A Kaleidoscope of Digital American Literature, by Martha L. Brogan with assistance from Daphnée Rentfrow, Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR), September, 2005.
From the Abstract to the Report: "This report will be useful to anyone interested in the current state of online American literature resources. Its purpose is twofold: to offer a sampling of the types of digital resources currently available or under development in support of American literature; and to identify the prevailing concerns of specialists in the field as expressed during interviews conducted between July 2004 and May 2005."
For more information, please see <http://www.clir.org/pubs/abstract/pub132abst.html>.
DLF Service Framework for Digital Libraries: A progress report for the DLF Steering Committee, Prepared by Lorcan Dempsey and Brian Lavoie on behalf of a working group comprising Peter Brantley (California Digital Library), Lorcan Dempsey (OCLC), Dale Flecker (Harvard), Brian Lavoie (OCLC), Krisellen Maloney (University of Arizona), Andy Powell (JISC/UKOLN, University of Bath), and Mackenzie Smith (MIT). Digital Library Federation.
From the Context section of the report: "This is a brief report outlining the progress made by the DLF Service Framework Working Group (henceforth the SF Group). Pending discussion by the DLF Steering Committee, it will form the basis for a wider publication."
"The Research Library is undergoing foundational change. Recent years have seen major advances in understanding of service needs and systems to support them. However, the research library community has not yet transitioned to a shared understanding of how a library and its services are organized in an increasingly networked environment."
For more information, please see <http://www.diglib.org/architectures/serviceframe/>.
Århus Public Libraries: Embracing Diversity, Empowering Citizens in Denmark, Pub 131, published by the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR), July 2005.
"The Århus Public Libraries in Denmark received the 2004 Bill & Melinda Gates Access to Learning Award. This report focuses on the progress the Libraries have made in reaching out to immigrant and refugee communities with library services based on the latest in information technology. CLIR manages the Access to Learning Award."
For more information, such as how to read online or to order in paper copy, please see <http://www.clir.org/pubs/abstract/pub131abst.html>.
EVERGREEN: Bringing Information Resources to Rural China, Pub 130, published by the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR), July 2005.
"The China Evergreen Rural Library Service (CERLS) received the 2004 Bill & Melinda Gates Access to Learning Award for placing computers in rural public high schools in China as a way of responding to the need for information among students, teachers, and communities in remote areas where poverty and illiteracy are widespread. CLIR manages the Access to Learning Award."
For more information, such as how to read online or to order in paper copy, please see <http://www.clir.org/pubs/abstract/pub130abst.html>.
Imaging Pittsburgh: Creating a Shared Gateway to Digital Image Collections of the Pittsburgh Region, Final Project Report (July 2005) by Edward A. Galloway, Principal Investigator.
"This final report summarizes accomplishments and outcomes of a University of Pittsburgh library/museum collaboration grant funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) in 2002. The report summarizes efforts to create a single online Web gateway for the public to access 7,450 visual images of Pittsburgh from twenty-seven different collections held by three cultural heritage institutions: Carnegie Museum of Art, Library & Archives of the Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania at the Heinz History Center, and University of Pittsburgh's Archives Service Center. The University of Pittsburgh's Digital Research Library, who hosts the image collections on its Historic Pittsburgh Image Collections Web site (http://images.library.pitt.edu/pghphotos), created innovative avenues for exploring the images by themes, location, and time period."
The report (PDF format) is located at <http://images.library.pitt.edu/i/imls/docs/reports/IMLS_Final_Report_Imaging_Pittsburgh.pdf>.
Digital Repositories: Helping Universities and Colleges, JISC Briefing Paper, August 2005.
Opening paragraph of the briefing paper: "Repositories are important for universities and colleges in helping to manage and capture intellectual assets as a part of their information strategy. A digital repository can hold a wide range of materials for a variety of purposes and users. It can support research, learning and administrative processes. However, repository solutions are most viable and sustainable when they are built on open standards."
For more information, please see <http://www.jisc.ac.uk/uploaded_documents/HE_repositories_briefing_paper_2005.pdf>.
Proceedings of the First International Conference on e-Social Science, held 22-24 June 2005, Manchester, UK.
"Copies of presentation slides and full papers are available in Acrobat PDF...You can also download a zipped file of the Conference Proceedings which were given to delegates on CD at the conference. A PDF of the proceedings will be available shortly."
