Strategies for Building Digitized Collections, by Abby Smith, September 2001, Pub102, Digital Library Federation and the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR), ISBN 1-887334-87-4, 41 pp. $20.00 in print format.
The following is excerpted from the abstract to the report. The abstract and report are available in HTML format at the CLIR web site <http://www.clir.org/pubs/reports/reports.html>. The report is also available in PDF format and may be ordered from CLIR in paper format:
"In this report, Abby Smith synthesizes the nearly 10 years' experience that libraries have had digitizing items from their rare, special, and general collections, and making them available online. The learning she uncovers is distilled in and extended by several case studies conducted in leading digital libraries with very different digitization programs. Smith demonstrates that digitization programs work best where their role within a library's collection development strategy is clearly understood, and she identifies several roles that such programs can play....The report is...much more than a strategic guide for individual institutions; it is a route map that points important directions for the library community as a whole."
For the HTML version of the report, please see <http://www.clir.org/pubs/reports/pub101/contents.html>.
Digital Curation: Digital Archives, Libraries, and e-Science, Meeting Report by Philip Pothen, JISC (Joint Information Systems Committee), DNER (Distributed National Electronic Resource), October 2001.
This report, which may be downloaded in RTF format, is about an invitational seminar held 19 October in the UK and sponsored by the Digital Preservation Coalition and the British National Space Centre. The seminar was organized to "raise the profile of the Open Archival Information System Reference Model (OAIS) standard in the UK and share practical experience of digital curation in the digital library sector, archives, and e-sciences."
The seminar was organized in four sessions: 1. The OAIS Reference Model and Digital Archive Certification; 2. Data Curation and the Grid; 3. Curation of Digital Collections; and 4. Where Next? (a panel discussion). Speakers were from the US and the UK and from government and academic organizations. Speakers' presentation slides, in PowerPoint format, are also available at the seminar web site.
For more information, please see <http://www.jisc.ac.uk/dner/preservation/digitalarchives.html>.
Proceedings of the 2000 Sino-United States Symposium and Workshop on Library and Information Science Education in the Digital Age. November 5-10, 2000; Wuhan, China., D.E. Perushek, Editor, Pub102, Council on Library and Information Resources, 2001, 84 pp., ISBN 1-887334-86-6.
Papers from the plenary sessions of the Sino-United States Symposium and Workshop on Library and Information Science Education in the Digital Age are presented in this report from the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR). The report is available in PDF format at the CLIR web site at <http://www.clir.org/pubs/reports/reports.html>. Paper copies are not currently available. The following is excerpted from the abstract of the report:
"These papers, written by leading Chinese and American educators, provide a snapshot of the educators' concerns at a time when the digital environment is bringing about rapid, fundamental change in libraries. As Diane Perushek notes in her introduction, there is a high degree of commonality in the concerns expressed by participants from both countries, despite the quite different paths that the library profession has followed in each."
The PDF version of the report is at <http://www.clir.org/pubs/reports/pub102/pub102.pdf>.
Managing Digital Video Content: presentations from the two-day Workshop on Current and Emerging Standards for Managing Digital Video Content, held 15 - 16 August 2001.
Grace Agnew, ViDe Video Access Working Group Chair, has announced the availability of presentations from the Managing Digital Video Content conference. Some of the presentations are available in RealVideo and some are available as PowerPoint slides. The talks include:
Presentations on "Digital Video and Audio Content Management Implementations" are also avaialbe, including those by:
Keynotes by Clifford Lynch, Coalition for Networked Information, and Jane Hunter, Distributed Systems Technology Centre (DSTC), Australia, are also available.
For further information, please see the conference web site at <http://www.vide.net/conferences/>.
Point to Point
EEVL: The Internet Guide to Engineering, Mathematics, and Computing, a collaborative service run and hosted by Heriot-Watt University, Cranfield University, the University of Birmingham and the University of Ulster. Newly updated in November 2001.
On November 8, Roddy MacLeod, EEVL Manager at Heriot-Watt University, announced that the EEVL service has been newly updated. The following is an excerpt of his announcement:
"EEVL provides access to quality networked engineering, mathematics and computing resources and aims to be the national focal point for online access to information in these subjects."
"The new service allows cross-searching of all three subjects from the home page, and in addition there are searchable and browsable sections for each subject. Colour coding and logos have been used to identify each area."
"The new design incorporates an 'index card' concept for the search sections. The cross-search includes a web page search engine, using mnoGoSearch, and other features include searching by Key Sites, ranking of results, various 'advanced' searching capabilities from the EEVL Catalogue search page and elsewhere, additional resource type filters, an improved Recent Advances in Manufacturing service, updated 'hot links', etc."
For further information, please see the EEVL web site at <http://www.eevl.ac.uk/>.
IP @ The National Academies, National Academy of Sciences, 2001.
The weekly email newsletter What's New @ national-academies.org for November 9, 2001, listed a new web site from the Academies on intellectual property (IP), describing the web site as follows: "From Internet content protection to human gene patenting, intellectual property rights in many forms have emerged from legal obscurity to public debate. A new Web site serves as a guide to the National Academies' extensive work on intellectual property and a forum to discuss ongoing work."
Topics covered at the web site include: antitrust, copyright, database protection, licensing, patent administration, and others, and the site is continuously updated. The site offers a discussion list, newsletter, calendar of events, and a library of IP-related documents.
Please note that use of material on the IP @ The National Academies web site is subject to copyright restrictions.
For further information, please see the Academies IP web site at <http://ip.nationalacademies.org/>.
Calls for Participation
Museums and the Web 2002, 17 - 20 April 2002, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Call for Participation. The submission deadline is 30 November 2001.
The sixth annual Museums and the Web (MW2002) conference is planned as an "international venue to review the state of the Web in arts, culture, and heritage". The program will address Web-related issues for museums, archives, libraries and other cultural institutions.
"Speakers from around the world will summarize their activities in sessions and panels. Pre-conference workshops will provide in-depth study of methods and issues in design, development, evaluation and maintenance of heritage Web sites. Throughout MW2002, a variety of session formats including the Crit Rooms, a Usability Lab, and Demonstrations offer diverse modes of presentation. An Exhibit Hall features the latest in commercial technology and services. A variety of evening social events ensure plenty of opportunity to build your personal network."
A Call for Participation has been issued for papers, site demonstrations, online activity hosting, and workshops.
For further information, please see <http://www.archimuse.com/mw2002/>.
2002 LITA National Forum: Making Connections, 11 - 13 October 2002, Houston, Texas, USA. Call for Proposals. The submission deadline is 7 January 2002.
"Information technology in libraries today is all about making connections -- technical/physical ones, connections among resources, connections between users and resources, and connections with peers working on these important issues. The Forum Committee is particularly interested in presentations on the forging of these connections in today’s library and information environment. Proposals on all aspects of library and information technology are welcome."
Presentations must have a technological focus and must pertain to libraries and/or be of interest to librarians. Possible proposal topics include, but are not limited to:
"Presenters will receive a discounted registration to the 2002 Forum. They are required to submit handouts one month in advance for the Forum notebook, and handouts will be made available on the Web site after the event."
"To submit a proposal, send the following via email (in ASCII, Word or RTF format):
Submit proposals to: email@example.com, Mary Taylor, Executive Director, Library and Information Technology Association.
For further information, please see <http://www.lita.org/forum02/propcall.html>.
IASSIST 2002: Accelerating Access, Enhancing Collaboration and Dissemination, 11 - 15 June 2002, Storrs, Connecticut, USA. Call for Papers. The submission deadline is 11 January 2002.
"The International Association for Social Science Information Service and Technology (IASSIST) invites submissions for papers, panel discussions, poster/demonstration sessions and workshops for its 28th annual conference to be hosted by The Roper Center for Public Opinion Research and the Thomas J. Dodd Center at the University of Connecticut."
"IASSIST conferences bring together data professionals, data producers and data analysts from around the world who are engaged in the creation, acquisition, processing, maintenance, distribution, preservation, and use of numeric social science data for research and instruction."
"Accelerating Access is a theme that characterizes the ever increasing demand for quantitative and qualitative data through the Internet. Our key goal as data providers is to ensure user communities can gain access to and effectively use quantitative and qualitative resources. The conference this year will focus on the capabilities both of Internet technology and of the wider data community in providing support to and partnering with the research and education infrastructure. The influence of evolving web environments for data producers, data archives/data libraries, and end-users will be a key area of exploration. The conference will include papers on collaboration between data professionals and researchers in metadata dissemination and in integration projects, particularly those that have evolved from emerging standards for describing data and documentation. We will also examine the legal and political barriers to web-based data access, and the role of virtual data access in new and emerging economies."
