The National and University Library in Zagreb (NSK) is proud to be the host of  the 2019 International Internet Preservation Consortium General Assembly (GA) and Web Archiving Conference (WAC).

The General Assembly (#iipcGA19) will be held in the Westin Hotel Zagreb,  on 5 June 2019, followed by the Web Archiving Conference (#iipcWAC19) on 6 & 7 June.

The National and University Library in Zagreb is a member of the IIPC since 2008. The NSK, in collaboration with the University of Zagreb University Computing Centre (Srce), developed  a system for capturing and archiving  Croatian web resources  – the Croatian Web Archive (Hrvatski arhiv weba – HAW) in 2004. The Library is developing the Croatian Web Archive (HAW) with the aim of collecting and preserving Croatian cultural and scientific heritage from the web.

It is a privilege  to host the 2019 IIPC GA and WAC in the year that HAW is celebrating its 15th anniversary.

We are looking forward to welcoming you in Zagreb.



Keynote speakers

Harry Verwayen is Executive Director of the Europeana Foundation, the operator of the European platform. Europeana supports museums, galleries and archives in digital transformation by making their digital collections available as widely as possible so that people can find and use them. For work, for learning or just for fun. Their work is guided by creative collaboration, supportive teamwork and the idea that sharing and reusing cultural content can positively transform the world. Prior to this Harry worked at the Amsterdam based think tank  Knowledgeland where he was responsible for business model innovation in the cultural heritage sector. Harry holds a MA in History from Leiden University and has worked over ten years in the Academic Publishing Industry.

Dr. Anat Ben-David is a senior lecturer in the Department of Sociology, Political Science and Communication, and co-founder of the Open Media and Information Lab at the Open University of Israel. Focusing on the intersection between New Media and Science and Technology Studies, Ben-David researches the geopolitics of the web and online platforms.

Ben-David published several articles and book chapters on web history and web archive research, in which she used the archived web to study the histories of national webs of countries in transition, such as Palestine, the former Yugoslavia, Kosovo, and North Korea. Methodologically, Ben-David’s research attempts to develop computational methods and tools for advancing the scholarly use of web archives by social scientists.

Important dates

Call for Papers opens
9 November 2018
Call for Papers closes
13 January 2019
Call for Papers notifications issued
By mid-February 2019
Draft programme published
By mid-March 2019
Early Bird registration opens
8 March 2019
Early Bird registration closes
15 April 2019
Registration closes
24 May 2019
6-7 June 2019