Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Book Review Editor: Enterprise and Society: The International Journal of Business History

Book Review Editor: Enterprise and Society: The International Journal of Business History

Enterprise and Society: The International Journal of Business History, which is published for the Business History Conference by Oxford University Press, is looking for a new book review editor to replace David Sicilia who will step down in July 2006 after three years of dedicated service in that role. The book review editor works closely with the editor of the journal, who is currently
Kenneth Lipartito, and serves as a member of the editorial board for the journal. From its foundation, the journal's book review section has been distinguished not only by the quality of its reviews but also by the range of books that it has discussed. The ideal candidate for the position will carry on and develop this tradition. S/he will be someone with broad intellectual interests
and multiple networks in the field of business history and related fields. S/he will have strong administrative and organization skills; however, it should be noted that, thanks to the efforts of Sicilia and his predecessor, Philip Scranton, much of the administration of the book review process is now conducted electronically. Based on the experience of previous book review editors, the new editor will require the assistance of a graduate student, a computer that
can run the File Maker Pro program and a small budget of approximately $2,000 per year to cover the costs of telephone, postage, and supplies.

To be considered for the position of book review editor, please send a cover letter, which outlines your interest and aptitude for the job, together with an updated curriculum vitae to Mary O’Sullivan (acting for the Print Media Oversight Committee of the Business History Conference) at . All applications must be received by March 1, 2006 and a decision will be announced by April 15, 2006.

CFP: Asian American Entries in Encyclopedia of American Ethnic Literature

CFP: Asian American Entries in Encyclopedia of American Ethnic Literature

Scholars of Asian American literature are invited to contribute articles to be included in the Encyclopedia of American Ethnic Literature, a 5-volume set in which the Asian American entries will be a separate volume. The Encyclopedia will be published in late 2006 by Facts On
File, a New York publisher of reference books for high school and college students (

Entries range between 500-800 words, and each contributor may write one or several entries. Contributors who write a total of 3,000 published words or more will receive a copy of the five-volume set (tentatively priced at $325); those who write less will receive five copies of their
entry or entries and will have an option to buy the set or the Asian American volume at half price. All payments will be made at the time of publication of the Encyclopedia.

If you are interested in participating in this project for high school and young college students, please contact Seiwoong Oh (editor in charge of the Asian American volume) by email. Please include a list of authors you are interested in writing about, as well as a short bio; your
daytime phone number; and your e-mail and regular mail addresses. Shortly after December 31 (after I return from the MLA), I will send you your assignment, guidelines, a style sheet, sample entries, and a contract. Deadline for entries: March 31, 2006. Preference will be given
to those who can send in their entries early, before the deadline. I have already collected 250 entries on major Asian American authors and their literary works. The following list represents 90 or so entries to be added to my collection. Please feel free to suggest any new or newly
discovered authors.

Seiwoong Oh, Ph. D., Professor and Chair, Department of English, Rider
University, 2083 Lawrenceville Road, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648-3099, USA

Please email for list of available entries or visit this page:

Monday, December 26, 2005

World Library and Information Congress
August 20-24, 2006, Seoul, Korea

Call for Papers for the IFLA Satellite Meeting

Scholarly Information on East Asia in the 21st Century

Organized by the Council on East Asian Libraries (CEAL) of the Association for Asian Studies

Sponsored by the IFLA Asia and Oceania Section (RSCAO), the Korean Library Association (KLA), and the Korean Education and Research Information Service (KERIS)

The Council on East Asian Libraries invites the submission of proposals for papers to be given at the Preconference Meeting on Friday, August 18, 2006 at Yonsei University in Seoul.

Topics should address issues such as:

-publishing trends of scholarly information in East Asia;
-issues related to the digitization of nonroman scripts and digital collections;
-cooperative collection development and resource sharing on East Asia;
-technical processing and cooperative cataloging of East Asian material;
-preservation and storage;
-information technology for East Asian materials;
-cooperative reference service;
-instruction and information literacy;
-outreach and user studies.

An abstracts of no longer than 200 words should be submitted by January 1, 2006. Papers must be original; written in English, or with an English translation attached; and between 3000 and 6000 words in length. The submission deadline for papers is May 1, 2006. Presentations should be made in English, and should not exceed 20 minutes in length. The Preconference Planning Committee, in consultation with RSCAO, KLA, and KERIS, will select the best papers in January 2006. Successful applicants will be sent a formal letter of invitation by mid-February 2006.

Abstracts and papers should be sent by email or fax to:

Philip Melzer, Team Leader
Korean/Chinese Cataloging Team
Regional and Cooperative Cataloging Division
Library of Congress
phone: 202-707-7961
fax: 202-707-2824


Joy Kim
Curator, Korea Heritage Library
East Asian Library
University of Southern California
phone: 213-740-2329

Friday, December 23, 2005

CFP: E-Learn 2006 (Honolulu, Hawaii)

CFP: E-Learn 2006 (Honolulu, Hawaii)

Conference: October 13-17, 2006
Submissions Deadline: April 27, 2006

E-Learn 2006 -- World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, & Higher Education is an international conference organized by the Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE) and co-sponsored by the International Journal on E-Learning.

This annual conference serves as a multi-disciplinary forum for the exchange of information on research, development, and applications of all topics related to e-Learning in the Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education sectors.

We invite you to attend E-Learn 2006 and submit proposals for papers, panels, best practices, roundtables, tutorials, workshops, posters/demonstrations, and corporate showcases/demos. The Conference Review Policy requires that each proposal will be peer- reviewed by three reviewers for inclusion in the conference program, proceedings book, and CD-ROM proceedings.

For more information, please visit:

or (PDF version of the Call for Papers)

For more information on the meeting, please visit:

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Book/Film Reviewers needed for Disability Studies Quarterly

Book/Film Reviewers needed for Disability Studies Quarterly

Disability Studies Quarterly seeks book/film reviewers. Reviewers write 700-800 word reviews of books/videos provided by DSQ, to be published in the journal. We currently seek reviewers for:

Krause, Carol. Between Myself and Them: Stories of Disability and Difference.

Touch the Sound (video about profoundly deaf concert percussionist)

Queen of the Mountain (video about hearing impaired archaeologist)

Ferris, Jim. Facts of Life. (poetry chapbook)

Wilson, Daniel. Living with Polio: The Epidemic and Its Survivors.

--and many more...

If interested, please respond to with your name, title, institutional affiliation, contact information, and a brief description of your specific interests regarding disability studies. Thank you!

