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March/April 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

  • Strengthening Networks, Sparking Change: Museums and Libraries as Community Catalysts, Institute of Museum and Library Services, 2016.

    "The report includes case studies and a discussion of conceptual frameworks that can guide libraries, archives, and museums that seek to spark catalytic change in their communities....This document brings together the preliminary literature and practice survey with the experiences and vision of those working to spur change in their communities every day. It catalogs how these efforts are initiated and sustained; the tools and methods available to assess community need and evaluate impact; and the skills and competencies required to implement and sustain new efforts successfully. It also uses the concepts of social wellbeing and collective impact to situate museums and libraries as critical sites within broader institutional and interpersonal networks of community resources. These are complementary conceptual frameworks to help museums and libraries contextualize and tailor their efforts to catalyze positive change."

  • Information Overload, by John B. Horrigan, Pew Research Center, December, 2016.

    "Since the 1970s, the term 'information overload' has captured society's anxiety about the growth in the production of information having potentially bad consequences for people as they struggle to cope with seemingly constant streams of messages and images. The advent of the internet, it was thought, would only exacerbate this, with the onset of ubiquitous connectivity turning information overload into something even more debilitating....A new Pew Research Center survey finds that, for the most part, the large majority of Americans do not feel that information overload is a problem for them."

  • Understanding Metadata: What is Metadata and What is it for?, A Primer Publication of the National Information Standards Organization, by Jenn Riley, published by NISO. © 2017 National Information Standards Organization (NISO), 2017. NISO is making this work available to the community under a Creative Commons Attribution- NonCommercial 4.0 International license.

    "This comprehensive overview of information about an item's creation, name, topic, features, and more updates NISO's 2004 advice on the subject and follows on the Research Data Management Primer published in 2015. An additional such work, Linked Data for Cultural Institutions, is forthcoming, and more guides will be published periodically."

  • Advancing the National Digital Platform: The State of Digitization in US Public and State Libraries, by Kendra Morgan and Merrilee Proffitt, OCLC Research, 2017.

    From the Abstract: "This report summarizes the results of a needs assessment and gap analysis of digitization activities by public libraries and state library agencies in the US....The report outlines key findings from the surveys and provides observations and recommendations for future exploration in the area of supporting digitization efforts in public libraries."

  • Record shares of Americans now own smartphones, have home broadband, Pew Fact Sheet by Aaron Smith, Pew Research Center, January 12, 2017.

    "Nearly nine-in-ten Americans today are online, up from about half in the early 2000s. Pew Research Center has chronicled this trend and others through more than 15 years of surveys on internet and technology use."

  • Personal Digital Preservation: Photographs and Video: Case Note, by Richard Wright, Dpconline, 21 February 2017.

    Quote from the author to this case note, Richard Wright: "'The Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) Technology Watch Report Personal Digital Archiving provides an overall approach and methodology for putting one's "digital house" in order. My purpose in this case note is to add the gory detail about digital photos and video, giving a one-person case study. I say exactly what software and processes I use (and which ones I've considered but rejected, or used and discarded), and try to be frank about successes and failures.'"

  • Top 10 IT Issues, 2017: Foundations for Student Success, EDUCAUSE Review, by Susan Grajek and the 2016-2017 EDUCAUSE IT Issues Panel, January 17, 2017.

    "Colleges and universities are concentrating on student success to address concerns about the costs, value, and outcomes of higher education. Student success initiatives are making use of every available resource and opportunity and involving every relevant stakeholder. Institutional technology is all three: resource, opportunity, and stakeholder....The 2017 issues list identifies the four focus areas for higher education information technology."

  • Keeping Up with... Academic Advising, by Ashleigh D. Coren, Resident Librarian, Office of the Dean at the West Virginia University Libraries.

    "The latest edition of Keeping Up With... ACRL's online current awareness publication featuring concise briefs on trends in academic librarianship and higher education, is now available. The latest issue features this discussion of Academic Advising."

