Saturday, September 26, 2009

call for case studies - digital repositories

Call for Case Studies: Building Digital Repositories with Limited Resources

I am writing a book, Building Digital Repositories with Limited Resources, which is scheduled to be published by Chandos Publications in 2010. I am planning to include a section of case studies and best practices to give readers ideas they can easily and inexpensively adopt. If you have developed a tool, technique, method, project, or program that you would like to have considered to be included in the book, please fill out this questionnaire:
I am particularly interested in examples from institutions outside of the United States and case studies that would be applicable to academic libraries.
Specific areas of interest include (but are not limited to): integrating web2.0 technologies into digital libraries; strategies for outreach and assessment; cost-effective digital preservation strategies; tools to automate metadata production; metadata production and repository workflow tools; and scalable methods for working with faculty to deposit their publications in open access repositories.

For further information about the book, please visit its page on the Woodhead Publishing web site:

If you have any questions, please contact me at

Thank you.

Abby Clobridge
Associate Director, Research & Knowledge Services
Harvard Kennedy School Library
Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government
79 JFK Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 496-1772

call for papers

Journal of Library and Information Service for Distance Learning

The Journal of Library and Information Service for Distance Learning, a peer-reviewed journal published by Routledge/The Haworth Press, welcomes the submission of manuscripts. The journal is devoted to the issues and concerns of librarians and information specialists involved with distance education and delivering library resources and services to this growing community of students.

Topics can include but are not limited to:
• Faculty/librarian cooperation and collaboration
• Information literacy
• Instructional service techniques
• Information delivery
• Reference services
• Document delivery
• Developing collections
If you are interested in submitting an article, send the manuscript directly to the Editor, Jodi Poe at by November 1, 2009. Inquiries and questions are welcome.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Call for papers

LILAC 2010 (The Librarians Information Literacy Annual Conference) will be hosted by Shannon Consortium Library Network Support Services (LIT, ITTralee, Mary Immaculate College, UL) and will take place at the Strand Hotel Limerick city, 29th-31st of March 2010.

The call for papers for LILAC 2010 is now open. The themes of next year's conference are: Measuring Impact; Developing the IL practitioner; IL and research; Making connections: cross-sectoral initiatives; Innovative practice. The deadline for proposals is 1st November 2009. More details at
Venue is Limerick, Ireland.

Further information about Library Network Support Services (LNSS) is available here: