The workshop has concluded, and a summary of the workshop is available from D-Lib Magazine. The workshop proceedings are made freely available from this website.

Digital Preservation (DP) research is often driven by traditional needs and approaches to solve the challenges arising. This is partially due to the rather traditional settings in which the challenges of obsolescence of digital objects have first been identified and dealt with, as well as partially due to the high levels of quality and auditability that these mostly very professional settings require.

But increasingly we are facing non-traditional DP challenges, ranging from non-traditional data collection (such as the Web, especially Web 2.0) to non-traditional institutions and actors, such as SMEs or private/home users. Additionally, non-traditional approaches to maintain digital objects, such as retargetable binary code or self-aware objects are gaining momentum.

This full-day workshop aims to provide a forum where researchers can share and discuss the latest innovations in DP by non-traditional methods. Topics include but are not limited to:

InDP 2009 will be held in conjunction with the ACM/IEEE-CS Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL) in Austin, Texas on June 19, 2009.

Paper Submissions

Authors are invited to submit original, unpublished research on innovative approaches to digital preservation. Full papers should not exceed 10 pages. Less mature work or research that is in an early stage should be limited to 4 pages. We also solicit position papers that should be limited to 4 pages.

Papers should be written in English and conform to the ACM formatting templates. All submissions should be in PDF format.

All submissions must be received by Apr 23. All papers will be reviewed by at least 3 members of the program committee. Notification of accepted papers will be sent to authors on May 20. Authors of accepted papers will present their work at the workshop.

Submit your papers to the on-line submission system.


All are welcome to this workshop. You may register online anytime before June 19, 2009. You may also register in person at JCDL.


ACM/IEEE Member: $250
Non-member: $300
Student: $150