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July/August 2011
Table of Contents



In Print

Point to Point

Calls for Participation

Goings On

Deadline Reminders


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May/June 2011


In Print

  • Rapid Capture: Faster Throughput in Digitization of Special Collections, by Ricky, Erway, Senior Program Officer, OCLC Research, April 2011. © 2011 Online Computer Library Center, Inc.

    "This report provides examples of how to simplify and streamline digital capture of non-book collections. Nine case studies illustrate processes and procedures institutions have adopted to speed up digitization of special collections. The intent in sharing these vignettes is to enable others to consider whether or not any of the approaches could be applied to their own initiatives to increase the scale of their digitization efforts."

  • Social networking sites and our lives, by Keith Hampton, Lauren Sessions Goulet, Lee Rainie, Kristen Purcell, June 16, 2011, Pew Internet & American Life Project.

    "The findings presented here paint a rich and complex picture of the role that digital technology plays in people's social worlds. Wherever possible, [the report seeks] to disentangle whether people's varying social behaviors and attitudes are related to the different ways they use social networking sites, or to other relevant demographic characteristics, such as age, gender and social class."

  • Supporting Research: Environments, Administration and Libraries, OCLC Research Report by: John MacColl, OCLC Research and Michael Jubb, Research Information Network, June 2011, © 2011 OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc.

    "This report highlights the findings from two parallel studies of research support services in US and UK universities that OCLC Research and the UK's Research Information Network (RIN) undertook last year. It is the latest in a series of OCLC Research reports resulting from our Research Information Management thematic focus of work, the goal of which is to help reach a collective understanding of the responsibilities of, and opportunities for, libraries in a changed research environment."

  • E-reader ownership doubles in six months, by Kristen Purcell, June 27, 2011, Pew Internet & American Life Project.

    "The percent of U.S. adults with an e-book reader doubled from 6% to 12% between November 2010 and May 2011. Hispanic adults, adults younger than age 65, college graduates and those living in households with incomes of at least $75,000 are most likely to own e-book readers. Parents are also more likely than non-parents to own these devices....The results in this report are based on data from telephone interviews conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates International from April 26 to May 22, 2011, among a sample of 2,277 adults, age 18 and older."

  • Managing and Sharing Data: Best Practice for Researchers, by Veerle Van den Eynden, Louise Corti, Matthew Woollard, Libby Bishop and Laurence Horton, Published by the UK Data Archive, © 3011 University of Essex.

    From the Forward: "The information provided in this guide is designed to help researchers and data managers, across a wide range of research disciplines and research environments, produce highest quality research data with the greatest potential for long-term use."

  • Open-access Journal Publishing Resource Index, SPARC (Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition), May 2011.

    "This section offers sample partnership support documentation, such as project proposals and other initial planning documents, feasibility and sustainability plans, rights agreements and contracts, and other support documents. We encourage publishing partnerships to contribute the plans they create for their projects."

  • Funding for Sustainability: How Funders' Practices Influence the Future of Digital Resources, prepared by: Nancy L. Maron and Matthew Loy. Produced and funded by JISC through the Strategic Content Alliance, June 2011, © Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE).

    "[This] new Strategic Content Alliance/Ithaka S+R report examines funding practices to provide insight on post-grant sustainability for digital resources....This report...provides funders of digital resources and their grantees with an overview of current funding practices and highlights areas for potential improvement in defining and planning for post-grant sustainability."

  • Libraries Connect Communities: Public Library Funding & Technology Access Study 2010-2011, by Judy Hoffman, John Carlo Bertot, Denise M. Davis, and Larra Clark. Digital supplement of American Libraries magazine, June 2011. Available at http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/857ea9fd.

    "[This report] assesses public access to computers, the Internet, and Internet-related services in U.S. public libraries, and the impact of library funding changes on connectivity, technology deployment, and sustainability. The study builds on the longest-running and largest study of Internet connectivity in public libraries begun in 1994 by John Carlo Bertot and Charles R. McClure."

  • Who's in the Queue: Public Access Computer Users, by By Carlos A. Manjarrez and Kyle Schoembs, Research Brief No. 4, June 2011, Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).

