Newspaper Digitization and Preservation: New Prospects.

The Bibliothèque nationale de France, the IFLA Newspaper Section and the IFLA PAC Core Activity will organize the


IFLA International Newspaper Conference 2012 in Paris
Bibliothèque nationale de France, Grand Auditorium
Quai François Mauriac, Paris
11-13 April 2012



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



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 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. In addition to digitization projects, conference topics are: 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, as well as 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.

Registration form and  Draftprogram are available on the Conference website .