Learning Objects from Cultural and Scientific Heritage Resources, Digicult Thematic Issue 4, October 2003, Information Science Technologies (IST).
"Heritage institutions need to improve their relevance for the education sector and lifelong learners in attractive, efficient and sustainable ways. DigiCULT experts discuss learning objects: highly interoperable and reusable modular building blocks for e-learning content."
This issue can be downloaded in low resolution at <http://www.digicult.info/downloads/digicult_thematicissue4_lres.pdf>, or at high resolution at <http://www.digicult.info/downloads/digicult_thematicissue4_hres.pdf>.
Digicult Issue 5: A Newsletter on Digital Culture, October 2003, Information Science Technologies (IST).
"The DigiCULT project is a support measure within the Information Society Technologies Programme, which provides a technology watch mechanism for the cultural and scientific sector....Issue 5 focuses on 4 different types of online media archive, introduces ASP and HLT technologies, describes two European networks and considers open source solutions."
Digicult Issue 5 can be downloaded as a PDF file, <http://www.digicult.info/downloads/digicultinfo_issue5_october_2003.pdf>.
An Economic Analysis of Scientific Research Publishing, a report commissioned by the Wellcome Trust, October 2003 (revision).
"The report has been published to support constructive dialogue between key players in the scientific publishing fieldpublishers, researchers, academic institutions and funders. The ultimate aim of this dialogue would be to develop a publishing system that meets the needs of all groups, and best promotes the public good of scientific workthat is, disseminates research outputs to all who have an interest in them."
The report may be accessed in PDF format from the Wellcome web site at <http://www.wellcome.ac.uk/en/1/awtpubrepeas.html>.
Building an Electronic Records Archive: Letter Report, Committee on Digital Archiving and the National Archives and Records Administration, National Research Council, National Academy of Sciences, 2003.
This open letter to Dr. Kenneth Thibodeau "offers comments on the ERA program's draft request for proposals (DRFP) and the attached requirements document (RD) and ERA deployment concept (ERA DC) that were made available for public review in August 2003."
This document is not for sale but may be read online at <http://books.nap.edu/catalog/10843.html>.
Archiving E-Journals Consultancy - Final Report, Maggie Jones, (commissioned by the Joint Information Systems Committee), October 2003.
"This report examines the major issue of continuing access to licensed e-journal content and potential solutions....The report covers both major UK and international initiatives and includes 13 recommentaions for future action." Neil Beagrie, Digital Preservation Coalition.
The report is available in PDF format at <http://www.jisc.ac.uk/uploaded_documents/ejournalsfinal.pdf>.
Point to Point
UK Academic E-Print Repositories, Resource Discovery Network (RDN), ePrints Project.
"This resource lists over two dozen e-print repositories based in the United Kingdom."
For further information, please see <http://www.rdn.ac.uk/projects/eprints-uk/repositories>.
InternetPolicy.net, Weblog of the Global Internet Policy Initiative (GIPI)
"The Global Internet Policy Initiative (GIPI) supports adoption in developing countries of the legal and policy framework for an open and democratic Internet. The project works with local stakeholders in consultative, coalition-based efforts to promote the principles of a decentralized, accessible, user-controlled, and market-driven Internet."
The GIPI weblog on Internet policy is at <http://gipi.typepad.com/internetpolicy>.
The ISMIR web site is making available presentation slides from the ISMIR 2003 conference held in Baltimore, Maryland, in October 2003. The slides are still being sent and mounted on the site, so check back periodically for new content.
The ISMIR 2003 presentation slides are at <http://ismir2003.ismir.net/presentations.html>.
Calls for Participation
26th European Conference on Information Retrieval (ECIR-04), 5 - 7 April 2004, Sunderland, United Kingdom. Call for posters. The deadline for submission is 7 January 2004.
"The British Computer Society's Information Retrieval Specialist Group's annual European Conference on Information Retrieval (ECIR'04) is the main European forum for the presentation of new research results in the field of Information Retrieval."
