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September/October 2013
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In Print

Point to Point

Calls for Participation

Goings On

Deadline Reminders


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September/October 2013


In Print

  • Preservation Metadata (2nd edition), Brian Lavoie and Richard Gartner, DPC Technology Watch Report 13-03 May 2013, Copyright Digital Preservation Coalition 2013, and Richard Gartner and Brian Lavoie 2013. Published in association with Charles Beagrie Ltd.

    "The second edition of 'Preservation Metadata' is the latest in the state of the art Technology Watch Reports that give an advanced introduction to ensuring that high-value and vulnerable digital resources can be managed beyond the limits of technological obsolescence."

  • Preserving Computer-Aided Design (CAD), by Alex Ball, DPC Technology Watch Report 13-02, April 2013. Copyright Digital Preservation Coalition 2013 and Alex Ball and University of Bath 2013.

    "This report provides a comprehensive overview of the development of CAD technologies, the threat caused by its own innovative application and its vendors' drive to add ever more features which can render valuable and strategically vital information unusable."

  • NDSA National Agenda for Digital Stewardship, National Digital Stewardship Alliance, July 2013.

    From the Executive Summary: "The Agenda outlines the challenges and opportunities related to digital preservation activities in four broad areas: Organizational Roles, Policies, and Practices; Digital Content Areas; Infrastructure Development; and Research Priorities. The sections are arranged from the most comprehensive and encompassing topics to sequentially drill down to more specific challenges and recommendations."

  • Describing Archives: A Content Standard, Second Edition (DACS), Copyright 2013 by the Society of American Archivists.

    "[DACS] is available both in print and PDF. (The PDF can be read free of charge.) This new edition reflects the growing convergence among archival, museum, and library standards; aligns DACS with the descriptive standards developed and supported by the International Council on Archives; and provides guidance on the creation of archival authority records."

  • NFAIS Recommended Practices: Discovery Services, National Federation of Advanced Information Services (NFAIS™).

    "These Recommended Practices were developed to be the ideal towards which the Information Community should strive as technology advances, even if today's technology presents barriers to full implementation. (For the purpose of this document Discovery Services are defined as those that provide a 'single search box' to access a central index of pre-indexed metadata and/or full-text)."

  • Home Broadband 2013, by Kathryn Zickuhr and Aaron Smith, Pew Internet & American Life Project August 26, 2013.

    From the Overview: "Some 70% of American adults ages 18 and older have a high-speed broadband connection at home as of May 2013, according to a nationally representative survey by the Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project. The survey also found that 3% of American adults go online at home via dial-up connections."

  • Anonymity, Privacy, and Security Online, by Lee Rainie, Sara Kiesler, Ruogu Kang, and Mary Madden, Pew Internet & American Life Project September 5, 2013.

    From the Overview: "A new survey finds that most internet users would like to be anonymous online, but many think it is not possible to be completely anonymous online....The representative survey of 792 internet users also finds that notable numbers of internet users say they have experienced problems because others stole their personal information or otherwise took advantage of their visibility online."

  • Ariadne, Issue 71. Published by the Innovation Support Centre at UKOLN.

    "Ariadne is a Web magazine for information professionals in Higher Education based in the UK and worldwide. (This issue of Ariadne is the final one to be produced by UKOLN. In his editorial to this issue, Richard Waller announced that the University of Bath Library will be taking over the running of Ariadne as of 1 August 2013.)"

  • Issues in Science & Technology Librarianship, Number 73, Summer 2013.

    "Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship publishes substantive content of interest to science and technology librarians. It serves as a vehicle for sci-tech librarians to share successful initiatives and innovative ideas, and to publish peer-reviewed or board-accepted papers, including case studies, practical applications, theoretical essays, web/bibliographies, and research papers relevant to the functions and operations of science and technology libraries in all settings."

  • Library of Congress Digital Preservation Newsletter, Library of Congress, August 2013.

