November 18-20, 2013

Aligning National Approaches to Digital Preservation: An Action Assembly Biblioteca de Catalunya (National Library of Catalonia)

Luciana Duranti delivers panel discussion with Community Alignment Panel.

ANADP II differs in intent and structure from other digital preservation conferences and meetings. Its primary purpose is not to encourage information sharing, but rather to foster and support sustained global networks of influence and action.

The Action Assembly includes four main components: Panel Discussions that intentionally engage the audience in conversation; Action Sessions in which community-based work will result in concrete outcomes; Presentations about the opportunities and challenges in cross-national digital preservation funding support; and Patio Perspectives Sessions in which attendees can identify and develop new alignment projects for future work in the ANADP community.

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October 28 - Novermber 1, 2013

Luciana Duranti and Adam Jansen win Best Paper Award

Luciana Duranti and Adam Jansen won the Best Paper Award for the Preservation Track at the Digital Heritage 2013 Congress, held in Marseille on 28 Oct.-1 Nov. 2013, for their paper entitled ”Records in the Cloud: Authenticity and Jurisdiction,” and published in Proceedings of the 2013 Digital Heritage International Congress, Marseille, France, 28 October-1 November 2013. Vol. 2 (IEEE, 2013), pp. 161-164.

Digital Heritage: International Congress 2013 (Marseille, France)

Luciana Duranti and Adam Jansen present Records in the Cloud: Authenticity and Jurisdiction.

Welcome to the DigitalHeritage2013 Program. We have an exciting lineup, spanning talks on the latest research and theory in heritage, to a rich array of panels, tutorials, & workshops, as well as corporate demos and a cutting-edge exhibition. This unique first ever Int'l Congress covers heritage in all its forms, with talks grouped in 6 thematic Tracks. Alongside there are topical Special Sessions led by our many federating events, from CAA to Arqueologica, and Space2Place to ICOMOS ICIP, UNESCO's Memory of the World and Museums & Tech. You can also choose from intimate Workshops, Panels and Tutorials on subjects spanning 3D digitization to policies for digital libraries, and serious games to the latest on tools like Meshlab.

With 350 presentations (some 100 full papers, 130 short and special session papers, 90 posters, 20 panels, tutorials and workshops, and 37 exhibitions), the schedule is very full. We have tried to avoid placing similar topics simultaneously but with this many superb presentations, you undoubtedly will not be able to see everything you want to! Plan accordingly and please note travel times between buildings in scheduling your days. Ample ’down time’ for interaction with colleagues has been scheduled through cultural tours on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons and with a Gala Dinner on Thursday evening.

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October 23, 2013

Luciana Duranti to deliver Keynote speech in Valencia

Time: 17:30 - 18:30.

Historical documentary memory in the cloud: An oxymoron or the inescapable future?. La memoria histórica documental en la nube: Un oxímoron o el futuro inevitable?

October 17-18, 2013

MAS students win best poster at International Conference on Cloud Security Management!

Congratulations to Weimei Pan, Georgia Barloura, and Joy Rowe who won the best poster competition at ICCSM 2013 in Seattle, WA, October 17-18, 2013 for their poster "Records in the Cloud - Profile of Cloud Computing Users". Corinne Rogers (PhD) and Valerie Leveille (MAS and MLIS) also presented their paper and poster (written with Dan Gillean, MAS), entitled "A metadata framework for cloud service providers".

October 17-18, 2013

Luciana Duranti a keynote speaker at International Conference on Cloud Security Management (ICCSM 2013)

Luciana Duranti was a featured keynote speaker at the International Conference on Cloud Security Management, held in Seattle WA October 17-18, 2013. She joined luminaries in the field of cloud security management, including Howard Schmidt, past cyber-security coordinator of the Obama administration and renowned expert on cyber security, and Jim Reavis, co-founder and Executive Director of the Cloud Security Alliance.

Presentation: ICCSM_2013-Duranti

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June 6, 2013

InterPARES Trust Project featured on CBC and UBC News

Master of Archival Studies (Dual) student Valerie Léveillé was interviewed on CBC's La Première Chaîne regarding the InterPARES Project.
You can listen to the interview here.

