Monthly Archives: February 2013

12th Northwest Interlibrary Loan and Resource Sharing Conference

The NWILL Conference Program Committee invites proposals for sessions of interest to interlibrary loan and resource sharing practitioners for our conference to take place September 11-13, 2013, in Portland, Oregon at Portland Community College – Sylvania Campus. 

The following topics are of interest to the Program Committee, but we welcome proposals on other topics as well:

  • Managing your ILL statistics
  • Sustainable ILL, greening practices
  • Coping with fewer resources
  • ILL for public libraries
  • Succession planning
  • Libraries without books, what does it mean for ILL?
  • Keeping track of licensing of e-content for ILL
  • Training staff and students

Check our Program page for more information and to submit a proposal. Deadline: March 4th, 2013.

MSNDS 2013: The 5th International Workshop on Mining and Analyzing Social Networks for Decision Support

Niagara Falls, Canada, August 25-28, 2013


Co-located With Asonam 2013




Ecole des Mines de Saint-Etienne, Universite Jean-Monnet and Bell Labs co-organize the second edition of the 

International Workshop on Semantic and Dynamic Analysis of Information Networks, co-located with Asonam 2013.


1. Background and Objectives


Mining social networks has now becoming a very popular research area not only for

data mining and web mining but also social network analysis. Data mining is a

technique that has the ability to process and analyze large amount of data and by this

to discover valuable information from the data. In recent year, due to the booming of

social communications and social networks web services, data mining becomes a very

important and powerful technique to process and analyze such large amount of data.

Recently, many researchers are focusing on developing new data mining techniques

and algorithms, or devoting to improve traditional mining techniques for social

network analysis. However, it is meaningless, if the discovered valuable and useful

data have not been applied in real application environment. Social data are the

aggregations of communication interaction and experience of people, and it if useful

for us to make decision from these data. Thus, it could be an important time to shift

the research focus to application area, such as decision support.

The workshop was firstly organized in conjunction with ASONAM 2009 conference

in Athens, Greece. MSNDS 2010 was conjunction with ASONAM 2010 in Odense,

Denmark. MSNDS 2011 was conjunction with ASONAM 2011 in Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

Recently, MSNDS was held with ASONAM 2012 in Istanbul, Turkey this summer.

Thus, it is also valuable to include this workshop again in ASONAM 2013 to bring

researchers who are interested in this topic.


2. Topics include, but are not limited to:


This workshop invites papers of the following topics, but never exclusive:


· Mining social Data for decision support

· Mining social web services for decision support

· Algorithms for mining social networks for decision support

· Matching engines and interfaces for decision support systems

· System architectures

· Intelligent and multi-agent based decision support systems

· Social decision support systems

· Visualization

· Experiment and implementation

· Case studies and empirical studies


3. Important Dates:


Full papers submission deadline: April 15, 201

Notification of acceptance: May 6, 2013

Camera ready papers: May 31, 2013

Author registration due: June 10, 2013

Workshop date:  Niagara Falls, Canada, August 25-28, 2013




4. Workshop chairs and Program Committee


Workshop Co-Chairs


Mr. Liang-Cheng James Huang (National Taiwan University, Taiwan)

Prof. Yuan-Chu Hwang (National United University, Taiwan)

Prof. I-Hsien Ting (National University of Kaohsiung, Taiwan)

Prof. Shyue-Liang Wang (National University of Kaohsiung, Taiwan)


Program Committee


Dr. Nicola Barbieri (Yahoo! Research Barcelona, Spain)

Dr. Michael Farrugia (Planitas, Ireland)

Dr. Cheng-Te Li (National Taiwan University, Taiwan)

Prof. Luca Rossi (University of Urbino “Carlo Bo”, Italy)

Prof. Johann Stan (Universite de Lyon, France)

Prof. Chen-Su Wang (National Taipei University of Technology, Taiwan)

Prof. Hsieh-Hua Yang (Oriental Institute of Technology, Taiwan)



7. Submissions (more details on webpage)

Papers reporting original and unpublished research results pertaining to the above topics are solicited. New full paper submission deadline is April 15, 2013. These papers will follow an academic review process. Full paper manuscripts must be in English with a maximum length of 8 pages (using the IEEE two-column template). Submissions should include the title, author(s), affiliation(s), e-mail address(es), tel/fax numbers, abstract, and postal address(es) on the first page.

Submission System 



Access Services Conference 2013, Unlocking the 21st Century Library

On behalf of the Conference Organizing Committee, we would like to invite
you to submit a proposal for the Access Services Conference 2013, Unlocking
the 21st Century Library.  This year’s event will be held at The Global
Learning Center and Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center in Atlanta, GA
from November 6-8, 2013.

The Access Services Conference is an opportunity for individuals working in
all areas of Access Services in libraries to gather information and
communicate with other professionals about Circulation, Reserves,
Interlibrary Loan, Student Worker Management, Security, Stacks Maintenance,
and other topics of interest.

We invite program proposals from February 25 until 5pm, May 10, 2013.
Accepted program proposal submissions should be able to fit within a 45
minute segment including time for questions.  Proposals might focus on any
of the following areas:

 Customer Service Circulation
Interlibrary Loan
Consortia Agreements

Electronic resources and access services

Space Management
Stacks Maintenance
Student Worker Management
Current technology for access service    enhancement

Program Proposal guidelines:
Please submit an abstract, 150 words or less, with the program title and
your name.  Program proposals will be reviewed by the program committee and
those presenters who are selected will be notified by June 3, 2013.  Go to to submit
your proposal.

For more information, please visit the conference website at:

Please direct any questions to

Catherine Jannik Downey

Vendors or organizations interested in sponsoring the Access Services
Conference please contact

Denita Hampton

Visit for information about this list.

International Journal of Public Administration in the Digital Age (IJPADA) SPECIAL ISSUE ON Nonprofit Organizations and Information Technology

SUBMISSION DUE DATE:  March 31, 2013

Guest Editor: Dr. Saqib Saeed


Nonprofit organizations are an important part of every society. These organizations differ from traditional business and governmental organizations in their structure and operations. As state organizations are cutting benefits of citizens the role of these third sector organizations have become more important as they do advocacy on behalf of poor citizens. Keeping in view their societal importance and scientific challenges in system design, we focus on technology involvement in this challenging domain.




Information technologies can facilitate the working processes of nonprofit organizations but this sector traditionally lack funding and technical resources to setup and maintain technology infrastructures in their settings. Due to these challenges there is a recent interest by researchers in investigating the role of information technology in nonprofit organizations. In this special issue focus is on to understand the issues behind failure and success of technology usage in nonprofit organizations.




Topics to be discussed in this special issue include (but are not limited to) the following:


         Technology Appropriation in Nonprofit Organizations

         Empirical Studies of Technology Usage in Nonprofit Settings

         Open Sources Systems and Nonprofit Organizations

         Web 2.0  and Nonprofit Organizations

         Evaluation of IT Systems in Practice

         Technology based Collaboration among Nonprofit Organizations

         Technology for Advocacy and Mobilization Campaigns

         Technology based Communication among Nonprofit Stakeholders

         IT and Knowledge Management in Nonprofit Settings

         System Usability Issues of Nonprofit Settings




Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit papers for this special theme issue on Nonprofit Organizations and Information Technology on or before March 31st 2013.

All submissions must be original and may not be under review by another publication. INTERESTED AUTHORS SHOULD CONSULT THE JOURNAL’S GUIDELINES FOR MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSIONS at submitted papers will be reviewed on a double-blind, peer review basis. Papers must follow APA style for reference citations.



ABOUT International Journal of Public Administration in the Digital Age (IJPADA):

The mission of the International Journal of Public Administration in the Digital Age (IJPADA) is to examine the impact of information technology (IT) on public and nonprofit organizations. Through its mission IJPADA examines the impact of IT on reforming and changing public and nonprofit organizations. This journal compares the adoption of IT in public and nonprofit organizations in developed and developing countries. IJPADA will examine emerging and innovative technologies and their adoption in public and nonprofit organizations. This journal also examines differences in the adoption of IT in private and public sector organizations.


