Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Conference - Archiving 2013

For anyone dealing with digital archiving, Archiving 2013 will be held in Washington, DC, April 2- 5 , 2013. This conference is being put on by the Society for Imaging Science and Technology in co-operation with The American Institute for Conservation of historic and Artistic Works (AIC) The American Library Association- Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALA-ALCTS) The Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) The Inter-Society Color Council (ISCC) The Museum Computer Network (MCN) The Royal Photographic Society/Imaging Science Group The Society of American Archivists In spite of the fact that this is an IS&T conference, the majority of speakers are from cultural heritage institutions (including academic libraries). Just a few highlights: There are two keynote addresses. The first is A 21st Century Transformation: the Presidential Memorandum on Managing Government Records and Its Implications given by Paul M. Wester, Jr., chief records officer, NARA And the second is The Identification of US POWs and MIAs from the Korean War via the Recovery and Digitization of Deteriorated Acetate X-ray given jointly by the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command and the Chicago Albumen Works. The talks sessions are Digital Preservation I Archiving of Art Film as Storage Medium Interactive Papers Imaging Technology I Imaging Technology II Digital Preservation II Metadata and Access Standards and Guidelines Quality Management Digital Forensics and File Formats Innovative Software, Projects, and Activities New to this conference is Curatecamp, a short "unconference" where the agenda is determined by the participants around the theme, Digitized/Born Digital Together. For more information see Registration forms can be found at Note that the registration rates have been reduced this year.