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CfP: CoLIS9 in Uppsala June 27-29, 2016. Deadline Jan 15, 2016

We invite authors to submit research papers (up to 5000 words), short research papers (up to 3000 words), panels, workshops, alternative events and posters to the 9th conference on Conceptions of Library and Information Science (CoLIS) held in Uppsala, Sweden June 27-29, 2016.

Conceptions of Library and Information Science (CoLIS) is a series of international conferences aiming to provide a broad forum for the exploration and exchange of ideas in the field of Library and Information Science, Information Studies, and related disciplines. It welcomes diverse contributions offering empirical, theoretical and historical perspectives. The 9th conference in the series is organised by the Department of ALM, Uppsala University and Division of ALM, Lund University.

Three keynote lectures by

  • Prof. Geoffrey Bowker, ¬†University of California, Irvine, USA
    "Distributed and Potential Memory: remembering in an age of total recall"
  • Prof. Louise Limberg, University of Bor√•s, Sweden
    "Analysing or synthesising Library and Information Science : Sketching past achievements, current happenings and future prospects"
  • Prof. Pamela McKenzie, University of Western Ontario, Canada
    "Context" in context: twenty years of an everyday concept in LIS/IS

Consult the full Call for papers available at for details about submissions, and the conference.

Deadline for all submissions (apart from the doctoral forum) is Jan 15, 2016.

Questions regarding paper submissions incl. posters should be directed to Dr. Isto Huvila ( Questions regarding panels, workshops and other formats should be directed to Dr. Jutta Haider (

Questions about the conference should be sent to the conference chair Kerstin Rydbeck ( or the co-chair Olof Sundin (

CoLIS9 is also on Facebook at