Digital Images in Education: Realising the Vision, Edited by Leona Carpenter and Caren Milloy with Lorraine Estelle and Jane Williams. Published by JISC Collections, October 2007
" In 2005, the JISC Images Working Group set about formalising its vision for the provision of digital images in UK higher and further education. In doing so, it consulted widely among those with an interest in creating, using and managing images for teaching, learning and in academic research, for the vision was to be strongly grounded in community needs and concerns. This book provides a comprehensive view of the digital image landscape by setting out:
For more information, please see <http://www.jisccollections.ac.uk/catalogue/images_book.aspx>.
Sharing, Privacy and Trust in Our Networked World: A Report to the OCLC Membership, Copyright© 2007, OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc., September 2007
"The practice of using a social network to establish and enhance relationships based on some common ground shared interests, related skills, or a common geographic location is as old as human societies, but social networking has flourished due to the ease of connecting on the Web. This OCLC membership report explores this web of social participation and cooperation on the Internet and how it may impact the library's role..."
For more information, please see <http://www.oclc.org/reports/sharing/>. This report may be downloaded at no charge. Print copies of the report are available for purchase as well.
Canadian Digital Information Strategy, Draft. Comments accepted until 23 November.
From the Introduction: "Digital information and networked technologies are key drivers of economic growth and social well-being in the 21st century. It is clear that the nations that nurture their digital information assets and infrastructure will prosper; those that do not will fall behind. Canada must act quickly and decisively. We must ensure that the needs of all Canadians-private citizens, scientists, creators, industry, students, and workers-are met. We must also make certain that the fundamental values of our nation, such as bilingualism, multiculturalism, inclusiveness, and equity, are reflected in the digital realm. This can only be accomplished with a strategic approach; one that is highly coordinated and involves all of those engaged in the creation, preservation and dissemination of digital information."
For more information, please see <http://www.collectionscanada.ca/cdis/index-e.html>.
What's New in Digital Preservation Bulletin, Issue 16.
"'What's New' is a summary of selected recent activity in the field of digital preservation, compiled by Najla Semple for the Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) and Gerard Clifton of the National Library of Australia. Items are compiled from the Preserving Access to Digital Information (PADI) Gateway and the digital-preservation and padiforum-l mailing lists, although additional or related items of interest may also be included. Issue 16 features news from a range of organisations and initiatives, including the Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC), Digital Curation Centre (DCC), JISC (UK), The National Archives (UK), DigitalPreservationEurope, nestor, the Koninklijke Bibliotheek (National Library of the Netherlands), the US National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program (NDIIPP), and the PLANETS and CASPAR projects."
For more information, please see <http://www.dpconline.org/graphics/whatsnew/issue16.html>.
Planets Newsletter, Issue 2.
"The newsletter describes the project's first annual review, project progress, the new project manager, the second annual joint conference with CASPAR and DPE, as well as the goals for the coming months. Planets Preservation and Long-term Access through Networked Services, is a four-year project co-funded by the European Union under the Sixth Framework Programme to address core digital preservation challenges."
For more information, please see <http://www.planets-project.eu/news/?id=1191035894>.
Repositories Research Team Newsletter , September 2007. (The Repositories Research Team is a collaboration between UKOLN and CETIS.)
"The purpose of this newsletter is to provide specialised information to all those interested in Digital Repositories Research. This special issue is packed with useful information about the various activities the JISC Repositories Research Team have been and are involved in the area of Digital Repositories."
For more information, please see <http://www.ukoln.ac.uk/repositories/newsletter/>.
Digital Document Quarterly, Volume 6, Number 2, 2Q2007, HMG Consulting.
The publisher describes this issue as follows: "The core of DDQ 6(3) is the beginning of a critique of Information Science. This critique, planned to continue in future DDQ numbers, explores the proposition that Information Science will not resolve current uncertainties about its place as an academic discipline on a par with Computer Science, but instead will fade within two decades, with its concerns becoming topics in more enduring university faculties."
For more information, please see <http://home.pacbell.net/hgladney/ddq_6_3.htm>.
ERCIM News, Issue 71, October 2007 Special theme: Technology-Enhanced Learning.
"ERCIM News is the magazine of ERCIM (the European Research Consortium) for Informatics and Mathematics. It reports on joint actions of the ERCIM partners, and aims to reflect the contribution made by ERCIM to the European Community in Information Technology. Through short articles and news items, it provides a forum for the exchange of information between the institutes and also with the wider scientific community. ERCIM News is published quarterly."
For more information, please see <http://ercim-news.ercim.org/>.
Journal of Electronic Publishing (JEP), Volume 10, Issue 3.
