Evaluating and Improving Undergraduate Teaching in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, Prepublication Version Available for Online Reading, Committee on Recognizing, Evaluating, Rewarding, and Developing Excellence in Teaching of Undergraduate Science, Mathematics, Engineering, and Technology, Marye Anne Fox and Norman Hackerman, Editors, National Research Council, The National Academies Press
"Economic, academic, and social forces are causing undergraduate schools to start a fresh examination of teaching effectiveness. Administrators face the complex task of developing equitable, predictable ways to evaluate, encourage, and reward good teaching in science, math, engineering, and technology."
"Evaluating, and Improving Undergraduate Teaching in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics offers a vision for systematic evaluation of teaching practices and academic programs, with recommendations to the various stakeholders in higher education about how to achieve change."
For further information, please see <http://www.nap.edu/catalog/10024.html?onpi_topnews_111302>.
Making the Nation Safer: The Role of Science and Technology in Countering Terrorism, Committee on Science and Technology for Countering Terrorism, National Research Council, The National Academies Press
"Vulnerabilities abound in U.S. society. The openness and efficiency of our key infrastructures - transportation, information and telecommunications systems, health systems, the electric power grid, emergency response units, food and water supplies, and others - make them susceptible to terrorist attacks. Making the Nation Safer discusses technical approaches to mitigating these vulnerabilities."
The book covers a broad range of areas, in each of which are "recommendations on how to immediately apply existing knowledge and technology to make the nation safer and on starting research and development programs that could produce innovations that will strengthen key systems and protect us against future threats. The book also discusses issues affecting the government's ability to carry out the necessary science and engineering programs and the important role of industry, universities, and states, counties, and cities in homeland security efforts."
"A long term commitment to homeland security is necessary to make the nation safer, and this book lays out a roadmap of how science and engineering can assist in countering terrorism."
For further information, please see <http://www.nap.edu/catalog/10415.html?onpi_topnews090902>.
The NINCH Guide to Good Practice in the Digital Representation and Management of Cultural Heritage Materials, by the Humanities Advanced Technology and Information Institute (HATII), University of Glasgow, and the National Initiative for a Networked Cultural Heritage (NINCH)
"Early developers of digital resources often had little thought for how their projects might dovetail with others. Today many of these projects suffer from this lack of forethought; they cannot be extended for broader use, they cannot be built upon by others and the chances are slim that they will survive into the future. More recently, the cultural community has begun to realize the importance of applying technical and information standards intelligently and consistently. The use of such standards not only adds longevity and scalability to the project's life cycle, but also enables an ever widening public to discover and use its digital resources."
"One of the goals of this Guide to Good Practice is to show the critical importance for the community of moving beyond the narrow vision of these early project-based enthusiasts and thinking through what is needed to establish sustainable programs."
For further information, please see <http://www.nyu.edu/its/humanities/ninchguide/>.
IMS Guidelines for Creating Accessible Learning Technologies, IMS Global Learning Consortium and WGBH Boston
A "collaboration among international players in the online learning field has resulted in a set of guidelines to educate the eLearning community about the challenges that people with disabilities face in accessing online education, and to provide solutions and resources to solve them."
The guidelines (http://ncam.wgbh.org/salt) are expected to be a valuable resource for "a broad range of stakeholders in online education, including educators providing online learning materials, developers of learning software such as learning management systems and educational software, and educational publishers, content authors, authoring tool developers and parents, advocates and students with disabilities themselves."
The guidelines include "principles for accessibility in online learning, accessible delivery of text, audio, images and multimedia, using XML for accessibility, and legal issues for accessible distance learning. Developers, including educators, will find methods for developing a wide range of accessible tools including:
For further information, please see <http://ncam.wgbh.org/news/pr_09192002.html>.
Video Streaming: A Guide for Educational Development, Click and Go Video Project
"Click and Go Video [has] produced a free guide to aid non-technical and technical individuals through the decisions and processes needed to produce good learning and teaching video that is suitable for broadcasting on the web."
"The principles of this Guide are derived from the Click and Go Video Project (funded by JISC from August 2000 to July 2002). The project set out to investigate the information, instructional material and framework required to enable the pedagogically sound use of video within a learning environment. This included the integration of archived moving images, locally produced video and web resources together with asynchronous and synchronous communications tools."
For further information, please see <http://www2.umist.ac.uk/isd/lwt/clickgo/the_guide/the_guide.htm>.
DPC/PADI What's new in digital preservation, No. 3 (July 2002-October 2002), Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) and Preserving Access to Digital Information (PADI)
What's new in digital preservation is "a regular summary of selected recent activity in the field of digital preservation compiled as a joint service between the DPC and Preserving Access to Digital Information (PADI) gateway." It covers:
For further information, please see <http://www.dpconline.org/graphics/whatsnew/index.html>.
A Survey of Information Technology Vendors, public draft-extracts prepared by Philip Lord, The Digital Archiving Consultancy, for The Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC)
"This study was conducted between late July to early October 2002 in furtherance of the Digital Preservation Coalition's (DPC) aim of working with industry, and followed a forum held in June 2002 with a cross section of industry on future research and development for digital asset preservation."
"The survey's objectives were:
For further information, please see <http://www.dpconline.org/graphics/reports/>.
The Internet Goes to College: How Students are Living in the Future with Today's Technology, Steve, Jones, Pew Internet & American Life Project.
"The Pew Internet & American Life Project...create[s] and fund[s] original, academic-quality research that explores the impact of the Internet on children, families, communities, the work place, schools, health care and civic/political life. The Project aims to be an authoritative source for timely information on the Internet's growth and societal impact, through research that is scrupulously impartial."
"The goal of this study was to learn about the Internet's impact on college students' daily lives, and to determine the impact of that use on their academic and social routines."
For further information, please see <http://www.pewinternet.org/reports/toc.asp?Report=71>.
Institutional Repositories - Part One (Overview and Organizational Issues) and Part Two (Functionality and Technical Issues), Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) Fall 2002 Task Force Meeting Project Briefings, Joseph Branin, Mackenzie Smith, Thornton Staples, and Eric Van de Velde
"Part One: Overview and Organizational Issues - Institutional repository initiatives attempt to capture, structure, make accessible, and preserve a variety of digital products of institutional intellectual productivity, such as e-prints, datasets that underlie published research results, electronic theses and dissertations, large image collections, and courseware. Undertaking an institutional repository project requires developing a vision, defining the scope of the project, choosing technologies, and promoting the initiative to potential contributors. At this point in time, institutional repository projects are "works in progress." Four institutions with leading edge implementations of institutional repositories will describe their projects and some key organizational issues in this session. A subsequent session will cover functionality and technical issues."
"Part Two: Functionality and Technical Issues - Institutions face many issues when they plan and implement institutional repositories, collections of the digital products of intellectual productivity. Leaders of four pioneering projects gave an overview of their initiatives in the previous briefing. In this session, they will focus on the functionality they are seeking in the software they are implementing. They will also describe the technical environment in which they are working and the challenges presented by the types of digital content that they must incorporate into the repository and preserve for the long term."
For further information, please see <http://www.cni.org/tfms/2002b.fall/projects.html>.
Preservation of e-Learning Materials and Cost Models for Digital Preservation, 15 October, 2002, a Forum by the Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC)
"This was the fourth forum held by the Digital Preservation Coalition. The Forums aim to share experience from leading projects with DPC members organisations and to address topical issues in digital preservation. With the growth of distance learning and an increasing effort to digitise collections and package them for use in education in school, colleges, and universities, developing digital repositories and standards for managing learning objects are growing issues. The first session of the day focused on repositories and preservation of e-learning and leading initiatives in the field. The second session in the afternoon addressed cost models for digital preservation and speakers from industry and the public sector covered approaches and different aspects of digital preservation costs."
For further information, please see <http://www.dpconline.org/graphics/events/index.html#elearning>.
Personalisation and Digital Libraries, seminar presentations, The Open University, 18 October 2002
"Personalisation developments, including the design of personal profiles, use of tracking data etc., began with online commerce and the need for one-to-one relationships with customers in the early 1990s, but how can they be applied in the context of digital libraries? Digital library 'visits' can be personalised - users will make personal selections of library objects, which will be available on their next visit, links and objects can be updated through recommender system integration with the online library catalogue and other systems and there is scope to create individualised workspace."
A result of a new research program into personalised library environments based on their respective projects, PESIC (Universitat Oberta de Catalunya) and the MyOpenLibr@ry (The Open University), the seminar intended to provide attendees with "the opportunity to learn from other researchers and institutions, which have implemented MyLibrary examples, developed personalisation and gateway tools and investigated the usability aspects."
For further information, please see <http://library.open.ac.uk/aboutus/myolib/seminar_presentations.htm>.
Point to Point
International Conference on Scientific Electronic Publishing in Developing Countries, Presentations, 30 September - 2 October 2002, Valparaiso, Chile
"The Conference aim[ed] to work on new opportunities for the strengthening of developing countries scientific communication, which are being opened by the electronic publishing and the widening of the international scientific communication...The program consist[ed]of lectures and panel presentations. Invited speakers [shared] with all of us their experiences and ideas." The official language [was] English with translation into Spanish.
The conference was jointly organised by the:
For further information and access to the presentations and detailed press releases, please see <http://www.icsep.info/icsep/presentation.htm>.
Thesauri and Controlled Vocabularies, National Library of Canada
"The resources in this section are directed at persons interested in improving the organization and retrieval of information. Classification, thesauri and controlled vocabularies are used to classify and describe information resources, thereby permitting concepts within a particular field of knowledge to be represented in a standard manner that reduces ambiguity for users."
Separated into four interest areas, this resource offers:
For further information, please see <http://www.nlc-bnc.ca/8/4/r4-280-e.html>.
EDUCAUSE 2002: Juggling Opportunities in Collaborative Environments, Proceedings and PostConference Materials, 1 - 4 October 2002, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
"Whether or not you attended EDUCAUSE 2002, you may be interested in resources from the conference. These include presentation materials (PowerPoint presentations, PDF files, and others) from the conference sessions, audio tapes of the sessions, all four issues of the daily newspaper, and a photo gallery. More resources will be added as we receive them, so if you don't find what you're looking for, check back."
For further information, please see <http://www.educause.edu/conference/e2002/postcon_resources.asp>.
The Publishers' Workspace "was created to support the exchange of ideas and to facilitate communication before and after the NSF/NSDL Workshop: Establishing Relationships between Educational Publishers and the NSDL. This site will be regularly updated with information and documents from the workshop, so check back often."
The following sections provide detailed information as described:
For further information, please see <http://publishers.comm.nsdlib.org/>.
New Copyright Law for Distance Education: The Meaning and Importance of the TEACH Act, American Library Association
"On November 2nd, 2002, the 'Technology, Education and Copyright Harmonization Act' (the TEACH Act), part of the larger Justice Reauthorization legislation (H.R. 2215), was signed into law by President Bush...TEACH redefines the terms and conditions on which accredited, nonprofit educational institutions throughout the U.S. may use copyright protected materials in distance education-including on websites and by other digital means--without permission from the copyright owner and without payment of royalties."
"The new law offers many improvements over the previous version of Section 110(2), but in order to enjoy its advantages, colleges, universities, and other qualified educational institutions will need to meet the law's rigorous requirements. Educators will not be able to comply by either accidental circumstances or well-meaning intention. Instead, the law calls on each educational institution to undertake numerous procedures and involve the active participation of many individuals."
"This paper principally summarizes the new standards and requirement established by the TEACH Act...This paper accordingly isolates the various requirements and benefits of the new law and organizes them in a manner that may be helpful to educators and others seeking to understand and comply with the law. This paper will also suggest strategies and implementation methods that an educational institution may choose to follow. In general, this paper will outline the benefits of the TEACH Act and organize the law's requirements into three groups of duties that may be assigned to three divisions within a college or university for implementation: duties of institutional policymakers; duties of information technology officials; and duties of faculty members or other instructional staff. In this multifaceted process, librarians will also find an important role."
For further information, please see <http://www.ala.org/washoff/teach.html>.
Calls for Participation
National Award for Library Service, Institute of Museum and Library Services. Call for Nominations. Email request for nomination information must be received by 15 January and the deadline for submission of all materials is 15 February 2003.
"The Institute of Museum and Library Services announces the 2003 competition for the National Award for Library Service, which honors outstanding American libraries that have made extraordinary contributions to their communities." Nominations are sought for libraries demonstrating "exemplary and innovative approaches to public service, reaching beyond the expected levels of community outreach and core programs generally associated with library services. The principal criterion for selection is the library's systematic and ongoing commitment to public service through exemplary and innovative programs and community partnerships."
"Nominations should describe the library's goal in serving the community, the target population served, the community partnerships and activities undertaken to achieve the goal, describe the outcomes of the activities, and how this community service will continue in the future."
For additional information, please see <http://www.imls.gov/grants/library/lib_nals.htm>.
National Award for Museum Service, Institute of Museum and Library Services. Call for Nominations. Email request for nomination information must be received by 15 January and the deadline for submission of all materials is 15 February 2003.
"The Institute of Museum and Library Services announces the 2003 competition for the National Award for Museum Service, which honors outstanding American museums that have made extraordinary contributions to their communities."
"The principal criterion for selection is the museum's commitment to public service through exemplary and innovative programs and community partnerships. Nominations should describe the museum's goal in serving its community, the target population served, the community partnerships and efforts undertaken to achieve the goal, the outcome of these efforts during the last 2-3 years, and projections for future efforts in this area."
"Achievements that might be highlighted include programming that demonstrates how the museum has attracted new audiences; innovative programming which addresses current, social, economic, or environmental issues; positive effects of the museum's collaboration with other institutions in the community."
