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Call for Proposals

The overall conference theme is Transforming the Global Information Landscape, we are looking for your insights on sharing and managing marine and aquatic science data, information and knowledge and its retrieval, renewal and use. How are we adopting, negotiating, repelling, embracing and developing strategies to provide the best possible knowledge and information services within the context of constantly changing information formats and expanding information to a global and diverse consumer base?

Please submit your proposal to present at the conference via  by Monday April 9, 2018. The committee will respond following Monday April 23, 2018. 

  • An abstract of 200 words or less is required for consideration by the committee.
  • Oral presentations are typically allotted 20 minutes, with 10 minutes for questions.
  • Submissions may be for papers, workshops or panel sessions.
  • Conference registration is required in order to present an accepted paper.
  • All submissions will be reviewed for relevance to the conference theme, potential interest of the topic for members, and appropriateness of format.

Some potential topics:

  • Freshwater research data curation practices.
  • Data curation practices in any field (seeds to animal research to water quality) that can be adapted to aquatic and marine science
  • Current and proposed avenues scientists, foundations, and groups are sharing their information (data, scientific papers, scientific protocols, institutional repository, etc.)
  • New licensing and consortial agreements to increase access to information
  • Information/knowledge services for our clients: new capabilities, new utilities, new opportunities, new problems
  • Dealing with digital media
  • Creating savvy researchers: extending theoretical knowledge to field research
  • Assessment: website performance measures; survey design; and partnerships
  • Importance of research and documentation in the digital age
  • Collaboration with staff/faculty and becoming part of the publishing team
  • Disaster planning around the world
  • User advisory committees; user-driven services; improvements to existing services
  • Writing successful grant applications
  • Personnel: successful recruitment, coaching and retirement
  • Strategies for providing access to information no matter the location, technological access, and patron

We look forward to receiving your proposal and hope you will be able to join us in Uganda in October.

If you have any questions please email Jeanine Scaramozzino, IAMSLIC Conference Chair at <>