Dealing with Data: Roles, Rights, Responsibilities and Relationships, Consultancy Report, by Dr Liz Lyon, UKOLN, University of Bath, 19 June 2007.
From the Introduction to the report: "UKOLN was asked to undertake a small-scale consultancy for the JISC to investigate the relationships between data centres and institutions which may develop data repositories. The resulting direction-setting report 'will be used to advance the digital repository development agenda within the JISC Capital Programme (2006 - 2009), to assist in the co-ordination of research data repositories and to inform an emerging Vision and Roadmap'."
For more information, please see <http://www.jisc.ac.uk/news/stories/2007/06/news_data.aspx>.
ISO 15489: Information and Documentation - Records Management, by Sarah Higgins, University of Edinburgh, Digital Curation Center, 13 July 2007.
"This paper offer a concise overview of existing and emerging formal and de facto standards that can be beneficial for the long-term curation and preservation of digital materials."
For more information, please see <http://www.dcc.ac.uk/>.
Towards an Open Source Archival Repository and Preservation System, Recommendations on the Implementation of an Open Source Digital Archival and Preservation System and on Related Software Development, by Kevin Bradley, National Library of Australia, UNESCO Memory of the World Sub-Committee on Technology; Junran Lei, Australian Partnership for Sustainable Repositories; and Chris Blackall, Australian Partnership for Sustainable Repositories. United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization: Paris, June 2007.
"This report was commissioned by UNESCO Memory of the World Programme and prepared with the support of the Australian Partnership for Sustainable Repositories (APSR)."
For more information, please see <http://portal.unesco.org/ci/en/ev.php-
Web 2.0 for Content for Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, by Tom Franklin, Franklin Consulting, and Mark van Harmelen, Independent Consultant and University of Manchester. May 28, 2007.
From the Introduction to the report: "This report is the result of a study into the use of Web 2.0 technologies for content creation for learning and teaching in Higher Education, funded by the JISC, and carried out between March and May 2007. It draws on existing studies, interviews with staff at universities who have implemented Web 2.0 technologies for learning and teaching, and a week-long web based seminar (webinar) with expert contributions, both from speakers and the audience. The report builds on the briefing documents that were written especially for the webinar and the results of the webinar discussions, many of which can be found in the Moodle site that was used to support the conference. "
For more information, please see <http://www.jisc.ac.uk/media/documents/programmes/digital_repositories/web2-content-learning-and-teaching.pdf>.
Home Broadband Adoption 2007, by John B. Horrigan and Aaron Smith, published by the Pew Internet & American Life Project, July 2007.
From the press release about the report: "Nearly half (47%) of all adult Americans now have a high-speed internet connection at home, according to a February 2007 survey conducted by the Pew Internet & American Life Project. The percentage of Americans with broadband at home has grown from 42% in early 2006 and 30% in early 2005. Among individuals who use the internet at home, 70% have a high-speed connection while 23% use dialup...The Pew Internet Project's report on broadband adoption is based on the Project's February-March survey of 2,200 adults, 996 of whom were home broadband users. The Pew Internet Project is a non-profit, non-partisan initiative of the Pew Research Center that produces reports exploring the impact of the internet on children, families, communities, the work place, schools, health care, and civic/political life."
For more information, please see <http://www.pewinternet.org/PPF/r/217/report_display.asp>.
CLIR Issues, Number 58, July/August 2007, published by the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR).
"CLIR is an independent, nonprofit organization. Through publications, projects, and programs, CLIR works to maintain and improve access to information for generations to come. In partnership with other institutions, CLIR helps create services that expand the concept of "library" and supports the providers and preservers of information."
The July/August 2007 issue of CLIR Issues is at <http://www.clir.org/pubs/issues/issues58.html>.
Issues in Science & Technology Librarianship, No. 50, Spring 2007.
"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/07-spring/index.html>.
NISO Newsline. National Information Standards Organization (NISO), July 2007.
"NISO Newsline is an executive summary of noteworthy articles pertaining to information standards and is distributed to the NISO community each month."
For more information, please see <http://www.niso.org/news/newsline/NISONewsline-Jul2007.htm>.
Ariadne, Issue 51, April 2007.
"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/>.
nestor newsletter, Number 11, April 2007 (English language version).
"The aim of this newsletter is to keep you up-to-date with all the latest news concerning the nestor project. The project home page contains information on all recent developments."
For more information, please see <http://nestor.sub.uni-goettingen.de/newsletter/index.php?lang=en>.
Digital Curation Blog, by Chris Rusbridge, Director, Digital Curation Center.
" The Digital Curation Blog [was] inspired by the Digital Curation Centre to discuss issues relating to the curation and long term preservation of digital science and research data."
For more information, please see <http://digitalcuration.blogspot.com/>.
ERCIM News, Special Theme: "Service-Oriented Computing". Issue number 70, July 2007.
"ERCIM News is published quarterly by ERCIM, the European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics...ERCIM aims to foster collaborative work within the European research community and to increase co-operation with European industry. Leading research institutes from eighteen European countries are members of ERCIM. ERCIM is the European host of W3C."
For more information, please see <http://ercim-news.ercim.org/>.
National Digital Archive of Datasets News, Spring 2007 issue, The UK National Archives.
"This is a quarterly publication, highlighting the latest dataset releases and developments in the service. The National Digital Archive of Datasets has long been unique in the UK in offering an online querying facility where you can analyse and research archived datasets, as well as catalogues and related documents all of which are seamlessly integrated to provide a full digital service."
For more information, please see <http://www.ndad.nationalarchives.gov.uk/news/nl/>.
Journal of Electronic Publishing, Volume 10, Issue 2.
"The Journal of Electronic Publishing (JEP) is a forum for research and discussion about contemporary publishing practices, and the impact of those practices upon users. Our contributors and readers are publishers, scholars, librarians, journalists,students, technologists, attorneys, retailers, and others with an interest in the methods and means of contemporary publishing. At its inception in January 1995, JEP carved out an important niche by recognizing that print communication was in the throes of significant change, and that digital communication would become an important and in some cases predominant means for transmitting published information."
For more information, please see <http://www.journalofelectronicpublishing.org/>.
Point to Point
OpenCourseWare Finder, The OpenCourseWare Consortium.
"An OpenCourseWare is a free and open digital publication of high quality educational materials, organized as courses. The OpenCourseWare Consortium is a collaboration of more than 100 higher education institutions and associated organizations from around the world creating a broad and deep body of open educational content using a shared model. The mission of the OpenCourseWare Consortium is to advance education and empower people worldwide through opencourseware."
For more information, please see <http://ocwconsortium.org/use/index.html>.
Archive Builders Course in Document Imaging and Document Management: Fall 2007, by Steve Gilheany.
"These materials are used in the document management class taught by Archive Builders. They are available free for download. Please include a reference to http://www.archivebuilders.com/ if you make reference to these materials or distribute them. The papers are updated from time to time. Please access the current version, available here, when making copies."
For more information, please see <http://www.archivebuilders.com/whitepapers/index.html>.
The Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography, Version 68: 6/19/2007.
"The Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography (SEPB) presents selected English-language articles, books, and other printed and electronic sources that are useful in understanding scholarly electronic publishing efforts on the Internet. Most sources have been published between 1990 and the present; however, a limited number of key sources published prior to 1990 are also included. Where possible, links are provided to sources that are freely available on the Internet."
For more information, please see <http://www.digital-scholarship.org/sepb/sepb.html>.
Calls for Participation
Twenty-Third Annual NASIG Conference, Theme: "Taking the Sting Out of Serials", 5 - 8 June 2008, Phoenix, Arizona, USA. Call for for proposals and ideas. The submission deadline is 20 August 2007.
"Established in 1985, the North American Serials Interest Group, Inc. (NASIG) is an independent organization that promotes communication, information, and continuing education about serials and the broader issues of scholarly communication."
For more information, please see <http://www.nasig.org/public/forms/idea.htm>.
23rd Annual ACM Symposium on Applied Computing, 16 - 20 March 2008, Ceará, Brazil. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 8 September 2007.
"For the past twenty-two 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. SAC 2008 is sponsored by the ACM Special Interest Group on Applied Computing (SIGAPP), and is hosted by the University of Fortaleza and the Federal University of Ceará, in Brazil."
For more information, please see <http://www.acm.org/conferences/sac/sac2008/>.
Assess the Impact of Free Access to Computers and the Internet at Public Libraries in Cooperation with the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Request for Proposals. The submission deadline is 14 September 2007.
"The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) invites proposals for a cooperative agreement to examine the social value of free access to computers, the Internet, and related services at the nation's public libraries. Since the 1990s, public libraries have provided free access to the Internet and computers with support from government and private foundations. But, so far, little research has studied the impact of this access. IMLS' cooperator will examine the impact of free access to the Internet and computers on the social, economic, personal, professional well-being for individuals, families, and communities. The IMLS project will be carried out with support from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation."
