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TWELFTH international conference on BOOKS, PUBLISHING, AND LIBRARIES


Call For Papers

The International Advisory Board is pleased to announce the Call For Papers for the Twelfth International Conference on Books, Publishing and Libraries.  The Books, Publishing and Libraries Conference will be held 8-9 November 2014 at the prestigious Simmons College in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

SPECIAL CONFERENCE FOCUS:

"Disruptive Technologies and the Evolution of Book Publishing and Library Development"
Change for the better, or change for the worse? New technology in publishing and library science disrupts established literary, academic and business models. How can we assess the impact of a constantly flowing river of change? Will the books or libraries of tomorrow look anything like those of yesterday or today? Are the e-book, the blog post, the app and the tweet just the beginning of a deeper revolution? Will algorithms "think" just like humans in the future when we research a topic or store our narratives and information? Is respect and preference for print and physical libraries the new Luddite view, or is it still a sensible, viable posture in the volatile realm of today's and tomorrow's writing, reading, publishing and library science?


The 2014 meeting will feature a special focus on this provocative subject. We welcome open debate, discourse and research from participants that center on this special topic, as well as any other themes or issues relevant to books, publishing, and libraries.

CONFERENCE THEMES:
Proposals for paper presentations, workshops, focused discussions or colloquia are invited that discuss the broader themes listed below. In addition to the special focus, paper presentations will be grouped into one of the following categories for presentation at the conference:

Theme 1:  Publishing Practices: Past, Present, and Future
Theme 2:  Reading, Writing, Literacy, and Learning
Theme 3:  Books and Libraries


Proposal Submissions and Deadlines

The current review period closing date for the latest round of submissions to the conference Call For Papers (a title and short abstract) is 3 December 2013*.  To submit a proposal and for more information on the conference, please click on the link below.

If you are unable to attend the conference in person, you may still join the community and submit your article for peer review and possible publication, upload an online presentation, and enjoy subscriber access to The International Journal of the Book.


*Proposals are reviewed in rounds adhering to monthly deadlines. Check the website often to see the current review round.

Submit a Proposal