Sustaining the Digital Investment: Issues and Challenges of Economically Sustainable Digital, Interim Report of the Blue Ribbon Task Force on Sustainable Digital Preservation and Access, December 2008.
"A blue ribbon task force, commissioned late last year to identify sustainable economic models to provide access to the ever-growing amount of digital information in the public interest, has issued its interim report. The report calls the current situation urgent, and details systemic pitfalls in developing economic models for sustainable access to digital data."
For more information, please see the press report at <http://www.sdsc.edu/News%20Items/PR121608_brtf_report.html>.
For the Common Good: The Library of Congress Flickr Pilot Project, by Michelle Springer, Beth Dulabahn, Phil Michel, Barbara Natanson, David Reser, David Woodward, and Helena Zinkham, Library of Congress, October 30, 2008.
"In January 2008 the Library of Congress launched a photosharing Web site pilot project using Flickr 'that could be rapidly implemented with limited resources. The formal Library of Congress strategic goals to expand outreach and improve the user experience shaped the primary objectives:
For more information, please see <http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/flickr_pilot.html>.
Staying the Course: Online Education in the United States, 2008, by Sloan-C, 2008.
"The 2008 Sloan Survey of Online Learning reveals that enrollment rose by more than twelve percent from a year earlier. The survey of more than 2,500 colleges and universities nationwide finds approximately 3.94 million students were enrolled in at least one online course in fall 2007. The sixth annual survey, a collaborative effort between the Babson Survey Research Group, the College Board and the Sloan Consortium, is the leading barometer of online learning in the United States."
For more information, please see <http://www.sloan-c.org/publications/survey/pdf/staying_the_course.pdf>.
Distance Education at Degree-Granting Postsecondary Institutions: 2006-07, by Basmat Parsad and Laurie Lewis, National Center on Education Statistics, Publication Number: NCES 2009044, December 2008.
"This report presents findings from "Distance Education at Postsecondary Institutions: 2006-07", a survey that was designed to provide national estimates on distance education at 2-year and 4-year Title IV eligible, degree-granting institutions. Distance education was defined as a formal education process in which the student and instructor are not in the same place. Thus, instruction may be synchronous or asynchronous, and it may involve communication through the use of video, audio, or computer technologies, or by correspondence (which may include both written correspondence and the use of technology such as CD-ROM). The questionnaire instructed institutions to include distance education courses and programs that were formally designated as online, hybrid/blended online, and other distance education courses and programs. Hybrid/blended online courses were defined as a combination of online and in-class instruction with reduced in-class seat time for students."
For more information, please see <http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2009/2009044.pdf>.
The Future of the Internet III, by Janna Quitney Anderson and Lee Rainie, Pew Internet & American Life Project, December 14, 2008.
"A survey of internet leaders, activists and analysts shows they expect major tech advances as the phone becomes a primary device for online access, voice-recognition improves, artificial and virtual reality become more embedded in everyday life, and the architecture of the internet itself improves."
For more information, please see <http://www.pewinternet.org/PPF/r/270/report_display.asp>.
Networked Families, Tracy L.M. Kennedy et al., Pew Internet & American Life ProjectOctober 19, 2008
"A national survey has found that households with a married couple and minor children are more likely than other household types such as single adults, homes with unrelated adults, or couples without children to have cell phones and use the internet. The survey shows that these high rates of technology ownership affect family life. In particular, cell phones allow family members to stay more regularly in touch even when they are not physically together. Moreover, many members of married-with-children households view material online together."
For more information, please see <http://www.pewinternet.org/PPF/r/266/report_display.asp>.
The Tower and The Cloud: Higher Education in the Age of Cloud Computing, Richard N. Katz, Editor, EDUCAUSE, October 2008.
