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III FORUM ON INFORMATION AND KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT

Date: 14-18 April 2014
Location: Havana, Cuba
Comments: III FORUM ON INFORMATION AND KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT
In the framework of the XIII International Congress on Information, Info'2014, which will be held from on April 14th-18th, 2014, in the Havana International Conference Center, Cuba, We invite you to participate in the III Forum on Information and Knowledge Management.
The latest editions of the International Congress on Information had dedicated sessions that have addressed the issues of information management and knowledge management in independent modalities , which have allowed the exchange of experiences in different areas of the organizations , so that the Congress Organizing Committee is considering including in a forum both topics and matters relating to social networks and applications that facilitate the process of information and knowledge management , with the goal of national and international exchange experiences , and to meet the challenge the proper use of information and knowledge for the development of society and all its actors.
The topics, that are considered relevant for the Forum are:
• The management of information and knowledge in organizations for information (libraries, archives and other information organizations ).
• Different actors of the information and knowledge society.
• Models of information management and knowledge management as sources for the organizational innovation.
• Participation of users in the creation of information management systems and knowledge management.
•Organizational learning and communities of practice for information and knowledge management.
•Vocational training in information management and knowledge management to meet the needs of organizations of knowledge.
• Computer softwares for the representation of information and knowledge.
• Experience in implementing information and knowledge management models.
• Social networks as a strategy for the information and knowledge management.
• Evaluation and measurement of information management and knowledge management.
• Interdisciplinary aspects related to the management of information and the knowledge.
The Forum will be held on April 14th-18th, 2014. The Organizing Committee will receive the research papers, review, or case studies, specifically those related to the practical application of information and knowledge management in the topics above mentioned.
The topics will be addressed in conferences, workshop sessions and panel discussions which will present scientific papers developed by the speakers.
To colleagues interested in participating as speakers are asked to submit full papers with abstracts of 250 words, including clear sections on: (1) background of the study, (2) the purpose of the work, (3) the methodology/approach used and (4) the main results achieved or expected from established guidelines for the presentation of papers at the Congress, which will be evaluated by peer review system.
Important Dates:
Full Paper submission: until January 15th, 2014
Notification of acceptance of papers: until February 28th, 2014
The papers should be sent electronically to the General Coordinator of the Forum, with a copy to the coordinators, to the email addresses listed below.
The delivery date of the final version of the work to be included in the proceedings of the event is the March 10th, 2014.
For more information on papers specifications and the general program of Congress, registration, etc., visit the official congress website at the following address www.congreso-info.cu.For online payment, booking of rooms, etc. please refer to the site www.congreso-info.com
Organizing Committee
General Coordinator, PhD. Yudayly Stable Rodríguez, Institute of Scientificand Technological Information, 18th A Street between 41 and 47, Havana, Cuba Tel53 7 2078894 53 7 2078884
yuly@idict.cu; yudayly@ceniai.inf.cu
Coordinators
PhD. Guillermo Correa Uribe, University of Antioquia. University City Street 67 # 53-108 block 12-313, Medellin, Colombia, Tel 574 2195938 guillermocorrea07@gmail.com
PhD.Jorge Salazar Cantón, Autonomous University of Yucatan,Mexico jsalazar@uady.mx
BSc. Jania Cabrera Gato, Institute of Scientificand Technological Information, 18th A Street between 41 and 47, Havana, Cuba. jania@idict.cu
Full details from: http://www.congreso-info.com

Zar Symposium on Data

Date: 25 April 2014
Location: The John Crerar Library, The University of Chicago, USA
Comments: Data: Collecting, Using, Managing: 3rd Biennial Kathleen A. Zar Symposium
April 25, 2014. The John Crerar Library The University of Chicago
For more information about the symposium: Web Page: www.lib.uchicago.edu/e/crerar/zar/
Email: zarsymposium@lib.uchicago.edu
Call for proposals
The organizers of the 3rd biennial Kathleen A. Zar Symposium, Data: Collecting, Using, Managing, to be held Friday, April 25, invite proposals for presentations that draw on your experience working with data in a collaborative environment.
Contributed presentations will provide examples of collaborative efforts between institutions, groups or individuals, with a focus on one or more of the following areas: collection, use, access, preservation and overall management of data. Practical, real use cases will be highlighted. Proposals selected for full oral presentations will be eligible for as travel stipend.
Proposals should be submitted to Barbara Kern via email at bkern@uchicago.edu. Please use “Zar Symposium” in the subject line. Proposals must include a title, author(s), and abstract (maximum 600 words). Presentations will be 30-45 minutes. The deadline for submission is February 21st.
Please consider the following questions when preparing proposals:
* How was the data collaboration initiated, and why?
* What are the opportunities and challenges of the data collaboration?
* How are responsibilities determined and distributed?
* What kinds of tools and techniques may be used to facilitate the data collaboration? We are especially interested in a focus on remote partnerships
The symposium organizers will also consider interactive alternatives to a traditional oral presentations.
The intended audience of the symposium includes all who are involved or interested in data management, with a focus on, but not limited to, academic institutions.
About the Symposium: Data is captured by computers and instruments on a continual basis, flooding researchers in images, video, audio, logs, simulations, and more. This data is crucial to research, teaching and learning at academic institutions around the world. Understanding the impact of data on researchers, libraries and institutions as a whole is critical to achieving long-term data preservation, appropriate sharing among communities, and enabling transformative new science. This symposium will provide participants with an understanding of how data is used in real world applications, as well as examples of collaborative efforts between institutions, groups or individuals specific to collection, use, access, preservation and overall management of data.
About the Kathleen A. Zar Symposium series: The Kathleen A. Zar Symposium is a biennial event held at the John Crerar Library of the University of Chicago.
Session organizers contact information: Barbara Kern, Co-Director Science Library,
bkern@uchicago.edu
Elisabeth Long, Associate University Librarian for Digital Services
Nicholas Labello, Scientific Computing Consultant, Research Computing Center, labello@uchicago.edu
Deb Werner, Librarian for Science Instruction and Outreach, dwerner@uchicago.edu
Jane Ciacci, Staff & Organization Development Librarian, kjc2@uchicago.edu
Email: zarsymposium@lib.uchicago.edu
Full details from: http://www.lib.uchicago.edu/e/crerar/zar/

Ebooks and Econtent 2014: Beyond Ebooks

Date: May 8th 2014
Location: University College London, UK
Comments: Ebooks and Econtent 2014: Beyond Ebooks
www.ebooks2014.com University College London May 8th 2014 10am - 4pm
Ebooks have come of age. Recent research in the United States has suggested that the huge year on year increase in ebook titles is flattening out and that ebooks have become a fully accepted format for publishers, readers and libraries. However it is unclear at this point whether that levelling out is, in fact, the end point for ebook adoption ie that is there will be a continuing balance between print and electronic for some time to come - though it is difficult to say what that balance might be. But what is also clear is that there are other upcoming changes which go beyond what we currently think of as an ebook and that these changes may in turn promote another radical shift in digital content. So, what comes next?
• There are now ebooks which derive from using a books' readership to create social networks which can both add to or redefine the ebook;
• There are possibilities of aggregating ebooks so as to develop new bundled products - in effect packaged libraries - with different licensing and pricing models;
• There are technological ways in which books can now be enhanced to provide new reading and learning experiences fully integrated with an individual's work flow or built into online courses such as MOOCs
• There are opportunities for libraries and others to become publishers in their own right exploiting their own assets through ebook channels.
Thus the 2014 Ebooks meeting will explore these themes in the context of academic publishing in the library and education sectors. It will bring together experts in digital publishing strategy, elearning communities and new business models so as to enable all partners to keep ahead of publishing changes. Speakers will include representatives of learning systems, digital publishing experts, specialist packaged services such as the Berg fashion library and experts in e-book procurement. There are agreed speakers from Sheffield University, Cambridge University Press, the Open University, Bloomsbury, JISC, SAGE, University of London and Proquest. The event will again be chaired by David Ball formerly PVC of Bournemouth University.
As usual the meeting will be of interest to anyone concerned with the ebook and econtent business including librarians, ebook and other publishers, learning technologists and intermediaries such as ebook aggregators and resellers.
If you need to get in touch with any one please email: malvia.plante@ucl.ac.uk The conference will, as usual be at the very economic rate £115 for the day. A full programme will be available in due course.
Full details from: http://www.ebooks2014.com

Lebanese Library Association 2014 Conference

Date: 20-22 May, 2014
Location: Crowne Plaza, Hamra, Beirut, Lebanon
Comments: Lebanese Library Association 2014 Conference
The Lebanese Library Association (LLA) -- in collaboration with Asia and Oceania Regional Section- of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) -- is organizing its 2nd Conference Date: May 20-22, 2014 Place: Crowne Plaza, Hamra, Beirut, Lebanon
For further information and registration: http://www.llaconf2014.org/
LLA Conference Committee
Randa Al Chidiac, Executive Director, Library, Holy Spirit University of Kaslik, P.O. Box 446 |
Jounieh | Lebanon (t) 961 9 600372 (f) 961 9 600385 m) 961 3 802064
Full details from: http://www.llaconf2014.org/

6th QQML2014

Date: 27-30 May 2014
Location: Istanbul, Turkey
Comments: Dear Colleagues, Thank you for your contribution to the success of the 5th QQML2013 in Rome. Following the Conference Committee decision the next 6th QQML2014 is scheduled to take place in Istanbul, Turkey (27-30 May 2014). Please update your calendar. We are editing and reviewing the conference papers for the QQML2013 conference proceedings. A significant number of selected papers will be included in Books and Journal issues. On behalf of the organizing committee I invite you to participate in the next QQML2014
Kind regards, Anthi Katsirikou, Librarian, PhD, MSc.,
QQML Conference co-chair, Director, University of Piraeus Library, Coordinator of European Documentation Centers in Greece, Adjunct Lecturer at TEI of Athens, Member of the Board of the Association of Greek Librarians and Information Professionals http://www.isast.org Fax 0030 210 3630667 secretar@isast.org
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42nd Annual Conference of the Canadian Association of Information Science & Inaugural Librarians’ Research Institute Symposium

Date: 28-30 May 2014
Location: Brock University St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada
Comments: 42nd Annual Conference of the Canadian Association of Information Science & Inaugural Librarians’ Research Institute Symposium
Connecting Across Borders:Globalization and Information Science Research
Brock University St. Catharines, Ontario May 28- 30th 2014
The conference theme Connecting Across Borders: Globalization and Information Science Research reflects both the international make-up of our conference program committee (chaired by three Canadian ex-pats) and the global reach of information science as a discipline. New technologies, an increasing focus on international and interdisciplinary research collaborations, and a complex, internationalized policy and practice landscape affect the research questions we ask and the research activities we pursue. As researchers, we place our work within a framework of international scholarship and scholarly communication; as practitioners, we explore the nature of services, programs, and organizational vision within contexts of increasing complexity across disciplines and cultural spaces. The research landscape in information science explores a diverse range of populations, settings and contexts; we are a global discipline, connected by shared interests and concerns, and drawn together by the latest technologies.
The conference theme points to the increasing need to recognize, explore, and question the social and cultural assumptions of information science as a discipline, and of our chosen research problems and methodologies, in this global context. We seek papers and presentations that address this broad theme, but may also explore strategies for:
· Conducting information science research with global partners and collaborators;
· Setting research priorities in a global, knowledge-based society;
· Building a global evidence base to guide information science practice;
· Addressing the challenges of digital and virtual research and practice environments;
· Exploring diversity, marginalization and information inequality across borders.
We welcome studies that explore any of these issues, or analyses that more broadly address the theme of connecting across borders in information science research.
In 2014 CAIS is partnering with the CARL (Canadian Association of Research Libraries) Librarians’ Research Institute (LRI) to present the Inaugural Librarians' Research Institute Symposium alongside the CAIS conference. We are pleased to be hosting these events together at Congress for the first time.
Call for proposals.
Proposals may be submitted in English or French. The conference committee strongly encourages submissions from professional and academic researchers. Types of submissions include:
CAIS Papers: 20-minute oral presentations of completed or well-developed projects on topics suitable for publication in scholarly journals. Proposals that report on completed or ongoing research will be given preference. Diverse perspectives (theoretical and applied) and methodologies are welcomed. Proposals should be in the form of an extended abstract (approximately 1000-1500 words excluding references), reporting on research projects, theoretical developments or innovative practical applications. CARL LRI Papers: Participants of the Librarians’ Research Institute are invited to identify their LRI affiliation when submitting papers, to be considered for two dedicated program sessions highlighting LRI research projects. These papers will be reviewed by members of the LRI conference panel.
CAIS Posters: Visual presentations of completed or well-developed projects on topics suitable for publication in scholarly journals. Proposals that report on completed or ongoing research will be given preference. Diverse perspectives (theoretical and applied) and methodologies are welcomed. Proposals should be in the form of a short abstract (with a limit of 750 words excluding references), reporting on research projects, theoretical developments or innovative practical applications. CARL LRI Posters: Participants of the Librarians’ Research Institute are invited to identify their LRI affiliation when submitting posters, to be considered for a dedicated poster session highlighting the work of LRI researchers. These posters will be reviewed by members of the LRI conference panel.
Student- and Practitioner-to-CAIS/ACSI Awards
Submissions by graduate students and by practitioners for CAIS Papers (only) will be considered for these awards. The awards include a monetary prize as well as publication of the full manuscript in the Canadian Journal of Information and Library Science / La Revue Canadienne des Sciences de L’information et de Bibliothéconomie. Students and practitioners should submit full papers by April 14th to be considered for this award. Details of the award, including previous winners, can be found at the CAIS/ACSI website at www.cais-acsi.ca.
Submission Deadline for all proposals is January 13, 2014.
CAIS and LRI submissions will be reviewed using the online EasyChair system. Further instructions and guidelines will be available on the conference website at www.cais-acsi.ca and on the CARL website at http://www.carl-abrc.ca/en/research-libraries/librarians-research-institute.html.
Conference proposals will be refereed by the CAIS or LRI Program Committees. Authors will be notified of the decision no later than February 24th, 2014. All presenters must register for the conference. Abstracts will be published on the CAIS/ACSI Website once registration has taken place. Final versions must be submitted no later than April 24th, 2014. Participants are also encouraged to submit full papers to the Canadian Journal of Information and Library Science / La revue canadienne des sciences de l’information et de bibliothéconomie.
Registration
The conference will take place as part of the 2014 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences at Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario. Registration will be available online through the Congress website (http://congress2014.ca/register).
For further information, please contact the CAIS/ACSI & LRI 2014 Conference Co-chairs.
Matthew Griffis, Conference Co-Chair, Assistant Professor, SLIS, U of Southern Mississippi USA E: matthew.griffis@usm.edu

Heidi Julien, Conference Co-Chair, Chair, Department of LIS, Graduate School of Ed, University at Buffalo, USA E: heidijul@buffalo.edu

Lisa Given, Conference Co-Chair, Professor, School of Information Studies, Charles Sturt University Australia E: lgiven@csu.edu.au

Heidi Jacobs, Librarians’ Research Institute, Information Literacy Librarian, University of Windsor, Canada E: hjacobs@uwindsor.ca

Selinda Berg, Librarians’ Research Institute Librarian, University of Windsor, Canada E: sberg@uwindsor.ca

Karen Bordonaro, Local Arrangements Chair, Liaison Librarian/Teaching and Learning Librarian, Brock University, Canada E: kbordonaro@brocku.ca
Full details from: http://congress2014.ca/register

2nd International Conference on Leadership and Innovative Management in Academic Libraries in the Age of New Technology

Date: 3-6 June 2014
Location: Tongji University, Shanghai, China
Comments: Call for Presenters
The 2nd International Conference on Leadership and Innovative Management in Academic Libraries in the Age of New Technology, Tongji University, Shanghai, China, June 3-6, 2014
Academic libraries are in an era of repositioning and development with both challenges and opportunities posed by technological transformation. Libraries need to engage in extensive exchange and dialog on management and service innovations to enhance academic libraries development and librarians’ mutual understanding and friendship. Dedicated to the theme, “Transformation and Innovation of Library Management and Services,” the 2nd International Conference on Leadership and Innovative Management in Academic Libraries in the Age of New Technology is jointly organized by Tongji University and American Library Association’s International Relations Office. The meeting will be held at Tongji University, Shanghai, China, from June 3-6, 2014. Colleagues from around the world are invited to submit PowerPoint presentations for consideration as a presenter.
Suggested topics for this conference include, but are not limited to, the following:
1. Management innovation and organizational transformation
· Trends in higher education and expectations for the library’s future
· Enhancing the role of academic libraries both in and outside of an institution
· Repositioning libraries
· Impact of MOOCs on libraries
2. Space reorganization and service transformation
· User studies and service expansions
· Library physical space and virtual space
3. Technology transformation and application
· Special collections digitization, digital humanities
· Mobile services
· Big data, data curation
· Impact of social media on libraries
· Future new technologies
4. Enhancement of librarian’s professional skills
· Developmental trends for a library career
· Librarian’s knowledge and skills
Submissions:
1. The deadline for submitting a detailed PowerPoint file (less than 10 MB) is February 15, 2014.
2. The PPT presentation should be in English.
3. Submission should contain original research results, viewpoints, or practice summaries.
4. The PPT presentation should have title, abstract, and presenter’s full name(s).
5. The author(s) should indicate his/her personal full contact details including: name, professional affiliation, address, telephone and fax numbers, and email address.
6. 20 minutes will be allocated for a summary content delivery in the conference.
7. All submissions will be peer-reviewed by the program committee. An official invitation will then be issued to presenters/authors as soon as the review process is finished.
8. Submissions from mainland China and Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan regions should be sent to: xjzeng@lib.tongji.edu.cn. Any inquires should be addressed to Zeng Xiaojuan (曾小娟) at (86-21) 65983835.
9. Submissions from outside China should be sent to: michael.b.huang@stonybrook.edu. Please contact Prof. Michael Bailou Huang (黄柏楼) for any questions at (001) 631-444-3794.
Tongji University
Michael Bailou Huang, MLS, MEd, MSAc, LAc
Librarian, Health Sciences Library, Stony Brook University, Health Sciences Tower, Level 3,
Stony Brook, NY 11794-8034, USA. Tel. 631.444.3794 michael.b.huang@stonybrook.edu
http://library.stonybrook.edu/faculty/michael-bailou-huang
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IATUL 2014

