Our Cultural Commonwealth: The report of the American Council of Learned Societies' Commission on Cyberinfrastructure for Humanities and Social Sciences, American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS), July 18, 2006.
"Cyberinfrastructure is being built much more quickly, and so it is especially important that humanists and social scientists actively engage with it, articulate what they require of it, and contribute their expertise to its development. "Our Cultural Commonwealth: The final report of the American Council of Learned Societies Commission on Cyberinfrastructure for the Humanities & Social Sciences" presents an agenda for that engagement. The report, available now in final draft form, will appear in final form in the fall, 2006."
For more information, please see <http://www.acls.org/cyberinfrastructure/>.
The Digital Learning Challenge: Obstacles to Educational Uses of Copyrighted Material in the Digital Age, William McGeveran and William W. Fisher, Berkman Center Research Publication No. 2006-09, August 2006.
Excerpt from Abstract: "This foundational white paper reports on a year-long study by the Berkman Center for Internet and Society, funded by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, examining the relationship between copyright law and education. In particular, we wanted to explore whether innovative educational uses of digital technology were hampered by the restrictions of copyright. We found that provisions of copyright law concerning the educational use of copyrighted material, as well as the business and institutional structures shaped by that law, are among the most important obstacles to realizing the potential of digital technology in education. "
For more information, please see <http://ssrn.com/abstract=923465>.
Data Dictionary for Preservation Metadata, Final Report of the PREMIS Working Group, May 2005. Copyright 2005 OCLC and RLG
"In 2003 OCLC and RLG established Preservation Metadata: Implementation Strategies (PREMIS), an international working group. This report and the PREMIS Data Dictionary version 1.0 are the culmination of nearly two years of effort by PREMIS members."
"The Data Dictionary defines and describes an implementable set of core preservation metadata with broad applicability to digital preservation repositories. This report is intended to put the Data Dictionary into context, explain the underlying assumptions and data model, and provide additional information about the meaning and use of semantic units defined in the Data Dictionary. "
The PREMIS Data Dictionary won the 2006 Society of American Archivists' Preservation Publication Award. A PDF version of the final report is at <http://www.oclc.org/research/projects/pmwg/premis-final.pdf>.
Augmenting Interoperability across Scholarly Repositories: Report of a meeting sponsored and supported by Microsoft, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Coalition for Networked Information, the Digital Library Federation, and the Joint Information Systems Committee. April 20 - 21, 2006, New York, NY. Prepared by Jeroen Bekaert & Herbert Van de Sompel.
"Under guidance of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI), the digital Library Federation (DLF), the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) and Microsoft, a meeting was held aimed at identifying concrete steps that could be taken to augment interoperability across heterogeneous scholarly repositories. The specific goal of the meeting was to try and reach a common understanding regarding a data model and a limited set of core, protocol-based repository interfaces that would allow services and downstream applications to interact with heterogeneous repositories in a consistent manner. Such repository interfaces include interfaces that support locating, identifying, harvesting, obtaining and depositing compound digital objects."
"The meeting was attended by repository software representatives from such repository systems as DSpace, EPrints, and Fedora; content repository representatives from such organizations and companies as ARTStore, arXiv, Citeseer, Harvard Open Content, Nature Publishing; and technology advisors from such projects as aDORe, Pathways, Aquifer, Eduserv Foundation, NSDL and the DSpace Chinese Federation Project."
"This is a brief report outlining this meeting. The agenda and presentations of the meeting are available at <http://msc.mellon.org/Meetings/Interop/>."
NISO Metasearch XML Gateway Implementers Guide, by the NISO Standards Committee BC (Task Group 3): Search / Retrieve, Version 1.0, August 7, 2006.
Abstract "This document describes the NISO Metasearch XML Gateway (MXG) protocol, which is based on the NISO-registered SRU protocol. This gateway provides a mechanism for information service providers to expose their content and services to a Metasearch engine. While the task group recognized that the longer term goal is some type of standardized query protocol based on SRU/SRW, an XML gateway provides an immediate, low entry barrier method for content providers to interact with metasearch services."
For more information, or to downlaod the guide in PDF format, please see <http://www.niso.org/committees/MS_initiative.html>.
Best Practices for Designing Web Services in the Library Context, NISO RP 2006-01, by the NISO Web Services and Practices Working Group. Published by the National Information Standards Organization, July 2006.
From the Introduction: "In order to create an interoperable "ecology" for digital library systems, some standard practices need to be adopted, and some standards and standard technologies need to be provided in order to best support these practices. This document will recommend a set of best practices in support of interoperable digital library services. "
For more information, or to downlaod NISO RP 2006-01 in PDF format, please see the working group web page at <http://www.niso.org/committees/Services/Services_story.html>.
Here or There? A Survey of Factors in Multinational R&D Location Report to the Government-University-Industry Research Roundtable (2006), by Jerry Thursby, Emory University and Marie Thursby, Georgia Institute of Technology & National Bureau of Economic Research. Published by the National Academies Press. ISBN: 0309101840
From the Executive Summary: "This document presents results from a survey of over 200 multinational companies across 15 industries regarding the factors that influence decisions on where to conduct research and development (R&D). The survey was originally proposed by the Government-University-Industry Research Roundtable (GUIRR) of the U.S. National Academies out of a concern that policy discussions be informed by data rather than anecdote."
This report may be read free of charge online or can be ordered in print for $10.80. For more information, please see <http://www.nap.edu/catalog/11675.html>.
Recommendation on the digitisation and online accessibility of cultural material and digital preservation, European Commission, August 2006.
"The European Commission adopted on 24 August 2006 a Recommendation on the digitisation and online accessibility of cultural material and digital preservation (EN text; PDF file). The Recommendation aims at bringing out the full economic and cultural potential of Europe's cultural and scientific heritage through the Internet. It is part of the Commission's strategy for the digitisation, online accessibility and digital preservation of Europe's cultural and scientific heritage as set out in the Commission Communication 'i2010: digital libraries'. "
For more information, please see <http://europa.eu.int/information_society/activities/digital_libraries/index_en.htm>.
Online Activities & Pursuits - Bloggers: A portrait of the internet's new storytellers, by Amanda Lenhart and Susannah Fox, Pew Internet & American Life Project, July 19, 2006.
From the Pew Internet & American Life Project site: "The ease and appeal of blogging is inspiring a new group of writers and creators to share their voices with the world. A national phone survey of bloggers finds that most are focused on describing their personal experiences to a relatively small audience of readers and that only a small proportion focus their coverage on politics, media, government, or technology."
For more information, please see <http://www.pewinternet.org/PPF/r/186/report_display.asp>.
Georeferencing: The Geographic Associations of Information, by Linda L. Hill, MIT Press, September 2006. ISBN-10: 0-262-08354-X. (This item is not available for viewing free of charge.)
"After a brief overview of relevant material from cognitive psychology on how humans perceive and respond to geographic space, Hill introduces the reader to basic information about geospatial information objects, concepts of geospatial referencing, the role of gazetteer data, the ways in which geospatial referencing has been included in metadata structures, and methods for the implementation of geographic information retrieval (GIR). Georeferencing will be a valuable reference for librarians, archivists, scientific data managers, information managers, designers of online services, and any information professional who deals with place-based information."
For ordering information, please see <http://mitpress.mit.edu/catalog/item/default.asp?ttype=2&tid=11007>.
Digital Libraries: Integrating Content and Systems, by Mark Dahl, Kyle Banerjee and Michael Spalti, Chandos Publishing (2006). ISBN: 1843341557 (paper) 1843341662 (hardcover). (This item is not available for viewing free of charge.)
"Low cost Internet technology has transformed library services by allowing libraries to play a creative and dynamic role in the delivery of information to their users. This book helps managers, systems personnel, and graduate students understand the challenges of providing digital library services with a number disparate content providers and software systems. It also helps readers understand what libraries must do to deliver a user experience customized to the needs of individual institutions."
For more information, please see <http://www.chandospublishing.com/catalogue/record_detail.php?recordID=91>.
Digital Curation Centre Externally moderated reflective self-evaluation: Report, by Peter Brophy and Jeremy Frey, September 2006.
"This Report describes the evaluation of the first phase of activity of the Digital Curation Centre (DCC), which was established in early 2004 with funding, initially from the Higher Education Funding Councils' Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) coupled from September 2004 with funding from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)."
For more information, please see <http://www.dcc.ac.uk/docs/DCC_Evaluation_Report_Final.pdf>.
E-Book Platforms and Aggregators: an evaluation of available options for publishers, by Linda Bennett, Gold Leaf, ALPSP Publications, August 2006, ISBN 978-0-907341-33-8. (This item is not available for viewing free of charge.)
"As the number of e-books platforms has proliferated, and as the models which allow access to them grow in variety and complexity, publishers and librarians have become increasingly interested in what exactly is on offer, and what constitute the relative benefits and constraints of the available platforms. This report explores in depth the attributes and features of the main aggregator platforms, providing a comprehensive and detailed evaluation. The commercial and pedagogical advantages and drawbacks of e-books are also described from the different perspectives of publishers, librarians and academics."
For more information about ordering this report, please see <http://www.alpsp.org/publications/pub15.htm>.
Australian Partnership for Sustainable Repositories PREMIS Requirement Statement Project Report, by Bronwyn Lee, Gerard Clifton and Somaya Langley, National Library of Australia, July 2006.
Announced by Margaret Henty, The Australian National University: "[This report] contains the results of the PRESTA & PREMIS Requirements Statement project undertaken by the National Library of Australia from December 2005 to June 2006 for the Australian Partnership for Sustainable Repositories (APSR). The National Library of Australia has two digital repositories: PANDORA, Australia's web archive, and a digital repository for storing its own digital collections which is managed using a system developed inhouse called the Digital Collections Manager (DCM)."
For more information, please see <http://www.apsr.edu.au/publications/presta/>.
Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, Summer 2006.
"Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship (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/>.
User feedback results on subject-based cross-repository resource discovery service from PerX, Perx Project, August 2006.
From an announcement from Roddy MacLeod, Heriot-Watt University: "One of the PerX (Pilot Engineering Repository X-search) project aims is to asses the potential usefulness of a subject-based cross-repository resource discovery service for engineering. To do this, PerX developed a Pilot search tool and then used it as a testbed to ascertain from a selection of academic end-users their opinions on the appropriateness of the subject-based approach and the effectiveness of the search tool. Some initial feedback results from the first batch of testing are now available...This includes a report analysing Web Questionnaire Results, and a report from a Focus Group. Both reports should be of interest to anyone interested in resource discovery services, digital repositories, etc., and not just those in engineering."
For more information, please see <http://www.icbl.hw.ac.uk/perx/userfeedback.htm>.
SPEC Kit 292: Institutional Repositories, University of Houston Libraries Institutional Repositories Task Force, July 2006, ISBN 1-59407-708-8, 176 pp. $45 ($35 ARL members).
"This SPEC Kit includes documentation from respondents in the form of Institutional Repositories (IR) home pages, IR usage statistics, deposit policies, metadata policies, preservation policies, and IR proposals....The table of contents and executive summary from this SPEC Kit are available online at <http://www.arl.org/spec/SPEC292web.pdf>."
More information about the kit, including instructions on how to order the full SPEC kit is at <http://www.arl.org/pubscat/pr/2006/spec292.html>.
The LIFE Project - Bringing digital preservation to LIFE Lifecycle Information for E-literature: A summary from the LIFE project Report Produced for the LIFE conference 20 April 2006, McLeod, R. and Wheatley, P. and Ayris, P. (2006).
