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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

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Call for Papers for Satellite Meeting

Classification and Indexing Section

Florence, Italy
20-21 August 2009

Theme: "Looking at the Past and Preparing for the Future"

The IFLA Classification and Indexing Section is pleased to announce a satellite pre-conference which will explore the theoretical and methodological aspects of rethinking semantic access to information and knowledge and will offer a general survey of innovative projects deployed to cope with the challenges of the future, offering a unique opportunity for librarians, academics and other information professionals to be informed about the state of the art in subject indexing.

Librarians, academics and other information professionals around the world are invited to submit paper proposals for the satellite meeting, focusing on:

  • Systems, tools and standards in subject indexing
  • Retrieval in multilingual, multicultural environments
  • Web indexing and social indexing


If you are interested in contributing, please send:

  • An abstract of 300-500 words in English including a title.
  • An outline of the presentation.
  • Brief biographical information of the author(s)/presenter(s) with current employment information.
  • Your mailing address.

All this by 15 December 2008 to:

Patrice Landry
Fax: +41 31 322 84 63
E-mail: patrice.landry@nb.admin.ch

The submissions will be reviewed by a selection committee of the Classification and Indexing Section Standing Committee. The selection will be based on the abstracts and rated on how well they fit the programme theme. Authors will be contacted by 15 February 2009.

For successful applicants the deadline for submission of full papers is 15 June 2009 to allow time for review of papers and all other organization needs. The papers must be original submissions, not published elsewhere, and should be no longer than 15 pages, double-spaced. Papers should be in English.

Presentations at the satellite meeting will be limited to approx. 20 minutes and will be a summary of the original paper and may use PowerPoint. The conference will be conducted in English and all presentations will be required to be in English.

Please note that no financial support can be provided. The expenses of attending the meeting in Florence will be the responsibility of the author(s) / presenter(s) of accepted papers.

More Information

You can find more information on the IFLA Classification and Indexing Section.

For additional information on this call for papers you may contact Leda Bultrini (leda.bultrini@arpalazio.it) or Patrice Landry (patrice.landry@nb.admin.ch).