An alternative access method for the same information available from the CNI-ANNOUNCE listserv.
Our colleagues at the Copley Library, University of San Diego, are offering a timely symposium, and the CNI constituency is invited to submit proposals for a conference session. Details are below.
–Joan Lippincott, CNI
Call for Proposals: Digital Initiatives Symposium
When: April 9, 2014
Where: University of San Diego
Proposals are now being accepted for the first annual Digital Initiatives Symposium, a day-long event focused on digital elements of library ecosystems and featuring a bepress Digital Commons user group meeting, hosted by Copley Library at the University of San Diego.
The symposium’s inaugural year will focus on digital initiatives and institutional repositories. With the growing popularity of institutional repositories, libraries are looking for new and increasingly diverse ways to integrate them more fully into library and university systems: as platforms for library publishing, as components of research data management plans, and as part of long-term preservation solutions.
We are accepting proposals for 45-minute concurrent sessions and 1½-hour panel discussions. We welcome proposals on innovative uses and sites for repositories throughout the library and the university, and on practical, theoretical, organizational or administrative topics related to institutional repositories. We are particularly interested in sessions that consider
· Innovative, “non-traditional,” or expanded repository services
· Integrating repositories into other library initiatives, digital or otherwise
· Integrating repositories into university initiatives outside the library (e.g., managing ETD workflows through repositories)
· Liaison librarians, disciplines, and institutional repositories
· Repositories as tools for research and pedagogy
· Repositories in public, special, or other non-academic libraries
· Institutional repositories and the scholarly communication lifecycle
· Digital initiatives and copyright
Submission Guidelines and Selection Criteria
Panel discussions: 90 minutes
Concurrent sessions (case studies, white papers, demonstrations, or panels): 45 minutes
Please plan to leave 10-15 minutes for questions.
Submissions must include:
· Session title
· Presenters’ names, titles, and affiliations
· A brief abstract, no more than 300 words (If accepted, the abstract will be used as part of the program and published along with conference proceedings.)
· A longer description of the session, approximately 500 words
· A brief statement on learning outcomes for the session
· Technology or other requirements
Submissions will be evaluated based on the relevance of the topic and potential to advance thinking about digital initiatives and institutional repositories. Acceptance is competitive. Registration will be waived for accepted presenters.
More about the Program
· The day will feature two panel discussions and a number of concurrent sessions to explore these and other questions about institutional repositories. We welcome participants from all sizes and types of institutions and at all stages of IR development, from those running robust programs to those just exploring the idea of repositories.
· The symposium will feature two keynote addresses:
Lorraine Haricombe, Dean of the University of Kansas Libraries
Lee Van Orsdel, Dean of University Libraries at Grand Valley State University
· The day will end with a bepress Digital Commons user group session. This session will be led by bepress and is intended for people already working with Digital Commons and those interested in learning more.
Submit proposals and questions to Kelly Riddle, Digital Initiatives Librarian at the University of San Diego, at kriddle or 619-260-6850.
January 27, 2014: Proposal submission deadline
February 15, 2014: Notification of acceptance
February 20, 2014: Selected presenters must confirm presentations
March 15, 2014: Registration deadline
I’m forwarding information on two workshops that may be of interest to cni-announce subscribers.Joan Lippincott, CNI
The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) Statistics and Assessment program and the Digital Library Federation (DLF), a program of the Council on Library and Information Resources, are pleased to offer two three-day in-depth workshops focused on using XML and XSLT in the library environment: “An Introduction to XML and XML Applications” and “Transforming Library Metadata with XSLT.”
An Introduction to XML and XML Applications
February 26–28, 2014, in Washington, DC
Transforming Library Metadata with XSLT
May 14–16, 2014, in Washington, DC
Additional information on the content and registration details are available at:
Association of Research Libraries
New videos of presentations from CNI’s fall 2013 meeting are now available:
Trends in Digital Scholarship Centers, Joan Lippincott (CNI), Harriette Hemmasi (Brown U.), Vivian Lewis (McMaster U.)
Many higher education institutions are considering how to better support e-research in a wide variety of disciplines on their campus. One response is the development of physical spaces, often called “digital scholarship centers,” that provide high-end technologies and support services primarily to faculty, graduate students, and seniors working on capstone projects. This presentation provides an overview of digital scholarship center trends.
Capturing the Ephemeral: Collecting Social Media and Supporting Twitter Research with Social Feed Manager, Daniel Chudnov, Bergis Jules, Daniel Kerchner and Laura Wrubel (George Washington University)
In 2012 George Washington University Libraries started collecting social media data from Twitter. The process began in direct response to researcher needs: social sciences professors were analyzing how major media organizations use Twitter and how congressional representatives interact with their constituencies, collecting tweets through painstaking manual processes that did not scale and slowed down research progress dramatically. To simplify their process, staff developed Social Feed Manager, a free and open source Web application that collects data from multiple Twitter accounts using the free Twitter API. This presentation includes lessons learned so far about building social media collections and establishing a program in support of researchers and special collections/university archives.
Look for more announcements soon on videos of other sessions from the fall 2013 CNI meeting. To see all videos available from CNI, visit CNI’s video channels on YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/cnivideo) and Vimeo (http://vimeo.com/channels/cni).
Interviews with selected attendees and speakers from CNI’s fall 2013 membership meeting, produced by EDUCAUSE, are now available from the meeting website at https://www.cni.org/mm/fall-2013/
The collection includes the following conversations:
* Data Federation of University Research, Deborah Ludwig (U. Kansas)
* The Community Sourced Development of Fedora 4, Tom Cramer (Stanford U.)
* Brown University Libraries Supporting Digital Scholarship, Harriette Hemmasi (Brown U.)
GET READY to Submit Your OR2014 Proposal
A message from the Open Repositories 2014 Conference organizers
As the year turns it’s time to look forward to the Ninth International Conference on Open Repositories, OR2014 (#or2014). The conference will take place June 9-13 in Helsinki, Finland hosted by University of Helsinki‘s twin libraries: Helsinki University Library and the National Library of Finland.
The theme this year is “Towards Repository Ecosystems” emphasizing the interconnected nature of repositories, institutions, technologies, data and the people who make it all work together. There are several different formats (see below) provided to encourage your participation in this year’s conference. With the deadline for submissions fast approaching the organizers invite you to review the call for proposals here:http://or2014.helsinki.fi/?page_id=281, and to submit your proposal here:https://www.conftool.com/or2014/ by Feb. 3, 2014.
• 3 February 2014: Deadline for submissions
• 4 April 2014: Submitters notified of acceptance to general conference
• 17 April 2014: Submitters notified of acceptance to interest groups
• 9-13 June 2014: OR2014 conference
Conference Papers and Panels
We welcome proposals that are at least two pages and no more than four pages in length for presentations or panels that deal with digital repositories and repository services. Abstracts of accepted papers will be made available through the conference’s web site, and later they and associated materials will be made available in a repository intended for current and future OR content. In general, sessions are an hour and a half long with three papers per session; panels may take an entire session. Relevant papers unsuccessful in the main track will automatically be considered for inclusion, as appropriate, as an Interest Group presentation.
Interest Group Presentations
One to two-page proposals for presentations or panels that focus on use of one of the major repository platforms (DSpace, ePrints, Fedora and Invenio) are invited from developers, researchers, repository managers, administrators and practitioners describing novel experiences or developments in the construction and use of repositories involving issues specific to these technical platforms.
24×7 Presentation Proposals
We welcome one- to two-page proposals for 7 minute presentations comprising no more than 24 slides. Similar to Pecha Kuchas or Lightning Talks, these 24×7 presentations will be grouped into blocks based on conference themes, with each block followed by a moderated discussion / question and answer session involving the audience and whole block of presenters. This format will provide conference goers with a fast-paced survey of like work across many institutions, and presenters the chance to disseminate their work in more depth and context than a traditional poster.