  • NMC Horizon Report: 2017 Higher Education Edition, S. Adams Becker, M. Cummins, A. Davis, A. Freeman, C. Hall Giesinger, and V. Ananthanarayanan. © 2017, The New Media Consortium, 2017 (Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License).

    From the Executive Summary: "Six key trends, six significant challenges, and six developments in educational technology profiled in this report are poised to impact teaching, learning, and creative inquiry in higher education. The three sections of this report constitute a reference and technology planning guide for educators, higher education leaders, administrators, policymakers, and technologists."

  • Librarians' Perspectives on the Factors Influencing Research Data Management Programs, Preprint. By Ixchel M. Faniel, Research Scientist, and Lynn Silipigni Connaway, Senior Research Scientist and Director of User Research, OCLC Research. In upcoming issue of College & Research Libraries.

    "[This] preprint of an article examining the factors that influence research data management programs...is now available to download for free from the College & Research Libraries journal. Evolving to meet new needs within scholarly communities, academic libraries have begun to provide research data management (RDM) programs. In the article...Faniel and Connaway examine factors that influence librarians' ability to support researchers' needs."

  • College & Research Libraries, February 2017; 78 (2) and March 2017; 78 (3). Copyright 2017 by American Library Association.

    "College & Research Libraries (C&RL) is the official scholarly research journal of the Association of College & Research Libraries, a division of the American Library Association, 50 East Huron St., Chicago, IL 60611. C&RL is a bimonthly, online-only publication and hosts periodic live online fora highlighting a new C&RL study with a free, live, expert panel comprised of the study's authors and additional subject experts....C&RL is an open access journal. All contents are freely available immediately to the public without charge. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full text of all contents. Authors retain their copyright and articles are published under a CC-BY-NC license."

  • Code4Lib Journal, Issue 35, January 30, 2017.

    "The Code4Lib Journal exists to foster community and share information among those interested in the intersection of libraries, technology, and the future."

  • Primary Source, Institute of Museum and Library Services, January 2017.

    "Each issue of Primary Source contains brief articles that alert readers to new information about grants, monthly highlights of best practices, and important agency news with links to more detailed information on the website."

  • NISO Working Group Connection, January 2017, National Information Standards Organization.

    "This publication presents the lastest news from NISO working groups and committees."


Point to Point

  • GreyGuide Repository, by GreyNet International (content provider) and ISTI-CNR (service provider).

    "Over 260 Conference Papers originating in the GL-Series (ISSN 1386-2316) are now open access compliant in the GreyGuide Repository. The GreyGuide is GreyNet's web access repository for a number of special collections in the field of grey literature including conference proposals (GLA), conference papers (GLP), biographical records on authors and researchers (BIO), good practices (GGP), tables of journal content (TGJ), index of web-based resources (GSI), and further collections under development."


Calls for Participation

  • Future Technologies Conference (FTC) 2017, 29 - 30 November 2017, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 15 April 2017.

    "The Future Technologies Conference presents the best of current systems research and practice, emphasizing innovation and quantified experience. FTC has emerged as the foremost world-wide gathering of academic researchers, Ph.D. and graduate students, top research think tanks and industry technology developers....Researchers, academics and technologists from leading universities, research firms, government agencies and companies from 50+ countries present the latest research at the forefront of technology and computing."

  • 2017 Conference - BH and DH: Book History and Digital Humanities, 22 - 24 September 2017, Madison, Wisconsin, USA. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 15 April 2017.

    "The organizers welcome proposals for papers, entire panels, partial panels (to be filled in with individual paper submissions), posters, or other forms of presentation from scholars and practitioners in all fields that have claim to these questions: literature, history, religious studies, librarianship, information studies, area and ethnic studies, computer science, feminist, gender, and sexuality studies, digital studies, library and information science, art history, preservation, forensics, curation, archival practice, and more."

  • Nineteenth International Conference on Grey Literature: Public Awareness and Access to Grey Literature, 23 - 24 October 2017, Rome, Italy. Call for papers. The submission deadline for abstracts is 15 April 2017.

