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  14 - 18 APRIL 2013 Doing it together: effective collaboration...
34th Annual IATUL Conference at Cape Town International Convention Centre
Hosted by CPUT Libraries
Call for Papers

"Doing it together: effective collaboration in scientific and technological university libraries"

The IATUL 2013 Programme Committee invites proposals for papers and posters for the 34th IATUL Annual Conference.

The Conference will focus on how academic libraries are using collaboration both within their own organizations, and in a wider context to achieve their goals. Libraries work together with faculty, and other units within their institutions in order to contribute to teaching and learning, research and enhance student and community engagement. They also work with other libraries, research institutes and the scientific community at large, vendors, industry, civil society and political bodies so as to increase their effectiveness. At regional, national and international level they join together to form effective consortia and organizations that together are able to achieve more than what one library in isolation would hope to achieve.

It is in the spirit of this collaboration that e-science, e-learning, cloud computing have all become important considerations for libraries – harnessing the ability to share ideas, successes and networks with one another.

In Africa, UBUNTU is a traditional form of sharing, a value underpinning relationships to each other and the world. In the shadow of Table Mountain, let us collaborate in the spirit of UBUNTU by sharing our experiences of effective collaboration.

We welcome papers and posters that will aid in sharing experiences and understanding of the effectiveness of collaboration in the following areas:

  • E-learning and beyond: transliteracy, blended learning, game based learning and academic social networks
  • E-science: local strategies and beyond – including research data management in libraries
  • Cloud computing: impact on library services and collaborative ventures, use and benefits for libraries, support for research, etc.
  • Libraries as collaborative hubs: for students and faculty, library and general academic support services
  • Inner university collaboration: library and faculty, library and student body, library support services, library building/refurbishment planning structures and marketing of library services
  • Library and their business partners: electronic data exchange, consortia, and more
  • Inter Library networking: national, regional and international library collaborative ventures Conference Papers

23 June 2012

Call for papers

01 September now extended to 1 October

Submission of abstracts

01 November 2012

Notice of acceptance of author’s abstract

15 February 2013

Submission of final abstracts for accepted papers and posters and authors' biodata for inclusion in the Conference Programme

01 March 2013

Submission of completed papers

15 March 2013

Submissions of PPT’s 

1) Papers may report the results of completed or preliminary findings of research, analysis on current concerns or present a position on an issue related to the above themes.

2) Papers must be written in English and should not exceed 4,000 words.

3) All papers submitted must be original and have not been published or presented before.

4) Authors of accepted papers must attend the conference for the paper to be presented.

5) Authors will be given 20 minutes to present their paper with 5 additional minutes for questions and answers.

6) Accepted papers will be published on the IATUL web site.

7) Authors of accepted papers and posters are required to submit final abstracts and their bio-data and passport size photographs for inclusion in the Conference Programme by 15 February 2013.

1) Posters are informal presentations featuring solutions to problems and innovative projects with lessons for the academic and research library community.

2) Posters will be displayed in a designated space at the Conference venue.

3) Display panels will be provided at the Conference venue for the display of posters.

4) Please bring your printed poster as we are unable to provide printing service.

5) Display panels for posters will be ready by Monday, 15 April 2013 at 09:00 and all posters should be put up before lunch.

6) Each poster author would be given 4 minutes to give a short presentation during one of the conference sessions.

7) Poster size may not exceed A1 size (841mm x 594mm). Please note that for our poster display board, the best configuration for your poster is vertical configuration.

8) Personal laptop computers and visual display devices may be used at the poster display area. Please let us know in advance (by 1 September 2012 on your submission form) if you are planning to bring any electronic devices as we would need to prepare the electrical power points in advance.

9) A final abstract for the poster as well as your profile will be published in the Programme Guide.

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Thank you for your cooperation in complying with these instructions.

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