Library as Place: Rethinking Roles, Rethinking Space, Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR), February 2005, Pub 129, 81 pp. $20, ISBN 1-932326-13-8, ISBN 978-1-932326-13-0.
Abstract: "What is the role of a library when users can obtain information from any location? And what does this role change mean for the creation and design of library space? Six authors an architect, four librarians, and a professor of art history and classics explore these questions in Library as Place: Rethinking Roles, Rethinking Space. In their essays, the authors challenge us to think about new potential for the place we call the library and underscore the growing importance of the library as a place for teaching, learning, and research in the digital age."
This report, and its summary, may be read free of charge online. It can also be ordered in paper format for $20. For more information, please see <http://www.clir.org/pubs/abstract/pub129abst.html>.
Large Scale Archival Storage, by Jim Linden, Sean Martin, Richard Masters and Roderic Parker, The British Library, Digital Preservation Coalition, Technology Watch Report 04-03.
"The report includes an overview of general issues related to building a large secure data storage system and includes discussion of what needs to be taken into account before the Total Cost of ownership can be calculated. "
For more information, please see <http://www.dpconline.org/graphics/reports/>.
DigiCULT: Technology Watch Report 3: Core Technologies for the Cultural and Scientific Heritage Sector, Seamus Ross et al., January 2005.
"As in previous TWRs, this volume examines six core technologies. Those covered here underlie a wide range of future applications, and include: Open Source Software, Natural Language Processing, Information Retrieval Technologies, Location Based Systems (especially GIS and GPS), Visualisation of Data, and Telepresence, Haptics and Robotics."
A high-resolution PDF version is available at <http://www.digicult.info/downloads/TWR3-highres.pdf>.
Competencies and Capabilities: New Paradigms for Workforce Development in the 21st Century Library, by Elizabeth Sommerlad, Camilla Child, John Kelleher and Chris Ramsden of the Tavistock Institute. Copyright MLA (Museums, Libraries and Archives Council), 2004.
"This report presents the findings from a formative study of best practice in the delivery of ICT training for library staff in England, Wales and Northern Ireland , undertaken as part of the (then) New Opportunities Fund Information and Communications Technology - Libraries (ICTL) programme."
The PDF version of this report is at <http://www.mla.gov.uk/documents/ict_full_rep.pdf>. A Word version can also be downloaded from <http://www.mla.gov.uk/information/publications/00pubs.asp>, or the report can be ordered in hard copy (instructions for that are at the same web site).
The Open Access Bibliography: Liberating Scholarly Literature with E-Prints and Open Access Journals, by Charles W. Bailey, Jr., Copyright Charles W. Bailey, Jr.
"The Open Access Bibliography: Liberating Scholarly Literature with E-Prints and Open Access Journals presents over 1,300 selected English-language books, conference papers (including some digital video presentations), debates, editorials, e-prints, journal and magazine articles, news articles, technical reports, and other printed and electronic sources that are useful in understanding the open access movement's efforts to provide free access to and unfettered use of scholarly literature. Most sources have been published between 1999 and August 31, 2004; however, a limited number of key sources published prior to 1999 are also included. Where possible, links are provided to sources that are freely available on the Internet (approximately 78 percent of the bibliography's references have such links)....This bibliography has been published as a printed book (ISBN 1-59407-670-7) by the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) <http://www.arl.org/pubscat/pubs/openaccess/>. ARL and the author have made the above PDF version of the bibliography freely available. It is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License."
Sustainable Preservation of Digital Assets in a University, Availability of the conference report and papers was announced March 1, 2005 by Peter McKinney, eSPIDA.
"the report and papers from espida's workshop held in February are now available. The event's aim was to launch espida and create a level of awareness about sustainable digital preservation. The speakers opened up new lines of enquiry for digital preservation. The economic considerations offered by Professor Hunter in particular resonated strongly; this is a new way of thinking for many in the field. The event contained lively discussions about digital assets, roles and responsibilities within an Institution towards them, drivers for preserving them and a whole manner of associated topics and these are brought out in the report."
