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November/December 2013
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In Print

Point to Point

Calls for Participation

Goings On

Deadline Reminders


C L I P S   A N D   P O I N T E R S

November/December 2013


In Print

  • Frontiers in Massive Data Analysis, by the Committee on the Analysis of Massive Data; Committee on Applied and Theoretical Statistics; Board on Mathematical Sciences and Their Applications; Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences; National Research Council, published by the National Academies Press, 2013.

    "Frontiers in Massive Data Analysis examines the frontier of analyzing massive amounts of data, whether in a static database or streaming through a system. Data at that scale–terabytes and petabytes–is increasingly common in science (e.g., particle physics, remote sensing, genomics), Internet commerce, business analytics, national security, communications, and elsewhere. The tools that work to infer knowledge from data at smaller scales do not necessarily work, or work well, at such massive scale. New tools, skills, and approaches are necessary, and this report identifies many of them, plus promising research directions to explore."

  • Issues in the Appraisal and Selection of Geospatial Data, Chief Author: Steve Morris, Head, Digital Library Initiatives and Digital Projects, North Carolina State University Libraries. Editing and Review: National Digital Stewardship Alliance Geospatial Content Subgroup Members, October 2013.

    "[This is] a report of the Geospatial Content Team of the National Digital Stewardship Alliance considering both appraisal and selection activities as they effect decisions defining geospatial content of enduring value to the nation."

  • Riding the Waves or Caught in the Tide? Navigating the Evolving Information Environment, Insights from the IFLA Trend Report. International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), 2013.

    "The Insights Document pulls together and summarises all of the information contained on the Trend Report website for IFLA members. It identifies five high level trends and considers possible future "collision points" between trends affecting the role and identity of libraries....The IFLA Trend Report is the result of twelve months' consultation with experts and stakeholders from a range of disciplines to explore and discuss emerging trends in our new information environment. It is not a static report, but a dynamic and evolving set of online resources for library and information professionals to contribute to at trends.ifla.org."

  • Preserving.exe: Toward a National Strategy for Preserving Software, National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program, Library of Congress, October 2013.

    "[This is] a report from the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program of the Library of Congress, focused on identifying valuable and at- risk software. Topics covered include executable software preservation, game preservation, electronic literature and ideas for approaches to ensure long-term access."

  • Out of Cite, Out of Mind: The Current State of Practice, Policy, and Technology for the Citation of Data, by the CODATA-ICSTI Task Group on Data Citation Standards and Practices and edited by Yvonne M. Socha. Published by the CODATA Data Science Journal, September 13, 2013.

    "The report discusses the current state of data citation policies and practices, its supporting infrastructure, a set of guiding principles for implementing data citation, challenges to implementation of good data citation practices, and open research questions."

  • The Value and Impact of the British Atmospheric Data Center: Final Report, 30 September 2013, by Neil Beagrie (Charles Beagrie Ltd) and John Houghton (Centre for Strategic Economic Studies, Victoria University). Copyright: Charles Beagrie Ltd and Victoria University 2013.

    From the Executive Summary: "The study shows the benefits of integrating qualitative approaches exploring user perceptions and non-economic dimensions of value with quantitative economic approaches to measuring the value and impacts of research data services. Such a mix of methods is important in capturing and presenting the full range and dimensions of value. The approaches are complementary and mutually reinforcing, with stakeholder perceptions matching the economic findings."

  • New Roles for New Times: Transforming Liaison Roles in Research Libraries , by Janice M. Jaguszewski, University of Minnesota Libraries, and Karen Williams, University of Arizona Libraries. Published by the Association of Research Libraries, August 2013.

    "ARL libraries are increasingly exploring and adopting a range of new roles in serving research institutions, researchers, scholars, and students. New Roles for New Times is a publication series that identifies and delineates emerging roles, highlighting early experiences among member libraries in developing the roles and delivering services."

  • Implementing Open Access APCs: the role of academic libraries, by Siân Harris. Commissioned by SAGE, in association with Jisc, September 2013.

