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HathitTrust Research Center UnCamp 2018

 1st Call for Proposals


                

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                              January 25-26, 2018

                                   Berkeley, CA 

IMPORTANT DATES

October 15, 2017 – Call for Proposals Priority Deadline

November 22, 2017 – Notification of Acceptance

November 29, 2017 – Deadline for Early Bird Registration

January 25-26, 2018 – HTRC UnCamp

OVERVIEW

The HathiTrust Research Center (HTRC) invites proposals for the 2018 HTRC UnCamp to be held from January 25-26th, 2018 at the University of California, Berkeley. Proposals for panel presentations, lightning talks, and posters may address any aspect of digital text collections, computational text analysis, copyright and open access, digital pedagogy, and related topics, especially as these relate to the HTRC.

Priority Submission Deadline: October 15, 2017

 

TOPICS AND FORMATS

Suggested topics include but are not limited to:

 

Computational Text Analysis

Possible areas: Computational Text Analysis (CTA) basics, Visualizing HathiTrust data, Tools and methodologies for CTA in HathiTrust, Using Bookworm, CTA and HathiTrust case studies

Worksets and Corpus Creation

HathiTrust as a corpus or data for CTA, How to create, reuse, or publish a focused corpus/workset from HathiTrust, Research reproducibility and sharing text as data

 

Digital Pedagogy and Text Analysis Curricula

Possible areas: Teaching Computational Text Analysis, HathiTrust & HTRC in the classroom, Instructional case studies

 

Fair Use, Copyright, and Non-Consumptive Research in HathiTrust

Possible areas: Copyright and fair use issues related to non-consumptive research, Orphaned works, HathiTrust Data Capsule, Case studies

 

Demystifying HathiTrust Metadata

Possible areas: Introduction to HathiTrust metadata, Future directions for HTRC metadata, Leveraging HathiTrust metadata for analysis and corpus building, Metadata tools

 

HathiTrust Development, News, and Updates

Possible areas: Developing tools and uses for HathiTrust, Future directions for HathiTrust, What’s new in HathiTrust, HathiTrust community, Case studies of tool development

 

Proposals may include the following formats:

 

  • 15-minute Panel presentations (with 5 minutes for discussion) that are relevant in areas of new frontiers for tools, services and policies related to non-consumptive research, or that showcase work being conducted using the HathiTrust corpus as source material.

  • 5-minute Lightning Talks that briefly showcase research projects using HTRC; the development, extension, or implementation of HTRC and related tools; library and campus support of HTRC; or instances of HTRC in the classroom. Projects in development are encouraged. Projection will be available for slides and demos.

  • Posters that address topics of interest to the HTRC community (e.g., computational text analysis, open access, digital humanities, digital pedagogy) and do not need to relate to HTRC directly. Poster authors will have an opportunity to brief attendees on their work immediately prior to a networking reception where the posters will be displayed.

 

About the HathiTrust Research Center and the HTRC UnCamp:

The HTRC is a collaborative research center launched jointly by Indiana University and the University of Illinois, along with the HathiTrust Digital Library, to help meet the technical challenges of dealing with massive amounts of digital text that researchers face by developing cutting-edge software tools and cyberinfrastructure to enable advanced computational access to the growing digital record of human knowledge.

 

In years past, the HTRC UnCamp has brought researchers, developers, instructors, and information professionals together to showcase innovative research, participate in hands-on coding and demonstration sessions, and build community around themes of computational text analysis, digital humanities, and digital pedagogy.

 

Submission Guidelines

Proposals should be submitted through EasyChair.

 

Please create an account at EasyChair first if you do not have one already at  https://easychair.org/account/signup.cgi

 

EasyChair Link for HTRC UnCamp Submissions:

https://easychair.org/cfp/HTRCUnCamp2018

 

The following information should be included in proposals:

  • Format (panel presentation, lightning talk, or poster)

  • Title of the presentation/poster

  • Presenter name and affiliation

  • Co-presenters and affiliations (if applicable)

  • Abstract (up to 250 words)

  • Keywords

  • Any special requirements (e.g., technology needs other than larger monitors/screens)

VIEW Journal Call for Papers on “Audiovisual Data in Digital Humanities”

Considering the relevance of audiovisual material as perhaps the biggest wave of data to come in the near future (Smith, 2013, IBM prospective study) its relatively modest position within the realm of Digital Humanities conferences is remarkable. The objective of this special issue for VIEW is to present current research in that field on a variety of epistemological, historiographical and technological issues that are specific for digital methods applied to audiovisual data. We strive to cover a great range of media and data types and of applications representing the various stages of the research process.

The following key topics / problems / questions are of special interest:

  1. Do computational approaches to sound and (moving) images extend or/and change our conceptual and epistemological understanding of these media? What are the leading machine learning approaches to the study of audio and visual culture and particularly time-based media? How do these approaches, models, and methods of learning relate to acquiring and producing knowledge by the conventional means of reading and analyzing text? Do we understand the 20th century differently through listening to sounds and voices and viewing images than through reading texts? How does massive digitization and online access relate to the concept of authenticity and provenance?
  2. What tools in the sequence of the research process – search, annotation, vocabulary, analysis, presentation – are best suited to work with audio-visual data? The ways in which we structure and process information are primarily determined by the convention of attributing meaning to visual content through text. Does searching audio-visual archives, annotating photos or film clips, analyzing a corpus of city sounds, or presenting research output through a virtual exhibition, require special dedicated tools? What is the diversity in requirements within the communities of humanities scholars? How can, for example, existing commercial tools or software be repurposed for scholarly use?
  3. What are the main hurdles for the further expansion of AV in DH? Compared to text, audiovisual data as carriers of knowledge are a relatively young phenomenon. Consequently the question of ‘ownership’ and the commercial value of many audiovisual sources result in considerable constraints for use due to issues of copyright. A constraint of a completely different order, is the intensive investment in time needed when listening to or watching an audiovisual corpus, compared to reading a text. Does the law or do technologies for speech and image retrieval offer solutions to overcome these obstacles?

Practicals
Contributions are encouraged from authors with different kinds of expertise and interests in media studies, digital humanities, television and media history.
Paper proposals (max. 500 words) are due on October 2nd , 2017.
Submissions should be sent to the managing editor of the journal, Dana Mustata.
A notice of acceptance will be sent to authors in the 1st week of November 2017.
Articles (3 – 6,000 words) will be due on 15 th of February 2018. Longer articles are welcome, given that they comply with the journal’s author guidelines.
For further information or questions about the issue, please contact the co-editors: Mark Williams (Associate Professor Film and Media Studies, Dartmouth College U.S.), Pelle Snickars (Prof. of Media Studies Umea Univesity, Sweden) or Andreas Fickers (Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History).

About VIEW Journal
See http://www.viewjournal.eu/ for the current and back issues. VIEW is supported by the EUscreen Network and published by the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision in collaboration with Utrecht University, Royal Holloway University of London, and University of Luxembourg. VIEW is proud to be an open access journal. All articles are indexed through the Directory of Open Access Journals, the EBSCO Film and Television Index, Paperity and NARCIS.

ER&L (Electronic Resources and Libraries) Workshops 2018

ER&L is currently seeking workshop proposals and ER&L 101 courses for the 2018 conference, to be held March 4-7, 2018 in Austin, Texas.
What is an ER&L Workshop?
A workshop is a 4-hour intensive course designed to take the attendee into subject matter with a knowledgeable instructor. Workshops are typically interactive with instruction spanning exercises and practical applications to supplement the instruction. Workshops will be held 1-5 pm on Sunday, April 2nd and Wednesday, April 5th.
NEW FOR 2018: ER&L 101
Along with workshops, ER&L is also looking for half-day courses to help introduce an attendee to a foundational area of librarianship (such as licensing, e-book management, troubleshooting) or an emerging but important topic starting at an introductory level. These courses would not require background knowledge of the topic and would be appropriate for a practitioner new to e-resources or as an introduction to a new topic. These courses will be held 1-5 pm Sunday, March 4th and will be part of a larger set of 101 sessions throughout the ER&L conference.
Submission Deadline: Friday, August 18, 2017
Workshop proposals may be submitted via ProposalSpace at https://proposalspace.com/calls/d/782
Further information is available online at https://www.electroniclibrarian.org/2018-call-for-workshops/
Please direct any questions to ER&L staff at hello@electroniclibrarian.org.

