23 January 2011

Call for Papers - UNIMARC Session at IFLA 2011


The recent completion of RDA – Resource Description and Access, the ISBD consolidated edition and developments regarding the implementation of the FRBR model are at the forefront of novel concerns for bibliographic data management with implications for standards such as UNIMARC. In the same line are the demands and requirements for having UNIMARC data enabled as linked data to foster its value in the context of the Semantic Web. This session will focus on the alignment of UNIMARC with other bibliographic standards and trends in innovative networked applications. Contributions are invited that provide reflections or experiences on topics such as:

•  UNIMARC data modeling and FRBR
•  UNIMARC alignment with new ISBD provisions such as Area 0
•  Experiences with UNIMARC data shared services
•  Innovative implementations using UNIMARC in the Web environment
•  Features and functionalities thought by UNIMARC professional users

The deadline for submitting proposals is 28 February 2011. How to submit - Send your proposal by email - an abstract (minimum 300 words) in English, complemented by short biographical information and contacts of the author(s) to:

Maria Inês Cordeiro
Director, IFLA UNIMARC Core Activity

All proposals must be in before 28 February 2011.
Abstracts will be reviewed by members of the Permanent UNIMARC Committee. Selected proposals will be notified by 4 April 2011.
Full papers - will be due by 15 June 2011 to allow time for editing and translations.

Paper Presentation
Between 20-30 minutes will be allowed for paper delivery in the session. 

Please note
All expenses, including registration for the conference, travel, accommodation etc., are the responsibility of the authors/presenters. No financial support can be provided by IFLA, but a special invitation can be issued to authors/presenters if that is required.


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