Data Seal of Approval Conference 2012, Florence, December 10

Free one-day Data Seal of Approval conference: Florence 10 December.

In cooperation with the Cultural Heritage on line conference “Trusted Digital Repositories and Trusted Professionals” 11-13 December.

I am writing to you as Chair of the Data Seal of Approval Board to invite you to join us for this year’s DSA conference:

Theme: Data Seal of Approval conference 2012

Date: December10, 2012

Location: Historical Complex of Santa Apollonia, Florence, Italy

The Data Seal of Approval is an initiative toprovide basic certification to data repositories. Receiving the DSA signifies that data are being safeguarded in compliance with community standards and will remain accessible into the future. The DSA and its quality guidelines are of interest to researchers, organizations that archive data, and users of the data.

Conference topics will include:

? Information on the Data Seal of Approval, including how to apply for the DSA

? An overview of the European Framework for Audit and Certification of Digital Repositories

? Case studies

Speakers will include experts from the field of digital preservation.

Attendance to the DSA conference 2012 is free of charge. Please register at Registration DSA conference 2012. Login as guest, no username and password required.

The Data Seal of Approval will be preceding the Cultural Heritage on line conference, which will include a discussion on trusted repositories within research infrastructures.

You are most welcome to circulate this information to others in your organisation or beyond who you feel would benefit from it. The detailed programme is available on the DSA web site:, where all the latest news can be found.

Don’t hesitate to contact me if you need further details.


Henk Harmsen


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