Friday, March 13, 2009




Deadline is 3/27

Net Initiatives For Tough Times: Digital Publishing, Preservation & Practices

We live and work in challenging times. How can our digital practices solve our current dilemmas? Internet pioneer, Vint Cerf, who has been called one of the "Fathers of the Internet" and is currently VP & Chief Internet Evangelist at Google, believes that the Internet and WWW are still young, yet are "poised to become the greatest communications platform humanity has ever known." Cerf is the opening keynote speaker at Internet Librarian 2009 and begins the discussions of our conference theme, ‘Net Initiatives for Tough Times: Digital Publishing, Preservation & Practices.' This theme emphasizes creative and innovative Internet techniques and practices being used in library and information services to meet today's challenges -- the many creative ways in which information is published, accessed and shared by libraries, information professionals and their communities. The conference highlights leading edge practices for connecting, communicating, learning, innovating and more. It focuses on exciting new initiatives and innovations in all types of information enterprises, tools and techniques for enhancing user-friendly digital information flows, fresh ideas for traditional and emerging roles and values of information professionals, information discovery and visualization methods for dealing with today's information overload, building new communities and supporting online connections in engaging ways.

Join us at the most comprehensive conference for library and information professionals interested in technology to discover the insights, strategies and practices that allow us to push the envelope in expanding the net, manage libraries and digital information, and enhance
the information sharing and learning experience of people in our communities. Internet Librarian 2009 provides attendees with many chances to meet and hear from leading edge information professionals in all types of environments – leaders in the information industry who are integrating content and delighting their clients, organizing and managing digital content in creative ways, setting the context for excellence in information utilization in their organizations, revolutionizing the roles of info pros, building strong collaborative communities among their customers and colleagues, and using new technologies in creative and exciting ways. his conference encourages you to bring and share your ideas and champion new practices – this is where ideas and action come together, where innovation ignites.


(suggestions only ­ the more creative the topic, the better!)
* Creative Funding of Tech Initiatives
* Using Tech for Results in Tough Times
* Leading Edge Technologies & Libraries
* Library Apps for New Social Media
* Integrating Content for Creative Products
* Streamlining user online experiences
* User generated content & services
* 2.0 Roles for Info Pros
* Leading Edge Digital Library Practices
* Wireless campuses & communities
* Improving Digital Info Flows & Access
* Identifying & Working with Information Partners
* Usability & Web Site Functionality
* Cool tools for navigating & searching content
* Web 2.0 & Library 2.0 strategies & services
* Semantic web strategies and applications
* Social Computing Tools for Libraries
* Managing digitally & Building digital collections
* Internet librarians & Careers in Search
* Next generation ebook strategies & policies
* Designing for Web devices & appliances
* Taxonomies & auto-categorization tools
* Knowledge Management Strategies for Internet Librarians
* Desktop strategies for information access
* Publishing Techniques for Info Pros
* Streamlining Intranet Management
* Identifying quality Internet resources
* Navigating strategies & techniques
* Integrating K-12 Curriculum & Net Technology
* Web development tools & techniques

Call for Papers and Posters: 2009 Midwest Chapter/MLA Annual Meeting

Call for Papers and Posters: 2009 Midwest Chapter/MLA Annual Meeting

Organization URL:

Conference URL:


The Program Committee of the Midwest Chapter of the Medical Library Association invites proposals for contributed papers and posters for the 2009 Midwest Chapter/MLA Annual Meeting in Columbus, Ohio from October 3-6 at the Hyatt on Capitol Square. The conference theme of Seek, Discover, Explore lends itself to a variety of topics, and provides opportunities for presenters to show how they endeavor to seek out new and improved ways to provide cutting-edge library services, to discover innovative techniques for using technology and the Internet, or to explore how libraries connect people to information in creative ways. Papers and posters may highlight practical problem-solving approaches, report on research in librarianship, document collaborative efforts or outreach activities, or describe innovative programs, resources or services. Contributed paper and poster topics are as unlimited as your imagination, talents and creativity can devise.

Contributed papers will be presented on Sunday, October 4 from 2 pm until 4pm.

Posters will be on display on Monday, October 5 from 11am until 5pm.

Presenters should be available to discuss their posters from 11am to noon on October 5.

For contributed paper proposals, submit a 250 word abstract to describe your paper. Include your name, position title, address, phone number and email address. The abstract should be sent to: Leslie Schick, University of Cincinnati Health Sciences Library, PO Box 670574, 231 Albert Sabin Way, Cincinnati, OH 45267-0574 or emailed to leslie.schick at uc dot edu.

