Knowledge Lost in Information: Report of the NSF Workshop on Research Directions for Digital Libraries, Workshop held June 15 - 17 2003, Chatham, MA. Ronald Larsen, University of Pittsburgh and Howard Wachtler, Carnegie Mellon University. Published by the School of Information Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, March 8, 2004.
"Digital libraries are transforming research, scholarship and education at all levels. Vast quantities of information are being collected and stored online, and organized to be accessible to everyone. Substantial improvements in scholarly productivity are already apparent. Digital resources have demonstrated the potential to advance scholarly productivity, easily doubling research output in many fields within the next decade. These resources can also become primary resources for education, holding the potential for advances in life-long learning that have been sought for many years. But such progress will not be achieved without investment. This report details the nature of the federal investment required to sustain the pace of progress."
The report is online in PDF format at <http://www.sis.pitt.edu/~dlwkshop/report.pdf>.
The Disability Portfolio, twelve guides, published by the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council (MLA).
"In 2002, MLA initiated the two year Disability Action Plan (2002-2004), to meet the need for guidance identified in [a] national survey on access for disabled people to museums, libraries and archives commissioned by MLA, then Resource, in 2001....MLA has completed the production of all twelve guides of the Disability Portfolio. These were designed to meet the information needs expressed by museums, libraries and archives identified by the survey."
For more information, please see <http://www.resource.gov.uk/action/learnacc/00access_03.asp>.
Free Culture: How Big Media Uses Technology and the Law to Lock Down Culture and Control Creativity, Lawrence Lessig, published in hard copy by The Penguin Press, and available online under a Creative Commons license.
"In an experiment to see if 'exercising less control over at least some content is a better way to drive demand.' Lawrence Lessig, Stanford University has written a book that is both commercially published and is also available under a Creative Commons license, which allows downloading in a number of digital formats, printing, or sharing with others as stipulated in the terms of the CC license for the book."
For more information, please see <http://free-culture.org/freecontent/>.
University and Community Research Partnerships, a New Approach, Pew Partnership for Civic Change. Copyright University of Richmond, 2003.
"This 48-page report from the Pew Partnership for Civic Change Trust explores the possibilities of prolific partnerships to be forged between institutions of higher education and local community-based organizations. CBO's working in such areas of job training, commercial revitalization, youth mentoring, and job transportation may draw on the resources of higher education researchers, interns, and grant partners to facilitate one another's research and work goals."
Available in PDF format at <http://www.pew-partnership.org/pdf/UCRP_report.pdf>.
Museums and the Web 2004, Conference papers, published by Archives & Museum Informatics.
"The papers presented at Museums and the Web 2004 are now available on-line. Follow the links from the speakers list or click on any highlighted title in an Abstract to find the full paper text. A printed volume of selected papers is also available; see <http://www.archimuse.com/publishing/new.html> for details."
For more information about Museums and the Web and links to the conference papers, please see <http://www.archimuse.com/mw2004/speakers/index.html>.
Journal of Digital Information, Special issue on New Applications of Knowledge Organization Systems, (Volume 4, issue 4, March 2004).
"The Special issue Editors are Douglas Tudhope, University of Glamorgan, and Traugott Koch, Lund University. The Journal of Digital Information is a peer reviewed electronic journal published only via the Web. JoDI is currently free to users thanks to support from the British Computer Society and Oxford University Press."
The home page for the Journal of Digital Information is at <http://jodi.ecs.soton.ac.uk/>.
Choosing and Using Open Software, by Michelle Murrain (with Rich Cowan, Reuben Silvers, Anders Schneiderman, Amanda Hickman and Jamie McClelland), published by NOSI (Nonprofit Open Source Initiative).
From the Introduction to the guide: "In this primer, we examine how open source software is developed, how its costs and benefits are evaluated, how several nonprofits are using it today, and how you can take concrete steps to advance it in your organization. We also offer ideas on how to further advance the applicability of OSS to the nonprofit sector."
For more information, please see <http://www.nosi.net>.
JISC Strategy 2004 - 2006, Joint Information Systems Committee, March 2004.
From the Preface: "JISC is an international success story. In recent years it has established a world-class service for further and higher education and the research community in the UK. It has developed an advanced network, excellent services and a store of valuable content. Its last strategy included the successful introduction of SuperJANET 4, metropolitan area networks, managed learning environments, and the extension of the benefits of JISC into further education through our collaboration with the Learning and Skills Council."
