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Call for Researchers: Industry in One Series

The Foundation is currently seeking up to six (3 US, 3 CA) researchers to work with us on a freelance basis. Each paper will identify the state of information management within the industry, highlighting records management in a condensed report (25-30 pages) for each of the following initial industries to be addressed: energy, finance, and legal. A report is to be generated for each topic by a subject matter expert (SME) to provide distinct United States and Canadian perspectives. It is conceivable that a SME with expertise and extensive experience in both countries could conduct research for both reports in a specific industry. In this case, the researcher would be awarded two contracts: one for the United States project, and one for the Canadian project.

The Foundation would like to see this research address, at a minimum, the following questions:

  • For the purposes of this research, define the scope of this industry and its role in the general economy.
  • What is the primary regulatory agency or oversight body that oversees the industry?
  • What are the information management-related risks for the industry?
  • What record categories are critical to this industry and central to its operations?
  • What are the primary laws and regulations that effect information management?
  • What operational considerations affect information management?
  • What are industry best practices for information management?
  • What is the future outlook for the industry?
  • Are records managers present in the industry? If not, who manages and controls the records?

The report will be reviewed prior to publication. A Foundation liaison will be assigned to the project and be a resource with the subject matter expert through its duration.

Available Funding: $2,000.00 (USD) per topic, per country, paid in three installments ($500, $500, $1,000).

Contract Term: To be negotiated. Goal is 3-6 months from the date of signed contract.

Applications:  Please send a resume with a cover letter detailing why you are the person for this project, relevant experience, and suggestions for the project as email attachments to:  coordinator@armaedfoundation.org

Copyright: Copyright will be retained by the Foundation.

Deadline for Applications: February 9, 2018

The AIEF is a funding resource for research and scholarships in the field of records and information management. The primary funding source is derived from concerned individuals and organizations in the profession. The Foundation is a 501(c) 3 non-profit entity. Potential donors are invited to contact the foundation administration for additional information: coordinator@armaedfoundation.org or visit http://armaedfoundation.org for additional information about the organization.

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Call for Papers: ASIS&T Annual Meeting

The 81st Annual Meeting of the Association for Information Science and Technology
November 9-14, 2018, Vancouver, Canada

BUILDING AN ETHICAL AND SUSTAINABLE INFORMATION FUTURE WITH EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES

This meeting will focus the creative and analytical energies of the ASIS&T community on the dramatic near horizon socio-technical shifts expected due to rapid developments in technologies such as artificial intelligence, big data analytics, virtual and augmented reality, and embedded, ubiquitous computing. The opportunities afforded by these technologies are enormous, as are the challenges of ensuring that ethical and human-centered perspectives, including sustainability, privacy, human agency and equity, are incorporated into their design and use.  As interdisciplinary information science and technology researchers and practitioners, with an 80 year tradition of studying and working in this rapidly evolving field, we are uniquely situated to steward and mediate this shift.  ASIS&T 2018 will provide an opportunity to learn from one another and from leading experts in these emerging technologies; to discuss, critique and pose the much-needed questions; and to share perspectives grounded in our own research and practice that intersect with and provide context for current developments.

The ASIS&T Annual Meeting is a premier, peer-reviewed international conference that gathers scholars and practitioners from around the globe to share research, innovations, and insights regarding the role of information and technology in the lives of individuals, organizations and communities.

We invite papers, posters and visual presentations, panel and workshop submissions that focus on the conference theme, as well as work that reflects the broader mandate of ASIS&T, regarding the creation, representation, storage, access, dissemination and use of information, media and records, and the systems, tools, and technologies associated with these processes.  The conference embraces plurality in methods and theories, and encompasses research, development and practice from a broad spectrum of domains, as encapsulated in ASIS&T's many special interest groups (SIGs).

We are pleased to announce that the ASIS&T 2018 Proceedings will be published by John Wiley & Sons and will be indexed and accessible via multiple international venues. Please note that at least one of the authors must register for the conference in order for a paper to be accepted and published in the proceedings.

SUBMISSION INFORMATION

The Conftool submission site is available here: ConfTool Submission Site

All submissions for Papers, Panels, Workshops & Visual Presentations must be formatted according to the guidelines provided in the ASIS&T AM template, as this is the required format for inclusion in the Proceedings. The template is available here:

AM18 Proposal Template

Tutorial Proposals must be submitted using this form:

Tutorial Proposal Form

IMPORTANT DATES

Papers, Panels, Workshops & Tutorials

Submission System opens:  January 2, 2018
Submissions due: April 2, 2018
Notifications: May 4, 2018
Final publishable version due: July 15, 2018

Visual Presentations
Submission System opens:  January 2, 2018
Submissions due: May 15, 2018
Notifications: June 15, 2018
Final publishable version due: July 15, 2018

SUBMISSION TYPES

1) Papers:  Papers should discuss, analyze, critique theories and concepts, or report original, unpublished research; all papers must be substantiated by experimentation, simulation, theoretical development, analysis or application in practice. Submissions will be judged on such criteria as quality of content, significance for theory, relevance for practice, method, design, originality, and quality of presentation.

  • Length: The maximum length for a paper, including references, is 10 pages, single-spaced; submissions should be formatted according to the AM18 Proposal Template.
  • Peer Review: Submissions will be refereed in a double-blind review process and should be anonymized.
  • Publication: Accepted papers will be published in the proceedings.

2) Panels: Proposals for panels are invited on topics that explore emerging cutting-edge research and design, analyses of emerging trends, opinions on controversial issues, analyses of tools and techniques, or contrasting viewpoints from experts in complementary areas of research. Panels are not a substitute for a set of contributed papers; they must have a cohesive theme and promote lively discussions. Proposals should include an overview of the issues to be discussed and must also list panelists who have agreed to participate, indicating the qualifications and contributions of each.

  • Length: The maximum length for a panel proposal, including references, is 4 pages, single-spaced; submissions should be formatted according to the AM18 Proposal Template.
  • Peer Review: Panel proposals undergo single-blind review process and should not be anonymized.
  • Publication: Accepted panel proposals will be published in the proceedings.

3) Visual Presentations: Submissions in the form of short papers are invited for visual presentation via poster, demonstration, video, etc. at the meeting. Visual presentations are expected to invite questions and discussion and offer a unique opportunity to present late-breaking results, work in progress, or research that is best communicated in an interactive or graphical format.  Authors are expected to address how the work will be presented at the meeting.

  • Length: Visual presentation proposals should be 2-pages in length, single spaced and including references; submissions should be formatted according to the AM18 Proposal Template.
  • Peer Review: Submissions will be refereed in a double-blind review process and should be anonymized.
  • Publication: Accepted visual presentation proposals will be published in the proceedings.

4) Workshops: Workshops will be held after the conference. The purpose of a workshop is to provide a more informal setting for the exchange of ideas on a focused topic and suggest directions for future work. As such, they offer a good opportunity for researchers and professionals to present and discuss their work among a targeted and interested community. Workshops may be mini-focused research presentations, a series of working events, brainstorming and idea sharing, or even teaching/learning a new skill. For more information on submitting a workshop, see the Workshop Guidelines.

  • Length: The maximum length for a workshop proposal, including references, is 3  pages, single-spaced; submissions should be formatted according to the AM18 Proposal Template.
  • Peer Review: Workshop proposals undergo single-blind review process and should not be anonymized.
  • Publication: Accepted workshop proposals will be published in the proceedings.

5) Tutorials: Tutorials will be held before the conference. Tutorials provide focused learning opportunities that will enable participants to develop a specific skill or competency.

  • Length: The maximum length for a tutorial proposal, including references, is 2 pages plus appendices using the Tutorial Proposal Form.
  • Peer Review: Tutorial proposals undergo single-blind review process and should not be anonymized.

6) Doctoral Colloquium: Keep watching this space for more  information on the Doctoral Colloquium

ANNUAL MEETING PLANNING COMMITTEE

Conference Chair:
Luanne Freund, University of British Columbia, Canada

Paper Co-Chairs:   
Christopher Lueg, University of Tasmania, Australia
Kalpana Shankar, University College Dublin, Ireland

Panel Co-Chairs:
Rajesh Singh, St. John's University, USA
Catherine L. Smith, Kent State University, USA

Poster Co-Chairs:
Julia Hersberger, University of North Carolina Greensboro, USA
Maayan Zhitomirsky-Geffet, Bar Ilan University, Israel

Workshops, Tutorials, local arrangements & logistics:
DeVonne Parks, ASIS&T Director of Meetings & Events
Lydia Middleton, ASIS&T Executive Director

For more information, contact asistam18@asist.org.

More information about the conference can be found at www.asist.org\am18.

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Call for Proposals: e-Science Symposium

The e-Science Symposium Planning Committee invites you to submit a proposal for participation at the 10th Annual University of Massachusetts and New England Area Librarian eScience Symposium, to be held on Thursday, April 5, 2018 at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester, MA.

 

This year's symposium theme "Libraries in Data Science: Past and Future" celebrates the 10th anniversary of the e-Science symposium by looking at how far things have come, and focusing on the future of libraries in data science.

 

We are interested in receiving proposals for presentations, interactive workshops and posters that highlight librarians involved in the four areas listed below. Proposals can focus on the evolution of these topics, current projects, future directions, etc.

Proposals should be tied to one of these four categories:

  1. Data Repositories
  2. Data Visualization
  3. Data Outreach
  4. Data Rescue

 

Breakout Sessions: 60-minute presentation or interactive workshop. Selected presenters will receive an honorarium and all travel expenses paid for by the NN/LM NER. All sessions will be video recorded and featured on the e-Science Symposium website. Because there are a limited number of breakout sessions, all presentation and interactive workshop proposals will be considered for a poster presentation.

The deadline for submitting a Breakout Session abstract is Friday, February 2, 2018.
Proposal decisions will be made by Friday, February 16, 2018.

 

Poster Session: Awards to the Most Informative Poster in Communicating e-Science Librarianship, Poster for Best Example of e-Science in Action, and Best Poster Overall.

The deadline for submitting a Poster Session abstract is Friday, February 2, 2018.
Proposal decisions will be made by Friday, February 16, 2018.

 

Submit or Learn More  → (https://escholarship.umassmed.edu/escience_symposium/proposals.html)

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Call for Proposals: Code4Lib Journal

The Code4Lib Journal (C4LJ) exists to foster community and share information among those interested in the intersection of libraries, technology, and the future.

We are now accepting proposals for publication in our 40th issue. Don't miss out on this opportunity to share your ideas and experiences. To be included in the 40th issue, which is scheduled for publication in early May, please submit articles, abstracts, or proposals at http://journal.code4lib.org/submit-proposal or to journal@code4lib.org by Friday, February 2, 2018. When submitting, please include the title or subject of the proposal in the subject line of the email message.

C4LJ encourages creativity and flexibility, and the editors welcome submissions across a broad variety of topics that support the mission of the journal. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Practical applications of library technology (both actual and hypothetical)
  • Technology projects (failed, successful, or proposed), including how they were done and challenges faced
  • Case studies
  • Best practices
  • Reviews
  • Comparisons of third party software or libraries
  • Analyses of library metadata for use with technology
  • Project management and communication within the library environment
  • Assessment and user studies


C4LJ strives to promote professional communication by minimizing the barriers to publication. While articles should be of a high quality, they need not follow any formal structure. Writers should aim for the middle ground between blog posts and articles in traditional refereed journals. Where appropriate, we encourage authors to submit code samples, algorithms, and pseudo-code. For more information, visit C4LJ's Article Guidelines or browse articles from the first 38 issues published on our website: http://journal.code4lib.org.

Remember, for consideration for the 40th issue, please send proposals, abstracts, or draft articles to journal@code4lib.org no later than Friday, February 2, 2018.

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Call for Open Access Book Proposal Submissions: Critical Digital & Social Media Studies

**NEW 2018 CALL FOR BOOK PROPOSAL SUBMISSIONS: CRITICAL DIGITAL AND SOCIAL MEDIA STUDIES**

Critical Digital and Social Media Studies is an established book series edited by Professor Christian Fuchs on behalf of the Westminster Institute for Advanced Studies and published by the University of Westminster Press (UWP). We invite submissions of book proposals that fall into the scope of the series.

**Submission Deadline: Monday 12 February 2017 23:00 BST** by e-mail to Andrew Lockett (University of Westminster Press Manager) at
A.Lockett@westminster.ac.uk

For fullest series details and proposal guidelines see
https://uwestminsterpress.blog/2018/01/08/call-for-book-proposal-submissions-2018-critical-digital-and-social-media-studies-series/


Books already published in the Series:
https://www.uwestminsterpress.co.uk/site/books/series/critical-digital-and-social-media-studies/

University of Westminster Press Publishing Portfolio:
https://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/ubiquity-partner-network/uwp/UWP_Catalogue.pdf

CALL DETAILS
After the publication of five titles in the series we invite submission of book proposals (adhering to the guidelines set out below) as one document with one full chapter for books in the range of 35,000-80,000 words. The books in the series are published online in an open access format available online without payment using a Creative Commons licence (CC-BY-NC-ND) and simultaneously as affordable paperbacks. We are able to publish a number of books in the call without any book processing charges thanks to generous support by the University of Westminster that covers these fees. Potential authors are welcome to contact the series editor outside of the initial time frame of this call for book proposals but should note that priority for funding support for suitable projects will be given to those proposals meeting the deadline. There is a preference for the submission of proposals for books whose writing can be finished and that can be submitted to UWP within the next 6-15 months. In the event of a surplus of strong proposals preference will be given to single-authored book proposals over edited volumes.

