Added on 2 May 2019


The iPres Working Group invites you to provide feedback on the Future of iPres, the international digital preservation conference.  

In September 2018 the iPres Steering Committee approved the convening of the iPres Working Group (IWG) and at iPres 2019, the IWG will share the outcome of its work: a proposed revision of the current iPres Steering Committee Charter and a set of recommendations about the future of iPres informed by your feedback. There are three phases to the IWG's work:

  • Gathering feedback and suggestions (this phase)
  • Using feedback to inform the IWG's work
  • Sharing outcomes at iPres 2019

Gathering feedback and suggestions:  You are invited to share your feedback in two ways 1) responses to questions on the The Future of iPres feedback form and 2) suggestions and priorities for Revising the iPres Charter comment form. These two data gathering efforts are connected: your Future of iPres feedback will inform a revision of the Charter and your iPres Charter revision suggestions will contribute to recommendations for the Future of iPres . Both forms are being shared together so you can complete either or both in whatever sequence works best for you.

  • Future of iPres Feedback: Depending on the extent of your responses, you should be able to complete this form in 15-25 minutes (or longer if you have lots of comments!). The form contains topics and questions about all aspects of iPres. If you have additional topics, issues, areas to suggest, please do - there’s space for that at the end of the feedback form! Go to Feedback Form
  • iPres Charter revision suggestions: Please share your feedback to inform our revision of the current charter (PDF). This comment form provides the text for each section of the current iPres Steering Committee Charter to review as you share your suggestions. Go to Comment Form.

Deadline: please complete the feedback form and/or share your suggestions for revising the charter by 30th May 2019. The IWG would like as much community feedback as possible, so get in touch if more time to provide feedback would be helpful.

Next steps: Feedback will be used to inform our recommendations on the future of iPres and a proposed revision of the the iPres charter. If you are thinking, ‘what I would really like to do is dive in and comment on the charter directly in a collaborative review process’ you will have an opportunity to comment on our proposed charter revision - that will come next: watch for updates (see workplan)!  

Your feedback is invaluable and will benefit the community in the near-term and beyond. The IWG is grateful for your time and your thoughtful suggestions.


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