    "GL19 seeks to demonstrate how researchers and authors in the last 25 years have made significant inroads in responding to the loss and overload of grey literature. Likewise, this conference will seek to provide new directions in achieving public awareness and access to grey literature on an ever changing information landscape. To this end, information professionals and practitioners in the sectors of government, academics, business and industry are invited to respond to this year's Call for Papers."

  • European Conference on Machine Learning and Principles and Practice of Knowledge Discovery in Databases (ECML-PKDD), 18 - 22 September 2017, Skopje, Macedonia. Call for tutorial proposals. The submission deadline is 17 April 2017.

    "Tutorials are intended to provide a comprehensive introduction to established or emerging research topics of interest for the machine learning and the data mining community. These topics include related research fields or applications but also well-developed tools and suites that support ML/DM research. The ideal tutorial should attract a wide audience."

  • 18th International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference (ISMIR 2017), 23 - 28 October 207, Suzhou, China. Call for papers. The submission deadline for abstracts is 21 April 2017.

    "Music-Information Retrieval (Music-IR) is a wide-ranging area of study and includes elements from the disciplines of musicology, machine learning, signal processing, cognitive science, library and information science, music therapy, and many others. ISMIR 2017 aims to present work covering the state-of-the-art of this entire field of study, allowing researchers from every branch of this field to exchange ideas, compare results, and initiate collaborations."

  • 6th Mining Humanistic Data Workshop, 25 - 27 August 2017, Athens, Greece. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 27 April 2017.

    "The workshop aims to bring together interdisciplinary approaches that focus on the application of innovative as well as existing data matching, fusion and mining and knowledge discovery and management techniques (like decision rules, decision trees, association rules, ontologies and alignments, clustering, filtering, learning, classifier systems, neural networks, support vector machines, preprocessing, post processing, feature selection, visualization techniques) to data derived from all areas of Humanistic Sciences, e.g. linguistic, historical, behavioral, psychological, artistic, musical, educational, social etc., Ubiquitous Computing and Bioinformatics."

  • Seventh International Conference on Innovative Computing Technology (INTECH 2017), 12 - 13 July 2017, Porto, Portugal. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 1 May 2017.

    "INTECH intends to address various innovative computing techniques involving various applications. This forum will address a large number of themes and issues. The conference will feature original research and industrial papers on the theory, design and implementation of computing technologies, as well as demonstrations, tutorials, workshops and industrial presentations."

  • SEMANTiCS 2017 - The Linked Data Conference 13th International Conference on Semantic Systems, 11 - 14 September 2017, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 17 May 2017 (Hawaii time).

    "The annual SEMANTiCS conference is the meeting place for professionals who make semantic computing work, and understand its benefits and know its limitations. Every year, SEMANTiCS attracts information managers, IT-architects, software engineers, and researchers, from organisations ranging from NPOs, universities, public administrations to the largest companies in the world."

  • DC-2017: Advancing metadata practice: Quality, Openness, Interoperability, 26 - 29 October 2017, Washington, DC, USA. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 29 May 2017.

    "The DCMI community holds an Annual Meeting at which DCMI citizens discuss ongoing work in areas such as vocabulary management, website design, and RDF validation. Together, the Conference and Annual Meeting provide opportunities for seasoned professionals, newcomers, students, apprentices, and early career professionals to share knowledge and experience. The meeting is a venue for practitioners in public- and private-sector initiatives to network and compare notes. Following the pattern of last year's conference in Copenhagen, DC-2017 will overlap with the annual meeting of ASIS&T, providing additional opportunities for professional interaction."


Goings On

  • Southern Miss Institutional Repository Conference (SMIRC), 12 - 13 April 2017, Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA.

    "The Southern Miss Institutional Repository Conference (SMIRC) is an opportunity for Institutional Repository (IR) managers to come together and learn about new ideas and strategies that their colleagues are using at their institution to meet the needs of their faculty, staff, and students. It is also a chance for institutions that do not currently have an IR to discover the benefits that an IR can offer in terms of promoting the scholarship and research of their university."

  • 4th International Conference on Communication and Computer Engineering (ICOCOE), 18 - 20 April 2017, Penang, Malaysia.