For more information, please see <http://www.gla.ac.uk/espida/events.shtml>.
Scholarly Communications in a Digital World: A Convocation, papers from a convocation held January 27 - 28, 2005 at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
Other materials from the convocation are also available. For more information, please see <http://www.unc.edu/scholcomdig/>.
Achieving Success in Internet-Supported Learning in Higher Education, by Rob Abel, Alliance for Higher Education Competitiveness Inc., February 2005.
"This report contains the results of a study of 21 higher education institutions that have achieved success in Internet-supported learning. It may be read online or downloaded from the AHE (Alliance for Higher Education) web site."
For more information, please see <http://www.a-hec.org/e-learning_study.html>.
Educating the Net Generation, Diana G. Oblinger and James L. Oblinger, Editors, EDUCAUSE, February 2005.
"The Net Generation has grown up with information technology. The aptitudes, attitudes, expectations, and learning styles of Net Gen students reflect the environment in which they were raised one that is decidedly different from that which existed when faculty and administrators were growing up. This collection explores the Net Gen and the implications for institutions in areas such as teaching, service, learning space design, faculty development, and curriculum. Contributions by educators and students are included."
"EDUCAUSE e-books are available in electronic format (HTML and PDF). The pages are formatted for easy scrolling in HTML and easy printing as facing pages in PDF. Interested readers can print out individual chapters or the entire book. Web-only resources provided with each book must be viewed and printed separately."
"Seeking Better Web Searches," by Javed Mostafa, Scientific American.com, February 2005.
This article was a Scientific American.com "Editor's Pick" and is about anticipated improved search engines.
For more information, please see <http://www.sciam.com/>.
"Digital Savings," by Roger C. Schonfeld & Eileen Gifford Fenton, Library Journal (online), March 1, 2005.
"[This article is a] study of academic libraries that finds that going from print to electronic journals can save money, if it's done right, but challenges remain."
For more information, please see <http://libraryjournal.com/article/CA504648>.
Point to Point
"There are details of UK web archiving activities (as well as other digital preservation projects) on the Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) website....The Digital Preservation Coalition was established in 2001 to foster joint action to address the urgent challenges of securing the preservation of digital resources in the UK and to work with others internationally to secure our global digital memory and knowledge base."
For more information, please see <http://www.dpconline.org/graphics> and <http://www.dpconline.org/graphics/join/projects.html>.
Partnerships in Innovation - Serving a Networked Nation, Presentation slides from the conference held at the National Archives at College Park, Maryland, The University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, November 15 - 16, 2004.
"The National Archives and the University of Maryland, in collaboration with the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC), were pleased to sponsor a symposium which addressed the complex electronic records challenges facing our Nation. Drawing on the knowledge and experience of many of the recognized leaders in the U.S. information technology community, the symposium highlighted innovative partnerships that are designed to meet the electronic records challenges of today and will, in turn, better prepare us for the future."
For more information, please see <http://www.archives.gov/electronic_records_archives/presentations/innovations/it_conference_presentations.html>.
"A cumulative list of all past papers and posters from ISMIR Conferences is available at the ISMIR web site, with direct access to the PDF file when available. The type is PAP (for refereed paper), INV (for invited paper) and POS (for poster). The thumbnails at the bottom allow to select sort by author or by year....As of ISMIR 2003, almost all PowerPoint presentations are also available, see the individual conference sites to access them. Paper proceedings are also available for each conference, see the individual conference Web sites."
For more information, please see <http://www.ismir.net/all-papers.html>.
Theoretical Librarian, a library 'blog by Gerry McKiernan, Iowa State University.
