National Institutes of Health (NIH). Notice: Enhanced Public Access to NIH Research Information, Notice Number: NOT-OD-04-064. Release Date: September 3, 2004.
"This notice is to announce and to seek public comments regarding NIH's plans to facilitate enhanced public access to NIH health related research information. NIH intends to request that its grantees and supported Principal Investigators provide the NIH with electronic copies of all final version manuscripts upon acceptance for publication if the research was supported in whole or in part by NIH funding. This would include all research grants, cooperative agreements, contracts, as well as National Research Service Award (NRSA) fellowships."
The full notice can be seen at <http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/not-od-04-064.html>.
Copyright Issues in Digital Media, US Congressional Budget Office, August 2004.
From the Preface to the Report: "This Congressional Budget Office (CBO) paper reviews current copyright law in the United States and considers the unique aspects of digital technology's challenge to that law. It also examines the prospects for a market-based resolution to copyright disputes over digital content and explores the effect of potential revisions to copyright law on economic efficiency and equity. While this analysis suggests some issues and concerns that the Congress may wish to consider during its deliberations about any changes in copyright law, in keeping with CBO's mandate to provide objective, impartial analysis, the paper makes no policy recommendations."
The report is presented in six sections. The first section is at <http://www.cbo.gov/showdoc.cfm?index=5738&sequence=0> and provides links to the other sections. The report is available in HTML and PDF formats.
Scientific publications: Free for all?, Tenth Report of Session 2003-04, House of Commons Science and Technology Committee, United Kingdom, 20 July 2004.
From the Summary to the Report: "This Report recommends that all UK higher education institutions establish institutional repositories on which their published output can be stored and from which it can be read, free of charge, online. It also recommends that Research Councils and other Government funders mandate their funded researchers to deposit a copy of all of their articles in this way. The Government will need to appoint a central body to oversee the implementation of the repositories; to help with networking; and to ensure compliance with the technical standards needed to provide maximum functionality. Set-up and running costs are relatively low, making institutional repositories a cost-effective way of improving access to scientific publications."
For more information, please see <http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm/cmsctech.htm>.
Digital Preservation: the global context, Conference Report, Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC), 2004.
"The report from the 8th DPC Forum, Digital Preservation: the global context, held on 23 June, is now available from the DPC website at <http://www.dpconline.org/graphics/events/for040623.html>.
Digital Object Identifiers for Publishing and the e-Learning Community: A Report by TSO (The Stationery Office). Supported by Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) funds July 2004.
From the Executive Summary to the Report: "The main purpose of this report is to guide and assist development of a JISC digital identifier policy. It is principally aimed at persistent digital identifiers for JISC services, external agencies and JISC digital content publishing programmes. "
This report is online in PDF format at <http://dx.doi.org/10.1786/430153514841>.
Institution-wide and Library Portal Case Studies, JISC Portals Programme, 2004.
"JISC has funded a number of case studies in the assessment and implementation of portal solutions within an institution. The studies include work on institution-wide portals and more specific library portals....Case studies will be disseminated widely via this [JISC] website and other JISC channels."
The case studies are now available in Word and PDF formats. For more information, please see <http://www.jisc.ac.uk/project_portal_casestudies.html>.
LibPortal Project: A Survey and Review of Library-orientated Portals in Higher and Further Education, LISU, Loughborough University, March 2004.
From the Executive Summary to the Report: "The research undertaken for the LibPortal Project is intended to inform the JISC of the current development of library oriented portals in the Higher Education and Further Education sectors. The project reports on the take-up of commercial systems as well as the reasons for institutions deciding to choose an alternative solution. The survey asked questions about integration, access to resources, technical and bureaucratic issues with implementation, promotion and usage of resources. Respondents gave replies relating to both commercial products and to the delivery of other web based resources."
For more information and a link to downloadable PDF and Word versions, please see <http://www.jisc.ac.uk/index.cfm?name=project_libportal>.
DREI: Digital Reference Education Initiative - Rubrics for Digital Reference Service Providers, Digital Reference Education Initiative (DREI) Advisory Board, September 2004.
As announced by JoAnn Wasik, Syracuse University: "The Digital Reference Education Initiative (DREI) Advisory Board has drafted a set of core competencies for digital reference education and practice that is now posted on the DREI site. "Rubrics for Digital Reference Service Providers" is a working document, for which we welcome comments and suggestions from the virtual reference community. The rubrics have been developed to aid in the teaching of virtual reference to LIS students, as well as to act as a guide for the hiring, training, and assessment of practicing librarians and reference staff with digital reference responsibilities....Please send your comments [about this document] to Ken Lavender at kenlavender@YAHOO.COM."
