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