Self-Archiving and Journal Subscriptions: Co-existence or Competition? An international Survey of Librarians' Preferences, by Chris Beckett and Simon Inger, Scholarly Information Strategies Ltd. © 2006 Publishing Research Consortium, October 2006.
From the Summary to the study: "A major study of librarian purchasing preferences has shown that librarians will show a strong inclination towards the acquisition of Open Access (OA) materials as they discover that more and more learned material has become available in institutional repositories. The study, which took the form of conjoint and attitudinal surveys, shows that librarians are very sensitive to quality, content cost, the version of the content and how immediately the content is made available. Overall the survey shows that a significant number of librarians are likely to substitute OA materials for subscribed resources, given certain levels of reliability, peer review and currency of the information available. This last factor is a critical one resources become much less favoured if they are embargoed for a significant length of time."
For more information, please see <http://www.publishingresearch.org.uk/prcweb/PRCWeb.nsf/homepages/Research+Reports!OpenDocument>. A PDF format version of the study is at <http://www.publishingresearch.org.uk/prcweb/PRCWeb.nsf/
Gowers Review of Intellectual Property, United Kindom © Crown copyright 2006. Published December 2006.
From the "Executive Summary" to the Review: "In response to the profound global changes affecting the IP system, the Chancellor of the Exchequer commissioned this Review in the 2005 Pre-Budget Report. The Review was charged with examining all the elements of the IP system, to ensure that it delivers incentives while minimising inefficiency. Its terms of reference were to consider:
For more information, please see a press release about this report at <http://www.hm-treasury.gov.uk/pre_budget_report/prebud_pbr06/press_notices/
prebud_pbr06_pressgowers.cfm>. The report is available in PDF format at <http://www.hm-treasury.gov.uk/media/583/91/pbr06_gowers_report_755.pdf>.
European Digital Library Initiative: High Level Expert Group (HLG) - Copyright Subgroup Interim Report, Europa Information Society. October 16, 2006.
"The Copyright Subgroup presented to the High Level Expert Group on Digital Libraries an interim report (PDF file) covering in particular the three following issues: orphan works, out of print works and digital preservation. The report proposes a series of concrete measures to be implemented by or with the direct involvement of the stakeholders (mainly publishers, libraries, archives, collecting societies, Member States)."
For more information, please see <http://europa.eu.int/information_society/activities/
The Internet as a Resource for News and Information about Science, by John B. Horrigan, Associate Director, Pew Internet and American Life Project, November 20, 2006.
"Fully 87% of online users have at one time used the internet to carry out research on a scientific topic or concept and 40 million adults use the internet as their primary source of news and information about science."
For more findings and a link to the report, please see <http://www.pewinternet.org/PPF/r/191/report_display.asp>.
Web Archiving, Masanès, Julien (Ed.) 2006, VII, 234 p., 28 illus., Hardcover ISBN-10: 3-540-23338-5, ISBN-13: 978-3-540-23338-1. (This book is not available for viewing online.)
"Julien Masanès, Director of the European Archive, has assembled contributions from computer scientists and librarians that altogether encompass the complete range of tools, tasks and processes needed to successfully preserve the cultural heritage of the Web. This book serves as a standard introduction for everyone involved in keeping alive the immense amount of online information, and it covers issues related to building, using and preserving Web archives both from the computer scientist and librarian viewpoints."
For more information (including table of contents and sample chapter) please see <http://www.springer.com/3-540-23338-5>.
International Journal of Digital Curation, Volume 1 2006, ISSN: 1746-8256.
"The IJDC is published by UKOLN at the University of Bath and is a publication of the Digital Curation Centre. The IJDC is entirely devoted to papers, articles and news items on curation of digital objects and related issues. The journal is published in electronic form, two times a year."
For more information, please see <http://www.ijdc.net/ijdc/issue/current>.
Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, Number 48. Fall 2006.
"ISTL publishes substantive material of interest to science and technology librarians. It serves as a vehicle for sci-tech librarians to share details of successful programs, materials for the delivery of information services, background information and opinions on topics of current interest, to publish research and bibliographies on issues in science and technology libraries, and to communicate in more depth than the STS-L mailing list."
For more information, please see <http://www.istl.org/>.
eLearn Magazine, ACM.
"eLearn Magazine is published by ACM, a not-for-profit educational association serving those who work, teach, and learn in the various computing-related fields....eLearn is ACM's first Web-only publication. It will build on ACM's reputation by serving as the most accurate and unbiased source for news, information, and opinion on the now-flourishing field of online education and training. It also offers a community hub for e-learning professionals on the Web, providing a wealth of public forums for the free exchange of ideas."
For more information, please see <http://www.elearnmag.org/>.
Point to Point
Presentations from the Workshop on Electronic Publishing and Open Access, held 2 - 3 November 2006, Bangalore, India.
"The Indian Academy of Sciences, the Indian Institute of Science and the M S Swaminathan Research Foundation came forward to hold a two-day workshop on electronic publishing and open access: developing country perspectives. They have long been interested in bringing together policymakers of the three leading developing countries of the world, viz. China, India and Brazil, with a view to discussing and evolving a common developing world strategy for open access." Presentations from the workshop are now available at the workshop web site.
For more information, please see <http://www.ncsi.iisc.ernet.in/OAworkshop2006>.
Calls for Participation
Symposium on Information Management in the Changing World, 24 - 26 October 2007, Ankara, Turkey. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 31 January 2007.
"aims to bring together both researchers and practitioners to discuss the current information management issues, and present ideas, theories, approaches and methods to tackle them. Main topics of the Symposium are as follows:
For more information, please see <http://www.sempozyum2007.hacettepe.edu.tr/english/index.php>.
International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems and Web Technologies (EISWT-07), 9 - 12 July 2007, Orlando, Florida, USA. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 1 February 2007.
"EISWT is an important event in the areas of Enterprise Information Systems as well as Web Technologies. The conference will be held at the same time and location where three other major events will be taking place....The scope of the conference includes all areas of web technologies and all areas of enterprise information systems and their combinations."
For more information, please see <http://www.promoteresearch.org/2007/eiswt/index.html>.
The 26th International Conference on Computer Safety, Reliability and Security, 18 - 21 September 2007, Nuremberg, Germany. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 2 February 2007.
"SAFECOMP covers the state of the art, experiences and trends in the areas of safety, reliability and security regarding critical computer applications. SAFECOMP offers a platform for knowledge and technology transfer between academia, industry, research institutions and licensing bodies; provides ample opportunity to exchange insights and experience on emerging methods and practical applications across the borders of different disciplines; and is open to multidisciplinary work enhancing our understanding across diverse disciplines."
For more information, please see <http://www11.informatik.uni-erlangen.de/safecomp2007/index.html>.
EDUCAUSE 2007 Annual Conference, 23 - 26 October 2007, Seattle, Washington, USA . Call for papers. The submission deadline is 6 February 2007.
"Focused on the theme 'Information Futures: Aligning Our Missions,' the diverse program offers a variety of ways to gather information, meet with peers in the higher education IT community, and hear from leading figures in the field including preconference seminars; track and poster sessions; small group meetings; and corporate exhibits, presentations, and workshops."
For more information, please see <http://www.educause.edu/11215>.
K-CAP 2007: The Fourth International Conference on Knowledge Capture, 28 - 31 October 2007, Whistler, British Columbia, Canada. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 7 February 2007.
"The Fourth International Conference on Knowledge Capture, K-CAP 2007 will feature invited Talks, Technical Papers, Posters and Demos on a range of topics including:
For more information, please see <http://www.csd.abdn.ac.uk/kcap07/>.
Twenty-Sixth Annual ACM SIGACT-SIGOPS Symposium on Principles of Distributed Computing (PODC 2007), 12 - 15 August 2007, Portland, Oregon, USA. Call for papers. The submission deadline for abstracts is 12 February 2007.
