Category Archives: Scholarly Communication

Bucknell University Digital Scholarship Conference

We invite you to submit a proposal for Bucknell University’s sixth annual
digital scholarship conference (#BUDSC19) on its campus in Lewisburg, PA from
October 11th – 13th. The theme for this year’s conference is “From Wonder to
Action: the Journey of Digital Scholarship.”

#BUDSC19 is committed to expanding the definition of digital scholarship to be
more inclusive across diverse communities, both inside and outside of
academia. The conference will bring together a broad community of
practitioners–faculty, researchers, librarians, artists, educational
technologists, students, administrators, and others–engaged in digital
scholarship both in research and teaching who share an interest in the journey
of digital scholarship.

To submit your proposal visit: https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Ftinyurl.com%2Fbudsc19&data=02%7C01%7Cdxf19%40psu.edu%7C2b241fdcb1ac4e01bdf808d6cf0625ae%7C7cf48d453ddb4389a9c1c115526eb52e%7C0%7C0%7C636924022678563170&sdata=LZjWiYYv7zGqGq5NUrh%2BZ0T4XGkzlubCI6iRMIpn6ME%3D&reserved=0

Proposals are due 8:00 PM, Eastern Time (US), Thursday, June 6th

We look forward to building on the success of the last five years, in which we
came together to discuss challenges, share working models, reflect on
projects, and inspire new avenues for actively including students in scholarly
pursuits. For more information, please view our highlights from the 2018
meeting, the conference website or search our archived sessions.

Tear Down the Walls

Digital Frontiers welcomes submissions for the 2019 conference, Tear Down The Walls, hosted by UT Austin in Austin, TX on September 26-28, 2019. The conference features Keynote Addresses from Dorothy Kim (Brandeis University) and Alex Gil (Columbia University).

Digital Frontiers is a conference and community that brings together the makers and users of digital resources for the humanities. Established in 2012 to respond to the need for an affordable, high-quality conference that addresses the emerging field of digital humanities from a variety of perspectives, Digital Frontiers is a truly interdisciplinary experience.

Digital Humanities scholars deal with numerous barriers and borders as they interrogate the world around them through a digital lens. We invite participants to think critically about the composition of these walls, of their implicit and explicit functions, and the colonial practices by which many were and are still being created. Some of these barriers are created by a community for self-preservation, while others are built to perpetuate structural inequalities and discriminatory practices. Not all walls are physical. As a community, Digital Frontiers has interrogated the frontier and the border in digital scholarship as scenes of both conflict and creativity. In 2019, we invite scholars, students, librarians, archivists, gallery and museum professionals, and community practitioners to interrogate these boundaries and amplify the weaknesses we can use to tear down those walls that serve only those gatekeepers in power. We also encourage reflection on the aftermath: how do we communicate, produce, and exchange knowledge when these walls no longer block the way.

We invite deeper considerations of dismantling barriers in digital scholarship broadly conceived, presented in any of the following formats, with proposals consisting of a 300-500 word abstract:

  • Preconstituted Panels Curate your own panel for a 60-minute session.
  • Individual Scholarly Papers or Presentations Share your work in a 15-minute presentation. (Note: early stage research, project updates, and single-institution “case studies” should be submitted as Posters or an alternative format).
  • Posters Share your early stage research, project updates, manifestos, or single-institution “case studies” in a 36” h x 48” w academic poster.
  • Exhibitions, Installations, Performances, and Alternative Formats
    • Defined broadly to include: art installations, dance, video demonstrations, live game exhibitions, or other embodied and participatory forms of knowledge sharing.
    • Please include your technical, spatial, and time requirements in your proposal.

Proposals will be double reviewed in an open process that emphasizes conversation and community mentoring. All proposals will receive detailed feedback, with final decisions made by the Program Committee.

Key Dates & Deadlines

  • CFP Opens: January 15, 2019
  • CFP Deadline: April 14, 2019
  • Notifications: June 1, 2019

 

Contact conference@digitalfrontiers.org with inquiries.

The Digital in Digital Literacy: What Are We Doing and Where Are We going? 

CALL FOR SESSION PRESENTERS

The College and Research Division is seeking proposals for presentations at its Spring Workshop. The Workshop will be held on Thursday May 23, 2019, 8:30am – 3:30pm, at Kings College, Wilkes-Barre, PA.

The theme for the workshop is The Digital in Digital Literacy: What Are We Doing and Where Are We going? 

 Topics of particular interest are:

Developing a campus-wide digital literacy framework based on the ACRL Framework

Search strategies for Open Access Resources such as PubMed, etc.

What open source software is best for Digital Libraries?

Digital Rights Management

What is it like to work in a Bookless Library?

Digital technologies for Cultural Preservation

 

Sessions, including time for questions and discussion, will be one hour in length.