Please see <http://drei.syr.edu/pdf/DREICompetenciesDraft092004.pdf>.
Guidelines for Implementing and Maintaining Virtual Reference Services, Prepared by the MARS Digital Reference Guidelines Ad Hoc Committee, Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), 2004. Approved by the RUSA Board of Directors June 2004.
From the "Introduction" to the Guidelines: "The purpose of these guidelines is to assist libraries and consortia with implementing and maintaining virtual reference services. The guidelines are meant to provide direction, without being over-prescriptive. Variance among institutions will result in differences in the adherence to these guidelines, but the committee hopes to have cast the model broadly enough to provide a framework for virtual reference which can be widely adopted and which will endure through many changes in the ways in which libraries provide virtual reference services."
For more information, please see <http://www.ala.org/ala/rusa/rusaprotools/referenceguide/virtrefguidelines.htm>.
Recognizing Digitization as a Preservation Reformatting Method, Prepared for the ARL Preservation of Research Library Materials Committee by Kathleen Arthur, Head, Replacement & Reformatting, University of Chicago; Sherry Byrne, Preservation Librarian, University of Chicago; Elisabeth Long, Co-Director, Digital Library Development Center, University of Chicago; Carla Q. Montori, Head, Preservation Division, University of Michigan; and Judith Nadler, Associate Director, University of Chicago. Published June 2004.
In this report: "The Association of Research Libraries endorses digitization as an accepted preservation reformatting option for a range of materials. ARL encourages its members and others engaged in digital reformatting and those interested in initiating these activities to make an organizational and economic commitment to adhere to accepted standards and best practices, and to establish policies and the capacity to maintain digital products for the long-term. ARL calls on the community of federal grants agencies, private foundations, and grants reviewers and panelists to give equal support to proposals that incorporate digital reformatting for preservation when these conditions are met."
For more information, please see <http://www.arl.org/preserv/digit_final.html>.
Elements of Quality Online Education: Into the Mainstream , Executive Summary, edited by John Bourne & Janet C. Moore, published by the Sloan Consortium, Volume 5 in the Sloan-C Series, 2004.
From the Introduction to the Executive Summary: "The studies in this volume suggest many ways that higher education envisions the future. In times of "profound, rapid, and discontinuous change" [ii], what does it take to solve the challenges of online, blended and face-to-face education in higher education? Certainly, as the summer research workshops demonstrate, a clear case is made for collaboration among institutions. Further, online collaboration can greatly exceed what is traditionally accomplished through ad hoc exchanges in face-to-face conferences and workshops. Thus, each year, Sloan-C expands the summer research workshop to online research workshops so that people can develop thinking and make collaboration really work."
For more information, please see <http://www.sloan-c.org/publications/books/vol5summary.pdf>. To order the full text of this publication, either in print or electronic format, please visit <http://www.sloan-c.org/publications/index.asp>.
Handling file formats, by Lars R. Clausen, the State and University Library Universitetsparken, May 2004.
This document provides "considerations and plans for handling the problem of evolving file formats in a long-term web archive setting. Problems discussed include: categorization of formats, preserving limited aspects of files, criteria for evaluation of the long-term viability of formats, DRM issues, preservation strategies, and preservation workflow."
For more information, please see <http://www.netarchive.dk/website/publications/index-en.htm>.
Barriers to the Effective Management of Government Information on the Internet and Other Electronic Records, DRAFT Report by the Electronic Records Policy Working Group, National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), June 28, 2004.
From the Executive Summary: "The Electronic Records Policy Working Group (ERPWG) was formed under the auspices of the Interagency Committee on Government Information (ICGI) that is charged with implementing Section 207 of the E-Government Act of 2002 (P.L. 107-347). This report details activities the ERPWG performed under its approved work plan to identify barriers to the effective management of "Government information on the Internet and other electronic records" (P.L. 104-347 Sec. 207 (e)(1)(A)), and proposes its initial approaches to dealing with those barriers. These activities directly support the ERPWG charge to develop for ICGI consideration recommendations for policies and procedures ensuring the effective management of Government information on the Internet and other electronic records."
