Transforming Traditional Libraries, a new online, peer-reviewed e-journal edited by Mark Dibble and Joe Floyd, University of South Florida and Karen Swetland, University of South Carolina, ISSN: 1528-9494.
The editors describe the motivation for and purpose of this new online journal as follows:
"The traditional organization and method of delivering library services has changed greatly in recent years because of the development of new technologies and the changing needs of library users. This transformation has had a profound effect not only on the nature of libraries, but on the types of services they offer and on the way they provide those services. It has also forced librarians to reexamine and redefine their roles as they explore possibilities for meeting the information needs of their users. Transforming Traditional Libraries is a peer-reviewed e-journal designed to explore the ongoing evolution of librarianship. Coverage will include resources such as digital collections, electronic indices, OPACs, Internet research, bibliographic instruction, as well as skills such as information literacy. The journal will focus on exploring how libraries and librarians integrate these new technologies and services with more traditional ones."
The premier issue is Spring 2001, Volume I, Issue 1, which may be found at <http://www.lib.usf.edu/~mdibble/ttl/index.html>.
Guidelines for Keeping Records of Web-based Activity in the Commonwealth Government, Copyright Commonwealth of Australia 2001, ISBN 0642 34440 X, March 2001.
The National Archives of Australia announced the publication of these guidelines for keeping records of web-based activity. The Guidelines document is a companion publication to the NAA's Archiving Web Resources: A Policy for Keeping Records of Web-based Activity in the Commonwealth Government Both the Guidelines and the Policy documents are available online at the Australian National Archives web site. Though created specifically for the National Archives of Australia, the information these documents contain may be of interest to others who are involved in the creation, maintenance, and archiving of web-based resources.
For more information, please see <http://www.naa.gov.au/recordkeeping/er/web_records/intro.html>.
Controlled Vocabulary: Report Number 1, by Layna White, Copyright 2001 Layna White.
This report is the first in a series by the Controlled Vocabulary Special Interest Group. The reports will be delivered to eSpectra: the online news portal of the Museum Computer Network. Layna White describes the report series as follows:
"The reports will be mere snapshots of how colleagues use controlled vocabularies or, in some cases, elect not to use controlled vocabularies. In addition to examples from practitioners, the reports will point to the relevance of controlled vocabulary to end users."
CLIR Issues, Number 20, March/April 2001, Council on Library and Information Resources, 2001.
The March/April issue of CLIR Issues is now available online. There are several interesting articles in this issue, including two that may be of special interest:
Most of the publications that are available online at the CLIR web site are copyrighted by CLIR. Please submit any requests for reproduction of the content of CLIR Issues to the Director of Communications at CLIR (whose address will be found at the web site). The March/April issue of CLIR Issues is located at <http://www.clir.org/pubs/issues/issues20.html>.
Web Focus: HTML Is Dead, by Brian Kelly, in Ariadne, ISSN: 1361-3200, Issue 27, March 2001, UKOLN.
This feature in the regular "Web Focus" column of Ariadne lists the problems that are inherent in HTML and discusses the value of using XHTML as an authoring language. Key features of XHTML are presented, practical information is given for those who may be considering using XHTML, and links to additional information are provided.
For more information, please see <http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue27/web-focus/>.
SPARC E-News published by the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC).
SPARC E-News is a monthly newsletter that provides updates on SPARC partner activities as well as reports on key publishing industry developments that have an impact on journal publishing. The first issue was released mid-1999. A form to subscribe to SPARC E-News is available at the SPARC web site.
For more information, please see <http://www.arl.org/sparc/core/index.asp>.
Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology (JASIST), Volume 52, Number 6.
To see the Table of Contents, please click here.
The ASIST home page <http://www.asis.org/Publications/JASIS/tocs.html> contains the Table of Contents and brief abstracts from January 1993 (Volume 44) to date.
