DLM Forum 2022 webinars

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January 26th - "Using DNA Technology to Store Digital Information"

February 16th - “Digitally archiving court judgments”


Webinars are open to DLM Forum community members.


"Using DNA Technology to Store Digital Information" by Eurecom, 26th January at 14 (CET).

Webinar introduction: The growing adoption of AI and data analytics in various has resulted in digital preservation emerging as a cross-sectoral problem that affects everyone from data-driven enterprises to memory institutions alike. Historically, fundamental limitations in the density and durability of magnetic storage media has necessitated an active, migration-based approach towards digital preservation. However, as the amount of data stored continues to increase exponentially, such an approach is quickly becoming infeasible due to an associated increase in the cost of data migration.

In European Union-funded Future and Emerging Technologies project OligoArchive, we are exploring an unconventional storage media that can enable truly passive preservation--synthetic Deoxyribo Nucleic Acid (DNA). In this talk, I will highlight the opportunities and challenges in using DNA as a digital storage medium. In doing so, I provide an overview of the ongoing collaboration between project OligoArchive and the Danish National Archive in preserving culturally important digital data with synthetic DNA.

About the speaker: Raja Appuswamy is an Assistant Professor in the Data Science department at EURECOM--a Grandes Écoles located in the sunny Sophia Antipolis tech-valley of southern France, where he leads the EU Future and Emerging Technologies initiative OligoArchive that focuses on using DNA as both storage and computational media. He received his Ph.D in Computer Science from the Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam. He also holds dual Masters degrees in Computer Science and Agricultural Engineering from the University of Florida, Gainesville.

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“Digitally archiving court judgments” by John Sheridan, The National Archives, 16th February at 14 (CET).


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