Call for Papers

Call for Papers and Posters

The IATUL 2017 Program Committee invites proposals for papers and posters, which should reflect the conference theme:

Embedding Libraries – Service and Development in Context

With its variety of services, managerial responsibilities, incorporating treasures from the past into the digital world, connecting continuity with innovation, and preparing our patrons for the challenges in a networked information society, the modern university library is a cosmos in itself. It remains, however, part of the university, and is always linked to the service requirements of its members and goals set by the university management. Therefore, the library’s mandate and all our endeavours are primarily embedded in the university’s strategic processes, along with library services resulting from our mission. The consequences are manifold, go far beyond local concerns, and will be reflected in the theme of this year’s conference: “Embedding Libraries – Service and Development in Context” and its subtopics:

  • Organisational models for transformation
  • Skills for the new challenges
  • Re-design of physical spaces
  • Digital library development
  • Research Support Services
  • New approaches to information literacy
  • Strategic partnership at the local and the global level
  • Open Data, Open Access
  • Analytics, research evaluation and bibliometrics
  • Strategic alignment and advocacy

 

Selection criteria:
The IATUL Program Committee will evaluate submissions for quality, relevance to the conference, theme, clarity, originality and timeliness.

 

Important dates:

From January 16 you can create an account and submit your abstract under: https://iatulevents.ub.tum.de/ocs/index.php/bozen2017/

  • Deadline for proposals/abstracts: February 28, 2017
  • Notifying of speakers’ acceptance: March 24, 2017
  • Submission of final abstract and biographical note ready for publication on the website: April 2, 2017
  • Submission of Power Point presentation: April 30, 2017
  • Submission of full-text paper for conference proceedings: June 18, 2017

 

Instructions for abstracts and papers:

  • Please keep the length of your biographical note to 500 characters incl. spaces and the abstract to 2,000 characters incl. spaces.
  • Full-text papers must be written in English and should not exceed 4,000 words incl. spaces.
  • All papers submitted must be original and not have been published or presented before.
  • Authors of accepted papers must attend the conference for the paper to be presented.
  • Authors will be given 20 minutes to present their paper with 10 additional minutes for discussion with the audience.
  • Abstracts, papers and Power Point presentations will be published online.
  • Should your presentation have special technical requirements, please inform us on time.
  • See the detailed IATUL 2017 Author Guidelines on this webpage, right under the Call for Submissions

 

Instructions for posters:

  • Posters are informal presentations featuring solutions to problems and innovative projects with lessons for the academic and research library community. Your topic can be described using text, graphics, photographs, illustrations, etc.
  • Posters must be written in English.
  • The best configuration of your poster is A1 vertical (841mm x 594mm).
  • Authors of accepted posters must attend the conference for the poster to be displayed and presented.
  • Posters will be displayed in a designated space at the conference venue. Display panels will be provided. Please bring your printed poster as we are unable to provide printing service.
  • A final abstract for the poster as well as your profile will be published in the Conference program and on the IATUL website.

 

Best Poster Award:
The posters will be evaluated by two IATUL Board members for content, innovation, and presentation of the poster. The Irmgard Lankenau Poster Prize will be announced at the conference closing session on Thursday, 22 June 2017.

 

Please note:
All expenses, including registration for the conference, travel, accommodation etc., are the responsibility of the authors/presenters. No financial support can be provided by IATUL. Find more information about conference fees here.

 

Evaluation committee:

Laura Ballestra, LIUC - Università Carlo Cattaneo, Italy

Paolo Buoso, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy

Elisha Chiware, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, South Africa

Gwendolyn Ebbett, University of Windsor, Canada

Anne Horn, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom

Reiner Kallenborn, Technical University of Munich, Germany

Gerda Winkler, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy

 

Author Guidelines

Instructions for Authors

Authors who submitted paper proposals that have been accepted by the IATUL Program Committee are requested to follow these guidelines when submitting your full paper. Your paper will be reviewed before being published on the IATUL website. Authors are responsible for the grammar of their papers.

