Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Call for Proposals: Open Access to Science Information: Trends, Models and Strategies for Libraries

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“Open Access to Science Information: Trends, Models and Strategies for Libraries”
IFLA Satellite pre-conference,
Sections: Science and Technology Libraries, Health and Biosciences Libraries
Chania, Crete, Greece, 6-8 August 2010
Call for papers

Dear Colleagues,
We are pleased to announce a Satellite Meeting in conjunction with the World Library and Information Congress: 76th IFLA General Conference and Assembly, "Open access to knowledge - promoting sustainable progress", 10-15 August 2010, Gothenburg, Sweden. The pre-conference Satellite Meeting “Open Access to Science Information: Trends, Models and Strategies for Libraries” will take place in the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania (MAICh) Conference Centre, Chania, Crete, Greece at 6-8 August 2010.

Call for papers

The Satellite Meeting is organized under the umbrella of the Applied Stochastic Models and Data Analysis International Society - ASMDA (www.asmda.com) and it is aimed to all those in the Library and Information community interested in improving access to science information including life and physical sciences as well as medical and technical information.

We invite people to submit papers on the following topics:
  1.  Libraries, Open access and heritage,
  2. Organizational changes,
  3. Open resources management and quality,
  4. Users and services,
  5. Staff contribution and staff enrolment,
  6. Copyright and licenses,
  7. Technological support: preservation, migration, sustainability and interoperability,
  8. Institutional Repositories enhancement,
  9. Academic authors’ contribution,
  10. Open Access Journals and libraries journal subscription policies.

Proposal submissions

The language of the session is English. Presentations should be no more than 20 minutes in duration. There will be additional time for questions and discussion.

Interested colleagues are invited to submit a proposal for a paper, a workshop or a session on the topics listed above which should not be more that 500 words long. Also, a short curriculum vitae of the author(s) is considered important.

Proposals should be sent to:

Satellite Meeting Chair: Dr. Anthi Katsirikou, University of Piraeus Library, Greece (email anthi@asmda.com ) or

Satellite Meeting secretary: Ageliki Oikonomou, MSc, University of Piraeus Library, Greece (email oikoang@yahoo.gr)

Important dates:
  • June 30, 2010: Abstracts for papers and workshops to the Programme Committee.
  • July 15, 2010: Notification of acceptance of papers and posters.
  • July 20, 2010: Speakers Registration in order to be included in the Conference Program.

 Conference Halls and the Conference Location at: http://www1.maich.gr/conference

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