National Archives Webinars

Visit the National Archives without leaving your school or home! The National Archives interactive webinars are for educators feature historical documents, images, maps, posters, and other primary sources — as well as resources and strategies for bringing primary sources into your classroom. All webinars are free of charge.

Learn more:

Upcoming Webinars include:

  • An Introduction to and Online Resources from the National Archives
  • Women’s Voices in the Records of Congress
  • Teaching the Constitution with Political Cartoons
  • Citizen Archivists in the Classroom Using the New “Native Communities” Program and DocsTeach
  • Native American Stories about the Lewis and Clark Expedition

NDSR Art Capstone: Preserving Media Art & Digital Art Information

Friday, June 29, 2018, 8:30-5pm
Kislak Center at Penn Libraries, University of Pennsylvania
3420 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19104

To signal the end of the 2017-2018 National Digital Stewardship Residency for Art Information (NDSR Art), the cohort is hosting a one-day capstone event to discuss theirNSDR_Art_Logo_FNL year-long projects and offer new perspectives on preserving media art and digital art information. The capstone will examine the residents’ work at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the University of Pennsylvania Fisher Fine Arts Library, the Yale Center for British Art, and the Minneapolis Institute of Art. Their efforts aspire to contribute to the larger conversation surrounding arts-related preservation issues and to identify strategies to preserve unique digital assets and documentation. The event will expand the discussion and offer perspectives from practitioners in the field, including new media curators, time-based media artists, conservators, and preservationists.

The mission of the National Digital Stewardship Residency (NDSR) is to build a dedicated community of professionals who will advance our nation’s capabilities in managing, preserving, and providing access to the digital record of human achievement. NDSR Art adapts and expands the NDSR model by addressing issues of digital preservation and stewardship in relation to the arts, with a particular focus on new media and arts information.

This program is free and open to the public, although registration is recommended. Registration information and a program schedule will be made available soon. For more information please contact Elise Tanner, NDSR Art Resident at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, or Coral Salomón, NDSR Art Resident at the University of Pennsylvania, Fisher Fine Arts Library,

NDSR Art Capstone: Preserving Media Art & Digital Art Information is sponsored by the National Digital Stewardship Residency for Art Information (NDSR Art) and Penn Libraries.

CFP – Open Access Symposium – Stony Brook University, NY

Values and Ethics in Open Access, the 2018 Stony Brook University Open Access Symposium, is inviting applications for panelists, lightning talks, and presented posters.

2018 Stony Brook University Libraries – Open Access Symposium
Location: Stony Brook, NY
Deadline: July 17th, 2018

In keeping with this year’s theme, we’re interested in speakers and posters that reflect the role of values and ethics in open access environments, systems, and practices. We welcome applications on myriad open access topics, including: open access policy, OER, open science & biomedicine, open humanities & social sciences, digital collections, predatory publishing, copyright, and scholarly communication.

We will receive and review applications until July 17, 2018.  Panels are 45 minutes, with 15 minutes of Q & A. Lightning talks are 7 minutes.  Be prepared to submit your poster when you apply. Registration fees are waived for participants. APPLY HERE

Learn More:
Review the 2017 Stony Brook University Libraries Open Access Symposium, or contact Darren Chase, Head of Scholarly Communication.




Since its beginnings in Hong Kong in 1998, the International Conference on Asia-Pacific Digital Libraries (ICADL) has become one of the premiere international conferences for digital library research. ICADL 2018 at the University of Waikato in New Zealand offers a valuable opportunity for researchers, educators, and practitioners to share their experiences and innovative developments.

The main theme of ICADL 2018 is “Maturity and Innovation in Digital Libraries”. We invite high-quality, original research papers as well as practitioner papers identifying research problems and future directions. Submissions that resonate with the conference’s theme are especially welcome.  Nonetheless, all topics in digital libraries will be given equal consideration. Following the ICADL tradition, the 2018 proceedings will be published as Springer conference proceedings as part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science series (LNCS), included in the and indexed by SCOPUS. Electronic copies will be available on Springer website.

The conference will be held at Waikato University in Hamilton, New Zealand, a city of 140,000 people centered on the Waikato River in the heart of New Zealand’s rolling pastures. Think a small but bustling downtown with river views, a stunning city park complete with themed gardens (including a Japanese and Chinese garden thoughtfully sponsored by our sister cities and local cultural societies), a beautiful river walk, and an attractively landscaped university with excellent conference facilities.  Nau mai haere mai! Welcome!
The conference will will be co-located with the annual meeting of the Asia-Pacific iSchools Consortium and with the NZ Conference on Computer-Human Interaction  (CHINZ).  It is our hope that hosting these conferences together will bring a diverse group of academic and professional community members from all parts of the world to exchange their knowledge, experience and practices in digital libraries, and other related fields.


  • June 1, 2018 – Workshop Proposal Deadline
  • June 22, 2018 – Paper/Poster Submission Deadline
  • August 31, 2018 – Notification of Paper/Poster Acceptance
  • September 3, 2018 – Tutorial Proposal Deadline
  • September 14, 2018 – Camera Ready Copy Deadline
  • November 19-22, 2018 – ICADL Conference Date

We welcome research and practitioner papers in all aspects of digital libraries. The following is a (non-exhaustive) list of topics:

Information Technologies for Knowledge, Information and Data

  • Information retrieval
  • Semantic Web and linked data
  • Data mining and extraction of structure from networked information
  • Multilingual information access
  • Multimedia information management, retrieval and recommendation
  • Metadata aggregation models
  • Interchangeability and information integration
  • Ontologies and knowledge organization systems, networked information
  • Applications of digital libraries
  • Quality assurance of digital libraries
  • Sociability and high availability of digital libraries
  • Digital preservation
  • Digital curation
  • Research data and virtual organizations
  • User interface and user experience
  • Visualization in digital libraries
  • Social networking, web 2.0 and collaborative interface in digital libraries
  • Personal information management and personal digital libraries
  • Ubiquitous computing and knowledge management
  • Societal and Cultural Issues in Knowledge, Information and Data

Cultural Memory and Digital Heritage

  • Community Informatics
  • Cross-sectoral digital libraries
  • Collaborations among archives, libraries, museums
  • Digital cultural memory initiatives
  • Digital humanities
  • Digital library/ digital archive infrastructures
  • Digital library education and digital literacy
  • Digital preservation and digital curation
  • Economic and legal frameworks and issues
  • Ethics and ethical practice, privacy in digital collection building, management and access
  • Higher education uses of digital collections
  • Research data infrastructures, management and use
  • Information policies
  • Participatory cultural heritage
  • Risks management in digital library/ archive projects
  • Creating, managing and using collections of social media and dynamically generated contents
  • Social sustainability and digital libraries/ archives
  • Socio-technical perspectives of digital information

Digital Library Maintenance and Quality Assurance

  • collection development and discovery
  • data mining and extraction
  • risk management and quality assurance
  • digital curation
  • digital preservation
  • applications of artificial intelligence and machine learning
  • performance evaluation
  • metadata creation and aggregation
  • semantic web and linked data
  • non-textual collection management
  • recommendation system
  • research data management
  • digital humanities and digital cultural heritage
  • service design for digital libraries
  • user experience design
  • user interface design
  • human-computer interaction
  • information retrieval
  • applications of digital libraries in contexts such as learning, virtual organizations, collaborative task
  • personal information management and personal digital libraries
  • user generated content
  • digital library management and administration
  • digital library education
  • digital cultures and digital literacy
  • intellectual freedom, censorship, misinformation
  • privacy
  • intellectual property issues
  • policy, legal, and ethical concerns for digital libraries
  • socio-technical aspects of digital libraries
  • sustainability of digital libraries.
  • Usability and accessibility aspects of digital libraries


All paper submission should follow Springer Computer Science Proceedings guidelines ( and are to be submitted via the conference’s EasyChair submission page (

Full Papers

A Full Research Paper reports significant milestone and provides original results relevant to the scope of ICADL 2018.  The maximum length of a full paper is 12 pages.

Short Practitioner Papers

A Practitioner Paper is a concise report of findings or other types of work by practitioners relevant to the scope of ICADL 2018. We welcome papers identifying research problems and future directions in the digital library research. The maximum length of a short paper is 6 pages.