From the EDUCAUSE website's description of the book: "The emergence of the networked information economy is unleashing two powerful forces. On one hand, easy access to high-speed networks is empowering individuals. People can now discover and consume information resources and services globally from their homes. Further, new social computing approaches are inviting people to share in the creation and edification of information on the Internet. Empowerment of the individual or consumerization is reducing the individual's reliance on traditional brick-and-mortar institutions in favor of new and emerging virtual ones. Second, ubiquitous access to high-speed networks along with network standards, open standards and content, and techniques for virtualizing hardware, software, and services is making it possible to leverage scale economies in unprecedented ways. What appears to be emerging is industrial-scale computing a standardized infrastructure for delivering computing power, network bandwidth, data storage and protection, and services. Consumerization and industrialization beg the question "Is this the end of the middle?"; that is, what will be the role of "enterprise" IT in the future? Indeed, the bigger question is what will become of all of our intermediating institutions? This volume examines the impact of IT on higher education and on the IT organization in higher education."
For more information, please see <http://www.educause.edu/thetowerandthecloud/133998>.
Internet Governance Forum (IGF): The First Two Years, Edited by Avri Doria and Wolfgang Kleinwächter in cooperation with the IGF Secretariat, UNESCO, 2008.
"This book presents a digest of the increasing wealth of knowledge on issues related to Internet governance. The United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) provides the institutional home of the IGF Secretariat, which has prepared this book with the support of the ITU and UNESCO."
The ebook can be downloaded in PDF format from <http://www.intgovforum.org/cms/hydera/IGFBook_the_first_two_years.pdf>.
The e-Revolution and Post-Compulsory Education: Using e-business models to deliver quality education, Edited by Jos Boys and Peter Ford, JISC (Joint Information Systems Committee), 19 December 2008.
"The best practices of e-business are revolutionising not just technology itself but the whole process through which services are provided; and from which important lessons can be learnt by post-compulsory educational institutions. This book aims to move debates about ICT and higher education beyond a simple focus on e-learning by considering the provision of post-compulsory education as a whole. It considers what we mean by e-business, why e-business approaches are relevant to universities and colleges and the key issues this raises for post-secondary education."
For more information, please see <http://www.jisc.ac.uk/publications/publications/erevolutionebook.aspx>.
State Library Agencies: Fiscal Year 2007, by C. Arturo Manjarrez et al., Institute of Museum and Library Services, November 2008.
"This report marks the second release of library statistics data from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). It contains data on state library agencies in the 50 states and the District of Columbia for state fiscal year (FY) 2007. The data were collected through the State Library Agencies (StLA) Survey, the product of a cooperative effort between the Chief Officers of State Library Agencies (COSLA), IMLS, and the U.S. Census Bureau. This cooperative effort makes possible the 100 percent response rate achieved for this survey. The frame or source of the list of respondents for this survey is based on the list that COSLA maintains of state library agencies. The FY 2007 survey is the 14th in the StLA series. The data upon which this report is based are final."
For more information, please see <http://harvester.census.gov/imls/pubs/stla/pub_detail.asp?id=120>.
DRIVER Guidelines v2.0, SURF Foundation, November 2008.
Abstract: "For communication in general it is important that person B is able to understand what person A is saying. For this common understanding one needs a common ground, a basic lexicon with an awareness of the meaning of things. From this point on one can start reasoning. In order to support scholarly communication with the use of repositories, repositories should speak the same language and it is therefore essential to create a common ground. In technical terms we create a common ground by conducting "interoperability". Interoperability can be managed at different layers. In the DRIVER Guidelines we basically try to reach interoperability on two layers, syntactical (Use of OAI-PMH & Use of OAI_DC) and semantic (Use of Vocabularies)."
For more information, please see <http://www.driver-support.eu/managers.html>.
PoWR: The Preservation of Web Resources Handbook, PoWR Team, JISC (Joint Information Systems Committee), 2008.
"This Handbook is one of the outputs from the JISC-funded PoWR (Preservation Of Web Resources) project. One of the goals of PoWR is to make current trends in digital preservation meaningful and relevant to information professionals with the day-to-day responsibility for looking after web resources. Anyone coming for the first time to the field of digital preservation can find it a daunting area, with very distinct terminology and concepts. Some of these are drawn from time-honoured approaches to managing things like government records or institutional archives, while others have been developed exclusively in the digital domain."
The handbook may be read at or downloaded from <http://www.jisc.ac.uk/media/documents/programmes/preservation/powrhandbookv1.pdf>.
2008 IIPC Member Profile Survey Results, Abbie Grotke, International Internet Preservation Consortium, December 16, 2008.
