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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
Science and Technology Libraries Section
Theme: "Open Access to Science and Technology Research Worldwide: Strategies and Best Practices"
The IFLA Science and Technology Libraries Section cordially invites proposals for papers to be presented at a two-hour session to be held at the World Library and Information Congress: 75th IFLA General Conference at Milan, Italy, 23-27 August 2009.
The session will cover innovations, trends and best practices in the area of Open Access within the context of various disciplines in science and technology and allied disciplines. Rather than primarily theoretical aspects of the theme of Open Access, our Section seeks proposals reflecting international perspectives demonstrating how information professionals, agencies, or related groups have responded to the need for, and challenges of, open access. In this regard, proposals should be based on facts and be linked to real-world contexts.
Examples of possible topics that might be addressed include:
Potential presenters/authors may submit for review and consideration proposals on any of these or similar topics. The deadline for submitting a detailed abstract (max 500 words) along with full author details is 30 January 2009. Upon review of the abstracts, the selected presenters will be notified by 2 March 2009.
The full paper is due by 30 April 2009 and must be an original submission not published elsewhere.
Please note that all fees, including registration to the conference, travel, accommodation etc., are the responsibility of the authors.
For additional information or to submit your proposal, please contact: