It's About Time: Research Challenges in Digital Archiving and Long-term Preservation, Final Report, Workshop on Research Challenges in Digital Archiving and Long-Term Preservation, April 12 - 13, 2002, sponsored by the National Science Foundation and the Library of Congress, Report date: August 2003.
"The Library of Congress and the National Science Foundation hosted a workshop to identify specific research challenges associated with long-term preservation of digital content. As detailed in the published report, the workshop identified a number of priority areas for research into new models, methodologies, and tools for digital preservation."
For more information, please see <http://www.digitalpreservation.gov/index.php?nav=3&subnav=11>. The report is available in PDF format at <http://www.digitalpreservation.gov/repor/NSF_LC_Final_Report.pdf>.
Libraries Designed for Learning, by Scott Bennett, Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR), November 2003, ISBN 1-932326-05-7. (Available online in PDF or may be purchased in print format for $20.00 from CLIR.)
From the abstract to the report: "To what extent have recent library design projects been driven by an understanding of how students learn and how faculty teach? To find out, Yale Librarian Emeritus Scott Bennett conducted an extensive study of the motivations and planning methods for library renovation and construction projects undertaken between 1992 and 2001. His study entailed a Web-based survey of more than 380 institutions, and phone interviews with 31 library directors and chief academic officers. He concludes that while most of the projects are serving users well, they have rarely been informed by a systematic assessment of how students learn and faculty teach. The author suggests that planning based on such an assessment could equip the library to serve an even more vital function as a space for teaching and learning."
The PDF version is at <http://www.clir.org/pubs/reports/pub122/pub122web.pdf>. Instructions for online orders of the print version are at <http://www.clir.org/pubs/abstract/pub122abst.html>.
Evaluation of Digital Cultural Content: Analysis of evaluation material, Final version, November 3, 2003. Alice Grant Consulting for the Digital Cultural Content Forum.
This review "has found strong evidence that there is an emerging consensus for the use of common user profiles across the [cultural heritage] sector, but that the development of any standard profiles should reflect the need for multiple attributes to be assigned to groups of users....A number of measures are proposed...including work to achieve a consensus on user profiles and the agreement of sector-specific guidelines for good practice in undertaking evaluation projects."
The report is available in PDF format at <http://www.culturalcontentforum.org/publications/audience/audience_analysis.pdf>.
Networked Data Services; Towards a Future Data Infrastructure for the Social Sciences in the Netherlands, Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences Amsterdam, September 2003.
"The availability and accessibility of the databases used by researchers in the social sciences need to be improved. A number of 'expertise centres' should be set up at Dutch research institutes as well as a national centre for data services that brings together providers of data. These are among the recommendations in an advisory report on a new and improved data infrastructure for the social sciences that has been compiled by the Social Sciences Council of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (SWR-KNAW)."
For more information, please see <http://www.knaw.nl/cfdata/news/pressrelease_detail.cfm?nieuws__id=196>.
Feasibility and Requirements Study on Preservation of E-Prints, by Hamish James, Raivo Ruusalepp, Sheila Anderson, and Stephen Pinfield. Report Commissioned by the Joint Information Systems Committee, October 29, 2003.
As announced in the Digital Preservation listserv: "The report notes E-Prints themselves are not distinguished from other digital material collected by libraries or archives by any unique technical characteristics. The file formats, metadata requirements and software applications used to manage and view e-prints can all be used to manage and disseminate other forms of digital content. The report may therefore be of interest to a broader range of institutional repositories and activities."
The report is available in PDF format at < http://www.jisc.ac.uk/uploaded_documents/e-prints_report_final.pdf>.
Papers from the 2003 Dublin Core Conference: Supporting Communities of Discourse and PracticeMetadata Research and Application, held 28 September - 2 October 2003, Seattle Washington.
The papers are available in full text from the conference web site at <http://www.ischool.washington.edu/dc2003/index.html>.
Care and Handling of CDs and DVDs: A Guide for Librarians and Archivists, by Fred R. Byers, October 2003, Council on Library and Information Resources and the National Institute of Standards and Technology. CLIR pub121, ISBN 1-932326-04-9, $15.00 in paper format.