For more information, please see <http://www.ncess.ac.uk/events/conference/programme/>.
Audit Checklist for Certifying Digital Repositories, (draft for public comment) RLG, Mountain View, CA, August 2005.
"This draft report is the first guide for determining whether a digital repository can be certified as a trusted location for digital collections. Developed by a task force of experts assembled by RLG and National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), the draft is available for public comment. Please ...comment by January 2006."
For more information, please see <http://www.rlg.org/en/page.php?Page_ID=20769>.
Open Access Webliography, By Adrian K. Ho and Charles W. Bailey, Jr., Preprint 4/26/05.
"This webliography presents a wide range of electronic resources related to the open access movement that are freely available on the Internet as of April 2005. [This] preprint is under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License." It may be found at <http://www.escholarlypub.com/cwb/oaw.htm>.
Issues in Science & Technology Librarianship, Summer 2005.
"ISTL publishes substantive material of interest to science and technology librarians. It serves as a vehicle for sci-tech librarians to share details of successful programs, materials for the delivery of information services, background information and opinions on topics of current interest, to publish research and bibliographies on issues in science and technology libraries, and to communicate in more depth than the STS-L mailing list."
For more information, please see <http://www.istl.org/05-summer/index.html>.
CLIR Issues, Number 46, July/August 2005, Council on Library and Information Resources.
"CLIR Issues, published bimonthly in a newsletter format, covers topics relevant to CLIR's agenda."
For more information, please see <http://www.clir.org/pubs/issues/issues46.html>.
Journal of Online Learning and Teaching (JOLT), a new journal disseminated by MERLOT.
"MERLOT is a free and open resource designed primarily for faculty and students of higher education. The MERLOT Journal of Online Learning and Teaching (JOLT) is a peer-reviewed, online publication addressing the scholarly use of multimedia resources in education. The objectives of JOLT are to:
For more information, please see <http://jolt.merlot.org/>.
RLG DigiNews, August 2005.
"Now in its ninth year of publication, RLG DigiNews is a bimonthly web-based newsletter intended to:
For more information, please see <http://www.rlg.org/en/page.php?Page_ID=20744>.
Point to Point
The Section 108 Study Group, Library of Congress.
"The Section 108 Study Group is a select committee of copyright experts, convened by the Library of Congress, and charged with updating for the digital world the Copyright Act balance between the rights of creators and copyright owners and the needs of libraries and archives." The Group's web site provides links to "News and Press Releases" and Background Papers.
For more information, please see <http://www.loc.gov/section108/index.html>.
E-Commerce Alert, University of Alberta Libraries.
"E-Commerce Alert is a blog that assists professionals interested in staying current with developments in electronic commerce. E-commerce Alert scans hundreds of journal and e-zine articles each month. Search results are then carefully filtered for their relevance. "
For more information, please see <http://www.library.ualberta.ca/mt/blog/ecommerce/>.
Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography, Version 59, September 9, 2005, Charles W. Bailey, Jr.
"Version 59 of the Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography is now available. This selective bibliography presents over 2,480 articles, books, and other printed and electronic sources that are useful in understanding scholarly electronic publishing efforts on the Internet."
For more information, please see <http://info.lib.uh.edu/sepb/sepb.html>.
Calls for Participation
2005 Search Engine Meeting, 24 - 25 April 2006, Boston, Massachusetts. Call for papers. The submission date is open; however, the program will be finalized in early November, so early submission is recommended.
"[The] 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. All presentations will be in the full session; there are no breakout or parallel sessions at this meeting."
For more information, please see <http://www.infonortics.com/searchengines/sh06/call-06.html>.
Serials Librarian, Special issue on Serials & Continuing Resources in the Library: New Frontiers in Access, Acquisition & Ownership. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 1 November 2005.
Announced by Gerry McKiernan: "If the past is an indicator, current, emerging and yet-to-be Net and Web features and functionalities will have a significant impact on the content and publishing of serials and continuing resources, as well as on those institutions that historically have assumed the role of maintaining and assuring current and long-term access to these publications, notably academic, public, research, and special libraries, among many other organizations."
"To commemorate the publication of the 50th volume of The Serials Librarian, submissions are invited that envision, review, or speculate on topics falling into one or more of the following broad categories:"
"The categories are intentionally broad to allow contributors to think openly about any and all potential possibilities."
