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World Library and Information Congress: 75th IFLA General Conference and Assembly
"Libraries create futures: Building on cultural heritage"
23-27 August 2009, Milan, Italy
Call for Papers
Art Libraries Section
Theme: "Art Libraries and Cultural Heritage: select, collect and connect"
In conjunction with the IFLA theme the Art Libraries Section proposes a two-part program under the title, “Art Libraries and Cultural Heritage: select, collect and connect". The sessions will address the art library’s role and influence in selecting, gathering and disseminating cultural heritage. The Section welcomes proposals that address this theme in terms of technology, preservation, history, collection development, cataloging, display, outreach and other relevant areas of interest.
IFLA's Art Libraries Section invites you to submit a paper for a presentation on this theme for its 2-hour Open Session at the 75th World Library and Information Congress in Milan or at the Pre-Conference in Florence 19-20 August.
Possible aspects of the general topic
Pre-Conference – Florence, 19-20 August 2009
For more interactive discussion of the practical issues related to the up-mentioned theme, the Art Libraries Section is pleased to announce its intention to hold a Pre-Conference in Florence, which should be more focused on the role of the art libraries for research and preservation of cultural heritage.
The pre-conference will be held in four different locations (institutions) and stress on four different thematic blocs. Every institution will have the time and the occasion to present its holdings, activities and projects. Afterwards time will be dedicated to presentations, conferences and discussions which should refer to a predefined general thematic line.
The institutions and themes
The proposals must be submitted in an electronic format and must contain:
Please submit your proposals to: