Monthly Archives: February 2015

17th Distance Library Services Conference

The 17th Distance Library Services Conference is heading to Pittsburgh in 2016, and we want you to help build on over 30 years of thought-provoking contributions in the field of distance librarianship.


The DLS Conference is the library profession’s premier event for sharing research, ideas, and best practices in providing library resources and services at a distance or online. Topic areas include but are not limited to:






Collection development


Customer service

Digital resources

Document delivery

Embedded librarians

Emerging technologies

Information literacy





Mobile technologies

Organizational change


Professional development



Social media


User experience

Web development


Session formats include Contributed Papers, Poster Sessions and Workshops.


The professional benefits of presenting at the DLS Conference include:

If you have a topic of interest to distance librarianship, please visit for more information about submitting a proposal. The submission deadline is April 7, 2015.  


International Conference on Advanced Technology and Sciences (ICAT’15),

On behalf of the Organizing Committee of the International Conference on Advanced Technology and Sciences (ICAT’15), we are pleased to invite you to participate in this event that will be held on August 04-07, 2015 in Antalya, (Turkey) where the center of tourism and one of  the most important historical place of Turkey.

ICAT’15 conference covers studies about Electronics, Computer, Mechatronics and Energy and their branches.  ICAT 15 will be held in Antalya at Harrington Park Resort Hotel, which is at Konyaalti. Our participants will be accommodated at hotel with discounted fee. Our conference is held under the sponsorship of 11 different universities in Turkey and Europe.

ICAT 14 was completed very successfully in Antalya in 2014. It has received a great deal of attention from 65 different countries, and 454 articles were sent to our conference.

Selected accepted papers  will be published in 5 different journals which are mentioned at our web site.

In addition, post-conference tours will be organized for our participants so as to visit the historic and touristic  places.

Please note that the deadline for submitting  full paper is March 20, 2015.

Please visit our website for more information.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me. We hope this conference will be of your interest.

Best wishes,

ICAT’15 Organizing Committee

ICAT’15 Editorial Office – Contact Us
E-mail :
Phone : +90.507.617 04 76
Web :
Address: Selcuk University Faculty of Technology Campus 42031
Selcuklu, Konya-Turkey

OCLC Research Fellow

OCLC is a nonprofit library cooperative providing research, programs and services that help libraries share the world’s knowledge and the work of organizing it. The needs of our members guide our actions and investments. Through a shared governance structure, librarians manage and direct the cooperative.

OCLC Research is one of the world’s leading centers devoted exclusively to the challenges facing libraries and archives in a rapidly changing information technology environment. OCLC Research has a position for a Diversity Fellow. The Job ID is 2585 and the position description and application information are available at


The OCLC Research Fellow will be working on several research projects from Summer 2015-Summer 2016.  Our intent is to provide a rich learning experience.  The Diversity Fellow will have the opportunity to work on studies examining 1) how users are engaging with technology and content in order to identify ways libraries and librarians can better connect with those behaviors and 2) how libraries and librarians are responding to their research communities’ emerging needs for research collections and services that support contemporary modes of scholarship. 



Currently there are three ongoing projects in these areas. 

  1. Digital Visitors and Residents helps to identify the needs and motivations of students across educational stages when engaging with online services/resources, which will inform project and program designs to ensure maximum levels of uptake and engagement. Studies using the Digital Visitors and Residents framework are being replicated nationally and internationally.
  2. E-Research and Data: Opportunities for Library Engagement explores librarians’ early experiences designing and delivering research data services with the objective of informing practical, effective approaches for the larger academic community.  It also examines early strategic responses to e-Research and data needs on campus to inform future strategic approaches given campus community needs, infrastructure, resources, and expertise.
  3. Dissemination Information Packages for Information Reuse (DIPIR): examines how scholars are reusing data within three academic communities (social science, archaeology, and zoology) to identify how contextual information about the data that supports reuse can best be created and preserved. 

 Development opportunities include:

  • Developing and administering online surveys
  • Recruiting and conducting interviews with human subjects
  • Analyzing qualitative and quantitative data (e.g. surveys, server logs, interview transcripts, strategic documents, etc.)
  • Searching for and summarizing literature
  • Preparing papers and presentations


The following skills are required to accomplish the projects/tasks across the two projects.

  • Strong communication and analytical skills
  • Ability to work independently and meet deadlines
  • Experienced in Microsoft office programs
  • Familiarity with database design principles

The following skills are preferred:

  • Undergraduate or graduate research experience
  • Ability to quickly learn new software applications



Lynn Silipigni Connaway, Ph.D.

Senior Research Scientist

OCLC Research


Cell: 303-246-3623

Fax: 614-718-7378


Access 2015

Access is Canada’s premier library technology conference, bringing together librarians, technicians, developers, and programmers to discuss cutting-edge library technologies. This is the 22nd year of Access and we’re thrilled to bring the conference to Toronto, Ontario! AccessYYZ will be held at the beautiful Bram and Bluma Appel Salon at the Toronto Reference Library from September 8-11, 2015.

This year, we’re looking for the most innovative and creative ways that tech has been or could be implemented in your library – whether it’s big, small, or completely theoretical! Are you using a Raspberry Pi to build custom hardware? How might linked open data changing your day-to-day library services in the future? Have you been working to foster a renewed culture of tech exploration among your staff? We want to hear all about it! We would especially love to see proposals from public libraries, special libraries, and other places outside the ivory tower that are using library technologies in new and innovative ways.

In time-honoured Access tradition, we want to take advantage of the flexibility of single track conference planning by letting you propose your preferred session length and format. Let us know if you want to do a traditional talk, a poster presentation, a demo, Pecha Kucha, a lightning talk, a panel of experts or something completely different. Be creative!

To apply, please fill out the form here by March 20, 2015. If you need some extra inspiration, you can check out the 2014 conference program here. Make sure you take a gander at the Code of Conduct too, so you know what’ll fly.

If you have any questions, check out our site at or shoot us an email at

We’re looking forward to hearing from you!

Andrew Lockhart

On behalf of the Access 2015 Organizing Committee

Handbook of Research on Geographic Information Systems Applications and Advancements


Proposal Submission Deadline: March 30, 2015


A book edited by

Sami Faiz, (Computer Science, LTSIRS, ISAMM, Tunisia)

Khaoula Mahmoudi (Computer Science, LTSIRS, FSEGN, Tunisia)


To be published by IGI Global:


For release in the Advances in Geospatial Technologies (AGT) Book Series


ISSN: 2327-5715

Propose a chapter for this book


The geospatial technology field is a fast-paced, high growth industry that is involved in a variety of fields, including military planning, public health, land use, environmental protection, and Google Earth mapping. With such a diverse body of applications, the research in geospatial technologies is always evolving and new theories, methodologies, tools, and applications are being developed.Advances in Geospatial Technologies (AGT) Book Seriess is a reference source and outlet for research that discusses all aspects of geographic information, including areas such as geomatics, geodesy, GIS, cartography, remote sensing, and other areas. Because geospatial technologies are so pervasive in such a variety of areas, AGT also includes books that address interdisciplinary applications of the technologies.



Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are information systems managing geographic data. This management involves data acquisition, pre-processing, querying, analysis and output generation. All this processing is operated on the geographic data commonly stored in the Geographic Database (GDB).

Geographical data combine the spatial and factual features of the geographical entities. Factual data deal with the description of the entities e.g. name, cost, size, or an image of what the object looks like. Regarding the spatial data, they inform about the geographical position of the entity at hand and its shape. For a building, this would be its position in terms of coordinates and its shape may be polygon or point according to the mapping scale.

GIS applications are multiple and are continuously in increase. GIS is a vital tool for decision making in agriculture, crime prevention, business, land use and transportation planning, environmental protection, emergency response, and so on. Hence, GIS may support decision makers in monitoring the use of natural resources, discovering new market areas, etc.

Besides, research in the GIS is extensively in vogue. The scientific studies in this field are related to different matters such as spatio-temporel data acquisition, management, analysis, modeling, indexing, ontologies and so on. GIS is a multidisciplinary research area stemming from different research studies related to different disciplines such as, mathematics, geography and computer science, and has been studied by exploiting different techniques and approaches.


Objective of the Book

This book will provide students, academics and scientific researchers with relevant theoretical frameworks and consistent insight of advances related to the GIS field. The publication will focus also on the importance of GIS towards application goals by showing its impact in both private and public organizations in different fields.


