Call for Papers — Satellite Meetings
Library History Special Interest Group
- 7 April 2023, 09:22
Theme: "Preserving our origins: Approaches to the organization, curation, and historiography of the record of national and international organizations in libraries,…"
Preserving our origins: Approaches to the organization, curation, and historiography of the record of national and international organizations in libraries, information, and documentation
Featuring Keynote Address by Dr. Boyd Rayward on “The emergence of a Post World War II international information order: international associations, inter-governmental agencies, political platforms and technological affordances.”
Featuring a keynote address by the eminent scholar Boyd Rayward, whose work on the legacy of Paul Otlet has inspired and transformed multiple aspects of the history of information science, this conference seeks to bring together historians, archivists, librarians, and representatives of associations to focus on the developing historiography of libraries, librarianship, the information sciences, and documentation with an emphasis on the associations and organizations that developed and supported the field’s tremendous global growth and impact over the past 125 years. Held at the Mundaneum in Mons, Belgium, the conference seeks to honor and emulate the transformative work of its founders Paul Otlet and Henri LaFontaine by bringing together the various associations, actors, and themes associated with the development and evolution of LIS in order to generate greater consciousness of the state of the resources to support the preservation of our history while exploring current and emergent historiography of the field.
The two-day Satellite conference thus has two aims:
1) to build on our understanding of the state of preservation and accessibility of historical sources for the historiography of library information sciences (LIS) and information science and technology organizations.
2) to further explore the history of these organizations from their origins in the late 19th and early 20th century to today.
The program also seeks to focus on digitization and curation programs as well as accounts that focus both on organizational history and the associated primary sources that serve as the basis of this research. An additional aim is to focus on archives, digitization, and sharing documentation to study selected topics in the history of LIS and documentation organizations in preparation for the celebration of IFLA’s 100 year history.
Track 1: Sources on the history of library science, information science, and documentation.
o Presentations and reports from archives regarding the state of collections, digitization initiatives, and sources related to the history of LIS;
o Presentations and reports from associations regarding initiatives to preserve, documents, and reflect upon the histories and work of the field as it has developed professionally over the past 125 years;
o Presentations and reports that share and reflect upon the use of digital humanities tools and technologies to both further document and generate new understandings of the history of LIS
Track 2: Historiography of library science, information science and documentation in the long 20th century.
Proposals must be submitted in English. The following information is required:
- Title of proposed presentation
- Abstract of the proposal (400 words)
- Name/s of presenters and positions and/or titles
- Employer or affiliated institution
- Contact information including email address and telephone number
- Short biographical statement of no more than 100 words
your proposal with the Subject “LIBHIST-Satellite” to:
Steve Witt: firstname.lastname@example.org
- All proposals must be received in 15 May 2023
- Proposals will be evaluated by the Satellite Program Committee and successful applicants will be informed by 26 May 2023
The paper must be an original submission not presented or published elsewhere. All the accepted papers will be made available online via the IFLA Repository under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license.
Authors of accepted papers must complete the IFLA Authors’ Permission Form.
All expenses, such as travel, and accommodation are the responsibility of the authors/presenters.
Letters of invitation can be issued to presenters upon request.
Send questions to:
Steve Witt: email@example.com
Contributing Local Partner
Jacques Gillen: firstname.lastname@example.org