Call for Papers — Open Sessions
Acquisition and Collection Development
- 8 January 2020, 09:11
Theme: "Collection development in the era of open access: impacts of open access business models and open access resources on library collection development"
The Acquisition and Collection Development Section invites proposals for paper presentations at the IFLA World Library and Information Congress, Dublin, Ireland, August 15-21 2020.
As more and more resources are available open access (OA), libraries face new challenges and opportunities. One of these challenges is about defining open access. We would like to start from a holistic understanding including main “colours” – green, gold and platinum. Other challenges are about making open access material a part of the collection development workflow. In many parts of the world, the open access publishing market is changing very quickly, with many different types of OA publishing models and infrastructure. We will seek to understand and get overview of different business models and their long term impact on library budget and workflows.
We will explore the impact of OA on collection development in libraries through a two-hour open session. We invite submissions related to OA, and particularly welcome case studies from institutions or recent consortia that have experienced one of the following topics.
Possible topics may include:
- Integration of OA resources into the workflows of collection development
- Challenges with regard to selection, retrieval, visibility, support, evaluation, long-term preservation etc. of OA resources
- Specific examples of best practices regarding the handling of new OA offerings and agreements
- Case studies on good collaboration within consortia or between publishers and libraries
- New skills about handling OA resources generally and new and emerging business models and funding structures and sources specifically
- Open access collection building as a global challenge
Full abstracts (in any of IFLA’s official languages) of up to 500 words should be submitted for review by members of the Section.
The abstracts (and finished presentation) must be original, previously unpublished work.
Please submit abstracts as an attachment in MS Word to:
The deadline for submitting a detailed abstract, including title and full author details (name, professional affiliation, postal address, email address) is
28 February 2020 extended to 15 March 2020.
Selection of papers is based on the abstract, and presenters will be notified whether they have been successful by 15 April 2020. Completed papers must be submitted no later than 1 June 2020.
15 March 2020: Submission of abstract
15 April 2020: Notification to authors
1 June 2020: Submission of full text
At least one of the paper’s authors must be present to deliver a summary of the paper during the program in Dublin. Abstracts should only be submitted with the understanding that the expenses of attending the conference will be the responsibility of the author(s)/presenter(s) of accepted papers.
The paper must be an original submission not presented or published elsewhere. All papers that are presented at the WLIC 2020 will be made available online via the IFLA Library under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license.
Authors of accepted papers must complete the IFLA Authors’ Permission Form.
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 letter can be issued to author(s)/presenter(s) of accepted papers.
Congress Participation Grants
List of opportunities for support is available on the Apply for Grants & Awards webpage.