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July/August 2012
Table of Contents



In Print

Point to Point

Calls for Participation

Goings On

Deadline Reminders


C L I P S   A N D   P O I N T E R S

March/February 2012


In Print

  • Interactive Learning Online at Public Universities: Evidence from Randomized Trials, by William G. Bowen, Matthew M. Chingos, Kelly A. Lack & Thomas I. Nygren, © 2012 ITHAKA. May 22, 2012.

    From the press release announcing the availability of the report: "[This report] finds that student learning outcomes in a sophisticated interactive online course (using machine-guided learning and limited face-to-face instruction) equaled outcomes in the traditional classroom."

  • Libraries and Museums in an Era of Participatory Culture, A Partnership Project of the Salzburg Global Seminar and the Institute of Museum and Library Services, October 19 - 23, 2011, Session 482 Report. Prepared by Deborah L. Mack. Edited by Nancy Rogers and Susanna Seidl-Fox.

    "The report details the events of the October, 2011 convening of fifty-eight library, museum, and cultural heritage leaders from thirty-one countries. Together, the participants developed a set of recommendations to help libraries and museums embrace new possibilities for public engagement that are made possible by societal and technological change."

  • DigCurV: Report and analysis of the survey of Training Needs, by Claudia Engelhardt (UGOE), Stefan Strathmann (UGOE), and Katie McCadden (TCD), Digital Curation Vocational Education Europe (DigCurV), 2012.

    "This report describes the conception and execution of the survey on training needs in digital preservation and curation carried out in the context of the DigCurV project. It summarises the main findings of the survey together with those from a series of focus group meetings held in the partner countries and also an analysis of job advertisements which have appeared since January 2011 when the project began."

  • 21st-Century Collections: Calibration of Investment and Collaborative Action, Association of Research Libraries (ARL) Issue Brief, May 2012.

    "This report calls for conversations to begin with stakeholders, including provosts, faculty, library administrative and advisory boards, and library staff, about our shared, multi-institutional future. The report identifies critical areas and relationships that research libraries must address. If these conversations are not already underway, now is the time to initiate them."

  • A Crosswalk from ONIX Version 3.0 for Books to MARC 21, by Jean Godby, Ph.D., OCLC Research. Copyright OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc., May 2012.

    From the Executive Summary to the report: "This report presents the crosswalk developed at OCLC for mapping the bibliographic elements defined in Version 3.0 of ONIX for Books to MARC 21 with AACR2 encoding. It is an update to the previous report Mapping ONIX to MARC, which was published in 2010 and focused on ONIX 2.1. The new version of ONIX requires a major revision to the crosswalk because of the following changes introduced in ONIX 3.0: the removal of deprecated elements supported on ONIX 2.1, a newly defined syntax that is not backwardly compatible with the ONIX predecessors, expanded support for e-books and marketing collateral, a newly defined and slightly simplified representation of collections, and many minor changes that support more detailed and internally more consistent descriptions."

  • Lasting Impact: Sustainability of Disciplinary Repositories, by Ricky Erway, OCLC Research, © 2012 OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc., April 2012.

    "[This report] offers a quick environmental scan of the repository landscape and then focuses on disciplinary repositories — those subject-based, often researcher-initiated loci for research information. Seven of these repositories are profiled, with a focus on their varied business models. The report concludes with a discussion of sustainability, including funding models, factors that contribute to a repository's success, and ways to bring in additional revenue. It is intended to help librarians support researchers in accessing and disseminating research information."

  • The Future of Gamification, by Janna Anderson and Lee Rainie, Pew Internet & American Life Project, May 18, 2012.

    From the Introduction and Overview section of the report: "Will the use of gamification, game mechanics, feedback loops, and rewards to spur interaction and boost engagement, buy-in, loyalty, fun, and/or learning continue to gain ground and be implemented in many new ways in people's digital lives between now and 2020? A highly engaged, diverse set of respondents were asked by the Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project and Elon University's Imagining the Internet Center to answer this question in an online, opt-in survey. Some 1,021 technology stakeholders and critics responded in a more or less split verdict. Some 53% said yes that gamification will be widespread, but a number of them qualified this by saying the evolving adoption of gamification will continue to have some limits. Some 42% chose a more modest scenario that predicted gamification will not evolve to be a larger trend except in specific realms."

