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World Library and Information Congress: 72nd IFLA General Conference and Council

"Libraries: Dynamic Engines for the Knowledge and Information Society"

20-24 August 2006, Seoul, Korea


Call for Papers

Art Libraries Section


"Art Libraries: Bonding Past and Future"

The programme of the Art Libraries Section is planned under the general theme: Libraries as Dynamic Engines for the Knowledge and Information Society.

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 the president's theme of Partnerships and also the general IFLA theme of libraries as dynamic engines for change

In the 21 century with the rapid development of the IT art libraries are challenged either to become an archive or museum of old traditional materials or to become more and more digital and thus virtual.

Should the art libraries lean to both extremes and become a bond between the past and the future, between traditional and virtual art forms, between the real and virtual documents, between the artists and future generations.

With this topic the Art Libraries Section could further fit with the president's interest in indigenous cultures in their rich heritage, whose loss is often caused in part by technology, can be preserved into the future with the help of technology.

Another aspect of the general topic could be Partnerships across the art domain - working with other institutions to increase the relevance of libraries in the modern world. Specifically on libraries and other cultural partners joint roles in documenting and preserving threatened cultures.

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 2006.
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 2006.

The full paper must be completed and sent to the Chair of the Art Libraries Section by 1 April 2006.

Papers should be no more than 8 pages on A4 page.

Please send your proposal to:
Olga Sinitsyna, Chair,
IFLA Art Libraries Section,
All-Russia State Library for Foreign Literature,
Nikoloyamskaya St.,1,
109189, Moscow, Russia.
Tel: +7 495915 3621,
Fax: +7 495915 3637
E-mail: olgas@libfl.ru