NDSA calls for volunteers: Digital Preservation 2016

National Digital Stewardship AllianceThe National Digital Stewardship Alliance calls for volunteers from NDSA member organizations to join the Program Committee for Digital Preservation 2016.

Digital Preservation is the NDSA’s major meeting and conference—open to members and non-members alike—focusing on digital stewardship and preservation, data curation, and related issues. This year, it will be held at the historic Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 9-10 November 2016, in conjunction with the 2016 DLF Forum (7-9 November).

Logistical arrangements will be handled by the Digital Library Federation, so that this committee can focus more fully on the program for #digipres16. Duties involve defining the vision for the event, drafting and circulating a CFP, coordinating the review and selection of proposals, crafting and publicizing the schedule, and collaborating with the DLF Forum planning committee to make this first conference partnership a success. We anticipate monthly group calls and regular email exchanges April-October. The Digital Preservation 2016 Program Committee will be chaired by NDSA Coordinating Committee member Dr. Helen Tibbo.

This is an opportunity to help shape a crucial venue for intellectual exchange, community-building, development of best practices, and national-level agenda-setting in the field of digital preservation—as well as to set the tone and direction for future NDSA events. Join us!

Volunteers from NDSA member organizations are asked to respond by Monday, March 28th. Please send an expression of interest to ndsa@diglib.org.