"Theoretical Librarian is the blog of Gerry McKiernan, Associate Professor and Science and Technology Librarian and Bibliographer at Iowa State University Library, Ames, IA 50011. Theoretical Librarian, in general, will include announcements of past, present, and future personal publications and presentations as well as postings on current and emerging technologies and their actual and potential application for enhanced information and library services."
For more information, please see <http://theoretical-librarian.blogspot.com/>.
Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography, Volume 57, February 16, 2005, Charles W. Bailey, Jr., University of Houston.
"This selective bibliography presents over 2,325 articles, books, and other printed and electronic sources that are useful in understanding scholarly electronic publishing efforts on the Internet."
For more information, please see <http://info.lib.uh.edu/sepb/sepb.html>.
Calls for Participation
Seventh International Conference on Grey Literature, 5 - 6 December 2005, Nancy, France. Call for papers. Abstracts must be emailed on or before 17 May 2005 (in MS Word).
"Open access to information is the key to knowledge, both in its generation and transfer. This is based on the principles of science, the economics of free enterprise, and the management of valued resources in a global environment. Recently, open access to grey resources has been mandated by the grey literature community. And, this mandate must be analysed and understood in its multiple aspectsthus enabling implementation in the information policies and activities of organizations in both public and private sectors....The Seventh International Conference on Grey Literature focuses on this theme and approaches it via the main lines of communication and logistics."
For more information, please see the Call for Papers at conference web site <http://www.textrelease.com/pages/2/index.htm>.
OCLC Research Software Contest. Entries are due by 15 May 2005.
"In celebration of libraries and their heritage of technological innovation, OCLC Research is sponsoring a software contest to encourage innovation in the use of web-based services for libraries. The prize is $2,500 in cash, a visit to OCLC Online Computer Library Center Inc., in Dublin, Ohio, and the potential to have your code incorporated in OCLC services for libraries."
For more information, please see <http://www.oclc.org/research/researchworks/contest/>.
Conservation Awards 2005: Digital Preservation Award. Entries for this award must be received by 31 May 2005..
"This is the second year that the Conservation Awards will include the prestigious Digital Preservation Award, worth £5000. The Award is sponsored by the Digital Preservation Coalition and recognises the many new initiatives being carried out by museums, libraries, galleries and archives in the challenging field of digital preservation. It is aimed at highlighting the issues posed by preserving electronic information in the long term."
For more information, please see <http://www.consawards.ukic.org.uk/dpa2005form.html>.
2nd Digital Archives for Science & Engineering Resources Summit, 29 April - 1 May 2005, College Park, Maryland, USA.
"Building on the success of the first DASER Summit, DASER-2 will examine new issues and challenges related to digital archives and Science-Technology-Medicine (STM) publishing. This conference will explore issues surrounding digital libraries, institutional repositories and open access publishing....This Summit is sponsored by the American Society for Information Science & Technology (ASIST), Scientific and Technical Information Systems Special Interest Group (SIG STI), and the Potomac Valley Chapter (PVC)."
For more information, please see <http://www.daser.org/>.
Museums at the Crossroads Indianapolis, 1 - 5 May 2005, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.
"In recognition of this year's AAM [American Association of Museums] annual meeting theme, 'A Defining Moment: Museums at the Crossroads,' the entire Indianapolis cultural community welcomes the American Association of Museums and museum professionals from around the world."
This conference is open to both members and non-members of AAM. For more information, please see <http://www.aam-us.org/am/>.
"This workshop, promoted by the DELOS Network of Excellence (http://www.delos.info/), jointly organized by WP3 and WP4, aims at providing a forum to present the latest research results, new technology development and new applications in the areas of multimedia content and information visualization in digital libraries."
For more information, please see <http://delos.dis.uniroma1.it/Workshops/default.aspx>.
Fourteenth International World Wide Web Conference (WWW 2005), 10 - 14 May 2005, Chiba, Japan.
"The International World Wide Web Conference Committee (IW3C2) and Keio University cordially invite you to participate in the Fourteenth International World Wide Web Conference...The program committee has selected 77 papers from the refereed paper track, as well as 2 papers from the Embedded Web special interest track."