The John Wiley Interscience site http://www.interscience.wiley.com includes issues from 1986 (Volume 37) to date. Guests have access only to tables of contents and abstracts. Registered users of the Interscience site and ASIST members who have selected the electronic version of JASIST have access to the full text of these issues and to preprints.
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Point to Point
NEDLIB Research Reports, Publications and other results of the NEDLIB Project, NEDLIB (Networked European Deposit Library) web site, March 2001.
The NEDLIB Project was a collaborative project of European national libraries with the aim of building the infrastructure for a networked European deposit. The project began in January 1998 and ended in December 2000. Now, the full NEDLIB report series as well as all research findings and project results are available online. These online resources include:
The NEDLIB web site is located at http://www.kb.nl/coop/nedlib/>.
LITA Top Tech Trends - 2001: a Technology Trends Odyssey, Top Technology Trends Committee, Library and Information Technology Association (LITA), March 2001.
This is the third annual listing of the top technology trends affecting libraries. This year, Karen Coyle, Clifford Lynch, Eric Lease Morgan, Thomas Peters, Joan Frye Williams, and Tom Wilson assessed the technology issues affecting libraries and engaged in the discussion that led to the 2001 list of top tech trends. Their discussion took place at the Midwinter Conference of the American Library Association in Washington, DC, on January 14, 2001. The 2001 Top Tech Trends list is meant to build on, not replace, previous years' lists.
For more information, please see the LITA Top Tech Trends web site at http://www.lita.org/committe/toptech/mw2001.htm
Ninch Guide to Digital Resources, National Initiative for a Networked Cultural Heritage (NINCH).
Subtitled "Links to Top-Level Guides to Networked Cultural Heritage Materials," the introduction to this list of links states, "The cultural community still has a tremendous amount of work to do to provide integrated access to networked cultural resources. Here is an initial top-level guide to resources currently available."
The Ninch Guide to Digital Resources is located at http://www.ninch.org/RESOURCES/Resources.html>.
IDA 2001: The Fourth International Symposium on Intelligent Data Analysis, 13 - 15 September 2001, Lisbon, Portugal. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 23 April 2001. For more information, please see <http://centria.di.fct.unl.pt/ida01/ida01home.html>.
K-CAP 2001: First International Conference on Knowledge Capture, 21 - 23 October 2001, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 25 April 2001. For more information, please see <http://sern.ucalgary.ca/ksi/K-CAP/K-CAP2001/CFP.html>.
National Initiative for a Networked Cultural Heritage (NINCH) Copyright Town Meeting, 25 April 2001, Houston, Texas, USA. For more information, please see <http://www.rice.edu/Fondren/CopyrightTM/index.html>.
Internet Librarian 2001, 6 - 8 November 2001, Pasadena, California, USA. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 27 April 2001. For more information, please see <http://www.infotoday.com/il2001/default.htm>.
Eighth ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS-8), 5 - 8 November 2001, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 30 April 2001. For more information, please see <http://www.bell-labs.com/user/reiter/ccs8/>.
Special Issue of Library Hi Tech, Accessibility of Web-Based Information Resources for People with Disabilities. Call for articles. The submission deadline for abstracts is 1 May 2001. For more information, please see <http://www.lib.msu.edu/seadle/Guidelines.html>.
6th European Conference on Electronic Directories: Real Business in a Virtual World, 3 - 4 May 2001, Cannes, France. For more information, please see <http://www.eadp.be/main2/Cannes/cannes.html>.
2001 Odyseé Canadian Health Libraries Association Conference (CHLA), 5 - 9 May 2001, Québec, Canada. For more information, please see <http://www.asted.org/sante/en/evenemt.html>.
Conference on Intellectual Property in the Digital Environment: Exploring the Possibilities, 6 - 9 May 2001, Madison, Wisconsin, USA. For more information, please see <http://ipconference.education.wisc.edu/>.
VALA 2002 - 11th Biennial Conference and Exhibition: e-Volving Information Futures, 6 - 8 February 2002, Melbourne, Australia. Call for papers. The deadline for submission is 14 May 2001. For more information, please see <http://www.vala.org.au/conf2002.htm>.
