Dear colleagues,

Here below, please find the Call For Papers for International Association
of Sound and Audiovisual Archives' (IASA) next conference, 20-25 September
Welcome to Athens !

Jacqueline von Arb
- Vice President, IASA - International Association of Sound and Audiovisual
Archives (
- Director, Norwegian Institute of Recorded Sound (Norsk Lydinstitutt,
- General Manager, MemNor Audio Archiving Services (
Norsk Lydinstitutt is a partner of the EU-project Memories ( )


?Towards a new kind of Archive?
The Digital Philosophy in Audiovisual Archives?


Submission Deadline: January 30th 2009

The Organising Committee of the IASA 2009 Annual Conference invites
presentation proposals for the 40th IASA Annual Conference, to be held
September 20-25, 2009, in Athens, Greece, hosted by the Hellenic National
Audiovisual Archive.

Presentation proposals are due January 30th, 2009, on the following themes:
         Archives, Libraries and Museums. Moment of Truth - Time to
         The disappearing Archive I: the loss of physical substance
through digitisation
         The disappearing Archive II: aging and physical deterioration of
analogue media
         The disappearing Archive III: obsolete carriers but no replay
         Born to die? Selection policies in the 21st century
         Between archivists and users, taking advantage of the archive
         Digital preservation and audiovisual preservation: Is there a
         40 years of IASA
         The role of the National Audiovisual Archives
         Archiving the web and the new media audiovisual content
         Ethics of digital archives

Please find all conference information as well as the submission form on
conference website:

Presenters will be notified of acceptance by March 15, 2009.

For any further information or question please contact the Organising
Committe and the conference adminitsrator through the emails posted at the
conference site.