Conferences and Meetings 10/28/11

World Library and Information Congress : 78th IFLA General Conference and Assembly 11-17 August 2012, Helsinki, Finland

IFLA Acquisitions & Collection Development Section is calling for papers for this year’s upcoming Congress on the theme “Treating Print in an Increasing Digital Collection: Issues, Dilemmas & Directions”  The sponsors admit that reader preferences indicate “a leaning towards more online resources” contributing to “the perception of print potentially becoming  endangered.” However, the contention here is that  print “will not disappear” and that “print in the short and long term, will contribute to the overall Congress’ theme “Libraries: A Force for Change,” particularly as print “integrates with a growing digital collection.”

Final Call for Papers- The Third Annual Collections Research Forum
Emerging Research in Collection Management & Development
ALA Annual 2012

The Publications Committee of the Collection Management Section of ALCTS is sponsoring the Third Annual Collections Research Forum, “Emerging Research in Collection Management & Development,” at the 2012 American Library Association Annual Conference in Anaheim.

This is an opportunity to present and discuss your research.  Both completed research and research in progress will be considered.  All researchers, including collection practitioners from all types of libraries, library school faculty and students, and other interested individuals, are encouraged to submit a proposal.

The deadline for proposals is November 4, 2011. Notification of acceptance will be made by December 2, 2011.

Please send submissions to:
Stephen Dew
Chair, CMS Publications Committee
E-mail: shdew@uncg.edu
TEL:   336-334-4300
FAX:  336-334-5399

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