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
The content of the IFLA Conference Programme is organised by
groups (Sections and Core Programmes).
Call for papers will be submitted through these groups and made
available on this web page as soon as delivered.
- Academic and Research Libraries Section and
Management & Marketing Section
Theme: "Public and Private
- Acquisition and Collection Development
and Out (of Copyright): Contrasting Perspectives on Digitization of
- Africa Section
Theme: "Globalization: Challenges and
Opportunities for African Libraries"
- Agricultural Libraries Discussion Group
Information Transfer Systems Worldwide"
- Art Libraries Section
Theme: "Advancing Cultural and Social
Diversity through Global Partnerships : The Art Library's Role in a
World without Borders"
- Asia and Oceania Section
Theme: "From me, to
you, to us: how libraries in the Asia and Oceania region contribute
to global understanding"
- Audiovisual and Multimedia Section, with the
Committee on Copyright and Other Legal Matters, the National
Libraries Section, and the Section on Bibliography
Legal Deposit of Audiovisual and Multimedia materials: practice
around the world"
Theme: "National Bibliography Agencies
without borders - experiences on collaboration with other producers
of bibliographic data"
- Cataloguing Section
standards: cooperation with other actors"
- Classification and Indexing Section
and indexing without language borders"
- Continuing Professional Development and
Workplace Learning Section
technologies in libraries – continuing professional development
& workplace learning implications and applications"
- Division of Regional Activities
Knowledge: language, culture and information technology"
- Document Delivery and Resource Sharing
resource sharing across borders: crossing geographical, language
and conceptual boundaries in interlibrary loan and document
- Education and Training Section
students into LIS programmes: Navigating towards global
Theme: "LIS support
staff education: library technicians & library
- E-Learning Discussion Group
Theme: Putting the
learner into e-learning
- Geography and Map Libraries Section
Theme: "Mapping North
America: A Graphic Journey through History"
- Government Information and Official
of government information: creating digital archives for increased
- Government Libraries Section
Barriers -The Politics of Information: Communication,
Collaboration, and Content"
- Health and Biosciences Libraries Section
Theme: "The Role of
Humanities in Medical Education and Patient Care"
- Information Literacy and Academic and Research
Theme: Return on
Investment: Learners' Outcomes in Information Literacy. Do they
- Information Technology Section
Theme: "Enabling access
to the global library - Small is Beautiful: Distributed deployment
of library services for small and special libraries"
- Knowledge Management Section
Management: Towards Understanding in the Multi-Cultural
- Latin America and the Caribbean Section
Identity and Technology in Latin America and the Caribbean
- Libraries for children and young adults
Theme: "Setting sails
for new horizons: what tools do we need and do we want?"
- Library and Research Services for Parliaments
Theme: "The Challenges
of Communication in a Parliamentary Environment"
- Library Buildings and Equipment Section, with
the Metropolitan Libraries Section
Theme: "Renovating and
renewing libraries: the wow factor"
- Library Services to Multicultural Populations
Services without Cultural Borders: Navigating through Demographic
Realities and Best Practices in Multicultural Library
- Library Theory and Research Section
Approaches to Research on Libraries as Space and Place"
- Management of Library Associations Section with
Continuing Professional Development and Workplace Learning Section
and Action for Development through Libraries Programme (ALP)
skills and advocacy for libraries: best practices in library
- Management & Marketing Section;
Statistics & Evaluation Section; and
Library Theory & Research Section
Libraries in a Changing Environment - Legal, Technical, and
- National Libraries and Statistics and
Theme: "Ensuring quality in national
libraries: performance measures and quality evaluation supporting
cultural heritage and research"
- Newspapers Section
Theme: "The North American Ethnic
- Preservation and Conservation Section, IFLA
CDNL Alliance on Bibliographic Standards (ICABS), Information
Technology Section, IFLA Core Activity on Preservation and
Conservation (PAC) and Law Libraries Section
Theme:Session 1: Digital objects on
physical carriers, Session 2: Preservation infrastructures
- Rare Books and Manuscripts Section
Theme: "Expanding Frontiers of
Knowledge: Documents of Exploration, Discovery, and Travel"
- Reading Section in co-operation with the Public
Libraries and Multicultural Sections
Global Literacy and Reading Fair: sharing good library practices in
support of the United Nations Literacy Decade 2003-2012
- Reference and Information Services Section
Theme: "Have we have blown up the
reference desk? Reference Services in virtual worlds"
- School Libraries and Resource Centers Section,
with the Library Services to Multicultural Populations Section
Theme: "All aboard at
the School Library: Giving children the tools they need to navigate
- Science and Technology Libraries Section
Theme: "Science across Libraries:
provision of science and technology information resources and
services in diverse settings"
- Serials and Other Continuing Resources
Theme: "Navigating the world of
serials: New initiatives in management and cataloguing"