2nd Annual International Symposium on Music Information Retrieval 2001, 15 - 17 October 2001, Bloomington, Indiana, USA. Call for papers. The deadline for submission is 14 May 2001. For more information, please see <http://ismir2001.indiana.edu/>.
Moving Theory into Practice - Digital Imaging for Libraries and Archives Workshop, 14 - 18 May 2001, Ithaca, New York, USA. For more information, please see <http://www.library.cornell.edu/preservation/workshop/index.html>.
27th Annual Conference of the International Association for Social Science Information Services and Technology (IASSIST): Collaborative Working in the Social Science Cyber Space, 14 - 19 May 2001, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. For more information, please see <http://www.niwi.knaw.nl/us/ia2001/general/general.htm>.
17th Annual Conference on Distance Teaching and Learning, 8 - 10 August 2001, Madison, Wisconsin, USA. Registration begins 15 May 2001. For more information, please see <http://www.uwex.edu/disted/conference/>.
The National Online Meeting and the Integrated Online Library Systems 2001 (IOLS 2001), 15 - 17 May 2001, New York, New York, USA. For more information, please see <http://www.infotoday.com/it2001/nationalonline.htm>.
American Library Association Annual Conference 2001, 14 - 20 June 2001, San Francisco, California, USA. Advance registration fees available until 18 May 2001. For more information, please see <http://www.ala.org/events/ac2001/>.
Sixth International Conference for Young Computer Scientists: ICYCS'2001, 23 - 25 October 2001, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 20 May 2001. For more information, please see <http://www.icycs2001.org/>.
2001 Information Resources Management Association (IRMA) International Conference, 20 - 23 May 2001, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. For more information, please see <http://www.irma-international.org>.
Digital Cultural Heritage III - Finding Aids and Analysis Tools in Archives and Memory Institutions, 11 - 14 July 2001, Maastricht, The Netherlands. (The application deadline for this seminar is 21 May 2001.). For more information, please see <http://www.amsu.edu/courses/culture/#media1>.
ACM CIKM 2001: Tenth International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, 5 - 10 November 2001, Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 21 May 2001. For more information, please see <http://cikm2001.cc.gatech.edu/>.
WebDB'2001: Fourth International Workshop on the Web and Databases, 24 - 25 May 2001, Santa Barbara, California, USA. For more information, please see <http://www.difa.unibas.it/webdb2001/>.
Beyond the Web: Technologies, Knowledge and People - CAIS 2001, 29th Annual Conference of the Canadian Association for Information Science, 27 - 29 May 2001, Québec, Canada. For more information, please see <http://www.fims.uwo.ca/cais/>.
NIT 2001: The 12th International Conference on New Information Technology, 29 - 31 May 2001, Beijing, China. For more information, please see <http://web.simmons.edu/~chen/nit/NIT.html>.
Managing Complex Organizations in a Complex World, Leadership in Rapidly Changing Business Environments - Learning and Adapting in Time, 31 May - 1 June 2001, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. For more information, please see <http://necsi.org/education/exec/>.
ADMI 2001: Association of Computer Information Science and Engineering Departments of Minority Institutions - Closing the Digital Divide, 31 May - 3 June 2001, Hampton, Virginia, USA. For more information, please see <http://www.csc.hamptonu.edu/ADMI/ADMI2001/>.
Atlantic Provinces Library Association Conference (APLA 2001) Convergence: Make the Connections, 31 May - 3 June 2001, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada. For more information, please see <http://www.upei.ca/~apla/>.
Calls for Participation
ACM Symposium on Document Engineering 2001, 9 - 10 November 2001, Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 4 June 2001.
