Call for Papers

Document Delivery and Resource Sharing Section

Conversion of print to electronic – impact on resource sharing

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The Document Delivery and Resource Sharing Section invites proposals for papers to be presented at a two hour program which is scheduled to take place in Lyon.

Subjects of interest include

  • Born digital material and resource sharing
  • eBooks and eJournals and resource sharing
  • Digitization and resource sharing
  • Digital document delivery
  • New roles for library consortia and new areas of collaboration between consortia members or between individual libraries: (E-resources or resource sharing generally)
  • Demonstrations of new technologies that support resource sharing initiatives
  • Changes, real or proposed, to copyright law, licensing practices, or other legal matters which will influence libraries’ abilities to share their resources  with one another
  • Digital experiments in resource sharing:  success and/or failure

Proposals should include

  • Author(s) name, title, institution, and contact information including email address
  • Brief biographical sketch
  • Title of paper
  • Abstract (100 to 250 words)
  • Proposals should be submitted to:
    Peter Bae
    no later than 3 March 2014.  Selected presenters will be notified by 2 April 2014.


Presenters will be expected to submit final versions of their papers in Word format by 3 May 2014. Full papers submitted after this date will be published on the conference web site only. Papers should be in English or in one of the official IFLA languages with an English translation attached. The language of the session will be English. Presenters will have 20 to 25 minutes at the program to present their papers and time will be allocated at the end of the session for an open forum to allow for audience interaction.

Please note that the Program Committee has no funds to assist prospective authors: abstracts should only be submitted on the understanding that the expenses of attending the Lyon Conference (including travel, expenses and conference fee) will be the responsibility of the author(s)/ presenter(s) of accepted papers. Some national professional organizations may be able to help fund certain expenses and a small number of grants for conference attendance may be available.

For more information, please contact Pentti Vattulainen at this address:

Important Dates

3 March 2014 Deadline for submissions
2 April 2014 Notification of acceptance/rejection
3 May 2014 Deadline for submission of final papers


All proposals must be in before 3 марта 2014.

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 French 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: 17 February 2014