New Dehli, India, hosts the APA International Conference


APA C-DACC-DAC, the Indian Centre of Excellence for Digital Preservation, and APA, European Alliance for Permanent Access, announce the APA International Conference on Digital Preservation and Development of Trusted Digital Repositories which is being held at Silver Oak Hall, Habitat World, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, India, on 5-6 February 2014.

Call-for-paper deadline was extended until 25 October 2013 and the attendees’ registration is now open, with an early bird registration fee discount.

For online registration click here.

The submitted papers are based on the following 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.

They are case studies & work in progress (6 to 8 pages), full research papers (max 10 pages) and position papers (4 to 6 pages).

apa_logoThere will be speakers representing both the Indian and UK governments and large institutions like CERN from Switzerland and STFC from UK, as well as large commercial organizations such as ORACLE. Keynote speakers will be: Dr. Luciana Duranti, Chair of Archival Studies at the School of Library, Archival and Information Studies of the University of British Columbia (UBC) and Professor of archival theory; Jamie Shiers, IT expert playing a key role in the field of knowledge preservation

Important dates

Last date of paper submission – 25 October 2103

Acceptance notification – 5 November 2013

Conference – 5-6 February 2014

General Conference Chairs

Dr. Dinesh Katre, Associate Director & HOD, C-DAC, Pune, India

Dr. David Giaretta, Director, APA

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.  APA, heavily involved in broadening its membership internationally, has been actively engaging with the Indian community (C-DAC is an APA member) and developing its relationship with government and commercial organisations.

Dr. David Giaretta and Dr. Dinesh Katre  look forward to welcoming you in New Dehli in February 2014!

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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. Registration is open