From the Executive Summary to the report: "The Working Group interpreted this charge at its broadest. It considered current trends, current practices, new and emerging developments, and the growing array of participants in the evolving environment of knowledge production, distribution, and use. ...While this Report is presented to the Library of Congress, it situates recommendations to the Library in the broader context of the environment in which the Library does and could function. Thus, the Report discusses and makes recommendations not only to the Library, but also to other current and potential participants in this environment. The Report is also aimed at policy-makers and decision-makers who influence the scope of operation of and constraints imposed upon participating organizations. "
For more information, please see <http://www.loc.gov/bibliographic-future/news/lcwg-ontherecord-jan08-final.pdf>.
Preservation in the Age of Large-Scale Digitization: A White Paper, by Oya Y. Rieger, Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR), February, 2008. 52 pp. $20 ISBN 978-1-932326-29-1.
From the Executive Summary: "This report by Oya Y. Rieger examines large-scale digital initiatives (LSDIs) to identify issues that will influence the availability and usability, over time, of the digital books these projects create. Ms. Rieger is interim assistant university librarian for digital library and information technologies at the Cornell University Library."
For more information, please see <http://www.clir.org/pubs/abstract/pub141abst.html>.
So Where is the Black Hole in our Collective Memory?, by Ross Harvey, Charles Sturt University. A DigitalPreservationEurope (DPE) position paper, posted 18 January 2008.
"DigitalPreservationEurope is pleased to announce the release of the second in a series of thought provoking and controversial position papers on a range of issues surrounding digital preservation...Harvey's position paper asks the important question, Have the digital preservation community cried wolf too often? Are our strident, alarmist proclamations about the loss of digital materials too extreme? He argues that our inability to bring evidence to bear in support of such claims leave us exposed and easily overlooked."
For more information, please see <http://www.digitalpreservationeurope.eu/>.
A Blueprint for Big Broadband: An EDUCAUSE White Paper, by John Windhausen Jr., published by EDUAUSE, January 2008.
From a January 29, 2008 press release about the report: "EDUCAUSE, the association whose mission is to advance higher education by promoting the intelligent use of information technology,...proposed bringing the federal government, state governments, and the private sector together as part of a new approach to making high-speed Internet services available across the country. The group, whose membership includes information technology officials from more than 2,200 colleges, universities, and other educational organizations, said that a new 'universal broadb could be made widely available."
For more information, please see <http://www.educause.edu/PressReleases/1176&ID=1544>.
Institutional Repositories, Tout de Suite, Charles W. Bailey, Jr., Digital Scholarship, 2008.
From the Introduction: "Institutional Repositories, Tout de Suite is designed to give the reader a very quick introduction to key aspects of institutional repositories and to foster further exploration of this topic though liberal use of relevant references to online documents and links to pertinent websites."
For more information, please see <http://www.digital-scholarship.org/ts/irtoutsuite.pdf>.
The Horizon Report: 2008 Edition, The New Media Consortium & the Educause Learning Initiative.
From the Executive Summary to the Report: "The annual Horizon Report describes the continuing work of the New Media Consortium (NMC)'s Horizon Project, a five-year qualitative research effort that seeks to identify and describe emerging technologies likely to have a large impact on teaching, learning, or creative expression within learning-focused organizations.t"
For more information, please see <http://www.nmc.org/pdf/2008-Horizon-Report.pdf>.
Addressing the uncertain future of preserving the past. Towards a robust strategy for digital archiving and preservation, by Stijn Hoorens, Jeff Rothenberg, Constantijn van Oranje, Martijn van der Mandele, and Ruth Levitt, prepared for the Koninklijke Bibliotheek by Rand Europe, 2007.
"The Technical Report 'Addressing the uncertain future of preserving the past. Towards a robust strategy for digital archiving and preservation' was presented on 2 November 2007, during the International Conference on Digital Preservation Tools and Trends. The Koninklijke Bibliotheek has now released a Response to the recommendations of the RAND Report. The KB aspires to implement its reponsibility towards researchers, research institutions, research libraries and publishers by consolidating its position in the international vanguard of digital preservation."
For more information, please see the full report at <http://www.rand.org/pubs/technical_reports/TR510/> and the KB response at <http://www.kb.nl/hrd/dd/dd_rand/rand_report_response-en.html>.
RFID in U.S. Libraries, NISO RP-6-2008, December 2007.
As announced in a January 16 NISO press release: "The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) has issued RFID in US Libraries, containing Recommended Practices to facilitate the use of radio frequency identification (RFID) in library applications. The scope of the document is limited to item identification that is, the implementation of RFID for books and other materials and specifically excludes its use with regard to the identification of people. RFID in US Libraries, which is freely available from the NISO website was prepared by NISO's RFID Working Group, chaired by Dr. Vinod Chachra, CEO of VTLS Inc., and composed of RFID hardware manufacturers, solution providers (software and integration), library RFID users, book jobbers and processors, and related organizations."
For more information, please see <http://www.niso.org/standards/resources/RP-6-2008.pdf>.
Information behaviour of the researcher of the future, a ciber briefing paper commissioned by the British Library and Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC), January 11, 2008.
"This study was commissioned by the British Library and JISC to identify how the specialist researchers of the future, currently in their school or pre-school years, are likely to access and interact with digital resources in five to ten years' time. This is to help library and information services to anticipate and react to any new or emerging behaviours in the most effective way. In this report, we define the `Google generation' as those born after 1993 and explore the world of a cohort of young people with little or no recollection of life before the web. "
For more information, please see <http://www.jisc.ac.uk/media/documents/programmes/reppres/gg_final_keynote_11012008.pdf>.
