13 / LIDA 2020 (LIBRARIES IN THE DIGITAL AGE)


19 – 22 May 2020   print this page

Conference organizers:

Drahomira Cupar, University of Zadar, Croatia

Rass Todd, Rutgers University, United States

Marie L. Radford, Rutgers University, United States

Sanjca Faletar Tanacković, University of Osijek, Croatia


Conference description:

Since its beginning in 2000, LIDA has sought to be on the forefront of significant developments and challenges as libraries and information agencies embrace significant technological changes. The construct of identity and how individuals and groups come to define themselves is complex. Understanding and addressing this complexity is the theme of LIDA 2020. As demonstrated in its 20 year history, LIDA seeks to provide an interdisciplinary platform for researchers, LIS practitioners and educators to present conceptualizations, empirical research, trends, innovations, challenges in relation to Identity, particularly in the context of the ongoing development of library and information agencies, systems and services.

The first LIDA conference in 2000 was themed “Positioning Libraries on the Internet and using Internet in Libraries”. We have come along way! The LIDA journey has embraced technological developments, examined ethical, legal and economic issues of the digital age, explored system and service design for digital libraries, examined education and competencies for LIS professionals, explored social, cultural and organizational dynamics as they impact the development of libraries, and sought to understand the power and impact of digital networks. Through this journey, LIDA has contributed to the development of theories, frameworks and methods for research, and provided insights for innovations in libraries and information agencies.

Central to this scholarly journey has been people. Today we are witnessing a shifting focus from the technology of the digital, to a focus on the humanity of the digital. Who are we in the digital landscape? How, if at all, are our identities being shaped and transformed in this landscape, and how are these shapings and transformations impacting the ongoing development of libraries in the digital age? Who is transforming what, and what is transforming who?

The construct of identity and how individuals and groups come to define themselves is complex. Understanding and addressing this complexity is the theme of LIDA 2020. As demonstrated in its 20-year history, LIDA seeks to provide an interdisciplinary platform for researchers, LIS practitioners and educators to present conceptualizations, empirical research, trends, innovations, challenges in relation to Identity, particularly in the context of the ongoing development of library and information agencies, systems and services.

LIDA 2020 Contributions

Papers, panels, workshops and posters (types described below) are invited covering the following, and related, topics with regard to Libraries, Archives, Museums, and other Information Institutions. Submissions are invited that address the overarching topics:

2020 vision for libraries in the digital age: What is the identity and role of libraries in the digital age?

Factors shaping and transforming identity in the digital age

Understanding people’s information needs, seeking and use in the context of digital environments and digital services

Identity, culture, and communication in digital environments

Identity, community, and belonging – the role of libraries

Identity, agency and activism, social justice and social inclusion

Identity, difference and diversity: system and service design

Digital inclusion and access

Digital policies, politics and power

Intellectual freedom and censorship

Ethics

Digital environments and the construction and control of identity

How are identities controlled by the digital environment?

LIS profession

Education and training, reference

Changes and innovation in services, resources and systems

Digital wellbeing and digital safety

Protection of digital lives: topics around privacy, digital issues such as cyberbullying, digital harassment, phishing, identity theft and role of libraries

Heritage, digitization and preservation of resources of and for diverse groups

Investigating digital networks and network analysis

Subcultures and marginalized identities

Innovative approaches to methods, measurement and evaluation: social network analysis, interpretivist methods, altmetrics, data analytics, and visualizations

Scholarly identity, academic social media sites, roles for libraries

Thinking ahead out-of-the box: promises and pitfalls of libraries and identity

Types of Contributions Invited

Papers: up to 20 minute presentations on scholarly research, practical advances, best practices, and educational projects. Both completed research and early work/preliminary results are invited. Submit 1,500 word abstract, plus references by 1 October 2019.

Panels: up to 90 minute sessions that will be interactive and offer different perspectives and approaches to a specific topic. Authors must propose the format and invite up to five panelists (including the moderator). Submit 750 word abstract, plus references by 1 October 2019.

Workshops: up to 90 minute sessions that will be tutorial and educational in nature, and are intended to foster interactive discussions for attendees who share common interest. Submit 750 word abstract, plus references by 1 October 2019.

Posters: short graphic presentations that will be presented in a special Minute Madness session. Awards will be given for Best Poster. Submit 750 word abstract, plus references by 1 October 2019.

PhD Forum: short presentations by doctoral students, particularly as related to their dissertation. The PhD Forum provides doctoral students the opportunity to present their work to senior faculty in relatively informal setting and to receive feedback on their dissertation by a panel of international educators. Submit 750 word abstract, plus references by 1 October 2019.

Student Showcase: short presentations by undergraduate and graduate students, related to their academic research, practical projects, etc. The showcase will provide students with opportunity to get feedback on their work in informal setting and advice on how to develop their work further and get published. LIDA 2020 Outstanding Student Award will be given for best presentations in this section. Submit 750 word abstract, plus references by 1 October 2019.

Important: All proposal will be refereed in a double-blind process and MUST follow formal LIDA guidelines available at LIDA 2020 website (http://lida.ffos.hr). Proposals will not go forward for review if templates are not used. The conference language is English and all work should be in English, original and not previously presented or published.