    From the press release announcing the report: "In July, leading independent academic and professional publishers SAGE convened a roundtable in association with Jisc, the non-departmental public body providing leading advice on digital technologies for education and research, into the role of the academic libraries in implementing gold open access (OA) article processing charges (APCs). Chaired by Stella Butler, RLUK, and attended by a panel of 14 senior librarians and other industry experts, the conclusions of this discussion have...been published in [this] report."

  • Born Digital: Guidance for Donors, Dealers, and Archival Repositories, by Gabriela Redwine, Megan Barnard, Kate Donovan, Erika Farr, Michael Forstrom, Will Hansen, Jeremy Leighton John, Nancy Kuhl, Seth Shaw, and Susan Thomas. Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR), Publication Number 159, October 2013.

    Abstract: "This report offers recommendations to help ensure the physical and intellectual well-being of born-digital materials transferred from donors to archival repositories. The report surveys the primary issues and concerns related to born-digital acquisitions and is intended for a broad audience with varying levels of interest and expertise, including donors, dealers, and repository staff."

  • Library Publishing Directory, 1st Edition. Published by the Library Publishing Coalition, October 2013.

    "The Library Publishing Directory provides a snapshot of the publishing activities of 115 academic and research libraries (primarily in North America), including information about the number and types of publications they produce, the services they offer authors, how they are staffed and funded, and the future plans of institutions that are engaged in this growing sector of scholarly publishing....The open access version can be downloaded in electronic format free of charge. Print copies can also be ordered for a fee."

  • Open Access Clauses in Publishers' Licenses: Current State and Lessons Learned. Produced by the Open Access Agreements and Licenses Task Force, initiated and supported by COAR (Confederation of Open Access Repositories), October 24, 2013.

    "The report presents the results of a review of licenses that secure the rights for authors and/or their institutions to deposit published articles into an OA repository....This report documents the existing OA licensing language that has been implemented by organization around the world and presents some suggestions for their successful adoption. The report concludes that OA clauses offer a feasible option for institutions to address some of the obstacles to article deposit into repositories."

  • Preservation, Trust and Continuing Access for e-Journals. Copyright Digital Preservation Coalition 2013 and Charles Beagrie Ltd 2013. Published in association with Charles Beagrie Ltd.

    "[This report] is the latest in the Digital Preservation Coalition's (DPC) series of Technology Watch Reports released on 30th October....Endorsed by LIBER (The Association for European Research Libraries), the report discusses the critical issues of preservation, trust and continuing access for e-journals, particularly in light of the dynamic and interdependent resources they have become, as well as the ever-growing trend towards open-access."

  • ERCIM News: Special Issue on Image Understanding, Issue Number 95, October 2013.

    "ERCIM News is the magazine of the European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics (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."

  • Code4Lib Journal, Issue 22, October 2013.

    "The Code4Lib Journal exists to foster community and share information among those interested in the intersection of libraries, technology, and the future."

  • Information Standards Quarterly (ISQ), on the special theme of Data Curation. Volume 25 Number 3, Fall 2013. Published by NISO.

    "Interest in the topic of data curation has increased greatly as many governments and funding organizations have mandated that publicly funded research must be made more openly available-including not only the results published in journal articles, but also the underlying data. As a result, much discussion and work is under way around the process and tools needed to ensure that data can be made accessible for reuse and preserved for the long-term."

  • Library of Congress Digital Preservation Newsletter, November 2013.

    "In this issue:

    • Digital Preservation Pioneer: Sam Brylawski
    • Welcome NDSR Inaugural Class!
    • New Report: Preserving.exe
    • Digital Portals to State and Community History
    • NDSA Report on Geospatial Data
    • Lists of Upcoming events and educational courses
    • Interviews with Edward McCain and Emily Gore
    • Articles on personal digital archiving, meetings reports, new resources, and more."

Point to Point

  • DC-2013 Online Proceedings.

