Trustworthy Repositories Audit & Certification: Criteria and Checklist, March 2007. Copyright 2007 OCLC and CRL .
"The Audit Checklist for the Certification of Trusted Digital Repositories, originally developed by RLG-NARA Digital Repository Certification Task Force, has been revised and expanded....This document incorporates and leverages the combined advances to fulfill the goal of enabling repository audit, assessment, and certification. The RLG-NARA task force, combined with critical contributions from the Center for Research Libraries Auditing and Certification of Digital Archives project, the nestor project, and the Digital Curation Centre have set the stage for official audit and certification of digital repositories and archives to move forward."
For more information, please see <http://bibpurl.oclc.org/web/16712>.
Census of Institutional Repositories in the United States MIRACLE Project Research Findings, by Karen Markey, Soo Young Rieh, Beth St. Jean, Jihyun Kim, and Elizabeth Yakel, published by the Council for Library and Information Resources (CLIR), February 2007
From the Abstract to the report: "In this report, the authors describe results of a nationwide census of institutional repositories in U.S. academic institutions. The census is one of several activities of the MIRACLE Project, an IMLS-funded research program based at the University of Michigan."
For more information, please see <http://www.clir.org/pubs/abstract/pub140abst.html>.
7 Things You Should Know About... series, EDUCAUSE.
"The EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative's (ELI's) 7 Things You Should Know About... series provides concise information on emerging learning technologies and related practices. Each brief focuses on a single technology or practice and describes:
"The most recent items in the series are: 7 Things You Should Know About the Creative Commons, March 2007; and 7 Things You Should Know About Open Journaling, February 2007. "
For more information, please see <http://www.educause.edu/7ThingsYouShouldKnowAboutSeries/7495>.
SPEC Kit 294: Managing Digitization Activities, by Rebecca L. Mugridge. Association of Research Libaries, September 2006
From the Executive Summary: "This SPEC survey was designed to identify the purposes of ARL member libraries' digitization efforts, the organizational structures these libraries use to manage digital initiatives, whether and how staff have been reassigned to support digitization activities, where funding to sustain digital activities originated and how that funding is allocated, how priorities are determined, whether libraries are outsourcing any digitization work, and how the success of libraries' digital activities has been assessed. The focus of the survey was on the digitization of existing library materials, rather than the creation of born-digital objects."
For more information, including a link to the full list of ARL Spec Kits please see <http://www.arl.org/resources/pubs/spec/index.shtml>.
Rights in the PREMIS Data Model, A Report for the Library of Congress, by Karen Coyle, December 2006.
From an announcement by Rebecca Guenther, Library of Congress: "The Library of Congress, as part of the PREMIS maintenance activity, commissioned Karen Coyle to provide this study to assist the newly established PREMIS Editorial Committee, in consultation with the PREMIS Implementers Group, with its first revision of the data dictionary and schemas. The intention is to improve the specification so that institutions trying to assess their rights to preserve materials in digital formats will be able to provide enough information in their digital repositories to make such assessments about their materials over time. In this study Karen Coyle reviews the landscape of digital rights, analyzes various preservation rights scenarios and the sorts of preservation actions that digital repositories might take, relates copyright law to preservation actions, and provides recommendations for revision where the data dictionary needs expansion."
The report is available in PDF format at <http://www.loc.gov/standards/premis/Rights-in-the-PREMIS-Data-Model.pdf>.
What is Web 2.0? Ideas, technologies and implications for education, Tech Watch Report TSW0701 by Paul Anderson, published by the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC).
"This TechWatch report was commissioned to investigate the substance behind the hyperbole surrounding 'Web 2.0'. It reports on the implications this may have for the UK Higher and Further Education sector, with a special focus on collection and preservation activities within libraries."
For more information, please see <http://www.jisc.ac.uk/whatwedo/services/services_techwatch/techwatch/techwatch_ic_reports2005_published.aspx>.
e-Journals: Archiving and Preservation, by Maggie Jones, Digital Preservation Consultant, on behalf of JISC. This is a JISC Briefing paper, 6 March 2007.
"The briefing paper explains the main issues related to the preservation responsibility of e-journals and the differences between Perpetual access, archiving and long-term preservation. It also looks at the role of legal deposit and institutional and open access repositories. The briefing paper in addition examines a number of currently available e-journal archiving options, including LOCKSS, CLOCKSS, Portico and PubMed Central."
For more information, please see <http://www.jisc.ac.uk/publications/publications/
7 things you should know about E-Books, part of the series "7 things you should know about...", EDUCAUSE, November 2006.
"E-books offer new ways for readers to interact with content. An e-book that abandons the notion of reading from front to back, for example, encourages readers to take an active, self-directed role in how they learn. E-books incorporating audio, movies, and simulations facilitate deeper understanding of subject matter, while annotation features let users customize a text."
For more information, please see <http://www.educause.edu/LibraryDetailPage/666?ID=ELI7020> The PDF version of the report is at <http://www.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/ELI7020.pdf>.
"Highlights the multiple roles that NSDL plays in support of STEM education, serving as resource repository, provider of services and tools, education and outreach source, locus of digital library research, and as a scaffold for collaboration-building and expanding partnerships and collaborative opportunities nationwide."
For more information, please see <http://nsdl.org/publications/?pager=ar>.
Making Cities Stronger: Public Library Contributions to Local Economic Development, Copyright © January 2007 Urban Libraries Council (ULC).
From a January 11, 2007 press release from the he Urban Libraries Council (ULC) about the report: "Public libraries build a community's capacity for economic activity and resiliency, says a new study from the Urban Institute. Making Cities Stronger: Public Library Contributions to Local Economic Development adds to the body of research pointing to a shift in the role of public libraries from a passive, recreational reading and research institution to an active economic development agent, addressing such pressing urban issues as literacy, workforce training, small business vitality and community quality of life. The study was commissioned by the Urban Libraries Council (ULC) and funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation."
For more information, please see <http://www.urbanlibraries.org/files/making_cities_stronger.pdf>.
Developing the UK's e-infrastructure for science and innovation. Produced by the Office of Science and Innovation (OSI) e-Infrastructure Working Group, UK National eScience Centre, 2007.
"The report...sets out the requirements for a national e-infrastructure to help ensure the UK maintains and indeed enhances its global standing in science and innovation in an increasingly competitive world."
"Made up of senior representatives from JISC (Joint Information Systems Committee), the Research Councils, RIN (Research Information Network) and the British Library, the Working Group was formed in response to the Science and Innovation Investment Framework 2004-2014, published by the Treasury, the DTI and the DfES in 2004, to explore the current provision of the UK's e-infrastructure and help define its future development."
"The working group established six sub-groups which have each produced reports, in the following areas:
For more information, including links to the overview and six subgroup reports, please see <http://www.nesc.ac.uk/documents/OSI/index.html>.
Review and Analysis of the CLIR Report E-Journal Archiving Metes and Bounds: A Survey of the Landscape, by Maggie Jones, 16 February 2007. (This consultancy was made possible by funding from JISC approved through its JISC Integrated Information Environment Committee.)
"The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR), together with the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) commissioned a team of authors based at Cornell University to suvery the e-journal preservation landsape and assess leading e-journal archiving initiatives. The final report, e-Journal Archiving Metes and Bounds: A Survey of the Landscape, was published in September 2006, which provides a very timely overview of the status quo regarding e-journal archiving with some practical proposals for future progress. While obviously US in emphasis, the issues and potential solutions are sufficiently global in nature to make this report resonate with research institutions anywhere in the world as they try to grapple with the complexities of licensing access to e-journals, as opposed to owning a physical copy. To fully understand the findings of the survey and its impact for the UK education sector, JISC comissioned a review and analysis of the CLIR report..."
For more information, including a link for downloading the review, please see <http://www.jisc.ac.uk/whatwedo/programmes/programme_preservation/ejournalarchiving>.
Ariadne Issue no.50, January 2007.
"Ariadne is a Web magazine for information professionals in archives, libraries and museums in all sectors....It is published by UKOLN every three months across the year beginning in January. Ariadne generally seeks to inform readers with a variety of articles in each issue, some technical, some of a more strategic nature, in the anticipation that most readers will find something of relevance to their work or interests in every issue."