Katie LeBesco, Ph.D.
Humanities Book & Film Review Editor
Disability Studies Quarterly
Marymount Manhattan College
221 E. 71st St.
New York, NY 10021

LLRX (Law Library Resource Xchange)

LLRX (Law Library Resource Xchange)

From the December Newsletter:

If you are interested in writing for LLRX, please feel free to send me your ideas about, or topics for, feature articles, guides or columns. Or if you would like to update an article or guide that has already been published, please let me know. I welcome the opportunity to work with you in 2006. Contact:

Go to the site to see the types of articles that are being written for the site.

CFP: IFLA (International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions) 2006 Meeting

CFP: IFLA (International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions) 2006 Meeting

World Library and Information Congress: 72nd IFLA General Conference and Council
"Libraries: Dynamic Engines for the Knowledge and Information Society"
20-24 August 2006, Seoul, Korea

General Call for Papers Page is located here:

From this page, there are links to all the different sections (the dates and deadlines may vary):

-Acquisition and Collection Development with Serials and Other Continuing Resources
-Africa Section
-Agricultural Libraries Discussion Group
-Art Libraries Section
-Asia and Oceania Section
-Audio-Visual and Multimedia with Information Technology
-Cataloguing Section
-Classification and Indexing Section
-Continuing Professional Development and Workplace Learning with Preservation and Conservation Section and PAC Core Activity
-Division VII: Education and Research
-Division VIII: Regional Activities
-Document Delivery and Resource Sharing
-Genealogy and Local History
-Government Libraries Section
-Health and Biosciences Libraries Section
-Information Literacy
-Knowledge Management and Statistics and Evaluation Section
-Libraries for the Blind Section
-Library Buildings and Equipment Section
-Library History Section
-Library Theory and Research Section
-Management and Marketing Section
-National Libraries Section
-Newspapers Section
-Public Libraries with Audiovisual and Multimedia Section
-Rare Books and Manuscripts Section
-Reading Section and the Libraries for Children and Young Adults Section
-Reference and Information Services Section
-School Libraries and Resource Centres
-Science and Technology Libraries Section
-University Libraries and other General Research Libraries

General Guidelines for papers are found here:

Saturday, December 17, 2005

Call for Particiaption from D-Lib (December 2005)

Call for Particiaption from D-Lib (December 2005)

Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL 2006), Details. Call for short papers. The submission deadline for short papers, posters and demonstrations is 3 February 2006 (Full papers, panels, workshops and tutorial proposals are due 20 January 2006).

"The Joint Conference on Digital Libraries is a major international forum focusing on digital libraries and associated technical, practical, and social issues. JCDL encompasses the many meanings of the term "digital libraries," including (but not limited to) new forms of information institutions; operational information systems with all manner of digital content; new means of selecting, collecting, organizing, and distributing digital content; digital preservation and archiving; and theoretical models of information media, including document genres and electronic publishing."

For more information, please see the Call for Papers at

IR 7.0 Internet Convergences, 27 - 30 September 2006, Brisbane, Australia. Call for papers. The submission deadline for abstracts is 7 February 2006.

"Our conference theme invites papers and presentations based on empirical research, theoretical analysis and everything in between that explore the multiple ways the Internet acts in both converging and fragmenting ways – physical, cultural, technological, political, social – on local, regional, and global scales."

For more information, please see the Call for Papers at

34th Museum Computer Network Conference (MCN 2006), Access to Assets: Return on Investment, 8 - 11 November 2006, Pasadena, California, USA. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 16 February 2006.

" At MCN 2006 in Pasadena, we will explore ways we've found to demonstrate useful, successful methods for accessing technology; we'll share our challenges and triumphs as we network together to creatively and effectively improve our bottom lines. We'll discuss the many ways we've found to maximize the compelling value of our technology collateral, keeping in mind that the bottom line is not always financial, sometimes it's intellectual, and sometimes, it's just for the greater good."

For more information, please see

ASIS&T 2006, 3 - 9 November 2006, Austin, Texas, USA. Call for proposals. Proposals due for contributed papers, technical sessions and panels, and pre-conference sessions by 13 February 2006 (for contributed posters/short papers, the deadline is 25 February 2006.

"ASIS&T 2006 challenges us to explore this moment in the history of information science as people seamlessly move between their physical and digital worlds to create information realities for themselves and others. Submissions by researchers and practitioners are solicited on a wide range of topics including but not limited to the following:

-New theoretical perspectives on information use and management
-Ethical and legal implications of digital worlds
-The nature of the information profession in the digital future
-User, organizational and cultural analyses of information realities
-Future information architectures to both build and harness information realities
-Implications for information (seeking) behavior and retrieval
-New forms of human-computer/information interactions
-Distributed collaboration and information sharing
-Enhanced access to multi-format and multimedia information
-Learning and education in the digital future
-Digital storytelling and presentation
-Conflicts in information realities, their recognition and resolution
-Preserving our cultural records in a digital age"

For more information, please see the Call for Papers at

29th Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference, Details. Call for Participation. Poster, Demonstrations, Tutorial, Workshop, and Doctoral Consortium submissions are due 27 February 2006. (Full Research Papers are due 20 January 2006.

"SIGIR is the major international forum for the presentation of new research results and the demonstration of new systems and techniques in the broad field of information retrieval."

For more information, please see

Friday, December 16, 2005

Call for Book Reviewers for H-Business

Call for Book Reviewers for H-Business

I write to ask you to serve as a book reviewer for H-Business. Earlier this year, I began a term as our list's reviews editor. In this role, I am responsible for building a list of subscribers who are willing to serve as reviewers, for assigning books to particular reviewers, for getting review copies of books into their hands (at no cost), and for shepherding reviews into "print" on H-Business and H-Net growing database of reviews (see

Any H-Business subscriber - graduate student, faculty member, independent scholar, interested lay expert, et cetera - can serve as a reviewer. You need only to have some expertise in business history and to be willing to work with me on your review. Serving as a book reviewer is, foremost, an excellent means of staying in touch with current scholarship and building
your CV. It is also a superlative way to serve the scholars who constitute H-Business and, by extension, the worldwide community of historians who use H-Net.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact me at

Thank you.

Christopher James Tassava, Ph.D.
H-Business book review editor

CFP: Special Issue on Digital Libraries and eScience - International Journal on Digital Libraries

CFP: Special Issue on Digital Libraries and eScience - International Journal on Digital Libraries

Special Issue Editors:
Tamara Sumner (
Traugott Koch (
Michael Wright (

Background and Significance
There is an increasing number of initiatives in several countries targeted at supporting research into new forms of computational infrastructure intended to transform the conduct of scientific research in areas such as chemistry, atmospheric science, and earth science. These initiatives, which go under a variety of names including eScience, eResearch, and cyberinfrastructure, are a response to the changing nature of scientific research, particularly in the natural and physical sciences, which is increasingly dependent upon large data sets and high-end analysis and visualization tools. eScience approaches and techniques are also beginning to appear in other disciplines such as the humanities and social sciences. Research issues being addressed in these initiatives include information retrieval, information modeling, ontologies, systems interoperability, and policy issues associated with providing transparent access to complex data sets. As such, these initiatives are concerned with many of the same research issues that the international digital library community has been grappling with for the past decade. The purpose of this special issue is to critically examine the role that digital libraries can and should play in this emerging eScience computational infrastructure. Bringing the digital library and the emerging scientific infrastructure worlds together can lay the foundation for providing truly integrated support for the entire process of science, from formulation of research questions to the publication of the outcomes.

Papers are invited on the technical, social, and policy dimensions of eScience and digital libraries. Topics to be considered include, but are not limited to:

-The design, use, and evaluation of innovative digital library technologies in eScience
-Critical examinations of eScience practices using these technologies
-How eScience and digital libraries are transforming education
-Critical examination of the role of policies and scientific cultures on data sharing, open access and differences across scientific disciplines
-Interdisciplinary aspects; international cooperation
-Metadata and information modeling for eScience
-Knowledge organization systems and subject access for eScience; e.g., thesauri, ontologies, and other terminologies
-Semantic interoperability, and data integration
-Indexing, retrieval, and discovery of data and related science and education materials
-Automatic data analysis techniques and data mining across a collection of resources
-Intersection of scientific workflows with metadata generation and other digital library information management issues
-Encoding systems and mark-up languages for integrating scientific data and other intellectual products
-Persistent identifiers, citation, and linking between data, publications, and other science and education products
-Data storage management
-Digital curation, provenance, repository, and preservation issues associated with eScience
-User needs and user interfaces for creating, managing, customizing, annotating, and collaborating

Due to the emerging nature of this field, we welcome a broad variety of lengths and publication types. All submissions need to relate to the field of eScience, however. Please contact one of the editors for feedback and guidance.

Important dates
Submissions are due: May 1, 2006
Acceptance notifications: Aug 1, 2006
Anticipated publication of the special issue: Early 2007
Papers must be submitted via the web site:

Manuscripts must be written in English and should include a cover page with title, name and address (including email address) of author(s), an abstract, and a list of keywords.

Authors are encouraged to follow the formatting instructions at:

More information about the journal can be found at:

Thursday, December 15, 2005

ALA Midwinter Meeting Announcement: ALCTS/AADG

ALA Midwinter Meeting Announcement: ALCTS/AADG

The Automated Acquisitions and In Process Control Discussion Group is beginning to plan for the meeting in San Antonio. We solicit your suggestions and ideas about topics that might be profitable to discuss. Two items suggested this summer at annual were ERMs and federated
searching. We've also had a suggestion in a previous call for a discussion of interfaces between library systems and institutional accounting systems.

I know ERMs are a hot topic at the moment, although I suspect that there are plenty of other fora in which to discuss them. So, if this is of interest, please suggest how you would like to focus the discussion.

Federated searching for acquisitions work. Again, if this is a topic that you would like to hear more about, suggest what you might like to hear and perhaps recommend someone who is currently involved to help guide the discussion.

Accounting interfaces were covered to some extent at last mid-winter in Boston, so if you want to know more, let us know what.

Other topics are very welcome, so tell us what you want to hear about/talk about.

Katharine Treptow Farrell
Chair, AADG

Dan Miller
Vice-chair, Chair-elect AADG

ALCTS (ALA) Committee Volunteer Opportunities and Responsibilities

ALCTS (ALA) Committee Volunteer Opportunities and Responsibilities

Want to learn how you can get involved in ALCTS? Come to the third annual ALCTS Volunteer Forum, sponsored by the ALCTS Leadership Development Committee, to be held Saturday, January 21, 10:30am-12:30pm, Marriott Riverwalk, Salon E/F.

At the Volunteer Forum you'll discover the ins and outs of the committee appointment process and hear firsthand from the division appointing officers about opportunities throughout the organization. The presenters include the ALCTS President and President-Elect and the
Chairs-Elect of the Acquisitions, Cataloging and Classification, Collection Management and Development, Preservation and Reformatting, and Serials Sections and the Council of Regional Groups.

Non-members interested in joining ALCTS are welcome to attend.

Attendees will have ample opportunity to meet the presenters!

The volunteer application is available online at

For additional information contact:

Betsy Simpson
Chair, ALCTS Leadership Development Committee
Chair, Cataloging and Metadata Department
George A. Smathers Libraries
University of Florida
P.O. Box 117007
Gainesville, FL 32611-7007

Wednesday, December 14, 2005



Presented by Campus Technology magazine, producers of the Syllabus conferences for more than a decade

13th Annual Summer Conference on Education Technology
July 31–August 3, 2006
Sheraton Boston Hotel
Boston, MA

Plan now to present an interactive poster session at Campus Technology 2006

****PROPOSAL DEADLINE: January 26, 2006****

Campus Technology 2006 examines the central themes and key technologies that have become increasingly important to campus technology leaders who implement and use technology solutions at higher education institutions. The conference explores emerging technologies and trends, strategies for IT leadership and teamwork, as well as best practices and exemplary
applications of technology in higher education.

Proposals are now being accepted for poster sessions, which are presented during Exhibit Hall hours, August 1 and 2. Poster sessions provide a vehicle for detailed exposure of the presenter’s work and in-depth discussion with attendees.

The following 10 topical clusters serve as a general guideline for appropriate poster session topics:

--The ‘Smart’ Classroom/Campus
--IT/Telecom Infrastructure and Support
--Technology Funding
--Enterprise Strategies
--Professional Development
--eLearning Frontiers
--Open Source
--Digital Media/Publishing

Interested parties are invited to submit proposals via e-mail per the following instructions. All relevant proposals will be considered, so if you have a compelling education technology topic related to, but not specified in the list above, please feel free to submit a proposal.

Poster Session – A detailed display of graphic presentations, papers, and related materials, posted on a bulletin board in the designated poster area. Poster presenters will be onhand with their posters for informal discussion with attendees at designated, hour-long session times. Battery-operated laptops and other small, self-contained devices will be accommodated.

Submissions should include the following information:
I. The title of the presentation

II. A brief session description suitable for publication (one 75-word paragraph)

III. Name and academic title (e.g., Ph.D. or Ed.D.) for each presenter

IV. Position/functional title for each presenter (e.g., CIO, Instructional Designer, etc.)

V. Main institutional affiliation for each presenter (note, if you have more than one affiliation, we do want to have that info—but please also identify your main affiliation)

VI. E-mail address and phone number for each presenter (we appreciate multiple phone contacts if possible—work, home, cell)

VII. Presenter bio(s) suitable for publication (one 75-word paragraph each—be sure to include current position and affiliation)

VIII. Any further information that might be helpful in determining the relevance of your topic to the conference (further descriptive information about the presentation or presenters, publications, presentations, related advisory roles, etc.)

