The world of business and economics research and information: Collaborate, compete or collapse?
INCONECSS is an international conference for researchers, librarians and other information specialists supporting researchers in Economics and Business Studies. INCONECSS wants to be a platform for the exchange on changing user needs and services as well as on the evolving landscape of scholarly publishing. INCONECSS encourages conversations between researchers, information specialists and other people working in fields related to information provision for research in Economics and Business Studies.
The online conference will consist of curated sessions (keynote/panel) and community contributed sessions.
The community contributed sessions will have the following formats:
- Virtual poster (asynchronous content on website plus discussion of your topic in specific timeslots = poster session in a virtual meeting space, e.g. infographics, slideshows, videos)
- Live-presentation (15 minute presentation plus 5 minute Q&A and discussion), deposit slides or text on our website for documentation
- In addition, we will have some short presentations (more details below)
You are invited to submit original contributions on services or best practice and experience, including but not limited to the following:
- Cooperation: How to provide better services through cooperation rather than competition? This could cover activities like the following:
- Cooperation rather than competition between business schools and/or universities in order to provide better services
- Providing better teaching resources collaboratively (e.g. Finance database introductions)
- How to work more efficiently? Outsource? Collaborate? By creating a knowledge base for knowledge transfer? By facilitating mutual access to (and research based on) local databases / datasets? Through joint production of research guides/ LibGuides?
- Open Access / Open Science This could cover activities like the following:
- How has Open Access changed in the past years? (e.g. Coalition S, publishers “hijacking“ the concept of Open Access, etc.)
- Does Open Science help or hinder valorisation of research results?
- Peer review and editing: Is there less or more quality control in open publications?
- How do we build trust in open infrastructures? Trust/inertia versus innovation/inspiration? (e.g. Do established services persist? Traditional reward systems versus transformation etc.)
- How do you chose your products? Buy from established publishers/providers or use an open infrastructure? Is open always a good idea?
- Does Corona have long-term effects on the publishing system? Are more texts available in Open Access? Was there a positive impact on Open Access transformation?
- Corona effects This could cover activities like the following:
- Corona effects on library budgets? How has Corona/COVID-19 affected research funding, publishing and library budgets?
- Was there an innovation push through Corona?
- What will post Corona libraries look like? Will there be an impact on library as a space?
- Back to work? The new normal? (e.g. transformation of work, transformation of office spaces, transformation of online trainings and events. Are more people attending events? Are events more accessible now?)
- AI and Structured Data and Big Data: Libraries versus AI or Libraries and AI – Best of both worlds? This could cover activities like the following:
- There is a growing amount of research data. Researchers are trying to cope with the data. How can we support the research process? Possible solutions: AI-based services or humans structuring data or both working together?
- Where and how can libraries provide added value around structured data?
- Big Data and copyright issues: What can be done with the data?
- Research and teaching support: How to support students, scholars, early career researchers? This could cover activities like the following:
- Support teaching staff and students with Open Educational Resources (OER): e.g.: Where to find OER, where to publish OER, advice around OER?
- Supporting the research process online (e.g. support data sharing, creating tutorials, videos, sharing best practices)
- Services to help improve information literacy (IL) and media literacy in business and economics
Besides the topic presentations we will have an inspirational corner for short presentations:
- “Looky, looky what I found”: Share services and tools you enjoy but that you did not create yourself
- Cool new Services/ AI-based or other: Examples of tools or websites, events that are really cool, that you cannot wait to share with your colleagues, that you actually use, because they are so cool. What have you been tinkering with?
- 3-minute pitches (live or recorded) highlighting cool stuff you found and love to work with
- All contributions will be submitted through ConfTool and submitted to programme committee (PC) members for reviewing.
- If you do not have a ConfTool-Account yet, you need to create an account to login.
- Title of Contribution
- Abstract of your planned presentation with a maximum of 2,000 characters incl. blank spaces. It should include a description of major findings or experiences. Cover why this is new or innovative and/or why this presentation/information is beneficial for the audience.
- Use Remark/Message from the Authors to the Program Committee and Chairs to state if your submission should be
- a virtual poster
- a presentation –
- or if it could be presented in either format.
- Also, use this field to state if your submission is intended as a short pitch for the inspirational corner
- In addition, you can use this field to mention preferred times for a potential presentation (time zone: morning, evening, all day)
Criteria for evaluation of the submissions by the programme committee
- All abstracts will be reviewed based on criteria of relevance to the conference scope and theme, originality and quality
- Relevance for the target groups (information specialists, researchers, librarians in the context of business and economics research)
- Abstract Submission Deadline: 11 th January 2022
- Notification of Acceptance: 11th March 2022
- Final submission of document/presentation: 6th May 2022
- Conference Dates: 17th-19th May 2022 three half days with different times of day to accommodate different time zones
Presentation documents shall be published on the INCONECSS website after the event.
Publications in Open Access Forum Ticker
All authors of accepted presentations are encouraged to rework their presentations into papers for publication consideration in the Open Access journal, „Ticker – The Academic Business Librarianship Review”: https://www.tickerreview.com/, published by the North American Academic Business Library Directors (ABLD).
Virtual Poster Presentation – possible formats
The virtual poster can be presented in any format. Poster – in this case – is an umbrella term for many possible formats. It can be a Power Point presentation for example or just a one page PDF with the most important information. A combination of a “handout”-PDF with some bullet-points and URLs to the service is also possible.
You may also record your presentation in advance, so that it can be played as asynchronous content at any time during the conference.
There will be a live poster-session where the main ideas of each poster will be presented in a 3-minute-pitch. Afterwards the participants can meet the speakers at a virtual poster stand. The virtual meetings with poster presenters will be via Zoom, so you can convey your “poster” in any format you like, e.g. ppt-presentation, show a website, talk and discuss. At the virtual poster booth there will be a short info on the content of your “poster”. This info will be taken from your abstract plus ppt-slides or PDF etc.
The live poster session with the pitches will be recorded and will be made available to registered users on the conference platform.
Regarding the processing of personal data in the context of this call, please see our data protection declaration: https://www.inconecss.eu/data-protection.html
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