- Sep 18, 2013
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Over the summer months, EUDAT has been involved in a variety of different training courses. Here’s a summary of what we’ve been up to.
In July, EUDAT participated in a week-long event organised by APARSEN, presented in collaboration with TIMBUS, SCAPE, EUDAT and the IMPACT Centre. The course was hosted by the Digital Preservation Centre in Glasgow, UK, and covered a broad cross-section of topics related to digital preservation, including Governance and Management of Digital Preservation Services, Digital Object/Data Creation, Planning Preservation and Digital Preservation Infrastructures. Slides from the EUDAT presentations are available from the “Past Courses” section of the EUDAT website. The rest of the course content will be made available online by APARSEN soon, and we’ll link to that from the EUDAT training pages.
A couple of days later we headed down the road to Birmingham, where we held a training day co-located with IUPS2013. This course targeted members of the VPH community and researchers from related areas. We had talks and demonstrations from members of the EUDAT project, as well as a session on iRODS given by John Burns who, amongst other things, led the original book digitization project for Amazon’s Kindle.
In August, we held another training day co-located with a community event: This time we were at the 41st Workshop of the International School of Geophysics in Erice, Sicily with the EPOS community. In this day-long course we discussed EUDAT’s infrastructure and services with people from the EPOS community who are involved in their own data infrastructure initiatives, such as RIDE.
The following week we moved north to Helsinki where we co-organised a course at CSC’s PRACE Advanced Training Centre on Data Staging and Data Movement. This three-day course discussed EUDAT’s services, but also drilled down further into some of the technologies that EUDAT uses under the hood, with demos and hands-on exercises on iRODS and GridFTP. We’ll be running a similar course early next year in January, so if you’re interested in these topics, you’ll be able to sign up soon on the EUDAT training pages.
Course material from all of the above courses can be downloaded from the training pages of EUDAT’s web site.
Our next main focus will be on preparing for the EUDAT conference in Rome in October. At this event there will be two parallel tracks of training (split into two half-day sessions) covering:
1.1: DATA STAGING, REPLICATION AND STORAGE: INTEGRATING WITH EUDAT'S BUILDING BLOCKS
1.2: IMPLEMENTATION OF STAGING, REPLICATION AND STORAGE: SERVICES AND TOOLS
2.1: PERSISTENT IDENTIFIERS, HANDLES, TYPE REGISTRIES, EPIC
The training forms an integral part of the conference, and is included in the conference registration fee. You can find out how to register and find out more about the sessions listed above at http://www.eudat.eu/2nd-conference.