Monday, December 19, 2011

Call for Papers, IFLA Cataloguing Section

Call for Papers

IFLA Cataloguing Section


Session Theme: Inspired moments in cataloguing!


The IFLA Cataloguing Section (IFLA CATS) invites proposals for papers to be presented at the World Library and Information Congress (WLIC) in Helsinki, Finland, August 11-17 2012.


In the 2012 open session the Cataloguing Committee wants to examine how well our rules and standards support an information infrastructure that fits user needs.

Could they even inspire new ways of using the data?


Proposals from all kind of users - from end users to professionals and researchers in cataloguing, cognitive science, persuasive technology, user behavior, interface design etc.– are welcome


Areas of interest include:

Do cataloguing rules support user needs?

Integration of metadata from different sources (avoiding silos)

OPAC integration with other discovery tools

User centered design

Learning from search engines e.g. relevance ranking, spell check,sorting, faceting, stemming …

User studies

User behavior vs FRBR user tasks


Four successful proposals on the topic will be identified.


Send a detailed abstract (1 page or at least 300 words) of the proposed paper (must not have been published elsewhere) and relevant biographical information of author(s)/presenter(s) by 31 January 2012 via email to:


Hanne Hørl Hansen 

Chair, Cataloguing Section



The abstracts will be reviewed by members of the Cataloguing Section's Standing Committee. Successful proposals will be identified by 1 March 2012.


Full papers will be due by 1 May 2012 to allow time for review of papers and preparation of translations; papers should be no longer than 20 pages. 15-20 minutes will be allowed for a summary delivery of the paper during the Cataloguing Section's programme.


Please note that the expenses of attending the Helsinki conference will be the responsibility of the author(s)/presenter(s) of accepted papers.