Call for papers for the Fifth International m-libraries conference
"m-libraries: From devices to people"
27-30 May 2014 at The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Mobile technology has transformed many aspects of our lives: how we work, how we communicate, how we study and how we play. This conference will explore and share work carried out in libraries around the world to deliver services and resources to users via a growing number of mobile and hand-held devices.
The fifth international m-libraries conference (hosted by The Open University (UK) and The Chinese University of Hong Kong) will bring together researchers, educators, technical developers, managers and library professionals to share expertise and to generate ideas for future developments. This is the first time the conference has been held in Asia. We welcome contributions from Asia and the rest of the world.
We are seeking papers on the following themes:
- Best practice for the use of mobile technologies in libraries
- Challenges and strategies involved in embracing mobile innovation for libraries
- Mobile technologies and OER
- The impact of ubiquitous and wearable technologies on the future of libraries
- Harnessing the future for teaching and learning with mobile technologies
- Mobile technologies enhancing Information Access for All and pursuing the millennium development goals
Please submit your abstracts (up to 300 words) to M-Libraries-Conference@open.ac.uk by 28th October 2013
. These will be subject to peer review and we aim to notify authors by 20th December.
We expect that papers may include research reports, demonstrations of technical developments, practical case studies or reviews. Posters are also invited.
The preferred language of the conference is English, however papers in Chinese will be considered. In the event that a presentation is made in Chinese, a bilingual abstract and PowerPoint is required
Paper presentations should last no longer than 20 minutes plus 5 minutes for questions.
Posters will be displayed throughout the conference and time will be allocated in the programme for poster viewing.
Conference proceedings will be published online. Authors of selected paper presentations will be requested to submit full papers for publication in a book.
You can also download the call for papers flyer
if you would like a version to use at events or conferences
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