For more information, please see <http://www.cio.gov/documents/ICGI/ERPWG_Barriers.pdf>.
Web Harvesting Survey, by Jennifer Marill, Andrew Boyko, and Michael Ashenfelder, netpreserve.org, International Internet Preservation Consortium, Version 1, July 2004.
"The Metrics and Testbed Working Group of the IIPC conducted a survey which is an attempt to identify and classify many of the general conditions found on Web sites that influence the harvesting of content and the quality of an archival crawl....It is intended to provide a high-level overview of common Web crawling conditions, roughly prioritized by their significance, as background information for institutions beginning to engage in web harvesting. We also offer examples of the various issues, and characterize in which of the several phases of the harvesting process the described problems can occur. A complementary document, Test Bed Taxonomy, more completely describes web harvesting issues at a level of detail that will lead to implementation of an IIPC harvesting test bed."
For more information, please see <http://www.netpreserve.org/>.
Putting Eprints Software into the User Community: summary report, Steve Hitchcock, July 2004.
This is a "summary report of an invitation-only roundtable workshop on June 23, 2004, London organised by JISC and the School of Electronics and Computer Science (ECS) at Southampton University" and includes a link to the Program and Proceedings from the workshop as well.
For more information, please see <http://opcit.eprints.org/jisc-eprints-user/summary-report.html>.
Overview of Data in the Museums, Libraries and Archives Sector, edited by Simon Matty, published by Museums, Libraries and Archives Council, 2004.
From the MLA web site description: "MLA commissioned work to gather together data covering the sector which relate to a number of key themesusers and non-users; institutions and the workforce. Using the end of the 2002/03 financial year as the cut off date for inclusion of data, the report and the data it contains should be a valuable single source of information for those wishing to find out more about the museums, archives and libraries sector."
For more information, please see <http://www.mla.gov.uk/information/evidence/ev_stats.asp>.
Point to Point
This web site for the Library of Congress National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program (NDIIPP) program offers information about the program, press releases, publications and reports. One of the publications is a newsletter, Digital Library News (look for the link to the newsletter under the category of "News and Events".
For more information, please see <http://www.digitalpreservation.gov/>.
Commission on Cyberinfrastructure for the Humanities & Social Sciences, American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS).
From the ACLS web page for the Commission on Cyberinfrastructure for the Humanities & Social Sciences: "With support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the ACLS has appointed a national commission on cyberinfrastructure in the humanities and social sciences. This commission will carry out research, hearings, and consultations to gather information and develop perspective, completing its work within the calendar year 2004 and issuing its report in early 2005." The web site for the Commission describes what cyberinfrastructure is, information about Commission meetings, a listserv, and other resources.
For more information, please see <http://www.acls.org/cyberinfrastructure/cyber.htm>.
"At each ALA MidWinter Conference, a group of LITA leaders who are acknowledged for their reputations and expertise in the library and information technology fields meets to hammer out what they believe to be top technology trends librarians should be watching."
For more information, please see <http://www.lita.org/ala/lita/litaresources/toptechtrends/toptechnology.htm>.
Calls for Participation
2005 Search Engine Meeting, 11 - 12 April 2005, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Call for papers. Those who wish to submit papers are encouraged to do so "as soon as possible", as the program will be finalized in early November 2004..
"Offers of presentations should include an informative title, a short, descriptive abstract as to what will be covered, plus a short biography of the proposed speaker. Please note that this meeting is not an appropriate occasion for pure product pitches or descriptions. Presentations accepted will be expected to make real contributions to the field of information searching and indexing, or in furthering the understanding of the meeting participants in the general search area....The conference normally attracts around 200 attendees from a broad mixture of government, academic and industry participants."
For more information, please see <http://www.infonortics.com/searchengines/sh05/call-05.html>.
Intelligence Tools: Data Mining, Visualization (IDV 2005), 27 - 28 June 2005, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Call for papers. The submission date is open at this time.
"The focus of this new annual conference is best practice in the derivation of intelligence from data. The meeting highlights the implementation of sophisticated techniques and procedures for gathering, analyzing and presenting intelligence; intelligence that is a vital factor in decision-making in enterprises or in government bodies."
For more information, please see <http://www.infonortics.com/idv/index.html>.
Censorship and Access to Information: History and the Present, 16 - 18 March 2004, St. Petersburg, Russia. Call for papers. The submission date is 31 October 2004.
