E-Journal Archiving Metes and Bounds: A Survey of the Landscape, by Anne R. Kenney, Richard Entlich, Peter B. Hirtle, Nancy Y. McGovern, and Ellie L. Buckley, Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR), Pub 138, September 2006.
From the Abstract: "his report summarizes a review of 12 e-journal archiving programs from the perspective of concerns expressed by directors of academic libraries in North America. It uses a methodology comparable to the art of surveying land by "metes and bounds" in the era before precise measures and calibrated instruments were available. It argues that current license arrangements are inadequate to protect a library's long-term interest in electronic journals, that individual libraries cannot address the preservation needs of e-journals on their own, that much scholarly e-literature is not covered by archiving arrangements, and that while e-journal archiving programs are becoming available, no comprehensive solution has emerged and large parts of e-literature go unprotected."
For more information, please see <http://www.clir.org/pubs/abstract/pub138abst.html>.
IEEE Technical Committee on Digital Libraries (TCDL) Bulletin: Special Issue on Digital Library Research in Asia, Volume 3, Issue 1, guest editor, Ee-Peng Lim, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
From the Preface: "In this special issue of the IEEE TCDL Bulletin, we have four articles that report on different digital library projects being conducted in Asia. Each of them provides an overview of digital library research and development in the region. While the articles by no means address all digital library issues in the Asian context, they highlight several important strategies for deploying digital library technology and provide solutions to some of the research problems relevant to countries in the region."
For more information, please see <http://www.ieee-tcdl.org/Bulletin/v3n1/v3n1-contents.html>.
Final Project Report to Atlantic Philanthropies: Creating an Open Access Paradigm for Scholarly Publishing, by J. Robert Cooke, and Kenneth M. King, Open Access Scholarly Publishing Project, Cornell University.
From the Executive summary: " The motivation for our efforts relate primarily to the emergence and maturing of the Internet as a means for convenient and inexpensive worldwide communication. In addition, we are seeking a more satisfactory and less expensive approach to the commercial publishing model. This project has been intentionally faculty and student-centric, rather than library-centric."
For more information, please see <http://dspace.library.cornell.edu/handle/1813/3460>.
Public Libraries and the Internet 2006, by John Carlo Bertot, Charles R. McClure, Paul T. Jaeger, and Joe Ryan, and conducted by the Information Use Management and Policy Institute at Florida State University (FSU) and funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the American Library Association..
"This report presents national and state data from the 2006 Public Libraries and the Internet survey and site visits funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the American Library Association. The primary goal of the study is to provide current information that describes public library activities in the networked environment. This information has importance not only to the public library community, but also to policymakers at local, state, and federal levels; manufacturers of information and communication technologies; library funding agencies; and the communities served by public libraries. This report summarizes findings atboth the library outlet level and the system level for all questions on the survey."
For more information, please see <http://www.ii.fsu.edu/plinternet_reports.cfm>.
The Future of the Internet II, by Janna Quitney Anderson and Lee Rainie, published by the Pew Internet and American Life Project, September 24, 2006
"A survey of technology thinkers and stakeholders shows they believe the internet will continue to spread in a "flattening" and improving world. There are many, though, who think major problems will accompany technology advances by 2020."
For more information, please see the full report at <http://www.pewinternet.org/PPF/r/188/report_display.asp>.
UK Scholarly Journals: 2006 Baseline Report, An evidence-based analysis of data concerning scholarly journal publishing. Prepared on behalf of the Research Information Network, Research Councils UK and the Department of Trade & Industry by Electronic Publishing Services Ltd., in association with Professor Charles Oppenheim and LISU at Loughborough University Department of Information Science
From the Executive Summary: "The objective of this report is to audit and evaluate the available evidence relating to scholarly journals publishing, and furthermore to distill what we do and do not currently know for certain about this market. The report provides a snapshot of the evidence base about the scholarly journal publishing process and seeks to provide a basis of shared knowledge which policy-makers and research funders can draw on to consider if and how the system might develop, to ensure that the research publishing process delivers best value and best practice."
For more information, please see <http://www.rin.ac.uk/data-scholarly-journals>.
The Future of Higher Education: A View from CHEMA, A Report from The Council of Higher Education Management Associations, by Philip J. Goldstein, August 2006, CHEMA, the Council of Higher Education Management Associations.
From the Introduction: "In sponsoring this study, CHEMA set out to meet three objectives:
For more information, please see <http://www.ala.org/ala/acrl/acrlissues/APPA39a_ScreenOpt.pdf>.
New Review of Hypermedia and Multimedia Special Issue: Knowledge Organization Systems and Services, Taylor & Francis, Volume 12, No. 1, June 2006.
"The Introduction to this issue, which reviews the papers and topics in the issue, is freely available in pdf and html formats."
For more information, please see <http://journalsonline.tandf.co.uk/(yv0joav4fpoclr45hrmfyq55)/
Research communication costs in Australia: Emerging opportunities and benefits, Centre for Strategic Economic Studies, Victoria University, September 2006.
From the Executive Summary: "The study provides background information to support the development of the Australian 'Accessibility Framework' (Appendix III), which is intended to provide a strategic framework to improve management of, and access to, research information, outputs and infrastructure so that they are discoverable, accessible and shareable. It also provides activity costings for a range of core activities within the higher education sector that may prove useful in the management of institutional budgets and priorities. "
For more information, please see <http://www.dest.gov.au/NR/rdonlyres/0ACB271F-EA7D-4FAF-B3F7-0381F441B175/13935/
The Influence of Academic Values on Scholarly Publication and Communication Practices, by Diane Harley, Sarah Earl-Novell, Jennifer Arter, Shannon Lawrence, and C. Judson King. CSHE.13.06. (September 2006).
From the Abstract: "This study reports on five disciplinary case studies that explore academic value systems as they influence publishing behavior and attitudes of University of California, Berkeley faculty. The case studies are based on direct interviews with relevant stakeholders--faculty, advancement reviewers, librarians, and editors--in five fields: chemical engineering, anthropology, law and economics, English-language literature, and biostatistics. The results of the study strongly confirm the vital role of peer review in faculty attitudes and actual publishing behavior."
For more information, please see <http://cshe.berkeley.edu/publications/publications.php?id=232>.
Point to Point
The Directory of Open Access Repositories - OpenDOAR, University of Nottingham, UK.
"OpenDOAR is an authoritative directory of academic open access repositories. Each OpenDOAR repository has been visited by project staff to check the information that is recorded here. This in-depth approach does not rely on automated analysis and gives a quality-controlled list of repositories....The importance and widespread support for the project can be seen in its funders, led by the Open Society Institute (OSI), along with the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC), the Consortium of Research Libraries (CURL) and SPARCEurope."
For more information, please see <http://www.opendoar.org/>.
Center for Studies in Higher Education Research and Occasional Papers Series, University of California, Berkeley.
"The Center for Studies in Higher Education publishes online research papers and essays that reflect multidisciplinary fields, contribute to influencing and expanding the body of research on higher education, and enhance dialogue among educators, policy makers, and the public. The Research and Occasional Paper Series (ROPS) includes working papers, original research studies, and reflective essays by authors affiliated with CSHE."
For more information, please see <http://cshe.berkeley.edu/publications/papers/papers.html>.
JISC Collections Academic Database Assessment Tool, Nick Andrews Consultancy on behalf of JISC Collections, September 2006.
"This database assessment site aims to help libraries to make informed decisions about future subscriptions to bibliographic databases.
For more information, please see the web site at <http://www.andrews-consultancy.com/jisc_database_assessment/>.
Special Interest Group for International Information Issues (SIG-III) Blog, American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T).
"The Special Interest Group for International Information Issues (SIG-III) of the American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) proudly launches this blog to provide a means for communicating more actively with members, colleagues, and others interested in international information issues. This blog will be used to communicate a variety of information, such as information related to the International Calendar of Information Science Conferences (ICISC - http://icisc.neasist.org). It will also be used to facilitate the Global Information Village Plaza (GIVP) during ASIS&T Annual Meetings in the fall. This year's GIVP discussion focuses on the issue of trust in information specifically on how information professionals and members of a general public judge the authority of the information they receive, and how perceptions of trust change in different cultural contexts."
For more information, please see <http://www.neasist.org/icisc/blog/>.
A Selected List of Web Page Preservation and Archiving Projects, from Resource Shelf, edited by Gary Price and Shirl Kennedy.
From the web page for this resource: "Before we begin, please note that this is far from a comprehensive list. It's just a beginning. Many large web archiving projects (in many languages) are coming online all of the time. Plus, others already exist that we did mention in this first go around. In other words, more to come."
