Digital Preservation 2023 - Communities of Time and Place


About the NDSA and Digital Preservation 2023

The NDSA is a consortium of 276 organizations committed to the long-term preservation and stewardship of digital information and cultural heritage, for the benefit of present and future generations. It is an affiliate organization of CLIR and DLF. The NDSA strives to create a safe, accessible, welcoming, and inclusive event, and operates under the DLF Forum’s Code of Conduct.

Efforts are underway for planning Digital Preservation 2023 which will be held November 15th-16th in St. Louis, Missouri. The conference venue and accommodations will be at the St. Louis Union Hotel.

Registration, Logistics, & Accommodations

Registration is now open!

Please see the DLF Forum’s page on registration, for more information on registration categories, and to claim your spot.

Space at the conference hotel is filling quickly; be sure to book your room early for best availability. Details are available on the DLF Forum website.

Conference Program

The conference will be held at the St. Louis Union Station Hotel on Wednesday, November 15th and Thursday, November 16th. It is held in concert with the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) events: Learn@DLF (November 12) and the DLF Forum (November 13-15). Make your reservations today! The full schedule for all events can be viewed below.


Funding Support

DPOE-N is pleased to offer funding support for citizens and residents of the United States of America to attend NDSA Digital Preservation 2023 in St. Louis. Funding can be used to cover registration costs and associated travel expenses.

Applications for funding from new and emerging professionals and those whose employment has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic will be prioritized. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.

For more information and to submit an application for funding, please visit the Professional Development Funding webpage. If you have any questions, please email Natalie Baur, Program Director, at

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Jamie Lee

Dr. Jamie Lee

Dr. Lee will give their keynote talk, “Kairotic and Kin-centric Archives: Addressing Abundances and Abandonments,” during the Digital Preservation 2023 plenary session. Dr. Lee (they/she)Associate Professor Digital Culture, Information, and Society at the School of Information, University of Arizona, is a scholar, activist, filmmaker, archivist, oral historian, partner, co-parent, neighbor, and friend. They founded and direct the Arizona Queer Archives ( where they train community members on facilitating oral history interviews and building collections in and with their own families and communities. With storytelling at the heart of their life’s work, Lee also directs the Digital Storytelling & Oral History Lab and co-founded the Critical Archives and Curation Collaborative, the co/lab, through which they collaborate on such storytelling projects as secrets of the agave: a Climate Justice Storytelling Project (, the Climate Alliance Mapping Project, CAMP (, and the Stories of Arizona’s Tribal Libraries Oral History Project (with Dr. Sandy Littletree and Knowledge River). Lee’s 2021 research monograph, Producing the Archival Body, engages storytelling to re-consider how archives are defined, understood, deployed, and accessed to produce subjects. Arguing that archives and bodies are mutually constitutive and developing a keen focus on the body and embodiment alongside archival theory, Lee introduces new understandings of archival bodies that interrogate how power circulates in archival contexts in order to build critical understandings of how deeply archives shape the production of knowledges and human subjectivities. For more on Lee’s projects, visit

2023 DigiPres Organizing Committee

  • Stacey Erdman, University of Arizona (2023 Chair)
  • Déirdre Joyce, Syracuse University (2023 Vice Chair/2024 Chair)
  • Julie Allen, The Open Preservation Foundation
  • Shiraz Bhathena, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee
  • Jessica Branco Colati, discoverygarden, inc.
  • Chelsea Denault, Michigan Digital Preservation Network
  • Rebecca Dillmeier, U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum
  • Nathan Gerth, University of Nevada, Reno Libraries
  • Stephen Klein, CUNY Graduate Center
  • Carol Kussmann, University of Minnesota
  • Matthew McEniry, Texas Tech University
  • Georgia Moppett, The Open Preservation Foundation
  • Rona Razon, World Bank Group Archives
  • Aliya Reich, CLIR / DLF
  • Robin Ruggaber, University of Virginia Library
  • Panagiotis Papageorgiou, International College Portsmouth
  • Thomas Pulhamus, University of Delaware
  • Özhan Saglik, Bursa Uludag University / University of British Columbia
  • Jaime Schumacher, Northern Illinois University
  • Preetam Singhvi, Trinity College Dublin
  • Danielle Spalenka, The Filson Historical Society
  • Tammy Troup, Independent Researcher
  • Vijayakumar Varadarajan, ADYPU Innovation University
  • Andrew Weaver, University of Washington

As a Digital Preservation and DLF Forum sponsor you will be part of the premier digital stewardship conference that fosters leadership, builds community, sets grassroots agendas, and organizes for action. Sponsorship options are limited and will go quickly! Click here to view our 2023 sponsor pack.

2023 Call for Proposals

The 2023 Digital Preservation Call for Proposals closed on May 1, 2023. You can view the CFP here.

Calendar and Past Meetings

Future Events: For the latest on upcoming events, see our NDSA calendar. More events relevant to the NDSA’s mission are to be found on the DLF Community Calendar.

Past Meetings: An archive of Digital Preservation meetings from 2011-2022 can be found on the Past Digital Preservation Conferences page.


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