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The Library of Congress > Digital Preservation > News Archive > Cultural Heritage Online Conference, December 15-16, 2009

Event: Cultural Heritage Online Conference
Dates: December 15-16, 2009
Place: Florence, Italy

The Call for Papers is now open for the Cultural Heritage Online Conference (external link). The conference is being sponsored by the Digital Renaissance Foundation, the Italian Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Activities and the Library of Congress.

The conference will start with user needs and expectations, and how to better involve users and the cultural heritage community in creating and sharing digital resources. The focus will not be on specific detailed technology aspects but rather on real benefits and practical opportunities, as well as on the limits and risks, for both users and institutions. The aim is to identify different user needs and expectations (e.g. of researchers, students, tourists and citizen), and to suggest how institutions and operators should best respond. To give a sense of focus to the meeting it will concentrate on the "user-institution" relationship in the development of cooperative Web 2.0 tools, and on sustainable digital preservation policies.

The Call for Papers invites authors to address the need to put users at the centre of the designing and developing of digital libraries. Consideration may also be given to the development of users communities and the convergence of Libraries, Archives and Museums (LAM) cultural institutions organisations and application.

The aim of the Call for Papers is to explore the challenges and opportunities facing digital libraries applications with an increasingly active role by the user communities. All the selected papers will be published in the official documentation and proceedings. The best ten papers selected by the scientific committee will win the possibility to attend the event free of cost for the author.

Additional information about the workshop series and future dates are available at (external link). Proposals for papers must be submitted by June 1st, 2009.