On March 23 and 24, PTAB (Primary Trustworthy Digital Repository Authorisation Body) and the NCDD (National Coalition for Digital Preservation) organize a course on OAIS at the Koninklijke Bibliotheek (Dutch National Library) in Den Haag, the Netherlands. The course is conducted by the chair of authors of this standard.
NCDD and PTAB hold this course as it has become evident that those with little knowledge of digital preservation struggle with the complexities of the higher level courses. Therefore we have developed a 2-day course on OAIS covering all the basics, enabling students to develop their knowledge and put these practices in place before moving on to the more comprehensive 5-day course in preparation for accreditation of their repositories. It is also evident that there are misunderstandings and misinterpretations about OAIS and, attending the course, will help to de-mystify some of these and provide a thorough and practical approach to managing and preparing repositories for future ISO16363 certification.