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IFLA Conference

World Library and Information Congress: 74th IFLA General Conference and Council

"Libraries without borders: Navigating towards global understanding"

10-14 August 2008, Québec, Canada

Spanish translation 

Call for Papers

Art Libraries Section

Theme: Advancing Cultural and Social Diversity through Global Partnerships : The Art Library's Role in a World without Borders

IFLA's Art Libraries Section invites you to submit an abstract for a presentation on this theme for its 2-hour Open Session at the 74th World Library and Information Congress.

The aspects of the general topic could be:

  • Partnerships across the art domain.
  • Art libraries and cultural networks.
  • Working with other institutions to increase the relevance of libraries in the modern world. Specifically on libraries and other cultural partners.
  • The active advocates of the ideas of cultural and social diversity.

The words "The Art Libraries' Role in a World without Borders" should not necessarily mean digital world and the activity of the art libraries in the cyber space.

Off-site workshop

For further interactive discussion of the practical issues related to the up-mentioned theme, the Art Libraries Section is pleased to announce its intention to hold an off-site workshop during the conference on the theme "Objects and projects : art libraries developing partnerships and tools towards sharing knowledge/a better understanding/ discovering common treasures".

One of the topics for presentations at the workshop could be: "Towards a cartography of the web in art history"

Proposals for possible new collaborative projects for the Art Libraries Section are most welcome at the workshop.

Submission guidelines

The proposals must be submitted in an electronic format and must contain:

  • Title of paper.
  • Authors of the paper.
  • Abstract or summary of the paper (200-400 maximum words).
  • Speaker's info: name, address, professional affiliation, email address, biographical note (40 words).

Important Dates

January 30th 2008: Deadline for submission of abstracts.
March 1st 2008: Notification of acceptance by the Review Committee of the Section.
May 1st 2008: Deadline for submission of full text of the paper.

Please submit your proposals to:
Olga Sinitsyna, Chair of the Section
E-mail: olgas@libfl.ru
Eila Ramo, Secretary of the Section
E-mail: Eila.Ramo@taik.fi