This journal is an official publication of the Information Resources Management Association



Editor-in-Chief: Christopher G. Reddick

Published: Quarterly (both in Print and Electronic form)




The International Journal of Public Administration in the Digital Age is published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), publisher of the “Information Science Reference” (formerly Idea Group Reference), “Medical Information Science Reference”, “Business Science Reference”, and “Engineering Science Reference” imprints. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit


All submissions should be should be directed to the attention of:


Dr. Saqib Saeed

Guest Editor

International Journal of Public Administration in the Digital Age


Encyclopedia of Education and Technology in a Changing Society


Proposal Submission Deadline: February 28, 2013



An Encyclopedia edited by Dr. Victor C. X. Wang, Florida Atlantic University, USA


To be published by IGI Global:



In primitive societies, there existed education and technology that shaped those societies.  When humans were hunters and gathers, they had to ensure that their skills, experience, and knowledge were passed on to the younger generations (normally their sons and daughters) so that they could survive and thrive. Education took the form of elders trying to initiate change in the younger generations. Indeed, that signifies the beginning of how education is defined in our society. Education has never been separated from technology. In the Stone Age, humans began to use stones or bones from certain animals to make tools for hunting.   Humans used rudimentary means to make fires to cook their meals. The connection between education and technology has existed since primitive times. The more education humans receive, the more sophisticated the technology becomes. Likewise, the more sophisticated technology drives education to be more complex.

Human societies have been changing from the Stone Age to modern civilization (from primitive society, to the dark ages, to a long agrarian society, to industrialization, and finally to the post-industrialized society we currently live in), and these changes have taken several thousand years. Early formal education took the form of training scribes to copy documents from other documents in Egypt.  Technology took the form of Egyptians having invented their picture-writing system called hieroglyphics. Although labeled as formal education, this kind of training could not meet the requirements of industrialization where a large pool of trained workers was needed. At the beginning of industrialization, the power loom, the locomotive, the sewing machine, and the telegraph were invented. The railroad system was developed. All these technologies put a strain on formal education, which was described as manual training at the time.

For thousands of years, students, including adult students, have been educated and trained according to the levels of technological developments in their societies. When did we get rid of the chalk board in our classroom settings? Even to this day, although computers have become ubiquitous in our classrooms, the chalkboard is still being used to complement and supplement the use of computers. This is not to say that the chalkboard will never become obsolete. Someday, it may be replaced by a new technology, such as Smart Boards, via which our instructors can demonstrate the teachings of any formulae in Math, Physics, or Chemistry. With educational and technological developments over time, there came into being great educators who have shaped the thinking of generations. From Aristotle, Plato, Confucius, Comenius, and Pestalozzi to Dewey and Knowles, these great educators have prescribed teaching methodologies that have helped make a difference in the education of our younger generations. Aristotle’s saying about education has been interpreted in different languages. In Chinese, it is understood as educators being able to teach or sharing a cup of water out of a bucket only if they have a full bucket of knowledge, experience, and skills. Comenius is considered as the father of pedagogy; he believed that the children should learn from things to words. Pestalozzi is considered as the father of manual training, and Dewey popularized a problem solving approach to education and “learn by doing,” which was actually advanced two thousand years ago by Confucius. All these methods of education have focused on pedagogy instead of andragogy; andragogy has brought revolution to education and training. Indeed, the revolution brought to education and training was considered as the chief contribution of the father of adult education, Malcolm Knowles. In this post-industrialization society characterized by the fast pace of change, it is no longer appropriate to emphasize the verb “teach” even in our elementary schools where children are capable of multi-tasking. Some are able to teach themselves regarding the use of a new technology such as the iPad intuitively. Self-directed learning as a learning skill or style is possessed not only by adults, but also by children. Times have changed and our students have changed the way they acquire knowledge, skills, and experience. Educators and parents alike must be concerned with how students can be “educated” in this changing technological society. If it is not appropriate to use the verb “educate,” then what would be the new term to replace it? If instructors are not supposed to “teach” students, can the verb “facilitate” be used to replace it on all occasions? One conspicuous change in our changing society is that education in the 21st century is often delivered electronically. College courses are being delivered through computer screens to bring convenience and flexibility unimagined 30 or 40 years ago. E-learning powered by technology has permeated our elementary schools, middle schools, and high schools. Education without the proper use of technology in the new century would be unthinkable, yet in some societies, schools ban laptops from schools.  A famous U.S. journalist once said, “you think you know the situation, but the situation you know has changed.” What is conveyed in this message reinforces that change is the constant in our society. Above all, education and technology are the primary drivers of our changing society.  A Chinese proverb indicates, “if you want one year of prosperity, grow grain; if you want ten years of prosperity, grow trees; if you want one hundred years of prosperity, grow people (education).”  Indeed, education is for our long term development of our changing society, and technology invented by humans serves to complement and supplement education.

