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[InetBib] Fwd: IFLA Acquisitions and Collection Development Section 14: Call for Papers Open Session Helsinki Treating Print in an Increasing Digital Collection

*World Library and Information Congress *

*78^th IFLA General Conference and Assembly***

*Helsinki, Finland: 13-17 August 2012*

*Acquisitions & Collection Development Section's**
**Open Session




* Theme: "Treating Print in an Increasing Digital Collection: Issues, 
Dilemmas & Directions"*

*Background:*Traditional print resources are becoming a challenging 
format and commodity in many libraries.With the emphasis of many library 
collections to establish a greater digital presence and library staff 
rethinking space issues, reader preferences indicating a leaning towards 
more online resources and access than depending on print, the perception 
of print potentially becomingendangered appears significant.Print, 
however will not disappear and as we consider the 2012 IFLA Presidential 
theme, "Libraries: A Force for Change," we suggest that print in the 
short and long term, will contribute to that part of the theme as 
"inclusionary, transformational and innovative" in how it integrates 
with a growing digital collection. This Open Session will examine 
directions for the future role of print in _all_ library environments 
worldwide and consider associated issues, dilemmas and trends libraries 
are experiencing as they consider selection, collection management 
decisions and readers' preferences in meeting information needs with 
print resources.This is a call to solicit submissions for 6 presentations
(15 minutes each) to be delivered at the IFLA 2012 Congress in Helsinki, 
Finland (13-17 August) that explores any of the following themes for how 
libraries are treating _all_ materials issued in print, including 
books/monographs, serials/journals for _all_ readers:

 1. Examining old vs new -- blending the traditional collections with
    the increasingly digital
 2. Understanding the lifecycle of print -- including born print,
    digitized from print, enhanced, duplicated content
 3. Reviewing economic and business models of print -- costs, pricing,
    benefits, sourcing, publishing patterns, library/publisher/vendor
 4. Managing print resources- space planning, binding & repair,
    shelving, processing, circulation data, metrics
 5. Selecting and Acquiring -- utilizing Approval Plans, aggregators,
    patron driven models for print, exchange programs and coordinating
    with other formats
 6. Changing workflows -- for acquisitions, cataloging, preservation,
    and other units
 7. Accessing and using- resource sharing, last copy scenarios,
    ergonomics, copyright and intellectual property
 8. Communicating about and promoting status of print -- readers'
    preferences, different user communities, supporting readers with
    special needs (ex, visual impairments)
 9. Investigating content specific needs of print -- oversized books,
    images, high resolution, subject demands (arts as an example),
    literature, translations, rare books, documenting world heritage
10. Remembering - is print all about cultural heritage, memory and the
    past or does it embrace the future?
11. De-selecting print -- how, when, why, what drives such decisions
12. How not to forget print

Form of papers (Extract from the /Guidelines for Planning Congress 
Programmes /issued by the IFLA Professional Committee): "It may be 
impractical to require that every speaker prepares a formal paper, 
rather than PowerPoint slides.IFLA's first preference remains papers, 
translated into IFLA's official languages.If speakers cannot produce 
papers, however, they *_must_* prepare a substantial abstract, including 
references such as URLs and bibliographies, to accompany their 

Languages of papers can be one among the seven IFLA working languages: 
Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Russian, and Spanish.

The program is 2 hours.We are planning for 6 presentations that are 15 
minutes each with time for questions and discussion at the conclusion.

If interested in submitting an abstract, please provide, name of 
author(s), title, institutional affiliation(s), contact information and 
title of submission with a _300 word_ abstract detailing content and 
presentation to: Julia Gelfand (jgelfand@xxxxxxx 
<mailto:jgelfand@xxxxxxx>) by _*_15 January 2012_*. Confirmation of 
receipt of abstract will be sent.

Proposals will be reviewed by a sub-committee of members of the Standing 
Committee of the Acquisition and Collection Development 
Section.Successful proposals will be identified by
*1 March 2012*.Final papers will be due on *15 May 2012*.At least one 
author will be expected to attend conference to deliver paper.There will 
not be any financial subsidy nor contribution towards expenses to attend 
the IFLA World Congress.


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