The Journal of the Medical Library Association (JMLA) Virtual Projects Section Advisory Committee is seeking current, innovative and notable technology projects in health sciences libraries for the 2018 JMLA Virtual Projects Section. The previous Column format for JMLA Virtual Projects is transitioning into a Section format this year, which will appear on an annual basis in the October issue of JMLA.
To be considered for the Virtual Projects Section, please submit a 200 word abstract of your virtual project, including why it is innovative/notable, and provide a link to your project web page (if possible) that describes or demonstrates the project. Send your submissions to Susan Lessick, AHIP, FMLA, firstname.lastname@example.org, by MARCH 31, 2018.
Technology projects must have been implemented within the past two years. Submissions of virtual projects may demonstrate either the implementation of a new technology or a new application of an older technology. Focus areas for technologies of special interest to the Committee include (but not limited to) the following:
- artificial intelligence (AI) and AI-enabled applications
- blockchain technology for libraries
- augmented reality applications
- open textbooks initiatives
- research impact tracking tools
- social media outreach
- voice control technology (Amazon Echo, Apple Siri devices, etc.)
- wireless charging
- chatbots or intelligent agents
- patron satisfaction tracking technologies
Please consider sharing your knowledge and experience with implementing virtual projects in your library to inspire and encourage your peers, partners, and communities!
JMLA Virtual Projects Section Advisory Committee:
Emily Hurst, AHIP
Michelle Kraft, AHIP
Susan Lessick, AHIP, FMLA
Dale Prince, AHIP
Elizabeth Whipple, AHIP