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The International Journal of Digital Library Systems (IJDLS) would like to invite you to consider submitting a manuscript for inclusion in this scholarly journal. The following describes the mission, the coverage, and the guidelines for submission to IJDLS.


The mission of the International Journal of Digital Library Systems (IJDLS) is to disseminate state-of-the-art digital libraries technologies, advance the field of digital libraries, educate the digital library and multimedia database community, and provide a venue for people to interact and exchange ideas. The journal addresses a variety of technologies, techniques and emerging innovative solutions to store, retrieve, manipulate, communicate, visualize, and reason with digital libraries.


Topics to be discussed in this journal include (but are not limited to) the following: 

·         Architecture of digital library systems

·         Artificial intelligence in digital libraries

·         Automatic information detection and summary

·         Collaborative technologies in distributed network environment

·         Content and knowledge management

·         Data fusion

·         Data mining and extraction

·         Deployment of digital collections

·         Design of Information Spaces for Next-Generation digital participation

·         Digital library applications

·         Distributed information systems

·         Grid architectures and technologies

·         Human-computer interface design

·         Information visualization

·         Insightful analyses of existing systems

·         Metadata creation and management

·         Models of information interaction

·         Multimedia storage and retrieval

·         Multimedia system integration

·         Network and information sharing

·         Ontology and semantic interoperability

·         Open source applications used in digital library, archives and museum

·         Performance evaluation of digital library systems

·         Personal digital libraries

·         Security and privacy

·         Semantic interoperability

·         Social media and online platform

·         Systems and algorithms for data preservation

·         Technical standards and protocols

·         Usability and retrieval evaluation

·         User modeling



Prospective authors should note that only original and previously unpublished articles will be considered. INTERESTED AUTHORS MUST CONSULT THE JOURNAL'S GUIDELINES FOR MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSIONS at PRIOR TO SUBMISSION. All article submissions will be forwarded to at least 3 members of the Editorial Review Board of the journal for double-blind, peer review. Final decision regarding acceptance/revision/rejection will be based on the reviews received from the reviewers. All submissions must be forwarded electronically.

All submissions and inquiries should be directed to the attention of:


Journal Editor

All manuscript submissions to IJDLS should be sent through the online submission system:


Technical Co-Sponsored by IEEE UK/RI Computer Chapter
10-12 November, 2014
London Heathrow Marriott Hotel
The i-Society 2014 is Technical Co-Sponsored by UK/RI Computer Chapter.
The i-Society is a global knowledge-enriched collaborative effort that has its
roots from both academia and industry. The conference covers a wide spectrum
of topics that relate to information society, which includes technical and
non-technical research areas. The mission of i-Society 2014 conference
is to provide opportunities for collaboration of professionals and
researchers to share existing and generate new knowledge in the field
of information society. The conference encapsulates the concept of
interdisciplinary science that studies the societal and technological
dimensions of knowledge evolution in digital society. The i-Society
bridges the gap between academia and industry with regards to research
collaboration and awareness of current development in secure information
management in the digital society.

The topics in i-Society 2014 include but are not confined to the following areas:

*New enabling technologies
- Internet technologies
- Wireless applications
- Mobile Applications
- Multimedia Applications
- Protocols and Standards
- Ubiquitous Computing
- Virtual Reality
- Human Computer Interaction
- Geographic information systems
- e-Manufacturing

*Intelligent data management
- Intelligent Agents
- Intelligent Systems
- Intelligent Organisations
- Content Development
- Data Mining
- e-Publishing and Digital Libraries
- Information Search and Retrieval
- Knowledge Management
- e-Intelligence
- Knowledge networks

*Secure Technologies
- Internet security
- Web services and performance
- Secure transactions
- Cryptography
- Payment systems
- Secure Protocols
- e-Privacy
- e-Trust
- e-Risk
- Cyber law
- Forensics
- Information assurance
- Mobile social networks
- Peer-to-peer social networks
- Sensor networks and social sensing

- Collaborative Learning
- Curriculum Content Design and Development
- Delivery Systems and Environments
- Educational Systems Design
- e-Learning Organisational Issues
- Evaluation and Assessment
- Virtual Learning Environments and Issues
- Web-based Learning Communities
- e-Learning Tools
- e-Education

- Global Trends
- Social Inclusion
- Intellectual Property Rights
- Social Infonomics
- Computer-Mediated Communication
- Social and Organisational Aspects
- Globalisation and developmental IT
- Social Software

