Dear all: a gentle reminder of upcoming Forum deadlines (this coming Friday for papers; next Wednesday for fellowships): Call for Papers DEADLINE: Friday February 4th, 2005 [Decision by Friday February 18th, 2005] Forum Fellowships for Librarians New to the Profession DEADLINE: Wednesday February 9th, 2005 [Decision by Wednesday February 23rd, 2005] Registration and other details can be found at http://www.diglib.org/forums/spring2005/ Looking forward to seeing you in San Diego, David **************************************** CALL FOR PAPERS Members of DLF institutions are invited to submit proposals for papers and panel discussions dealing with any aspect of digital library development. Presentations are taken on all topics but suggested areas of particular interest include the following: *User communities - partnerships with users to build content and context *Production - challenges, workflow, scale, sustainability *Tools - creation, delivery, and scholarly use of digital library content *Harvesting data and metadata for new services Presentations Proposals for presentations should be brief (ca. 250 words) and supply a title and short abstract. Panels Proposals for panel discussions should include a title for the panel, a brief outline of the panel's purpose, the panelists' names and titles, short descriptions of their respective contributions, and a statement of how the panelists' presentations fit together into a logical whole. BOFs "Birds-of-a-Feather" sessions can be made available if demand dictates. These provide for informal discussion between interested parties on a specific topic. Anyone attending the Forum is eligible to propose and organize a session. We strongly encourage panels and presentations that pose a problem for discussion, and that make plain what others can learn from the experience of the presenter(s). Submissions Proposals for papers, panels, and Birds-of-a-Feather sessions should be submitted to David Seaman. Please include the phrase "DLF Spring Forum 2005 Proposal" as the first part of the subject heading in your email. Deadlines Deadline for proposals (papers, panels, BOFs) is Friday February 4th, 2005. Acceptances will be sent by Friday February 18th, 2005 and the Program will be available shortly thereafter.