Target Audience

The target audience of this book will be composed of:

– the researchers working on different topics related to the GIS field

– the academic institutions

– the professionals generating and managing geographic data, and concerned with GIS matters

– the chiefs and the technicians of the public and private organizations responsible of the cartographic production and the management of GIS applications

In brief, all researchers, academics, students, professionals and government agents dealing with different subjects related to the geographic information systems will be concerned by the current publication.


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

  • Smart cities and cities planning
  • 3D cadastre
  • Urban and Regional Planning
  • Traffic and Transportation
  • Object Tracking and RFIDs
  • Wireless and mobile GIS
  • Industrial Applications
  • Electronic government and public GIS
  • Impact Assessment
  • Location Privacy, Data Sharing and Security
  • Location-based and Mobile Services
  • Real-time Applications
  • Telecommunications in GIS
  • Geographic effects on social networks
  • Geomarketing
  • GIS applications in archeological fields
  • GIS applications in tourism
  • Geo-spatial Web Services and applications
  • GIS and remote sensing
  • Natural Resource Management
  • Environment, climatic changes and sustainable development
  • Management of natural disasters
  • Oceanographic geo-information
  • Geology and Hydrology applications
  • Crops and Soils Research
  • Water Information Systems
  • Energy Information Systems
  • Geospatial data collection
  • Geo-modeling
  • Spatio-Temporal data modeling
  • Topological relationships
  • Storage and indexing
  • Spatial Data Collection and Management
  • Spatio-Temporal Database Management
  • Spatial Data Quality and Uncertainty
  • Ontologies for GIS
  • Spatial data interoperability
  • Spatial data integration
  • Spatial data retrieval, query languages and interfaces
  • Spatial Query Processing and Optimization
  • Geographical search engines
  • Spatio-textual search
  • Fuzzy Set Theory and Rough Sets
  • Statistical and Geostatistical Analysis
  • Spatial Data Mining, Spatial OLAP and Spatial data warehousing
  • Geo-spatial simulation and visualization (2D and 3D)
  • Multimedia for GIS
  • Real time and iterative geographic analysis
  • Geo Big Data
  • Organization and Management of Spatial Systems
  • Spatial Decision Support Systems


Submission Procedure

A chapter proposal having 2-3 pages length is to be submitted by the researchers and practitioners from academia and industry no later than March 30, 2015. A notification is to be sent to contributors by April 30, 2015. Given the chapter guidelines, the full chapters are expected to be submitted by July 30, 2015. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Papers will be evaluated according to their significance, originality, technical content, style, clarity, and relevance to the GIS topics.


Note: There are no submission or acceptance fees for manuscripts submitted to this book publication, Handbook of Research on Geographic Information Systems Applications and Advancements. All manuscripts are accepted based on a double-blind peer review editorial process.


Full chapters may be submitted to this book here: Submit a chapter


All 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.), an international academic publisher of the “Information Science Reference” (formerly Idea Group Reference), “Medical Information Science Reference,” “Business Science Reference,” and “Engineering Science Reference” imprints. IGI Global specializes in publishing reference books, scholarly journals, and electronic databases featuring academic research on a variety of innovative topic areas including, but not limited to, education, social science, medicine and healthcare, business and management, information science and technology, engineering, public administration, library and information science, media and communication studies, and environmental science. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit This publication is anticipated to be released in 2016.



Important Dates

March 30, 2015: Proposal Submission Deadline

April 30, 2015: Notification of Acceptance

July 30, 2015: Full Chapter Submission

October 15, 2015: Review Results Returned

November 15, 2015: Final Chapter Submission


Inquiries can be forwarded to

Sami Faiz

Professor in Computer Science, LTSIRS, ISAMM, Tunisia

Khaoula Mahmoudi

Associate Professor in Computer Science, LTSIRS, FSEGN, Tunisia


Propose a chapter for this book

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Tech Trends Special Issue: Teacher Education Division

The Teacher Education Division of AECT is sponsoring a special edition of Tech Trends related to trends and issues in teacher education programs.

