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Call for Papers

Statistics and Evaluation Section

Open Access to Knowledge – Promoting Sustainable Progress

This is the first call for papers on the use of statistics for promoting sustainable progress. Topics for submission might include papers or case studies on:

  • the Global Impact Study
  • showing progress through E-metrics use
  • how to measure access
  • how policies on statistic gathering can influence evaluation 
  • how statistics can define open access
  • the role of government in collecting statistics to support open access
  • how professional organizations use statistics to promote sustainable progress
  • indicators of the impact of open access on a community


All proposals must be in before 16 February 2010.

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 e-mail to mfarrell@imls.gov.

After your submission

The Review Committee will evaluate all submitted materials and successful applicants will be notified by 9 March 2010. Accepted papers are due to IFLA in early 2010 and must be an original submission not published elsewhere.

Please note

All expenses incurred for attending the Gothenburg 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.

Last update: 18 January 2010