- Data Security Issues
- e-Health Policy and Practice
- e-Healthcare Strategies and Provision
- Medical Research Ethics
- Patient Privacy and Confidentiality
- e-Medicine

- Democracy and the Citizen
- e-Administration
- Policy Issues
- Virtual Communities

- Digital Economies
- Knowledge economy
- eProcurement
- National and International Economies
- e-Business Ontologies and Models
- Digital Goods and Services
- e-Commerce Application Fields
- e-Commerce Economics
- e-Commerce Services
- Electronic Service Delivery
- e-Marketing
- Online Auctions and Technologies
- Virtual Organisations
- Teleworking
- Applied e-Business
- Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)

- Legal Issues
- Patents
- Enabling technologies and tools

- Natural sciences in digital society
- Biometrics
- Bioinformatics
- Collaborative research

*Industrial developments
- Trends in learning
- Applied research
- Cutting-edge technologies

* Research in progress
- Ongoing research from undergraduates, graduates/postgraduates and professionals

Important Dates:

Extended Abstract (Work in Progress) Submission Date: June 30, 2014
Research Paper, Student Paper, Case Study, Report Submission Date August 01, 2014
Proposal for Workshops: June 30, 2014
Notification of Workshop Acceptance/Rejection: July 10, 2014
Notification of Extended Abstract (Work in Progress) Acceptance/Rejection: July 17, 2014
Notification of Research Paper, Student Paper, Case Study, Report Acceptance/Rejection: August 15, 2014
Camera Ready Paper Due: October 01, 20124
Participant(s) Registration (Open): May 01, 2014
Early Bird Registration Deadline: September 01, 2014
Late Bird Registration Deadline (Authors only): September 02 to October 15, 2014
Late Bird Registration Deadline (Participants only): September 02 to November 03, 2014
Conference Dates: November 10-12, 2014

For more details, please visit

Annual Review of Cultural Heritage Informatics

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Be a part of history and the future at the same time!

The second annual review looks at how we access, store and preserve our cultural heritage.  The University of South Carolina, School of Library and Information Science and Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group/AltaMira Press with Charles Harmon, Executive Editor publishes an annual compilation of research, technologies, and a review of literature in the fields of Cultural Heritage, Imaging for Museums and Libraries, Digital Humanities, User Behavior and Best Practices in the field.  International contributions are welcome.  An editorial board formed from scholars in the field, researchers and museum professionals with previous work in the field of cultural heritage and informatics assists with reviewing and editing manuscripts.   

The publication of a second Annual Review in this nascent and growing field is an important contribution to our scholarly knowledge and we welcome you to continue to help us build for the future.  The target audience for the Annual Review includes undergraduate or graduate students, scholars, and professionals.

Please submit a Letter of Intent with a brief description of your work by March 10, 2014 to The editorial board will notify you with an invitation to submit by March 15Manuscripts will be due May 15 for publication in the 2014 edition.  Author guidelines will be sent after the letters of intent are received.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Sam Hastings

Dr. S. K. Hastings

Director and Professor

School of Library and Information Science

University of South Carolina

Davis College

1501 Greene St.

Columbia, SC 29208



PaLA Northeast Chapter

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The deadline to submit to the Northeast Chapter's Spring Workshop has been extended to Monday, March 10.

The Spring Workshop will be held on Friday, June 13that The University of Scranton in Scranton, PA. The theme for this year's workshop is "The Changing Face of Libraries" and we are currently seeking proposals from academic, public, special librarians, and consultants from across Pennsylvania that are interested in presenting.

Topics may include, but are not limited to:

 ·New staffing models

·Cross Training

·Digital Humanities

·Digital Libraries

·How to handle budget cuts

·Libraries without books

·Fundraising and Crowdsourcing

·Serving Special Populations (e.g. ESL, Veterans, Autism spectrum, etc.)

·Wearable Technology

·Reaching today's users

·STEM for kids

If you are interested in presenting on one of the above topics or another topic related to "The Changing Face of Libraries," then please consider submitting your proposal through the online Google Form:

Deadline for submission is March 10, 2014. We will be seeking approximately six presenters for 60 minute presentations and approximately eight presenters for 7 minute Pecha Kucha presentations ( If you wish to be considered for both types of presentations, please indicate that on the form. All proposals received by March 10, 2014 will be reviewed by the Northeast Chapter's Board.

