Friday, May 30, 2008
The ALA Annual Conference is just a few short weeks away, and we are again looking for volunteers to post brief summaries of LITA-sponsored sessions on the LITA Blog (http://litablog.org). While you're visiting Anaheim to learn, meet up with old friends, and engage in discussion about the newest new things in library technology, why not take this opportunity to share this experience with others?
A current Blog Schedule can be found at http://litablog.org/blog-schedule-ala-annual-2008. We would like to cover as many of the sessions as possible, so please feel free to pick one (or ten) and join the LITA Blogging Community.
If you are interested, just contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, e-mail and the sessions you would like to cover. I'll be happy to answer any questions you might have.
Thanks very much in advance!
Thursday, May 29, 2008
Microform & Imaging Review is an international journal that includes articles about digital and microform (microfilm/microfiche) technologies and collections. Areas of possible focus include:
-Case studies of building digital collections
-Offering digital for access / microfilm for preservation
-Newspaper digitization from microfilm
-Library 2.0 technologies and digital collections
-digital media centers for student/faculty use
-digital/microfilm collections in collection development
-overview of current digitization / microfilm equipment
-promoting microfilm collections in the digital age
Additional information about the journal, including a listing of digital and microfilm collections for review, is available at:
Editor, Microform & Imaging Review
Box 013, Walker Library
Middle Tennessee State Univ.
Murfreesboro, TN 37132
Friday, May 23, 2008
CFP: Education Libraries (Fall 2008): Topics could include archives and digitization; historical collections & digital libraries.
Deadline: July 1, 2008
We are accepting papers for the next issue of Education Libraries, a peer-reviewed journal published by SLA's Education Division. This journal is indexed in ERIC, and WilsonWeb's Library Literature and Information Science.
For information about the journal, instructions for authors, and full-text copies of selected back issues, please go to http://units.sla.org/division/ded/education_libraries.html. You do not have
to be a member of SLA or the Education Division to publish in Education Libraries. We welcome additional book reviewers.
For this issue, we are also asking you to share your experiences, or provide reviews of specialized software applications used for archiving and digitizing library or historical collections. If you are interested in testing and writing about some of the software at the upcoming SLA
conference in Seattle and the ALA conference in Anaheim, we’d love to hear what you have to say. The following list is not comprehensive; feel free to submit reviews of other vendors.
Backstage Library Works
Andornot Consulting, Inc.
Cuadra Associates, Inc.
SAMMA Systems, Inc.
Open Text Corporation
Email queries and manuscripts to co-editor, Jacqueline Snider at email@example.com.
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Submit your paper idea for the 28th Charleston Conference on Issues in Book and Serial Acquisition! Sign up is now open at www.katina.info.conference.
The 28th Charleston Conference - Issues in Book and Serial Acquisition
November 5 (Preconferences and Vendor Showcase)
November 6-8 (Main Conference), 2008
2008 Theme ? The Best of Times, The Worst of Times
Begun in 1980, the Charleston Conference has grown from 20 participants in 1980 to over 1,100 in 2007. The Charleston Conference is "the best library conference in the world."
Just some of the speakers for 2008 include:
Rick Anderson (University of Utah)
Nancy Eaton (Penn State University)
Derek Law (University of Strathclyde)
Deana Marcum (Library of Congress)
Michael Moss (University of Glasgow)
Joyce Ogburn (University of Utah)
Brian Schottlaender, (UCSD)
Pat Schroeder (Association of American Publishers)
John Unsworth (University of Illinois)
To suggest a panel or preconference topic visit www.katina.info/conference or contact Katina Strauch
See you in November!
Call for articles: International collaborative digitization projects (OCLC Systems & Services: International Digital Library Perspectives)
Call for articles: International collaborative digitization projects (OCLC Systems & Services: International Digital Library Perspectives)
OCLC Systems & Services: International Digital Library Perspectives will be publishing a special issue on digitization projects that areinternational and collaborative. The editor is looking for innovative digitization projects that feature multiple formats (books, images,maps, 3D visualization, music, art, etc.), and that have multiplepartners and collaborators from different countries and nationalities. Projects that are based on international grants are especiallyencouraged. Articles can be of any length, and figures and screen shotsare encouraged. OSS: IDLP is a peer-reviewed journal.If you are interested in contributing, please send the editor your name,a short proposal of the topic, and a tentative title for the article. Deadline for proposals is July 1, 2008. Articles would be due to theeditor by December 1, 2008. Any questions can be directed to theeditor. Thank you.Dr. Brad Eden Editor, _OCLC Systems & Services: International Digital Library Perspectives_Associate University Librarian for Technical Services and ScholarlyCommunicationUniversity of California, Santa Barbaraeden@library.ucsb.edu
Primary Research Group (http://www.primaryresearch.com) is seeking project directors for two monographs. The first is on: Developments in Academic Library Interlibrary Loan; the second is on library personnel management.
Each requires email interviews followed up by phone calls to 9 academic libraries.
We estimate about 50- 60 hours of work and offer a stipend of $1350 as well as free copies to all participants, including those interviewed, as well as editor/contributor attribution.
Contact Primary Research Group at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
James Moses, Research Analyst
Primary Research Group Inc.
2753 Broadway, #156
NY, NY 10025
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
INTERNATIONAL STUDIES ASSOCIATION ANNUAL CONFERENCE, New York, USA, February 15th through the 18th of 2009
The space that digital games occupy in many people's lives has grown exponentially. Research on the socio-political ramifications of digital games has not, however, and is only now beginning to catch up. This panel seeks to redress the theoretical gap between this world and a growing number of virtual worlds and welcomes therefore papers that explore the relationship between digital games and questions of time, politics/political agency, and security using insights gained from the Social Sciences as well as the Humanities.
If you would be interested in presenting a paper, please send us an abstract of no more than 500 words by Friday, May 23. Do not forget to include a title for your abstract, your name, your affiliation, and your contact information.
Please contact the panel organizers if you would like more information:
Research Fellow, Swedish Institute of International Affairs Stockholm, Sweden
Associate Professor, Department of Peace and Development Research Gothenburg University, Sweden
The general call for ISA proposals can be viewed at:
Sunday, May 18, 2008
(publisher, American Library Association)
Introductory Note: Bob Blanchard, Adult Services Librarian, Des Plaines Public Library. Contributor to Illinois Librarians; Thinking Outside the Book: Essays for Innovative Librarians (McFarland, 2008)
Afterword: Dr. Ann Riedling, LIS Faculty, Mansfield University. Learning to Learn: A Guide to Becoming Information Literate in the 21st Century (Neal-Schuman, 2006)
Practical, concise, how-to articles. No previously published, simultaneously submitted material, or co-authors. Two articles required: 1900-2100 words total; for example, one article could be 1000 words, the other 900 words. No underlining, bold, all caps for emphasis, please.
Editor Carol Smallwood, M.L.S., has written, co-authored, edited 19 books such as Educators as Writers for Scarecrow, Libraries Unlimited, Peter Lang, and others. Her work has appeared in English Journal, Clackamas Literary Review, The Detroit News, Poesia, and several others including anthologies. Pudding House Publications published her chapbook, 2008; Words and Images of Belonging co-edited with Aurorean editor is with an agent; a recent book is
Possible topics: marketing, online publishing, where to send reviews, research skills for historical novels, using editing a library newsletter to edit books, ideas from students for YA books, using tools like BIP to locate publishers for your books, storytellers turned picture book authors, blogs and author web sites, interviewing, writing groups, networking, using a technology edge,
promoting your books at conferences. Using issues librarians face such as censorship in poetry, essays, memoir, short stories, columns.
Deadline June 30, 2008
Topics may be sent first for feedback. Compensation: a complimentary copy, discount on additional copies. Please submit articles for consideration with a 65-70 word bio. Place LIBRARIANS/your name on the subject line to: email@example.com
Suzanne Doe, a subject bibliographer at Central Michigan University, obtained
her M.L.I.S. from the University of North Texas. She has been published in
American Libraries, Beloit Poetry Journal, Library Trends. Her recent books
include: The Mystery Woman (Random House, 2006); Adagio Sunset Candle (Poetry
Press, 2008); Midwest Library Organizations (McFarland, forthcoming). She
received the Kitty Maize Fiction Award, 2008. An avid skier, Suzanne organizes
writing workshops for Pine Arts Council.
Guidelines also on: http://www.encirclepub.com/poetry/aurorean/announcements
1. Women & Poetry: Tips on Writing, Publishing and Teaching from American Women Poets
Foreword by Robin Merrill, Maine Poets Society President 2006-2007. M.F.A.
Stonecoast. With hundreds of poems published, some from her chapbook Laundry &
Stories (Moon Pie Press) were featured on Garrison Keillor's “Writers'
Afterword by the editors of Iris Magazine, an award-winning publication of 27
years celebrating and empowering young women through provocative articles,
essays, and fiction pieces that are uplifting, inclusive, and literate.
Markets for women, why women write, time management, using life experience,
women's magazines, critique groups, networking, blogs, unique issues women must
overcome, lesbian and bisexual writing, formal education, queries and
proposals, conference participation, family scheduling, feminist writing,
self-publishing, teaching tips, are just a few areas women poets are
Practical, concise, how-to articles with bullets/headings have proven the most
helpful. Please avoid writing about “me” and concentrate on what will most
help the reader. A question and answer format for interviews may be used.
2. Milestones for American Women: Our Defining Passages
Foreword by Carolyn Lesser, Webster University, St. Louis, MO, nonfiction
writing faculty; natural science children's books published by Harcourt, Alfred
A. Knopf; essayist, poet, photographer, keynote speaker, artist.
Afterword by Dr. Loriene Roy, 2007-2008 President of the American Library
Association. Professor, University of Texas at Austin, founder of "If I Can
Read, I Can Do Anything," a national reading club for Native American children.
Please consider sharing the important milestones, life changing events,
transitions in your life--material that would broadly fit the “Women's
Studies” genre that is highly readable, moving and relatable. There are the
passages that occur to us (for example, losing a loved one, having to relocate)
and then the passages we choose (such as getting a degree in mid-life, adopting
a child). Please focus on those pivotal moments and why they were milestones
This book celebrates our passages as women, from one moment into another, from
one door to the next. Often it is after the navigation, that in reflection, we
see that some of the most difficult are the ones we have learned the most and
have had lasting effects as well on those around us.
Guidelines for Women and Poetry and/or Milestones for American Women:
Step 1: send your proposed topics before writing articles to avoid duplication;
proposed topics must be accompanied by a 65-70 word bio with your present
position, location, relevant publications, career highlights for the
contributor page; please use POETS or MILESTONES on the subject line to
Step 2:(if your topics are approved): deadline for submissions (by e-mail only)
is June 30, 2008. Again, please use POETS or MILESTONES in the subject line;
send to either Cynthia at firstname.lastname@example.org; or Carol at
email@example.com in a Word document (.doc format only) using 12-point font.
(Send to one co-editor only please; your submission will be acknowledged.)
Article specifics: word total for 1-2 articles based on your experience: 1,900
minimum; maximum 2,100. Two articles preferred. If submitting two articles,
please break them up fairly evenly in word count.
No previously published or simultaneously submitted material. Contributors must
be reside in the U.S. Books such as this can typically take up to a year to
compile. Contributors receive a complimentary copy and contributor's discount
on additional copies.
Co-editor Cynthia Brackett-Vincent is publisher/editor of the esteemed Aurorean
poetry journal; poetry instructor; award-winning poet; author of The 95 Poems
chapbook (2005) and contributor to Educators as Writers: Publishing for
Personal and Professional Development. In 2007, her poems received a citation,
honorable mention and second place in the National Federation of State Poetry
Societies, New England Writers and Maine Poets Society competitions. View
Cynthia at http://www.encirclepub.com/poetry/aurorean/editor
Co-editor, Carol Smallwood has written, co-authored, and edited 19 books such
as Educators as Writers for Scarecrow, Libraries Unlimited. An award-winning
writer, her work has appeared in English Journal, Clackamas Literary Review,
Iris, and several others including anthologies; chapbook, Pudding House 2008;
Educators as Writers, Peter Lang 2006;
3. U.S. Women on Family: Writing, Publishing, and Teaching Tips
Foreword: Robbi Hess, Journalist, co-author, Complete Idiot's Guide to 30,000
Baby Names (Penguin Books); Editor, Byline Magazine
Afterword: Suzanne Bunkers, Professor of English, Minnesota State University,
editor of Diaries of Girls and Women: a Midwestern American Sampler (University
of Wisconsin Press)
This is a book not just on writing but tips for women writing about family.
Possible subject areas you might address include: markets; why women write
about family; using life experience; networking; blogs; unique issues women
must overcome; formal education; queries and proposals; conference
participation; family scheduling; self-publishing; teaching tips; family in
creative nonfiction, poetry, short stories, novels.
Practical, concise, how-to articles with bullets/headings have proven the most
helpful to readers. Please avoid writing about “me” and concentrate on what
will help the reader. A question and answer format for interviews may be used.
Word total for 1-2 articles based on your experience: 1,900 minimum; maximum
2,100. Two articles preferred. If submitting 2, please break them up fairly
evenly in word count. No previously published or simultaneously submitted
material; no co-authors. No underlining, bold, all caps for emphasis.
Deadline: June 30, 2008
Contributors receive a complimentary copy and discounts on additional copies.
It is common for compilation of an anthology to take upwards of a year, but I
will be in touch with updates on securing a publisher.
Editor: Carol Smallwood has written, co-authored, and edited 19 books such as
Educators as Writers (Peter Lang, 2006); chapbook, (Pudding House 2008); The
Published Librarian (American Library Association, forthcoming). My work has
appeared in English Journal, Clackamas Literary Review, Iris, The Detroit News,
several others including anthologies; Words and Images of Belonging co-edited
with the editor of the Aurorean is with an agent; a recent book is
Please send articles for consideration with a 65-70 word bio. Place FAMILY and
your name on the subject line, send to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Suzanne Doe’s has been published in the Bellingham Review, Beloit Poetry
Journal, Passages North. Her M.F.A.’s from the Stonecoast Program/University
of Southern Maine and she teaches creative writing at Central Michigan
University. Her recent books include: The Mystery Woman (Random House, 2006);
Midwest Ski Slopes (Michigan State University, forthcoming). She received the
Kitty Maize Fiction Award, 2008. An avid skier, Suzanne organizes writing
workshops for Pine Arts Council.
Most publishers return rights to contributors after publication. Contributors
will be asked to sign a release from the publisher and therefore may agree to
the details of the contract or withdraw.
Proposal Submission Deadline: 05/30/2008
Full Chapters Due: 10/31/2008
A book edited by Willie van Peer, University of Munich, Germany
Sonia Zyngier, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Vander Viana, Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
We live at a time of enormous realignments in the use of media. Each day
more information can be retrieved from the Internet. The world is not one of
knowing how to access and manage information rather than storing and
processing it. In the area of literature, ever more information on literary
production is being disseminated and retrieved in electronic form. This has
considerable consequences for the form and use of such information. It also
has consequences for learning and research environments at educational
institutions. Today’s popularization of modern technologies has allowed
scholars in the Humanities, including literature specialists, to access an
array of novel opportunities in the digital medium, which have brought about
an equal number of challenges and questions. In spite of the vast amount of
information now at hand, very little has been provided for the advance of
Objective of the book
This volume aims at providing a deep probe into the most relevant issues in
literary education and digital learning. The chapters will be organized into
two categories: research and education. The first group will collect studies
investigating the impact of technologies in literary research. Its main aim
is to understand how computers and other new technologies may help scholars
investigate literary works in novel ways, thus bringing new perspectives to
the area. The second group will look into the potential of applying distance
learning methods/concepts/environments to the field of literature. In other
words, it will collect contributions on how these resources may be used by
scholars and students either inside or outside regular classrooms, provided
that these classroom applications are not accounts of experience but based
on research. In sum, the volume will offer a survey of how digital literary
education has developed, where it stands now, how research in this area has
progressed, and what the prospects are for the future.
This volume will be of interest to those interested in digital
learning/teaching and/or literature, especially in the university context.
This book will also interest literature professionals who would like to see
how digital learning works in practice. In addition, the book will be highly
valuable to those researchers in the field interested in keeping abreast
with current developments in the confluence of their fields of expertise and
The topics to be covered in Parts I (Research) and II (Education) should
encompass literature and one of the following aspects (the list below is not
comprehensive, other topics may be welcomed, and especially those in which
authors are considered specialists):
*Applications in Distance Learning
*Empirical Research on Digital Learning/Teaching
*Methods in Distance Education Teaching
*Online Education Tools and Technologies
*Shortcomings of Distance Learning Applications and Technologies
*Web-Based Course Authoring Tools
Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before May 30,
2008, a 2-4 page chapter proposal clearly explaining the mission and
concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Authors of accepted proposals will
be notified by July 31, 2008 about the status of their proposals and sent
chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by October
31, 2008. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review
basis. This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea
Group Inc.), publisher of the “Information Science Reference” (formerly Idea
Group Reference) and “Medical Information Science Reference” imprints. For
additional information regarding the publisher, please visit
Inquiries and submissions can be forwarded electronically (Word document) to:
Vander Viana email@example.com
Friday, May 16, 2008
The British Library will host this year's International Conference on Preservation of Digital Objects (iPRES 2008) at its Conference Centre in St Pancras, London, on 29-30 September 2008.
Conference URL: http://www.bl.uk/ipres2008/
CFP URL: http://www.bl.uk/ipres2008/papers.html
Registration opens: 12 May
Submission of title and abstract: 28 May 2008
Notification of acceptance: 14 June 2008
Camera-ready papers due: 15 August 2008
Deadline for early registration: 21 July 2008
Registration deadline: 22 September 2008
Conference opens: 29 September 2008
Call for papers
The value and volume of digital information increases year on year. Our scientific, cultural, and social heritage becomes more digital and the need to ensure that it can be effectively preserved becomes more urgent. This problem is not confined within national boundaries and is not specific to any discipline. We must work together to solve the challenges posed by this historic change. Whilst easily envisaged, collaborative working across national boundaries requires commitment, planning and co-ordination, and the theme of this year’s conference is designed to focus minds on how that can be achieved.
There are, in addition, further areas where the community needs to consider the value of a joined up approach. Stronger links can be forged between libraries and archives or between those practising scientific data curation and those involved with preserving arts and humanities information or learning materials. We need to strengthen the ties between theory and practice in digital preservation. It should be possible to show that preservation practice is underpinned by theory and can deliver benefits to stakeholder communities.
iPRES is a series of international conferences that seeks to address issues relating to digital preservation by bringing together experts and practitioners across the spectrum of digital preservation disciplines. We invite you to submit papers and presentations that present substantial new results, contribute to the conceptual foundations of digital preservation, or show novel applications of existing work. Empirical evidence demonstrating what works – and what doesn’t – is also welcome.
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC, USA
25-27 October 2008
In the context of today's rapid developments in information technologies, the book is indeed an old medium of expression. Do the new media (the internet, multimedia texts and new delivery formats) represent a threat or an opportunity? What is the book's future as a creature of and conduit for human creativity?
This Conference will address the provocative suggestion that, rather than being eclipsed by the new media, the book will thrive as a cultural and commercial artifact. More than this, the information architecture of the book, embodying as it does thousands of years' experience with recorded knowledge, may well prove critical to the success of the new media.
As well as impressive line-up of international main speakers, the Conference will also include numerous paper, workshop and colloquium presentations by practitioners, teachers and researchers. We would particularly like to invite you to respond to the Conference Call-for-Papers. Presenters may choose to submit written papers for publication in the fully refereed International Journal of the Book. If you are unable to attend the Conference in person,
virtual registrations are also available which allow you to submit a paper for refereeing and possible publication in this fully refereed academic Journal, as well as access to the electronic version of the Conference proceedings.
Proposals are reviewed within four weeks of submission. Full details of the Conference, including an online proposal submission form, are to be found at the Conference website - http://www.Book-Conference.com
We look forward to receiving your proposals and hope you will be able to join us
in Washington, DC in October.
Dr. Michael Peters
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
For: The Advisory Board, International Conference on the Book
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Name: ALCTS Networked Resources and Metadata Interest Group
Event: Annual discussion and business meeting
Date: Sunday, June 29, 2008
Time: 8:00-10:00 (business meeting from approx. 9:15-10:00)
Place: Disneyland Hotel, North Exhibit Hall, Meeting Room B
The summer meeting of the Networked Resources and Metadata Interest Group at ALA Annual will consist of a discussion followed by a business meeting. The topic of the discussion is “IT Support in Cataloging Departments.”
In March of this year, Erin Stalberg from NCSU posed some questions on the metadatalibrarians list about the existence of organizational models which combine both metadata competencies and MARC competencies. The questions elicited few answers and much interest. We would like to devote our meeting time to an open discussion of issues such as technical competencies, metadata competencies, workflows which accommodate both Marc and other metadata schemas, and ways in which these skillsets can be brought into our departments and have them support all of our workflows.
Please contact me if you are interested in helping lead this discussion. I would like to have 2 or 3 people who can draw out questions from the audience and then help facilitate a discussion around them. This is not a formal presentation, rather a forum for exploring the ways in which technological skills and cataloging skills may be combined in an organizational structure.
If you have related questions which you would like addressed during the discussion, please send them along by replying directly to me. I will summarize for the lists.
Social Sciences Cataloger
UCLA Library Cataloging & Metadata Center
Phone: (310) 206-5853
Fax: (310) 794-9357
Thursday, May 08, 2008
Did you know??? A recent survey of the LAMA membership found that 73% of LAMA's 5,000-plus members ranked "LA&M" as the "most valuable" feature of their membership.
Don’t miss this valuable and rewarding opportunity to help shape LAMA’s flagship magazine as it moves from a traditional print publication into a fully web-based format. LA&M needs your creativity in finding original and exciting approaches to presenting content and developing new features. With support from the LAMA Publications and Editorial Advisory Board and ALA Production Services, you will build your skill set as an editor while giving back to your profession and serving more than 5,000 LAMA members.
For more information, please contact associate editor Eric Shoaf at firstname.lastname@example.org. He will be happy to talk with you.
The Library Administration and Management Association (LAMA) seeks an experienced writer or editor to assist in the production and eventually take charge of LAMA’s quarterly magazine, Library Administration & Management (LA&M). As the flagship publication of LAMA, LA&M serves as an outlet for publishing and news information disseminated from LAMA committees and working groups, as well as for best practices in the field of library administration. The print magazine is transitioning into a full-feature web publication, expected to be complete in 2009-2010, and will continue to serve the membership in vital new ways by providing more timely information, multi-media features, and high quality graphics.
The associate editor will be responsible for working closely with the editor in the production of each issue of LA&M, establishing close working relationships with and serving as liaison to the LAMA section and committee chairs in reporting section news, and performing other duties as determined by the editor. After serving two years, the incumbent will assume the duties of editor in 2010. The associate editor serves as an ex-officio member of the LAMA Board of Directors and the LA&M Editorial Advisory Board. The first issue for which the newly appointed associate editor will share responsibility will be volume 23, no. 1, with a copy due date in late September 2008.
Applicants must be LAMA members and have a strong overall knowledge of the association and its goals, have an interest in and knowledge of management issues relevant to libraries, and a familiarity with management literature in general. Applicants must have written and published articles and/or have demonstrated editorial experience. Preferred applicants will have experience or familiarity with the technical and editorial issues associated with electronic and Web publishing, and knowledge of emerging technologies in this publishing format.
The successful candidate must make a four-year commitment to attend American Library Association (ALA) Midwinter Meetings and Annual Conferences, with emphasis on attending LAMA section and committee meetings, and other events. Compensation up to $1,500 annually will be provided to cover documented travel and/or editorial expenses. Applicants should send a resume and cover letter summarizing their editorial philosophy, two to four samples of written work or editorial activities, and three letters of reference addressing qualifications to: Kerry Ward, Executive Director, LAMA, 50 E. Huron St., Chicago, IL 60611, or e-mail materials to Kerry Ward email@example.com. Finalists will be interviewed at the 2008 ALA Annual Conference in Anaheim, CA.
The deadline for application is June 7, 2008.
Wednesday, May 07, 2008
CFP URL: http://gaming.techsource.ala.org/index.php/Call_for_Presenters
We're in full swing for planning the second annual ALA TechSource Gaming, Learning, and Libraries Symposium, which will take place on November 2-4, 2008, in Oak Brook, IL (a western suburb of Chicago).
There's some preliminary information on the site about registration, the location, and keynote speakers, but we've also just posted the official Call for Presenters. If your library is doing something innovative with gaming, if you're doing research around gaming and libraries, or if you have ideas to propose and share, please submit a proposal. We want to offer another great program chock full o'the best sessions, and that could include you!
The deadline for submitting your proposal is June 15, 2008, and we'll respond by July 1. Help us make GLLS2008 even better than last year's event!
SLA (Special Library Association, USA) - Asian Chapter 2008 in association with Society for Library Professionals and Indian Association of Special Libraries and Information Centres (IASLIC) is organizing an “International conference of Asian Special Libraries on Shaping the future of special libraries: beyond boundaries” to be held at India Islamic Cultural Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi, India from 26-28 November 2008.
Some of the objectives of the Conference are to bring together special library professionals to a common platform, to promote special libraries, and facilitate the exchange of ideas and help to bridge the knowledge gap amongst the professionals associated with special libraries and to develop the professional competent.
This seminar is expected to attract more than 1000 participants from India, Asia and the globe. You are invited to attend the same. For details please visit:
The conference will discuss all aspects of special libraries. Each theme is divided into several sub-themes as detailed below, but not necessarily limited to:
Information Resources and Services
•Managing Information overload
•Customizing Information Services
•E-Referencing and New Referencing Techniques.
