Volume 6 Number 1
Clips & Pointers
- The Making of America II Testbed Project: A Digital Libary Service Model, by Bernard J. Hurley, John Price-Wilkin, Merrilee Proffitt, and Howard Besser, published by the Digital Library Federation, Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR), December 1999.
In order to make digital materials accessible to "students, scholars, and citizens everywhere", in 1999 the Digital Library Federation began publishing a series of reports to help build the infrastructure needed to sustain digital libraries. The third report of the series, The Making of America II Testbed Project is now available in PDF format at the following location: <http://www.clir.org/pubs/reports/pub87/pub87.pdf>.
The report may also be purchased in print format from CLIR for $15.00. Orders must be prepaid by check made out to the Council on Library and Information Resources. Orders for the printed report may be mailed to:
The Digital Library Federation
Council on Library and Information Services
1755 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W. Suite 500
Washington, DC 20036
Phone orders may also be made using a credit card. Please see the complete ordering instructions online at <http://www.clir.org/pubs/order.html>.
- Building Preservation Knowledge in Brazil, by Ingrid Beck, published by the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR), November 1999.
This report describes a successful preservation project that began as a "grass roots" effort. Eventually, the project involved remote areas of Brazil and has resulted in the training of more than 3600 librarians, archivists, and museum staff.
Much of the information included in the report might provide guidance to others involved in large preservation projects, especially the section entitled, "Lessons Learned and Recommendations."
The report is available online at <http://www.clir.org/pubs/reports/pub86/contents.html> and may also be purchased in print format from CLIR for $15.00. Please see complete ordering instructions online at <http://www.clir.org/pubs/order.html>.
- Journal of the American Society for Information Science (JASIS), Volume 51, Number 2.
To see the Tables of Contents, please click here.
The ASIS home page <http://www.asis.org/Publications/JASIS/tocs.html> contains the Table of Contents and brief abstracts from January 1993 (Volume 44) to date.
The John Wiley Interscience site http://www.interscience.wiley.com includes issues from 1986 (Volume 37) to date. Guests have access only to tables of contents and abstracts. Registered users of the Interscience site have access to the full text of these issues and to preprints. Richard Hill, Executive Director of ASIS says, "We are still working on restoring access for ASIS members 'registered users'."
American Society for Information Science
8720 Georgia Avenue, Suite 501
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(301) 495-0900 FAX (301) 495-0810
- The National Digital Library Program Writer's Handbook American Memory, Library of Congress, September 1999.
This handbook was created by and for Library of Congress staff and consultants who create the introductory material for the American Memory collections. It was developed, written, and designed to be used on the Web, and the Library of Congress hopes "that making its "NDLP Writer's Handbook" publicly available will benefit others working on similar Web projects." The handbook may be found at <http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/ndlpedit/handbook/>. It may be used online or downloaded as a single file for printing.
- E-LAM Reports by Lesley Ellen Harris, published by Handshake Productions. (Priced at $99.00 for single users and from $299.00 - $999.00 for multiple users.)
The following is an excerpt from the Press Release about the E-LAM reports:
"The E-LAM Reports are a one-of-a-kind series of reports that deal with online and e-commerce issues specifically for libraries, archives and museums. Four reports will be published in 2000. Publishing will be in electronic format only. The reports will provide the most up-to-date information in this area, and supply relevant tips, trends and tools to make a library’s, archives’ or museum’s online and e-commerce activities stand out. The E-LAM Reports will be available in a password-protected Web site in an Adobe PDF file."
"Each report will feature case studies and evaluations of libraries, archives and museums with successful and interesting online and e-commerce sites."