We welcome submissions of a book outline proposal with (exactly one) sample chapter submitted as one single Word or PDF document. We can only accept suggestions for books written in English.

TOPICS
Example topics that the book series is interested in include: the political economy of digital and social media; digital and informational capitalism; digital labour; ideology critique in the age of social media; new developments of critical theory in the age of digital and social media; critical studies of advertising and consumer culture online; critical social media research methods; critical digital and social media ethics; working class struggles in the age of social media; the relationship of class, gender and race in the context of digital and social media; the critical analysis of the implications of big data, cloud computing, digital positivism, the Internet of things, predictive online analytics, the sharing economy, location- based data and mobile media, etc.; the role of classical critical theories for studying digital and social media; alternative social media and Internet platforms; the public sphere in the age of digital media; the critical study of the Internet economy; critical perspectives on digital democracy; critical case studies of online prosumption; public service digital and social media; commons-based digital and social media; subjectivity, consciousness, affects, worldviews and moral values in the age of digital and social media; digital art and culture in the context of critical theory; environmental and ecological aspects of digital capitalism and digital consumer culture.

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LIDA Conference 2018

LIBRARIES IN THE DIGITAL AGE (LIDA) CONFERENCE

Submission Deadline Approaching!
Proposals for papers, panels and workshops for LIDA 2018, a biennial conference that brings together students and scholars from across the globe to discuss the unique challenges and opportunities facing libraries in the digital age, are due Monday, January 15th. Proposals for posters, the PhD forum, and the student showcase are due Thursday, February 15th. This year's conference theme is "Social Justice, Community Engagement and Information Institutions: Access, Diversity, and Inclusion." This year's conference takes place in beautiful Zadar, Croatia, and is co-sponsored by Rutgers University, University of Zadar, and University of Osijek. LIDA 2018 is also sponsored by ASIST, ISSN Internationale, OCLC, the Department of Information Studies at the University of Copenhagen, and the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. For more information, visit: http://ozk.unizd.hr/lida/ and for the CfP, visit: http://bit.ly/2rjQmOl
LIDA 2018 is excited to announce its keynote addresses! 
Actions Speak Louder Than Words: Centering Social Justice in LIS Practice
Dr. Nicole A. Cooke, the iSchool at Illinois
Definition of Risk: A Situation Involving Exposure to Danger
Dr. Toni Samek, School of Library and Information Studies at The University of Alberta

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Call for Manuscripts: LITA

The Library and Information Technology Association (LITA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), is pleased to offer an award for the best unpublished manuscript submitted by a student or students enrolled in an ALA-accredited graduate program. Sponsored by LITA and Ex Libris, the award consists of $1,000, publication in LITA's refereed journal, Information Technology and Libraries (ITAL) and a certificate. The deadline for submission of the manuscript is February 28, 2017.

The purpose of the award is to recognize superior student writing and to enhance the professional development of students. The manuscript can be written on any aspect of libraries and information technology. Examples include, but are not limited to, digital libraries, metadata, authorization and authentication, electronic journals and electronic publishing, open source software, distributed systems and networks, computer security, intellectual property rights, technical standards, desktop applications, online catalogs and bibliographic systems, universal access to technology, and library consortia.

At the time the unpublished manuscript is submitted, the applicant must be enrolled in an ALA-accredited program in library and information studies at the masters or PhD level.

To be eligible, applicants must follow the detailed guidelines and fill out the application form (PDF). Send the signed, completed forms electronically no later than February 28, 2017, to the Award Committee Chair, Eric Phetteplace at phette23@gmail.com.

The award will be presented at the LITA President's Program during the 2018 ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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Call for Proposals: Canadian Association for Information Science

Please join us for the 46th annual conference of the Canadian Association for Information Science/L'Association canadienne des sciences de l'information, May 30 - June 1, 2018. This year's conference features a keynote from Dr. Katie Shilton from the University of Maryland, speaking on ethical interventions in big data. 
 
Proposals are due Monday, January 29, 2018The full call is below, including details of our second annual doctoral forum. The CFP is also available on our website: http://cais-acsi.ca/2017/10/23/cfp-2018/
This year, to support graduate students and those who have recently completed their PhDs, there are 600 Graduate Student Travel Awards available for those presenting at the Congress of the Social Sciences and Humanities, of which the Canadian Association for Information Science is a part. Applications for these awards open on January 15, with details here:

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ACM/IEEE: Joint Conference on Digital Libraries in 2018, Fort Worth, TX

This CfP is available at: http://2018.jcdl.org

The ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries in 2018 (JCDL 2018) will be hosted by three units of the University of North Texas (UNT): the College of Information, the UNT Health Science Center, and the UNT Libraries. It will be held at the UNT Health Science Center in Fort Worth, the rustic and artistic threshold into the American West. Its co-organizer includes the School of Information Management at Wuhan University.

Theme: From Data to Wisdom: Resilient Integration across Societies, Disciplines, and Systems

Communities Welcomed: JCDL welcomes interesting submissions ranging across theories, systems, services, and applications. We invite those managing, operating, developing, curating, evaluating, or utilizing digital libraries broadly defined, covering academic or public institutions, including archives, museums, and social networks. We seek involvement of those in iSchools, as well as working in computer or information or social sciences and technologies. Multiple tracks and sessions will ensure tailoring to researchers, practitioners, and diverse communities including data science/analytics, datacuration/stewardship, information retrieval, human-computer interaction,hypertext (and Web/network science), multimedia, publishing, preservation, digital humanities, machine learning/AI, heritage/culture, health/medicine, policy, law, and privacy/intellectual property.

Additional Topics of Interest: In addition to the topics indicated above, the following are some of the many topics that will be considered relevant, as long as connections are made to digital libraries:

  • Collaborative and participatory information environments
  • Crowdsourcing and human computation
  • Cyberinfrastructurearchitectures, applications, and deployments
  • Distributed information systems
  • Document genres
  • Extracting semantics, entities, and patterns from large collections
  • Information and knowledge systems
  • Information visualization
  • Infrastructure and service design
  • Knowledge discovery
  • Linked data and its applications
  • Performance evaluation
  • Personal digital information management
  • Scientific data management
  • Social media, architecture, and applications
  • Social networks, virtual organizations and networked information
  • User behavior and modeling
  • User communities and user research


Important Dates:
Jan. 15, 2018- Tutorial and workshop proposal submissions
Jan. 15, 2018- Full paper and short paper submissions
Jan. 29, 2018- Panel, poster and demonstration submissions
Feb. 1, 2018- Notification of acceptance for tutorials and workshops
Mar. 8, 2018- Notification of acceptance for full papers, short papers,
panels, posters, and demonstrations
Mar. 25, 2018- Doctoral Consortium abstract submissions
Apr. 5, 2018- Notification of acceptance for Doctoral Consortium
Apr. 15, 2018- Final camera-ready deadline for full papers, short
papers, panels, posters, and demonstrations
Jun. 3, 2018- Tutorials and Doctoral Consortium
Jun. 4 - 6, 2018- Main Conference
Jun. 6 - 7, 2018- Workshops

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Call for Applications: Simmons SLIS Ph.D. Program in Library and Information Science

Simmons School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) is actively recruiting prospective doctoral students. SLIS has an established reputation for producing leaders in professional service at local, national and international levels. Students benefit from an extensive alumni community (and the New England LIS community) that enriches the doctoral experience. Our program emphasizes scholarship, teaching, and service and prepares students for research and faculty positions.

In this flexible Ph.D. program, students work with their faculty advisors to tailor the program to their scholarly interests and career goals. The course of study includes a combination of required and elective courses, independent study, workshops, and guided experiences. During the program, students are able to investigate a variety of dissertation topics within library and information science, as well as within information professions.

Doctoral studies can be conducted at various intersections of setting, audience, and activity. Some examples of study areas which build on strengths among SLIS faculty <http://www.simmons.edu/academics/faculty/faculty-search-results?kw=&l=&sch=%7BA0E2A6BA-03E8-432E-81E5-188DA8F25C23%7D&dpt=&ft=true&page=1include:

  • Archives, Digital Archives, and Preservation Management
  • Information literacy and Information Services
  • Information Organization and Metadata
  • Information Behavior, Usability, and User Experience Research
  • Social Justice, Diversity in LIS Profession
  • Social and Community Informatics


Graduates of the Simmons SLIS Ph.D. program:

  • Demonstrate in-depth familiarity with scholarship in the field of library, archival,  and information science;
  • Articulate prominent theories in the field of library, archival, and information sciences;
  • Identify researchable problems and applies relevant research studies, research designs, and methodologies to tasks requiring problem-solving and critical thinking;
  • Analyze and present information, including research proposals and findings, clearly and accurately in a variety of formats;
  • Conduct qualitative, quantitative or mixed method research studies by engaging in reflective inquiry, performing data collection and analysis, composing research reports, and producing publications and a dissertation;
  • Engage in teaching activities, develop appropriate unit- or course-level student learning outcomes, and plan and implement learning experiences that assist students to achieve those outcomes; and
  • Lead service activities for local, national, or international professional associations and communities.



The SLIS Ph.D. program offers tuition coverage for coursework to top students every year. In addition, students may be offered paid teaching assistant or research assistant positions. For the 2018-2019 academic year, one Doctoral Fellowship will be awarded to a full-time student. This fellowship will include tuition coverage and a paid research assistantship.

We are pleased to accept applications through January 15, 2018. Please visit our website for details on how to apply:
http://www.simmons.edu/academics/graduate-programs/library-and-information-science-phd

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Call for Nominations: NETSL 2018

New England Technical Services Librarians (NETSL) Executive Board is seeking nominations for its annual NETSL Award for Excellence in Library Technical Services.

The NETSL Award recognizes and honors significant New England-based contributions to the field of library technical services. Eligible librarians include those who live outside of New England but whose service to the profession has impacted New England libraries, and those who reside in New England and have made contributions on a national level through publications, service, or innovations in practice.

NETSL wants to hear about those technical services librarians who have inspired others. Do you have a colleague who has tackled today's challenges in technical services and triumphed? Do you know a person who leads the way in innovation, collaboration, or data integration? If you know someone who merits any or all of these descriptions, please consider submitting a nomination. You do not need to be a member of NETSL to make a nomination.

The next NETSL Award will be presented at the annual conference to be held on Monday, April 2, 2018 at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA.

Eligibility for nomination:

  • Nominations must be accompanied by a written statement that includes the reasons for nomination and a narrative summary of the nominee's career and achievements. The person's resume or CV may be used to meet this requirement.
  • Nominees are not required to be NETSL/NELA members.
  • Current members of the NETSL Executive Board are not eligible for consideration.

Submit your nomination online by Friday, January 26, 2018. The Board reserves the right to suspend the Award for a year if no suitable candidate is nominated.

Further information, including past recipients, is available on the NETSL website: https://netsl.wordpress.com/award/.

See here for full announcement.

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Call for Papers: Information/Control - Control in the Age of Post Truth

The deadline for the following call for papers for a special issue of the Journal of Critical Library and Information Studies (JCLIS) has been extended until 28 February.

Information/Control - Control in the Age of Post Truth
Guest Editors: Stacy E. Wood & James Lowry

http://libraryjuicepress.com/journals/index.php/jclis/announcement/view/6 

In his 1992 "Postscript on the Societies of Control," Gilles Deleuze diagnosed our society as a control society. He argued that the closure and containment that characterized the subject and the state - previously described by Michel Foucault as the product of modernity - was giving way to a much more complex set of sociotechnical configurations that blurred the boundaries and limits of control. Within the context of information studies, the concept of control has its own particular legacies. Posed as the cure to a natural chaos, the discipline's pursuit of authority control, bibliographic control, and controlled vocabularies represent a field epistemologically invested in order.

Since Deleuze's diagnosis, contemporary information systems and technologies have enabled unprecedented forms of control to permeate life at multiple levels, from the molecular to the global: From the manipulation of bioinformatic elements through gene sequencing to mass data collection policies, the relationship between information and control is increasingly entangled as they are threaded through our personal, professional, and public lives. Yet, as forms and mechanisms of control become more granular, the traditional modes of information control are challenged and the figure of the "gatekeeper" recedes. New evidential paradigms signified by the diagnostic of "post-truth," new forms of consensus building via algorithmic logic, and a breakdown of the boundaries of information literacy all signify a challenge to traditional understandings of information control.

This poses a challenge and opportunity for information scholars and researchers to engage with ideas and concepts around the society of control, across disciplines. By foregrounding the mechanisms, intended purposes, and unintended effects of the relationship between control and information, this special issue will provide a forum to explore and critically engage an as yet underdeveloped line of thinking.

