Journal of Digital Information, Special issue on Networked Knowledge Organization Systems, Volume 1, Issue 8, April 2001, guest editor: Traugott Koch.
From the special issue editorial:
"Knowledge Organization Systems can comprise thesauri and other controlled lists of keywords, ontologies, classification systems, clustering approaches, taxonomies, gazetteers, dictionaries, lexical databases, concept maps/spaces, semantic road maps, etc. These schemas enable knowledge structuring and management, knowledge-based data processing and systematic access to knowledge structures in individual collections and digital libraries. Used as interactive information services on the Internet they have an increased potential to support the description, discovery and retrieval of heterogeneous information resources and to contribute to an overall resource discovery infrastructure."
The Journal of Digital Information no longer requires readers to log in to view papers. The special issue on Networked Knowledge Organization Systems (NKOS) is online at <http://jodi.ecs.soton.ac.uk/>.
Report on the Electronic Book 2000 Conference, 25 - 27 September 2000, by Basil Dewhurst, Australian Museums OnLine, published by CIMI (a consortium of cultural heritage institutions and organizations), November 31, 2000.
This report covers the Electronic Book 2000 conference, organized by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the National Information Standards Organization (NISO), that was held in Washington DC. The report outlines the current applications and issues surrounding eBooks and covers areas such as eBook applications, Digital Rights Management, and standards and interoperability. The report includes three recommendations for future actions by CIMI.
The report is online at <http://www.cimi.org/public_docs/ebook2000.html>.
E-Books 2001, Presentations from a Conference Held March 2001 in London, England.
E-Books 2001 was sponsored by the LITC (a division of Learning and Information Services at South Bank University), the Joint Information Systems Committee, (JISC)/ DNER, and Dawson Books. The conference drew over 250 delegates from the UK and abroad, from university and research libraries and scholarly and commercial publishing. Most of the conference presentations are online now at the LITC web site.
For more information, please see <http://litc.sbu.ac.uk/ebooks2001/>.
Licensing Principles, IFLA Committee on Copyright and other Legal Matters (CLM).
Approved by the IFLA Executive Board, March 2001, these principles "should prevail in the contractual relationship and written contracts between libraries and information providers. Aspects that have been touched upon by these principles include: the law, access, usage and users, and pricing." In an IFLA press release dated 2 May 2001, Marianne Scott, Chair of the IFLA Committee on Copyright and other Legal Matters (CLM) which prepared the text of the Principles, commented: "Licensing is increasing in importance as a means of gaining access to commercially available digital information. I am pleased that the library community world wide now has a set of principles to provide support and guidance in negotiating these licenses".
The IFLA licensing principles are located at <http://ifla.inist.fr/V/ebpb/copy.htm>.
ADS Online, Issue 9 (Spring 2001) edited by William Kilbride, Archaeology Data Service.
Editor William Kilbride's description of this issue of ADS Online follows:
"This issue focusses on the changing nature of publication, brought about in part by digital technologies. Publication has always been a thorny issue in archaeology, where the size of data sets is in obvious conflict with the costs of conventional publishing. It has been argued for some time that the internet may resolve these problems, though exemplars have been few and far between."
The newsletter is at <http://ads.ahds.ac.uk/newsletter/issue9.html>.
META e-news , Issue 2, April 2001, Newsletter of the Metadata Engine Project.
Senior Digitisation Consultant (HEDS)
Higher Education Digitisation Service
In the News and Progress focus there is a detailed look at the progress to date and the technical developments achieved. There have been many significant results from this phase, which are described in this report. From a technical point of view, however, the main output of the first phase has been the drafting of the requirement and specification papers.
Günter Mühlberger, from the Project Co-ordination team at University of Innsbruck completes his explanation of the genesis of the idea that led to the Metadata Engine Project. We also present a short piece on the second project meeting at the University of Alicante, Spain.
This issue of METAe showcases the expertise and involvement in METAe of two project partners. CCS Compact Computer Systems is featured first with the involving history of the development of its technical expertise and products. The Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation is also featured in this issue with a wonderful profile of their organisation, the library and archive. They also give details about their digitisation programme, even including information on the workflow and specifications.
The newsletter also includes reports on meetings attended by METAe partners, with an article by Alexander Eggar reporting the MOA2 DTD workshop in New York, USA.
Issue 2 of META e-news is at <http://heds.herts.ac.uk/METAe/issue02.htm>.
HEP Libraries Webzine, Issue 3, March 2001, ISSN 1424-2729, CERN: Geneva Switzerland.
Published twice a year, HEP Libraries Webzine discusses issues relevant to scientific libraries and librarians, and presents some of the latest developments in the field of electronic publishing, electronic document management, digital and hybrid libraries. Issue 3 presents:
Issue 3 of HEP Libraries Webzine is at <http://library.cern.ch/HEPLW/3/index.html>.
Web-Wise: The Second Annual Conference on Libraries and Museums in the Digital World. Proceedings of the conference sponsored by the U.S. Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and the University of Missouri-Columbia, 12 - 14 February 2001, Washington, D.C., and published in First Monday, Volume 6, Number 4, April 2, 2001.
Papers from the Web-Wise conference focused on the rich digital resources that museums and libraries provide to the public, especially to those Americans who do not have computers at home. The conference explored "the four essential tools required to provide digital opportunities to all Americans: Literacy, Access, Training and Content.
The issue of First Monday in which the Web-Wise conference papers were published is at <http://www.firstmonday.org/issues/issue6_4/>.
Folk Heritage Collections in Crisis, published by the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR), May 2001.
The following description of the CLIR report is from a May 3, 2001, press release:
"Large portions of unpublished sound recordings from the twentieth century may be lost to future use if immediate steps are not taken to save them. The problem is not simply one of preservation -- although magnetic tape, where the bulk of unpublished sound collections are stored, is notoriously unstable. Many collections lack adequate documentation, making it difficult for researchers to know what is available. Moreover, when documentation is available, it often lacks information about usage rights."
"In December 2000, a group of folklorists, sound engineers, preservation experts, lawyers, librarians, and archivists met to discuss what would be needed to ensure the long-term accessibility of folk heritage collections...A list of 27 recommendations for access, preservation, and rights management is presented in a newly published report from CLIR, entitled Folk Heritage Collections in Crisis. The report also includes the text of the three keynote presentations...as well as formal responses to the presentations and summaries of the discussions."
The report is available in HTML format at <http://www.clir.org/pubs/reports/pub96/contents.html>. It is also available in PDF format, and print copies will be available for purchase soon.
Issues for Science and Engineering Researchers in the Digital Age, Office of Special Projects Policy and Global Affairs, National Research Council, National Academy Press, 2001, ISBN 0-309-07417-7.
This report addresses the challenges and opportunities for researchers in science and engineering brought about by the advance of information technology. The report is available in full text online and may be ordered in print format for $18.00. It is organized in four chapters:
The online version is at <http://www.nap.edu/html/issues_digital/notice.html>.
Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology (JASIST), Volume 52, Number 8.
To see the Table of Contents, please click here.
The JASIST home page <http://www.asis.org/Publications/JASIS/tocs.html> contains the Table of Contents and brief abstracts from January 1993 (Volume 44) to date.
The John Wiley Interscience site http://www.interscience.wiley.com includes issues from 1986 (Volume 37) to date. Guests have access only to tables of contents and abstracts. Registered users of the Interscience site and ASIST members who have selected the electronic version of JASIST have access to the full text of these issues and to preprints.
American Society for Information Science and Technology
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Point to Point
The British Columbia Digital Library, David Mattison, sponsored and hosted by the British Columbia Community Networks Association.
This special library was developed as a personal project to:
David Mattison describes the effort as follows: "My initial focus is on links to collections of publicly accessible electronic texts in various electronic formats (image scans/facsimiles, SGML/HTML markup, Adobe PDF, and eBooks). Including the District of Columbia, I have 26 of the United States represented by academic, consortia, government and private digital or virtual libraries, as well as digital content production centres."
The British Columbia Digital Library web site is at <http://bcdlib.tc.ca/>.
Collection Management and Scholarly Electronic Publishing Resource, C.J. Armstrong, Copyright © Information Automation Limited, latest update: 2 May 2001.
The home page of this bibliography describes the resource as follows: "While remaining both selective and primarily in the area of scholarly monograph publishing (as opposed to scholarly journals), this resource contains more material than the original bibliography and has been divided into two complementary areas: Collection Management and Scholarly Electronic Publishing. Scholarly Electronic Publishing contains general references as well as sub-sections on Authority and Digital Signatures; Charging, Licences and Copyright; and Preservation and Legal Deposit and Practical Aspects of Electronic Publishing. New additions for each calendar month are highlighted until superseded by those of the following month. Citations are added regularly during the month."
The Collection Management and Scholarly Electronic Publishing Resource web site is at <http://www.i-a-l.co.uk/CM_Bibl.htm>.
Version 36, Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography, by Charles W. Bailey, Jr., April 20, 2001.
Charles W. Bailey, Jr., Assistant Dean for Systems, University Libraries, University of Houston, has announced the availability of Version 36 of his periodical bibliography. The selective bibliography presents over 1,320 articles, books, electronic documents, and other sources and is focused on scholarly electronic publishing efforts on the Internet and other networks. In the bibliography, Bailey provides links to sources listed, where available. The bibliography is located at: < http://info.lib.uh.edu/sepb/sepb.html >. It is available in HTML, PDF, and Word 97 formats.
Subject Index to Literature on Electronic Sources of Information, April 1, 2001 edition, by Marian Dworaczek, Head, Acquisitions Department, University of Saskatchewan Libraries.
The Introduction to this resource describes it as follows:
"The Subject Index to Literature on Electronic Sources of Information" and the accompanying "Electronic Sources of Information: A Bibliography" deal with all aspects of electronic publishing and include print and non-print materials, periodical articles, monographs and individual chapters in collected works. This edition includes 1,366 titles. Thousands of URLs (Uniform Resource Locators) were added to various entries. Both the Index and the Bibliography are continuously updated."
"The Subject Index to Literature on Electronic Sources of Information" is located at <http://library.usask.ca/~dworacze/SUB_INT.HTM">.
Information Longevity, a bibliography compiled by Howard Besser, Associate Professor at UCLA's School of Education and Information Studies.
This resource lists and links to key information sources on the topic of information longevity and is continually updated. Some of the papers listed are preprints, posted while still under review. Listed hyperlinked resources are organized under the headings: Papers and Analysis of Problems; Metadata/Standards; Longevity-related Projects; Other Sources, Position Papers, etc., and Sites for General Conservation/Preservation/Longevity Information.
