Communications and Content: Radio Technologies in the U.S. Infrastructure, 1837-1940, by Amy Friedlander, Ph.D., published by the Corporation for National Research Initiatives.
From the Preface: "This volume explores the origins of radio communications and early experiments that led to the development of wireless technology.... Wireless communication was unknown less than two centuries ago, is now commonplace in society, and is making its mark on almost every aspect of society today. This is the story of how the early infrastructure came to be."
This is Volume 5 of a series of studies that address historical examples of large-scale infrastructure. Previous volumes in the series include:
For more information, please see <http://www.cnri.reston.va.us/series.html>.
The Changing Nature of the Catalog and its Integration with Other Discovery Tools, prepared for the Library of Congress, by Karen Calhoun, Cornell University Library, Final Report, March 17, 2006.
From the Executive Summary to the report: "This report, commissioned by the Library of Congress (LC), offers an analysis of the current situation, options for revitalizing research library catalogs, a feasibility assessment, a vision for change, and a blueprint for action. Library decision makers are the primary audience for this report, whose aim is to elicit support, dialogue, collaboration, and movement toward solutions. Readers from the business community, particularly those that directly serve libraries, may find the report helpful for defining research and development efforts. The same is true for readers from membership organizations such as OCLC Online Computer Library Center, the Research Libraries Group, the Association for Research Libraries, the Council on Library and Information Resources, the Coalition for Networked Information, and the Digital Library Federation. Library managers and practitioners from all functional groups are likely to take an interest in the interview findings and in specific actions laid out in the blueprint."
For more information, please see <http://www.loc.gov/catdir/calhoun-report-final.pdf>.
Study on the economic and technical evolution of the scientific publication markets in Europe, Commission by DG-Research, European Commission, by Mathias Dewatripont et al., Final Report, January 2006.
"The report considers the specificities of the market for current journal issues. In doing so, it discusses the broad facts about the market; it undertakes a quantitative analysis of journal prices; it discusses the implications of technological innovation on pricing strategies and the dynamics of entry; and it analyzes the implication of these developments in terms of competition policy.
"It also discusses the various alternatives for disseminating and accessing scientific publications. This includes the question of access to research results on individual web pages or in public repositories, the development of openaccess journals as well as other alternatives, such as pay-per-view, the question of the long-term preservation of electronic publications and the use of standards to ensure interoperability between systems. "
The report is available in PDF format at <http://europe.eu.int/comm/research/science-society/pdf/
Report on Orphan Works: A Report of the Register of Copyrights, United States Copyright Office, January 2006.
"The Copyright Office has completed its study of problems related to "orphan works" copyrighted works whose owners may be impossible to identify and locate. As requested by Senator Orrin Hatch and Senator Patrick Leahy, the Office submitted its Report on Orphan Works to the Senate Judiciary Committee on January 31, 2006."
For more information, please see <http://www.copyright.gov/orphan/> where the report can be downloaded in two versions: 1) the full report with appendices and 2) the main text without appendices.
Strategies for Permanent Access to Scientific Information in Southern Africa: Focus on Health and Environmental Information for Sustainable Development, Final report and presentations from an international workshop hosted on 5 - 7 September 2005 by the National Research Foundation at the CSIR Convention Centre, Pretoria, South Africa.
"The Southern African workshop was one in a series focused on issues related to the preservation of and access to scientific information resources in developing countries. This most recent event was co-organized by the U.S. National Committee for CODATA in collaboration with the South African National Committee for CODATA, the National Research Foundation of South Africa, and the CODATA Task Group on Preservation of and Access to Scientific and Technical Data in Developing Countries. The reports and presentations are also available on a CD, which may be obtained through the "Order a CD" e-mail link at the URL provided above."
For more information, please see <http://stardata.nrf.ac.za/html/workshopCodataPublications.html>.
Use and Users of Digital Resources: A Focus on Undergraduate Education in the Humanities and Social Sciences, By Diane Harley, Ph.D. et al., Center for Studies in Higher Education, UC Berkeley, April 5, 2006.
"A 'build it and they will come' approach to many university digitization initiatives has precluded systematic investigations of the demand for these resources. Those who fund and develop digital resources have identified the general lack of knowledge about the level and quality of their use in educational settings as pressing concerns.
"The purpose of our research was to map the universe of digital resources available to undergraduate educators in a subset of users in the humanities and social sciences (H/SS), and to examine how understanding use and users can benefit the integration of these resources into undergraduate teaching."
For more information, please see <http://cshe.berkeley.edu/research/digitalresourcestudy/report/>.
The Digital Black Hole, by Jonas Palm, National Archives of Sweden, (Announced by ECPA, April 28, 2006.).
"This article presents an analysis of costs for digitizing and long-term storage at the Riksarkivet (National Archives, RA) in Stockholm, Sweden. This example includes forecasts of cost development for the next few years which may help other institutions in analysing their own costs and budgeting for long-term storage....The article is published in the framework of the TAPE project: Training for Audiovisual Preservation in Europe, <http://www.tape-online.net/>."
For more information, please see <http://www.tape-online.net/docs/Palm_Black_Hole.pdf>.
Digital Images Archiving Study, Final Draft, March 2006, by Sheila Anderson et al., Arts and Humanities Data Service (AHDS).
"To secure the long-term future of these born-digital and digitised assets, significant effort must be put into ensuring that they are preserved and continue to be accessible in the future. Over the past few years, the JISC has funded a series of feasibility studies which aim to assess the preservation risk and retention criteria for digital content, and to help inform and prioritise the development of future services and calls in digital preservation. The Digital Images Archiving study forms part of the feasibility study programme and has been funded to scope the preservation requirements of digital image files and to determine archiving methodologies and future research directions....The study is now complete and a copy of the draft final report is available for public consultation at <http://www.jisc.ac.uk/index.cfm?name=imagesarchiving>. Comments and feedback are invited till 31 May 2006, which will be considered and incorporated into the final report."
Report of the Internet2 Campus Expectations Task Force (CETF), CETF, April 2006.
"Since the creation of Internet2 in 1996, the question of what it means to be a member of the community served by the organization has not been reexamined until now. Charged by the Internet2 Applications Strategy and Network Planning and Policy Advisory Councils, a Campus Expectations Task Force (CETF) was created to examine this question....This document is the initial and essential outcome of that work."
The report is available in PDF format at <http://www.internet2.edu/files/CETF-FinalReport.pdf>.
Digital Repositories Roadmap: Looking Forward, by Rachel Heery, UKOLN, University of Bath, and Andy Powell, Eduserv Foundation, April 7, 2006. .
"JISC has funded a Digital Repositories Roadmap document to present a vision for 2010. This has been undertaken by Rachel Heery from UKOLN and Andy Powell from the Eduserve Foundation. This is a discussion document that provides context for project and programme work."
The document can be downloaded in Word format at <http://www.jisc.ac.uk/uploaded_documents/rep-roadmap-v15.doc>.
Ariadne, Spring 2006 Issue 47.
"Ariadne is published every three months by UKOLN. UKOLN is funded by MLA the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council, the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) of the Higher Education Funding Councils, as well as by project funding from the JISC and the European Union. UKOLN also receives support from the University of Bath where it is based."
For more information, please see <http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue47/>.
RLG DigiNews, Volume 10, Number 2, April 2006, RLG.
"RLG DigiNews (ISSN 1093-5371) is a Web-based newsletter conceived by the RLG preservation community and developed to serve a broad readership around the world. It is produced by staff in the Department of Research, Cornell University Library, in consultation with RLG and is published six times a year at <http://www.rlg.org>."
For more information, please see <http://www.rlg.org/en/page.php?Page_ID=20916>.
nestor Newsletter, 08/2006 [21 March 2006].
"This is a newsletter put out by the nestor project. nestor, which stands for 'network of expertise in long-term preservation of digital resources' is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) from 2003 to 2006."
For more information, please see <http://nestor.sub.uni-goettingen.de/newsletter/index.php?lang=en>.
Point to Point
Version 62, Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography, Charles W. Bailey, Jr., Assistant Dean Planning and Development, University of Houston Libraries.
"Version 62 of the Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography is now available. This selective bibliography presents over 2,680 articles, books, and other printed and electronic sources that are useful in understanding scholarly electronic publishing efforts on the Internet. "
For more information, please see <http://epress.lib.uh.edu/sepb/sepb.html>.
Subject Index to Literature on Electronic Sources of Information, by Marian Dworaczek, University of Saskatchewan Library.
"The page-specific 'Subject Index to Literature on Electronic Sources of Information' and the accompanying 'Electronic Sources of Information: A Bibliography' (listing all indexed items) 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 2,300 indexed titles. Both the Index and the Bibliography are continuously updated."
