Keynote Speakers

Dr. Luciana Duranti
Dr. Luciana Duranti is Chair of Archival Studies at the School of Library, Archival and Information Studies of the University of British Columbia (UBC), and a Professor of archival theory, diplomatics, and the management of digital records in both its master’s and doctoral archival programs. Duranti is Director of the Centre for the International Study of Contemporary Records and Archives ( and of InterPARES, the largest and longest living publicly funded research project on the long-term preservation of authentic electronic records (1998-2019). She is also director of the Records in the Clouds Project (2012-2016), and co-director of “The Law of Evidence in the Digital Environment” Project (2012-2015).


Jamie Shiers
Jamie Shiers played a key role in the hardening of the distributed computing services needed by the Large Hadron Collider for much of the past decade. With the announcement of the discovery of a (then) Higgs-like particle on 4th July 2012, this task was clearly over. He has since moved to tackle long-term data and knowledge preservation, including peer to peer collaboration with other disciplines and projects, ranging from arts and humanities to other areas of science.