The training seminar provided accessible and transferable training to participants on the OAIS model itself, its functionalities, and its wider potential applications. Participants gained familiarity with the main features of the model, and examined some of the processes involved in its interpretation and application. In particular, the seminar focused on how to move from model to implementable preservation solution. Lecturers shared the experience gained by their organisations and institutions in employing the model in the development of their own preservation initiatives. These ranged from commercial organisations and public sector institutions, digital libraries, archives and scientific data centres. Discussions and analyses during breakout sessions were essential to the better understanding of the model’s range of potential applications, as well raising awareness of its limitations.