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Call for Papers: DESIRES 2018

DESIRES 2018: Call for Papers
1st Biennial Conference on Design of Experimental Search and Information Retrieval Systems

http://desires.dei.unipd.it/

28 August - 31 August 2018
Bertinoro, Italy
SUBMISSIONS: April 23, 2018 (EXTENDED)

Dates:
Conference: 28-31 August 2018 
(Tuesday evening welcome reception, Wednesday and Thursday full days + Friday morning)
Submission deadline: April 23, 2018 (AoE)
Notifications: May, 30 2018

***Vision***
DESIRES is a biennial retreat-like systems-oriented conference, complementary in its mission to the mainstream Information Access and Retrieval conferences like SIGIR, ECIR and other conferences focusing on specific aspects of IR such as ICTIR or CHIIR, emphasizing the innovative technological aspects of search and retrieval systems. 

DESIRES gathers researchers and practitioners from both academia and industry to discuss the latest innovative and visionary ideas in the field.  DESIRES is inspired by CIDR (http://cidrdb.org/).

DESIRES mainly encourages papers about innovative and risky information access and retrieval system ideas, systems-building experience and insight, resourceful experimental studies, provocative position statements, and new application domains. DESIRES also welcomes contributions focusing on implementation details, successful or failed reproducibility attempts, technological breakthroughs and new uses of old ideas. At DESIRES running demos/prototypes and war stories are more than welcome. Moreover, industrial and "real-world" experiences play a central role in DESIRES. For instance, papers discussing how well-established research ideas are implemented and used by industries and in commercial products are encouraged.


***C4P***
DESIRES is a single-track conference. To encourage authors to submit only their best work, each person can be an author or co-author of only a single paper or demo. That is, authors can submit only 1 (one) paper. 

DESIRES invites three kinds of contributions: 

  • Papers (up to 6 pages). Papers usually lack rigorous frameworks, simulations of performance, or prototype implementations but present a radical departure from conventional approaches that enables new applications. Accepted full papers will typically be presented in 20 minutes with 10 minutes for questions and discussion. There will be a discussant for each paper that will read the paper in advance and prepare questions (plus questions from the audience).
  • Prototypes (up to 6 pages). The prototype descriptions generally are a detailed report on successes and mistakes. Accepted prototype papers will typically be presented in 10 minutes with 5 minutes for questions and discussion.
  • Abstracts (1 page). Ideas that are too half-baked for a paper or demo proposal are good candidates for an abstract. Any author of a paper or prototype demo may additionally submit one abstract. Abstracts are expected to have a single author. Accepted abstracts are allocated 2 minutes in a gong-show style.


Format: ACM SIGIR classic format
https://www.acm.org/publications/proceedings-template-16dec2016

Publication: The accepted (and presented) papers will be published as CEUR-WS proceedings freely available on-line: http://ceur-ws.org/ (Indexed by DBLP and Scopus). Modified or incremental versions of the papers included in the DESIRES proceedings can be submitted to other venues. The scope of DESIRES is discussing ideas, not tying them.

The Call for Papers is also available here: https://easychair.org/cfp/DESIRES2018

***Venue and Organization***
DESIRES 2018 will be held at the University Residential Centre of Bertinoro (Ce.U.B.), Italy: http://www.ceub.it/default.asp?id=346#.WQ4LgVPygWo

The Ce.U.B. is active since 1994 in the field of vocational training, conferences, congresses and lectures. Ce.U.B. is a a vocational training centre of the University of Bologna and it is located in the ancient town of Bertinoro (Forlì-Cesena). The Ce.U.B complex is a former fortress (dating back to the 10th century) and an historical landmarks considered one of the most important monumental complex of the Region.

DESIRES 2018 is organized under the Bertinoro international Center for informatics (BiCi) umbrella (http://www.bici.eu/index.html). 

BiCi is an association whose mission is to foster cutting-edge research and advanced education in Computer Science.

DESIRES is sponsored by Bloomberg (silver sponsor) and Google (bronze sponsor).

Keynotes
The first confirmed keynote speaker is Jimmy Lin, Professor and the David R. Cheriton Chair in the David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science at the University of Waterloo.

(Tentative) Title of the keynote: Rocket Ships, V8, and Other Batsh*t Crazy Ideas in Information Retrieval

A great conference for a small price
We plan to keep the participation price to a minimum. We foresee a registration fee in the 500-650 range comprising accommodation in a single room for 3 nights, breakfasts, lunches, welcome reception, two dinners and coffee breaks. 

All the participants should reside at the Ce.U.B. in order to maximize participation and ideas exchange. There is a limited number of places and the accommodation order is: invited speakers, authors (max 2 people per paper), committees and others. Bertinoro offers two hotels at walking distance from the center that accommodate up to 30 additional people. If we will have more requests we are going to provide accommodation in hotels in cities nearby (3-4Km) plus a shuttle service from and to the hotels.

More info here: http://www.ceub.it/default.asp?id=435#.WQ4Py1PygWo
It is possible to organize a shuttle service from Bologna. It costs 250 for 15 people. 

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Call for Papers: IoP 2018, Guangzhou, China

The 4th IEEE International Conference on Internet of People (IoP 2018) --The Power of Social Networking and Crowd Computing--

October 8-12, 2018, Guangzhou, China

http://www.smart-world.org/2018/iop/

Internet of People (IoP) represents the mapping of social individuals that refer to people as cyber entities. It focuses on data collection, modeling, and ubiquitous intelligence for a wide range of applications of crowd sourced, Internet-based personal information. The rise of wearable/implant technologies and personal/body area networks has successfully bridged the physical and cyber worlds. Together with these, the emerging social computing and brain science will allow further incorporation of the social and mental worlds into the so-called Hyper World. Due to the pervasiveness of IoP and its impacts on human activity, it has quickly emerged as a hot and important interdisciplinary field.

The 4th IEEE International Conference on Internet of People (IoP 2018) is a premier forum for sharing theoretical, experimental and operational results in the relevant fields. The first IoP was held in 2015 in Beijing, China, and was a great success. The subsequent IoP 2016 and IoP 2017 were also successfully held in Toulouse, France, and San Francisco Bay Area, USA. We welcome original papers presenting the latest research findings and applications on a wide range of IoP topics.

CONFERENCE TOPICS
Social Computing and Social Internet of Things
Mobile Social Networks and Behavior Analysis
Internet of Sensing, Thinking and Creation
Internet of Swarm Intelligence and Games
Human-Centric Computing and Cyber-Physical-Social Systems
Crowd Sensing, Sourcing, Intelligence and Wisdom
Biometric Sensors and Identifications
Brain Information Sensing and Processing
Brain-Computer Interface/Brain-Machine Interface
Internet of Personae, Brains and Lives
Wearable Computing and Implant Technology
Personal/Body Networks and Personal Big Data
Emotion Recognition and Affective Computing
Internet-based Learning and MOOCs
Internet-based Robots and Cyborgs
Internet-based Healthcare, Wellbeing and Wellness
IoP Big Data Processing and Urban Computing
IoP Systems Modeling, Simulation and Optimization
IoP Security, Privacy, Trust, Psychology, Ethics, Politics and Laws


IMPORTANT DATES
Paper Submission Deadline:    April 25, 2018
Authors Notification:         June 25, 2018
Camera-ready Due:        August 8, 2018

PAPER SUBMISSION
A submission is limited to 8 pages for a main conference paper, 6 pages for a workshop or special session paper, and 2-4 pages for a poster in the IEEE format. Please submit at: https://easychair.org/conferences/conf=iop2018.

PAPER PUBLICATION
Accepted papers will be published by IEEE (IEEE-DL and EI indexed). Best Paper Awards will be presented to high quality papers. Selected papers will be recommended to journal special issues. More details can be found at the conference website: http://www.smart-world.org/2018/iop/.

CONTACT E-MAIL: iop2018@googlegroups.com

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Call for Papers: Code4Lib

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 41st issue. Don't miss out on this opportunity to share your ideas and experiences. To be included in the 41st issue, which is scheduled for publication in August 2018, please submit articles, abstracts, or proposals at http://journal.code4lib.org/submit-proposal or to journal@code4lib.org by Friday, May 11, 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 40 issues published on our website: http://journal.code4lib.org.

Remember, for consideration for the 41st issue, please send proposals, abstracts, or draft articles to journal@code4lib.org no later than Friday, May 11, 2018.

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Call for Proposals: ALISE

A. Requirements
The Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) is seeking proposals from qualified individuals and firms for the provision of professional association management services to ALISE. The following Request for Proposals (RFP) describes the areas of expertise that are sought in support of ALISE meetings, activities and administrative tasks. ALISE seeks to establish a contract with an individual or firm that is experienced in providing professional association management services. The ALISE Board will conduct an evaluation of submitted proposals and will award a contract to the individual or firm whose proposal is determined to be most advantageous to ALISE considering the evaluation factors set forth in this RFP.

Term of Contract
The initial contract resulting from the RFP will be effective after approval by the ALISE Board to start on an agreed upon date for a period not to exceed three (3) years, with annual renewal contingent upon contractual requirements being satisfied based on a mid-year review and an end-of-year review by ALISE officers. ALISE will determine when it will be appropriate to issue a new RFP for management services or to renew for a successive contract.

B. Background Information
The Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) is the global voice of library and information science education. With over 500 personal and institutional members, ALISE leads innovative and high-quality research, teaching, and service for educators and scholars in library and information science and cognate disciplines internationally through engagement, advocacy, and knowledge creation and dissemination.

Please visit alise.org for more information about ALISE, including its organizational units, membership, publications, conferences and upcoming events. Please contact ALISE President Heidi Julien at 205-310-8823 or heidijul@buffalo.edu with any questions.

C. Scope of Contracted Work
The following information, provided to prospective individuals and firms, describes ALISE's expectations of the awarded contractor's responsibilities, as they relate to providing professional association management services to ALISE. The selected contractor will report directly to the ALISE President and its Board of Directors. The scope of contracted work includes, but is not limited, to:

Meeting and Event Support

  • Manage ALISE's annual on-site conference held in selected cities nationally
  • Serve in an advisory capacity to event chairs and association leadership, communicating event logistics to committee/event chairs, members and participants
  • Provide reports and prepare materials for virtual (monthly) Board meetings as requested
  • Assist with and/or host virtual events (e.g., webinars)

Membership Support

  • Maintain current the membership database
  • Provide monthly reports of membership and other lists as requested by ALISE leadership
  • Remind members of renewals and process membership payments
  • Advise and coordinate with Director of Membership Services and ALISE leadership on recruitment strategies

Financial Support

  • Manage ALISE's finances at the direction of the Treasurer and Board, maintaining current all financial data using relevant software
  • Provide financial reports as requested by Treasurer and Board
  • Assist Treasurer and Board with annual budget preparation
  • Prepare information for annual audits and other financial filings

Website, Social Media and Publications Support

  • Serve as webmaster and ensure that all content is accurate and posted in a timely fashion
  • Post ALISE news and activities, and other news of interest to ALISE membership on ALISE website
  • Support Director for External Relations with streaming news on social media
  • Post job announcements in a timely fashion, and activate and deactivate job listings upon request
  • Prepare and send out electronic correspondence (emails, announcements, etc.) at the direction of (or in the absence of) ALISE leadership, editors of ALISE publications, and Committee and SIG Chairs
  • Identify, negotiate and maintain current vendor/software contracts in coordination with Board to support communication and publishing activities
  • Maintain permission levels on the website, cloud servers or software with annual leadership changes

Administrative Support

  • Respond to telephone calls, emails, mail, social media, etc.
  • Oversee administrative print and electronic files and records, and coordinate their transfer to the institutional archives or repository
  • Maintain passwords, log-in information and other important details for all accounts
  • Manage association equipment, supplies and software (e.g., credit card machines, banners, member nametags)

Leadership/Committee Support

  • Assist in the implementation of directives of the executive committee and board of directors
  • Maintain contact list of association leadership and provide to leadership
  • Assist with tactical implementation of events/activities as requested by committee leaders and Board
  • Assist with donor/sponsor and partner/affiliate relations
  • Coordinate all aspects of Board meetings, including assisting the President with setting the agenda, providing Board with meeting materials, and reimbursement instructions, in a timely manner
  • Assist committees and SIGs with information on procedures and policies to conduct their work

D. Response Format & Proposal Instructions
Responses must include the following information that will serve as the basis for rating demonstrated qualifications of
the individual/firm in this RFP. In the review process, ALISE will evaluate proposals on the basis of the following
information that must be submitted in each response:

1. Executive Summary

  • Condense and highlight the contents of the proposal. The summary should provide the ALISE Board with an overall understanding of the proposal and the individual/firm's approach.

2. Evidence of the individual/firm's ability to provide association management services, including company background and history.

3. Individuals/firms must address the following requests:

  • Identify how you will manage, service and support ALISE.
  • Describe your individual/firm's experience with similar clients/associations, including approximate budget level.
  • Present a detailed process for your services and how those components will benefit ALISE.

4. An outline of the individual/firm's credentials and the professional experience of individual staff members intended to
provide services as a result of an awarded contract -- positions held, past clients, etc. Individuals/firms should include
resumes or other descriptions of relevant past experience and qualifications of key individuals who will work with ALISE

While ALISE does not limit the individual/firm's ability to assign or reassign personnel during the period of contract
performance, the past experience, qualifications, and education of the key individuals are expected to represent a
contractual commitment by the individual/firm to retain comparably skilled and qualified individuals during the
contract.

5. Individuals/firms must references from organizations for which you have provided support. Please provide:

  • Organization name, Address and Phone number
  • Contact name, title and e-mail
  • Website address (If applicable)

ALISE may contact the individuals listed to validate the nature of the individual/firm's experience, as well as other
individuals who may be identified as having relevant information during the course of those discussions. ALISE
reserves the right to consider references by those individuals concerning the scope of activities/services,
timeliness of performance, association management capabilities, or other information relevant to determining the
quality of the individual/firm's past experience and demonstrated capabilities.

6. Fee Structure

  • Detail the fees associated with providing the detailed Scope of Work and any additional costs associated with fulfilling this RFP.

7. Individuals/firms may also provide any additional information that may be germane to the proposal and the evaluation of the individual/firm's experience.

Submission and General Instructions
Individuals and firms responding to this announcement shall submit their proposal by email to ALISE President Heidi Julien
(heidijul@buffalo.edu) by May 18, 2018. Late proposals will not be accepted.

Important Dates Deadline

1. RFP Notice - Open for Submission April 19, 2018
2. Proposal Submission Deadline May 18, 2018
3. ALISE Board Review, and Oral Presentations and Interviews June 11, 2018
4. Approval by ALISE Board of Directors and Contract with Selected Proposal June 18, 2018

All proposals should be submitted as a PDF document. Submitted proposals should not exceed 10 printed pages in length in their entirety, inclusive of appendices and other reference material, but not including individual resumes. Please note that any additional information, other than the 10-page submission and resumes, will not be reviewed. Font size for basic narrative descriptions must be no smaller than 12-point Times New Roman.

The subject line should read: ALISE Proposal for Professional Association Management Services.

E. Evaluation and Selection Process
The ALISE Board will evaluate the merits of proposals received in accordance with the evaluation factors stated in this RFP and will identify the proposal that is most advantageous to ALISE.

Numeric evaluations will be used to identify strengths and weaknesses of proposals and to establish a ranking based on the following criteria:

  • Demonstrated experience in association management
  • Demonstrated capacity to assist in administrative tasks
  • Ability to provide support for association activities
  • Ability to assist with financial reporting and documentation
  • Pricing
  • Individual/firm's experience, qualifications, and key personnel, and the extent to which the qualifications, experience, and past performance are likely to foster successful, on-time performance

Proposals that are incomplete in terms of the requirements of this RFP will not be considered. Individuals/firms should not assume that they will have an opportunity for oral presentations, so they should submit their most favorable proposals as their initial proposal. An oral presentation and interview may be held for purposes of clarification of proposal content and to ensure the full understanding of and responsiveness to RFP requirements. Individuals/firms will not be provided an opportunity for proposal revisions.

All individuals/firms must meet the minimum requirements established by this RFP to be eligible for award. ALISE reserves the right to reject any and all proposals or parts thereof. Proposals resulting from this solicitation shall be available for use by ALISE.

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Call for Posters: BMore!

Call for Posters: BMore!

The Social Sciences & Humanities and Academic Divisions of the Special Libraries Association invite proposals for a poster session to be held during SLA's annual conference in Baltimore, June 9-13, 2018.

The theme for the SLA 2018 conference is BMore! We welcome proposals addressing any aspect of this theme. How are you and your library being more innovative? More collaborative? More inclusive? Posters may present original research, case studies, or work in progress.

A prize will be awarded for the best poster, as judged by attendees.

Proposals should be submitted by April 20, 2018 using this form [http://bit.ly/BMORESLA]. Please include a title and description of about 250 words. Proposals will be reviewed by the 2018 poster session committee for relevance to the theme and quality, and applicants will be notified of acceptance decisions by April 30, 2018.

The poster session will be a relaxed and informal time to share ideas with your colleagues and will be held on Tuesday, June 12, from 9-10 a.m. Poster presenters are expected to stay for the hour to answer questions and to network with attendees.

The 2018 poster session committee is Marilyn Bromley, Lateka Grays, and Tara Murray. Please send any questions to Tara at tem10@psu.edu.

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Call for Papers: ICGCIoT 2018

Second International Conference on Green Computing and Internet of Things

Global Academy of Technology, Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Conference Date: 16-18 August 2018

Submission Deadline: 2 May 2018
Conference website: http://gciot-conference.org/2018/

Prospective authors are invited to submit soliciting, original, previously unpublished and high quality research papers addressing research challenges and advances. Submitted papers will undergo a peer-review process, coordinated by the Program Committee. All accepted and presented papers are eligible for submission to the IEEE Xplore Digital Library and SCOPUS INDEXED Journals.
IEEE ISBN : 978-1-5386-5657-0;
IEEE Part No. : CFP18C35-ART
IEEE Conference Record No.: #44090

For any enquiries or if you have any proposal please contact:
chair@gciot-conference.org &  secretariat@gciot-conference.org

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International Conference on Information Management & Libraries 2018

For more information (including deadlines) please visit http://www.pu.edu.pk/iciml.

You are invited to be part of this exciting event, connect with national and international participants, and disseminate your research, experience, opinions in any of the following tracks:

  • Full Research or Opinion papers
  • Short papers or Posters presentation on research in progress
  • Best Practices
  • First 2 tracks need a structured abstract of 500-750 words excluding references (following APA 6th edition) according to the following structure:

Background/introduction; Purpose/problem statement/research questions; Research methodology;  Findings; Conclusion; Research limitations; Implications and Keywords

  • For Best Practices, a write up of 500 words should introduce the practice(s), its novelty, implementation and value for the community.

Authors will be notified about the accepted abstracts after blind reviewing by the program committee. Selected full-text papers will be considered for publishing in Pakistan Journal of Information Management & Libraries.

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Call for Papers: Archives and Manuscripts Special Issue

"New Horizons: Writing on Records and Archives from Emerging Scholars." 


Guest Editors
Lise Summers, Independent Scholar, Perth, Australia
Laura Millar, Independent Scholar, British Columbia, Canada
Donald Force, School of Information Studies, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, United States

Archives and Manuscripts invites submissions for a theme issue dedicated to research and writing from emerging scholars and new professionals, on the broad theme of archives, records, and information management. Recent graduates, post-graduate and honours students in records and archives management programmes within Australia or around the world are invited to submit papers based on course assignments, projects, theses or other kinds of research work carried out as part of their education. Submissions will also be considered from recent graduates, based on work just completed as part of their academic programme. Recent graduates are defined as those who have graduated from undergraduate, graduate, or post-graduate archives, records, or information studies programmes within the last two years.
The guest editors welcome a broad spectrum of submissions on any topics related to records and archives management, including, but not limited to, topics such as:
  • records, archives, and information concepts, theories and principles
  • the history of records, recordkeeping or archives management
  • professional activities, roles, skills, responsibilities and needs
  • records and archives systems, technologies or infrastructures
  • the impact of digital technologies on records and archives management
  • digital preservation
  • new ways of teaching and learning about records and archives management
  • the impact of changes in theory on records and archives practice
  • access, reference and use of archives and records
  • users of archives, community(ies) of users and public needs and priorities
  • organizational cultures and social structures and their impact on records and recordkeeping
  • personal records and recordkeeping activities
  • the future of the profession.


Submission Deadlines
  • Abstracts must be submitted no later than 4 May 2018.
  • Abstracts accepted and authors notified no later than 1 June 2018.
  • Full paper submitted: 24 August 2018.
  • Confirmation of inclusion in the special issue: 1 December 2018.
The journal is scheduled to be published in March 2019. 

Submission Process

Submissions should include the following:
  • The author's full name, physical address, and email address.
  • A statement confirming the author's status as a student or recent graduate, including the name of the educational institution and/or programme of study and date of graduation, if applicable.
  • A title for the proposed paper (a tentative title is acceptable)
  • An abstract of no more than 500 words, outlining the theme, research question, hypothesis or focus of the paper, the research approach to be taken to the study (for theoretical or conceptual papers) or the research strategy and methodology to be used (for a research paper or case study), and any other details that help explain the intended purpose and scope of the paper.
  • Between 3 and 6 keywords to represent the themes or topics in the paper.

For accepted abstracts, the finished papers should be from 6,000-10,000 words, including notes and appendices, prepared according to Archives and Manuscripts editorial guidelines, which are available online at http://www.tandfonline.com/action/authorSubmission?journalCode=raam20&page=instructions. All submissions will follow a full peer review process.

Please submit your completed abstract by 4 May 2018 to Laura Millar by email: laura_millar@telus.net. 

If your abstract is accepted, you will need to submit the full paper through the Taylor & Francis portal at http://tandfonline.com/toc/raam20/currentIf you are having difficulties with using the portal, please contact the General Editor, Katrina Dean (journaleditor@archivists.org.au) or the Assistant Editor, Hannah Hibbert (aandmoffice@archivists.org.au). 
 
On behalf of the editorial team, Laura Millar is happy to receive informal enquiries and questions in advance of the deadline. Please contact her at laura_millar@telus.net if you have any questions or ideas about your potential contribution to this special issue of Archives and Manuscripts.

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Call for Papers: Libri

Libri: The International Journal of Libraries and Information Studies

Libri was established in 1950 and is a leading international scholarly journal which investigates the aspects of library and information studies from both a historical and present-day perspective and analyses the role of information and knowledge in cultural, organizational, national and international developments.

The journal reports on current trends in library and information studies worldwide and describes their resulting transformation from the introduction of new information and communication technologies, multidisciplinary approaches, changing practices, and evolving methods. Background information and the latest research findings in library and information studies are made accessible to academics, practitioners, and a broader public.

The editors are pleased to consider papers on new initiatives and current issues in library and information studies worldwide, including, but not limited to topics such as:

  • Libraries (national, public, academic, school, special, etc.) and other information environments
  • Information and knowledge management
  • Information for development (developing and industrialized countries)
  • Indigenous knowledge
  • Literacy (media, information, etc.)
  • Data analytics, big data and their impact on organizations (e.g., customer related data; social science perspective)
  • Digital libraries and repositories
  • Data management, data curation and virtual research environments (VREs)
  • Information ethics and information law
  • Information retrieval
  • Information behavior
  • Freedom of access to information and freedom of expression
  • Archives & preservation
  • Cultural heritage
  • Book and publishing history
  • Theory submissions

Papers may include theoretical issues surrounding philosophies, policies and trends in all types of library, information, archive, and museum studies.

Articles should be in English and conform to the highest academic standards. Papers that include citations to publications that are not in English or are not in Roman script are welcome.

Libri, the International Journal of Libraries and Information Studies, is published by De Gruyter, and is published both in print (ISSN: 0024-2667) and online (ISSN: 1865-8423) versions.

Libri is indexed with and included in De Gruyter Saur, EBSCO, Elsevier SCOPUS, Gale, Proquest, Thomson Reuters, and Web of Science.

Submit your manuscript to the editors at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/libri.

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Call for Papers: Special Issue on Fake News

https://www.degruyter.com/page/1741

Recent developments in the information sphere have created an environment of distrust and have emphasized the need for increased information/media/digital literacy. In this information environment, the notion of a universal truth is virtually non-existent and individuals seemingly choose their own truth. Also problematic is the general idea that any information with which one disagrees can be labeled "fake." While information professionals have always advocated for the critical evaluation of information and sources, there has not been a connection made between Library and Information Science as a discipline and what the U.S. has been experiencing with regards to fake news, the weaponization of information, or the need for information literacy. This gap is reflective of the longstanding disconnect between the public and Library and Information Science.

The guest editors welcome a broad spectrum of submissions on topics related to Fake News, including, but not limited to:

  • Digital literacy 
  • Professional activities, roles, skills, responsibilities to combat Fake News 
  • Pedagogy and Fake News 
  • The Weaponization of Information
  • The Social Impact of Fake News
  • Impact of Fake News on Democracy 
  • History of Fake News 
  • Fake News, Politics, and the Media 
  • Implications for Information as Evidence

 

Submissions should include the following:

  • The author's full name, physical address, and email address.
  • A title for the proposed paper (a tentative title is acceptable)
  • A proposal of no more than 500 words, outlining the theme, research question, hypothesis or focus of the paper, the research approach to be taken to the study (for theoretical or conceptual papers) or the research strategy and methodology to be used (for a research paper or case study), and any other details that help explain the intended purpose and scope of the paper.
  • Between 3 and 6 keywords to represent the themes or topics in the paper. Please submit your completed proposal by May 1, 2018. Authors will be notified of acceptance by June 15, 2018. Final papers are due September 15, 2018. Tentative Publication date: Spring 2019. Final Papers should be from 6,000-8000 words, including notes and appendices, and formatted to the Instruction for Authors

All submissions will follow a peer review process.

This special issue is co-edited by Renate L. Chancellor (Catholic University of America, USA) and Shari A. Lee (St. John's University, USA). Questions, comments and inquiries can be directed to either Renate (chancellor@cua.edu) or Shari (lees2@stjohns.edu).

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Call for Applications: Initiative to Recruit a Diverse Workforce

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is accepting applications for the 2018-2020 cohort of the Initiative to Recruit a Diverse Workforce (IRDW), a program designed to recruit master of library and information science (MLIS) students from historically underrepresented ethnic and racial minority groups into careers in research libraries and archives. Benefits of the IRDW include:
  • A stipend of up to $10,000 over two years in support of MLIS education 
  • Leadership and career development training 
  • site visit to an ARL member library 
  • Financial support for skills development 
  • A formal mentorship program 
The IRDW is funded by ARL member libraries. This program reflects the commitment of ARL members to create a diverse workforce that will better reflect the changing demographics of higher education and society and will advance the Association's goals of creating more inclusive, equitable, and just organizations. 

Program Goal and Objectives 

The ARL Initiative to Recruit a Diverse Workforce seeks to: 
  • Attract MLIS students from historically underrepresented racial and ethnic groups to careers in research libraries and archives 
  • Strengthen participants' leadership and job-searching skills via the ARL Annual Leadership Symposium held during the American Library Association (ALA) Midwinter Meeting 
  • Develop a network of peers and mentors who will guide and nurture the career development of the participants 

Applicant Criteria 

Successful applicants will meet the following criteria: 
  • Identify as being from an underrepresented racial or ethnic group, based on the categories outlined by the US Census Bureau or Statistics Canada or Aboriginal (First Nations, Métis, and Inuit) people classifications 
  • Be a citizen or permanent resident of the US, Canada, or Puerto Rico 
  • Be accepted into an ALA-accredited MLIS program 
  • Have a strong interest in pursuing a career in a research library or archive, especially one that is a member of the Association of Research Libraries 

To Apply 

All applicants are required to submit the following materials by 11:59 p.m. eastern daylight time on Monday, May 14, 2018

  • Online application form 
  • Résumé 
  • Essay (400 words maximum) describing what attracts you to a career in a research library or archive 
  • Unofficial undergraduate school transcripts, including your last academic semester completed 
  • Unofficial graduate school transcripts, including your last academic semester completed OR official letter of acceptance into a graduate-level program in library and information science 
  • Two letters of recommendation (See application requirements for details.) 
For more information about the program and the application process, visit the Initiative to Recruit a Diverse Workforce (IRDW) website.

About the Association of Research Libraries

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is a nonprofit organization of 125 research libraries in the US and Canada. ARL's mission is to influence the changing environment of scholarly communication and the public policies that affect research libraries and the diverse communities they serve. ARL pursues this mission by advancing the goals of its member research libraries, providing leadership in public and information policy to the scholarly and higher education communities, fostering the exchange of ideas and expertise, facilitating the emergence of new roles for research libraries, and shaping a future environment that leverages its interests with those of allied organizations. ARL is on the web at ARL.org.

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Call for Papers: MTSR'18

 

http://www.mtsr-conf.org/ 

The 12th International Conference on Metadata and Semantics Research (MTSR'18) will be held at Cyprus University of Technology in Limassol, Cyprus

between October 23rd - 26th,  2018

 

Motivation

MTSR is an annual international inter-disciplinary conference, which brings together academics, researchers and practitioners in the specialized fields of metadata, ontologies and semantics research. The conference provides an opportunity for participants to share knowledge and novel approaches in the implementation of semantic technologies across diverse types of information environments and applications. These include Open Access Repositories and Digital Libraries, Cultural Informatics, Digital Humanities, E-learning applications, Search Engine Optimization and Information Retrieval, Research Information Systems and Infrastructures, e-Science and e-Social Science applications, Agriculture, Food and Environment, Bio-Health & Medical Information Systems.

 

Important Dates

  • 15th June 2018: Submission deadline (Full and Short papers)
  • 15th June 2018: Submission deadline (Posters, Workshops, Tutorials, Demos and Panels)
  • 27th July 2018: Notification of decision
  • 24th August 2018: Camera-ready papers due

 

23rd - 26th October 2018, Conference at Cyprus University of Technology, Limassol, Cyprus

 

 

Topics

Contributions are welcome on Metadata in general, Ontologies, Semantic Web, Linked Data, Automatic Metadata Generation, Open-Access Repositories, Digital Libraries, Knowledge Management, Software Engineering, Cultural Informatics, Digital Humanities, E-learning applications, Information Retrieval, e-Science and e-Social Science applications, Agriculture, Food and Environment, Bio-Health and Medical Information Systems, including but not limited to:

 

I. Foundations

  • Typology of metadata and metadata implementations
  • The value and cost of metadata
  • Quality evaluation in the use of metadata
  • Metadata reusability
  • New or revised metadata schemas or application profiles
  • Metadata standardization
  • Empirical studies on metadata and/or ontologies usage

II. Languages and Frameworks for Metadata Management

  • SGML, XML, UML in theory and practice
  • Languages and Frameworks for Ontology Management
  • Metadata and the Semantic Web
  • Metadata and Knowledge Management
  • Metadata and Software Engineering
  • Metadata application of Semantic Web technologies
  • Ontologies and Ontology-based Knowledge Management Systems

III. Case Studies

  • Metadata and ontologies for librarianship, management of historical archives and archaeological research
  • Metadata and ontologies for the design of innovative products and processes
  • Metadata and ontologies for health, biological and clinical information management
  • Metadata and ontologies in finance, tourism and public administrations
  • Metadata and ontologies in industry
  • Metadata and ontologies in education
  • Metadata and ontologies in agriculture, food and environment

IV. Technological Issues

Technologies for:

  • Metadata and ontology storage, Metadata and ontology integration, Metadata extraction and navigation, querying and editing of ontologies
  • Learning Objects management
  • Search engines, Localization & Visualization
  • Mobile challenges
  • Automatic metadata generation

V. Digital Libraries, Information Retrieval, Big, Linked, Social & Open Data

  • Ontologies and SKOS
  • Linked Data and its applications
  • Information visualization
  • Metadata quality
  • Digital curation
  • Impact and evaluation of digital libraries
  • Use and re-use of digital data
  • Data mining
  • Open and Social Data
  • Social Networking & Collaboration platforms
  • Multilingual IR
  • User behavior and modeling
  • Big Data semantics, search and mining
  • Big Data best practices
  • Reasoning on Big Data

VI. Tutorials, Workshops, Demos and Panels

You can bring in your ideas for tutorials, workshops, demos and panels. If you are interested in a particular topic, please let us know by sending an email to mtsr.conference@gmail.com

Submit your proposal to EasyChair https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=mtsr2018

 

Special Tracks

The conference welcomes the organization of special tracks focusing on particular domains or topics. Proposals for special tracks are welcome. Papers submitted to tracks undergo the same review procedures and are published in the same proceedings as those accepted for the main track. Tracks currently being organized:

●   Agriculture, Food & Environment

●   Cultural Collections & Applications

●   Digital Libraries, Information Retrieval, Big, Linked, Social & Open Data

●   European and National Projects

●   Open Repositories, Research Information Systems and Data Infrastructures

●   Digital Humanities and Digital Curation

●   Knowledge IT Artifacts (KITA) in professional communities and aggregations

 

Submission procedure

The following types of submissions are invited:

●    Full papers (12 pages, CCIS format) reporting completed research

●    Short papers (6 pages, CCIS format) presenting ongoing or preliminary research

●    Posters (4 pages)

●    Proposals for Tutorials, Workshops, Demos and Panels (1-3 pages providing a description)

 

Submissions should be original and not previously submitted, published and under review to other Conferences or Journals. All submissions will be reviewed on the basis of relevance, originality, importance and clarity following a double-blind peer review process. Submitted papers have to follow the LNCS proceedings formatting style and guidelines. Authors of accepted submissions will be asked to register to the Conference and present their work in the form of either oral presentation or poster presentation.