"Focus of papers and presentations for review:
JCDL 2002, Joint Conference on Digital Libraries, 14 - 18 July 2002, Portland, Oregon, USA. Call for Papers. The submission deadline is 14 January 2002.
"The Joint Conference on Digital Libraries is a major international forum focusing on digital libraries and associated technical, practical, and social issues. JCDL encompasses the many meanings of the term "digital libraries", including (but not limited to) new forms of information institutions; operational information systems with all manner of digital content; new means of selecting, collecting, organizing, and distributing digital content; and theoretical models of information media, including document genres and electronic publishing."
"Digital libraries are distinguished from information retrieval systems because they include more types of media, provide additional functionality and services, and include other stages of the information life cycle, from creation through use. Digital libraries can be viewed as a new form of information institution or as an extension of the services libraries currently provide."
"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."
"Participation is sought from all parts of the world and from the full range of disciplines and professions involved in digital library research and practice, including computer science, information science, librarianship, archival science and practice, museum studies and practice, technology, medicine, social sciences, and humanities. All domains -- academe, government, industry, and others -- are encouraged to participate as presenters or attendees."
For further information, please see <http://www.ohsu.edu/jcdl/>.
Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian (B&SSL). Call for Submissions. The submission deadline is 31 January 2002.
"From its inception in 1979, Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian has focused on the production, collection, organization, dissemination, retrieval, and use of information in the social and behavioral sciences. The broad scope of the audience includes librarians and information specialists, collection development administrators, and library educators, as well as scholars, teachers, policymakers, publishers, and database producersall professionals with a common interest in the use of information in the behavioral and social sciences."
"Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian continues to publish unusual or interesting bibliographies and checklists as well as descriptions of collections or other institutional resources. The journal also seeks articles that study characteristics of social sciences literatures and studies of user behavior. In addition, B&SSL publishes manuscripts analyzing Internet resources and electronic databases in the social and behavioral sciences. It features a wide range of material befitting its audience, including:
"The professional disciplines that are specifically targeted for inclusion in this influential journal include the core fields of anthropology, sociology, economics, psychology, education, political science, and those parts of history relying on social scientific methods and approacheslanguage and area studies and the study of special populations, such as Latin American studies, ethnic studies, and womens studies."
"Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian includes the more applied fields in the social sciences, among them business, public administration, social work, criminal justice, and psychosocial approaches to health care. If it deals with human social life and behavior and is focused on information, it is relevant."
For further information, please see <http://www-rohan.sdsu.edu/~mstover/bssl.htm>.
Trans-European Telecommunication Networks for Access to Europe's Cultural Heritage, TEN-Telecom, Directorate-General Information Society, The European Commission. Call for Project Proposals. The submission deadline is 31 January 2002.
The European Commission has launched a call for project proposals under its TEN-Telecom programme. This call for proposals is aimed at the implementation of projects of common interest in the field of trans-European telecommunication networks. The 'Networks for Access to Europe's Cultural Heritage projects specifically offer opportunities for multimedia applications arising from cooperation between libraries, museums and audio-visual archives.
The objective of the projects in this category is "to create the conditions for the deployment of multimedia applications giving access to the European cultural heritage (collections and materials held in libraries, museums and audio-visual archives) and developing models allowing a fair return on investment, even if many content holdings organisations operate on a non-profit basis."
"The successful deployment of these applications requires the creation of co-operation frameworks between media, cultural, legal and governmental actors and due consideration to legal constraints affecting the exploitation of applications (copyright, licensing). Applications should be interoperable and based on accepted standards and protocols for digitisation and data exchange, thus allowing a global, multilingual access to European cultural heritage." Projects should be undertaken in:
"Intermuseum virtual exhibitions. Current technology allows the implementation of virtual exhibitions by bringing together multimedia information from various collections or from inside a museum. The objective is to develop new frameworks for virtual and thematic exhibitions enabling art trends to be known by a large public."
"Multimedia exhibitions adapted to tourism can also increase tourists understanding and appreciation of Europes cultural heritage. Furthermore, they can support the dissemination and promotion of Europe's cultural wealth, as well as contribute to preserving cultural awareness."
