12th ECMHL Lisbon: 1st Call for Papers

The 12th European Conference of Medical and Health Libraries, Estoril, Lisbon, Portugal, 14th – 18th June 2010


The International Programme Committee invites you to submit papers and
posters for the 12th European Conference of Medical and Health
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.

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION will be online only from the 1st July 2009 until
6th of November 2009. http://www.eahil.uio.no/cop_index.html

Abstract submission instructions

1. Both EAHIL members and non-members may submit abstracts. EAHIL
members will login with their ordinary username and password.
Non-members first have to register their personal details to get a
username and password.

2. When you login, you come to the abstract submission system. Click
on „Papers“. If you already have submitted abstract(s), you will get a
list of your abstract(s) and you can update the information by
clicking on the title. If you want to submit a paper or poster, click
on „Add paper“. For author information, use format: surname, forename;
surname, forename.

3. Abstract length should not exceed 2500 characters.

4. Within the abstract submission period 1st July to 6st of November
2009, you may update your abstract.

Abstracts should be submitted online by the 6th of November 2009.
Notification of acceptance will be made by the 21st of December 2009.
The authors should confirm their participation in the Conference by
the 31st of January 2010. The full text of accepted papers should be
submitted by the 30th of April 2010.

The full text of all the conference papers will be published on

Isabel Andrade, Chair of the International Programme Committee,
isabel.andrade@ensp.unl.pt Paula Saraiva, Co-chair of the
International Programme Committee, psaraiva@fm.ul.pt