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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

Spanish translation 

Call for Papers

Newspapers Section

Theme: The North American Ethnic Press

The IFLA Newspapers Section invites researchers and others involved in this area of work to express their interest in making presentations at the Section's programme in Québec.

Canada and the United States have rich multicultural and aborginal populations, There are several features that make Canadian newspaper publishing special:
  • the size of the country which meant that papers covered vast regions
  • the bilingual aspect - the development of the French-language press within and outside of Québec.
  • there are over 300 either non-French-language, non-English-language newspapers in Canada, or combinations of languages

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 of author(s)/presenter(s) by 30 November 2007 via email to:

Ed King
Head of Newspaper Collections
British Library Newspapers
Colindale Avenue
London NW9 5HE
T +44 (0) 20 7412 7362
F +44 (0) 20 7412 7386
Email: ed.king@bl.uk

The abstracts will be reviewed by members of the Newspapers Section's Standing Committee. Successful proposals will be identified by 31 January 2008.

Full papers will be due by 15 April 2008 to allow time for review of papers and preparation of translations; papers should be no longer than 20 pages. 15-20 minutes will be allowed for a summary delivery of the paper during the Newspaper Section's programme.

Please note that the expenses of attending the Québec conference will be the responsibility of the author(s)/presenter(s) of accepted papers.