IFLA WLIC 2013 Singapore | DISASTERS AND LIBRARIES | Calls for papers

 

Call for Papers:

DISASTERS AND LIBRARIES

Prevention, intervention, reconstruction of the paper and digital collections and infrastructures after a disaster

Preservation and conservation section
August 14-15, 2013, Suntec International Convention & Exhibition centre , Singapore

The main purpose of this satellite conference is to present the solutions find in the libraries and archives to deal with disaster focuses on the use of the new technologies to limit the damages, the role of the regional and international cooperation for prevention, intervention and reconstruction with a special part dedicated to the Asia Pacific situation.

The call of paper concern the following themes:

  • Preservation against disasters
  • Intervention in case of disaster
  • Reconstruction after disaster

This satellite meeting will have a half day workshop on how the nanotechnologies can help to deal with disasters in libraries and archives.

This satellite meeting will also have a panel discussion around the register @risk section project in relation with the IFLA key initiative 4 and the international cooperation during and after disasters.

Submission Guidelines

Papers can be written and given in any of the official IFLA languages: English, French, German, Russian, Spanish. However, abstracts should be submitted in English.

Proposals must be submitted by February 28, 2013 must be in English and must include the following:
1.        Title of proposed presentation
2.        Outline/abstract of the proposed paper/presentation (no more than 300 words)
3.        Name(s) of presenter(s)
4.        Position or title of presenter(s)
5.        Presenter(s) employer or affiliated institution
6.        E-mail address
7.        Telephone/fax numbers
8.        Short biographical statement regarding the presenter/s
9.        Language of presentation

15 minutes will be allowed for a summary delivery of the paper in the Conference (followed by 5 minute discussion/s). The full written paper is not to be read.

Important dates

Submission deadline February 28, 2013. Please indicate « IFLA Proposal WLIC 2013″ on the subject line.

The Review Committee will evaluate all submitted materials and successful applicants will be notified by March 11, 2013.

Complete accepted papers must be between 3000 and 6000 words in length, be an original submission not published elsewhere and are due by May 31st 2013, so that translations can be organised.

All papers will be published on IFLA.org

The Proposals should be sent to:

Danielle Mincio, Chair Preservation & Conservation Section
E-mail: Danielle.Mincio@bcu.unil.ch

and

Ornella Foglieni, Secretary Preservation and Conservation Section

E-mail: ornella_foglieni@regione.lombardia.itand ofoglie@gmail.com

For more information, please contact:

Danielle Mincio, Chair Preservation & Conservation Section
E-mail: Danielle.Mincio@bcu.unil.ch

and

Ornella Foglieni, Secretary Preservation and Conservation Section

E-mail: ornella_foglieni@regione.lombardia.itand ofoglie@gmail.com

Submissions

All proposals must be in before 28 February 2013.

 Please note

All expenses, travel, accommodation etc., are the responsibility of the authors/presenters. No financial support can be provided by IFLA, but a special invitation can be issued to authors.

This satellite meeting is free of fee.

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