From the Executive Summary Introduction: "The LIFE Project has developed a methodology to calculate the long-term costs and future requirements of the preservation of digital assets. LIFE has achieved this by analysing and comparing three different digital collections and by applying a lifecycle approach to each. From this work LIFE has identified a number of strategic issues and common needs."
"To view the final reports from the LIFE project please visit the project website: <http://www.ucl.ac.uk/ls/lifeproject/documentation/>."
RLG DigiNews, August 2006 issue.
"RLG DigiNews (ISSN 1093-5371) is a Web-based newsletter conceived by the RLG preservation community and developed to serve a broad readership around the world. It is produced by staff in the Department of Research, Cornell University Library, in consultation with RLG Programs, OCLC Office of Programs and Research, and is published six times a year at <http://www.rlg.org>. "
The August 2006 issue of RLG Diginews is at <http://www.rlg.org/en/page.php?Page_ID=20962>.
Journal of Electronic Publishing, Summer 2006, Volume 9, Issue 2.
"The Journal of Electronic Publishing (JEP) is a forum for research and discussion about contemporary publishing practices, and the impact of those practices upon users....JEP aspires to document the changes in publishing, and in some cases to stimulate and shape the direction of those changes. The articles present innovative ideas, best practices, and leading-edge thinking about all aspects of publishing, authorship, and readership. The editor and publisher are committed to presenting wide-ranging and diverse viewpoints on contemporary publishing practices, and to encouraging dialogue and understanding between key decision-makers in publishing and those who are affected by the decisions being made."
For more information, please see <http://www.hti.umich.edu/j/jep/>.
First Monday, Volume 11, Number 8, August 2006.
"This issue presents selected papers from the Seventh Annual Conference on Libraries and Museums in the Digital World [WebWise 2006], sponsored by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, Online Computer Library Center, and J. Paul Getty Trust, 15 - 17 February 2006."
For more information, please see <http://firstmonday.org/issues/issue11_8/>.
Whiteboard Report, September 2006, Issue Number 100.
" Since December 2000 NSDL Whiteboard Report has circulated news about community events, achievements, initiatives and priorities that emerged on the way to creating a national education library focused on science, technology, engineering and mathematics. As Henry Ford observed: "Coming together is a beginning; Keeping together is progress; Working together is success." In 2006 NSDL is a just such a success woven from a network of people, technology, resources, institutions and organizations. Kaye Howe, Dean Krafft, John Saylor, Kate Wittenberg, Bill Arms, Dave McArthur, are six among many individuals who have contributed to weaving a strong yet unfinished fabric that is the National Science Digital Library. Whiteboard Report asked them to reflect on four themes for this issue Tackling Educational Standards, Increasing Use, Putting Content in Context, and Pulling Together as NSDL looks towards a fast-changing future and the next one hundred issues of Whiteboard Report."
This issue of Whiteboard Report is available at <http://content.nsdl.org/wbr/Issue.php?issue=current#top>.
Ariadne, Issue 48, July 2006.
"Ariadne is a Web magazine for information professionals in archives, libraries and museums in all sectors. Since its inception in January 1996 it has attempted to keep the busy practitioner abreast of current digital library initiatives as well as technological developments further afield. It concentrated originally on reporting in depth to the information community at large on progress and developments within the UK Electronic Libraries Programme (eLib), covering matters such as information service developments and information networking issues worldwide. It now additionally reports on newer JISC-funded programmes and services as well as developments in the field of Museums, Libraries and Archives within the UK and abroad."
For more information, please see <http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/>.
Point to Point
"The fourth in the series highlighting DPC members' projects is now available from the DPC website. Steve Hitchcock, Preserv project manager at the University of Southampton, is interviewed about the Preserv project: <http://www.dpconline.org/graphics/join/preserv.html>."
