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ISIC: the Information Behaviour Conference
Date: 2-5 September, 2014
Location: Leeds University Business School, Yorkshire, UK

Call for Papers ISIC: the Information Behaviour Conference.
2-5 September, 2014.
The field of human information behaviour and practice is multi-disciplinary in scope: researchers from information science, information management, management science, psychology, social psychology, sociology, information systems, computer science, and other disciplines all contribute to this field of investigation.
ISIC: the Information Behaviour Conference intends to reflect this interdisciplinary character through attracting papers from researchers in all of these areas. The issues of common interest include the relationship between the needs or requirements of the information user, the means for the satisfaction of those needs and the uses to which those means are put in practice by organizations or disciplines. Thus, papers that deal solely with technological aspects of system design, for example, will not be appropriate for the conference.
Themes of the conference include the following:
1. Theories and models of information behaviour and information practice, including conceptualizations of the cognitive, affective, social and situational aspects of information needs, seeking, searching, use and sharing.
2. Research approaches and methodologies, both interpretative and positivist, employing either qualitative or quantitative methods.
3. Information behaviour and information practices in specific contexts: e.g., in different sectors and organisations (health care, education, business, industry, the public services and government, the emergency services); in everyday life, and in virtual social networks (including social media, gaming and virtual worlds as arenas for information exchange).
4. Collaborative information practices: communities, boundary spanning and innovation practices.
5. Information use and value: the nature of information and how information is used to help solve problems, aid or support decision making
6. Information behaviour and analytics (social media and enterprise analytics).
7. Organisational structures and processes and information behaviour and practices.
8. The role of information in building and enhancing the adaptive capacity of organisations: strategy and information absorption, transformation and integration.
9. The mediation of information behaviour: how human or software agents can respond to information needs.
10. The design of information delivery systems to meet information needs generally, or in organizational or disciplinary contexts, including social media and Web 2.0 developments such as blogs, wikis, e-learning platforms and open access information resources.
11. The communication of information to users: relationship between communication theory and information behaviour, including, for example, the relationship of information architectures to information seeking behaviour and the design of information products based on sound communication principles.
12. Cross-disciplinary contributions: integrating studies on information seeking and interactive retrieval; integrating information science, management science and information systems.
For this forthcoming conference we are particular eager to see research papers engaged with virtual communities as well as communities that are currently under-represented or considered marginal (socially and/or culturally). Also, analytical, rather than descriptive investigations, will be sought, with strong connections to previous work and to theoretical or conceptual frameworks.
Important Dates:
Paper and poster preparation and submission deadline is February 15, 2014.
Paper Format: The maximum length of a paper is 5500 words (excluding references). Paper presentation format in the conference includes full presentations (30 minutes) and short presentations (20 minutes).
Author Guidelines: Your paper should be prepared and submitted in accordance with the
Submit your paper through the ISIC2014 paper submission site
Doctoral Workshop: We also invite doctoral students to submit an application for participation in the Doctoral Workshop held in conjunction with the Conference on 2nd September 2014.
Conference Location: ISIC is a biennial conference. The last ISIC conference was held in 2012 in Keio University, Tokyo, Japan and the earlier conference in 2010 in the Universidad de Murcia, Spain. We are delighted that in 2014 it will be hosted by Leeds University Business School. The Business School is internationally renowned for the quality of its teaching, its research and its facilities. The City of Leeds is a modern vibrant city which has excellent transportation links but is also provides access to the beautiful countryside and heritage of Yorkshire.
Conference Organsation: The conference is being jointly organised by the University of Leeds Business School, University of Sheffield iSchool and the Department of Information Studies, University of Aberystwyth.
Ranti Junus, Michigan State University Libraries

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International Symposium on “Philosophy of Library and Information Science (isPLIS 2014
Date: 3-5 September 2014
Location: Kastamonu University in Kastamonu, Turkey

