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May/June 2015
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In Print

Point to Point

Calls for Participation

Goings On

Deadline Reminders


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May/June 2015


In Print

  • Local News in a Digital Age, by Pew Research Center: Journalism & Media staff. Copyright Pew Research Center, 2015.

    "Whether in a tech-savvy metropolis or a city where the town square is still the communication hub, local news matters deeply to the lives of residents. Across three disparate metro areas in the U.S., nearly nine-in-ten residents follow local news closely and about half do so very closely, according to [this] new, in-depth Pew Research Center study, conducted in association with the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation."

  • Preparing the Workforce for Digital Curation, Committee on Future Career Opportunities and Educational Requirements for Digital Curation; Board on Research Data and Information; Policy and Global Affairs; National Research Council. Published by the National Academies Press, 2015.

    "The massive increase in digital information in the last decade has created new requirements for institutional and technological structures and workforce skills. Preparing the Workforce for Digital Curation focuses on education and training needs to meet the demands for access to and meaningful use of digital information, now and in the future. This study identifies the various practices and spectrum of skill sets that comprise digital curation, looking in particular at human versus automated tasks."

  • Environmental Scan 2015, by the ACRL Research Planning and Review Committee, Association of College and Research Libraries, March 2015.

    "[This] environmental scan provides an overview of the current environment for academic libraries rather than an exhaustive examination. The current scan addresses topics related to higher education in general and their resulting impact on library collections and access, research data services, discovery services, library facilities, scholarly communication, and the library's influence on student success."

  • 7 Things You Should Know About Visual Literacy, Copyright 2015 EDUCAUSE, March 2015.

    "Visual literacy is the ability to recognize and critically appreciate meaning in visual content and to use visual elements to create effective communication. Visualizations often provide better ways to tell a story or understand data, and some colleges and universities are making visual literacy coursework part of general education requirements. As the prevalence of visual communication expands, so does the need to develop a critical eye to evaluate visual content for its accuracy and validity. The demand for visual literacy is driving key changes in curricula as visual content becomes a presumptive component of our communication toolbox."

  • Meeting Researchers Where They Start: Streamlining Access to Scholarly Resources, by Roger C. Schonfeld, ITHAKA Issue Brief, March 26, 2015.

    "Instead of the rich and seamless digital library for scholarship that they need, researchers today encounter archipelagos of content bridged by infrastructure that is insufficient and often outdated. These interconnections could afford opportunities to improve discovery and access. But in point of fact, the researcher's discovery-to-access workflow is much more difficult than it should be."

  • DPOE Interview with Sam Meister, by Barrie Howard, IT Project Manager at the Library of Congress, March 24, 2015.

    "This interview is part of a series about digital preservation training inspired by the Library's Digital Preservation Outreach & Education (DPOE) Program. [This] interview is with Sam Meister, University of Montana-Missoula, who is a DPOE Train-the-Trainer Workshop instructor and is also an instructor for the Society of American Archivists Digital Archives Specialist (DAS) Curriculum and Certificate Program."

  • The State of America's Libraries: A Report from the American Library Association 2015, Edited by Kathy Rosa, Ed.D., MSLS Office for Research and Statistics, American Library Association.

    "Libraries provide people of all ages and backgrounds with unlimited possibilities to participate in a media- and technology-enriched society. As community anchors, libraries touch people's lives in many ways and stand as protectorates of the tenets of a democratic government. This report discusses current issues, developments, and practices of academic, school, and public libraries."

  • New Roles for the Road Ahead, by Steven Bell, Lorcan Dempsey, and Barbara Fister. Edited by Nancy Allen. With an afterword by Betsy Wilson. Copyright Association of College and Research Libraries, 2015.

    "ACRL commissioned this series of twenty essays by three librarians from different sectors of the profession for its 75th anniversary to look at the changing nature of academic libraries."

  • Open Access Policy: Numbers, Analysis, Effectiveness, Work Package 3 report: Open Access Policies (PASTEUR4OA project), by Alma Swan, Yassine Gargouri, Megan Hunt and Stevan Harnad, Enabling Open Scholarship, March 2015.

