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URLA 2014 : International Congress on Management of Cultural Heritage and Cultural Memory Institutions


When Sep 17, 2014 - Sep 20, 2014
Where Istanbul, Turkey
Abstract Registration Due May 9, 2014
Submission Deadline Jul 4, 2014
Notification Due Aug 6, 2014
Final Version Due Aug 22, 2014
Categories    information management   archives   museums   libraries

Call For Papers

URLA 2014
International Congress on Management of Cultural Heritage and Cultural Memory Institutions

September 17-20, 2014 - Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey

URLA Annual Meeting is held traditionally every year. This year it will be held on the 17th -20th September 2014, at the Istanbul University in Istanbul, Turkey. The main theme of the congress that will be organized by University and Research Librarians’ Association in Turkey and Istanbul University is “Management of Cultural Heritage and Cultural Memory Institutions”

Today, the information technologies are evolving rapidly both locally and globally, and having an significant impact in many areas. The Communities are in an intention to turn to a uniform life with the impact of the globalization. This situation causes destruction of the cultural heritage that leads to the social life from the past to the present time.

National and international research fields on preservation of cultural heritage are created according to awareness of socities about the risks for the loss of their own uniqiue identities, and the recognition of harmonies and a dynamic structure that will be created via maintenance and preservation of cultural heritage for the communication of societies.

Technological capabilities for providing access and organization and preservation of cultural heritage require efficient management of every opportunity and every single process about innovative information services delivered by the cultural heritage institutions such as libraries, archives and museums. Efficient management of cultural heritage and cultural memory institutions is highly important in terms of maintenance of societies’ accumulations and its effective presentation in national and international environments.

This congress aims to promote dialogue between the academicians, practitioners, researchers and organizations who provide services in the field of Library and information science, arts and humanities and applied sciences, create a scientific and a social interaction environment for all diciplines and share the best practices and experiences about all topics. In this context, academicians, practitioners, researchers, service providers and all individuals can participate in the congress.

The main theme of the congress is "Management of Cultural Heritage and Cultural Memory Institutions" and sub-topics include following:

Cultural Heritage And Cultural Memory Institutions

Conservation of Cultural Heritage
Restoration of Cultural Heritage
Access to Cultural Heritage
Cultural Heritage and Cultural Policy
Information Technology for Cultural Inventory Works
Digitizing and Digitizing Policies
Digitization of Cultural Materials in Libraries
Copyright Issues in Cultural Heritage Management
Best Practices in Cultural Memory Institutions
Cultural Heritage Management and Libraries / Archives / Museums
International Cooperation
Reflection of Cultural Heritage and Cultural Memory Institutions in Media

Manuscripts and Rare Books

Manuscripts and Rare Books as Cultural Heritage Materials
Promotion and Marketing
Standards (storage, digitization, access, bibliographic control)
Bibliographic Control (determination/fiving studies, catalogs, classification, authority files, AACR2, MARC, Metadata, RDA)
Access Strategies
Conservation and Restoration (active protection, passive protection, restoration techniques)
Management of Manuscripts and Rare Books Libraries (staff, budget, building, user)
Destruction of Cultural Memory: Censorship, Prohibitions and Restriction
The Role of Manuscripts in Scientific and Cultural Interaction (books, libraries, orientalists)
Comparative and International Studies
New Trends and Examples


Public Archives (Ottoman archives, public archives in Turkish Republic Period, etc.)
Private Archives (family archives, business archives, etc.).
Media Archives (newspaper archives, television archives, radio archives, documentary archives, Internet archives, archiving of social media, publishers, media and ethics)
City and Folklore Archives
Archival Services (arrangement, transfer, weeding/destruction, reference, access, preservation and privacy)
International Importance of Archival Records
Legislation and Standards
Contemporary Archival Trends (e-archives, digitalization, projects and best practices, non-paper material)
Education of Archival Science

Museums Objects/Materials and Collections as Information Resources
Information Management in Museums (description, classification, standardization, information retrival systems, information services, users)
Museum Librarianship
Organisation, Preservation and Accessing of Cultural Heritage Materials in Museums,
Digital Museums and the Virtual Museum Applications
Archiving / Conservation / Exhibition Technologies
Interdisciplinary Studies

The accepted papers will be published in Procedia-Social and Behavioral Sciences are also indexed by Scopus and ScienceDirect and submitted to Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index-Science (ISI Web of Science). Please use the template that will be available on the Congress web site to submit your papers, posters and workshop proposals for your contributions, and submit them by using the Conference Management Software. Full-text papers will be published in the congress book and will be included in the congress bag.

Important Dates
First call: December 23, 2013
Second call: February 20, 2014
Last call: March 28, 2014
Abstract Submission: April 25, 2014
Notification of Abstract Acceptance: May 30, 2014
Submission for Full Text: July 4, 2014
Tentative Programme : August 6, 2014
Submission of Camera-ready versions: August 22, 2014
Final Conference Programme: September 3, 2014
Conference: September 17-20, 2014

University and Research Librarians’ Association
Istanbul University



Hashtag: #unak2014

We will be honored and happy by your presence at the congress.

Dr. Nevzat Özel
Chair of Organizing Committee

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