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

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02 Apr
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30 Apr

Take a look at the OPF webinar programme for the year. We will continue to add more webinars to the programme as they are confirmed. We welcome contributions from the community, so please get in touch if you would like to present your work. OPF members have access to priority registration and any remaining places are made available to the community. Sign up to our mailing list to find out when places are released. The archive of webinar recordings and…

25 Apr

Are the E-ARK information packages from the eArchiving Building Block suitable for German archiving institutions – also in terms of eIDAS and ETSI? As part of the EU project E-ARK and from 2018 E-ARK4ALL, specifications for OAIS-compliant information packages were developed. These are freely available for everyone. The purpose of the workshop is to first provide information on the genesis, content, use cases as well as possible synergies with the European ETSI standards for safekeeping services created on the basis of the…

29 Apr
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01 May

The Best Practices Exchange Program and Local Arrangements Committees invite you to join us for the 2019 Conference to be held Monday April 29 – Wednesday May 1 at the Columbus Metropolitan Library Main Library in Columbus, Ohio. The event is sponsored by LIBNOVA, MetaArchive and Preservica. BPE focuses on the management and the preservation of digital information, as well as access and outreach, and brings together practitioners to discuss their real-world experiences, including best practices and lessons learned. Visit the conference website…

06 May
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07 May

The European Commission Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) eArchiving Building Block(including the E-ARK4ALL Consortium), the Archives of the Republic of Slovenia, and the company Geoarh are pleased to invite you to the eArchiving Geopreservation Conference in Ljubljana on the 6-7 May, 2019. TheArchiving Geopreservation conference is going to be an exciting two-day event that will bring together producers of geospatial information, archives, data repositories and solution providers. More details and registration information is available on the event website.

08 May
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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. DATeCH 2019 is jointly organised by IMPACT Centre of Competence, Instituut voor de Nederlandse Taal, DARIAH-BE and CLARIN-Flanders. For full schedule is now available online at: http://datech.digitisation.eu/programme/schedule/ Twitter hashtag #datech2019

08 May

Join Peter Anderton, VP Product Management at Preservica, as he provides an introduction and overview of Preservica, including a discussion around digital preservation in practice today. Ahead of our next release, Peter will highlight some of the latest features in Preservica and how these have been shaped by user group priorities and feedback. Peter will also cover some of the current initiatives being driven by our innovation team, and how these will help solve current and possible future digital preservation…

14 May
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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
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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.

22 May
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23 May

The 2019 Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Open Preservation Foundation will take place on 22-23 May in Den Haag, Netherlands, kindly co-hosted by the Nationaal Archief and the Koninklijke Bibliotheek. We invite two representatives from your organisation to join the meeting – please put the dates in your diaries! The AGM presents an opportunity to review the Foundation’s work over the past year and shape priorities for the year ahead. It is also an occasion to connect with other…

24 May

This half-day workshop will provide participants with an understanding of what veraPDF does, how to install and configure the software and how to interpret the results. veraPDF is an open source, industry supported PDF/A validation and characterisation tool 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 digital preservation workshop is aimed at anyone…

03 Jun
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04 Jun

The inaugural Heritage Dot conference ‘Joining the Dots: Partnerships, Participation and Platforms’ will take place on 3-4 June 2019 at the University of Lincoln. Heritage Dot explores the exciting collision between the worlds of digital tools and technology and cultural heritage. This fusion is creating new relationships between past and future, tradition and innovation. It is enabling new audiences to reinterpret the past and technologies of the future to reimagine professional practice. At the same time, its continually evolving nature…

05 Jun
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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
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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
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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…

08 Jul
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12 Jul

The Liverpool University Centre for Archive Studies (LUCAS), together with the UK and Republic of Ireland’s Forum for Archives and Records Management Education and Research (FARMER) will host the eleventh annual Archival Education and Research Institute (AERI) from 8 – 12 July 2019 in Liverpool, UK. These week-long annual working institutes are designed to strengthen education and research and support academic cohort-building and mentoring. Institutes are open to all academic staff and students at all levels working in archival studies, as…

08 Jul

Introduction The Preservation Action Registries project (http://parcore.org) is developing a common and consistent way to describe and execute preservation policies and actions at a technical level. An initial data model has been created which defines a human and machine-readable way of describing preservation actions and the associated business rules that together, make up preservation policies. Using a skill acquisition technique borrowed from the medical profession (See One, Do One, Teach One) this workshop will lead participants through a three-step process, intended…

22 Aug
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24 Aug

The International Conference on Digital Information Management is a multidisciplinary conference on digital information management, science and technology. The principal aim of this conference is to bring people in academia, research laboratories and industry together, and offer a collaborative platform to address the emerging issues and solutions in digital information science and technology Digital Information technologies are gaining maturity and rapid momentum in adoption across disciplines. The digital community is producing new ways of using digital information technologies for integrating…

09 Sep
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12 Sep

The general theme of TPDL 2019 is “Connecting with Communities”. Digital libraries and repositories store, manage, represent and disseminate rich and heterogeneous data that are often of enormous cultural, scientific, educational, artistic, and social value. Serving as digital ecosystems for empowering researchers and practitioners they provide unparalleled opportunities for novel knowledge extraction and discovery. TPDL 2019 attempts to facilitate establishing connections and convergences between diverse research communities such as Digital Humanities, Information Sciences and others that could benefit from (and…

16 Sep
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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…

03 Oct
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05 Oct

PRESERVE THE LEGACY. CELEBRATE THE FUTURE. The CCAAA will hold its 2019 Joint Technical Symposium on 3-5 October 2019 at the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision, Hilversum, The Netherlands. The Joint Technical Symposium (JTS) is an international scientific and technical event dealing with matters of particular importance to audiovisual archives and archivists. Organized every few years since 1983 by the member organizations now forming the Coordinating Council of Audiovisual Archiving Associations (CCAAA), it provides an opportunity for colleagues around the world and those interested in…

07 Oct
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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 For more information about Islandoracon, the call…

21 Oct
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25 Oct

The International Council on Archives will hold their annual conference from 21-25 March 2019 in Adelaide, South Australia. The conference theme Designing the Archive is about putting people at the centre of what we do. It provides an opportunity to explore how data and information managers, records managers and archivists are using, or can use, human-centred design approaches to ensure we deliver benefits to citizens, customers, stakeholders and communities. The program aims to explore the use of empathy, creativity, innovation, experimentation, prototyping,…

24 Oct
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25 Oct

What: 2019 BitCurator Users Forum When: October 24-25, 2019 Where: BitCurator Consortium member Yale University About the Forum The BitCurator Users Forum brings together representatives from libraries, archives, museums, and related information professions engaged in (or considering) digital forensics work to acquire, better understand, and make available born-digital materials. The two-day forum will balance discussion of theory and practice of digital forensics and related digital analysis workflows with hands-on activities for users at all levels of experience with the BitCurator environment,…

19 May
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22 May

Libraries in the Digital Age (LIDA) addresses the changing and challenging environment for libraries and information systems and services in the digital world. LIDA is an international biennial conference that brings together researchers, educators, students, practitioners, and developers from all over the world in a forum for personal exchanges, discussions, and learning, made easier by being held in memorable environs. This year’s theme is ” Reshaping Identity in The Digital Age: People, Libraries, Data, Technology & Ethics”. We welcome papers that…