"Our new strategy seeks to build on these achievements. Its first aim is to meet the challenge of keeping JISC at the forefront of ICT provision in further and higher education. In doing so, we shall follow the five objectives for JISC outlined by the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, Charles Clarke, at our conference in 2003:
For more information, please see <http://www.jisc.ac.uk/index.cfm?name=strategy_jisc_04_06>.
Digital Document Quarterly, Volume 3, Number 1, published by H.M. Gladney Consulting.
"This DIGITAL DOCUMENT QUARTERLY number begins a discussion of preserving office recordsa topic that requires different emphases than preserving cultural and scientific documents. It also examines one manifestation of the puzzlement some authors indicate about digital preservationpuzzlement that partly comes from inattention to obvious social and economic facts. It continues with several topics that I find amusing, and resumes the technology price watch that was omitted in DDQ 2(4)." Henry Gladney.
For more information, please see <http://home.pacbell.net/hgladney/ddq_3_1.htm>.
Measuring Research and Development Expenditures in the U.S. Economy: Interim Report (2004), Panel on Research and Development Statistics at the National Science Foundation, Lawrence D. Brown and Thomas J. Plewes, editors, National Research Council. Published by the National Academies Press.
"The Panel to Review Research and Development Statistics at the National Science Foundation was asked to look at the definition of R&D, the needs and potential uses of R&D data by a variety of users, the goals of an integrated system of surveys and other data collection activities, and the quality of the data collected in the existing surveys of the Division of Science Resources Statistics (SRS) of the National Science Foundation (NSF). This interim report presents the panel's findings and conclusions regarding the present array of surveys on matters of statistical accuracy and reliability as well as interim recommendations on near-term improvements that should be considered and could be implemented by NSF in developing plans and making resource decisions for the next several years."
To read the report online in HTML or PDF formats, please see <http://www.nap.edu/catalog/10963.html>.
Point to Point
"In February the CIT Infobits editor participated in 'Identity Abuse in Academe,' a symposium sponsored by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Internet and the Social Sciences Working Group (also known as Internet Impact). The symposium featured presentations and panel discussions on online identity, what constitutes identity abuse, and how to protect yourself from identity abuse....Since the symposium topic is of continuing interest, we will update the readings and resources section whenever new materials are available. If you come across items that would be useful additions to the webpage, contact Carolyn Kotlas at <email@example.com>."
For more information, please see <http://www.unc.edu/internetimpact/2004symposium/index.html>.
Infography, published by Fields of Knowledge
"This reference tool enables a student, librarian, or teacher to identify superlative sources of information about a subject of inquiry, viewed through the lens of expert opinion. The subject specialists who select the citations published in The Infography are professors, librarians, and other scholars who know the literature about their subjects of expertise, who know which information sources are seminal for research. The Infography (in-fóg-ra-phy) serves as the antidote to information overload and qualitatively suspect sources. It integrates citations to books, Internet sites, journal articles, and other sources that provide excellent information. Each subject entry in The Infography refers the learner to six highly recommended sources of information, and most subject specialists also include a longer list of other worthwhile sources for further research."
For more information, please see <http://www.fieldsofknowledge.com/infography.html>.
"The Internet is profoundly changing how scientists work and publish. New business models are being tested by publishers, including open access, in which the author pays and content is free to the user. This ongoing web focus will explore current trends and future possibilities. Each week, the website will publish specially commissioned insights and analysis from leading scientists, librarians, publishers and other stakeholders, as well as key links, and articles from our archive. All content is available free."
For more information, please see <http://www.nature.com/nature/focus/accessdebate/>.
Calls for Participation
Virtual Reference Desk (VRD) Conference, 8 - 9 November 2004, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. Call for papers. The submission date is 1 June 2004.
"The VRD conference explores all aspects of reference service in a broad range of contexts, including libraries and information centers, government, business, education, and other industry sectors or organizations. The theme of this year's conference, "Creating a Reference Future," emphasizes the rapid growth and changing nature of reference, as the latest technologies meld with traditional reference service to create dynamic new hybrids in information provision. Authors are encouraged to examine issues, identify practices, and propose organizational and technological systems, standards, and procedures that advance the state of reference librarianship as practiced in a variety of environments and mediums. Please note that the scope of this year's conference has been expanded to explore reference work in its entirety, and not just digital reference. Presenters will receive free registration for the conference."
