Signposts in Cyberspace: The Domain Name System and Internet Navigation, Committee on Internet Navigation and the Domain Name System: Technical Alternatives and Policy Implications, National Research Council, National Academies Press, 2005.
From the Executive Summary: "This document reports the conclusions of an assessment of the current state and future prospects of the DNS and its interactions with Internet navigation, including its uses as a means of navigation itself and as an infrastructure for navigation by other means. The assessment is the result of the deliberations of a committee that encompasses a wide range of disciplines, experience, and viewpoints. The report is addressed to the technologists, policy makers, and others whose decisions will affect the future of the DNS and Internet navigation aids and services."
For ordering information or to read free of charge online, please see <http://www.nap.edu/catalog/11258.html>.
Museum Data Collection Report and Analysis, Institute of Museum and Library Services, May 20, 2005.
"Commissioned by IMLS to assess the status of data collection activities in the museum community, the Museum Data Collection Report reinforces recommendations made by a similar 1998 study, addressing the need for systematic data collection to inform public policy and museum management decision-making. The report recommends improvements in data collection, and cites that many studies are available on the internet and that the web has enormous potential for enabling the museum community to collaborate in gathering and sharing data. (1202KB)p"
The report, in PDF format, is located at <http://www.imls.gov/pubs/pdf/Museum_Data_Collection.pdf>.
Building an Electronic Records Archive at the National Archives and Records Administration: Recommendations for a Long-Term Strategy, Robert F. Sproull and Jon Eisenberg, Editors, Committee on Digital Archiving and the National Archives and Records Administration, National Research Council, National Academies Press, 2005.
From the Preface to the report: "[This report] examines longer-term, more strategic issues related to electronic records archiving at NARA. These issues include technology and other trends that shape the context in which the ERA exists, the archival processes of the ERA itself, and the future evolution of the ERA system."
For more information, please see <http://www.nap.edu/catalog/11332.html>.
Educating the Engineer of 2020: Adapting Engineering Education to the New Century, Committee on the Engineer of 2020, Phase II, Committee on Engineering Education, National Academies Press.
From the Executive Summary: "This report is a result of the National Academy of Engineering that attempts to prepare for the future of engineering by asking the question, "What will or should engineering education be like today, or in the near future, to prepare the next generation of students for effective engagement in the engineering profession in 2020?"
For more information, please see <http://www.nap.edu/catalog/11338.html>.
Open access self-archiving: An author study, Swan, A. and Brown, S. (May 2005) Key Perspectives Ltd.
Announced by Stevan Harnad: "This...international, cross-disciplinary study on open access had 1296 respondents. Its focus was on self-archiving. Almost half (49%) of the respondent population have self-archived at least one article during the last three years. Use of institutional repositories for this purpose has doubled and usage has increased by almost 60% for subject-based repositories."
For more information, please see <http://eprints.ecs.soton.ac.uk/10999/>.
ERCIM News No. 62, Special Theme: Multimedia Informatics, July 2005.
"ERCIM News is published quarterly by ERCIM, the European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics. ERCIM News reports on joint actions of the ERCIM partners, and aims to reflect the contribution made by ERCIM to the European Community in Information Technology."
For more information, please see <http://www.ercim.org/publication/Ercim_News/enw62/>.
DOI News, June 2005.
"DOI News is a public news release. Information contained within this newsletter may be reproduced and disseminated to all interested parties. This issue contains the following articles:
For more information, please see <http://www.doi.org/news/DOINewsJun05.html>.
Point to Point
Cyberinfrastructure Technology Watch (CTWatch), a joint, NSF-funded effort of the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) and the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA)
"Cyberinfrastructure Technology Watch (CTWatch) is an online venue designed to engage the science and engineering research community in the news, ideas, and information surrounding the emergence of cyberinfrastructure as the essential foundation for advanced scientific inquiry....CTWatch is a joint effort of the new NSF funded Cyberinfrastructure Partnership (CIP) between the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) and the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA), and it is being carried out in collaboration with the Innovative Computing Laboratory (ICL) at the University of Tennessee. It will serve both as a forum for opinion and analysis on issues related to cyberinfrastructure generally, and as an ongoing news and information source concerning the latest innovations in cyberinfrastructure technology."