"The Journal of Electronic Publishing (JEP) is a forum for research and discussion about contemporary publishing practices, and the impact of those practices upon users. Our contributors and readers are publishers, scholars, librarians, journalists,students, technologists, attorneys, retailers, and others with an interest in the methods and means of contemporary publishing. At its inception in January 1995, JEP carved out an important niche by recognizing that print communication was in the throes of significant change, and that digital communication would become an important and in some cases predominant means for transmitting published information."
For more information, please see <http://www.journalofelectronicpublishing.org/>.
LIBRES, Volume 17, Issue 2, September 2007.
"LIBRES is an international refereed electronic journal devoted to new research in Library and Information Science. LIBRES is distributed through a listserver, and an ftp site. Listserver subscribers are notified of new issues through the distribution of a table of contents to LIBRES, LIBREF-L, and any other e-conferences requesting the service. "
For more information, please see <http://libres.curtin.edu.au/>.
Point to Point
Selected Papers from the International Cultural Heritage Informatics Meeting, 24 - 26 October 2007, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, produced by Archives & Museum Informatics.
"ICHIM speakers frame major issues and present important findings from practical experiences in Cultural and Heritage Informatics. Proposals have been peer-reviewed by an international Program Committee in a very competitive process. "
For more information, please see <http://www.archimuse.com/ichim07/speakers/index.html>.
ISMIR Proceedings, Papers from the ISMIR Conferences from 2000 - 2007.
"A cumulative list of all past papers and posters from ISMIR (the International Conferences on Music Information Retrieval) is available here with direct access to the PDF file when available. The type is PAP (for refereed paper), INV (for invited paper) and POS (for poster). The thumbnails at the bottom allow one to select a list sorted by author or by year. "
For more information, please see <http://www.ismir.net/proceedings/>.
Papers from the 6th European Networked Knowledge Organization Systems (NKOS) Workshop, (Workshop at the 11th ECDL Conference, Budapest, Hungary) 21 September 2007.
"All presentations of the NKOS workshop at ECDL 2007 are available."
For more information, please see <http://www.comp.glam.ac.uk/pages/research/hypermedia/nkos/nkos2007/programme.html>.
Papers from the 2007 International Conference on the Preservation of Digital Objects (iPRES2007), held 11 - 12 October 2007, at the National Science Library, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China.
"iPRES 2007 brought together imminent experts to discuss and share the most exciting new developments in preservation of digital objects."
For more information, please see <http://ipres.las.ac.cn/program.jsp>.
The Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography, Version 69: 9/25/2007.
"The Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography (SEPB) presents selected English-language articles, books, and other printed and electronic sources that are useful in understanding scholarly electronic publishing efforts on the Internet. Most sources have been published between 1990 and the present; however, a limited number of key sources published prior to 1990 are also included. Where possible, links are provided to sources that are freely available on the Internet."
For more information, please see <http://www.digital-scholarship.org/sepb/sepb.html>.
Calls for Participation
IASTED International Conference on Internet and Multimedia Systems and Applications (EuroIMSA 2008), 17 - 19 March 2008, Innsbruck, Austria. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 1 December 2007.
"IASTED's International Conference on Internet and Multimedia Systems and Applications will be an opportunity for international research scientists, engineers, and practitioners to present their latest research, ideas, developments, and applications in these fields. EuroIMSA 2008 will include keynote addresses, contributed papers, and tutorials on a wide range of topics. All papers submitted to this conference will be evaluated by at least two reviewers. Acceptance will be based primarily on originality and contribution."
For more information, please see <http://www.iasted.org/conferences/home-612.html>.
4th International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies (WEBIST), 4 - 7 May, 2008, Funchal, Madeira, Portugal. Call for papers. The submission deadline for position papers is 7 December 2007.
"The purpose of the 4th International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies (WEBIST) is to bring together researchers, engineers and practitioners interested in the technological advances and business applications of web-based information systems. The conference has four main track, covering different aspects of Web Information Systems, including Internet Technology, Web Interfaces and Applications, Society, e-Communities, e-Business and, last but not least, e-Learning."
For more information, please see <http://www.webist.org/>.
IMLS Calls for Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Grant Applications, Institute for Museum and Library Services. Call for proposals. The submission deadline is 17 December 2007.
"The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) invites libraries, archives, and library agencies, associations, and consortia to apply for the Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian grant program.
"The program supports efforts to recruit and educate the next generation of librarians, as well as the faculty who will prepare them for careers in library science. It also supports grants for research related to library education and staffing needs; curriculum development; early career development programs for tenure-track library and information science faculty; and continuing education and training for current librarians and their staff. Guidelines are available on the IMLS Web site (PDF, 436 KB)."