Special Issue Co-Editors

Jennifer Banas
Northeastern Illinois University

Drew Polly
University of North Carolina – Charlotte

Please submit an article related to these possible topic areas:

  • Preparing preservice and inservice teachers to integrate technology in diverse
  • Preparing preservice and inservice teachers to utilize various instructional formats
    and new school models (e.g. hybrid, flipped, online)
  • Leveraging technology to enhance teacher education (i.e. how faculty are using
    technology with their preservice and inservice teachers)
  • How does policy shape (or dictate) preservice teacher education and teacher professional development
  • Preparing preservice and inservice teachers to utilize gaming for learning
  • Preparing preservice and inservice teachers to incorporate personalized learning and intuitive technologies
  • Innovative redesign of teacher preparation courses and curriculum
  • Innovative redesign of teacher professional development programs
  • How educational technology and/or instructional design theory can support teacher candidates’ completion of edTPA and other high stakes assessments
  • How educational technology and/or instructional design theory can support accreditation activities related to teacher education programs

Expected publication date: Jan/Feb (Winter) 2016

Submission Information:
Follow the writing style guidelines for Tech Trends. Use APA formatting throughout.

Submit ideas or a blind manuscript and a cover sheet to Jennifer Banas, for initial review. If accepted for review, you will be directed to a Tech Trends portal for this special issue.

We kindly ask authors also to serve as reviewers for other submissions. Given your expertise in teacher education related activities, your peer review feedback is extremely valuable.

Important Dates

  • March 23 – Submissions due
  • ~May 4 – Decisions made; feedback sent
  • June 13 – Revisions due
  • ~July 13 – Feedback on revised manuscripts
  • August 10 – Revisions due
  • September 28 – Final articles due to Tech Trends


ACRL Student Retention Discussion Group Panelists

The ACRL Student Retention Discussion Group is seeking 3 to 4 panelists for our DG meeting at ALA Annual! We’re looking for librarians who have successfully demonstrated a relationship between libraries and retention- and if you’re local, please consider bringing your IR or assessment person!

Panelists will speak briefly about their experiences and answer questions from attendees. The panel is expected to last approximately 45 minutes, with birds-of-a-feather discussion to follow.

The Discussion Group will meet on Saturday, June 27th from 1-2:30 in San Francisco.

Interested parties should contact Jaime Hammond at by Friday, April 3rd. Panelists will be notified mid-April.

As always, join us online at

Jaime Hammond, Naugatuck Valley Community College & Nicole Pagowsky, University of Arizona Student Retention Discussion Group Co Conveners


The European Conference on Machine Learning and Principles and Practice of Knowledge Discovery in Databases (ECMLPKDD)

The European Conference on Machine Learning and Principles and Practice of Knowledge Discovery in Databases (ECMLPKDD) will take place in Porto, Portugal, from September 7th to 11th, 2015 (


This event is the leading European scientific event on machine learning and data mining and builds upon a very successful series of 25 ECML and 18 PKDD conferences, which have been jointly organized for the past 14 years.


ECMLPKDD 2015 will host three tracks, tutorials and a set of workshops. Therefore, we invite all researchers and practitioners from different communities to submit papers and/or present tutorial and workshop proposals.








Articles for this track are submitted all year long directly to either Machine Learning or Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery, and are reviewed like regular journal articles. Accepted articles appear in full in the journal and the authors are given a presentation slot at the conference. Articles deemed insufficiently mature for journal publication may be accepted for inclusion in the proceedings. Submissions to the journal track will be managed by the Guest Editorial Board.


Paper Submission: Cut-off dates for the bi-weekly batches are 18 Jan, 1 Feb, 15 Fev, 1 Mar, 15 Mar, 29 Mar, 12 Apr, 26 Apr of 2015

Web Page:




The research proceedings track, which is organized in the traditional way. Accepted papers will be published in the Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (LNCS/LNAI) of Springer, after reviewing by the programme committee.


Abstract Submission Deadline: March 26, 2015

Paper Submission Deadline: April 2, 2015

Paper Acceptance Notification: June 1, 2015

Paper Camera Ready Submission: June 15, 2015

Web Page:




The NEW industrial, governmental &  non-governmental (NGO) proceedings track is independent and distinct from the Research Track. Submissions to this track should solve real-world problems and focus on engineering systems, applications, and challenges. Accepted papers will be published in the Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (LNCS/LNAI) of Springer, after reviewing by the programme committee.