For more information, please see <http://www.resourceshelf.com/2006/09/30/european-archive-foundation-launches-free-digital-library-list-of-other-web-archives/>.
Calls for Participation
RIAO 2007 - 8th Conference: Large-Scale Semantic Access to Content (Text, Image, Video and Sound), 30 May - 1 June 2007, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. Call for papers. The submission date is 1 December 2006.
"RIAO 2007 will be held at Carnegie-Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA from May 30 through June 1, 2007. The RIAO conferences, organized by the 'Centre de Hautes Etudes Internationales d'Informatique Documentaire C.I.D.' treat robust and large-scale scientific and industrial solutions to information processing."
For more information, please see the CfP at <http://www.riao.org/cyberchair/cyberPapers/html/submit/index.html>.
Immersion '07, 5 - 10 August 2007. Call for applications. The application deadline is 1 December 2006.
"Immersion '07 will be four-and-one-half days of active learning and intensive interaction among academic librarians. A faculty of nationally recognized librarians will teach the program. Acceptance to the Immersion Program is competitive; participation is limited to 90 to ensure an environment that fosters group interaction and active participation."
For more information, please see <http://www.ala.org/ala/acrl/acrlissues/acrlinfolit/professactivity/iil/immersion/immersion07invitation.htm>.
ALCTS Outstanding Collaboration Citation Award. Call for nominations. The deadline for nominations is 1 December 2006.
"ALCTS Outstanding Collaboration Citation recognizes and encourages collaborative problem-solving efforts in the areas of acquisition, access, management, preservation or archiving of library materials. It recognizes a demonstrated benefit from actions, services, or products that improve and benefit providing and managing library collections. The citation may be presented to two or more individuals or groups who have participated jointly in an appropriate achievement. Accomplishments that expose problems may be as valuable as successes. The citation will be presented in a year when an achievement of merit has occurred. Recognized forms of collaboration must be between library personnel and other individuals or groups such as: publishers, vendors, cultural organizations, government agencies, philanthropic organizations, and the like. Results of a collaborative effort must demonstrate advancement in collection management or technical services working environments."
For additional information, visit the ALCTS Web site at <http://www.ala.org/alcts>.
Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program, Application deadline: December 15, 2006.
"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 and the faculty who will prepare them for careers in library science. It also supports grants for research related to library education and library staffing needs, curriculum development, an early career development program for untenured, tenure-track library and information science faculty, and continuing education and training. Guidelines are available on the IMLS Web site."
"While the deadline is December 15, IMLS recommends strongly that applicants REGISTER EARLY (see "Grants.gov Registration" section below) and COMPLETE AND SUBMIT THEIR APPLICATION EARLY."
"Applicants are urged to not wait until the last day to submit their applications. Grants.gov can slow down during periods of high usage, which most often occur between 12:00 noon and 5:00 P.M. eastern time, particularly on days near a deadline. Applicants will have a better experience if they submit their application outside of these hours and in advance of the deadline."
For more information, please see <http://www.imls.gov/applicants/grantsgov/L2107.shtm>.
ED-MEDIA 2007, 25 - 29 June 2007, Vancouver, Canada. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 19 December 2006.
"ED-MEDIA--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications is an international conference, organized by the Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). This annual conference serves as a multi-disciplinary forum for the discussion and exchange of information on the research, development, and applications on all topics related to multimedia, hypermedia and telecommunications/distance education. "
For more information, please see <http://www.aace.org/conf/edmedia/>.
ALIA New Librarians' Symposium 2006, 1 - 2 December 2006, Sydney, Australia.
"This is the fourth national event in Australia targeting the next generation of LIS professionals, and the growing popularity of the event shows the strength, energy and vitality of this movement. The next-gen LIS movement is an international one in 2004 IFLA established the New Professionals Discussion Group, and the American Library Association has the New Members Round Table. "
For more information, please see <http://conferences.alia.org.au/newlibrarian2006>.
Harnessing the Power of Grey - 8th International Conference on Grey Literature, 4 - 5 December 2006, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
"The Grey Literature Network Service was founded in 1993. The goal of GreyNet is to facilitate dialog, research, and communication between persons and organisations in the field of grey literature."
For more information, please see <http://www.greynet.org/pages/2/index.htm>.
Eighth International Conference on Information Integration and Web-based Applications & Services (iiWAS2006), 4 - 7 December 2006, Yogyakarta, Indonesia.
