Call for papers/posters

The call for papers/posters is closed!

"Research Information Infrastructures and the Future Role of Libraries"

The Programme Committee invites original presentations and posters on one or more of the following topics.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Collection development (Digital collections)
•    Digitization
•    Open access
•    Strategies
•    Collaboration and integration (archives and museums, public/private

•    Opening data: policy, licenses, technology
•    Open bibliographic data and Linked Open Data
•    Advances of the Semantic Web
•    New services

Digital preservation
•    Case studies, projects, systems in production
•    Business models
•    Consortia aspects

•    New business models
•    User experience

Leadership, policy and strategy
•    Collaboration between libraries and other organizations/players
•    Exemplars in collaborative professional  practice
•    Innovation in academic library management, services and concepts
•    Process management, relation between services and costs (business
     models, activity based costing)
•    Library organizational structures - limits of flexibility

New Technologies
•    Library systems, portals, repositories
•    Agile development versus traditional project management: pros and cons
•    Using API's to create new services

Open Access
•    Business models
•    Green road, Gold road
•    eBooks

Research infrastructures, research data
•    Research data management, strategies and policies on developing
     collections of research data that the institution/university/organization
•    Role of libraries in the development of research infrastructures
•    Embedding librarianship skills in the research process
•    Transformation of libraries and information providers to become an
     integral part of research infrastructures
•    Role of heritage collections

New technologies
•    Shared services/cloud services
•    Strategies
•    Benefits (expertise, costs)

We invite submissions of:

•    Research papers presenting theoretical solutions, but with a clear
      illustration on how these solutions can be applied
•    Position papers presenting opinions on some aspect of practice, or
     describing work that is still in progress, but sufficiently mature to warrant
•    Experiences and case studies specifying requirements, challenges or
•    Best practices

The Programme Committee will select abstracts on basis of the following criteria:

•    Relevance for the call for papers
•    Originality
•    Level of innovation
•    Impact on the wider library community
•    Quality of the abstract
Instructions for submitting abstracts

•    Please use the following link to submit the abstracts of your paper or
     poster. Deadline for submission of abstracts is 15 February 2013.
•    Accepted contributions will be limited to one paper and/or poster
     abstract per author
•    Abstract length should not exceed 2500 characters. Please note that the
     language of the conference will be English, and therefore the committee
     will only accept submissions in this language
•    All submitted abstracts will be peer-reviewed by at least two reviewers
•    Authors are encouraged to submit their accepted papers for publication 
     in LIBER Quarterly, which is now a fully peer-reviewed journal. To do so,
     please follow the instructions that can be found in the on the journal
     website ( You may also contact the managing
     editor at

LIBER Awards for Library Innovation

The 3 most innovative abstracts will receive the LIBER Award for Library Innovation. The prize consists of the opportunity to present the winning paper/poster at the LIBER Annual Conference 2013 in Munich (Germany), free registration, plus travelling expenses and accommodation.

See LIBER Award for Library Innovation

LIBER Annual Conference Fund

The Programme Committee will select 8 abstracts from libraries in Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Greece, Hungary,  Macedonia, Montenegro, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey and Ukraine and reward them with a grant of 500 euro and free registration for the LIBER Annual Conference.

See LIBER Annual Conference Fund 

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