"Cultural heritage and education. The use of multimedia by teachers is becoming increasingly routine as an aid to teaching students. The integration of these products into school and university courses has to be addressed from both the museum and educational perspective. The objective is to stimulate the deployment of educational multimedia products exploiting Europe's cultural heritage."
American Library Association Poster Sessions, ALA 2002 Annual Meeting, 15 - 17 June 2002, Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Call for Poster Sessions. The submission deadline is 31 January 2002.
Poster sessions are an effective forum for the exchange of information and a means to communicate ideas, research, and programs. Poster sessions might present:
"Poster session participants place materials such as graphs, diagrams, pictures, data, and narrative text on 4' x 8' boards. No electrical support or Internet connections are available in the poster session area. During their assigned time periods, participants informally discuss their presentations with conference attendees."
Poster session categories include, but are not limited to:
For further information, please see <http://www.lib.iastate.edu/ala/>.
ASIS&T 2002 Annual Meeting: Knowledge, Connections and Community, 18 - 21 November 2002, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Call for Participation. The submission deadline is 4 February 2002.
"The first years of the new millennium and recent world events have cast into bold relief the role played by information in a complex global society. We are seeing a new awareness of the importance of the free flow of necessary and time-sensitive information and the technologies that support it. Information organization, access and transfer are more than ever recognized as essential elements in all aspects of business and daily interaction. That information plays a profound role in building and sustaining community on a local and global scale has been vividly demonstrated by the reactions of individuals and institutions when faced with a major disaster. The ability of our institutions to react to cataclysmic events has been shown to be dependent on an information infrastructure that is stable, secure and adaptable, highlighting the roles of disaster preparedness and preservation. The information technologies which we have begun to take for granted have, when challenged, been dynamically adapted to new situations. The 2002 ASIS&T conference will provide an opportunity to explore these and other information phenomena and their contribution to the transformation of our society."
"Papers, posters and presentations are solicited in a wide variety of information and technology related areas, including (but not limited to):
Ethical, social, political, legal and economic issues related to the role of information in society, such as privacy, copyright, information policy.
People and information use cultural and behavioural issues, the digital divide, collaboration and community, role of the WWW.
Information production and delivery, electronic publishing and dissemination.
Information management, organization and access, including classification and representation, metadata, taxonomies, indexing, XML, information architecture, digital libraries.
Information retrieval information system performance, search engines, natural language processing, data mining, intelligent retrieval, multi- and cross-lingual retrieval. Interactivity user and usability studies, design of interfaces, visualization.
Technologies for computing and networking information communication, collaboration, information security, e-commerce."
"The conference themes will be explored by keynote and invited speakers, and through refereed papers, posters, panels, and technical sessions. Participation is invited through submission of papers and posters, and proposals for panels, technical and other sessions on topics related to the general themes."
Types of submissions include:
Contributed Papers, which should present original research and will be refereed. Accepted papers will be published in the Conference Proceedings.
Technical Panel Sessions, which can be proposed and developed by individuals, by ASIS&T Special Interest Groups (SIGs), by outside organizations, or collaboratively.
Posters Sessions, which will offer an opportunity to present new and promising work and preliminary results, and to invite questions and discussions on ongoing work.
Special Sessions and Other Formats, which are welcome from individuals or organizations for innovative formats such as debates, discussion groups, demonstrations or other sessions that would be of interest to conference participants.
For further information, please see <http://www.asis.org/am02cfp.html>.
American Historical Association 2002 Annual Meeting, 3 - 6 January 2002, San Francisco, California, USA.
"The American Historical Association (AHA) is a nonprofit membership organization promoting historical studies, the collection and preservation of historical documents and artifacts, and the dissemination of historical research. As the largest historical society in the United States, the AHA serves as the umbrella organization for historians working in every period and geographical area. Among its 15,000 members are faculty at secondary schools and two- and four-year colleges and universities, history graduate students, independent historians, and historians in museums, historical organizations, libraries and archives, government, and business."
