Added on 3 May 2019

iPRES 2019 is seeking submissions from software developers and vendors who would like to nominate software for the workflow-specific software category of the Great Digital Preservation Bake-Off, to be held as part of the iPRES 2019 conference at the Eye Filmmuseum in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, on 16 - 20 September.

The Bake-Off is THE chance for vendors & developers to present – and curious digital preservation minds to inquire – how tools fare in comparable situations. The Bake-Off will consist of a number of showcase sessions covering both open source and commercial tools, which will be divided into two categories: full end-to-end solutions and content or workflow specific software.

Submissions of open source and proprietary software are welcomed, including software written and/or maintained by institutions, commercial entities, and individuals. To qualify, software must have reached a stable release and be production-ready by the time of the Bake-Off.

All received submissions will be reviewed by the Great Digital Preservation Bake-Off organizing committee members. All submissions should should be sent by email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. All email submissions should contain the following information:

  • Name of submitter
  • Name of presenter (if different)
  • Affiliation of presenter
  • Contact email
  • Category of the software
  • Brief description of the software (up to 200 words)
  • Significance of the proposed showcase (up to 150 words)
  • Time requested for demonstration (up to 20 minutes)

Accepted submissions will be expected to give a demonstration of up to 20 minutes of how their software performs digital preservation tasks for specific workflows or content types at the conference. Please include a brief description of what your showcase will entail in your submission.

Submissions for the GDPBO will be accepted between 3 May and 31 May. Submitters will be notified on 7 June. Please note that in order to present, you must be registered to attend iPRES 2019.

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For questions with regards to the Great Digital Preservation Bake-Off, please contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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