•Measuring Service Quality
•Sustainable Information Resources
•Offshoring and Outsourcing
•Key reference tools for Asian source
•Content Creation and Management Information Society: Emerging Paradigm
•Information Society: An Asian Perspective
•Information Society: Sustainable Models
•Community Information Systems
•The Design and Role of Information Centres
•Delivery of Information Services
•Information Systems: Case Studies
•E-Governance and Public Information
•Information Literacy and Competency: Capacity Building
•Mapping Community Participation Patterns
•Information Divide and Deprivation
•Private and Public Participation
•Funding Opportunities Information Communication and Technologies
•Delivery Methods and Mechanisms
•Information Generation and Cultivation
•Information Warehousing and Storage
•Information Harvesting and Dissemination
•Retrieval and Access Mechanisms
•Information Tools/Technology: State of the Art
•Development of Information Portals and Information Gateways
•Applications of Web 2.0 in Asia Information Objects, and Products
•Information Sharing Models/Consortia
•Information Networks and Protocols
•Standards, Copyright, licensing and IPR Issues
Information and Business
•Information Entrepreneurship : Scope and Prospects
•Skill Upgradation and Career Advancement
•Recruitment and Hiring Techniques
•Creating Lobbies and Pressure Groups
•Role of library Associations
•Special libraries after 20 years
LIS Education, Training & Research
•Course material and Content Contemporarising
•Continuing and Life Long Learning and role of SLA
•Skills and Competency Development
•Incubation and Training Centres
•Research Relevance LIS
•LIS Education, Research and LIS School
Submission of Papers
Participants are welcome to contribute papers for presentation on the above themes and related themes. The Papers should be based on research surveys; case studies or action plans rather than theoretical explanations and should not publish earlier. Papers should be sent to to firstname.lastname@example.org
Dates to Remember
Last Date for Submission of Abstract/ Proposal July 15, 2008
Last Date for Submission of Final Papers September 15, 2008
Early Bird Registration September 30, 2008
Last Date for Registration November 15, 2008
For further information, please contact to:
P.K.Jain, Organising Secretary, ICoASL 2008. C/o. Institute of Economic Growth, University of Delhi Enclave, DELHI- 110007. India Ph. 91-11-27667463; 27666364; 27666367. Fax: 91-11-27667463; 91-11-27667410. Cell: 09899110787 Email: email@example.com ; firstname.lastname@example.org
The Asia Association of Computer Assisted Language Learning 7th
International Conference will be held at Suranaree University of
Technology, Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand from November 21 - 23, 2008.
Please find below the First Call for Papers, Workshops, Panel
Discussions and Poster Sharing. The theme this year will address
"Successful Technology Supported Educational Outcomes: A Look at
Effective Language Teaching / Learning"
For questions please contact, Dr. Christine Sabieh at email@example.com
The Asia Association of Computer Assisted Language Learning 7th
International Conference Suranaree University of Technology, Nakhon
Ratchasima, Thailand November 21 - 23, 2008 First Call for Papers,
Workshops, Panel Discussions and Poster Sharing
Theme: Successful Technology Supported Educational Outcomes: A Look at
Effective Language Teaching / Learning
CALL FOR PAPERS, etc...
Proposals are invited on any aspect that deals with the theme:
Successful Technology Supported Educational Outcomes: A Look at
Effective Language Teaching / Learning We anticipate papers, workshops,
panel discussions and /or poster sharing on a wide range of topics to
address technology issues as it affects the development of language
acquisition, teaching, learning, and professional language communication
in physical and virtual settings.
Format for Proposals
Abstracts should be of 300 words. Please send the abstract, author
information, affiliation and contact information and technology support
needed to firstname.lastname@example.org Subject line: ASIACALL 2008, Abstract
Abstracts should be received on or before May 20th, 2008 Papers are to
be planned for 30-minute presentations and 10-minute discussions.
Workshops are planned for 2 hours. Panel Discussions, thread-based with
four speakers, are planned for 1.5 hours where each speaker will have
the floor for 15 minutes, and there will be a discussion of 30 minutes.
Full papers of the accepted abstracts are due August 20, 2008.
Format: 3000 to 4000 words, APA, 12 Font Times New Roman Accepted papers
will be reviewed for selective publication.