Papers on Document Imaging - Document Management, by Steve Gilheany, Archive Builders.
The materials found at the Archive Builders site are used in the UCLA Extension and other classes. They are available free for download courtesy of Archive Builders at <http://www.ArchiveBuilders.com>. For those who are able to attend one of the offered courses at the UCLA Extension during the Summer 2001 session, the class on Document Imaging and Document Management is scheduled for 9 August 2001. The course is generally offered every quarter.
See <http://www.ArchiveBuilders.com> for copies of course descriptions as well as information regarding the venues for the August 2001 and other classes.
DNER (Distributed National Electronic Resource) Development Projects, Joint Information Systems Committee.
For those who wish to keep abreast of the dozens of projects being conducted by the Distributed National Electronic Resource (DNER), there is an alphabetically-arranged list of all the projects, with links and brief descriptions of each project.
The list of DNER projects is at <http://www.jisc.ac.uk/dner/programmes/projects/projects_alphabetical.html>.
2001 Information Resources Management Association (IRMA) International Conference, 20 - 23 May 2001, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. For more information, please see <http://www.irma-international.org>.
Digital Cultural Heritage III - Finding Aids and Analysis Tools in Memory Institutions, 11 - 14 July 2001, Maastricht, The Netherlands. The application deadline for this seminar is 21 May 2001.. For more information, please see <http://www.amsu.edu/courses/culture/#media1>.
2nd Annual International Symposium on Music Information Retrieval 2001, 15 - 17 October 2001, Bloomington, Indiana, USA. Call for papers. The deadline for submission has been extended to 21 May 2001. For more information, please see <http://ismir2001.indiana.edu/>.
ACM CIKM 2001: Tenth International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, 5 - 10 November 2001, Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 21 May 2001. For more information, please see <http://cikm2001.cc.gatech.edu/>.
WebDB'2001: Fourth International Workshop on the Web and Databases, 24 - 25 May 2001, Santa Barbara, California, USA. For more information, please see <http://www.difa.unibas.it/webdb2001/>.
Beyond the Web: Technologies, Knowledge and People - CAIS 2001, 29th Annual Conference of the Canadian Association for Information Science, 27 - 29 May 2001, Québec, Canada. For more information, please see <http://www.fims.uwo.ca/cais/>.
NIT 2001: The 12th International Conference on New Information Technology, 29 - 31 May 2001, Beijing, China. For more information, please see <http://web.simmons.edu/~chen/nit/NIT.html>.
19th Annual Conference of the Association of Management/International Association of Management - In a New Time, In a New Way: Management Solutions for the New Economy, 10 - 14 October 2001, Québec, Canada. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 31 May 2001. For more information, please see <http://www.aom-iaom.org/>.
Managing Complex Organizations in a Complex World, Leadership in Rapidly Changing Business Environments - Learning and Adapting in Time, 31 May - 1 June 2001, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. For more information, please see <http://necsi.org/education/exec/>.
ADMI 2001: Association of Computer Information Science and Engineering Departments of Minority Institutions - Closing the Digital Divide, 31 May - 3 June 2001, Hampton, Virginia, USA. For more information, please see <http://www.csc.hamptonu.edu/ADMI/ADMI2001/>.
Atlantic Provinces Library Association Conference (APLA 2001) Convergence: Make the Connections, 31 May - 3 June 2001, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada. For more information, please see <http://www.upei.ca/~apla/>.
PKI and Electronic Signatures: From E-Commerce to E-Information Management, a CENDI-sponsored Symposium for managers and information technologists within US government agencies, 13 June 2001. The registration deadline is 1 June 2001. For more information, please see <http://www.dtic.mil/cendi/activities/05_13_01_digsig_overview.html>.
First DELOS International Summer School on Digital Library Technologies, 9 - 13 July 2001, Pisa, Italy. The registration deadline is 1 June 2001. For more information, please see <http://www.iei.pi.cnr.it/DELOS/delos2/SummerSchool/1stschool.htm>.
ACM Symposium on Document Engineering 2001, 9 - 10 November 2001, Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 4 June 2001. For more information, please see <http://www.documentengineering.org/>.
Special Libraries Association (SLA) Annual Conference - 2001, An Information Odyssey: Seizing the Competitive Advantage, 9 - 14 June 2001, San Antonio, Texas, USA. For more information, please see <http://www.sla.org/conf/2001conf/index.html>.
Second Annual Global Information Technology Management World Conference: Meeting the Challenges of a Global Marketplace in the New Millennium, 10 - 12 June 2001, Dallas, Texas, USA. For more information, please see <http://gsmweb.udallas.edu/mraising/gitm2001Dallas>.
The Electronic Cultural Atlas Initiative (ECAI) Conference, 12 - 16 June 2001, Sydney, Australia. For more information, please see <http://www.ecai.org/>.
ACH/ALLC 2001 - Joint International Conference of the Association for Computers and the Humanities and the Association for Literary and Linguistic Computing, 13 - 17 June 2001, New York City, New York, USA. For more information, please see <http://www.nyu.edu/its/humanities/ach_allc2001/>.
National Conference on Asian Pacific American Librarians, 13 - 15 June 2001, San Francisco, California, USA. For more information, please see <http://bioac.uky.edu/ncapal/schedules.htm>.