Interested authors can submit to EasyChair https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=mtsr2018

Conference Proceedings

Proceedings will be published by Springer in CCIS Vol. 846 (Communications in Computer and Information Science) book series (http://www.springer.com/series/7899). CCIS is abstracted/indexed in Scopus, SCImago, EI-Compendex, Mathematical Reviews, DBLP, Google Scholar. CCIS volumes are also submitted for the inclusion in ISI Proceedings.

Other Publication Opportunities

Selected papers might be considered for a revised and extended version to be published in a range of international journals, including the International Journal of Metadata, Semantics and Ontologies (Inderscience) (http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/ind/ijmso) and Program (Emerald) (http://www.emeraldinsight.com/loi/prog), currently published as Data Technologies and Applications.

 

Awards

There are two types of awards: the Best paper award and the Best student paper award, both sponsored by euroCRIS (http://www.eurocris.org/).

●   Best paper award: This award will be presented to the authors of the best full research paper submitted and presented to the conference.

●   Best student paper award: MTSR sponsors a paper competition to recognize excellence in a conference paper contribution whose primary author is a student (normally at a PhD or MRes level). The student is required to present the paper at the MTSR 2018 conference. Submissions are evaluated on their originality, scientific merits, structure, and clarity of composition.

The author of an awarded paper, and co-authors if any, will be entitled to:

●   Receive a signed and stamped official award certificate by the conference organizers

●   Promote their achievement on MTSR conference webpage, and MTSR Social Media

●   Get invited to submit an extended and revised version of the awarded paper for publication in the International Journal of Metadata, Semantics and Ontologies (Inderscience) (http://www.inderscience.com/jhome.php?jcode=ijmso);

○   Each award comes with the price of a free access/registration to next year's MTSR. including all conference materials, together with the printed/digital conference proceedings

○   This voucher, in case of many co-authors, is valid only for one author of the awarded paper, and only for the MTSR conference that follows the year after receiving the award.

 

General Chairs

Emmanouel Garoufallou, Alexander TEI of Thessaloniki, Greece

Fabio Sartori, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy

 

Program Chair

Ernesto William De Luca, Georg Eckert-Institute - Leibniz-Institute for International Textbook Research, Germany

Athena Salaba, Kent State University, USA

 

Local Organization Chair

Marios Zervas, Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus

 

Contact:  mtsr.conference@gmail.com

 

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Call for Nominations: Student Engagement Awards

ASIS&T SIG-DL Seeking Nominations for Student Engagement Awards

Deadline: July 15, 2018

Original Release date: March 21, 2018

The Student Engagement Award, offered by Special Interest Group-Digital Libraries (SIG-DL), have been established to assist promising students in becoming active contributors within the ASIS&T community through involvement in SIG-DL. The award will be granted through a single submission cycle.

The Award

The SIG-DL Student Engagement Award is intended to encourage professional activity in ASIS&T by students who are interested in digital libraries and related initiatives. The Award is a modest monetary sum to assist with deferring travel costs to the ASIS&T Annual Meeting. A single award value is up to $1200 to cover Annual Meeting registration and travel. The award will be issued to the winning student prior to the ASIS&T Annual Meeting. Award certificate will be presented in a ceremony during the SIG-DL Business Meeting at the ASIS&T Annual Meeting.

Eligibility & Selection

Only graduate students currently enrolled in information science or library and information science programs are eligible to be nominated. Current and former SIG-DL Executive Committee members are not eligible for the awards. Applicants will be evaluated based on demonstrated interest in actively contributing to the mission and goals of ASIS&T. Financial need will be considered as part of the applicant's eligibility for the awards.

Selection will be based on an evaluation of the applicant's essay, biography, and resume. The awards will be granted to the most relevant application. A panel of three SIG-DL Executive Committee members will select the award recipient. Depending on the quality and diversity of the nominations, the awards may not be granted every year. In that instance, the prize money shall be reserved until the following year.

Important Dates

Application due date: July 15, 2018

Awards notification date: August 15, 2018

Nomination Procedure

To submit a nomination, e-mail SIG-DL (asist.sigdl@gmail.com) with the nomination materials. Self-nominations are accepted. Nominations will not be considered until all materials have been received. Nominations will be comprised of the following elements:

  1. The nominee's name, title, institution, phone, and email address.
  2. An essay (250-500 words) outlining how attendance at the Annual Meeting will enable to nominee to increase contribution to ASIS&T in general and SIG-DL in particular.
  3. A brief biography of the nominee.
  4. A current resume of the nominee.
  5. Letters of support of the nominee are optional, but accepted.

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Call for Applications: LMD Career Advancement Award 2018

Are you early in your career and ready for mentoring and support?  We want to hear from you!

The LMD Awards Committee is seeking applications from LMD members for the 2018 Career Advancement Award. This award is for an individual in the first five years of his/her information career with a keen interest in leadership initiatives and development. Applications are due by March 30th.

An opportunity like can truly be a career-changing event. Our 2015 winner, Natasha Chowdory, said this about her experience: "In 2015 I won the Leadership and Management Division's Career Advancement Award. That sounds like such a simple thing to say but in retrospect, it's sparked off a whole new career tangent for me - one that I couldn't even have imagined. In a nutshell, I've gained a mentor, a new network of fellow information professionals and deeper understanding of what my role actually means, not just in my organization but within society as a whole."

The award sparked her pursuit of many new kinds of professional activities. Read the full story about Natasha's experience here

LMD is ready to help YOU. Check out the application information here and act now to further your career!

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Call for Submissions: CJAL

The Canadian Journal of Academic Librarianship (CJAL) invites article submissions for a special issue on the theme of research, scholarship, and Canadian academic librarians, to be published in May 2019. Members of the Research and Scholarship Committee of the Canadian Association of Professional Academic Librarians (CAPAL) will serve as guest editors for this issue: Selinda Berg, Melanie Boyd, David Tkach, and Jenaya Webb.

 

The nature of what constitutes scholarship for librarians is vague, leaving fundamental questions unanswered. Despite an uncertain, evolving, and sometimes disparate environment, academic librarians nevertheless demonstrate a commitment to advancing scholarship within their profession. One group advancing scholarship within Canadian academic libraries is the CAPAL Research and Scholarship Committee (Committee Mandate). To foster a greater understanding of the research environment of academic librarians, as well as to capture a scholarly foundation to inform their own work and the work of others, the committee is editing a special issue of CJAL.

 

This special issue will gather diverse perspectives that engage with the question: What is research and scholarship for academic librarians? The intent is to bring together voices that probe, examine, and reflect on this question. We hope that this special issue will unearth uncertainties, highlight points of divergence and convergence about research and scholarship within the profession, and bring other important questions to the fore.

Some potential questions to which submissions might respond include:

  • How do academic librarians define research and scholarship?
  • What is the value of research and scholarship to the identity and/or work of academic librarians? 
  • In the context of our profession, what (if any) is the difference between research and scholarship?
  • How do we reconcile the diverse perspectives of research and scholarship that we may bring to the profession?
  • What is unique about research and scholarship in our profession?
  • What are the ways in which academic librarians theorize and practice research and scholarship?
  • How do differences in library circumstances regarding research and scholarship contribute to a climate of uncertainty and, to some extent, disparity among us?
  • How does a lack of common ground between librarians, and across the profession, render it difficult to support each other individually and collectively in research and scholarship?
  • What is the role of advanced degrees in the scholarly environment of librarians?
  • What is the place of research, scholarship, and creative activity by librarians that is not situated within the discipline of library or information science?
  • What role does academic freedom play in our research and scholarship?
  • How do research and scholarship fit into our daily lives?
  • What is your response to/critique of the committee's Terms of Reference, in part or in whole?

 

The editors welcome papers of up to 10,000 words that address these or related questions--from all perspectives, approaches, and methodologies. If the submission has a geographic focus, the focus should be on Canada or have a strong connection to Canada.

 

For Submission Process and more information, please visit: http://www.cjal.ca/index.php/capal/announcement/view/571

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Call for Applications: Fellowship at the Digital Curation Institute, University of Toronto, Canada

The Digital Curation Institute (DCI) at the Faculty of Information at the University of Toronto is calling for applications <http://dci.ischool.utoronto.ca/2018/03/06/call-for-applications-fellowship-at-the-digital-curation-institute/> for a funded Fellowship in Digital Sustainability. Applications are due by April 6, 2018 (see below).

This is the third year of the 7-year Fellowship program initially called the McLuhan Centenary Fellowship at the Digital Curation Institute. The inaugural Fellowship was held by Prof. Ian Milligan, University of Waterloo (see the announcement <http://dci.ischool.utoronto.ca/?p=1271>). The second Fellowship is currently held by Dr. Maria Angela Ferrario, Lecturer in Digital Technology and Environmental Change at the School of Computing and Communications, Lancaster University, UK (see the announcement <http://dci.ischool.utoronto.ca/2017/06/02/mcluhan-centenary-fellowship-in-digital-sustainability-awarded-to-dr-maria-angela-ferrario/>).

Sustainability - the capacity to endure - has become a crucial concern of our data-intensive society. It needs to be addressed jointly across multiple disciplines and perspectives around information, computing, technology and society. A very abstract concept at first, sustainability brings central questions in our information society to the fore. It urges us to take a longer-term perspective on the entanglement of social, cultural, and technical questions in systems design and strive to simultaneously advance environmental, social, economic, individual, and technical goals. These perspectives don't emerge from incremental technical progress.

The term "digital sustainability" aims to scope this fellowship in an intentionally broad sense that unites key concerns of interest for the DCI and offers connections to many disciplinary perspectives. The capacity of digital resources to endure is a key focus of digital curation activities. At the same time,  sustainability has become a central challenge in the design <http://sustainabilitydesign.org/karlskrona-manifesto/> of information systems and software-intensive systems in general, where it draws our attention to the capacity of communities, socio-technical systems, processes, or ecosystems to endure.

Curation activities in turn are crucial for data-intensive research, in particular historical or longitudinal inquiry. For example, they are central to the environmental sciences and equally at the heart of understanding social and economic sustainability. Well-curated, usable, understandable data are essential <http://dci.ischool.utoronto.ca/?page_id=135> in exploring our place in the universe, sustaining humanity and the environment, promoting and improving public health, engaging cultural values, enabling future technologies, preserving past and future cultural heritage, and advancing prosperity - key challenges emphasized in the Strategic Research Plan of the University of Toronto.

For this Fellowship, we are seeking a curious individual who pursues creative friction and synergies across disciplinary boundaries, especially those  between the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences and engineering, design, computing and technology.

The Fellowship is awarded on a yearly basis. It can be offered to an academic faculty member (at any level), adjunct instructor, industry professional, graduate student, or postdoctoral fellow. Each of the categories is given equal consideration. Only one Fellowship will be awarded each year.

Details are in the call at http://dci.ischool.utoronto.ca/2018/03/06/call-for-applications-fellowship-at-the-digital-curation-institute/ !

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Call for Papers, Posters & Workshops and Tutorials, SEMANTiCS 2018 - The Linked Data Conference

Call for Papers, Posters & Workshops and Tutorials
SEMANTiCS 2018 - The Linked Data Conference
14th International Conference on Semantic Systems

Vienna, Austria
September 10 -13, 2018

The detailed calls will be available on the conference website
http://2018.semantics.cc


Submission via Easychair on
https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=semantics2018

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ASIST Annual Meeting Award


Application Deadline: Sunday, April 1
Notification of Award Winners: Monday, April 16

Here is the application link: https://goo.gl/forms/h5bPn9nJjO6RlfO93 
 
About the Awards: Professional/Practitioner and Student
 
The Association for Information Science & Technology, New England Chapter (NEASIS&T) is pleased to announce two awards to support participation in the ASIS&T Annual Meeting.  Our goals are to support scholarship and connect research and practice, bringing new voices to the chapter. There is one student award and one practitioner award of $750 each. Each award will support your year-long membership in ASIS&T as well as your conference registration and part of your travel costs. What does that mean for you?
  • As an ASIS&T member, you'll receive up to $750 for ASIS&T Annual.
  • As a student non-member, you'll receive up to $710 for ASIS&T Annual; NEASIS&T will pay the $40 dues for your student ASIS&T membership.
  • As a non-member new information professional, you'll receive up to $685 for ASIS&T Annual; NEASIS&T will pay the $65 dues for your transitional professional ASIS&T membership.
  • As a non-member professional, you'll receive up to $610 for ASIS&T Annual; NEASIS&T will pay the $140 dues for your professional ASIST membership.
The ASIS&T Annual Meeting will take place in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada from Saturday, November 10 - Wednesday, November 14, 2018 and will be focused "building an ethical and sustainable information future with emerging technology." For more information, you can visit the annual meeting webpage. It is still 9 months out from the annual meeting, so the schedule has not been fixed yet.
 
Benefits of ASIS&T membership include:
  • Membership in New England regional chapter (NEASIS&T)
  • Mentorship and networking with experienced NEASIS&T members
  • Opportunities to build professional skills (including project management, budgeting, marketing, etc.)
  • Discounted conference registration for ASIS&T and NEASIS&T events
  • Webinars and discounts on other publications
  • A year's subscription to the Journal of ASIS&T and the Bulletin
Eligibility & Applications
 
Applicants must be either current graduate students or practitioners in the field of information science at the time of their application and living and working in New England (ME, NH, VT, MA, RI, or CT). We define information science broadly: librarians, archivists, data/knowledge managers, information architects, web developers, etc., are all encouraged to apply. Applicants do not need to be current NEASIS&T members. However, award winners are expected to participate (in person or remotely) in NEASIS&T programming committee meetings in 2018-19.
 
Here is the application link: https://goo.gl/forms/h5bPn9nJjO6RlfO93
 
Terms of Awards
 
Each award winner will be welcomed into our New England regional chapter by participating in events in person or remotely. As a travel award winner, you will:
  • Meet with a NEASIS&T representative at the conference
  • Share your conference experience with the NEASIS&T chapter via a blog post due December 1st, 2018.
  • Participate in a NEASIS&T meet-up based on the winners' professional interests
  • Review award applications for the 2019 Travel Awards
  • Submit receipts documenting travel- and conference-related expenses, such as registration, airfare, food, and lodging, up to the value of the award
*If a winner is unable to meet all of the terms due to a relocation, NEASIS&T should be notified immediately.
 
