CFP: 24th International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries

Call for Papers

Download the CfP flyer (pdf)

Digital libraries and repositories store, manage, represent and disseminate rich and heterogeneous data that are often of enormous cultural, scientific, educational, artistic, and social value. Serving as digital ecosystems for empowering researchers and practitioners they provide unparalleled opportunities for novel knowledge extraction and discovery. New applications rise novel challenges that can only be addressed in an interdisciplinary community of researchers and practioners from various disciplines such as Digital Humanities, Information Sciences and others. TPDL 2020 attempts to facilitate establishing connections and convergences between these communities that could benefit from (and contribute to) the ecosystems offered by digital libraries and repositories. To become especially useful to the diverse research and practitioner communities, digital libraries need to consider special needs and requirements for effective data utilization, management and exploitation.

Following the previous TPDL editions, TPDL 2020 invites submissions for scientific and research work in the following categories: Full Papers, Short Papers, Posters and Demonstrations, Workshops and Tutorials, Panels and Doctoral Consortium submissions.

Topics

Contributions, either theoretical or applied, are welcome in all fields related to Digital Libraries. Below is given a (non-exhaustive) list of potential topics:

  • Information Retrieval and Access
  • Knowledge Discovery in Digital Libraries
  • Document (Text) Analysis
  • Services for Digital Arts and Humanities
  • GLAM Data for Digital Arts and Humanities
  • Research Data Management
  • Data Repositories and Archives
  • Web Archives
  • Semantic Web Technologies and Linked Data for DLs
  • Standards and Interoperability
  • Digital Preservation and Curation
  • Data and Information Lifecycle (creation, store, share and reuse)
  • Linked Data
  • Open Data and Knowledge
  • Scholarly Communication
  • Citation Analysis and Scientometrics
  • Cultural Heritage Access and Analysis
  • Digital History
  • Data and Metadata Quality
  • Digital Service Infrastructures
  • Research Infrastructures
  • User Participation
  • User Interface and Experience
  • Information interaction and seeking behavior in digital libraries
  • User studies for digital library development
  • Sustainability of digital libraries
  • Legal Issues
  • Emerging New Challenges and Opportunities
  • Applications of Digital Libraries
  • Collection Development and Discovery

Submissions

Proposals are welcome in the following categories:

  • Full papers presenting original work (14 pages incl. references, LNCS format)
  • Short papers presenting original work (8 pages  incl. references, LNCS format)
  • Posters and Demos (4 pages incl. references, LNCS format)
  • Panels (1 page, short informal description)
  • Tutorials and Hands-on sessions (1 page, short informal description)
  • Doctoral Consortium papers – check the dedicated DC page
  • Workshops – check the dedicated Workshops page

The proceedings will be published by Springer-Verlag in Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS, ISSN 0302-9743) series.

Paper, poster and demo submissions have to be in English and submitted as a PDF file following the author instructions via the conference’s submission page:
https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=tpdl2020
Submissions must not be published or under consideration for publication in a journal or in a conference with proceedings.
Submissions will be evaluated based on originality, significance, technical soundness and clarity.
Inclusion of papers in the program proceedings is conditional upon registration of at least one author per paper.
Full and short papers have an allocated time in the conference program, posters and demos have a slot in a one-minute madness session plus a presentation during a dedicated Posters and Demos session.

Awards. A Best Paper award will be designated by the Program Committee, and the Best Poster will be elected by the conference participants.

selection of the best papers will be invited for publication in International Journal of Digital Libraries (IJDL, Springer, ISSN 1432-5012). Authors considered for the special issue will be required to submit extended versions (at least 30% new material) of their papers that expand upon the description of their work by providing depth and detail on their technical approaches and results. Please note that it is expected that the page length of a regular paper be between 10-30 pages. These submissions would then go through the IJDL review process before acceptance.

