Call for Papers – RAILS 2016



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The Research Applications, Information and Library Studies (RAILS) is Australasia’s premier research conference for information and library studies and related disciplines. This annual conference brings together educators, researchers and practitioners within the information professions to encourage a culture of informed and innovative research practice. The 2016 conference will be held in Wellington, New Zealand on 6-8 December 2016. 


We invite educators, practitioners, and research students to submit proposals on the conference theme Hono Tangata: Rangahaua kia mārama—Bridging the gap: From research to practice in information studies. Full papers (20 minutes with 10 minutes for Q&A) are sought, as well as proposals for panel discussions and posters showcasing works in progress or completed research projects. The closing date for all submissions is 1 August 2016.


All proposals as are to be submitted through the EasyChair system at


Further information about the conference is available on the conference website ( ) or by contacting the conference chair, Dr. Brenda Chawner at