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World Library and Information Congress: 71st IFLA General Conference and Council

"Libraries - A voyage of discovery"

August 14th - 18th 2005, Oslo, Norway

Call for Papers:
Government Information and Official Publications Section


Sailing the treacherous seas of digital government information: from pamphlet boxes to digital libraries

The IFLA Government Information and Official Publications Section (GIOPS) invites the submission of proposals for papers to be presented at the 71st IFLA General Conference and Council concerning the evolution of policies, strategies, technologies, and systems for managing digital government information of all types.

The GIOPS two hour session will be comprised of 3-4 presentations followed by discussion.

Proposals may focus on, but are not limited to:
  • New challenges and opportunities concerning the management and provision of digital government information
  • How new government information systems are accommodating information published in formats other than digital
  • How many kinds of information are being integrated
  • What new kinds of collaboration are being developed in relation to digital government information
  • What and how new government policies are being put into place to govern digital government information and the effects of the new policies

No financial support can be provided, but a special invitation can be issued to authors of accepted papers.

Papers must be submitted according to IFLA requirements in one of the official IFLA languages (English, French, German, Russian, and Spanish).

Important dates:
Please e-mail proposals for papers no later than 25 March 2005 to the GIOPS Programme Chair
Eleanor G. Frierson (efrierson@nal.usda.gov),
cc to the GIOPS Chair and Secretary (jane.wu@fao.org and peter.raggett@oecd.org)
Accompanied by the following information:
Abstract (maximum 500 words)
Names of presenter(s)
Position or title of presenter(s)
Employer(s) or affiliated institution(s)
Mailing address(es)
Telephone/fax numbers
E-mail address(es)
Short biographical statement(s) and c.v.(s)

Notifications of paper acceptance will be issued no later than 8 April 2005.

The deadline for submission of full papers is no later than 15 May 2005.

Papers with abstracts should not exceed 10-12 pages, including references.
Papers not accepted for delivery at the Congress may be selected for publication in the Section's newsletter.
You may submit an abstract translated into an official IFLA language other than the language of the text you are submitting.