Theme: "Digital scholarship and knowledge management: building confidence in the digital world"

The session will explore issues of trust in digital libraries, and the impact of those issues on digital scholarship.  Knowledge management plays a critical role for libraries and organizations seeking to establish trustworthy digital repositories and to preserve reliable, verified content.

What can Digital scholarship and Knowledge Management do to make the future open and diverse, based on genuine verified content?

The IFLA Knowledge Management (KM) Section provides an international platform for professional communication and understanding of the significance of KM for libraries. The Section of Academic and Research Libraries (ARL) is the international forum for all concerned in this area. The Rare Books and Special Collections Section (RBSC) provides a forum for discussion and exchange of information on matters of particular concern to rare book, manuscript, and special collections librarians.

Papers presenting innovative projects, experience, initiatives or services with a strong collaborative cross-border or international dimension are preferred. Papers should reflect the Access and Opportunity for All: How Libraries contribute to the United Nations 2030 Agenda.

Proposals due February 2, 2018

Details and submission guidelines