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PICNIC’06: Avoiding the digital memory loss

We are pleased to announce the free half-day Seminar on ‘Avoiding the Digital Memory Loss’ the 27th of September during the PICNIC 06 Cross Media Week in Amsterdam. It will be followed by the official launch of the European Archive site during the opening of the PICNIC 06 conference.

The network society has not yet solved the challenge of memory loss. Transient contents, technological obsolescence, what will remain of todays digital memory? Important efforts are made to overcome the decay but technological, institutional challenges are huge. This half-day seminar will explore the state of the art in media preservation, net-art curation, web archiving, presenting both research projects, working solutions and services in this domain.



Brewster Kahle (Internet Archive, USA)
Building the Internet Archive


Julien Masanès (European Archive, NL)
Web Archiving, issues and methods

Mark Middleton (HanzoArchives, UK)
Building your own archive

Marcel Ras (Koninklijke Bibliotheek, NL)
“Long-term preservation and permanent access at the KB”

Anne Laforet (University of Avignon, France)
Net art preservation: current state of the art

Gunther Reisinger (Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Media.Art.Research, Austria)
The art-historic context of categorizing, description and archiving of net-based art

Discussion and Conclusion

17:30 - 20:00 PICNIC ‘06 Welcome Reception
As part of the welcome reception, the European Archive will celebrate its official launch.


13.30-17.00 on 27 September, Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam. Please note that entrance for the Seminar and the PICNIC Welcome Reception is free. Please register here.
For those who want to access also the 3 days of the full conference, we can provide reduced fees (see below information on the full conference).

About PICNIC 06 Cross Media Week

PICNIC 06 is Amsterdam’s new annual event focused on creativity in cross media content and technology, specifically in the fields of entertainment and communication. The event will take place from September 27 - 29 at the Westergasfabriek, a cultural facility located in a former gas factory in Amsterdam.
PICNIC 06 is being supported by the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs, the City of Amsterdam and a variety of corporate and service partners.
For complete information about the event, visit www.crossmediaweek.org
Reduced fee for the full conference (500 instead of 750), please use code: 649740 when registering : at this address

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