Thursday, April 28, 2005

"The Book": 2006 DeBartolo Conference on Eighteenth-Century Studies


February 16-18, 2006 Tampa, Florida

With the 20th Anniversary in 2006 the DeBartolo Conference on Eighteenth-century Studies will reach the conclusion of its long, successful run. Our finale celebration will feature keynote lectures by distinguished scholars Robert C. Darnton, Margaret J.M. Ezell, and David D. Hall. Other honored participants include Paula Backscheider, Alistair Duckworth, J. Paul Hunter, Jessica Munns, James Raven, and Pat Rogers.

Papers are invited on THE BOOK. From l’histoire du livre to un objet d’art, this conference will examine current research on eighteenth-century books. What role does the book play in the development of civilized culture, in the enlightenment, in revolution? What do specific books mean within this historical context? How has print technology affected the meaning of the book? Is the scholarly community’s renewed interest in bibliography and print culture a sign of the changing value of the book in society today? The book serves as a site for the cross-section of many topical interests, obviously including physical bibliography and print history, print culture, scholarly editing, book collecting, library and museum history, and reading and reception. We are also interested in the wider implications of the topic, including influential books, anomalous books, illustrations and book-making, adaptations from books, technology and the future of the book, alternatives to the book, literacy, literary studies, education through books, books as inheritance, censorship, the cultural power of books, codification of law as book, and the various ways in which these histories overlap. We want to represent a broad range of scholarship and to stimulate conversation on the figurative and literal, historical and aesthetic, practical and philosophical matters of the book.

The DeBartolo Conference is devoted to the interdisciplinary treatment of a theme in eighteenth-century studies. It follows a single-session, discussion-oriented format; consequently we are interested in scholars who are willing to share their research and to participate in the ongoing discussion. We invite single presentation abstracts or complete panels with individual abstracts for each paper. Abstracts should be approximately 500 words in length; in addition to the abstract, we ask that individuals include the following: an e-mail address, as well as a snail mail address, at which they may be reached during the fall of 2005; any expected audio-visual needs (including special software needs); and academic affiliation (if applicable). In honor of the anniversary, revised essays from the conference may be considered for publication in a volume.

Due date for submissions: September 30, 2005

Dr. Laura Runge, DeBartolo Conference Director
Department of English, University of South Florida
4202 E. Fowler Avenue, CPR 107
Tampa, FL 33620-5550
Fax: (813) 974-2270
Visit the website at

ALA 2005: speakers for Cataloging Norms

ALA 2005: speakers for Cataloging Norms

ALCTS CCS Cataloging Norms Discussion Group is calling for speakers for its meeting at the ALA annual meeting, Chicago, Saturday, June 25, 2005, from 2-4 p.m. Presentation topics should be of current interest to catalogers. Possible areas of discussion include but are not limited to: AACR2, electronic resources, FRBR, authority control, digital libraries, bibliographic control of media resources, and training of professional/paraprofessional staff. Presentations should be approximately 15-20 minutes in length. Additional time will be allowed for questions and answers.

Elizabeth Lilker
New York University Libraries
70 Washington Square South
New York, NY 10012
(212) 998-2489

OAI4 call for contributions and participation

OAI4 call for contributions and participation

The Organizing Committee invites you to attend the CERN Workshop on Innovations in Scholarly Communication (OAI4) from 20th-22nd October 2005. This fourth workshop in the series, which began life as the Open Archives Initiative Workshop in 2001, is a forum for technical issues associated with scholarly communication.

Details are found on the conference web site where registration will open from 2nd May 2005.

For the first time, a call for contributions is being made. Submissions are welcome from 2nd until 31st May 2005. Contributions to the technical session on Thursday 20 October will deal with the latest in computing
and information technology that can be used in scholarly communication or that has been specifically designed for such use. For the Friday, 21 October sessions, we invite contributions on innovative applications of OAI technologies to scholarly communication and issues connected with managing repositories and the relationships with publishers. For the session on Saturday morning, we invite contributions on how OAI
technologies can be used to enhance the distribution of primary scientific data.

We also invite suggestions for breakout sessions as well as posters for a poster session. These contributions can deal with any issue related innovation in the scholarly communication process.

Confirmed sessions are already entered into the agenda but check back from time to time to see the new slots as these are added. Conference announcements will also be placed on the website

On behalf of the OAI4 Organising Committee,

Thomas Krichel

WSU Writing & Publishing Workshop

WSU Writing & Publishing Workshop

Wayne State University, David Adamany Undergraduate Library,
Detroit, Michigan
May 6-7, 2005

THE WRITING AND PUBLISHING WORKSHOP is for students, staff, and faculty within universities and libraries, new authors, and community members who are interested in getting published, writing grants, and polishing cover letters and resumes.

Importance of Publishing in an Academic Career
Tips for Academic Publishing
Grant Writing
Turning a Dissertation into a Book
University Press Basics
The Role of Publishers
The Editorial Process
E-Journals and Electronic Publications
Research Techniques
Digital Projects

Participants have the option of obtaining a CEU or 1-hour course credit can be earned from the Wayne State University Library & Information Science Program. See website for more details:

Conference Fees:
Two-Days: $60.00
Friday Only: $40.00
Saturday Only: $20.00
(Dinner & Lunch included in fee; vegetarian is available)
Checks/Money Orders made payable to: WSU Libraries

To register, mail the following information with payment to:

Wayne State University Writing & Publishing Workshop
c/o Office of the Dean
University Libraries
Wayne State University
Detroit, MI 48202






For More Information Contact:
Mr. Lothar Spang at (313) 577-3367

Call for Submissions and Nominations for PRIMO

Call for Submissions and Nominations for PRIMO: Peer-Reviewed Instructional Materials Online

The Emerging Technologies in Instruction Committee of the ACRL Instruction Section invites you to submit your online information literacy tutorial, virtual tour, or other online library instruction project for review and possible inclusion in PRIMO: Peer-Reviewed Instructional Materials Online. PRIMO is a database of exemplary online instruction materials that aims to promote and share peer-reviewed instructional materials created by librarians. Projects meeting the selection criteria are added to the database.

Submissions and nominations for PRIMO are accepted continually, but are reviewed for possible inclusion twice per year.


Nominations: April 25, 2005

Submissions: May 9, 2005

The submission and nomination forms are available from the following page: (copy link)

For further information contact committee co-chairs Jennifer Knievel
( and Kathy Magarrell (

Call for Papers (Copyright)

The Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Delivery, and E-reserves is seeking articles for a special Copyright issue. Topics should focus on how copyright laws and regulations affect the delivery of services for
interlibrary loan, document delivery or e-reserves. Subjects might include but are not limited to following:

Paying for copyright permission: when do you decide to pay, do you use the CCC or contact the owner directly, tips on saving money etc.

Multi-media and copyright: the problems of getting permission to use audio and visual materials.

Self service for instructors: what are the special concerns if you allow instructors to post material themselves?

Licenses for full text databases: how license agreements can affect your ability to use online databases as a source electronic reserve material.

Where does Fair Use end: how much can you put on line before you violate Fair Use.

Other topics will be welcome.

Please submit a brief description of your topic, (no more than a hundred words please), to me at before May 25 2005. Final submissions need to be at least five pages in length but no more then fifty, double spaced. Papers are welcome. For more instructions please got to and find the Instructions for authors.

Henry V. Carter
Reserves Dept.
Sterling C. Evans Library
Texas A&M University
College Station TX 77845-5000

ALAO Call for Proposals

The Academic Library Association of Ohio (ALAO) invites proposals for presentations and poster sessions for its 31st Annual Conference to be held Friday, November 4, 2005 at the Fawcett Center in Columbus, OH. The
conference theme is "Setting the Stage: New Roles in the Library."

Proposals are due by May 9, 2005. For more information, and for the online proposal submission form, see:

For questions, contact:

Megan C. Kinney
Mellon Librarian Recruitment Program Coordinator
Oberlin College Library
148 W. College St.
Oberlin, OH 44074-1545
Phone: 440-775-8081
Fax: 440-775-6586

Call For Papers (E-Reserves)

The Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Delivery, and E-reserves is seeking articles for a special issue on E-Reserves.

Submitted papers should focus on best practices in Electronic Reserves and may include the following topics:

- Issues and obstacles you face in marketing this service to faculty (especially if as a new service), and how you were able to overcome them to bring this service to your campus community.

- Integration of E-Reserves with Course Management Software; security/authentication and other issues involved.

- Best practices in E-reserves. Process description. Benefits (cost and others) of who retrieves material (faculty or library staff?) Who seeks and pays for copyright permission? (Please limit discussion on copyright

- Other topics may be suggested.

Interested authors should submit a brief (1 - 2 paragraphs) description of their topic to me at by Friday, 13 May 2005. Full paper will be due shortly afterwards.

Final submissions need to be at least five pages in length but no more then fifty, double spaced. Papers are welcome. For more instructions please got to, and find the Instructions for authors.

Thank you,


Trevor A. Dawes
Circulation Services Director
Princeton University Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544
609.258.3231 - voice
609.258.0441 - fax

Brick and Click Libraries Symposium - Second Call for Proposals

Second Call for Proposals!
Submission Deadline - June 1, 2005

5th Annual Brick and Click Libraries - An Academic Library Symposium
Sponsored by Northwest Missouri State University

When is the symposium?
Friday, October 14, 2005

What is the "Brick and Click Libraries Symposium"?
It is a one-day practical symposium of relevance to academic libraries supporting traditional and online resources/services. The symposium provides a forum for considering the evolving needs of library users.

What topics are you looking for?
We are looking for presentations that address the needs of brick and click library users. Presentations may cover, but are not limited to, the topics listed at:

What is the registration fee for presenters?
Presenters receive a reduced registration fee ($90) to the symposium.

Is there an opportunity to publish a paper along with giving a presentation?
Yes! For more information, go to:

How do I submit a proposal?
Submit your proposal online at:

Where is the symposium?
The symposium will be held on the campus of Northwest Missouri State
University, Maryville, Missouri.

What if I have other questions?
Send questions to:

We look forward to receiving your proposal!


Carolyn Johnson and Patricia Wyatt
Coordinators, Brick & Click Libraries Symposium
Owens Library
Northwest Missouri State University

Friday, April 15, 2005

CFP: Poetry in Public Culture Panel

CFP: Poetry in Public Culture Panel

As part of the conference:
Giving Attention: Writers, Scholars, Theorists
University of Denver (10/7/05 through 10/9/05)
Plenary speakers: Anne Carson and Marjorie Perloff

Proposals are invited for papers addressing the topic of Poetry in Public Culture. How is poetry reaching popular audiences, and what are the implications of such popularity? What is the public role of the poet-critic, and how can poetry and theory marry in public culture? Has poetry's recent presence in mainstream media and performance venues changed how we understand the educational, political, aesthetic, or social
functions of verse?

Although proposals about all historical periods will be considered, it is anticipated that this panel will primarily focus on contemporary poetry. Papers that address the intersection between creative writing and
criticism are especially welcomed.

Topics may include but are not limited to:
* Poetry in public spaces (Poetry in motion, billboards, and guerilla poetry projects)
* The role of the poet-critic in public culture
* Poetry and journalism
* Performance and poetry in public spaces (poetry slams, open mics, and other readings)
* Poetry in contemporary media (film, TV, video, audio)
* Poetry and Habermas's public sphere
* The spoken word movement and public culture
* Poetry in youth outreach programs
* Public acts of poetry's criticism or appreciation

Send a 250-word abstract via e-mail by Wednesday, April 27 to Susan
Somers-Willett,; please note any audio-visual equipment
needs in your proposal.

