Announcing the iPRES 2019 Programme

17 June 2019 Published by Leave your thoughts

iPRES 2019 is excited to offer you the preliminary programme for the 16th International Conference on Digital Preservation. Our Programme Committee, lots of fantastic reviewers and a good many volunteers worked hard on shaping and drafting a GREAT programme for iPRES 2019. A very warm welcome to iPRES 2019 and to Amsterdam, The Netherlands!

Global challenge, global community

iPRES brings together scientists, students, researchers, archivists, librarians, providers, and other experts to share recent developments and innovative projects in a wide variety of topics in digital preservation from strategy to implementation, and from international and local initiatives. Year on year the debate and research profiled at iPRES have moved digital preservation from a technology driven niche specialism of experts to a global challenge with the community to match.

iPRES and Dutch Digital Heritage Network

iPRES 2019 is hosted by the Dutch Digital Heritage Network, a collaborative effort of a group of leading heritage institutes, helping to address the challenge of reliable access to digital resources. The ultimate goal is to develop a network of common facilities, services and knowledge base to improve the visibility, usability, and sustainability of the rich digital collections of Dutch heritage institutes. iPRES and the Dutch Digital Heritage Network are all about preserving our digital heritage for the future.

Amsterdam and the EYE Film Museum welcome the international digital preservation community to the historical grounds of a remarkable city where vessels once set sail to explore new lands. The EYE Film Museum is directly opposite Amsterdam Central Station. iPRES 2019 will be held here from 16 – 20 September, 2019.

Preliminary programme

We offer you the Preliminary Programme of the 16th International Conference on Digital Preservation. More details will be added in the forthcoming months towards the conference. It may be possible that sessions change because of cancellations by presenters or other causes, but we do our best to keep the structure and the sessions as described in this programme.

The Conference Theme is Eye on the Horizon, aiming to broaden the voices and approaches participating in the conference, reflecting the venue and looking forward to the future. The future of digital collections but also the future of the iPRES community. This main theme is subdivided into five major themes:

  • Collaboration: a Necessity, an Opportunity or a Luxury?
  • Designing and Delivering Sustainable Digital Preservation
  • Exploring New Horizons
  • Building Capacity, Capability and Community
  • The Cutting Edge: Technical Infrastructure and Implementation

PS: Call for Proposals for the Ad Hoc Programme

The Ad Hoc Call is now open (28 June-26 August) and iPRES2019 welcomes your proposals. Lightning talks, digital preservation games, original digital preservation graphics – this year’s iPRES offers exciting submission categories beyond the traditional paper, panel, poster, workshop, tutorial and demonstration submissions. These Ad Hoc sessions will not go through a formal peer review process, will not be submitted through EasyChair, and the abstracts will not be part of the proceedings. Submit your ideas and bring them along to share at iPRES 2019 in Amsterdam!

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