Thursday, March 13, 2008

CFP: Sofia 2008: Globalization and the Management of Information Resources

CFP: Sofia 2008: Globalization and the Management of Information Resources
12-14 November 2008, Sofia, Bulgaria

On behalf of the Conference Organizing Committee, we would like to invite you
to participate in Sofia 2008: Globalization and the Management of Information
Resources, 12-14 November 2008 hosted by The School of Library & Information
Management, Emporia State University, Kansas, USA; the Department of Library
and Information Sciences, “St. Kliment Ohridski” University of Sofia,
Sofia, Bulgaria; the University of Kansas Libraries, Kansas, USA; Seton Hall
University Library, New Jersey, USA; James A. Michener Library, University of
Northern Colorado, Colorado, USA.

Sofia 2008 is part of an international conference series that has been hosted
in Kansas City, Kansas (1995), Warsaw, Poland (1997) and Sofia, Bulgaria (2000,
2002, 2004, & 2006). The conference series is devoted to interpreting trends,
patterns of globalization and their effects on the development of library
services, and the development of information infrastructure.

The conference themes this year are:

• Access to electronic networks
• Organization, classification and retrieval in a web environment
• Information industry & knowledge management
• Information literacy and lifelong learning
• Digital and virtual libraries
• Information architecture and knowledge management
• Information policy issues in an electronic environment
• Digital rights management (DRM)
• Education and training in a Web 2.0 environment
• Ethics and the right to access to information

Also, a special session is planned on the role of libraries in the capture,
access, preservation, and use of indigenous knowledge

Please send your submission of contact information, title and abstract of no
more than 500 words by MONDAY, 9 JUNE to the conference e-mail address: Notification of acceptance to the program will be made
by 30 JUNE, and to include the paper in the published conference proceedings,
the final copy is due by 15 OCTOBER.

Please note that all participants will pay registration. A small number of
stipends are available for East European colleagues to support conference
attendance. Preference will be given to those individuals presenting papers or
reports. For conference support please get in touch with Dr. Alexander
Dimchev. E-mail: or

Participation is also available for students in a special concurrent poster
session. Interested students should submit contact information, poster title
and a brief summary (150 words) to Ms. Perri Parise at by 3
JUNE. Students will be notified of acceptance by 24 JUNE.

More details about the conference can be found at You may direct questions
to Rebecca Miller Banner, conference organizer, at

We look forward to receiving your proposal and hope you’ll be able to join us
in Sofia, Bulgaria.

Chairs Herbert Achleitner and Alexander Dimchev

Herbert K. Achleitner, PhD
School of Library & Information Management
Emporia State University
Emporia, Kansas, USA

Alexander Dimchev, PhD
Dean, Faculty of Philosophy
University of Sofia
Sofia, Bulgaria