"The IIPC Member Profile Survey opened to members on March 7, 2008, with preliminary results presented during the membership report at an April 2008 General Assembly meeting in Canberra, Australia. This summary of survey results published here for a wider web archiving and digital library community presents answers to portions of the original survey. The survey responses cover topics such as what type of institutions belong to the IIPC and the maturity of their web archiving programs, the types of staff who are working on web archiving in their institutions. The survey asked questions about the scope of IIPC members' web archives, whether they publish selection guidelines, and what metrics they use to report on the archiving activities. The survey results also reports on what crawlers and curator tools are being used by IIPC members, whether they provide access and description for research use, and legal issues and policies related to copyright."
For more information, please see <http://www.netpreserve.org/publications/reports.php?id=005>.
Highlights from the 2008 Digital Future Report, Center for the Digital Future at the USC Annenberg School.
"The Center for the Digital Future at the USC Annenberg School is pleased to present the results of the seventh year of our project, "Surveying the Digital Future." The seven years of longitudinal research comprise an absolutely unique data base that completely captures broadband at home, the wireless Internet, on-line media, user-generated content and, now, social networking. This year's report contains a large module looking at on-line communities and social networking in great detail. Readers can compare the social networking data and correlate it to seven years of attitudes and behaviors on-line. As usual, the report continues to track off-line media use, purchasing both off-line and through e-commerce, social and political activity and a wealth of other data."
The Highlights may be viewed at no charge. The entire report may be purchased after January 17, 2009. For more information, please see <http://www.digitalcenter.org/pages/current_report.asp?intGlobalId=19>.
Highlights from The World Internet Report 2009, World Internet Project (WIP).
"The World Internet Project (WIP), a comprehensive first-time global survey on the impact of the Internet, spearheaded by the Center for the Digital Future at the USC Annenberg School for Communication with 13 partner countries and regions in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and Oceania, found remarkable similarities and significant differences in the way users utilize and rely on the Internet."
For more information, please see <http://www.worldinternetproject.net/>.
IEEE Technical Committee on Digital Libraries (TCDL) Bulletin, Volume 4, Issue 2, Fall 2008.
"This special issue of the IEEE Technical Committee on Digital Libraries (TCDL) Bulletin features eight papers from the Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL) 2008 Doctoral Consortium. The issue's guest editors are Michael Nelson (Old Dominion University) and Geneva Henry (Rice University.)"
For more information, please see <http://www.ieee-tcdl.org/Bulletin/current/>.
ARIADNE, Issue 57, October 2008.
"Ariadne is a Web magazine for information professionals in archives, libraries and museums in all sectors. Since its inception in January 1996 it has attempted to keep the busy practitioner abreast of current digital library initiatives as well as technological developments further afield. It concentrated originally on reporting in depth to the information community at large on progress and developments within the UK Electronic Libraries Programme (eLib), covering matters such as information service developments and information networking issues worldwide. It now additionally reports on newer JISC-funded programmes and services as well as developments in the field of Museums, Libraries and Archives within the UK and abroad."
For more information, please see <http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/>.
International Journal of Digital Curation, Vol 3, No 2 (2008).
"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/index.php/ijdc/issue/>.
Library of Congress Digital Preservation Newsletter, December 2008.
This issue includes information about:
The newsletter is at <http://www.digitalpreservation.gov/news/newsletter/200812.pdf>.
Issues in Science & Technology Librarianship (ISTL), Number 55, Fall 2008.
"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."
For more information, please see <http://www.istl.org/08-fall/index.html>.
Primary Source, Vol. 10, No. 11; December 2008.
"Primary Source is the monthly newsletter of the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). The Institute of Museum and Library Services is an independent federal grant-making agency dedicated to creating strong libraries and museums that connect people to information and ideas."
For more information, please see <http://www.imls.gov/e-primarysource.htm>.
ERCIM News, No. 76. Special Theme: "The Sensor Web"
"ERCIM News is published quarterly by ERCIM, the European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics."
For more information, please see <http://ercim-news.ercim.org/>.
ScieCom Info, Vol 4, No 4 (2008) .