For more information, please see <http://www.imls.gov/news/2007/091807c.shtm>.
34th International Association for Social Science Information (IASSIT) Annual Conference, 27 - 30 May, 2008, Palo Alto, California, USA (Web site for this conference not yet available). Call for papers, session, and poster/demonstration proposals. The submission deadline is 17 December 2007.
"'Technology of Data: Collection, Communication, Access and Preservation' The 34th International Association for Social Science Information Services and Technology (IASSIST) annual conference will be held at the Stanford University, Palo Alto, California, USA, May 27-30, 2008. This year's conference, Technology of Data: Collection, Communication, Access and Preservation, examines the role of technology and tools in various aspects of the data life cycle."
"The theme of this conference addresses how technology can affect aspects of data stewardship throughout the data lifecycle. The methods and media by which data are collected, shared, analyzed and saved are ever-changing, from punch cards and legal pads to online-surveys and tag clouds. There has been an explosion of data sources and topics; vast changes in compilation and dissemination methods; increasing awareness about access and associated licensing and privacy issues; and growing concern about the safeguarding and protection of valuable data resources for future use. The 2008 conference is an opportunity to discuss the role of technology past, present, and future in all of these arenas."
For more information, please see the Call for papers at <http://iassistblog.org/?p=79>.
Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program, Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) Grant Application. Call for proposals. The submission deadline is 17 December 2007..
"This program supports projects to develop faculty and library leaders, to recruit and educate the next generation of librarians, and to conduct research on the library profession and support early career research on any area of library and information science by tenure-track, untenured faculty in graduate schools of library and information science. It also supports projects to attract high school and college students to consider careers in libraries, to build institutional capacity in graduate schools of library and information science, and to assist in the professional development of librarians and library staff."
For more information, please see <http://www.imls.gov/applicants/grants/21centuryLibrarian.shtm>.
2008 ISPIM Conference - Open Innovation: Creating Products and Services through Collaboration, 15 - 18 June 2008, Tours, France. Call for papers. The submission deadline for abstracts is 31 December 2007.
"The concept of Open Innovation (OI) has emerged from concerns related to the costs and efficiency of R&D efforts. OI seeks to improve R&D by leveraging external relationships such that costs are shared and new revenues can be generated through new resource combinations. OI raises some fundamental managerial and research questions, such as: How OI is best adopted and what are the implications for change management and HR? What management and cultural issues does OI raise both within and across organisations? How are partner search and selection, relationship definition and management best approached? What is the impact on knowledge management, learning and risk management? Which IP, licensing and spin-off and revenue generation strategies are relevant? And what impact does OI have on SMEs and university-industry relations? Submissions from academics, consultants and managers on OI and other innovation-related topics are strongly encouraged."
For more information, please see <http://www.ispim.org/conference/>.
Sustainable Digital Data Preservation and Access Network Partners (DataNet), National Science Foundation (NSF) Solicitation number 07-601. Call for proposals. The preliminary proposal submission deadline is 7 January 2008.
"Science and engineering research and education are increasingly digital and increasingly data-intensive. Digital data are not only the output of research but provide input to new hypotheses, enabling new scientific insights and driving innovation. Therein lies one of the major challenges of this scientific generation: how to develop the new methods, management structures and technologies to manage the diversity, size, and complexity of current and future data sets and data streams. This solicitation addresses that challenge by creating a set of exemplar national and global data research infrastructure organizations (dubbed DataNet Partners) that provide unique opportunities to communities of researchers to advance science and/or engineering research and learning."
For more information, please see <http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2007/nsf07601/nsf07601.htm>.
Elpub 2008 - Open Scholarship: Authority, Community and Sustainability in the Age of Web 2.0, 25 - 27 June 2008, Toronto, Canada. Call for papers. The submission deadline for abstracts is 20 January 2008.
"The ELPUB 2008 conference will focus on key issues on the future of scholarly communications resulting from the intersection of semantic web technologies, the development of cyberinfrastructure for humanities and the sciences , and new dissemination channels and business models. We welcome a wide variety of papers from members of these communities whose research and experiments are transforming the nature of scholarly communications."
For more information, please see <http://www.elpub.net/>.
17th International World Wide Web Conference, 21 - 25 April 2008, Beijing, China. Call for panel proposals and posters. The submission deadline for both is 25 January 2008. (The deadline for papers has passed.).
"The first WWW conference was held in 1994 at CERN, where the Web was born. Since then, the conference series has become the premier venue for academics and industry to present, demonstrate, and discuss the latest ideas about the Web. The technical program for the five-day conference will include refereed paper presentations, plenary sessions, panels, and poster sessions. The WWW2008 program will also include Tutorials and Workshops, a "WWW in China" track, a W3C track, a Developers track, and Exhibitions."