For more information, please see <http://www.ctwatch.org/>.
Proceedings of the First International Conference on e-Social Science, held 22 - 24 June 2005, Manchester, United Kingdom
"Papers, presentations and the full conference proceedings are now available on our Programme page. Conference themes included:
For more information, please see <http://www.ncess.ac.uk/events/conference/>.
Calls for Participation
Computers in Libraries 2006, 22 - 24 March 2006, Washington, DC, USA. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 15 August 2005.
"The conference offers a multifaceted program designed to meet the needs of librarians, information managers, systems professionals, Webmasters and Web managers, content evaluators, intranet strategists, portal creators, and information specialists. The focus of the conference is on leading edge technology that is transforming library operations, products and services, and roles within all types and sizes of library and information services....Computers in Libraries caters to all interests and all levels of knowledge, offering four simultaneous tracks plus many workshops, networking opportunities, and an extensive exhibit hall. This year's tracks and themes encompass: Building Communities; Integrating Systems & Strategies; Information Discovery & Search; Technology Planning; Managing Content & eResources; Web Tools & Leading Edge Technology; Intranets & Portals; Search Engines, Case Studies of Internet & Intranet Librarians, Digital/Virtual Library Services, Library Automation & Infrastructure, Managing Knowledge Assets, eLearning & Training, Web Design & Development, Streaming Multimedia, Managing Digitally, and more."
For more information, please see <http://www.infotoday.com/cil2006/CallForSpeakers.shtml>.
SIGCSE 2006 Symposium, 1 - 5 March 2006, Houston, Texas, USA. Call for papers. The submission date is 9 September 2005.
"This symposium addresses problems common among educators working to develop, implement and/or evaluate computing programs, curricula, and courses. In addition, the symposium provides a forum for sharing new ideas for syllabi, laboratories, and other elements of teaching and pedagogy, at all levels of instruction."
For more information, please see <http://www.cs.rit.edu/~sigcse06/>.
The IASTED International Conference on Advances in Computer Science and Technology - ACST 2006, 23 - 25 January 2006, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Call for papers. The submission date is 15 September 2005.
"The purpose of ACST 2006 is to bring together international researchers and practitioners working at the cutting edge of several sub-areas of Computer Science and Engineering, as well as related areas such as scientific computing, computational biology and medicine, and bioinformatics, in order to promote the growth of interdisciplinary computer science and technology research. In addition to fostering research collaboration, this conference aims to enhance technology transfer to industry."
For more information, please see <http://www.iasted.org/conferences/2006/mexico/c505.htm>.
The Fifth IASTED International Conference on Web-based Education - WBE 2006, 23 - 25 January 2006, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Call for papers. The submission date is 15 September 2005.
" As keyboards replace chalkboards, the Web's impact on traditional educational theories and practices are increasingly apparent. It has transformed and expanded the conventional boundaries of education. New innovations such as virtual colleges, laboratories, and universities are developing, creating an abundance of additional areas of study surrounding this innovation. These include innovative hardware and software technology, online testing and assessment, training and teaching applications, and courseware design and development....WBE 2006 is aimed to provide scholars, faculty, researchers, and administrators in all web-based educational areas with an excellent opportunity to convene with colleagues from approximately 50 countries and discuss innovative ideas, results and outcomes of research in this new and exciting field."
For more information, please see <http://www.iasted.org/conferences/2006/mexico/wbe.htm>.
IUI '06: Tenth International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces 2006, 29 January - 1 February 2006, Sydney, Australia. Call for papers. The submission date is 19 September 2005.
"IUI 2006 seeks high-quality, original submissions of reports on research about intelligent user interfaces. It encourages participation from around the globe by both academic and industrial researchers and developers. All submissions will be reviewed by a distinguished international program committee."
For more information, please see <http://www.iuiconf.org/>.
CHI 2006: Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, 22 - 27 2006, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Call for papers. The submission date is 23 September 2005.
"...Submissions to CHI will be organized around CHI's communities: Research, Design, Usability, Engineering, Education, and Management. Community chairs will handle most of the material for each community."
For more information, please see <http://www.chi2006.org/>.
