Thursday, May 3, 2012

Access 2012 Call for Proposals

Access 2012 Call for Proposals The theme for Access 2012 is discovery/découverte: We want to talk about new ways of doing things, how technology might encourage serendipity in the library and help our users get to the information they need. We want to talk about new ways of weaving together and providing access to information, resources and services. We want to talk about ways for the library to use technology to discover things about its communities and how they use their collections and services. We want to talk about discovering new roles for the library technology folks to play in their libraries, on their campuses and in their communities. We want to talk about dark discoveries, the spotting of cracks in the foundations, the sighting of monsters beyond the edge of the mapŠ We are now looking for submissions in the following areas: * Hackfest projects: Problems meet solutions during the full-day hackfest on October 18, 2012. Please submit a brief overview of the project you¹d like hacked/like to hack. * Ignite talks: Do you have something you want the rest of the community to discover? Prep a deck with 20 slides, and give yourself 5 minutes to tell your story, then wow us something new. Please submit a title for your talk, a brief overview of your talk, and let us know if you¹ve ever done an ignite/pecha kucha talk before. * Presentation ³classic style²: These are your traditional ³tell us about your awesome discovery² sessions, only now with a twist. We want the newest and freshest takes on getting things done. Please submit a title and an abstract (max 250 words) for your talk. All presentation submissions will be peer-reviewed by a panel of your colleagues. (The review will use a blind selection process.) All submissions should be sent to by April 30, 2012. Amy Buckland eScholarship, ePublishing & Digitization Coordinator McGill University Library 514.398.3059