Monthly Archives: April 2014

International Conference on Digital Security and Forensics (DigitalSec2014)

VSB-Technical University of Ostrava, Czech Republic
June 24-26, 2014
The proposed conference with the theme ” The International Conference on Digital Security and Forensics (DigitalSec2014) that will be held at VSB-Technical University of Ostrava, Czech Republic on June 24-26, 2014. The event will be held over three days, with presentations delivered by researchers from the international community, including presentations from keynote speakers and state-of-the-art lectures.
The conference welcomes papers on the following (but not limited to) research topics:
• Access Controls
• Antenna Systems and Design
• Anti-cyberterrorism
• Assurance of Service
• Biometrics Technologies
• Channel Modeling and Propagation
• Cloud Computing
• Coding for Wireless Systems
• Computational Intelligence
• Computer Crime Prevention and Detection
• Computer Forensics
• Computer Security
• Confidentiality Protection
• Critical Computing and Storage
• Critical Infrastructure Management
• Cryptography and Data Protection
• Data Compression
• Data Management in Mobile Peer-to-Peer Networks
• Data Mining
• Data Stream Processing in Mobile/Sensor Networks
• Digital Communications
• Distributed and Parallel Applications
• E-Government
• E-Learning
• E-Technology
• Embedded Systems and Software
• Forensics, Recognition Technologies and Applications
• Fuzzy and Neural Network Systems
• Green Computing
• Grid Computing
• Information Technology Human Resources
• Information Technology Infrastructure
• Information Technology Strategies
• Mobile Networking, Mobility and Nomadicity
• Mobile Social Networks
• Mobile, Ad Hoc and Sensor Network Management
• Multimedia Computing
• Multiuser and Multiple Access Schemes
• National Policies and Standards
• Network Security
• Optical Wireless Communications
• Peer-to-Peer Social Networks
• Quality of Service, Scalability and Performance
• Resource Allocation over Wireless Networks
• Security; Authentication and Cryptography for Wireless Networks
• Signal Processing Techniques and Tools
• Software and Cognitive Radio
• System Development and Implementation
• Technology Developments
• Technology Futures
• Wireless Communications
• Wireless System Architectures and Applications
• Wireless Traffic and Routing Ad-hoc Networks
All registered papers will be included in SDIWC Digital Library, and in the proceedings of the conference. 
Event email ad:
Important Dates:
Submission Deadline             : May 25, 2014
Notification of Acceptance     : June 04, 2014 or 4 weeks from the submission date
Camera Ready Submission   : June 14, 2014
Registration Date                  : June 14, 2014 however, it is recommended to do it few days before
Conference Dates                 : June 24-26, 2014

Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian

Now accepting manuscript submissions
for volume 33(4). The submission deadline is June 30, 2014.

B&SS Librarian is a peer-reviewed, quarterly journal focusing on all aspects of
behavioral and social sciences information with emphasis on librarians,
libraries and users of social science information in libraries and information
centers including the following subject areas:
Communication Studies
Criminal Justice
Ethnic Studies
Political Science
Social Work
Women’s Studies

And including the following areas of focus:
Publishing trends
User behavior
Public service
Indexing and abstracting
Collection Development and evaluation
Library Administration/management
Reference and library instruction
Descriptive/critical analysis of information resources

Please consider Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian as the journal for your

The journal’s website includes Instructions to Authors at:

Please send all submissions and questions to the editor at:

Access Services Conference 2014, 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 2014, 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, Georgia from November 12-14, 2014.

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.  This year we encourage proposals addressing the theme “Academic Success through Access Services.”

We invite program proposals from March 17 until 5pm, May 2, 2014. 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 May 19, 2014.  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


LITA/ALCTS Marc Formats Transition Interest Group

The LITA/ALCTS Marc Formats Transition Interest Group invites proposals for presentations for its session at the 2014 ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. The meeting will take place on Saturday, June 28th, from 3pm to 4pm. It will be held in the Las Vegas Convention Center Room N111.

Proposals may be between 15 to 30 minutes in length. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

* Harvesting bibliographic data from MARC records for use in discovery tools, next-gen catalogs and other applications
* Transforming MARC data to other metadata schemes (BIBFRAME, Dublin Core, EAD, VRA, etc…)
* Using data from MARC records with data from linked data sources
* Discussions of recent MARC changes, RDA in MARC or ongoing problems or complexities of the standard.
* Other unconventional projects using MARC data.

Proposals should be e-mailed to Sarah Weeks ( or Stacie Traill ( by Friday, May 9, 2014. Please include presentation title, summary, amount of time needed for the presentation, and the names, titles and contact information for the presenter(s).

International Journal of Interactive Communication Systems and Technologies (IJICST)


Mission of IJICST:

The mission of the International Journal of Interactive Communication Systems and Technologies (IJICST) is to explore multidimensional relationships between Internet-based social interaction technologies and broadening the interdisciplinary body of knowledge pertaining to various aspects of existing and evolving interactive communication systems, applications, tools, and techniques. Fulfilling this mission, the journal offers a forum for the exchange of ideas and practices and brings together international experts from the fields and disciplines such as communication, human-computer interaction, social psychology, knowledge management, journalism and media, advertising, marketing, public relations, education, and law conducting research in social media, social computing, social informatics, interactive information systems and other areas of inquiry.

Coverage of IJICST:

IJICST seeks original contributions reflecting a broad spectrum of existing and emerging Internet-based social interaction technologies, including their applications, functions, and conceptualizations. The journal embraces an array of theoretical and investigative approaches ranging from empirical, interpretive, historical, discursive, critical, as well as other research perspectives and utilizes both qualitative and quantitative methodologies.

Topics can be drawn from, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Applications, platforms, components, devices, and interfaces of interactive communication systems and technologies
  • Background, histories, and the development of interactive communication systems and technologies
  • Concepts, contexts and trends of interactive communication systems and technologies
  • Design and assessment of interactive communication systems and technology applications
  • Diffusion and convergence of interactive communication systems and technologies
  • Ethical issues associated with interactive communication systems and technologies
  • Impact of interactive communication systems and technologies on civil society
  • Impact of interactive communication systems and technologies on cultural diversity
  • Impact of interactive communication systems and technologies on organizations
  • Implications of adoption of interactive communication systems and technologies
  • Innovative and creative applications of interactive communication systems and technologies
  • Interactive communication systems and technologies and globalization
  • Interactive communication systems and technologies and health communication
  • Interactive communication systems and technologies and real-time interpersonal communication
  • Interactive communication systems and technologies and the nonprofit sector
  • Interactive communication systems and technologies for business
  • Interactive communication systems and technologies for teaching and learning
  • Interactive communication systems and technologies in higher and K-12 education
  • Interactive communication systems and technologies in marketing and advertising
  • Interactive communication systems and technologies in public relations
  • Interactive communication systems and technologies in small group settings
  • Issues, viewpoints, and perspectives on interactive communication systems and technologies
  • Learning or work environments and spaces in interactive communication systems and technologies
  • Legal issues associated with interactive communication systems and technologies
  • Theories, design philosophies, visions, principles, and functionalities of interactive communication systems and technologies
  • Usability of interactive communication systems and technologies

Interested authors should consult the journal’s manuscript submission guidelines

International Journal of Web-Based Learning and Teaching Technologies (IJWLTT)


Mission of IJWLTT:

The mission of the International Journal of Web-Based Learning and Teaching Technologies (IJWLTT) is to contribute to the broadening of the overall body of knowledge regarding the multi-dimensional aspects of Web-based technologies in contemporaneous educational contexts, assisting researchers, practitioners, and decision makers to design more effective learning systems and scenarios. IJWLTT explores the technical, social, cultural, organizational, human, cognitive, and commercial impact of technology. In addition, IJWLTT endeavors a broad range of authors and expands the dialogue to address the interplay among the diverse and disparate interests affected by technology in education. The journal seeks to explore the impact of Web-based technology on the design, implementation and evaluation of the learning and teaching process, as well as the development of new activities, relationships, skills, and competencies for the various actors implied in such processes.

Coverage of IJWLTT:

The International Journal of Web-Based Learning and Teaching Technologies (IJWLTT) focuses on the dimensions of reporting about developing new WBLT technologies and uses, and also sharing educational experiences and situations including (but not limited to) distance learning, collaborative work, constructivist approaches in on-line class-rooms, designing blended learning and programs, importance of dialogue in distance education programs, CSCL, network learning, etc. IJWLTT also covers aspects such as models and frameworks for the pedagogical design of courses including or supported by WBLT technologies, and for issuing and evaluating educational policies in institutions, and for organizing and managing training policies or departments in companies. Issues in methodologies for the training of teachers and trainers, for the building of multi-disciplinary teams for distance and on-line program administration and delivery are also included in the coverage. Topics to be discussed in the journal include, but are not limited to the following:

  Best practices

  Building multi-disciplinary teams for Web-based learning and teaching

  Building Web-based learning communities

  Constructivist approaches to Web-based learning and teaching

  Decision making in implementing Web-based learning and teaching

  Knowledge building using Web-based learning and teaching technologies

  Management side of Web-based learning and teaching

  Network learning using WLTT

  Project management for implementing WLTT

  Related issues that impact the overall utilization and management of Web-based technologies in education

  Web-based CSCL

  Web-based technologies enabled pedagogical scenarios

  Web-based technologies enabled pedagogical systems and programs

  WLTT implementation: models, methods, and frameworks

Interested authors should consult the journal’s manuscript submission guidelines


Technology Speed-dating Session at ALA Annual

LITA/ALCTS Library Code Year IG wants you to be a part of their technology speed-dating session at ALA Annual in Las Vegas on Saturday June 28th 2014 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.!


What is technology speed-dating? Part informational, part discussion, completely useful. Several experts will be stationed around our meeting room and talk about a specific topic, software, piece of code, programming language, etc. to attendees for an allotted amount of time and then they will rotate to a different expert until our time ends. Depending on the number of experts we get to participate, the allotted amount may range from 3 to 10 minutes max; our back-up format, if needed, is lightning talks. Our session is 90 minutes but the technology speed-dating will be for 60 minutes and is meant to be a more casual, conversational, learning experience.

What are you knowledgeable in? Using Python or Ruby, Drupal or WordPress? Have you written a useful script? Can you explain a code snippet to non-techies well? Have you modified a Kinect or other hardware for library purposes? Sign up to be an expert at our Library Code Year Interest Group meeting!

Get back to us by May 15th with your idea(s) to sign up to be an expert for our technology speed-dating. Also, consider forwarding this to someone you know, and are possibly thinking of right now, who would be a great expert too!




Emily Flynn

Metadata & eResources Librarian


Chris Strauber

Humanities Research and Instruction Librarian

Tisch Library, Tufts University

Cataloging Norms Interest Group

ALCTS CaMMS Cataloging Norms Interest Group seeks speakers to present at ALA Annual in Las Vegas on Saturday, June 28th, 2014 at 10:30-11:30.


Cataloging Norms Interest Group offers a forum for the exploration, communication, and exchange of ideas and best practices on the dynamics of cataloging/metadata norms and workflows in the hybrid environment.


Presentation topics should be of current interest to catalogers, cataloging managers and administrators, and be approximately 15-20 minutes in length. Additional time will be allowed for questions and discussion. Topic possibilities include:      


•         Evolution, definition, and functions of the catalog and cataloging norms

•         Emerging concepts and implementations of “next generation catalogs”

•         Cataloging and metadata in hybrid and digital libraries

•         Changes in catalogers’ workflows

•         Quality control and benchmarking

•         How end users’ expectations and behaviors affect cataloging norms

•         Metadata records and elements in different contexts

•         Impact of web norms on cataloging norms

•         Cataloging education/continuing education

•         Cataloging department collaboration with other library units

•         RDA: integration of records, training


Please email proposal abstracts to co-chairs by Friday, May 9, 2014. If you have questions, please contact us. We look forward to hearing from you!


Cataloging Norms Co-Chairs,


Janet Ahrberg

Associate Professor/Catalog Librarian

Oklahoma State University


Emily Flynn

Metadata & eResources Librarian


Professing Feminism:Teaching Through the Digital Divide

Call for Submissions
Deadline: Dec. 15, 2014
Page limit 15-25 pages
Format: Email articles in MLA style. Double spaced.MSWord attachments only.
Professing Feminism, inspired by our own online teaching experiences in for-profit and not-for-profit higher education, will be a path-breaking anthology exploring feminist pedagogy and feminist content in online courses. Have you had experience teaching feminism online? How can your shared experience help facilitate the inclusionof feminist pedagogy and feminist content in the growth of online teaching thatis rapidly mushrooming?
We are open to essays that both critique and positively evaluate the potential for professing feminism in online work, in a variety of contexts. Submissions can cover any aspect of the experience of feminism, feminist pedagogy, online teaching and online learning.
We are especially interested in articles that address the following topics:
Enacting a feministpedagogy in online courses
Feminism and for-profit schools
Teaching other people’s feminism (teaching from prewritten courses in for-profit or not-for-profit online programs).
Providing feminist context in classes that include women’s literature, but provide no feminist context to the works.
Men and feminism in online classes.
Encouraging feminism in composition classes (or any classes where feminist content is rarely found or emphasized).
Academic hierarchy and feminism in online schools.
Feminist collaboration:issues of isolation, networking and publishing as an online adjunct
Addressing the stigma of teaching online and the divide between online and on ground schools and instructors.
Addressing the negative perceptions of online teaching.
The role of feminism in the new model of online teaching and for-profit schools
Feminism’s role withinthe job preparation emphasis in online schools
About the Editors:
Melissa Rigney has over 10 years online teaching and course development experience in both for-profit and not-for-profit higher education. In addition to a PhD in English from the University of Nebraska. She also has an M.S in Educational Technology from Texas A&M.
Batya Weinbaum holds a doctorate in English from University of Massachusetts at Amherst. She has been teaching feminism online since 2007, and has been editing the journal Femspec since1997. Her scholarship, including writings on feminist pedagogy, has appeared in numerous venues, including Transformations, a journal of inclusive teaching practices. She has published three scholarly books, including a book with University of Texas Press, and has been included in numerous scholarly anthologies.

Disaster Management and Contingency Planning in Modern Libraries


Proposal Submission Deadline: May 30, 2014


A book edited by

Emy Decker (AUC-Robert W. Woodruff Library)

Jennifer Townes (AUC-Robert W. Woodruff Library)


To be published by IGI Global:


For release in Advances in Library and Information Science Book series

ISSN: 2326-4136


The Advances in Library and Information Science Book Series aims to expand the body of library science literature by covering a wide range of topics affecting the profession and field at large. The series also seeks to provide readers with an essential resource for uncovering the latest research in library and information science management, development, and technologies



Library and archives disaster planning and contingency management go by many names: emergency planning, risk assessment, business continuity, etc. Awareness has increased over the past fifteen years, and now disaster planning is an ever-growing presence in modern consciousness. Any type of contingency planning for libraries is important because we are building more and more evidence that preparedness is possible, even if prevention is not. In general, anything involving extensive damage to the collections falls into the “disaster” category. However, it is important to draw a distinction between small-scale disasters, such as a burst pipe, and large-scale disasters, such as a category 5 hurricane. A naturally occurring disaster is an act of nature (tornadoes, hurricanes, earthquakes), as opposed to an anthropogenic disaster, which is caused or produced by humans (war, censorship, arson). The myriad ways in which we define disaster indicate our inability to predict them, and therefore we will never be able to prevent them. What we can do is prepare the one variable we do have control over: ourselves. By exploring disasters of different scale and devastation, we can begin to develop more complete and efficient disaster plans for our cultural institutions.

The literature about disaster planning has not given close examination to the different types of disasters to befall libraries, thus this book is based on emerging research and events exemplified by case studies. Contributions to this edited volume will explore libraries impacted by disasters of different scales, ranging from small to catastrophic and disasters of different types, from naturally occurring to anthropogenic.


Objective of the Book

This compendium of emerging research about disaster mitigation and contingency planning will better inform disaster planning at the design level. Additionally, this book will serve as a resource for those who have already experienced disaster and the ideas put forth will potentially spur positive change in organizational culture. This book will investigate the impact of large and small scale disasters — both anthropogenic and natural in origin — on libraries. Readers will learn from the experiences of others, expand their definition of disaster, and create or redesign their own disaster plans.


Target Audience

Our publication will benefit librarians, library staff, archivists, curators, students, local/state/national disaster preparedness professionals, private collectors, and corporations which store/archive collections.


Recommended topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

Contributors are welcome to submit chapters on the following topics relating to library disaster management and contingency planning:


         Disaster management and contingency planning in libraries

         Changes to disaster planning and recovery post-2000

         Library safety measures

         Changes to library materials conservation and restoration post-2000

         Emerging disaster management theory

         Emerging contingency planning theory

         Lessons learned from small scale disasters (broken pipes, fires, vandalism, storms, etc.)

         Lessons learned from large scale disasters (September 11th, Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy, the Indonesian tsunami, Typhoon Haiyan, the Haitian earthquake, etc.)

         Social implications of disaster preparedness and management

         Public, academic, and private libraries and archives experiences with disaster of any scale

         Naturally occurring disasters

         Anthropogenic disasters

         Challenges/crises not commonly included in disaster plans

         Financial disaster planning (recession, staff cuts, effect on digital projects, etc.)

         Electronic backup failure (loss of backup servers, born-digital data, electrical surges, etc.)


Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before May 30, 2014, a 2-3 page chapter proposal clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Proposals should be submitted through the link at the bottom of this page. Authors of accepted proposals will be notified by July 30, 2014 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by September 30, 2014. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project. Proposals should be submitted through the link at the bottom of this page.



This book is scheduled to be 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 This book is anticipated to be released in 2015.


Important Dates

May 30, 2014:                                    Proposal Submission Deadline

July 30, 2014:                                     Notification of Acceptance

September 30, 2014:                    Full Chapter Submission

November 30, 2014:                     Review Results Returned

February 15, 2015:                          Final Chapter Submission


Inquiries can be forwarded to

Emy Decker and Jennifer Townes

Atlanta University Center – Robert W. Woodruff Library

111 James P. Brawley Drive SW, Atlanta, GA 30314

Tel.: (404) 978-2087, (404) 978-2053



Propose a chapter here