Track Policies

Presentations

Abstracts for twenty-five minute presentations should be no more than 500 words and may focus on practical work, theoretical or speculative issues, or on-going or completed research. Accepted presentations will be organized into thematic sessions or may be combined into joint/collaborative sessions.

Complete proposals may be submitted until the deadline and must include the following information: 

  • Title
  • Abstract (a description of the presentation in less than 500 words)
  • Speaker information (for each speaker)
    • Name
    • Title
    • Institution
    • Brief bio (less than 100 words)
    • Email address for each speaker
 

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24x7 Presentations

We welcome proposals of less than 500 words for 7-minute presentations comprising no more than 24 slides. Similar to Pecha Kuchas or Lightning Talks, these 24x7 presentations will be grouped into blocks based on conference themes, with each block followed by a moderated discussion / question and answer session involving the audience and whole block of presenters. This forum will provide conference goers with a fast-paced survey of like work across many institutions, and presenters the chance to disseminate their work in more depth and context than a traditional poster.

Complete proposals may be submitted until the deadline and must include the following information: 
  • Title
  • Abstract (a description of the presentation in less than 500 words)
  • Speaker information (for each speaker)
    • Name
    • Title
    • Institution
    • Brief bio (less than 100 words)
    • Email address for each speaker
 

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Panels

Abstracts for 60-minute or 80-minute panel sessions should address a single topic from multiple perspectives. We encourage panelists that represent a range of professional backgrounds and experiences. 

Submissions for panel sessions must include the following details:

  • Title
  • Abstract (a description of the panel topic(s) in less than 500 words)
  • Panelists' information (for each speaker/moderator)
    • Name
    • Title
    • Institution
    • Brief bio (less than 100 words)
    • Email address for each speaker
 

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Posters

Posters will be featured at the conference reception and through a “Minute Madness” session, during which presenters will give a 60-second summary of each poster.

Easels will be available at the conference site, and foam board will be made available upon request. TCDL will be unable to provide power for multimedia displays. Additional details about poster requirements will be provided following acceptance.

In your poster proposal, please submit an abstract of 500 words or less detailing the main theme(s) of your poster, as well as the following required information:

  • Title
  • Abstract (a description of the poster topic in less than 500 words)
  • Speaker information (for each speaker)
    • Name
    • Title
    • Institution
    • Brief bio (less than 100 words)
    • Email address for each speaker
 

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Workshops, Tutorials, and Birds-of-a-Feather Sessions

These events provide venues for in-depth instruction in important areas of digital library practice (workshops), demonstrations of new or useful tools and technologies (tutorials), and gatherings of interested attendees to engage in discussion about a particular topic (birds-of-a-feather sessions). Events in this category can range from 1 to 4 hours. 

Complete proposals may be submitted until the deadline and must include the following information:

  • Title
  • Abstract (a description of the presentation in less than 500 words)
  • Speaker information (for each speaker)
    • Name
    • Title
    • Institution
    • Brief bio (less than 100 words)
    • Email address for each speaker
Please submit an abstract of no more than 500 words that outlines the purpose and content of your workshop, tutorial, or birds of a feather session. Also provide as much information as possible regarding your needs (including audio-visual needs) for the session. 

Submissions for workshops, tutorials, and "birds of a feather" sessions will be judged on the merits of the proposals and the space and time available at the conference.

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