Spreading the word: LIBNOVA at IPRES 2022


LIBNOVA is actively involved in iPRES2022, the 18th International Conference on Digital Preservation.

The 18th International Conference on Digital Preservation, known as iPRES and organised this edition by the Digital Preservation Coalition, will be held in Glasgow from 12th to 16th of September.

LIBNOVA is once again a proud sponsor of the event, but you can also find us at the following activities and presentations:

Online Tutorial: LABDRIVE – A Research Data Management and Digital Preservation Platform

LABDRIVE is a Research Data Management and Digital Preservation platform resulting from the ARCHIVER Project. It allows organizations to capture the research data they produce, helping them to properly manage, preserve and allow access to it, during the whole research data lifecycle.

The purpose of this tutorial is to introduce the main features of LABDRIVE as well as explain how it works through a tutorial (a guided demonstration).

📅 Monday, September 12, 2022

🕤 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM UTC

📍 Online Session (Screened in Room 3 at the Technology and Innovation Centre)

Digital Preservation Awards:

Two projects in which LIBNOVA is involved are finalists in two categories of the Digital Preservation Awards:

  • ARCHIVER – Archiving and Preservation for Research Environments, finalist for the International Council on Archives (ICA) Award for Collaboration and Co-operation. More info.
  • Mahou-San Miguel: Preserving the Legacy of the Leading Spanish Brewery, finalist for The Research Data Alliance (RDA) Award for the Most Outstanding Digital Preservation Initiative in Commerce, Industry, and the Third sector. More info.

📅 Monday, September 12, 2022

🕓 4:00 PM – 17:30 PM UTC

📍 Main Hall A/B/C, The Technology and Innovation Centre, University of Strathclyde, 99 George St, Glasgow G1 1RD

Panel: Lessons Learned During the Implementation of a Digital Preservation Project: Experiences from Europe, USA, and Asia

Before starting a digital preservation project, many things are taken for granted that are discovered during the implementation of the project.

Each implementation of a digital preservation project has its own peculiarities and characteristics, but also many similarities. Generally, preparation processes take much longer than expected, multiple teams within the organization need to be coordinated, and many project details need to be very well planned.

In this panel, representatives of institutions from different GLAM subsectors from different countries (and even continents) will speak from their own experience about the lessons learned during the implementation of their digital preservation project.

📅 Tuesday, September 13, 2022

⏱️ 2:45 PM – 3:30 PM

📍 Online Resilience – Online Session (Screened in Room 3 at the Technology and Innovation Centre)

Panel: ARCHIVER: Sustainable Preservation of Scientific Data

The ARCHIVER project (Archiving and Preservation for Research Environments) has spent over 3 years designing, prototyping and piloting innovative new services for the Long-Term Digital Preservation (LTDP) of scientific datasets. During the project, multiple Data intensive organizations representing several research domains (CERN, DESY, PIC and EMBL-EBI) have worked closely and collaboratively with suppliers (Arkivum and LIBNOVA) on the research and development of new services and solutions for scientific data preservation relevant for the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC).

This panel session will see the ARCHIVER project participants discuss and share the experience and lessons learned during the project. Topics will include: the benefits of a collaborative approach between end-users and commercial suppliers; the challenges that were addressed along the way and the solutions that were created; and what still needs to be done in order to realize the project vision of sustainable digital preservation services for the whole scientific community that address the needs of organizations both large and small. iPRES 2022 comes just two months after the end of the final Pilot phase of the ARCHIVER project, which makes it an ideal time for the ARCHIVER participants to share their insights and experiences with the wider LTDP community.

📅 Wednesday, September 14, 2022

⏱️ 2:45 PM – 3:30 PM UTC

📍 Level 1 Auditorium, The Technology and Innovation Centre, University of StrathClyde, 99 George St, Glasgow G1 1RD

The Great Digital Preservation Bake Off

The Digital Preservation Bake Off Challenge is framed as an open, light-hearted competition in which solution providers, developers and coders can demonstrate their products and tools while allowing participants to observe the process and verify the claims they make.

The Great Digital Preservation Bake Off will be staged in three rounds:

  • The Starter Course includes all the actions that happen before a digital object is transferred to or ingested into an archive repository;
  • The Main Course includes actions once a collection has been transferred into an archive repository;
  • The Dessert Course concerns all aspects of access and user engagement with data that has been preserved.

LIBNOVA will participate in the three courses. Each course involves a series of tasks to be performed with a common menu of ingredients in front of an expert ‘Tasting Panel’ comprising digital preservation experts drawn from the iPres Program Committee and audience.

📅 Wednesday, September 14, 2022

🕦 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM – Full menu: All you can eat

📍 Room 6 & 7, The Technology and Innovation Centre, University of StrathClyde, 99 George St, Glasgow G1 1RD

Poster: LIBNOVA Consortium: A successful community project

The aim of this poster is to show a successful example of cooperation between different public and private organizations, both within and outside the digital preservation community, working together in a consortium within the ARCHIVER project, the most innovative digital preservation research and development project in Europe.

📅 Thursday, September 15, 2022

🕤 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM

📍 Online Session (Screened in Room 3 at the Technology and Innovation Centre)


Visit our booth in the Exhibition area and get a nice gift to remember iPRES2022!

📅 Monday-Thursday, September 12-15, 2022

🕤 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM

📍 Exhibition Area

See you at iPRES2022? Drop us a line!

    About iPres 2022

    iPres is the premier and longest-running conference series on digital preservation. Since 2004, annual iPres conferences have been hosted around the globe on four continents. Celebrate the 18th conference at iPres 2022 in Glasgow, Scotland from 12th – 16th September 2022.

    Over the course of five days, between 12th and 16th September 2022, for those delegates participating in person, the conference will take place at the impressive Technology & Innovation Centre in Glasgow city center, and those joining remotely will have access to a substantial online program. The conference brings together information scientists, students, researchers, archivists, librarians, service providers, software developers and experts. Year on year the debate and research profiled at iPres have moved digital preservation from a technology driven niche specialism of experts to a global challenge with the community to match.

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    About LIBNOVA

    LIBNOVA’s mission is to safeguard the world’s research and cultural heritage. Forever.

    Year after year, LIBNOVA has been pushing the boundaries of what is possible in digital preservation, bringing innovations that empower organizations to preserve their content in an easier and more efficient way. The LIBSAFE platform covers several Digital Preservation needs and is an advanced OAIS-aligned digital preservation software.

    LIBNOVA was founded in 2009, has offices in the US and Europe and is now present in 17 countries with presence in the academic, cultural heritage and research communities. LIBNOVA Research Labs (2017) manages all research initiatives for the company.

    Customers like the British Library, HILA Stanford University, the EPFL, Princeton University and the University of Oxford, and many more already trust LIBNOVA.

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