Call for Papers — Open Sessions
- 14 January 2020, 10:02
Theme: "Library Publishing: Catalyst for Change"
The Library Publishing Special Interest Group (SIG) is holding its Open Programme at the IFLA World Library and Information Congress in Dublin, Ireland, August 15-21, 2020. The committee welcomes proposals for presentations at that programme.
Library Publishing, in an increasing number of mostly electronic forms and formats, has been on the rise over the past decade. Buzz and excitement surround a growing belief that publishing is a critical function of the library of the future. Much of this activity is driven by a desire to advance open access, as well as to meet local needs related to the creation and dissemination of scholarship.
Issues to be explored include:
- How and why should libraries get involved in publishing and scholarly communications?
- Should libraries act as formal publishers or should they focus on informal hosting and support (for example, via institutional repositories or offering advice on where to publish)?
- How sustainable is library publishing? What further resources will be required?
- What are the ethical and legal implications of libraries taking an active role in publishing activities?
- How can we encourage and formalise the exchange of information, support and mentoring between colleagues in the Global North and Global South?
Case studies that demonstrate the success and challenges of libraries in publishing would also be welcome. Debate and networking for the advancement of library publishing are encouraged!
Format of presentations
Presentations will be limited to 8 minutes. It is strongly recommended that the presentation be supported by a visual element such as PowerPoint, Prezi, or other presentation software, however, format is flexible. Recommended formats include TED talk, Storyboard, and the 3MT (3-minute thesis – 1 slide only). Given the time limit, no presentation should be more than 5 slides.
Proposal abstracts must be submitted by 03 April 2020. Abstracts may be submitted in any of IFLA’s official languages, together with an English translation, and should clearly include:
- of proposed presentation
- Abstract of proposed presentation (no more than 250 words)
- Format of proposed presentation
- Name(s) of presenter(s) and position(s) and/or title(s)
- Employer(s) / affiliated institution(s) of presenter(s)
- Contact information including email address(es) and telephone number(s)
- Short biographical statement(s) of presenter(s)
Abstracts must be submitted as an MS Word attachment to:
Jane Buggle, Chair, Library Publishing SIG Program Committee, Dublin 2020.
Complete accepted presentations must be original submissions that have not previously been presented elsewhere, must be written in English or any one of IFLA’s official languages, and must be submitted as a MS Word attachment by 12 June 2020. Note that a full paper is not necessary for this open session.
3 April 2020 Proposal abstracts due
24 April 2020 Acceptance notices sent to authors
12 June 2020 Completed presentations submitted
At least one of the paper’s authors must be present to deliver a summary of the paper during the program in Dublin. 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 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, 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 Apply for Grants & Awards webpage.