Draft Programme of the Budapest DC-NET Conference


Draft Programme of the Budapest DC-NET Conference

Digitisation of Cultural Heritage and long term preservation - the role of e-Infrastructures

23-24 June 2011 National Széchényi Library, Hungary


23 June 2011


12:00 –13:30

Registration and lunch + coffee

Welcome and keynotes


Szymon Lewandowski,   DG Information Society and Media of the EC

13:30 – 13:35

Welcome by Dr. Andrea Sajó,  Director General of the National Széchényi Library

13:35 – 13:50

Welcome by Géza Szőcs, Minister of State for Culture

13.50 – 14.20

e-Infrastructure to serve Cultural Heritage

speaker: Wim Jansen,  Directorate F: Emerging Technologies and Infrastructures

14:20 – 14:50

  e-Infrastructure Services – DC-NET challenges and opportunities

  speaker: János Mohácsi,  NIIFI, NREN Hungary

The ERANET DC-NET (Digital Cultural Heritage-Network): Achievements of the Project


Iván Rónai, Deputy Head, Department of Public Collections, NEFMI

14:50 – 15:40

  • Introduction by Rossella Caffo DC-NET Project Coordinator, Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities, IT
  • Report of DC-NET Work Packages(WP2, WP3)

  speakers: WP leaders

15:40 – 16:00

Coffee break

e-Infrastructure: needs  and offers


 Iván Rónai, Deputy Head, Department of Public Collections, NEFMI

16:00 – 16:30

 The concept of e-Infrastructure - a paradigm shift 

   speaker: László Kovács, Head of Department,  SzTAKI

16:30 – 17:15

e-Infrastructure needs of memory institutions

   speakers:    Lajos Vonderviszt, National Széchényi Library

                         Zsolt Bánki, Petőfi Literary Museum

                         Zoltán Szatucsek, Hungarian National Archives

17:15 – 17:40

 MANDA- Hungarian National Digital Archive

speaker: Lajos Lovas, Head of Digital Archives Department, NEFMI



 24 June 2011

Long term preservation of Cultural Heritage – best practices


Börje Justrell,National Archive, Sweden

 9:30 –9:55

Digital Preservation: Where's the problem -- and what are the possible solutions?

speaker: Hannes Kulovits, Institut of Software Technology and Interactive Systems at the Vienna University of Technology


The French SPAR project
speaker : Jerôme Dupont,  Bibliothèque nationale de France


SIARD (Software Independent Archiving of Relational Databases), the project of the Swiss   Federal Archives,

 speaker: Dr. Krystyna W. Ohnesorge,Schweizerisches Bundesarchiv


Coffee break

Technical and legal aspects of long term preservation


Gudmund Host,  eIRG Chair





Cloud computing basics, and future…

 speaker: Lutz Schubert,High Performance Computing Centre, Stuttgart

 NIIFI cloud and storage solutions for archiving and preservation

 speaker: Péter Stefán, NIIFI



    Legal Aspects of long term preservation


   Olav Stokkmo,- International Federation of Reproduction Rights  (IFRRO)

  Péter Mezei,  Institute of Comparative Law, University of Szeged



Joint Activities Plan to promote coordinated effort



Antonella Fresa, DC-NET technical coordinator, Italian Ministry of Culture

Iván Rónai, Deputy Head, Department of Public Collections, NEFMI


Discussion: Joint Activities Plan to promote coordinated effort for more tailored eInfrastructure services made available to cultural heritage bodies

Participants: Library, museum experts, archivists and eInfrastructure specialists

Formulation of  the Conference Conclusions: on the necessity of coordination to establish an e-infrastructure at European level for cultural heritage




Lutz Schubert
Clouds, basics and the future…

What capabilities and what developments can be actually expected from a cloud. A specific focus will rest on for which use cases clouds offer valuable features and for which they don’t. Currently, with clouds being near the “hype peak”, there is a lot of confusion about what clouds really are and what they can be really used for approached from the viewpoint of the heritage institutions, as well.