PaLA Conference Poster Sessions

October 15 – 18, 2017
DoubleTree by Hilton, Pittsburgh – GreenTree
We hope you will plan to attend the Pennsylvania Library Association Annual Conference to take place at the DoubleTree by Hilton, Pittsburgh–Greentree, located in a Pittsburgh suburb with close proximity to city attractions.  The PaLA Conference offers numerous ways to further your career with innovative educational programming and opportunities to network with your peers in the library community. 

Poster sessions provide an informal forum for library professionals from across the state to share their successful program ideas or innovations with colleagues. An effective poster presentation highlights, with visual display, the main points or components of your topic; the presenter fills in the details verbally and answers questions from those viewing the poster. The object is to gather feedback and to make connections with others interested in the same subject. If you have an idea for a program or study that you’d like to share, we invite you to present a poster!

The deadline for submission of poster proposals is Wednesday, May 31, 2017.

For more information about the conference, and to access the link to the session proposal form, visit the 2017 Conference Information Page.

Thank you in advance to all that submit proposals, we appreciate your dedication to PaLA and to Pennsylvania’s libraries!

International Journal of Library and Information Services

CALL FOR PAPERS

Interim Editor-in-Chief: Mehdi Khosrow-Pour

 Published by IGI Global: www.igi-global.com

 

 http://www.igi-global.com/calls-for-papers/international-journal-library-information-services/177099

Invitation

The International Journal of Library and Information Services (IJLIS) invites you to submit a research article that contributes to the overall comprehensive coverage on the latest developments and technological advancements in library service innovation. Public, academic, special, and school libraries, as well as information centers worldwide are continuously challenged as library spaces evolve. IJLIS faces these challenges head on by offering innovative methods for developing an effective organizational structure, optimizing library space use, and implementing programs designed to improve user experience and engagement.

 

Mission

The mission of the International Journal of Library and Information Services (IJLIS) is to disseminate emerging research in library service innovation, and provide a venue for librarians, researchers, professionals, vendors, and academics to interact and exchange ideas. The journal addresses a variety of technologies, scholarly perspectives, and applications in the field.

 

Coverage

  • Administration and management
  • Building design
  • Conceptual models
  • Creative programming
  • Customer involvement
  • Digital Tools
  • Disruptive innovation
  • Information retrieval
  • Knowledge Management
  • Learning space toolkits
  • Literacy programs
  • Metadata creation and management
  • Money-saving initiatives
  • New product development
  • Organizational structures
  • Service development
  • Service-dominant logic
  • Technology adoption

 

Submission

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit their original empirical research articles 3,000–8,000 words in length. Interested authors must consult the journal’s guidelines for manuscript submissions at http://www.igi-global.com/publish/contributor-resources/before-you-write/ prior to submission. All submitted articles will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis by no fewer than 3 members of the journal’s Editorial Review Board and 1 Associate Editor. Final decision regarding acceptance/revision/rejection will be based on the reviews received from the reviewers and at the sole discretion of the Editor-in-Chief.

 

All manuscripts must be submitted through the E-Editorial Discovery™ online submission manager. Please see the link at the bottom of this page.

 

Inquiries can be forwarded to IJLIS@igi-global.com.

 

http://www.igi-global.com/calls-for-papers/international-journal-library-information-services/177099

 

 

 

ACRL Women and Gender Studies Section

ACRL Women and Gender Studies Section

2017 Research Forum Call for Proposals (Posters OR Lightning talks)

The Women & Gender Studies Section will hold its 10th annual Research Forum during our General Membership Meeting at the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago on Saturday, June 24, 2017, from 4:30-5:30 p.m. (The schedule is not finalized, this may change.) The forum seeks to provide an opportunity to present newly completed research or work in progress. Both beginning and established researchers are welcome to apply. Participants may receive collaborative feedback and recommendations for future publishing and/or new initiatives.