" PODC is a conference that focuses on research in the theory, design, specification and implementation of distributed systems. PODC is sponsored by ACM, SIGACT, and SIGOPS....PODC solicits papers on all areas of distributed systems. We encourage submissions dealing with any aspect of distributed computing, including theory and practice. The common goal is to shed light on the principles of distributed computing."
For more information, please see <http://www.podc.org/podc2007/>.
CITOT 2007 - Conference on Information Technology, Organisations and Teams, 19 - 20 May 2007, Lisbon, Portugal. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 15 February 2007.
"The functioning of organizations and teams in a business environment is possible by adequate use of Information Technology. The evolution of Web technologies, small display devices as well as mobile and groupware systems is transforming interaction between people either in working or in entertainment environments." This conference will address issues related to these issues.
For more information, please see <http://atlo.itml.org/citot2007/>.
ETD 2007: 10th International Symposium on Electronic Theses and Dissertations, 13 - 16 June 2007, Uppsala, Sweden. Call for papers. The final deadline for submission of abstracts of papers and posters is 15 February 2007.
"This meeting offers scope for an exchange of experience and consolidation of cooperation in the field of electronic theses and dissertations at local, national and international levels. Under the general theme 'Added Value for E-theses', ETD 2007 is organised around two main themes: 'Integrating ETDs with institutional processes and practices' and 'Value added services'."
For more information, please see <http://epc.ub.uu.se/etd2007/>.
National Awards for Museum and Library Service, Institute of Museum and Library Services. Call for nominations. The submission deadline is 15 February 2007.
"The National Award for Museum and Library Service honors outstanding institutions that make significant and exceptional contributions to their communities. Selected institutions demonstrate extraordinary and innovative approaches to public service, exceeding the expected levels of community outreach and core programs generally associated with its services....The main qualification for selection is community service, as demonstrated by the institution's ongoing commitment, at every level, to its community."
For more information, please see <http://www.imls.gov/about/awards.shtm>.
Thirteenth ACM SIGKDD International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (KDD), 12 - 15 August 2007, San Jose, California, USA. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 23 February 2007.
"During the past years, the ACM SIGKDD conference has established itself as the premier international conference on knowledge discovery and data mining with an attendance of 600-900 people. To continue with this tradition, the thirteenth ACM SIGKDD conference will provide a forum for researchers from academia, industry, and government, developers, practitioners, and the data mining user community to share their research and experience. The SIGKDD conference will feature keynote presentations, oral paper presentations, poster presentations, workshops, tutorials, and panels, as well as the KDD Cup competition. KDD-2007 will also award scholarships to selected students to help defray the cost of participating in the conference."
For more information, please see <http://www.acm.org/sigs/sigkdd/kdd/2007/>.
The 30th Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference, 23 - 27 July 2007, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Call for posters. The submission deadline is 25 February 2007.
"SIGIR is the major international forum for the presentation of new research results and the demonstration of new systems and techniques in the field of information retrieval."
For more information, please see <http://www.sigir2007.org/>.
SEDE-2007: ISCA 16th International Conference on Software Engineering and Data Engineering, 9 - 11 July 2007, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 26 February 2007.
"The 16th SEDE Conference seeks high quality submissions in all areas of Software Engineering (SE) and Data Engineering (DE). This year the conference puts special emphasis on the impact of parallel computing on software engineering and data engineering. Applied case studies will report on exemplary solutions deployed in industries like automotive, aerospace, telecommunications and finance. In the SE section particular emphasis will be placed on techniques for software specification and design of software/hardware components and the modeling of system architectures. In the DE section, the emphasis this year is on high performance algorithms that learn patterns from large volumes of data, learn and predict events, adapt to situations, rationalize, provide autonomous control, and assist in executive decision-making."
For more information, please see <http://www.isca-hq.org/ISCAconf.html>.
TCEA Educational Technology Research Symposium, 5 - 6 February 2007, Austin, Texas, USA.