For further information, please see <http://ecir04.sunderland.ac.uk>.
Libraries in the Digital Age (LIDA) 2004, 25 - 29 May, 2004, Dubrovnik and Mljet, Croatia. Call for papers. The submission date for papers and workshop proposals is 10 January 2004.
"The general aim of the annual conference and course Libraries in the Digital Age (LIDA), started in 2000, is to address the changing and challenging environment for libraries and information systems and services in the digital world, with an emphasis on examining contemporary problems, advances and solutions."
For further information, please see <http://knjiga.pedos.hr/lida/>.
Seventh International Symposium on Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETD 2004), 3 - 5 June 2004, Lexington, Kentucky, USA. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 15 January 2004.
"ETD 2004 provides a forum to share the latest developments in authoring, archiving, sharing, preserving, indexing, and accessing electronic theses and dissertations and the digital libraries that support them."
For further information, please see the Call for Papers at <http://www.uky.edu/ETD/ETD2004/cfp.html>.
Canadian Association for Information Science/L'association canadienne des sciences d l'information (CAIS/ACSI) 2004 Annual Conference, 3 - 5 June 2004, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 16 January 2004.
The theme for this conference is "Access to Information: Technologies, Skills, and Socio-Political Context".
For further information, please see <http://www.cais-acsi.ca/calls.htm>.
27th Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference, 25 - 29 July 2004, Sheffield, United Kingdom. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 26 January 2004.
"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."
For further information, please see <http://sigir.org/sigir2004/>.
2004 American Library Association Annual Conference, 26 - 28 June, Orlando, Florida, USA. Call for posters. The submission deadline is 30 January 2004.
"Applications for presenting poster sessions at the 2004 American Library Association Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida, are now being accepted."
An application form is available on the poster session website at <http://www.lib.iastate.edu/ala>.
Challenges for Image and Video Retrieval, 21 - 23 July 2004, Dublin, Ireland. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 30 January 2004.
"CIVR2004 is seeking original high quality submissions addressing innovative research in the broad field of image and video retrieval. A unique feature of the conference is the high level of participation from practitioners."
For further information, please see <http://www.civr2004.org>.
MMM2004, 10th International Multi-Media Modelling Conference, 5 - 7 January 2004, Brisbane, Australia
"MMM will provide a forum to discuss the efficient representation, processing, interaction, integration, communication, and retrieval of multimedia information. In particular, MMM'04 will concentrate on common modelling frameworks for integrating the diverse fields of visual, audio, video, and virtual World information."
For further information, please see <http://sky.fit.qut.edu.au/~chenp/MMM2004>.
HICSS-37, Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, 5 - 8 January 2004, Big Island, Hawaii, USA.
"Since 1968 the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS) has become a respected a forum for the substantive 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 frankly exchange and discuss their research ideas, techniques and applications."
For further information, please see <http://www.hicss.hawaii.edu/>.
Rare Book School (RBS), Course on Electronic Texts and Images, 5 - 9 January 2004, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA.
"A practical exploration of the research, preservation, editing, and pedagogical uses of electronic texts and images in the humanities."
For further information, please see the Rare Book School web site at <http://www.virginia.edu/oldbooks>. A description of the particular course "Electronic Texts and Images" is at <http://www.virginia.edu/oldbooks/bulletin/libraries.html#etext>.
ALISE 2004, 6 - 9 January 2004, San Diego, California, USA.
"The 2004 ALISE Conference will focus on the many new configurations and relationships in which Schools of Library and Information Studies, of whatever nomenclature, find themselves. While new relationships are not forged without negotiation and sometimes awkwardness, they have provided new opportunities and positioned LIS to move front and center in our universities and in the changing information environment."
For further information, please see <http://www.alise.org/conferences/index.shtml>.
IUI/CADUI 2004, Intelligent User Interfaces and Computer-Aided Design of User Interfaces, 13 - 16 January 2004, Island of Madeira, Portugal.
"IUI is an annual conference that has served as the principal international forum for reporting outstanding research and applications in intelligent user interfaces."
