Important Dates

JIST-first Deadline Sept. 18, 2016
Submission Deadline Nov. 21, 2016
Notification of Acceptance mid Dec. 2016
Early Registration Ends
April 19, 2017
Short Courses Start May 15, 2017
Conference Starts
May 16, 2017


House of the Blackheads in Old Town Riga Archiving 2017

May 15 – 18, 2017
Riga, Latvia

The IS&T Archiving Conference 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 2017 is a blend of short courses, keynote talks, peer-reviewed oral and interactive (poster) presentations, an exhibit, and social events offering attendees a unique opportunity for gaining and exchanging knowledge and building networks among professionals.

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Monday May 15, 2017

SHORT Courses
See Short Course tab for detailed listing and times of short courses.


17:45 – 19:45
Latvian Museum of Photography
Join colleagues to enjoy the permanent collection of the museum as well as enjoy its current show "Sparks" featuring works by Polish photographer Wiktoria Wojciechowska. The exhibit is part of the Riga Photomonth 2017 program. "Sparks" addresses the ongoing war in Ukraine. Portraits of young soldiers juxtaposed with their own words as well as multimedia pieces make up this project that looks at the universal truths of being human, growing up, confronting war, dying, and/or being determined by gender roles. 

Tuesday May 16, 2017

9:00 – 10:25

Welcome and Opening Panel

Welcome Remarks

State-of-the-Art of Archiving in the Baltics,

Join moderator Uldis Zarins, director of development at the National Library of Latvia, formerly manager of The European Library, and panelists Rimvydas Laužikas, professor at Vilnius University, and Raivo Ruusalepp, director of development at the National Library of Estonia, Arturs Zogla, head of digital library at National Library of Latvia for a discussion about archiving in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania.

11:05  – 12:20
Asset and Collection Management I

My Precious Information – How to Preserve It?, Anssi Jääskeläinen, Miia Kosonen, and Liisa Uosukainen, Mikkeli University of Applied Sciences (Finland)

TIFF in Archives: A Survey about Existing Files in Memory Institutions, Peter Fornaro, Lukas Rosenthaler, and Erwin Zbinden, University of Basel, and Martin Kaiser, KOST-CECO (Switzerland)

Archiving Websites Containing Streaming Media, Howard Besser, New York University (USA)

12:20 – 12:40
Exhibitor Profiles


12:40 – 14:00 GROUP LUNCH, Restaurant Klīversala within the LNB

14:00 – 15:15
Advanced Imaging I

From Closed Testaments to Books: Virtual X-Ray Reading as Alternate Digitization Technology for Fragile Documents, Fauzia  Albertin1, Marilisa Romito1, Eva Peccenini2,3,4, Matteo Bettuzzi2,3,4, Rosa Brancaccio2,3,4, Maria Pia Morigi2,3,4, Monica Del Rio5, Dorit Raines6, Giorgio Margaritondo1, and Demetri Psaltis1; 1École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) (Switzerland), 2"E. Fermi" Center, 3University of Bologna, 4Italian National Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN), 5Venetian State Archive, and 6University of Ca’ Foscari (Italy)

Precise 3D Documentation—Between the Need of a High Resolution and the Limit of Visualization Possibilities, Eryk Bunsch, Museum of King Jan III's Palace at Wilanow, and Robert Sitnik, Warsaw University of Technology (Poland)

Image based Relighting Using Environment Maps, Michael Tetzlaff and Gary Meyer, University of Minnesota (USA)

15:55 – 17:10
Access, Dissemination, and Use I

Simple Image Presentation Framework (SIPI)—An IIIF-based Image-Server, Lukas Rosenthaler, Peter Fornaro, and Andrea Bianco, University of Basel (Switzerland)

Content-based Interoperability: Beyond the Merely Technical Specifications of Interfaces,  Tobias Schweizer, Lukas Rosenthaler, and Peter Fornaro, University of Basel (Switzerland)

Advances in Integrated Research Infrastructures for Science and Humanities Linked Data, Fenella France, Library of Congress (USA)

Wednesday May 17, 2017

9:00 – 10:10
Wednesday Keynote

Collecting and Preserving the Born-Digital Heritage – New Aspects of an Old Challenge, Raivo Ruusalepp, National Library of Estonia (Estonia)

10:10 – 10:30
Interactive paper Previews

A Bottom-up Approach to Carry out Pre-Studies for the Implementation of Electronic Archives – A Case Study from a Swedish Municipality, Hugo Quisbert, ArkivIT (Sweden)

Using 3D Digitization in the Preservation of Industrial and Agricultural Heritage, Tine Verroken, Bert Lemmens, and Renee Mestdagh (Belgium)

Open Source Software to Manage Digitalization Projects—The Kitodo Example, Frank Ulrich Weber1 and Michael Luetgen1,2; 1Zeutschel GmbH and 2Kitodo - Key to digital objects e.V. (Germany) 

Digital Color Restoration from Slide Images which use the Color Target Kodak Q-13, Alexandre Leão, UFMG - Federal University of Minas Gerais (Brazil)

Set of Methodologies for Archive Film Digitization and Restoration with Examples of Their Application in ORWO Region, Karel Fliegel, Stanislav Vítek, and Petr Páta, Czech Technical University in Prague; and Miloslav Novák, Jiri Myslik, Josef Pecak, and Marek Jicha, Film and TV School of Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (Czech Republic)

