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Humanist Archives: July 24, 2020, 8:17 a.m. Humanist 34.183 - events online: Social Media & Society; Digital Library Forum

                  Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 34, No. 183.
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    [1]    From: Anatoliy Gruzd 
           Subject: Come & watch 5-min Spotlight Talks and Featured Panel on Diverse Voices from the International Conference on Social Media & Society (#SMSociety) (63)

    [2]    From: Aliya Reich 
           Subject: New 2020 Virtual DLF Forum CFP Now Live - Deadline 8/17 (80)

        Date: 2020-07-24 00:06:17+00:00
        From: Anatoliy Gruzd 
        Subject: Come & watch 5-min Spotlight Talks and Featured Panel on Diverse Voices from the International Conference on Social Media & Society (#SMSociety)

Hello Everyone,

We are delighted to announce that all 83 spotlight talks of full &
work-in-progress papers from the 2020 International Conference on Social
Media & Society (#SMSociety) are now available online. The conference,
which is being held virtually this year, is currently underway. As a way to
introduce ourselves to other great academic communities, we like to invite
you to explore this year's presentations before they are gone.

The presentations are groups into ten broad tracks:

1: Bots, Bad Actors, Anti-social
2: Digital Methods
3: Discourse and Public Opinion
4: Health & Wellbeing
5: Marketing & Outreach
6: Misinformation
7: Online & Offline Communities
8: Politics
9: Privacy, Security, Trust
10: Use & Users

The full list of presentations is available at


We have also made the Featured Panel on "Diverse Voices: Promises and
Perils of Social Media for Diversity" available at
https://socialmediaandsociety.org/2020/smsociety2020-how-to-participate/. The
panel tackles many of the pressing questions that society is grappling
with, including:

   - Can human society handle the connection of diverse and divergent
   (often conflicting) voices on social media? Is empowering every voice via
   social media a net good?
   - Under what conditions can social media build bridges across
   differences? When does social media reinforce division?

Background about the conference: The 2020 International Conference on
Social Media & Society (#SMSociety) is an annual gathering of social media
researchers from around the world. It is the premier venue for sharing and
discovering new peer-reviewed interdisciplinary research on how social
media platforms impact society. Organized by the Social Media Lab
(http://socialmedialab.ca/) at the Ted Rogers School of Management
(https://www.ryerson.ca/tedrogersschool/) at Ryerson University
(https://www.ryerson.ca/), #SMSociety provides participants with
opportunities to exchange ideas, present original research, learn about
recent and ongoing studies, and network with peers. This year's conference
is convened in partnership with colleagues from DePaul University College
of Communication (https://communication.depaul.edu/Pages/default.aspx), 
Studio Chi
and the College of Computing and Digital Media
(https://www.cdm.depaul.edu/Pages/default.aspx) in Chicago.


Anatoliy Gruzd, Conference chair
On behalf of the 2020 #SMSociety Organizing Committee

        Date: 2020-07-23 18:43:40+00:00
        From: Aliya Reich 
        Subject: New 2020 Virtual DLF Forum CFP Now Live - Deadline 8/17

The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR, https://www.clir.org)
and the Digital Library Federation (DLF, https://diglib.org/) are thrilled to
announce our new Call for Proposals for our virtual DLF Forum this fall. We have
a lot of exciting things planned and are excited to share the first steps with

First, we've made some adjustments to the dates on which we'll hold our
events this fall.

  *   The DLF Forum (https://forum2020.diglib.org/) will take place on Monday,
November 9, and Tuesday, November 10.
  *   Learn@DLF (https://forum2020.diglib.org/learndlf/) will be presented with
the DLF Forum this year. (We expect it to return as a pre-conference workshop
day in future years.)
  *   NDSA's Digital Preservation 2020 (https://ndsa.org/conference/) will
take place on Thursday, November 12.
  *   CLIR's Digitizing Hidden Collections Symposium
(https://www.clir.org/hiddencollections/2020-symposium/) is postponed to 2022,
but all are invited to join for 5 for 5: Conversations on Five Years of
Digitizing Hidden Collections
(https://www.clir.org/hiddencollections/2020-conversations/), a day of curated
programming on Friday, November 13.

Full info about the new VIRTUAL DLF Forum CFP is here
(https://forum2020.diglib.org/call-for-proposals), but we can't resist
sharing some other details with you here:

  *   Our guiding focus for this year's Forum is building community while
apart, chosen as a top priority by respondents to our recent DLF community
survey. As one step to this end, all of our 2020 events will be free of charge,
and resources will be made widely available after our events. Later this summer
we'll share information about how to register for our events.
  *   While we welcome proposals from anyone with interesting work to share,
this year the planning committee will prioritize submissions from BIPOC people
and people working at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and
other BIPOC-centered libraries, archives, and museums, in alignment with our
commitment to do more to ensure marginalized voices have better and more central
  *   Accepted presentations and panels will be delivered via pre-recorded video
that will 'go live' at specific times during the conference, and there will
be some method for community discussion during 'watch parties' as videos are
  *   Because of our virtual format and our emphasis on bringing our community
together, we will be offering a greatly reduced number of sessions than we
typically offer in our traditional in-person DLF Forum. To make space for as
many voices as possible, individuals may present only once on the conference
program. However, we will offer additional ways for community members to share
content and resources whether conference proposals are accepted or not.

More information and full details about the new VIRTUAL DLF Forum CFP are here:

If you submitted a proposal to the original CFP, you should have received an
email from us already about next steps. If you did not receive an email, reach
out at forum@diglib.org.

The deadline to submit to the new Forum CFP is Monday, August 17, at 11:59pm
Eastern Time.

If you have any questions, please write to us at forum@diglib.org.

Aliya for Team CLIR/DLF

P.S. Want to stay updated on all things #DLFforum? Subscribe to our Forum
newsletter (http://clir.informz.net/clir/pages/DLFforumNews1) or follow us at
@CLIRDLF on Twitter.

Aliya Reich | she/her/hers
Program Manager for Conferences and Events
Based in Baltimore, MD
Digital Library Federation (DLF) (https://www.diglib.org/)
Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR, https://www.clir.org/)
2221 South Clark Street, Arlington, VA 22202

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