2016-2017 SIG-DL Officers

Welcome to the 2016-2017 SIG-DL executive team!

Chair: Alyson Gamble
Chair-elect: Nushrat Khan
Treasurer: Danielle Pollock
Secretary: Anna Maria Tammaro
Communications Officer: Virginia Dressler
Membership Officer: Lyne Da Sylva
Webmaster: Anna J Dabrowski
Past Chair: Eka Grguric

You can find their bios on the Officers page.

2016 SIG-DL Election

Hello SIGDL

Please take a moment to vote in the election for the SIGDL officers for 2016-2017. The voting will run from November 16th to November 23rd.
 
The link to vote is here: https://goo.gl/forms/09qUIJ0bLT0uvJA22
 
According to our statues, elections must be held even for positions where there is only one candidate. Additional information and bios can be found here: http://bit.ly/2fJFsd7
 
Thank you in advance for taking the time to vote!
SIG-DL Exec team

Call for Nominations

A second call to all ASIS&T Digital Libraries Special Interest Group (SIG-DL) members.

SIG-DL is seeking nominations for the below 2016-2017 positions by Friday, November 4, 2016.

  • Chair-elect
  • Secretary /Treasurer
  • Communications Officer
  • Membership Officer
  • Webmaster

Additional details about the roles and responsibilities of each position can be viewed at: http://www.asis.org/wiki/chapters-sigs/index.php/SIG-DL_Officer_Positions

Current SIG-DL members in good standing are eligible to nominate, vote for, or serve office. Current officers are eligible to run for re-election in their current positions or in any other open positions.

Send nominations / self-nominations to Ekatarina Grguric (egrguric@gmail.com) by Friday, November 4, 2016. Nominations must include the following information:

  1. Full contact information of candidate (Name, Professional Title, Organization, email)
  2. Photograph
  3. Short biographical statement
  4. Brief description of the candidate’s qualifications for the position.

Elected officers will be expected to actively participate in phone calls and virtual meetings throughout the upcoming 2016-2017 year.

Details on the electronic voting procedure will be distributed along with the election materials once the nomination period expires.

SIGDL Elections Approaching: Call for Nominations!

Calling all ASIS&T Digital Libraries Special Interest Group (SIG-DL) members:

SIG-DL is seeking nominations for the below 2016-2017 positions by Friday, October 14, 2016.

  • Chair-elect
  • Secretary /Treasurer
  • Communications Officer
  • Membership Officer
  • Webmaster

Additional details about the roles and responsibilities of each position
can be viewed here.

Current SIG-DL members in good standing are eligible to nominate, vote for, or serve office. Current officers are eligible to run for re-election in their current positions or in any other open positions.

Send nominations / self-nominations to Ekatarina Grguric by Friday, October 14, 2016. Nominations must include the following information:

  1. Full contact information of candidate (Name, Professional Title,
    Organization, email)
  2. Photograph
  3. Short biographical statement
  4. Brief description of the candidate?s qualifications for the position.

Elected officers will be expected to actively participate in phone calls
and virtual meetings throughout the upcoming 2016-2017 year.

SIG-DL conducts elections before the annual meeting to comply with our
bylaws and to ensure a productive planning meeting in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Details on the electronic voting procedure will be distributed along with
the election materials once the nomination period expires.

We look forward to hearing from you and appreciate your willingness to be
an active member in SIGDL.

Digital Liaisons 2016

downloadWhat: A virtual discussion about what Digital Librarianship looks like in the wild and how Digital Libraries contribute to communities

Where: On Twitter using the hashtags #SIGDLChats (plus you should follow us @SIGDL!)

When: October, 13th, 2016 from 18:00-20:00 GMT (2-4pm EST, 11am-1pm PST)

(*Note that the timing is intended to accommodate international participants, with a focus on Europe as the ASIS&T Annual meeting will be taking place in Copenhagen, Denmark from October 14th-18th.)

You are invited to participate in a Twitter chat hosted by the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) Special Interest Group for Digital Libraries (SIG DL)!

The Digital Liaisons Twitter Chat will be thematically structured around what Digital Librarianship looks like in practice and how Digital Libraries contribute to the communities they serve.

Participants will be invited to ask questions and join in the discussion via Twitter.

This chat is designed as a mentoring opportunity for students and early-career information professionals to connect with mentors in the Digital Library community. You are invited to be a mentor or mentee and join in the conversation! No prior commitment is necessary- just tune in during the time frame listed below.

 You don’t have to do anything to sign up beforehand!

 You DO need to have a Twitter handle! (Only if you want to read participate, you can read other people’s conversations without one)

 You don’t have to be a member of ASIS&T or SIG-DL to participate in the Twitter chat! (You do need to be a member to participate in our follow-up panel (Digital Liaisons Virtual Uncommons: Creating Knowledge, Enhancing Lives via Digital Libraries) at the ASIS&T Annual Meeting.)

Participants will be invited to ask questions and join in discussion via Twitter as well as connect with mentors individually afterwards. In order to connect with a mentor please sign up next to their name in this spreadsheet.

Each mentor will have a maximum of three mentees.

Student Engagement Awards deadline extended

ASIS&T SIG-DL Seeking Nominations for Student Engagement Awards

Deadline extended!
Application due date: September 2, 2016
Awards notification date: September 9, 2016

Release date: August 9, 2016
Original Release date: February 22, 2016

Two Student Engagement Awards, offered by Special Interest Group-Digital Libraries (SIG-DL), have been established to assist students in becoming active contributors within the ASIS&T community through involvement in SIG-DL. Both awards will be granted through a single submission cycle.

The Awards
The SIG-DL Student Engagement Awards are intended to encourage professional activity in ASIS&T by students who are interested in digital libraries and related initiatives. The First Award is a modest monetary sum to assist with deferring travel costs to the ASIS&T Annual Meeting; the Second Award is a student-level membership to ASIS&T. The awards will be issued to the winning students prior to the ASIS& T Annual Meeting. Award certificates will be presented in a ceremony during the SIG-DL Business Meeting at the ASIS&T Annual Meeting.

Eligibility & Selection
Only graduate students currently enrolled in information science or library and information science programs are eligible to be nominated. Current and former SIG-DL Executive Committee members are not eligible for the awards. Applicants will be evaluated based on demonstrated interest in actively contributing to the mission and goals of ASIS&T.

Financial need will be considered as part of the applicant’s eligibility for the awards. Selection will be based on an evaluation of the applicant’s essay, biography, and resume. The awards will be granted to the first and to the second most relevant applications. A panel of three SIG-DL Executive Committee members will select the award recipients. Depending on the quality and diversity of the nominations, the awards may not be granted every year. In that instance, the prize money shall be reserved until the following year.

Important Dates (Extended Deadlines!)
Application due date: September 2, 2016
Awards notification date: September 9, 2016

Nomination Procedure
To submit a nomination, e-mail SIG-DL (asist.sigdl@gmail.com) with the nomination materials. Self-nominations are accepted. Nominations will not be considered until all materials have been received. Nominations will be comprised of the following elements:

  1. The nominee’s name, title, institution, phone, and email address.
  2. An essay (250-500 words) outlining activities and demonstrated interests which illustrate the outstanding potential for the nominee to contribute to ASIS&T in general and SIG-DL in particular.
  3. A brief biography of the nominee.
  4. A current resume of the nominee.
  5. Letters of support of the nominee are optional, but accepted.

SIG DL Webinar – Archaeological Digital Data Management

Archaeological Digital Data Management Webinar
Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at 1:00 PM EDT

Archaeology relies heavily on digital data: photographs taken in the field, GIS information, analytical and descriptive data sets, project reports, etc. Without a well thought-out approach to data management, important information will be overlooked or lost because it is forgotten, misplaced or damaged. Good digital data management requires attention to the means of data storage, aspects of archiving data, how data are to be preserved, and the curation of data so that is discoverable, accessible and usable. This online seminar will explore the practical aspects of good data management: how to organize materials during the life of a project, tools and methods that they can integrate into their existing projects and workflows to ensure data is prepared preservation and accessibility once a project is complete.

