Call for Papers

Preservation and Conservation Section

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

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.

Date & Location

14 Aug 2013 (9:30am-1pm) - 15 Aug 2013 (9am - 5pm)

Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts
Wing B Level 2, Visual Arts Seminar Room (B02-08)
80 Bencoolen Street
Singapore 189655


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.

All full papers will be published on

The Proposals should be sent to:

Danielle Mincio
Chair, Preservation & Conservation Section


Ornella Foglieni
Secretary, Preservation and Conservation Section
E-mail: and

Important dates

28 February 2013Proposal submission deadline
(Please indicate "IFLA Proposal WLIC 2013" on the subject line.)
11 March 2013Notification of acceptance
(The Review Committee will evaluate all submitted materials and successful applicants will be notified.)
31 March 2013Submission of completed paper
(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.)


For more information, please contact:

Danielle Mincio, Chair, Preservation & Conservation Section

Ornella Foglieni, Secretary, Preservation and Conservation Section
E-mail: or


All proposals must be in before 28 February 2013.

Please note


Participation at the Satellite meeting is free of charge.

All expenses, including 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.

Congress Attendance Grants

The Singapore National Committee and IFLA have worked hard to secure funds for Conference Participation Grants. Up-to-date information will be available on our Conference Participation Grants webpage.

Last update: 15 April 2013