Tuesday, February 27, 2007

CFP: Information Organization Futures (Special Issue of Library Hi Tech)

CFP: Information Organization Futures (Special Issue of Library Hi Tech)

This is a call for articles for a special issue of Library Hi Tech, whose focus will be on information organization futures. The editor of this special issue is looking for innovative and interesting ways that libraries are using the structured metadata in their OPACs, to provide new and exciting ways to interact and use library collections and services for their users. Opinion pieces on this topic are welcome, as well as uses of new technologies and user features such as 2D and 3D information visualization, social tagging/software, integration with other structured metadata sources, or search interfaces that combine both analog and electronic resources in unique ways, are of interest to the editor. Software prototypes or projects which help users to
manipulate data, and/or personalize data, are also welcome.

If you are interested in submitting an article, please send a short proposal, discussing the topic and a suggested title, to the email below by March 30, 2007. Draft articles are due to the editor by October 1, 2007. Inquiries and questions are also welcome.

Dr. Brad Eden
Associate University Librarian for Technical Services and Scholarly
University of California, Santa Barbara
Associate Editor, _Library Hi Tech_

Monday, February 26, 2007

CFP: High & Low Culture (Midwest Modern Language Association)

CFP: High & Low Culture (Midwest Modern Language Association)

The Midwest Modern Language Association is soliciting essay submissions for the Fall 2007 issue of the Journal of the Midwest Modern Language Association. The topic for this issue will be "High & Low / Culture." The deadline for submissions is March 31, 2007.

To ensure that the Journal is accessible to the broad membership, essays should be written in English and, when text in other language is quoted, translations in English should be provided. Submissions should not exceed 8,000 words.

Possible topics might include:

Bridging "The Great Divide"
Camp consumption and queer performativity
Art and craft/s
Histories of high and low culture
Novel to film, film to novel
Cultural Studies
Rhetoric and poetics
The Aesthetic of ordinary life
Jazz, hip hop, rock & roll, and literature
Feminist Popular Culture
Slang, spanglish, and other variants in literature
High middle ages, low middle ages
Between high and low
Filming the canon
What's lower than low?
Fan cultures
Merchant & Ivory, Barnes & Noble, Oprah & Faulkner
The wisdom of popular genres
Strange bedfellows
Cultural and subcultural capital
Cultural gatekeeping
Contact zones
Shifting technologies
Issues of access
Alternative public spheres

Please send three copies of each essay (two formatted for anonymous reading) to:

Kevin J.H. Dettmar, President
Midwest Modern Language Association
302 English-Philosophy Building
The University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA 52242-1408

More details are available online at http://www.uiowa.edu/~mmla.

CFP: Archive Trouble - Society for Textual Scholarshop program at Modern Langugage Association

CFP: Archive Trouble - Society for Textual Scholarshop program at Modern Langugage Association

The Society for Textual Scholarship (www.textual.org) is organizing the following panel at the 2007 MLA Convention in Chicago:

The archive (broadly conceived, specifically rendered) as a site of loss, overspill, forgery, chaos, and anxiety -- in any period -- and the consequences for scholarship, editing, cultural practice, and textual theory. Email proposals to Andrew Stauffer (astauff@bu.edu) by March 6.

Andrew Stauffer
Department of English
Boston University

CFP: Online Information Review (Special Issue on Online Information Security)

CFP: Online Information Review (Special Issue on Online Information Security)


About Online Information Review (OIR)
Online Information Review is a refereed journal devoted to research in the broad field of online information, including both transactional and transformational aspects, in the academic, corporate, scientific and commercial contexts. It addresses issues related to online resources,
systems and services, information quality, content and software evaluation, with a primary focus on online and digital information creation, storage, retrieval and applications. Coverage is intentionally international, with contributions from both developed and developing

About the special issue
Online Information Review invites the submission of articles that address aspects of the theme, “Online Information Security”. In recent times there has been considerable popular interest in such issues as identity theft, denial of service attacks, and worms that thrive on the anonymity of the Internet. Behind these more dramatic issues lies considerable research activity, and it is this work that OIR seeks to bring to the fore.

Accordingly, this issue of OIR seeks original research and critical thinking that provides a basis for understanding the dangers of and possible solutions to online information security across the spectrum of online activity. Although all perspectives are welcome, papers that offer strong theoretical foundations and empirical focus will be preferred.

Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:
- Online shopping security
- Secure online banking transactions
- Personal security in the online environment
- Online trust
- Maintaining digital document integrity
- The world of hacking
- Controlling viruses and worms
- Online lures and scams
- Scam Websites for stealing personal information
- New information security threats

Submission information
All papers will be double-blind peer reviewed. Author guidelines for prospective contributors are available at

Papers will be reviewed in accordance with OIR guidelines. Papers will be reviewed within
two weeks of the submission deadline, and all authors informed of decisions within a month of the submission deadline. The accepted papers will be published in Online Information Review Vol 31, No 4 (July-August 2007)

Authors should submit an electronic copy of their manuscript as a Word file to the Editor via e-mail attachment: Dr G E Gorman, e-mail: gary.gorman@vuw.ac.nz

Submission deadline: 1 April 2007
Acceptance decision: 1 May 2007
Date of publication: July-August 2007.

Eileen Breen
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
for advice on writing for publication

Sunday, February 25, 2007

CFP: The Reformation of the Book (Ohio State University Summer Seminar)

CFP: The Reformation of the Book (Ohio State University Summer Seminar)

John N. King and James K. Bracken of The Ohio State University will direct
a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminar for College and University Teachers on continuity and change in the production, dissemination, and reading of Western European books during the 250 years following the advent of printing with movable type. In particular, they plan to pose the governing question of whether the advent of printing was a necessary precondition for the Protestant Reformation. This seminar will also explore the related problem of whether the impact of printing was revolutionary or evolutionary. Employing key methods of the still-emerging interdisciplinary field of the History of the Book, our investigation will consider how the physical nature of books affected ways in which readers understood and assimilated their intellectual contents. This program is geared to meet the needs of teacher-scholars interested in the literary, political, or cultural history of the Renaissance and/or Reformation, the History of the Book, art history, women's stud!
ies, religious studies, bibliography, print culture, library science (including would-be rare book librarians), mass communication, literacy studies, and more.

This seminar will meet from 18 June until 20 July 2007. During the first
week of this program, we shall visit Antwerp, Belgium, in order to draw on resources including the Plantin-Moretus Museum. It preserves the world's only surviving early modern printing and publishing house. During four weeks in Oxford, where we shall reside at St. Edmund Hall, we plan to draw on the resources of the Bodleian Library and other institutions. In addition, we shall make an overnight trip to London in order to visit other rare book collections.

Those eligible to apply include citizens of USA who are engaged in teaching at the college or university level and independent scholars who have received the terminal degree in their field (usually the Ph.D.). In addition, non-US citizens who have taught and lived in the USA for at least three years prior to March 2007 are eligible to apply. NEH will provide participants with a stipend of $3,600.

Full details and application information are available at http://people.cohums.ohio-state.edu/king2/Reformationofthebook/. For further information, please contact rankin.86@osu.edu. The application deadline is March 1, 2007.

CFP: 1st Global Conference - Visual Literacies: Exploring Critical Issues

CFP: 1st Global Conference - Visual Literacies: Exploring Critical Issues

Tuesday 3rd July - Thursday 5th July 2007
Mansfield College, Oxford

Call for Papers
This inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary conference seeks to examine and explore issues surrounding visual literacy in regard to theory and praxis. Perspectives are sought from those engaged in the fields of education, visual arts, fine arts, literature, philosophy, psychology, critical theory and theology. These disciplines are indicative only as papers are welcomed from any area, profession and vocation in which visual literacy plays a part.

Papers, reports, work-in-progress and workshops are invited on issues related to any of the following themes;

* the concept and tools of visual literacy
* pre-school children and visual literacy
* visual literacy and cultural identity
* interpreting elements and examples of visual literacy
* visual literacy as therapy
* the liminal elements and facets of visual literacy
* social and cultural reactions to visual literacy
* visual literacy in literature
* visual literacy in television and film
* visual literacy and the media
* visual literacy as a social semiotic
* teaching visual literacy
* visual literacy as deformed discourse
* theology and visual literacy – use and/or abuse
* teleology and visual literacy
* the history of visual literacy

The Steering Group particularly welcomes the submission of pre-formed panel proposals. 300 word abstracts should be submitted by Friday 9th March 2007. If selected for presentation, 8 page draft conference papers should be submitted by Friday 8th June 2007.

Papers should be submitted to the Joint Organising Chairs: these should be sent as an email attachment in Word or WordPerfect; abstracts can also be submitted in the body of the email text rather than as an attachment. Papers will be blind peer reviewed. Joint Organising Chairs

Dr Phil Fitzsimmons
Faculty of Education
University of Wollongong
Email: philfitz@uow.edu.au

Dr Rob Fisher
Priory House, Freeland, Oxfordshire OX29 8HR
United Kingdom
Email: vl1@inter-disciplinary.net

All papers accepted for and presented at the conference will be published in an ISBN eBook. Selected papers accepted for and presented at the conference will be published in a themed hard copy volume. Three themed volumes are in print and/or in press from previous
meetings of the project.

The conference is sponsored by Inter-Disciplinary.Net as part of the 'Critical Issues' programme of research projects. It aims to bring together people from different areas and interests to share ideas and explore various discussions which are innovative and exciting.

For further details about the project please visit:

For further details about the conference please visit:



"Art Made Tongue-Tied By Authority": Expression, Suppression, and Censorship

Conference date: Friday September 21 ­ Saturday September 22, 2007
Place: Department of English, University of Ottawa
Deadline for proposals: June 1, 2007
Contact: uottawa.conference@gmail.com

According to playwright Eugene O'Neill, "Censorship of anything, at any time, in any place, on whatever pretence, has always been and always will be the last resort of the boob and the bigot." Censorship continues to be a major impediment to freedom of speech in literature, music, and visual and other arts. Indeed, for every act of artistic expression there seems to be
an opposing act of artistic suppression.

Why have artistic works been censored throughout history, and why, in countries that pride themselves on freedom of speech like Canada and the U.S., do they continue to be? Have the reasons for censoring texts changed over history, or do they remain essentially the same? Who exactly are the "boob[s] and bigot[s]" that censor texts? Are there instances where
O'Neill's characterization of the censor is too narrow-minded or even inappropriate? Are there cases where censorship is appropriate or justifiable? Can suppression act as an influence for creative expression or re-presentation?

The Third Annual University of Ottawa English Graduate Conference invites graduate student papers that deal with the censorship of texts (books, films, music, visual arts, advertisements, etc.) in "any time, in any place, [and] on whatever pretence."

Possible topics for consideration include (but are certainly not limited to):

* Individual authors/artists who have been censored
* Censored/Banned/Burned Texts
* Taboo subjects/words
* Mechanisms of censorship (i.e. how it is implemented and enforced, and how these have changed over time)
* Censorship in the cause of political correctness
* The teaching of controversial literature and banned books
* The censoring of children's literature (high school libraries, etc.)
* Censorship of/and History (ie. Holocaust denial, history textbooks, war letters)
* Anti-censorship campaigns (ie. Canada's "Freedom to Read" Week)
* Censorship and Technology (internet, television, computer games, etc.)
* Censorship of the body
* The recovery of repressed or suppressed texts (religious texts, Aboriginal writing, etc.)
* Censorship and minority groups
* Journalistic censorship (Pamphlet wars, media control and ownership, etc.)
* Self-Censorship
* "bleeping" in music and television
* Censorship after 9/11 (journalism, film, etc.)
* Positive aspects of censorship (i.e., J.M. Coetzee: "there may even be cases where external censorship challenges the writer in interesting ways or spurs creativity.")

Submission Guidelines

Please email a 250 to 300 word abstract and a short biographical statement
to uottawa.conference@gmail.com by June 1, 2007. Papers should be 15-20
minutes in length. Please specify if you require any A/V equipment.

CFP: Past Pleasures: Nostalgia and Children's Literature (South Atlantic Modern Language Association)

CFP: Past Pleasures: Nostalgia and Children's Literature (South Atlantic Modern Language Association)

Children's Literature Discussion Circle — Call For Papers
South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA) Conference
November 9-11, 2007
Atlanta, Georgia
Renaissance Atlanta Hotel Downtown.

