Draft programme for DPASSH 2017


The Sussex Humanities Lab (SHL) and the Digital Repository of Ireland (DRI) are hosting the second ‘Digital Preservation for Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities’ conference (DPASSH 2017)  at the University of Sussex, Brighton, 14-15 June 2017.

DPASSH is a response to the problem of digital preservation within the arts and social sciences domains. It seeks to address the complexities of long-term digital preservation of the full variety of research materials; and to encourage a long-term dialogue around the issues created by such preservation.



Wednesday 14th June

Please note this is a draft programme and therefore, subject to change. 

08.30 – 09.30: Registration

09.30 – 09.45: Welcome Address TBC

09.45 – 10.45: Keynote Address by Lizzy Jongma, Senior ICT project manager for the Network of Dutch War Resources.

 You’ve done it all; you’ve broken every code”.

Changing digital repositories into research spaces for the arts, social sciences and humanities.

10.45 – 11.15: Coffee Break

11.15 – 12.45: Session 1: Domain Specific Preservation

Preserving 30 years of Digital Humanities Work: The Experience of King’s College London  Digital Lab.
James Smithies (King’s College London), Carina Westling (King’s College London) and Anna-Maria Sichani (Huygens ING)

An Online Platform to Preserve at-Risk Intangible Culture in Small Island States – an Explorative Case Study
Ingmar Nils Sturm (Island Ark Project), Dennis Redeker (Island Ark Project) and David Eichert (NYU)

Digital Preservation in Contemporary UK Visual Art
Laura Molloy (University of Oxford)

12.45 – 13.45: Lunch

13.45 – 15.15: Session 2: Beyond the object based archive

Archiving form and function: preserving a 2003 digital project
Stewart Arneil, Martin Holmes (University of Victoria, Canada)

Digitally Preserving a Mapping Project: The Tim Robinson Archive at National University of Ireland, Galway
Aisling Keane, Cillian Joy, Peter Corrigan, Nessa Cronin (National University of Ireland, Galway)

Preserving Social Media: applying principles of digital preservation to social media archiving
Sara Day Thomson (Digital Preservation Coalition)

15.15 – 15.45: Coffee Break

15.45 – 16.45: Panel 1: Libraries and Publishers: ‘Challenges in providing and sustaining access to large quantities of digital data/collections’

Jane Harvell (Head of Academic Services, Special Collections, University of Sussex)

Paola Marchionn (Jisc)
Jennifer Kemp (Adam Matthew Digital Ltd)
Will Prentice (British Library, Sound Collections)
Fiona Courage (University of Sussex and Mass Observation Curator)

17:00 – 18:30: Wine Reception at Attenbourgh Centre for Creative Arts (Falmer Campus)

Thursday 15th June

09.00 – 09.30: Tea / Coffee

09.30 – 10.30: Panel 2: ‘More than a library': Exploring the public value of Europeana

Natalia Grincheva (University of Melbourne)
Timothy Duguid (University of Glasgow)
Caroline Ardrey (University of Birmingham)
Nanna Bonde Thylstrup (University of Copenhagen)

10.30 – 11.30: Session 3: Tools and Perspectives

Digital Preservation: An Irish Perspective
Alice Kearns (Independent researcher)

Artivity: a tool to collect contextual research data for art practice
Athanasios Velios (University of the Arts London)
Sebastian Faubel, Moritz Eberl (Semiodesk GmbH)

Preserving Our Digital Heritage- The National Library of Ireland’s Web Archive
Maria Ryan (National Library of Ireland)

IIIF for DRI: It wasn’t just for the zoom (honest!)
Stuart Kenny, Kathryn Cassidy (Digital Repository of Ireland)

11.30 – 12.00: Coffee Break

12.00 – 13.00: Session 4: Arts and Preservation: Theory and Practice

Digital Assemblages at the Crossroads of Art, Technology and the Human
Néill O’Dwyer (Trinity College Dublin)

Musical Organics: A Heterarchical Approach to Digital Organology
Thor Magnusson (University of Sussex)

Synesthetic Visualization: Balancing Sensate Experience and Sense Making in Digitized Print Collections
Stefania Forlini (University of Calgary)
Uta Hinrichs (University of St Andrew)

13.00 – 14.00: Lunch

14.00 – 15.30: Session 5: Infrastructure and data modelling

A Data Model for Long-term Archiving of Researches and Publications
Mouhamed Wael Al Sidawi (University of Freiburg, Germany)

Preserving and Managing Digital Arts and Humanities Data in the Open Science Cloud
Eva Cetinic, Davor Davidovic, Karolj Skala (Rudjer Boskovic Institute, Croatia)

Knowledge Preservation – Rethinking Digital Preservation for Libraries
Neil Jefferies (Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford)

15.30 – 15.45: Coffee Break

15.45 – 16.45:  Panel 3: Saving everything? Appraisal and Preservation 

Records Professionals and the Digital Humanities: Addressing the Challenge of ‘Saving Everything’
Rebecca Grant (National Library of Ireland)
Elise Dunham (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
Laura Molloy (University of Oxford)

Demystifying the Challenge of Saving Everything: Digital Preservation at the Houses of Parliament
Christopher Fryer (Parliamentary Archives), UK

The Future is Hybrid
Stephanie Taylor (University of London)

16.45 – 17.00: Digital Preservation Coalition Awards

17.00 – 17.15: Closing Remarks, Dr. Sharon Webb (Chair)

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