The final date for submissions is January 26, 2006. Notification of acceptance will be made by March 1, 2006. Proposals will only be accepted electronically.

Presenters of accepted poster sessions may register at the speaker discount rate.

To submit your proposal by e-mail:

Kindly include the following in the subject line (where “lastname” is the presenter’s last name):


Please note that presenters will be strongly encouraged, though not required, to submit the following: By June 1, 2006, a 1,000- to 1,500- word article for consideration for publication in the conference proceedings, in Campus Technology magazine, on the Campus Technology Web
site, or in other Campus Technology publications. (Co-presenters may submit a single paper.)

Call for articles (Colorado librarians only)

Call for articles (Colorado librarians only)

I’ve been invited to be the guest editor of the spring 2006 issue of Colorado Libraries and since I’ve accepted, it is now my job to find librarians willing to contribute articles. The issue’s topic is “Managing Change in Libraries” so I’m looking for libraries that have been going through changes and are willing to share how they’ve dealt with all the issues involved. Potential areas of change that you could write about include, but are not limited to:

-Staffing changes (retiring baby boomers being replaced with Gen-X or millennial librarians)
-Dealing with the ever increasing speed of technological changes
-The changing roll of the librarian in society
-Moving from in-house services to outsourcing
-Changes in the library’s collection (moving from physical to digital resources)
-Service changes in response to shifting populations
-Managerial issues with change

This is just a list of topics that I came up with and welcome any other suggestions. I am looking for authors from all types of libraries and at all levels from paraprofessional to directors.

If you are interested in submitting an article please send me a 1-2 paragraph summary of your article idea by January 6, 2006. Upon acceptance of your proposal I will send you the author guidelines. Finished articles will need to be 5-10 double-spaced pages (length negotiable depending on the number of submissions) and submitted to me no later than February 20, 2006.

Thank you for your consideration and please feel free to pass this along to any other Colorado librarians that you feel might be interested.


Michael Sauers, Internet Trainer
Bibliographical Center for Research (BCR)
Aurora, CO :: 303-751-6277

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

CFP: FGS (Federation of Genealogical Societies) 2007

CFP: FGS (Federation of Genealogical Societies) 2007

Grand Wayne Center, Fort Wayne, Indiana
August 15-18, 2007

The Federation of Genealogical Societies and the Allen County Public Library are pleased to invite lecture proposals for the FGS/ACPL conference, "Meeting at the Crossroads of America: A Conference for the Nation's Genealogists," to be held August 15-18, 2007 at the newly expanded Grand Wayne Center in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

A wide variety of presentations are anticipated for the conference including sessions on research methodology and skill building, record sources, writing, publishing, use of computers and related technology, and professional topics. The program committee is particularly interested in proposals exploring migration into, within, and out of the upper Midwest region via its rivers, canals, railroads, trails, and roads. Presentations on researching the many native and immigrant groups that settled in the region are also encouraged, as are those focusing on the resources of important area libraries and archives. Submissions on original topics are especially desired, including those that are not strictly genealogical, but are of significant interest to researchers attempting to place their ancestors in historical context. Genealogical society management is also an important conference component and lectures on this topic are wanted as well. While most sessions are expected to follow the usual one hour lecture format, including time for questions, the program committee will consider proposals for panels, workshops and other innovative presentations. Sponsored lecture proposals are also welcome. Potential speakers may submit any number of proposals.

Speakers receive an honorarium, travel compensation, and conference registration, as well as a per diem and hotel nights based on the number of lectures given. Details on the compensation package are available at Invitations and contracts will be mailed by March 1, 2006.

Camera-ready handouts are required for each lecture or workshop presentation and will be included in the syllabus distributed to all conference registrants. The deadline for submission of syllabus materials will be April 30, 2007. Guidelines for the formatting of syllabus content will be included with the invitations to speak.

Please include the following information in your proposals:

-Your name, address, telephone and fax numbers, and e-mail address
-Title of presentation
-Brief description of your presentation (up to 40 words for the registration booklet)
-Designation of audience level (beginning, intermediate, or advanced)
-Outline or summary of presentation
-Audio visual requirements
-Summary of recent speaking experience. Those who have not spoken at a national conference before should include an audiotape of a recent lecture.
-Brief biography (no more than 50 words for the registration booklet)
-Proposals will be evaluated principally on the following criteria:
--Speaker's experience, skill and ability to produce a high quality oral presentation
--Relevance of the topic to the conference themes
--Originality of the topic
--Anticipated interest level in the topic

Proposals must be received by January 5, 2006, and may be submitted through regular mail, e-mail, or the Federation website at E-mail submissions must be in Word, WordPerfect or PDF format. Please do not duplicate electronic and print submissions. For additional information you may e-mail, write or telephone conference program chair Steve Myers.

Thank you in advance for the time and consideration you will invest in your proposals.

Steven W. Myers
FGS/ACPL 2007 Program Chair
P.O. Box 2270
Fort Wayne, IN 46801-2270
(260) 421-1225
Fax (260) 421-1386

Monday, December 12, 2005

ACRL seeks presentations for its 13th National Conference

ACRL seeks presentations for its 13th National Conference

The Association of College and Research Libraries' (ACRL) National Conference Executive Committee invites proposal submissions for its 13th National Conference to be held in Baltimore, March 29 - April 1, 2007.

The ACRL 13th National Conference offers a forum for an exciting and energizing exchange of ideas on research, practices, developments, and visions in the field of academic and research librarianship. The conference theme, “Sailing into the Future - Charting our Destiny,” recognizes that the coming together of nearly 3,000 colleagues gives academic and research librarians a chance to discuss, think, and dream about the future for libraries.

The executive committee seeks proposals for a variety of session formats including contributed papers, panel sessions, preconferences, workshops, poster sessions, and roundtable discussions. Descriptions of session formats are online at

Submitters are encouraged to investigate the issues and topics described as part of the conference tracks and themes and to think about both the future for academic librarianship and the practices and plans that will help librarians get there. Conference track and theme descriptions are available at

Deadlines for proposal submissions are as follows:

May 10, 2006 - Contributed papers, panel sessions, preconferences, and workshops

October 20, 2006 - Poster sessions

January 10, 2007 - Roundtable discussions

Full text of the Call for Participation is available online at (Click "Proposals"). The Call also will appear as an insert in the November 2005 issue of C&RL News. Please note that proposals must be submitted via the online proposal form (

Questions about the Call for Presentation or Baltimore conference should be directed to Margot Sutton,, 312-280-2522. Complete details about the conference are online at

CFP: OVGTSL (Ohio Valley Group of Technical Services Librarians) 2006

CFP: OVGTSL (Ohio Valley Group of Technical Services Librarians) 2006
THEME: Crossroads to the Future


The Ohio Valley Group of Technical Services Librarians (OVGTSL), serving Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio and the surrounding areas,will hold its annual conference at the Bloomington Convention Center, Bloomington, Indiana, May 10-12, 2006.

