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World Library and Information Congress: 71st IFLA General Conference and Council

"Libraries - A voyage of discovery"

August 14th - 18th 2005, Oslo, Norway

Call for Papers:
Art Libraries

The programme of the Art Libraries Section is planned under the general theme Libraries: a Voyage of Discovery. The Art Libraries Section is pleased to announce its intention to hold a 2-hour session during the conference. The theme of the session is co-ordinated with that of the Rare Books and Special Collections Section.

Theme: "C20 Visual Culture - Its Impact on Art Library Collecting"

The 20th century brought new challenges to art librarians as traditional materials continued to grow in number and type. At the same time an explosion of new media clamoured for attention. We want to explore how this wide variety of materials has affected collection policies and collecting management in art libraries.

How are issues like the following handled:
  • changes in what and how libraries and archives 'collect'
  • art libraries are not just about books and information but also interpret and display related object collections
  • artists' web-sites
  • changing nature of art research
  • ephemera

You are invited to take part by submitting a paper for presentation. Alternatively we welcome recommendations of speakers who are well qualified to address any aspect of the topic.

The Proposal for a paper should include the following details:
  • Author's name;
  • Institution (with address, telephone, facsimile and e-mail);
  • Biographical sketch;
  • Title of paper;
  • Original language version (English, French, German, Spanish, Russian);
  • Technical support required (e.g. computer projection, overhead projection, slide projection).


Proposals for papers are due 20 January 2005. Please include the title and an abstract of the proposed paper of between 100 and 200 words.

Notification of acceptance of your paper will be given by 20 February 2005. The full paper must be completed and sent to the Chair of the Art Libraries Section by 1 April 2005.

Papers should be no more than 8 pages on A4 paper, double spaced.

Please send your proposal to:
Kerstin Assarsson-Rizzi, Chair,
IFLA Art Libraries Section,
Vitterhetsakademiens bibliotek,
National Heritage Board,
Box 5405,
SE-114 84 Stockholm,
Tel: +48 8 5191 8325,
Fax: +46 8 663 3528.
E-mail: kaz@raa.se.