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CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT AND CALL FOR
PAPERS

Libraries Without Walls 5
The Distributed Delivery of Library and Information Services

An international conference organised by CERLIM -
The Centre for Research in Library and Information
Management

Aegean Island of Lesvos, Greece

19 - 23 September 2003
Cost GBP 395


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.

Themes:
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 Conference Series.

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.

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
Manchester
M15 6LL
United Kingdom

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
OR
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 receipt of this form.


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