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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
Call for Papers
Information Technology Section
Theme: "New repositories: architectures interoperability and data exchange"
The IFLA annual congress provides an opportunity to present library research and outcomes in Information Technology and Innovation in a multi-disciplinary international forum. The IFLA Information Technology Section invites technologists, librarians and other interested parties working in the field of digital library infrastructure to submit proposals for papers in a 2-hour session in Milan, Italy.
This theme will cover issues of (technical / data driven) interoperability for all types of libraries when dealing with the massing up of digital repositories in a manner that supports open services, including the convergence with archiving solutions and new challenges for digital libraries from the point of view of services versus user impact. In keeping with the theme of the 75th World Library and Information Congress, "Libraries create futures: Building on cultural heritage”, we invite papers that showcase:
Invited are the following types of contributions: papers, research studies and reports on practices and advances that will be presented at the conference and included on the conference Web site.
The abstracts will be reviewed by members of the Information Technology Section's Standing Committee.
15-20 minutes will be allowed for a summary delivery of the paper during the Section's open programme in Milano.
Selected papers can be nominated by the committee for inclusion in the IFLA Congress Journal. Some papers not selected for the IT Session may be selected for publishing in ITS Newsletter.
Travel & Attendance Costs
Please note that the expenses of attending the Milano conference (including travel, expenses and conference fee) will be the responsibility of the author(s)/presenter(s) of accepted papers, and at least one of the presenters/authors must be present for the program.