The scope of this issue might include research on:
  • Editorial control, citizen journalism and "alt-facts"
  • Informational panopticons; data gathering, aggregation and re-use in the context of the international rise of the Right
  • Obfuscation, counterveillance and information activism
  • Analyses of information policy, including approaches to classifying and redacting
  • Political discourses about leaks, breaches and other forms of loss of control
  • Other overt and/or covert uses of records and information in the "society of control"
  • Technologies and techniques of control within information systems
  • Taxonomies and controlled vocabularies
  • The "politics of metadata" in relation to state control
Deadline for Submission: 28 February 2018

 

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Call for Proposals: The Political / The Personal The Global and Local Function of Regional Media

July 19-21, 2018 19th Annual Northeast Historic Film Summer Symposium

Bucksport, Maine, USA Proposals Due: March 15, 2018

-Seeking presentation proposals from archivists, collectors and academics-

Conceptually connected to our more broadly conceived 2017program, NHF19 is also about regional media, regional archives, and regional work. This year, however, we hope to consider the tension (real and perceived) between regional media's global and local functions. To this end, we invite presentations exploring the inward and outward gaze of local film, television, and video production. Our aim is to assemble a program that moves us, collectively, from materials focused on the here and now of their regional and temporal locality, to those aiming outward, to the future, to other regions, to a notion of a larger, connected community.

Twenty-first century regional moving image archives discover and collect increasingly diverse audiovisual artifacts that represent increasingly diverse media-making populations. We seek to bring together archivists, collectors, scholars, and practitioners involved with regional AV archives--and regional AV collections within a general archives--to consider this topic from a range of perspectives. THIS IS NOT MERELY A CONCEPTUAL, ACADEMICALLY-FOCUSED SYMPOSIUM TOPIC. The personal/political dichotomy also has a profound effect on, for example, structures of institutional funding and support as well as individual and collective priorities.

Calling upon the regional moving image archive community internationally, we hope to create an atmosphere for sharing case studies, developing collaborative initiatives, discussing what works and what doesn't, and screening/discussing representative material from the world's regional film and AV archives. Some topics to consider...others are welcome:

  • Regional collection policies regarding materials that DON'T reflect the locality
  • Itinerant film/filmmakers
  • Issues of classification & cataloging
  • Film/Video journals/diaries
  • Local coverage of global events
  • Travelogues, tourist films, vacation films/videos
  • Social justice media (film, video, online)
  • Protest footage
  • HYPER-local regional media
  • Local/regional politics and programs
  • Local advertising
  • Region-specific media
  • Regional media's usefulness outside of its locality
  • Campaign films
  • Convention footage

Please send a 250-500 word abstract outlining your presentation idea and a brief cv via e-mail to: symposium@oldfilm.org. 

The Summer Symposium Program Committee is: Devin Orgeron, North Carolina State University; Audrey Amidon, National Archives and Records Administration; Liz Czach, University of Alberta; Dino Everett, University of Southern California; Heidi Holmstrom, National Archives and Records Administration; and Jennifer Jenkins, University of Arizona. We are happy to discuss your presentation ideas with you in advance of a formal submission. The Symposium Program Committee will begin reviewing proposals on March 15, 2018 and will finalize the program by April 10, 2018. 

Northeast Historic Film, an independent nonprofit organization, was founded in 1986 to preserve and make available moving images of interest to the people of northern New England (Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, and Massachusetts). We hold ten million feet of film in 8mm, Super 8mm, 9.5mm, 16mm, 28mm, and 35mm and 8,000 analog and digital video recordings that do not duplicate the film holdings. NHF is located in a 1916 cinema building with purpose-built cold storage and a study center in Bucksport, a town of 5,000 on the coast of Maine (for more info on NHF, please visit: http://www.oldfilm.org). In the Alamo Theatre on Main Street, NHF houses a 125-seat cinema with DCP, 35mm, 16mm, videotape, and DVD projection. 

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Call for Proposals: NETSL 2018

Mark your calendars for the
NETSL 2018 Annual Spring Conference!

When: Monday, April 2, 2018

Where: College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA

Conference theme: New Opportunities & Collaborations with Technical Services

Keynote speaker: Marilyn Billings, Scholarly Communication and Special Initiatives Librarian, UMass Amherst Libraries

Call for proposals:

The NETSL Executive Board is seeking proposals for 60 minute breakout sessions (such as a panel discussion, workshop or skills training) and 7 minute lightning talks in accordance with our 2018 theme, New Opportunities & Collaborations with Technical Services. Topics might include:

  • digital humanities
  • data management
  • migrations
  • automation
  • collaborating across units
  • cross training
  • technology skill-sharing
  • troubleshooting
  • cataloging/metadata
  • preservation/digitization
  • working with archives / institutional repositories

Speakers will receive complimentary registration to the 2018 NETSL Conference. You can see titles of past presentations since 2005 at https://netsl.wordpress.com/netslconference.

The deadline for proposal submission is 5 p.m. EST on Friday, January 26, 2018.  Applicants will be notified about their proposal status in early February.

Submit your breakout session or lightning talk proposal:
https://netslproposals2018.questionpro.com

Registration will open in February 2018. Please visit https://netsl.wordpress.com for more information or email netsl@nelib.org and a board member will respond.

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Call for Applications: MA in New Media and Digital Culture

#MA New Media and Digital Culture (University of Amsterdam)

One-year and two-year international Master's programs in New Media available:

  • MA Media Studies: New Media and Digital Culture (one year, full time)
  • Research MA Media Studies: New Media and Digital Culture (two years, full time)


#MA New Media and Digital Culture
The MA Program in Media Studies: New Media and Digital Culture offers a comprehensive and critical approach to new media research, practices and theory. It is an internationally renowned program in critical media theory, dedicated to the study of the social transformations brought about by digital culture. The program also provides in-depth training in the latest digital research methods, with the opportunity to participate in data sprints and to collaborate with international researchers in the framework of the Digital Methods Initiative. It is situated within the pioneering new media cultural scene in Amsterdam and an academic environment ranked second highest among universities worldwide (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017: Communication & Media Studies).

#Application and Deadlines
As of mid-November 2017, it will be possible to apply for a Master's programme through the Graduate School of Humanities. All Master's start in September 2018. http://gsh.uva.nl/prospective-masters-students/application-and-admission/application.html

For more information about the program, please see the full call: http://bit.ly/NMDC_Call1819

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Call for Bids to Host CLEF 2020

The CLEF Steering Committee solicits proposals from groups interested in organizing the CLEF conference and labs in September 2020.

Guidelines on submitting a bid can be found in the Template for Bids available at: http://www.clef-initiative.eu/documents/71612/60f6dc78-cc9a-4866-97bc-a4bc858c9d77

Bids must be submitted by Friday, June 15th 2018 by email to the Steering Commitee Chair Nicola Ferro (chair@clef-initiative.eu).

The Steering Committee will review and select the proposals. The Steering Committee can ask for modifications and changes to the proposals, if deemed necessary. Interested parties can contact the Steering Committee Chair Nicola Ferro (chair@clef-initiative.eu) to receive further details.

Important Dates

  • Bid submission deadline: June 15th, 2018
  • Feedback to bidders and discussion: mid July 2018
  • Bid selection: early August 2018

For more information, see this link.

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Call for Lightning Talk/Poster Proposals, RDAP18

RDAP18 Call for Lightning Talk/Poster Proposals

The Research Data Access and Preservation (RDAP) Summit, to be held March 21-23, 2018 in Chicago, IL, invites calls for proposals for lightning talks and posters. We invite proposals from managers, users, and generators of digital data from all sectors, including industry, academia, government, and cultural heritage centers.

We welcome your submissions for posters and lightning talks via this form<https://goo.gl/forms/ehcUiUUuWskkmmTz2> by Tuesday, January 16, 2018. Submissions will receive notification no later than February 1, 2018.
https://goo.gl/forms/ehcUiUUuWskkmmTz2

**If you submitted a proposal on the previous call for panel submissions, and indicated an interest in being considered for a talk or poster, there is no need to submit another proposal.**

Submissions require your contact information, for what presentation type(s) you would like to be considered, and title and description of your presentation. Proposed presentations can be about whatever you feel would be of interest to the RDAP community.

Questions can be directed to the RDAP Program Chairs, Amy Neeser (aneeser@berkeley.edu) and Jon Petters (jpetters@vt.edu). Further information about the Summit can be found at https://www.asist.org/events/rdap-summit/ .

Registration for RDAP18 will be opening soon  - check our website!

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Call for Papers: SoAPs 2018

*Workshop on Workshop on Social Aspects in Personalization and Search (SoAPS 2018)*
*In conjunction with the 40th European Conference on Information Retrieval (ECIR 2018)*
Grenoble France - March 26, 2018


*CALL FOR PAPERS*
In order to improve the web experience of the users, classic personalization technologies (e.g., recommender systems) and search engines usually rely on static schemes. Indeed, users are allowed to express ratings in a fixed range of values for a given catalogue of products, or to express a query that usually returns the same set of webpages/products for all the users.

With the advent of communication systems (social media platforms, instant messaging systems, speech recognition and transcription tools, etc.), users have been allowed to create new content and to express opinions and preferences in new forms (e.g., likes, textual comments, and audio feedbacks). Moreover, the social interactions can provide information on who influences whom. Being able to mine usage and collaboration patterns that arise thanks to social aspects and to analyze the collective cooperations, opens new frontiers in the generation of personalization services and in the improvement of search engines. Moreover, recent technological advances, such as deep learning, are able to provide a context to the analyzed data (e.g., word embeddings provide a vector representation of the words in a corpus, considering the context in which a word has been used).

Our workshop will solicit contributions in all topics related to employing social aspects for personalization and search purposes, focused (but not limited) to the following list:

  • Recommender systems
  • Search and tagging
  • Query expansion
  • User modeling and profiling
  • Advertising and ad targeting
  • Content classification, categorization, and clustering
  • Using social network features/community detection algorithms for personalization and search purposes
  • Employing speech transcription in personalization and search
  • Building benchmarking datasets
  • Novel evaluation methodologies in the social context


*IMPORTANT DATES*

  • Paper submission: January 29, 2018
  • Notification of acceptance: January 31, 2018
  • Camera-ready version: February 15, 2018
  • Workshop date: March 26, 2018



*TYPES OF CONTRIBUTIONS*
We will consider three different submission types, all in the LNCS format <http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-6-793341-0>: regular (14
pages), short (8 pages) and extended abstracts (4 pages).

  • Research and position papers* (regular or short) should be clearly placed with respect to the state of the art and state the contribution of the proposal in the domain of application, even if presenting preliminary results. In particular, research papers should describe the methodology in detail, experiments should be repeatable, and a comparison with the existing approaches in the literature should be made where possible.
  • Position papers* (short) should introduce novel point of views in the workshop topics or summarize the experience of a researcher or a group in the field.
  • Practice and experience reports* (short) should present in detail the real-world scenarios in which social aspects are employed for personalization and search purposes.
  • Demo proposals* (extended abstract) should present the details of a prototype or complete application that employs social aspects for personalization and search purposes. The systems will be demonstrated to the workshop attendees.


The reviewing process will be coordinated by the organizers. Each paper will receive three reviews: two externals to the organizing committee and one internal. The external reviewers will be contacted according to their expertise in the paper topic.

*PROCEEDINGS*
All accepted papers will be made available on the workshop website together with the material generated during the meeting. The SoAPS 2018 Workshop proceedings will also be available in a volume (whose details will be given soon), and indexed on DBLP and Scopus. Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit an extended version in a journal special issue.

*SUBMISSION GUIDELINES*
All submission must be written in English and follow the ECIR paper guidelines <http://irsg.bcs.org/proceedings/ECIR_Draft_Guidelines.pdf>. All papers must be formatted according to the LNCS format style.

Papers should be submitted in PDF format, electronically, using the EasyChair submission system <https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ecir2018(please, select track "Workshop on Social Aspects in Personalization and Search" when creating a new submission).

*INVITED SPEAKER*
Sihem Amer-Yahia (CNRS, France)

*CONTACTS*
Website: http://soaps.di.uniroma1.it/
For general enquires regarding the workshop, send an email to both the organizers at ludovico.boratto@acm.orgstilo@di.uniroma1.it

*ORGANIZERS*
Ludovico Boratto (EURECAT, Spain)
Giovanni Stilo (Sapienza University of Rome, Italy)

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Call for Submissions, DERAIL Forum, Boston, MA

The Diversity, Equity, Race, Accessibility, and Identity in LIS (DERAIL) Forum will take place at Simmons College in Boston, MA on March 3rd and 4th, 2018. The DERAIL Forum is focused on highlighting critical approaches to Library and Information Science (LIS) practice and education that impact us as students and professionals. DERAIL is open to all SLIS graduate students in library, archive, children's literature and cultural heritage studies. DERAIL especially encourages submissions from those who do not have previous experience presenting at conferences. 

DEADLINE is EXTENDED to January 7th, 2018

Possible topics for proposals include (but are in no way limited to):

  • Race and racism in LIS institutions
  • Social justice and diversity in LIS curriculum
  • Bias in subject heading and description standards
  • 'Diversity' in hiring and promotion practices
  • Case studies or specific LIS projects using social justice frameworks
  • Accessibility in online environments
  • Representation in archival and library collections
  • Bilingual service and finding aids

Session Types:

  • Workshops: a session with facilitator(s) centered on a specific topic, demonstration and/or practical skills and techniques. Please indicate a specific skill or outcome for attendees.
  • Panel Presentations: may cover a specialized topic from different perspectives or a general topic in-depth. Should provide sufficient time for audience questions. One of the panel participants may participate virtually.
  • Individual Paper/Presentation: Proposals that are not already part of a set panel. May be assigned to a panel with similar topics.
  • Posters: Posters are welcome in both digital and physical formats and should depict and summarize research related to forum topics and themes.
  • Non-traditional formats: We encourage creativity in proposals and invite submissions that may not fit into the other categories described if they fit with Forum topics. Please contact derailforum@gmail.com with questions.

