About the DLM Forum

DLM 2008 website

The DLM forum is a group of European archivists and records managers from both the private and the public sectors.  The acronym DLM stands for Document Lifecycle Management.  The DLM forum grew out of recommendations by the European Union in the early 1990s oncooperation and collaboration in the field of archives and and records management.

From the DLM website :

Three years after the DLM Conference held in Budapest, this new conference will be an opportunity to focus on European achievements and new directions in the field of digital records and archives management. The event will also include a presentation of the new Model Requirements Specification for the Management of Electronic Records, MoReq2, published in February 2008 as an update to the previous specifications, overseen by the DLM Forum and the European Commission.

Electronic storage and digital conservation involve a variety of actors and partners: producers, archiving services (either when providing advice or when acting as repositories), agencies coordinating e-Government, service providers (security, storage etc.), suppliers of software or hardware, consultants and so on. All these participants have a role to play.

The conference will focus on themes such as cooperation, partnerships and shared resources, made necessary by the cost and complexity of digital preservation; the emergence of norms and standards and the way they are increasingly taken into account when developing systems for electronic storage; questions concerning data security, the certification and audit of existing systems; the implied changes to the training and professional activities of archivists as well to computer services etc.

All these issues will be illustrated through the presentation of real-life developments and practical applications using the entire chain of digital archiving.

The current Forum in Toulouse is organized in partnership with the European Union, the Direction des Archives de France, and the Association of French Archivists.

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