Streamlining Book Metadata Workflow, by Judy Luther (Informed Strategies), commissioned by NISO and OCLC, June 30, 2009.
From the Abstract: "The white paper was commissioned by NISO and OCLC as a follow-up to the Symposium for Publishers and Librarians held by OCLC on March 18-19, 2009 to discuss book metadata. This paper analyzes the current state of metadata creation, exchange, and use throughout the book supply chain. With the number of book formats multiplying and the amount of digital content growing rapidly, the metadata required to support the discovery, sale, and use of content by a global audience is increasing exponentially. At the same time economic pressures on all stakeholders in the supply chain from publishers, wholesalers, booksellers, metadata vendors, and librarians present greater challenges to providing quality and comprehensive metadata at every point in the cycle. Through interviews with over 30 industry representatives, Luther has created a book metadata exchange map illustrating the process and has identified opportunities for eliminating redundancies and making the entire process more efficient."
For more information, please see <http://www.niso.org/publications/white_papers/>.
Beyond 'Fortress America':National Security Controls on Science and Technology in a Globalized World, by the Committee on Science, Security, and Prosperity; Committee on Scientific Communication and National Security; National Research Council, published by The National Academies Press, 2009.
From the Summary: "This report provides an account of the costs associated with building walls that hamper our access to global science and technology and that dampen our economic potential. It also makes recommendations for changes to address the task set forth in the committee's charge."
For more information, please see <http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=12567&utm_medium=etmail
The Social Life of Health Information, by Susannah Fox and Sydney Jones, Pew Internet & American Life Project.
From the Overview: "This Pew Internet/California HealthCare Foundation survey finds that technology is not an end, but a means to accelerate the pace of discovery, widen social networks, and sharpen the questions someone might ask when they do get to talk to a health professional. Technology can help to enable the human connection in health care and the internet is turning up the information network's volume."
For more information, please see <http://www.pewinternet.org/Reports/2009/8-The-Social-Life-of-Health-Information.aspx>.
Guidelines for Dublin Core Application Profiles, by Karen Coyle and Thomas Baker, published by the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative, May 18, 2009.
"This document provides guidelines for the creation of Dublin Core Application Profiles. The document explains the key components of a Dublin Core Application Profile and walks through the process of developing a profile. The document is aimed at designers of application profiles people who will bring together metadata terms for use in a specific context. It does not address the creation of machine-readable implementations of an application profile nor the design of metadata applications in an broader sense. For additional technical detail the reader is pointed to further sources."
For more information, please see <http://www.dublincore.org/documents/profile-guidelines/>.
Open Access - What are the economic benefits? A comparison of the United Kingdom, Netherlands and Denmark, by Prof. John Houghton, John Houghton, Centre for Strategic Economic Studies, Victoria University, Melbourne, 23 June 2009.
"In June 2009 a study was completed that had been commissioned by Knowledge Exchange and written by Professor John Houghton, Victoria University, Australia. This report on the study was titled: 'Open Access - What are the economic benefits? A comparison of the United Kingdom, Netherlands and Denmark.' This report was based on the findings of studies in which John Houghton had modelled the costs and benefits of Open Access in three countries. These studies had been undertaken in the UK by JISC, in the Netherlands by SURF and in Denmark by DEFF."
For more information, please see <http://www.knowledge-exchange.info/Default.aspx?ID=316>.
Data Management Plan Content Checklist Draft Template for Consultation, by Martin Donnelly (University of Edinburgh) and Sarah Jones (University of Glasgow) © Digital Curation Centre, 2009.
From the Introduction: "Funders increasingly require their grant-holders to produce data management plans.1 This content template draws upon their requirements to suggest 'preliminary' and 'full' versions of a data management plan. The preliminary version summarises the main issues most research funders expect researchers to address at the application stage. The full version extends the core sections with additional details that are required by one or two funders, as well as contextual details that could be included as best practice. Core sections required in the preliminary version are marked in bold."
For more information, please see <http://www.dcc.ac.uk/>.
Digital Britain: The Final Report, Department for Culture, Media and Sport and Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, 16 June 2009.
"The Digital Britain Report is the Government's strategic vision for ensuring that the UK is at the leading edge of the global digital economy. It is an example of industrial activism in a crucial growth sector. The report contains actions and recommendations to ensure first rate digital and communications infrastructure to promote and protect talent and innovation in our creative industries, to modernize TV and radio frameworks, and support local news, and it introduces policies to maximize the social and economic benefits from digital technologies. "
For more information, please see <http://www.culture.gov.uk/what_we_do/broadcasting/6216.aspx>.
Open Educational Resources: Conversations in Cyberspace, Edited by Susan D'Antoni and Catriona Savage, UNESCO 2009.
"Open Educational Resources: Conversations in Cyberspace brings together the background papers and reports from the first three years of activities in the UNESCO OER Community. Access the online edition or buy the book."
For more information, please see <http://oerwiki.iiep-unesco.org/index.php?title=Open_Educational_Resources:_Conversations_in_Cyberspace>.
M-Libraries: Information use on the move: A report from the Arcadia Programme, by Keren Mills, published by the University of Cambridge, May 28, 2009.
From the Executive Summary: "Developing m-library [mobile-library] services is usually expensive and resource intensive, requiring expertise that existing library staff may not have. Before committing funding and staff time to such projects, it is important to try and ensure, as far as possible, that such investments are targeted at meeting actual needs, and are adding value to existing library services. The Information Use on the Move project was undertaken in that spirit - to scope the information requirements of academic library users on the move in order to inform future development of library services to mobile devices. The aim was to identify trends in the way people currently interact with information using their mobile phones, and then extrapolate ways that libraries could support those mobile information needs."
For more information, please see <http://arcadiaproject.lib.cam.ac.uk/docs/M-Libraries_report.pdf>.
A Look Back at Twenty Years as an Internet Open Access Publisher, Charles W. Bailey, Jr.
"This is a chronology of 20 years of scholarly digital publishing efforts, including links to referenced resources."
For more information, please see <http://digital-scholarship.org/cwb/twentyyears.htm>.
Issues in Science & Technology Librarianship, Number 57, Spring 2009.
"Issues in Science & Technology Librarianship (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, and to communicate in more depth than the STS-L mailing list."
For more information, please see <http://www.istl.org/09-spring/index.html>.
DPC What's new in digital preservation, Issue no. 20 (January 2009 - April 2009), Digital Preservation Coalition.
"'What's New' is a summary of selected recent activity in the field of digital preservation. The latest issue has been compiled by Najla Semple and reviewed by PADI, The National Library of Australia for the Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC). Items are compiled from the Preserving Access to Digital Information (PADI) Gateway and the digital-preservation and padiforum-l mailing lists, although additional or related items of interest may also be included."
For more information, please see <http://www.dpconline.org/graphics/whatsnew/issue20.html>.
ARIADNE, Issue 59, April 2009.
"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/issue59/>.
Information Research, Volume 14, Number 2, June 2009.
"Information Research is a freely available, international, scholarly journal, dedicated to making accessible the results of research across a wide range of information-related disciplines. It is privately published by Professor T.D. Wilson, Professor Emeritus of the University of Sheffield, with in-kind support from Lund University Libraries, Lund, Sweden and from the Swedish School of Library and Information Science.."
For more information, please see <http://informationr.net/ir/14-2/infres142.html>.
"In this issue:
For more information, please see <http://www.digitalpreservation.gov/news/newsletter/200906.pdf>.
"In this issue:
For more information, please see <http://www.digitalpreservation.gov/news/newsletter/200907.pdf>.
ScieCom info, Vol 5, No 2 (2009).
"ScieCom info - a Nordic-Baltic Forum for Scientific Communication is an Open Access web journal covering current developments in scientific communication in the Nordic/Baltic countries and all aspects of scientific and scholarly communication in accordance with its stated Purpose."
For more information, please see <http://nile.lub.lu.se/ojs/index.php/sciecominfo/issue/view/188>.
Digital Document Quarterly (DDQ), Volume 8, Number 2, HMG Consulting.
From the publisher's announcement of availability: "The number of digital archiving and preservation publications seems to be decreasing. We speculate that novel possibilities have been exhausted, and that practical implementations are slow to appear because of insufficient public interest. [This issue of DDQ] includes more reading recommendations than usual because I have encountered a great many interesting works."