The Department of Information and Records Management (Library and Information Science) of Kastamonu University is organizing an International Symposium on “Philosophy of Library and Information Science (isPLIS 2014)" ( to be held on September 3-5, 2014 in Kastamonu University in Kastamonu, Turkey. The symposium's main theme is Ethics: Theories and Practices
Main topics of the symposium include (but not limited with) the following:
1. Foundations of Library and Information Science
2. Library and Information Science Education
3. Interdisciplinarity of Library and Information Science
4. National and International Indentifiability/Recognizability of Library and Information Science
5. Ethics and Law
6. Intellectual freedom
7. Censorship
8. Freedom of information
9. Privacy, Cultural Property, Information Rights, and Disinformation.
10. Justice and Freedom
11. Intellectual Properties and Copyright
12. Open Access
13. Computing and Ethics
14. Language, Culture and Ethics
15. Code of Ethics
16. Professional ethics
17. Ethics of science
18. Library and Information Science ethics
19. Library ethics
20. Information Science ethics
21. Archival Ethics
22. Information ethics
23. Ethics of Non-governmental organizations (NGO)/Professional organizations
24. Professionalism
25. Scientific research
26. Peer-reviewed Journal and Editorship
27. Peer Review and Peer Reviewing
28. Plagiarism

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JCDL/TPDL 2014: Joint Conference on Digital Libraries and International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries (TPDL)
Date: 8-12 September 2014
Location: London, UK

In 2014 the Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL) and the International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries (TPDL) will be held together as the International Digital Libraries Conference (DL2014) in London, UK.
The combined DL conference will be the major international scientific forum on digital libraries for 2014, bringing together researchers and developers as well as content providers and users. The focus of the joint conference is on on digital libraries and associated technical, practical, organizational, and social issues.
Important dates:
Full and short papers due: March 16, 2014, 11.59pm HAST
Posters, Panels, and Demonstrations due: March 23, 2014, 11.59pm HAST
Notification of acceptance: May 25, 2014
Camera ready version due: June 8, 2014
Workshop, Tutorial, and Panel submissions due: March 2, 2014, 11.59pm HAST
Notification of acceptance: April 27, 2014
Conference Scope
The themes of the 2014 TPDL/JCDL combined conference will follow the theme of ‘preserving the past - finding the future’. Digital collections face two major challenges: organising and conserving material across time, and enabling users to discover the material they need in increasingly large collections. In terms of ‘preserving the past’, example issues include the demands of digitisation of physical materials, the digital preservation of material so it remains accessible, and the systematic classification and indexation of large collections across social and technological change.
In contrast, when ‘finding the future’, sophisticated discovery tools, effective library policies, support for linked data, and supporting the user’s interpretation and analysis of content are examples of the key challenges that face the communities of DL practitioners and researchers.
The conference welcomes internationally leading insights into both research problems and practical complexities. Contributions from digital humanities, digital preservation, hypertext and information retrieval researchers are as much a vital part of the digital library community’s interests as core DL research, and submissions on these and other related topics are strongly encouraged.
Different tracks for research and practice papers are offered. For further information see the Call for Papers page at:
We are looking forward to seeing you in London!
George Buchanan, General Chair
Sally Jo Cunningham, Program Co-Chair
Martin Klein, Program Co-Chair
Andreas Rauber, Program Co-Chair

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ALIA National 2014 Conference
Date: 15-19 September 2014
Location: Pullman Melbourne Albert Park, Victoria, Australia

ALIA National 2014 Conference. Monday 15 - Friday 19 September 2014
Pullman Melbourne Albert Park, Australia
Call for Abstracts are Now Open!
The ALIA National 2014 Steering Committee and Program Stream Committees invite abstracts relating to the conference theme ‘Together we are stronger’, day themes of Content, Collaboration and Capabilities or the following content streams. View details by following the below links.
Please review the submission guidelines before submitting your abstract.
Please submit all abstracts using the abstract template format.
Call for abstracts submission deadline – Tuesday 31 December 2013