For poster proposals, submit a 250 word abstract to describe your poster. Include your name, position title, address, phone number and email address. The abstract should be sent to: Linda DeMuro, Director of Library Services, Nationwide Children’s Hospital Library, 700 Children’s Dr., Columbus OH 43205 or emailed to Linda.DeMuro at NationwideChildrens dot org.

The deadline for abstract submission is May 31, 2009. Notifications of paper/poster acceptance/rejection will be made by June 30, 2009.

Monday, March 09, 2009

Call for Poster Session Proposals: NASIG 2009

Call for Poster Session Proposals: NASIG 2009

The NASIG Program Planning Committee (PPC) invites poster session proposals for the 24th NASIG conference in Asheville, North Carolina, June 4-7, 2009. The theme of the conference is "Riding the Rapids through Mountains of Change."

Posters will be on display 9AM-5PM on Friday, June 5th. Presenters should be available to discuss their topics during the afternoon break on this day. Submission form is online.

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.

Deadline for submission: Applications must be received by 5 p.m. EST on Friday, March 27, 2009. Members of the PPC's Sub-committee on Poster Sessions will evaluate abstracts. Presenters will be notified in April 2009.

Inquiries may be sent to the PPC co-chairs, Erika Ripley and Morag Boyd

Marilyn M. Carney
Publicist, NASIG, Inc.

Sunday, March 08, 2009

CALL FOR SPECIAL TRACKS: The 4th International Conference for Internet Technology and Secured Transactions 2009 (ICITST-2009)

CALL FOR SPECIAL TRACKS: The 4th International Conference for Internet Technology and Secured Transactions 2009 (ICITST-2009)
Technical Co-Sponsored by IEEE UK/RI Section, November 9–12, 2009, London,
UK (

The 4th International Conference for Internet Technology and Secured Transactions (ICITST-2009) is co-sponsored by IEEE UK/RI Section. The ICITST-2009 encourages you to submit special track proposals. All the accepted papers will be included in the conference proceedings. You can consider organising a special track that is related to ICITST-2009 topics (Please see topics coverage at

The special track of ICITST-2009 will be the forum for high-quality presentations on innovative applications and engineering solutions. You are welcome to send email with any questions you
might have to Authors should submit papers (8 pages MAXIMUM) with the same formatting rules as research papers. The reviews of submissions will be provided to authors during notification.

Your special track proposals will be reviewed by the Steering Committees and all the accepted special tracks will appear in the proceedings published by IEEE and fully indexed by IEEE Xplore and DBLP.

Please submit your special track paper to

Abstract Submission Deadline: June 12, 2009
Full Paper Submission Due Date: June 19, 2009

Note: Please do NOT submit your special tracks to the regular research
track. Double submissions will be
automatically rejected without review.

Steering Committee Chair
Charles A. Shoniregun, Sheridan Institute of Technology and Advanced
Learning, Canada

Steering Committees
Paul Hofmann, Vice President Research, SAP Labs, USA
Brendan O’Shea, Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland
Liang-Jie (LJ) Zhang, IBM T. J. Watson Research Centre, New York, USA
Maaruf Ali, Oxford Brookes University, UK
Dragana Martinovic, University of Windsor, Canada
Victor Ralevich, Sheridan Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning,
Ali Al-Dahoud, Al-Zaytoonah University of Jordan, Jordan
Charles Winer, Purdue University Calumet, USA

Technical Program Committee members names and their affiliations are
available at

CFP: MCN 37th Annual Conference (Portland, Oregon)

CFP: MCN 37th Annual Conference (Portland, Oregon)

MCN 37th Annual Conference, November 11-14, 2009, Portland, Oregon
Online proposal submissions will be accepted March 6-27, 2009

The Museum Computer Network (MCN) will host its 2009 Conference with the theme
"Museum Information, Museum Efficiency: Doing More with Less!" in lovely Portland,
Oregon. The annual MCN meeting is one of the most important conferences serving
international cultural heritage professionals, collections and new technologies.

The MCN 2009 program committee seeks innovative sessions (panels, papers, case
studies, and workshops) that illustrate how institutions are effectively functioning
and planning to function during the tough times ahead. We are looking for active,
engaged individuals and groups of individuals thinking about and using best practices
in the following areas:

- Serving institutional mission with cost-effective strategies in tough economic
- Making, managing, and delivering digital media in new and effective ways
- Building the future now: innovations coming soon to a museum near you!

