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Call for Papers

Africa Section

Open Access in Africa: trends and developments

The Congress offers an opportunity to present library research outcomes and innovations in a multi-disciplinary international forum. In line with the theme of the 76th IFLA WLIC, Africa Section chose the theme: "Open Access in Africa: trends and developments." IFLA Africa Section invites Librarians, Information Scientists and other stakeholders to submit proposals (abstracts) for papers at the Africa Section Open Forum session in Gothenburg, Sweden.


  • libraries driving access to knowledge in Africa in the 21st century
  • Institutional Repositories: issues and challenges
  • Access to Indigenous Knowledge
  • Digitization
  • Open Access and Scholarly Publishing
  • Open Access and Social development
  • Open Access and National Development
  • Conservation and Preservation

Submission Guidelines:

The proposal must be the original work of the author(s). Each abstract must contain:

  • Title of proposed presentation
  • Outline of the proposed presentation (no more than 350 words)
  • Name(s) of presenter(s)
  • Position or title of presenter(s)
  • Presenter(s) employer or affiliated institution
  • E-mail address, Telephone/fax numbers
  • Short biographical statement of the presenter/s, with digital photograph

Please send proposals by email to:

Victoria Okojie
Secretary, IFLA Africa Section
e-mail: vicokojie@yahoo.com

Important Deadlines:

January 15, 2010: Deadline for submission of abstract
February 20, 2010: Notification of acceptance/rejection of paper
May 14, 2010: Deadline for submission of full paper

All proposals will be evaluated by a refereeing team of the Standing Committee of the IFLA Africa Section

For information please vist the IFLA Africa Section


All proposals must be in before 15 January 2010.

Please note

All expenses, including registration for the conference, travel, accommodation etc., are the responsibility of the authors/presenters. No financial support can be provided by IFLA, but a special invitation can be issued to authors/presenters if that is required.

Last update: 14 January 2010