The seminar will:
(1) introduce participants to the Center for Digital Antiquity and tDAR (the Digital Archaeological Record), its repository of digital archaeological data and information;
(2) identify good digital data management practice as it relates to the topics of data storage, data archiving, long-term preservation, and the access and reuse of archaeological data; and
(3) describe best practice for the organization of digital archaeological materials during the life of a project and prepare them for curation and preservation.

Webinar sponsored by SIG DL.

Pricing and Registration

Free for ASIS&T Members, Non-Members: $5

To register, follow this link: https://www.asist.org/events/webinars/archaeological-digital-data-management/

Presenters

1
Francis P. McManamon

Francis P. McManamon is the Executive Director of Digital Antiquity.  Issues and topics related to the management of archaeological data and information is one of his professional focuses. Digital Antiquity develops and maintains tDAR (the Digital Archaeological Record), an international repository for data and documents related to archaeology and archaeological investigations.

 

 

2Leigh Anne Ellison
Leigh Anne Ellison is Coordinator for Marketing, Sales, and Projects, Center for Digital Antiquity. She has served as a Digital Curator at Digital Antiquity. Digital Antiquity develops and maintains tDAR (the Digital Archaeological Record), an international repository for data and documents related to archaeology and archaeological investigations. Leigh Anne has a M. A. in Anthropology (Archaeology) from Northern Arizona University.

 

ASIS&T SIG-DL Seeking Nominations for Student Engagement Awards

Release date: February 22, 2016

Two Student Engagement Awards, offered by Special Interest Group-Digital Libraries (SIG-DL), have been established to assist students in becoming active contributors within the ASIS&T community through involvement in SIG-DL.  Both awards will be granted through a single submission cycle.

The Awards

The SIG-DL Student Engagement Awards are intended to encourage professional activity in ASIS&T by students who are interested in digital libraries and related initiatives. The First Award is a modest monetary sum to assist with deferring travel costs to the ASIS&T Annual Meeting; the Second Award is a student-level membership to ASIS&T. The awards will be issued to the winning students prior to the ASIS& T Annual Meeting. Award certificates will be presented in a ceremony during the SIG-DL Business Meeting at the ASIS&T Annual Meeting.

Eligibility & Selection

Only graduate students currently enrolled in information science or library and information science programs are eligible to be nominated. Current and former SIG-DL Executive Committee members are not eligible for the awards. Applicants will be evaluated based on demonstrated interest in actively contributing to the mission and goals of ASIS&T. Financial need will be considered as part of the applicant’s eligibility for the awards.

Selection will be based on an evaluation of the applicant’s essay, biography, and resume. The awards will be granted to the first and to the second most relevant applications.  A panel of three SIG-DL Executive Committee members will select the award recipients. Depending on the quality and diversity of the nominations, the awards may not be granted every year. In that instance, the prize money shall be reserved until the following year.

Important Dates

Application due date: April 30, 2016

Awards notification date: May 23, 2016

Nomination Procedure

To submit a nomination, e-mail SIG-DL (asist.sigdl@gmail.com) with the nomination materials. Self-nominations are accepted. Nominations will not be considered until all materials have been received.  Nominations will be comprised of the following elements:

  1. The nominee’s name, title, institution, phone, and email address.
  2. An essay (250-500 words) outlining activities and demonstrated interests which illustrate the outstanding potential for the nominee to contribute to ASIS&T in general and SIG-DL in particular.
  3. A brief biography of the nominee.
  4. A current resume of the nominee.

Letters of support of the nominee are optional, but accepted.

