National Archives sign at Kew Gardens Station

National Archives sign at Kew Gardens Station


First Digital Lives Research Conference, British Library, London, England, February 02009

From the announcement on DIGITAL-PRESERVATION@JISCMAIL.AC.UK (02009 01 30) for the first Digital Lives Research Conference:

Monday 9 February to Wednesday 11 February 2009 at the British Library, London

Scientists, historians, writers and IT specialists will come together to address the challenge of organising and preserving personal digital archives at the first ever Digital Lives Research Conference, which will be inaugurated by British Library Chief Executive Dame Lynne Brindley.

The conference will address (i) how libraries and archives can help all people whose lives are becoming increasingly digital, particularly academics, to secure, preserve and organise their personal archives of digital photographs, documents, correspondence and multimedia, for themselves and their families; and (ii) the possibility of establishing relationships with providers of online services and social systems technologies.

Topics will range from digital curation and digital preservation to the creation of personal digital archives and their use by historians, biographers and scientists. ...

See: for further details.

The first day of the conference will focus on the latest approaches to curating digital objects and archives. The second day will look at the development of such archives from the point of view of the creators and researchers, writers, scientists and historians. The third day will offer an overview of life online and digital archives as they are developing at present.

The conference is FREE to attend on the 9 and 11 of February, registration is required as space is limited. There is a registration fee of L35 for 10 February, but WAIVERS ARE AVAILABLE.

Please register at the Digital Lives Research Conference 2009 website:

About The Digital Lives Research Project The Digital Lives Research Project is led by the British Library and is designed to provide a major pathfinding study of personal digital archives, and is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC). The project team is drawn from University College London and University of Bristol as well as the British Library itself.

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