Bergis Jules to keynote Digital Preservation 2016:
We are very pleased to announce that Bergis Jules is our keynote speaker for Digital Preservation 2016 in Milwaukee! The theme for the NDSA conference is “Building Communities of Practice,” and Jules’ keynote on the afternoon of November 9 will help kick off the major meeting and conference of the NDSA—open to NDSA members and non-members alike—focusing on tools, techniques, theories and methodologies for digital stewardship and preservation, data curation, the content lifecycle, and related issues.
Jules’ keynote will focus on the power and promise of diversity and inclusivity in digital preservation work, and we will share a title and abstract in the coming months. Jules’ work on Documenting the Now and other projects related to archiving social media and social justice movements, in combination with his personal record of involvement in NDSA’s working groups, will no doubt help inform and inspire the intellectual exchange, community-building, development of best practices, and national-level agenda-setting in the field, expected at #digipres16. The deadline to submit a proposal for the rest of the program is May 15th!