Great Digital Preservation Bake-Off

The Open Call for the Great Digital Preservation Bake-Off during iPRES 2019, is now closed. Have a look at the bakers in the Conference Programme.

We are seeking submissions from software developers and vendors who would like to nominate software for the workflow-specific software category of the Great Digital Preservation Bake-Off, to be held as part of the iPRES 2019 conference at the Eye Filmmuseum in Amsterdam on 16 – 20 September.

About the Bake-Off
The Bake-Off is THE chance for vendors & developers to present – and curious digital preservation minds to inquire – how tools fare in comparable situations. The Bake-Off will consist of a number of showcase sessions covering both open source and commercial tools, which will be divided into two categories: full end-to-end solutions and content or workflow specific software.

Your Submission
Submissions of open source and proprietary software are welcomed, including software written and/or maintained by institutions, commercial entities, and individuals. To qualify, software must have reached a stable release and be production-ready by the time of the Bake-Off.

Review & Acceptance
All received submissions will be reviewed by the Great Digital Preservation Bake-Off organizing committee members
All submissions should should be sent by email to: All email submissions should contain the following information:

  • Name of Submitter
  • Name of Presenter (if different)
  • Affiliation of Presenter
  • Contact email
  • Category of the software
  • Brief description of the software (up to 200 words)
  • Significance of the proposed showcase (up to 150 words)
  • Time requested for demonstration (up to 20 minutes)

Accepted submissions will be expected to give a demonstration of up to 20 minutes of how their software performs digital preservation tasks for specific workflows or content types at the conference. Please include a brief description of what your showcase will entail in your submission. Please note that in order to present, you must be registered to attend iPRES 2019.

Important Dates
Submissions for the GDPBO will be accepted between 3 May and 11 June, end of day (CET). Submitters will be notified on 14 June.

More Information
For questions with regards to the Great Digital Preservation Bake-Off, please contact: