2016 Conference

11th Annual Best Practices Exchange (BPE)

The 11th annual Best Practices Exchange (BPE) will took place in Sacramento, California, on November 1-3, 2016.

The BPE is an ‘un’conference, an informal gathering, of practitioners with a focus on managing, preserving, and providing access to digital information. The Exchange provides an opportunity to discuss real-world experiences, including best practices and lessons learned. Past attendees include librarians, archivists, information technologists, educators, and researchers and is largely made up of folks from Government and University Archives and Libraries.

2016 Schedule


Web Archiving in Academia: Collection Strategies Beyond the Institutional Domain
Kevin C. Miller, University Archivist, University of California, Davis

Transforming Online Mail with Embedded Semantics (TOMES)
Camille Tyndall Watson, Digital Archivist, State Archives of North Carolina

What’s WARC Got to Do with It?: Managing Federal Records
Rachel Sutcliffe, Archivist and Esther Hidalgo, Archivist, National Archives and Records Administration

Don’t Just Ask, Ask for Proof: Testing Digital Preservation Systems
Camille Tyndall Watson, Digital Archivist, State Archives of North Carolina

After Ingest; Appraisal, Processing and Access – The Next Steps of the ERTF
Carol Kussmann, Digital Preservation Analyst, University of Minnesota Libraries

Simple techniques for customizing a Digital Repository Public Interface using CSS
Brian Thomas, Electronic Records Specialist, Texas State Library and Archives Commission