Innovative Users Group Southern Africa
IUG-SA 16th Annual Conference, 2018
Call for Papers
Date: 7-8 November 2018
Venue: Emperors Palace, Kempton Park
Hosted by the Tshwane University of Technology
The Organising Committee is pleased to announce that it will host the 2018 IUG-SA Annual Conference at Emperors Palace from 7-8 November 2018. This conference brings together member libraries to share experiences, build relationships and generate excitement for the new digital age of information.
The Committee cordially invites proposals for papers to be presented at the IUG-SA 16th Annual Conference with the theme “Digital Transformation in Libraries”. The conference theme is a challenge on reimagining the way we work, the way technology supports libraries and speculating on future trends and directions.
Conference papers are sought in all areas related to library and information service systems and technology; including, but not limited to, the following:
- Innovative Interfaces Inc. (III) product experience;g. Decision Centre, Offline Circ, Circa, Express Lane, MyLibrary, Encore, Program Registration, Research Pro, API’s, SkyRiver, WebBridge, Vital, WebPAC, Web Access Management (WAM)
- Sierra Experiences;g. in Acquisitions, Cataloguing, Circulation, Create Lists, Electronic Resource Management, Interlibrary Loan, Serials, Web Management Reports
- Data Quality
- eBooks integration
- Patron-driven technology
- Research Data Management (RDM)
- Systems Integration; g. ITS, PeopleSoft, OpenAthens
- Vital and Open Access
- Altmetrics and Bibliometrics
Whilst priority will be given to contributors on the suggested themes, presentations on other relevant topics will also be considered. All proposals will be evaluated by a joint panel of the IUG-SA Organising Committee and selected professionals in the industry in a blind review. The proposals will be judged on their relevance to the field of library and information service systems and technology as well as on the strength of the idea and potential member interest. All applicants will be notified of the decision. However, the decision of the selectors is final and no correspondence with regard to acceptance or rejection of submitted papers will be entered into.
Submission guidelines and specifications:
Concise papers (20 minutes maximum) based on practical experience or practical applications of information technology are preferred. As this is an international event, papers must be presented in English.
Should you wish to present a paper, please submit your 200-250 word abstract together with the following details via e-mail to KuneneN@tut.ac.za no later than 31 July 2018:
Name and designation
Company / institution / affiliation and address
E-mail address and work telephone
Cell phone number
Date of submission