This upcoming conference on maintaining digital collections still has some seats left, so register today. 

Persistence of Memory:
Sustaining Digital Collections 
December 9-10, 2008
Chicago, Illinois

Co-sponsored by 
American Library Association 
Center for Research Libraries 
Society of American Archivists

What is Persistence of Memory? This conference, taught by a faculty of national experts, addresses the question of digital longevity. Institutions are rapidly acquiring collections of digitized and born-digital resources. Without intervention, these materials will not survive even a single human career. This two-day conference will highlight evolving best practices for digital preservation to help you with the life-cycle management of your institution’s collections. 

Who should attend? Librarians, archivists, museum professionals, information technology specialists, chief information officers, and administrators responsible for managing and preserving digital resources. 

Conference topics include:

  • Preservation in the Age of Google
  • Digital Collections that Persist
  • Electronic Collections and the Law
  • Trusted Digital Repositories
  • Preserving Audio
  • Preserving Video
  • Preserving Digital Art
  • Building a Successful Digital Preservation Program
  • Creating and Sustaining External Partnerships
  • Values and Business Models for Preservation
  • Technology and the Global Village

 Conference faculty include: 

  • Paul Conway, University of Michigan
  • Robin L. Dale, University of California, Santa Cruz
  • Andy Kolovos, Vermont Folklife Center
  • David Liroff, Corporation for Public Broadcasting
  • Bernard Reilly, Center for Research Libraries
  • Richard Rinehart, UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
  • Shelby Sanett, Pratt Institute School of Information and Library Science
  • Katherine Skinner, Emory University
  • Sarah Stauderman, Smithsonian Institution Archives
  • Simon Tanner, King’s College London
  • Ken Withers, The Sedona Conference®

What does the conference cost?  $425   

When is the registration deadline?  Tuesday, November 11, 2008