The Conference Program Committee invites you to submit a proposal for a 45 minute presentation which tells about the path you are taking to meet the changes, trends or challenges for the future of technical services.

Each session will consist of a 30 minute presentation and 15 minute discussion session. The committee is interested in papers that discuss new visions and new approaches for technical services. Of special interest are papers that address, but are not limited to, the following

-integrating resources
-automation issues in technical services
-ERMS (Electronic Resources Management System)
-electronic resources accessibility
-innovative partnerships
-digitization projects
-government information
-documenting procedures/manuals


Submissions: Abstracts should not exceed 200 words. Each abstract should be submitted as an electronic attachment (Microsoft Word is preferred) and e-mailed to:

Format: Each abstract should contain the following information:

For all presenters: Name, Title, Institution, Address, E-mail
address, Telephone number
Contact (primary) presenter
Title of presentation
Format: e.g., individual presentation, panel discussion, etc.
Equipment Needs
Any other special needs of the presenter(s)

Deadline: Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Watch for an announcement about our website soon!

CFP: Electronic Resources & Libraries 2006

CFP: Electronic Resources & Libraries 2006

Electronic Resources & Libraries 2006 Conference
March 23 * 25, 2006
GA Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA
Call for Proposals

ER&L Conference Program Planning Committee encourages you to submit a proposal for the Electronic Resources & Libraries 2006 Conference to be held on March 23-25, 2006.

The idea of this event is to bring together stakeholders inside and outside of the library to look at the impact the digital environment has on library collections, access to resources, and our rganizations.

We invite various perspectives and approaches to managing, promoting and accessing electronic resources. The overarching theme and mission is creating collaborative, cross-departmental, cross-community approaches to approaching the issues e-resources have brought to our
environment. Proposals that have topics of interest to many areas of the

library or outside the library are of special interest to the ER&L Program Planning Committee.

The Program Planning Committee seeks proposals for a variety of session formats including presentations, panel sessions, debates, workshops, and roundtable discussions.

Deadlines for proposal submissions is flexible, but those proposals submitted by January 9, 2006 will get priority. All Call For Proposal information and proposal form is available at:

Questions about the Call for Proposals should be directed to Bonnie
Tijerina( or Joan Conger
( Complete details about the conference are
online at



School Libraries Worldwide is the official professional and research journal of the International Association of School Librarianship. It is published twice yearly, in January and July.

Editor: Dianne Oberg, University of Alberta, Canada

Associate Editors:
Anna Altmann, University of Alberta, Canada
Julie Tallman, University of Georgia, USA

Current Call for Papers
Policy: Empowering School Libraries
The theme for the next issue of School Libraries Worldwide, "Policy: Empowering School Libraries," was also the theme for the Open Session of the IFLA Section of School Libraries and Resource Centres at the IFLA World Library and Information Congress, held in Oslo in August 2005. This shared initiative is one of many that resulted from the leadership of Anne Clyde (Chair, IFLA Section of School Libraries and Resource Centres, now deceased). All types of policy, at all levels from national school library policy to policies of the individual school library, are relevant to this theme. Also welcome are discussions of policies in other fields, for example, education policy, employment policy, equal opportunity policy, or information policy, as they apply to school libraries. Possible topics include (but are not limited to) policy formulation, the influence or impact of policy, comparisons of policies, the role of the school librarian in policy development, different types of policies, and the potential of policies to improve school library services. Research-based papers, in particular, are welcomed. It was Anne´s aim to include papers from as many countries as possible and, as well, to continue to cement the positive relationships between IASL and the IFLA Section of School Libraries and esource Centres. The authors who presented papers at the 2005 Open Session of the IFLA Section of School Libraries and Resource Centres will be invited to submit their papers for review. Other authors interested in contributing to this issue should contact Dianne Oberg at

For more information, see:

Sunday, December 11, 2005

CFP: 2nd Italian Research Conference on Digital Library Management Systems

CFP: 2nd Italian Research Conference on Digital Library Management Systems

A Conference of the EU Network of Excellence DELOS Department of Information Engineering, University of Padova Padova, Italy, 27 January 2006

DELOS is an EU-funded interdisciplinary Network of Excellence on Digital Libraries (DELOS Web site) with a broad vision: Future digital libraries (DLs) should enable any citizen to access human knowledge any time and anywhere, in a friendly, multi-modal, efficient and effective way. The main objective of the DELOS network is to contribute to the development of the enabling technologies so that its vision for digital libraries may become reality. In order to achieve such an ambitious objective DELOS is coordinating a joint program of activities of the major European teams working in digital library related areas.

Aim of this Second Italian Research Conference on Digital Library Management Systems is to bring together researchers interested in the different methods and techniques that allow to build and operate DLs and to identify ongoing research directions.

Abstract Submission
Submissions in form of extended abstracts, not exceeding 2 pages, should be sent electronically in PDF before December 20, 2005. Accepted extended abstracts (max 4 pages) in PDF will be published as DELOS workshop on-line proceedings at the time of the conference. Full version of accepted papers (12 pages) will be published as DELOS workshop proceedings after the conference.

-Architectures of Digital Library Management Systems
-Information Access and Personalization
-Audio/Visual and Non-traditional Objects
-User Interfaces and Visualization
-Knowledge Extraction and Semantic Interoperability
-Evaluation of Digital Libraries

Important Dates
Abstract Submission Deadline: December 20, 2005
Notification of Acceptance: January 14, 2006
Submission of Accepted Abstracts: January 23, 2006
Conference: January 27, 2006

For more information, see this link:

Saturday, December 10, 2005

CFP: Issues in Writing - Special Issue: Writing Interviews and Oral Histories

CFP: Issues in Writing - Special Issue: Writing Interviews and Oral Histories

Deadline: May 1, 2006

Because written transcripts of interviews straddle the border between speech and writing, they raise interesting questions for those who "write" or read them-is the written text ever an exact transcript of what was said? How much license does the transcriber have to edit the text? How much power does the interviewer have on what the interviewee says or on the reader's reception of the text? On a broader level, what role do oral histories and interviews play in various kinds of public or academic discourse? The editors of Issues in Writing wish to explore
these and other related questions in a special issue due to come out in Fall 2006 or Spring 2007.

