ThemeBetter Together: Collaborative Solutions to the Challenges of Data and Libraries

The call for papers for the IFLA Big Data SIG’s open session at the forthcoming congress in Dublin, Ireland, August 15 – 21 is now open. The Big Data SIG is seeking papers focused on finding collaborative solutions to the practical challenges of working with data in libraries.

Understanding and working with data is no longer an innovative strategic direction or a choice, but an expectation. Data in libraries presents many challenges and a steep learning curve to build capacity, but these aspects are more strategically overcome through collaboration.

This open session seeks case studies and creative solutions demonstrated by librarians and information technologists who are partnering to define roles, leverage strengths, build tools, and who model effective collaborations to meet the challenges of working with data.

Proposals should be submitted electronically no later than 30 March 2020 to:

Cory Lampert, Big Data Special Interest Group, Convenor

Email: [email protected] 

For the full call for papers with submission guidelines and important dates, please visit the IFLA WLIC 2020 website.