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[InetBib] Call for Papers_Satellite Conference IFLA Section Library Buildings and Equipment
- Date: Thu, 20 Dec 2012 10:10:24 +0100
- From: "Dr. Dorothea Sommer" <dorothea.sommer@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: [InetBib] Call for Papers_Satellite Conference IFLA Section Library Buildings and Equipment
Liebe Kolleginnen und Kollegen,
ich möchte Sie hiermit auf einen Call for Papers für die Satellite Conference
der Sektion Library Buildings and Equipment im August 2013 in Singapur
Mit freundlichen Grüßen
CALL FOR PAPERS
Satellite Conference – IFLA World Library and Information Congress
Section for Library Buildings and Equipment
August 15-16, 2013, Li Ka Shing University Library, Singapore Management
Making Ends Meet: High Quality Design on a Low Budget
Since 2008, the world’s economy has seen dramatic changes that have rippled
throughout the library world. While the demand for library services has
increased, the money available to build, refurbish and operate them has
decreased. However, while the number of people physically going to a public
library has increased over the past 5 years, the number of public libraries
reporting flat or decreased operating budgets increased dramatically. Many
countries report a decrease in funding of libraries. On the other hand, public
and student demand for study and collaborative work space, the changing nature
of the content delivery and the increased need for access to computer
technologies world-wide for educational and social reasons is creating an
increasing need for more library space that is smart, flexible and economical
to build and operate. Libraries are central to our knowledge economy. Without
them, many communities would have no access to technology, study space or
and literacy training.
The Library Buildings & Equipment Standing Committee is looking for papers that
highlight the ways public and academic communities in different regions and
countries of the world are able to continue to provide high quality library
space that is affordable in these difficult economic circumstances. Papers are
welcome that present the way new models of design, adaptive reuse and
technology are being employed to provide new and innovative architectural
solutions that maintain the library as an important element in our society
while addressing the challenges of decreased capital and operational funding.
Presenters can include public and academic library examples. The theme of WLIC
2013, “Future Libraries: Infinite Possibilities” should provide the context of
Sessions will be organized around the following topics:
- Setting the scene: the impact of economy on libraries in different
regions of the world, new service trends and demands for library buildings
- Making things easier: how to create quality library space with a low
- New design approaches to emerging needs: aligning physical spaces with
- Case studies: New rural libraries in different regional contexts (e.g.
- Case studies: Adaptive reuse of buildings for library purposes in
different regional contexts
- Case studies: New models of design in different regional contexts
The IFLA Library Building and Equipment Section welcomes submission of
abstracts from prospective presenters regarding each of these broad themes.
From among the abstracts received 3 – 5 papers on each topic will be selected
for presentation at the satellite meeting. Papers may describe recent projects
that have successfully emulated the themes listed above. Papers may also offer
a more speculative viewpoint, with forecasts of how libraries and buildings
will need to change to meet the challenges of the word economy in volatile
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 22nd, February 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 March 8th, 2013.
If a paper is selected authors must commit to presenting it in Singapore.
All presenters and their papers will be listed in the programme of the
conference. Therefore presenters must forward the full text of their papers by
April 25th, 2013 to allow time for review. The time allowed for the
presentation will be 45 minutes. Papers should be no longer than 20 pages.
Submission of abstracts and proposals deadline February 22nd, 2013
Notification of acceptance March 8th, 2013
Deadline for authors to submit papers April 25th, 2013
Dissemination of final program April 30th, 2013
Deadline for authors to submit slides July 30, 2013
Satellite Conference August 15 – 16, 2013
The registration fee for is $153 SGD (approx 100 Euro per person depending on
prevailing exchange rates).
More information about the conference registration will be available after the
paper selection process.
Please note that 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 can be
issued to authors/ presenters.
Jointly organized by
Li Ka Shing University Library, Singapore Management University
IFLA Library buildings and Equipment Section
Venue: Singapore Management University
Administration Building, Level 6, Function Room, 81 Victoria
Street, Singapore 188065
Dr. Dorothea Sommer
Chair, IFLA Library Buildings and Equipment Section
Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek Sachsen-Anhalt
06098 Halle (Saale)
Tel. 0345/ 55 22 191
Fax: 0345/ 55 27 140
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