Purpose: The iPres Interest Group, beginning with this new email list, is a way to receive updates and share your feedback if you are involved with the digital preservation community and have an interest in informing and/or tracking the efforts of the iPres Working Group. Discussions on the email list will continue after the iPres Working Group shares its outcomes and recommendations at the iPres 2019 Conference in Amsterdam 16-20 September.
Brief background: The iPres Working Group convened at the iPres 2018 conference following the 15th iPres anniversary panels that looked back at our first 15 years and ahead to our next 15 years, as a result of the first iPres Community Open House as well as discussions at the iPres Steering Group meeting. The iPres Working Group, plus our Ad Hoc Members, are working on three outcomes:
· A community survey to identify issues and considerations for the Future of iPres
· A review of the iPres Steering Group Charter with proposed revisions informed by community feedback and related survey results
· A proposed charter revision with accompanying recommendations for next steps for the iPres community based on the feedback and background information gathered by the iPres Working Group
Who should join the list? The Interest Group is open to the entire digital preservation community which includes regular or occasional attendees of the conference, anyone who has ever been to the conference or those who have never been but would like to attend. People in related fields to digital preservation who might not strictly identify as ‘digital preservationists’ but potentially have something to offer are also welcome.
How do you join? The iPres Interest Group will begin with this email discussion list, and community members are invited to subscribe to [log in to unmask] here: https://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/cgi-bin/webadmin?A0=DIGITAL-PRESERVATION-IPRES
We look forward to hearing from you.
*Apologies for cross-posting*
Chronopolis Program Manager / Digital Preservation Analyst
University of California, San Diego
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