Effective Security Practices Guide, an EDUCAUSE/Internet2 Computer and Network Security Task Force Project. Project Coordinator: Eoghan Casey (EDUCAUSE).
"This resource is being created to provide practical approaches to preventing, detecting, and responding to security problems in a wide range of higher education environments. This online service is designed with colleges and universities in mind, balancing our need for security with the need for an open, collaborative networking environment."
For more information, please see <http://www.educause.edu/security/guide>.
2003 OCLC Environmental Scan: Pattern Recognition, OCLC Online Computer Library Center, January 2004.
"The 2003 OCLC Environmental Scan: Pattern Recognition report was produced for OCLC's worldwide membership to examine the significant issues and trends impacting OCLC, libraries, museums, archives and other allied organizations, both now and in the future. The scan provides a high-level view of the information landscape, intended both to inform and stimulate discussion about future strategic directions."
For more information, please see <http://www.oclc.org/info/escan/e/>.
OSI EPrints Handbook, Version 0.91, Open Society Institute.
"This handbook is provided by a grant from the Open Society Institute and provides guidance to researchers and their managers who are considering adopting an EPrints server to improve their research impact."
For more information, please see <http://software.eprints.org/handbook/>.
Feasibility and Requirements Study on Preservation of E-Prints. Report Commissioned by the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC), October 2003.
"This Requirements and Feasibility Study on Preservation of E-Prints...[provides] recommendations for further research and the development of services and tools to support the long-term preservation of UK e-print content, in the context of the JISC Information Environment (IE) and the JISC Continuing Access and Digital Preservation Strategy 2002-5."
The report is available in PDF format at <http://www.jisc.ac.uk/uploaded_documents/e-prints_report_final.pdf>.
Virtual Communities and Collaboration in the Heritage Sector, DigiCULT Thematic Issue 5, published by the DigiCULT Forum.
"Heritage institutions might benefit from fostering virtual communities related to core activities such as exhibitions, educational programmes or in support of scholarly work. DigiCULT experts discuss how virtual communities will broaden the reach, value and relevance of cultural heritage."
For more information, please see <http://www.digicult.info/downloads/digicult_thematicissue5_january_2004.pdf>.
CNI Executive Roundtable on Institutional Repositories: Summary Report, Coalition for Neworked Informaion (CNI), January 2004.
"The CNI Executive Roundtable is an opportunity for roughly ten institutional teams composed of paired senior library and information technology leaders to hold a focused discussion on a topic of current interest...The topic for the December 8, 2003 Roundtable was institutional repositories."
For more information, please see <http://www.cni.org/projects/execroundtable/fall2003summary.html>.
"No nation can afford to be without access to a credible, independent science and technology (S&T) research capacity that would help it to develop informed policies and take effective action. This report from the IAC addresses nations' need to build S&T capacity."
For more information, please see <http://www.interacademycouncil.net/>.
Science, Technology and Innovation for the 21st Century. Meeting of the OECD Committee for Scientific and Technological Policy at Ministerial Level, 29-30 January 2004 - Final Communique, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), January 30, 2004.
"The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Committee for Scientific and Technological Policy met at Ministerial level on 29 - 30 January 2004...In their discussions, Ministers devoted much attention to three issues that are high on the science and innovation policy agendas of OECD countries: 1) promotion of stronger relationships between science and innovation systems, including the changing role of intellectual property rights in stimulating knowledge creation and diffusion; 2) ensuring sustained development of human resources in science and technology; and 3) global-scale issues that call for enhanced international co-operation in science and technology."
For more information, please see <http://www.oecd.org/document/
DOI and Handle Factsheet, International DOI Foundation (IDF), February 2004.
"A new series of DOI Factsheets has been launched on the DOI website. The first, "DOI and Handle" analyses the differences between DOI and the underlying Handle technology in an easy-to-understand format, pointing out the nine key areas where DOI adds features and value to the best infrastructure component available today for managing digital objects." [From DOI News, February 2004].
For more information about DOI's, please see <http://www.doi.org>; for more information about the Handle System®, see <http://www.handle.net>; and for the "DOI and Handle" factsheet, see <http://www.doi.org/factsheets/040128DOIHandle.pdf>.
Resource Disability Guides, Numbers 5 - 8, Museums, Libraries and Archives Council (MLA), January 2004.
"The Disability Portfolio is a collection of 12 guides on how best to meet the needs of disabled people as users and staff in museums, archives and libraries. It gives invaluable advice, information and guidance to help overcome barriers and follow good practice. Guides 5, 6, 7 and 8 of the Disability Portfolio give valuable advice to customer and service providers on: Disability Discrimination Act; Inclusive Information, Using Technology; and Access on a Shoestring."
For more information, please see <http://www.resource.gov.uk/information/publications/00pubs.asp>.
2003 in Review: DRM Technology, Bill Rosenblatt, DRM Watch, December 31, 2003.
This article is by Bill Rosenblatt, Editor of DRM Watch. "DRM Watch analyzes the latest developments in the emerging field of Digital Rights Management...to help IT managers be prepared to make decisions that will affect the intellectual property of their corporations."
For more information, please see <http://www.drmwatch.com/drmtech/article.php/3294391>.
Point to Point
Information Professional, Content Manager: Achala Munigal.
"Information Professional started in April 1999 (online in January 2004) and deals with LIS related information and services." Some of the resources are available free of charge and others incur a cost.
For more information about Information Professional and other resources at the Information Professional site, please see <http://www.information-professional.com/ip/about.htm>.
Information Infrastructure: Backing Australia's Ability - Digital Objects Respository Management Forum, 29 - 30 May 2003, Sydney, Australia.
Presentation slides are now available from the Forum, which was "part of a consultative process...undertaken by the Higher Education Information Infrastructure Implementation Steering Committee and [sought] to provide an opportunity for exploring the potential value and role of institutional repositories [and] discussing common issues related to repositories of digital objects acquired or created by universities including: access management, eprints, electronic publishing, digital theses, metadata, resource discovery, GRID technologies [and more]."
For more information, please see <http://www.library.usyd.edu.au/dest/forum.html>.
Virtual Reference Desk (VRD) 2003 Online Proceedings. Proceedings of the VRD Conference held 17 - 18 November 2003, San Antonio, Texas, published by the Information Institute of Syracuse.
"The VRD 2003 Online Proceedings offers presentations, handouts, models, papers, and other materials presented at the VRD 2003 Digital Reference Conference in San Antonio, TX, on November 17 - 18, 2003. Other papers not appearing in this online proceedings will be published in a print publication entitled Rounding Out the Reference Experience: Integrating Theory and Practice to be published by Neal-Schuman Publishers, Inc. in 2004."
For more information, please see <http://www.vrd2003.org/proceedings/index.cfm>.
Speakers' Survey of Top Distance Education Issues, from the web site for the Annual Conference on Distance Teaching and Learning.
Each year the speakers from the upcoming conference, as well as speakers from previous conferences are asked to respond to a survey about top issues facing distance education and eLearning professionals. Their responses are found at the Annual Conference on Distance Teaching and Learning web site.
To see the results of the survey, please go to the conference web site at <http://www.uwex.edu/disted/conference/> and click on the link "Annual Speaker Survey".
Calls for Participation
The 32nd Research Conference on Communication, Information and Internet Policy, 1 - 3 October 2004, Arington, Virginia, USA. Call for papers. The submission date is 31 March 2004.
"The TPRC (Telecommunications Policy Research Conference) hosts this annual forum for dialogue among scholars and decision-makers from the public and private sectors who are engaged in communication and information policy. The purpose of the conference is to acquaint policymakers with the best of recent research and to familiarize researchers with the knowledge needs of policymakers and industry."
For more information, please see <http://www.tprc.org/TPRC04/call04.htm>.
National Leadership Grants for Library-Museum Collaborations, Call for proposals. The deadline for submission is 1 April 2004.
