Wednesday, February 6, 2008

IFLA Int'l Newspaper Conference on April 1-3, 2008

IFLA International Newspaper Conference 2008
1 - 3 April 2008, National Library of Singapore
Co-organised by the National Library of Singapore, IFLA Newspapers
Section and IFLA Core Activity on Preservation and Conservation.

Interested to uncover the impact of digital technology upon contemporary
and historic newspapers?

Register for the IFLA International Newspaper Conference and learn how
distinguished international & regional speakers tackle these challenges.
> by 31 December
2007 to enjoy an early bird discount on the Conference fees.

Programme Outline and Speakers

Tuesday, 1 April 2008

* Opening Address by Ed King, Chair, IFLA Newspapers Standing Committee
* Keynote Address by Hartmut Walravens, Chair, IFLA Newspapers Section
* Welcome Address by Dr N Varaprasad, Chief Executive, National Library
Board, Singapore

Track 1: Physical and Digital Preservation of Newspapers

* Idris Rashid Khan Surattee - Singapore Press Holdings, Singapore
* Sue Lewis, Beth M Robertson, Lindy Bohrnsen - State Library of South
* Pam Gatenby - National Library of Australia

Parallel Session A: Digitisation of Historic Newspapers: Approaches and

* Jane Shaw - British Library
* Klaus Ceynowa - Bavarian State Library, Germany
* Astrid Verheusen - National Library of The Netherlands
Parallel Session B: Challenges and Opportunities in Digitisation
* Henry L Snyder - University of California
* Leo F.H. Ma & Louise L. M Chan - The Chinese University of Hong Kong
* Edward Tasikani - University of Zimbabwe Library

Wednesday, 2 April 2008
Track 1: Physical and Digital Preservation of Newspapers - the issues of
Legal Deposit and Copyright

* Georgia Higley - Library of Congress, US
* Else Delaunay - Bibliothèque nationale de France
* Raju Buddharaju & Josephine Yeo - National Library Board, Singapore
* Frederick Zarndt - Planman Consulting, North America

Track 3: Service and Access Models of Southeast Asian Newspapers

* Linda Ronan - Center for Research Libraries, US
* Chito Angeles - University of the Philippines Diliman
* Munawaroh - STIE Perbanas Surabaya, Indonesia
* Gracie Lee Siew Kheng - National Library, Singapore

Thursday, 3 April 2008
Track 4: Online Newspapers

* Ed King - The British Library
* Tay Sok Cheng, Sebastian Chow & Ben Lim - Singapore Press Holdings,
* Pär Nilsson - National Library of Sweden

For the full programme, visit the Conference website:

Online Registration

Enjoy a discount on the conference fees if you register by 31 December
2007. Download the registration form at: conf08/?page_id=28%20
and submit the form via email or fax.

Early bird conference fees: S$100.00* (registration on/by 31 December 2007)

Conference fees: S$120.00* (registration after 31 December 2007)

* Goods and Service Tax of 7% applies.

For information, please visit the Conference website: newspaper_conf08/
or email your queries to

No comments: