Library and Information Science Education in North America: Bridging the Gulf Between Education and Practice, webcast of a panel moderated by Dr. R. David Lankes.
The Library of Congress presents a series of live webcasts under the heading Luminary Lectures. These webcasts are then archived for later viewing by those who were unable to view the live webcast.
On Tuesday, March 16, 2004, Dr. R. David Lankes moderated a panel on library and information science education. The webcast is now available for viewing at the Library of Congress web site.
The video of the lecture will be presented in RealPlayer format. To view it, you must have the Real Player installed and at least a 28 K-bps (kilobits per second) Internet connection for your computer. The RealPlayer software may be downloaded, free of charge, from the RealNetwork Web site.
For more information, please see <http://www.loc.gov/rr/program/lectures/lankes.html>.
Collaboratory for Annotation, Indexing and Retrieval of Digitized Historical Archive Material: COLLATE Final Report, by Adelheit Stein and all COLLATE partners, Fraunhofer IPSI, February 3, 2004
"In September 2000 an international team of technology developers, content providers and a designated evaluation partner started out to develop and put into practice a new type of collaboratory in the domain of cultural heritage. The overall goals of the COLLATE project were to implement and evaluate in real life a "collaboratory in use" that offers new ways of document-centered knowledge work to distributed user groups. In an interdisciplinary approach, research and development within COLLATE focused mainly on two target areas, i.e. establishment of:
The final report for the COLLATE project is now available in PDF format at <http://www.collate.de/D11.1_Final-Report_COLLATE-040203.pdf>.
A Patent System for the 21st Century , Stephen A. Merrill, Richard C. Levin, and Mark B. Myers, Editors, Committee on Intellectual Property Rights in the Knowledge-Based Economy, National Research Council. (Prepublication Version Available for Online Reading; Final Version is Forthcoming.)
From the "Executive Summary" to the report: "Since its creation more than 200 years ago, the U.S. patent system has played an important role in stimulating technological innovation by providing legal protection to inventions of every description and by disseminating useful technical information about them. With the growing importance of technology to the nation's well-being, patents are playing an even more prominent role in the economy....Continuing high rates of innovation suggest that the patent system is working well and does not require fundamental changes. We generally agree with that conclusion, but it is clear that both economic and legal changes are putting new strains on the system....In light of these strains now is an opportune time to examine the system's performance and consider how it can continue to reinvent itself."
This is a forthcoming title; it has not yet been published and there are no prepublication copies or uncorrected proofs available in print for review in the interim.
For more information, please see <http://www.nap.edu/catalog/10976.html>.
Electronic Scientific, Technical, and Medical Journal Publishing and Its Implications: Report of a Symposium, Committee on Electronic Scientific, Technical, and Medical Journal Publishing, The National Academies, 2004 (ISBN 0-309-09161-6 paper; 0-309-53061-X, PDF).
"The Symposium on Electronic Scientific, Technical, and Medical (STM) Journals and Its Implications addressed these issues in five key areas. The first twocosts of publication and publication business models and revenuefocused on the STM publishing enterprise as it exists today and, in particular, how it has evolved since the advent of electronic publishing. This was followed by a review of copyright and licensing issues of concern to the authors and to universities. The final two sessions looked toward the future, specifically, at what publishing may be in the future and what constitutes a publication in the digital environment."
This report can be read online free of charge at <http://www.nap.edu/catalog/10969.html>.
Emerging Technologies for the Cultural and Scientific Heritage Sector, DigiCULT Technology Watch Report (TWR) 2, February 2004
"The Technology Watch Report identifies and describes technologies that are either not currently used in the heritage sector or are under-utilised by it. The Report provides accessible descriptions of new technologies, suggests how these might be employed, and indicates the implications and risks. Technologies examined in Report 2 include:
For more information, please see <http://www.digicult.info/pages/techwatch.php>.
The Impact of Digital Information Resources on the Roles of Collection Managers, Daniel G. Dorner, School of Information Management, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, 2003.
"This article reports on a research project that used four focus groups and a web-based survey to determine the impact of digital information resources on the roles of collection managers in research libraries in five major English speaking countries. The study found that while the actual responsibilities of respondents varied, the levels of responsibility and time spent on activities related to digital resources have generally increased compared to five years ago and those for non-digital resources either have increased marginally, stayed the same or gone down. Strong increases in consortia related work featured prominently in the survey."
For more information, please see <http://alexandria.fca.vuw.ac.nz/research/cmsurvey/>.
Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) Annual Company Report: 23 July 2002 - 31 July 2003, released April 2004.
"This is the first annual company report produced by the DPC and covers the period from incorporation on 23 July 2002 to 31 July 2003. It has been a very significant year for the DPC building on the achievements since the initiation of the Coalition in August 2002....This report sets out the achievements made against these objectives over the year for the DPC membership and in advancing the cause of digital preservation for which the DPC was established."
For more information, please see <http://www.dpconline.org/graphics/reports/index.html#annual>.
DigiCULT.Info Issue 7 - A Newsletter on Digital Culture, April 2004, ISSN: 1609-3941.
"In previous issues of DigiCULT.Info and in Technology Watch Report 1 (2003) DigiCULT examined the issues of 3-dimensional representations of cultural artefacts and spaces. In this issue the team from Factum Arte describe the creation of a physical 3D replica of La Dama de Elche....Furthermore, this issue covers amongst others a presentation of the AER project (Spanish archives on the net), three articles on e-learning projects, interviews with experts, and the results of the DigiCULT User Survey 2003."
For more information, please see <http://www.erpanet.org/www/products/lisbon/LisbonReportFinal.pdf>.
Institutional Repositories in the context of Digital Preservation , DPC Technology Watch Series Report 04-02 March 2004, Copyright Digital Preservation Coalition 2004.
As announced by Maggie Jones, DPC Coordinator: "There is much interest in institutional repositories but little has been done at this relatively early stage of their development in considering how digital preservation could fit into this context. The report looks at a range of existing institutional repository software, related developments (such as The National Archive's Digital Archive) and makes recommendations, including the need for continued development of digital preservation requirements for trusted digital repositories and also the independent certification services. "
For more information, please see <http://www.dpconline.org/graphics/reports/index.html#instrep>.
Point to Point
National Academies' Intellectual Property website, National Academies of Science
"From Internet content protection to human gene patenting, Intellectual Property (IP) in many forms have emerged from legal obscurity to public debate. This website serves as a guide to the Academies' extensive work on Intellectual Property and a forum to discuss ongoing work."
For more information, please see <http://ip.nationalacademies.org/>.
Fiesole 2004: The Fiesole Collection Development Retreat Series, held 18 - 20 March 2004, Florence, Italy.
Fiesole is an "informal meeting of leading library and information industry participants devoted to thinking through and debating the new world order in collection development." Papers and presentation slides from this year's meeting are now available.
For more information, please see <http://digital.casalini.it/retreat/retreat_2004.html>.
"The proceedings of the last ERPANET event on "the role of Audit and Certification in Digital Preservation" are now available....The diverse backgrounds and perspectives of workshop participants made this event particularly interesting and dynamic."
For more information, please see <http://www.erpanet.org/>. Click on "Notices" and follow links to the Proceedings.
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Calls for Participation
Journal of Digital Libraries (JDL), Special Issue on Complex Digital Objects. Call for papers. The submission date is 30 November 2004.
"The architecture of many early web-based digital libraries implicitly assumed the unit of discourse, frequently "reports" or "e-prints", would be a single (or at most a few) commonly understood application-specific file formats. Digital libraries and supporting technologies have now matured to the point where their contents are commonly no longer simple files. Complex and dynamic objects in digital libraries have emerged in response to various requirements, including: aggregation of formats, supporting files and applications; bundling metadata to aid digital preservation and provenance; creating opaque digital objects for e-commerce; and incorporating dynamic services with data.Text"
"However, these innovations may have come at the expense of simplicity, sustainability, preservation and interoperability. Does architectural complexity of digital objects lead to more or less inter-object interoperability? How have complex digital objects changed the object-repository relationship? What is the impact of object complexity on preservation, provenance and stewardship? Are complex digital object more or less durable than atomic files? Recognizing the importance of the research in this rapidly evolving area, The Journal of Digital Libraries is organizing a special issue on "Complex Digital Objects". The primary focus of this special issue will be on high-quality original unpublished research, case studies, as well as implementation experiences in the area of designing, deploying and maintaining digital objects."
For more information, please see <http://www.dljournal.org/cfp/cdo.pdf>.
Association for History and Computing UK 2004 Conference - Recasting the Past: Digital Histories, 27 November 2004, London, United Kingdom. Call for papers. The submission date is 28 May 2004..
Call for abstracts announced by Dr. Ian G. Anderson, Humanities Advanced Technology and Information Institute (HATII): "This year the conference has taken the theme of 'Recasting the Past: Digital Histories'. The aim of the conference is to explore how the ever increasing number and variety of digital and electronic sources have changed the way in which history, and historical sources, are created, selected, researched, taught, written, presented and used. Even historians who do not use computer methodologies are likely to encounter sources in digital form or have their access to analogue sources mediated by electronic means. Whilst the digital form can transcend the constraints of time and space it brings new problems and challenges to historians and historical research."
For more information, please contact Dr. Anderson at <I.Anderson@hatii.arts.gla.ac.uk>.
Institute for Computer Policy and Law Ninth Annual Seminar 6 - 9 July 2004, Ithaca, New York, USA.
Co-sponsored by Cornell University and Educause, this event is an "intensive four-day seminar examining how the widespread use of the internet impacts college and university policies, procedures, and judicial systems."
For more information, please see <http://www.sce.cornell.edu/exec/cpl.php>.
JISC/CNI Meeting 2004: The future of scholarship in the digital age, 8 - 9 July 2004, Brighton, United Kingdom.