For more information, please see <http://www.imls.gov/pdf/ComputerAccessStudyRFP.pdf>.
Internet of Things 2008: International Conference for Industry and Academia , 26 - 28 March 2008, Zurich, Switzerland. Call for papers. The submission deadline for technical papers is 15 September 2007. Workshop/tutorials/demo proposals are due 20 October 2007.
"This conference brings leading researchers and practitioners from both academia and industry together to facilitate sharing of applications, research results, and knowledge. [Organizers] are particularly interested in work addressing real-world implementation and deployment issues."
For more information, please see <http://www.iot2008.org/cfp/index.html>.
CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2008), 5 - 10 April 2008, Florence, Italy. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 19 September 2007.
"CHI 2008 focuses on the balance between art and science, design and research, practical motivation and the process that leads the way to innovative excellence. It is about balance in our rapidly evolving field, the balance between individuals and groups, collocated and remote, stationary and mobile, in both our local and global communities."
For more information, please see <http://www.chi2008.org/>.
Library Review, Special issue on Digital libraries and the Semantic Web: context, applications and research. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 5 October 2007..
"For many digital libraries or cultural institutions, the Semantic Web offers an opportunity to better expose valuable digital resources pertaining to research, culture or history, using common standards and technologies in a collaborative and 'joined up' way. Semantic Web technologies are capable of enhancing digital libraries or repositories by facilitating improved user interfaces and human-computer interaction, improved navigation and retrieval within heterogeneous document environments, user profiling, personalisation and contextualisation, etc. Such technologies also have the potential to solve or aid the management of problems relevant to the LIS community, such as semantic interoperability, advanced metadata and information integration, the management of large corpora of heterogeneous digital resources, and so forth. This special themed issue of Library Review consolidates similarly themed conferences (e.g. the International Conference on Semantic Web and Digital Libraries (ICSD-2007)) and aims to demonstrate the relevance and application of Semantic Web technologies to digital libraries, repositories, and the LIS community generally."
For more information, please see <http://cdlr.strath.ac.uk/LibraryReview/>.
4th International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies (WEBIST), 4 - 7 May, 2008, Funchal, Madeira, Portugal. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 13 October 2007.
"The purpose of the 4th 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 Future of Knowledge Organization in the Networked Environment: IKONE-2007, 3 - 5 September 2007, Bangelore, India.
"The Documentation Research and Training Centre (DRTC) of the Indian Statistical Institute (ISI), Bangalore, has had a long research interest in knowledge organization. DRTC's seminal contributions especially in the areas of theory of Knowledge Organization and Facet Analysis pioneered by Prof. S.R. Ranganathan have had and continue to impact knowledge organization and information retrieval not only in the traditional environment but also in the digital environment. The Indian Statistical Institute, of which the DRTC is a component, is in its Platinum jubilee year. As a part of this, DRTC is pleased to announce this International Conference on Future of Knowledge Organization in the Networked Environment."
For more information, please see <http://www.drtc.isibang.ac.in/ikone/>.
Doing digital: using digital resources in the arts and humanities: DRHA07, 9 - 12 September 2007, Dartington (near the town of Totnes), United Kingdom.
"Over the last decade the annual Digital Resources for the Humanities and Arts (DRHA) conferences have constructed an unusual kind of meeting place for the Humanities: a space in which researchers, curators, and distributors of digital resources could meet and share perspectives on their complementary agendas....This year, the conference aims to explore further major issues at the interface between traditional humanities scholarship and the creative arts, by focusing on their differing or complementary approaches to the deployment of digital technologies."
For more information, please see <http://www.dartington.ac.uk/drha07/>.
Hypertext 2007, 10 - 12 September 2007, Manchester, United Kingdom.
"Hypertext 2007 will consist of five autonomous programmes under a single unified conference. Each autonomous programme will have its own programme committee and review team. However, the conference will join together these different strands of hypertext to create a single entity representing the diverse interests that exist within the hypertext community."
For more information, please see <http://www.sigweb.org/ht07/>.
10th International Conference on Digital Audio Effects DAFx-07, 10 - 15 September 2007, Bordeaux, France.
"The 10th International Conference on Digital Audio Effects, DAFx-07...grew from a very successful COST action in Europe and has established a reputation for the excellence of the papers and its open, friendly atmosphere. It is an event where everyone is involved in some aspect of music and information technology, from new ways to play electronic instruments to music information retrieval."
