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Social Science Libraries Section Program WLIC 2013 Singapore


IFLA World Library and Information Congress
79th IFLA General Conference and Assembly

17-23 August 2013, Singapore

Congress theme: Future Libraries: Infinite Possibilities


Social Science Libraries Section

Conference Session 84

18 August 2013 13:45 – 15:45 | Room: Summit 2


Libraries and social movements: a force for change

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.



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

La Section des Bibliothèques en Sciences Sociales est le Commanditaire du Groupe d’intérêt Spécial Nouvelle (SIG) RELINDIAL

The Social Science Libraries Section is the Sponsor of the New Special Interest Group (SIG)
Librarians interested in world cultures, come join our first meeting, Monday 13 August 2012, Session Room 6, from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
RELINDIAL (Religious Libraries in Dialogue)
The IFLA Professional Committee approved the new SIG in April 2012 as a vehicle to promote dialogue between cultures.
The proposed activities are:
– Identify religious heritage in the form of library collections available online
– List digital resources in the service of religious thoughts
– Initiate an international cooperation for sharing experiences
– Working on indexing languages for the evolution of the WEB can take into account the complexities of religious issues
– Cooperate with the IFLA Children and Young Adults Section for a shared experience that removes barriers and builds religious tolerance at an early age
Two lectures will also be offered during this First Meeting:
• IDEO serving intercultural Islam-Christian dialogue [thanks to FRBR]
Brother RENÉ-VINCENT DU GRANDLAUNAY o.p. (Dominicans Institute of Oriental Studies, Cairo, Egypt)
• GlobeTheoLib: online theological resources for education and ecumenical dialogue [a free platform]
AMÉLIE VALLOTTON (Globethics, Geneva, Switzerland)

Submitted by
Odile Dupont
Convener IFLA Social Science Libraries SIG RELINDIAL
Catholic University of Paris
Executive manager for the promotion and the libraries network
Chair of the European Theological Library Association

RELINDIAL SIG IFLA Social Science Libraries Sponsor (La Section des Bibliothèques en Sciences Sociales est le Commanditaire du Groupe d’intérêt Spécial Nouvelle (SIG)

La Section des Bibliothèques en Sciences Sociales est le Commanditaire du Groupe d’intérêt Spécial Nouvelle (SIG)
Bibliothécaires curieux des cultures du monde, venez vous joindre à notre première réunion, le lundi 13 août 2012, « Session room 6 », de 16h à 18h.
RELINDIAL (Bibliothèques Religieuse dans le Dialogue)
Le professionnel de l’IFLA Comité a approuvé le nouveau SIG en Avril 2012 comme un véhicule pour promouvoir le dialogue entre les cultures.
Les activités proposées sont les suivantes:
– Répertorier le patrimoine religieux accessible en ligne
– Répertorier les ressources numériques au service des pensées religieuses
– Initier une coopération internationale pour un partage des expériences
– Travailler sur les langages d’indexation pour que les évolutions du Web puissent prendre en compte la complexité des problématiques religieuses
– Coopérer avec le groupe des « Sisters libraries », de la section IFLA des bibliothèques pour enfants et jeunes adultes, pour un partage d’expérience qui fasse tomber des barrières dès le plus jeune âge
Deux conférences seront également proposés au cours de cette première réunion:
• L’IDEO au service du dialogue interculturel islamo-chrétien [grâce au FRBR]
Frère RENÉ-VINCENT DU GRANDLAUNAY o.p. (Institut Dominicain d’études orientales, Le Caire, Egypte)
• GlobeTheoLib: Ressources théologiques en ligne pour la formation et le dialogue oecuménique [une plateforme gratuite]
AMÉLIE VALLOTTON (Globethics, Geneva, Switzerland)

Odile Dupont
Responsable du SIG – IFLA RELINDIAL
Chargée de mission pour la promotion et les réseaux de bibliothèques
Présidente de l’Association des bibliothèques européennes de théologie BETH
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

Hello Social Science Libraries Section

Letter from the

Hello Social Sciences Libraries Section!

I hope to see you all at the upcoming IFLA World Library and Information Congress in Helsinki, Finland! Our Social Science Libraries Standing Committee has organized an exciting conference program on Thursday, August 16, from 10:45 a.m. -12:45 p.m., entitled “Empowering Library Users to Solve Problems: Our Stories.” We hope you will come to hear your library colleagues from six different countries share their stories and case studies related to how they used data to drive change in their libraries. Please also stop by our Social Science Libraries Standing Committee poster during the poster sessions. Our poster will highlight the work of our section and the importance of social sciences libraries.

The Social Science Libraries Section has had a busy year. The section’s work to create a new Special Interest Group (SIG), Religions in Dialogue (RELINDIAL), has been moving forward thanks to the efforts of standing committee members Odile Dupont and Lynne Rudasill. They have worked very hard to make this new SIG a reality. The SIG will have its first meeting in Helsinki on Monday, August 13, 4:00-6:00. If you are interested in participating, please attend this inaugural meeting to learn more.

