Librarians and archivists engaged in building web archives have two upcoming opportunities to share your experience with an international audience.

April 30th, 2012: “The Broad Value of Web Archives: Demonstrated Use” – Washington DC

This open session is part of the 2012 International Internet Preservation Consortium meeting, and is hosted by the Library of Congress.   The IIPC is seeking presentations from a wide variety of organizations from sectors that are saving and using archival content from the web. The goal is to expose the audience to how rich and valuable the web is as a resource and reveal some unexpected uses for web archives. Possible topics include:

  • web archives used in legal discovery or for legal compliance
  • web archives in personal collections, i.e. personal archiving
  • web archives used in data mining
  • web archives used in corporate or organizational archives

Further details and additional suggested topics are available on the on the IIPC Call for Participation page: http://netpreserve.org/events/2012.php  If you are interested in participating in this conference, please send a short paragraph or two describing the project you would like to present to Abigail Potter, IIPC Communications Officer, abpo@loc.gov  by February 28, 2012

August 15-17, 2012: “Inside and Outside the Box – Archives and Records Management in the 21st century” – Auckland, New Zealand

The Archives and Records Management Association of New Zealand (ARANZ) invites you to submit papers about projects, ideas, experiences or research findings related to the conference theme ‘Inside and Outside the Box – Archives and Records Management in the 21st century’, to be held in Auckland, New Zealand on the 15-17th August 2012. This intentionally broad theme is designed to give speakers the freedom to talk about the current opportunities and challenges they face in the information management and heritage fields. 

Proposals are due by March 10th; further detail and instructions for submission are available from the conference website: http://www.aranz.org.nz/Site/events/Conferences/2012_Conference.aspx