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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

Call for Papers

Geography and Map Libraries Section

Theme: "Cultural Heritage Preserved: The Role of Digital Maps"

The IFLA Geography and Map Libraries Section in association with the IFLA Science and Technology Libraries Section and the IFLA Division of Special Libraries invites the submission of proposals for papers on the theme "Cultural Heritage Preserved: The Role of Digital Maps", to be presented at a three-hour session.

The purpose of this session is twofold:

  1. to introduce the audience to the variety of digital map collections that are already available online or in progress,
  2. to address the technical issues that surround getting maps and images scanned and available.

Papers may address such issues as the purpose of the collection, content and size of the collection, bibliographic information included, search capabilities, navigation tools, zoom capabilities, scanning issues, digitization issues, software and hardware needs, maintenance requirements, cost, staff requirements, or similar topics.

Submissions

The deadline for submitting a detailed abstract (maximum 500 words) of the proposed paper is 15 January 2009.

The abstract should include the title of the proposed paper; outline of the presentation; name, position, and employer of presenter(s); e-mail address; and telephone/fax numbers.

Selected presenters will be notified by mid-February 2009.

Send proposal as a MS Word file via e-mail to:

Anita K. Oser
Chair, Geography and Map Libraries Section
E-mail: oanitak@yahoo.com

Full Papers

The paper must be an original submission that has not been published elsewhere.

The paper should not exceed 5,000 words (20 pages maximum, double spaced), include an abstract, and be in English (or with an English translation attached).

The full paper is due 15 May 2009.

The presentation should be a summary of the paper and should not exceed twenty minutes with an additional ten minutes for questions and answers.

At least one of the authors should be present to deliver the paper, preferably in English.

Power Point presentations of the paper are welcome.

The full paper should be submitted as a MS Word file via e-mail to:

Anita K. Oser
Chair, Geography and Map Libraries Section
E-mail: oanitak@yahoo.com

Please note that the expenses of attending the Milan conference (including travel, accommodation, conference fee, etc.) will be the responsibility of the author(s)/presenter(s) of accepted papers. The Geography and Map Libraries Section has no funds to subsidize prospective speakers.