Possible topics for manuscripts:
--What is the interviewer's/editor's role in shaping the content of an interview or oral history transcript?
--The ethics of the interview or oral history
--How do we distinguish good interviews/histories from mediocre or poor ones?
--The purpose(s) of publishing interviews or oral histories-historical preservation, marketing and public relations, cultural identity, etc.
--The function of oral histories in different contexts-academia, journalism, the corporate world, the military, local communities, individual families, politics, literature, etc.
--Problems, issues related to preserving and archiving oral histories.
--Comparing the features of speech and writing in interviews of published authors.
--How can interviewing and oral history techniques be used in the teaching of writing.
--How can interviewing and oral history techniques best be taught?
--How can oral history projects (like StoryCorps, for example) be useful resources for writing.
--How are oral history resources used in coordination with other forms of historical data?
--Is oral history more/less reliable than other methods of writing history?
--The power of memory-what/how people remember/forget/neglect to mention in interviews; how interviewers' questions trigger/shape what interviewees recall or suppress.
--Examinations of specific events/places/groups/issues through the lens of (competing?) oral history(ies).

Issues in Writing is an annual, refereed journal devoted to the study of writing in the Arts and Humanities, Science and Technology, Government, Education, Business and Industry, and the professions.

We welcome articles on all aspects of the teaching and production of public writing, and we consider a broad variety of approaches, methodologies, and styles. We accept, for example, research articles that describe, narrate, or report the results of primary or secondary
research in the classroom and workplace; practical articles that provide insights into writing as it occurs in the various professional contexts or that describe innovative approaches to the teaching of writing; and articles from theoretical and/or historical perspectives
that address problems and issues related to all aspects of academic, professional, and technical writing. We are especially glad to receive articles that link academia and the world of work and that encourage stimulating dialogue across traditional rhetorical and disciplinary boundaries, forms, and roles.

Manuscripts should be 30 pages or less, double-spaced (including appendices or illustrations). Do not include your name and/or affiliation anywhere on the MS itself. Authors should use standard English and avoid jargon or provide definitions when using specialized terms. Provide two clear copies.

Send manuscripts and correspondence to:
The Editors
Issues in Writing
Department of English
University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
Stevens Point, WI 54481

Or submit manuscript by email to in Rich Text formator attach as MS Word document.

Friday, December 09, 2005

Call for Authors: Libraries and new generations of students

Call for Authors: Libraries and new generations of students

I'm recruiting authors for a new book about the new generations of technology oriented students and how libraries are adapting to serve them. If interested please contact me for a prospectus. Thank you.

Gerard B. McCabe- - 410-302-5911co-editor: Our New Public A Changing Clientele: Bewildering Issues orNew Challenges for Managing Libraries? (In Prep. for Libraries Unlimited)

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Call for Submissions: Thereby Hangs a Tale

Call for Submissions: Thereby Hangs a Tale (periodical)

Thereby Hangs a Tale ( explores stories that form around an idea, an object, an image, a place, an experience. One story sparks another, igniting a chain reaction of diverse voices. You know the kind of story we're talking about. The kind where you're all ears, hanging on every syllable. It doesn't matter if it's fact or fiction, about things great or things mundane, if it makes you laugh or makes you cry. After all, the key to a good story is in the telling.

Our current word is expatriate. Its interpretation is up to you.

The submission deadline for this print issue is March 1, 2006.

• We prefer hard copies over e-mail. But if sending actual paper is a hardship paste the story into the body of the e-mail and send it to

• Please include the following information on the first page of your manuscript: your name and address postal and cyber); word count; story title and submission category.

• We appreciate tales double-spaced, 12-point text size, and pages numbered. A self-addressed stamped envelope is always nice.

• We're flexible on word count, but prefer fewer than 2000. Simultaneous submission? No problem. Just let us know if someone else says yes first.

We are accepting submissions for the following sections:

Personal Essay - Do you have a story that's compelling? That will make us laugh? Or cry? Send your tale to us!

Tall Tale - As above, but fiction.

Interview - Aren't we all within six degrees of separation from each other? Time to dust off that
little black book.

How-To - What do you enjoy? What are you good at? Did you learn how to do something on the fly? Explain it to our readers! Alternatively, write about how to do something emotionally difficult. Example: How to tell your parents you're canceling the arranged marriage.

Top Five (or seven or ten!) - Review your personal top five books, write about the best beaches, candy bars or... Have fun with this, see where it leads you!

Do Tell - The topic changes with each issue. For this issue, send 250 words or less on Serendipity.

Library - A bookmobile for Bedouins? An Athenaeum in the Arctic? Do you have a fantastic photo of a library? Send us a photo (5 x 7 or 8 x 10 glossy) and a short (250 words or less) description.

For our webpage, we are reviewing submissions for the Show and Tale section
( That deadline is December 31, 2005.

For more information, visit:

Call for Authors – librarianship, information science and management

Call for Authors – librarianship, information science and management

Chandos is commissioning a series of books covering various management, legal and technical topics related to librarianship, information science and management. We are interested in those topics, which have a broad appeal to those working in the area: this covers a very wide area. We are interested in most current topics in the field.

The publications are sold through our range of international agents and by direct mail. Naturally, this generates a good deal of highly favourable publicity for the author and his or her employer. Some authors’ employers, for example, buy bulk copies of their publication from us to present to their clients/customers.

The publications are around 35,000-45,000+ words or so. The chief objective is to provide practical - rather than theoretical - information which is easy to digest.

Some publications are highly descriptive, whereas others may contain more interactive information in the form of bullet point lists, check lists, standard documentation etc. The target market is diverse, including the private and public sectors, large and small organisations. For details of our current titles, please see

Most of the authors we are currently commissioning complete their manuscripts within six to nine months or so. Authors are paid on the basis of a royalty from sales of their book.

Dr Glyn Jones

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

CFP: New England Connections (New England Regional Genealogical Conference) 2007

CFP: New England Connections (New England Regional Genealogical Conference) 2007
April 26 - 29,2007
Hartford, Connecticut
Connecticut Convention Center and adjoining Hartford Marriott Downtown Hotel

Lecture proposals are now being accepted for the ninth New England Regional Genealogical Conference to be held April 26 to April 29, 2007 at the Connecticut Convention Center and adjoining Hartford Marriott Downtown Hotel in Hartford, Connecticut. The deadline for submission is no later than March 1, 2006.

Preference will be given to topics relating to the Conference theme, "New England Connections", i.e., those that will provide guidance to genealogists wishing to "connect" to:

- ancestors who immigrated to and migrated out of New England (including settlement and migration patterns).
- the wealth of information available in New England's repositories (archives, libraries, historical societies, etc.).
- specific types of source records (church, cemetery, vital, military records, newspapers, city directories, etc.), research strategies or methodologies.
- resources and to one another through technology.

Each session will last one hour, including questions and answers. Camera-ready syllabus material, due November 1, 2006 is required for each presentation. The syllabus will be distributed at the Conference.

