Thursday, September 8, 2016

5th International Summit of the Book Conference 2-3 November 2016

There's an exciting line up of speakers so far for the 5th International Summit of the Book Conference 2016 which is in Limerick, on 2nd and 3rd November 2016.  This is the first time this conference has been hosted in Ireland and it is a wonderful opportunity to meet library colleagues from all over the world and share experience.

There's  still the opportunity to put in to present at the conference and the option of putting in a paper for consideration for the proceedings.  

Submissions in any of the following forms are accepted:
  • Full paper to be published in conference proceedings
  • Presentation
  • Roundtable discussion
Papers submission deadline: 30th September 2016
The Summit invites  speakers and paper submissions focussing on the following sub-themes :
  • Technology and Manuscripts
  • Books & Cultural Exchange
  • eBooks Versus Print Books
  • Book Industry Challenges in Europe
  • Books, Reading and the Society
  • Books and Knowledge Economy
  • Future of the book
  • Role of the book in human knowledge and culture
  • Rare Books
  • Literacy
  • Preservation through digitization
  • Archival repositories and special collections
  • Preservation and the library as a sacred institution
  • Book manufacture in modern times
  • Etymology & history of the Book
  • Information Explosion and the Book
  • Libraries and challenges for the future

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