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ANNOUNCEMENT and CALL FOR PAPERS

Fourteenth International Conference “Crimea 2007”:

LIBRARIES AND INFORMATION RESOURCES IN THE MODERN WORLD OF SCIENCE, CULTURE, EDUCATION, AND BUSINESS

World professional forum for leadership and staff of libraries, publishing houses, book trade business, museums, archives, information centers, universities, colleges, computer and Internet companies

Sudak, Alushta, Feodosia, Kerch, Koktebel, Simferopol,

Autonomous Republic of Crimea, Ukraine

June 9-17, 2007

The “Crimea 2007” Conference is held under the auspices of IFLA.

2007 Topic: The Role of Digital Information and Digital Libraries in Advance to the Knowledge-Based Society

Main organizer of the Conference

  • Russian National Public Library for Science and Technology, Moscow, Russia

Co-organizers of the Conference

  • Federal Agency for Culture and Cinematography, Moscow, Russia
  • Federal Agency for Science and Innovations, Moscow, Russia
  • Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Ukraine
  • International Association of Users and Developers of Electronic Libraries and New Information Technologies (ELNIT), Moscow, Russia
  • Ministry of Culture and Arts of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea
  • Russian State Library, Moscow, Russia
  • M.I.Rudomino All-Russian State Library for Foreign Literature, Moscow, Russia
  • International Library, Information, and Analytical Center, Washington, DC, USA
  • V.I. Vernadsky National Library of Ukraine, Kiev, Ukraine
  • Sci-Tech Library of "Kiev Polytechnic Institute" Ukrainian National Technical University, Kiev, Ukraine
  • "Kiev-Mohyla Academy" National University Scientific Library, Kiev, Ukraine
  • Moscow State University of Culture and Arts, Moscow, Russia

Regional and local co-organizers

  • I.Franko Republican Universal Scientific Library, Simferopol, Autonomous Republic of Crimea, Ukraine
  • I.Gasprinsky Republican Crimean Tatar Library, Simferopol, Autonomous Republic of Crimea, Ukraine
  • "Crimean-Tatar Initiative" Foundation, Autonomous Republic of Crimea, Ukraine
  • "Biont" and "Laspi" Companies, Evpatoria, Autonomous Republic of Crimea, Ukraine
  • Sudak City Council, Autonomous Republic of Crimea, Ukraine
  • "Sudak" Tourist and Health Center, Sudak, Autonomous Republic of Crimea, Ukraine

The participation of sponsors and other co-organizers is invited

Sudak, the main conference venue, is one of the oldest Crimean towns located on the South-Eastern peninsula coast. A medieval Genoese fortress, majestic mountain scenery and beautiful Black Sea coastline - all this you will find in Sudak. Other Crimean towns that will welcome the participants in the "Crimea 2007" Conference have their one history and unique looks. Conference events held there will help you discover new picturesque places of the wonderful Crimean Peninsula.

The Conference program will be built around the following topics and will include sections, round tables, workshops and presentations.

  • Worldwide Information Infrastructure, Interlibrary Cooperation, International Cooperation Projects
  • National Libraries and National Information Resources
  • Development and Preservation of Library Collections. Cooperation of Libraries, Publishers and Book Market.
  • Online Technologies, CD-ROM, Electronic Publications and the Internet in Libraries
  • Digital Libraries and Digital Resources. E-learning
  • Automated Library Systems and Information Technologies
  • Information Support of Education and Management
  • Corporate Library and Information Systems, Corporate Technologies and Library Consortia
  • Information and Linguistic Support of Library and Information Systems. Bibliographic Formats. Metadata. Data Exchange Standards and Protocols
  • Library Staff, Profession and Education. Development of Educational Technologies in the Information Society Age
  • Development of Library Collections in National Languages
  • Libraries, Municipal Information and Regional Studies
  • Library and Information Services for the Disabled
  • Libraries, Museums, and Archives in the Global Information and Cultural Environment
  • Ethics and Security of Electronic Information
  • Environmental Protection Information and the Role of Libraries in Promoting Environmental Awareness of the Population
  • Legal Information and Official Publications. Copyright and Intellectual Property Rights
  • Libraries and Business in the Modern Information Environment
  • Management of Libraries, Library and Other Professional Associations
  • Library Science, Bibliography and Bibliology. Library Statistics
  • Medical Information Resources and Systems. Hospital Libraries. Bibliotherapy
  • Children, Computers, and the Internet. Problems of School Libraries and Information Literacy
  • Library as Tolerance Space. Library and Politics
  • Innovation Technologies in Science, Culture, and Education

A series of satellite events is also envisaged including annual conferences of library associations and professional groups. The list of sections, round tables, workshops and additional events will be continuously updated and finalized by the Program Committee in April 2007.

