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Call for Proposals: Digital Collection Metadata & Internet Discovery (Special issue of the Journal of Web Librarianship)by Twanna Hodge on Sat, Mar 18, 2017 at 08:38 pm
Submissions due March 30, 2017.
The Journal of Web Librarianship is planning a special issue on Internet discovery on digital collections entitled: Digital Collection Metadata & Internet Discovery.
Many digital repositories and digital collections have been created in recent decades in academic and research libraries. As digital items are put into digital repositories, associated metadata records need to be effective for external indexing by search engines in order to be discovered. Current literature includes some discussion pertaining to digital resources discovery, metadata evaluation, search engine indexing, and search engine optimization strategies. However, due to the distinct options of digital repository software, the complexity of metadata schemas, the variety of formats of digital items, and the ambiguity of search engine indexing strategies, researchers have not come to an agreement about which metadata schema is the best to use, because the choice varies based on the format of the particular digital file, the repository system being used, and the search engine being queried. This journal issue aims to explore these approaches and offer insights into the current literature debating digital collection metadata and its discoverability on the Internet.
This special issue offers a platform for researchers to discuss topics relevant to the potential combination of best strategies regarding metadata, digital repositories, digital formats, search engine indexing, and Internet discovery. Subject coverage includes but is not limited to Digital Collection Metadata Evaluation, Digital Repository Systems Evaluation, Digital Collection Development, Indexing Evaluation of Digital Formats, Search Engine Indexing, Search Engine Algorithm Evaluation, and Internet Discovery on Digital Repositories.
1. Original Research
● Evaluation of metadata of digital collections
● Evaluation of digital repository system pertaining to facilitating content discoverability
● Evaluation of search engine indexing on metadata or digital file formats
● Evaluation of search engine algorithm and/or search engine optimization
2. Case Studies
● Best strategies for facilitating Internet discovery of digital collections
● Best practices for developing and promoting digital collections on the Internet
● Workflows for optimizing digital collection and metadata development
● Full paper submission at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/JWebLib: March 30, 2017
● Notification of decision: June 30, 2017
● Revised submission: July 31, 2017
● Final acceptance notification: August 31, 2017
● Final version of paper: September 30, 2017
● Publication: December, 2017
Hannah Gascho Rempel
The Journal of Web Librarianship is an international, peer-reviewed journal focused on all aspects of librarianship as practiced on the World Wide Web, including both existing and emerging roles and activities of information professionals. The journal strives to find a balance between original, scholarly research, and practical communications on relevant topics in web librarianship. Web services and systems librarians are encouraged to contribute, as are librarians working in public services, technical services, special collections, archives, and administration.
For more information on this special issue, see the Call for Papers website.
Call for Proposals: The Future of Librarianship: Exploring what's next for the Academic Librarian - LACUNY Institute 2017 (NYC May 2017)by Twanna Hodge on Sat, Mar 18, 2017 at 08:21 pm
Call for Posters Submission Deadline: March 31, 2017
The Future of Librarianship: Exploring what’s next for the Academic Librarian
LACUNY Institute 2017
Date: May 19, 2017
Location: LaGuardia Community College, City University of New York
Keynote Speaker: Barbara Rockenbach, interim Associate University Librarian for Collections & Services, Columbia University Libraries.
Librarians cannot predict the future but they can speculate about it. . .
The LACUNY Institute 2017 is seeking poster proposals that think beyond the current to share a vision of the academic librarians’ position in a changing information landscape.
In addressing the theme, the Future of Librarianship: Exploring what’s next for the Academic Librarian, we are interested in proposals that address the implications of current events and changes in higher education on the way that academic librarians plan a career in librarianship, engage students, faculty, and the community, how and where they offer services and resources to patrons, and how librarians can navigate the current trends in library science and in the global world to prepare for a successful career in librarianship.
The LACUNY Institute Committee seeks proposals that address the future of academic librarians in college and university libraries, archives, and the information studies, across myriad roles (staff, faculty, students, patrons, etc.) and functions (technical services, public services, instruction, etc.). Such proposals can deal with innovation already in practice and/or futuristic ideas concerning librarianship.
Example topics include but are not limited to:
Impact of current events on library trends
Innovation and changes in roles, responsibilities, services and resources
Impact of technology
Leadership, leadership development, and workforce planning
Diversity & inclusion,
Career planning, professional development
Post-truth information literacy, digital literacy, and visual literacy
MLS, Curriculum development, and preparedness
Civic engagement, partnerships, and community building
Librarians as knowledge gatekeepers, personal freedom, and privacy
The goal of this event is to create a space for respectful dialogue and debate about these critical issues. We will be publishing a formal code of conduct, but the event organizers will actively strive to create a public space in which multiple perspectives can be heard and no one voice dominates.
Pre-vote discussion: 3/17/17-3/28/17 Establishment of the Academic Library Services for Graduate Students Interest Groupby Allison Payne-IL (staff) on Fri, Mar 17, 2017 at 03:12 pm
It sounds like many of you have been called away or are unavailable for today’s conference call. Don’t worry or try to rush onto our call: We decided to send out some notes in lieu of official meeting minutes. Here’s the update. Feel free to respond with any comments or discussion points.
1.) Meeting Attendees: Gwendolyn Prellwitz, Denisse Solis, Rachel Garza Carreon, Sharon Tani
2.) 20th Anniversary Communications: Sharon will send out a Doodle poll to Gwendolyn, Alice, Veronica, Denisse, Alanna and Rachel so they can arrange a meeting time to develop a communications plan/strategy for the Spectrum 20th Anniversary.
3.) 20th Anniversary Fundraising: Gwendolyn will post a copy of the 20th Anniversary Fundraising Plan to ALA Connect by 4/7/17
4.) Blog posts by ALA election candidates: Denisse, feel free to reply to this email with an update. Thank you!
Our next meeting is scheduled for Friday, April 7, 2017 at 12 PM PST/1 PM MST/2 PM CST/3 PM EST. Hope to see everyone then!
Conference Call Meeting: March 17, 2017 at 12 PM PST/1 PM MST/2 PM CST/3 PM EST
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March Spectrum Advisory Committee Meeting Agenda
Introductions – Sharon
Update on ALA Candidate blog posts – Denisse
Update on the Jury - Twanna
Update on the 20th Anniversary Activities - Alanna/Gwendolyn
Communications Updates - Open Discussion