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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

Library and Research Services for Parliaments Section
and Library History Section

Theme: "Changing visions, parliamentary libraries past, present and future"

The IFLA Library and Research Services for Parliaments Section jointly with the Library History Section invite proposals for presentations at the Sections’ programme in Milan, 23-27 August 2009. The main theme of the Milan conference is Library create futures: building on cultural heritage. This session will focus upon the parliamentary libraries of the past, the present and the future. We require up to five short presentations for our 3 hour session upon the theme “Changing visions: parliamentary libraries past, present and future.

We invite papers that present and analyse:

  • The vision for Parliaments of the future and what will be required of their libraries
  • Current best practices in parliamentary libraries
  • How parliamentary libraries have evolved
  • Preservation of the parliamentary information of the past so that it can continue to serve present and future generations
  • Parliamentary library history
  • Parliamentary library buildings
  • Any other issues that might have high relevance to library or research services vision of how to serve their Parliaments


Send an abstract (1 page or about 300 words), in English, of the proposed paper and relevant biographical information of the author(s)/presenter(s) by 13 February 2009.

Send your proposal via email to:

Gro Sandgrind
Chair, Section on Library and Research Services for Parliaments
E-mail: grs@stortinget.no

The abstracts will be reviewed by members of the Standing Committee. Successful proposals will be identified by 13 March 2009. Full papers will be due by 13 April 2009 to allow time for review of papers and preparation of translations.

15-20 minutes will be allowed for a summary of delivery of the paper during the joint session between the Library and Research Services for Parliaments Section and the Library History Section.

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