Thursday 24th March – 9:30-10:45 ET / 14:30-15:45 CET

The Open Preservation Foundation (OPF), the Impact Centre of Competence in Digitisation (IMPACT) and the International Internet Preservation Consortium (IIPC) are delighted to invite you to our first joint Virtual Panel on Preservation of Digitised and Born-Digital Collections: Interconnections, Policies and Workflows on Thursday 24th March at 13:30 UTC (London), 14:30 CET (Brussels) and 09:30 EDT (Washington D.C.).  

The management, curation and preservation of digital collections increasingly includes both digitised and born-digital materials. To what extent are these collections managed by the same internal workflows? How far are digitised and born-digital collections  part of a  joined-up digital strategy? In what ways do experts from the digitisation, web and social media archiving and digital preservation teams work together? Are the available preservation solutions  suitable for both digitised and born-digital materials? In what ways are digitised and born-digital materials made available to digital humanities researchers and the wider public? 

In this 75 minute webinar, experts from OPF, IMPACT and IIPC Member institutions will explore this complex question at three levels. Firstly, organisationally, where do preservation, digitisation, and web and social media archiving ‘fit’ in your organisation? Secondly, which policies cover preservation, digitisation, and web and social media archiving? Thirdly, in what areas do interconnections between digitisation experts and born-digital curators and preservation teams already exist or would be beneficial?

The aim of this session is to create an informal exchange of best practices, between OPF, IMPACT and IIPC Member institutions to explore which interconnections would be valuable both within and between organisations to help ensure the sustainable, long-term preservation and use of digitised and born-digital collections. 


This workshop is intended for colleagues involved in digitisation, preservation or web and social media archiving. Priority registration will be available for OPF, IMPACT and IIPC Member institutions.  From 1st March 2022, registration is open to all.  



Photo: © Gabriel Bermes-Poupeau

Dr. Emmanuelle Bermès is deputy director for services and networks at the National library of France (BnF) since 2014. In the course of her career at the BnF and the Centre Pompidou, Emmanuelle has developed an expertise in digital heritage, her PhD subject. She has been active in several international initiatives: Europeana, W3C, IFLA, the International internet preservation consortium (IIPC), the International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF) consortium and the ai4lam community (artificial intelligence for libraries, archives and museums). Within the BnF, Emmanuelle is involved in the Data Lab, a digital scholarship service for researchers.


Photo: © Sam Lane Photography

Michael Day is Digital Preservation Research Lead at the British Library (United Kingdom). He is a member of the team that is helping to ensure that the Library’s extensive digital collections are preserved and made accessible for future generations. He is particularly interested in promoting a deeper understanding of the Library’s diverse and ever-growing digital collections and in developing the necessary knowledge and tools required to support preservation planning for digital content. Before joining the British Library in 2013, Michael worked for seventeen years as a researcher and research manager at the University of Bath.


Jeffrey van der Hoeven is head of the Digital Preservation department at the National Library of the Netherlands (KB). In this role he is responsible for defining the policies, strategies and organisational implementation of digital preservation at the library, with the goal to keep the digital collections accessible to current users and generations to come. Jeffrey is also director at the Open Preservation Foundation and steering committee member at the IIPC. In previous roles, he has been involved in various national and international preservation projects such as the European projects PLANETS, KEEP, PARSE.insight and APARSEN.

Moderator: Sally Chambers

Photo: Carmen Morlon

Sally Chambers is a qualified library and information professional with over 15 years of professional experience in the UK, the Netherlands, Germany and Belgium. As Digital Humanities Research Coordinator at the Ghent Centre for Digital Humanities, Sally coordinates the CLARIAH: Open Humanities Service Infrastructure. Since late 2020, she divides her time between GhentCDH and the KBR, Royal Library of Belgium, where she coordinates the DATA-KBR-BE project to facilitate data-level access to KBR’s digitised and born-digital collections for digital humanities research. Sally was appointed as the Executive Director of the Impact Centre of Competence in June 2021.

Resources from Presentation 

National library of France (BnF)

British Library (BL)

Other public policies at the British Library:

National Library of the Netherlands (KB)

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24 Mar 2022


1:30 PM - 2:45 PM

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  • Date: 24 Mar 2022
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