Call for Papers: Intimacy and Interaction The 2020 Meeting of the American Society for Ethnohistory

Though this call does not mention archives, it may be of interest to those who work with tribal collections.

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Intimacy and Interaction

The 2020 Meeting of the American Society for Ethnohistory

Durham, North Carolina

The program committee of the 2020 ASE conference invites submissions for the annual meeting to take place on November 4-8, 2020 in downtown Durham, North Carolina.  We invite panel proposals on any topic related to ethnohistory and especially within this year’s theme: Intimacy and Interaction.  The program committee encourages thematic panels that include perspectives from both North and Latin America, as well as panels that include perspectives from other areas of the world.

As you think about the topic of Intimacy and Interaction, we note that the re-structuring to which this CFP refers includes religious ceremonialism, language, re-adjustments of spatial configurations of families and communities, and the simple exigencies of material and cultural survival. We ask you to consider such questions as: How have indigenous peoples structured notions of intimacy and intimate relationships? How have colonial rule, settler colonialism, and empire formation forced a restructuring of intimate interactions between people both within indigenous communities and between indigenous and non-indigenous peoples? How have extended families, family networks, and communities been altered or disrupted (often violently) by colonial and neocolonial forces? How has the law been used to alter, limit, control, or outlaw intimate relationships within indigenous societies or between indigenous and non-indigenous peoples? How have capitalism, neoliberalism, globalization and other institutional forces altered notions of intimate relationships among indigenous peoples? How have indigenous and non-indigenous peoples responded to these structural forces?

We will consider proposals for multiple formats including panels, roundtables, and public workshops, but we strongly encourage creativity, moving beyond the typical 20-minute paper presentation format. We also strongly encourage individuals who have paper ideas to get together with others through various forums in order to meet other people working on related topics.  If you are thinking about an individual paper, please post on H-AmIndian, H-LatAm, H-Borderlands, or similar listservs to find others who are interested in presenting related papers.

If you have any questions about proposals, please email the program committee assistant at ethnohistory@duke.edu.

Please note that panels can consist of three to four papers, while roundtables and “working-groups/workshops” can be more loosely formatted by each organizer, but all need to adhere to each session’s 90-minute time slot.  Please ensure your proposal has a designated chair.  You may include a separate commentator before audience discussion, or you may designate the panel chair as commentator or discussion facilitator.  To maximize time for audience discussion, we ask papers to be 15-20 minutes (in a three-paper panel) or 10-15 minutes (in a 4-paper panel), with formal commentary no longer than 5 minutes.  Complete panel proposals with a chair and/or a commentator are preferred, but individual paper proposals will also be considered.

Submission Deadline: May 1, 2020

For each submission, organizers need to include:

  1. The session’s title
  2. Organizer’s name, title, and institutional affiliation
  3. Participant’s names, titles, and institutional affiliations

In addition, for each type of session listed below, the organizer must submit the relevant material:

  • Panels: panel abstract, titles and abstracts of all papers, abstracts not to be longer than 150 words
  • Roundtables: 300 word description of the topic and goals of the discussion
  • Working-groups/workshops: 300 word description of the topic and goals of the workshop

To submit, please have all required documentation collated into a single pdf file, named with the last name of the session’s organizer. It is not necessary to register for the conference in order to have a paper or panel accepted. Once papers and panels are accepted, however, each participant must register as an ASE member.

Email all proposals to: ethnohistory@duke.edu

CFP: Collaborate, Connect, Transform: A partnership of world experts in media and audiovisual archives, The joint 2020 IASA – FIAT/IFTA conference

Call for presentations

Collaborate, Connect, Transform: A partnership of world experts in media and audiovisual archives”

The joint 2020 IASA – FIAT/IFTA conference

Call for Proposals
(submission deadline: 16 March 2020)

In an age where global audiovisual communication has become a highway of social media traffic, audiovisual records offer us the opportunity to transcend the limitations of time and place.  Audiovisual archives convey messages from one era to another. It is the audiovisual archivist’s responsibility that the messages captured are reliable, authentic, persistent and complete. The convergence of technical, organisational and social-political realities are now challenges that can no longer be tackled in isolation. With an explosion of content creation audiovisual archive experts are a vital connector between publishers, industry, technology, policy makers and cultural heritage bodies.

Technological advancements help archives collect, manage and share their collections more efficiently. Audiovisual media archivists need to be open to this evolution. It is the job of the archive industry to redefine heritage and future access methods in this new technology driven multimedia landscape. Therefore, for the first time in 25 years, the FIAT/IFTA Executive Council and the IASA Board have decided to join forces and organize a joint conference with an integrated programme. The 51st IASA Conference will unite with the 44th FIAT/IFTA World Conference. Together with our host RTÉ, a long-standing and active member of both, we bring together the two leading associations in broadcast, media, sound and audiovisual archiving.

Dublin is widely recognized as a hub of technological innovation, it is like much of Ireland, a vibrant destination that boasts a young progressive demographic while steeped in the maturity of a learning and artistic culture, revered internationally. For the goals of the FIAT/IFTA – IASA Joint Conference 2020 our host venue, Trinity College Dublin is an excellent fit.  From the Book of Kells to the Oscar Wilde Collection, it is home to ancient as well as recent cultural icons. Since its founding in the 16th century, Trinity aims to grow, preserve and disseminate knowledge, a mission it shares with IASA and FIAT/IFTA alike.

We welcome proposals on the following topics:

A. Turning the temporary into the everlasting

While time is running out for analogue sound and moving image carriers to be digitized, the challenges of the digital domain are already awaiting us: do we just continue to carefully collect, monitor, and document, or are we already venturing into large-scale transcoding, rewrapping, and normalisation? And isn’t it about time to start working on that big pile of films that we have always pushed back? We’d love to hear you talk about:

  • Accept, ignore, transform or discard? Strategies to cope with unsustainable file formats
  • Obsolete digital carriers: efficient approaches for mixed media collections
  • Your best 5 dollars spent in preservation: stories of optimising cost and quality as well
  • Advocating, planning and realising film digitisation at large

B. Increasing efficiency in media management and metadata creation

With ever higher quantities of objects and files acquired, stored, edited and accessed, keeping control of the traffic running on your archival highways is paramount. To all these processes, metadata is crucial and artificial intelligence is helping us with that, but introducing it into your archive brings technical, ethical and organisational questions. Our audience will be interested in a presentation tackling:

  • Efficiency measurement and comparison of methods of metadata creation
  • Working with the big ones in AI: wolves in sheep’s clothing or unmissable opportunity?
  • From monolith to Lego set: build-your-own, modular and open source in media management
  • Player, coach or referee? Archivist’s and media manager’s roles in the news and sports rooms of the future

C. As open as possible, but not more than that

Free and open to all is definitely a commendable goal, but it’s hardly ever applicable to a complete collection. Ethical, commercial and legal rules are indispensable in the operation of audiovisual archives and therefore deserve our attention. How to answer questions about who gets access to what, how, when, and where?

  • Justified inaccessibility: access restriction for ethical reasons
  • Copyright: raising awareness about rules, opportunities and threats
  • Making audiovisual archival content accessible for people with disabilities
  • Role divisions or collaborations? Audiovisual digitisation, preservation and access between broadcasters and national (audiovisual) archives

D. The social role of archives here and now

What we preserve carries the truths and values of the past. In addition, many social movements accumulate their own audiovisual archive, thus shaping their own image and a set of historical sources for the future. This makes the archive nolens volens an actor that cannot stay on the sidelines, especially in a time of polarisation. But how do we respond to what is happening around us? When do we come to the fore? Do we offer a forum for debate, or do we also take a position, and for what purpose?

  • Storytelling, new and interactive forms such as podcasts, vlogs and other contemporary means to tell and prove archival value(s)
  • Archives as (big) data: mining the audiovisual collections for unexplored narratives
  • Strongholds of trust: the audiovisual archive’s role in fact checking and unmasking fake news
  • The value of public service in public service broadcasting archives: a matter of independence, neutrality or diversity?
  • Users and user practices: new practices of archival access in the digital age, addressing academic, educational and public communities

E. Future proofing the archive: towards new structures and skill sets

To gain global recognition of their profession, audiovisual archivists have to conquer their place. But a credible claim that audiovisual archiving is a profession in its own right can’t be supported by expensive words only. Professionalization and continuous adaptation of the archive as an organization have become a necessity. Therefore we’d welcome papers about:

  • Academic training and certification in audiovisual archiving: necessity or luxury?
  • Radio and TV collections under the same roof: between shared solutions and respect for specificity.
  • Audiovisual collections in archives with a broader scope: no longer the odd one out?
  • Redesigning audiovisual heritage landscapes: regional, national, continental collaborations
  • The broadcast archive in the public media landscape

F. The business of archives

Media archives form part of global enterprises today, with demand for content on new platforms and services continuing to grow and be re-invented. Where does the archive process fit into this model? We welcome insights into the sector from traditional and new business perspectives, services and the impacts of technologies through case studies which enhance the use and value of archives.

  • What are the business imperatives of managing archives for revenue generation in different organisations? Who are the new players?
  • What are the latest trends and tools which promote archive value in the commercial and professional markets?
  • Is the market contracting or expanding? Where do archives and commercial libraries meet? Is there a correlation?

Send us your proposal

We welcome presentations based on user experiences, new initiatives or perspectives, striking conclusions, successes but also failures. Your story is welcome, also if you’re sure that it is not amongst the world’s most advanced ones. The main objective is to share knowledge and results with audiovisual archives professionals in order to understand the lessons learned and new challenges or solutions arising. The topics mentioned above reflect current interests and evolutions. Suggestions for subjects not mentioned are equally welcome but should be contextualised thoroughly.

The conference will have different presenting formats:

FORMAT TYPE DURATION FORMAT INFORMATION
Keynote 45 minutes Keynote speakers will be decided by the Programme Committee
Parallel session presentation 25 minutes A presentation with 5 minutes for Q&A, selected by the Programme Committee from the proposals submitted.
Workshop 3 or 6 hours An in-depth, interactive session, with a strong hands-on component, selected by the Programme Committee from the proposals submitted.
Expert led discussion panel 1 hour An in-depth discussion among more than 2 experts, introduced briefly and led by 1 moderator expert in the subject discussed. Selected by the Programme Committee from the proposals submitted.
Poster To be decided A poster option may be offered to present a summary of a project or key insights through texts, schemes and images, on a poster in a central location of the conference venue at an appointed time slot. Selected by the Programme Committee from the proposals submitted.

If you would like to present your work during the 2020 FIAT/IFTA – IASA Joint Conference, we ask you to submit:

  1. working title of your proposal
  2. an abstract of your proposal (300 words max)
  3. the name(s) and a short bio of the proposed speaker(s), moderator or author(s) (150 words max.)
  4. the kind of format you’d like to see your contribution included in (see above)

Please submit your proposal by completing the form below
by Monday 16 March 2020

The selection of presentations will be made in April by the Programme Committee. The presenters will receive their notification via email after this selection, in the last week of April 2020. The Programme Committee reserves the right to propose to the candidates to present in a different format.

Please note:

  • Speakers are required to cater for their own costs related to travel, stay and conference registration. In order to avoid late speaker withdrawals as much as possible, speakers will be required to register before the early bird deadline passes.
  • FIAT/IFTA and IASA intend to award a number of grants allowing less financially privileged speakers to attend the conference. More details will be announced in the following months. To stay informed please keep an eye on the FIAT/IFTA and IASA websites and social media channels.
  • Commercial companies are welcome to the stage, but their proposals are will only be accepted if they are presenting dual-client case studies, technological breakthroughs, or academically generalized topics. Presentations with an overly commercial tone of voice are generally not appreciated by our audience and will not be accepted by the Programme Committee..
  • All presentations at the conference may be recorded via audiovisual media and photos, in accordance with section 8 of the FIAT/IFTA Privacy and Data Processing Statement. If you explicitly would like to avoid this, please let us know via conferences@iasa-web.org.
  • By submitting the form below, you confirm that you have read and agree to the terms stated on this page.

Form available on their website.

CFP: ICHORA 2020 Archives and the Digital World

Call for Papers

The 9th International Conference on the History of Records and Archives (ICHORA) will be held at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan, U.S.A. from October 29 to 31, 2020. Submit paper proposals to ICHORA2020@umich.edu by March 30, 2020.

ICHORA 9 will focus on Archives and the Digital World. Digital technologies have been in use for over 70 years and were, in fact, late additions to a whirlwind of new record-making and -keeping technologies that began a century before that transformed the creation, transmission, preservation, representation, and interpretation of records and archives. Digital technologies mediate how the past is documented, remembered, and commemorated. Digital recordkeeping and society are mutually constituted, a relationship that is far-reaching and challenging to predict. Despite claims of ubiquity, digital infrastructures are culturally, linguistically and historically specific, often maintaining and reinscribing longstanding power imbalances that have favoured some groups and marginalized others; but sometimes affording new opportunities for resistance to the mainstream, used by subcultures to advance their survivance, and by other groups to maintain cultural diversity.

