A variety of workshops are being offered by the digital preservation community before and after official PASIG events. These workshops are not part of the official PASIG planning and organization but are being offered the days before and after the event. Separate prior registration is required for each workshop at the responsibility of the attendee. Please review the workshop details and registration procedures below.

Archivematica Pre-PASIG Workshop

Date: February 11, 2019

Time: 930 am-430 pm

Location: Biblioteca Nacional, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

Cost: FREE

You are invited to join us for a one day Archivematica workshop prior to PASIG at UNAM (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México). This workshop is appropriate for Archivematica beginners who have little or no experience with Archivematica. Topics will include:
  • Archivematica in the digital preservation landscape
  • How Archivematica works
  • Archivematica’s core functionality
  • Specialized workflows…and more!
Participants should plan to bring their own laptop for hands-on exercises. The workshop will be delivered in English, with some assistance available in Spanish. There is no charge for registration but spots are limited. Coffee and tea breaks will be provided.
Link to Registration: Archivematica Workshop

LOCKSS Program Seminar

Date: February 11, 2019

Time: 10 am-1 pm

Location: Sala 5524, El Colegio de México

Cost: FREE

On Monday, February 11, the LOCKSS Program will be having a 10am-1pm separate, add-on seminar at Colmex. The LOCKSS Technical Manager and leading LOCKSS Network leaders will be speaking. Maria Praetzellis, who manages the Internet Archive’s Archive-It & Data Services programs, will also be presenting and participating. We will cover how LOCKSS can fit in for your organization, technical developments, community models, and the LOCKSS-Archive-It integration. There will be ample time for Q&A and open discussion throughout the meeting. The presentations will be in English. Coffee and cookies will be provided.

  • 10:00am-10:30am – Introductions and Overview – Art Pasquinelli, LOCKSS Partnerships Manager. We will make introductions here and share goals. Art will also give an overview of the LOCKSS Program.
  • 10:30am-11:10am – LOCKSS Technical Overview – Thib Guicherd-Callin, LOCKSS Technical Manager. Thib will review the core technical features of LOCKSS, LOCKSS Network implementation models, and the status of the LOCKSS Architected as Web Services (LAAWS) project.
  • Break
  • 11:30am-12:00pm – Implementing LOCKSS – Miguel Ángel Márdero Arellano, Cariniana Network Coordinator. The Cariniana Network is a distributed digital preservation network, funded by the Instituto Brasileiro de Informação em Ciência e Tecnologia, IBICT. The network offers digital preservation services as well as mechanisms in order to facilitate the automation of identification processes, storage, and validation and conversion of the content into new digital formats. Miguel is a native Spanish-speaker and can have 1-1 conversations in Spanish as needed.
  • 12:00pm-12:30pm – Archive-IT and LOCKSS – Maria Praetzellis, Program Manager, Web Archiving, The Internet Archive. Maria manages the Internet Archive’s Archive-It & Data Services programs. This presentation will focus on LOCKSS complementing Archive-It for distributed digital preservation of web archives.
  • 12:30pm-1:00pm – Open Discussion
Registration: The meeting is open to anyone, even if you are not attending the PASIG conference. More meeting details will be sent to attendees in mid-January. Please email artpasquinelli (at) stanford (dot) edu for details and to RSVP.


Date:  February 11th, 2019

Time:  15:00h

Location: Sala 5524, El Colegio de México

Language: English

Cost: FREE

As time moves forward the complexity of digital preservation unveils new opportunities that reside on the development of technologies through partners who listen to the institutional needs.

In this workshop we will cover new technological aspects that we hope will be of great use to the participants’ needs applicable to their daily digital preservation plans.  We will go through several insights collected during the past year and show how listening to peers and creating a community can positively influence the future of digital preservation systems.

Workshop leader:  Antonio Guillermo Martínez, CEO of LIBNOVA.

Este taller se ofrecerá en español a las 16:30 horas, más información en la página sobre talleres en español.


Preservica “Digital Preservation: 2030” Post-Conference Discussion

Date: 14 February

Time: 5:30 PM

Location: Sala Alfonso Reyes, El Colegio de México

Cost: FREE

Preservica’s Jon Tilbury invites you to join a debate, engage in discussion and enjoy a drink in the workshop ‘Digital Preservation : 2030’. Jon will be joined by a group of experts who will be considering where digital preservation might be over the next decade whilst you enjoy a tipple of your choice.

The tendency at conferences is to focus on the here and now rather than the future. We can think about technology evolution but also the gradual shift of digital preservation to be part of the standard information life cycle as understood not only by academia and cultural heritage but also by business and personal users…If this is the future what will it look like and how do we get there?

  • Who will the DP users be in 2030?
  • What content will they be conserving?
  • What tools will they use?
  • What is the business model?
  • What will their user experience be?
  • How do we deliver DP at the scale necessary?
  • How to be persuade the content creation and hosting vendors to make our life easier?
  • What does the community need to do to make this happen?

Ponder these questions and join in with the debate in the Auditorium at Colmex Thursday February 14th after the closing session of PASIG 2019.

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Digital Preservation Peer Assessment Workshop (Northeast Document Conservation Center)

Date: February 15, 2019

Time: 930 am-330 pm

Location: El Colegio de México, Biblioteca Daniel Cosío Villegas

Building a digital preservation program can be a complex undertaking, but performing an assessment can help manage the many steps needed to create a sustainable digital preservation program. Self-assessment and working with a consultant can both be valuable, but a peer assessment goes one step further to create a community of support for building and sustaining a digital preservation program. Participants will leave this workshop with a peer assessment tool to implement in their own communities and will gain valuable practice using the tool during the workshop.

Workshop teacher: Frances Harrell, Senior Preservation Specialist

Link to registration: Digital Preservation Peer Assessment Workshop Registration