Michigan State University looks for Digital Librarian

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 28, No. 896.
Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
Submit to: humanist@lists.digitalhumanities.org
Dear colleagues,
Please feel free to share this position widely. Application deadline is 5pm May 6, 2015.
Digital Library Programmer, Librarian I
See job posting #1154 at https://jobs.msu.edu/ for full description and application procedure.
Minimum $50,000;
MSU provides generous fringe benefits.
Position Summary:
Reporting to the Head of the Digital and Multimedia Center, we are looking for a 
creative Librarian who will plan, code, test, and implement technologies
and systems that promote and advance the Library's mission of 
preservation, creation, transmission and application of knowledge. As 
part of a unified team, the incumbent shall work with and through the 
G.M. Kline Digital and Multi-media Center, Digital Curation, 
Collections, Systems and Public Service staffs to further develop or 
enhance application design and functionality for vendor supplied, open 
source or in-house applications, with an emphasis on collection 
stewardship and discovery.
This librarian will participate 
approximately quarter-time in a secondary assignment based on 
qualifications, interests and need; may include work in areas such as 
cataloging, catalog services, reference, or collection development.
Librarians are appointed as regular faculty in the continuing appointment system 
and are engaged in professional development and scholarly activities 
related to their position in addition to serving on library and 
university committees as elected or assigned.
Michigan State University Libraries serve more the 4,900 faculty, 36,000 
undergraduates, and 11,000 graduate and professional students on a 
park-like campus of over 5,000 acres. The Main Library and 4 branch 
libraries have combined holdings of over 5 million volumes. East Lansing
is a community of 50,000 located adjacent to Lansing, the State 
Minimum Qualifications:
  *   Master's degree in information or library science from a program accredited by the American Library Association.
  *   Broad understanding of emerging trends in digital technologies and
scholarship; experience with languages such as Python, PHP or Java and 
demonstrated facility with XML and database construction (e.g. MySQL);
  *   Advanced use of HTML, CSS;
  *   Knowledge of standards-based metadata schema;
  *   Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills;
  *   Ability to be flexible in a dynamic and changing environment;
  *   Ability to work effectively with diverse faculty, students, and staff;
  *   Ability to work independently and collaboratively;
  *   Ability to prioritize and balance various unit needs;
  *   Attention to detail.
As librarians are appointed as regular faculty in the continuous 
appointment system, also required are preparation and commitment to 
conduct independent scholarship consistent with a librarian appointment;
and capacity and commitment to engage independently in continuing 
professional development.
Desired Qualifications:
Familiarity with repository software technologies, especially Fedora Commons and 
Islandora. Degree or coursework in Computer Science or allied field.
Closing Date:
5pm on Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Instructions to Applicants:
Interested applicants should provide a letter of application, resume and names, 
addresses and email addresses of 3 references to https://jobs.msu.edu/ posting #1154.
Jacquelyn Hansen: aholajac@mail.lib.msu.edu

NEH 2015 Research and Development Grant Guidelines Available–June 25 Deadline

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 28, No. 793
Department of Digital Humanities, King’s College London
Submit to: humanist@lists.digitalhumanities.org

Division of Preservation and Access’ Research and Development
National Endowment for the Humanities

The National Endowment for the Humanities http://www.neh.gov  is proud to announce changes to the Division of Preservation and Access’ Research and Development http://www.neh.gov/grants/preservation/research-and-development  grant program which address major challenges in preserving and providing access to humanities collections and resources.  Recognizing that singular projects such as a case study or one-time experiment can have far-reaching implications, while longer-term projects demand ongoing planning, we have created for the first time two tiers of funding.

Both funding tiers support the development of standards, practices, methodologies, and workflows dedicated to the stewardship of humanities collections.  Tier I, which is for projects up to $75,000, supports planning, basic research, and iterative tool development.  Tier II, which is for projects up to $350,000, supports advanced implementation and applied research.

Also, starting in 2016, NEH will host an annual Research and Development Project Directors’ Meeting. The event will present NEH-funded projects and engage the public in a range of issues related to cultural heritage stewardship.