"In addition, each report will have a featured analysis, providing up-to-the moment information, as well as practical advice and hot tips for libraries, archives and museums. The topics of the four reports will be:
- Developing Your Online And E-Commerce Strategy (including a detailed checklist)
- Options For Collecting Payment On The Internet
- Marketing Your Web Site And E-Commerce Activities
- Understanding Developments In Copyright, Privacy And Other Legal Issues"
"The E-LAM Reports are written by Lesley Ellen Harris, a lawyer/consultant in copyright law, new media law and e-commerce. She has created and teaches a workshop on "E-Commerce for Governments, Libraries, Archives & Museums". Lesley consults in the publishing, information, cultural and Internet industries and edits The Copyright & New Media Law Newsletter: for Librarians & Information Professionals."
Please see more information and an order form for E-Lam Reports at the Handshake Productions web site <http://www.acteva.com/go/handshake >.
Point to Point
- Background Papers and Technical Information (at the American Memory web site).
At this site, one can find a list of links to various American Memory papers, manuals, and other documents. For example, there are links to five white papers that were based on the experience gained during the American Memory Pilot Project:
- Digital Historical Collections: Types, Elements, and Construction
- Digital Formats for Content Reproductions
- Access Aids and Interoperability
- Frameworks and Finding Aids: Organizing Digital Archival Collections
- Reproduction Quality Issues in a Digital Library System
Also at the site, one will find the recently released paper, "Conservation Implications of Digitization Projects" by the Library of Congress National Digital Library Program and the Conservation Division. The paper is available in PDF format.
The location of the Background Papers and Technical Information web site is <http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/ftpfiles.html >.
- Subject Index to Literature on Electronic Sources of Information, January 2000 Edition, by Marian Dworaczek, Head, Acquisitions Department, and Head, Technical Services Division, University of Saskatchewan Libraries.
The Introduction to this resource describes it as follows:"The Subject Index to Literature on Electronic Sources of Information and the accompanying Electronic Sources of Information: A Bibliography deal with all aspects of electronic publishing and include print and non-print materials, periodical articles, monographs and individual chapters in collected works. Over 1,095 items were identified and indexed in great detail for this project. Thousands of URLs (Uniform Resource Locators) were added to various entries. Both the Index and the Bibliography are continuously updated."
The latest update (as of 1/14/00) to the Subject Index to Literature on Electronic Sources of Information was completed on January 8, 2000 and the links were also verified on that date. The web site is at <http://library.usask.ca/~dworacze/SUBJIN_A.HTM >.
- C.I.R. 2000: The Challenge of Image Retrieval, 4 - 5 May 2000, Brighton, United Kingdom. Call for papers; the deadline for submission is 21 January 2000. See the conference web site at <http://www.unn.ac.uk/iidr/cir/cir00/cfp.html > for a list of topics and submission instructions.
- SIGIR 2000: Information Retrieval in Context, 23rd Annual International Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval, 24 - 28 July 2000, Athens, Greece. Call for participation. Deadline for papers: 21 January 2000. Deadline for tutorials, workshops, posters, panels, and demonstrations: 11 February 2000. Please see the conference web site at <http://sigir2000.aueb.gr/ > for details.
- Electronic Collections - Local, Regional, National, a JISC Assist Workshop, 27 January 2000, The British Library, London, United Kingdom. Please see the workshop web site at <http://www.jisc.ac.uk/assist/e-colls.html > for full information.
- ACM SIGCOMM 2000: Applications, Technologies, Architectures and Protocols for Computer Communications, 28 August - 1 September 2000, Stockholm, Sweden. Call for papers; the deadline for submission is 28 January 2000. Please see the conference web site for full details at <http://www.acm.org/sigcomm/sigcomm2000/papers/index.htm >.
- CaTaC 2000: Cultural Collisions and Creative Interferences in the Global Village, 12 - 15 July 2000, Perth, Australia. Call for papers; the submission deadline for papers is 31 January 2000. Full information about the Call for Papers may be found at <http://www.it.murdoch.edu.au/~sudweeks/catac00/introduction.html >.
- TREC-9 Text Retrieval Conference, January 2000 - November 2000, conducted by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA. Call for papers. The deadline is 1 February 2000. See below for more information.
