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IFLA Conference

World Library and Information Congress: 73rd IFLA General Conference and Council

"Libraries for the future: Progress, Development and Partnerships"

19-23 August 2007, Durban, South Africa

Spanish translation  

Call for Papers

Information Technology Section

The IFLA Information Technology Section Standing Committee invites Library and Information Science professionals to submit paper proposals on the theme:

Theme: Second life for libraries
Library users: let us give them what they want! User driven services designed to meet their needs, not our convenience. Let us explore together how technology can help us do this.

Proposals should focus on one or more of the following areas
  • Case Studies that demonstrate user driven solutions
  • Case Studies that focus on the use of the latest technologies
  • Essays that provide theoretical approaches to the issues involved
  • Examples of projects under development which hope to realize user drive services

You are invited to submit papers or multi-media presentations that address these aspects of library services in the specific cultural and social context of your country.


Please e-mail abstracts (300-500 words; must not have been published elsewhere) by 15th FEBRUARI, 2007 to:
Hanna de Vries
Secretary of the Information Technology Section
E-mail: deVries@ubib.eur.nl

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

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

The abstracts will be reviewed by members of the IT Section's Standing Committee. Successful proposals will be identified by the 1st of March 2007.

Notifications of abstracts acceptance will be issued by
5 March, 2006.
The deadline for submission of full papers is 1st May, 2006 to allow time for the review of papers and preparation of translations; papers should be no longer than 20 pages. We expect that we can allow 20 minutes for a summary delivery of the paper during the IT open session programme.


Regrettably, no financial support can be provided; expenses of attending the Durban conference will be the responsibility of the author(s)/presenter(s) of accepted papers but a special invitation can be sent to authors of accepted papers.