For additional information, please see <http://www.imls.gov/grants/museum/mus_nams.asp>.
Can there be a Social Movement Informatics?, 29 April 2003, Leeds, United Kingdom. Call for Papers and Presentations. The deadline for submission is 31 January 2003.
"Over the last two decades, the rapid spread of low cost ICT, and most particularly of the Internet, has opened up a range of opportunities for a range of socially-oriented movements and organisations. For example, women's, human rights, community, labour and more recently anti-globalisation and global justice groups are all developing ways of using ICT to further social ends, as have others with less desirable ends such as US hate groups and a variety of cults. Over a similar period, research into the use of information and information systems has highlighted the importance of social and organisational context in influencing patterns of technology use and development."
"The purpose of this workshop is to examine the idea of a 'social movement informatics', and explore whether it constitutes a distinct area of study analogous with, for example, health informatics, community informatics or environmental informatics. We seek to address questions such as: Do the various contexts, values and ways of working of social movements have enough in common with each other, and distinctiveness from the business-oriented mainstream of much informatics research, to warrant specific study? What are the distinguishing features of a social movement informatics? What are the main current topics of interest in such a social movement informatics?"
"We are inviting authors to submit papers or presentations for discussion. Suggested topics may include, but are not limited to:
"The workshop is being organised by...the Social Movement Informatics Research Group - a nascent group of researchers, from the School of Information Management, Leeds Metropolitan University."
For additional information, please see <http://www.uib.no/mailman/private/newmedia-ann/2002-December/000778.html>.
IMLS Seeks Proposals To Conduct a National Study of Users and Potential Users of Online Information, Institute of Museum and Library Services. Call for Project Proposals. The deadline for submission is 1 February 2003.
"The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) invites proposals for a project to conduct a large national study of the information needs and expectations of users and potential users of online information, and of the impacts of having such information. Online information includes but is not limited to information that is currently available online through libraries, museums and other cultural heritage institutions, and the Internet. The study will include a survey of user needs, which should include both current and potential user segments for online information, including students at all levels, teachers, parents, researchers, and other categories of adults. The project will be carried out in collaboration with IMLS. IMLS intends to make a single award for this project."
"IMLS wishes the study to provide data and recommendations about:
For additional information, please see <http://www.imls.gov/whatsnew/current/120602-2.htm>.
Hypertext 2003, Fourteenth International ACM Conference on Hypertext and Hypermedia, 26 - 30 August 2003, Nottingham, United Kingdom. Call for Papers. The deadlines for submission are:
Hypertext 2003 "will explore the many dimensions of linking information for human communication, whether in literary texts, semantic knowledge bases, multimedia presentations, web sites, documents, films or multimedia databases. These are just a selection of the stored forms of information being investigated by researchers from diverse disciplines around the world. From the World Wide Web to online documentation aboard aircraft carriers and from distance-learning degree programs to interactive entertainment, hypertext and hypermedia have been transforming our world. The ACM Hypertext Conferences are international conferences on hypertext and hypermedia, and have brought scholars, researchers, authors, critics and poets together with practitioners from a diverse array of disciplines-including computing, literature, law, art, medicine, business, journalism, philosophy, psychology and engineering to consider the form, role, and impact of hypertext and hypermedia."
"Hypertext 2003 will continue to provide an environment where attendees can exchange and discuss ideas on hypermedia, as well as its design and use in a variety of domains, while also considering the transformative power of hypermedia and its ability to potentially alter the way we read, write, argue, work, exchange information, or entertain ourselves. Hypertext 2003 welcomes discussions from designers and users of hypermedia applications and works in academia, business, entertainment, and industry. Here attendees can discuss all aspects of hypermedia, ranging from navigational aids, time, and infrastructures to digital libraries, interactive literature, virtual and augmented reality environments, gaming, human-computer interaction, software engineering, computer-supported collaborative work, and, of course, the World Wide Web."
"Original contributions on the following topics are encouraged as submissions to the conference.
For additional information, please see <http://www.ht03.org/>.
2003 NASIG Annual Awards, North American Serials Interest Group. Call for Applications. The deadline for submission is 15 February 2003.
NASIG "is an independent organization that promotes communication, information, and continuing education about serials and the broader issues of scholarly communication. NASIG welcomes anyone interested in the serials information chain."
Fritz Schwartz Serials Education Scholarship: $2500 scholarship.
"NASIG and the Serials Industry Systems Advisory Committee (SISAC) team up each year to award a $2500 scholarship to a library science graduate student who demonstrates excellence in scholarship and the potential for accomplishment in a serials career. The purpose of the scholarship is to advance the serials profession by providing an aspiring library student who has prior serials experience with enhanced educational opportunities."
