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Call for Papers, Extended Deadline: February 1st, 2013
“How do we fit in the global knowledge environment? Researching the Library’s
The IFLA Library Theory and Research Section is pleased to invite submissions
for its forthcoming Satellite meeting in Singapore.
Dates: 14 – 15 of August 2013
University of Illinois
Advanced Digital Science Center
1 Fusionopolis Way, #20-10 Connexis North Tower
Focus and General Themes:
One implication of changes in the scholarly landscape is that scholarship is
increasingly global in nature. These changes impact issues that range changes
in scholarly work habits and modes of communication; the need for access to
multilingual resources and interfaces, design of openly accessible digital learning
objects, and new modes of collaboration in collection building and resource
sharing; and new library services that revolve around the development of data
services need to curate institutional and scholarly data. If these issues are of
concern to researchers around the world, then it is imperative that librarians
focus on these changes within an international and global context. Such
research will improve the design and delivery of library services, as well as the
potential for international partnerships designed to support those services.
The focus of this satellite meeting will be to present research on this topic and
bring together librarians from research institutions who might wish engage in
collaborative research in this area.
Changes in Scholarly Communication and Research Habits
a. Globalization of Higher Education
b. Mobility of scholars and students
c. Impacts of International Research funding – sovereign wealth /
foundations / development agencies
d. Transnational / Transdisciplinary research problems and trends
Opportunities and Barriers to Cooperative Collection and Access
a. International collection development
b. Digital libraries
c. Building and accessing multilingual collections
d. E-Science and Big Data
All proposals must be in before February 1st, 2013.
Please submit your proposals with the following elements to:
Heidi Kristin Olsen
Spesialbibliotekar / Senior Librarian
Høgskolen i Vestfold / Vestfold University College
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Title of Proposed Presentation
• Abstract of proposed presentation – 300 words maximum
• Which of the satellite themes does this cover?
• Short biographical statements regarding the presenter(s) 300 words
maximum per presenter
• What type of session are you proposing?
o Research report
• Name(s) of presenters with employer or affiliated institution, plus full
contact information (phone and email)
All expenses, including $100 USD registration for the satellite conference,
travel, accommodation etc., are the responsibility of the authors/presenters.
No financial support can be provided by IFLA, but a special invitation can be
issued to authors.