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Call for Papers

UNIMARC Core Activity (UCA)

Breaking Through The Metadata World: UNIMARC and its relatives

Amongst the most relevant issues for enhancing metadata deployment, especially from the perspective of the Semantic Web, are the connections between different metadata schema that make it possible to transmit and reuse data among different systems and environments. This session will focus on topics of interest for the alignment of UNIMARC with other bibliographic standards, covering issues such as mappings and conversions as well as tools and services that provide, transform and reuse UNIMARC data. Contributions are invited that provide reflections or experiences on topics such as:

  • UNIMARC records provision
  • UNIMARC conversion tools and services
  • Mappings between UNIMARC and other metadata standards
  • UNIMARC data management in union catalogues
  • UNIMARC-based OAI-PMH services
  • Innovative implementations using UNIMARC in the Web environment
  • UNIMARC in Open Source software
  • Features and functionalities required by UNIMARC professional users

The deadline for submitting proposals is 26 February 2010.

How to submit
Send your proposal by email - an abstract (minimum 300 words) in English, complemented by short biographical information and contacts of the author(s) to:

Maria Inês Cordeiro

Director, IFLA UNIMARC Core Activity

Paper selection
Abstracts will be reviewed by members of the Permanent UNIMARC Committee. Selected proposals will be notified by 31 March 2010.
Full papers - will be due by 22 May 2010 to allow time for editing and translations.

Paper Presentation
Between 20-30 minutes will be allowed for paper delivery in the session.


All proposals must be in before 26 February 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: 25 January 2010