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November/December 2015
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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

November/December 2015


In Print

  • The Library in the Life of the User: Engaging with People Where They Live and Learn, by Lynn Silipigni Connaway, OCLC Research. This compilation is © 2015 OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc., October 2015.

    From the Abstract: "This compilation will be of interest to librarians, information scientists and library and information science students and researchers as they think about new ways to provide user-centered library services and to conduct research that will inform practice in ways to engage and build relationships with users and potential users. "

  • Libraries at the Crossroads, by John B. Horrigan, Copyright 2015 Pew Research Center, September 15, 2015.

    "The results reported here come from a nationally representative telephone survey of 2,004 Americans ages 16 and older, conducted from March 17-April 12, 2015 by the Pew Research Center....American libraries are buffeted by cross currents. Citizens believe that libraries are important community institutions and profess interest in libraries offering a range of new program possibilities. Yet, even as the public expresses interest in additional library services, there are signs that the share of Americans visiting libraries has edged downward over the past three years, although it is too soon to know whether or not this is a trend."

  • DRAFT Preservation Events Controlled Vocabulary, PREMIS Editorial Committee, October 2015.

    "The PREMIS Editorial Committee is pleased to announce the release of a draft update to the controlled vocabulary for digital preservation events. Version 3 of the PREMIS Data Dictionary was released in June 2015. As part of that work, the Committee also reviewed the controlled vocabulary for preservation events. The preservation events controlled vocabulary was last modified in August 2012 and is part of the preservation vocabularies maintained at the Library of Congress Linked Data Service."

  • Best Practices for Google Analytics in Digital Libraries, Authored by the Digital Library Federation Assessment Interest Group Analytics working group.

    "The purpose of this white paper is to provide digital libraries with guidelines that maximize the effectiveness and relevance of data collected through the Google Analytics service for assessment purposes. The paper recommends tracking 14 specific metrics within Google Analytics, and provides library-centric examples of how to employ the resulting data in making decisions and setting institutional goals and priorities."

  • SPEC Kit 348: Rapid Fabrication/Makerspace Services, Micah Altman, Matthew Bernhardt, and Lisa Horowitz, et. al., Association of Research Libraries, September 2015.

    "This SPEC Kit explores current ARL member library engagement with 3-D printing, rapid fabrication and digitization technologies, and makerspaces. This study covers the types of service offerings libraries provide, the location of these services, the hardware and software that is available for users, service hours and staffing, user outreach and training, budget and funding, and evaluation of the service." The entire SPEC Kit can be purchased from the Association of Research Libraries, and the Executive Summary can be downloaded at no charge.

  • ERCIM News, Special theme: Augmented Reality Issue 103, October 2015.

    "ERCIM News is published quarterly by ERCIM, the European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics...ERCIM aims to foster collaborative work within the European research community and to increase co-operation with European industry. Leading European research institutes are members of ERCIM. ERCIM is the European host of W3C."

  • IFLA Journal, Volume 41 Number 3 October 2015.

    "IFLA Journal is an international journal publishing peer reviewed articles on library and information services and the social, political and economic issues that impact access to information through libraries. The Journal publishes research, case studies and essays that reflect the broad spectrum of the profession internationally."

  • Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication, Special Issue on sharing, publication and citation of research data, Volume 3 Issue 2, published by Pacific University Libraries.

    "The contributions in this issue explore a broad spectrum of issues including data sharing practices by researchers, institutional policies regarding data management, identification and accessibility of data embedded in doctoral dissertations, and establishing and improving library-based data sharing services."

  • Issues in Science & Technology Librarianship, Number 81, Summer 2015.

    "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."

  • Code4Lib Journal, Issue 30, October 15, 2015.

    "The Code4Lib Journal exists to foster community and share information among those interested in the intersection of libraries, technology, and the future....The Code4Lib Journal (C4LJ) will provide an access point for people looking to learn more about tools, about approaches and solutions to real-world problems, and about possibilities for building on the work of others, so that the wheel need only be invented once, and can then be cooperatively improved by all."