In order to examine children's literature through the lens of nostalgia, possible topics include, but are not limited to, the following options:

*Updating comics, cartoons, or toys for a new generation of children
*Children's literature and/or cultural objects as souvenirs
*Nostalgic longing for aspects of childhood
*Recapturing or re-imagining childhood
*Historical toys/books translated into new mediums
*Selective cultural memory and amnesia
*Ascribing value to collected objects, children's museums, the role of the collector

Please submit questions, one-page abstracts, or eight-page papers by
March 13, 2007 to Julie A. Sinn at julie.sinn@gmail.com.

SAMLA Website: http://www.samla.org/convention/convention.htm

CFP: IN THEORY (Popular Culture) - New Magazine

CFP: IN THEORY (Popular Culture) - New Magazine

IN THEORY is a new magazine aiming to bring the best of cultural studies to a diverse non-academic audience. We feature short commentary on texts and practices specific to contemporary popular culture: advertisements, films, fashion trends, television shows,
celebrity scandals, web memes, food packaging, greeting cards, advice columns, etc. Articles should borrow from semiotics, psychoanalysis, queer theory, narratology, and other academic disciplines associated with cultural studies and critical theory, while remaining accessible
to a general audience. Ideally, articles should surprise and entertain, presenting smart, pithy analysis of familiar subject matter.

We’re currently seeking submissions no longer than 2,500 words. Pay ranges between $100 and $500. Article submissions should be preceded by a short pitch and bio, sent via email to
submissions@theorymag.com. For more information, including our mission statement and an extended list of possible topics, please contact Nathalie@theorymag.com.

CFP: From Babbitt to Rabbit: Sports in American Literature (Midwest Modern Language Association)

CFP: From Babbitt to Rabbit: Sports in American Literature (Midwest Modern Language Association)
Midwest MLA – Cleveland, OH – November 8-11, 2007

In an America saturated with professional and amateur sporting events, the utilization of sports as a cultural metaphor in literature has a long history. Mark Twain, for instance, once declared that “baseball is the very symbol, the outward and visible struggle of the raging, tearing,
booming nineteenth century.” This panel is interested in these types of intersections: from football in Fitzgerald to wrestling in John Irving, from golf as a refuge for misogynistic business practices to baseball as a key cultural symbol of coming integration in the 1940s. How have sports been employed as a valuable tool in American literature? 300 word abstracts to Joe Webb, Saint Louis University, by March 15, 2007 (jwebb16@slu.edu).

For the complete call for papers visit: www.uiowa.edu/~mmla

Friday, February 23, 2007

IUG 2007 Call for Poster Sessions (Deadline, Friday March 2, 2007)

IUG 2007 Call for Poster Sessions (Deadline, Friday March 2, 2007)
IUG 2007, San Jose, California
May 15-17, 2007 (Pre-conference – May 14th)
Poster Sessions Non-Compete Time, Tuesday May 15th, 2007, 11-12noon after the
opening session.

The IUG 2007 Program Committee is happy to announce a Call for Posters for the upcoming meeting in San Jose, May 14th – 17th, 2007.

The IUG 2007 Program Committee seeks IUG members to prepare a poster sessions for a project, resource, workflow, tutorial, practice (well, just about anything), that will illustrate effective or creative ways that we have used the Innovative System. There will be non-compete time for poster sessions immediately following the opening session and the poster should remain up through the rest of the conference (although you will not be required to stand by the poster after the non-compete time). During the initial period, it is hoped that you would be able to stand by your poster and provide brief summaries of your project as people visit.

If you would like to prepare a poster for IUG 2007, please use this web form to submit your entry:


This will be reviewed by the Program Committee and we will be contacting you by March 9th about having the poster included in the conference.

Please fill out the above web form with your poster session information. Also, given the tight schedule, we will be using the submitted information for the printed program. You can also submit up to five additional people who worked on the project with you.

Information on the poster sessions will be posted soon. The most important thing to remember is that the boards that we are using for posters will provide you with a 4' x 8' space, but does not include a table this year.

On behalf of the IUG program and steering committees, thanks for submitting this proposal for IUG 2007 Poster Sessions.