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Call for Proposals: Research Agenda on the Research Environment and Scholarly Communication System

Request for Proposals: Research Agenda on the Research Environment and Scholarly Communication System

http://www.acrl.ala.org/acrlinsider/archives/14974

ACRL seeks proposals for the design, development, and delivery of a new ACRL research agenda on the research environment and scholarly communication system. The final research agenda will provide an overview of trends, identify effective and promising practices, and delineate important questions where deeper inquiry is needed to accelerate the transition to more open, inclusive, and equitable systems of scholarship. This research agenda will be informed by scholarly literature, as well as by advances in practice and the voices of historically underrepresented communities.

The goals of the research agenda are to: a) provide practical, actionable information for academic librarians; b) include the perspectives of historically underrepresented communities in order to expand the profession's understanding of research environments and scholarly communication systems; and c) point librarians and other scholars towards the most important research questions to investigate.

Work will begin in mid-March 2018 with a with a final document of publishable quality, 23-40 pages in length, due by December 4, 2018. Read more about project objectives and scope along with proposal specifications in the full request for proposals. Proposals are due by January 29, 2018, at 4:00 p.m. (CST).

The Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) is the higher education association for librarians. Representing more than 10,500 academic and research librarians and interested individuals, ACRL (a division of the American Library Association) develops programs, products and services to help academic and research librarians learn, innovate and lead within the academic community. Founded in 1940, ACRL is committed to advancing learning and transforming scholarship. ACRL is on the web at acrl.org, Facebook at facebook.com/ala.acrl and Twitter at @ala_acrl.

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Call for Applications: 2018 Lucille M. Wert Scholarship

Call for Applications: 2018 Lucille M. Wert Scholarship - 
Deadline: February 1, 2018

Designed to help a person with an interest in the fields of Chemistry and Information to pursue graduate study in Library, Information, or Computer Science, the Scholarship consists of a $1,500 honorarium.  This scholarship is given yearly (to a qualified applicant) by the Division of Chemical Information of the American Chemical Society.

The applicant must have a bachelor's degree with a major in Chemistry or related disciplines (related disciplines are, for example, Biochemistry or Chemical Informatics).  The applicant must have been accepted (or currently enrolled) into a graduate Library, Information, or Computer Science program in an accredited institution.  Work experience in Library, Information or Computer Science preferred. 

The deadline to apply for the 2018 Lucille M. Wert Scholarship is February 1, 2018.  Details on the application procedures can be found at http://www.acscinf.org/content/lucille-m-wert-student-scholarship.

Applications (email preferred) can be sent to: marge.matthews@outlook.com

Contact address:
Marge Matthews

CINF Awards Committee
633 Dayton Rd.
Bryn Mawr, PA  19010-3801
Phone:  610-527-0686

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Call for Papers: FEIS 2018

International Symposium on the Future of Education in Information Sciences (FEIS 2018) Pisa, Italy 10-11 September 2018

An    event    organized    by    the    Erasmus+    EINFOSE project ([1]http://einfose.ffos.hr)

Symposium web site: [2]http://feis2018.di.unipi.it 

Differences in entry requirements and learning outcomes in the field of Information  Science  (IS) cause large mobility barriers and lack of uniformity among Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) that offer Master degrees in IS. The Erasmus+  EINFOSE project seeks to find out the appropriate ways and modes of the harmonization and recognition of the entry requirements which would enable students from other fields to master learning outcomes at the graduate level of IS programs. The International Symposium on the Future of Education in Information Sciences (FEIS 2018) is intended to stimulate discussion and reach commonly accepted recommendations that could serve not only to partner HEIs but also as a model for other academic disciplines. Contributions and discussion are solicited from HEIs, their governing bodies,  public authorities responsible for the implementation of EU guidelines and recommendations at the HEI level as well as representatives from national agencies for diploma recognition, ECTS implementation and Qualification Frameworks. Submissions are also invited from researchers and institutions to share their experience and accomplishments in recognition and mobility processes, building up the European Qualification Framework and its nationally based implementations, and in the implementation of new teaching/learning  didactics  and evaluation approaches and methods. Contributions from outside the EU are very welcome. It is expected that the exchange of ideas and experience in accreditation processes, cooperative  efforts and joint programs at graduate and postgraduate level throughout the World might contribute to discussions about the future of education of Information professionals in Europe and Worldwide.

Suggested topics include (but are not limited to):

Educational trends in higher education worldwide Information professionals in changing and challenging digital environment (new profiles, old skills and new competencies, social role)

Entrepreneurship and the information professional

The future of information professional education

Ethical values in IS (Universal access, collaboration, intellectual freedom, fairness)

Multidisciplinary issues and relation with other sciences (Computer Sciences, Digital Humanities, Economics, etc.)

Best educational practices and current challenges

Software tools and platforms for collaborative learning and teaching

Open educational resources

Role and responsibility of archives, libraries and documentation centres in higher education

Entrance into the labour market of IS graduates.

Submission and Publication
We welcome and encourage the submission of high-quality, original papers, which are not being submitted simultaneously for publication elsewhere. Long papers,  describing  original  ideas on the listed topics and on other fundamental  aspects  of  higher education in Information Science, are solicited. Moreover, short papers or posters on early research results, new results on previous published works, demos, and projects are also welcome. Long papers should not exceed 12 pages, including bibliography Short papers should not exceed 6 pages, including bibliography Poster descriptions should not exceed 2 pages Contributions should be written in English, formatted according to the templates provided at the Symposium web site ([3]http://feis2018.di.unipi.it).  All  accepted contributions will be published  online  in  the Symposium Proceedings, and indexed in major bibliographic databases. Selected papers will be published in a special issue of one of the online journals dedicated to Information Science. Paper submission to be done via Easychair at: [4]https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=feis2018
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   Important Dates
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  Papers and posters submission: 11 March 2018
  Notification to authors: 30 April  2018
  Camera-ready copies due by 1 July 2018
  On line proceedings published by end of August
  Symposium: 10-11 September 2018
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   Symposium Registration
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   150 euros early registration (until June 3rd, 2018)
   200 euros standard registration (until August 20th, 2018)
   250 euros late and on-site registration.
   Student registration fees:
   50 euros early registration (until June 3rd, 2018)
   100 euros standard and on-site registration
   125 euros late and on-site registration
   Registration fees include coffee breaks and light lunches.
   Social dinner (on September 10th, 2018) is not included and the cost is 40 euro per person.
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   Student Scholarships
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   A  few  student scholarships are available to help defray the costs of registration, travel, and accommodation. Please see the Symposium web site ([5]http://feis2018.di.unipi.it) for further information.
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   Keynote speakers
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   David Bawden, City University London, UK
   Laif Kajberg, School of Library and Information Science, Denmark
   Gary Marchionini, University of North Carolina, USA
   Anna Maria Tammaro, University of Parma, Italy
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   Tatjana Aparac-Jelui, University of Osijek, Croatia
   Vittore Casarosa, University of Pisa and ISTI-CNR, Italy
   Elena Maceviciute, University of Bors, Sweden

References
   1. http://einfose.ffos.hr/
   2. http://feis2018.di.unipi.it/
   3. http://feis2018.di.unipi.it/
   4. https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=feis2018
   5. http://feis2018.di.unipi.it/

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Call for Contributions: CISTI'2018 Doctoral Symposium

Doctoral Symposium of CISTI'2018
13th Iberian Conference on Information Systems and Technologies
13 - 16 June 2018, Caceres, Spain
http://www.cisti.eu/

The purpose of CISTI'2018's Doctoral Symposium is to provide graduate students a setting where they can, informally, expose and discuss their work, collecting valuable expert opinions and sharing new ideas, methods and applications. The Doctoral Symposium is an excellent opportunity for PhD students to present and discuss their work in a Workshop format. Each presentation will be evaluated by a panel composed by at least three Information Systems and Technologies experts.


CONTRIBUTIONS AND SUBMISSION
The Doctoral Symposium is opened to PhD students whose research area includes the themes proposed for this Conference. Submissions must include an extended abstract (maximum 4 pages), following the Conference style guide. All selected contributions will be handed out along with the Conference Proceedings, in CD with an ISBN. These contributions will be available in the IEEE Xplore Digital Library and will be sent for indexing in ISI, Scopus, EI-Compendex, INSPEC and Google Scholar.

Submissions must include the field, the PhD institution and the number of months devoted to the development of the work. Additionally, they should include in a clear and succinct manner:

  • The problem approached and its significance or relevance
  • The research objectives and related investigation topics
  • A brief display of what is already known
  • A proposed solution methodology for the problem
  • Expected results



IMPORTANT DATES
Paper submission: February 4, 2018

Notification of acceptance: March 18, 2018

Submission of accepted papers: March 30, 2018

Payment of registration, to ensure the inclusion of an accepted paper in the conference proceedings: April 1, 2018


Webpage of the CISTI'2018 Doctoral Symposium: http://cisti.eu/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=35&Itemid=119&lang=en

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Call for Papers: 2018 Library Research Round Table Forum

Call for Papers

2018 Library Research Round Table Forum

Theory, Method, and Practice in Library Research

ALA Annual Conference, New Orleans, June 21-26, 2018 

The Library Research Round Table (LRRT) is accepting paper submissions for the LRRT Research Forum at the 2018 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in New Orleans. The LRRT Research Forum will feature 15-minute presentations of library and information science (LIS) research followed by discussion. Proposals are due Friday, January 12, 2018.  Notification of acceptance will be made on Friday, February 16, 2018.

 

DESCRIPTION OF THE SESSION

This session will present three peer-reviewed papers describing research with the potential to make significant contributions to the field of library and information science (LIS). The three papers will selected as examples of research excellence, with a focus on work exemplifying strong use of theory, clear and well-organized research design, and appropriate data gathering and analysis methods. 

 

Submissions emphasizing the problems, theories, methodologies, or significance of research findings for LIS are welcome. Topics can include information access, user behavior, electronic services, service effectiveness, emerging technologies, organizational structure, and personnel. All researchers, including practitioners from all types of libraries and other organizations, LIS faculty, graduate students, and other interested individuals are encouraged to submit proposals. Both members and nonmembers of LRRT are welcome.

 

The selection committee will use a blind review process to select three papers. Authors will be required to present their papers in person at the forum and to register for the conference. Criteria for selection include:

  1. Significance of the research problem to LIS research and practice.
  2. Quality and creativity of the methodology/methods/research design.
  3. Clarity of the connection to existing LIS research.

 

Please note that research accepted for publication by January 31, 2018 cannot be considered.

 

Each submission must consist of no more than two pages. On the first page, list the author names, titles, institutional affiliations, and contact information, including mailing addresses and email addresses.

 

The second page must NOT show your name or any personally identifying information. Instead, it must include:

  1. The paper title.
  2. A 500-word abstract of the research project, including: 1) a problem statement and significance, 2) project objectives, 3) methods/methodology, and 4) conclusions (or tentative conclusions for work in progress).
  3. A brief statement saying if the research is complete or ongoing and listing the project beginning and end dates.

 

Send submissions via email to:

Jennifer Sweeney

LRRT Chair

Lecturer, SJSU

Program Evaluation & Planning

Jksweeney572@gmail.com

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Call for Papers: Human-Computer Interaction International Conference, Las Vegas, NV

This year's Human-Computer Interaction International Conference offers the possibility to submit a paper for the parallel session about: Fitness, Health, and Wearables. Activity Trackers in the Everyday Life. This session will be one of the parallel sessions of the 10th International Conference on Social Computing and Social Media.

If you would like to submit an abstract please don't hesitate to contact: aylin.ilhan[@]hhu.de

The accepted submissions will be published in Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS http://2018.hci.international/proceedings).

Important deadlines

  • Friday, 29 December 2017: Abstract (800 words) through the CMS, for the review process
  • Friday, 09 January 2018: Notification of review outcome
  • Friday, 9 February 2018: Submission through the CMS of the camera-ready version (full papers, typically 12 pages but no less than 10 and no more than 20 pages) of all papers

IMPORTANT NOTE: For paper presentation at the Conference and publication in the Proceedings, a unique registration of one (co-)author per paper is required by Friday, 9 February 2018. Individuals may appear as co-authors in several papers/posters, but multiple registrations per author/participant and multiple submissions of single-authored papers/posters cannot be accepted.

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Call for Papers: Non-textual Pedagogies

CALL FOR PAPERS

A SPECIAL ISSUE OF EDUCATION FOR INFORMATION ON

Non-textual pedagogies: Learning beyond words

https://www.iospress.nl/journal/education-for-information/

Help spread the word!

In recent years, researchers and practitioners in the information and communication disciplines have begun to recognize forms of knowledge that go beyond the textual. Concomitantly, new approaches and methodologies to pedagogy have emerged, such as embodied, arts-informed, design thinking, practice-led, experience-based and productive teaching and learning. As such, there is an opportunity to continue incorporating these developments into education for the information professions. Building on the 2016 special issue of Education for Information on innovative pedagogies in LIS (volume 32, issue 1), we invite broad-ranging considerations of questions around educating future information professionals beyond the use of texts. With this in mind, Education for Information is seeking articles for a special issue on Non-Textual Pedagogies to be published in fall/winter 2018.

We welcome both conceptual and empirical papers (approximately 6,000 words) as well as shorter discussions of pedagogical innovations and applied practice (approximately 1,500 words). Submissions should be original works not previously published nor undergoing review for publication in another journal at the time of submission.