The Program Committee seeks contributions to ICHORA 9 that will stimulate critical reflection on the evolution and development of records, archives, archival forms/genres and archival institutions in relation to the histories of digital technologies and ongoing digital transformations. Examinations of the relationship of digital technologies to indigenous communities and knowledge systems, the use of digital technologies to enhance equality or further reinforce inequality for marginalized and underrepresented communities, as well as the deployment of digital technologies in archives of resistance, activism and resurgence, are especially welcome. Areas of focus and possible topics may include:

  • Archives, digital studies, media studies and histories of the digital;
  • Non-digital media precursors of digital record making and keeping technologies;
  • Future(s) of electronic incunabula;
  • Digitization, surrogacy, and materiality of digital objects (and the reimagined future of the non-digital archive);
  • Evolution of access and preservation infrastructures, systems, platforms and analytical tools including the cloud, emulation and data visualizations;
  • Development of standards, guidelines and approaches for digital recordkeeping and digital preservation;
  • Algorithmic appraisal, acquisition, and description, including building and sustaining social media archives, and approaches to their analysis and use;
  • Histories of digital recordkeeping including punched card preservation, EDRMS, Web archiving, blockchain, and whole platform preservation;
  • Recordkeeping technologies in surveillance and policing (and how this has affected marginalized communities);
  • Postcolonialism and decolonization, particularly the role of the digital in reflecting alternative ideological approaches to archives and records;
  • Intersection of digital archiving, maintenance work, and historical trajectory of digital archival labor; and
  • Implications of the digital for copyright, privacy, ownership, trust and ethics.

Submission and Proposal Deadline: Proposals for 20 minute papers are invited. Abstracts of 450-500 words and a short bio should be sent to ICHORA2020@umich.edu by March 30, 2020. We will advise acceptance by May 8, 2020. Following the conference, presenters may be invited to submit their contributions for a peer-reviewed publication.

Previous ICHORA conferences took place in Toronto (2003), Amsterdam (2005; 2015), Boston (2007), Perth (2008), London (2010), Austin (2012), and Melbourne (2018).

Program Committee:

  • Ricardo L. Punzalan, Program Committee Chair, University of Michigan, U.S.A.
  • Greg Bak, University of Manitoba, Canada
  • Iyra Buenrostro-Cabbab, University of the Philippines Diliman, Philippines
  • Jenny Bunn, University College London, U.K.
  • Stanley Griffin, University of the West Indies, Jamaica
  • Anthea Josias, University of the Western Cape, South Africa
  • James Lowry, University of Liverpool, U.K.
  • Heather MacNeil, University of Toronto, Canada
  • Gillian Oliver, Monash University, Australia
  • Valentina Rojas Rojo, National Archives of Chile, Chile
  • Eric Stoykovich, Trinity College, U.S.A.
  • Naya Sucha-xaya, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
  • Tonia Sutherland, University of Hawai’i at Mānoa, U.S.A.
  • Ciaran Trace, University of Texas at Austin, U.S.A.

Call for Speakers: Futurizing: People, Technology & Communities

Call for Speakers: Futurizing: People, Technology & Communities

There are so many positive possible futures for libraries in every community – campuses, municipalities, hospitals, schools, corporate and non-profit enterprises, governments, and more! The trick is to channel the passion that librarians have into building awareness and relationships in their communities; taking action and not waiting for citizens, students, researchers, business folks or faculty to come to them; creating and experimenting with innovative programs and services using new technologies; securing solid partnerships to expand programs and resources; and futurizing strong, collaborative and successful communities! Internet Librarian 2020 highlights how libraries are using artificial intelligence and machine learning to save time for new programs, dealing with big data to pinpoint insights, using sensors and other “internet of things” devices to improve and extend services, experimenting with augmented and virtual reality to delight their communities, tracking and sharing applications of smart technology with their campuses, organizations and neighborhoods. Internet Librarians never, however, lose sight of people in their communities as they futurize and transform to make sure they are relevant and valuable in their communities.