For more information, please see <http://home.pacbell.net/hgladney/ddq_8_2.htm>.
Carolina Digital Library and Archives (CDLA) Newsletter, Spring 2009. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Library.
"In this issue:
For more information, please see <http://cdla.unc.edu/news.html>.
Point to Point
Google Book Search Bibliography, Version 4, by Charles W. Bailey, Jr., Publisher, Digital Scholarship, June 29, 2009.
"This bibliography presents selected English-language articles and other works that are useful in understanding Google Book Search. It primarily focuses on the evolution of Google Book Search and the legal, library, and social issues associated with it. Where possible, links are provided to works that are freely available on the Internet, including e-prints in disciplinary archives and institutional repositories. Note that e-prints and published articles may not be identical."
For more information, please see <http://www.digital-scholarship.org/gbsb/gbsb.htm>.
Calls for Participation
Fifth International Symposium on Digital Libraries (V SIBD), 27 - 28 October 2009, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA. Call for papers. The submission deadline for abstracts is 2 August 2009.
"Under the theme "Creating and Accessing Knowledge in the Digital era", the V SIBD gathers the experiences of previous versions organized by ISTEC and host member universities in Brazil and Spain. The Symposium intends to be a forum where the latest developments and trends on information management and digital libraries are presented."
For more information, please see <http://www.istec.org/events/ga/activities/conferences-and-seminars/v-sibd/>.
AdMIRe: International Workshop on Advances in Music Information Research 2009, 14 - 16 December 2009, San Diego, California, USA. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 2 August 2009.
"The International Workshop on Advances in Music Information Research (AdMIRe) 2009 will serve as a forum for theoretical and practical discussions of cutting edge research in the fields of Web mining for music information extraction, retrieval, and recommendation as well as in mobile applications and services. Research on multimodal extraction, retrieval, and presentation with a focus on the music and audio domain is especially welcome. "
For more information, please see <http://www.cp.jku.at/conferences/admire2009/>.
Workshop on Multilinguality in Information Access to Digital Libraries - MLIA4DL 2009, 9 September 2009, Trento, Italy. Call for papers. The submission deadline for extended abstracts is 5 August 2009.
"The objective of this workshop is to bring together researchers, stakeholders, and representatives of pan-European digital library projects to discuss multilingual user needs, assessment methods for requirements, and usage logging of multilingual resources use as well as practical implementation issues when incorporating multilingual capabilities into a digital library."
For more information, please see <http://www.europeanaconnect.eu/MLIA4DL09Workshop.php>.
Third ACM International Conference on Web Search and Data Mining (WSDM) 2010, 4 - 6 February 2010, New York City, New York, USA. Call for papers. The submission deadline for abstracts is 6 August 2009.
"WSDM (pronounced "wisdom") is a young ACM conference intended to be the publication venue for research in the areas of search and data mining. Indeed, the pace of innovation in these areas prevents proper coverage by conferences of broader scope.... WSDM invites original, high quality submissions related to search and data mining on the Web, with an emphasis on practical but principled novel models of search and retrieval, algorithm design and analysis, economics implications, and in-depth experimental analysis of accuracy and performance."
For more information, please see <http://www.wsdm-conference.org/2010/>.
Workshop on Collaborative Construction, Management and Linking of Structured Knowledge, 25 October 2009, Fairfax, Virginia. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 10 August 2009. (The workshop is co-located with the 8th International Semantic Web Conference.)
"In this workshop, we want to focus on [an] aspect of linkage between Social Web and Semantic Web techniques: collaborative and distributed methods for constructing and maintaining ontologies, terminologies, vocabularies, and mappings between them, throughout their entire life cycle."
For more information, please see <http://users.ecs.soton.ac.uk/gc3/iswc-workshop/>.
The First International Workshop on Living Web: Making Web Diversity a true asset, 25 October 2009, Fairfax, Virginia, USA. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 11 August 2009. (This workshop is co-located with the 8th International Semantic Web Conference ISWC-2009.)
"The goal of this workshop is to discuss and highlight the potentials that are inherent in diversity and that today are only marginally exploited, as well as the risk of biasing through the Web."
For more information, please see <http://livingweb.disi.unitn.it/index.html>.
The Fourth International Workshop on Ontology Matching (OM-2009), 25 October 2009, Fairfax, Virginia, USA. (Co-located with the 8th International Semantic Web Conference.) Call for papers. The submission deadline is 11 August 2009.
"Ontology matching is a key interoperability enabler for the Semantic Web, as well as a useful tactic in some classical data integration tasks. It takes the ontologies as input and determines as output an alignment, that is, a set of correspondences between the semantically related entities of those ontologies....Contributions to the workshop can be made in terms of technical papers and posters/statements of interest addressing different issues of ontology matching."
For more information, please see <http://om2009.ontologymatching.org/>.
8th European Conference on Digital Archiving, 28 - 30 April 2010, Geneva, Switzerland. Call for papers. The submission deadline for abstracts is 31 August 2009.
"The next edition of the European Conference on Archives has been transformed into the 8th European Conference on Digital Archiving (ECA2010) and will take place in Geneva from 28 - 30 April, 2010. Designed to define the current and future challenges of the profession, the conference is being organised by the European Regional Branch (EURBICA) and the Section on Professional Associations (SPA) of the International Council on Archives (ICA) as well as by the Swiss Federal Archives. The International Scientific Committee, responsible for the programme of the conference, decided to choose digital archiving as the general theme for this 8th edition. They wished to innovate by focusing on the function of archives - the archiving - and no longer on the institution. The conference programme will therefore be structured around the challenges and opportunities represented by digital archiving today."
For more information, please see <http://www.bar.admin.ch/eca2010/index.html?lang=en>.
25th ACM Symposium on Applied Computing (SAC 2010) Special Track on: Information Access and Retrieval , 22 - 26 March 2030, Sierre, Switzerland. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 8 September 2009.
"The research on information access and retrieval aims at modelling, designing, implementing and evaluating systems that provide a fast and effective content-based access to a large amount of multimedia information. One main issue of such systems is to estimate the relevance of documents to user information needs. This is a very hard and complex task due to several reasons that a large volume of research has attempted to analyse and tackle, among which the subjective and multi-aspect nature of relevance. Information access technologies and IR in particular, are currently being used in many different application contexts that go far beyond the initial scope of their design. The application of models and techniques proposed and tested in standard experimental contexts to new application areas is a very challenging task that we believe is worth of great attention by the researchers. Nowadays, research in information access includes document indexing, document classification and categorization, system architecture, user interfaces, information visualisation, query languages, topic detection, management of multi-lingual information, content indexing of audio-visual information, collaborative searching, etc. This special track is the ninth edition in the context of SAC and is concerned with the theory, implementation and evaluation of information access and retrieval technologies to novel application areas and novel contexts. We invite submission of original research contributions, and experimentations in emerging fields such as Geographic Information Retrieval, Collaborative search and retrieval, User Interfaces for information access, presentation, and exploration, information retrieval on the Web. "
For more information, please see <http://www.disco.unimib.it/go/Home/IAR-2010>.
2nd ISPIM Innovation Symposium - Stimulating Recovery - The Role of Innovation Management, 6 - 9 December 2009, New York City, New York, USA. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 13 September 2009.
"Organised by ISPIM and hosted by The Fashion Institute of Technology this symposium will bring together academics, business leaders, consultants and other professionals involved in innovation management. The symposium format will include facilitated themed sessions for academic and practitioner presentations together with interactive workshops and discussion panels. Additionally, the symposium will provide excellent networking opportunities together with a taste of local New York culture."
For more information, please see <http://www.symposium.ispim.org/>.
International Conference on Digital Libraries (ICDL 2010), 23 - 26 February 2010, New Delhi, India. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 15 September 2009.
"The theme of ICDL 2010 is 'Digital Libraries: Shaping the Information Paradigm' and the conference will focus on the strengths and potential of digital libraries and their role in education, cultural, social and economic development. The conference aims to bring together a galaxy of experts, researchers, academics, and scholar students and provide an international platform to address issues relevant to digital libraries."
For more information, please see <http://www.teriin.org/events/icdl/>.
Fourteenth Australasian Document Computing Symposium (ADCS 2009), 4 December 2009, Sydney, Australia Call for papers. The submission deadline is 28 September 2009.