Please consider the following when submitting your CFP:

Title clearly describes proposed session

Session description is clear, concise and easy to understand

Target Audience: Academic librarians

Session includes: 3 clear, measurable goals / takeaways

Session presents:  3 clear strategies for participant engagement and is likely to engage all participants

 

The deadline to submit a proposal is April 19, 2019. Notification will be by April 26, 2019.

Please CLICK HERE to submit your proposal.

Contact Betsy Reichart with questions at betsy.reichart@pennfostger.edu

Northeast OER Summit

The Call for Proposals are open! The Northeast OER Summit Conference Committee invites you to share your ground-breaking ideas, research and best practices in Open Educational Resources at the 3rd Annual Northeast OER Summit.

When: Wed, May 22nd, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm and Thurs, May 23rd, 8:00 am to 2:00 pm.

Where: University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Cost: $195 for both days/$110 for a single day – Registration will open on March 1, 2019. All presenters will be expected to register and pay for their attendance to this event.

Please review the following guidelines: 

Timeline: 

  • Proposal deadline: Thursday, March 7, 2019
  • Notifications of acceptance : Friday, March 15, 2019

Ready to submit?  Visit our conference submission portal to submit your proposal.

Questions? Email Jody Carson or Sue Tashjian

#NEOERSummit2019

SUNYLA 2019: The Great Migration and the Challenge of Change

Onondaga Community College

June 12-14, 2019

Call for Proposals

Deadline for workshops and presentation: February 22, 2018

They say change can be good for you, and libraries are great at it. Over the last several years, SUNY libraries have encountered and addressed many changes. These include the “great migration” to Alma/Primo, the Information Literacy Framework, transitioning from print to online resources, etc. SUNYLA 2019 will focus on engaging and embracing the changes we will experience this year, while taking a look ahead at the ways library resources and services will transform our future.

We invite all SUNY and non-SUNY librarians and staff to submit proposals for pre-conference workshops and conference presentations in the following tracks:

·        Reference and Instruction

·        Cataloging and Technical Services

·        Archives and Special Collections

·        Systems and Technology

·        Collection Development

·        Public Services and Interlibrary Loan

·        Professional Development

·        Management and Leadership

·        Open Educational Resources

·        Scholarly Communication

If you are not sure which track your presentation would fit into, submit your proposal anyway and we will determine which track would best suit your idea.

Please submit proposals here: Call for Proposals.  If you are submitting proposals for multiple workshops or presentations, please fill out a separate form for each.

Deadline for workshop and presentation proposals: February 22, 2019

Pre-conference Workshops

               When?  Wednesday, June 12th

               Length of Time?  90 minutes


Conference Presentations

               When? Thursday, June 13th and Friday, June 14th

               Length of Time?  45 minutes

Questions?  Contact:  April Broughton, april.broughton@flcc.edu

For information on expense reimbursement, please refer to the Guidelines for the SUNYLA Annual Conference Expenses.

-> Mark your calendars and plan to meet up at the 2019 SUNYLA Conference <-

We look forward to seeing you all at SUNYLA 2019!

ACRL 2019 Lightening Talks

Inspire others with quick glimpses at your latest innovations, interesting ideas, and new technologies or services. The sky is the limit! Each five-minute Lightning Talk will require you to create a maximum of 20 slides that advance automatically every 15 seconds. Submit your 150-word proposal by Wednesday, January 16, 2019. It’s that quick and easy! The top proposals will be chosen by the ACRL 2019 Innovations Committee. Winners will be determined by popular vote.

DPLAfest 2019

We are pleased to announce that the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) is seeking proposals for DPLAfest 2019, a gathering that will explore how libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural organizations across the country leverage technology to serve, inform, and empower communities. We invite proposals that showcase projects, ideas, and solutions designed to help the field meet the technological, social, and civic demands of the 21st century and that highlight the critical role of libraries—and the DPLA network—in shaping the future of access to digital knowledge.

In line with the DPLAfest 2019 theme of Future Shapers, Culture Makers, we invite proposals for presentations, roundtable discussions, and lightning talks related to:
  • Assessment and impact
  • Collaboration with non-traditional partners
  • Collections as data
  • Community Voices
    • Inclusive collection development and practice
    • Building and sustaining community-based collections
  • Ebooks, audiobooks and digital storytelling platforms
  • Innovations in e-content delivery services
  • Library Simplified/SimplyE
  • Reuse of content and/or data
  • Self-publishing models and platforms
  • Sharing cultural heritage
  • Sustainability
  • Technology innovation in areas including, but not limited to:
    • Content delivery platforms
    • Aggregation technology
    • Machine learning
    • Virtual reality
    • Blockchain
View the full Call for Proposals and submit by Friday, January 11, 2019.
 
To learn more about DPLAfest, visit dplafest2019.dp.la, email us at info@dp.la, or join our mailing list for all event announcements!

