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Cal for papers--IFLA

From: Jeanne Drewes <jdre<-a>
Date: Monday, November 17, 2014
Call for papers
IFLA World Library and Information Congress
81st IFLA General Conference and Assembly
15-21 August 2015, Cape Town, South Africa

Joint session by the Preservation and Conservation Section and
Information Technology Section

Theme: 10 years of development to collect, preserve and access
Web-Sites: Ready to go for everyone!?

The World Wide Web becomes more and more important as a source for
cultural heritage testimonials, which have to be collected and
preserved by national libraries and other legally mandated bodies.
And increasingly this is not only an issue for large institutions
but also for many smaller organizations with limited resources and
very specific collection profiles.  So the need to include Web-Sites
in the collection of memory institutions is an increasing demand.

Contrary to physical resources, the initial step to ingest materials
like Web-Sites is the most important one in order to validate the
technical completeness and usability for the long run.  Even small
failures like missing information can lead to limitations, when one
tries to open the file at later time.  This means that the selection
process has to be done carefully, taking into account technical and
quality aspects.  In the meantime, especially around the initiative
of the International Internet Preservation Consortium (IIPC) and
several other (inter)national projects, powerful new open source
toolsets are available, which facilitate the collection,
preservation and access to web-sites.  These toolsets largely rely
on the existing web archiving standards.

For this session we are looking for good examples of services and
solutions demonstrating the use and benefits of the current tool
family which enable libraries--especially smaller institutions - to
initiate new services with a limited amount of effort.

Proposals for papers should be no more than one page in length.  If
selected, speakers will have 15-20 minutes to present their results
and 5 minutes for a question and answer period during the conference

Proposals should include the following information:

    Name, title, and institution of speaker(s)

    Title of proposed presentation

    Address and email address of speaker(s)

    Brief biographical statement about each speaker including
    information about the qualifications of the speaker to address
    the proposed topic

    One or two paragraph synopsis of the main points of the paper
    including an outline of the takeaways a conference attendee will
    obtain by having the topic presented at the conference

    Language of presentation

    Contact information for response to the proposal

Proposals should be sent by 27 February, 2015 to Dr Alenka
Kavcic-Colic <alenka.kavcic<-a t->nuk< . >uni-lj< . >si>.  The subject line of all
submissions should be "IFLA_PCS_ITS_" followed by your last name.
For example, "IFLA_PCS_ITS_Surname"

The contact person for each proposal will be informed by 14 March,
2014 whether their proposal has been accepted or not.  The authors
will be required to submit the full paper, at least 5 pages in
length for inclusion in the program.  It must be written in one the
official languages of IFLA and is due by 15 May, 2015.

Please note:

    The committee is looking for papers that present real-world
    solutions.  Papers that focus on solutions that are usable in
    multiple library contexts will receive higher consideration for
    inclusion in the conference program.  Papers that are strictly
    theoretical or inapplicable to other environmental contexts are
    less likely to be accepted for inclusion in the program

    Every paper accepted must be presented in person by one of the
    authors at the WLIC in Cape Town

    Authors are required to permit non-exclusive publication of
    papers chosen for this session on the IFLA website and digital
    library.  Papers that are accepted but not presented in person
    at the conference will not be made available on the official
    conference website nor will they be considered for nomination as
    a best paper of the conference

    All speaker expenses, including registration for the conference,
    travel, accommodation, etc., are the responsibility of the
    authors/presenters.  No financial support can be provided by

Jeanne Drewes
Binding and Collections Care Division/ Deacidification Program
Library of Congress
101 Independence Ave. S.E.
Washington, DC 20540-4520
Fax: 202-707-3434

                  Conservation DistList Instance 28:25
                 Distributed: Friday, November 21, 2014
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Received on Monday, 17 November, 2014

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