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URLA 2014: International Conference on Management of Cultural Heritage and Cultural Memory Institutions
Date: 18-20 September 2014
Location: Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey

URLA 2014: International Conference on Management of Cultural Heritage and Cultural Memory Institutions
September 18-20, 2014 - Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey
URLA Annual Meeting is held traditionally every year. This year it will be held on the 18th -20th September 2014, at the Istanbul University in Istanbul, Turkey. The main theme of the conference that will be organized by University and Research Librarians’ Association in Turkey and Istanbul University is “Management of Cultural Heritage and Cultural Memory Institutions”
Scope: Today, the information technologies are evolving rapidly both locally and globally, and having an significant impact in many areas. The Communities are in an intention to turn to a uniform life with the impact of the globalization. This situation causes destruction of the cultural heritage that leads to the social life from the past to the present time.
National and international research fields on preservation of cultural heritage are created according to awareness of socities about the risks for the loss of their own uniqiue identities, and the recognition of harmonies and a dynamic structure that will be created via maintenance and preservation of cultural heritage for the communication of societies.
Technological capabilities for providing access and organization and preservation of cultural heritage require efficient management of every opportunity and every single process about innovative information services delivered by the cultural heritage institutions such as libraries, archives and museums. Efficient management of cultural heritage and cultural memory institutions is highly important in terms of maintenance of societies’ accumulations and its effective presentation in national and international environments.
Aim: This conference aims to promote dialogue between the academicians, practitioners, researchers and organizations who provide services in the field of Library and information science, arts and humanities and applied sciences, create a scientific and a social interaction environment for all diciplines and share the best practices and experiences about all topics. In this context, academicians, practitioners, researchers, service providers and all individuals can participate in the conference.
Theme: The main theme of the conference is "Management of Cultural Heritage and Cultural Memory Institutions" and sub-topics include following:
Cultural Heritage And Cultural Memory Institutions
• Conservation of Cultural Heritage
• Restoration of Cultural Heritage
• Access to Cultural Heritage
• Cultural Heritage and Cultural Policy
• Information Technology for Cultural Inventory Works
• Digitizing and Digitizing Policies
• Digitization of Cultural Materials in Libraries
• Copyright Issues in Cultural Heritage Management
• Best Practices in Cultural Memory Institutions
• Cultural Heritage Management and Libraries / Archives / Museums
• International Cooperation
• Reflection of Cultural Heritage and Cultural Memory Institutions in Media
Manuscripts and Rare Books
• Manuscripts and Rare Books as Cultural Heritage Materials
• Promotion and Marketing
• Standards (storage, digitization, access, bibliographic control)
• Bibliographic Control (determination/fiving studies, catalogs, classification, authority files, AACR2, MARC, Metadata, RDA)
• Access Strategies
• Conservation and Restoration (active protection, passive protection, restoration techniques)
• Management of Manuscripts and Rare Books Libraries (staff, budget, building, user)
• Destruction of Cultural Memory: Censorship, Prohibitions and Restriction
• The Role of Manuscripts in Scientific and Cultural Interaction (books, libraries, orientalists)
• Comparative and International Studies
• New Trends and Examples
• Public Archives (Ottoman archives, public archives in Turkish Republic Period, etc.)
• Private Archives (family archives, business archives, etc.).
• Media Archives (newspaper archives, television archives, radio archives, documentary archives, Internet archives, archiving of social media, publishers, media and ethics)
• City and Folklore Archives
• Archival Services (arrangement, transfer, weeding/destruction, reference, access, preservation and privacy)
• International Importance of Archival Records
• Legislation and Standards
• Contemporary Archival Trends (e-archives, digitalization, projects and best practices, non-paper material)
• Education of Archival Science
• Museums Objects/Materials and Collections as Information Resources
• Information Management in Museums (description, classification, standardization, information retrival systems, information services, users)
• Museum Librarianship
• Organisation, Preservation and Accessing of Cultural Heritage Materials in Museums,
• Digital Museums and the Virtual Museum Applications
• Archiving / Conservation / Exhibition Technologies
• Interdisciplinary Studies
Contributions: The accepted papers will be published in Procedia-Social and Behavioral Sciences are also indexed by Scopus and ScienceDirect and submitted to Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index-Science (ISI Web of Science). Please use the template that will be available on the Conference web site to submit your papers, posters and workshop proposals for your contributions, and submit them by using the Conference Management Software. Full-text papers will be published in the conference book and will be included in the conference bag.
Important Dates
First call: December 23, 2013
Second call: February 12, 2014
Last call: April 16, 2014
Submission for Full Text: June 11, 2014
Authors notification: July 23, 2014
Tentative Programme : August 6, 2014
Submission of Camera-ready versions: August 20, 2014
Final Conference Programme: September 3, 2014
Conference: September 18-20, 2014
University and Research Librarians’ Association, Istanbul University
Turkish National Commission for UNESCO
Ministry of Environment and Urban Planning
Department for Manuscripts of Turkey
OIC Research Centre for Islamic History, Art and Culture
Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality
Turkish Religious Foundation Centre for Islamic Studies
Turkey Culture Sharing Platform
Balkan Libraries Union
Vehbi Koç and Ankara Research Center
Marmara University
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Hashtag: # unak2014
We will be honored and happy by your presence at the conference.
Dr. Nevzat Özel, Chair of Organizing Committee

