Conferences and Meetings
International Conference on Asia-Pacific Digital Libraries (ICADL 2013)
|Date:||9-11 December 2013|
|Comments:||Call for Papers: International Conference on Asia-Pacific Digital Libraries (ICADL 2013)
December 9-11, 2013, Bangalore, India; http://www.isim.ac.in/icadl2013/Index.html
Paper submission via: https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=icadl2013
About the ICADL Conference
The International Conference on Asia-Pacific Digital Libraries (ICADL) series is a significant forum for digital libraries research, providing an opportunity for researchers, educators, and practitioners to share their experiences. Since its first meeting in Hong Kong (ICADL 1998) the ICADL has rotated annually among the Asia-Pacific countries, and evolved to become one of the premiere conferences in digital libraries.
The emergence of social media and the availability of social networking platforms offer enormous opportunity to leverage them for “connecting with the user community” and building a strong networked community of stakeholders across the life cycle of information creation to consumption. The ICADL 2013 will focus on the tools, methods, processes and case studies of “Social Media and Community networks’ that advance the field of digital libraries. We solicit papers on the theme of Social Media and Community Networks for potential publication in ICADL 2013. Areas of interest include, but are not restricted to, the following:
- Community-based web or online services
- Social architectures for digital libraries
- Electronic publishing
- Community informatics
- Human factors in digital libraries
- Cognitive modelling of social media and communities
- Community information retrieval and browsing
- Social network analysis
- Data mining in communities and social media
- Information integration across communities
- Interoperability of multi-community information
- Metadata and cataloguing in community repositories
- Mobile services over social media
- Social media analytics
- Cross-cultural and cross-linguistic communities
- Novel digital content for social environments
- Technologies for social media and community networks
- Personalized service and user modelling
- Community networks for scientific data
- Security and privacy in social media and community networks
- Systems, algorithms, and models for data preservation
- Healthcare Informatics
- Information visualization
Papers submitted to ICADL 2013 should not be under review for any other conference or journal. A paper should be significantly different from previously published work, and should represent original contributions. Duplicate submissions will be rejected. If you have questions about how this policy applies to your work, please feel free to send an email to the General Chair or Program Committee Chairs.
Authors who wish to submit papers to ICADL 2013 should register their paper and submit an abstract as per the deadlines given in the Important Dates section. Papers for which abstracts have not been registered by the due date will be rejected. Authors may choose among three formats: full papers, short papers and posters. Papers in all these formats will be included in the proceedings and will be presented at the conference. All submissions will be rigorously peer-reviewed.
Full papers are expected to report on mature work, or on efforts that have reached an important milestone. They must not exceed 10 pages including references and appendices.
Short papers can highlight efforts that might be in an early stage, but are important for the community to be aware of. They can also present theories or systems that can be described concisely in the limited space. They must not exceed 4 pages in all.
Posters can be used for presentation of late-breaking results in an informal, interactive manner. Poster proposals must not exceed 2 pages.
All contributions must be written in English and must follow Springer's formatting guidelines (http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html). Papers are to be submitted via the ICADL 2013 EasyChair page (https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=icadl2013). All accepted papers will be published by Springer's Lecture Notes in Computer Science series as conference proceedings. At least one author from each paper must register for the main conference and present their work during the conference.
Submission site opening: Friday, May 10, 2013
Abstract submission deadline: 11:59 PM, Friday, June 21, 2013, India Time (GMT + 05:30)
Submission deadline: 11:59 PM, Friday, June 28, 2013, India Time (GMT + 05:30)
Acceptance notification: Friday, August 2, 2013
Camera ready deadline: 11:59 PM, Friday, August 30, 2013, India Time (GMT + 05:30)
- N. Balakrishnan, Indian Institute of Science, India
- Shalini R. Urs, University of Mysore, India
- Abhinanda Sarkar, MYRA School of Business, Mysore, India
- Jin-Cheon Na, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
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"CurateGear 2014: Enabling the Curation of Digital Collections"
|Date:||8 January 2014|
|Location:||William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA|
|Comments:||"CurateGear 2014: Enabling the Curation of Digital Collections"
Following the success of CurateGear 2012 and 2013, please join us for CurateGear 2014, a day-long event focused on digital curation tools and methods. See demonstrations, hear about the latest developments, and discuss applications in professional contexts. CurateGear will be an interactive event focused on digital curation tools and methods. The symposium will take place on January 8, 2014 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Registration information coming soon.
Speakers will include:
Jonathan Crabtree, Odum Institute
•Lori Donovan, Internet Archive
•Kelly Eubank, State Archives of North Carolina
•Dan Gillean, Artefactual Systems
•Andrea Goethals, Harvard Library
•Carolyn Hank, University of Tennessee
•Greg Jansen, UNC Libraries
•Leslie Johnston, Library of Congress
•Howard Lander, Renaissance Computing Institute
•Cal Lee, University of North Carolina
•Nancy McGovern, MIT Libraries
•Don Mennerich, New York Public Library
•Reagan Moore, University of North Carolina
•Daniel Pitti, University of Virginia
•Ryan Scherle, Duke University
•Katherine Skinner, Educopia Institute
•Carissa Smith, DuraSpace
•Mike Thuman, Tessella
•Helen Tibbo, University of North Carolina
•Dirk von Suchodoletz, University of Freiburg
•Michelle Underhill, State Library of North Carolina
•Brad Westbrook, ArchivesSpace
•Doug White, National Institute for Standards and Technology
•Kam Woods, University of North Carolina
_______________ Dr. Helen R. Tibbo, Alumni Distinguished Professor, President, 2010-2011 & Fellow, Society of American Archivists, School of Information and Library Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3360. Tel: 919-962-8063 Fax: 919-962-8071 firstname.lastname@example.org
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AUSTRALASIAN WEB CONFERENCE (AWC 2014)
|Date:||20-23 January 2014|
|Location:||Auckland, New Zealand|
|Comments:||AUSTRALASIAN WEB CONFERENCE (AWC 2014) http://www.cs.otago.ac.nz/awc2014/
CALL FOR PAPERS
AWC 2014 aims to bring together researchers in an effort to highlight the state-of-the-art and discuss the issues and opportunities to explore new research directions and develop new ideas. AWC 2014 calls for submissions in all areas of Web research, including but not limited to the following:
*Emerging Web techniques
*Interfaces and Accessibility
*Interoperability and heterogeneous systems
*Performance and scalability and availability
*Personalization and recommender systems
*Security and Privacy
*Social networks and communities
*Web of Things
*Web services and SOC
*XML and semi-structured data management
All submissions will be reviewed by the program committee for inclusion in the AWC 2014 proceedings. Each paper will be judged on its originality, significance, technical quality, relevance to AWC 2014, and presentation. Papers should be no more than 10 pages in length conforming to the formatting instructions for the Australian Computer Society (ACS) - Conferences in Research and Practice in Information Technology (CRPIT) Australian Computer Science Communications series.
General Chair - Andrew Trotman (University of Otago)
PC Chairs - Stephen Cranefield (University of Otago), Jian Yang (Macquarie University)
Paper Submission: 12th August 2013
Author Notification: 8th October 2013
Final Manuscript Due: 29th October 2013
Author Registration Due: 4th November 2013
Early Bird Registration Due: 2nd December 2013
MORE INFORMATION http://www.cs.otago.ac.nz/awc2014/
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|Date:||29-31 January 2014|
|Comments:||Swedish School for Library and Information Science (SSLIS) at the University of Borås, Sweden. Next year SSLIS, together with the University of Barcelona, organizes the annual and international BOBCATSSS conference. Being organized through a collaboration between LIS-students from two different countries as well as by targeting both LIS students, professors and practitioners the conference is an event unique in its field.
Today the conference releases its Second Call for Papers. The symposium itself will take place in Barcelona, Spain on Jan 29-31, 2014.
I'm contacting you in order to ask if it is possible to have the BOBCATSSS conference added to your Conference calender. Below you'll find a link to the conference website and attached the Call for Papers. http://bobcatsss2014.hb.se
Swedish School of Library and Information Science / SSLIS
University of Borås, Sweden
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2014 IFLA International Newspaper Conference
|Date:||4 - 5 February 2014|
|Location:||FamilySearch Headquarters, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA|
|Comments:||Call for Papers 2014 IFLA International Newspaper Conference Start Spreading the News!
Date: February 4 – 5, 2014
Venue: FamilySearch Headquarters, Salt Lake City, Utah
The IFLA Newspapers Section is currently seeking papers on or about outreach and marketing strategies for using or promoting online newspaper content, text mining, users of newspaper content, and use of news content for research purposes or as primary sources for historical or contemporary themes for its upcoming United States-hosted conference. In addition to papers focused on the theme of Start Spreading the News, sub-themes on, but not limited to, the following topics are being sought:
Use of social media, such as Facebook, Twitter, news blogs, Flickr, etc.to expose news and raise awareness of news content to users
Emerging research methodologies in using news and news content
Text mining newspapers and news content
Technologies used in text mining and in the presentation of mined data
Case studies of statistical and word patterns research planned or underway of mined news content
Traditional research underway in using digitized newspaper collections
Users’ experiences with digitized newspaper collections
Innovative methods for design, use, and engagement of users in newspaper content systems
Strategies for finding, or finding out about, newspapers in the semantic web
Other paper topics relevant to the main conference theme will also be considered.
As shown by surveys conducted by the National Library of Australia, the California Digital Newspaper Collection, the Cambridge Public Library, and others, historical newspapers are an important source of information for genealogists. Not coincidentally, the IFLA International Newspaper Conference will be held just prior to the 2014 RootsTech Family History and Technology Conference Feb 6-8 (https://rootstech.org/). We encourage authors and conference attendees to consider attending RootsTech as well as the International Newspaper Conference.
Paper topic abstract proposals must be submitted in English as Microsoft Word file and must include:
Title of proposed paper
Abstract of proposed paper (no more than 300 words)
Name(s) of author(s) plus position and/or title
Employer / affiliated institution
Contact information including email address, telephone number
Short biographical statement of author(s)
Abstracts must be submitted by December 1, 2013. Proposal abstracts should be submitted to Sue Kellerman (LSK3@psu.edu).
Notification of Accepted Papers: Authors of accepted papers will be notified by December 30, 2013.
Accepted papers and public presentation: Complete accepted papers should be approximately 3,000-6,000 words in length and must be an original submission; not published elsewhere. Accepted papers must be written in English. The accepted paper will be made available on the IFLA Newspapers Section website. A 20-25 minutes public presentation of a summary of the accepted paper will delivered at the International Newspaper Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah. Any accompanying presentation PowerPoint slides must be submitted before the Conference by January 30, 2014.
December 1, 2013 Paper topic abstract due
December 30, 2013 Acceptance notices sent to authors
January 30, 2014 Completed paper and slide presentation submitted
Please note: The IFLA Newspapers Section regrets that it has no funding to assist prospective authors. Moreover, the submission of an abstract must be on the understanding that the costs of attending the conference including registration, travel, accommodation and other expenses are the responsibility of the presenters of the accepted papers or their institutions. No financial support can be provided by IFLA.
To discuss any matters relating to this Call for Papers, please contact any of the following conference planning committee members: Birdie MacLennan (email@example.com), Sue Kellerman (LSK3@psu.edu), or Frederick Zarndt (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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International Conference on Digital Preservation and Development of Trusted Digital Repositories
|Date:||5-6 February 2014|
|Location:||India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, India|
|Comments:||The Centre of Excellence for Digital Preservation, C-DAC, India and Alliance for Permanent Access (APA) are organizing the International Conference on Digital Preservation and Development of Trusted Digital Repositories at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, India during 5-6 February 2014. Pre-conference workshops are organized on 4th February 2014.
We are pleased to announce that Registration for this conference is now open. The early bird discount can be availed if registered before 31st December 2013.
The conference will have keynote addresses from international experts, various case study presentations of digital preservation from different domains, panel discussions and workshops. We look forward to your active participation in this event.
With best regards,
Dr David Giaretta, MBE Dr Dinesh Katre
Director Associate Director & HOD
Alliance for Permanent Access, EU C-DAC, Pune, India
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|Date:||24-27 Feb 2014|
|Location:||Mission Bay Conference Center at UCSF (University of California San Francisco), USA|
|Comments:||IDCC14 - "Commodity, catalyst or change-agent? Data-driven transformations in research, education, business & society"
We are delighted to announce that the 9th International Digital Curation Conference will be held from Monday 24th February to Thursday 27 February 2014 at the Mission Bay Conference Center at UCSF (University of California San Francisco). http://www.acc-missionbayconferencecenter.com/
IDCC14 will be organised by the Digital Curation Centre UK in partnership with the University of California Curation Center (UC3) at the California Digital Library and the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI).
The Call for Papers and submission details will be announced later this month. http://www.dcc.ac.uk/events/idcc14
Sent on behalf of IDCC14 Programme Committee Co-chaired by Kevin Ashley - Director of the Digital Curation Centre (DCC), Liz Lyon - Associate Director of the DCC, Patricia Cruse, Director of the University of California Curation Center and Clifford Lynch, Executive Director of the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI)
Associate Director Digital Curation Centre (DCC)
HATII, University of Glasgow
11 University Gardens, Glasgow, G12 8QJ, Tel: 0141 330 8592, Email: email@example.com
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EDGE CONFERENCE 2014
|Date:||27 – 28 February 2014|
|Comments:||EDGE CONFERENCE 2014 Global conference pushing the boundaries of public services delivery 27th – 28th February 2014 Edinburgh To book go to:- www.edgeconference.co.uk|
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|Date:||4-7 March, 2014|
|Comments:||Call for Participation: iConference 2014, Berlin, Germany, 4-7 March, 2014
The iConference is an annual gathering of a broad spectrum of scholars and researchers from around the world who share a common concern about critical information issues in contemporary society.
The 2014 conference theme ‘Breaking Down Walls: Culture-Context-Computing’ is an attempt at suggesting that in the realm of new media and new forms of culture, studying information, technology and people is not an either/or proposition. Rather, we have to understand how today’s forms of culture are highly influenced by various forms of computing (e.g. digital heritage, digital archives, digital knowledge production, digital everyday life) and how different forms of culture produce particular forms of computing platforms. For that reason, critical information issues must be addressed and theorized from a wide variety of theoretical and analytical approaches coming from the natural sciences, social sciences and the humanities.
You will find the full Call for Participation on the iconference website
and at the end of this mail.
The ninth annual iConference will take place 4-7 March, 2014, at the Berlin School of Library and Information Science at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. Its program is administered by the Royal School of Library and Information Science, University of Copenhagen.
The four days will include peer-reviewed Papers, Notes, Posters, Workshops and Sessions for Interaction and Engagement. Also included are a Doctoral Student Colloquium and an Early Career Colloquium. Keynote addresses will be given by Tony Hey of Microsoft Research and Melissa Terras of the Department of Information Studies, University College London.
We are looking forward to your participation!
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Institut für Bibliotheks- und Informationswissenschaft
Sitz: Dorotheenstr. 26, 10117 Berlin
Post: Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin
Tel: +49 (0)30 2093-4528
Presented by the iSchools organization (www.ischools.org), the iConference is an annual gathering of information scholars and researchers from around the world who share a common concern about critical information issues in contemporary society. All are invited to participate; affiliation with the iSchools is not a prerequisite.
iConference 2014 is hosted by Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin; its program is administered by the Royal School of Library and Information Science, University of Copenhagen. Microsoft Research is a presenting sponsor. The official proceedings will be published in the IDEALS open repository (Illinois Digital Environment for Access to Learning and Scholarship).
* Conference: http://iconference.ischools.org/iConference14/2014index/
* Past Proceedings: http://ischools.org/the-iconference/
* Facebook: IConference
* Twitter: @iConf | #iconf14
The following is a brief overview; please visit our website for complete submissions guidelines. Authors are discouraged from submitting the same research to different conference submission categories. For example, authors should not submit the same research as a Note and a Poster. Duplicate submissions may not be reviewed or accepted.
We invite papers discussing, analysing, and critiquing theories and concepts, or reporting results of completed original research. Submitted papers should be between 5,000 and 6,000 words (not counting references), and should not have been published or submitted for publication elsewhere. Each will be refereed in a double-blind process. More at
Submission deadline: 15 August 2013, 23:00 GMT
Papers Chairs: Diane H. Sonnenwald, Professor, Chair in Information and Library Studies, UCD School of Information & Library Studies, Dublin; Dietmar Wolfram, Professor, School of Information Studies University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Reports of early and partial results from original research are invited for submission as a Note. Submitted notes should be between 2,000 and 2,500 words (not counting references). Submissions will be refereed in a double-blind process. More at
Submission deadline: 18 September 2013, 23:00 GMT
Notes Chairs: Diane H. Sonnenwald, Professor, Chair in Information and Library Studies, UCD School of Information & Library Studies, Dublin; Dietmar Wolfram, Professor, School of Information Studies University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
We welcome submission of Posters presenting new work, preliminary results and designs, or educational projects. Submitted posters should be around 1,500 words (not including references). These posters will undergo a double-blind review. Posters will be published in the proceedings. More at http://www.iconference.ischools.org/iConference14/posters/
Abstract submission deadline: 18 September 2013, 23:00 GMT
Posters Chairs: Toine Bogers, Assistant Professor, Royal School of Library and Information Science, University of Copenhagen; Paul D. Clough, Senior Lecturer, Information School of Social Science, University of Sheffield.
Workshops can be half- or full day and can focus on any area related to the conference theme (Breaking Down Walls: Culture, Context, Computing) or more broadly to the purview of the iSchools, namely, the relationships among information, people and technology. Please note that workshops should be free of charge to conference participants. More at
Submission deadline: 4 September 2013, 23:00 GMT
Workshops Chairs: Lynn Silipigni Connaway, Senior Research Scientist, OCLC Research; Soo Young Rieh, Associate Professor, School of Information, University of Michigan.
* SESSIONS FOR INTERACTION AND ENGAGEMENT
Formerly called Alternative Events, these sessions can include panels, fishbowls, performances, storytelling, roundtable discussions, wildcard sessions, demos/exhibitions, and more. All should be highly Participatory, informal, engaging, and pluralistic. More at
Submission deadline: 4 September 2013, 23:00 GMT
Sessions for Interaction and Engagement Chairs: Lynn Silipigni Connaway, Senior Research Scientist, OCLC Research; Soo Young Rieh, Associate Professor, School of Information, University of Michigan.
OTHER EVENTS SCHEDULED
* DOCTORAL COLLOQUIUM
The Doctoral Colloquium provides doctoral students the opportunity to present their work to senior faculty and engage with one another in a setting that is relatively informal but that allows for the fullest of intellectual exchanges. Students receive feedback on their dissertation, career paths, and other areas from participating faculty and student peers. Participation in the Doctoral Colloquium is restricted to students who have applied for and been accepted into the Colloquium. More at http://iconference.ischools.org/iConference14/doctoral/
Application deadline: 26 August 2013, 23:00 GMT
Doctoral Colloquium Co-Chairs: Karen E. Fisher, Professor, University of Washington; Jens-Erik Mai, Professor, Royal School of Library and Information Science, University of Copenhagen; Gloria Mack, Professor, University of California, Irvine
* EARLY CAREER COLLOQUIUM
This half-day event is intended for assistant professors, post-docs, or others in pre-tenure positions and builds on the tradition of highly successful events at past iConferences. More at http://www.iconference.ischools.org/iConference14/jr_faculty/
Early Career Colloquium Chairs: Jeffrey Pomerantz, Associate Professor, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Vivien Petras, Professor, Berlin School of Library and Information Science.