For more information about other preservation projects, please see <http://www.dpconline.org/graphics/join/featured-projects.html>.
Version 63, Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography, Charles W. Bailey, Jr., Assistant Dean Planning and Development, University of Houston Libraries.
"Version 63 of the Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography is now available. This selective bibliography presents over 2,730 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://epress.lib.uh.edu/sepb/sepb.html>.
Subject Index to Literature on Electronic Sources of Information, September 1, 2006 edition, by Marian Dworaczek, University of Saskatchewan Library.
"The page-specific 'Subject Index to Literature on Electronic Sources of Information' and the accompanying 'Electronic Sources of Information: A Bibliography' (listing all indexed items) deal with all aspects of electronic publishing and include print and non-print materials, periodical articles, monographs and individual chapters in collected works. This edition includes 2,350 indexed titles. Both the Index and the Bibliography are continuously updated."
For more information, please see <http://library.usask.ca/~dworacze/SUBJIN_A.HTM>.
Calls for Participation
National Digital Newspaper Program, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 45.149, National Endowment for the Humanities: Division of Preservation and Access. Posted August 10, 2006. Call for proposals. Deadline: November 1 for projects starting after May 2007.
"The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) is soliciting proposals from institutions to participate in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP). Ultimately, over a period of approximately 20 years, NDNP will create a national, digital resource of historically significant newspapers from all the states and U.S. territories published between 1836 and 1922. This searchable database will be permanently maintained at the Library of Congress (LC) and be freely accessible via the Internet. An accompanying national newspaper directory of bibliographic and holdings information on the Web site will direct users to newspaper titles available in all types of formats. LC will also digitize and contribute to the NDNP database a significant number of newspaper pages drawn from its own collections during the course of this partnership between NEH and the Library. Amount of award: $400,000. Grant period: 2 years beginning July 2007."
For more information, please see <http://www.neh.gov/grants/guidelines/ndnp.html>.
Electronic Resources & Libraries 2007, 22 - 24 February 2007, Atlanta Georgia, USA. Call for papers. The submission date is 1 November 2006.
"ER&L provides a forum for information professionals to explore ideas, trends, and technologies related to electronic resources and digital services. The idea of this event is to bring together stakeholders inside and outside of the library to look at the impact the digital environment has on library collections, access to resources, and our organizations."
For more information, please see <http://www.electroniclibrarian.com/call>.
29th European Conference on Information Retrieval, 2 - 5 April 2007, Rome, Italy. The submission deadline for posters is 6 November 2006.
" ECIR is the main European forum for the presentation of new research results in the field of information retrieval."
For more information, please see <http://ecir2007.fub.it/>.
Mellon Fellowships for Dissertation Research in Original Sources, 2007. The application deadline is 15 November 2006.
"The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) is pleased to offer fellowships funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for dissertation research in the humanities in original sources. The purposes of this fellowship program are to:
For more information, please see <http://www.clir.org/fellowships/mellon/mellon.html>.
ICEIS 2007 - 9th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems, 12 - 16 June 2007, in Funchal, Portugal. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 23 November 2006.
" The purpose of the 9th 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. Five 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 and Human Factors."
For more information, please see <http://www.iceis.org/>.
6th Annual Brick and Click Libraries - An Academic Library Symposium, 3 November 2006, Maryville, Missouri, USA.
"The Brick & Click Libraries Symposium is sponsored by Northwest Missouri State University in order to offer academic librarians a forum for sharing practical information. It provides a small, collegial atmosphere in which to discuss diverse topics, current issues, and solutions."
For more information, please see <http://brickandclick.org>.
ASIS&T 2006 - Information Realities: Shaping the Digital Future for All, 3 - 9 November 2006, Austin, Texas, USA.
