Registration for Personal Digital Archiving 2014 Conference: "Building Stronger Personal Digital Archiving Communities" is now open!

PDA 2014 explores the intersection between individuals, public institutions, and private companies engaged in the creation, preservation, and ongoing use of the digital records of our daily lives. The conference reflects upon the current status of personal archiving, its achievements, challenges, issues, and needs as evidenced through research, education, case studies, practitioner experiences, best practices, the development of tools and services, storage options, curation, and economic sustainability. There is also interest in the role of libraries, archives and other cultural heritage organizations in supporting personal digital archiving through outreach or in conjunction with developing community history collections.

Keynote Speakers:
"The Social Life of Personal Information," Andrea Copeland, Assistant Professor, Library and Information Science, Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis

"Kurt, Jimi and Lots of Heart: One Biographer's Research Methods," Charles R. Cross, music historian, author and biographer

Program Details at:

Conference Dates: April 10-11, 2014

Conference Venue: Indiana State Library, 315 W. Ohio St., Indianapolis, IN

Registration fee: $150.00; $85.00 Student (with proof of ID). Registration includes full 2 day conference and transportation to and from conference hotel and Indiana State Library.

Registration Details at:

Lodging: The Conference Hotel is the Hilton Garden Inn Indianapolis Airport; 8910 Hatfield Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46241; 317-856-9100. The Hotel provides free shuttle service from and to the Indianapolis Airport. A block of 75 rooms has been reserved for conference attendees for the nights of April 9, 10 and 11, 2014. The rate is $124.00 per night plus taxes. King and Double Queen rooms are available. Please make your reservation directly with the hotel. You will be responsible for all charges. Ask for the ISU or Personal Dig Archiving group block. The reservation cutoff date is March 14, 2014.

Erin Engle
Digital Archivist
Library of Congress
National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program
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