28 November 2018 | 13:00 (Wed) - 13:00 (Thu) CET Frankfurt am Main | German National Library

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This conference is also a contribution by the German National Library to World Digital Preservation Day on 29 November 2018, an annual event that was established by the British Digital Preservation Coalition in 2017.

This year, the second World Digital Preservation Day will be marked by events on digital preservation taking place in numerous countries. Since 2006, the legal collection mandate of the German National Library has expressly included the collection, indexing, archiving and facilitation of access to non-physical media, referred to as "online publications". The German National Library and other memory institutions are thus contributing to the nurture and survival of the national digital heritage.

The conference will encompass 4 sessions on the following subjects:

  • Software sustainability

  • Long-term archiving of interactive content

  • Preserving the Web as cultural heritage

  • The communities’ activities (in Europe)

National and international experts representing the topic of digital preservation at a wide range of scientific and cultural institutions have been invited to speak.

The conference languages are German and English.


Wednesday, 28 November 2018

13:00: Welcomes

Session 1: Bewahrung des Webs als kulturelles Erbe/Preserving the Web as Cultural Heritage

  • 14:00: Peter Webster, Webster Research and Consulting: Meaning and value of web archives for researchers

  • 15:00: Coffee break

  • 15:30: Helge Holzmann, L3S Research Center Hannover: Projekt ALEXANDRIA – Technologies and Tools for Working with Web Archives

  • 16:00 Markus Eckl & Prof. Dr. Malte Rehbein, Universität Passau: Methoden der Digital Humanities in Anwendung für den Aufbau und die Nutzung von Webarchiven

Session 2: The communities’ activities

  • 16:30: Prof. Dr. Christian Keitel, Landesarchiv Baden-Württemberg Digitale Erhaltung in Archiven

  • 16:50: Klaus Kempf, Bayerische StaatsbibliothekDigitale Langzeitarchivierung in Bibliotheken

  • 17:10: Prof. Dr. Oliver Grau, Donau-Universität Krems und Archive of Digital Art: Dokumentation digitaler Medienkunst

17:30: End of day 1

Evening event

From 19:00, participants will be able to have dinner at cost price at the Oinotheke (http://oinotheke.com/), directly opposite the German National Library.

Thursday, 29. November 2018

Session 3: Nachhaltigkeit von Software/Software Sustainability

  • 9:00: Stefano Zacchiroli, Software Heritage: Our software heritage: goal and enabler for digital preservation

  • 9:45: Dr. Jens-Martin Loebel, Universität Bayreuth: Technische und praktische Aspekte der Emulation

  • 10:15: Dirk von Suchodoletz, Universität Freiburg: Zugriff auf Datenvon obsoleten Datenträgern

10:45 Coffee break

Session 4: Langzeitarchivierung von interaktiven Inhalten/Preserving interactive content

  • 11:15: Natasa Milic-Frayling, Nottingham University, Chair of the PERSIST Technology and Research WG: Software Sustainability and Preservation

  • 12: Andreas Lange, President EFGAMP e.V. (European Federation of Games Archives, Museums and Preservation Projects)

  • 12:30: Tobias SteinkeDeutsche NationalbibliothekProjekt EMiL – Emulation im Lesesaal

13.00: Farewells, conclusion

Information and contact

Register for the conference by sending an e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please tell us whether you would like to take part in the evening event when you register. Participation in the conference is free of charge.

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