    "This report dispels some myths that have lingered regarding the target service population for public access computers in U.S. public libraries. It also provides a demographic analysis of public access computer users and uses and demonstrates that public libraries are providing much more than basic technology access."

  • Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, Spring 2011.

    "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."

  • Primary Source, Vol. 13, No. 5, June 2011, published by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).

    "Primary Sources provides brief articles that alert readers to new information about grants, monthly highlights of best practices, and important IMLS news with hotlinks to more detailed information on the IMLS eb site. Past and current issues of the newsletter and subscription information are available at http://www.imls.gov/news/source.shtm."

  • Information Standards Quarterly (ISQ), Special Issue: Views of the E-book Renaissance, Spring 2011, Volume 23, Issue 2. Published by NISO.

    "This special edition of ISQ presents Views of the E-book Renaissance. Guest content editor, October Ivins of Ivins eContent Solutions has pulled together a broad range of perspectives on what is happening today with e-books and particularly with e-book standards. As she states in her introductory letter: 'Our goal for this issue of ISQ is to present an overview of the status of e-books from multiple perspectives-publishers and other content producers, librarians, and the many vendors who support their creation, management, sales, and distribution.'"

  • ScieCom info, Vol 7, No 2 (2011).

    "ScieCom info - a Nordic-Baltic Forum for Scientific Communication is an open access web journal covering current developments in scientific communication in the Nordic/Baltic countries and all aspects of scientific and scholarly communication in accordance with its stated purpose."

  • Library of Congress Digital Preservation Newsletter (June 2011), Library of Congress.

    "In this issue:

    • The Library of Congress digital preservation program now blogs - "The Signal" launched on May 31!
    • What do teenagers know about digital preservation? More than you think....
    • The National Digital Stewardship Alliance elects Coordinating Committee
    • Digital Preservation and Jazz are alike - find out why
    • The International Internet Preservation Consortium hold 2011 general assembly meeting
    • A profile of NDSA member organization American Society of Media Photographers
    • Learn about the World Digital Library"
  • Library of Congress Digital Preservation Newsletter (July 2011), Library of Congress.

    "In this issue:

    • A recap of the first month of the Library of Congress Digital Preservation blog, "The Signal"
    • Insights, a new interview series, launches with a conversation with David Rosenthal
    • A perspective on a new report from news-production analysts at the Center for Research Libraries
    • Profile of Digital Preservation Pioneer Andrea Goethals
    • News from recent meetings and conferences
    • Read about digital forensics and digital preservation: documenting computer history
    • Check out a new online resource providing public access to Minnesota state government information"

Point to Point

  • Institutional Repository Bibliography, bu Charles W. Bailey, Jr., Version 4, June 15, 2011.

    "The Institutional Repository Bibliography (IRB) presents selected English-language articles, books, technical reports, and other scholarly textual sources that are useful in understanding institutional repositories. (See the scope note for further details.)"

  • FutureCast Meeting Outputs Now Available, meeting held 8 - 10 June 2011 in Washington, DC.

    "FutureCast was a gathering of OCLC Research Library Partners who engaged in thought-provoking presentations and insightful discussions about the future environment that will impact our work. View video recordings, presentation slides and archived tweets from this influential meeting online."


Calls for Participation

  • 2nd International Conference on African Digital Libraries and Archives (ICADLA-2), 14 - 18 November 2011, Johannesburg, South Africa. Call for papers. The submission deadline for abstracts is 15 August 2011.

    "ICADLA-2 will provide a platform for the realisation of the outcomes of ICADLA-1 and it will provide a forum for African Institutions to:

    • Access and examine options for capacity development in all strategic areas of digitisation;
    • Strengthen existing and build new networks and linkages necessary for knowledge sharing in the area;
    • Understand the strategic and management issues of developing digital resources from digitisation to delivery;
    • Develop national digitisation programmes and strategies aimed at establishing the required digitisation infrastructure for access to, and long term preservation of, African scholarly and cultural digital content and the creation of digital libraries"
  • The Sixth International Workshop on Ontology Matching, collocated with the 10th International Semantic Web Conference ISWC-2011, 23 or 24 October 2011, Bonn, Germany. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 15 August 2011.