Libraries, Archives, Museums and Digital Humanities

Deadline for submissions:
November 1, 2018
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
contact email: stauffer@lsu.edu
Call for Papers

LIBRARIES, ARCHIVES, MUSEUMS AND DIGITAL HUMANITIES Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA) 40th Annual Conference, February 20-23, 2019 Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center Albuquerque, New Mexico http://www.southwestpca.org Proposal submission deadline: November 1, 2018

Proposals for papers and panels will be accepted beginning August 15 for the 40th annual SWPACA conference.  One of the nation’s largest interdisciplinary academic conferences, SWPACA offers nearly 70 subject areas, each typically featuring multiple panels.  For a full list of subject areas, area descriptions, and Area Chairs, please visit http://southwestpca.org/conference/call-for-papers/

The Libraries, Archives, Museums, and Digital Humanities in Popular Culture area solicits proposals from librarians, archivists, curators, graduate students, faculty, collectors, writers, independent scholars, and other aficionados (yes! including people who use libraries, archives, and museums!) of popular culture and cultural heritage settings of all types. We also encourage proposals for slide shows, video presentations, panels, and roundtables organized around common themes.

Some suggested topics include:

o   Histories and profiles of popular culture resources and collections in cultural heritage institutions; a chance to show off what you’ve got to scholars who might want to use it

o   Intellectual freedom or cultural sensitivity issues related to popular culture resources

o   Book clubs and reading groups, city- or campus-wide reading programs

o   Special exhibits of popular culture resources, outreach programs, etc. of cultural heritage institutions

o   Collection and organization of popular culture resources; marketing and ethical issues

o   Web 2.0, gaming, semantic web, etc. and their impact on libraries, archives, museums, and digital humanities collections

o   The role of public libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural heritage institutions in economic hard times and natural disasters

o   Oral history projects

o   Digital humanities and other digital/data-based projects on popular culture, the Southwest, and other relevant subjects, both those based in cultural heritage institutions and those in academia or other organizations.

All proposals must be submitted through the conference’s database at http://register.southwestpca.org/southwestpca

For details on using the submission database and on the application process in general, please see the Proposal Submission FAQs and Tips page at http://southwestpca.org/conference/faqs-and-tips/

Individual proposals for 15-minute papers must include an abstract of approximately 200-500 words. Including a brief bio in the body of the proposal form is encouraged, but not required.

For information on how to submit a proposal for a roundtable or a multi-paper panel, please view the above FAQs and Tips page.

SWPACA offers monetary awards for the best graduate student papers in a variety of categories. Submissions of accepted, full papers are due January 1, 2019.  For more information, visit http://southwestpca.org/conference/graduate-student-awards/

Registration and travel information for the conference is available at http://southwestpca.org/conference/conference-registration-information/

In addition, please check out the organization’s peer-reviewed, scholarly journal, Dialogue: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Popular Culture and Pedagogy, at http://journaldialogue.org/

If you have any questions about the LAMS & DIGITAL HUMANITIES area, please contact its Area Chair, Dr. Suzanne Stauffer stauffer@lsu.edu.

We look forward to receiving your submissions.

ARLIS/NA Midstates

CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS

The Midstates Chapter of the Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) invites those engaged in work related to visual arts and information science to submit a proposal for a presentation at the annual Fall meeting on Friday, October 19th, 2018 in Indianapolis.  Submissions are welcomed in the following formats:

  • Presentations – a talk of 20 minutes, given by one or more presenter, with or without the use of visual aids
  • Lightening-round talks – a talk of 3-5 minutes, given by one presenter, with or without the use of visual aids; particularly suited for emerging trends
  • Poster presentations – a visual presentation in poster format about ongoing or completed projects; presenters may provide handouts and/or speak with viewers in an informal setting

Prospective presenters are encouraged to submit proposals on a variety of issues related to art, design, and visual culture, including:

  • book arts
  • cataloging issues
  • collaboration and partnerships across institutions
  • collection development
  • copyright and open access related to visual materials
  • critical librarianship
  • digital humanities
  • diversity and inclusion in the art library
  • information literacy for artists and art historians
  • museum librarianship
  • outreach to users
  • challenges in special collections
  • web archiving

Submission guidelines:

Submit an abstract of 300 words to Sarah Carter at saccarte@indiana.edu.  Specify your preferred presentation format (presentation, lightening round talk, poster presentation).

Submission deadline: Tuesday, September 18thFall meeting information:

Dates: Friday, October 19th, and Saturday, October 20th, 2018

Venue: Herron Art Library and IUPUI University Library

Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis

Indianapolis, IN

About ARLIS/NA Midstates:

The Midstates Chapter of the Art Libraries Society of North America is a dynamic group of library and information professionals dedicated to art, architecture, design and visual resources. The chapter serves the region including Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin and Iowa. Our members are art and architecture librarians, visual resources curators, museum professionals, archivists and special collections librarians, collectors and appreciators, book publishers and dealers, content providers, educators, artists, and students. The chapter meets twice a year, supporting our professional network, sharing information and visiting member institutions. We welcome all interested members of ARLIS/NA and all students enrolled in regional library and information science programs to become members of the Midstates Chapter. Participation in our meetings is open to all.

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