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European Conference on Information Literacy (ECIL 2014)
Date: 20-23 October 2014
Location: Dubrovnik, Croatia

We cordially invite you to submit a paper to and participate in the upcoming European Conference on Information Literacy (ECIL 2014), to be held from 20-23 October 2014, in Dubrovnik, Croatia. ECIL is an international conference on Information Literacy and Lifelong Learning for researchers, information professionals, media specialists, educators, policy makers, employers and all other related parties from around the world to present state of the art of conference themes and discuss current issues, challenges, and good practices.
ECIL is co-organized by Zagreb University and Hacettepe University. Paul G. Zurkowski is the Honorary Chair of the Conference. Conference committees include over hundred and fifty distinguished experts from over sixty countries. The language of the Conference is English.
The conference will be composed of several types of contributions, such as full papers, posters, PechaKucha, best practices, workshops, panels, invited talks, doctoral forum. Contributions should be submitted by March 16, 2014.
For more information please refer to conference web page ( or If you have any questions after visiting the conference web page, please email the conference secretariat at
If you wish to receive updates on ECIL you can follow us on Facebook
Dubrovnik is the worldwide popular tourist destination with its long history and significance. Being an UNESCO World Heritage Site it is one of the must see destinations in Mediterranean. Join us at this major event in beautiful Dubrovnik !!!
ECIL organizing team

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Pacific Islands Association of Libraries, Archives, and Museums (PIALA) 2014 Annual Conference
Date: 10-15 November 2014
Location: Koror, Republic of Palau

The Palau Association of Libraries (PAL) invites you to join us at the Pacific Islands Association of Libraries, Archives, and Museums (PIALA) 2014 Annual Conference, from November 10-15, 2014, in Koror, Republic of Palau.
The conference theme--"Be Connected. Stay Informed. Community Transformation!"--reflects the important role that our libraries, archives, and museums play in the everyday lives of those in our communities. Knowledge transforms lives; the path to such knowledge lies within the walls of our information centers. Our challenge, as information professionals, is to connect with the members of our communities, to understand their needs and goals, and to help them become informed. Something as simple as a leaflet with practical tips on how to implement a new cash crop, checked out to an interested patron or shared through a targeted workshop, could open doors to community transformation. But how are these connections made and maintained? Which information in our collections has this transformative power? What are the best ways for our information centers to reach out? In the PIALA 2014 Annual Conference, we hope to explore these and related questions concerning the role of our libraries, archives, and museums in Pacific Island communities. If you would like to help lead us in this dialog or simply allow us to benefit from your experiences in community transformation, we hope you would consider presenting at the conference--and we hope that many will come along to participate in the conversation. We would love to see all of you there!
The Conference Program Committee welcomes abstract submissions for papers and workshops that reflect on the above theme and would like to hear from you! The conference offers a range of possibilities for presentations including:
* Transformative topics for Pacific Island communities (ex., information and climate change, information and agriculture, information and NCD's)
* Connecting with the communities we serve
* Examples of community outreach and transformation--both successes and "failures"
* Examples of information centers partnering with others in the community to sponsor transformation
* Information centers and knowledge creation
* Knowledge and its relationship to ideas, data, and information
* Managing information services to promote transformation
* Future of information centers in the Pacific
Please contact Sandy Fernandez for more information.
Sandy Fernandez, Program Subcommittee Chair, PIALA 2014 Organizing Committee
David Thompson, Librarian, Tan Siu Lin Library, Palau Community College, PCC Box 9, Koror, Republic of Palau 96940 (680) 488-3540, ext. 278

