Wednesday, January 29, 2014

FREE webinar - digital perservation

OPF Webinar: From the Preservation Toolkit - JHOVE2 This webinar will give an overview of JHOVE2, the free and open-source tool for characterizing digital objects. It will cover the motivation for creating a second-generation version of JHOVE some of the new features of the tool, including the ability to perform not just format identification, validation, and feature extraction, but also assessment (a policy-based determination of the acceptability of a format instance, regardless of its validation). It will discuss JHOVE2's more sophisticated data model of a format instance, embracing complex digital objects that can be composed of more than one file, each of a possibly different format. It will provide pointers on JHOVE2's setup and use. It will briefly introduce the tool's architecture, and ways in which it has been and can continue to be extended to include more formats, building on existing libraries and tools. There are twenty-five places available on a first come, first serve basis. Please register at: Date: Friday 31 January Time: 09:00 EST / 14:00 GMT / 15:00 CET Duration: 1 hour Session Lead: Sheila Morrissey, Portico

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Daguerreian Society Call for Papers

Please help us circulate the Daguerreian Society Call for Papers. Through generous donations we are offering awards of $1,000 and $500 for the best papers submitted for publication in the Daguerreian Society Annual. The Daguerreian Society ( is offering a call for original papers that address and advance the understanding and appreciation of the photographic history of the Daguerreian era (ca 1830 – 1870) in relation to the art, history, collection and practice of the daguerreotype, as well as the history and social impact of other photographic processes of this period. Authors are responsible for rights and releases of images used as illustrations, and grant permission for publication and for future electronic access. Papers of up to 30 pages (~8,000 words) are requested for peer review by renowned Daguerreian expert Keith Davis, Senior Curator of Photography at the Nelson Atkins Museum and the publication committee. The winners will be published in the Daguerreian Society Annual. Timeline: Submission of a 300-word abstract by March 1, 2014 Review and notification by April 1, 2014 Submission of completed manuscript with illustrations by June 1, 2014 Review Process and notification of selection by July 15, 2014 The Society will recognize the best submission as selected by the review committee with a $1,000 award, and the best graduate student or new author submission with a $500 award. Each will receive complimentary registration to the 2014 Daguerreian Society Symposium in Austin Texas. Submissions: Send electronic submission to: Diane Filippi Please include in the subject line: Submission for 2014 Daguerreian Society Call for Papers

AASL Conference Student Travel Award

On behalf of the Association of Architecture School Librarians (AASL), I am pleased to announce that the association is now accepting applications for the 2014 AASL Conference Student Travel Award. The application deadline is Friday, February 14, 2014 at 12 am PST. Details about the award are as follows: Purpose The ASSL Conference Student Award is intended to introduce a library school student interested in a career in architecture school librarianship to the membership and activities of AASL through attendance at the organization’s annual conference. The upcoming conference will be held in Miami, FL, April 10-12, 2014. Award 1) $500 for travel expenses (presented at the annual meeting) 2) waiver of the annual meeting registration fee 3) waiver of annual AASL dues for the period of one year Eligibility 1) Any student who is currently enrolled in an ALA accredited graduate program or 2) Alumnus of an ALA accredited graduate program who has graduated within twelve months of the application deadline. Guidelines Prior to the deadline applicants must submit: 1) a completed online application form 2) a current résumé to the AASL Awards Committee Chair Elizabeth Schaub: Requirements 1) The recipient of the award must confirm in writing via e-mail that s/he is able to meet the requirement of full conference attendance. 2) The recipient of the award will submit a brief post-conference report for posting on the AASL Website. The report should outline conference activities and experiences and include an account of how the award supported professional development goals. Deadline Friday, February 14, 2014, 12 am PST Inquiries about the award should be directed to: Elizabeth Schaub, AASL Awards Committee Chair