[Asis-l] Call For Proposals USETDA 2013 - DEADLINE MARCH 15

Marisa Ramirez ramirez.marisa at gmail.com
Fri Feb 15 13:20:27 EST 2013

*Apologies for cross-posting*

Proposals for presentations, panel sessions and posters are invited for the
upcoming U.S Electronic Thesis and Dissertation conference to be held in
Claremont, California (near Disneyland resort, beaches & Hollywood) July
24-26, 2013.

Conference registration is now open - for complete information visit

*Deadline: Proposals should be submitted before March 15, 2013 to be

Proposals should reflect the conference theme: Waves of Change: Oceans of

The U.S. Electronic Dissertations and Theses Association welcomes the
following types of submissions:

*Poster sessions - peer reviewed*
Posters introduce late-breaking results, work in progress, or research that
is best communicated in an interactive or graphical format. Two types of
posters are encouraged: contributed research posters presenting new and
promising work or preliminary results of ongoing projects; and contributed
“best practices” posters presenting the results practical implementations
of an organization’s practices or innovations. The content of the poster
should clearly point out how the application contributes to innovation of
thought or design within the field, and how it addresses key challenges, as
well as the potential impact on the participant’s organization and/or
practices in the field. Joint submissions from students, librarians and
other professionals demonstrating different perspectives on a single issue
are particularly encouraged. Posters are expected to elicit discussion in a
personal and less formal setting. Submissions for refereeing should be in
the form of abstract up to 500 words.
Single-session presentations and panels - peer reviewed
Single session presentations and panels are invited on topics that include
emerging issues,  hot or emerging trends, opinions on controversial issues,
analyses of tools and techniques, and contrasting viewpoints in
complementary professional areas.
For single-session presentations, please submit a proposal of up to 500
words, providing a summary of the presentation topic and the qualifications
of the speaker.
Panels must have a cohesive theme and promote lively interaction between
panelists and audience members. Please submit a panel proposal up to 500
words, providing an overview of the issues to be discussed by the panel and
brief bios of each of the panelists. Proposals should only list panelists
who have agreed to participate and shall indicate the qualifications and
contribution that each panelist will offer.
*Presentation, panel and poster session topics are encouraged to address:*
•        Change management, transitions and transformations
•        Services and outreach to enhance ETD development
•        Supporting ETDs with  Library services and information instruction
•        Business Realities and Organizational Challenges
•        ETDs and Ethics, Security & Quality
•        Centralized and Decentralized submission processes
•        Intellectual Property, Copyright, Patents  and Tech Transfer
•        Developing and implementing ETD Policies and Procedures
•        Developing campus support and leadership
•        Collaborative Opportunities, Community-Building and Campus
•        Global ETD Issues
•        Software and Technology
•        ETD Innovation and Exploration
•        Failures and Successes
•        File-types and Formatting, including use of non-traditional mediums
•        Publishing, Research and management of datasets
•        Nuts and bolts of ETD management  including  case studies of
workflow and ingest models
•        Retroactive digitization and ETD migration/harvesting
•        Undergraduate and other student scholarship

*Submission Site*
Once you have prepared your proposal according to the above instructions,
please use the electronic submission system to submit your item for review.
Go to https://conferences.tdl.org/USETDA/USETDA2013/index, click on the
"Proposal Submission" link in the right-hand sidebar and follow the prompts.

*For additional information*, please visit the USETDA website:

Additional questions should be address to the USETDA Board: board at usetda.org
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