Notes on APARSEN MegaMeeting Thursday 4 September 2014


  • Simon Lambert
  • David Giaretta
  • Maurizio Lunghi
  • Krystina Giarette
  • Diana Pasquariello
  • Stefn Pröll
  • Kirnn Kaur
  • Daria Sas
  • Holger Brocks
  • Orit Edelstein
  • Yannis Kargakis
  • Eefke Smit
  • Manuela Holzmayer
  • Herve L'Hours
  • Barbara Bazzanella

Management update

Only a small number of signed Form Cs for the third year cost claim are now oustanding. Simon is chasing the concerned partners.

We must remember the remaining deliverables. These will need internal review as usual. All are due at the end of December apart from D42.2 which is due at the end of October.

  • D42.2 Report on definition of curricula and course contents, summary of liaison actions and co-operations (FTK)
  • D11.5 Report on a common vision of digital preservation (STFC)
  • D11.6 Virtual Centre of Excellence development (STFC)
  • D13.3 Report about standardisation activities (ICT)
  • D16.2 Software repository: final (APA)
  • D22.4 The Interoperability Framework implementation with added value services (FRD)
  • D41.3 Event planning and summary report (LTU)
  • D44.5 Annual report on communication activities (OB)

In addition D45.2 will be updated with reports on the last webinars.

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SimonLambert 2014-09-30 WP51 : arrange internal reviews of remaining deliverables 2014-10-30 SimonLambert   edit

Progress of Tiger Teams for Year 4 activities

Training events and training material

Training material (presentations etc.) is now being uploaded to the Online Training Portal, with suitable metadata. Kirnn reported that there are online courses on the external website under training, and we need to import course structure and training material.

Participants' feedback from the summer school in Vienna is now available on the wiki.

Market research

Ruben will attend the TPDL workshop in London next Monday and should be able to give an update on progress.

Website and other communication/promotion activities

The redesign of the public website is in progress, in preparation for the launch of the Centre of Excellence. There is an ongoing action to provide additions/updates to Manuela Holzmayer. Manuela would also like general feedback on the website.

Eefke reported that there will be two more webinars, probably early October and mid-November. The first will be on the common vision, with Simon, David and Ruben speaking, plus an external speaker. Someone from the 4C project might be suitable, but other suggestions are welcome. The final webinar will present the best talks from the launch event in Brussels, for wider dissemination.

VCoE offerings: services, tools, consultancy

Related to the next topic ...

Preparation for VCoE launch

The programme for the APA conference/launch event is under development. Krystina will be circulating the programme and asking for speakers. Registration is free for APARSEN members. The hotel (Radisson Blu in Brussels) has a block booking of rooms for those who wish to stay there.

We also need:

  • volunteers to speak and present results at this event
  • review and confirmation of offerings to be made available through the Centre of Excellence

Krystina has sent emails about these.

Forthcoming events (if not covered above)

Workshop at TPDL conference, London, September

This workshop takes place next Monday and several APARSEN people will be there.

Training course on usability and access, Florence, September

Maurizio is running the training course on access and usability of digital content in a long term vision, to be held in Florence on 17-18 September. See

RDA meeting and All Hands Meeting, Amsterdam, September

The programme is now available for the APARSEN workshop on 24 September. A venue has been found for the APARSEN AHM/GA - see APANAllHands201409 for details.

Registration for the workshop can be done at

Assigned to Due date Description State Closed Notify  
TWikiUsers 2014-09-05 WP11 : register for APARSEN workshop in Amsterdam 24 Sept; add names to list of attendees of AHM 25-26 Sept and make choice of dinner menu 2014-10-08 SimonLambert   edit

APA conference and VCoE launch, Brussels, October

As above

Any other issues


-- SimonLambert - 2014-09-04

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