Archiving Electronic Journals: Research Funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Edited, with an Introduction, by Linda Cantara, Indiana University. Published by the Digital Library Federation and the Council on Library and Information Resources, 2003.
"Increasingly, scholarly journals are published electronically. What does it take to keep them accessible electronically in perpetuity? Can the property rights of publishers, the access responsibilities of libraries, and the reliability assurances that scholars need be reconciled in agreements to create archives of electronic journals? These series of studies examine various aspects of the challenges of archiving electronic journal content."
For more information, please see <http://www.diglib.org/preserve/ejp.htm>.
A Survey of Digital Library Aggregation Services, Martha L. Brogan, Published by the Digital Library Federation and the Council on Library and Information Resources, 2003.
"This report, commissioned by the DLF, provides an overview of a diverse set of more than thirty digital library aggregation services, organizes them into functional clusters, and then evaluates them more fully from the perspective of an informed user. Most of the services under review rely wholly or partially on the Protocol for Metadata Harvesting of the Open Archives Initiative (OAI-PMH). Each service is annotated with its organizational affiliation, subject coverage, function, audience, status, and size. Critical issues surrounding each of these elements are presented in order to provide the reader with an appreciation of the nuances inherent in seemingly straightforward factual information, such as "audience" or "size.""
For more information, please see <http://www.diglib.org/pubs/brogan/>.
Business Planning for Cultural Heritage Institutions, by Liz Bishoff and Nancy Allen. Published by the Council on Library and Information Resources, January 2004 (Pub124).
"This document presents a framework and resource guide to help cultural heritage institutions plan sustainable access to their digital cultural assets and to do so by means that link their missions to planning modes and models. (In this instance, the term cultural heritage institutions refers to libraries, museums, historical societies, and archives.)"
For more information, please see <http://www.clir.org/pubs/abstract/pub124abst.html>.
Reflecting on Leadership, by Karin Wittenborg, Chris Ferguson, and Michael A. Keller. Published by the Council on Library and Information Resources, December 2003 (Pub123).
"As digital technology transforms the information landscape, libraries must chart their course in an increasingly fluid, complex environment. How is this new environment redefining leadership in the information professions? What are the personal qualities that produce effective information leaders? CLIR invited three leaders in librarianship to write personally and candidly about what they believe leadership is, how they developed an understanding of their own leadership styles, and how they apply that self-understanding to their daily responsibilities."
For more information, please see <http://www.clir.org/pubs/abstract/pub123abst.html>.
JISC User Requirements Study for a Moving Pictures and Sound Portal, Final Study Report, by Mireia Asensio, CSALT, Educational Research, Lancaster University, November 2003.
"This study has examined the current access to and usage of moving picture and sound materials, or time-based media, within the FE [Further Education] and HE [Higher Education] sectors, and assessed the value and role of a portal to support such access and usage."
For more information, please see <http://www.jisc.ac.uk/project_study_picsounds.html>.
University of Loughborough Case Study on the Implementation of MetaLib, by Yvonne Hamblin and Ruth Stubbings, Loughborough University, October 2003.
"A detailed case study on the selection and implementation of MetaLib at the University of Loughborough has been prepared. This covers the decision-making and planning processes from the initial decision to adopt MetaLib, and details the staff resources and skills involved. Results after the launch of this library portal are described, including the huge increase in the use of many networked databases that was brought about. Ongoing plans are also described as well as a wishlist for future development of the portal." Chris Awre, JISC
For more information, please see <http://www.jisc.ac.uk/project_portal_casestudies.html>.
DELOS/NSF Working Group Report on Reference Models for Digital Libraries: Actors and Roles, Final Report, (23 July 2003).
"This report summarizes the discussion of the DELOS/NSF Working Group on 'Reference Models for Digital Libraries: Actors and Roles'...This report is structured in four major sections. Section two presents, in brief, references to related work (almost all of these references are, intentionally, for on-line resources). The third section describes the process and tools used and developed by the Working Group to support discussion of the issues. Section four includes several examples that illustrate the use of the tools. The fifth, and final section of the report, provides a summary of findings and a set of recommendations.quot;
For more information, please see <http://www.dli2.nsf.gov/internationalprojects/working_group_reports/actors_final_report.html>.
Proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on Evaluation of Ontology-based Tools, held at the 2nd International Semantic Web Conference ISWC 2003. Edited by York Sure and Oscar Corcho.
For more information, please see <http://sunsite.informatik.rwth-aachen.de/Publications/CEUR-WS/Vol-87/>.
DigiCULT.Info 6, December 2003
"This issue covers topics in such areas as digitisation, asset management and publication, virtual reality, documentation, digital preservation, and the development of the knowledge society."
For more information, please see <http://www.digicult.info/downloads/dc_info_issue6_december_20031.pdf>.
