First call for submission of proposals for oral presentations, posters and panel sessions for the 28th Polar Libraries Colloquy to be held in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, from June 7 to June 13, 2020.
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The theme of the Colloquy is Sharing Polar Cultures and Knowledge: Perspectives from Libraries and Archives.
Do librarians and archivists have a significant role in sharing Indigenous and non-Indigenous northern cultures? Do they still have a real impact in 2019 on the transmission of knowledge related to the polar world? How can the physical and virtual spaces of libraries and archive centres remain, in the era of information and communication technologies, essential places for sharing cultures and knowledge about the North and the Poles? The organizers invite you to submit papers on projects, services or thoughts related to these issues. Within the context of libraries and archives, the following sub-themes could be addressed:
- Cultural exchanges and connections between Indigenous and non-Indigenous northern communities.
- Transmission of Indigenous and non-Indigenous northern traditional knowledge and practices.
- First Nations involvement in information management, preservation or dissemination.
- Reconciliation and decolonization of libraries and archives.
- Enhancement of heritage documents related to polar cultures and knowledge.
- Popularization of major social and environmental issues and democratization of scientific knowledge related to northern or polar territories.
- Establishing a culture of data preservation and sharing among northern or polar researchers.
- Interdisciplinary and intersectoral management of research data on northern or polar territories.
- Contributions from libraries or archive centres to foster the practice of interdisciplinarity in research on northern and polar territories.
NOTE : All information professionals are invited to the Colloquy. Proposals on other subjects related to northern or polar information will also be considered.
Submissions are invited for papers presentations, posters and panel discussions. Abstract must contain a maximum of 250 words.
Time allocated for oral presentations is 20 minutes, plus a 10-minute period for questions and discussions after the presentation. Conference papers will be published in the proceedings of the Colloquy, with the authors’ permission.
Submitting a poster can be an equally interesting alternative to share your ideas, projects or expertise connected the theme of the Colloquy, or another topic related to polar information.
The posters will be displayed in the main conference room during the week and the authors will be asked to present them at pre-determined times. The exact times will be specified when the program is finalized.
The recommended poster size is 84,1 × 118,9 cm (33.1 in × 46.8 in), vertical orientation (portrait). Please note that the organizers can print the posters for you.
You can propose a panel discussion concerning topics related to the theme of the Colloquy. Panel discussions normally last an hour and include three to five participants.
Timeline for papers, posters or panel discussion proposals
- January 31, 2020 – Submissions deadline (new deadline: February 28, 2020)
- February 14, 2020 – Acceptance notification (new acceptance notification date: March 6, 2020)
- May 22, 2020 – Sending PowerPoint and other visual presentations to the organizers.
Conference registration is required in order to present an oral communication, a poster or a panel discussion. The PLC Steering Committee may be able to provide financial assistance via the Hubert Wenger Award.
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The organizers undertake to publish the conference proceedings in an open access venue. The conference proceedings will include the full article for each oral presentation and copies of posters. For this purpose, the accepted oral presenters or poster presenters must send the full text of their presentation or copies of their poster before the conference, by 1 june 2020 and complete a publication permission that will be sent to them with the acceptance notification.
Questions about this call for papers? Please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org .
We look forward to your participation!