Many of the profession's most distinguished members will be present to deliver papers at the association's 116th annual meeting. 876 scholars, including 91 foreign scholars, will participate in this three-day meeting. "In addition, nearly 50 specialized societies will meet in conjunction with the AHA. Each society will hold its own sessions, luncheons, and/or meetings, as well as some joint sessions with the Association. Wm. Roger Louis of the University of Texas at Austin will deliver the presidential address the evening of January 4, and the Awards for Scholarly Distinction, the Eugene Asher Distinguished Teaching Award, the Beveridge Family Teaching Prize, the William Gilbert Award, the Gutenberg-e Prizes, the John E. O'Connor Film Award, the Nancy Lyman Roelker Mentorship Award, and the 2001 Honorary Foreign Member will be announced. In addition, nineteen book prizes will be awarded."
For further information about the AHA 2002 Annual Meeting, please see <http://www.theaha.org/annual/>.
Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS), 7 - 10 January 2002, Big Island, Hawaii, USA.
Since 1968 HICSS "has been a forum for the interchange of ideas in all areas of information systems and technology. The objective of HICSS is to provide a unique environment in which researchers and practitioners in the information, computer and system sciences can exchange ideas, techniques and applications. To realize this objective and to facilitate lively discussion and interaction, the number of available registrations is limited."
"HICSS-35 offers nine tracks:
"Papers in each of these tracks have in recent years made significant contributions to the application of information systems technology. Many have been republished in various journals, transactions and magazines, or have appeared as chapters in books. All manuscripts are rigorously reviewed by people actively involved in each paper's subject area."
"The week's events consist of advanced seminars, tutorials, workshops, open forums, task forces, plenary lectures, a distinguished guest lecture, and the daily presentation of accepted manuscripts which emphasize research and development activities in several areas of the system sciences. The best papers, selected by the program committee in each of these areas, are given an award at the meeting. There is a high degree of interaction and discussion among the conference participants because the meeting is conducted in a workshop-like setting. All registrants are expected to attend the entire conference and actively engage in these discussions."
"The advanced seminars, tutorials, workshops, and special presentations are available for conference registrants at no additional cost. Each is designed to be an intensive short course that serves as a survey of the state-of-the-art knowledge in each subject area, and to lay the foundation for some of the related paper sessions in the conference. Printed and electronic versions of the proceedings are also included in the registration fee."
For further information, please see <http://www.hicss.hawaii.edu/>.
2002 ALISE Annual Conference, Association for Library and Information Science Education, 15 - 18 January 2002, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
The mission of the Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) is to "promote excellence in research, teaching, and service for library and information science education."
Participants of the ALISE 2002 conference, themed Jazz Mosaic-Faculty Recruitment in a New Key, will "explore questions and design strategies to insure the continuing health of library and information science education ... The array of issues is complex and touches on every aspect of our work: How will we replace ourselves? Where and how will we recruit new faculty for our programs? How can we assure a diverse workplace in our schools and colleges? With divergent curricula and the pressing needs of the information professions, how can we serve all interests? And who will become the deans and directors in the increasingly competitive and entrepreneurial world of higher education administration? Students, faculties, university administrators, and the employers who hire our graduates share an interest in the broad theme of this conference."
"The conference program retains many traditional ALISE events. But there is more: This conference is designed specifically for active participation by all attendees. Sessions such as the new Knowledge Café will involve input from everyone as we collectively design strategies that will transcend this conference."
"Benefits of attending the conference include:
For further information, please see <http://www.alise.org/nondiscuss/conference_main.html>.
National Learning Infrastructure Initiative (NLII) 2002 Annual Meeting, Innovative Practice, Policy, and Partnerships: A New Alignment, 27 - 29 January 2002, San Diego, California, USA.
Part of the meeting will showcase exemplary efforts taking place at NLII member institutions and organizations that tie closely with the NLII's mission critical issues and goals. The program will also highlight case studies of efforts that may not have been entirely successful, but from which lessons have been learned that are worth of sharing with others. Some sessions will also provide examples of "systematic and systemic" practices (i.e., integrated combinations of programs, policies, and practices) that result in enterprise-wide transformation that is scaleable and sustainable. Presentations have been categorized into the following tracks:
For further information, please see <http://www.educause.edu/nlii/meetings/sandiego2002/>.
BOBCATSSS 2002: Human Beings and Information Specialists, 28 - 30 January 2002, Portoroz, Slovenia.
