Monday, March 14, 2016

Call for Proposals for 2nd Upper Midwest Digital Collections Conference (Davenport, Iowa - August 9-11, 2016)

Call for Proposals for 2nd Upper Midwest Digital Collections Conference!

The 2nd Upper Midwest Digital Collections Conference (#UMDCC16) will be held on August 9-11th at St. Ambrose University campus, Davenport, Iowa (Quad Cities). The conference will be held jointly with the 2016 CONTENTdm User Group Meeting, sponsored by OCLC, on August 10-11th

Call for Proposals
You can help make this a great conference! Consider sharing your experience and expertise by submitting a program proposal for a session, workshop, or lightning presentation. The planning committee has created a list of potential topics of interest, but proposals on all relevant topics are welcome. Submit your proposal by Friday, April 29, 2016.  

Suggested Topics
Below is an abbreviated list of topics, but you can view the full list here.
  • Accessibility and access 
  • CONTENTdm user topics
  • Digital preservation and content management
  • Metadata 
  • Project planning & project management
  • Promoting use and reuse of digital collections 
Thank you for your consideration, and we look forward to hearing from you!

- Sara Ring ( and Emily Pfotenhauer (, on behalf of the UMDCC planning committee

More About the Upper Midwest Digital Collections Conference
The UMDCC provides opportunities for digital collections creators and curators in the region and beyond to network, share best practices, participate in hands-on workshops, and learn from leaders in digital cultural heritage.

Minitex, RAILS, and WiLS, along with a regional planning committee, are the primary organizers of the Upper Midwest Digital Collections Conference. In addition, St. Ambrose University Library is the local host and is donating staff time and planning support for this three-day event. The CONTENTdm Users Group meeting (August 10-11th) is sponsored by OCLC; their support means that this portion of the conference is free to current and potential CONTENTdm users.

Visit the conference website for more information.