The International Dimensions of Digital Science and Scholarship: Aspirations of the British Library in Serving the International Scientific and Scholarly Communities, Lynne Brindley Association of Research Libraries Proceedings of the 148th Membership Meeting Ottawa, Ontario, May 17-19, 2006. (Held in collaboration with the Canadian Association of Research Libraries.)
Excerpt from concluding section: "The very concept of institution is downplayed in the digital world with beneficial effect making institutions less formidable and enabling cross-institutional study. Indeed so far as our users are concerned, institutions are entirely irrelevant in the digital world. Our convergent interests are around a shared network space and yet historically we have focused our efforts within our own institutional and national domains. There are opportunities for joining up our thinking about digital scholarship internationally that will significantly benefit users and require us to think much more creatively, outside our institutional and national boundaries."
For more information, please see <http://www.arl.org/arl/proceedings/148/brindleykeynote.html>.
IEEE TCDL Bulletin, Volume 2, Issue 2.
This special issue of the IEEE Technical Committee on Digital Libraries (TCDL) Bulletin features fifteen papers from the European Conference on Digital Libraries (ECDL) 2005 Doctoral Consortium. The issue's guest editor is José Borbinha, INESC-ID - Information Systems Group.
For more information, please see <http://www.ieee-tcdl.org/Bulletin/current/>.
Preservation, access and intellectual property rights challenges for libraries in the digital environment, Adrienne Muir, June 2006, © ippr2006, Institute for Public Policy Research.
From the Introduction to the Report: "Increasingly, libraries are acquiring, creating and managing information in digital form. Librarians are digitising collections of individual institutions as well as working with other libraries and knowledge institutions such as museums. They are also developing partnership arrangements with technology companies, such as Google, who are scanning the collections of a number of major libraries in order to include them in the Google Book Search (GBS) facility....In order to understand the impact of intellectual property rights and licensing on access to, and preservation of, information in digital form it is necessary to briefly outline the nature of the intellectual property and other rights involved."
For more information, please see <http://www.ippr.org.uk/ecomm/files/preservation_access_ip.pdf>.
Networking for Digital Preservation. Current Practice in 15 National Libraries, by Ingeborg Verheul. München: Saur, 2006, (IFLA Publications; 119), ISBN 13: 978-3-598-21847-7. (This may be purchased in paper format or viewed online in PDF format.
"Libraries all over the world have to deal with fast growing numbers of digital materials that need to be safeguarded. Publications in digital form, online or on cd, digitised images, and born-digital objects need to be preserved and kept accessible. Especially for national libraries, safeguarding the digital heritage is a major issue, because of their legal task to preserve the national heritage of a country."
For more information, please see <http://www.ifla.org/V/pr/saur119.htm>.
Podcasting Legal Guide, Colette Vogele et al., Creative Commons
"The purpose of this Guide is to provide you with a general roadmap of some of the legal issues specific to podcasting. EFF has produced a very practical and helpful guide for issues related to blogging generally (http://www.eff.org/bloggers/). This Guide is not intended to duplicate efforts by EFF (Electronic Frontier Foundation), and in many cases refers you to that guide for where crossover issues are addressed. Our goal is to complement EFF's Bloggers FAQ and address some of the standalone issues that are of primary relevance to podcasters, as opposed to bloggers."
For more information, please see <http://wiki.creativecommons.org/Podcasting_Legal_Guide>.
A Research Study of 14-35 year olds for the Future Development of Public Libraries: Final Report, MLA, DCMS, Laser Foundation, June 2006.
"A major report commissioned by the DCMS (Department for Culture, Media and Sport) and funded by MLA (Museums, Libraries and Archives Council) and the Laser Foundation was launched on 19th June 2006 in central London. This report looks in great detail at 14 to 35 year-olds and their views, perceptions and attitudes to public libraries. If we want to plan the future of the public library sector, indeed if we are to have a future, we cannot ignore this report and its findings."
For more information, please see <http://www.mla.gov.uk/website/programmes/framework>.
Linking UK Repositories: Technical and organisational models to support user-oriented services across institutional and other digital repositories, Scoping Study Report by Alma Swan of Key Perspectives and Chris Awre of the University of Hull.
From the Executive Summary to the Report: "The JISC commissioned the project partners to undertake a scoping study whose aim is to identify sustainable technical and organisational models to support user-oriented services across digital repositories. Open access repositories of interest to UK further and higher education communities were cited as having particular relevance. The study is intended to inform strategies to support access and use of repositories, with a view to the establishment of a national repository services infrastructure or framework. "
For more information, please see <http://www.jisc.ac.uk/index.cfm?name=programme_digital_repositories>.
Mass Digitization: Implications for Information Policy , U.S. National Commission on Libraries and Information Science (NCLIS), May 9, 2006.
"The Chairman of the U.S. National Commission on Libraries and Information Science (NCLIS), Dr. Beth Fitzsimmons, announced today [May 10, 2006] the publication of a report from the symposium "Scholarship and Libraries in Transition: A Dialogue about the Impacts of Mass Digitization Projects." The symposium was held at the University of Michigan on March 10 - 11, 2006."
The URL for the free 24-page report is <http://www.nclis.gov/news/pressrelease/pr2006/MassDigitizationSymposium-report-2006-8.pdf>.
7 Things You Should Know About Screencasting, EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative.
Abstract: "A screencast is a video recording of the actions on a user's computer screen, typically with accompanying audio, distributed through RSS. Screencasts can be thought of as video podcasts. They provide a simple means to extend rich course content to anyone who might benefit from the material but cannot attend a presentation."
"The "7 Things You Should Know About..." series from the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) provides concise information on emerging learning practices and technologies. Each brief focuses on a single practice or technology and describes what it is, where it is going, and why it matters to teaching and learning. Use "7 Things You Should Know About..." briefs for a no-jargon, quick overview of a topic and share them with time-pressed colleagues. "
For more information, please see <http://www.educause.edu/content.asp?page_id=666&ID=ELI7012&bhcp=1>.
Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, Spring 2006.
This issue includes two theme articles on assessment:
For more information, please see <http://www.istl.org/>.
Research Information, June/July issue.
Information from Stevan Harnad: "Research Information has just published a series of interviews by editor Sian Harris on Open Access. These interviews include:"
For more information, please see <http://www.researchinformation.info/rijunjul06openaccess.html>.
Home Broadband Adoption 2006, by John B. Horrigan, Associate Director for Research, Pew Internet & American Life Project, 28 May 2006.
Description from the Pew Internet & American Life Project web site: "Adoption of high-speed internet at home grew twice as fast in the year prior to March 2006 than in the same time frame from 2004 to 2005. Middle-income Americans accounted for much of the increase, along with African Americans and new internet users coming online with broadband at home. At the end of March 2006, 42% of Americans had high-speed at home, up from 30% in March 2005, or a 40% increase. And 48 million Americans mostly those with high-speed at home have posted content to the internet."
For more information, please see <http://www.pewinternet.org/PPF/r/184/report_display.asp>.
Use Cases and Requirements for Next Version of the Open eBook Publication Structure (OEBPS), OEBPS Working Group International Digital Publishing Forum Informational Document, June 2006.
"The IDPF's OEBPS Working Group released a use cases and requirements document today for public distribution....This document was submitted to the IDPF Board of Directors as an Informational Document as defined by the IDPF's Policies and Procedures, section 4.6.1. While Informational Documents do not have an official specification status in the organization, the Working Group felt it important that IDPF members and the public have the opportunity to review the requirements which will form the basis of the specification. This document was approved by the IDPF Board of Directors as an Informational Document on Monday, June 5th, 2006 and approved for submission by the Working Group on Thursday, June 1st, 2006. The document was posted for public review on the IDPF website at www.idpf.org."
For more information, please see <http://www.idpf.org/doc_library/informationaldocs/oebps_requirements.htm>.
eLearning Africa 2006, Report on the eLA eLearning Africa 2006 Conference, held May 24 - 26, 2006.
"832 participants from 80 countries gathered at the first eLearning Africa conference from May 24 - 26 in the United Nations Conference Center in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, making it the largest event on educational technologies and development ever taking place on the continent."
For more information, please see the report at <http://nl.xeu.de/j.cfm?i=302372&k=123494>.
Point to Point
Reshaping the World of Scholarly Communication Open Access and the Free Online Scholarship Movement: Open Access Statements, Proposals, Declarations, Principles, Strategies, Organizations, Projects, Campaigns, Initiatives, and Related Items A Webliography, Paul G. Haschak, Electronic Journal of Academic and Special Librarianship v.7 no.1 (Spring 2006)
"This webliography is compiled by Paul G. Haschak, Associate Professor and Collection Development Librarian Linus A. Sims Memorial Library, Southeastern Louisiana University, and contains links to dozens of resources organized under 13 headings."
For more information, please see <http://southernlibrarianship.icaap.org/content/v07n01/haschak_p01.htm>.
Calls for Participation
iPres International Conference on the Preservation of Digital Objects, 8 - 10 October 2006, Ithaca, New York, USA. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 15 August 2006.
