C L I P S A N D P O I N T E R S
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Point to Point
Calls for Participation
- ACM Web Science Conference (WebSci14), 23 - 26 June 2014, Bloomington, Indiana, USA. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 23 February 2014.
- IFLA 2014 Satellite Meeting on Information Literacy: Theme:Facing the Future: Librarians and Information Literacy in a Changing Landscape, 14 - 15 August 2014, Limerick, Republic of Ireland. Call for abstracts and proposals. The submission deadline is 28 February 2014.
- Science and Information Conference 2014, 27 - 29 August 2014, London, United Kingdom. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 1 March 2014.
- 8th International Conference on Formal Ontology in Information Systems FOIS 2014, 22 - 25 September 2014, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 3 March 2014.
- IFLA World Library and Information Congress: IFLA Social Sciences Libraries Section with
IFLA Women, Information and Libraries Special Interest Group, 16 - 22 August 2014, Lyon France. Call for papers. The submission deadline for abstracts is 10 March 2014.
- Seventeenth International Conference on Text, Speech and Dialogue (TSD 2014), 8 - 12 September 2014, Brno, Czech Republic. Call for papers. The submission deadline for abstracts is 15 March and for full papers is 22 March 2014.
- 5th International Symposium on Information Management in a Changing World, 24 - 26 November 2014, Antalya, Turkey. Call for papers. The submission deadline for extended abstracts is 16 March 2014.
- Hypertext 2014 - 25th ACM Conference on Hypertext and Social Media, 1 - 4 September 2014, Santiago, Chile. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 21 March 2014.
- Fifth International Conference on the Applications of Digital Information and
Web Technologies (ICADIWT 2013), 17 - 19 February 2014, Bangalore, India
- NISO Virtual Conference: The Semantic Web Coming of Age: Technologies and Implementations, 19 February 2014, 11:00 - 5:00 p.m. (US Eastern Time). Registration closes on February 18, 2014 at 4:00 pm Eastern.
- 2014 NFAIS Annual Conference: Giving Voice to Content: Re-envisioning the Business of Information, 23 - 25 February 2014, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
- 9th International Digital Curation Conference: IDCC 2014, 24 - 27 February 2014, San Francisco, California, USA
- Intelligent User Interfaces (IUI) Conference, 24 - 27 February 2014, Haifa, Israel
- An Introduction to XML and XML Applications, 26 - 28 February 2014, Washington, DC, USA
- Faster, smarter and richer. Reshaping the library catalogue (FSR 2014), 27 - 28 February 2014, Rome, Italy
- SPARC 2014 Open Access Meeting, 2 - 4 March 2014, Kansas City, Kansas, USA
- 7th International Conference on Health Informatics - HEALTHINF 2014, 3 - 6 March 2014, Angers, France
- Digital Collection Contexts: Intellectual and Organizational Functions at Scale, March 4, 2014, Berlin, Germany (an iConference workshop: See below).
- iConference 2014, 4 - 7 March 2014, Berlin, Germany
- 32nd Annual Conference of the Visual Resources Association, 12 - 15 March 2014, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
- Electronic Resources & Libraries 2014, 16 - 19 March 2014, Austin, Texas, USA
- Third International Conference on E-Learning and E-Technologies in Education (ICEEE2014), 18 - 20 March 2014, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
- Fourth International Conference on Digital Information Processing and Communications (ICDIPC2014), 18 - 20 March 2014, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
- The Second International Conference on E-Technologies and
Business on the Web (EBW2014), 18 - 20 March 2014, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
- Netskills Workshop: e-Learning Essentials: BTEC Certificate, 18 - 20 March 2014, London, United Kingdom
- ACM 29th Symposium On Applied Computing, 24 - 28 March 2014, Gyeongju, Korea
- RDA Third Plenary Meeting, 26 - 28 March 2014, Dublin, Ireland
- RDAP14, the fifth annual Research Data Access and Preservation Summit, 26 - 28 March 2014, San Diego, California, USA
- IA Summit, 26 - 30 March 2014, San Diego, California, USA
C L I P S A N D P O I N T E R S
Staffing for Effective Digital Preservation: An NDSA Report, Results of a Survey of Organizations Preserving Digital Content, by Winston Atkins, et al., Library of Congress, December 2013.
"The results of the 2012 National Digital Stewardship Alliance Standards and Practices Working Group's digital preservation staffing survey have just been released. Staffing for Effective Digital Preservation: An NDSA Report (pdf) shares what was learned by surveying 85 institutions with a mandate to preserve digital content about how they staffed and organized their preservation functions."
Stop the Presses: Is the Monograph Headed toward an E-only Future?, by Roger C. Schonfeld, an Issue Brief for Ithaka S+R, December 10, 2013.
The following quoted material is introductory to this paper: "As scholars and students have grown increasingly able to gain access to needed scholarly materials in digital format, both their work processes and libraries' approaches to managing these materials have been fundamentally transformed. For journal literature in particular, the digital version either a born-digital current issue or a digitized backfile has become the default mode of access in most cases, with many libraries consequently deaccessioning little-used print journals in favor of electronic-only access. The digital availability of journal issues has made it clear that the atomic unit of a journal is an article, raising a host of questions about what this means for the journal as a bundle. While print versions of scholarly journals continue to play an important role in meeting community preservation goals, digital versions are, with a few important exceptions such as richly illustrated titles, proving to be a reasonable substitute if not an absolute improvement in satisfying discovery and access needs for scholarly journal materials. Now, as more and more scholarly monographs grow increasingly accessible in digital form, libraries and publishers are grappling with how to answer the question: will monographs also make a complete transition from print to electronic format?"
Knowledge Exchange Discussion Paper on Open Knowledge, a discussion paper with views by Hans Bennis, Rachel Bruce, Daniel Mietchen, Arthur van der Molen, Leo Plugge and Mogens Sandfær and text by Nicola Yeeles. Published by Knowledge Exchange, November 2013.
"'Open knowledge' is the power to promote fast, creative innovation by allowing an idea to leave your hands. Essentially, something is 'open' if anyone is free to use, reuse and redistribute it. It should only be subject to the requirement to the requirement to attribute the author, if even that. Knowledge Exchange is exploring the rich field of open knowledge in order to help our partners effectively achieve their objectives. To this end, scoping sessions took place with experts which revealed strong views on the value of making knowledge open and steps which need to be taken to achieve this."
U.S. Public Libraries and the Use of Web Technologies, 2012 Closer Look Report, by Meghan Wanucha and Linda Hofschire, Colorado State Library, Library Research Service, November 2013.
"[This report]...presents the findings of the third iteration of our biennial study, launched in 2008, that documents the use of various web technologies (social networking, virtual reference, blogs, etc.) on the websites of nearly 600 public libraries throughout the nation."
ECAR Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology, 2013, by Eden Dahlstrom, J.D. Walker, Charles Dziuban, with a foreword by Glenda Morgan. Published by the Educause Center for Analysis and Research, September 2013.
"ECAR has surveyed undergraduate students annually since 2004 about technology in higher education. In 2013, ECAR collaborated with more than 250 higher education institutions to collect responses from more than 112,000 undergraduate students about their technology experiences and expectations. The findings are distilled into four broad themes to help educators and higher education institutions better understand how students experience technology on their respective campuses and the ways in which new, better, or more technology can impact students' relationship with information technology."
Modeling Cultural Collections for Digital Aggregation and Exchange Environments, by Karen M. Wickett, Antoine Isaac, Katrina Fenlon, Martin Doerr, Carlo Meghini, Carole L. Palmer, and Jacob Jett. CIRSS Technical Report, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, October 2013.
From the Abstract: "This report presents the results of a collaboration between members of the IMLS Digital Collections and Content (DCC) project and developers of the Europeana Data Model (EDM) to construct a formal extension of EDM that explicitly accommodates representation of collections and collection/item relationships. The goal is to enhance the representation facilities of EDM, and to make EDM conducive to representing collection-level data from DCC and other digital content providers."
