The Bibliography Section would like to announce its panel program for IFLA WLIC 2016: Opening the National Bibliography: Transforming Access to Data and Building Connections.
National bibliographies provide a valuable record of the intellectual output of a country and its cultures. Formatting national catalog data to be harvestable, or presenting it as linked data, opens these resources to scholars worldwide. In this panel session, we invite papers discussing how national bibliographies have been made more accessible and the possibilities opened by that accessibility. Papers can address methodology for providing harvestable and/or linked data, how national bibliographies can be used in creating new knowledge, and national bibliographic data can be used in scholarly communication.
Please submit paper proposals of less than 500 words by *10 February 2016* to:
Please also feel free to ask questions about the scope of your proposal.