Preserving Abundance: The Challenge of Saving Everything
The collaboration between SHL and DRI focuses on two major challenges for long-term digital preservation: maintaining access to the form and functionality of digital objects, and managing, filtering, interpreting, and critically engaging with these petabytes of information, now and in the future. While developments in long-term digital preservation enable ongoing access, the question of how these developments impact the way we interact with, use, reuse, investigate, and interpret our heritage, remains. What, for example, are the cultural and scholarly repercussions of saving “everything”? DPASSH 2017 will, for instance, explore the implications of asking disciplines that evolved in a world of scarcity, to engage with an expanding abundance of historical records.
As such, DPASSH 2017 will focus on both the technical, cultural, and societal challenges of digital preservation and the impact on research when (and if) everything is saved. It asks: now that the human record is digital, what methods, approaches, tools, or skills will researchers, and society, require to understand these colossal datasets?
Submissions are particularly sought from researchers, practitioners, and scholars in the fields of digital history, digital humanities, digital materiality, digital performance, digital arts and music, cultural heritage and research institutions, as well as libraries, archives and industry. We also invite submissions for papers that critically reflect on any area relating to digital preservation in the humanities and social sciences, arts, and cultural heritage domains.
Conference themes include but are not limited to: Preserving digital humanities research; Capturing and archiving artistic performance; Methods and tools for computational humanities and/or digital history; Preservation metadata as research objects; Linking research data and ‘publication’; Stakeholder engagement and community approaches to preservation; Advocacy and national approaches to sustainability and open access; Aesthetics of preservation and content curation; Preservation and Trust; Technical challenges posed by datasets in arts/humanities/social sciences; Preservation and discovery infrastructures, software and tools.
Long abstract submissions are now closed. We are happy to announce that we are now opening an additional call for submissions for DPASSH 2017 for short papers and expert panels. The deadline for both submissions is Sunday 15th January 2017 (midnight GMT).
Accepted short papers will present for 10-12 minutes on topics relevant to the conference call and theme. It is envisaged that short papers will report on research that is still in progress. Applicants should submit a short paper abstract (maximum 500 words) via our
online submission system.
Submissions for panels should consist of maximum of 4 people, and the panel will typically last for 45 minutes. Applicants should submit a brief bio of each panel member and a theme/provocation for the proposed panel discussion (maximum 500 words). Submissions must be made through our
online submission system.
Authors must follow submission instructions and guidelines
- Open the ‘Make Submission’ link in a new tab and fill out the submission form. This allows you to fill in your identifying details, input an abstract and generates a submission ID which will appear on screen after you have filled out and submitted the form. This submission ID will also be emailed to the address you provide on the form, and you will be prompted to create a password.
- If you would like to upload your abstract / panel theme as a separate document rather than writing directly into the ‘Abstract’ pane in the submission form, return to ‘OpenConfHome’ and click on ‘upload file’. Accepted formats include Microsoft Word, Plain Text and PDF. You will need the Submission ID and password created in Step One to complete upload.
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