The British Library hosted this year's International Conference on Preservation of Digital Objects (iPRES 2008) at its Conference Centre in St Pancras, London, on 29-30 September 2008.
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iPRES 2008 was the fifth in the series of annual international conferences which bring together researchers and practitioners from around the world to explore the latest trends, innovations, thinking, and practice in digital preservation.
Preserving our scientific, cultural and social digital heritage draws together activity across diverse disciplines. It transcends international boundaries and incorporates the needs of disparate communities.
Realising digital preservation activity will increasingly require integration of thinking and activity across these boundaries to address the unique challenges associated with digital content.
The theme of iPRES 2008 was 'Joined Up and Working: Tools and Methods for Digital Preservation'.
Sessions addressed three core topics:
- Practical preservation work
- Policy and costs
- Theory and conceptual frameworks
Dame Lynne Brindley, CEO of the British Library, will open the conference.