Thursday, August 12, 2010

International Conference on Digital Libraries and Knowledge Organisation, Haryana, India


Original papers in English are invited on a theme related to those mentioned below. An international review panel will review the papers based on originality of the work, quality and relevance to the main theme of the conference. Peer reviewed and accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings. 

The papers should strictly follow the submission guidelines.
Suggested themes (but not limited to)
  • Digital Libraries Development
  • Tools and Techniques for Managing Digital Repositories
  • Digital Resource Management Strategies
  • Evaluation of Digital Libraries
  • Content Development: Tools and Techniques
  • Cultural Issues of Online Services
  • Technology Issues in Online Services
  • Standards and Specifications for Digital Objects
  • Metadata Standards, Interoperability and Crosswalks
  • Case Studies of Digital Libraries and Institutional Repositories
  • Multilingual Digital Libraries
  • Digital Preservation Strategies
  • Web Retrieval Tools and Strategies
  • Information Retrieval in Indian Languages
  • User Interface and Patron Interactions Tools
  • E-learning
  • Open Source Software Tools for Digital Library Development
  • Open Access Initiatives, Open Access Repositories
  • Open Access for Scholarly Contents
  • Information Management Using Web 2.0/3.0 Technologies
  • Social Networking Tools for Information Services
  • Knowledge Organization Techniques
  • Knowledge Representation Models
  • Knowledge Management
  • Emergent Techniques for Search Algorithms and Context Sensitive Indexing
  • Semantic Web Technologies for Knowledge Representation and Management
  • Ontologies and Approaches to Building Ontologies

Submission of full paper:
September 30, 2010

Notification of acceptance with reviewers’ comments:
October 30, 2010

Submission of the final paper:
November 30, 2010

Further details:

IAML Annual Conference

A CALL FOR PAPERS (Dublin 2011)

The International Association of Music Libraries, Archives, and Documentation Centres (IAML) will hold its annual conference 24-29 July 2011 in Dublin.

The IAML Programme Committee invites proposals of papers for this meeting which concern music, collections, and/or library issues that focus on Irish libraries and collections, music, and publishers, although presentations of a general nature are also welcome. We strongly encourage the submission of papers that focus on popular or traditional music of all genres and periods and their impact on libraries.

The online submission form for proposals
is available here:
Proposals must be submitted by:
30 September 2010

in order to be considered.
Further Information:
Stanisław Hrabia
Chair, IAML Programme Committee

Library Management Today - September issue

For our September issue, Library Management Today, the new online journal, is seeking short reflections by library managers on one or more of the following issues

  • How are budget cuts affecting your library in terms of hours of operation, staffing, services, and programming?
  • Do you think library schools are preparing men and women to assume management positions? Should more courses be offered in library school on management and leadership? What kinds of changes would you suggest to the library school curriculum in terms of the types of courses and outside experiences?
  • As a library manager, what are your major overall concerns as we begin the second half of 2010?

For submission guidelines

We welcome your articles
and commentaries by
August 25th

Please send all submissions to our
Executive Editor, Colette Meehan

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

ACA 36th Annual Conference, June 2-4, 2011, Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Back to Basics??
The general statement which all archives use to describe their role and function is to acquire, arrange and describe, preserve and make available the records in their care. From the language we use to the descriptive formats we prescribe, the manner in which this is done is constantly evolving though much of the thought behind our practice remains the same.

The 2011 ACA Programme Committee is seeking proposals that examine the core functions and theoretical underpinnings of the work that archivists undertake in order to understand how they are holding up in the face of changing technologies, a changing user and donor base, and the increased demands on shrinking budgets. By examining the historical precedents in light of the current archival practices of today the committee hopes to enliven discussion and spark conversations about the intersection of theory and methodology in the current landscape.

Proposals are invited from all areas of archival theory and practice and may include such topics as:

What do we want to acquire?
Has this fundamentally changed or merely morphed?
What might a new landscape look like?
Documentation strategies: new emphasis on an old practice.
Does the acquisition of electronic records affect core functions and core competencies of the archivist?
Old “New Media” –  acquisition concerns and possibilities.

“Arrange and Describe”
Language and descriptive standards – who do they serve and how should they evolve.
The electronic/hypertext environment – does it fundamentally alter our notions of interrelatedness and context presenting new arrangement challenges.
Archival description in the age of wikis, social tagging, and user-generated data
How do traditional archival concepts cohere with contemporary information challenges which question the meaning of custody, reproduction and distribution of version, fixity and stability of form, and collaborative authorship?

“Preserve and Make Available”
Who are our researchers, and does the audience effect the nature of work an archives undertakes?
Digitization projects and the role of archivist as curator.
More Product, Less Process (MPLP): reactionary measure or revolutionary step?
What effects are changing privacy and intellectual-property rights having on access or acquisition?

The 2011 Conference Program Committee invites contributions, of either a practical and/or theoretical nature, in a variety of formats including:

Traditional session:
formal presentation of papers; approximately 20 minutes per speaker, with questions to follow as time allows.

Panel discussion:
abbreviated presentation of papers; approximately 10-15 minutes per speaker, with discussion to follow.

brief 5-7 minute presentations with open discussion

Focused Debate on a specific topic:
brief presentations with open discussion & debate to follow

Poster session:
information is summarized using texts and images, and mounted on poster board

Use the “Call for Submission” button on the ACA website at Submitting your session proposal in electronic form using this link is strongly encouraged.

Note: Please be advised there will be a Call for Student Papers as well as a Call for Posters later this year, with submission deadlines early in 2011.

The deadline for submission of proposals is:
24 September 2010

Please feel free to direct questions to:
Heather Home, Chair,
ACA 2011 Program Committee
Queen’s University Archives
Kathleen Ryan Hall
Queen’s University
Kingston, Ontario K7L 3N6

Contact details:
telephone: 613.533.6000 x74456

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Wednesday, August 4, 2010

3rd International m-libraries conference: Mobile technologies: information on the move Brisbane, Australia 11 - 13 May 2011


This conference, hosted by The University of Southern Queensland in collaboration with Athabasca University, the Open University, Thompson Rivers University and Emerald Group Publishing, aims to explore and share work carried out in libraries around the world to deliver services and resources to users ‘on the move’ via a growing plethora of mobile or handheld devices.

The conference will bring together researchers, technical developers, managers and library practitioners to exchange experience and expertise and generate ideas for future developments.

We are seeking papers on the following themes:
  1. Emerging mobile technologies (including platforms, devices and software) 
  2. Delivering new mobile services to users
  3. New mobile applications (technical)
  4. Mobile users (e.g. studies of requirements and/or behaviour)
  5. Development of content for mobiles (including OERs, commercially published, user-generated etc.)
  6. Privacy and mobiles
  7. Copyright issues for mobile delivery

Please submit your abstracts (up to 300 words) to
by November 1st.

These will be subject to peer review
and authors will be notified by
14 January 2011.

We expect that papers may include research reports, demonstrations of technical developments, practical case studies or reviews. Posters are also invited.

Papers or presentation
Papers or presentations should last no longer than
20 minutes plus 5 minutes for questions.

Contact Information

General enquiries

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