Extension of the «Call for presentations»

Extension of the «Call for presentations»

There is still some space for submitting presentations during the 49th IASA Annual Conference, that will take place from October 1st to 4th 2018, at the Institute of African Studies (IAS), University of Ghana, Accra, Ghana.

The « Call for presentations » has been extended until March 9th, 2018.

Conference theme:

Access and Accessibility - Archival Policies and Barriers in the Age of Global Information Exchange


Possible sub-themes include:

  • Connecting users, materials, and communities
  • Using semantic technologies to aid description and access
  • Language diversity and oral history collections – best practices of accessibility
  • Digital preservation methods for efficient access

Open and equal access to information is in high demand, yet may be impeded by social, cultural, and economic barriers. The question of access at the same time encourages discussions on the technical, legal, and practical modes of accessibility.

The program committee for the IASA 2018 conference invites proposals focused on the prospects and limitations of global and local access and accessibility to audiovisual archives, as well as on issues of discovery, care, preservation and dissemination of our sound and audiovisual heritage.

The program will include papers, posters, tutorials, and practical workshops.

Please submit your proposal by using the online submission form at:


*** The deadline for submissions is: March 9th 2018 ***

Visit the IASA 2018 conference website for details and regular updates:


Pio Pellizzari (pio.pellizzari@nb.admin.ch)

Chair of IASA 2018 conference Programme Committee