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The International Programme Committee invites you to submit papers and posters for the 12th European Conference of Medical and Health Libraries “DISCOVERING NEW SEAS OF KNOWLEDGE: technologies, environments and users in the future of health libraries” to be held in Estoril, Lisbon, Portugal, 14th - 18th June 2010.

The Committee invites research papers, innovative approaches, examples of best practice and case studies on the following topics:

Health technologies assessment, for example:
Information support for health care decision-makers. Evidence provision for the introduction, allocation and cost-effective use of medical technologies.

Evidence-based librarianship, for example:
Supporting evidence-based health care. Evidence-based library and information practice.

Bibliometrics, for example:
Qualitative indicators. Measuring impact and quality. Citation indexing systems. Cost justification for information services.

Preservation and memory, for example:
Old collections in a digital world.

Health and biomedical informatics, for example:
Data analysis and data mining. Content analysis. Health databases. Ontology. Web search and information credibility.

Library spaces and places, for example:
Physical and virtual spaces. Changing physical library space. Value of library and information services. Health libraries architecture. Ubiquitous libraries.

Scholarly publishing and open access, for example:
Self-archiving. Scientific information. Knowledge society. Copyright agreements. Pre-print and post-print. Publishing systems.

Emerging technologies and tools, for example:
Innovative health information management. Mobile technologies. Information visualisation. Wiki technology and communities. Virtual libraries. Microblogging. Communication and collaboration technologies. Semantic web. Web 2.0 and Web 3.0. technologies.

Health librarians in the 21st century, for example:
Opportunities, roles, competencies, skills, marketing, leadership.

Information literacy
, for example:
Advocacy, marketing and promotion. Recognizing the need. User education. Benchmarking.

User statistics, for example:
Performance measures. Benchmarking. Quality measurement.

Library management, for example:
Fund raising. Accreditation. Partnerships. Stakeholders. Ethical issues in information practice.

Final extended date for abstract submission is November 9, 2009.