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Digital Preservation 2013

July 23-25
Alexandria, VA


July 23-24, 2013

July 25, 2013

Venue: Westin Alexandria
400 Courthouse Square
Alexandria, VA 22314

Digital Preservation 2013 is the annual meeting of the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program and the National Digital Stewardship Alliance. DP 2013 brings together the brightest minds exploring solutions to the challenges of stewarding digital content over the long-term.

Twitter hashtag: #digpres13


Day 1, Tuesday, July 23, 2013

1:00 pm Welcoming Remarks
  Hilary Mason,
  Sarah Werner, Folger Shakespeare Library (PDF 6.7MB)
2:45 pm Break: poster session preview
3:15 pm Announcing the 2014 National Digital Stewardship Agenda
Micah Altman, MIT (PDF 176KB)
3:20 pm "Creative Approaches to Content Preservation" Panel:
Anne Wootton, Pop-Up Archive (PDF 1.5MB) Travis May, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis (PDF 836KB) Jason Scott, Archive Team
Cal Lee, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (PDF 4.7MB)
4:20 pm Lightning Talks
  • "ARTstor Shared Shelf Preservation Plan Based on the NDSA Levels of Digital Preservation" - William Ying, ARTStor (PDF 197KB)
  • "Content Working Group Case Studies" - Abbie Grotke, Library of Congress (PDF 2.9MB)
  • "Realities of Digital Preservation: What are the concerns and the Practice?" - Kim Schroeder, Wayne State University (PDF 628KB)
  • "The Importance of Being Developers" - David Brunton, Library of Congress
  • "International Internet Preservation Consortium: Update" - Cathy Hartman, University of North Texas (PDF 886KB)
  • "The Library of Congress National Recording Preservation Plan" - Patrick Loughney, Library of Congress (PDF 392KB)
  • "Your VO 'lab' results are in: What NDSA members think of the NDSA" - Christina Drummond, University of North Texas (PDF 2.3MB)
  • "The Activists' Guide to Archiving Video" - Yvonne Ng, WITNESS (PDF 419KB)
5:20 pm Adjourn
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm Reception, Poster and Demo Session sponsored by the Digital Preservation Network

Day 2, Wednesday, July 24, 2013

8:30 am Breakfast
9:00 am Welcome / Introduction to the Day
  Lisa Green, Common Crawl (PDF 1.2MB)
  Emily Gore, Digital Public Library of America (PDF 17MB)
10:00 am "Green Bytes:  Sustainable Approaches to Digital Stewardship"

Joshua Sternfeld, NEH (moderator)
David Rosenthal, Stanford University (PDF 556KB)
Kris Carpenter, Internet Archive (PDF 5.3MB)
Krishna Kant, George Mason University and the National Science Foundation (PDF 2.5MB)

11:00 am Break: workshop previews
11:30 am Workshops and Sessions
  Tools of the Trade: The Library of Congress Perspective
World Digital Library, Sandra Bostian, Library of Congress (PDF 2.2MB)
National Jukebox, Sam Brylawski, consultant (PDF 800kB), Andrew Weber, Law Library of Congress (PDF 900kB)
  Digital Curation Education and Curriculum
National Digital Stewardship Residency Program - Kris Nelson, Library of Congress; Bob Horton, IMLS; Andrea Goethals, Harvard University; Jefferson Bailey, Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO) (PDF 1.5MB)
Closing the Digital Curation Gaps: Getting Started Guide - Helen Tibbo, UNC at Chapel Hill (PDF 1.3MB)
  Digital Preservation Tools
An Open Source Solution for Scholarly Access and Preservation of Digital Media Material - Karen Cariani, WGBH
DSpace and Fedora Commons: A Comparison of Projects - Wayne State Univ. Students (PDF 4.2MB)
  Putting the NDSA Levels of Digital Preservation to Work for your Organization
Megan Phillips, NARA; Trevor Owens, Library of Congress (PDF 164 kB)
  Managing Software Projects
Kate Zwaard, Library of Congress
  Birds of a Feather
12:30 pm Lunch / Presentation of the 2013 NDSA Innovation Awards
1:30 pm Short break to transition to workshops
1:45 pm Workshops and Sessions
  Web Archiving
WARCreate and WAIL: WARC, Wayback and Heritrix Made Easy - Mat Kelly, Old Dominion University
DuraCloud and Archive-It Integration: Preserving Web Collections  - Carissa Smith, Duracloud (PDF 445 kB)
  Digital Preservation Services
The Digital Preservation Network: Architecture and Services- David Minor, UCSD (PDF 1MB)
Integrating Repositories for Research Data Sharing - Stephen Abrams, UCC (PDF 3.7MB)
  Graduate Curriculum in Digital Preservation
Presenters: Jane Zhang, Catholic University; Anthony Cocciolo, Pratt Institute Mark Matienzo, Yale Univ.; Jefferson Bailiey, Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO)
  Digital Stewardship Tools from the Library of Congress
eDeposit and Delivery Management at the Library of Congress -Anupama Rai and Laura Graham, Library of Congress (PDF 711kB)
National Digital Newspaper Program -David Brunton, Library of Congress (PDF 9kB)
Using Viewshare to Create and Share Interfaces to Collections  - Camille Salas, Library of Congress (PDF 1.6MB)
  "Project Pitching" (sign up required prior to session at registration desk)
Funding Agencies: Institute of Museum and Library Services
National Historical Publications and Records Commission
National Endowment for the Humanities
  ICONC Project: NDSA Focus Group
All Digital Preservation 2013 attendees are invited to participate in this focus group on digital stewardship and the NDSA. Note: this session will be capped at 30 attendees. Arrive early to be sure you can provide your feedback.
2:45 pm Break: NDSA New and Prospective Member Q&A
3:15 pm "Innovative Approaches to Digital Stewardship" Panel:
Aaron Straup Cope, Cooper-Hewitt Museum Labs (PDF 24.3MB)
Rodrigo Davies, MIT Center for Civic Media (PDF 4.3MB)
Amy Robinson, EyeWire
4:15 pm Closing Panel
5:00 pm Wrap-up / Adjourn

Day 3, Thursday, July 25, 2013

CURATEcamp Exhibition: Exploring Online Exhibitions in the Digital Age
When we organize, contextualize and display items we call them exhibitions. As cultural heritage organizations increasingly make both digitized and born-digital materials available, we find a range of opportunities for exhibiting them. Thinking broadly about the idea of exhibition, everything from faceted browsing and visualizations to linear and non-liner modes of presenting materials, is part of the interpretive framework through which users make sense of collection materials. This CURATEcamp unconference offers an opportunity for curators, archivists, librarians, scholars, software developers, computer engineers, and others to share, demonstrate and refine ideas about exhibition in the digital age.

For more information about CURATEcamp, visit:

9:00 am Registration, Breakfast and Building the Agenda
10:00 am Working sessions
11:00 am Working sessions
Noon - 1:30 pm Lunch on your own
1:30 pm - 2:00 pm Lightning Talks
2:00 pm Working sessions
3:00 - 4:00 pm Working sessions and Wrap- up


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