    "Ontology matching is a key interoperability enabler for the Semantic Web, as well as a useful tactic in some classical data integration tasks dealing with the semantic heterogeneity problem. It takes the ontologies as input and determines as output an alignment, that is, a set of correspondences between the semantically related entities of those ontologies. These correspondences can be used for various tasks, such as ontology merging, data translation, query answering or navigation on the web of data. Thus, matching ontologies enables the knowledge and data expressed in the matched ontologies to interoperate."

  • 27th Annual ACM Symposium on Applied Computing Track on Web Technologies, 25 - 29 March 2012, Riva del Garda (Trento), Italy. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 31 August 2011.

    "The Web Technologies track of ACM SAC aims at bringing together researchers and practitioners from industry and academia working on practical and foundational aspects of Web technologies as well as other technologies that in the Web framework have found new and unexpected application fields."

  • Social Media and Web Science: The Web as a living space (European afternoon), 22 March 2012, Dusseldorf, Germany. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 31 August 2011.

    "While the presentations of the main conference will be held in German, it is planned to also organize a special research track in the English language. This 'European Afternoon' will take place on March 22nd. We would like to welcome researchers and practitioners interested in the social dimensions of Web developments and information technologies, e.g. from the fields of information science, library and documentation science, computer science, digital humanities, linguistics, psychology, political science, law and economics."

  • VuStuff II: Scholarship, technology, and openness, 12 October 2011, Villanova, Pennsylvania, USA. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 1 September 2011.

    "VuStuff is an annual conference on the intersection between scholarship and technology, held at Villanova University's Falvey Memorial Library....The theme for this year is "openness." VuStuff seeks presentations on scholarly communication, technology, digital humanities, digital libraries, new media, open access, or any aspect relating to the above. Presentations will be 20 minutes, followed by a brief Q&A."

  • The Fourth International Workshop on Evaluating Information Access (EVIA 2011), 6 December 2011, Tokyo, Japan. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 13 September 2011.

    "Information Access technologies provide the interface between human information needs and digital information resources. The reliable evaluation of these technologies has been recognized for decades as central to the advancement of the field. As information retrieval becomes more pervasive, the forms of retrieval more diverse, and retrieval tools richer, the importance of effective, efficient, and innovative evaluation grows as well. In recognition of the need for a forum dedicated to the intensive discussion of evaluation issues, we have held three successful sesquiannual International Workshops on Evaluating Information Access (EVIA 2007, 2008, and 2010)....Following these successes, we are happy to announce the Fourth International Workshop on Evaluating Information Access (coinciding with Day 1 of the NTCIR-9 Workshop Meeting) at the National Institute of Informatics (NII), Tokyo, Japan."

  • Library 2.011, 2 - 3 November 2011. This is an online conference and is free of charge. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 15 September 2011.

    "The Library 2.011 conference presents a unique chance to participate in a global conversation on the current and future state of libraries....There are six subject strands including the changing roles of libraries in today's world, digital age learning cultures, and changes in accessing and organizing information. To view the complete list of conference strands, click here."

  • iConference 2012, 7 - 10 February 2012, Toronto, Canada. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 30 September 2011.

    "The iConference is an annual gathering of a broad spectrum of scholars and researchers concerned about critical information issues in contemporary society. The iConference pushes the boundaries of information studies, explores core concepts and ideas, and creates new technological and conceptual configurations – all situated in interdisciplinary discourses."

  • Bobcatsss, 23 - 25 January 2012, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 1 October 2011.

    "BOBCATSSS is an annual symposium organised by students at a number of universities in Europe. It takes place under the auspieces of EUCLID (European Association for Library and Information Education and Research) and deals with themes from library and information science. Every year it is organised, managed and filled with content by students from an Eastern and Western European university. The universities have in common that they educate in the field of library and information sciences."