Date: 2-5 June 2014
Location: Aalto University, Espoo, Finland
Comments: IATUL 2014 - 35th Annual Conference – Aalto University, Espoo, Finland, 2-5 June 2014
Call for Papers
The IATUL 2014 Programme Committee invites proposals for papers and posters for the 35th IATUL Annual Conference “Measures for Success: Library Resources and Effectiveness under Scrutiny”
University libraries today are faced with leading and responding to continuous change, accelerated by the exponential growth of technological innovation and very wide ranging expectations by academic administrators and leaders. Information discovery tools are no longer the monopoly of libraries and increasing “openness” characterizes the whole process of engaging in and disseminating science.
More and more, libraries are challenged to demonstrate the “value added” and “return on investment” (ROI) components, especially at times of financial constraints and uncertainty. To resonate among users and stakeholders, libraries need to be able to produce flexible, relevant, robust, and scalable responses in a dynamic, global and constantly evolving higher education environment.
We invite papers and posters that will contribute to an informative and lively exploration of the following topics:
• Metrics: bibliometrics, altmetrics, statistics, quality management (performance indicators), library analytics etc.
• Marketing: advocacy (stakeholders’ perspective), outreach to patrons, communication channels, etc.
• Library organization and redesign
• Library as space: for patrons, for librarians; hosting emerging technologies
• Information resources internal: acquisition models, cataloguing, LMS, monopolies in information provision, etc.
• Information resources external: open access, copyright, repositories, virtual library, visualization, servicing MOOCs & other online and distance education models
• Competencies for a complex environment: challenges in the library profession, professional perspectives, educational models for librarians, training & development
For detailed instructions, please visit the conference website: http://wlib.aalto.fi/iatul2014 Email your proposal abstract (max 250 words) to the IATUL 2014 Programme Committee: IATUL2014(at)aalto.fi by 15th October 2013.
On behalf of the Organising Committee,
Irma Pasanen
Associate Library Director for Information Services
Aalto University Library
Full details from: http://wlib.aalto.fi/iatul2014

Fourth Annual International Conference on Information & Religion

Date: 5 - 6 June 2014
Location: Kent State University, Kent, Ohio, USA
Comments: Call for Papers and Posters: Fourth Annual International Conference on Information & Religion “Information Management in Religious Organizations” June 5 & 6, 2014, at Kent State University, Kent, Ohio
Featuring a keynote address by Kenneth Inskeep, Ph.D., Director, Research and Evaluation, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, and co-author of Chasing Down a Rumor: The Death of Mainline Denominations
The Center for the Study of Information and Religion (CSIR) will host its Fourth Annual International Conference on Information and Religion in spring/summer of 2014. This call for papers and posters seeks original contributions in a variety of areas in which scholars are exploring the intersections of religion and information. Topics related to information management in religious organizations might include (but are not limited to) research in the following areas:
• The use of information for strategic planning, policy development, congregational support, to add value to membership, etc., in religious organizations;
• The application of information science/management principles for efficient, timely, and accurate research;
• Uses of information technology for management of information in religious organizations and/or within the religious service;
• Information management, database management and/or content management in church libraries;
• The use of social media in youth ministry;
• Privacy and security issues in information management for religious organizations;
• Uses of information by congregation members;
• Dissemination of information by religious organizations;
• Defining and interpreting data and information in communicating about the organization;
• Autoethnography as a research method in religious organizations;
• The use of investigative or observational research and its impact on the religious service;
Prospective participants are encouraged to submit abstracts that report on recent research and scholarship. Contributions to this call for papers should not have been previously published. Poster presentations are also welcome. There are no restrictions on research methodology.
Abstracts will be considered for acceptance only when they are submitted on the PROPOSAL FORM before the deadline. Forms should be completed per instructions and emailed to csir@kent.edu.
•Nov. 30, 2013: Deadline to submit proposals
•Jan. 15, 2014: Notification of acceptance
•May 1, 2014: Deadline to submit final, completed papers in order for them to be considered for publication in ASIR: Advances in the Study of Information and Religion. Papers must be in proper APA style. Additional details regarding submission of full papers will be sent to those whose abstracts are accepted for conference presentation.
STUDENTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO PARTICIPATE.
Once selected, presenters are responsible for their own expenses related to the conference, including but not limited to registration fees, lodging, transportation and meals.
For more information, visit http://www.kent.edu/slis/research/csir/annual-conference-on-information-and-religion.cfm.
Full details from: http://www.kent.edu/slis/research/csir/annual-conference-on-information-and-religion.cfm.

Ninth International Conference on Open Repositories, OR2014

Date: 9-13 June 2014
Location: Helsinki, Finland
Comments: The Ninth International Conference on Open Repositories, OR2014, will be held 9-13 June 2014 in Helsinki, Finland. The organizers are pleased to invite you to contribute to the program. This year's conference theme is: Towards Repository Ecosystems
Repository systems are but one part of the ecosystem in 21st century research, and it is increasingly clear that no single repository will serve as the sole resource for its community. How can repositories best be positioned to offer complementary services in a network that includes research data management systems, institutional and discipline repositories, publishers, and the open Web? When should service providers build to fill identified niches, and where should they connect with related services? How might these networks offer services to support organizations that lack the resources to build their own, or researchers seeking to optimize their domain workflows?
Examining how repositories best integrate into the holistic research flow; exploring ties between domain-specific repositories and institutional repositories; and understanding durable content strategies outside of traditional repository environments are the central themes of the Open Repositories 2014 conference. We welcome proposals on these themes, but also on the theoretical, practical, organizational or administrative topics related to digital repositories. We're particularly interested in hearing about:
* Unconventional approaches to repository-like services
* Interconnection between publishers and repositories
* Researcher-centered design for scholarly workflows
* Adaptations to support curation lifecycle management, e.g., for research data
* Real-world scalability and performance stories: working at web-scale, with big data for global usage
* Requirements for holding restricted or classified data in repositories
* Infrastructure to accommodate national and international mandates for data management and open access
* Positioning repositories closer to (local, consortial, or cloud-based) cyberinfrastructure for data processing
* Leveraging connections to external services including:
* Remote identifier services (e.g., DOI, ORCID)
* (Re-)using repository data/metadata in new and unexpected ways, including integrated discovery
* Scholarly social media services, such as for annotation, review, comment, reputation, citation, and altmetrics
* CRIS and research management systems
* Digital preservation tools, services & infrastructure
* Community and sustainability in an open world
KEY DATES
• 3 February 2014: Deadline for submissions
• 4 April 2014: Submitters notified of acceptance to general conference
• 17 April 2014: Submitters notified of acceptance to interest groups
• 9-13 June 2014: OR2014 conference
SUBMISSION PROCESS
Conference Papers and Panels
We welcome proposals that are at least two pages and no more than four pages in length for presentations or panels that deal with digital repositories and repository services. Abstracts of accepted papers will be made available through the conference’s web site, and later they and associated materials will be made available in a repository intended for current and future OR content. In general, sessions are an hour and a half long with three papers per session; panels may take an entire session. Relevant papers unsuccessful in the main track will automatically be considered for inclusion, as appropriate, as an Interest Group presentation.
Interest Group Presentations
One to two-page proposals for presentations or panels that focus on use of one of the major repository platforms (DSpace, ePrints, and Fedora) are invited from developers, researchers, repository managers, administrators and practitioners describing novel experiences or developments in the construction and use of repositories involving issues specific to these technical platforms.
24x7 Presentation Proposals
We welcome one- to two-page proposals for 7 minute presentations comprising no more than 24 slides. Similar to Pecha Kuchas or Lightning Talks, these 24x7 presentations will be grouped into blocks based on conference themes, with each block followed by a moderated discussion / question and answer session involving the audience and whole block of presenters. This format will provide conference goers with a fast-paced survey of like work across many institutions, and presenters the chance to disseminate their work in more depth and context than a traditional poster.
"Repository Rants" 24x7 Block. One block of 24x7's at OR14 will revolve around "repository rants": brief exposés that challenge the conventional wisdom or practice, and highlight what the repository community is doing that is misguided, or perhaps just missing altogether. The top proposals will be incorporated into a track meant to provoke unconventional approaches to repository services.
Posters, Demos and Developer "How-To's"
We invite developers, researchers, repository managers, administrators and practitioners to submit one-page proposals for posters, demonstrations, technical how-tos and technology briefings. Posters provide an opportunity to present work that isn’t appropriate for a paper; you’ll have the chance to do a 60-second pitch for your poster or demo during a plenary session at the conference. Developer "How-To's" will provide a forum for running a mini-tutorial or demonstration in the developer lounge, if there are enough interested parties.
Developer Challenge
Each year a significant proportion of the delegates at Open Repositories are software developers who work on repository software or related services, and once again OR2014 will feature a Developer Challenge. An announcement will be made in the future with more details on the Challenge. Developers are also encouraged to make submissions to the other tracks--including posters, demonstrations, and 24x7 presentations--to present on recently completed work and works-in-progress.
Workshops and Tutorials
One- to two-page proposals for Workshops and Tutorials addressing theoretical or practical issues around digital repositories are welcomed. Please address the following in your proposal:
• The subject of the event and what knowledge you intend to convey
• Length of session (e.g., 1-hour, 2-hour? half a day? whole day?)
• How many attendees you plan to accommodate
• Technology and facility requirements
• Any other supplies or support required
• A brief statement on the learning outcomes from the session
• Anything else you believe is pertinent to carrying out the session
Submit your paper, poster, demo or workshop proposal through the conference system. PDF format is preferred. Please include presentation title, authors’ names and affiliations in the submission. The conference system will be open for submissions by 16 December 2013, and is linked from the conference web site: http://or2014.helsinki.fi/
Program Co-Chairs
Tom Cramer, Stanford University
Mike Giarlo, Pennsylvania State University
Simeon Warner, Cornell University
contact: or-program-chair@googlegroups.com
Local Hosts
Helsinki University Library
National Library of Finland
contact: or-2014@helsinki.fi
Social Media #or2014
Read the CFP online: http://bit.ly/1cRaLxV
Full details from: http://or2014.helsinki.fi/

Western Balkan Information Literacy Conference

Date: 11-14 June 2014
Location: Hotel "Opal" Bihać, Bosnia & Herzegovina
Comments: Western Balkan Information Literacy Conference
JUNE 11th-14th 2014 Juni na Uni 2014. - Hotel "Opal" Bihać, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Conference
website: http://conference.bibliotekabihac.com/
Call for Papers
Theme: Embracing relentless change: Information literacy and lifelong learning in a digital age: For all who are engaged in learning in this information rich society the challenge to achieve information literacy is vital in capitalising on the diverse and often overwhelming range of information choices with which we are continually faced. This is confounded further by the rise of digital and social media tools which doubtless have brought with them some stunning innovations and some colossal challenges. Information Literacy can help us discover, critically evaluate and generate new information to cradle these new diverse digital media forms which are as inspiring and transformational as they are formidable and at times impenetrable. Information literacy and lifelong learning are vital for active participation of individuals everywhere in social, cultural and political contexts- in the Western Balkans, in Europe and indeed worldwide. They enable us to learn how to learn. They are crucial in helping us realise educational and professional goals and aspirations. Harnessed together Information literacy and lifelong learning help us successfully survive and compete in the 21st century- in this digital age, a time of relentless change.
Main Themes and Topics: Western Balkan Information Literacy Conference.
A. Information literacy in the modern world
•information literacies (media literacy, digital literacy, visual literacy, financial literacy, health literacy, cyber wellness)
•Information Literacy and academic libraries
•Information literacy and adult education
•Information literacy and blended learning
•Information literacy and distance learning
•Information literacy and public libraries
•Information literacy and the knowledge economy
•Information Literacy in the modern world (e.g. web 2.0 ; web 3.0 ; mobile technologies; YouTube, trends, emerging technologies and innovation; growth of digital resources; gaming and application software (apps); digital reference tools; tiered reference services).
•The future of information literacy
•Workplace information literacy
B. Librarians as support to the lifelong learning process
•Digital empowerment and reference work
•Information Literacy across the disciplines
•Information literacy and digital preservation
•Information Literacy and online learning (e.g. self-paced IL modules)
•Information Literacy and Virtual Learning Environments
•Innovative IL approaches
•Instructional design and performance for information literacy (e.g. teaching practice,session design, lesson plans, self-paced student modules)
•Integrating information literacy into the curriculum
•Putting information literacy theory into practice
•Supporting users need through library 2.0 and beyond
•Student engagement with Information Literacy
C. Media and information literacy – theoretical approaches (standards, assessment,collaboration, etc.)
•Information literacy and Artificial intelligence
•Information Literacy and information behaviour
•Information literacy and reference services: cyber reference services, virtual reference services, mobile reference services, expert crowd sourcing, global reference volunteers
•Information literacy cultural and contextual approaches
•Information literacy evaluation and assessment
•Information literacy in different cultures and countries
•Information literacy project management
•Information literacy theory (models, standards, indicators, Moscow Declaration etc.)
•Measuring in information literacy instruction assessment
D. New aspects of education/strategic planning, policy, and advocacy for information literacy in a digital age
•Branding, promotion and marketing for information literacy
•Cross –sectorial; and interdisciplinary collaboration and partnerships for information literacy
•Information literacy policies and development
•Leadership and Governance for information literacy
•Strategic planning for IL
•Strategies in e-learning to promote self-directed and sustainable learning in the area of information literacy skills.
Paper submission:
Submissions in any of the following forms are accepted:
•Full paper to be published in conference proceedings
•Presentation
•Roundtable discussion
•Poster session
•Train-the-trainers workshop
•PechaKucha
Papers submission dateline: Friday 16 May 2014
Important Dates:
Paper submission deadline May 16, 2014
Notification of acceptance May 31, 2014
Dissemination of final programme June 03, 2014
Deadline for authors to submit slides June 05, 2014
For further information: please see the Western Balkan Information Literacy Conference website for additional details at: http://conference.bibliotekabihac.com/
Please note: all expenses, including registration for the conference, travel, accommodation etc., are the responsibility of the authors/presenters. No financial support can be provided by the Conference Committee, but a special invitation can be issued to authors.
Regards
Padraig Kirby MSc (LIS) BA (Hons) HdipLIS, Senior Library Assistant, The Library, Limerick Institute of Technology,Moylish park, Limerick, Ireland. 00353 61 293516 Padraig.Kirby@lit.ie
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LIBRARIES IN THE DIGITAL AGE (LIDA) 2014

Date: 16–20 June 2014
Location: Zadar, Croatia
Comments: CALL FOR PARTICIPATION LIBRARIES IN THE DIGITAL AGE (LIDA) 2014
Zadar, Croatia, 16–20 June 2014, University of Zadar, Zadar, Croatia
http://www.unizd.hr/hr-hr/english/aboutus.aspx)
Full information at: http://ozk.unizd.hr/lida/ Email: lida@unizd.hr
Libraries in the Digital Age (LIDA) is a biennial international conference that focuses on the transformation of libraries and information services in the digital environment. In recognition of evolving online and social technological influences that present both challenges and opportunities, “ASSESSMENT” is the theme for LIDA 2014. The conference theme is divided into two parts. The first part addresses advances in qualitative assessment methods and practices and the second part covers assessment methods involving alternative metrics based on social media and a wider array of communicative activities, commonly referred to as “altmetrics.” LIDA 2014 brings together researchers, educators, and practitioners from all over the world in a forum for personal exchanges, discussions, and learning, made memorable by being held in an enchanting and spectacularly beautiful city on the shore of the Adriatic Sea.
LIDA 2014 Theme: ASSESSING LIBRARIES AND LIBRARY USERS AND USE
Part I: Qualitative methods in assessing libraries, users, & use: applications, results. Contributions (types described below) are invited covering the following and related topics:
• New methodological developments and practical applications in qualitative assessments of libraries and information systems;
• Application of qualitative methods to the study of library users and use;
. Studies using a variety of qualitative methods, such as observations, surveys, interviews, focus groups, case studies, cultural studies, oral history, grounded theory, document studies, Delphi studies and others;
• Qualitative study of a variety of library user groups or potential users: by generation, by role or occupation, by level of education and technological literacy, and others
• Assessment of library services in a variety of e-services, such as information literacy programs, e-learning, distance education, e-scholarship and others;
• Practical transformations in library services as a result of assessment;
• Emergence of new library visions and missions related to users and their reflection in new services as a result of assessment;
• Discussion about general issues resulting from assessments: How are we to understand new or transformed library services in their own right? In relation to traditional library services and values?
Part II: Altmetrics - new methods in assessing scholarly communication and libraries: issues, applications, results. Contributions (types described below) are invited covering the following and related topics:
• Methodological developments and practical applications in altmetric assessments of scholarly communication, including caveats;
• Related criteria for altmetrics, such as [articles, concepts, ideas]viewed, downloaded, reused, adapted, shared, bookmarked, commented upon;
• Results from altmetric studies related to scholarly communication and evaluation;
• Methodological and practical applications in the use of altmetrics in libraries and information systems;
• Effects of social media on libraries and information systems of all kinds;
• Criteria and metrics for assessing library employment of social media;
• Results from studies of use of social media in libraries, particularly involving any kind of assessment;
• Changes in libraries’ use of social media;
• Discussion about general issues: How can and should libraries use social media? How are libraries and information systems to respond to the ever growing importance of social media in society? What are opportunities and challenges?
Types of contributions. Invited are the following types of contributions:
1. Papers: scholarly studies and reports on research and practice that will be presented at the conference and included in the published proceedings. The proceedings will be published in print and on the LIDA web site.
2. Posters: short graphic presentations on research studies, advances,examples, or preliminary work that will be presented in a special poster session. Awards will be given for Best Poster and Best Student Poster.
3. Demonstrations: live examples of working projects, services, interfaces, commercial products, or developments-in-progress that will be presented during the conference in specialized facilities or presented in special demonstration sessions.
4. Workshops: two to four-hour sessions that will be tutorial and educational in nature. Workshops will be presented before and after the main part of the conference and will require separate fees, to be shared with workshop organizers.
5. PhD Forum: short presentations by Ph.D. students, particularly as related to their dissertation, in a session organized by the European Chapter of the American Society for Information Science and Technology (EC/ASIST); responses will be provided by a panel of educators at this forum.
Submissions: Instructions for all submissions and author guidelines are provided at LIDA 2014 site http://ozk.unizd.hr/lida/. All submissions will be refereed.
Important dates:
Papers and posters: an extended abstract by 15 January 2014.
Acceptance decision: announced by 10 February 2014.
Full papers and poster summaries for Proceedings: by 15 April 2014.
Workshops: a short proposal by 31 January 2014.
Demonstrations: a proposal by 1 March 2014.
PhD Forum: dissertation proposal or research description by 1 March 2014.
Conference contact information
Conference co-directors: TATJANA APARAC-JELUSIC, Ph.D., Department of Information Science, University of Zadar; Zadar, Croatia; taparac@unizd.hr (also for general correspondence)
TEFKO SARACEVIC, Ph.D., School of Communication and Information, Rutgers University; New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA tefkos@rutgers.edu
Program chairs: For part I: DAVID BAWDEN, Ph.D., Centre for Information Science, City University London, London, UK. db@soi.city.ac.uk
For part II: BLAISE CRONIN, Ph.D., D.S.Sc., School of Informatics & Computing, Indiana University, Indiana, USA. bcronin@indiana.edu
Venue: Zadar is one of the enchanting cities on the Adriatic coast, rich in history. It still preserves a very old network of narrow and charming city streets, as well as a Roman forum dating back to the first century AD. In addition, the Zadar region is one of unparalleled natural beauty that includes two national parks. On the Adriatic Sea is the Kornati National Park, an unusual and colorful group of some 100 small islands. The National Park Paklenica is also close by, for those who enjoy exploring a more mountainous terrain. Croatia is a great tourist destination of unspoiled beauty.
Marija Dalbello, Ph.D. Assoc. Prof., Dept. of Library & Info Science Director, Ph.D. Program School of Communication and Information 4 Huntington Street Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey ew Brunswick, New Jersey 08901-1071N Voice: 848.932.8785 FAX: 732.932.6916 Internet: dalbello@rutgers.edu http://comminfo.rutgers.edu/directory/dalbello/index.html
Full details from: http://ozk.unizd.hr/lida/