The 14th International Conference in Central Europe on Computer Graphics, Visualization and Computer Vision'2006, 30 January - 3 February 2006, Plzen, Czech Republic. Call for papers. The submission date is 27 September 2005.
Papers may include those on the following topics:
For more information, please see <http://wscg.zcu.cz/WSCG2006/wscg2006.htm>.
10th Pacific-Asia Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining, 9 - 12 April 2006, Singapore. Call for papers. The submission date is 30 September 2005.
"The 10th Pacific-Asia Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (PAKDD 2006) is a leading international conference in the areas of data mining and knowledge discovery. It provides an international forum for researchers and industry practitioners to share their new ideas, original research results and practical development experiences from all KDD related areas including data mining, data warehousing, machine learning, databases, statistics, knowledge acquisition and automatic scientific discovery, data visualization, causal induction and knowledge-based systems."
For more information, please see <http://www.ntu.edu.sg/sce/pakdd2006>.
OpenURL Registry, NISO Request for Proposal (RFP). The submission date for submitting a proposal is 15 October 2005.
As announced July 6 by Pat Harris, NISO: "With the approval of the OpenURL Standard NISO is now seeking to find an organization to serve as the Maintenance Agency for the OpenURL Registry. The scope of this MA's responsibilities are detailed in a Request-for-Proposal on the NISO website...It is expected that the successful application will begin operations January 1, 2006. Please share this news with your networks and colleagues. Questions on the RFP should be directed to Pat Harris at NISO or Eric Van de Velde <email@example.com>."
The RFP is available online in PDF format; please see <http://www.niso.org/standards/resources/OpenURL-RFPv2.pdf>.
ICEIS 2006 - 8th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems, 23 - 27 May 2006 in Paphos. Cyprus. Call for papers. The submission date is 18 October 2005.
"Papers are being sought on the following Main Topic Areas:
For more information, please see <http://www.iceis.org/>.
DRH 2005: Digital Resources for the Humanities, 4 - 8 September 2005, Lancaster, United Kingdom.
"The tenth DRH conference...will focus on critical evaluation of the use of digital resources in the arts and humanities. What has the impact really been? What kinds of methodologies are being used? What are the assumptions that underlie our work? How do we know that the work that we accomplish is truly new and innovative? How does technology change the way that we work? The Conference will also address some of the key emerging themes and strategic issues that engagement with ICT is bringing to scholarly research in the arts and humanities, with a particular focus on advanced research methods."
For more information, please see <http://www.drh.org.uk/>.
ESSIR 2005: European Summer School in Information Retrieval, 5 - 9 September 2005, Dublin, Ireland.
"This five-day school (Monday to Friday) will give participants a grounding in the core subjects of IR architectures, algorithms, formal theoretical models of IR, and evaluation as well as covering some of the current "hot" topics such as retrieving from multimedia document collections, and retrieving over wide area networks such as the Internet and the Web....The target audience of the Summer School are advanced undergraduate students, PhD students, post-doctoral researchers and academic and industrial researchers and developers. "
For more information, please see <http://www.cdvp.dcu.ie/ESSIR2005/>.
neXt 2005: ALIA National Library and Information Technicians Conference, 6 - 9 September 2005, Sydney, Australia.
"neXt 2005 reflects a shift in focus in response to the increasing demands being made on the Library and Information sector. Our vision is to make this event reflective of the opportunities available to library and information technicians through the sharing of professional development, networking opportunities and tours with our colleagues in libraries, archives and records."
For more information, please see <http://conferences.alia.org.au/libtec2005/>.
Hypertext 2005, 6 - 10 September 2005, Salzburg, Austria.
"Following in the footsteps of early hypertext pioneers, we will focus on concepts, methodologies and tools for supporting knowledge workers. We invite scholars, researchers and practitioners from all disciplines to participate in this event and exchange ideas, theories and experiences regarding the use of hypermedia to augment the capabilities of knowledge workers."
For more information, please see <http://www.ht05.org/>.
Internet Technologies and Applications (ITA 05), 7 - 9 September 2005, Wrexham, North Wales, United Kingdom.
"The first in a series of biennial international conferences on Internet Technologies and Applications (ITA 05)...will draw together researchers and developers from academia and industry across all fields of Internet computing and engineering. "
For more information, please see <http://www.newi.ac.uk/computing/research/ita05/>.
