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Call for Papers: 21st International Conference on Asia-Pacific Digital Libraries (ICADL 2019)

21st International Conference on Asia-Pacific Digital Libraries (ICADL 2019)

Digital Libraries at Cross-Roads of Digital Information for the Future

 - Connecting Data, Technologies and People in Different Domains -

November 4 - 7, 2019

Sunway Putra Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Organized by Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM)

In collaboration with Asia-Pacific Chapter of iSchools, Asia-Pacific Chapter of ASIS&T

URL: http://icadl2019.org/

Easychair: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=icadl2019

 

ICADL, which started in Hong Kong in 1998 and traveled many countries in the Asia-Pacific, is known as a major digital library conference. Along with JCDL and TPDL, ICADL will be held in Malacca, the historic city of Malaysia from November 5 to 7, 2019. Many emerging research areas such as Social Informatics, Digital Humanities, Open Sciences originated from digital library research over the past decades. ICADL 2019 is planned as a forum for researchers to exchange ideas and discuss together across domains for innovative digital information environment for the future. An important feature of ICADL is the diversity of the Asia-Pacific region in many aspects - language, culture, social systems, development levels, etc. This diversity will bring new ideas and thoughts to the participants.

 

ICADL 2019 will be co-located with the 9th Asia-Pacific Conference on Library Information Education and Practice (A-LIEP 2019; http://aliep2019.org/). ICADL and A-LIEP share some common research interests, for example, research data in various domains such as STEM, health information, humanities and social sciences, from different perspectives such as data analytics and research data management. Annual meeting of Asia-Pacific chapter of iSchools (AP-iSchools; https://ischools.org/) will be also co-located with ICADL. ICADL 2019 will provide an excellent international forum to meet people with different backgrounds but common research interests in digital information for the future.

 

Proceedings of ICADL 2019 will be published by Springer as a LNCS, which is indexed by Scopus.

 

Important Dates

  • Papers, Posters/Demos, Panel Proposals Submission: June 7, 2019
  • Workshops and Tutorials Submission, June 30, 2019
  • Doctoral Consortium Proposals Submission: July 28, 2019 (tentative)
  • Acceptance Notification (Papers, Posters/Demos, Panels,Tutorials,Workshops): July 21, 2019
  • Acceptance Notification (Doctoral Consortium): August 11, 2019 (tentative)
  • Camera Ready Copy (Papers, Posters/Demos): August 10, 2019
  • Early bird Registration Date: September 28, 2019 (tentative)
  • Conference: November 4-7, 2019

 

Topics

We invite submissions on diverse topics related to digital libraries and related fields including (but not limited to):

  • Information Technologies for Digital Libraries
    • Information retrieval and access
    • Data mining and extraction
    • IoT and digital libraries
    • AI for digital libraries
    • Semantic Web, linked data and metadata technologies
    • Ontologies and knowledge organization systems
    • Applications and quality assurance of digital libraries
    • Research data and open access
    • Visualization, user interface and user experience
    • Social networking and collaborative interfaces in digital libraries
    • Personal information management and personal digital libraries
    • Performance evaluation
  • Social Informatics and Socio-technological Issues in Digital Libraries
    • Data analytics for social networks
    • Socio-technical aspects of digital libraries
    • Memory organizations in the digital space
    • Sustainability of digital libraries
    • Digital libraries for learning, collaboration and organization in the networked environment
    • Societal and cultural issues in knowledge, information and data
    • Intellectual freedom, censorship, misinformation
    • Intellectual property issues
    • Policy, legal, and ethical concerns for digital libraries
  • Cultural Information and Digital Humanities in Digital Libraries
    • Community Informatics
    • Collaborations among archives, libraries, museums
    • Collection development and discovery
    • Digital cultural memory initiatives
    • Digital preservation and digital curation
    • Digital library/digital archive infrastructures
    • Digital library education and digital literacy
    • Higher education uses of digital collections
    • Research data infrastructures, management and use
    • Information policies
    • Participatory cultural heritage


Formatting & Submission Lengths

All submissions have to be in English as PDF files. Papers except DC papers should follow Springer Computer Science Proceedings guidelines (https://www.springer.com/gp/computer-science/lncs/conference-proceedings-guidelines). DC consortium papers, Workshop and Tutorial proposals and Panel proposals should be formatted in A4 size. All papers and proposals are to be submitted via the conference's EasyChair submission page (https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=icadl2019 ). The page limits for different submission types are as follows:

 

  • Full papers: 12p + references
    • Short papers: 6p + references
    • Poster/demo papers: 4p
    • DC consortium papers: tba
    • Workshop/tutorial proposals: 4p  
    • Panel proposals: 2p

 

See Call for Proposals of Workshops and Tutorials for detailed instructions below.

 

Panel proposals should include corresponding organizer(s), panelists and panel descriptions.

Call for Doctoral Consortium Papers is in preparation.

 

Inclusion of papers in the program proceedings is conditional upon registration of at least one author per paper. Full and short papers will be allocated time in the conference program for oral presentations, while posters/demos will have a slot in a 1-minute madness session plus a board and stand for presentations during a specific Posters/Demos session.

 

Workshop organizers are provided with logistic support by the conference organization, and are expected to independently manage all aspects of the workshop program, including calls, invitations and any special requirements.


A Best Paper and Best Student awards will be designated by the Program Committee.

 

Workshops/Tutorials Proposals

We cordially invite researchers and professionals of the digital library community to submit a proposal for a workshop or tutorial. A workshop is intended to bring together groups interested in well-established or emerging topics, while a tutorial is more instructional, aimed at educating or informing members of the digital library community who are unfamiliar with a relevant set of technologies or concepts.

Workshops are usually more interactive, and proposers are free to decide how to structure and design them. Tutorials offer in-depth education on a well-established or "cutting-edge" topic relevant to research or practice in digital libraries, preferably addressing a specific topic associated with the conference theme. Each workshop/tutorial proposal should be planned as either a half-day or a full day, to a level that attendees will have sufficient knowledge to follow and further pursue the material beyond the tutorial or workshop.

Proposals must detail the subject, scope, program strand and intended content. Acceptance will be based on the merits of the proposal and the requirements for its organization. Each proposal should be no more than 4 pages and include the following information:

  • Workshop/Tutorial title: Give the workshop or tutorial a name, be as precise as possible.
  • Type: Indicate if this is a workshop or a tutorial
  • Presenter(s)/Instructor(s): Indicate the name, professional title, affiliation, contact details and expertise of each speaker (no more than three sentences per speaker).
  • Conference Theme Addressed: Please note how this workshop or tutorial aligns with the Conference theme(s).
  • Description: Provide a detailed description of the workshop/tutorial, including a proposed agenda outline and content to be covered.
  • Format: A description of the planned format and duration (half (3 hours) or full-day (6 hours))
  • Goals/learning objectives:  List 3 of the central goals of the workshop/tutorial (e.g., improve knowledge about the xy domain, show the new technical possibilities for accessing data, search for solutions through discussion and sharing of experiences, roundtable discussion on a topic of interest.)
  • Target audience: Indicate the target audience for the workshop (e.g., librarians, technologists, researchers, audio technicians, documentarists, management, archivists, etc.)
  • Conditions/required knowledge: Indicate knowledge/minimal requirements (if applicable) needed to attend the workshop. Please also indicate any software/hardware that participants are required to bring.

 

The organizers of accepted workshops/tutorials are required to be responsible for publicizing and recruiting attendees for the workshop or tutorial. All proposals are to be submitted via the conference's EasyChair submission page.

 

Conference Committee

Conference Co-Chairs (International Forum 2019):

  • Sohami Zakaria (Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia)
  • Shigeo Sugimoto (University of Tsukuba, Japan)
  • Christopher Khoo (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)

Program Committee co-chairs:

  • Adam Jatowt (Kyoto University, Japan)
  • Akira Maeda (Ritsumeikan University, Japan)
  • Sueyeon Syn (Catholic University of America, United States of America)

Workshop and Tutorial co-chairs:

  • Hao-ren Ke (National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan)
  • Natalie Pang (National University of Singapore, Singapore)

Posters and Work-in-Progress Papers chair:

  • Unmil Karadkar (University of Texas Austin, United States of America)

Publication chair: 

  • Diljit Singh (Independent)

 

Doctoral Consortium committee:

  • Xiaoguang Wang (Wuhan University, China) 
  • Emi Ishita (Kyushu University, Japan)
  • Annika Hinze (University of Waikato, New Zealand)
  • Songphan Choemprayong (Chulalongkorn University, Thailand)
  • Miguel Nunes (Sun Yat-sen University, China)
  • Joon Lee (Seoul National University, Korea)

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Call for Proposals: Library Research Seminar VII

When: October 16-18, 2019

Where: The University of South Carolina, Columbia, Ernest F. Hollings Special Collections Library

Who: Hosted jointly by the University of South Carolina College of Information and Communication, University of South Carolina School of Library and Information Science, the University Libraries, and the Library Research Roundtable of the American Library Association.


Why: 21st century libraries face critical challenges in the age of big data, fake news, and new information technologies that are driving change in our communities, which requires us to think differently about how we gather and use evidence to inform our practice. This conference brings together scholars, students, and practitioners to explore research that can move us toward innovative solutions to practical problems and provide effective direction for policy. 


What: The seventh Library Research Seminar (LRS VII) will bring together a diverse community of scholars and students from academia and practitioners from libraries and archives who are conducting or interested in learning about emerging and established research that informs critical awareness, best practices, decision-making, teaching and learning, and creative use of new technologies in all areas of libraries and the communities they serve. Participants will share research projects, discuss potential new research agendas, and have the opportunity to refine research methods and facilitate successful completion of research projects. 

LRS is a research meeting that can include empirical, methodological, and conceptual work with the field of library and information science.  It can include (but is not limited to) the following kinds of scholarship:

  • Quantitative and/or qualitative inquiry
  • Research on function, such as information seeking and retrieval, services, classification, or management
  • Inquiry related to specific environments, such as public, academic, special or school libraries
  • Research conducted by students
  • Collaborative work between professional practitioners and educators


The LRS VII Planning Committee invites proposals for papers, panels, posters, and workshops.  We anticipate that discussion will examine issues related to how scholars, practitioners, and scholar-practitioners can bridge the divide between LIS-related research and practice to better serve our communities in light of today's critical information issues.  We welcome creative contributions from individuals and groups, students, faculty, and practitioners on a broad range of topics related to libraries including but not limited to:

  • Cutting edge research that crosses boundaries within and beyond the field of library and information science
  • The role and impact of social justice values on LIS research and practice
  • Connecting diversity and inclusion consciousness to research and practice
  • Community/campus engagement and collaboration
  • Identification of research agendas and knowledge gaps
  • Exploration of innovation in LIS education teaching and learning models, methods
  • Librarian-faculty and other partnerships and their impact on research and the collaborative approach
  • Transformation of 21st century libraries and LIS research
  • Innovation in evidence-based practice
  • Public and school library perspectives
  • Communication and sharing processes within and across institutional boundaries


How: A lively discussion of paper, panel, poster, and workshop presentations and activities, including a step-by-step assessment methods preconference and follow up sessions for early stage researchers and researcher-practitioners. 

Proposal submission guidelines and formats:

The deadline for submission of proposals is May 3, 2019. In addition to an abstract, each author or panelist must provide a separate biographical statement (maximum of 50 words).

  Papers

  • Paper proposals must include a title and abstract (maximum of 500 words). Papers will be blind-reviewed; please do not include identifying information in the paper proposal.
  • Paper proposals should be submitted individually, and they will be grouped with others on a common theme, typically for a 90-minute session comprised of three paper presentations.  The abstract submitted should state the focus of the paper and the way(s) in which it contributes to the body of knowledge in the field. Presentation time for papers should be no more than 20 minutes.


Posters

  • Poster proposals must include a title, author(s), format, and abstract (maximum of 500 words).
  • This formal graphic presentation of the topic, offers an excellent opportunity for reporting on evaluation results and gathering detailed feedback on one's work. Posters should be no larger than 40" high and 44" wide. Graduate student submissions are encouraged.


Panels

  • Panel proposals must include title, author(s), and abstract (maximum of 750 words).
  • The abstract should describe how three or more panelists will creatively present a cohesive theme and promote lively discussions between panelists and audience members. Proposals should provide a description of the issues to be discussed, and a list of panelists who have agreed to participate with their qualifications and contributions to the panel.


Workshops

  • Workshop proposals must include title, author(s), and abstract (maximum of 750 words).
  • The abstract should provide an outline of the workshop, and describe how participants will engage an issue, learn a new skill, or develop an action plan or other activity where hands-on learning is integral. Submissions must include at least three learning outcomes and an example of an activity you plan to conduct. The learning experience should excite and encourage the participants to take risks, question assumptions, and fully engage in the learning process.  Workshops are expected to be 90 minutes in length.


Evaluation Procedures:

The Conference Planning Committee will evaluate proposals based on:

  • Relevance to the theme
  • Significance of its contribution to LIS research or practice
  • Clarity of expression
  • Appropriateness of the methodology to the research question
  • Status of research: Are the results in hand? When appropriate, please include the timeline for completion of research.


Upload submission information in either MS Word or PDF format to EasyChair here: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=lrs7.  

Important dates:

Deadline for proposal submissions: May 24th, 2019

Notification: June 7, 2019 

Conference dates: October 16-18, 2019

 

LRS VII co-chairs: Jen Sweeney, San Jose State University and Amanda Folk, Ohio State University  jksweeney572@gmail.com   folk.68@osu.edu

 

For more information on Library Research Seminar VII, please visit https://sites.google.com/ucmo.edu/lrs-vii/home?authuser=0

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Call for Submissions: ASIS&T SIG-AH Student Research Award

SIG AH is seeking previously unpublished research for a Master's or PhD Student Research Award including a free ASIS&T membership and cash prize up to $500!

The theme, "Games and Information Science," invites participation from a variety of theoretical and empirical perspectives on the topic. We encourage graduate-level submissions from a broad range of disciplines including the arts and humanities, digital humanities/new media, library and information science, and computer science. Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Archiving games
  • Classifying, cataloging, and/or describing games
  • Teaching with games
  • Gamification
  • Games and digital collections
  • Game communities


Who is Eligible?

Anyone who is currently a PhD or Master's student. Students who are graduating in Spring 2019 may apply.

Submissions can be made as a single author or a group of authors, including collaborations between students from different institutions. All submitted works should be previously unpublished. Authors do not need to be members of ASIS&T. All research is expected to be purely the students' work. Authors are required to secure any necessary permissions related to research findings from internships or collaborative projects being used in this research competition.


Submission Requirements & Selection Criteria

While the contest theme, eligibility, and submission criteria are flexible and invite creativity, research papers should show an appropriate level of graduate research and should include an advanced theoretical or empirical discussion, methodology, and analysis.

Research paper submissions should relate to the 2019 theme (Games and Information Science) and must adhere to the following guidelines:

  • Word .doc or .docx format
  • Cover page with title, author names, institutional affiliations, and abstract of 250 words or less
  • 10 single-spaced pages or less (approximately 4,000 words), 12 pt. font, using APA citations and bibliography. Tables, graphs, images, etc. may appear within the body of the text.
  • No headers or footers (with exception of page numbers)
  • Author names should not appear anywhere in the main text.

Submission details should be provided via electronic form and final papers emailed by the May 19, 2019 deadline (details below).

A panel of judges will select award winners based on the following criteria: relevance of topic to the contest theme, originality of research and approach, and quality of student writing. Papers not meeting the above requirements may be excluded from the contest.


Awards

One (1) student paper may be awarded the Master's Student Research Award or the PhD Student Research Award, including a monetary prize of up to $500 and a 1-year ASIS&T membership.


Submission and Deadline

Authors are invited to submit papers, based on the requirements and selection criteria above, by filling out the form at https://goo.gl/forms/pH2HoP8rMsqbHc3Q2 and emailing the document to ASIST (dot) SIGAH (at) gmail (dot) com before 11:59 pm PST, May 19, 2019. Please ensure the information submitted on the web form matches the title and author name on the submitted final paper. Award winner will be announced in June 2019.

If you have any questions, please email ASIST (dot) SIGAH (at) gmail (dot) com. 

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Call for Proposals: ACM CHIIR 2020

ACM CHIIR 2020 invites submissions focused on user-centered approaches to the design and evaluation of systems for information access, retrieval, and use. Papers may explore improvements to existing systems and interfaces, propose novel theories, models, and systems, or focus on understanding individual and group interactions with information and information systems. As a multi-disciplinary research meeting, we welcome submissions using a wide range of quantitative and qualitative research methods.


Topics covered include but are not limited to:

  • Information seeking, including task-based and exploratory studies
  • Search interfaces, including those for specialized tasks, populations and domains
  • User-centered design approaches to humans interacting with information and systems
  • Interaction techniques for information retrieval and discovery
  • Online information seeking, including log analysis of search and browsing
  • Modeling and simulation of information interaction
  • Information use, including measures of use as well as broader sense-making
  • Field and case studies relevant to understanding prerequisites for information searching, design and access
  • User-centered evaluation methods and measures, including measures of user experience and performance, experiment and search task design, eye-tracking and neuro-physiological approaches, data analysis methods, and usability
  • Human interaction and experience with conversational information systems
  • Context-aware and personalized search, including design, contextual features and analysis of information interaction
  • Information visualization and visual analytics, including search result presentation
  • Collaborative information seeking and social search, including social utility and network analysis for information interaction
  • Conversational search and other types of stateful and multi-turn interactions between users and search applications
  • Insights and analyses related to human experiences and usage trends with recommendation technologies
  • Information interaction and seeking with mobile devices and services

ACM CHIIR operates under the ACM Conference Code of Conduct.

 

Please note the following submission deadlines

October 1, 2019: Workshop and Tutorial proposals due

October 15, 2019: Full papers and Perspectives papers due

October 29, 2019: Short papers, Demos and Doctoral Consortium proposals due

October 23, 2019: Notifications of acceptance for Workshops and Tutorials

December 10, 2019: Notifications of acceptance for all other submission types

 

Submission Requirements can be found on the conference website: https://sigir.org/chiir2020/calls.html

The submission system will open in September 2019. Please stay tuned for further announcements and details.

Questions? Please send an email to chiir2020conf@gmail.com.

CHIIR Organizing Committee chiir2020program@gmail.com

 

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Call for Papers: Serving the Whole Person in GLAMS

The study of, and discourse around, galleries, libraries, archives and museums (GLAMs) has traditionally focused on cognitive processes in these institutions. This special issue of JALIA on 'Serving the Whole Person in GLAMs' seeks to bring together researchers and practitioners interested in learning more about how these institutions serve the whole person. Drawing from the National Wellness Institute's (NWI) frame10work, Six Dimensions of Wellness (emotional, occupational, physical, social, intellectual and spiritual), this issue seeks to explore the whole person in GLAM contexts.


The classical idea of a library is of a space to exercise your mind. Museums too have been strongly positioned as sites of learning. And yet a growing body of literature suggests that libraries and museums, for example, are currently (Celano, Knapczyk, & 15Neuman, 2018; Goulding & Crump, 2017; Packer, 2008; Whiteman et al., 2018), and have been in the past (Buggeln, 2012; Stauffer, 2016), spaces that stimulate and support the body as well as the spirit. For example, in 2012, Minnesota public librarian Sara Zettervall opened up a conversation on what she calls 'whole person librarianship' based on interactions she was having with colleagues in the field of social work. The 20concept has since spread to studies of U.S. academic libraries (Lockman, 2015; Warner, 2016), particularly around how to serve the 'whole student' (e.g. Smith, Lock, & Webb, 2016). In archives, research on affect and the archives point to similar interests in how archives engage whole people (Cifor and Gilliland (2016). And in the museum context, there is an increasing interest in expanding the museum beyond its traditional learning 25walls, as a site for meaning-making, mindfulness (e.g. Smith & Zimmermann, 2017), healing (e.g. Silverman, 2010) and well-being (e.g. Chatterjee & Noble, 2016).


By bringing together work across the GLAM fields, this special issue seeks to stimulate discussion on how GLAMs serve the whole person. We are particularly interested in research, theoretical and empirical, and models on GLAMs as sites for 30the whole person (emotional, occupational, physical, social, intellectual and spiritual). Below are a few suggestions for submissions:


(1) Contemplative Practice, Mindfulness, Restoration in GLAMs 
(2) Play in GLAMs 
(3) Physical activity and fitness in GLAMs 35
(4) GLAMs as physical refuges from environmental threats 
(5) GLAMs as site of stress reduction and positive mental health
(6) GLAMs as Sacred and Profane Spaces

We invite contributions to this special issue that addresses these and other facets of how GLAM institutions serve the whole person. Research and evaluation of practice drawing 40on a wide range of methods is welcomed. JALIA traditionally publishes three article types: Peer reviewed full research papers, peer reviewed research-in-practice papers and editorially reviewed information-in-practice papers, and we will also entertain submissions in a variety of novel representational formats.


JALIA is the official journal of the Australian Library and Information Association and published by Taylor and Francis. Instructions for authors and a link to the journal's submission system are available from the JALIA's web pages here.


The JALIA editors encourage authors to post an open access version of the full text 50of the Accepted Manuscript (AM) version of their paper to an institutional or subject repository and if they wish also to personal or departmental websites, immediately upon publication. For more information see here.

 

References

Buggeln, G. (2012). Museum space and the experience of the sacred. Christ College Faculty Publications. Retrieved from http://scholar.valpo.edu/cc_fac_pub/10

Celano, D. C., Knapczyk, J. J., & Neuman, S. B. ( 2018). Public libraries harness the power of play. YC Young Children, 73(3), 68-74.

Chatterjee, H., & Noble, G. (2016). Museums, health and well-being. London: Routledge. Cifor, M., & Gilliland, A. J. (2016). Affect and the archives, archives and their affects: An introduction to the special issue). Archival Science, 16(1), 1-6.

Goulding, A., & Crump, A. ( 2017). Developing inquiring minds: Public library programming for babies in Aotearoa New Zealand. Public Library Quarterly, 36(1), 26-42.

Lockman, R. (2015). Academic librarians and social justice: A call to microactivism. College & Research Libraries News, 76(4), 193-194.

Packer, J. (2008). Beyond learning: Exploring visitors' perceptions of the value and benefits of 75museum experiences. Curator: The Museum Journal, 51(1), 33-54.

Silverman, L. H. (2010). The social work of museums. London: Routledge. Retrieved from http://public.eblib.com/EBLPublic/PublicView.do?ptiID=465568

Smith, J. S., & Zimmermann, C. (2017). The sanctuary series: Co-creating transformative museum experiences. Journal of Museum Education, 42(4), 362-368. 

Smith, S., Lock, M. B., & Webb, M. ( 2016, May). A library for the whole student: Creating a culture of health & wellness at your library. ACRL e-Learning Webcasts, Webinar.  

Stauffer, S. M. (2016). Supplanting the saloon evil and other loafing habits: Utah's librarygymnasium movement, 1907-1912. The Library Quarterly, 86(4), 434-448.

Warner, E. J. (2016). The power of encouragement: The role of Christian academic librarians in 85supporting the whole student. The Christian Librarian, 59(1), 13.

Whiteman, E. D., Dupuis, R., Morgan, A. U., D'Alonzo, B., Epstein, C., Klusaritz, H., & Cannuscio, C. C. (2018). Public libraries as partners for health. Preventing Chronic Disease, 15, E64.

 

Contacts

For further information on this special issue please contact guest editors :

Kiersten F. Latham or Noah Lenstra

 

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Call for Submissions and Nominations: ASIS&T SIG-HFIS 2019 Bob Williams History Awards

The ASIS&T History and Intellectual Foundation special interest group (SIG-HFIS) seeks submissions and nominations for the 2019 Bob Williams History Awards. There are two awards: the Bob Williams Research Grant and the Bob Williams Research Paper Award.


Please read the following information carefully as the eligibility criteria and submission requirements have changed for 2019:


The Bob Williams Research Grant will be given for the best research proposal submission. All topics relevant to the history of information science and technology may be proposed. The grant consists of funding of up to USD 2,000 along with a certificate signed by the chair of ASIS&T SIG HFIS.

The submission must meet the following qualifications:

  • All topics relevant to the history of information science and technology will be considered.
  • Self-nominations will be accepted.
  • Nominees and nominators need not be ASIS&T members.
  • Applicants who have received funding from a Bob Williams Research Grant in the past five years are not eligible to apply.
  • Winners need not be present at the ASIS&T annual meeting.
  • Submissions must be in English.


Award winners shall be selected by a jury appointed by SIG HFIS. The Chair of SIG-HFIS serves as the Chair of this jury. The Jury shall make one award or none, but reserves the right to designate runners-up, if the quality of the entries so merit.

Submissions will be judged on the following criteria:

  • Relevance of the central topic or question to be researched to the history of information science and technology
  • Novelty of and need for proposed research
  • Potential to spark further research and/or implications for practice
  • Quality of research design, including feasibility and methodology


Proposals must include:

  • A cover letter (no more than 2 pages)
  • a brief curriculum vitae (no more than 2 pages);
  • Research proposal (no more than 5 pages total), including:
    • the central topic or question to be researched;
    • an extended abstract;
    • qualifications of the researcher;
    • and a budget detailing how the funds will be expended. All funds must be expended by June 30 of the year following awarding of the grant.

The winner(s) will be acknowledged with a certificate presented by the Chair of SIG HFIS during the SIG business meeting at the ASIS&T annual meeting. Attendance at the annual meeting is highly encouraged, but not required. Funding of up to USD 2,000 will be distributed by SIG HFIS in coordination with ASIS&T headquarters.



The Bob Williams Research Paper Award will be given for the best research paper nominated. All topics relevant to the history of information science and technology may be proposed. This award provides a prize of up to USD 500 along with a certificate signed by the chair of ASIS&T SIG HFIS.

The nomination must meet the following qualifications:

  • All topics relevant to the history of information science and technology will be considered.
  • The paper may have been previously published or submitted to a journal.
  • Self-nominations will be accepted.
  • Nominated authors need not be ASIS&T members.
  • Authors who have received the Bob Williams Paper Award in the previous year are not eligible for nomination.
  • Winners need not be present at the ASIS&T annual meeting.
  • Submissions must be in English.


Award winners shall be selected by a jury appointed by SIG HFIS. The Chair of SIG-HFIS serves as the Chair of this jury. The Jury shall make one award or none, but reserves the right to designate runners-up, if the quality of the entries so merit.

Submissions will be judged on the following criteria:

  • Relevance of the central topic or question to the history of information science and technology
  • Significance of the central topic or question
  • Presentation of the relevant literature
  • Appropriateness of methodology and effectiveness of its application
  • Quality of argumentation and analysis
  • Potential to spark further research and/or implications for practice
  • Clarity of writing


Nominations must include:

  • A cover letter addressing how the paper contributes to the history of information science and technology;
  • A current CV/Resume of the author; and
  • The paper, carrying no author identification.

The winner(s) will be acknowledged with a certificate presented by the Chair of SIG HFIS during the SIG business meeting at the ASIS&T annual meeting. Attendance at the annual meeting is highly encouraged, but not required. A prize of USD 500 will be distributed by SIG HFIS in coordination with ASIS&T headquarters.


Submissions and nominations for the awards should be emailed to the SIG-HFIS chair at sighfis@gmail.com.

Submissions and nominations are due on May 15, 2019, by 11:59 p.m. US Pacific Time.

 

 

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Call for Proposals: HICSS-53 Minitrack: Human-Robot Interactions

HICSS-53, January 8-10, 2020
Grand Wailea, Maui, Hawaii

Mini-track Title: Human-Robot Interactions
General Research Track: Collaboration Systems and Technologies

*This is new mini-track that has been add for HICSS 53.*

Robots are increasingly being adopted in private and public spaces, leading to a proliferation of human‒robot interactions in the home, workplace, and other public settings. Robots in the home are performing household chores and acting as home companions and home health care providers. Robots at work are fulfilling traditional human roles in logistics, transportation, and manufacturing, serving as both co- workers and supervisors. Robots are also being utilized as tour guides, janitors, and security officers in public spaces such as museums and airports. Although these interactions are often collaborative, they are by no means always cooperative.

Robot interactions with humans across this array of roles and settings pose interesting questions to scholars in various fields such as information systems, robotics, psychology, and sociology. Interaction with robots is distinct from that with other artificial intelligence (AI)-enabled technologies in that robots have a physical body that allows them to manifest physical actions. People cannot only talk to robots but also touch and be touched by robots. This distinguishes interactions with robots from interactions with disembodied AI agents, such as voice agents like Siri by Apple and Alexa by Amazon. Thus, research on human‒robot interaction can differ significantly from that of human interaction with disembodied AI agents.

The minitrack welcomes research papers that explore human‒robot interaction and robot design at any level (i.e. individual, team, organizational, and societal). This minitrack also covers human‒robot interaction as much as possible beyond the notion of "robots as teammates." Thus, we encourage submissions that examine many facets of interactions in any context (e.g., homes, work, and public services) and role (e.g., companion, co-worker, boss, and adversary).


Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Promoting cooperative and collaborative interaction with robots
  • Examining uncooperative and adversarial human interactions with robots
  • The role of adoption and appropriation in human‒robot interactions
  • Empirical studies examining the cognitive, psychological, emotional, and social aspects of human‒robot interactions
  • The impact of haptic feedback and touch on human‒robot interaction
  • The role of robot attractiveness on human‒robot interaction
  • Ethics on human‒robot interactions
  • Social-emotional models of human‒robot interaction
  • Theoretical frameworks for human‒robot interaction
  • Case studies of human‒robot interaction
  • Design implications for robot interactions at home, work and public spaces
  • Human-oriented practices that promote human‒robot interactions
  • New methodological approaches to studying human‒robot interactions


Important Dates:

Submission Opens: April 15, 2019
Paper Submission Deadline: June 15, 2019, 11:59 p.m. HST
Notice of Acceptance: August 17, 2019


Mini-track Co-Chairs:
Sangseok You, HEC Paris, you@hec.fr 
Lionel Robert, University of Michigan, lprobert@umich.edu 

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Call for Proposals: Open Information Science Journal

Open Information Science Journal invites submissions for a special issue dedicated to scholarship on the broad theme of Access to information--freedom and censorship. Library and information science scholars and practitioners around the world are encouraged to submit a paper on this theme.


Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights states "Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers." Nonetheless, access to information is frequently challenged and curtailed, through government, private, or individual actions; many of these acts may be considered censorship (depending upon one's definition of censorship).


Censorship, freedom of speech, and access to information have long been central concerns of library and information science. Various themes in our contemporary society suggest that these themes are especially relevant and significant now: the breadth of technological platforms and their ability/ willingness to censor individuals and particular viewpoints; the rise of far right and totalitarian governments across many nations and regions; the increasing attention paid to data privacy and the right to be forgotten; government and corporate surveillance and data aggregation; and a sense of resignation or complacency with regard to these trends.


Find the call at: https://www.degruyter.com/page/1931

The guest editor welcomes diverse perspectives on this theme, broadly conceived. 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.


How to Submit:

Abstracts should be sent to Guest Editor (shannon.oltmann@uky.edu) or Managing Editor (katarzyna.grzegorek@degruyter.com) before May 31st, 2019.
Authors of accepted submissions are kindly invited to register at our paper processing system at: http://www.editorialmanager.com/opis/ and submit their contribution.
Every manuscript should be clearly marked as intended for this special issue. All papers will go through the Open Linguistics' high standards, quick, fair and comprehensive peer-review procedure. Instructions for authors are available here. In case of any questions, please contact Guest Editor (shannon.oltmann@uky.edu) or Managing Editor (katarzyna.grzegorek@degruyter.com).

As an author of Open Information Science you will benefit from:

  • Transparent, comprehensive and fast peer review managed by our esteemed Guest Editor
  • Efficient route to fast-track publication and full advantage of De Gruyter e-technology
  • No publication fees
  • Free language assistance for authors from non-English speaking regions

The deadline to submit full papers is October 31st, 2019.

 

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Call for Abstracts: Records Management Journal

'Technology and records management: disrupt or be disrupted?'
Records Management Journal - Themed call for papers
RMJ Consulting Editor: Professor Julie McLeod. Email: julie.mcleod@northumbria.ac.uk

With Guest Editor: Professor Richard Marciano, Digital Curation Innovation Center, College of Information Studies, University of Maryland, USA.

The Records Management Journal invites submissions for a themed issue focused on the opportunities and challenges of so-called disruptive technologies for archives and records management and records professionals. Technologies include but are not limited to:

  • Artificial intelligence, machine learning, quantum computing
  • IoT
  • Blockchain and other distributed ledger technologies
  • Cloud services
  • Edge computing including cloud-to-edge technology
  • Gamification
  • Immersive experiences (virtual, augmented and mixed reality)
  • Advanced technology based tools e.g. search, discovery, disclosure and digital forensics
  • Graph databases
  • Autonomous things (robots, vehicles etc).


We welcome contributions about, but not limited to, the following themes:

  • Challenges and impact (realized or potential) of disruptive technologies on records processes and/or records creators/users
  • Opportunities for reorienting records management and archival principles and/or innovating processes through disruptive technology
  • Computational archival science
  • Digital ethics
  • Issues of trust and transparency
  • Analytics and algorithms
  • Professional responsibilities, roles and skills including digital literacy, education and continuing professional development.


We are interested in different disciplinary perspectives from researchers, academics and practitioners. All types of submissions are welcome i.e. viewpoints, critical reviews, research, case studies or conceptual/philosophical papers. They should be 3000-8000 words in length. Shorter papers are usually opinion pieces or practitioner case studies.

Submission Deadlines

  •  Extended abstracts (more info below): 1 May 2019
  • Abstracts accepted and authors notified no later than:  14 May 2019
  • Full paper submitted: 1 September 2019
  • Review, revision and final acceptance: 31 January 2020


The Records Management Journal applies article level publication so within approximately a month of acceptance the article will be available online.

Submission Process
Extended abstracts should be a 500 word version of the Records Management Journal's structured abstract, using the headings described in the author guidelines http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/author_guidelines.htm?id=rmj.

Under the design/methodology/approach heading, please include the following as appropriate to the type of paper:

  • What is the approach to the topic if it is a theoretical or conceptual paper? Briefly outline existing knowledge and the value added by the paper compared to that.
  • What is the main research question and/or aim if it a research paper? What is the research strategy and the main method(s) used?
  • If the paper is a case study outline its scope and nature and the method of deriving conclusions.
  • If the paper is an opinion piece or conceptual paper outline its focus and key highlight points.


Please indicate in your abstract submission the intended length of your paper.

Please send your extended abstract to: julie.mcleod@northumbria.ac.uk

Full papers for accepted abstracts (3000-8000 words excluding references) should be prepared using the RMJ guidelines which can be read here
http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/author_guidelines.htm?id=rmj.

Papers will be reviewed following the Journal's standard double-blind peer review process. This means that acceptance of the abstract does not guarantee acceptance of the full paper.

Julie McLeod (julie.mcleod@northumbria.ac.uk) is also happy to receive informal enquiries.

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Call for Submissions: 2019 AMIA Scholarships

Deadlines for the 2019 Scholarships and IPI Internship have been extended to May 15th!


The George Blood, L.P. Women in Audiovisual Archiving Scholarship is designed to facilitate the advanced education and training of women who wish to pursue careers in technical areas of audiovisual archives.


The Sony Pictures Scholarship, the Universal Studios Preservation Scholarship, and The Rick Chace Foundation Scholarship offer financial assistance to students of merit who intend to pursue careers in moving image archiving.


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.

Application deadlines are May 15.

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Call for Proposals: Library Trends Special Issue

Call for Papers: Library Trends

Special Issue on "Everyday Documentation"

Guest Editors: Tim Gorichanaz and Ann Graf


Since the 1990s, scholars have recognized the importance of studying information phenomena outside of work and institutional contexts. Still, most of this research has only explored information seeking. This special issue seeks to highlight the everyday in another component of the information-communication chain: the description, organization and communication of artifacts--that is, documentation outside of formal institutions.


Formal institutions can only collect, document and provide access to limited numbers and types of materials in limited ways. This is due to budgetary restrictions, the limits of space and time, and the resultant need to employ standard technologies and knowledge organization systems to afford efficient and quick access to information. By default, institutions miss out on collections or modes of description that may nonetheless be culturally important (to underserved groups, small subcultures, countercultural groups, etc.). 


Thus, this special issue invites consideration of the "everyday documentation" that is done outside formal libraries, archives, and museums, and in turn of how such documentation practices can and should inform mainstream institutional practice and technological developments. Moreover, everyday collections, objects, audiences, and knowledge organization systems are infused with ethical concerns, not least because of the exercise of freedom and discernment involved in processing the collections and the involvement of indigenous, insider, or otherwise non-institutional or non-privileged communities or sub-cultures.


We invite submissions from scholars and reflective practitioners regarding the circulation of knowledge in everyday contexts, particularly those reflecting on how to mitigate differences between institutional practice and cultural practice. This may involve differences in how a particular community views a collection of objects, practices, or audiences, the differences in terminology used for description, the privacy and ownership of sometimes sensitive materials, and the representation of voices native to collections. 


Research on this theme has begun to appear in the literature--examining phenomena such as graffiti, zines, artist-run centers, and dark-web urban exploration photos--and this special issue will serve as a rallying point for further work. 


If you would like to contribute an article, please see the timeline below. Extended abstracts and any inquiries should be sent to the guest editors, Tim Gorichanaz and Ann Graf, via email (gorichanaz@drexel.edu and ann.graf@simmons.edu).


Final articles should be between 4,000 and 10,000 words. For more information, see the Library Trends author instructions at https://www.press.jhu.edu/journals/library-trends/author-instructions.


Timeline

  • Submission deadline for proposals, in the form of an extended abstract (1,000 words): Friday, June 28, 2019
  • Notification of acceptance decisions: by July 19, 2019
  • Full papers due: November 15, 2019
  • Reviews sent to authors: by March 20, 2020
  • Final manuscripts due: July 17, 2020
  • Publication: February 2021, in the Volume 69 Issue 3 (Winter) of Library Trends

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Call for Papers: CBMI 2019

CBMI 2019 - Dublin, Ireland, September 4th-6th, 2019
International Conference on Content-Based Multimedia Indexing
http://cbmi2019.org/


CBMI is the annual conference that brings together the various communities involved in all aspects of content-based multimedia indexing for retrieval, browsing, management, visualization and analytics. After 15 successful editions of the CBMI workshop, CBMI became a conference in 2018 and the next edition will take place in Dublin, Ireland from 4-6 September 2019. The scientific program will include invited keynote talks, regular papers, demonstration papers and three special sessions on "Medical Image Mining and Health" (MIME), "Signals And Multimedia" (SAM), and "Multimedia Indexing for Comics" (MIC).


Authors are encouraged to submit previously unpublished research papers in the broad field of content-based multimedia indexing and applications using the CBMI 2019 submission system: https://www.conftool.org/cbmi2019/. We wish to highlight significant contributions addressing the main problems of search and retrieval but also the related and equally important issues of multimedia content management, user interaction, large-scale search, machine learning in retrieval, social media indexing and retrieval.

Authors can submit full length (6 pages - to be presented as oral presentation) or short papers (4 pages - to be presented as posters) to the regular or special sessions. All paper limits are assumed to include references. Additionally demonstration papers (up to 4 pages) may also be submitted that highlight interesting and novel demos of CBMI-related technologies. The submissions are peer reviewed in a single blind process. The language of the conference is English. The CBMI 2019 conference adheres to the IEEE paper formatting guidelines. When preparing your submission, please follow the IEEE guidelines given by IEEE at the Manuscript Templates for Conference Proceedings.