Social Science Libraries Standing Committee members, Maria Elena Dorta-Duque and Lynne Rudasill, have begun work editing a new book highlighting the papers presented at our 2011 satellite conference in Havana, Cuba. Dorta-Duque and Rudasill, the chairs of the satellite conference, invited several satellite conference presenters to write book chapters expanding on the themes covered in the satellite conference. The book, tentatively entitled, “Open
Access and Digital Libraries: Social Science Libraries in Action,” will hopefully be published by the end of 2012.

When in Helsinki, please join us at the Social Science Libraries Standing Committee meetings (see schedule in Newsletter) as we plan our future projects and programs and begin to prepare for the IFLA World Library and Information Congress in Singapore in 2013. Even if you are not a member of the Standing Committee, we welcome you and encourage you to attend our meetings.
Liz Cooper
See you in Helsinki!
Chair, Social Science Libraries Standing Committee

The IFLA Social Sciences Libraries Section invites you to the…Empowering library users to solve problems: our stories

27 July 2012 — Wilda Newman
IFLA World Library and Information Congress
78th IFLA General Conference and Assembly
11-17 August 2012, Helsinki, FinlandSession 203
16 August 2012 10:45 – 12:45
Room: Session Room 4
Congress track 3: Users driving access and services.

… a two-hour program on Thursday 16 August 2012, offered in cooperation with the Law Libraries Section and the Government Libraries Section.

As social scientists we are interested in data gathering and its impact. The six presentations for this program relate to results of qualitative and quantitative assessments and examples of how libraries have used these assessments to answer the needs of users. Specifically we will offer case studies/papers that show the impact of gathering data and how the data gathering process led to changed or improved services. Our focus is not on how data was gathered – but how that data was used to empower users. Program papers include descriptions of interventions/changes made after data was collected, attempts to understand how users use information and stories of how data gathering led to new services, etc. Questions and discussion will follow.

Desk statistics under a microscope = improved library services
SUSAN GARDNER ARCHAMBAULT (Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, California, USA)

Was wir von unseren Nutzern lernen können – und wie
SEBASTIAN NIX (Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung, Bibliothek und wissenschaftliche Information, Berlin, Germany)

How to be competitive in the educational & cultural landscape: the challenge of the Carol I Central University Library in Bucharest, Romania – case study
MIREILLE RADOI (Carol I Central University Library, Bucharest, Romania)

Libraries supporting national development goals in Namibia
ELLEN NAMHILA (University of Namibia, Windhoek, Namibia) and RITVA NISKALA (Namibia Library and Archives Service, Ministry of Education, Windhoek, Namibia)

Empowering library users, establishing channel of communication for service quality expectations of trainers from government Administrative Training Institute (ATI) libraries in India
MANOJ KULKARNI (Yashwantrao Chavan Academy of Development Administration (YAHSADA), Pune, India) and NEELA J. DESHPANDE (University of Pune, Pune, India)
Die Befähigung von Bibliotheksnutzer, das Einrichten des Kommunikationskanals
für Qualitätsansprüchen der Trainer von Government
Administrative Training Institute [staatlichadministrativen Ausbildungseinrichtungen] (ATI) Bibliotheken in Indien

Dr. Manoj Kulkarni
Yashwantrao Chavan Academy of Development Administration (YASHADA)
Pune, Indien
Dr. Mrs. Neela J. Deshpande
Jayakar Library, University of Pune
Pune, Indien
Im 21. Jahrhundert das Bibliothekswesen, die zusätzliche Dienstleistungen und die Zufriedenheit der Bibliotheknutzer sind die Stichwörter für irgendeine Bibliothek. Es ist wichtig, um Dialoge mit den Anwender zu etablieren und zu finden, was eigentlich ihre Erwartungen sind, um die Anwender der Bibliothek zu befriedigen. Die Hauptrolle des richtigen Kommunikationskanals ist, die Bedürfnisse der Anwendern zu etablieren und die Anwendern bevorzugen in der Bibliotheksverwaltung teizunehmen. Das hilft der Bibliotheksverwalter, die Nutzung der Bibliothek zu erweitern. Die Erwartungen über die Qualitätsansprüchen der Bibliotheken wurden von 29 staatlichadministrativen Ausbildungseinrichtungen aus Indien studiert. Die Rückmeldung war ermutigend und die Anwendern waren froh, ihre Erwartungen über verschiedene Aspekte der physischen Umgebung, der Anleitung, das Personal, die Ressourcen und Dienstleistungen zu teilen. Die Erwartungen der Anwendern werden umgesetzt und die Infrastruktur der Bibliothek, die Ressourcen, die Schulung von dem Personal, der Büchergemeinschaft, die Ausstellung von der Regierungsveröffentlichungen und andere Aktivitäten werden in die Praxis umzusetzen.

Giving them what they need, more simply: empowering students through internet specific subject websites
DOUG SUAREZ (Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada)