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IS&T Archiving Conference 2014

The first IS&T Archiving Conference was held in 2004. Since the first meeting, archiving has continued to offer a unique opportunity for imaging scientists and those working in the cultural heritage community (curators, archivists, librarians, etc.), as well as in government, industry, and academia, to come together to discuss the most pressing issues related to the digital preservation and stewardship of hardcopy, audio, and video.

13 May 2014 to 16 May 2014

3rd LIBER Workshop on Digital Curation (and SCAPE/APARSEN satellite event)

"Which representation of the records will be the target of preservation?"

The management of digital objects (e.g. articles, datasets, images, streams of data, multimedia objects) and non-digital objects (namely real-world entities, like authors, institutions, teams, geographic locations, etc.) is a crucial issue for the whole scientific and administrative process within an academic institution.

The need to unambiguously locate and access the digital resources, as well as associate them with the related metadata (e.g. authors, relevant entities, institutions, research groups, projects, administrative organisational units) is an essential requirement for managing, accessing, reusing, retrieving and preserving huge amounts of cultural and intellectual resources.

Along with the tide of Big Data, the relevance of this issue has been dramatically increased, making it clear that academic institutions have to take actions and develop plans that foster achievement of these goals. In this Conference, we argue that the introduction of comprehensive Data Management Plans is the imminent step for the Instiutions and their repositories which seek to fulfil requirements set to them.

Data Management Plans facilitate the curation process of digital objects. Thus, the time and effort spent by the curators is minimized.

19-20 May Main workshop

21 May (AM) Digital Preservation measures to ensure long-term accessibility of digital resources (SCAPE & APARSEN Projects)

21 (PM) -22 May Final SCAPE Training Event (more information coming soon)

19 May 2014 to 22 May 2014
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Open Repositories 2014

The 9th International Conference on Open Repositories will be held from 9 to 13 June, 2014 in Helsinki,  Finland.

The main theme of the conference is “Towards Repository Ecosystems”. The Call for Proposals is available, and you can also submit your proposals. The deadline for proposals is Monday, February 3, 2014.

9 June 2014 to 13 June 2014
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LIBER 2014

The LIBER 43rd Annual Conference RESEARCH LIBRARIES IN THE 2020 INFORMATION LANDSCAPE will take place in Riga, Latvia, 2-5 July, 2014.


19 November - Call for papers/posters

15 February - End call for papers/posters
15 February - Conference registration opens
5 March - Notification of acceptance/rejection
15 March - Accepted authors confirm their participation
30 March - LIBER fund recipients informed
30 April - Deadline for early registration
13 June - Final registration
20 June - Speakers to send ppts

2 July 2014 to 5 July 2014
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Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL 2014) & Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries (TPDL 2014)

The Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL) is a major international forum focusing on digital libraries and associated technical, practical, and social issues. JCDL enhances the tradition of conference excellence already established by the ACM and IEEE-CS by combining the annual events that these professional societies have sponsored on an annual basis, the ACM Digital Libraries Conferences and the IEEE-CS Advances in Digital Libraries Conferences.

At this conference the Vannevar Bush Best Paper Award, Best Student Paper Award, Best International Paper Award, Best Poster award are presented to persons who have made outstanding contribution to this field. This conference invites papers on the wide range of topics of interest in Digital Library to the National and International Community.

8 September 2014 to 12 September 2014
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iPres 2014

The 11th annual iPres conference on digital preservation will be held from 6 to 10 October 2014 at the State Library of Victoria, Melbourne.

The iPRES 2014 Coordinating Committee invites contributions of papers, posters, demonstrations, tutorials and workshops related to the increasingly broad topic of digital preservation.

The 2014 conference is canvassing contributions along two primary axes – Research and Innovative Practice.

Contributions should address at least one of the following topics:


  • intelligent and secure storage
  • scalability
  • complex formats
  • large web data sets
  • software and hardware dependencies
  • system architectures and requirements
  • distributed and cloud-based implementations


  • institutional contexts for preservation
  • personal archiving
  • collaboration
  • collection content profiling

Strategic environment

  • legislative, strategy and policy enablers (eg preservation intent, pre-conditioning)
  • standards
  • local, regional and national approaches

Preservation strategies and workflows

  • migration
  • emulation
  • metadata
  • risk measurement and management
  • preservation planning and actions
  • acquisition and ingest
  • access provision

Specialist content types

  • web
  • GIS
  • digital art
  • primary, scientific, sensor data
  • governmental and medical records
  • technical and scientific processes
  • engineering models and simulation
  • corporate processes and recordkeeping

A digital preservation marketplace

  • products
  • tools
  • services
  • registries
  • understanding authenticity and integrity
  • exploitation of computationally aware data from our digital repositories
  • business models
  • added value
  • benefits
  • exploitation
  • long tail

Theory of digital preservation

  • models
  • empirical testing
  • measuring semantic shift

Case studies and best practice

  • implementations
  • repositories
  • issues and wins

Training and education

  • educational needs
  • curricula
  • innovative offerings

See the Call for Contributions page [] for more information.
Key dates:

  • 1 December 2013 – call for contributions opens
  • 28 March 2014 – all submissions due
  • 20 June 2014 – iPRES 2014 programme released and early bird registrations open
  • 1 September 2014 – early bird registrations close
  • 6 September 2014 – final version of papers due
  • 30 September 2014 – registrations close
  •  6 October 2014 – iPRES conference at State Library of Victoria begins
  • 10 October 2014 – iPRES conference ends


6 October 2014 to 10 October 2014
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DC-2014 International Conference and Annual Meeting of DCMI

Metadata is fundamental in enabling ubiquitous access to cultural and scientific resources through galleries, libraries, archives and museums (GLAM). While fundamental, GLAM traditions in documentation and organization lead to significant differences in both their languages of description and domain practices. And yet, the push is on for "radically open cultural heritage data"* that bridges these differences as well as those across the humanities and the natural sciences. DC-2014 will explore the role of metadata in spanning the archipelago of siloed cultural memory in an emerging context of linked access to data repositories as well as repositories of cultural artifacts.

8 October 2014 to 11 October 2014
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Archives and Cultural Industries 2014

Archives around the world house a tremendous amount of textual, graphic, cartographic, photographic and audiovisual documents that make up the material with which mankind's collective memory has been constructed. Archives have traditionally been responsible for conserving and organising this documentation in order to meet the needs of public administration and facilitate historical research. In addition to this, however, the documentation kept in archives may have other uses, such as the creation of consumer products in the cultural sphere.

The digitisation of collections of documents has allowed the creation of multiple cultural resources accessible through the Internet and other communication networks that can be a focal point of interest to businesses and consumers. We must, therefore, be aware of the potential of this documentation to meet the needs of those agents that generate cultural products and consumer demands among the population.

Hence innovative strategies must be established in both the treatment and organisation of documentation and its dissemination and exploitation, in legal ways that respect intellectual property rights, and which ultimately reassess the role of archives in the Information and Knowledge Society.

11 October 2014 to 15 October 2014
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