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January/February 2017
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In Print

Point to Point

Calls for Participation

Goings On

Deadline Reminders


C L I P S   A N D   P O I N T E R S

January/February 2017


In Print

  • Keeping Up with...Open Peer Review, by Emily Ford, Assistant Professor\ Urban and Public Affairs Librarian at the Portland State University Branford Price Millar Library. Published by ACRL.

    "Keeping Up With... is an online current awareness publication from the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) featuring concise briefs on trends in academic librarianship and higher education. From the Introduction: Increasingly publications are opening up their peer review processes, allowing authors and referees to know one another's identities. Peer-review processes that disclose referee and author identities are considered open peer review (OPR). OPR seeks to ameliorate issues in traditional double and single-blind review processes including but not limited to: time from submission to publication, reviewer accountability, and more."

  • Getting a million dollar digital collection grant in six easy steps, by Taylor Surface, in the OCLC blog: Next, 6 December 2016.

    Author quote: "The goal is good, the materials are fantastic, the benefit to the community is apparent. In my experience, the search for the 'Million Dollar Grant' often fails because it doesn't follow these six important steps."

  • The Medium-Term Prospects for Long-Term Storage Systems, by David Rosenthal, Stanford University, posted on the DSHR Blog December 13, 2016.

    "This is an enhanced version of a journal article that has been accepted for publication in Library Hi Tech, with images that didn't meet the journal's criteria, and additional material reflecting developments since submission."

  • Shooting at Florida State University Libraries: The Act, Aftermath, and Response, © Julia Zimmerman and Susannah C. Miller, in Research Library Issues, No 289, (2016). This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

    "Shortly after midnight on November 20, 2014, a Florida State University (FSU) alumnus, Myron May, opened fire with a semiautomatic handgun at FSU's Robert Manning Strozier Library, injuring two students and one staff member before the police shot and killed May. This article describes the events of that night, the aftermath, and the responses of the university, libraries, and students. We hope this will be helpful to others who want to prepare for the possibility of something like this happening in their libraries."

  • Issues in Science & Technology Librarianship, Number 85, Fall 2016, edited by Andrea L. Duda, University of California, Santa Barbara.

    "Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship publishes substantive content of interest to science and technology librarians. It serves as a vehicle for sci-tech librarians to share successful initiatives and innovative ideas, and to publish peer-reviewed or board-accepted papers, including case studies, practical applications, theoretical essays, web/bibliographies, and research papers relevant to the functions and operations of science and technology libraries in all settings. Through its columns ISTL also publishes reviews, opinions, and best practices."

  • IIIF Community Newsletter, Volume 1, Issue 1, International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF) Consortium, November 2016.

    About IIIF: "Access to image-based resources is fundamental to research, scholarship and the transmission of cultural knowledge. Digital images are a container for much of the information content in the Web-based delivery of images, books, newspapers, manuscripts, maps, scrolls, single sheet collections, and archival materials. Yet much of the Internet's image-based resources are locked up in silos, with access restricted to bespoke, locally built applications. A growing community of the world's leading research libraries and image repositories have embarked on an effort to collaboratively produce an interoperable technology and community framework for image delivery."

  • DuraSpace Digest, DuraSpace Organization.

    "DuraSpace Digest is a monthly publication highlighting the activities of DuraSpace, its projects, DSpace, Fedora, and VIVO, its services, DuraCloud and DSpaceDirect as well as sharing community news."

  • Informer, Autumn 2016.

    "Informer is the quarterly newsletter of the BCS Information Retrieval Specialist Group (IRSG). Its aim is to provide insights and inspiration to researchers and professionals working in all aspects of search and information retrieval."


Point to Point

  • WP4 - Tutorials INGEST and DISSEMINATION workflow, Consortium of European Social Science Data Archives (CESSDA), November 2016

    "These tutorials are designed for an advanced target audience involved in data archiving and also offer basic introductions for beginners. Many institutions in the area of long-term data preservation provide excellent information and training materials on these subjects; the sub-sections therefore include a number of links, grouped under the categories documentation, training, and example.The section OVERALL INFORMATION includes training materials and examples on practices in general."

  • LYRASIS Class Catalog for January - April 2017

    "LYRASIS is starting off 2017 with these online digital and preservation classes." Some are free of charge and others have fees for members and/or nonmembers.


Calls for Participation

  • RuleML+RR: International Joint Conference on Rules and Reasoning, 12 - 15 July 2017, London, United Kingdom. Call for papers. The title and abstract registration deadline is 15 February 2017.