For more information, please see <http://library.usask.ca/~dworacze/SUBJIN_A.HTM>.
Calls for Participation
9th International Conference on Asian Digital Libraries (ICADL 2006), 27 - 30 November 2006, Kyoto, Japan. Call for papers. The submission dates are 10 June 2006, for abstracts, and 20 June 2006, for full papers..
"The International Conference on Asian Digital Libraries (ICADL) is an annual Asian event of international participation focusing on digital libraries and related technologies....ICADL2006 provides an international forum for sharing experiences and up-to-date technologies among researchers, developers, educators, practitioners and policy makers from a variety of disciplines. ICADL2006, as well as the previous ICADL conferences, focuses on the use, adoption and adaptation of digital libraries, which include work surrounding digital libraries and related technologies, the management of knowledge in digital libraries, and the associated usability and social issues."
For more information, please see <http://www.icadl2006.org/>.
International Journal on Semantic Web and Information Systems (IJSWIS): Special Issue on Ontology Matching, special issue editors: Pavel Shvaiko, University of Trento, and Jerome Euzenat, INRIA Rhone-Alpes. Call for papers. The submission deadline for manuscripts is 30 June 2006. (Please contact the editors as soon as possible regarding your intent to submit a paper.).
"Ontology matching is a plausible solution to the semantic heterogeneity problem faced by information management systems. Ontology matching finds correspondences between semantically related entities of the input ontologies. These correspondences can be used for various tasks, such as ontology merging, query answering, data translation, etc. Thus, matching ontologies enables the knowledge and data expressed in the matched ontologies to interoperate....The goal of this special issue is to present recent advances in all the themes related to ontology matching."
For more information, please see <http://www.ijswis.org/>. Intent to submit papers should be sent to Pavel Shvaiko, <email@example.com>, or Jerome Euzenat, <Jerome.Euzenat@inrialpes.fr>
International ACM Workshop on Contextualized Attention Metadata: Collecting, Managing and Exploiting Rich Usage Information (CAMA 2006), 11 November 2006, Arlington, Virginia, USA. (Held in conjunction with the ACM 15th Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM 2006)) Call for papers. The submission date is 4 July 2006.
"Providing flexible efficient access to relevant information remains a challenge. Approaches based on attention metadata present novel opportunities to deal with this challenge. Attention metadata indicate what end users do with specific information objects. End user applications (authoring tools, search tools, repositories, email applications, blogs and wikis) can generate attention metadata. Collecting, managing, merging, analyzing and exchanging these distributed metadata enables smart tools to exploit data about user experiences with heterogeneous tools for more flexible user information interaction, while respecting user privacy. For instance, users of one application can be recommended relevant material, based on their attention given to information that they have interacted with in other applications. This workshop intends to bring together researchers from the relevant fields, so as to discuss recent advances and identify future challenges."
For more information, please see <http://ariadne.cs.kuleuven.be/cama2006/>.
MIR 2006 - 8th ACM SIGMM International Workshop on Multimedia Information Retrieval, In conjunction with ACM Multimedia, October 2006, Santa Barbara, California, USA. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 5 July 2006.
"MIR 2006 is a peer-reviewed meeting for scientific researchers and users to discuss important challenges in multimedia retrieval. Following the success of the seven previous MIR workshops held in conjunction with the ACM Multimedia Conferences, the purpose of the 8th ACM SIGMM International Workshop on Multimedia Information Retrieval (MIR 2006) is to bring together researchers, developers, and practitioners from academia and industry. We are soliciting original papers that address a wide range of issues in multimedia information retrieval."
For more information, please see <http://riemann.ist.psu.edu/mir2006/>.
23rd International Conference on Data Engineering, 16 - 20 April 2007, Istanbul, Turkey. Call for papers. The submission deadlines are 5 July 2006 for abstracts, and 12 July for full papers.
"Data Engineering deals with the use of engineering techniques and methodologies in the design, development and assessment of information systems for different computing platforms and application environments. The 23rd International Conference on Data Engineering provides a premier forum for sharing and exchanging research and engineering results to problems encountered in today's information society."
For more information, please see <http://www.srdc.metu.edu.tr/webpage/icde/>.
Second International Workshop on Formal Ontologies Meet Industry (FOMI), 14 - 15 December 2006, University of Trento, Italy. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 15 July 2006.