The Research and Development<http://www.neh.gov/grants/preservation/research-and-development> program invites non-profit institutions to submit proposals for both funding tiers by June 25, 2015.

The newly updated program, with its combination of planning and implementation grants, is intended to motivate the cultural heritage community to form new partnerships; forge collaboration across cultural heritage, preservation, and the sciences; and to think broadly about how new standards, practices, methodologies, and workflows will help shape the work of the humanities now and well into the future.

To help inspire ideas for Research and Development projects, we have compiled a working list of humanities collection types, research topics, and fields for your consideration.  Bear in mind, the list is by no means comprehensive or exhaustive; we always invite creative submissions in areas not listed below. Ultimately the applicants determine the trends in research and development.

Collection and Format Types

*         archaeological and ethnographic artifacts

*         architectural and cartographic records

*         archives

*         art and visual culture

*         books, manuscripts, and special collections

*         digital media

*         geospatial information

*         language materials

*         material culture

*         moving image and sound recordings

*         news media

*         prints and photographs

*         research databases

*         software
*         time-based media and born-digital art

*         web, social media, and e-mail

Research Fields and Topics

*         accessibility for the disabled

*         appraisal and selection

*         cataloging and description

*         digital forensics

*         digital preservation

*         disaster preparedness and emergency response

*         humanities research data management and curation

*         indigenous cultural heritage practices

*         knowledge organization

*         linked open data

*         material analysis

*         metrics for evaluating use of humanities materials

*         preventive conservation

*         textual encoding

*         visualization

The application deadline for Research and Development is June 25, 2015.  For complete information on how to apply, visit our information page: http://www.neh.gov/grants/preservation/research-and-development.  A pdf of the guidelines may be downloaded here<http://www.neh.gov/files/grants/research-development-june-25-2015-edit.pdf>.  Questions about the program may be submitted to preservation@neh.gov<mailto:preservation@neh.gov> and you may follow us @NEH_PresAccess for additional updates and news.

OCAD U Human Resources

Assistant Professor, Art & Social Change, Faculty of Art

Location: External Postings – Academic
Job Code: 540
# of openings: 1


OCAD University is Canada’s largest specialized University of art, media and design.  Located on a twelve-building campus in the heart of downtown Toronto, the University offers a vibrant and stimulating work environment for over 600 faculty and more than 4475 undergraduate and 250 graduate students. Committed to excellence and contemporary approaches to education, OCAD University offers 17 undergraduate programs leading to a Bachelor of Fine Art (BFA), a Bachelor of Design (BDes) or a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree, and six graduate programs that result in the Master of Fine Arts (MFA), Master of Design (MDes), the Master of Arts (MA) or a Graduate Diploma. Recent programs include the interdisciplinary Digital Futures offerings, an interdisciplinary Indigenous Visual Culture BFA and an Honours BA in Visual and Critical Studies (Art History).  The University has experienced remarkable growth over the past five years and requires outstanding researchers; creative researchers/practitioners and gifted teachers to join OCAD University in an exciting period of institutional development and opportunity. Click here for more information.

Faculty of Art
Tenure-Track Position

 Assistant Professor

The Faculty of Art invites applications for one full-time tenure-track teaching position at the Assistant Professor level in the area of Art & Social Change. The successful applicant for the position will be expected to teach in and to lead: the Art & Social Change minor and contribute significantly to the ongoing development of the minor into a Cross-Disciplinary Art specialization in Art & Social Change. The new hire will be also teaching Contemporary Issues: Art Today curriculum across the Faculty of Art and contribute to the programing of the new centre for Experiential Learning and teach at the graduate level. The ideal candidate will have a substantial record of a social activist studio art practice and community involvement and contribution in the area of art and social justice. The new hire will be expected to work collaboratively with Toronto’s community-engaged arts networks and to lead ongoing collaborations with various community organizations and partners and the Centre for Emerging Artists and Designers at OCAD University. The Faculty of Art is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion and requires applicants to demonstrate the same commitment along with dedication to pedagogical innovation and academic excellence. This position is expected to commence August 1, 2015 and is subject to budgetary approval.


