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World Library and Information Congress: 72nd IFLA General Conference and Council

"Libraries: Dynamic Engines for the Knowledge and Information Society"

20-24 August 2006, Seoul, Korea


Call for Papers

Newspapers Section

Newspapers Section is having its Open Session in Seoul, South Korea 2006.


The overall theme of the 2006 World Library and Information Congress is "Libraries: Dynamic Engines for the Knowledge and Information Society" and our programme is focused on how newspapers remain relevant for the provision of innovative and essential services for communities making use of libraries in the 21st century. It will also be focused upon newspapers of South Korea and adjacent countries.

Newspapers are developing digitally very rapidly across the world. This process applies to runs of older newspapers as well as to newspapers published today. At the same time, the technology to print and publish paper copies of newspapers continues to improve greatly. This session will concentrate on examining how developments in newspapers can assist the dissemination of knowledge in libraries and provide insight into how digitised services can be developed further in the future.

We are inviting colleagues, especially in Southeast Asia, to submit papers for the open session.

Please send a detailed abstract (1 page or at least 300 words) of the proposed paper (must not have been published elsewhere) and relevant biographical information of author(s)/presenter(s) by 15 December 2005 via email to:

Ed King, Secretary, IFLA Newspapers Section
E-mail: ed.king@bl.uk

The abstracts will be reviewed by members of the Newspapers Section's Standing Committee. Successful proposals will be identified by 31 January 2006.

Full papers will be due by 15 April 2006 to allow time for review of papers and preparation of translations; papers should be no longer than 20 pages. 20-25 minutes will be allowed for a summary delivery of the papers during the Newspapers Section's programme.

Please note that the expenses of attending the Seoul conference will be the responsibility of the author(s)/presenter(s) of accepted papers.