IFLA WLIC Lyon 2014: Committee on Standards – Call for Papers

Call for Papers

Committee on Standards

Library standards: confluence with world trends

The IFLA Committee on Standards invites papers to be presented at 80th IFLA General Conference and Assembly, Lyon, France, August 2014.

The session will focus on how standards will be influenced by new and emerging trends and what impact standards will have on the evolution of the new directions in libraries and societies as identified in the IFLA Trend Report and similar documents.

The Committee on Standards programme will focus on new standards, case studies on how standards and guidelines are influenced by new trends, and how these trends will be redefining our approach to standards and guidelines. Will this confluence create new standards that are more flexible, adaptable, more varied and more timely or will this reduce the need for standards?

Contributions are invited on topics such as:

  • Trends in national and international standards
  • Innovation and standards
  • Open access, open source
  • Preserving heritage digital content
  • New competences and skills in standards work

Submission Guidelines

Proposals should be submitted in English by email. This should include:

  • an abstract (300 words)
  • biographical and contact information


Patrice Landry
Chair, Committee on Standards

Proposals will be reviewed by members of the Committee. Authors of the selected proposals will be notified by March 10 2014. Full papers will be due by 30 May 2014 to allow time for editing and translations.

Paper Presentation

Complete accepted papers should be 3000-6000 words in length, be an original submission not published elsewhere

Final papers should be written in English to a allow for wider translation possibilities

In accordance with IFLA’s Open Access Statement all papers presented at WLIC Lyon 2014 will be available under a Creative Commons licence. Authors will need to sign IFLA’s Author form and papers and presentations will be made available through the IFLA Library.


All proposals must be in before 15 February 2014.

Please note

Authors of accepted presentations will be requested to agree to publication of their paper in the IFLA library under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported licence (CC BY 3.0) to their work.

All expenses, including registration for the conference, travel, accommodation etc., are the responsibility of the authors/presenters. No financial support can be provided by IFLA or the sponsoring sections, but a special invitation can be issued to authors/presenters if that is required.

Congress Attendance Grants

The French National Committee and IFLA have worked hard to secure funds for Conference Participation Grants. Up-to-date information will be available on ourConference Participation Grants webpage.


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