Call for Papers: The IFLA’s Document Delivery and Resource Sharing Section is organizing an open session during the 2018 WLIC in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia

(22 December 2017) The theme is Transform Resource Sharing-exceed expectations.

IFLA invites papers of all sorts but are especially interested in hearing your experience from the field regarding a broader aspect of ‘sharing’ resources and ideas of users’ perspectives and expectations. The topics of interests include but are not limited to:

  • Resource sharing activities of all types, including: interlibrary loan, cooperative collection development, cooperative reference, direct borrowing, consortial programs, and shared licensing/purchasing of electronic resources
  • Research on user behaviors and expectation regarding resource sharing services.
  • Open source systems and their role in resource sharing.
  • Challenges and solutions to sharing electronic resources such as e-books and e-journals including digitized works.
  • Effects of alternative publishing models such as open access on resource sharing practices.
  • Innovative approaches or trends in resource sharing in all types of libraries or parts of the world.
  • New frontiers for library consortia or collaboration between individual libraries
  • International resource sharing concerns, such as: delivery methods, payment options, interoperability of systems, computer standards.
  • Intellectual property rights in different countries or regions, especially as they pertain to resource sharing of electronic resources.
  • Methodologies for assessing the effectiveness of resource sharing initiatives. Important Dates: 1 March 2018 Submission of Abstracts, 31 March 2018 Decision notification, 1 June 2018 Final papers due.

Read the full announcement including how to submit papers.

2018 IFLA World Library and Information Congress Open Session 84th IFLA General Conference and Assembly, 24 – 30 August 2018, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia