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SECOND CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT AND CALL FOR PAPERS
Libraries Without Walls 5 The Distributed Delivery of Library and
An international conference organised by CERLIM - The Centre for Research
in Library and Information Management
Aegean Island of Lesvos, Greece (Delphinia hotel, Molyvos
19 - 23 September 2003 Cost GBP 395 (including accommodation for the four
The fifth Libraries Without Walls conference, to be held in Lesvos, Greece
from September 19th – 23rd 2003, continues the tradition of the LWW
Conferences by bringing together international perspectives on the
delivery of library and information services to users who are not in 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".
LWW5 is concerned with innovative ways of delivering library and
information services in this new environment. Papers may present the
results of research or innovative practice, as traditionally LWW is a
meeting place for researchers and practitioners. Papers are invited which
address the following key themes, but papers on any aspect of 'Libraries
without Walls' will be considered.
1. The integration of library services and Virtual Learning Environments.
2. The relationship between user needs, information skills and information
literacies. 3. Usability and accessibility of digital library services.
4. Designing the information environment: national and institutional
perspectives. 5. The creation of digital resources by user communities.
All papers will be considered by a panel of independent referees.
Papers will be published by Facet publishing, London, in the LWW
Presentations at the conference will be of 30 minutes duration. 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 3rd March 2003. Applicants will be
informed whether their submissions have been selected during April 2003.
Please note that, as the conference does not aim to make a profit, we are
unable to offer discounted conference rates to presenters.
For further information please visit the website at
All enquiries should be addressed to the organisers:
Libraries Without Walls 5 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. This
does not commit you in any way, but indicates to us the level of interest.
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)
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A separate booking form with instructions for payment will be forwarded to
you on in due course.