Institutional partners meet at Johns Hopkins University, October 8, 2013

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Sixteen Academic Preservation Trust institutional partners – 54 people in total — met on October 8th at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore to welcome new members, to receive reports on the progress of building a communal preservation repository, and to make strides in developing governance, identifying content, and creating cost models, work flows, specifications, and… Read more »

Open Repositories 2013 Presentation

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Join us on Wednesday July 10th at 9:30am for our presentation on APTrust at the Open Repositories 2013 Conference where we’ll present our architecture in more depth and talk about unique aspects of the project aimed at taking advantage of the Fedora 4 architecture.

Slides from Spring ARL meeting

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View the slides from the APTrust presentation given on May 2 at the ARL Spring Member meeting. The slides were followed by a panel discussion of the value of APTrust. Panel speakers: Sarah Michalak, Associate Provost and University Librarian, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill James Neal, Vice President for Information Services and University Librarian,… Read more »

30 planning to attend April 29 partner meeting

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Thirty staff members from APTrust institutions will be attending the 2013 APTrust Partner meeting on Monday, April 29 in Chapel Hill, NC. View the proposed agenda here. If you are from a member institution and haven’t received an invitation but would like to attend, please email Donna Tolson at

April 29 Partner meeting

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Please plan to join us for the 2013 APTrust full partner meeting at UNC-Chapel Hill on Monday, April 29. The full-day meeting will include a demo of the aggregate repository and planning sessions to develop governance models, Phase II service priorities, and collaborative technical development. Deans, tech leads, and content leads are strongly encouraged to… Read more »

APTrust Partner Update Feb 15th, 2013

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In this update, partners and staff of the Academic Preservation Trust relate progress since the previous update in late November, talk about feedback from individual partner visits and talk about goals for the next few months.

APTrust Partner Update Feb 15th 3pm EST

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Join us for the next APTrust Partner Update. When:  Friday, Feb 15th 3pm – 4pm EST Where:  Google On Air event;  Visit our Event Page during the update to view the video. Questions?: Post them in the event as comments or email to before or during the broadcast. Topics: What’s Happening Here?  Update on progress… Read more »

CNI Fall Presentation Slides Available

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Slides from the APTrust Presentation at the December CNI meeting are available online.  Robin Ruggaber and Andrew Woods presented the audience with an overview of APTrust, its advantage and value as a preservation repository and future vision for aggregate repository services as well as the architecture plan so far.

APTrust presentation at CNI Fall Meeting Dec 10 – 11

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Robin Ruggaber of University of Virginia and Michele Kimpton of Duraspace will be presenting on the Academic Preservation Trust at the 2012 CNI Fall Meeting in Washington D.C. December 10 – 11 Abstract of Presentation Academic Preservation Trust (APTrust) is a consortium of academic institutions committed to the creation and management of academic and research… Read more »