Call for Papers — Satellite Meetings
- 14 January 2020, 11:49
Theme: "'Of what is past, and passing, and to come': art library networks in transition"
Translation: [ Français ]
14 August 2020
The Chester Beatty, Dublin, Ireland
The Art Libraries Section of IFLA is looking back on 40 years of international collaboration of art librarians worldwide, and forward over the horizon, asking what is to be done – next?
Profound changes of the decades 1980 to 2020 provoked wide-ranging innovations in librarianship, as the internet came to dominate all areas of life in the developed world. Based on data technology, new forms of information exchange, access to literature and related sources, trans-global communication, digitization, publishing models and interpersonal communication became norms of daily life for our profession. Massively upscaled resource sharing and co-operation became routine.
The period saw new technological convergences with related sectors: scholarship (digital humanities) and museology (e.g. electronic inventories). Big-scale solutions both public and commercial, from search engines, Wikipedia and Internet Archive to WorldCat, Europeana and the DPLA, presented themselves to librarians and library users alike. The subjects in focus for art libraries expanded too, through greater inclusivity, disciplinary developments and expanded art practices.
What does all this mean for institutional networks such as the Art Libraries Section? It has fostered and published productive discussions, and undertaken noteworthy projects. Has the potential of international networking been fully exploited? Are there still important fields of common interest and collaboration to explore? Who or what could be included? What benefits can users expect when major art and museum libraries join a global communication network?
We wish to discuss papers relevant to the above-mentioned areas and beyond, focused of course on art and museum libraries, and in particular on achievements, potentials and issues of collaborations and networks, with a global perspective. Narratives and news of active and future projects are welcome, as are general considerations, theoretical reflections or viewpoints from neighbour disciplines and sectors.
Sub-themes could include, but are not limited to:
- Resource sharing across borders
- Networking: linking institutions, disciplines, regions, colleagues
- International standardization (metadata, terminologies, more …)
- Discovery, in international contexts
- Engaging publics, across and beyond sectors, and around the world
- Digital cooperation, especially IIIF-based
Proposals must contain:– Email subject line “ALS Satellite 2020 Paper Proposal”
- Title of the paper
- Author(s) of the paper
- Speaker’s name, professional affiliation, postal address, and email address
- Papers should be original and not substantially similar to presentations given elsewhere.
- The language of the conference will be English.
- Papers are expected to be presented in person.
Please note that registration for the Satellite is free, but speakers are responsible for their own expenses to attend.
Proposals to be emailed by midnight 1 March 2020, to:
Elizabeth James, Chair, satellite working party
Lucile Trunel,Chair, Art Libraries Section
Isabel Cristina Ayres da Silva Maringelli, Secretary, Art Libraries Section
Ekaterina Igoshina, Information Coordinator, Art Libraries Section
Invitations to speakers will be issued by 6 April 2020.
1 March 2020: Submission of abstract
6 April 2020: Notification to authors
1 June 2020: Submission of full text
At least one of the paper’s authors must be present to deliver a summary of the paper during the Satellite Meeting.
The paper must be an original submission not presented or published elsewhere. All papers that are presented at the WLIC 2020 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.
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.
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