"The theme of this year's iPRES is Words to Deeds: Collaboration in the Realm of Digital Preservation. Following on the successful iPRES 2005 held September 14-16 in Goettingen, Germany, iPRES 2006 Plenary Sessions will explore topics in Preserving Multimedia Objects, e-Journal Preservation, Certification, and National Efforts in Digital Preservation. Concurrent sessions on Tools of the Trade; Selection, Workflow, and Accession; eScience and Digital Preservation; Metadata; Business and organizational issues; and Repositories are tentatively planned. We invite contributions in concurrent session topics by sending a brief abstract to firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline for contributed papers is August 15, 2006. The deadline for early registration is September 1, 2006."
For more information, please see <http://ipres.library.cornell.edu/>.
Computers in Libraries 2007, 16 - 18 April 2007. The Call for Speakers is now open. .
"Computers in Libraries is a leading conference for librarians and information professionals who need to know about the latest technologies, equipment, software, and services available."
For more information, please see <http://www.infotoday.com/cil2007/>.
BOBCATSSS 2007, 29 - 31 January 2007, Prague, Czech Republic. Call for papers. The submission date for abstracts is 15 September 2006.
"BOBCATSSS is a symposium of associated European universities in the field of Library and Information Science, founded by universities from Budapest, Oslo, Barcelona, Copenhagen, Amsterdam, Tampere, Stuttgart, Szombately, Sheffield. Every year it is organized, managed and filled with content by students from an Eastern and a Western European university. BOBCATSSS 2007 is planned and organized by the Institute of Information Studies and Librarianship, Charles University, Prague; Media University, Stuttgart and University of Applied Sciences, Constance. The symposium takes place under the auspice of EUCLID (European Association for Library and Information Education and Research), and follows the tradition connecting academics, professionals and students. "
For more information, please see <http://www.bobcatsss.org/html/index-htm.htm>.
SIGGRAPH 2006: The 33rd International Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques, 30 July - 3 August 2006, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
"The conference provides an opportunity to interact with the worldwide SIGGRAPH community of digital innovators, creative researchers, award-winning producers, provocative artists, energetic executives, and adventurous engineers, and to interface with the products, systems, techniques, ideas, and inspiration that are creating the next three generations of computer graphics and interactive techniques."
For more information, please see <http://www.siggraph.org/s2006/>.
Summer 2006 Campus Technology Conference, 31 July - 3 August 2006, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
"Following 12 years of the annual Syllabus conference for education technology professionals, this summer's program emphasizes the critical impact of cross-departmental teams that drive change on campuses. These teams are comprised of campus visionaries and administrators across technology, academic, and funding areas. Content will be presented in innovative panel discussions and interactive formats that allow you to learn from peers, solve problems you may be facing on campus, and return to your institutions with tools, knowledge, and a blueprint for change."
For more information, please see <http://www.campus-technology.com/conferences/summer2006/index.asp>.
Knowledge, Information and Creativity Support Systems - KICSS 2006, 1 - 4 August 2006, Ayutthaya, Thailand.
"The aim of the First International Conference on Knowledge, Information and Creativity Support Systems is to facilitate technology and knowledge exchange between international researchers/scholars in the field of knowledge science, information systems, and system science and creativity support systems...The conference will cover a broad range of research topics in the fields of knowledge engineering and science, information technology, creativity support systems and complex system modeling."
For more information, please see <http://ict.siit.tu.ac.th/kicss2006/>.
ICINCO 2006 - 3rd International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics, 1 - 5 August 2006, Setúbal, Portugal.
"The purpose of [this conference] is to bring together researchers, engineers and practitioners interested in the application of informatics to Control, Automation and Robotics. Three simultaneous tracks will be held, covering Intelligent Control Systems, Optimization, Robotics, Automation, Signal Processing, Systems Modeling and Control."
For more information, please see <http://www.icinco.org>.
National Conference on Information Management in Digital Libraries, 2 - 4 August 2006, Kharagpur, India.
"The conference aims at further strengthening academic collaboration and strategic alliance in the Digital Library Development initiatives in India. NCIMDiL also intends to create a common platform to put forth innovative ideas, methods and discuss practical experience."
For more information, please see <http://www.library.iitkgp.ernet.in/NCIMDiL/ncimdil.htm>.
Wikimania 2006, 4 - 6 August 2006, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.
"Both a scientific conference and a community event, Wikimania brings together members of the various Wikimedia projects in order to socialize, exchange ideas, and report on research and project efforts. It provides an opportunity for Wikimedians and the general public alike to meet and share ideas about free and open source software, free knowledge initiatives, and wiki projects worldwide."
For more information, please see <http://wikimania.wikimedia.org/>.
29th Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference, 6 - 11 August 2006, Seattle, Washington, USA.
"SIGIR is the major international forum for the presentation of new research results and the demonstration of new systems and techniques in the broad field of information retrieval."
For more information, please see <http://www.sigir2006.org/>.
International Conference on Information Society (i-Society 2006), 7 - 10 August 2006, Miami, Florida, USA.
