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Call for Papers

Serials and Other Continuing Resources Section
& Statistics and Evaluation Section

Measuring usage and understanding users: E-Resources statistics and what they teach us

8 August 2010, Stockholm, Sweden

The IFLA Section for Serials and Other Continuing Resources, in collaboration with the Section on Statistics and Evaluation and the Stockholm University Library, are organizing a pre-conference and satellite meeting in Stockholm (August 8, 2010). This is held in conjunction with the IFLA annual conference, which takes place in Gothenburg (Sweden), the following week.

This is the first call for papers on measuring usage and understanding
users: E-Resources statistics and what they teach us.

Topics for submission might include papers or case studies on:

  • What use is made of usage statistics?
  • Methods for effectively monitoring and evaluating usage statistics
  • What do they tell us about how students use the resources?
  • What insight do they give us into Information literacy issues
  • Standards, services, and best practices for usage statistics
  • How can they be used as a practical tool in effective Collection management and development?
  • Future developments in the provision and exploitation of use measurement statistics

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 February 16, 2010 to:

Philippe Cantie

Authors/presenters are expected to attend the Satellite meeting and present their papers in person. The Review Committee will evaluate all submitted materials and successful applicants will be notified by the end of March 2010. Accepted papers will need to be completed by the end of May 2010 and must be an original submission not published elsewhere.


All proposals must be in before 16 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: 11 February 2010