Mailing List Message #114458
From: Cliff Lynch <>
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Subject: Personal Digital Archiving 2018 -- Call for Proposals
Date: Mon, 27 Nov 2017 16:25:00 -0500
I wanted to share this call for proposals with the CNI community.I have
been to almost all of the earlier conferences in the series, and while
they have varied widely in focus, they are invariably interesting and

Clifford Lynch

Save the Date!
Personal Digital Archiving 2018 #pda18
April 23-25 2018 in Houston, TX
Hosted by the University of Houston Libraries
PDA is the only conference focused on the personal digital archive,
including projects and presentations from both individuals and
organizations. Personal Digital Archiving 2018 invites proposals on a
variety of relevant topics, including:
Examples of successful projects or learning experiences related to
personal digital archives
Why personal digital archives matter to individuals, communities,
and organizations
Distinctions between personal information management and the archive
Key threats to personal digital archives, including cost, disaster,
technology change, and social threats
Applying selection criteria or other management tools for personal
digital archives
The digital archive during a person's life and after death
Management tools and techniques for personal digital archives  
PDA is a 2-day, single-track conference featuring shorter sessions and
panel discussion, followed by a day of in-depth workshops and events.
Early registration (opening soon) will be just $60 for students / $90
for non-students. More information about the conference will be posted
at the event website as it becomes available.
Share & invite others on Facebook.
Deadline for submission of proposals: December 22, 2017
Notification of acceptance: Mid-January 2018
For PDA 2018, we seek to create a balanced mix of personal information
management and personal digital archiving, in addition to a showcase
for exciting and innovative projects and programs. We strongly
encourage proposals from a wide-range of people and organizations.
These may include but are not limited to: community organizations
focused on gathering oral histories or other local collections,
academia, graduate students of all levels in all related disciplines,
those preserving familial material, activist groups, hobbyists, tool
developers, and information professionals such as archivists,
librarians, and curators. For proposals focusing on sharing practice,
please note that we are not seeking "perfect" archiving solutions and
strongly encourage proposals discussing "good enough" preservation and
challenges or roadblocks to archiving this content.
Submit your proposal here
Melody Condron, Chair
PDA 2018 Planning Committee
Director, CNI


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