From the abstract to the report: "This report describes in nontechnical language the various types of CDs and DVDs now in use, how they are made, and how they work. It then distills current industry knowledge about disc longevity, conditions that affect life expectancy, and how to care for optical media. The guide is amply illustrated and includes a glossary and bibliography."
For more information, please see the full abstract at <http://www.clir.org/pubs/abstract/pub121abst.html>. A PDF version is available in full text online at <http://www.clir.org/pubs/reports/pub121/pub121.pdf>.
Results of the Representation and Rendering Project, by the Digital Preservation Team at the University of Leeds, November 2003. The project was funded by the JISC.
"[Three] areas of research and development are addressed: The sources of file format documentation for digital preservation development, format rendering and migration, and preservation metadata. The outputs of the project are presented...The project ran from January 2003 to June 2003."
For more information, please see <http://www.leeds.ac.uk/reprend/>.
Invest to Save, Report and Recommendations of the NSF-DELOS Working Group on Digital Archiving and Preservation (2003), by Hedstrom et al. Prepared for the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Digital Library Initiative and The European Union under the Fifth Framework Programme by the Network of Excellence for Digital Libraries (DELOS).
From the Executive Summary: "This report identifies significant research challenges in the area of digital archiving and long-term preservation. While unique problems exist in every sector from government, private companies, and schools and universities to cultural heritage institutions, our intent is to define research challenges and development opportunities that will lead to common solutions that can be shared among these sectors."
The report is available in PDF format at <http://delos-noe.iei.pi.cnr.it/activities/internationalforum/Joint-WGs/digitalarchiving/Digitalarchiving.pdf>.
SRW/Metasearch Meeting Summary, Updated version dated November 26, 2003.
"SRW is the "Search/Retrieve Web Service" protocol, which aims to integrate access to various networked resources, and to promote interoperability between distributed databases, by providing a common utilization framework."
"One of the objectives of this meeting was to discuss ways in which the metasearch requirements could be better addressed by the people working on SRW."
For more information about SRW, please see <http://www.loc.gov/z3950/agency/zing/srw/>. The updated meeting summary is at <http://www.loc.gov/z3950/agency/zing/srw/metasearch-srw.html>.
DPC/PADI What's new in digital preservation, Issue no. 6 (June - September 2003). A joint service of the Digital Preservation Coalition and PADI (Preserving Access to Digital Information). Compiled by Gerard Clifton (National Library of Australia) and Michael Day (UKOLN, University of Bath).
"This is a summary of selected recent activity in the field of digital preservation compiled from the Preserving Access to Digital Information (PADI) Gateway and the digital-preservation and padiforum-l mailing lists. Additional or related items of interest may also be included."
The sixth issue of What's new in digital preservation is available at <http://www.dpconline.org/docs/whatsnew/issue6.html>.
Stuart Weibel Interviews Tim Berners-Lee, July 29, 2003.
"As part of an OCLC environmental scan of the Library and Information communities, OCLC Researcher Stuart Weibel spoke with Tim Berners-Lee, Director of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), regarding his perspectives on major trends in the information landscape and their impact on use and access to public information."
The full text of the interview is available on the OCLC Research Web site, at <http://www.oclc.org/research/announcements/features/tbliview.htm>.
Libraries and the Enhancement of E-learning, OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc.
"OCLC is pleased to offer a new white paper created by the OCLC E-learning Task Force. 'Libraries and the Enhancement of E-learning' provides an incisive look at how college coursework is being enhanced electronically and online. And it details the critical role of library cooperation as campuses expand and enhance the instructional technology environment."
For more information, please see <http://www.oclc.org/index/elearning/default.htm>.
"E-Learning Trends 2003", in Learning Circuits, ASTD's (American Society for Training & Development) online magazine about e-learning, November 2003.
"In October 2001, Learning Circuits published its first ever e-learning survey....The 2003 Survey was sent to subscribers of LC Express in October 2003, and received 272 responses."
The 2003 survey results may be seen at <http://www.learningcircuits.org/2003/nov2003/2003trends.htm>.
Emulation: Context and current status, by Den Haag, June 2003. Digital Preservation Testbed Project, Testbed Digitale Bewaring.
"This is the third and last white paper of the Digital Preservation Testbed dealing with preservation strategies....This white paper presents the current status of emulation and gives an overview of the questions that still need further investigation." Jacqueline Slats, Program Manager, Digital Preservation Testbed.
The white paper is located in PDF format (in English) at <http://www.digitaleduurzaamheid.nl/bibliotheek/docs/White_paper_emulation_UK.pdf>.
Search Service Interoperability, OASIS Working Draft 01, 17 November 2003, edited by Eliot Christian.
Abstract to the document: "Governments are recommended to enhance interoperability among their networked systems by adopting a common search service. The search service should be based on the ISO 23950 international standard that features a high degree of interoperability across many communities of practice and types of data and information holdings. Governments should implement the search service as a supplement to other search mechanisms, as these may be required for reasons other than broad scale interoperability."
The OASIS Draft is available in PDF format at <http://www.govtalk.gov.uk/documents/wd-egov-searchservice-01.pdf>.
Emerging Technologies and Ethical Issues, National Academy of Engineering (NAE) Workshop, October 14 - 15, 2003. Presentations are available in audio format at the Workshop web site.
"On October 14 and 15, 2003, the NAE held a public workshop, 'Emerging Technologies and Ethical Issues', with three objectives: 1) to describe directions of development of these emerging technologies; 2) to review the state of the art in engineering ethics in search of strategies and tools for addressing these emerging technologies; and 3) to address questions as to what engineers and engineering professional organizations, such as the NAE, can and should do to ensure that these technologies are developed in socially responsible ways." Presentations from this conference can now be heard using RealPlayer software (a link for free download of the software is available at the NAE Workshop web site).
For more information, please see <http://www.nae.edu/nae/naehome.nsf/weblinks/CGOZ-5Q4NKY?OpenDocument>.
Web-Based - multimedia - Collaboratory Empirical Work Studies in Film Archives, A.M. Pejtersen, H. Albrechtsen, B. Cleal, C.B. Hansen, M. Hertzum, Empirical work studies in film archives. Risø-R-1284(EN).
Excerpt from the Abstract to the report: "The Collaboratory for Annotation, Indexing and Retrieval of Digitized Historical Archive Material (Collate) is intended to foster and support collaboration on research, cultural mediation and preservation of films through a distributed multimedia repository. The tool will provide web-based tools and interfaces for collaborative work and content-based access to digital repositories for film archives, researchers and end-users. This report is based on empirical analysis of three film archives in Germany, Austria and the Czech Republic, and seeks to elicit the user needs for a collaboratory in this domain....The approach adopted in this report is...one that seeks to suggest implications for the implementation of a collaboratory system according to the organisation of the archives."
The report is available in full text at <http://www.risoe.dk/rispubl/SYS/ris-r-1284.htm>.
Point to Point
Presentations from the IFLA Workshop: The Scholar's Portal - an International Perspective. Workshop date: 7 August 2003, Berlin, Germany.
Slides from nine presentations delivered at the IFLA workshop: The Scholar's Portal - an International Perspective are now available. They are at <http://staffweb.lib.uiowa.edu/lwoods/presentations/ifla/>.
Digital Reference Services Bibliography, by Bernie Sloan, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, November 18, 2003.
"The more than 600 items listed in this bibliography relate to the topic of online or virtual or digital reference services, i.e., the provision of reference services, involving collaboration between library user and librarian, in a computer-based medium. These services can utilize various media, including e-mail, Web forms, chat, video, Web customer call center software, Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), etc."
The bibliography is at <http://www.lis.uiuc.edu/~b-sloan/digiref.html>.
Whitepapers for 3-Day Course in Document Imaging and Document Management, by Steve Gilheany, Archive Builders.
