May 16, 2022

Conference Proceedings: 9th International Conference on Preservation of Digital Objects (iPRES 2012)

The iPRES Conference took place at the University of Toronto during October 2012.

You can access the complete proceedings (350 pages; PDF) here.

Of course, not everything discussed at the conference or at any conference for that matter comes from papers and other presentations.

In a series of blog posts that debuted earlier today, bram van der weef, Executive Director of the Open Planets Foundation will discuss some of these other topics and issues.

Today’s post is titled, “Digital Preservation, Learning it by Doing it.”

The concerns voiced at iPRES can be listed as follows: the gap between research and practice is too large; we need to move away from short-term project funding and move towards long-term investments; we start lots of initiatives and most of them do the same: there is too much duplication of effort for such a niche area and there is a lot of waste; we need to align ourselves and work together to achieve enough scale and to make the work more cost-effective. How do we know we are heading in the right direction? How can we measure progress? What are our benchmarks? How well do I perform in comparison with other digital archives and repositories? Et cetera.

Direct to Complete Blog Post

See Also: iPRES 2013 Will Be Held in Lisbon at the Beginning of September.

About Gary Price

Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.