JCDL 2013, Joint Conference on Digital Libraries


The Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL) is a major international forum focusing on digital libraries and associated technical, practical, and social issues.

JCDL encompasses the many meanings of the term “digital libraries”, including (but not limited to) new forms of information institutions; operational information systems with all manner of digital content; new means of selecting, collecting, organizing, and distributing digital content; and theoretical models of information media, including document genres and electronic publishing. Digital libraries are distinguished from information retrieval systems because they include more types of media, provide additional functionality and services, and include other stages of the information life cycle, from creation through use. Digital libraries also can be viewed as a new form of information institution or as an extension of the services libraries currently provide.

The intended community for this conference includes those interested in such aspects of digital libraries as infrastructure; institutions; metadata; content; services; digital preservation; system design; implementation; interface design; human-computer interaction; evaluation of performance; evaluation of usability; collection development; intellectual property; privacy; electronic publishing; document genres; multimedia; social, institutional, and policy issues; user communities; and associated theoretical topics.

Participation is sought from all parts of the world and from the full range of disciplines and professions involved in digital library research and practice, including computer science, information science, librarianship, archival science and practice, museum studies and practice, technology, medicine, social sciences, and humanities. All domains – academics, government, industry, and others – are encouraged to participate as presenters or attendees.

JCDL 2013 will be held in Indianapolis (IN), USA,  from July 22 – 26 at the JW Marriott Indianapolis Hotel.


Important dates:

Call for Proposals announced: by 16 November 2012

Full paper submissions due: 28 January 2013

Short paper, panel, poster, and demonstration submissions due: 4 February 2013

Tutorial and workshop proposals due: 4 February 2013

Notification of acceptance for tutorials and workshops: 15 March 2013

Notification of acceptance for all other submissions: 29 March 2013

Doctorial Consortium abstract submissions due: 15 April 2013

Conference: 22-26 July 2013

  • Tutorials and Doctoral Consortium: 22 July 2013
  • Main conference: 23-25 July 2013
  • Workshops: 25-26 July 2013

JCDL general website: http://www.jcdl.org/index.php

Official JCDL 2013 website: http://www.jcdl2013.org/


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