Thanks, Abby. -Helen

Dr. Helen R. Tibbo, Alumni Distinguished Professor 
President, 2010-2011 & Fellow, Society of American Archivists
School of Information and Library Science 
201 Manning Hall, CB#3360
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3360
Tel: 919-962-8063
Fax: 919-962-8071
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From: The NDSA organization list [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Potter, Abigail
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Subject: [NDSA-ALL] NDSA at iPres 2015

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
*	scalability
*	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
*	models
*	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
*	implementations
*	repositories
*	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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