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CASHMERE-int Workshop in Göttingen, February 28th - March 2nd

CASHMERE-int, a subproject of the "Competence Network: New Sciences, Standardisation, MetaData" hosts the first "Preservation and DC-Tools: Standards and Standardisation activities" workshop dealing with the subject of standards and standardisation activities in the field of long-term preservation, Webservices and Semantic Web.

The goal of the CASHMERE-int project is to actively participate in the development of standards in the contexts of Semantic Web and Preservation. Through this a fast transfer of standards into the German academic field shall be ensured and an in-depth implementation into New Services shall be promoted.

Regarding the research and development of these services and practices CASHMERE-int focuses on the participation in international standardisation approaches that emphasise innovative methods and tools to edit information mechanically and intellectually and to further process this information in search and retrieval.

Regarding the contents the workshop is divided into three thematic blocks. On the first day (February 28th) the subject will be standards and standardisation activities in the field of preservation. On March 1st standards and standardisation activities in the context of Semantic Web and Web Services will be presented. On the last day (March 2nd) the DC Tools Working Group meeting will take place in the course of the workshop. The conference language will be English on the second and third day.

The workshop agenda and further information about the registration process are available at the following URL: http://www.iwi-iuk.org/cashmere/workshop/

Experts are (among others) Harry Wagner (OCLC) and Tom Baker (Fraunhofer Gesellschaft). This event will take place at the Goettingen State and University Library and is supported/co-hosted by nestor, the Network of Expertise in long-term storage and availability of digital ressources in Germany.

Affiliates of the CASHMERE-int project are the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at the University of Osnabrueck, the Institute for Scientific Information, and the Goettingen State and University Library. The project is funded by the Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF).