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[InetBib] Call for Participation: New Shape of Sharing: Networks, Expertise, Information May 11-14, 2020, Fiesole, Italy

Call for Participation:

New Shape of Sharing: Networks, Expertise, Information
May 11-14, 2020   ~   Fiesole, Italy

Librarians in North America have long-standing relationships with Western
European libraries and materials vendors to support research in the
humanities and to maintain non-English collections. In today’s research and
budgetary environments there are increasing pressures on the traditional
humanities, while developments in technology and large-scale initiatives
offer new opportunities for libraries, publishers, and content suppliers to
collaborate. Despite the importance of addressing these changes, there are
few opportunities for librarians and vendors to have meaningful and deep

Continuing conversations begun at the New Directions Symposium held in
Frankfurt in October 2017, the overarching theme of this forum is The New
Shape of Sharing: Networks, Expertise, Information. Specifically, we will
focus on three areas: new models for collaborative collection development
and services, the challenges of the growing range of content and format
types, and the evolving role of libraries and librarians in the research
process. Casalini Libri will host the event, which is sponsored by the
Collaborative Initiative for French Language Collections (CIFNAL) and the
German-North American Resources Partnership (GNARP), both working projects
of the Center for Research Libraries (Chicago, USA).

Themes and opportunities:

Focusing on Western European collections and their importance to the
humanities and social sciences, we invite proposals for papers, posters,
and interactive breakout sessions that explore innovative collaboration
among libraries, publishers, and content suppliers and the evolving role of
libraries and librarians in the research process.

Topics of particular interest include:

·        Collecting and providing access across different formats
·        Effects of the sharing economy on libraries
·        Building collections in a shared environment
·        Sharing expertise in response to an abundance of information
·        Changing trends in the European publishing landscape, including
independent and small presses
·        Open access and its effects on scholarly communication
·        Continued relevance of onsite research for North American scholars
in European libraries and archives

For breakout sessions, we encourage proposals by participants interested in
leading a discussion on a specific topic or question relevant to the forum.

Please submit your proposal, of no more than 1,000 words, for a
presentation, poster, or breakout session (as a PDF) via the form at
https://goo.gl/forms/ffERntWJ6Y9rlsCt2. The deadline is September 30, 2019.

In order to keep contributions anonymous, please do not include your name
or the name of your institution in the proposal itself and avoid including
identifying information whenever possible.

At the conclusion of the workshop, there will be a call for contributions
to an edited ebook for those who wish to include their papers or posters.

Important dates:

·        September 30, 2019: Proposal submission deadline
·        December 2019: Notification of presenters and discussants
·        January 13, 2020: Registration opens (required of all attendees)
·        April 15, 2020: Deadline for submission of papers (text),
presentations (PPT), posters (PDF), and discussion session topics
·        April 15, 2020: Registration closes (or when full, whichever comes
·        May 11-14, 2020: New Shape of Sharing Forum

General information:

The full program and additional information will be posted on the website,
https://www.crl.edu/events/sharing2020, as more details become available.
Participants are responsible for their own lodging and travel; however,
suggestions and local information will be provided. The registration fee is

Forum organizers are planning other activities to take advantage of the
numerous library and archival institutions in the Florence area. Please
consult the forum website for forthcoming information about these
activities. Information about CRL’s global resources programs can be found
at www.crl.edu/collaborations/global-resources-programs.

Questions about the content of proposals should be directed to the Program
Committee chair Sarah Sussman (ssussman@xxxxxxxxxxxx).

Planning Team Chairs:

Program: Sarah Sussman, Stanford University
Fundraising: Katie Gibson, Miami University, Ohio
Local Arrangements: Joanneke Elliott, University of North Carolina, Chapel
Library Excursions: Yvonne Boyer and Ramona Romero, Vanderbilt University
Poster Session: Sarah G. Wenzel, University of Chicago
Publicity and Publications: Claude Potts, University of California, Berkeley

Institutional Partners and Advisors:

Judy Alspach, Area Studies Program Manager, Center for Research Libraries
Barbara Casalini, President, Casalini Libri
Sarah How, Chair, Collaborative Initiative for French Language Collections
Brian Vetruba, Chair, German-North American Resources Partnership (GNARP)


Sebastian Hierl
Drue Heinz Librarian, Arthur & Janet C. Ross Library
American Academy in Rome
Via Angelo Masina 5
00153 Rome

T: +39 06 5846 417
F: +39 06 5810 788

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