Saturday, June 30, 2012

CFP - Archive Journal

The editorial board of Archive Journal ( is pleased to announce an upcoming issue, "Curating the Digital, Curating the Analog," which will explore how data curation shapes and informs library, archival, scholarly, and pedagogical practices. Understood as the "active and ongoing management of data through its life cycle of interest and usefulness to scholarly and educational activities" (Data Curation Education Program,, data curation encompasses selection and appraisal, description and representation, preservation, and the work of making a resource usable and repurposable. How we store, represent, and provide access to data affects not only those in the world of libraries, archives, and museums, but also scholars, faculty, students, and artists across the disciplines. What role does data play in fields such as the digital humanities, or media studies? How does data curation involve or affect scholarly production, or approaches to pedagogy? Guest editors, Patricia Hswe and Erin O'Meara, invite submissions on data curation that address new practitioner roles, new types of scholarship, new storage needs, and new stories that are fast emerging. Possible topics for contributions include - but are not limited to - the following: - Data and archives - Data curation practices and challenges - Curation of born-digital materials - Humanities data curation issues and practices (including management of data for humanities projects) - Data curation program development - Legacy data - Digital forensics - Curating a mixed media collection (e.g., print and digital) - Donors and digital donations - Ethnographic methods and data curation - Creator attitudes toward, or perceptions of, data curation - New roles for librarians, archivists, curators, researchers - Description methods and data models (e.g., metadata, finding aids, ontologies, etc.) - Tools, applications, platforms We invite proposals for contributions of 5000-7000 words; shorter essays (2000-4000 words) about new tools or services are also welcome. We encourage proposals that include multimedia components (video, image, or sounds in standard formats), as well as multi-modal or experimental formats; please contact the editors with any questions about submissions in alternative formats. An open-access, peer-reviewed journal, Archive Journal seeks content that speaks to its diverse audience of librarians, scholars, archivists, and technologists ( ). Authors interested in submitting to this special issue of Archive Journal should send a 250-word abstract about their contribution and a 1-page CV to Patricia Hswe (Digital Collections Curator, Penn State University Libraries) at and to Erin O'Meara (Archivist, Gates Archive) at by Monday, July 30. -- Patricia Hswe, MSLIS, PhD Digital Collections Curator Penn State University Libraries W311 Pattee Library University Park, PA 16802

Friday, June 22, 2012

Online class - Cataloging rare books

This online course will give catalogers the basics of descriptive bibliography and the MARC codes needed to catalog rare books. Examples and a bibliography are included, so you'll have something to refer to later. It's an asynchronous class, so you can take it anytime anywhere and spend as much time as you want to. You can check out our other classes while you're there. Master Plans Inc

Saturday, June 16, 2012

FREE workshop - Scenario Planning & Collaboration Among Heritage Institutions to Improve Disaster Preparedness for Collections

Scenario Planning & Collaboration Among Heritage Institutions to Improve Disaster Preparedness for Collections Salem, Oregon: Thursday, July 26, 2012 – Oregon State Library – 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Sponsored by Western States & Territories Preservation Assistance Service (WESTPAS) Co-sponsored by the Oregon State Library Workshop instructor: Kristen Kern, Fine & Performing Arts Librarian, Portland State University ************************************************************************ Okay, now you have a plan, but do you know how well it will work in a real disaster situation? It's better to find answers now than after a disaster has occurred! This workshop will: • Help you assess your vulnerabilities • Test your plan using a scenario table top exercise • Explore how collaborations can help you respond to a disaster • Build a shared vision for regional disaster preparedness Who should attend: When possible, send 2-3 participants from your institution to work together on disaster preparedness activities: • Staff member(s) responsible for emergency preparedness • Administrator and/or manager responsible for the building/collection • Key members of the emergency/disaster team responsible for decision-making Requirements for attendance: • A written disaster plan (draft okay) that includes collections response/recovery • A letter of institutional commitment to explore collaboration to optimize preparedness • A completed 3-page vulnerability assessment (distributed 3 weeks before workshop) Cost: No fee; just your time, energy, and institutional commitment. Funding provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities. Registration: Pre-registration required. Register online at: WESTPAS workshop: For registration assistance contact: Alexandra Gingerich For general & content information contact: Kristen Kern -- Kristen Kern Fine and Performing Arts Librarian Portland State Library 503-725-5218

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Symposium - Engaging Students & Teachers: Integrating Primary Sources in K-16 Curricula

Engaging Students & Teachers: Integrating Primary Sources in K-16 Curricula October 19-20, 2012 Covington, Kentucky Mark your calendars for the 2012 Midwest Archives Conference Fall Symposium to be held October 19-20, 2012. The Symposium is titled “Engaging Students & Teachers: Integrating Primary Sources in K-16 Curricula,” and it will gather archivists and educators to learn and discuss methods for connecting students with primary sources. Expert speakers will provide hands-on opportunities to work with primary sources, develop assignments and lesson plans using primary sources, and dialogue about best practices. The Symposium will be held at the Radisson Hotel Cincinnati Riverfront in Covington, Kentucky. The hotel is located directly across from Cincinnati, Ohio on the Ohio River and off of I-71/I-75. For updates and further information, please visit the Midwest Archives Conference website at Sincerely, Adriana P. Cuervo Mac Public Information Officer

CFP - Journal for the Society of North Carolina Archivists

Journal for the Society of North Carolina Archivists Special Topical Issue: What Are We Going To Do With This Box of Photographs? Call for Papers: The editorial board of J-SNCA invites members of the research and archival communities to submit articles for a themed issue, "What Are We Going To Do With This Box of Photographs?," to be published in the Fall 2012. Photographs are an archival challenge that commonly results in less than satisfactory archival outcomes: time-consuming item level description, confinement to a decontextualized series, or a lengthy stay in the backlog. This notice is a broad call for papers [shorter articles 1,500-4,000 words in length] that discuss archival solutions to the challenges presented by photographs. We would be particularly interested in articles that discuss how archivists can alter traditional practices, procedures, and competencies to become better stewards of the photographs in their collections. Deadline: Deadline for article submission is August 1, 2012. Article proposals are welcome and encouraged. Submission guidelines at Submission Contact:

CFP - Code4Lib Journal

Call for Proposals The Code4Lib Journal (C4LJ) exists to foster community and share information among those interested in the intersection of libraries, technology, and the future. We are now accepting proposals for publication in our 18th issue. Don't miss out on this opportunity to share your ideas and experiences. To be included in the 18th issue, which is scheduled for publication in October 2012, please submit articles, abstracts, or proposals at or to by Friday, June 29, 2012. When submitting, please include the title or subject of the proposal in the subject line of the email message. C4LJ encourages creativity and flexibility, and the editors welcome submissions across a broad variety of topics that support the mission of the journal. Possible topics include, but are not limited to: * Practical applications of library technology (both actual and hypothetical) * Technology projects (failed, successful, or proposed), including how they were done and challenges faced * Case studies * Best practices * Reviews * Comparisons of third party software or libraries * Analyses of library metadata for use with technology * Project management and communication within the library environment * Assessment and user studies C4LJ strives to promote professional communication by minimizing the barriers to publication. While articles should be of a high quality, they need not follow any formal structure. Writers should aim for the middle ground between blog posts and articles in traditional refereed journals. Where appropriate, we encourage authors to submit code samples, algorithms, and pseudo-code. For more information, visit C4LJ's Article Guidelines or browse articles from the first 17 issues published on our website: Remember, for consideration for the 18th issue, please send proposals, abstracts, or draft articles to no later than Friday, June 29, 2012. Send in a submission. Your peers would like to hear what you are doing. Code4Lib Journal Editorial Committee