Join us at the most comprehensive conference for library and information professionals interested in technology to discover the insights, strategies and practices that allow us to push the envelope in expanding the net, building solid connections to the Internet of Things, managing libraries and digital information, and enhancing the information sharing and learning experience of people in our communities. Internet Librarian 2020 provides attendees with lots of opportunities to meet and hear from leading “movers and shakers” in the information industry in all types of environments – leaders in the information industry are integrating content and delighting their clients, organizing and managing digital content in creative ways, setting the context for excellence in information utilization in their organizations, revolutionizing the roles of info pros, creating new learning and discovery areas with makerspaces, building strong collaborative communities among their customers, colleagues, and partners, as well as using new technologies in exciting ways. This conference encourages you to bring and share your ideas and champion new practices – this is where ideas and action come together, catalysts are born, and where innovation ignites.

Information Today, Inc., a key provider of technology conferences for more than thirty years, is pleased to announce the 24th annual Internet Librarian – the ONLY conference for information professionals who are using, developing, and embracing Internet and Web-based strategies in their roles as information architects and navigators, webmasters and web managers, content evaluators and curators, digital managers, developers and integrators, taxonomists, searchers, community builders and managers, information providers, trainers, guides, and more. This comprehensive conference and exhibition offers a wide-ranging program designed to meet the needs of librarians, information managers, systems professionals, researchers, content managers, curators and information specialists.

Conference Topics

Internet Librarian 2020 caters to all interests and all levels of knowledge with five simultaneous tracks, including Internet@Schools, plus many workshop and networking opportunities.

This year’s tracks encompass such topics as: Discovery & Navigation, Makerspace Strategies & Creative Services, Smart Tools & Technologies, Integrating “Internet of Things”, Ebooks, User Experience, Curating Digital Assets, Inspiring Innovation, Web Presence Development & Management, Enterprise Trends, Social Media & Networking, Streaming Media, Finding & Collaborating with New Community Partners, Content Management and more. Speakers are knowledgeable, authoritative and focus on practical applications, new tools and techniques, case studies as well as technical and managerial issues. Please consider sending us a proposal to speak. Following is a list of some topics we hope to cover, but don’t let this list limit your imagination! We look forward to hearing from you.

  • Inspiring Connections & Partnerships
  • IoT: Internet of Things
  • ROI Tips & Tools for Libraries
  • Customer Engagement & Service
  • Action for Impact – Case Studies
  • Innovation & Excellence in Libraries
  • Attention-Grabbing Engagement Strategies
  • Facilitating Knowledge Sharing & Learning
  • Business Practices for Library Excellence
  • Revolutionizing Roles & Services
  • Makerspaces & Libraries
  • Creative Community Connections
  • Creative Funding of Tech Initiatives
  • Web Publishing
  • Information Discovery
  • Leading Edge Technologies & Libraries
  • Integrating Content for Creative Products
  • Streamlining User Online Experiences
  • User Generated Content & Services
  • New Roles for Info Pros
  • Leading Edge Digital Library Practices
  • Mobile Campuses & Communities
  • Improving Digital Info Flows & Access
  • Identifying & Working with Information Partners
  • Usability & Web Site Functionality
  • Navigating & Search Tools
  • Social Media Strategies & Practices
  • Semantic Web Strategies & Applications
  • New Workspace/place Concepts & Cases
  • Next Gen Ebook Strategies & Policies
  • Designing for Web Devices & Appliances
  • Knowledge Management Strategies
  • Distance Learning Technologies
  • Navigating Strategies & Techniques
  • Integrating K-12 Curriculum & Net Technology
  • Web Development Tools & Techniques
  • Magic Sauce Recipes for Library Success
  • Smart Campuses, Cities & Companies
  • New Funding Strategies & Practices
  • Empowering Conversations
  • What’s Next for the Future?
  • Smart Libraries & Practices
  • User Experience (UX)
  • Tech Tools for Collaboration
  • Impact & Value for Libraries
  • Harnessing Social Media
  • Digital Strategies & Practices
  • Mobile & Libraries
  • Digital Preservation
  • Digital Content Curation
  • Managing Devices & Gadgets
  • Content Streaming
  • Social Media Apps for Libraries
  • Discovery Platforms
  • Tips for Web Redesign
  • Creating & Testing New Ideas
  • New & Converging Technologies
  • Search Engine Nuts & Bolts
  • Hot Trends for Internet Librarians
  • Podcasting & Videocasting – Tips
  • Cool Video Applications
  • Shifting Roles & Strategies
  • Intranet Politics & Web Teams
  • Search Engine Tips
  • Cutting Edge Tech & Apps
  • Negotiating for E-resources
  • Visual Interfaces
  • Elearning Tips & Tools
  • Digital Rights Management
  • Digital Library Services & Archiving
  • Digital Ethnography
  • Building Customer Relationships

 

How to Submit a Proposal

If you would like to participate in Internet Librarian 2020 or Internet@Schools as a speaker or workshop leader, please complete the submission form here.

