Here it is: the (preliminary) iPRES 2019 Programme!

A very warm welcome to iPRES 2019 and to Amsterdam, The Netherlands! The iPRES 2019 Team is excited to offer you the preliminary programme for the 16th International Conference on Digital Preservation. 

Our Programme Committee, lots of fantastic reviewers and a good many volunteers worked hard on shaping and drafting a GREAT programme for iPRES 2019. On behalf of all of us, we wish you an inspirational first look at all the high quality presentations, panels, posters, workshops, tutorials, hackathons, bake-off sessions and demonstrations.

iPRES brings 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, 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. iPRES and the Digital Heritage Network are all about preserving our digital heritage for the future.

We offer you the preliminary programme for the 16th International Conference on Digital PreservationMore details will be added in the forthcoming months. It may be possible that sessions change because of cancellations by presenters or other causes, but we do our best to keep the structure and the sessions as described in this programme.

The Conference Theme is Eye on the Horizon, aiming to broaden the voices and approaches participating in the conference, reflecting the venue and looking forward to the future. The future of digital collections but also the future of the iPRES community. This main theme is subdivided into five major themes:

  • Collaboration: a Necessity, an Opportunity or a Luxury?
  • Designing and Delivering Sustainable Digital Preservation
  • Exploring New Horizons
  • Building Capacity, Capability and Community
  • The Cutting Edge: Technical Infrastructure and Implementation

Amsterdam and the Eye Film Museum welcome the international digital preservation community to the historical grounds of a remarkable city where vessels once set sail to explore new lands.

Remember: if you register before 1 July, you benefit from the early bird rate. So register now and make sure you are part of iPRES 2019!

Join us to explore the state of the art in digital preservation and set your Eye on the Horizon.

Marcel Ras
iPRES 2019 General Chair
Barbara Sierman
iPRES 2019 Vice Chair
Angela Puggioni
Communications Officer