Tuesday, February 19, 2013

CFP - Electronic Thesis and Dissertation

Proposals for presentations, panel sessions and posters are invited for the upcoming U.S Electronic Thesis and Dissertation conference to be held in Claremont, California (near Disneyland resort, beaches & Hollywood) July 24-26, 2013. Conference registration is now open - for complete information visit http://www.usetda.org/?page_id=1730 Deadline: Proposals should be submitted before March 15, 2013 to be considered. Proposals should reflect the conference theme: Waves of Change: Oceans of Opportunity The U.S. Electronic Dissertations and Theses Association welcomes the following types of submissions: Poster sessions - peer reviewed Posters introduce late-breaking results, work in progress, or research that is best communicated in an interactive or graphical format. Two types of posters are encouraged: contributed research posters presenting new and promising work or preliminary results of ongoing projects; and contributed “best practices” posters presenting the results practical implementations of an organization’s practices or innovations. The content of the poster should clearly point out how the application contributes to innovation of thought or design within the field, and how it addresses key challenges, as well as the potential impact on the participant’s organization and/or practices in the field. Joint submissions from students, librarians and other professionals demonstrating different perspectives on a single issue are particularly encouraged. Posters are expected to elicit discussion in a personal and less formal setting. Submissions for refereeing should be in the form of abstract up to 500 words. -------------------------------------------- Single-session presentations and panels - peer reviewed Single session presentations and panels are invited on topics that include emerging issues, hot or emerging trends, opinions on controversial issues, analyses of tools and techniques, and contrasting viewpoints in complementary professional areas. For single-session presentations, please submit a proposal of up to 500 words, providing a summary of the presentation topic and the qualifications of the speaker. -------------------------------------------- Panels must have a cohesive theme and promote lively interaction between panelists and audience members. Please submit a panel proposal up to 500 words, providing an overview of the issues to be discussed by the panel and brief bios of each of the panelists. Proposals should only list panelists who have agreed to participate and shall indicate the qualifications and contribution that each panelist will offer. -------------------------------------------- Presentation, panel and poster session topics are encouraged to address: • Change management, transitions and transformations • Services and outreach to enhance ETD development • Supporting ETDs with Library services and information instruction • Business Realities and Organizational Challenges • ETDs and Ethics, Security & Quality • Centralized and Decentralized submission processes • Intellectual Property, Copyright, Patents and Tech Transfer • Developing and implementing ETD Policies and Procedures • Developing campus support and leadership • Collaborative Opportunities, Community-Building and Campus Partnerships • Global ETD Issues • Software and Technology • ETD Innovation and Exploration • Failures and Successes • File-types and Formatting, including use of non-traditional mediums • Publishing, Research and management of datasets • Nuts and bolts of ETD management including case studies of workflow and ingest models • Retroactive digitization and ETD migration/harvesting • Undergraduate and other student scholarship Submission Site Once you have prepared your proposal according to the above instructions, please use the electronic submission system to submit your item for review. Go to https://conferences.tdl.org/USETDA/USETDA2013/index, click on the "Proposal Submission" link in the right-hand sidebar and follow the prompts. For additional information, please visit the USETDA website: http://www.usetda.org/?page_id=1591 Additional questions should be address to the USETDA Board: board@usetda.org