    "RuleML+RR 2017 aims to bring together rigorous researchers and inventive practitioners, interested in the foundations and applications of rules and reasoning in academia, industry, engineering, business, finance, healthcare and other application areas. It will provide a forum for stimulating cooperation and cross-fertilization between the many different communities focused on the research, development and applications of rule-based systems."

  • WLIC 2017 IFLA World Library and Information Congress - Knowledge Management Section: "How does knowledge management inform change agency?", 19 - 25 August 2017, Wroclaw, Poland. Call for papers. The submission deadline for abstracts is 24 February 2017.

    "Knowledge management and information professionals will contribute to the 2017 WLIC theme of Libraries, Solidarity and Society by sharing examples of organizational change management. Abstracts/papers that focus on the role of knowledge managers and information professionals in organizational change management are welcome. Any exploration of methods for communication and training, establishing solidarity with those affected by change, as well as case studies on adoption of innovation in the library, workplace, academe, and society will be considered for this open session."

  • Practice & Experience in Advanced Research Computing, 9 - 13 July 2017, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 6 March 2017.

    "PEARC17 welcomes all who care about the challenges in using and operating advanced research computing. Organizations supporting this new conference include the Advancing Research Computing on Campuses: Best Practices Workshop (ARCC), XSEDE, the Science Gateways Community Institute, the Campus Research Computing (CaRC) Consortium, the ACI-REF consortium, the Blue Waters project, ESnet, Open Science Grid, Compute Canada, the EGI Foundation, the Coalition for Academic Scientific Computation (CASC), and Internet2."

  • 3rd Web Audio Conference (WAC), 21 - 23 August 2017, London, United Kingdom. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 29 March 2017.

    "WAC is an international conference dedicated to web audio technologies and applications and addresses research, development, design, and standards concerned with emerging audio-related web technologies such as Web Audio API, Web RTC, WebSockets, and Javascript. The conference welcomes web developers, music technologists, computer musicians, application designers, researchers, and people involved in web standards."

  • Twentieth anniversary International Conference on Text, Speech and Dialogue (TSD 2017), 27 - 31 August 2017, Praha (Prague), Czech Republic. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 31 March 2017.

    "The TSD series has evolved as a prime forum for interaction between researchers in both spoken and written language processing from all over the world. Proceedings of the TSD conference form a book published by Springer-Verlag in their Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (LNAI) series. The TSD proceedings are regularly indexed by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index. LNAI series are listed in all major citation databases such as DBLP, SCOPUS, EI, INSPEC, or COMPENDEX."

  • Innovative and Creative Education and Teaching International Conference, 21 - 23 June 2017, Badajoz, Spain. Call for papers. The submission deadline for one-page abstracts is 31 March 2017.

    "This event aims to be a forum for researchers, scientists, scholar and scholar students to exchange and share their experiences, new ideas, and research results about all aspects of Creative Education and Technology, and discuss the practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted."


Goings On

  • DELix - Lisbon Winter School on Data Science and Engineering 16 - 18 February 2017, Lisbon, Portugal.

    "Objectives: DELix will cover the potential and limitations of the state of the art in techniques and technology for data science and engineering; The special focus of the 2017 edition will be on 'Stream Processing'; The level will range from introductory up to middle level. Targeted audience: Professionals (Engineering or Business) aware of data transformation challenges or from industries providing solutions for that purpose; University students (PhD and MSc) focused on data science and engineering."

  • NISO Virtual Conference: Using Open Source in Your Institution, 17 February 2017, 11:00 - 5:00 p.m. (Eastern Time). Registration closes on Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. Eastern.

    "During this virtual conference, we will explore the variety of decision points regarding an open sources investment to ensure a successful implementation. The session will cover investments necessary both at a staffing, technology resources, as well as legal issues to consider. We will cover integration issues, collaboration and support networks that can either hinder or propel a project's realization. Case studies of open source successes and disappointments will be covered."

  • 3rd International Conference on Information Systems Security and Privacy - ICISSP 2017, 19 - 21 February 2017, Porto, Portugal.

    "The International Conference on Information Systems Security and Privacy aims at creating a meeting point for researchers and practitioners that address security and privacy challenges that concern information systems, especially in organizations, including not only technological issues but also social issues."

  • 5th International Conference on Model-Driven Engineering and Software Development - MODELSWARD 2017, 19 - 21 February 2017, Porto, Portugal.

    "The purpose of the International Conference on Model-Driven Engineering and Software Development, MODELSWARD 2017, is to provide a platform for researchers, engineers, academicians as well as industrial professionals from all over the world to present their research results and development activities in using models and model driven engineering techniques for Software Development."

