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Call for papers--Digital curation

From: Rachael Clemens <rclemens<-a>
Date: Wednesday, June 4, 2008
Call for participation
DigCCurr 2009: Digital Curation Practice, Promise and Prospects
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
April 1-3, 2009


The School of Information and Library Science at the University of
North Carolina is pleased to announce our second digital curation
curriculum symposium. DigCCurr 2009: Digital Curation Practice,
Promise and Prospects is part of the Preserving Access to Our
Digital Future: Building an International Digital Curation
Curriculum (DigCCurr) project. DigCCurr is a three-year (2006-
2009), Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)-funded
collaboration between SILS and the National Archives and Records
Administration (NARA). The primary goals of the DigCCurr project are
to develop a graduate-level curricular framework, course modules,
and experiential components to prepare students for digital curation
in various environments. DigCCurr initiatives in support of this
goal are informed by representatives from the project's
collaborating institutions as well as an Advisory Board of experts
from Australia, Canada, Italy, the Netherlands, New Zealand, the
United Kingdom and the United States.

The first symposium, DigCCurr2007: An International Symposium in
Digital Curation, was held April 18-20, 2007, attracting nearly 300
attendees from ten countries. Participants explored the definition
of digital curation and what skills are necessary for digital
curation professionals working in libraries, archives, museums, data
centers, and other data-intensive organizations. DigCCurr2009 will
continue this theme, focusing on current practice and research
surrounding digital curation with a look toward the future, and
trends in preparing digital curation professionals.

We welcome submissions on a wide range of topics, including but not
limited to the following:

    Digital curation synergies and collaboration: What are the
    challenges and opportunities for regional, national, and global
    cooperation and collaboration in digital curation practices and
    research? How do we approach these effectively? Where do
    practices and research converge and diverge across different
    organizational mandates and requirements? Strategies for
    building and leveraging relations and cooperation among a global
    audience of digital curation researchers and educators for
    improved delivery of digital curation research and practice
    opportunities for emerging professionals.

    Teaching and training at the international level: What are the
    barriers and advantages in providing quality and comparable
    education? How does the profession traverse credentials and
    certification? Graduate education and continuing education for
    practitioners; Examination of current teaching tools; Recruiting
    students; Perceptions on the changing professional competencies
    and personal attributes for employment in digital curation

    Digital curation in relation to archives and museums: How is the
    environment shaping traditional responsibilities? How are
    synergies developing across libraries, archives, and museums?
    What are core competencies in digital curation? Can we develop
    common ground among participating disciplines and entities? What
    are implications for various professions, and what issues do the
    professions need to addressing separately?

    What is going on in real life with the curation of digital
    resources? We encourage people to undertake small-scale studies
    in order to share data and case studies about current practices,
    procedures and approaches within specific organizational
    contexts. What is happening in different sectors such as
    industry, federal government, state government, nonprofit
    cultural institutions?

    What do we need? Examination of scope, extent, relevance, and
    quality of current literature. What is useful? What is missing?

    Infrastructures in support of digital curation. How well is
    current technology meeting the needs of digital curation, and
    what should future technology research and development involve
    to better meet these needs? How do organizations incorporate
    digital curation principles and procedures into their
    administrative and managerial operations? How do we support
    sustainable infrastructure?

Types of submissions:

Contributed papers: The submission of original, recent, research and
projects (including case studies), theoretical developments, or
innovative practical applications providing insight into the above
topics is encouraged.

Submissions may be either a "Long Paper" (8 pages maximum) or "Short
Paper" (2 pages), should be in ACM format


and include title, author(s) and affiliation(s), abstract, and full
text. Please submit paper as a PDF file. Accepted papers will be
published in the conference proceedings.

Contributed posters: Posters presenting new and promising work,
preliminary results of research projects, or "best practices" are
welcomed. The content should clearly point out how the application
contributes to innovation of thought or design within the field, how
it addresses key challenges, as well as potential impact on the
participant's organization and/or practices in the field. Especially
welcome are submissions from current students. Submissions should be
in the form of a two-page paper in ACM format and include title,
author(s) and affiliation(s), abstract, summary of the poster's
content (may include figures), and references to substantive
supporting materials that will aid reviewers in determining
suitability for the conference.

Please submit paper as PDF file. The final version of these short
papers will be published in the conference proceedings. During the
conference, presenters are expected to display their work as a
poster, incorporating text and illustrations as appropriate.
Presenters can also use laptop computers as a way of supporting
their posters (e.g. demonstration of related visualizations or

Panels: Panels and technical sessions present topics for discussion
such as cutting-edge research and design, analyses of trends,
opinions on controversial issues, and contrasting viewpoints from
experts in complementary professional areas. Innovative formats that
involve audience participation are encouraged. These may include
panels, debates, or forums, or case studies. Submissions should be
in the form of a two-page paper in ACM format and include title,
sponsor(s), name and affiliation(s) of all participants, providing
an overview of the issues, projects, or viewpoints to be discussed
by the panel. Please submit paper as a PDF file. The final version
of the two-page panel summary document will be published in the
conference proceedings.

Submission Guidelines and Deadlines

    September 30, 2008: Proposals due for contributed papers, panels
    and posters

    November 15, 2008: Authors/proposers notified of acceptance

    January 15, 2009: Final versions due for conference proceedings

    April 2, 2009: Proceedings available for distribution at

International submissions are encouraged from any academic,
nonprofit, corporate, or government area in any part of the world.
All submissions are made electronically via a link from

Any problems with electronic submissions should be directed to:

    Rachael Clemens
    School of Information and Library Science
    University of North Carolina
    Fax: 919-962-8071
    rclemens<-a t->unc< . >edu

Refereeing procedures

All types of submissions will be reviewed by at least two referees.
Notices of acceptance or rejection will contain constructive
comments from referees.

2009 Symposium Planning Committee

    Rachael Clemens
    Dr. Wendy Duff
    Dr. Maria Guercio
    Carolyn Hank
    Dr. Cal Lee
    Dr. Seamus Ross
    Dr. Ken Thibodeau
    Dr. Helen Tibbo, Chair
    Dr. Elizabeth Yakel

Rachael Green Clemens
PhD Student
School of Information and Library Science
University of North Carolina

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Received on Wednesday, 4 June, 2008

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