JISC PoWR presentation at ILI 2008

A presentation on JISC PoWR entitled Preservation for the Next Generation was given yesterday at the Internet Librarian International Conference 2008 held at the Novotel London West.

The slides of the talk are now available from Slideshare and embedded below.

The presentation was well received and sparked a lot of interest particularly from delegates from US libraries. Donald Grose, Dean of Libraries from the University of North Texas, informed me that they have been preserving many of the US government Web sites for a number of years. See this related press release. Looking into Web resource preservation activity in other sectors and possibly other countries is definitely an area of interest for the future. Hopefully the JISC PoWR project will be able to talk more to Donald about his work in the future.