Types of contributions

Invited are the following types of contributions:

  1. Papers: 20 minute presentations on scholarly research, practical advances, best practices, and educational projects. Both completed research and early work/preliminary results are invited. Submit 1,500 word abstract, plus references by January 15, 2018.

  2. Panels up to 90 minute sessions that will be interactive and offer different perspectives and approaches to a specific topic.  Authors must propose the format and invite up to five panelists (including the moderator). Submit 750 word abstract, plus references by January 15, 2018.

  3. Workshops: up to 90 minute sessions that will be tutorial and educational in nature, and are intended to foster interactive discussions for attendees who share common interest. Submit 750 word description, plus references by January 15, 2018.

  4. Posters: short graphic presentations that will be presented in a special Minute Madness session. Awards will be given for Best Poster. Submit 750 word abstract, plus references by February 15, 2018. Poster guidelines

  5. PhD Forum: short presentations by doctoral students, particularly as related to their dissertation. The PhD Forum provides doctoral students the opportunity to present their work to senior faculty in relatively informal setting and to receive feedback on their dissertation by a panel of international educators. Submit 750 word description, plus references by  February 15, 2018.

  6. Student Showcase: short presentations by undergraduate and graduate students, related to their academic research, practical projects, etc. The showcase will provide students with opportunity to get feedback on their work in informal setting and advice on how to develop their work further and get published. LIDA 2018 Outstanding Student Award will be given for best presentations in this section. Submit 750 word description, plus references by February 15, 2018.

Important: All proposal will be refereed in a double-blind process and MUST follow formal LIDA guidelines available at LIDA 2018 website (http://lida.ffos.hr/2018/submissions/). Proposals will not go forward for review if templates are not used. The conference language is English and all work should be in English, original and not previously presented or published.

Submission of proposals/extended abstracts should be made using the EasyChair submission system (https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=lida2018)

Authors can chose to participate in the conference only with the presentation OR both to present their work and submit a full-text manuscript. In both cases, at least one author must be registered and present at the conference. All full-text manuscripts will be considered for publication in the open access, peer-reviewed scholarly journal Libellarium: Journal for the research of writing, books and cultural heritage institutions. Libellarium is indexed by EBSCO and Erich II, and has applied for inclusion into Scopus. Full-text manuscripts MUST follow author instructions provided by Libellarium and be written in English (If English is not your first language, manuscript MUST be edited by a native English speaker). Manuscripts will be returned if they are not proof-read.

Invitation to institutions
Libraries, information agencies, professional organizations, publishers, and service providers are invited to consider participation at LIDA by providing a demonstration, workshop, or exhibit about their products, services or advances, or by presenting a paper or poster about their activities, as related to the two themes. Sponsorship of an event is also invited. Institutions can benefit as well: we will provide course materials to participants so that they can communicate and transfer topics of interest to their institution.