Stefán Péter
Cloud is one of the latest emerging technologies spreading nowadays in both private and public organizations. In the presentation we plan to give a summary on the natural evolution of a scientific infrastructure cloud that helps us decoupling and provisioning of operating environments, as well as we show how it has been created and built up. We also plan to give a brief detail on the infrastructure background as well as the 1-year operation experiences.


Lajos Bálint, NIIF/Hungarnet
eInfrastructure Services  –  DC-NET challenges and opportunities

The presentation provides an overview of e-Infrastructures for research and academia, with special emphasis on data infrastructures and by focusing on the storage and accessibility aspects of the digitised cultural heritage. Mission, history, functions, components, organisational aspects, development issues, operational questions, as well as co-operation matters are key elements of the investigation covering both traditional and service oriented e-Infrastructure architectures and applications. Challenges and opportunities are summarised as a conclusion, together with an outlook to the foreseeable perspectives/scenarios both on international and national scale.


Olav Stokmo, International Federation of Reproduction Rights Organisations (IFRRO)
Legal Aspects of long term preservation

The speaker will focus on the right to make archive copies, with special emphasis on exceptions and limitations in favour of libraries and on access to archived content. He would also aim at pointing out solutions rather than presenting the legal situation only.


Jérôme Dupont

The French SPAR project

This presentation deals with the SPAR BnF Project, which is the preservation system for digital material that the BnF has developped. Its design is based on the international standards relative to the sustainability of digital information. In particular, SPAR respects the OAIS standard (ISO-14721:2003), reference model for an open archival information system. The goal of this system is to handle the different digital materials that the BnF has to preserve: print digitization, web archives, audiovisual material, third party archiving etc. It provides differents features: format control at ingest stage, multiple copies and auto-healing, indexation of metadata. It takes account of the different requirements which each type of collection must fulfill. In order to operate SPAR, a set of graphic interfaces has been also developped. The first version of Spar was released in May 2010 and preserves more than 150 000 documents produced from printed material digitization today. The BnF is now adding to SPAR's functionality, adding new collections, new formats, new features and interfaces. In this presentation, we will first overview what is an OAIS compliant
system. In this part, the differents Spar components and their role will be described.
Then we will focus on metadata: which metadata must be preserved, how can they be modeled, accessed, and queried. Spar datamanagement module is based on rdf technology. We will see how it provides deep queries, useful to handle collections. The last part will bring us back to reality: we will talk about our first "real world" year. Actually 2010 is the first year the Archive was
released. In particular, we'll see how the technical constraints can influence preservation management. Moreover some new needs also appeared during this year, for instance administrative interfaces.


Lutz Schubert

Professional experience:
2007 – Present: Head of ISIS at HLRS - University of Stuttgart
2004 – Present: Research Assistant at HLRS - University of Stuttgart

Education :
Dec 1997 - Dec 1998 University of St. Andrews in St Andrews, United Kingdom
Dec 1995 - Dec 2002 University of Stuttgart in Stuttgart, Germany Diploma


Lajos Balint received his MSc and PhD degrees from the Technical University of Budapest, in 1969 and 1976, respectively. He is Vice President of HUNGARNET, Director of International Relations at NIIFI, and a part time Honorary Professor at the Technical University of Budapest. He has been working on about 45 grants and presented more than 170 publications between 1969 and 2011 in the areas of Research Infrastructures, ICT, HCI, network and system theory, and CAD. He is a member/representative/officer at a number of national and international organisations, including TERENA, DANTE, GÉANT, e-IRG, and ERAB.


Peter Stefán has been involved in distributed computing and data storage oriented activities since 2000. Having completed his Ph.D. studies in the field of artificial intelligence, he began his career at NIIFI with his participation in the installation and operation of the first supercomputer services in Hungary and has spent the last 10 years in the field of distributed computing research and scientific user support.


Olav Stokmo is a Norwegian citizen and has a Master’s degree in Modern History and Political Science and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Economics. He is an author of management literature and articles on copyright and collective management.



Jérôme Dupont is a software engineer in the French National Library IT
Departement. He has been working on the digital preservation SPAR project,
for 4 years.
He was involved from specification  to development, tests, and release of
SPAR. Previously, he worked in the integration team at BnF IT departement
for 5 years.


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