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[InetBib] IFLA-Konferenz "Newspaper e-publishing trends: the stewardship role of libraries"

*Posted on behalf of the IFLA News Media Section*

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*IFLA 2015 Pre-Conference in Pretoria, South Africa*


*/Newspaper e-publishing trends: the stewardship role of libraries/*


*Date: August 12-13, 2015*


*Venue: Dinokeng Game Reserve, Pretoria, South Africa*

*URL: **http://www.dinokenginfo.co.za/***

National Library of South Africa, Pretoria

IFLA News Media Section (formerly IFLA Newspapers Section)

Both printed and online newspapers are critical sources of primary information for library users worldwide. Whether it be for historical research on the politics of the day or society as it was, or for survival information needed to make a living now. Information is a key component required for sustainable development, democratic societies and economic growth. The equitable right and freedom ofaccess to information contained in newspapers should be guaranteed by libraries.

The IFLA 2015 Pre-Conference will focus on the African context.

*The main theme of the Conference*


*/Newspaper e-publishing trends: the stewardship role of libraries /*

has the following*sub-themes* –and papers chosen for presentation should address, but are not limited to:

 * Newspaper e-publishing trends in Africa

 * Digitized newspaper collections as African cultural heritage
 * The stewardship role of libraries and other public heritage institutions
 * Reporting the news in the digital and social media age: trends and
   how these impact the information industry
 * Issues of e-legal deposit: online news and newspapers
 * Latest initiatives and technologies in newspaper (e-)preservation
   and access
 * Text mining newspapers and news content
 * Services built on digital newspaper collections – training and
   skills for accessing them
 * Historical Research being done on the basis of digital newspaper
 * Users’ experiences with digital newspaper collections - usability
 * Freedom of expression and the right (of marginalized groups) to
   access content and digital resources
 * Copyright issues in digital newspapers - challenges and solutions

Other proposals relevant to the main conference theme will also be considered.


*Submission Guidelines*

 * Proposal abstracts should be submitted in English or French as an MS
 * Proposal abstracts for the IFLA pre-conference must be submitted by
   *31 January 2015*, must be in English or French and should clearly
     o Title of proposed presentation
     o Abstract of proposed paper (no more than 300 words)
     o Name(s) of presenter(s) plus position and/or title
     o Employer / affiliated institution
     o Contact information including e-mail address, telephone number
     o Short biographical statement of presenter(s)

 * Language of presentation (English or French with simultaneously

*Proposal abstracts should be submitted to*:


*Krista Kiisa *(E-mail: krista.kiisa@xxxxxxx <mailto:krista.kiisa@xxxxxxx>)**

*Ulrich Hagenah *(E-mail: hagenah@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx <mailto:hagenah@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>)

*Douwe Drijfhout*(E-mail: douwe.drijfhout@xxxxxxxxxx <mailto:douwe.drijfhout@xxxxxxxxxx>)

*Mazelan bin Anuar*(E-mail: mazelan_anuar@xxxxxxxxxx <mailto:mazelan_anuar@xxxxxxxxxx>)


Selected presenters will be notified by *10March 2015. *


*Accepted papers*

 * Complete accepted papers should be c. 3000-6000 words in length, be
   an original submission not published elsewhere
 * Complete accepted papers and accompanying presentation slides must
   be submitted by the end of June 2015
 * Final papers should be written in English or French
 * 20-25 minutes will be allowed for the delivery of the paper
 * The papers will be made available on the Conference website and the
   IFLA News Media Section website
 * Author(s) must agree to make their paper available under the terms
   of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License:

To discuss any matter relating to this Call for Papers, please contact:

*Krista Kiisa *(E-mail: krista.kiisa@xxxxxxx <mailto:krista.kiisa@xxxxxxx>)**

*Ulrich Hagenah *(E-mail: hagenah@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx <mailto:hagenah@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>)

*Douwe Drijfhout*(E-mail: douwe.drijfhout@xxxxxxxxxx <mailto:douwe.drijfhout@xxxxxxxxxx>)

*Mazelan bin Anuar*(E-mail: mazelan_anuar@xxxxxxxxxx <mailto:mazelan_anuar@xxxxxxxxxx>)


Registration information will be posted on the conference website at the beginning of 2015.

*Important dates*


*31 January 2015*Abstracts due
*10 March 2015* Acceptance notices sent to authors
*20 March 2015*Start of registration

*30 June 2015*Completed papers and presentation submitted

*Please note*

The Programme Committee regrets that it has no funding to assist prospective authors and the submission of an abstract must be on the understanding that the costs of attending the pre-conference including registration, travel, accommodation and other expenses, are the responsibility of the presenters of the accepted papers, or their institutions. No financial support can be provided by IFLA, but a special invitation can be issued to authors.


Ulrich Hagenah

Leitung Landesbibliothek
Leitung Arbeitsstelle Digitalisierung

Staats- und Universitaetsbibliothek Hamburg Carl von Ossietzky
Von-Melle-Park 3
D-20146 Hamburg

Telefon: +49 40 42838 3340
Fax: +49 40 42838 3352
Mail: hagenah@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Web: www.sub.uni-hamburg.de

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