Important Dates

  • Papers submission: March 15, 2020
  • Posters and Demos submission: March 29, 2020
  • Tutorial or Hands-on proposals submission: April, 15, 2020
  • Notification of decisions: May 5, 2020
  • Camera-ready submission: June 5, 2020
  • Conference in Lyon, France: August 25-28, 2020

 

Author instructions

All paper, poster and demo submissions have to be in English and submitted as a PDF file. Authors should consult Springer’s authors’ guidelines and use their proceedings templates, either for LaTeX or Word, for the preparation of their papers. Springer encourages authors to include their ORCIDs in their papers.

In addition, the corresponding author of each paper, acting on behalf of all of the authors of that paper, must complete and sign a Consent-to-Publish form. The corresponding author signing the copyright form should match the corresponding author marked on the paper. Once the files have been sent to Springer, changes relating to the authorship of the papers cannot be made. Note that the paper size limit must be respected. Camera-ready papers that do not comply to the page limit when formatted using the LNCS style may be rejected.

Call for papers: IFLA Journal Special Issue on Indigenous Librarianship

IFLA Journal and IFLA’s Indigenous Matters Section are pleased to announce a call for papers for a special issue focused on theory and practice in Indigenous librarianship.  With the potential to transform lives and societies, the importance of Indigenous librarianship, Indigenous ways of research and education, and Indigenous languages. Our understandings of Indigenous librarianship come from across the globe and ranges widely in focus from practice-based work to highly theoretical research; from everyday community life to education and workplace settings; and for children through to the Elders.

Guest Editors:

Rebecca Bateman
Indigenous Curator
National Library of Australia
Canberra, ACT, Australia
Corresponding Member, IFLA Indigenous Matters Section

Camille Callison
Indigenous Strategies Librarian
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Chair, IFLA Indigenous Matters Section

Martha Attridge–Bufton
Interdisciplinary Studies Librarian
Carleton University
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Standing Committee Member, IFLA Indigenous Matters Section

Stephen Stratton (co-lead)
Head of Collections and Technical Services
California State University Channel Islands
Camarillo, California, USA
Secretary, IFLA Indigenous Matters Section

Rashidah Bolhassan (co-lead)
Chief Executive Officer
Sarawak State Library
Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
Corresponding Member, IFLA Indigenous Matters Section

Raj Kumar Bhardwaj
Librarian
St. Stephen’s College, University of Delhi
New Delhi, NCT, India
Standing Committee Member, IFLA Indigenous Matters Section

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Indigenous research paradigms
  • Cultural safety in libraries
  • What is an Indigenized library?
  • How to work respectfully with Indigenous Peoples, Elders, and communities
  • Working with relational knowledge
  • What does it mean to be an Indigenous/Adivasi librarian/ally to Indigenous/Adivasi librarians?
  • Working with cultural materials/protocols

Submission Deadline:

Articles for the special issue should be submitted to IFLA Journal for peer review before 30 June 2020.

How to Submit a Manuscript

IFLA Journal is hosted on ScholarOne™ Manuscripts, a web based online submission and peer review system SAGE Track. Please read the Manuscript Submission guidelines, and then simply visit the IFLA Journal Manuscript submission webpage to login and submit your article online.

IMPORTANT: Please check whether you already have an account in the system before trying to create a new one. If you have reviewed or authored for the journal in the past year it is possible that you will have had an account created.

All papers must be submitted via the online system. If you would like to discuss your paper prior to submission, contact Steven Witt, Editor of IFLA Journal; or guest editor Stephen Stratton.

For instructions on formatting your manuscript please consult the submission guidelines.

About IFLA Journal

IFLA Journal is an international journal publishing peer reviewed articles on library and information services and the social, political and economic issues that impact access to information through libraries. The Journal publishes research, case studies and essays that reflect the broad spectrum of the profession internationally. All articles are subject to peer review. Articles are published in English. Abstracts will be translated by IFLA (the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions) into the other working languages of IFLA—Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Russian or Spanish—for publication.

