IFLA International Newspaper Conference 2012

Newspaper Digitization and Preservation: New Prospects. Stakeholders, Practices, Users and Business Models


11 – 13 April 2012


Bibliothèque nationale de France, Grand Auditorium, Paris


The Bibliothèque nationale de France, the IFLA Newspaper Section and the IFLA PAC Core Activity are pleased to announce the IFLA International Newspaper Conference 2012.

After New Delhi (2010) and Kuala Lumpur (2011), the next IFLA International Newspaper Conference will be held in Paris, at the Bibliothèque nationale de France, April 11-13, 2012. The Conference will take place during a major exhibition entitled "La Presse à la Une", dedicated to the History of the Newspapers in France at the BnF.

The National Library of France (currently involved in a large scale newspaper digitization programme) and the IFLA Preservation and Conservation Core Activity (PAC, hosted by the BnF) are co-organizers of the event. The Conference aims to assess major ongoing mass digitization projects in Europe and throughout the world, undertaken by libraries, archives, newspaper publishers, and content aggregators.

Main topics

  • digitization projects
  • general digitization policies
  • web harvesting
  • legal deposit
  • editorial strategies
  • issues linked to long-term digital and physical preservation
  • new devices for access and distribution of digital content
  • new and old business models

Conference sponsors' latest products and technologies will be on display in the Grand Auditorium foyer.

In "Le LABO" area of the BnF, conference attendees will be able to see and use the most up-to-date technologies and e-reading devices for news and digital newspapers online.

Target group

Librarians, archivists, news publishers, journalists, experts in media economics, digital and physical preservation experts, digital service providers, news and content aggregators, and producers of new electronic devices are invited and encouraged to attend.

Conference languages: English and French. Simultaneous translation will be provided.


Christiane Baryla, IFLA PAC Director
Frederick Zarndt, Chair, IFLA Newspaper Section
Pascal Sanz, Director, Department Law, Economics, Politics, BnF


Social programme

A social programme will be proposed to the Conference attendees, who will also have the opportunity to see Paris and its exceptional architectural and cultural heritage, which makes it one of the world's most beautiful cities...


Paris' Roofs. © Paris Tourist Office-Photograph: Amélie Dupont

Conference, PAC (Preservation and Conservation), Newspapers, France

Last update: 14 March 2014