- Managing the Digital Future of Libraries International Conference, 18 - 19 April 2000, Moscow, Russia. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 1 February 2000. See below for more information.
- Access: The DMCA and Digital Copyright Issues A National Initiative for a Networked Cultural Heritage (NINCH) Town Meeting 2000, 4 February 2000, Syracuse, New York, USA. Please see the NINCH web site at <http://www.ninch.org/copyright/townmeetings/syracuse.html > for more information.
- ACM Digital Libraries 2000, 2 - 7 June 2000, San Antonio, Texas, USA. The deadline for full papers has passed. The deadline for short papers is 7 February 2000. Please see the conference web site for details about short paper submissions at <http://www.dl00.org/ >.
- BIELEFELD 2000 Conference: Value Added Gateways to Global Information - Optimizing End-user Services, 8 - 10 February 2000, Bielefeld, Germany. Please see the Bielefeld 2000 Conference web site at <http://www.ub.uni-bielefeld.de/aktuell/2000conf/prog-eng.htm > for program, registration and other information.
- CSS2000: Eighth Annual Conference of the Association for Computers and the Social Sciences, 15 April - 15 May 2000. CSS2000 will take place entirely online. Call for papers. Deadline for submission is 15 February 2000, but priority will be given to those papers which are received earlier.. See below for more details.
Calls for Participation
- TREC-9 Text Retrieval Conference, January 2000 - November 2000, conducted by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA. Call for papers. Deadline for submission is 1 February 2000.
The Text Retrieval (TREC) workshop series encourages research in information retrieval from large text applications by providing a large test collection, uniform scoring procedures, and a forum for organizations interested in comparing their results. Now in its ninth year, the conference has become the major experimental effort in the field. Participants in the previous TREC conferences have examined a wide variety of retrieval techniques, including methods using automatic thesauri, sophisticated term weighting, natural language techniques, relevance feedback, and advanced pattern matching. Other related problems such as cross-language retrieval, retrieval of recorded speech, and question answering have also been studied.
TREC-9 will consist of a set of seven parallel tasks known as "tracks". Each track focuses on a particular subproblem or variant of the retrieval task. Organizations may choose to participate in any or all of the tracks. For all tracks, NIST will collect and analyze the retrieval results.
The TREC-9 workshop in November will be open only to participating groups that submit results and to selected government personnel from sponsoring agencies.
Details about TREC-9 can be found at the TREC web site, <http://trec.nist.gov >.
- Managing the Digital Future of Libraries International Conference, 18 - 19 April 2000, Moscow, Russia. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 1 February 2000
This international conference will mark the final phase of the European Union - Russian State Library (RSL) project “To create an Information System for the Russian State Library”. The project, due to finish after 18 months on 9 June 2000, will result in the implementation of the cataloguing and OPAC modules of a state-of-the art fully integrated library system. Local and remote users will have access via LAN and Internet to an RSL catalogue database created by converting existing machine-readable databases and retro-conversion of catalogue cards. Together with other related projects to create the Russian National Digital Library, the project is one of the first steps towards full automation of Europe’s biggest library and its future networking with other libraries in Russia and abroad.
Participation is invited for Russian and international specialists to submit papers on the following broadly defined themes
- National digital library initiatives (policy, planning, funding, research, standards)
- Digital preservation of cultural heritage (policy, selection, methodologies)
- Organisational impact (on internal management, acquisition of skills)
- New digital alliances (libraries and publishers / museums / archives)
- Digital library services for users (especially development of electronic document delivery services)
- Technology trends (networking, preservation, storage, retrieval)
- Best practice Case Studies reflecting these themes from Russia and other countries.
Please see the conference web site <http://www.rsl.ru/tacis/conf.htm > for more details.
- CSS2000: Eighth Annual Conference of the Association for Computers and the Social Sciences, 15 April - 15 May 2000. An online conference. Call for papers. Deadline 15 February 2000.