InSITE 2014

Date: 30 June-4 July 2014
Location: Wollongong, Australia
Comments: Call for Participation: Submissions Due Nov. 30 for fullest consideration
InSITE 2014: Informing Science + IT Education Conferences: Australia Jun 30 - Jul 4 2014
Wollongong, Australia
Will you help us to get out the word that InSITE 2014 will be in Australia? We need your help to spread the good news that the Informing Science Institute (ISI) will be holding InSITE in Wollongong, NSW Australia this coming July, sponsored and hosted by the UoW College of Business. For fullest consideration, full papers should be submitted by Nov. 30 at http://InSITE.nu Will you send out the InSITE announcements at http://informingscience.us/2014InSITECfP.pdf to email lists you are on and post the announcement in the usual places? Completed papers are due by November 30 for full consideration. The conference takes place June 30 – July 4, 2014 on the campus of the University of Wollongong. It is being sponsored by the College of Business and Michael Jones is the Conference Chair.
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If you have not already done so, please volunteer to provide Mentoring Reviews of InSITE submission this December and January. Read more at http://Volunteer.InformingScience.org
Thanks in advance for your help,
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Eli Cohen & Elizabeth Boyd, Informing Science Institute
InSITE 2014 Comes to Australia The annual InSITE conference will be held in Wollongong, NSW Australia June 30 - July 4, 2014, with regular paper submission occurring now through the end of November. (See http://InSITE.NU for details.) InSITE is often quoted as the best conference delegates have ever attended. Its focus is to develop the trust relationships needed to enable collaborative research with colleagues from other nations and other disciplines. It is a unique experience in which the leadership in the organization truly welcomes new and old researchers alike. Unlike conferences that are designed for cliques of insiders, at InSITE you are the insider. Awards and Opportunities Available for Quality Papers Received by Nov. 30 The Informing Science Institute is granting up to 17 awards for quality papers presented at the conference. · Best Student Paper (Ph.D or Higher Degree Research) Scholarship (up to 10 awards of $300 each) · Zbigniew J. Gackowski Memorial Award for Informing Science research · Best Paper Awards – for Misinformation, Disinformation and Bias, Doctoral Studies, Informing Science Research, Discussion Case Study, IT Education, Education using IT (up to one award in each of the six categories) · plus fast-tracking of these and other quality papers for publication in our journals. · In addition, if you attended the 18th Int'l Education Technology Conference and Social Media 2013, you can claim your $100 Cash Travel Grant to attend InSITE. For more details, visit http://InSITE.nu and download a Call for Papers from http://informingscience.us/2014InSITECfP.pdf
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European Conference on Social Media ECSM 2014

Date: 10-11 July 2014
Location: University of Brighton, UK
Comments: We are delighted to announce that the response to the call for papers for the inaugural European Conference on Social Media ECSM 2014, which is being held at the University of Brighton, UK on the 10-11 July 2014 has been excellent. However due to a number of requests for extensions, we are keeping the call open until the 6th of January 2014. (This will be reflected on the web site later on today).
For more information, please go to http://academic-conferences.org/ecsm/ecsm2014/ecsm14-call-papers.htm
We invite contributions for academic research, case studies and work-in-progress/posters are welcomed approaches. PhD Research, proposals for roundtable discussions, non-academic contributions and product demonstrations based on the main themes are also invited.
Publication opportunity: Papers accepted for the conference will be published in the conference proceedings, subject to author registration and payment. ECSM proceedings are submitted to Thomson ISI World of Science, Scopus, Google and a number of other citation organisations for indexing.
Papers that have been presented at the conference will also be considered for publication in a number of high quality journals, including:
Electronic Journal of Knowledge Management published by ACPIL, ISSN 1479-4411 (www.ejkm.com ).
The International Journal of Social Media and Interactive Learning Environments published by Inderscience, ISSN online: 2050-3962 ISSN print: 2050-3954.
The Journal of Web Based Communities published by Inderscience, ISSN online: 1741-8216 ISSN print: 1477-8394
Follow the conference on LinkedIn Facebook and Twitter
Kind regards
Sue Nugus, Conferences Director, http://www.academic-conferences.org
sue@academic-conferences.org Tel: +44 (0) 118 972 4148
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IFLA Satellite meeting in 2014: Restructuring Resource Sharing: New Organizations, Technologies, Methods.

Date: 13-14 August 2014
Location: Nancy, France
Comments: Call for Papers: An IFLA Satellite meeting in 2014: Restructuring Resource Sharing: New Organizations, Technologies, Methods.
Sponsored by IFLA Document Delivery and Resource Sharing Section.
Nancy, France, 13-14 August 2014
The IFLA Document Delivery and Resource Sharing Section Standing Committee invites papers for the IFLA Document Delivery and Resource Sharing Satellite Meeting at the Inist-CNRS, Vandoeuvre-les-Nancy, France.
The theme of the Satellite Meeting is: Restructuring Resource Sharing: New Organizations, Technologies, Methods? and will be held in association with the 80th Annual IFLA Conference in Lyon, France (16-22 August 2014).
Target Audience: Library professionals and practitioners interested in the evolution and future of document delivery and resource sharing services and technologies, with a special focus on technological solutions, methods, and configurations to facilitate and enhance library services and processes.
Topics
Resource sharing activities of all types, including: interlibrary loan, cooperative collection development, cooperative reference, direct borrowing, consortial programs, and shared licensing/purchasing of electronic resources
Open source systems and their role in resource sharing
Challenges and solutions to sharing electronic resources such as e-books and e-journals including digitized works
Effects of alternative publishing models such as open access on resource sharing practices
Innovative approaches or trends in resource sharing in all types of libraries or parts of the world
New frontiers for library consortia or collaboration between individual libraries
International resource sharing concerns, such as: delivery methods, payment options, interoperability of systems, computer standards
Intellectual property rights in different countries or regions, especially as they pertain to resource sharing of electronic resources
Methodologies for assessing the effectiveness of resource sharing initiatives
Venue: Meetings will be held at the Institut de l?Information Scientifique et Technique (Inist) in Vandoeuvre-les-Nancy in the beautiful north-east of France.
Important Dates
15 February 2014 - Abstract submission deadline
15 March 2014 - Decision notification
15 May 2014 - Final papers due
13-14 August 2014 ? Satellite Meeting
Proposals: If you are interested in contributing a paper, please send the following, in electronic format (preferably via e-mail):
An abstract of about 200 words in English including a title
Brief biographical information of the author(s)/presenter(s) with current employment information (maximum 150 words)
Contact details including mailing address, email address, telephone and /or fax numbers
Submit your proposal to the address below by 15th February 2014:
Pentti Vattulainen (Mr), Chair, IFLA Document Delivery and Resource Sharing Section
E-mail: pentti.vattulainen@nrl.fi
The submissions will be reviewed by the Standing Committees of the Document Delivery and Resource Sharing Section with INIST staff members. The selection will be based on the abstracts and rated on how well they fit the programme theme. Authors will be contacted by 15th March 2014. For successful applicants the deadline for submission of full papers is 15th May 2014 to allow time for review. The conference language is English.
Please note that expenses of attending the conference, including travel, hotel, and conference registration fees will be the responsibility of the authors
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IFLA 2014 Satellite Meeting - Linked Data in Libraries: Let's make it happen!

Date: 14 August 2014
Location: Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris, Site François-Mitterrand
Comments: Date: August 14, 2014 - 9am-5pm
Venue: Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris, Site François-Mitterrand
During the past few years, libraries have started experimenting with Linked Data technologies: releasing open data in RDF, merging and aggregating datasets, creating prototypes, proofs of concepts and new applications for their end users, providing data services for developers inside and outside the library domain. Linked Data has been advocated both as a powerful vehicle to help libraries enter the Web and a new interoperability framework which could encourage convergence with other domains and communities such as archives and museums. The promise is also to make library online services more attractive : search engines may be able to link into library catalogues, making thereby much more easy to find entries, books, publications, etc. New library models and standards such as FRBR and RDA are now inspired by RDF and their latest developments encompass the paradigm of the triple.
With the technology becoming mature, it is more than ever necessary to build a Linked Data community in libraries, in order to share not only data, but also tools, lessons learnt and demonstrated benefits of this technology to end users. This one-day event aims at bringing up actual realizations and demonstrating how Linked Data can maximize the benefit of library data for the community at large. The goal of this event is to encourage professionals who have started implementing semantic web projects in libraries to share their feedback and best practices from a real life perspective (and not only from a pure advocacy / experimental angle) with those who are willing to do the same, and also facilitate networking and possibly new projects between them.
This event targets participants ranging from three profile types of professionals:
motivated librarians interested in Linked Data but not very knowledgeable yet (beginners),
confirmed digital curators and IT librarians who want to get more in-depth, practical,
hands-on experience in development (advanced),
managers, middle-managers and decision-makers.
We are also interested in having participants and speakers from companies and contractors who have experienced working on Linked Data projects with libraries, not so much from the perspective of promoting a specific product or service, but to share their own vision and feedback in implementing such projects with cultural organizations at large. Dedicated tracks combining plenary sessions, panels and tutorials should accommodate the interests of all participants.
Issues will include technology, architecture and formats of course, but also economic, legal and organizational challenges - all the aspects which need to be taken in consideration to make innovation "happen".
Relevant topics may include:
feedback on experiments with publishing and linking library data,
creation of new services based on library linked data,
institutional, regional or global partnerships derived from linked data initiatives,
recommendations and experiments with the use of library standards in RDF,-use cases and use scenarios based on library linked data,
linked data and open data, licensing issues,-reaching out to other, related communities, e.g. publishing, search,
organizational issues such as training, skill development or funding.
Two types of submissions will be considered:
full papers: between 1500 and 3000 words. Full papers will be granted 30 minutes presentations and will be published in full on the conference Website according to IFLA rules,
short presentations: between 200 and 500 words. Short presentations will be granted 15 minutes presentations and slides and abstract will be published on the conference Website.
The language of the conference is English.
By submitting a paper or presentation, you guarantee that at least one of the authors will attend the conference and present the paper or presentation. No funding will be provided by IFLA nor BnF for attendance.
Submissions should be made via Easychair at the following address : https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=iflalld2014
Programme committee co-chairs: Emmanuelle Bermes, Centre Pompidou and Gildas Illien, Bibliothèque nationale de France
IMPORTANT DATES:
Deadline submission for full papers and short presentations: March 8. 2014
Notification of acceptance: May 9. 2014
Final version of full papers: June 28. 2014
Workshop date: Aug.14. 2014
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FAIFE Satellite Meeting 2014 in collaboration with Globethics.net

Date: 14-15 August 2014
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Comments: IFLA (International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions) FAIFE (IFLA Committee on Freedom of Access to Information and Freedom of Expression) FAIFE Satellite Meeting 2014 in collaboration with Globethics.net - 14-15 August 2014, Geneva
Call for Papers
Conference on "Ethical Dilemmas in the Information Society: How Codes of Ethics Help to Find Ethically Based Solutions"
Librarians, archivists and other information workers all over the world are quite aware of their profession's ethical implications. Archivists have already published their international code in 1996 (the ICA Code of Deontology). On the library side, despite the fact that in more than 60 countries library associations have developed and approved a national code of ethics for librarians, there was no international code until August 2012, when the Governing Board of IFLA approved the new IFLA Code of Ethics for Librarians and Other Information Workers. Globethics.net Foundation based in Geneva took part in its elaboration.
Although the international Code has now been launched and accepted as an official policy of IFLA, the FAIFE Committee considers that the work should continue, because a code of ethics must be a living document and because ways have to be found to implement ethics and ethical reflection more deeply in the day-to-day work in libraries and archives. This is the intention behind the Conference on “ Ethical Dilemmas in the Information Society: How Codes of Ethics Help to Find Ethically Based Solutions” being organised from 14-15 August 2014 in Geneva/Switzerland, to discuss ethical dilemmas and to use the Code as an incentive to bring ethical issues more prominently in professional and public debates.
The Conference will be held in a beautiful castle, near the Lake of Geneva. This convenient and welcoming venue will give participants ideal conditions to meet, to concentrate and to enter into a living and rich debate.
The programme will offer three keynote speeches by invited speakers and three workshops. For the workshops, we are looking for nine (9) contributors, who are willing to share their experience and their views on the following issues:
- Codes of ethics in practice: i.e. methods to create and discuss a code of ethics; how to popularise a code; how to use it; how to maintain it; individual vs. institutional ethics;
- Ethical values and dilemmas in the library and / or archive workplace: access to information; responsibility towards individuals and society; open access and intellectual property rights; integrity of documents; respect of historical context; authenticity of documents; colleagues and employer/employee relationships; privacy, secrecy and transparency; neutrality, personal integrity, professional skills.
Deadline for abstracts (500 words): 4 January 2014
Decision of the selection committee: 16 January 2014
Deadline for full papers (about 3000 words): 1 June 2014
Selection committee: Prof. Dr Christoph Stueckelberger, Globethics.net Executive Director and Founder; Prof. Dr Hermann Roesch, FAIFE Committee Vice-Chair; and Amélie Vallotton Preisig, FAIFE Committee Member and Globethics.net Senior Associate.
Please send your abstract to vallotton@globethics.net
Your paper may be selected either to be presented at a workshop or to be published in the Globethics.net Global Digital Library on Ethics, www.globethics.net.
Nota bene: FAIFE does not take in charge the price of the ticket nor the conference fees for the contributors. The organising committee can write an invitation letter to facilitate the obtainment of a visa.
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2014 IFLA World Library & Information Conference: Section on Education and Training (SET)

Date: 18 August 2014
Location: Lyon, France
Comments: Call for Proposals for Ignite presentations for the 40th anniversary of the IFLA Section on Education and Training. (Off-Site Meeting/Summit)
Over the past four decades, the Section on Education and Training (SET) has supported and enhanced library and information science (LIS) education and training based on research and professional practice on an international scale. During the 2014 IFLA conference in Lyon, Monday, August 18, 2014 , SET will celebrate its 40th anniversary with an off-site summit at ENSSIB (École Nationale Supérieure des Sciences de l'Information et des Bibliothèques http://www.enssib.fr/). The summit will address SET’s history and future by creating a collaborative forum for critical discussion that includes panels, keynotes, and Ignite sessions.
Ignite is a fast-paced event started in 2006 (http://igniteshow.com/howto) that uses the Ignite talk format. Speakers present a topic using 20 slides that advance automatically every 15 seconds, giving each speaker 5 minutes total.
We will have two, one-hour Ignite sessions with 10 presenters for each session. This call is for one of the sessions with the theme of "LIS education in 2050”. The presentations are meant to generate awareness and stimulate action on LIS education, training and research.
Proposals should be submitted to Breanne Crumpton becrumpt@uncg.edu and Clara. M. Chu cmchu@uncg.edu and should include:
1.Name, affiliation and email
2.Biography - In approximately 75 words, please provide a short bio about yourself and your background.
3.Presentation Title
4.Abstract - In 100 words or less, what you intend to cover.
5.Short Session Description - In just 20 words or less, what would the marketing blurb be to advertise your Ignite session?
Ignite proposals are assessed based on the following criteria:
•Quality of content
•Level of interest
•Relevance to the field
•Innovativeness
IMPORTANT DATES:
•Submission deadline for Ignite presentations: 31 January 2014
•Speakers informed of proposal outcomes: By end of February 2014
•Early bird IFLA conference registration deadline: 15 May 2014
•Submission of final presentation slides: 1 August 2014
•Online conference registration closes: 14 August 2014
Clara M. Chu, Ph.D., Chair and Professor, Department of Library and Information Studies, UNCG 336.334.3481 https://sites.google.com/a/uncg.edu/cmchu/
* 2014/15 ALISE President
* 2013-15 IFLA Division IV Chair, Professional Committee & Governing Board Member
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2014 IFLA World Library & Information Conference:Libraries for Children and Young Adults and Literacy and Reading Sections

