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The LISA VII Scientific Organizing Committee cordially invites you to submit contributed talks and poster presentations. Papers are solicited in particular, but not exclusively, on the following topics:

Data librarianship; Research data curation and preservation

  • Training to become a data librarian or incorporate data librarianship into your work
  • Librarians, astronomers, IT specialists: working together
  • Big data, future of data, catalogs
  • Data citation

The future of libraries and librarianship

  • New roles for librarians
  • LISA: future directions for astronomy librarianship
  • Future of scholarly communication

Metrics and visualizations

  • Altmetrics
  • Telescope bibliographies
  • Metrics based on ADS?
  • Author ID challenges (ORCID)

Preservation of astronomical heritage

  • Science and Culture
  • Archives
  • When the past becomes the future: where are our print collections in 2050?

Open Access and Open Science

  • arXiv, Zenodo,…

Use and access of astronomical literature

  • Hacking the Interface to Information
  • The future of library instruction

Journals and E-Books: the present and beyond

  • How to buy an e-book: mission impossible?
  • Electronic editions decoupled from the printed?
  • Enhanced journals
  • Future of publications: beyond the PDF?
  • Scientific content on devices (tablets, phones, e-readers, what’s next?)

Virtual communities

  • Library spaces reimagined
  • Virtual and e-only libraries
  • New modes of outreach and work in a digital world

Tools, techniques, and skills – know-how for astronomy librarians

  • Librarians teaching other librarians – bring your skills and curiosity!