Conferences & Meetings 10/31/12

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Career development opportunities from LILAC; the University of Maryland; ALCTS and Digital Book World

 LILAC 2013 – Call for papers is now open.

LILAC 2013 will be held at The University of Manchester from 25-27 March 2013.

Please submit your proposal by completing the LILAC abstract submission form.

All proposals are blind refereed by our panel of reviewers.  Applicants will be notified by 12th December 2012 if they have been successful or otherwise. If you have any queries please contact

Deadline for proposals:

  • Call for papers opens 28 September 2012
  • Call for papers closes 16th November 2012 at 1700 GMT

Notes for presenters at LILAC 2013

We welcome proposals which address one or more of this year’s conference themes:

  • IL and employability
  • IL and the digital future
  • Transliteracy
  • Future-proofing the IL practitioner
  • Collaboration and partnerships
  • Active learning and creative pedagogical approaches

Please do not send us a full paper; we require a 500 or 300 word abstract which will be sent to a panel of reviewers. We also require a short description of your paper (max. 50 words) which will be displayed when delegates are choosing their parallel sessions.

Please note: all presenters will be expected to register as delegates. They are eligible for the discounted / early bird rate.

All presentations will be made available on the IL Group slideshare account following the conference. Presenters should contact if they do not wish their presentation to be made publicly available.


Foundations in Intellectual Property Management and Leadership

The Foundations in Intellectual Property Management and Leadership course and elective workshops help participants develop the expertise needed to manage business and educational changes influenced by the digital environment.

  1. An online Professional Development certificate offering from the Center for Intellectual Property at UMUC).
  2. Elective Workshops are noncredit and includes lectures, supplemental readings, and live discussions with guests who are experts or practitioners in the field.
  3. Participants in the certificate program must also take one elective workshop, included in the registration fee.
  4. Earn 24 Continuing Education Credits.

Spring 2013 Certification CourseFoundations in Intellectual Property Management and Leadership – March 18-May 10, 2013
Elective workshops may also be taken individually, outside of the certification program. Separate tuition fees apply. All workshops are offered online.

IPNA 601 — Open Access (2-week elective*) January 14-25, 2013. See website for the  list of instructors.

IPNA 603 — Fair Use (2-week elective*) January 28-February 8, 2013. See website for the list of instructors.

Two-week workshop pricing*:
$200 individual member
$237.50 free member
$250 non-member

 ALCTS webinar: The Role of Long-Term Storage in Digital Curation

Date: November 14, 2012
All webinars are one hour in length and begin at 11am Pacific, noon Mountain, 1pm Central, and 2pm Eastern time.

Description: This webinar introduces considerations for the long-term storage of digital content selected for preservation. This content must be stored in ways that align with good practice. The session will address issues related to the development of storage management policies, including file formats for deposit and preservation, the preservation of multiple copies, the locations of those copies, the characteristics of those locations, and the means for meeting long‐term storage requirements.

This is the second session of a two part series titled “From the Digital Dark Ages to a Digital Renaissance.”  Part 1, The Art of Selecting Digital Content to Preserve,  was  October 10, 2012.

Presenters: Laura Osterhout, Member Services Librarian at the Rochester Regional Library Council in Fairport, NY, has presented sessions on virtual reference, the basics of digitization projects, metadata, CONTENTdm, and digital preservation basics to various audiences throughout New York State, at the New York Library Association conference, at the CONTENTdm Eastern Users Meeting, and at the Reference Renaissance conference.

Erin Rhodes, Digital Projects and Education Coordinator at Colby College Special Collections in Waterville, Maine, has presented informally on basic approaches to the digitization of archival and special collections materials; technical metadata; and on teaching and using primary sources in archives to various audiences, including archival colleagues, Colby faculty, and students.

  Digital Book World Conference + Expo 2013 happening January 15th – 17th in New York City

“The Digital Book World Conference + Expo… brings together over 1,000 publishing professionals focused on developing, building and transforming their organization to compete in the new digital publishing environment.

Developed in partnership with Mike Shatzkin, Michael Cader and Publishers Launch Conferences, Digital Book World will help you learn how to build a better business model, hire or train the right staff, improve discoverability, identify new opportunities and, most importantly, improve the profitability of your overall publishing operation.

Digital Book World is … the single largest gathering of senior-level digital publishing executives anywhere and puts you in the same room with presidents, CEO’s, editors, marketers, publishers of large and small houses as well as agents, authors, booksellers, librarians and technologists. In other words, everyone you need to meet to build and manage a successful digital publishing business.

If you want to meet the people who will help you succeed in the digital publishing market,… register today.”

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