Monday, November 29, 2010

Call for papers/posters: LIBER 40th Annual Conference, Barcelona [29 June - 2 July]

Call for papers/posters: LIBER 40th Annual Conference, Barcelona [29 June - 2 July]

“Getting Europe ready for 2020: the library’s role in research, education and society”

The Programme Committee invites original presentations and posters on one or more of the following topics.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
• Opening up access to content through (mass) digitisation
• Innovative business models for dissemination of scientific data
• Measuring the impact of scholarly communication
• User behaviour and the users’ demand for services
• Enhancing the resource discovery experience
• Advancing information literacy and skills
• Digital preservation
• Mobile devices and applications
• New roles and partnerships
• Marketing research libraries

We invite submissions of:
• Research papers presenting theoretical solutions, but with a clear illustration on how these solutions can be applied
• Position papers presenting opinions on some aspect of practice, or describing work that is still in progress, but sufficiently mature to warrant attention
• Experiences and case studies specifying requirements, challenges or opportunities
• Best practices

The Programme Committee will select abstracts from these countries on basis of the following criteria:
• Relevance for the call for papers
• Originality
• Level of innovation
• Impact on the wider library community
• Quality of the abstract

Instructions for submitting abstracts
• Please use the following link to submit the abstracts of your paper or poster. Deadline for submission of abstracts is 31 January 2011.
• Abstract length should not exceed 2500 characters. Please note that the language of the conference will be English, and therefore the committee will only accept submissions in this language
• All submitted abstracts will be peer-reviewed by at least two reviewers
• A selection of full papers will be published in LIBER Quarterly, the LIBER e-only Open Access journal. Authors, who speak at the LIBER Conference, will be expected to supply full papers for publication in this journal