Please contact George Aulisio ( with any questions.

October 31 - November 4, 2014
Sheraton Seattle Hotel, Seattle, WA


The Annual Meeting of the Association for Information Science and Technology is the premier international conference dedicated to the study of information, people, and technology in contemporary society. The ASIST AM gathers leading scholars and practitioners from around the globe to share innovations, ideas, research, and insights into the state and future of information and communication in play, work, governance, and society.

ASIST AM has an established record for pushing the boundaries of information studies, exploring core concepts and ideas, and creating new technological and conceptual configurations -- all situated in interdisciplinary discourses.

The conference welcomes contributions from all areas of information science and technology.  The conference celebrates plurality in methods, theories and conceptual frameworks and has historically presented research and development from a broad spectrum of domains, as encapsulated in ASISTs many special interest groups: Arts & Humanities; Bioinformatics; Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts; Classification Research; Critical Issues; Digital Libraries; Education for Information Science; Health Informatics; History & Foundations of Information Science; Human Computer Interaction; Information Architecture; Information Needs, Seeking and Use; Information Policy; International Information Issues; Knowledge Management; Library Technologies; Management; Metrics; Scientific & Technical Information; Social Informatics; and Visualization, Images & Sound.

Important Dates
Papers, Panels, and Workshops:
Submissions: April 30th
Notifications: June 11th
Final copies: July 15th

Submissions: July 1th
Notifications: July 30th
Final copies: August 20th

(All deadlines: midnight,
Hawaii Standard Time)
The latest "E-Resource Round Up" column for volume 26, number 2 of the Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship (JERL) is currently in preparation and the column editors are looking for contributions. If you've attended a conference or program recently or plan to attend ALA Midwinter or other upcoming professional meetings related to electronic resources in libraries, please consider submitting a report for the column.

The "E-Resource Round Up" column is dedicated to helping JERL readers better understand topics related to the ever-changing world of electronic resources and their roles in libraries. It covers developments in the areas of new and emerging technologies and systems related to electronic resources and the digital environment; reports from professional discussion groups, meetings, presentations, and conferences; news and trends related to electronic resource librarianship; tips and suggestions on various aspects of working with electronic resources; opinion pieces; vendor activities; and upcoming events of potential interest to JERL readers.

Your contribution to the column does not have to be lengthy, and could be on any of the topics listed above. This could be an ideal opportunity for you to report on programs that may benefit others in our profession.

The editors would like to receive contributions to the column by Friday, February 14, 2014. Contributions should not be published elsewhere.

If you have a submission or questions, please contact the column editors:

Bob Wolverton
Mississippi State University Libraries
(662) 325-0548

Karen Davidson
Mississippi State University Libraries
(662) 325-3018 



Proposal Submission Deadline: February 28, 2014


A book edited by

Kathleen Sacco (State University of New

York (SUNY) at Fredonia, USA);

Scott Richmond (State University of New

York (SUNY) at Fredonia, USA);

Sara Parme (State University of New

York (SUNY) at Fredonia, USA);

Kerrie Fergen Wilkes (State University of New

York (SUNY) at Fredonia, USA)


To be published by IGI Global:


For release in the Advances in Library and Information Science (ALIS) Book Series.


The Advances in Library and Information Science (ALIS) Book Series aims to expand the body of library science literature by covering a wide range of topics affecting the profession and field at large. The series also seeks to provide readers with an essential resource for uncovering the latest research in library and information science management, development, and technologies.



The Digital Humanities is an area of research, teaching, and creation concerned with the intersection of computing and the disciplines of the humanities. Digital humanities embrace a variety of topics, from curating online collections to data mining large cultural data sets. Digital humanities (also known as DH) currently incorporates both digitized and born-digital materials and combine the methodologies from traditional humanities disciplines and social sciences with tools provided by computing (such as data visualization, information retrieval, data mining, statistics, text mining) and digital publishing.


Objective of the Book

Research in the digital humanities relies on knowledge of data management and on collaboration across a range of disciplines. Libraries and Library Professionals are situated to be both supporters and participants in digital humanities research.


This publication will bring together current research in the discipline of digital humanities, focusing on the role of libraries and library staff in the research, creation, and dissemination of the information.


Target Audience

The book will be an asset to librarians navigating the beginnings of a digital humanities project as well as a guide for researchers in the DH process exploring potential partnerships with libraries.