For more information, please contact Gerry McKiernan at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
ECIR 2006 - 28th European Conference on Information Retrieval, 10 - 12 April 2006, London, United Kingdom. Call for papers. The submission deadline for papers is 4 November 2005.
"The annual European Conference on Information Retrieval (ECIR 2006) is the main European forum for the presentation of new research results in the field of Information Retrieval. The conference encourages the submission of high quality research papers reporting original, previously unpublished results."
For more information, please see <http://ecir2006.soi.city.ac.uk/>.
Ninth International Society for Knowledge Organization (ISKO) Conference, 4 - 7 July 2006, Vienna, Austria. Call for papers. The submission deadline for abstracts is 4 November 2005.
"The conference will be hosted by the Center for Translation Studies and the Institute for Educational Sciences at the University of Vienna. The theme of the conference is: "Knowledge Organization for a Global Learning Society". Papers addressing all aspects of Knowledge Organization research and practice will be welcomed. Particular themes identified include the following, but these should not be considered definitive and any related aspects are welcomed:
For more information, please see the conference web site at <http://isko.univie.ac.at/cms2/index.php>.
ECURE 2006, 27 February - 1 March 2006, Tempe, Arizona, USA. Call for papers. The submission date is 15 November 2005.
"The ECURE 2006 program will focus on the topic of biomedical information, the infrastructure required to collect, sustain and make available associated research data and administrative records, and the policy and regulatory environments that drive this activity at the institutional or national level. Specifically ECURE will seek presenters who are investigating the nature of biomedical research data and designing information systems that accommodate appropriate use, reuse and preservation. Research faculty and administrators, policy analysts, technology professionals, librarians, records managers and archivists would be potential speakers and the target audience for this conference."
For more information, please see <http://www.asu.edu/ecure/proposals.html>.
WEBIST 2006 - 2nd International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies, 10 - 13 April 2006, Sebútal, Portugal. Call for papers. The submission date is 29 November 2005.
" The purpose of the 2nd International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies (WEBIST-2006) is to bring together researchers, engineers and practitioners interested in the technological advances and business applications of web-based information systems. The conference has four main track, covering different aspects of Web Information Systems, including Internet Technology, Web Interfaces and Applications, Society, e-Communities, e-Business and, last but not least, e-Learning. "
For more information, please see <http://www.webist.org/>.
ELPUB 2006: 10th International Conference on Electronic Publishing, 14 - 16 June 2006, Bansko, Bulgaria. Call for papers, tutorials, workshops, posters, and demonstrations. The submission deadline for all categories is 21 November 2005.
"Three distinguished features of this conference are: broad scope of topics which creates a unique atmosphere of active exchange and learning about various aspects of electronic publishing; combination of general and technical tracks; and a condensed procedure of submission, revision and publication of proceedings which guarantees presentations of most recent work. "
For more information, please see the conference web site at <http://www.elpub.net/>.
Copyright, Ari Friedman, Managing Editor, University of Pennsylvania. Call for papers for a new open-access peer-reviewed journal.
"Copyright, a new open-access, peer-reviewed journal led by a renowned editorial team, seeks papers on all aspects of copyright in the Internet age. The journal features a rapid review and publication time while maintaining rigorous standards regarding the quality of the work. Copyright focuses on detailed research and case studies vetted by peer-review; opinion pieces and shorter communications are also invited and will be accepted at the editors' discretion. Because the journal is open-access, the author retains the copyright to his or her works."
For more information, please see <http://www.copyrightjournal.org/index.php/Copyright>.
Persistence of Memory: Stewardship of Digital Assets, 1 - 2 November 2005, Boston, Massachusetts.
"This conference, taught by leading experts in digital preservation, addresses the question of managing and preserving digital assets over the long term. Institutions are rapidly acquiring collections of digitized or born-digital resources. Without intervention, these materials will not survive even a single human career. Participants will learn about evolving best practices for digital preservation. This conference will help institutions take the next steps to preserve their investment and create a framework for ensuring sustainable collections. The conference is co-sponsored by the Museum Computer Network (MCN) as a pre-conference to MCN 's 2005 Conference, 'Digits Fugit! Preserving Knowledge into the Future.'"
For more information, please see <http://www.nedcc.org/>.