"ScieCom info - Nordic-Baltic Forum for Scientific Communication is an interactive information forum focusing on the development of Open Access in the Nordic/Baltic countries. "
For more information, please see <http://www.sciecom.org/ojs/index.php/sciecominfo>.
Digital Document Quarterly, Volume 7, Number 4. HMG Consulting.
From the publisher's announcement: "This DDQ number sums up the long-term digital preservation (LDP) situation by asserting that it is time for major institutions to choose LDP strategies, arguing that the technical alternatives are now known, with few surprises likely about what can be done."
For more information, please see <http://home.pacbell.net/hgladney/ddq_7_3.htm>.
Point to Point
The Google Book Search Bibliography, Version 3: 12/9/2008 Charles W. Bailey, Jr., Digital Scholarship.
"This bibliography presents selected English-language articles and other works that are useful in understanding Google Book Search. It primarily focuses on the evolution of Google Book Search and the legal, library, and social issues associated with it. Where possible, links are provided to works that are freely available on the Internet, including e-prints in disciplinary archives and institutional repositories."
For more information, please see <http://www.digital-scholarship.org/gbsb/gbsb.htm>.
"The ticTOCs Journal Tables of Contents service makes it easy for academics, researchers, students and anyone else to keep up-to-date with newly published scholarly material by enabling them to find, display, store, combine and reuse thousands of journal tables of contents from multiple publishers. With ticTOCs, it only takes a tick or two to keep up to date. The ticTOCs Consortium consists of: the University of Liverpool Library (lead), Heriot-Watt University, CrossRef, ProQuest, Emerald, RefWorks, MIMAS, Cranfield University, Institute of Physics, SAGE Publishers, Inderscience Publishers, DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals), Open J-Gate, and Intute. ticTOCs has been funded under the JISC Users and Innovations programme."
For more information, please see <http://www.tictocs.ac.uk/>.
Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography, Version 74, December 31, 2008, Charles W. Bailey, Jr.
"Version 74 of the Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography is now available from Digital Scholarship. This selective bibliography presents over 3,350 articles, books, and other printed and electronic sources that are useful in understanding scholarly electronic publishing efforts on the Internet. Where possible, links are provided to works that are freely available on the Internet, including e-prints in disciplinary archives and institutional repositories."
For more information, please see <http://www.digital-scholarship.org/sepb/sepb.html>.
Calls for Participation
The 9th IEEE International Conference on Computer and Information Technology, 11 - 14 October 2009, Xiamen, China. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 15 February 2009.
"As an IEEE CS conference, CIT has become a major platform for researchers and industry practitioners from different fields of computer and information technology. Each year, CIT attendees appreciate and benefit from multidisciplinary exchanges in computer and information technology. In previous years, CIT has attracted many high quality research papers spanning over the various aspects of information technology, computing science and computer engineering. These papers highlight foundational work that strives to push beyond limits of existing computer technologies, including experimental efforts, innovative systems, and investigations that identify weaknesses in existing IT services. "
For more information, please see <http://grid.hust.edu.cn/CIT2009/>.
ETD 2009, The 12th International Symposium on Electronic Theses and Dissertations, 10 - 13 June 2009, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 16 February 2009.
"The purpose of 'ETD 2009: Bridging the knowledge divide' will not only be to present research outcomes and demonstrate new developments and initiatives in the field of electronic theses and dissertations, but also to encourage even more universities around the world to become a part of the NDLTD and to promote free, open and long-term access to online scholarship. For institutions and individuals that are at the early stages of investigating how to operate and promote an ETD project or program, the conference will also offer a range of learning and networking opportunities within an international collegial atmosphere of a premier university for graduate professional education."
For more information, please see <http://www.library.pitt.edu/etd2009/>.
WORLDCOMP'09: The 2009 World Congress in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, and Applied Computing, 13 - 16 July 2009, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 25 February 2009.
"WORLDCOMP'09 is the largest annual gathering of researchers in computer science, computer engineering and applied computing. It assembles a spectrum of affiliated research conferences, workshops, and symposiums into a coordinated research meeting held in a common place at a common time. This model facilitates communication among researchers in different fields of computer science and computer engineering."
For more information, please see <http://www.world-academy-of-science.org/>.