For more information, please see <http://www2008.org/>.
World Library and Information Congress: 74th IFLA General Conference and Council, 10 - 14 August 2008, Québec, Canada. Call for papers. The submission deadline for abstracts is 30 January 2008.
"The IFLA annual congress provides an opportunity to present library research and outcomes in Information Technology and Innovation in a multi-disciplinary international forum. The IFLA Information Technology Section invites technologists, librarians and other interested parties working in the field of library systems to submit proposals for papers in a 2-hour session in Quebec. The session theme is Enabling access to the global library - Small is Beautiful: Distributed deployment of library services for small and special libraries."
For more information, please see <http://www.ifla.org/IV/ifla74/index.htm>.
2008 American Library Association Annual Conference, 26 June - 2 July 2008, Anaheim, California, USA. Call for posters. The submission deadline is 31 January 2008.
"Applications for presenting poster sessions at the 2008 ALA Annual Conference are now being accepted. An application form is available on the poster session website at <http://www.lib.jmu.edu/org/ala/> for both US and international submissions."
For more information, please contact Candace Benefiel, Chair of the ALA Poster Session Review Panel, <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Joint Conference on Digital Libraries 2008 (JCDL 2008), 15 - 20 June 2008, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 1 February 2008.
"Since 2001, the Joint Conference on Digital Libraries has served as the major international forum focused 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. "
For more information, please see <http://www.jcdl2008.org/>.
Library Assessment Conference: Building Effective, Sustainable, Practical Assessment, 4 - 6 August 2008, Seattle, Washington, USA. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 1 February 2008.
"The Association of Research Libraries, the University of Virginia Library, and the University of Washington Libraries are pleased to announce the second Library Assessment Conference: Building Effective, Sustainable, Practical Assessment....The conference goal is to support and nurture the library assessment community through a mix of invited speakers, contributed papers and posters, workshops, and engaging discussion. The conference is geared toward library and information professionals and researchers with responsibility for or an interest in the broad field of library assessment with an emphasis on (but not limited) to North American academic libraries."
For more information, please see <http://www.libraryassessment.org/>.
2008 International Conference on Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Genomics and Chemoinformatics (BCBGC-08), 7 - 10 July 2008, Orlando, Florida, USA. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 4 February 2008.
"BCBGC brings together both academic and industrial scientists and developers from a diverse range of disciplines including bioinformatics, computer science, computational biology, genomics, proteomics and chemoinformatics. One of the main goals of the conference is to promote the dissemination of research to a multidisciplinary audience and to facilitate communication among researchers in different fields."
For more information, please see <http://www.promoteresearch.org/2008/bcbgc/index.html>.
Sixth International Conference on Content-Based Multimedia Indexing (CBMI'08), 18 - 20 June 2008, London, United Kingdom. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 5 February, 2008.
"CBMI is the main international forum for the presentation and discussion of the latest technological advances, industrial needs and product developments in multimedia indexing, search, retrieval, navigation and browsing. Following the five successful previous events (Toulouse 1999, Brescia 2001, Rennes 2003, Riga 2005, and Bordeaux 2007), CBMI'08 will be hosted by Queen Mary, University of London in the vibrant city of London. The focus of CBMI'08 is the integration of what could be regarded as unrelated disciplines including image processing, information retrieval, human computer interaction and semantic web technology with industrial trends and commercial product development."
For more information, please see <http://cbmi08.qmul.net/>.
Strategic Technologies for Cyberinfrastructure (STCI), National Science Foundation (NSF) Solicitation PD 06-7231. Call for proposals. The Full Proposal Target Date is 14 February 2008.
"The primary purpose of the Strategic Technologies for Cyberinfrastructure Program (STCI) is to support work leading to the development and/or demonstration of innovative cyberinfrastructure services for science and engineering research and education that fill gaps left by more targeted funding opportunities. In addition, it will consider highly innovative cyberinfrastructure education, outreach and training proposals that lie outside the scope of targeted solicitations."
For more information, please see <http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=500066&org=OCI&sel_org=OCI&from=fund>.
3rd Indian International Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IICAI-07), 17 - 19 December 2007, Pune, India.
"The primary goal of the conference is to promote research and developmental activities in AI and related fields in India and the rest of the world. Another goal is to promote scientific information interchange between AI researchers, developers, engineers, students, and practitioners working in India and abroad. The conference will be held every two years to make it an ideal platform for people to share views and experiences in AI and related areas."