Digital Document Quarterly: Perspectives on Trustworthy Information, Volume 2, Number 4, published by HMG Consulting, 2003.
For more information, please see <http://home.pacbell.net/hgladney/ddq_2_4.htm>.
Calls for Participation
Ensuring the Long-Term Preservation and Adding Value to the Scientific and Technical Data, 5 - 7 October 2004, Frascati, Italy. Call for papers. The submission deadline for abstracts is 28 February 2004.
"The theme of the Symposium in 2004 will be "From Preservation to Access", with emphasis on the extraction and utilization of the information contained in the data preserved for the long-term. The user point of view and the techniques available today to ensure a proper preservation and utilization of information by future generations is the main focus. "
For more information, please see <http://www.congrex.nl/04a08/>.
Cross-Language Evaluation Forum (CLEF) 2004, Call for Participation. Registration open 15 January 2004.
The Cross-Language Evaluation Forum aims at promoting research into the design of user-friendly, multilingual, multimodal retrieval systems by providing an infrastructure for system testing and tuning, comparison of different approaches, and creation of reusable evaluation test-suits.
The CLEF 2004 campaign offers the following system evaluation tracks:
Mono-, Bi- and Multilingual Information Retrieval on News Collections
The document collection for CLEF2004 will contain English, Finnish, French, and Russian documents. A common set of topics (i.e. structured statements of information needs from which queries are extracted) will be prepared in Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Swedish, Russian, Japanese and Chinese. Topics in other languages can be supplied on demand.
Mono- and Cross-Language Information Retrieval on Structured Scientific Data
The rationale for this track is to study retrieval in a domain-specific context using the GIRT-4 German/English social science database with controlled vocabularies in English, German and Russian. Topics will be available in English, French, German and Russian.
Interactive Cross-Language Information Retrieval - iCLEF
This year, the interactive CLEF track will study the problem of Cross-Language Question Answering from a user-inclusive perspective.
Multiple Language Question Answering (QA@CLEF)
Mono- and Cross-Language QA systems will be tested. Languages involved are Dutch, French, German, Italian, Spanish, English.
Cross-Language Image Retrieval (ImageCLEF)
This track evaluates retrieval of images described by text captions based on queries in a different language; both text and image matching techniques are potentially exploitable. Two test collections are available: St Andrews University historical photographic collection; University Hospitals Geneva medical images.
Cross-Language Spoken Document Retrieval (CL-SDR)
This track aims at the evaluation of CLIR systems on noisy automatic transcripts of spoken documents and will address the following problems: bilingual-SDR from Dutch, French, German, Italian, and Spanish; retrieval with/without known story boundaries; use of multiple automatic transcriptions.
Registration is via the CLEF website: <http://www.clef-campaign.org>.
For more information, please see <http://clef.iei.pi.cnr.it:2002/>.
Program Solicitation: NSF 04-521 (Digital Government). Call for proposals. The deadline for submission of full proposals is 1 March 2004.
Synopsis of Program:
Government, on a large scale, is a collector and provider of data and information, a provider of information-based services, and a user of information technologies. The Digital Government Program has two goals:
For more information, please see <http://www.nsf.gov/pubsys/ods/getpub.cfm?nsf04521>.
Academy of Business & Administrative Sciences, International Conferences, 10th International Conference, 12 - 14 June 2004, Montreux, Switzerland; 11th International Conference, 3 - 5 July 2004, Bratislava, Slovak Republic; and 12th International Conference, 16 - 18 July 2004, Tallinn, Estonia. Call for Papers. The submission deadline for all three conferences is 1 March 2004.
"Proposals for presentations, panel symposia, and workshops are invited in...seventeen broad subject categories [including e-commerce and information technology]. Related topics will also be considered. Proposals with a special focus on Emerging Economies are especially encouraged."
For more information, please see <http://www.sba.muohio.edu/abas/>.
Program Solicitation: NSF 04-524 (Cyber Trust). Call for proposals. The deadline for submission of full proposals is 3 March 2004. (For those submitting for the Center Scale Proposals, letters of intent must be received by 23 January 2004, and full proposals by 31 March 2004. See solicitation for details.)
Synopsis of Program:
Networked computers reside at the heart of systems on which people now rely, both in critical national infrastructures and in their homes, cars, and offices. Today, many of these systems are far too vulnerable to cyber attacks that can inhibit their function, corrupt important data, or expose private information.
Cyber Trust promotes a vision of a society in which these systems are:
To improve national cyber security and achieve the Cyber Trust vision, NSF will support a collection of projects that together:
For more information, please see <http://www.nsf.gov/pubsys/ods/getpub.cfm?nsf04524>.
