Register for IFLA International Newspaper Conference 2008

Co-organised by the National Library of Singapore, IFLA Newspapers Section and IFLA Core Activity on Preservation and Conservation.

Interested to uncover the impact of digital technology upon contemporary and historic newspapers? Register for the IFLA International Newspaper Conference and learn how distinguished international & regional speakers tackle these challenges.

Programme Outline and Speakers

Tuesday, 1 April 2008

  • Opening Address by Ed King, Chair, IFLA Newspapers Standing Committee
  • Keynote Address by Hartmut Walravens, Chair, IFLA Newspapers Section
  • Welcome Address by Dr N Varaprasad, Chief Executive, National Library Board, Singapore

Track 1: Physical and Digital Preservation of Newspapers

  • Idris Rashid Khan Surattee – Singapore Press Holdings, Singapore
  • Sue Lewis, Beth M Robertson, Lindy Bohrnsen – State Library of South Australia
  • Pam Gatenby – National Library of Australia

Parallel Session A: Digitisation of Historic Newspapers: Approaches and Challenges

  • Jane Shaw – British Library
  • Klaus Ceynowa – Bavarian State Library, Germany
  • Astrid Verheusen – National Library of The Netherlands

Parallel Session B: Challenges and Opportunities in Digitisation Projects

  • Henry L Snyder – University of California
  • Leo F.H. Ma & Louise L. M Chan – The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Majlis Bremer-Laamanen – National Library of Finland

Wednesday, 2 April 2008
Track 1: Physical and Digital Preservation of Newspapers – the issues of Legal Deposit and Copyright

  • Georgia Higley – Library of Congress, US
  • Else Delaunay – Bibliothèque nationale de France
  • Raju Buddharaju & Josephine Yeo – National Library Board, Singapore
  • Frederick Zarndt – Planman Consulting, North America

Track 2: Service and Access Models of Southeast Asian Newspapers

  • Linda Ronan – Center for Research Libraries, US
  • Chito Angeles – University of the Philippines Diliman
  • Munawaroh – STIE Perbanas Surabaya, Indonesia
  • Gracie Lee Siew Kheng – National Library, Singapore

Thursday, 3 April 2008
Track 3: Online Newspapers

  • Ed King – The British Library
  • Tay Sok Cheng, Sebastian Chow & Ben Lim – Singapore Press Holdings, Singapore
  • Pär Nilsson – National Library of Sweden

For the full programme, visit the Conference website .

Online Registration
Download the registration form and submit the form via email or fax.

Conference fees: S$120.00*
* Goods and Service Tax of 7% applies.

For information, please visit the Conference website or email your queries to