Janette Hansen (Mount Hood Community College), 2007 Poster Session Coordinator

Nancy Fleck (Michigan State University), 2007 Program Committee Chair

Corey Seeman (University of Michigan), IUG Chair, 2006-2007 & Professional Gadfly

Call for Book Chapters: Innovative Redeign and Reorganization of Library Technical Services

Call for Book Chapters: Innovative Redeign and Reorganization of Library Technical Services

This is a call for book chapters for a new book titled _More... Innovative Redesign and Reorganization of Library Technical Services_. This book will be a companion book to the already published _Innovative Redesign and Reorganization of Library Technical Services: Paths for the Future and Case Studies_ (Libraries Unlimited, 2004). The editor is looking for interesting and provocative redesigns and reorganizations of library technical services, including reengineering of technical services staff for digitization and digital projects, training and new directions in non-MARC metadata projects and collaborations, redesigns and new foci for the presentation and searching of OPACs, reorganization of space and personnel in new and strategic directions, and combining staff functions and departments for greater efficiency and productivity, as examples. Case studies detailing how library organizations are flattening hierarchies, and combining both technical and public services in new and innovative ways are also encouraged. The editor is also interested in library organizations that are incorporating new types of leadership and motivational initiatives that are often seen in the business and corporate communities, such as ideas presented in books such as _Primal Leadership_. Opinion chapters on the future of technical services librarianship, or statistical information related to this area, are invited to submit a proposal as well.

Anyone interested in writing a chapter for this book should send a short proposal detailing what the chapter will be about, with title and authors, to the editor, by March 30, 2007. Final chapter drafts will be due to the editor by September 1, 2007. Please feel free to contact the
editor with any questions. Thank you.

Dr. Brad Eden
Associate University Librarian for Technical Services and Scholarly
University of California, Santa Barbara
Editor, _More... Innovative Redesign and Reorganization of Library
Technical Services_

Call for Book Reviewers: Canadian Journal of History_/_Annales canadiennes d'histoire

Call for Book Reviewers: Canadian Journal of History_/_Annales canadiennes d'histoire

The _Canadian Journal of History_/_Annales canadiennes d'histoire_, Canada's premier journal for the general study of world histories, seeks reviewers for books in a range of fields and topics. We encourage interested scholars to visit our website (www.usask.ca/history/cjh) for guidelines and a list of available books. If you have not reviewed with us before, we also ask that you fill out our online form for reviewers, easily accessed at the same website.

Reviewers need not be Canadian or affiliated with a Canadian university. However, federal funding guidelines make it necessary for us to require that, with only rare exception, reviewers hold a Ph.D. or equivalent degree.

For contact information and guidelines, or to ask any questions, for contributors, see our website or write us at cjh@usask.ca.

LISNews Wiki Wednesday

LISNews Wiki Wednesday

LISNews will be starting a Wiki Wednesday, pointing to a library Wiki that needs beefing up. http://lisnews.org/article.pl?sid=07/02/14/153235

The great thing about wikis is that anyone can contribute. The bad thing about wikis is that hardly anyone does. Part of the problem may be that people just don't know where to start. And that's where Wiki Wednesday comes in.

There are several library-centric wikis out there on the Internets, all with gaping holes in their content. Each week, Wiki Wednesday will highlight an article which needs to be added or fleshed out. LISNewsterz who know something about the week's topic are encouraged to add content to the featured article. (Of course, you may contribute to others, too.)

Thursday, February 22, 2007


May 30-June 3, 2007
Deadline: April 2, 2007
Location: Louisville, Kentucky

The NASIG Program Planning Committee (PPC) invites poster session proposals for the 22nd NASIG conference in Louisville, Kentucky, May 30 ­ June 3, 2007. The theme of the conference is “Place Your Bet in Kentucky: The Serials Gamble.” Posters will be on display in the conference registration area of the Galt House at 9:30-5:30 on Friday, June 1st. Presenters should be available to discuss their topics during two break periods during this day.

Poster sessions provide an opportunity to share innovative ideas and new applications of technology. Sessions may present a report of a research study, an analysis of a practical problem-solving effort, or a description of an innovative program that may be of interest to the serials community. In keeping with NASIG's tradition of non-commercialism, poster sessions focusing solely on a commercial product will not be accepted.

To apply, complete the online application form at:

Deadline for submission: Applications must be received by 5 p.m. EST on Thursday, March 15, 2007. Members of the PPC’s Sub-committee on Poster Sessions will evaluate abstracts. Presenters will be notified by April 2, 2007.

