Important Dates

JIST-first Deadline Nov. 20, 2017
Submission Deadline Nov. 20, 2017
Notification of Acceptance late Dec. 2017
Final Manuscripts Due
March 5, 2018
Conference Starts April 17, 2018

Archiving 2018:
Digitization Preservation, and Access

April 17-20, 2018

National Archives, Washington, DC

Digitization and Archiving 2018: Digitization, Preservation, and Access brings together an international community of imaging experts and technicians as well as curators, managers, and researchers from libraries, archives, museums, records management repositories, information technology institutions, and commercial enterprises to explore and discuss the field of digitization of cultural heritage and archiving. The conference presents the latest research results on digitization and curation, provides a forum to explore new strategies and policies, and reports on successful projects that can serve as benchmarks in the field. Archiving 2018 is a blend of short courses, invited focal papers, keynote talks, and peer-reviewed oral and interactive display presentations, offering attendees a unique opportunity for gaining and exchanging knowledge and building networks among professionals.

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Venue and Logistics

The National Archives—home to the US Declaration of Independence and Constitution—will host Archiving 2018.

Located in the heart of Washington, DC, the National Archives borders the National Mall, home to many of the Smithsonian Museums and the National Gallery of Art. Numerous cultural heritage institutions, the US Capitol, the White House, other government departments, national monuments, restaurants, and Metro transit stations are within easy walking distance. The 2018 meeting occurs at the end of the Cherry Blossom Festival, when the city’s gardens and parks come alive with blooms.

Lodging Accommodation

Details on the conference lodging options will be by mid-November on the conference website.

Airport Information

For planning purposes, attendees may arrive at any of the three Washington, DC airports.
  • Reagan National Airport (DCA) is 14 miles from the hotel. It offers the convenience of Metro access to Silver Spring with one train change and taxi rates of ~$35.
  • Baltimore Washington International Airport (BWI) is 32 miles from the hotel by shuttle (~$30) or taxi (~$80); there is also a $7 bus to the Greenbelt Metro, with one Metro train change enroute. 
  • Dulles International Airport (IAD) is 30 miles from the hotel and hosts the most international flights. Shuttle/metro, shuttle (~$35), and taxi (~$80) service are all available from IAD.

Getting to National Archives

Metro  ( National Archives is served by the Gallery Place/Chinatown Staion (Red line) and Archives/Navy-Memorial/Penn Quarter Station (Yellow and Green lines).

Parking There is no parking at NARA itself. Street parking is limited both in terms of length of time and availability. Garage parking is recommended.


The average temperature in April is 57°F/14°C. Some rain can be expected.

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Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, sexual orientation, etc., as well as deliberate intimidation; stalking; harassing photography, recording, or postings; sustained disruption of talks or other events; inappropriate physical contact; and unwelcome sexual attention. Please note that the use of sexual language and/or imagery is never appropriate, including within conference talks, online exchanges, or the awarding of prizes. Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.

Those participating in IS&T activities who violate these or IS&T’s Publications Policy may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference and/or membership without a refund at the discretion of IS&T. If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact the IS&T Executive Director or e-mail immediately. Please note that all reports are kept confidential and only shared with those who “need to know”; retaliation in any form against anyone reporting an incident of harassment, independent of the outcome, will not be tolerated.

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