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[ARSCLIST] Fwd: Call for Papers: Bibliographic Control of Audiovisual and Multimedia Materials, Milano, August 2009


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Call for Papers

The IFLA Audiovisual and Multimedia Section, with the endorsement of the
Bibliographic Control Division, will be holding a two hour Session next year
during the IFLA conference in Milano, Italy on the theme of "Herding Cats in
a Dust-storm: Bibliographic Control of Audiovisual and Multimedia Materials
in a Time of Rapid Change".

With the current emphasis on digitisation and the preservation of the
original carriers of audiovisual materials, it could be easy to forget the
importance of improving the discovery of, and access to, the content itself.
Yet the bibliographic control of AVM has never been more important $F6 or

The first one hundred years of AVM have seen the introduction and
obsolescence of a vast range of media technologies, yet new technologies are
coming onto the scene at an ever-increasing rate, each posing new
cataloguing problems.

Meanwhile, in the world of bibliographic control, new developments such as
digitisation, the convergence of libraries with museums, and Web 2.0 with
its increasing focus on the user, have contributed to the formulation of a
range of new conceptual standards, frameworks and methodologies, including
Functional Requirements for Bibliographical Records (FRBR), the consolidated
International Standard Bibliographic Description (ISBD), the report on
Metadata for Digital Objects, and new developments in the fields of
Classification and Indexing.

Some of the trends seem to contradict each other, eg mapping the
relationship between separate documents (film of the book, storyboard,
poster etc), versus individual cataloguing of multiple content (images,
text, movie etc) on a single carrier, or  multiple sound-tracks on a single
movie, through shot-by-shot indexing of movies, to disaggregation of digital
materials into reusable Learning Objects.

Organisational change, also, affects parts of the AVM world: many
specialised AVM archives are being absorbed into more general institutions,
and the merging of catalogues created from such different points of view
poses its own challenges.

Trying to retain control when change is so rapid, contradictory and
unpredictable has been likened to $E3herding cats in a dust-storm$E4!

The time is right for a conference session, following on from the IFLA
sessions of 2008 - $E3Rethinking Access to Information$E4 (Boston
$E3Resource Description and Access: Foundations, changes and
(Québec satellite) and $E3New challenges in bibliographic control$E4 (Québec
congress) $F6 but dedicated to the Bibliographic Control of AVM.  Proposals
are therefore invited for papers addressing the theme:

"Herding Cats in a Dust-storm: Bibliographic Control of Audiovisual and
Multimedia Materials in a Time of Rapid Change"

Please send a detailed abstract, in English, of your proposed paper (1 page
or at least 300 words), plus relevant brief biographical information on its
author(s), by 19 January 2009, via E-mail to Bruce Royan:


The abstracts will be reviewed by a Programme Committee, and Successful
proposals will be identified by 2 February 2008.

Full papers will be due by 21 April 2008 to allow time for the review and
preparation of translations. If speakers cannot produce a full paper, they
must at least prepare a substantial abstract, including references such as
URLs and bibliographies, by this date.

IFLA$E2s first preference continues to be a full paper however, and each
paper must be an original submission not published elsewhere, and no more
than 20 double spaced A4 pages in length. The paper should be in one of the
IFLA official languages.

At least one of the paper's Authors must undertake to be present* to deliver
a summary of the paper (no more than 20 minutes, including immediate
questions) during the Section's programme in Milano.

It is hoped that Simultaneous Interpretation will be available for this
session, but we strongly recommend that the presentation slides should be in
English, even if the presentation is delivered in one of the other official
languages. Authors will also be invited to participate in a Panel
Discussion, along with their fellow authors, at the end of the programme.

The nature of this session's subject matter lends itself to the use of sound
and projected imagery. The Committee would particularly welcome proposals
which offer to use such materials, and will endeavour to ensure that the
appropriate technology is available on the day.

*PLEASE NOTE that the Programme Committee has no funds to assist prospective
Authors: abstracts should only be submitted on the understanding that all
the expenses of attending the Milano conference (including travel, expenses
and conference fee) will be the responsibility of the author(s)/presenter(s)
of accepted papers. Some national professional associations may be able to
help fund certain expenses, and a small number of grants for conference
attendance may be available at:



Prof Bruce Royan, Secretary, IFLA Audiovisual & Multimedia Section

41 Greenhill Gardens, Edinburgh, EH10 4BL, UK (44) 131 447 3151


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