IFLA Journal is published by Sage Publications and is the official journal of IFLA, and has an international readership consisting of academic institutions, professional organizations, and IFLA members who all receive a free subscription to the journal.

Each issue of IFLA Journal is made available Open Access upon publication on IFLA’s website.  Authors are also encouraged to make the accepted version of their manuscripts available in their personal or institutional repositories.

IFLA Journal is indexed by the following databases:

  • Abi/inform
  • Academic Search Premier
  • Business Source Corporate
  • Compendex
  • Current Awareness Abstracts
  • IBZ: International Bibliography of Periodical Literature
  • IBZ: International Bibliography of Periodical Literature in the Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Information Science and Technology Abstracts
  • Inspec
  • Library Information Science Abstracts
  • Library Literature & Information Science
  • SciVal
  • Scopus
  • Sociological Abstracts
  • Web of Science

CFP: Libraries: Culture, History, and Society

CFP: Libraries: Culture, History, and Society

Libraries: Culture, History, and Society (LCHS) is now accepting submissions for volume 4, number 2, to be published Fall 2020, and for subsequent issues to be published semiannually. A peer-reviewed publication of the Library History Round Table of the American Library Association and the Penn State University Press, LCHS is available in print and online via JSTOR and Project Muse.

The only journal in the United States devoted to library history, LCHS positions library history as its own field of scholarship, while bringing together scholars from many disciplines to examine the history of libraries as institutions, collections, and services, as well as the experiences of library employees and users. There are no limits of time period or geography, and libraries of every type are included (private, public, corporate, academic libraries, and special collections). In addition to Library Science, the journal welcomes contributors from History, English, Literary Studies, Sociology, Gender/Women’s Studies, Race/Ethnic Studies, Political Science, Architecture, and other disciplines.

Submissions for volume 4, issue 2, are due February 28th, 2020, and the deadline for volume 5, issue 1 will be in late August. Manuscripts must be submitted electronically through LCHS’s Editorial Manager system athttps://www.editorialmanager.com/LCHS . They must also conform to the instructions for authors at https://www.editorialmanager.com/LCHS/account/LCHS%20Author%20Submission%20Guidelines.pdf. New scholars, and authors whose work is in the “idea” stage, are welcomed to contact the editors if they would like guidance prior to submission.

For further questions, please contact the editors:
Bernadette Lear, BAL19@psu.edu
Eric Novotny, ECN1@psu.edu

Contact Info:

Bernadette A. Lear, co-editor, Libraries: Culture, History, and Society

BAL19@psu.edu

(717) 948-6360

Penn State Harrisburg Library

351 Olmsted Dr.

Middletown, PA  17057

Contact Email:
URL:http://www.psupress.org/Journals/jnls_LCHS.html

Call for Chapters: Learning in Action: Designing Successful Graduate Student Work Experiences in Academic Libraries

Call for Book Chapter Proposals

Working titleLearning in Action: Designing Successful Graduate Student Work Experiences in Academic Libraries

Proposal submission deadline: January 27th, 2020

Editors: Arianne Hartsell-Gundy (Duke University), Kim Duckett (Duke University), Sarah Morris (University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill)

Publisher: Association of College & Research Libraries

Chapter proposals are invited for Learning in Action: Designing Successful Graduate Student Work Experiences in Academic Libraries, a book examining how academic librarians can best support interns, graduate assistants, and practicum and field experience students (both LIS and other fields). We welcome proposals focused on philosophical perspectives, practical strategies, reflective essays, and/or case studies. In addition to contributions from staff working in academic libraries, we welcome contributions from LIS faculty and current and recent graduate students.

Proposals are sought for chapters related to the following themes. Proposals should be between 250-300 words, and final chapters will be between 3000-4000 words.