Northwest Academic Computing Consortium - Networking for the 21st Century: Content, Conduits, and Policies, 14 - 15 June 2001, Portland, Oregon, USA. For more information, please see <http://www.educause.edu/conference/nwacc/2001/>.
ICDM '01: The 2001 IEEE International Conference on Data Mining, 29 November - 2 December 2001, San Jose, California, USA. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 15 June 2001. For more information, please see <http://kais.mines.edu/~xwu/icdm/icdm-01.html>.
The Fourth ARSAG International Symposium, 27 - 30 May 2002, Paris France. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 15 June 2001. For more information, please see <http://www.culture.fr/culture/conservation/fr/actualit/arsag.htm>. (Note: although the page is in French, you can scroll down to an English translation of the Call for Papers.)
The eContent Programme: European Digital Content on Global Networks. Call for proposals. The submission deadline is 15 June 2001. For more information, please see <http://www.cordis.lu/econtent>.
Future of Fair Use Seminar, 15 June 2001, Adelphi, Maryland, USA. For more information, please see <http://www.umuc.edu/distance/odell/cip/workshop_6-01/>.
American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) Taming Technology Institute, 17 - 19 June 2001, Denver, Colorado, USA. For more information, please see <http://www.aacc.nche.edu/conf/conferences.htm>.
Joint DELOS-NSF Workshop on Personalisation and Recommender Systems in Digital Libraries, 18 - 20 June 2001, Dublin, Ireland. For more information, please see <http://la.lti.cs.cmu.edu/callan/Workshops/delos01>.
HEDS Conference - Digitisation Solutions: Strategies in Practise, 19 June 2001, London, United Kingdom. For more information, please see <http://heds.herts.ac.uk/conf2001/conf2001.html>.
2001 Informing Science Conference: Where Parallels Intersect, 19 - 22 June 2001, Krakow, Poland. For more information, please see <http://is2001.com/>.
The Fourth International Conference on Virtual Communities, 20 - 21 June 2001. For more information, please see <http://www.infonortics.com/vc/vc01/>.
DC-2001: International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications 2001, 22 - 26 October 2001, Tokyo, Japan. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 20 June 2001. For more information, please see <http://www.DL.ulis.ac.jp/DC2001>.
iGSS 2001: International Graduate Summer School in Librarianship and Information Science, 23 June - 20 July 2001, Aberystwyth, Wales. For more information, please see <http://www.dil.aber.ac.uk/IGSS/>.
The First ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries, 24 - 28 June 2001, Roanoke, Virginia, USA. For more information, please see below.
Networked Knowledge Organization Systems/Services (NKOS), 28 June 2001, Roanoke, Virginia, USA. For more information, please see <http://nkos.slis.kent.edu/>.
National Initiative for a Networked Cultural Heritage (NINCH) Copyright Town Meeting, 28 June 2001, Denver, Colorado, USA. For more information, please see <http://www.ninch.org/copyright/townmeetings01/2001.html>.
The Eighteenth International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML-2001), 28 June - 1 July 2001, Williamstown, Massachusetts, USA. For more information, please see <http://www.ecn.purdue.edu/ICML2001/>.
3rd International Workshop on Web Information and Data Management : WIDM'01, 9 November 2001, Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Call for Papers. The submission deadline is 29 June 2001. For more information, please see <http://pipe.cais.ntu.edu.sg:8000/widm01/>.
International Conference on Social Issues of Telematics 2001, 26 - 28 September 2001, La Spezia, Italy. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 30 June 2001. For more information, please see <http://www.castagna.it/ICSIT2001>.
Calls for Participation
DELOS Workshop on Interoperability in Digital Libraries, 8 - 9 September 2001, Darmstadt, Germany. Call for papers. The deadline for submission is 29 June 2001.
The following Call for Papers was contributed by Gauri Saloke <email@example.com>.
Recent years have seen an explosive growth in the number and diversity of networked digital libraries and information sources. Some of these sources provide general content, others are specialized to particular domains. Increasingly, users want to transparently and uniformly access information from these different sources, to integrate information from multiple digital libraries, and to exchange content assembled from different sources.
This international workshop is sponsored by the European Union (EU) Delos project, a "Network of Excellence" in Digital Libraries. The workshop is intended to bring together researchers and developers working on digital libraries and related areas for in-depth analysis and discussion of new models, theories, frameworks, and solutions to interoperability in digital libraries.
Interoperability and mediation in distributed, heterogeneous digital libraries require a middleware that provides transparent access to inherently heterogeneous digital collections. Among others, such a middleware must support data translation between different data types, representations, detection of same-objects, and data propagation for ensuring global consistency. There are research and industrial efforts under way to develop techniques for the modeling, creation, and management of metadata and ontologies for integrating and exchanging content. Transparent search (and metasearch) and consolidation of information from multiple digital libraries pose many challenges beyond the typical problems encountered in Web search and distributed heterogeneous databases. This workshop will provide a forum for discussing these problems and the approaches that are being taken to address them.
The following rules apply for this workshop. On the one hand, people from industry and academia will be invited to give plenary and panel talks especially about products and prototypes that might be relevant for interoperating among heterogeneous digital libraries. On the other hand, this call for papers is being submitted to the general sessions of the workshop. The topics of general interest include, but are not limited to:
Of special interest are papers and position statements that report about ongoing work, late breaking results, early discussion of advanced approaches, as well as on experiences with products and prototypes to interoperate among heterogeneous digital collections. Demo presentations are highly welcome.
The two-day workshop will have a mix of invited and contributed presentations from academia and industry. In addition to presentations, there will be ample time for moderated discussion and panel discussions.
Authors are invited to submit their contributions in the form of extended abstracts of their papers, demo descriptions, or position statements by June 29, 2001.
Final papers should not exceed 5 pages (single-spaced, 12pt, US letter or A4 paper).
All contributions should be submitted electronically as PDF or Word documents to one of the Program Co-Chairs:
Special Issue of Information Technology and Disabilities on the theme of "Information Technology, Accessibility, and Distance Education", edited by Tom McNulty, New York University. Call for articles. The submission date is 15 July 2001.
In past years, EASI's electronic journal, Information Technology and Disabilities, has assembled "special issues" devoted to a single topic. In an upcoming (2001) issue, the journal will explore access issues as they relate to distance education. Interested researchers and authors are invited to submit articles, or proposals for articles, that deal with any aspect of distance education and disability, including (but not limited to):
If you have an article, or would like to discuss an idea for an article, review, or other contribution, please contact:
Editor, Information Technology and Disabilities
New York University Bobst Library
70 Washington Square South
New York, New York 10012, USA
International Conference of Asian Digital Libraries (ICADL), 10 - 12 December 2001, Bangalore, India. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 15 July 2001.
The ICADL conference theme is "Digital Libraries: Dynamic Landscapes for Knowledge Creation, Dissemination and Management". The scope of ICADL encompasses the full range of digital library research and practice including, but not limited to, information systems of all levels of digital content and granularity, means and techniques of selecting, collecting, organizing and distributing digital content; all manner of document genres and electronic publishing; searching and finding information; diverse techniques of system design, development, and implementation, interface design, hypertext/hypermedia, metadata, resource discovery and federated search.
For topic suggestions and submission instructions, please see <http://www.icadl2001.org/>.
New Review of Hypermedia and Multimedia 2001, on the theme of Digital Libraries, edited by Douglas Tudhope. Call for articles. The submission deadline for articles is 1 August 2001.
New Review of Hypermedia and Multimedia (NRHM) is a refereed, annual review journal covering research on practical and theoretical developments in hypermedia, interactive multimedia and related technologies. Issues (normally 10 - 12 papers) review and explore one or two topical themes from diverse perspectives.
NRHM 2001 will be on the topic of digital libraries, including digital archives, museums and collections.
Authors are invited to submit original unpublished papers electronically to the editors at the e-mail addresses below:
There is no explicit restriction on length, but authors who wish to submit a long article should contact the editor prior to submission. Initial submissions for reviewing can follow any common machine readable format.
For final submissions, see Instructions to Authors at <http://www.taylorgraham.com/journals/nrhypnotes.html>.
North American Serials Interest Group (NASIG) 17th Annual Conference, 20 - 23 June 2002, Williamsburg, Virginia, USA. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 1 August 2001.
NASIG’s annual conference provides participants with an open and collegial forum to discuss current and relevant issues and to meet their colleagues who are involved in various aspects of the serials chain -- from publication to presentation, from promotion to preservation. The conference is an opportunity for participants to exchange information about serials publications, trends, issues, innovations and other related topics. The conference proceedings are published in both electronic and print formats. The electronic version is available to all NASIG members at NASIG’s web site.
The 2002 Program Planning Committee invites proposals for pre-conference, plenary, issue (concurrent) and workshop sessions that support this year’s conference theme "Transforming Serials: The Revolution Continues." This year’s theme underscores the ongoing effects technology has on scholarly communications and serial publications, the rapid changes in presentation of information and seamless interfaces, the evolving skills publishers, vendors and librarians need to meet the needs of information seekers, and the need for cooperation and communication among publishers, vendors and librarians.
For complete information, please see the Call for Papers at the NASIG web site <http://www.nasig.org/public/NASIG2002.html>.
The First ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries, 24 - 28 June 2001, Roanoke, Virginia, USA.
The Joint Conference on Digital Libraries is a major international forum focusing on digital libraries and associated technical, practical, and social issues. JCDL 2001 enhances the tradition of conference excellence already established by the ACM and IEEE-CS by combining the events that these professional societies have sponsored on an annual basis, the ACM Digital Libraries Conferences and the IEEE-CS Advances in Digital Libraries Conferences. An NSF PI meeting for the US Digital Libraries Initiative will follow JCDL.
The intended community for this conference includes those interested in aspects of digital libraries such as: infrastructure; institutions; metadata; content; services; digital preservation; system design; implementation; interface design; human-computer interaction; evaluation of performance; evaluation of usability; collection development; intellectual property; privacy; electronic publishing; document genres; multimedia; social, institutional, and policy issues; user communities; and associated theoretical topics.
For more information, please see <http://www.jcdl.org/>. The advance program is now available at the web site.
19th General Conference and 20th General Assembly of the International Council of Museums, 1 - 6 July 2001, Barcelona, Spain.
The theme of this conference is "Managing Change: the Museum Facing Economic and Social Challenges". Today, museums must fulfill their missions in an era when new approaches in the domain of museums, and the evolution of society and technological progress demand new ways of managing the challenges of the 21st century.