    "In this issue:

    • Overview of our annual meeting: Digital Preservation 2013
    • Announcing Release of National Agenda for Digital Stewardship
    • You Say You Want a Resolution...which is best for photos?
    • 3 Things Needed for Personal Digital Archiving
    • Twisty Little Passages to a Career in Digital Preservation
    • Two posts each on email archiving, museum related digital archiving, and the NDSA levels of digital preservation
    • Interviews with experts on Viewshare, digital offerings at the National Park Service, and others
    • Announcements of upcoming events, training courses, and more"
  • Code4Lib Journal, Issue 21, July 2013.

    "In this issue:

    • Crafting Linked Open Data for Cultural Heritage: Mapping and Curation Tools for the Linked Jazz Project by M. Cristina Pattuelli, Matt Miller, Leanora Lange, Sean Fitzell, and Carolyn Li-Madeo
    • Integrating Linked Data into Discovery by Götz Hatop
    • Actions Speak Louder than Words: Analyzing large-scale query logs to improve the research experience by Ted Diamond, Susan Price, and Raman Chandrasekar
    • Batch metadata assignment to archival photograph collections using facial recognition software by Kyle Banerjee and Maija Anderson
    • The Moab Design for Digital Object Versioning by Richard Anderson
    • Out From Behind the Firewall: Towards Better Library IT Communications by Lisa Gayhart
    • Renewing UPEI's Institutional Repository: New Features for an Islandora-based Environment by Donald Moses and Kirsta Stapelfeldt
    • Relevance and Phrase Searching in Summon: looking under the hood by Thomas Hodge and James RW MacDonald
    • Comparing the LibraryThing, OCLC, and Open Library ISBN APIs by David Fiander"
  • Research Library Issues, No. 282 (2013). Published by the Association of Research Libraries.

    "In this issue:

    • ARL Library Budgets after the Great Recession 2011-13 by Charles B. Lowry
    • The State of Large-Publisher Bundles in 2012 by Karla L. Strieb and Julia C. Blixrud
    • Evolving Models of Reference Staffing at the University of Kansas Libraries by Frances Devlin and John Stratton"
  • CrossRef Quarterly, July 2013 issue.

    "This is a quarterly e-news publication from CrossRef. In this issue: DOIs in Use, FundRef, CrossCheck, CrossMark, Transfer Code, Tech Corner, CMS, Annual Meeting, Conferences, CrossRef Fees, Finance Update, CrossRef Stats, and Financial Results."

  • OSTI.gov Newsletter, July/August 2013, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Scientific and Technical Information.

    "OSTI is the DOE office that collects, preserves, and disseminates DOE-sponsored R&D results. This newsletter seeks to broaden public understanding of what OSTI is and how best to use its products and services."

  • Information Standards Quarterly (ISQ), Summer 2013 Volume 25, No. 2, Topic: Altmetrics.

    "Information Standards Quarterly (ISQ) is NISO's print and electronic magazine for communicating standards-based technology and best practices in library, publishing, and information technology, particularly where these three areas overlap. ISQ reports on the progress of active developments and also on implementations, case studies, and best practices that show potentially replicable efforts."


Point to Point

  • Making a Worldwide Impact The Global Libraries Initiative Addresses an Imbalance of Opportunity, 19 August 2013.

    "Originally published in a Global Libraries Special Issue of Performance Measurement and Metrics, WebJunction is hosting five articles on impact planning assessment worldwide, made freely accessible in précis format through arrangements with Emerald Group Publishing and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. This text from the introduction by guest editor, David Streatfield."


Calls for Participation

  • 16th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems (ICEIS), 27 - 30 April 2014, LIsbon, Portugal. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 22 October 2013.

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

  • Electronic Resources & Libraries 2014, 16 - 19 March 2014, Austin, Texas, USA. Call for session proposals. The submission deadline is 12 November 2013.

    "Session proposals are 45 minute sessions in length. All courses should fall within the 2014 conference tracks:

    1. Managing e-Resources & Licensing
    2. Collection Development & Assessment
    3. Organizational Strategies
    4. External Relationships
    5. User Experience
    6. Scholarly Communication
    7. Library as Publisher
    8. Emerging Technologies & Trends"
  • International Journal of Digital Libraries: Special Issue on Digital Scholarship. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 30 November 2013.

    "This special issue will solicit high quality papers that demonstrate exceptional achievements in digital scholarship, including but not limited to:

    • scholarly work that demonstrates innovation in the creation and use of complex information objects and tools to advance domain scholarship
    • domain research that exemplifies creative and innovative data-intensive research in the formal, natural, social sciences and the humanities and arts
    • new applications, tools and services that expand the scope and means for interdisciplinary digital scholarship
    • data repositories and infrastructure projects of exceptional quality and value that illustrate how community-based efforts can serve global constituencies
    • models for leveraging and expanding web-based infrastructure for scholars
    • document models that support multiple information types, update, annotation, executable objects, linkages, rapid integration and staged release of document components
    • scholarly communication environments that capture a comprehensive record of scholarly workflows and artifacts and provide new means of presentation, dissemination and reuse of digital assets"

Goings On

  • Educause 2013, 15 - 18 October 2013, Anaheim, California, USA.

    "Connect with colleagues and IT leaders from around the world who share similar interests and unique perspectives to participate in thoughtful, just-in-time discussions, and establish lasting professional relationships."

  • Library and Information Association of New Zealand (LIANZA) Annual Conference, 20 - 23 October 2013, Waikato, New Zealand.

    "Libraries are...powerful forces, and...they must be respected, understood and well-managed in order to continue to nourish and support their communities. So please join us in October to consider the role and future of our libraries and the...guardianship and management...needed to ensure that libraries, and the benefits they bring, are strong and enduring."

  • Eighth International Workshop on Ontology Matching, 21 - 22 October 2013, Sydney, Australia.

    "The workshop encourages participation from academia, industry and user institutions with the emphasis on theoretical and practical aspects of ontology matching."

  • European Conference on Information Literacy (ECIL 2013), 22 - 25 October 2013, Istanbul, Turkey.

    "Information Literacy, Media Literacy and Lifelong Learning being the main theme, ECIL aims to bring together researchers, information professionals, media specialists, educators, policy makers, employers and all other related parties from around the world to exchange knowledge and experience and discuss current issues, recent developments, standards, techniques, challenges, theories, and good practices."

  • Classification and Visualization: Interfaces to Knowledge: International UDC Seminar 2013, 24 - 25 October 2013, The Hague, The Netherlands.

    "This is the fourth in a series of International UDC Seminars devoted to advances in documentary classification research and their application in a networked environment. The objective of this conference is to explore cutting edge advances and techniques in the visualization of knowledge across various fields of application and their potential impact on developments in the more main stream bibliographic and documentary classifications."

  • Open Access Un/Conference: Promote, Impact, Assess, 25 October 2013, San Jose, California, USA.

    "This event will be a dynamic combination of formal refereed conference and informal unconference. Unconferencing provides a participant-guided experience that actually brings the unstructured conversations people usually have between conference sessions into the conference itself. Unlike most conferences where a group of leaders determine what will be discussed, the participants make those decisions at an unconference' (American Library Association, 2012). "

  • Internet Librarian, 28 - 30 October 2013, Monterey, California, USA.

    "This year's Internet Librarian 2013 conference focuses on the strategies, services and tools that enable us to engage, connect and build relationships with the communities who use our libraries, fund our libraries, and support and defend our libraries. The program includes discussions about how the use of mobile devices and electronic collections is changing the spaces in libraries and the services libraries provide. It focuses on the skills, competencies, and roles that are evolving to deal with these and other changes in our towns, campuses, agencies and corporate enterprises."