Searching for Sustainability: Strategies from Eight Digitized Special Collections, by Nancy L. Maron, Sarah Pickle, and Deanna Marcum. Published November 2013 by ARL and Ithaka S+R. Funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).
"The report aims to address one of the biggest challenges facing libraries and cultural heritage organizations: how to move their special collections into the 21st century through digitization while developing successful strategies to make sure those collections remain accessible and relevant over time."
Field Guide to Fixed Layout for E-Books, by the BISG (Book Industry Study Group) Content Structure Committee and edited by Dave Cramer of Hachette Book Group. Updated Version 1.1, September 2013.
"Version 1.1. A practical guide to the ins and outs of creating fixed layout e-books from industry experts, featuring information on when to use fixed layout, accessibility issues, interactivity, retailer standards, and much more! Updated version 1.1 features a new chapter on how to develop cross-platform EPUB Fixed Layout content for a consistent reading experience across various reading systems."
Research Data Management
Principles, Practices, and Prospects, by Andrew Asher, Kiyomi Deards, Maria Esteva, et al. Council on Library and Information Resources, November 2013.
From the Abstract: "This report examines how research institutions are responding to data management requirements of the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, and other federal agencies. It also considers what role, if any, academic libraries and the library and information science profession should have in supporting researchers' data management needs."
D3.1 - Evaluation of Cost Models and Needs & Gaps Analysis (MS12 Draft), by Ulla Bøgvad Kejser, et al., 4C Project (Collaboration to Clarify the Cost of Curation) Draft for comment dated December 5, 2013.
"The report provides an analysis of existing research related to the economics of digital curation and reports upon the investigation of how well current cost and benefit models meet stakeholders' needs for calculating and comparing financial information. It aims to point out gaps that need to be bridged between the capabilities of currently available models and tools, and stakeholders' needs for financial information."
Managing Data in Digital Form, by Patrice Lyons, in Information Security & Privacy News, Information Security Committee, ABA Section of Science & Technology Law, Volume 5, Issue 1, Winter 2014.
"Much energy has been spent over the past few years on what is often called Software Defined Networking (SDN). In some efforts there appears to be a distinction drawn with respect to certain basic terminology: namely, the meaning of the concepts 'program' and 'data;' and how they may apply in the context of SDN. A careful examination of these basic building blocks in the context of an SDN environment leads to the following conclusion it is not really helpful to draw a distinction between what is called 'data transport' and what is called 'data management.'"
How Americans Value Public Libraries in Their Communities, By Kathryn Zickuhr, Lee Rainie, Kristen Purcell and Maeve Duggan, Pew Internet & American Life Project, December 2013.
Summary of Findings: "Americans strongly value the role of public libraries in their communities, both for providing access to materials and resources and for promoting literacy and improving the overall quality of life. Most Americans say they have only had positive experiences at public libraries, and value a range of library resources and services."
Meeting the E-Resources Challenge, OCLC's E-resource Advisory Council, Online Computer Library Center (OCLC), 2013.
Announced in OCLC Abstracts, Vol. 16 No. 50: "This new report explores the challenges that managing e-resources
represents and extends the conversations of OCLC's E-resource
Advisory Council across the community - helping libraries find new
ways to address these issues."
Starting the Conversation: University-wide Research Data Management Policy, by Ricky Erway, OCLC Research, OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc., 2013.
From the Introduction: "This call for action addresses the high-level benefits of adopting a university-wide policy regarding research data management. It identifies the various university stakeholders and suggests that the library initiate a conversation among them in order to get buy-in for a proactive, rather than reactive, high-level policy for responsible data planning and management that is supported and sustainable."
Information Standards Quarterly (ISQ), Topic: Evolution of Bibliographic Data Exchange. Winter 2013 Volume 25, no. 4. Published by NISO.
