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IFLA 2017 News Media Satellite Conference

Relying on News Media. Long Term Preservation and Perspectives for Our Collective Memoryto top

16-18 August 2017

SLUB Dresden

Sächsische Landesbibliothek – Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Dresden, Zellescher Weg 18, 01069 Dresden


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Theme & sub-themes

News media are agents in and witnesses of the rapid social and political change of our times. Libraries also play twofold roles: they store physical and electronic media for eternity and, on the other hand, in the field of digital or digitized media, they act as gatekeepers, curators and designers of user platforms and modes of access for future users. The conference will give attention to both aspects, archiving news media and making them usable.

When we store news media in our archives we store them for eternity or for the lifetime of libraries – whichever comes first. But what is the most reliable way of storing? And is there a best practice that works in all cases? How many different media and copies are sufficient for eternity? And what are our users’ expectations – do we have to make our current media environment completely reconstructable for future research? How to set priorities and organize the division of work among institutions?

The conference will consider various use cases of digitization, digital news archives and communication research in this field. Looking at best practice examples can help libraries finding ways to serve the expectations and demands of news media users.


  • 30 June: Completed papers and presentations submitted
  • 16-17 August: Conference
  • 18 August: "Social Event: Saxon Flair and baroque places: Dresden, Meissen, Moritzburg"
Please note

The Programme Committee regrets that it has no funding to assist prospective authors and the submission of an abstract must be on the understanding that the costs of attending the conference including registration, travel, accommodation and other expenses, are the responsibility of the presenters of the accepted papers, or their institutions. No financial support can be provided by IFLA, but a special invitation can be issued to authors.

IFLA 2017 News Media Satellite Conference

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Manuela Queitsch

Tel.: +49 351 4677-250
Fax: +49 351 4677-712
E-Mail: Manuela.Queitsch@slub-dresden.de

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  • CCS Content Conversion Specialists GmbH
  • Ex Libris GmbH
  • ImageWare Components GmbH
  • Lehmanns Media GmbH
  • Zeutschel GmbH