Conference Chairs: Michael Seadle, Director of the School and Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Berlin School of Library and Information Science, Berlin; Per Hasle, Rector, Royal School of Library and Information Science, University of Copenhagen.
Program Chairs: Jack Andersen, Vice-Rector and Head of Department, Elke Greifeneder, Assistant Professor, and Beth Juncker, Professor, Royal School of Library and Information Science, University of Copenhagen.
Proceedings Chair: Maxi Kindling, Lecturer, Berlin School of Library and Information Science
Alessandro Acquisti, Carnegie Mellon University
Nicholas Belkin, Rutgers University
John Bertot, University of Maryland College Park
Wade Bishop, University of Tennessee
Catherine Blake, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
Pia Borlund, Copenhagen University
Geoffrey C. Bowker, University of California, Irvine
Nadia Caidi, University of Toronto
Donald Case, University of Kentucky
Chuanfu Chen, Wuhan University
Andrew Clement, University of Toronto
Sheila Corrall, University of Pittsburgh
Kevin Crowston, Syracuse University / National Science Foundation
Mats Dahlström, University of Borås
Kristin Eschenfelder, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Melanie Feinberg, The University of Texas at Austin
Robert Glushko, University of California, Berkeley
Elke Greifeneder, University of Copenhagen
Jette Seiden Hyldegaard, University of Copenhagen
Anita Komlodi, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Christopher Lee, University of North Carolina
Ulf Leser, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Dirk Lewandowksi, Hamburg University of Applied Sciences
Bonnie Mak, University of Illinois
Eric Meyers, University of British Columbia
Karine Nahon, University of Washington
Bonnie Nardi, UC Irvine
Harri Oinas-Kukkonen, University of Oulu
Gary M.Olson, University of California, Irvine
Nils Pharo, Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences
Andreas Rauber, Vienna University of Technology
Howard Rosenbaum, Indiana University
Steve Sawyer, Syracuse University
Kalpana Shankar, University College Dublin
Jaime Snyder, Syracuse University
Juliane Stiller, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Joseph T. Tennis, University of Washington
Robert Villa, University of Sheffield
Lihong Zhou, Wuhan University
More at http://iconference.ischools.org/iConference14/2014index/
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III FORUM ON INFORMATION AND KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT
|Date:||14-18 April 2014|
|Comments:||III FORUM ON INFORMATION AND KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT
In the framework of the XIII International Congress on Information, Info'2014, which will be held from on April 14th-18th, 2014, in the Havana International Conference Center, Cuba, We invite you to participate in the III Forum on Information and Knowledge Management.
The latest editions of the International Congress on Information had dedicated sessions that have addressed the issues of information management and knowledge management in independent modalities , which have allowed the exchange of experiences in different areas of the organizations , so that the Congress Organizing Committee is considering including in a forum both topics and matters relating to social networks and applications that facilitate the process of information and knowledge management , with the goal of national and international exchange experiences , and to meet the challenge the proper use of information and knowledge for the development of society and all its actors.
The topics, that are considered relevant for the Forum are:
• The management of information and knowledge in organizations for information (libraries, archives and other information organizations ).
• Different actors of the information and knowledge society.
• Models of information management and knowledge management as sources for the organizational innovation.
• Participation of users in the creation of information management systems and knowledge management.
•Organizational learning and communities of practice for information and knowledge management.
•Vocational training in information management and knowledge management to meet the needs of organizations of knowledge.
• Computer softwares for the representation of information and knowledge.
• Experience in implementing information and knowledge management models.
• Social networks as a strategy for the information and knowledge management.
• Evaluation and measurement of information management and knowledge management.
• Interdisciplinary aspects related to the management of information and the knowledge.
The Forum will be held on April 14th-18th, 2014. The Organizing Committee will receive the research papers, review, or case studies, specifically those related to the practical application of information and knowledge management in the topics above mentioned.
The topics will be addressed in conferences, workshop sessions and panel discussions which will present scientific papers developed by the speakers.
To colleagues interested in participating as speakers are asked to submit full papers with abstracts of 250 words, including clear sections on: (1) background of the study, (2) the purpose of the work, (3) the methodology/approach used and (4) the main results achieved or expected from established guidelines for the presentation of papers at the Congress, which will be evaluated by peer review system.
Full Paper submission: until January 15th, 2014
Notification of acceptance of papers: until February 28th, 2014
The papers should be sent electronically to the General Coordinator of the Forum, with a copy to the coordinators, to the email addresses listed below.
The delivery date of the final version of the work to be included in the proceedings of the event is the March 10th, 2014.
For more information on papers specifications and the general program of Congress, registration, etc., visit the official congress website at the following address www.congreso-info.cu.For online payment, booking of rooms, etc. please refer to the site www.congreso-info.com
General Coordinator, PhD. Yudayly Stable Rodríguez, Institute of Scientificand Technological Information, 18th A Street between 41 and 47, Havana, Cuba Tel53 7 2078894 53 7 2078884
PhD. Guillermo Correa Uribe, University of Antioquia. University City Street 67 # 53-108 block 12-313, Medellin, Colombia, Tel 574 2195938 firstname.lastname@example.org
PhD.Jorge Salazar Cantón, Autonomous University of Yucatan,Mexico email@example.com
BSc. Jania Cabrera Gato, Institute of Scientificand Technological Information, 18th A Street between 41 and 47, Havana, Cuba. firstname.lastname@example.org
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|Date:||27-30 May 2014|
Thank you for your contribution to the success of the 5th QQML2013 in Rome. Following the Conference Committee decision the next 6th QQML2014 is scheduled to take place in Istanbul, Turkey (27-30 May 2014). Please update your calendar. We are editing and reviewing the conference papers for the QQML2013 conference proceedings. A significant number of selected papers will be included in Books and Journal issues. On behalf of the organizing committee I invite you to participate in the next QQML2014
Kind regards, Anthi Katsirikou, Librarian, PhD, MSc.,
QQML Conference co-chair, Director, University of Piraeus Library, Coordinator of European Documentation Centers in Greece, Adjunct Lecturer at TEI of Athens, Member of the Board of the Association of Greek Librarians and Information Professionals http://www.isast.org Fax 0030 210 3630667 email@example.com
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42nd Annual Conference of the Canadian Association of Information Science & Inaugural Librarians’ Research Institute Symposium
|Date:||28-30 May 2014|
|Location:||Brock University St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada|
|Comments:||42nd Annual Conference of the Canadian Association of Information Science & Inaugural Librarians’ Research Institute Symposium
Connecting Across Borders:Globalization and Information Science Research
Brock University St. Catharines, Ontario May 28- 30th 2014
The conference theme Connecting Across Borders: Globalization and Information Science Research reflects both the international make-up of our conference program committee (chaired by three Canadian ex-pats) and the global reach of information science as a discipline. New technologies, an increasing focus on international and interdisciplinary research collaborations, and a complex, internationalized policy and practice landscape affect the research questions we ask and the research activities we pursue. As researchers, we place our work within a framework of international scholarship and scholarly communication; as practitioners, we explore the nature of services, programs, and organizational vision within contexts of increasing complexity across disciplines and cultural spaces. The research landscape in information science explores a diverse range of populations, settings and contexts; we are a global discipline, connected by shared interests and concerns, and drawn together by the latest technologies.
The conference theme points to the increasing need to recognize, explore, and question the social and cultural assumptions of information science as a discipline, and of our chosen research problems and methodologies, in this global context. We seek papers and presentations that address this broad theme, but may also explore strategies for:
· Conducting information science research with global partners and collaborators;
· Setting research priorities in a global, knowledge-based society;
· Building a global evidence base to guide information science practice;
· Addressing the challenges of digital and virtual research and practice environments;
· Exploring diversity, marginalization and information inequality across borders.
We welcome studies that explore any of these issues, or analyses that more broadly address the theme of connecting across borders in information science research.
In 2014 CAIS is partnering with the CARL (Canadian Association of Research Libraries) Librarians’ Research Institute (LRI) to present the Inaugural Librarians' Research Institute Symposium alongside the CAIS conference. We are pleased to be hosting these events together at Congress for the first time.
Call for proposals.
Proposals may be submitted in English or French. The conference committee strongly encourages submissions from professional and academic researchers. Types of submissions include:
CAIS Papers: 20-minute oral presentations of completed or well-developed projects on topics suitable for publication in scholarly journals. Proposals that report on completed or ongoing research will be given preference. Diverse perspectives (theoretical and applied) and methodologies are welcomed. Proposals should be in the form of an extended abstract (approximately 1000-1500 words excluding references), reporting on research projects, theoretical developments or innovative practical applications. CARL LRI Papers: Participants of the Librarians’ Research Institute are invited to identify their LRI affiliation when submitting papers, to be considered for two dedicated program sessions highlighting LRI research projects. These papers will be reviewed by members of the LRI conference panel.
CAIS Posters: Visual presentations of completed or well-developed projects on topics suitable for publication in scholarly journals. Proposals that report on completed or ongoing research will be given preference. Diverse perspectives (theoretical and applied) and methodologies are welcomed. Proposals should be in the form of a short abstract (with a limit of 750 words excluding references), reporting on research projects, theoretical developments or innovative practical applications. CARL LRI Posters: Participants of the Librarians’ Research Institute are invited to identify their LRI affiliation when submitting posters, to be considered for a dedicated poster session highlighting the work of LRI researchers. These posters will be reviewed by members of the LRI conference panel.
