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Personal Digital Archiving 2018 #pda18
April 23-25 2018 in Houston, TX
Hosted by the University of Houston Libraries
PDA is the only conference focused on the personal digital archive, including projects and presentations from both individuals and organizations. Personal Digital Archiving 2018 invites proposals on a variety of relevant topics, including:
- Examples of successful projects or learning experiences related to personal digital archives
- Why personal digital archives matter to individuals, communities, and organizations
- Distinctions between personal information management and the archive
- Key threats to personal digital archives, including cost, disaster, technology change, and social threats
- Applying selection criteria or other management tools for personal digital archives
- The digital archive during a person’s life and after death
- Management tools and techniques for personal digital archives
PDA is a 2-day, single-track conference featuring shorter sessions and panel discussion, followed by a day of in-depth workshops and events. Early registration (opening soon) will be just $60 for students / $90 for non-students. More information about the conference will be posted at the event website as it becomes available.
CALL FOR PROPOSALS
Deadline for submission of proposals: December 22, 2017
Notification of acceptance: Mid-January 2018
For PDA 2018, we seek to create a balanced mix of personal information management and personal digital archiving, in addition to a showcase for exciting and innovative projects and programs. We strongly encourage proposals from a wide-range of people and organizations. These may include but are not limited to: community organizations focused on gathering oral histories or other local collections, academia, graduate students of all levels in all related disciplines, those preserving familial material, activist groups, hobbyists, tool developers, and information professionals such as archivists, librarians, and curators. For proposals focusing on sharing practice, please note that we are not seeking “perfect” archiving solutions and strongly encourage proposals discussing “good enough” preservation and challenges or roadblocks to archiving this content.