    From the Executive Summary to the report: "The PASTEUR4OA project is focused on Open Access policy developments and is undertaking a number of activities relating to policy, including mapping policies and policy-related activities, and engaging with policymakers and providing them with information about the general policy picture and what makes a policy effective. Work Package 3 involved a set of tasks as follows:

    • Describe and enumerate the policy picture in Europe and around the world
    • Rebuild ROARMAP, the registry of OA policies, including the development of a new, detailed classification scheme that describes policy elements
    • Collect data on the levels of Open Access material in institutional repositories around the world
    • Measure policy outcomes and analyse what elements of a policy contribute to its effectiveness"
  • Library Technology Reports, Volume 50, Number 8, November/December 2014, Copyright 1996-2015, American Library Association.

    "In this issue (all by Nicole Hennig):

    • Chapter 1: App Literacy for Librarians
    • Chapter 2: Evaluating Apps
    • Chapter 3: Mobile Apps in Library Programs
    • Chapter 4: Summary and Further Resources"
  • Informer, Spring 2015, published by the Information Retrieval Specialist Group, BCS.

    "Informer is the quarterly newsletter of the BCS Information Retrieval Specialist Group (IRSG). Its aim is to provide insights and inspiration to researchers and professionals working in all aspects of search and information retrieval. Our articles provide accessible and timely coverage of important topics, ranging from focused, practical advice, to concise overviews of broader topics, and to deeper, research-oriented articles and opinion pieces."

  • ERCIM News, No. 101, Special Theme: 'The Internet of Things & the Web of Things', April 2015.

    "The European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics (ERCIM) aims to foster collaborative work within the European research community and to increase co-operation with European industry. Leading European research institutes are members of ERCIM. ERCIM is the European host of W3C."

  • Issues in Science & Technology Librarianship, Winter 2015, Number 79. Science & Technology Section, Association of College & Research Libraries.

    "Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship publishes substantive content of interest to science and technology librarians. It serves as a vehicle for sci-tech librarians to share successful initiatives and innovative ideas, and to publish peer-reviewed or board-accepted papers, including case studies, practical applications, theoretical essays, web/bibliographies, and research papers relevant to the functions and operations of science and technology libraries in all settings. Through its columns ISTL also publishes reviews, opinions, and best practices."

  • Code4Lib Journal: Special Issue on Diversity in Library Technology, Issue 28, April 15, 2015.

    "The Code4Lib Journal exists to foster community and share information among those interested in the intersection of libraries, technology, and the future....Code4lib isn't entirely about code or libraries. It is a volunteer-driven collective of hackers, designers, architects, curators, catalogers, artists and instigators from around the world, who largely work for and with libraries, archives and museums on technology 'stuff.'"

  • Information Standards Quarterly, Spring 2015, Vol 27, No 1, published by NISO.

    "Information Standards Quarterly (ISQ) is NISO's print and electronic magazine for communicating standards-based technology and best practices in library, publishing, and information technology, particularly where these three areas overlap. ISQ reports on the progress of active developments and also on implementations, case studies, and best practices that show potentially replicable efforts."


Point to Point

  • Learning Management Site for WebJunction's Continuing Education Opportunities.

    "Access to WebJunction's library-specific courses and webinar archives is available for free to all library workers and volunteers across the nation. Through the generous support of OCLC, the Gates Foundation, and many state library agencies across the U.S., WebJunction provides timely and relevant learning content for you to access anytime, from anywhere."

  • ARL Statistics & Assessment Presentations delivered at the American Library Association (ALA) Midwinter Meeting 2015, Association of Research Libraries.

    "Slideshows and the accompanying audio from ARL Statistics & Assessment presentations delivered at the American Library Association (ALA) Midwinter Meeting in Chicago on January 30, 2015, are now freely available on the ARL YouTube channel. The ARL Survey Coordinators and SPEC Liaisons Meeting focused on facilities data and the ARL Library Assessment Forum covered ARL activities, the Library Assessment Conference 2014 and 2016, and the IPEDS Academic Libraries Component."

  • DPC Technology Watch Reports, Digital Preservation Coalition.

    "The DPC Technology Watch Report series is intended as an advanced introduction to specific issues for those charged with establishing or running services for long term access. They identify and track developments in IT, standards and tools which are critical to digital preservation activities. They are commissioned by experts on these developments and are thoroughly scrutinised by peers before being released.."


