Workshop: Databases for 2080 – Preserving database content for the long term (registered guests only)


Tabular data of 1961 census
Tabular data of 1961 census
05.10.2021 13:00 Uhr - 06.10.2021 13:00 Uhr

Workshop: Databases for 2080 – Preserving database content for the long term

After our call for participation in February, we have received plenty of reactions and the workshop programme is ready. The workshop will be held as a remote conference, enabling guests to watch the presentations and discuss with us from anywhere. Guests have to apply for participation.

Please apply for participation at, giving name, affiliation, and some words on your motivation. Please confirm that you will meet the conditions given in our call for participation.

Agenda 5th October

12:30Registration, technical helpdesk, smalltalk
13:00Welcome address by Prof. Dr. Gerald Maier (President, Landesarchiv Baden-Württemberg)
13:05Introduction by Kai Naumann
Options and Strategies
13:20Brigitte Mathiak (GESIS): Sustainability strategies for digital humanities systems
Raja Appuswamy (EURECOM): Storing and reviving databases on DNA
14:20Coffee break
14:40Florian Hartl (CSP GmbH & Co KG) and Albin Brandl (EfficientNodes GmbH): Database preservation for industry customers
Klaus Rechert (University Freiburg i.Br.): Emulation options for legacy databases
Damir Bulic (Spectral Core Ltd): Database preservation through conversion technology
16:10Coffee break
16:30Luis Faria (KEEP Solutions, LDA): Preservation through standardisation with DBPTK
Kuldar Aas (National Archives Estonia): E-ARK standardisation efforts for databases
17:30Short resumé
19:30Video chat (location to be announced)

Agenda 6th October

08:00Coffee talk and technical helpdesk
Standardisation and application
08:30James Doig (National Archives Australia): Transfer and Preservation of Databases at the National Archives of Australia: Problems and Directions
Markus Schmalzl (Directorate General of State Archives Bavaria): A tool for the preservation of data from governmental and research databases
09:30Coffee break
09:45Torbjørn Aasen (Intercommunal Archive Møre og Romsdal): Database ingest and use at public archives with the SIARD format
Martin Rechtorik (National Archives Czech Republic): DB archiving and use at Czech authorities
Database archiving discussions
10:45Parallel discussion groups (A) Standards, software, deployment and (B) Strategies, efficiency, documentation, see Cryptpad
11:45Plenary with outcomes of parallel groups, discussion of contentious issues, outlook
12:45Closing remarks