    "ICOCOE aims to be a premier venue for researchers and industry practitioners to share their new ideas, original research results and practical development experiences in Computer and Communication related areas....The aim of this conference is to further witness the development of these technologies."

  • NISO Virtual Conference - Opening Up Education: Textbooks, Resources, Courseware & More, 19 April 2017, 11:00 - 5:00 p.m. (Eastern Time).

    "The 21st century educational environment demands a certain amount of re-thinking and re-design of classroom support for learning – textbooks, information resources, and interactive courseware. An emphasis on cost-containment and accessibility suggests that education will become more open. This virtual conference will address the complexities of delivering instructional tools and digital resources in the increasingly open educational ecosystem."

  • Research Data Access and Preservation Summit 2017, 19 - 21 April 2017, Seattle, Washington, USA.

    "The Summit is relevant to the interests and needs of data managers and curators, librarians who work with research data, and researchers and data scientists. A wide range of disciplines from the life sciences, physical sciences, social sciences, and humanities will be represented. The Summit will bring together practitioners and researchers from academic institutions, data centers, funding agencies, and industry."

  • DPLAfest 2017, 20 - 21 April 2017, Chicago, Illinois, USA.

    "An annual series of workshops, presentations, and discussions, DPLAfest brings together librarians, archivists, and museum professionals, developers and technologists, publishers and authors, teachers and students, and many others to celebrate DPLA and its community of creative professionals. The fest takes place in different locations each year and is open to the public."

  • Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference, 20 - 22 April 2017, Newark, New Jersey, USA.

    "MARC (Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives) promote and sustain the Mid-Atlantic archival community by providing exceptional and affordable conferences and professional development and educational opportunities, thereby fostering collegiality, collaboration and professionalism."

  • 9th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - CSEDU 2017, 21 - 23 April 2017, Porto, Portugal.

    "CSEDU 2017, the International Conference on Computer Supported Education, aims at becoming a yearly meeting place for presenting and discussing new educational environments, best practices and case studies on innovative technology-based learning strategies, institutional policies on computer supported education including open and distance education, using computers."

  • IRMS Conference 2017, 21 - 23 April 2017, Glasgow, Scotland.

    "This major industry gathering provides an annual opportunity to get an independent view on the key challenges surrounding this critical resource, brought to you by the internationally renowned Information & Records Management Society (IRMS)."

  • Fourth International Conference on Education Technologies and Computers (ICETC2017), 22 - 24 April 2017, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

    "The conference welcomed papers on the following research topics, among others: Collaborative Learning; Course Design and E-Learning Curriculae; Digital Libraries for E-Learning; Virtual Labs and Virtual Classrooms; E-Learning Hardware and Software; Lifelong Learning: Continuing Professional Training and Development; Ontologies and Meta-Data Standards; Technology Enhanced Learning; and Web-based Learning, Wikis and Blogs."

  • XML for Standards Publishers: A NISO Connections Live Event 24 April 2017, The Library of Congress, Washington, DC, USA.

    "The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) is hosting this event for standards publishers as an aid to the understanding of how XML provides the key to solve all of these issues, improve publishing processes, and bring business value to the organization."

  • 2nd International Conference on Complexity, Future Information Systems and Risk - COMPLEXIS 2017, 24 - 26 April 2017, Porto, Portugal.

    "COMPLEXIS, the International Conference on Complexity, Future Information Systems and Risk, aims at becoming a yearly meeting place for presenting and discussing innovative views on all aspects of Complex Information Systems, in different areas such as Informatics, Telecommunications, Computational Intelligence, Biology, Biomedical Engineering and Social Sciences. Information is pervasive in many areas of human activity – perhaps all – and complexity is a characteristic of current Exabyte-sized, highly connected and hyper dimensional, information systems."

  • 7th International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science - CLOSER 2017, 24 - 26 April 2017, Porto, Portugal.

    "The 7th International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science, CLOSER 2017, focuses on the emerging area of Cloud Computing, inspired by some latest advances that concern the infrastructure, operations, and available services through the global network. Further, the conference considers as essential the link to Services Science, acknowledging the service-orientation in most current IT-driven collaborations."

