[Videolib] IFLA Audiovisual and Multimedia Section call for papers

George Abbott (Glabbott@syr.edu)
Mon, 20 Dec 2004 08:32:43 -0500

Please note the deadline of Jan. 24. George.

George Abbott
Syracuse University Library
Syracuse, NY 13244
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>>> "Monika Cremer" <cremer@mail.sub.uni-goettingen.de> 12/18/2004 11:46:35 AM >>>
Dear all,

please take notice of the Call for Papers for the IFLA conference in
Oslo by the Audiovisual and Multimedia Section . I hope that you
find the issue interesting and that you can contribute to this
subject.

With my best season's greetings

Monika Cremer
Information coordinator of AVMS

CALL FOR PAPERS
Oslo, Norway, August 14th - 18th, 2004
The International Federation of Library Associations and
Institutions (IFLA) will be meeting in Berlin, Germany,
August 1st * 9th, 2003. As part of the conference, the
Section on Audiovisual and Multimedia is planning an
Open Forum entitled:
Access to Audiovisual and Multimedia Materials
According to the IFLA AVM Guidelines
({ HYPERLINK "http://www.ifla.org/VII/s35/pubs/avm-guidelines04.htm" }http://www.ifla.org/VII/s35/pubs/avm-guidelines04.htm ):

"An ever-increasing amount of information * covering
educational and recreational interests as well as information
needs * is being produced in a wide range of audiovisual
and electronic formats. Access to these materials should
be as open and as free as access to print-based
materials*

Audiovisual materials can reach out to sections of the public
for whom the traditional print-based materials have little
impact, e.g. to those who are reluctant to use the printed
word, and to those with visual and other handicaps.

Almost every library user or visitor is a potential user of
audiovisual and multimedia materials as well as of print..."

However, access to AVM materials within libraries is often
not easy and sometimes the library almost seems to hide
them from general view, in consideration of physical,
technical and legal constraints to their use.

These materials are not generally included in the library
OPAC.

They may well be stored separately from print materials,
and consultation of them may be restricted.

How can access be improved for these materials? How can
we promote usage of these materials by easy access?
If you are interested in presenting a paper on this topic,
please send your proposal to Monika Cremer (title and brief
abstract with your name, affiliation and address, preferably
in a Word e-mail attachment, also fax or mail copies will be
accepted). Submissions must be sent by 24th of January
2005.
Monika Cremer, Niedersächsische Staats- und
Universitätsbibliothek, D-37070 Göttingen, Germany, e-mail:
{ HYPERLINK "mailto:cremer@sub.uni-goettingen.de" }cremer@sub.uni-goettingen.de
P.S.
Please note that all fees, including registration to the
conference, travel, accommodation etc., are the
responsibility of the authors of the accepted papers.

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* Monika Cremer *
* Nds. Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek *
* D-37070 Göttingen *
* Tel. +49/551/39 52 42 Fax: +49/551/39 31 99 *
*e-mail: Cremer@sub.uni-goettingen.de *

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