CFP - 2012 Digital Library Federation

The 2012 Digital Library Federation (DLF) Forum is seeking proposals for presentations, panel discussions, workshops, research updates, and hands-on, problem-solving sessions. The Forum is a working meeting where DLF members come together to discover better methods of working through sharing and collaboration. Participation is open to all those interested in contributing to and playing an active part in the successful future of digital libraries, museums and archives services and collections. Managing the digital content lifecycle is a complex challenge, requiring creative and collaborative approaches. In that spirit, and to maximize the Forum’s benefit and better facilitate the community’s work, the Forum’s schedule will provide many opportunities to actively engage and network. For the 2012 DLF Forum, the Program Planning Committee is requesting proposals within the broad framework of digital collections and their effect on libraries, museums and archives services, infrastructure, resources, and organizational priorities. Proposals should strive to contribute to the following topics: Digital technology design Management and assessment Data Collaboration We welcome proposals on these and other areas from current community members and non-members who are interested in joining the DLF community. For more detailed examples, please see the 2011 DLF Forum schedule: Session genres include: Presentations and Panels: Traditional lecture format with question-and-answer sessions. Speakers are requested to use only half of the allocated time for the presentation, including how they wish to engage the DLF community in their work. The second half of the session should focus on conversations about next steps, engagement with the community, and clarification of points raised during the presentation. Workshops: In-depth, hands-on training about a tool, technique, workflow, etc. You can recommend a topic or trainer, or you can volunteer to share your own expertise. Research Updates: An opportunity for those working in digital collections research to present their preliminary findings for community feedback and discussion. Working Sessions: Creative problem solvers, including project managers, developers, and/or administrators, gather to address a specific problem. This does not have to be a computational problem. The approach can be applied to workflow issues, metadata transformations, or other complex problems that would benefit from a collective, dynamic solution approach. Community Showcase: A modified poster session. Presenters will have the opportunity to interact with Forum participants to discuss their current research projects, and/or demonstrate tools or services they have developed or are using in their digital library environment. Demos must include a poster element. Proposal Submission Guidelines and Evaluation Procedures Complete proposals should be submitted using the online submission form ( by 11:59 PM on July 1, 2012. Proposals must include a title, session leader, session genre, proposal description (maximum 300 words), and proposal abstract (maximum 100 words). After an initial review by the Program Planning Committee, all proposals will be posted on the DLF website for community polling. The community vote will be taken into consideration, and the Program Planning Committee will make the final decisions. Those submitting complete proposals will be notified of their status by August 10, 2012. Presenters will be guaranteed a registration place. The 2012 DLF Forum will be held at the Downtown Westin in Denver, CO from November 3 – 5, 2012. More information about the 2012 DLF Forum can be found at

Internship - United Nations Archives and Records Management Section

The United Nations Archives and Records Management Section offers the following internship programme. Organisational Setting and Reporting: The Archives and Records Management Section is seeking interns interested in gaining professional, hands-on experience with archives and records, specifically paper, photo, and electronic/digital materials. The internship is for a minimum of two months with a possibility for extension. The internship is unpaid and full-time. Interns work five days per week (35 hours) under the supervision of the Chief of the Archives and Records Management Section. Responsibilities: This opportunity is designed for interns to work with experienced information professionals. Interns will be assigned to the archives or the records management unit based on individual backgrounds and preferences. Interns will work on a variety of projects centred on archival collections and records management activities. Depending on assignment, project tasks may include the following: • Processing and/or cataloguing archival collections and accessioning records • Assisting in the digitization of archival materials • Providing customer service for archives patrons and UN staff • Assisting in the ongoing creation and maintenance of digital and electronic content Interns will also collaborate with staff on social media (Facebook, Flickr, etc.) in the effort to promote archives/records management resources and services. Competencies: Communication: • Speaks and writes clearly and effectively • Listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately • Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed • Asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication • Tailors language, tone, style and format to match the audience Teamwork: • Solicits input by genuinely valuing others' ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others • Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals • Places team agenda before personal agenda • Supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position • Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings Client Orientation: • Considers all those to whom services are provided to be "clients " and seeks to see things from clients' point of view • Establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect • Monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients' environment to keep informed and anticipate problems • Identifies clients' needs and matches them to appropriate solutions • Keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects • Meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client Education: At least a first-level university degree in information studies (archives, records management) or related field. Applicants must be enrolled in a degree programme in a graduate school (second university degree or higher); or if pursuing their studies in countries where higher education is not divided into undergraduate and graduate stages, have completed at least four years of full-time studies at a university or equivalent institution towards the completion of a degree; be computer-literate in standard software applications; have a demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations and have a personal commitment to the ideals of the Charter; and have a demonstrated ability to successfully interact with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs, which includes willingness to try and understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views. Work Experience: No professional work experience required. Languages: English or French are the working languages of the United Nations. For the internship advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of another UN official language is an advantaged. Assessment Method: Potential candidates will be contacted by the hiring manager directly for further consideration. Special Notice : A completed online application (Cover Note and Personal History Profile) is required. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. The Cover Note must include: * Title of degree you are currently pursuing * Graduation date (when will you be graduating from the programme) * IT skills and programmes that you are proficient in * Top three areas of interest/department preferences * Explain why you are the best candidate for that specific department(s). * Explain your interest in the United Nations Internship Programme In your Personal History Profile, be sure to include all past work experiences, IT skills, and three references. Due to the high volume of applications received, only successful candidates will be contacted. United Nations Considerations The United Nations shall place no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. (Charter of the United Nations - Chapter 3, article 8). The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment. The application deadline is: June 15 For links to the application form and more details about the Internship programme please visit: For more information on the United Nations Archives and Records Management please visit our website: Thank you and best wishes, Paola Paola Casini Chief, Archives Unit UN Archives and Records Management Section 304 E 45th Street FF 105 New York, NY 10017

