Category Archives: Scholarly Communication

Open Educational Resources (OER): Where Libraries Are and Where We Are Going

Are you a distance or online librarian with experience in OER projects? Then we want to hear from you! The Distance Learning Section has teamed up with the CMS Collection Development Librarians of Academic Libraries Interest Group and are looking for panelists with OER experience to participate in our co-sponsored panel at 2018 ALA Annual in New Orleans, entitled Open Educational Resources (OER): Where Libraries Are and Where We Are Going.

Click here to submit

Applications due December 22nd, 2017, selected panelists will be notified in early January, 2018.


If you have questions, please email Mike Courtney (micourtn@indiana.edu) or Natalie Haber (natalie-haber@utc.edu), DLS Conference Program Planning Committee co-chairs.

Digital Initiatives Symposium 2018

Digital Initiatives Symposium 2018  

The Digital Initiatives Symposium at the University of San Diego is accepting proposals for its full day conference on Tuesday, April 24, 2018. Proposals should fall into one of three formats:

 

  • Panel discussions: 90 minutes (please allow 10-15 minutes for Q&A)

  • Concurrent sessions: 45 minutes (please allow 10-15 minutes for Q&A)

  • TED-style talks: 15-minutes

We welcome proposals from organizations, including colleges and universities of all sizes, community colleges, public libraries, special libraries, museums, and other cultural memory institutions. This year, we are especially interested in proposals that consider:

  • the future of open access

  • data management and sharing, open data

  • open educational resources

  • digital initiatives in instruction and undergraduate research

  • roles for deans and directors in digital and institutional repository initiatives

  • roles for disciplinary faculty in digital and institutional repository initiatives

  • diverse repository platforms and functions

  • digital humanities

  • copyright and licensing

  • collaboration: interdisciplinary initiatives and collaboration within and between campuses

  • scholarly communication

  • technical applications related to platforms or tools

  • web archiving

  • web annotation

 

Submit your proposal at digital.sandiego.edu/symposium (Click on “Submit Proposal” on the left sidebar.) All submissions will be evaluated based on the relevance of the topic and potential to advance thinking about digital initiatives, institutional repositories, and scholarly communication. Acceptance is competitive. Registration fees will be waived for accepted presenters.

 

Proposal deadline: Friday, Nov. 17, 2017

The Complete Guide to Open Scholarship

Call for Chapters:

Working Title: The Complete Guide to Open Scholarship

Editors: Darren Chase & Dana Haugh

Submission Deadline: December 1st

Publisher: ALA Editions


Book Description

This peer-reviewed collection will bring together a dynamic set of librarians, scholars, practitioners, policy makers and thinkers in order to take measure of the open access movement. Critical essays, research, case studies and other pieces will create a substantial, far-reaching text.  This collection will be critical and practical, and provide practical examples and theory in understanding the open access movement, open data, open educational resources, open knowledge, and the opportunity for an open and transformed world.


More and more universities–often spearheaded by university libraries–are adopting open access policies as a practical way to promote open access and further the research enterprise, while countering the often closed, restrictive and costly scholarly journals and databases.  This book will provide a substantial and practical overview of the open access movement, along with critical essays and consideration of the meaning of open access and its potential to leverage existing technology to transform how we support, share and access research.


We are looking for case studies, research, and critical essays on various aspects of open access scholarship, including:


  • Library Open Access Initiatives (implementations, challenges, processes, training, promotion/outreach, etc.)

  • Open Access Publishers & Journals (reception, evaluation measures, predatory publishers)

  • Repositories (green open access, university-specific, network of open repositories, discipline-specific platforms)

  • Open Educational Resources (current landscape, value/usage, challenges)

  • Open Data (data repositories, linked data, metadata, research data management)

  • Publishing Models (gold open access, new models, university presses, peer-review etc)

  • Research consortia, governmental & NGO initiatives

  • Public access to publically-funded research

  • University policies on open access (issues of mandatory vs. voluntary, on-boarding faculty/staff, creating buy-in, etc.)

  • Future of open access

  • Other areas of open scholarship


Timeline

Abstract submission deadline: December 1, 2017

Notification of acceptance/rejection: January 15, 2017


Submissions

Please use this form to submit abstracts of 200-500 words.
Abstracts should briefly describe your topic and how your chapter relates to open scholarship. Multiple submissions are welcome. If your submission is tentatively accepted, the editors may request modifications. Material cannot be previously published.

Final chapters will be in the 3,000-5,000 word range (some exceptions will be made for longer chapters). Chapters will be peer-reviewed.

Please direct any questions to Darren Chase (darren.chase@stonybrook.edu) or Dana Haugh (dana.haugh@stonybrook.edu)


About the editors

Darren Chase is Head of the Center for Scholarly Communication, Stony Brook University.  His research interests include open access, crowdfunded research, online learning, digital badging and information literacy. Darren has written and presented widely on myriad scholarly publishing topics.  He spearheaded the development and eventual adoption of the Stony Brook University Open Access Policy, and coordinates the annual Stony Brook University Open Access Symposium.


Dana Haugh is Web Services Librarian at Stony Brook University Libraries where she leads the design and development of the library’s web presences. Her research interests include web design, open access, marketing & outreach in libraries, and information literacy. Dana has extensive experience writing for top journals and monographs in the library field. She’s particularly focused on ensuring scholarship is openly accessible and helps manage her university’s institutional repository which promotes open access to scholarship published by Stony Brook University faculty.

HathitTrust Research Center UnCamp 2018

 1st Call for Proposals


                

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                 https://www.hathitrust.org/htrc_uncamp2018

                              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)

Ireland International Conference on Education (IICE-2017)

April 24-27, 2017
Clayton Hotel Ballsbridge
Dublin, Ireland
http://www.iicedu.org
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The IICE is an international refereed conference dedicated to the advancement of the theory and practices in education. The IICE promotes collaborative excellence between academicians and professionals from Education. The aim of IICE is to provide an opportunity for academicians and professionals from various educational fields with cross-disciplinary interests to bridge the knowledge gap, promote research esteem and the evolution of pedagogy. The IICE 2017 invites research papers that encompass conceptual analysis, design implementation and performance evaluation. All the accepted papers will appear in the proceedings and modified version of selected papers will be published in special issues peer reviewed journals.
The topics in IICE-2017 include but are not confined to the following areas:

*Academic Advising and Counselling
*Art Education
*Adult Education
*APD/Listening and Acoustics in Education Environment
*Business Education
*Counsellor Education
*Curriculum, Research and Development
*Competitive Skills
*Continuing Education
*Distance Education
*Early Childhood Education
*Educational Administration
*Educational Foundations
*Educational Psychology
*Educational Technology
*Education Policy and Leadership
*Elementary Education
*E-Learning
*E-Manufacturing
*ESL/TESL
*E-Society
*Geographical Education
*Geographic information systems
*Health Education
*Higher Education
*History
*Home Education
*Human Computer Interaction
*Human Resource Development
*Indigenous Education
*ICT Education
*Internet technologies
*Imaginative Education
*Kinesiology & Leisure Science
*K12
*Language Education
*Mathematics Education
*Mobile Applications
*Multi-Virtual Environment
*Music Education
*Pedagogy
*Physical Education (PE)
*Reading Education
*Writing Education
*Religion and Education Studies
*Research Assessment Exercise (RAE)
*Rural Education
*Science Education
*Secondary Education
*Second life Educators
*Social Studies Education
*Special Education
*Student Affairs
*Teacher Education
*Cross-disciplinary areas of Education
*Ubiquitous Computing
*Virtual Reality
*Wireless applications
*Other Areas of Education

– You can submit your research paper to papers-2017april@iicedu.org

Important Dates:

*Short Abstract Submission Date: February 05, 2017
*Notification of Short Abstract Acceptance/Rejection: February 10, 2017
*Extended Abstract, Research Paper, Student Paper, Case Study, Report Submission Date: February 12, 2017
*Notification of Extended Abstract, Research Paper, Student Paper, Case Study, Report Acceptance/Rejection: February 20, 2017
*Proposal for Workshops Submission Date: February 10, 2017
*Notification of Workshop Acceptance/Rejection: February 15, 2017
*Posters Proposal Submission Date: February 12, 2017
*Notification of Posters Acceptance/Rejection: February 20, 2017
*Camera Ready Paper Due: March 24, 2017
*Early Bird Registration Deadline: February 25, 2017
*Late Bird Registration Deadline (Authors only): March 15, 2017
*Late Bird Registration Deadline (Participants only): March 20, 2017
*Conference Dates: April 24 – 27, 2017

For further information please visit www.iicedu.org

If you need any further details about the conference then these are they ways in which you can contact us.

Contact details:

Telephone – 01268 523262

Email – g.akmayeva@infonomics-society.org or this email address

Address – Southernhay, Basildon, Essex, SS14 1EB, UK

Thank you.

Best regards,

Holly Green
Conference Coordinator

Office for Diversity, Literacy, and Outreach Services (ODLOS) is seeking contributions to Intersections blog

The ALA Office for Diversity, Literacy, and Outreach Services (ODLOS) is seeking contributions to Intersections, our blog – www.ala.org/intersections.

In particular, we are looking to highlight resources, initiatives, responses, and model practices in diversity, literacy, and outreach services.  Articles are typically 250-500 words, and can include images, video, or any files or shareable resources to help augment your post. We typically look for original articles that are not published elsewhere, and accept proposals on an ongoing basis. We hope you will consider sharing your stories with the larger library community!

Interested in contributing, or have any questions about the blog? Please contact me at 312.280.2140, or email jamundsen@ala.org.

 

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

The Future of Librarianship: Exploring what’s next for the Academic Librarian: LACUNY Institute 2017

Call for Proposals
Date: May 19, 2017
Location: LaGuardia Community College, City University of New York
Keynote Speaker: Barbara Rockenbach, Associate University Librarian for Collections and Services (interim), at Columbia University Libraries
Submission Deadline: February 1, 2017
Librarians cannot predict the future but they can speculate about it. . .
The LACUNY Institute 2017 is seeking futuristic proposals that think beyond the current to share a vision of the academic librarians’ position in a changing information landscape.
The LACUNY Institute Committee seeks proposals that address the future of academic librarians in college and university libraries, archives, and the information studies, across myriad roles (staff, faculty, students, patrons, etc.) and functions (technical services, public services, instruction, etc.). Such proposals can deal with innovation already in practice and/or futuristic ideas concerning librarianship.
Example topics include but are not limited to:
  *   Impact of current events on library trends
  *   Innovation and changes in roles, responsibilities, services and resources
  *   Impact of technology
  *   Leadership, leadership development, and workforce planning
  *   Diversity & inclusion,
  *   Career planning, professional development
  *   Post-truth information literacy, digital literacy, and visual literacy
  *   MLS, Curriculum development, and preparedness
  *   Civic engagement, partnerships, and community building
  *   Librarians as knowledge gatekeepers, personal freedom, and privacy
The Institute will have four tracks: panel presentations, facilitated dialogues, and alt-sessions.
  *   Panel papers (15 minutes/presenter): Moderated panel presentations with time for questions and discussion.
  *   Facilitated dialogues (45 minutes): Teams of two lead a discussion on topic of their choice related to the theme, with one person presenting context and the other facilitating conversation.
  *   Alt-sessions (15-30 minutes): An opportunity for exploring topics through multiple ways of knowing (e.g., short documentary, spoken word, performance art).
  *   Poster sessions
Please submit proposals, including a 300-500 word abstract by February 1, 2017
The goal of this event is to create a space for respectful dialogue and debate about these critical issues. We will be publishing a formal code of conduct, but the event organizers will actively strive to create a public space in which multiple perspectives can be heard and no one voice dominates.