The European Repository Landscape: Inventory study into present type and level of OAI compliant Digital Repository activities in the EU, by Maurits van der Graaf, Kwame van Eijndhoven, Amsterdam University Press.
"What is the current state of digital repositories for research output in the European Union? What should be the next steps to stimulate an infrastructure for digital repositories at a European level? To address these key questions, an inventory study into the current state of digital repositories for research output in the European Union was carried out as part of the DRIVER Project. The study produces a complete inventory of the state of digital repositories in the 27 countries of the European Union as per 2007 and provides a basis to contemplate the next steps in driving forward an interoperable infrastructure at a European level."
For more information, please see <http://dare.uva.nl/aup/nl/record/260225>. The report can be downloaded from that site.
A DRIVER's Guide to European Repositories; Five studies of important Digital Repository related issues and good practices edited by Kasja Weenink, Leo Waaijers and Karen van Godtsenhoven. Amsterdam University Press, 2007.
"This study aims to promote the creation, further development and networking of repositories. It contains comprehensive and current information on digital repository-related issues that are particularly relevant to repository managers, decision makers and funding agencies. DRIVER has identified five specific, complex and long-term issues which are essential to the establishment, development or sustainability of a digital repository:
For more information, please see <http://dare.uva.nl/aup/nl/record/260224>. The report can be downloaded from that site.
Investigative study of standards for Digital Repositories and related services, by Muriel Foulonneau and Francis André, Amsterdam University Press, 2007.
"This study is meant for institutional repository managers, service providers, repository software developers and generally, all players taking an active part in the creation of the digital repository infrastructure for e-research and e-learning. It reviews the current standards, protocols and applications in the domain of digital repositories. Special attention is being paid to the interoperability of repositories to enhance the exchange of data in repositories. It aims to stimulate discussion about these topics and supports initiatives for the integration of and, where needed, development of new standards. The authors also take a look at the nearby future: which steps have to be taken now in order to comply with future demands?"
For more information, please see <http://dare.uva.nl/aup/nl/record/260226>. The report can be downloaded from that site.
Peer review in scholarly journals: Perspective of the scholarly community - an international study, by Mark Ware & Mike Monkman, Mark Ware Consulting. This work was commissioned and funded by the Publishing Research Consortium (http://www.publishingresearch.net/) .
"This global survey reports on the attitudes and behaviour of 3040 academics in relation to peer review in journals....The survey reported here does not attempt directly to address the question of whether or not peer review works, but instead looks in detail at the experiences and perceptions of a large group of mostly senior authors, reviewers and editors (there is of course considerable overlap between these groups). Respondents were spread by region and by field of research broadly in line with the universe of authors publishing in the journals in the Thomson Scientific database, which covers the leading peer reviewed journals. The survey presents its findings in two broad areas: attitudes to peer review and current practices in peer review."
For more information, please see <http://www.publishingresearch.net/>.
First DRIVER Summit demonstrates the advancement of the European repository network and lays out further actions, by Dr. Norbert Lossau, Scientific Coordinator, on behalf of the DRIVER II Consortium.
"On 16 and 17 January 2008, DRIVER II successfully carried out its first Summit in Goettingen, Germany. Approximately 100 invited representatives from the European Community, including representatives of the European Commission, over 20 spokespersons of European repository initiatives as well as experts in different repository related fields from Europe, the U.S., Canada and South Africa came together to discuss their experiences and concrete actions with respect to the further building of cross-country repository infrastructures. This is a report of that summit."
For more information, please see <http://www.driver-support.eu/documents/DRIVER_Summit_report_Jan08.pdf>.
SERU: A Shared Electronic Resource Understanding, National Information Standards Organization (NISO), 2008.
"The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) has issued the SERU: A Shared Electronic Resource Understanding as part of its Recommended Practice series (NISO-RP-7-2008). The SERU document codifies best practices and is freely available from <http://www.niso.org/committees/seru/>. Publication follows a six-month trial use period, during which time librarians and publishers reported on their experiences using the draft document."
For more information, please see <http://www.niso.org/committees/SERU/>.
The Preservation of Digital Materials, by Priscilla Caplan, Library Technology Reports Vol. 44 Issue 2, Item Number: TS4402, $43.00. (Please note this item is not available via open access.)
"Caplan, who has been involved with digital preservation for more than ten years and has published widely on the subject, lends her expert perspective to this fascinating and extremely important area of information science..."
For more information, please see <http://www.techsource.ala.org/pr/digital-info-preserving-the-past-for-the-future.html>.
e-Journals Registry Scoping Study, Final report, JISC, January 14, 2008.
"This is a brand new report and looks at the feasibility of setting up a registry to indicate where e-journals are being archived. This work was undertaken by Rightscom Ltd. and Adrienne Muir of Loughborough University"
For more information, please see <http://www.jisc.ac.uk/media/documents/programmes/preservation/ejournalregstudy.pdf>.
The Significant Properties of Vector Images , by Mike Coyne, David Duce, Bob Hopgood, George Mallen and Mike Stapleton, JISC Digital Preservation Programme: Study, November 27, 2007.
"This is the first of four studies looking at particular types of digital objects to try and work out what their most important characteristics are in the context of their long-term preservation and future re-use. This study was undertaken by System Simulation Ltd. and Oxford Brookes University."
For more information, please see <http://www.jisc.ac.uk/media/documents/programmes/preservation/vector_images.pdf>.
JPEG 2000 - a Practical Digital Preservation Standard?, by Robert Buckley, Ph.D., Technology Watch Report 08-01, February 2008.