  • International ACM Conference on Management of Emergent Digital EcoSystems (MEDES 2013), 29 - 31 October 2013, Abbey of Neumunster, Luxembourg.

    "[MEDES] aims to develop and bring together a diverse community from academia, research laboratories and industry interested in exploring the manifold challenges and issues related to resource management of Digital Ecosystems and how current approaches and technologies can be evolved and adapted to this end."

  • NISO/DCMI Joint Webinar: Metadata for Public Sector Administration, 30 October 2013, 1:00 - 2:30 PM (US Eastern Time).

    "Libraries that collect government information will benefit if such information is based on a set of commonly used schemas, vocabularies and code lists, making it easier to aggregate information from multiple sources. This webinar introduces the ADMS schema and discusses examples of its implementation."

  • Open Access and Research Conference 2013, 31 October - 1 November 2013, Brisbane, Australia.

    "A broad spectrum of policy and research management issues will be covered including advocacy, open innovation and alternative metrics."

  • Brick and Click Libraries Symposium, 1 November 2013, Maryville, Missouri, USA.

    "Now in its 13th year, the Brick and Click Libraries Symposium is a one-day event featuring concurrent and lightning round sessions that explore cutting-edge technologies, practical solutions, and timely topics. The Symposium supports the academic information needs of both on-ground (brick) and online (click) students, library professionals and paraprofessionals."

  • ICKM 2013: 9th International Conference on Knowledge Management, 1 - 3 November 2013, Montreal, Canada.

    "ICKM provides researchers and practitioners from all over the world a forum for discussion and exchange of ideas concerning theoretical and practical aspects of knowledge management. The conference provides a fantastic opportunity for researchers, practitioners, innovators, consultants, and academics to exchange ideas and insights and to contribute to the advancement of knowledge management as a discipline and practice."

  • 76th Annual Meeting of ASIST, 1 - 6 November 2013, Montreal, Canada.

    "The ASIS&T Annual Meeting is the main venue for disseminating research on advances in information science, information technology and related topics. This year's conference theme offers an opportunity to reflect on all the changes that impact on human information interaction and their implications for information science and technology."

  • 2013 DLF Forum, 3 - 6 November 2013, Austin, Texas, USA.

    "Participation is open to all who are interested in contributing to and playing an active part in the successful future of digital libraries, museum and archives services, and collections. The Forum will feature presentations and panels, workshops, research updates, working sessions, demos, and more."

  • 14th International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference, 4 - 8 November 2013, Curitiba, Brazil.

    "The annual Conference of the International Society for Music Information Retrieval (ISMIR) is the world's leading research forum on processing, searching, organizing and accessing music-related data. The revolution in music distribution and storage brought about by digital technology has fueled tremendous research activities and interests in academia as well as in industry. The ISMIR Conference reflects this rapid development by providing a meeting place for the discussion of MIR-related research, developments, methods, tools and experimental results."

  • 4th International Conference: The Future of Information Sciences (INFuture), 6 - 8 November 2013, Zagreb, Croatia.

    "INFuture explores how developments in information and communication technology influence the future of the field of information sciences. Education and research in information sciences and its interdisciplinary scope and application is of particular interest to this conference."

  • Open Science: Driving Forces and Practical Realities CENDI/NFAIS Workshop, 12 November 2013, Washington, DC, USA.

    "This one-day workshop is a must for anyone involved in managing the flow of scientific and scholarly communication. The Open Science movement has the potential to dramatically change that flow as well as the roles of all involved if the key emerging issues can be resolved. Open government, open data, and open access are all necessary but insufficient movements to make open science a reality. This workshop will explore the technical, financial, political, and social/cultural forces that are driving the movement; the key issues that may impact your organization – issues such as creator/author rights, attribution, information sharing and re-use, machine access and interoperability, preservation of the record of science, etc.; and the policies and tools that are being created to make open science a reality. Mark your calendar now to reserve the date. Registration will open September 6, 2013, to accommodate those who need to pay before the new fiscal year begins. Seating is limited so register early!"