The scope of this special issue includes:

  • Explorations of pedagogies that go beyond traditional textual and verbal approaches in information studies and other fields (including but not limited to embodied, arts-informed, design thinking, practice-led, experience-based, productive teaching and more)
  • Perspectives of teachers, learners, administration, staff, practitioners and more from anywhere in the world
  • Techniques and research on using modalities beyond the visual to teach information studies content
  • Theoretical and methodological approaches to pedagogy and curriculum design that are underrepresented in the information studies literature
  • Discussions of institutional support and student reception of such pedagogical approaches
  • Evidence of the effects of non-textual pedagogical approaches after graduation
  • Reflections on the impact and effectiveness of nontraditional pedagogies
  • Thoughtful use of new technologies for non-textual teaching and learning
  • Uses of "old" technologies, both innovative and tried-and-true, for non-textual teaching and learning
  • Intersections between course content and other department/institution offerings (reading groups, research centers, seminar series, organizations, institutes and more)

This special issue is co-edited by Kiersten F. Latham (Kent State University, USA) and Tim Gorichanaz (Drexel University, USA). Questions, comments and inquiries can be directed to either Kiersten (kflatham@kent.edu) or Tim (gorichanaz@drexel.edu).

Style guidelines for Education for Information are available here: http://www.iospress.nl/journal/education-for-information/?tab=submission-of-manuscripts

Submissions are due May 15, 2018. They can be submitted via email to either Kiersten (kflatham@kent.edu) or Tim (gorichanaz@drexel.edu. Submissions will be blind peer-reviewed.

Founded in 1983, Education for information (EFI) is a quarterly refereed academic journal publishing research articles on issues related to the teaching and learning of information scientists and professionals for an information society. EFI welcomes a broad perspective on issues related to pedagogy and learning in the information and communication disciplines (ICD) such as Library and Information Science, Communication and Media studies, Journalism, Archival studies, Museum studies, Psychology, Cognitive science and Digital Humanities.

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Call for Nominations: Commencement 2019 Honorary Degrees

On behalf of the College Honorary Degree Committee, consider nominating a distinguished individual for a Simmons honorary degree for Commencement 2019. Nominations are due December 20th.

Each May at Commencement, we bestow honorary degrees on 4-6 individuals who exemplify the Simmons mission -- and two of these usually give graduation addresses, a moment of reflection and pride for graduating students and their families. In addition, some honorary degree recipients engage with students and other community members on campus -- and if we are lucky, they continue their relationship with the College over the long term.  

 

This is an opportunity for Simmons to recognize, thank, and meet some extraordinary people. 


The nomination process is simple -- any member of our community (admin, staff, students, faculty, alums) is welcome to nominate. Nominees are generally outstanding in their fields and have a substantial body of work over years of activity to recommend the honor. They may be from the US or another country. They may be in any professional field. Their work should be aligned with and exemplify the beliefs and values of the College. 

 

To submit a nomination, please complete this simple form online:

http://www.simmons.edu/academics/registrar/commencement/honorary-degree

 

The Honorary Degrees Committee is developing the slate for Commencement 2019. Your nomination will be fully considered if submitted online before December 20th. Once the faculty committee votes a slate, it is forwarded to the Board of Trustees for consideration and approval. An announcement of each year's honorary degree recipients is made in the spring of the graduating year.

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Call for Applications: Archie Motley Memorial Scholarship 2018

Archie Motley Memorial Scholarship Applications Solicited

MAC is soliciting applications for the 2018 Archie Motley Memorial Scholarship for Minority Students (http://www.midwestarchives.org/motley). The scholarship is designed to provide financial assistance to minority students pursuing graduate education in archival administration and to encourage ethnic diversification of the MAC membership and of the archival profession as a whole. Two $750 scholarships, accompanied by one-year memberships to MAC, will be awarded.

 

In order to be eligible for a scholarship, the applicant must be of African, American Indian, Asian or Pacific Islander, or Latino decent; must be a student currently enrolled in or accepted in a graduate, multicourse program in archival administration; and must have a grade point average of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) in his or her academic program. If the program is not listed in the SAA Directory of Archival Education, http://www2.archivists.org/dae, the applicant must provide proof of the multicourse standard by submitting copies of course descriptions from the institution's current departmental catalog. Applicants are not required to be residents of or attend school in the MAC region.

 

Applications are due March 1, 2018 and must include the following documents:

 

Completed applications should be sent to: 

Rachel Howard

Digital Initiatives Librarian

University of Louisville Libraries

Archives and Special Collections

Louisville, KY 40292

Telephone: 502-852-4476

Email: rachel.howard@louisville.edu

Applications must be emailed or postmarked by March 1, 2018.

Awards will be announced no later than June 1, 2018.

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Call for Papers: MICRADS 2018, Salinas, Ecuador

MICRADS´18 - The 2018 Multidisciplinary International Conference of Research Applied to Defense and Security, to be held at Salinas, Ecuador, 18 - 20 April 2018, is an international forum for researchers and practitioners to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, results, experiences and concerns in the several perspectives of Defense and Security.

We are pleased to invite you to submit your papers to MICRADS´18. They can be written in English, Spanish or Portuguese. All submissions will be reviewed on the basis of relevance, originality, importance and clarity.

TOPICS
Submitted papers should be related with one or more of the main themes proposed for the Conference:
A) Information and Communication Technology in Education;

B) Computer vision in military applications;

C) Engineering Analysis and Signal Processing;

D) Cybersecurity and Cyberdefense;

E) Maritime Security and Safety;

F) Strategy, geopolitics and Oceanopolitics;

G) Defense planning;

H) Leadership (e-leadership);

I) Defense Economics;

J) Defense Logistics;

K) Health informatics in military applications;

L) Simulation in Military Application;

M) Computer Networks, Mobility and Pervasive Systems;

N) Military Marketing;

O) Military Physical Training;

P) Assistive Devices and Wearable Technology;

Q) Naval and Military Engineering;

R) Weapons and Combat Systems;

S) Operational Oceanography.



SUBMISSION AND DECISION
Submitted papers (until 6-page limit) must comply with the format standard (http://www.micrads.org/images/Templates.rar), be written in English, Spanish or Portuguese, must not have been published before, not be under review for any other conference or publication and not include any information leading to the authors' identification. Therefore, the authors' names, affiliations and bibliographic references should not be included in the version for evaluation by the Scientific Committee. This information should only be included in the camera-ready version, saved in Word format and uploaded at the conference management system.

All papers will be subjected to a "double-blind review" by at least two members of the Scientific Committee.

Based on Scientific Committee evaluation, a paper can be rejected or accepted by the Conference Chairs. In the later case, it can be accepted as paper or poster.

The authors of papers accepted as posters must build and print a poster to be exhibited during the Conference. This poster must follow an A1 or A2 vertical format. The Conference can includes Work Sessions where these posters are presented and orally discussed, with a 7 minute limit per poster.

The authors of accepted papers will have 15 minutes to present their work in a Conference Work Session; approximately 5 minutes of discussion will follow each presentation.


PUBLICATION AND INDEXING
To ensure that an accepted paper is published, at least one of the authors must be fully registered by the 3 of February 2018, and the paper must comply with the suggested layout and page-limit (until 10 pages). Additionally, all recommended changes must be addressed by the authors before they submit the camera-ready version.

No more than one paper per registration will be published. An extra fee must be paid for publication of additional papers, with a maximum of one additional paper per registration. One registration permits only the participation of one author in the conference.

Papers can be written in English, Spanish or Portuguese. Accepted and registered papers will be published in Proceedings by Springer, in a book of its SIST series, and will be submitted for indexing by ISI, SCOPUS, EI-Compendex, SpingerLink, and Google Scholar.



IMPORTANT DATES
Paper Submission: January 14, 2018

Notification of Acceptance: February 14, 2018

Payment of Registration, to ensure the inclusion of an accepted paper in the conference proceedings: February 18, 2018.

Camera-ready Submission: February 21, 2018

Website o MICRADS'18: http://www.micrads.org/

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DE-PERsonalisation 2018 Workshop

You are invited to participate in the upcoming DE-PERsonalisation 2018 workshop, that will be held as part of the 40th European Conference on Information Retrieval (ECIR (https://www.ecir2018.org).


Important Dates:
Papers submission: 10 January 2018 (midnight AoE)

Notification of acceptance: 12 February 2018

Camera ready submission: 26 February 2018 (midnight AoE)

DE-PERsonlisation Workshop: 26 March 2018

ECIR Conference: 26-29 March 2018

Overview: Personalised search gave users significant control over information overload and an ability to simplify the handling of large content collections, such as the web. On the downside, it has led to situations where people find themselves in confined information spaces where similar ideas, beliefs, or data are preserved and repeatedly reinforced to the extent that users find it difficult to retrieve and experience alternative content and competing views. Echo Chambers create substantial polarisation effects, impeding users' ability to access alternative and diverse information. In search situations, this may disconnect users from others while inside the Echo Chamber, or prevent users from refinding information while outside their Echo Chamber. This one-day workshop aims to explore and host dialogues on the fundamental areas of theory and practice in the domain of de-personalising information spaces and understanding, describing and quantifying filtered information experiences.


Background and Motivation: Information retrieval (IR) and recommender systems and, more general, approaches in machine learning have resulted in a personalised web experience with resounding success. Building on context, location and users' virtual (social) profiles, the web is highly aligned to users' perceived interests, to the interests of "similar" users, and to the interests of users to whom a user is digitally connected. Whilst this delivers relevant content, it also polarises informational perspectives and removes serendipity through the development of Echo Chambers: scenarios where specific ideas, beliefs or data are reinforced through repetition of a closed system that limits the free movement of alternative (competing) ideas. There is the implication that certain ideas or outcomes dominate due to, and resulting in, a bias concerning how specific input is gathered. Under-addressed in the literature are methods to qualify/quantify Echo Chambers and the associated effect(s) they have over time.


The DE-PER Workshop aims to approach the study of Echo Chambers at the intersection of IR, information science, cognitive systems, computational social science, web science, cloud computing, as well as statistics and machine learning to initiate and foster interdisciplinary dialogues on (de-)personalisation for a deeper understanding of filtered information experiences.


Topics of Interest:
We envisage the following topical categories for submission with a
particular emphasis on variety and cross-disciplinary approaches:

  • Reviews: Review papers concerning pertinent aspects of Echo Chambers,
  • Theoretical & Empirical Models Formal approaches to represent Echo Chambers to facilitate experimental approaches, enable user comprehension, and simulate Echo Chambers,
  • Metastudies: Studies that attempt to qualify/quantify/visualise the divergence of (users') search results and information experience(s),
  • Experimental Methods: Methodologies for the reproducibility of studies seeking to investigate Echo Chambers,
  • Experimental Infrastructures: Systems that help control and compare the effects of various degrees of (de-)personalised search scenarios,
  • IR Experiments: Experiments that demonstrate/formalise any effects of Echo Chambers,
  • Test Collections and Corpora: Practice and experience using, adapting, merging, and/or gathering (test) collections and experimental datasets.
  • User Studies: Studies that consider multiple users or multiple user profiles (search engines, social media, etc.) and contexts (location, tasks, devices, etc.) that shed light on the differences in users' diverging search results and information experience(s), and
  • Case Studies: Studies into Echo Chambers and discussion on the tangible effects and observations of (de) personalisation.


Submission Details: All workshop submissions must be written in English and must follow the LNCS author guidelines. Full papers must not exceed 10 pages and short papers must not exceed 6 pages, including figures and references. Papers must be submitted as PDF files, electronically, and through the EasyChair paper submission system: Link will be provided soon.


All accepted papers will be made available on our website. Furthermore, we plan to invite authors of selected papers to submit an *extended version to a journal special issue*. Details about this will be provided later.

Keynote Speaker: To be announced later


Chairs:
Ralf Bierig, Maynooth University, Maynooth, Ireland: ralf.bierig@mu.ie
Simon Caton, National College of Ireland, Dublin, Ireland: simon.caton@ncirl.ie
Ian Ruthven, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK: ian.ruthven@strath.ac.uk


Contact: For general enquires regarding the workshop, please send an email to
deper2018@gmail.com.

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Call for Papers: NOvation

Innovation is an old word, of Greek origin, that came into the Latin vocabulary in the early Middle Age and into our everyday vocabulary with the Reformation. However, it is only during the second half of the twentieth century that innovation became a fashionable concept and turned into a buzzword. It gave rise to a plethora of terms like technological innovation, organizational innovation, industrial innovation and, more recently, social innovation, open innovation, sustainable innovation, responsible innovation. We may call these terms X-innovation.

In this way, X-innovation is the latest step (see background paper <http://www.csiic.ca/PDF/X-Innovation2017.pdfGodin /et al./ 2017 and Godin and Vinck 2017 <https://csiic.us14.list-manage.com/track/click?u=406def9a7d657267ac22ee63c&id=b64c68e454&e=9ab84a8d11>) to give sense to a century-old process of enlargement of the concept of innovation. Over the last five centuries, innovation enlarged its meaning from the religious to the political to the social to the economical. X-innovation is the more recent such enlargement. It Is the continuation, under new terms, of the contestation of technological innovation as the dominant discourse of the twentieth century.