 

The potential scope of the topics includes, but is not limited to, teaching partnerships, critical information literacy initiatives, collection development, and scholarly communications. For research ideas, see the Research Agenda for Women and Gender Studies Librarianship.

 

Applicants chosen to present their work at the forum may choose to do so via EITHER a poster or a lightning talk (5 minutes). Tables for posters will be provided. There will not be any audiovisual equipment for those choosing to do lightning talks, so keep that in mind when choosing your format. If visuals are essential, the poster format would be better.

 

Presenters at the forum will find an arena for discussion and networking with their colleagues interested in related issues and trends in the profession.

The committee will use a blind peer review process. 

 

Selection criteria:

Significance of the topic. Priority will be given to Women and Gender Studies Section members and/or women and gender studies topics.

 

Proposal submission instructions:

1. Proposals should include:  

          Title of the proposal

          Proposal narrative (no more than 2 pages, double spaced) 

          Name of applicant(s) 

          Affiliation (s) 

          Applicant Email address(es)

          Are you a member of the Women & Gender Studies Section? 

–      Format: Poster OR Lightning talk

 

2. Submission deadline: March 31, 2017

3. Proposals should be emailed to: Jennifer Gilley, Chair, Research Committee, WGSS (jrg15@psu.edu)

4. The chair will notify the applicants by April 28,2017

Pennsylvania Library Association’s College and Research Division Digital Scholarship/Digital Humanities

The Pennsylvania Library Association’s College and Research Division seeks presentation proposals from academic librarians that showcase the ways libraries and librarians are involved in digital scholarship (or Digital Humanities) for its May 25, 2017 Spring Workshop to be held in Lewisburg, PA. The goal of this workshop is for academic librarians to understand how they can have a role in supporting and promoting digital scholarship across disciplines, and to come away with ideas they can implement in their own libraries. Projects presented need not be humanities-related. Priority will be given to proposals discussing projects implemented successfully on a shoestring budget or with grant funding.

Guidelines:

Presentations should be no longer than 10 minutes (there will be 5 minutes between presentations for questions)

Presentations must have a “digital scholarship in libraries/with librarians” focus

Presentations should be widely applicable (most academic libraries could replicate)

Required Proposal Info:

Title of presentation

One paragraph description of project

Presenter names and contact info

Anticipated technology needs

Estimated setup and presentation time

Submission Instructions:

Proposals must be submitted by email to jbhm001@bucknell.edu no later than Thursday, February 16th at 5pm.

Questions can be submitted to Jill Hallam-Miller, CRD Vice Chair, at jbhm001@bucknell.edu

Journal of Web Librarianship special issue on Digital Collection Metadata & Internet Discovery

The Journal of Web Librarianship is planning a special issue on Internet discovery on digital collections entitled: Digital Collection Metadata & Internet Discovery

Digital Collection Metadata & Internet Discovery

Many digital repositories and digital collections have been created in recent decades in academic and research libraries. As digital items are put into digital repositories, associated metadata records need to be effective for external indexing by search engines in order to be discovered. Current literature includes some discussion pertaining to digital resources discovery, metadata evaluation, search engine indexing, and search engine optimization strategies. However, due to the distinct options of digital repository software, the complexity of metadata schemas, the variety of formats of digital items, and the ambiguity of search engine indexing strategies, researchers have not come to an agreement about which metadata schema is the best to use, because the choice varies based on the format of the particular digital file, the repository system being used, and the search engine being queried. This journal issue aims to explore these approaches and offer insights into the current literature debating digital collection metadata and its discoverability on the Internet.

