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Building an Archive for the Future
IASA-BAAC Conference

Riga, 15-20 September 2007

First Call for Papers

The theme of the IASA-BAAC 2007 conference is: 
"Building an Archive for the Future"

The conference will address themes associated with the tasks audiovisual
archives are facing in a world undergoing rapid changes. It is essential
that archives develop new ways to meet future demands. Analogue and
digital collections will coexist for a while yet, depending on the
resources made available for the preservation of analogue material, the
digitization process and the management of digital content. Digitization
is now recognized as the way to go to save our audiovisual heritage, but
the issues of future migration and the sustainability of digital archives
still need to be addressed.

Digitization gives archives possibilities of delivering content via new
digital platforms thus distributing the content not only to the
traditional users, but to whole new groups of audiences. At the same time,
ideal open access depends on the successful development of copyright
legislation. Only then will large scale dissemination of content be
possible. Gradually, archives will become an even more integrated part of

IASA and BAAC invite proposals for papers of not more than twenty minutes
duration that address one or more of the following sub-themes:

Role of the archives in the future 
Sustainability of archives 
Is there a need for contextualisation of AV archives? 
How to create better access to the archives 
Are the archiving principles changing? 
Legal issues (legal deposit, copyright, freedom of speech etc.) 
How to train and educate the future archivists 
How to build an archive: technical issues and options 
Content migration 
Preservation of metadata хих 
Small scale archives 
Towards integrated archives 
Selection policies - a necessity? 
Archiving of webpages 
Proposals must be accompanied by an abstract of not more than 150 words. 

The deadline for this first call for papers is 15 December 2006.  
Contributors will be notified during March 2006 of the Programme
Committee's decision.

Please send your abstract together with your name, organisation, contact
address, telephone and e-mail address to:

Per Holst 
IASA Vice-President 
Chair, Programme Committee 
c/o DR (Danish Broadcasting Corp.) 
Archive and Research Centre 
Radio Archives 
DR Byen 
Emil Holms Kanal 20 
DK-0999 Copenhagen C 
Phone: +45 3520 554  
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