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FW: Last Call: SMIRC 2022 Call for Proposals

  • 1.  FW: Last Call: SMIRC 2022 Call for Proposals

    Posted 6 days ago

    From: Josh Cromwell <>
    Sent: Tuesday, January 11, 2022 8:58 AM
    Subject: Last Call: SMIRC 2022 Call for Proposals


    Hi all,


    Just a quick reminder that the final deadline for submitting proposals for SMIRC 2022 is this Friday, January 14. Full details and the link to submit proposals can be found below. Information on registration will be available next week!





    From: Josh Cromwell <>
    Date: Monday, December 6, 2021 at 12:10 PM
    Subject: REMINDER: SMIRC 2022 Call for Proposals

    (apologies as usual for cross-posting – passing along as a post-Thanksgiving reminder!)


    The University of Southern Mississippi Libraries are now accepting proposals for the 2022 Southern Miss Institutional Repository Conference, which will take place on April 28-29, 2022. We are currently planning for a hybrid conference which will be held on campus in Hattiesburg, Mississippi and online, but if circumstances change as more data becomes available about the Omicron variant, the conference will be moved fully online.


    We are accepting proposals for short concurrent sessions (approx. 25 minutes), full concurrent sessions (approx. 50 minutes), panels (multiple speakers on a common topic, approx. 1 hour), workshops (hands-on opportunity for participants to learn about a specific topic pertinent to IRs, approx. 2 hours), lightning talks (approx. 5 minutes), and posters. 


    We welcome proposals from all institutions that either have an IR, regardless of platform, or that are interested in pursuing an IR for their institution. Topics for proposals may include (but are not limited to):


    -       Choosing an IR platform

    -       Promoting an IR on campus

    -       IR staffing models

    -       New and emerging IR platforms

    -     Accessibility for IRs

    -       Getting faculty participation in IR initiatives

    -       IRs and student scholarship

    -     Supporting underrepresented groups through IRs

    -       Electronic theses and dissertations

    -       Library-led publishing through the IR

    -       Open educational resources and IRs

    -       Data management and IRs

    -       Open access and IRs

    -     Supporting DEI initiatives through the IR

    -       Author rights

    -       Metrics and tools for evaluating IRs

    -       Migrating from one IR platform to another


    The deadline for submitting proposals is December 20, 2021. Acceptance emails will be sent no later than February 4, 2022. Registration is free for all attendees, and will open in January. Proposals may be submitted at  Please contact for any questions about proposals or about SMIRC. 



    Josh C. Cromwell

    Scholarly Communications Manager

    Administrator, The Aquila Digital Community

    The University of Southern Mississippi Libraries

    118 College Drive #5053

    Hattiesburg, MS 39406-0001

    Phone: 601.266.6200