LIFE2 Conference - 23 June 2008

The LIFE2 conference took place on 23rd June 2008 at the British Library Conference centre where the project report was launched. Conference presentations can be viewed below or from the LIFE2 Conference Presentations page.


Morning session Chair: Helen Shenton
09:30-10:00 Arrival, registration and coffee
10:00-10:20 Welcome and introduction
Helen Shenton
(Head of Collection care, The British Library)
10:20-11:00 Keynote: Some economics of digital preservation
Paul Courant
(Dean of Libraries, University of Michigan)
11:00-11:30 LIFE Model
Paul Wheatley
(Digital Preservation Manager (eIS), The British Library)
11:30-11:50 Break and coffee
11:50-12:20 LIFE Model Economic Validation
Bo-Christer Björk
(Professor, Swedish School of Economics and Business Administration)
12:20-13:00 Implementation of the LIFE work:
  1. Practical implementation of the LIFE Model
    Ulla Bøgvad Kejser (Royal Library, Denmark) and Anders Bo Nielsen (State Archives, Denmark)
  2. JISC-LC Blue Ribbon Task Force on the economic sustainability of digital preservation
    Paul Ayris (Director of Library Services, UCL)
13:00-14:00 Buffet lunch
Afternoon session Chair: Paul Ayris
14:00-14:15 British Library Newspapers Case Study
Richard Davies
(LIFE Project Manager, The British Library)
14:15-14:30 SHERPA-LEAP Case Study
Jacqueline Cooke
(Goldsmiths, University of London)
14:30-14:45 SHERPA-DP Case Study
Stephen Grace
(Preservation Manager, CeRch)
14:45-15:00 Research Data Costs
Neil Beagrie
(Consultant, Charles Beagrie Limited)
15:00-15:20 Q & A for case studies
15:20-15:50 Break and coffee
15:50-16:20 Panel discussion:
Costing Digital Preservation: What are the next steps?

- Chris Rusbridge (DCC) (Chair)
- Sheila Anderson (CeRch)
- Frances Boyle (DPC)
- Neil Grindley (JISC)
- Michael Jubb (RIN)
1620-16:30 Closing remarks
Paul Ayris
(Director of Library Services, UCL)
16:30-17:00 Networking
  • Link: UCL Library Services
  • Link: British Library
  • Link: Humanities Advanced Technology and Information Institute
  • Link: JISC
  • Link: RIN
  • Link: LIBER

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LIFE (Life Cycle Information for E-Literature) is a funded by the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) and Research Information Network (RIN) and is a collaboration between University College London (UCL) and the British Library