"This report looks in-depth at the new format and the challenges it has to cope with. JPEG 2000 is widely used to collect and distribute a variety of images from geospatial, medical imaging, digital cinema, and image repositories to networked images. Interest in JPEG 2000 is now growing in the archival and library sectors, as institutions look for more efficient formats to store the results of major digitisation programmes."
For more information, please see <http://www.dpconline.org/graphics/reports/index.html#twr0801>.
"Researchers have completed the IMLS National Study on the Use of Libraries, Museums and the Internet, a study that delves into the use of libraries, museums and the Internet. The study concludes that 'the amount of use of the Internet is positively correlated with the number of in-person visits to museums and has a positive effect on in-person visits to public libraries.'"
For more information, please see <http://interconnectionsreport.org/>.
JISC Programme Synthesis Study: Supporting Digital Preservation & Asset Management in Institutions (2004-2006), Final Report. JISC, January 2008.
"This report contains a useful summary by Maureen Pennock (UKOLN and the Digital Curation Centre) of the work done by the projects that participated in the abovementioned programme. It contains project, programme and thematic overviews and features the interview questions used in collating information for the study."
For more information, please see <http://www.jisc.ac.uk/media/documents/programmes/preservation/404publicreport_2008.pdf>.
A Portrait of Early Internet Adopters: Why People First Went Online and Why They Stayed, by Amy Tracy Wells, Research Fellow, Pew Internet & American Life Project February 6, 2008.
From the abstract to the report: "Our canvassing of longtime internet users shows that the things that first brought them online are still going strong on the internet today. Then, it was bulletin boards; now, it's social networking sites. Then, it was the adventure of exploring the new cyberworld; now, it's upgrading to broadband and wireless connections to explore even more aggressively. Yet there are changes in their activities and motives. In the early days, most internet users consumed material from websites. These days they are just as likely to produce material. One common refrain is that they think more change lies ahead and they are eager to watch and participate."
For more information, please see <http://www.pewinternet.org/PPF/r/240/report_display.asp>.
The Role of the Library in the Institutional Portal, A Report from the CREE Extension Workshop, Manchester Conference Centre, 24th May 2007, by Chris Awre and Caroline Ingram, University of Hull.
"The CREE Extension project has been funded by the JISC during 2007-8 to investigate further the specific issues of presenting library-related services within an institutional portal. The first part of this work was a workshop, where an invited audience representing different constituencies within a University with a stake in this area discussed the role of a library in general within an institutional portal. The report from this workshop and included literature review is now available alongside all previous project outputs..."
For more information, please see <http://www.hull.ac.uk/cree/workshop/>.
How To Integrate University and Funder Open Access Mandates, by Stevan Harnad. Published in American Scientist Open Access Forum. March 2, 2008.
"There is a simple way to integrate research funder OA mandates (such as NIH's) and university OA mandates (such as Harvard's) to make them synergistic. Both universities and funders should mandate the deposit of all peer-reviewed final drafts into each author's own university Institutional Repository immediately upon acceptance for publication. Access to that deposit may be set immediately as Open Access if copyright conditions allow; otherwise Closed Access, pending copyright negotiations or embargoes. As a result, (1) there will be a common deposit locus for all research output worldwide; (2) university mandates will reinforce and monitor compliance with funder mandates; (3) funder mandates will reinforce university mandates; (4) legal details concerning OA-setting will be applied independently of deposit itself, according to the conditions of each mandate; (5) opt-outs will apply only to copyright negotiations, not to deposit itself, nor its timing; and (6) central OA repositories (like PubMed Central) may harvest the postprints from the authors' IRs under the agreed conditions at the agreed time."
For more information, please see <http://openaccess.eprints.org/index.php?/archives/369-guid.html>.
Ariadne, Issue 54, January 2008.
"Ariadne is a Web magazine for information professionals in archives, libraries and museums in all sectors. Since its inception in January 1996 it has attempted to keep the busy practitioner abreast of current digital library initiatives as well as technological developments further afield"
For more information, please see <http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/>.
Journal of Electronic Publishing, Winter 2008, Volume 11, Issue 1. Guest editor: Amy Friedlander.
"The Journal of Electronic Publishing (JEP) is a forum for research and discussion about contemporary publishing practices, and the impact of those practices upon users. Our contributors and readers are publishers, scholars, librarians, journalists,students, technologists, attorneys, retailers, and others with an interest in the methods and means of contemporary publishing."
For more information, please see <http://journalofelectronicpublishing.org/>.
ERCIM News, Issue 72, Special Theme: The Future of Things.
"ERCIM News is the magazine of ERCIM. It reports on joint actions of the ERCIM partners, and aims to reflect the contribution made by ERCIM to the European Community in Information Technology. Through short articles and news items, it provides a forum for the exchange of information between the institutes and also with the wider scientific community. ERCIM News is published quarterly."
For more information, please see <http://ercim-news.ercim.org/>.
Point to Point
Neil Beagrie's Blog, Beagrie.com.
"The subject matter [of this blog] ranges over issues such as scientific research data, management and access for digital content, and digital preservation and curation."
For more information, please see <http://blog.beagrie.com/>.
Materials from the 3 Day UCLA Extension Course: Document Imaging and Document Management: Spring 2008, Steve Gilheany, Archive Builders.
"This course is for managers who have been assigned to manage a document imaging system, and must start immediately, but can spend three days to study the subject and its background. This course is designed to assist managers to be more effective in bringing the immediate and long term benefits of document imaging and document management to their organizations and to their organizations' clients, customers, and constituents....All of the printed class materials are available free on the Internet for those who cannot attend the class: [http://www.archivebuilders.com/whitepapers/index.html]. All of the materials can be downloaded with a single click and then printed with a single click. The materials are in a full text searchable PDF file. All acronyms are spelled out. You can also download the materials as native Microsoft Office files so that you can incorporate these materials in your presentations, publications, or papers. The course is generally offered twice a year. "
For more information, please see <http://www.archivebuilders.com/whitepapers/index.html>.
Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography, Charles W. Bailey, Jr. Version 71 , March 3, 2008.
"The Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography (SEPB) presents selected English-language articles, books, and other printed and electronic sources that are useful in understanding scholarly electronic publishing efforts on the Internet. Most sources have been published between 1990 and the present; however, a limited number of key sources published prior to 1990 are also included. Where possible, links are provided to sources that are freely available on the Internet."
For more information, please see <http://www.digital-scholarship.org/sepb/sepb.html>.
Calls for Participation
Digital Resources for the Humanities and Arts 2008, 14 - 17 September 2008, Cambridge, United Kingdom. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 30 April 2008.
"This year's conference theme will promote discussion around new collaborative environments, collective knowledge and redefining disciplinary boundaries.
For more information, please see <http://www.rsd.cam.ac.uk/drha08/default.aspx>.
International Conference on Soft Computing as Transdisciplinary Science and Technology (CSTST'08), 26 - 30 October 2008, Paris, France. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 15 June 2008 (for tutorials and workshops: 30 April 2008).
"[This conference] brings together international soft computational intelligence researchers, developers, practitioners, and users. The aim of CSTST (previously called WSTST) is to serve as a forum to present current and future work as well as to exchange research ideas in this field. CSTST'08 invites authors to submit their original and unpublished work that demonstrates current research in all areas of soft computing, as well as proposals for workshops, industrial presentations, demonstrations, and tutorials."
For more information, please see <http://sigappfr.acm.org/cstst08/>.
Tenth International Conference on Grey Literature, 8 - 9 December 2008, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Call for papers. The submission deadline for abstracts is 1 May 2008.
"The needs and demands of Information Society are in constant state of change and flux. Information overload, information loss, information-on-demand are among just a few of the many factors confronting information professionals, practitioners, and net-users on a daily basis. To a great extent, grey literature is the cause of all this. For the past two decades grey literature has grown exponentially in relation to commercially published literature. The grey literature community realizes that while the challenges faced at the First International Conference on Grey Literature in 1993 may not have all been resolved, solutions today lay in a whole new order, on yet another scale and magnitude than ever before. GL10 seeks to address the challenges to grey literature that still remain, while dealing with even newer challenges and an infrastructure that can effectively integrate all."
For more information, please see <http://www.textrelease.com/gl10conference.html>.
The Cross-Language Evaluation Forum (CLEF 2008), Details. Call for participation. The registration form must be completed and returned no later than 1 May 2008.
"The Cross-Language Evaluation Forum announces a new task in CLEF 2008 of particular interest to the Digital Library community: TEL@CLEF This activity is organised in collaboration with The European Library. The task is to search and retrieve relevant items from collections of library catalog cards. Our aim is to identify the most effective retrieval technologies for searching this type of data. 2 main retrieval tasks are offered: monolingual and bilingual. The results of the participating systems will be judged on the basis of precision and recall."
For more information on the task and how to participate, see <http://clef.isti.cnr.it/2008/2008_agenda.html>.
Second International Symposium on Information Interaction in Context (IIiX), 14 - 17 October 2008, London, United Kingdom. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 1 May 2008.
"The availability of information across media and genres, across languages, and across modalities constantly increases. How people access this information is highly dependent on the context of their interaction and this context is influenced by a range of factors such as the time, place, and history of interaction, the tasks motivating the interaction and the technical possibilities of the information systems. Although the use of information systems is heavily affected by contextual factors, Information Retrieval and Seeking research is largely conducted out of context. IIiX will explore the relationships between the contexts that affect Information Retrieval and Seeking, how these contexts impact on information behaviour, and how knowledge of information contexts can help design truly interactive information systems."
For more information, please see <http://irsg.bcs.org/iiix2008/>.
CaSTA 2008 New Directions in Text Analysis, 16 - 18 October 2008, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. Call for submissions for 'Digitizing Early Material Culture: from Antiquity to Modernity'. The deadline for proposal submissions is 15 May 2008.
"The CaSTA organizing committee invites proposals (approx. 500-700 words) from Canadian and international scholars and practitioners working on the application of digital technology to the study of material culture up to c.1700 (computer science, archaeology, anthropology, geography, history, literature, etc.) for a pre-conference seminar on 'Digitizing Early Material Culture: from Antiquity to Modernity.' Final submissions should aim to be 2,500-5,000 words in length and may address digital projects, programs of research, digital tools and practices, or theory related to the digitization of material culture to the end of the seventeenth century."
For more information, please see <https://ocs.usask.ca/ocs/index.php/casta/casta08/index/>.
CIKM 2008 - ACM 17th Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, 26 - 30 October 2008, Napa, California, USA. Call for papers. The submission deadline for abstracts is 27 May 2008.
"Since 1992, the ACM Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM) has successfully brought together leading researchers and developers from the database, information retrieval, and knowledge management communities. The purpose of the conference is to identify challenging problems facing the development of future knowledge and information systems, and to shape future research directions through the publication of high quality, applied and theoretical research findings. In CIKM 2008, we will continue the tradition of promoting collaboration among multiple areas. We encourage submissions of high quality papers on all topics in the general areas of databases, information retrieval, and knowledge management."
For more information, please see <http://www.cikm2008.org/>.
The Second Digital Preservation Challenge, DigitalPreservationEurope (DPE). Sponsored in part by XEROX. The submission deadline is 30 May 2008.
"DigitalPreservationEurope (DPE) raises awareness and improves practice in the management, longevity, and reuse of digital assets. To this end, DPE is delighted to announce the second international Digital Preservation Challenge. The Digital Preservation Challenge aims to promote innovation at all levels and will provide an insight into the range of digital preservation risks currently being faced by international research and practitioner communities. The challenge invites participants to overcome the barriers hindering access to five digital objects. Each set of objects is accompanied by a highly abstracted scenario based on real-life situations. These scenarios are intended to make the challenge more accessible to participants from all backgrounds while not trivialising the serious nature of the digital preservation challenges facing society."
For more information, please see <http://www.digitalpreservationeurope.eu/challenge/>.
5th International Conference on Knowledge Management (ICKM2008), 23 - 24 October 2008, Columbus, Ohio, USA. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 30 May 2008.
"The conference will bring together academics, researchers, developers, practitioners, and users in the areas of knowledge management and information processing. It will serve as a platform for networking, exchange of research ideas, practical applications and best practices."
For more information, please see <http://www.ickm2008.org/>.
ECDL Doctoral Consortium, (held in conjunction with the European Conference on Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries (ECDL)), 14 September 2008, Aarhus, Denmark. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 1 June 2008.
"ECDL has become the major European conference on digital libraries and associated technical, practical, and social issues, bringing together researchers, developers, content providers, and users in the field....The ECDL Doctoral Consortium aims to bring together PhD students working on the topics related to ECDL2008 conference. The workshop will offer PhD students the opportunity to present, discuss, and receive feedback on their research in a constructive and collegial atmosphere. The consortium will be led by research experts in the field of Digital Libraries."
For more information, please see <http://www.ecdl2008.org/doctoral-consortium/>.
VSMM 2008: Digital Heritage: Our Hi-tech-story for the Future, 20 - 26 October 2008, Limassol, Cyprus. Call for papers. The submission deadline for abstracts is 2 June 2008.
"The VSMM 2008...will focus on interdisciplinary and multi- disciplinary research concerning both cutting edge Cultural Heritage (CH) Informatics and use of technology for the representation, documentation, preservation, archiving and communication of CH knowledge. The scope includes every phase of CH information technology: initial data capture/digitization, information/data processing, reconstruction, visualization and documentation as well as dissemination of results to the scientific and cultural heritage communities and to the general public (Multilingua, Multimedia Digital Library)."
For more information, please see <http://www.vsmm2008.org/>.
The 1st ISPIM Symposium - Managing Innovation in a Connected World, 15 - 17 December 2008, Singapore. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 30 June 2008.
"Globalisation of technology and the strong interconnectivity of the different nations through reliable telecommunications has given rise to a significant movement towards outsourcing and off-shoring. Further, the escalation of the cost of carrying out all R&D and innovation in-house and the availability of intellectual capital with access to global networks have encouraged firms to embrace open innovation principles even if, in some cases, somewhat reluctantly. Open innovation can be interpreted at several levels including, across people, across divisions of a company located in different places, across different organisations and across countries. Managing innovation in such a connected world is something new to several organisations. It is therefore important for academics, businesses and consulting firms to understand the challenges faced in managing innovations in such a connected world and to be able to find the solutions to harness the value that can be generated by the intellectual capital available in the far corners of our globe. ISPIM has always focused on themes that address cutting edge issues and managing innovations in a connected world is a pressing theme."
For more information, please see <http://www.ispim.org/symposium/>.
International Cross-Disciplinary Conference on Web Accessibility, 21 - 22 April 2008, Beijing, China.
"This conference is co-located with the Seventeenth International World Wide Web Conference. The conference is decidedly cross-disciplinary but focused on Scientific Enquiry, Research, Development, and Engineering, and brings together computer scientists, psychologists, accessibility expert and technologists from academia and industry to discuss."
For more information, please see <http://www.w4a.info/>.
Fourth Nordic Conference on Scholarly Communication NCSC 2008, 21 - 23 April 2008, Lund, Sweden.
"In order to discuss, present and analyse the problems and challenges that arise within scholarly communication Lund University Libraries invite scholars, publishers, vendors, editors, librarians and other interested parties to the Fourth Nordic Conference on Scholarly Communication...The conference takes place every second year and aims to be an important contribution to the discussion and to the development within the Nordic countries."
For more information, please see <http://www.lub.lu.se/en/ncsc.html>.
29th annual IATUL Conference (digital discovery: strategies & solutions), 21 - 24 April 2008, Auckland, New Zealand.
"Many countries have developed digital strategies. For example the New Zealand Digital Strategy is about creating 'a digital future for all New Zealanders, using the power of information and communications technology'. IATUL libraries play a vital part in the success of national strategies by contributing to digital discovery in their own institutions, through developing e-infrastructure for research discovery and using Web 2.0 for learning discovery."
For more information, please see <http://www.aut.ac.nz/iatul2008/>.
17th International World Wide Web Conference, 21 - 25 April 2008, St Paul, Minnesota, USA.
"The World Wide Web Conference is a global event bringing together key researchers, innovators, decision-makers, technologists, businesses, and standards bodies working to shape the Web. Since its inception in 1994, the WWW conference has become the annual venue for international discussions and debate on the future evolution of the Web."
For more information, please see <http://www2008.org/>.
Understanding Web Evolution: A Prerequisite for Web Science, (Web Science Workshop held in conjunction with WWW2008), 22 April 2008, Beijing, China.
"Why is the Web the way it is? How will it evolve? What will it be like in 5 years time or 20, or 100? This workshop invites you to present and explain your prediction of the future of the Web, discuss how this evolution can be observed and influenced, and to reflect on why the Web has evolved to its current state."