Student- and Practitioner-to-CAIS/ACSI Awards
Submissions by graduate students and by practitioners for CAIS Papers (only) will be considered for these awards. The awards include a monetary prize as well as publication of the full manuscript in the Canadian Journal of Information and Library Science / La Revue Canadienne des Sciences de L’information et de Bibliothéconomie. Students and practitioners should submit full papers by April 14th to be considered for this award. Details of the award, including previous winners, can be found at the CAIS/ACSI website at www.cais-acsi.ca.
Submission Deadline for all proposals is January 13, 2014.
CAIS and LRI submissions will be reviewed using the online EasyChair system. Further instructions and guidelines will be available on the conference website at www.cais-acsi.ca and on the CARL website at http://www.carl-abrc.ca/en/research-libraries/librarians-research-institute.html.
Conference proposals will be refereed by the CAIS or LRI Program Committees. Authors will be notified of the decision no later than February 24th, 2014. All presenters must register for the conference. Abstracts will be published on the CAIS/ACSI Website once registration has taken place. Final versions must be submitted no later than April 24th, 2014. Participants are also encouraged to submit full papers to the Canadian Journal of Information and Library Science / La revue canadienne des sciences de l’information et de bibliothéconomie.
The conference will take place as part of the 2014 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences at Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario. Registration will be available online through the Congress website (http://congress2014.ca/register).
For further information, please contact the CAIS/ACSI & LRI 2014 Conference Co-chairs.
Matthew Griffis, Conference Co-Chair, Assistant Professor, SLIS, U of Southern Mississippi USA E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Heidi Julien, Conference Co-Chair, Chair, Department of LIS, Graduate School of Ed, University at Buffalo, USA E: email@example.com
Lisa Given, Conference Co-Chair, Professor, School of Information Studies, Charles Sturt University Australia E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Heidi Jacobs, Librarians’ Research Institute, Information Literacy Librarian, University of Windsor, Canada E: email@example.com
Selinda Berg, Librarians’ Research Institute Librarian, University of Windsor, Canada E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Karen Bordonaro, Local Arrangements Chair, Liaison Librarian/Teaching and Learning Librarian, Brock University, Canada E: email@example.com
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|Date:||2-5 June 2014|
|Location:||Aalto University, Espoo, Finland|
|Comments:||IATUL 2014 - 35th Annual Conference – Aalto University, Espoo, Finland, 2-5 June 2014
Call for Papers
The IATUL 2014 Programme Committee invites proposals for papers and posters for the 35th IATUL Annual Conference “Measures for Success: Library Resources and Effectiveness under Scrutiny”
University libraries today are faced with leading and responding to continuous change, accelerated by the exponential growth of technological innovation and very wide ranging expectations by academic administrators and leaders. Information discovery tools are no longer the monopoly of libraries and increasing “openness” characterizes the whole process of engaging in and disseminating science.
More and more, libraries are challenged to demonstrate the “value added” and “return on investment” (ROI) components, especially at times of financial constraints and uncertainty. To resonate among users and stakeholders, libraries need to be able to produce flexible, relevant, robust, and scalable responses in a dynamic, global and constantly evolving higher education environment.
We invite papers and posters that will contribute to an informative and lively exploration of the following topics:
• Metrics: bibliometrics, altmetrics, statistics, quality management (performance indicators), library analytics etc.
• Marketing: advocacy (stakeholders’ perspective), outreach to patrons, communication channels, etc.
• Library organization and redesign
• Library as space: for patrons, for librarians; hosting emerging technologies
• Information resources internal: acquisition models, cataloguing, LMS, monopolies in information provision, etc.
• Information resources external: open access, copyright, repositories, virtual library, visualization, servicing MOOCs & other online and distance education models
• Competencies for a complex environment: challenges in the library profession, professional perspectives, educational models for librarians, training & development
For detailed instructions, please visit the conference website: http://wlib.aalto.fi/iatul2014 Email your proposal abstract (max 250 words) to the IATUL 2014 Programme Committee: IATUL2014(at)aalto.fi by 15th October 2013.
On behalf of the Organising Committee,
Associate Library Director for Information Services
Aalto University Library
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Fourth Annual International Conference on Information & Religion
|Date:||5 - 6 June 2014|
|Location:||Kent State University, Kent, Ohio, USA|
|Comments:||Call for Papers and Posters: Fourth Annual International Conference on Information & Religion
“Information Management in Religious Organizations” June 5 & 6, 2014, at Kent State University, Kent, Ohio
Featuring a keynote address by Kenneth Inskeep, Ph.D., Director, Research and Evaluation, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, and co-author of Chasing Down a Rumor: The Death of Mainline Denominations
The Center for the Study of Information and Religion (CSIR) will host its Fourth Annual International Conference on Information and Religion in spring/summer of 2014. This call for papers and posters seeks original contributions in a variety of areas in which scholars are exploring the intersections of religion and information. Topics related to information management in religious organizations might include (but are not limited to) research in the following areas:
• The use of information for strategic planning, policy development, congregational support, to add value to membership, etc., in religious organizations;
• The application of information science/management principles for efficient, timely, and accurate research;
• Uses of information technology for management of information in religious organizations and/or within the religious service;
• Information management, database management and/or content management in church libraries;
• The use of social media in youth ministry;
• Privacy and security issues in information management for religious organizations;
• Uses of information by congregation members;
• Dissemination of information by religious organizations;
• Defining and interpreting data and information in communicating about the organization;
• Autoethnography as a research method in religious organizations;
• The use of investigative or observational research and its impact on the religious service;
Prospective participants are encouraged to submit abstracts that report on recent research and scholarship. Contributions to this call for papers should not have been previously published. Poster presentations are also welcome. There are no restrictions on research methodology.
Abstracts will be considered for acceptance only when they are submitted on the PROPOSAL FORM before the deadline. Forms should be completed per instructions and emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
•Nov. 30, 2013: Deadline to submit proposals
•Jan. 15, 2014: Notification of acceptance
•May 1, 2014: Deadline to submit final, completed papers in order for them to be considered for publication in ASIR: Advances in the Study of Information and Religion. Papers must be in proper APA style. Additional details regarding submission of full papers will be sent to those whose abstracts are accepted for conference presentation.
STUDENTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO PARTICIPATE.
Once selected, presenters are responsible for their own expenses related to the conference, including but not limited to registration fees, lodging, transportation and meals.
For more information, visit http://www.kent.edu/slis/research/csir/annual-conference-on-information-and-religion.cfm.
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Ninth International Conference on Open Repositories, OR2014
|Date:||9-13 June 2014|
|Comments:||The Ninth International Conference on Open Repositories, OR2014, will be held 9-13 June 2014 in Helsinki, Finland. The organizers are pleased to invite you to contribute to the program. This year's conference theme is: Towards Repository Ecosystems
Repository systems are but one part of the ecosystem in 21st century research, and it is increasingly clear that no single repository will serve as the sole resource for its community. How can repositories best be positioned to offer complementary services in a network that includes research data management systems, institutional and discipline repositories, publishers, and the open Web? When should service providers build to fill identified niches, and where should they connect with related services? How might these networks offer services to support organizations that lack the resources to build their own, or researchers seeking to optimize their domain workflows?
Examining how repositories best integrate into the holistic research flow; exploring ties between domain-specific repositories and institutional repositories; and understanding durable content strategies outside of traditional repository environments are the central themes of the Open Repositories 2014 conference. We welcome proposals on these themes, but also on the theoretical, practical, organizational or administrative topics related to digital repositories. We're particularly interested in hearing about:
* Unconventional approaches to repository-like services
* Interconnection between publishers and repositories
* Researcher-centered design for scholarly workflows
* Adaptations to support curation lifecycle management, e.g., for research data
* Real-world scalability and performance stories: working at web-scale, with big data for global usage
* Requirements for holding restricted or classified data in repositories
* Infrastructure to accommodate national and international mandates for data management and open access
* Positioning repositories closer to (local, consortial, or cloud-based) cyberinfrastructure for data processing
* Leveraging connections to external services including:
* Remote identifier services (e.g., DOI, ORCID)
* (Re-)using repository data/metadata in new and unexpected ways, including integrated discovery
* Scholarly social media services, such as for annotation, review, comment, reputation, citation, and altmetrics
* CRIS and research management systems
* Digital preservation tools, services & infrastructure
* Community and sustainability in an open world
• 3 February 2014: Deadline for submissions
• 4 April 2014: Submitters notified of acceptance to general conference
• 17 April 2014: Submitters notified of acceptance to interest groups
• 9-13 June 2014: OR2014 conference
Conference Papers and Panels
We welcome proposals that are at least two pages and no more than four pages in length for presentations or panels that deal with digital repositories and repository services. Abstracts of accepted papers will be made available through the conference’s web site, and later they and associated materials will be made available in a repository intended for current and future OR content. In general, sessions are an hour and a half long with three papers per session; panels may take an entire session. Relevant papers unsuccessful in the main track will automatically be considered for inclusion, as appropriate, as an Interest Group presentation.
Interest Group Presentations
One to two-page proposals for presentations or panels that focus on use of one of the major repository platforms (DSpace, ePrints, and Fedora) are invited from developers, researchers, repository managers, administrators and practitioners describing novel experiences or developments in the construction and use of repositories involving issues specific to these technical platforms.
24x7 Presentation Proposals
We welcome one- to two-page proposals for 7 minute presentations comprising no more than 24 slides. Similar to Pecha Kuchas or Lightning Talks, these 24x7 presentations will be grouped into blocks based on conference themes, with each block followed by a moderated discussion / question and answer session involving the audience and whole block of presenters. This format will provide conference goers with a fast-paced survey of like work across many institutions, and presenters the chance to disseminate their work in more depth and context than a traditional poster.