Questions may be directed to the 2017 LACUNY Institute Co-Chairs Kimberley Bugg, kbugg@citytech.cuny.edu or Simone L. Yearwood at Simone.Yearwood@qc.cuny.edu

NASIG 32nd Annual Conference

Racing to the Crossroads
June 8 to 11, 2017
Indianapolis, IN

Publishers, vendors, librarians, and others in the fields of electronic resources and serials are encouraged to submit proposals relating to scholarly communication, publishing, resource acquisition, management, and discovery. Proposals based on emerging trends, case studies, and descriptive and experimental research findings are encouraged.  Proposals reflecting the conference theme will be especially valued.

As we have in recent years, the PPC specifically welcomes programs focusing on the Core Competencies that the NASIG Core Competency Task Force developed for Electronic Resources Librarians. Please refer to the Core Competencies.

Program topics inspired by the Core Competencies include:

●      Electronic resource life cycle and management

●      Collection analysis and development

●      Standards and systems of cataloging and classification, metadata, and indexing

●      Technology and providing access to electronic resources

●      Licensing and legal framework

●      Standards, initiatives, and best practices

●      Scholarly communication

●      Life cycle of print serials

●      Workflow of print resources

●      Effective communication with those within and without the library community

●      Supervision and management of staff in electronic and print serials departments

●      Personal qualities of electronic and/or print serials resources librarians

●      Management of projects related to electronic and/or print resources

Please use the online form to submit a proposal or program or idea. This Call for Proposals will close on December 13, 2016.

Please note the following:

●     The PPC welcomes proposals that are still in the formative stages, and may work with potential presenters to focus their proposals further.

●     Proposals should name any particular products or services that are integral to the content of the presentation. However, as a matter of NASIG policy, programs should not be used as a venue to promote or attack any product, service, or institution.

●     Time management issues generally limit each session to one to three speakers for conference sessions. Panels of four (4) or more speakers are discouraged must be discussed in advance with the Program Planning Committee (prog-plan@nasig.org)

●     Please refer to the NASIG reimbursement policy for reimbursement of speaker expenses.

●     All session speakers must complete a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) prior to speaking at the conference.

●     NASIG may provide online live streaming of presentation sessions, and all speakers will be required to give NASIG the right to stream this content.

Inquiries may be sent to PPC at: prog-plan@nasig.org

We look forward to a great conference in Indianapolis!


Steve Kelley and Violeta Ilik
NASIG PPC Chair and Vice-Chair

2017 NMC Summer Conference

The Call for Mind-Blowing Proposals is Now Open!

Are you a lifelong learner? Do you live and breathe educational technology? Do you have big ideas about shaping the future of teaching and learning? Are you doing innovative work?

There’s a seat at the table for you at the 2017 NMC Summer Conference …and you can sit with us! The call for proposals is now open to present at a variety of sessions, including preconference workshops, breakouts, and the Idea Lab. We hope you’ll answer the call by submitting a proposal (or several!), joining our roster of education futurists, change agents, innovators, and leaders who have presented at past Summer Conferences. The NMC has a rich tradition of bringing together passionate people from all different learning sectors — higher education, K-12, museums, and libraries — to learn from each other. This is an opportunity to share your unique voice with an equally unique group of people!

NEW THIS YEAR: Our 24th annual event is organized around five pathways (session tracks) to align with the priorities and work of the NMC community — Access and Equity, Digital Humanities, Future Learning Trends, Real-World Learning, and Technology Training.

Please review the proposal guidelines before submitting your proposal.

We look forward to hearing from you soon! The deadline is January 29, 2017.
The 2017 NMC Summer Conference is hosted by UMass Boston.