Call for Papers

The call for papers is now closed.


Proposals are welcome for:

  • Full papers (25 minutes). These may include novel ideas/methodologies; case studies applying novel methodologies; innovative and/or complex ideas.
  • Lightning papers (10 minutes). These may include case studies applying existing methodologies; have niche applicability or a single thread or may be suitable for testing initial stage research/projects.
  • Workshops (1.5 hours). These sessions provide practical hand-on development and training in any of the themes outlined below.

Proposals from early career practitionersor those that outline current doctoral research at whatever stage are especially welcomed.


The conference theme for 2019 is Data analytics: changing the information landscape.Submissions are equally welcome on any aspect of performance measurement of relevance to the library and information sector.

Results of performance measurement
  • Digital storage and transformations
  • Diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Learning and teaching
  • Organizational culture and change
  • Research and scholarly life cycle
  • Services, collections (including specialized collections), and programs
  • Space planning and use
  • Staff and relationships
  • Value and impact
Performance measurement methods
  • Analytics
  • Data management and visualization
  • Frameworks
  • Innovative techniques
  • Measurement and measures/indicators
  • Methodologies, methods, tools and techniques
  • Usability
  • User experience (UX)


Your abstract for a full paper or lightning paper should be a maximum of 1000 words. It should be set out using the following sub-headings:

  • Purpose
  • Design, methodology or approach
  • Findings (as applicable)​
  • Research or practical limitations or implications (as applicable)
  • Conclusions
  • Originality and value of the proposal

​Your proposal for a workshop should be a maximum of 1000 words. It should be set out using the following sub-headings:

  • Audience
  • What participants will learn
  • Topics covered
  • How active participation of attendees will be facilitated
  • Room and technology requirements


Submissions will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

  • Relevance to conference topic: ‘Data Analytics: changing the information landscape’;
  • Relevance to the practical or research-based needs and interests of the target audience;
  • Quality and significance of the contribution to library performance measurement; and
  • Clarity of expression.

All proposals will be subject to double-blind peer-review.

Terms and Conditions

It is a condition of submission that at least one author of each paper must register and pay to attend the full Conference. Papers submitted to the Conference should be based upon original work which has not been published elsewhere nor submitted to a journal or other conference.

The abstract and slides for every presentation will be published immediately following the Conference on the Conference website. All papers should be written up for publication via one of the following three routes:

  1. The Conference Proceedings, which will be published Open Access immediately following the Conference;
  2. Submitted to one of the two partner Emerald Green OA journals: Global Knowledge, Memory and Communication and Performance Measurement and Metrics;
  3. Submitted to a Gold Open Access journal, click here for our suggestions