(S):Short / Brochure / Collab. Note

25th (Mon)

13:00-14:00 @ Main Hall

Japanese Tutorial 1
Shigeo Sugimoto
ディジタルリソースの長期保存は困難ではあるが取り組まねばならない問題として広く理解されている。ここではディジタルリソースの長期保存に関する基本的な理解を得ることを目的として、ディジタルリソースの長期保存の考え方、ディジタルリソースの長期保存の標準モデルであるOAIS(Open Archival Information System)等を紹介し、技術的な面からディジタルリソースの長期保存を俯瞰する。
Power Point Slides (.pdf)

13:00-18:00 @ Conference Room 1

METS Editorial Board Annual Face-to-Face Meeting
Betsy Post and Tom Habing
The METS schema is a standard for encoding descriptive, administrative, and structural metadata regarding objects within a digital library. Topics to be discussed at this year’s annual board meeting include the development of METS Lite, METS RDF, relationship to other standards, and maintenance of the existing 1.0 schema.
The meeting is open to the public. Potential attendees include METS users and potential users, adopters of closely allied schemas, such as PREMIS and ALTO, as well as anyone with a general interest in formats that promote standards based description for the exchange of complex digital objects.

14:00-15:00 @ Main Hall

Japanese Tutorial 2
Yukio Maeda
Power Point Slides (.pdf)

15:10-16:40 @ Main Hall

Digital Curation of Historical and Cultural Resources in Japan (1) (in Japanese)
Organizer: Taizo Yamada (東京大学史料編纂所 Historiographical Institute The University of Tokyo)
Presenter: Taizo Yamada, Akiyoshi Tani, Toru Hoya

15:10-16:40 @ Coneference Room 5

Pre-conference Workshop of Asian Session
2nd Workshop on Academic Asset Preservation and Sharing in Southeast Asia
Organizer:  Shoichiro Hara
This is a session to make arrangements for the Asian Session on 26th. It is planned as a semi-closed session, but observers are welcomed.

Workshop Report available.

26th (Tue)

10:00-12:00 @ Main Hall

Digital Curation of Historical and Cultural Resources in Japan (2)
歴史資料デジタル記録として何を記述すべきか―日本とアジアと世界― (with translation)
Organizer: Makoto Goto (国立歴史民俗博物館 National Museum of Japanese History)
Presenter: John Ertl, Yoshiko Shimadzu, Shigeki Moro
There are a variety of methodologies for preserving historical resources in Japan. Ultimately, the main point “What and how can we predict the future?” matters not only the original resources but also digital data. This session addresses underlying problems, “What do we record?” and “What are the outstanding issues for information record from historical resources” from the scope of archaeology, scientific studies on cultural properties, and digital.

13:00-13:30 @ Main Hall


13:30-14:30 @ Main Hall

Keynote (1)
FAIR Data in Trustworthy Data Repositories
Speaker: Ingrid Dillo (Data Archiving and Networked Services, Netherlands)
Title: FAIR Data in Trustworthy Data Repositories
Chair: Klaus Rechert
National and international funders are increasingly likely to mandate open data and data management policies that call for the long-term storage and accessibility of data. Open data and data sharing can only become a success if we put the concept of trust central stage. The certification of digital repositories is an important means to provide this trust to the different stakeholders involved. In this keynote 1 will talk about data sharing, repository certification and the concept of FAIR data.
Full Abstract: [PDF]

14:40-16:40 @ Main Hall

Asian Session
Reports and Discussion
Countries in the Asia-Pacific region are very diverse in terms of culture, language and economic environments. Long-term management, keeping and use of digital resources is a common and pressing concern for many of these countries which are producing more and more digital resources. However, reports on digital preservation activities are lacking, especially from the countries in East and South-East Asia. This session is aimed to share up-to-date information about developments of digital archives and digital preservation in East and South-East Asia and to discuss issues on digital preservation in this region with the audience from other parts of the world.
This session will first present five talks by invited speakers from Japan, Taiwan, Philippines, Thailand and Singapore about digital preservation at the speakers’ institutions and/or countries. Then, we solicit voluntary reports from other Asian countries followed by general discussions with the audience.
Moderator: Natalie Pang (Nanyang Technological University)
Invited Speakers: Shuji Kamitsuna (National Diet Library, Japan), Sophy Shu-Jiun CHEN (Academia Sinica, Taiwan), Lee Kee Siang (National Library Board, Singapore), Wararak Pattanakiatpong (Chiang Mai University, Thailand), Chito Angeles (University of the Philippines Diliman, Philippines)

