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The International Research on Permanent Authentic Records in Electronic Systems (InterPARES) 3 Project is an international collaborative endeavour composed of 15 regional, national and multinational research teams. The overall goal of the Project is to enable small and medium-sized public and private records/archival units, organizations or programs, which are responsible for the digital records resulting from government, business, research, art and entertainment, social and/or community activities, to preserve over the long term authentic records that satisfy the requirements of their stakeholders and society’s needs for an adequate record of its past.

Begun in 2007, the project has reached its mid-term mark and is going to present and discuss its findings and products to date in an International Symposium that will see the participation of speakers from North and South America, Europe and Asia.

TOPICS WILL INCLUDE: the impact of organizational culture on the development of preservation programs; various cities' strategies for digital preservation; digital preservation in structured and unstructured environments (law enforcement and financial organizations versus academic and art organizations); pervasive issues in digital preservation (e-mail, vital records, XML, web 2.0); issues of terminology, and more.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND? Records and information managers, archivists, IT professionals, librarians, administrators, auditors, any decision maker responsible for digital records policies and procedures, and of course students, regardless of whether they are in the records and archives field...everybody should learn about digital preservation.

DATE: 29 May 2010 8:45am to 5:30pm (but registration starts at there bright and early)
WHERE: 2424 Main Mall, Point Grey Campus, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC

Registration fee: $20 (includes box lunch)
Registration mode and deadline:  TBA

We will post the program on the InterPARES web site,, and will send another message as soon as registration will be open.


Dr. Luciana Duranti
Chair and Professor, Archival Studies
SLAIS Graduate Adviser
Director, The InterPARES Project
Director, Digital Records Forensics Project
School of Library, Archival and Information Studies (SLAIS)
The University of British Columbia
The Irving K. Barber Learning Centre
Suite 470, 1961 East Mall
Vancouver, British Columbia  V6T 1Z1 CANADA
Tel: 604.822.2587
Fax: 604.822.6006
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