Or contact the Program Chair at the email address listed below as soon as possible (by March 15, 2020 at the latest). Include the following brief details of your proposed presentation: title, abstract, a few sentences of biographical information that relate to the topic, and full contact information (job title, address, e-mail, phone & fax) for you and any co-presenters. All abstracts will be reviewed by the Organizing/Review Committee and notification regarding acceptance will be made by June.

Jane I. Dysart, Program Chair
Dysart & Jones Associates
phone: 416/903-9306
email: jane@dysartjones.com

Organizing/Review Committee
Susan Broman, Los Angeles Public Library
Cindy Hill, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
David Lee King, Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library
Chad Mairn, St. Petersberg College
Brian Pichman, Evolve Project
Marydee Ojala, Editor, Online Searcher
Donna Scheeder, Library Strategies International
Jeff Wisniewski, University of Pittsburgh

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.

CFP: Connecting Collections as Data: Transforming Communities, Sharing Knowledge, and Building Networks with International GLAM Labs

DUE JANUARY 31, 2020

Submissions and instructions are available via this google form: https://forms.gle/cis5C9BzSE6ZiXfC8

The Library of Congress Labs will host ‘Connecting Collections as Data: Transforming Communities, Sharing Knowledge, and Building Networks with International GLAM Labs,’ May 4-6, 2020 in Washington, DC. This event builds on conversations the British Library and the Royal Library of Denmark hosted around the hopes, dreams, and practicalities of fostering digital innovation in traditional heritage organizations with limited resources. The discussion and output from these meetings, which included state and university libraries across European and Gulf regions resulted in a BookSprint project and the open access publication, “Open a GLAM Lab”. The buzz from these events created a community (https://glamlabs.io) of “labbers” and the lab-interested which has grown to 250 participants from 20 countries.

The Library of Congress Labs team will host this emerging community in the United States for the first time to connect with the active and robust digital library, digital scholarship, digital humanities, and collections as data communities active across North America to share knowledge and expand the network. The meeting will be an opportunity for participants to advance an international community of practice and to exchange strategies and methods for advancing the development of innovative services for cultural heritage audiences.

Brief proposals are sought from individuals and groups who are interested in contributing to the program. Submission will be accepted until January 31, 2010 for:
1) 10 minute lighting talks (that may be grouped into themes), or
2) panel proposals that address a single theme with 3 to 4 speakers and a facilitator, or
3) full or half day workshops, datathons, or other hands-on working session.

Submit proposals via the form linked above.

There will be no registration fee for attending the event. Pre-registration via the Library of Congress Eventbrite system will be required, a link will be shared when registration opens in February 2020. A limited amount of honorariums may be available for speakers who need financial support to participate in the event. Due to regulations, honorariums are paid after the event, and support is not guaranteed for all speakers.

Draft Schedule
May 4: Digital Transformation Workshop – facilitated with the Liberating Structures method (maximum 75 people)
May 5: Connecting Collections as Data Conference (maximum 150 people)
—–Five themed sessions consisting of three or four lighting talks followed by a panel discussion (60 mins/panel)—-
May 6: Datathons or other hands on work sessions in breakout rooms (maximum 100 people total)

Note: Morning coffee will be provided but lunch will be on your own. There is a cafeteria adjacent to the meeting room and numerous restaurants in the neighborhood.

Questions about the proposal process or the event can be sent to LC-Labs@loc.gov .

Proposed themes for presentations, panels or workshops:

– User focused digital/data/innovation/lab tools, services and experiences, online and in physical space
– Supporting digital scholarship partnerships, digital and data reference services in a local and international context
– Supporting diverse users and including users in designing digital/data/innovation/lab programs
– Artificial intelligence and GLAMs, including community guidelines, operationalizing workflows, and practices around sharing data
– Expanding user engagement with crowdsourcing volunteers, leveraging expert crowdworkers, and combining crowd/human and machine learning workflows
– Collections as data, collection-readiness, preparing and using data sets
– Digital scholarship project lifecycle in context with community needs around access to tools/technology
– Balancing technical debt, open access, scholarly publishing, and open source software
– Digital transformation and organizational culture
– OR, propose your own theme

The Library of Congress Labs has hosted a Collections as Data themed event, in different formats, since 2016.

