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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

French translation

Call for Papers

Access to Information Network - Africa (ATINA)
Special Interest Group

ATINA session theme:  “From the classical community of knowledge to A2K : the commonwealth of information in Africa”

Four papers are sought in the following subject areas:
1.      Historical influence in North Africa of Alexandria's library and other classical Greek and Roman libraries down into the Muslim Middle Ages.
2.      Colonial knowledge pathways back to the European capitals and how to use them to recover the history of African knowledge in the early 20th century.
3, 4.  The African Copyright and Access to Knowledge (ACA2K) project : regional or country reports

The languages of the session are English and French. Presentations should be no more than 20 minutes in duration. Proposals for papers should include an abstract of no longer than 250 words. A short biography of the presenter and contact information (name, full postal address, telephone and fax numbers, e-mail address) should be included with each submission. Full papers should be between 3000 and 8000 words in length, and may include illustrative Powerpoint slides, but only as part of a continuous text.

Proposals should be submitted by e-mail by 16 March 2009 to Francis T. Kirkwood, Convenor, ATINA/RAIA, at kirkwf@parl.gc.ca

Please note: all expenses incurred for attending the Milan conference are the responsibility of the authors whose papers are accepted. Authors and/or presenters are expected to attend the World Library and Information Congress and present their papers in person. All materials will be reviewed by the ATINA/RAIA  Committee and successful applicants will be notified by 16 April 2009. Accepted papers are due no later than 25 May 2009.