The CBMI proceedings are traditionally indexed and distributed by IEEE Xplore and ACM DL. In addition, authors of the best papers of the conference will be invited to submit extended versions of their contributions to a special issue of a leading journal in the field.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Audio, visual and multimedia indexing
  • Multimodal and cross-modal indexing
  • Deep learning for multimedia indexing
  • Visual content extraction
  • Audio (speech, music, etc.) content extraction
  • Identification and tracking of semantic regions and events
  • Social media analysis
  • Metadata generation, coding and transformation
  • Multimedia information retrieval (image, audio, video, text)
  • Mobile media retrieval
  • Event-based media processing and retrieval
  • Affective/emotional interaction or interfaces for multimedia retrieval
  • Multimedia data mining and analytics
  • Multimedia recommendation
  • Large scale multimedia database management
  • Summarization, browsing and organization of multimedia content
  • Personalization and content adaptation
  • User interaction and relevance feedback
  • Multimedia interfaces, presentation and visualization tools
  • Evaluation and benchmarking of multimedia retrieval systems
  • Applications of multimedia retrieval, e.g., medicine, lifelogs, satellite imagery, video surveillance
  • Cultural heritage applications.



Important Dates:
Full/short paper submission:             May 4, 2019
Demo paper submission:                   May 4, 2019
Special sessions paper submission: May 4, 2019
Notification of acceptance:                June 18, 2019
Camera-ready papers due:                June 29, 2019

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Call for Proposals: Knowledge Organization Special Issue

Knowledge organization is characterized by intellectual and social approaches and among the latter, classifications of work are central to management of a wide range of enterprises. Examples include ISCO, the International Standard Classification of Occupations, which is described as "a tool for organizing jobs into a clearly defined set of groups according to the tasks and duties undertaken in the job" (ILO). Variants have been developed to aid in comparative research (van Leeuwen et al 2002, Mandemakers et al 2018) and in social survey research various uses and issues exist (Lambert & Bihagen 2014; Gayle, Connolly and Lambert 2015).  Occupational classification systems themselves have a complex history both informing and informed by the production of and access to knowledge, social discourses of work, and governance of migration (Jansen et al 2018).

 


This special issue of seeks to invigorate and broaden inquiry into the historical roots, modern activity and future visions of occupational classifications. We invite papers that explore and expand our knowledge of the practices and epistemologies on which classifications of occupations are based.  Topics may update and expand on the role of work classifications in international research, professionalization, automation, recordkeeping, information, and data practices. What roles do systems of occupational classification play in enhancing or limiting access to research literatures, jobs, education, leisure, and culture? Informed by scholarship on social classifications or inquiry into comparability, visibility, and control in work classification, can we establish compatibility, access, and equity in ways of classifying work?

 


Initial submissions:

-   Abstracts of up to 1500 words covering these or other relevant topics may be submitted via email to: eva.jansen@utoronto.ca .

-   Authors must follow the instructions from (http://www.isko.org/ko.html)

-   Contributions must align with the scope of the journal (same website), especially they must be well-situated in knowledge organization, and that means they must cite literature from the KO domain, including both the journal KO and conference proceedings.

 


Important Dates:

Abstract submissions due May 31, 2019 

Author notifications due June 28, 2019 

Completed papers due September 17, 2019 

 

 


Full  CFP available here:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1qzqe4xflcDuClZRA_ji8dWkrbuceorKEgfPNmOG0sOM/edit?usp=sharing

 

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Call for Participation: Doctoral Consortium

The Doctoral Consortium forms part of the program of the ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL), and takes place immediately preceding the technical program. JCDL 2019 https://2019.jcdl.org/ is held June 2-6, 2019 in Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, USA. 



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 2, 2019).



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 2019. 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 2019 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 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 https://www.acm.org/publications/proceedings-template and are to be submitted in electronic format via the 



conference's EasyChair submission page https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=jcdl2019. 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 https://www.ieee-tcdl.org/index.php?title=IEEE-TCDL.

 

Full instructions for applications can be found  at https://2019.jcdl.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/doctoral_consortium_instructions.pdf

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 Consortium participation is limited to 10 Ph.D. students.



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


Edie Rasmussen, School of Library, Archival and Information Studies, University of British Columbia (edie.rasmussen@ubc.ca)

Peter Darch, School of Information Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (ptdarch@illinois.edu)

Oksana Zavalina, College of Information, University of North Texas (oksana.zavalina@unt.edu)  



Important dates:
March 27, 2019: Deadline for submission of abstracts

April 5, 2019: Notification of acceptance
June 2, 2019: Doctoral Consortium

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Call for Papers: Records Management Journal

'Technology and records management: disrupt or be disrupted?'

 

The Records Management Journal invites submissions for a themed issue focused on the opportunities and challenges of so-called disruptive technologies for archives and records management and records professionals. Technologies include but are not limited to:

  • Artificial intelligence, machine learning, quantum computing
  • IoT
  • Blockchain and other distributed ledger technologies
  • Cloud services
  • Edge computing including cloud-to-edge technology
  • Gamification
  • Immersive experiences (virtual, augmented and mixed reality)
  • Advanced technology based tools e.g. search, discovery, disclosure and digital forensics
  • Graph databases
  • Autonomous things (robots, vehicles etc).

 

We welcome contributions about, but not limited to, the following themes:

  • Challenges and impact (realized or potential) of disruptive technologies on records processes and/or records creators/users
  • Opportunities for reorienting records management and archival principles and/or innovating processes through disruptive technology
  • Computational archival science
  • Digital ethics
  • Issues of trust and transparency
  • Analytics and algorithms
  • Professional responsibilities, roles and skills including digital literacy, education and continuing professional development.

 

We are interested in different disciplinary perspectives from researchers, academics and practitioners. All types of submissions are welcome i.e. viewpoints, critical reviews, research, case studies or conceptual/philosophical papers. They should be 3000-8000 words in length. Shorter papers are usually opinion pieces or practitioner case studies.

 

Submission Deadlines

  • Extended abstracts (more info below): May 1st, 2019
  • Abstracts accepted and authors notified no later than: May 14th, 2019
  • Full paper submitted: September 1st, 2019
  • Review, revision and final acceptance: January 31st, 2020

 

The Records Management Journal applies article level publication so within approximately a month of acceptance the article will be available online.

 

Submission Process

Extended abstracts should be a 500 word version of the Records Management Journal's structured abstract, using the headings described in the author guidelines http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/author_guidelines.htm?id=rmj.

 

Under the design/methodology/approach heading, please include the following as appropriate to the type of paper: 

  • What is the approach to the topic if it is a theoretical or conceptual paper? Briefly outline existing knowledge and the value added by the paper compared to that.
  • What is the main research question and/or aim if it a research paper? What is the research strategy and the main method(s) used?
  • If the paper is a case study outline its scope and nature and the method of deriving conclusions.
  • If the paper is an opinion piece or conceptual paper outline its focus and key highlight points.

 

Please indicate in your abstract submission the intended length of your paper.

 

Please send your extended abstract to: julie.mcleod@northumbria.ac.uk

 

Full papers for accepted abstracts (3000-8000 words excluding references) should be prepared using the RMJ guidelines which can be read here

http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/author_guidelines.htm?id=rmj.

 

Papers will be reviewed following the Journal's standard double-blind peer review process. This means that acceptance of the abstract does not guarantee acceptance of the full paper.

 

Julie McLeod (julie.mcleod@northumbria.ac.uk) is also happy to receive informal enquiries.

 


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Call for Submissions: Joe Ann Clifton Student Award

The SLA Information Technology Divisions' 2019 Student Award, in honor of Joe Ann Clifton, is intended to promote participation in the SLA Annual Conference by an exceptional library science (or field related to the IT Division's mission) student.  The recipient of the award will receive:

  • Student membership in SLA for one (1) year;
  • Reimbursement for expenses to attend the SLA Annual Conference, not to exceed $1,500 and limited to the following:
    • Economy class round-trip airfare to the SLA Annual Conference (June 14-18 in Cleveland, OH)
    • Student registration for the SLA Annual Conference
    • Lodging during the SLA Annual Conference
    • Transportation during the conference (to/from airport and costs associated with getting to SLA Annual Conference events)

The winner will be recognized at IT events during the SLA Annual Conference and also at the Annual Business Meeting of the IT Division. During the virtual business meeting, the winner will present a summary of their paper.  The winning paper will also be published in the b/ITe, the official SLA IT Division newsletter. 



Submission Requirements 

The topic of the paper should pertain to the use of information technology.  A paper which addresses a topic in a practical manner rather than a theoretical manner is preferred. 

Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited Masters' degree program related to SLA IT Division's mission at the time of the award competition. Previous winners are not eligible for the award.  Those receiving travel support from another organization or employer are not eligible. Please include what school you are attending, what program of study you are taking, and when you expect to graduate in your submission. 

Entries may be a paper which the applicant has written or is preparing for a class but has not been published. Only one paper per applicant will be accepted. 

IT Division reserves the right to not award the student award if it is the opinion of the judges that no submission is worthy of the award. 

IT Division will retain non-exclusive first publication rights of the winning paper. 


Paper should be between 4-15 pages in length (content for a 15-20 minute presentation, if selected).  See these past winners as examples: 

 

Submission Deadline

Deadline to be considered for the 2019 IT Division Student Award is Monday, March 25, 2019.  Email your paper to Katrina Perez, IT Division Secretary, at katrina.perez@dbr.com. Please include "SLA IT Student Award 2019" in the subject line.



Submission Format

Please submit the paper as a Microsoft Word or Acrobat PDF file and include the paper's title and your name at the top of the first page.

Please also include your program, school, and expected graduation date in your submission email.

 

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Call for Proposals: ALA Diversity Research Grant

The American Library Association (ALA) Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services seeks proposals for the Diversity Research Grant program. Applications may address any diversity-related topic which addresses critical gaps in the knowledge of diversity, equity and outreach issues within library and information science. 


The Diversity Research Grant consists of a one-time $2,500 award for original research. A jury of ALA members will evaluate proposals and select up to three awards. Grant recipients will be announced ahead of the 2019 ALA Annual Conference. Researchers are invited to present interim findings at the News You Can Use Diversity Research Grant Update held each ALA Midwinter Meeting and are asked to publish findings in a publication of their choosing within one year of completing their project.


Proposals are currently being accepted for one year research projects that will be undertaken July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020. Grants should not be sought for work leading toward the completion of a degree, thesis or dissertation.

