RELINDIAL Social Science Libraries SIG (Religious Libraries in Dialogue) IFLA 2013 Singapore

Call for Papers

Religious Libraries in Dialogue Special Interest Group

Theme: Tools developed for a better sharing of religious information

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The IFLA SIG RELINDIAL is seeking proposals for papers to be presented at a two-hour program to be held at the IFLA World Library and Information Congress in Singapore in August 17-23, 2013.

We request submissions from libraries in charge of religious collections and more or less involved in the dialog of these collections with the world, especially in their location. The submissions requested should present the ttools developed for a better sharing of religious information. All aspects of this topic will be considered, e.g.:

  • Training for religious information literacy around the world. What about Asia?
  • FRBR cataloguing and improvement of the religious literature study
  • Religious vocabularies and the semantic web
  • Open Access and religious information
  • Special databases and full text
  • Digitized heritage: World digital library, Gallica, Europeana, Hathi Trust, Google books… how to find his way in all this digitized material?
  • The existing European common catalogues and how to give them a new life in a world of Google practisers

Submission Guidelines

We prefer submissions that demonstrate real experiences/case studies – papers that tell a story. Papers presenting historical perspectives will also be considered. The program will feature up to five presentations of 15-20 minutes each with additional time for questions.

Papers should reflect the 2013 conference theme, “Future Libraries: Infinite Possibilities” and IFLA President Ingrid Parent’s theme, “Libraries – A force for change”

Language of the session:

Papers should be in one of the IFLA official languages. The session will not include simultaneous interpretation, therefore the presentation and presentation slides should be in English. However, if necessary, English presentation slides with the presentation in one of the official languages of IFLA are welcome.

Proposals should include:

  • title
  • abstract of no more than 300 words
  • brief biography for the speaker or speakers
  • E-mail contact address

Send proposals by February 28, 2013 via email to:

Odile Dupont Convenor of the IFLA SIG RELINDIAL E-mail: o.dupont@icp.fr

Please take into account: At least one of the paper’s authors must be present to deliver a summary of the paper during the program in Singapore. Abstracts should only be submitted with the understanding that the expenses of attending the Singapore conference will be the responsibility of the author(s)/presenter(s) of accepted papers.

Important Dates

February 28, 2013 Proposals/abstracts submission deadline
March 18, 2013 Proposals will be reviewed and successful candidates will be notified
May 17, 2013 Deadline for selected presenters to submit formal paper (for inclusion on the IFLA conference website and the Section’s website). Details regarding the format and length of the final paper will be sent to candidates whose abstracts are accepted.

 

Submissions

All proposals must be in before 28 February 2013.

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.

Congress Attendance Grants

The Singapore National Committee and IFLA have worked hard to secure funds for Conference Participation Grants. Up-to-date information will be available on our Conference Participation Grants webpage.

Last update: 14 February 2013

Odile Dupont Chargée de mission pour la promotion et les réseaux de bibliothèques Responsable du SIG – IFLA RELINDIAL Expert auprès du Cfibd (Comité français international bibliothèque et documentation) Institut catholique de Paris 21 rue d’Assas 75270 Paris cedex 06 Tel : 33(0)1 70 64 14 27 Fax : 33(0)1 44 39 52 98 o.dupont@icp.fr
Catholic University of Paris Executive manager for the promotion and the libraries network Member of the European Theological Library Association, BETH Member of the American Theological Library Association, ATLA Convenor of the SIG – IFLA RELINDIAL

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