13th European Conference on Digital Libraries, 27 September - 2 October 2009, Corfu, Greece. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 21 March 2009.
"Relevant topics for the ECDL 2009 are grouped to three tracks, corresponding to the Infrastructures, Content Management and the Services required for the development and support of Digital Societies. The topics include, but are not limited to those within three tracks:
For more information, please see <http://www.ecdl2009.eu/>.
The 1st IEEE International Conference on Scalable Computing and Communications, 23 - 25 August 2009, Dalian, China. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 31 March 2009.
"ScalCom 2009 aims to provide an international forum for scientists, researchers and engineers to discuss challenges, launch original ideas, and showcase real-world problems on all aspects of scalability. ScalCom 2009 is soliciting original and previously unpublished papers addressing research challenges and advances towards the design, implementation and evaluation of scalable computing and communication systems."
For more information, please see <http://18.104.22.168/>.
The International ACM Conference on Management of Emergent Digital EcoSystems (MEDES'09), 27 - 30 October 2009, Lyon, France. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 1 April 2009.
"The International Conference on Management of Emergent Digital EcoSystems (EDES) aims to develop and bring together a diverse community from academia, research laboratories and industry interested in exploring the manifold challenges and issues related to resource management of Digital Ecosystems and how current approaches and technologies can be evolved and adapted to this end. The conference seeks related original research papers, industrial papers and proposals for demonstrations, and tutorials and workshops."
For more information, please see <http://sigappfr.acm.org/MEDES/09/>.
Sixteenth International Symposium on Temporal Representation and Reasoning, 23 - 25 July 2009, Brixen, Italy. Call for papers. The submission deadline for abstracts is 6 April 2009.
"TIME 2009 aims to bring together researchers from distinct research areas involving the management of temporal data as well as the reasoning about temporal aspects of information."
For more information, please see <http://www.inf.unibz.it/krdb/events/time-2009/>.
2009 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Joint Conferences on Web Intelligence (WI'09) and Intelligent Agent Technology (IAT'09), 15 - 18 September 2009, Milan, Italy. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 10 April 2009.
"Web Intelligence (WI) is a new research paradigm aimed at exploring the fundamental interactions between AI-engineering and Advanced Information Technology (AIT) on the next generation of Web systems, services, and etc. Here AI-engineering is a general term that refers to a new area, slightly beyond traditional AI: brain informatics, human level AI, intelligent agents, social network intelligence and classical areas, such as knowledge engineering, representation, planning, and discovery and data mining are examples. AIT includes wireless networks, ubiquitous devices, social networks, and data/knowledge grids, as well as cloud computing. WI research seeks to explore the most critical technology and engineering to bring in the next generation Web systems."
For more information, please see <http://www.wi-iat09.disco.unimib.it/>.
XI All-Russian Scientific Conference RCDL 2009, 17 - 21 September 2009, Petrozavodsk, Russia. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 15 April 2009.
"RCDL'2009 is the eleventh conference in the series of All-Russian scientific conferences 'Digital Libraries: Advanced Methods and Technologies, Digital Collections'. Hundreds of scientists from the leading scientific centers of Austria, Germany, Greece, Italy, New Zealand, Russia, the USA, Ukraine and other countries have taken part at the RCDL conferences over the period of 10 years."
For more information, please see <http://rcdl2009.krc.karelia.ru/index.php?plang=e>.
The 12th IEEE International Conference on Computational Science and Engineering 29 - 31 August 2009, Vancouver, Canada. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 15 April 2009.
"The Computational Science and Engineering area has earned prominence through advances in electronic and integrated technologies beginning in the 1940s. Current times are very exciting and the years to come will witness a proliferation in the use of various advanced computing systems. It is increasingly becoming an emerging and promising discipline in shaping future research and development activities in academia and industry, ranging from engineering, science, finance, economics, arts and humanitarian fields, especially when the solution of large and complex problems must cope with tight timing schedules."
For more information, please see <http://cse.stfx.ca/~cse09/>.
