Call for Papers — Open Sessions
Audiovisual and Multimedia Section joint with Preservation and Conservation Section and Strategic Programme on Preservation and Conservation (PAC)
- 3 January 2019, 14:15
Theme: "It's good to preserve, it's even better to share: Sound and visual cultural heritage in local communities"
The IFLA Audiovisual and Multimedia Section, joined by the IFLA Preservation and Conservation Section and the Strategic Programme on Preservation and Conservation (PAC), invite interested professionals to submit proposals for the open session to be held during IFLA WLIC in Athens, Greece, from 24-30 August 2019.
We seek proposals that address the challenges and opportunities of creating, preserving and providing access to audiovisual artifacts and files representing local history and cultural heritage. Audiovisual materials in film, video, sound, multimedia, and virtual and augmented reality formats are on the cutting edge of library preservation discussions. At the same time, library staff are always alert for new, relevant ways to expose hidden collections and to serve . We encourage papers that address how libraries support communities and individuals in documenting and preserving their histories and heritage. We are also interested in libraries’ curating and making these collections locally and globally accessible.
Do you have unique audiovisual materials that are significant to, and used by, your local community? Are you collecting and preserving oral histories? Do you have experience holding home movie days in your town, school, or university, where community members share local history content or learn about preserving their personal film and video archives? Maybe your library opened a digital audiovisual archive with crowdsourced content and metadata. Or maybe you’re using augmented or virtual reality to “capture” cultural artifacts that are endangered or otherwise inaccessible.
Possible topics may include:
- Projects in digitizing and making available locally significant cultural artifacts in “obsolete” formats.
- Public programming in libraries that showcase local cultural heritage collections.
- Training volunteers to capture oral histories that are preserved and accessed through the library.
- Toolkits for local libraries to help individuals and communities preserve their personal and community histories
- Preservation of old video games and devices
- Best practices for preserving audiovisual cultural heritage materials, including issues of long term preservation, digital data integrity and format conversion
- Community-based projects that celebrate World Day for Audiovisual Heritage.
1. The deadline for submitting a detailed abstract (500 words) and full author details, including name, position, affiliation, and email address of each author, is 15 February 2019. Selection of papers will be based on the abstract. Each abstract will be blind reviewed by members of the Audiovisual and Multimedia Section and the Preservation and Conservation Section. Selection of papers will be based on the abstract. Presenters will be notified whether they have been successful by the 31 March 2019.
2. The full paper is due on 31 May 2019 and must be an original submission not presented or published elsewhere.
3. Both abstracts and full papers should be submitted as a MS Word file by e-mail. Fax or post should be used only as a last resort. Please do not submit PDF files.
4. Papers should be of 20 pages maximum, double spaced, and must use the template that will be available with IFLA’s 2019 Guidelines for Paper Authors and Presenters.
5. The conference will be conducted in English. All proposals, papers and presentations will be required to be in English.
6. 15 to 20 minutes will be allowed for a summary delivery of the paper in the Conference; the full written paper is not to be read.
7. It is strongly recommended that the presentation is supported by a visual element such as PowerPoint, Prezi, or other presentation software.
8. Authors should indicate their personal full contact details and include a brief biographical note with the paper.
15 February 2019 – All proposals must be received;
31 March 2019 – Successful candidates will be notified;
31 May 2019 – Submit the full paper along with the accurate title of the paper on an author permission form so that the paper may be posted online.
All proposals must be received by 15 February 2019.
Please email your abstract to:
Chair, Audiovisual and Multimedia Section
Lenita Brodin Berggren
Program Co-Coordinators, Audiovisual and Multimedia Section
At least one of the paper’s authors must be present to deliver a summary of the paper during the program in Athens. Abstracts should only be submitted with the understanding that the expenses of attending the conference will be the responsibility of the author(s)/presenter(s) of accepted papers.
Authors of accepted papers must complete the IFLA Authors’ Permission Form.
All expenses, including registration for the conference, travel, accommodation etc., are the responsibility of the authors/presenters. No financial support can be provided by IFLA, but a special invitation letter can be issued to author(s)/presenter(s) of accepted papers.
Congress Participation Grants
List of opportunities for support is available on the Conference Participation Grants webpage.