Keynote Speaker – Sherry Williams

Abstract: During the iPRES 2022 conference, Tamar Evangelestia-Dougherty called the digital preservation community to deepen our partnerships with community archives and organizations. She asked us to listen to their experiences and to open ourselves to their perspectives and wisdom in preserving cultural heritage resources in digital form while committing ourselves to long-term relationships. In alignment […]

Keynote Speaker – Quinn Dombrowski

Takes All Kinds: Grassroots Digital Preservation in a Crisis and Beyond  Abstract: Digital preservation is like any other kind of preservation: it rarely happens by itself, is crucially dependent on choices made by people, and diverse perspectives and priorities increase the amount of material that will survive. Unfortunately, widespread misperceptions about digital content — including […]

Keynote Speaker – Dr. Ricardo Punzalan

Reciprocity, Reparative Actions, and Decolonial Work  Abstract: Reckoning with the colonial complicity and legacy of institutions requires unpacking the promises and challenges of decolonial work. We must also take care to clarify the context of digital repatriation as reciprocal and reparative action. This talk will explore these issues as they relate to cultural collections, through […]

Ad-Hoc – Session 1

Title: Acronym Soup  Author(s): Jenn Roberts  Description: Flash card game using acronyms common to digital preservation but also software development and archival domains.  This game is in-person only. A virtual version of the game will be played on Friday, September 22 at 9:50 AM CT (Ad-Hoc 6).  Time:11:00 AM – 11:40 AM (CT) Type: Game  […]

Storage and Standards: Shaping Version 4 of the DP Storage Criteria

Presenter(s): Andrea Goethals, Cynthia Wu, Eld Zierau, Sibyl Schaefer, and Nancy McGovern Abstract: The Digital Preservation Storage Criteria (“Criteria”) are designed to provide community guidance for organizations that either use or provide digital preservation storage. Currently on its fourth iteration, the Criteria have been mapped to relevant information security and digital preservation standards such as […]

Digital Preservation Tools for Developing Capacity and Skills

Presenter(s): Sharon McMeekin, Amy Currie, and Jenny Mitcham Abstract: The ability to apply a carefully considered and well implemented approach to continuous improvement of digital preservation capabilities can greatly benefit practitioners when looking to set and achieve objectives. This tutorial aims to provide attendees with the skills and tools to develop and implement a methodology […]


Title: Digital Accessibility, Inclusion and Diversity Digitization of Indigenous Agricultural Knowledge in Shaping Food Security Across the Kenyan Coastal Region Author(s): Maureen Kenga Abstract: According to Gilman (1917), food problem is related to three questions: First, “how to produce the most food with the least cost in time, labor and money,” second, how to swiftly, […]

From Theory to Practice – 3

Title: A Question of Character: How do we automatically recharacterize data at cloud scales? Author(s): Jack O’Sullivan, David Clipsham, Divyesh Soni, Richard Smith and Jonathan Tilbury Abstract: Many preservation actions that we undertake on digital content are driven by the format of the content in question. Format information is often determined at the point of […]

Sustainability – 3

Title: Around for Decades, Gone in a Flash: How we dealt with Flash objects and the National Archives of the Netherlands Author(s): Remco van Veenendaal, Lotte Wijsman, Jacob Takema and Marin Rappard Abstract: In 2020, Adobe announced that they would end support for Adobe Flash Player. Initially, we (the preservation team at the National Archives […]