For more information, please see <http://www.dafx.u-bordeaux.fr/>.
Libraries Without Walls 7: Exploring 'anytime, anywhere' delivery of library services, 14 - 18 September 2007, Lesvos, Greece.
"From their beginnings in 1995, the Libraries without Walls conferences have mapped a major change in the practice of librarianship. While library services are still concerned to provide users with physical access to their buildings, electronic access, often from remote locations, is becoming ever more dominant. Library services are being integrated into virtual learning, research and personal environments. Papers presented at previous LWW conferences have mapped this change and provided examples of how libraries are delivering their services whenever and wherever their users need them."
For more information, please see <http://www.cerlim.ac.uk/conf/lww7/>.
European Conference on Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries (ECDL 2007), 16 - 21 September 2007, Budapest, Hungary.
"This unique and well-established series brings together researchers, developers and practitioners working in various disciplines and related areas of digital libraries all over the world. The conference will consist of a three days technical program, preceded by a tutorial day and followed by workshops. The technical program will include refereed paper presentations, plenary sessions, panels and poster sessions. The tutorials will provide in-depth looks at areas of current interest. ECDL 2007 will be devoted to discussions about hot issues and applications and will primarily provide a forum to reinforce the collaboration of researchers towards the Ubiquitous Digital Libraries."
For more information, please see <http://www.ecdl2007.org/index.php>.
The 26th International Conference on Computer Safety, Reliability and Security, 18 - 21 September 2007, Nuremberg, Germany.
"SAFECOMP covers the state of the art, experiences and trends in the areas of safety, reliability and security regarding critical computer applications. SAFECOMP offers a platform for knowledge and technology transfer between academia, industry, research institutions and licensing bodies. SAFECOMP provides ample opportunity to exchange insights and experience on emerging methods and practical applications across the borders of different disciplines."
For more information, please see <http://www11.informatik.uni-erlangen.de/safecomp2007/index.html>.
Librarian@2010 - Educating for the future, 19 - 21 September 2007, Lisbon, Portugal.
"There is a need to bridge the gap between the academic field and the field of practice when discussing the future of European library and information science education, the profession and its services. The conference aims to bring educators, researchers and practitioners together in order to discuss the effects of profound social changes related to digitization, multiculturalism and the growth of the knowledge economy."
For more information, please see <http://www.apbad.pt/Librarian@2010/Librarian@2010.htm>.
8th International Conference on Music Information Retrieval, 23 - 27 September 2007, Vienna, Austria.
"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://ismir2007.ismir.net/>.
IADIS International Conference WWW/Internet 2007, 5 - 8 October 2007, Vila Real, Portugal.
"The IADIS WWW/Internet 2007 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.internet-conf.org/>.
The 10th IASTED International Conference on Computers and Advanced Technology in Education: CATE 2007, 8 - 10 October 2007, Beijing, China.
"CATE 2007 will act as a major forum for the presentation of innovative ideas, approaches, developments and outcomes of research projects in the area of technology-based education as well as the exchange of information between researchers, faculty, administrators and practitioners. Main groups of conference topics include but are not limited to applications of advanced technology and software-hardware systems for modern teaching and learning, best practices and case studies on innovative technology-based teaching strategies and instructional design approaches, institutional strategies and policies on technology-based education and training, technology-based open and distance education, national and international projects and collaboration, and technology as an enabler of globalization of education."
For more information, please see <http://www.iasted.org/conferences/cfp-570.html>.
Internet Librarian International 2007, 8 - 19 October 2007, London, United Kingdom.
"Internet Librarian International provides a stimulating forum for inquiring delegates and experienced speakers to explore the exciting range of issues and challenges that information professionals face today."
For more information, please see <http://www.internet-librarian.com/>.
International Conference on the Digital Preservation (iPRES 2007), 11 - 12 October 2007, Beijing, China.
"iPRES 2007 will explore: I. management: planning, administering, staffing, financing, certifying; II. operations: system evaluating and selecting, workflow managing, and rights managing; and III. new directions in preservation: service environments, grid, personal archives, linking scientific data and primary publications. It is to provide the 'customer' institutions and communities real-life examples and best practices, and to reflect the progresses accumulated since 2004."
For more information, please see <http://ipres.las.ac.cn/>.
International Conference on Metadata and Semantics Research (MTSR'07), 11 - 12 October 2007, Corfu, Greece.
"The conference targets researchers and practitioners from the fields of metadata and semantics research as well as applications of the semantic web and related technologies (Social Web, Infometrics, Information Retrieval)."
