Call for papers 'Images in Rare Books and Special Collections'

Logo IFLA 2013 conferentie Singapore

In het kader van het congres 'Future Libraries: Infinite Possibilities' dat de IFLA in 2013 in Singapore organiseert, is de 'Rare Books and Manuscripts Section, Art Libraries Section' op zoek naar conferentiebijdragen rond het thema 'Images Lost and Found - Innovative Approaches to the Discovery and Use of Visual Materials Found in Rare Books, Manuscripts and Special Collections'.

Rare books, manuscripts, and special collections contain millions of images that remain largely 'hidden' to researchers because they are not catalogued individually. These include woodcuts, illuminations, emblems, drawings, sketches, paintings, and photographs, all of which are critical to a wide range of research in the humanities. In fact, many researchers focus solely on these images, and not on the texts that contain them. A similar problem exists with large image collections found in a library's special collections, because they are too massive to be catalogued individually.

The papers may:

  • describe new discovery tools or methods,
  • demonstrate innovative ways of managing large visual collections, or
  • highlight new areas of research that have resulted from analyzing and using images in innovative ways.

Papers will be 20 minutes in length, with additional time for group discussion. The deadline for proposal submission is 18 January 2013. This session is co-sponsored by the Rare Books and Manuscripts Section and the Art Libraries Section.

Meer informatie vindt u op de conferentiewebsite.

  • Nieuwsbericht
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  • 13-12-2012
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  • Sam Capiau (Vlaamse Erfgoedbibliotheek)