Call for papers

The call for papers is closed.

RESEARCH LIBRARIES IN THE 2020 INFORMATION LANDSCAPE

ACCESS
Easy, simplified access to content
End-user feedback
Usability and accessibility

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT
Collaboration and integration (archives and museums, public/private partnership)
E-publications
Strategies

CONSORTIA
Change management
New services

DATA
Linked Open Data
New products based on Linked Open Data
Open Research Data
Obstacles to opening data
Cost of opening data
Text and data mining

DIGITAL PRESERVATION
Business models
Consortia aspects
Systems in production, experiences, costs

eBOOKS
Business models, licensing models
Infrastructures supporting eBooks
User experience

FUTURE AND EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES
Agile development versus traditional project management: pros and cons
‘Gamification’
Library systems, portals, repositories

MOOCs
Open source development, experiences, challenges, benefits
Shared services/cloud services, experiences, costs
Skills development

LEADERSHIP, POLICY, STRATEGY
Collaboration among libraries, archives and museums
Collaboration between libraries and third party organisations
Innovation in academic library management, services and concepts
Process management, relation between services and costs

INNOVATION
Collaborative research in virtual environments
Cross-disciplinary research, e.g. digital humanities
Enhanced publications
Innovation processes and management
Library as data hub/laboratory, e.g. exploitation of digitised collections or visualisation of data
Social innovation
Technological and non-technological innovation in libraries

LEGAL ASPECTS
Providing access to digital services and collections

OPEN ACCESS
Business models
Green Road, Gold Road
eBooks
Open Access policies
Supporting researchers in open access and data management

RESEARCH INFRASTRUCTURES, RESEARCH DATA
Embedding librarianship skills in the research process
Modelling the data scientist
Research data management, strategies and policies on developing collections of research data
Role of libraries in the development of research infrastructures
Role of heritage collections
Skills development
Transformation of libraries and information providers to become an integral part of
research infrastructures

SEMANTIC WEB
Ontologies

SKILLS
Identifying, developing and delivering new skills in scholarly communication
New librarian competencies

We invite submissions of:

  • Research papers presenting theoretical solutions, but with a clear  illustration on how these solutions can be applied
  • Position papers presenting opinions on some aspect of practice, or describing work that is still in progress, but sufficiently mature to warrant attention
  • Experiences and case studies specifying requirements, challenges or
  • opportunities
  • Best practices

The Programme Committee will select abstracts on the basis of the following criteria:

  • Relevance for the call for papers
  • Originality
  • Level of innovation
  • Impact on the wider library community
  • Quality of the abstract

Instructions for submitting abstracts

  • Please use the THIS LINK to submit the abstracts of your paper or poster. The
    deadline for submission of abstracts is 15 February 2014
    .
  • Accepted contributions will be limited to one paper and/or poster abstract per
    author
  • All submissions will be automatically considered for the LIBER Award and for the LIBER Annual Conference Fund
  • Abstract length should not exceed 2,500 characters. Please note that the language of the conference will be English, and therefore the Committee will only accept
    submissions in this language. For tips on writing abstracts, please see the following links:

  • All submitted abstracts will be peer-reviewed by at least two reviewers who will
    evaluate them on the basis of the criteria mentioned above.
  • Authors are encouraged to submit their accepted papers for publication in LIBER Quarterly, which is now a fully peer-reviewed journal. To do so, please follow the
    instructions that can be found on the journal website (http://liber.library.uu.nl/). You may also contact the Managing Editor at raf.dekeyser@bib.kuleuven.be
  • Please note that all presenters are responsible for their own registration and travel costs.

 

LIBER CONFERENCE PROGRAMME COMMITTEE MEMBERS

  • Kristiina Hormia-Poutanen, Chair (Finland)
  • Izaskun Lacunza, Co-ordinator (Netherlands)
  • Ann Matheson (Great Britain)
  • Claudia Fabian (Germany)
  • Kurt De Belder (Netherlands)
  • Julien Roche (France)
  • Elena Macevičiūtė (Lithuania)
  • Kristina Pai (Estonia)
  • Susan Reilly (Netherlands)
  • Bo Öhrström (Denmark)
  • Jo Rademakers (Belgium)
  • Jeannette Frey (Switzerland)
  • Sylvia Van Peteghem (Belgium)
  • Anna Lunden (Sweden)
  • Marc Martinez (France)
  • Maria Cassella (Italy)
  • Adam Sofronijevic (Serbia)
  • Wilhelm Widmark (Sweden)
  • Giannis Tsakonas (Greece)
  • Birgit Schmidt (Germany)
  • Martin Moyle (United Kingdom)
  • Thanos Giannakopoulos (Austria)
  • Jana Ķikāne (Latvia)