"The 8th International Conference on Information Integration and Web-based Applications & Services (iiWAS2006) is a leading international conference for researchers and industry practitioners to share their new ideas, original research results and practical development experiences from all information integration and web-based applications & services related areas."
For more information, please see <http://www.iiwas.org/conferences/iiwas2006/>.
International Conference on Digital Libraries, 5 - 8 December 2006, New Delhi, India.
"The objective of ICDL 2006 is to bridge the knowledge gaps between the developing and the developed countries in the field of digital libraries, and the conference will aim to strengthen the academic collaboration and strategic alliances in the development of digital libraries across the world. The conference will provide an international forum for sharing of information, experiences and ideas among researchers, educators, practitioners and policy makers from a variety of disciplines such as Library and Information Science, Computer Science, Archival and Museum studies and Knowledge Management."
For more information, please see <http://static.teriin.org/events/icdl/>.
IEEE First International Conference on Digital Information Management (ICDIM 2006), 6 - 8 December 2006, Bangalore, India.
"The International Conference on Digital Information Management is a multidisciplinary conference on digital information management, science and technology. The principal aim of this conference is to bring people in academia, research laboratories and industry and offer a collaborative platform to address the emerging issues and solutions in digital information science and technology. The ICDIM intends to bridge the gap between different areas of digital information management, science and technology."
For more information, please see <http://www.icdim.org/>.
1st International Conference on Semantics and Digital Media Technology (SAMT) , 6 - 8 December 2006, Athens Greece.
"The first international conference on Semantics and digital Media Technology (SAMT) targets to narrow the large disparity between the low-level descriptors that can be computed automatically from multimedia content and the richness and subjectivity of semantics in user queries and human interpretations of audiovisual media - The Semantic Gap."
For more information, please see <http://samt2006.org/>.
4th International Workshop for Technical, Economic and Legal Aspects of Business Models for Virtual Goods, 13 - 15 December 2006, Leeds, United Kingdom.
"The goal of this conference is to bring together experts from scientific and practical fields, researchers from different disciplines, developers, and users interested in electronic commerce of virtual goods."
For more information, please see <http://virtualgoods.tu-ilmenau.de/2006/>.
Axmedis 2006: 2nd International Conference on Automated Production of Cross Media Content for Multi-channel Distribution, 13 - 15 December 2006, Leeds, United Kingdom.
"The AXMEDIS International Conference series aims to explore all subjects and topics related to cross-media and digital-media content production, processing, management, standards, representation, sharing, protection and rights management, to address the latest developments and future trends of the technologies and their applications, impacts and exploitation. The AXMEDIS events offer venues for exchanging concepts, requirements, prototypes, research ideas, and findings which could contribute to academic research and also benefit business and industrial communities."
For more information, please see <http://www.axmedis.org/axmedis2006/>.
IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence (WI-06), 18 - 22 December 2006, Hong Kong, China.
"The 2006 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence (WI-06) will be jointly held with the 2006 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Intelligent Agent Technology (IAT-06) and the 2006 IEEE International Conference on Data Mining (ICDM-06)....WI 2006 provides a leading international forum for researchers and practitioners (1) to present the state-of-the-art of WI technologies; (2) to examine performance characteristics of various approaches in Web-based intelligent information technology; and (3) to cross-fertilize ideas on the development of Web-based intelligent information systems among different domains."
For more information, please see <http://www.comp.hkbu.edu.hk/~wii06/wi/>.
IEEE International Conference on Data Mining (ICDM '06), 18 - 22 December 2006, Hong Kong, China.
"The 6th ICDM conference (ICDM '06) provides a premier forum for the dissemination of innovative, practical development experiences as well as original research results in data mining, spanning applications, algorithms, software and systems. The conference draws researchers and application developers from a wide range of data mining related areas such as statistics, machine learning, pattern recognition, databases and data warehousing, data visualization, knowledge-based systems and high performance computing. By promoting high quality and novel research findings, and innovative solutions to challenging data mining problems, the conference seeks to continuously advance the state of the art in data mining. As an important part of the conference, the workshops program will focus on new research challenges and initiatives, and the tutorials program will cover emerging data mining technologies and the latest developments in data mining."
For more information, please see <http://www.comp.hkbu.edu.hk/~wii06/icdm/>.
(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 description for the International Conference on Digital Libraries was corrected on October 17, 2006.)
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