Deadline Approaching! CFP for 2022 Digital Initiatives Symposium

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Amanda Makula

Nov 30, 2021, 2:05:38 PM11/30/21
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Deadline Approaching! CFP for 2022 Digital Initiatives Symposium
The Digital Initiatives Symposium at the University of San Diego is excited to announce that we are planning a return to a live, in-person event for 2022-- and we hope to see you there!

Speakers include: 

  • Lorcan Dempsey, Vice President and Chief Strategist of OCLC (morning keynote)

  • Sarah Lamdan, SPARC Senior Fellow and Professor at CUNY School of Law (afternoon keynote)

  • Jennifer Ferretti, Senior Program Officer for the Digital Library Federation (DLF) (featured speaker)

We are now accepting proposals for the full day conference on Tuesday, April 26, 2022. We welcome proposals from a wide variety of organizations, including colleges and universities of all sizes, community colleges, public libraries, special libraries, museums, and other cultural memory institutions.

Proposals should fall into one of two formats:

  • Concurrent sessions: 40 minutes (please allow 10-15 minutes for Q&A); 1-2 speakers.

  • Lightning talks: 10 minutes; limited to one speaker 

Relevant topics include:

  • collaborative and interdisciplinary digital initiatives

  • copyright, licensing, and privacy issues

  • curation of digital collections

  • data management and sharing; open data

  • DEIA in scholarly communications

  • digital humanities

  • digital initiatives in instruction and undergraduate research

  • digital project management

  • diverse repository platforms and functions

  • future of open access

  • linked data

  • open educational resources

  • Plan S

  • roles for deans and directors in digital and institutional repository initiatives

  • roles for disciplinary faculty in digital and institutional repository initiatives

  • social justice and open access

  • technical applications related to platforms or tools

  • transformative agreements

  • web annotation

  • web archiving

Submit your proposal at (Click on “Submit Proposal” on the left sidebar.) Please note: 

  • In the interest of providing a rich, face-to-face experience for attendees, virtual/remote presentations and lightning talks will not be accepted.

  • All submissions will be evaluated based on the relevance of the topic and potential to advance thinking about digital initiatives, institutional repositories, and scholarly communication. Acceptance is competitive. 

  • Registration fees will be waived for accepted presenters.

Proposal deadline: Friday, Dec. 10, 2021

Registration will open in early 2022, with opportunities for travel and registration scholarships. Stay tuned! 

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