"The International Conference on Information Society (i-Society 2006) is a global knowledge-enriched collaborative effort that has its roots from both academia and industry. The conference covers a wide spectrum of topics that relate to information society, which includes technical and non-technical research areas."
For more information, please see <http://www.i-society.org/>.
International Conference on e-Business - ICE-B 2006, 7 - 10 August 2006, Setúbal, Portugal.
"The purpose of ICE-B 2006, the 2006 International Conference on E-business, is to bring together researchers, engineers and practitioners interested on information systems methods and applications in the context of e-business."
For more information, please see <http://www.ice-b.org/>.
MERLOT 6th Annual International Conference (MIC06): Working With and Learning From the World's Best, 8 - 11 August 2006, Ottawa, Canada.
"The MERLOT International Conference is designed to foster learning, innovation and practice in the use of information and communications technologies in higher education. It is the venue for educators, administrators, and technologists who have interests and expertise in technology-enabled teaching and learning and who recognize the need to remain current in this rapidly advancing field of educational practice and theory. "
For more information, please see <http://conference.merlot.org/2006/>.
The 10th IASTED International Conference on Internet and Multimedia Systems and Applications - IMSA 2006, 14 - 16 August 2006, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.
"The International Conference on Internet and Multimedia Systems and Applications (IMSA 2006) is a major contact venue for research scientists, engineers, and practitioners throughout the world to present their latest research, ideas, developments, and applications in this field. IMSA 2006 aims to strengthen relations between universities, research laboratories and industry."
For more information, please see <http://www.iasted.org/conferences/2006/hawaii/imsa.htm>.
CMDE2006 Communicating Mathematics in the Digital Era, 15 - 18 August 2006, Aveiro, Portugal.
"CMDE2006 aims to bring together researchers from areas of Mathematics, Information Sciences and Computer Sciences, providing a forum for presenting and discussing new ideas that may contribute to improve paradigms/mechanisms of producing, searching and using scientific and technical scholarship in Mathematics."
For more information, please see <http://ceoc.mat.ua.pt/conf/cmde2006/>.
Preserving Photographs in a Digital World, 19 - 24 August 2006, - Rochester, New York, USA.
"With the increased use of digital imaging technology, today's collection managers need up-to-date information on how to care for their collections and make them accessible for research. This program combines lectures and workshops in traditional preservation techniques with the theory and practice of digital imaging. The two aspects of the seminar are complementary. Concerned collection managers cannot afford to be uninformed in either area."
For more information, please see <http://www.imagepermanenceinstitute.org/shtml_sub/edu_ipigehseminar.shtml>.
Twelfth ACM SIGKDD International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining - KDD 2006, 20 - 23 August 2006, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
"During the past years, the ACM SIGKDD conference has established itself as the premier international conference on knowledge discovery and data mining with an attendance of 600-900 people. To continue with this tradition, the twelfth ACM SIGKDD conference will provide a forum for researchers from academia, industry, and government, developers, practitioners, and the data mining user community to share their research and experience."
For more information, please see <http://www.kdd2006.com/>.
"In recent years, society has been changing rapidly with the onset of a new digital era and rapid developments in information technology and digital communications. It is time for libraries to work together with library scholars and professionals in order to fulfill the role and functions of 21st century information centres to meet the challenges of this fast moving world. This theme has been chosen because we believe that libraries should act as a dynamic engine for the knowledge and information society. This is to be the mission of library scholars and professionals worldwide in the new era."
For more information, please see <http://www.ifla.org/IV/ifla72/index.htm>.
Digital Libraries à la Carte: New Choices for the Future, 22 - 25 August 2006, Tilburg, the Netherlands.
"This new, modular course prepares librarians and publishers for the future. Some modules are also relevant to researchers, lecturers and IT professionals. The four modules are one day each. You can attend one, two, three, or all four modules. The modules focus on:
For more information, please see <http://www.ticer.nl/06carte/>.
17th European Conference on Artificial Intelligence, 28 August 2006, Riva del Grada, Italy.
"ECAI-06 will give researchers from all over the world the possibility to identify important new trends and challenges in all subfields of Artificial Intelligence, and it will provide a major forum for potential users of innovative AI techniques."
For more information, please see <http://ecai2006.itc.it/>.
Sixth IASTED International Conference on Visualization, Imaging, and Image Processing - VIIP 2006, 28 - 30 August 2006, Palma de Mallorca, Spain.
" The IASTED international Conference on Visualization, Imaging, and Image Processing (VIIP 2006) will establish an international medium for the exchange of new ideas and practical experience between researchers and practitioners working in the fields of imaging, image processing, and visualization."
For more information, please see <http://www.iasted.org/conferences/2006/spain/viip.htm>.
(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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