Implementing a Video Framework based on IIIF: A Customized Approach from Long-Term Preservation Video Formats to Conversion on Demand, Julien Raemy1,2, Peter Fornaro1, and Lukas Rosenthaler1; 1University of Basel and 2Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) (Switzerland)

Developing ARCLib—An Open Source Solution for a Bit-level and Logical Long-term Preservation, Andrea Miranda, Charles University, and Zdenek Hruska, Moravian Library (Czech Republic)

10:30 – 11:20  Interactive Paper (Poster) Session and coffee

11:20 – 12:35
Imaging Performance and Standards I

Automatization in (Mass) Digitization QA-workflows, Martina Hoffmann, National Library of the Netherlands (the Netherlands)

Extensions to OpenDICE: Batch Image Processing and Large Size Target Support, Lei He, Library of Congress (USA)

Evaluating Perceived Capture Quality for the Digitization of Cultural Heritage Objects, Susan Farnand, Rochester Institute of Technology (USA)


12:35 – 13:45 GROUP LUNCH, Restaurant Klīversala (LNB)

13:45 – 15:00
Asset and Collection Management II

Work Ethics for the Digitizer. Opportunities and Best Practices for Production of Digital Archives: The Working Experience of the Photographic Archive of Pompeii, Patrizio Gianferro, University degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza, and  Rosa Myriam De Lillo, Luigi Sturzo Institute (Italy)

A New Tool for Context Metadata Collection and Management for Computational Photography Projects, Carla Schroer and Mark Mudge, Cultural Heritage Imaging (USA), and Erich Leisch and Martin Doer, Institute for
Computer Science, FORTH (Greece)

Identifying Top Performing TF*IDF Classifiers Using the CNN Corpus, Marie Vans and Steven Simske, HP Inc. (USA)


15:30 – 17:30 Behind-the-Scenes Tours

19:00 – 21:30 Conference Reception

Thursday May 18, 2017

9:00 – 10:00
Thursday Keynote

Resonating Spaces: 3D Imaging of the Berlin Philharmonie, Chris Edwards, Getty Research Institute (USA)

The Getty Research Institute’s (GRI) exhibition Berlin/LA: Space for Music (April 25–July 30, 2017) celebrates the 50th anniversary of the sister city partnership between West Berlin and Los Angeles by focusing on two buildings that have captured the public imagination and become iconic features of the urban landscape of both cities: the Berlin Philharmonic (1963), designed by Hans Scharoun, and the Walt Disney Concert Hall (2003), designed by Frank Gehry. Original physical working models created by Gehry in designing the Walt Disney Concert Hall give visitors insight into how its expansive interior was created, however no working or presentation models of Scharoun’s Philharmonie are extant. The interior of Hans Scharoun’s Berlin Philharmonic, which ranks among the most influential concert hall designs of the 20th century, is a very complex and multifaceted space. The bold decision made by the GRI’s curatorial team to commission a 3D digital and printed model of the Philharmonic interior allows the curators to communicate to gallery visitors the innovative nature of this complex space in a manner much more evocative than photographs alone could convey, making this a truly groundbreaking undertaking.

10:00 – 12:45
Advanced Imaging II

Reflectance Transformation Imaging in Daguerreotype Investigation, Hembo Pagi1, James Miles 2, Andres Uueni1, Stephen Hogarth3, and Kadi Sikka4; 1Archaeovision (Estonia) 2Arcaeovision (UK), (Canada) and 4Estonian Photographic Heritage Society (Estonia)

Advances in Spectral Imaging Curve Analysis for Humanities Studies and Heritage Science, Fenella France, Library of Congress (USA)

Next Generation Camera Calibration Target for Archiving, David Wyble, Avian Rochester, LLC (USA)

The Documentation and Investigation of Surface Deposits on a Tutankamun’s Pottery Jar Using Advanced Imaging Techniques, Mahmoud Hassan, Grand Egyptian Museum (Egypt)

The Combination of 3D and Multispectral Imaging for Scientific Visualization—Tool for Conservation and Heritage Specialists, Andres Uueni and Hilkka Hiiop, Estonian Academy of Arts (Estonia)

12:45 – 14:00 GROUP LUNCH, Restaurant Klīversala within the LNB

14:00 – 15:15
Access, Dissemination, and Use II

Unlocking the Archive: The US Defense Department’s Analysis & Implementation of its Authority to Publicly Release Audiovisual Records, Julia Hickey, Defense Media Activity (USA)

Using a Large Set of Weak Classifiers for Text Analytics, Steven Simske and Marie Vans, HP Inc. (USA)

The Evolution of the US National Archives Catalog: From Access to Engagement, Michael Horsley, National Archives and Records Administration (USA)

15:45 – 17:15
Imaging Performance and Standards II

JPEG2000 as a Preservation Format for Digitization: Lessons Learned from a Library, Laurent Duplouy, Bibliothèque Nationale de France (France)

Automation of Data Integrity Checks in QA for Mass Digitization—A Case Study, Martijn van der Kaaij, Heron Information Management LLP (UK)

A Decade of Experience with Digital Imaging Performance Guidelines: The Good, the Bad and the Missing?, Don Williams, Image Science Associates, and Peter Burns, Burns Digital Imaging (USA)


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