PLN Community Meeting 2013

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LOCKSS PLN meeting Oct 24-25, 2013
Montgomery. AL
Alabama Department of Archives and History
624 Washington Avenue
P.O. Box 300100
Montgomery, AL 36130-0100

The Alabama Digital Preservation Network, together with the Network of Alabama Academic Libraries and the Alabama Department of Archives and History, invites members of Private LOCKSS Networks to attend the 2013 community meeting in Montgomery, Alabama. The meeting sessions will be held at the Alabama Department of Archives and History located in the heart of the capitol complex. As you can see from the program below, the themes for this year's meeting are technical innovation and international collaboration. If you have questions about the sessions or the meeting in general, please contact Tracey Berezansky at or Aaron Trehub at


Agenda is online

Meeting Overview

Day 1: Thursday, October 24, 2013

9:30-10:00 Coffee, tea, and breakfast nibbles at ADAH

9:40-9:45 Welcome - Director of ADAH, Steve Murray

10:00-10:30: Welcome and introductions

10:30-11:30: Pecha-kucha: brief (5-8 minutes) reports from the PLNs

11:30-12:30: LOCKSS overview and update by Vicky Reich and Tom Lipkis

12:30-1:30: Lunch

1:30-2:30: Panel 1: Mark Jordan on LOCKSS, CONTENTdm and Archivematica; Matt Schultz on BagIt Interoperability Tools; Jon Crabtree on DataVerse

2:30-3:30: Panel 2: Tobin Cataldo on data partitioning; Tom Wilson on LOCKSS-on-VM and new approaches to network storage

3:30-3:45: Break

3:45-5:00: Group Conversation: increasing network storage capacity; network price models, making participation in PLNs easy(er)

6:00-8:00: Informal dinner

Day 2: Friday, October 25, 2013

8:00-9:00: Housekeeping/breakfast

9:00-9:30: Synthesis from Day 1

9:30-10:30: Panel 3: Katherine Skinner and Tom Wilson on DPN and other cross-network initiatives (e.g. APTrust?)

10:30-10:45: Break

10:45-11:30: Conversation: technical innovation and tool development; cross-network initiatives

11:30-12:30: Panel 4: Matt Schultz (USA), Mark Jordan (Canada), and Anthony Leroy (Belgium) on international collaboration; Katherine Skinner and Aaron Trehub on Aligning National Approaches to Digital Preservation II (ANADP II), Barcelona, Spain, November 18-20, 2013

ANADP II presentation (PDF)

12:30-1:30: Lunch

1:30-3:00: Wrap-up and synthesis; tentative date and place for next year’s meeting


Montgomery Regional Airport (MGM)

Information on ground transportation services is available.

Birmingham-Shuttlesworth Internaltional Airport (BHM): 95 miles to Montgomery

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport: 150 miles to Montgomery

Hotel Information

Event Hotel: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Montgomery Downtown

Group Name: Alabama Department of Archives and History

Group Code: AST

The Doubletree is providing double rooms at a rate of $119 per night or king rooms at a rate of $129 per night. To make reservations please call 334-245-2320 or register online

Additional Info

Information and resources from previous years' PLN Community Meetings are available here:

ANADP II presentation (PDF)