Agendas and livestreams from other events in the Collections as Data series are accessible via https://labs.loc.gov/events, summaries are below.

EYEO Code + Libraries Summit (June 3, 2019) was a day-long open summit co-hosted with EYEO Design Festival to explore ways that libraries and the creative coding community can work together to create new forms of collaboration, to empower learners and to strengthen communities in a un-conference format.

Inside Baseball Labs Showcase (July 13, 2018) capped off a week-long user-centered flash build facilitated by JSTOR Labs and in collaboration with the National Museum of African American History and Culture that produced prototype tools, presentations about the process, and a discussion about the history of baseball in the American cultural memory.

Collections as Data: Impact (July 25, 2017)
More relevant, more accessible, more visual, and more useful–these are some benefits of making digital collections available as data and ready for computational analysis. The Library of Congress hosted a day-long event that featured case-studies and impact stories of applying digital methods to analyzing and sharing collections. Presenters shared how using collections as data reactivates the holdings of libraries and other centers of history and art to make deeper connections to the communities they serve.

Collections as Data: Stewardship and Use Models to Enhance Access (Sept 27, 2016)
The rise of accessible digital collections coupled with the development of tools for processing and analyzing data has enabled researchers to create new models of scholarship and inquiry. The National Digital Initiatives team invited leaders and experts from organizations that are collecting, preserving and providing researcher access to digital collections as data to share best practices and lessons learned. This event will also highlight new collaborative initiatives at the Library of Congress that seek to enhance researcher engagement and the use of digital collections as data.

CFP: 2020 National Humanities Conference

CALL FOR PROPOSALS
2020 National Humanities Conference
Indianapolis, Indiana
Thursday, November 5, 2020 – Sunday, November 8, 2020

Deadline for submitting proposals: February 21, 2020

The Federation of State Humanities Councils and the National Humanities Alliance are excited to announce the 2020 National Humanities Conference, which will be held in Indianapolis. This annual conference brings together representatives from colleges, universities, state humanities councils, cultural institutions, and other community-based organizations to explore approaches to deepening the public’s engagement with the humanities.

Indianapolis is nicknamed the “Crossroads of America” because of its historic location along the old National Road and current site where four major interstates intersect. The conference convenes days after a presidential election, which like all national elections, is a crossroads, offering the opportunity to reflect on how we have arrived at this point and where we are heading. In this spirit, we invite proposals that explore the generative, exciting possibilities of public humanities work that happens at the crossroads.

Crossroads as decision points. When and how can the humanities and humanities practitioners help communities wrestle with tough choices? What difficult decisions face our own institutions—and how do we decide which way to go? Where have we taken risks, even if we failed—and what did we learn? When we’ve found our organizations at a difficult crossroads, how did we navigate rocky terrain and what happened as a result of our choices?

Crossroads as freedom. There’s a rich tradition of expression that associates crossroads with freedom—a place where multiple opportunities open up in front of you.  How can the humanities help communities discuss, even reimagine the meaning of freedom for all? In an increasingly partisan landscape, where should the humanities and humanities practitioners enter such conversations that may have unequal power dynamics?

Crossroads as uncertainty. In many cultures around the world, the crossroads is a liminal, uncertain space that is outside of normal time and space. A place that is neither here nor there, the crossroads and its uncertainty can be part of a process of becoming something new. Are there times in our own practice where we experience uncertainty and disorientation? Are there times when our programs create uncertainty and disorientation among their participants? What, if anything, is generative about doing humanities work where uncertainty is foregrounded?

Crossroads as intersections. When we reframe the crossroads as an intersection, some connotations fall away and others emerge. Interesting, good, complex work happens at the intersection of ideas, disciplines or methods. Are there outstanding models of interdisciplinary public humanities projects we can learn from? Where have unusual partnerships yielded new, urgent, meaningful public humanities work? We’re particularly interested in sessions that help us learn about public humanities initiatives or programs that address the following intersections: STEM/humanities, race/class/gender, arts/humanities, urban/rural, public/private.

We hope these questions are broad enough to spark session proposals that reflect the full range of work humanities organizations, practitioners, and scholars do: create and deliver public programs, form community partnerships, educate students, communicate with and convene publics, advocate for funding, cultivate donors, make grants, and build audiences.