For more information, please see <http://webscience.org/events/www2008-ws.html>.
The 9th Annual Knowledge Management Conference & Exhibition, 28 - 29 April 2008, Washington, DC, USA.
"The 2008 Knowledge Management Conference program will provide government professionals with an interactive, educational experience, coupled with what one 2007 conference attendee characterized as 'unrivalled networking opportunities.' Conference sessions will highlight ongoing government programs that are employing knowledge management best practices, strategies and tools."
For more information, please see <http://www.1105newsletters.com/t.do?id=844558:412938>.
The JA-SIG Spring Conference: Higher Education Solutions: The Community Source Way, 28 - 30 April 2008, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA.
"The program has four tracks:
For more information, please see <http://www.ja-sig.org/conferences/08spring/index.html>.
Fundraising, a KDCS training course, 29 April 2008, London, United Kingdom.
"Heritage and memory organizations are increasingly engaging in many different kinds of digital projects large and small. These projects often need to be funded from outside sources, at least in the early stages, as it is difficult to create new funding streams for new initiatives. This workshop will address some of the key issues in planning and costing digital projects, identifying funders, writing grant proposals, and will discuss some of the major sources of funding available to not-for-profit organisations."
For more information, please see <http://www.digitalconsultancy.net/content/training.htm>.
Sustaining digital projects: Funding the future, a KDCS training course, 30 April 2008, London, United Kingdom.
"The long-term sustainability of digital resources is a problem in a world where projects are conceived of as short-term activities and where funders have limited resources to commit beyond initial development phases. Regular updating and upgrading is inevitable, and hardware and software must be replaced regularly if a resource is to grow and thrive. This course will identify the key issues in developing a sustainability plan including what to sustain (resource, people and/or activity), various revenue models and finding your market niche for future funding."
For more information, please see <http://www.digitalconsultancy.net/content/training.htm>.
Security Professionals Conference Annual Meeting 2008, 4 - 6 May 2008, Arlington, Virginia, USA.
"Sponsored by the EDUCAUSE & Internet2 Computer and Network Security Task Force, the 2008 Security Professionals Conference annual meeting brings together information security professionals, IT staff, and others from across the higher education community. The Security 2008 conference will include keynote speakers, pre and postconference seminars, corporate displays, and sessions that address technical solutions, security policies and procedures, and management issues, including security training and awareness."
For more information, please see <http://www.educause.edu/sec08>.
4th International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies (WEBIST), 4 - 7 May, 2008, Funchal, Madeira, Portugal.
"The purpose of the 4th International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies (WEBIST) is to bring together researchers, engineers and practitioners interested in the technological advances and business applications of web-based information systems. The conference has four main track, covering different aspects of Web Information Systems, including Internet Technology, Web Interfaces and Applications, Society, e-Communities, e-Business and, last but not least, e-Learning."
For more information, please see <http://www.webist.org/>.
Policy 2008: the EDUCAUSE Policy Conference, 7 - 8 May 2008, Arlington, Virginia, USA.
"Privacy. Cybersecurity. Telecommunications Reform. These and other national policy issues that have an impact on higher education will be the focus of the EDUCAUSE Policy Conference, an event that brings together CIOs, IT directors, legal counsel, librarians, federal relations officers, and other college and university leaders for discussion of important new federal laws, legislative and regulatory developments, and emerging trends."
For more information, please see <http://www.educause.edu/pol08>.
Libraries and Librarianship: Past, Present and Future, 11 - 24 May 2008, Oxford, United Kingdom.
"Co-sponsored by The University of Oxford and The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's School of Information and Library Science, this two-week, residential summer program allows library professionals and graduate students to explore the past, present, and future of libraries and librarianship at one of the world's premier educational institutions. This... seminar offers an opportunity to study the history of librarianship at England's world-renowned Bodleian Library, one of the greatest research centers in the world. Offered annually since 1992, this seminar examines libraries and librarianship in Great Britain. Participants may earn three hours of graduate credit for attending."
For more information, please see <http://sils.unc.edu/programs/international/oxford.html>.
European Web Archive Web Archiving Training Session, 12 - 13 May 2007, Paris, France.
"The European Web Archive is organizing two-days training sessions on Web Archiving in Paris (see dates below). The training will cover all aspects of Web Archiving for librarians, archivists as well as technicians in charge of web archiving. Special attention will be given to providing the necessary background on Internet technologies in general and Web publishing in particular to understand the media and requirements for its preservation."
For more information, please see <http://service.europarchive.org/confluence/display/PU/Web+Archiving+Training+Session>.
TAPE workshop on the curation and preservation of audiovisual collections, 12 - 16 May 2008, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom.
"This five-day workshop will provide an intensive grounding in the theory and practice of audiovisual archiving, enabling curators to develop strategies to safeguard their collections. The training will be led by a range of expert film, video and audio curators from across Europe. They will address issues such as the handling and storage of analogue originals, digitisation and restoration, managing digital assets and enabling access and reuse."
For more information, please see <http://www.hatii.arts.gla.ac.uk/news/tape.html>.
9th International Digital Government Research Conference (dg.o 2008), 18 - 21 May 2008, Montréal, Canada.
"This conference is hosted by the Digital Government Society of North America (DGSNA) and CEFRIO. DGSNA an organization of professionals and scholars who share an interest in furthering the development of democratic digital government."
For more information, please see <http://www.dgo2008.org/>.
Hypertext 2008, 19 - 21 June 2008, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
"The 19th International ACM Conference on Hypertext and Hypermedia will invite professionals from academia, industry and the media to examine the incredibly diverse range of research areas linking people, places, and information. These research areas will be highlighted through a series of tracks, each focused on leading edge topics and featuring practitioners who are eager to share their knowledge."
