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The International Conference on the Preservation of Digital Objects (iPRES 
2006) will be held October 8-10, 2006 at Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 
U.S.A.   The theme of this year's iPRES is Words to Deeds: Collaboration in 
the Realm of Digital Preservation.  Following on the successful iPRES 2005 
held September 14-16 in Goettingen, Germany, iPRES 2006 will kickoff with a 
keynote presentation by Ian Wilson, Librarian and Archivist of 
Canada.   Plenary Sessions will explore topics in Preserving Multimedia 
Objects, E-Journal Preservation, Certification, and National Efforts in 
Digital Preservation. Concurrent sessions on Tools of the Trade, eScience, 
Repositories, and New Initiatives will also be held.

We are pleased to announce our list of featured speakers for iPRES 2006:

Svein Arne Brygfjeld, National Library of Norway
Robin Dale, Program Officer, RLG
Marc Dantzker, Curator, Macaulay Library, Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Susanne Dobratz, Head of University Library, Humboldt-University Berlin
Eileen Fenton, Executive Director, Portico
Carl Fleishhauer, Project Coordinator, Office of Strategic Initiatives, 
Library of Congress
Andrew McHugh, Advisory Services Manager, Digital Curation Centre
Erik Oltmans, Head e-Depot, National Library of the Netherlands
Vicky Reich, Director of LOCKSS Program, Stanford University Libraries and 
Academic Resources
Seamus Ross, Director HATII University of Glasgow and Associate Director 
Digital Curation Centre (UK)
Barbara Signori, Swiss National Library
Ken Thibodeau, Head of the Electronic Records Division, US National 
Archives and Records Administration
David Thomas, Director of Government and Technology, The National Archives, UK
Ian Wilson, Librarian and Archivist of Canada
Zhang Xiaolin, Director, Library of Chinese Academy of Sciences (LCAS)

The deadline for early registration is September 1, 2006.   For details 
about the iPRES 2006 agenda and to register, please visit our web site: .

Oya Y. Rieger
Associate Director, Digital Library and Information Technologies (DLIT)
Director, Digital Media Group
Cornell University Library
106G Olin Library
Ithaca, NY 14853

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Phone: (607) 254-5160