2009 NFAIS Annual Conference, Barbarians at the Gate? The Impact of Digital Natives and Emerging Technologies on the Future of Information Services, 22 - 24 February 2009, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
"To what extent do the expectations and information-seeking behaviors of Digital Natives worldwide differ from those of prior generations? How are innovative content providers, libraries and universities changing their products and services to meet these new expectations? Are social networking, online collaborative tools, and user-generated content being incorporated? If so, how are the issues of authentication, ownership, privacy and versions being addressed? Can user-interfaces be made more intuitive, without significant loss in search power? How are new and emerging technologies such as e-paper, e-books, cloud computing, mobile communication enhancements and others being leveraged to improve the overall search experience? And, as business opportunities continue to shift geographically to meet the information needs of digital natives around the globe, what new business practices are being adopted? The 51st NFAIS Annual Conference will discuss these issues and more."
For more information, please see <http://www.nfais.org/events/event_details.cfm?id=51>.
Digital Preservation Training Programme, 23 - 25 February 2009, London, United Kingdom.
"The Digital Preservation Training Programme (DPTP) is predicated on the need for institutions to combine organisational and technological perspectives to devise an appropriate response to the challenges that digital preservation (DP) requirements present. It is aimed at managers in institutions who are grappling with fundamental DP issues."
For more information, please see <http://www.ulcc.ac.uk/dptp>.
CALIBER 2009: Convention on Automation of Libraries in Education and Research Institutions, 25 - 27 February 2009, Pondichery, India.
"CALIBER (Convention on Automation of Libraries in Education and Research Institutions) offers a unique opportunity to information professionals and knowledge managers to expand their horizons and extend professional expertise. It is a focused event that addresses latest trends on an important theme and sub themes. CALIBER brings together practitioners and academicians in the field of library and information science and computer science from across the world. Leading experts, IT gurus, and vendors from around the globe participate in the event. CALIBER has proved to be a forum for renowned and trend-setting speakers to stimulate strategic discussions among librarians, information specialists, publishers from all over the country and beyond."
For more information, please see <http://www.inflibnet.ac.in/caliber2009/>.
International Conference e-Society 2009, 25 - 28 February 2009, Barcelona, Spain.
"The IADIS e-Society 2009 conference aims to address the main issues of concern within the Information Society. This conference covers both the technical as well as the non-technical aspects of the Information Society. Broad areas of interest are eSociety and Digital Divide, eBusiness / eCommerce, eLearning, New Media and E-Society, Digital Services in ESociety, eGovernment /eGovernance, eHealth, Information Systems, and Information Management."
For more information, please see <http://www.esociety-conf.org/>.
WebWise 2009, 26 - 27 February 2009, Washington, DC, USA.
"Each year, this symposium brings together some 300 museum and library professionals from across the country to address the development of technological and digital resources and their impact on museums, libraries, and other cultural organizations....The theme of the 2009 WebWise is Digital Debates, which will engage panelists and attendees in the complicated and sometimes problematic 'Big Issues' faced by museums, libraries, archives, and other cultural institutions in terms of emerging technologies."
For more information, please see <http://webwise2009.fcla.edu/>.
ICKMIC 2009 - International Conference on Knowledge Management and Intellectual Capital, 26 - 27 February 2009, IMT Ghaziabad, India.
"[The] Institute of Management Technology (IMT), Ghaziabad, India, Centre for Knowledge Systems, Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico and the World Capital Institute, the leading international think tank in Knowledge Based Development, are jointly organizing the first International Conference on Knowledge Management and Intellectual Capital (ICKMIC2009)....This will provide a forum for exchange of current trends in theory and practice of disciplines related to Knowledge Management and Intellectual Capital."
For more information, please see <http://www.imt.edu/ickmic2009/>.
Asia-Pacific Conference on Library & Information Education and Practice, 6 - 8 March 2009, Tsukuba, Japan.
"This conference will address the following questions:
For more information, please see <http://a-liep.kc.tsukuba.ac.jp/>.
24th Annual ACM Symposium on Applied Computing, 8 - 12 March 2009, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.
"The 24th Annual ACM Symposium on Applied Computing will be held at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Beach Resort & Spa Waikiki Beach, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. The event is sponsored by the ACM Special Interest Group on Applied Computing (SIGAPP), whose mission is to further the interests of the computing professionals engaged in the development of new computing applications and application areas and the transfer of computing technology to new problem domains."