"Repository Rants" 24x7 Block. One block of 24x7's at OR14 will revolve around "repository rants": brief exposés that challenge the conventional wisdom or practice, and highlight what the repository community is doing that is misguided, or perhaps just missing altogether. The top proposals will be incorporated into a track meant to provoke unconventional approaches to repository services.
Posters, Demos and Developer "How-To's"
We invite developers, researchers, repository managers, administrators and practitioners to submit one-page proposals for posters, demonstrations, technical how-tos and technology briefings. Posters provide an opportunity to present work that isn’t appropriate for a paper; you’ll have the chance to do a 60-second pitch for your poster or demo during a plenary session at the conference. Developer "How-To's" will provide a forum for running a mini-tutorial or demonstration in the developer lounge, if there are enough interested parties.
Each year a significant proportion of the delegates at Open Repositories are software developers who work on repository software or related services, and once again OR2014 will feature a Developer Challenge. An announcement will be made in the future with more details on the Challenge. Developers are also encouraged to make submissions to the other tracks--including posters, demonstrations, and 24x7 presentations--to present on recently completed work and works-in-progress.
Workshops and Tutorials
One- to two-page proposals for Workshops and Tutorials addressing theoretical or practical issues around digital repositories are welcomed. Please address the following in your proposal:
• The subject of the event and what knowledge you intend to convey
• Length of session (e.g., 1-hour, 2-hour? half a day? whole day?)
• How many attendees you plan to accommodate
• Technology and facility requirements
• Any other supplies or support required
• A brief statement on the learning outcomes from the session
• Anything else you believe is pertinent to carrying out the session
Submit your paper, poster, demo or workshop proposal through the conference system. PDF format is preferred. Please include presentation title, authors’ names and affiliations in the submission. The conference system will be open for submissions by 16 December 2013, and is linked from the conference web site: http://or2014.helsinki.fi/
Tom Cramer, Stanford University
Mike Giarlo, Pennsylvania State University
Simeon Warner, Cornell University
Helsinki University Library
National Library of Finland
Social Media #or2014
Read the CFP online: http://bit.ly/1cRaLxV
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LIBRARIES IN THE DIGITAL AGE (LIDA) 2014
|Date:||16–20 June 2014|
|Comments:||CALL FOR PARTICIPATION LIBRARIES IN THE DIGITAL AGE (LIDA) 2014
Zadar, Croatia, 16–20 June 2014, University of Zadar, Zadar, Croatia
Full information at: http://ozk.unizd.hr/lida/ Email: email@example.com
Libraries in the Digital Age (LIDA) is a biennial international conference that focuses on the transformation of libraries and information services in the digital environment. In recognition of evolving online and social technological influences that present both challenges and opportunities, “ASSESSMENT” is the theme for LIDA 2014. The conference theme is divided into two parts. The first part addresses advances in qualitative assessment methods and practices and the second part covers assessment methods involving alternative metrics based on social media and a wider array of communicative activities, commonly referred to as “altmetrics.” LIDA 2014 brings together researchers, educators, and practitioners from all over the world in a forum for personal exchanges, discussions, and learning, made memorable by being held in an enchanting and spectacularly beautiful city on the shore of the Adriatic Sea.
LIDA 2014 Theme: ASSESSING LIBRARIES AND LIBRARY USERS AND USE
Part I: Qualitative methods in assessing libraries, users, & use: applications, results. Contributions (types described below) are invited covering the following and related topics:
• New methodological developments and practical applications in qualitative assessments of libraries and information systems;
• Application of qualitative methods to the study of library users and use;
. Studies using a variety of qualitative methods, such as observations, surveys, interviews, focus groups, case studies, cultural studies, oral history, grounded theory, document studies, Delphi studies and others;
• Qualitative study of a variety of library user groups or potential users: by generation, by role or occupation, by level of education and technological literacy, and others
• Assessment of library services in a variety of e-services, such as information literacy programs, e-learning, distance education, e-scholarship and others;
• Practical transformations in library services as a result of assessment;
• Emergence of new library visions and missions related to users and their reflection in new services as a result of assessment;
• Discussion about general issues resulting from assessments: How are we to understand new or transformed library services in their own right? In relation to traditional library services and values?
Part II: Altmetrics - new methods in assessing scholarly communication and libraries: issues, applications, results. Contributions (types described below) are invited covering the following and related topics:
• Methodological developments and practical applications in altmetric assessments of scholarly communication, including caveats;
• Related criteria for altmetrics, such as [articles, concepts, ideas]viewed, downloaded, reused, adapted, shared, bookmarked, commented upon;
• Results from altmetric studies related to scholarly communication and evaluation;
• Methodological and practical applications in the use of altmetrics in libraries and information systems;
• Effects of social media on libraries and information systems of all kinds;
• Criteria and metrics for assessing library employment of social media;
• Results from studies of use of social media in libraries, particularly involving any kind of assessment;
• Changes in libraries’ use of social media;
• Discussion about general issues: How can and should libraries use social media? How are libraries and information systems to respond to the ever growing importance of social media in society? What are opportunities and challenges?
Types of contributions. Invited are the following types of contributions:
1. Papers: scholarly studies and reports on research and practice that will be presented at the conference and included in the published proceedings. The proceedings will be published in print and on the LIDA web site.
2. Posters: short graphic presentations on research studies, advances,examples, or preliminary work that will be presented in a special poster session. Awards will be given for Best Poster and Best Student Poster.
3. Demonstrations: live examples of working projects, services, interfaces, commercial products, or developments-in-progress that will be presented during the conference in specialized facilities or presented in special demonstration sessions.
4. Workshops: two to four-hour sessions that will be tutorial and educational in nature. Workshops will be presented before and after the main part of the conference and will require separate fees, to be shared with workshop organizers.
5. PhD Forum: short presentations by Ph.D. students, particularly as related to their dissertation, in a session organized by the European Chapter of the American Society for Information Science and Technology (EC/ASIST); responses will be provided by a panel of educators at this forum.
Submissions: Instructions for all submissions and author guidelines are provided at LIDA 2014 site http://ozk.unizd.hr/lida/. All submissions will be refereed.
Papers and posters: an extended abstract by 15 January 2014.
Acceptance decision: announced by 10 February 2014.
Full papers and poster summaries for Proceedings: by 15 April 2014.
Workshops: a short proposal by 31 January 2014.
Demonstrations: a proposal by 1 March 2014.
PhD Forum: dissertation proposal or research description by 1 March 2014.
Conference contact information
Conference co-directors: TATJANA APARAC-JELUSIC, Ph.D., Department of Information Science, University of Zadar; Zadar, Croatia; firstname.lastname@example.org (also for general correspondence)
TEFKO SARACEVIC, Ph.D., School of Communication and Information, Rutgers University; New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA email@example.com
Program chairs: For part I: DAVID BAWDEN, Ph.D., Centre for Information Science, City University London, London, UK. firstname.lastname@example.org
For part II: BLAISE CRONIN, Ph.D., D.S.Sc., School of Informatics & Computing, Indiana University, Indiana, USA. email@example.com
Venue: Zadar is one of the enchanting cities on the Adriatic coast, rich in history. It still preserves a very old network of narrow and charming city streets, as well as a Roman forum dating back to the first century AD. In addition, the Zadar region is one of unparalleled natural beauty that includes two national parks. On the Adriatic Sea is the Kornati National Park, an unusual and colorful group of some 100 small islands. The National Park Paklenica is also close by, for those who enjoy exploring a more mountainous terrain. Croatia is a great tourist destination of unspoiled beauty.
Marija Dalbello, Ph.D. Assoc. Prof., Dept. of Library & Info Science Director, Ph.D. Program School of Communication and Information 4 Huntington Street Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey ew Brunswick, New Jersey 08901-1071N Voice: 848.932.8785 FAX: 732.932.6916 Internet: firstname.lastname@example.org http://comminfo.rutgers.edu/directory/dalbello/index.html
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|Date:||30 June-4 July 2014|
|Comments:||Call for Participation: Submissions Due Nov. 30 for fullest consideration
InSITE 2014: Informing Science + IT Education Conferences: Australia Jun 30 - Jul 4 2014
Will you help us to get out the word that InSITE 2014 will be in Australia? We need your help to spread the good news that the Informing Science Institute (ISI) will be holding InSITE in Wollongong, NSW Australia this coming July, sponsored and hosted by the UoW College of Business. For fullest consideration, full papers should be submitted by Nov. 30 at http://InSITE.nu Will you send out the InSITE announcements at http://informingscience.us/2014InSITECfP.pdf to email lists you are on and post the announcement in the usual places? Completed papers are due by November 30 for full consideration. The conference takes place June 30 – July 4, 2014 on the campus of the University of Wollongong. It is being sponsored by the College of Business and Michael Jones is the Conference Chair.