For more information, please see <http://www.iiconference.org/>.
2008 International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces (IUI 2008), 13 - 16 January 2008, Canary Islands, Spain.
"IUI 2008 is the annual meeting of the intelligent interfaces community and serves as the principal international forum for reporting outstanding research and development on intelligent user interfaces."
For more information, please see <http://www.iuiconf.org/>.
AIRS 2008: Asia Information Retrieval Symposium, 16 - 18 January 2008, Harbin, China.
"The Asia Information Retrieval Symposium aims to bring together researchers and developers to exchange new ideas and latest achievements in the field of information retrieval (IR). The scope of the symposium covers applications, systems, technologies and theory aspects of information retrieval in text, audio, image, video and multi-media data."
For more information, please see <http://ir.hit.edu.cn/airs2008/index.html>.
The role of NUKAT union catalog in shaping the society of knowledge in Poland (International conference on the 5th anniversary of NUKAT union catalog of Polish research libraries), 23 - 25 January 2008, Warsaw, Poland.
"[This conference is] organized by Warsaw University Library, NUKAT Center and Research Libraries Division of Polish Librarians Association."
For more information, please see <http://www.nukat.edu.pl/konf2008/?l=en&s=11>.
BOBCATSSS 2008: Providing Access to Information for Everyone, 28 - 30 January 2008, Zadar, Republic of Croatia.
"BOBCATSSS is an annual symposium organised by students at a number of universities in Europe. It takes place under the auspices of EUCLID (European Association for Library and Information Education and Research) and deals with themes from library and information science. Every year it is organized, managed and filled with content by students from an Eastern and Western European university. The universities have in common that they educate in the field of Library and Information sciences. Target groups of the BOBCATSSS-Symposiums are information specialists, students, professors in the field of Library and Information Education and Research and employees of libraries and information departments."
For more information, please see <http://www.bobcatsss2008.org/>.
Integrating Access to Digital Course Materials, 28 January - 8 February 2008, online workshop.
"This workshop will explore how integrating the various methods our campuses use to provide access to digital educational course materials can achieve long-term efficiencies and facilitate institutional compliance with copyright law."
For more information, please see <http://www.umuc.edu/cip/ipa/workshops.shtml#integratingaccess>.
DRF International Conference 2008: Open Access and Institutional Repository in Asia-Pacific, 30 - 31 January 2008, Osaka, Japan.
"Open access is a movement aiming to have all scholarly outputs available free online, which now becomes a world-wide trend of scholarly communication, endorsed by Budapest, Bethesda, and Berlin declarations. To realize the ideal, institutional repositories have been introduced throughout the world....DRFIC 2008 will focus on the open access movement in the world... in order to contribute to better scholarly communication."
For more information, please see <https://www.tulips.tsukuba.ac.jp/DRFIC2008/index_en.php>.
First ACM International Conference on Web Search and Data Mining (WSDM 2008), 11 - 12 February 2008, Stanford, California, USA.
"WSDM (pronounced "wisdom") is a brand new ACM conference intended to be complementary to the World Wide Web Conference tracks in search and data mining. The pace of innovation in these areas has reached a level that requires more than one premier annual venue."
For more information, please see <http://www.wsdm2008.org/>.
Building a Community that Values Academic Integrity, 25 February - 7 March 2008, online workshop. (Early registration by February 8.)
"Studies show that establishing a community of shared academic values fosters academic integrity in the classroom. However, establishing that community may be more difficult when students adopt the values of a digital "remix" culture that challenges the traditional understanding of authorship. How do institutions foster academic integrity values in light of changing cultural norms? Are there special techniques and tools required? Are the best tools to use in preventing academic dishonesty "technical" like Turnitin.com? And are there additional legal and ethical issues involved when using technical measures to prevent academic dishonesty?"
"Goals for the course:
For more information, please see <http://www.umuc.edu/cip/ipa/workshops.shtml#AI>.
IEEE DEST 2008: IEEE Conference on Digital Ecosystems and Technologies, 26 - 29 February 2008, Phitsanulok Thailand.
"The main conference theme is to strengthen ICT to support different digital ecosystems, especially focusing on the architectural triangle between industries, human endeavours and advanced ICT. It includes conceptual frameworks, architectures, self-organising infrastructures, swarm intelligence, ambient intelligence, autonomous agents, e-humanities, social networks, and service-oriented collaborative platforms. A special theme of this conference is collaboration instead of unbridled competition and ICT based catalyst effect in a number of domains to produce networked enriched communities."
For more information, please see <http://www.ieee-dest.curtin.edu.au/2008/tracks.php#trackE-humanities>.
(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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