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Take a look at our calendar of upcoming events in the digital preservation community.

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20 May
22 May

For those who wish to be part of Europe’s premier conference on information and records management, this is your chance to present your ideas and share your experience alongside some of the biggest names in the profession. Whether you have a new concept, a case study on a special project, or just want to talk on a subject that you are passionate about to a like minded audience, don’t miss out of this opportunity to present your ideas. This year, we are inviting…

23 May

The tech clinic offers OPF members the opportunity to book one-to-one online sessions to discuss any technical aspects of your work. This might include: getting started with OPF tools, e.g. installation and basic usage; help with integrating open source tools into local automated workflows and systems; investigating problems and issues with open source tools; assistance with open source development best practices; and general software development advice including tutorials for beginners. We welcome suggestions for other topics and ideas. Sessions will…

29 May
30 May

We are pleased to announce that the ninth Annual General Meeting of the Open Preservation Foundation will take place on Tuesday 29 May – Wednesday 30 May 2018 in Tallinn. Please can all members register by Tuesday 15 May, thank you. .

31 May
01 Jun

The National Archives of Estonia and the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications of Estonia are pleased to invite participants from all member organisations of the DLM Forum to the Annual General Meeting in Tallinn on May 31st and June 1st, 2018. Non-member professionals are cordially invited to participate on the second day of the meeting.

04 Jun
07 Jun

Research and Cultural Heritage communities have embraced the idea of Open; open communities, open source software, open data, scholarly communications, and open access publications and collections. These projects and communities require different modes of thinking and resourcing than purchasing vended products. While open may be the way forward, mitigating fatigue, finding sustainable funding, and building flexible digital repository platforms is something most of us are striving for. Submissions this year should focus on the how, why, and what it will…

07 Jun
08 Jun

About In this workshop, participants will learn about and gain experience with products of the BitCurator, BitCurator Access and BitCurator NLP (Natural Language Processing) projects.  It will involve substantial hands-on components, applying the tools on real digital materials. Libraries, archives and museums (LAMs) are increasingly called upon to move born-digital materials from their original locations into more sustainable preservation environments. Information professionals must be prepared to extract digital materials from removable media in ways that reflect the rich metadata and…

10 Sep
13 Sep

Open Access, Open Science, Open Education, Open Data, Open Culture… we are in the “Open Era” and to really OPEN knowledge is the big challenge for Digital Libraries and other information infrastructures of the XXI century. The International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries (TPDL) is a well-established scientific and technical forum on the broad topic of digital libraries, bringing together researchers, developers, content providers and users in digital libraries and digital content management. The 22nd TPDL will take place…

13 Sep
14 Sep

The BitCurator Consortium (BCC) (https://bitcuratorconsortium.org/) is very excited to announce that the 2018 BitCurator Users Forum will be held September 13-14, 2018, on the campus of BCC member University of California, Los Angeles Library. We are delighted to be hosting the BitCurator Users Forum on the west coast and look forward to organizing a stimulating and engaging event! Further details regarding registration logistics and a call for proposals will be issued in March 2018. In an effort to make the…

24 Sep
27 Sep

Save the date! iPRES is a series of conferences on digital preservation. Since 2004, iPRES conferences have been held on four continents. iPRES is the only international forum devoted to digital preservation. It brings together 300-400 scientists, students, researchers, librarians, archivists and other experts to share recent developments, innovative projects and to collaboratively solve problems. iPres 2018 will be co-hosted by Harvard Library & MIT Libraries.

24 Oct

This one-day conference focuses on grey literature, repositories, data management, open access and legal issues. The conference will also be extended with a half-day workshop on data papers. The call for papers is open now. Interested speakers are invited to submit their proposals. All proposals will be validated by the Programme Committee. The submission deadline is May 14. More information, topics of interest and  the online form is available here.

13 Nov
15 Nov

Web archiving is now into its third decade of practice and there is much experience to reflect upon and many achievements to acknowledge. It is also a critical time to look to the future and to the technical, legal, ethical and organisational challenges that saving the web for citizens and for researchers continue to present. As established web archives mature and new initiatives emerge, web archive artefacts and data become more valuable for our understanding of societies, politics, cultures and…

12 Feb
14 Feb

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