"The conference will deal with the historical and contemporary control and access of information, the social responsibility of participants in the 'informational' process, and the role of libraries and mass media journalists in an 'informational society.'"
For more information, please see <http://www.ifla.org/faife/faife/call150604.htm>.
Fourteenth International World Wide Web Conference (WWW 2005), 10 - 14 May 2005, Chiba, Japan. Call for papers. The submission date is 8 November 2004.
"WWW2005 seeks original papers describing research in all areas of the web. Papers should not have been published or be in submission at another conference or journal. Topics include but are not limited to:
For more information, please see <http://www2005.org/>.
ACH/ALLC Conference 2005, 15 - 19 June 2005, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Call for papers. The submission date is 8 November 2004.
"The joint conference of the Association for Computers and the Humanities (ACH) and the Association for Literary and Linguistic Computing (ALLC) is the oldest established meeting of scholars working at the intersection of advanced information technologies and the humanities, annually attracting a distinguished international community of scholars at the forefront of their fields."
For more information about the Call for Papers, please see <http://web.uvic.ca/hrd/achallc2005/>.
Society for Information Science (SIS) 23rd Annual Conference: SIS-2005, 27 - 29 January 2005, Visakhapatnam, India. Call for papers. The submission date is 15 November 2004.
"The developments in the ability to store and retrieve large amounts of information have stimulated an interest in new ways of exploiting information and serve the user community. In the past few years many factors spurred the interest in the information delivery mechanism in library and information centres. The key issues that brought in significant changes in the academic information environments are: New Initiatives in scholarly communication; New ways of Collection development; Information organization and technical issues; User issues; Organizational issues and Library economics; Staff and skills. The initiatives have paved way for networking of digital information resources and serve the users with myriad of, hither to unidentified services. These issues demand the library and information community to be proactive, rather than reactive, in developing new service models to sustain in the resultant digital information environment. The conference aims to focus on these issues."
For more information, please see <http://sis-india.netfirms.com/sis2005.htm>.
ACM SIGMOD/PODS 2005 Conference, 13 - 16 June 2005, Baltimore, Maryland, USA. Call for papers. The submission date for SIGMOD papers is 17 November 2004, and abstracts for PODS are due by 1 December 2004.
"SIGMOD and PODS started out as separate conferences and joined in 1991. The registration process is common for both conferences and all registrants are invited to attend the social events. SIGMOD and PODS have separate program committees but registrants may attend any of the sessionsPODS or SIGMODduring the four-day joint conference. Registrants are also encouraged to attend the affiliated workshops being held in association with the main conference."
For more information about the Calls for Papers, please see <http://cimic.rutgers.edu/~sigmod05/>.
International Workshop on Privacy Data Management, 8 - 9 April 2005, Tokyo, Japan. Call for papers. The submission date is 17 November 2004.
"The aim of this workshop is to discuss and exchange the ideas related to privacy data management. We invite papers from researchers and practitioners working in privacy, security, trustworthy data systems and related areas to submit their original papers in this workshop."
For more information about suggested paper topics, please see <http://www.db.soc.i.kyoto-u.ac.jp/PDM2005/>.
CALIBER, 2 - 4 February 2005, Cochin, India. Call for papers. The submission date is 30 November 2004.
"CALIBER (Convention on Automation of Libraries in Education and Research Institutions) is an international convention, organized every year by INFLIBNET Centre in different parts of the country in collaboration with different universities. This is the premier convention in India which provides a unique forum to the library and information professionals, teachers, IT professionals, consultants and users involved in automation and networking of libraries as well as information providers to come together and interact on the subjects of mutual interest. The twelfth CALIBER in the series, for the year 2005, has been themed as "Multilingual Computing and Information Management in Digital Networked Environment" and will be hosted by Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kochi during February 2-4, 2005. The official language of the convention will be English."
For more information, please see <http://web.inflibnet.ac.in/caliber2005/index.jsp>.
The Fourth IEEE International Conference on Data Mining, 1 - 4 November 2004, Brighton, United Kingdom.
"The IEEE International Conference on Data Mining (ICDM) provides a premier international forum for the sharing of original research results and innovative, practical development experiences among researchers and application developers from different data mining related areas such as machine learning, automated scientific discovery, statistics, pattern recognition, knowledge acquisition, soft computing, databases and data warehousing, data visualization, and knowledge-based systems. The conference seeks solutions to challenging problems facing the development of data mining systems, and shapes future directions of research by promoting high quality, novel and daring research findings. As an important part of the conference, the workshops program will focus on new research challenges and initiatives, and the tutorial program will cover emerging data mining technologies and the state-of-the-art of data mining developments."