A complete proposal must include the following:

  • Cover letter,
  • One-page vita for each of the researchers involved (including ALA membership number, the Principal Investigator should hold ALA membership)
  • Concise abstract of the project
  • Description of the project detailing the justification and needs for the research project, research objectives, expected outcomes and benefits
  • Budget plan and timeline on the provided template.


Proposals are due by midnight Pacific time on April 15, 2019. 


For examples of past projects and a complete list of criteria and proposal instructions, please visit: www.ala.org/research/larks/diversity


Attendees at the ALA Midwinter Meeting can join past and presenter researchers on Sunday, Jan. 27 for a discussion group focused on proposal-writing tips and funding opportunities. The Diversity Research News You Can Use session on Saturday, Jan. 26 will include updates from currently funded research projects.  


For more information or to inquire about possible research topics, please email diversity@ala.org or call (800) 545-2433 ext. 5048.

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Call for Submissions: Association of Bookmobile and Outreach Services (ABOS) Bernard Vavrek Scholarship

One of the slated purposes of the Association of Bookmobile and Outreach Services is "to contribute to the education and training of library staff working in the area of bookmobile and outreach services." To help fulfill this goal, ABOS has created the Bernard Vavrek Scholarship.

It will be awarded annually to a student who is currently enrolled and has completed at least one semester in a Library and/or Information Science graduate degree program, and who is interested in this particular field within the library profession.

Dr. Bernard Vavrek, Professor of Library Science, Chair of the Library Science Department at Clarion University, recently retired after teaching at Clarion from 1971-2008. He co-founded with John Philip the "Great American Bookmobile Conference," running it for many years until ABOS was formed and took over management of the conference.

This scholarship honors Dr. Vavrek's profound commitment to library science and, in particular, bookmobile and outreach services.


II. Amount of the Award

The amount of $1,000 will be awarded annually to a qualified Library and/or Information Science student. A check will be sent directly to the ALA accredited library school where the applicant is currently enrolled to be applied to the next term of study.


III. Eligibility Requirements


The applicant must:

  • Be currently enrolled and have completed at least one semester in a graduate degree program in Library and/or Information Science program at an ALA-accredited library school.
  • Maintain a grade point average of 3.0 or better.
  • Demonstrate an interest in outreach/bookmobile librarianship.


IV. Application Requirements/Checklist

  • Your name
  • Your contact information including mailing address, phone number, and email address
  • The name and contact information of the ALA-accredited library school which you are attending
  • A copy of your most recent transcript showing a grade point average of 3.0 or better
  • A personal narrative showcasing your interest in outreach/bookmobile librarianship
  • Two letters of reference
  • Please send all application materials to the ABOS Awards Chair - awards@abos-outreach.com


V. Key Dates

  • This scholarship is awarded in October of each year.

 

2019 applications for the Bernard Vavrek Scholarship are now open!

  • All submissions are due by July 31, 2019.

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Call for Papers: RAILS 2019

ThemeTowards Critical Information Research, Education and Practice
Location: St Mark's National Theological Centre, 15 Blackall St, Barton, ACT.
Conference Dates: 28-29 October 2019
Submission Deadline: 30 June 2019
Acceptance Notification: 31 July 2019

 

RAILS is the Australasian conference on Research Applications in Information and Library Studies, the main gathering in Australasia for academic and practitioner researchers and educators in information studies and related disciplines, including librarianship, archival science, and social and community informatics. RAILS has been held annually since 2004. The 15th RAILS conference will be hosted by the School of Information Studies of Charles Sturt University and held at CSU's Canberra Campus from 28-29 October 2019. The conference will also incorporate the Australasian Information Educators' Symposium (AIES) 2019.

 

Increasingly it is recognised that the information professions have a vital role to play in combatting social injustice, social exclusion, digital divides, censorship, filtering, and misinformation, and attempts to undermine democracy, freedom of information and the right to know, be remembered and be forgotten. This role requires practitioners to take a critical view of their own practice, and for this view to be underpinned by similarly critical research, scholarship and professional education. Academic and practitioner researchers, educators, and students are encouraged to submit proposals for full papers, panels, customised sessions and posters on the conference theme, "Towards Critical Information Research, Education and Practice". The theme should be broadly interpreted, and we encourage all types of theoretical and evidence-based contributions, including professional case studies which describe, evaluate and discuss the implications for practice of a workplace initiative.

 

Proposals for full papers, panels, customised sessions and posters are invited. All proposals are to be submitted through the EasyChair system by Sunday 30 June 2019. Notifications will be sent by Wednesday 31 July 2019. If you have any questions about the submission process, please contact Philip Hider at phider@csu.edu.au. Proposals with a focus on professional or continuing education and teaching will be allocated to the AIES 2019 component of the conference.

 

Please note that authors of accepted papers, panels, and posters will be invited to write up their RAILS presentations for submission to a special RAILS issue of the Journal of the Australian Library and Information Association, scheduled to be published in 2020. Papers may be submitted as full research papers, research in practice papers or information in practice papers. Instructions for authors are available here: https://tandfonline.com/action/journalInformation?show=aimsScope&journalCode=ualj21. The due date for these submissions is provisionally scheduled as 31 January 2020.

 

Full Papers 
To submit a full paper proposal:

  1. Enter the names and contact information for all contributors (only in the
    online form);
  2. Enter the title of paper;
  3. Add 3 to 5 keywords;
  4. Choose "Full paper" as the submission type;
  5. Upload your extended abstract (i.e. proposal) of up to 500 words
    (excluding references) in PDF format;
  6. As all extended abstracts will be blind peer reviewed, please ensure that
    author names and affiliations do not appear in the uploaded document;
  7. Full papers are not required before the conference.

 

The presentation of accepted full papers will be allocated 20 minutes, with an additional 10 minutes allocated for Q&A after the presentation.

 

Panel Discussions 
To submit a proposal for 3-member panel discussions on an emerging topic related to the theme of the conference:-

  1. Enter the names and contact information for the proposed panel members (only in the online form);
  2. Enter the title of panel;
  3. Add 3 to 5 keywords;
  4. Choose "Panel Discussion or Customised Session" as the submission type;
  5. Upload your extended abstract (i.e. proposal) of up to 750 words (excluding
    references) in PDF format;
  6. As all extended abstracts will be blind peer reviewed, please ensure that the
    names of the proposed panel members do not appear in the uploaded
    document.

 

Accepted panel discussions will be allocated 1 hour in total, including about 12 minutes for each of the three panellists' initial presentations, with an additional 24 minutes allocated for discussion with the floor.

 

Customized Sessions
To submit a proposal for a customised session of either 1 or 1.5 hours in duration:-

  1. Enter the names and contact information for all lead contributors (only in
    the online form);
  2. Enter the title of session;
  3. Add 3 to 5 keywords;
  4. Choose "Panel Discussion or Customised Session" as the submission type;
  5. Upload your extended abstract (i.e. proposal) of up to 1,000 words
    (excluding references) in PDF format. In the abstract, please specify the
    proposed duration (1 or 1.5 hours).;
  6. Proposals will be considered by the full membership of the Program
    Committee.

 

Posters
To submit a poster proposal:

  1. Enter the names and contact information for all contributors;
  2. Enter the title of poster;
  3. Add 3 to 5 keywords;
  4. Choose "Poster" as the submission type;
  5. Upload your extended abstract (i.e. proposal) of up to 250 words
    (excluding references) it in PDF format.

 

Accepted posters should be of about A1 size. At least of their authors should be in attendance at the conference to present and field questions from delegates.

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Call for Proposals: Open Information Science - Information Studies, Race, and Racism

As Safiya Noble asserts in her seminal work Algorithms of Oppression "The cultural practices of our society...are part of the ways in which race-neutral narratives have increased investments in Whiteness" (p. 59). There is a need to disrupt these race-neutral narratives in Information Studies research and there is a growing body of work that does just that by re-orienting Information Studies research to centralize discussions of race and racism.

 

Many researchers also use critical theories to help analyze their findings or are offering counter-narratives highlighting minoritized actors (such as women and people of color). Re-centering Information Studies by contextualizing it within an analysis of how race and racism affects our field changes what we think we know, and our understandings about Information Studies. Only when these alternate narratives are integrated into the fabric of Information Studies research can Information Studies begin interrogating the long held beliefs in our field.



We are intentionally casting a wide net and invite authors from a broad range of professional and academic backgrounds to contribute to this special issue of Open Information Science journal. We are asking for submissions that centralize the theme of Information Studies, race and racism, in order to evolve the field into a more critical theoretical foundation that moves away from colorblind ideology and narratives of neutrality, which only serve to disguise the ubiquity of whiteness.



The scope of this issue might include, but is not limited to,  research on:

  • Anti-racism methods in Information Studies
  • Critical Race Theory and Information Studies
  • Deconstructing 'colorblindness' in Information Studies and/or information institutions
  • Intersectional analysis of Information Studies (race and : gender, sexuality, class, disability and ableism, indigeneity,
  • Classifications, cataloging, and taxonomies
  • Analysis of whiteness and information organizations, information institutions, or applications of whiteness studies to Information Studies
  • How notions of race and racism affect our we conceptualize and teach information literacy
  • Contemporary or historical debates around race and/or racism in information institutions (Libraries, Archives, Museums, special collections, business, education, labor, Silicon Valley, Government, incarceration)
  • Big Data, race and racism
  • Race and racism as it relates to knowledge organization
  • Anti racism or  applications of an analysis of racism of Information Studies in non-Western and/or non U.S. contexts
  • Information, surveillance, and racism



How to Submit:

Authors are kindly invited to register at our paper processing system at: http://www.editorialmanager.com/opis/ and submit their contribution.

Every manuscript should be clearly marked as intended for this special issue. All papers will go through the Open Information Science's high standards, quick, fair and comprehensive peer-review procedure. Instructions for authors are available here. In case of any questions, please contact Guest Editors or Managing Editor (katarzyna.grzegorek@degruyter.com).

As an author of Open Information Science you will benefit from:

  • transparent, comprehensive and fast peer review managed by our esteemed Guest Editor;
  • efficient route to fast-track publication and full advantage of De Gruyter e-technology;
  • no publication fees;
  • free language assistance for authors from non-English speaking regions.


