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IFLA:s  sektion för genealogi och lokalhistoria inbjuder intresserade att skicka in förslag på papers/presentationer  till den öppna session som arrangeras i samarbete med sektionen Asia/Oceania och IT,  under årets IFLA-konferens, i Wrocław, 19-25 augusti 2017.


Second Call for Papers - IFLA 2017 Wroclaw - Monday 21 August


Genealogy and Local History Section (GENLOC) jointly with Asia and Oceania Section and Information Technology Section invites proposals for papers for the open session. The theme is:


“New insights at the intersection of genealogy and other professional communities - including librarians, archivists, historians, demographers, linguists, anthropologists and geneticists"

The activities of these communities tend to overlap through their work with the same sets of historical documents. Modern society presupposes cooperation between different sectors and today’s users expect our libraries, archives, and other institutions with genealogical collections to reflect this. These organizations cannot remain closed and introvert, but need to combine their specialized and inward-directed work with inter-institutional and cross-disciplinary activities. In other words: hybridization.


The joint session will be held offsite, at the Lower Silesian Public library in central Wroclaw (Dolnoslaska Biblioteka Publiczna im. Tadeusza Mikulskiego). Location: ul. Rynek 58 (in the Old City).

For the session program and registration, click:


The deadline for submitting is 18 March 2017. For the full description of the call for Papers, see the WLIC 2017 website:

The convenor of the session is Kate Cordes, New York Public Library, USA.  

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Bozena Rasmussen


IFLA Genealogy and Local History Standing Committee

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