Call for proposals

2nd Call for Proposals is open until April 4th, 2014

The theme for the 40th Annual Conference is Forty Years of Sailing: Connecting Islands in a Digital World.
We invite you to submit proposals for papers, panel discussions, posters or workshops on topics relating to this broad theme. (For more information about the theme, please see the conference home page and the proposed topics below).

The language of all IAMSLIC conferences is English. Therefore your abstracts, papers, and posters must be in English.

We look forward to receiving your proposals and hope that you will be able to join us in Noumea, New Caledonia, September 2014.

Some potential topics:

• Importance of library partnerships and collaboration – with emphasis on Marine & Aquatic Information Networks in the Pacific Region
• Challenges and opportunities – services beyond our borders with multi-language communities
• Open Access policies/strategies of Marine and Aquatic Research Institutes (e.g. authors’ copyrights, repositories contents, publishing policies, legal aspects)
• Open Data management (interoperability, standards)
• Semantic web technologies (e.g. trends in ontology based systems-for marine and aquatic sciences, vocabularies)
• Digital preservation (e.g. update on scanning, equipment & digitizing software options –“best practices”, special historical collections, electronic resources, long time preservation options)
• Importance of library associations: Why and How IAMSLIC adds value to your Library?
• Disaster planning and recovery
• New technologies, other innovations and new initiatives

Please send your abstracts by April 4th, 2014 (2nd Call)

  • An English abstract is required for consideration by the program committee.
  • Oral presentations are allotted 30 minutes,  including questions.
  • Submissions may be for papers, panel discussions, posters or workshops.
  • Conference registration is required in order to present an accepted paper or poster.
  • All submissions will be reviewed for relevance to the conference theme, potential interest of the topic for members, and appropriateness of format.
  • Abstracts must be received by April 4th,  2014 to receive priority consideration with the committee’s responses following in approximately 30 days.

Proposals for papers, posters, workshops and panel discussions must include:


Your Title:




Phone Number:



Title of Presentation:



Type of presentation:

  1. Paper
  2. Panel discussion
  3. Poster
  4. Workshop

Indicate AV/Computer equipment needed:

  1. Computer Graphic Display (i.e. PowerPoint presentation)
  2. Overhead projector (for transparencies)
  3. Other (specify):

Please email this information to Guillermina Cosulich/Convenor IAMSLIC 2014 at <>