IIPC WAC 2023 Welcome Reception & Networking Event

The IIPC General Assembly (GA) and Web Archiving Conference (WAC) 2023 will be co-organized with the Netherlands Institute for Sound & Vision and KB, National Library of the Netherlands, and will take place at the Netherlands Institute for Sound & Vision in Hilversum, the Netherlands. We look forward to welcoming conference delegates and public event attendees to a welcome reception and networking event in Sound & Vision’s atrium following the public event Building Digital Heritage Together: Dutch And Transnational Perspectives.

This event will feature drinks, small bites, and a chance to network with other attendees and partner organizations.

Partner Organizations:

  • Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR)
  • Dutch Digital Heritage Network (DDHN)
  • Open Preservation Foundation (OPF)

Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR)

The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) is an independent, nonprofit organization whose mission is to forge strategies to enhance research, teaching, and learning environments in collaboration with libraries, cultural institutions, and communities of higher learning. CLIR is also the administrative home for IIPC.

CLIR promotes forward-looking collaborative solutions that transcend disciplinary, institutional, professional, and geographic boundaries in support of the public good. In pursuing its mission, CLIR is committed to building trust, retaining independence, fostering collaboration, cultivating effective leadership, and capitalizing on strategic opportunities.

CLIR has formed collaborative partnerships with libraries, cultural institutions, and associations of higher learning to:

  • catalog, digitize, preserve, and “un-hide” hundreds of valuable rare and special collections across the United States and Canada that otherwise would remain out of sight and inaccessible (our Hidden Collections and Recordings at Risk regranting programs),
  • federate and make freely accessible data about collections related to the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, regardless of where in the world they are held (the Digital Library of the Middle East, created in partnership with Stanford Libraries and numerous partners in the MENA region),
  • train an emerging profession in service to advanced research (postdoctoral fellows funded by the Sloan Foundation, the Mellon Foundation, and numerous universities and cultural heritage organizations), and
  • serve those that are invested in the success of libraries, archives, and museum in the digital age via the Digital Library Federation (DLF).

Base of Support. CLIR receives program and project funding from private foundations, organizations, and United States governmental agencies. Vital to CLIR’s funding base and credibility are the annual fees that CLIR collects from its sponsors who represent more than 200 institutions, ranging from the nation’s largest research libraries to small liberal arts college libraries and cultural heritage institutions.

Dutch Digital Heritage Network (DDHN)

The Dutch Digital Heritage Network (Netwerk Digitaal Erfgoed) is a partnership in the Netherlands that focuses on developing a system of national facilities and services for improving the visibility, usability, and sustainability of digital heritage. The network is open to all institutions and organisations in the digital heritage field. Together we can make the most of our digital heritage and preserve it for future generations.

The Dutch Digital Heritage Network was established in 2014 on the initiative of the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science. All digital preservation activities in the Netherlands are now concentrated in the Dutch Digital Heritage Network, creating a single national collaboration platform for all institutions that lends more strength to their activities.

National institutions, as strong parties in a wider field of heritage institutions with the same ambitions, take up the common responsibility for building and sustaining this network. These national institutions are: the National Library of the Netherlands, the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision, the Netherlands Cultural Heritage Agency, the Humanities Cluster of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, the National Archive and Het Nieuwe Instituut.

Open Preservation Foundation (OPF)

The OPF was established in 2010 to sustain the outcomes of an EU-funded research and development project called Planets. One of the first organisations of its kind, the Foundation’s goal was to build on the project’s collaborative, practical approach to advancing digital preservation.

In 2014 the OPF changed its name from the Open Planets Foundation to the Open Preservation Foundation to reflect our evolution and relevance within a growing field. The OPF operates as an independent, not-for-profit membership organisation, welcoming digital preservation practitioners from around the world to our open source community.

Today, collaboration and sustainability remain at the heart of what we do. Our small team serves our members and the community by providing practical digital preservation solutions and facilitating best practice that supports enduring access to digital collections.

More info about IIPC WAC 2023 can be found here: https://netpreserve.org/ga2023

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10 May 2023


3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: 10 May 2023
  • Time: 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

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