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[InetBib] Call for Papers IFLA Section Library buildings and Equipment
Liebe Kolleginnen und Kollegen,
bitte beachten Sie den angefügten Call for Papers für die Open Session
der IFLA-Sektion "Library buildings and Equipment" während der 79.
IFLA-Konferenz in Singapur im August 2013.
Mit den besten Grüßen
Call for Papers
Session hosted by the Section for Library Buildings and Equipment in
at the 79th World Library and Information Congress on the 15 - 19 August
Session title: The library and the city
Recent years have shown the trend that more and more people are
reinventing and rediscovering the urban city as a living space. Cities
provide work, accommodation, education, neighbourhood, participation in
cultural and leisure activities and provide an attractive infrastructure
that is compact and easily accessible. The Renaissance of the city
center and urban life-style necessitates rethinking of the concept of
the library from not only a destination in the city but also a catalyst
for urban development and growth. Libraries are a central component of
the knowledge environment of modern cities. They are cultural and social
transformers of society and strive - especially in times of economic
crisis - to include diverse social groups that are the inhabitants of a
city and potential users of the library.
The Library Buildings & Equipment Standing Committee is looking for
papers which highlight the reciprocal relationship of the library and
the city in the context of architecture in the knowledge society. Papers
should explore and reveal how architecture and interior design can
transform libraries into fascinating and inspiring destinations in the
city. They should focus on how libraries and their buildings can
contribute to the development of city architecture and add value to it.
The Section is particularly interested in projects that demonstrate new
functional demands for the architecture and the design of libraries and
the respective interaction with the city architecture and urban spaces.
We would like the programme to have a balance between theoretical
approaches devoted to aspects of library and urban planning and best
practice case studies, which have proven to have met the different needs
of the urban user.
The theme of WLIC 2013, “Future Libraries: Infinite Possibilities”
should provide the context of the presentation.
The following should be provided:
- name and institution of presenter(s)
- an abstract of the paper describing the project, campaign or research
carried out (1 page, up to 350 words) preferably in English
- relevant biographical information of author(s)/presenter(s)
Send your proposals by 31th, January 2013 via e-mail to the chair of the
LBE section Dorothea Sommer (dorothea.sommer@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx).
The abstracts will be reviewed and selected by a Review Committee. The
paper can be given at the congress in any of IFLA’s official languages.
Successful proposals will be identified and announced by February 22, 2013.
If a paper is selected authors must commit to presenting it in Singapore.
All presenters and their papers will be listed in the final IFLA
Programme. Therefore presenters must forward the full text of their
papers by April 15, 2013 to allow time for review and for preparation of
translations. The time allowed for the presentation will be 20 minutes.
Papers should be no longer than 20 pages.
In accordance with IFLA’s Open Access Statement all papers presented at
the WLIC 2013 shall be available under a Creative Commons Attribution
Please note that it is the presenters’ responsibility to find funding
for their participation (registration fee, travel, accommodation and
associated costs). IFLA is not in a position to fund attendance at the
Dr. Dorothea Sommer
Chair, IFLA Section Library buildings and Equipment
Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek Sachsen-Anhalt
06098 Halle (Saale)
Tel. 0345/ 55 22 191
Fax 0345/ 55 27 140
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