How can we make sense of this semantic extension? Why do these terms come into being? What drives people to coin new terms? What effects do the terms have on thought, on culture and scholarship and on policy and politics? Which forms of contestation and appropriation ensue around certain X-innovations? How do they shape, and are shaped by, broader social trends? How to they relate to questions of power and inclusion?

This call asks for answers to these questions through critical approaches in human and social sciences, including intellectual and conceptual history, science and technology studies, political economy, sociology, and anthropology. We welcome both conceptual and empirical work.

The five areas below represent the scope of methodological possibilities for this special issue of NOvation:

  1.  Critical analyses: from and on studies of innovation, being those approaches more disciplinary or interdisciplinary in nature;
  2. Discourse analysis: deconstructing actors' rhetoric, policy-makers' frameworks and scholars' theories;
  3. Intellectual history: documenting scholars' intellectual, academic and social trajectories;
  4. Conceptual accounts: studying the concepts used in the field, the traveling of concepts among fields (academic and public) and their transformation into catchwords;
  5. Case studies: understanding and mapping the uses of innovation and rethinking current narratives;

Abstract Proposals

Submissions should be made by e-mail: novation@ucs.inrs.ca.

Deadlines:

  • Submission of Abstract Proposals: 20 January 2018
  • Selection of Proposals Fit for Article Submission: 15 February 2018
  • Full Article Submission: 30 September 2018


Submission of Abstract Proposals should present:

  • Between 250 and 500 words;
  • Brief introduction, objectives, methodology, hypothesis (if it is the case) and final considerations;
  • Up to five keywords;
  • Up to five bibliographic references;
  • Authors affiliations and email address.

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Call for Proposals: CAPAL18

Community, Diversity, and Education:

Academic Librarianship in Challenging Times

This event will be held in conjunction with Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences 2018 at University of Regina, Saskatchewan, 29-31 May, 2018.

(Preconference 28 May, 2018) 

CAPAL18 provides an opportunity for academic librarians to critically examine and discuss the ways in which collaboration, respect for differences, and professionalism empower us at a time when the values of our profession are in danger of being eroded, both within our universities and within the wider world.  It is time to consider the role of academic librarianship in a changing world and the ways in which academic librarians can challenge the corporatization of our universities and libraries, institutional inequities, and the attempts to deprofessionalize academic librarians.

 

Papers presented might relate to aspects of the following themes (though they need not be limited to them):

  • Challenges to academic status for librarians
  • The identity of academic librarians in uncertain times
  • Challenging racism in Canadian universities
  • The role of academic librarians in the changing academic library environment and culture
  • The ways in which professionalism intersects with race and gender, and how it may reinforce institutional power dynamics
  • Challenges to academic freedom and intellectual freedom
  • Challenges to academic integrity in a "fake news" and anti-science world
  • The roles and responsibilities of academic librarians in Reconciliation
  • Resisting the corporatization of universities and academic libraries
  • Confronting barriers to diversity in academic libraries

 

The Program Committee invites proposals for individual papers as well as proposals for panel submissions of three papers. Proposed papers must be original and not have been published elsewhere.

  • Individual papers are typically 20 minutes in length. For individual papers, please submit an abstract of no more than 400 words and a presentation title, with a brief biographical statement and your contact information. 

  • For complete panels, please submit a panel abstract of no more than 400 words as well as a list of all participants and brief biographical statements, and a separate abstract of no more than 400 words for each presenter. Please provide contact information for all participants.
  • Incomplete proposals or proposals that exceed the requested word count will not be considered. 

Please feel free to contact the Program Committee to discuss a topic for a paper, panel, or other session format. Proposals should be emailed as an attachment as a .doc or .docx file, using the following filename conventions:

  • Lastname_Keywordoftopic.docx

Proposals and questions should be directed to the Program Chairs, Lorna Rourke and Laura Koltutsky, at capalproposals@gmail.com.

Deadline for Proposals is: 22 December, 2017

Further information about CAPAL 2018 and Congress 2018 are available at:

http://conference.capalibrarians.org/  &  https://www.congress2018.ca/ 

Please note: The University of Regina is pleased to offer the Congress 2018 Graduate Student Travel Awards (https://www.congress2018.ca/student-funding), funded by the President's Planning Committee for Congress 2018. Fully-qualified graduate students and recent PhD graduates will be able to apply for a subsidy of up to $500 towards accommodation, meal, & bookstore credits to facilitate participation at Congress 2018.

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Call For Presentations: 2018 Reference Research Forum

CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS: 2018 REFERENCE RESEARCH FORUM

The Research & Statistics Committee of the Reference Services Section of the Reference & User Services Association (RUSA) invites submission of reference service research project proposals for presentation at New Discoveries in Reference: The 24rd Annual Reference Research Forum at the 2018 American Library Association Annual Conference in New Orleans, LA. Researchers and practitioners from all types of libraries, library school faculty and students, and other interested individuals are encouraged to submit a proposal.

The Reference Research Forum is a popular and valuable ALA Annual Conference program. Attendees have the opportunity to learn about innovative research projects conducted in reference services including user behavior, electronic services, reference effectiveness and assessment, and organizational structure and personnel.

For examples of projects presented at past Forums, please see the Committee's website:
http://connect.ala.org/node/64439 

The Committee employs a blind review process to select three projects for 20-minute presentations, followed by open discussion. Identifying information will not be shared with reviewers until after final selection of projects. Selected submissions must be presented in person at the Forum during ALA Annual in New Orleans, LA.


Criteria for selection:

  1. Originality: Potential for research to fill a gap in reference knowledge or to build on previous studies
  2. Quality: Research design and methodologies
  3. Impact: Significance of the study for improving the quality of reference service


NOTE: Research projects may be in-progress or completed. Previously published research or research accepted for publication will not be accepted.

Important Dates:
Proposals are due by Friday, December 22nd. Notification of acceptance will be made by Monday, February 19th, 2018. The submission must not exceed the stated word count limit. 

Submission Details:
Submissions will be accepted using our online form at:

https://goo.gl/forms/T33DcsPRrkBE8LMZ2

FORM PAGE 1: Contact Information
Fill out the fields for the primary contact's name, title, institutional affiliation, and email address. Additional research team members should also be noted in the appropriate field.

FORM PAGE 2: Research Description (250 Word maximum)
The research description must not include any personally identifiable information, including your name, or the name of your institution. Please include these elements:

  1. Title of the project
  2. Explicit statement of the research problem
  3. Description of the research design and methodologies
  4. Findings or results if available
  5. Brief discussion of the originality, unique contribution, potential impact, and significance of the research


Proposals that exceed the word count or that do not follow the format described above will be automatically rejected. 

Questions about the Forum should be directed to the 2017-2018 committee chairs:

David Ward (dh-ward@illinois.edu) and Joseph Yue (contact.jyue@gmail.com)

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Call for Items - AIS SIGHCI Newsletter: Volume 16, Issue 2

You are invited to offer items to the coming issue of AIS SIGHCI newsletter (Volume 16, Issue 2), to be published in November 2017. All items will be editorial reviewed. If you are interested, please send your pieces to the newsletter editor Mina Shojaeizadeh (minashojaei@wpi.edu) by November 25, 2017.

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

  1.  Short essay/opinion/research study (800-1700 words)
  2. HCI book review (800-1700 words). Please feel free to contact the editor beforehand if you intend to review a book or if you wish your own book to be reviewed.
  3. Teaching HCI (up to 1700 words): teaching ideas or cases, sample syllabus, etc.
  4. Industry voice (800-1700 words). We welcome HCI related essays from industry professionals.
  5. Brief introduction of HCI research tools (up to 300 words).
  6. Brief introduction of interesting HCI journals and/or special issues, including citation information, brief description, table of content (for special issues), etc.
  7. CFP for HCI related journals or conferences.
  8. News about SIGHCI members (up to 300 words for each item): honors and awards, professional activities, new appointments, interesting projects, new books or publications, etc.
  9. Any other announcements (up to 300 words for each item).

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ECIR Workshop on Social Aspects in Personalization and Search (SoAPS 2018), Grenoble, France

Workshop on Workshop on Social Aspects in Personalization and Search
(SoAPS 2018)

In conjunction with the 40th European Conference on Information Retrieval (ECIR 2018)

Grenoble France - March 26, 2018


CALL FOR PAPERS
In order to improve the web experience of the users, classic personalization technologies (e.g., recommender systems) and search engines usually rely on static schemes. Indeed, users are allowed to express ratings in a fixed range of values for a given catalogue of products, or to express a query that usually returns the same set of webpages/products for all the users.

With the advent of communication systems (social media platforms, instant
messaging systems, speech recognition and transcription tools, etc.), users
have been allowed to create new content and to express opinions and
preferences in new forms (e.g., likes, textual comments, and audio feedbacks). Moreover, the social interactions can provide information on who influences whom. Being able to mine usage and collaboration patterns that arise thanks to social aspects and to analyze the collective cooperations, opens new frontiers in the generation of personalization services and in the improvement of search engines. Moreover, recent technological advances, such as deep learning, are able to provide a context to the analyzed data (e.g., word embeddings provide a vector representation of the words in a corpus, considering the context in which a word has been used).

Our workshop will solicit contributions in all topics related to employing social aspects for personalization and search purposes, focused (but not limited) to the following list:

  • Recommender systems
  • Search and tagging
  • Query expansion
  • User modeling and profiling
  • Advertising and ad targeting
  • Content classification, categorization, and clustering
  • Using social network features/community detection algorithms for personalization and search purposes
  • Employing speech transcription in personalization and search
  • Building benchmarking datasets
  • Novel evaluation methodologies in the social context


IMPORTANT DATES

  • Paper submission: January 15, 2018
  • Notification of acceptance: January 31, 2018
  • Camera-ready version: February 15, 2018
  • Workshop date: March 26, 2018



TYPES OF CONTRIBUTIONS
We will consider three different submission types, all in the LNCS format <http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-6-793341-0>: regular (14 pages), short (8 pages) and extended abstracts (4 pages). 

Research and position papers (regular or short) should be clearly placed with respect to the state of the art and state the contribution of the proposal in the domain of application, even if presenting preliminary results. In particular, research papers should describe the methodology in detail, experiments should be repeatable, and a comparison with the existing approaches in the literature should be made where possible.

Position papers (short) should introduce novel point of views in the workshop topics or summarize the experience of a researcher or a group in the field.

Practice and experience reports (short) should present in detail the real-world scenarios in which social aspects are employed for personalization and search purposes.

Demo proposals (extended abstract) should present the details of a prototype or complete application that employs social aspects for personalization and search purposes. The systems will be demonstrated to the workshop attendees.

The reviewing process will be coordinated by the organizers. Each paper will receive three reviews: two externals to the organizing committee and one internal. The external reviewers will be contacted according to their expertise in the paper topic.

PROCEEDINGS
All accepted papers will be made available on the workshop website together with the material generated during the meeting. The SoAPS 2018 Workshop proceedings will also be available in a volume (whose details will be given soon), and indexed on DBLP and Scopus. Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit an extended version in a journal special issue.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
All submission must be written in English and follow the ECIR paper guidelines <http://irsg.bcs.org/proceedings/ECIR_Draft_Guidelines.pdf>. All papers must be formatted according to the LNCS format style.

Papers should be submitted in PDF format, electronically, using the EasyChair submission system. Details will be given soon.

INVITED SPEAKER: TBA

CONTACTS
Website: http://soaps.di.uniroma1.it/

For general enquires regarding the workshop, send an email to both the organizers at ludovico.boratto@acm.orgstilo@di.uniroma1.it

ORGANIZERS:
Ludovico Boratto (EURECAT, Spain)

Giovanni Stilo (Sapienza University of Rome, Italy)

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Call for Participation, Digital Methods Winter School 2018, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands

The Digital Methods Initiative (DMI) will host its 10th annual Digital
Methods Winter School from January 8-12, 2018 at the University of
Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

This year's theme is: "The Social Lives of Digital Methods: Encounters,
Experiments, Interventions". The deadline for application is December 7,
2017. More information is available at https://bit.ly/dmi18-ws-call or
email to winterschool@digitalmethods.net.

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Call for Papers (Ext.): WorldCIST'18, Naples, Italy

SCOPE
The WorldCist'18 - 6th World Conference on Information Systems and Technologies (http://www.worldcist.org/), to be held at Naples, Italy, 27 - 29 March 2018, is a global forum for researchers and practitioners to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, results, experiences and concerns in the several perspectives of Information Systems and Technologies.

We are pleased to invite you to submit your papers to WorldCist'18. All submissions will be reviewed on the basis of relevance, originality, importance and clarity.


THEMES
Submitted papers should be related with one or more of the main themes proposed for the Conference:

A) Information and Knowledge Management (IKM);

B) Organizational Models and Information Systems (OMIS);

C) Software and Systems Modeling (SSM);

D) Software Systems, Architectures, Applications and Tools (SSAAT);

E) Multimedia Systems and Applications (MSA);

F) Computer Networks, Mobility and Pervasive Systems (CNMPS);

G) Intelligent and Decision Support Systems (IDSS);

H) Big Data Analytics and Applications (BDAA);

I) Human-Computer Interaction (HCI);

J) Ethics, Computers and Security (ECS)

K) Health Informatics (HIS);

L) Information Technologies in Education (ITE);

M) Information Technologies in Radiocommunications (ITR).

N) Technologies for Biomedical Applications (TBA)


TYPES of SUBMISSIONS and DECISIONS
Types of Submissions and Decisions
Four types of papers can be submitted:

Full paper: Finished or consolidated R&D works, to be included in one of the Conference themes. These papers are assigned a 10-page limit.

