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Registration Now Open for Digital Preservation 2014

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Registration for Digital Preservation 2014 (July 22-24 in Washington, DC) is now open!

It’s a packed program (PDF) this year, and unlike in previous years, we have a full-three day program planned for our attendees.  DP14 kicks off on July 22 with registration and a continental breakfast at 8:30 am, and will conclude on July 24 at 4:00 pm following a CURATEcamp.

Grab your calendars and get ready to register– here are all the DP14 details you need to know.

There are two meeting events taking place over the three-days.

The main meeting on July 22-23 is the annual meeting of the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program and the National Digital Stewardship Alliance. This meeting will take place at the Washington Georgetown Marriott in Washington, DC.

July 24 will be an all-day CURATEcamp on Digital Culture, an unconference, from 9am – 4pm.  This year’s camp is co-hosted by the Catholic University of America’s Department of Library and Information Sciences and will take place at the Catholic University of America, Columbus Law School in Washington, DC.  Look for a blog post tomorrow on The Signal, where Trevor Owens will talk more about the Camp’s focus.

There is no cost to attend either meeting, but you must register – and I recommend that you register early – to secure a slot.  Registration will close with very little notice once attendance capacity has been reached.

Register for the main meeting (July 22/23) here. Note that if you are staying at the hotel, you must book your room with directly with the hotel to receive the discounted rate by June 27.

Register for CURATEcamp (July 24) here. Note that the Camp is limited to the first 100 registrants.

NDSA panel at the 2011 Partners meeting
Panel discussion during the 2011 Digital Preservation meeting. From left: Michael Edson, Aaron Presnall, Abby Smith Rumsey, Yancey Strickler, Tim O’Reilly. Photo Credit: Abby Brack, Library of Congress.

I previewed the draft program (PDF) for you in a recent blog post where I mentioned our fantastic keynote speakers lineup. We also have some excellent panel discussions planned that we’re looking forward to, on Stewarding Space Data, Community Approaches to Digital Stewardship, Research and Data Curation Practices and the Future of Web Archiving.  We’re also planning a series of lightning talks and a poster session, and the breakout sessions will be a great opportunity for you to hear about collaborative projects on preserving and accessing digital collections, feature discussions of current tools and services for the management of digital content, and share current approaches to storage and preservation infrastructure challenges.

We’re also thrilled again this year to present the 2014 NDSA Innovation Award winners during the meeting who will be recognized for their accomplishments.

And that’s not all! Leading up to DP14, we will feature a series of interviews and guest blog posts on The Signal with our speakers and presenters. Please check back regularly for in-depth looks at some of the digital stewardship issues they will be discussing during DP14.

If you can’t make it to DP14, the keynote and plenary panel talks will be taped and presentations from the main meeting will be posted on our website a few weeks following the meeting.  And the CURATEcamp wiki will be active before and during the day on July 24.  We’d encourage you to follow both meeting events on Twitter at #digpres14 and #curatecamp.

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