Any number of proposals may be submitted and more than one proposal may be selected. Each participating NERGC society must propose and have accepted one lecturer (who does not need to be a member of that society) for one session, whose honorarium for that session will be determined and paid for by the sponsoring society. Proposals selected by the Program Chairs through this Call for Papers will receive an honorarium of $200 from NERGC. All speakers will receive complimentary conference registration for their first lecture and a complimentary meal ticket for each additional lecture.

Please include the following information with each one-page proposal:

- Title of the presentation with a brief, comprehensive outline or abstract demonstrating a relationship to the Conference theme
- Short summary (50 words or less) for the Conference brochure
- Audience level- beginner, intermediate, advanced
- Audio/visual requirements
- Speaker's full name, address, email, telephone, and fax
- Society or organization sponsorship (if applicable)
- Brief speaker biography
- Resume of previous lecture experience

Submissions may be mailed or emailed to the program chair at the
following address: Allison L. Ryall
NERGC 2007
32 Arundel Road
Raymond, ME 04071 (Please put NERGC 2007 in the subject line)

Call for Proposals-- Art of the Picture Book Conference, Ashland, Ohio

Call for Proposals-- Art of the Picture Book Conference, Ashland, Ohio

The Art of the Picture Book conference will be held May 12 & 13, 2006 at Ashland University, Ashland, Ohio. This conference will bring together educators, librarians, artists, publishers, editors, aspiring writers or illustrators, publishers and anyone interested in picture books.

We invite you to present your ideas, experiences, and views concerning "The Art of the Picture Book." Proposals are being requested for 50 minute sessions that address the use of picture books in a variety of instances--in classrooms, in libraries, to enhance visual literacy, as artistic expression, or as a commercial venture.

Teachers are eligible to receive one hour of graduate workshop credit from Ashland University by attending both conference days and completing an appropriate class project. Accepted proposals may be used as projects.

Proposal submission deadline is Friday, December 30, 2005. All applicants will be notified by March 1, 2006.

Proposals may be submitted electronically @

To submit a proposal by mail or fax, please send to:
Dr. Mary Rycik
12 Weltmer Center
Ashland University
Ashland, OH 44805
Fax: 419-289-5422 *Attention: Dr. Mary Rycik

Conference registration will begin December 1, 2005 with an early-bird price break available until February 1, 2006. Presenters receive a discount on registration fees. For more information about the conference, visit the Conference Home Page

Questions may be directed to

2006 LITA National Forum: Call for Proposals

2006 LITA National Forum: Call for Proposals

Proposals are still being sought for concurrent and poster session presentations at the 9th annual LITA National Forum, which will take place October 26 - 29, 2006 in Nashville, TN. Deadline for submission of proposals is December 15, 2005. The Call for Proposals is reproduced below.

It may also be found at

2006 LITA National Forum: Call for Proposals

Due date for proposals: December 15, 2005

The 2006 National Forum Committee seeks proposals for high quality concurrent sessions and/or poster sessions for the 9th annual LITA National Forum to be held at the Downtown Sheraton in Nashville, Tennessee October 26-29, 2006.

Theme: NetVille in Nashville: Web services as library services

Libraries are increasingly being asked to provide services through the web. Often these services need to inter-operate with many disparate web environments. Web services and related standards offer an opportunity to provide these services to users. How do web services work together? How do they help us work together? What are some practical applications of web services as library services?

The Forum Committee is particularly interested in presentations that highlight specific technology implementations, in any type of library. Proposals on all aspects of library and information technology are welcome.

Possible proposal topics include, but are not limited to:

1. Non-Traditional/New Media (Streaming media, Wikis, blogs, Electronic books and journals*)
2. Digital Libraries (Resource linking strategies, Creating and sustaining digitallibraries, Preservation of digital
3. Authentication and Authorization (Digital Rights Management, Authentication/privacy, Services for remote
4. Portals/Federated/Meta-Searching (Design and management of portals, Integrated access to resources,
Search engines*)
5. Information architecture (Usability, Web services, Web application design and databases, Web content
6. Emerging Technologies (Wireless technologies, Assistive technologies, New user services and new
7. Technology Management (IT Project Management, Forecasting, budgeting, and managing technological
change, Knowledge sharing applications*)
8. Internet Law (Digital Copyright, Filtering Technology, Privacy*)
9. Open source software
10. Distance education and courseware

Presentations must have a technological focus and they must pertain to libraries and/or be of
interest to librarians. Concurrent sessions are approximately 70 minutes in length.

Forum 2006 will also accept a limited number of poster session proposals. Presenters should
indicate their interest in a poster session on their proposals.

Presenters are required to submit handouts one month in advance for the Forum notebook,
and handouts will be made available on the Web site after the event.

Your proposals are welcome and much appreciated! To submit a proposal, send the
following information via email (in ASCII, PDF, or RTF format):
-Abstract and brief outline
-Target audience (Public Library, Academic Library, Special Library, Other - please specify)
-Content type (technical, overview, case study, Other - please specify)
-Brief biographical information. Include experience as a presenter and expertise in the topic
-Full contact information
-Is this proposal for a concurrent session?
-Is this proposal for a poster session?
-If this proposal is for a concurrent session, might this be a possible poster session?
-How you heard about the 2006 Forum Call for Proposals

The 2006 Forum Planning Committee will review proposals at the ALA Midwinter Conference in January 2006. You will be contacted about the status of your proposal by the end of February 2006.

Submit proposals (in ASCII, PDF, or RTF) by December 15, 2005, to: Mary Taylor,, Executive Director, Library and Information Technology Association.

CFP: 34th Museum Computer Network Conference

CFP: 34th Museum Computer Network Conference
Access to Assets: Return on Investment
November 8-11, 2006
Pasadena, CA

Proposal Deadline: February 16, 2006
Proposal Submission Forms:

At MCN 2006, we will explore ways we've found to demonstrate useful, successful methods for accessing technology; we'll share our challenges and triumphs as we network together to creatively and effectively improve our bottom lines. We'll discuss the many ways we've found to maximize the compelling value of our technology collateral, keeping in mind that the bottom line is not always financial, sometimes it's intellectual, and sometimes, it's just for the greater good.

Proposals will be accepted in one of the following three formats: panels, workshops, or roundtables. Each session must have a chairperson responsible for finding other speakers and coordinating logistics. All chairs must be affiliated with an institutional member of MCN or be an individual MCN member. Topics for the sessions should fall into at least one of the categories listed on the proposal form.

All proposals for sessions and/or workshops must be submitted on the Call for Proposals form. To obtain more specific information, visit the MCN website,

Thanks to everyone who participated in MCN 2005. Copies of
presentations are now available on the MCN website for all of you who
were not able to attend.

