Digital Preservation 2022 Preserving Legacy


About the NDSA and Digital Preservation 2022

The NDSA is a consortium of 267 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 2022 which will be held October 12-13, 2022 in Baltimore, Maryland.

Digital Preservation 2022 (#digipres22) will be a crucial venue for intellectual exchange, community-building, development of good practices, and national-level agenda-setting in the field, helping to chart future directions for both the NDSA and digital stewardship.

Registration & Logistics

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

Conference Program

The conference will be held at the Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel, on Wednesday, October 12th and Thursday, October 13th. It is held in concert with the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) events DLF Forum (October 10-12), Learn@DLF (October 9) and CLIR’s Digitizing Hidden Collections Symposium (October 12-13). The full schedule for all events can be viewed below.


Keynote Speaker: Dorothy Berry

Dorothy Berry

Dorothy will give her keynote talk, “Keeping Whose History, For Whom: Writing the Stories Digital Preservation Tells,” during the Digital Preservation 2022 plenary session. Dorothy is the Digital Curator at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. Her work focuses on enhancing public access to digitized cultural hertiage materials and on creating new virtual environments for exploring Black history. She lead the Slavery, Abolition, Emancipation, and Freedom: Primary Sources at Houghton Library initative that led Harvard University’s largest special collections repository through its first large scale project dedicated to Black history as that library’s Digital Collections Program Manager. A popular writer and speaker on topics around description, discovery, and digitization of special collections materials, her writings can be found at up//root, JSTOR Daily, Lapham’s Quarterly, and The Public Domain Review.

2022 DigiPres Organizing Committee

  • Jes Neal, Williams College (2022 Chair)
  • Stacey Erdman, University of Arizona (2022 Vice-Chair/2023 Chair)
  • Heather Barnes, Wake Forest University
  • Natalie Baur, Independent
  • Patrick Daglaris, Oklahoma State University
  • Chelsea Denault, Michigan Digital Preservation Network
  • Brenna Edwards, Harry Ransom Center
  • Katherine Fisher, Emory University
  • Tracee Haupt, Library of Congress
  • Kevin Hsu, Stanford University
  • Deirdre Joyce, Syracuse University
  • Kari May, University of Pittsburgh
  • Patrice-Andre “Max” Prud’homme, Oklahoma State University
  • Thomas Pulhamus, University of Delaware
  • Robin Ruggaber, University of Virginia
  • Tory Schendel-Vyvoda, Evansville African American Museum
  • Deon Schutte, University of Cape Town (MPhil candidate)
  • Winnie Schwaid-Lindner, Louisiana State University
  • Rebeccah Swerdlow, Pixel Acuity, Society of American Archivists
  • Tammy Tran, Northern Virginia Community College
  • Michelle Trumbo, Legal Information Preservation Alliance
  • James Tuttle, Virginia Tech
  • Rebecca van Kniest, Fontbonne University
  • Elaine Walker, Mississippi University for Women

2022 Call for Proposals

The 2022 Digital Preservation Call for Proposals closed on May 9, 2022. 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 2011-2021 can be found on the Past Digital Preservation Conference page.


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