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World Library and Information Congress: 74th IFLA General Conference and Council
"Libraries without borders: Navigating towards global understanding"
10-14 August 2008, Québec, Canada
Call for Papers
Information Technology Section
Session Theme: "Enabling access to the global library - Small is Beautiful: Distributed deployment of library services for small and special libraries"
The IFLA annual congress provides an opportunity to present library research and outcomes in Information Technology and Innovation in a multi-disciplinary international forum. The IFLA Information Technology Section invites technologists, librarians and other interested parties working in the field of library systems to submit proposals for papers in a 2-hour session in Quebec.
Enabling access to the global library - Small is Beautiful: Distributed deployment of library services for small and special libraries.
Open Source, distributed services delivery, web services and smart clients provide new paradigms for delivery of library services technology to small and special libraries. In keeping with the theme of the 74th World Library and Information Congress, "Libraries without borders: navigating toward global understanding", we invite papers that showcase:
Invited are the following types of contributions: papers, research studies and reports on practices and advances that will be presented at the conference and included on the conference Web site.
The abstracts will be reviewed by members of the Information Technology Section's Standing Committee.
15-20 minutes will be allowed for a summary delivery of the paper during the Section's open programme in Quebec.
Selected papers can be nominated by the committee for inclusion in the IFLA Congress Journal.
TRAVEL & ATTENDANCE COSTS
Please note that the expenses of attending the Quebec conference (including travel, expenses and conference fee) will be the responsibility of the author(s)/presenter(s) of accepted papers, and at least one of the presenters/authors must be present for the program.