Abstract Submission Deadline: March 26, 2015

Paper Submission Deadline: April 2, 2015

Paper Acceptance Notification: June 1, 2015

Paper Camera Ready Submission: June 15, 2015

Web Page:







The tutorials are intended to provide a comprehensive introduction to established or emerging research topics of interest for the machine learning and the data mining community. These topics include related research fields or applications. The ideal tutorial should attract a wide audience. It should be broad enough to provide a basic introduction to the chosen research area, but it should also cover the most important topics in depth.

We welcome half day workshop proposals.


Proposal Deadline: March 2, 2015

Proposal Acceptance Notification: March 23, 2015

Web Page:



The workshops will be on relevant and current topics in Machine Learning and Data Mining. The scope of the proposal should be consistent with the conference themes as described in the ECMLPKDD 2015 Call for Papers (

Interdisciplinary workshops that bring together researchers and practitioners from different communities are especially welcome. We encourage workshops that bridge the gap between theoretical advances and important and/or innovative applications of machine learning and data mining.

We welcome both full and half day workshop proposals.


Proposal Deadline: March 2, 2015

Proposal Acceptance Notification: March 23, 2015

Workshop Websites and Call for Papers Online: March 27, 2015

Workshop Proceedings (Camera-ready): August 3, 2015

Web Page:

Hope to see you all soon in Porto, Portugal!!!


The publicity chairs of the ECMLPKDD 2015,

Carlos Abreu Ferreira

Ricardo Campos

Feminism and Archives: Precarity/Affect/Eros

We are seeking panelists and a moderator for a panel on Feminism and
Archives. The panel will be submitted for presentation at NWSA’s 2015
annual conference. Deadline for submission: February 20, 2015.

How do institutional and grassroots archives intersect with genealogies,
past and present, of feminism? In her recent book *The Archival Turn in
Feminism*, Kate Eichhorn argues that engagement with feminism’s archive
allows us to “[be] in time and history differently,” a position which is
“integral to fostering not only new forms of political alliances, including
those that appear to defy temporal constraints, but also new narratives
about feminist history and feminist futures” (54).

It is precisely this conviction that leads us to thinking about our
contemporary engagements with the archive—as scholars, writers, librarians,
and archivists. Rather than simply a site for recovery, the archive has
been and continues to be for feminists a site of knowledge production and
of reconstitution—one that is bound up with histories of affect and eros.
Feminist archives, however, are inevitably precarious sites, whether
through financial or institutional precarity, or in terms of the precarity
of the materials preserved—particularly as feminist archives and archivists
challenge notions of what is worth preserving and how it should be

The papers within this proposed panel might address:

– contemporary engagements with archival material,
– theorizations of the affect and/or eros of archives and the archival
experience, archiving practices
– the development of archival collections, and/or
– the role of the archive for contemporary feminisms and women’s studies.
Presenters should develop their ideas under the subtheme “Affect/Eros.”

Please submit paper title and abstract (50-100 words each) which relate
your proposal to the sub-theme Affect/Eros; your name and a brief
biography; and contact information; to Meredith Benjamin ( and Margaret Galvan ( Deadline for submission: February 20, 2015.


Data-Driven Libraries: Capturing Users’ Behavior across Library Platforms

CFP: ALA Annual 2015 Presentation 

When: Saturday, June 27, 2015 1:00 to 2:30 pm Where: San Francisco, Room TBD


The LITA Heads of Library Technology (HoLT)  Interest Group seeks 3 – 4 panelist to join the presentation at ALA Annual 2015.


Presentation Title: Data-Driven Libraries: Capturing Users’ Behavior across Library Platforms


Presentation Description: Libraries are seeking solutions to track how patrons interact with libraries web resources to build data-driven services. The hard part is trying to capture users’ interaction across platforms (library discovery interface, library catalogs, subject databases, and others like social media). The LITA HoLT interest group will assemble a panel to discuss technologies and best practices to capture user’s interaction with web platforms, visualize the data in various ways.


Physical attendance is required for the presentation and/or attendance at ALA Annual 2015. Deadline for proposal submission is March 30th, 2015. Please submit proposals via the form


Feel free to email us off the list for any questions you might have.




Robert Nunez, LITA HoLT IG Vice-Chair

Hong Ma, LITA HoLT IG Chair