Inquiries may be sent to the PPC co-chairs, Rachel Frick or Sarah George at:

Information Literacy Case Studies (Primary Research Group)

Information Literacy Case Studies (Primary Research Group)

Primary Research Group, publisher of Training College Students in Information Literacy, is planning to release a new publication entitled “Training executives, lawyers and other non-information professionals in information literacy” This report will present case studies of how corporate, legal, hospital and other libraries develop their information literacy efforts.:

1) formal or informal information literacy programs for professional employees
2) integration of library education into training programs
3) development of continuing education efforts for librarians themselves
4) development of special classes, tutorials and other educational vehicles for new employees
5) development of computer literacy for medical students and students of other professional schools
6) development of tests, exams, and other evaluation tools
7) development of help desks, FAQ’s and other guides and means to help employees or professional school students to find the information that they need in the most productive way.

Submissions should be between 600 and 2,500 words. Tentative closing date
for submissions is: April 25, 2007.

For writer’s guidelines and a more complete project description, please send an email to Mr. James Moses at primarydat@mindspring.com. To learn more about Primary Research Group, visit our website at www.primaryresearch.com.

CFP: ALCTS Poster Session for 50th conference (Washington D.C., June 20, 2007)

CFP: ALCTS Poster Session for 50th conference (Washington D.C., June 20, 2007)
Deadline: April 2, 2007

The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) seeks proposals for a poster session to be held during the 50th ALCTS Anniversary Conference, June 20 and 21, 2007, in Washington, D.C. The poster session will be held Wednesday, June 20.

The ALCTS Conference, "Interactive Futures: A National Conference on the Transformation of Library Collections & Technical Services," will engage attendees in a thought-provoking, open, and participatory exchange on the transformation of our work and our profession.

In keeping with the conference theme, poster session proposals should focus on a transformative change or an innovation in any area of library collections or technical services work for monographs, serials, or electronic resources, whether in collection development and management, cataloging, acquisitions, or preservation. Poster sessions may document a change that has been implemented, or may suggest an innovation or describe a trend likely to affect change in the philosophy or practice of our profession.

This poster session offers a unique opportunity for beginning career librarians and veteran librarians, for library support staff, and for students, to address the future in which all attendees will work in a most stimulating setting. More than 250 attendees are expected; featured conference speakers are library leaders and provocative thinkers like Susan Nutter, David Lankes, Stephen Abram and Richard Lanham.

The deadline for poster session submissions is Monday, April 2. The ALCTS conference committee will review all submissions for appropriateness of theme, for quality of content, and for quality of presentation. Applicants will be notified by May 1. Please see the ALCTS 50th Anniversary web site for more information on the conference, and for a submission form for poster session applications. If you have questions, please contact Bob Nardini (email:bnardini@couttsinfo.com or telephone: 603-340-4378).

Registration for the ALCTS 50th Anniversary Conference, "Interactive Futures: A National Conference on the Transformation of Library Collections & Technical Services," is now open. You can register through the ALCTS web site at www.ala.org/alcts by clicking the “Register” link. Registration is open to anyone interested in charting the future course of library collections and technical services.

For more information on the ALCTS Conference, visit here.

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

CFP: Moving Cultures, Shifting Identities: a conference about migration, connection, heritage and cultural memory

CFP: Moving Cultures, Shifting Identities: a conference about migration, connection, heritage and cultural memory.
Location: Australia
Call for Papers Date: March 12, 2007

Flinders University, Adelaide, South Australia
3-5 December 2007
Visit the website at http://fhrc.flinders.edu.au/events/movingcultures.html

This conference will examine issues of migration, transnational connection, displacement heritage, global space and cultural memory created by the movements of peoples between cultures in the modern world.

In the mass migrations of the last 200 years, millions of people have left their homelands and home cultures to settle in new places. Their motives have been many: the emigrant’s search for new opportunities, the gastarbeiter’s self-imposed exile, the refugee’s forced flight and the settler’s quest for trade, military advantage or fresh fields and pastures new have all shaped the great migrations of the modern period.

Moving Cultures, Shifting Identities will explore the cultural connections between homelands and new lands, and the complexities of reshaping cultural identities and shifting allegiances between cultures of departure and cultures of arrival.

