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Eastern CONTENTdm 2011 Users Group – Call for Proposals


Dates: Monday - Wednesday, August 1 - 3, 2011


Host: Towson University, Towson, MD


The Eastern CONTENTdm Users Group Planning Committee is accepting proposals to present a pre-conference workshop, conference talks, and/or panel discussions at its 2011 Annual Meeting being held this August at Towson University in Towson, MD. Please consider participating as a speaker or part of a panel discussion. Proposals are due by Monday, April 18, 2011.


More information about the conference is available on its website, http://www.libraries.psu.edu/psul/ecdmug.html <http://www.libraries.psu.edu/psul/ecdmug.html> .


Preconference Workshop


A three hour workshop on one topic for advanced CONTENTdm users. Size of workshop will be approximately 12 students. We are looking for one advanced workshop only (a trainer is already lined up for a basic CONTENTdm workshop).


Conference Talks


Talks will be 1 hour programs with a 45 minute presentation and 15 minute question & answer session. Proposals may be submitted for an individual or group presentation.


Panel discussions


Discussions will feature 3-4 people discussing a similar topic with each speaker getting about 15 minutes to speak followed by a group discussion.


Suggested topics for both talks and panel discussions include but are not limited to:


·         Metadata


·         Project Planning


·         Project Management (workflow, staffing/human resources, etc.)


·         User statistics and assessment


·         Using CONTENTdm in a consortial environment


·         Hosted vs. non-hosted CONTENTdm sites


·         Using CONTENTdm with limited resources


·         The move to version 6


Please submit proposals or questions to Kevin Clair at [log in to unmask].  The proposal deadline is Monday, April 18, 2011.


To submit proposal(s) please provide the following information:


·         Contact information


·         Name


·         Institution


·         Address


·         City/State/Zip


·         Phone


·         Fax


·         Email


·         Program Title


·         Type of program (Talk or Panel Discussion)


·         Expected Outcomes


·         Target Level of Audience (user): Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced



Heather Goyette

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