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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

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Call for Papers

Cataloguing Section

Theme: "New Principles, New Rules for New Catalogues"

The IFLA Cataloguing Section (IFLA CATS) invites cataloguers and others involved in the following to express their interest in making presentations at the section's programme during the World Library and Information Congress in Milan, Italy, 23-27 August 2009.

2009 will be a very interesting year in the area of cataloguing and bibliographic control. IFLA will publish a new statement of international cataloguing principles; a new cataloguing code, RDA: Resource Description and Access, replacing AACR2, will be published in 2009 and implemented by four participating countries (U.S., Canada, U.K., and Australia) and maybe more countries will follow soon after that; and in Italy, the host country of the World Library and Information Congress 2009, new cataloguing rules will be published.

The Standing Committee of the Cataloguing Section has therefore decided to dedicate the open session of 2009 to the subject of rule-making.

Presentations on the topic "New Principles, New Rules for New Catalogues" are requested. Two successful proposals on the topic will be identified.


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 of author(s)/presenter(s) by 15 December 2008 via email to:

Anders Cato
Chair, Cataloguing Section
E-mail: anders.cato@kb.se

The abstracts will be reviewed by members of the Cataloguing Section's Standing Committee. Successful proposals will be identified by 31 January 2009.

Full papers will be due by 15 April 2009 to allow time for review of papers and preparation of translations; papers should be no longer than 20 pages. 15-20 minutes will be allowed for a summary delivery of the paper during the Cataloguing Section's programme.

Please note that the expenses of attending the Milan conference will be the responsibility of the author(s)/presenter(s) of accepted papers.