Date: 17-21 August 2014
Location: Lyon, France
Comments: IFLA Sections Libraries for Children and Young Adults and Literacy and Reading Session in the 80th Annual IFLA conference in Lyon, France August 17 -21, 2014
Call for papers: Libraries creating content for/with children and young adults
Libraries have always created content, writing reviews, organising writing clubs or collecting oral tradition for instance, and editing and publishing it in different ways, confidential or not. But content development has greatly increased in the last decade, thanks to the much larger inclusion of readers in library life and of course, thanks to technology. It makes collecting, recording, creating, publishing and accessing so much easier and more possible to most, not only to librarians but to young readers and their families. How is this content creation happening? What kind of content is being created, how, who by, with what goals? How are these actions helping children and/or young adults and their families engage with reading? How is local content being published and preserved? How is it being received all over the world?
We are interested in presentations on content creation and publishing in libraries, for and/or with children and young adults
- by librarians ; by librarians in partnership with other professionals
- with/by children and young adults
- with/by families
- to support parents with literacy problems so that they can help their children develop a love of reading
- to collect, capture or create content related to traditional knowledge and cultural heritage
- using digital literacy in particular
- creating social media content and other web content (blog posts, podcasts, videos…)
- publishing (in printed or digital form) and giving access to locally created content
- the impact of creating and giving access to locally created content
Submission Guidelines
• Proposals must be sent before February 15 2014 via email to: Kirsten Boelt kirsten.boelt@gmail.com
• They must include (in English or in French):
- Title of paper
- Summary of paper (up to 500 words- ½ page)
- Which elements of the Call the paper covers
- The speaker’s name, address, telephone and fax numbers, professional affiliation, email address and biographical note (40 words)
• The abstracts will be reviewed by the Review Committee. Successful proposals will be identified and announced by February 28, 2014.
• Full text papers should be provided by 30 April 2014. They can be written in any of the seven IFLA official languages, but a translation into English will be very welcome. They should be 3-20 pages long, in a Word file. They must include an abstract and an appendix “lessons learnt”: succinct recommendations derived from the paper content.
• Oral presentations of papers will be of 15 minutes + 5 minutes for discussion with the audience. Texts of oral presentations must be sent to kirsten.boelt@gmail.com before August 1st 2014, so that translations can be prepared.
Important Dates
Deadline for submissions February 15 2014
Notification of acceptance/rejection February 28 2014
Deadline for submission of full papers April 30 2014
Deadline for submission of text of oral presentation August 1 2014
Expenses: One-day registration fees will be waived for the speakers. However, it is the speakers’ responsibility to find funding for travel, accommodation and associated costs, which IFLA and its Sections are not in a position to fund.
IFLA Section Libraries for Children and Young Adults
Chair: Viviana Quiñones, Bibliothèque nationale de France, Centre national de la littérature pour la jeunesse, Quai François-Mauriac, 75706 Paris cedex 13, France,
Tél. + 33 (0)1 53 79 52 86, fax + 33 (0)1 53 79 41 80
Email: viviana.quinones@bnf.fr
Secretary: Kirsten Boelt, Deputy City Librarian, Aalborg Public Libraries, Rendsburggade 2, Postboks 839, DK-9100 AALBORG Denmark Tel. +(45)99314425, fax +(45)99314390
Email: kirsten.boelt@gmail.com
IFLA Section Literacy and Reading
Chair: Annie Everall, Director, Authors Aloud UK, United Kingdom Tel. +(44)(1543) 278410 Fax +(44)(1543) 278410 Email: annie@alannie.demon.co.uk
Secretary: Barbara Combes, Lecturer, Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga NSW PO Box 48 GUILDFORD Western Australia 6935 Australia
Email: bcombes@csu.edu.au
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2014 IFLA World Library and Information Congress, 80th IFLA General Conference and Assembly

Date: 16-22 August 2014
Location: Lyon, France
Comments: Libraries, Citizens, Societies: Confluence for Knowledge
IFLA WLIC 2014, Lyon, France. IFLA is delighted to announce that online registration is now open for the 2014 IFLA World Library and Information Congress, 80th IFLA General Conference and Assembly. IFLA WLIC 2014 will be held from 16-22 August 2014, in Lyon, France.
Attendees can register for the Congress via the Congress website: http://conference.ifla.org/ifla80/registration
Please note that if you registered for IFLA WLIC 2013 via the online registration system, you can use the same login username and password for IFLA WLIC 2014.
Should you have a group booking of ten or more attendees, please contact wlic2014-registration@kit-group.org for further information on how to register your group.
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2014 World Library & Information Conference: Document Delivery and Resource Sharing Section

Date: 16-22 August 2014
Location: Lyon, France
Comments: Call for papers:Document Delivery and Resource Sharing Section Open Session Lyon 2014
Theme: Conversion of print to electronic – impact on resource sharing
The Document Delivery and Resource Sharing Section invites proposals for papers to be presented at a two hour programme which is scheduled to take place in Lyon. http://conference.ifla.org/ifla80
Subjects of interest include
· Born digital material and resource sharing
· eBooks and eJournals and resource sharing
· Digitization and resource sharing
· Digital document delivery
· New roles for library consortia and new areas of collaboration between consortia members or between individual libraries: (E-resources or resource sharing generally)
· Demonstrations of new technologies that support resource sharing initiatives
· Changes, real or proposed, to copyright law, licensing practices, or other legal matters which will influence libraries’ abilities to share their resources with one another
· Digital experiments in resource sharing: success and/or failure
Proposals should include
· Author(s) name, title, institution, and contact information including email address
· Brief biographical sketch
· Title of paper
· Abstract (100 to 250 words)
Proposals should be submitted to Peter Bae at this email address: bibliotecario@gmail.com no later than 03 March 2014
Selected presenters will be notified by 2 April 2014.
Papers: Presenters will be expected to submit final versions of their papers in Word format by May 3rd, 2014. Full papers submitted after this date will be published on the conference web site only. Papers should be in English or in one of the official IFLA languages with an English translation attached. The language of the session will be English. Presenters will have 20 to 25 minutes at the programme to present their papers and time will be allocated at the end of the session for an open forum to allow for audience interaction.
Please note that the Programme Committee has no funds to assist prospective authors: abstracts should only be submitted on the understanding that the expenses of attending the Lyon Conference (including travel, expenses and conference fee) will be the responsibility of the author(s)/ presenter(s) of accepted papers. Some national professional organizations may be able to help fund certain expenses and a small number of grants for conference attendance may be available.
For more information, please contact Pentti Vattulainen at this address: pentti.vattulainen@nrl.fi
Submissions:
All proposals must be in before 3 March 2013.
All expenses, including registration for the conference, travel, accommodation etc., are the responsibility of the authors/presenters. No financial support can be provided by IFLA, but a special invitation can be issued to authors.
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2014 World Library and Information Congress: 80th IFLA General Conference and Assembly: Library Services to Multicultural Populations Section

Date: 16-22 August 2014
Location: Lyon, France
Comments: World Library and Information Congress: 80th IFLA General Conference and Assembly. Lyon, France, from 16-22 August 2014. Congress theme: "Libraries, Citizens, Societies: Confluence for Knowledge"
Call for Papers: Library Services to Multicultural Populations Section
Theme: Libraries as Modern Towers of Babel: Fostering Development from an Individual to a Social Being: the Role of Multiculturalism for Mutual Understanding
The above IFLA Section invites proposals for papers to be presented at a two-hour session at the next IFLA General Conference in August 2014 in Lyon.
This session focuses on the issues of diverse communities and the means libraries are using to provide equal access to all kinds and forms of information in our modern multicultural and multilingual society; becoming a universal public, social, neutral and welcoming space for every patron, and a unique resource for self-development, building relationships and careers. While some countries have been successful in providing local communities with the above mentioned services, some areas of the world need help with advocating for, developing and sustaining these programs. This session will further the awareness of the importance of rendering equal services to multilingual communities and offer an opportunity for exchange about the best examples of library initiatives in creating a multicultural public space and providing informational and human support to diverse populations.
Subjects of interest include:
•Multicultural collection development (including multilingual cataloguing)
•Equal digital multicultural access
•Social inclusion through library programs
•Libraries as a multicultural community space
•Promotion of cultural competencies to politicians and decision makers
•Best practices and knowledge sharing about cultural competencies and civic education/social inclusion library programs
Proposals should include: Title of presentation, Abstract of no more than 500 words in English, Name, e-mail address, position (title) of presenter(s), plus a brief presenter(s) biography, Presenter(s) employer or affiliate institution
Important dates and timelines
Please send your proposal for papers no later than February 15, 2014 to all four Program Committee members: Svetlana Gorokhova (svetagotokhova@gmail.com), Roberto Morelato (rmorelato@libriliberi.bz.it) , Siri Tidemann-Andersen (siri.tidemann-andersen@kul.oslo.kommune.no) and Fred Gitner (fred.j.gitner@queenslibrary.org)
The proposals will be evaluated by the Program Committee members of IFLA Library Services to Multicultural Populations Section and notification of acceptance will be sent by March 15, 2014.
The presenters selected for the program at the Lyon conference will be asked to submit a formal paper (to be published on the IFLA conference website) no later than May 1, 2014.
If full papers are written in any IFLA language other than English they should include an abstract in English as well.
Both abstracts and full papers should be submitted as a MS Word file by e-mail. Proposed papers must be original and not have been published elsewhere.
Submissions: All proposals must be received no later than February 15, 2014.
Please note: All expenses, including registration for the conference, travel, accommodation, etc., are the responsibility of the authors /presenters. No financial support can be provided by IFLA, but a special invitation can be issued to authors.
Congress Attendance Grants
The French National Committee and IFLA are working hard to secure funds for Conference Participation Grants. Up-to-date information will be available on IFLA’s Conference Participation Grants webpage http://conference.ifla.org/ifla80/conference-participation-grants
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2014 IFLA World Library & Information Congress: School Library Section

Date: 16-22 August 2014
Location: Lyon, France
Comments: Call for Papers – School Libraries Section (Division I)
Theme: School Libraries on the Agenda: Advocacy Initiatives from Around the World
This session will be a culmination and celebration of the IFLA-funded project, School Libraries on the Agenda, which is part of the BSLA (Building Strong Library Associations) initiative. In collaboration with the International Association of School Librarianship, the School Libraries Section developed online training materials to support associations and other agencies and individuals in their work to develop and improve school library services.
Topics of interest: The School Libraries Section invites submission of proposals for papers (including case studies) about school library advocacy initiatives. The papers will be presented at a two-hour session in Lyon; the language of the session will be English.
Proposals might address one of the topics suggested, but are not limited to these topics:
· Establishment of a new school library association
Collaboration to change school library legislation
· Development of a school library network
· Government initiatives for school library development
· Using data to inform school library advocacy efforts
· Communicating with stakeholders and/or decision-makers
· Development of an advocacy purpose and strategies for action
Important dates:
· 3 February 2014: Deadline for submission of proposals
· 3 March 2014: Notification of acceptance
· 19 May 2014: Deadline for submission of full text of the paper
Submission of Proposals – guidelines:
Proposals should submitted in the form of an extended abstract and be no more than 500 words in length. Proposals also should include the following information:
· Name, title, and employer or affiliated institution of presenter(s)
· Title of proposed paper or case study
· Address and email address of speaker(s)
· Brief biographical statement about each speaker
· Language of presentation
· Contact information for response to the proposal
Proposals should be sent by 3 February 2014 to:
Dianne Oberg, Secretary of the School Libraries Section, E-mail: doberg@ualberta.ca
The subject line of your submission should be "IFLA SL Proposal" followed by your last name. For example, "IFLA SL Proposal - Oberg"
The contact person for each proposal will be informed by 3 March 2014 whether their proposal has been accepted or not.
Submission of Final Papers: Presenters will be expected to submit abstracts (maximum 300 words) and full papers (maximum 3000 words) as an MS Word file by email to doberg@ualberta.ca by 19 May 2014. Papers should be in English (or in one of the other official IFLA languages - Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Russian, and Spanish - with an English translation attached). Papers must be original and must not have been published previously.
Note: All expenses, including registration for the congress, travel, and accommodation, are the responsibility of the authors /presenters. No financial support can be provided by IFLA or by the School Libraries Section, but a special invitation can be issued to authors for the day of their presentation. However, the French National Committee and IFLA are trying to secure funds for Conference Participation Grants, see http://conference.ifla.org/ifla80/conference-participation-grants
The School Libraries Section looks forward to hearing from you regarding your proposals for papers for WLIC 2014.
Dianne Oberg, PhD, Professor Emerita, University of Alberta, Chair, IASL / IFLA SLRC Joint Committee, Regional Director for Canada, IASL, Secretary, IFLA School Libraries SC
(780) 488-9572 (home/office) (780) 668-6565 (cell)
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2014 IFLA World Library & Information Conference: Knowledge Management Section

Date: 16-22 August 201
Location: Lyon, France
Comments: Call for Papers Knowledge Management Section Program IFLA WLIC 2014 Lyon, France
(http://conference.ifla.org/ifla80/calls-for-papers/knowledge-digital-age)
Theme: Knowledge in the Digital Age - Libraries and librarians are managing the digital transformation
The IFLA Knowledge Management (KM) Section provides an international platform for professional communication and understanding of the significance of KM for libraries. It gives a voice to KM on a global scale and follows the developments in KM, promoting its practical implementation within the global library community.
The annual IFLA World Library and Information Congress (WLIC) provides an opportunity to present innovative models, case studies and research. Delegates and speakers from all parts of the world come together to discuss new developments and successful practices in libraries. The conference motto for the 2014 Conference in Lyon, France is: "Libraries, Citizens, Societies: Confluence for Knowledge".
The IFLA Knowledge Management Section invites librarians, information scientists, knowledge managers and professionals to submit proposals for papers to be presented in a 2-hour session at WLIC Lyon, France, 16-22 August 2014.
The KM Session Programme
“Knowledge in the Digital Age – Libraries and Librarians are Managing the Digital Transformation” is the KM Section’s theme for its 2014 Open Programme during the conference:
Please send an abstract of approximately 500 words, in English, no later than 15 February 2014 to: Dr. Klaus Ceynowa, Programme Chair Email: ceynowa@bsb-muenchen.de
Both abstracts and full papers should be submitted as a MS Word file by e-mail. The abstracts will be reviewed by Programme Committee members of the Knowledge Management Section.
Full details from: http://conference.ifla.org/ifla80/calls-for-papers/knowledge-digital-age

2014 IFLA World Library & Information Conference: Preservation and Conservation (PAC)

Date: 16-22 August 2014
Location: Lyon, France
Comments: Call for Papers: Strategic Programme on Preservation and Conservation (PAC)
Theme: Preservation and Management of Documentary Cultural Heritage
During the World Library and Information Congress 2014 in Lyon, France, the IFLA Strategic Programme on Preservation and Conservation (PAC) open session will look at the theme "Preservation and Management of Documentary Cultural Heritage". The session will highlight the need for management in preservation activities across the globe and will specifically look at:
• Management of risk reduction (e.g.: natural disasters, man-made disasters);
• Management of training in preservation;
• Management of digital preservation/curation projects for long term sustainability
Other topics will be considered, too.
Submission Guidelines
• Proposal abstracts should be submitted in English as a Microsoft Office Word file
• Proposal abstracts for the Open Session must be submitted by 28 February 2014, must be in English and should clearly include:
• Title of proposed presentation
• Abstract of proposed paper (no more than 300 words)
• Name(s) of presenter(s) plus position and/or title
• Employer / affiliated institution
• Contact information including e-mail address, telephone number
• Short biographical statement of presenter(s)
• Language of presentation
Proposal abstracts should be submitted to (yes to all 4!):
Amelia McKenzie Email: amckenzie@nla.gov.au
Douwe Drijfhout Email: Douwe.Drijfhout@nlsa.ac.za
Naoko Kobayashi Email: pacasia@ndl.go.jp
Julia Brungs Email: Julia.brungs@ifla.org
Accepted papers
• Complete accepted papers should be c. 3000-6000 words in length, be an original submission not published elsewhere
• Complete accepted papers and accompanying presentation slides must be submitted by the end of June 2013
• Final papers should be written in English, or any of the other IFLA languages
• 15 – 20 minutes will be allowed for the delivery of the paper
• The papers will be made available on the Conference website
To discuss any matter relating to this Call for Papers, please contact Julia Brungs:Julia.brungs@ifla.org
Important dates
28 February 2014 Abstracts due
10 April 2014 Acceptance notices sent to authors
30 June 2014 Completed papers and presentation submitted
Submissions: All proposals must be in before 28 February 2014.
Please note: All expenses, including registration for the conference, travel, accommodation etc., are the responsibility of the authors/presenters. No financial support can be provided by IFLA, but a special invitation can be issued to authors.
Congress Attendance Grants: The French National Committee and IFLA have worked hard to secure funds for Conference Participation Grants. Up-to-date information will be available on our Conference Participation Grants webpage.
Best wishes,
Julia Brungs
Policy and Projects Officer, International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), P.O. Box 95312, 2509 CH The Hague, Netherlands.
Phone: 0031703140884 Email: Julia.brungs@ifla.org
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2014 IFLA World Library & Information Conference: Classification & Indexing, Cataloguing, and Bibliography Sections and the UNIMARC Core Activity

