Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Call for Papers, Posters & Workshops

We invite you to submit a paper /abstract /poster /workshop to the 4th

Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries International Conference
(QQML2012), 22 - 25 May 2012, Limerick, Ireland.
Abstract submission deadline: 30 October 2011.

First Call of Proposals QQML2012
Dear Colleagues,
It is our great pleasure to announce the 4th Qualitative and Quantitative
Methods in Libraries International Conference (QQML2012) at 22 - 25 May
2012, Limerick, Ireland.

Since 2009 QQML has provided an excellent framework for the presentation of
new trends and developments in every aspect of Library and Information
Science, Technology, Applications and Research.

QQML2009, QQML2010 and QQML2011 were successful events both from the number and quality of the presentations and from the post conference publications
in Journals and Books.
QQML2012 will continue and expand the related topics.

Papers are invited for this international conference. The conference will
consider, but not be limited to, the following indicative themes:
Advocacy, networking and influencing: methodologies for building the
evidence base in library and information services (LIS) Balanced Scorecard
tools in libraries Bibliometrics Change of Libraries and the Managerial
Techniques Conceptual and Organizational Perspectives of Knowledge
Communication, Copyright and licensing Data mining
Development and Assessment of Digital Repositories
Development of new metrics
Digital archives
Digital preservation
Distance learning and the role of the library E-Books E-Learning and the
contribution of the libraries, archives and museums E-research E-science
Electronic publishing Financial Management for Excellence Human resources
management Information and Knowledge Services Information literacy:
Information sharing, Democracy and lifelong learning Information retrieval
Innovative management Institutional repositories Intercultural management
Knowledge Based Systems and their Applications Knowledge management concept
and technology, Knowledge mining Libraries and shared services Library
Cooperation: Problems and Challenges at the beginning of the 21st century
Library management and marketing Library statistics Measuring information
literacy effectiveness Metadata creation New means of selecting, collecting,
organizing, and distributing digital content Ontologies Open Access and Open
Source Operational information systems Performance Measurement and
Competitiveness Publishing Models, Processes and Systems Qualitative and
Quantitative methodologies Re-engineering change in higher education
Resource development policy Scholarly Information and the new communication
technologies Semantics Semantics Web Software Strategic management Team
building and management Technology in the Communication: an interactive tool
for development Technology transfer and Innovation in library management
Theoretical models of information media User education
Special Sessions - Workshops
You may send proposals for Special Sessions (4-6 papers) or Workshops (more
than 2 sessions) including the title and a brief description at: or from the electronic submission at the web page:

You may also send Abstracts/Papers to be included in the following sessions,
to new sessions or as contributed papers at the web page:

Contributions may be realized through one of the following ways a.
structured abstracts (not exceeding 500 words) and presentation; b. full
papers (not exceeding 7,000 words); c. posters (not exceeding 2,500 words);
d. visual presentations (Pecha kucha). These presentations consist of
exactly 20 slides, each of which is displayed for 20 seconds. Total
presentation time is precisely 6 minutes 40 seconds and so it is important
to use the transition feature in PowerPoint to time your presentation

In all the above cases at least one of the authors ought to be registered in
the conference. Abstracts and full papers should be submitted electronically

within the timetable provided in the web page:

The abstracts and full papers should be in compliance to the author


All abstracts will be published in the Conference Book of Abstracts and in

the website of the Conference. The papers of the conference will be

published in the website of the conference, after the permission of the


Student submissions

The Conference offers Postgraduate students and PhD Candidates a Competition

opportunity. Students who submit to the conference could take part to the

competition, by submitting only one paper to the competition. Students who

enter to the competition have to participate to the conference and register


The papers will be judged by a scientific committee on the significance of

the research theme, the research methodology, the description of the results

and the organization of the presentation.

Professors and Supervisors are encouraged to organize conference sessions of

Postgraduate theses and dissertations.

Please direct any questions regarding the QQML 2012 Conference and Student

Research Competition to: the secretariat of the conference at:

On behalf of the Conference Committee

Dr. Anthi Katsirikou, Conference Co-Chair University of Piraeus Library

Director Head, European Documentation Center Board Member of the Greek

Association of Librarians and Information Professionals

Jerald Cavanagh BSc Econ, MSc, MA, Local Committee Co-Chair Institute

Librarian Limerick Institute of Technology Limerick, Rep of Ireland

Call for Papers and Posters

HEAnet National Conference 2011

Call for papers and posters

Hello everyone,

Just a quick reminder to those of you who haven't already submitted an
abstract, lightning talk or poster...
The call for papers will close at midnight on Sunday, 31st July 2011, so
if you a topic of interest and would like to speak, we have some
programme slots still available:
In the meantime, registration for the conference is open and available
In recognition of the difficult times we are in, we have kept delegate
fees low at €445, to enable maximum attendance. Given the technology and
skills updates along with the many learning opportunities which the
conference provides for delegates, we hope you would agree that this
still represents very good value for money, and look forward to seeing
you in Kilkenny in November.

Fi Coyle
Communications Manager
HEAnet National Conference 2011 - Registration is now open:

HEAnet Ltd

5 George's Dock

IFSC, Dublin 1

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Call for book proposals

IGI Global is pleased to announce that it is accepting new proposals for contribution to the “Advances in Library Information Science” (ALIS) book series. The series, which first launched in the spring of 2010, currently comprises 20 research-oriented publications on the developments and trends affecting libraries in the United States and around the world.

ALIS mission is to expand the body of library science literature by covering a wide range of subjects, particularly those relating to emerging technologies, digitization of resources, information literacy, library education, and collection development. The series is also complemented by a quarterly newsletter , which promotes each book’s content ahead of publication.

Librarians interested in becoming ALIS authors or editors are encouraged to submit
a proposal, along with a short biography and CV, electronically (as Word documents) by August 1st for all summer submissions to,

For more information on how to submit a proposal,
please visit

For information about IGI Global’s existing library science titles,

you may browse the LIS brochure or LIS topic collection.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

call for contributors

Managing Information magazine is seeking contributions on the following topics:

* Case studies on information audit and knowledge asset registers
* How health libraries and information services are supporting patient

care and the development of expertise during this time of tight finances;

* Practical application of Linked Data;

* Success stories about enhancing and reinventing services while reducing


* Use of Records Management for implementation of effective freedom of

information policies.

* Use of social media in delivering, developing and promoting library and

information services.The editor is also looking for regular columnists (10

issues per year, or 5 issues each on a shared contributions basis) on the

following topics:

* Health information

* Legal information

* Financial and corporate information

* Knowledge management

* Taxonomy, ontology and metadata

* Records management

* Archiving

The deadlines for the rest of this year are: 22 July 2011. Then a rule-of-thumb of the 15th of each month (give or take a day if that falls on a weekend or Bank Holiday) until October, then 15th December.

If you are interested in contributing on any of the above, please get in touch

with the editor-in-chief, Graham Coult:
Call for Papers

7th International Digital Curation Conference (IDCC)

Public? Private? Personal? navigating the open data landscape

5-7 December 2011, Marriott Royal Hotel, Bristol, UK


The draft programme for IDCC11 is now available:
The Call for Papers is still open - closing date for submissions of
papers is 25 July 2011.

Possible topic areas arising from our conference theme include:

•Lessons learned from the inter-disciplinary use of open data:

examples of enablers, barriers and success stories

•Curation of mixed data collections, with open and sensitive or private


•Gathering evidence for benefits of data sharing

•Building capacity for the effective management, sharing and reuse of

open data

•Scale issues in the management of sensitive data

•Tensions between maintaining quality and openness

•Linked data, open data, closed data and provenance

•Technical and organisational solutions for data security

•Developing new metrics for open data

•Ethical issues and personal data

•Legislation and open data

Call for Papers

Submission template:

Sent on behalf of IDCC10 Programme Committee:

Co-chaired by Kevin Ashley, Director and Liz Lyon, Associate Director of

the DCC and Clifford Lynch, Executive Director of CNI.


Bridget Robinson

DCC Community Development

UKOLN, University of Bath

Bath BA2 7AY

Tel: + 44 (0) 1225 383343

Saturday, July 2, 2011

call for papers

Call for papers: Cataloging Collaborations and Partnerships

A special issue of Cataloging & Classification Quarterly will be devoted to an exploration of how cataloging units or organizations have partnered or collaborated with others to address the changing needs of their customers.

The guest editor invites submissions from professionals in cataloging and metadata, as well as other related disciplines. Submissions by authors outside North America are encouraged.

Case studies, historical surveys and research studies are all of interest. Topics of interest include but are not restricted to:

• Collaborations with vendors or utilities

• Collaborations with other libraries or consortia

• Collaborations between public and academic library cataloging units

• Collaborative development of new systems

• Collaborative development of standards

• International collaborative efforts

• Assessment of collaborative efforts

• Advantages and disadvantages of collaboration

• Costs/benefits of collaboration


• Abstract (up to 300 words) due to by July 31, 2011

• Notification of appropriateness: August 31, 2011

• Manuscript submission: February 28, 2012

• Notification of acceptance/rejection: April 30, 2012

• Final papers due: June 30, 2012


Rebecca L. Mugridge, Head, Cataloging and Metadata Services, The Pennsylvania State University

Instructions for authors can be found at:

call for contributors

Call for Contributors: Preserving Local Writers, Genealogy, Photographs, Newspapers and Related Materials

Book Publisher: Scarecrow Press

Co-Editors, Carol Smallwood, The Frugal Librarian: Thriving in Tough Economic Times, American Library Association, 2011
and Elaine Williams, MLS, Highland County District Library, Lynchburg, Ohio.

Chapters sought for an anthology by librarians who’ve worked with historical societies and/or their libraries in preserving local history, newspaper preservation, managed manuscript/book collections of local authors, photography collections, kept student oral and written interviews, and have done/are doing related activities. Tips needed on overcoming liability and invasion of privacy issues, what to save, ways to preserve local material. Librarians are often the last chance important aspects of local culture have of being conserved.

No previously published, simultaneously submitted material; 3,000-3,500 words. Concise, how-to chapters, using bullets, headings. One author. Compensation: one complimentary book, discount on additional copies.

Please e-mail 2 topics described separately in 2 sentences by July 20, 2011 with a short bio. Kindly place, PRESERVING/Your Name, on the subject line to: