(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