Fall 2018 Preservation-Related Conferences worth checking out

Today I am highlighting several conferences coming up this Fall which might be valuable to those interested in preservation.

The first conference is iPRES 2018 the International Conference on Digital Preservation, September 24-27 in Boston, MA. According to their website:

iPRES is the premier and longest-running conference series on digital preservation… Our conference brings together 300-400 scientists, students, researchers, archivists, librarians, providers, and other experts to share recent developments, innovative projects and to collaboratively solve problems.

The iPRES conference rotates around the world, so this is your last chance to catch it in the U.S. until it comes back again in 2021. The conference features practical workshops, as well as papers, panels, and poster sessions.

The next conferences are the DLF Forum, October 15-17, and Digital Preservation, October 17-18, both in Las Vegas, NV. Last year I had the opportunity to attend these conferences on an LLNE Scholarship and wrote a blog post about it.

I would highly recommend attending either or both of these conferences. Even if you don’t have the opportunity to attend the DLF Forum, I would recommend visiting the Digital Library Federation website, checking out their activities, sign up for their listservs, and seeing what they have to offer. This is an especially great resource for law librarians working in digitization, digital scholarship, and preservation information and want to look at what other libraries are doing.

I should also note that LIPA is a sponsor of the Digital Preservation conference – one more great reason to check it out.

1 thought on “Fall 2018 Preservation-Related Conferences worth checking out

  1. Great post, Jason. Thanks for the conference tips.

    I remember taking a look at DLF back in 2013/2014 when I was doing research into digitization standards. I recall getting the following impressions from it:

    1. Everything is behind a paywall.
    2. The paywall is very expensive.
    3. The organization seems to be on the wane.

    I can see that things have changed since then. For one thing, I was wrong that they were in decline. They seem to have made a nice pivot into digital scholarship and are suddenly super-relevant again. Their stuff is still expensive, but it’s kind of worth it to be in the community. I’ve always wanted to go to their conference. It’s one of those where every program looks like a must-see.

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