Registration open for 2019 International Internet Preservation Consortium (IIPC) General Assembly and Web Archiving Conference
The National and University Library in Zagreb (NSK) and International Internet Preservation Consortium (IIPC) are jointly organising the 2019 IIPC General Assembly and Web Archiving Conference (WAC). The conference, hosted by the National and University Library in Zagreb, will be held under the theme of Web archiving community: maturing practice together on 6 and 7 June 2019 at The Westin Hotel in Zagreb. Early bird registration will be available until 15 April, while the deadline for all registration is 24 May 2019.
The International Internet Preservation Consortium (IIPC) was established in 2003 on the initiative of the national libraries of Australia, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Iceland, Italy, Norway, Sweden, United Kingdom, and the US Library of Congress and Internet Archive. The Consortium’s members are libraries, archives, museums and other heritage institutions and its objective is to enable the collection, preservation and long-term accessibility of online content, develop and make widely available shared tools, technology and standards for the setting up of a global web archive, and encourage libraries, archives, museums and all other heritage institutions to collect online content.
The National and University Library in Zagreb and its Croatian Web Archive have been members of the Consortium since 2008, so this year’s IIPC General Assembly and Conference coincide with the Croatian Web Archive’s 15th anniversary.
The conference programme will include presentations by two invited speakers – Europeana Foundation Executive Director Harry Verwayen and senior lecturer at The Open University of Israel and one of the founders of its Digital Laboratory Dr Anat Ben-David.
The conference programme, which will consist of six panel discussions, four workshops, 36 presentations and six poster presentations, will provide insight into the latest achievements at the global level in the development of web archiving tools, technologies, standards, and present various examples of good practice in these fields which should contribute to facilitating the use of this type of archived content in analyses and research.