Attend a Live Webcast of the Blue Ribbon Task Force Symposium on Economics of Sustaining Digital Information, 1 April at 9 a.m. EDT

Presentations and discussions from "A National Conversation on the Economic Sustainability of Digital Information," a symposium hosted by the Blue Ribbon Task Force on Sustainable Digital Preservation and Access in Washington, D.C., will be webcast live for remote participants on Thursday, 1 April beginning at 9 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time.

The symposium will convene a diverse group of speakers, including OCLC Research Scientist and Blue Ribbon Task Force Co-Chair Brian Lavoie, to discuss identifying practical solutions to the economic challenges of preserving today's deluge of digital data. It will also provide a forum for discussing the recommendations in the Blue Ribbon Task Force's final report on economically sustainable digital preservation practices, which is available online at http://brtf.sdsc.edu/biblio/BRTF_Final_Report.pdf. A full list of symposium participants and a preliminary agenda is available online at http://brtf.sdsc.edu/symposium.html.

Register to view this free, non-interactive webcast by visiting http://brtf.vidizmo.com/ and clicking on "April 1st Event Details" in the upper right-hand corner. The webcast is being hosted by Microsoft using VIDIZMO.com, an online video Mashup technology to create, manage and deliver live or on-demand interactive rich media presentations. A recording of the webcast will be made available after the symposium on the Blue Ribbon Task Force Web site at http://brtf.sdsc.edu/.

Additional information about the Blue Ribbon Task Force on Sustainable Digital Preservation and Access is available at http://www.oclc.org/research/news/2010-03-03.htm.

More Information

Webcast Registration
http://brtf.vidizmo.com/

Symposium Agenda
http://brtf.sdsc.edu/symposium.html

Blue Ribbon Task Force Final Report, Sustainable Economics for a Digital Planet: Ensuring Long-Term Access to Digital Information
http://brtf.sdsc.edu/biblio/BRTF_Final_Report.pdf

Brian Lavoie
http://www.oclc.org/research/people/lavoie.htm

OCLC Research Blue Ribbon Task Force Final Report News Announcement
http://www.oclc.org/research/news/2010-03-03.htm

For more information:

Brian Lavoie
Research Scientist
OCLC Research
lavoie@oclc.org
+1-614-764-4399

Melissa Renspie
Senior Communications Officer
OCLC Research
renspiem@oclc.org
+1-614-761-5231