ASIDIC Fall 2005 Meeting: The Changing Value of Content, 11 - 13 September 2005, Napa, California, USA.
"The ASIDIC fall meeting will look at the changing value of content; how publishers continually have pressure to add more value to content; how aggregators need to create value added tools; and how the user now has the opportunity to add value (e.g., personalization), even freely editing content in popular wiki environments. Come and listen to leaders in the information industry speak about how their companies are addressing the value added equation and producing content that users feel is worth paying for."
For more information, please see <http://www.asidic.org/meetings/fall05.htm>.
ISMIR 2005 (6th International Conference on Music Information Retrieval), 11 - 15 September 2005, London, United Kingdom.
"The annual ISMIR Conference is the first established international forum for those involved in work on accessing digital musical materials. It reflects the tremendous growth of music-related data available either locally or remotely and the consequent need to search this content and retrieve music and musical information efficiently and effectively. "
For more information, please see <http://ismir2005.ismir.net/>.
DC-2005: International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications, 12 - 15 September 2005, Madrid, Spain.
"DC-2005 the fifth in a series of conferences previously held in Tokyo (2001), Florence (2002), Seattle (2003), and Shanghai (2004) will examine the practicalities of maintaining and using controlled sets of terms ("vocabularies") in the context of the Web."
For more information, please see <http://dc2005.uc3m.es/>.
Joint Workshop on Electronic Publishing (sponsored by Delos, SVEP and ScieCom), 14 - 15 September 2005, Lund, Sweden.
"Lund University Libraries arrange a two-day event on aspects of electronic publishing. Topics include the following:
For more information, please see <http://www.lub.lu.se/epubl_2005_Lund/>.
ICINCO 2005 - International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics, 14 - 17 September 2005, Barcelona, Spain.
" The purpose of the 2nd International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics (ICINCO) is to bring together researchers, engineers and practitioners interested in the application of informatics to Control, Automation and Robotics. Three simultaneous tracks will be held, covering Intelligent Control Systems, Optimization, Robotics, Automation, Signal Processing, Systems Modeling and Control."
For more information, please see <http://www.icinco.org/>.
XVIth International Conference of the Association for History and Computing, 14 - 17 September 2005, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
"The XVIth Conference of the international AHC aims to bring together specialists from three broad streams:
For more information, please see <http://www.ahc2005.org/en/>.
Maximising Data Value Data Use and Re-Use, 15 - 16 September 2005, Newland Park, Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom.
"The conference aims to explore survey research methods in the area of data integration: making the most of existing data and metadata by using them as a platform to aid further research, using them for deeper secondary analysis, and combining multiple sources of data."
For more information, please see <http://www.asc.org.uk/Events/Sep05/index.htm>.
Fifth International Congress on Peer Review and Biomedical Publication, 16 - 18 September 2005, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
"As with the previous Congresses, our aim is to improve the quality and credibility of biomedical peer review and publication and to help advance the efficiency, effectiveness, and equitability of the dissemination of biomedical information throughout the world."
For more information, please see <http://www.ama-assn.org/public/peer/peerhome.htm>.
Libraries Without Walls 6: Evaluating the Distributed Delivery of Library Services, 16 - 20 September 2005, Lesvos, Greece.
"[This conference will consider] four broad themes:
For more information, please see <http://www.cerlim.ac.uk/conf/lww6/>.
9th European Conference on Research and Advanced Technologies for Digital Libraries, 18 - 23 September 2005, Vienna, Austria.
"ECDL 2005 is the 9th conference in the series of European Digital Library conferences. ECDL has become the major European conference on digital libraries, and associated technical, practical, and social issues, bringing together researchers, developers, content providers and users in the field. ECDL 2005 is jointly organized by the Vienna University of Technology (VUT), the Austrian National Library (ÖNB), and the Austrian Computer Society (OCG)."
For more information, please see <http://www.ecdl2005.org>.
WebSearch University, 19 - 20 September 2005, Arlington, Virginia, USA.
"WebSearch University enables Internet researchers to hone their skills and refresh their search competencies. The world of Web search changes so quickly and so drastically that keeping up is vitally important to information professionals determined to provide the best and most-relevant information to their clients, organizations, and colleagues. "
For more information, please see <http://www.websearchu.com/>.
9th World Congress on Health Information and Libraries, 20 - 22 September 2005, Bahia, Brazil.
"Celebrating the presence of the ICML in the country for the first time it will incorporate a number of regional and national meetings, including the 7th Latin American and Caribbean Congress on Health Sciences Information, CRICS VII. The ICML9 will promote the opportunity to discuss the Commitment to Equity, the Congress theme, focusing on the understanding that knowledge should permeate all action in human health. The scientific program is being distributed in plenary sessions, contributed papers and poster sections."
For more information, please see <http://www.icml.org/?lang=en>.
ICHIM 2005: Digital Culture and Heritage, 21 - 23 September 2005, Paris, France.
&qupt;CHIM 05 Digital Culture and Heritage will address issues of technology and culture: from policy to evaluation, from design through creation, management, development, research and application."
For more information, please see <http://ichim05.ichim.org/jahia/Jahia/lang/en/pid/379>.
IWAW 05: International Web Archiving Workshop and Digital Preservation, 22 - 23 September 2005, Vienna, Austria.
"The workshop will provide a cross domain overview on active research and practice in all domains concerned with the acquisition, maintenance and preservation of digital objects for long-term access, with a particular focus on web archiving and studies on effective usage of this type of archives....It is also intended to provide a forum for interaction among librarians, archivists, academic and industrial researchers interested in establishing effective methods and developing improved solutions for data acquisition, ingest, and accessibility maintenance."
For more information, please see <http://www.iwaw.net/05/>.
The 33rd Research Conference on Communication, Information and Internet Policy, 23 - 25 September 2005, Fairfax, Virginia, USA.
"The Telecommunications Policy Research Conference (TPRC) hosts an annual forum for dialogue among scholars and decision-makers from the public and private sectors who are engaged in communication and information policy. The purpose of the conference is to acquaint policymakers with the best of recent research and to familiarize researchers with the knowledge needs of policymakers and industry. Although the TPRC draws mainly on U.S. scholars and policymakers, it also seeks out international participation that shares the experience of the United States and other countries."
For more information, please see <http://www.tprc.org/TPRC05/call05.htm>.
Building the Info GRID: Digital Library Technologies and Services - Trends and Perspectives, 26 - 27 September 2005, Copenhagen, Denmark.
"Leading researchers and implementers of eScience, eLibraries and eLearning will share their experiences and visions. Presentations fall in two groups:
For more information, please see <http://seminar.deff.dk/>.
Digital Futures: From Digitization to Delivery, 26 - 30 September 2005, London, United Kingdom.
"Led by experts of international renown, Digital Futures focuses on the creation, delivery and preservation of digital resources from cultural and memory institutions. Lasting five days, Digital Futures is aimed at managers and other practitioners from the library, museum, heritage and cultural sectors looking to understand the strategic and management issues of developing digital resources from digitisation to delivery."
For more information, please see <http://www.kcl.ac.uk/kdcs/digifutures.htm>.
Canadian Metadata Forum 2005, 27 - 28 September 2005, Ottawa, Canada.
"Library and Archives Canada is pleased to announce the Canadian Metadata Forum 2005 - a two day event designed for key decision-makers and leaders in the field of information resource management."
For more information, please see <http://www.collectionscanada.ca/metaforum/index-e.html>.
ETD 2005: 8th International Symposium on Electronic Theses & Dissertations, 27 - 30 September 2005, Sydney, Australia.
"The Conference Program will feature a number of outstanding local and international speakers, concurrent sessions and poster presentations. The Conference attracts researchers and practitioners from around the world and provides a wonderful opportunity to meet, share and extend contacts."
For more information, please see <http://adt.caul.edu.au/etd2005/etd2005.html>.
DCC (Digital Curation Centre) Conference 2005, 29 - 30 September 2005, Bath, United Kingdom.
