Archiving 2021 Online: Call for Papers



The conference's interdisciplinary focus creates a rich environment for information exchange and presentation of the latest research results on digitization and curation. Archiving investigates new technologies, strategies, and policies and reports on successful projects that can serve as benchmarks in the field and explore different platforms and ways to visualize collection data, allowing for deeper connections with collections.


Archiving includes Short Courses, virtual Behind-the-Scenes Tours; Exhibits; a robust Technical Papers Program; and vibrant networking opportunities.
Short courses will occur 9-18 June; the technical program occurs 21-24 June.

  • All courses and technical talks are presented live, with real-time text commenting, and Q&A. Recordings of live sessions will be available to attendees until 30 September 2021.


Authors may submit abstracts describing original work, including updates to existing projects or projects in progress, as well as completed projects, in technical areas related to 2D, 3D, and AV materials in:

  • Imaging / Digitization
  • Preservation / Archiving
  • Access to 2D, 3D, and AV materials
  • Management and Partnerships


Submission Deadline: 5 April 2021
Submission Format: 1-2 page extended abstract
Review Format: Peer-review

Your proposal can include the following:

  • Original work
  • An update or addition to previous work
  • Updates to existing projects or projects in progress, as well as completed projects
  • Lessons learned: approaches that turned out to be less than optimal and shared as learning experiences of what not to do.

If accepted, authors may submit a full 4-6 page paper for publication in the conference proceedings or a revised 1-2 page extended abstract to be provided to registrants but not published in the Archiving Proceedings in the IS&T Digital Library.
All papers presented at Archiving 2021 are published Open Access.