Call for Papers: “Libraries as Drivers for Open Access” | IFLA
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:Science and Technology Section joint with the Serials and Other Continuing Resources Section Theme: “Libraries as Drivers for Open Access”
One of IFLA’s key objectives is Access to knowledge. In academic settings, this issue has been discussed for more than 20 years in the framework of multiple Open Access initiatives. Recently, the movement has gained momentum and different approaches to foster Open Access are currently implemented worldwide. One emerging solution is the swift transition from the subscription system to the Open Access system advocated by the European OA 2020 initiative. Libraries are incentivized to move forward either by negotiating new types of agreements with publishers or by setting up their own scholarly communication systems with the support of researchers or by participating in large institutional repositories. At the 2018 IFLA World Library and Information Congress in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, the Science and Technology Section, the Serials and Other Continuing Resources Section are sponsoring a joint session....
- 8 March 2018: Proposals due
- 29 March 2018: Acceptance notices sent to authors
- 1 June 2018: Full text of papers due
- 24-31 August 2018: WLIC 2017 Kuala Lumpur"