"Libraries are in the midst of moving away from AACR2 and MARC
21 to the new world of the semantic web, linked data, FRBR, and RDA. As
noted by Ted Fons, Executive Director, Data Services & WorldCat Quality at
OCLC and the guest content editor for this ISQ issue, 'the success of the
web as a research tool has dramatically changed the library's role in the
exposure of library catalogs. 'The rise of new metadata initiatives reflects
the need to respond to this change and to increase our effectiveness in the
exchange and management of library metadata.' Fons has gathered together in
the Winter 2013 issue of ISQ a set of thoughtful and informative articles
about the work that is underway in this bibliographic data evolution."
Primary Source, Vol. 15, No. 11 December 2013, Institute of Museums and Library Services (IMLS).
"Brief articles alert readers to new information about IMLS grants, monthly highlights of best practices, and important agency news with hotlinks to more detailed information on the IMLS web site."
Issues in Science & Technology, Number 74, Fall 2013.
"Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship publishes substantive content of interest to science and technology librarians. It serves as a vehicle for sci-tech librarians to share successful initiatives and innovative ideas, and to publish peer-reviewed or board-accepted papers, including case studies, practical applications, theoretical essays, web/bibliographies, and research papers relevant to the functions and operations of science and technology libraries in all settings."
CrossRef Quarterly, December 2013.
Introductory remarks by the Executive Director, Ed Pentz: "As 2013 comes to a close and CrossRef approaches the 14th anniversary of its founding
I'm very happy to report that things are in great shape. Steady growth continues across the board with participating publishers now over 4,700, the number of content items approaching 65 million, the number of manuscripts run through CrossCheck is over 100,000 per month and new services like CrossMark and FundRef starting to take off. FundRef is particularly interesting because it's something that was developed in 2012 and launched in 2013 and is now proving to be a key piece of infrastructure."
Point to Point
Slides from the NISO Webinar: New Perspectives on Assessment How Altmetrics Measure Scholarly Impact. Webinar held November 13, 2013.
From About this Webinar: "As scholars increase their usage of Web 2.0 tools like CiteULike, Mendeley, Twitter, and blogs there is an opportunity to create new filters. These metrics show web-based traces of research communication like citations from social networking links, press coverage, comments, etc. These metrics are complementary to COUNTER, impact factor and eigenfactor reports. Realizing this, many authors have begun to call for investigation of these metrics under the banner of 'altmetrics.' Specifically, altmetrics is the creation and study of new metrics based on the Social Web for analyzing and informing scholarship."
MP3 recording - Open Teleconference - ODI - Nov 18, 2013. The MP3 recording is 4MB in size.
"[This recording is one of] an ongoing series of calls held on the second Monday of each month as a way to keep the community apprised of NISO's activities. The calls also provide an opportunity for you to give feedback to NISO on its activities or make suggestions about new activities NISO should be engaging in." The November 18 teleconference was on Open Discovery Initiative (ODI). and it was led by
Marshall Breeding, Independent Consultant; Co-chair, ODI Working Group.
Slides from the NISO Virtual Conference: Web-Scale Discovery Services: Transforming Access to Library Resources, held November 20, 2013.
From About this Conference: "Web-scale Discovery Services are becoming an integral part of libraries' information gathering arsenal. These services are able to use a single interface to seamlessly integrate results from a wide range of online sources, emulating the experience patrons have come to expect from Internet search engines. But despite their ability to streamline searching, discovery services provide a wide set of challenges for libraries who implement them. This virtual conference [touched] on both the potential of discovery services as well as some of the issues involved."
Digital Commons Network: Library and Information Science Commons.
"The Digital Commons Network provides free access to full-text scholarly articles and other research from hundreds of universities and colleges worldwide. Curated by university librarians and their supporting institutions, this dynamic research tool includes peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, dissertations, working papers, conference proceedings, and other original scholarly work."
Calls for Participation
ACM Web Science Conference (WebSci14), 23 - 26 June 2014, Bloomington, Indiana, USA. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 23 February 2014.