Marcia Tuttle International Grant: $2000 grant and a one year NASIG membership.
"The grant will provide funding for an individual working in any area of the serials information chain to foster international communication and education through activities such as but not limited to research, collaborative projects, job exchanges, and presentation of papers at conferences. Applicants may be either North American serialists seeking funding for appropriate overseas activities or serialists outside North America seeking funding for appropriate activities in North America."
NASIG Horizon Award: 2003 NASIG Annual Conference registration, housing, and travel costs and one year NASIG membership.
"The purpose of the NASIG Horizon Award is to advance the serials profession by providing promising new serialists with the opportunity to accelerate their knowledge and understanding of serials by networking and interacting with a wide range of dedicated professionals working in all segments of the serials information chain. The award provides the recipient(s) with a firsthand introduction to NASIG by sponsoring attendance at the NASIG annual conference. NASIG will pay for all conference registration, housing, and travel costs. In addition, to encourage active participation in NASIG, the recipient(s) will receive a year's free membership in NASIG and will be invited to serve on a NASIG committee the year following the award. One award will be given in 2003."
NASIG Conference Student Grant: Expenses for travel, registration, meals, and lodging to attend the 2003 NASIG Annual Conference.
"NASIG is currently seeking candidates for grants to attend the Eighteenth Annual Conference to be held at Portland State University in Portland, Oregon, on June 26-29, 2003...Through the granting of these awards, NASIG desires to encourage participation in this information chain by students who are interested in pursuing some aspect of serials work upon completion of their professional degrees. Each year the annual conference is held on a different college or university campus, where the various segments of the serials community (including publishers, vendors, and librarians) meet in an informal setting to network and share information. The conference includes the presentation of papers, panels, workshops, tours, and social events."
For additional information, please see <http://www.nasig.org/award/index.htm>.
Steven I. Goldspiel Memorial Research Fund, Special Libraries Association (SLA). Call for Applications. The deadline for submission is 17 February 2003.
"In the age of knowledge-based organizations, all professions are placing greater emphasis on identifying core competencies and basing decision making on sound evidence of what works. As the product of systematic study and experimentation, research and its publication in peer-reviewed sources continue to be the primary evidence-based resources for professionals who claim to practice in a scientific manner. This approach is most evident in the natural and life sciences; however, many professions are now developing strong evidence bases that practitioners can share and apply. Accordingly, in June, 2001, the SLA Board of Directors adopted a new Research Statement, Putting OUR Knowledge to Work based on the concept of evidence-based practice. This approach encourages the creation of new evidence through the Goldspiel research grant and other initiatives to make research central to the practice of special library and information management."
"This evidence-based approach should be the key emphasis in applications for SLA's annual Goldspiel Research Award Program. For special librarians, evidence-based practice refers to consciously and consistently making professional-level decisions that are based on the strongest evidence of what would work best for their clients. The areas in which decisions are made in library and information practice are cited in SLA's Competencies for Special Librarians of the 21st Century and include: selection and acquisition of information resources, methods of information access, selection and use of information technologies, and management of library and information services. Action research techniques that special librarians can use to build their own evidence base include: benchmarking, program evaluation, quality management, performance measurement, identifying best practices, and operations research."
"The Research Fund is an endowment and projects are funded solely from investment income generated by the Fund. Recent awards have been close to $20,000, though projects with smaller budgets are also encouraged. The purpose of the Fund is to support projects which promote research on and advancement of library sciences, in particular focusing on projects which address the goals identified in the SLA Research Statement."
For additional information, please see <http://www.sla.org/content/memberservice/researchforum/goldspiel/index.cfm>.
8th Interlending and Document Supply International Conference - Breaking barriers: reaching users in a digital world, 28 - 31 October 2003, Canberra, Australia. Call for Papers. The deadline for submission is 21 February 2003.
"Interlending and document supply is one of the cornerstones of any library's operations. The continuing development of technology and the increasing use of electronic publications make this an exciting time for the international community to come together to discuss the delivery of quality services to users."
"The conference theme, Breaking Barriers: reaching users in a digital world, provides a discussion point for information professionals to contribute new ideas and explore the future options with colleagues and vendors...The Program Committee is calling for papers which present innovative ideas, results of research, practical advice and case studies on all aspects of interlibrary loans and document supply. Generally presentations will last for 20 minutes with 10 minutes for questions. We also welcome panel discussions and poster papers."
Topics of particular interest are:
For additional information, please see <http://www.nla.gov.au/ilds/index.html>.
RENCON, a Workshop on Methods for Automatic Music Performance and Their Applications in a Public Rendering Contest, held at the 18th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI), 11 August 2003, Acapulco, Mexico. Call for Musical Contest Participants and Paper Submissions. The deadline for application is 1 March 2003.
"What is Rencon? How would you like being able to create your own music either for entertainment, business, or for an artistic presentation? How do you evaluate your work especially when you create music by using software tools? RENCON (Performance Rendering Piano Contest) is a landmark project for evaluating performance rendering systems."
The goal of Rencon is "to foster research on computational models of and methods for the generation of expressive musical performances. The workshop associated with a musical contest provides a forum for presenting and discussing the latest research in automatic performance rendering and, more generally, computer-based music performance research."
"The IJCAI-03 Rencon workshop builds upon the ICAD 2002 Rencon (1st) and FIT 2002 Rencon (2nd) workshops, where we had musical contests as well as an invited talk and technical presentations."
For additional information, please see <http://shouchan.ei.tuat.ac.jp/~rencon/IJCAI-03/>.
Indian Journal of Library and Information Science (IJLIS). Call for Contributions.
The Indian Library, Information Science and Knowledge Management Association (ILISKMA) is a national, independent, non governmental organization representing the interests of library and information devices and their users. It is the national voice of the library and information professionals in India. As the official organ of ILISKMA, IJLIS mainly discuss the issues related to Computerized Library Management, Books, Book Publishing Houses of different subjects and specialties, Library Automation Research Agencies and Literacy Mission in India.
ILISKMA invites contributions to IJLIS. In addition to reading about IJLIS's recent accomplishments in "From the Editor's Desk", review the abstracts of articles published in the current issue.
For additional information, please see <http://www.ijlis.com/>.
Getting a Handle on Federal Information: Persistent Identification Using Handles® - A CENDI Workshop, 29 January 2003, Bethesda, Maryland, USA.
As the federal government moves to break down information stovepipes in the interest of electronic government and homeland security, CENDI, the STI Federal Managers' Group, is hosting a one-day workshop on persistent identification using Handles®. Persistent digital identifiers are key to the integration of, access to, and long-term preservation of digital information. These identifiers are permanently assigned to the digital object and are retained, even if the physical location of the object changes. This system, which was originally funded through federal contracts, is the basis for commercial publishing approaches such as the Digital Object Identifier and CrossRef. This workshop will focus on traditional and non-traditional uses. Federal implementers of Handles will discuss their applications. The workshop will end with a discussion of Handles as a component of an infrastructure for federal digital information management, integration and preservation.
The workshop is intended for information managers, webmasters, content developers/managers, information architects, technical developers, librarians and archivists.
Date: Wednesday, January 29, 2003
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.(Registration begins at 8:30.)
Place: Lister Hill Auditorium, Building 38A, National Library of Medicine, 8600 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, Maryland
Sponsors: CENDI Content Management and Access and Education and Training Working Groups. Support provided by the Defense Technical Information Center and the National Library of Medicine.
Registration: Registration fee: $25 in advance via check to Information International Associates, Inc. or via credit card (Visa, Mastercard, or American Express only). Registration can be made online at http://www2.infointl.com/registration/handles.html>. Credit card information must be supplied via fax to (865) 481-0390 (Attn:Susanne Dupes).
For further information, visit the Events Page on the CENDI Web site at <http://www.dtic.mil/cendi> or call Susanne Dupes, Information International Associates, (865) 481-0388 (ext. 120) or e-mail <email@example.com>.
Bobcatsss 2003, 3 - 4 February 2003, Torun, Poland.
"Bobcatsss is an annual symposium for information specialists organised by nine European universities. The universities have in common that they educate in the field of Library and Information Education and Research under the umbrella of EUCLID (European Association for Library and Information Education and Research). The name BOBCATSSS is an acronym describing the university network. The letters stand for the first letters of city names of the related universities: Budapest, Oslo, Barcelona, Copenhagen, Amsterdam, Tampere, Stuttgart, Szombately, Sheffield.
This year the main topic is Information Policy and the European Union and submissions addressing the following topics were invited.
"This year's symposium is aiming for a high amount of interactive behaviour between participants. We think workshops are the way to achieve this. Therefore, we strongly recommend[ed] our speakers organise workshops instead of lectures. In this way, we hope to enhance the exchange of knowledge between the participants. Target groups of the Bobcatsss-Symposiums are information specialists, students, and professors in the field of Library and Information Education and Research, employees of libraries and information departments."
For more information, please see <http://www.bobcatsss.com/>.
