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2nd Workshop on "Archives in the digital age: standards, policies and tools"

2nd call for papers


Part of the IC-ININFO 2014 - 4th International Conference on Integrated Information

5-8 September 2014, Madrid, Spain (

Deadline for abstract submission: Monday, 30 June 2014

Paper submission deadline: Thursday, 31 July 2014

Proceedings will be published in AIP Conference Proceedings


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 at 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.

In addition, the latest years archivists are facing the big challenge of developing a formal conceptual model for archival description that identifies and defines the essential components of archival description and their interrelations. Furthermore, archivists have changed their daily professional routine, trying to be more “open” to the public and to other institutions by using the Social Media platforms in order to disseminate information related to their institutions, collections, but also in order to share experiences and to discuss the important issues of the archival profession (such as the ICA OKE - Open Knowledge Exchanges).

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 of this workshop 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
  • the use of Social Media in Archives


Authors can submit papers (4-8 pages), which have to follow the AIP Conference Proceedings templates proceedings formatting style and guidelines. The submitted papers will undergo the same peer review as the submissions for IC-ININFO 2014 and accepted contributions will be published in the AIP Conference Proceedings. 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 2014 publication policy web page.



Abstract submission deadline: Monday, 30 June 2014

Abstract acceptance until: Tuesday, 2 July 2014

Paper submission deadline: Thursday, 31 July 2014

Paper acceptance until: Friday, 9 August 2014

Conference opening: Friday, 5 September 2014



The IC-ININFO 2014 International Scientific Committee

Looking forward to seeing you in IC-ININFO 2014.