Call for Papers — Satellite Meetings
Science and Technology Libraries Section Joint with Evidence for Global and Disaster Health (E4GDH) Special Interest Group
- 21 February 2019, 13:14
Theme: "Library Services for Open Science"
21 August 2019
Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria), Klosterneuburg, Austria
During the conference we like to explore which services libraries can offer to support Open Science.
“Open science is the movement to make scientific research, data and dissemination accessible to all levels of an inquiring society, amateur or professional.” (Wikipedia)
Open Science continues to become increasingly important for researchers as different funding agencies, like the European Union, start to require open access for research results.
Beyond Open Access and Open Research Data, other fields related to Open Science, like Open Methodology and Open Peer Review, are getting more attention. Therefore, the information management needs of researchers are changing. Libraries serving scientific organizations and patrons, are beginning to explore what new services to develop in order to support researchers in this new open environment. This new openness also has the potential to increase diversity and inclusion in research, addressing ethical issues relating to infrastructure and skills in the global south, and increasing the translation of research in global settings.
At the meeting in Austria we would like to focus on library services which go beyond the classical fields of Open Access and Research Data.
This could be the building of new types of networks, successful training measure for scientist and adoption of new tools. We are looking for innovative ways in which libraries are developing services to foster open science.
Possible topics could cover but are not limited to:
– Alternative publishing platforms e.g. micropublications & publishing results independent of their impact (positive, negative)
– Experience and interfaces for platforms supporting open methodology
– Approaches for Open Peer Review, implications and the role of the library
– Other forms of open evaluation supported by libraries
– Library Services and the European Open Science Cloud
– Open Science services developed in close collaboration with the research community
– Building sustainable models for open infrastructure supporting Open Science also recognizing the challenges of the global south
– Mapping the wide range of Open Science services libraries are providing
– Highlight new tools which work well for scientists
– Sharing lessons learned by implementing tools or services.
– Library as support center/ hub for open science
– Organisational models and mindsets of libraries and librarians for engaging with researchers to advocate for Open Science
– Helping address infrastructure and skills issues, particularly but not exclusively in low-income countries
The abstract must be submitted in an electronic format and must contain:
– Title of abstract/paper
– Summary of abstract (250 – 300 words maximum)
– An indication of the sub-theme the abstract is focusing on
– Speaker’s name, address, telephone number(s), professional affiliation, email address, keywords (not more than five) and biographical note (40 words)
All Presentations should be in English
Presenters should confirm that one person will be able to attend the satellite meeting in person and present their talk if selected. Registration fee will be covered for speakers.
Submissions should be sent as email attachments, by 1 April 2019 to:
Please title the email “IFLA OS PreConf abstract”. Receipt of all submissions will be confirmed.
Proposals will be reviewed by a committee from members of the STL and E4GDH Standing Committees and other external experts.
1 April 2019 – Deadline for submission of abstract
25 April 2019 – Deadline for notification to authors
Submission for full papers is optional.
At least one of the paper’s authors must be present to deliver a presentation during the Satellite Meeting. Please confirm this when submitting the abstract.
All expenses for attending the satellite meeting (eg. travel, accommodation, etc.) are the responsibility of the authors/presenters. No financial support can be provided by IFLA or the organizers. The conference fee of the preconference will be waived for speakers.
All papers and presentations that are presented at the WLIC 2019 or a satellite meeting will be made available online under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license (e.g. via the IFLA Library). Authors of accepted presentations must complete the IFLA Authors’ Permission Form.
The Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria) is a young international institute dedicated to basic research and graduate education in the natural and mathematical sciences, located in Klosterneuburg on the outskirts of Vienna. A shuttle bus service for conference attendees from Vienna will be provided. Vienna offers daily 2h direct flights to Athens where the IFLA WLIC takes place 24 – 30 August.