Permission was granted on the conference web site to reproduce and circulate the call for papers that follows. This is an excerpt. Please see the full Call for Papers at <http://www2.chass.ncsu.edu/css2000/call.htm > for additional information.
CSS2000 is the Eighth Annual Conference of the Association for Computers and the Social Sciences, a professional organization now in its eighth year, dedicated to promoting research and scholarly exchange on social science computer applications, use of technology in social science education, and the study of social impacts and issues related to information technology.
CSS2000 will take place entirely online, providing state-of-the-art coverage and professional development opportunities for the entire month from April 15 through May 15, 2000...
CSS 2000 is organized around three tracks, one dealing with the research uses of computing in social science, one dealing with instructional uses, and one dealing with the study of the social impacts of computing. The general theme is "Social Science in the New Millennium," focusing on how information technology is transforming the social sciences.
All papers will receive peer review during the online conference itself. It is expected that selected, revised papers will be published in print form for each of the three tracks. Publication may take the form of special issues of the Social Science Computer Review or book anthology format to be arranged.
- WebNet 2000 World Conference, 30 October - 4 November 2000, San Antonio, Texas, USA. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 23 February 2000.
WebNet 2000 is organized by the Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE) and co-sponsored by the WebNet Journal - Internet Technologies Applications & Issues. It aims to serve as an international and "multi-disciplinary forum for the exchange of information on research, development, and applications of all topics related to the Web."
Papers may be submitted on these and other related topics:
- Commercial, Business, Professional, and Community Applications
- Educational Applications
- Electronic Publishing and Digital Libraries
- Ergonomic, Interface, and Cognitive Issues
- General Web Tools and Facilities
- Medical Applications of the Web
- Personal Applications and Environments
- Societal Issues, Including Legal, Standards, and International Issues
Please see the Call for Papers at the conference web site for complete information. The conference web site is located at <http://www.aace.org/conf/webnet/webnet2000call.htm >.
- Sixth ACM SIGKDD International Conference on Knowledge Discovery & Data Mining, 20 - 23 August 2000, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Call for papers. The submission deadline for electronically submitted abstracts is 28 February 2000.
The conference description from the KDD web site reads: "The continuing rapid growth of on-line data and the widespread use of databases have created a need and an opportunity for extracting useful knowledge from databases and making database access easier and more convenient. This conference will bring together researchers and practitioners and focus on new developments in Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining. The challenge of extracting knowledge from data is an area of common interest to researchers in several fields, including statistics, databases, pattern recognition, machine learning, data visualization, optimization, and high-performance computing."
Please see the KDD conference web site at <http://www.acm.org/sigs/sigkdd/kdd2000/ > for the list of suggested topics, various submission deadlines, and other information about the upcoming conference.
- International World-Wide Web Conference Committee (IW3C2 WWW9 International Conference, 15 - 19 May 2000, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Call for workshop participation. Deadline 1 March 2000.
WWW9 workshops provide an opportunity to explore current research issues in small, focused group settings. All workshops will be full-day in duration and will take place on Monday, May 15, 2000.
Participation in a workshop requires approval of the workshop organizers, using the submission process defined for each workshop. Submissions are due by March 1, 2000. Participants will be notified of their acceptance by March 20, 2000.
The seven workshops are:
- W1 Learning Online
- W2 The Web and Mobility
- W3 Web Engineering
- W4 Multimedia on the Web
- W5 Universal Accessibility to the Web
- W6 Making Best Use of XML within the Enterprise
- W7 Web Measurement, Metrics and Mathematical Models
Please see the WWW9 Workshop web page at <http://www9.org/w9-workshops.html > for complete information about each of the workshops and instructions on how to obtain approval to participate.
- 66th IFLA General Conference, 13 - 18 August 2000, Jerusalem, Israel. Call for poster proposals. Deadline for submission is 1 March 2000.
Full information about the 66th IFLA General Conference is now available at the following location <http://www.ifla.org/IV/ifla66/66intro.htm >. The deadline for papers has passed, but the conference organizers are still accepting proposals for posters. Also at the site are registration instructions and details about the theme and program for the conference.
