iPRES 2011 - 8th International Conference on Preservation of Digital Objects

November 1-4, 2011, Singapore 

The National Library Board, Singapore and the Nanyang Technological University are pleased to host the International Conference on Preservation of Digital Objects (iPRES 2011) in Singapore in November 2011. iPRES 2011 will be the eighth in the series of annual international conferences that bring together researchers and practitioners from around the world to explore the latest trends, innovations, policies and practices in preserving our digital heritage.

Digital Preservation and Curation is evolving from a niche activity to an established practice and research field that involves various disciplines and communities. iPRES 2011 will re-emphasise that preserving our scientific and cultural digital heritage requires integration of activities and research across institutional and disciplinary boundaries to adequately address the challenges in digital preservation. iPRES 2011 will further strengthen the link between digital preservation research and practitioners in memory institutions and scientific research data centres.

iPRES 2011 organisers

iPRES 2011 is jointly organised by 

  • the National Library Board
  • the Wee Kim Wee School of Communications and Information, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

iPRES 2011 Sponsors

iPRES 2011 is made possible through the generous sponsorship from our sponsors.

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Conference Proceedings

Dear Delegates,

We hope you enjoyed yourselves at last year's IPRES and look forward to seeing all of you again as the conference moves to Canada in 2012 :)

Here's the conference proceedings for those of you who have requested for it. It's a little large (16mb), so do allow some time for it to load.

Once again, the organising committee would like to thank all sponsors and attendees for your kind support in making this event a resounding success!

Happy New Year!

the team at IPRES 2011.

Click here to download:
iPRES2011.proceedings.pdf (15.82 MB)

Pictures of the Day: 4th November 2011

Photography: Sebastian Song

Pictures of the Day: 3rd November 2011


Photography: Timothy Pwee

Photography: Sebastian Song



Pictures of the Day: 2nd November 2011

Photography: Sebastian Song

Pictures of the Day: 1st November 2011

Photography: Sebastian Song

Update: Invitation to Welcome Reception Dinner on 1 Nov

Dear Delegates,

The organising committee is pleased to announce that all delegates are invited to our welcome reception dinner on 1st Nov, Tuesday at 5:30pm at The Courtyard, Level 5 at the National Library Building. Do come by to mingle with fellow candidates at this outdoor space overlooking downtown Bugis district.

One more week!

the team at iPRES 2011

Update: Conference Programme and Site Visits

Dear Delegates,

Due to overwhelming response, new signups for the site visits to the National Archives of Singapore and Heritage Centre will now be put on a waitlist, subject to availability.

We're pleased to announce that the latest version of the Conference Programme is up for your reference here.

Update: Student Discounts and Details on Tutorials

Dear delegates,

For student registrants, we are pleased to inform everyone that students will enjoy a 15% discount on all conference fees, upon presentation of valid student identification. This discount is administered for onsite cash payments only.

Elsewhere, the tutorials pages has also been updated with moredetails on Tutorial 1: Preservation Metadata and PREMIS.

Warmest regards,

the team at iPRES 2011

Major Update: Conference Programme & Panel Sessions

Dear Delegates,

We have just uploaded the finalized Conference Programme (pending details on Keynote 2) and it is now embedded as a document for your easy reference. Over at Panel Discussions, we've moved the order of Panel 2 and 3, and also included the details for Panel 3 on "Digital Preservation and Disaster Scenarios".

Counting down to November!

the team at IPRES 2011