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für die gemeinsame Open Session der IFLA Sektionen Library Theory and
Research (LTR), und
Sektion Statistics and Evaluation (SSE)
bei der 81. IFLA General Conference and Assembly
15-21 August 2015, Kapstadt, Südafrika
Das Thema lautet:
"Lyon Declaration in Action: Measuring the Impact of Access to
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Call for papers
World Library and Information Congress: 81th IFLA General Conference
15-21 August 2015, Cape Town, South Africa
Joint Open Session of IFLA’s
Section for Library Theory and Research (LTR), and
Section for Statistics and Evaluation (SSE)
“The Lyon Declaration in Action: Measuring the Impact of Access to
Information and Development”
As “the Lyon Declaration on Access to Information and Development” and
other IFLA declarations and manifestos have expressed, access to
information and the role of libraries and information institutions in
society are fundamental for the empowerment of people and the
of society. In order to communicate the importance and value of these
issues to our society and to political authorities, we need to discuss
evaluate how library associations and institutions, as well as
governmental/non-governmental agencies can best support the library
What studies exist or how can we measure the impact of access to
information and development theoretically and statistically?
Our Joint Open Session during WLIC 2015 aims to share the promoted
and advocacy strategies, or the data and evidence that has been
and used with significant effect. The forum will enable library
professionals to productively share their experiences and resource
theoretical, practical and political approaches to advocacy.
For this significant session, we invite papers which present issues
1. Strategic promotion by national/international library
cooperations with other institutions, or governmental/non-governmental
bodies in order to promote access to information as a development goal
accordance with the Lyon declaration.
2. Research or practical proposals on which kind of data from
fields that can used to point out library effectiveness in contributing
the Sustainable Development Goals.
3. Qualitative and quantitative evidence relating to advocacy,
strategies, or new indicators to measure outcomes
4. Research project relating to access to information or access to
libraries and library materials
5. Library involvement in working groups for Sustainable Development
Goals. How can libraries contribute in these discussions and on which
To submit a proposal;
- Individual paper presentations
- Associations/Institutions or activity groups representative
Proposals should include;
- an abstract of the proposed paper consisting of approximately 500
- author(s) details (name(s), institution, position, email address) and
brief biographical statement of about 50 words for each author
Proposals should be submitted by email;
- Yasuyo Inoue (LTR) E-mail: yinoue@xxxxxxxxxxxx
or Britt Omstedt (SSE) E-mail : Britt.Omstedt@xxxxx
- no later than 28th of February 2015
- indicate “IFLA proposal for LTR/SSE joint open session” in the
Selected presenters will be informed by 15th March 2015
Full papers submissions: no later than 30th May 2015
As the language of the session will be in English, the paper should be
English or other IFLA official languages with an English translation
- each presentation will be 20 minutes and a few minutes for
- open forum after all presentations
Every paper accepted must be presented in person by one of the authors
the IFLA WLIC in Cape Town, South Africa.
Authors are required to permit non-exclusive publication of papers
for this session on the IFLA website and digital repository, the IFLA
library. Author(s) must agree to make their paper available under the
of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.
Papers that are accepted but not presented in person at the conference
not be made available on the official conference website nor will they
considered for nomination as a best paper of the conference.
All expenses, including registration for the conference, travel,
accommodation etc., are the responsibility of the authors/presenters.
financial support can be provided by IFLA, but a special invitation
can be issued to authors.
Congress Participation Grants
List of opportunities for support is available on our Conference
Participation Grants webpage.
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Institut für Bibliotheks- und Informationswissenschaft
Sitz: Dorotheenstr. 26, 10117 Berlin
Post: Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin
Tel: +49 (0)30 2093-4528