 

1. Deadlines for submission

A Conference Program Guide with speaker information and abstracts will be published and distributed to all delegates of the Conference. To ensure that we can publish this on time, please submit a biographical note on the speaker and final abstract to us on or before April 2, 2017.

Due to limitation of space in the guide, please keep the length of your biographical note to 500 characters incl. spaces and the abstract to 2,000 characters incl. spaces.

  • Deadline for proposals/abstracts: February 28, 2017
  • Notifying of speakers’ acceptance: March 24, 2017
  • Submission of final abstract and biographical note ready for publication on the website: April 2, 2017
  • Submission of Power Point presentation: April 30, 2017
  • Submission of full-text paper for conference proceedings: June 18, 2017

2. Paper format
  • Paper must be submitted in MS-Word-compatible format.
  • Paper must be written in English.
  • The paper length should not exceed 4,000 words incl. spaces (approx. 10 A4 pages).
  • Paper is to be typed single spaced using Arial font size 10 points.
  • Pages are to have 25 mm margins (top and bottom) and 30 mm (left and right).
  • Do not number the pages.
  • Do not use headers or footers.

 

3. Paper title

The title of the paper is to be typed in Uppercase Letters (boldface 16 pt) and centered on the page. The author’s name in bold letters and centered on the page. Directly under the author’s name and also centered is the author’s affiliation institution and country, plus email address in Arial font size 10 points.


4. Abstract

Underneath the paper title section, please type the heading “Abstract” and insert the text of the abstract which summarizes the material contained in the paper. Keywords are to be placed after the abstract.

5. Figures and tables

Figures and tables are to be inserted at the appropriate place in the text, centered, numbered consecutively throughout the text, and each should have a caption underneath. Care should be taken that the lettering is not too small. The use of colour in figures and tables is permitted and encouraged.


6. Acronyms

All acronyms are to be defined the first time they appear.


7. Acknowledgements

The acknowledgement for funding organizations etc., are to be placed in a separate section at the end of the text.


8. References

Authors are requested to use the APA referencing style. Details are available at http://www.apastyle.org. The list of references must be ordered alphabetically according to the first author surname. All references are to be cited in the text, and using square brackets.


9. Posters

Posters are informal presentations featuring solutions to problems and innovative projects with lessons for the academic and research library community. Your topic can be described using text, graphics, photographs, illustrations, etc. Please follow these instructions:

  • Posters must be written in English.
  • The best configuration of your poster is A1 vertical (841mm x 594mm).
  • Authors of accepted posters must attend the conference for the poster to be displayed and presented.
  • Posters will be displayed in a designated space at the conference venue. Display panels will be provided. Please bring your printed poster as we are unable to provide printing service.
  • A final abstract for the poster as well as your profile will be published in the Conference program and on the IATUL conference website.

10. Naming of your files

Please name your files as listed below:

  • Abstract: Authors name_Short title_abstract
  • Full-text paper: Authors name_Short title_paper
  • Presentation: Authors name_Short title_presentation
  • Poster: Authors name_Short title_poster

Please mark the final version of your files with the suffix FINAL.

 

11. IATUL’s copyright policy

IATUL, in line with open access principles, does not claim shared copyright with the author, only a non-exclusive right to publish. IATUL may publish both the abstract and the full-text of the paper online. IATUL may also disseminate or license the content of the paper to appropriate third parties. With the online submission of your abstract, you agree to the copyright terms stated on the conference website.

 

12. PowerPoint presentations

All presentations must be brought to the Conference on USB flash drive and emailed prior to the conference opening to: simon.furggler@unibz.it

The IATUL Conference cannot guarantee connection for individual laptop computers. A technician will be on duty to assist you. Please submit your Power Point presentation to us on or before April 30, 2017.


13.  Electronic submission

All submissions should be submitted via the conference website: https://iatulevents.ub.tum.de/ocs/index.php/bozen2017/

Please create an account for your submission and follow the instructions on the website. The online submission will open on January 16, 2017.

 

Thank you for your cooperation in complying with these instructions.

Submissions for this conference were closed on 2017-02-28.