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Future Perfect Conference 2012: Digital Preservation by Design
Museum of New Zealand, Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington, NZ
26 – 27 March 2012

Call for Contributions now open
The Digital Preservation by Design theme of Future Perfect 2012 seeks to
stimulate discussion about how, when and why influencing the design of
systems can ensure that today’s information is available tomorrow.
The call for contributions is now open and we welcome proposals for
original presentations and demonstrations on the following topics:

-Where do we start with digital preservation – create a custom-made
system or buy off the peg? 
-Who should do digital preservation? Where does preservation fit in the
wider organisational context? 
-Case studies of working across disciplines, organisations and the
lifecycle of information to ensure that information is successfully
preserved (e.g. creating preservation ready objects, including preservation
requirements in business systems, taking a cooperative approach to
-How do you identify your digital content – using preservation formats
and format libraries 
-What are we preserving and how? Are we preserving appearance, structure,
behaviour or content? 
-Repository examples, requirements and examples of innovation 
-Challenges of preserving data and databases 
-What tools are in use and what skills are essential? 
-Opening up data and information through standards 

We want to hear about innovations, success stories, war stories and
challenges. Your submission can be in the form of a presentation or
demonstration. If you would like to discuss your idea before submitting
your proposal, please contact us. More information can be found on our
conference website 


Please submit the following information:
Title of session
Session type (presentation, panel, demonstration, etc)
Abstract (100-300 words)
Personal Profile (100-200 words)

The deadline for submission of abstracts and accompanying documentation is
August 31st 2011.

Send details to:
Mick Crouch, Conference Convener
Email: [log in to unmask] 
Phone: +64 4 496 1389

We look forward to discussing ideas for contributions and receiving

Many thanks,