Satellite Conference by IFLA Library Theory and Research


13 – 14 August 2014


Torino GAM - Galleria d'arte moderna, Corso Galileo Ferraris 30 - Via Magenta, 31


Conference Theme : 

Theory and research on the convergence of professional identity in cultural heritage institutions (Libraries, Museums, and Archives) beyond technology

One implication of the digitalization of information resources for cultural heritage organizations and memory institutions such as libraries, archives, and museums (LAM) is an increase in the confluence of skills needed by professionals in all three institutions. More and more of the work of these professionals are overlapping in their use of digital applications to provide better services. The IFLA Satellite meeting to be held in Turin, Italy just prior to the IFLA 2014 conference in Lyon, France, will explore the theories relating to user services provided in libraries, archives, and museums and the strengths and the theoretical foundations for the convergence of educational programs for culturally competent professionals working in these institutions. (read more)

Day one : 

  • Keynote speaker : Nancy E. Gwinn (Smithsonian Libraries, Washington US)
  • Opportunities and barriers to achieving the convergence of LAM : C. Colombati (University of Teramo), A. Galeffi (Vatican Library Science School) , E. De Carolis (University of Rome)
  • LAM between physical and digital space: models and analysis perspectives M. Rubichi, L. Verna, M. Pagano, M. Vivarelli (University of Turin)
  • Managing cultural heritage beyond professional boundaries: problem or opportunity? M. L. Russo (University of Turin)
  • Convergence paradigm as a base for the design of the new programs in the field of Information Science, T. Aparac Jelusic (Zadar University)
  • A transactional conceptual framework for preparing the next generation of LAM professionals, K. Latham (Kent State University)
  • Convergence of skills through theory, practice and strategy, M. Crumpton (University of North Carolina at Greensboro)
  • Big data opportunities and barriers across the cultural heritage sector, B. Pymm, M. Carroll, S. McCausland, M.A, Kennan (Charles Sturt University)
  • Technical standards and professional profiles: an opportunity for libraries and archives convergence, G. Michetti (University of British Columbia)
  • LAM from the trenches: the LODLAM community and the building of LAM culture, practices and education, C. Pattuelli (School of Information and Library Science, Pratt Institute, New York)
  • United they stand coherently,P. Weston (University of Pavia)

Day two : 

  • Plenary Session : Lynne M. Rudasill (Chair IFLA Professional Commitee)
  • Poster session Chair: Maurizio Vivarelli (University of Turin)
  • Round Table : Education and training for identity and convergence : Chair: Tatjana Aparac Jelusic (EUCLID)
  •  Discussion and conclusion : Chair: Anna Maria Tammaro (IFLA LTR) and Suzanne Lorraine Allard (ALISE)


Registration is open until 8th of August : Registration form

Registration fee: 100 €

Reduced registration fees:

  • AIB, ANAI, ICOM Italia Members : 40 €
  • AIB, ANAI, ICOM Italia Students Members: 30 €

Gala Dinner (13 August, reservation is required): 30 €


1. Payment with Credit Card (Paypal):

2. Bank transfer
Associazione Italiana Biblioteche - Unicredit Ag. Torino Po
IBAN: IT 44H 02008 01007 000100423588
Reference: IFLA Satellite Turin

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Last update: 4 May 2016