For further information, please see <http://www.iuiconf.org>.
Fifth Australasian User Interface Conference (AUIC), 18 - 22 January 2004, Dunedin, New Zealand.
"The Australasian User Interface Conference (AUIC) is a technology-focused forum for user interface researchers and practitioners from Australia and New Zealand, and throughout the world. The conference, which is one of several conferences that constitute the Australasian Computer Science Week, provides an opportunity for workers in the areas of HCI, CSCW and pervasive computing to meet with colleagues and with others in the broader computer science community. "
For further information, please see <http://www.cosc.canterbury.ac.nz/auic>.
IS&T/SPIE 16th Annual Symposium on Electronic Imaging, 18 - 22 January 2004, San Jose, California, USA
"With over two dozen conferences, the EI Symposium has become the premier international event in Electronic Imaging....Electronic Imaging will continue its tradition of providing conferences on new and exciting topics while remaining focused on core technologies spanning this increasingly diverse field of research. The conferences will continue to provide the depth so necessary to today's researcher along with short courses, panel discussions, and poster sessions."
For further information, please see <http://electronicimaging.org/call/04/>.
SIS 2004, 22nd Annual Convention and Conference of Society for Information Science, Digital Information Exchange: Pathways to Build Global Information Society, 21 - 23 January 2003, Chennai City, New Delhi, India.
The main theme of the conference is "Digital Information Exchange: Pathways to Build Global Information Society, and sub-themes include: "Information Access Management", "Next Generation Search Engines"; "Rendering Technologies"; "Current Issues and Future Directions in Digital Libraries"; "Formats and Standards"; "Web based Services for Selected User Groups"; "E-Publishing"; "Digital Resources"; "Open Source Material and Open Access Initiatives"; "E-Commerce Application"; "Webometrics"; "Best Practices" on the above issues or any other related issues.
For further information, please see <http://www.cenlib.iitm.ac.in/sis2004/>.
DIAL 2004, International Workshop on Document Image Analysis for Libraries, 23 - 24 January 2004, Palo Alto, California, USA.
"This is a 100% participation workshop aimed at bringing together researchers, practitioners and users interested in new technologies that help integrate imaged and encoded documents within digital libraries such that ideally, everything that can be done with encoded documents can also be done with imaged documents."
For further information, please see <http://www.cedar.buffalo.edu/DIAL2004/>.
FUTUREGROUND, Design Research Society (DSR) 2004 International Conference, 17 - 21 November 2004, Melbourne, Australia. Call for Papers. The deadline for submissions is 28 November 2003. For further information, please see <http://futureground.monash.edu/papers.html>.
SIS 2004, 22nd Annual Convention and Conference of Society for Information Science, Digital Information Exchange: Pathways to Build Global Information Society, 21 - 23 January 2004, Chennai, India. Call for Papers. The deadline for submissions is 30 November 2003. For further information, please see <http://www.cenlib.iitm.ac.in/sis2004>.
Challenges for a Ubiquitous Identity, 23 - 30 April 2004, Bilbao, Valencia, Spain. Call for Communications. The deadline for submissions is 30 November 2003. For further information, please see <http://www.ciberart-bilbao.net/congreso_en.htm>.
ICME 2004, IEEE 2004 International Conference on Multimedia and Expo, 27 - 30 June 2004, Taipei, Taiwan. Call for Papers. The deadline for submissions is 1 December 2003. For further information, please see <http://www.icme2004.org/>.
IMLS Fall 2003 Museum Grants Announcements. Call for Grant Proposals. The deadline for submissions is 1 December 2003.
For further information, please see <http://www.imls.gov/grants/dedln/index.htm>.
Making Historical Content Available on the Web, 1 December 2003, London, United Kingdom. To register for the workshop or to obtain further information, please contact Carmel Banfield at the OCLC PICA Birmingham, United Kingdom office via: Email <firstname.lastname@example.org>; Tel +44 121 456 4656; Fax: +44 121 456 4680.
