CNI is once again serving as a co-sponsor for the important Personal Digital Archiving Conference. Here is the call for participation. As you can see, both the format and the focus of the conference have changed a bit. Hope to see many CNI-announce readers there.
Call for Participation, Personal Digital Archiving 2015
We are pleased to announce that the Personal Digital Archiving Conference 2015 will take place in New York City for the first time! The conference will be hosted by New York University’s Moving Image Archiving and Preservation program April 24 to 26, 2015.
This year’s conference will differ slightly from the Personal Digital Archiving (PDA) Conferences of previous years. We will have two full days of presentations focused on a set of themes and we will set aside a third day for workshops covering useful digital tools.
The conference program committee seeks proposals for:
– 10 to 20 minute presentations
– 5 minute lightning talks
– posters (including demos)
– workshops, particularly emphasizing software tools (taking place on the third day).
The program committee will try to cluster shorter presentations into panels and encourage discussion among the panelists. For the day of workshops, we are seeking hands-on learning focused on useful digital tools. We anticipate four half-day workshops, with two in the morning and two in the afternoon.
Our personal and professional records are now primarily digital, and our lives are geared toward constant sharing of these works, from street protests to baby photos. The complexity of these growing collections in every sphere of our lives cannot be overstated. The Personal Digital Archiving 2015 Conference welcomes a broad community, working to ensure longterm access to these personal collections and archives. We would like to see presentations that show how an individual would approach a personal collection and how a closely tied group (such as a family or a community organization) would approach their shared collection.
The array of physical and digital formats that comprise any collection is ever expanding and shifting. Approaches to managing these collections differ greatly between the broad spectrum of archival best practices and “better than leaving it in the basement” practices.
Personal Digital Archiving 2015 invites proposals on the full range of topics relevant to personal digital archiving. We particularly encourage papers and presentations around community groups, activist groups and their use of digital media, as well as personal/familial collections and homebrewed digital solutions.
Presentations might address challenges, such as:
– Ubiquitous recording devices – such as cell phones — for videos and photos
– Action cameras (such as GoPro)
– Cloud storage
– Social media: Vine, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, blogs etc.
– Open-source, low-cost digital tools
– From an organizational perspective: community outreach and economic models
– Security: issues of access, encryption, reliability and safety
– Archival and library issues associated with collection, appraisal, ingest and description
– Migration of content from obsolete or outdated storage media.
If you wish to submit an abstract for the conference, please fill out the form at http://bit.ly/1t8x3Td .
Submissions should include:
– The title of your presentation
– For 10 to 20 minute presentations, a 300 word abstract
– For lightning talks and posters, a 150 to 300 word abstract
– For workshop proposals, a 150 to 300 word curriculum overview, including approximate number of hours needed, what tools will be taught, and computing infrastructure requirements
– For panel proposals, a 150 to 300 word overview of the topic and suggestions for additional presenters
– A brief biographical sketch or CV (no more than 2 pages)
Presentation, poster, lightning talk and workshop submissions are due Monday, December 8th, 2014, 11:59 pm EST .
For more information on previous PDA conferences, please visit:
Registration, Program, Housing, and other information will be posted in early 2015. For further information, email personaldigitalarchiving [at] gmail.com .
Co-sponsored by NYU’s Moving Image Archiving & Preservation (MIAP)(http://www.nyu.edu/tisch/preservation/ ) program, the NYU
Libraries (http://library.nyu.edu/about/about.html ) and the Coalition for Networked Information (https://www.cni.org/ ).