If you have not already done so, please volunteer to provide Mentoring Reviews of InSITE submission this December and January. Read more at http://Volunteer.InformingScience.org
Thanks in advance for your help,
Eli Cohen & Elizabeth Boyd, Informing Science Institute
InSITE 2014 Comes to Australia The annual InSITE conference will be held in Wollongong, NSW Australia June 30 - July 4, 2014, with regular paper submission occurring now through the end of November. (See http://InSITE.NU for details.) InSITE is often quoted as the best conference delegates have ever attended. Its focus is to develop the trust relationships needed to enable collaborative research with colleagues from other nations and other disciplines. It is a unique experience in which the leadership in the organization truly welcomes new and old researchers alike. Unlike conferences that are designed for cliques of insiders, at InSITE you are the insider. Awards and Opportunities Available for Quality Papers Received by Nov. 30 The Informing Science Institute is granting up to 17 awards for quality papers presented at the conference. · Best Student Paper (Ph.D or Higher Degree Research) Scholarship (up to 10 awards of $300 each) · Zbigniew J. Gackowski Memorial Award for Informing Science research · Best Paper Awards – for Misinformation, Disinformation and Bias, Doctoral Studies, Informing Science Research, Discussion Case Study, IT Education, Education using IT (up to one award in each of the six categories) · plus fast-tracking of these and other quality papers for publication in our journals. · In addition, if you attended the 18th Int'l Education Technology Conference and Social Media 2013, you can claim your $100 Cash Travel Grant to attend InSITE. For more details, visit http://InSITE.nu and download a Call for Papers from http://informingscience.us/2014InSITECfP.pdf
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IFLA Satellite meeting in 2014: Restructuring Resource Sharing: New Organizations, Technologies, Methods.
|Date:||13-14 August 2014|
|Comments:||Call for Papers: An IFLA Satellite meeting in 2014: Restructuring Resource Sharing: New Organizations, Technologies, Methods.
Sponsored by IFLA Document Delivery and Resource Sharing Section.
Nancy, France, 13-14 August 2014
The IFLA Document Delivery and Resource Sharing Section Standing Committee invites papers for the IFLA Document Delivery and Resource Sharing Satellite Meeting at the Inist-CNRS, Vandoeuvre-les-Nancy, France.
The theme of the Satellite Meeting is: Restructuring Resource Sharing: New Organizations, Technologies, Methods? and will be held in association with the 80th Annual IFLA Conference in Lyon, France (16-22 August 2014).
Target Audience: Library professionals and practitioners interested in the evolution and future of document delivery and resource sharing services and technologies, with a special focus on technological solutions, methods, and configurations to facilitate and enhance library services and processes.
Resource sharing activities of all types, including: interlibrary loan, cooperative collection development, cooperative reference, direct borrowing, consortial programs, and shared licensing/purchasing of electronic resources
Open source systems and their role in resource sharing
Challenges and solutions to sharing electronic resources such as e-books and e-journals including digitized works
Effects of alternative publishing models such as open access on resource sharing practices
Innovative approaches or trends in resource sharing in all types of libraries or parts of the world
New frontiers for library consortia or collaboration between individual libraries
International resource sharing concerns, such as: delivery methods, payment options, interoperability of systems, computer standards
Intellectual property rights in different countries or regions, especially as they pertain to resource sharing of electronic resources
Methodologies for assessing the effectiveness of resource sharing initiatives
Venue: Meetings will be held at the Institut de l?Information Scientifique et Technique (Inist) in Vandoeuvre-les-Nancy in the beautiful north-east of France.
15 February 2014 - Abstract submission deadline
15 March 2014 - Decision notification
15 May 2014 - Final papers due
13-14 August 2014 ? Satellite Meeting
Proposals: If you are interested in contributing a paper, please send the following, in electronic format (preferably via e-mail):
An abstract of about 200 words in English including a title
Brief biographical information of the author(s)/presenter(s) with current employment information (maximum 150 words)
Contact details including mailing address, email address, telephone and /or fax numbers
Submit your proposal to the address below by 15th February 2014:
Pentti Vattulainen (Mr), Chair, IFLA Document Delivery and Resource Sharing Section
The submissions will be reviewed by the Standing Committees of the Document Delivery and Resource Sharing Section with INIST staff members. The selection will be based on the abstracts and rated on how well they fit the programme theme. Authors will be contacted by 15th March 2014. For successful applicants the deadline for submission of full papers is 15th May 2014 to allow time for review. The conference language is English.
Please note that expenses of attending the conference, including travel, hotel, and conference registration fees will be the responsibility of the authors
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IFLA 2014 Satellite Meeting - Linked Data in Libraries: Let's make it happen!
|Date:||14 August 2014|
|Location:||Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris, Site François-Mitterrand|
|Comments:||Date: August 14, 2014 - 9am-5pm
Venue: Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris, Site François-Mitterrand
During the past few years, libraries have started experimenting with Linked Data technologies: releasing open data in RDF, merging and aggregating datasets, creating prototypes, proofs of concepts and new applications for their end users, providing data services for developers inside and outside the library domain. Linked Data has been advocated both as a powerful vehicle to help libraries enter the Web and a new interoperability framework which could encourage convergence with other domains and communities such as archives and museums. The promise is also to make library online services more attractive : search engines may be able to link into library catalogues, making thereby much more easy to find entries, books, publications, etc. New library models and standards such as FRBR and RDA are now inspired by RDF and their latest developments encompass the paradigm of the triple.
With the technology becoming mature, it is more than ever necessary to build a Linked Data community in libraries, in order to share not only data, but also tools, lessons learnt and demonstrated benefits of this technology to end users. This one-day event aims at bringing up actual realizations and demonstrating how Linked Data can maximize the benefit of library data for the community at large. The goal of this event is to encourage professionals who have started implementing semantic web projects in libraries to share their feedback and best practices from a real life perspective (and not only from a pure advocacy / experimental angle) with those who are willing to do the same, and also facilitate networking and possibly new projects between them.
This event targets participants ranging from three profile types of professionals:
motivated librarians interested in Linked Data but not very knowledgeable yet (beginners),
confirmed digital curators and IT librarians who want to get more in-depth, practical,
hands-on experience in development (advanced),
managers, middle-managers and decision-makers.
We are also interested in having participants and speakers from companies and contractors who have experienced working on Linked Data projects with libraries, not so much from the perspective of promoting a specific product or service, but to share their own vision and feedback in implementing such projects with cultural organizations at large. Dedicated tracks combining plenary sessions, panels and tutorials should accommodate the interests of all participants.
Issues will include technology, architecture and formats of course, but also economic, legal and organizational challenges - all the aspects which need to be taken in consideration to make innovation "happen".
Relevant topics may include:
feedback on experiments with publishing and linking library data,
creation of new services based on library linked data,
institutional, regional or global partnerships derived from linked data initiatives,
recommendations and experiments with the use of library standards in RDF,-use cases and use scenarios based on library linked data,
linked data and open data, licensing issues,-reaching out to other, related communities, e.g. publishing, search,
organizational issues such as training, skill development or funding.
Two types of submissions will be considered:
full papers: between 1500 and 3000 words. Full papers will be granted 30 minutes presentations and will be published in full on the conference Website according to IFLA rules,
short presentations: between 200 and 500 words. Short presentations will be granted 15 minutes presentations and slides and abstract will be published on the conference Website.
The language of the conference is English.
By submitting a paper or presentation, you guarantee that at least one of the authors will attend the conference and present the paper or presentation. No funding will be provided by IFLA nor BnF for attendance.
Submissions should be made via Easychair at the following address : https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=iflalld2014
Programme committee co-chairs: Emmanuelle Bermes, Centre Pompidou and Gildas Illien, Bibliothèque nationale de France
Deadline submission for full papers and short presentations: March 8. 2014
Notification of acceptance: May 9. 2014
Final version of full papers: June 28. 2014
Workshop date: Aug.14. 2014
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FAIFE Satellite Meeting 2014 in collaboration with Globethics.net
|Date:||14-15 August 2014|
|Comments:||IFLA (International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions) FAIFE (IFLA Committee on Freedom of Access to Information and Freedom of Expression)
FAIFE Satellite Meeting 2014 in collaboration with Globethics.net - 14-15 August 2014, Geneva
Call for Papers
Conference on "Ethical Dilemmas in the Information Society: How Codes of Ethics Help to Find Ethically Based Solutions"
Librarians, archivists and other information workers all over the world are quite aware of their profession's ethical implications. Archivists have already published their international code in 1996 (the ICA Code of Deontology). On the library side, despite the fact that in more than 60 countries library associations have developed and approved a national code of ethics for librarians, there was no international code until August 2012, when the Governing Board of IFLA approved the new IFLA Code of Ethics for Librarians and Other Information Workers. Globethics.net Foundation based in Geneva took part in its elaboration.
Although the international Code has now been launched and accepted as an official policy of IFLA, the FAIFE Committee considers that the work should continue, because a code of ethics must be a living document and because ways have to be found to implement ethics and ethical reflection more deeply in the day-to-day work in libraries and archives. This is the intention behind the Conference on “ Ethical Dilemmas in the Information Society: How Codes of Ethics Help to Find Ethically Based Solutions” being organised from 14-15 August 2014 in Geneva/Switzerland, to discuss ethical dilemmas and to use the Code as an incentive to bring ethical issues more prominently in professional and public debates.
The Conference will be held in a beautiful castle, near the Lake of Geneva. This convenient and welcoming venue will give participants ideal conditions to meet, to concentrate and to enter into a living and rich debate.
The programme will offer three keynote speeches by invited speakers and three workshops. For the workshops, we are looking for nine (9) contributors, who are willing to share their experience and their views on the following issues:
- Codes of ethics in practice: i.e. methods to create and discuss a code of ethics; how to popularise a code; how to use it; how to maintain it; individual vs. institutional ethics;
- Ethical values and dilemmas in the library and / or archive workplace: access to information; responsibility towards individuals and society; open access and intellectual property rights; integrity of documents; respect of historical context; authenticity of documents; colleagues and employer/employee relationships; privacy, secrecy and transparency; neutrality, personal integrity, professional skills.
Deadline for abstracts (500 words): 4 January 2014
Decision of the selection committee: 16 January 2014
Deadline for full papers (about 3000 words): 1 June 2014
Selection committee: Prof. Dr Christoph Stueckelberger, Globethics.net Executive Director and Founder; Prof. Dr Hermann Roesch, FAIFE Committee Vice-Chair; and Amélie Vallotton Preisig, FAIFE Committee Member and Globethics.net Senior Associate.
