[Irtalk] Second Call for Papers & Posters - ETD 2012 - 15th International Symposium on Electronic Theses and Disertations. Lima, Peru

Elsabe Olivier Elsabe.Olivier at up.ac.za
Tue May 15 12:10:42 SAST 2012

Second Call for Papers & Posters

The ETD 2012 Organizing Committee invites you to submit a proposal for a paper or poster presentation at ETD 2012: "Integrating cultures for the creation and exchange of knowledge - providing opportunities for the future".

Proposals will be accepted until May 31, 2012.

TopicsDigital preservation
Copyright / Intellectual property
Institutional Repositories
ETD policies and programs
Information Technology in ETD and institutional repositories 
Digital libraries and IT
National and international collaboration
ETD Multimedia
Interoperability and Union Catalog
Internet and Information access 
Data Curation

Abstract Proposal Requirements

If you are interested in giving a paper and power point presentation, or contributing a poster, please read the following information:

Structured abstracts should be 200 - 300 words in length in a standard word processing format using a research abstract style that includes:
Format: paper or poster 
Title: paper or poster 
Authors: including institutional or corporate identity (affiliation) 
Length of presentation: 20 minutes 
Objective: the purpose of the project or development activity being described 
Methods: the way in which the project or development activity was undertaken 
Results: the key results of the project or development activity (successes and / or lessons learned) 
Conclusions: future plans, recommendations, etc. 

Papers, presentations and posters will be selected on the basis of the following criteria:

Relevance to the conference themes
Significance of the content
The extent to which the project/development activity is up to date/original 
The extent to which the project/development activity could be transferable to other situations 

Dates and Procedures

Authors will be able to use the online portal to view abstract approval status and to upload revised versions of the abstract. Completed, final versions of abstracts for papers are due by Thursday, May 31, 2012. Notification of paper/poster acceptances will be announced to authors on June 30, 2012. Final versions of research papers for conference proceedings must be deposited in the ETD2012 paper repository by July 30, 2012.
Each of the parallel sessions of the conference: National and International Open Access, Digital Preservation, Copyright intellectual property, ETD policies and programs, Technological Development in ETD and Institutional Repository, Digital Libraries and Information Technologies, National and International Collaborations, Data Curation, Interoperability and Union Collections) will contain a number of two-hour slots. In order to allow as broad a range of presentations as possible, individual speakers should aim to talk for 20 minutes (including questions). Multifaceted presentations involving a number of speakers may be submitted in the form of a forty minutes session.
Print poster presenters must also deposit a PDF version of the final poster or e-presentation by July 30, 2012 or bring the poster with them to the conference. Electronic poster presenters may submit a multimedia version of their "poster", approximately two minutes in length, with narrative.

Proposal Submission

You must submit your abstract proposal by email to :etd2012 at gmail.com.Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

Submission Information for Papers

The template for abstract may be downloaded here ETD 2012 Template for Papers (doc) 
ETD2012 Committee Organizers

Elsabe Olivier 
Manager: Open Scholarship
NDLTD Board Member
Department Library Services
Office 4.16.1
University of Pretoria
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South Africa

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