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From Oxford to Bonn

Kevin Roebuck
Director, Digital Experience

After a weekend arrival in London and chance to enjoy
a bit of the St George's day celebration and London Marathon,
I grabbed the bus for an hour long ride to one of
the world's finest universities and a library second
to non in the world reknowned Bodleian Library (http://www.bodley.ox.ac.uk/)

If you have never been to Oxford, it is simply a magical
place with character all it's own. When our community
talks about digital preservation, the Bodleian is
a great example of why it is so important. I am so
grateful for Dave to spend time to show me the
sites of the town and share with me the talents and
direction of his team to build the digital repository
strategy for such a prestigious institution. A side
note of congratulations to Vinod and his team for
winning the project.

Of course on any long trip away from home, there are
one or two moments which seem to make it worthwhile
and fun, this time it was watching the Oxford students
who had just completed exams douse each other with
eggs, salad dressing and beer as they walked the
old strees surrounded by building, statues and memories
of many previous generations. Those buildings and
statues seem to know, and approve, of seeing the
next collection of engineers, artists and poets bring
their ideas to life after departing the magical city.

After a hurried bus ride, missed flight and a fairly
good cheeseburger at Heathrow, it's off to Bonn to
share what I have been up with a the distiguished
community of Sun guests at the Sun European Library
summit held at a Museum not far from my hotel.

A final note of thanks to Scott for all his leadership
over the years. No one in my life has worked as
hard with as much passion and decency towards
everyone from the factory worker to a CEO to see
the technology which he was leading make a difference
in the lives of people around the world. Thanks Scott.

And to Jonathan, welcome aboard and Tally Ho. We're
behind you all the way and tomorrow I will share
that with my friends and colleages in Germany.

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