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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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