Calls for Participation

  • 7th International Joint Conference on Knowledge Discovery, Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management - IC3K 2015, 12 - 14 November 2015, Lisbon, Portugal. Call for workshop proposals (submission deadline is 17 June 2015), special session proposals (submission deadline is 26 June 2015), position papers (submission deadline is 14 July 2015), tutorial proposals (submission deadline is 27 July 2015), demos (submission deadline is 27 July 2015), and panel proposals (submission deadline is 27 July 2015).

    "The purpose of the IC3K is to bring together researchers, engineers and practitioners on the areas of Knowledge Discovery, Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management. IC3K is composed of three co-located conferences, each specialized in at least one of the aforementioned main knowledge areas."

  • 7th International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Information Retrieval - KDIR 2015, 12 - 14 November 2015, Lisbon, Portugal. Call for workshop proposals (submission deadline is 17 June 2015), special session proposals (submission deadline is 26 June 2015), position papers (submission deadline is 14 July 2015), tutorial proposals (submission deadline is 27 July 2015), demos (submission deadline is 27 July 2015), and panel proposals (submission deadline is 27 July 2015).

    "Knowledge Discovery is an interdisciplinary area focusing upon methodologies for identifying valid, novel, potentially useful and meaningful patterns from data, often based on underlying large data sets. A major aspect of Knowledge Discovery is data mining, i.e. applying data analysis and discovery algorithms that produce a particular enumeration of patterns (or models) over the data. Knowledge Discovery also includes the evaluation of patterns and identification of which add to knowledge. Information retrieval (IR) is concerned with gathering relevant information from unstructured and semantically fuzzy data in texts and other media, searching for information within documents and for metadata about documents, as well as searching relational databases and the Web. Automation of information retrieval enables the reduction of what has been called 'information overload'."

  • 7th International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Ontology Development - KEOD 2015, 12 - 14 November 2015, Lisbon, Portugal. Call for workshop proposals (submission deadline is 17 June 2015), special session proposals (submission deadline is 26 June 2015), position papers (submission deadline is 14 July 2015), tutorial proposals (submission deadline is 27 July 2015), demos (submission deadline is 27 July 2015), and panel proposals (submission deadline is 27 July 2015).

    "Knowledge Engineering (KE) refers to all technical, scientific and social aspects involved in building, maintaining and using knowledge-based systems....Ontology Development (OD) aims at building reusable semantic structures that can be informal vocabularies, catalogs, glossaries as well as more complex finite formal structures representing the entities within a domain and the relationships between those entities."

  • 7th International Conference on Knowledge Management and Information Sharing - KMIS 2015, 12 - 14 November 2015, Lisbon, Portugal. Call for workshop proposals (submission deadline is 17 June 2015), special session proposals (submission deadline is 26 June 2015), position papers (submission deadline is 14 July 2015), tutorial proposals (submission deadline is 27 July 2015), demos (submission deadline is 27 July 2015), and panel proposals (submission deadline is 27 July 2015).

    "Knowledge Management (KM) is a discipline concerned with the analysis and technical support of practices used in an organization to identify, create, represent, distribute and enable the adoption and leveraging of good practices embedded in collaborative settings and, in particular, in organizational processes....Information Sharing (IS) is a term used for a long time in the information technology (IT) lexicon, related to data exchange, communication protocols and technological infrastructures."

  • DLF Forum 2015, 26 - 28 October 2015, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 22 June 2015.

    "The Digital Library Federation (DLF) is a robust and diverse community of practitioners who advance research, teaching, and learning through the application of digital library research, technology, and services."

  • International Conference on Digital Preservation (iPRES) 2015, 2 - 6 November 2015, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA. Call for posters and demos. The submission deadline is 29 June 2015.

    "iPRES is the premier international conference on the preservation and long term management of digital materials....Poster and demonstration submissions (abstracts of up to 2 pages) are encouraged for posters reporting on emerging issues or work in progress, and also for demonstrations of innovative solutions. These submissions should describe the work to be presented and its contribution beyond the state of the art. Posters and demonstrations will be presented in a dedicated session during the conference."

  • International Conference on Information Society (i-Society 2015), 9 - 11 November 2015, London, United Kingdom. Call for papers. The submission deadline for extended abstracts is 30 June 2015.

    "The i-Society is a global knowledge-enriched collaborative effort that has its roots from both academia and industry. The conference covers a wide spectrum of topics that relate to information society, which includes technical and non-technical research areas."

  • London International Conference on Education, 9 - 11 November 2015, London, United Kingdom. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 1 July 2015.