"FOMI aims to become an international forum where researchers in different disciplines and practitioners of various industry sectors meet to analyze and discuss issues related to methods, theories, tools and applications based on formal ontologies."
For more information, please see <http://www.loa-cnr.it/fomi/>.
3rd EU eLearning Conference 2006: Technology enhanced learning - Catalyst for Change and Innovation, 4 - 5 July 2006, Helsinki, Finland.
"Against the background of the refocused Lisbon strategy the conference will examine questions such as how new technologies can effectively support innovations in education and training, promote desirable change and support lifelong learning for all. The conference will take a look at the current situation and outline desirable future developments. This year will also be the final year for various EU education programmes, such as Socrates, Leonardo da Vinci and eLearning. Several important parts of the eLearning programme will find continuation in the new Lifelong Learning Programme (2007-2013). The conference will mark the shift from a separate eLearning programme to a more integrated approach of ICT supported lifelong learning. "
For more information, please see <http://www.elearning2006.fi/>.
Ninth International ISKO Conference, 4 - 7 July 2006, Vienna, Austria.
"This conference will be hosted by the Center for Translation Studies and the Institute for Educational Sciences at the University of Vienna. The topic of the conference is: 'Knowledge Organization for a Global Learning Society'."
For more information, please see <http://isko.univie.ac.at/cms2/index.php>.
6th International Workshop on Next Generation Information Technologies and Systems, 4 - 7 July 2006, Kibbutz Shefayim, Israel.
"NGITS 2006 is the sixth conference in a series that was launched in 1993 to promote research on new technologies in information systems. he NGITS conference is a 3-day event that combines keynote addresses, presentations of research papers, discussion panels, technical demonstrations, and social events."
For more information, please see <http://mis.haifa.ac.il/~ngits>.
Fourth International Human.Society Internet Conference (HSI 2006), 5 - 6 July 2006, Seoul, South Korea.
"This Conference aims to provide a forum for discussions and exchange of ideas and information by Internet-related technologists, social scientists, business people, and government policy makers on the impacts of the Internet on humans and the society, solutions of the ill effects of the Internet, and trends in mainstream and emerging Internet applications. "
For more information, please see <http://www.hsi-conf.org/>.
Digital Humanities 2006, 5 - 9 July 2006, Paris, France.
"The joint conference of the Association for Literary and Linguistic Computing and the Association for Computers and the Humanities is the oldest established meeting of scholars working at the intersection of advanced information technologies and the humanities, annually attracting a distinguished international community at the forefront of their fields."
For more information, please see <http://www.allc-ach2006.colloques.paris-sorbonne.fr/>.
THE JISC/CNI Meeting: Envisioning future challenges in networked information, 6 - 7 July 2006, York, United Kingdom.
"The meeting will bring together experts from the United States, Europe 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-2006/>.
International Conference on Information Communication Technologies in Education (ICICTE) 2006, 6 - 8 July 2006, Rhodes, Greece.
"The ICICTE Conference will seek to address the new perspectives of education and training systems imposed by their ever-changing role in an evolving multi cultural social environment."
For more information, please see <http://www.icicte.com/isite/home/>.
3rd International Conference on Cybernetics and Information Technologies, Systems and Applications, 20 - 23 July 2006, Orlando, Florida, USA.
"CITSA '06 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.info-cybernetics.org/citsa2006>.
University of Oxford XML Summer School 2006, 23 - 28 July 2006, Oxford, United Kingdom.
"The innovative curriculum is designed and speakers enlisted by our world renowned chairs. They use their passion for technology to inspire and expand your thinking so that you can apply this new found knowledge to real world application. Speakers are hand picked for their in-depth expertise and ability to convey their experiences to maximise your learning experience."
For more information, please see <http://www.xmlsummerschool.com/>.
13th Annual Summer Conference on Education Technology, 31 July - 3 August 2006, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
"Following 12 years of the annual Syllabus conference for education technology professionals, this summer's program emphasizes the critical impact of cross-departmental teams that drive change on campuses. These teams are comprised of campus visionaries and administrators across technology, academic, and funding areas. Content will be presented in innovative panel discussions and interactive formats that allow you to learn from peers, solve problems you may be facing on campus, and return to your institutions with tools, knowledge, and a blueprint for change."
For more information, please see <http://info.101com.com/default.aspx?id=25597>.
(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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