The conference will have three main streams:

The public policy stream will cover issues of economics, population, forced migration, security, ‘core values’, education and the managing of cultural impacts of migration.

The history of migration stream will include sessions on pre- and post-World War Two migration, recent arrivals and diasporic communities.

The cultural migration stream will include sessions on memory, writing, language, cultural maintenance and sustainability, and the plurality of migrant identities.

Papers are invited on the following topics:
• The demographics of people flow: who moves where? and why?
• Forced migration in the Asia Pacific
• Cultural, political and economic factors shaping migration. How are connections made?
• Bordering the nation: migration and national security
• Transnationalism, citizenship and sovereignty
• Gender and generational issues in the migration experience
• Linguistics, diaspora and migration
• Settling down, settlement patterns and return migration
• Can multi-cultures and multi-ethnicities produce one nation?
• Multiculturalism
• Language maintenance in the new culture
• Foodways
• Migration, place and situated identities
• Connections with the new place and (re)negotiating with the old
• Home and Away: What is transferred from the home culture to the new culture? What cannot fit in the baggage?
• Imaginary homelands: life-writing, creative writing and film responses to the migration experience
• Unsettlement: the idea of the settler colony
• Cultural memory: heritage and exchange
• Transplanted cultures as tourist attractions
• Fusion, ‘cultural hybridity’, cosmopolitanism …

Flinders University, Adelaide, South Australia
3-5 December 2007

Nena Bierbaum
School of Humanities
Flinders University
South Australia
+61 8 82012257
Email: nena.bierbaum@flinders.edu.au

CFP: International Cultural Heritage Informatics Meetings

CFP: International Cultural Heritage Informatics Meetings
October 24-26, 2007
Toronto, Ontario, Canada


The bi-annual International Cultural Heritage Informatics Meetings (ICHIM) have --since 1991-- explored cultural heritage informatics on a global scale, with a strong focus on policy,
infrastructure and economic issues. They are attended by senior cultural, governmental,
academic and publishing professionals, including library, archives and museum directors and
managers, and cultural policy advocates and analysts.

You are invited to participate in the 2007 edition of the International Cultural Heritage
Informatics Meetings. Topics of interest include:

Heritage Information & Society
* Policy
* Law
* Economics and Funding
* Convergence of Institutions

Technologically Mediated Heritage
* Resources
* Public Programs
* Services
* Collaborations

Cultural Knowledge
* Acquisition
* Retrieval
* Preservation

Digital Heritage
* Digital Art
* Representations
* Delivery methods
* Evaluation

Organizational Policy
* Best Practices
* Impacts
* Innovations

Cultural Heritage Information Systems
* Research
* Prototypes and Models
* Innovative Design
* Applications
* Architectures
* Networks

Education and Infrastructures
* Cultural & Linguistic Diversity
* Educating Cultural Heritage Informatics Professionals

Session Formats
ICHIM meetings include formal papers, round table discussions, seminars, workshops, project
briefings and demonstrations. Those interested in participating are encouraged to describe what they wish to convey and to whom; if accepted, the Program Committee will suggest an appropriate delivery format.

Deadline for Proposals: April 30, 2007.
Submit your proposal using our on-line form. See

ICHIM07 Program Committee
Co-Chairs: David Bearman and Jennifer Trant, Archives & Museum Informatics
* Maxwell Anderson, Indianapolis Museum of Art, USA
* David Arnold, University of Brighton, UK
* Liam Bannon, University of Limerick, Ireland
* Jean François Chougnet, Berardo Museum of Contemporary Art, Portugal
* Susan Chun, Metropolitan Museum of Art, USA
* Costis Dallas, Panteion University, and PRC Group SA, Greece
* David Dawson, MLA, UK
* Wendy Duff, University of Toronto, Canada
* Franca Garzotto, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
* Kati Geber, Canadian Heritage information Network, Canada
* Margaret Hedstrom, University of Michigan, USA
* Harald Kraemer, Universitry of Bern, Switzerland
* Ottmar Moritsch, Technisches Museum Wien, Austria
* Xavier Perrot, Bibliothèque Nationale de France, France
* Peter Sigmond, Rijksmuseum, The Netherlands
* Jane Sledge, National Museum of the American Indian, USA
* Kevin Sumption, Powerhouse Museum, Australia
* Nicole Vallières, McCord Museum, Canada
* Christabel Wright, Dept of Communications, IT and Arts, Australia