Short paper: Ongoing works with relevant preliminary results, open to discussion. These papers are assigned a 7-page limit.

Poster paper: Initial work with relevant ideas, open to discussion. These papers are assigned to a 4-page limit.

Company paper: Companies' papers that show practical experience, R & D, tools, etc., focused on some topics of the conference. These papers are assigned to a 4-page limit.

Submitted papers must comply with the format of Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing Series (see Instructions for Authors at Springer Website or download a DOC example) be written in English, must not have been published before, not be under review for any other conference or publication and not include any information leading to the authors' identification. Therefore, the authors' names, affiliations and bibliographic references should not be included in the version for evaluation by the Program Committee. This information should only be included in the camera-ready version, saved in Word or Latex format and also in PDF format. These files must be accompanied by the Consent to Publication form filled out, in a ZIP file, and uploaded at the conference management system.

All papers will be subjected to a "double-blind review" by at least two members of the Program Committee.

Based on Program Committee evaluation, a paper can be rejected or accepted by the Conference Chairs. In the later case, it can be accepted as the type originally submitted or as another type. Thus, full papers can be accepted as short papers or poster papers only. Similarly, short papers can be accepted as poster papers only. In these cases, the authors will be allowed to maintain the original number of pages in the camera-ready version.

The authors of accepted poster papers must also build and print a poster to be exhibited during the Conference. This poster must follow an A1 or A2 vertical format. The Conference can includes Work Sessions where these posters are presented and orally discussed, with a 5 minute limit per poster.

The authors of accepted full papers will have 15 minutes to present their work in a Conference Work Session; approximately 5 minutes of discussion will follow each presentation. The authors of accepted short papers and company papers will have 11 minutes to present their work in a Conference Work Session; approximately 4 minutes of discussion will follow each presentation.


PUBLICATION & INDEXING

To ensure that a full paper, short paper, poster paper or company paper is published, at least one of the authors must be fully registered by the 7th of January 2018, and the paper must comply with the suggested layout and page-limit. Additionally, all recommended changes must be addressed by the authors before they submit the camera-ready version.

No more than one paper per registration will be published. An extra fee must be paid for publication of additional papers, with a maximum of one additional paper per registration. One registration permits only the participation of one author in the conference.

Full and short papers will be published in Proceedings by Springer, in Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing Series. Poster and company papers will be published by AISTI.

Published full and short papers will be submitted for indexation by ISI, EI-Compendex, SCOPUS, DBLP and Google Scholar, among others, and will be available in the SpringerLink Digital Library.

The authors of the best selected papers will be invited to extend them for publication in international journals indexed by ISI/SCI/SSCI, SCOPUS and DBLP, among others, such as:

  • International Journal of Neural Systems (IF: 6.333 / Q1)
  • Integrated Computer-Aided Engineering (IF: 5.264 / Q1)
  • Omega - The International Journal of Management Science (IF: 4.029 / Q1)
  • Future Generation Computer Systems (IF: 3.997 / Q1)
  • International Journal of Information Management (IF: 3.872 / Q1)
  • Telematics and Informatics (IF: 3.398 / Q1)
  • Journal of Grid Computing (IF: 2.766 / Q1)
  • Ethics and Information Technology (IF: 1.500 / Q1)
  • Journal of Medical Systems (IF: 2.456 / Q2)
  • Computer Languages, Systems & Structures (IF: 1.615 / Q2)
  • International Journal of Critical Infrastructure Protection (IF: 1.5 / Q2)
  • Informatica - An International Journal (IF: 1.052 / Q2)
  • Annals of Telecommunications (IF: 1.412 / Q3)
  • Journal of Intelligent & Fuzzy Systems (IF: 1.261 / Q3)
  • International Journal of Computers Communications & Control (IF: 1.374 / Q3)
  • Expert Systems - Journal of Knowledge Engineering (IF: 1.18 / Q3)
  • Computational and Mathematical Organization Theory (IF: 0.769 / Q3)
  • Program - Electronic Library and Information Systems (IF: 0.556 / Q3)
  • Intelligent Service Robotics (IF: 0.875 / Q4)
  • Studies in Informatics and Control (IF: 0.776 / Q4)
  • Computing and Informatics (IF: 0.488 / Q4)
  • Information Technology and Control (IF: 0.475 / Q4)
  • Journal of Database Management (IF: 0.462 / Q4)
  • Romanian Journal of Information Science and Technology (IF: 0.365 / Q4)
  • Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering - Imaging & Visualization (ISI - Emerging Sources Citation Index)
  • Journal of Information Systems Engineering & Management



IMPORTANT DATES
Paper Submission: November 26, 2017

Notification of Acceptance: December 27, 2017

Payment of Registration, to ensure the inclusion of an accepted paper in the conference proceedings: January 7, 2018.

Camera-ready Submission: January 7, 2018
WorldCIST'18 website: http://www.worldcist.org/

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Call for Papers: BIAS - Bias in Information, Algorithms, and Systems

A half-day workshop at the 2018 iConference to be held in Sheffield, UK
on Sunday, March 25, 2018

http://ir.shef.ac.uk/bias/

More than ever before, information, algorithms and systems have the potential to influence and shape our experiences and views. With increased access to digital media and the ubiquity of data and data-driven processes in all areas of life, an awareness and
understanding of areas, such as algorithmic accountability, transparency, governance and bias, are becoming increasingly important. Recent cases in the news and media have highlighted the wider societal effects of data and algorithms requiring we pay it more attention.

The BIAS workshop will bring together researchers from different disciplines who are interested in analysing  and tackling bias within their discipline, arising from the data, algorithms and methods they use. The theme of the workshop, bias in information, algorithms, and systems, includes, but is not limited to, the following areas:

  • Bias in sources of data and information (e.g., datasets, data production, publications, visualisations, annotations, knowledge bases)
  • Bias in categorisation and representation schemes (e.g., vocabularies, standards, etc.)
  • Bias in algorithms (e.g., information retrieval, recommendation, classification, etc.)
  • Bias in the broader context of information and social systems (e.g., social media, search engines, social networks, crowdsourcing, etc.)
  • Considerations in evaluation (e.g., to identify and avoid bias, to create unbiased test and training collections, crowdsourcing, etc.)
  • Interactions between individuals, technologies and data/information
  • Considerations for data governance and policy


The workshop aims to identify potential avenues for future directions around the notions of bias, algorithmic transparency and accountability, with the concrete goal of generating a collaborative proposal for publishing a position paper (e.g., in ACM SIGIR Forum) and/or the coordination of a special issue on BIAS for the journal Online
Information Review. With these goals in mind, the workshop will feature a keynote talk, presentations and posters from workshop participants, and thematic discussions in small groups.

Submission and Publication
The workshop welcomes the following types of submissions:

  • Extended abstracts of up to 1,500 words,
  • Short research papers of up to 6 pages, and
  • Full research papers of up to 12 pages.


Submissions will be peer-reviewed by at least two members of the programme committee. Submissions should be formatted according to Springer's LNCS style guidelines (http://www.springer.com/gb/computer-science/lncs/conference-proceedings-guidelinesand not exceed the word/page limit. The submission is to be done via EasyChair (https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=bias2018). All accepted submissions will be published as workshop proceedings on CEUR-WS.org (http://ceur-ws.org/). Their metadata will also be provided in BibSonomy (https://www.bibsonomy.org/) and everything will be linked on the workshop homepage, together with the program and presentation slides. At least one author  of each accepted paper must register for the conference and present the paper there.

Important Dates

  • Abstract submission deadline: Jan 10, 2018
  • Submission deadline: Jan 20, 2018
  • Notification of acceptance: Feb 25, 2018
  • Camera-ready paper: Mar 10, 2018
    (Abstract submission: Please submit the title and (short) abstract of
    your work until January 10 to speed up reviewer assignment.)

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Call for Proposals: RDAP18

The Research Data Access and Preservation (RDAP) Summit, to be held March 21-23, 2018 in Chicago, IL<https://www.asist.org/events/rdap-summit/>, invites calls for proposals from managers, users, and generators of digital data from all sectors, including industry, academia, government, and cultural heritage centers, to present within the sessions described below.

Session topics are as follows:
I. Defining the role of the library in research data management within an institution
II. FAIR vs. Friction
III. Intersection of Publishing and Data
IV. Underserved Data Communities: Understanding Access & Preservation Bias
V. Research reproducibility - how data librarians are getting involved
VI. Open Call for Proposals

A brief description of each session is found here<https://goo.gl/YnV9HF> with the proposal submission questions. There will also be a poster session and separate oral session (TBD).

Please submit proposals via this form<https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSepr2zcgFS4Y7DbH19nmnbgkCM6Cb_QbV_hBkQ7JkjeG0aLFg/viewform?usp=sf_link> by Friday, November 17.
Questions can be directed to the RDAP Program Chairs, Amy Neeser (aneeser@berkeley.edu) and Jon Petters (jpetters@vt.edu).

Further information about the Summit can be found (or soon will be found) at https://www.asist.org/events/rdap-summit/.

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Call for Submissions: Jesse H. Shera Award for Distinguished Published Research

Jesse H. Shera Award for Distinguished Published Research

Call for Submissions

The Library Research Round Table of the American Library Association announces the 2018 Jesse H. Shera Award for Distinguished Published Research. The deadline for submitting entries is January 31, 2018.  The LRRT Shera Award Committee will judge the entries for the competition. The decision of the Committee will be announced by the LRRT Steering Committee Chair, prior to the Annual Conference.

 

Guidelines

  1. All entries must be research articles published in English during the 2017 calendar year.
  2. Articles may be nominated by any member of LRRT or by the editors of research journals in the field of library and information studies. No one may nominate more than two articles. 
  3. All nominated articles must relate in at least a general way to library and information studies. Any research method is acceptable.
  4. Authors of nominated articles need not be LRRT members.
  5. Articles by joint investigators are eligible, as are articles generated as a result of a research grant or other source of funding.
  6. Research articles will be judged on the following points:
  • Definition of the research problem;
  • Application of research methods;
  • Clarity of the reporting of the research;
  • Significance of the conclusions, as judged by the Committee.
  1. The author(s) of the winning article will receive a Certificate.

 

To nominate or submit an article (or articles) for the 2018 competition, e-mail an electronic copy of each article along with a cover letter, both in PDF format to: ors@ala.org with the subject line: Shera Award, Published Research

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Call for Applications: 2018 Chinese American Librarians Association (CALA) Scholarships

Call for Applications: 2018 Chinese American Librarians Association (CALA) Scholarships

Application Deadline: March 5, 2018

Founded in 1973, the Chinese American Librarians Association, an affiliate of American Library Association, is pleased to announce the availability of its 2017-2018 scholarships:

The CALA Scholarship of Library and Information Science

This scholarship awards $1000 to a full-time student at an ALA-accredited library school.

The Sheila Suen Lai Scholarship of Library and Information Science

This scholarship awards $500 to a full-time student at an ALA-accredited library school.

Lisa Zhao Scholarship Fund

This scholarship awards $500 to a full-time student at an ALA-accredited library school.

The Huang Tso-ping and Wu Yao-yu  Scholarship Memorial Fund

This scholarship awards faculty and students at the Wuhan University, China. One award is for a library school faculty member ($400) and two awards go to library school students ($200 each).


Applicant Eligibility:

These scholarships are designed to encourage professional and leadership development in Chinese American librarianship. They are open to full-time students of Chinese heritage who are currently enrolled in an ALA-accredited master's or doctoral program of library and information science at an institution of higher education in North America (with the exception of The Huang Tso-ping and Wu Yao-Yu Research and Scholarship). The recipient must be enrolled as a full-time student at the time the scholarship is awarded. Applicants may apply for any or all of the scholarships listed above. All scholarships are awarded in U.S. dollars.

To apply, please go to http://www.cala-web.org/awards/cala_scholarships to access the application guidelines, application forms, reference forms and upload reference letter. The application deadline is 12AM Central Time March 5, 2018. The recipients will be announced by April 30, 2018 and the awards will be presented at the CALA Awards Banquet during the 2018 CALA Annual Conference. If you have any questions, please contact the 2017-2018 CALA Scholarship Committee: 

Daniel Xiao (danxiao@tamu.edu) (Co-Chair)
Jie Huang (juh44@psu.edu) (Co-Chair)

Yang Zeng (yzeng@queenslibrary.org)

Suzhen Chen (suzhen@hawaii.edu)

Li Sun (lisun@rutgers.edu)

Tiewei Liu (tieweil@csufresno.edu)

Haiwang Yuan (haiwang.yuan@wku.edu)

Zao Liu (zliu@email.tamu.edu)

Jiaxun Wu (jiaxun@uchicago.edu)

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Call for Papers: Independent Libraries Association Conference 2018

Past, Present, Future: the People in Independent Libraries

Library of Innerpeffray, by Crieff, and the Leighton Library, Dunblane: Friday 1st - Sunday 3rd June 2018 

The Independent Libraries Association's annual conference continues the aim of bringing together those working in and around the independent library sector. 2017's conference followed the theme of 'collections', the core of any library; but what are texts without their readers? In 2018 the conference will focus on people. The membership of independent libraries is growing healthily, but individual institutions often battle against perceptions of exclusivity and anonymity. People who use independent collections, as well as the people who make the collections accessible are all welcomed under this year's theme. Papers on library founders, readers, members, subscribers, librarians, archivists, interns, volunteers, trustees, benefactors, partner institutions and/or the general public will all be considered. We are delighted to be holding the 2018 conference in Scotland, with joint hosts the Library of Innerpeffray, Crieff, and the Leighton Library, Dunblane. The Associations' intention is to foster networking between all those who work in or around libraries, archives, and special collections.

