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2011-05-20: Report on the 2011 IIPC General Assembly

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I spent the week of May 9--13 at the KB in The Hague, the Netherlands for the 2011 IIPC General Assembly. Joining me there was Rob Sanderson of LANL. Rob had attended the 2010 GA in Singapore, but this was my first IIPC and I learned a great deal.

The first day was open to the public in a special session entitled "Out of the Box: Building and Using Web Archive Collections", of which I missed most because I was taking a nap after arriving the morning of May 9. Fortunately, Inge Angevaare prepared a comprehensive summary of the first day. I believe presentations and a video of highlights from the first day will be available from the IIPC site shortly.

The next three days were spent in the IIPC plenary and working groups. Rob gave a high-level Memento status report on Tuesday, and Rob and I gave a more detailed tutorial later in the day:

Memento: Updated technical details (May 2011) from Herbert Van de Sompel

Wednesday and Thursday were largely spent meeting with the Access…