Monday, December 26, 2005

World Library and Information Congress
August 20-24, 2006, Seoul, Korea

Call for Papers for the IFLA Satellite Meeting

Scholarly Information on East Asia in the 21st Century

Organized by the Council on East Asian Libraries (CEAL) of the Association for Asian Studies

Sponsored by the IFLA Asia and Oceania Section (RSCAO), the Korean Library Association (KLA), and the Korean Education and Research Information Service (KERIS)

The Council on East Asian Libraries invites the submission of proposals for papers to be given at the Preconference Meeting on Friday, August 18, 2006 at Yonsei University in Seoul.

Topics should address issues such as:

-publishing trends of scholarly information in East Asia;
-issues related to the digitization of nonroman scripts and digital collections;
-cooperative collection development and resource sharing on East Asia;
-technical processing and cooperative cataloging of East Asian material;
-preservation and storage;
-information technology for East Asian materials;
-cooperative reference service;
-instruction and information literacy;
-outreach and user studies.

An abstracts of no longer than 200 words should be submitted by January 1, 2006. Papers must be original; written in English, or with an English translation attached; and between 3000 and 6000 words in length. The submission deadline for papers is May 1, 2006. Presentations should be made in English, and should not exceed 20 minutes in length. The Preconference Planning Committee, in consultation with RSCAO, KLA, and KERIS, will select the best papers in January 2006. Successful applicants will be sent a formal letter of invitation by mid-February 2006.

Abstracts and papers should be sent by email or fax to:

Philip Melzer, Team Leader
Korean/Chinese Cataloging Team
Regional and Cooperative Cataloging Division
Library of Congress
phone: 202-707-7961
fax: 202-707-2824


Joy Kim
Curator, Korea Heritage Library
East Asian Library
University of Southern California
phone: 213-740-2329