Archive Builders assists organizations with their plans for document management, document imaging systems and digital libraries. One of the most valuable services provided is advice and discussion of document management plans drawn up by organizations considering a system installation. Archive Builders also offers onsite systems analysis, requirements planning and assistance in writing system specifications. Archive Builders' materials are used in the UCLA Extension and other classes. Courtesy of Archive Builders, white papers are available free for download.
For those who are able to attend in person, the The next two weekend courses are:
For further information, please see <http://www.archivebuilders.com/whitepapers/index.html>.
Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography, Version 52: 12/12/03, by Charles W. Bailey
Developed and maintained by Charles W. Bailey, Jr., Assistant Dean for Systems, University Libraries, University of Houston, this selective periodical bibliography lists English-language articles, books, and other printed and electronic sources that are useful in understanding scholarly electronic publishing efforts on the Internet. Most sources have been published between 1990 and the present; however, a limited number of key sources published prior to 1990 are also included. Where possible, links are provided to sources that are freely available on the Internet.
Located at <http://info.lib.uh.edu/sepb/sepb.html>, the bibliography is available in HTML, PDF, and Microsoft Word formats.
Calls for Participation
Journal of Negative Results in Speech and Audio Sciences, Call for papers. Submission date is open.
"Many of you will have results of investigations which did not come out in the way you planned or expected, but nevertheless helped to change the way you looked at a particular problem. A lot of these negative results get buried, often because it is difficult to publicise them in a regular journal, even if such results give a new insight into the problem. Sometimes you hear something like "I tried that: it doesn't work" in a conference discussion, and you wonder if there could be a better way of finding out about, or even citing, such a result....[This is] a new journal dedicated to negative results in speech and audio (including music) specifically to address this issue."
For more information, please see <http://journal.speech.cs.cmu.edu/jnrsas_callforpapers.html>.
OCLC Systems and Services, Call for papers. Submission date is open.
The peer-reviewed journal OCLC Systems and Services has a new editor, Brad Eden, Ph.D., who has issued a call for papers on a broad area of subjects relating to Web-based delivery of digital cultural content.
For more information, please contact Dr. Eden at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
ASIS&T 2004 Annual Meeting: Managing and Enhancing Information: Cultures and Conflicts, 13 - 18 November 2004, Providence, Rhode Island, USA. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 17 January 2004.
"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. These themes and others will be explored by plenary and invited speakers and through refereed presentations."
For more information, please see <http://www.asis.org/Conferences/AM04/>.
Annual Conference on Distance Teaching and Learning, 4 - 6 August 2004, Madison, Wisconsin, USA. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 31 January 2004.
"The Annual Conference on Distance Teaching and Learning is recognized internationally as one of the premier events on distance education. The conference addresses the needs of educators, trainers, managers, and designers from throughout the world who are involved in the application of technology to the teaching and learning process and in the planning, administration, and management of distance education programs."
For more information, please see <http://www.uwex.edu/disted/conference/>.
IMLS National Leadership Grants for Libraries, The application deadline is 1 February 2004.
The amount of grants are $15,000. - $500,000 and the grant period is up to three years....Successful proposals will have national impact and provide models that can be widely adapted or replicated by others to extend the benefit of federal support. Such proposals will reflect an understanding of current issues and needs related to library services and will have a far-reaching impact throughout the library community. Projects will provide creative solutions on issues of national importance and provide leadership for other organizations.
For more information, please see <http://www.imls.gov/grants/library/lib_nlgl.asp>.
Hypertext 2004, 9 - 13 August 2004, Santa Cruz, California, USA. Call for tutorial proposals. The submission deadline is 4 February 2004.
"Hypertext 2004 tutorials are a series of half day and full day classes led by internationally recognized experts and experienced instructors....Tutorial proposals are desired for both half and full day tutorials on topics of current interest within Hypermedia research and The Web."
For more information, please see <http://web14.cse.ucsc.edu/cfpTutorial.php>.
The Joint Conference on Digital Libraries 2004, 7 - 11 June 2004, Tucson, Arizona, USA. Call for short papers. The submission deadline for short papers is 10 February 2004.
"The Joint Conference on Digital Libraries is a major international forum focusing on digital libraries and associated technical, practical, and social issues. JCDL encompasses the many meanings of the term "digital libraries," including (but not limited to) new forms of information institutions; operational information systems with all manner of digital content; new means of selecting, collecting, organizing, and distributing digital content; digital preservation and archiving; and theoretical models of information media, including document genres and electronic publishing."
For more information, please see <http://www.jcdl2004.org/>.
7th IASTED International Conference on Computer Graphics and Imaging (CGIM 2004) , 16 - 18 August 2004, Kauai, Hawaii, USA. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 15 February 2004.
"This conference will provide an international forum for researchers and practitioners interested in the advances in, and applications of, computer graphics and imaging. It is an opportunity to present and observe the latest research, results, and ideas in these areas. Highlights of the week will include paper sessions, tutorials, and keynote addresses."
For more information, please see <http://www.iasted.com/conferences/2004/hawaii/cgim.htm>.
National Award for Museum Service. The postmark deadline for receipt of all materials is 15 February 2004.
"The Institute of Museum and Library Services announces the 2004 competition for the National Award for Museum Service, which honors outstanding American museums that have made extraordinary contributions to their communities."
For more information, including qualification and criteria for selection, please see <http://www.imls.gov/grants/museum/mus_nams.asp>.
National Award for Library Service. The postmark deadline for receipt of all materials is 15 February 2004..
" The Institute of Museum and Library Services announces the 2004 competition for the National Award for Library Service, which honors outstanding American libraries that have made extraordinary contributions to their communities."
For more information, including qualifications and criteria for selection, please see <http://www.imls.gov/grants/library/lib_nals.htm>.
NASIG/SISAC Fritz Schwartz Serials Education Scholarship. Applications and related materials must be emailed by 15 February 2004.
"The North American Serials Interest Group (NASIG) and the Serials Industry Systems Advisory Committee (SISAC) team up each year to award a $2500 scholarship to a library science graduate student who demonstrates excellence in scholarship and the potential for accomplishment in a serials career. The purpose of the scholarship is to advance the serials profession by providing an aspiring library student who has prior serials experience with enhanced educational opportunities."
For more informationincluding information about other NASIG award programsplease see <http://www.nasig.org/award/index.htm>.
ACM SIGKDD 2004, 22 - 25 August 2004. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 20 February 2004.
"During the past years, the ACM SIGKDD conference has established itself as the premier international conference on knowledge discovery and data mining with an attendance of 600-900 people. To continue with this tradition, the tenth ACM SIGKDD conference will provide a forum for researchers from academia, industry, and government, developers, practitioners, and the data mining user community to share their research and experience. The SIGKDD conference will feature keynote presentations, oral paper presentations, poster presentations, workshops, tutorials, and panels, as well as the KDD Cup competition. Papers on all aspects of knowledge discovery and data mining are solicited."
For more information, please see <http://www.acm.org/sigkdd/kdd2004/papers.html>.
WETICE 2004 (Workshop on Evaluation of Collaborative Information Systems and Support for Virtual Enterprises), 14 - 16 June 2004. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 1 March 2004.
"The primary goal of this workshop is to provide a forum, in which researchers and practitioners can share approaches to evaluation of collaborative enterprises, lessons learned from deployment of collaborative technologies in organizations or educational institutions, and ideas for directions the area of evaluation must move toward in order to facilitate the progress of distributed virtual collaboration."
For more information, please see <http://siplab.csee.wvu.edu/wetice04/ece-wkshop-v1_1.html>.
WSCG 2004, 12th International Conference in Central Europe on Computer Graphics, Visualization and Computer Vision'2004, 2 - 6 February 2004, Plzen, Czech Republic.
The WSCG event is a regular event at which the international experts from both the East and West can meet to discuss computer graphics, visualization, and computer vision.
The conference web site is at <http://wscg.zcu.cz/wscg2004/wscg2004.htm>.