To learn more about ICHIM, see past papers on-line at

J. Trant jtrant@archimuse.com
Partner & Principal Consultant phone: +1 416 691 2516
Archives & Museum Informatics fax: +1 416 352 6025
158 Lee Ave, Toronto
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CFP: IATUL 2007 (Global Access to Science - Scientific Publishing for the Future)

CFP: IATUL 2007 (Global Access to Science - Scientific Publishing for the Future)

Submission term prolonged until February 15

Global Access to Science - Scientific Publishing for the Future


The Program Committee invites proposals for papers and posters for the 2007 Annual IATUL Conference, which will be held in Stockholm from 11-14 June.

Science publishing is rapidly changing due to the introduction of advanced electronic media which give new dimensions to the world-wide access to scientific results. How research is
undertaken, is also changing, with the rapid development of newly established areas such as E-science. The scholarly communication of the future will be heavily influenced by the initiatives taken by universities and information providers of today. Scholars all over the world are engaged in this process and traditional peer-reviewed publishing is being transformed in the light of different forms of Open Access. National programs are being set up to support initiatives and actions to find ways of facilitating free online access to government funded research.

The conference will discuss Global Access to Science - Scientific Publishing for the Future. The theme is subdivided into five topics. We try to give examples of the subjects we expect your
contributions to cover:

A. The emergence/development of new tools and services for employing and managing the ever increasing Sci Tech Information (Semantic web, E-science, Data-/Textmining)

B. Public access to publicly-funded research (National Programmes for Open Access, Place of Repositories in the New Sci Tech Information Infrastructure, Long Term Access and Digital

C. (The need for) New metrics for assessing the importance/impact of research findings/results/publications

D. The Economics of Scholarly Journals in the new Journal Environment. (New Open Access models; Hybrid Journals; Impact on Big Deal Pricing; Handling of Publication Charges; Experiences of Open Access/Hybrid Journal Publishers; Investigation of Author Preferences).

E. Bridging the gap in dissemination of and access to information (initiatives to overcome obstacles in promoting and disseminating Sci Tech Information from outside Europe and North
America, initiatives to promote free access to Sci Tech Information for the developing world)

Important Dates

* February 15, 2007 Abstracts of papers and posters due to Program Committee.
* March 1, 2007 Notification of acceptance.
* April 25, 2007 Completed papers due to Program Committee.

Contributed Papers

Papers may report the results of completed research, describe research in progress, or present a position on an issue related to the conference themes. Paper proposals should consist of the

* Title;
* Main topic/key term;
* Author name;
* Affiliation;
* Contacts (including e-mail and/or web address).
* Abstract that should be about 300 words

Proposals will be evaluated on the basis of these abstracts. The deadline for submission is February 15, 2007; authors will be notified of acceptance in March 2007.

Authors of accepted papers are expected to attend the conference and will be given 20 minutes to present their papers within a 30-minute time slot. Papers will be published on the IATUL web site and in the IATUL Conference Proceedings on CD-ROM. The deadline for submission of completed papers is April 25, 2007.

Poster Sessions

Poster sessions are informal presentations featuring successful solutions to problems and innovative library-based projects with important lessons for the academic and research library
community. Posters may use graphics, tables, or charts, but must not exceed the space of 1200x840 mm. Lap top computers and visual display devices may be used if the presenter provides them. These interactive sessions will be scheduled in a single time block
during which the presenter should be prepared to repeat the presentation several times. Each presentation should last about ten minutes including time for questions from the audience.
Abstracts of poster sessions may be published on the IATUL web site. Authors should submit a Proposal for Papers or Poster, including an abstract not exceeding an A4 page. Proposals will be
evaluated on the basis of these abstracts. The deadline for submission is February 15, 2007 ; authors will be notified of acceptance in March 2007.

Selection Criteria

The Program Committee will evaluate the content of abstracts for relevance to the conference themes, clarity, originality, and timeliness.

Please submit your proposal for paper/poster by filling the registration form at IATUL 2007 web site


or send it by e-mail to: annakarin.forsberg@lib.kth.se

or by post to:

Anna-Karin Forsberg
Royal Insitute of Technology Library
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