Please send your abstract to email@example.com
Your paper may be selected either to be presented at a workshop or to be published in the Globethics.net Global Digital Library on Ethics, www.globethics.net.
Nota bene: FAIFE does not take in charge the price of the ticket nor the conference fees for the contributors. The organising committee can write an invitation letter to facilitate the obtainment of a visa.
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2014 IFLA World Library and Information Congress, 80th IFLA General Conference and Assembly
|Date:||16-22 August 2014|
|Comments:||Libraries, Citizens, Societies: Confluence for Knowledge
IFLA WLIC 2014, Lyon, France. IFLA is delighted to announce that online registration is now open for the 2014 IFLA World Library and Information Congress, 80th IFLA General Conference and Assembly. IFLA WLIC 2014 will be held from 16-22 August 2014, in Lyon, France.
Attendees can register for the Congress via the Congress website: http://conference.ifla.org/ifla80/registration
Please note that if you registered for IFLA WLIC 2013 via the online registration system, you can use the same login username and password for IFLA WLIC 2014.
Should you have a group booking of ten or more attendees, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further information on how to register your group.
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2014 World Library and Information Congress: 80th IFLA General Conference and Assembly: Library Services to Multicultural Populations Section
|Date:||16-22 August 2014|
|Comments:||World Library and Information Congress: 80th IFLA General Conference and Assembly. Lyon, France, from 16-22 August 2014. Congress theme: "Libraries, Citizens, Societies: Confluence for Knowledge"
Call for Papers: Library Services to Multicultural Populations Section
Theme: Libraries as Modern Towers of Babel: Fostering Development from an Individual to a Social Being: the Role of Multiculturalism for Mutual Understanding
The above IFLA Section invites proposals for papers to be presented at a two-hour session at the next IFLA General Conference in August 2014 in Lyon.
This session focuses on the issues of diverse communities and the means libraries are using to provide equal access to all kinds and forms of information in our modern multicultural and multilingual society; becoming a universal public, social, neutral and welcoming space for every patron, and a unique resource for self-development, building relationships and careers. While some countries have been successful in providing local communities with the above mentioned services, some areas of the world need help with advocating for, developing and sustaining these programs. This session will further the awareness of the importance of rendering equal services to multilingual communities and offer an opportunity for exchange about the best examples of library initiatives in creating a multicultural public space and providing informational and human support to diverse populations.
Subjects of interest include:
•Multicultural collection development (including multilingual cataloguing)
•Equal digital multicultural access
•Social inclusion through library programs
•Libraries as a multicultural community space
•Promotion of cultural competencies to politicians and decision makers
•Best practices and knowledge sharing about cultural competencies and civic education/social inclusion library programs
Proposals should include: Title of presentation, Abstract of no more than 500 words in English, Name, e-mail address, position (title) of presenter(s), plus a brief presenter(s) biography, Presenter(s) employer or affiliate institution
Important dates and timelines
Please send your proposal for papers no later than February 15, 2014 to all four Program Committee members: Svetlana Gorokhova (email@example.com), Roberto Morelato (firstname.lastname@example.org) , Siri Tidemann-Andersen (email@example.com) and Fred Gitner (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The proposals will be evaluated by the Program Committee members of IFLA Library Services to Multicultural Populations Section and notification of acceptance will be sent by March 15, 2014.
The presenters selected for the program at the Lyon conference will be asked to submit a formal paper (to be published on the IFLA conference website) no later than May 1, 2014.
If full papers are written in any IFLA language other than English they should include an abstract in English as well.
Both abstracts and full papers should be submitted as a MS Word file by e-mail. Proposed papers must be original and not have been published elsewhere.
Submissions: All proposals must be received no later than February 15, 2014.
Please note: All expenses, including registration for the conference, travel, accommodation, etc., are the responsibility of the authors /presenters. No financial support can be provided by IFLA, but a special invitation can be issued to authors.
Congress Attendance Grants
The French National Committee and IFLA are working hard to secure funds for Conference Participation Grants. Up-to-date information will be available on IFLA’s Conference Participation Grants webpage http://conference.ifla.org/ifla80/conference-participation-grants
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International Association of French-speaking librarians and documentalists (AIFBD): 3rd congress
|Date:||23-25 August 2014|
|Location:||Limoges in France|
|Comments:||The International Association of French-speaking librarians and documentalists (AIFBD) announce the venue of its 3rd congress that will be held right after IFLA from August 23 to 25 2014 in Limoges in France. The conference is also an IFLA satellite meeting sponsored by IFLA Management and Marketing Section. The call for papers is open until November 1st 2013 and is available at: http://www.aifbd.org/images/Congres2014/Appel_AIFBD_2014.pdf The theme of the conference: «Francophonies, bibliothèques et confluences».This conference is open to all but wish especially to bring together French-speaking library professionals, educators and researchers. AIFBD has members in most of the 77 countries and governments of the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie (http://www.francophonie.org/-77-Etats-et-gouvernements-.html) as well as colleagues from other countries interested in the state of francophone library world. For more information about the conference: Réjean.Savard@UMontreal.ca Mireille.Lamouroux@cndp.fr|
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IFLA satellite congress Lyon : "History of Librarianship"
|Date:||25-26 August 2014|
|Comments:||Conference Dates: 25-26 august 2014
Location: Université de Lyon-École nationale supérieure des sciences de l'information et des bibliothèques, Lyon-Villeurbanne, France
Organizers: IFLA Rare Books and Manuscripts Section, IFLA Library History Special Interest Group, Centre Gabriel Naudé (EA 7286-enssib)
CALL FOR PAPERS
The library profession has existed since ancient times and has undergone many changes. These shifts have been impacted by political, religious, educational, intellectual and cultural history spanning countries and peoples. Throughout its evolution, the profession has found itself both in parallel and at odds with dominant cultural and political forces.
The aim of the conference is to provide a comparative history of librarianship. It will seek to highlight not only the history of practices and motivations driving the profession but to also reflect theoretically on the divergent views among librarians in their role of gatekeepers to knowledge on the one hand and serving specific audiences to facilitate access on the other.
Papers are requested that focus on the following topics:
•The development of library education
•The actions and activities of groups and organizations
•Organizational and institutional development
•Discord and continuities that reflect difference between the expectations of librarians and their public
•The role of IFLA and national and international associations
•Internationalization of librarianship
The organizers are currently pursuing funding to support a limited number of speakers who require financial support to attend the conference. Please indicate in your submission if you need financial support.
Raphaële Mouren, Steven W. Witt
Abstracts of 1000 characters max. and short cv of authors will be submitted on the website http://histlibr2014.sciencesconf.org : to submit an abstract, create a (free) account on the left of the homepage.
Proposals as Due on November 30th 2014
Registration on the conference website is free but mandatory.
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ISIC: the Information Behaviour Conference
|Date:||2-5 September, 2014|
|Location:||Leeds University Business School, Yorkshire, UK|
|Comments:||Call for Papers ISIC: the Information Behaviour Conference.
2-5 September, 2014.
The field of human information behaviour and practice is multi-disciplinary in scope: researchers from information science, information management, management science, psychology, social psychology, sociology, information systems, computer science, and other disciplines all contribute to this field of investigation.
ISIC: the Information Behaviour Conference intends to reflect this interdisciplinary character through attracting papers from researchers in all of these areas. The issues of common interest include the relationship between the needs or requirements of the information user, the means for the satisfaction of those needs and the uses to which those means are put in practice by organizations or disciplines. Thus, papers that deal solely with technological aspects of system design, for example, will not be appropriate for the conference.
Themes of the conference include the following:
1. Theories and models of information behaviour and information practice, including conceptualizations of the cognitive, affective, social and situational aspects of information needs, seeking, searching, use and sharing.
2. Research approaches and methodologies, both interpretative and positivist, employing either qualitative or quantitative methods.
3. Information behaviour and information practices in specific contexts: e.g., in different sectors and organisations (health care, education, business, industry, the public services and government, the emergency services); in everyday life, and in virtual social networks (including social media, gaming and virtual worlds as arenas for information exchange).
4. Collaborative information practices: communities, boundary spanning and innovation practices.
5. Information use and value: the nature of information and how information is used to help solve problems, aid or support decision making
6. Information behaviour and analytics (social media and enterprise analytics).
7. Organisational structures and processes and information behaviour and practices.
8. The role of information in building and enhancing the adaptive capacity of organisations: strategy and information absorption, transformation and integration.
9. The mediation of information behaviour: how human or software agents can respond to information needs.
10. The design of information delivery systems to meet information needs generally, or in organizational or disciplinary contexts, including social media and Web 2.0 developments such as blogs, wikis, e-learning platforms and open access information resources.
11. The communication of information to users: relationship between communication theory and information behaviour, including, for example, the relationship of information architectures to information seeking behaviour and the design of information products based on sound communication principles.
12. Cross-disciplinary contributions: integrating studies on information seeking and interactive retrieval; integrating information science, management science and information systems.
For this forthcoming conference we are particular eager to see research papers engaged with virtual communities as well as communities that are currently under-represented or considered marginal (socially and/or culturally). Also, analytical, rather than descriptive investigations, will be sought, with strong connections to previous work and to theoretical or conceptual frameworks.
Paper and poster preparation and submission deadline is February 15, 2014.
Paper Format: The maximum length of a paper is 5500 words (excluding references). Paper presentation format in the conference includes full presentations (30 minutes) and short presentations (20 minutes).
