Personal Digital Archiving 2017

March 29-31, 2017
Stanford University
Palo Alto, CA

Video recordings from PDA 2017 are now available via Internet Archive! These recordings were made possible through the generosity of Stanford Historical Society. The PDA conference itself was made possible through the support of Stanford University Libraries' Special Collections & University Archives, Digital Libraries Systems & Services, Center for Interdisciplinary Digital Research, and ePADD.

Come to PDA 2017!

Stanford University Libraries is pleased to host the PDA 2017 conference. Stanford University is located in Palo Alto, CA, in the heart of Silicon Valley, and a short commuter train ride from San Francisco.

We are thrilled to announce our keynote speakers: Gary Wolf and Kim Christen!

As the centrality of personal digital archives and the ubiquity of digital content grows, librarians, archivists, scholars, students, activists, and those who fill the role of the "family IT person," have to deal with how to best select, preserve, and manage digital material. PDA 2017 seeks to host a discussion across domains focusing on how to best manage personal digital material, be it at a large institution or in a home office.

PDA 2017 will showcase both current and emerging scholarship on personal information management and personal digital archiving, as well as exciting and innovative projects and programs. Participants will include a wide-range of people and organizations. 

The conference will consist of presentations, panel discussions, poster presentations and hands-on workshops. 

Who should attend?

  • community organizations focused on gathering oral histories or other local collections
  • scholars, researchers and graduate students of all levels in all related disciplines
  • those preserving familial material, activist groups, hobbyists, and tool developers
  • information professionals such as archivists, librarians, and curators

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Stanford University Libraries is pleased to have the Coalition for Networked Information serve as a collaborator for this conference.

Personal Digital Archiving 2017 is an inclusive, friendly, and safe collaboration opportunity. We are committed to helpful and respectful communication. We are dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion. We do not tolerate harassment of event participants in any form. Sexual or discriminatory language and imagery is not appropriate for any event venue, including talks and associated social events. Participants at an event violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled at the discretion of the organizers, and their details provided to partner institutions and events.

Adapted from the Digital Library Federation and Project Hydra, and based on the example policy from the Geek Feminism wiki and the CodeofConduct4Lib. For more information, see our full Code of Conduct.