NDSA folks,

Anyone planning on attending ALA Midwinter? Anyone considering doing a presentation? Anyone interested in working together to submit an NDSA-themed presentation?

If you're planning on attending and already have an idea, feel free to harvest from the NDSA Partner Outreach Toolkit (  to include a few words about the NDSA in your presentation.

If you're looking to make a proposal, perhaps you could consider partnering with other NDSA members who will be attending to talk about some of our great projects, including:

Levels of Preservation (

Digital Preservation Staffing Survey (

Content Team updates (

Just a few ideas to get you started!


From: Sibyl Schaefer [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Tuesday, October 23, 2012 03:22 PM Eastern Standard Time
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Subject: [lita-l] Call for Proposals: ALCTS PARS Digital Preservation Interest Group at 2013 ALA Midwinter Meeting

**Apologies for cross-posting**

The ALCTS PARS Digital Preservation Interest Group invites speakers to participate at the Digital Preservation Interest Group session at the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Seattle on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013 from 8:30-10:00 AM.

The mission of the ALCTS PARS Digital Preservation Interest Group is to serve as a venue for discussing the preservation management of digital assets whether commercial, born-digital or converted from analog formats.

Presentation topics should be of current interest to technical services librarians, preservation librarians, digital librarians, and archivists.

Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

Digital preservation planning

Digital preservation of special formats such as social media, digital humanities projects, websites, research data, email, etc.

Digital preservation tools and systems

Collaborative digital preservation efforts

Digital preservation strategies such as format migration, replication, or emulation

Digital preservation best practices

Trusted Digital Repository certification

The economics of digital preservation

Training for digital preservation job responsibilities

Digital preservation challenges

Digital preservation success or failure stories

Presentations should be approximately 15-20 minutes in length.  Additional time will be allowed for questions and discussion.

Please send abstracts of proposals to co-chairs by Friday, Nov. 9, 2012.  If you have questions, please contact us.  We look forward to hearing from you!

Digital Preservation Interest Group Co-Chairs:

Sibyl Schaefer
Assistant Director, Head of Digital Programs, Rockefeller Archive Center
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Meghan Banach Bergin
Coordinator, Bibliographic Access and Metadata Unit, University of Massachusetts Amherst
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