Call for Proposals: 2012 LITA National Forum, October 3-7, Columbus, OH

Regina Koury kourregi at ISU.EDU
Fri Dec 9 14:19:31 EST 2011

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*2012 LITA National Forum*
*October 3-7, **Columbus**, **OH**
**Call for Proposals*


*Due Date for proposals: February 17, 2012*


The 2012 National Forum Committee seeks proposals for high quality
pre-conferences, concurrent sessions and poster sessions for the 15th
annual LITA National Forum to be held in Columbus, OH, October 3 - October
7, 2012.

The 2012 theme is:  *New World of Data:  Discover. Connect.  Remix*.

The Forum Committee is interested in pre-conferences and presentations
about projects, plans or discoveries in areas of library-related
technologies related to the identification, location, harvesting,
harnessing, use, misuse, preservation and loss of data of all types and all
formats in dynamic and emerging web environments. We welcome proposals
related to all types of libraries: public, school, academic, government,
special, and corporate. Proposals on any aspect of library and information
technology are solicited.

The Forum Committee is especially interested in presentations highlighting
projects that are experimental or involve risk-taking.

Possible ideas for topics might include:

   - Dynamics of Data
   - The Intelligent Web
   - Geolocation
   - Data integration
   - The Semantic Web
   - Preservation of privacy and social data
   - Linking data for personal growth, for enterprise and commerce
   - Frameworks, boundaries and protocols
   - Linking, sharing and intellectual property rights
   - Public data vs. private data
   - Data on the move
   - Authentication, verification, validity
   - Data economics
   - Metadata and tagging
   - Digital Forensics
   - Data Curation
   - Data discovery tools
   - Effective or creative use of data display tools

Presentations must have a technological focus and pertain to libraries.
Presentations that incorporate audience participation are encouraged.
Sessions can be full-day pre-conferences, concurrent sessions (50 minutes),
or poster sessions. The format of the presentations may include single- or
multi-speaker formats, panel discussions, moderated discussions, case
studies and/or demonstrations of projects.

New for 2012:

·         Vendors wishing to submit a proposal should partner with a
library representative who is testing/using the product.

   - Emphasis on “hands on” sessions

We welcome and invite proposals for:

   - Preconference
   - Concurrent Session (50 minutes)
   - Poster Session

* All concurrent sessions will be 50 minutes.*

Presenters will submit draft presentation slides and/or handouts on ALA
Connect in advance of the Forum and will submit final presentation slides
or electronic content (video, audio, etc.) to be made available on the web
site following the event. Presenters are expected to register and
participate in the Forum as attendees; discounted registration will be

Submit proposals to:

The online form will ask for:

   - Contact information
   - Title
   - Summary (one sentence, 200 characters) (Please exclude any information
   identifying the presenter(s) or his/her/their organization.)
   - Abstract (400 words max.)
   - Participatory elements of the presentation
   - Level indicator (basic, intermediate or advanced)
   - Brief biographical information
   - Preferred choice of format
   - Whether you would like to consider a paper in ITAL based upon your talk
   - Do you agree to be streamed: yes or no

You will be notified about the status of your proposal by mid-April, 2012.

Any questions regarding the Forum?  Please contact the LITA Office:

lita at
(312) 280-4268

Regina Koury
Electronic Resources Librarian
Eli M. Oboler Library
Idaho State University
850 S. 9th Avenue, Stop 8089
Pocatello, ID 83209
(208) 282-4582


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