- DAC 2000: 3rd International Digital Arts & Culture Conference, 2 - 4 August 2000, Bergen Norway. Call for papers. The deadline for proposal submission is 1 March 2000.
This conference will focus on the cross-disciplinary and cross-cultural theory and practice of contemporary digital arts and culture. The conference will provide the opportunity to develop and foster communication and understanding about digital arts and culture across a wide spectrum of cultural, disciplinary, and professional practices.
Scholars, researchers, artists, computer professionals, and others who are working within the broadly defined areas of digital arts and culture are invited to submit proposals for presentations. Women and people from ethnic minorities are strongly encouraged to send proposals.
Presentations may be in the form of scholarly papers or presentations; or performances and installations incorporating electronic and digital technologies and media. Collaborative presentations are encouraged.
- DRH 2000: Digital Resources for the Humanities, 10 - 13 September 2000, Sheffield, England, United Kingdom. Call for proposals. The submission deadline is 6 March 2000.
The annual Digital Resources for the Humanities conference is the major forum for all those involved in, and affected by, the digitization of our cultural heritage: scholars, teachers, publishers, librarians, curators, archivists, and computer or information specialists.
The Conference Programme Committee seeks proposals for papers, panel sessions, and posters relating to any of the following themes:
- Creation: the process of creating digital resources whether textual, visual, time-based or multimedia; encoding standards; digitization techniques and problems; funding resource creation.
- Delivery and Use: policies and strategies for electronic delivery: both commercial and non-commercial; mining for resource discovery including cataloguing, metadata and search techniques; intellectual property rights; cost-recovery, and charging mechanisms.
- Integration: the process and result of integrating digital resources into humanities teaching or research; organisation and management issues in the digital library; providing support for the use of digital resources and determining user needs.
- Impact: methods for evaluating digital technologies; tracking effective change in scholarly research and student learning; the impact of digitized heritage in the public arena.
Please see the conference web site for full details about submission of proposals at <http://www.shef.ac.uk/~drh2000/ >.
- Seventh International Conference: Crimea 2000, 3 - 11 June 2000, Sudak, Crimea, Ukraine. Call for papers. The deadline for submissions is 15 March 2000.
The theme of this conference is "Libraries and Associations in the Transient World: New Technologies and New Forms of Cooperation."
The following basic topics for presentations and discussions at sections, round tables, workshops, and other events are sought:
- Worldwide Information Infrastructure and Interlibrary Cooperation
- Development and Preservation of Library Collections. Cooperation of Libraries, Publishers and Book Market
- Online Technologies, CD-ROM, Electronic Publications and Internet in Libraries
- Electronic (Digital) Libraries
- Automated Library Systems and Technologies
- Information Support of Education
- Corporate Library Information Systems
- Information and Linguistic Support of Library Information Systems
- Library Staff, Profession and Education
- Development of Library Collections in National Languages
- Libraries, Municipal Information and Regional Studies
- Library and Information Services for the Disadvantaged
- Libraries and Museums in Single Information and Cultural Environment
- Bibliography and Library Science
- Ethics and Security of Electronic Information
For complete information, please visit the conference web site at <http://www.iliac.org/crimea2000/eng_inf.html >.
- OCLC Institute Winter/Spring Schedule of Classes is now available.
The OCLC Institute has announced its Winter/Spring 2000 schedule. Please visit their Web site at <http://www.oclc.org/institute > for seminar details, including registration information.
- National Federation of Abstracting & Information Services (NFAIS) Annual Conference - Y2Content: The Battle for the Desktop, 20 - 23 February 2000, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
The conference will feature a keynote address by Martin Kahn, Managing Director, Cadence Information Associates; briefings by library consortia and database access providers; updates on PubMed Central and PubScience; news about Internet, licensing and linking developments; and eight plenary sessions.