  • NISO Webinar: New Perspectives on Assessment How Altmetrics Measure Scholarly Impact, 13 November 2013, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. (Eastern Time).

    "As scholars increase their usage of Web 2.0 tools like CiteULike, Mendeley, Twitter, and blogs there is an opportunity to create new filters. These metrics show web-based traces of research communication like citations from social networking links, press coverage, comments, etc. These metrics are complementary to COUNTER, impact factor and eigenfactor reports. Realizing this, many authors have begun to call for investigation of these metrics under the banner of 'altmetrics.' Specifically, altmetrics is the creation and study of new metrics based on the Social Web for analyzing and informing scholarship."

  • Aligning National Approaches to Digital Preservation II: An Action Assembly, 18 - 20 November 2013, Barcelona, Spain.

    "The Aligning National Approaches to Digital Preservation (ANADP) II Action Assembly will align digital preservation efforts internationally between communities – including national libraries, academic libraries, public libraries, research centers, archives, corporations, and funding agencies. ANADP II will be a highly participatory event in which stakeholders will engage in facilitated discussions and action sessions to produce a set of concrete outcomes for the extended digital preservation community in three areas: Community Alignment, Resource Alignment, and Capacity Alignment."

  • MTSR 2013: 7th Metadata and Semantics Research Conference, 19 - 22 November 2013, Thessaloniki, Greece.

    "MTSR'13 aims to bring together scholars and practitioners that share a common interest in the interdisciplinary field of metadata, linked data and ontologies. Participants will share novel knowledge and best practice in the implementation of these semantic technologies across diverse types of Information Environments and applications."

  • NISO Virtual Conference: Web-Scale Discovery Services: Transforming Access to Library Resources, 20 November 2013, 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM US Eastern Time.

    "Web-scale Discovery Services are becoming an integral part of libraries' information gathering arsenal. These services are able to use a single interface to seamlessly integrate results from a wide range of online sources, emulating the experience patrons have come to expect from Internet search engines. But despite their ability to streamline searching, Discovery Services provide a wide set of challenges for libraries who implement them. This virtual conference will touch on both the potential of Discovery Services as well as some of the issues involved."

  • SWIB13 - Semantic Web in Libraries Conference, 25 - 27 November 2013, Hamburg, Germany.

    "The SWIB conference aims to provide substantial information on Linked Open Data (LOD) developments relevant to the library world and to foster the exchange of ideas and experiences among practitioners. SWIB encourages thinking outside the box by involving participants and speakers from other domains, such as scholarly communications, museums and archives, or related industries."

  • Fifth International Conference on Social Informatics (SocInfo2013), 25 - 27 November 2013, Kyoto, Japan.

    "SocInfo 2013 is an interdisciplinary venue for researchers from Computer Science, Informatics, Social Sciences and Management Sciences to share ideas and opinions, and present original research work on studying the interplay between socially-centric platforms and social phenomena. The ultimate goal of Social Informatics is to create better understanding of socially-centric platforms not just as a technology, but also as a set of social phenomena."

  • International Conference on Digital libraries (ICDL 2013), 27 - 29 November 2013, New Delhi, India.

    "Conference objectives:

    • Single platform for national and international experts to exchange experience, views and skills
    • Focus on bridging digital divide
    • Discussions and knowledge sharing on DL problems and issues
    • Capacity building of knowledge professional"

Deadline Reminders

  • ARL Fall Forum, 10 - 11 October 2013, Arlington, Virginia, USA. The registration deadline is 20 September 2013.
  • BOBCATSSS 2014, 29 - 30 January 2014, Barcelona, Spain. Call for papers. The submission deadline for extended abstracts is 23 September 2013.

(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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