  • PERICLES Newsletter, PERICLES is a four-year Integrated Project (2013-2017) funded by the European Union under its Seventh Framework Programme (ICT Call 9).

    "The project aims to address the challenge of ensuring that digital content remains accessible in an environment that is subject to continual change. This can encompass not only technological change, but also changes in semantics, academic or professional practice, or society itself, which can affect the attitudes and interests of the various stakeholders that interact with the content." Scroll to the bottom of the main page to find a list of current and past issues of this newsletter.

  • Primary Source, Vol. 17, No. 10, October 2015, Institute of Museum and Library Services.

    "Primary Source offers brief articles to alert readers to new information about grants, monthly highlights of best practices, and important agency news with hotlinks to more detailed information on the Institute of Museum and Library Services web site."

Point to Point

  • Open Grey Repository, GreyNet International.

    "[This repository provides] open access to the most comprehensive and up-to-date collection of conference papers on Grey Literature, [and provides] 340 metadata records with open access to the full-text papers, slides, author bios, and post-publication data."

  • OCLC Webinars, OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc.

    "Here you'll find an inventory of webinars, or recorded online meetings or presentations with OCLC Research staff. Each file is available in several ways: click the link for direct streaming and immediate viewing online or right-click to save the file to and view it from your own drive. These webinars are also available through our RSS feed and in the iTunes Store. New files will be updated regularly, so be sure to check back often."


Calls for Participation

  • 20th International Conference on Electronic Publishing, 6 - 9 June 2016, Göttingen, Germany. Call for Papers. The submission deadline is 15 December 2015.

    "The International Conference on Electronic Publishing (Elpub) reaches its 20th anniversary. Elpub 2016 continues the tradition, and brings together scholars, publishers, lecturers, librarians, developers, entrepreneurs, users and all other stakeholders interested in issues regarding electronic publishing in widely differing contexts. Elpub 2016 will have a fresh look on the current ecosystem of scholarly publishing including the positioning of stakeholders and distribution of economic, technological and discursive power."

  • 9th EAI International Conference on Mobile Multimedia Communications, 18 - 20 June 2016, Xi'an, People's Republic of China. Call for Workshop Proposals and Papers. The submission deadline for Workshop Proposals is 15 December 2015, and the deadline for submission of Papers is 1 February 2016.

    "Successfully deploying multimedia services and applications in mobile environments requires adopting an interdisciplinary approach where multimedia, networking and physical layer issues are addressed jointly. Content features analysis and coding, media access control, multimedia flow and error control, cross-layer optimization, Quality of Experience (QoE), media cloud as well as mobility management and security protocols are research challenges that need to be carefully examined when designing new mobile media architectures. We also need to put a great effort in designing applications that take into account the way the user perceives the overall quality of the provided service. Within this scope, MobiMedia is intended to provide a unique international forum for researchers from industry and academia, working on multimedia coding, mobile communications and networking fields, to study new technologies, applications and standards."

  • 8th Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries International Conference (QQML2016), 24 - 26 May 2016, London, United Kingdom. Call for Papers. The submission deadline for abstracts is 20 December 2015.

    "Qualitative and Quantitative Methods (QQM) are proved more and more popular tools for Librarians because of their usefulness to the everyday professional life. QQM aim to the assessment and improvement of the services, to the measurement of the functional effectiveness and efficiency. QQM are the mean to make decisions on fund allocation and financial alternatives. Librarians use also QQM in order to determine why and when their users appreciate their services."

  • WWW 2016. Call for Workshop Papers. The submission deadline for most workshops is 22 December 2015 (see WWW2016 workshop pages for exceptions to that deadline).