VALA 2004 - Breaking Boundaries: Integration and Interoperability, 3 - 5 February 2004, Melbourne, Australia.
"The VALA 2004 12th Biennial Conference and Exhibition is the Australian forum where the use of technology in libraries is discussed. It will feature invited overseas and Australian keynote speakers, plenary and concurrent sessions and an exhibition highlighting the latest products from leading suppliers."
For more information, please see <http://www.vala.org.au/vala2004/call2004.htm>.
7th International Bielefeld Conference 2004, Thinking beyond Digital Libraries - Designing the Information Strategy for the next decade, 3 - 5 February 2004, Bielefeld, Germany.
"The 7th International Bielefeld Conference follows in the tradition of the established "Bielefeld Colloquium" events set up by the previous director of Bielefeld University Library, Karl Wilhelm Neubauer. The 7th Conference has taken a fresh look at the original concept of the Colloquium, which was designed to concentrate on new technologies and technology-associated services for academic libraries....The strong focus on innovative technology will continue, but the upcoming conference will also address the role and position of academic libraries within their universities, by analysing information strategies, workflows, competences, and services from a university wide, strategic point of view."
For more information, please see <http://conference.ub.uni-bielefeld.de/>.
3rd Workshop on the Open Archives Initiative (OAI3), 12 - 14 February 2004, Geneva Switzerland.
"LIBER, SPARC and SPARC-Europe, and the CERN Library are organising the third OAI workshop at CERN, Geneva (Switzerland)....[the] workshop will bring together librarians and information specialists, publishers, scientists and university managers who want to bring the benefits of open archives technology and open access publishing to libraries."
For more information, please see <http://info.web.cern.ch/info/OAIP>.
Knowledge Management International Conference and Exhibition, 13 - 15 February 2004, Penang, Malaysia.
"The Knowledge Management International Conference and Exhibition (KMICE) will once again provide a platform for international presentation of research findings as well as discussion and sharing of recent advances in the field. This conference will bring together leading researchers and developers in a wide variety of areas, with a common interest in improving the state of the art of knowledge management (KM)."
For more information, please see <http://www.kmice.uum.edu.my/kmice04/default.asp>.
Advanced XML: Data Transformation with XSTL, 18 - 20 February 2004, Storrs, Connecticut, USA.
"The Advanced XML Workshop is a three-day event, organized by ARL and hosted by the University of Connecticut, aimed at librarians with some experience with the XML language who wish to further expand their knowledge. It is taught by seasoned SGML and XML developers from Brown and the University of Virginia....The workshop will explore XSLT with specific focus on the role of XSLT in digital library projects. The workshop will be mix of lecture and hands-on demonstration and experimentation, culminating in the creation of a XSLT based library application."
For more information, please contact Judith Matz, <email@example.com>. Registration can be done over the Web at <http://db.arl.org/xmla/>.
Tel e-Learning 2004, Instructional Technology Council, 21 - 24 February 2004, San Diego, California, USA.
" Tel e-Learning 2004 will feature pre-conference workshops, keynote speakers, and vendors exhibiting the latest e-learning technologies and services, and more than 60 one-hour concurrent sessions."
For more information, please see <http://www.itcnetwork.org>.
ICDL 2004, International Conference on Digital Libraries, Knowledge Creation, Preservation, Access, and Management, 24 - 27 February 2004, New Delhi, India.
ICDL 2004 invited "papers and case studies on various facets of the conference theme including: conceptual planning, development, architecture, management, policy and strategic planning of digital libraries, archiving cultural heritage and history through digitization, content organization and knowledge management, metadata issues and many more."
For more information, please see <http://www.teriin.org/events/icdl>.
PLA 2004: Public Library Association National Conference, 24 - 28 February 2004, Seattle, Washington, USA.
"The world of public librarianship is constantly evolving and changing in order to meet new challenges like shrinking budgets, rapidly changing technology, and customer demands for new types of services. PLA 2004 is packed with programming and events that will show you how to meet these challenges in order to help your career and your library thrive." Clara Nalli Bohrer, PLA 2004 National Conference Chair.