For more information, please see <http://www.vrd.org/>.
ICDM 2004: The Fourth IEEE International Conference on Data Mining , 1 - 4 November 2004, Brighton, UK. Call for papers. The submission date is 1 June 2004.
"The 2004 IEEE International Conference on Data Mining (IEEE ICDM '04) provides a leading international forum for the dissemination of original research results in data mining, spanning applications, algorithms, software and systems. The conference draws researchers and application developers from a wide range of data mining related areas such as statistics, machine learning, pattern recognition, databases and data warehousing, data visualization, knowledge-based systems and high performance computing. By promoting high quality and novel research findings, and innovative solutions to challenging data mining problems, the conference seeks to continuously advance the state of the art in data mining. As an important part of the conference, the workshops program will focus on new research challenges and initiatives, and the tutorials program will cover emerging data mining technologies and the latest developments in data mining."
For more information, please see <http://icdm04.cs.uni-dortmund.de/>.
The 2004 International Conference on Machine Learning and Applications (ICMLA'04), 16 - 18 December 2004, Louisville, Kentucky, USA. Call for papers. The submission date is 4 June 2004.
" The aim of the conference is to bring researchers working in the areas of machine learning and applications together. The conference will cover both theoretical and experimental research results. Submission of machine learning papers describing machine learning applications in fields like medicine, biology, industry, virtual environments, game playing and problem solving is strongly encouraged. "
For more information, please see <http://www.cs.csubak.edu/~icmla/icmla04/>.
The 7th International Conference of Asian Digital Libraries (ICADL 2004), 13 - 17 December 2004, Shanghai, China. Call for papers. The submission date for abstracts is 10 June 2004.
"With the inauguration conference held in Hong Kong as the First Asia Digital Library Workshop in 1998, five subsequent conferences have been held sucessfully in other Asian cities of Teipei (1999), Seoul (2000), Bangalore (2001), Singapore City (2002) and Kuala Lumpur (2003) under the new name of the International Conference of Asian Digital Libraries (ICADL), drawing a great number of participants from both library community and IT community in Asia and the world as well....The scope of ICADL covers a variety aspects of digital library research and practice: theory,technology and issues."
For more information, please see <http://icadl2004.sjtu.edu.cn/>.
Request for Proposals for a National Research Study on the Future of Librarians in the Workforce, The Institute of Museum and Library Services Office of Library Services. The submission date is 15 June 2004.
"The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) invites proposals for a project to conduct a research study of the future of librarians in the workforce. There is a national need to identify the nature of anticipated labor shortages in the library and information science field that may result from the retirement of current workers over the next decade; to assess the number and types of library and information science jobs that will become available in the U.S. either because of retirement or of new job creation; and to determine the skills that will be required to fill such vacancies. There is also a need to develop effective approaches to recruiting and retaining workers to fill these positions. The primary focus of this research project is professional librarians (who possess master's degrees in library and/or information science, or who fill positions designated as professional). However, consideration should be given to related occupations such as library technician (not requiring a master's degree in library and/or information science) and faculty in graduate schools of library and information science (generally requiring a doctoral degree) in order to provide a more comprehensive perspective on the library workforce....Applicants may request up to $1,000,000 for this project. No cost sharing is required because the project meets the IMLS criteria for research. However, cost sharing will be considered as an evaluation factor. "
For more information, please see <http://www.imls.gov/whatsnew/current/040604a.htm>.
ETD 2004 Conference, 3 - 5 June 2004, Lexington, Kentucky, USA.
"The Seventh International Conference on Electronic Theses and Dissertations is organized by the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD). The NDLTD initiative is an open federation of 172 member universities and supporting organizations, including research institutions and private companies. NDLTD activities focus on universities, libraries, faculties and graduate students in order to support authoring, indexing, archiving, retrieving and dissemination of electronic theses and dissertations worldwide. NDLTD's goal is to improve graduate education by encouraging students to produce electronic documents, use digital libraries, and understand publishing issues."
For more information, please see <http://www.uky.edu/ETD/ETD2004>.
Canadian Association for Information Science/L'association canadienne des sciences d l'information (CAIS/ACSI) 2004 Annual Conference, 3 - 5 June 2004, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
"CAIS was incorporated in 1970 to promote the advancement of information science in Canada, and encourage and facilitate the exchange of information relating to the use, access, retrieval, organization, management, and dissemination of information."
