We've extended the deadline for proposals for 2 weeks, until Friday Feb 1!

We've received some excellent proposals! But we'd love more, and we hope that this additional time might allow our colleagues currently locked out of governmental institutions a chance to submit.

Best Practices Exchange 2019: New Digital Directions
Call For Proposals
Best Practices Exchange (BPE) 2019
April 29-May 1
Columbus, Ohio

Call for Proposals form:<>

The Best Practices Exchange Program Committee invites submissions of session proposals for the 2019 Conference to be held April 29-May 1 at the Columbus Metropolitan Library Main Library<> in Columbus, Ohio.

The BPE is an unconference that focuses on the management and the preservation of digital information and brings together practitioners to discuss their real-world experiences, including best practices and lessons learned. Deadline for proposals is EXTENDED to Friday February 1 Friday January 18, 2019 (midnight).

Plenary Speakers: Sharon Leon<>, Associate Professor of History at Michigan State University, where she is developing projects on digital public history and digital networking projects related to enslaved communities in Maryland. Katherine Skinner<>, Executive Director of the Educopia Institute, home of BitCurator Consortium, Library Publishing Coalition, and MetaArchive Cooperative.

Registration: $125. Includes 2 continental breakfasts, 1 lunch, breaks, and reception. Limit of 125 attendees with waiting list. Registration form coming soon!

Tentative Schedule: Monday: half day (afternoon), plus evening reception; Tuesday: all day; Wednesday: half day (morning), tentative afternoon tours.

Lodging: Several hotels in area.<> Directions/Parking: Parking onsite at Library during the day | Directions<>.

Sessions: Each session will feature one or more relatively short presentations, but at least half of each session should be devoted to discussion. Attendees and presenters should be prepared to share their own experiences, successes, failures, and lessons learned. These informal, small group sessions will give presenters and attendees alike a unique opportunity to meet, experience, and cooperate with other practitioners, educators, and researchers seeking to address a wide array of digital challenges.

A BPE session may feature a single presenter, two or three presenters addressing a common topic, or many presenters delivering lightning talks. Proposals for roundtable, facilitated discussions, or mini-workshops are also welcome. Sessions can range in length depending on amount content but most will be 60 minutes.

Noted topics of interest in relation to digital data and collections include:

  *   Accessibility/access issues
  *   Collections as data
  *   Content management systems
  *   Copyright in digital collections /
  *   Digital collection building with communities
  *   Digital disaster planning / Mitigation
  *   Digital library platform development
  *   Digital storytelling
  *   Diversity, equity, and inclusion
  *   Linked data
  *   Outreach and marketing
  *   Preservation workflows
  *   Privacy
  *   Revitalizing digital collections
  *   Security
  *   Use and reuse for digital humanities projects or other projects
  *   Using digital collections in the classroom

Proposals should include a session abstract of 100 words or less and the name, title, email, and organization for each presenter. Proposals may be submitted individually for shorter presentations or for a full session with multiple speakers. Shorter proposed presentations may be combined with others by the Program Committee. For more information, see the BPE website, and the proposal submission form.

During the first day of the conference, additional Birds of a Feather and Pop-Up session proposals will be solicited and approved.

Brainstorming session spreadsheet:<>

Please send any questions to [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>.

BPE is open to all, but particularly practitioners in government and university archives and libraries; educators and researchers in the fields of library science, information science, technology, archives, and records management; and product developers working to create systems for managing and preserving digital assets.

Thank you!
Program Committee
Linda Avetta (cochair), Pennsylvania State Archives; Janet Carleton (cochair), Ohio University; Derek Clark, Kentucky State Archives; Veronica Martzahl (past chair), Massachusetts Archives; Michael McNeil, California State Archives; Dan Noonan, The Ohio State University; Nick Pavlik, Bowling Green State University; Bonnie Weddle, New York State Archives.

Local Arrangements Committee
Janet Carleton (chair), Ohio University; Marietta Carr, Cuyahoga Community College; Jen Johnson, State Library of Ohio; Marsha Miles, Cleveland State University; Miriam Nelson, Ohio University; Angela O'Neal, Columbus Metro Library; Anne Ryckbost, Xavier University; Penelope Shumaker, State Library of Ohio; Nick Ver Steegh, Ohio University.

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Janet Carleton
Planning Cochair
Best Practices Exchange 2019

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