41st Annual IASA Conference: call for papers

Together for a sound vision

2- 6 November, Philadelphia, USA

The sound, audiovisual and moving image collections of the world have grown in response to the varied needs of their collectors, creators and users, and reflect the diversity of their owners, curators and managers. There is much about these sound and moving image archives that is unique and specific only to those formats or collections. However, there is an even greater range of issues and concerns that all share in common, where convergence is a possibility, standards are communicated and mutual solutions are shared. This conference will be a forum to investigate and discuss all these issues, and many more besides.

The IASA Executive Board invites presentation proposals for the 41st IASA Annual Conference, to be held jointly with AMIA (Association of Moving Image Archivists) at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel in Philadelphia November 2-6, 2010, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.

At the AMIA-IASA 2010 joint conference there will be 4 parallel sessions, two on typically AMIA-issues, one on typically IASA-issues, and one with subjects of common interest (attendees from both AMIA and IASA will be free to attend all sessions). In your application, please indicate which session(s) your proposal is intended for.

Presentation proposals are due 23 February 2010. Papers, panels and posters are welcome on all issues to do with sound and audiovisual archives, but especially on the following sub-themes:

  • Archives, Libraries and Museums. Does convergence work?
  • Challenges of Multimedia in archives (convergence or multiplication of formats)
  • The user and the archivist (convergence of roles)
  • Social networks (converging to where the user is)
  • One nation, one world catalogue (convergence of access)
  • Turning archives into assets
  • Collection preservation and workflows, (convergence of practice?)
  • Open Access and Standards (convergence in modus operandi)
  • Organisations and associations (convergence of colleagues)
  • Rights in a converging world

Please find all conference information as well as the submission form on the conference website at www.iasa-conference.com

For any further information or questions please contact the Organising Committee and the conference administrator through enquiries@iasa-conference.com

Kevin Bradley
President IASA