Call for Papers — Open Sessions
- 18 March 2019, 15:08
Theme: "The Data Dialogue: metadata collaboration in a changing world"
IFLA Cataloguing Section (CATS) invite you to submit a proposal for the CATS open session at the 85th IFLA General Conference and Assembly to be held in Athens, Greece, 24-30 August 2019. The theme for the conference is ”Libraries: dialogue for change”. The CATS open session will focus on the collaborative cross-domain metadata work done by libraries and non-library communities, such as publishers, Wikidata, archives, museums, research data repositories etc. This approach marks a paradigm shift in cataloguing. When experts from different parts of the information sector collaborate in production and reuse of metadata, making the most of this valuable asset, they also engage in a dialogue aiming for the future.
The planning group invites contributions on:
- Libraries and publishers sharing metadata creation duties. Workflows between them, ingesting, curating metadata to/from publishers, other sources of metadata
- End-users contributing to metadata creation: crowdsourcing projects, projects with scholars that may improve existing or create new metadata
- Libraries and creators, what can they do to improve or contribute data, what can libraries do for promoting their work?
- Use cases on metadata sharing and reuse: between organizations, cross-domain and international
- Techniques for collaborative metadata work: frameworks, standards (e.g. identifiers), tools, social/shared platforms
Submissions should include:
- Title of the presentation
- Abstract of no more than 400 words
- Author(s) name, professional affiliation, postal address, email address, telephone numbers
- A brief biographical statement (no more than 150 words per author)
- Submissions should be in English, as Word files
Please send your submission by 15 April 2019 to:
Chair of the IFLA Cataloguing Section
15 April 2019: Deadline submission of abstract
1 May 2019: Notification to authors
15 June 2019: The full paper is due
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.
The paper must be an original submission not presented or published elsewhere. All papers that are presented at the WLIC 2019 will be made available online via the IFLA Library under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license.
Authors of accepted papers must complete the IFLA Authors’ Permission Form.
Papers should be between 8-12 pages, double spaced and include an abstract.
The paper should be in English.
The planning group reserves the right to ask applicants to make adjustments to their papers to support the needs of the program.
Approximately 25 minutes will be allowed for a presentation of the paper in the conference (including questions).
When submitting the full paper, include information about who will be presenting the paper and biographical information (if not already submitted)
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.