Call for Papers — Open Sessions
- 25 April 2022, 09:58
Theme: "Quality control for metadata : what does it mean?"
Call for papers cataloguing open session
The IFLA Cataloguing section (Cataloguing Section – IFLA) is seeking proposals for papers to be discussed at its Open Session at the IFLA World Library and Information Congress 2022 in Dublin, Ireland.
The session aims to refine the concept of metadata quality in the current environment of scarce resources to handle a deluge of data. The idea of metadata quality can cover many aspects, for instance: completeness, accuracy, provenance, conformance to expectations, logical consistency and coherence, timeliness, and accessibility. Therefore, the session is focused on the following questions: What does quality means from a cost-efficiency perspective? What data quality operations better match the user needs? Our aim is to help cataloguers and policymakers to think about metadata quality from a broader perspective, and the papers will help to set the framework for a panel discussion in the open session.
We would like to invite papers particularly, but not exclusively, on the following sub-themes:
- Examples of formalized quality policies and how to apply them?
- What kind of tools for managing quality control ?
- How to measure quality? What kind of criteria can be used?
- What would be the impact of quality policy in terms of cost efficiency? What would be the cost of a quality policy itself?
- To what extent does quality control have impact on cataloguing processes and on the cataloguers’ work?
- To what extent does quality control have impact on external exchanges and dataflows?
- To what extent can IFLA standards and international identifiers be used to ensure quality?
Proposals must be submitted in an electronic format and must include the following information:
- Title of proposed presentation
- Abstract of the proposed paper (no more than 500 words)
- Name(s) of presenters and positions and or titles
- Employer or affiliated institution
- Contact information including email address
- Short biographical statement of no more than 100 words
- Note a willingness to comply with IFLA’s Authors’ Permission
- Papers / PPTs will be published in IFLA’s online Repository following conference
- Confirmation that you can attend the IFLA WLIC and present in person if selected
Send proposal abstracts (500 words or less) by 29 May 2022 to: Vincent Boulet (email@example.com)and Susan Morris (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- 29 May 2022 (Sunday): Deadline for submission of abstract
- 7 June 2022 (Tuesday ): Notification of acceptance
- 8 July 2022 (Friday): Deadline for submission of presenter information and final paper
- 15 July 2022 (Friday): Deadline for submission of slides
- 26 July (Tuesday) : Cataloguing open session in Dublin
The open session : The open session (75 mn) will be led in the form of a panel discussion. Each speaker will be given 7 minutes to summarize its paper. The session moderator will then lead the discussion among speakers and questions and remarks will be taken from the audience. The working language of the open session is English.
At least one of the paper’s authors must be present to deliver a summary of the paper during the Open Session in Dublin.
The paper must be an original submission not presented or published elsewhere. All papers that are presented at the WLIC 2022 will be made available online via the IFLA Repository under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license.
Authors of accepted papers must complete the IFLA Authors’ Permission Form.
All expenses for attending the Open Meeting (e.g., travel, accommodation, etc.) are the responsibility of the authors/presenters. No financial support can be provided by IFLA.
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