"The overarching aim of the DCC is to provide leadership in digital curation and data preservation. The conference will provide an important forum, helping to raise awareness of the key issues and encouraging active participation and feedback from all stakeholder communities. The programme will include Keynote Speakers, will provide an overview of the work of the DCC and an opportunity via a "Symposium" to discuss the concepts and principles of Digital Curation. There will also be a series of parallel sessions, which will look in more detail at specific topics including Socio-Legal Issues, Format Registries, Storage Media, Training & Staff Development and Certification."
For more information, please see <http://www.ukoln.ac.uk/events/dcc-2005/>.
LITA National Forum 2005, 29 - September - 2 October 2005, San Jose, California, USA.
"First held in 1998, the LITA National Forum has become a highly regarded annual event for those whose work involves new and leading edge technologies in the library and information technology field."
For more information, please see <http://www.lita.org/forum05>.
Southeastern Scholarship Conference on e-Learning (SSCEL), 30 September - 1 October 2005, Macon, Georgia, USA.
"The purpose of the Southeastern Scholarship Conference on e-Learning (SSCEL) is to provide an opportunity in our region not currently available for faculty in all academic disciplines to come together and share scholarship of teaching and research in the specific area of e-Learning. It is designed for participants from the novice to the advanced veteran in e-Learning. It is our hope to bring participants from all over Georgia and the southeast annually in order to dramatically enhance the opportunities for sharing e-learning topics."
For more information, please see <http://sscel.maconstate.edu/index.php>.
K-Cap '05: Third International Conference on Knowledge Capture 2005, 1 - 4 October 2005, Banff, Canada.
"Although there has been considerable work in the area of knowledge capture, activities have been distributed across several distinct research communities, including knowledge engineering, machine learning, natural language processing, and the Semantic Web community. K-CAP provides a forum that brings together disparate research communities such as these, whose members are interested in efficiently capturing knowledge from a variety of sources and in creating representations that can be useful for reasoning."
For more information, please see <http://www.kcap05.org/>.
International Conference on Open Access within the tradition of the Berlin Declaration, 5 - 7 October 2005, Golm, Germany.
"The aim of this international conference is to bring together the various initiatives and key players within the open access movement. The intention is to keep the momentum and to strengthen the enthusiasm of all involved in this field....Keynotes, lectures and short presentations will cover a wide range of subjects, among other topics like "open access for cultural heritage", "open access to scientific (raw) data", "legal issues of open access", "authors' attitudes towards open access". There will be room for discussions, too. "
For more information, please see <http://www.zim.mpg.de/openaccess-golm/index.html>.
DLM Forum Conference, 5 - 7 October 2005, Budapest, Hungary.
"The DLM Forum Conference will welcome specialists and executives representing a range of interests: public administration, archives, research, the ICT industry and other private and voluntary sector organisations. A large number of participants from the 25 EU Member States, regions and other countries are expected."
For more information, please see <http://www.dlm-network.org/>.
Archival Perspectives in Digital Preservation, (limited to 30 participants), 6 - 7 October 2005, Richmond, Virginia, USA.
"Drawing on a growing technical literature defining digital preservation requirements, the seminar explores how concepts such as integrity, authenticity, and trust are embedded in specific digital preservation development programs, including the work of OCLC/RLG, InterPARES, and selected European initiatives."
For more information, please see <http://www.archivists.org/prof-education/workshop-detail.asp?id=1343>.
Digital Preservation Training Programme (DPTP), 10 - 14 October 2005, Warwick, United Kingdom.
"The Digital Preservation Training Programme (DPTP) is a JISC-funded project which offers practical training and support all staff involved in managing digital information within their institutions. The pilot training programme will be geared towards Higher Education and Further Education institutions but the content will also be broadly applicable to a range of institutional settings. Managing digital material requires a range of skills from different individuals working within an institution, from managers to operational staff, and includes legal, policy and economic considerations as well as technical strategies. The DPTP is being led by the University of London Computer Centre (ULCC), in association with the Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC), Archaeology Data Service (ADS)/ AHDS Archaeology, and King's College Digital Consultancy Service (KDCS) and in partnership with Cornell University. It provides a modular training programme designed to give individuals the confidence to apply their new skills to their own institutional setting, supported by carefully designed course materials."
For more information, please see <http://www.ulcc.ac.uk/dptp/>.