"BOBCATSSS stands for a series of annual symposiums organised by European universities in the field of Library and Information Education and Research under the umbrella of EUCLID (European Association for Library and Information Education and Research). Target groups of the BOBCATSSS-Symposiums are information specialists, students, and professors in the field of Library and Information Education and Research, employees of libraries and information departments...The name BOBCATSSS is an acronym and describes a university network. The letters stand for the first letters of city names of related universities of the establishing period: Budapest, Oslo, Barcelona, Copenhagen, Amsterdam, Tampere, Stuttgart, Szombately, Sheffield." Subsequent members have joined.
"Every year a different European university organises the symposium. It's exceptional that teams of students plan and realise both the contents and the management of these symposiums as a part of their studies. Due to this they profit a lot by border-crossing team work with other European countries and cultures. The students organise the symposiums creatively, individually, informatively and therefore provide a special quality for the symposiums."
2002 theme topics include, but are not limited to:
For further information, please see <http://www.bobcatsss.de/left.htm>.
SAINT-2002: Sharing an Internet Vision, 28 January - 1 February 2002, Nara City, Nara, Japan.
"The Internet has rapidly grown into being an integral element of the infrastructure of society. A wide variety of services and applications have been developed on the Internet that have propelled the human civilization into a new dimension. However, there are still abundant opportunities, driven by the market's demands, to create new applications and services. This conference focuses on Internet applications that are considered novel and timely. It provides a forum for engineers and scientists in academia, industry, and the government to share their latest research results in Internet applications, and to present their underlying technologies." The advance program was not available as of 14 November, but papers were invited on the following topics:
Four special-topic workshops are offered:
For further information, please see <http://www.icse.eecs.uic.edu/home/index.asp>.
Super Conference 2002, Ontario Library Association, 31 January - 2 February 2002, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
"With 4,000 members, the Ontario Library Association is Canada's largest library organization. Super Conference is Canada's largest continuing education event in librarianship. Within the Super Conference event is the country's largest library tradeshow. Typically, Super Conference badges over 3,000 participants including over 2,200 paying practitioners. Around 200 events serve the educational, networking and practical needs of delegates."
"Super Conference plays host to some of the world's leading speakers, including Her Excellency the Hon. Adrienne Clarkson, Governor General of Canada, Roch Carrier, John Ralston Saul, Pamela Wallin, Nobel Prize winner John Polanyi, Susan Eng, Maude Barlow, David Suzuki, Kaycee Hale, Buckminster Fuller, Knowlton Nash, John Carver, Don Tapscott and the Vatican's Fabio Schiaterella, to name but a few."
"Internationally prominent library specialists have been a feature of every conference the Association has ever held. Each year, internationally famous library leaders and advocates like Clifford Lynch, Karla Stoffle, Charles McClure, Patricia Glass Schuman, Ernie Ingles, Will Manley, David Loertscher, Ken Haycock, Keith Curry Lance and Peter Hernon join hundreds of other speakers to share their experience and expertise."
For further information, please see <http://www.accessola.org/superconference2002/>.
International Spring School on the Digital Library and E-publishing for Science and Technology, 3 - 8 March 2002, CERN, Switzerland.
A one-week course on digital libraries and e-publishing will be held on the premises of CERN in Switzerland from 3 - 8 March 2002. The course has been especially developed for librarians in the fields of science and technology. The course is being organised by Ticer B.V. and Tilburg University, renowned for their International Summer School on the Digital Library, in co-operation with the CERN Scientific Information Service and the Los Alamos National Laboratory Research Library. The course director is Rick Luce, Research Library Director at Los Alamos National Laboratory.
The course is aimed at providing knowledge support to academic libraries, research libraries, and publishers in the current transitional phase and to identify new roles and opportunities for them. The programme is designed for library managers, librarians, reference librarians, subject specialists, publishers and other information professionals in the fields of science and technology. Advanced libraries will mainly be addressed, without excluding the less technically advanced libraries.
For further information about the learning objectives, subjects,and lecturers, please see the full press release announcing the course at <http://cwis.kub.nl/~ticer/spring02/publicat/pressrel.htm>.
NINCH Copyright Town Meetings 2001: Creating Policy, 19 November 2001, Eugene, Oregon, USA. For more information, please see <http://www.ninch.org/copyright/townmeetings01/2001.html> or call 541.346.3053.
You've digitised but now what?, 23 November 2001, Bristol, United Kingdom. For more information, please see <http://www.tasi.ac.uk/training/bookingform.html#bf13>.