Author Guidelines: Your paper should be prepared and submitted in accordance with the http://isic2014.com/call-for-papers/submission-procedure/
Submit your paper through the ISIC2014 paper submission site http://isic2014.com/
Doctoral Workshop: We also invite doctoral students to submit an application for participation in the Doctoral Workshop held in conjunction with the Conference on 2nd September 2014.
Conference Location: ISIC is a biennial conference. The last ISIC conference was held in 2012 in Keio University, Tokyo, Japan and the earlier conference in 2010 in the Universidad de Murcia, Spain. We are delighted that in 2014 it will be hosted by Leeds University Business School. The Business School is internationally renowned for the quality of its teaching, its research and its facilities. The City of Leeds is a modern vibrant city which has excellent transportation links but is also provides access to the beautiful countryside and heritage of Yorkshire.
Conference Organsation: The conference is being jointly organised by the University of Leeds Business School, University of Sheffield iSchool and the Department of Information Studies, University of Aberystwyth.
Ranti Junus, Michigan State University Libraries
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International Symposium on “Philosophy of Library and Information Science (isPLIS 2014
|Date:||3-5 September 2014|
|Location:||Kastamonu University in Kastamonu, Turkey|
|Comments:||The Department of Information and Records Management (Library and Information Science) of Kastamonu University is organizing an International Symposium on “Philosophy of Library and Information Science (isPLIS 2014)" (http://www.kbbf2014.org/en/home_page) to be held on September 3-5, 2014 in Kastamonu University in Kastamonu, Turkey. The symposium's main theme is Ethics: Theories and Practices
Main topics of the symposium include (but not limited with) the following:
1. Foundations of Library and Information Science
2. Library and Information Science Education
3. Interdisciplinarity of Library and Information Science
4. National and International Indentifiability/Recognizability of Library and Information Science
5. Ethics and Law
6. Intellectual freedom
8. Freedom of information
9. Privacy, Cultural Property, Information Rights, and Disinformation.
10. Justice and Freedom
11. Intellectual Properties and Copyright
12. Open Access
13. Computing and Ethics
14. Language, Culture and Ethics
15. Code of Ethics
16. Professional ethics
17. Ethics of science
18. Library and Information Science ethics
19. Library ethics
20. Information Science ethics
21. Archival Ethics
22. Information ethics
23. Ethics of Non-governmental organizations (NGO)/Professional organizations
25. Scientific research
26. Peer-reviewed Journal and Editorship
27. Peer Review and Peer Reviewing
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ALIA National 2014 Conference
|Date:||15-19 September 2014|
|Location:||Pullman Melbourne Albert Park, Victoria, Australia|
|Comments:||ALIA National 2014 Conference. Monday 15 - Friday 19 September 2014
Pullman Melbourne Albert Park, Australia http://nationalconference2014.alia.org.au/
Call for Abstracts are Now Open!
The ALIA National 2014 Steering Committee and Program Stream Committees invite abstracts relating to the conference theme ‘Together we are stronger’, day themes of Content, Collaboration and Capabilities or the following content streams. View details by following the below links.
Please review the submission guidelines before submitting your abstract.
Please submit all abstracts using the abstract template format.
Call for abstracts submission deadline – Tuesday 31 December 2013
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11th Forum on Australian Library History,
|Date:||18-19 November 2014|
|Location:||Sydney, NSW, Australia|
|Comments:||Libraries for the People, the 11th Forum on Australian Library History,
marking the 75th anniversary of the NSW Library Act, 1939
Sydney, November 2014
Call for papers
The State Library of New South Wales is calling for papers and other contributions to ‘Libraries for the People, the 11th Forum on Australian Library History, marking the 75th anniversary of the NSW Library Act, 1939’. The Forum will be held in Sydney on 18-19 November 2014.
On the 75th anniversary of the passing of this landmark library legislation, a number of papers on public library development in Australia would be especially appropriate.
Topics explored might include governance and legislation, library promotion, censorship, technical developments, personalities, services to indigenous communities, public library building design, libraries and the book trade, library referenda, public library predecessors and competitors, multicultural services, funding, education for librarianship, services to people with a disability, copyright, joint-use libraries and services to remote users.
Proposed contributions from public library managers, past and present, as well as from students undertaking higher degree research into the history of libraries and information services in Australia, are particularly welcome.
Audiences in the past have included a wide range of people with an interest in libraries and books, including librarians, historians, library educators, students and library ‘friends’.
You are welcome to contact the co-conveners Dr David J Jones (email: email@example.com) and Anne Doherty (email firstname.lastname@example.org) to discuss ideas for papers.
Contributions must be original or substantially different from other published work and must not be under review or scheduled for publication elsewhere. Presenters of full papers should expect to speak for up to 25 minutes, plus up to 10 minutes for questions and comments. At past forums discussion has often been spirited and very informative.
Abstracts (up to two hundred words) of proposed papers should be sent to the Forum co-conveners, Dr David J Jones (email: email@example.com) and Anne Doherty (email firstname.lastname@example.org) by 14 February 2014.
Following examination of the abstracts, invitations to present full papers will be issued by 14 March 2014.
Final papers will be required in electronic form by 18 November 2014 to permit prompt publication on the State Library website and/or elsewhere.
Ideas for short contributions, around the theme of ‘a picture is worth a thousand words’ are also welcome. Contributors will present a single image and have 5-10 minutes to describe what the picture tells (or does not tell) about a person, or institution or service within the broad theme ‘Libraries for the People’. ‘Snapshots’ proposals are required by 14 February 2014.
Programme of events and fees
A detailed programme of events associated with the Forum will be issued in early 2014 together with a schedule of fees.
Dr David J. Jones, The Library Doctor, 28 Robinson Street, Chatswood NSW 2067, Australia
phone (02) 9419 2556; mobile 0407 973 700; email email@example.com. ABN 90 904 877 257
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DigCCurr Professional Institute: Curation Practices for the Digital Object Lifecycle
|Date:||11-16 May 2014; 5 - 6 Jan 2015|
|Location:||University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA|
|Comments:||Registration Now Open! DigCCurr Professional Institute: Curation Practices for the Digital Object Lifecycle May 11-16, 2014 & January 5-6, 2015 (One price for two sessions) University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Visit http://ils.unc.edu/digccurr/institute2014.html for more information.
REGISTRATION LINK: http://tinyurl.com/ncgy367.
The Institute consists of one five-day session in May 2014 and a two-day follow-up session in January 2015. Each day of the summer session will include lectures, discussion and hands-on "lab" components. A course pack and a private, online discussion space will be provided to supplement learning and application of the material. An opening reception dinner on Sunday, Continental breakfast, break time snacks and coffee, and a dinner on Tuesday will also be included.
This institute is designed to foster skills, knowledge and community-building among professionals responsible for the curation of digital materials.
* Regular registration : $1,150
* Late registration (after April 1, 2014): $1,300
If you are a grant recipient working on a digital project, we recommend that you check with your program officer to request approval to use available grant funds to attend the institute.
Institute Instructors Include:
* From the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: Dr. Cal Lee, Dr. Helen Tibbo, and Dr. Kam Woods.
* Dr. Nancy McGovern, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
* Dr. Carolyn Hank, University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
* Dr. Lorraine Richards, Drexel University.
May 2014 Institute Components include (order and session titles may vary somewhat from those listed):
*Overview of digital curation definition, scope and main functions
*Where you see yourself in the digital curation landscape
*Digital curation program development
*Digital curation stakeholders and digital curation landscape
*Case Study on developing a digital repository
*Procedural accountability - policies, submission agreements, rules
*LAB -Transforming policy statements into rules
*Overview of digital preservation challenges and opportunities
*Roles and responsibilities for curation
*LAB - Matching skills and roles
*Characterization of digital objects
*Overview and Characterization of Existing Tools: Placing the Tools in a Larger Industry Context
*LAB – File format robustness
*Managing in response to technological change
*LAB – Media and content
*Workflows, humans, and tools
*Lab – Workflows
*Evaluating curation programs requirements and assessment
*LAB - Evaluating curation programs: TRAC/ISO 16363 Review
* Characterizing, analyzing and evaluating the producer information environment
*Economics of digital curation – costs and resource commitments
*LAB - Economics of digital curation
* Formulating your six-month action plan - task for each individual, with instructors available to provide guidance
* Summary of action plans
* Clarifying roles and expectations for the next six months
January 5-6, 2015
Participants in the May event will return to Chapel Hill in Jan. 2015 to discuss their experiences in implementing what they have learned in their own work environments. Participants will compare experiences, lessons learned and strategies for continuing progress. Accommodations for January will be the responsibility of the attendee.
For more information, contact Dr. Helen Tibbo (firstname.lastname@example.org) for Institute questions or Tiffany Harris (email@example.com) for payment or registration questions.
The Digital Professional Institute was initiated as part of the DigCCurr II project, supported by the Institute for Museum and Library Services (Grant Award #RE-05-08-0060-08) and is partially supported by the School of Information and Library Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
LODGING: Participants are responsible for their own lodging. A DigCCurr 2014-15 room block has been reserved at the Hampton Inn and Suites for $129/night. Please indicate “DigCCurr” and group code “CUR” when making reservations. Reservations must be received by 04/01/2014. After this date reservations will be accepted on a space a rate available basis only. You may reserve your hotel room by calling the hotel at 919-969-6989 or by clicking on this link: http://hamptoninn.hilton.com/en/hp/groups/personalized/R/RDUCOHX-DGG-20140511/index.jhtml
We look forward to seeing you there!
Dr. Helen R. Tibbo, Alumni Distinguished Professor, President, 2010-2011 & Fellow, Society of American Archivists, School of Information and Library Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3360 Tel: 919-962-8063 Fax: 919-962-8071 firstname.lastname@example.org
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