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Call for Papers

Cataloguing Section

Multilingual Bibliographic Access: Promoting Universal Access

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The IFLA Cataloguing Section invites cataloguers and others involved in the following to express their interest in making presentations at the section's programme during the World Library and Information Congress in Gothenburg, Sweden, August 10-15, 2010.

2010 will be yet another exciting year in the area of cataloguing and bibliographic control. The new Statement of International Cataloguing Principles will by then have been adopted by many countries and as a consequence universal bibliographic control should be working even more smoothly; the new cataloguing code, RDA: Resource Description and Access, replacing the AACR 2, will be published during the year and implemented by four participating countries (U.S., Canada, U.K., and Australia) and maybe more countries will follow soon after that; the consolidated ISBD will be complete with full examples and a new preliminary area 0 for content form and media type.

The theme of next year's World Library and Information Congress is Open Access to Knowledge - Promoting Sustainable Progress. Connecting to this theme the IFLA Cataloguing Section has therefore chosen the session theme mentioned above: Multilingual Bibliographic Access: Promoting Universal Access. Presentations on this topic are now requested. Three successful proposals on the topic will be identified.

Send a detailed abstract (1 page or at least 300 words) of the proposed paper (must not have been published elsewhere) in English and relevant biographical information of author(s)/presenter(s) by 15 January 2010 via email to:

Anders Cato
Chair, Cataloguing Section
e-mail: anders.cato@kb.se

The abstracts will be reviewed by members of the Cataloguing Section's Standing Committee.

Successful proposals will be identified by 15 February 2010.

Full papers will be due by 15 April 2010 to allow time for review of papers and preparation of translations; papers should be no longer than 20 pages. 15-20 minutes will be allowed for a summary delivery of the paper during the Cataloguing Section's programme.


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: 13 January 2010