Monday, October 02, 2017

CFP: Digital Initiatives Symposium 2018 (San Diego, CA - April 24, 2018)

Digital Initiatives Symposium 2018  

The Digital Initiatives Symposium at the University of San Diego is accepting proposals for its full day conference on Tuesday, April 24, 2018. Proposals should fall into one of three formats:

  • Panel discussions: 90 minutes (please allow 10-15 minutes for Q&A)
  • Concurrent sessions: 45 minutes (please allow 10-15 minutes for Q&A)
  • TED-style talks: 15-minutes

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:
  • the future of open access
  • 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
  • web annotation

Submit your proposal at (Click on “Submit Proposal” on the left sidebar.) 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.

Proposal deadline: Friday, Nov. 17, 2018