For more information, please see <http://www.sigweb.org/ht08/>.
CMMR 2008 - Genesis of Meaning in Sound and Music, 19 - 23 May 2008, Copenhagen, Denmark.
"The CMMR 2008 is a joint initiative between the CNRS-LMA in Marseille and Aalborg University Esbjerg. It is jointly organised with the festival Re:New and the NTSMB 2008. The purpose [of the conference] is to establish research alliances between computer and engineering sciences (information retrieval, programming, acoustics, signal processing) and areas within the humanities (perception, cognition, musicology, philosophy) in order to globally address the notion of sound meaning and its implications in music, modelling and retrieval."
For more information, please see <http://www.re-new.dk/index.php?pid=6>.
Digital preservation, a KDCS training course, 20 May 2008, London, United Kingdom.
"The Digital Preservation training day will address the key management issues relating to the effective utilization of resources to achieve a sustainable digital preservation strategy."
For more information, please see <http://www.digitalconsultancy.net/content/training.htm>.
Canadian Library Association Annual Conference and Trade Show: Libraries & Publishing 3.0: connecting authors to readers in the digital age, 21 - 24 May 2008, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
"[This is] a conference to explore almost everything you want to know about publishing and libraries in today's world of changing cultures, technologies, economics, and literacies."
For more information, please see <http://www.cla.ca/conference/2008/index.htm>.
Digital Humanities Summer Institute, 26 - 30 May 2008, Victoria, British Columbia, Cananda.
"The Digital Humanities Summer Institute provides an environment ideal to discuss, to learn about, and to advance skills in new computing technologies influencing the work of those in the Arts, Humanities and Library communities. he institute takes place across a week of intensive coursework, seminar participation, and lectures. It brings together faculty, staff, and graduate student theorists, experimentalists, technologists, and administrators from different areas of the Arts, Humanities, Library and Archives communities and beyond to share ideas and methods, and to develop expertise in applying advanced technologies to activities that impact teaching, research, dissemination and preservation."
For more information, please see <http://www.dhsi.org/>.
8th Annual Intellectual Property Symposium, 28 - 30 May 2008, Adelphi, Maryland, USA.
"Join the Center for Intellectual Property for its annual symposium exploring the relationship between the U.S. copyright monopoly, technological innovation and higher education institutions."
For more information, please see <http://www.umuc.edu/CIP2008/>.
INFORUM 2008: 14th Conference on Professional Information Resources, 28 - 30 May 2008, Prague, Czech Republic.
"[This conference] deals with professional electronic information resources for research, development, education and business purposes.... The conference is internationally attended 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 especially 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/>.
Semantic Search 2008 Workshop, (Held in conjunction with the 5th European Semantic Web Conference ESWC2008), 1 June 2008, Tenerife, Spain.
The objectives of this workshop are to address the following: "In recent years we have witnessed tremendous interest and substantial economic exploitation of search technologies. However, the representation of user queries and resource content in existing search appliances is still almost exclusively achieved by simple syntax-based descriptions of the resource content and the information need such as in the predominant keyword-centric paradigm. On the other hand, recent advances in the field of semantic technologies have resulted in tools and standards that allow for the articulation of domain knowledge in a formal manner at a high level of expressiveness. At the same time, semantic repositories and reasoning engines have advanced to a state where querying and processing of this knowledge can scale to realistic IR scenarios. As such, semantic technologies are now in a state to provide significant contributions to IR problems."
For more information, please see <http://km.aifb.uni-karlsruhe.de/ws/semsearch08>.
5th European Semantic Web Conference, 1 - 5 June 2008, Tenerife, Spain.
"The 5th Annual European Semantic Web Conference (ESWC 2008) will present the latest results in research and applications of Semantic Web technologies. ESWC 2008 will also feature a tutorial program, system descriptions and demos, a posters track, a Ph.D. symposium and a number of collocated workshops."
For more information, please see <http://www.eswc2008.org/>.
Libraries in the Digital Age (LIDA) 2 - 7 June 2008, Dubrovnik and Mljet, Croatia.
"The annual international conference and course Libraries in the Digital Age (LIDA) addresses the changing and challenging environment for libraries and information systems and services in the digital world. Since its inception in 2000, LIDA has emphasized the examination of contemporary problems, intriguing advances, innovative approaches and solutions."
For more information, please see <http://www.ffos.hr/lida/>.
International Symposium on Electronic Theses and Dissertations, ETD 2008, 4 - 7 June 2008, Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom.
"The purpose of 'ETD 2008: Spreading the Light' will not only be to present research outcomes and demonstrate new developments and initiatives in the field of electronic theses and dissertations, but also to encourage even more universities around the world to become a part of the NDLTD and to promote free, open and long-term access to online scholarship."
For more information, please see <http://www2.rgu.ac.uk/library_edocs/etd08/home.htm>.
Twenty-Third Annual NASIG Conference, 5 - 8 June 2008, Phoenix, Arizona, 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/conference/2008/>.
Digitising and delivering textual resources, a KDCS training course, 12 June 2008, London, United Kingdom.
"This course will focus upon introducing methods and means of digitising textual resources and then how they may be delivered online."
For more information, please see <http://www.digitalconsultancy.net/content/training.htm>.
ICEIS 2008 - 10th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems, 12 - 16 June 2008, Barcelona, Spain.
"The purpose of the 10th 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/>.
Special Libraries Association (SLA) 2008, 15 - 18 June 2008, Seattle, Washington, USA.
