Registration is now open for the 12th Northwest Interlibrary Loan and Resource Sharing Conference! The conference will take place in Portland, Oregon on September 12th and 13th, 2013, at Portland Community College, Sylvania Campus. Preconference sessions will be held on September 11th.
This year's program includes:
*The Future: E-Books and Interlibrary Loan | Ryan Litsey & Occam's Reader Development Team
*WorldShare ILL: Migrating to the New World (or, What were we thinking!?!) | Karen Barnes & Martin Burgess
*Let the Numbers Speak: ILL Assessment | Ingrid Moisil from the Seattle Public Library
*Getting to the Core: What Centralized ILL Means for a Small Academic Library | Karen Hildebrandt & Bonita Bjornson
... and many more! The keynote this year is Xavier Helgesen, co-founder and Chairman of Better World Books.
Visit the website to view the full program, register for the conference, or apply for a scholarship: www.nwill.org.
The GWLA Student Learning Outcomes Task Force is organizing a member professional development event, to be held in Las Vegas, Nevada, November 13-15, 2013. (Please note that these dates are a change from the previously announced dates!)
Event content will be based on four themes that are drawn from in-depth interviews with 20 GWLA institutions. The themes for the event are:
- Being Proactive: Strategies for integrating information literacy student learning outcomes at the program level
- Scaling Assessment: Designing and implementing program-level assessments for measuring information literacy learning
- A Place at the Table: Strategies for ensuring librarians are members of discussion about student learning and curriculum
- Impact: How libraries are using data to examine their “impact” on “student success”
Efforts are being made to make the event as cost effective as possible to encourage maximum attendance. The Task Force suggests teams of at least three attendees from each institution, with the following prioritized organizational roles.
- Head of Instruction/Instruction Coordinator
- Whoever works with assessment of student learning – could be an assessment librarian
- Instruction Librarian that works with large programs for example: English Composition, First Year Seminar
- Assistant Dean or AUL working on campus educational partnerships
The University of Nevada, Las Vegas Libraries will host the event. Registration and lodging information will be available shortly!
- For (dorm) lodging, meals and instructional content: $250.00.
- For commuters: $100 (Either way - what a deal!) Science Boot Camps for Librarians are immersive 2 ½ day events featuring educational presentations delivered by scientists. Following the format of the successful annual event in Massachusetts, the Western version will cover these topics:
- Environmental Science & GIS
- Data Management (CU Boulder librarians)
Expect to learn how scientists do their research, deal with data and stay current. You don’t have to be a subject librarian for these specific fields to benefit from this conference. The program will be broadly applicable and includes interesting keynote speakers, a panel on women in science, tours, and plenty of time to network with fellow “campers.”For further information on the program and getting to Boulder: http://tinyurl.com/BootCampWestThanks to the Greater Western Library Alliance and the National Networks of Libraries of Medicine, Pacific Northwest Region for awards supporting this event! Additional sponsors include Annual Reviews, CRC Press, IEEE, IOP, Morgan & Claypool, SPIE, Springer, YBP,
University of Colorado Boulder, University of Oregon and Oregon State University.
Statement of Support for FASTR
GWLA Supports Open Access Principles
in White House Directive and Proposed FASTR Legislation
The Greater Western Library Alliance (GWLA), representing libraries at 33 research institutions in 17 states from Chicago to Honolulu, strongly supports increased public access to the output from scholarly work. We applaud the White House directive, issued February 14, 2013, which requires research articles and data resulting from most federally‐supported research to be made publicly available within one year of publication.
GWLA views the directive as an important expansion of the very successful public access policy created by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in 2008. In addition, GWLA believes the Fair Access to Science and Technology Research (FASTR) Act of 2013 furthers the goals of open access to research and data.
Introduced with bipartisan support in the House and Senate, FASTR “require[s] federal agencies with annual extramural research budgets of $100 million or more to provide the public with online access to research manuscripts stemming from funded research no later than six months after publication in a peer‐reviewed journal.”
Importantly, FASTR would also require the content of the articles to be made available in electronic form for “productive re‐use, including computational analysis” and includes provisions for long‐term archiving to ensure the information can be used by generations of future researchers, scientists, and citizens.
GWLA believes that the principles as proposed by FASTR would be an important advance to the long‐term sustainability for these policies across federal research agencies, and would constitute a considerable leap forward in freeing public access to taxpayer‐funded research.
The Greater Western Library Alliance (GWLA) is a consortium of 33 research libraries located in the central and western United States. GWLA is a dynamic, effective, project-oriented consortium, nationally recognized as a leader in the transformation of scholarly communication, and a facilitator in the application of new information technologies.
Our common interests intersect in programs related to scholarly communication, interlibrary loan, shared electronic resources, cooperative collection development, digital libraries, staff development and continuing education. GWLA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation chartered in Missouri, headquartered in Kansas City, with staff offices also located in Phoenix. For more information, visit www.gwla.org.