Educators and scholars enjoy labeling themselves as “K-12 educators,” “human resource development instructors,” “adult educators,” or “Kings or Queens” of the use of technology in the new century.  In fact, learners, regardless of their age differences, acquire knowledge, skills, and attitudes through the same senses. The only difference lies in the context in which adults learn and the context in which pre-adults learn. Technology used to be sophisticated and difficult to operate. Now, as humans receive more education, it has become much easier to use technology. Ten years ago, web developers had to use computer language to launch websites; now, a fifth grader can create a website by using Word Press in 20 minutes. Therefore, it is no longer appropriate to label ourselves as educators at a certain level.  Then, is it appropriate to use the term K-20 education, or even K-70 education, to describe our roles as educators in the field of education and technology? The mission of this definitive book is to have all leading authors with a diverse educational and technological background address pertinent perennial issues and concerns involving education and technology in our changing society. Too many books have focused narrowly on certain segments of education and technology. Thus far, we cannot find an encyclopedia that addresses in depth and with breadth the pertinent perennial issues and concerns that help push forward our society. Such a book may sound ambitious. Given your expertise in education and technology, a multiple volume encyclopedia can be turned into a reality. Should you review the theme of this book, you would not need my suggested specific chapter titles regarding education and technology in a changing society. I welcome and embrace your research topics, knowing that you have been conducting research regarding those issues and concerns you truly wish to address.

Objective of the Encyclopedia

The Encyclopedia of Education and Technology in a Changing Society will feature full length chapters (around 5,000 words per chapter) authored by leading experts offering an in-depth description of concepts related to different areas, issues, and trends in education and technology at all levels in this changing society. Additionally, this volume will provide a compendium of terms, definitions, and explanations of concepts, processes, and acronyms.




Given the broad theme of this volume, contributing authors may determine their own research topics and send their chapter proposals to the editor for consideration for inclusion in the volume. This volume intends to address all pertinent issues and concerns in education and technology in our changing society. As long as you practice in the field of education and technology, send to the editor what you believe are important research topics waiting to be developed.


Submission Procedure


Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before February 28, 2013 a chapter proposal clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. More than one chapter proposal from well-established researchers and practitioners is welcome. Authors of accepted proposals will be notified by March 15, 2013 through April 10, 2013 about the status of their proposals and sent guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by June 30, 2013. All submitted chapters will be reviewed in a double-blind review process. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project.




This encyclopedia is scheduled to be published by IGI Global.  For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit  This publication is anticipated to be released in late 2013 or early 2014.



Important Dates

February 28, 2013: Proposal Submission Deadline

March 15 – April10, 2013: Notification of Acceptance

June 30, 2013: Full Chapter Submission

July15, 2013: Review Results Returned

July, 30, 2013: Final Chapter Submission

Editorial Advisory Board Members:


Cynthia J. Benton, State University of  New York, USA

Stephen D. Brookfield, University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis, MN, USA

Patricia Cranton, University of New Brunswick, Canada

Leona English, St. Francis Xavier University, Canada

John Henschke, Lindenwood University, USA

John Hope, University of Auckland, New Zealand

Catherine McLoughlin, Australian Catholic University, Australia

Olutoyin Mejiuni, Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife, Nigeria

Peter Mayo, University of Malta, Republic of Malta

Vivian Mott, East Carolina University, USA

Pat Maslin-Ostrowski, Florida Atlantic University, USA

Judith Parker, Columbia University, USA

Gregory Petty, University of Tennessee, USA

Lawrence Tomei, Robert Morris University, USA

Teresa Torres-Coronas, UniversitatRoviraiVirgili, Spain

Maria Witte, Auburn University, USA


Inquiries and submissions can be forwarded electronically (Word document) to:

Victor C.X. Wang at



Chapter Organizational Guidelines (word count per chapter: around 5,000)


For consistency, it is best that you adhere as much as possible to the following guidelines when preparing your research paper:



As academic research paper, your paper will need to include an abstract, consisting of approximately 100-150 words, which will provide your readers with an overview of the content of your paper.  It is important that your abstract clearly states the purpose of your paper and summarizes the content. 



In this section, you will want to describe the general perspective of your paper. Toward the end of the introduction, you should specifically state your paper’s objectives.



In the section, you’ll want to provide broad definitions and discussions of the theory(ies) and incorporate views of other theorists into the discussion to support, refute, or demonstrate your position on the topic.


Main Thrust of your chapter/article (this should not be your section title; you determine a title based on the content of your main argument)


Here, you’ll want to present your perspective on the issues, controversies, problems, and so forth, as they relate to the theme and arguments supporting your position. Compare and contrast with what has been, or is currently being done, as it relates to your specific topic and the main theme of the book. You should discuss solutions and recommendations in dealing with the issues, controversies, or problems presented in the preceding section. Use other researchers’ and scholars’ findings to support or refute your position on the topic. The major concern is to voice your own critiques or analysis. When using other people’s work, synthesize it.


Future Trends

Future Trends section must include the following:

In this section, you should discuss future and emerging trends. You should provide insight about the future of the book’s theme from the perspective of your topic. Viability of a paradigm, model, implementation issues of proposed programs, and so forth, may be included in this section. If appropriate, you may want to suggest future research opportunities within the domain of the topic.



Here, you should provide a discussion on the overall coverage of the paper and include your concluding remarks.


References (comb through till you come to the  page  where you have key terms for your chapter)

It is your responsibility to ensure that all information in your paper that is taken from another source is substantiated with an in-text reference citation.  Please also note that your references must strictly follow APA (American Psychological Association) style. References should relate only to the material you actually cited within your paper (this is not a bibliography), and they should be listed in alphabetical order. Please do not include any abbreviations. As far as the number of references is concerned, although there is no “magic” adequate number of references, your paper should be supported by at least 15-25 fully documented references.


While some examples of references in APA style are included in the following pages, it is highly recommended that you reference an actual APA style manual (6th edition).  If you do not own an APA style manual, you may either 1) consult your library or 2) visit APA’s Web site to order your own copy:  It may also benefit you to consult the following pages of APA’s Web site for frequently asked questions and other tips:

Properly formatting sources in your reference list

Book with one author:

Author, A. A. (2005).Title of work (only first letter upper case).Location/City, State: Publisher.


Book with two authors:

Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (2005).Title of work.Location/City, State: Publisher.

Book with more than two authors:

Author, A. A., Author, B. B., & Author, C. C. (2005).Title of work.Location/City, State: Publisher.

Journal article:

Sawyer, S., & Tapia, A. (2005). The sociotechnical nature of mobile computing work: Evidence from a study of policing in the United States. International Journal of Technology and Human Interaction, 1(3), 1-14.

A publication in press:

Junho, S. (in press). Roadmap for e-commerce standardization in Korea.International Journal of IT Standards and Standardization Research.

Edited book:

Zhao, F. (Ed.).(2006). Maximize business profits through e-partnerships.Hershey, PA: IRM Press.

Paper in an edited book:

Jaques, P. A., &Viccari, R. M. (2006).Considering students’ emotions in computer-mediated learning environments. In Z. Ma (Ed.), Web-based intelligent e-learning systems: Technologies and applications (pp. 122-138). Hershey, PA: Information Science Publishing.

