We appreciate that not everyone could get to Chapel Hill this year, and many participants who are here would like to share their ideas through social media, so we’re amplifying the conference online and invite everyone to get involved, regardless of whether they’re here in person or not!

The general hashtag for the conference is #ipres2015. Please use this on Twitter and Instagram, and any other relevant social media. We’ll monitor for the tag and pull everything into a Storify after the event.

Both of the keynotes will be live streamed and recorded.

We’ve also setup Google Docs for each of the conference sessions (click on list view to see the names), which can be used to take notes and share information.  These can be used at the discretion of the organizers of each program component (workshop, tutorial, or session), and they will not all opt to use them, so stay tuned for any instructions for the events that you’re attending.

Some of our sessions will have additional hashtags. These are sessions that we really want you to provide input to!

1. Tuesday November 3rd – Opening keynote ‘Spotlight: This Year’s Noteworthy Progress and Achievements in Digital Preservation’ (9am – 10am)
“What would you highlight as significant developments or outcomes over the past year?” The facilitator and presenters will use this question as the basis for a brief review of digital preservation highlights for the year. A couple examples to illustrate: PREMIS version 3.0 was announced and the next OAIS Reference Model revision is underway. Other examples from the digital preservation community might point to: project results; revisions of standards, tools, or software released; or indicators of program developments (e.g., policies developed and shared, preservation strategies demonstrated). In addition to examples from the facilitators to get things going, a core of the review will build on themes and examples from attendee contributions and tweets from across the digital preservation community in response to this question – please join in! What would you highlight? Add the hashtag #lastyear to your tweet as well as #ipres2015 so that we pick it up! You can also contribute your ideas and arguments through Tricider (see below).

2. Wednesday November 4th – ‘Preservation Storage Community Discussion’ (10.30 – 12 noon).
Preservation storage is a core component of a sustainable digital preservation program and many organizations are wading through available and emerging options, both locally and beyond. This facilitated community discussion will open with some examples organizational approaches, strategies, and possible services then pose a series of questions to help participants identify and weigh options in relation to requirements, available resources, compliance, and feasibility. Note takers will capture highlights and outcomes from the discussion to share following the session. Please do bring along (and/or tweet) your examples and questions! Hashtags: #ipres2015 #presstore

3. Wednesday November 4th – ‘Policy and Practice Documentation Clinic’ (1pm – 2.30pm).
To demonstrate good practice, digital preservation programs need to develop, accumulate, preserve and make available as appropriate relevant and requisite policies and related documentation – evidence that repositories are addressing the set of emerging and evolving standards and requirements. This informal session will open with an overview of some organizational examples then break into small group to review examples and address questions from participants. Come ready with (and/or tweet) your examples and questions! Hashtags: #ipres2015 #policy

4. Thursday November 5th – ‘ Watch This Space: What’s Happening in the Digital Preservation Community that Might Become Next Year’s Highlights?’ (4pm – 5pm)
“What would you recommend to others in the digital preservation community to watch over the next year?” Paralleling the Spotlight portion of the Opening Session, the facilitator and presenters will suggest their own examples of project, initiatives, and developments to watch over the next year. The session will reference examples from presenters during the week and build on examples provided contributed by attendees and in tweets from across the digital preservation community. Hashtags: #ipres2015 #nextyear. You can also contribute your ideas through Tricider (see below).

We know that not everyone is on Twitter (and that not everyone wants to be!). So if you don’t want to tweet but you do want to contribute to the online discussions around the Tuesday and Thursday sessions mentioned above, you can do so use Tricider [Spotlight and Watch This Space], which is a system for “brainstorming.” You can post a new idea, post an argument related to an existing idea or vote for an existing idea. If you create an account, there are some addition features, such as being able to edit posts, but we’ve set it up so that you can contribute without having to create an account. So just click and share your ideas!