A preliminary program, online registration form and hotel registration form are now available for this conference at <http://www.pa.utulsa.edu/nfais/Conf2000/pre_prog.html >.
- ICLT 2000: Does Technology Make a Difference, 8 - 10 March 2000, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
The International Conference on Learning with Technology (ICTL) 2000 conference is aimed at educators, researchers, and policymakers. As of 1/15/00, there were 49 confirmed presenters, and the preliminary program, now available online, provides links to the abstracts for these papers.
Registration for this conference is limited to 300 participants, and early registration fees are available till 24 January 2000. Please see the ICTL web site at <http://www.temple.edu/iclt/ > for full information.
- Computers in Libraries 2000, 15 - 17 March 2000, Washington, D.C., USA.
The following description of the conference was found at the conference web site:
"Conference themes concentrate on key issues for information professionals in libraries, developing information services and Web-based products, and searching or guiding content users. Many intranet librarians and Webwizards share their experience. Representatives of national libraries present their best practices while other speakers present programs on search engines, digitizing resources, content strategies, public libraries, e-resources, virtual services, integrating systems and technology, knowledge management, training, instruction and learning, as well as trends for the future. Sessions present leading edge applications and case studies, including practical ideas and solutions that allow you to transfer proven strategies to your library and information service."
More than 100 speakers have been scheduled for presentations under four simultaneous tracks. Please see the conference web site for complete details. The web site is at <http://www.infotoday.com/cil2000/ >.
- German Classification Society GfKl 24th Annual Conference, 15 - 17 March 2000, University of Passau, Passau, Germany.
The theme of this conference is "Classification, Automation, and New Media". The scientific program includes both plenary talks and surveys by invited guests and specialized contributions with respect to selected topics. The conference will emphasize interdisciplinary research and the interactions between theory and practice.
Please see the conference web site at <http://stoch.fmi.uni-passau.de/gfkl2000/ > for full information. (The home page is in German, but English language pages are also available at the site.)
- Information Strategies for the Next Century, 15 - 17 March 2000, Fort Myers, Florida, USA.
"The digital convergence of computing/communications/consumer electronics/media/ entertainment/publishing technologies and industries is producing easy-to-use seamless interfaces, high-bandwidth telecommunications services, affordably priced computing power and storage, and digital content. Altogether, these forces constitute a "sea change" that is recasting the ways in which our culture and libraries handle information." This two day conference, presented by the State University Libraries of Florida, and hosted by Florida Gulf Coast University, will address these convergence issues.
Please see the conference web site at <http://www.fgcu.edu/infostrategies/ > for full information.
- Third International Symposium on Electronic Theses and Dissertations: Applying New Media to Scholarship, 16 - 18 March 2000, St. Petersburg, Florida, USA.
"This is the third annual symposium organized by the NDLTD (Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations), a consortium of research universities committed to improving graduate education by developing digital libraries of ETDs (Electronic Theses and Dissertations). Hosted by the University of South Florida and cosponsored by the Council of Graduate Schools, this conference serves as a multi-disciplinary forum for graduate deans and their staff, librarians, faculty leaders, and academic computing specialists."
Three preconference workshops are planned, and online registration is available. The conference program may be seen at <http://etd.eng.usf.edu/Conference/tprogram.htm >.
- Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS) 28th Annual Conference: Links to the Past, Bridges to the Future, 16 - 22 March 2000, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
A full compliment of program sessions have been planned for the conference, and a selection of tours, including Fallingwater, another Frank Lloyd Wright home, Kentuck Knob, as well as a trip to the Cleveland Museum of Art, will be offered. This conference is not limited to members of ARLIS, although members will receive discounted registration fees.
The preliminary program is available online at <http://www.pitt.edu/~fricklib/arlis2000/program.htm >.
- Internet Librarian International featuring Libtech 2000, 20 - 22 March 2000, London, England, United Kingdom.
