[Rdap] Digital Preservation Work Featured in May issue of Discover Magazine

William L Anderson band at praxis101.com
Tue Jun 21 15:00:45 EDT 2011

Michael, I appreciate your thoughts on this; they make a good deal of sense.


On 6/21/11 1:27 PM, Michael J. Giarlo wrote:
> I've been mulling this over the past week, and I'm not sure a 
> mega-conference about all things digital- and data-related would be very 
> attractive to me.  Open Repositories and RDAP seem to be geared 
> primarily towards the practitioner side of the practice-research 
> spectrum, whereas my impression of JCDL and its peers are more towards 
> the research side.
> If OR and RDAP become less about practice than theory, then I can see 
> practitioners losing interest -- and they need events to share best 
> practices, tools, and tips.
> Additionally, both OR and JCDL seem like rather long meetings when you 
> factor in pre-conferences and post-conferences.  I wouldn't want them to 
> be any longer, and I rather like that RDAP is as short as it is.
> I see a real need for conferences like OR and RDAP for those of us who 
> have boots on the ground, and I do hope they remain separate.
> If RDAP is to be merged into JCDL, I would hope that the relationship 
> would be similar to RDAP's relationship with IA Summit, which is to say 
> that one can attend RDAP without needing to drop extra dollars on a 
> longer, less relevant conference (for some of us).
> My two cents.
> -Mike
> [ ... ]

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