For more details about conference program, registrations, and venues,
please visit the ASIACALL website, http://www.asiacall.org or contact
Dr. Christine Sabieh at email@example.com
Location: Aarhus, Denmark, September 18, 2008
Sponsored by the DELOS Association in conjunction with the 12th ECDL Conference
Since its conception, the Digital Library field has been a very broad and heterogeneous research arena, attracting practitioners and researchers from a large number of disciplines. Despite the plethora of diversely motivated models, systems, and results that have been developed, no agreement exists yet on the foundations characterizing and governing Digital Libraries. Nowadays the community is well aware of the problems generated by such lack of a universally accepted unifying framework; it is urgent that the current situation is reversed so that progress in the field can be accelerated.
The recent release of the Reference Model for Digital Libraries (http://www.delos.info/ReferenceModel) by the DELOS Network of Excellence on Digital Libraries (http://www.delos.info) represents a first step towards establishing such a unified framework. In particular, the “DELOS Reference Model” identifies the basic concepts and relationships characterizing the area and allows for further additions, expansions, and specializations as the field evolves.
After JCDL’07 and ECDL’07, this third edition of the Workshop on “Foundations of Digital Libraries” intends to serve as a vehicle for consolidating and expanding the DELOS Reference Model as well for exploring other fundamental aspects of Digital Libraries through contributions brought by the participants in the workshop. Its ultimate goal is to stimulate a process that can lead to a comprehensive and universally accepted model, influencing future activities and development of Digital Library systems.
To achieve its goals, the workshop will focus on modeling the main concepts characterizing the Digital Library universe: Content, User, Functionality, Policy, Quality and Architecture. For each one of these aspects, papers are solicited that outline modeling challenges and propose appropriate solutions.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:
- (Semi-)Formal Models for Digital Libraries
- Theoretical Foundations of Digital Libraries
- Models for Content, User, Functionality, Policy and Quality
- Reference Architectures for Digital Library Systems
- Digital Library Management Systems
- Evaluation of current approaches in modeling Digital Libraries
- Digital Library Interoperability Models and Methodologies
- Preservation Models and Methodologies
- Concrete exploitations and implementations of Digital Library models
Paper Submission and Publication
Authors are invited to submit original, unpublished research papers. Submitted manuscripts will be limited to 8 pages, following the guidelines for the LNCS format provided by Springer (http://www.springer.com/east/home/computer/lncs?SGWID=5-164-7-72376-0&teaserId=45515&CENTER_ID=73062). Preferred formats are PDF or Microsoft Word. Papers should be submitted via email to DLFoundations2008@isti.cnr.it. Papers submitted to the workshop will undergo a peer-review process. Accepted papers will be published as a volume in the DELOS workshop proceedings series, which will also be made available in the DELOS digital library. For every accepted paper, at least one author is required to attend the workshop and present the paper. Depending upon the number and quality of the submissions, efforts to coordinate follow-on publications may be made, involving journal publication of extended versions of some of the accepted papers.
Paper submission deadline: July 1, 2008
Decision notification: July 25, 2008
Camera ready version: September 3, 2008
Workshop: September 18, 2008
Maristella Agosti, University of Padua, Italy
Stavros Christodoulakis, Technical University of Crete, Hellas (Greece)
Geneva Henry, Rice University, USA
Georgia Koutrika, Stanford University, Palo Alto CA, USA
Carlo Meghini, ISTI-CNR, Italy
Seamus Ross, HATII, University of Glasgow, UK
Dagobert Soergel, University of Maryland - College Park, USA
Leonardo Candela, ISTI-CNR, Pisa, Italy
Donatella Castelli, ISTI-CNR, Pisa, Italy
Yannis Ioannidis, University of Athens, Hellas (Greece)
Please contact the organizers at DLFoundations2008 AT isti DOT cnr DOT it
Tuesday, May 06, 2008
Call for authors, book reviewers and peer reviewers (International Journal of Multicultural Education)
The International Journal of Multicultural Education (IJME) is a peer-reviewed
open-access e-journal for scholars, practitioners, and students of
multicultural education. Committed to promoting educational equity,
cross-cultural understanding, and global awareness in all levels of education.
IJME, the successor of EMME (Electronic Magazine of Multicultural Education),
publishes two issues a year. Spring issues, appearing at the end of June, are
typically on open themes of multicultural education. Fall issues on special
themes come out at the end of December.
If interested in contributing as an author, book reviewer or peer reviewer, or
for author and reviewer guidelines please register on line at
www.ijme-journal.org. The journal editor may also be contacted at