Report from a university:

Broadhurst, R. G., &Maller, R. A. (1991).Sex offending and recidivism (Tech. Rep. No. 3).Nedlands, Western Australia: University of Western Australia, Crime Research Centre.

Published proceedings:

Deci, E. L., & Ryan, R. M. (1991). A motivational approach to self: Integration in personality. In R. Dienstbier (Ed.), Nebraska Symposium on Motivation: Vol. 38. Perspectives on motivation (pp. 237-288). Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press.

Unpublished doctoral dissertation or master’s thesis:

Wilfley, D. (1989). Interpersonal analyses of bulimia: Normal-weight and obese. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, University of Missouri, Columbia.


A presented paper:

Lanktree, C., &Briere, J. (1991, January).Early data on the Trauma Symptom Checklist for Children (TSC-C).Paper presented at the meeting of the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children, San Diego, CA.

Web site:

VandenBos, G., Knapp, S., & Doe, J. (2001). Role of reference elements in the selection of resources by psychology undergraduates.Journal of Bibliographic Research, 5, 117-123. Retrieved  from

Properly formatting in-text citations

When citing a source in your text, you will need to state the authors’ surnames along with the year of publication.  Please note the following:


        If you have several references cited within the same parenthesis, the citations should be listed in alphabetical order. You’ll note that 1) each citation is separated by a semicolon, and 2) ampersands (&) are used instead of the word “and.”

Example: In most organizations, data resources are considered to be a major resource (Brown, 2002; Krall & Johnson, 2005; Smith, 2001).


        If an author’s name is mentioned directly within the text of your paper as part of a sentence, please note that only the year is placed within parenthesis.

Example: Brown (2002) states that the value of data is recognized by most organizations.


        If you directly quote another individual’s work, you must also provide the page of the source from which the quote was taken.

Example:“In most organizations, data resources are considered to be a major organization asset” (Smith, 2001, pp. 35-36) and must be carefully monitored by the senior management.

Example:Brown (2002) states that “the value of data is realized by most organizations” (p. 45).


        Under NO circumstances should in-text citations be numbered.

Incorrect: In most organizations, data resources are considered to be a major resource [15; 30; 84].

Correct: In most organizations, data resources are considered to be a major resource (Brown, 2002; Krall & Johnson, 2005; Smith, 2001).


        If a direct quote that you wish to include in your paper is more than 40 words long, please be sure to format your quote as a block quote (a block quote uses no quotation marks, and its margins are indented from the left; also, you’ll notice that the period at the end of the sentence comes before the parenthetical in-text citation):

Example: As an ever-growing number of people around the world have gained access to e-mail and Internet facilities, it has become clear that the communicative environment provided by these tools can foster language learning. E-mail facilitates access to speakers of one’s target language. (Vinagre&Lera, 2007, p. 35)


Key Terms and Definitions


List 7-10 key terms from your chapter and define them in your own words.





altc2013, the 20th annual conference
of the Association for Learning Technology, has been extended to
midnight on Sunday 10 March 2013. The conference will be held at the
East Midlands Conference Centre, University of Nottingham, from 10-12
September 2013.


Submit a proposal

Submit a proposal to altc2013 using Open Conference Systems.

The deadline for proposals has been extended to Midnight GMT on Sunday 10 March 2013.

Whether you’ve been involved in ALT for years, are new to the learning technology domain, or are an experienced practitioner, supplier, funder, policy maker, researcher, writer, or presenter from other fields, please take the time to review the call and guidelines below. With your help the 2013 ALT Conference can be a truly outstanding, influential, and enjoyable event internationally.

Categories of submissions

We welcome submissions of two broad types:

1. An abstract of up to 500 words describing either a Standard Presentation (15 minutes), Extended Presentation (30 minutes), or a Long Presentation (60 minutes). All abstracts will appear in the online Conference Abstracts Handbook.

2. A full Research Paper of up to 5000 words, for publication in the peer-reviewed Conference Proceedings of altc2013, together with a 500 word ‘long abstract’ (which will appear in the online Conference Abstracts Handbook), and a 200 word standard abstract.