For more information, please see <http://www.acm.org/conferences/sac/sac2009/>.
14th ACRL National Conference, 12 - 15 March 2009, Seattle, Washington, USA.
"ACRL [Association of College & Research Libraries] 2009 will challenge you to push your boundaries and promises you the opportunity to explore new ideas, engage in new learning, and extend our collective vision of the future of academic and research libraries in the 21st century."
For more information, please see <http://www.acrl.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/events/seattle/seattle.cfm>.
ASIDIC (Association of Information and Dissemination Centers) Spring 2009 meeting, 22 - 24 March 2009, Tampa, Florida, USA.
"Content production and distribution organizations of all kinds are facing a dramatic evolution in communication, academia, and technology. Now with the added complexity of worldwide economic crises, we are searching for self-definition and bold innovations to weather our changing industries. What does this change look like? What do the end users really expect from us? Do certain new business models threaten to change our missions? Speakers and panelists from a wide range of businesses will offer varied perspectives on change management, novel product development, and customer markets."
For more information, please see <http://www.asidic.org/page/32-spring-2009>.
AAAI-SSS-09: Social Semantic Web: Where Web 2.0 Meets Web 3.0, 23 - 25 March 2009, Stanford, California, USA.
"In this symposium, we are interested in bringing together the semantic web community and the social web community to promote the collaborative development and deployment of semantics in the World Wide Web context. We welcome constructive papers on, for example: (i) how semantic technologies, especially knowledge representation and collective intelligence, can benefit social web content organization and retrieval; (ii) how social web technologies can facilitate massive semantic content production; and (iii) how to address the requirements, e.g., reasoning scalability and semantic convergence issues, which emerge from the combination."
For more information, please see <http://tw.rpi.edu/sss09>.
The 3rd International Conference on Adaptive Business Information Systems (ABIS 2009), 23 - 25 March 2009, Leipzig, Germany.
"Information Technologies in their broad sense have been profoundly changing the ways, the processes and the philosophies of businesses. Adaptive business applications support processes whose workflows, user interfaces and business rules often change. The need for these dynamic applications is greater now than ever before and business systems in every perspective, management, workflow, information, infrastructure, etc. are evolving themselves towards being autonomic, adaptive, self-managing, self-organizing, and so forth. Emerging technologies such business rules management systems, complex event processing engines, event-driven business process management tools, corporate semantic web technologies, etc. are now gaining increasing momentum as they promise enhanced adaptive and agility capabilities to businesses, in order to sense unexpected environmental changes and to respond to business opportunities or to avoid business risks that turn up in a turbulent and quickly changing business environment."
For more information, please see <http://siwn.org.uk/2009leipzig/ABIS09.htm>.
5th International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies (WEBIST), 23 - 26 March 2009, Lisboa, Portugal.
"The purpose of the 5th International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies (WEBIST) is to bring together researchers, engineers and practitioners interested in the technological advances and business applications of web-based information systems. The conference has four main track, covering different aspects of Web Information Systems, including Internet Technology, Web Interfaces and Applications, Society, e-Communities, e-Business and, last but not least, e-Learning."
For more information, please see <http://www.webist.org/>.
International Conference on Computer Supported Education(CSEDU), 23 - 26 March 2009, Lisboa, Portugal.
"CSEDU 2009 (the International Conference on Computer Supported Education) aims at becoming a yearly meeting place for presenting and discussing new educational environments, best practices and case studies on innovative technology-based learning strategies, institutional policies on computer supported education including open and distance education, using computers. In particular, the Web is currently a preferred medium for distance learning and the learning practice in this context is usually referred to as e-learning. CSEDU-2009 is expected to give an overview of the state of the art as well as upcoming trends, and to promote discussion about the pedagogical potential of new learning and educational technologies in the academic and corporate world. "
For more information, please see <http://www.csedu.org/>.
Stewardship of Digital Assets Workshop, 24 - 25 March 2009, New York, New York, USA.
