You only have until midnight tonight, Pacific Time, to submit a prepared talk proposal to the 2019 Code4Lib Conference. Get your proposal in today!

Code4Lib 2019 is soliciting proposals for prepared talks!

Code4Lib 2019 is a loosely-structured conference that provides people working at the intersection of libraries/archives/museums/cultural heritage and technology with a chance to share ideas, be inspired, and forge collaborations. For more information about the Code4Lib community, please visit https://code4lib.org/about/.

The conference will be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton in San Jose, CA, from February 19, 2019 to February 22, 2019.  More information about Code4lib 2019 is available on this year’s conference website

https://2019.code4lib.org.

We encourage all members of the library, archives, museums, cultural heritage organizations, and technology community to submit a proposal for a prepared talk. Prepared talks should focus on one or more of the following areas:

  • Projects you’ve worked on which incorporate innovative implementation of existing technologies and/or development of new software
  • Tools and technologies – How to get the most out of existing tools, standards, and protocols (and ideas on how to make them better)
  • Technical issues – Big issues in library technology that are worthy of community attention or development
  • Relevant non-technical issues – Concerns of interest to the Code4Lib community which are not strictly technical in nature, e.g. collaboration, diversity, organizational challenges, etc.

In order to provide increased opportunities for a diversity of speakers and topics, all presentations will be listed by title and description only during the voting period. Speaker names will not be included until the program is posted. We will also be soliciting 10, 15, and 20 minute talks.

You’ll be asked to indicate which talk lengths you would be willing to

accommodate for your proposal. A separate call for poster proposals will be offered at a later date. There will also be sign up opportunities to present 5 minute lightning talks at the event.

Submit a presentation proposal

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Call for proposals will open soon for the 2019 Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP)Annual Meeting to be held at the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina in San Diego, CA, May 29-May 31, 2019.

Several submission types are available. Potential presenters can share their expertise in a format that will produce the most valuable experience for participants. Presenters can select the format that works best for the content when submitting session proposal.

Choosing the final batch of sessions for the SSP Annual Meeting is a highly selective process thanks to the large number of high-quality submissions they receive each year…”

Library Management Skills Institute Offerings in Alberta and Pennsylvania Open for Registration

Are you a research library supervisor, department head, team or project leader, or manager interested in developing your awareness, skills, and confidence as a leader and manager?

The ARL Academy, in partnership with DeEtta Jones and Associates, and co-hosted by ARL libraries, is offering the Library Management Skills Institute (LMSI) I: The Manager and the Library Management Skills Institute (LMSI) II: The Organization. These highly interactive workshops engage learning through case studies, personal reflection, practical application tools, and group discussions.

The following two offerings are open for registration:

You do not need to attend LMSI I before LMSI II.

Additional dates and locations are planned for 2019. More offerings will be added as they become available. Attendance at each location is limited and the registration process will open eight weeks in advance of the event.


Date: 3 December 2018

Alastair Horne, of our three facilitators for the Challenges in the Scholarly Publishing Cycle event, is an AHRC-funded collaborative doctoral partnership PhD research student based at Bath Spa University and the British Library. 

His work explores how mobile phones are changing storytelling, and his published articles include ‘Transmedia Publishing: Three Complementary Cases’ (in The Routledge Companion to Transmedia Studies) and ‘Publishing: the last (and next?) five years’ in The Indexer. He also works part-time as a freelance journalist specialising in scholarly publishing, writing monthly newsletters on developments in the industry for the London Book Fair, and has spoken at the London and Frankfurt Book Fairs

He told Research Information: ‘I’m expecting some lively discussions at December’s conference, particularly on the continuing challenge of achieving the largest possible impact for research while complying with funder requirements. This has been thrown into ever sharper focus by the cOAlition S initiative.’

Comprised of 12 national research funding organisations from across Europe, including the French National Research Agency and UK Research and Innovation, the alliance has issued a 10-point plan that requires authors to retain copyright over their work and forbids publication in hybrid journals.

The cOAlition S initiative was born from the cooperation between the heads of the participating research funding organisations – Marc Schiltz, the president of Science Europe, and Robert-Jan Smits, the open access envoy of the European Commission. It also drew on significant input from the Scientific Council of the European Research Council.

The research funders involved in cOAlition S will now collaborate with other stakeholders and work towards swift and practical implementation of these principles.

The national funders are: Austrian Science Fund; French National Research Agency; Science Foundation Ireland; Italy’s National Institute for Nuclear Physics; Luxembourg National Research Fund; Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research; Research Council of Norway; National Science Centre Poland; Slovenian Research Agency; Swedish Research Council for Environment, Agricultural Sciences and Spatial Planning; and UK Research and Innovation.

What to expect on the day

This one-day conference will use the results of an industry survey (Challenges in Scholarly Publishing 2018) as the starting point for a day of interactive workshops – with each delegate attending focused sessions on publisher, librarian and academic perspectives.

Delegates will have a unique opportunity to learn from other stakeholder groups, and take away practical strategic and operational action points back to their own institution.

All delegates will receive a copy of the full survey results on the day, as well as the opportunity to view the results online a few days before the event to help prepare.

Individual delegate rates are as follows: publishers and service providers – £250; librarians and academics – £100

Included in the delegate rate is participation in all sessions, an advance copy of Challenges in Scholarly Publishing Cycle Survey Report, refreshments on arrival and in two networking breaks, and a three-course hot buffet lunch.

We look forward to seeing you there!


ARL News reports that “in commemoration of the American Philosophical Society’s 275th anniversary, the society’s library hosted an interdisciplinary conference that explored the history of libraries, the present opportunities for libraries, and the potential future for libraries as they continue to evolve in the 21st century. “The Past, Present, and Future of Libraries” conference took place September 27–29, 2018, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. An overarching theme that surfaced during the conference was the relationships and interconnections among the work and missions of public libraries, independent research libraries, and research libraries that are part of larger institutions.