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Call for papers – WLIC 2016 Open Session

The theme for the Classification & Indexing Section’s Open Session at WLIC 2016 is:

“Reclaiming subject access to indigenous knowledge”

The Classification & Indexing Section will be hosting an open session during the 2016 conference in Columbus, Ohio. We are seeking papers that highlight innovative and effective ways of applying subject access to indigenous knowledge. The challenges involved affect not only libraries, but also archives, museums and other cultural institutions.

Topics may include (but are not limited to):

  • Specialized metadata systems and bibliographic data
  • Ontologies and schemas
  • Obstacles to reliable subject access
  • Socio-political considerations in subject access
  • Applications of linked open data and the semantic web
  • Structuring subject access to reflect indigenous cultures
  • Memory, identity and choices of vocabulary

Deadline for submitting an abstract is 12 February.

More information is available at the  WLIC 2016 website

Call for papers – IFLA 2015 in Cape Town

The theme for the Classification & Indexing Section’s Open Session at WLIC 2015 is:

“Dynamic Subject Access: Evolution and Transformation?”

The Classification & Indexing Sections will be organizing an open session during the 2015 conference in Cape Town. We are seeking papers addressing new and interesting ways of supplying subject access. Subject access tools and services are not limited to libraries only: important developments are (also) happening elsewhere. We would like to explore novel ways of exposing library subject metadata to other communities and, on the other hand, libraries using subject access tools developed by others. Topics include:

  • big data & subject access
  • use and reuse of subject metadata and tools
  • the chain of supply in the creation of subject metadata
  • providing form/genre access in addition to subject access

All proposals must be in by 6 February 2015.
More information is found on the WLIC 2015 website for the Classification & Indexing Section’s

Call for Papers for the Open Session in Cape Town 2015.


Call for papers Open Session Lyon 2014


World Library and Information Congress: 80th IFLA General Conference and Assembly

“Libraries, Citizens, Societies: Confluence for Knowledge”

Lyon, France, 16-22 August 2014

Open Session for the Classification & Indexing, Cataloguing, and Bibliography Sections and the UNIMARC Core Activity

Call for Papers

“Universal Bibliographic Control in the Digital Age: Golden Opportunity or Paradise Lost?”

Three sections and programmes of the Library Services Division will be organizing a joint open session of 5 hours (2 sessions) during the 2014 conference in Lyon.  We are seeking papers addressing a variety of topics such as:

• Universal bibliographic control
• Cataloguing/classification issues
• Subject access • Authority data
• Formats,  tools and standards (e.g. RDA, ISBD, UNIMARC)
• Use and reuse of metadata (e.g. opening our data to other communities and our reuse of the data from outside sources)
• Chain of supply in the creation of  metadata

Important Dates  

7 February 2014 – Deadline for submitting 500 word proposals for papers and presentations, plus a brief biographical statement of speaker(s).

1 March 2014 – Successful proposals will be identified and information sent to all who submit proposals.

1 May 2014 – Deadline for submission of final paper or substantial abstract. Deadline for authors to return Authors Form. Papers should be no more than 6000 words and can be submitted in English or French.  Attempts will be made to provide translations into other official languages.

30 June 2014 – Deadline for all PowerPoint presentations from Speakers.

June/July 2014 – All speakers will be notified of the time of the program.

Submission Guidelines
• Proposal abstracts should be submitted in English as a Microsoft Office Word file

• Proposal abstracts for the Open Session must be in English and should clearly include:
o Title of proposed presentation
o Abstract of proposed paper (at least 500 words)
o Name(s) of presenter(s) plus position and/or title
o Statement as to how the proposal fits within the conference theme
o Employer / affiliated institution
o Contact information including e-mail address, telephone number
o Short biographical statement of presenter(s)
o Language of presentation

All submissions and any questions should be sent to be sent via eMail to John DeSantis (john.desantis@dartmouth.edu) by 7 February 2014.  The receipt of all submissions will be acknowledged.

At least one author will be expected to attend conference to deliver the paper.  The length of the presentations should be approximately 15 minutes plus 5 minutes for questions/discussion.

Proposals will be reviewed by a sub-committee of members from all four of the Standing Committees which are organizing the open session.

Please note
All expenses, including registration for the conference, travel, accommodation etc., are the responsibility of the authors/presenters. No financial support can be provided by IFLA, but a special invitation can be issued to authors.