13th Annual American Association for Collegiate Independent Study Conference - Harvesting the Promise of Distance Learning: Emerging Trends and Practices, 3 - 5 November 2005, Urbana, Illinois, USA.
"AACIS is a young, vibrant organization of independent study and distance learning professionals. This annual conference provides opportunities for participants to share insights and experiences with their peers fellow administrators, curriculum developers, faculty members, student services personnel, support staff, and others. Each year, the AACIS organization seeks to discuss the concerns and new developments in the field of independent and distance learning. Topics related to the areas of research and assessment, operations and student services, curriculum development, course design and editing, marketing, and administration may be covered."
For more information, please see <http://www.conferences.uiuc.edu/aacis>.
Digits Fugit! Preserving Knowledge into the Future: Museum Computer Network 2005 Conference, 3 - 5 November 2005, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
"This year's program, organized around the theme: DIGITS FUGIT! Preserving Knowledge into the Future, is chock-full in every dimension. An first-rate selection of speakers will stretch your mind and imagination as you participate in sessions on all sorts of topics, each of which is crucial to your daily activities on the job."
For more information, please see <http://www.mcn.edu/Mcn2005/mcn2005index.htm>.
International Conference on Information Quality, 4 - 6 November 2005, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.
"The innovative International Conference on Information Quality (IQ) provides a forum for both researchers and practitioners to exchange IQ knowledge and ideas and learn from each other. Practitioners and researchers present findings and experience on topics such as IQ concepts, IQ management, case studies, best practices, cost/benefit analysis, IQ and data warehousing, IQ and e-business, policies and standards. In addition to the official program, there is plenty of opportunity for informal discussions."
For more information, please see <http://www.iqconference.org/>.
International Forum on Virtual Communities, 9 - 10 November 2005, London, United Kingdom.
"The focus of this annual forum is all aspects of virtual communities: creation, management, tools and roles."
For more information, please see <http://www.infonortics.com/vc/>.
Past, Present, and Future of Research in the Information Society, 13 - 15 November 2005, Tunis, Tunisia.
"This event will examine the role of research and the production of knowledge in the information society, with special emphasis on developing areas of the world. Core issues of the conference lie at the intersection of Science and Engineering, Information and Communication Technologies, and Development."
For more information, please see <http://worldsci.net/>.
The VRD 7th Annual Reference Conference Recognizing the Success of Reference, 14 - 15 November 2005, San Francisco, California, USA.
"The VRD conference explores all aspects of reference service in a broad range of contexts, including libraries and information centers, government, business, education, and other industry sectors or organizations. The theme of this year's conference, "Recognizing the Success of Reference," examines the challenges, accomplishments, and perhaps pitfalls of integrating digital reference into the traditional reference environment."
For more information, please see <http://www.vrd2005.org/>.
KMWorld & Intranets Conference and Exhibition, 15 - 17 November 2005, San Jose, California, USA.
"This year's theme, Applying Strategies, Practices, & Tools for Organizational Success, emphasizes that knowledge management is neither theory nor dream, but at work today, totally integrated into daily business and work processes. This year's KMWorld Conference and Exhibition directly addresses what it takes to improve business processes and solve urgent organizational challenges such as knowledge transfer in aging workforces and decision-support. As always, the conference program covers the strategies, practices, processes, tools, and solutions for enterprises. This is a conference that stresses solutions that businesspeople can put to work immediately within their organizations."
For more information, please see <http://www.kmworld.com/kmw05/>.
WISIS: World Summit on the Information Society: Phase 2, 16 - 18 November 2005, Tunis, Tunisia.
" The World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) is held in two phases. The first phase of WSIS took place in Geneva hosted by the Government of Switzerland from 10 to 12 December 2003, where 175 countries adopted a Declaration of Principles and Plan of Action. In the second phase of WSIS efforts are being made to put the Plan of Action into motion and working groups have been set up to find solutions and reach agreements in the fields of Internet governance and financing mechanisms."
For more information, please see <http://www.itu.int/wsis/>.
Online Information & Education Conference 2005, 16 - 19 November 2005, Bangkok, Thailand.