For more information about this international conference, please see <http://www.icom2001barcelona.org/icom2/noframes2.html>.
Computer Assisted Assessment (CAA) 5th International Conference, 2 - 3 July 2001, Loughborough, United Kingdom.
This conference is designed for those with an interest in actively practicing, developing, or considering uptake of computer assisted assessment in higher education. The audience for the conference includes: experienced CAA enthusiasts, academics interested in adopting CAA, or managers looking for ways of improving teaching and assessment at their institutions.
For more information, please see the CAA web site at <http://www.lboro.ac.uk/service/fli/flicaa/conf2001/index.html>.
UmbrelLA 6, 5 - 7 July 2001, Umist, Manchester, United Kingdom.
This is a biennial meeting that brings the library world together and is the sixth meeting of Library Association special interest groups (over 22 of these groups and other library and information science-realated organizations are expected to participate this year). The meeting includes a major exhibition and popular social events, and participation by the Institute of Information Scientists and other organizations.
For more information, please see <http://www.la-hq.org.uk/umbrella/>.
ELPUB 2001: International Conference on Electronic Publishing, 5 - 7 July 2001, Canterbury, United Kingdom.
The ICCC (International Council for Computer Communications) in conjunction with IFIP (International Federation for Information Processing) is pleased to announce the Fifth ICCC/IFIP Conference on Electronic Publishing to be held at the University of Kent at Canterbury. The title of this year's conference is '2001 in the Digital Publishing Odyssey'. There will be two parallel tracks: one on socio-economic issues; and the other on technical issues. There will also be plenary sessions for papers and discussions that cover the whole of electronic publishing.
The conference is aimed at anyone involved in the production, provision or use of electronic publishing and/or its products, or the academic study of these activities. This includes, but is not limited to: publishers; providers of net services; providers of support services for e-publishing; information professionals; librarians; information consultants; all academics in information and publishing studies; and others with an interest in any aspect of e-publishing and the provision of public information.
For more information, please see the ELPUB Conference web site at <http://library.ukc.ac.uk/iccc/2001/>.
First International Workshop on New Developments in Digital Libraries, 6 - 7 July 2001, Setúbal, Portugal.
This conference is being held in conjuction with the Third International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems (ICEIS2001).
The Digital Library field is an evolving one. New developments appear every day in the Digital Library and related fields. This workshop focuses on application areas seeking to join university-level research to company implementations. This workshop will serve as a forum to gather researchers, practitioners, students and others who work in or study Digital Libraries.
For more information, please see <http://www.iceis.org/workshops/nddl/nddl-cfp.htm>.
Third International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems , 7 - 10 July 2001, Setúbal, Portugal.
This conference is held in cooperation with the American Association for Artificial Intelligence, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, the IEEE Communications Society, and the Enterprise Networking Committee (EntNet).
Presentations and tutorials will be on the following main topic areas:
For more information, please see the ICEIS conference web site at <http://www.iceis.org/>.
Grindstone Island Summer Seminar Series, weekly classes from 7 July - 1 September 2001, Grindstone Island, Ontario, Canada.
The announcement below was contributed by Archives & Museum Informatics:
Archives & Museum Informatics is delighted to announce an exceptional learning opportunity for cultural heritage professionals. On an 11-acre private island, leaders in cultural multimedia development will be offering small-group hands-on seminars this summer.
Grindstone Island summer seminars offer a high quality learning environment in a spectacular natural setting. Class size is limited to 12; courses are taught by 1-3 instructors. The island is equipped with a 12 person lab, a wireless network, and a high-speed internet connection.
Courses offered this summer cover a range of interests and skill levels.
* July 7 - 14, 2001 *
Making Multimedia the SFMOMA Way
Peter Samis, Associate Curator of Education, Susie Wise, Senior Producer, Interactive Educational Technologies and Tim Svenonius, Production Manager, Interactive Educational Technologies, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
This seminar focuses on conceptualizing, storyboarding, and producing rich media content in an educational (and we hope, entertaining) way for use in museum and university settings. Participants will actually build Flash presentations (without any knowledge of Flash required) using Pachyderm (TM), an authoring tool currently being developed by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Each class member should come with a specific topic of expertise that they want to develop into an educational web/kiosk/CD essay, or to work as part of a team with someone else who has subject matter expertise.
* July 15 - 21, 2001 *
Introduction to Interactive Design and Multimedia Publishing
Xavier Perrot, Instructor at the Sorbonne and the Ecole du Louvre, and Sophie Krikorian, scenariste au service des expositions du Museum national d'Histoire naturelle
This seminar (conducted in both French and English) explores design of multimedia project: content, graphic design, interactivity. Selected titles (on-line/off-line/stand-alone applications) will be assessed and critiqued to help participants understand best practice in multimedia development. Exercises and case studies will be given to master the concepts behind interactive design, multimedia project management and electronic publishing. Attendees may bring projects for group evaluation or specific advice. At the end of the seminar, three groups will compete to draft the best "Grindstone's Treasure Hunt" Web site design.
