Lizzy Jongma announced as DPASSH 2017 Keynote Speaker
It is with great pleasure that we can announce Lizzy Jongma as the keynote speaker for DPASSH 2017. Lizzy has a wealth of experience working with cultural heritage data and will no doubt provide a unique and insightful perspective on the challenges and opportunities of long-term digital preservation.
Lizzy studied History at the University of Nijmegen (Netherlands) and specialized in digitization, automation of structured metadata, innovation in collection presentations and digital research. She currently works as Senior ICT project manager for the Dutch Network for War Resources WWII.
As ICT project manager she bridges the worlds of collections, research, and ICT innovations. The Network of Dutch War Resources is a national network of heritage Institutions with WWII related collections. The goal of the network is to develop digital services, products and strategies to link collections and make the resources of 200+ institutions digitally available, interoperable and (re-)usable.
Before the launch of the Network (June 2016) Lizzy worked at the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam as Data Manager in the Research Services Department (2011-2016). She worked on digitally opening up the collections of the Rijksmuseum resulting in the Rijksmuseum API, Public Domain collection and Rijksstudio. She also worked on digitzation of conservation research and the development of digital Annotation tools.
Lizzy is a member of the Europeana Member Council and as Linked Open Data advocate she frequently speaks about the importance of Being Open (and structured).
Short Paper and Expert Panel CFP (released 16 December 2016)
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.
If you have any queries please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
DAH Scholarships Available for DPASSH 2017
The Digital Repository of Ireland, in collaboration with the Digital Arts and Humanities (DAH) PhD Programme, is offering scholarships to attend the Digital Preservation for the Arts, Social Science, and Humanities (DPASSH) conference, which will take place 14-15 June 2017 at the University of Sussex, Brighton.
DPASSH 2017 is co-hosted by Sussex Humanities Lab and Digital Repository of Ireland and the theme is ‘Preserving Abundance: The Challenge of Saving Everything’. This theme 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. 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?
There are scholarships available to attend this conference. Priority will be given to current DAH PhD students (although applications will be considered from others), and to those who are submitting an abstract to the conference. The scholarship will include the conference registration fee and will cover reasonable, vouched travel and accommodation expenses. To apply, submit a paragraph outlining how this conference will benefit you in your research (maximum 300 words).
Please send your paragraph and a short cover letter including your name, institution of study, year of study, title of research project and contact details in an email to this address: email@example.com. The scholarship applications will remain open until March 2017.
We may also request a reference from your academic supervisor.