[Asis-l] One week to DigCCurr2009 Paper Deadline - October 13

Helen Tibbo tibbo at email.unc.edu
Mon Oct 6 04:50:41 EDT 2008

************Apologies for Cross-Posting************

In light of several requests, we are extending the deadline for long paper,
poster, panels, and short paper submissions to DigCCurr2009 to OCTOBER 13,
2008. Looking forward to seeing everyone interested in digital curation in
Chapel Hill the first week of April. We will be publishing an actual
proceedings volume and all submissions will be peer reviewed. Come join us
in “The Southern Part of Heaven” in our loveliest month, April. -Helen

DigCCurr 2009: Digital Curation Practice, Promise and Prospects

April 1‐3, 2009, Chapel Hill, North Carolina


OCTOBER 13, 2008 Proposals due for contributed papers, panels and posters

The School of Information and Library Science at the University of North
Carolina is pleased to announce our second digital curation curriculum
symposium. DigCCurr 2009: Digital Curation Practice, Promise and Prospects
is part of the Preserving Access to Our Digital Future: Building an
International Digital Curation Curriculum (DigCCurr) project. DigCCurr is a
three‐year (2006‐2009), Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)‐
funded collaboration between SILS and the National Archives and Records
Administration (NARA). The primary goals of the DigCCurr project are to
develop a graduate‐level curricular framework, course modules, and
experiential components to prepare students for digital curation in various
environments. DigCCurr initiatives in support of this goal are informed by
representatives from the project’s collaborating institutions as well as an
Advisory Board of experts from Australia, Canada, Italy, the Netherland, New
Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States.

The first symposium, DigCCurr2007: An International Symposium in Digital
Curation, was held April 18‐ 20, 2007, attracting nearly 300 attendees from
ten countries. Participants explored the definition of digital curation and
what skills are necessary for digital curation professionals working in
libraries, archives, museums, data centers, and other data‐intensive
organizations. DigCCurr2009 will continue this theme, focusing on current
practice and research surrounding digital curation with a look toward the
future, and trends in preparing digital curation professionals.


We welcome submissions on a wide range of topics, including but not limited
to the following:

* Digital curation synergies and collaboration: What are the challenges and
opportunities for regional, national, and global cooperation and
collaboration in digital curation practices and research? How do we approach
these effectively? Where do practices and research converge and diverge
across different organizational mandates and requirements? Strategies for
building and leveraging relations and cooperation among a global audience of
digital curation researchers and educators for improved delivery of digital
curation research and practice opportunities for emerging professionals.

* Teaching and training at the international level: What are the barriers
and advantages in providing quality and comparable education? How does the
profession traverse credentials and certification? Graduate education and
continuing education for practitioners; Examination of current teaching
tools; Recruiting students; Perceptions on the changing professional
competencies and personal attributes for employment in digital curation

* Digital curation in relation to archives and museums: How is the
environment shaping traditional responsibilities? How are synergies
developing across libraries, archives, and museums? What are core
competencies in digital curation? Can we develop common ground among
participating disciplines and entities? What are implications for various
professions, and what issues do the professions need to addressing

* What is going on in real life with the curation of digital resources? We
encourage people to undertake small‐scale studies in order to share data
and case studies about current practices, procedures and approaches within
specific organizational contexts. What is happening in different sectors
such as industry, federal government, state government, nonprofit cultural

* What do we need? Examination of scope, extent, relevance, and quality of
current literature.
What is useful? What is missing?

* Infrastructures in support of digital curation. How well is current
technology meeting the needs of digital curation, and what should future
technology research and development involve to better meet these needs? How
do organizations incorporate digital curation principles and procedures into
their administrative and managerial operations? How do we support
sustainable infrastructure?


Contributed papers
The submission of original, recent, research and projects (including case
studies), theoretical developments, or innovative practical applications
providing insight into the above topics is encouraged.
Submissions may be either a “Long Paper” (8 pages maximum) or “Short
Paper” (2 pages), should be in ACM format
<http://www.acm.org/sigs/publications/proceedings‐templates> and include
author(s) and affiliation(s), abstract, and full text. Please submit paper
as pdf file. Accepted papers will be published in the conference

Contributed posters
Posters presenting new and promising work, preliminary results of research
projects, or “best practices”
are welcomed. The content should clearly point out how the application
contributes to innovation of thought or design within the field, how it
addresses key challenges, as well as potential impact on the participant’s
organization and/or practices in the field. Especially welcome are
submissions from current students. Submissions should be in the form of a
two‐page paper in ACM format
<http://www.acm.org/sigs/publications/proceedings‐templates> and include
title, author(s) and affiliation(s), abstract, summary of the poster’s
content (may include figures), and references to substantive supporting
materials that will aid reviewers in determining suitability for the
Please submit paper as pdf file. The final version of these short papers
will be published in the conference proceedings. During the conference,
presenters are expected to display their work as a poster, incorporating
text and illustrations as appropriate. Presenters can also use laptop
computers as a way of supporting their posters (e.g. demonstration of
related visualizations or applications).

Panels and technical sessions present topics for discussion such as cutting
‐edge research and design, analyses of trends, opinions on controversial
issues, and contrasting viewpoints from experts in complementary
professional areas. Innovative formats that involve audience participation
are encouraged. These may include panels, debates, or forums, or case
studies. Submissions should be in the form of a two‐page paper in ACM
format <http://www.acm.org/sigs/publications/proceedings-templates>
and include title, sponsor(s), name and affiliation(s) of all participants,
providing an overview of the issues, projects, or viewpoints to be discussed
by the panel. Please submit paper as pdf file. The final version of the two
‐page panel summary document will be published in the conference


OCTOBER 13, 2008 Proposals due for contributed papers, panels and posters

November 15, 2008 Authors/proposers notified of acceptance

January 15, 2009 Final versions due for conference proceedings

April 2, 2009 Proceedings available for distribution at conference

International submissions are encouraged from any academic, nonprofit,
corporate, or government area in any part of the world. All submissions are
made electronically via a link from the DigCCurr 2009 Web site

Any problems with electronic submissions should be directed to:
Rachael Clemens
School of Information & Library Science
University of North Carolina
Phone: 714.926.1098 | Fax: 919.962.8071 | rclemens at unc.edu

Refereeing procedures
All types of submissions will be reviewed by at least two referees. Notices
of acceptance or rejection will contain constructive comments from referees.

2009 Symposium Planning Committee
Rachael Clemens
Dr. Wendy Duff
Dr. Maria Guercio
Carolyn Hank
Dr. Cal Lee
Dr. Seamus Ross
Dr. Ken Thibodeau
Dr. Helen Tibbo, Chair
Dr. Elizabeth Yakel

Dr. Helen R. Tibbo
School of Information and Library Science
201 Manning Hall CB#3360
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3360
Tel: 919-962-8063
Fax: 919-961-8071
Email: tibbo at email.unc.edu

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