Call for Papers — Open Sessions
Acquisition and Collection Development Section joint with Digital Humanities – Digital Scholarship Special Interest Group
- 21 December 2018, 14:03
Theme: "Digital Scholarship and Collection Development: Crossroads and Intersections"
The Acquisition and Collection Development Section is seeking proposals for papers to be presented at the IFLA World Library and Information Congress in Athens, Greece, from August 24-30, 2019. This open program is co-sponsored by the IFLA’s Digital Humanities – Digital Scholarship Special Interest Group.
At various points of the Digital Scholarship process, libraries are involved in this work in ways that are specific to their parent institution. In particular, library collections have been increasingly supporting the advancement and progressive expansion of Digital Scholarship during the last decade. Digital scholars work in academic departments, institutional centers and labs, or independently. In many cases, their work may be with large corpora of digital texts, digital images, audiovisual materials, raw data sets, geospatial data, born-digital materials and other types of digital content curated by libraries: content that is either already part of existing library collections or that is proactively acquired by libraries for specific digital scholarship projects. During a two-hour open session at 2019 WLIC in Athens, this program will explore crossroads and intersections between Digital Scholarship and Collection Development in libraries.
Full abstracts (in any of IFLA’s official languages) of up to 500 words should be submitted for review by members of the Section.
The abstracts (and finished presentation) will be original, previously unpublished work.
Please submit abstracts as an attachment in MS Word to:
All proposals must be received by 28 February 2019.
Deadline submission of abstract: 28 February 2019
Deadline notification to authors: 1 April 2019
Deadline submission of full text: 1 June 2019
At least one of the paper’s authors must be present to deliver a summary of the paper during the program in Athens. Abstracts should only be submitted with the understanding that the expenses of attending the conference will be the responsibility of the author(s)/presenter(s) of accepted papers.
Authors of accepted papers must complete the IFLA Authors’ Permission Form.
All expenses, including registration for the conference, travel, accommodation etc., are the responsibility of the authors/presenters. No financial support can be provided by IFLA, but a special invitation letter can be issued to author(s)/presenter(s) of accepted papers.
Congress Participation Grants
List of opportunities for support is available on the Conference Participation Grants webpage.