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July/August 2013
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In Print

Point to Point

Calls for Participation

Goings On

Deadline Reminders


C L I P S   A N D   P O I N T E R S

July/August 2013


In Print

  • Images of Works of Art in Museum Collections: The Experience of Open Access: A Study of 11 Museums. Prepared for The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation by Kristin Kelly. Council on Library and Information Resources, June 2013. 35 pp. ISBN 978-1-932326-45-1, CLIR pub157.

    Abstract: "This report describes the current approaches of 11 art museums in the United States and the United Kingdom to the use of images of works of art that are in their collections and are in the public domain. Each approach is slightly different. By presenting the thought processes and methods used in these institutions, this report aims to inform the decision making of other museums that are considering open access to images in their collections."

  • Web-Archiving, by Maureen Pennock, DPC Technology Watch Report 13-01 March 2013. Copyright Digital Preservation Coalition 2013 and Maureen Pennock 2013.

    "This report is intended for those with an interest in, or responsibility for, setting up a web archive, particularly new practitioners or senior managers wishing to develop a holistic understanding of the issues and options available."

  • Frontiers in Massive Data Analysis, Committee on the Analysis of Massive Data; Committee on Applied and Theoretical Statistics; Board on Mathematical Sciences and Their Applications; Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences; National Research Council. Prepublication 129 pages ISBN 978-0-309-28783-8.

    "[This publication] presents the Committee on the Analysis of Massive Data's work to make sense of the current state of data analysis for mining of massive sets of data, to identify gaps in the current practice and to develop methods to fill these gaps. The committee thus examines the frontiers of research that is enabling the analysis of massive data which includes data representation and methods for including humans in the data-analysis loop. The report includes the committee's recommendations, details concerning types of data that build into massive data, and information on the seven computational giants of massive data analysis." The publication can be read online free of charge, or copies may be purchased in print format.

  • Ithaka S+R | Jisc | RLUK UK Survey of Academics 2012, by Ross Housewright, Roger C. Schonfeld, and Kate Wulfson. May 16, 2013. Copyright 2013 ITHAKA, Jisc, and RLUK.

    Executive Summary: "In 2012, Ithaka S+R partnered with Jisc and Research Libraries UK (RLUK) to survey academics in the UK higher education sector in order to learn about their attitudes and practices related to research, teaching, and communicating. In addition to the findings reported here, this project will provide a national dataset that can be analyzed by discipline, institution type, and other demographic characteristics, compared with findings from a parallel US- based project, and tracked for changes over time."

  • Describing Archives: A Content Standard, Second Edition (DACS). Copyright 2013 by the Society of American Archivists.

    "Describing Archives: A Content Standard, Second Edition (DACS) was officially adopted as a standard by the Council of the Society of American Archivists in January 2013, following review by the SAA Standards Committee, its Technical Subcommittee for Describing Archives: A Content Standard, and the general archival community."

  • Growing Young Minds, Institute of Museum and Library Services, June 2013.

    "This report...documents dozens of examples and 10 key ways libraries and museums are supporting young children. It provides a clear call to policymakers, schools, funders, and parents to make full use of these vital, existing community resources."

  • Walk This Way: Detailed Steps for Transferring Born-Digital Content from Media You Can Read In-house, by Julianna Barrera-Gomez and Ricky Erway, for OCLC Research, June 2013.

    From the Introduction: "The intended audience [for this report] is those who are just starting to manage born-digital materials, from those wondering where to begin, to those who are actively planning their archival workflow. This paper will take the reader to the point where the digital content has been successfully transferred and preliminary processing of the files has begun. It ends with sample workflows to help readers conceptualize the process, resources that may provide additional avenues of learning and research, and ways to become engaged in the digital archives community."

  • Younger Americans' Library Habits and Expectations, by Kathryn Zickuhr, Lee Rainie and Kristen Purcell, Pew Internet & American Life Project, June 2013.

    From the Summary of Findings: "Younger Americans – those ages 16-29 – exhibit a fascinating mix of habits and preferences when it comes to reading, libraries, and technology. Almost all Americans under age 30 are online, and they are more likely than older patrons to use libraries' computer and internet connections; however, they are also still closely bound to print, as three-quarters (75%) of younger Americans say they have read at least one book in print in the past year, compared with 64% of adults ages 30 and older."

