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IFLA Conference

World Library and Information Congress: 74th IFLA General Conference and Council

"Libraries without borders: Navigating towards global understanding"

10-14 August 2008, Québec, Canada

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Call for Papers

Acquisition and Collection Development Section

Theme: In and Out (of Copyright): Contrasting Perspectives on Digitization of Library Collections

The IFLA Acquisition and Collection Development Section invites librarians and other interested parties to submit proposals for papers for the Section's two hour Open Programme during the Quebec Congress.

A broad range of initiatives are underway in the library and information community focusing on digitization of print collections, including materials both in and out of copyright. We invite papers that present contrasting views, from participating libraries or organizations, of these various digitization efforts. We are interested in learning about the opportunities that are presented and the challenges that have arisen in participating libraries and organizations.

Please send a detailed abstract (1 page or at least 300 words) of the proposed paper (must not have been published elsewhere) and relevant biographical information for the author(s)/presenter(s) by 1 February 2008 via email to:

Mr. Lynn Sipe
Chair, IFLA Acquisition and Collection Development Section
Collection Development Coordinator
USC Libraries
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, California 90089-0294
Tel. +(1)(213)740-2929
Fax: +(1)(213)740-3148
e-mail: lsipe@usc.edu

The abstracts will be reviewed by members of the Acquisition and Collection Development Section's Standing Committee. Successful proposals will be identified by 22 February 2008.

Full papers will be due by 15 May 2008. Papers should be no longer than 20 pages. A maximum of 20 minutes will be allowed for a summary delivery of the paper during the Section's Open Programme in Quebec.

Please note that the expenses of attending the Quebec conference (including travel, conference fee, and any other expenses) will be the responsibility of the author(s)/presenter(s) of the accepted papers.