We would like to thank everyone for their contribution to this conference. iPRES 2019 was a great success and this was made possible by your participation and all your help!
We promised you some videos of the conference: take a look.
Our very best wishes from The Netherlands, we hope to see you next year in Beijing, China, September 21 – 24, 2020!
Organizing & Program Chair iPRES 2019
Barbara Sierman Organizing & Program Vice-Chair iPRES 2019
Angela Puggioni Communications Officer iPRES 2019
iPRES is the premier and longest-running conference series on digital preservation. Since 2004, we have had annual iPRES conferences in rotation around the globe on four continents.
Celebrate the 16th conference at iPRES 2019 in Amsterdam from 16 through 20 September 2019!
The conference brought together 400 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.
The conference was fully booked and has taken place between 16 and 20 September 2019.
iPRES2019 is proudly sponsored by
Welcome to Amsterdam
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.
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