Short Work-in-Progress Papers

A Work-in-Progress paper is a concise report of preliminary findings or other types of innovative or thought-provoking work that does not necessarily reach a level of completion but relevant to the scope of ICADL 2018. The maximum length of a short paper is 6 pages.


Program Committee Co-Chairs

Annika Hinze (University of Waikato, New Zealand)
Maja Žumer (University of Ljubljana, Slovenia)
Milena Dobreva (UCL Qatar, Qatar)

General Conference Chairs

Sally Jo Cunningham (University of Waikato, New Zealand)
David Bainbridge (University of Waikato, New Zealand)

Collections Internship

What: Collections Internship
Where: Walsh Gallery – Seton Hall University
Supervisor: Collections Manager
Term:   1 semesters, with possibility of continuation.
Total Interns:  1 to 2 per annum

Students will work under the supervision of the Collections Manager on cataloguing, cleaning, and rehousing the Seton Hall University Museum of Anthropology and Archaeology Collection.  This important collection of artifacts is in the early stages of being fully documented and stored since being moved to their new location.  Interns must have excellent problem-solving and organizational skills and be able to work independently following a hands-on training period.  Though this internship is unpaid, we will assist you in obtaining internship credits from your university, if applicable.

Projects will include:
–       Verifying records, reconciling paper documentation with Past Perfect records
–       Creating and organizing files
–       Assessing a wide variety of artifacts (baskets, ceramics, textiles, etc.),
–       Taking high-resolution photographs, measuring, describing, numbering, condition reporting, and creating digital records
–       Updating data in Past Perfect to reflect standard cataloguing procedures

Learning Outcomes:
–       Develop the ability to safely handle and condition report a wide variety of artifacts, and be up-to-date with industry standards on collections care
–       Acquire an understanding of appropriate archival materials and storage techniques for a variety of artifacts
–       Gain knowledge of environmental concerns (light levels, temperature, humidity, pests, mold, etc.) and be able to effectively remediate them
–       Understand basic preventative care to ensure the long-term preservation of artifacts
–       Proficiency with the Past Perfect database, including nomenclature, entering information in accordance with standard cataloguing procedures
–       Create basic mounts and boxes for long-term storage of artifacts
–       Understanding appropriate work-flows for cataloguing artifacts

Work Schedule:
Schedule is flexible.  No fewer than 1 – 2 days per week (roughly 10 to 14 hours).

Required Experience:
Graduate student seeking a degree in Museum Studies or related course of study preferred. Alternatively, an Undergraduate student seeking a degree in Art History or History with at least 1 year of museum experience.

To Apply:  Send cover letter and resume to by June 15, 2018.  Anticipated start date of June 25, 2018.

VRA 2018 Session Slides

Still thinking about those outstanding sessions you saw in Philadelphia or wishing you could have been able to attend?

Over 25 presentations from the VRA 2018 annual conference are now available on SlideShare:


With many thanks to Jacob Esselstrom, Vice President for Conference Program, for coordinating the collection of presentation files.

JSTOR Forum Conversations

JSTOR Forum has created a new webinar series, Forum Conversations, spotlighting users whose projects exhibit best practice, involve an innovative application of the software, and deliver inspiring content.

In the sessions, Forum will sit down withxj-forum-logo316x82.png.pagespeed.ic.0E00tP8REf
 project managers and key staff to discuss all aspects of their Forum projects, such as:
  • The collections themselves
  • Project design & configuration
  • The story of how projects got started
  • Lessons learned
  • Impact of making the content available
  • Advice for others undertaking similar projects
  • Plans for the future
Forum’s hope is that spotlighting users and their projects will spark conversations and inspire new projects! The webinars will be live sessions with an open Q&A portion at the end, so bring your questions! Recordings will be available after the sessions when possible.

Upcoming session:

Conversation with Amy McKenna, Visual Resources Curator in the Williams College Art Department

Friday, May 4th, 3PM Eastern (2PM Central / 1PM Mountain / 12PM Pacific)
Register for the session!