Date: 16-22 August 2014
Location: Lyon, France
Comments: World Library and Information Congress: 80th IFLA General Conference and Assembly "Libraries, Citizens, Societies: Confluence for Knowledge" Lyon, France, 16-22 August 2014
Open Session for the Classification & Indexing, Cataloguing, and Bibliography Sections and the UNIMARC Core Activity
Call for Papers
“Universal Bibliographic Control in the Digital Age: Golden Opportunity or Paradise Lost?”
Three sections and programmes of the Library Services Division will be organizing a joint open session of 5 hours (2 sessions) during the 2014 conference in Lyon. We are seeking papers addressing a variety of topics such as:
· Universal bibliographic control
· Cataloguing/classification issues
· Subject access
· Authority data
· Formats, tools and standards (e.g. RDA, ISBD, UNIMARC)
· Use and reuse of metadata (e.g. opening our data to other communities and our reuse of the data from outside sources)
· Chain of supply in the creation of metadata
Important Dates
7 February 2014 – Deadline for submitting 500 word proposals for papers and presentations, plus a brief biographical statement of speaker(s).
1 March 2014 - Successful proposals will be identified and information sent to all who submit proposals.
1 May 2014 - Deadline for submission of final paper or substantial abstract. Deadline for authors to return Authors Form. Papers should be no more than 6000 words and can be submitted in English or French. Attempts will be made to provide translations into other official languages.
30 June 2014 – Deadline for all PowerPoint presentations from Speakers.
June/July 2014 – All speakers will be notified of the time of the program.
Submission Guidelines
•Proposal abstracts should be submitted in English as a Microsoft Office Word file
•Proposal abstracts for the Open Session must be in English and should clearly include: ◦Title of proposed presentation
◦Abstract of proposed paper (at least 500 words)
◦Name(s) of presenter(s) plus position and/or title
◦Statement as to how the proposal fits within the conference theme
◦Employer / affiliated institution
◦Contact information including e-mail address, telephone number
◦Short biographical statement of presenter(s)
◦Language of presentation
All submissions and any questions should be sent to be sent via eMail to John DeSantis (john.desantis@dartmouth.edu) by 7 February 2014. The receipt of all submissions will be acknowledged.
At least one author will be expected to attend conference to deliver the paper. The length of the presentations should be approximately 15 minutes plus 5 minutes for questions/discussion.
Proposals will be reviewed by a sub-committee of members from all four of the Standing Committees which are organizing the open session.
Please note: All expenses, including registration for the conference, travel, accommodation etc., are the responsibility of the authors/presenters. No financial support can be provided by IFLA, but a special invitation can be issued to authors.
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2014 IFLA World Library & Information Conference: Acquisitions and Collection Development Section

Date: 16-22 August 2014
Location: Lyon, France
Comments: Acquisitions and Collection Development Section Open Session: Call for papers
Open Access Converging on Collection Development
Collection development is traditionally focused on purchasing and licensing print and electronic publications and content for users. The number and diversity of Open Access (OA) materials – materials freely and universally available via the Internet – is constantly increasing. OA resources are becoming extremely important way for users to get information they need. When discussing library collections it is important not to ignore open access materials but to include them more and more in the big picture of collection development and management. From the point of view of the library OA is an opportunity but brings many challenges. Open access also challenges and changes the traditional concept of collection.
How to promote access to free digital resources? How to integrate OA journals and monographs, open data, open educational resources and open government resources into collection development policies and action and workflows of the library?
This session intends to examine Open Access in the context of library collection development and management. Suggested subthemes, with a focus on innovation and best practices for potential speakers to consider:
· Integrating Open Access issues to collection development policies
· Advancing, promoting and facilitating access to OA resources in the context of collection development and acquisitions: supporting options of OA publishing (e.g. Green, Gold OA), OA business models
· Finding, selecting and evaluating OA resources; perpetual access
· Workflow processes and practices
· Library and library consortia cooperation
The section invites speakers from all library environments (academic, public, government, school, special) who can address any of these themes in a 15 minute presentation at the IFLA World Library and Information Congress in Lyon, France (16-22 August 2014). The goal is to create a diverse program of 4-6 speakers representing libraries from different parts of the world who have different experiences to share.
Proposed papers must be original and not have been published elsewhere.
It is hoped that all selected presenters will be able to prepare a formal paper, as well as Power Point slides. Selected presenters are encouraged to submit a paper in advance which supports their planned presentation and which will be made available through the IFLA's institutional repository, the IFLA Library. At the minimum, speakers must prepare presentation slides and in advance a substantial abstract, including references if relevant, such as URLs and bibliographies. The abstract is made available through the IFLA Library.
Presentations can be made in any of the official IFLA languages: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Spanish, Russian, but an accompanying translation of all papers into English must be provided.
All papers that are presented at the WLIC 2014 should be available under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 license. Authors of accepted papers have to sign IFLA’s Author Form.
Important Dates
15 February 2014 – Deadline for submitting 300 word proposals for papers and presentations, or substantial abstracts of 500 words if no paper will be prepared, plus a brief biographical statement of speaker(s). Information should include: title of presentation; subthemes that it addresses, abstract, all authors, noting likely presenter; institutional affiliations; contact information, including all eMail addresses
1 March 2014 - Successful proposals will be identified and information sent to all who submit proposals.
1 May 2014 - Deadline for submission of final paper or substantial abstract. Deadline for authors to return Authors Form. Papers should be 2000-4000 words and papers can be submitted in any of the official IFLA languages: Arabic, Chinese, Chinese, French, German, Spanish, Russian, but an accompanying translation of all papers into English must be provided. Attempts will be made to provide translations into other official languages.
30 June 2013 – Deadline for all PowerPoint presentations from Speakers.
June/July 2013 – All speakers will be notified of the time of the program.
Submissions
All submissions and any questions should be sent to be sent via eMail in a MS Word attachment to Marja Hirn (marja.hirn@helsinki.fi) by 15 February 2014. The receipt of all submissions will be acknowledged.
At least one author will be expected to attend conference to deliver paper.
Please note that unfortunately, there are no funds to assist with your attendance at WLIC 2014.
Proposals will be reviewed by a sub-committee of members of the Standing Committee of the Acquisition and Collection Development Section.
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2014 World Library and Information Congress: LIS Education in Developing Countries Special Interest Group

Date: 16-22 August 2014
Location: Lyon, France
Comments: 2014 World Library and Information Congress: 80th IFLA General Conference and Assembly "Libraries, Citizens, Societies: Confluence for Knowledge" 16-22 August 2014, Lyon, France
Call for Papers: LIS Education in Developing Countries Special Interest Group
Theme: LIS Education in Developing Countries for Strong Libraries and Strong Societies
Development of strong societies is grounded on strong libraries providing library and information services that meet information needs of members from diverse communities they serve, children, youth, women, citizens, scholars. Likewise, it is necessary that strong libraries relay on librarians owning suitable knowledge and skills to play a successful role in the new libraries and information settings, but without neglecting the local characteristics of their communities. LIS Education in Developing Countries Special Interest Group (SIG) for the past years has provided a forum of collaboration, providing valuable opportunities to share information, generate initiatives and explore common ground for achieving their goals and aspirations. In this time, LIS educators from developing countries would share experiences about how to educate librarians able to build strong libraries supporting strong societies development.
Papers should address, but not limited to:
•Curriculum design
•Teaching
•Learning
•Student exchange
•Faculty exchange
•Collaborative research
•Lifelong learning
•Governance
•Internationalization
•Study Abroad
•Programs
•Overcoming challenges
Submission Guidelines: Proposal abstract of 300 words should be submitted in English as a Word file and it should include:
•Title of the paper
•Name (s) of presenter(s)
•Position
•Institution
•Contact information including email address and telephone number
•Short biographical statement of presenter(s)
Abstract should be submitted by February 15, 2014 to:
Dr. Felipe Martinez-Arellano, Convener, LIS Education in Developing Countries Special Interest Group (SIG) E-mail: felipe@unam.mx
•Accepted papers will be notified by March 10, 2014.
•Full papers accepted for presentation should be sent by May 15, 2014. Papers should be in English. Each presenter will have 20 minutes for presentation. The author(s) must present the paper.
For more information about IFLA LIS Education in Developing Countries, please visit: http://www.ifla.org/about-lis-education-developing-countries
Important dates
February 15, 2014: Submission of proposals
March 10, 2014: Accepted papers will be notified
May 15, 2014: Deadline for authors to submit final papers
Submissions: All proposals must be in before 15 February 2014.
Please note: All expenses, including registration for the conference, travel, accommodation etc., are the responsibility of the authors/presenters. No financial support can be provided by IFLA, but a special invitation can be issued to authors.
Congress Attendance Grants: The French National Committee and IFLA have worked hard to secure funds for Conference Participation Grants. Up-to-date information will be available on our Conference Participation Grants webpage.
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2014 World Library & Information Conference: Committee on Standards

Date: 16-22 August 2014
Location: Lyon, France
Comments: Call for Papers: Committee on Standards
Theme: Library standards: confluence with world trends
The IFLA Committee on Standards invites papers to be presented at 80th IFLA General Conference and Assembly, Lyon, France, August 2014.
The session will focus on how standards will be influenced by new and emerging trends and what impact standards will have on the evolution of the new directions in libraries and societies as identified in the IFLA Trend Report and similar documents.
The Committee on Standards programme will focus on new standards, case studies on how standards and guidelines are influenced by new trends, and how these trends will be redefining our approach to standards and guidelines. Will this confluence create new standards that are more flexible, adaptable, more varied and more timely or will this reduce the need for standards?
Contributions are invited on topics such as:
· Trends in national and international standards
· Innovation and standards
· Open access, open source
· Preserving heritage digital content
· New competences and skills in standards work
Submission Guidelines: Proposals should be submitted in English by email. This should include:
· an abstract (300 words)
· biographical and contact information
to: Patrice Landry, Chair, Committee on Standards, Patrice.landry@nb.admin.ch
Proposals will be reviewed by members of the Committee. Authors of the selected proposals will be notified by March 10 2014. Full papers will be due by 30 May 2014 to allow time for editing and translations.
Paper Presentation: Complete accepted papers should be 3000-6000 words in length, be an original submission not published elsewhere
Final papers should be written in English to a allow for wider translation possibilities
In accordance with IFLA’s Open Access Statement all papers presented at WLIC Lyon 2014 will be available under a Creative Commons licence. Authors will need to sign IFLA’s Author form and papers and presentations will be made available through the IFLA Library.
Submissions All proposals must be in before 15 February 2014.
Please note: Authors of accepted presentations will be requested to agree to publication of their paper in the IFLA library under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported licence (CC BY 3.0) to their work.
All expenses, including registration for the conference, travel, accommodation etc., are the responsibility of the authors/presenters. No financial support can be provided by IFLA or the sponsoring sections, but a special invitation can be issued to authors/presenters if that is required.
Congress Attendance Grants: The French National Committee and IFLA have worked hard to secure funds for Conference Participation Grants. Up-to-date information will be available on our Conference Participation Grants webpage
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2014 IFLA World Library & Information Conference: Government Information & Official Publications

Date: 16-22 August 2014
Location: Lyon, France
Comments: The Government Information and Official Publications Section [http://www.ifla.org/giops] invites proposals for papers to be presented at the World Library and Information Congress (WLIC) in Lyon, France , August 16-22, 2014.
Theme: Libraries, Governments and Cultural Heritage
This session will focus on the interaction of libraries, governments and cultural heritage. National and International Government Organizations (IGOs) play a vital role in the preservation of cultural heritage trhrough their libraries and archives, programmes and distribution of government records through their national and international system of depositories. International Organizations such as UNESCO play a critical role in the preservation of cultural heritage through international agreements such as the landmark World Heritage Convention. In particular, speakers from national and international government organizations are invited and encouraged to speak on how their organizations are preserving and promoting their country's cultural heritage epecially in times of political, social and cultural change.
People from the following backgrounds are also encouraged to submit papers:
•International and Global Studies Librarians
•History and Cultural Studies Librarians
•Government Information Librarians
•European Studies Librarians
•Professionals working in Government Libraries and/or International Organizations
•Librarians and Archivists working in Special, Academic or Public Libraries
•Professionals working in National Libraries or National Archives
Subjects of interest include but are not limited to:
•International Organizations and Government Libraries as curators of cultural heritage
•Cultural, political and social history materials in IGO and Government Libraries
•The historical system of depository libraries: its past, present and future
•The historical value of Government Information and the human record
•Digital preservation of government information
•International Conventions and Cultural Heritage: the role of IGOs
•Special Collections in International Organizations and Government Libraries and Archives
Please send your proposals to Jim Church [ jchurch@library.berkeley.edu] and Susan Paterson [susan.paterson@ubc.ca] by 15 February 2014.
Complete information is available on the WLIC 2014 website [http://conference.ifla.org/ifla80/calls-for-papers/libraries-governments-and-cultural-heritage] .
Susan Paterson, Reference Librarian, Koerner Library - Humanities and Social Sciences Division, University of British Columbia Vancouver, B.C. Canada
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2014 World Library & Information Conference: Library Theory and Research Section

Date: 16-22 August 2014
Location: Lyon, France
Comments: The section Library Theory and Research is pleased to invite you to submit your proposal for our open session, WLIC IFLA 2014, on the theme: Libraries in the political process: benefits and risks of political visibility
This LTR program will focus on the contemporary roles of libraries and librarians in turbulent political environments: including cases where libraries are damaged or burned in violent protests, and at the other extreme, cases where the public mobilizes in response to the closing of a library. In these times of financial crisis, identity crisis, democracy crisis, managerial crisis…these questions challenge us to rethink our roles in relation to the public we serve. Our Session will look in a scholarly way at these phenomena, not limiting the session to descriptions of the incidents or the defense of libraries, but at the profession's responses and at what it says about the way the profession is conceptualising its role in society. Papers exploring research on political roles of libraries will be invited. Indeed, this question includes sociological, professional, educational, philosophical and historical issues, all of which have the potential to contribute to the confluence for knowledge.
More information on : http://conference.ifla.org/ifla80/calls-for-papers/libraries-political-process-benefits-and-risks-political-visibility
Raphaëlle Bats, enssib, France, Information Coordinator, LTR
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2014 IFLA World Library & Information Conference: Library History Special Interest Group

Date: 16-22 August 2014
Location: Lyon, France
Comments: Call for Papers - IFLA Library History Special Interest Group
IFLA World Library and Information Congress 80th IFLA General Conference and Assembly 16-22 August 2014, Lyon, France
Theme: “Building a global network: International librarianship at the confluence of cultures, practices, and standards”
At the 1926 Prague International Conference, French Librarian, Gabriel Henriot, proposed the establishment of a permanent international library committee that could take care of the international relations among libraries and create the necessary conditions for the mutual international co-operation of librarians. This committee soon spawned the International Federation of Library Associations. IFLA and other significant international collaborations represent a global network of librarians that has expanded and persisted throughout the history of the profession. In honor of Henriot and his colleagues and to support the conference theme of “Libraries, Citizens, Societies: Confluence for Knowledge” the History Special Interest Group seeks papers that feature historical scholarship on the development, particularities, and impacts of transnational library networks as they have contributed to the development of the profession, helped articulate standards, and promoted access to knowledge.
Proposals should include:
Title of presentation
Abstract of no more than 500 words in English
Name, e-mail address, position (title) of presenter(s), plus a brief presenter(s) biography
Presenter(s) employer or affiliate institution
Important dates and timelines
Please submit your proposal for papers no later than February 15, 2014 to Steve Witt at swwitt@illinois.edu.
Please include as your subject line: LIBHIST2014.
The proposals will be evaluated and notification of acceptance will be sent by March 15, 2014.
The presenters selected for the program at the Lyon conference will be asked to submit a formal paper (to be published on the IFLA conference website) no later than May 1, 2014. If full papers are written in any IFLA language other than English they should include an abstract in English as well.
Both abstracts and full papers should be submitted as a MS Word file by e-mail. Proposed papers must be original and not have been published elsewhere.
Submissions
All proposals must be in before February 15, 2014.
Please note: All expenses, including registration for the conference, travel, accommodation etc., are the responsibility of the authors/presenters. No financial support can be provided by IFLA, but a special invitation can be issued to authors.
Congress Attendance Grants: The French National Committee and IFLA have worked hard to secure funds for Conference Participation Grants. Up-to-date information will be available on our Conference Participation Grants webpage.
Steve Witt, Associate Professor, Head, International and Area Studies Library, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, Illinois 61820 USA
Phone: 217.265.7518 Email: swwitt@illinois.edu
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2014 IFLA World Library & Information Conference: Reference and Information Services Section