  • 12th International Digital Curation Conference, 20 - 23 February 2017, Edinburgh, United Kingdom.

    "The conference brings together digital curation professionals and educators with data producers and consumers to consider digital curation in a multi-disciplinary context."

  • 9th International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence - ICAART 2017, 24 - 26 February 2017, Porto, Portugal.

    "The purpose of the International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence is to bring together researchers, engineers and practitioners interested in the theory and applications in the areas of Agents and Artificial Intelligence. Two simultaneous related tracks will be held, covering both applications and current research work. One track focuses on Agents, Multi-Agent Systems and Software Platforms, Distributed Problem Solving and Distributed AI in general. The other track focuses mainly on Artificial Intelligence, Knowledge Representation, Planning, Learning, Scheduling, Perception Reactive AI Systems, and Evolutionary Computing and other topics related to Intelligent Systems and Computational Intelligence."

  • NFAIS 2017 Annual Conference, 26 - 28 February 2017, Alexandria, Virginia, USA.

    "The NFAIS 2017 Annual Conference will build on the ideas of re-engineering and evolving the scholarly record – and its impact on scholarly communication – in the digital age."

  • International Conference on Computer Graphics Theory and Applications – GRAPP 2017, 27 February - 1 March 2017, Porto, Portugal.

    "The International Conference on Computer Graphics Theory and Applications aims at becoming a major point of contact between researchers, engineers and practitioners in Computer Graphics. The conference will be structured along five main tracks, covering different aspects related to Computer Graphics, from Modelling to Rendering, including Animation, Interactive Environments and Social Agents In Computer Graphics."

  • 1st International Conference on Human Computer Interaction Theory and Applications – HUCAPP 2017, 27 February - 1 March 2017, Porto, Portugal.

    "The International Conference on Human Computer Interaction Theory and Applications aims at becoming a major point of contact between researchers, engineers and practitioners in Human Computer Interaction. The conference will be structured along seventeen main tracks, covering different aspects related to Human Computer Interaction, from Theories, Models and User Evaluation, Interaction Techniques and Devices, Haptic and Multimodal Interaction, and Agents and Human Interaction."

  • 8th International Conference on Information Visualization Theory and Applications, 27 February - 1 March 2017, Porto, Portugal.

    "The International Conference on Information Visualization Theory and Applications aims at becoming a major point of contact between researchers, engineers and practitioners in Information Visualization. The conference will be structured along several topics related to Information Visualization."

  • 12th International Conference on Computer Vision Theory and Applications – VISAPP 2017, 27 February - 1 March 2017, Porto, Portugal.

    "The International Conference on Computer Vision Theory and Applications aims at becoming a major point of contact between researchers, engineers and practitioners on the area of computer vision application systems. Five simultaneous tracks will be held, covering all different aspects related to computer vision: Image Formation and Preprocessing; Image and Video Analysis and Understanding; Motion, Tracking and Stereo Vision; and Applications and Services."

  • Digitorium 2017, 2 - 4 March 2017, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA.

    "Digitorium 2017 is the Digital Humanities Conference hosted by the University of Alabama. Inspired by working with scholars and students in many different departments, the Alabama Digital Humanities Center has created Digitorium, with the generous support of the University Libraries and the Hudson Strode Program in Renaissance Studies in the Department of English at the University of Alabama, to provide a new venue to discuss the wide range of digital methods which are used and shared by researchers, graduate students, and practitioners from both the humanities and also the social sciences."

  • ICCSIT 2017: 19th International Conference on Computer Science and Information Technology, 5 - 6 March 2017, Rome, Italy.

    "The ICCSIT 2017: 19th International Conference on Computer Science and Information Technology aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of Computer Science and Information Technology. It also provides a premier interdisciplinary platform for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns as well as practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted in the fields of Computer Science and Information Technology."

  • ACM SIGIR Conference on Human Information Interaction & Retrieval (CHIIR), 7 - 11 March 2017, Oslo, Norway.

    "CHIIR is the pre-eminent forum for the presentation and discussion of research related to the user-centered aspects of information interaction and information retrieval, including human involvement in search activities, information seeking and use in context, and the design of interactive systems."

  • ISI2017 - 15th International Symposium of Information Science, 13 - 15 March 2017, Berlin, Germany.

