Current Models of Digital Scholarly Communication: Results of an Investigation Conducted by Ithaka for the Association of Research Libraries, by Nancy L. Maron and K. Kirby Smith, Association of Research Libraries, November 2008.
From the Preface to the report: "This study is intended to support librarians, scholars and researchers, campus and association leaders, along with other interested constituencies navigating shifting patterns of scholarly communication. It presents new landmarks for those who want to engage in further exploration. But, it also provides a basis for ongoing dialog about how best to advance positive change in scholarly communication."
For more information, please see <http://www.arl.org/bm~doc/current-models-report.pdf>.
The ECAR Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology, 2008, EDUCAUSE Center for Applied Research, 2008.
From the Abstract to the study: "This 2008 ECAR research study is a longitudinal extension of the 2004, 2005, 2006, and 2007 ECAR studies of students and information technology. The study is based on quantitative data from a spring 2008 survey of 27,317 freshmen and seniors at 90 four-year institutions and eight two-year institutions; student focus groups that included input from 75 students at four institutions; and analysis of qualitative data from 5,877 written responses to open-ended questions. In addition to studying student ownership, experience, behaviors, preferences, and skills with respect to information technologies, the 2008 study also includes a special focus on student participation in social networking sites."
For more information, please see <http://www.educause.edu/ers0808/135156>.
A Survey of Digital Humanities Centers in the United States, by Diane M. Zorich, CLIR (Council on Library and Information Resources) pub 143. November, 2008. 78 pp. $25., ISBN 978-1-932326-31-4. (Download in PDF also available.)
"In preparation for the 2008 Scholarly Communications Institute (SCI 6) focused on humanities research centers, the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) commissioned a survey of digital humanities centers (DHCs). The immediate goals of the survey were to identify the extent of these centers and to explore their financing, organizational structure, products, services, and sustainability. The longer-term goal was to provide SCI 6 participants with a greater understanding of existing centers to inform their discussions about regional and national centers. "
For more information, please see <http://www.clir.org/pubs/abstract/pub143abst.html>.
Digital Preservation Policies Study, Neil Beagrie, Najla Semple, Peter Williams, and Richard Wright, Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC), 30 October 2008.
"This JISC funded study completed by Charles Beagrie Ltd aims to provide an outline model for digital preservation policies and to analyse the role that digital preservation can play in supporting and delivering key strategies for Higher and Further Education Institutions. Although focussing on the UK Higher and Further Education sectors, the study draws widely on policy and implementations from other sectors and countries and will be of interest to those wishing to develop policy and justify investment in digital preservation within a wide range of institutions."
For more information, please see <http://www.jisc.ac.uk/publications/publications/jiscpolicyfinalreport.aspx>.
Staying The Course: Online Education in the United States, 2008, by I. Elaine Allen and Jeff Seaman, for Babson Survey Research Group, the College Board and the Sloan Consortium, November 2008.
From the Executive Summary to the report: "Staying the Course: Online Education in the United States, 2008 represents the sixth annual report on the state of online learning in U.S. higher education. This year's study, like those for the previous five years, is aimed at answering some of the fundamental questions about the nature and extent of online education."
For more information, please see <http://www.sloan-c.org/>.
UKRDS Interim Report: The UK research data service feasibility study, Version vo.a.030709, 7 July 2008, Serco Consulting.
"This report analyses the current situation in the UK with a detailed look at relevant literature and funders policies, it then moves into describing the emerging trends of local data repositories and national facilities to finally look at Australia, the US and the EU, competitors and partners of the UK."
For more information, please see <http://oxdrrc.blogspot.com/2008/09/ukrds-interim-report.html>.
Economics and usage of digital libraries: byting the bullet, Jeffrey K. MacKie-Mason and Wendy Pradt Lougee, editors. Ann Arbor, Michigan: University of Michigan University Library, Scholarly Publishing Office 2008.
From an announcement by Shana Kimball, Scholarly Publishing Office University of Michigan Library, about this monograph: "In the late 1990's, researchers and digital library production staff at the University of Michigan collaborated on deploying the Pricing Economic Access to Knowledge project (PEAK), a full-scale production-quality digital access system to enable usage of content from all of Elsevier's (then about 1200) scholarly journals, and at the same time to conduct a field experiment to answer various questions about the interplay between pricing models and usage. The experiment culminated in a lively conference that engaged scholars, library practioners and publishers. This volume captures some of the most interesting and provocative discussions to come out of that conference. PEAK was a ground-breaking effort in its day, and references to the project have continued over time. It raised important questions about the potential for highly functional journal content and new economic models of publishing. In today's context of socially-enabled systems and open-access publishing, the motivating questions of PEAK remain relevant."
For more information, please see <http://hdl.handle.net/2027/spo.5621225.0001.001>.
EDUCAUSE Core Data Service Fiscal Year 2007 Summary Report, by Brian L. Hawkins and Julia A. Rudy, EDUCAUSE, October 2008.
From an October 9, 2008 press release from EDUCAUSE: "EDUCAUSE, the association for information technology in higher education, has just released the EDUCAUSE Core Data Service Fiscal Year 2007 Summary Report, which summarizes data collected early in 2008 for the past fiscal year from colleges and universities about their campus IT environments, practices, and policies."
For more information, including a link to the full report please see <bhttp://www.educause.edu/PressReleases/LatestCoreDataServiceReportonC/133948>.
Sustainability and Revenue Models for Online Academic Resources: An Ithaka Report, Kevin Guthrie, Rebecca Griffiths, and Nancy Maron, May 2008.
From the Executive Summary to the report: "This paper was commissioned by the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) as the first step in a three-stage process aimed at gaining a more systematic understanding of the mechanisms for pursuing sustainability in not-for-profit projects. It focuses on what we call 'online academic resources' (OARs), which are projects whose primary aim is to make content and scholarly discourse available on the web for research, collaboration, and teaching. This includes scholarly journals and monographs as well as a vast array of new formats that are emerging to disseminate scholarship, such as preprint servers and wikis. It also includes digital collections of primary source materials, datasets, and audio-visual materials that universities, libraries, museums, archives and other cultural and educational institutions are putting online."
For more information, please see <http://www.ithaka.org/strategic-services/sca_ithaka_sustainability_report-final.pdf>.
Author's Rights, Tout de Suite, Charles W. Bailey, Jr., Copyright © 2008 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.
From the author's announcement of the availability of the paper: "Author's Rights, Tout de Suite, the latest Digital Scholarship publication, is designed to give journal article authors a quick introduction to key aspects of author's rights and to foster further exploration of this topic though liberal use of relevant references to online documents and links to pertinent Web sites."
For more information, please see <http://www.digital-scholarship.org/ts/authorrights.pdf>.
Beyond the Silos of the LAMs: Collaboration Among Libraries, Archives and Museums , Diane M. Zorich, Günter Waibel, Ricky Erway, © 2008 OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc.
Description from OCLC Abstracts: "The report highlights lessons learned from five library, archive and museum workshops held at RLG partner institutions in the U.S. and the U.K., and contains information about inspiring collaborative projects in campus environments. The bulk of the report...is dedicated to the catalysts that allow collaboration to thrive."
For more information, please see <http://visit.oclc.org/t?ctl=1ED6B1A:4E098CDDDD95DA6E766CC8777CD0
The Journal of Electronic Publishing, Volume 11, 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."
For more information, please see <http://www.journalofelectronicpublishing.org/>.
ERCIM News, no. 75, October 2008. Special theme: Safety-Critical Software.
"ERCIM News is the magazine of ERCIM. 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/>.
What's new in digital preservation, Issue no. 18 (March 2008 - August 2008).
"Issue 18 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), PLANETS (Preservation and Long-term Access through Networked Services), nestor (Network of Expertise in Long-Term Storage of Digital Resources), The National Diet Library of Japan, Oxford University, UKOLN, Sun PASIG (The Sun Preservation and Archiving Special Interest Group) and EU Activities,"
For more information, please see <http://www.dpconline.org/graphics/whatsnew/issue18.html>.
NISO Newsline, November 2008.
"NISO's free monthly e-newsletter reports on the latest NISO news, highlights new specifications and standards of interest including calls for public review and comment, abstracts significant media stories on topics of interest to the NISO community, and links to news releases of NISO member organizations."
For more information, please see <http://www.niso.org/publications/newsline/2008/newslinenov2008.html>.
LIBER Quarterly: The Journal of European Research Libraries, Volume 18 (2008), No. 2.
"LIBER represents and promotes the interests of research libraries in Europe. The overall aim is to assist research libraries in Europe to support a functional network across national boundaries in order to ensure the preservation of the European cultural heritage, to improve access to collections in European research libraries, and to provide more efficient information services in Europe." LIBER is now available via open access.
For more information, please see <http://liber.library.uu.nl/>.
EDUCAUSE Review, Volume 43, Number 6, November/December 2008, published by EDUCAUSE.
"EDUCAUSE Review is the association's award-winning magazine for the higher education IT community. Published bimonthly in print (22,000 distributed copies) and online (over 50,000 visits per month, with 250,000+ monthly page views), the magazine takes a broad look at current developments and trends in information technology, how they may affect the college/university as an institution, and what these mean for higher education and society."
For more information, please see <http://connect.educause.edu/apps/er/index.asp?time=1226693098>.