CALIBER-2003: Mapping Technology on Libraries and People (MTLP), 10th National Convention for Automation of Libraries in Education and Research Institutes, INFLIBNET. The conference dates and location changed to 13 - 15 February 2003, Ahmedabad, India.
"Organised annually by the INFLIBNET Centre, CALIBER is an acronym for Convention on Automation of Libraries in Education and Research Institutions."
With the theme of Mapping Technology on Libraries and People, the objectives of CALIBER-2003 are to:
For additional information, please see <http://www.inflibnet.ac.in/calibers/caliber03.html>.
FESABID 2003: 8th Jornadas Españolas de Documentación and DOCUMAT 2003, Spanish Federation of Archives, Libraries and Documentation Associations (FESABID), 6 - 8 February 2003, Barcelona, Spain.
"In recent years information has become a key element in all professional activities. The future of all types of organisations - public and private alike - and their success at being competitive, will depend upon an effective and efficient handling of information resources, regardless of whether these originate in internal or external sources."
"The objective of the Jornadas is to offer a forum for communication and debate among professionals who are experts in information/knowledge management as well as in information/communications technologies. The conference programme covers such topics as information service quality, the impact of information technologies on organisations, knowledge management in the corporate and public sectors, copyright, administrative transparency, etc."
"The DOCUMAT trade exhibit, to be open to the public for the first time, will offer up-to-date information on the most recent advances in products and services of relevance to the library/information community. The exhibits can be directed at registered attendees as well as at the public at large, thus permitting exhibitors to expand the audience that they choose to target through their own promotional efforts."
"An attendance of approximately 700 professionals is expected at the conference, representing a broad range of institutionscorporate, public, and university libraries; public administration information centres; archives, etc.on both a national and an international level."
For additional information, please see <http://www.fesabid.org/barcelona2003/>.
eLearninternational 2003, 9 - 12 February 2003, Edinburgh, United Kingdom.
"eLearninternational 2003 is [a] 'must attend' Global eLearning event of 2003. The non-vendor led conference is the destination for Company Directors, Government Officials, Academia and Practitioners to network, debate and listen to the world's foremost eLearning authorities on its impact on business and global skills development."
For additional information, please see <http://www.elearninternational.co.uk/>.
Management Program, Educause, 9 - 13 February 2003, Palm Springs, California, USA.
"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."
General Sessions are:
Topic Sessions include:
For additional information, please see <http://www.educause.edu/conference/inst/m031/about.asp>.
IT in Higher Education: Mobilizing the Mission, Educause, 19 - 21 February 2003, Dallas, Texas, USA.
"The theme of the 2003 conference is IT in Higher Education: Mobilizing the Mission. As an IT professional in higher education, you're challenged with balancing the demands of technology with the unique mission of your institution. Don't miss this chance to build the skills and vision you need to maintain this balance (whether your institution is large or small, public or private) -- and also to build a successful and fulfilling career...Whether your focus is administrative services, information resources, teaching and learning, technology infrastructure, or management within higher education, you will find opportunities to learn, share, and connect with others in your field and from your part of the country."
"At the center of the conference are its practical 'how-to' sessions that offer valuable, region-specific information and ideas to help you manage and lead IT at your institution. The sessions follow four key themes:
For additional information, please see <http://www.educause.edu/conference/swrc/2003/>.
ICDAT2002: International Conference on Digital Archive Technologies 2002, 19 - 20 December 2002, Taipei, Taiwan. For additional information, please see <http://www.iis.sinica.edu.tw/ICDAT02/>.
2003 LITA National Forum: Putting Technology Into Practice, 1 October 2003, Norfolk, Virginia, USA. Call for Proposals. The deadline for submission is 21 December 2002. For additional information, please see <http://www.lita.org/forum03/propcall.html>.
Knitting web linkages, a PAKDD03 Workshop, Seventh Pacific-Asia Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining, 30 April - 2 May 2003, Seoul, Korea. Call for Extended Abstracts. The deadline for submission is 25 December 2002. For additional information, please see <http://aitrc.kaist.ac.kr/~pakdd03/>.
IATUL 24th Annual Conference, Libraries and Education in the Networked Information Environment, 2 - 5 June 2003, Ankara, Turkey. Call for Papers and Posters. The deadline for submission is 1 January 2003. For additional information, please see <http://www.lib.metu.edu.tr/iatul03/>.
EUNIS 2003, 9th International Conference of European University Information Systems, Beyond the network: Innovative IT Services, 2 - 4 July 2003, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Call for Papers. The deadline for submission of abstracts is 1 January 2003. For additional information, please see <http://www2.ic.uva.nl/eunis2003/>.