June 4, 2013

Article: Think twice about your data - InterPARES Trust Project

The InterPARES Project has drawn significant attention lately after a recently announced $2.5 Million Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Partnership Grant that will take the project into its fourth stage: "Trust and Digital Records in an Increasingly Networked Society." The project, headed by MAS program chair Luciana Duranti, is featured in a UBC News article this week, entitled "Think Twice About Your Data."

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SLAIS Faculty Receives a SSHRC Partnership Grant for InterPARES Trust

The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada has awarded to Professor Luciana Duranti a 5-year Partnership Grant of more than 2.5 million. The research project, entitled "Trust and Digital Records in an Increasingly Networked Society," is the fourth phase of the InterPARES Project, and will be called InterPARES Trust. Along with support from SSHRC, the project is matched by more than half million by the University of British Columbia and more than 4 million in kind by universities and organizations around the world. Co-applicants from SLAIS are Professors Victoria Lemieux, Giovanni Michetti, and Lisa Nathan, and Adjunct Professors Alexandra Bradley, Lois Evans, and Stuart Rennie. SLAIS partners at UBC are the School of Journalism, the Faculty of Law, the Sauder School of Business, the University Library and Archives, and the Media and Graphics Interdisciplinary Centre.

The goal of the InterPARES Trust research is to generate theoretical and methodological frameworks that will support integrated and consistent local, national and international networks of policies, procedures, regulations, standards and legislation concerning digital records entrusted to the Internet. The focus of this research is on the degree of 'trust' between organizations and clients or client groups regarding their Internet-based records. This research will develop new knowledge on digital records online, such as those on social media and ‘in the cloud’ and on methods for achieving balance between privacy and access, secrecy and transparency, in globally connected networks.

As Dr. Gage Averill, Dean of Arts at UBC remarked, "The more 'distanced' and global our interrelationships have become, the more we require trust in the mechanisms of global communication and exchange, and especially on the issue of how records of our transactions are stored, shared, analyzed and manipulated. This very ambitious Partnership Grant will significantly advance our understanding of how to balance reliability, access, privacy, and integrity of digital records."

Dr. John Hepburn, the UBC Vice President Research, wrote: "I am delighted that SSHRC has awarded a partnership grant to support the important work of Prof. Duranti and her collaborators on security of digital records. This partnership grant will enable the continuation of a long-standing multidisciplinary international collaboration that is helping to create international policies and standards for digital records."

The InterPARES Trust Partnership comprises universities and organizations, national and multinational, public and private, in North America, Latin America, Europe, Africa, Australasia, and Asia. The academic researchers have expertise in archival science, records management, diplomatics, law, information technology, communication and media, e-commerce, health informatics, cybersecurity, information governance and assurance, digital forensics, computer engineering, and information policy. The empirical knowledge for this research comes from the researchers who are members of the professions having the highest stake in the questions being asked, e.g. law and law enforcement, journalism, records management, finances, health, etc. The project will employ each year thirty graduate research assistants to support the work of the co-investigators.

April 8, 2013

Italian Archives Newsletter Reports on InterPARES Trust

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Digital Diplomatics 2013: "What is Diplomatics in the Digital Environment?"

Please, take advantage of this opportunity to widen the diplomatics discourse in an interdisciplinary way and to bring new ideas to the forefront. Consider submitting paper proposals or simply showing up to participate in this conference.

Digital Diplomatics 2013: "What is Diplomatics in the Digital Environment?" - Paris, France 14-16 November 2013

This conference has the goal to further the scholarly reflection on the way in which diplomatics has developed as a result of both the opportunities offered by digital tools and the challenges presented by born digital documents.

You can find the full call for papers with all the necessary information on how to send in your proposal at The submission deadline is March 15, 2013

UNESCO Presentations - Memory of the World Conference on Digitization and Digital Preservation

UNESCO has started to publish online the presentations of the Memory of The World Conference on Digitization and Digital Preservation (26-28 September 2012) at: CLICK HERE

Note that these are not the Proceedings, which will be available as a book online in a couple of weeks.

The videos of the opening day are online at: CLICK HERE

The Vancouver Declaration is online at: CLICK HERE