  • Data Science and Visualization Institute for Librarians, 24 - 28 April 2017, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA.

    "The Data Science and Visualization Institute for Librarians is a week-long course providing the opportunity for librarians passionate about research and scholarship to immerse themselves in learning about data science and visualization in collaboration with academic peers. Participants will develop knowledge, skills, and confidence to communicate effectively with faculty and student researchers about their data and be able to provide initial consultancy on course topics."

  • BitCurator Users Forum 2017, 27 - 28 March 2017, Evanston, Illinois, USA.

    "The BitCurator Users Forum brings together representatives from libraries, archives, museums, and related information professions engaged in (or considering) digital forensics work to acquire, better understand, and make available born-digital materials."

  • NDSR Symposium, 27 - 28 April 2017, Washington, D.C., USA.

    "The National Digital Stewardship Residency is hosting a symposium that aims to: discuss and create standardized guidelines based on the NDSR evaluation being undertaken by the Council on Library and Information Resources; develop sustainability strategies; expand the geographic reach of NDSR; foster a digital preservation community of practice; and raise awareness of the NDSR program."

  • International Conference on Geographical Information Systems Theory, Applications and Managemen GISTAM 2017, 28 - 29 April 2017, Porto, Portugal.

    "The International Conference on Geographical Information Systems Theory, Applications and Management aims at creating a meeting point of researchers and practitioners that address new challenges in geo-spatial data sensing, observation, representation, processing, visualization, sharing and managing, in all aspects concerning both information communication and technologies (ICT) as well as management information systems and knowledge-based systems."

  • 12th International Conference on Evaluation of Novel Approaches to Software Engineering - ENASE 2017, 28 - 29 April 2017, Porto, Portugal.

    "The mission of ENASE (Evaluation of Novel Approaches to Software Engineering) is to be a prime international forum to discuss and publish research findings and IT industry experiences with relation to novel approaches to software engineering. The conference acknowledges evolution in systems and software thinking due to contemporary shifts of computing paradigm to e-services, cloud computing, mobile connectivity, business processes, and societal participation."

  • IFLA MetLib Conference 2017 30 April - 5 May 2017, Montreal, Canada.

    "The MetLib conference is the annual gathering of metropolitan libraries, held by the IFLA Section on Metropolitan Libraries (formerly INTAMEL)."

  • 2017 University of San Diego Digital Initiatives Symposium, 1 - 2 May 2017, San Diego, California, USA.

    "Digital USD publishes, preserves, and provides open online access to the scholarship, creative work, original data sets, and archival material produced by or affiliated with the University of San Diego community. By curating and sharing these historical and current intellectual activities, Digital USD showcases and connects the unique contributions of the university's faculty, staff, and students to an audience worldwide, fueling new research, discoveries, and knowledge."

  • Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR) Annual Meeting, 8 - 10 May 2017, Venice, Italy.

    "The Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR) is an international association with over 100 members and partners from around the world representing libraries, universities, research institutions, government funders and others. COAR brings together the repository community and major repository networks in order build capacity, align policies and practices, and act as a global voice for the repository community."

  • NISO Webinar: Spotlight on Mobile: Devices, Interface and Content, 10 May 2017, 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. (Eastern Time).

    "This session will look at the on-going importance of mobile devices and the influence those devices have on access to and usage of various forms of content, whether text or multi-media. As a ubiquitous tool for a global population, the impact of mobile on the practices and policies of libraries and content providers should not be underestimated."

  • Data Summit 2017, 15 - 17 May 2017, New York, New York, USA.

    "The Data Summit conference is a unique event that brings together IT practitioners and business stakeholders alike at its third annual conference in New York City this spring. Top corporations, government agencies, and public institutions gather together to learn about the leading technologies and strategies for succeeding in this increasingly data-driven world."

  • Archiving 2017, 15 - 18 May 2017, Riga, Latvia.