"Web Science is the emergent science of the people, organizations,
applications, and of policies that shape and are shaped by the Web, the
largest informational artifact constructed by humans in history. Web
Science embraces the study of the Web as a vast universal information
network of people and communities. As such, Web Science includes the
study of social networks whose work, expression, and play take place on
the Web. The social sciences and computational sciences meet in Web
Science and complement one another: Studying human behavior and social
interaction contributes to our understanding of the Web, while Web data
is transforming how social science is conducted."
IFLA 2014 Satellite meeting on Information Literacy: Theme:Facing the Future: Librarians and Information Literacy in a Changing Landscape, 14 - 15 August 2014, Limerick, Republic of Ireland. Call for abstracts and proposals. The submission deadline is 28 February 2014.
"As Librarians we are living in a digital age, a time of relentless change. This changing media landscape together with the rapid growth in information are affecting individuals and societies now more than ever. In order to succeed in what is now a complex, multifaceted information environment; communities and nations must identify and obtain a crucial set of Information Literacy (IL) competencies. Every day we are confronted with new information and knowledge in different and sometimes challenging forms. The rise of digital and social media tools has brought with it some amazing innovations and immense challenges. IL can help us to seek, critically evaluate and create new information and knowledge to embrace these diverse forms using existing tools and share these through various networks and channels."
Science and Information Conference 2014, 27 - 29 August 2014, London, United Kingdom. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 1 March 2014.
"The Science and Information (SAI) Conference is a premier venue for researchers and industry practitioners to share their new ideas, original research results and practical development experiences from Computer Science,
Electronics, Communication and related areas."
8th International Conference on Formal Ontology in Information Systems FOIS 2014, 22 - 25 September 2014, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 3 March 2014.
"The FOIS conference is designed to provide a meeting point for researchers from all disciplines with an interest in formal ontology. The conference encourages submission of high quality articles on both theoretical issues and concrete applications."
IFLA World Library and Information Congress: IFLA Social Sciences Libraries Section with
IFLA Women, Information and Libraries Special Interest Group, 16 - 22 August 2014, Lyon France. Call for papers. The submission deadline for abstracts is 10 March 2014.
"IFLA Social Sciences Libraries Section in collaboration with Women, Information and Libraries Special Interest Group is seeking papers on the topic of 'Librarians as change agents: finding, using and managing data for social change'. Librarians, by collecting, organizing, storing and providing access to data, serve as change agents, helping organizations and individuals access and use data in order to develop more successful societies....Proposals should be submitted electronically to Sylvia Piggott: firstname.lastname@example.org"
Seventeenth International Conference on Text, Speech and Dialogue (TSD 2014), 8 - 12 September 2014, Brno, Czech Republic. Call for papers. The submission deadline for abstracts is 15 March and for full papers is 22 March 2014.
"The TSD series evolved as a prime forum for interaction between researchers in both spoken and written language processing from all over the world. Proceedings of TSD form a book published by Springer-Verlag in their
Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (LNAI) series."
5th International Symposium on Information Management in a Changing World, 24 - 26 November 2014, Antalya, Turkey. Call for papers. The submission deadline for extended abstracts is 16 March 2014.
"The main theme of the Symposium is 'Research Data Management and Knowledge Discovery'. It aims to bring together researchers, data scientists,
computer engineers, data repository managers, information scientists and
information professionals, data librarians and archivists to discuss the
issues pertinent to research data management and open data repositories,
and to contemplate on how to design and develop innovative and
collaborative knowledge discovery and mining services over the research
Hypertext 2014 - 25th ACM Conference on Hypertext and Social Media, 1 - 4 September 2014, Santiago, Chile. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 21 March 2014.
"The ACM Hypertext conference is a premium venue for high quality
peer-reviewed research on hypertext theory, systems and applications. It
is concerned with all aspects of modern hypertext research including
social media, semantic web, dynamic and computed hypertext and
hypermedia as well as narrative systems and applications. The conference will focus on the role of hypertext and hyperlink theory on the web and beyond, as a foundation for approaches and practices in the wider community ranging from the usage of social media to the semantics of the 'Internet of Things'."
