CALL FOR PAPERS AND POSTERSThe Inter-American Association of Librarians and Agricultural Information Specialists, is pleased to invite all the professionals related to the management of agricultural and environment information, to participate in the fifteenth Edition of the Inter-American Meeting for Librarians and Agricultural Information Specialists Meeting to be held at the National Library of Peru, Lima, on 27th-29th October 2009.
TOPICS1.) Open Access to information in Agricultural Innovation in Latin and North America State of the Art - Research and Analysis. Promotion of Open Access movement (OA), applied to institutions around the world, such as FAO, focusing on the effort to reduce the access barriers to information.2.) Perspectives on Open Access and Technologies for Information Management Exchange among creators, managers and users of information the technological possibilities for transferring information through Digital repositories, under quality standards for analysis and dissemination.3.) Professional-Social Networks and Local Information Systems Emphasize the impact of OA movement in Latin America and North America, under Public information Policies, Local Information Systems, Tele-Centers and Specialist Management. Guarantee the multiple and intellectual property on scientific and ancestral knowledge in agricultural sciences through public and ethics information resources.4.) Other issues and topics related, e.g. difficulties in accessing to agricultural or environmental information
PRESENTING PROPOSALS FOR PAPERS AND POSTERS* The deadline for submitting the abstract along with complete author's details is by April 1st, 2009 for communications and May 1st, 2009 for posters* Abstracts (500 words minimum, maximum 900) must be sent by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and / or email@example.com.* Must include a provisional title which clearly identifies the content, stating the main topic of the work* It can be in Spanish, Portuguese or English.* The author(s) should indicate personal full contact details and include summary curriculum vitae with the abstractOnce reviewed, selected abstracts will be published in mid-April 2009 for Communications and in mid-May 2009 for Posters
ELECTION OF ACCEPTED ABSTRACTSThe work proposed will be reviewed by the XV International RIBDA 2009 Academic Committee, under the following criteria:* Contribution to the conference objectives, addressing the themes proposed * Originality and validity of the analysis method, tools used and results obtained* Inclusive works on ancient knowledge, capturing their best practices * Scientific Consistency, clarity, simplicity and cleanliness in divulging the results.http://www.aibdaperu.org/