[Asis-l] Canadian Association for Information Science: CFP
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Canadian Association for Information Science: Call for Papers
The Canadian Association for Information Science invites abstract
submissions for its 37th Annual Conference, to be held May 28-30, 2009
at Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, as part of the 2009
Congress of the Canadian Federation of the Humanities and Social
Deadline for proposals is January 16, 2009. Proposals, including the
name(s) of the author(s), mailing and e-mail addresses, telephone and
fax numbers, should be sent electronically (Word or rich text format
please) to conf2009 at cais-acsi.ca.
The conference theme is “Mapping the 21st Century Information
Landscape: Borders, Bridges and Byways”.
We are seeking submissions that address any aspects of the following
· How are the traditional information institutions of the 20th
century and the broader information landscapes within which they
continue to operate responding to the real and perceived pressures of
a 21st century information economy?
· Has globalization and its effects on the information
landscape produced a “sea-change” in our understanding of the role and
function of information institutions, information services and
· Does history help or hinder our ability to describe, analyze
and interpret contemporary conditions? What are the historical
continuities or discontinuities that shed light on current issues in
library and information science?
· Many argue that “the local” matters more and more. What are
the boundaries and bridges between the local and the global in
existing and emerging information landscapes?
Papers that address other aspects of information and library science
or other aspects of the conference or congress themes are also warmly
Submissions should include a title, the name(s) of the author(s), a
statement of how the content relates to the conference themes and be
no longer than 750 words. Proposals that report on completed or
ongoing research will be given preference. Diverse perspectives
(theoretical and applied) and methodologies are welcomed. Proposals
may be submitted in English or French. Doctoral candidates are
especially invited to submit proposals for the conference. With
permission of the authors, full manuscripts of the highest ranked
papers will be published in the Canadian Journal of Information and
Library Science / La revue canadienne des sciences de l’information et
de bibliothéconomie with their abstracts appearing in the online
Student to CAIS/ACSI Award: Papers submitted by graduate students will
be considered for this award. The award includes a monetary prize as
well as publication of the full manuscript in the Canadian Journal of
Information and Library Science / La revue canadienne des sciences de
l’information et de bibliothéconomie. Details of the award, including
previous winners, can be found at the CAIS/ASCI website (http://www.cais-acsi.ca
Conference proposals will be refereed by the Programme Committee.
Authors will be notified of the Committee’s decision no later than
February 27, 2009. All presenters must register for the conference.
Papers to appear as full-text in the electronic proceedings must be
submitted no later than April 17, 2009.
For further information, please visit the CAIS/ACSI website (http://www.cais-acsi.ca
) or email the Programme Committee at conf2009 at cais-acsi.ca.
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