"For more than a quarter of a century, Canadian information scientists and professionals have met to discuss the access, retrieval, production, value, use, and management of information. From those early days of examining computational ways of manipulating information through to investigations of information as communication, CAIS has provided a forum for presentation, discussion and debate."
For more information, please see <http://www.cais-acsi.ca/home.htm>.
Society for Scholarly Publishing Annual Meeting 2004, 2 - 4 June 2004, San Francisco, California, USA.
"Scholarly publishers today face a rapidly shifting socio-economic and technological climate. SSP's 26th annual meeting, 'Toward New Economies of Information Access,' features a program rich in coverage of the major transitional trends in scholarly communication. These include changes in researcher behavior, in business models, in discovery tools, in how information gets disseminated and preserved, and even in who serves as publisher."
For more information, please see <https://www.sspnet.org/public/articles/index.cfm?Cat=94>.
2004 (95th) SLA Annual Conferences, Special Libraries Association, 5 - 10 June 2004, Nashville, TN, USA.
"The Special Libraries Association will hold its 2004 Annual Conference in Nashville, TN, June 5 - 10. The Conference will create an environment for networking, communication, learning and other developmental opportunities for information professionals. Available sessions will highlight strategies used in organizations that reflect the Association's strategic planProfessionals Putting Knowledge to Work in the 21st Century. We will learn how our colleagues actually put knowledge to work in their organizations. "
For more information, please see <http://www.sla.org/nashville2004/index2.htm>.
JCDL 2004, Joint Conference on Digital Libraries, 7 - 11 June 2004, Tucson, Arizona, USA.
"The Joint Conference on Digital Libraries is a major international forum focusing on digital libraries and associated technical, practical, and social issues. JCDL encompasses the many meanings of the term "digital libraries," including (but not limited to) new forms of information institutions; operational information systems with all manner of digital content; new means of selecting, collecting, organizing, and distributing digital content; digital preservation and archiving; and theoretical models of information media, including document genres and electronic publishing."
For more information, please see <http://www.jcdl2004.org>.
The Electronic Media Group 2004 Meeting, 9 - 14 June 2004, Portland, Oregon, USA.
" Is progress being made in addressing the many preservation challenges posed by technology-driven cultural materials? The Electronic Media Group's special 2004 program, supported with a grant from The National Center for Preservation Technology and Training, will answer this question by focusing on the latest efforts underway. Participants will present case studies and other examples of methods applied for the purpose of extending the life of electronic art, multimedia, audiovisual materials, computer and video games and other interactive works and environments."
For more information, please see <http://aic.stanford.edu/sg/emg/portland2004.html>.
Colleges, Code, and Copyright, 10 - 11 June 2004, College Park, Maryland, USA.
"Higher education institutions are facing increasingly complex issues involved in the use of campus computer networks, the delivery of quality scholarly materials to faculty and students and securing information disseminated on campus. Colleges, Code, and Copyright is a two (2) day symposium that will focus on these and other issues that impact the delivery of quality copyrighted content in higher education."
"The symposium will frame the pertinent issues on the first day, then present and discuss possible solutions on the second day. Symposium participants will have the opportunity to discuss the issues/solutions with expert panelists and obtain position papers on the topics."
For more information, please see <http://www.umuc.edu/odell/cip/symposium/>.
ALLC/ACH-2004, Joint International Conference of the Association for Literary and Linguistic Computing and the Association for Computers and the Humanities, 11 - 16 June 2004, Göteborg, Sweden.
"The Annual Joint Conference of the ALLC and ACH is the oldest established international 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. It is the major showcase for projects combining humanities research with cutting-edge technology, and provides a wide forum for paper presentations, panel discussions, project reports and software demonstrations."
For more information, please see <http://www.hum.gu.se/allcach2004/AP/>.
SIGMOD/PODS '04, International Conference on Management of Data and Symposium on Principles Database and Systems, 13 - 18 June 2004, Paris, France.
"SIGMOD and PODS started out as separate conferences and joined in 1991. The registration process is common for both conferences and all registrants are invited to attend the social events. SIGMOD and PODS have separate program committees but registrants may attend any of the sessions - PODS or SIGMOD - during the six-day joint conference. Registrants are also encouraged to attend the affiliated workshops being held in association with the main conference."