SCA newsletter, October 2008, Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC).
This is the newsletter of the Strategic Content Alliance. "The Strategic Content Alliance (SCA) is a three-year initiative funded as part of JISC's Capital programmes. It began in March 2006 and will conclude its current phase of work in March 2009. Its aim is: to build a common information environment where users of publicly funded e-content can gain best value from the investment that has been made by reducing the barriers that currently inhibit access, use and re-use of e-content."
For more information, please see <http://sca.jiscinvolve.org/2008/10/16/sca-newsletter-october-2008/>.
Library of Congress Digital Preservation Newsletter, November 2008 issue.
"In this issue:
For more information, please see <http://www.digitalpreservation.gov/news/newsletter/200811.pdf>.
Digital Document Quarterly, Volume 7, Number 3, HMG Consulting.
From the publisher's announcement: "This number features a critique of scholarly writing and a continuation of the analysis underlying my prediction that university departments of Information Science will probably disappear within about twenty years."
For more information, please see <http://home.pacbell.net/hgladney/ddq_7_3.htm>.
nestor Newsletter, 15. September 2008 issue.
"We are pleased to announce, that the current issue no. 15 of the nestor (Network of Expertise in Long-Term Storage of Digital Resources) newsletter is now available in English language at the website at <http://nestor.sub.uni-goettingen.de/newsletter/index.php?lang=en>.
ScieCom Info, Vol 4, No 2 (2008).
"ScieCom info - Nordic-Baltic Forum for Scientific Communication is an interactive information forum focusing on the development of Open Access in the Nordic/Baltic countries."
For more information, please see <http://www.sciecom.org/sciecominfo>.
Point to Point
Emerald InTouch, Details.
"Emerald InTouch is a personal web space and hosting service that supports learning, networking and collaboration. InTouch places a range of collaborative technologies and networking tools in one simple, easy-to-use, secure space." Emerald InTouch is free to join.
For more information, please contact Christina Tattersall, Emerald Group Publishing Limited, <firstname.lastname@example.org> or see <http://intouch.emeraldinsight.com/>.
Federal Agencies Digitization Guidelines Initiative, a US government agencies initiative.
"The Web site for the Federal Agencies Digitization Guidelines Initiative became publicly accessible on September 30, 2008. The URL is http://www.digitizationguidelines.gov/. The initiative represents a collaborative effort to establish a common set of guidelines for digitizing historical materials. Under this initiative, two Working Groups have been established: the Still Image Working Group and the Audio-Visual Working Group."
For more information, please see <http://www.digitizationguidelines.gov/>.
Library Related Conferences Marian Dworaczek. Last updated: November 13, 2008.
"This listing of library-related conferences has been compiled by Marian Dworaczek, University of Saskatchewan Library."
For more information, please see <http://homepage.usask.ca/~mad204/CONF.HTM>.
As announced by Neil Beagrie: "The Alliance for Permanent Access has just completed its annual conference (Budapest, 4 November) : this year the theme was the economics of archiving scientific data. The Alliance's international membership includes strategic partners from the research community, libraries, publishers, and digital preservation organisations. Participants called upon the Alliance to act as an umbrella organisation to secure sustainable funding for permanent access in Europe. A comprehensive conference report (complete with photographs conveying the atmosphere!), together with the powerpoint presentations, abstracts and authors' biographies is now available online"
For more information, please see <http://www.alliancepermanentaccess.eu/index.php?id=3>.
Calls for Participation
World Library and Information Congress: Satellite Pre-conference, 19 - 20 August 2009, Florence, Italy Call for papers. The submission deadline is 1 December 2008.
"The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) and its Information technology Section in collaboration with Fondazione Rinascimento Digitale are organizing a pre-conference and satellite meeting in Florence (Italy) from August 19 to 20, 2009. This is held in conjunction with the IFLA annual conference, which takes place in Milano (Italy), the following week. In this two-day pre-conference we would like to address the synergies and potential use of three different aspects: the new web technologies, the semantic web and the existence new search technology, which have a very deep impact on the services in the library-scene."
For more information, please contact Kavcic-Colic, <email@example.com>.
Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Grant Applications. Call for applications. The submission deadline is 15 December 2008.
"This program supports projects to develop faculty and library leaders, to recruit and educate the next generation of librarians, to conduct research on the library profession, and to 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>.
World Library and Information Congress: 75th IFLA General Conference and Council: Libraries create futures: Building on cultural heritage, 23 - 27 August 2009, Milan, Italy. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 15 December 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 digital library infrastructure to submit proposals for papers in a 2-hour session in Milan, Italy."
For more information, please see <http://www.ifla.org/IV/ifla75/index.htm>.
Archiving 2009, 4 - 7 May 2009, Arlington, Virginia, USA. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 21 December 2008.
"The IS&T Archiving Conference brings together a unique community of imaging novices and experts from libraries, archives, records management, and information technology institutions to discuss and explore the expanding field of digital archiving and preservation. Attendees from around the world represent industry, academia, governments, and cultural heritage institutions. The conference presents the latest research results on archiving, provides a forum to explore new strategies and policies, and reports on successful projects that can serve as benchmarks in the field."
For more information, please see <http://www.imaging.org/conferences/archiving2009/>.
2009 ISPIM Conference - The Future of Innovation, 21 - 23 June 2009, Vienna, Austria. Call for papers. The submission deadline for outlines is 31 December 2008.
"Organised by ISPIM, hosted by The Austrian Federal Economic Chamber, and supported by DANUBE - European Programmes for Training, Research and Technology and Ratio Strategy & Innovation Consulting, this conference will bring together academics, business leaders, consultants and other professionals involved in innovation management. The conference format will include facilitated themed sessions for academic and practitioner presentations together with interactive workshops and discussion panels."
For more information, please see <http://www.ispim.org/conference/>.
Reference and User Services Association. Call for papers for the RUSA meeting at the ALA Annual Meeting 2009. The submission deadline is 5 January 2009.
"The Research and Statistics Committee of the Reference Services Section of RUSA invites the submission of research projects for presentation at the 15th Reference Research Forum at the 2009 American Library Association Annual Conference in Chicago, IL."
For more information, please contact Liane Luckman <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL) 2009, 15 - 19 June 2009, Austin, Texas, USA. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 23 January 2009.
"The ACM/IEEE-CS Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL) is the major international research 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, distributing, and evaluating 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 also can be viewed as a new form of information institution or as an extension of the services libraries currently provide."
For more information, please see <http://www.jcdl2009.org>.
6th International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics (ICINCO 2009), 2 - 5 July 2009, Milan, Italy. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 30 January 2009.
" The purpose of the 6th International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics (ICINCO) is to bring together researchers, engineers and practitioners interested in the application of informatics to Control, Automation and Robotics. Three simultaneous tracks will be held, covering Intelligent Control Systems, Optimization, Robotics, Automation, Signal Processing, Systems Modeling and Control."
For more information, please see <http://www.icinco.org/>.
First International Workshop on Semantic Aspects in Data Mining (SADM'08), 19 December 2008, Pisa, Italy.
"The objective of SADM is to introduce standardized formal methods which can explicitly consider data semantics, background knowledge, or reasoning in the mining process. This knowledge has to be represented/formalized in a knowledge repository, such as ontologies,conceptual schemas, knowledge bases, etc. The main aspect is that this knowledge has to be explicitly incorporated into the KDD process, where the algorithms for data preprocessing,data mining or post-processing make use of this knowledge to improve the KDD process. The key idea is to develop a more general understanding about how to exploit data semantics and background knowledge, and to create standardized procedures for designing more intelligent data mining methods."
For more information, please see <http://www-kdd.isti.cnr.it/SADM/index.html>.
TextGrid Summit, 21 - 22 January 2009, Goettingen, Germany.
"At the TextGrid Summit we will present our Virtual Research Environment for text scientists and other specialists in the arts and humanities. International initiatives and the emerging German e-Humanities infrastructure will be discussed. You will learn how TextGrid works practically and technologically and you will be able get acquainted with developing TextGrid tools and services in a Developers' Workshop."
For more information, please see <http://www.textgrid.de/konferenzen/summit.html>.
International Conference on Knowledge Networking in the ICT Era, 22 - 24 January 2009, Chennai, India.
"The B. S. Abdur Rahman Crescent Engineering College, India in association with SALIS (Society for the Advancement of Library & Information Science) organising this International conference to bring the IT sector, Academics and LIS professionals together for collaborative networks for knowledge creation and sharing for mutual benefits."
For more information, please see <http://crescentlib.googlepages.com/knict6>.
BOBCATSSS 2009, 28 - 30 January 2009, Porto, Portugal.
"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."
For more information, please see <http://www.bobcatsss2009.org/>.
Digital Futures: from digitization to delivery, 2 - 6 February 2009, Sydney, Australia.
"Led by experts of international renown, Digital Futures focuses on the creation, delivery and preservation of digital resources from cultural and memory institutions. Lasting five days, Digital Futures is aimed at managers and other practitioners from the library, museum, heritage and cultural sectors looking to understand the strategic and management issues of developing digital resources from digitisation to delivery."
For more information, please see <http://www.digitalconsultancy.net/digifutures/>.
(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.)
(The location, dates and the URL for ELAG 2009 were corrected on November 24, 2009)
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