Call for Participation

Focusing on Western European collections and their importance to the humanities and social sciences, we invite proposals for papers, posters, and breakout sessions on new opportunities for collaboration among libraries, publishers, and content suppliers. Sharing is all the more necessary today, given the increasing pressures on the role of the traditional humanities in the university.

Overarching themes for the workshop are new models for collaborative collection development and services, and the evolving role of libraries and librarians in the research process.

Topics of particular interest include:

  • Collecting and providing access across different formats
  • Effects of the sharing economy on libraries
  • Building collections in a shared environment
  • Sharing expertise in response to an abundance of information
  • Changing trends in the European publishing landscape, including independent and small presses
  • Open access and its effects on scholarly communication
  • Continued relevance of onsite research for North American scholars in European libraries and archives

For breakout sessions we encourage proposals by participants interested in leading a discussion on a specific topic or question relevant to the forum.

The deadline for proposals was October 15, 2019.

At the conclusion of the workshop, there will be a call for contributions to an edited ebook for those who wish to include their papers or posters.

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