Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Twelfth International Conference on Books, Publishing and Libraries

THE TWELFTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON BOOKS, PUBLISHING, AND LIBRARIES

Boston, USA
Simmons College
8-9 November 2014

Dear Delegate,

Proposals for paper presentations, workshops, posters or colloquia are invited for the Twelfth International Conference on Books, Publishing, and Libraries being held at Simmons College in Boston, USA from 8-9 November 2014. We welcome proposals from a variety of disciplines and perspectives that will contribute to the conference discourse. We also encourage faculty and research students to submit joint proposals for paper presentations or colloquia.

SPECIAL CONFERENCE FOCUS:
"Disruptive Technologies and the Evolution of Book Publishing and Library Development"

Change for the better, or change for the worse? New technology in publishing and library science disrupts established literary, academic and business models. How can we assess the impact of a constantly flowing river of change? Will the books or libraries of tomorrow look anything like those of yesterday or today? Are the e-book, the blog post, the app and the tweet just the beginning of a deeper revolution? Will algorithms "think" just like humans in the future when we research a topic or store our narratives and information? Is respect and preference for print and physical libraries the new Luddite view, or is it still a sensible, viable posture in the volatile realm of today's and tomorrow's writing, reading, publishing and library science?

The 2014 meeting will feature a special focus on this provocative subject. We welcome open debate, discourse and research from participants that center on this special topic, as well as any other themes or issues relevant to books, publishing, and libraries.

CONFERENCE THEMES:
Proposals for paper presentations, workshops or colloquia are invited that discuss the broader themes listed below. In addition to the special focus, paper presentations will be grouped into one of the following categories for presentation at the conference:

Theme 1: Publishing Practices: Past, Present, and Future
Theme 2: Reading, Writing, Literacy, and Learning
Theme 3: Books and Libraries

If you are unable to attend the conference in person, you may still join the community and submit your article for peer review and possible publication, upload an online presentation, and enjoy subscriber access to The International Journal of the Book.

Proposals for in-person presentations should be submitted by 25 AUGUST 2014 (title and short abstract). Proposals submitted after this day will be accommodated in non-themed sessions at the conference or are eligible for community membership registrations (no attendance at conference required with community membership presentations).

For more information on submitting your proposal and registering for the conference visit:

www.BooksAndPublishing.com/Boston-2014

Enquiries: ConferenceDirector@commongroundpublishing.com
Web address: http://BooksAndPublishing.com/Boston-2014
Sponsored by: Books, Publishing and Libraries / Common Ground Publishing

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