  • Digital Event Benchmark Report, produced by the Virtual Edge Institute, 2013.

    "The Digital Event Benchmark Report was produced to provide event, meeting, learning and marketing professionals a tool to assess the performance of their digital initiatives and identify areas of opportunity. The Virtual Edge Institute (VEI) was commissioned by Freeman to conduct this study, and supplement the findings with other published and unpublished information in the field."

  • Primary Source, Vol. 15, No. 6, June 2013, published by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

    "The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of federal support for the nation's 123,000 libraries and 17,500 museums. The Institute's mission is to inspire libraries and museums to advance innovation, lifelong learning, and cultural and civic engagement."

  • Library of Congress Digital Preservation Newsletter (June), Library of Congress.

    "In this issue:

    • Watch a video and read reflections from Ian MacKaye's Library of Congress talk on May 7
    • The International Internet Preservation Consortium turns 10
    • *Watch a new video about Digital Preservation at the Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation
    • A profile of Digital Preservation Pioneer Cliff Lynch
    • Fifty Digital Preservation Activities You Can Do
    • Reflections from the Preserving.exe Summit, May 20-21
    • Recent interviews with: Alison Langmead and Brian Beaton from the University of Pittsburgh; Jennifer Golbeck from the University of Maryland; Tom Cramer from Stanford University Libraries
  • Library of Congress Digital Preservation Newsletter (July), July 2013, Library of Congress.

    "In this issue:

    • Announcing the NDSA Innovation Award Winners
    • Moving on Up: New Web Archives Presentation Home
    • 10 Resources for Community Digital Archives
    • Why Can't You Just Build It and Leave It Alone?
    • What People are Asking About Personal Digital Archiving, Part 1
    • Posts on personal digital archiving, including a personal digital "un-archive", and information and guidance from a recent workshop in New York
    • Interviews, with David McClure of the Neatline project, and Erik Mitchell on Viewshare
    • Announcing the Inaugural Class of NDSR residents and other educational events
    • A wealth of other information including: Archival Theory Encounters Digital Objects, Word Processing: the Enduring Killer App, Where is Applied Digital Preservation Research?
    • And our usual listing of upcoming events, this time including iPres 2013, Best Practices Exchange, and coming up very soon, Digital Preservation 2013."
  • Issues in Science & Technology Librarianship, Spring 2013, Number 72.

    "In this issue:

    • In Memoriam: Norma Kobzina
    • A Model for Managing 3D Printing Services in Academic Libraries
    • by Vincent F. Scalfani and Josh Sahib, The University of Alabama
    • Data Sharing Interviews with Crop Sciences Faculty: Why They Share Data and How the Library Can Help
    • by Sarah C. Williams, University of Illinois
    • Book Reviews
    • Electronic Resources Reviews
    • Viewpoint: There Is No Escape: What Google Can Teach Instruction Librarians by Kathleen Gregory, University of Denver"
  • Research Library Issues, no. 280 (Sept. 2012), Association of Research Libraries.

    "In this issue:

    • Open Educational Resources as Learning Materials: Prospects and Strategies for University Libraries
    • E-Book Licensing and Research Libraries – Negotiating Principles and Price in an Emerging Market
    • Research Library Trends: A Historical Picture of Services, Resources, and Spending"
  • ScieCom Info, Volume 9, Number 2 (2013).

    "Articles in this issue:

    • Compliance in a world of limited choices, Lars Pettersson
    • Can open access create a sound scholarly publishing market?, Ulf Kronman, Anna Lundèn
    • Altmetrics: an alternate perspective on research evaluation, Pernille G. Rasmussen, Jens Peter Andersen
    • Polymetrics: a brief review of different ways to measure research impact, Hampus Rabow
    • A Start for Implementing ORCID in the Swedish Research Information Infrastructure, Jonas Gilbert
    • Support open access publishing - a DEFF funded project, Jeannette Ekstrøm
    • The Tromsø publication fund - extreme growth!, Jan Erik Frantsvåg
    • Good growth in OA in Tromsø, Jan Erik Frantsvåg
    • Open Access policies and the supporting infrastructure: status in Denmark, Mikael K Elbæk
    • FinnOA: 10 years of open access work and a road map for the future, Turid Hedlund, Annikki Roos
    • The important developments within academic publishing and OA in Iceland: a short overview, Solveig Thorsteinsdottir
    • From bibliographic to full text open access database on Lithuanian Studies, Lina Blovescioniene, Ruta Petrauskaite"