"ADCS 2009 is an opportunity for researchers and practitioners in document management and information retrieval to meet and present their work. The symposium aims to cover all aspects of Document Computing - issues ranging from the fundamentals of document architectures and standards for markup, through storage, management, retrieval, authentication and workflow, to active and virtual documents. The symposium emphasizes both commercial and academic issues by encouraging a variety of submissions."
For more information, please see <http://es.csiro.au/adcs2009/>.
Future Internet: Special Issue on Web Information Behavior. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 1 October 2009.
"This special issue of the journal Future Internet seeks papers reporting high quality theoretical or empirical studies of Web information behavior. Web technologies seek to support people's information behavior. Web information behavior is an important topic area for the future internet, the Web search engine companies and the information research community. The future internet will be shaped by people's information behavior and the technologies developed to support those information behaviors. Web information behavior research includes a diverse range of theoretical and empirical approaches, including individual or collaborative models, information seeking, information foraging, information sense-making, information organising, information using and Web search (including interactive/cognitive information retrieval). Modeling people's Web information behavior is a major multidisciplinary research challenge, including fields such as computer science, library and information science, cognitive science, human-computer interaction, communication studies, information systems, etc."
For more information, please see <http://www.mdpi.com/journal/futureinternet>.
Emerging trends in technology: libraries between Web 2.0, semantic web and search technology, (an IFLA satellite preconference sponsored by the Information Technology Section), 19 - 20 August 2009, Florence, Italy.
"The conference will address the new web technologies, the semantic web and the new search technologies that have a very deep impact on the services in the library-scene. The first day will be more theoretical and introductory, while the second day will be dedicated to implementations and developments in practice."
For more information, please see <http://www.ifla2009satelliteflorence.it/meeting3/meeting3.html>.
IFLA Satellite Conference on Serials Preservation - Preserving the Cultural Legacy of Serials: from Conservation (Print and Manuscript) to Reformatting (Many Formats) to Digital (Bytes), 19 - 21 August 2009, Bolzano, Italy.
"The audience for this conference is serials librarians interested in tools, techniques, and most current practices for making serials available to the worldwide reader community in perpetuity; the papers will focus on choices to be made, pros and cons, of different approaches; and will highlight successful projects and partnerships."
For more information, please see <http://www.library.yale.edu/socrspre2009/>.
The 1st IEEE International Conference on Scalable Computing and Communications, 23 - 25 August 2009, Dalian, China.
"The conference ScalCom 2009 aims to provide an international forum for scientists, researchers and engineers to discuss challenges, launch original ideas, and showcase real-world problems on all aspects of scalability."
For more information, please see <http://126.96.36.199/>.
Salford Data Mining Conference 2009, 23 - 25 August 2008, San Diego, California, USA.
"This conference is aimed at bringing together researchers and practitioners to learn about data mining technology from practical and theoretical experts. Expect to exchange ideas and experiences focused on the practice of both data mining and the real world analysis of complex data."
For more information, please see <http://salforddatamining.com/>.
World Library and Information Congress: 75th IFLA General Conference and Council: Libraries create futures: Building on cultural heritage, 23 - 27 August 2009, Milan, Italy.
"The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) is the leading international body representing the interests of library and information services and their users. It is the global voice of the library and information profession."
For more information, please see <http://www.ifla.org/IV/ifla75/index.htm>.
The 12th IEEE International Conference on Computational Science and Engineering, 29 - 31 August 2009, Vancouver, Canada.
"CSE-09 is to bring together computer scientists, applied mathematicians, engineers in different disciplines and researchers to present, discuss and exchange ideas, results and experiences in the area of advanced computing for problems in science and engineering applications and inter-disciplinary applications."
For more information, please see <http://cse.stfx.ca/~cse09/>.
Kaleidoscope-2009: Innovations for Digital Inclusion, 31 August - 1 September 2009, Mar del Plata, Argentina.
"Kaleidoscope-2009 will analyze technologies, services and applications five years and beyond that will capitalize on NGN infrastructure and promote digital inclusion. The event will cover multidisciplinary aspects, including regulatory and societal challenges as well as analysis of standardization needed."
For more information, please see <http://www.itu.int/ITU-T/uni/kaleidoscope/2009/>.
I-KNOW - 9th International Conference for Knowledge Management and Knowledge Technologies, 2 - 4 September 2009, Graz, Austria.