2013 Digital Humanities Forum: Return to the Material
University of Kansas
September 12-14, 2013
- Thursday, September 12: Workshops
- Friday, September 13: THATCamp Kansas
- Saturday, September 14: Return to the Material conference
Recently digital humanities discussions have returned to a focus on the material in many senses. Bethany Nowviskie’s talk at MLA 2013—“Resistance in the Materials” <http://nowviskie.org/2013/resistance-in-the-materials/> —explored various facets of the material aspects of digital humanities, including the role of craft and collaboration, the “increasing casualization of academic labor," and the emergence of digital-to-physical technologies. KU’s 2013 Digital Humanities Forum will explore these and related topics in our program “Return to the Material.”
We welcome proposals for 20-minute papers, posters or panel sessions on topics from your own research that focus on the relationship between the digital and the material, such as:
- How the digital deforms, reforms, and transforms the material, and vice-versa;
- Innovative computational approaches to the close reading of text, map, image or audio;
- The implications for humanities scholarship and pedagogy of digital-to-physical conversion tools, wearable computers, and augmented reality technologies (e.g. 3-D printing, electronic textiles, Google Glass)
- The future of physical objects and collections in a digital world;
- The materiality of music, art, or film in the digital age;
- Digital humanities as a key mode of addressing technological change;
- The recognition of craft in building, creating and accessing electronic materials;
- How the apparent wild experimentation of DH reveals substantial and tangible insights;
- and other related topics.
Proposal Deadline: June 1
Notification: June 15
Questions may be directed to the Institute for Digital Research in the Humanities, email@example.com
Arienne Dwyer & Brian Rosenblum, co-directors
Overview: Faculty, librarians, technical staff, graduate and undergraduate students are invited to submit posters, oral presentations, panels, and birds-of-a-feather sessions. This year's theme is Big Data and we invite presentations on any aspect of cyberinfrastructure including but not limited to networking, high performance computing, data movement, data management, archiving and curation, and research data lifecycle management.
Posters: Posters will be accepted and displayed during the Welcome Reception on +May 29, 2013, starting at 6PM. They may remain up through the conference closing on +May 31. Poster presenters should be available to answer questions about their posters during the Welcome Reception.
Oral Presentations: Presentations will be scheduled for +May 30 and 31st. Oral presentations may be +from 20 minutes to 45 minutes in length.
Graduate Student Networking Summit: Graduate students in networking are encouraged to submit oral presentations for this event.
Graduate Student High Performance Computing Summit: Graduate students in computer science, informatics, and other users of HPC resources are encouraged to submit oral presentations for this event.
Panels: Panels of multiple speakers to discuss a topic of interest are encouraged. We would like to invite panel discussions of collaborations among researchers, IT, and library science.
Birds of a Feather Sessions: These are relaxed opportunities to discuss a topic among interested parties. These BoF sessions are typically one hour in length and are facilitated by the submitter. In the past, BoFs have focused on HPC System Management, XSEDE Campus Champions, EPSCoR Collaboration, and more.
This year’s meeting is co-sponsored by the Greater Western Library Alliance, comprised of 33 leading research university libraries in 17 states, with a focus on resource sharing, digitization, and ensuring the preservation and access of scholarly research and data.
The GPN Annual Meeting relies on contributions from national and international speakers, contributing sponsors, and, most especially, the contributions of faculty, staff, and graduate students from member and non-member universities and cyberinfrastructure-related organizations.
This is an invitation to submit a presentation and/or poster NOW and/or to attend the pre-eminent meeting of CI professionals in the Midwest. Please visit http://www.dce.k-state.edu/conf/great-plains-network/presentations. Submissions will be accepted up until April 19.
Plan to attend the inaugural Science Boot Camp for Librarians (West) in beautiful Boulder, Colorado! Science Boot Camps for Librarians are immersive 2½ day events featuring educational presentations delivered by scientists. Based on the successful annual event in Massachusetts, the Western version follows a similar format and will cover these 3 science topics: Bioinformatics, Environmental Science & GIS, and Physics. In addition, there CU Boulder Librarians will give a Data Management Workshop, there will be interesting keynote speakers and we’ll have a panel on women in science. And of course, there will be plenty of time to network with fellow “campers.”
Cost: For (dorm) lodging, meals and instructional content: $250.00. For commuters: $100 (What a deal!)
Registration: opens April 15th, 2013.
Audience: Science librarians, medical librarians, data management people, LIS students. You, we hope.
Share your knowledge and experience with your GWLA colleagues at this year's joint meeting! Our conference will be a day-and-a-half of presentations and discussions on exciting projects going on at your institutions and within GWLA--We are seeking presentations and panel discussions from individuals or groups. To submit your proposal by Friday, March 22 at firstname.lastname@example.org
Attached (below) is a draft of the RSDD/CD Joint Meeting schedule--A huge thanks to Kristin and the other good folks at UT for working on the local arrangements and finding fun places for us to hang out.
As you can see, there are a few plenary sessions already filled in with presentation topics on some exciting GWLA projects. There are several spots on the schedule for additional presentation or panel discussion sessions--We want to hear about the cool projects you are working on! What new technologies are you using? Brag to us about your big successes! Did you hear that someone is working on a project you want to hear more about? Nominate them!
Presentation proposals should include:
- Name(s) of Presenter(s)
- Presentation Title
- Presentation Overview/Abstract (a few paragraphs, up to a page)
- Target Audience: RSDD Committee, CD Committee, or Both