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Subject: Registration Available: Disappearing disciplinary borders in the social science library - global studies or sea change?

Registration Available for the:

International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions
Science Libraries Section Satellite Conference
Disappearing disciplinary borders in the social science library -
global studies or sea change?

University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
6-7 August 2008


Theme and Objectives

Over the past decade, the nature of social science research and
scholarship has undergone shifts that have blurred the traditional
disciplinary boundaries as research attempts to grapple with phenomena
and issues that require interdisciplinary knowledge and collaboration.
For example, a growing number of institutions and scholars are
venturing into the arena of global studies and globalization studies.
Situated in economics, political science, policy studies, and other
discrete fields of the social sciences, global studies encompass both
the perception and reality of an interconnected world society. The
multi-disciplinary and interdisciplinary nature of studies and
resources in this and similar emerging disciplines draws upon and
influences knowledge in the natural sciences, social sciences, and
policy studies, spanning the entire spectrum of IFLA interests,
including agricultural libraries, information literacy programs,
digital libraries, government libraries, information technology,
health and biosciences libraries, and professional development, and
while covering all of the world's geographic regions.

Given the changes within the social sciences as they have
traditionally been defined, how can academic and special libraries
continue to provide services and resources to researchers who are
working on necessarily interdisciplinary research questions within the
constraints of organizational structures (universities, libraries,
associations, and journals) that can't easily support this work?

Conference Venue

The conference will be held in Toronto, Canada. The venue includes the
University of Toronto Robards Library and the University Faculty Club.
A block of rooms have been reserved at the Toronto Holiday Inn
Midtown, 280 Bloor Street West, which is very nearby.

Registration Cost


The fee will cover a set of the published conference presentations,
lunch, mid-morning and mid-afternoon refreshments, and the conference
dinner. Registration options will include registration for the full 2
day conference and single day registration. An optional tour package
at the conclusion of the conference will also be available.

Preliminary Program:

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
	Informal Meet and Greet for Conference Attendees
            (Details will be forthcoming soon.)

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. -- Registration

8:15 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.
	Coffee and pastries

8:45 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
	Introductions and Greetings from the University of Toronto Libraries
and 	Faculty of Information Science
	Steve Witt, Carol Moore, Judith Dunn, and Victoria Owen

9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
	Plenary Session
	"Disciplinary Boundaries in an Interdisciplinary World" - Margaret
Robb 	(University of Oxford)

10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Track 1 - Interdisciplinarity  in the Social Sciences - Where are we going?

"Being Undisciplined; or Traversing Disciplinary Configurations in
Social Science and Humanities Databases:  Conceptual Considerations
for Interdisciplinarity and Multidisciplinarity" - Jean-Pierre Hérubel
(Purdue University)
"Library Area Studies Organizations and Multi-Disciplinary Collecting
and Research: The Seminar on the Acquisition of Latin American Library
Materials (SALALM) Experience" - Mark Grover (Brigham Young

"Walls Tumbling Down - Our Opportunity" - Jeffrey Knapp (Pennsylvania
State University, Altoona College)

Track 2 - Dataservices - A future for  the Social Sciences?

"Share and Share Alike?  Data-Sharing Practices in Different
Disciplinary Domains in the Social Sciences" - JoAnn Jacoby
(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

"Realistically, Isn't Everything Social Science Data?" - Cindy Severt
(University of Wisconsin at Madison)

"Interdisciplinary Social Science Research and Socio-Economic
Databases: Indian Scenario" - P.R. Goswami (National Social Science
Documentation Centre, Indian Council of Social Science Research)

12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. - Lunch on your own

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
	Plenary Session

2:45 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Track 3 - Continuing Challenges

"Disappearing Disciplinary Borders in the Social Sciences - Data
Acquisition - Access -- Management" - Jon Stiles (University of
California, Berkeley) and Libbie Stephenson (UCLA)

"Congressional Documents: Opening Content for Multidisciplinary
Studies" - Catherine Jervy (Lexis-Nexis), Marianne Ryan (Purdue

"Globaldisciplinarity in Academic Libraries" - Tasha  Cooper (Syracuse
University) and Urmila  Sharma (Syracuse University)

Track 4 - Social Networks and Interdisciplinary Networking

"The Digital Difference of Online Social Networking in the Caribbean"
- Fay Durrant (The University of the West Indies)

"Community contributed content with Web 2.0 social bookmarking tools"
- Michel Wesseling and Richard Lalleman (Institute of Social Studies,
The Hague, Netherlands)

"The Interdisciplinary Communities of Practice of the Karst
Information Portal" - Kay Townsend (University of South Florida, St.
Petersburg) and E. Spencer Fleury (University of South Florida, Tampa)

6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
	Conference Dinner
	Keynote Speaker - David Moorman (Social Sciences and Humanities
Research 	Council of Canada)

Thursday, August 7, 2008

8:15 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. - Registration

8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
	Coffee and pastries
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
	Plenary Session

10:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Track 1 - Interdisciplinarity Continued

"Collection or Content?  Developing a Social Science Proposition in
the British Library" Jude England (The British Library)

"Trans-Atlantic Masters Program:  Crossing Global and Disciplinary
Boundaries"  Angele Bardeen (University of North Carolina, Chapel
Hill) and Lisa Norbert (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)

""Keeping Up with the Joneses:  New Models to Support Developing
Needs"  Terry B. Hill (North Carolina Central University/UNC Chapel

Track 5 - Social Science Portals

"Promoting Interdisciplinary Resources:  Teaching Scholars Portal Search"
Jenny Mendelsohn (University of Toronto) and Patricia Bellamy
(University of Toronto)

"Going Global:  Facilitating Global Research and Education at GMU
Libraries"  LeRoy LaFleur (George Mason University), Melissa Johnson
(George Mason University), and Beth Roszkowski (George Mason

"No Passport Needed:  Border Crossings in the Academic Library"  Susan
Alteri (Wayne State University) and Michael Sensiba (Wayne State

Noon - 1:30 p.m.

	Wrap-up Luncheon and Presentations
	Lynne Rudasill, Steve Witt

2:00 p.m. - Tours - TBA

Steve Witt
Associate Director
Center for Global Studies
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
1705 Presidential Tower, MC-429
302 East John Street
Champaign, Illinois 61820
Phone: 217.265.7518
Fax: 217.265.7519
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