Digital Preservation 2023 - Communities of Time and Place


About the NDSA and Digital Preservation 2023

The NDSA is a consortium of 278 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.

Digital Preservation 2023: Communities of Time and Place was held November 15th-16, 2023 in St. Louis, Missouri. The full schedule for all events can be viewed below.

Conference Program and Proceedings

The conference was held at the St. Louis Union Station Hotel on Wednesday, November 15th and Thursday, November 16th.

It was held in conjunction with the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) events: Learn@DLF (November 12) and the DLF Forum (November 13-15).

The full schedule for all events can be found online.

Additional conference details are available on the DLF Forum website.

Slide decks if provided by the speakers, are available on the Conference Open Science Framework (OSF) site.

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Jamie Lee

Dr. Jamie Lee

Dr. Lee gave 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

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 2011-2023 can be found on the Past Digital Preservation Conferences page.


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