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Call for Papers

Acquisition and Collection Development Section

Opening Doors to Spectacular Collections: Access to Multi-sensory, Multimedia, and Mobile Materials

This is an exciting time for libraries with collections that are multi-sensory, multimedia and mobile. We are looking for papers on collection development and acquisitions issues for materials in one or more of these formats:
  • Audio
  • Video
  • Maps
  • Artifacts
  • Music
  • Multiple formats
  • Media

-- both real and virtual collections.

Themes should support:

  • Visual literacy
  • Information literacy
  • Graphic literacy
  • Spatial literacy
  • Statistical and data literacy

We also want to highlight collection development issues:

  • For materials that are accessible on mobile devices.
  • Open access and/or cooperative collections that are multi-sensory, multimedia and/or mobile.
  • Creative ways to access these collections effectively.
  • Creating programs that are popular and meet the needs of clients.

The time frame is 2 hours. We are planning for 6 presentations that are 15 minutes each.

The deadline for submitting an abstract (maximum 250 words) for a proposed paper is 15 January 2010. The abstract should include the title of the paper; along with your contact information including: your name, position, employer of the presenter(s), address, telephone and email.

This should be sent by email to Joseph Hafner: joseph.hafner@mcgill.ca

Proposals will be reviewed by a sub-committee of members of the Standing Committee on Acquisition and Collection Development.

Successful proposals will be identified by 1 March 2010.

The papers for accepted proposals will be due on 15 May 2010.


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: 18 January 2010