Program Solicitation: NSF 04-528 Science and Engineering Information Integration and Informatics (SEIII). Call for proposals. The deadlines for submission of proposals are 4 March 2004 and 15 December 2004.
Synopsis of Program:
The Science and Engineering Information Integration and Informatics (SEIII) program focuses on advancing the state of the art in the application of advanced information technology to science and engineering problems in specific domains, such as astronomy, biology, the geosciences, public health and health care delivery. Since many scientific problems have common needs for information management and data analysis, the advancement of these technologies is central to SEIII. Similarly, within computer science, the study of complex distributed computer and network systems requires the collection and analysis of timely, accurate and reliable information. Although methods for the analysis of scientific data and information will be supported by the program, a special emphasis will be placed on domain-specific and general-purpose tools for integrating information from disparate sources. Such integration is a key step of many projects yet is rarely addressed in full generality. The SEIII program will have two separate components to address these research areas: Science and Engineering Informatics (SEI) and Information Integration (II).
For more information, please see <http://www.nsf.gov/pubsys/ods/getpub.cfm?nsf04528>.
2nd International Workshop for Technology, Economy, Social and Legal Aspects of Virtual Goods, 27 - 29 May 2004, Ilmenau, Germany. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 10 March 2004.
" The goal of this conference is to bring together experts from scientific and practical fields, researchers from different disciplines, developers, and users interested in electronic commerce of virtual goods...[to] assess current methodologies and bring forward new research directions."
For more information, please see <http://virtualgoods.tu-ilmenau.de/2004/cfp.html>.
Hypertext 2004, 9 - 13 August 2004, Santa Cruz, California, USA. Call for proposals. The submission deadline is 12 March 2004..
"The ACM Hypertext Conference...brings together scholars, researchers and practitioners from a diverse array of disciplines, united by a shared interest in innovative textual and multimedia information spaceswith emphasis on augmenting human capabilities via linking, structure, authoring, annotation and interaction. This year, in addition to the established conference themes, the conference is actively soliciting submissions at the intersections of hypermedia and Digital Libraries, Software Engineering and the Humanities. "
For more information, please see <http://www.ht04.org/>.
International Computer Music Conference 2004, 1 - 6 November, 2004, Coral Gables, Florida, USA. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 12 March 2004.
"The conference explores the theme of Expanded Horizons in its creative and technical examination of the confluence of music and technology...particularly welcome [will be] music and research that addresses new musical interfaces, aesthetics, and ways in which [the] field can grow by bringing its music and technology to new audiences."
For more information, please see <http://www.icmc2004.org/>.
RC33 Sixth International Conference on Social Science Methodology, 16 - 20 August 2004, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 15 March 2004.
"RC33 invites researchers to participate in this conference about recent developments and applications in social science research methodology. The topic may be on methodological problems in social sciences such as sociology, psychology, anthropology, economy, ecology, medicine, but may also engage other disciplines, for instance statistics, mathematics and logic."
For more information, please see <http://www.siswo.uva.nl/rc33/>.
Sixth National Russian Research Conference on Digital Libraries, 29 September - 1 October 2004, Pushchino, Russia. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 25 March 2004.
"RCDL brings Russian scientific and application communities contributing to the DL field together and provides and open forum for exchange of experience, ideas and results as well as stimulates communication and co-operation between experts in the field....Participation is sought from all parts of the world stimulating international collaboration in the digital library field."
For more information, please contact the organizing committee at <email@example.com>.
International Symposium on Digital Libraries and Knowledge Communities in Networked Information Society DLKC'04, 2 - 5 March 2004, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan.
"This symposium will discuss the current status and future prospects of digital libraries and knowledge communities in our networked information society. This symposium will provide an international forum for papers and discussions by researchers, developers and practitioners in and for Digital Libraries and Knowledge Communities. The symposium welcome participants from broad range of communities, from computer and communication technologies to social sciences and to the humanities."
For more information, please see <http://www.kc.tsukuba.ac.jp/dlkc/isdk04-cfp-en.html>.
Web-Wise 2004: Sharing Digital Resources, 3 - 5 March 2004, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
"MLS has been funding digitization projects since 1998. Sessions will highlight outstanding digital projects that are pushing the boundaries of digitization projects, as well as national leaders exploring key infrastructure issues that are currently being explored by projects. Demonstrations during the long 45-minute breaks between plenary sessions will give participants an opportunity to see Web sites of successful online projects and talk with project staff. One set of demos will focus on implementations of the Open Archives Initiative."
For more information, please see <http://www.uic.edu/depts/lib/systems/webwise2004/>.
Computers in Libraries, 10 - 12 March 2004, Washington, DC, USA.
" Computers in Libraries is the leading conference for librarians and information professionals who need to know about the latest technologies, equipment, software, and services available."
