Thursday, April 29, 2010

CFP: 7th International Conference on Preservation of Digital Objects (IPRES 2010)

CFP: 7th International Conference on Preservation of Digital Objects (IPRES 2010)

September 19 -- 24, 2010
Vienna, Austria

http://www.ifs.tuwien.ac.at/dp/ipres2010


The Austrian National Library and the Vienna University of Technology
are pleased to host the International Conference on Preservation of
Digital Objects (iPRES2010) in Vienna in September 2010. iPRES2010 will
be the seventh in the series of annual international conferences that
bring together researchers and practitioners from around the world to
explore the latest trends, innovations, and practices in preserving our
digital heritage.

Digital Preservation and Curation is evolving from a niche activity to
an established practice and research field that involves various
disciplines and communities. iPRES2010 will re-emphasise that preserving
our scientific and cultural digital heritage requires integration of
activities and research across institutional and disciplinary boundaries
to adequately address the challenges in digital preservation. iPRES2010
will further strengthen the link between digital preservation research
and practitioners in memory institutions and scientific data centres.


SUBMISSIONS

iPRES2010 will adopt a two-track scheme, focussing on research Papers
reporting on novel, previously unpublished work, as well as case studies
and best practice reports in both a *Full Paper* as well as a *Late
Breaking Results* track. The conference programme will be designed to
encourage interaction between these areas, rather than seeing them as
separated fields. A selection of outstanding papers from the iPRES2010
will be invited for submission to a special issue of the International
Journal of Digital Curation.

Furthermore, iPRES2010 will offer a set of *Tutorials* on the Sunday
preceeding the conference, as well as focussed *Workshops* following the
main conference.

Submissions are invited for full and short papers, demos/posters,
panels, workshops, and tutorials. All contributions will undergo a
peer-review process by members of the Programme Committee.

More information, including instructions for submission, is available at
the iPRES2010 homepage. (http://www.ifs.tuwien.ac.at/dp/ipres2010)


TOPICS (include but not limited to):

- Theoretical, Formal and Conceptual Models of Information and
Preservation
- Trusted Repositories: Risk Analysis, Planning, Audit and Certification
- Scalability and Automation
- Metadata Issues for Preservation Processes
- Business Models and Cost Estimation
- Personal Archiving
- Innovation in Digital Preservation: Novel Approaches and Scenarios
- Training and Education
- Domain-specific Challenges: Web, GIS, Primary/Scientific/Sensor Data,
Governmental & Medical Records
- Case Studies and Best Practice Reports: Systems, Workflows, Use Cases


IMPORTANT DATES

Workshop Submission:
Workshop Notification of Acceptance:
Paper/Tutorial/Panel Submission: May 5, 2010
(midnight IDLW, GMT
-12hrs)
Paper/Tutorial/Panel Notification of Acceptance: June 18, 2010
Submission of final versions: July 11, 2010

Conference: September 19-24, 2010

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

CFP: ACRL National Conference March 30th-April 2nd 2011, Philadelphia, PA

CFP: ACRL National Conference March 30th-April 2nd 2011, Philadelphia, PA

ACRL National Conference March 30th-April 2nd 2011, Philadelphia, PA
Call for Proposals: Contributed Papers
Proposal deadline: Monday, May 10th

The Call for Conference Participation, featuring descriptions of Conference Tracks, Session Formats, Proposal Requirements, and the Online Proposal Submission Form, can be found here:
http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/events/national/2011/program/index.cfm

Contributed Paper Session Format Details
The Contributed Papers Committee invites research and position papers that challenge current assumptions and provoke conference participants to think creatively about issues facing academic and research librarians. Papers may report the results of completed research, describe research in progress, or present a position on a compelling problem or issue in one or more of the conference tracks. Research papers should highlight the problem, results, and conclusions while very briefly touching on method.

In an effort to maximize interactivity and to provide more opportunities for participation, papers will be grouped in threes, and each paper must be delivered in a maximum of twelve minutes, with an additional seven minutes for questions (20 minutes total) within a 60–minute time slot for all three papers. Completed papers should be about 2,500 words and should be scholarly, well organized, clearly written, and rigorously argued. Completed papers must be provided no later than December 19, 2010.

For more details:
http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/events/national/2011/program/sessionformats.cfm

Questions about Contributed Paper submissions should be directed to:
Marie L. Radford, mradford@rutgers.edu
Lisa M. Stillwell, lisa.stillwell@fandm.edu

eResearch Australasia Call for Participation now open

eResearch Australasia Call for Participation now open

http://blogs.unimelb.edu.au/libraryintelligencer/2010/04/27/eresearch-australasia-call-for-participation-now-open/

The Call for Participation is now open for eResearch Australasia 2010: 21st Century Research – Where Computing Meets Data. The Program Committee invites researchers and practitioners from diverse disciplines to participate in the conference, to be held 8 – 12 November at the RACV Royal Pines on Queensland’s Gold Coast, Australia.

Please see www.eresearch.edu.au for more details and to register as an author.

Important dates

Wed 30 Jun Submissions due – presentations, BoFs, and workshops

Mon 26 Jul Workshop conveners notified

Mon 16 Aug Other presenters notified

Wed 22 Sep Submissions due – posters

Mon 11 Oct Early bird registration closes – participants must be registered

Mon 8 Nov Conference begins

Theme: 21st Century Research — Where Computing Meets Data

The voyage of 21st Century discovery is enabled by new technologies, new research methods, and above all new collaborations. At the nexus where computing meets data, researchers are using advanced visualisation, simulation and modelling to create and explore new knowledge terrains.

Making this happen requires a large number of people working together — on making it possible to re-use data, on supporting collaboration, on developing standards, policies and practices, on networks, on access and security, on pushing the boundaries of computing power, and on tools to make sense of all the information.

Researchers, practitioners, leaders and communicators in Science, Engineering, the Humanities and the Arts – what new terrains are you exploring? Join us on the journey.

Topics

This year the conference is introducing two specialised tracks to complement the general program: Computation & Visualisation, and Data.

The Computation and Visualisation Track seeks submissions on topics including but not limited to:

* HPC Applications
* Compute Grids and Clouds
* Visualisation
* Simulation and Modelling
* Disruptive Technologies
* Bio-computing
* 3D Internet
* Sustainability
* Exemplars from Super Science initiatives
* Exemplars from other fields

The Data Track seeks submissions on topics including but not limited to:

* Data Commons
* Data Grids and Clouds
* Building Data Management Capabilities
* Data Utilities
* Generating Data
* Discovering Data
* Exchanging Data
* Reusing Data
* Combining Data
* Publishing Data
* Exemplars from Super Science initiatives
* Examplars from other fields

As for previous years, the conference is also interested in submissions to the General Program on topics including but not limited to:

* eResearch exemplars in all fields and disciplines
* Identity and access management
* Collaboration tools and environments
* Networks
* Sensors
* Instrumentation
* Legal and policy frameworks
* eResearch training and capability development
* Supporting eResearch within and among organisations
* eResearch intermediaries

Options include giving a presentation, convening a BoF (birds of a feather session), convening a workshop, and displaying a poster. Options for exhibitors and sponsors are also available.

We look forward to seeing you at the conference and hearing about your work! Please see www.eresearch.edu.au for more details and to register as an author.

Call for papers CRS Education, Research & Publications Committee's "Scholarship in progress"

Call for papers CRS Education, Research & Publications Committee's "Scholarship in progress"

Attention ALCTS CRS members,

http://connect.ala.org/alcts_crs

Please consider posting to the CRS Education, Research & Publications Committee's "Scholarship in progress" discussion board -- http://connect.ala.org/node/66029/og/forum/14899 -- any work you're currently engaged with, regardless of what form you intend it to take or how far along you feel yourself to be. CRS ER&P is hoping to make this site a forum for the discussion of ongoing research (at all levels) and topics of interest to the members (that may result in the development of publications, presentations, etc.), but success will depend entirely on participation.

Best,

Kurt

CRS ER&P chair

Monday, April 26, 2010

Seeking Proposals for Presentations at the ALCTS CCS Copy Cataloging Interest Group at ALA Annual

Seeking Proposals for Presentations at the ALCTS CCS Copy Cataloging Interest Group at ALA Annual

Washington, D.C., Saturday, June 26, 2010, 10:30-12:00 p.m., Hilton Washington-Columbia 7

We invite you to submit a proposal for a presentation and discussion for the ALCTS CCS Copy Cataloging Interest Group at the upcoming ALA Meeting in Washington D.C. The presentation should be about 15-20 minutes long. Topics can cover any aspects of copy cataloging in all types of libraries. Some topics of interest to the group are below. If you would like to propose another topic, let us know that, too. Please submit an abstract or outline of your proposal. Our contact information is below.
* Copy cataloging for special collections.
* Training and preparing copy catalogers for FRBR and RDA, FRBR being here already and RDA on its way.
* Copy cataloging for special formats, such as electronic resources.
* Copy cataloging and vendor records.
* Parallel records and other related issues.
* The effects the current economic crisis in libraries has on copy cataloging and how are you coping?
* Copy catalogers and the next generation catalog. Training copy catalogers about searching for resources on a next generation catalog as compared to the traditional catalog. What do they need to know about yours?
* Core competencies for copy catalogers of the future.
* Cooperative cataloging ventures.

Topics covered in recent meetings have included:
* Experiences and issues related to OCLC WorldCat Local.
* The PCC Provider-Neutral E-Monograph Record Standard.
* Integrating vendor copy cataloging into your library catalog.
* Implications of the Library of Congress Study of the North American MARC Records Marketplace.
* Copy cataloging of maps

Looking forward to hearing from you!
Tatiana Barr, Chair
Catalog Librarian/Copy Cataloging Team Leader
Yale University Library
Sterling Memorial Library
New Haven, Conn. 06408-8240
Tatiana.barr@yale.edu

Meg Mering, Vice-Chair/Elect
Principal Catalog and Metadata Librarian
University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries
322E Love Library
Lincoln NE 68588-4100
mmering@unlnotes.unl.edu

Call for Papers: Society for Textual Scholarship 2011

Call for Papers: Society for Textual Scholarship 2011

URL: http://www.digitalmedievalist.org/news/2010/04/20/call-for-papers-society-for-textual-scholarship-2011/

The Society for Textual Scholarship
Sixteenth Biennial International Interdisciplinary Conference
March 16-18, 2011
Penn State University

K E Y N O T E S P E A K E R S
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MORRIS EAVES, University of Rochester
LISA GITELMAN, New York University
WILL NOEL, Walters Art Museum
DAVID STORK, Ricoh Innovations
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Program Chair: Matthew Kirschenbaum, University of Maryland
Deadline for Proposals: October 31, 2010

After many years of successful meetings in New York City, the Society for Textual Scholarship is inaugurating a new venue for its biennial conference: Penn State University in State College, Pennsylvania. This new venue will accommodate the STS in a state of the art conference center with up-to-date technology support and other amenities (http://www.pshs.psu.edu/pennstater/pshome.asp), which will in turn facilitate the introduction of several new session formats. The new formats, new venue, and stellar line-up of confirmed keynote speakers–addressing textual and media scholarship and theory, conservation and archival practices, and relevant aspects of computer science–promises to make the 2011 conference an especially invigorating and important one for the STS.

Accordingly, the Program Chair invites submissions devoted to interdisciplinary discussion of current research into particular aspects of textual work: the discovery, enumeration, description, bibliographical analysis, editing, annotation, and mark-up of texts in disciplines such as literature, history, musicology, classical and biblical studies, philosophy, art history, legal history, history of science and technology, computer science, library and information science, archives, lexicography, epigraphy, paleography, codicology, cinema studies, new media studies, game studies, theater, linguistics, and textual and literary theory.

