Wednesday, December 09, 2009

CFP: IFLA Cataloguing Section

CFP: IFLA Cataloguing Section

Session Theme: Multilingual Bibliographic Access: Promoting Universal Access

The IFLA Cataloguing Section invites cataloguers and others involved in the following to express their interest in making presentations at the section's programme during the World Library and Information Congress in Gothenburg, Sweden, August 10-15, 2010.

2010 will be yet another exciting year in the area of cataloguing and bibliographic control. The new Statement of International Cataloguing Principles will by then have been adopted by many countries and as a consequence universal bibliographic control should be working even more
smoothly; the new cataloguing code, RDA: Resource Description and Access, replacing the AACR 2, will be published during the year and implemented by four participating countries (U.S., Canada, U.K., and Australia) and maybe more countries will follow soon after that; the
consolidated ISBD will be complete with full examples and a new preliminary area 0 for content form and media type.

The theme of next year's World Library and Information Congress is Open Access to Knowledge - Promoting Sustainable Progress. Connecting to this theme the IFLA Cataloguing Section has therefore chosen the session theme mentioned above: Multilingual Bibliographic Access: Promoting Universal Access. Presentations on this topic are now requested. Three successful proposals on the topic will be identified.

Send a detailed abstract (1 page or at least 300 words) of the proposed paper (must not have been published elsewhere) in English and relevant biographical information of author(s)/presenter(s) by 15 January 2010 via email to:

Anders Cato
Chair, Cataloguing Section

The abstracts will be reviewed by members of the Cataloguing Section's Standing Committee. Successful proposals will be identified by 15 February 2010.

Full papers will be due by 15 April 2009 to allow time for review of papers and preparation of translations; papers should be no longer than 20 pages. 15-20 minutes will be allowed for a summary delivery of the paper during the Cataloguing Section's programme.

Please note that the expenses of attending the Gothenburg conference will be the responsibility of the author(s)/presenter(s) of accepted papers.