Digital Preservation Colleagues:
Early bird registration ends September 11 for the International Preservation conference, iPRES 2009, held this year October 5-6 in San Franciso. Also, note that hotel group rates are only guaranteed if reserved by early September.
The premiere conference for people working to preserve the world's cultural and scholarly digital heritage, from local to national and international levels, this sixth annual event in the iPRES series follows meetings in London and Beijing. The conference will present a strong program,
with highlights that include
* David Kirsch giving a keynote address entitled: "The Public
Interest in Private Digital Records and Why We Should Care if
Corporations have the Right to be Forgotten."
* Micah Altman giving a keynote on Harvard’s premier data archive.
* Members of the Blue Ribbon Task Force on Sustainable Digital
Preservation and Access hosting a keynote panel: "Perspectives
on the Economics of Sustainable Digital Preservation."
* Henry Lowood on "Memento Mundi: Are Virtual Worlds History?"
* Martha Anderson on
"The National Digital Stewardship
Charter: Enabling Collaboration to Achieve National Digital
* A panel discussion with Tyler Walters, Liz Bishoff, Emily Gore,
Mark Jordan and Thomas Wilson on "Distributed Digital Preservation:
Technical, Sustainability, and Organizational Developments."
Expect leading researchers
and practitioners in digital preservation to discuss current and future
projects, developments and trends. It will be unofficial "digital
preservation week" in
with the following related events occurring around the same time:
1. PREMIS Implementation Fair
2. JHOVE2 workshop
3. Sun-PASIG (Sun Preservation and Archiving Special Interest Group)
4. International Internet Preservation Consortium (IIPC) open meeting:
"Active Solutions for Preserving Internet Content"
Thanks again to our sponsors for their generous support of iPRES 2009:
Sun (Platinum level); Isilon Systems, ExLibris, and IMLS (Gold level); Tessella and JISC (Silver level); NetApp, Filetek and NDIIPP (Bronze level); and DuraSpace (Sponsor).
Have a look at our Social Networking page and join us on Facebook, Twitter (hashtag #ipres09), Crowdvine and Flickr.
Trisha Cruse and the iPRES 2009 Program Committee
Director, Digital Preservation Program