The PASIG Program Committee is pleased to announce that registration is OPEN for our October 2016 event! For the first time PASIG will be held in New York City, at the Museum of Modern Art, October 26-28. The final program is still being created, but the current version is below. It’s shaping up to be an outstanding event, with a wide range of speakers. 

Keeping with our long-standing tradition, PASIG is dedicated to keeping costs as low as possible. Early bird registration (available through September 9) is only $150. Regular registration (after September 9) is $200.

More logistics (recommended hotels, venue information) will be released soon.

To register for the event:

General information on the event:

Thank you!

 The PASIG Program Committee:

Matthew Addis, Arkivum

Karim Boughida, University of Rhode Island

Luis Faria, KEEP Solutions

Ben Fino-Radin, MoMA

David Minor, UC San Diego

Courtney Mumma, Internet Archive

Erin O’Meara, Gates Archive

Robin Ruggaber, University of Virginia

Vicky Steeves, NYU

Kara Van Malssen, AVPreserve



Current Program (subject to change):


Day 1.  Bootcamp/101.

Finding your feet: Getting started with digital preservation. Sessions will cover the following topics:

         • Introduction to PASIG and the conference

                  • Member(s) of Steering Committee

         • Overview of preservation and archiving

                  • Mary Molinaro, Chief Operating Officer and Service Manager at the Digital Preservation Network

                  • Neil Jefferies, Oxford University

         • The anatomy of files: What are we trying to keep?

                  • Bert Lyons, Senior Consultant, AVPreserve

                  • Sam Meister, Preservation Communities Manager, Educopia (MetaArchive Cooperative and BitCurator Consortium)

         • Trust and audit of digital repositories and preservation services

                  • Isabel Meyer, DAMS Branch Manager, OCIO, Smithsonian Institution

                  • Kara Van Malssen, Partner and Senior Consultant, AVPreserve

                  • Caylin Smith, British Library

                  • Sibyl Schaefer, UC San Diego

         • Standards and best practice

                  • Dan Gillean, AtoM Program Manager, Artefactual Systems

         • Infrastructure for digital preservation at all scales

                  • Erin O’Meara - University of Arizona

                  • Frances Harrell, Preservation Specialist, NEDCC and Rebecca Carpenter, University of Massachusetts, Boston student

                  • Amy Rushing, Head of Special Collections and Julianna Barrera-Gomez, Digital Archivist, University of Texas at San Antonio

                  • Bruce Gilpin, Versity

                  • Dale Askey, Associate University Librarian, Library & Learning Technologies, McMaster University


         • Day 1 Lightning Round


Opening reception - location TBD.



Day 2.  Preservation and Archiving in Practice

Doing preservation for real: practitioners knowledge exchange.


Session 1: Assuring reproducibility of research in the long-term, Part 1

         • Dan Valen, Product Specialist - figshare

         • Matthew Addis, Arkivum

         • Peter Burnhill, EDINA

         • Alan Darnell, Director, Scholars Portal Services, OCUL, Kate Davis, Acting Director, Scholars Portal Services, OCUL


Session 2: Reproducibility, Part 2

         • Rachel Trent, Digital Services Manager at George Washington University Libraries

         • Fernando Chirigati, Doctoral Candidate and Research Assistant, NYU

         • Jeff Spies, Chief Technology Officer, OSF


Session 3: Preserving complex data

         • Joanna Phillips, Guggenheim and Deena Engel, NYU

         • Matthias L. Hemmje, Professor Dr., FernUniversitδt in Hagen

         • Ben Fino-Radin, MoMA

         • Caylin Smith, British Library


Session 4: Meeting compliance through preservation

         • Cassie Findlay, co-founder, Recordkeeping Roundtable

         • Jon Tilbury, Preservica

         • Seth Anderson, MoMA Archives


Day 2 Lightning Round


Conference reception, MoMA



Day 3.  Preservation Frontiers and the Bigger Picture

Future challenges and solutions: what's coming next in the preservation world.


Session 1: Capturing dynamic data for preservation

         • Stefan Serbicki, Preservation Technical Lead, Electronic Arts

         • Matt Weber, Assistant Professor in the School of Communication and Information, Rutgers

         • Guy Marechal, TITAN

         • Kristi Park, Executive Director, Texas Digital Library

         • Dianne Dietrich, Julia Kim, Morgan McKeehan, and Alison Rhonemus


Session 2: Environmental responsibility, sustainability, costs, benefits and risks

         • Neil Grindley, JISC

         • Eira Tansey, Digital Archivist/Records Manager, University of Cincinnati

         • Ben Goldman, Sally W. Kalin Librarian for Technological Innovations and Digital Records Archivist, Penn State University

         • Joy Davidson, DCC

         • Amelia Acker - UT-Austin


Session 3: Political and social responsibility, impacts, activism, ethical, anonymity, etc.

         • Jasmine Jones, Technical Services Archivist at Smith College

         • Elvia Arroyo-Ramirez, Processing Archivist, Latin American Manuscript Collections, Princeton

         • Micha Broadnax, Digital Archivist, Emerson

         • Bergis Jules - Documenting the Now


Session 4: Social media, internet of things, decentralized web, encryption

         • Julien Masanθs, Director, Internet Memory Foundation

         • Primavera De Filippi, Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard

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