Thursday, December 01, 2005

CFP: IFLA, Seoul, Aug 2006

CFP: IFLA, Seoul, Aug 2006

Call for papers: Statistical evaluation as a tool for Knowledge Management

Evidence-based Knowledge Management, Open Program sponsored jointly by the IFLA sections for Knowledge Management and for Statistics and Evaluation at the World
Library and Information Congress / 72nd IFLA Conference,Seoul, 20-24 August 2006.

Knowledge Management is an exciting new area for library and information professionals. But how much is the practice of Knowledge Management based on good statistical and factual evidence? What methods of evaluation and benchmarking have shown to be effective in justifying return on investment in Knowledge Management initiatives?

This is the first call for papers on the use of statistical and factual evidence in the evaluation of Knowledge Management in all types of libraries. Papers may be in English, French, German, Russian or Spanish. They should be no more than 30 minutes in duration.

Proposals for papers should be in English and include an abstract of no longer than 200 words. Papers must be original; and if not written in English, have an English translation attached; and between 3000 and 6000 words in length. Please submit proposals to Michele Farrell (IFLA Statistics and Evaluation Section), email, or to Margaret Haines ( by 14 January 2006. Authors of successful proposals will be notified by 31 January and must supply the full text of papers by 1 April.

Please note that all fees, including registration for the conference, travel, accommodation, etc. are the responsibility of the authors of accepted papers.

See for further information about the conference.