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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Using DuraCloud for Archiving and Preservation

I'll be joining Michele Kimpton, CEO of DuraSpace, on a webinar next Wednesday (November 2, 2011).  Our topic is DuraCloud, and how one can use this cloud-based service as part of one's digital preservation strategy.

I think sometimes people will view the cloud as an alternative to keeping and maintaining local copies, but at ICPSR we're using the cloud as an easy-to-manage storage location to supplement more conventional locations, such as local NAS storage and the University of Michigan's "Value Storage" service.

Here is a copy of the invite that went out via email:


You are invited to attend the following event:

Using DuraCloud for Archiving & Preservation
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
1:00p.m. - 2:00p.m. Eastern Standard Time

Presented By:
Michele Kimpton, DuraSpace Chief Executive Officer & DuraCloud Project Director &
Bryan Beecher, Director of Computing & Network Services,Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR)

Having a hard time keeping up with current preservation and archiving practices?
Are you finding the task of archiving your content complicated, costly and confusing?
Then you need to join us for a free webinar that details how DuraCloud can be part of your preservation and archiving solution.

This webinar will discuss how to use DuraCloud as a component of your archiving and preservation strategy. An overview of the service will include what it is, how it works, and the benefits it has to offer. Additionally, Bryan Beecher, Director of Computing & Network Services at ICPSR, will present ICPSR's preservation and archivingstrategy. Bryan will share how DuraCloud and other methods have been implemented to meet ICPSR's preservation and archiving goals.

If you are interested in attending please thoroughly complete the registration process (below) to receive your unique login url. Be sure to SAVE the return email you receive from Infinite Conferencing as it will include your unique login information.

Below is the call-in information for the event.
Via Skype (Free, World): Dial +9900827047086940 
Via Phone (Toll, US): Dial +1(201)793-9022 Enter Room Number: 7086940

The maximum capacity for this web seminar is 99 participants. The event will be recorded and slides will be available for viewing after the event at

Please contact Kristi Searle at
 with any questions.

**Please be aware of Infinite Conferencing System Requirements:
-          Internet connection speed of 128 kbps or higher is recommended
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