IFLA International Newspaper Conference 2010


25 – 28 February 2010


Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA), 11 Man Singh Road, New Delhi-110 001, INDIA


Theme: "Digital Preservation and Access to news and views"

Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA)
in collaboration with IFLA Newspaper Section is organizing the IFLA
International Newspaper Conference 2010 at IGNCA, New Delhi in India.

Theme: Digital Preservation and Access to news and views

Libraries the world over are facing the dual challenges of preserving the printed newspapers as part of the culture of countries, and responding to the changes that new technologies bring on to managing both printed and online (born digital) newspapers. Rapid advancements of digital technologies affect the various aspects relating to newspapers in libraries and archives such as acquisition, collection development, access, storage, preservation of newspapers and their contents, and interlibrary lending. The purpose of this conference aims not only at the sharing of collective knowledge about how libraries can tackle these challenges but also to open up opportunities for libraries, librarians and associated industry players to interact with one another and work out suitable partnerships that will help to improve the provision of newspaper services at libraries.

The Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA) was established in 1987 as an autonomous institution under the Ministry of Culture, as a centre for research, academic pursuit and dissemination in the field of the arts. The Arts' encompass a wide range of subjects - from archaeology and anthropology to the visual and performing arts, enveloping them in a
complementary and non-demarcated vision. IFLA (The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions) is the leading international body representing the interests of library and information services and their users. It is the global voice of the library and information profession.

This is the first time, such an international newspaper libraries conference being organized in India. Even at national level problems and issues concerning media libraries are hardly discussed. So, this is the opportunity to all media librarians to actively participate and make this event a grand success. About 300 delegates from all over the world are expected to attend this event. On this occasion an exhibition of rare books available in IGNCA is also planned. We are also trying to involve the editors and other media
persons to share their views at the conference.

More details regarding the conference can be obtained from the conference web site:


Digital archiving is must for media libraries as they need backfiles in every day news/views reporting. It is important for media libraries to
understand and know about current trends in digital archiving.

We take an opportunity to invite you to this International event and also request you to share your views by contributing paper / talk and depute you
and some of your staff as delegate in the conference.

Dr. Ramesh C Gaur
Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA)

Conference, News Media, Digital preservation, Open access, India

Last update: 4 October 2012