Call for proposals: Presentations ELAG 2018

ELAG 2018 Conference presentations June 5-7 2018, Prague, Czech Republic

Are your proud of the work you have been doing ? Do you think you know stuff you should share ? Do you have a great idea ? Are you able to teach your colleagues something ? Make yourself heard by doing a presentation at Elag 2018 !

The theme that was chosen for this year conference is ‘Blend/Deblend‘.  Nowadays we are used to data being dispersed in different locations, formats and environments. We reference data, linking and blending them to be useful to our users. We started re-using data by harvesting OAI repositories and we ended up copying everything as-is instead of blending data using standard web protocols. The vision is that merging distributed data using web services (microservices) will enable us to better blend and re-use data. Yet, we are still living in a world of monolithic data structures; we need to go forward and try to use standard web data-formats and reconsider library data description rules in light of this. On the other hand, we are faced with monolithic legacy systems which, though moving to the cloud, are pretty hard to ‘deconstruct’. Here we should ‘deblend’ as well. Our local IT infrastructure is also moving to a blended environment where web services and enterprise service buses are supposed to orchestrate a universal information environment. It is not an easy task to use the existing library systems in this kind of environment.

At ELAG 2018, we would like to focus on these thoughts and concepts and we would like to invite you all to join us with your thoughts and experiences.

Guidelines for conference presentations are available at: https://elag.org/2015/11/09/presentation-guidelines/

To propose a presentation, please complete the form below and send to: Peter van Boheemen (peter.vanboheemen@wur.nl), Chair of the ELAG 2018 Programme Committee

All proposals will be reviewed by the ELAG 2018 Programme Committee

The deadline for proposals is the February 26 2018.

The results of the review process will be sent by March 12 2018.

Format

Title:
Name of presenter(s):
About the presenter(s):
Intended audience:
Abstract:


Call for proposals: Workshops ELAG 2018

ELAG 2018 workshops June 5-7, 2018, Prague, Czech Republic

Would you like to lead a stimulating discussion with a group of library technologists?

Do you prefer encouraging audience participation rather giving a formal lecture?

Do you have a specific area of expertise that you would like to discuss with like-minded colleagues?

Then lead a workshop during ELAG 2018!

Workshops are a unique feature and an important part of the ELAG conference. They give participants an opportunity to acquire new skills, enhance their knowledge and get a more in-depth view of a specific topic.

The keyword for ELAG conferences is participation, so ELAG workshops strive to be interactive, hands-on and solution-based in order to draw from the experience and knowledge of participants and produce useful advances, solutions or recommendations for the library community.

A workshop leader will have a good grasp or some experience of the subject, but it is not necessary to be a top expert in the field (though in the past many renowned experts have run ELAG workshops). A good workshop leader will present a topic and then stimulate discussion and exchange of views and experiences rather than lecture.

Last years we had workshops on linked  data cataloging, research data management, wiki data, Fedora and more.

ELAG participants take part in 1 workshop per conference. There will usually be two time slots during the first two days of the conference. This way, people will spend about 4 hours in a workshop. On the third conference day, all workshops will present their results. Further guidelines for workshop leaders and participants are available at: https://elag.org/2014/10/15/workshop-guidelines/

To propose a workshop, please complete the form below and send it to:

Peter van Boheemen (peter.vanboheemen@wur.nl), Chair of the ELAG 2018 Programme Committee.

All proposals will be reviewed by the ELAG 2018 Programme Committee.

The deadline for proposals is February 26 2018.

The results of the review process will be sent by March 12 2018.

Format

Workshop Title:
Name(s):
Audience:
Maximum number of participants:
Short description (up to 250 words):
Workshop outcomes:


Call for proposals: Pre-Conference Bootcamps ELAG 2018

ELAG 2018 Conference bootcamps June 4, 2018, Prague, Czech Republic

Are you a library hacker who has found new ways to leverage library data to build 21st century services?

Are you a systems implementer boosting productivity by rapidly building innovative applications?

Do you think you’ve found a better way to create or deliver information for library users?

A programme of optional Bootcamps offer ELAG participants the opportunity to learn new skills or enhance their knowledge of specific topics related to library technology. These Bootcamps provide participants a way to learn from experts and veterans in a particular domain. Hands-on and fast-paced, these Bootcamps give a primer on the most up-to-date practices in library automation and provide insights into new, upcoming technologies. Bootcamp leaders have the opportunity to present their work, test their applications in new contexts and find collaboration partners.

Please share your expertise, show what you can do, and meet with other library enthusiasts.

Bootcamps have a duration of 1 day and will be held on the day before the Elag conference. Guidelines for Bootcamp leaders are available at: https://elag.org/2014/10/15/pre-conference-bootcamp-guidelines/

Last year’s event saw lively discussions and developments on topics such as Memento, JSON-LD, Fedora and FOLIO.

To propose a Bootcamp, please complete the form below and send to: Peter van Boheemen (peter.vanboheemen@wur.nl), Chair of the ELAG 2018 Programme Committee

All proposals will be reviewed by the ELAG 2018 Programme Committee

The deadline for proposals is  February 26th 2018.

The results of the review process will be sent out by March 12 2018.

Format

Pre-conference Bootcamp Title:
Name(s):
Expected time slot:
Audience:
Expertise:
Required:
Programming experience:
Short description: