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fuller details about the venue, costs and travel.
The submission date for papers is 2nd March 2001
CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT AND CALL FOR PAPERS
Libraries Without Walls 4 The Delivery of Library Services to
Distant Users: Distributed Resources - Distributed Learning
An international conference organised by CERLIM - The Centre for
Research in Library and Information Management
Aegean Island of Lesvos, Greece
14 - 18 September 2001 Cost GBP 345
The fourth Libraries Without Walls conference, to be held in
Lesvos, Greece from September 14th -
18th 2001, continues the tradition of the LWW Conferences by
bringing together international
perspectives on the delivery of library services to users distant from
the physical library. When
the first LWW Conference was held in 1995, the focus was
primarily on distance learning and
geographical dispersion. Since then, however, rapid advances in the development of ICT
(Information and Communications Technologies) based infrastructures and services have led to a
situation where many library users now routinely access services remotely - even when 'remotely'
means 'within sight of the library building'. As a previous conference attendee observed, "we are
all distance learners now".
LWW4 is concerned with innovative ways of delivering library services in this new environment.
Papers may present the results of research or of innovative practice, for traditionally LWW is a
meeting place for researchers and practitioners. Papers are invited which address the following
themes, but papers on any aspect of 'Libraries without Walls' will be considered.
- The role of libraries in supporting lifelong learning.
- The role of libraries in supporting distance and open learning.
- Libraries' role in the development of information skills by remote users.
- Technical and managerial solutions to providing remote access to large collections of datasets,
including the design of portals and gateways.
- Design issues in the delivery of online services, including web interface design.
- Specific solutions to problems created by technology e.g. authentication, security.
- Collaborative approaches, especially between librarians and others (e.g. teachers).
- Strategic and policy dimensions, including national and regional perspectives.
- Meeting the needs of disadvantaged users and non-users.
All papers will be considered by a panel of independent referees.
Papers will be published by Library Association publishing, London, in the LWW Conference Series.
Presentations may take the form of full papers or workshop presentations of 40 minutes. To be
considered please submit an abstract (between 400 and 800 words) together with a 50 word
biographical statement and a 50 word synopsis of the paper. Please send submissions, preferably
by email (as text rather than an attachment), to the address below by 2nd March 2001. Applicants
will be informed whether their submissions have been selected during April 2001.
Please note that, as the conference does not aim to make a profit, we are unable to offer
discounted conference rates to presenters.
All enquiries should be addressed to the organisers:
Libraries Without Walls 4 Conference
Centre for Research in Library & Information Management (CERLIM)
Department of Information and Communications
Manchester Metropolitan University
Geoffrey Manton Building
Rosamond Street West
off Oxford Road
Email: [log in to unmask]
Tel: ++44 (0)161 247 6142
Fax: ++44 (0) 161 247 6979
To make a provisional booking, please provide the information below:-
I wish to make a provisional booking for the conference only
I wish to make a provisional booking for the conference and submit a paper
(delete as appropriate)
Surname First names
Telephone . Fax
A separate booking form with instructions for payment will be forwarded to you on receipt of this
CERLIM (Centre for Research in Library & Information Management),
Department of Information & Communications,
Manchester Metropolitan University,
Geoffrey Manton Building, Rosamond St. West,
Off Oxford Road,
Manchester M15 6LL.
Tel: 44(0)161 247 6142 Fax:44(0)161 247 6979
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