Recommended topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

Overview of DH and current scholarship

Role of librarians in DH

Role of libraries and research centers in the DH process

Digital methods and modes of knowledge acquisition

Research methodology

Current pedagogy

Role of libraries in supporting the DH instructor

Future directions in the discipline



Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before February 28, 2014, a 2-3 page chapter proposal clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Authors of accepted proposals will be notified by March 15, 2014 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by April 30, 2014. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project.



This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit This publication is anticipated to be release in 2015.


Important Dates

February 28, 2014:       Proposal Submission Deadline

March 15, 2014:              Notification of Acceptance

April 30, 2014:                Full Chapter Submission

June 30, 2014:                 Review Results Returned

August 30, 2014:           Final Chapter Submission

October 15, 2014:          Final Deadline


Inquiries and submissions can be sent to:

Sara Parme, M.L.I.S.

Daniel A. Reed Library

SUNY Fredonia

280 Central Ave.

Fredonia, NY 14063





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Sept. 29-Oct. 2, 2014

Orlando, Fla.

Deadline for submission Jan. 13, 2014

Ring in the new year by submitting a proposal for the EDUCAUSE Annual Conference, where you'll engage community members on a topic while building your professional network and demonstrating your institution's thought leadership. If selected to present at the premier higher ed IT conference, you will join thousands of higher education professionals and technology providers while networking and sharing ideas on strategies, leading change, and innovative solutions. Submit a proposal to present a conference session or preconference seminar and facilitate discussion on best practices, success stories, solutions, and future directions across the higher ed information technology landscape.


Core Program Areas and Presentation Opportunities

EDUCAUSE 2014 will be held September 29 through October 2, in Orlando, Florida, and online. Submit a proposal on any of these higher education domains (read full descriptions):

  • Analytics and Data-Driven Decision Making
  • Digital Content, Libraries, Curation, and Open Access
  • Enterprise/Administrative IT
  • Leadership and Management
  • Security, Compliance, Privacy, and Risk Management
  • Service Management and Support
  • Teaching and Learning

Accepted speakers and facilitators will deliver a conference session in one of a variety of formats, or present a half- or full-day preconference seminar. Sessions are offered face-to-face, virtually, or both. See the full list of session formats and delivery choices.


Media and Methods for Opening Education

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*JITP5 Call for Submissions*

Special Issue: Media and Methods for Opening Education

Editors: Gregory T. Donovan and Suzanne Tamang

Submissions Due: *October 20, 2013*

*The Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy* is a peer-reviewed and
open-access journal that welcomes work that explores critical and creative
uses of interactive technology in teaching, learning, and research. For
Issue 5, we are seeking submissions under the theme of "Media and Methods
for Opening Education." This theme invites submissions that critically and
creatively consider both media and methods that open up traditional
educational settings to more democratic and diverse modes of learning and
knowledge production.

We are particularly interested in papers that express intriguing and
promising ideas, demonstrate new media forms or educational software tools,
or focus on research methods for opening education. Possible submission
topics include, but are not limited to:

- The development, implementation, and/or evaluation of pedagogical
practices that draw on Open Education Resources (OER).

- Explorations of Open Access, Open Source, and/or Open Data initiatives
that address matters of race, class, gender, sexuality, and disability.

- Critical considerations of corporate or proprietary media in pedagogical

- Feminist media and methodologies for challenging patriarchal structures
in education.

- Analyses of both the educational media and practices of civic movements
such as the Free University, Occupy Data, or CryptoParty.

- Hackathon methodologies: tools and practices.

- Critical and participatory approaches to facilitating MOOCs.

- Engaging local communities in public research and/or education through
civic media.

- Interactive platforms and practices that queer traditional educational
boundaries between teacher/student as well as inside/outside the classroom,
unfixing these binaries so as to reconsider our norms and what they leave

- Critical appropriations of queer, feminist and/or radical praxis to
address ITP matters such as universal access.

- Visualizing research products for diverse publics.

- Best practices for collaborating in heterogeneous spaces.

- Anti-disciplinary approaches to problem solving and the public domain.

In addition to traditional long-form articles, we invite submissions of
audio or visual presentations, interviews, dialogues, or conversations,
creative works, manifestos, jeremiads or other scholarly materials. All
submissions are subject to an open peer review process. Submissions
received that do not fall under the specific theme of Issue 5, but do fall
under the broader theme of JITP, will be considered for publication in a
future issue.

