Archiving 2017: Imaging Science & Technology

Society for Imaging Science & Technology, Archiving Conference. Riga, Latvia. 15-18 May 2017. Abstracts by 01 November 2016.

The IS&T Archiving Conference brings together an international community of imaging experts and technicians as well as curators, managers, and researchers from libraries, archives, museums, records management repositories, information technology institutions, and commercial enterprises to explore and discuss the field of digitization of cultural heritage and archiving. The conference presents the latest research results on digitization and curation, provides a forum to explore new strategies and policies, and reports on successful projects that can serve as benchmarks in the field. Archiving 2017 is a blend of short courses, invited focal papers, keynote talks, and peer-reviewed oral and interactive display presentations, offering attendees a unique opportunity for gaining and exchanging knowledge and building networks among professionals.

Prospective authors are invited to submit abstracts describing original work for presentation at the 2017 conference in technical areas related to the general fields of: 

  • New developments in digitization technologies and workflows for two- and three-dimensional (2D/3D) materials as well as audio visual (A/V) materials
  • Digitization equipment and software
  • Techniques, e.g. multispectral imaging, 3D imaging
  • Multispectral image processing
  • Large scale/mass digitization
  • Quality assurance, e.g. targets, software, automation and integration in workflows
  • Formats for preservation and access
  • Embedded metadata
  • Standards and guidelines related to digitization practices
  • Archiving, curation, and management of digitized and born digital materials, e.g. images; A/V materials; digital art policies, strategies, plans, risk management
  • Management of metadata
  • Dissemination and use, e.g. rights management, crowd sourcing, data mining
  • Business and cost models for digitization and archiving

All submitted proposals are peer reviewed by the program committee to assure that the program provides significant, timely, and authoritative information. All papers presented at Archiving 2017 are published in the conference proceedings, indexed with various services, filed with the US Library of Congress, and made available as downloadable PDFs through the IS&T digital library. Papers presented at the conference should be authoritative and complete in regard to advancing the state of knowledge in the area of digitization and archiving. The conference language is English.

Authors have the option to submit either a traditional conference paper, which is published in the proceedings only, or a paper that first appears in the Journal of Imaging Science and Technology (JIST) and then as a reprint in the Archiving 2017 Proceedings. JIST-First papers are automatically given a oral talk at the conference; JIST-First submissions that are not accepted are automatically considered for presentation.

Conference paper submission deadline: November 1, 2016

JIST-First Arch 2017 papers are submitted directly to JIST and are due by September 18, 2016.


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Cover image used - may appear on Heritage Portal homepage and as a thumbnail image associated with this item throughout the site - is House of Blackheads and St. Peter's Church Tower at dusk, Riga, Latvia. Photo by DAVID ILIFF. License: CC-BY-SA 3.0 cropped to fit.