Call for Participantion for iConference 2013

Call for Participantion for iConference 2013. Please distribute this to your faculty and student lists, as well as any information community venues in which you participate. Crowd-sourcing has proven our most effective method of publicizing the conference, and you help is appreciated! -Clark Call For Participation: iConference 2013 Fort Worth, Texas February 12-15, 2013 The iConference is an annual gathering of scholars and researchers concerned with critical information issues in contemporary society. iConference participants advance the boundaries of information studies, explore core concepts and ideas, and create new technological and conceptual configurations—all situated in interdisciplinary discourses. These issues will be addressed during our four-day event in Fort Worth, Texas, February 12-15, 2013. The conference theme is Data, Innovation, Wisdom: Scholarship in Action. Please join us for a multitude of high-quality papers, posters, and workshops, along with interactive alternative events that will frame the conversation. In addition, the will host a Doctoral Colloquium and an Early Career Workshop, lots of social events, and many networking opportunities. iConference 2013 is hosted by the College of Information at the University of North Texas. The presenting sponsor is Microsoft Research, which is also providing support for the conference’s inaugural Social Media Expo. The iConference series is presented by the iSchools (, a growing association of Schools, Faculties and Colleges in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Affiliation with the iSchools is not a prerequisite of participation; we encourage all information scholars and practitioners to take part in the conference. * Conference: * iCaucus: * Past Proceedings: SUBMISSION INFORMATION In response to requests for more varied opportunities to participate, we are offering several new submission formats this year. * Papers: Results of completed original research, 8-10 pages in length in publication format; papers will be refereed in a double-blind process. Submissions will be in PDF format. Submission deadline: September 3, 2012. Notification: Early November. Final version due: December 3, 2012. * Notes: Reports of early and partial results, 4 pages or less in length in publication format; Notes will be refereed in a double-blind process. Submissions will be in PDF format. Submission deadline: September 10, 2012. Notification: Early November. Final version due: December 3, 2012. * Posters: We welcome submission of Posters presenting new work, preliminary results and designs, or educational projects. Applicants will submit an abstract describing the proposed Poster, and these abstracts will undergo a single-blind blind review process (i.e., reviewers will know the identity of authors, but not vice versa). Poster abstracts are not to exceed two pages in length. Abstract submissions will be in PDF format. Completed Posters will be presented at the iConference. Abstract submission deadline: September 24, 2012. Notification: Mid-November. Final abstract due: December 7, 2012. Completed poster due: February 12, 2013 * Workshops: Workshops can be half- or full-day and can focus on any area related the conference theme (Scholarship in Action) or more broadly to the purview of the iSchools, namely, the relationships among information, people and technology. A proposal template is provided on the website; submissions should be in PDF format. Submission deadline: September 24, 2012. Notification: Early October. Final version due: Early November. * Alternative Events: These can include panels, fishbowls, performances, storytelling, roundtable discussions, wildcard sessions, demos/exhibitions, and more. All should be highly participatory, informal, engaging, and pluralistic. A proposal template is provided on the website; submissions should be in PDF format. Submission deadline: September 24, 2012. Notification: Mid-November. Final version due: December 7, 2012. * Research Paper Development Roundtable: This new iConference submission track is for researchers developing manuscripts for submission as journal articles. The goals of this track are to provide a forum for interactive development of research papers, enable a discussion of current research ideas, provide a clear path to journal publication, and increase collaboration opportunities for junior faculty. Papers reporting work in progress and late breaking research are welcome. See website for additional details. Submission deadline: Extended abstracts due August 1, 2012. Notification: Early October. Full draft due: January 7, 2013. OTHER EVENTS SCHEDULED * Doctoral Colloquium: The doctoral student colloquium will provide doctoral students the opportunity to present their work to senior faculty and one another in a setting that is relatively informal but that allows for the fullest of intellectual exchanges. Students will receive feedback on their dissertation and/or current research from participating faculty and student peers. Participation in the doctoral colloquium is restricted to students who have applied for and been accepted into the colloquium. The colloquium will not be open to observers. Visit the doctoral colloquium webpage for more information: Application deadline: September 24, 2012. Notification: Mid-November. * Early Career Colloquium: This half-day event is intended for assistant professors, post-docs, or others in pre-tenure positions and builds on the tradition of highly successful events at past iConferences. The program will include an introductory presentation on the tenure process, panels by recently tenured faculty and experienced former deans, and small group discussions to provide informal dialogue, guidance, and insights. Visit the early career colloquium webpage for more information: * FUSE Labs iConference Social Media Expo: The iConference, in collaboration with FUSE Labs of Microsoft Research, is pleased to announce the first iConference Social Media Expo. The exposition is designed to showcase exceptional interdisciplinary research and development work from information school programs specializing in social media. Students are asked to form interdisciplinary teams of 3-5 students to perform research, design, development or community engagement exploring technological solutions to people’s real needs around the theme of leveraging social media to foster lifelong learning in everyday life. A representative team from each participating school will be selected to attend and featured in a presentation at a special session of the iConference in February of 2013. Visit the Social Media Expo webpage for more information: Initial notification: Letters of Interest due September 14, 2012 * New this year, the leadership of the iCaucus and the iConference 2013 organizers have arranged for a special full-day workshop on Information Privacy. The workshop is being co-organized by the following iCaucus members: University of California, Berkeley School of Information; Carnegie Mellon University, Heinz College; Indiana University, School of Informatics and Computing; University of Michigan, School of Information; and Singapore Management University, School of Information Systems. The deans from each of these five iSchools have committed to send top faculty researchers in information privacy (spanning technology, management, law and policy) to participate. Details on how to take part will be publicized in the future. ORGANIZERS Honorary Co-Chairs: Elizabeth Liddy, Syracuse University; Herman Totten, University of North Texas Conference Chair: William Moen, University of North Texas Program Co-Chairs: Kevin Crowston, Syracuse University; Martin Halbert, University of North Texas