Conference Topics
Prospective authors are invited to make submissions in areas including, but not
limited to:

- Technology and Information Management Serving the Institutional Bottom Line
- Digital Readiness, Digital Accomplishments, Digital Accountability (Image
Capture, Digital Asset Management, Best Practices, Preservation, Access)
- Implementing Systems in Adverse Conditions
- Digital Convergence: Archives, Libraries, and Museums
- Doing More with Less
- Leadership, Sustainability, Accountability
- Social Media
- Superior Content, Superior Delivery

Innovative formats and interaction with audience are highly desirable and will
be important factors, as will practicability, in the 2009 selection process.

Online proposal submissions will be accepted March 6-27, 2009

If you have questions or need more information please contact Holly Witchey,
MCN Program Chair, 216-707-2653, or Christina DePaolo,
MCN Conference Chair, 206 654-3165,

Friday, March 06, 2009

International Conference for Digital Libraries and the Semantic Web (ICSD 2009)

International Conference for Digital Libraries and the Semantic Web (ICSD 2009)

The International Conferences on Digital Libraries and the Semantic Web 2009 (ICSD2009) will take place from September 8-11 at the University of Trento.


Important DatesApril 16, 2009: Submission (Papers, Posters & Workshops)
June 24, 2009: Camera-ready copy

The International Conference for Digital Libraries and the Semantic Web (ICSD
2009) addresses two main questions:

(1) How can digital libraries support Semantic Web functionality?
(2) How can Semantic Web technology improve digital libraries?

Ultimately the goal is an environment in which all functionality is available
to the user without the perception of different systems or system boundaries.

Contributions are sought that address one or both of the main questions or
steps towards the ultimate system.

For more information about topics and deadlines please see:

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Call for Submissions – Rethinking Resource Sharing Innovation Awards

Call for Submissions – Rethinking Resource Sharing Innovation Awards


The Rethinking Resource Sharing Initiative was started to advocate for a complete rethink of the way libraries conduct resource sharing in the context of the global internet revolution. In order to showcase resource sharing innovation, the Rethinking Resource Sharing Initiative has created an award to encourage libraries and librarians all over the world to make changes in how they do resource sharing and improve service to users.

Up to three winning submissions will be awarded a cash prize of $1,000 each. Recipients will be announced at the Rethinking Resource Sharing Forum 2009 on May 13 and 14, 2009 in Dublin, OH. Funding for the 2009 Innovation Awards is provided by the Alliance of Library Service Networks, a group of U.S. independent regional networks that includes Amigos, BCR, FEDLINK, ILLINET, INCOLSA, MINITEX, MLC, MLNC, NELINET, Nylink, OHIONET, PALINET, SOLINET, and WiLS. The Nebraska Library Commission is also a member.

To be considered for the award, please submit a description of the user-centric service change you have made that has improved resource sharing in your library, consortium or state. Full details for submission can be found at

The deadline for applications/nominations is March 30, 2009. (post-mark or date of e-mail).

Submissions are sent to the chair of the Rethinking Resource Sharing Innovation Awards Committee:

Beth Farmer
Assistant Director
Tampa Bay Library Consortium
1202 Tech Blvd., Ste 202
Tampa, FL 33619

Monday, March 02, 2009

Evidence Based Library and Information Practice announces new Associate Editor

Evidence Based Library and Information Practice announces new Associate Editor

The journal Evidence Based Library and Information Practice (EBLIP) is pleased to announce that Scott Walter has joined the Editorial Team as an Associate Editor. Scott is the Associate University Librarian for Services and Associate Dean of Libraries at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He brings a wealth of experience to our team, having served on the boards of several LIS journals. He is actively involved in professional activities, notably with the Association of College & Research Libraries, and he has an extensive record of publishing his own research. Scott will be responsible for Classics and a new section called Using Evidence in Practice.

The new Using Evidence in Practice section of the journal features brief reports of LIS practitioners' use of evidence to assist with decision making. The section follows a structured format to report practical implementations of an evidence based approach to tackling workplace problems. Have you followed an evidence based approach in your daily work? Have you begun a new project and incorporated assessment to measure outcomes and success? Have you tried to incorporate evidence but not had any success? All of these scenarios lend themselves to a retelling that may benefit others. Please consider writing about your experience and submitting it to EBLIP.

For questions about the Using Evidence in Practice section of EBLIP, please contact Scott Walter, Associate Editor at

EBLIP is a peer reviewed, open access journal published quarterly by the University of Alberta Learning Services, using the OJS Software. The purpose of the journal is to provide a forum for librarians and other information professionals to discover research that may contribute to decision making in professional practice. EBLIP publishes original research and commentary on the topic of evidence based library and information practice, as well as reviews of previously published research (evidence summaries) on a wide number of topics. Visit the journal at:

Denise Koufogiannakis
Evidence Based Library and Information Practice