2013-14 SIG-DL Officers Election Results

Dear ASIS&T and SIG-DL members,

We are pleased to announce the newly-elected slate of SIG-DL officers. Your officers for 2013-2014 are:

Chair-elect:  Kevin Comerford
Secretary/Treasurer: Elizabeth (Lizzy) Rolando
Communications Officer: Tina Jayroe
Membership Officer: Lyne Da Sylva
Webmaster: Dot Porter

To learn more about your SIG-DL officers, you can read their bios at http://www.asis.org/SIG/sigdl/candidates-for-2013-elections/
Congratulations to the new officers!

Marisa Ramirez
SIG-DL Chair, 2012-2013

Susan Parham Wells
SIG-DL Chair, 2011-2012

Call For Proposals: “Digital Liaisons: Engaging with Digital Curation Theory and Practice”

The Special Interest Group for Digital Libraries of the Association for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T) is seeking proposals for an Undergraduate, Master’s, and Recently Graduated Students (having graduated May 2011 or later) research program at the ASIS&T 2013 Annual Meeting in Montreal on November 3 – 6, 2013.

This session is intended to provide students with an opportunity to present their work during the main conference on areas of interest relevant to information and knowledge management. The session will also serve as a social meeting point to facilitate networking between students, faculty, and professionals. Note: students do not have to attend the conference in order to qualify. To accommodate students who cannot attend the conference, we are accepting pre-made video presentations and mailed-in posters. All abstracts, presentation media, and posters will be published on the SIG DL website after the conference.

Submission Deadline is September 16, 2013. Read the full CFP.

Congratulations to Christopher Eaker, the inaugural recipient of the Dr. Deborah Barreau Memorial Award!

The Digital Libraries Special Interest Group (SIGDL) of the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) is pleased to honor Christopher Eaker as the inaugural recipient of the Dr. Deborah Barreau Memorial Award.

With exceptional service, research and professional development activities, Christopher has made significant contributions to SIGDL. Specifically, Christopher has served in an editorial capacity for the Research Data Access and Preservation column for the Bulletin, the ASIST monthly newsletter, assisting with identifying columnists, vetting topics and reviewing copy.

Read the full press release.

Welcome

Welcome to the Special Interest Group in Digital Libraries (SIG-DL). Our group is one of the special interest groups of Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T).

SIG-DL provides a forum for discussion about research, development and use of digital libraries in corporate, academic and public contexts. It is concerned with all aspects of digital library design and implementation including, but not limited to: copyright issues, networked infrastructures, interoperability of distributed databases, database management, policies and standards in relation to the digitization of material, metadata, preservation, providing electronic access, authentication, software, hardware, peopleware, and project management. SIG-DL also works to facilitate increased international, interdisciplinary and inter-societal collaboration focusing on digital libraries and related issues.