28 January 2013

Call for Papers : 13th Interlending and Document Supply Conference (Deadline extended)

The IFLA Document Delivery and Resource Sharing Section Standing Committee invites papers for the 13th Interlending & Document Supply Conference, to be held 16 - 18 October 2013 at Peking University in Beijing, China.  

CALIS, the China Academic Library and Information System, will host the conference.

The conference theme is "Resource Sharing: Global Vision, Local Strategy" and the following topics are of particular interest for papers:

  • Resource sharing activities of all types, including: interlibrary loan, cooperative collection development, cooperative reference,  direct borrowing,  consortial programs, and shared licensing/purchasing of electronic resources
  • International resource sharing concerns, such as: delivery methods, payment options, interoperability of systems, computer standards
  • Challenges and solutions to sharing electronic resources such as e-books and e-journals
  • Intellectual property rights in different countries or regions, especially as they pertain to resource sharing of electronic resources
  • Effects of alternative publishing models such as open access on resource sharing practices
  • Open source systems and their role in resource sharing
  • Innovative approaches or trends in resource sharing in all types of libraries or parts of the world
  • Methodologies for assessing the effectiveness of resource sharing initiatives
  • New frontiers for library consortia or collaboration between individual libraries


Proposals for papers should be sent to Candice Townsend, ctow@loc.gov, no later than 5 March 2013 and should include the following details:

  • Author(s) name, title, institution, and contact information
  • Brief biographical sketch
  • Title of paper
  • Abstract (100 to 250 words)

The IFLA Document Delivery and Resource Sharing Standing Committee (hereafter, the SC) has sole responsibility for the final conference programme.  All accepted papers must be:

  • Presented at the conference in English by at least one of the authors
  • Original contributions, i.e., not previously published or under review for publication elsewhere
  • Peer-reviewed by the SC and published in the full conference proceedings


5 March 2013 - Proposals due to SC
31 March 2013 - SC notifies authors whether proposal was accepted
31 August 2013 - Completed papers submitted by approved speakers

Please note that expenses of attending the conference, including travel, hotel, and conference registration fees will be the responsibility of the authors and at least one of the authors must attend the conference to present the paper.

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