CALL: International Internet Preservation Consortium 2013 General Assembly

Washington, DC  The International Internet Preservation Consortium (IIPC) is seeking proposals for presentations and workshops for the 2013 General Assembly. The deadline for submissions is Feb. 22, 2013.

Each year the IIPC holds a day-long public conference in conjunction with their General Assembly. This year's theme is Scholarly Access to Web Archives: Progress, Requirements, and Challenges, the open meeting will be held Thursday, April 25, 2013 in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Presentations are sought that will contribute to the discussion of the scholarly use of web archives, the ways in which web archives are currently used, how scholars would like to use them, and how to provide scholarly access to web archives. Examples of specific collections that are created for specific scholarly uses, and examples of how broad or domain-wide collections are used in a scholarly context are encouraged.

Proposals to present (no greater than one page) should be sent to Abigail Potter (abpo@loc.gov<mailto:abpo@loc.gov>) by February 22, 2013. This is a tight schedule so no extensions will be offered. The program will be announced March 4, 2013.

Limited, half-day time-slots are also available for workshops or training for specific web archiving tools, concepts, or issues. Past workshops included a legal issues discussion, a hands-on Hadoop training, and a Crowdsourcing exercise. Workshops will be presented on Friday, April 26, 2013 in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Proposals to present a workshop (no greater than 2 pages) should be sent to Abigail Potter (abpo@loc.gov<mailto:abpo@loc.gov>) by February 22, 2013. The program will be announced March 4, 2013. Wireless internet will be available in all workshop rooms. If there are other requirements for a workshop space please include those in the proposal.

2013 is the ten-year anniversary of the IIPC. The IIPC is a membership organization dedicated to improving the tools, standards, and best practices of web archiving while promoting international collaboration and the broad access and use of web archives for research and cultural heritage. For more information about the IIPC visit http://netpreserve.org<http://netpreserve.org/>.

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