"Through a combination of lecture and interactive sessions you will learn from a faculty of four digital experts about the long-term needs of the digital assets that exist in your institution, and how to plan for their preservation. The workshop provides examples from model digital preservation plans and includes case studies from established digital preservation programs. Faculty members work directly with attendees to assist in developing their plans. This course is best suited for participants with existing digital collections and prior digitization experience. Participation by multiple employees from the same institution is encouraged."
For more information, please see <http://www.metro.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=329>.
EG workshop on 3D Object Retrieval, 29 March 2009, Munich, Germany.
"3D object representations have become an integral part of modern computer graphics applications, such as computer-aided design, game development and film production. At the same time, 3D data have become very common in domains such as computer vision, computational geometry, molecular biology and medicine. The rapid evolution in graphics hardware and software development, in particular the availability of low cost 3D scanners, has greatly facilitated 3D model acquisition, creation and manipulation, giving the opportunity to experience applications using 3D models to a large user community....The EG workshop on 3D Object Retrieval was organized for the first time in 2008 with the aim to stimulate researchers from different fields (computer vision, computer graphics, machine learning and human-computer interaction) who work on the common goal of 3D object retrieval, to present state-of-the-art work in the field and provide a cross-fertilization ground that stimulates discussions on the next steps in this important research area."
For more information, please see <http://3dor.ge.imati.cnr.it/About.html>.
Computers in Libraries, 30 March - 1 April 2009, Arlington, Virginia, USA.
"[The] conference theme, Creating Tomorrow: Spreading Ideas & Learning, focuses on leading edge technology tools, processes, and practices in libraries, as well as the new spaces and places where their products and services thrive. It highlights exciting new online initiatives and innovations in all types of information enterprises; tools and techniques for enhancing user-friendly digital information flows; information discovery and visualization methods for spreading information, ideas and learning; building new communities and supporting online connections in engaging ways, and more."
For more information, please see <http://www.infotoday.com/cil2009/>.
DigCCurr 2009: Digital Curation Practice, Promise and Prospects, 1 - 3 April 2009, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA.
"DigCCurr 2009: Digital Curation Practice, Promise and Prospects is part of the Preserving Access to Our Digital Future: Building an International Digital Curation Curriculum (DigCCurr) project. DigCCurr is a three-year (2006-2009), Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)-funded collaboration between SILS and the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). The primary goals of the DigCCurr project are to develop a graduate-level curricular framework, course modules, and experiential components to prepare students for digital curation in various environments. DigCCurr initiatives in support of this goal are informed by representatives from the project's collaborating institutions as well as an Advisory Board of experts from Australia, Canada, Italy, the Netherlands, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States."
For more information, please see <http://www.ils.unc.edu/digccurr2009/>.
American Society of Engineering Education Northeast Conference 2009, 3 - 4 April 2009, Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA.
"In the coming years, our world will continue to face economical, environmental and energy related problems. How is Engineering and Engineering Technology Education responding to the needs of our society and the world? This will be the theme for an exhilarating and thought provoking weekend of professional workshops, presentations, and discussions at the University of Bridgeport."
For more information, please see <http://www.asee2009online.org/>.
CHI 2009: Digital Life, New World, 5 - 9 April 2009, Boston Massachusetts, USA.
"Computing is reaching into all parts of modern life. CHI 2009 will be the showcase for the technologies, designs and ideas that will form the new world of digital life. There are many exciting new ways in which computing can improve life in many parts of the world. CHI 2009 will be the place to see that happen."
For more information, please see <http://www.chi2009.org/>.
European Conference on Information Retrieval (ECIR 2009), 6 - 9 April 2009, Toulouse, France.
"The annual BCS-IRSG European Conference on Information Retrieval is the main European forum for the presentation of new research results in the field of Information Retrieval. The conference encourages the submission of high quality research papers reporting original, previously unpublished results."
For more information, please see <http://ecir09.irit.fr/access.php>.
Learning on Screen Conference 2009, 7 - 8 April 2009, London, United Kingdom.
"Learning on Screen, the annual conference established by the Society for Screen-Based Learning, focuses on the delivery of learning and research with moving image and sound be it through broadcasting, web delivery, physical media or cinema."
For more information, please see <http://www.bufvc.ac.uk/learningonscreen/conference/conference.html>.
(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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