The successful candidate will:

  • teach undergraduate courses Art & Social Change and contribute to ongoing development of the new specialization;
  • demonstrate leadership and contribute to programming of the new Experiential Learning Centre;
  • contribute significantly to the development of new curriculum in Art and Social Change and the redevelopment of Contemporary Issues curriculum housed in each of the Faculty of Art programs;
  • lead and work collaboratively on the longer term development of research activities and strategic projects that advance the mission of Art & Social Change;
  • perform service at the University, including committees, peer representation, participation in outreach, research and innovation projects;
  • carry on a professional art practice and research and contribute to the realization of OCAD U strategic research plan involving a focus on research-creation and critically informed contemporary practice;
  • teach at the graduate level and supervise/advise MFA/MA students;
  • contribute to the governance of the Faculty of Art and the implementation of the Faculty academic plan;
  • work collaboratively with community stakeholders and faculty colleagues across OCAD University;
  • contribute to ongoing efforts in ensuring sustainability, equity and diversity of OCAD University.


The ideal candidate will:

  • hold A PhD or an MFA social/critical practice;
  • demonstrate a record of practice and research directed to the advancement of equity, diversity, cultural advocacy and the promotion of social and/or environmental justice;
  • have a critical understanding of contemporary art activism and relational art practices;
  • demonstrate an understanding of contemporary art theory and commitment to equity and diversity efforts and cross-cultural perspectives pertinent to the context of studio art teaching;
  • have a sustained record of exhibition/and or research publications;
  • have experience in curriculum development and interest in critical pedagogy, pedagogical innovation and alternative learning modes, such as placement learning, on-line/hybrid learning;
  • have in-depth knowledge of discipline-based as well as cross-disciplinary contemporary art practices;
  • have a record of leadership and collaboration in community building and commitment to critical engagement and cultural advocacy;
  • have outstanding inter-personal skills, communication and organizational abilities;
  • have post-secondary teaching experience in studio art and/or liberal arts institutions;
  • have a demonstrated commitment to the principles of equity and diversity, and proven ability to work effectively and collegially with a diverse population.

Salary and rank will be commensurate with experience and qualifications with access to full benefits, and pension contribution after one year of service. Click here to apply.

Bucknell Seeks an Instructional Technologist and Designer

Bucknell University has opened a search for an Instructional Technologist and Designer.  Application review will begin on January 15th, 2015.

Full job description and application information: http://goo.gl/tqd3PB
Library and IT at Bucknell: http://www.bucknell.edu/libraryit
Instructional Technology: http://www.bucknell.edu/itecBucknell is seeking a well-qualified, experienced Instructional Technologist and Designer dedicated to furthering the meaningful integration of technology, teaching and learning in a liberal arts university or college setting. The ideal Instructional Technologist and Designer (ITD) candidate will have a deep awareness of and direct experience with applying best-practice instructional design principles in a higher education context, and in particular an expertise in bringing pedagogically-informed strategies and technologies to his/her work with faculty, developing well thought-out methods for understanding both the current needs of students and the end goals of instruction. In addition, the successful ITD will have a deep understanding of the critical role that assessment plays in this work and will have the ability to translate assessment theory into practice. The ITD will partner with faculty across all disciplines to facilitate innovative course development and redevelopment at the University.The ten-member Instructional Technology team and the division of Library and Information Technology maintain a highly collaborative work environment and as such we anticipate hiring an ITD who will embrace hard work, dedication, and laughter while working in a team-oriented group. In addition, we seek a colleague who is naturally curious, possesses a willingness to embrace change, and relishes tinkering with new technologies. The ideal candidate’s experience and expertise will contribute to Bucknell’s commitment to diversity and inclusiveness.

