Seeking participants for Open-Source Software workshop at iPRES2015

Workshop: Using Open-Source Tools to Fulfill Digital Preservation Requirements
International Conference on Digital Preservation (iPRES)
Friday, November 6, 2015
Chapel Hill, NC, USA

The workshop offers a space to talk about open-source software for digital preservation, and the particular challenges of developing systems and integrating them into local environments and workflows.
Topics will include current efforts and grant-funded initiatives to integrate different open source archival software tools; the development of workflows involving multiple open source tools for digital preservation, forensics, discovery and access; and the identification of gaps which may need filled by these or other tools.

Interested parties should submit a short summary (one page maximum) of a demonstration or case study they would like to present. These contributions will serve as the basis for the tool demonstration and case study portions of the day. The workshop organizers will serve as panelists during the third portion of the day and facilitators for break-out group discussions.

Please send your submissions to: by Friday, October 9.

You can also send any questions to the address above.

Submission will be reviewed to ensure relevance to the themes of the event. If you would like to be considered for the workshop in time to register for iPRES at the early bird rate (before October 1), please make your submission as soon as possible, and we will do our best to review it quickly.

We hope to see you there.


Christine Di Bella

Max Eckard
University of Michigan

Christopher (Cal) Lee
University of North Carolina

Sam Meister
Educopia Institute

Courtney Mumma
Internet Archive

Michael Shallcross
University of Michigan

Bradley Westbrook

Save the Dates – Announcing CurateGear and BitCurator Users Forum

Curate Gear 2016 – Thursday, January 14th, 2016
2nd Annual BitCurator User Forum – Friday, January 15th, 2016

January will once again be a big month in Chapel Hill for those interested in digital curation. On January 14, we’ll be hosting CurateGear 2016: Enabling the Curation of Digital Collections. This will be the fifth year that we’ve run this interactive day-long event focused on digital curation tools and methods. Participants see demonstrations, hear about the latest developments, and discuss application in professional contexts. We don’t yet have the program for 2016, but you can get a sense of the content and format by visiting the agendas from previous years:

On January 15, we’ll be running the second BitCurator Users Forum, hosted by the BitCurator Consortium.

You can see information about last year’s BUF at:

The BCC Program Committee will be developing the agenda for this year.
Stay tuned for further information.

We hope to see you in Chapel Hill in January!