Questions? Contact Catherine Dixon at neasist@gmail.com

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Call for Papers: Libri

Call for Papers

Libri:

The International Journal of Libraries and Information Studies

Libri was established in 1950 and is a leading international scholarly journal which investigates the aspects of library and information studies from both a historical and present-day perspective and analyses the role of information and knowledge in cultural, organizational, national and international developments.

The journal reports on current trends in library and information studies worldwide and describes their resulting transformation from the introduction of new information and communication technologies, multidisciplinary approaches, changing practices, and evolving methods. Background information and the latest research findings in library and information studies are made accessible to academics, practitioners, and a broader public. 

The editors are pleased to consider papers on new initiatives and current issues in library and information studies worldwide, including, but not limited to topics such as:

  • Libraries (national, public, academic, school, special, etc.) and other information environments
  • Information and knowledge management
  • Information for development (developing and industrialized countries)
  • Indigenous knowledge
  • Literacy (media, information, etc.)
  • Data analytics, big data and their impact on organizations (e.g., customer related data; social science perspective)
  • Digital libraries and repositories
  • Data management, data curation and virtual research environments (VREs)
  • Information ethics and information law
  • Information retrieval
  • Information behavior
  • Freedom of access to information and freedom of expression
  • Archives & preservation
  • Cultural heritage
  • Book and publishing history
  • Theory submissions

Papers may include theoretical issues surrounding philosophies, policies and trends in all types of library, information, archive, and museum studies. 

Articles should be in English and conform to the highest academic standards. Papers that include citations to publications that are not in English or are not in Roman script are welcome. 

 

Libri, the International Journal of Libraries and Information Studies, is published by De Gruyter, and is published both in print (ISSN: 0024-2667) and online (ISSN: 1865-8423) versions.

  

Libri is indexed with and included in De Gruyter Saur, EBSCO, Elsevier SCOPUS, Gale, Proquest, Thomson Reuters, and Web of Science.  

 

Submit your manuscript to the editors at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/libri

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Call for Applications: Fellowship at the Digital Curation Institute, University of Toronto, Canada

The Digital Curation Institute (DCI) at the Faculty of Information at the University of Toronto is calling for applications <http://dci.ischool.utoronto.ca/2018/03/06/call-for-applications-fellowship-at-the-digital-curation-institute/> for a funded Fellowship in Digital Sustainability. Applications are due by April 6, 2018 (see below).

This is the third year of the 7-year Fellowship program initially called the McLuhan Centenary Fellowship at the Digital Curation Institute. The inaugural Fellowship was held by Prof. Ian Milligan, University of Waterloo (see the announcement <http://dci.ischool.utoronto.ca/?p=1271>).

The second Fellowship is currently held by Dr. Maria Angela Ferrario, Lecturer in Digital Technology and Environmental Change at the School of Computing and Communications, Lancaster University, UK (see the announcement <http://dci.ischool.utoronto.ca/2017/06/02/mcluhan-centenary-fellowship-in-digital-sustainability-awarded-to-dr-maria-angela-ferrario/>).

Sustainability - the capacity to endure - has become a crucial concern of our data-intensive society. It needs to be addressed jointly across multiple disciplines and perspectives around information, computing, technology and society. A very abstract concept at first, sustainability brings central questions in our information society to the fore. It urges us to take a longer-term perspective on the entanglement of social, cultural, and technical questions in systems design and strive to simultaneously advance environmental, social, economic, individual, and technical goals. These perspectives don't emerge from incremental technical progress.

The term "digital sustainability" aims to scope this fellowship in an intentionally broad sense that unites key concerns of interest for the DCI and offers connections to many disciplinary perspectives. The capacity of digital resources to endure is a key focus of digital curation activities. At the same time, sustainability has become a central challenge in the design <http://sustainabilitydesign.org/karlskrona-manifesto/> of information systems and software-intensive systems in general, where it draws our attention to the capacity of communities, socio-technical systems, processes, or ecosystems to endure.

Curation activities in turn are crucial for data-intensive research, in particular historical or longitudinal inquiry. For example, they are central to the environmental sciences and equally at the heart of understanding social and economic sustainability. Well-curated, usable, understandable data are essential <http://dci.ischool.utoronto.ca/?page_id=135> in exploring our place in the universe, sustaining humanity and the environment, promoting and improving public health, engaging cultural values, enabling future technologies, preserving past and future cultural heritage, and advancing prosperity - key challenges emphasized in the Strategic Research Plan of the University of Toronto.

For this Fellowship, we are seeking a curious individual who pursues creative friction and synergies across disciplinary boundaries, especially those  between the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences and engineering, design, computing and technology.

The Fellowship is awarded on a yearly basis. It can be offered to an academic faculty member (at any level), adjunct instructor, industry professional, graduate student, or postdoctoral fellow. Each of the categories is given equal consideration. Only one Fellowship will be awarded each year.

Details are in the call at http://dci.ischool.utoronto.ca/2018/03/06/call-for-applications-fellowship-at-the-digital-curation-institute/ !

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Call for Proposals: ALISE Webinar

ALISE is now inviting webinar proposals. Our webinars focus on innovative pedagogy, exceptional teaching experiences, and areas of concern in library and information science (LIS) education. For select examples of past webinars, please see the ALISE webinar archives

 

If you're interested in leading a webinar, we encourage you to submit a proposal using the web form. Webinar submission and hosting details, useful suggestions on what to consider in webinar preparation, and the actual submission form can be found at:http://www.alise.org/webinar-proposals. Please consider that the ALISE webinar committee will require reasonable time to review and approve your proposal. Therefore, even if you would like to offer a webinar later in the year, we encourage you to submit your proposal as soon as possible. 

 

If you have some ideas regarding future webinars but would like to receive some advice and guidance on how to develop them into a fully fledged proposal, please do not hesitate to contact webinar co-coordinators Dan Albertson (dalbert@buffalo.edu) and Keren Dali (keren.dali@alumni.utoronto.ca).

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Call for Submissions: Special Issue of Archives and Manuscripts

Attention all emerging scholars and new professionals in records and archives management -- the following Call for Proposals is open for submissions from around the world.

 

Archives and Manuscripts invites submissions for a theme issue dedicated to research and writing from emerging scholars and new professionals, on the broad theme of archives, records, and information management. Recent graduates, post-graduate and honours students in records and archives management programmes within Australia or around the world are invited to submit papers based on course assignments, projects, theses or other kinds of research work carried out as part of their education. Submissions will also be considered from recent graduates, based on work just completed as part of their academic programme. Recent graduates are defined as those who have graduated from undergraduate, graduate, or post-graduate archives, records, or information studies programmes within the last two years.

 

The guest editors welcome a broad spectrum of submissions on any topics related to records and archives management, including, but not limited to, topics such as:

  • records, archives, and information concepts, theories and principles
  • the history of records, recordkeeping or archives management
  • professional activities, roles, skills, responsibilities and needs
  • records and archives systems, technologies or infrastructures
  • the impact of digital technologies on records and archives management digital preservation
  • new ways of teaching and learning about records and archives management
  • the impact of changes in theory on records and archives practice
  • access, reference and use of archives and records
  • users of archives, community(ies) of users and public needs and priorities
  • organizational cultures and social structures and their impact on records and recordkeeping
  • personal records and recordkeeping activities
  • the future of the profession.

 

How to submit your abstract

Submission Deadlines: 

Abstracts must be submitted no later than: 4 May 2018.

Abstracts accepted and authors notified no later than: 1 June 2018.

Full paper submissions: 24 August 2018.

Confirmation of inclusion in the special issue: 1 December 2018.

 

The issue is scheduled to be published in March 2019.

 

Submission Process

Submissions should include the following:

  • The author's full name, physical address, and email address.
  • A statement confirming the author's status as a student or recent graduate, including the name of the educational institution and/or programme of study and date of graduation, if applicable.
  • A title for the proposed paper (a tentative title is acceptable)
  • An abstract of no more than 500 words, outlining the theme, research question, hypothesis or focus of the paper, the research approach to be taken to the study (for theoretical or conceptual papers) or the research strategy and methodology to be used (for a research paper or case study), and any other details that help explain the intended purpose and scope of the paper.
  • Between 3 and 6 keywords to represent the themes or topics in the paper.

 

Please submit your completed abstract by 4 May 2018 via the Archives and Manuscripts online submission site, ScholarOne Manuscripts.

 

If you are having difficulties with using the portal, please contact the General Editor, Katrina Dean or the Assistant Editor, Hannah Hibbert.

 

For accepted abstracts, the finished papers should be from 6,000-10,000 words, including notes and appendices, prepared according to Archives and Manuscripts editorial guidelines, which are available on the Instructions for Authors page. All submissions will follow a full peer review process.

 

For links to online submissions and for more information, go to http://explore.tandfonline.com/cfp/pgas/jmo03718-raam-si-cfp-writing-on-records-and-archives-from-emerging-scholars.

 

On behalf of the editorial team, Laura Millar is happy to receive informal enquiries and questions in advance of the deadline.

Please contact her at laura_millar@telus.net if you have any questions or ideas about your potential contribution to this special issue of Archives and Manuscripts.

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Call for Papers: IIPC Web Archiving

IIPC WEB ARCHIVING CONFERENCE 2018: Call for Papers 

WEB ARCHIVING HISTORIES AND FUTURES

National Library of New Zealand
Wellington

November 13-15, 2018

Web archiving is now into its third decade of practice and there is much experience to reflect upon and many achievements to acknowledge. It is also a critical time to look to the future and to the technical, legal, ethical and organisational challenges that saving the web for citizens and for researchers continue to present. As established web archives mature and new initiatives emerge, web archive artefacts and data become more valuable for our understanding of societies, politics, cultures and economies in a world of increasingly contested narratives.

In 2018 the International Internet Preservation Consortium <http://netpreserve.org> (IIPC) will celebrate 15 years as the premier international body fostering the development of web archiving tools, standards, practice and research. For the first time in a decade, the IIPC's annual web archiving conference will come to Australasia, providing a rare opportunity for web curators, librarians, archivists, historians, humanists, researchers, developers, computer scientists and others interested in the preservation of world's web heritage to come together at this international forum in the southern hemisphere.

Proposals on all aspects of web archiving practice as well as researching and using web archives are invited. Particularly welcome are proposals related to the Australasian, Asia Pacific and southern hemisphere regions; proposals from the perspective of new users and researchers; and proposals addressing the major conference themes of histories and futures.

Potential topics include:

  • Building web archives
  • Harvesting approaches, tools and challenges
  • Collection development and curation
  • Legal and ethical issues in collecting content


Maintaining web archive content and operations

  • Preservation and sustainability issues and strategies
  • Institutional and organizational structures and approaches
  • Collection assessment and metrics
  • Collection management tools
  • Description and access


Using and researching web archives

  • User experience and discovery
  • Legal, ethical or social aspects in accessing content
  • Tools, APIs and indexing for researching web archives
  • Research opportunities and challenges presented by web archives


Web archive histories and futures

  • Initiatives and collaborations
  • Web archive stories and histories
  • National web domains
  • Web archives as repositories of "truth"


The programme committee invite proposals for:

  • 30 minute presentations (i.e., 20 minutes for presentation plus 10 minutes for questions)
  • 60 minute panel discussions or multi-presentations
  • Conference themed workshops (proposed length to be agreed with organisers)
  • Tutorials focusing on particular tools (proposed length to be agreed with organisers)
  • Posters with accompanying 5 minute lightning talks


Proposals for presentations and panels must be submitted as an abstract of between 300 and 500 words. Proposals for workshops and tutorials should be 800 to 1,000 words and include information about coordinators, format, target participant numbers and technical requirements. Proposals should demonstrate how the presentation, panel or workshop contributes to understanding web archiving histories or futures and the general themes relating to building, maintaining and researching web archives. Proposal should be accompanied by 3 to 5 keywords. Based on the abstracts, the programme committee may invite the submission of full papers for future publication.

Please submit your proposals using EasyChair

http://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=iipc2018

For questions, please e-mail iipc2018@iipc.simplelists.com

The deadline for submissions is 12 March 2018.

All submissions will be reviewed by the WAC18 Programme Committee and submitters will be notified by 16 April 2018.

For more information and updates, see: http://netpreserve.org/ga2018

@NetPreserve <https://twitter.com/NetPreserve

#iipcWAC18 <https://twitter.com/hashtag/iipcwac18>

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Call for Applications: AMIA Scholarships

AMIA believes that the education and training of moving image archivists is essential to the long-term survival of our moving image heritage.

This year four scholarships will be offered: the Sony Pictures Scholarship, the Universal Studios Preservation Scholarship, The Rick Chace Foundation Scholarship, and the George Blood LP Women in Audiovisual Archiving and Technology Scholarship.

In addition, the Image Permanence Institute Internship in Preservation Research will offer a student who is committed to the preservation of moving images the opportunity to acquire practical experience in preservation research.

For further information, deadlines and applications, please visit the AMIA web page: http://www.amianet.org/programs-and-initiatives/scholarships

Application deadlines are May 15th.

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Karen Gersten-Sternheim Memorial Scholarship

The Southern California Chapter of The Special Library Association is pleased to announce that they are accepting applications for the 2018 Karen Gersten-Sternheim Memorial Scholarship.

Details and qualifications are at  southerncalifornia.sla.org/2018-sternheim-scholarship/.  

April 30 is the closing date for applications.

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Call for Applications: SLA Conference Awards

Apply to win an award for the SLA Conference in Baltimore 2018! 

With a generous donation from EBSCOhost, two DC/SLA members will be able to attend the Conference in Baltimore.

Two awards will be given. One for Students and/or Young Professionals (0-5 years experience) and Established Professionals (5+ years experience).

These awards will reimburse the recipients for expenses incurred up to $750 each (receipts will be required).

The deadline to submit your application is Friday, March 23rd. Click below to find out more and to apply!

http://dc.sla.org/annual-conference-stipend-award_2018/

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Call for Papers: Social Media Mining for Journalism

Submission Deadline: 15th March, 2018

AIMS AND SCOPE
The exponential growth of social media as a central communication practice, and its agility in capturing and announcing breaking news events more rapidly than traditional media, has changed the journalistic landscape: social media has been adopted as a significant source by professional journalists, and conversely, citizens are able to use social media as a form of direct reportage. This brings along new opportunities for newsrooms and journalists by providing new means for newsgathering through access to a wealth of citizen reportage and updates about current affairs, as well as an additional showcase for news dissemination.

As well as being a big opportunity and having changed the day-to-day practices in the newsrooms, social media has introduced a number of challenges when it comes to news gathering, verification, production, reporting and dissemination. These include real time monitoring of streams, event detection, noise filtering, contextualisation, source and content verification,fact checking, annotation and archiving.

The development of more advanced algorithms and tools for journalists requires not only furthering research in computational techniques, but also engaging more closely with journalists to understand how they work, what problems they are facing when using social media, and how their day-to-day workflows can be improved.

In this special issue we are looking for contributions that address a variety of research questions from both theoretical and practical perspectives. For example, how can we best utilise social media for news production? What technologies can we use for breaking news detection, filtering, aggregation and contextualisation? How can we assess the veracity of social media content and sources? What moral, legal, and ethical issues arise when professional journalists use social media as a source? How can we organise, interpret, and retain a record of social media around news events? What does this record contribute to our larger understanding of news, and the writing of news?


TOPICS OF INTEREST
Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

  • Newsgathering from social media
  • Citizen journalism
  • Detection of eyewitnesses and topic experts
  • Event detection in social media
  • Social media content curation
  • Fact-checking and verification of sources and content
  • Credibility assessment
  • Social media and fake news
  • Social media news analytics
  • Social media analytics for news
  • Analysis of news diffusion in social media
  • Visualisation of news and social media
  • Social media to measure public opinion on news
  • Analysis of the effect of fake news on public opinion
  • Data and Computational journalism
  • Robot journalism with social media as a source
  • Algorithmic accountability and transparency
  • Data driven storytelling
  • Data driven investigative journalism
  • Ethics and digital citizenship
  • Ethical issues concerning social media newsgathering and eyewitness media
  • Social media news audiences and network gatekeeping
  • Social media and censorship


SUBMISSION
Submissions should comply with the journal author guidelines: http://emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/author_guidelines.htm?id=oir

Submissions should be made through ScholarOne Manuscripts, the online submission and peer review system. Registration and access is available at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/oir

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Call for Proposals: IIPC Web Archiving Conference

IIPC WEB ARCHIVING CONFERENCE 2018: Call for Proposals
WEB ARCHIVING HISTORIES AND FUTURES
National Library of New Zealand
Wellington 13-15 November 2018

Web archiving is now into its third decade of practice and there is much experience to reflect upon and many achievements to acknowledge. It is also a critical time to look to the future and to the technical, legal, ethical and organisational challenges that saving the web for citizens and for researchers continue to present. As established web archives mature and new initiatives emerge, web archive artefacts and data become more valuable for our understanding of societies, politics, cultures and economies in a world of increasingly contested narratives.

