Conference Registration Open

Early registration for JCDL 2009 has opened! You can also register to stay at the University of Texas' AT&T Conference Center where the conference will be held. The conference planning committee has selected an interesting array of papers to be presented and keynote speakers to provide a lively exploration of the "state of the art" of digital library discourse and scholarly work. Conference presenters represent 15 different countries and 19 states in the U.S. The Program Committee accepted 29 full papers and 18 short papers. Covering a range of topics presenters will explore digital libraries along the theme of "Designing Tomorrow and Preserving the Past -- Today." Conference keynote speakers include Christine Borgman, Professor & Presidential Chair in Information Studies at UCLA and Gerhard Fischer, Director of the Center for Lifelong Learning and Design and a professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Colorado, Boulder. The ever popular poster session (over 50 posters) will be held on the evening of Tuesday, June 16th "in real life" at the AT&T Center, as well as in "Second Life." Watch this space for more conference details.