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Publication Date: Wednesday, 21 February 2018 - 13:22



library and information science



IFLA 2018 calls for papers: "Genealogy and Local History"

Source : LISNA
IFLA 2018 calls for papers on "Genealogy and Local History" at Kuala Lumpur Conference this year. 
IFLA 2018 calls for papers:


LISNA - Genealogy and Local History Section (GENLOC) joint with Asia and Oceania Section and Rare Books and Special Collection Section, invite proposals for papers to be presented at the joint open session during 24-30 August 2018, IFLA WLIC in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Theme: “ Genealogy and Local History Collection Development - Challenges and Opportunities”.

The session welcomes papers that discuss topics, but not limited to:

Acquisition of genealogy and local history, related policies, requirements and authorities

Hurdles and problems of collecting genealogy materials and related technical services

Models of information services in terms providing genealogy and local history collections

The session encourage evidence-based practice and invite presentations and analysis of projects which can be of practical value to others. Submission in other formats than academic papers (such as reports and essays) are welcome.


The deadline for submitting a detailed summary (up to 250 words) and full author details is 28 February 2018, using the following web address:


If this website is unavailable, please contact Section Chair:

Chihfeng P. Lin, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Bozena Rasmussen, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


For full information about the theme, details on submitting proposals, etc., see

IFLA WLIC 2018 website:


Genealogy and Local History blog:

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