Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Digital Humanities

Call for Papers
Osaka Symposium on Digital Humanities 2011

The Inaugural Symposium of Japanese Association for Digital Humanities
28–9 March 2011

Hosted by the Graduate School of Language and Culture, University of Osaka

Submission deadline: 7 February 2011 (Midnight JST).

Presentations include:

Papers (abstract max of 300 words) or

Multiple paper sessions, including panels (overview max of 300 words)

Call for Papers Announcement

I. General Information

The OSDH2011 Programme Committee invites submissions of abstracts of

no less than 300 words on any aspect of digital humanities, from

information technology to problems in humanities research and

teaching. We welcome submissions particularly relating to

interdisciplinary work and on new developments in the field. The

symposium web site is in development at The Programme Committee

aims for a varied programme.

Proposals might, for example, relate to the following aspects of

digital humanities:

• research issues, including data mining, information design

and modelling, software studies, and humanities research enabled

through the digital medium;

• computer-based research and computer applications in

literary, linguistic, cultural and historical studies, including

electronic literature, public humanities, and interdisciplinary

aspects of modern scholarship. Some examples might be text analysis,

corpora, corpus linguistics, language processing, language learning;

• the digital arts, architecture, music, film, theatre, new

media, and related areas;

• the creation and curation of humanities digital resources;

• the role of digital humanities in academic curricula;

Astracts should be sent to The deadline

for submitting abstracts to the Programme Committee is 7 February

2011. Presenters will be notified of acceptance on 14 February 2011.

II. Types of Proposals

Proposals to the Programme Committee may be either: (1) paper

presentations or (2) multi-paper sessions (either three-paper or panel

sessions). Papers/sessions should be given in English.

1) Paper presentations: Individual papers will be allocated twenty

(20) minutes for presentation and ten (10) minutes for questions.

2) Multiple Paper Sessions (90 minutes): The session/panel organizer

should submit an abstract of 300 words describing the session/panel

topic, how it will be organized, the names of all the speakers, and an

indication that each speaker is willing to participate in the session.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Academic Writing Seminar

The Librarian as Academic Writer: a Seminar on Getting Published

Venue: Connaught Suite, Glenroyal Hotel, Maynooth, Co. Kildare

Organiser: Library, National University of Ireland, Maynooth
Date: Thursday 24th February 2011
Description: In this one-day seminar, publishers, editors, authors and other experienced writers will offer insights and advice on the following

publishing articles in peer-reviewed journals
submitting conference papers and posters
publishing book chapters and books
developing your practice and research into an advanced degree
This seminar will provide an opportunity to learn from experts in the field. It is not about the mechanics of writing.

Poster Exhibition: Participants in the seminar will be invited to bring poster presentations and exhibit them if they wish. Emerald Group Publishing Limited will offer a prize for the winning poster. This will be a book of the winner’s choice from their book store Posters may have been previously exhibited.

Audience: Library Staff who actively wish to write journal articles, books or book chapters, present posters or undertake advanced degrees.

Cost: €120

The full programe and application form is available at

For queries please e-mail

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Call for papers

LIBER 40th Annual General Conference, Universitat Polit├Ęcnica de Catalunya, Barcelona [29 June - 2 July 2011]

“Getting Europe ready for 2020: the library's role in research, education and society”


The Programme Committee invites original presentations and posters on one or more of the following topics:
• Opening up access to content through (mass) digitisation
• Innovative business models for dissemination of scientific data
• Measuring the impact of scholarly communication
• User behaviour and the users' demand for services
• Enhancing the resource discovery experience
• Advancing information literacy and skills
• Digital preservation
• Mobile devices and applications
• New roles and partnerships

• Marketing research libraries

We invite submissions of:
• Research papers presenting theoretical solutions, but with a clear illustration on how these solutions can be applied
• Position papers presenting opinions on some aspect of practice, or describing work that is still in progress, but sufficiently mature to warrant attention
• Experiences and case studies specifying requirements, challenges or opportunities
• Best practices
Instructions for submitting abstracts
• Please submit the abstracts of your paper or poster via Deadline for submission of abstracts is 31 January 2011.
• Abstract length should not exceed 2500 characters. Please note that the language of the conference will be English, and therefore the committee will only accept submissions in this language
• All submitted abstracts will be peer-reviewed by at least two reviewers
• A selection of full papers will be published in LIBER Quarterly, the LIBER e-only Open Access journal (
LIBER Award for Library Innovation

The 3 most innovative abstracts will receive the LIBER Award for Library Innovation ( The prize consists of the opportunity to present the winning paper/poster at the LIBER Annual Conference 2011 in Barcelona, free registration, plus travelling expenses and accommodation.

LIBER Annual Conference Fund
The Programme Committee will select 10 abstracts from libraries in Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Greece, Hungary, Moldova, Portugal, Romania, Turkey and Ukraine and reward them with a grant of 300 euro and free registration for the LIBER Annual Conference (
For more information about the call for papers-posters and for submitting your abstracts, please go to

Monday, January 3, 2011

call for papers

Call for papers

Library Hi Tech is a peer-reviewed, ISI-indexed journal published by Emerald Group Publishing, Ltd.

The journal is seeking papers about user research and technology for a special issue, which will focus on user research and technology. The topic includes both user research about technology and technology for user research.

Those interested in submitting an article should send a brief proposal (200 words max) to lht.editorial.staff @ before 15 February 2011.