For more information, please see <http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/>.
Issues in Science & Technology Librarianship, Number 49, Winter 2007.
"Issues in Science & Technology Librarianship 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/>.
Point to Point
Usability in the Library, new website from the Usability Working Group of the University of Michigan University Library.
"The website is designed to provide open access to our reports and working documents in order to share our findings within the UM libraries as well as the community-at-large. The new website features:
For more information, please see <http://www.lib.umich.edu/usability/>.
Calls for Participation
Open Access Research (OAR). Call for papers. (OAR's first issue will be in August, 2007 and will subsequently be published three times a year. Submissions received by March 31, 2007 will be considered for the August issue; subsequent submissions will be considered for future issues.)
"Open Access Research (OAR) is an electronic-only, peer-reviewed, open access journal that publishes original empirical research on open access. Suitable topics include, but are not limited to:
For more information, please see <http://ojs.gsu.edu/index.php/OAR>.
Ninth International Conference on Grey Literature, 10 - 11 December 2007, Antwerp, Belgium. Call for papers. The submission deadline for abstracts is 1 May 2007.
"The Ninth International Conference on Grey Literature seeks to map the infrastructure in which grey literature is embedded. This concerted drill in the field of information also stands to further a framework for shared understanding."
For more information, please see the Call for papers at <http://www.textrelease.com/images/GL9_Pre-Announcement.pdf>.
7th International Web Archiving Workshop (Date and location of workshop to be determined.) Call for papers. The submission deadline is 1 May 2007.
"This is the main international event in this domain since 2001, IWAW will take place the 3rd week of June, in Canada this year (date and location to be confirmed). The workshop will provide a cross domain overview on active research and practice in all domains concerned with the acquisition, maintenance and preservation of digital objects for long-term access, with a particular focus on web archiving and studies on effective usage of this type of archives. "
For more information, please see the Call for Papers at <http://www.iwaw.net/07/index.html>.
2nd International Conference on the Pragmatic Web: "Building Common Ground on the Web", 23 - 24 October 2007, Tilburg, The Netherlands. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 7 May 2007.
"[This conference] is a unique forum to envision and debate how the emerging social, semantic, multimedia Web mediates the ways in which we construct shared meaning. While there is much research and development into topics relevant to this challenge such as collaboration, usability, knowledge representation, and social informatics, the Pragmatic Web conference provides common ground for dialogue at the nexus of these topics. "
For more information, please see <http://www.pragmaticweb.info/>.
New Review of Hypermedia and Multimedia, Special Issue on Studying the Users of Digital Education Technologies: Theories, Methods, and Analytical Approaches. Guest editor: Michael Khoo. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 16 May 2007.
"This special issue of NRHM addresses issues associated with the qualitative understanding of the use of digital educational technologies in real-life contexts (with a focus on digital libraries, broadly conceived), by emphasizing the importance of contextual sociotechnical studies of technology use and design. The issue will consider educational technologies as complex mixtures of people, practices and technologies, embedded in a range of institutional, technological and social contexts. The editor therefore invites contributions that address the qualitative and sociotechnical study of digital educational technologies and users 'in the wild.'"
Submissions should be sent by email to the guest editor, preferably in pdf format. Questions and enquiries concerning this call should be directed to the guest editor at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
The Third International Workshop on Contexts and Ontologies: Representation and Reasoning, 21 August 2007, Roskilde University, Denmark. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 28 May 2007.
"The goal of this workshop is to bring people from the context and ontology communities together to discuss the approaches they use for information integration from the knowledge representation and reasoning perspective. In recent years, a number of different aspects of contexts and ontologies have been studied and a number of approaches have been proposed. One perspective views an ontology as an explicit encoding of a domain model that may be shared and reused, while a context may be viewed as an explicit encoding of a domain model that is expected to be local and may contain one party's subjective view of the domain. This workshop will further explore this perspective as well as other perspectives and aims to make more progress in leveraging increased communication between the context and ontology communities. "
For more information, please see <http://www.c-and-o.net/>.
Special Issue on Digital Libraries and Education International Journal on Digital Libraries, Special Issue Editors: Lillian Cassel, Villanova University, Sarah Giersch, National Science Digital Library; Association of Research Libraries, and Mimi Recker, Utah State University. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 1 June 2007.
"The purpose of this special issue is to critically examine the role that digital libraries can and should play in education. Papers are invited on the technical, social, and policy dimensions of digital libraries for education."
For more information, please see <http://www.dljournal.org/>.
International Conference on the Digital Preservation (iPRES 2007), 11 - 12 October 2007, Beijing, China. Call for papers. The submission deadline for abstracts is 15 June 2007.
"The theme of this year's iPRES is Digital Preservation: Sustainable Programs and Best Practices....iPRES 2007 will explore:
For more information, please see the Call for Abstracts at <http://ipres.las.ac.cn/callforabstracts.jsp>.
10th International Conference on Asian Digital Libraries (ICADL 2007), 10 - 13 December 2007, Hanoi, Vietnam. Call for papers. The submission deadline for abstracts is 18 June 2007.
"The International Conference on Asian Digital Libraries (ICADL) is one of the leading international conferences in digital libraries research. ICADL 2007 will provide a forum for sharing ideas, research results and experiences in digital libraries, related technologies and associated practical and social issues. Participants from diverse backgrounds are encouraged. Previous conferences have included practitioners, researchers, educators and policy makers from a variety of disciplines such as computer science/information technology, library and information sciences, archival and museum studies, knowledge management, and many areas in the social sciences and humanities."
For more information, please see <http://icadl2007.vista.gov.vn//a&>.
German e-Science Conference 2007, 2 - 4 May 2007, Baden-Baden, Germany.
"The "German e-Science Conference 2007" (GES2007) organised by Helmholtz-Gemeinschaft, Max-Planck-Gesellschaft and German Rectors' Conference (HRK) is the first event to demonstrate the results from four e-Science areas: Grid computing, knowledge networking, e-Learning and open access. The conference will be the forum for the partners of the German e-Science community to present their results by talks, by posters and by demos, for the international e-Science community to get an overview of the progress of e-Science in Germany and for potential new users of the German e-Science infrastructure to meet the experts in the field of e-Science."
For more information, please see <http://www.ges2007.de/index.php?id=1&L=1>.
The Fourth International Cross-Disciplinary Conference on Web Accessibility (W4A 2007), 7 - 8 May 2007, Banff, Alberta, Canada.
"The World Wide Web (Web) is in transition; a fundamental evolution of the model which underpins the traditional Web. This new Web, Web (2.0), is a mesh of enhanced semantics, push application widgets, and embedded scripting languages and was developed to pursue the promise of enhanced interactivity. The possible benefits of the Web 2.0 is great but it seems that without timely and prompt action disabled users will be barred from these benefits. Indeed, using sites which such as: Flicker, YouTube, MySpace, Google Maps, and Google Portal will rapidly become 'off-limits' to disabled users. Semantic Web technologies have already shown themselves to be useful in addressing some issues of Web Accessibility. However, this new technology has not yet started to make its way into mainstream applications. Without change, will the benefits of the Semantic Web be lost? Will the promising enhanced interactivity of Web 2.0 technologies become increasingly inaccessible to disabled users? We pose the question: Web 2.0 and the Semantic Web: Hindrance or Opportunity?'"
For more information, please see <http://www.w4a.info/>.
16th International World Wide Web Conference (WWW2007), 8 - 12 May 2007, Banff, Alberta, Canada.
"The World Wide Web Conference is the global event that brings together the key innovators, decision-makers, technologists, businesses, and standards bodies shaping the Web."
For more information, please see <http://www2007.org/>.
Digital Book 2007, 9 May 2007, New York City, New York, USA
"he International Digital Publishing Forum will host this special conference at the McGraw-Hill Auditorium. Conference sessions to include:
For more information, please see <http://www.idpf.org/digitalbook07/>.
ICINCO 2007 4th International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics, 9 - 12 May 2007, Angers, France.
" The purpose of the 4th International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics (ICINCO) 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/>.
Seventh International Workshop on Global and Peer-to-Peer Computing, 14 - 17 May 2007, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
"Global Computing systems, Desktop Grids and Peer-to-Peer systems (P2P) aim to harness Internet-connected resources at a global scale. Supporting computation on such systems raises a novel set of questions. Because of size, autonomy and the high volatility of resources, these platforms provide the opportunity to revisit major fields of distributed computing such as protocols, infrastructures, security, fault tolerance, scheduling, performance, services, applications, and incentives for cooperation. Moreover, new issues concerning the installation, maintenance and scalability of large-scale distributed systems are more relevant than ever."
For more information, please see <http://gp2pc.lri.fr/>.
Workshop on Programming Models for Grid Computing, 14 - 17 May 2007, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
"This workshop aims to provide some advances on programing models both for grid and cluster computing, gathering works from the application model, programming model, and middleware model to the platform model and alternative models."
For more information, please see <http://grenoble.ime.usp.br/pmgc2007/>.
XTech: The Ubiquitous Web, 15 - 18 May 2007, Paris, France.
"The theme for XTech 2007 is "The Ubiquitous Web", examining the pervasiveness of the web into our lives. In parallel with the tutorials, we are hosting a Ubiquitous Web Day, featuring presentations and discussions on ubiquitous web technology, from hardware through mobile to virtual worlds such as Second Life."
For more information, please see <http://xtech.expectnation.com/>.
CITOT 2007 - Conference on Information Technology, Organisations and Teams, 19 - 20 May 2007, Lisbon, Portugal.
"Functioning of organizations and teams in a business environment is possible by adequate use of Information Technology. Evolution of Web technologies, small display devices as well as mobile and groupware systems is transforming interaction between people either in working or in entertainment environment."
For more information, please see <http://atlo.itml.org/citot2007/>.
2007 IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy, 20 - 23 May 2007, Oakland, California, USA.
"Since 1980, the IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy has been the premier forum for presenting developments in computer security and electronic privacy, and for bringing together researchers and practitioners in the field."
For more information, please see <http://www.ieee-security.org/TC/SP2007/oakland07-home.html>.
SADPI 07: International Workshop On Semantically Aware Document Processing And Indexing, 21 - 22 May 2007, Montpellier, France.
"The Workshop will be aimed at promoting discussion among active researchers who are working on defining or making use of semantic aspects of multimedia. While the theme is somewhat specific, the workshop will also recognize the breadth of the topic. We plan to bring together researchers from a variety of disciplines who may be using such semantic structures in quite diverse fashions."
For more information, please see <http://www.lirmm.fr/SADPI_07/sadpi_HTML/SADPI/sadpi_home_page.html>.
Digital Futures: from digitization to delivery, 21 - 25 May 2007, London, United Kingdom.
"Digital Futures focuses on the creation, delivery and preservation of digital resources from cultural and memory institutions. Lasting five days, Digital Futures is aimed at managers and other practitioners from the library, museum, heritage and cultural sectors looking to understand the strategic and management issues of developing digital resources from digitisation to delivery."
For more information, please see <http://www.digitalconsultancy.net/digifutures/>.
INFORUM 2007: 13th Conference on Professional Information Resources, 22 - 24 May 2007, Prague, Czech Republic.
"The 13th annual conference of INFORUM deals with professional electronic information resources for research, development, education and business purposes.... Since 2003 the original territorial focus on the Czech Republic and Slovakia has been expanded to the other Central and Eastern European countries and it has become the main event in this field in the region. The conference is attended by information professionals from special and public libraries, private corporations and state agencies, IT managers, physicians, lawyers, university teachers and students."
For more information, please see <http://www.inforum.cz/en/>.
eLearning Africa - 2nd Conference on ICT for Development, Education and Training, 28 - 30 May 2007, Nairobi, Kenya.
"Consistent with the 2007 conference's theme 'Building Infrastructures and Capacities to Reach out to the Whole of Africa', the event will reach out beyond the conference centre and will have a number of exciting new features that extend the scope and impact of the conference,"
For more information, please see <http://www.elearning-africa.com/>.
12th International Conference on Applied Stochastic Models and Data Analysis (ASMDA 2007), 29 May - 1 June 2007, Chania, Crete, Greece.
"Since 1981, the aim of ASMDA has been to serve as an interface between Stochastic Modeling and Data Analysis and their real life applications such as business, finance and insurance, management, production and reliability, biology and medicine. Both theoretical and practical contributions presenting new results and having the potential for solving real-life problems are concerned. More specifically, one main goal of the symposium is to promote new methods for analyzing data, in fields like stochastic modeling, optimization techniques, statistical methods and inference, data mining and knowledge systems, computing-aided decision supports and neural networks. Acting as an interface between theory and practice, ASMDA is of great interest for both the academic and the business world."
For more information, please see <http://www.asmda.com/id7.html>.
RIAO 2007 - 8th Conference: Large-Scale Semantic Access to Content (Text, Image, Video and Sound), 30 May - 1 June 2007, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
"The RIAO conferences are meeting places for scientific and industrial specialists in information retrieval. There are sites for presentations of both high-level peer-reviewed scientific research and prototypes and of innovative products, selected by a special call for products. A global call for products is sent at the same time that the call for papers. The products presented are chosen uniquely on the basis of their innovativeness. "
For more information, please see <http://www.riao.org/index_eng.php>.
NASIG 22nd Annual Conference, 31 May - 3 June 2007, Louisville, Kentucky, USA.
"Established in 1985, the North American Serials Interest Group, Inc. (NASIG) is an independent organization that promotes communication, information, and continuing education about serials and the broader issues of scholarly communication. NASIG welcomes anyone interested in the serials information chain. Inspired by the United Kingdom Serials Group (UKSG), NASIG held its first conference at Bryn Mawr College in June 1986. The annual conference, usually held in late May or June, offers a premier opportunity to meet others representing the diverse interests of the serials community and to hear speakers who are on the cutting edge of scholarly communication."
For more information, please see <http://nasig.org/public/conferences.html>.
Digital Humanities 2007, 2 - 8 June 2007, Urbana, Illinois, USA.
"The Graduate School of Library and Information Science (GSLIS), in cooperation with the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) and the Center for Computing in the Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (CHASS), will host Digital Humanities 2007 (the annual joint conference of the Association for Computers and the Humanities and the Association for Literary and Linguistic Computing)..."
For more information, please see <http://www.digitalhumanities.org/dh2007/>.
Special Libraries Association Annual Conference, 3 - 6 June 2007, Denver, Colorado, USA.
"The Special Libraries Association (SLA) announces conference and hotel registration are now open for the SLA 2007 Annual Conference and INFO-EXPO. SLA members are able to maximize their membership benefits and save US$ 100 off the regular registration rate by signing up early for SLA 2007. [Early bird registration ends 1 May 2007.] The conference programs are designed to create an environment for networking, communication, learning and other developmental opportunities for information professionals. "
For more information, please see <http://www.sla.org/>.
Information Access for the Global Community: An International Seminar On The Universal Decimal Classification, 4 - 5 June 2007, The Hague, The Netherlands.
"The goal of this Seminar is to bring together UDC publishers, information management practitioners and researchers from both the standards industry and institutions and projects. The Seminar will be a unique opportunity to share ideas, problems and solutions relating to the multifaceted aspects of UDC management and use. "
For more information, please see <http://www.udcc.org/seminar2007.htm>.
IATUL 2007 (International Association of Technological University Librarians) - 28th Annual Conference, 11 - 14 June 2007, Stockholm, Sweden.
" The theme of this conference is Global Access to Science. Science Publishing is rapidly changing due to the introduction of advanced electronic media which give new dimensions to the world wide access to scientific results. Also research in itself is changing with new established areas in E-science which were not possible before. The scholarly communication in the future is thus heavily influenced by the initiatives taken by universities and the information providers of today. Scholars all over the world are engaged in this process. Traditional peer-reviewed publishing is discussed in the light of different forms of Open Access. National programs are set up to support initiatives and actions to find ways to free online access to governmentally funded research."
For more information, please see <http://www.lib.kth.se/iatul2007/>.
ICEIS 2007 - 9th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems, 12 - 16 June 2007, in Funchal, Portugal.
"The purpose of the 9th 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/>.
ELPUB 2007, the 11th International Conference on Electronic Publishing, 13 - 15 June 2007, Vienna, Austria.
"Three distinguished features of this conference are: broad scope of topics which creates a unique atmosphere of active exchange and learning about various aspects of electronic publishing; combination of general and technical tracks; and a condensed procedure of submission, revision and publication of proceedings which guarantees presentations of most recent work."
For more information, please see <http://www.elpub.net/>.
ETD 2007: 10th International Symposium on Electronic Theses and Dissertations, 13 - 16 June 2007, Uppsala, Sweden.
"Under the general theme "Added values to e-theses", ETD 2007 is organised around two main themes: "Integrating ETDs with institutional processes and practices" and "Value added services"."
For more information, please see <http://epc.ub.uu.se/etd2007/>.
ACM IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries 2007, 17 - 23 June 2007, Vancouver, British, Columbia, Canada.
"The Joint Conference on Digital Libraries is a major international forum focusing on digital libraries and associated technical, practical, and social issues. JCDL encompasses the many meanings of the term 'digital libraries', including (but not limited to) new forms of information institutions; operational information systems with all types of digital content; new means of selecting, collecting, organizing, retrieving and distributing digital content; digital preservation and archiving; and theoretical models of information media, including document genres and electronic publishing."
For more information, please see <http://www.jcdl2007.org>.
Data Dictionary for Preservation Metadata: PREMIS Tutorial, 21 June 2007, Washington, DC, USA.
"This one day tutorial provides an introduction to PREMIS and its data model, a walk-through of the Data Dictionary, examples of PREMIS metadata in real situations, and implementation considerations, particularly using PREMIS with XML/METS. It includes an implementers' panel and will also provide an opportunity for participants to share their own implementation issues and experiences."
For more information, please see <http://www.loc.gov/standards/premis/premis-datadict-tutorial.html>.
American Library Association Annual Conference, 21 - 27 June 2007, Washington, DC, USA.
The ALA Annual Conference will offer "Over 300 programs, on topics including: Podcasting, blogs and web presence, Producing cultural programs, Information technology, Fundraising, Accommodations for accessibility for people with disabilities, Innovations in technology and social networking changing library services, New and exciting emerging genres, and Providing library services to immigrants."
For more information, please see <http://www.ala.org>.
The 2007 World Congress in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, and Applied Computing WORLDCOMP'07 (composed of 24 Joint Conferences), 25 - 28 June 2007, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
"WORLDCOMP'07 is the largest annual gathering of researchers in computer science, computer engineering and applied computing. It assembles a spectrum of affiliated research conferences, workshops, and symposiums into a coordinated research meeting held in a common place at a common time. This model facilitates communication among researchers in different fields of computer science and computer engineering."
For more information, please see <http://www.worldacademyofscience.org/worldcomp07/ws>.
ED-MEDIA 2007, 25 - 29 June 2007, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
"ED-MEDIA World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications is an international conference, organized by the Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). This annual conference serves as a multi-disciplinary forum for the discussion and exchange of information on the research, development, and applications on all topics related to multimedia, hypermedia and telecommunications/distance education. "
For more information, please see <http://www.aace.org/conf/edmedia/>.
11th International Conference on User Modeling, 25 - 29 June 2007, Corfu, Greece.
"The User Modeling conference series is the major forum for presentation and discussion of latest developments in academic research on user modeling and adaptive systems as well as industrial experience in deploying adaptive and personalized systems in "real-world" applications. The International User Modeling Conferences bring together researchers and practitioners from a variety of fields including artificial intelligence, linguistics, psychology, and human-computer interaction. This conference series is characterized by a high quality technical program and by lively discussions in a pleasant environment."
For more information, please see <http://www.iit.demokritos.gr/um2007>.
3rd Annual Communities and Technologies Conference, 28 - 30 June 2007, East Lansing, Michigan, USA.
"The Communities and Technologies biennial international conference serves as a forum for stimulating and disseminating research on the complex connections between communities both physical and virtual and information and communication technologies."
For more information, please see <https://ebusiness.tc.msu.edu/cct2007/>.
(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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