APA International Conference on Digital Preservation and Development of Trusted Digital Repositories


 Registration is open

The Centre of Excellence for Digital Preservation, C-DAC, India and Alliance for Permanent Access (APA), are pleased to announce the APA International Conference on Digital Preservation and Development of Trusted Digital Repositories to be held at New Delhi, India, during 5-6 February 2014.

Call for papers closed on 25 October and attendees’ registration is now open.  There will be an early bird registration fee discount so please ensure you book early to secure your place as we expect this conference will be very well attended.

For online registration click here 

There will be confirmed speakers, representing both the Indian and UK governments and large institutions like CERN in Switzerland and STFC in the UK as well as large commercial organisations like ORACLE.


Conference Website

Submitted research papers, case study papers and position papers were based on the following thematic areas:

Thematic Areas

  • Digital preservation in various domains such as e-government, scientific and research data, geospatial information, electronic health records, audio and video, media archives, government and cultural archives, corporate data archives, etc.
  • Domain specific adaptation of Open Archival Information System (OAIS) Reference Model
  • Digital disasters and recovery
  • Digital forensic for authenticity of information
  • Technological infrastructure development for trusted digital repositories
  • Trusted digital repositories in cloud
  • Digital preservation for legal compliances
  • The challenges and techniques for maintaining trust in electronic records over long period
  • Integrating e-record management with e-government
  • Approaches for long term sustainability of digital repositories
  • Data mining and repurposing of digital information stored in digital repositories
  • Long term storage solutions with techniques for optimization and efficacy
  • Preparing for audit and certification of digital repositories
  • Design of domain specific digital preservation policy framework
  • Curriculum design for digital preservation

Types of papers
Case studies & work in progress (6 to 8 pages)
Full research papers (max 10 pages)
Position papers (4 to 6 pages)

For submissions to the working conference, the authors used the LNCS templates and style files available here.

All papers had to be in the specified conference publication format and sent as both pdf and MS Word files to dinesh@cdac.in and director@alliancepermanentaccess.org by 25 October 2013.

Important Dates

Last date of paper submission:  25 October 2013

Acceptance notification: 05 November 2013

Conference:   5-6 February 2014

General Conference Chairs
Dr. Dinesh Katre, Associate Director & HOD, C-DAC, Pune, India
Dr. David Giaretta, Director, Alliance for Permanent Access (APA)

Advisory Committee
Dr. Luciana Duranti, Director, InterPARES, University of British Columbia, Canada
Prof. John Wood, Secretary General, Association of Commonwealth Universities, UK
Dr. Juan Bicarregui, Head of Data Services Division, Scientific Computing Department, STFC – Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, UK
Monica Marinucci, Director for Research, Oracle (Europe, Middle East and Africa)
S. A. Kumar, Director, R & D in IT Division, Department of Electronics & Information Technology, Government of India
Renu Budhiraja, Scientist G, National e-Governance Action Plan (NeGP), DeitY, New Delhi, India
Dr. Gautam Bose, Deputy Director General, National Informatics Centre, New Delhi, India
Dr. Mukul Sinha, Managing Director, Expert Software Consultants Pvt. Ltd, Noida, India
Bill LeFurgy, Digital Initiatives Manager, National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program at the Library of Congress, USA
Dr. Reagan W. Moore, School of Information and Library Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
Prof. Matthias Hemmje, Fern Universität Hagen, Germany
Dr. Jussi Nuorteva, Director General, The National Archives of Finland

Programme Committee
Carlo Meghini,  Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche- Institute of Information Science and Technologies, Italy
Dr. Anne Thurston OBE, Director, International Records Management Trust, UK
Dr. Peter Doorn, Data Archiving and Networking Services (DANS), Netherlands
Abhishek Jee, Director, e-Governance and Green IT, NASSCOM, Bangalore
Vakul Sharma, Cyber Law Expert & Advocate, New Delhi, Supreme Court, India
Dr. Ramesh Gaur, Head-Librarian, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India
Prof. Makhlouf Shabou Basma, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Dr. Usha Mujoo Munshi, Librarian, Indian Institute of Public Administration, New Delhi, India
Richard Rinehart, Digital Media Director, Bucknell University, USA
Dr. Sanjeev Kumar, Deputy Director, National Resource Centre, NIFT, New Delhi, India
Pratapanand Jha, Director, Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts (IGNCA), New Delhi, India
R. Venkata Kesavan, DGM & Head Times Archives & Knowledge Centre, The Times Group, India
Dr Jeremy Leighton John, Curator of eMSS, The British Library, London, UK
Barbara Sierman, Digital Preservation Manager, National Library of Netherlands
Jason R. Baron, College of Information Studies, University of Maryland, USA
Dr. Christopher Lee, School of Information and Library Science, University of North Carolina, USA
T. Hussain, Assistant Director, National Archives of India, New Delhi, India

As a joint conference, this is a great opportunity for the digital preservation community in Europe and the US to engage with the Indian digital preservation groups and exchanging knowledge and ideas that will benefit all parties.  The APA is heavily involved in broadening its membership internationally and we have been actively engaging with the Indian community – C-DAC is an APA member – and developing our relationship with government and commercial organisations.


We look forward to welcoming you to New Delhi in February 2014.


Dr David Giaretta                                          Dr Dinesh Katre

Director                                                                Associate Director & HOD

Alliance for Permanent Access                         C-DAC, Pune, India

www.alliancepermanentaccess.org                  http://www.cdac.in/



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