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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

Social Science Libraries and
Government Libraries


"Partnership Building"

Do you know of projects that could be described as government and other social science libraries and NGOs collaborating in the creation of information and datasets that support development?

We hope to find people who have been impressed - positively and/or negatively - by projects in which they are not themselves involved, and who are willing to explain their impressions at the congress. Somebody representing the projects will also be invited.

We hope for fruitful discussions after short presentations.

Topics to be considered include, but are not limited to, cooperative development of resources concerning:
  • health (e.g. AIDS)
  • agricultural development
  • support for indigenous groups
  • information technology development


Please e-mail abstracts (maximum 500 words) by 15 March, 2006 to:
Steve Witt
Chair, Standing Committee
E-mail: swwitt@uiuc.edu

Accompanied by the following information:
  • Abstract
  • Names of presenter(s)
  • Position or title of presenter (s)
  • Employer or affiliated institution
  • Mailing address
  • Telephone/fax numbers
  • E-mail address
  • Short biographical statement and resume

Notifications of abstracts acceptance will be issued by 1 April, 2006

The deadline for submission of full papers is 15 May, 2006


Regrettably, no financial support can be provided, but a special invitation can be sent to authors of accepted papers.

Abstracts and papers must be submitted in one of the official IFLA languages (English, French, German, Russian, and Spanish).

Steve Witt
Associate Director
Center for Global Studies
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
1705 Presidential Tower, MC-429
302 East John Street
Champaign, Illinois 61820
Phone: +1-217-2657518
Fax: +1-217-2657519
Email: swwitt@uiuc.edu