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Planets End of Project Conference

20th & 21st May 2010
Crowne Plaza Berlin City Centre
Nürnberger Str. 65
10787 Berlin
Meeting Room: Section 3

Wifi can be purchased on an individual basis directly from the hotel at €24 per connection.

Programme - 20th May 2010 – Public Conference

09:00 - 09:20
Welcome and opening remarks
Adam Farquhar of BL, Programme Co-ordinator
09:20 - 10:00
Planets in use at partner organisations
A presentation on how Planets is being implemented at KB-NL by Barbara Sierman (KB-NL) followed by a short film on the use of PLATO at the British Library
10:00 - 10:30
The Future of Planets with the Open Planets Foundation
A presentation on how the Open Planets Foundation will carry forward the work of the Planets Project
10:30 – 11:00
Coffee Break - Grand Foyer
An opportunity to network and to examine posters displayed in the break-out area
11:00 - 12:00
Review of the impact Planets is having on the commercial market
A series of presentations by Planets Commercial Partners: AIT, Tessella, IBM and MSRL
12:00 - 13:00
Wilson's Wintergarten Restaurant
A further opportunity to network and examine posters displayed in the break-out area
13:00 - 14:30
Review of The Planets Suite
Led by Ross King of AIT, this session will examine the outputs of Planets as a fully integrated set of tools and services
14:30 - 15:00
Coffee Break - Grand Foyer
An opportunity to network and to examine posters displayed in the break-out area
15:00 - 16:15
Future research challenges in digital preservation
A round table discussion led by the Planets Academic Partners on the learning outcomes of the Planets Project and future research needs ALUF / HATII / TuWIEN / UzK
16:15 - 16:50
Open discussion, wrap-up and review of the day
To summarise the outcomes of the day
Conference Close

Open Meeting of the IPAL Group

At the end of the Conference, there will be a special 1-hour open meeting of the Implementing Planets in Archives and Libraries Group – a user group which examines how Planets technology is being applied at individual institutions.

This is an informal group which is normally open to any institution planning to implement Planets technology.

This special meeting will be opened more widely to anyone with an interest in discovering more about how Planets is already being implemented in Archives and Libraries across Europe.

Programme - 21st May 2010 – Planets Staff only

09:15 - 09:30
Welcome back to Day 2 and explanation of objectives of day
Adam Farquhar and Clive Billenness
09:30 - 10:45
Group Working
Participants will break into small groups to consider the lessons learned from their participation in Planets and produce key messages for any future projects in which they participate
10:45 – 11:15
Coffee Break - Grand Foyer
11:15 - 11:45
Groups Report Back
Groups report back on the outcomes of their discussions
11:45 - 12:15
Private session with OPF
An opportunity for a private discussion with the Open Planets Foundation team about how Planets team members might be able to remain connected with the OPF
12:15 - 13:00
Final Closing Session with the Planets Executive Steering Committee
A final opportunity for discussion and questions with members of the Planets Executive Steering Committee
Event Close and Lunch – Wilson's Wintergarten Restaurant
Lunch will be available following which participants depart


Registration for this event has now closed.

Venues and Hotels

Crowne Plaza, Berlin City Centre
The Crowne Plaza Berlin City Centre is situated in the heart of Berlin between the Ku'damm shopping mile, the famous department store KaDeWe and the Zoo.
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In accordance with the Contract from the Hotel, you will be required to pay €24 for each lunch on 20th & 21st May. This will be charged to your room. You will also be issued with a lunch voucher for each day that has to be presented in the Restaurant.


On the evening of 20th May, dinner has been arranged at Restaurant Zillemarkt, Bleibtreustr, 48 a10623 Berlin. A table has been booked for 7.30pm.

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Further Information

The event will be conducted in English.

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