2nd Annual University of Toronto ischool Student Conference

Information Access: Commons, Control, Controversy (IAC3)
March 19-20, 2010

We welcome original papers from graduate students on the theme of information access and all its aspects as related to archives, libraries, museums and information systems. This broad area of inquiry considers the implications of the organization, communication and ownership of information, and combines the realms of policy, theory and practice. This conference provides students with the opportunity to present and discuss their work with peers, scholarly researchers and information professionals and practitioners. Due to the interdisciplinary nature of this topic, we encourage participation from students working on issues related to information access based in all fields of study. For more information on the conference, visit our website: http://ia3cconference.ischool.utoronto.ca>ischool.utoronto.ca

Possible topics include:

bibliographic access * accessibility * the access gap * universal access and information poverty * cognitive access * freedom of information/right to privacy* curation as the facilitation of access * government information * copyright/left * open content controversies* too much access? * natural language /controlled vocabulary * unauthorized access * telecommunication access * the archive: read only access * the internet as library * museums: access on display?* free access to law movement * open source software * consolidation and non competitive practices in media and the publishing industry * equity of access and the library bill of rights * unequal access: race, class, gender and information

Submission Guidelines:

Presentations made at IAC3 will be 15 minutes long. Please submit a 200-300 word abstract including the following information: paper title, name of presenter, institutional affiliation, telephone number, e-mail address, and a short bio. Submissions should indicate whether specific equipment is required. Last date for submission of abstracts is December 21, 2009. The committee will communicate their decisions to prospective presenters by January 26, 2010.

Submit by e-mail attachment to conference organizers Laura Shtern and Patricia Ayala at ia3cconference@gmail.com

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