6-7 December 2012, Guimaraes, Portugal

Please complete the training event evaluation survey. We value your feedback as it will help us to improve our future training courses. The survey will take about 5-10 minutes to complete. All responses will be kept confidential. If you have any questions about the survey, please contact rebecca@openplanetsfoundation.org. The survey will close on Friday 21 December 2012. Thank you.

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* 1. Name (optional)

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* 3. What is your job role? (E.g. librarian, digital archivist, software developer, researcher)

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* 4. Please rate the following aspects of event organisation (Where 1 is 'poor', and 5 is 'excellent')

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Speakers and facilitators
Content of the sessions
Structure and pacing
Venue and catering
Organisation and logistics
Administration and communication
Event dinner

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* 5. Please rate your response to the following statements ( Where 1 is ‘strongly disagree’ and 5 is 'strongly agree’)

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The event met my expectations
There was a good balance of presentations, demonstrations, practical exercises and discussion
I found the event useful / relevant to my work / organisation
I would attend another similar event

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* 6. Please rate the following sessions (Where 1 is 'poor' and 5 is 'excellent')

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Day 1: File format identification and characterisation tools: file, fido, tika, exiftool (Carl)
Wrapping tools for identification and characterisation (Petar)
Discussion session:applying tools to different media types (Dave)
Day 2: Content profiling and planning using c3po (Petar)
Quality control for digital collections: the matchbox tool (Roman)
Using file format identification tools as part of a workflow (Sven)

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* 7. The intended learning outcomes of the course are listed below. To what extent to do think they were achieved? (1 = this was not covered at all, 3 = this was covered satisfactorily within the given timescale, 5 = this was well covered and I feel confident in this area)

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1. Distinguish between different file types and identify the requirements for characterising each of them.
2. Carry out a number of identification, characterisation, and duplication detection experiments on example files.
3. Critically evaluate characterisation and identification tools and assess their advantages and disadvantages when used in different scenarios.
4. Compare and contrast the differences in running characterisation and identification tools both stand-alone and within workflows.
5. Envisage a system that combines workflows with identification, characterisation and validation tools to suit a variety of scenarios.
6. Conduct an in-depth analysis of large volumes of identification and characterisation data and find representative sample records suitable for preservation planning experiments.

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* 8. What did you think were the strong points of the training course?

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* 9. What did you think were the weak points of the training course?

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* 10. Any other comments?

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