Date: 16-22 August 2014
Location: Lyon, France
Comments: Congress theme: "Libraries, Citizens, Societies: Confluence for Knowledge"
Call for Papers - Reference and Information Services Section (Division III)
Theme: “Google is not enough: Reference and Information Services for the transfer of knowledge - reframing the discussion”.
The above IFLA Section (RISS) invites proposals for papers to be presented at a two-hour session at the next IFLA General Conference in August 2014 in Lyon.
Highly engaging papers will approach the main themes with reference to case studies that illustrate best practices. During the session we hope to have between 4 and 6 speakers, presenting a paper in advance of the Congress – see important dates below - but also giving a 15 to 20 minute summary during the RISS Session. You can select any theme from our Call for Papers, although we retain the option to ask for changes if there is serious overlap with the other speakers.
The annual IFLA Conference attracts nearly 4,000 delegates from over 100 countries. Speakers, therefore, have the opportunity to address a large and diverse audience, and any papers given are published on the IFLA & RISS websites and may appear later in the IFLA Journal.
Topics of interest could include:
•The 21st century reference librarian: is she/he a human search engine or a partner in knowledge creation? What training and development is required to fulfill this role? What is not being addressed in library education?
•Is reference a form of activism? How does this relate to the social role of reference librarianship in the transfer of knowledge? How do reference services help people to do something, make something, or change something?
•How do public library reference services build individual and community assets? Examples for this topic could address how do these services strengthen civic engagement, or support multicultural societies or provide a community hub.
•Are reference services in your library about access (the delivery of answers) or about knowledge creation? How is this enacted in day-to-day services? Examples for topics could include: digital and mobile libraries and their use in service delivery/knowledge creation, remote reference services and support for the new kinds of learning environments, or delivery of essential services to support a knowledge driven economy.
•Reference without technology – the possibilities and perils. What will these services look like in 5 years? What sort of innovative reference work in non-technological environments is being done?
Proposals should include:
· Title of presentation
· Abstract of no more than 500 words in English
· Name, e-mail address, position (title) of presenter(s), plus a brief presenter(s) biography
· Presenter(s) employer or affiliate institution
Important dates and timelines
Please send your proposal for papers by email, headed IFLA RISS Papers to both:
Jane Weller, Secretary RISS janeweller9@btinternet.com and Marydee Ojala marydee@xmission.com
1st Feb 2014 Deadline for submitting Proposals for Papers plus a very brief biography of the Speaker(s)
15th March 2014 Successful Speakers will be notified, and IFLA forms completed by RISS and the Speakers
15th April 2014 Deadline for Abstract of Paper – to be approximately 300 words
15th May 2014 Deadline for submission of completed Paper to RISS. The paper should be no more than 3000 words in length. The paper should be in one of the IFLA official languages, but the conference language is English. If the paper is in any of the other official IFLA languages than English, an accompanying translation in English must be attached.
15th June 2014 Speakers must produce the Power Point presentation by this date.
Both abstracts and full papers should be submitted as an MS Word file by e-mail. Proposed papers must be original and not have been published elsewhere.
Important Note: All expenses, including registration for the congress, travel, accommodation, etc., are the responsibility of the authors /presenters. No financial support can be provided by IFLA or by RISS, but a special invitation can be issued to authors for the day of their presentation. However The French National Committee and IFLA are trying to secure funds for Conference Participation Grants, see http://conference.ifla.org/ifla80/conference-participation-grants
The RISS Committee looks forward to hearing from you with your Proposals for Papers
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2014 IFLA World Library & Information Conference: Joint Session of Knowledge Management Section and Asia & Oceania Section

Date: 16-22 August, 2014
Location: Lyon, France
Comments: Call for Papers: Joint Session of Knowledge Management Section and Asia & Oceania Section
2014 IFLA World Library & Information Conference, 16-22 August, 2014
Theme: Knowledge Management Initiatives and Development in Asia and Oceania
(Deadline for Proposals: 31 January 2014)
A joint session of Knowledge Management Section and Asia & Oceania Section are inviting colleagues of the field to present their thoughts and practice of knowledge Management in the area.
In keeping with the IFLA WLIC 2014 overall theme of the conference - ‘Librarians, Citizens, Societies: Confluence of Knowledge' – This session focuses on how Knowledge Management (KM) initiates and current development in the region to address the lessons learned, knowledge sharing and knowledge solutions in current status.
We are seeking pr professionals across the region to submit proposals for papers on a topic of their choice relevant to the session theme.
The full call for papers is available on the IFLA WLIC 2014 website
Contact:
Leda Bultrini, Chair, Knowledge Management Section Chair, eMail: leda.bultrini@arpalazio.it
Dr. Chihfeng P. Lin, RSCAO Chair, eMail: chihfeng@cc.shu.edu.tw
Dr. Takashi Nagatsuka, RSCAO Secretary, eMail: nagatsuka-t@tsurumi-u.ac.jp
Jayshree Mamtora, RSCAO Open Session Program Chair, eMail: Jayshree.Mamtora@cdu.edu.au
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2014 IFLA World Library & Information Conference: Asia & Oceania Section

Date: 16-22 August, 2014
Location: Lyon, France
Comments: Call for Papers: Asia & Oceania Section IFLA Conference 16-22 August, 2014 Theme: Transcending Borders: National, Social and Ethnic Issues
(Deadline for Proposals: 31 January 2014)
This session focuses on how library services in Asia and Oceania are transcending many different types of borders to meet the highly varied needs of their clients throughout the Asia-Oceania region.
In keeping with the overall theme of the conference - ‘Librarians, Citizens, Societies: Confluence of Knowledge' - the Asia and Oceania Open Session aims to address the unique ways that libraries in diverse social, economic and geographic contexts are transcending traditional borders in the provision of services across our vast region.
Libraries in the Asia and Oceania region are located in tiny, sparsely populated island nations in the world's biggest ocean, as well as in vast, heavily populated countries spreading across the world's largest continent. Some libraries are situated in the heart of wealthy highly developed countries that are leaders in connectivity, while others are in isolated and deprived areas that epitomise the digital divide.
While their contexts are extremely diverse, these libraries share a common need to confront challenges - not only to their way of operating but also to the wellbeing of their client groups.
We are seeking contributions that illustrate how libraries and other information organisations in Asia and Oceania are transcending borders in the programs and services they are providing to meet the range of national, social or cultural challenges that they and their client groups are facing.
We encourage professionals across the region to consider submitting proposals for papers on a topic of their choice relevant to the session theme.
The full call for papers is available on the IFLA WLIC 2014 website
Contact: Dr. Chihfeng P. Lin , RSCAO Chair (chihfeng@cc.shu.edu.tw) OR
Dr .Takashi Nagatsuka, RSCAO Secretary (nagatsuka-t@tsurumi-u.ac.jp)
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2014 IFLA World Library & Information Conference:Knowledge Management Section & Asia & Oceania Sections

Date: 16-22 August 2014
Location: Lyon, France
Comments: Joint Session Knowledge Management Section & Asia & Oceania Section IFLA WLIC 2014 Lyon, France
Theme: Knowledge Management initiatives and development in Asia and Oceania
(http://conference.ifla.org/ifla80/calls-for-papers/knowledge-management-initiatives-and-development-asia-and-oceania)
A joint session of Knowledge Management Section and Asia & Oceania Section are inviting colleagues of the field to present their thoughts and practice of knowledge Management in the area.
In keeping with the IFLA WLIC 2014 overall theme of the conference - "Librarians, Citizens, Societies: Confluence of Knowledge" - This session focuses on how Knowledge Management (KM) initiates and current development in the region to address the lessons learned, knowledge sharing and knowledge solutions in current status.
Full abstracts (500 words) should be prepared following the template provided (See Details)
Abbreviated abstracts or late submissions will not be considered.
Please send your abstract by 31 January 2014 to:
Leda Bultrini, Chair, Knowledge Management Section Chair Email: leda.bultrini@arpalazio.it
Chihfeng P. Lin, RSCAO Chair Email: chihfeng@cc.shu.edu.tw
Takashi Nagatsuka, RSCAO Secretary Email: nagatsuka-t@tsurumi-u.ac.jp
Jayshree Mamtora, RSCAO Open Session Program Chair Email: Jayshree.Mamtora@cdu.edu.au
Full details from: http://conference.ifla.org/ifla80/calls-for-papers/knowledge-management-initiatives-and-development-asia-and-oceania

IFLA Satellite meeting 2014 sections Libraries for Children and School Libraries

Date: 23 August 2014
Location: Bibliothèque nationale de France, the National Library of France, Paris, France
Comments: IFLA Satellite meeting 2014 sections Libraries for Children and School Libraries
Call for Papers for Satellite Meeting of IFLA Conference 2014
15 to 20 year olds reading across the world: Why? Where? How?
IFLA Section Libraries for Children and Young Adults and IFLA Section School Libraries in collaboration with IASL International Association of School Librarianship and the local Organizing Committee:
- CNDP (Centre national de documentation pédagogique)
- ABF (Association des Bibliothécaires de France, Groupe Ile-de-France)
- Lecture Jeunesse,
- Bibliothèque nationale de France (Centre national de la littérature pour la jeunesse and Direction de la Diffusion culturelle)
- Bibliothèque publique d’information, Service Nouvelle Génération, Centre Georges Pompidou
- Ministère de l’Éducation nationale
- IFLA Lyon Organizing Committee
invite you to submit a proposal for a presentation for the IFLA Satellite Meeting to be held in Paris, France, on Saturday August 23rd 2014, at the Bibliothèque nationale de France, the National Library of France.
Young people between 15 and 20 years old around the world live in very different geographic, social, economic, every-day life conditions. Some attend secondary school or university, some work, some both study and work and some do not study nor work. Changing, fickle, they are at an age that is key for self-construction, and they often receive little support from adults. Cultural institutions in every country struggle to attract these teenagers and young adults. They are an important target for cultural workers trying to interest them in reading. How can we give or restore a place for reading in their lives? How can 15-20 year olds that do not read be led to reading? What roles can be played by physical and digital libraries, by schools and cultural institutions, by associations and work places? This conference intends to study these questions and to produce recommendations useful to practitioners.
The expected audience is likely to include public and school librarians, teachers, cultural workers, students and scholars as well other professionals working with teenagers and young adults.
We are particularly interested in presentations on the following topics:
1. Places and practices for 15-20 year olds’ reading across the world - The professionals’ point of view : How do professionals in different countries view young people’s reading/not reading and their reading places?
- The young people’s point of view : What vision do 15-20 year olds in different countries have of reading, of reading places and of professionals?
2. What reading offerings (printed/digital), for what reading programs around the world, to render reading visible and attractive?
- Programs for 15-20 year olds: How to introduce books to them? (design of reading places; collection display in public libraries, school libraries, residences and associations for young people ; oral/written presentations of texts by teachers, librarians and others; marketing; reading clubs)
- The question of “legitimate” content: Are there « good » or « bad » reads? Must one absolutely read? Why? How is the question of “legitimate” content considered across the world? How do schools across the world set the rules for reading? How is literature for young adults considered: is it of good quality and adapted to readers? Is reading for pleasure opposed to “high reading”?
- How is digital technology used to foster 15-20 year olds’ reading and participation?
3. How do all actors, including young people, participate in reading programs around the world?
- The importance of young people’s active participation in reading programs: How are the programs organized, what skills and training are necessary for the actors involved in those programs?
- Bringing reading and culture to 15-20 year olds where they are: outreach programs, partnerships with other professionals; partnerships with commercial enterprises, schools, cultural institutions, and associations.
- How to reach young people who read very little or do not read at all? What actions and programs are needed for them?
4. How to evaluate reading programs for 15-20 year olds?
- How to devise quality evaluation?
- How to fix precise goals?
- What criteria for evaluation?
- What are the difficulties? Are difficulties for evaluation the same in different countries?
- Case studies
Submission Guidelines
• Proposals should be sent before January 31st 2013 via email to: Kirsten Boelt, Email kbt-kultur@aalborg.dk
• Proposals must include in English or in French (please submit in both languages if it is possible for you):
- Title of paper, Summary of paper (up to 500 words), The speaker’s name, address, telephone and fax numbers, professional affiliation, email address and short biographical note (40 words)
• The official languages of the meeting are English and French. Simultaneous Interpretation will be provided
• The abstracts will be reviewed by the Review Committee. Successful proposals will be identified and announced by February 21st, 2014.
• Full text papers should be submitted in a Word file by 30 April, 2014. Papers should be 3-20 pages long and written in English or in French. Papers must include an abstract and an appendix with practical recommendations derived from the paper.
• The length of oral presentations of papers will be communicated in due time. Presentations can be in English or in French. The texts of oral presentations must be sent at least three weeks before the conference, so that their translation can be prepared.
Important Dates
Deadline for submissions January 31st 2013
Notification of acceptance/rejection February 21st 2013
Final program and full registration information April 2013
Deadline for submission of final papers April 30th 2013
Expenses: Registration fees will be waived for the speakers. However, it is the speakers’ responsibility to find funding for travel, accommodation and associated costs, which IFLA and its Sections are not in a position to fund.
Sponsors
Section IFLA Bibliothèques pour Enfants et Adolescents, Chair: Viviana Quiñones, Bibliothèque nationale de France, Centre national de la littérature pour la jeunesse - La Joie par les livres, Quai François-Mauriac, 75706 Paris cedex 13, France, Tél. + 33 (0)1 53 79 52 86 Email: viviana.quinones@bnf.fr
Secretary : Kirsten Boelt, Deputy City Librarian, Aalborg Public Libraries, Rendsburggade 2, Postboks 839, DK-9100 Aalborg, Denmark, Tel. +(45)99314425, Fax +(45)99314390
Email: kbt-kultur@aalborg.dk
Section IFLA Bibliothèques scolaires - Barbara Schultz-Jones, Chair Email barbara.schultz-jones@unt.edu - Dianne Oberg, Secretary Email doberg@ualberta.ca
IASL – International Association of School Librarianship - Luisa Marquardt, Director Europe Email marquardt@iol.it Dianne Oberg, Director Canada Email doberg@ualberta.ca
and the Local Organising Committee
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International Association of French-speaking librarians and documentalists (AIFBD): 3rd congress

Date: 23-25 August 2014
Location: Limoges in France
Comments: The International Association of French-speaking librarians and documentalists (AIFBD) announce the venue of its 3rd congress that will be held right after IFLA from August 23 to 25 2014 in Limoges in France. The conference is also an IFLA satellite meeting sponsored by IFLA Management and Marketing Section. The call for papers is open until November 1st 2013 and is available at: http://www.aifbd.org/images/Congres2014/Appel_AIFBD_2014.pdf The theme of the conference: «Francophonies, bibliothèques et confluences».This conference is open to all but wish especially to bring together French-speaking library professionals, educators and researchers. AIFBD has members in most of the 77 countries and governments of the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie (http://www.francophonie.org/-77-Etats-et-gouvernements-.html) as well as colleagues from other countries interested in the state of francophone library world. For more information about the conference: Réjean.Savard@UMontreal.ca Mireille.Lamouroux@cndp.fr
Full details from: http://www.aifbd.org/images/Congres2014/Appel_AIFBD_2014.pdf

IFLA satellite congress Lyon : "History of Librarianship"

Date: 25-26 August 2014
Location: Lyon-Villeurbanne, France
Comments: Conference Dates: 25-26 august 2014
Location: Université de Lyon-École nationale supérieure des sciences de l'information et des bibliothèques, Lyon-Villeurbanne, France
Organizers: IFLA Rare Books and Manuscripts Section, IFLA Library History Special Interest Group, Centre Gabriel Naudé (EA 7286-enssib)
CALL FOR PAPERS
The library profession has existed since ancient times and has undergone many changes. These shifts have been impacted by political, religious, educational, intellectual and cultural history spanning countries and peoples. Throughout its evolution, the profession has found itself both in parallel and at odds with dominant cultural and political forces.
The aim of the conference is to provide a comparative history of librarianship. It will seek to highlight not only the history of practices and motivations driving the profession but to also reflect theoretically on the divergent views among librarians in their role of gatekeepers to knowledge on the one hand and serving specific audiences to facilitate access on the other.
Papers are requested that focus on the following topics:
•The development of library education
•Professional publications
•Theoretical reflections
•The actions and activities of groups and organizations
•Organizational and institutional development
•Discord and continuities that reflect difference between the expectations of librarians and their public
•The role of IFLA and national and international associations
•Internationalization of librarianship
The organizers are currently pursuing funding to support a limited number of speakers who require financial support to attend the conference. Please indicate in your submission if you need financial support.
Raphaële Mouren, Steven W. Witt
Abstracts of 1000 characters max. and short cv of authors will be submitted on the website http://histlibr2014.sciencesconf.org : to submit an abstract, create a (free) account on the left of the homepage.
Proposals as Due on November 30th 2014
Registration on the conference website is free but mandatory.
Full details from: http://histlibr2014.sciencesconf.org

IFLA 2014 satellite meeting: IFLA SIG Relindial : Religious Libraries in Dialogue