"The Texas Computer Education Association (TCEA) announces its first annual Educational Technology Research Symposium. The event will provide a venue for educational technology researchers to present formal papers in educational technology areas. The registration fee for the Symposium also will entitle Symposium registrants to attend the TCEA Annual Convention and Exposition, Into the Next Dimension, February 7 - 9, 2007 at no extra cost."
For more information, please see <http://www.tcea.org/symposium/>.
13th International Symposium on High-Performance Computer Architecture, 10 - 14 February 2007, Phoenix, Arizona, USA.
"The International Symposium on High-Performance Computer Architecture provides a high quality forum for scientists and engineers to present their latest research findings in this rapidly changing field."
For more information, please see <http://www.ece.arizona.edu/~hpca/>.
Scientific Publishing in the European Research Area: Access, Dissemination and Preservation in the Digital Age, 15 - 16 February 2007, Brussels, Belgium. (Participation is limited. Please register early.)
"The goal of the conference is to bring together stakeholders concerned with access, dissemination and preservation issues in connection with scientific publication and data in an effort to provide policy options for scientific publishing under FP7 and in the European Research Area. Both the Commissioner for Science and Research, Mr. Potocnik and the Commissioner for Information Society and Media, Ms. Reding will be speaking at the event."
For more information, please see <http://ec.europa.eu/research/science-society/page_en.cfm?id=3459>.
IADIS International Conference Applied Computing 2007, 17 - 20 February 2007, Salamanca, Spain.
"The IADIS Applied Computing 2007 conference aims to address the main issues of concern within the applied computing area and related fields. This conference covers essentially technical aspects. The applied computing field is divided into more detailed areas."
For more information, please see <http://www.computing-conf.org/>.
IADIS International Conference Web Based Communities 2007, 18 - 20 February 2007, Salamanca, Spain.
"The mission of this conference is to publish and integrate scientific results and act catalytically to the fast developing culture of web communities. The conference invites original papers, review papers, technical reports and case studies on WWW in particular the emerging role of so-called WWW-Based Communities."
For more information, please see <http://www.webcommunities-conf.org/>.
International Conference on Semantic Web and Digital Libraries (ICSD 2007), 21 - 23 February 2007, Bangalore, India.
"The Documentation Research and Training Centre (DRTC), Indian Statistical Institute (ISI), Bangalore, has a long research interest in knowledge organization techniques including its seminal contribution in the form of Prof. S.R. Ranganathan's faceted approach to classification. In recent times DRTC has applied the classical theory to practical modeling in the area of Information Retrieval. The team at DRTC has experimented with application of Artificial Intelligence (AI) techniques in IR and has demonstrated systems in automatic classification and indexing. With this experience and as part of the Indian Statistical Institute Platinum jubilee celebrations, DRTC/ISI announces this International conference on Semantic Web and Digital Libraries. The objective is to bring together the best expertise in the areas of Semantic Web and Digital Libraries from leading initiatives worldwide."
For more information, please see <http://drtc.isibang.ac.in/icsd/>.
Electronic Resources & Libraries 2007, 22 - 24 February 2007, Atlanta Georgia, USA.
"Electronic Resources & Libraries is both a virtual community and a physical conference. The ideas behind ER&L came from the results of a survey sent out to librarians on the Electronic Resources In Libraries listserv in July 2005. The results indicated a need to look more closely at the state of electronic resources in libraries and to create a community of professionals from various backgrounds and approaches to get a grasp of issues surrounding the changes made in libraries in the digital age. The ER&L conference will be the first step to building a shared understanding about the unique medium of electronic resources and management and developing a supportive community for dissemination of basic practices and latest developments in the field. "
For more information, please see <http://www.electroniclibrarian.org/>.
2007 Code4Lib Conference, 28 February - 2 March 2007, Athens, Georgia, USA.
"Code4lib 2007 is...a loosely structured camp/conference for library technologists to commune, gather/create/share ideas and software, be inspired, and forge collaborations."
For more information, please see <http://www.code4lib.org/2007>.
(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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