The deadline is June, the 30th, 2019.

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Call for Papers: Centering the Marginal - Toward Inclusivity in the Documentation of Student Struggle

How have student organizers advanced diversity, equity, and inclusion at their colleges and universities?  What are the concerns of student activists in regards to documentation and preservation of their digital lives as a members of communities traditionally silenced or underdocumented in mainstream archives? How can social media records democratize archival spaces? 


Contemporary student activism is undergoing a transformation as the traditional methods of direct action through demonstrations and protests converge with online practices where organizing, communication, solicitation, and interrogation occurs primarily within digital spaces. As the discourse on centering marginalized communities within mainstream archives emerges, archivists and other information professionals are being tasked to document this rise in student activism, especially movements led by students in those communities. The archival profession must document the full scope of student life with the objective of capturing these richly diverse histories because they are pertinent to the evolution of colleges and universities and their role in society. 


Issues surrounding diversity, equity, and inclusion have historically been the most consistent area of student activism at the University of Rhode Island. That history will serve as the backdrop for the June 3, 2019 Project STAND (STudent Activism Now Documented) symposium at URI.


This forum will examine student activism through the lens of difference (including, but not limited to ability, class, gender, race, and sexual orientation) as well as the role of student organizers in advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion at their colleges and universities.  It will provide vital discourse on levels of engagement of student organizers, the impact of place and space first on the development of campus culture and later on student activism, and difference as it pertains to student activism.  The forum will also include an investigation of traditional archival praxis within the realm of social media and a discussion of how to forge a more equitable relationship between the record creator and the repository.


The conveners of the second Project STAND symposium seek presentations related to the ways information professionals can best engage with student activists from vulnerable communities to ethically document their experiences and activities. For information about the first Project STAND symposium, see https://standarchives.com/stand-symposium-auc-woodruff/ 


We invite submissions from students, archivists, faculty, librarians, independent scholars, and community members - to actively participate in the conference.


Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Archival Praxis and activist archives
  • Archivists as activists
  • Community Archives
  • Digital Presence and Permanence
  • Digital Technologies as tools/weapons
  • Institutional Barriers
  • Intersectionalities and student activism
  • Language and Representation 
  • Organizer vs. Activist
  • Outreach
  • Post-custodial archives
  • Privacy, Ethics, Power of Consent
  • The Right to Be Forgotten
  • Silences in the Archives
  • Student activism as labor
  • The Student as Creator, Custodian, and Historian
  • Tokenism
  • University rhetoric vs. campus reality



Proposals Should Include:   
An abstract of 300-500 words, brief biographical statement (75 words), and 3-5 keywords.
Please direct questions to:  Karen Morse at kwmorse@uri.edu



More information is available at https://standarchives.com/



Deadline for Abstracts: April 8, 2019
Notifications of Acceptance will go out: April 22, 2019
Deadline for Submission of Symposium Papers: May 24, 2019
Presentation Date:  June 3, 2019

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Call for Proposals: KidRec 2019

3rd International and Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Children & Recommender and Information Retrieval Systems (KidRec) 

What does good look like? 

June 15, 2019 
Co-located with ACM Interaction Design and Children (IDC) Conference 2019 - Boise, Idaho

 

We cordially invite you to submit papers to the KidRec workshops, which be held on June 15, 2019 in Boise, Idaho

 

Objectives:

Children regularly use search and recommendation systems (for education and leisure purposes), yet they are faced with resources that might not be useful for them. The call for reliable, child-friendly information retrieval systems (IRS) has been made many times and the thesis that algorithms of "adult" IRS are not necessarily suitable or fair for children has been proven. However, there is still no clear view on what makes such IRS (and their outputs) good. The focus of this workshop will be on: how to assess and compare IRS for children.

 

Collectively we will answer: Which strategies from theory and practice can be used to achieve useful evaluations? We will work to build on current evaluation frameworks to construct an effective evaluation framework for IRS. We invite researchers in education, child-development, computer scientists, designers, and more who can: discuss diverse methods and techniques for evaluating children IRS, outline a general evaluation framework, and build a community that can explicitly look at issues with existing evaluation methodologies and plan for future research. The goal of this interactive workshop is to share and discuss research and projects that reach beyond classic IRS evaluation.

 

Important Dates:

Paper submission deadline          April 1, 2019

Notification to authors                 April 22, 2019

Camera-Ready Version                 May 15, 2019

IDC Conference                              June 12-15, 2019

KidRec Workshop                          June 15, 2019

 

Submission:

We invite submissions of short papers (4-6 pages) discussing novel work and position papers or work-in-progress (2-4 pages) focusing on open challenges in design evaluation; interviews; statics analysis, etc. 

All papers will be peer-reviewed, and at the time of submission, must not be under review in any other venue. 

All submitted papers must:


Authors will retain the copyright of their submission, however, proceedings will be publicly posted on the Workshop website (https://kidrec.github.io/

We are also developing a special issue proposal and will be inviting accepted authors to submit extended papers for consideration.

 

KidRec Organizing Committee

Email: kidrec-group@boisestate.edu

Website: https://kidrec.github.io/

 

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Call for Papers: Miriam 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 and Application Instructions

  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 2018.
  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, 2019.
  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 Proposals: ALISE Annual 2019 - Information Ethics Special Interest Group (SIG)

ALISE Annual Conference

September 24-26, 2019

Knoxville, Tennessee

 

Call for Proposals on the Topic: More Data, More Problems: Strategically Addressing Data Ethics Issues in Library and Information Science Education

 

Description

Library and information science schools are revising undergraduate and graduate curricula and individual courses to prepare students for data-centric careers, as well as to participate in a data-driven society. To meet these new challenges programs are developing courses on, among other things, data curation, analytics, visualization, algorithm design, and artificial intelligence. While such changes reflect new workforce and society needs, it remains to be seen whether or not such efforts adequately address the very real and serious ethics issues associated with related data practices (e.g., privacy, bias, fairness and justice). Some questions include:

    • Do programs need to reconsider the role of and learning outcomes related to data and information ethics in the curriculum?
    • What structural, organizational, and political issues emerge when attempting to embed data ethics into curricular designs?
    • How can instructors for whom data ethics is an unfamiliar area successfully address related issues in technical courses?
    • Can library and information science schools collaborate with their computer science peers to develop value-sensitive courses?

The ALISE Information Ethics SIG invites presentation proposals that tightly link data ethics to pedagogy, instructional design, curriculum design, and learning opportunities. The SIG especially encourages proposals that will provide session attendees with 1) actual strategies and/or resources for addressing data ethics in courses outside of information ethics and/or 2) opportunities to develop collaborations regarding data ethics education.

 

How To Submit an Abstract

Please submit a 500-word abstract via email to the SIG convener, Kyle Jones (kmlj@iupui.edu OR kylejones@thecorkboard.org), by March 10th, 2019. The abstract should include:

    1. A title for your presentation
    2. Presenter name(s) and affiliation(s)
    3. A topic narrative
    4. And three knowledge and/or skill outcomes attendees will learn by the end of your talk

 

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Call for Proposals: ALISE Annual 2019 - Information Policy Special Interest Group (SIG)

The ALISE Information Policy Special Interest Group (SIG) seeks proposals for contributions to a panel to be presented at the 2019 ALISE Conference (September 24-26, 2019 in Knoxville, TN).


Presentation topics on learning- or education-related information policy issues are welcome, including (but not limited to) privacy, net neutrality, broadband, digital divides, social media, big data, and technology in online courses. Proposals that support the conference theme "Exploring Learning in a Global Information Context" will be given preference (see https://ali.memberclicks.net/2019-conference for more information).


Proposals should be emailed to SIG co-conveners Nicole Alemanne (ndalemanne@valdosta.edu) and Jenna Kammer (jkammer@ucmo.edu) by March 1, 2019. Include the following in your email:

  • A title for your presentation
  • Names, affiliations, and email addresses of all authors
  • An abstract of 500 words (excluding references)


All panel presenters are required to register for the ALISE 2019 conference.

Please direct questions to the SIG co-conveners.

 

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Call for Abstracts: Journal of Contemporary Issues in Education

The Journal of Contemporary Issues in Education (https://journals.library.ualberta.ca/jcie/index.php/jcie) invites submissions for a Special Issue dedicated to critical library and information studies. This special issue welcomes critical scholarship that interrogates conventional education and explores new possibilities for lessons, learnings, cases and studies in radical librarianship and related pedagogical opportunities.

 

For the purposes of this work, radical librarianship is understood as socially engaged forms of library and information education, research and practice that aim to address deeply rooted structures in society. Submitted works should reflect a comprehensive analysis of sociopolitical and geographical contexts and explore the radical potential that librarianship holds in the related setting and its possibilities for library and information studies.

 

Submissions supportive of developing knowledge and understanding of grassroots initiatives involving Canadian-based and/or international cultural brokers are preferred. Topics may include, but are not limited to:

  • Relationships between librarianship, grassroots organizing (anti-gentrification; migrant justice; prison abolition; anti-police brutality; land defence) and social movements in Canada (Occupy; G20 and World Summit protests; Idle No More)
  • Library activism in geographic contexts outside major English-speaking cities (Quebec; rural, reserve and isolated settings)
  • Critical theory in library, archival, and information practice and education
  • Decolonization of library, archive, and information institutions
  • Perspectives of Indigenous and racialized librarians, archivists, and information workers
  • Considerations of gender identity in the library, archival, and information setting
  • Homelessness and poverty, as they are approached by librarianship
  • Information inequality, information poverty and our incarcerated populations
  • Perspectives on disabilities, accessibility, usability and universal design
  • Diversity, equity, respect and expressive freedom
  • Information literacy
  • Artificial intelligence, education and social responsibility
  • Networked learning, critical pedagogy and philosophy of technology

 

The Journal of Contemporary Issues in Education (JCIE) is a generalist, bi-yearly publication that intends to publish in almost all areas of educational research and scholarship. It is open to both field-based research and theoretical works; it especially welcomes critical scholarship that aims to contest conventional assumptions about educational and social development contexts and relationships.

