OPF Hackathon

Do you have born-digital collections that you’re grappling with?  Old media with file-systems that you can’t read?  Concerns about disseminating your collections because they might contain sensitive information?  Have you created disk images but don’t yet have the ability to process that data on the images?

Or are you a developer who would like to tackle some real-world challenges that will directly benefit collecting institutions in caring for born-digital materials?  Are you adept at developing and applying open-source software and would like to learn through hands-on experience how to apply various open-source digital forensics tools to collections?

If you answered “yes” to any of the above, then we have an event for you!

The Open Planets Foundation and the University of Chapel Hill’s School of Library and Information Science proudly presents:

The OPF Hackathon at UNC Chapel Hill:
Tackling Real-World Collection Challenges with Digital Forensics Tools and Methods

Monday, June 3rd-Wednesday, June 5th
Registration cost: $150 (REDUCED!)
*includes 3 lunches and 2 dinners

Come join world renowned digital preservation experts, collection managers, and coders as we collectively hack through digital preservation problems using a variety of digital forensics methods and approaches.

Our expert facilitators will be available to provide hands on guidance.    We will also be presenting awards for best collection challenge and best technical solution!

This is the first OPF Hackathon taking place in the United States and we are thrilled to host you as we hack out solutions to common problems in born-digital collections.

Event information: http://bit.ly/Z09fls
Registration page: http://bit.ly/XK4zel

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