A Hub of Activity – SIG DL Webinar Feb. 26th, 11:00am

We’re happy to announce the newest webinar sponsored by SIG DL.

A Hub of Activity: Clemson University’s Involvement in the Digital Public Library of America and the Open Parks Network

Friday, February 26th, 2016, 11:00am – 12:00noon

Clemson University Libraries has emerged as a recognized leader in the development of exceptional digital libraries and services, evidenced in its involvement with two national initiatives: the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) and the Open Parks Network. In collaboration with its partners in the South Carolina Digital Library, Clemson supports the South Carolina Service Hub of the DPLA—one of the founding Service Hubs—and works to bring new digital content from South Carolina organizations online and more widely available to a national audience. In that same spirit of collaboration and shared resources, Clemson University established a unique relationship with the U.S. National Park Service on a large-scale project known as the Open Parks Network, which IMLS sponsored in 2010 with a National Leadership Grant.

The collections digitized for the Open Parks Network now comprise over 350,000 unique items and 1.5 million pages of gray literature, representing national parks, historic sites, battlefields, and other protected areas from all areas of the country. Christopher Vinson, Head of Library Technology at Clemson University Libraries, will discuss both of these exciting initiatives from his perspective as Manager of the South Carolina DPLA Service Hub and Project Director for the Open Parks Network.

Presenter

Christopher VinsonChristopher Vinson
Christopher Vinson joined Clemson University Libraries in 2011 as the Digital Projects Librarian. In 2012, he was appointed the Head of Library Technology—his current position that he finds to be both challenging and rewarding. Christopher develops and implements policies and service models to provide support to the Libraries and University in the areas of digital scholarship, web and application programming, technology management, and enterprise systems administration. Christopher also served as the principal investigator on a number of national grants in support of programs such as the Digital Public Library of America Service Hub in South Carolina and the Open Parks Network. Christopher graduated from Winthrop University with a BA in English in 2006, and earned his MLIS from the University of South Carolina in 2008. Christopher loves his work and tries to translate his passion for libraries and technology into effective, positive change for himself and his colleagues.

Pricing and Registration

ASIS&T Members: Free! Please login to register.
Non-Members: $5 
Not a member? Join ASIS&T now and register for free!

After paying for the webinar, you will receive a confirmation email containing a link to register at GoToWebinar. You must register at GoToWebinar. After the webinar broadcast, you will have unlimited access to the presentation.

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Call for Submissions – SIG DL First Quarter Newsletter – Deadline: March 7th

ASIS&T SIG DL Welcomes submissions for our Winter Newsletter!

SIG DL is now accepting pieces for our Winter Newsletter. Those interested in contributing should email SIG DL Newsletter Editor Zachary Frazier at sigdlnews@gmail.com with contributions before 5:00pm PST, March 7th, 2016. We are soliciting proposals in the following categories:

News: Let us know what happened to you last quarter (October, November, December): This includes accomplishments (Did you post a new collection? Win an award?), grants received, new positions (have an opening? Let us know so we can help you find the best person!), new hires (just fill an opening? Let the community know), & new events (holding a conference workshop or training this spring?).

Dispatches, short works, or case studies: Tell the community about the research that you are doing, share insights from your latest project or feature roll outs, or submit a short paper based on your on-going research.

Fiction, Poetry, and Miscellany: Do you work in a digital library? Do you have a poem about finding something online? Are you a scholar who writes short fiction about the organization of content? Send submit your quirky content.

Pictorials: Works in which the visual components (e.g. diagrams, sketches, screenshots, story boards, and renderings,) are accompanied by text meant to illuminate the component, as opposed to work in which visuals serve to illustrate concepts in the text. Do you have a particularly great interface for your DL or technology? Show it off, and submit a pictorial.*

Please send submission with the subject line “SIGDL NEWSLETTER: <category><Your submission title>”.

Additionally we ask that submissions are in a commonly available format (IE, .DOCX, .PDF, JPEG, etc.).

*Pictorals may be cropped or resized for publication.