Preparing Graduate Students for Professional Roles

This section will explore how internships, assistantships, practicums, and field experiences can support the learning of graduate students in order to help readers consider how these programs benefit graduate students and how they might want to structure such learning experience in their institutions. We hope to see explorations of skill-based training and discussions of how to most effectively mentor graduate students through hands-on work.

Possible topics include but are not limited to:

  • The role of internships, field experiences, and practicums in LIS or other forms of graduate education
  • Developing professional workplace skills (e.g: time management, project management, workplace communication, reflective practice, self-awareness)
  • Preparing graduate students for the job search – job hunting, applying for professional positions, resume development, interview preparation

Logistics & Structures for Designing Graduate Student Work Experiences

This section will look at how to administer these types of positions and programs in order for readers to gain a bigger picture of what it takes to oversee this work.

Possible topics include but are not limited to:

  • Strategies for structuring learning experiences for students (either programs or individualized experiences)
  • Interviewing, selecting and/or hiring
  • Developing a diverse and inclusive workforce and environment
  • Onboarding and approaches to training
  • Program assessment

Ethical Considerations

This section will examine the complex ethical issues surrounding these types of graduate experiences in order to help the reader consider how they will address these questions in their work.

Possible topics include but are not limited to:

  • Issues surrounding paid versus unpaid labor
  • Ensuring students receive credit for their work (e.g. course credit, acknowledgement)
  • Issues related to balancing the organization’s needs and students’ learning and professional development needs

Managers’ Perspectives

This section will address the experience of the managers of these work experiences in order to give both new and seasoned managers insight into what these experiences will mean for them.

Possible topics include but are not limited to:

  • Tips for mentoring and coaching
  • The first-time manager perspective
  • Emotional labor, boundaries, and self-care
  • How to make it meaningful for you, your work, and your own professional goals

Students’ Perspectives

This section highlights LIS students’ perspectives on positive and negative aspects of their work experiences, and practical advice for making the most out of their internships, assistantships, etc.

Possible topics include but are not limited to:

  • Finding and designing meaningful graduate student work experience(s)
  • Strategies for self-advocacy
  • Perspectives on career-preparedness
  • Navigating workplace dynamics as a temporary employee
  • Balancing work responsibilities with coursework and life experiences

Submission Procedure

Proposals should be submitted as a single email attachment to learninginactionlibraries@gmail.com

Proposals should include:

  • Author name(s), institutional affiliation(s), job title(s)
  • Brief description of your experience as a graduate student or working with graduate students in academic libraries
  • Brief statement of your interests in professional writing
  • Clear description of the topic you are proposing for a potential chapter (about 250-300 words)

Important dates:

Proposals due: January 27th, 2020
Authors notified and sent chapter guidelines: March 15th, 2020
Full chapters due: June 29th, 2020
Final revised chapters due: November 16th, 2020

For additional information contact:

Arianne Hartsell-Gundy, Duke University Libraries: arianne.hartsell.gundy@duke.edu

CFP: The Association for Documentary Editing annual meeting

The Association for Documentary Editing invites proposals for sessions at the organization’s annual meeting in Dickinson N.D., June 25-27, 2020

At this year’s ADE meeting, we are eager to discover and discuss the ways in which documentary editors perform at the intersections between editorial work and archival, pedagogical, traditional academic, and digital humanities work.

Conference Theme:

“New Horizons: Breaking/Erasing Boundaries”

Approaches to the theme could include:

  • Crossing Fences: Constituencies, Collaboration, What We Document
  • Digital Frontiers: Publication Platforms, Digital Preservation
  • Old Ways, New Ways: Changes in Pedagogy; Print and/or Digital Editing“New Horizons: Breaking/Erasing Boundaries”

Questions that panels, roundtables, individual papers might consider and address:

