Friday, February 20, 2009

Call for papers

The 2009 LIR Annual seminar will take place in Liberty Hall, Dublin on Friday 27th March 2008.

The 2009 LIR seminar will be exploring the area of scholarly communication. We intend to look at what is actually ‘free’ and how/if open source technology, enables us to deliver for free or at low cost, and if indeed this is a good and sustainable thing. We have confirmed a number of speakers including Debby Shorley, Imperial College London, , David Prosser, Director SPARC Europe, and Fred Friend, JISC Scholarly Communication Consultant, .

As always a major emphasis at the seminar will be on developments in Irish libraries. With this in mind we would like to invite proposals for ‘snapshots’ (12 – 18 minutes) briefly detailing how your organisation is promoting/receiving/delivering scholarly communications, including examples of current practices. Suggested areas for discussion are:

· Scholarly publication/communication models within your organisation.

· Cheap or free sources employed in your organisation to share ‘the knowledge’.

· Experiences using/promoting the Institutional Repository/free sources that may be used to distribute knowledge.

· How this has changed the role of the librarian.

These themes are merely indicative and we will keep an open mind to considering other proposals of relevance.

We would expect snapshot presentations of 12-18 minutes duration. Details of previous seminars can be viewed at the LIR website

Proposals for snapshots presentations should be forwarded to Donna Ó Doibhlin, by Friday 27th February 2009.

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