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10 Jan

E-ARK4ALL is a consortium of five partners working with the European Commission’s Connecting Europe Facility to develop the new eArchiving Building Block. The Building Block is developing the core specifications, software, training and knowledge to tackle the challenge of data management and reuse. This webinar will present an overview of the scope, aims, objectives and functioning of the eArchiving Building Block, which is based on the outputs of the EC FP7 pilot E-ARK project. For more information about the eArchiving…

15 Jan
18 Jan

The Winter School for Audiovisual Archiving is a four-day training event organised by the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision in collaboration with AVA_Netthat. The event gives participants the practical knowledge to design and implement a preservation, plan for their audiovisual collections. The fourth edition of the Winter School takes place at the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision from Tuesday 15 until Friday 18 January 2019. The Winter School has extended this year’s edition with an extra day. The…

22 Jan

The E-ARK project produced open specifications to be used with the E-ARK tools and services. As part of the eArchiving Building Block, the E-ARK4ALL consortium has enhanced and stabilised the specifications which were released for review by the community in December 2018. This webinar will provide a brief introduction to the specifications, explain how they are managed and developed and how the community can use and contribute to them. For more information about the specifications visit: http://e-ark4all.eu/2018/11/29/earchiving-specifications-review-we-need-your-help/ Speakers Karin Bredenberg,…

23 Jan

Event Description The DPC, DRI and the School of Advanced Studies at the University of London are pleased to invite students and new professionals in archives, records management and librarianship to a half day conference on practical workplace skills in digital preservation, sponsored by the ARA, IRMS and DPC Supporters. This conference will bring a select group of leading practitioners together with the next generation of archivists, records managers and librarians to discuss the challenges of digital collections management and…

25 Jan

This half-day workshop will provide participants with an understanding of what JHOVE does, how to install and configure the software and how to interpret the results. JHOVE is an open source file format identification, validation and characterisation tool for digital preservation, and part of the OPF reference toolset. It can be used by itself or as part of a digital preservation workflow. It is also embedded in several off-the-shelf digital preservation products. Who should attend? This workshop is aimed at…

02 Feb
03 Feb

FOSDEM is a free and non-commercial event organised by the community for the community. The goal is to provide free and open source software developers and communities a place to meet to: get in touch with other developers and projects; be informed about the latest developments in the free software world; be informed about the latest developments in the open source world; attend interesting talks and presentations on various topics by project leaders and committers; to promote the development and…

04 Feb
07 Feb

The International Digital Curation Conference (IDCC) is an established annual event with a unique place in the digital curation community, reaching out to individuals, organisations and institutions across all disciplines and domains involved in curating data and providing an opportunity to get together with like-minded data practitioners to discuss policy and practice. The 14th edition of the conference will be run in partnership with the University of Melbourne. The conference will be hosted at the new Faculty of Arts development…

12 Feb
14 Feb

The Preservation and Archiving Special Interest Group (PASIG) is dedicated to advancing the practice of digital preservation and archiving. It brings together practitioners, industry experts and researchers to share experience in a vendor-neutral forum on how to put preservation and archiving into practice, including: guidelines, best practice, assessment/audit criteria and standards, architectures, designs, workflows and deployments, tools, systems and services, trends, directions and emerging products/solutions, case studies, reviews and practical findings, and comparisons and choices such as community or proprietary,…

19 Feb
22 Feb

Code4Lib is an annual gathering of technologists for libraries, museums, and archives who have a strong commitment to open technologies. The conference will take place in San José, California on 19-22 February 2019. For more information and to register, visit the conference website.

08 May
10 May

The International DATeCH (Digital Access to Textual Cultural Heritage) conference brings together researchers and practitioners seeking innovative approaches for the creation, transformation and exploitation of historical documents in digital form. This interdisciplinary conference takes place at the intersection of computer science, (digital) humanities, and cultural heritage studies. The DATeCH 2019 is jointly organised by IMPACT Centre of Competence, Instituut voor de Nederlandse Taal, DARIAH-BE and CLARIN-Flanders. For full details of the Call for Papers are available on the DATeCH 2019…

14 May
17 May

Archiving 2019 takes place in Lisbon from 14-17 May, 2019. The conference, which is on the theme of Digitization, Preservation, and Access, will be of interest to imaging experts and technicians as well as curators, managers, and researchers from libraries, archives, museums, records management repositories, information technology institutions, and commercial enterprises. The conference presents the latest research results on digitization and curation, provides a forum to explore new strategies and policies, and reports on successful projects that can serve as benchmarks in the…

21 May
22 May

The Swiss Federal Archives are pleased to invite the members of the DLM Forum to their Annual General Meeting in Bern. The AGM will take place on 21-22 May, 2019.

05 Jun
07 Jun

The International Internet Preservation Consortium (IIPC) Web Archiving Conference is an international forum which provides a unique opportunity for web archiving practitioners, researchers, developers, and those starting out in web archiving, to come together to share experience, disseminate knowledge, promote activities and network. The National and University Library in Zagreb (NSK) will host the 2019 IIPC General Assembly (GA) and Web Archiving Conference (WAC). The General Assembly (#iipcGA19) will be held in the Westin Hotel Zagreb,  on 5 June 2019, followed by the Web Archiving…

10 Jun
13 Jun

The Open Repositories Steering Committee in conjunction with Universität Hamburg is very pleased to announce that the 14th Open Repositories Conference will be held in Hamburg, Germany from 10-13 June 2019 at Universität Hamburg. The annual Open Repositories Conference is a practitioner-based conference that brings together people from higher education, government, libraries, archives and museums to focus on repository infrastructure, tools, services, and policies. The Conference provides a forum for delegates from around the world to explore the challenges and opportunities that…

26 Jun
28 Jun

Held in Dublin from 26-28 June 2019, the conference brings library directors and their staff together for three days of networking and collaboration. The goal of the conference is to identify the most pressing needs for research libraries, and to share information and ideas for addressing those needs. Before the main conference, many delegates join workshops and meetings for LIBER Working Groups, and following the conference social events such as tours of the area are arranged for those who wish to…

16 Sep
20 Sep

The 16th International Conference on Digital Preservation (iPRES 2019) will take place on 16-20 September 2019 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Central Theme The main theme in 2019 is Eye on the Horizon and aims to broaden the voices and approaches participating in the conference. In this spirit, the iPRES 2019 Programme Committee invited the digital preservation community to share their ideas in a Participatory #iPRES2019 Programme Design. The other official conference themes are: Collaboration: a Necessity, an Opportunity or a Luxury? Designing and Delivering Sustainable…

07 Oct
11 Oct

Early Bird registration is now available for next year’s Islandoracon, taking place 7 – 11th October in Vancouver, BC, Canada. This will be the third time the Islandora community has come together for a full-week conference. Islandoracon is five full days of Islandora content: Monday, October 7th: Pre-Conference and Half-Day Workshops Tuesday, October 8th: Main Conference Sessions Wednesday, October 9th: Main Conference Sessions Thursday, October 10th: Main Conference Workshops Friday, October 11th: Hack/Doc A call for proposals will be coming…