    "The World Wide Web Conference is an annual international conference on the topics of the future direction of the World Wide Web. The Conference is an outstanding international forum to present and discuss progress in research, development, standards, and applications of the toipois reated to the Web."

  • Third Annual Digital Initiatives Symposium, 27 - 28 April 2016, San Diego, California, USA. Call for Papers. The submission deadline is 15 January 2016.

    "Proposals are now being accepted for the third annual Digital Initiatives Symposium, an event focused on digital initiatives and all types and platforms of institutional repositories."

  • JCDL 2016: Big Libraries, Big Data, Big Innovation , 19 - 23 June 2016, Newark, New Jersey, USA. Call for Papers. The submission deadline is 17 January 2016.

    "The ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL 2016) is a major international forum focusing on digital libraries and associated technical, practical, organizational, and social issues. JCDL encompasses the many meanings of the term digital libraries, including (but not limited to) new forms of information institutions and organizations; operational information systems with all manner of digital content; new means of selecting, collecting, organizing, distributing, and accessing digital content; theoretical models of information media, including document genres and electronic publishing; and theory and practice of use of managed content in science and education."

  • Biennial International Conference: Libraries in the Digital Age (LIDA) 2016, 13 - 17 June 2016, Zadar, Croatia. Call for Papers. The extended abstract submission deadline is 1 February 2016.

    "Libraries in the Digital Age (LIDA) addresses the changing and challenging environment for libraries and information systems and services in the digital world. This year's theme 'Digital Library Curation and Collections' is divided into two parts. The first part covers research and development, and the second part addresses advances in applications and practice. LIDA is an international biennial conference that brings together researchers, educators, practitioners, and developers from all over the world in a forum for personal exchanges, discussions, and learning, made easier by being held in memorable environs."

  • The Third International Conference on Education Technologies and Computers (ICETC2016), 21 - 23 April 2016, Beirut, Lebanon. Call for Papers. Submissions open now through 21 March 2016.

    "This conference welcomes papers on the following (but not limited to) research topics:

    • Course Design and E-Learning Curriculae
    • Critical Success Factors in Distance Learning
    • Digital Libraries for E-Learning
    • Distance Education
    • Distance and E-Learning in a Global Context
    • E-Learning Hardware and Software
    • E-Learning Platforms, Portals
    • E-Learning Success Cases
    • E-Testing and new Test Theories
    • E-learning in Electrical, Mechanical, Civil and information engineering"
  • Third International Conference on Digital Security and Forensics (DigitalSec2016), 6 - 8 September 2016, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Call for Papers. Submissions open now through 6 August 2016.

    "This conference aims to enable researchers build connections between different digital applications. The event will be held over three days, with presentations delivered by researchers from the international community, including presentations from keynote speakers and state-of-the-art lectures."


Goings On

  • NISO Two-Part Webinar: Emerging Resource Types: Part 2, 16 December 2015. 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time).

    "This webinar will discuss old technology and the data that is imprisoned on it, and how to set this data free, e.g., how to convert it into formats that render it useful not just to us, but to future researchers."

  • American Library Association Midwinter Conference, 8 - 11 January 2016, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

    "With a focus on engagement, dialogue, and innovation around transforming libraries, the content of ALA conferences and meetings will help you help your library track trends and keep up with this rapidly changing field."

  • BitCurator User Forum 2016, 15 January 2016, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA.

    "This event will be grounded in the practical, real-world experiences of digital archivists and digital curation experts. Come prepared to discuss your current challenges, share emerging BitCurator integrations and workflows, and address the 'now what' of handling your digital forensics outputs."

  • EAGLE 2016 International Conference on Digital and Traditional Epigraphy in Context, 27 - 29 January 2016, Rome, Italy.

    "This conference is intended to be a forum for anyone willing to share and discuss experiences and current general best practices for digital editions. It is open to researchers, archivists, industry professionals, museum curators and others seeking to create a forum in which individuals and institutions can find a place to collaborate."

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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