The iPRES 2019 Great Digital Preservation Bake Off. Starring: process specific tools and end-to-end digital curation solutions.

After the successful Digital Preservation System Showcase sessions held at the iPRES conferences in Melbourne and Chapel Hill, the demonstrations on software solutions has returned to iPRES. iPRES 2019 will bring you the Great Digital Preservation Bake-Off!

What is it?
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.

Showcase Sessions
Do you want to see how workflows are implemented? Do you have a suspicion that there might be a perfect tool for your specific type of content and problem out there, but you haven’t found it yet? Or maybe you are just building a workflow and would like to see how different tools fare in a specific task like file format validation? This will be the session you should be in.

Coming Soon: Call for Participation
We will start looking for vendors and developers participating in the Bake-Off. Keep your eye out for the Call for Participation which will open soon.

More info
If you have any questions or want to know more about the GDPB-O, just ask Tim Walsh ( or Marcel Ras (!

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