IFLA STL Section – Call for papers

Oct 6, 2005 by

The Science and Technology Libraries (STL) Section of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA)is now accepting abstracts for its Open Session for the 72nd IFLA General Conference and Council that will take in Seoul, Korea, August 20th to 24th 2006.

The theme is “Workings of the Ubiquitous Library”. Three to four papers will be selected for the two-hours session. The deadline for abstracts is 15 January 2006; they are to be sent to Irma Pasanen. The proposal should include a title, a 200-400 word abstract and relevant biographical information.

See the full entry for more details on the theme.


From a post from Irma Pasanen on various listserv:

Libraries have been in the forefront of change when it comes to the digitized information delivered over the networks. Today’s developing digital library and wireless technologies, and their associated open standards are converging to create “the ubiquitous library”. Ubiquitous library services will be always available at the fingertips of the users. Smart objects, such as books tagged with RFID, will convey added information and make objects situation-aware.
There will be numerous entrance points to the library, seamless interaction, and additional communication channels between humans and information systems in the omnipresent library.

As dynamic engines, libraries can continue to play a part in defining their own future. We are therefore interested in exploring the concept of “the ubiquitous library”. We are looking for leading edge technological solutions in libraries that demonstrate the application of the concept. The papers can address technology applications and/or standards, case studies, and/or principles involved in matters regarding the library as always present. The theme of this program will thus be “Workings of the Ubiquitous Library”.
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For more information about the concept of “the ubiquitous library” please see

http://www.lib.umd.edu/deans/ublibreport.pdf
http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/portal_libraries_and_the_academy/v005/5.3lowry.html
http://www.inforum.cz/inforum2005/pdf/Obst_Oliver.pdf

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