* July 22 - 28, 2001 *
Designing Interactive Media in a Museum Setting
Slavko Milekic, M.D., PhD, Associate Professor of Cognitive Science & Digital Design, The University of the Arts, Philadelphia
This seminar will expose you to the current research findings in the area of cognitive science, interface design and social psychology relevant for the design of interactive media, and teach you how to implement or prototype your own solutions through a series of hands-on exercises. Roughly half of the eight three-hour sessions will be devoted to hands-on design using a cross-platform authoring environment (MetaCard). Previous scripting/programming experience is not necessary for this workshop. By the end of the workshop you should be able to form an informed opinion about specific uses of interactive media in museums and to create a working prototype of any project you would like to develop in the future.
* July 29 - August 4, 2001 *
QuickTime (TM) Survivor Style: Unearthing the New Interactive Media
Scott Sayre, Director of Media and Technology, The Minneapolis Institute of Arts and Kris Wetterlund, Museum Educational Consultant
This intermediate level seminar will delve into the creative application of QuickTime (TM) for museums. Apple's QuickTime (TM) is a multi-purpose digital media format offering a wide range of exciting possibilities for creating interactive on-line and fixed media applications for both the PC and Macintosh. Seminar participants will work with a variety of software and hardware tools to explore the development of linear movies, audio sequences, QuickTime (TM) VR, object and panorama movies; digital slide packages, and non-linear interactive programs. Specific attention will be paid to the use of QuickTime (TM) 4 and 5's track features, which allow a wide range of multimedia to be delivered within one QuickTime (TM) movie. Participants will also delve into the integration of the new SWF "Flash" format information within QuickTime (TM) to create interactive interfaces and computer generated camera moves and zooms.
* August 5 - 11, 2001 *
Connecting with the K-12 Teaching and Learning Community
Kris Wetterlund, Museum Educational Consultant and Scott Sayre, Director of Media and Technology, The Minneapolis Institute of Arts
This seminar will help museum educators define their institution's current connections to K-12 teachers and students, and use those connections to develop a strategy for on-line museum resources that serve the needs of their own institutions and the K-12 teaching audience. Through individual and group process participants will work with a number of activities and case studies from The Minneapolis Institute of Arts. At the conclusion of the seminar participants will have developed a draft of formal education plans for on-line tools and resources which can be applied in their own museums.
* August 18 - 25, 2001 *
Telling Stories: Creating Media-rich Educational Web Sites
Jim Spadaccini, founder and owner of Ideum
The networked and interactive nature of the World Wide Web presents unique opportunities to reach new audiences. This hands-on seminar will explore the conceptual and technical aspects of creating compelling on-line programming. Participants will learn by doing. Using the history of Grindstone Island as a sample topic, we'll examine some of the steps involved in creating a content-rich multimedia Web site. Research, organization, adaptation of materials, and the design process will be explored. In addition, we'll actively gather multimedia. The basics of video production for the Web will be examined, and we'll shoot QuickTime (TM) VR 360 degree panoramas of the island and some of its structures.
* August 26 - September 1, 2001 *
Web Site Information Architecture: Planning and Designing Information
Collections for the Web
Paul Kahn, teacher, writer, and information architecture consultant
This seminar will focus on three themes: analyzing Web site structure, design principles for the computer screen, and the team required to create and sustain a successful Web site. We will introduce basic concepts of information architecture for planning and building public Web sites. Participants will learn how to analyze existing site, and plan new or revised sites. We will review visualization techniques for mapping Web sites. We will review principles of information design, typography, multimedia, and legibility as they apply to effective presentation on the computer screen. Assignments will include development of simple and complex Web sites. Participants are welcome to bring their own projects for use in the assignments.
Full Course Outlines and Instructor Biographies can be found at
Grindstone Island is owned and operated by
David Bearman and Jennifer Trant
Archives & Museum Informatics
Digital Resources for the Humanities: DRH2001 8 - 10 July 2001, London, United Kingdom.
The annual Digital Resources for the Humanities conference is a major forum for all those involved in, and affected by, the digitization of our cultural heritage. The conference brings together scholars, teachers, publishers and broadcasters, librarians, curators and archivists, and computer and information specialists, providing an opportunity to consider the latest ideas in the creation and use of digital resources in all aspects of work in the humanities. As well as concentrating on the creation of digital resources, providing access to digital projects, and digital preservation, this conference will consider the challenges of building communities within a diverse and global context.
For more information, please see <http://drh2001.soas.ac.uk>.
Digital Asset Management Conference, 9 - 10 July 2001, London, United Kingdom.
The digitization of text, sound and moving image archives within libraries is critical to preservation and re-use. This conference aims to draw together commercial and educational users of Digital Asset Management. The event includes a panel session led by the JISC, plus presentations from the BBC, CNN, Tate and Coca-Cola, among others.
You can view the agenda and register at <http://www.henrystewart.co.uk/conferences/july2001/E01104/index.html>.
Digital Cultural Heritage III: Finding Aids and Analysis Tools in Memory Institutions, 11 - 14 July, Maastricht, Holland.
"This year's seminar is concerned with integrating developments in finding aids (virtual reference rooms) with innovations in text and other analysis tools which will allow the most varied and rich access to cultural and historical information and knowledge. Following on from the experience gained in the last two cycles which focused on implications of digitalisation (1999) and interoperability of content (2000), this seminar will continue to explore how multimedia is transforming learning, knowledge organisation and knowledge management and will focus on archives."