As always, the conference is particularly open to considerations of the role of digital tools and technologies in textual theory and practice. Papers addressing newer developments such as forensic computing, born-digital materials, stand-off markup, cloud computing, and the sustainability of electronic scholarship are especially encouraged. Papers addressing aspects of archival theory and practice as they pertain to textual criticism and scholarly editing are also especially welcome.

This year the conference is introducing several new formats. Submissions may therefore take the following form:

1. Papers. Papers should be no more than 20 minutes in length. They should offer the promise of substantial original critical or analytical insight. Papers that are primarily reports or demonstrations of tools or projects are discouraged.

2. Panels. Panels may consist of either three associated papers or four to six roundtable speakers. Roundtables should address topics of broad interest and scope, with the goal of fostering lively debate between the panel and audience following brief opening remarks.

3. Seminars. Seminars should propose a specific topic, issue, or text for intensive collective exploration. Accepted seminar proposals will be announced on the conference Web site (http://www.textual.org) at least two months prior to the conference and attendees will then be required to enroll themselves with the posted seminar leader(s). The seminar leader(s) will circulate readings and other preparatory materials in advance of the conference. No papers shall be read at the seminar session. Instead participants will engage with the circulated material in a discussion under the guidance of the seminar leader(s). All who enroll are expected to contribute to creating a mutually enriching experience.

4. Workshops. Workshops should propose a specific problem, tool, or skillset for which the workshop leader will provide expert guidance and instruction. Examples might be an introduction to forensic computing or paleography. Workshop proposals that are accepted will be announced on the conference Web site (http://www.textual.org) and attendees will be required to enroll with the workshop leader(s). Workshop leaders should be prepared to offer well-defined learning outcomes for attendees.

Proposals for all four formats should include a title, abstract (one to two pages) of the proposed paper, panel, seminar, or workshop, as well as the name, e-mail address, and institutional affiliation for all participants. Format should be clearly indicated. Seminar and workshop proposals in particular should take care to articulate the imagined audience and any expectations of prior knowledge or preparation.

***All abstracts should indicate what if any technological support will be required.***

Inquiries and proposals should be submitted electronically, as plain text, to:

Professor Matthew Kirschenbaum
mkirschenbaum -at- gmail -dot- com

Additional contact information:

Department of English
2119 Tawes Hall
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20740

Phone: 301-405-8505
Fax: 301-314-7111 (marked clearly to Kirschenbaum’s attention)

All participants in the STS 2011 conference must be members of STS. For information about membership, please contact Secretary Meg Roland at mroland@marylhurst.edu or visit the Indiana University Press Journals website and follow the links to the Society for Textual Scholarship membership page. For conference updates and information, see the STS website at http://www.textual.org.

Please post and recirculate this CFP as appropriate.

Robin G. Schulze
Professor of English
Head, Department of English
Penn State University
117 Burrowes Building
University Park, PA 16802-6200

Posted by: Roberto Rosselli Del Turco (rosselli at ling dot unipi dot it)

Call for papers: Semantic Digital Library

Call for papers: Semantic Digital Library

http://inderscience.blogspot.com/2010/04/call-for-papers-semantic-digital.html

A special issue of International Journal of Knowledge and Web Intelligence


Digital libraries focus on storing and organizing digital objects according to various scopes and facets. Intelligent access to these objects are provided through metadata/semantic-based or content-based search engine according to users’ requirements. Semantic services enhance the organization of digital objects to facilitate their access, the exploitation of their structure and meaning for both humans and machines. Semantic digital libraries require database management systems for the handling of structured data, taking into consideration the models used to represent semantics. To foster the realization of the semantic digital library, metadata models, ontology models, and query languages have been combined to realize digital library services.

However, technologies for semantic digital libraries such as database engines, RDF data store, topic maps servers, SPARQL queries, and RDFS/OWL ontologies and folksonomies often appear to be immature. Solid semantic management layer concepts, architectures, and tools are important to everyone in the semantic digital library ecosystem, and creating them requires a strong community, with a critical mass of involvement. This special issue focuses on two main issues:

* the evolution of semantic digital libraries as a knowledge environment with digital library services and
* semantic digital libraries for improving user experiences.

The goal of the special issue is to bring out the best practices, current research and promising trends in the semantic digital library.

Papers may address issues along general themes, which include but are not limited to the following:

* Semantic digital library information visualisation
* Multilingual multimedia content management
* Search, retrieval and browsing interfaces to all forms of multilingual digital content
* Managing collaborative semantic digital library collections
* Cultural heritage semantic preservation
* Natural interaction of users with the semantic digital library
* Case studies of user needs and behaviours, and user experiences
* Novel semantic digital library content and use environments
* Semantic digital library open access publishing and copyright management
* Social networking and semantic digital library Systems

Important Dates
Manuscript due: 15 September, 2010
Notification of acceptance: 15 November, 2010
Revised paper due: 15 December, 2010
Submission of final revised paper: 30 December, 2010

CFP - Symposium on Peer Reviewing

CFP - Symposium on Peer Reviewing

This is the purpose of The 2nd International Symposium on Peer Reviewing: ISPR 2010 (http://www.sysconfer.org/ispr) being organized in the context of The SUMMER 4th International Conference on Knowledge Generation, Communication and Management: KGCM 2010 (http://www.sysconfer.org/kgcm), which will be held on June 29th - July 2nd, in Orlando, Florida, USA.

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Deadlines for ISPR 2010
May 4th, 2010, for papers/abstracts submissions and Invited Sessions Proposals
May 18th, 2010: Authors Notification
June 1st, 2010: Camera ready, final version.
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ISPR 2010 Organizing Committee is planning to include in the symposium program 1) sessions with formal presentations, and/or 2) informal conversational sessions, and/or 3) hybrid sessions, which will have formal presentations first and informal conversations later.

