1st International M-Libraries Conference


The First International M-Libraries Conference:

Information access anywhere, anytime

13th -14th November 2007 at The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK

This conference, hosted by The Open University in partnership with Athabasca University, aims to explore and share work carried out in libraries around the world to deliver services and resources to users 'on the move,' via a growing plethora of mobile devices.

The conference will bring together researchers, technical developers, managers and library practitioners to exchange experience and expertise and generate ideas for future developments.

We are now announcing a call for papers for this conference.
Themes will include:

    · service models for mobile library services
    · cost and sustainability factors for mobile library service development
    · the changing relationships between libraries and users resulting from innovation in mobile and ubiquitous computing
    · partnership projects for developing integrated mobile services
    · reconfiguring library collection development to enhance mobile and ubiquitous access to resources
    · exploring methodologies for evaluating the impact of mobile and ubiquitous computing on library service development

We expect that papers may include research reports, demonstrations of technical developments, practical case studies or reviews. Posters are also welcome.

Please submit your abstracts (up to 300 words) to M-Libraries-Conference@open.ac.uk by April 2nd. These will be subject to peer review and authors will be notified by May 20th.

1. Papers or Presentation
Papers or presentations should last no longer than 20 minutes plus 10 minutes for discussions.
2. Technical Demonstration
Technical demonstrations should last no longer than 20 minutes, including hands-on activities, plus 10 minutes for discussions.

3. Poster presentation
Posters will be displayed throughout the conference.
Conference proceedings will be published online.
The conference will be held at the Open University campus in Milton Keynes, 50 miles north of London.