Monday, February 09, 2009

CFP: Ohio Valley Group of Technical Services Librarians 2009

Ohio Valley Group of Technical Services Librarians 2009


Opening Doors, Opening Minds: The Impact of Open Access & Open Source

Free access to information is the hallmark of US libraries. Technical innovations in the last 10 years have made such access to information faster, more timely, and more convenient for information seekers, while creation unique possibilities and hurdles for libraries. OVGTSL's 2009 Conference will focus on library technical service units' work overcoming obstacles of, and monopolizing on the opportunities provided by Open Access.

Call for Papers:

The OVGTSL 2009 Conference Planning Committee invites you to submit a 50 minute presentation. Proposals will include presenter contact information, paper title, 200-300 word abstract, and indication of technology needs. Papers should relate to open source or open access projects or principles in technical service library work. The deadline for paper submission is March 1, 2009.
Example topics include but are not limited to:

* Implementing an open source ILS such as Evergreen
* Use of open source content management systems such as Drupal
* Catalogers' participation in institutional repository development
* Building open access journals at your library
* Cataloging open access resources
* Open source software as your library's primary public software applications
* Utilizing and developing Web 2.0 library applications
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