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.
All international flights to Iceland land at Keflavik Airport, approximately a 50 minute drive from Reykjavik.
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.
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
Hotel Reykjavik Centrum
Aðalstræti 16, Reykjavík
Kvosin Downtown Hotel
Kirkjutorg 4, Reykjavík
Bergstaðastræti 37, Reykjavik
City Center Hotel
Austurstræti 6, Reykjavík
Radisson Blu 1919 Hotel
Pósthússtræti 2, Reykjavík
Hverfisgata 10, Reykjavík
Þingholtsstræti 3, Reykjavík
Laugavegur 16, 101 Reykjavík
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