Submissions for Face-to-Face or for Virtual Participation are both accepted. Both kinds of submissions will have the same reviewing process and the accepted papers will be included in the same proceedings.

Pre-Conference and Post-conference Virtual sessions (via electronic forums) will be held for each session included in the conference program, so that sessions papers can be read before the conference, and authors presenting at the same session can interact during one week before and after the conference. Authors can also participate in peer-to-peer reviewing in virtual sessions.

All Submitted papers/abstracts will go through three reviewing processes: (1) double-blind (at least three reviewers), (2) non-blind, and (3) participative peer reviews. These three kinds of review will support the selection process of those papers/abstracts that will be accepted for their presentation at the conference, as well as those to be selected for their publication in JSCI Journal.

Authors of accepted papers who registered in the conference can have access to the evaluations and possible feedback provided by the reviewers who recommended the acceptance of their papers/abstracts, so they can accordingly improve the final version of their papers. Non-registered authors will not have access to the reviews of their respective submissions.

Authors of the best 10%-20% of the papers presented at the conference (included those virtually presented) will be invited to adapt their papers for their publication in the Journal of Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics.

Call for Authors for LITA Guides (Neal-Schuman)

Call for Authors for LITA Guides (Neal-Schuman)

LITA is looking for authors for the following LITA Guides to be published by Neal-Schuman Publishing.

Getting started with cloud computing
Getting started with GIS
Guide to technology planning in libraries
How to write a technology grant

Authors receive a royalty for their work. The turnaround time for publication is relatively short.

Please get in touch with me if you are interested in authoring one of these guides or have a proposal of your own.

You can email me directly of fill out the form at: http://www.lita.org/ala/mgrps/divs/lita/suggestalitapub/suggestlitapublication.cfm

I’ll also be available at ALA if you are interested in working out a proposal together or just to chat about what you have in mind.

Marta

Marta Mestrovic Deyrup, Ph.D.
LITA Acquisitions Editor
Professor, University Libraries
Seton Hall University
400 South Orange Avenue
South Orange, NJ 07079
Tel. 973-275-2223, Fax 973-761-9432
Web http://works.bepress.com/marta_deyrup/

Marta.Deyrup@shu.edu

Thursday, April 22, 2010

CALL FOR PAPERS--SPECIAL SECTION: DIGITAL LIBRARY AND DIGITAL CURATION CURRICULA (Winter 2011)

CALL FOR PAPERS--SPECIAL SECTION: DIGITAL LIBRARY AND DIGITAL CURATION CURRICULA (Winter 2011)

Abstract Submission Deadline: April 30, 2010
Guest Editor: Jeffrey Pomerantz, School of Information and Library Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

http://jelis.org/category/51-2010/

Introduction

Enormous quantities of data are constantly being produced and stored electronically: the volume of born-digital data far outstrips print, mass digitization efforts are being launched by institutions of all kinds, and personal devices that can capture images and video are commonplace. In this new environment, it is becoming increasingly clear that libraries, archives, and museums – indeed, cultural heritage institutions of all types – face shared challenges. In response, these disciplines – library and information science, archival studies, and museum studies – increasingly share overlapping educational goals. Only in the past five years or so, however, have significant efforts been launched in these programs to develop curricula to identify and meet these educational goals. We encourage researchers and educators in any of these or related disciplines to discuss the development, implementation, or evaluation of entire curricula, individual courses, or professional development programs to meet these educational goals, in the Winter 2011 issue of JELIS (Volume 52, no. 1).

Submission Procedure

Authors are invited to submit an abstract for the paper on or before April 30, 2010. Both research and conceptual papers are welcome. Abstracts should not exceed 150 words, and should succinctly state the scope, objectives, and conclusions of the paper, as well as methodology and results, as appropriate. The guest editor will review the abstracts and provide suggestions and feedback by May 15, 2010. The deadline for submission of full manuscripts will be June 30, 2010. The JELIS submission guidelines are available at http://jelis.org/for-authors/. Full manuscripts will be reviewed using the double-blind review process. Authors will be notified of the referees’ decisions by September 1, 2010, and final revisions will be due October 1, 2010. Selected papers will be published in the Volume 52, no. 1 in Winter 2011.

Inquiries and abstract submissions can be forwarded electronically to:

Jeffrey Pomerantz
School of Information and Library Science
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
E-mail: jeliseditors@gmail.com

Online Information Conference 2010 – Call for Papers

Online Information Conference 2010 – Call for Papers

URL: http://steve-dale.net/2010/04/14/online-information-conference-2010-call-for-papers/

Have you submitted a proposal yet? The deadline of May 3rd is approaching fast.

Here’s why you should submit a proposal:

* Show case your work with 700 delegates from over 40 countries and be seen as a pioneer and leader in what you do

If you have been part of a successful (or unsuccessful) project with innovative best practices, lessons learned, hints and tips, then we want to hear from you
* Benefit from the extensive marketing campaign and promotional exposure/recognition you will receive from being part of one of the largest conferences serving the information industry.

You and your organisation will be listed in the printed brochure (sent to 22,000) and on the website (emails to 24,000).

