The theme for Access 2013 is In Context :

As this will be the 20th conference, wečd like to reflect on the way that
Access has grown and developed along with our libraries over the past two
decades. What have we learned on this long strange trip? What were our
triumphs? How have our failures made us wiser? Where will we go next?

Wečre looking for proposals that consider:
* our present context, and the challenges facing our user communities in
digital preservation, in data archiving, in alternative publishing models,
and in large scale search and discovery and more.
* the future context. How can we engage with trends like big data, linked
data, open access, and interoperable cloud-based services? How can we build
agile organizations that can respond quickly to emerging needs?
* the community context, the potential for new partnerships in digital
humanities, in evidence-based practice, in web metadata, in maker/hacker
spaces, in online cultural spaces. How can we reach out into non-traditional
* our administrative context: the rise of interdisciplinarity and
internationalization within our universities; new vendor business models;
legislative reform around copyright, privacy, and access to information. How
can we help to shape our context? How shall we advocate?

This year we want to take advantage of the flexibility of single track
conference planning by letting you propose your preferred session length and
format. Let us know if you want to do a traditional session, a quick demo,
audience participation, storytelling, Pecha Kucha, lightening talks, a panel
of experts or something completely different. Be creative. Wečll accept
proposals in any format. You choose a length from 5 minutes to 45 minutes.
Sessions over 15 minutes will be selected via peer-review.

Please submit proposals to [log in to unmask] by May 15, 2013.

K r i s t a G o d f r e y          

Web Services Librarian
Queen Elizabeth II Library
Memorial University of Newfoundland
St. John's, NL
A1B 3Y1


"He's like Super Librarian, y'know?
Everyone forgets, Willow, that knowledge is the ultimate weapon."
-  Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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