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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

Library and Research Services for Parliaments Section

The Italian joint Parliamentary Library, Rome, Italy
19-21 August 2009

Theme: "Digital information for democracy: management, access and preservation"

Subtheme for day three: "Making the Most of your resourcesto provide services"

The IFLA Library and Research Services for Parliaments Section invites proposals for presentations at the Section’s preconference programme in Rome, 19th-21st August 2009. The main theme of the Rome pre-conference is: "Information for Democracy: Management, Access and Preservation". The third day of the preconference will focus upon “Making the most of your resources" to provide services. We require several presentations, panels or workshops.

We invite proposals for papers, workshops or panels that present, analyse or discuss:

  • Open Source options
  • Contracting out of services
  • Consortia to share resources
  • Inter-parliamentary cooperation to give better value for money
  • Staff development or performance management to achieve better results
  • How to put together a business case

We would like presentations on case studies to illustrate these topics.


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
Email: 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 May 2009 to allow time for review of papers and proposals for workshops or panels.

There will be a mix of short papers, and longer interactive sessions. Please indicate with your proposal how long you would like. The review committee will make the final decisions about how long you will be allocated to make your presentation or run an interactive session.

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