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Call for Proposals: Digital Preservation 2014

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We’ve started planning our annual meeting, Digital Preservation 2014, which will be held July 22-24 in the Washington, DC area, and we want to hear from you!  Any organization or individual with an interest in digital stewardship can propose ideas for potential inclusion in the meeting.

Lisa Green of Common Crawl addresses participants at Digital Preservation 2013. Credit: Shealah Craighead
Lisa Green of Common Crawl addresses participants at Digital Preservation 2013. Credit: Shealah Craighead

The Library of Congress has hosted annual meetings with digital preservation partners, collaborators and others committed to stewardship of digital content for the past ten years.  The meetings have served as a forum for sharing achievements in the areas of technical infrastructure, innovation, content collection, standards and best practices and outreach efforts.

This year we’ve expanded participation from NDSA member organizations on the program committee. We’re delighted to have NDIIPP staff and NDSA members working together to contribute to the success of the meeting.

Digital Preservation 2014 Program Committee

  • Vickie Allen, PBS Media Library
  • Meghan Banach Bergin, University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • Erin Engle, NDIIPP
  • Abbie Grotke, NDIIPP
  • Barrie Howard, NDIIPP
  • Butch Lazorchak, NDIIPP
  • Vivek Navale, U.S. National Archives and Records Administration
  • Michael Nelson, Old Dominion University
  • Trevor Owens, NDIIPP
  • Abbey Potter, NDIIPP
  • Nicole Scalessa, The Library Company of Philadelphia

Call for Proposals

We are looking for your ideas, accomplishments and project updates that highlight, contribute to, and advance the community dialog.  Areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Scientific data and other content at risk of obsolescence, and what methods, techniques, and tools are being deployed to mitigate risk;
  • Innovative methods of digital preservation, especially regarding sustainable practices, community approaches, and software solutions;
  • Collaboration successes and lessons learned highlighting a wide-range of digital preservation activities, such as best practices, open source solutions, project management techniques and emerging tools;
  • Practical examples of research and scholarly use of stewarded data or content;
  • Educational trends for emerging and practicing professionals.

You are invited to express your interest in any of the following ways:

  • Panels or presentations
  • 5-minute lightning talks
  • Demonstrations
  • Posters

A highlight of this past year was the release of the 2014 National Digital Stewardship Agenda at Digital Preservation 2013.  The Agenda integrates the perspective of dozens of experts to provide funders and decision-makers with insight into emerging technological trends, gaps in digital stewardship capacity and key areas for development.  It suggests a number of important sets of issues for the digital stewardship community to consider prioritizing for developments. We’d be particularly interested for you to share projects your organization has undertaken in the last year that address any of the issues listed in the Agenda.

To be considered, please send 300 words or less describing what you would like to present to ndiipp [at] by March 14. Accepted proposals will be notified on or around April 3.

The last day of the meeting, July 24, will be a CURATEcamp, which will take place off-site from the main meeting venue. The topic focus of this camp is still under discussion, so stay tuned for more information about the camp in the coming weeks.

Please let us know if you have any questions.  Your contributions are important in making this a community program and we’re looking forward to your participation.

Comments (2)

  1. Hello, I’d like to confirm the email for sending an abstract for the Digital Preservation 2014.
    The email is: [email protected]
    Is that adress correct?

    Thanks for the answer.


  2. Hi Laura,
    Yes, that’s the email address where you can submit your proposal.


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