Collecting, Preserving, and Transforming the News – for Research and the Public

2017 IFLA International News Media Conference

Reykjavík, Iceland, 27-28 April

 




Outline

From printed newspapers to born-digital news, libraries and other cultural heritage institutions have a central role in ensuring future access to news content. This conference will examine issues and challenges in collecting and preserving the news and making it available to users. For example, do access and preservation have different prerequisites? In addition, the conference will explore how news media is used and transformed by researchers and the public. Can we recognize variable user needs? Do we offer the most suitable APIs?

The main theme of the conference

Collecting, Preserving, and Transforming the News for Research and the Public

has the following and related topics, including, but not limited to:

Other proposals relevant to the main conference theme will also be considered.

The conference language will be English.

Important dates:

CALL FOR PAPERS

 




Draft Conference Program

Thursday, 27 April

Friday, 28 April

 




Welcome to Reykjavík

All international flights to Iceland land at Keflavik Airport, approximately a 50 minute drive from Reykjavik.

Getting from/to the airport

Taking a taxi from the airport to downtown Reykjavík costs around 120 EUR.

A bus is available for around 20 EUR/person. The bus terminates at the BSÍ Bus Terminal which is about 10-15 minutes walking distance from the conference venue. For around 25 EUR/person you can take the bus all the way to most hotels. Tickets can be purchased in advance on the website, www.re.is/flybus.

Accommodation

The conference venue is the National and University Library (https://landsbokasafn.is/index.php/english)

There are numerous hotels within 15 minutes walking of this venue. Below we list several of them, but the list is far from exhaustive.

Radisson Blu Saga Hotel
Hagatorg, Reykjavík
www.hotelsaga.is

Hotel Reykjavik Centrum
Aðalstræti 16, Reykjavík
www.hotelcentrum.is

Kvosin Downtown Hotel
Kirkjutorg 4, Reykjavík
www.kvosinhotel.is

Hotel Holt
Bergstaðastræti 37, Reykjavik
www.holt.is

City Center Hotel
Austurstræti 6, Reykjavík
www.citycenterhotel.is

Centerhotel Plaza
Aðalstræti, Reykjavík
www.centerhotels.com

Radisson Blu 1919 Hotel
Pósthússtræti 2, Reykjavík
www.radissonblu.com

101 Hotel
Hverfisgata 10, Reykjavík
101hotel.is

Centerhotel Thingholt
Þingholtsstræti 3, Reykjavík
www.centerhotels.com

Centerhotel Skjaldbreid
Laugavegur 16, 101 Reykjavík
www.centerhotels.com

Notably absent are Reykjavík's many smaller guesthouses and Airbnb options for the budget conscious attendee. Those can be found, for example, on www.booking.com.

More about Reykjavik can be found at www.visitreykjavik.is