    "The London International Conference on Education...is an international refereed conference dedicated to the advancement of the theory and practices in education. The LICE promotes collaborative excellence between academicians and professionals from Education."

  • Third International Workshop on Digital Scientific Communication (WDSC 2015): Reuse, Sharing, and Assessment of All Research Products, 18 September 2015, Poznań, Poland. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 5 July 2015.

    "The Workshop in Digital Scientific Communication (WDSC) aims at addressing all issues arising in the attempt of revising current scientific communication practices and surrounding or related ICT or RI technologies in order to deliver to scientists a complete picture of existing research results. The main motivations and challenges are the identification of solutions for partly or fully sharing scope and/or results of the scientific process in order to maximize reusability, accessibility, and assessment of research activities. WDSC takes over the LCPD workshop series (held in Malta 2013 and London 2014, in conjunction with TPDL conferences) from a broader perspective and as such it becomes its natural continuation."

  • 7th International Joint Conference on Computational Intelligence - IJCCI 2015, 12 - 14 November 2015, Lisbon, Portugal. Call for position papers. The submission deadline is 14 July 2015.

    "The purpose of IJCCI is to bring together researchers, engineers and practitioners on the areas of Fuzzy Computation, Evolutionary Computation and Neural Computation. IJCCI is composed of three co-located conferences, each specialized in at least one of the aforementioned main knowledge areas."

  • Tenth International Workshop on Ontology Matching, (collocated with the 14th International Semantic Web Conference ISWC-2015) 11 or 12 October 2015, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 15 July 2015.

    "Ontology matching is a key interoperability enabler for the Semantic Web, as well as a useful tactic in some classical data integration tasks dealing with the semantic heterogeneity problem. It takes the ontologies as input and determines as output an alignment, that is, a set of correspondences between the semantically related entities of those ontologies. These correspondences can be used for various tasks, such as ontology merging, data translation, query answering or navigation on the web of data. Thus, matching ontologies enables the knowledge and data expressed in the matched ontologies to interoperate."

  • Asian Digital Library Conference 2015, 9 - 12 December 2015, Seoul Korea. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 19 July 2015.

    "The 2015 Asian Digital Library Conference will explore digital libraries as a broad foundation for interaction with information and information management in a digital world. Particularly welcome is work relating to the conference theme of providing high-quality digital information, regardless of whether it is raw data streams, numeric, audio-visual, mapping, 3D content, text, social media, compound publications or the metadata that describes the resource and its provenance."


Goings On

  • ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries 2015 (JCDL2015): Large, Dynamic and Ubiquitous – The Era of the Digital Library, 21 - 25 June 2015, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA.

    "Big Data is everywhere – from Computational Science to Digital Humanities, from Web Analytics to traditional libraries. While there do exist significant challenges in other areas, for many the biggest issue of all is a digital libraries one – How do we preserve big data collections? How do we provide access to big data collections? What new questions can we pose against our big data collections? These are all digital libraries questions. How can we, the digital libraries community, stand up in the face of these challenges and inform collection builders, curators, and interface developers how to best solve their challenges? What assumptions have we been working under that no longer hold in light of Big Data? These are some of the timely questions we hope to address at JCDL 2015."

  • Canada International Conference on Education (CICE-2015), 22 - 25 June 2015, Mississauga, Canada.

    "The aim of CICE is to provide an opportunity for academicians and professionals from various educational fields with cross-disciplinary interests to bridge the knowledge gap, promote research esteem and the evolution of pedagogy. The CICE-2015 invites research papers that encompass conceptual analysis, design implementation and performance evaluation."

  • 15th International Conference on Web Engineering (ICWE), 22 - 26 June 2015, Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

    "The 15th edition of ICWE is centered around the theme of 'Engineering the Web in the Big Data Era', hereby highlighting the impact Big Data has on Web engineering research. Big Data promises new data usages contributing to a change in our business practices. As the Web is a valuable producer and consumer of Big Data, it is imperative to analyse what are the implications of the Big Data phenomenon on Web engineering."

  • Towards open science: LIBER 2015, 24 - 26 June 2015, London, United Kingdom.

    "LIBER (Ligue des Bibliotheques Europeennes de Recherche - Association of European Research Libraries) is the main network for research libraries in Europe."

  • 18th International Conference on Business Information Systems, 24 - 26 June 2015, Poznan, Poland.