In 2018 the International Internet Preservation Consortium<http://netpreserve.org> (IIPC) will celebrate 15 years as the premier international body fostering the development of web archiving tools, standards, practice and research. For the first time in a decade, the IIPC's annual web archiving conference will come to Australasia, providing a rare opportunity for web curators, librarians, archivists, historians, humanists, researchers, developers, computer scientists and others interested in the preservation of world's web heritage to come together at this international forum in the southern hemisphere.

Proposals on all aspects of web archiving practice as well as researching and using web archives are invited. Particularly welcome are proposals related to the Australasian, Asia Pacific and southern hemisphere regions; proposals from the perspective of new users and researchers; and proposals addressing the major conference themes of histories and futures.

Potential topics include:

  • Building web archives
  • Harvesting approaches, tools and challenges
  • Collection development and curation
  • Legal and ethical issues in collecting content


Maintaining web archive content and operations

  • Preservation and sustainability issues and strategies
  • Institutional and organizational structures and approaches
  • Collection assessment and metrics
  • Collection management tools
  • Description and access


Using and researching web archives

  • User experience and discovery
  • Legal, ethical or social aspects in accessing content
  • Tools, APIs and indexing for researching web archives
  • Research opportunities and challenges presented by web archives


Web archive histories and futures

  • Initiatives and collaborations
  • Web archive stories and histories
  • National web domains
  • Web archives as repositories of 'truth'


The programme committee invite proposals for:

  • 30 minute presentations (i.e., 20 minutes for presentation plus 10 minutes for questions)
  • 60 minute panel discussions or multi-presentations
  • Conference themed workshops (proposed length to be agreed with organisers)
  • Tutorials focusing on particular tools (proposed length to be agreed with organisers)
  • Posters with accompanying 5 minute lightning talks


Proposals for presentations and panels must be submitted as an abstract of between 300 and 500 words. Proposals for workshops and tutorials should be 800 to 1,000 words and include information about coordinators, format, target participant numbers and technical requirements. Proposals should demonstrate how the presentation, panel or workshop contributes to understanding web archiving histories or futures and the general themes relating to building, maintaining and researching web archives. Proposal should be accompanied by 3 to 5 keywords. Based on the abstracts, the programme committee may invite the submission of full papers for future publication.

Please submit your proposals using:

EasyChair http://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=iipc2018

For questions, please e-mail iipc2018@iipc.simplelists.com

The deadline for submissions is 28 February 2018. All submissions will be reviewed by the WAC18 Programme Committee and submitters will be notified by 16 April 2018.

For more information and updates, see:
http://netpreserve.org/ga2018/ 

@NetPreserve<https://twitter.com/NetPreserve

#iipcWAC18 <https://twitter.com/hashtag/iipcwac18>

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Call for Submissions to Workshops and Masterclasses: ECSCW 2018

ECSCW 2018: The 16th European Conference on Computer-Supported
Cooperative Work

The International venue on Practice-centred computing and the Design of
cooperation technologies

Nancy, France, June 4-8, 2018

Website: http://ecscw2018.loria.fr/
==========================================
The ECSCW conference is an important venue for defining and further
develop the agenda of Computer-Supported Cooperative Work research with
a focus on the in-depth understanding of human practices and on the
design of cooperation technologies based on such understanding.

Submissions to ECSCW 2018 are now open for workshops and masterclasses:

==== Workshops  ====
Workshops offer ways to engage in discussions with other researchers in
an informal setting. ECSCW 2018 invites workshop proposals addressing
basic research questions, new methodologies, innovative technologies,
and emerging research areas - to mention a few. The workshops should
involve the attendees in working together on developing new insights,
and should avoid consisting only of a series of presentations.

Workshops will take place on Monday, June 4 and Tuesday, June 5, 2018.

See the list of workshops at ECSCW 2017: https://ecscw2017.org.uk/workshops/

Workshops may be half-day or full-day sessions. Workshop proposals
should consist of an abstract and a detailed proposal. The abstract
should be no more than 150 words. The body of the proposal should be no
more than 3000 words, and should include a description of the theme(s)
of the workshop, the workshop activities and goals, the duration of the
workshop (half or full day), the background of the organiser(s), the
maximum number of participants, and the means of recruiting and
selecting participants.

Accepted workshops will need to provide a short description of the
workshop for publication on the conference web site containing the
workshop title, names and affiliations of organisers, 150-word abstract,
workshop web site, and details on position paper submission or other
participation requirements

Accepted workshops may optionally provide a 2 page Workshop Program for
publication in the ECSCW/EUSSET digital library. The program should
contain the workshop title, 150 word abstract, objectives, participant
names and a body text.

We encourage workshop organisers to create web-based resources for their
workshops so that advertising, submission and organisation can be
handled online.

==== Masterclasses  ====
Masterclasses will offer a small number of participants the opportunity
to learn about specific CSCW concepts, methods and techniques from
recognised experts. The topic of a masterclass can be quite specific and
the class will typically be small so to encourage in-depth discussion.
These masterclasses are particularly targeted at early career
researchers and PhD students, but they are open also to other
participants if places are available.

Masterclasses will take place on Monday, June 4

See the list of masterclasses at ECSCW 2017:
https://ecscw2017.org.uk/masterclasses/

Master classes may be for half-day or full-day sessions. Master class
proposals should be no more than 3000 words, and should include a
description of the theme(s) of the master class, the background of the
organiser(s) and the maximum number of participants.

=== Submission ===
Submissions for both workshops and masterclasses should be sent per
email at ecscw2018-workshops-masterclasses@inria.fr. Please follow the
exploratory papers template for your proposals. The template can be
downloaded as RTF, MS Word or Latex.

=== Important dates: ====
Monday, March 5, 2018: Submission deadline
Monday, March 19, 2018: Notifications due to authors
Monday, June 4, 2018: Masterclasses, Workshops
Tuesday, June 5, 2018: Workshops

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Call for Papers: Beyond the Numbers Conference 2018

Beyond the Numbers - "The Data Ecosystem" (November 7-9, 2018)

The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis seeks submissions for its third biennial conference on economic information: "Beyond the Numbers" 

"The data ecosystem" encompasses all the institutions and people involved in the production, management, and use of economic data, from the newest undergraduate student to the seasoned librarian to the venerable economist.

This conference will bring together librarians, information professionals, data researchers, and data managers to improve understanding of economic resources and how to find, use, and share them. We encourage users, creators, curators, and managers of economic, business, and financial information to share their expertise and provide insights into the challenges they face.

 

Possible topics include:

  • Best practices and common missteps in using economic data
  • New, misunderstood, or underused economic information tools and sources
  • Deep dives into the construction of economic and financial data
  • Curating data for access, preservation, sharing, and re-use
  • Data description, citation, and findability
  • Research data management for economics and related disciplines

 

Proposal types include:

  • Sessions: 45-minute full sessions or 20-minute short sessions
  • Panels and roundtable discussions: 45-60 minutes
  • Tutorials and hands-on workshops: 90 minutes

Abstracts for each proposal should be no more than 250 words. For presentations and panel discussions, clearly state the aim of the presentation, the topic, and the specific knowledge attendees will gain. For tutorials and workshops, explain what resource you will demonstrate and how the tutorial will benefit attendees. Workshops based on software resources should also include a brief description of necessary skills and tools required for participants.

All proposals will be reviewed by the conference organizing committee <https://research.stlouisfed.org/conferences/beyond-the-numbers/committee>.

Please submit your proposals by Monday, April 30, 2018, via email to Research.Event.Services@stls.frb.org.

Refer to the submission template here <https://files.stlouisfed.org/files/htdocs/conferences/beyond-the-numbers/docs/btn-submission-template.docx> (docx)

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DATIS Workshop

Activity Theory in Information Studies (DATIS): building the AT community in IS, 25th June 2018

At the European Conference on Information Systems, Portsmouth, UK
http://ecis2018.eu/call-for-workshops-or-tutorials/



Over the last two decades the use of Activity Theory has developed within the field of information systems (IS) (Allen et al., 2013; Karanasios & Allen, 2013; Karanasios 2018; Malaurent and Avison 2015; Simeonova, 2017), as well as related fields such as Human Computer Interaction (Kaptelinin & Nardi, 2006; Kuutti, 1996; Nardi, 1996), information studies (Allen et al., 2011; Spasser, 1999; Wilson, 2008; Hasan et al., 2016), organisation studies (Engestrom 2000; Jazrabkowski 2003) and communications (Spinuzzi, 2012). However, while there is a growing community, the use and development of Activity Theory in IS remains underdeveloped and fragmented.



The purpose of the workshop is to strengthen and develop the community of IS scholars using Activity Theory as an analytic and explanatory framework to understand the relationship between information, knowledge, context, people and technology. While there is significant interest in this topic many of the researchers deploying Activity Theory are working as lone scholars within IS and related departments.



The aim of the workshop will be threefold:

  1. Strengthen and build the community of scholars within IS using Activity Theory to understand the relationship between information, knowledge, context, people and technology.
  2. Provide an opportunity for scholars to reflect and gain feedback on work in progress or gain fresh perspectives.
  3. Provide support for researchers that are starting to explore Activity Theory.

Submission details and dates

  • Submission of short paper (500 words): 15th April 2018; should be e-mailed to Boyka Simeonova, b.simeonova@lboro.ac.uk, with the words "DATIS Workshop" in the title.
  • Short paper submission is not required for attendance at the workshop.

Deadlines for submission: 15th April 2018
Notification of acceptance: 25th of April 2018

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Call for Submissions: IJIDI

We are delighted to announce the publication of the special issues of The International Journal of Information, Diversity, & Inclusion (IJIDI). IJIDI is a quarterly, online, open-access journal that presents multidisciplinary perspectives on the intersection of equity, social justice, and information.

Please visit the journal home page at https://publish.lib.umd.edu/IJIDI/indexIJIDI publishes peer-reviewed articles, short reports, special section contributions, and creative formats and has both regular and special (thematic) issues.

We are currently accepting submissions for our 2019 regular issues.

Please consult our submission timeline at https://publish.lib.umd.edu/IJIDI/about/editorialPolicies#peerReviewProcess.

 

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Call for Applications: Dodson Visiting Professor at the iSchool at UBC

Applications open for 2018/19 Dodson Visiting Professor at the iSchool at UBC

The iSchool (School of Library, Archival and Information Studies) at UBC is inviting applications for the 2018/2019 Dodson Visiting Professorship. The Professorship provides funds for the successful candidate to spend an extended period of time (normally an academic term) engaged in research and teaching at the iSchool.

This is an opportunity to work with well-known senior scholars at the iSchool as well as an outstanding group of junior faculty members active in areas such as archival science, human computer interaction, values and technology, Indigenous information initiatives, social media analytics and mining, and knowledge organization.

The Dodson Visiting Professor will be welcomed into the research culture at the iSchool and will be expected to attend research talks and events, interact with doctoral students, and present research at an open colloquium. This position also offers the opportunity to work with talented and motivated graduate students in the iSchool by teaching up to two courses.

The professorship provides funding for one term in the amount of CAD $15,000, which can be supplemented through teaching (up to two 3-credit courses) to reach a combined total of CAD $30,000.

Join the iSchool and experience research at an internationally recognized university. For more information and to apply, view the full posting.

Closing date for applications is March 23, 2018.

The iSchool at the University of British Columbia is an internationally renowned program offering graduate level programs: Master of Library and Information Studies (MLIS), Master of Archival Studies (MAS), Dual MAS/MLIS, Master of Children's Literature, and PhD studies. Learn more at slais.ubc.ca.

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Call for Nominations: The Alexandre Vattemare Award for Creativity in Libraries

The Alexandre Vattemare Award for Creativity in Libraries
Given annually by Library Juice Press, the Alexandre Vattemare Award for Creativity in Librarianship recognizes contributions in the LIS field that are marked by originality, creative energy, and novel combinations of ideas. The primary consideration in selecting the awardee is their creation of new possibilities for libraries and library workers. The award is open to librarians, other library workers, and community members.
The award consists of $1000 and a framed certificate.
Nominations should include a letter and sufficient materials for evaluation; more is better. Evaluation of nominees begins May 1st. Materials may be sent to inquiries@libraryjuicepress.com.
Alexandre Vattemare, the remarkable 19th century ventriloquist, is the inspiration for the award.

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Call for Student Submissions: Braverman Memorial Prize

The Miriam Braverman Memorial Prize is awarded each year by the Progressive Librarians Guild for the best paper about some aspect of the social responsibilities of librarians, libraries, or librarianship. Papers related to archivists, archives, and archival work are also eligible.

The award honors Miriam Ruth Gutman Braverman (1920-2002), who was a socialist, writer, activist librarian, and longstanding member of the Progressive Librarians Guild, a founder of the ALA's Social Responsibilities Round Table, and a proponent of the social responsibilities perspective within Library and Information Science. The award is intended to celebrate Miriam's spirit of activism and faith in the power of people's collective social justice efforts and inspire future generations of librarians. The award has been given annually since 2003.

The winning paper will be published in a forthcoming issue of Progressive Librarian. The prize winner will also receive a $500 stipend to help offset the cost of travel to and from the American Library Association's (ALA) Annual Conference. The award will be presented at the annual PLG dinner at ALA, and the winner is invited to present their paper at the PLG meeting. In addition, the winner will be provided a press pass for the conference, allowing for free entry to sessions and the exhibition floor with the expectation they will write a short reflection for publication by PLG.

See the past Braverman Award winners and read their works.

Requirements

1. Contestants must be Library and/or Information Science students attending a graduate-level program in the United States or Canada. Contestants may not have finished their coursework earlier than December 2016.

2. Entries must be the original, unpublished work of the contestant, and must be written in English. Entries may not exceed 3,000 words, and must conform to MLA formatting and style.

3. To facilitate the blind review process, each entry must include a cover sheet providing the contestant's name, full contact information (address, phone number, e-mail address), name of the institution where the contestant is enrolled, and the title of the paper. No identifying information, other than the title, should appear on the paper itself.

4. Entries must be submitted electronically, in PDF format, to bravermansubmissions@gmail.com. Entries must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. CST on International Workers' Day, or May Day, May 1, 2017.

5. The $500 stipend is available only to help defray the cost of ALA conference attendance in the winning year; if the winner of the contest is unable to attend, the money will remain in the Braverman Prize endowment fund.

Any questions regarding the contest or the selection process can be directed to the chairs of the selection committee, Julene Jones (julene.jones@uky.edu) and Madeline Veitch (veitchm@newpaltz.edu).

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Call for Applications: Richard L. Haas Records Management Award

New England Archivists invites applications for the 2018 Richard L. Haas Records Management Award. The Haas Award, of up to $1,000, is given annually to support a project that promotes increased cooperation, understanding, and knowledge between the archival and records management professions. Applicants need not be members of NEA. Practitioners, educators, and students in the areas of records management or archives in New England are invited to apply.

For more information about the award and how to apply, please visit: www.newenglandarchivists.org/awards/haas. 

The new application deadline is February 28th, 2018.

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Call for Applications: SLA New England Student Stipend

SLA New England is pleased to announce a $1,250 stipend available to a
current MLIS student in the New England area to attend the 2018 SLA
Conference, held in Baltimore, MD.

