Category Archives: Digitization

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

Online Northwest

Online Northwest is a one-day conference focusing on topics that intersect libraries, technology and culture.  The 2017 conference will be held at Portland State University on Friday, March 31, 2017.

 

The conference explores how technology is applied within library settings and its impact on access and services for patrons. Academic, public, school, and special librarians are strongly encouraged to submit proposals.

 

Our keynote speaker will be Professor Safiya Umoja Noble.  Dr. Noble is an assistant professor in the Department of Information Studies in the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at UCLA. Her research on the design and use of applications on the Internet is at the intersection of race, gender, culture, and technology.

 

Submit your proposals for 45-minute panels, workshops, and presentations, or 5-minute lightning talks, on all topics relating to technology and libraries.  The program committee is particularly interested in proposals that address the following themes in relation to technology and libraries:

 

  • User Experience/Understanding Users
  • Design
  • Engagement/Impact

 

Other topics related to technology in libraries are welcome!

 

Proposals will be accepted until November 11, 2016:  http://onlinenorthwest.org/submit-a-proposal/

 

For more information about Online Northwest, including registration rates and deadlines, please see our website:  http://onlinenorthwest.org/ .

Digitorium 2017

I am delighted to share the Call For Participation for Digitorium 2017, UA’s Digital Humanities conference. At last year’s event, we had the pleasure of welcoming over 100 participants from 3 different continents, 16 different US states, and more than 10 different fields to share their Digital Humanities scholarship and pedagogical approaches on campus for 3 glorious days, and in 2017 we are keen to see the conference expand further to embrace even more new ideas and projects, so whether you are an experienced practitioner with new research to present, or someone new to DH keen to discuss your first forays into this arena, Digitorium 2017 is an inclusive venue designed to facilitate scholarly community and discussion. We have had some great submissions already, but in the interests of enabling as many people as possible to participate the deadline for submissions has been set for 5th December 2016, so I really encourage you to submit a proposal, or to come as a participant, the more the merrier! If I may, I will share further details of the conference below, and if you would be willing to circulate the Call For Participation to any interested colleagues or professional list servs, I would be most grateful for your time in doing so.

Particular areas of strength in the conference in the past years have included English, especially Renaissance Literature, History, American Studies, Music, Modern Languages, Art and Art History, Library and Information Science, and Museum and Archival Studies, and we welcome proposals from all fields.

As the conference is co-sponsored by the University Libraries and the Hudson Strode Program in Renaissance Studies, our plenary speakers this year offer a particularly rich opportunity for scholars working in the Medieval, Renaissance, and early modern periods to engage with cutting-edge digital research innovations in these areas, so it would be great to see many of you there if possible, whether as presenters or participants.

Digitorium 2017: The Details!

The conference welcomes proposals for papers and interactive presentations about research or teaching approaches using digital methods. For the first time in 2017, Digitorium also seeks to provide training opportunities for scholars of all levels keen to learn new digital techniques to advance their work, whether by learning a new digital mapping tool, discovering simple ways of visualizing research findings, using computers to conduct large-scale qualitative research, or experimenting with big data approaches at your desktop. There will be a stream of hands-on workshops running throughout the conference enabling participants both to share their own work, and also to expand their portfolio.
Digitorium 2017 will take place from Thursday 2nd to Saturday 4th March, and again, our primary focus is on digital methods, as this has provided fertile ground for interdisciplinary conversations to grow. There will be “tracks” through the conference based on: methods; early modern studies; American studies; and digital pedagogy. We welcome presentations on any topics engaging digital methods for scholarly purposes, whether for research, teaching, or community projects.
In 2017, the conference is expanding once more to offer not only multiple plenary sessions, panels, papers, and roundtables, but also a concerted series of workshops offering training for delegates in a variety of Digital Humanities techniques for research and teaching, from mapping to text encoding, digital data analysis, and more, to support enhanced professional development opportunities at the conference for faculty, staff, and graduate students.
This year, we are proud to present two plenary sessions and our first-ever plenary hackathon! Professor Scott Gwara (Univ. of South Carolina) will be presenting on MS-Link, a database that he created reunifying scattered manuscripts into full digital codices. Additionally, joint principal investigators of the Isabella D’Este Archive (IDEA) Project, Professor Anne MacNeil (Univ. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) and Professor Deanna Shemek (Univ. of California Santa Cruz) will be presenting their work on a digital archive uniting music, letters, and ceramics, and will lead our first live hackathon, engaging participants in the new virtual reality component of their project.
There will once again be a discounted “group rate” for registration to enable participants to bring their team with them, as collaboration is such a hallmark in digital scholarship, and it would be great to be able to hear about projects from multiple different perspectives from the people working together on them. There are also discounted rates available for graduate student presenters, and UA faculty. I do not mean to impose, but if this is an event which would be of interest to colleagues and collaborators, I would be enormously grateful if you might be able to circulate our CFP or a link to our website with them, we really want to let as many people as possible know about the conference to ensure it will be a real success.
Here is a link to the website which includes the full-length CFP:
https://apps.lib.ua.edu/blogs/digitorium/
Methods provide the focus for our conference, both in a pragmatic sense in terms of the use of different techniques to achieve particular DH projects, but also the ways in which sharing digital methods can create new links between disciplines in the humanities and social sciences. The idea powering Digitorium is to build on the community which has emerged in the course of the previous two years’ events in order to create a space for conversations to take place between scholars, graduate students, and practitioners from many different disciplines about their shared methods and techniques which unite them in their digital work.
Thank you so much for your time in reading this message – – Digitorium 2017 is the highlight of the ADHC’s calendar, and it would be wonderful to see as many people as possible sharing their amazing projects, not only of work being done here at UA, but also from much further afield, so I really hope you may consider participating. Please do let me know if you might be interested – – I’m always happy to do my best to answer any questions if that would be of use, and it would be wonderful to see you and your colleagues at Digitorium 2017; All my very best wishes, Emma

Dr. Emma Annette Wilson Digital Scholarship Librarian/Assistant Professor of English Alabama Digital Humanities Center University Libraries University of Alabama Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0266