*Important Dates*
The submission deadline for Issue 5 is *October 20, 2013* for publication
in *Spring 2014*. When submitting using our Open Journal Systems software,
under "Journal Section," please select the section titled "Issue 5: Special

To submit and read our full guidelines, go to
The submission deadline of ICADL 2013 has been extended as follows:
  • Abstract submission deadline: June 28 (11:59 PM, Friday), 2013, India Time (GMT + 05:30)
  • Paper submission deadline: July 5 (11:59 PM, Friday), 2013, India Time (GMT + 05:30)


Call for Papers

International Conference on Asia-Pacific Digital Libraries (ICADL 2013)

December 9-11, 2013, Bangalore, India;

Paper submission via:


About the ICADL Conference

The International Conference on Asia-Pacific Digital Libraries (ICADL) series is a significant forum for digital libraries research, providing an opportunity for researchers, educators, and practitioners to share their experiences. Since its first meeting in Hong Kong (ICADL 1998) the ICADL has rotated annually among the Asia-Pacific countries, and evolved to become one of the premiere conferences in digital libraries.


The emergence of social media and the availability of social networking platforms offer enormous opportunity to leverage them for "connecting with the user community" and building a strong networked community of stakeholders across the life cycle of information creation to consumption. The ICADL 2013 will focus on the tools, methods, processes and case studies of "Social Media and Community networks' that advance the field of digital libraries. We solicit papers on the theme of Social Media and Community Networks for potential publication in ICADL 2013. Areas of interest include, but are not restricted to, the following:

- Community-based web or online services
- Social architectures for digital libraries
- Electronic publishing
- Community informatics
- Human factors in digital libraries
- Cognitive modelling of social media and communities
- Community information retrieval and browsing
- Social network analysis
- Data mining in communities and social media
- Information integration across communities
- Interoperability of multi-community information
- Metadata and cataloguing in community repositories
- Mobile services over social media
- Social media analytics
- Cross-cultural and cross-linguistic communities
- Novel digital content for social environments
- Technologies for social media and community networks
- Personalized service and user modelling
- Community networks for scientific data
- Security and privacy in social media and community networks
- Systems, algorithms, and models for data preservation

- Healthcare Informatics

- Information visualization


Submission Instructions

Papers submitted to ICADL 2013 should not be under review for any other conference or journal. A paper should be significantly different from previously published work, and should represent original contributions. Duplicate submissions will be rejected. If you have questions about how this policy applies to your work, please feel free to send an email to the General Chair or Program Committee Chairs.

Authors who wish to submit papers to ICADL 2013 should register their paper and submit an abstract as per the deadlines given in the Important Dates section. Papers for which abstracts have not been registered by the due date will be rejected. Authors may choose among three formats: full papers, short papers and posters. Papers in all these formats will be included in the proceedings and will be presented at the conference. All submissions will be rigorously peer-reviewed.

Full papers are expected to report on mature work, or on efforts that have reached an important milestone. They must not exceed 10 pages including references and appendices.

Short papers can highlight efforts that might be in an early stage, but are important for the community to be aware of. They can also present theories or systems that can be described concisely in the limited space. They must not exceed 4 pages in all.

Posters can be used for presentation of late-breaking results in an informal, interactive manner. Poster proposals must not exceed 2 pages.

All contributions must be written in English and must follow Springer's formatting guidelines ( Papers are to be submitted via the ICADL 2013 EasyChair page ( All accepted papers will be published by Springer's Lecture Notes in Computer Science series as conference proceedings. At least one author from each paper must register for the main conference and present their work during the conference.

Important Dates

Submission site opening: May 10 (Friday), 2013
Abstract submission deadline: June 28 (11:59 PM, Friday), 2013, India Time (GMT + 05:30)
Paper submission deadline: July 5 (11:59 PM, Friday), 2013, India Time (GMT + 05:30)
Acceptance notification: August 9 (Friday), 2013
Camera ready deadline: August 30 (11:59 PM, Friday), 2013, India Time (GMT + 05:30)


Organizing Committee:

General Co-Chairs

- N. Balakrishnan, Indian Institute of Science, India

- Shalini R. Urs, University of Mysore, India


Program Co-Chairs

- Abhinanda Sarkar, MYRA School of Business, Mysore, India

- Jin-Cheon Na, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

- George Buchanan, City University London, United Kingdom



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