* Join a roster of industry authorities and use this opportunity to raise your profile. Previous keynote speakers to the programme include:

* Charlene Li, Co-Author of ‘Groundswell’
* Dame Wendy Hall, Professor of Computer Science, University of Southampton
* Nigel Shadbolt, Professor of Artificial Intelligence and Deputy Head Research, University of Southampton
* Blaise Cronin, Editor-in-Chief, Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology
* Clay Shirky, Author of ‘Here Comes Everybody’
* Jimmy Wales, Founder, Wikipedia
* Dr David Weinberger, Co-author of ‘The Cluetrain Manifesto’
* Dr Jakob Nielsen, described as ‘The king of usability’
* Dame Lynne Brindley, Chief Executive, The British Library
* Selected speakers receive a FREE place to the 3 day conference and co-located exhibition, worth over £900

For information on conference themes, making your submission and review criteria please click on the links below

I look forward to receiving your proposal

Stephen Dale

Chairman

Online Information Conference 2010

CFP: Library Management Tips That Work (ALA Book Chapter)

CFP: Library Management Tips That Work (ALA Book Chapter)

Book publisher: American Library Association

Editor: Carol Smallwood, MLS. Writing and Publishing: The Librarian's Handbook,
American Library Association 2010
http://www.alastore.ala.org/detail.aspx?ID=2646

Librarians as Community Partners: An Outreach Handbook, American Library
Association, 2010 http://www.alastore.ala.org/detail.aspx?ID=2774

Chapters sought for an anthology by practicing academic, public, school, special librarians sharing their experiences about librarians as managers. Concise, how-to case studies, using bullets, headings, sidebars by librarians based on successful management employing innovation. Those accepted will receive complimentary copies.

No previously published, simultaneously submitted material. One chapter 2400-2500 words; or two chapters divided to total 2400-2500 words. Chapters welcomed by one librarian, or if co-authored by the same two librarians.

Possible topics: staff flex hours, financial planning, administration skills, public relations, time management, library boards, partnering, library manuals, professional ethics, innovative technology, handling employees, volunteers.

To receive a “go-ahead”, please e-mail 3-4 topics each described in 2 sentences by April 23, 2010 along with a 85-90 word bio with: your name, library of employment, city/state location, employment title, where you got your degree, awards, publications, and career highlights. If co-authored, each of the two librarian-writers will need a separate bio. You will be contacted as
soon as possible telling you which (if any) of your topics are not duplications, inviting you to e-mail your submission; an invitation doesn’t guarantee acceptance. Please place MANAGEMENT/your name on the subject line to: smallwood@tm.net

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

CFP: Catholic Library World, the quarterly journal of the Catholic Library Association

Catholic Library World (ISSN 0008-820X), the quarterly journal of the Catholic Library Association, is seeking articles for its September 2010 and subsequent issues. The peer reviewed journal is published in September, December, March and June. (URL: http://www.cathla.org/clw.php)

Articles are sought covering a wide range of information science and religious topics, from a variety of perspectives. Articles may cover any topic within religious studies, information science, and the broader humanities.

Suggested topics include, but are not limited to, characteristics of special collections or rare books and manuscripts, especially relating to religious studies; digital library topics of interest to CLW readership; library instruction and education; outreach and collaboration with churches, schools, and other libraries; best practices for libraries; discussions for historical figures in religion, especially as related to their personal libraries, or special collections relating to them; and faith libraries.

Manuscripts will be peer reviewed and should be emailed to:
Sigrid Kelsey
LSU Libraries
Editor, Catholic Library World
(225) 578-2720
skelsey@lsu.edu


Catholic Library World is indexed in Book Review Index, The Catholic Periodical and Literature Index, Library Literature and Information Science, Library and Information Science Abstracts, Reference Book Review Index, CERDIC РUniversité des science humaines de Strasbourg, Current Index to Journals in Education (ERIC), and Information Science Abstracts (ASA). Microfilm editions are available from National Archive Publishing Company (NAPC), 300 N. Zeeb Rd., Ann Arbor, MI 48103-1553.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Call for papers: Semantic Digital Library (A special issue of International Journal of Knowledge and Web Intelligence)

Call for papers: Semantic Digital Library (A special issue of International Journal of Knowledge and Web Intelligence)

URL: http://www.inderscience.com/browse/callpaper.php?callID=1366

Digital libraries focus on storing and organizing digital objects according to various scopes and facets. Intelligent access to these objects are provided through metadata/semantic-based or content-based search engine according to users’ requirements. Semantic services enhance the organization of digital objects to facilitate their access, the exploitation of their structure and meaning for both humans and machines. Semantic digital libraries require database management systems for the handling of structured data, taking into consideration the models used to represent semantics. To foster the realization of the semantic digital library, metadata models, ontology models, and query languages have been combined to realize digital library services.

However, technologies for semantic digital libraries such as database engines, RDF data store, topic maps servers, SPARQL queries, and RDFS/OWL ontologies and folksonomies often appear to be immature. Solid semantic management layer concepts, architectures, and tools are important to everyone in the semantic digital library ecosystem, and creating them requires a strong community, with a critical mass of involvement. This special issue focuses on two main issues:

* the evolution of semantic digital libraries as a knowledge environment with digital library services and
* semantic digital libraries for improving user experiences.

The goal of the special issue is to bring out the best practices, current research and promising trends in the semantic digital library.

Papers may address issues along general themes, which include but are not limited to the following:

* Semantic digital library information visualisation
* Multilingual multimedia content management
* Search, retrieval and browsing interfaces to all forms of multilingual digital content
* Managing collaborative semantic digital library collections
* Cultural heritage semantic preservation
* Natural interaction of users with the semantic digital library
* Case studies of user needs and behaviours, and user experiences
* Novel semantic digital library content and use environments
* Semantic digital library open access publishing and copyright management
* Social networking and semantic digital library Systems

Important Dates
Manuscript due: 15 September, 2010
Notification of acceptance: 15 November, 2010
Revised paper due: 15 December, 2010
Submission of final revised paper: 30 December, 2010

ACRL Research Writer’s consultations at the 2010 ALA Annual

ACRL Research Writer’s consultations at the 2010 ALA Annual

The announcement below for Research Writer’s consultations at the 2010 ALA Annual Conference is on behalf of the Research Program Committee. Please forward this announcement as appropriate and consider lending your expertise.

