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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

Statistics and Evaluation Section
Information Technology Section
Preservation and Conservation Section

Theme: "Statistics for the Cultural Heritage"

This is the first call for papers on the use of statistics for building the future of our cultural heritage and IT-based services to create or present the field.

Topics for submission might include:

  • the development of statistical measures and methods to show the impact of cultural heritage services
  • metrics for uptake of cultural objects of different types
  • the use of statistics to show the growing need for preservation, digitization or other It-based activities like multimedia retrieval, semantic search
  • the evaluation of cultural heritage services


The language of the session is English. Presentations should be no more than 20 minutes in duration. Proposals for papers should include an abstract of no longer than 250 words. A short biography of the presenter and contact information (name, full address, phone, fax, email, etc) should be included with each submission. Full papers must be between 3000 and 6000 words in length.

Proposals should be submitted by 16 February 2009 to:

Email: mfarrell@imls.gov or pollr@uni-muenster.de

All materials will be reviewed by the Review Committee and successful applicants will be notified by 9 March 2009. Accepted papers are due to IFLA on 15 April 2009 and must be an original submission not published elsewhere.

Please note: All expenses incurred for attending the Milan conference are the responsibility of the authors whose papers are accepted. Authors/presenters are expected to attend the World Library and Information Congress and present their papers in person.