Information Architecture Summit 2004 - Breaking New Ground, ASIS&T, 28 - 29 February 2004, Austin, Texas, USA. Call for Papers. The deadline for submission of case studies, presentations, tutorials and panels is 31 October 2003. The deadline for submission of posters is 5 December 2003. For further information, please see <http://www.asis.org/Conferences/IA04/index.html>.
CUMREC 2004: Spicing Up Technology, 9 - 12 May 2004, Austin, Texas, USA. Call for Proposals. The deadline for submissions is 5 December 2003. For further information, please see <http://www.cumrec.org/cumrec2004>.
Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) Fall 2003 Task Force Meeting, 8 - 9 December 2003, Portland, Oregon, USA. For further information, please see <http://www.cni.org/tfms/2003b.fall/index.html>.
Syllabus Fall 2003, 5th Annual Boston-area Education Technology Conference, Trends and Transformations: The New Educational Enterprise, 8 - 10 December 2003, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. For further information, please see <http://www.syllabus.com/conf/index.asp>.
ICADL 2003, 6th International Conference of Asian Digital Libraries, Digital Libraries: Technology and Management of Indigenous Knowledge for Global Access, 8 - 11 December 2003, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. For further information, please see <http://www.ftsm.ukm.my/icadl2003/index.html>.
PAKDD 2004, 8th Pacific-Asia Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining, 26 - 28 May 2004, Sydney, Australia. Call for Papers. The deadline for submissions is 9 December 2003. For further information, please see <http://www.deakin.edu.au/~pakdd04/>.
Focus on Access: a Workshop on Building Digital Collections and Services, 10 - 12 December 2003, Cape Town, South Africa. For further information, please see <http://www.ched.uct.ac.za/cil/dils/focus/>.
WISE 2003, 4th International Conference on Web Information Systems Engineering, 10 - 12 December 2003, Rome, Italy. For further information, please see <http://www.dis.uniroma1.it/~wise03/dinamico/>.
CALIBER 2004, Convention on Automation of Libraries in Education and Research Institutions, Road Map to New Generation of Libraries Using Emerging Technologies, INFLIBNET, 11 - 13 February 2004, New Delhi, India. Call for Papers. The deadline for submissions is 15 December 2003. For further information, please contact V.J. Vijayakumar at <email@example.com>.
Nominations sought for 2004 ASCLA awards, Century Scholarship, Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA), American Library Association (ALA). Call for Nominations. The deadline for submissions is 15 December 2003. "For more information, please see the full press release at <http://www.ala.org/Template.cfm?Section=Press_Releases&template=/contentmanagement/
contentdisplay.cfm&ContentID=41328>, visit the ASCLA Web site at <http://www.ala.org/Content/NavigationMenu/ASCLA/ASCLA.htm> and/or contact Eileen Hardy at the ASCLA Office, 800/545-2433, ext. 4398 or 312/280-4398, e-mail: <firstname.lastname@example.org>. The chair of the ASCLA Awards Committee is Barratt Wilkins, <email@example.com>."
RUSA Awards Program, Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), American Library Association (ALA). Call for Nominations. The deadline for submissions is 15 December 2003. For further information, please see <http://www.ala.org/RUSAMAINTemplate.cfm?Section=RUSA>.
CODATA / ERPANET Workshop on the Selection, Appraisal and Retention of Scientific Data, 15 - 17 December 2003, Lisbon, Portugal. For further information, please see <http://www.aib.it/aib/aibcur/age/w0312/a031217.htm>.
Journal of Digital Libraries, Special issue on Digital Museums. Call for papers. The deadline for submissions is 31 December 2003. For further information, please contact Jen-Shin Hong <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Martin Doerr, <email@example.com>, or Jieh Hsiang, <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
5th ICICTE, International Conference on Information Communication Technologies in Education, 1 - 3 July 2004, Samos Island, Greece. Call for Papers. The deadline for submissions is 31 December 2003. For further information, please see <http://www.ineag.gr/ICICTE/>.
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