Monday, April 22, 2013

Access 2013 Call for proposals May 15th deadline

Access 2013 is Access is Canada’s premier library technology conference bringing librarians, technicians, developers, programmers, and managers together to discuss cutting-edge library technologies. Join us in St. John's Newfoundland, September 23-26 for Access 2013!

The theme for Access 2013 is In Context :

As this will be the 20th conference, we’d like to reflect on the way that Access has grown and developed along with our libraries over the past two decades. What have we learned on this long strange trip? What were our triumphs? How have our failures made us wiser? Where will we go next?
We’re looking for proposals that consider:

  • our present context, and the challenges facing our user communities in digital preservation, in data archiving, in alternative publishing models, and in large scale search and discovery and more.
  • the future context. How can we engage with trends like big data, linked data, open access, and interoperable cloud-based services? How can we build agile organizations that can respond quickly to emerging needs?
  • the community context, the potential for new partnerships in digital humanities, in evidence-based practice, in web metadata, in maker/hacker spaces, in online cultural spaces. How can we reach out into non-traditional areas?
  • our administrative context: the rise of interdisciplinarity and internationalization within our universities; new vendor business models; legislative reform around copyright, privacy, and access to information. How can we help to shape our context? How shall we advocate?
This year we want to take advantage of the flexibility of single track conference planning by letting you propose your preferred session length and format. Let us know if you want to do a traditional session, a quick demo, audience participation, storytelling, Pecha Kucha, lightening talks, a panel of experts or something completely different. Be creative. We’ll accept proposals in any format. You choose a length from 5 minutes to 45 minutes. Sessions over 15 minutes will be selected via peer-review.
Please submit proposals to accesslibcon@gmail.com by May 15, 2013.

K r i s t a G o d f r e y        
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Web Services Librarian
Queen Elizabeth II Library
Memorial University of Newfoundland
St. John's, NL
A1B 3Y1