Meetings play a key role in defining, refining, and advancing the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program’s strategy to build national capacity for digital preservation. This strategy works through three sets of meetings; the Digital Preservation meeting, an annual invitational meeting focused on preservation storage architectures for digital collections, and an ongoing series of topical meetings exploring emergent areas of born-digital content.
Aside from the value these meetings provide to participants from across the nation, each meeting creates results in the creation of a library of resources, slide decks from presentations, video recordings, notes, and in many cases formal reports. This page acts as a point of entry for exploring this library of resulting resources.
Digital Preservation Meetings
The annual Digital Preservation, held each summer in the Washington, DC area, supports shared expertise in digital stewardship through a program that features thought leaders, hands-on workshops, small discussion groups, and expert panels. It provides opportunities to identify key work and developments in digital preservation guidelines, best practices, and standards throughout the commercial content and cultural heritage communities.
- Digital Preservation 2014
- Digital Preservation 2013
- Digital Preservation 2012
- July 2011: First Combined NDIIPP - NDSA digital preservation partners meeting
- July 2010 Partners Meeting
- June 2009 Partners Meeting
- July 2008 Partners Meeting
- June 2007 Partners Meeting
- January 2007 Partners Meeting
- July 2006 Partners Meeting
- January 2006 Partners Meeting
- July 2005 Partners Meeting
- January 2005 Partners Meeting
Designing Storage Architectures Meetings
This meeting, also known as the "Storage Meeting," brings together digital preservation practitioners who manage digital collections, libraries and archives IT professionals who manage infrastructure within their organizations and data storage vendors who develop storage technologies. Through sharing expertise and experiences with managing and preserving digital content among librarians and archivists, data-driven industry organizations, and research organizations, the meeting provides an opportunity to discuss current and future requirements for digital collection management and preservation with technical engineering architects in storage industry companies.
- Designing Storage Architectures for Preservation Collections, September 9-10, 2015, Washington, D.C.
- Designing Storage Architectures for Preservation Collections, September 22-23, 2014, Washington, D.C.
- Designing Storage Architectures for Preservation Collections, September 23-24, 2013, Washington, D.C.
- Designing Storage Architectures for Preservation Collections, September 20-21, 2012, Washington, D.C.
- Designing Storage Architectures for Preservation Collections, September 26-27, 2011, Washington, D.C.
- Designing Storage Architectures for Digital Preservation, September 27-28, 2010, Washington, D.C.
- Designing Storage Architectures for Digital Preservation, September 22-23, 2009, Washington, D.C.
- Designing Storage Architectures for Preservation Collections, September 17-18, 2007, Washington, D.C.
Content Summit Meetings
Since 2009, the Library of Congress and the NDIIPP program have hosted an ongoing series of topical meetings exploring emergent areas of born-digital content. These "Content Summit" meetings bring together Library staff with key representatives and experts from public and private institutions who are leading research projects and other work to address access and preservation of at-risk digital information. The overarching goals of these summits are to develop shared understandings of the long-term value of these forms of digital content and to advise the Library of Congress on next steps the will best support the digital content’s stewardship.
- Archiving Email Symposium, co-hosted by the Library of Congress and National Archives, June 2-3, 2015, Washington, D.C.
- Preserving.exe: Toward a National Strategy for Preserving Software, May 20-21, 2013, Washington, D.C.
- Science at Risk: Toward a National Strategy for Preserving Online Science, June 26-27, 2012, Washington, D.C.
- Digital Geospatial Appraisal Meeting, November 17-18, 2010, Washington, D.C.
- Citizen Journalists and Community News: Archiving for Today and Tomorrow, November 3-4, 2010, Washington, D.C.
- Framing a National Preservation and Access Strategy for Geospatial Data, November 12-13, 2009, Washington, D.C.