"Information Realities: Shaping the Digital Future for All is an in-depth look at information technology - and how it has enabled an expanding digital world, inextricably linked to our physical existence but revolutionary in terms of human creativity and thought. New technologies for mobile communication, massively distributed collaboration and real-time information sharing are radically impacting human expressions, interactions and records. We can anticipate a continuing demand for powerful information organization, aggregation and dissemination tools to harness these new information realities."
For more information, please see <http://www.asis.org/Conferences/AM06/am06call.html>.
International Conference for Global Spatial Data Infrastructure, 3 - 11 November 2006, Santiago, Chile.
"The theme for the 9th International Conference of the Global Spatial Data Infrastructure is Spatial Information: Tool for reducing poverty. GSDI-9 will provide opportunities to participate in and attend plenary sessions, technical sessions, regional discussions groups, workshop, poster sessions and commercial exhibits. Together these activities support a rich environment for knowledge exchange."
For more information, please see <http://www.gsdi9.cl/>.
The 5th International Semantic Web Conference, 5 - 9 November 2006, Athens, Georgia, USA.
"To foster the exchange of ideas and collaboration, the International Semantic Web Conference brings together researchers in relevant disciplines such as artificial intelligence, databases, distributed computing, web engineering, information systems, and human-computer interaction."
For more information, please see <http://iswc2006.semanticweb.org/>.
Copyright Education Programs: Teaching the Ethical and Legal Use of Information, 6 - November 2006. Online workshop.
"The Center for Intellectual Property at University of Maryland University College is pleased to host its annual asynchronous online workshop series for faculty, university counsel, librarians, instructional design and information professionals."
About this particular workshop: "The introduction and application of information literacy curriculum and the quickened pace in legislative changes to the U.S. copyright law, has highlighted the need for faculty and students to broaden their knowledge of how information is produced and consumed inside and outside of the academy. Copyright sits squarely in the center of this academic enterprise: from teaching and the course materials purchased, licensed, or borrowed; to the ownership and authorship of faculty research, etc."
For more information about this and other upcoming workshops, please see <http://www.umuc.edu/cip/ipa/workshops.html>.
DLF Fall Forum 2006, 8 - 10 November 2006, Boston, Massachusetts.
"Members of DLF institutions will present papers, panel discussions, posters, and BOFs dealing with many aspects of digital library development."
For more information, please see <http://www.diglib.org/forums/fall2006/>.
Sofia 2006: Globalization, Digitization, Access and Preservation of Cultural Heritage 8 - 10 November 2006, Sofia, Bulgaria.
"Sofia 2006 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. Sofia 2006 will bring together a wide range of experts in library and information science, infrastructure, technology, international development and policy."
For more information, please see <http://slim.emporia.edu/globenet/Sofia2006/Index.htm>.
34th Museum Computer Network Conference (MCN 2006), Access to Assets: Return on Investment, 8 - 11 November 2006, Pasadena, California, USA.
"At MCN 2006 in Pasadena, we will explore ways we've found to demonstrate useful, successful methods for accessing technology; we'll share our challenges and triumphs as we network together to creatively and effectively improve our bottom lines. We'll discuss the many ways we've found to maximize the compelling value of our technology collateral, keeping in mind that the bottom line is not always financial, sometimes it's intellectual, and sometimes, it's just for the greater good."
For more information, please see <http://www.mcn.edu/conferences/index.asp>.
International Conference on Formal Ontology in Information Systems, 9 - 11 November 2006, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
"The purpose of FOIS is to provide a forum for genuine interdisciplinary exchange in the spirit of a unified effort towards solving the problems of ontology, with an eye to both theoretical issues and concrete applications."
For more information, please see <http://www.formalontology.org/>.
RuleML-2006: Second International Conference on Rules and Rule Markup Languages for the Semantic Web, 10 - 11 November 2006, Athens, Georgia, USA.
