DELOS Summer School 2007, Pisa, Italy

June 3-8, 2007, Santa Croce in Fossabanda (Pisa, Italy)

The DELOS Summer School on Digital Preservation took place from June 3 to 8 2007 in Pisa, Italy. During this six-day summer school, internationally established lecturers each lead half-day sessions and were available through the week for further discussion. The course aimed to develop in participants an appreciation of the issues surrounding digital preservation within the context of digital library development and management and to develop their grasp of the core research in the area of digital curation and preservation. Participants should leave with a coherent and practical understanding of activities surrounding digital preservation and, in particular, a developed understanding of selection and appraisal, workflow modelling, metadata definition, ingest process management, and a working knowledge of the issues surrounding audit and certification of digital repositories and the techniques and practices that underlie digital curation.

The major topics and issues treated in this course can be outlined by the following questions:

The venue for the Summer School, Santa Croce in Fossabanda, is a 14th century monastery set a short stroll from the Leaning Tower of Pisa. The rooms for lectures and breakout groups provided an evocative and pleasant atmosphere.

This summer school was run by the DELOS Digital Preservation Cluster with support from the UK Digital Curation Centre (DCC) and Digital Preservation Europe (DPE).

Details on the Summer School are available at


DELOS Summer School 2007 - Report

A report from one of the participants, Markus Opitz, can be accessed here.