[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]
[InetBib] BOBCATSSS 2014, 3rd call for papers
- Date: Wed, 28 Aug 2013 18:07:13 +0200
- From: Petra Hauke <petra_hauke@xxxxxx>
- Subject: [InetBib] BOBCATSSS 2014, 3rd call for papers
Cross-Posting bitte zu entschuldigen!
*January 29-31, 2014*
***Library (r)evolution: Promoting sustainable information practices*
**(3rd call for papers)
The 22nd BOBCATSSS Symposium, will take place in Barcelona, Spain,
between 29^th -31^st January, 2014. BOBCATSSS, the annual conference, is
known for being organized by students from European universities. The
organizers for this symposium are the University of Barcelona and the
University of Borås (Sweden).
Over the last few decades there has been a growing awareness of
environmental issues. Ensuring long-term sustainability is an
increasingly urgent issue in our societies and the need for sustainable
development initiatives and knowledge is now greater than ever. The
concept of sustainable development encompasses attention to
environmental challenges as well as global social inequalities, while
maintaining a sound global economy. This understanding also gives rise
to numerous related challenges but also possibilities for current
The idea behind the theme:*Library (r)evolution: Promoting sustainable
information practices*, is to place focus on the identification of
sustainable information practices and to invite discussions that explore
the relationships between concepts and practices in both the library and
information science field and the sustainable development area.
*Subthemes of the conference include:*
*/1. /**Users, customers and prosumers*
The information needs and practices of users are continually changing.
How can we understand these changes and promote them toward more
sustainable information practices; in information creation, usage,
sharing and preservation?
*/2. /**Skills and literacies*
Our professions are rapidly changing and new career opportunities are
constantly arising resulting in demands for new skills and literacies.
How can these changes be understood? How can we introduce and embrace
sustainability in our daily professional practices?
*/3. /**Spaces, cultures and freedom of information*
Digital rights, free access to information, culture and knowledge as
well as physical and network spaces are central in our efforts to
support democratic practices and institutions. But how should these be
understood and promoted from a sustainable orientated perspective?
*/4. /**Social media, cloud computing and mobile services*
Digital information technologies and services have great potentials for
the greening of society. How can sustainability be embedded in the
future of ICT, considering its current rapid development?
*/5. /**Towards a better future?*
How can we successfully bring together library principles and
information practices with sustainable development concerns? What
concepts, theories and models need to be developed within LIS to enable
our research area to support sustainable information practices of the
We also welcome other contributions that do not fall into one of the
*Submission of Papers*
Aside from papers we also welcome workshops, posters and pecha-kucha
from both students and professionals. To prepare your contributions and
proposals please use the format guide below and send them by using the
Conference Management Software (Conftool)
*Requirements for Abstracts*
An extended abstract is required and must be submitted latest 23^rd of
September. The extended abstract has to be in Word format (i.e. doc,
docx) or OpenOffice format (i.e. odt). There should be an author
description (first name, surname, department, degree, university, city,
country, e-mail), a title, three to six keywords. It should only contain
plain text (no figures and no tables), and the extended abstract should
be between 500-700 words in Times New Roman, font size 10. Extended
abstracts should also include a short summary (100-250 words) for
conference abstract book. Also, please include your references and your
citations using APA style. Please see detailed information on
http://bobcatsss2014.hb.se/?page_id=24 (Fulltext Template).
The symposium aims for participant diversity by bringing together
professionals, specialists and students from library and information
science. We are also welcome other students, researchers and professions
with an interest in sustainability and information practices.
*Deadline for extended abstracts: 23^rd September 2013*
Author’s notification: 4^th November 2013
Final paper submission: 8^th December 2013
Conference: 29^th – 31^st January 2014
*With kind regards, *
*BOBCATSSS 2014 Organising Committee*
Listeninformationen unter http://www.inetbib.de.