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Conference: Theorizing the Web

The second annual Theorizing the Web conference seeks to assemble a multi-disciplinary group of scholars interested in exploring how the Web both influences and is influenced by the social.

Technology has always been social and society has always been technological. This fact has become increasingly difficult to ignore following the recent explosion of collaborative and user-generated content—what is now generally referred to as “social media” or “Web 2.0.” The social Web has the potential to change and/or reinforce some of our most fundamental social relationships, including those with others, our selves, our bodies and our experience with reality itself.

CFP: Call for Papers, Presentations, Posters, Workshops for ETD 2012

ETD 2012 – Call for Papers, Presentations, Posters, Workshops.

15th International Symposium on Electronic Theses and
Lima, Peru, September 12, 13 and 14

First Announcement

Call for Papers, Presentations, Posters and Workshops

On behalf of The Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations
(NDLTD), the Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos (UNMSM) and the
Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas (UPC), have the pleasure of
announcing the 15th International Symposium on Electronic Theses and
Dissertations (ETD 2012), that will be held for the first time in an Ibero
American country. This Conference will be host in Lima, Peru at The Delfines
Hotel from September, 12nd to 14th, 2012.

The theme of ETD 2012 is: “Integrating cultures for the creation and sharing
of knowledge – providing opportunities for the future”.  Our goal is to
explore and share opportunities between representatives from Ibero American
and other countries around the world, in order to exchange experiences and
knowledge on projects related to the topics considered on ETD 2012 program.

Funding Opportunity: JISC Digitisation Programme

JISC Digitisation Programme » New JISC funding opportunties.

JISC has issued 5 Invitations to Tender for Digital Infrastructure Reports.

Bidders must have knowledge of the topic area and must be experienced in producing high quality reports. These are open Invitations to Tender and anyone may bid.

5 Invitations to Tender for Reports on:

Advantages of APIs
• Embedded Licences: What, Why and How
• Activity Data: Analytics and Metrics
• The Open Landscape
• Access to citation data: a cost-benefit and risk review and forward look

For more information please see:

Closing date for bids is 9th March 2012.

Resource: Four Exciting New Viewshare Features

You Asked For It: Four Exciting New Viewshare Features « The Signal: Digital Preservation.

Last week we quietly launched several significant improvements to Viewshare, our free and open platform for cultural heritage organizations to create interfaces to digital collections. There are a ton of major and small additions to the software, but I wanted to take a moment to talk through four of them which we think make the platform significantly more useful. To illustrate these I will describe them in the context of this small collection of digitized postcards from Fairfax County, VA.

If you haven’t already, here is how you can request a Viewshare account here:


Job: Programme Manager Digitisation (JISC)

JISC Digitisation Programme » JISC vacancy: Programme Manager Digitisation.

JISC is advertising for a post of Programme Manager – e-Content: Digitisation.

The post holder will be responsible for managing a range of different types of e-content projects taking place in universities and other organisations that are either digitising content or developing existing digital collections to make them more accessible, relevant and discoverable on the web.


Report: “Users, Narcissism and Control—Tracking the Impact of Scholarly Publications in the 21st Century”

The SURFfoundation has released Users, Narcissism and Control—Tracking the Impact of Scholarly Publications in the 21st Century.

Here’s an excerpt:

This report explores the explosion of tracking tools that have accompanied the surge of web based information instruments. Is it possible to monitor ‘real-time’ how new research findings are being read, cited, used and transformed in practical results and applications? And what are the potential risks and disadvantages of the new tracking tools? This report aims to contribute to a better understanding of these developments by providing a detailed assessment of the currently available novel tools and methodologies. A total of 16 quite different tools are assessed.