A Letter to First Time iPRES Conference Goers

A Letter to First Time iPRES Conference Goers By Emily Monks-Leeson (Library and Archives Canada) on behalf of the iPRES First Time Participants Committee Dear first timer, welcome to iPRES! Dear first timer, welcome to iPRES! As members of the First Time Participants committee, we’re so happy to see you here, whether you’re joining us […]

A Sneak Peek into the iPRES 2023 Poster Session

A Sneak Peek into the iPRES 2023 Poster Session iPRES 2023 Poster Committee Setting the Stage! From digital accessibility and inclusivity, innovative digitization methods and archival practices, access to born-digital archives, digital preservation systems and procuring them, embedding preservability in scholarly publications, and more, this year’s iPRES poster session promises to bring together an array […]

Come for the Papers; Stay for the People

Come for the Papers; Stay for the People William Kilbride,Executive Director of the Digital Preservation CoalitionGeneral Chair of iPres 2022 It’s wonderful to be asked back to contribute to the ‘WhyPres?’ blog.  As General Chair in 2022, I am genuinely proud of what we did last year.  I will cheerfully, brazenly and entirely without supporting […]

How to Navigate an International Digital Preservation Conference

How to Navigate an International Digital Preservation Conference  Whether this is your first time or your 19th, here are some hot tips and nifty tricks for a successful week. First day of the conference For the love of Gaia, map out your walk from the hotel and get there (at least) a little early, lest […]

Why We Are iPres-ing

Why We Are iPres-ing Folks from the Library of Congress have engaged with iPres to varying extents over the past decade. Currently, there are four Library of Congress employees on the iPres 2023 Planning Committee, ranging from veteran iPres participant to newcomer. This blog will highlight our experiences with iPres, including reflections on iPres 2022, […]

Welcome to Champaign-Urbana!

Welcome to Champaign-Urbana! As you get ready for iPRES 2023, let us introduce you to the host cities. The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign campus sits in Urbana, and puts the city first in the name, but the surrounding area is more commonly referred to as Champaign-Urbana. We hope that you enjoy your time here as […]

Welcome to iPRES 2023

A special message from iPRES General Co-Chairs From iPRES 2023, we look forward to seeing you in Illinois (or online!) for this year’s iPRES. We begin the year with the first in a series of blog posts from members of the iPRES community.  We’ll be using the iPRES site to share our experiences and observations […]