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The Programme Committee invites proposals for papers and posters for the 29th Annual IATUL Conference to be held in Auckland, New Zealand from 21 -24 April 2008.

The Conference theme is Digital Discovery: Strategies and Solutions
The sub-themes to be considered for contributions are:

  • National Digital Strategies
  • Developing e-infrastructure for research discovery
  • Using Web 2.0 for learning discovery

Many countries have developed digital strategies. For example the New Zealand government Digital Strategy (http://www.digitalstrategy.govt.nz/ ) is about creating "a digital future for all New Zealanders, using the power of information and communications technology". IATUL libraries play a vital part in the success of national and international strategies by contributing to digital discovery in their own institutions. Papers discussing the implementation of global and national strategies to provide local solutions will be welcome.

Important Dates

26 September 2007 Abstracts for papers and posters due to Programme Committee
17 October 2007 Notification of acceptance
12 December 2007 Completed papers due to Programme Committee
29 February 2008 The deadline for submission of poster abstracts has been extended

Submitted Papers

Papers may report the results of completed research, describe research in progress, or present a position on an issue related to the conference themes. Paper proposals should consist of the following:

  • Title
  • Main topic/key term
  • Author name
  • Affiliation
  • Contacts (including e-mail and/or web address).
  • Abstract that should be about 300 words

Proposals will be evaluated on the basis of these abstracts.

If your proposal has been accepted, please click here for instructions on formatting and submitting your paper

Authors of accepted papers are expected to attend the conference and will be given 20 minutes to present their papers within a 30-minute time slot. Papers will be published on the IATUL web site.

The deadline for submission of completed papers is 12 December 2007.

Poster Sessions

Poster sessions are informal presentations featuring successful solutions to problems and innovative library-based projects with important lessons for the academic and research library community. Posters may use graphics, tables, or charts, but must not exceed the space of 1200x840 mm. Lap top computers and visual display devices may be used if the presenter provides them. These interactive sessions will be scheduled in a single time block during which the presenter should be prepared to repeat the presentation several times. Each presentation should last about ten minutes including time for questions from the audience.

The deadline for submission of poster abstracts is 29 February 2008.

Please click here to email your poster abstract.

Selection Criteria

The Program Committee evaluated the content of abstracts for relevance to the conference themes, clarity, originality, and timeliness.