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[InetBib] IFLA - Section 20, Call for Papers Open Session Cape Town 2015

SESSION hosted by the Section for Library Buildings and Equipment 
in Cape Town, South Africa
at the 81th  World Library and Information Congress on the  
15 - 21 August 2015

Session title: Mid (21:st) century modern: Visionary library design.
Architecture can open up new perspectives into sites and situations.
Library buildings are able to speak to us in their own unique way for
experiences that are both private and public, personal yet collective.
The use of a library is not only dependent on the functional
requirements and their relation to space, but also on the
representational aspects of a building and the sense of spaces it
conveys to its visitors. At the same time emerging new technologies and
collaborative learning and research environments act increasingly on
learning, reading and research. Library architecture has thus to find
solutions to evoke the sensibilities of the users to the spaces around
The Library buildings and Equipment Section is looking for case studies,
plans or visionary sketches that identify trends, highlight the shape,
design and atmosphere of current best-practice and future library
architecture and spaces.

Papers should answer the following questions:

*       What defines a space in a library in the future?
*       How does the library respond to its context?
*       How do architects and stakeholders create a collaborative,
creative and emotional place that relates to regional culture and
*       What means are used to create atmosphere and reach the senses of
*       How does library architecture communicate with us on an
emotional, psychological, visual and intellectual level?
Presentations should reflect the theme of WLIC 2015, "Dynamic Libraries
- Access, Development and Transformation" and relate to the IFLA Trend
report (http://trends.ifla.org/).
The following should be provided by those responding to the call: 
- name and institution of presenter(s), postal address and e-mail
- title of the paper
- an abstract of the paper describing the project or research carried
  out (1 page, up to 350 words) preferably in English
- relevant biographical information of author(s)/presenter(s)
- Email subject line "IFLA PROPOSAL"
- Proposed papers must be original and not have published before.

Please send your proposals by 15 February 2015 via e-mail to the Chair
of the LBE section, Dorothea Sommer

The abstracts will be reviewed by a Review Committee and the papers
selected will be announced by 7 March 2015. Successful papers can be
given at the congress in any of IFLA's official languages. 

If a paper is selected authors must commit to presenting it in Cape

All presenters and their papers will be listed in the final IFLA
Programme. Therefore presenters must forward the full text of their
papers by 15 May 2015 to allow time for review and for preparation of
translations. Presentations should not take longer than 25 minutes to
deliver and papers should be no longer than 20 pages.

In accordance with IFLA's Open Access Statement all papers presented at
the WLIC 2015 will be available under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0
licence. Authors of submitted papers will need to sign IFLA's Author
form. The papers and presentations will be made available through the
IFLA Library.


Please note that it is the presenters' responsibility to find funding
for their participation (registration fee, travel, accommodation and
associated costs). IFLA is not in a position to fund attendance at the
Congress. An exception can be made for speakers from outside the
profession who would not normally attend the congress. These can
register free of charge for the day on which they speak. 



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