An introductory talk by Peter Lor will clarify what is meant by international and comparative research in our field, what can be learned from such research, and outline what special pitfalls and challenges are to be considered. It will be followed by a panel of LIS journal editors discussing and evaluating the international and comparative LIS research submitted to their journals. Authors of two papers accepted for the Dublin Meeting will give brief presentations on their work.

The webinar is 1.31 hour long.


  • Peter Lor (University of Pretoria, South Africa) 
  • Anna Maria Tammaro (University of Parma, Italy) 
  • Amy van Scoy (University at Buffalo, USA)  

Panel with Journal Editors

  • Kendra Albright and Theo Bothma (Libri) 
  • Juan Daniel Machin Mastromatteo (Information Development) 
  • Steve Witt (IFLA Journal)

Moderators: Krystyna Matusiak (University of Denver, USA), Egbert Sanchez (National Autonomous University of Mexico), and Stefan Schmunk (University of Applied Sciences Darmstadt, Germany).

The webinar program and presenters’ biographies are at: https://iflaltr.wordpress.com/international-research-in-lis/

Register for free and join in the webinar on 26 May 2021, 17.00 – 18.30 CEST
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Suggested Audience: Librarians, researchers, and students interested in international library research

Level of interaction:  Webinar – Panel (3+ speakers) discussion with Q&A

Duration of event: 90 minutes

Language(s) subtitling and translations available: English – Automatic closed-captioning

Accessibility: Automatic closed-captioning

Organiser: Krystyna Matusiak – krystyna.matusiak@du.edu