This conference is being held in cooperation with ACM SIGCHI and ACM SIGWEB. "The Symposium on Document Engineering (DocEng '01) is a new academic conference devoted to the dissemination of research on document engineering. DocEng '01 seeks high-quality, original papers and panels that address the theory, design, development and evaluation of computer systems that support the creation, analysis, or distribution of documents in any medium....[The] organizers of DocEng '01, hold to an expansive notion of documents. A document is a representation of information that is designed to be read or played back by a person. It may be presented on paper, on a screen, or played through a speaker and its underlying representation may be in any form and include data from any medium. A document may be stored in final presentation form or it may be generated on-the-fly, undergoing substantial transformations in the process. A document may include extensive hyperlinks and be part of a large web of information. Furthermore, apparently independent documents may be composed, so that a web of information may itself be considered a document."
For a list of suggested topics and instructions for submission, please see the DocEng '01 web site at <http://www.documentengineering.org/>.
ICDM '01: The 2001 IEEE International Conference on Data Mining, 29 November - 2 December 2001, San Jose, California, USA. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 15 June 2001.
The following description is from the ICDM '01 web site:
"The 2001 IEEE International Conference on Data Mining (ICDM '01) provides a forum for the sharing of original research results and practical development experiences among researchers and application developers from different data mining related areas such as machine learning, automated scientific discovery, statistics, pattern recognition, knowledge acquisition, soft computing, databases and data warehousing, data visualization, and knowledge-based systems. The conference seeks solutions to challenging problems facing the development of data mining systems, and shapes future directions of research by promoting high quality, novel and daring research findings. As an important part of the conference, the workshops program will focus on new research challenges and initiatives."
For a list of suggested paper topics and submission instructions, please see <http://kais.mines.edu/~xwu/icdm/icdm-01.html>.
The eContent Programme: European Digital Content on Global Networks. Call for proposals. The submission deadline is 15 June 2001.
The following description of this call was disseminated by Lorcan Dempsey to the Distributed National Electronic Resource (DNER) discussion list: "The eContent program was adopted by the European Council on 22 December for a period covering the years 2001 to 2004....It is aimed at supporting the production dissemination and use of European digital content and to promote linguistic diversity on the global networks."
The Call for Proposals (CfP) was issued in March 2001. Please see the CfP at <http://www.cordis.lu/econtent/call_text_200101.htm> for more information.
DC-2001: International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications 2001, 22 - 26 October 2001, Tokyo, Japan. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 20 June 2001.
The following description of this call for papers and participation is from the DC-2001 web site:
"The Dublin Core workshop series has provided a forum for international, cross disciplinary metadata development since 1995. DC-2001, the 9th event in the DC workshop series, will include an international conference for the broader metadata community with three principal missions:"
Please visit the DC-2001 web site at <http://www.DL.ulis.ac.jp/DC2001/> for more information.
Computer Support for Collaborative Learning - CSCL 2002: Foundations for a CSCL Community, 7 - 11 January 2002, Boulder, Colorado, USA. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 1 July 2001.
CSCL 2002 is an international conference that will explore opportunities for computer and Internet technology to support collaborative forms of learning and teaching. The theme this year focuses on strengthening the foundations for the field of CSCL: theory, technology, evaluation and community building. Submissions of papers, posters, tutorials, workshops, demos and interactive events in all areas of CSCL theory and research are welcome. Special consideration will be given to high quality submissions that contribute to the foundations of CSCL-including publication in a planned edited book, featured presentations at the conference and a best student paper cash prize.
For additional information, please see <http://www.cscl2002.org/call.html>.
First DELOS International Summer School on Digital Library Technologies, 9 - 13 July 2001, Pisa, Italy. The registration deadline is 1 June 2001.
The following has been 'clipped' from the DELOS Summer School web site: "The DELOS Network of Excellence is announcing its first International Summer School on Digital Library technologies. The school will focus on fundamental issues related to the multidisciplinary area of Digital Libraries. The lecturers of the school are leading researchers in the digital library field, from both the US and Europe....The main purpose of the school is to foster research and understanding in the fundamental technologies underlying the Digital Libraries field."