Calls and Guidelines

Provided below are links to comprehensive documents for you to refer to prior to writing or submitting a proposal, and for you to make use of during the subsequent editing process if your proposal is successful. Please read the relevant information carefully.

Call and guidelines for the submission of Research Papers
2013 Research Paper Template
Call and guidelines for non-research abstracts

Key dates

  • Calls and Guidelines issued December 2012
  • Proposals accepted from January 2013
  • Submissions close 10 March 2013
  • Registration opens March 2013
  • Presenters’ registration deadline June 2013
  • Earlybird registration deadline July 2013
  • Registrations close in August 2013
  • altc2013 will take place on September 10th-12th 2013


Oct. 24-26, 2013
Dallas, TX

Submission deadline is March 1, 2013

Notification of acceptance by April 15, 2013

Today’s unique learner thrives in environments that are collaborative, centered on real-world issues, and visually and technologically rich. To meet students’ needs, educators know that they cannot teach the way they have in the past; they must update their instruction and design learning experiences that are both mentally and physically active. Adhering to these principles, Kappa Delta Pi seeks conference presenters who will engage attendees in innovative ways, create highly interactive sessions, and provide opportunities for application and use of the information.

Kappa Delta Pi strives to ensure that 2013 Convo attendees have learning opportunities which provide meaningful and timely information that advances their professional skills and understanding. Following peer review, the highest-quality presentations that best fit the framework of the Convocation will be added to the program. Though the number of presentations is limited, KDP encourages a wide variety of submissions for each type of opportunity to present.

Types of presentation Your choices are: (1) traditional workshop setting on a topic that fits one of three conference strands, (2) either of two poster sessions (one specifically about excellent KDP chapter programs and the other about best practices in the PreK-12 setting, or (3) research roundtable format specifically for first-time presenters.

Workshops will be 50 minutes in length. Ideally, the presenter(s) should speak for no more than 20 minutes, allowing 30 minutes for interactivity within each session.

For full infomation go to

Creative Management of Small Public Libraries in the 21st Century

Book Publisher: Scarecrow Press

Co-editor: Carol Smallwood, public libraries consultant; Library Management Tips That Work, ed., (ALA Editions, 2011);  Library Services for Multicultural Patrons to Encourage Library Use co-ed., (Scarecrow Press, 2013)

Co-editor:  Lawrence Grieco, library director, Gilpin County Public Library, Black Hawk, Colorado; Key Contact,  Association for Rural & Small Libraries; contributor, Bringing the Arts into the Library: An Outreach Handbook (ALA Editions, 2013)

Chapters sought for an anthology by practicing public librarians and LIS faculty in the United States and Canada: creative, practical how-to chapters for a handbook on strengthening small and rural public libraries as centers of communities serving populations under 25,000. Possible topics: fostering positive staff attitudes; making an inviting atmosphere; successful living endowments; programming; handling patrons, volunteers, meetings;  using technology; effective networking; staff evaluations; professional development; needs assessment surveys.

Concise, how-to chapters based on experience to help colleagues totaling 3,000-4,000 words, or two chapters that come to 3,000-4,000 words. No previously published or simultaneously submitted material. One, two, or three authors per chapter; if two chapters they are to be by the same author(s).  A complimentary copy per 3,000-4,000 word accepted submission as compensation, discount on more.

Please e-mail titles of  2-3 topics each described in 2 sentences by March 31, 2013 with brief biography sketch(s);  place SMALL and Last Name on the subject line to:

The International Conference on E-Technologies and Business on the Web (EBW2013)

Submission Deadline: March 20, 2013
The International Conference on E-Technologies and Business on the Web (EBW2013)
University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce (UTCC), Bangkok, Thailand

The main objective of this conference is to provide a medium for professionals, engineers, academicians, scientists, and researchers from over the world to present the result of their research activities in the field of Computer Science, Engineering and Information Technology.

