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Conference Theme

Overall theme:

'Re-inventing the Library. The Challenges of the new Information Environment'

The Conference Programme Committee invites original presentations and posters on one or more of the following topics:

The Library in the Context of E-science
-  integration of library services in virtual research and education environments
-  libraries in new research and education workflows
-  support from the library for data-producers
-  content acquisition
-  annotations, recommendations
-  e-science and digital repositories
-  open access to scholarly information and data sharing
-  collecting, giving access to, sharing and preserving primary data
-  managing enhanced publications
-  discovery and visualisation tools for exposing data
-  co-ordination of repositories

The Library in the Context of E-education
-  e-textbooks
-  successful models for information literacy programmes
-  new information literacies
-  outreach to new communities e.g. schools
-  case studies on delivering digital readings
-  physical and virtual learning spaces
-  analysis of user behaviour

Making Collections Digitally Available
-  strategies for systematic and mass digitisation of library collections
-  public-private partnerships in digitisation
-  integration of e-books in research and education
-  managing collections of grey literature
-  digital curation
-  selection criteria of data for digital preservation and curation
-  on-demand collection development
-  making library collections visible through search engines
-  library collections and the semantic web
   (e.g. Amazon.com, Google Books etc.)
-  integrating library collections in commercial services

Library Management
-  advocating the role of libraries in research institutions
-  evidence-based library management or how libraries establish a culture of
   assessment, collecting qualitative and quantitative data for decision-making
-  aggregation of library statistics and performance measures on an European level
-  developing sustainable library services in difficult financial times
-  organisational implications of e-science and e-research
-  replacing traditional library services with new services
-  developing a skilled workforce, reskilling
-  new organisational structures
-  consequences of evidence-based library management on the profiles in libraries

Submissions are invited which consist of :

  • Research papers presenting theoretical solutions, but with a clear illustration on how these solutions can be applied in libraries
  • Position papers presenting opinions on some aspect of practice, or describing work that is still in progress, but sufficiently mature to warrant attention
  • Experiences and case studies specifying requirements, challenges, or opportunities
  • Best practices