Thursday, April 26, 2012

Call for Papers: The Serials Librarian

Call for Papers: The Serials Librarian
journal's webpage:

Louise Cole
Kingston University - London

Andrew Shroyer
California State University - Los Angeles

Publication Details
Volume 63, 2012
2 volumes of 4 issues per year

Print ISSN 0361-526X
Online ISSN 1541-1095

The Serials Librarian, the journal for continuing print and electronic resources affiliated with NASIG, is currently seeking content.

The Serials Librarian is an international journal covering all aspects of the management of serials and other continuing resources in any format - print, electronic, etc. - ranging from their publication, to their abstracting and indexing by commercial services, and their collection and processing by libraries.

The journal seeks both theoretical and practical content on all functions of continuing resources in libraries, including acquisitions, organization, cataloging and collection development. Articles reporting on projects related to serials management from around the world are welcome. Contributions from authors who represent commercial publishers
or subscription agents are also particularly welcomed in order to provide a broad spectrum of perspectives on serials. Authors may also contribute materials to the journal's columns which cover a wide range of subjects.

Possible topics include, but are not limited to:
•    Case studies reporting how institutions and organizations monitor and manage collections
•    Sustainable models for provision of journals content to users
•    The adaptations of libraries to the demands of e-resources
•    Open access and the future of the journal gatekeeping function
•    Standards in the commercial journal publishing industry
•    Cataloging practices

Please send all submissions and questions to the editors at:

For more information about The Serials Librarian, including complete submission instructions, please visit the journal's webpage:

CFP: Exploring Spaces for Learning (Orlando January 13-15, 2013)

CFP: Exploring Spaces for Learning (Orlando January 13-15, 2013)

International HETL Conference, Orlando, Florida, January 13-15, 2013
Proposal Deadline: May 18, 2012

The International Higher Education Teaching and Learning Association ( cordially invites you to attend the 2013 International HETL Conference to be held at the University of Central Florida, in cooperation with the UCF Karen L. Smith Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning.

In Towards Creative Learning Spaces: Rethinking the Architecture of Post-Compulsory Education (2011), Jos Boys raises intriguing questions about changes in the spaces we use in higher education, pushing educators to think beyond traditional categories of “formal” and “informal” learning sites to imagine more complex relationships between our classrooms and the world beyond them. In the wake of increasing reliance on ever-expanding virtual learning spaces, greater emphasis on experiential learning, and a push toward the global classroom, leaders in higher education must consider their work from a wide range of perspectives.
We invite you to join colleagues from around the world in an exploration of innovative technologies, pedagogical strategies, and international collaborations being used to engage and retain students in the new millennium. Together we will discuss which models and approaches are most promising, how are they being used to engage and retain students, and how we can apply them to advance the scholarship and practice of teaching and learning.

The conference will take place in Orlando, Florida. Home to the Kennedy Space Center, Walt Disney World, and other world-class attractions, the Central Florida region is recognized as a center for innovation in industries ranging from simulation and training to telecommunications, to entertainment and medicine. Please consider submitting a proposal for a presentation or simply plan on joining us as a participant.

See URL for more information:

CFP: Baseball and American Culture

CFP: Baseball and American Culture

Bit off-topic - but hey, its baseball!
*Baseball and American Culture: Second Call*
The *Northeast Popular/American Culture Association* is seeking papers on
the topic of minor league or major league baseball for its annual fall
conference, which will be held Friday October 26 and Saturday October 27,
2012 on the campus of St. John Fisher College in Rochester, New York.
The Rochester (NY) Redwings have fielded a minor league baseball team since
1929, making it the sixth longest-running franchise in all of professional
baseball. NEPCA seeks papers that deal with minor league baseball, though
all baseball and sports topics are welcome.
NEPCA papers are generally 15-20 minutes in length, and the organization
strongly encourages creative delivery of papers, though they can also be
read.  The deadline for applications is *June 1, 2012. *Please send a 1-2
page paper proposal and a one-page vita to *both* Sports Program Chair *Rob
Weir * and to Conference Chair *Tim Madigan *
Rob Weir -

ACRL conference 2013: session on library space--call for participation

ACRL conference 2013: session on library space--call for participation

I'm interested in submitting a proposal for a panel session (introduction and three ten-minute presentations, followed by questions and answers) at the ACRL 2013 conference in Indianapolis on repurposing library space.  If you have a related topic you are interested in presenting or have any suggestions, please feel free to be in touch by Friday, April 27, 2012 with a presentation title, two-sentence abstract, your title, and your affiliation.

ACRL 2013 Indianapolis
Call for participation in panel discussion
Conference tag:  space/buildings

Fort Knox or Pizza Hut?  Repurposing Library Space (title subject to revision, e. g., Library Renovation:  Dos and Don’ts or Lean Thinking and Library Renovation)
Although architecture is relatively permanent, the activities it contains routinely vary.  Therefore, many academic libraries need to meet the challenge of upgrading library space to accommodate collaborative learning, new modes of discovery, ubiquitous technology, and social spaces.  And whether a library renovation is a bane or a blessing depends on its responsiveness to patron needs, its recasting of the library image, and its improvement of the built environment. What are the essential components of an appropriate, flexible, functional, and inviting set of library spaces? What are the effects of virtual collections on the physical aspects of the project? How can the design process generate spaces that are agile, expandable, friendly, and forgiving? Three panelists will offer best practices for reshaping library space into effective learning environments.