  • Are there people working in our field (perhaps reading this call for papers!) who are not editors but who share our interests, benefit from our work, collaborate with us, contribute to our editions? By including them/you in our program, could we expand the constituencies of the ADE?
  • Editorial/archival projects are increasingly collaborative internally, with historians, literary scholars, library staff, and digital humanists working in tandem with editors. Who else uses tools and skillsets like editors? What does “collaboration” mean within born-digital editions and archives?
  • How have current and past editions/archives/digital humanities projects documented the breaking of social/political/literary/ cultural/racial/sexual barriers across time and place?
  • Can aggregated digital publication hubs for micro editions or other new technologies appeal to women, people of color, and others to provide opportunities for documenting un-documented or under-documented marginalized communities, people or events?
  • What are potential solutions to the high costs of publication?
  • How has our own pedagogy changed, and how can editing change what happens in the classrooms or online courses of our disciplines?
  • What will be the impact on editorial training of the new model of the Editing Institute(EI)? What reflections do former graduates or teachers of the Editing Institute have about their experience, and what work has emerged from that experience in the EI?
  • What does “collaboration” mean in the digital humanities classroom? How do innovative archival and editorial projects make their way into the classroom?

The program committee will consider proposals for presentations in a variety of formats, including:

Pre-arranged panel: usually consists of three thematically associated papers, with an optional commentator and chair. A panel can take one of two forms:

  • Individual presentations (typically three) no more than 20 minutes in length.
  • Papers (full length, three to five) pre-circulated to the panel and possibly also on the ADE website. Panelists summarize briefly (10 minutes or less) at the meeting.

In either format, panelists should have questions prepared to engage fellow panelists and the audience in discussions of the common themes and issues raised in and beyond the papers. In the interest of promoting discussion, time limits will be strictly enforced. Thematic panels of product or process demonstrations are also encouraged.

Individual presentation: typically in either format listed under the pre-arranged panel. If accepted, individual presentations will be grouped into panels using one of the formats above.

Roundtable: usually consists of several speakers and addresses topics of broad interest and scope with a defined and pre-circulated list for the participants of guiding questions. The objective should be creating lively debate and active audience participation.

Poster or digital demonstration: both the printed poster format and computer demonstrations of websites or digital projects, especially for works-in-progress. The setting for the poster session will encourage in-person presentation and informal conversation.

Please contact program committee chair Constance B. Schulz [schulz@sc.edu] if you have questions about the stated theme or formats. Each finished proposal should comprise an abstract of no more than 500 words, including a statement of preferred format; and name, email address, and any relevant institutional or edition affiliation for each presenter. Please send your proposal to the same email address as an attachment (Word, plain text, PDF, Open Office) with the words “ADE 2020 Program Proposal” in the subject line by February 29, 2020.(Happy Leap Year Day!) Those who prefer to use the U.S. mail or a FAX can send proposals to Schulz c/o Department of History, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208, or FAX 803-777-4494.

2020 Program Committee: Constance Schulz, Noelle Baker, Tom Downey, Patricia Kalayjian, David Nolan

The meeting, hosted by the Theodore Roosevelt Center at Dickinson State University, will be held at the Ramada Grand Dakota Hotel from June 25-27, 2020.

New Journal: Unbound: A Journal of Digital Scholarship

from the Digital Humanities Discussion Group (ALA):

Hello, Everyone:

I’m excited this morning to announce the launch of Unbound: A Journal of Digital ScholarshipUnbound publishes work that explores the interstices of digital scholarship, broadly conceived, with an emphasis on digital cultural studies; critical digital humanities; galleries, libraries, archives, and museums; the interpretive social sciences; and socially engaged computational or quantitative methods. This open access journal publishes editorials, essays, reviews, pedagogy and praxis notes (short form works on research in progress, single-institution case studies, and pedagogy), and new media art, music, and performance portfolios. We welcome submissions from scholars and professionals at all stages of professional development in all fields.

