Call for Papers

Program Topics

Authors are invited to submit a minimum 2-page abstract (not including references and bio) using the Archiving Submission Template as a base (all sections MUST be addressed) for peer-review describing original work in technical areas related to 2D, 3D, and AV materials.  Papers may also address business and cost models; collaborations and partnerships; best practices, lessons learned, and case studies. Submissions are welcome in, but not limited to, the following areas. 

Digitization / Imaging
  • New developments in digitization technologies and workflows
  • Advanced imaging techniques and image processing, e.g., multispectral imaging, 3D imaging, software
  • Large scale/mass digitization and workflow management systems
  • Quality assurance and control of digitization workflow, e.g., data, targets, software, automation, integration
Preservation / Archiving
  • Management of metadata; adapting to and crosswalking cataloging
  • Archival and preservation models and workflows
  • Emulation, containerization, and normalization
  • Formats, specifications, and systems
  • Computational techniques for analyzing and processing collections at scale
  • Repository assessment; standards and guidelines for preservation processes, archiving methods, new ISO standards, adapting institutional processes to meet new external standards
  • Email and web archiving

Access / Presentation
  • Dissemination/use of digitized/imaged materials, e.g., rights management, crowdsourcing, data mining, data visualization
  • Deep learning algorithms to improve search results; AI, machine learning, etc.
  • Data visualization and automated programming interface (API) e.g. IIIF, Tableau, Storymaps
  • Open access and open data strategies
  • Integration of linked open [usable] data (LOD/LOUD)/Open source solutions
  • New methods for storytelling
  • Online exhibits and associated metadata
  • Prototypes and work-in-progress

Management and Assessment

  • Policies, strategies, plans, and risk management; repository assessment
  • Work models: adaptation and opportunities in a hybrid model

In recognition of some continued limitations within lab and in-person environments, we will still consider a selection of submissions that may be more focused on significant updates or additions to existing projects or projects in progress; lessons learned are also welcome, including approaches that turned out to be less than optimal (lessons of what not to do).


All submitted proposals are peer-reviewed to ensure that the program provides significant, timely, and authoritative information. 

  • Papers presented at the conference should be complete in regard to advancing the state of knowledge in the area of cultural heritage archiving.
  • All papers presented at Archiving 2023 are published Open Access in the conference proceedings, indexed with various services, filed with the US Library of Congress, and made available as downloadable PDFs through the IS&T Digital Library. Authors may also post the authoritative version of accepted papers in repositories and on websites.
  • Authors are expected to adhere to the guidelines and ethics found in the IS&T Publication Policy .
  • To help support free access to manuscripts, a paid conference registration is required for each paper presented.
  • The conference language is English.