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World Library and Information Congress: 75th IFLA General Conference and Assembly

"Libraries create futures: Building on cultural heritage"

23-27 August 2009, Milan, Italy

Spanish translation

Call for Papers

Acquisition and Collection Development Section

Theme: "An E-Book Kaleidoscope: Multiple Perspectives on Libraries' Experiences with E-Books"

The IFLA Acquisition and Collection Development Section invites librarians and other interested parties to submit proposals for papers for the Section's two hour Open Programme during the Milan Congress.

The Section's Open Programme will present a series of shorter papers on multiple aspects of e-books in libraries. We invite papers that present contrasting views of the successful and perhaps the less than successful adoption of e-books in libraries of all types. We are interested in learning about the opportunities that are presented and the challenges that have arisen in libraries in the current stage in the global evolution of e-books.


Please send a detailed abstract (1 page or at least 300 words) of the proposed paper (must not have been published elsewhere) and relevant biographical information for the author(s)/presenter(s) by7March2009 via email to:

Mr. Lynn Sipe
Chair, IFLA Acquisition and Collection Development Section Standing Committee
Associate Dean for Collections
USC Libraries
University of Southern California
DML 101D
Los Angeles, California 90089-0182
Tel: (213)740-2929 Fax: (213)740-9962
E-mail: lsipe@usc.edu

The abstracts will be reviewed by members of the Acquisition and Collection Development Section's Standing Committee. Successful proposals will be identified by13March2009. Full papers will be due by 1 May 2009.

Papers should be no longer than 15 pages. A maximum of 15 minutes will be allowed for a summary delivery of the paper during the Section's Open Programme in Milan.

Please note that the expenses of attending the Milan conference (including travel, conference fee, and any other expenses) will be the responsibility of the author(s)/presenter(s) of the accepted papers.