Date: 25-26 August 2014
Location: Paris, France
Comments: World Library and Information Congress: 80th IFLA General Conference and Assembly “Strong Libraries, Strong Societies”. IFLA SIG Relindial : Religious Libraries in Dialogue
Call for Papers for Satellite Meeting to be held in Paris, France, on Monday 25th and Tuesday 26th August 2014
Theme: Libraries at the heart of dialogue of cultures and religions: history, present, future
IFLA SIG Relindial in collaboration with the Theologicum of the Catholic University of Paris and local contacts:
- ABCF (Association des Bibliothèques Chrétiennes de France)
- Bibliothèque de la Société de Port Royal
- Bibliothèque de l’Institut Catholique de Toulouse
invite you to submit a proposal for a presentation for the IFLA Satellite Meeting to be held in Paris, France, on Monday 25th and Tuesday 26th August 2014, at the Catholic University of Paris 21 rue d’Assas, 75006 Paris
We are interested in receiving papers that demonstrate how libraries are at the heart of cultural dialogue for centuries. During the Antiquity and until now, libraries are witnesses of the cultural and religious exchanges between civilizations. Famous libraries have been the cornerstone of the history of humankind in all its diversity.
We are especially interested in presentations that highlight the focus on:
Heritage libraries with a religious focus - how they came into existence, what changes they have undergone over the centuries, how has international collaborations facilitated their growth, their reconstruction and development.
Moving from Antiquity to the present
In the different periods of history from Antiquity to the 20th century, the history of mankind is marked by the development of the great libraries which fostered cultural exchanges such as those that were involved in cultural exchanges in the Middle East and the Silk Road during antiquity.
Speaking about one special library:
- What was at the origin of the creation of this library?
- Under what kind of authority did it develop?
- What was the purpose of its development?
- How did it foster the dialogue between religions and culture?
- What is the place of the languages in this library?
Today, how technical concerns, new standards and digitization do improve a better knowledge a religious cultures?
1. The semantic web
- How is the religious vocabulary reflected in the existing tools?
- What are the different contributions that already exist in the tools developed today?
- Are there existing religious vocabularies or thesaurus or classifications that could be taken into account by the tools of the semantic web?
- Are there projects on the road to make religious vocabularies enter the semantic web?
2. FRBR-RDA standards
- How can FRBR-RDA standards help to improve the understanding of religious knowledge?
3. Digital libraries
During history, some libraries were dispersed because of historical events and diverse archaeological interests. Thanks to international collaborations, some heritage religious libraries have been given a new digital life.
We are interested in learning how giving access to whole dispersed collections in a digital form was made possible. For example:
- What is the history of this special library or libraries
- Cultural interests involved in this digitization
- Funding concerns
- Necessary international partnership and collaborations
- Technical concerns
- Sustainability
Anticipating the future: What are the principal problems to be solved to support, protect and sustain heritage libraries?
Submission Guidelines
• Proposals should be sent before January 31st 2014 via email to: Odile Dupont Email: o.dupont548@gmail.com
• Proposals must be in English or in French (please submit in both languages if it is possible for you): and must include:
- Title of paper
- Summary of paper (up to 500 words)
- The speaker’s name, address, telephone and fax numbers, professional affiliation, email address and short biographical note (40 words)
• The official languages of the meeting are English and French. Simultaneous Interpretation shall be provided
• The abstracts will be reviewed by the Review Committee. Successful proposals will be identified and announced by February 21st, 2014.
• Full text papers should be submitted in a Word file by 30 April, 2014. Papers should be 3-20 pages long and written in English or in French. Papers must include an abstract and an appendix with practical recommendations derived from the paper.
• The length of oral presentations of papers will be communicated in due time. Presentations can be in English or in French. The texts of oral presentations must be sent at least five weeks before the conference.
Important Dates
Deadline for submissions January 31st 2014
Notification of acceptance/rejection February 21st 2014
Final program and full registration information April 2014
Deadline for submission of final papers April 30th 2014
Deadline for submission PowerPoint presentation for oral presentation by July 21st 2014
Expenses: Registration fees will be waived for the speakers. However, it is the speakers’ responsibility to find funding for travel, accommodation and associated costs, which IFLA and its Sections are not in a position to fund.
Sponsors:
Theologicum, Doyen : Fr. Thierry-Marie Courau, Institut Catholique de Paris, 21 rue d’Assas, 75006 Paris, France
http://www.icp.fr/fr/Organismes/THEOLOGICUM-Faculte-de-Theologie-Sciences-Religieuses/THEOLOGICUM-Faculte-de-Theologie-Sciences-Religieuses
Section IFLA Social Sciences Libraries, Chair : Dr. Chiku Mnubi- Mchombu
Email: cmchombu@gmail.com
Association des Bibliothèques Chrétiennes de France, Présidente: Michèle Behr http://www.abcf.fr Email: bibliothequeseminaire.saint-irenee@laposte.net
Bibliothèque de Port Royal, Directeur : Fabien Vandermarcq portr@voila.fr http://www.bib-port-royal.com
Bibliothèque Universitaire, Directrice : Magali Hurtrel Pizarro, http://www.ict-toulouse.fr/fr/bibliotheque.htm Email: m.hurtrel-pizarro@ict-toulouse.fr
Biblioteca de Teología / Coordinadora Inclusión SIBUC, http://bibliotecas.uc.cl/ Correo electrónico: ibravoc@uc.cl
Library, Holy Spirit University of Kaslik www.usek.edu.lb
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Odile Dupont, Convenor of the SIG - IFLA RELINDIAL, Expert auprès du Cfibd (Comité français international bibliothèque et documentation) o.dupont548@gmail.com + 33 (0)6 67 13 83 70
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ISIC: the Information Behaviour Conference

Date: 2-5 September, 2014
Location: Leeds University Business School, Yorkshire, UK
Comments: Call for Papers ISIC: the Information Behaviour Conference.
2-5 September, 2014.
The field of human information behaviour and practice is multi-disciplinary in scope: researchers from information science, information management, management science, psychology, social psychology, sociology, information systems, computer science, and other disciplines all contribute to this field of investigation.
ISIC: the Information Behaviour Conference intends to reflect this interdisciplinary character through attracting papers from researchers in all of these areas. The issues of common interest include the relationship between the needs or requirements of the information user, the means for the satisfaction of those needs and the uses to which those means are put in practice by organizations or disciplines. Thus, papers that deal solely with technological aspects of system design, for example, will not be appropriate for the conference.
Themes of the conference include the following:
1. Theories and models of information behaviour and information practice, including conceptualizations of the cognitive, affective, social and situational aspects of information needs, seeking, searching, use and sharing.
2. Research approaches and methodologies, both interpretative and positivist, employing either qualitative or quantitative methods.
3. Information behaviour and information practices in specific contexts: e.g., in different sectors and organisations (health care, education, business, industry, the public services and government, the emergency services); in everyday life, and in virtual social networks (including social media, gaming and virtual worlds as arenas for information exchange).
4. Collaborative information practices: communities, boundary spanning and innovation practices.
5. Information use and value: the nature of information and how information is used to help solve problems, aid or support decision making
6. Information behaviour and analytics (social media and enterprise analytics).
7. Organisational structures and processes and information behaviour and practices.
8. The role of information in building and enhancing the adaptive capacity of organisations: strategy and information absorption, transformation and integration.
9. The mediation of information behaviour: how human or software agents can respond to information needs.
10. The design of information delivery systems to meet information needs generally, or in organizational or disciplinary contexts, including social media and Web 2.0 developments such as blogs, wikis, e-learning platforms and open access information resources.
11. The communication of information to users: relationship between communication theory and information behaviour, including, for example, the relationship of information architectures to information seeking behaviour and the design of information products based on sound communication principles.
12. Cross-disciplinary contributions: integrating studies on information seeking and interactive retrieval; integrating information science, management science and information systems.
For this forthcoming conference we are particular eager to see research papers engaged with virtual communities as well as communities that are currently under-represented or considered marginal (socially and/or culturally). Also, analytical, rather than descriptive investigations, will be sought, with strong connections to previous work and to theoretical or conceptual frameworks.
Important Dates:
Paper and poster preparation and submission deadline is February 15, 2014.
Paper Format: The maximum length of a paper is 5500 words (excluding references). Paper presentation format in the conference includes full presentations (30 minutes) and short presentations (20 minutes).
Author Guidelines: Your paper should be prepared and submitted in accordance with the http://isic2014.com/call-for-papers/submission-procedure/
Submit your paper through the ISIC2014 paper submission site http://isic2014.com/
Doctoral Workshop: We also invite doctoral students to submit an application for participation in the Doctoral Workshop held in conjunction with the Conference on 2nd September 2014.
Conference Location: ISIC is a biennial conference. The last ISIC conference was held in 2012 in Keio University, Tokyo, Japan and the earlier conference in 2010 in the Universidad de Murcia, Spain. We are delighted that in 2014 it will be hosted by Leeds University Business School. The Business School is internationally renowned for the quality of its teaching, its research and its facilities. The City of Leeds is a modern vibrant city which has excellent transportation links but is also provides access to the beautiful countryside and heritage of Yorkshire.
Conference Organsation: The conference is being jointly organised by the University of Leeds Business School, University of Sheffield iSchool and the Department of Information Studies, University of Aberystwyth.
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Ranti Junus, Michigan State University Libraries
Full details from: http://isic2014.com/

International Symposium on “Philosophy of Library and Information Science (isPLIS 2014

Date: 3-5 September 2014
Location: Kastamonu University in Kastamonu, Turkey
Comments: The Department of Information and Records Management (Library and Information Science) of Kastamonu University is organizing an International Symposium on “Philosophy of Library and Information Science (isPLIS 2014)" (http://www.kbbf2014.org/en/home_page) to be held on September 3-5, 2014 in Kastamonu University in Kastamonu, Turkey. The symposium's main theme is Ethics: Theories and Practices
Main topics of the symposium include (but not limited with) the following:
1. Foundations of Library and Information Science
2. Library and Information Science Education
3. Interdisciplinarity of Library and Information Science
4. National and International Indentifiability/Recognizability of Library and Information Science
5. Ethics and Law
6. Intellectual freedom
7. Censorship
8. Freedom of information
9. Privacy, Cultural Property, Information Rights, and Disinformation.
10. Justice and Freedom
11. Intellectual Properties and Copyright
12. Open Access
13. Computing and Ethics
14. Language, Culture and Ethics
15. Code of Ethics
16. Professional ethics
17. Ethics of science
18. Library and Information Science ethics
19. Library ethics
20. Information Science ethics
21. Archival Ethics
22. Information ethics
23. Ethics of Non-governmental organizations (NGO)/Professional organizations
24. Professionalism
25. Scientific research
26. Peer-reviewed Journal and Editorship
27. Peer Review and Peer Reviewing
28. Plagiarism
Full details from: http://www.kbbf2014.org/en/home_page

JCDL/TPDL 2014: Joint Conference on Digital Libraries and International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries (TPDL)

Date: 8-12 September 2014
Location: London, UK
Comments: In 2014 the Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL) and the International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries (TPDL) will be held together as the International Digital Libraries Conference (DL2014) in London, UK.
http://dl2014.org/
The combined DL conference will be the major international scientific forum on digital libraries for 2014, bringing together researchers and developers as well as content providers and users. The focus of the joint conference is on on digital libraries and associated technical, practical, organizational, and social issues.
Important dates:
Full and short papers due: March 16, 2014, 11.59pm HAST
Posters, Panels, and Demonstrations due: March 23, 2014, 11.59pm HAST
Notification of acceptance: May 25, 2014
Camera ready version due: June 8, 2014
Workshop, Tutorial, and Panel submissions due: March 2, 2014, 11.59pm HAST
Notification of acceptance: April 27, 2014
Conference Scope
The themes of the 2014 TPDL/JCDL combined conference will follow the theme of ‘preserving the past - finding the future’. Digital collections face two major challenges: organising and conserving material across time, and enabling users to discover the material they need in increasingly large collections. In terms of ‘preserving the past’, example issues include the demands of digitisation of physical materials, the digital preservation of material so it remains accessible, and the systematic classification and indexation of large collections across social and technological change.
In contrast, when ‘finding the future’, sophisticated discovery tools, effective library policies, support for linked data, and supporting the user’s interpretation and analysis of content are examples of the key challenges that face the communities of DL practitioners and researchers.
The conference welcomes internationally leading insights into both research problems and practical complexities. Contributions from digital humanities, digital preservation, hypertext and information retrieval researchers are as much a vital part of the digital library community’s interests as core DL research, and submissions on these and other related topics are strongly encouraged.
Different tracks for research and practice papers are offered. For further information see the Call for Papers page at: http://dl2014.org/cfp.html
We are looking forward to seeing you in London!
George Buchanan, General Chair
Sally Jo Cunningham, Program Co-Chair
Martin Klein, Program Co-Chair
Andreas Rauber, Program Co-Chair
Full details from: http://dl2014.org/

ALIA National 2014 Conference

Date: 15-19 September 2014
Location: Pullman Melbourne Albert Park, Victoria, Australia
Comments: ALIA National 2014 Conference. Monday 15 - Friday 19 September 2014
Pullman Melbourne Albert Park, Australia http://nationalconference2014.alia.org.au/
https://twitter.com/aliaconference
Call for Abstracts are Now Open!
The ALIA National 2014 Steering Committee and Program Stream Committees invite abstracts relating to the conference theme ‘Together we are stronger’, day themes of Content, Collaboration and Capabilities or the following content streams. View details by following the below links.
Please review the submission guidelines before submitting your abstract.
Please submit all abstracts using the abstract template format.
Call for abstracts submission deadline – Tuesday 31 December 2013
Full details from: http://nationalconference2014.alia.org.au/

URLA 2014: International Conference on Management of Cultural Heritage and Cultural Memory Institutions

Date: 18-20 September 2014
Location: Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey
Comments: URLA 2014: International Conference on Management of Cultural Heritage and Cultural Memory Institutions
September 18-20, 2014 - Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey
http://unak2014.unak.org.tr/en
URLA Annual Meeting is held traditionally every year. This year it will be held on the 18th -20th September 2014, at the Istanbul University in Istanbul, Turkey. The main theme of the conference that will be organized by University and Research Librarians’ Association in Turkey and Istanbul University is “Management of Cultural Heritage and Cultural Memory Institutions”
Scope: Today, the information technologies are evolving rapidly both locally and globally, and having an significant impact in many areas. The Communities are in an intention to turn to a uniform life with the impact of the globalization. This situation causes destruction of the cultural heritage that leads to the social life from the past to the present time.
National and international research fields on preservation of cultural heritage are created according to awareness of socities about the risks for the loss of their own uniqiue identities, and the recognition of harmonies and a dynamic structure that will be created via maintenance and preservation of cultural heritage for the communication of societies.
Technological capabilities for providing access and organization and preservation of cultural heritage require efficient management of every opportunity and every single process about innovative information services delivered by the cultural heritage institutions such as libraries, archives and museums. Efficient management of cultural heritage and cultural memory institutions is highly important in terms of maintenance of societies’ accumulations and its effective presentation in national and international environments.
Aim: This conference aims to promote dialogue between the academicians, practitioners, researchers and organizations who provide services in the field of Library and information science, arts and humanities and applied sciences, create a scientific and a social interaction environment for all diciplines and share the best practices and experiences about all topics. In this context, academicians, practitioners, researchers, service providers and all individuals can participate in the conference.
Theme: The main theme of the conference is "Management of Cultural Heritage and Cultural Memory Institutions" and sub-topics include following:
Cultural Heritage And Cultural Memory Institutions
• Conservation of Cultural Heritage
• Restoration of Cultural Heritage
• Access to Cultural Heritage
• Cultural Heritage and Cultural Policy
• Information Technology for Cultural Inventory Works
• Digitizing and Digitizing Policies
• Digitization of Cultural Materials in Libraries
• Copyright Issues in Cultural Heritage Management
• Best Practices in Cultural Memory Institutions
• Cultural Heritage Management and Libraries / Archives / Museums
• International Cooperation
• Reflection of Cultural Heritage and Cultural Memory Institutions in Media
Manuscripts and Rare Books
• Manuscripts and Rare Books as Cultural Heritage Materials
• Promotion and Marketing
• Standards (storage, digitization, access, bibliographic control)
• Bibliographic Control (determination/fiving studies, catalogs, classification, authority files, AACR2, MARC, Metadata, RDA)
• Access Strategies
• Conservation and Restoration (active protection, passive protection, restoration techniques)
• Management of Manuscripts and Rare Books Libraries (staff, budget, building, user)
• Destruction of Cultural Memory: Censorship, Prohibitions and Restriction
• The Role of Manuscripts in Scientific and Cultural Interaction (books, libraries, orientalists)
• Comparative and International Studies
• New Trends and Examples
Archives
• Public Archives (Ottoman archives, public archives in Turkish Republic Period, etc.)
• Private Archives (family archives, business archives, etc.).
• Media Archives (newspaper archives, television archives, radio archives, documentary archives, Internet archives, archiving of social media, publishers, media and ethics)
• City and Folklore Archives
• Archival Services (arrangement, transfer, weeding/destruction, reference, access, preservation and privacy)
• International Importance of Archival Records
• Legislation and Standards
• Contemporary Archival Trends (e-archives, digitalization, projects and best practices, non-paper material)
• Education of Archival Science
Museums
• Museums Objects/Materials and Collections as Information Resources
• Information Management in Museums (description, classification, standardization, information retrival systems, information services, users)
• Museum Librarianship
• Organisation, Preservation and Accessing of Cultural Heritage Materials in Museums,
• Digital Museums and the Virtual Museum Applications
• Archiving / Conservation / Exhibition Technologies
• Interdisciplinary Studies
Contributions: The accepted papers will be published in Procedia-Social and Behavioral Sciences are also indexed by Scopus and ScienceDirect and submitted to Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index-Science (ISI Web of Science). Please use the template that will be available on the Conference web site to submit your papers, posters and workshop proposals for your contributions, and submit them by using the Conference Management Software. Full-text papers will be published in the conference book and will be included in the conference bag.
Important Dates
First call: December 23, 2013
Second call: February 12, 2014
Last call: April 16, 2014
Submission for Full Text: June 11, 2014
Authors notification: July 23, 2014
Tentative Programme : August 6, 2014
Submission of Camera-ready versions: August 20, 2014
Final Conference Programme: September 3, 2014
Conference: September 18-20, 2014
Organizers
University and Research Librarians’ Association, Istanbul University
Supporters
Turkish National Commission for UNESCO
Ministry of Environment and Urban Planning
Department for Manuscripts of Turkey
OIC Research Centre for Islamic History, Art and Culture
Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality
Turkish Religious Foundation Centre for Islamic Studies
Turkey Culture Sharing Platform
Balkan Libraries Union
Vehbi Koç and Ankara Research Center
Marmara University
Facebook ; http://www.facebook.com/UNAKsocial
Twitter: https://twitter.com/UNAKsocial
Hashtag: # unak2014
We will be honored and happy by your presence at the conference.
Dr. Nevzat Özel, Chair of Organizing Committee
Full details from: http://unak2014.unak.org.tr/en

European Conference on Information Literacy (ECIL 2014)

Date: 20-23 October 2014
Location: Dubrovnik, Croatia
Comments: We cordially invite you to submit a paper to and participate in the upcoming European Conference on Information Literacy (ECIL 2014), to be held from 20-23 October 2014, in Dubrovnik, Croatia. ECIL is an international conference on Information Literacy and Lifelong Learning for researchers, information professionals, media specialists, educators, policy makers, employers and all other related parties from around the world to present state of the art of conference themes and discuss current issues, challenges, and good practices.
ECIL is co-organized by Zagreb University and Hacettepe University. Paul G. Zurkowski is the Honorary Chair of the Conference. Conference committees include over hundred and fifty distinguished experts from over sixty countries. The language of the Conference is English.
The conference will be composed of several types of contributions, such as full papers, posters, PechaKucha, best practices, workshops, panels, invited talks, doctoral forum. Contributions should be submitted by March 16, 2014.
For more information please refer to conference web page (www.ilconf.org or www.ecil2014.org). If you have any questions after visiting the conference web page, please email the conference secretariat at ecil@ffzg.hr
If you wish to receive updates on ECIL you can follow us on Facebook www.facebook.com/ECIL2014
Dubrovnik is the worldwide popular tourist destination with its long history and significance. Being an UNESCO World Heritage Site it is one of the must see destinations in Mediterranean. Join us at this major event in beautiful Dubrovnik !!!
Regards,
ECIL organizing team
Full details from: http://www.ilconf.org or www.ecil2014.org