“Repository Rants” 24×7 Block
One block of 24×7’s at OR14 will revolve around “repository rants”: brief exposés that challenge the conventional wisdom or practice, and highlight what the repository community is doing that is misguided, or perhaps just missing altogether. The top proposals will be incorporated into a track meant to provoke unconventional approaches to repository services.
Posters, Demos and Developer “How-To’s”
We invite developers, researchers, repository managers, administrators and practitioners to submit one-page proposals for posters, demonstrations, technical how-tos and technology briefings. Posters provide an opportunity to present work that isn’t appropriate for a paper; you’ll have the chance to do a 60-second pitch for your poster or demo during a plenary session at the conference. Developer “How-To’s” will provide a forum for running a mini-tutorial or demonstration in the developer lounge, if there are enough interested parties.
Each year a significant proportion of the delegates at Open Repositories are software developers who work on repository software or related services, and once again OR2014 will feature a Developer Challenge. An announcement will be made in the future with more details on the Challenge. Developers are also encouraged to make submissions to the other tracks–including posters, demonstrations, and 24×7 presentations–to present on recently completed work and works-in-progress.
Workshops and Tutorials
One- to two-page proposals for Workshops and Tutorials addressing theoretical or practical issues around digital repositories are welcomed. Please address the following in your proposal:
• The subject of the event and what knowledge you intend to convey
• Length of session (e.g., 1-hour, 2-hour? half a day? whole day?)
• How many attendees you plan to accommodate
• Technology and facility requirements
• Any other supplies or support required
• A brief statement on the learning outcomes from the session
• Anything else you believe is pertinent to carrying out the session
Submit your paper, poster, demo or workshop proposal through the conference system. PDF format is preferred. Please include presentation title, authors’ names and affiliations in the submission. The conference system is now open and is linked from the conference web site: http://or2014.helsinki.fi/
See you in Helsinki!
I want to share this announcement of the call for proposals for the international ETD conference, the premier venue for learning about the latest developments in electronic theses and dissertations.
Joan Lippincott, CNI
*With apologies for cross-posting*
Electronic Theses & Dissertations (ETD) 2014: 23 to 25 July 2014, Leicester, UK.
Deadline for proposals for papers and posters is 31 January
ETD2014 – the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations’ (NDLTD) 17th annual symposium – takes place at the University of Leicester, UK from 23 to 25 July 2014.
Now that the New Year has arrived we would like to remind you that the deadline for proposals is Friday, 31 January 2014.
Put 23 to 25 July 2014 in your diary and submit a proposal to present a paper or contribute a poster to share your knowledge with the ETD community!
With the overall symposium theme of ‘ETDs for Life’, we want to explore what difference the huge growth in open access to electronic theses and dissertations is making for authors, other researchers and for social and economic development
We are seeking proposals which address one of the following themes:
● ETDs for authors: topics such as authors’ perceptions of advantages/disadvantages of open access to ETDs and whether this access has influenced development of their career or other aspects of their lives.
● ETDs for society and the economy: topics such as the value of open access to ETDs to business, education (including beyond academia), cultural life and economic development.
● ETDs for scholarship: topics such as the visibility and accessibility of ETDs to the information seeker and the development of ‘enhanced’ ETDs which include access to related research data.
● ETDs and the information professional: topics such as the skills, resources and services required to further improve access to ETDs.
For information on how to submit your proposal, please visit http://www.le.ac.uk/etd2014/call
Ben Wynne, Deputy Librarian & Head of Academic Liaison
David Wilson Library, University of Leicester
CNI is pleased to be a co-sponsor of the upcoming webinar on common spaces, featuring speakers from a wide range of professions. The Learning Spaces Collaboratory (LSC) provides high quality webinars on topics of interest to the CNI constituency. Registration (for a fee) is available via the link below.
Joan Lippincott, CNI
Join us for the January 21st LSC Webinar to explore the role of “common spaces” within the physical ecosystem of a campus, with particular attention to spaces that foster creativity of an individual learner and groups of learners, and at the institutional level.
