IFLA Information Technology Section - Call for Papers - WLIC Columbus 2016

Evviva Weinraub evviva.weinraub at GMAIL.COM
Tue Jan 26 14:53:26 EST 2016

Dear all,

The IT-section call for papers is now available on:

*Theme: Skills and Knowledge for Citizens in an Open Data and Technology

The Information Technology Section is seeking proposals for papers to be
presented at WLIC 2016 in Columbus, Ohio. We are seeking papers that
highlight the skills and knowledge that are useful for citizens in an open
data and technology environment. A free exchange of information has many
aspects including political, economic, and technical. We are interested in
papers that address these from a citizen’s point of view.

Topics may include (but are not limited to):

[if !supportLists]·         [endif]The role of the library in providing
access to open data and support to citizens.

[if !supportLists]·         [endif]Standards and best practices for open

[if !supportLists]·         [endif]Open policy making and transparency

[if !supportLists]·         [endif]The value and challenges of providing
and accessing open data

Papers presenting innovative projects, experience, initiatives or services
with a strong collaborative cross-border or international dimension would
also be appreciated.

*Proposals should include:*

[if !supportLists]·         [endif]Title of proposed presentation

[if !supportLists]·         [endif]Abstract of proposed paper (no more than
300 words)

[if !supportLists]·         [endif]Name(s) of presenter(s) plus position
and/or title

[if !supportLists]·         [endif]Employer / affiliated institution

[if !supportLists]·         [endif]Contact information including e-mail
address and telephone number

[if !supportLists]·         [endif]Short biographical statement of

[if !supportLists]·         [endif]Language of final presentation

Send your proposal(s) as a MS Word attachment by *29 February* to
*Maria.Kadesjo at kb.se* <Maria.Kadesjo at kb.se> with the subject line “IFLA IT
SECTION – title of proposal”. The receipt of all submissions will be

At least one author will be expected to attend the conference to deliver
the paper.  The length of the presentations should be approximately 15
minutes with 5 minutes for questions/discussion.

*All proposals must be received by 29 February 2016.*

Kind regards,


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