Carto 2015 - Call for papers / Appel à communications

The ACMLA/ACACC's 49th annual conference and annual general meeting will be held in Ottawa from June 16th to June 19th, 2015. Co-hosted by Carleton University and University of Ottawa, the workshops will take place at Carleton on Tuesday, June 16th, with the conference sessions to be held at uOttawa from June 17th to 19th.

The conference organizers invite librarians, archivists and other geographic information specialists to submit proposals for papers and workshops about how we connect users to our geospatial and cartographic collections. This year's theme is Discovering and using cartographic resources: A user-centred focus.

In a constantly changing information landscape, the users we serve, and their needs, are evolving at a rapid pace. Innovations in technologies and services have allowed us to reach more users than ever before.

Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

Proposals may be submitted in French or English. Please submit an abstract (250 words) of your proposal and a brief biography to the online submission form.

Le 49ème conférence annuelle de l'Association des cartothèques et archives cartographiques du Canada sera à Ottawa, du mardi 16 juin à vendredi 19 juin, 2015. Les ateliers seront à l'Université Carleton le 16 juin. Les présentations et réunions du colloque seront à l'Université d'Ottawa, du 17 juin au 19 juin.

Les organisateurs du colloque invitent bibliothécaires, archivistes et autres spécialistes de l’information géographique à soumettre des propositions de présentations et d’ateliers portant sur les moyens de relier les utilisateurs à nos collections géospatiales et cartographiques. Cette année, le thème est Découvrir et utiliser les ressources cartographiques : l'approche axée sur l'utilisateur.

Dans un monde de l'information en constante évolution, les utilisateurs que nous servons et leurs besoins évoluent à un rythme rapide. Des innovations technologiques et des nouveaux mode de services nous ont permis d'atteindre plus d'utilisateurs que jamais auparavant.

Voici quelques-uns des thèmes qui pourront être abordés dans le cadre du colloque:

Les communications pourront être prononcées en français ou en anglais.

Veuillez faire parvenir un résumé (250 mots) de votre communication ainsi qu’une bref biographie au formulaire en ligne.

ACMLA Annual Student Paper Contest

The ACMLA Awards Committee is now accepting submissions for the eleventh annual ACMLA Student Paper Contest. Papers must be submitted to the Committee by April 15, 2015.

Guidelines for the Student Paper Award

  1. The Student Papers Award will consist of a prize of $250 and free membership in the Association for one year.
  2. The award includes an invitation to present the winning paper at the Annual Conference. The Association will waive registration fees and provide a travel stipend of $250.00.
  3. The award will normally be given on an annual basis to a student from Canada or studying in Canada currently enrolled in a post-secondary institution (college or university).
  4. The award will be announced at the Association's Annual Conference.
  5. The essay shall be original and unpublished and of no more than 3000 words.
  6. Primary consideration for the award will be given to the essay's originality and its contribution to new knowledge and insight. Other considerations include the author's demonstration of the relevance of the subject, the quality of the presentation and documentation, and the literary merits of the essay.

Please direct questions to Eva Dodsworth.


ACMLA actively serves as the representative professional group for Canadian map librarians, cartographic archivists and others interested in geographic information in all formats. Since its inception in 1967, the achievements of the Association have been notable, including a vigorous publishing program, development of professional standards and international cataloguing rules, and efforts to increase national awareness of issues concerning spatial information and recognition of the contribution of map libraries and cartographic archives. More...