The Special Libraries Association (SLA) is a nonprofit global organization for innovative
information professionals and their strategic partners. SLA serves more than 7,000
members in 75 countries in the information profession, including corporate, academic,
and government information specialists. SLA promotes and strengthens its members
through learning, advocacy, and networking initiatives.

Why attend the SLA Annual Conference?

  • Networking opportunities - share your experiences and learn from other information professionals.
  • Over 200 events, including educational programs, networking events, receptions, and tours.
  • The latest technologies from leading industry partners, all under one roof in the INFO-EXPO Hall.

SLA New England Student Stipend Award Criteria

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Be currently enrolled as a degree candidate at an ALA-accredited academic program in Library and Information Science.
  • Be a member of SLA - award may go to covering student membership fee if not already a current member.
  • Be a first time attendee of a SLA conference.

APPLICATION PROCESS:
Submit a document containing the following information/elements:

  • Full name
  • Academic affiliation: Institution and Program
  • Start date of program; number of semesters and courses completed as of December 2017; and anticipated date of graduation
  • Contact information, including mailing address, telephone, and email
  • Other SLA division awards, if any, for which you are applying
  • An essay of no more than 1 page (see details below), double-spaced
  • Current resume

E​SSAY DESCRIPTION: Write a 1-page, double-spaced essay on why you should attend the annual conference and how the conference will benefit your career aspirations. Submissions will be judged based on originality and clarity as well as on inclusion of all required information. Spelling, grammar, and completion of all required information will count in judging.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION SUBMISSION: Friday, March 30, 2018.

APPLICATION SUBMISSION: Completed applications should be emailed as a single file attachment in Microsoft Word or PDF to Jill Aberdale & Katie Glasoe, SLA New England Student Relations Committee Co-Chairs, at the following email address: jillian.aberdale@gmail.com &/or glakat210@gmail.com. Please contact Jill &/or Katie with questions about the application process.

POST AWARD: Awardee will be required to write a short post about his/her conference experience for the SLA New England Website. Awardee is encouraged to serve a one year term as a member of the Student Relations Committee of the SLA New England Chapter (may be accomplished virtually, if the recipient is no longer a New England resident following graduation).

NOTIFICATION AND AWARD DISTRIBUTION:
Applicants will receive notification of award status by the middle of April. The recipient of the award will receive a one-time stipend of $1,250 which may be applied to SLA membership costs, SLA student conference registration fee, transportation, and lodging costs. The recipient is responsible for making their own conference and registration arrangements. Any costs above and beyond the stipend amount will be the personal responsibility of the recipient.

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Call for Applications: HSR Project Research Competition

Now Accepting Applications  

2018 HSRProj Research Competition for Students 
Identifying Research Gaps in HSR

AcademyHealth and the National Information Center for Health Services Research and Health Care Technology of the National Library of Medicine are hosting the second annual HSRProj Research Competition for undergraduate and graduate students. This competition invites students to use data from the Health Services Research Projects in Progress (HSRProj) database in conjunction with other sources to identify research gaps in health services and systems research. 

This competition is meant for individuals who are current students in health policy, health services research, public health, health informatics, or information science/library science and who are interested in:

  • Understanding and identifying research gaps in health services research (HSR) and related fields.
  • Gaining greater visibility as a new researcher in the fields of health services research and data science.

The winner or winning team will be invited to present their research as a featured poster at the 2018 AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting in Seattle Washington on June 24-26, 2018. In addition, the winner(s) will be invited to work with AcademyHealth staff to write a blog post to be featured on AcademyHealth's website describing their project and experience.

Questions? Please contact HSRProj@AcademyHealth.org.

Apply here.

Applications are due by Friday, March 23, 2018

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Call for Applications: New England Archivists Mentoring Program

New England Archivists is proud to announce the relaunch of the NEA Mentoring Program. This 7-9 month program will begin in April 2018. All interested mentors and mentees are encouraged to sign up by the end of February. We also encourage folks interested in being mentors to consider self selecting a co-mentor. Is there a colleague you'd love to partner with? Encourage them to sign up to be a mentor with you!  

 

Applications and more information about this popular program are available on the NEA website

WHY PARTICIPATE? 
The NEA Mentoring Program offers members the opportunity to participate in Mentoring Circles, which are small groups that typically consist of four to six mentees and two mentors. Diverging from the traditional one-on-one mentoring model, the circle model fosters not only mentoring relationships between the mentors and the mentees, but also peer-mentoring relationships among the mentees and the co-mentors. 

Mentoring Circles aim to: 

  • Encourage the exchange of experiences, challenges, and opportunities to facilitate goal-setting for career and personal development. 
  • Build competence and character to reach those goals. 
  • Foster self-confidence, communication skills, and collective growth. 


Mentors and mentees are matched to a circle depending on their interests, goals, and availability. The application process includes an initial survey to determine everyone's interests and support the initial matching. All participants should be current NEA members able to commit to a full cycle of the program (seven to nine months)

HOW TO PARTICIPATE 
Please visit the NEA Mentoring page on the NEA website to learn more about the program and to apply to join. Applications will be accepted through February 28, 2018. Applicants will receive placement information by March 15, 2018. Additionally, a meet-up for all past and current cycle participants will be held at the NEA Spring Meeting in New Haven, CT, March 22-24, 2018. 

If you have any questions about the program, please contact Program Administrator Jessica Holden (jessica.holden@umb.edu) or Program Liaisons Micha Broadnax (micha.broadnax@gmail.com), Irene Gates (igatesus@yahoo.com) and Matthew Gorham (matthew.gorham@yale.edu).

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Call for Applications: National Digital Stewardship Residency Art

National Digital Stewardship Residency Art (NDSR Art) is now accepting applications for its second and final cohort. Four candidates will be selected to work on projects related digital stewardship of new media and arts information. Each resident will be assigned to one of the four available projects and corresponding host institutions. The 2018-19 hosts are the Art Institute of Chicago, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum of Art, Maryland Institute College of Art, and Small Data Industries. See the Project Description page for qualification requirements and information about each of the four projects.

 

Applicants should specify their top two institutional choices in their application form. Application review will begin immediately and will continue until the positions are filled.

 

The deadline for applications is March 16, 2018. Selected residents will be announced in May.

 

This NDSR Art residency runs for 12 months, from July 16, 2018 to July 12, 2019, starting with a week-long training session in Philadelphia. Residents will work full-time, on-site in fully funded positions at their host institutions with opportunities for travel and professional development throughout.

 

This program aims to bridge the gap between existing, well-developed classroom education and the need for more direct professional experience in the field. The mission of the National Digital Stewardship Residency (NDSR) is to build a dedicated community of professionals who will advance our nation's capabilities in managing, preserving, and making accessible the digital record of human achievement. We encourage students interested in digital stewardship and cultural heritage to apply.

 

Who May Apply

  • Anyone who has received or will be receiving a master's degree (or higher) between Spring 2016 and Summer 2018 in a field related to digital stewardship will be eligible to apply for the 2018 resident class. If you are receiving your degree after the application deadline, and are selected as a NDSR Art resident, you will need to sign an agreement confirming you will receive your degree prior to the residency start in July 2018 or will relinquish your place in the program.

  • Applicants should be prepared and willing to move to the geographic location of their host institution for a twelve-month period beginning in July 2018.
  • Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States; NDSR Art will not be able to sponsor employment visas

 

For detailed information about the residency and application instructions, please see the NDSR Art website: http://ndsr-pma.arlisna.org/

 

NDSR Art is a partnership of the Philadelphia Museum of Art and ARLIS/NA, made possible with generous funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

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Call for Papers: IFLA Conference

We are pleased to announce the Call for Papers for the Subject Analysis and Access Section's (SAA) Open Session at the 84th IFLA General Conference and Assembly - 2018 IFLA WLIC, 24-30 August 2018, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The session's theme is "Transforming Libraries via Automatic Indexing: The Impact on Metadata Creation, Discovery, and Staffing Decisions"

 

We are seeking papers that highlight innovative and effective ways of using automated processes for indexing, including the use of knowledge organization systems in automatic indexing, and the implications of automatic indexing. 

Topics may include (but are not limited to):

  • New opportunities to transform library indexing via automated/machine processes
  • Use of automatic indexing in metadata creation
  • Impact of automatic indexing on discovery
  • Lessons learned from automatic indexing projects
  • Use of knowledge organization systems (controlled vocabularies, taxonomies, classification systems) in automated indexing processes
  • Impact of automatic indexing on staffing considerations
  • Decision points for when to implement automatic indexing or more intensive subject analysis
  • Societal and ethical issues of automatic indexing

Full details are available at https://2018.ifla.org/cfp-calls/subject-analysis-and-access-section

 

Proposals are due 20 February 2018 and should include:

  • Title of proposed presentation
  • Presenter(s) name, position and affiliation, email address, and biographical note (50 words)
  • An indication of the sub-theme the abstract addresses
  • An abstract in English (500 words)

Proposals should be submitted via email in a MS Word attachment to:

Athena Salaba
Chair, Program Committee
Associate Professor, School of Information 
Kent State University, Kent, Ohio, USA
Email: 
asalaba@kent.edu

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Call for Papers: ICDIM 2018

Thirteenth International Conference on Digital Information Management
(ICDIM 2018)
September 24-26, 2018
Berlin, Germany
http://www.icdim.org
Technically Co-sponsored by IEEE Technology and Engineering Management
Society

Following the successful earlier conferences at Bangalore (2006), Lyon (2007), London (2008), Michigan (2009) , Thunder Bay (2010), Melbourne (2011), Macau (2012), Islamabad (2013), Thailand (2014) Republic of Korea (2015) Porto (2016) and Japan (2017), the Thirteenth event is being organized at Berline, Germany in 2018. The International Conference on Digital Information Management is a multidisciplinary conference on digital information management, science and technology. The principal aim of this conference is to bring people in academia, research laboratories and industry together, and offer a collaborative platform to address the emerging issues and solutions in digital information science and technology.

Digital Information technologies are gaining maturity and rapid momentum in adoption across disciplines. The digital community is producing new ways of using digital information technologies for integrating and making sense out of various data ranging from real/live streams and simulations to analytics data analysis, in support of mining of knowledge. The conference will feature original research and industrial papers on the theory, design, and implementation of digital information systems, as well as demonstrations, tutorials, workshops and industrial presentations.

The Thirteenth International Conference on Digital Information Management will be held during September 24-26, 2018 at Berlin, Germany.

The topics in ICDIM 2018 include but are not confined to the following areas.

Information Retrieval
Data Grids, Data and Information Quality
Big Data Management
Data Warehouses and Data Mining
Web Mining including Web Intelligence and Web 3.0
E-Learning, eCommerce, e-Business and e-Government
Natural Language Processing
XML and other extensible languages
Web Metrics and its applications
Enterprise Computing
Semantic Web, Ontologies and Rules
Human-Computer Interaction
Artificial Intelligence and Decision Support Systems
Knowledge Management
Ubiquitous Systems
Peer to Peer Data Management
Interoperability
Mobile Data Management
Data Models for Production Systems and Services
Data Exchange issues and Supply Chain
Data Life Cycle in Products and Processes
Case Studies on Data Management, Monitoring and Analysis
Security and Access Control
Information Content Security
Mobile, Ad Hoc and Sensor Network Security
Distributed information systems
Information visualization
Web services
Quality of Service Issues
Multimedia and Interactive Multimedia
Image Analysis and Image Processing
Video Search and Video Mining
Cloud Computing
Intelligence Systems
Artificial Intelligence Applications

SUBMISSIONS AT http://www.icdim.org/submission.html


Important Dates
Full Paper Submission: July 08, 2018
Notification of Acceptance/Rejection: August 08, 2018
Registration: September 10, 2018
Camera Ready: September 10, 2018
Workshops/Tutorials/Demos: September 13, 2017
Main conference September: 24-26, 2018
SUBMISSIONS AT http://www.icdim.org/submission.html

Program Committee
General Chair
Stefan Covaci, Technische University at Berlin, Germany
Thomas Jell, Siemens, Germany

Program Chairs
Pit Pichappan, Digital Information Research Labs, India & UK
Simon Fong, University of Macau, Macau
Yao-Liang Chung, National Taiwan Ocean University, Taiwan

Co-Chairs
Manabu Ohta, Okayama University, Japan
Robert Bierwolf, IEEE TEMS, Netherlands
Feliz Lustenberger, Espros Photonics Corporation, Switzerland

SUBMISSIONS AT http://www.icdim.org/submission.html
Contact: conference at icdim.org

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Call for Papers: Second International Conference on Green Computing and Internet of Things

Global Academy of Technology, Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Conference Date: 16-18 August 2018

*Submission Deadline: 2 May 2018*

Conference website: http://gciot-conference.org/2018/

We have attached the call for paper for your ready reference.

Prospective authors are invited to submit soliciting, original, previously unpublished and high quality research papers addressing research challenges and advances. Submitted papers will undergo a peer-review process, coordinated by the Program Committee. All accepted and presented papers are eligible for submission to the IEEE Xplore Digital Library and SCOPUS
INDEXED Journals.
IEEE ISBN: 978-1-5386-5657-0;
IEEE Part No.: CFP18C35-ART
IEEE Conference Record No.: #44090;

For any enquiries or if you have any proposal please contact: chair@gciot-
conference.org & secretariat@gciot-conference.org <+secretariat@gciot-conference.org>

P.S. We have clearly mentioned the subject lines and your email address won't be misleading in any form. We have found your mail address through our own efforts on the web search and not through any illegal way. If you wish to remove your information from our mailing list or no longer receive future announcements, please email with REMOVE in subject. Your request to opt-out will be effective within a reasonable amount of time.

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ICGCIoT 2018.pdf <https://drive.google.com/file/d/1IkrvxlhNvDeru0bv2IENAGiRlVq_O_sc/view?usp=drive_web>

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Call for Submissions: International Conference on Music Information Retrieval

The 19th International Conference on Music Information Retrieval (ISMIR 2018 <http://ismir2018.ismir.net/>) will be held in Paris, France, from September 23-27, 2018.


The annual conference of the International Society for Music Information Retrieval (ISMIR) is the world's leading research forum on processing, analyzing, searching, organizing and accessing music-related data. Music becomes music after being processed by the human mind and each person perceives the music in a different and complex way. Therefore, this conference embraces the complexity and diversity of music by showcasing ideas and applications that aim to enhance the way in which we interact with music.

Music Information Retrieval (MIR) is a truly interdisciplinary area, involving researchers, developers, educators, librarians, students and professionals from the disciplines of musicology, cognitive science, library and information science, computer science, electrical engineering and many others. Therefore, like previous ISMIR editions, ISMIR 2018 will provide a venue for the exchange of ideas, issues, results and perspectives among the different profiles of people working with music and computing in a broad sense. ISMIR 2018 will cover the entire area of MIR, providing ample room for diversity and new developments.

We are accepting submissions for:

  • Conference Papers
  • Tutorials
  • Late-breaking Papers & Demos
  • Exhibition of Installation using Interactive Machine-Learning for Music



Topics of Interest include but are not limited to:

  • MIR data and fundamentals
  • music signal processing
  • symbolic music processing
  • metadata, tags, linked data, and semantic web
  • lyrics and other textual data, web mining, and natural language processing
  • multimodality



Domain knowledge:

  • representations of music
  •  music acoustics
  • computational music theory and musicology
  • cognitive MIR
  • machine learning/artificial intelligence for music



Methodology and impact:

  • corpus creation
  • annotation methodology
  • evaluation methodology
  • legal issues
  • ethical issues



Musical features and properties:

  • melody and motives
  • harmony, chords and tonality
  • rhythm, beat, tempo
  • structure, segmentation and form
  • timbre, instrumentation and voice
  • musical style and genre
  • musical affect, emotion and mood
  • expression and performative aspects of music


Music processing:

  • sound source separation
  • music transcription and annotation
  • optical music recognition
  • alignment, synchronization and score following
  • music summarization
  • music synthesis and transformation
  • fingerprinting
  • automatic classification
  • indexing and querying
  • pattern matching and detection
  • similarity metrics




User-centered MIR:

  • user behavior and modeling
  • human-computer interaction
  • user-centered evaluation



Applications:

  • digital libraries and archives
  • music retrieval systems
  • music recommendation and playlist generation
  • music and health, well-being and therapy
  • music training and education
  • music composition, performance and production
  • gaming
  • business and marketing



Scientific Program Notes:

All papers will go through a double-blind review. Each paper will be assigned at least three reviewers per submission. All accepted papers will be presented at ISMIR 2018 as either a poster or an oral presentation. The Program Committee will determine which submissions will be presented orally and which will be presented as posters; this determination will not be based on the relevance or potential impact of the papers, but rather on the content and the best method to reach each paper's intended audience. Each paper may have a maximum of six pages of scientific content (including figures and possible references) and one additional page which may only contain references.


