Session theme: The WLIC conference theme “Future Libraries, Infinite Possibilities” and the Newspapers Section open session theme “News for the future: Dissemination, harvesting, archiving, and retrieving” highlights the consequences of digital technology in news creation, production, and dissemination as well as on the post-dissemination fate of news such as preservation of digital and hard assets, collection management, storage of physical and digital content, access and use of digital and physical news collections, and similar fates.
- Production of electronic news media
- New business models for news preservation
- Collaborative news production and preservation
- Collecting digital media including e-delivery, web-harvesting, legal deposit
- News metadata capture and enrichment including news industry standards such as NITF, NewsML, hNews, etc as well as traditional library standards such as METS, MODS, ALTO, PREMIS, MIX, etc
- Digitisation of historical news and newspapers
- Presentation of and access to digital news collections including crowdsourcing
- Collaboration of libraries, archives, and museums in the preservation of news
Please note: Papers for the conference should be written and presented in English. Proposals should be no more than 300 words in length and must be submitted to Mona Løkås (firstname.lastname@example.org), Mazelan Anuar (email@example.com), and Sue Kellerman (firstname.lastname@example.org) of the Newspapers Section on or before January 31, 2013. Authors of accepted proposals will be notified by March 4, 2013. The full paper and accompanying presentation slides must be completed and submitted to IFLA before June 2013. The papers must be original submissions and not published elsewhere.
31 Jan 2013 Abstracts due4 Mar 2013 Acceptance notices sent to authors30 Jun 2013 Completed papers and presentation submitted.