iPRES is an annual international conference on the Preservation of Digital Objects. Current research and projects are presented by authors of papers that have been selected by a comprehensive review process. The papers tend to focus on technological research and from authors’ experiences in implementing and practicing different preservation strategies. iPRES 2009 marks the sixth year the conference has been happening, and it is taking place October 5-6th at the Mission Bay Conference Center in San Francisco, CA. The California Digital Library is acting as this year’s host and is thus leading the internal conference planning and local preparations.
Last year’s conference was hosted by the British Library and was held in London. Previous to that, iPRES 2007 was organized by the National Science and Technology Library of China and was held in Beijing. More information about previous conferences can be found here.
iPRES 2009 has posted a two-track draft program, which reveals that David Kirsh and a panel from members of the Blue Ribbon Task Force on Sustainable Digital Preservation and Access will give the keynote addresses.
Also of interest to this year’s conference is the string of related events that follow it. These events are taking place in San Francisco as well, and might make for exciting ways for iPRES attendees to tack on a couple of extra days to their stay in the city.