For more information, please see <http://www.amsu.edu/courses/media/media1.htm>.
Digitisation Summer School for Cultural Heritage Professionals, presented by the Humanities Advanced Technology and Information Institute (HATII), 15 - 20 July 2001, Glasgow, United Kingdom.
"The availability of high-quality digital content is central to improved public access, teaching, and research about heritage information. Archivists, librarians, and museum professionals are among the many groups that are increasingly involved in creating digital resources to improve access and understanding to their collections. Skills in understanding the principles and best practice in the digitisation of primary textual and image resources have broad value. Participants in the course will examine the advantages of developing digital collections of heritage materials, as well as investigate issues involved in creating, curating, and managing access to such collections. The lectures will be supplemented by seminars and practical exercises. In these, participants will apply the practical skills they acquire to the digitisation of an analogue collection which they have selected (print, image e.g. photographic or slide, music manuscripts, or map). The focus will be on working with primary source material not otherwise available in digital form."
For more information, please see <http://www.hatii.arts.gla.ac.uk/DigiSS01/contents.htm>.
8th International Conference on Scientometrics and Informetrics, 16 - 20 July 2001, Sydney, Australia.
"Scientometrics investigates quantitative aspects of science; it is the quantitative arm of the Science of Science, of Scientific Communication Studies and of Science Policy Studies. Informetrics investigates quantitative aspects of information (communication) processes, particularly those using text; it is the quantitative arm of Information Science and of Library Science. Informetrics incorporates the older field of Bibliometrics and the new areas of Cybermetrics and Webometrics. Scientometrics and Informetrics are bound through their mutual interest in scientific literatures. Their statistical and mathematical orientation does not preclude analysis by qualitative methods." This conference will bring together researchers in both areas.
For more information, please see <http://sistm.web.unsw.EDU.AU/conference/issi2001/>.
5th World Multi-Conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics, 22 - 25 July 2001, Orlando, Florida, USA.
The purpose of SCI 2001 is to promote discussion and interaction between researchers and practitioners focused within disciplines as well as among different areas. The conference aims to foster the exchange of concepts, prototypes, research ideas, and other results that could contribute to the academic arena and also benefit business and the industrial communities.
For more information, please see <http://www.iiis.org/sci/>.
Educational Technology 2001, 24 - 26 July 2001, Arlington, Virginia, USA.
The Education Technology 2001 conference will bring professionals from the education, industry, and government communities to present information on their accomplishments in the areas of technology-based learning systems, management systems, research, and applications. The conference will focus on new technologies as well as existing applications that have been successfully utilized for some years. Attendees will participate in a meeting format that encourages an atmosphere of collegial interchanges.
For more information, please see <http://www.salt.org/Ed_Conf/Conference/Conf_Intro.htm>.
5th International Conference on Information Visualisation (IV2001), 25 - 27 July 2001, London, England.
The IV2001 conference focuses on the interdisciplinary methods and affiliated research done among various science disciplines, medicine, engineering, media and commerce. This three-day event will focus on research and developments meeting the demand of today’s "Information Transfer" through the medium of computing, accentuating on the linkage that shapes academia and industry with the goal of stimulating views and providing a forum where researchers and practitioners can discuss the latest developments linked to Information Visualisation.
For more information, please see <http://www.graphicslink.demon.co.uk/IV2001/>.
EVA 2001 Scotland: Electronic Imaging & the Visual Arts, 25 - 28 July 2001, Glasgow, United Kingdom.
The main aim of EVA 2001 Scotland is to provide a forum for the user, supplier and scientific research communities to meet and exchange experiences, plans and ideas, Participants will receive up-to-date international news on new EC and international cultural initiatives and projects. The audience for this conference includes: the Cultural Sector: Museums, Galleries and Libraries; University and Research Organisations in Technology and the Visual Arts; Technology, Media and Telecomms (TMT) especially Small and Medium sized Enterprises; the Government Sector: Local, National and European; Technology and Visual Arts Researchers; and Tourism and Travel Sector.
For more information, please see <http://www.vasari.co.uk/eva/scotland/scot2001.htm>.
International Summer School on the Digital Library, Session 1: 30 July - 3 August 2001 and Session 2: 5 - 10 August 2001, Tilburg, The Netherlands; and Session 3: 7 - 12 October 2001, Florence, Italy.
The International Summer School on the Digital Library offers three one-week courses on the following subjects:
For more information, please see <http://cwis.kub.nl/~ticer/summer01/index.htm>.
ECURE 2001: Preservation and Access for Electronic College and University Records, 12 - 13 October 2001, Mesa, Arizona, USA.
The third annual ECURE 2001: Preservation and Access for Electronic College and University Records conference will bring together a unique blend of resources to discuss and analyze the issues related to managing institutional information in electronic form. The conference will partner knowledgeable individuals from a range of backgrounds -- comptrollers, attorneys, registrars, technologists, archivists, academic administrators, and faculty -- to begin the interdisciplinary dialogue necessary to identify viable solutions and best practices for management of electronic information and creation, retention, and disposition of electronic records. The goal is to continue the dialog begun last year, to help participants better understand the issues and challenges, learn about models for collaboration, and prepare to address the challenges of planning and managing electronic records in today’s complex policy, technological, and political environment.
For more information, please see the ECURE web site at <http://www.asu.edu/it/events/ecure/>.
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