WEDELMUSIC 2001, International Conference on Web Delivery of Music, 23 - 24 November 2001, Florence, Italy. For more information, please see <http://www.wedelmusic.org/wedelmusic2001/>.
SEARCC 2001: Enhancing Business Value by Applying Technology, the South East Asia Regional Computer Confederation, 26 - 29 November 2001, Auckland, New Zealand. For more information, please see <http://www.nzcs.org.nz/searcc2001/>.
Library Management in The Knowledge Age: an Introduction For First-Time & Aspiring Managers, the OCLC Institute, 28 - 29 November 2001, St. Louis, Missouri, USA. For further information, please see <http://www.oclc.org/institute/events/LibraryManagementInTheKnowledgeAge_11-28-2001.htm>.
7th International Conference on Technology Supported Learning & Training, 28 - 30 November 2001, Berlin, Germany. For more information, please see <http://www.online-educa.com/>.
3rd e-ICOLC, International Coalition of Library Consortia in Europe, 29 November - 1 December 2001, Espoo, Finland. For further information about the ICOLC and conferences in North America, please visit http://www.library.yale.edu/consortia/>. For more information about the 3rd e-ICOLC congress, please see <http://www.lib.helsinki.fi/finelib/eicolc.html>.
ICDM'01: 2001 IEEE International Conference on Data Mining, 29 November - 2 December 2001, San Jose, California, USA. For further information, please see <http://kais.mines.edu/~xwu/icdm/main-01.shtml>.
Museums and the Web 2002, Archives & Museum Informatics, April 17 - 20 2002, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 30 November 2001. For more information, please see <http://www.archimuse.com/mw2002/>.
DLM-FORUM 2002, 7 - 8 May 2002, Barcelona, Spain. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 30 November 2001. For more information, please see <http://europa.eu.int/historical_archives/dlm_forum/doc/forum2002call.pdf>.
The ALA/Information Today, Inc. Library of the Future Award, Application deadline: 1 December 2001. For further information, please see <http://www.ala.org/work/awards/appls/lofappl.html>.
International Conference on Multimedia & Expo, 26 - 29 August 2002, Lausanne, Switzerland. Call for Papers. The submission deadlines are:
Esther J. Piercy Award, Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS). Call for Nominations. The nomination deadline is 1 December 2001. For more information, please see <http://www.ala.org/alcts/awards/piercy.html>.
Eighth Annual Reference Research Forum, Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), American Library Association, June 2002, Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Call for Proposals. The deadline for submissions is 1 December 2001. Please send submissions to: Eric Novotny, Arts and Humanities Library, University Libraries, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802-1803. Fax: 814-863-7502. E-mail: <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
EDUCAUSE Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference - Visions, Expectations, and Reality: The Implications of Pervasive Computing, 3 - 4 December 2001, Baltimore, Maryland, USA. For further information, please see <http://www.educause.edu/conference/marc/2001/>.
The Electronic Library: strategic, policy and management issues, 9 - 14 December 2001, Loughborough, United Kingdom. (The seminar is limited to 40 participants, and early registration is recommended.) For more information, please see <http://www.britishcouncil.org/networkevents/2000/0134p.htm>.
The 4th International Conference of Asian Digital Libraries (ICADL 2001), Digital Libraries: Dynamic Landscapes for Knowledge Creation, Dissemination and Management, 10 - 12 December 2001, Bangalore, India. For further information, please see <http://www.icadl2001.org/>.
2002 International Symposium on Technology and Society (ISTAS'02): Social Implications of Information and Communication Technology, 6 - 8 June 2002, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 13 December 2001. For more information, please see <http://www4.ncsu.edu/~jherkert/istas02.html>.
ProMAC 2002: Breakthrough with Project Management - In the Era of Global Revolution by IT, 31 July - 2 August 2002, Singapore. Call for Papers. The submission deadline for abstracts is 15 December 2001. For further information, please see <http://www.ntu.edu.sg/MPE/ProMAC2002/>.
Isadore Gilbert Mudge, R.R. Bowker Award. Nominations sought. The deadline for nominations is 15 December 2001. For further information, please see <http://libweb.uoregon.edu/admnpers/scholarships.html>. Please send nominations and supporting documentation to: Danise G. Hoover, Associate Librarian for Public Services and Chair, Mudge Award Committee, Hunter College Library, 695 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10021. Questions concerning this award may be sent to Danise Hoover at <email@example.com>.
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