Notes on APARSEN MegaMeeting Thursday 1 August 2013


  • Simon Lambert
  • David Giaretta
  • CERN team
  • Emanuele Bellini
  • Jana Becker
  • Orit Edelstein
  • René van Horik
  • Sharon McMeekin
  • Silvio Salza
  • Sabine Schrimpf
  • Juha Lehtonen
  • Maurizio Lunghi
  • Gerald Jäschke
  • Christoph Bruch
  • Kirnn Kaur

Management update

Deliverable D36.2 "Exemplar business cases" is undergoing final internal review and is about to be submitted.

Deliverable D27.1 "Recommendations about scalability" has an agreed one week postponement and will be submitted by 7th August.

The Form Cs for Year 2 are now all finalised and Simon will submit them to the EC with the Periodic Report by 2nd August.

Special topic: APARSEN at iPRES conference

There are some papers from APARSEN work accepted for the iPRES conference, a workshop on interoperability of persistent identifiers organised by Maurizio Lunghi and others, and a joint workshop with the 4C project on cost modelling.

The main topic of discussion was the panel session that has been accepted. It will last 90 minutes on Wednesday. René van Horik led the discussion. He has set up a wiki page at

The idea is to present discuss a number of services for digital preservation and their viability. René proposed four example services (on the wiki page). He envisages a short description, who are the users/customers, and the business model. The common vision should be part of the introduction to the services. David said that we should also give some motivation - why these services will be of value to the organisations: "why should I be interested? What is in it for me?" The panel could be seen as part of the soft launch of the VCoE.

We need to know what we want from this panel session. David proposed that we want people talking about what is discussed and want to follow up, and we want to be able to report in the review that we have engagement.

Carlos Morais Pires will represent the EU point of view.

Silvio might not be present at iPRES; in that case René or David could present the authenticity management service. Sharon McMeekin can cover training.

Kirnn argued that the panel is an excellent opportunity to assess demand for the VCoE offerings. There was a discussion about whether the focus should be on services (as René originally intended) or on aspects of the business plan. Maurizio suggested being very concrete and having a list of questions for the audience with possible services and the business model behind them.

The business plan will be the foundation of the services, but it might be better to have services as the basis of the panel, as the audience will be able to relate to them more easily. Silvio warned against overloading the panel session.

Another preparatory meeting will be needed. René will keep updating the wiki and contact others for input.

Any other issues

David mentioned the ICT event in Vilnius from 6th to 8th November. There is a wiki page at APARSEN has two slots: a networking booth and as part of a networking session, where David will be one of the speakers.

-- SimonLambert - 2013-08-01

Topic revision: r1 - 2013-08-01 - SimonLambert
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