ACRL Research Writer's Consultations @ ALA Annual
The ACRL Research Program Committee (RPC) is once again sponsoring Research Writer’s Consultations at the 2010 ALA Annual Conference, held June 24-29 in Washington, D.C. Aimed at the new or inexperienced writer, the Research Writer’s Consultations will bring together small groups of two to three writers matched with an experienced writer or editor, who will offer guidance and critique.

AUTHORS
Are you an ACRL member working on a research article? Would you like some constructive feedback? Submit a draft research paper for consultation. RPC will match new writers with experienced writers and the groups will meet face-to-face during the Washington, D.C. conference. Draft research papers must be submitted by May 22, 2010. Papers will be shared only among members of the designated groups. Submission details follow:

Include on first page: Author’s name and contact information in upper left and a paragraph describing what you would like others to comment on about your paper (e.g,. grammar, writing style, clarity, presentation of the research methodology).

Page limit: 25 double-spaced pages, standard 1” margins

Preferred format: Microsoft Word. Number pages. Footers should include author’s full name and e-mail.

Draft research papers should be in complete enough form for others to read easily.

Submit by May 22 to: Sheril Hook at sheril.hook@utoronto.ca

REVIEWERS
Are you an experienced, published writer or editor? Interested in providing guidance to your colleagues who may be writing their first research article? Submit your name and a description of your areas of expertise by May 22, 2010. Reviewers are expected to review papers submitted for their small group in advance of the Washington, D.C. conference, as well as guide their small group consultation onsite during the conference.

Please send your current contact information, a copy of your current resume or list of publications, and a brief description of your current research interests.

Submit by June 1 to: Sheril Hook at sheril.hook@utoronto.ca

MEET DURING ALA ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Each group will correspond ahead of time to set up their own meeting time and place at the Annual Conference to critique the papers, discuss approaches for writing, and share ideas on where to submit articles.

Questions should be directed to Sheril Hook at sheril.hook@utoronto.ca

Friday, April 16, 2010

Call for proposals: MARS LSS ALA forum on discovery systems, June 27, 2010

Call for proposals: MARS LSS ALA forum on discovery systems, June 27, 2010

The MARS Local Systems & Services committee is seeking panelists for its discussion forum at the 2010 ALA Annual meeting in Washington, DC on Sunday, June 27, 2010, 1:30-3:30pm. The discussion forum topic is "Discovery Systems: Solutions a User Could Love?" and will continue the conversation that began at our very successful Midwinter forum by the same name. You can view a listing of the Midwinter panelists and the discovery tools they implemented by visiting this public ALA Connect page: http://connect.ala.org/node/92049

Panelists are asked to describe their experiences implementing "next generation discovery tools" that attempt to provide access to disparate library collections from a single search box. Examples include Summon, Primo, WorldCat Local, and Encore; the system should be in production, and should have the ability to include resources beyond the catalog. We are interested in knowing why you made your choice, your implementation experience, what was gained, what surprises and challenges you may have encountered, and how your users have responded to the change.

Each panelist should plan to speak for no more than 20 minutes and participate in a general Q&A at the end of the session.

Please e-mail proposals to: Matt Lee (Reference Librarian, Minitex, Minneapolis, MN) at leems001@umn.edu

Proposals should include a title (including name of discovery system) and brief summary of the talk, as well as the names, positions and e-mail addresses of the presenters.

Deadline for proposals: April 30, 2010.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

The ACRL Preconference Coordinating Committee invites proposals for the ACRL 2011 National Conference

The ACRL Preconference Coordinating Committee invites proposals for the ACRL 2011 National Conference.

The deadline for proposals is May 10, 2010.

Preconferences are half-day or full-day programs that focus on a particular subject of interest to academic and research librarians. These programs should allow participants to develop a skill on a specific topic and should focus on interactive learning using a variety of presentation styles. Preconferences that offer practical tips and cutting-edge techniques, as well as programs that address one or more of the conference’s theme, are especially encouraged. Preconferences should be able to accommodate somewhere between 32-64 people.

Preconferences have separate registration fees, so please contact Margot Conahan at ACRL (312-280-2522; mconahan@ala.org) during the development of your proposal in order to develop a budget for your session.

Proposals should be submitted online through this form:
https://www.goeshow.com/acrl/national/2011/proposal_submission_home_1page.cfm
Please note that you may start and save an incomplete proposal, and edit or add additional information before the proposal deadline date.

More information about the conference tracks, proposal requirements and instructions, selection criteria and presenter requirements can be found online at:
http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/events/national/2011/program/index.cfm

Questions about preconference proposals can be directed to:

Amelia Brunskill, Dickinson College brunskia@dickinson.edu

Doug Lehman, Wittenberg University dlehman@wittenberg.edu

Amelia Brunskill
Liaison Librarian for the Sciences
Dickinson College
(717) 245-1601
brunskia@dickinson.edu

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Planning Library DrupalCamp around ALA 2010

Planning Library DrupalCamp around ALA 2010:
http://groups.drupal.org/node/43044

LibraryCamp June24th Call for Speakers:
http://groups.drupal.org/node/59708

Alrighty...The ball has never been rolling faster on the notion of having a LibraryCamp just prior to the American Library Association National Event.I just made some major additions to the wiki http://groups.drupal.org/node/43044 including the notion of a venue-decision deadline for April 7th and a financial commitment for Duo Consulting to pay the Venue fee on April 8th.Within FIVE DAYS from this post we will know where the event is and the next day it will be reserved.

I would like to use this thread to discuss the topic(s) that each speaker would be willing to present on. This is also a great place for any one to share topic(s) they desire to see at the LibraryCamp. As this thread develops we can edit the wiki to add the potential topics by each speaker's name.

The question still remains whether we might go for an UNconference style event. Perhaps we will do a hybrid where we have a number of presentations followed by something similar to an UNconference. I suspect that the quantity of topics offered for presentation may well decide that for us. Feedback is welcome on this and ALL details.

Monday, April 12, 2010

CFP: ALCTS CCS Catalog Management Interest Group (ALA Annual 2010)

The ALCTS CCS Catalog Management Interest Group invites proposals for presentations for our meeting at ALA Annual in Washington, D.C. The group will be meeting on Saturday, June 26, from 1:30-3:30.

For this meeting, we are particularly interested in projects that add or enhance controlled vocabularies in online catalogs, but will consider all proposals meeting the group's charge.

The charge of the Catalog Management Discussion Group is to discuss the various issues involved with cataloging, classification, and authority control after the initial cataloging has been performed. In this respect, catalog management is defined as the continuous upgrading and updating of a catalog, regardless of its format, be it card, microform, book or on-line. The group will provide a forum for exchanging information and discussing techniques, new developments, and problems in managing the bibliographic integrity of library catalogs.

Proposals are due by May 7, 2010.

For questions, contact:

Philip Young
Chair, ALCTS CCS Catalog Management Interest Group, 2010
Catalog Librarian
University Libraries at Virginia Tech
P.O. Box 90001
Blacksburg, VA 24062-9001
(540) 231-8845
pyoung1@vt.edu


Sunday, April 11, 2010

Call for articles - The Bottom Line: Managing Library Finances (TBL) is actively seeking submissions

Call for articles - The Bottom Line: Managing Library Finances (TBL) is actively seeking submissions.

An established print and online journal, The Bottom Line’s major focus is on library finances, library development activities, dealing with library budgets and personnel, and changes in libraries due to economic challenges.

Published by Emerald Group Publishing Limited, the journal is interested in articles of varying lengths, opinion pieces and case studies. The editor will work with authors that are new to LIS publishing, and those who are seeking outlets for reporting on practical uses of budgets and finances in libraries.

Submissions particularly welcome in the following areas (for example):

• Library changes and challenges from recent economic turmoil
• Case studies on library budgeting and finances
• Case studies on library development activities
• Downsizing and reorganization of libraries
• Library budgets and finances from an administrator’s perspective (high-level or middle management)
• Library budgets and finances from a staff perspective
• Innovative ways to raise money and awareness of library activities and mission
• Thought-provoking opinions related to library budgets and finances

Go to www.emeraldinsight.com/bl.htm to see past tables of contents and sample articles.

I look forward to hearing from you

Regards
Dr Brad Eden, Editor
eden@library.ucsb.edu

Handheld Librarian 3 Online Conference: Call for Program Proposals!

Handheld Librarian 3 Online Conference: Call for Program Proposals!
Alliance Library System and LearningTimes invite librarians, library staff, vendors, graduate students, and developers to submit program proposals related to the topic of mobile library services for the online Handheld Librarian 3 conference to be held July 28-29, 2010.
Proposals are due May 15, 2010.

Go to http://bit.ly/9gbnVh to make a proposal.

The Handheld Librarian 3 conference will feature interactive, live online sessions and links to recorded events following the conference. We are interested in a broad range of submissions that highlight current, evolving and future issues in mobile library services.

These include but are not limited to the following program tracks:
· Mobile apps
· eBooks and portable eReading
· Social aspects of the mobile revolution
· Training patrons and staff
· Reference services
· Hardware
· Other facets of mobile libraries

Proposal Submissions:
This conference accepts proposals for presentations delivered in two online formats:
1. A full-length 45-minute presentation (individual presenters or panel discussions)
2. A lightning round 10-minute presentation
Submit your proposal by completing the webform (http://bit.ly/9gbnVh) by May 15, 2010.
You will be notified by June 15, 2010 if your proposal has been accepted.
Presenters Are Expected To:
· Conduct your session using Adobe Connect (computer, Internet, mic required)
· Provide a digital photo of yourself for the conference website by June 30, 2010
· Respond to questions from attendees
· Attend an online 30-60 minute training on Adobe Connect prior to the conference
Thank you for considering submitting a proposal. If you have questions, please contact:
· Lori Bell, Alliance Library System, lbell@alliancelibrarysystem.com
· John Walber, LearningTimes, john@learningtimes.net
· Tom Peters, TAP Information Services, tpeters@tapinformation.com
Proposals are due May 15, 2010. Go to http://bit.ly/9gbnVh to make a proposal.

LIBRARY HI TECH NEWS -- Call for Papers

LIBRARY HI TECH NEWS -- Call for Papers

Library Hi Tech News (LHTN, published by Emerald, is an established (1984+) print and online monthly journal that quickly publishes articles of interest on developments in library technology to our international readership. Although not formally peer reviewed, LHTN is indexed in
Library and Information Science Abstracts (LISA), Library, Information Science and Technology Abstracts (LISTA), Scopus, INSPEC, Current Index to Journals in Education and others.

For more information and sample articles, please see:
http://info.emeraldinsight.com/products/journals/journals.htm?id=lhtn

LHTN is interested in articles of varying lengths, reports from relevant conferences, and case studies. The editors will work with authors that are new to LIS publishing, and those who are seeking outlets for reporting on practical uses of IT in libraries. Publishing your article in LHTN can be a place to start, analogous to a poster session in print” and does not preclude publishing a more fulsome piece in a peer-reviewed journal at a later date. Readers consider LHTN the source to hear what’s coming next in terms of technology development for academic and public libraries.

Submissions particularly welcome in the following areas (for example):

- New Web Browsers/Search Engines
- Virtual Reference/Pilots/Experiments
- Library Uses of Skype/VOIP
- Integrated Library Systems (ILSs) and ILMS
- Blogging
- Discovery Tools/Federated Search
- Library Mobile Applications
- EContent/Ebooks/Digital Collections
- Social Networks/Collaboration
- Virtual Worlds
- Instructional Technology
- Content Management Systems
- Library as Publisher
- Twitter Applications for Libraries
- Gaming and Simulations
- Digital Textbooks
- New Library Learning Spaces
- Digital Preservation/Data Curation
- Virtual Conferencing
- Citation Managers
- Digital Video
- Technology for Library Users with Disabilities
- LibGuides and similar products
- Data Visualization
- EScience/EResearch/Cyberinfrastructure
- Open Source Software
- Cloud Computing
- Metadata and Tagging
- Crowdsourcing
- Web analytics tools
- Web 3.0 and the semantic web

We look forward to hearing your ideas, and to reading your submissions for
LHTN!