"I-KNOW '09 brings together international researchers (English speaking scientific part) and practitioners (German speaking industry part, Praxisforum) from the fields of knowledge management and knowledge technologies. Opening and closing keynotes, an international cooperation-event and a conference-wide exhibition complete the I-KNOW conference program."
For more information, please see <http://i-know.tugraz.at/>.
The 7th Brazilian Symposium in Information and Human Language Technology (STIL), 7 - 11 September 2009, São Carlos, Brazil.
"STIL (formerly known as TIL - Workshop on Information and Human Language Technology) was created in 2003 to promote and develop a genuinely multidisciplinary area, and bring together academics and professionals from disciplines such as Computer Science, Linguistics, Information Science and various other related areas. The computational processing of natural languages requires effort from various disciplines, each contributing to the development of techniques and systems by providing specific knowledge and research methodologies. The primary aim of STIL is therefore to provide an adequate forum to allow these different communities to interact."
For more information, please see <http://www.inf.ufrgs.br/stil09/>.
Third International Conference on Internet Technologies and Applications (ITA 09), 8 - 11 September 2009, Wrexham, North East Wales, United Kingdom.
"The conference 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.ita09.org/>.
The International Conference for Digital Libraries and the Semantic Web 2009 (ICSD2009) , 8 - 11 September 2009, Trento, Italy.
"The first ICSD was organized in 2007 by the Indian Statistical Institute in Bangalore (ICSD2007). The great interest in the conference showed the need to create a communication area between the two communities. The goal is to facilitate the creation of digital library applications which could be brickstones of the semantic web."
For more information, please see <http://www.icsd-conference.org/node/4>.
2nd International Conference on the Theory of Information Retrieval, 10 - 11 September 2009, Cambridge, United Kingdom.
"The purpose of ICTIR'09 is to present, discuss, analyze and integrate new theoretical results in IR, including the traditional and already well-established fields and approaches in IR, but also welcoming new theoretical, experimental or practical approaches coming from new paradigms, e.g., mathematics, physics, linguistics, biology, philosophy, and other areas."
For more information, please see <http://kmi.open.ac.uk/events/ictir09/>.
3rd Russian Summer School in Information Retrieval, 11 - 16 September 2009, Petrozavodsk, Russia.
"The main audience of the school is graduate and post-graduate students, young scientists and professionals who have experience in development of information retrieval applications. The participants are expected to know basics of mathematics and computer science at university program level and have general understanding of problems and methods in Information Retrieval."
For more information, please see <http://romip.ru/russir2009/eng/index.html>.
12th International Conference of Text, Speech and Dialogue TSD 2009, 12 - 18 September 2009, Pilsen, Czech Republic.
"The TSD series evolved as a prime forum for interaction between researchers in both spoken and written language processing from the former East countries and their Western colleagues. Proceedings of TSD form a book published by Springer-Verlag in their Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (LNAI) serie"
For more information, please see <http://www.kiv.zcu.cz/tsd2009/>.
1st Conference on Open Access Scholarly Publishing (COASP), 14 - 16 September 2009, Lund, Sweden.
"Participants will have the opportunity to hear from many leading figures within the open access publishing movement, and to participate in workshops that will highlight a number of important issues related to open access publishing. "
For more information, please see <http://www.oaspa.org/coasp/>.
University of Maryland Center for Intellectual Property Online Workshop - Copyright Education Programs: Teaching the Ethical and Legal Use of Information, 14 - 25 September 2009. (This is an online conference. Register by September 7.)
"The introduction and application of information literacy curriculum and the quickened pace in legislative changes to the U.S. copyright law, has highlighted the need for faculty and students to broaden their knowledge of how information is produced and consumed inside and outside of the academy. Copyright sits squarely in the center of this academic enterprise: from teaching and the course materials purchased, licensed, or borrowed; to the ownership and authorship of faculty research, etc. Who has the responsibility of teaching this broader understanding of copyright issues? What do instructors need to know about copyright for their own scholarship and publications? What do they need to know to direct the work product of their students? What do students need to know to become responsible researchers, creators, and authors?"
For more information, please see <http://www.umuc.edu/distance/odell/cip/ipa/workshops.shtml#copyrighteducation>.