16:40-17:30 @ Main Hall

Posters/Demos Lightning talk
Chair: Unmil Karadkar

17:30-19:00 @ Foyer

Welcome reception

27th (Wed)

8:50-10:20 @ Main Hall

Metadata & Linked Data

  • Katherine Thornton, Euan Cochrane, Thomas Ledoux, Bertrand Caron and Carl Wilson. Modeling the Domain of Digital Preservation in Wikidata
  • Chunqiu Li and Shigeo Sugimoto. Metadata-Driven Approach for Keeping Interpretability of Digital Objects through Formal Provenance Description
  • Florent Aziosmanoff, Chu-Yin Chen, Louise Fauduet, Nola N’Diaye, Adèle Sicre and Céline Thomas. Digital art posterity: building a data model for digital art corpora
  • 8:50-10:20 @ Conference Room 5

    Data management

  • Jaime Mears, Abigail Potter and Kate Zwaard. Collections as Data: Preservation to Access to Use to Impact (S)
  • Claudia Engelhardt, Harry Enke, Jochen Klar, Jens Ludwig and Heike Neuroth. Research Data Management Organiser. A tool to support the planning, implementation and organisation of research data management (S)
  • David Wilcox. Always on the Move: Transient Software and Data Migrations (S)
  • Remco van Veenendaal, Marcel Ras and Marie Claire Dangerfield. Getting Persistent Identifiers Implemented By ‘Cutting In The Middle-Man’ (S)
  • 10:30- 12:00 @ Main Hall

    Emulation & Software Preservation

  • Zahra Tarkhani, Geoffrey Brown and Steven Myers. Trustworthy and Portable Emulation Platform for Digital Preservation Best Paper Nominee
  • Roberto Di Cosmo and Stefano Zacchiroli. Software Heritage: Why and How to Preserve Software Source Code
  • Euan Cochrane, Jonathan Tilbury and Oleg Stobbe. Adding Emulation Functionality to Existing Digital Preservation Infrastructure (S)
  • Dena Strong. Phantoms of the Digital Opera: The need for long term preservation of born-digital actors and multimedia objects using methods that permit ongoing new creations (S)
  • 10:30- 12:00 @ Conference Room 5

    Documentation & Training

  • Nathan Hall and Michael Boock. Environmental Scan of Distributed Digital Preservation Services: A Collective Case Study (S)
  • Lauren Work and Heidi Kelly. Documentation to the People: Building Empathy into Technical Documentation for Digital Archiving (S)
  • Sarah Mason and Edith Halvarsson. Designing and implementing a digital preservation training needs assessment: Findings from the Bodleian Libraries’ institutional repository (S)
  • 13:00-14:00 @ Main Hall

    Keynote (2)
    Digital Dunhuang: A Standard for Digital Preservation
    Speaker: Peter X. Zhou (C.V. Starr East Asian Library, University of California Berkeley, USA)
    The Digital Dunhuang project is enabling long-term preservation of cultural heritage of inestimable value, while providing a platform for sharing all digital assets generated in the act of preservation. This presentation will examine the major aspects of digital asset management and digital preservation implemented in this ongoing project.
    Chair: Shoichiro Hara
    Full Abstract: [PDF]

    14:10-15:10 @ Main Hall

    PDF Preservation

  • Michelle Lindlar, Yvonne Tunnat and Carl Wilson. A Test-Set for Well-Formedness Validation in JHOVE – The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
  • Marco Klindt. A considered harmful for digital preservation Best Paper Nominee

    14:10-15:10 @ Conference Room 5

    Aquisition & Appraisal

  • Denise de Vries, Dirk Von Suchodoletz and Willibald Meyer. A Case Study on Retrieval of Data from 8 inch Disks – Of the Importance of Hardware Repositories for Digital Preservation
  • Josh Schneider, Peter Chan, Glynn Edwards and Sudheendra Hangal. ePADD: Computational analysis software enabling screening, browsing, and access for email collections (S)
  • Jin Ha Lee, Stephen Keating and Travis Windleharth. Challenges in Preserving Augmented Reality Games: A Case Study of Ingress and Pokémon GO (S)
  • 15:10-15:40 @ Main Hall

    Community Building

  • Rebecca McGuinness, Carl Wilson, Duff Johnson and Boris Doubrov. veraPDF: open source PDF/A validation through pragmatic partnership (S)
  • Joost van der Nat and Marcel Ras. A Dutch approach in constructing a network of nationwide facilities for digital preservation together (S)
  • 15:10-15:40 @ Conference Room 5


  • Nick Krabbenhoeft. BagIt Fixer-Upper (S)
  • Kuisma Lehtonen, Pauliina Somerkoski, Juha Törnroos, Mikko Vatanen and Kimmo Koivunen. Modular Pre-Ingest Tool for Diverse Needs of Producers (S)
  • 16:00-17:00

    Social Events
    Kyoto University Library Tour & Kyoto University Museum Tour
    Registration required. Details >> here.

    * Regardless of whether you join the tour or not, all conference participants will be admitted as free visitors to Kyoto University Museum (including free access to the special exhibitions where national treasures are on display) during the conference.

    Opening hours: 9:30 – 16:30 (entrance closes at 16:00) on September 27, 28 and 29. (Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.)


    Banquet venue opens
    Buses waits in front of the Kyoto University Museum and bring you to the banguet venue


    @ The Sodoh Higashiyama
    Access map » here.

    28th (Thu)

    8:50-9:50 @ Main Hall

    Preservation Systems (1)

  • Angela Dappert and Adam Farquhar. Permanence of the Scholarly Record: Persistent Identification and Digital Preservation – A Roadmap
  • Bertrand Caron, Jordan de La Houssaye, Thomas Ledoux and Stéphane Reecht. Life and Death of an Information Package: Implementing the Lifecycle in a Multipurpose Preservation System Best Paper
  • 9:50-10:20 @ Main Hall

    Content Analysis

  • Natsuko Yoshiga and Shin-Ichi Tadaki. Semi-automated Generation of Linked Data from Unstructured Bibliographic Data for Japanese Historical Rare Books (S)
  • Christopher Lee and Kam Woods. Diverse Digital Collections Meet Diverse Uses: Applying Natural Language Processing to Born-Digital Primary Sources (S)
  • 9:50-12:00 @ Conference Room 5

    Operational Pragmatism in Digital Preservation
    Establishing context-aware minimum viable baselines
    Panel – Somaya Langley, Anthea Seles, Andrea Byrne, Dinesh Katre, Jones Lukose and Bertrand Caron.
    Panel abstract Here.

    10:30-11:30 @ Main Hall

    Preservation Systems (2)

  • Eld Zierau. OAIS and Distributed Digital Preservation in Practice
  • Helen Hockx-Yu. Superb Stewardship of Digital Assets – Developing a strategy for Digital Archiving and Preservation at the University of Notre Dame
  • 11:30-12:00 @ Main Hall


  • Barbara Sierman and Kees Waterman. How the Dutch prepared for certification
  • 13:00-14:00 @ Main Hall

    Keynote (3)
    Endeavors of Digital Game Preservation in Japan- A Case of Ritsumeikan Game Archive Project
    Speaker: Akinori NAKAMURA (College of Image Arts and Sciences, Ritsumeikan Univeresity, Japan)
    In 1998, one of the first academic institutions, which focuses on pursuing the appropriate ways of the video game preservation, the Game Archive Project has been established. The sentiment toward the digital games being products rather than “viable cultural artifact”, the efforts have started slowly. In our continuous efforts to enlighten academic as well as the professional community for this cause, however, the importance of the preservation activities has been embraced in both domestic and international communities, leading to being a part of the national project for the creating of the Media Art Database D by the Agency of Cultural Affairs, Japan. The present paper attempt to introduce an overview of our efforts.
    Chiar: Tatsuki Sekino
    Full Abstract: [PDF]