"[The] conference and workshops look at the external and the traditional library and how one affects the other. We also take a look at more traditional concerns and where the library fits in to education and knowledge management....The conference is divided into two: two days of workshops on 16 & 19 November and two days of conference presentations on 17 & 18 November and an exhibition. There is a fee to attend the workshops (see below). There is no fee to attend the conference. "
For more information, please see <http://www.igroupnet.com/online2005/index.cfm>.
4th WSEAS International Conference on E-Activities (E-ACTIVITIES '05), 17 - 19 November 2005, Miami, Florida, USA.
"Sponsored by: WSEAS (WSEAS Technical Committees on Computers, WSEAS Technical Committees on Multimedia, WSEAS Technical Committees on E-commerce, WSEAS Technical Committees on Software Engineering), topics for this conference include: E-Learning, E-Communities, E-Commerce, E-Management, E-Marketing, E-Governance, and Tele-Working."
For more information, please see <http://www.worldses.org/conferences/2005/florida/e-activities/index.html>.
11th Sloan-C International Conference in Asynchronous Learning Networks (ALN), 17 - 19 November 2005, Orlando, Florida, USA.
"Asynchronous learning networks (ALNs) are helping to transform education and training from site-based, time-bound experiences to anytime-anywhere online learning environments. By connecting learners with each other, with their instructors, and with a wide range of resources, ALNs allow a high degree of interaction and collaboration."
For more information, please see <http://www.aln.ucf.edu/>.
Web Information Systems Quality (WISQ 2005) Workshop, 20 - 22 November 2005, New York City, New York, USA.
"This workshop will provide a forum discussion and dissemination of research from a holistic and comprehensive perspective on quality of web information systems including web services. This workshop aims to promote all the areas related to the quality of the web information systems."
For more information, please see <http://www.csse.monash.edu.au/wisq05/>.
WISE 2005: International Conference on Web Information Systems Engineering, 20 - 22 November 2005, New York City, New York, USA.
"WISE 2005 aims at presenting novel topics and approaches to Web engineering in the dynamic, diverse, distributed and ever increasing volume of WWW data and applications."
For more information, please see <http://www.csse.monash.edu.au/wisq05/>.
Ensuring Long-term Preservation and Adding Value to Scientific and Technical Data (PV 2005), 21 - 23 November 2005, Edinburgh, United Kingdom.
"This conference is the third of a series on long-term preservation and adding value to scientific data, begun in 2002 in France. Over the past several years the importance of this topic has been recognised increasingly widely and the term "digital curation" has come into use which covers similar ideas....Much scientific and technical data is kept because it is the record of observations or phenomena which will never happen again, because it is part of a long time series or because it forms part of the heritage which future generations will wish to understand. Data managers are therefore increasingly required to ensure the long-term preservation and to add value to data as an integral part of their responsibilities. What technological, methodological, standardizing and economic prospects are now opening up in this field? These will be some of the issues addressed during the symposium."
For more information, please see <http://www.ukoln.ac.uk/events/pv-2005/>.
The Fifth IEEE International Conference on Data Mining (ICDM 2005), 26 - 30 November 2005, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
"The 2005 IEEE International Conference on Data Mining (IEEE ICDM '05) 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."
For more information, please see <http://www.cacs.louisiana.edu/~icdm05/>.
Online Information 2005, 29 November - 1 December 2005, London, United Kingdom.
"Online Information is a 3-day international exhibition and conference focussed on online content and information management solutions....The Online Information Conference attracts over 900 delegates from over 40 countries across all continents providing a forum dedicated to learning, debate, professional development, technology reviews and assessments, expert discussion as well as case-study presentations and the sharing of research results and opinion."
For more information, please see <http://www.online-information.co.uk/>.
Online Educa Berlin 2005: 11th International Conference on Technology Supported Learning and Training, 30 November - 2 December 2005, Berlin, Germany.
"Themes for this conference include:
For more information, please see <http://www.online-educa.com/en/>.
AMIA (Association of Moving Image Archivists) 2005 Conference, 30 November - 3 December 2005, Austin, Texas, USA.
"The AMIA annual conference provides an opportunity for colleagues and those interested in the field to meet, share information and work together. For newcomers to this vibrant, dynamic and committed community, networking with other AMIA members and industry professionals is invaluable for professional development. AMIA conference registration includes participation in all regular sessions and screenings and some special events. The 2005 AMIA Conference is open to all, regardless of membership."
For more information, please see <http://www.amianet.org/annual/next/next.html>.
(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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