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October 8, 2008 -- Dame Lynne Brindley, Chief Executive of the British Library, opened iPRES 2008: The Fifth International Conference on Preservation of Digital Objects (external link) by praising "the depth and breadth of the agenda, the quality and spread of the expertise of the contributors, and the range of the audience." (external link)

Held at the British Library in London, UK, the conference attracted 250 participants from 33 nations. NDIIPP staff and partners played an active role in the meeting.

NDIIPP Director of Program Management Martha Anderson presented a paper entitled Weaving a National Network of Partnerships as part of a panel discussion of national initiatives. She was joined by representatives from three other nations and two international organizations. The session explored how to increase levels of coordination and collaboration across international boundaries.

Bill LeFurgy from NDIIPP, along with project partner Adrienne Muir from Loughborough University, presented a paper on the recently issued International Study on the Impact of Copyright Law on Digital Preservation (PDF, 1.58MB). The paper outlined a series of joint recommendations for legislative and policy reform and considered digital stewardship risks associated with copyright.

Among the NDIIPP partners participating in the conference were Stephen Abrams from the California Digital Library, who presented on JHOVE2; David Minor from the University of California, San Diego, San Diego Supercomputer Center (external link), on Encouraging Cyber-infrastructure Collaboration for Digital Preservation; and Tyler Walters from the Georgia Institute of Technology, on Creating Trust Relationships for Digital Preservation.

Another NDIIPP partner from CDL, Patricia Cruse, informed the conference about iPRES 2009, which will be hosted by CDL in San Francisco.