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Call for Papers for Satellite Conference

Acquisition and Collection Development Section

University of the Virgin Islands

10th to 11th August 2011



Theme: “Maximising collection development of electronic and print media in the digital environment: Opportunities for collaboration, strategic partnerships and patron initiated collecting models”


Conference Theme and Focus

Due to the evolution of new technologies, the proportion of digital material within the libraries’ collections has been steadily increasing. As libraries across the world face financial pressure they must look to maximise their existing print and electronic collections in the digital environment. The evaluation of collection building should be measured by, for example, return on investment and the needs of various user communities. What are the benefits to libraries in the knowledge society of integrating digital and print collections and undertaking collaborative digitization projects?  How do “hybrid collections” meet local user needs? Are there tools to optimize collection building, e.g. pay-per-view, patron-driven acquisition, e-only policies, e-media usage and overlap statistical reports? What will publisher’s policies for licensing digital material look like in the future? This conference will also have a special focus on Latin America and the Caribbean to include joint ventures for marketing online publications to local users or for developing digital collections that balance the preservation of cultural heritage and user needs.


Proposals for papers may include, but are not limited to, the following:



Conference Venue


The conference will be held at the University of the Virgin Islands

               St. Thomas Campus

               Administration and Conference Center (ACC), 142
               2 John Brewers Bay
(Three miles west of the town of Charlotte Amalie)

               St. Thomas, VI 00802



If you are interested in contributing a paper, please send the following, in electronic format (preferably via e-mail):

Submit your proposal to the address below by 15th February 2011:

     Regine Schmolling
     Fax: +49 (0) 421-218-2614
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The submissions will be reviewed by a selection committee of the Standing Committee of the Acquisition and Collection Development Section. The selection will be based on the abstracts and rated on how well they fit the programme theme. Authors will be contacted by 1st March 2011.

For successful applicants the deadline for submission of full papers is 15th May 2011 to allow time for review.  The conference languages are English and Spanish. Papers may be written either in English or Spanish with an abstract in both languages.  Presentations should be made in English, will be limited to approximately 20 minutes and will be accompanied by PowerPoint slides.  The Section will make efforts to provide volunteers for the translation of slides to Spanish.  Discussions will be in both languages.


Please note that some financial support will be provided for flight expenses and hotel costs.


More Information


For more information please visit the conference site at


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Judith Mansfield (chair, IFLA Standing Committee of the ACD Section)

Dr. Regine Schmolling (chair, Satellite Conference Planning Committee)