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DEADLINE PASSED: ARLIS/NA 42nd Annual Conference: Call for Emerging Technology Forum Presenters

By sgodbey on February 10, 2014 11:24 AM | Permalink

ARLIS/NA 42nd Annual Conference: Call for Emerging Technology Forum Presenters

The Conference Program Committee, the Professional Development Committee, and the Art Library Students & New ARLIS Professionals Section (ArLiSNAP) are pleased to announce that the Emerging Technology Forum will be featured again in Washington. The session will be held on Saturday, May 3, from 2:30 until 4:30 pm at the Grand Hyatt.

The Emerging Technology Forum will feature presenters sharing their knowledge of cutting-edge technologies through hands-on demonstrations at technology stations and brief presentations. PLEASE NOTE: The Forum will be held concurrently with the exhibits and the poster sessions.

Have you harnessed a technology tool to make your job more efficient, your teaching more effective, or your collections more accessible? Consider sharing your expertise and experience with your fellow conference attendees.

Submission deadline: Friday, February 21, 2014

Requirements for Participation:
Presenters will be required to prepare a hands-on component to demonstrate tableside at a technology station for the duration of the 2-hour session, prepare and give a brief five-minute presentation to a larger group during the 2-hour session, and provide handouts about the technology.

Presenters will be asked to provide their own hardware (laptops/tablets, etc.) for their demonstration station. WiFi will be provided.

Possible Topics:

·         Blogging (example: Tumblr)                                                                                                              

·         Citation Management (example: Zotero)

·         Concept Mapping (examples: Compendium, FreeMind)

·         Crowdsourcing

·         Content Management Systems (examples: Omeka, Drupal)

·         GIS Mapping

·         Photo Sharing

·         Social Media (example: Pinterest)

Demonstrations of free or open-source technologies are preferred.


Examples of presentations featured in the inaugural forum held in Pasadena in 2013:

·         Building Interfaces to Digital Collections with Viewshare - Jefferson Bailey

·         Pinterest As More Than a Collection of Images - Shannon Lane

·         Crowdsourcing Projects, from Start to Finish - Mary-Michelle Moore & Fallon Bleich

·         If This Then That: Taming the Web Using IFTTT - Caitlin Pereira 

·         Getting from Chaos to Strategy: Process Delineation in the Digital Age - John Trendler

·         Expanding Zotero's Image Universe: Building Translators to Harvest our Digital Collections - Alexander Watkins