Monday, October 24, 2016

CFP: 2017 University of San Diego Digital Initiatives Symposium (May 2017)

2017 University of San Diego Digital Initiatives Symposium Call for Proposals          

Proposals are now being accepted for the Fourth Annual Digital Initiatives Symposium, May 1-2, 2017.  

Join University of San Diego's Copley Library for the Fourth Annual Digital Initiative Symposium. 
This day and a half conference features workshops and user group meetings for a variety of institutional repository platforms, focusing on the digital elements of library ecosystems and institutional repositories. Registration opens December 5, 2016
$85 registration includes both the preconference and full-day conference
$75 registration includes full-day conference
$40 registration includes preconference workshops

Call for Proposals are being accepted for Tuesday, May 2, 2017 – Full Day Conference 

We are accepting proposals for 45-minute concurrent sessions, 90-minute panel discussions, and poster presentations. We welcome proposals from organizations, including colleges and universities of all sizes, community colleges, public libraries, special libraries, museums, and other cultural memory institutions.

This year, we are especially interested in proposals that consider:
  • data management and sharing, open data
  • open educational resources
  • digital initiatives in instruction and undergraduate research
  • roles for deans and directors in digital and institutional repository initiatives
  • roles for disciplinary faculty in digital and institutional repository initiatives
  • diverse repository platforms and functions
  • digital humanities
  • copyright and licensing
  • collaboration: interdisciplinary initiatives and collaboration within and between campuses
  • scholarly communication
  • technical applications related to platforms or tools
  • web archiving
Full-Day Conference Sessions

Panel discussions: 90 minutes
Concurrent sessions (case studies, white papers, demonstrations, or panels): 45 minutes
Poster sessions on digital project topics will take place in the afternoon.
Please plan on 10-15 minutes for questions, with panel and concurrent sessions.

All submissions will be evaluated based on the relevance of the topic and potential to advance thinking about digital initiatives, institutional repositories, and scholarly communication. Acceptance is competitive. Registration fees will be waived for accepted presenters.

For more information or questions contact Diane Maher at 

Important Dates
  • Proposal Submission Deadline: January 16, 2017
  • Notification of Acceptance: February 6, 2017
  • Selected presenters must confirm presentations: February 17, 2017
  • Conference Registration: Deadline: April 17, 2017

Announcing Keynote Speakers for 2017
       Joan Lippincott, Associate Executive Director of the Coalition for Networked Information
       Maura Marx, Deputy Director for Library Services at the Institute of Museum and Library Services

       More extensive biographies and abstracts will be available shortly on the USD website, as well as information about workshops.