MCN 2006

Thursday, December 01, 2005

IS Newsletter Editor and ILI-L List Administrator Sought

IS Newsletter Editor and ILI-L List Administrator Sought

The ACRL Instruction Section is seeking applications for IS Newsletter Editor and ILI-L List Administrator for 2006-2008 terms. The deadline for applying is December 15, 2005.

The IS Newsletter Editor is responsible for editing and publishing the Section's semi-annual newsletter. The Editor is a member of the IS Communication Committee and a non-voting, ex-officio member of the IS Advisory Council, and is required to attend IS Advisory Council and
Communication Committee meetings at the ALA Midwinter and Annual conferences. Here is a link to the full position description:

The ILI-L List Administrator is responsible for maintaining the ILI-L List on the ALA server. The List Administrator has an appointment as a virtual member of the IS Communication Committee and participates in the work of the committee throughout the year but is not is required to attend committee meetings at the ALA Annual and Midwinter meetings. Here is a link to the full position description:

Both Administrators serve a two-year term beginning after the ALA Annual Conference in 2006. They must be members of the Instruction Section at the time of application and while serving in the positions.

To apply, email your resume and cover letter addressing your qualifications
for the position to:

Melissa Becher
Chair, IS Communication Committee

Reminder: Proposals for Special Issue of Internet Reference Services Quarterly on Federated Searching Due December 15

Reminder: Proposals for Special Issue of Internet Reference Services Quarterly on Federated Searching Due December 15

Time is running out to submit a proposal for Internet Reference Services Quarterly's special issue on federated searching. The issue (12 1/2) will tentatively be published in February 2007.

We hope the issue, which may also be published as a monograph, will cover a wide range of topics pertaining to federated searching or metasearching. For the purposes of this issue, federated searching is defined at a search system with a common interface which enables simultaneous searching of databases or other resources from a variety of vendors. Topics might include, but are not limited to:

  • Implementations of the various software packages (MetaLib, ENCompass, WebFeat, etc.) at different sized campus or as part of consortia
  • Issues related to implementation or use of the software
  • Interface decisions
  • Comparison to and competition with Google Scholar
  • Metasearch standards
  • Technical services issues (i.e. metadata, etc.) relating to federated searching
  • Information literacy issues related to federated searching
  • Instruction of federated searching to various groups
  • Utilization of federated searching at the Reference Desk
  • Usability studies
  • Assessment of federated searching technologies
  • Studies of how widespread the phenomenon is, etc.

Theory-based manuscripts and case studies are acceptable. While the editors expect the issue to center around federated searching in academic libraries, manuscripts are also welcomed from other libraries (public, state, special) or consortia which have implemented federated searching technologies. Additional manuscripts may be independently solicited.

Proposals of no more than two (2) pages should be submitted to Christopher Cox at no later than December 15, 2005. First drafts will be due no later than March 1, 2006. Final drafts (following double blind review) will be due no later than June 1, 2006.

For more information about Internet Reference Services Quarterly, please visit . For any questions related to this announcement please contact IRSQ editor Christopher Cox via e-mail or at:

Christopher Cox

Editor, Internet Reference Services Quarterly

McIntyre Library

University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire

105 Garfield Avenue

Eau Claire, WI 54702-4004

ASIS&T 2006 - Call for Papers

ASIS&T 2006 - Call for Papers

"Information Realities: Shaping the Digital Future for All" November 3-9, 2006
Hilton Austin, Austin, Texas

ASIS&T 2006 challenges us to explore this moment in the history of information science as people seamlessly move between their physical and digital worlds to create information realities for themselves and others. Submissions by researchers and practitioners are solicited on a wide range of topics.

Contributed papers
Contributed posters/short papers
Practitioner/Industry track
Symposia and panels
Pre-conference sessions

February 13, 2006 Proposals due for contributed papers, technical sessions and panels, and pre-conference sessions
February 25, 2006 Proposals due for contributed posters/short papers
April 28, 2006 Acceptance notices issued
May 27, 2006 Final versions due for conference proceedings

Full Call for Papers is at
All submissions are made electronically via a link from the ASIS&T Web site (

Call for proposals - Code4lib 2006

Call for proposals - Code4lib 2006

We are now accepting proposals for prepared talks for Code4lib 2006. Code4lib 2006 is a loosely structured conference for library technologists to commune, gather/create/share ideas and software, be inspired, and
forge collaborations. It is also an outgrowth of the Access HackFest, wrapped into a conference-ish format. It is *the* event for technologists building digital libraries and digital information systems, tools, and software.

At least six time slots will be available for prepared talks. We will choose from among the proposals based on diversity of topics, usefulness, wow factor, and potential impact.

Proposals of 75 words or less are being accepted for review now. Please send your name, email address, and proposal to code4libcon. (link below)

We cannot accept every prepared talk proposal, but multiple lightning talk sessions will provide everyone who wishes to present with ample opportunity to show off. The proposal deadline is January 2, 2006, and proposers will be notified by January 9, 2006.

Prepared Talk Information

Prepared talks are 20 minutes, and must center on "tools" (some cool new software, software library or integration platform), "specs" (how to get the most out of some protocols, or proposals for new ones), or
"challenges" (One or more big problems we should collectively address). We will evaluate proposals on criteria of usefulness, newness, geekiness, and diversity of topics.
Proposals --

CFP: IFLA, Seoul, Aug 2006

CFP: IFLA, Seoul, Aug 2006

Call for papers: Statistical evaluation as a tool for Knowledge Management

Evidence-based Knowledge Management, Open Program sponsored jointly by the IFLA sections for Knowledge Management and for Statistics and Evaluation at the World
Library and Information Congress / 72nd IFLA Conference,Seoul, 20-24 August 2006.

Knowledge Management is an exciting new area for library and information professionals. But how much is the practice of Knowledge Management based on good statistical and factual evidence? What methods of evaluation and benchmarking have shown to be effective in justifying return on investment in Knowledge Management initiatives?

This is the first call for papers on the use of statistical and factual evidence in the evaluation of Knowledge Management in all types of libraries. Papers may be in English, French, German, Russian or Spanish. They should be no more than 30 minutes in duration.

Proposals for papers should be in English and include an abstract of no longer than 200 words. Papers must be original; and if not written in English, have an English translation attached; and between 3000 and 6000 words in length. Please submit proposals to Michele Farrell (IFLA Statistics and Evaluation Section), email, or to Margaret Haines ( by 14 January 2006. Authors of successful proposals will be notified by 31 January and must supply the full text of papers by 1 April.

Please note that all fees, including registration for the conference, travel, accommodation, etc. are the responsibility of the authors of accepted papers.

See for further information about the conference.