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CfP: LIBER Con­fe­rence 2013

Für die im Juni 2013 in München stattfindende LIBER (Ligue des Bibliothèques Européennes de Recherche - Association of European Research Libraries) Conference steht unter dem etwas sehr beliebigen Motto "Research Information Infrastructures and the Future Role of Libraries" und hat kürzlich ihren Call for Papers/Posters veröffentlicht. Einsendeschluss ist der 31.01.2013.


Call for papers/posters

"Research Information Infrastructures and the Future Role of Libraries"

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:

Collection development (Digital collections)
•    Digitization
•    Open access
•    Strategies
•    Collaboration and integration (archives and museums, public/private

•    Opening data: policy, licenses, technology
•    Open bibliographic data and Linked Open Data
•    Advances of the Semantic Web
•    New services

Digital preservation
•    Case studies, projects, systems in production
•    Business models
•    Consortia aspects

•    New business models
•    User experience

Leadership, policy and strategy
•    Collaboration between libraries and other organizations/players
•    Exemplars in collaborative professional  practice
•    Innovation in academic library management, services and concepts
•    Process management, relation between services and costs (business
models, activity based costing)
•    Library organizational structures - limits of flexibility

New Technologies
•    Library systems, portals, repositories
•    Agile development versus traditional project management: pros and cons
•    Using API's to create new services

Open Access
•    Business models
•    Green road, Gold road
•    eBooks

Research infrastructures, research data
•    Research data management, strategies and policies on developing
collections of research data that the institution/university/organization
•    Role of libraries in the development of research infrastructures
•    Embedding librarianship skills in the research process
•    Transformation of libraries and information providers to become an
integral part of research infrastructures
•    Role of heritage collections

New technologies
•    Shared services/cloud services
•    Strategies
•    Benefits (expertise, costs)

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
•    Experiences and case studies specifying requirements, challenges or
•    Best practices

The Programme Committee will select abstracts on basis of the following criteria:

•    Relevance for the call for papers
•    Originality
•    Level of innovation
•    Impact on the wider library community
•    Quality of the abstract

Instructions for submitting abstracts

•    Please use the following link to submit the abstracts of your paper or
poster. Deadline for submission of abstracts is 31 January 2013.
•    Submissions are limited to one paper and/or poster abstract per author
•    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 2013
. 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.

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