The Third International Conference on Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage - DiPP2013 was held from 18 to 21 September 2013 in the Regional Museum of History and the P.R. Slaveykov Regional People's Library in Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria. The forum was attended by more than 90 people from all over the world. 33 papers and numerous national and international projects on digitisation and digital preservation of cultural and scientific heritage were presented. The forum was attended by more than 15 young researchers and PhD students, including 10 with papers. Leading experts in the field of digital presentation and preservation of the cultural and historical heritage from the United States, Czech Republic, France, Hungary, Russia, Greece, Romania, Ukraine, etc., gave talks at the conference.

DiPP2013 is organized under the patronage of UNESCO and is partly funded by the Ministry of Education and Science of Bulgaria. Special attention was given to the session "Veliko Tarnovo - a candidate for European capital of culture 2019", which will present the initiative to promote the region on the European and international cultural scene.

The DIPP2013 papers were published in a volume of proceedings of the conference as well as online at the official web site of the conference: http://dipp2013.math.bas.bg. The web site also contains information on the objectives and subject areas of the conference, accompanying events, programme, programme committee, participants, etc.