If accepted, each panel member must pay a $30 registration fee for the conference by July 1. To learn more about the conference, visit the Giving Attention CFP:

Call for OVGTSL 2005 Conference Reporters

Call for OVGTSL 2005 Conference Reporters

If you are attending the 2005 OVGTSL Conference in Newark, OH, on May11-13, we invite you to provide the OVGTSL membership (and otherNewsletter readers) with a brief account of one or more of the sessionsyou attend. Among the meetings planned are 3 plenary sessions and 12presentations. If you are attending any of these and plan on takingnotes anyway, why don't you favor us with a copy of your observations? The conference reports are expected to be a major part of the OVGTSLNewsletter issue and you will be duly credited with authorship.

Please see the conference Website( for a fulldescription of the offerings.

For inspiration and an idea about whatkind of report is desirable see the 2004 Conference Newsletter(

To volunteer, please contact Julia Gustafson, who is helping toorganizeand deploy volunteer reporters. (Please note: the sooner you volunteer,the more likelihood you will get to report on your first choicemeeting!) Here's Julia's contact information:Julia GustafsonElectronic Services LibrarianThe College of Wooster Libraries1140 Beall AvenueWooster, Ohio 44691(330)



Owing to circumstances beyond our control at the venue, the dates for VALA2006 have been changed by one day. VALA2006 will now take place at Crown Towers, Melbourne from Wednesday 8 February to Friday 10 February 2006. This will leave Monday and Tuesday for associated events, meetings or workshops - contact the VALA Conference Office at if you are interested in holding a workshop or associated event.

The Main Announcement and Registration Brochure will be available in August 2005 - contact the VALA Conference Organisers' Office at if you would like to be added to the list to receive a copy. Remember, you and your organisation will be able to get best value for money by being full members of VALA and paying for your registrations by 30 November 2005, so make your budget plans for the rest
of this year accordingly!

Call for Papers - Deadline 30 April:

To find the latest news of the Conference and the Call for Papers visit the VALA2006 Website at Check it out now and submit an abstract online by 30 April. VALA is looking for papers on a wide range of subjects, so this could be your opportunity to present your latest research or experience to the delegates at VALA2006. There is one discounted registration available per paper accepted for presentation at the Conference.

Please share this notice with your colleagues.

Alyson Kosina
VALA Secretariat
Victorian Association for Library Automation Inc.
Reg No A11933 ABN 75 344 574 577
P.O. Box 282
Croydon VIC
Australia 3136
Phone: +61 3 9725 2725 Fax: +61 3 9723 6097

Friday, April 01, 2005

CFP: Academic Library Association of Ohio Annual Conference

CFP: Academic Library Association of Ohio Annual Conference

The Academic Library Association of Ohio (ALAO) invites proposals for presentations and poster sessions for its 31st Annual Conference to be held Friday, November 4, 2005 at the Fawcett Center in Columbus, OH. The
conference theme is "Setting the Stage: New Roles in the Library." Proposals are due by May 9, 2005. For more information, and for the online proposal submission form, see:

For questions, contact:

Megan C. Kinney
Mellon Librarian Recruitment Program Coordinator
Oberlin College Library
148 W. College St.
Oberlin, OH 44074-1545
Phone: 440-775-8081
Fax: 440-775-6586

CFP: Ethics and the Organization of Information

CFP: Ethics and the Organization of Information
Submission deadline: May 11, 2005

The Journal of Information Ethics ( is seeking articles for inclusion in its Spring 2005 issue.

The Journal solicits contributions to the field of ethics and information organization, including, but not limited to, the following domains and topics:
*Ethical issues of knowledge representation;
*Marginalization and representation in systems of bibliographic control;
*The sharing (or stealing?) of catalog records;
*Bias and subject access;
*The effect of technical services decisions on access to information

Authors are encouraged to submit contributions in areas they feel belong in this issue even if they have not been explicitly mentioned above.

Please submit original manuscripts of a minimum 2,500 but not to exceed5,000 words.

Submissions should be sent to and must be received prior to the May 11, 2005 deadline. Late submissions will be considered, but may not be reviewed in time for inclusion in this issue.

If you have any questions, please contact Pat Lawton at

Pat Lawton
Visiting Coordinator of Instructional Design (WISE Project)
Graduate School of Library and Information Science
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
501 E. Daniel St.
Champaign, IL 61820