Tuesday, March 06, 2012

emtacl12 - emerging technologies in academic libraries - CALL FOR PAPERS

As member of the International Programm Committee of the 2012 Emerging
Technologies in Academic Libraries Conference, I am happy to invite you to
submit your papers for this promising second EMTACL Conference in early
October in Trondheim, Norway!

I hope to meet many of you there!

emtacl12 - emerging technologies in academic libraries
International conference on emerging technologies in academic libraries 2012
1-3 October 2012, Trondheim, Norway
;http://www.emtacl.com Call for Papers
Emerging technologies and evolving user behaviour keeps changing the rules of
the game for academic libraries. Emerging technologies include new ways of
using existing technologies and totally new, disruptive technologies. Examples
- Semantic web / linked open data
- Social media
- Augmented reality
- Mobile technologies
- Visualisation

emtacl12 is an international conference for academic librarians, information
professionals, academic staff, students, library system developers and
suppliers, among others. The aim is to provide answers to the following
  • What can academic libraries do to address change? 
  • How can we adapt? 
  • Which technologies can/should/must we use/create? 
The conference is hosted by NTNU University Library, the Library of the Norwegian university of 
science and technology in Trondheim, Norway.

The programme committee invites original presentations and posters taking one
or more of the following perspectives as a point of departure:
- Linked open data and other semantic web applications in the library
- New literacies
- Supporting research
- Organizational change within the library
- Analysis of user behaviour and use of statistics
- New services/old services in new clothes
- Other relevant perspectives on emerging technologies
We invite submission of abstracts or posters presenting:
  • Theoretical solutions, but with a clear illustration on how these solutions can be applied in libraries 
  • Opinions on some aspect of practice, or descriptions of work that is still in progress, but sufficiently mature to warrant attention
  • Experiences and case studies specifying requirements, challenges, or opportunities of applying emerging technologies in libraries
  • Comparisons with alternative or competing approaches using conventional technologies
  • Best practices for implementing emerging technologies in libraries
  • Assessments of cost and benefits from the application of emerging technologies, e.g. time and cost of implementation and deployment, integration with legacy IT systems, user acceptance, returns on investment
We will also open for live demos of emerging technologies, and invite submission
of abstracts or videos describing such demos.

Abstract submission instructions:
Please use the submission form athttps://www.easychair.org/conferences/? conf=emtacl12 to submit an abstract describing your contribution, including:
- personal details
- additional presenter details
- presentation title and abstract.
Abstract length should not exceed 2500 characters. Please note that the
language of the conference will be English, and therefore the committee will
only accept submissions in this language.
All submitted abstracts will be peer-reviewed by at least two reviewers.
Contributions will be made public through the NTNU e-publishing service, and
accepted authors will be invited to supply full papers for this purpose. Papers
are primarily requested in pdf format, conforming to further formatting details at
the submission website. We do however welcome suggestions for alternative
formats in cases where pdf is unsuitable, e.g. for non-textual contributions.
Important dates:
Abstract submission: 15 April 2012
Notification of acceptance/rejection: 25 May 2012
Authors should confirm their participation: 8 June 2012
Conference dates: 1-3 October 2012

For additional information, please visit the conference website:
http://www.emtacl.com or email us at emtacl@ub.ntnu.no
Karen Johanne Buset (programme committee chair)
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