CFP - Innovation in Libraries 2012

Innovation in Libraries 2012 A Free Post Conference event after LITA Forum Invitation and Call for Proposals Do you love exploring new ideas? Always secretly wished you knew more about how to create an app? Wonder what the next wave of library innovation might be? If you answered yes, then Innovation in Libraries 2012 is for you. The event will happen after LITA Forum concludes on Oct. 7, and will continue through the morning of Oct. 8. Sponsored by OCLC and held at the Columbus Metropolitan Library Main Library, Innovation in Libraries 2012 is your chance to hear from experts and colleagues, and contribute your ideas. Library innovation of all flavors will be on tap; you are invited. To register and learn more about Innovation in Libraries 2012, go to: Proposals requested Whether you plan to attend LITA Forum or not, you are encouraged to share your innovations, ideas and instructive failures with fellow attendees at Innovation in Libraries 2012. There are three (3) potential ways to participate: · 20 minute sessions These are your standard presentations where you showcase the interesting work you’re doing at your library/consortium, etc · 5 minute lightning talks These are pecha kucha-style sessions designed to have 20 slides each · 1 hour breakout session leader Brush up your group facilitation skills by volunteering to lead a breakout discussion on a specific topic. Examples include: 1 Building apps for tech services 2 Building apps for discovery layers 3 Library integration with nonlibrary functions 4 Nonlibrary apps and “what’s out there” 5 Your interesting topic here…. Potential themes The following topics might get your creative juices flowing: App ideation and creation Apps usage and outcomes, results Using APIs and Web services Platform usage Building a staff culture of creativity Building useful tools for your library Widgets, gadgets, plug-ins Strategies to help staff innovate Strategies to help users innovate Basically, share something interesting, include a technical angle and explain how it helped your library/users/libraries worldwide in the process. Deadline Submit your proposal at by 31 July 2012. Registration for Innovation in Libraries 2012 is open now, at All accepted proposals will also need to register separately for the event, which is free to all attendees. -- Andrea Schurr WorldShare Platform Community Manager OCLC, 6565 Kilgour Place, Dublin, OH 43017 email: skype: andrea-schurr