[Moims-dai] Fwd: Invitation to NITRD FASTER presentation - Digital Vellum and the challenge of long-term preservation by Dr. Vinton G. Cerf, Google - Aug 12, 2016 10 to 11:30am (ET) at the National Science Foundation - Remote participation is available

Mark Conrad mark.conrad at nara.gov
Thu Jul 21 15:09:38 UTC 2016

Here is another opportunity to meet with Vint Cerf in the DC Metro area or
via the internet.


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From: Ramia, Fouad CTR <ramia at nitrd.gov>
Date: Thu, Jul 21, 2016 at 10:51 AM
Subject: Invitation to NITRD FASTER presentation - Digital Vellum and the
challenge of long-term preservation by Dr. Vinton G. Cerf, Google - Aug 12,
2016 10 to 11:30am (ET) at the National Science Foundation - Remote
participation is available
To: "Ramia, Fouad CTR" <ramia at nitrd.gov>

Dear Colleagues,

Please join the NITRD FASTER
<https://www.nitrd.gov/nitrdgroups/index.php?title=FASTER> Community of
Practice for an informative presentation and discussion with Dr. Vinton G.
Cerf, Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist for Google. Dr. Cerf
will share his perspectives regarding the challenge of long-term
preservation of digital information semantics.

Please join us on* Friday, August 12, 2016 from 10:00 to 11:30am (ET); in
NSF Room I-1235.*

Please distribute this announcement and post to your agency bulletin

*Digital Vellum and the challenge of long-term preservation of digital
information semantics*

*Date:*     Friday, August 12, 2016

*Time:*    10:00 to 11:30 am (ET)

*Location:*             National Science Foundation

4201 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, Virginia 22230

Room I-1235

(Directions to NSF are at: http://www.nsf.gov/about/visit/.)

*If you plan to attend in person, please RSVP to **meetings at nitrd.gov*
<meetings at nitrd.gov>* to facilitate NSF visitors’ badging process. An NSF
visitor’s badge is required for this presentation. *

*Before proceeding to the meeting space in Stafford I – Rm. 1235, you must
first obtain a visitor’s badge at NSF Information and Conference Center
Desk. It is located on the first floor of Stafford Place I at the N. Stuart
and 9th Streets entrance. Once you have obtained your visitor’s badge,
please proceed to the meeting location on the 12th floor – Rm. 1235/NSF

*Remote participation is available. Instructions to join our meeting
remotely using WebEx are at the end of this message.*


We digitize our images and sounds and texts in the expectation that this
somehow provides these objects with immortality. Sadly, we may, instead, be
creating a digital dark age in which our descendants will know nothing of
our history and the products of our society. The physical media for digital
storage may degrade; the ability to read the stored bits may be lost; the
ability to correctly interpret the bits and render them or execute them may
be lost. Operating systems, hardware and applications may no longer work
for a variety of reasons. Companies and their proprietary software may go
out of business and their products not work on computers in the future.
Virtual machines and cloud computing may have a role to play but legal
regimes and business models will also determine whether long-term
preservation is feasible.

*About The Speaker*

*Dr. Vinton G. Cerf*

*Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist*


Vinton G. Cerf is vice president and Chief Internet Evangelist for Google.
He contributes to global policy development and continued spread of the
Internet. Widely known as one of the "Fathers of the Internet," Cerf is the
co-designer of the TCP/IP protocols and the architecture of the Internet.
He has served in executive positions at MCI, the Corporation for National
Research Initiatives and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and
on the faculty of Stanford University.

Vint Cerf served as chairman of the board of the Internet Corporation for
Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) from 2000-2007 and has been a Visiting
Scientist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory since 1998. Cerf served as
founding president of the Internet Society (ISOC) from 1992-1995.  Cerf is
a Foreign Member of the British Royal Society and Swedish Academy of
Engineering, and Fellow of IEEE, ACM, and American Association for the
Advancement of Science, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the
International Engineering Consortium, the Computer History Museum, the
British Computer Society, the Worshipful Company of Information
Technologists, the Worshipful Company of Stationers and a member of the
National Academy of Engineering.  He currently serves as Past President of
the Association for Computing Machinery, chairman of the American Registry
for Internet Numbers (ARIN) and completed a term as Chairman of the
Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology for the US National Institute of
Standards and Technology. President Obama appointed him to the National
Science Board in 2012.

Cerf is a recipient of numerous awards and commendations in connection with
his work on the Internet, including the US Presidential Medal of Freedom,
US National Medal of Technology, the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering,
the Prince of Asturias Award, the Tunisian National Medal of Science, the
Japan Prize, the Charles Stark Draper award, the ACM Turing Award, Officer
of the Legion d’Honneur and 29 honorary degrees.  In December 1994, People
magazine identified Cerf as one of that year’s “25 Most Intriguing People."

His personal interests include fine wine, gourmet cooking and science
fiction. Cerf and his wife, Sigrid, were married in 1966 and have two sons,
David and Bennett.

*Instructions to join our meeting remotely using WebEx*

*------------------------------------------------------- *

*To join the online meeting *

*------------------------------------------------------- *

1. Go to the following link:

2. If requested, enter your name and email address.

3. If a password is required, enter the meeting password: 4873

4. Click "Join".

If you are joining from a mobile device using the WebEx app:

Meeting number:            800811782

Meeting password:         4873

*To join the audio conference*
*Dial-in:* 1-866-829-0754
*password:* 1285886

*You will be joined to the audio bridge in listen-only mode until Q&A is
*Participants joining from international locations will need to obtain
a global access dial-in number by calling the NCO/NITRD,
(703) 292-4873 in advance of the meeting.

If you have any questions, or would like to be removed from this
distribution list, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Best Regards,

Fouad Ramia

Video and Image Analytics Coordination Group Coordinator and

Faster Administration of Science and Technology

     Education and Research Community of Practice Coordinator (Contractor)

National Coordination Office for Networking and Information Technology R&D

(703) 292-8128

ramia at nitrd.gov


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