"This program supports three funding categories for libraries, three for museums, and one for joint library-museum partnerships...The joint category, Library-Museum Collaboration, supports innovative projects that model how museums and libraries can work together to expand their service to the publicwith emphasis on serving the community, using technology, or enhancing education."
For more information, please see <http://www.imls.gov/grants/l-m/l-m_lead.asp>.
IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence 2004, 20 - 24 September, Beijing, China. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 4 April 2004.
"Web Intelligence (WI) has been recognized as a new direction for scientific research and development to explore the fundamental roles as well as practical impacts of Artificial Intelligence (AI) (e.g., knowledge representation, planning, knowledge discovery and data mining, intelligent agents, and social network intelligence) and advanced Information Technology (IT) (e.g., wireless networks, ubiquitous devices, social networks, wisdom Web, and data/knowledge grids) on the next generation of Web-empowered products, systems, services, and activities. It is one of the most important as well as promising IT research fields in the era of Web and agent intelligence."
For more information, please see <http://www.comp.hkbu.edu.hk/WI04/>.
European Conference on Digital Libaries (ECDL 2004), 12 - 17 September 2004, Bath, United Kingdom. Call for papers. The deadline for submission is 5 April 2004. (The submission deadline for Posters and Demonstrations is 19 May 2004.)
"ECDL 2004 is the 8th in the series of European Digital Library Conferences. ECDL has become the major European forum focusing on digital libraries and associated technical, organisational and social issues....ECDL 2004 welcomes contribution and participation from scholars, researchers, practitioners and policy makers across the range of disciplines related to the development of the digital library in its widest sense."
For more information, please see <http://www.ecdl2004.org/>.
Brick and Click Libraries Symposium, 22 October 2004, Maryville, Missouri, USA. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 22 April 2004.
"Brick and Click Libraries Symposium is a one-day conference that focuses on the duality of providing library resources and services for students who are physically on campus and those who are virtually on campus. It is sponsored by librarians at Northwest Missouri State University to offer academic librarians a means to share practical information."
For more information, please see <http://www.nwmissouri.edu/library/pr/symposium/>.
ISMIR 2004: 5th International Conference on Music Information Retrieval, 10 - 14 October 2004. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 26 April 2004.
"The annual ISMIR Conference is the first established international forum for those involved in work [regarding] accessing digital musical materials. It reflects the tremendous growth of music-related data available either locally or remotely through networks and the consequent need to search this content and retrieve music and musical information efficiently and effectively."
For more information, please see <http://ismir2004.ismir.net/>.
3rd WSEAS Interaion Conference, 12 - 14 October 2004, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 30 April 2004.
"The conference is composed of a Symposium on Information Security, a Symposium on Hardware/Software Codesign, and a Symposium on Comuter Networks."
For more information, please see <http://www.worldses.org/conferences/2004/brazil/iscoco/main.htm>.
4th Indian Conference on Computer Vision, Graphics and Image Processing, 16 - 18 December 2004, Kolkata, India. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 30 April 2004.
"The Indian Conference on Computer Vision, Graphics and Image Processing (ICVGIP) is being organized every two years since 1995 by premier academic institutions and Research and Development laboratories. The objective of the conference is to bring together researchers in the academic institutions and R&D Laboratories working in the above fields and to use this as a forum to exchange views and ideas in these topics of current research."
For more information, please see <http://www.cse.iitb.ac.in/icvgip/>.
The 19th CODATA International Conference - The Information Society: New Horizons for Science, 7 - 10 November 2004, Berlin, Germany. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 1 May 2004.
"CODATA 2004 is the first major international conference designed specifically to address all facets of how the Information Society is creating new and unprecedented horizons for science...The Conference features keynotes talks, plenary lectures and contributed paper sessions that provide new and important insights about the Information Revolution and its impact on science."
For more information, please see <http://www.codata.org/04conf/index.html>.
DC-2004 International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications, 11 - 14 October 2004, Shanghai, China. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 1 May 2004.
"DC-2004the fourth in a series of conferences previously held in Tokyo, Florence, and Seattlewill examine a broad range of metadata applications, especially with a view towards improving interoperability across boundaries of language, culture, and communities of practice. Tutorials will provide an introduction to metadata for non-experts."
For more information, please see <http://dc2004.library.sh.cn/english/cfp>.
6th Annual State GILS Conference, 31 March - 3 April 2004, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA.
"The State GILS Conference occurs annually as an opportunity for states to discuss projects and research to help the public find state government information, regardless of format. The conference covers diverse topics including tools and systems for providing access, methods to describe information, research and projects to preserve digital materials, and efforts at marketing and collaboration."
For more information, please see <http://statelibrary.dcr.state.nc.us/digidocs/ConfWeb/Conf1.html>.
Museums and the Web: MW2004, 1 - 3 April 2004 (pre-conference workshops 31 March 2004), Arlington, Virginia, USA.
"The formal program at MW2004 includes plenary sessions, parallel sessions, museum project demonstrations, dozens of commercial exhibits, full-day and half-day pre-conference workshops, and one-hour mini-workshops combined with a day-long usability lab, a design "crit room", and the Best of the Web awards."
For more information, please see <http://www.archimuse.com/mw2004/index.html>.
26th European Conference on Information Retrieval, 5 - 7 April 2004, Sunderland, United Kingdom.
"The British Computer Society's Information Retrieval Specialist Group's annual European Conference on Information Retrieval (ECIR'04) is the main European forum for the presentation of new research results in the field of Information Retrieval."
For more information, please see <http://ecir04.sunderland.ac.uk/>.
Joint CoFHE / UC&R Study Conference 2004, 5 - 8 April 2004, Durham, United Kingdom
"Personal, professional and service effectiveness are increasingly important. Library and information services across the broad educational spectrum have to continuously prove their contribution to the teaching and learning process. Justifying expenditure on resources, staffing and services is an art when, increasingly, these resources, staff and services are under threat. The Conference theme of Effectiveness will be explored through three sub themes: Strategic Issues; Personal Skills; and Curriculum Issues. A fourth strand, Current Hot Topics will pick up emerging issues nearer, and during, the Conference itself."
For more information, please see <http://www.cilip.org.uk/groups/cofhe/conference2004.html>.
12th NASA Goddard, 21st IEEE Conference on Mass Storage Systems and Technologies, 13 - 16 April 2004, College Park, Maryland, USA.
"Development of commodity-priced storage solutions, coupled with high performance, inexpensive networking technology, has led to the deployment of very large, globally-distributed mass storage systems. Soon, systems scaling to thousands of sites, each holding billions of objects, including terabyte or larger objects, will be common. As solutions are found that provide global access and delivery, problems of long-term stewardship are exacerbated. [This conference] examines solutions for these problems."
For more information, please see <http://storageconference.org/2004/>.
Electronic Resource Preservation and Access Network (Erpanet) Workshop, Audit and Certification in Digital Preservation, 14 - 16 April 2004, Antwerpen, Belgium.
"The workshop will explore the purposes of audit and certification and examine their use within digital preservation. Issues will include: the implementation of audit frameworks and standards; corporate roles and responsibilities; and experiences of audit (financial management, government, and information systems)."
For more information, please see <http://www.erpanet.org/>, and click on the link for "Notices".
Search Engine Meeting 2004, 19 - 20 April 2004, The Hague, The Netherlands.
"The Search Engines Meetings bring together commercial search engine developers, academics and corporate professionals to learn from each other."
For more information, please see <http://www.infonortics.com/searchengines/>.
Computers, Freedom and Privacy Conference, 20 - 23 April 2004, Berkeley, California, USA.
"CFP2004 will explore the most important issues facing the Internet and freedom, including: the role of technology in providing national security and preserving individual privacy and freedom in the post-9-11 world; the impact of new legal and technical developments on the Internet's utility as a medium for disseminating and archiving information, interacting with individuals, and culture; the role of computer and telecommunications technologies in the political process, and much, much more."
For more information, please see <http://cfp2004.org/>.
Buying & Selling eContent , 25 - 27 April 2004, Scottsdale, Arizona, USA.