This event is an international version of the USA's popular Internet Librarian event. This is both a conference and an exhibition, and will take place concurrently with the London Book Fair. (Attendees to Libtech 2000 will obtain free entry to the London Book Fair.)
There are fourteen pre- and post-conference workshops planned (8 pre-conference and 5 post-conference workshops). The general conference is organized under the following tracks:
- Intranet Librarians: Mananging Content & Knowledge Assets
- E-books, E-journals, E-resources
- Virtual Services
- Digital Developments
- E-wizards Symposium
- Licencing & Negotiating for Content
- Integrating Systems & Technology
- Searching & Search Engines
- Designing for Unique Needs
- Web-based Training and Teaching
- Future Focus: Trends, Strategies, Roles
Please see the Internet Librarian International and Libtech web site for the full program, with abstracts, and complete conference information at <http://www.libtech-international.com/information/index.html >.
- The Economics and Use of Digital Library Collections, 23 - 24 March 2000, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.
The Program for Research on the Information Economy (PRIE) and the University Library at the University of Michigan are sponsoring this research conference on the economics and use of digital library collections. The primary audience is expected to consist of research scholars, librarians, and publishers with an interest in the challenging opportunities associated with digital publication, distribution and collection management of scholarly materials.
Research and management questions the conference hopes to address include the following:
- What are the features and consequences of traditional and novel pricing models for digital information resources? What content will be free? What value-added services will be priced? What types of bundling should be offered?
- Who is using digital collections? Is access broader, narrower or otherwise different from usage of collections on paper? Does the ease of electronic access from small institutions open up a previously underserved user population? Does faster, more convenient (desktop) access change usage patterns and the value of collections?
- What changes in industry structure should we expect to see? Will there be widespread disintermediation? Re-intermediation? Will publisher consolidation continue? How will these transformations affect the scholarly community?
- How does digital production and distribution change the cost structure of publishing? Should we expect to see prices fall? How have the new electronic-only independent publishers fared? Is digital publication likely to change the balance between professional society and for-profit publication?
Please see the conference web site for full information <http://www.si.umich.edu/PEAK-2000/ >.
- Sixteenth International Unicode Conference: Unicode and the Web - The Global Connection, 27 - 30 March 2000, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
The Internet and the World Wide Web continue to change the shape of computing. The goal of network computing is understandable text access across wide, diverse groups of people. Unicode makes a solid foundation for the network, global enterprises, and software users everywhere.
This Unicode Conference will address topics ranging from Unicode use in the World Wide Web and in corporate and government Intranets and databases, to the latest developments with Unicode 3.0, Java, XML and Web protocols.
Please see the conference web site at <http://www.unicode.org/iuc/iuc16/ > for more information.
- Electronic Imaging & the Visual Arts: EVA 2000 Florence, 27 - 31 March 2000, Florence, Italy.
The main conference themes include:
- Case Studies of Leading Edge Applications: Galleries, Libraries, Education, Archaeological Sites & Museums
- Italian National & Regional Initiatives in Technology for Cultural Heritage: Synergy with European & International Programmes
- New Technology in Conservation & Education to Global Access
- Management of Museums, by using ICT Technology: access, guides, documentation, other services
- Copyright Protection (Watermarking & Electronic Commerce)
- Application to Tourism and Travel (Cultural Tourism)
- International Initiatives for application of Technology to Cultural Heritage
Please see the EVA 2000 conference web site for full information at <http://www.unicode.org/iuc/iuc16/ >.
- Public Library Association Eighth National Conference - PLA 2000, 28 March - 1 April 2000, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA.
This five day conference for public librarians has a large schedule of topics including many that might be of interest to digital librarians. Please see the PLA conference web site for full information, including the full program in PDF format suitable for printing. The conference web site is located at <http://www.pla.org/conf00/ >.
- The Humanities Advanced Technology and Information Institute (HATII) Digitisation Summer School 2000, 3 - 8 July 2000, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom.
