Designed to Last: preserving computer aided design - registration closing soon

Registration is closing shortly for this one day event organised by the Digital Preservation on preserving computer aided design which will be held in London on the 16th July at the British Library Centre for Conservation.

CAD underpins work in fields as diverse as animation, architecture, manufacturing, engineering and heritage management and applications such as GIS, simulation, gaming and 3d modelling. The geometry of a CAD model or drawing represents a significant and sophisticated design process, and linkages to annotations and description brings added value. Heritage management and architecture need ongoing access to CAD plans and models but CAD has not received the same attention from the digital preservation community as other media types. There is little generic advice for the archivist, librarian or repository manager who may have limited experience with structural CAD models but who are ingesting CAD into their digital archives and managing CAD for the long term. The principles and practices of the preservation community are unfamiliar to specialist CAD technicians.

This one day event will bring together experts who are trying to tackle the shared problem of long term access to CAD and will provide a briefing on the current state of the art in a number of sectors. For more information about the event see:

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