    "The IS&T Archiving Conference brings together an international community of imaging experts and technicians as well as curators, managers, and researchers from libraries, archives, museums, records management repositories, information technology institutions, and commercial enterprises to explore and discuss the field of digitization of cultural heritage and archiving."

  • NISO Virtual Conference - Convergence: The Web and Publishing On To The Web 17 May 2017, 11:00 - 5:00 p.m. (Eastern Time).

    "The Web, as a publishing medium, is increasingly important. We live in an age when a publication or an app may not be a self-contained object or artifact, but rather a combination of browser functionality and HTML-formatted content. On the one hand, providers may be able to offer a more interactive and engaging reading experience than is currently possible with a static page. On the other hand, there are challenges in delivering that experience. Some genres (poetry, mathematical expressions, etc.) have highly specific requirements for placement, expression and rendering. How will content providers deliver that to the reader? What are the workflow considerations for production? For libraries -- both those with publishing responsibilities as well as collection or archiving responsibilities -- what new complexities are introduced for long-term preservation? For support of different devices? This six hour virtual conference will examine next steps in moving beyond what we think of as being the 'printed page'."

  • ITN-DCH Final Conference, 23 - 25 May 2017, Olimje, Slovenia.

    "ITN-DCH FINAL CONFERENCE is an international event for the professionals of multiple disciplines and scholars working in the Digital Cultural Heritage domain. The aim of the conference is to bring together experts, stakeholders and researchers from the cultural domain and, addressing the current challenges, start a dialogue that will lay the foundation for the creation of a multidisciplinary community of practice."

  • 2017 Texas Conference on Digital Libraries, 23 - 25 May 2017, Austin, Texas, USA.

    "TCDL addresses a wide range of topics including creation, promotion, preservation, and management of digital projects and assets, as well as the software and applications that drive the digital library world. Through a blend of interactive presentations, engaging speakers, and informative workshops, TCDL will be a great place to network and experience the latest in all things digital."

  • Thirteenth International Conference on Technology, Knowledge & Society, 26 - 27 May 2017, Toronto, Canada.

    "The Thirteenth International Conference on Technology, Knowledge & Society features research addressing the following annual themes and the 2017 Special Focus:

    • Special Focus - The Future of Cities: Augmenting Urban Innovation"
  • ESWC2017, 28 May - 1 June 2017, Portoroz, Slovenia.

    "The ESWC is a major venue for discussing the latest scientific results and technology innovations around semantic technologies. Building on its past success, ESWC is seeking to broaden its focus to span other relevant related research areas in which Web semantics plays an important role."

  • 23rd INFORUM Conference on Professional Information Resources INFORUM 2017, 30 - 31 May 2017, Prague, Czech Republic.

    "INFORUM conference provides companies with excellent opportunities to promote products and services and meet with library professionals and information community members. The conference is attended especially by information professionals from academic, special and public libraries, private corporations and state agencies, IT managers, lawyers, university teachers and students."

  • Canadian Association for Information Science Congress 2017, 31 May - 2 June 2017, Toronto, Canada.

    "CAIS was incorporated in 1970 to promote the advancement of information science in Canada, and encourage and facilitate the exchange of information relating to the use, access, retrieval, organization, management, and dissemination of information."

  • Society for Scholarly Publishing Annual Meeting, 31 May - 2 June 2017, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

    "Scholarly publishing and the communities it serves are in flux. New technologies, globalization, and the commodification of education, among other developments, all pose challenges to those who work in scholarly communications. Of course, change offers opportunities as well as challenges, and failure to embrace change can have dire consequences – sustainable organizations must explore, grow, and innovate if they don't want to be left behind. At the same time, however, we must not lose sight of the history of scientific and academic discourse, and the core values on which our respective enterprises have been built. Success depends on our ability to balance these seemingly conflicting goals."

Deadline Reminders

  • ACRL 2017, 22 - 25 March 2017, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
  • International VIVO Conference 2017, 2 - 4 August 2017, New York, New York, USA. Call for abstracts for presentations, workshops, posters, or demos. The submission deadline for all is 26 March 2017.

(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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