Sunday, January 21, 2007

CFP: IATUL 2007 (Submission term prolonged until February 15, 2007)

CFP: IATUL 2007 (Submission term prolonged until February 15, 2007)

Global Access to Science - Scientific Publishing for the Future

The Program Committee invites proposals for papers and posters for the 2007 Annual IATUL Conference, which will be held in Stockholm from 11-14 June.

Science publishing is rapidly changing due to the introduction of
advanced electronic media which give new dimensions to the
world-wide access to scientific results. How research is
undertaken, is also changing, with the rapid development of newly
established areas such as E-science. The scholarly communication
of the future will be heavily influenced by the initiatives taken
by universities and information providers of today. Scholars all
over the world are engaged in this process and traditional
peer-reviewed publishing is being transformed in the light of
different forms of Open Access. National programs are being set
up to support initiatives and actions to find ways of
facilitating free online access to government funded research.

The conference will discuss Global Access to Science - Scientific
Publishing for the Futute. The theme is subdivided into five
topics. We try to give examples of the subjects we expect your
contributions to cover:

A. The emergence/development of new tools and services for
employing and managing the ever increasing Sci Tech Information
(Semantic web, E-science, Data-/Textmining)

B. Public access to publicly-funded research (National
Programmes for Open Access, Place of Repositories in the New Sci
Tech Information Infrastructure, Long Term Access and Digital

C. (The need for) New metrics for assessing the
importance/impact of research findings/results/publications

D. The Economics of Scholarly Journals in the new Journal
Environment. (New Open Access models; Hybrid Journals; Impact on
Big Deal Pricing; Handling of Publication Charges; Experiences of
Open Access/Hybrid Journal Publishers; Investigation of Author

E. Bridging the gap in dissemination of and access to
information (initiatives to overcome obstacles in promoting and
disseminating Sci Tech Information from outside Europe and North
America, initiatives to promote free access to Sci Tech
Information for the developing world)

Important Dates

* February 15, 2007 Abstracts of papers and posters due to
Program Committee.
* March 1, 2007 Notification of acceptance.
* April 25, 2007 Completed papers due to Program Committee.

Contributed Papers

Papers may report the results of completed research, describe
research in progress, or present a position on an issue related
to the conference themes.

Paper proposals should consist of the following:
* Title;
* Main topic/key term;
* Author name;
* Affiliation;
* Contacts (including e-mail and/or web address).
* Abstract that should be about 300 words

Proposals will be evaluated on the basis of these abstracts.

The deadline for submission is February 15, 2007; authors will be
notified of acceptance in March 2007.

Authors of accepted papers are expected to attend the conference
and will be given 20 minutes to present their papers within a
30-minute time slot. Papers will be published on the IATUL web
site and in the IATUL Conference Proceedings on CD-ROM.

The deadline for submission of completed papers is April 25, 2007.

Poster Sessions

Poster sessions are informal presentations featuring successful
solutions to problems and innovative library-based projects with
important lessons for the academic and research library
community. Posters may use graphics, tables, or charts, but must
not exceed the space of 1200x840 mm.

Lap top computers and visual display devices may be used if the
presenter provides them. These interactive sessions will be
scheduled in a single time block during which the presenter
should be prepared to repeat the presentation several times. Each
presentation should last about ten minutes including time for
questions from the audience. Abstracts of poster sessions may be
published on the IATUL web site. Authors should submit a Proposal
for Papers or Poster, including an abstract not exceeding an A4
page. Proposals will be evaluated on the basis of these

The deadline for submission is February 15, 2007 ; authors will
be notified of acceptance in March 2007.

Selection Criteria

The Program Committee will evaluate the content of abstracts for
relevance to the conference themes, clarity, originality, and

Please submit your proposal for paper/poster by filling the
registration form at IATUL 2007 web site

or send it by e-mail to:

or by post to:

Anna-Karin Forsberg
Royal Insitute of Technology Library
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