Dr. Maria Economou
Lecturer in New Technologies for HATII
University of Glasgow
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Following the great success of the 1998 and 1999 Glasgow Digitisation Summer Schools, the Humanities Advanced Technology and Information Institute (HATII) is pleased to announce the third annual international Digitisation Summer School, 3-8 July 2000.
This course, designed for archive, library and museum professionals, delivers skills, principles, and best practice in the digitisation of primary textual and images resources with strong emphasis on interactive seminars and practical exercises. With expert guidance, you will examine the advantages of developing digital collections of heritage materials and investigate issues involved in creating, curating, and managing access to such collections. The lectures will be supplemented by seminars and practical exercises. In these, participants will apply the practical experience of digitisation across a range of printed, image (photographic or slide), manuscript, or map material. The focus will be on working with primary source material. The course will visit the Glasgow University Library Special Collections and the University Archives. The detailed programme is available at the HATII website -- <http://www.hatii.arts.gla.ac.uk/DigiSS00/ >.
Costs, Registration, and Deadlines
Course Fees (including comprehensive course notes and reading packs, mid-morning coffee, lunch, and afternoon tea breaks, not including accommodation):
- Advanced booking: £550 sterling (payment by 15 April 2000)
- Normal price: £600 sterling (applies after 16 April 2000)
Please use the web page to register online at: <http://www.hatii.arts.gla.ac.uk/DigiSS00/ >.
Mrs Ann Law
University of Glasgow
2 University Gardens
GLASGOW G12 8QQ, UK
Tel.: (+44 141) 330 5512
Fax: (+44 141) 330 2793
Pointers in this Column
66th IFLA General Conference
Access: The DMCA and Digital Copyright Issues A National Initiative for a Networked Cultural Heritage (NINCH) Town Meeting 2000
ACM Digital Libraries 2000
ACM SIGCOMM 2000: Applications, Technologies, Architectures and Protocols for Computer Communications
Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS) 28th Annual Conference: Links to the Past, Bridges to the Future
Background Papers and Technical Information
BIELEFELD 2000 Conference
Building Preservation Knowledge in Brazil
C.I.R. 2000: The Challenge of Image Retrieval
CaTaC 2000: Cultural Collisions and Creative Interferences in the Global Village
Computers in Libraries 2000
CSS2000: Eighth Annual Conference of the Association for Computers and the Social Sciences
DAC 2000: 3rd International Digital Arts & Culture Conference
DRH 2000: Digital Resources for the Humanities
Electronic Collections - Local, Regional, National, a JISC Assist Workshop
Electronic Imaging & the Visual Arts: EVA 2000 Florence
German Classification Society GfKl 24th Annual Conference
ICLT 2000: Does Technology Make a Difference
Information Strategies for the Next Century
International World-Wide Web Conference Committee (IW3C2 WWW9 International Conference
Internet Librarian International featuring Libtech 2000
Journal of the American Society for Information Science (JASIS) Volume 51, Number 2
Managing the Digital Future of Libraries International Conference
National Federation of Abstracting & Information Services (NFAIS) Annual Conference - Y2Content: The Battle for the Desktop
OCLC Institute Winter/Spring Schedule of Classes
Seventh International Conference: Crimea 2000
SIGIR 2000: Information Retrieval in Context, 23rd Annual International Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval
Sixteenth International Unicode Conference: Unicode and the Web - The Global Connection
Sixth ACM SIGKDD International Conference on Knowledge Discovery & Data Mining
Subject Index to Literature on Electronic Sources of Information
The Economics and Use of Digital Library Collections
The Humanities Advanced Technology and Information Institute (HATII) Digitisation Summer School 2000
The Making of America II Testbed Project: A Digital Libary Service Model
The National Digital Library Program Writer's Handbook
Third International Symposium on Electronic Theses and Dissertations: Applying New Media to Scholarship
TREC-9 Text Retrieval Conference
WebNet 2000 World Conference
Copyright (c) 2000 Corporation for National Research Initiatives
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