CALL FOR PARTICIPATION Biennial International Conference


Zadar, Croatia, 13-17 June 2016, University of Zadar, Zadar, Croatia

Full CFP can be found here:   Email:

Libraries in the Digital Age (LIDA) addresses the changing and challenging environment
for libraries and information systems and services in the
digital world. This year’s theme Digital Library Curation and
; is divided into two parts. The first part covers
research and development, and the second part addresses advances in
applications and practice. LIDA is an international biennial conference
that brings together researchers, educators, practitioners, and developers
from all over the world in a forum for personal exchanges, discussions,
and learning, made easier by being held in memorable environs.

The LIDA conference is held at the University of Zadar (Croatia) and the
conference’s Guest of Honour is Professor Tefko Saracevic, Distinguished
Professor Emeritus, Rutgers University, USA.

Part I: Digital Curation and Preservation.
Contributions (types described below) are invited covering the following
and related topics:
Advances in activities or technologies needed for digital curation and
digital preservation
Developments in systems and networks supporting long-term preservation and
Standards-based advances in digital curation and preservation
Cost models and long-term funding considerations
Risk management in digital curation
Preservation of and access to oral and other non-text content
Evaluation of systems, practices, or approaches used in digital curation
Stakeholders (contributors, users, etc.) and the use and users of
preserved digital content
Implementation of digital initiatives, systems, projects, etc., supporting
long-term access to digital content, including international and
intercultural initiatives
Education and training for the long-term management of digital collections
Discussion about general issues: How are we to understand digital curation
in its own right? How are we to respond in digital libraries? What are the
opportunities and challenges?

Part II: Use Studies, Education & Training for Digital Library Collections
Contributions (types described below) are invited covering the following
and related topics:
Usage studies based on digital sources, including log file analysis,
social media, and bibliometric / infometric source analysis
Language sensitive and culturally sensitive user studies that include
online testing, videoconference-based interviews and/or focus
groups  Statistical and/or qualitative analyses of digital collections
Training and curriculum plans to teach text mining, semantic web, triple
store databases, and tools using machine intelligence
Research integrity discovery and evaluation tools and training
Forms of training and education that help people engage actively with the
latest developments in information science
Discussion about general issues: How can we better understand users and
uses of digital collections? How do we educate and teach for digital

Types of Contributions:
Invited are the following types of contributions:
1. Papers: scholarly studies and reports on practices and advances that
will be presented at the conference. Both completed research and early
work/preliminary results are invited. Papers will be refereed in a
double-blind process. Submit 1,500 word abstract, plus references.
2. Posters: short graphic presentations on research, studies, advances,
examples, practices, preliminary work and educational projects that will
be presented in a special poster session. Posters will undergo a
double-blind review. Awards will be given for Best Poster and Best Student
Poster. Submit 750 word abstract, plus references.
3. Panels: up to 90 minute sessions that will be interactive and offer
different perspectives and approaches to a specific topic. Organizers
propose the format and invite up to five panelists (including the
moderator). Submit 750 word abstract, plus references.
4. Demonstrations: live examples of working projects, services,
interfaces, commercial products, or developments-in-progress that will be
presented during the conference in specialized facilities or presented in
special demonstration sessions. Submit 750 word description.
5. Workshops: two to four-hour sessions that will be tutorial and
educational in nature, and are intended to foster interactive discussions
for attendees who share common interest. Submit 750 word description, plus
6. PhD Forum: short presentations by doctoral students, particularly as
related to their dissertation, in a session organized  by the European
Chapter of the American Society for Information Science and Technology
( The PhD Forum provides doctoral
students the opportunity to present their work to senior faculty in
relatively informal setting and to receive feedback on their dissertation
by a panel of international educators. Submit 750 word description.
7. Undergraduate/Graduate Student Showcase: short presentations by
undergraduate and graduate student, related to   their research, practical
projects, etc. The showcase will provide students with opportunity to get
feedback on their work in informal setting and advice on how to develop
their work further and get published. Submit 750 word description, plus

Important dates:
Extended abstract submission deadline: 1 February 2016
Notification of acceptance: 15 March 2016
Deadline for submitting full-text manuscripts: 1 June 2016
Notification of acceptance for full-text manuscripts: 1 September 2016
Deadline for submitting final versions of full-text manuscripts: 1 October
Publication of conference papers in Libellarium: December 2016

All proposals should follow formal LIDA guidelines available at LIDA 2016
website ( All work should be in
English, original and not previously published. Submission of
proposals/extended abstracts should be made using the EasyChair submission
system (

Following the double blind review process all accepted submissions will be
published in the scholarly journal Libellarium: Journal for the research
of writing, books and cultural heritage institutions. Libellarium is
indexed by EBSCO and Erich II and has applied for inclusion into Scopus.

Conference contact information
Conference co-directors:
Martina Dragija Ivanović, Ph.D., Department of Library and Information
Science University of Zadar, Croatia,
Sanjica Faletar Tanackovic, Ph.D., Department of Information Sciences
University of Osijek, Croatia,
Ross J. Todd, Ph.D., School of Communication and Information Rutgers
University, USA,
Marie L. Radford, Ph.D., School of Communication and Information Rutgers
University, USA,
Program chairs:
For Part I: Heather Lea Moulaison, Ph.D, The iSchool at the University of
Missouri University of Missouri, USA,
For Part II: Michael Seadle, Ph.D., Institute of Library and Information
Science Humboldt-Universitaet zu Berlin, Germany,

Zadar is one of the enchanting cities on the Adriatic coast, rich in
history. It still preserves a very old network of narrow and charming city
streets, as well as a Roman forum dating back to the first century AD. In
addition, Zadar region encompasses many natural beauties covering two
national parks nearby: Kornati Islands National Park and National Park


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