For more information, please see the conference web site at <http://www2005.org/>.
Digital Repositories: Interoperability and Common Services, 11 - 13 May 2005, Heraklion, Crete.
"DELOS announces a forthcoming workshop on the topic of digital repositories. Digital repositories as 'managed collections of digital objects' are an essential part of the architectural framework within many domains. In this workshop we will focus in particular on the role of repositories within e-learning and e-research and related digital library services, and will consider such repositories as providers of both preservation and access services. Digital repositories support the requirements of a number of communities, and the workshop will welcome participation from content providers and practitioners, as well as those with a research interest in the development of repositories."
For more information, please see <http://www.ukoln.ac.uk/events/delos-rep-workshop/>.
Papyrus to Print-out: the Book in Africa Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow, 11 - 14 May 2005, Cape Town, South Africa.
"Every country in Africa is currently faced with the challenges of book development, book pricing, preservation of books and oral literature, public libraries, accessibility of literature, reading literacy, and the impact of information technology on book development and on literature. The 8th Bibliophilia Africana conference will focus on these issues and how they are being addressed in various sectors and at various levels across the continent. "
For more information, please see <http://www.nlsa.ac.za/bibliophilia.html>.
Fedora Users' Conference, 13 - 14 May 2005, New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA.
"The conference is designed for users or prospective users of Fedora (Flexible Extensible Digital Object Repository Architecture). Presenters will discuss their experiences in using Fedora. Topics for presentation and discussion include presenting content on the web, digital preservation, institutional repositories, digital library architecture, content models, workflow management of projects and related issues. "
For more information, please see <http://www.scc.rutgers.edu/fedora_conf_2005>.
CUMREC 2005, 15 - 18 May 2005, Keystone, Colorado, USA.
" CUMREC is A Higher Education Administrative Technology Conference. The purpose of CUMREC is to provide a forum for higher education professionals to share their expertise and experiences with computer systems in our ever-changing world of technology. The CUMREC Annual Conference, founded in 1956, is the longest running continuing conference devoted to promoting the understanding and use of information technology in higher education....[The 2005] conference theme is "Achieving New Heights," a goal all of us share as we face the challenging realities of higher education."
For more information, please see <http://www.cumrec.org/2005/>.
2005 Information Resources Management Association (IRMA) International Conference: Managing Modern Organizations with Information Technology, 15 - 18 May 2005, San Diego, California, USA.
"The conference will feature full-length papers, panels, workshops, and tutorials in numerous tracks, such as: Database Management Technologies; Data Warehousing and Mining; Distance Learning Technologies; E-business Research; Electronic Commerce Technologies Management; Electronic Government Research; Human Computer Interaction; Information Ethics Issues; Information Security Management; Information Technology Education; Knowledge Management; Multimedia Information Management; Social Responsibility in the Information Age; and Web-based Learning and Teaching, among many other tracks."
For more information, please see <http://www.irma-international.org/>.
WebSearch University, 17 - 18 May 2005, New York, New York, USA.
"The speed of change in Web search challenges even the best searchers to go back to school at WebSearch University. In 2005, you'll learn about developments at known search engine companies, get acquainted with new search engine companies, and gain knowledge on search strategies. Desktop tools, multimedia search, blogging, open access, hidden Web resources, and competitive intelligence are new topics this year."
For more information, please see <http://www.websearchu.com/>.
5th Triple Helix Conference: The Capitalization of Knowledge: Cognitive, Economic, Social and Cultural Aspects, 18 - 21 May 2005, Turin, Italy.
"The upcoming international Triple Helix Conference is the fifth one in a series of biennial conferences that started 8 years ago to analyze the interaction between University, Government and Industry and its influence on the economic development of specific regions....The Conference, organized by Fondazione Rosselli... will deal with the Capitalization of knowledge and its cognitive, economic, social and cultural aspects."