Call for Papers

The Organizing Committee seeks original research and application-oriented papers, not previously presented elsewhere, which make new contribution to the Conference topics. You are invited to submit an abstract of your proposed paper for consideration by the Conference Program Committee in the electronic form.

The following guidelines should be observed in the preparation and submission of your papers:

1. The abstract should be a precis of your paper up to 120 words.

2. The heading should include the paper title, followed by the names and affiliations of the author(s) and the name and address, fax number and email address of the author who will be presenting the paper at the Conference.

3. The deadline for the receipt of abstracts is March 15, 2007.

4. Abstracts for papers to be written and presented in the English language should be sent to your regional coordinator.

5. Upon acceptance of your paper proposal you will get a confirmation by the Conference Program Committee.

6. Full texts of accepted papers should be sent in the electronic form to your regional coordinator.

Full text should be submitted in Word for Windows or ASCII format, charts and diagrams in JPG, photographs and screen images in GIF. The paper total length including abstract, images, and annexes, shouldn't exceed 6 A4 pages.

7. The deadline for the receipt of papers is April 10, 2007.

It is the prerogative of the Program Committee to determine the paper status: keynote paper, paper, communication, or poster, and to include it in the appropriate section. Plenary and guest speakers' papers are up to 30 minutes. Section and workshop papers are up to 20 minutes. Communications are up to 10 minutes. Poster paper: 10 copies (to be provided by the speaker). Papers are published in the Conference Proceedings only by decision of the Program Committee provided that the registration fee has been paid.

CONFERENCE LANGUAGES: ENGLISH, RUSSIAN, and UKRAINIAN.

Simultaneous interpretation will be provided at the Conference.

Conference registration fee is $250 for a full participant and $100 for an accompanying person.

Each participant may register up to 2 accompanying persons.

The registration fee for a full participant covers:

- participation in the Conference professional program and a ticket to the Vendor Exhibits

- Conference bag with Conference proceedings on CD and information materials

- participation in conference opening and closing ceremonies and receptions

- transportation for guest events to other towns of Crimea

- a one-day tour and other social and cultural events

- Simferopol - Sudak - Simferopol bus transfer on the dates of arrival (June 9-10) and departure (June 16-17)

- organizational expenses for visa support in Kiev

- conference badge.

The accommodation fee (three meals a day included) is fixed and covers the whole stay from noon June 9 through noon June 17, 2007 irrespective of the actual dates of arrival and departure within this period.

Two-room apartment

Two-room apartment (sea view)

Suite

Luxury Suite

single $850

single $900

single $1100

single $1250

double $550

double $600

double $650

double $750

Libraries, associations, publishers, universities, companies can take the opportunity to present their products at the Crimea 2007 exhibition. Exhibitors may arrange special presentations of their products and services with prior notification of the Organizing Committee.

Exhibition fee (stand rental) covers a table, 2 chairs, partitions, and a power socket:

2.5 m x 2 m (standard) $350 5 m x 2 m (extended) $600

Computers, other equipment and furniture rental are available on a preliminary request for additional fee.

E-mail, fax and the Internet service can be provided on a charged basis by the Conference service center.

Penalties: The prices are subject to change after April 15, 2007.

Accommodation and registration fees, stand rental payments received after April 15 should be:

before May 1, 2007 - 110%, before June 1, 2007 - 120%.

ATTENTION!

The Conference additional services: pre- and post-conference stay and tour program at "Sudak" Tourist and Health Center and registration of participants with children. For further information please contact the Organizing Committee.

You are kindly requested to complete the registration form and send it by fax or e-mail or register online no later than April 1, 2007

YOU ARE WELCOME TO THE WONDERFUL LAND OF CRIMEA AND THE BLACK SEA !

Arrival dates are June 9 and 10, 2007.

Departure dates are June 16 and 17, 2007.

Professional Program: June 11-15, 2007.

The Conference Web-sites:

http://www.iliac.org/crimea2007
http://www.gpntb.ru/win/inter-events/crimea2007
(for online registration also)

For further information and general requests please contact the Organizing Committee:
Tel: +7(495) 624-9458; +7(495) 623-9998
Fax: +7(495) 621-9862; +7(495) 625-9750
E-mail: crimea@gpntb.ru

Regional managers:

North and South America:
tel: +7(495) 628-1340
e-mail: crimea.america@gpntb.ru

Europe:
tel: +7(495) 624-9458
e-mail: crimea.europe@gpntb.ru

Asia, Africa, Australia and Oceania:
tel: +7(495) 623-4124
e-mail: crimea.world@gpntb.ru

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