Call for Papers

Strategic Programme on Preservation and Conservation (PAC)

Preservation and Management of Documentary Cultural Heritage

During the World Library and Information Congress 2014 in Lyon, France, the IFLA Strategic Programme on Preservation and Conservation (PAC) open session will look at the theme "Preservation and Management of Documentary Cultural Heritage". The session will highlight the need for management in preservation activities across the globe and will specifically look at:

  • Management of risk reduction (e.g.: natural disasters, man-made disasters);
  • Management of training in preservation;
  • Management of digital preservation/curation projects for long term sustainability

Other topics will be considered, too.

Submission Guidelines

  • Proposal abstracts should be submitted in English as a Microsoft Office Word file
  • Proposal abstracts for the Open Session must be submitted by 28 February 2014, must be in English and should clearly include:
    • Title of proposed presentation
    • Abstract of proposed paper (no more than 300 words)
    • Name(s) of presenter(s) plus position and/or title
    • Employer / affiliated institution
    • Contact information including e-mail address, telephone number
    • Short biographical statement of presenter(s)
    • Language of presentation

Proposal abstracts should be submitted to (yes to all 4!):

Amelia McKenzie

Douwe Drijfhout

Naoko Kobayashi

Julia Brungs

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 2013
  • Final papers should be written in English, or any of the other IFLA languages
  • 15 – 20 minutes will be allowed for the delivery of the paper
  • The papers will be made available on the Conference website

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

Important dates

28 February 2014

Abstracts due

10 April 2014

Acceptance notices sent to authors

30 June 2014

Completed papers and presentation submitted


All proposals must be in before 28 февраля 2014.

Please note

All expenses, including registration for the conference, 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 French 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: 27 January 2014