Thank you very much,
Martin Kesselman and Laura Bowering Mullen, Co-Editors of LHTN
martyk at rci.rutgers.edu, lbmullen at rci.rutgers.edu

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Call for Proposals – MCN Conference Austin, Texas Oct 27-30, 2010!

Call for Proposals – MCN Conference Austin, Texas Oct 27-30, 2010!

Submit your proposals online at http://www.mcn.edu/conferences/index.asp?subkey=2778
by Monday May 3, 2010

This year's innovative program has two great opportunities to get involved:

1. Papers, panels, round-tables, workshops and showcases on the theme of I/O: The Museum Inside-Out/Outside-In http://mcn2010.pbworks.com/Conference-Sessions

2. And if your proposal doesn't fit there, why not organize a session in our "slow un-conference" Seizing the Tiger by the Longtail http://mcn2010.pbworks.com/Slow+Un-conference

What better time to "help keep Austin weird" than Halloween at the Sheraton Austin at The Capitol http://www.starwoodhotels.com/sheraton/property/overview/index.html?propertyID=3079

For details of conference topics and an exciting new array of presentation formats, visit the MCN website http://www.mcn.edu/conferences/index.asp?subkey=2778 and Conference Planning Wiki: http://mcn2010.pbworks.com


Questions? Contact:

Nancy Proctor, MCN 2010 Conference Program Chair
nancy@pinkink.net
@nancyproctor
http://MuseumMobile.info

Call for Papers for Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Delivery & Electronic Reserve

Call for Papers for Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Delivery & Electronic Reserve

The Routledge/Taylor & Francis peer-reviewed Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Delivery & Electronic Reserve (JILDDER) has merged with Resource Sharing & Information Networks and is now accepting articles for Fall and Winter publication. Of particular interest to JILDDER are articles regarding resource sharing, unmediated borrowing, electronic reserve, cooperative collection development, shared virtual library services, digitization projects and other multi-library collaborative efforts including the following topics:

• cooperative purchasing and shared collections
• consortial delivery systems
• shared storage facilities
• administration and leadership of interlibrary loan departments, networks, cooperatives, and consortia
• training, consulting and continuing education provided by consortia
• use of interlibrary loan statistics for book and periodical acquisitions, weeding and collection management
• selection and use of cutting-edge technologies and services used for interlibrary loan and electronic reserve, such as Ariel, Illiad, BlackBoard, Relais and other proprietary and open-source software
• copyright and permission issues concerning interlibrary loan and electronic reserve
• aspects of quality assurance, efficiency studies, best practices, library 2.0, the impact of Open WorldCat and Google Scholar, buy instead of borrow and practical practices addressing special problems of international interlibrary loan, international currency, payment problems, IFLA, and shipping
• interlibrary loan of specialized library materials such as music, media, CDs, DVDs, items from electronic subscriptions and legal materials
• special problems of medical, music, law, government and other unique types of libraries
• new opportunities in interlibrary loan and the enhancement of interlibrary loan as a specialization

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before April 16, 2010 for Fall publication and June 7, 2010 for Winter publication. For further details, instructions for authors and submission procedures please visit: http://www.informaworld.com/wild. Please send all submissions and questions to the Editor Rebecca Donlan at rdonlan@fgcu.edu.

Friday, April 09, 2010

Call for co-editor for two anthologies (women as poets and women writing on families)

Call for co-editor for two anthologies (women as poets and women writing on families)

Looking for a woman co-editor for 2 anthologies: one about women as poets, the other about women writing on family. Both are about half completed and co-editor would receive half the royalties. The new co-editor's main task would be finding a good publisher, helping decide on contributors, compile index, help promote. Please contact Carol Smallwood, smallwood@tm.net
for more information. These will be Carol's 25th, 26th books. Her most recent anthologies are, Writing and Publishing: The Librarian's Handbook for the American Library Association; and Contemporary American Women: Our Defining Passages for All Things That Matter Press.

Sunday, April 04, 2010

Call for Papers for Special Issue of e-Learning: Technology Enhanced Learning in Science Education

Call for Papers for Special Issue of e-Learning: Technology Enhanced Learning in Science Education

This special issue of eLearning Papers will examine how ICT can enhance science education, from the perspectives of the learner and the teacher-trainer. Among the issues to be addressed are the following themes, reflecting the current trends of innovation, research and development:

* Computer tools and environments for scaffolding inquiry, design, problem and project-based learning
* Mobile tools for collecting field data
* Intelligent games for learning science
* Simulation and virtual phenomena representation
* Tools to support scientific argumentation
* User modelling and intelligent support >>

(Deadline: 3 May 2010)

http://preview.tinyurl.com/yl7xygp

Thursday, April 01, 2010

AASL Seeks School Library Presentations for ALA 2011 Annual Conference in New Orleans, LA.

AASL at the ALA 2011 Annual Conference
June 23–28, 2011New Orleans, LA

AASL Seeks School Library Presentations for ALA 2011 Annual Conference in New Orleans, LA.
http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/aasl/conferencesandevents/aaslrfp/aaslrfp.cfm#conf

The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) invites proposal submissions for 1-1/2 hour concurrent sessions or half- to full-day preconference professional development programs to be held during the 2011 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference. The submissions deadline is 5:00pm CDT on Friday, May 21, 2010.

Be a part of this exciting professional development event – join other school librarians and share your expertise in this national forum showcase of best practices, developments, and ideas on the future of school libraries.