About iPres 2022

iPres is the premier and longest-running conference series on digital preservation. Since 2004, annual iPres conferences have been hosted around the globe on four continents. Celebrate the 18th conference at iPres 2022 in Glasgow, Scotland from 12th – 16th September 2022!

Over the course of five days, between 12th and 16th September 2022, for delegates participating in person the conference will take place at the impressive Technology & Innovation Centre in Glasgow city center, and those joining remotely will have access to a substantial online program. The conference brings together information scientists, students, researchers, archivists, librarians, service providers, software developers and experts.  Year on year the debate and research profiled at iPres have moved digital preservation from a technology driven niche specialism of experts to a global challenge with the community to match.


iPres 2022 is hosted by the Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC).

The DPC is an international charitable foundation which supports digital preservation, helping its members around the world to deliver resilient long-term access to digital content and services through community engagement, targeted advocacy work, training and workforce development, capacity building, good practice and standards, and through good management and governance. Our vision is a secure digital legacy. 2022 marks the 20th year of the DPC’s collaborative vision for the digital preservation community.

Organizing Committee

General Chair

Communications Co-Chair

Communications Co-Chair


The Organizing Team

General Chair

Communications Co-Chair



iPres 2022 is being delivered by the coordinated work of the Local Organizing Committee and the Program Committee.

Local Organizing Committee
The Local Organizing Committee is a small decision-making group which has been meeting since 2017. It is responsible for logistics and smooth delivery of the conference. It includes staff of the DPC as well as our professional conference organizer In Conference.

Amy Love (In Conference)
Angela Puggioni
(Digital Preservation Coalition)
Eleanor O’Leary 
(Digital Preservation Coalition)
Jo Brown (In Conference)
John McMillan
(Digital Preservation Coalition)

Louise Watson (In Conference)
Sharon McMeekin (Digital Preservation Coalition)
Sarah Middleton 
(Digital Preservation Coalition)
William Kilbride 
(Digital Preservation Coalition)

Program Committee
The Program Committee is a larger deliberative body responsible for developing the conference themes and ensuring the quality and design of the conference program. It includes members of the DPC from around the world as well as future and previous conference hosts. 

General Chair
William Kilbride (Digital Preservation Coalition)

John McMillan (Digital Preservation Coalition)

Communications Team
Ali Hayes-Brady (Monash University)
Angela Puggioni (Digital Preservation Coalition)
Sarah Middleton (Digital Preservation Coalition)
Tracy Seneca (University of Illinois at Chicago Libraries) 

Workshops & Tutorials Chairs
Arif Shaon (Qatar National Library)
Holly Wright (Archaeology Data Service)
Perla Innocenti (University of Strathclyde)

Posters & Lightning Talk Chairs
Elizabeth Kata (International Atomic Energy Agency)
James Doig (National Archives of Australia)
Hannah Smith (Historic Environment Scotland)

Papers & Panels Chairs
James Lowry (Queens College, City University of New York)
Michael Popham (Digital Preservation Coalition)
Tricia Patterson (Harvard University)
Micky Lindlar (TIB – Leibniz Information Centre for Science and Technology)

Legacy Chairs
Garth Stewart (National Records of Scotland)
Lorna Hughes (University of Glasgow)

Hackathon Chairs
Kieran O’Leary (National Library of Ireland)
Klaus Rechert (University of Freiburg)
Leontien Talboom (University College London, The National Archives)

Remote Participation Chairs
Alina Karlos (University of Namibia)
Belinda Chan (National Library Board, Singapore)
Shira Peltzman (University of California Los Angeles)

First Time Participation Chairs
Alexis Tindall (University of Adelaide Library)
Caroline Catchpole (The National Archives)
Heather Tompkins (Library and Archives Canada)
Jaye Weatherburn (Digital Preservation Coalition)
Marcel Ras (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)
Ali Hayes-Brady (Monash University) 

Committee Members
David Underdown (The National Archives)
Euan Cochrane (Yale University Library)
Helen Hockx-Yu (University of Notre Dame)
Irina Hope (Digital Curation Centre)
Kai Naumann (State Archives of Baden-Württemberg)
Ruby Martinez (University of Illinois)

Executive Board
Kate Murray (Library of Congress)
Tim Keefe (Chester Beatty Library)


The 18th iPRES conference will take place at the inspiring Technology & Innovation Centre (TIC) in Glasgow City Centre. A purpose built and state of the art conference facility, the TIC has capacity for 450 delegates in a range of versatile spaces and is ideally placed for visitors to Glasgow.