World Library and Information Congress:
75th IFLA General Conference and Assembly
"Libraries create futures: Building on
23-27 August 2009, Milan, Italy
Call for Papers for Satellite Meeting
Library and Research Services for
The Italian joint Parliamentary Library,
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
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
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
Send your proposal via email to:
Chair, Section on Library and Research Services for Parliaments
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
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
Please note that the expenses of attending the Rome
preconference will be the responsibility of the author(s)/presenter(s)
of accepted papers.