Friday, January 19, 2018

Code4Lib Journal (C4LJ) Proposals for Publication

The Code4Lib Journal (C4LJ) exists to foster community and share information among those interested in the intersection of libraries, technology, and the future.

We are now accepting proposals for publication in our 40th issue.
Don't miss out on this opportunity to share your ideas and experiences.
To be included in the 40th issue, which is scheduled for publication in early May.

Please submit articles, abstracts, or proposals by e-mail 
 by Friday, February 2, 2018.

When submitting, please include the title or subject of the proposal in the subject line of the email message.

C4LJ encourages creativity and flexibility, and the editors welcome submissions across a broad variety of topics that support the mission of the journal. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

* Practical applications of library technology (both actual and
* Technology projects (failed, successful, or proposed), including
  how they were done and challenges faced
* Case studies
* Best practices
* Reviews
* Comparisons of third party software or libraries
* Analyses of library metadata for use with technology
* Project management and communication within the library environment
* Assessment and user studies

C4LJ strives to promote professional communication by minimizing the barriers to publication. While articles should be of a high quality, they need not follow any formal structure.  Writers should aim for the middle ground between blog posts and articles in traditional refereed journals. Where appropriate, we encourage authors to submit code samples, algorithms, and pseudo-code. For more information, visit C4LJ's Article Guidelines or browse articles from the first 38 issues published on our website

Remember, for consideration for the 40th issue, please send proposals, abstracts, or draft articles to <> no later than Friday, February 2, 2018.

Send in a submission. Your peers would like to hear what you are doing.

Code4Lib Journal Editorial Committee

Call for papers - Valuing our collections - NAG Collection Development Seminar 2018

Great opportunity here.  Speakers receive a full free Seminar place plus travel expenses.

Abstracts of between  300-500 word abstract which should be submitted to National
Acquisitions Group on by 11th February.

The theme for Seminar 2018 is ‘Valuing our collections’.

Academic librarians spend a considerable amount of time and money in
investing and acquiring resources for teaching and research but how much do
we really value our Library collections?   Are we purchasing the resources
that students really need?  Do you know what the strengths of your Library
collection are?  Are we giving the best value for students and the
The changing landscape of the librarian’s role in acquisitions and subject
librarianship has impacted on the way academic libraries purchase Library
materials for both print and e.  We are looking for speakers to share their
knowledge and expertise in:

creating and maintaining collection development and collection
management policies
 managing the ever-increasing acquisitions of gifts and donations
acquisitions decision-making without the ‘traditional’ subject
innovative ways of applying book order ratios
identifying the gaps and strengths in your print and/or e
maintaining a healthy and up to date library collection for students
using collection management tools e.g. CCM, GreenGlass
creating partnerships with other academic libraries to share print
balancing a print collection with e-resources
engaging taught and/or research students in using library

More information

Call for papers Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries QQML2018

QQML 2018 will take place iin Chania, Crete, Greece ((22-25 May 2018) .
Abstract Submission Date: January 30, 2018

Main topics
The emphasis is given to the Future of the Library and Information Science
The conference will consider, but not be limited to, the following indicative themes:

1.       The effect of Humanities on the LIS,
2.       The Effect of Library on Learning and Research           
3.       The effect of LIS on personalities.
4.       The effect of LIS on Society
5.       The effect of the ICTS on LIS,
6.       Application of innovative ideas in the library
7.       Best Practices in the library
8.       Communication of R&D projects       
9.       Development of Information and Knowledge Services
10.   Human resources and competencies for the 21st century         
11.   Library and Information Science and Research
12.   LIS Education, Research and Training
13.   Preparing Library for Tomorrow
14.   Going Digital
15.   Going Open
16.   Information and Knowledge Management
17.   Information Behavior and Use
18.   Information Literacy 
19.   Intercultural Information Ethics
20.   Knowledge networking and consortia
21.   Library design
22.   Library management and marketing,   
23.   Scholarly communication       
24.   Methods and techniques
25.   Metrics Research (Altmetrics, Bibliometrics, Cybermetrics,  Scientometrics, Webometrics)     
26.   Qualitative and Quantitative methods in libraries, museums, archives and information centres 
27.   Tools for Organizational Performance Measurement   

More information

QQML 2018 Important Dates
Abstract submissions: January 30, 2018
Notification of acceptance two weeks after submission.
Deadline Paper Submission: 1st of May 2018
Deadline Presentation Submission: 1st of May 2018
Early bird Registration: up to 30th of March 2018
Submit a Proposal or a session to

Anthi Katsirikou, PhD
Conference Co-Chair
University of Piraeus Library Director
Head, European Documentation Center
Adjunct Professor Hellenic Open University
Board Member of the Greek Association of Librarians and Information Professionals