In the spirit of the crossroads—places of coming together and exchange—we especially encourage session proposals that bring together humanities practitioners (state humanities council staff, museum workers, podcast producers, community historians, etc.) and scholars/academics. See examples from the 2019 conference here.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING PROPOSALS: February 21st, 2020

Formats

We invite proposals that model best practices in the public humanities. In other words, session leaders design lively, even fun ways of presenting information and participants are engaged as co-creators of knowledge. To that end, we encourage:

  • Sessions that model public humanities program design: dynamic, inclusive, and, where possible, participatory or hands-on.
  • Presentations that are concise and employ accessible language. We encourage moderators to ensure that presentations conform to predetermined limits: at least half of each session should involve audience participation.
  • Actionable takeaways that others can apply to their own practice or organization.
  • Sessions built around a problem, tension, or challenge in our work, with time for reflection and solutions-oriented discussion.

Indiana Humanities, the host council, is committed to creating an indelible experience that makes the most of our host city. If you have ideas or questions about opportunities to take your session off site or to identify local practitioners in order to strengthen your proposal and deepen learning and exchange, please contact Leah Nahmias, director of programs at Indiana Humanities (317-616-9804 / lnahmias@indianahumanities.org). Please note in your proposal if you need more than the standard 75-minute block of time for your session.

Session Proposals

EXPERIENTIAL HUMANITIES PROGRAM: These sessions engage conference attendees in actual humanities programming, modeled on successful programs carried out throughout the year. Sessions that draw on the city or the surrounding area and/or convey a sense of place are especially encouraged. Examples from the 2019 program can be found here.

FACILITATED DISCUSSION: One or two facilitators drive a conversation on a topic with a group of conference attendees. Conversations can broach themes of common interest, common challenges or points of tension within the humanities community. Topics for facilitated discussion should appeal to a wide range of conference participants in order to bring diverse voices into the conversation.

INTERVIEW: These sessions feature free-form dialogue between a humanities professional and an interviewer.

WORKSHOP: A hands-on session that teaches a particular skill set associated with program development, communications, collaboration, assessment, development/fundraising, cultivating new audiences or any other aspect of humanities programming.

ROUNDTABLE: Roundtables consist of a group of experts discussing a topic in front of an audience, rather than each presenting discrete remarks. A moderator leads the discussion and poses questions, but all participants speak equally about the topics. These sessions are limited to four discussants and one moderator.

PANEL: This traditional format includes a moderator and no more than three presenters. Presentations are timed so that at least half the session consists of moderator questions and discussion with the audience.

WORKING GROUPS: Working groups are seminar-like conversations of at least eight people that explore, in-depth, a subject of shared interest. Working groups will be accepted even if they do not have eight participants, but additional participants will need to be recruited after the session is accepted. The working group convenes for a session at the conference, but also converses before the conference and develops a product after. Each working group will have a facilitator, responsible for organizing the pre- and post-conference exchanges and facilitating the conversation at the conference itself. Working groups can open up for audience observers or confine participation to the members of the working group.

Individual Proposals

We invite proposals for individual flash presentations (5 minutes) that relate to one of the key crossroads themes outlined above: 1) decision point 2) freedom 3) uncertainty 4) intersection. The program committee will curate lightning round sessions of similarly themed presentations.

To submit a proposal:

Please submit session proposals via the online form here. Please submit proposals for individual flash presentations via the online form here. The deadline for proposal submission is Friday, February 21st, 2019.  For questions regarding the online submission form, please contact events@statehumanities.org.

The Federation of State Humanities Councils

The Federation of State Humanities Councils, founded in 1977, is the membership association of 56 state and territorial councils. Through its conferences, collaborative projects, information services, and communications to members, legislators and others on issues of public interest, the Federation supports the state humanities councils and creates greater awareness of the humanities in public and private life.

State humanities councils are independent, nonprofit organizations that support grassroots humanities programs and community-based activities in each state and US territory. Created by Congress in the early 1970s, councils receive an annual Congressional appropriation through the National Endowment for the Humanities, which for most councils is supplemented by state and private funding. Councils are run by small staffs and governed by volunteer boards drawn from academia and the public.

The National Humanities Alliance

The National Humanities Alliance (NHA) is a nationwide coalition of organizations advocating for the humanities on campuses, in communities, and on Capitol Hill. Founded in 1981, NHA is supported by over 200 member organizations, including: colleges, universities, libraries, museums, cultural organizations, state humanities councils, and scholarly, professional, and higher education associations. It is the only organization that brings together the US humanities community as a whole.