Bucknell University is a private, highly ranked, national liberal arts institution that also offers strong professional programs in engineering, business, education, and music. Located in Central Pennsylvania along the Susquehanna River, Bucknell is nestled in the Borough of Lewisburg, an appealing Victorian-style town ranked as one of America’s best small towns. Lewisburg and the surrounding region offer a unique combination of outdoor recreation opportunities, small-town charm, and appealing amenities such as restaurants, art galleries, an art deco theater, museums, and boutiques. In addition to the many cultural and athletic events offered by the University and the Borough, the surrounding region offers outstanding schools, medical facilities, and an affordable cost of living. For those who crave the city, Bucknell is within an easy three-hour drive to Philadelphia, New York, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C.

Bard College’s Experimental Humanities Program

The Bard College Experimental Humanities initiative recently announced that they received a generous grant from the Mellon Foundation to support their curricular and faculty growth.

As part of their grant they will be visiting other DH programs around the country to discuss how to structure initiatives and practices. Having learned that we just received our own Mellon grant, some of the Experimental Humanities faculty are looking forward to visiting the 5Cs next spring. Curriculum structure, student and faculty projects, and workshops will be on the agenda, as well as discussion about new ways to integrate DH into academic life.

For more information about the Experimental Humanities program at Bard College, or to learn about the positions they have available there, visit http://eh.bard.edu/.

DH Postdoctoral Fellowship at Trinity University in Texas

Digital Humanities Postdoctoral Fellowship

Trinity University, San Antonio, TX invites applications for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship to join an accomplished team of faculty librarians and a budding community of DH scholars.  Under the auspices of the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) Postdoctoral Fellowship in Academic Libraries, the Fellow’s work is part of a major initiative, supported by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, to define and implement a liberal arts college model for digital scholarship and teaching in the arts and humanities.  Further, Trinity is in the process of implementing a new curriculum, which includes a “digital literacy” component required of all students. Our goal is to have digital literacy developed across the curriculum, including disciplines that are still growing their definitions of digital scholarship, learning, and teaching. Undergraduate research is also an emphasis at Trinity, and this position will have the opportunity to work closely with talented, research-oriented undergraduates.

Responsibilities of the Fellow will include:

      working with the Mellon Initiative and Library faculty to formulate policies, manage projects, identify content and develop training to support an expanded and sustainable DH program

      investigating and evaluating emerging tools and technologies related to DH research

      holding individual and group DH research training and informational sessions for faculty, staff, and students

      helping individual faculty members to develop and implement digital projects

      assisting faculty members with the integration of DH methodologies into existing and/or new academic courses.

      continuing his or her own DH research; participating in the undergraduate research programs at Trinity

      possibly teaching one class per semester

The Fellow will collaborate with librarians and with the faculty steering committee of the Mellon Initiative in allocating time and expertise to projects.



      Applicants must have received a Ph.D. in a humanistic discipline after January 1, 2010, but before beginning the fellowship in July 2015.

      Experience in the use and application of one or more DH methodologies (e.g., visualization, text-mining, text-encoding, GIS, network analysis, database design, digital editions) for creating and transmitting scholarship.

      Ability to work in interdisciplinary humanities environments.

      Demonstrated ability to articulate the opportunities of digital research to scholars in the humanities.

      Excellent oral and written communication skills.

      Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team environment.


      Demonstrated digital project management experience.

      Knowledge of open scholarship trends, resources, and applications.

      Programming experience.

      Teaching experience at the undergraduate level.

Appointment Details

This is a two-year full-time position with benefits, including vacation days, sick leave, and health insurance. The successful candidate must attend a one- to two-week introductory seminar in July/August 2015. To assist with the Fellow’s professional development, the Fellow will have the opportunity to participate in the College’s new faculty orientation and mentoring programs. Annual salary commensurate with other postdoctoral appointments. In addition, the Fellow will receive a research and travel fund.

About Trinity University

Trinity University is a nationally recognized liberal arts and sciences institution characterized by a demanding curriculum, distinguished faculty, and exceptionally bright students.  Trinity is located in what Will Rogers called one of America’s four unique cities.  Combining Old World charm, a multicultural heritage, and numerous cultural and historical attractions, San Antonio is a friendly, affordable, enchanting city in which to live and work.  Additional information can be found at: http://new.trinity.edu

To apply:  Please follow the instructions on the following link: http://www.clir.org/fellowships/postdoc/applicants

DH UCLA Call for Submissions in Sound, Music, and Multimedia 2014

As both material artifacts and cultural processes, sound objects and musical media invoke the Einsteinian mantra, “nothing happens until something moves.” Music studies have dealt with this concept through the veins of teleology, codification, and rupture, while the Digital Humanities extends this challenge to forms of inertia old and new. This conference appeals to the curator who recognizes the creator in herself; the writer who transitions from word processor to image processing; the composer as user-experience designer; the archaeologist turned 3D installation artist; the scholar as performer.

Grown from a tree with many branches, the landscape of the Digital Humanities has evolved into a transdisciplinary network that has tackled topics ranging from the curation of “radiant” texts and the interrogation of multimedia modes of argumentation, to the 3D modeling of historical space and the large-scale mapping of cultural data. Yet the soundscape of the Digital Humanities remains rather quiet, as scholar-practitioners and digital pedagogues have yet to embrace fully the ways in which sound and music can enhance the multimodal forms of teaching and research that the field has championed thus far.

This conference welcomes submissions on a broad range of topics related to sound, music, and multimedia. We are particularly interested in alternative format presentations, including workshops, lecture-demonstrations, roundtable discussions, performances, and other collaborative activities. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Sounding texts and the textuality of sound: manuscripts, notation, software, and code for sound design, curation, and production
  • Soundscapes and virtual worlds in architecture, archaeology, and beyond
  • Open source, copyright, and the politics of information architecture
  • Digital pedagogy: technology in the classroom; problems and approaches
  • Analog(ue): histories of sound and music within and without the digital
  • Theory and practice in production cultures, from musical performance to multimedia composition and editing
  • Visualization and sonification: listening through “big data”
  • Sonic warfare and digital ethics: surveillance, torture, noise, and silence
  • Musical networks, old and new
  • Sound play, games, and the ludohumanities
  • GIS, locative media, and musical geographies

Please send 300-word proposals via Word document [last name_first name.docx] to inertiaconference@gmail.com by 15 September 2014. Along with your name, affiliation, and email address, indicate any audio, visual, or other needs for the presentation.

Job: HathiTrust Research Center Digital Humanities Specialist – apply by 12-5-14

HathiTrust Research Center Digital Humanities Specialist

(Visiting Academic Professional)

University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign Library


Position available immediately. This is a full-time visiting academic professional appointment in the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library, funded for two years with the possibility of renewal or being made permanent.

Duties and Responsibilities

The University of Illinois Library conducts a variety of activities in support of digital humanities scholarship, including creation, delivery, curation and preservation of a wide variety of types of digital assets and tools. In particular, its partnership in the HathiTrust Research Center (HTRC) with Indiana University – Bloomington and the University of Illinois’s Graduate School of Library and Information Science requires a robust support infrastructure for facilitating researchers’ access and use of textual corpora from the HathiTrust Digital Library. The University of Illinois Library aims to become an exemplar of research support for textual analysis and data visualization in the HathiTrust community.

Reporting to the English and Digital Humanities Librarian, the Visiting HTRC Digital Humanities Specialist will assist with the development of training and outreach initiatives in support of libraries who wish to start their own HTRC research services as well as researchers working with the Hathi Trust Research Center. Responsibilities will include planning, implementation and continuous design and development of training materials and educational workshops (both face-to-face and remote) and outreach activities in support of the usage of HTRC tools and datasets. The successful candidate will focus on supporting the development of HTRC research services at HathiTrust member institutions, and will collaborate with public services and data services librarians at HathiTrust member institutions on developing support services for digital humanities research with HTRC corpus. The successful candidate will have an excellent understanding of instructional design, and will be able to develop effective and engaging resources for librarians to use with researchers. The specialist will work closely with the English and Digital Humanities Librarian at the University of Illinois Library to develop research data services for the humanities, with particular emphasis on the HTRC corpus and tools.