For more information, please see <http://campus.acm.org/calendar/confpage.cfm?ConfID=2004-4400>.
The Digital Library and e-Publishing for Science Technology, and Medicine, International Ticer School 2004, 13 - 18 June 2004, Geneva, Switzerland.
"The course "The Digital Library and e-Publishing for Science, Technology, and Medicine" is designed for library managers, librarians, reference librarians, subject specialists, publishers and other information professionals in the fields of science, technology, and medicine (STM). Advanced libraries will mainly be addressed, without excluding the less technically advanced libraries."
For more information, please see <http://www.ticer.nl/04stm>.
International Conference on Virtual Communities, 14 - 15 June 2004, The Hague, The Netherlands.
"This is the seventh in the series of international conferences in the field of virtual communities organised by Infonortics. As with the conferences held 1998-2003, the content is eclectic - as befits the subject area. The rapidly growing impact of electronic communities now goes from bulletin boards to communities of practice, from weblogs to communities of interest, from collaboratories to learning communities. Interest and experimentation ranges from civic bodies to entrepreneurial companies, from educational groups to pressure groups. Everyone is on a learning curve, while every year reveals more applications and experimentation with social networks and social network architecture."
For more information, please see <http://www.infonortics.com/vc/index.html>.
Workshop on Emerging Technologies for Next generation GRID (ETNGRID-2004), 14 - 16 June 2004, Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy.
"The objective of this workshop is to gather researchers working on different emerging Grid computing aspects relevant to enterprise collaboration, covering issues ranging from the middleware layer to application development and user interaction. The goals of the workshop include (but are not limited to) discovering new application scenarios, proposing new programming abstractions and tools, identifying the challenging problem that still need to be solved, and reporting results and experiences gained by researchers in building Grid-based middleware, applications and alike."
For more information, please see <http://www.diit.unict.it/users/csanto/etngrid04/>.
2004 CLA, Canadian Library Association, 16 - 19 June 2004, Victoria, British Columbia, 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. It incorporates the CLA Annual General Meeting, in addition to the annual meetings of CLA divisions, committees, and interest groups. It features awards ceremonies to recognize the contributions of outstanding library leaders. A significant component of the conference continues to be the annual Trade Show and Exhibition."
For more information, please see <http://www.cla.ca/conference/conf.htm>.
2004 International Symposium on Technology and Society (ISTAS '04), 17 - 19 June 2004, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA.
"Conventional wisdom argues that the tightly-packed and demanding curricula of science, engineering, and management, along with the presumed lack of student (and perhaps faculty) interest in language and cultural studies, largely excludes these undergraduates from learning about cultures new to them. ISTAS'04 intends to challenge these assumptions by showing ways in which this 'conventional wisdom' about globalization and technological education is inadequate. Strands of the conference sessions will cover globalization as it applies to faculty, students, curriculum, employers and corporations, and foundations. Presentations will address curricular, administrative and institutional issues in globalizing the curriculum as well as such broader cultural concerns about globalization as sustainable development, technology policy, and multi-culturalism."
For more information, please see <http://www.wpi.edu/News/Conf/ISTAS>.
NASIG 2004 Annual Conference, Growth, Creativity, and Collaboration: Great visions on a Great Lake, North American Serials Interest Group, 17 - 20 June 2004, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.
"Each year in late May or early June NASIG holds an annual conference on a college campus in a different part of North America. The college campus venue encourages informal networking through communal meals and accommodations in dormitory settings. A variety of topics of interest to serialists are covered in the programs through plenary, concurrent and workshop sessions. "
For more information, please see <http://www.nasig.org/conference/nasig04.html>.
8th ELPUB Conference - Building Digital Bridges: Linking cultures, commerce and science, 23 - 26 June 2004, Brasilia, Brazil.
"The 8th ElPub attempts to keep the tradition of the seven previous international (annual) conferences on electronic publishing, held in the United Kingdom (1997and 2001), Hungary (1998), Sweden (1999), Russia (2000), the Czech Republic (2002) and Portugal (2003), which is to bring together researchers, lecturers, developers, industrials, businessmen, entrepreneurs, managers, users and all those interested on issues regarding electronic publishing in the most different contexts. These include human, cultural, economic, social, technological, legal, commercial and any other relevant aspect that such an exciting theme encompasses."
For more information, please see <http://www.elpub.net>.
Institutional Repositories and Their Impact on Publishing, 24 June 2004, London, United Kingdom.