Recommended topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
:: -The latest trends in web services
:: Anti-cyberterrorism
:: Applications of e-commerce service
:: Barriers to E-Business Adoption
:: Business Technology Intelligence
:: Business-oriented E-Commerce
:: Co-production in e-commerce service
:: Collaborative commerce
:: Computational Intelligence
:: Confidentiality Protection
:: Consumer Electronics
:: Consumer-oriented E-Commerce
:: Critical Computing and Storage
:: Critical Infrastructure Management
:: Cryptography and Data Protection
:: Cryptography for enabling E-Commerce
:: Cryptography for enabling e-commerce
:: Customer relationship management
:: Data Mining
:: Data mining and business intelligence
:: Digital Data Mining
:: Digital Economy
:: Digital Enterprises
:: Digital Innovation Management
:: Digital Libraries
:: Digital Management products
:: Digital economics, and digital content
:: Distributed and Parallel Applications
:: E-Business
:: E-Business Applications and Software
:: E-Commerce Strategy Implementation
:: E-Commerce Technology
:: E-Commerce in developing countries
:: E-Communities
:: E-Learning
:: E-Logistics
:: E-Services
:: E-business applications
:: E-commerce business models
:: E-commerce payment systems
:: E-commerce technology adoption
:: E-commerce, e-business strategies
:: E-government
:: E-tailing and multi-channel selling
:: EDI and the Internet
:: Economics issues of e-commerce
:: Evolution of e-commerce
:: Future development of e-business
:: Fuzzy and Neural Network Systems
:: Global E-Commerce
:: IT Management
:: Internet payment systems
:: M-commerce and pervasive computing
:: Marketing on the Web
:: Mobile Commerce
:: Network Security
:: Practices and cases in e-commerce
:: Production of knowledge economy
:: Semantic Web, Ontologies
:: Sensor Networks and Social Sensing
:: Soft Computing Techniques
:: Supply chain management
:: Trust or security for e-Commerce
:: Web Applications
:: Web advertising and Web Publishing
:: XML-Based Languages


Submission Date ————- March 20, 2013
Notification of acceptance — 4 weeks from the submission date or April 20
Camera Ready submission —– April 30, 2013
Registration —————- April 30, 2013
Conference dates ———— May 7-9, 2013

Inquiries can be forwarded to:
Joy Bautista
The Society of Digital Information and Wireless Communications (SDIWC)

Sallie Bingham Center for Women’s History and Culture Mary Lily Research Grants for research travel to use our collections:

The Sallie Bingham Center for Women’s History and Culture, part of the Rubenstein Library at Duke University, announces the availability of Mary Lily Research Grants for research travel to use our collections:

The Sallie Bingham Center documents the public and private lives of women through a wide variety of published and unpublished sources. Collections of personal papers, family papers, and organizational records complement print sources such as books and periodicals. Particular strengths of the Sallie Bingham Center are feminism in the U.S., women’s prescriptive literature from the 19th & 20th centuries, girls’ literature, zines, artist’s books by women, gender & sexuality, and the history & culture of women in the South.

Mary Lily Research grants are available to any faculty member, graduate or undergraduate student, or independent scholar with a research project requiring the use of women’s history materials held by the Sallie Bingham Center. Grant money may be used for travel and living expenses while pursuing research at the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library. Applicants must live outside of a 100-mile radius from Durham, NC. The maximum award per applicant is $1,000.

The deadline for application is March 29, 2013 by 5:00 PM EST. Recipients will be announced in April 2013. Grants must be used between May 1, 2013 and June 30, 2014.

For more information and to download a copy of the application form, please visit:

Laura Micham, Merle Hoffman Director
Sallie Bingham Center for Women’s History and Culture
Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Box 90185, Duke University
Durham, NC 27708-0185

Phone: 919-660-5828
Fax: 919-660-5934

We are renovating! Starting on January 7, 2013, please visit us in our reading room on the 3rd floor of Perkins Library (PDF map<>). Our collections will be moving through February 17, 2013. During this time, please contact us to request materials at least four days in advance of any research visit. For information on other service changes, hours, and additional details necessary for planning your research visit on or after January 7, 2013, please visit our “Information for Researchers & Visitors” website<>.