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BOBCATSSS 2008 in Zadar (Kroatien) - Call for Papers


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An dieser Stelle möchte das LIBREAS-Team auf das BOBCATSSS-Sympsoiuum 2008 im kroatischen Zadar hinweisen, das dem fachlichen Austausches zwischen dem Nachwuchs in Wissenschaft und Praxis dient:

"BOBCATSSS ist ein internationaler Kongress mit Themen aus der Bibliotheks- und Informationswissenschaft, der jährlich unter der Schirmherrschaft von EUCLID (European Association for Library and Information Education and Research) stattfindet.

Die BOBCATSSS-Symposien werden gemeinsam von Studierenden west- und osteuropäischer Hochschulen organisiert, um den Wissens- und Erfahrungsaustausch zwischen Wissenschaftlern, Studierenden und Praktikern aus dem Bereich Bibliotheks- und Informationswissenschaft in Europa zu fördern.

Der Name BOBCATSSS ist ein Akronym und steht für die Anfangsbuchstaben der Gründer-Städte, die das BOBCATSSS Symposium geschaffen und seit 1993 veranstaltet haben: Budapest, Oslo, Barcelona, Copenhagen, Amsterdam, Tampere, Stuttgart, Szombately, Sheffield. Während der letzten Jahre haben sich zahlreiche weitere Städte dem BOBCATSSS Netzwerk angeschlossen: Borås, Riga, Kharkiv, Moscow, Tallinn, Torun, Warsaw, Sofia, Ljubljana, Krakow, Bratislava, Osjiek, Zadar, Berlin und Potsdam."

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Call for Papers für das Symposium 2008:

PROVIDING ACCESS TO INFORMATION FOR EVERYONE

Access to information is vital for the personal and social growth of every individual. However, many people are facing barriers in accessing information, whether they are technical issues, political and legal issues, social issues or economical issues. The goal of the BOBCATSSS 2008 symposium is to explore access to information for everyone from the technical, political and legal, social and economical point of view. The symposium would like to identify the existing barriers in accessing information and to offer an overview of new concepts, ideas and examples of good practice in order to raise awareness and achieve possible solutions. Invited are contributions in forms of papers, workshops or posters covering the following topics:

Providing Access to Information for Everyone

TECHNICAL ASPECT

  • Infrastructures, standards and interoperability for universal access to information
  • Open access supported by open source
  • Digital repositories and document server (long term preservation and access)
  • Usability, service and interface design

POLITICAL AND LEGAL QUESTIONS

  • Repression via information - withdrawal/censorship
  • Bills and laws for LIS - an international composition
  • Copyright aspect of open access and open source initiative
  • Role of national/regional/local government in the development of information institutions

SOCIAL ASPECT

  • Digital divide
  • Information professionals in the information society
  • Information literacy (a holistic approach)
  • Information ethics
  • Information behavior of different users groups

ECONOMICAL ASPECT

  • Cost of information
  • Cost of electronic resources
  • Licensing agreements
  • Digital library costs


The target group are students. We are especially inviting workshop contributions. Please send your proposal abstract (see the guidelines, maximum 400 words in English including a short curriculum vitae, theme area and presentation type) by 15 May 2007 to the following address:

papers@bobcatsss2008.org