fredag, december 16, 2005
4th International Conference on the Book, Boston (deadline Jan. 15)
Overall Theme 2006: SAVE, CHANGE or DISCARD — Tradition and Innovation in the World of Books
- Narratives and their representation: past, present and future.
- Academic publishing at the crossroads: journals, monographs and eprints.
- Professional and technical writing: new media and new messages.
- Creative writing: so what's creativity, and how is it taught?
- Writing for children in an era of competing pleasures.
- Language and cultural revival: new authors finding old voices.
- Word processing, html and the digital tools of the contemporary author's trade.
- Perspectives on the history of book production, printing and typography.
- Fonts and typography: the challenge of open source.
- The changing role of the designer.
- Unicode and typesetting in an era of multilingual internationalism.
- Multilingual publishing processes, human translation and machine translation.
- Printers adopt electronic standards: the Job Definition Format.
- Print-on-demand and digital print: new ways of making the old product.
- The long and short of publishing: mass markets versus niche markets; long run versus short-run publishing.
- The work of the editor: past traditions and new roles.
- Marketing the book: meeting the consumer amidst an overload of retail commodities.
- Publishing ebooks.
- Small presses and specialist presses: prospects and opportunities.
- Digital rights management: The electronic future of copyright.
- Publishing as a tool of knowledge management.
- Publishing as a means of capacity development.
- Managing the content workflow: from desktop publishing to open standards.
- The history and sociology of publishing.
- Changing technologies of book printing and binding.
- Repurposing content and multipurpose publishing.
- Digital supply chain management—the journey of the cultural content, from the creator to the consumer.
- Electronic reading devices: what works and what doesn't.
- Reading the phone: content delivery on 3G devices.
- Standards for digital rights management.
- Barriers and possibilities for disability access to electronic and other published material.
- Librarians' work today.
- eBooks in libraries
- MARC and MODS and METS—and other electronic cataloguing acronyms.
- Metadata and resource discovery.
- Indexing and cataloguing in the electronic age.
- Retailing realities—the bookstore of the past meets the bookstore of the future.
- Bookstores online: creating new local and global markets.
- B-2-B ecommerce: the rise and rise of the ONIX standard.
- Book data: expanding access.
- The textbook as a medium of instruction.
- 'Learning objects' and elearning.
- Print-on-demand in the new learning environment.
- Distance learning: old challenges and new opportunities.
- The place of text in a multimedia learning environment.
- Educational electronic publishing standards: IMS, SCORM and others.
- The past, present and future of reading.
- Print literacy in an era of multimodal communications.
- Readers' experiences of electronic reading devices.
- From reader to user: how does the screen change the role of the reader?
The deadline for the next round call for papers is 15 January 2006.
Presentations accepted so far can be viewed in the Session Description area of this site.
In-person Presentations: The conference organising committee is currently inviting proposals to present 30 minute papers, 60 minute workshops, jointly presented 90 minute colloquium sessions, or Virtual submissions. These might describe ‘real world’ initiatives or they might be academic research papers.
Presenters may choose to submit their papers for refereeing and publication at any time before the conference, and up until one month after the conference. Participants requiring full refereeing before the conference are advised to submit their papers at least three months before the conference.