*Apologies for cross-posting*

=== iPRES-2013 / DC-2013 INVITATION TO LISBON ===

iPRES-2013 and DC-2013 (Dublin Core) are co-locating on 2-6 September 2013 in Lisbon, Portugal at the Instituto Superior Técnico. A unique common registration provides full access to both the conference programs and digital proceedings. Keynotes will be held in shared iPRES/Dublin Core plenary sessions, and papers sessions specific of each conference will run in parallel.  Tutorials, per-conference events, and workshops are cross-listed for both conferences, and require registration.  Keynote speaker Gildas Illien will address the common goals, values and points of intersection of the preservation and metadata communities in "Darling, Can We Talk" (Keynote Asbtract: http://dcevents.dublincore.org/index.php/IntConf/index/pages/view/keynotes-2013#Illien).

-- iPRES-2013, 10th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON PRESERVATION OF DIGITAL OBJECTS *** emphasizes the significance of preserving scientific and cultural digital heritage across institutional and disciplinary boundaries.  iPRES 2013  will further strengthen the link between digital preservation research and practitioners in memory institutions and scientific data centers.
  * iPRES Conference website: http://ipres2013.ist.utl.pt/index.html
  * iPRES Preliminary Program: http://ipres2013.ist.utl.pt/prg_overview.html

-- DC-2013, LINKING TO THE FUTURE *** explores questions regarding the persistence, maintenance, and preservation of metadata and descriptive vocabularies. The need for stable representations and descriptions spans all sectors including cultural heritage and scientific data, eGovernment, finance and commerce. Thus, the maintenance and management of metadata is essential to address the long term availability of information of legal, cultural and economic value.
  * Dublin Core Conference website: http://dcevents.dublincore.org/index.php/IntConf/dc-2013/
  * Dublin Core Program: http://dcevents.dublincore.org/index.php/IntConf/index/pages/view/program-2013

iPRES/DC-2013 provides a unique opportunity for interlinking fundamental to cutting edge preservation and metadata knowledge.

REGISTER NOW (Early registration extended to 15 July):  
  * http://ipres2013.ist.utl.pt/registration.html
  * http://dcevents.dublincore.org/index.php/IntConf/index/pages/view/registration-2013

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