Showing posts with label Wiki. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Wiki. Show all posts

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

CFP: Blogs & Wikis MPCA/MACA - Region Conference

CFP: Blogs & Wikis MPCA/MACA - Region Conference
October 12-14, 2007
Radisson Hotel and Suites, Kansas City, Missouri

Abstract Submission Deadline: April 30, 2007

The Midwest Popular Culture Association / Midwest American Culture Association is seeking papers on the use of blogs, wikis, or other collaborative online technologies in higher education.

Possible topics include:
• case studies of blogs or wikis in the classroom
• the wiki in academic research
• the blogging professorate
• digital publishing and the tenure dossier

Please send a brief abstract (250 words) and a note about your field and institutional affiliation by April 30, 2007. Email submissions and inquiries to Molly at this address:

For more information on the conference, see

Molly Moran
Graduate student, Program in Communication, Culture, and Technology,
Georgetown University
New Media Advisor, U.S. Department of State
Washington, DC

Friday, February 23, 2007

LISNews Wiki Wednesday

LISNews Wiki Wednesday

LISNews will be starting a Wiki Wednesday, pointing to a library Wiki that needs beefing up.

The great thing about wikis is that anyone can contribute. The bad thing about wikis is that hardly anyone does. Part of the problem may be that people just don't know where to start. And that's where Wiki Wednesday comes in.

There are several library-centric wikis out there on the Internets, all with gaping holes in their content. Each week, Wiki Wednesday will highlight an article which needs to be added or fleshed out. LISNewsterz who know something about the week's topic are encouraged to add content to the featured article. (Of course, you may contribute to others, too.)

Friday, January 26, 2007

CFP: Internet Librarian International 2007

CFP: Internet Librarian International 2007
8-9 October 2007 •
Deadline 30 March 2007
Copthorne Tara Hotel, London, UK
New Realities, Roles and Resources

Information Today Inc. invites proposals for presentations at this conference. We are looking for a mix of papers for the sessions, workshops and short tutorials. Our emphasis is on the practical rather than theoretical. We are seeking case studies and proposals about initiatives in your organisation, not product pitches or overviews.

To be considered as a speaker, please submit your ideas at

Submission Form:

Nine years after the first Internet Librarian International, it’s clear that internet technologies have vastly altered our professional and personal lives. The amount and types of information available in digitised form has increased exponentially, presenting information professionals with challenges in finding, analysing, managing, customising and sharing information. The new realities of electronic research affect everything we do. New roles mean we may not call ourselves librarians and new resources change our approach to research.

It's an exciting, exhilarating, sometimes exhausting world for internet librarians. What has worked in your work environments and what has not? Share your experiences and thoughts with your colleagues during Internet Librarian International this autumn.

Possible topics (but don't let this limit your imagination):

Web search
Federated search
Digital libraries/collections
Social software and social networking
Blogs, wikis, podcasts
Libraries as publishers
Taxonomies, folksonomies
Evidence-based librarianship
Gaming in the library
Information policy
Web site usability
Needs assessment
Collaborative working Text mining
Internet resources
Communicating value
Managing e-resources
Mobile technology
Library 2.0
Open access; open source
Distance learning, e-learning
Multimedia searching
Innovative projects
Incorporating new technologies Web design
Content management
Training and teaching

The Advisory Committee will review all submissions and notification regarding acceptance will be made this summer. If your proposal is selected, the primary speaker will receive a free registration to the full conference, which includes lunches and a reception. The organisers are not responsible for speakers’ travel and accommodation costs. October is a perfect time to visit London, and the Copthorne Tara Hotel is centrally located and reasonably priced.

Thursday, January 25, 2007

Call for Chapters: Library 2.0 Initiatives in Academic Libraries

Call for Chapters: Library 2.0 Initiatives in Academic Libraries

Call for Chapters
Hybrid Book/Wiki Publication
"Library 2.0 Initiatives in Academic Libraries"
An ACRL Monograph
Editor: Laura B. Cohen

Library 2.0 is a response to the revolution in the way library users create, edit, seek, use, organize and share information. Many observers agree on several guiding principles of Library 2.0. These include the use of social information tools favored by users; building personalized,
participatory library services driven by user needs; an embrace of radical trust; taking the library to users; and rapid change mobilized by assessment.

Academic libraries are spearheading Library 2.0 innovations, but many libraries remain out of the loop. "Library 2.0 Initiatives in Academic Libraries" will be a hybrid book and post-publication wiki presenting case studies of Library 2.0 initiatives and will serve as a guide to
action. It is the first professional library publication of its type. "Library 2.0 Initiatives in Academic Libraries" will consist of case study chapters on a range of significant Library 2.0 initiatives taking place in academic libraries throughout the world. Following its publication, the authors will maintain follow-up reports on a wiki that will track the subsequent evolution of their initiatives. These reports can be tracked on the wiki site or by RSS feed.

The book and wiki will be published by the Association of College & Research Libraries.

Recommended topics: Acceptable topics cover a range of significant initiatives that embody the guiding principles of Library 2.0. Topics may cover functional beta initiatives.

Chapter topics, and any combinations of these topics, may include but are not limited to the following:

2.0-enhanced Web sites
Assessment of Library 2.0 initiatives
Delivering customizable content
Engaging staff in Library 2.0 principles and practices
Engaging students in library planning and assessment
IM communication
Innovative user-centered services in physical spaces
Library Web sites as community spaces
Mobile computing-enhanced online spaces
OPAC innovations
Podcasting, videocasting, Web conferencing
Privacy and 2.0
RSS content delivery
Social bookmarking
Social networking tools used for outreach, community conversations,
teaching, research, etc.
Student collaboration in developing library services
Taking the library to users in both physical and online spaces
Wiki publishing

Submissions: Individuals interested in contributing to this publication are invited to e-mail a proposal to the editor. Significant writings about the initiative should not have appeared elsewhere. The proposal should be approximately 500 words and consist of your name, affiliation, working title of the chapter, abstract, description of the initiative and plans for its future development. Proposals should include a statement that the author(s) agree to maintain periodic project updates on the post-publication wiki for a period of at least two years following publication of the book.

Please e-mail your proposal in an attached document to Laura B. Cohen, editor, at by March 1, 2007. You will be notified about the status of your submission by April 1, 2007. Following acceptance of proposals, authors will have three months to prepare chapters of 5,000-7,000 words. The book has an estimated publication
date of fall 2007.

Laura B. Cohen
Web Support Librarian
LI-140 University at Albany, SUNY
1400 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12222
Voice: 518-442-3492
Fax: 518-442-3088