Call for Papers — Open Sessions
Local History and Genealogy joint with Indigenous Matters and Rare Books and Special Collections
- 24 January 2020, 13:09
Theme: "Local History and Genealogy Collection Classification, Preservation, Sharing, and Access Practices of Local Regional, and International Libraries and Institutions"
IFLA’s Local History and Genealogy Section, with the Indigenous Matters Section and the Rare Books and Special Collections Section, invite you to submit a proposal for its Open Session at the 86th IFLA World Library and Information Congress 2020 in Dublin, Ireland, 15-21 August.
We welcome your submissions relating to this year’s theme of “Local History and Genealogy Collection Classification, Preservation, Sharing, and Access Practices of Local Regional, and International Libraries and Institutions.”
We invite presentations using evidence-based practice and deep analysis of projects which can potentially be used by others.
The theme will include, but is not limited to, best practices in:
- Digital inclusion: using digital technology to increase engagement with collections amongst diverse communities and help to have open access of the collections.
- The effect of the communities’ engagement in preservation and digitization.
- The challenge of discoverability of printed and digital records
- The challenge of cataloging standards and the need for creating new standards and some type of templates.
- Funding opportunities and support of Genealogy groups and organizations.
The deadline for submitting an abstract (up to 250 words) and full author details (name, professional affiliation, postal address, email address) is
3 March extended to 31 March 2020. Please make sure that all submitted summary and final presentation material are original, previously unpublished work.
Please submit your abstract by 31 March 2020 to:
Laila Hussen Moustafa
31 March 2020: Submission of abstract
15 April 2020: Notification of acceptance to author(s)
5 June 2020: Submission of full paper
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.