For more information, please see <http://www.iei.pi.cnr.it/DELOS/delos2/SummerSchool/1stschool.htm>.
Special Libraries Association (SLA) Annual Conference - 2001, An Information Odyssey: Seizing the Competitive Advantage, 9 - 14 June 2001, San Antonio, Texas, USA.
Changes in the information environment are taking place with increasing speed. This conference will stress the need to adapt positively to the changes, and emphasize the importance of demonstrating the vital place that libraries and information services play in making the corporate clients they serve succeed in a highly competitive world.
For more information about the SLA conference, please see <http://www.sla.org/conf/2001conf/index.html>.
Second Annual Global Information Technology Management World Conference: Meeting the Challenges of a Global Marketplace in the New Millennium, 10 - 12 June 2001, Dallas, Texas, USA.
This conference will seek to provide the opportunity for all global information technology (IT) researchers from all countries to get together to exchange and enrich their ideas and experiences. The conference is aimed at IT educators, researchers, and practitioners.
For more information, please see <http://gsmweb.udallas.edu/mraising/gitm2001Dallas/>.
Educause Institute Management Program, 10 - 14 June 2001, Denver, Colorado, USA.
The following description was 'clipped' from the Management Program web site: "The Management Program focuses on developing participants’ organizational management skills, particularly those related to managing one’s interactions on the campus and to managing other people. The Management Program provides a foundation of management skills that are essential to the successful motivation and deployment of people. This program, in particular, is of benefit to those who manage functions within central campus information resources organizations, those who are relatively new to management, and those who may be relatively new to higher education."
For more information, please see <http://www.educause.edu/inst/m012/program.html>.
ACH/ALLC 2001 - Joint International Conference of the Association for Computers and the Humanities and the Association for Literary and Linguistic Computing, 13 - 17 June 2001, New York City, New York, USA.
"The joint conference of the Association for Computers and the Humanities and the Association for Literary and Linguistic Computing is the oldest established meeting of scholars working at the intersection of advanced information technologies and the humanities, annually attracting a distinguished international community at the forefront of their fields....The theme for the 2001 conference is "Digital Media and Humanities Research..."
For more information, please see <http://www.nyu.edu/its/humanities/ach_allc2001/>.
National Conference on Asian Pacific American Librarians, 13 - 15 June 2001, San Francisco, California, USA.
The expected attendees at the conference will be decision makers in the Asian Pacific library community as well as professionals who appreciate and support Asian/Pacific American scholarship and culture.
For more information, please see <http://bioac.uky.edu/ncapal/schedules.htm>.
American Library Association Annual Conference, 14 - 20 June 2001, San Francisco, California, USA.
The conference is filling up quickly. Those who are interested in attending might wish to register soon. One of the tracks this year is on digital libraries. There are several preconference workshops that will focus on advances in information technology for libraries.
For more information, please see <http://www.ala.org/events/ac2001/index.html> where a PDF version of the conference ad is available in three parts.
Canadian Library Association Annual Conference, 13 - 17 June 2001, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
"The Canadian Library Association Annual Conference is the centrepiece of the CLA professional development program each year. Its program provides for a variety of session formats (e.g. workshops, seminars, forums, panels, demonstrations, poster sessions) to present and discuss ideas, issues and techniques, for the purpose of advancing libraries and the knowledge and skills of library professionals."
For more information, please see the CLA conference web site at <http://www.cla.ca/conference/conf.htm>.
Northwest Academic Computing Consortium - Networking for the 21st Century: Content, Conduits, and Policies, 14 - 15 June 2001, Portland, Oregon, USA.
The Northwest Academic Computing Consortium (NWACC) and EDUCAUSE are co-sponsoring this two-day conference to bring together higher education technologists and decision makers to discuss the following issues: What digital content should networks provide? What infrastructure is needed to permit adequate bandwidth and appropriate security? What policies must be in place to ensure both privacy and effective network management? Conference sessions will be organized in three parallel tracks:"
For more information, please see <http://www.educause.edu/conference/nwacc/2001/>.
