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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
Preservation and Conservation (PAC) Core Activity
Theme: "Convergence in Preservation Research between Libraries, Archives and Museums"
Following the main theme of the conference "Libraries create futures: Building on cultural heritage", future, even if digital, will only rely on the preservation of our traditional cultural heritage collections: manuscripts, printed books, paintings, sculptures, historical documents…
The IFLA PAC Core Activity would like to present some experiences showing how research in the field of library and archives collections needs and benefits from research in the field of museum collections and vice versa. This session aims at promoting the networking on preservation between all our cultural heritage institutions.
The PAC Core Activity invites proposals for presentations at its programme in Milan, 23-27 August 2009.
Papers should focus on influences, transfers, exchanges of expertise and knowledge between the three types of institutions.
Please send a detailed abstract, in English, of your proposed paper (1page or at least 300 words), plus relevant brief biographical information on its author(s), by 19 January 2009, via e-mail to:
Please note that the IFLA PAC Core Activity has no funds to assist prospective Authors: abstracts should only be submitted on the understanding that all the expenses of attending the Milan conference (including travel, expenses and conference fee) will be the responsibility of the author(s)/presenter(s) of accepted papers. Some national professional associations may be able to help fund certain expenses, and a small number of grants for conference attendance may be available.