LIBER 41st Annual Conference, University of Tartu Library, Tartu, Estonia [27-30 June 2012]
“Mobilising the knowledge economy for Europe”
CALL FOR PAPERS/POSTERS
The Programme Committee invites original presentations and posters on one or more of the following topics.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
– Shared services/national and international collaboration, cloud services, cloud computing
– End-user needs, end-user feedback, end-user surveys
– Primary research data
– New skills for library staff
– New (mobile) devices
– Economic crisis: how libraries have managed, success stories; ideas for cost reductions
– New models for academic publishing; alternative publication methods to journals and books
– Linked data, open bibliographic data
– Open Access
– Intellectual property rights
– Digital preservation: ensuring the future accessibility and usability of knowledge
We invite submissions of:
•Research papers presenting theoretical solutions, but with a clear illustration on how these solutions can be applied
•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
The Programme Committee will select abstracts on basis of the following criteria:
•Relevance for the call for papers
•Level of innovation
•Impact on the wider library community
•Quality of the abstract
Instructions for submitting abstracts
•Abstract length should not exceed 2500 characters. Please note that the language of the conference will be English, and therefore the committee will only accept submissions in this language
•All submitted abstracts will be peer-reviewed by at least two reviewers
•Authors of accepted papers will be expected to supply full papers by 31 May 2012. A selection of full papers will be published in LIBER Quarterly, the peer reviewed LIBER Open Access journal, and/or on the publications section of the LIBER website.
LIBER Awards for Library Innovation
The 3 most innovative abstracts will receive the LIBER Award for Library Innovation. The prize consists of the opportunity to present the winning paper/poster at the LIBER Annual Conference 2012 in Tartu, Estonia, free registration, plus travelling expenses and accommodation.
LIBER Annual Conference Fund
The Programme Committee will select 10 abstracts from libraries in Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Greece, Hungary, Moldova, Portugal, Romania, Turkey and Ukraine and reward them with a grant of 300 euro and free registration for the LIBER Annual Conference.