For more information, please see <http://icdm04.cs.uni-dortmund.de/>.
Digital Preservation Management: Short-Term Solutions to Long-Term Problems, 1 - 5 November 2004, Ithaca, New York, USA.
"The workshop targets managers at organizations that are facing the digital preservation challenge and highlights the need for the integration of organizational and technological issues to devise an appropriate approach."
For more information, please see <http://www.library.cornell.edu/iris/dpworkshop/>.
E-Learn 2004, 1 - 5 November 2004, Washington, DC, USA.
"This annual conference serves as a multi-disciplinary forum for the exchange of information on research, development, and applications of all topics related to e-Learning in the Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education sectors."
For more information, please see <http://www.aace.org/conf/eLearn/>.
ICMC 2004: International Computer Music Conference, 1 - 6 November 2004, Miami, Florida, USA.
"The conference will feature multiple daily concerts of computer music and multimedia works along with a daily multi-track technical program of papers, demonstrations, posters, and exhibitions. Pre-conference workshops are scheduled for 31 October....The conference explores the theme of Expanded Horizons in its creative and technical examination of the confluence of music and technology."
For more information, please see <http://www.icmc2004.org/>.
Sofia 2004: Libraries, Globalization, and Cooperation, 3 - 5 November 2004, Sofia, Bulgaria.
"Sofia 2004 is part of an international conference series hosted in Kansas City, Kansas (1995), Warsaw, Poland (1997), Sofia, Bulgaria (2000, 2002 & 2004). This series is designed to explore the impact of globalization and change on the development of libraries, information infrastructure, and society."
For more information, please see <http://slim.emporia.edu/globenet/sofia2004/index.htm>.
XXIV Annual Charleston Conference, 3 - 6 November 2004, Charleston, South Carolina, USA.
"The Charleston Conference is an informal annual gathering of librarians, publishers, and vendors of library materials in Charleston, SC, in November, to discuss issues of importance to them all....Begun in 1980, the Charleston Conference has grown from 20 participants in 1980 to 734 in 2003. The Conference does not have exhibits and is not attached to any professional organization. It is designed to be a collegial gathering of individuals from different areas who discuss the same issues in a non-threatening, friendly, and highly informal environment."
For more information, please see <http://www.katina.info/conference/index.htm>.
19th International CODATA Conference, 7 - 10 November 2004, Berlin, Germany.
"CODATA 2004 is the first major international conference designed specifically to address all facets of how the Information Society is creating new and unprecedented horizons for science....The Conference features keynotes talks, plenary lectures and contributed paper sessions that provide new and important insights about the Information Revolution and its impact on science."
For more information, please see <http://www.codata.org/04conf/index.html>.
3rd International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2004), 7 - 11 November 2004, Hiroshima, Japan.
"ISWC is a major international forum at which research on all aspects of the Semantic Web is presented....The vision of the Semantic Web is to make the contents of the Web unambiguously computer interpretable, enabling automation of a diversity of tasks currently performed by human beings. The goal of providing semantics and automated reasoning capabilities to the Web draws upon research in a broad range of areas including Artificial Intelligence, Databases, Software Engineering, Distributed Computing and Information Systems."
For more information, please see <http://iswc2004.semanticweb.org>.
The Virtual Reference Desk Conference 2004, 8 - 9 November 2004, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
"The VRD 2004 Conference is presented by the Virtual Reference Desk, a project of the U.S. Department of Education, and operated by the Information Institute of Syracuse at Syracuse University. The conference is sponsored by OCLC Member Services Division, ALA's Reference and User Services Association, and Syracuse University's School of Information Studies."
For more information, please see <http://www.vrd.org>.
KM Europe 2004, 8 - 9 November 2004, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
"For three days the global KM community will assemble to share their experiences, discuss the latest theories and swap techniques for ensuring KM achieves real results for them and their organisations."
For more information, please see <http://www.kmeurope.com/>.
Thirteenth Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM 2004), 8 - 13 November 2004, Washington, DC, USA.
"The ACM Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM) provides an international forum for presentation and discussion of research on information and knowledge management, as well as recent advances on data and knowledge bases. The purpose of the conference is to identify challenging problems facing the development of future knowledge and information systems, and to shape future directions of research by soliciting and reviewing high quality, applied and theoretical research findings."