 

As such, JCIE accepts for review, previously unpublished articles that include but are not limited to global education, foundations of education (including sociological, philosophical, historical and cultural studies in education), citizenship and human rights education, social justice and related issues in education, specialized curriculum studies topics, policy studies in education and politics of education.

 

Please submit your 500 word abstract to Dr. Toni Samek (toni.samek@ualberta.ca), Guest Editor of the Special issue of the Journal of Contemporary Issues in Education (JCIE) by June 1, 2019. Accepted authors will be expected to submit manuscripts by December 1, 2019.

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Call for Proposals: 2019 COF Leadership Conference

Proposals are currently being accepted for the COF's 2nd Leadership Conference hosted by MCPHS University on Sunday, March 24, 2019 

 

This is a unique opportunity for the consortium to come together as a community of staff, faculty, and students to promote awareness and increase student development and leadership skills that will contribute to their successes in their personal and professional lives.  We are anticipating about 200 participants ranging from student leaders to the general COF community. Panelists and presenters will share best practices, informational resources, views, and perspectives.  

    

Proposal Requirements 

Please submit proposals electronically using the following COF Leadership Conference 2019 Topic Proposal Form by Thursday, March 7, 2019. 

https://mcphsreslife.wufoo.com/forms/s15xgyoc0fmjdfj/

 

Breakout sessions will be held three times throughout the day, each session will last for about 45-60 minutes. Below are the learning outcomes for the conference.

  • Students will be able to discover and learn about their natural talents through sessions
  • Students will understand the importance of personal ownership
  • Students will understand and apply the meaning of mentorship both inside and outside the classroom
  • Students will develop a skill set aimed at fostering cultural humility, inclusive excellence, and inter/interpersonal awareness.
  • Students will be able to express ideas, identify and exhibit behaviors, and actualize practices that promote inclusion and equity.

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Call for Submissions: ATLA Diversity Scholarship

ATLA is a religiously inclusive professional organization that looks to foster the study of theology and religion by enhancing the development of theological and religious studies libraries and librarianship. Find more information about ATLA here: https://www.atla.com/about/who/Pages/default.aspx

ATLA is excited to support diversity in librarianship with the following scholarship:

The ATLA Diversity Scholarship

We are looking for applicants with an open willingness to explore the possibility of a vocation in information science and religious studies and/or theology. 

ATLA will provide one scholarship for $4,000 to a student from an underrepresented population enrolled in an ALA-accredited master's program in library and information science (check issued to the school). The scholarship also includes the option of a travel grant to attend and participate in the following ATLA Annual Conference. The awardee can choose to participate in the ATLA Annual Conference by presenting or creating a poster on a particular topic with the support of the members of the sponsoring ATLA Committee for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

Award

  • $4,000
  • (optional) $750 travel grant to attend the following ATLA Annual Conference

Eligibility

  • Applicant must be from an underrepresented population (religious, racial, ethnic, gender identity, sexual orientation, etc.).
  • Applicant must enroll and complete at least 6 credit hours in an ALA-accredited master's program in library and information science in North America in the 12 months following notification. 
  • Applicant may attend the following ATLA Annual Conference and participate with the support of the ATLA Committee for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in a presentation or poster session.
  •  Applicant must be an ATLA individual or student member at the time of acceptance


Applications and instructions can be found here: https://www.atla.com/Members/development/awards/Pages/Diversity-Scholarships.aspx

Applications are available on an ongoing basis, but applications must be received by June 1 of each year. The awardee will be notified on August 1.

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Call for Proposals: New England Library Instruction Group (NELIG) Annual 2019

The New England Library Instruction Group (NELIG), an interest group of ACRL New England, requests breakout session proposals for its Annual Program titled "Designing Student-Centered Learning Experiences " to be held at New England Institute of Technology, in East Greenwich, RI, on Friday, June 21, 2019. This year's program will explore the use of student-centered teaching in information literacy instruction.


As traditional ideas about pedagogy and library involvement in student learning grow in complexity, librarians are exploring new instructional approaches. Student-centered learning is a guiding principle that calls for a shift in the focus of instruction from the teacher to the needs and knowledge of students. This approach requires librarians to be intentional about centering classroom activities on student learning.


We seek proposals that provide examples of student-centered approaches that may include, but are not limited to, inquiry based learning, critical library pedagogy, exercising empathy and care, collaborative construction of meaning, instruction design, and librarian as facilitator of student success.


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 22, 2019 and should be submitted via this form. Applicants will be notified of their acceptance status by Friday, April 12, 2019 after a blind review by the planning committee.


Email your questions and concerns to acrlnelig@gmail.com

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Call for Submissions: Libri - Best Student Research Paper of 2019

Since 1950, through 67 volumes, Libri: International Journal of Libraries and Information Studies has been a leader among scholarly journals in the international library and information science world. As part of its strategy to remain one of the premier library and information science journals, Libri is issuing a call for "Best Student Research Paper of 2019." This competition supports Libri's goal of publishing the best articles from the next generation of library and information science professionals. We are proud once again to recognize the very best article with this special award.

 

Students who are currently enrolled for a Masters or PhD or who have completed their Masters or PhD during the 24 months preceding the closing date of the competition[1] are invited to submit articles with clarity and authority. There is no stated theme. Research papers should address one of the significant issues facing today's librarians and information professionals. Case studies, best practices, and pure research papers are all welcome.

 

  • Length: Approx. 5,000 - 7,000 words (excluding the abstract and list of references)
  • Language: English
  • Deadline: June 30, 2019

 

The best paper will be selected by an independent panel consisting of selected members of the Editorial Board, the Advisory Board and other international experts. Submissions will be judged on the basis of

 

  • Originality of thought and observation
  • Depth of research and scholarship
  • Topicality of problems addressed
  • The international readership of the journal
  • The quality of the composition

 

The article will be published in the 2019:4 issue. The author of the winning article will be honoured with an award of 500.00 € and with a complimentary subscription to Libri for 2020. 

 

If the quality of competition warrants, some papers may be designated as honourable mention and the authors will receive complementary subscriptions to Libri for 2020.  All winners will receive access to e-prints of their winning submission. 

 

Manuscripts should be submitted to http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/libriWhen submitting a paper for the Best Student Research Paper Award, please choose "Best Student Research Paper Award" at the drop-down menu "Manuscript Type." Author instructions and further indications of the scope of papers suitable for publication in Libri are available at the Libri site at http://www.degruyter.com/view/supplement/s18658423_Instructions_for_Authors_en.pdf.

 

All submissions should include a cover sheet confirming:

  • the name of the institution where the student is or was enrolled
  • the degree for which the student is or was enrolled
  • the dates when the student is or was enrolled
  • the degree/course/module for which the paper was prepared
  • the date when the paper was written

 


[1] Exception: Senior information scholars returning to school for additional degrees outside the field of library and information science are not eligible for this award.

 

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Call for Papers: Information and Learning Sciences Special Issue: Learning in Low-Tech, Information-Rich Environments

This special issue aims to explore this phenomenon of learning in low-tech, information-rich environments. To do this, the co-editors of the special issue are seeking high-quality, innovative articles that address conceptual, empirical, and theoretical issues around learning in low-tech, information-rich environments. Preference will be given to papers with a design and/or innovation component that leads to learning. Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

  • The current landscape of learning in low-tech information environments
  • Implementation of high-tech information and technological strategies in low-tech environments
  • Pedagogical approaches, models, and theories for effective learning in low-tech environments
  • Learning in formal and informal low-tech settings
  • Strategies and challenges for learning in low-tech information environments
  • Evaluation and assessment of learning in low-tech environments
  • Research methods, ethics, and implementation of learning in low-tech environments
  • Innovations in learning in low-tech information environments
  • The future of learning in low-tech environments
  • The purposeful design of low-tech information environments to support mindfulness and contemplation.

 

Co-Editors of the Special Issue: 

Kathleen Campana, Kent State University, U.S. 

kcampana2@kent.edu
  
  
John Marino, University of North Texas, U.S. 

John.Marino@unt.edu
 

Naresh Agarwal, Simmons University, U.S. 

agarwal@simmons.edu  


Submission Guidelines:

Submissions should comply with the journal author guidelines and should be made through ScholarOne Manuscripts, the online submission and peer review system. Registration and access to ScholarOne Manuscripts are available at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/ils 


Deadlines: 

Initial submission due: May 15th 

First round decisions made: June 30th 

Revised manuscripts due: August 1st 

Final decisions confirmed (revised manuscripts approved): August 15th 

Anticipated publication date: Nov/Dec 2019

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Call for Proposals: ALISE Youth Services Special Interest Group (SIG)

The ALISE Youth Services Special Interest Group (SIG) seeks proposals for original contributions on youth, learning, and information in a global context, including reports of research, theory, pedagogy, or best practices. Selected proposals will be presented at the 2019 ALISE conference being held in Knoxville, TN in September 24-26, 2019. Proposals should address the 2019 conference theme, Exploring Learning in a Global Information Context: https://www.alise.org/alise-2019-conference

The panel may include 3-6 presentations. The session will begin with presentations of each paper (10-20 minutes each depending on the number of selected proposals), followed by an open discussion and Q&A.

The proposals must include:

●  Title of presentation
●  Author information: full name, institutional/organizational affiliation, and email
●  A proposal abstract (approximately 500 words)
The title, author information, and a reference list are not included in the word count.

Please email your proposals to both SIG co-chairs: Dr. Abigail L. Phillips ( abileigh@uwm.edu) and Dr. Kyungwon Koh (kkoh@illinois.edu) by  11:59 pm CST, Feb. 28, 2019.

Acceptance will be notified by March 15, 2019. Presenters are required to register for the ALISE 2019 conference.

Feel free to contact the SIG co-chairs if you have any questions or comments.

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Call for Applications: The James M. Matarazzo Student Stipend Award

SLA New England is pleased to announce the James M. Matarazzo Student Stipend Award in the amount of $1,250, available to a current MLIS student in the New England area to attend the 2019 SLA Conference, held in Cleveland, OH. 

 

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. 

 

 

James M. Matarazzo 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 2018; 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 

 

Essay 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 inclusion of all required information. Spelling, grammar, and completion of all required information will count in judging. 

 

Deadline for Application Submission 

Friday, March 29, 2019. 

 

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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