The specialist will spend up to 20 percent of their time on the support of research work with the HTRC. Examples of currently supported digital humanities projects involving the HTRC corpus include a text mining project of eighteenth-century novels for changes in dialect; a text mining project to search HT volumes for n-grams related to technology ; a comparative literature textual analysis project; and topic modeling of twentieth-century texts for depictions of African-American women. In addition, the successful candidate will contribute to the work of the Scholarly Commons in helping to articulate the relationship between new technologies and humanities scholarship to the community of humanists; and in advising teaching faculty on the usage of digitized textual corpora and providing technical support for use of analytical tools. The scope and responsibilities will evolve in accordance with priorities established by the Library and HathiTrust community.

As an Academic Professional employee, the Digital Humanities Research Specialist is encouraged to use “investigation time” to pursue areas of his or her interest, not directly in support of an immediate program need, in accordance with the University Library’s policy on Investigation Time for Academic Professional Employees. Some investigations that originate in this manner may evolve into regular work assignments or production activities.



  • Bachelor’s degree in a humanities discipline or information science field, and two years of experience working in a related field
  • demonstrated experience in instructional design and in providing workshops or other instruction
  • effective oral and written communication skills in a variety of modes
  • knowledge of or experience with one of more of the technologies used to support text mining, topic modeling, or, such as R and related analysis tools
  • the ability to work independently as well as collaboratively in a team environment
  • excellent organizational skills and a demonstrable ability to manage multiple priorities
  • familiarity with content management systems and website management
  • the ability to remain conversant with newly evolving technologies.


  • Master’s degree in a humanities field, information science, or related discipline
  • experience with technologies for distance and remote learning
  • experience in planning and implementing programs or services
  • experience working with metadata encoded in one or more of the following schemas: MARC, MODS, METS, TEI
  • familiarity with linked open data and semantic web technologies
  • knowledge of or experience with digital preservation strategies
  • experience in writing grant proposals.

Campus & Community

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is a comprehensive and major public land-grant university (Doctoral/Research University-Extensive) that is ranked among the best in the world. Chartered in 1867, it provides undergraduate and graduate education in more than 150 fields of study, conducts theoretical and applied research, and provides public service to the state and the nation. It employs 3,000 faculty members who serve 31,000 undergraduates and 12,000 graduate and professional students; approximately 25% of faculty receives campus-wide recognition each year for excellence in teaching. More information about the campus is available at www.illinois.edu. The University is located in the twin cities of Champaign and Urbana, which have a combined population of 100,000 and are situated about 140 miles south of Chicago, 120 miles west of Indianapolis, and 170 northeast of St. Louis. The University and its surrounding communities offer a cultural and recreational environment ideally suited to the work of a major research institution. For more information about the community, visit:
http://illinois.edu/about/community/community.html or http://www.ccchamber.org/.


Salary is competitive and is commensurate with experience and credentials.


To ensure full consideration, please complete your candidate profile at https://jobs.illinois.edu and upload a letter of interest, resume, and contact information including email addresses for three professional references. Applications not submitted through this website will not be considered. For questions, please call: 217-333-8169.

DEADLINE: in order to ensure full consideration, applications must be received by December 5, 2014.

CFP for International Conference: Digital Literary Studies : May 14-15, 2015

International Conference: Digital Literary Studies
Date: May 14-15, 2015
Location: School of Arts and Humanities, University of Coimbra, Portugal

‘Digital Literary Studies’ is an international conference exploring methods,
tools, objects and digital practices in the field of literary studies. The
digitization of artifacts and literary practices, the adoption of computational
methods for aggregating, editing and analyzing texts as well as the development
of collaborative forms of research and teaching through networking and
communication platforms are three dimensions of the ongoing relocation of
literature and literary studies in the digital medium. The aim of this two-day
conference is to contribute to the mapping of material practices and
interpretative processes of literary studies in a changing media ecology.

We invite researchers to submit papers and posters on projects concerned with
the digital reinvention of literary studies.

