Co-hosts announce 2013 Digital Archiving Conference at UMD
The Maryland Institute for
Technology in the Humanities at the University of Maryland and
Digital Information Infrastructure Program at the Library of Congress are
pleased to announce that they will serve as co-hosts of the 2013 Personal
Digital Archiving Conference in conjunction with
the University of Maryland
To be held February 21st and 22nd, 2013, PDA provides a
two-day-long opportunity for researchers and practitioners in the field of
personal archiving to convene for presentations and networking. The conference
supports a broad community of practitioners working to ensure long term access
for various personal collections and archives.
“We were thrilled to be
approached by Jeff Ubois and NDIIPP to co-host the 2013 conference. The mix of
academic, commercial, and independent researchers at PDA forms a unique and
engaged community devoted to curating and preserving the rich record of
contemporary life in digital form,” noted Trevor Muñoz, Associate Director of
MITH and Assistant Dean for Digital Humanities Research at the University of
"Everything is lining up for a great conference,”
said Bill LeFurgy, Digital Initiative Projects Manager with NDIIPP. “Interest in
personal digital archiving is growing fast in our culture and we are looking
forward to a stimulating exchange of ideas among different communities.”
Through projects on preserving virtual worlds and born-digital literary
materials as well as the application of digital forensics to cultural heritage
collections, MITH has demonstrated a sustained engagement with digital
preservation and data curation.
NDIIPP is leading a national strategy to
build the capacity for public and private organizations across the United States
to save digital content of current and future value to the nation.
University of Maryland Libraries have committed to a focus on digital
stewardship and e-research with new staff and new initiatives aimed at
complementing the libraries physical collections with new services that help
define the role of a 21st-century land grant university.
Bringing PDA to
the Washington, D.C., area has great potential to expand and enrich the
interactions of conference participants by drawing individual attendees not just
from the strong community that has developed over the past three years but also
from academic community, cultural heritage institutions located in the region.
A call for proposals will be released in late August and submissions will
be accepted until early November 2012. All submissions to Personal Digital
Archiving 2013 will be peer-reviewed by an international program committee.
Registration for PDA 2013 will open in early December.
PDA 2013 will be
held on the University of Maryland campus in College Park on February 21st and
22nd, 2013. For more information, please
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