From: Josh Cromwell <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Friday, December 18, 2020 4:26 PM
Subject: Deadline Extended: Southern Miss Institutional Repository Conference Call for Proposals


HI all, and apologies for cross-posting,


We know that it has been a long year for all of us, and many of you are trying to wrap up preparations for a much-deserved break, so in hopes of taking one more thing off of some of your to-do lists as we head into the holidays, we are extending our CFP deadline for SMIRC 2021 until Friday, January 15. The full details of the CFP along with the link to submit proposals can be found in the original message below.


Hope you all have a safe and refreshing holiday season!





From: [log in to unmask] <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Monday, November 2, 2020 at 12:14 PM
Subject: [irmanagers] Call for Proposals: 2021 Southern Miss Institutional Repository Conference

The University of Southern Mississippi Libraries are now accepting proposals for the 2021 Southern Miss Institutional Repository Conference, which will take place virtually on April 29-30, 2021.


We are accepting proposals for short concurrent sessions (approx. 25 minutes), full concurrent sessions (approx. 50 minutes), panels (multiple speakers on a common topic, approx. 50 minutes), workshops (hands-on opportunity for participants to learn about a specific topic pertinent to IRs, approx. 2 hours), lightning talks (approx. 5 minutes), and posters. 


We welcome proposals from all institutions that either have an IR, regardless of platform, or that are interested in pursuing an IR for their campus. Topics for proposals may include (but are not limited to):


-       Choosing an IR platform

-       Promoting an IR on campus

-       IR staffing models

-       New and emerging IR platforms

-     Accessibility for IRs

-       Getting faculty participation in IR initiatives

-       IRs and student scholarship

-     Supporting underrepresented minority researchers through IRs

-       Electronic theses and dissertations

-       Library-led publishing through the IR

-       Open educational resources and IRs

-       Data management and IRs

-       Open access and IRs

-     Supporting DEI initiatives through the IR

-       Author rights

-       Metrics and tools for evaluating IRs

-       Migrating from one IR platform to another


The deadline for submitting proposals is December 18, 2020. Acceptance emails will be sent no later than February 1, 2021. Registration is free for all attendees, and will open in January. Proposals may be submitted at  Please contact [log in to unmask] for any questions about proposals or about SMIRC. 



Josh C. Cromwell

Scholarly Communications Manager

The Aquila Digital Community

The University of Southern Mississippi Libraries

118 College Drive #5053

Hattiesburg, MS 39406-0001

Phone: 601.266.6200



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