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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:

Information Technology, Statistics and Evaluation, and University Libraries and other General Research Libraries

"Measures and Standards in the Electronic Environment", Open Program sponsored jointly by the IFLA sections for Information Technology, for Statistics and Evaluation, and for University and Research Libraries, at the World Library and Information Congress / 71st IFLA Conference, Oslo, 14-18 August 2005.

How do we obtain meaningful library measures in the electronic age? What standards should we apply? Are Library Management Systems providing meaningful usage information?

This is the first call for papers on the identification and standardisation of measurement of library information in all types of libraries. Papers may be in English, French, German, Russian or Spanish. Papers should be no more than 20 minutes in duration.


Proposals for papers (giving title and abstract) should be submitted by 12 February 2005 to:

Sue McKnight
IFLA University and Research Libraries Section
E-mail: sue.mcknight@ntu.ac.uk


Michael Heaney
IFLA Statistics and Evaluation Section
E-mail: michael.heaney@ouls.ox.ac.uk


Maria Inês Cordeiro
IFLA Information Technology Section
E-mail: ilopes@gulbenkian.pt

Successful proposers will be notified by 19 February 2005 and must supply the full text of papers by 1 April 2005.