For more information, please see <http://www.infotoday.com/cil2004/default.shtml>.
eBooks in the Public Library Conference, 16 March 2004, New York, New York, USA.
"[This conference is] a one-day event including case-studies, exhibits, panels and presentations from librarians and industry leaders on the role of eBooks in the public library."
For more information, please see <http://www.openebook.org/library2004/>.
Migrations in Society, Culture, and the Library: WESS European Conference, 22 - 26 March 2004, Paris, France.
"'Migrations' - in the broadest sense (demographic, technological, cultural, intellectual, literary...) will continue to enhance Europe's historically rich intellectual and artistic life. This conference will address the opportunities and tensions these changes bring to Western Europe, to its art and culture, to its libraries, and to American libraries that support the study of Western Europe."
For more information, please see <http://www.library.jhu.edu/rsd/other/wess2004/wess2004.html>.
Museums and the Web 2004, 31 March - 3 April 2004, Arlington, Virginia, USA.
"MW2004 will be the premier international venue to review the state of the Web in arts, culture, and heritage.... 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/>.
ASIS&T 2004 Annual Meeting: Managing and Enhancing Information: Cultures and Conflicts, 13 - 18 November 2004, Providence, Rhode Island, USA. Call for papers. The new submission deadline is 30 January 2004. For more information, please see <http://www.asis.org/Conferences/AM04>.
CIVR'2004: International Conference on Image and Video Retrieval, 21 - 23 July 2004, Dublin, Ireland. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 30 January 2004. For more information, please see <http://www.civr2004.org/>.
Annual Conference on Distance Teaching and Learning, 4 - 6 August 2004, Madison, Wisconsin, USA. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 31 January 2004. For more information, please see <http://www.uwex.edu/disted/conference/>.
ETD 2004: Seventh International Symposium on Electronic Theses and Dissertations. Call for papers. The submission date has been extended to 2 February 2004. For more information, please see <http://www.uky.edu/ETD/ETD2004/>.
WSCG 2004, 12th International Conference in Central Europe on Computer Graphics, Visualization and Computer Vision'2004, 2 - 6 February 2004, Plzen, Czech Republic. For more information, please see <http://wscg.zcu.cz>.
VALA 2004 - Breaking Boundaries: Integration and Interoperability, 3 - 5 February 2004, Melbourne, Australia. For more information, please see <http://www.vala.org.au/vala2004/call2004.htm>.
The Seventh International Conference on Virtual Communities, 14 - 15 June, The Hague, The Netherlands. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 9 February 2004. For more information, please see <http://www.infonortics.com/vc/vc04/vc04.announce.html>.
The Joint Conference on Digital Libraries 2004, 7 - 11 June 2004, Tucson, Arizona, USA. Call for short papers. The submission deadline for short papers is 10 February 2004. For more information, please see <http://www.jcdl2004.org>.
CALIBER 2004, Convention on Automation of Libraries in Education and Research Institutions, Road Map to New Generation of Libraries Using Emerging Technologies, INFLIBNET, 11 - 13 February 2004. For more information, please see <http://www.inflibnet.ac.in/index.jsp>.
3rd Workshop on the Open Archives Initiative (OAI3), 12 - 14 February 2004, Geneva Switzerland. For more information, please see <http://info.web.cern.ch/info/OAIP>.
Knowledge Management International Conference and Exhibition, 13 - 15 February 2004, Penang, Malaysia. For more information, please see <http://www.kmice.uum.edu.my/kmice04/default.asp>.
Creating Virtual Databases in the Heterogeneous Information World, 21 - 25 July 2004, Orlando, Florida, USA. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 15 February 2004. For more information, please see <http://www.dirf.org/citsa2004>.
7th IASTED International Conference on Computer Graphics and Imaging (CGIM 2004), 16 - 18 August 2004, Kauai, Hawaii, USA. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 15 February 2004. For more information, please see <http://www.iasted.com/conferences/2004/hawaii/cgim.htm>.
NASIG/SISAC Fritz Schwartz Serials Education Scholarship. Applications and related materials must be emailed by 15 February 2004. For more information, please see <http://www.nasig.org/award/>.
ICDL 2004, International Conference on Digital Libraries, Knowledge Creation, Preservation, Access, and Management, 24 - 27 February 2004, New Delhi, India. For more information, please see <http://www.teriin.org/events/icdl>.
PLA 2004: Public Library Association National Conference, 24 - 28 February 2004, Seattle, Washington, USA. For more information, please see <http://www.pla.org/Content/NavigationMenu/PLA/Conferences,_Events_and_Online_Learning/
Fifth Annual ASIS&T Information Architecture (IA) Summit - Breaking New Ground, 28 - 29 February 2004, Austin, Texas, USA. For more information, please see <http://www.asis.org/Conferences/IA04/index.html>.
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