16-17 June 2011
America/New_York timezone

Call for Abstracts

  • Opening day
  • Submission deadline

Submission deadline extended to 8 May

Disciplinary repositories (DR) are a very particular instance of digital libraries, focused on collections of documents (and increasingly additional material) pertinent to a particular subject area or discipline. Several disciplinary repositories have grown to be cornerstones of the scientific workflows of scholars in the areas they serve, more successfully than broadband tools such as the freely accessible Google Scholar or subscription based services such Web of Knowledge, SCOPUS, and INSPEC.

The large user bases of disciplinary repositories (sometimes all the scholars of a discipline) and their large corpuses (sometimes all scientific articles in a field) makes them unique computer science, information science and social laboratories.

This workshop will be held at JCDL 2011 from 1pm Thursday 16 June through 12noon Friday 17 June. The workshop will be of interest to anyone running or planning a DR, and anyone interested in data mining DR corpora. It will share "secrets for success"; allow discussions of technology, services, interoperability, and the engagement of users; and foster communication within the DR community. We call for proposals for short or lightening presentations on all aspects of disciplinary repositories and field-specific digital libraries. Some slots for longer talks may be made available for talks of particular interest and relevance for the audience. Topics may include:

  • DR architecture, infrastructure and maintenance
  • Social aspects: populating and growing DRs
  • Sustainability through open access, proprietary access and hybrid models
  • User interaction, interface design and usability
  • Value-added and innovative services
  • Interaction and integration with IRs, other DRs and proprietary systems
  • DR as research corpus and platform for experiments

Please submit one page proposals in PDF to jcdl2011.dr.workshop@gmail.com by 8 May 2011. Notification of acceptance will follow by 9 May 2011 with indication of talk length (lightening or longer contribution). At that time a timetable will be posted on the workshop website (https://indico.cern.ch/event/JCDL2011-DR). All accepted proposals will be collected with outcomes from the workshop in a summary article outlining the status of digital repositories. The workshop will have no proceedings.

The call for abstracts is closed.