[Asis-l] Canadian Association for Information Science: CFP

Paulette Rothbauer prothba2 at uwo.ca
Wed Oct 22 23:27:01 EDT 2008

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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  
information workers?
·         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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