We welcome 20-minute papers in any of the following areas, though proposals from anyone in the independent library movement are welcome:

  • Famous Founders and/or well-known readers;
  • Increasing reader numbers and serving the community;
  • Borrower records and histories;
  • Volunteers and their contributions;
  • Crowd-sourced projects with students and the general public;
  • Online communities and open-access projects;
  • Architectural design to promote access;
  • Free at the point of use? Membership and subscription schemes;
  • Make do and mend: staffing an independent library.

We emphasise that papers do not need to be scholarly. The Association is committed to hearing a diversity of perspectives. Submissions should be sent to Jill Dye and Louisa Yates at independentlibraries@gmail.com by 5pm on Friday 3rd February 2018. Please direct any queries to this address. 

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Call for Proposals: ARLIS/NA

Have you written a paper or completed a project on art librarianship? Paper proposals for the New Voices in the Profession session at the 2018 Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) conference in New York, N.Y. are now being accepted! The session will be held on February 26

New Voices in the Profession showcases exceptional academic work by students and new professionals (under 5 years post MLS). Paper topics should relate strongly to art and/or visual resources librarianship, but also digital library projects, archives, library instruction, reference and the changing nature of libraries, among other topics. Paper topics that relate to the conference theme "Out of Bounds" and highlight how the profession is influenced by outside disciplines will be given special consideration.

To see papers presented in past sessions, please view conference proceedings from previous years on the ARLIS website (https://www.arlisna.org/news/conferences). Papers will be selected by representatives from ArLiSNAP and the ARLIS/NA Professional Development Committee.

If interested, please submit the following to Meredith Hale at runmerd@gmail.com by November 27, 2017:

  • Presentation title
  • Presentation abstract (250 words
  • Your name, institutional affiliation, and email address

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Call for Submissions: DERAIL Forum, Simmons College, Boston, MA

The Diversity, Equity, Race, Accessibility, and Identity in LIS (DERAIL) Forum will take place at Simmons College in Boston, MA on March 3rd and 4th, 2018. The DERAIL Forum is focused on highlighting critical approaches to Library and Information Science (LIS) practice and education that impact us as students and professionals. DERAIL is open to all SLIS graduate students in library, archive, children's literature and cultural heritage studies. DERAIL especially encourages submissions from those who do not have previous experience presenting at conferences. 

DEADLINE is January 1st, 2018

Possible topics for proposals include (but are in no way limited to):

  • Race and racism in LIS institutions
  • Social justice and diversity in LIS curriculum
  • Bias in subject heading and description standards
  • 'Diversity' in hiring and promotion practices
  • Case studies or specific LIS projects using social justice frameworks
  • Accessibility in online environments
  • Representation in archival and library collections
  • Bilingual service and finding aids

Session Types:

*Workshops: a session with facilitator(s) centered on a specific topic, demonstration and/or practical skills and techniques. Please indicate a specific skill or outcome for attendees.

*Panel Presentations: may cover a specialized topic from different perspectives or a general topic in-depth. Should provide sufficient time for audience questions. One of the panel participants may participate virtually.

*Individual Paper/Presentation: Proposals that are not already part of a set panel. May be assigned to a panel with similar topics.

*Posters: Posters are welcome in both digital and physical formats and should depict and summarize research related to forum topics and themes.

*Non-traditional formats: We encourage creativity in proposals and invite submissions that may not fit into the other categories described if they fit with Forum topics. Please contact derailforum@gmail.com with questions.

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Call for Papers: ISIC 2018, Kraków, Poland

We invite submissions of full papers, short papers, workshops, and panels to ISIC 2018: The Information Behaviour Conference held at Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Poland, 9-11 October 2018.


2nd Call for Papers


ISIC 2018 is the twelfth ISIC conference. The ISIC conferences have a reputation for being an arena for discussing challenging work concerning people's contextualised interactions with information of various kinds.


Keynote lectures by

  • Professor Lisa M. Given, Swinburne University of Technology
  • Professor Paul Dourish, University of California, Irvine
  • Dr. Sabina Cisek & Dr. Monika Krakowska, Jagiellonian University


ISIC is multidisciplinary in scope: researchers from information science, information studies, library studies, communication studies, information management, education, management science, psychology, social psychology, sociology, STS, information systems, computer science, and other disciplines contribute to the research field. A common thread is the focus on contextualised information activities, expressed in different framings such as 'information behaviour', 'information practice', 'information seeking' 'information experience' and others.


The ISIC conference is particularly interested in analytical rather than descriptive investigations.


For more information about the suggested themes of the papers please visit:

http://www.isic2018.com/paper-submission/call-for-papers.html

https://www.facebook.com/isic2018/

https://twitter.com/ISIC2018

EMAIL: isic2018@uj.edu.pl

The language of the conference will be only English and translators will not be available.


Important dates

Papers, Panels and Posters

*Paper submission deadline: 1 March 2018

*Panels submission deadline: 1 March 2018

*Poster submission deadline: 1 March 2018

We especially encourage the submission of full or short papers.



Pre-Conference Workshop proposals

* Workshop proposals should be sent by 15 January 2018



Pre-Conference Doctoral Workshop submissions

*Doctoral workshop submission deadline: 1 April 2018


Registration

*Early bird registration ends: 30 June 2018

*Late registration ends: 7 September 2018

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Call for Proposals: CAIS/ACSI 2018 Conference

Call for Proposals: CAIS/ACSI 2018 Conference

Conference Theme: Diversities on the data landscape: connecting information science with data studies

Location: Regina, Saskatchewan (May 30-June 1, 2018)
Deadline for Submission: January 23, 2018
Submit to EasyChair: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=caisacsi2018
 
(The French and English CFP are posted at http://cais-acsi.ca/2017/10/23/cfp-2018/)
 
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Diversities on the data landscape: connecting information science with data studies

46th Annual Conference of the Canadian Association for Information Science

University of Regina

Regina, Saskatchewan

May 30-June 1, 2018

 

We currently witness the impacts of data on people's lives, and on libraries, archives, other information organizations, and the scholarly communication process. The creation and availability of large volumes of data pose new opportunities as well as challenges for information science researchers and practitioners. Digital data influence a range of disciplines, domains, users, information sources, services, and businesses. Disciplinary and institutional repositories, digital archives, and digital libraries provide new research platforms for addressing ethical, epistemological, social, cultural, political, and linguistic issues. At the same time, the proliferation of data requires information science researchers and practitioners to critically investigate methodologies, approaches, theories, technologies, and pedagogies with data in mind.

In keeping with the Congress 2018 theme of "Gathering Diversities," "data" is conceived broadly to include research data, big data, digital data, open data, qualitative data, and emerging or less predominant types of data. CAIS/ACSI welcomes wide-ranging ideas, perspectives, and scholarship. Key questions include the following.

Methodological and theoretical frameworks

  1. How can information science theoretical frameworks, research methodologies, and approaches inform and contribute to the study of data?
  2. What are some of the common and unique areas of research and practice between data and information science? What opportunities do data present for innovative interdisciplinary research and practice?
  3. What epistemological and critical considerations must be taken into account in considering data in information science?
  4. How are data involved in people's information behaviours, practices, and experiences?

Technological and practice implications

  1. How are researchers and practitioners addressing opportunities and challenges around data such as digital literacy and data literacy, privacy, copyright, ownership, and confidentiality?
  2. What technological innovations and approaches support effective data management, including data mining and analytics, visualization, curation, archiving, preservation, citation, sharing, discovery, and interoperability?

Ethical, educational, and social considerations

  1. How might researchers and practitioners effectively bring an information ethics perspective to the collection, use, and analysis of data? What responsibilities do we have to advocate for open and equitable access to data?
  2. How are data and their associated opportunities and challenges being incorporated into Canadian LIS education? What skills and knowledge do new practitioners need in relation to data?
  3. How do the collection and use of data reflect or enable diversity within communities and among perspectives, representations, and interpretations? What responsibilities do information researchers and practitioners have to advocate for diversity and inclusion in this domain? How do we do so effectively?

 

Types of Proposals

CAIS/ACSI welcomes proposals reporting on empirical, theoretical, and practice-based research. Proposals may be submitted in English or French.

Papers: 20-minute oral presentations of completed or well-developed projects on topics suitable for publication in scholarly journals. Proposals reporting on completed or ongoing research will be given preference. Diverse perspectives (theoretical and applied) and methodologies are welcome. Proposals should be in the form of an extended abstract (approximately 1000-1500 words excluding references), reporting on research projects, theoretical developments or innovative practices. Please use this template: [link].

Posters: Visual presentations of completed or well-developed projects on topics suitable for publication in scholarly journals. Proposals reporting on completed or ongoing research will be given preference. Diverse perspectives (theoretical and applied) and methodologies are welcomed. Proposals should be in the form of a short abstract (maximum 750 words excluding references), reporting on research projects, theoretical developments or innovative practical applications. Please use this template: [link].

Student-to-CAIS/ACSI and Best Paper by a Practitioner Awards: Paper proposals by graduate students and practitioners will be considered for these awards. The Student-to-CAIS/ACSI award includes a monetary prize. Both awardees will have the opportunity to publish the full manuscript in the Canadian Journal of Information and Library Science / La Revue Canadienne des Sciences de L'information et de Bibliothéconomie. In order to be considered for these awards, please indicate if you are a student or practitioner in your proposal. Winners will be selected based on their extended abstracts. Details of the award, including previous winners, can be found at the CAIS/ACSI website at www.cais-acsi.ca.

Proposals will be evaluated on theory/methodology, clarity, impact/originality, and overall quality. Proposals will be received and reviewed using the EasyChair system: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=caisacsi2018.

Doctoral Forum

We are pleased to invite students to the second annual Doctoral Forum. The Forum's goal is to provide students with an opportunity to present and discuss their research project, get feedback from senior researchers, and make connections with other doctoral students. Students at any stage of their doctoral program are invited to submit to the Forum.

Submission: 250-500 word abstract describing your research project

Please be prepared to present on an aspect of your research for 5-10 minutes, which will be followed by discussion. More details will be provided upon acceptance.

To participate, please fill out the following submission form.

Doctoral students interested in attending the Forum are also encouraged to submit completed or ongoing research projects for consideration as part of the CAIS/ACSI conference.

Please note that you must register for the conference to participate in the Doctoral Forum.

The submission deadline for all proposals is January 23, 2018.

Authors will be notified no later than March 5, 2018. All presenters must register for the conference. Abstracts will be published on the CAIS/ACSI website once registration has taken place. Final versions must be submitted no later than April 30, 2018. Authors are also encouraged to submit full papers to the Canadian Journal of Information and Library Science / La revue canadienne des sciences de l'information et de bibliothéconomie.

Registration: The conference will take place May 30-June 1, 2018, as part of the 2018 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Regina (May 26-June 1, 2018). Registration will be available online through the Congress website (http://congress2018.ca/register).

 

For further information, please contact the CAIS/ACSI 2018 Conference Co-chairs: 

Ali Shiri

Professor, School of Library and Information Studies

University of Alberta

ali.shiri@ualberta.ca

Sarah Polkinghorne

Doctoral Candidate, Swinburne University of Technology &

Librarian, University of Alberta

sarah.polkinghorne@ualberta.ca

 

Sharon Farnel

Metadata Coordinator & Doctoral Student

University of Alberta

sharon.farnel@ualberta.ca

 

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Call for Submissions: 51st Fay B. Kaigler Children's Book Festival

Call for Papers/Presentations 

The 51st Annual Fay B. Kaigler Children's Book Festival

April 11-13, 2018

The University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg

Deadline for Submission: November 30, 2017

Notification of Acceptance: December 18, 2017

 

Call for Breakout Session and Poster Proposals 

We invite abstracts (of approximately 250 words) for 45-60 minute breakout sessions that are of professional interest to our attendees (teachers and librarians from across the nation).

 

The following information must be submitted via the online application:

  • Submit a proposal including title, session proposer (with full contact information), name of presenter(s), and abstract.
  • Provide a brief (3-4 sentence) summary of your session (workshops only)
  • Provide an abstract (250 words)
  • Provide a brief (3-4 sentence) bio of session presenter(s)

 

Please be aware that:

  • Presenters are responsible for handouts and other materials required for their session.  Attendees enjoy handouts- and although it is difficult to estimate attendance we recommend having no less than 40 per session.  Highest-attended sessions have had up to 85 attendees.
  • Presenters may not attach items to the walls or ceiling of the rooms and may not use confetti or glitter.
  • Accepted workshops receive complimentary registration to the festival with luncheons included.  Presenters are responsible for travel and housing.
  • Proposals are selected via blind review.

 

Feedback from previous festivals indicated a strong interest in the following:

  • Common Core
  • Public Libraries
  • School Libraries
  • Community Outreach
  • Storytelling
  • How to Get Published
  • Booktalks/Best New Books
  • Programming
  • Technology/Social Media

 

Applications and more information may be found here: https://www.usm.edu/childrens-book-festival/call-breakout-session-proposals

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