Point to Point

  • LibValue: Comprehensive Approaches to Defining Library Value, webcast presented on May 9, 2013.

    "The video of the webcast "LibValue: Comprehensive Approaches to Defining Library Value" presented on May 9, 2013, is now available on ARL's YouTube channel. This webcast provides an overview of methods used to estimate value in academic libraries and describes a study that calculated return on investment at the Syracuse University Library in 2010 - 2011. The presenter is Bruce Kingma, professor in the School of Information Sciences and Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University. Webcast slides (PDF) are also available for download."

  • Research Data Curation Bibliography, Version 3, June 17, 2013. Created by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

    "Digital Scholarship has released version 3 of the Research Data Curation Bibliography. This selective bibliography includes over 230 English-language articles and technical reports that are useful in understanding the curation of digital research data in academic and other research institutions."

  • LibEGov.org. Copyright LibEGov.Org 2012.

    "This site, developed by the Information Policy & Access Center at the University of Maryland, the American Library Association, and various public and state libraries, and funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services through a National Leadership Grant, is designed with the goal of helping libraries to better meet the e-government needs of users. The site aims to foster collaboration among libraries and government agencies, and also to think more broadly about partnerships to meet community e-government needs. Its current focus is on federal information about immigration and taxation, with the goal of expanding to other topics and levels of government (state and local)."


Calls for Participation

  • iConference 2014, 4 - 7 March 2014, Berlin, Germany. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 15 August 2013.

    "The iConference is an annual gathering of a broad spectrum of scholars and researchers from around the world who share a common concern about critical information issues in contemporary society. The iConference pushes the boundaries of information studies, explores core concepts and ideas, and creates new technological and conceptual configurations – all situated in interdisciplinary discourses."

  • ACM 29th Symposium On Applied Computing, 24 - 28 March 2014, Gyeongju, Korea. Call for papers for the Special Track on Information access and retrieval. The submission deadline is 13 September 2013.

    "For the past twenty-eight years, the ACM Symposium on Applied Computing has been a primary gathering forum for applied computer scientists, computer engineers, software engineers, and application developers from around the world."

  • Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program. Call for proposals. The submission deadline is 15 September 2013.

    "As the information needs of Americans have evolved, so has the work of American libraries and librarians. The Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program helps address these needs by supporting the professional development and education of a new generation of librarians."

  • 7th International Conference on Health Informatics - HEALTHINF 2014, 3 - 6 March 2014, Angers, France. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 19 September 2013.

    "The purpose of the International Conference on Health Informatics is to bring together researchers and practitioners interested in the application of information and communication technologies (ICT) to healthcare and medicine in general and to the specialized support to persons with special needs in particular. Databases, networking, graphical interfaces, intelligent decision support systems and specialized programming languages are just a few of the technologies currently used in medical informatics."


Goings On

  • IFLA World Library and Information Congress: 79th IFLA General Conference and Assembly, 17 - 23 August 2013, Singapore.

    "The theme for IFLA WLIC 2013 is Future Libraries: Infinite Possibilities. Libraries have the power to be a positive force for change on multiple fronts. Libraries empower individuals with the resources to be lifelong learners, while engaging families and communities in collaborative reading and learning pursuits. To touch the minds and hearts of communities, librarians and information professionals must be connected to the local communities they serve, providing services that are relevant to local needs, and connect citizens to the world's knowledge and creativity."

  • Third International Conference on Innovative Computing Technology - INTECH 2013, 29 - 31 August 2013, London, United Kingdom.

