10 January 2012

Call for Papers—Subject Access now: Inspiring, surprising, empowering

For the Classification & Indexing Section Open Session we invite presentations showing new and innovative ways of providing subject access to users from all types of libraries – approaches or applications that are inspiring, surprising, empowering.

For example:

  • Do you  provide subject access to resources through innovative library architecture and shelving design?
  • Is your library environment and equipment closely connected to user needs in finding, selecting and  exploring topics?
  • Have you designed new or particularly creative tools for navigating subject repositories?
  • Do you use subject metadata in unexpected ways in recommendation services?
  • Is there a connection between your subject access policies and inspiring learning environments?
  • Do you offer innovative genre access for fiction, children’s literature, or audiovisual media?
  • Do you feel you work in a user-driven institution with a social tagging success story?
  • Are you focusing on user needs applying subject access tools that empower or surprise your users?

If so, then please consider submitting a short paper to present at our Open Session in Helsinki.
We are particularly interested in presentations from Finnish libraries or libraries of the Baltic/Scandinavian area.

Proposals must be submitted by 15 February, 2012 to Lynne C. Howarth, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada, at:  lynne.howarth@utoronto.ca.

Complete information about the session and submitting paper proposals can be found here.

Subject Analysis and Access, Resource discovery, Online public access catalogues, Metadata, Information technology, Indexing, Electronic resources, Electronic document delivery, Electronic collections, Digital resources, Conferences, Library collections, Classification and indexing, Children, Audiovisual and multimedia resources, Access to knowledge, Access to information, Finland

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