Xiao Hu, PhD
Faculty of Education
The University of Hong Kong
Room 329, Hui Oi-Chow Science Building
Tel: 22194722
Email: xiaoxhu@hku.hk

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Call for Papers: Information Discovery and Delivery

Information Discovery and Delivery aims to cover information discovery and access for digital information researchers. This includes educators, knowledge professionals in education and cultural organizations, knowledge managers in media, health care and government, as well as librarians. The journal publishes research and practice which explores the digital information supply chain ie transport, flows, tracking, exchange and sharing, including within and between libraries. It is also interested in digital information capture, packaging and storage by "collectors" of all kinds.

Information is widely defined, including but not limited to:

  • Records
  • Documents
  • Learning objects
  • Visual and sound files
  • Data and metadata and
  • User-generated content (social media data analytics, big data, data mining, etc).


The journal is also looking for quality papers on the following specific themes:

  • Information aggregation and fusion
  • Perspectives on medical information
  • Image discovery and delivery
  • Managing Big Online/Social Media Data
  • Query log analysis
  • Disciplinary information discovery and delivery services (i.e., medical, legal, business, educational)
  • Emerging applications and systems for information discovery and delivery


Further enquiries can be directed to Dr. Wu He (whe@odu.edu) at Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA, USA.

The journal website is at http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/journals.htm?id=idd

To submit your paper, please go to the journal website at https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/idd

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Call for Applications: LEADS-4-NDP Fellowship Project

LIS Education and Data Science-4-the National Digital Platform (LEADS-4-NDP) 

 

Accepting applications now for LEADS-4-NDP Fellowship Project, Summer 2018 (https://cci.drexel.edu/mrc/leads-4-ndp-application/)

 

Drexel University's College of Computing and Informatics (CCI), the Metadata Research Center, and project partners invite doctoral students to participate in the LIS Education and Data Science-4-the National Digital Platform (LEADS-4-NDP) program and become LEADS Fellows.

 

LEADS Fellowship partners include: California Digital Library, University of California, Office of the President; Digital Curation Innovation Center (DCIC), University of Maryland's iSchool; Digital Public Library of America (DPLA); Digital Research Services, University Penn Libraries; Free Library of Philadelphia; Historical Society of Pennsylvania; OCLC; and Smithsonian Libraries, Biodiversity Heritage Library.

 

Support

LEADS Fellows will receive a $5000 stipend and additional financial support for a 3-day Data Science Bootcamp at Drexel University (early June 2018), an NDP site visit during the summer, and conference travel during the 2018/2019 academic year to share project outcomes.

 

Important Dates

  • LEADS-4-NDP Application Deadline: Friday, March 30, 2018, 5:00 PM EST
  • Notification of acceptance: Mid-April, 2018
  • Data Science Bootcamp at Drexel University: Early June, 2018 (tentative, June 7-9, 2018)

 

LEADS Fellows will:

  • Complete an online, self-paced curriculum of approximately 7 to 10 hours of work (late May 2018).
  • Attend the 3-day Drexel Data Science Bootcamp with other LEADS Fellows.
  • Complete a virtual 10-week summer data science internship coordinated with a selected NDP site. (*Note: some LEADS Fellows may have the option to be on-site, if they live within the vicinity of their selected NDP site.)
  • Develop a communication plan to connect with mentors on a regular basis.
  • Share the results of their summer experience with their home institution.

 

Application requirements

  • Applicants must be a doctoral student who has an interest in data science and library science applications. Their doctoral degree program must be in an institution that also hosts an ALA accredited master's degree program.
  • Applicants must complete the application form at: https://goo.gl/forms/sRkblqnsN5GmSAdg1 and upload the application materials requested.
  • Applicants must rank their top three choices for their data science summer internship placement on the form.

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Call for Participation: JCDL 2018 Doctoral Consortium

The Doctoral Consortium forms part of the program of the ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries, and takes place immediately preceding the technical program.

 

What is the Doctoral Consortium?

 

The Doctoral Consortium is a workshop for Ph.D. students from all over the world who are in the early phases of their dissertation work (i.e., the consortium is not intended for those who are finished or nearly finished with their dissertation).The goal of the Doctoral Consortium is to help students with their thesis and research plans by providing feedback and general advice in a constructive atmosphere. Students will present and discuss their research in the context of a well-known and established international conference, in a supportive atmosphere with other doctoral students and an international panel of established researchers. The workshop will take place on a single full day (June 3, 2018).

 

A panel of prominent professors and experienced practitioners in the field of digital library research will conduct the workshop. They will review all the submissions and comment on the content of the thesis as well as on the presentation. Students will have 20 minutes to present their research, focusing on the main theme of their thesis, what they have achieved so far and how they plan to continue their work. Another 10 to 20 minutes is reserved for discussion and feedback from both the panel and other participants. In the course of the workshop, students will also get the opportunity for one-on-one advice on students' current research and guidance on future research directions as well as more general questions, e.g., on the differences in Ph.D. studies in different countries.

 

There is no registration fee for the doctoral consortium workshop for students who are accepted into the workshop and the applicants who are selected will receive complimentary conference registration. The conference organizers are seeking financial support for the Doctoral Consortium. Such funding, should it transpire, would help accepted participants offset a portion of their costs associated with attending JCDL 2018. We cannot guarantee that all costs of participation will be covered. More information will be posted when available.

 

In addition, student authors of accepted JCDL 2018 Doctoral Consortium papers are eligible for a SIGIR-sponsored Student Travel Award to help cover some of the costs associated with travel, lodging, and registration fees.  For details on how to apply, see http://sigir.org/travel-support/.    

 

Call for Papers and Topics

Students interested in participating in the Doctoral Consortium should submit an extended abstract describing their Digital Library related research. Submissions relating to any aspect of Digital Library research, development, and evaluation are welcomed, including: technical advances, usage and impact studies, policy analyses, social and institutional implications, theoretical contributions, interaction and design advances, and innovative applications in the sciences, humanities, and education.

 

To apply for participation

To apply for participation in the Doctoral Consortium, please provide an extended abstract of your doctoral work. The extended abstract is restricted to 6-8 pages.

 

Submissions should use the ACM Proceedings template and are to be submitted in electronic format via the conference's EasyChair submission page. Past JCDL Doctoral Consortium submissions are available in special issues of the TCDL Bulletin, the publication of the Bulletin of IEEE Technical Committee on Digital Libraries

All submissions should be made electronically in PDF format. The proposal must have the following four components, submitted as a single PDF file.

 

1.    Extended Abstract. A 6-8 pages (including references) research description covering central aspect of your PhD work. Key points include:

  • Identify one or more significant problems in the field of research,
  • Clearly formulate the research question(s),
  • Summarize the current knowledge of the problem domain, as well as the state of the art for solutions,
  • Describe the research methodology that is to be applied,
  • Clearly present any preliminary research results achieved so far if applicable,
  • Describe the expected contributions of the applicant to the research area, and
  • (For technical research) Describe how the research is innovative, novel or extends existing approaches to a problem.

You, with the help of your advisor, will also need to complete three appendices:

 

2.    Appendix 1: Statement of Expected Benefits

Attach a 1 page appendix that includes a short (one-paragraph) statement of expected benefits of participation for both yourself and the other consortium participants.

Be clear about what you will contribute as well as gain.

 

3.   Appendix 2: Supervisor's Letter of Support

Attach a 1 page appendix that contains a signed letter from your supervisor that supports your attendance at the Consortium.

To ensure that this letter is helpful in the selection process, please pass on these requests to your supervisor:

 

To supervisors of Doctoral Consortium applicants: Your letter should not summarize in detail your student's Ph.D. project or past achievements - that is the job of the abstract and CV.

Instead please provide the following information:

  • How long you have supervised the student and in what capacity
  • The status of this student with respect to your institution's Ph.D. requirements
  • When you expect the student to complete his/her dissertation
  • Why attendance at this year's Doctoral Consortium would be particularly beneficial to the student
  • What contributions the student is likely to make to the JCDL 2018 Doctoral Consortium event if invited to attend.

4.    Appendix 3: Your CVA concise version of your current Curriculum Vitae. The maximum length is 2 pages; please edit longer CVs to fit within the 2 page limit. 

 

Submissions will be judged on originality, significance, correctness, clarity and completeness. Also, we will take into consideration expected benefits, supervisor's support, and students' past and current work. Doctoral colloquium participation is limited to 10 Ph.D. students.

 

For further details please contact the Doctoral Consortium co-chairs:

 

Proceedings

Accepted abstracts will be distributed to participants as the workshop proceedings. Participants will be invited to publish a revised version of their papers in a special issue of the TCDL Bulletin, the publication of the IEEE-CS Technical Committee on Digital Libraries.

 

Important Dates

  • March 25, 2018: Deadline for submission of abstracts
  • April 5, 2018: Notification of acceptance
  • June 3, 2018: Doctoral Consortium
  • June 4-6, 2018: JCDL 2018 Main conference 

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Call for Applications: Midwest Archives Conference, Archie Motley Memorial Scholarship

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: DESIRES 2018

1st Biennial Conference on Design of Experimental Search and Information Retrieval Systems

http://desires.dei.unipd.it/

28 August - 31 August 2018
Bertinoro, Italy
Submissions: April 15, 2018

***Vision***

DESIRES is a biennial retreat-like systems-oriented conference, complementary in its mission to the mainstream Information Access and Retrieval conferences like SIGIR, ECIR and other conferences focusing on specific aspects of IR such as ICTIR or CHIIR, emphasizing the innovative technological aspects of search and retrieval systems.

DESIRES gathers researchers and practitioners from both academia and industry to discuss the latest innovative and visionary ideas in the field. DESIRES is inspired by CIDR (http://cidrdb.org/).

DESIRES mainly encourages papers about innovative and risky information access and retrieval system ideas, systems-building experience and insight, resourceful experimental studies, provocative position statements, and new application domains. DESIRES also welcomes contributions focusing on implementation details, successful or failed reproducibility attempts, technological breakthroughs and new uses of old ideas. At DESIRES running demos/prototypes and war stories are more than welcome. Moreover, industrial and "real-world" experiences play a central role in DESIRES. For instance, papers discussing how well-established research ideas are implemented and used by industries and in commercial products are encouraged.


***C4P***

DESIRES is a single-track conference. To encourage authors to submit only their best work, each person can be an author or co-author of only a single paper or demo. That is, authors can submit only 1 (one) paper.

DESIRES invites three kinds of contributions:

  • Papers (up to 6 pages). Papers usually lack rigorous frameworks, simulations of performance, or prototype implementations but present a radical departure from conventional approaches that enables new applications. Accepted full papers will typically be presented in 20 minutes with 10 minutes for questions and discussion. There will be a discussant for each paper that will read the paper in advance and prepare questions (plus questions from the audience).
  • Prototypes (up to 6 pages). The prototype descriptions generally are a detailed report on successes and mistakes. Accepted prototype papers will typically be presented in 10 minutes with 5 minutes for questions and discussion.
  • Abstracts (1 page). Ideas that are too half-baked for a paper or demo proposal are good candidates for an abstract. Any author of a paper or prototype demo may additionally submit one abstract. Abstracts are expected to have a single author. Accepted abstracts are allocated 2 minutes in a gong-show style.


Format: ACM SIGIR classic format
https://www.acm.org/publications/proceedings-template-16dec2016

Publication: The accepted (and presented) papers will be published as CEUR-WS proceedings freely available on-line: http://ceur-ws.org/ (Indexed by DBLP and Scopus). Modified or incremental versions of the papers included in the DESIRES proceedings can be submitted to other venues. The scope of DESIRES is discussing ideas, not tying them.

The Call for Papers is also available here: https://easychair.org/cfp/DESIRES2018

***Dates***

Conference: 28-31 August 2018
(Tuesday evening welcome reception, Wednesday and Thursday full days + Friday morning)
Submission deadline: April 15, 2018
Notifications: May, 30 2018

***Venue and Organization***

DESIRES 2018 will be held at the University Residential Centre of Bertinoro (Ce.U.B.), Italy: http://www.ceub.it/default.asp?id=346#.WQ4LgVPygWo

The Ce.U.B. is active since 1994 in the field of vocational training, conferences, congresses and lectures. Ce.U.B. is a a vocational training centre of the University of Bologna and it is located in the ancient town of Bertinoro (Forlì-Cesena). The Ce.U.B complex is a former fortress (dating back to the 10th century) and an historical landmarks considered one of the most important monumental complex of the Region.

DESIRES 2018 is organized under the Bertinoro international Center for informatics (BiCi) umbrella (http://www.bici.eu/index.html).

BiCi is an association whose mission is to foster cutting-edge research and advanced education in Computer Science.

DESIRES is sponsored by Google.

*Keynotes*
The first confirmed keynote speaker is Jimmy Lin, Professor and the David R. Cheriton Chair in the David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science at the University of Waterloo.

(Tentative) Title of the keynote: Rocket Ships, V8, and Other Batsh*t Crazy Ideas in Information Retrieval

*A great conference for a small price*
We plan to keep the participation price to a minimum. We foresee a registration fee in the "500-650" range comprising accommodation in a single room for 3 nights, breakfasts, lunches, welcome reception, two dinners and coffee breaks.

All the participants should reside at the Ce.U.B. in order to maximize participation and ideas exchange. There is a limited number of places and the accommodation order is: invited speakers, authors (max 2 people per paper), committees and others. Bertinoro offers two hotels at walking distance from the center that accommodate up to 30 additional people. If we will have more requests we are going to provide accommodation in hotels in cities nearby (3-4Km) plus a shuttle service from and to the hotels.

*How to reach*
More info here: http://www.ceub.it/default.asp?id=435#.WQ4Py1PygWo
It is possible to organize a shuttle service from Bologna. It costs 250 for 15 people.

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Call for Papers: AAAI Conference on Crowdsourcing and Human Computation

The 2018 AAAI Conference on Crowdsourcing and Human Computation (HCOMP) will be held July 5-8, 2018 in Zurich, Switzerland. Follow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/hcomp_conf

Abstracts for full papers are due on February 23, 2018. (Abstracts are due four days earlier, on February 19.) See "Call for Full Papers" below for details.

Important Dates
FEBRUARY 19, 2018: Abstracts submission (midnight anywhere on the planet)
FEBRUARY 23, 2018: Full papers due (midnight anywhere on the planet)
MARCH 23-24, 2018: PC meeting in US and UK
MARCH 29, 2018: Notification of acceptance
APRIL 6, 2018: Workshop proposals due (midnight anywhere on the planet)
MAY 1, 2018: Camera ready papers due
JULY 5-8, 2018: Conference

About HCOMP
HCOMP is the premier venue for disseminating the latest research findings on crowdsourcing and human computation. While artificial intelligence (AI) and human-computer interaction (HCI) represent traditional mainstays of the conference, HCOMP believes strongly in inviting, fostering, and promoting broad, interdisciplinary research. This field is particularly unique in the diversity of disciplines it draws upon, and contributes to, ranging from human-centered qualitative studies and HCI design, to computer science and artificial intelligence, economics and the social sciences, all the way to digital humanities, policy, and ethics. We promote the exchange of advances in human computation and crowdsourcing not only among researchers, but also engineers and practitioners, to encourage dialogue across disciplines and communities of practice.

HCOMP 2018 builds on a successful history of past meetings: five HCOMP conferences (2013-2017) and four earlier workshops, held at the AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (2011-2012), and the ACM SIGKDD Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (2009-2010). Proceedings from past HCOMP conferences are available online in the HCOMP Conference Digital Archive.