    "DC-2013 explored questions regarding the persistence, maintenance, and preservation of metadata and descriptive vocabularies. The need for stable representations and descriptions spans all sectors including cultural heritage and scientific data, eGovernment, finance and commerce. Thus, the maintenance and management of metadata is essential to address the long term availability of information of legal, cultural and economic value....In addition to links to PDFs of papers, project reports and posters (and their associated presentations), the published proceedings include presentation PDFs."

  • American Libraries Live, produced by American Libraries and ALA Editions.

    "American Libraries Live, a free, streaming video broadcast allows viewers to watch broadcasts about library issues and trends in real time and interact with hosts via a live chat. Each episode focuses on a specific issue affecting libraries and librarians, and features a panel of vendors and library industry experts engaged in a real-time discussion which is broadcast through a live video format. Viewers can ask questions during the program via chat. American Libraries Live is a joint production of American Libraries and ALA Editions, units of the American Library Association. Online registration allows viewers to receive reminders of upcoming programs. If you're unable to attend live, events will be recorded and available at http://www.americanlibrarieslive.org."

  • OpenGrey Repository, Grey Literature Network Service, GreyNet International.

    "Since 2008, GreyNet's conference preprints complement the offer on grey literature in OpenGrey by providing full-text access to research output in this field of information science. OpenGrey not only signifies a change in platform but also provides improved features for users redesigned to meet the needs of a Google generation. OpenGrey moreover closes the gap caused by the termination of the SIGLE database by reopening the way for new record entry with links to full text, research data, as well as post-publication data."

  • Altmetrics Bibliography, Version 1: 10/14/2013, Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

    "The Altmetrics Bibliography includes selected English-language articles and technical reports that are useful in understanding altmetrics....This bibliography does not cover books, conference papers, digital media works (such as MP3 files), editorials, e-mail messages, interviews, letters to the editor, presentation slides or transcripts, unpublished e-prints, or weblog postings. Coverage of technical reports is very selective. Sources have been published from January 2001 through September 2013. The bibliography includes links to freely available versions of included works."


Calls for Participation

  • DATeCH 2014 (Conference on Digital Access to Textual Cultural Heritage), 19 - 20 May 2014, Madrid, Spain. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 7 January 2014.

    "The DATeCH international conference brings together researchers and practitioners looking for innovative approaches for the creation, transformation and exploitation of historical documents in digital form."

  • 16th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems (ICEIS), 27 - 30 April 2014, LIsbon, Portugal. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 7 January 2014.

    "The purpose of the 16th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems (ICEIS) is to bring together researchers, engineers and practitioners interested in the advances and business applications of information systems. Six simultaneous tracks will be held, covering different aspects of Enterprise Information Systems Applications, including Enterprise Database Technology, Systems Integration, Artificial Intelligence, Decision Support Systems, Information Systems Analysis and Specification, Internet Computing, Electronic Commerce, Human Factors and Enterprise Architecture."

  • 11th ESWC Conference 2014, 25 -29 May 2014, Crete, Greece. Call for papers. The submission deadline for abstracts is 8 January 2014.

    "ESWC is a major venue for discussing the latest scientific results and technology innovations related to the Semantic Web....Besides a main focus on advances in Semantic Web research and technologies, ESWC 2014 is seeking to broaden its attention to span other relevant research areas in which Web semantics plays an important role."

  • Beyond Single-Shot Text Queries: Bridging the Gap(s) Between Research Communities (MindTheGap'14) Workshop, 4 March 2014, Berlin, Germany. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 10 January 2014.

    "Our research communities are remarkably scattered. For an outsider it must seem obvious that information science (IS), information retrieval (IR), human-computer interaction (HCI) and natural language processing (NLP) go hand in hand. However, there is surprisingly little overlap between these communities. This workshop intends to bring together researchers from different streams and communities that deal with information access in the widest sense."

  • Libraries in the Digital Age LIDA 2014, 16 - 20 June 2014, Zadar, Croatia. Call for papers. The submission deadline for extended abstracts is 15 January 2014.

    "Libraries in the Digital Age (LIDA) is a biennial international conference that focuses on the transformation of libraries and information services in the digital environment. In recognition of evolving online and social technological influences that present both challenges and opportunities, 'ASSESSMENT' is the theme for LIDA 2014. The conference theme is divided into two parts. The first part addresses advances in qualitative assessment methods and practices and the second part covers assessment methods involving alternative metrics based on social media and a wider array of communicative activities, commonly referred to as 'altmetrics.'"

  • 18th International Conference on Electronic Publishing, 19 - 20 June 2014, Thessaloniki, Greece. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 18 January 2014.

    "Elpub 2014 will continue the tradition, bringing together researchers, lecturers, librarians, developers, entrepreneurs, users and all other stakeholders interested in issues regarding electronic publishing in widely differing contexts. These include the human, cultural, economic, social, technological, legal, commercial and other relevant aspects that such an exciting theme encompasses. Elpub 2014 will particularly focus on the openness and use of research data as well as new and innovative publishing paradigms."

  • National Leadership Grants for Libraries, Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS). Call for proposals. The submission deadline is 3 February 2014.

    "National Leadership Grants support projects that address challenges faced by the museum, library, and/or archive fields and that have the potential to advance practice in those fields. Successful proposals will seek innovative responses to the challenge(s) identified in the proposals, and will have national impact."


Goings On

  • 6th Indian International Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IICAI-13), 18 - 20 December 2013, Tumkur, 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."

  • Redefining Libraries in Electronic Age (RLEA-2013), 20 - 21 December 2013, Belgaum, Karnataka, India.

    "This conference presents technical papers with the objective of enlightening the issues related to the electronics resource development and management in academic institutions, R & D centers, corporate and public libraries."

  • 9th International Conference on Computer Vision Theory and Applications - VISAPP 2014, 5 - 8 January 2014, Lisbon, Portugal.

    "The International Conference on Computer Vision Theory and Applications aims at becoming a major point of contact between researchers, engineers and practitioners on the area of computer vision application systems. Five simultaneous tracks will be held, covering all different aspects related to computer vision: Image Formation and Preprocessing; Image and Video Analysis and Understanding; Motion, Tracking and Stereo Vision; and Applications and Services."

  • 4th International Conference on Pervasive and Embedded Computing and Communications Systems - PECCS 2014, 7 - 9 January 2014, Lisbon, Portugal.

    "Pervasive and embedded computing and communication is a paradigm that aims at providing trustworthy computing solutions and communication services all the time and everywhere. This entails the need for an interdisciplinary field of R&D that combines signal processing with computer hardware and software technologies, and utilizes and integrates pervasive, wireless, embedded, wearable and/or mobile systems. Applications range from ambient intelligence to ubiquitous multimedia, multidimensional signal processing, sensors, robotics, integrated communication systems and nanotechnologies. PECCS will bring together researchers, engineers and practitioners interested in the theory and applications in these areas."

  • CurateGear 2014: Enabling the Curation of Digital Collections, 8 January 2014, Chapel Hill, North Caroline, USA.

    "CurateGear 2014, a day-long event focused on digital curation tools and methods. See demonstrations, hear about the latest developments and discuss applications in professional contexts. CurateGear will be an interactive event focused on digital curation tools and methods."

  • The Second Australasian Web Conference (AWC 2014), 20 - 23 January 2014, Auckland, New Zealand.

    "The relentless growth in Internet functionality and broadband access has enabled a new wave of innovations that is transforming the way people and organizations interact, communicate, and collaborate. The second Australasian Web Conference (AWC) focuses on presenting original contributions on research, development, and applications, related to all fields of Web research."

  • BOBCATSSS 2014, 29 - 30 January 2014, Barcelona, Spain.

    "BOBCATSSS is an annual symposium with themes relating to library and information science. The symposium is under the auspices of EUCLID (European Association for Library and Information Education and Research) and it is organized by students from at lest two European universities....BOBCATSSS symposiums are enabling an exchange of views for the target groups; information specialists, students, professors in the field of library and information education and research, but also employees of libraries and information departments. The professionals of tomorrow can gain insight in the work of today's researchers and teachers, and vice versa."

Deadline Reminders

(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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