Ottave Giornate di Studio (English)

Un accesso migliore è possibile …

verso l’integrazione delle risorse informative per l’architettura e l’urbanistica


Better access is possible …

towards the integration of information resources on architecture and planning

VIII giornate di studio del CNBA, Venice, IUAV University

28 – 31 May 2003



More than 10 years have passed since 4. European seminar for architectural librarians and documentalists “Europe 93: Information for Architecture” organized by CNBA and IUAV in Venice on October 1992. In those days main actors in the European architectural and urban planning information scenery had met and faced together. The seminar gave great contribution to the outset of various forms of co-operation between the organizations that had taken part to the meeting.

Since then many things have changed; as a consequence of new challenges and technological innovations, libraries, documentation centres and producers have revised and updated their procedures, their management and their ways of spreading information. This process has been growing faster in the last two years and this trend will continue in the future.

The VIII CNBA Conference will be on an international scale and after ten years the participants will have the opportunity to discuss the present situation as well as focus on future perspectives, making comparisons and dealing with any possible forms of co-operation, in order to evaluate the possibility of integrating different ways of accessing information.



Conference programme


Wednesday 28 May


18.00         registration

visit to IUAV Central Library

Thursday 29 May


9.30         welcome by Rector Prof. Marino Folin and Prof. Renato Bocchi, Rector delegate for IUAV Libraries


Laura Casagrande, CNBA President


10.30 – 18.00                1. Session: Information on architecture, urban planning and design: round table between producers, distributors and users

                                      chairman Massimiliano Tosato, AIDA


        • Archires, Martine Augis Chamourin, France
        • European Association Urbandata, Michel Griffon, France
        • Library of Academy of Architecture, Mendrisio, Sergio Steffen, Switzerland
        • CNBA, Serena Sangiorgi, Italy
        • DesignNet, Politecnico di Milano, Perla Innocenti, Italy
        • British Architectural Library, Ruth Kamen, United Kingdom
        • Fraunhofer IRB, Jaime Acevedo-Alvarez, Germany
        • PADDI, Karen Latimer e Julia Barret, Ireland
        • Planum, INU, Patrizia Gabellini, Italy
        • X-Grain, Welsh School of Architecture,Sylvia Harris, United Kingdom



13.00 – 15.00         lunch


Friday 30 May



  • 9.30 – 13.00             2. Session: Image digitisation: experiences, projects, realisations

chairman Maurizio Messina

        • Lineamenta – Bibliotheca Hertziana database of architectural drawings, Costanza Caraffa and Hermann Schlimme, Bibliotheca Hertziana
  • Digitisation and online access to historical cartography, Paolo Buonora, Rome State Archive
  • Visual retrieval and art image database, Roberto Raieli, Roma Tre University
  • Metadata for harvesting and management of digital objects vs. document types found in Italian collections  for architecture and planning: where are we now? Laura Anselmi, consultant
  • Tri-dimensional acquisition and cultural heritage: applications in archaeology, architecture and museums, Gabriele Guidi, Florence University
  • Veneto in aerial photography: a digital archive project, Marisa Scarso, Marco Gnesutta, IUAV-CIRCE


14.30 – 17.00         visit to Marciana National Library


17.30 – 19.30                        annual meeting of CNBA association


Saturday 31 May         tour to Arsenale of Venice
























Maria Grazia Lombardo

Biblioteca Centrale IUAV

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