Paul Glassman
Director of Library Services | Associate Professor
Felician College

262 South Main Street | Lodi, New Jersey 07644
Telephone 201.559.6070 | Facsimile 201.559.6148 |

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

CFP: Digital Revolutions: Interpreting and Historicizing American Culture at New England American Studies Association 2012 Conference (Providence, October 2012)

CFP:  Digital Revolutions: Interpreting and Historicizing American Culture at New England American Studies Association 2012 Conference (Providence, October 2012)

Call for Papers—Deadline Extended to May 3, 2012
New England American Studies Association 2012 Conference
Providence, Rhode Island
October 12–13, 2012

Digital Revolutions: Interpreting and Historicizing American Culture

Recent developments in digital technologies have transformed the place of the humanities in American life. From online versions of Cotton Mather’s Magnalia Christi Americana to a daily John Quincy Adams Twitter feed to the Smithsonian’s publicly accessible Archives of American Art to the Women Writers Online Project, digital technologists are reshaping our sense of history, place, community, and identity. Digitization of America’s cultural heritage has also fundamentally transformed work in the humanities itself. From universities to libraries to cultural institutions, the information infrastructure has brought forth digital collaborations across disciplines and beyond the academy, as well as between scholars, educators, archivists and programmers. But it has also brought forward concerns about copyright, control and access to information and the future of print media.

Are such changes unprecedented? Prior evolutions in communications technology suggest otherwise. From broadsides to blogs, such changes have reshaped the way Americans interact and understand themselves both in the present and the past. The 2012 NEASA conference, Digital Revolutions, invites participants to consider what these developments are, how they are redefining work in the humanities and what previous media revolutions suggest for the future.

This conference will combine scholarly investigation of the cultural, political and economic significance of communications media with a series of panels, workshops and participatory forums that can take advantage of technologies now available to us. In addition to individual paper proposals, we also welcome submissions for roundtable discussions, hands-on workshops and multimedia sessions such as film screenings, online presentations and 5-minute micropapers.

Proposals should include a one page abstract and title, as well as the author’s name, address (including email), and institutional or professional affiliation. For panel proposals please include contact information for all participants, as well as a brief (no more than two page) description of the session topic and format. Submit proposals by May 3, 2012 to Proposals or queries may also be sent to:

Sara Sikes, NEASA President
Massachusetts Historical Society, The Adams Papers
1154 Boylston Street
Boston, MA02215

For more information about the conference and NEASA, including an expanded Call for Papers, please visit

FINAL CALL FOR PAPERS -- Archiving the Arts symposium (New York University - October 13, 2012)

FINAL CALL FOR PAPERS -- Archiving the Arts symposium (New York University - October 13, 2012)

For a downloadable version and more information, please visit

The Association of Moving Image Archivists Student Chapter at New York University and Independent Media Arts Preservation invite submissions for…

Archiving the Arts: addressing preservation in the creative process

This symposium will explore the relationship between media artists and audiovisual archivists. Archiving the Arts calls for a dialogue in order to enhance mutual understanding between the two constituencies. By exposing these communities to best practices, working methods, and the technological and industry-specific realities faced by members of each group, we hope to foster a discussion, improve current conditions, and widen awareness of preventative preservation for the long term.

The problems associated with preserving born-digital works combined with the threat of media obsolescence intensify the urgency of preemptive preservation practices. Film and video archivists know all too well the risks media artworks face. At the same time, artists face the same concerns—not only with completed works, but also with the raw materials of film, video, audio, and digital objects, which are essential to artists’ ongoing creative process. But often these two groups lack a common language and a way for their communities to interact and develop tools to serve all parties. Archivists don’t necessarily understand the creative process. Artists don’t always think about their work in terms of its preservation.

Archiving the Arts promotes dialogue between working professionals, artists, students, and other interested parties whose goal is to prevent avoidable loss of creative works by integrating preservation strategies into moving image creation and production.

This day-long symposium of panels, screenings, and workshops will tackle the practical, theoretical, and technical issues that affect the artist and the archivist. Working across disciplines will spark a dynamic conversation and create a deeper understanding of the importance of preventative preservation.

Please see the Call for Papers submission information and join us on October 13, 2012 during Archives Week in New York City. Follow @AMIAatNYU or #ata12 on Twitter for updates.


The AMIA Student Chapter at New York University invites presentation proposals for Archiving the Arts, to be held jointly with IMAP in New York City on Saturday, October 13, 2012 as part of New York Archives Week organized by Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York.

Please submit a 250-word proposal to Kathryn Gronsbell at Priority will be given to submissions received by Friday, May 4, 2012.
FINAL DEADLINE for submissions is Friday, July 13, 2012.

We welcome papers, presentations, workshops, and posters on all issues concerning artists and audiovisual archivists. Possible topics include:

Preventative Preservation
How do we integrate preservation strategies into creation? What are the benefits? What are the disadvantages?

Technically Speaking – creating & ingesting born-digital objects
What are the technical issues/specs regarding metadata crawling, signal problems, and the application of preventative preservation to production?

Temporal Art
How does ephemeral art act as a counterargument to preservation? How do conservators work with artists who wish to intentionally destroy or abandon their own work? How do artworks restricted to a single format survive for posterity?

From the Studio to the Archive
How do artists' intentions affect collection development? Archive policies and practices?

Growing an “Organic” Archive
“Organic” archives are repositories that develop from the intentions and desires of the contributing artist(s). How are artists and archivists working (or not working) together to create this type of archival system? What is known about existing “Organic” archives, and what methods can be used to expand their potential?

Put Your Best Fail Forward
Share your unique collection/archival challenges that were not resolved, and why. Artists – what attempts have you made to ensure the welfare of your work? Is there a disconnect between theory and practice?


Rewriting History & the Changing Role of Artists in Archives
What are the effects of artists revisiting their work post-acquisition? What ethical or archival issues arise when artists wish to “improve” or alter existing elements of the work? What are the possible benefits?