For more information, please see <http://ir.iit.edu/cikm2004>.
Archiving Web Resources: International Conference on Issues for Cultural Heritage Institutions, 9 - 11 November 2004, Canberra, Australia.
"Web resources form an important part of a nation's national documentary and cultural heritage. Institutions with responsibility for collecting and providing long-term access to information face many issues in extending their responsibility to Web resources....The conference will advance understanding of the issues through presentations on ways in which the Web is being used. It will also review progress with addressing the issues at the institution level and through major international research endeavours."
For more information, please see <http://www.nla.gov.au/webarchiving/index.html>.
Museum Computer Network 2004 Conference - Great Technology for Confluence, Community and Collections, 10 - 13 November 2004, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
Museum Computer Network (MCN) "conferences have always been the place for 'One-Stop Shopping' when it comes to learning about technological tools especially as they are applied to the needs of museums and cultural heritage institutions. MCN is all about bringing museum information professionals together as a network of people."
For more information, please see <http://www.mcn.edu/>.
ACM GIS 2004, 12 - 13 November 2004, Washington, DC, USA.
"The symposium will provide a forum for original research contributions and practical system design, implementation, and applications of GIS. ACM-GIS 2004 will be held in conjunction with the 13th International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (ACM-CIKM 2004)."
For more information, please see <http://acmgis2004.cti.gr/>.
ASIST&T Annual Meeting 2004, 12 - 18 November 2004, Providence, Rhode Island, USA.
"The information society, especially after recent world events, is displaying an increasing tension between forces that encourage and discourage integration and cooperation. A major focus of this conference will be on conflicts and solutions involving many national and international information cultures, including social, professional, educational and technological interests."
For more information, please see <http://www.asis.org/Conferences/AM04/>.
Internet Librarian 2004, 15 - 17 November 2004, Monterey, California, USA.
"This year's Internet Librarian features four keynote sessions; 100 plus dynamic speakers in four simultaneous tracks (plus two days of Internet@Schools West), many in-depth learning events and workshops, a fun and informative evening session, cybertours, and communities of interest."
For more information, please see <http://www.infotoday.com/il2004/default.shtml>.
FUTUREGROUND, Design Research Society (DSR) 2004 International Conference, 17 - 21 November 2004, Melbourne, Australia.
"Monash University, one of Australia's leading research universities, is proud to host the DRS International Conference in Melbourne during November 2004....The theme is 'FUTUREGROUND', and will feature leading edge design research from the international research community. Supporting the central theme will be discourse around design as both cultural activity and production; mapping the discipline's development; and research in an industrial context. Particular emphasis will be on the opportunities this presents for reconsidering the nature of design and an exploration of the scope for future research."
For more information, please see <http://www.futureground.monash.edu.au/>.
Institutional Repositories: The Next Stage, 18 - 19 November 2004, Washington, DC, USA.
"Attendees of this two-day workshop, open to the international community, will gain a practical, hands-on understanding of strategies critical to the success of their institutional repository. Attendees will hear from experienced leaders in the institutional repository field as well as those involved in related innovative and important projects. The workshop will benefit those with fully functioning institutional repositories as well as those in the early stages of considering such an initiative."
For more information, please see <http://db.arl.org/ir2004/>.
Creating Library Leaders for the 21st Century: 2004 LAMA National Institute, 18 - 20 November 2004, Palm Springs, California, USA.
"The Institute will examine and explore:
For more information, please see <http://www.ala.org/ala/pr2004/august2004/2004LAMANationalInstitut.htm>.
1st Asian Library & Information Conference (ALIC2004), 21 - 24 November 2004, Bangkok, Thailand.
"The main objectives of the conference are to promote library and information services throughout the Asia-Pacific region in a rapidly changing digital and knowledge-based social environment, to address various issues that affect the library and information profession, and to provide a forum for librarians from the region and elsewhere to network, exchange ideas, and learn from each other."
For more information, please see <http://www.alic2004.org/>.
Online Information, 30 November - 2 December 2004, London, United Kingdom.
"Online Information attracts an international audience of over 11,000 visitors and 250 exhibitors making it the focal point for the global information industry....Visitors will be able to source and compare hundreds of the latest information content sources and content management solutions from around the world."
For more information, please see <http://www.online-information.co.uk/>.
(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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