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

Final call for papers

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

5-8 September 2014, Madrid, Spain (

Deadline for abstract submission: Friday, 18 July 2014

Paper submission deadline: Friday, 01 August 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
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

   - 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


Abstract submission deadline: Friday, 18 July 2014

Abstract acceptance until: Friday, 25 July 2014

Paper submission deadline: Friday, 01 August 2014

Paper acceptance until: Friday, 08 August 2014

Conference opening: Friday, 05 September 2014


The IC-ININFO 2014 International Scientific Committee

Looking forward to seeing you in IC-ININFO 2014.