Friday, August 22, 2008

3rd HICSA National Conference CALL FOR PAPERS

You are invited to submit an abstract for the following conference:

24 & 25 November 2008
Onderstepoort, Pretoria, Gauteng

THEME: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow: Towards a new future for health libraries.

Sub themes include the following:

Yesterday: “Make the history live again!”
- Digital repositories
- Indigenous knowledge
- Traditional medicine

Today: “We’re in this together!”
- Collaboration and sharing
- Partnerships
- Communication of information & knowledge
- Web / Library 2.0 Applications to enhance library services
- Serving our clients

Tomorrow: “What’s new?”
- Tomorrow will learn from today: Evidence–based medicine
- Serving tomorrow’s leaders: new trends in education
- The future of libraries
- Innovation in the library environment
- Challenges of Change
- Marketing your library
- The librarian of the future

The conference will take place at the Onderstepoort Veterinary Institute and will include keynote papers and paper presentation sessions. A workshop will be held after the conference at the Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Pretoria (Onderstepoort). It will focus on Library 2.0 / Web 2.0 applications.

I would particularly like to invite you to respond to the conference call for papers. Papers submitted for the conference proceedings will be published online.

The deadline for the call for papers is 3 October 2008. Abstracts (max 500 words) can be e-mailed to

A Conference Web Page or Blog will soon be available with all the information as well as registration details.

Marguerite Nel
Hon. Secretary HICSA

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