" Semantic Web technologies have matured to the point where they are being adopted by many organizations for applications as diverse as data integration, optimized search, and decision support. The increasing use of the technology has resulted from mainstream commercial software vendors providing solutions that support Semantic Web technologies, and W3C making RDF and OWL standard recommendations. It is widely recognized that rules are the next layer of focus within the Semantic Web technology stack, and consequently interest and activity in this area has grown rapidly over recent years. Semantic Web rules would allow the integration, transformation and derivation of data from numerous sources in a distributed, scalable, and transparent manner. The rules landscape features theoretical areas such as knowledge representation (KR) and algorithms; design aspects of rule markup; engineering of engines, translators, and other tools; standardization efforts, such as the recent Rules Interchange Format activity at W3C; and applications. "
For more information, please see <http://2006.ruleml.org/>.
11th International Conference on Information Quality, 10 - 12 November 2006, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.
"The innovative International Conference on Information Quality 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/>.
CORDRA at Work, 13 - 14 November 2006, Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
"This day and a half seminar will update attendees on the status of CORDRA (Content Object Repository Discovery and Registration/Resolution Architecture), including reports on current and planned implementations as well as on related repository federation projects....The sessions will provide an open forum for the exchange of information and ideas about CORDRA as an infrastructure for content repositories and repository federations and how the CORDRA model can work in various education, training and information management settings. "
For more information, please see <http://cordra.workforcecolab.org/>.
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. 1st AXMEDIS International Conference: Florence, Italy, 2005. General Chair: Paolo Nesi"
For more information, please see <http://www.axmedis.org/axmedis2006/>.
2nd International Digital Curation Conference: Digital Data Curation in Practice, 21 - 22 November 2006, Glasgow, United Kingdom.
"Our 2nd International Digital Curation Conference (DCC 2006) will explore the topic of Digital Data Curation in Practice. Keynote speeches will be made by Dr Hans F Hoffmann, CMS Team Leader, CERN and Clifford Lynch, Director of the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI)."
For more information, please see <http://www.dcc.ac.uk/events/dcc-2006/>.
9th International Conference on Asian Digital Libraries (ICADL) 2006, 27 - 30 November 2006, Kyoto, Japan.
"The International Conference on Asian Digital Libraries (ICADL) is an annual Asian event of international participation focusing on digital libraries and related technologies. Inaugurated in Hong Kong in 1998, ICADL has since been hosted in Taipei, Taiwan (1999), Seoul, South Korea (2000), Bangalore, India (2001), Singapore (2002), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (2003), Shanghai, China (2004) and Bangkok, Thailand (2005). The 9th ICADL (ICADL2006) will be held in Kyoto, Japan. ICADL2006 provides an international forum for sharing experiences and up-to-date technologies among researchers, developers, educators, practitioners and policy makers from a variety of disciplines. ICADL2006, as well as the previous ICADL conferences, focuses on the use, adoption and adaptation of digital libraries, which include work surrounding digital libraries and related technologies, the management of knowledge in digital libraries, and the associated usability and social issues. "
For more information, please see <http://www.icadl2006.org/>.
Online Information, 28 - 30 November 2006, London, United Kingdom.
"Online Information is a 3 day international exhibition and conference addressing online content and information management solutions including:
For more information, please see <http://www.online-information.co.uk/>.
ONLINE EDUCA BERLIN 2006 12th International Conference on Technology Supported Learning and Training, 29 November - 1 December 2006, Berlin, Germany.
"This year's conference will feature a dedicated Games and Simulation track within the main conference agenda, there will also be a focus on Skills and Competency Frameworks and on the use of technology in Management and Leadership Development. The use of technology at all stages of formal learning will be examined from school to higher education and there will be a major emphasis on Informal and Non-formal Learning. Advanced tools supporting Community-Based Services will be on display and this year's Online Educa Berlin conference will include an expanded exhibition area with even more opportunities to see what's on offer from the e-learning industry."
For more information, please see <http://www.online-educa.com/>.
3rd International Conference on Global E-Security, 18 - 20 April 2007, London, United Kingdom. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 28 October 2006.
(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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