For more information, please see <http://www.pla.org/Content/NavigationMenu/PLA/Conferences,_Events_and_Online_Learning/
Fifth Annual ASIS&T Information Architecture (IA) Summit - Breaking New Ground, 28 - 29 February 2004, Austin, Texas, USA.
"This year's IA Summit focuses on two domainsstrengthening the foundation of the discipline, and widening the scope of IA practice."
For more information, please see <http://www.asis.org/Conferences/IA04/index.html>.
2004 International Conference on Digital Archive Technologies (ICDAT2004), 18 - 19 March 2004, Taipei, Taiwan. Call for papers. The submission date is 20 December 2003. For further information, please see <http://www.iis.sinica.edu.tw/ICDAT04>.
IADIS International Conference Applied Computing 2004, 23 - 26 March 2004, Lisbon Portugal. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 31 December 2003. For further information, please see <http://www.iadis.org/ac2004>.
IADIS International Conference Web Based Communities 2004, 25 - 26 March 2004, Lisbon Portugal. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 31 December 2003. For further information, please see <http://www.iadis.org/WBC2004>.
MMM2004, 10th International Multi-Media Modelling Conference, 5 - 7 January 2004, Brisbane, Australia. For further information, please see <http://sky.fit.qut.edu.au/~chenp/MMM2004>.
HICSS-37, Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, 5 - 8 January 2004, Big Island, Hawaii, USA. For further information, please see <http://www.hicss.hawaii.edu>.
IUI/CADUI 2004, Intelligent User Interfaces and Computer-Aided Design of User Interfaces 13 - 16 January 2004, Island of Madeira, Portugal. For further information, please see <http://www.iuiconf.org>.
Strengthening Editors and Scientists Capabilities in Electronic Publishing, 14 - 15 January 2004, Valparaíso, Chile. For further information, please see <http://www.icsep.info>.
8th ELPUB Conference, June 2004, Brasilia, Brazil. Call for papers. The submission date for abstracts is 15 January 2004. For further information, please see <http://www.docarch.be/engelen/Call_for_papers_Elpub2004_final.pdf>.
IMLS Librarians for the 21st Century. Grant application and new guidelines are now available. The deadline for applying for this Institute for Library and Museum Service (IMLS) grant is 15 January 2004. For further information, please see <http://www.imls.gov/whatsnew/current/120303.htm>.
IMLS Museums for America, For this program, the Institute for Museums and Library Services (IMLS) expects to award over $15 million in grants, which will range from $5,000 to $150,000 each. The application deadline for these grants is 15 January 2004. For further information, please see <http://www.imls.gov/grants/museum/pdf/mfa04app.pdf>.
IS&T/SPIE 16th Annual Symposium on Electronic Imaging, 18 � 22 January 2004, San Jose, California, USA. For further information, please see <http://electronicimaging.org/call/04/>.
Fifth Australasian User Interface Conference (AUIC), 18 - 22 January 2004, Dunedin, New Zealand. For further information, please see <http://www.cosc.canterbury.ac.nz/auic>.
Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode Program on Digital Libraries, 19 - 21 January 2004, Kozhikode, Kerala, India. For further information, please see <http://www.iimk.ac.in/programs/diglib.htm>.
TEI XML/XSLT Winter School, Session 1: 20 - 21 January 2004 and Session 2: 22 - 23 January 2004, College Park, Maryland. Early registration advised. For further information, please see <http://www.mith.umd.edu/outreach/winter_school_04.html>.
SIS 2004, 22nd Annual Convention and Conference of the Society for Information Science, Digital Information Exchange: Pathways to Build Global Information Society, 21 - 23 January 2004, Chennai, India. For further information, please see <http://www.cenlib.iitm.ac.in/sis2004/index.html>.
DIAL 2004, International Workshop on Document Image Analysis for Libraries, 23 - 24 January 2004, Palo Alto, California, USA. For further information, please see <http://www.cedar.buffalo.edu/DIAL2004>.
(Unless otherwise noted, text enclosed in quotation marks above 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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