Call for papers 'What do we lose when we lose a library?'

What do we lose when we lose a library?

Om de vernietiging van de Leuvense universiteitsbibliotheek in 1914, nu 100 jaar geleden, te herdenken, vindt in Leuven van 9 t.e.m. 11 september het congres 'What do we lose when we lose a library?' plaats. Deze internationale conferentie wordt georganiseerd door het Goethe-Institut Brüssel, de British Council Brussels en de KU Leuven, mede met steun van de Vlaamse Erfgoedbibliotheek.

Het is tot 2 maart mogelijk om voorstellen voor papers en posters in te dienen rond de twee thema's: 'Library & Heritage' en 'Library & Digital Challenge'. Dit kan via de conferentiewebsite. Daar vindt u ook welke keynote sprekers zijn uitgenodigd, alsook alle verdere praktische gegevens.

Call for Papers & Posters

The fragility of libraries in their material and digital dimension remains, 100 years after the fire, one of the greatest challenges for the transmission of human knowledge. The two conference themes Library & Heritage and Library & Digital Challenge will shed light on the vision and approach to the past and the future of libraries. Scholars in the field of history, library science, information science, digital humanities, cultural and conservation disciplines are invited to submit an abstract. The conference is addressed to scholars as pioneers of organising cultural memory through expertise and knowledge. The aim is to raise worldwide public consciousness of the important task of sharing collective and cultural memory, and to raise awareness of the challenges libraries face in performing this task.

Do you have a challenging perspective or new enlightening research on the conference subjects “Libraries, Heritage & Memory” and “Libraries and Digital Challenge” you want to present at the 2015 library conference? Abstracts for oral and poster presentations focusing on refection or latest developments can be submitted until 2 March 2015. Authors of selected abstracts be invited to present during the Leuven conference (Abstract acceptance will be announced on 30 March). Full papers will be published in the post conference proceedings.

Theme I : Libraries, Heritage & Memory

In this section, speakers address aspects of libraries as memory institutions. What is the importance of keeping and developing our written heritage? How has this heritage been threatened in the past, especially by wars and political events? Do the same patterns occur today? And what can libraries do to strengthen their position?

Scholars in the field of history, library science and communication, cultural, conservation and preservation disciplines are invited to submit an abstract in the theme ‘Libraries, Heritage & Memory’.

Topic 1   Destruction of libraries
Topic 2   Social and cultural impact of libraries
Topic 3   Collection care & preservation

Theme II : Create and maintain. Libraries and Digital Challenge

In this section, speakers address aspects of libraries in an increasingly digital context. What are the opportunities and challenges connected with digital libraries? How to provide global access to digital collections? What are suitable economic and technical solutions? And how do we deal with legal issues and sustainability concerns raised by the digital turn? How do we deal with legal issues and sustainability concerns raised by the digital turn? What must be done to prevent the loss of cultural heritage?

Scholars in the field of information science, library management and digital humanities are invited to submit an abstract in the theme ‘Libraries and Digital Challenge’.

Topic 4   Digital Libraries: Identity and Society
Topic 5   Legal issues and sustainability of Digital Libraries
Topic 6   Technological Opportunities for Libraries

  • Nieuwsbericht
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  • 21-01-2015
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  • Susanna De Schepper (vzw Vlaamse Erfgoedbibliotheken)