"The meeting will bring together experts from both the United States and the United Kingdom. Parallel sessions will explore and contrast major developments that are happening on both sides of the Atlantic. It should be of interest to all senior management in information systems in the education community and those responsible for delivering digital services and resources for learning, teaching and research."
For more information, please see <http://www.ukoln.ac.uk/events/jisc-cni-2004/>.
ISKO 2004: The 8th International Conference of the International Society for Knowledge Organization, 13 - 16 July 2004, London, United Kingdom.
" The conference will be hosted by the School of Library, Archive and Information Studies at University College London, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT. The theme of the conference is Knowledge Organization and the Global Information Society. The keynote address will be delivered by Clifford Lynch, Executive Director, Coalition for Networked Information."
For more information, please see <http://www.ucl.ac.uk/isko2004/index.htm>.
Pan European Portals Conference (PEPC), 18 - 20 July 2004, Nottingham, United Kingdom.
"Pan European Portals 2004 takes place against a backdrop of dramatic change in Higher and Further Education. Information infrastructure is being transformed as pilots and experiments in web-enabled applications and portals are integrated in a range of services for tens of thousands of users. Universities and Colleges face a series of potentially bewildering choices and challenges as they navigate this complex landscape. Pan European Portals 2004 offers the opportunity to share experiences of success, and network with others facing the same issues and problems."
For more information, please see <http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/pepc2004/>.
Digital Preservation Management: Short-Term Solutions to Long-Term Problems, 19 - 23 July 2004, Ithaca, New York, USA.
Announced by Ellie Buckley, Cornell University: "Cornell University Library is offering a digital preservation training program July 19-23 with funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The workshop targets managers at organizations that are facing the digital preservation challenge and highlights the need for the integration of organizational and technological issues to devise an appropriate approach. This limited-enrollment workshop has a registration fee of $750 per participant. Registration opens on May 1 for the July workshop. There will be one final offering of the workshop this year in November 2004."
For more information, please see <http://www.library.cornell.edu/iris/dpworkshop/>.
Syllabus2004: A Bridge to the Future: Technologies to Connect the Campus, 18 - 22 July 2004, San Francisco, California. The earlybird registration discount deadline is 18 June.
"Syllabus2004 is a conference for administrators, IT professionals and faculty who want to explore the application of information technology in higher education institutions and discover how new media are best integrated into the teaching and learning process."
For more information, please see <http://www.syllabus.com/conferences/summer2004/>.
The International Conference on Cybernetics and Information Technologies, Systems and Applications: CITSA 2004 and the 10th International Conference on Information Systems Analysis and Synthesis: ISAS 2004, 21 - 25 July 2004, Orlando, Florida, USA.
"The joint event of CITSA '04/ISAS '04 is an International Multi-Conference being organized with the purpose of providing researchers, practitioners, developers, consultants, and end-users of computerized, Communications and/or Control systems and technologies, as well as their industrial and social applications in the private and the public sectors, an opportunity to join in a common place sharing experience and knowledge. It is intended to be a forum to expose and share current and future research work and innovations in these areas, as well as in the relationships among them."
For more information, please see <http://www.infocybernetics.org/citsa2004/WebSite/Default.asp>.
27th Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference, 25 - 29 July 2004, Sheffield, United Kingdom.
"SIGIR is the major international forum for the presentation of new research results and the demonstration of new systems and techniques in the broad field of information retrieval. The 27th Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference will be held at The University of Sheffield, UK."
For more information, please see <http://sigir.org/sigir2004/index.html>.
EVA 2004: Electronic Imaging and the Visual Arts, 26 - 30 July 2004, London, United Kingdom.
"EVA Conferences (Electronic Imaging & the Visual Arts) act as a cross-sectoral, multi-disciplinary, local & global set of events for people interested in new technologies in the cultural sector."
For more information, please see <http://www.eva-conferences.com/eva/london/index.htm>.
Open Publish 2004: Fourth Annual Conference for Standards & Process in Publishing, 28 - 30 July 2004, Sydney, Australia.
"Open Publish brings together people from across the full spectrum of standards in the publishing process. It presents expert opinion and invites open discussion on technical, legal and practical issues such as content management, document and publishing formats, digital rights management, document security, workflow, single source to multiple platform delivery."
For more information, please see <http://www.openpublish.com.au/index.html>.
Archiving Web Resources: International Conference on Issues for Cultural Heritage Institutions, 9 - 11 November 2004, Canberra, Australia. Limited to 300 participants, so early registration advised. Earlybird registration discount ends 31 July 2004.
"Web resources form an important part of a nation's national documentary and cultural heritage. Institutions with responsibility for collecting and providing long-term access to information face many issues in extending their responsibility to Web resources."
"The conference will advance understanding of the issues through presentations on ways in which the Web is being used. It will also review progress with addressing the issues at the institution level and through major international research endeavours."
For more information, please see <http://www.nla.gov.au/webarchiving/index.html>.
(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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