"SLA will hold its Annual Conference in Seattle, WA, USA at the Washington State Convention Center...The conference will create an environment for networking, communication, learning and other developmental opportunities for information professionals."
For more information, please see <http://www.sla.org/content/Events/conference/ac2008/index.cfm>.
2008 ISPIM Conference - Open Innovation: Creating Products and Services through Collaboration, 15 - 18 June 2008, Tours, France.
"Organised by ISPIM and supported by ESCEM School of Business and Management, this conference will bring together academics, business leaders, consultants and other professionals involved in innovation management. The conference format includes plenary and parallel sessions with both academic and practitioner presentations and workshops. Additionally, the conference will provide excellent networking opportunities together with a taste of local culture."
For more information, please see <http://www.ispim.org/conference/>.
Joint Conference on Digital Libraries 2008 (JCDL 2008), 15 - 20 June 2008, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
"Since 2001, the Joint Conference on Digital Libraries has served as the major international forum focused 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 manner of digital content; new means of selecting, collecting, organizing, and distributing digital content; and theoretical models of information media, including document genres and electronic publishing. Digital libraries are distinguished from information retrieval systems because they include more types of media, provide additional functionality and services, and include other stages of the information life cycle, from creation through use. Digital libraries also can be viewed as a new form of information institution or as an extension of the services libraries currently provide."
For more information, please see <http://www.jcdl2008.org/>.
IDF Open Meeting: Resource Access for a Digital World and Handle System Workshop, 17 June 2008, Brussels, Belgium
"Each summer the International DOI Foundation holds a meeting for its member organisations and external participants; in recent years these have developed into thematic meetings. This year's main theme will be resource access for the digital world: the use of identifier systems, especially the DOI® System and Handle System®, in libraries and related areas, to provide persistence, support description and social infrastructure through management across open networks. The meeting is open to all interested parties; there is no cost to attend, but pre-registration is required."
"During the afternoon, CNRI will sponsor a Handle System Workshop at the same location. This is a follow-on to the successful workshop held at AAAS in Washington, DC last year, which was also co-located with the annual IDF meeting. The workshop, open to the public, will address changes in the Handle System over the last year and will highlight new projects and innovative uses of the technology. There is no cost to attend, but pre-registration is required."
For more information, please see <http://www.doi.org/doi_presentations/members_meeting_2008/index.html>.
First International Workshop on Social Computing (SOCO 2008), 17 June 2008, Taipei, Taiwan.
"The First International Workshop on Social Computing (SOCO 2008) intends to bring together social computing researchers from a wide spectrum of academic disciplines to (a) report and review the current state of the art of social computing research and its applications, (b) identify key technical challenges facing social computing studies; and (c) provide a forum to bring together researchers and practitioners to identify future research opportunities. Below are some sample research topics."
For more information, please see <http://www.socomputing.org/>.
Sixth International Conference on Content-Based Multimedia Indexing (CBMI'08), 18 - 20 June 2008, London, United Kingdom.
"CBMI'08 aims at bringing together the various communities involved in the different aspects of Content-Based Multimedia Indexing. The scientific program of CBMI'08 will include the presentation of invited plenary talks, special sessions as well as regular sessions with contributed research papers."
For more information, please see <http://cbmi08.qmul.net/index.php>.
HT '08 : 19th ACM Conference on Hypertext and Hypermedia, 19 - 21 June 2008, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
"In 2007, we celebrated the 20th anniversary of the ACM Conference on Hypertext and Hypermedia series which is the acknowledged venue for high quality peer-reviewed research on linking. The web, the semantic web and Web 2.0 are all manifestations of the success of the link. The Hypertext Conference provides the forum for research that considers links, their semantics, their presentation, the applications they have been put to, the knowledge that can be derived from their analysis and their effect on society. If information is connected, then the connection is called a link: the Hypertext Conference is concerned with all research concerning links."
For more information, please see <http://www.ht2008.org/>.
Elpub 2008 - Open Scholarship: Authority, Community and Sustainability in the Age of Web 2.0, 25 - 27 June 2008, Toronto, Canada.
"The International Conference on Electronic Publishing is entering its twelfth year and ELPUB2008 marks the first time the conference will be held in North America. The Knowledge Media Design Institute at the University of Toronto is pleased to serve as the host for this important event. We look forward to welcoming you to the cosmopolitan city of Toronto and to your participation in a lively debate about the future of scholarly communication in the ever-changing world of networking technologies."
For more information, please see <http://www.elpub.net/>.
6th International Workshop on Adaptive Multimedia Retrieval, 26 - 27 June 2008, Berlin, Germany.
"Main Topics for this conference are:
For more information, please see <http://amr2008.dke-research.de/>.
2008 American Library Association Annual Conference, 26 June - 2 July 2008, Anaheim, California, USA.
This is the annual conference of the American Libary Association. "The American Library Association is the oldest and largest library association in the world, with more than 65,000 members. Its mission is to promote the highest quality library and information services and public access to information."
For more information, please see <http://www.ala.org/ala/eventsandconferencesb/annual/2008a/home.htm>.
2nd International Conference on Knowledge Generation, Communication and Management: KGCM 2008, 29 June - 2 July 2008,Orlando, Florida, USA.
"Information and communications Technologies are increasingly supporting the effectiveness and the efficiency on Knowledge generations, communication and management, as well as the relationships among them. Consequently, a main purpose of KGCM 2008 is to bring together researchers, professionals, academics, consultants and practitioners related to any of these three areas, to relationships among them as well as those who are related to the conception, design or implementations of systems, tools and technologies oriented to support knowledge generation, communications and/or management."
For more information, please see <http://www.sciiis.org/KGCM2008>.
(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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