    "INTECH 2013 offers the opportunity for institutes, research centers, engineers, scientists and industrial companies to share their latest investigations, researches, developments and ideas in area of Innovative Computing Technology, which covers huge topics. The INTECH intends to address various innovative computing techniques involving various applications. This forum will address a large number of themes and issues. The conference will feature original research and industrial papers on the theory, design and implementation of computing technologies, as well as demonstrations, tutorials, workshops and industrial presentations."

  • World Congress on Education (WCE-2013), 2 - 4 September 2013, London, United Kingdom.

    "The aim of WCE is to provide an opportunity for academicians and professionals from various educational fields with cross-disciplinary interests to bridge the knowledge gap, promote research esteem and the evolution of pedagogy. The WCE-2013 invited research papers that encompass conceptual analysis, design implementation and performance evaluation."

  • 10th International Conference on Preservation of Digital Objects: iPRES 2013, 2 - 5 September 2013, Lisbon, Portugal.

    "iPRES-2013 will be co-located with DC-2013, the International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications!!! A unique common registration will give full access for each delegate to the programme of both the conferences (keynotes will be held in plenary sessions, papers sessions specific of each conference will run in parallel)"

  • International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications, DC-2013, 2 - 6 September 2013, Lisbon, Portugal.

    "DC-2013 will explore questions regarding the persistence, maintenance, and preservation of metadata and descriptive vocabularies. The need for stable representations and descriptions spans all sectors including cultural heritage and scientific data, eGovernment, finance and commerce. Thus, the maintenance and management of metadata is essential to address the long term availability of information of legal, cultural and economic value."

  • 16th International Conference on Digital Audio Effects Conference (DAFx-13), 2 - 6 September 2013, Maynooth, Ireland.

    "This annual conference is a coming together of those working across the globe in research relating to digital audio processing for music, sound art, acoustics and related applications. The program for this conference will include, in addition to presentations of papers reporting scientific and practical discoveries, concerts and a full social program."

  • 4th International Symposium on Information Management in a Changing World, 4 - 6 September 2013, Limerick, Ireland.

    "IMCW2013 aims to bring together information professionals, computer and information scientists, business people and engineers to discuss the implications of cloud computing on information management and to contemplate on how to design and develop innovative and collaborative information services beyond the cloud."

  • 13th International Conference on Knowledge Management and Knowledge Computing, 4 - 6 September 2013, Graz, Austria.

    "I-KNOW is a top-tier international conference in the areas of knowledge management and knowledge computing. Since 2001, i-KNOW has developed into the crystallization point for different disciplines of knowledge computing, such as knowledge discovery, knowledge analysis, knowledge visualization, social computing, mobile computing, context-aware computing, etc."

  • 3rd International Conference on Integrated Information, IC-ININFO, 5 - 9 September 2013, Prague, Czech Republic.

    "IC-ININFO is an interdisciplinary conference which aims at creating a forum for further discussion for an integrated information field. Some of the main themes of the conference are:

    • Library Science, Archives Science, Museum and Gallery Studies
    • Information Management, Knowledge Management
    • Records / Document Management, Documentation
    • Copyright, Electronic Publishing
    • Management of Nonprofit Organizations
    • Cultural Management
    • Change of Libraries and the Managerial Techniques
    • Human resources management, etc.
    • Conceptual and Organizational Perspectives of Knowledge Communication
    • Data mining, Development and Assessment of Digital Repositories
    • Development of new metrics, Information retrieval
    • Digital archives, Digital preservation, Digitization
    • Semantics, Semantic Web, Software, Distance learning
    • Health Information, Data Management
    • E-research, E-science, E-Learning"
  • HathiTrust Research Center UnCamp, 8 - 9 September 2013, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, USA.

    "The UnCamp is different: it is part hands-on coding and demonstration, part inspirational use-cases, part community building, and a part informational, all structured in the dynamic setting of an un-conference programming format. It has visionary speakers mixed with boot-camp activities and hands-on sessions with HTRC infrastructure and tools. Through the HTRC Data API, attendees will be able to browse and run applications (yours or ours) against the full 2.8M volumes of the public domain corpus of HathiTrust."

  • Eighth International Conference on Digital Information Management, 10 - 12 September 2013, Islamabad, Pakistan.