AIRS 2005: 2nd Asia Information Retrieval Symposium, 13 - 15 October 2005, Jeju Island, Korea.
"The symposium aims to bring together international researchers and developers to exchange new ideas and latest achievements in the field of information retrieval (IR). The scope of the symposium covers applications, systems, technologies and theoretical aspects of information retrieval in text, audio, image, video and multi-media data."
For more information, please see <http://www.airs2005.org/>.
3rd International Evidence Based Librarianship Conference - Evolution of evidence: global perspectives on linking research with practice, 16 - 19 October 2005, Brisbane, Australia.
" The conference will be a forum to bring together library and information professionals who are interested in evidence-based librarianship to support the development of their understanding of the application of techniques of evidence-based practice within information contexts."
For more information, please see <http://conferences.alia.org.au/ebl2005/>.
2005 International Symposium on Wikis, 17 - 18 October 2005, San Diego, California, USA.
"The 2005 International Symposium on Wikis brings together wiki researchers, implementers, and users for the first time. The goal of the symposium is to find a voice for the community. The symposium has a rigorously reviewed research paper track as well as plenty of space for practitioner reports, demonstrations, and discussions."
For more information, please see <http://www.wikisym.org/>.
Access 2005, 17 - 19 October 2005, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
Some of the sessions and talks for Access 2005 include:
For more information, please see <http://access2005.library.ualberta.ca/>.
EDUCAUSE Annual Conference 2005, 18 - 21 October 2005, Orlando, Florida, USA.
"Focused on the theme "Transforming the Academy: Dreams and Reality," the diverse program offers a variety of ways to gather information, engage with colleagues, and hear from leading figures in the field including preconference seminars; track sessions; poster sessions; small group meetings; and corporate exhibits, presentations, and workshops."
For more information, please see <http://www.educause.edu/content.asp?SECTION_ID=72&bhcp=1>.
WWW Internet 2005: IADIS (International Association for Development of the Information Society) International Conference, 19 - 22 October 2005, Lisbon, Portugal.
" The IADIS WWW/Internet 2005 Conference aims to address the main issues of concern within WWW/Internet. WWW and Internet had a huge development in recent years. Aspects of concern are no longer just technical anymore but other aspects have aroused. This conference aims to cover both technological as well as non-technological issues related to these developments."
For more information, please see <http://www.iadis.org/icwi2005/>.
Innovations in Scholarly Communication (OAI4), 20 - 22 October 2005, Geneva, Switzerland.
"This will be the latest installment in this highly successful series that began in 2001. The workshop is a forum that is more for activists rather than theorists or administrators. It brings together people who are at the forefront of scholarly communication change....The workshop is intended as a forum for technological issues associated with scholarly communication and will take place every second year in alternation with the Nordic Conference on Scholarly Communication . "
For more information, please see <http://oai4.web.cern.ch/OAI4>.
Internet Librarian International 2005, 24 - 26 October 2005, Monterey, California, USA.
"[This] conference [is] for information professionals and librarians who are using, developing and implementing internet, intranet and web-based strategies in their daily work as information navigators, webmasters, web managers, content evaluators, internet strategists, portal creators, product developers, searchers, library managers and educators."
For more information, please see <http://www.internet-librarian.com/index.shtml>.
Sparking Synergies: Bringing Research and Practice Together @ ASIST '05, 28 October - 2 November 2005, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA.
"ASIST 2005 will focus on the diversity of perspectives and insights from all those participating in the information science and technology community, as they generate innovative ideas, define theoretical concepts or work out the nuts and bolts of implementing well-tested ideas in new ways and in new settings. A wide variety of plenary and invited speakers, moderated panels, poster sessions and refereed papers will explore this theme."
For more information, please see <http://www.asis.org/Conferences/AM05/index.html>.
ACM 14th Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM), 31 October - 5 November 2005, Bremen, Germany.
" The ACM Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM) provides an international forum for presentation and discussion of research on information and knowledge management, as well as recent advances on data and knowledge bases. The purpose of the conference is to identify challenging problems facing the development of future knowledge and information systems, and to shape future directions of research by soliciting and reviewing high quality, applied and theoretical research findings."
For more information, please see <http://www.tzi.de/CIKM2005/>.
(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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