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The New Information Order and the Future of the Archive
Edinburgh, March 2002

Call for Papers The New Information Order and The Future of the Archive Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities University of Edinburgh March 20th - 23rd 2002
The electronic revolution of the last decade has transformed the nature and the potential of the public collection. It is now possible to envisage libraries, museums and art galleries which are accessible, in part or in whole, online. The publishing industry is in a state of turmoil as it makes the transition to electronic dissemination of its products; scholarly research has been revolutionised by the resources of the internet including online publishing, email, scholarly lists, and the formation of new databases. E-commerce is in the process of transforming the retail book trade. What, in this context, is the future of the archive? Bringing together librarians, curators, archivists, publishers, booksellers and academics, the conference will seek to address some of the central issues that arise from the rapidly forming new information order. Plenary speakers include: James Boyle, Duke University Richard Collins, BFI Josie Dixon, Palgrave Matthew Evans, Faber and Resource Peter Jaszi, American University Paul Mosher, Director of Libraries, University of Pennsylvania Representatives from Elsevier, the Online Computer Library Center, and the British Library Proposals for Papers are invited by November 1st 2001. Please send a one-paragraph abstract and contact details to the address below. Details and updates are available on the conference website: http://www.ed.ac.uk/iash/future.events.html Enquiries to Professor John Frow, Director, Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, University of Edinburgh, Hope Park Square, Edinburgh EH8 9NW, UK. Email IASH@ed.ac.uk