13 January 2012


Call for papers: The Memory of the World in the Digital Age: Digitization and Preservation

Memory of the World 2012

26 to 28 September 2012
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

UNESCO's Memory of the World Programme, in cooperation with the School of Library, Archival and Information Studies and with the Library of the University of British Columbia, and in partnership with IFLA, ICA, ICOM, WIPO, Google, Microsoft and others, is sponsoring a three-day conference concerning the preservation of documentary heritage. This Conference will provide a platform to showcase major initiatives that could lead to synergies both in research and implementation. An open, dedicated space will be soon established on UNESCO's CI website for this event which will provide a restricted area to share documents.

 Digitization and Preservation Prospective speakers are invited to submit abstracts of proposed presentations in any areas related to The Challenges listed in this Call for Papers. The presentations should be about original work or research findings/recommendations and take the form of either a traditional paper or an interactive tutorial, seminar, or workshop.

All abstracts will be reviewed by the Conference Programme Committee to ensure that the programme provides significant, timely, and authoritative information. The traditional papers will be allotted 20-minute each and delivered in thematic sessions concluded by a commentary and a discussion. The tutorials, seminars or workshops will be allotted 3 hours each.

The presentations should advance the state of knowledge in the areas and issues described in this flyer. The conference languages are English and French.

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Cultural heritage, Digital preservation, Preservation, Canada

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