"The executive-level conference program is purpose-built to connect all the players in the content industryfrom content creators to desktop usersand challenge and enable them to communicate with each other. Working daytime sessions, organized roundtable discussions, networking breakfasts and lunches, open-air receptions, and evening dinners under the stars combine for a power-packed, 3-day program of events. Casual discussions and personal connections add to the value gained from speakers, panelists, and attendees in the sessions and around the conference tables."
For more information, please see <http://www.buy-sell-econtent.com/>.
Second Nordic Conference on Scholarly Communication, 26 - 28 April 2004, Lund, Sweden.
"The theme of the 2004 conference is "Towards a new publishing environment". Since the last conference, held in October 2002, many interesting developments have taken place of direct consequence for publishers, researchers and libraries."
For more information, please see <http://www.lub.lu.se/ncsc2004>.
RIAO 2004, 26 - 28 April 2004, Avignon, France.
This conference is focused on "coupling approaches, coupling media and coupling languages for information retrieval."
For more information, please see <http://www.riao.org/index_en.html>.
NFAIS 46th Annual Conference - The Battle for Mindshare: Information Access and Retrieval in the Year 2010, 22 - 24 February 2004, Philadephia, Pennsylvania, USA. For more information, please see <http://www.nfais.org/events/event_details.cfm?id=25>.
Stewardship in the Digital Age: Roles and Issues for Libraries for Preserving Our Cultural Heritage, A webcast Luminary Lecture @ your library, featuring Meg Bellinger, OCLC, 23 February 2004. For more information, please see <http://www.loc.gov/rr/program/lectures/bellinger.html>.
ICMC 2004: International Computer Music Conference, 1 - 6 November 2004, Miami, Florida, USA. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 27 February 2004. For more information, please see <http://www.icmc2004.org/>.
4th International Conference on Web Delivering of Music, 13 - 15 September 2004, Barcelona, Spain. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 27 February 2004. For more information, please see <http://www.upf.edu/wedelmusic2004>.
Creating Virtual Databases in the Heterogeneous Information World, 21 - 25 July 2004, New Orlando, Florida, USA. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 1 March 2004. For more information, please see <http://www.dirf.org/citsa2004/>.
Workshop on Emerging Technologies for Next generation GRID (ETNGRID-2004), 14 - 16 June 2004, Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 1 March 2004. For more information, please see <http://www.diit.unict.it/users/csanto/etngrid04/>.
ECURE 2004: Preservation and Access for Electronic College and University Records Conference, 1 - 3 March 2004, Tempe, Arizona, USA. For more information, please see <http://www.asu.edu/ecure>.
Human and Social Dynamics: Competition for FY 2004, NSF Solicitation 04-537 Call for proposals. The submission deadline is 3 March 2004. For more information, please see <http://www.nsf.gov/pubsys/ods/getpub.cfm?ods_key=nsf04537>.
PEPC 2004: Pan European Portals Conference, 18 - 20 July 2004, Nottingham, United Kingdom. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 15 March 2004. For more information, please see <http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/pepc2004/>.
International Conference on National Library Services: ICONLIS 2004, 15 - 16 March 2004. For more information, please see <http://www.iconlis.org/>.
2004 APEC Workshop on Resource Sharing in Digital Libraries, 16 - 19 March 2004,Taipai, Taiwan. For more information, please see <http://www.iis.sinica.edu.tw/APEC04/>.
Preserving the Knowledge Base of Science (with FST and DPC), 17 March 2004, London, United Kingdom. For more information, please see <http://www.alpsp.org/events/s170304.htm>.
Sixth National Russian Research Conference on Digital Libraries (RCDL), 29 September - 1 October 2004, Pushchino, Russia. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 25 March 2004. For more information, please see <http://www.impb.ru/~rcdl2004/en_CFP_eng.pdf>.
IADIS International Conference on Web Based Communities 2004, 25 - 26 March 2004, Lisbon, Portugal. For more information, please see <http://www.iadis.org/wbc2004>.
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