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11th Forum on Australian Library History,
Date: 18-19 November 2014
Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia

Libraries for the People, the 11th Forum on Australian Library History,
marking the 75th anniversary of the NSW Library Act, 1939
Sydney, November 2014
Call for papers
The State Library of New South Wales is calling for papers and other contributions to ‘Libraries for the People, the 11th Forum on Australian Library History, marking the 75th anniversary of the NSW Library Act, 1939’. The Forum will be held in Sydney on 18-19 November 2014.
On the 75th anniversary of the passing of this landmark library legislation, a number of papers on public library development in Australia would be especially appropriate.
Topics explored might include governance and legislation, library promotion, censorship, technical developments, personalities, services to indigenous communities, public library building design, libraries and the book trade, library referenda, public library predecessors and competitors, multicultural services, funding, education for librarianship, services to people with a disability, copyright, joint-use libraries and services to remote users.
Proposed contributions from public library managers, past and present, as well as from students undertaking higher degree research into the history of libraries and information services in Australia, are particularly welcome.
Audiences in the past have included a wide range of people with an interest in libraries and books, including librarians, historians, library educators, students and library ‘friends’.
You are welcome to contact the co-conveners Dr David J Jones (email: and Anne Doherty (email to discuss ideas for papers.
Full papers
Contributions must be original or substantially different from other published work and must not be under review or scheduled for publication elsewhere. Presenters of full papers should expect to speak for up to 25 minutes, plus up to 10 minutes for questions and comments. At past forums discussion has often been spirited and very informative.
Abstracts (up to two hundred words) of proposed papers should be sent to the Forum co-conveners, Dr David J Jones (email: and Anne Doherty (email by 14 February 2014.
Following examination of the abstracts, invitations to present full papers will be issued by 14 March 2014.
Final papers will be required in electronic form by 18 November 2014 to permit prompt publication on the State Library website and/or elsewhere.
Ideas for short contributions, around the theme of ‘a picture is worth a thousand words’ are also welcome. Contributors will present a single image and have 5-10 minutes to describe what the picture tells (or does not tell) about a person, or institution or service within the broad theme ‘Libraries for the People’. ‘Snapshots’ proposals are required by 14 February 2014.
Programme of events and fees
A detailed programme of events associated with the Forum will be issued in early 2014 together with a schedule of fees.
Dr David J. Jones, The Library Doctor, 28 Robinson Street, Chatswood NSW 2067, Australia
phone (02) 9419 2556; mobile 0407 973 700; email ABN 90 904 877 257

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Date: 24-26 November 2014
Location: Antalya, Turkey

