Twelfth International Conference on Books, Publishing and Libraries
Abstr. due: 08.10.2014
Dates: 08.11.14 — 09.11.14
Organizing comittee e-mail: http://booksandpublishing.com/contact-us
Organizers: University of British Columbia
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 Web-Site: http://booksandpublishing.com/the-conference/call-for-papers/2014-call-for-papers