After New Delhi (2010) and Kuala Lumpur (2011), the next IFLA International Newspaper Conference will be held in Paris, at the Bibliothèque nationale de France, April 11-13, 2012. The Conference will take place during a major exhibition dedicated to the “History of the Newspapers in France” at the BnF.
The National Library of France (currently involved in a large scale newspaper digitization programme) and the IFLA Preservation and Conservation Core Activity (PAC, hosted by the BnF) are co-organizers of the event. The Conference aims to assess major ongoing mass digitization projects in Europe and throughout the world, undertaken by libraries, archives, newspaper publishers, and content aggregators. In addition to digitization projects, conference topics are: general digitization policies, web harvesting, legal deposit, editorial strategies, issues linked to long-term digital and physical preservation, new devices for access and distribution of digital content, as well as new and old business models.
For further information see the Conference website.