    "During the 18 years of the BIS conference history, it grew as well renowned event of the scientific community. Every year it joins international researchers for scientific discussions on the development, implementation and application of business information systems, based on innovative ideas and computational intelligence methods. The conference addresses a wide scientific community and experts involved in the development of business computing applications."

  • 2015 Annual ALA Conference, 25 - 30 June, 2015, San Francisco, California, USA.

    "The American Library Association (ALA) is the oldest and largest library association in the world, providing association information, news, events, and advocacy resources for members, librarians, and library users."

  • UMAP2015: 23rd Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization, 29 June - 3 July 2015, Dublin, Ireland.

    "UMAP 2015 will have the theme 'Contextualizing the World', highlighting the significance and impact of User Modelling & Adaptive technologies on a large number of everyday application areas. In order to foster collaboration between academic excellence and industry application UMAP 2015 will include high quality peer-reviewed papers and presentations organized into three main tracks – A Research Track, an Experience Track and an Industry Track."

  • 36th Annual IATUL Conference 2015: Strategic Partnerships for Access and Discovery, 5 - 9 July 2015, Hannover, Germany.

    "The 36th Annual IATUL Conference will be held under the heading 'Strategic Partnerships for Access and Discovery'. The information business has always been about a network of partners working together in library arenas, rather than individual libraries working in isolation. It is abundantly clear that such collaborations are of great strategic importance, especially when it comes to making access to scientific information easier and faster than ever before – for the benefit of our users."

  • 19th World Multi-Conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics: WMSCI 2015, 12 - 15 July 2015, Orlando, Florida, USA.

    "The purpose of WMSCI 2015 is to promote discussions and interactions between researchers and practitioners focused on disciplinary, interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary issues, ideas, concepts, theories, methodologies and applications. We are particularly interested in fostering the exchange of concepts, prototypes, research ideas, and other results which could contribute to the academic arena and also benefit business, and the industrial community."

  • Information and Knowledge Management in Digital Environment: Tallin Summer School, (non-degree course) 13 - 17 July 2015, Tallinn University, Estonia.

    "The Information and Knowledge Management / IKM course focuses on the effective gathering, organisation, storage, creating, sharing, using and website dissemination of information and knowledge within organisations to enhance organizational performance in digital environments. Thus, the process and practice of IKM is a central focus of the course."

  • Conference on Intelligent Computer Mathematics CICM 2015, 13 - 17 July 2015, Washington, DC.

    "As computers and communications technology advance, greater opportunities arise for intelligent mathematical computation. While computer algebra, automated deduction, mathematical publishing and novel user interfaces individually have long and successful histories, we are now seeing increasing opportunities for synergy among these areas."

  • American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) 108th Annual Meeting and Conference, 18 - 21 July 2015, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.

    "Law librarians are working to assert their roles in the rapidly changing and ever-expanding world of legal information management through the connections they make, and by harnessing 'The Power of Connection,' we can propose new initiatives or programs and motivate others to truly shine and succeed."

  • 10th International Joint Conference on Software Technologies - ICSOFT 2015, 20 - 22 July 2015, Colmar, Alsace, France.

    "The purpose of ICSOFT – since 2013 designated as the International Joint conference on Software Technologies – is to bring together researchers, engineers and practitioners working in areas that are either related to new software paradigm trends or to mainstream software engineering and applications. ICSOFT is composed of two co-located conferences, each specialized in the aforementioned areas. Together, ICSOFT-PT and ICSOFT-EA aim at becoming a major meeting point for software engineers worldwide."

  • Science and Information Conference 2015, 28 - 30 July 2015, London, United Kingdom.

    "The Science and Information (SAI) Conference is a premier venue for researchers and industry practitioners to share their new ideas, original research results and practical development experiences from Computer Science, Electronics and Communication related areas."

  • Fourth International Conference on Future Generation Communication Technologies (FGCT 2015), 29 - 31 July 2015, Luton (near London), United Kingdom.

    "This conference is designed for teachers, administrators, practitioners, researchers and scientists in the development arenas. It aims to provide discussions and simulations in the communication technology at the broad level and broadcasting technology and related technologies at the micro level. Through a set of research papers, using innovative and interactive approach, participants can expect to share a set of research that will prepare them to apply new technologies to their work in teaching, research and educational development amid this rapidly evolving landscape."

Deadline Reminders

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