ICKM2014 10th International Conference on Knowledge Management, November 24-26, 2014, Antalya, Turkey Innovation, Knowledge Discovery & Technology Management
Conference web site:
SCOPE: International Conference on Knowledge Management (ICKM) provides researchers and practitioners from all over the world a forum for discussion and exchange of ideas concerning theoretical and practical aspects of Knowledge Management.
Since the first ICKM was held in Singapore in 2004, subsequent conferences have been held in Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S.A. (2005); Greenwich, London, U.K. (2006); Vienna, Austria (2007); Columbus, Ohio, U.S.A. (2008); Hong Kong (2009). Pittsburgh, U.S.A (2010), South Africa (2012) and Montreal, Canada (2013). Hosted by the Department of Information Management of Hacettepe University in Turkey, the 10th ICKM ( will be held in conjunction with the 5th International Symposium on Information Management in a Changing World ( at the Club Hotel Sera ( in Antalya, Turkey, from November 24-26, 2014.
MAIN THEME: The main theme of the ICKM2014 is “Innovation, Knowledge Discovery & Technology Management”. It aims to bring together researchers, practitioners, document and records managers, information and chief knowledge officers, data mining and knowledge discovery specialists, computer engineers, information professionals, librarians and archivists to discuss the issues pertaining to innovation, knowledge discovery, data and text mining techniques, and the management of related information and communication technologies (ICTs).
ICKM2014 encourages submission of high-quality research papers, case studies, country reports, posters, workshop proposals, short communications and oral presentations in areas that include but are not limited to the following:
Track 1: Innovation and the Knowledge Economy
Track 2: Knowledge Management Tools and Technologies
Track 3: Competitive Intelligence
Track 4: Collaboration, Knowledge Creation and Sharing
Track 5: Knowledge Management Strategies & Implementations
Track 6: Knowledge Management Education
April 16, 2014: Deadline for the submission of abstracts.
May 16, 2014: Notification of acceptance of abstracts
June 1, 2014: Submission of abstracts in final form
June 2, 2014: Registration starts.
September 1, 2014: Submission of full papers (if desired) are expected. Notification of acceptance of full papers will be provided to authors via email as soon as possible after a double-blind peer review process. Selected papers will be published in special issues of journals.
November 24-26, 2014: Conference starts.
Please download and adhere to the STYLE GUIDE applicable to all ICKM paper submissions (
All suggestions and comments are welcome. Please send us your ideas about possible invited speakers at
Looking forward to your contributions to and participation in the Symposium.
Yaşar Tonta and Suliman Hawamdeh, General Co-chairs, Hacettepe University, Department of Information Management, 06800 Beytepe, Ankara, Turkey Phone: +90 312 297 82 00 Fax: +90 312 299 20 14 E-mail:
University of North Texas, College of Information, Denton, TX 76203-5017, USA

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IMCW2014:5th International Symposium on Information Management in a Changing World,
Date: 24-26 November 2014
Location: Antalya, Turk

