Conference Proceedings


From October 1-5, 2012, the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Information was pleased to host the ninth annual iPRES Conference.  Previous conferences were held in Beijing (2004, 2007), Göttingen (2005), Ithaca, NY (2006), London (2008), San Francisco (2009), Vienna (2010), and Singapore (2011).  The next conferences were planned for Lisbon (2013), Melbourne (2014), and Chapel Hill (2015).

The Organizing Committee was pleased to note that the event continued to garner significant interest, with well over 100 submissions received from 25 countries around the world.  Most proposals came from the United States and the United Kingdom, but Portugal, Austria, Germany, Canada and the Netherlands were significant sources of proposals as well.  Four workshops and five tutorial sessions were approved, as well as 42 papers and two panel presentations delivered during 16 sessions.

Please feel free to view the full Conference Proceedings.


Join us for iPRES 2012 - Preserving for the Future

The ninth annual iPres conference on digital preservation will be hosted by the University of Toronto iSchool (Faculty of Information) in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. 

The conference will take place from October 1-5 at the University of Toronto’s Chestnut Convention Centre located at 89 Chestnut Street, in the heart of Toronto’s downtown.

iPres 2012 Tentative Schedule

Please note that this is subject to change until the program has been finalized.

  • October 1:  Workshops
  • October 2: Workshops, Tutorials
  • October 3-4: Main conference: papers, posters, etc.
  • October 5: Conference papers, Tutorials

We look forward to seeing you in October!


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You can use your mobile device at iPres2012 to track Schedules, Events and Speakers.  From your mobile device browse to or scan the QR Code below;

Travel & Accommodation

The Conference Venue is the University of Toronto Chestnut Conference Centre, View Google Map

Here's how to get to our conference venue, the University of Toronto Chestnut Conference Centre, from Toronto's major points of ingress.

Arriving by air

Toronto Pearson International Airport

As Toronto’s major airport, Toronto Pearson Airport offers numerous options for getting to downtown Toronto, detailed at The most direct would be by airport express bus service that travels to several downtown hotels including the Conference site 

Registration & Fees

Please create an account on our website first and then register for the Conference.

Conference Fees

Session Types Early bird After Sept. 1 On site
Full conference (includes conference, workshops & tutorials) CA$600.00 CA$650.00 CA$750.00
Conference only (workshops & tutorials NOT included) CA$450.00 CA$525.00 CA$650.00
Workshops only (Conference & tutorials NOT included) CA$150.00 CA$200.00 CA$250.00
Half-day tutorial only (Conference & workshops NOT included) CA$75.00 CA$100.00 CA$200.00


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