For more information, please see <http://www.mtsr.ionio.gr/>.
Ninth International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility, 14 - 17 October 2007, Tempe, Arizona, USA.
"The ASSETS series of conferences is aimed at providing a technical forum for presenting and disseminating innovative research results that address the use of computing and information technologies to help persons with disabilities."
For more information, please see <http://www.acm.org/sigaccess/assets07/>.
Eleventh International IEEE EDOC Conference (EDOC 2007) 'The Enterprise Computing Conference', 15 - 19 October 2007, Annapolis, Maryland, USA.
"The EDOC Conference is the primary annual event focusing on the convergence of the paradigms, technologies and methods involved in enterprise computing. EDOC 2007 is the eleventh event in the successful series of conferences, which since 1997 has brought together leading researchers, architects and practitioners from both academia and industry to discuss enterprise computing challenges and solutions."
For more information, please see <http://www.edocconference.org/>.
2nd International Conference on the Pragmatic Web, 22 - 23 October 2007, Tilburg, The Netherlands.
"The Pragmatic Web Conference is a unique forum to envision and debate how the emerging social, semantic, multimedia Web mediates the ways in which we construct shared meaning. While there is much research and development into topics relevant to this challenge such as collaboration, usability, knowledge representation, and social informatics, the Pragmatic Web conference provides common ground for dialogue at the nexus of these topics."
For more information, please see <http://www.pragmaticweb.info/>.
EDUCAUSE 2007 Annual Conference, 23 - 26 October 2007, Seattle, Washington, USA.
"Focused on the theme 'Information Futures: Aligning Our Missions,' the diverse program [for this conference] offers a variety of ways to gather information, meet with peers in the higher education IT community, and hear from leading figures in the field including preconference seminars; track and poster sessions; small group meetings; and corporate exhibits, presentations, and workshops."
For more information, please see <http://www.educause.edu/conference/annual/2007>.
Symposium on Information Management in the Changing World, 24 - 26 October 2007, Ankara, Turkey.
"This conference aims to bring together both researchers and practitioners to discuss the current information management issues, and present ideas, theories, approaches and methods to tackle them."
For more information, please see <http://www.sempozyum2007.hacettepe.edu.tr/english/index.php>.
International Cultural Heritage Informatics Meeting, 24 - 26 October 2007, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
"Back in North America for the first time since 1999, ICHIM continues its tradition of meeting every two years to survey the changing synergies of culture, heritage and informatics. This tenth meeting visits digital culture in the age of Web 2.0, contributed content, open source, broadband services, and ubiquitous computing. From one perspective all seems new, while another draws a direct line from the videodisk of 1991, through the CD-ROMs of 1993, and the Web of 1995 to e-commerce, e-government, and social computing."
For more information, please see <http://www.archimuse.com/ichim07/>.
Unlocking Audio: Sharing Experience of Mass Digitisation, 26 - 27 October 2007, London, United Kingdom.
"Unlocking Audio is an international conference exploring the planning and strategies required for the successful execution of large-scale audio digitisation projects, and the technical and practical issues involved. Aimed at actual practitioners, sharing best practice and looking at emerging standards, the event will be held at the British Library in London."
For more information, please see <http://www.bl.uk/unlockingaudio>.
K-CAP 2007: The Fourth International Conference on Knowledge Capture, 28 - 31 October 2007, Whistler, Britsh Columbia, 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 2007 will provide 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.csd.abdn.ac.uk/kcap07/>.
Second International Conference on Digital Information Management ICDIM 2007, 28 - 31 October 2007, Lyon, France.
"The International Conference on Digital Information Management is a multidisciplinary conference on digital information management, science and technology. The principal aim of this conference is to bring people from academia, research laboratories and industry and offer a collaborative platform to address the emerging issues and solutions in digital information science and technology. The ICDIM will address a large number of themes and issues."
For more information, please see <http://icdim.insa-lyon.fr/>.
Internet Librarian 2007: 2.0: Info Pros, Library Communities, & Web Tools, 29 - 31 October 2007, Monterey, California, USA.
"Information Today, Inc. returns to Monterey in 2007 to present the 11th annual Internet Librarian the only conference for information professionals who are using, developing, and embracing Internet, Intranet, and Web-based strategies in their roles as information architects and navigators, Webmasters and Web managers, content evaluators and developers, taxonomists, searchers, community builders, information providers, trainers, guides, and more."
For more information, please see <http://www.infotoday.com/il2007>.
(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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