TCDL 2015 Call for Proposals

Lauren Meyers lauren at ARCH-IVE.ORG
Tue Nov 18 17:08:57 EST 2014

Help to build the program for the 2015 Texas Conference onDigital Libraries!

The 2015 Texas Conference on DigitalLibraries will be held April 27-28 atthe AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center in Austin. The TexasConference on Digital Libraries is the premiere gathering of digital library and informationprofessionals across Texas and beyond. This is your opportunity to be part ofthe program.

Submit aProposal for 2015!

TCDLaddresses a wide range of topics including creation, promotion, preservationand management of digital projects and assets, as well as the software andapplications that drive the digital library world.  Through a blend ofinteractive presentations, engaging speakers and informative workshops, TCDL2015 will be a great place to network and experience the latest in all thingsdigital.

Whatkind of broad areas would we hope to see covered at TCDL 2015? Here are someideas!

   - Unexpected finds:  present new ways to use existing technology or demonstrate a new piece of software that's really made an impact on your workflow.  Show off a new digital collection or project or present novel uses of your institution's collection material.   

   - Unexplained gaps: present ways the larger digital library community can work together to solve problems; initiate dialogues to answer to difficult questions that have faced your institution and to suggest solutions you’d like to see offered at a state or national level.   

   - Unexplored collaborations: discover ways to partner together to address an unmet collecting need, novel partnerships that produced interesting results or ideas for greater exposure for collaborative collections.   

Whateveryou choose to submit, topics explored can include project management,intellectual property issues, deep explorations of software applications ...the sky's the limit! Need more inspiration? Check out last year'ssuccessful programs to get your creative juicesflowing.

Howcan you make your mark on TCDL 2015? Simple: submit a session proposal today.Sessions can take a number of forms, including:

   - Presentations: General presentations on practical work, theoretical or speculative issues, or ongoing or completed research.   

   - Panels:  Panel sessions should address a single topic from multiple perspectives and should engage the audience for a full 80-minute session.   

   - 24x7 Presentations (24 slides in 7 minutes): 7-minute presentations comprising no more than 24 slides.   

   - Posters: Posters will be featured at the conference reception and through a “Minute Madness” session, during which presenters will give a 60-second summary of each poster.   

   - Workshops, Tutorials & Demos, Birds of a Feather Sessions: These events provide venues for in-depth instruction in important areas of digital library practice (workshops), demonstrations of new or useful tools and technologies (tutorials), and gatherings of interested attendees to engage in discussion about a particular topic (birds-of-a-feather sessions). Events in this category can range from 1 to 4 hours.   

Howto Submit a Proposal

Moreinformation and the Proposal Submission link can be found at the conferencewebsite.


Be apart of TCDL 2015 by submitting your session proposal now. Deadlines and otherkey dates are approaching quickly!

   - November 17: Call for Proposals   

   - February 9: Deadline for all Conference Proposal Submissions   

   - March 16: Notification of acceptance   

   - March 31: Early bird registration deadline   

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