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1st Workshop on "Archives in the digital age: standards, policies and tools" (1st Call for Papers)

Part of the IC-ININFO 2013 - 3rd International Conference on Integrated Information, 5-9 September 2013, Prague, Czech Republic

Submission deadline: June 30, 2013
Proceedings will be published in
Elsevier Procedia Social and Behavioral Sciences


The description and dissemination of the archival collections has changed over the last twenty years, mostly due to the standardization of the archival description. The use of the archival standards and metadata schemas, such as ISAD(G), ISAAR(CPF), ISDF, EAD, EAC-CPF, METS, PREMIS etc., has expanded to many archival services worldwide. Currently, we find ourselves in a turning point where new versions of these tools have been created and new technologies are being used in the archives world, such as Linked Open Data and Semantic Web tools. Moreover, the latest years archivists are facing the challenge of the definition of a conceptual model for the archival description, similar to the ones defined in the bibliographic and museum world.

The aim of this session is a) to document the use of standards and schemas, present their implementation, and their strong and weak points, b) to introduce all the current efforts related to the definition of a conceptual model for the archival description, c) to observe the use and evaluation of archival information systems, and d) to present the use of Social Media in Archives and the policies followed by them. The objective is to generate a community in which archivists, information and computer scientists working on relevant issues will meet and exchange ideas about the main open issues.


We welcome papers that deal with, but are not limited to, the following issues:

  • the use and evaluation of standards, metadata schemas and content description rules implemented by the Archives in order to describe, disseminate and preserve their material in the digital world,
  • the implementation of principles, policies, guidelines and best practices as part of the digitally manipulated archival tasks,
  •  the use and evaluation of archival information systems,
  •  the implementation of Semantic Web technologies in Archives, and
  •  the use of Social Media in Archives. 


Authors can submit papers (3-8 pages), which have to follow the Elsevier Procedia Social and Behavioral Sciences proceedings formatting style and guidelines.  

The submitted papers will undergo the same peer review as the submissions for IC-ININFO 2013 and accepted contributions will be published in the
Elsevier Procedia Social and Behavioral Sciences. Authors of accepted papers will be asked to register to the Conference and present their work.  

More information on submission can be found at the
IC-ININFO 2013 publication policy web page.


June 30, 2013: abstract submission

July 15, 2013: acceptance/rejection notification

July 31, 2013: paper submission

September 5 – 9, 2013: IC-ININFO 2013


Lina Bountouri, Technological and Educational Institute of Athens & General State Archives of Greece, Greece
Professor Georgios Giannakopoulos, Faculty of Management and Economics/Technological Educational Institute of Athens
, Greece



The IC-ININFO 2013 International Scientific Committee