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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

French translation

Call for Papers for Satellite Post-Conference Meeting

Statistics and Evaluation Section

Concordia University, Henry F. Hall Building, Montreal, Québec
August 18-19 2008

Theme: Library statistics for the 21st century world

New model of global library statistics based on international standards
A joint initiative of IFLA, UIS (UNESCO Institute of statistics) and ISO

Sponsored by the IFLA Section on Statistics and Evaluation and organised by Montreal Public Libraries System and Concordia University Libraries System

The conference will:
  • Present the results of a pilot UNESCO survey for a new standard of global library statistics for academic and public libraries
  • Review recent developments in statistics, performance measurement and benchmarking
  • Provide examples of co-operative and international initiatives

The conference aims at all library and information professionals concerned with library management and evaluation of information services.

The Conference Board will accept contributions illustrating how groups of libraries may find consensus on using the same set of statistics or performance indicators for benchmarking purposes on a regular basis. Papers should show results, problems and success of such projects.

Proposals for papers should be in English and include an abstract of no longer than 500 words and biographical details of the author. The full text should be in English or have an English translation attached and no more than 3000 words in length.

Important dates

Please note the chance of the deadline.

The abstracts should be sent no later than Monday 31 March to:

Pierre Meunier
Montreal Public Library System

Decision on acceptance of proposals will be made in April 2008. Papers accepted will be due no later than July 15th 2008.

Please note that all expenses, including registration for the conference, travel, accommodation etc., are the responsibility of the authors of the accepted papers.

For more information, registration and accommodation see on Montreal Public Libraries System website: ville.montreal.qc.ca/ifla