IMCW2014: 5th International Symposium on Information Management in a Changing World, November 24-26, 2014, Antalya, Turkey.
Research Data Management and Knowledge Discovery (First Call for Papers)
Symposium web site:
SCOPE: IMCW2014: The "5th International Symposium on Information Management in a Changing World" will take place at the Club Hotel Sera ( in Antalya, Turkey, from November 24-26, 2014 ( To commemorate the 2014 Turkish-German Science Year, IMCW2014 is organized in cooperation with Hacettepe University and the Goethe-Institutes in Turkey.
IMCW2014 will be held jointly with the 10th International Conference on Knowledge Management (ICKM2014) at the same venue so that participants will have a chance to attend both events.
MAIN THEME: The main theme of the Symposium is “Research Data Management and Knowledge Discovery”. It aims to bring together researchers, data scientists, computer engineers, data repository managers, information scientists and information professionals, data librarians and archivists to discuss the issues pertinent to research data management and open data repositories, and to contemplate on how to design and develop innovative and collaborative knowledge discovery and mining services over the research data.
CONTRIBUTIONS: Contributions can be theoretical as well as technical and practical. Informative case studies are also welcome.
We accept extended abstracts (no less than 750 words) for full papers; short communications, Research in Progress reports, visual presentations (“pecha kuchas”) and posters on all aspects of innovative and collaborative research data management and knowledge discovery. Extended abstracts for student papers and posters are also welcome. Extended abstracts of PhD students to present the interim findings of their ongoing research will also be considered. Please use the template available on the Symposium web site to prepare your contributions and send them to us using the Conference Management Software (openconf) by March 16, 2014.
We also accept proposals to organize workshops. Proposals should include a title, a short abstract, proposal type, the name and contact information of the convener and be addressed to by March 16, 2014.
We also encourage session proposals. The coordinator of a special session will be responsible for the selection of papers (4-6 papers) and will chair the session. For session coordinators, registration fee will be waived.
Accepted extended abstracts may be developed as full papers. A short list of papers will be selected so that the revised and extended versions of these papers and posters will appear in the proceedings book to be published by Springer under its Communications in Computer and Information Science (CCIS) series (decision pending) and the Symposium web site. Papers that appear in Springer’s CCIS series are indexed in Thomson Reuter’s Conference Proceedings Citation Index.
MAIN TOPICS: Main topics of the Symposium include (but not limited with) the following:
Research Data
Research Data Infrastructure
Research Data Management
Open Access to Research Data
Knowledge Discovery in Research Data
Education for Research Data Management
First Call: December 2013
Second Call: January 2014
Third Call: February 2014
Last date to send all types of extended abstracts and proposals: 16 March 2014
Authors notification: 1 May 2014
Submission of extended abstracts in final form: 1 June 2014
Registration starts: 2 June 2014
Submission of full papers (if desired):1 July 2014
Notification of acceptance of full papers: 1 August 2014
Submission of full papers in final form: 1 September 2014
Symposium: 24-26 November 2014
All suggestions and comments are welcome. Please send us your ideas about possible invited speakers at
Yaşar Tonta and Serap Kurbanoğlu, General Co-chairs, Hacettepe University, Department of Information Management, 06800 Beytepe, Ankara, Turkey Phone: +90 312 297 82 00 Fax: +90 312 299 20 14 E-mail: {yasartonta, kurbanogluserap}
Nico Sandfuchs, Goethe-Institut Ankara, Atatürk Bulvarı No:131, 06640 Bakanlıklar, Ankara, Turkey Phone:+90 312 419 52 83 E-mail:

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GL16 Conference
Date: 8-9 December 2014
Location: Library of Congress, Washington DC, USA

Grey Literature Lobby: Engines and Requesters for Change
December 8-9, 2014 - Library of Congress, Washington DC
Decision and policy makers need to be informed on the value and wealth of grey literature, thus legitimizing further investments in this field of information. Lobbying grey literature has its very roots in this international conference series, which has grown and rallies over the past two decades by promoting research and publishing their results. The grey literature lobby seeks to guarantee that the interests of a diverse and widespread community of information professionals and practitioners are served. Like other fields in library and information science, technology is one of the primary engines driving change in grey literature. However, there are other engines for change that are needed to further sustain and develop this field of information. Policy development and economic stimulus are two such challenges now facing the community.
Changes in the production and sharing of knowledge, changes in the requirements for storage, access, and preservation of grey literature, as well as ensuing change in the demands of users require a concerted effort and response on the part of the grey literature community. New stakeholders and net-users must be summoned and heard, because their requests will further fuel the right kind of debate needed to open the wealth of grey literature to wider audiences. The social impact of grey literature will be judged by the value placed on its public service. Your response to this year’s Call for Papers will help to lobby and engineer needed change.
GreyNet International
Grey Literature Network Service
Javastraat 194-HS, 1095 CP Amsterdam, Netherlands
T/F +31-(0)20 331 2420 Email:
"GreyNet is dedicated to Research, Publication, Open Access, and Education in the field of Grey Literature"

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DigCCurr Professional Institute: Curation Practices for the Digital Object Lifecycle
Date: 11-16 May 2014; 5 - 6 Jan 2015
Location: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA

Registration Now Open! DigCCurr Professional Institute: Curation Practices for the Digital Object Lifecycle May 11-16, 2014 & January 5-6, 2015 (One price for two sessions) University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Visit for more information.
The Institute consists of one five-day session in May 2014 and a two-day follow-up session in January 2015. Each day of the summer session will include lectures, discussion and hands-on "lab" components. A course pack and a private, online discussion space will be provided to supplement learning and application of the material. An opening reception dinner on Sunday, Continental breakfast, break time snacks and coffee, and a dinner on Tuesday will also be included.
This institute is designed to foster skills, knowledge and community-building among professionals responsible for the curation of digital materials.
* Regular registration : $1,150
* Late registration (after April 1, 2014): $1,300
If you are a grant recipient working on a digital project, we recommend that you check with your program officer to request approval to use available grant funds to attend the institute.
Institute Instructors Include:
* From the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: Dr. Cal Lee, Dr. Helen Tibbo, and Dr. Kam Woods.
* Dr. Nancy McGovern, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
* Dr. Carolyn Hank, University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
* Dr. Lorraine Richards, Drexel University.
May 2014 Institute Components include (order and session titles may vary somewhat from those listed):
*Overview of digital curation definition, scope and main functions
*Where you see yourself in the digital curation landscape
*Digital curation program development
*Digital curation stakeholders and digital curation landscape
*Case Study on developing a digital repository
*Procedural accountability - policies, submission agreements, rules
*LAB -Transforming policy statements into rules
*Overview of digital preservation challenges and opportunities
*Roles and responsibilities for curation
*LAB - Matching skills and roles
*Characterization of digital objects
*Overview and Characterization of Existing Tools: Placing the Tools in a Larger Industry Context
*File formats
*LAB – File format robustness
*Managing in response to technological change
*Digital forensics
*Ethical issues
*LAB – Media and content
*Workflows, humans, and tools
*Lab – Workflows
*Evaluating curation programs requirements and assessment
*LAB - Evaluating curation programs: TRAC/ISO 16363 Review
* Characterizing, analyzing and evaluating the producer information environment
*Economics of digital curation – costs and resource commitments
*LAB - Economics of digital curation
*Cloud computing
*Web archiving
* Formulating your six-month action plan - task for each individual, with instructors available to provide guidance
* Summary of action plans
* Clarifying roles and expectations for the next six months
January 5-6, 2015
Participants in the May event will return to Chapel Hill in Jan. 2015 to discuss their experiences in implementing what they have learned in their own work environments. Participants will compare experiences, lessons learned and strategies for continuing progress. Accommodations for January will be the responsibility of the attendee.
For more information, contact Dr. Helen Tibbo ( for Institute questions or Tiffany Harris ( for payment or registration questions.
The Digital Professional Institute was initiated as part of the DigCCurr II project, supported by the Institute for Museum and Library Services (Grant Award #RE-05-08-0060-08) and is partially supported by the School of Information and Library Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
LODGING: Participants are responsible for their own lodging. A DigCCurr 2014-15 room block has been reserved at the Hampton Inn and Suites for $129/night. Please indicate “DigCCurr” and group code “CUR” when making reservations. Reservations must be received by 04/01/2014. After this date reservations will be accepted on a space a rate available basis only. You may reserve your hotel room by calling the hotel at 919-969-6989 or by clicking on this link:
We look forward to seeing you there!
Dr. Helen R. Tibbo, Alumni Distinguished Professor, President, 2010-2011 & Fellow, Society of American Archivists, School of Information and Library Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3360 Tel: 919-962-8063 Fax: 919-962-8071

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Staff Workshops

Semester 1 2014

Curtin Teaching & Learning Sessions

  • iLectures
  • Blackboard Collaborate
  • Introduction to Blackboard
  • Online Assessment Management
Semester 1 2014

Humanities eLearning Sessions

  • Unit Outline Builder
  • Unit Coordinators: Managing Multiple Blackboard Locations
  • School T&L Forums
  • New Unit Coordinators: Intro to Blackboard