Call for Full Papers
The Program Committee will oversee the review process and ensure that each submission receives a constructive and rigorous review.

  • Previously unpublished. All submitted papers must represent original work, not previously published or under simultaneous peer-review for any other peer-reviewed, archival conference or journal.
  • Length. Papers of up to 8 pages (references can extend beyond 8 pages) may be submitted.
  • Formatting. Submissions must be formatted in AAAI two-column, camera-ready style. (See the AAAI 2018 Author Kit). Papers must be in trouble-free, high-resolution PDF format, formatted for US Letter (8.5" x 11") paper, using Type 1 or TrueType fonts.
  • Anonymized. All papers must be anonymized (include no information identifying the authors or their institutions) for double-blind peer-review.
  • Supplemental Materials. Authors are invited, but not required, to include supplemental materials such as executables and data files so that reviewers can reproduce results in the paper, images, additional videos, related papers, more detailed explanations, derivations, or results. These materials will be viewed only at the discretion of the reviewers, who are only obligated to read your paper itself.
  • Archival. Accepted full papers will be published in the HCOMP conference proceedings and included in the AAAI Digital Library. HCOMP is a young but quickly growing conference, with a historical acceptance rate of 25-30% for full papers.
  • Submission. Papers should be submitted via EasyChair. For abstract submission, abstracts can be entered directly into the EasyChair form field; it is not necessary to upload any file. Please be sure to declare any conflicts-of-interest with PC members by selecting the "Declare Conflicts" link on upper-right of your EasyChair submission page.
  • Review criteria. Reviewers will be instructed to evaluate paper submissions according to specific review criteria. We encourage authors to review these criteria and contact us with any questions or feedback. To ensure relevance, submissions are encouraged to include research questions and contributions of broad interest to crowdsourcing and human computation, as well as discuss relevant open problems and prior work in the field. When evaluation is conducted entirely within a specific domain, authors are encouraged to discuss how findings might generalize to other communities and application areas using crowdsourcing and human computation.

At least one author of each accepted paper must register for the
conference to present the work or acceptance will be withdrawn.

  • Paper Awards

Continuing the tradition of Past Paper Awards, HCOMP 2018 will recognize
a Best Paper and two Best Paper Finalists. New in 2018 will be a Best Poster or Demo Award. Continuing the partnership between HCOMP and the Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research (JAIR), all HCOMP 2018 paper awardees (i.e., best paper through finalists) will be invited to submit extended versions of their papers for fast-track publication in JAIR's Award-Winning Papers Track. This track seeks to recognize the best work at leading conferences and bring additional exposure to the authors' work. Upon acceptance, extended papers will be published in a regular volume of JAIR, recognized in the Award-Winning Papers Track, and linked from the HCOMP Conference website's Past Paper Awards. While JAIR broadly covers all areas of artificial intelligence, JAIR recognizes that HCOMP's interdisciplinary research extends beyond traditional boundaries of artificial intelligence. JAIR is committed to inviting relevant HCOMP PC members to review extended papers submitted to the Award-Winning Track.

  • Call for Workshops

HCOMP workshops are a gathering place for people interested in Crowdsourcing and/or Human Computation to meet in the context of a focused and interactive discussion. They are an opportunity to move a field forward and build community. Workshops might address basic or applied research, crowdsourcing in industry, new methodologies, or emerging application areas. Each workshop should generate ideas that will give the HCOMP community a fresh way of thinking about the topic or that suggest promising directions for future work. Selected workshops will be held on July 5, the day before the main conference begins. If you would like to organize a workshop, please reach out to hcompconference@gmail.com by April 6 with a description of your proposed topic, intended audience, and a one-day or half-day schedule. We look forward to a fantastic HCOMP 2018 and invite you to join us!

Website http://www.humancomputation.com/2018/
Conference Organizers https://humancomputation.com/2018/organizers.html

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Call for Participation: Workshop on Evaluation of Personalisation in Information Retrieval

WEPIR 2018: Workshop on Evaluation of Personalisation in Information Retrieval

Call for Participation
Held in Conjunction with the ACM SIGIR Conference on Human Information Interaction and Retrieval, CHIIR 2018, March 11-15, 2018 in New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA. (Workshop date 15 March).

The purpose of the WEPIR 2018 workshop is to bring together researchers from different backgrounds, interested in advancing the evaluation of personalisation in information retrieval. The workshop focus is on the development of a common understanding of the challenges, requirements and practical limitations of meaningful evaluation of personalisation in information retrieval. The planned outcome of the workshop is the proposal of methodologies to support evaluation of personalised information retrieval from both the perspectives of the user experience in interactive search settings, and of user models for personalised information retrieval and their algorithmic incorporation in the search process.

Since the focus of the workshop is primarily on exchange of ideas and development of new research activities, short paper contributions are sought in the form of 2 to 4 page papers in the standard ACM conference format. Contributions can be in the form of either reports on current research efforts in evaluation of personalization, or position papers on the issues at hand.

Participation: Participation in WEPIR is open to all those interested in personalization of IR and its evaluation. Participants may choose to submit papers for presentation at the Workshop. Please register for the workshop at the CHIIR website: http://sigir.org/chiir2018/

Workshop format:

  • Invited talks: focusing on user-centered interactive issues, and on evaluation of the algorithmic component of search. Papers will be presented as short oral and poster format. The number of oral presentations will be limited to allow for the maximum of time for interactive activities, with other papers being presented as posters.
  • Working groups focusing on relevant topics for the evaluation of personalised information retrieval, including experimental protocols, test collection development, evaluation metrics.
  • Consolidation session: integration of the activities of the working groups, and proposal of agreed framework or frameworks for the evaluation of personalised information retrieval


Paper Submissions
The workshop is accepting short papers from 2 to 4 pages (including references) describing approaches or ideas/challenges on the topics of the workshop. These can be in the form of reports on current research, or position papers. Submissions should be in ACM Standard SIGCONF format. LaTeX and Word templates are available at (http://www.acm.org/publications/proceedings-template). Papers should be submitted in pdf format through the EasyChair system (https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=wepir2018no later than midnight Sunday 11th of February, 2018 (AoE). Submissions will be reviewed by members of the workshop program committee. Accepted papers will be included in the extended CHIIR 2018 Proceedings and will be available via the ACM Digital Library. In addition, the WEPIR workshop proceedings will be indexed with CEUR. Authors of select papers may be invited to contribute to a journal publication which describes the outcomes of the workshop.

Topics for contributions include but are not limited to:

  • Task design for evaluation of personalised information retrieval.
  • Test collections for personalised information retrieval.
  • Evaluation metrics for peronsalised information retrieval.
  • Protocols for evaluation of interactive personalised information retrieval.
  • User modeling for personalised information retrieval.
  • Search algorithms for personalised information retrieval


Important Dates (Anywhere on Earth Time Zone):

  • Midnight Sunday 11th of February : Deadline for paper submission
  • Midnight Thursday 22nd of February: Notification to authors
  • Midnight Thursday 1st of March: Camera-ready paper due
  • Thursday, 15 March, 0900-1700 EDT: WEPIR at CHIIR


Further information is available by emailing the workshop organizers at wepir@adaptcentre.ie.

Workshop Organizers
Gareth J. F. Jones, ADAPT Centre, Dublin City University, Ireland
Nicholas J. Belkin, Rutgers University, USA
Seamus Lawless, ADAPT Centre, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Gabriella Pasi, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy

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Call for Proposals: AMC 2018

Allied Media Conference Radical Libraries, Archives, and Museums Track

AMC2018 will mark 20 years of the Allied Media Conference. To be held June 14-17, 2018, in Detroit, the 20th Annual Allied Media Conference will be a space to explore new forms of organizing, infused with creativity and deep listening, and synergy between diverse tactics. We are now seeking your proposals for sessions!

From "Learning Liberation" to "Digital Futures of Consent" to "Indigenous Rising: Media as Resistance", AMC2018 will feature a dynamic range of more than 30 unique focus areas that explore the imaginative strategies we need for joyful and sustainable activism.

When you propose a session for the AMC, you can associate it with one of the AMC's Tracks or Practice Spaces, or offer it independently as part of our "General Track". Learn more about all of the AMC2018 Tracks, Practice Spaces and Network Gatherings and read the calls for participation linked below. Then, submit a proposal of your own!

The deadline for submitting your session proposal is March 16, 2018 at 11:59pm EST.

For more information, see here.

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Call for Nominations: SLIS Alumni Board

The Simmons School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) Alumni Association is seeking nominees for the SLIS Alumni Board of Directors.

The SLIS Alumni Association represents and serves the more than 10,000 alumni of SLIS, and seeks to have a board that reflects the diversity present within the alumni body. The one common denominator for all candidates will be their ability to live up to our mission to strengthen the alumni relationship with each other and with SLIS in order to serve and advance the interests of SLIS and its graduates.

We are seeking candidates for two Director-at-Large positions for terms to begin July 1, 2018. Learn more here. Candidates may be based anywhere in the U.S. or overseas. Alumni may nominate themselves or someone else. 

Submit a name for consideration here.

Nominations must be completed by no later than Monday, February 12. Elections will be held at SLIS After Dark on April 19. 

Questions? Contact Anna Bognolo, Vice President of the SLIS Alumni Board, at bognoloa@gmail.com.

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Call for Proposals: NELIG Annual Conference

Developing Critical Thinkers: Going Beyond Information Literacy

University of Southern Maine
Portland, ME
Friday, June 8, 2018

The New England Library Instruction Group (NELIG), an interest group of ACRL New England, requests breakout session proposals for its Annual Program titled "Developing Critical Thinkers: Going Beyond Information Literacy" to be held at University of Southern Maine, in Portland, ME, on Friday, June 8, 2018. This year's program will explore the role of literacies beyond information literacy that librarians incorporate in instruction. 

Instruction librarians often focus their time and efforts on information literacy skills that students need to thrive in rigorous liberal arts-based academic teaching/learning environments, and that follow the ACRL's retired Standards, current Framework, or institutional competencies. But, we know that students also need to be literate and critical of data, visual communications, health, finances, social inequities and much more.

We seek proposals that demonstrate, discuss or explore these other elements of information literacy, including but not limited to: financial, data, critical, health, media, visual, technology, etc.

Each presenter should plan on speaking for 30-35 minutes with an additional 10-15 minutes for questions and discussion (45 minutes total). We are looking for individual, group, or panel presentations by librarians and/or their collaborative colleagues. Interactive workshops involving computers/devices and hands-on activities are welcome.

NELIG encourages librarians with any amount of experience to submit a proposal, and we are dedicated to providing opportunities for librarians to learn practical ideas from one another. Please feel free to email us if you have any questions about presenting.

Proposals are due by Friday, March 16, 2018 and should be submitted via the link below. Applicants will be notified of their acceptance status by Friday, March 30, 2018 after a blind review by the planning committee.

Email your questions and concerns to acrlnelig@gmail.com.

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Call for News Items & Photos: NEA Newsletter

Attention archivists, students, and repositories in the New England area:

The NEA Newsletter is currently seeking articles about your activities and accomplishments for the April 2018 issue of the NEA Newsletter. The Newsletter relies entirely on entries from members, so please share your news with the archives community; we love to know what everyone is up to!

Past entries have included announcements about newly processed collections, new acquisitions, renovations and expansions, grants received, project updates, exhibit openings, student activities, photographs from collections, and internship opportunities. However, anything of interest to the archives community is welcome!

You can also add an item to our calendar of upcoming events (events, workshops, meetings, conferences, symposia, etc).

Please limit your news item to around 150 words, or your calendar entry to around 25 words, and be sure to include your repository name, location, and a phone number or email address at the end of the piece.

We appreciate the time and thought you put into your writing, and thank you for adding your voice!

Send submissions by 2/15/18 to: parke.sean@gmail.com

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Call for Nominations: The 2018 SIGUSE Outstanding Contribution to Information Behavior Research Award

Call for Nominations: The 2018 SIGUSE Outstanding Contribution to Information Behavior Research Award

The purpose of the award is to recognize an individual for their outstanding contribution to information behavior research. The award is intended to be for achievements that have had a significant impact in the field. The award is for a systematic program of research at the level of a lifetime's work.

*Eligibility*
(a) Persons who have made a significant contribution to information behavior research are eligible for the award.
(b) The award is to be made to an individual, not an organization.
(c) Persons who have received the Award in the past are not eligible in future years.

*The nomination package shall consist of the following*:
(a) Nominating letter (1-2 pages), stating why the candidate deserves the award;
(b) The name, address, and phone number of the person making the nomination;
(c) The name, address, and phone number of the candidate for the award;
(d) Supporting documents including the nominee's CV, up to two letters of support, and up to two publications that most reflect the nominee's research contributions or impact.

*Nominations must be submitted to the SIGUSE Awards Chair, Sanghee Oh (sanghee.oh@cnu.ac.kr) by April 16.*

Please find the detail about the award here: https://siguse.wordpress.com/outstanding-contribution-to-information-behavior-research-award/


The past winners of the award are available from here: https://siguse.wordpress.com/academy-of-fellows/

Please feel free to email, Sanghee Oh, the SIGUSE Awards Chair (sanghee.oh@cnu.ac.kr), for questions.

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Call for Participation: CHIIR 2018 Workshop on Barriers to Interactive IR Resources Re-use

First Call for Participation: BIIRRR 2018

CHIIR 2018 Workshop on Barriers to Interactive IR Resources Re-use

Thursday, March 15 2018, 9:00-17:00

http://toinebogers.com/biirrr2018

The goal of the BIIRRR 2018 workshop is to serve as a starting point for a community-driven effort to design and implement a platform for the collection, organization, maintenance, and sharing of resources for interactive information retrieval (IIR) experimentation. Examples include search tasks, experimental protocols, questionnaire designs, reporting standards, evaluation procedures, data collections, and the search interaction data produced in such experiments.

While the idea of collecting such resources in a central location is perhaps not a new one, the effort required in designing, implementing, and maintaining such a platform can only be borne by the community as a collective effort.

Please join us in a full-day workshop to brainstorm about the shape this iRepository should take. A pre-workshop survey will gather information on IIR experimental data and repository requirements.

One of the goals of the workshop is to produce a set of requirements and activities in order to develop an iRepository, which the organizers commit to publishing as a short report right after the workshop. After this immediate follow-up, we then plan further documented dissemination of the workshop outcomes but also envisage a more extensive activity, such as a Dagstuhl Seminar, which will provide the time to discuss the requirements and solutions in more detail.

Tentative program:

Introduction of workshop purpose, goals and planned activities

-2 keynotes:
---Nils Pharo, Oslo Metropolitan University: The importance and challenges for standardization in IIR Evaluation - Basis for an iRepository
---Luanne Freund, University of British Columbia: Previous experiences at IIR evaluation campaigns: INEX, TREC, CLEF, RepAST
-2 break-out sessions:
---Viewpoints on standardization: which components of IIR experiments could be re-used?
---Requirements for IIR reuse: how can documentation and archiving be standardized?

BIIRRR 2018 Workshop homepage: http://toinebogers.com/biirrr2018

Registration for BIIRR 2018 Workshop: http://sigir.org/chiir2018

Contact the organizers: biirrr@googlegroups.com

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Call for Applications: Harold T. Pinkett Minority Student Award

The application period for the Society of American Archivists 2018 Harold T. Pinkett Minority Student Award is currently open, with a deadline of February 28, 2018.

 

The Pinkett Award was established in 1993 to recognize and acknowledge minority graduate students, such as those of African, Asian, Latino or Native American descent, who, through scholastic and personal achievement, manifest an interest in becoming professional archivists and active members of the Society of American Archivists. Sponsored by the Archivists and Archives of Color Section, the award is named in honor of archival pioneer Harold T. Pinkett, the first African American appointed archivist at the National Archives.

 

Up to two recipients of the award will receive full complimentary registration and related expenses for hotel and travel to attend the Society of American Archivists Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. August 12-18, 2018. In addition, each recipient receives a complimentary one-year membership in SAA.

 

For more details or to download the application form please visit: https://www2.archivists.org/governance/handbook/section12-pinkett

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