Practitioners Track Call for Proposal

Practitioners Track Proposals

The practitioners track emphasizes innovation, insight, and vision in the practices of digital libraries. It provides opportunities for libraries, archives, museums, publishers, and digital content industry partners to showcase their latest novel, speculative, and even provocative ideas, practices, case studies, technologies, productions, strategies, datasets, and/or designs related to digital library practices and services. Topics include but are not limited to

  • digital repositories
  • digital collections development and management
  • metadata and discovery services
  • open access and scholarly communication
  • open educational resources
  • teaching and learning support
  • digital publishing
  • big data and library cyberinfrastructure
  • research data management, digital curation, and stewardship
  • digital humanities
  • digital preservation
  • information service
  • information/data literacy
  • digital heritage/culture

Proposals should consist of a title, extended abstract, and contact information for the authors, and should not exceed 2 pages. As indicated in JCDL 2020 Call for Submissions, practitioners track submissions should use the ACM Proceedings template ( and are to be submitted in electronic format via the conference’s EasyChair submission page

Accepted proposals will be presented at the conference in visual formats including but are not limited to posters, videos, or system and production demonstrations. At least one author of each accepted proposal is expected to give a one-minute presentation.

All questions concerning practitioners should be discussed with the practitioner co-chairs prior to the submission deadline of March 1, 2020. Notification of acceptance for practitioners is March 22, 2020. This year’s practitioners track co-chairs are:
Zhiwu Xie, Virginia Tech, USA
Long Xiao, China Academic Humanities and Social Sciences Library, China
Wei Liu, Shanghai Library, China