    "With the ongoing digitization and virtualization of goods, services and living environments, information science reflects on the potential changes within the information society. While some parts of the community proclaim a revolutionary shift not only in the way we approach information and information systems, but also in the way society constitutes itself, others state that while the applications and interfaces adapt to advances in information technology, the underlying principles for human interactions with information remain the same. ISI 2017 invited contributions on the development of innovative information spaces and services, on analyses of human-computer interactions in physical or virtual information spaces and on the role of information science and its research endeavors."

  • AIIM Conference 2017, 13 - 16 March 2017, Orlando, Florida, USA.

    "In the digital era we're living in, an organization's information is its most important asset. Organizations are seeking leaders who are able to turn their business information into a competitive advantage....Learn the skills necessary for the ever-evolving and expanding role of the Information professionals at The AIIM Conference 2017."

  • Digifest, 14 - 15 March 2017, Birmingham, United Kingdom.

    "Digifest will be celebrating the power of digital, its potential to transform and its capacity to revolutionise learning and teaching."

  • Fourth Annual Library Publishing Forum, 20 - 22 March 2017, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.

    "The Library Publishing Forum brings together representatives from libraries engaged in (or considering) publishing initiatives to define and address major questions and challenges; to identify and document collaborative opportunities; to strengthen and promote this community of practice; and to advance this vibrant subfield of academic publishing."

  • Grant Makers Network Annual Conference, 20 - 22 March 2017, Hollywood, California, USA.

    "Now more than ever before, grants managers are in the spotlight, as their critical contributions to philanthropy take center stage. From effective streamlining to data analysis and knowledge management, grants managers are doing the work that defines grantmaking. GMN...welcomes all philanthropy staff to Hollywood in March 2017 for a conference focused on giving grants managers top billing in their organizations and across the sector."

  • ACRL 2017, 22 - 25 March 2017, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.

    "The ACRL Conference is your once-every-two-years opportunity to access the best information, discover new ideas, and stay at the forefront of the profession."

  • 2017 IA Summit Theme: Designing for Humans: IA meet AI, 22 - 26 March 2017, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

    "Information Architects have always recognized the essential role of the user. To be successful, IA must work for people. But as artificial intelligence and machine learning increase in power and prevalence, how can we ensure that technology serves human needs, and not the other way around? This year's theme, Designing for Humans will bring multi-faceted discussions to the Summit around topics such as human-centered design, ethics in technology, and how to reconcile the presence of artificial intelligence with the real needs and experiences of people."

  • Library Leaders Summit: future-proofing libraries: strategies & practices, 28 - 29 March 2017, Arlington, Virginia, USA.

    "The Library Leaders Summit is an interactive, intimate experience for senior managers and leaders to discuss new options, including the use of outcome measures with colleagues and industry experts. During the sessions, directors and top managers are exposed to some exciting new projects to develop outcome measures that matter to decision makers."

  • Computers in Libraries, 28 - 30 March 2017, Arlington, Virginia, USA.

    "Whether it's building creative spaces with learning commons and makerspaces; engaging audiences in different ways with community managers and embedded librarians; advocating for learning and literacy in new and exciting ways; using new technologies to provide engaging services and apps; partnering with museums or chambers of commerce; Computers in Libraries 2017 is all about Upping Our Game: Taking Libraries to New Heights with Technology."

  • Personal Digital Archiving 2017, 29 - 31 March 2017, Palo Alto, California, USA.

    "As the centrality of personal digital archives and the ubiquity of digital content grows, librarians, archivists, scholars, students, activists, and those who fill the role of the "family IT person," have to deal with how to best select, preserve, and manage digital material. PDA 2017 seeks to host a discussion across domains focusing on how to best manage personal digital material, be it at a large institution or in a home office."

  • Eighth International Conference on the Applications of Digital Information and Web Technologies (ICADIWT 2017), 29 - 31 March 2017, Juarez, Mexico.

    "The Eighth International Conference on the Applications of Digital Information and Web Technologies (ICADIWT 2017) is a forum for scientists, engineers, and practitioners to present their latest research results, ideas, developments and applications in the areas of Computer Communications, Communication networks, Communication Software Communication Technologies and Applications, and other related themes."

  • Visual Resources Association's 34th Annual Conference, 29 March - 1 April 2017, Louisville, Kentucky, USA.

    "The Visual Resources Association is pleased to present our 34th Annual Conference, which will explore 'Unbridled Opportunities' in image, media, and data management within the educational, cultural heritage, and commercial environments."

Deadline Reminders

(Unless otherwise noted, text above enclosed in quotation marks is quoted from the web sites for those items or events or from press releases received by D-Lib Magazine from the hosting or event-affiliated organizations.)

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