Mailing List Message #114662
From: Cliff Lynch <>
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Subject: Report from CARL @Risk North 2 meeting
Date: Fri, 29 Mar 2019 05:28:00 -0400
In early November 2018 I was fortunate to be able to keynote an
excellent meeting in Montreal focusing on developments in digital
preservation strategy across Canada. The report from this meeting is
now available at:

or in French at

Below I reproduce  a short announcement providing a bit more
information on the meeting

Clifford Lynch
Director, CNI


Thursday, March 28, 2019. – The @Risk North 2: Digital Collections
forum held last November provided a crucial opportunity for
stakeholders across Canada to discuss investments and capacity for
digital preservation initiatives in Canada’s memory institutions. The
Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL), Canadian Research
Knowledge Network (CRKN), Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Qué
bec (BAnQ), and Library and Archives Canada (LAC) are pleased to
announce the release of a report that presents the themes and outcomes
from this event. This Report provides a critical overview of the topics
discussed and opportunities identified to further strengthen Canada’s
digital preservation capacity and initiatives.
Attendees and presenters at @Risk North 2 included representatives from
libraries, archives, museums, and community organizations, whose
presentations and insights brought to the forefront the need for
increased resources and collaboration to sustain a small but active
community of practitioners. Key themes ranged from the inherent
changing nature of archiving in this digital age to assessing and
defining acceptable risk when working with digital collections.
CARL’s Digital Preservation Working Group – a multi-stakeholder group
with representation from BAnQ, the Canadian Council of Archives,
Council of Prairie and Pacific University Libraries (COPPUL), CRKN,
LAC, Scholars Portal / Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL),
CARL, and several Canadian research libraries – looks forward to
advancing the recommendations from this forum.
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