American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) Taming Technology Institute, 17 - 19 June 2001, Denver, Colorado, USA.
The targeted audience for this institute includes: CEOs, academic affairs officers, business and financial officers, marketing and Web specialists, information technology officers and learning resources officers. Topics to be covered are as follows:
A number of preconferences are also offered and require advance registration.
For more information, please see <http://www.aacc.nche.edu/conf/conferences.htm>.
Joint DELOS-NSF Workshop on Personalisation and Recommender Systems in Digital Libraries, 18 - 20 June 2001, Dublin, Ireland.
The sponsors of this workshop seek to bring together researchers and practitioners whose work includes the development of personalisation and recommender systems and techniques, particularly as they apply to digital libraries.
For more information, please see <http://la.lti.cs.cmu.edu/callan/Workshops/delos01/>.
2001 Informing Science Conference: Where Parallels Intersect, 19 - 22 June 2001, Krakow, Poland.
"The purpose of this conference is to cross-pollinate fields that inform clients with the research and heritage of their sister fields....It includes fields such as information systems, library science, journalism (in all its forms), public relations, history, and education."
For more information, please see <http://is2001.com/>.
iGSS 2001: International Graduate Summer School in Librarianship and Information Science, 23 June - 20 July 2001, Aberystwyth, Wales.
"iGSS provides the opportunity for information professionals from around the world to meet and discuss current issues at the same time that they take part in a program of lectures and seminars which will aid their continuing professional development....Electronic Information, Collection and Knowledge Management offers a mix of tuition, discussion, practical work, library visits, workshops and case studies designed to bring you up to date with the provision and management of the new technologies required by libraries today."
For more information, please see <http://www.dil.aber.ac.uk/IGSS/>.
The First ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries, 24 - 28 June 2001, Roanoke, Virginia, USA.
The Joint Conference on Digital Libraries is a major international forum focusing on digital libraries and associated technical, practical, and social issues. JCDL 2001 enhances the tradition of conference excellence already established by the ACM and IEEE-CS by combining the events that these professional societies have sponsored on an annual basis, the ACM Digital Libraries Conferences and the IEEE-CS Advances in Digital Libraries Conferences. Following JDCL will be an NSF PI meeting for the US Digital Libraries Initiative.
The intended community for this conference includes those interested in aspects of digital libraries such as infrastructure; institutions; metadata; content; services; digital preservation; system design; implementation; interface design; human-computer interaction; evaluation of performance; evaluation of usability; collection development; intellectual property; privacy; electronic publishing; document genres; multimedia; social, institutional, and policy issues; user communities; and associated theoretical topics.
For more information, please see <http://www.jcdl.org/>.
National Initiative for a Networked Cultural Heritage (NINCH) Copyright Town Meetings, 28 June 2001, Denver, Colorado, USA.
Several Town Meetings are held throughout the year in locations across the country. The topic of this NINCH Copyright Town Meeting in Denver is "Copyright & Primary Source Materials.
For more information, please see <http://www.ninch.org/copyright/townmeetings01/2001.html>. Follow the link to "Copyright Town Meetings 2001.
The Eighteenth International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML-2001), 28 June - 1 July 2001, Williamstown, Massachusetts, USA.
This conference will bring together researchers to exchange ideas and report recent progress in the computational study of learning. Workshops and tutorials are scheduled for 28 June, and the general conference sessions begin on 29 June.
For more information, please see <http://www.ecn.purdue.edu/ICML2001/>.
ARLIS/UK & Ireland Conference 2001, 28 June - 1 July 2001, London, United Kingdom.
This conference will look at the future of image management and the effects that the Internet, digitisation, and virtualisation are having on the art library and the community as a whole. Sessions include:
For more information, please see < http://arlis.nal.vam.ac.uk/even/conf.html>.
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