ICICTE 2003, 4th International Conference on Information Communication Technologies in Education, 3 - 5 July 2003, Samos Island, Greece. Call for Plenary Sessions Papers. The deadline for submission is 6 January 2003. For additional information, please see <http://www.ineag.gr/ICICTE/>.
HICSS-36, Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, 6 - 9 January 2003, Big Island, Hawaii, USA. For additional information, please see <http://www.hicss.hawaii.edu/>.
ACRL 11th National Conference, Association of College & Research Libraries, 10 - 13 April 2003, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA. Call for Roundtable Proposals. The deadline for submission is January 7, 2003. For further information, please see <http://www.ala.org/acrl/charlotte/program/deadlines.html>.
e-Society 2003, International Association for Development of the Information Society (IADIS), 3 - 6 June 2003, Lisbon, Portugal. Call for Papers. The deadline for submission is 8 January 2003. For additional information, please see <http://www.iadis.org/es2003/>.
LIDA 2003, WWW and information retrieval & WWW and libraries, 26 - 30 May 2003, Dubrovnik and Mljet, Croatia. Call for Papers, Workshops, Demonstrations and Posters. The deadline for submission is 10 January 2003. For additional information, please see <http://knjiga.pedos.hr/lida/>.
JCDL 2003, Joint Conference on Digital Libraries, 27 - 31 May 2003, Houston, Texas, USA. Call for Papers. The deadline for submission is 13 January 2003. For more information, please see <http://www.jcdl.org/>.
ETD 2003, Sixth International Symposium On Electronic Theses and Dissertations, Next Steps - Electronic Thesis and Dissertations Worldwide, 21 - 24 May 2003, Berlin, Germany. Call for Papers. The deadline for submission is 15 January 2003. For more information, please see <http://www.hu-berlin.de/etd2003/>.
Fellowship for the Americas: Program Application to attend the IFLA 2003 Conference, 1 - 9 August, 2003, Berlin, Germany. Call for Application. The deadline for submission is 15 January 2003. For more information, please see <https://cs.ala.org/ifla/>.
CAIS/ACSI 2003, Bridging the Digital Divide: Equalizing Access to Information and Communication Technologies, 30 May - 1 June 2003, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Call for Papers. The deadline for submission is 15 January 2003. For additional information and submission details, please see <http://www.cais-acsi.ca/papers2003.htm>.
ELPUB 2003, 7th International Conference on Electronic Publishing, 25 - 28 June 2003, Guimarães, Portugal. Call for Papers. The deadline for submission of abstracts is 15 January 2003. For additional information, please see <http://piano.dsi.uminho.pt/elpub2003/>.
Maintaining Momentum and Making Progress, 2nd Annual EDUCAUSE Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference for Information Technology Professionals in Higher Education, 15 - 17 January 2003, Baltimore, Maryland, USA. For additional information, please see <http://www.educause.edu/conference/marc/2003/>.
ALA 2003 Annual Conference, 19 - 25 June 2003, Toronto, Canada. Call for Poster Sessions. The deadline for submission is 17 January 2003. For more information, please see <http://www.cla.ca/conference/cla_ala2003/poster_sessions.htm>.
11th Information Online Conference and Exhibition, Information Specialists Group of the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA), 21 - 23 January 2003, Sydney, Australia. For additional information, please see <http://www.alia.org.au/conferences/online2003/>.
Open Access to Scientific and Technical Information: State of the Art and Future Trends, 23 - 24 January 2003, Paris, France. For additional information, please see <http://www.inist.fr/openaccess/index_en.php>.
IASSIST 2003, Strength in Numbers: Co-operating for a Better Tomorrow, International Association for Social Science Information Service and Technology, 27 - 30 May 2003, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Call for Papers. The deadline for submission is 24 January 2003. For additional information, please see <http://iassist2003.ssc.uwo.ca/>.
ASIST 2003 Annual Meeting, 20 - 23 October 2003, Long Beach, California, USA. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 28 January 2003. For additional information, please see <http://www.asis.org/Conferences/AM03/am03cfp.html>.
NLII Annual Meeting: Teaching, Learning, Technology, and the New Academy, 26 - 28 January 2003, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. For additional information, please see <http://www.educause.edu/nlii/meetings/nlii031/>.
ACM SIGIR 2003, 28 July - 1 August 2003, Toronto, Canada. Call for Papers. The deadline for submission of research papers is 31 January, 2003. For more information, please see <http://www.sigir2003.org/>.
DL2003, 19th Annual Conference on Distance Teaching and Learning, 13 - 15 August 2003, Madison, Wisconsin, USA. Call for Proposals. The deadline for submission is 31 January, 2003. For additional information, please see <http://www.uwex.edu/disted/conference/>.
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