Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Event: Fifth International Conference on the Preservation of Digital Objects – iPres 2008

From the Digital-Preservation email list.

Fifth International Conference on the Preservation of Digital Objects – iPres 2008 British Library Conference Centre, London, 29-30 September 2008

The Fifth International Conference on the Preservation of Digital Objects (iPres 2008) will be held by the British Library at its Conference Centre in London on 29-30 September 2008. You can now view the preliminary programme at www.bl.uk/ipres2008/programme.html.

This years’ conference will bring together almost eighty expert international speakers and facilitators and 200 delegates to explore the latest research, thinking and developments, national and international initiatives, empirical evidence and technology in preservation of digital objects.

The theme of this years’ conference is: Joined Up and Working: Tools and Methods for Digital Preservation and will address the principles, practice required to preserve digital content plus local and national examples of preservation activity.

Dame Lynne Brindley, CEO, The British Library will open the event. Speakers include: Neil Beagrie, Charles Beagrie Ltd; Sabine Schrimpf, National Library of Germany and Nestor; Frances Boyle, Digital Preservation Coalition; Robert McDonald, San Diego Supercomputer Centre; Ronald Murray, Library of Congress; David Rosenthal, Stanford University; Richard Boulderstone, British Library and International Internet Preservation Coalition; Martha Anderson and April McKay, National Digital Information Infrastructure Programme; Keith Rajecki, Sun Microsystems; Colin White, National Library of Australia; Richard Wright, BBC; Steve Knight, National Library of New Zealand and Gareth Knight, Kings College.

Panels will discuss topics which include:

  • Modelling Organisational Goals
  • Digital Preservation Formats
  • Disciplinary Approaches
  • Preservation Planning
  • Costs & Risks
  • Metadata
  • National and International Initiatives
  • Grid Storage and Service Architecture
  • Establishing Trust in Service Providers
  • Global Perspectives on Training and Curriculum Development
  • Digital Preservation Services
  • Conceptual and Mathematical Foundations

iPres 2008 will appeal to librarians, archivists, curators, information managers, IT managers, digital preservation software and repository developers, vendors, researchers, consultants, publishers and trainers. This year, delegates can elect to follow a practitioner and a technical track through the programme.

To register now, visit: www.bl.uk/ipres2008/register.html. 150 of 250 places remain. Bookings made before 21 July will be charged at the reduced rate of £100+VAT. Bookings after 21 July will be charged at £125 + VAT. For more information or enquiries e-mail: ipres2008-mailings@bl.uk. The two-day programme starts each day at 08:45 and ends at 17:30.

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