iPRES 2019 will bring you to the Netherlands from 16 to 20 September 2019
The conference will bring together scientists, students, researchers, archivists, librarians, providers, and other experts to share recent developments and innovative projects in a wide variety of topics in digital preservation from strategy to implementation, and from international and local initiatives. Year on year the debate and research profiled at iPRES have moved digital preservation from a technology driven niche specialism of experts to a global challenge with the community to match.

iPRES 2019 is hosted by the Dutch Digital Heritage Network
The Dutch Digital Heritage Network is a collaborative effort of a group of leading heritage institutes, helping to address the challenge of reliable access to digital resources. The ultimate goal is to develop a network of common facilities, services and knowledge base to improve the visibility, usability, and sustainability of the rich digital collections of Dutch heritage institutes.

The 16th iPRES conference will take you to the historical grounds of a remarkable city where vessels once set sail to explore new lands. The organizers welcome the international digital preservation community in the striking building of the EYE Film Museum on the northern bank of the IJ river in Amsterdam. Join us to explore the state of the art in digital preservation and set your Eye on the Horizon.

Important dates
The full Call for Contributions for iPRES2019 is open from 3 December 2018 until 18 March 2019. Contributions will address the overall conference theme – Eye on the Horizon – and have to cover exploration and activities related to a number of themes and topics. We will be seeking for original contributions that show the progress in digital preservation, describing practice and theory. We will especially encourage contributions describing the edges of digital preservation and collaborations with producers and people outside of the cultural heritage sector. Early bird registration starts 1 March 2019. iPRES2019 will take place between 16 and 20 September 2019.


Welcome to Amsterdam

Capital of the Netherlands

Source: Amsterdam Marketing

From its humble beginnings as a 13th-century fishing village on a river bed to its current role as a major hub for business, tourism and culture, Amsterdam has had a strong tradition as a centre of culture and commerce. As the capital of The Netherlands, Amsterdam is known for its artistic heritage, elaborate canal system and narrow houses with gabled facades, all legacies of the city’s 17th-century Golden Age.

This historic city of canals and grand architecture is also home to some of the world’s most famous attractions, such as the Van Gogh Museum, Rijksmuseum and Anne Frank House, where the Jewish diarist hid during the Second World War. Everywhere you look, you are immersed in history and diversity, from a 400-year-old canal house to an ultra-modern waterfront hotel to an all-purpose conference venue that can host 20,000 people. Best of all, Amsterdam’s high-speed train connections and convenient Schiphol airport make it easy to get to, wherever in the world you might be.

The city of Amsterdam prides itself on a rich cultural life and a diverse population. However, estimates conclude that there are more bikes in Amsterdam than permanent residents … Where the Dutch dine out ranges from casually decorated “living room” restaurants to traditional Dutch eateries and Indonesian rijsttafel (“rice table”) specialists. Coffee shops sell small amounts of marijuana and yes, everything you have heard about the neon-lit Red Light District is probably true. And our famous tulips? They have their finest hour in springtime.

Amsterdam is one of Europe’s most picture-perfect capitals, where 16th-century spectacle stands side by side with 21st-century ingenuity. This is the result of more than four centuries of innovation and daring entrepreneurship, with diversity and open-mindedness at the heart of each new development. Amsterdam’s liveability is next to none, making this a wonderfully positive place to bring people together.