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

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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…

13 Nov

OPF members are invited to book one-to-one online sessions with our technical lead, Carl, 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 general software development advice including tutorials for beginners. We welcome suggestions for other topics and ideas. Sessions will…

15 Nov

This webinar will explore the background and motivation for the Preservation Action Registries (PAR) project. Funded as part of the Jisc Research Data Shared Service (RDSS) pilot program, the project has created an initial proof-of-concept for the exchange of recommended preservation actions. Current digital preservation systems such as Archivematica and Preservica lack a common and consistent way to describe and execute preservation policies and actions at a technical level. Archivematica’s Format Policy Register (FPR) and Preservica’s LinkedData Registry (LDR) both…

29 Nov

On 29 November 2018, World Digital Preservation Day 2018 will bring together individuals and institutions from across the globe in celebration of their work in the field of digital preservation. Organized by the Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) and supported by digital preservation networks in all five continents, World Digital Preservation Day is open to participation across all sectors, from anyone interested in securing our digital legacy. It is a fantastic opportunity to create a greater awareness of the significant work…

10 Dec
11 Dec

Hosted by the PDF Association, this two-day, in-person event brings PDF accessibility experts together to assemble, review and endorse diverse examples of tagged PDF to establish a common understanding of what constitutes “well-tagged for accessibility”. The objective is to establish a common understanding of “semantically appropriate tags in a logical reading order”, to quote PDF/UA-1, 7.1, paragraph 2. Results will be compiled and edited by the PDF Association’s PDF/UA Technical Working Group for submission to the W3C’s Web Accessibility Initiative to form…

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…

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.

14 Mar
17 Mar

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…

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…

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.

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.