The National Digital Stewardship Alliance (NDSA) invites proposals for
Digital Preservation 2016, to be held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 9-10
*Digital Preservation* is the major meeting and conference of the NDSA—open
to NDSA members <http://ndsa.diglib.org/members-list/> and non-members
alike—focusing on tools, techniques, theories and methodologies for digital
stewardship and preservation, data curation, the content lifecycle, and
related issues. Our 2016 meeting will be the first held in partnership with
our new host organization, the Digital Library Federation (DLF). Separate
calls are being issued for the DLF Liberal Arts Colleges Pre-Conference
November) and 2016 DLF Forum <https://www.diglib.org/forums/2016forum/>(7-9
November)—all happening in the same location.
EXTENDED DEADLINE! Proposals are due by May 23rd
<https://conftool.pro/dlf2016/> at 11:59pm Pacific Time.
About the NDSA and Digital Preservation 2016:
The National Digital Stewardship Alliance is a consortium of more than 160
organizations <http://ndsa.diglib.org/members-list/> committed to the
long-term preservation and stewardship of digital information and cultural
heritage, for the benefit of present and future generations. Digital
Preservation 2016 (#digipres16
<https://twitter.com/search?q=%23digipres16&src=typd>) will help to chart
future directions for both the NDSA and digital stewardship, and is
expected to be a crucial venue for intellectual exchange,
community-building, development of best practices, and national-level
agenda-setting in the field.
The conference will be held at the historic Pfister Hotel
<http://www.thepfisterhotel.com/>, just blocks from Lake Michigan, the
Art Museum <http://mam.org/>, restaurants, and nightlife. The hotel has an
incredible Victorian art collection, an artist-in-residence program, and a
spa. The NDSA strives to create a safe, accessible, welcoming, and
inclusive event, and will operate under the DLF Forum’s Code of Conduct
subsidies for DLF Forum attendees also participating in Digital
Preservation 2016 may be extended upon request. Contact [log in to unmask]
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250-word proposals describing the presentation/demo/poster are invited (500
words for full panel sessions). Please also include a 50-word short
abstract for the program if your submission is selected. Submit proposals
online: https://conftool.pro/dlf2016/. Deadline: May 15th, 2016 at 11:59pm
We especially encourage proposals that speak to our conference theme,
“Building Communities of Practice.” Submissions are invited in the
following lengths and formats:
Talks/Demos: Presentations and demonstrations are allocated 20 minutes
each. Speakers should reserve time for interactive exchanges on next steps,
possible NDSA community action, and discussion or debate.
Panels: Panel discussions with 4 or more speakers will be given a
dedicated session. Organizers are especially encouraged to include as
diverse an array of perspectives and voices as possible, and to reserve
time for audience Q&A.
Posters: Poster presenters will have the opportunity to interact with
attendees one-on-one or in small groups, to exchange ideas and engage in
conversation. (Guidelines for poster sizes will be provided on acceptance.)
Lunchtime Working Group Meetings: NDSA working and interest group chairs
are invited to propose group meetings or targeted collaboration sessions.
All submissions will be peer-reviewed by NDSA’s volunteer Program
Committee. Presenters will be notified in July and guaranteed a
registration slot at the conference.
More information on the Call for Proposals can be found here:
*Heidi Elaine Dowding*
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