NSK to host 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 (GA) and Web Archiving Conference (WAC). The Conference, papers for which may be submitted until 7 January 2019, 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.
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 objectives 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 coincides with the Croatian Web Archive’s 15th anniversary.
The IIPC General Assembly is intended exclusively for the members of the Consortium and will be held prior to the Conference, on 5 June 2019. It should present reports on the latest web archiving practices, i.e. the methods for collecting, processing, preserving and using this type of archived content, in national libraries and other cultural and research institutions, the presentation of the most recent achievements in the development of web archiving tools, and will address issues regarding legal deposit for online publications, the archiving of social media, etc. It is expected that its participants will also discuss possibilities for the improvements of browsing and searching tools for the purpose of increasing the use of this type of archived cultural and scientific heritage in academic research, as well as the ways of bringing archived online content closer to the patrons of various heritage institutions as well as to the general public.
The programme of the Conference will provide insights 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. Papers may be submitted for the following topics – Starting out in web archiving, Legal issues, Research use of web archives and Maintaining web archive content, operations and tools development. It is expected that over 130 web archiving specialists from around the world will take part in the conference programme through invited lectures, presentations, panel discussions, workshops, tutorials and poster presentations.