Contribute to discussions about how to cultivate:
· a deep appreciation of the fabric of a campus intentionally crafted to serve the institutional vision of what students are to become
· a sense of libraries/information commons as ecosystems within themselves and as critical nodes in a larger set of carefully designed interstitial spaces on a campus
· a commitment to spaces that move beyond “common” to become maker spaces (how might we? spaces), creativity studios, discovery centers, living rooms, and more
· an awareness among students, faculty, and other users about their roles and opportunities in inhabiting, navigating, and influencing such an ecosystem.
Share best practices and lessons learned (with photos) from your experience in planning and assessing common spaces.
Webinar facilitators include:
· Meredith Bostwick-Lorenzo Eiroa, Associate Director – Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
· Kent Duffy, Principal – SRG Partnership, Inc.
· Jeanne L. Narum, Principal – Learning Spaces Collaboratory
· Keith Sawyer, Morgan Distinguished Professor in Educational Innovations – University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
· Susan Whitmer, Research Lead, Education – Herman Miller
· Joe M. Williams, Director of Public Services, University Library – University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
· Cathy M. Wolfe, Director of Campus Planning – George Mason University
The University of California, Davis, is hosting a conference on the future of scholarly publication on February 13-14, 2014 featuring a very fine agenda of speakers. Full information can be found here:
A reminder that the 9th IDCC conference is fast approaching; an almost final program is available on at the conference web site, and registration is still open. CNI is a long-time co-sponsor of the Digital Curation Conference, and this looks to be a particularly good one, with some great speakers. I hope to see many members of the CNI community there.
“Commodity, catalyst or change-agent? Data-driven
transformations in research, education, business & society”
24-27 February 2014
Omni San Francisco Hotel, California Street, San Francisco, USA
Register now for IDCC14
Only 6 weeks to go until the 9th International Digital Curation Conference.
The workshop programme includes 8 workshops, all of which have a fixed
number of places available, so to make sure you can attend the workshops
of your choice please book as soon as possible.
Conference registration is still open and the fee remains at the
current rate, but will increase later this month. Registration
will close on 14 February or sooner according to the number of places
still available, book now to avoid disappointment.
I’m pleased to share this message about the upcoming Library Publishing Forum.
CNI is a Strategic Affiliate of the Library Publishing Coalition.
–Joan Lippincott, CNI
Conference Announcement and Call for Posters: Library Publishing Forum
Date: March 5-6, 2014
Location: Kansas City, MO
Conference Website: www.librarypublishing.org/events/annual-forum
We are pleased to announce the inaugural Library Publishing Forum. This event (immediately following the SPARC OA meeting) will bring together representatives from libraries engaged in (or considering) publishing initiatives to define and address major questions and challenges; to identify and document collaborative opportunities; to strengthen and promote this community of practice; and to advance this vibrant subfield of academic publishing.
Keynotes, panel discussions, and interactive breakout sessions, and a peer-reviewed poster session will focus on aligning library publishing activities in the areas of Policies, Infrastructure, and Organizations.
We encourage library publishers (and friends of library publishing) of all sizes and statures to attend, including both administrators and technical staff charged with this important scholarly communications function. TheLibrary Publishing Forum will include representatives from a broad, international spectrum of academic library backgrounds, as well as groups that collaborate with libraries to publish scholarly works. You do not need to be a member of the LPC to attend this event.
The Program Subcommittee is also requesting proposals for posters that showcase how libraries, presses, and other participants in the scholarly communications sector are aligning their publishing activities with the goals, needs, and practices of their stakeholders and peers. Submission Deadline: January 24, 2013.
A dedicated poster session and reception will be held from 6 – 8pm on Wednesday, March 5, 2014, providing participants with a chance to share their work and engage with their colleagues.
The event will be keynoted by:
Peter Berkery, Association of American University Presses
John Unsworth, Brandeis University
A new article by CNI’s Joan Lippincott and Kim Duckett of North Carolina State University Libraries appears in the latest issue of the Association of Research Libraries’ Research Library Issues (RLI) no. 284. “Library Space Assessment: Focusing on Learning” is available online at http://publications.arl.org/rli284/12