Monday, 12 January 2009

CFP: IASA 2009 (International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives, Greece)

20 - 25 SEPTEMBER 2009

2009 IASA CONFERENCE: “Towards a new kind of Archive? The Digital Philosophy in Audiovisual Archives”

Submission Deadline: January 30th 2009

The Organising Committee of the IASA 2009 Annual Conference invites presentation proposals for the 40th IASA Annual Conference, to be held September 20-25, 2009, in Athens, Greece, hosted by the Hellenic National Audiovisual Archive.

Presentation proposals are due January 30th, 2009, on the following themes:

* Archives, Libraries and Museums. Moment of Truth - Time to Converge? 
* The disappearing Archive I: the loss of physical substance through digitisation 
* The disappearing Archive II: aging and physical deterioration of analogue media 
* The disappearing Archive III: obsolete carriers but no replay equipment 
* Born to die? Selection policies in the 21st century 
* Between archivists and users, taking advantage of the archive 
* Digital preservation and audiovisual preservation: Is there a divide? 
* 40 years of IASA 
* The role of the National Audiovisual Archives 
* Archiving the web and the new media audiovisual content 
* Ethics of digital archives 

Please find all conference information as well as the submission form on the conference website:

Presenters will be notified of acceptance by March 15, 2009.

IASA offers travel grants ( ), the chance of which increases if you present a paper! And even more if you or your institution is a IASA-member.

Many developping countries now qualify for half-price institutional membership in IASA! (see for membership information)

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