REMINDER: call for proposals Medical Institutional Repositories in Libraries (MIRL) virtual symposium (due Sept 2, 2022)

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Ramune K. Kubilius

Aug 16, 2022, 2:19:25 PMAug 16

The Medical Institutional Repositories in Libraries (MIRL) committee is now accepting proposals for the second MIRL Symposium, a free event which will take place virtually on Thursday, November 17, 2022 (time to be determined). MIRL is a platform-neutral conference for IR practitioners and those with an interest in IRs at hospitals, academic medical centers, and other health settings to discuss and share case studies and best practices for digital archiving of institutional content.

MIRL 2022 will feature a keynote by Dr. Lisa Federer, Data Science and Open Science Librarian, Office of Strategic Initiatives, National Library of Medicine, on "The NIH Data Management and Sharing Policy: Roles and Opportunities for Libraries and Institutional Repositories."

We are accepting proposals for:
• Panel discussions (approximately 50 minutes including Q&A)
• Presentations (approximately 15 minutes including Q&A)
• Lightning talks (approximately 5-10 minutes including Q&A)

The MIRL planning committee welcomes proposals on a variety of topics including, but not limited to:
• Unusual medical/health sciences institutional repository (IR) content, collections, use cases, collaborations, or challenges
• Migrating repository platforms: stories, processes, and lessons learned
• IRs in a time of budget cuts: ROI and justifying the cost
• Finding your champions: marketing your IR
• Reporting out: telling your IR story with statistics and metrics
• IR harvesting and support tools, workflow
• Strategies for management of faculty/researcher publications, conference posters, student collections, digital exhibits, digital archives, preprints, datasets
• Promoting open access (OA) initiatives
• Supporting promotion and tenure using your IR
• Accessibility policies and practices
• Diversity, equity and inclusion

Submit your proposal here:

• Deadline for submitting proposals: Friday, September 2, 2022
• Acceptance emails will be sent no later than September 16, 2022
• Registration is free for all attendees and will open on September 16, 2022

Please contact Steven Moore ( for any questions about the proposal process or about MIRL.

The MIRL site:

MIRL 2022 planning group members:
• Lisa Buda (Rochester Regional Health)
• Anthony Dellureficio (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center)
• Brenda Fay (Advocate Aurora Health)
• Sara Hoover (Himmelfarb Health Sciences Library, George Washington University)
• Ramune Kubilius (Galter Health Sciences Library & Learning Center, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine)
• Steven Moore (Henry Ford Health)
• Lisa Palmer (Lamar Soutter Library, UMass Chan Medical School)
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