Subject: Call for papers
From: Judy Watkins (Judy.Watkins@mail.bl.uk )
Date: to 11 kes䠠 1998 - 13:06:30 EEST
Apologies for cross posting
6TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON INTERLENDING AND DOCUMENT SUPPLY,
PRETORIA 1999 25-29 October 1999
EMPOWERING SOCIETY THROUGH THE GLOBAL FLOW OF INFORMATION
ADVANCE CALL FOR PAPERS
In the last decades of the 20th century the world's trend-setting
nations have taken on the characteristics of an information society,
in which information becomes a nation's most critical strategi
resource. The development of the information society is dependent on
a rapid, copious and reliable flow of information in all media. By
utilising advanced information technology developed countries
are able to harness information resources optimally. In the 21st
century will this technology empower less developed nations as well,
or will lack of access to technology and inability to exploit it widen
the gap between the information rich and the information poor?
The sixth Interlending and Document Supply International Conference is
organised jointly by the IFLA Office for International Lending, the
University of South Africa and the State Library, Pretoria.
Papers are invited in line with the theme and sub-themes below.
Suggestions for additional sub-themes and proposed papers on these
themes will also be accepted.
THEME OF THE CONFERENCE
The 1999 Interlending and Document Supply International Conference
will consider the role of document delivery and interlending in
ensuring the global flow of information for the benefit of developed
as well as less developed countries.
Subthemes will range from the utilisation of the most up-to-date
technology and the challenges this presents in areas such as
copyright, to the sustainability of document delivery projects in less
developed countries. The main sub-themes are:
* The globalisation of information, the role of information technology
in this process and its impact on interlending and document supply;
* Empowerment of the developing world through interlending and
INSTRUCTIONS FOR AUTHORS
Colleagues from both the developed and developing world are invited to
participate as speakers. Those interested in making a presentation
are requested to submit an abstract of 200-250 words accompanied by
the following information:
- TITLE OF CONTRIBUTION
- DETAILS OF SPEAKER
* Name of speaker
* Work address
Handwritten abstracts will not be accepted. They can be e-mailed to
the South African Organising Committee but a copy should also be faxed
or sent by post. All contributions will be acknowledged.
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS
31 August 1998.
Acceptance will be at the discretion of the Organising Committee. The
Committee will communicate its decision to prospective authors.
ADDRESS FOR SUBMISSIONS
Abstracts should be sent to: Barbara Kellermann, The State Library, PO
Box 397, 0001 Pretoria. Fax +27 12 325 5984. E-mail:
------------------------------------------------------ Hester van der Walt Manager: Corporate Communication The State Library Tel
+27 12 321 8931
P O Box 397 Fax +27 12 325 5984
0001 Pretoria South Africa
The State Library unlocks the power of South Africa's information
resources to build an informed nation
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