Goings On

  • ARCHIVES 360° 75th Annual Meeting of the Society of American Archivists, 22 - 27 August 2011, Chicago, Illinois, USA.

    "ARCHIVES 360° is the premier educational event of the year for archives professionals, featuring: Thought-provoking and informative plenary sessions, expert speakers offering practical tips that you can put to use as soon as you, discussions of research and theory that advance your profession to new heights and much more."

  • Second Annual VIVO Conference, 24 - 26 August 2011, Washington, DC, USA

    "This year's VIVO conference will bring together scholars, scientists, researchers, developers, publishers, funding agencies, research officers, students, institutional officials and those supporting the development of team science."

  • Fifth International Conference on Web Reasoning and Rule Systems, 29 - 30 August 2011, Galway, Ireland.

    "The International Conference on Web Reasoning and Rule Systems (RR) is a major forum for discussion and dissemination of new results concerning Web Reasoning and Rule Systems. RR 2011 builds on the success of the four previous International Conferences on Web Reasoning and Rule Systems...which received enthusiastic support from the Web Reasoning community. In 2011, RR will continue the excellence of the new series and aim to attract the best WebReasoning and Rules researchers from all over the world."

  • Data-Centric Interactions on the Web (DCI 2011), 5 or 6 September 2011, Lisbon, Portugal.

    "[This event] aims to bring together researchers, developers, and designers with a shared interest in data-centric interactions on the web. As several research areas are affected by the workshop theme, participants are expected from various backgrounds and communities to attend. The workshop will provide an interdisciplinary forum to exchange experiences and ideas and to discuss novel research results and future developments regarding data-centric interactions on the web."

  • Sixth International Conference on Digital Information Management, 14 - 16 September 2011, Melbourne, Australia.

    "The principal aim of this conference is to bring people in academia, research laboratories and industry together, and offer a collaborative platform to address the emerging issues and solutions in digital information science and technology. The ICDIM intends to bridge the gap between different areas of digital information management, science and technology. This forum will address a large number of themes and issues. The conference will feature original research and industrial papers on the theory, design and implementation of digital information systems, as well as demonstrations, tutorials, workshops and industrial presentations."

  • International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries 2011 (formerly known as ECDL), 26 - 28 September 2011, Berlin, Germany.

    "The European Conference on Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries (ECDL) has been the leading European scientific forum on digital libraries for 14 years. For the 15th year the conference was renamed as the 'International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries'. The conference will continue to bring together researchers, developers, content providers and users in the field of digital libraries. TPDL 2011 is organised by the Humboldt-Universit´┐Żt zu Berlin (Berlin School of Library and Information Science, the Computer and Media Services and the Department of Computer Science)."

  • ICININFO-2011, 29 September - 3 October 2011, island of Kos, Greece

    "One of the primary objectives of the ICININFO-2011 will be the investigation of information-based managerial change in organizations. Driven by the fast-paced advances in the Information field, this change is characterized in terms of its impact on organizations that manage information in their everyday operations."

  • 2011 LITA National Forum: Rivers of Data, Currents of Change, 29 September - 2 October 2011, St. Louis, Missouri, USA.

    "Now in its 14th year, the LITA National Forum is a 3-day educational event featuring preconferences, keynote, concurrent, and poster sessions that explore leading-edge technologies and their applications in all types of libraries. Registration is limited in order to preserve the advantages of a small conference."

  • PROMISE Winter School 2012: Information Retrieval meets Information Visualization, 23 - 27 January 2012, Zinal, Valais, Switzerland. Registration deadline 30 September 2011.

    "The aim of the Promise Winter School on information retrieval and information visualization is to give participants a grounding in the core topics that constitute the multidisciplinary area of multilingual and multimedia information retrieval. Other topics of the school will include usability of systems, system evaluation, social media and several other related fields."

Deadline Reminders

  • SDH 2011 Supporting the Digital Humanities: Answering the Unaskable, 17 - 18 November 2011, Copenhagen, Denmark (Web site under construction. For more information, contact Bente Maegaard bmaegaard@hum.ku.dk.) Call for papers. The submission deadline is 24 July 2011.

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