19.03.2012 - UNESCO

Memory of the World in the Digital Age: Register for conference

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Registration is open for the International Conference, Memory of the World in the Digital Age: Digitization and Preservation, to be held from 26 to 28 September 2012 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. It will explore the main issues affecting the preservation of digital documentary heritage, in order to develop strategies that will contribute to greater protection of digital assets.

The Memory of the World International Conference is organized on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the Programme by UNESCO, in collaboration with the School of Library, Archival and Information Studies and the University Library of the University of British Columbia, and in partnership with ICA, IFLA, CCAAA, ICOM, WIPO, Google, Microsoft and others.

The conference will bring together professionals from the heritage sectors, as well as a range of government, IT industry, rights holders and other stakeholders to assess current policies in order to propose practical recommendations to ensure permanent access to digital documentary heritage.

The Call for papers resulted in an overwhelming number of abstracts which are now being examined by the Programme Committee in order to establish the Conference programme. This is expected to be ready around mid-April and will be posted online as soon as possible.

In the meantime, all interested persons are invited to register for the Conference as places are limited. There is no registration fee but only those who have registered can participate. To register please click here. Information on accommodation will shortly be announced.

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