Call for Papers: Open Sessions

Bibliography Section


"Opening the National Bibliography: Transforming Access to Data and Building Connections"

[Deadline extended to: 21 February 2016]

The Bibliography Section would like to announce its panel program for IFLA WLIC 2016: Opening the National Bibliography: Transforming Access to Data and Building Connections.


National bibliographies provide a valuable record of the intellectual output of a country and its cultures.  Formatting national catalog data to be harvestable, or presenting it as linked data, opens these resources to scholars worldwide.

In this panel session, we invite papers discussing how national bibliographies have been made more accessible and the possibilities opened by that accessibility. Papers can address methodology for providing harvestable and/or linked data, how national bibliographies can be used in creating new knowledge, and national bibliographic data can be used in scholarly communication.


Please submit paper proposals of less than 500 words by 10 February 2016 the extended deadline of 21 February 2016 to:

Rebecca L. Lubas


Rebecca L. Lubas
Associate Dean of the Library, The Claremont Colleges Library
800 N. Dartmouth Ave
Claremont, CA 91711-5053, USA
Phone +(1)(909) 607-8205

Please also feel free to ask questions about the scope of your proposal.

Please note

At least one of the paper’s authors must be present to deliver a summary of the paper during the program in Columbus, Ohio. Abstracts should only be submitted with the understanding that the expenses of attending the conference will be the responsibility of the author(s)/presenter(s) of accepted papers.

All papers that are presented at the WLIC 2016 will be made available online via the IFLA Library under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license.

Authors of accepted papers must complete the IFLA Authors’ Permission Form.

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 letter can be issued to authors.

Congress Participation Grants

List of opportunities for support is available on our Conference Participation Grants webpage.