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Conference History

iPRES is a series of conferences on digital preservation. Since 2004, iPRES conferences have been held on three continents.

Broad scope - The iPRES series embraces a variety of topics in digital preservation - from strategy to implementation, and from international and regional initiatives to small organisations. Within this broad topic area, each conference defines a slightly different focus.

Inclusive dialogue - A key element of iPRES conferences is their inclusiveness. Experts from all parts of the world contribute to the organisation, and the programme aims to embrace new perspectives.

Cooperative goals - Alongside a carefully designed official programme, participants have many opportunities for discussion with international colleagues. The iPRES series aims to foster international interaction and collaboration.

The iPRES series
Each iPRES conference has a different focus and convenes different participants. The local host shapes and organises the event with the assistance of a group of international experts, and in light of experiences from previous iPRES conferences.

iPRES expert team
           Max Kaiser (Austrian National Library - ANL, Austria)
           John Kunze (California Digital Library - CDL, USA)
           Reinhard Altenhoener (Deutsche Nationalbibliothek - DNB, Germany)
           Heike Neuroth (G?ttingen State and University Library - SUB, Germany)
           Andreas Rauber (Vienna University of Technology - VUT, Austria)
           Xiaolin Zhang (Chinese Academy of Sciences - CAS, China)
     Former members
           Marcy Rosenkrantz (Cornell University Library - CUL, USA)
           Monika Segbert (electronic Information for Libraries - eIFL, EU)

The iPRES history
An invitation of the Chinese Academy of Science (CAS) and eIFL (Electronic Information for Libraries) in 2003 provided the initial impetus for the iPRES series. Eight European experts in digital preservation contributed to the first iPRES conference in Beijing, July 2004. After the completion of a successful conference in Beijing, the German Research Council (DFG) called for a follow-up event. The second iPRES conference, held in G?ttingen in October 2005, was organized together with the German digital preservation network, Nestor and with funding by the DFG and the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). The third iPRES conference, held in Ithaca, NY in October 2006, was organized by Cornell University.

IPRES2007 - Beijing, China

IPRES2006 - Cornell, USA

IPRES2005 - Gottingen, Germany

IPRES2004 - Beijing, China

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