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Subject: Call for papers--ICOM/CIDOC Annual Conference

Call for papers--ICOM/CIDOC Annual Conference

From: Hans Rengman <hr>
Date: Friday, December 14, 2007
"The Digital Curation of Cultural Heritage"
ICOM/CIDOC Annual Conference
Athens, Greece 2008

The CIDOC annual meeting will be held in Athens, Greece from
September 15 to 18, 2008 and will be organized by the Hellenic
Committee of ICOM and the Benaki Museum. Please find additional
information in French and English below.

Theme: "The Digital Curation of Cultural Heritage"

Digital curation emerged as an important new concept in the theory
and management of cultural information. It covers all of the actions
needed to maintain digitised and born-digital cultural objects and
data, going beyond digital preservation to encompass their
utilisation in the context of their entire life cycle, from
acquisition and appraisal to exhibition, learning and commercial

The focus of CIDOC 2008 on the digital curation of cultural heritage
will allow curators, collection managers, documentalists, archivists
and museum information specialists to explore a broad range of
theoretical, methodological, professional practice and technological
issuers related to the appraisal, digitisation, management,
representation, access and use of digital cultural assets, such as
those increasingly becoming part of museum information systems and
digital archives.

A core emphasis of the meeting will be to understand and
re-contextualise the know-how and history of established curatorial
practice in museums, and memory institutions, in general, in the new
field of digital cultural heritage; to review and discuss the
applicability of standards- and good practice-related work in the
context of managing digital cultural information; and to identify
and explore the issues, methods and challenges involved with the
development of new genres and contexts of virtual exhibition,
e-learning and technology-enhanced services for scholarship and

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Call for papers

We invite you to submit an abstract of your paper. The abstract
should be written in English and be in electronic form. It should be
sent to the papers [at] cidoc2008__gr>papers [at] cidoc2008__gr, with "CIDOC
2008 abstract" in the subject field.

Written abstract instructions:

    An abstract must include a title
    An abstract should not be longer than 500 words
    Structure: introduction, objectives, conclusion

The following information has to be included:

    Name and surname of the author(s)
    Address of the institution (street, post code, city, telephone
    and fax no.)
    Email address of the author to which further information will be

The deadline for submission of abstracts is February 22, 2008.
Authors will be notified of acceptance by March 22, 2008.

Contributions may take one of the following formats: full length
paper (20 minutes including question time) or short paper (10
minutes) on a subject related to the theme of the conference.

The complete text of the paper should be sent by May 31, 2008, in
English or French and in electronic form only, to
papers [at] cidoc2008__gr.

Christian-Emil Ore

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Received on Friday, 14 December, 2007

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