In addition to publishing original scholarship, Unbound is the venue for the proceedings of the Digital Frontiers conference, and related satellite events. The first issue features essays and abstracts from Realizing Resistance: An Interdisciplinary Conference on Star Wars, Episodes VII, VIII & IX, which took place May 2-4, 2019 at the University of North Texas.

I am joined on the Editorial Board by John Edward Martin (UNT), Leigh Bonds (Ohio State), Jenn Stayton (UNT), Kevin Jenkins (Penn State), Adetty Pérez de Miles (Texas State), Joshua Jackson (North Carolina State), and Brea Henson (UNT). The journal is published by Digital Frontiers and hosted by the University of North Texas Libraries.
The Call for Contributions is now open, and guidelines are also available for proposing special issues.

Please join me in celebrating this event, and please share the Call for Contributions generously.

With Warm Regards,
Spencer D. C. Keralis, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Digital Humanities Librarian
Liaison: Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities
University of Illinois Urbana Champaign
spencerk@illinois.edu
Pronouns: he/they
ORCID: 0000-0003-0903-5587

Call for Participants and Presentations: SAA Research Forum

Call for Participants and Presentations

Society of American Archivists
2020 Research Forum
“Foundations and Innovations”

Tuesday, August 4 | 9:00 am–5:00 pm
Hilton Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

Archivists from around the country and the world will convene at ARCHIVES*RECORDS 2020, the Joint Annual Meeting of the Council of State Archivists and the Society of American Archivists in Chicago, August 2-8, 2020. If you’re engaged in research, seeking to identify research-based solutions for your institution, willing to participate in the research cycle by serving as a site for research trials, or simply interested in what’s happening in research and innovation, join us in Chicago for the 14th annual SAA Research Forum: “Foundations and Innovations!”

Researchers, practitioners, educators, students, and the curious across all sectors of archives and records management are invited to participate. Use the Forum to discuss, debate, plan, organize, evaluate, or motivate research projects and initiatives. Here’s your chance to find collaborators or to help inform colleagues about questions and problems that need to be tackled. The Forum features the full spectrum of research activities—from “pure” research to applied research to innovative practice—all of interest and value to the archival community.

Call for Platform and Poster Presentations

The 2020 Research Forum will feature a full day of presentations and posters on Tuesday, August 4, from 9am- 5pm. SAA invites submission of abstracts (of 250 words or fewer) for 10-minute platform or brief lightning presentations, or participation in the poster session. Topics may address research or innovations in any aspect of archives practice or records management in government, corporate, academic, scientific, or other setting. Presentations on research results that may have emerged since the Joint Annual Meeting Call for Proposals deadline are welcome, as are reports on research completed within the past three years that you think is relevant and valuable for discussion. Please indicate whether you intend a platform, lightning, or poster presentation.

The organizers encourage submissions for the Research Forum that address

1) diversity and inclusion and/or

2) models for collaboration across domains (archives, libraries, galleries, and museums).

Abstracts will be evaluated by a review committee co-chaired by Dr. Nance McGovern (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) and Dr. Heather Soyka (Kent State University).

Important Dates

Submission form available: February 1 to May 1

Submission deadline: May 1

Notification to submitters: July 1

Deadline for accepted submitters to finalize Abstract and Bio: July 15

Accepted poster presenters upload poster image: August 1

All submitters will be notified of the review committee’s decision by July 1 (in advance of the Early-Bird registration deadline). The submission link will be live on http://archivists.org/proceedings/research-forum from February 1 until the submission deadline on May 1.

Please be sure to include:  Presentation title, your name and affiliation, email address, and whether your proposal is for a platform or poster presentation. Contact organizers prior to the notification deadline (July 1) if you have submitted and determine that you will not be able to attend.

For ideas or to learn more about past Forums, see the 2007-2019 proceedings at http://archivists.org/proceedings/research-forum.

Questions? Contact the organizers at researchforum@archivists.org – and watch for updates on the Forum’s webpage at http://archivists.org/proceedings/research-forum.