"Institutional repositories (IRs) have been attracting increasing attention since the launch of MIT's Dspace in 2002. Their contentsjournal article eprints, theses, dissertations, datasets and other grey literatuteare generally freely available and they are seen by their advocates as a promising route to open access to scholarly research....[This conference] aims to go some way to answer this question by gathering together members of the publishing and higher education worlds to look at where the IR agenda is at present and how it is likely to develop, who is using IRs and how, and what the practical issues are for universities and publishers. "
For more information, please see <http://www.palsgroup.org.uk/>.
Joint Technical Symposium for Preservation of AV Materials, 24 - 26 June 2004, Toronto, Canada.
"Organized for the first time in 1983, JTS is the international meeting for organisations and individuals involved in the preservation and restoration of original image and sound materials. The international gathering brings together specialists of the audio-visual, cinema and sound heritage."
For more information, please see <http://www.jts2004.org/english/index_en.htm>.
American Library Association Annual Conference, 24 - 30 June 2004, Orlando, Florida, USA.
The 2004 annual conference of the American Library Association will take place in Orlando. The conference is preceded by numerous pre-conference events. Preliminary information is available at the ALA website and more will be added over the next few weeks.
For more information, please see <http://www.ala.org/ala/eventsandconferencesb/annual/an2004/home.htm>.
Informing Science + Information Technology Education Joint Conference, 25 - 28 June 2004, Rockhampton, QLD, Australia.
" The purpose of Informing Science is to encourage the sharing of knowledge and collaboration among the wide variety of fields that use information technology to inform clients. Here are some of these areas: Communications, Communicating Meaning, Community and Society, Computer Science, Data Communications, Distance Education, E-Commerce, Education, Government, Health Care, Medicine, History, Information Science & Library, Journalism, Justice and Law, Mathematics, Philosophical Issues, Psychology, Public Policy, Sociology, Technology, Working Together."
For more information, please see <http://2004.informingscience.org/>.
ICME 2004, IEEE 2004 International Conference on Multimedia and Expo, 27 - 30 June 2004, Taipei, Taiwan.
"The IEEE International Conference on Multimedia & Expo (ICME) is an annual joint activity of the Circuits and Systems Society, the Communications Society, the Computer Society, and the Signal Processing Society of IEEE. The past conferences were held in New York City, NY, USA (2000), Tokyo, Japan (2001), Lausanne, Switzerland (2002), and Baltimore, MD, USA (2003). This annual event brings together researchers, engineers, and students of more than 500 people each year, to discuss state-of-the-art research, technologies and applications in multimedia. In addition to paper presentations, the ICME'2004 features distinguished keynote speeches, tutorials, and poster presentations. Continuing the spirit of the conference series, the ICME'2004 will also host industrial exhibitions and academia research demonstrations."
For more information, please see <http://www.icme2004.org>.
Return on Investment for Libraries and Information Services, International Ticer School 2004, 28 - 29 June 2004, Tilburg University, The Netherlands.
"The course "Return on Investment for Libraries and Information Services" aims at those working in libraries and knowledge centres as directors, librarians, senior managers, deputy managers, department managers and at those aspiring to these positions."
"The course deals, in the most pragmatic and clearest fashion, with the issues of the organisational benefits from libraries or information services, expressed in Return on Investment, business case, fluctuating budgets, financial and functional models, and the activities and responsibilities connected to these topics. In two days, participants are actively introduced to, involved in, and brought up-to-date on the latest insights of these important management issues. A wide range of speakers ensures a varied and professional range of relevant expertise and experience from different industries."
For more information, please see <http://www.ticer.nl/04roi>.
8th ERCIM Workshop "User Interfaces For All", 28 - 29 June 2004, Vienna, Austria.
"The vision of User Interfaces for All advocates the proactive realisation of the "design for all" principle in the field of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), and involves the development of user interfaces to interactive applications and telematic services, which provide universal access and usability to potentially all users....In the tradition of its predecessors, this Workshop aims to consolidate recent work, and to stimulate further discussion, on the state of the art in User Interfaces for All, and its increasing range of applications in the emerging Information Society. "
For more information, please see <http://www.ui4all.gr/workshop2004/>.
(Unless otherwise noted, text above enclosed in quotation marks is quoted from the web sites for those items or events or from press releases received by D-Lib Magazine from the hosting or event-affiliated organizations.)
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