Subject Coverage

This special issue offers a platform for researchers to discuss topics relevant to the potential combination of best strategies regarding metadata, digital repositories, digital formats, search engine indexing, and Internet discovery. Subject coverage includes but is not limited to Digital Collection Metadata Evaluation, Digital Repository Systems Evaluation, Digital Collection Development, Indexing Evaluation of Digital Formats, Search Engine Indexing, Search Engine Algorithm Evaluation, and Internet Discovery on Digital Repositories.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

  1. Original Research
  • Evaluation of metadata of digital collections
  • Evaluation of digital repository system pertaining to facilitating content discoverability
  • Evaluation of search engine indexing on metadata or digital file formats
  • Evaluation of search engine algorithm and/or search engine optimization
  1. Case Studies
  • Best strategies for facilitating Internet discovery of digital collections
  • Best practices for developing and promoting digital collections on the Internet
  • Workflows for optimizing digital collection and metadata development

Important dates

  • Full paper submission at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/JWebLib: March 30, 2017
  • Notification of decision: June 30, 2017
  • Revised submission: July 31, 2017
  • Final acceptance notification: August 31, 2017
  • Final version of paper: September 30, 2017
  • Publication: December, 2017

Guest Editors

Le Yang

Digital Initiatives Librarian

Texas Tech University

yanglegd@yahoo.com

 

Joy M. Perrin

Digital Resources Librarian

Texas Tech University

joy.m.perrin@ttu.edu

Editor-In-Chief

Hannah Gascho Rempel

jweblib@gmail.com

The Journal of Web Librarianship is an international, peer-reviewed journal focused on all aspects of librarianship as practiced on the World Wide Web, including both existing and emerging roles and activities of information professionals. The journal strives to find a balance between original, scholarly research, and practical communications on relevant topics in web librarianship.  Web services and systems librarians are encouraged to contribute, as are librarians working in public services, technical services, special collections, archives, and administration.

For more information on this special issue, see the Call for Papers website.

EDUCAUSE Annual Conference

Oct. 31-Nov. 3, 2017

Philadelphia, PA

For more information go to: https://events.educause.edu/annual-conference

This premier gathering of IT professionals and technology providers represents the best thinking in higher education IT. The conference solicits content from colleagues who are willing to share ideas regarding strategies, leading change, effective processes, what’s working and often what isn’t.

Play an active part in this dynamic event program by submitting a proposal to present at EDUCAUSE 2017.

New for 2017: To provide more flexibility for matching your proposal content with the right format and length, we are offering two new workshop and concurrent session options. In addition to the familiar half-day and full-day only workshops offered on the day before the conference, Tuesday, October 31, we are introducing a new 90-minute workshop option offered in the main conference program on Wednesday, November 1 through Friday, November 3. Concurrent sessions will continue to be offered in the main conference program, but you now have the option of proposing a 30-minute or 50-minute session.

Tips to Prepare Your Proposal

  • Keep a broad focus for those interested in higher education IT. Our participants represent institutions of higher education, associations, corporations and consultants. All are encouraged to submit proposals that are noncommercial in nature.
  • All submissions should be designed to incorporate interactivity with the audience. Select the delivery format that engages participants in discussion about your content and makes it relevant to them.
  • Clearly articulate intended learning outcomes: the specific knowledge to be acquired as a result of attending your session.

Submit Proposal

Submit proposal to be a presenter and part of the best thinking in higher education IT.

Deadline: January 30, 2017

Librarianship and Genealogy: Trends, Issues, Case Studies

Book Publisher: McFarland

Carol Smallwood, co-editor. Library’s Role in Supporting Financial Literacy for Patrons (Rowman & Littlefield, 2016); public library administrator, special, school librarian.

Vera Gubnitskaia, co-editor. Reference Librarian, Valencia College, Winter Park, Florida; co-editor, Library Outreach to Writers and Poets (forthcoming, McFarland).

One or two chapters sought from U.S. practicing academic, public, school, special librarians, LIS faculty, sharing practical know-how about what works for patrons with genealogy: proven, creative, case studies, how-to chapters based on experience to help colleagues with acquisitions, storage, digitization, innovative workshops, community outreach, grants, user instruction, latest resources.

One, two, or three authors per chapter; each chapter by the same author(s). Compensation: one complimentary copy per 3,000-4,000 word chapter accepted no matter how many co-authors or if one or two chapters: author discount on more.

Please e-mail titles of proposed chapters each described in a few sentences by January 15, 2017, brief bio on each author; place GENEALOLGY, YOUR LAST NAME on subject line: smallwood.carol@gmail.com