Pacific Islands Association of Libraries, Archives, and Museums (PIALA) 2014 Annual Conference

Date: 10-15 November 2014
Location: Koror, Republic of Palau
Comments: The Palau Association of Libraries (PAL) invites you to join us at the Pacific Islands Association of Libraries, Archives, and Museums (PIALA) 2014 Annual Conference, from November 10-15, 2014, in Koror, Republic of Palau.
The conference theme--"Be Connected. Stay Informed. Community Transformation!"--reflects the important role that our libraries, archives, and museums play in the everyday lives of those in our communities. Knowledge transforms lives; the path to such knowledge lies within the walls of our information centers. Our challenge, as information professionals, is to connect with the members of our communities, to understand their needs and goals, and to help them become informed. Something as simple as a leaflet with practical tips on how to implement a new cash crop, checked out to an interested patron or shared through a targeted workshop, could open doors to community transformation. But how are these connections made and maintained? Which information in our collections has this transformative power? What are the best ways for our information centers to reach out? In the PIALA 2014 Annual Conference, we hope to explore these and related questions concerning the role of our libraries, archives, and museums in Pacific Island communities. If you would like to help lead us in this dialog or simply allow us to benefit from your experiences in community transformation, we hope you would consider presenting at the conference--and we hope that many will come along to participate in the conversation. We would love to see all of you there!
The Conference Program Committee welcomes abstract submissions for papers and workshops that reflect on the above theme and would like to hear from you! The conference offers a range of possibilities for presentations including:
* Transformative topics for Pacific Island communities (ex., information and climate change, information and agriculture, information and NCD's)
* Connecting with the communities we serve
* Examples of community outreach and transformation--both successes and "failures"
* Examples of information centers partnering with others in the community to sponsor transformation
* Information centers and knowledge creation
* Knowledge and its relationship to ideas, data, and information
* Managing information services to promote transformation
* Future of information centers in the Pacific
Please contact Sandy Fernandez for more information.
Sandy Fernandez, Program Subcommittee Chair, PIALA 2014 Organizing Committee
piala.palau2014@gmail.com
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David Thompson, Librarian, Tan Siu Lin Library, Palau Community College, PCC Box 9, Koror, Republic of Palau 96940 (680) 488-3540, ext. 278 info.pcclibrary@gmail.com
Full details from:

11th Forum on Australian Library History,

Date: 18-19 November 2014
Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia
Comments: Libraries for the People, the 11th Forum on Australian Library History,
marking the 75th anniversary of the NSW Library Act, 1939
Sydney, November 2014
Call for papers
The State Library of New South Wales is calling for papers and other contributions to ‘Libraries for the People, the 11th Forum on Australian Library History, marking the 75th anniversary of the NSW Library Act, 1939’. The Forum will be held in Sydney on 18-19 November 2014.
On the 75th anniversary of the passing of this landmark library legislation, a number of papers on public library development in Australia would be especially appropriate.
Topics explored might include governance and legislation, library promotion, censorship, technical developments, personalities, services to indigenous communities, public library building design, libraries and the book trade, library referenda, public library predecessors and competitors, multicultural services, funding, education for librarianship, services to people with a disability, copyright, joint-use libraries and services to remote users.
Proposed contributions from public library managers, past and present, as well as from students undertaking higher degree research into the history of libraries and information services in Australia, are particularly welcome.
Audiences in the past have included a wide range of people with an interest in libraries and books, including librarians, historians, library educators, students and library ‘friends’.
You are welcome to contact the co-conveners Dr David J Jones (email: librarydoctor@gmail.com) and Anne Doherty (email anne.doherty@sl.nsw.gov.au) to discuss ideas for papers.
Full papers
Contributions must be original or substantially different from other published work and must not be under review or scheduled for publication elsewhere. Presenters of full papers should expect to speak for up to 25 minutes, plus up to 10 minutes for questions and comments. At past forums discussion has often been spirited and very informative.
Abstracts (up to two hundred words) of proposed papers should be sent to the Forum co-conveners, Dr David J Jones (email: librarydoctor@gmail.com) and Anne Doherty (email anne.doherty@sl.nsw.gov.au) by 14 February 2014.
Following examination of the abstracts, invitations to present full papers will be issued by 14 March 2014.
Final papers will be required in electronic form by 18 November 2014 to permit prompt publication on the State Library website and/or elsewhere.
‘Snapshots’
Ideas for short contributions, around the theme of ‘a picture is worth a thousand words’ are also welcome. Contributors will present a single image and have 5-10 minutes to describe what the picture tells (or does not tell) about a person, or institution or service within the broad theme ‘Libraries for the People’. ‘Snapshots’ proposals are required by 14 February 2014.
Programme of events and fees
A detailed programme of events associated with the Forum will be issued in early 2014 together with a schedule of fees.
Dr David J. Jones, The Library Doctor, 28 Robinson Street, Chatswood NSW 2067, Australia
phone (02) 9419 2556; mobile 0407 973 700; email librarydoctor@gmail.com. ABN 90 904 877 257
Full details from:

ICKM2014

Date: 24-26 November 2014
Location: Antalya, Turkey
Comments: ICKM2014 10th International Conference on Knowledge Management, November 24-26, 2014, Antalya, Turkey Innovation, Knowledge Discovery & Technology Management
Conference web site: http://ickm2014.bilgiyonetimi.net
SCOPE: International Conference on Knowledge Management (ICKM) provides researchers and practitioners from all over the world a forum for discussion and exchange of ideas concerning theoretical and practical aspects of Knowledge Management.
Since the first ICKM was held in Singapore in 2004, subsequent conferences have been held in Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S.A. (2005); Greenwich, London, U.K. (2006); Vienna, Austria (2007); Columbus, Ohio, U.S.A. (2008); Hong Kong (2009). Pittsburgh, U.S.A (2010), South Africa (2012) and Montreal, Canada (2013). Hosted by the Department of Information Management of Hacettepe University in Turkey, the 10th ICKM (http://ickm2014.bilgiyonetimi.net/) will be held in conjunction with the 5th International Symposium on Information Management in a Changing World (http://imcw2014.bilgiyonetimi.net/) at the Club Hotel Sera (http://www.clubhotelsera.com.tr/) in Antalya, Turkey, from November 24-26, 2014.
MAIN THEME: The main theme of the ICKM2014 is “Innovation, Knowledge Discovery & Technology Management”. It aims to bring together researchers, practitioners, document and records managers, information and chief knowledge officers, data mining and knowledge discovery specialists, computer engineers, information professionals, librarians and archivists to discuss the issues pertaining to innovation, knowledge discovery, data and text mining techniques, and the management of related information and communication technologies (ICTs).
ICKM2014 encourages submission of high-quality research papers, case studies, country reports, posters, workshop proposals, short communications and oral presentations in areas that include but are not limited to the following:
MAIN TRACKS
Track 1: Innovation and the Knowledge Economy
Track 2: Knowledge Management Tools and Technologies
Track 3: Competitive Intelligence
Track 4: Collaboration, Knowledge Creation and Sharing
Track 5: Knowledge Management Strategies & Implementations
Track 6: Knowledge Management Education
IMPORTANT DATES AND DEADLINES
April 16, 2014: Deadline for the submission of abstracts.
May 16, 2014: Notification of acceptance of abstracts
June 1, 2014: Submission of abstracts in final form
June 2, 2014: Registration starts.
September 1, 2014: Submission of full papers (if desired) are expected. Notification of acceptance of full papers will be provided to authors via email as soon as possible after a double-blind peer review process. Selected papers will be published in special issues of journals.
November 24-26, 2014: Conference starts.
Please download and adhere to the STYLE GUIDE applicable to all ICKM paper submissions (http://ickm2014.bilgiyonetimi.net/documents/ickm2014_template.doc).
All suggestions and comments are welcome. Please send us your ideas about possible invited speakers at ickm2014@gmail.com.
Looking forward to your contributions to and participation in the Symposium.
Yaşar Tonta and Suliman Hawamdeh, General Co-chairs, Hacettepe University, Department of Information Management, 06800 Beytepe, Ankara, Turkey Phone: +90 312 297 82 00 Fax: +90 312 299 20 14 E-mail: yasartonta@gmail.com
University of North Texas, College of Information, Denton, TX 76203-5017, USA
E-mail: suliman.hawamdeh@unt.edu
Full details from: http://ickm2014.bilgiyonetimi.net

IMCW2014:5th International Symposium on Information Management in a Changing World,

Date: 24-26 November 2014
Location: Antalya, Turk
Comments: IMCW2014: 5th International Symposium on Information Management in a Changing World, November 24-26, 2014, Antalya, Turkey.
Research Data Management and Knowledge Discovery (First Call for Papers)
Symposium web site: http://imcw2014.bilgiyonetimi.net
SCOPE: IMCW2014: The "5th International Symposium on Information Management in a Changing World" will take place at the Club Hotel Sera (http://www.clubhotelsera.com.tr/) in Antalya, Turkey, from November 24-26, 2014 (http://imcw2014.bilgiyonetimi.net/). To commemorate the 2014 Turkish-German Science Year, IMCW2014 is organized in cooperation with Hacettepe University and the Goethe-Institutes in Turkey.
IMCW2014 will be held jointly with the 10th International Conference on Knowledge Management (ICKM2014) at the same venue so that participants will have a chance to attend both events.
MAIN THEME: The main theme of the Symposium is “Research Data Management and Knowledge Discovery”. It aims to bring together researchers, data scientists, computer engineers, data repository managers, information scientists and information professionals, data librarians and archivists to discuss the issues pertinent to research data management and open data repositories, and to contemplate on how to design and develop innovative and collaborative knowledge discovery and mining services over the research data.
CONTRIBUTIONS: Contributions can be theoretical as well as technical and practical. Informative case studies are also welcome.
We accept extended abstracts (no less than 750 words) for full papers; short communications, Research in Progress reports, visual presentations (“pecha kuchas”) and posters on all aspects of innovative and collaborative research data management and knowledge discovery. Extended abstracts for student papers and posters are also welcome. Extended abstracts of PhD students to present the interim findings of their ongoing research will also be considered. Please use the template available on the Symposium web site to prepare your contributions and send them to us using the Conference Management Software (openconf) by March 16, 2014.
We also accept proposals to organize workshops. Proposals should include a title, a short abstract, proposal type, the name and contact information of the convener and be addressed to imcw2014@gmail.com by March 16, 2014.
We also encourage session proposals. The coordinator of a special session will be responsible for the selection of papers (4-6 papers) and will chair the session. For session coordinators, registration fee will be waived.
Accepted extended abstracts may be developed as full papers. A short list of papers will be selected so that the revised and extended versions of these papers and posters will appear in the proceedings book to be published by Springer under its Communications in Computer and Information Science (CCIS) series (decision pending) and the Symposium web site. Papers that appear in Springer’s CCIS series are indexed in Thomson Reuter’s Conference Proceedings Citation Index.
MAIN TOPICS: Main topics of the Symposium include (but not limited with) the following:
Research Data
Research Data Infrastructure
Research Data Management
Open Access to Research Data
Knowledge Discovery in Research Data
Education for Research Data Management
IMPORTANT DATES
First Call: December 2013
Second Call: January 2014
Third Call: February 2014
Last date to send all types of extended abstracts and proposals: 16 March 2014
Authors notification: 1 May 2014
Submission of extended abstracts in final form: 1 June 2014
Registration starts: 2 June 2014
Submission of full papers (if desired):1 July 2014
Notification of acceptance of full papers: 1 August 2014
Submission of full papers in final form: 1 September 2014
Symposium: 24-26 November 2014
All suggestions and comments are welcome. Please send us your ideas about possible invited speakers at imcw2014@gmail.com.
Yaşar Tonta and Serap Kurbanoğlu, General Co-chairs, Hacettepe University, Department of Information Management, 06800 Beytepe, Ankara, Turkey Phone: +90 312 297 82 00 Fax: +90 312 299 20 14 E-mail: {yasartonta, kurbanogluserap}@gmail.com
Nico Sandfuchs, Goethe-Institut Ankara, Atatürk Bulvarı No:131, 06640 Bakanlıklar, Ankara, Turkey Phone:+90 312 419 52 83 E-mail: sandfuchs@ankara.goethe.org
Full details from: http://imcw2014.bilgiyonetimi.net

GL16 Conference

Date: 8-9 December 2014
Location: Library of Congress, Washington DC, USA
Comments: Grey Literature Lobby: Engines and Requesters for Change
December 8-9, 2014 - Library of Congress, Washington DC
Decision and policy makers need to be informed on the value and wealth of grey literature, thus legitimizing further investments in this field of information. Lobbying grey literature has its very roots in this international conference series, which has grown and rallies over the past two decades by promoting research and publishing their results. The grey literature lobby seeks to guarantee that the interests of a diverse and widespread community of information professionals and practitioners are served. Like other fields in library and information science, technology is one of the primary engines driving change in grey literature. However, there are other engines for change that are needed to further sustain and develop this field of information. Policy development and economic stimulus are two such challenges now facing the community.
Changes in the production and sharing of knowledge, changes in the requirements for storage, access, and preservation of grey literature, as well as ensuing change in the demands of users require a concerted effort and response on the part of the grey literature community. New stakeholders and net-users must be summoned and heard, because their requests will further fuel the right kind of debate needed to open the wealth of grey literature to wider audiences. The social impact of grey literature will be judged by the value placed on its public service. Your response to this year’s Call for Papers will help to lobby and engineer needed change. http://www.textrelease.com/gl16conference.html
GreyNet International
Grey Literature Network Service
Javastraat 194-HS, 1095 CP Amsterdam, Netherlands
T/F +31-(0)20 331 2420 Email: info@greynet.org
Url: http://www.greynet.org
"GreyNet is dedicated to Research, Publication, Open Access, and Education in the field of Grey Literature"
Full details from: http://www.textrelease.com/gl16callforpapers.html

DigCCurr Professional Institute: Curation Practices for the Digital Object Lifecycle

Date: 11-16 May 2014; 5 - 6 Jan 2015
Location: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
Comments: Registration Now Open! DigCCurr Professional Institute: Curation Practices for the Digital Object Lifecycle May 11-16, 2014 & January 5-6, 2015 (One price for two sessions) University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Visit http://ils.unc.edu/digccurr/institute2014.html for more information.
REGISTRATION LINK: http://tinyurl.com/ncgy367.
The Institute consists of one five-day session in May 2014 and a two-day follow-up session in January 2015. Each day of the summer session will include lectures, discussion and hands-on "lab" components. A course pack and a private, online discussion space will be provided to supplement learning and application of the material. An opening reception dinner on Sunday, Continental breakfast, break time snacks and coffee, and a dinner on Tuesday will also be included.
This institute is designed to foster skills, knowledge and community-building among professionals responsible for the curation of digital materials.
Registration:
* Regular registration : $1,150
* Late registration (after April 1, 2014): $1,300
If you are a grant recipient working on a digital project, we recommend that you check with your program officer to request approval to use available grant funds to attend the institute.
Institute Instructors Include:
* From the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: Dr. Cal Lee, Dr. Helen Tibbo, and Dr. Kam Woods.
* Dr. Nancy McGovern, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
* Dr. Carolyn Hank, University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
* Dr. Lorraine Richards, Drexel University.
May 2014 Institute Components include (order and session titles may vary somewhat from those listed):
*Overview of digital curation definition, scope and main functions
*Where you see yourself in the digital curation landscape
*Digital curation program development
*Digital curation stakeholders and digital curation landscape
*Case Study on developing a digital repository
*Procedural accountability - policies, submission agreements, rules
*LAB -Transforming policy statements into rules
*Overview of digital preservation challenges and opportunities
*Roles and responsibilities for curation
*LAB - Matching skills and roles
*Characterization of digital objects
*Overview and Characterization of Existing Tools: Placing the Tools in a Larger Industry Context
*File formats
*LAB – File format robustness
*Managing in response to technological change
*Digital forensics
*Ethical issues
*LAB – Media and content
*Workflows, humans, and tools
*Lab – Workflows
*Evaluating curation programs requirements and assessment
*LAB - Evaluating curation programs: TRAC/ISO 16363 Review
* Characterizing, analyzing and evaluating the producer information environment
*Economics of digital curation – costs and resource commitments
*LAB - Economics of digital curation
*Cloud computing
*Web archiving
* Formulating your six-month action plan - task for each individual, with instructors available to provide guidance
* Summary of action plans
* Clarifying roles and expectations for the next six months
January 5-6, 2015
Participants in the May event will return to Chapel Hill in Jan. 2015 to discuss their experiences in implementing what they have learned in their own work environments. Participants will compare experiences, lessons learned and strategies for continuing progress. Accommodations for January will be the responsibility of the attendee.
For more information, contact Dr. Helen Tibbo (tibbo@email.unc.edu) for Institute questions or Tiffany Harris (tjharris@email.unc.edu) for payment or registration questions.
The Digital Professional Institute was initiated as part of the DigCCurr II project, supported by the Institute for Museum and Library Services (Grant Award #RE-05-08-0060-08) and is partially supported by the School of Information and Library Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
LODGING: Participants are responsible for their own lodging. A DigCCurr 2014-15 room block has been reserved at the Hampton Inn and Suites for $129/night. Please indicate “DigCCurr” and group code “CUR” when making reservations. Reservations must be received by 04/01/2014. After this date reservations will be accepted on a space a rate available basis only. You may reserve your hotel room by calling the hotel at 919-969-6989 or by clicking on this link: http://hamptoninn.hilton.com/en/hp/groups/personalized/R/RDUCOHX-DGG-20140511/index.jhtml
We look forward to seeing you there!
Dr. Helen R. Tibbo, Alumni Distinguished Professor, President, 2010-2011 & Fellow, Society of American Archivists, School of Information and Library Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3360 Tel: 919-962-8063 Fax: 919-962-8071 tibbo@ils.unc.edu
Full details from: http://ils.unc.edu/digccurr/institute2014.html