Monday, July 24, 2017

Call for papers Altmetrics

altmetrics17 is part of the altmetrics workshop series organized since 2011 and will take place in conjunction with the 4th Altmetrics Conference at Ryerson University in Toronto on 26 September 2017.

This year’s workshop will focus on the dependencies of altmetrics.
We are soliciting empirical and theoretical contributions for short presentations and as a basis for discussions, which will be the main focus of the altmetrics17 workshop. Submissions can focus on empirical analyses, novel theoretical frameworks, original datasets or represent a position paper. The goal of the workshop is to discuss, exchange and foster collaboration on altmetrics between researchers and practitioners.
Contributions will be curated by the altmetrics17 committee for their relevance and technical soundness and selected for short presentations.

Submissions by 31 July 2017
More information 

Thursday, July 20, 2017

call for papers - Classification

September issue of Catalogue and Index 

  • Do you have something to say about classification?
  • Have you inherited an in-house classification scheme that you love/hate?
  • Have you had to reclassify a library or collection, or are thinking of embarking on a reclassification project in the future?
  • What do you wish you had learnt about classification when you studied LIS or what professional training in classification would you like to be available?
  • Have you been to an interesting classification event recently or encountered a good classification book?
  • Have you designed your own classification scheme?
  • Do you use multiple classification schemes in your library and want to share your experiences of these?
  • Have you got some interesting experiences of making your classification more localised or more standardised?
  • How do you think your library users utilise your classification?
  • Do you have any thoughts about unethical classification and problematic terminology or structures? 
We welcome papers on these or any other aspect of classification for this issue. Papers can be up to 2,000 words and should be submitted by the end of August 2017.
Please contact the editors with your proposal.
more information
Karen Pierce
Deborah Lee

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Call for proposals for presentations, panels and workshops - Researcher to Reader Conference

This conference will take place in London on 26 & 27 February 2018. Abstracts by 31st August  More information