    14:10-15:10 @ Main Hall


    15:30-17:00 @ Main Hall

    Pop-Culture Session
    Archiving and Utilization of Japanese Pop Cultures Materials
    – MORIKAWA Kaichiro (School of Global Japanese Studies, Meiji University): Issues in archiving manga, anime, games and related cultures
    – SAIKA Tadahiro (International Manga Research Center, Kyoto Seika University / Kyoto International Manga Museum): Archiving and Utilization of Manga Materials: in the case of Kyoto International Manga Museum

    15:30-18:30 @ Conference Room 5

    Workshop 1
    Digital Preservation Storage Workshop: Exploring Preservation Storage Criteria and Distributed Digital Preservation
    Workshop – Andrea Goethals, Nancy McGovern, Jane Mandelbaum, Sibyl Schaefer, Gail Truman Technologies and Eld Zierau

    It would be helpful for attendees to look at these two resources before the workshop:
    1. The Digital Preservation Storage Criteria that we will be discussing:
    2. A video overview of the Outer OAIS-Inner OAIS (OO-IO) Model we will
    also discuss:

    15:30-18:30 @ Meeting Room

    Workshop 2
    A Dutch approach in constructing a network of nationwide facilities for digital preservation together
    Workshop – Joost van der Nat, Marcel Ras and Eefke Smit
    Reader: [PDF]

    15:30-17:00 @ Conference Room 1

    WDS Collaborative Session
    Research Lifecycle based Research Data Management Requirements and Its Alignment with Institutional, Domestic and International Contexts
    Organizer: Shoji Kajita

    29th (Fri)

    9:00-12:00 @ Main Hall

    Tutorial 1
    Curating Digital Content with Fedora
    David Wilcox
    Fedora is a flexible, extensible, open source repository platform for managing, preserving, and providing access to digital content. This workshop will provide an introduction to Fedora 4, including a feature overview, data modelling best practices, and a tour of the import/export utility.
    Preparation instructions Here.
    Related info Here.

    9:00-12:00 @ Conference Room 5

    Tutorial 2
    Persistent Identifiers for Digital Cultural Heritage
    Jonathan Clark, Remco van Veenendaal Marcel Ras, Juha Hakala

    9:00-12:00 @ Meeting Room

    Workshop 3
    Preserving and Providing Access to Privacy-sensitive Collections
    Unmil Karadkar, Pat Galloway and King Davis
    Topics Here.

    9:00-12:00 @ Conference Room 1

    Workshop 4
    Innovative approach for project viability: from a diversity of business models to harmonized and scalable national services

    Workshop – Pierre-Yves Burgi, Eliane Blumer, André Jelicic

    13:00-16:00 @ Main Hall

    Tutorial 3
    Understanding and Implementing PREMIS
    Karin Bredenberg, Angela Dappert, Eld Zierau
    Information on PREMIS Here.

    13:00-16:00 @ Conference Room 5

    Tutorial 4
    Diverse Digital Collections Meet Diverse Uses: Applying Natural Language Processing to Born-Digital Primary Sources
    Christopher Lee
    Preparation Instructions >>Here.

    13:00-16:00 @ Meeting Room

    Workshop 5
    Working with WARCs: New Tools for Harvesting, Accessing, and Researching Web Archives
    Workshop – Jefferson Bailey and Vinay Goel

    13:00-16:00 @ Conference Room 1

    Tutorial 5
    Using ePADD to Appraise, Process, and Provide Access to Historically and Culturally Valuable Email Collections
    Tutorial – Josh Schneider

    Instruction for participants

    Attendees of the ePADD tutorial must bring a laptop meeting minimum benchmarks, including at least 8 GB RAM, and a 64-bit OS (Windows 7 SP1 / 10, or Mac OSX 10.11 / 10.112 is fine), with the latest 64-bit Java 8 installed. They will also need an updated version of either the Chrome or Firefox browser. ePADD requires that the user have administrative access to install.

    If possible, attendees should download the ePADD 4.1 release from Github prior to the tutorial: (Windows users should download epadd.exe and Mac users should download epadd.dmg and We will be installing the software together.

    I will also be providing attendees with a test archive at the start of the tutorial.