    "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 in academia, research laboratories and industry together, and offer a collaborative platform to address the emerging issues and solutions in digital information science and technology. The ICDIM intends to bridge the gap between different areas of digital information management, science and technology. This forum will address a large number of themes and issues."

  • 2nd Mining Humanistic Data Workshop, 13 - 16 September 2013, Neos Marmaras, Halkidiki Greece.

    "The workshop aims to bring together interdisciplinary approaches that focus on the application of innovative as well as existing data matching, fusion and mining and knowledge discovery and management techniques (like decision rules, decision trees, association rules, ontologies and alignments, clustering, filtering, learning, classifier systems, neural networks, support vector machines, preprocessing, post processing, feature selection, visualization techniques) to data derived from all areas of Humanistic Sciences, e.g. linguistic, historical, behavioral, psychological, artistic, musical, educational, social etc., Ubiquitous Computing and Bioinformatics."

  • 7th International Workshop on Modular Ontologies, 15 September 2013, Corunna, Spain.

    "Modularity, studied for years in software engineering, allows mechanisms for easy and flexible reuse, generalization, structuring, maintenance, design patterns, and comprehension. In formal and applied ontology, modularity is central to reducing the complexity of designing and understanding ontologies, and to facilitating ontology verification, reasoning, development, maintenance and integration. The workshop continues a series of successful events that have been an excellent venue for practitioners and researchers to discuss latest and current work."

  • The International Conference on Culture and Computing (Culture and Computing 2013), 16 - 18 September 2013, Kyoto, Japan.

    "Culture and Computing is a new research area which aims to overcome different cultural issues in international communities using information and communication technologies (ICT). There are various research directions in the relations between culture and computing: to archive cultural heritages via ICT (cf. digital archives), to empower humanities researches via ICT (cf. digital humanities), to create art and expressions via ICT (cf. media art), to realize a culturally situated agent (cf. cultural agent), to support multi-language, multi-cultural societies via ICT (cf. intercultural collaboration), and to understand new cultures born in the Internet and Web (cf. net culture)."

  • 7th Russian Summer School in Information Retrieval (RuSSIR 2013), 16 - 20 September 2013, Kazan, Russia.

    "The mission of the RuSSIR school series is to enable students to learn about modern problems and methods in information retrieval and related disciplines, to stimulate scientific research and collaboration in the field; and to create environment for informal contacts between scientists, students and industry professionals."

  • Open Knowledge Conference 2013, 17 - 18 September 2013, Geneva, Switzerland.

    "Our theme for OKCon 2013 is OPEN DATA - Broad, Deep Connected. In the last few years we have seen government open data initiatives grow and become important in areas such as research, culture and international development. OKCon will explore how open data is not only expanding geographically but also touching new sectors and new areas. It will focus on how we can coordinate and strengthen public policy around the world to support a truly global and interconnected ecosystem of open data."

  • Digital Frontiers, 19 - 21 September 2013, Denton, Texas, USA.

    "Digital Frontiers is a project of the UNT Digital Scholaship [sic] Co-Operative and UNT Libraries to explore innovation and collaboration across disciplinary boundaries in the arena of public humanities and cultural memory."

  • Chip to Cloud Security Forum, 25 - 27 September 2013, Nice, France.

    "The need for trust and security has never been so high in our networked society. Chip-to-Cloud Security Forum 2013 will gather once again the finest expertise from R&D and Academia to address this challenge along three pillars: 1/ Embedded Security, 2/ Trusted Mobile Devices & Services and 3/ Cloud Security & Internet of Things."

  • euroia 2013: The Ninth Annual European Information Architecture Conference, 26 - 28 September 2013, Edinburgh, United Kingdom.

    "Over the past nine years, we have broken down cultural barriers, initiated dozens of conferences across Europe, and forged careers. We are proud of our accomplishments, but we know we can achieve even more. Today, our focus is on breaking down global barriers and sharing information far beyond European borders. This is why our programme now features presentations from the Americas, Asia, and the Pacific Rim."

Deadline Reminders

  • SIGIR 2013, 28 July - 1 August 2013, Dublin, Ireland

(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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