Fifth International Conference on the Applications of Digital Information and
Web Technologies (ICADIWT 2013), 17 - 19 February 2014, Bangalore, India.
"[This conference] is a forum for scientists, engineers, and practitioners to present their latest research results, ideas, developments and applications in the areas of Computer Communications, Communication Networks, Communication Software, Communication Technologies and Applications, and other related themes."
NISO Virtual Conference: The Semantic Web Coming of Age: Technologies and Implementations, 19 February 2014, 11:00 - 5:00 p.m. (US Eastern Time). Registration closes on February 18, 2014 at 4:00 pm Eastern.
"This virtual conference will look at the challenges and opportunities available through the Semantic Web, highlighting applications, projects, and initiatives that are changing the way libraries and publishers structure their metadata and improve the accessibility of their content."
2014 NFAIS Annual Conference: Giving Voice to Content: Re-envisioning the Business of Information, 23 - 25 February 2014, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
"What if you were freed from the constraints of the past free to re-envision your products, services, and business models? Where would you begin, what would you do, and what would those products, policies and business models look like? The 56th NFAIS Annual Conference will help you answer those questions. It will provide you with an ideal opportunity to interact with peers who are adopting the new information mindset and embracing technology to move forward, transform, and ultimately allow content to unveil its secrets."
9th International Digital Curation Conference: IDCC 2014, 24 - 27 February 2014, San Francisco, California, USA.
"This year the IDCC will focus on how data-driven developments are changing the world around us, recognising that the growing volume and complexity of data provides institutions, researchers, businesses and communities with a range of exciting opportunities and challenges. The Conference will explore the expanding portfolio of tools and data services, as well as the diverse skills that are essential to explore, manage, use and benefit from valuable data assets."
Intelligent User Interfaces (IUI) Conference, 24 - 27 February 2014, Haifa, Israel.
"IUI 2014 is the annual meeting of the intelligent interfaces community and serves as the principal international forum for reporting outstanding research and development on intelligent user interfaces."
An Introduction to XML and XML Applications, 26 - 28 February 2014, Washington, DC, USA.
"Taught by experienced XML instructors and developers Matthew Gibson, director of digital initiatives at the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities at the University of Virginia, and Christine Ruotolo, digital services manager for humanities and social sciences at the University of Virginia Library, this three-day workshop is designed for the relative newcomer to XML. The workshop will be a mix of lecture and hands-on demonstration and experimentation."
Faster, smarter and richer. Reshaping the library catalogue (FSR 2014), 27 - 28 February 2014, Rome, Italy.
"This international conference aims at offering a scientific forum on the value of cataloguing and 'real' library data that brings together researchers, professionals, users, content providers and developers in the LIS (Library and Information Science)."
SPARC 2014 Open Access Meeting, 2 - 4 March 2014, Kansas City, Kansas, USA.
"SPARC (Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) is an international alliance of academic and research libraries working to create a more open system of scholarly communication. Advances in the areas of open access, open data, and open educational resources have grown exponentially since the last SPARC Open Access Meeting was convened in 2012. As this push for greater openness continues, these three fronts are converging in interesting and potentially transformative ways. Join us as leaders from the library community, academia, industry, student community, and other research avenues discuss how open access, open data, and open educational resources are intersecting, and the impact this convergence might have on research and discovery. The meeting is designed to emphasize collaborative actions that stakeholders can take to positively impact publishing, policy, digital repositories, author rights, and licensing."
7th International Conference on Health Informatics - HEALTHINF 2014, 3 - 6 March 2014, Angers, France.
"The purpose of the International Conference on Health Informatics is to bring together researchers and practitioners interested in the application of information and communication technologies (ICT) to healthcare and medicine in general and to the specialized support to persons with special needs in particular."
Digital Collection Contexts: Intellectual and Organizational Functions at Scale, March 4, 2014, Berlin, Germany (an iConference workshop: See below).