2009 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Joint Conferences on Web Intelligence (WI'09) and Intelligent Agent Technology (IAT'09), 15 - 18 September 2009, Milan, Italy.
"Web Intelligence (WI) is a new research paradigm aimed at exploring the fundamental interactions between AI-engineering and Advanced Information Technology (AIT) on the next generation of Web systems, services, and etc."
For more information, please see <http://www.wi-iat09.disco.unimib.it/>.
XI All-Russian Scientific Conference RCDL'2009, 17 - 21 September 2009, Petrozavodsk, Russia.
"The principal objective of the series of the conferences is to promote the constituting of a community of Russian experts involved in research related to digital libraries. The Conference offers such a community an opportunity to discuss ideas and outcomes and to make contacts for closer cooperation. The Conference also promotes the study of international experience, the development of the international cooperation on Digital Libraries."
For more information, please see <http://rcdl2009.krc.karelia.ru/index.php?plang=e>.
IEEE 2009 International Conference on Cloud Computing (CLOUD-II 2009), 21 - 25 September 2009, Bangalore, India.
"Cloud Computing has become a scalable services delivery platform in the field of Services Computing. The technical foundations of Cloud Computing include Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) and Virtualizations of hardware and software. The goal of Cloud Computing is to share resources among the cloud service consumers, cloud partners, and cloud vendors in the cloud value chain. The resource sharing at various levels results in various cloud offerings such as infrastructure cloud (e.g. hardware, IT infrastructure management), software cloud (e.g. SaaS focusing on middleware as a service, or traditional CRM as a service), application cloud (e.g. Application as a Service, UML modeling tools as a service, social network as a service), and business cloud (e.g. business process as a service). "
For more information, please see <http://www.thecloudcomputing.org/2009/2/>.
eHealth 2009 Second International ICST Conference on Electronic Healthcare for the 21st century, 23 - 25 September 2009, Istanbul, Turkey.
"Building on a very successful eHealth 2008 conference, the aim of eHealth 2009 is to bring together experts from academia, industry and global healthcare institutions to stimulate cutting-edge research discussions, share experience with real-world healthcare service providers and policy makers as well as provide numerous business opportunities. "
For more information, please see <http://www.electronic-health.org/>.
13th European Conference on Digital Libraries, 27 September - 2 October 2009, Corfu, Greece.
"The Laboratory on Digital Libraries and Electronic Publishing, Department of Archives and Library Sciences, Ionian University kindly invites you to participate to the 13th European Conference on Digital Libraries, which will be held in the beautiful island of Corfu, Greece from September 27 to October 2, 2009. The general theme of the conference is 'Digital Societies'."
For more information, please see <http://www.ecdl2009.eu/>.
Fourth European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning: "Learning in the Synergy of Multiple Disciplines", 29 September - 2 October 2009, Nice, France.
"ECTEL 2009 aims to bring together new technological developments and learning models. The conference will explore how the synergy of multiple disciplines, ranging from Computer Science, Education, Psychology, Cognitive Science, and Social Science, can provide new, more effective and more sustainable, technology-enhanced learning solutions. The conference welcomes researchers from European and Non-European countries and industries to present recent advancements from technologies, applications, and learning models in all areas of technology enhanced learning."
For more information, please see <http://www.ectel09.org/>.
Third International Conference on Metadata and Semantic Research (MTSR'09), 30 September - 2 October 2009, Milan, Italy.
"The third International Conference on Metadata and Semantics Research (MTSR'09) aims at bringing together researchers and practitioners who share a common interest in metadata, its representation, its semantics and its diverse applications to Information Systems."
For more information, please see <http://www.lintar.disco.unimib.it/MTSR09/>.
2009 IDF Open Meeting: "Ensuring Persistence", 7 October 2009, San Francisco, California, USA.
"This year's theme covers the technical and social infrastructure needed to ensure persistence of identifiers of content, including continuity, guaranteeing access, and providing a supportable funding model."
For more information, please see <http://www.doi.org/doi_presentations/members_meeting_2009/index.html>.
(Unless otherwise noted, text above enclosed in quotation marks is quoted from the web sites for those items or events or from press releases received by D-Lib Magazine from the hosting or event-affiliated organizations.)
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