Call for Papers

Committee on Standards

Future standards: infinite possibilities


The IFLA Committee on Standards invites papers to be presented at 79th IFLA General Conference and Assembly, Singapore, August 2013.

Over the last 50 years, IFLA has produced a wide range of standards in all fields of library and information services. IFLA professional units have been very active in identifying and responding to the need of having common set of rules and practices that ensure high quality information and library services. In the ever evolving international information and library environment, new activities and services are created and IFLA will need to respond to these new demands.

Contributions are invited on topics such as:

  • Gaps in IFLA standards or areas which would benefit from revision
  • Developing standards in new library and information areas
  • Cooperation in developing standards
  • Working with other standards organisations
  • Competences and skills in standards work
  • Best practices in standards work


The deadline for submitting proposals is 19 April 2013.

Send your proposal by email and which should include:

  • an abstract (300 words)
  • biographical and contact information


Patrice Landry
Chair, Committee on Standards

Proposal will be reviewed by members of the Committee. Authors of the selected proposals will be notified by 26 April. Full papers will be due by 31 May 2013 to allow time for editing and translations

Paper Presentation

Between 20-30 minutes will be allowed for paper delivery in the session. Every paper should be presented in person by one of the authors at the WLIC in Singapore.

Important dates

  • 19 April 2013: Deadline for submitting proposals
  • 26 April 2013: notification of successful applicants
  • 31 May 2013: submission of full papers


All proposals must be in before 19 April 2013.

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.

Congress Attendance Grants

The Singapore National Committee and IFLA have worked hard to secure funds for Conference Participation Grants. Up-to-date information will be available on our Conference Participation Grants webpage.

Last update: 15 March 2013