[Irtalk] IFLA 2010 Conference: Open access to knowledge - promoting sustainable progress

Smith, Ina <ismith@sun.ac.za> ismith at sun.ac.za
Thu Jan 14 11:32:31 SAST 2010

Africa Section: Call for papers: Open Access in Africa: trends and developments

The Congress offers an opportunity to present library research outcomes and innovations in a multi-disciplinary international forum. In line with the theme of the 76th IFLA WLIC, Africa Section chose the theme: "Open Access in Africa: trends and developments." IFLA Africa Section invites Librarians, Information Scientists and other stakeholders to submit proposals (abstracts) for papers at the Africa Section Open Forum session in Gothenburg, Sweden.

 *   libraries driving access to knowledge in Africa in the 21st century
 *   Institutional Repositories: issues and challenges
 *   Access to Indigenous Knowledge
 *   Digitization
 *   Open Access and Scholarly Publishing
 *   Open Access and Social development
 *   Open Access and National Development
 *   Conservation and Preservation

Submission Guidelines:

The proposal must be the original work of the author(s). Each abstract must contain:

 *   Title of proposed presentation
 *   Outline of the proposed presentation (no more than 350 words)
 *   Name(s) of presenter(s)
 *   Position or title of presenter(s)
 *   Presenter(s) employer or affiliated institution
 *   E-mail address, Telephone/fax numbers
 *   Short biographical statement of the presenter/s, with digital photograph

Please send proposals by email to:

Victoria Okojie
Secretary, IFLA Africa Section
e-mail: vicokojie at yahoo.com<mailto:vicokojie at yahoo.com>

Important Deadlines:

January 15, 2010: Deadline for submission of abstract
February 20, 2010: Notification of acceptance/rejection of paper
May 14, 2010: Deadline for submission of full paper

All proposals will be evaluated by a refereeing team of the Standing Committee of the IFLA Africa Section

For information please vist the IFLA Africa Section<http://www.ifla.org/en/africa>


All proposals must be in before 15 January 2010.

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/presenters if that is required.

Ina Smith
E-Research Repository Manager
Library and Information Service
Tel:  +27 21 808 9139
Fax:  +27 21 808 3723
University of Stellenbosch
Private Bag X5037, 7599
South Africa
Office hours: Mo-Fr: 08h00-16h30
Skype: smith.ina
E-mail: ismith at sun.ac.za<mailto:ismith at sun.ac.za>
Web: http://library.sun.ac.za<http://library.sun.ac.za/>


Ina Smith
Biblioteek- en Inligtingsdiens
Tel:  +27 21 808 9139
Faks: +27 21 808 3723
Universiteit van Stellenbosch
Privaatsak X5037, 7599
Kantoorure: Ma-Vr: 08h00-16h30
Skype: smith.ina
E-pos: ismith at sun.ac.za<mailto:ismith at sun.ac.za>
Web: http://library.sun.ac.za<http://library.sun.ac.za/>

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