Possible topics include, but are
not limited to:
-computational literary analysis (macro analysis, data mining, distant reading,
topic modelling; visualization, corpora);
-digital philology (electronic editions and archives, textual databases);
-computational literary creation (automatic generation of text, textual
instruments, kinetic texts, locative narrative, etc.);
-the teaching of literature in a digital context;
-peer review and open access (new practices of collaboration, dissemination,
transfer and validation of knowledge production).

The ‘Digital Literary Studies’ conference will take place at the School of
Arts and Humanities, University of Coimbra on May 14-15, 2015.

Paper and poster proposals should be submitted by January 15, 2015 through EasyChair
We also welcome panel proposals (three presenters per panel). All paper proposals must be between
1500 and 2000 words (including references). Authors should provide name,
contact details, and institutional affiliation, as well as title, abstract, and
keywords for their paper. Authors will be notified of the peer review results
by February 15, 2015. Proposals can use any of the following languages:
Portuguese, English, Spanish, French, and Italian. Selected articles resulting
from the conference papers will be published in a special issue of the journal

For additional updated information, please check the conference website

The Organizing Committee may be contacted via the e-mail eldcol2015@gmail.com

Keynote Speakers
Florian Cramer (Creating 010, Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences)
Matthew Kirschenbaum (University of Maryland)
Paulo Franchetti (Unicamp – Universidade Estadual de Campinas)
Susan Schreibman (Trinity College Dublin)

PhD Programme in Materialities of Literature (FCT PhD Programme)
No Problem Has a Solution: A Digital Archive of the Book of Disquiet (research
project PTDC/CLE-LLI/118713/2010)
Research Group “Digital Mediation and Materialities of Literature”
Centre for Portuguese Literature at the University of Coimbra (CLP)

2015 University of San Diego Digital Initiatives Symposium Call for Proposals

2015 University of San Diego Digital Initiatives Symposium Call for Proposals

When: Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Where: University of San Diego

Proposals are now being accepted for the second annual Digital Initiatives Symposium, a day-long event focused on all types and platforms of institutional repositories and digital initiatives.

This year’s symposium will focus on the intersections of libraries and the broader educational community: open educational resources, library partnerships with faculty for digital initiatives, digital humanities, and other topics, in a variety of institutional contexts.

We are accepting proposals for 45-minute concurrent sessions and 90-minute panel presentations. We welcome proposals from all types of organizations, including colleges and universities of all sizes, community colleges, public libraries, special libraries, museums, and other cultural memory institutions.

We are especially interested in proposals that consider:
·         roles for deans and directors in digital and institutional repository initiatives
·         roles for disciplinary faculty in digital and institutional repository initiatives
·         diverse repository platforms and functions
·         open access policies
·         repositories and distance learning
·         repositories and information literacy
·         digital humanities
·         copyright
·         open educational resources
·         instruction and scholarly communication
·         archives and special collections

Submission Guidelines and Selection Criteria

Panel discussions: 90 minutes
Concurrent sessions (case studies, white papers, demonstrations, or panels): 45 minutes
Please plan to leave 10-15 minutes for questions.

Submissions must include:
·         Session title
·         Presenters’ names, titles, and affiliations
·         A brief abstract, no more than 300 words (If accepted, the abstract will be used as part of the program and published along with conference proceedings.)
·         A longer description of the session, approximately 500 words
·         A brief statement on learning outcomes for the session
·         Specific technology or other presentation requirements

Submissions will be evaluated based on the relevance of the topic and potential to advance thinking about digital initiatives and institutional repositories. Acceptance is competitive. Registration fees will be waived for accepted presenters.

Submit proposals and questions to Kelly Riddle, Digital Initiatives Librarian at the University of San Diego, at kriddle@sandiego.edu.

For more information on the day’s events, please visit http://digital.sandiego.edu/symposium/.
Important Dates
December 15, 2014: Proposal submission deadline
January 23, 2015: Notification of acceptance
February 16, 2015: Selected presenters must confirm presentations
March 23, 2015: Registration deadline