For more information, please see <http://www.triplehelix5.com/>.
NASIG 20th Annual Conference, 19 - 22 May 2005, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
"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/conference/2005.htm>.
Second Conference on Online Deliberation: Design, Research, and Practice / DIAC 2005, 20 - 22 May 2005, Stanford, California, USA.
"This conference will bring together software developers, social science researchers, and practitioners of online deliberation for three days of presentations and workshops on the Stanford University campus in May of 2005. Following up on an earlier conference, "Developing and Using Online Tools for Deliberative Democracy", held at Carnegie Mellon University in June of 2003, we would like at this meeting to discuss the possible creation of a new society for online deliberation with an international membership, to support cross-disciplinary scholarship, principled design, and informed practice in the use of online environments for group deliberation and democratic participation."
For more information, please see <http://www.online-deliberation.net/conf2005/>.
INFORUM 2005 Conference on Professional Information Resources, 24 - 26 May 2005, Prague, Czech Republic.
"This is the 11th annual conference on electronic information resources for both academic and corporate sectors and is concerned with trends and news in this field, user-friendly information services, virtual environment and heterogeneous information resources, search strategies and virtual reference desk, opportunities of EU support and medical libraries and their users. The conference has become the main event in the field of electronic information resources in Central and Eastern Europe."
For more information, please see <http://www.inforum.cz/inforum2005/english>.
XML, the Web and Beyond, 24 - 27 May 2005, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
" Formerly known as the XML Europe conference, XTech has widened its scope to incorporate neighboring technologies from the web and business. As the use of XML broadens out beyond traditional core topics, we want to reflect that in the conference. As well as XML, XTech 2005 will cover web development, weblogging, search, the semantic web and more."
For more information, please see <http://www.xtech-conference.org/>.
IASSIST/IFDO 2005, 24 - 27 May 2005, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom.
"IASSIST is an international organization of professionals working in and with information technology and data services to support research and teaching in the social sciences. Typical workplaces include data archives/libraries, statistical agencies, research centres, libraries, academic departments, government departments, and non-profit organizations"
For more information, please see <http://datalib.ed.ac.uk/iassist/index.shtml>.
ICEIS 2005, 7th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems, 24 - 28 May 2005, Miami, Florida, USA.
"The purpose of the 7th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems (ICEIS) is to bring together researchers, engineers and practitioners interested in the advances and business applications of information systems. Five simultaneous tracks will be held, covering different aspects of Enterprise Information Systems Applications, including Enterprise Database Technology, Systems Integration, Artificial Intelligence, Decision Support Systems, Information Systems Analysis and Specification, Internet Computing, Electronic Commerce and Human Factors."
For more information, please see <http://www.iceis.org>.
The Consortium for Computers in the Humanities - The Networked Citizen: New Contributions of the Digital Humanities, 29 - 31 May 2005, London, Ontario, Canada.
"The Consortium for Computers in the Humanities is a Canada-wide association of representatives from Canadian colleges and universities that began in 1986. Our objective is to foster communications about, and sharing of, information technology developed by Canadian institutions for the betterment of post-secondary education across Canada."
For more information, please see <http://www.coch-cosh.ca/ocs/?cf=1>.
Libraries in the Digital Age (LIDA) 2005, 30 May - 3 June 2005, Dubrovnik, Croatia.
" The general aim of the annual conference and course Libraries in the Digital Age (LIDA), started in 2000, is to address the changing and challenging environment for libraries and information systems and services in the digital world, with an emphasis on examining contemporary problems, advances and solutions. Each year a different and hot theme is addressed, divided in two parts; the first part covers research and development and the second part addresses advances in applications and practice. LIDA seeks to bring together researchers, practitioners, and developers in a forum for personal exchanges, discussions, and learning, made easier by being held in memorable locations."
For more information, please see <http://www.ffos.hr/lida/>.
(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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