NDSA Working Groups, Action Teams or any other NDSA related groups are encouraged to submit paper, panel, poster or demo proposals for iPres 2015 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Due to the NDSA host transition, there will not be a membership meeting in 2015 but our hope is to have the work of the NDSA well represented in the iPres program. We are also planning to host a reception and award ceremony during iPres that NDSA members and potential members can attend. 

If any NDSA group would like guidance or feedback on a potential proposal for iPres 2015 please contact Abbey Potter at [log in to unmask] or 202-707-7371. She can make arrangements for the Coordinating Committee to comment on proposal drafts. The Coordinating Committee review is entirely optional and intended to help develop strong proposals. These are the key dates: 
iPres Dates
Short and long papers (full text), submitted to iPres Apr 20, 2015
Panel, workshop, and tutorial submissions (abstract), submitted to iPres May 15, 2015
Submitters notified of decisions for papers, panels, workshops and tutorials	Jun 22, 2015
Poster and demo submissions (abstract), submitted to iPres Jun 29, 2015
Conference registration open	Jun 30, 2015
Submitters notified of review decisions for poster and demos, Jul 13, 2015
Earlybird registration closes Oct 1, 2015
iPRES Conference, Nov 2-6, 2015

There is a lot of overlap in topics iPres is soliciting proposals on and the topics the NDSA covers. From the iPres website: 
Institutional opportunities and challenges
	local, regional and national approaches
	legislative context and requirements 
	institutional contexts for preservation 
	collaboration and alignment 
	collection content profiling
	research data management
	personal archiving
	documenting authenticity and integrity
	demonstrating benefits and incentives
	providing and documenting added value
	evaluating options: products, tools, registries, services, service providers
	exploring the potential of bartering

Infrastructure (organizational and technological) opportunities and challenges
	bit preservation
	complex formats
	large data sets, e.g. web data or research data
	system architectures and requirements
	distributed and cloud-based implementations
	digital forensics
	standards-based practice

Frameworks for digital preservation
	standards and practice
	core concepts
	business models
	sustainability and economic viability

Preservation strategies and workflows
	preservation strategies (e.g., migration, emulation, normalization)
	preservation metadata management
	preservation planning and action
	archival storage and archival packages
	acquisition, ingest, and submission packages
	long-term access management and dissemination packages
	measuring and mediating risks
	content-specific approaches (e.g., GIS, digital art, audiovisual, research data, web-based content, models)

Innovative practice
	issues and wins
	lessons learned
	the future of digital preservation

Training and education
	educational needs
	evaluating curricula and impacts
	innovative offerings
	support for lifelong learning
	career management

The full call for participation is here:

Abigail Potter
Program Officer
National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program
Office of Strategic Initiatives
Library of Congress

phone 202-202-7371
mobile 202-294-0280
fax 202-252-3249

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