"This full-day workshop examines conceptual and practical aspects of collections and the context they provide in the digital environment, especially in large-scale cultural heritage aggregations. Collections will be considered in relation to the information needs of scholars, roles of cultural institutions, and international interoperability."
iConference 2014, 4 - 7 March 2014, Berlin, Germany.
"The iConference is an annual gathering of a broad spectrum of scholars and researchers from around the world who share a common concern about critical information issues in contemporary society. The iConference pushes the boundaries of information studies, explores core concepts and ideas, and creates new technological and conceptual configurations all situated in interdisciplinary discourses."
32nd Annual Conference of the Visual Resources Association, 12 - 15 March 2014, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.
"'A Visual Approach,' an expression borrowed from aviation meaning a pilot's visual approach to the airport for landing as opposed to one using navigation instruments, is a metaphor for our gathering this year. Airplanes were at one time cutting edge technology that shortened the distances between people and opened new destinations. Like modern aviation, digital technologies are bringing people and ideas together in ever expanding ways in our learning environments. Our conferences are our visual approach to the wider world of the profession, with new ideas and insights coming into clear view."
Electronic Resources & Libraries 2014, 16 - 19 March 2014, Austin, Texas, USA.
"The goal of the ER&L Conference is to bring together information professionals from libraries and related industries to improve the way we collect, manage, maintain, and make accessible electronic resources in an ever-changing online environment."
The Second International Conference on E-Technologies and
Business on the Web (EBW2014), 18 - 20 March 2014, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
"Papers were invited for this conference on a wide range of topics, including:
- Digital Data Mining
- Digital Enterprises
- Digital Innovation Management
- Digital Libraries
- Digital Management products
- Digital economics, and digital content
- Distributed and Parallel Applications
- E-Commerce Strategy Implementation
Netskills Workshop: e-Learning Essentials: BTEC Certificate, 18 - 20 March 2014, London, United Kingdom.
"Delivered over 3 days, this workshop teaches comprehensive techniques, methodologies and tools to enable you to confidently design, develop, assess and evaluate e-learning. By attending this cutting-edge workshop you will be able to apply proven instructional design methodologies to develop pedagogically effective e-learning."
ACM 29th Symposium On Applied Computing, 24 - 28 March 2014, Gyeongju, Korea.
"For the past twenty-eight years, the ACM Symposium on
Applied Computing has been a primary gathering forum for applied
computer scientists, computer engineers, software engineers, and
application developers from around the world."
RDA Third Plenary Meeting, 26 - 28 March 2014, Dublin, Ireland.
"The 3rd Plenary focuses on the theme 'The Data Sharing Community: Playing YOUR Part' and is about exploiting RDA's work to date to its full potential. The program contains a mixture of keynotes, panels, networking, Working and Interest Groups as well as 'Birds of a Feather' sessions on topics ranging from agriculture to particle physics, and from humanities to bioinformatics. All parts of the data lifecycle are addressed, from foundational data terminology to data publication and re-use."
RDAP14, the fifth annual Research Data Access and Preservation Summit, 26 - 28 March 2014, San Diego, California, USA.
"The Research Data Access and Preservation Summit 2014 will feature three days of programming with an emphasis on practical approaches to research data management, access, and preservation, including success stories (and lessons learned), innovative research, and resources and tools developed by and for the community. The program will include invited panels and presentations, an interactive poster session, lightning talks, and a hands-on workshop."
IA Summit, 26 - 30 March 2014, San Diego, California, USA.
"Fifteen years ago, at the first iteration of what would become the IA Summit, a group came together around the theme of 'Defining Information Architecture'. And they succeeded not in defining it, necessarily, but in starting a conversation that has continued ever since."
Digital Humanities Data Curation, 30 April - 2 May 2014, Boston, Massachusetts. Call for applications (limited to 20 persons). The application deadline is 31 January 2014.
ETD 2014 Symposium, 23 - 25 July 2014, Leicester, United Kingdom. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 31 January 2014.
ELAG 2014: Lingering gold, 10 - 13 June 2014, Bath, United Kingdom. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 31 January 2014.
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