  • ARL Issue Brief: GSU Fair Use Decision Recap and Implications , Prepared by Brandon C. Butler, Director of Public Policy Initiatives, Association of Research Libraries, May 2012.

    "On Friday, May 11, 2012, Judge Orinda Evans released her 350-page opinion in the copyright infringement lawsuit against Georgia State University. This memo summarizes the key rulings in the case and discusses some possible consequences for libraries generally."

  • Public Library Funding & Technology Access Study 2011-2012, Judy Hoffman, John Carlo Bertot, and Denise M. Davis. Digital supplement of American Libraries magazine, June 2012.

    "Conducted by the ALA and the Information Policy & Access Center at the University of Maryland, this year's study builds on the largest study of Internet connectivity in public libraries that began in 1994. These findings serves as an annual 'state of the library' report on the technology resources and funding that enables free public access to these resources. The study can be found online at http://www.ala.org/plinternetfunding."

  • Libraries, patrons, and e-books, by Kathryn Zickuhr, Lee Rainie, Kristen Purcell, Mary Madden and Joanna Brenner, Pew Internet & American Life Project, June 22, 2012.

    "All the statistics in this report, including all specific data about various groups, comes from a series of nationally-representative phone surveys of Americans. They were conducted in English and Spanish, by landline and cell phone. The main survey, of 2,986 Americans ages 16 and older, was conducted on November 16-December 21, 2011, and extensively focused on the new terrain of e-reading and people's habits and preferences. This work was underwritten by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation."

  • CNI's Executive Roundtable: Multiple Devices and Platforms: Institutional Strategies, Coalition for Networked Information, April 2012.

    From a CNI press release dated May 18, 2012: "[This is a] report on the Executive Roundtable that was held at the Spring CNI meeting on April 2, 2012. The topic was Multiple Devices and Platforms: Institutional Strategies. Teams representing senior level library and IT organizations from 11 institutions described their development of priorities, policies, and strategies related to the multiplicity of devices that members of university communities are bringing to campus. The report summarizes the discussion and includes perspectives on overall strategies, campus wireless infrastructure, security issues, and geospatially-aware applications and services."

  • Library of Congress Digital Preservation Newsletter (June), published by the Library of Congress.

    "In this issue:

    • The Library of Congress digital preservation blog, The Signal, is a year old
    • A recap of the week-long International Internet Preservation Consortium General Assembly
    • News from The Signal: Defining the "Big" in Big Data; GeoMAPP and the Future of Digital Geospatial Preservation; National Digital Stewardship Residency Program Curriculum Panel Meets; and 2012 Junior Fellows Working on Digital Preservation Policies
    • Read thoughts about the impermanence, selection and digital stewardship of digital content
    • Learn how librarians are helping their communities with personal digital archiving
    • Apocalypse Bit: Disaster Mythologies & Digital Preservation?
    • Recent interviews with Doug White, Project leader for the National Institute of Standards and Technology National Software Reference Library; Ben Fino-Radin, Digital Conservator for the Rhizome ArtBase; and Joe Lambert, Founder and Executive Director of the Center for Digital Storytelling
    • Call for Applications: Digital Preservation Outreach and Education Train-the-Trainer Workshop, Midwest Region"
  • Code4Lib Journal, Issue 17, June 2012.

    "In this issue:

    • Tools for Reducing and Managing Link Rot in LibGuides
    • Discovering Digital Library User Behavior with Google Analytics
    • Kirk Hess
    • The Martha Berry Digital Archive Project: A Case Study in Experimental pEDagogy
    • Using Semantic Web Technologies to Collaboratively Collect and Share User-Generated Content in Order to Enrich the Presentation of Bibliographic Records – Development of a Prototype Based on RDF, D2RQ, Jena, SPARQL and WorldCat's FRBRization Web Service
    • GLIMIR: Manifestation and Content Clustering within WorldCat
    • Case Study: Using Perl and CGI Scripts to Automate a Quality Control Workflow for Scanned Congressional Documents
    • From the Catalog to the Book on the Shelf: Building a Mapping Application for Vufind
    • Code4Lib 2012 Conference Report"
  • Ariadne, Issue 68, relaunched by the Innovation Support Centre at UKOLN.

    "In this issue the feature articles are as follows:

    • Data Citation and Publication by NERC's Environmental Data Centres
    • Delivering Open Educational Resources for Engineering Design
    • Perceptions of Public Libraries in Africa
    • Has Second Life Lived up to Expectations?
    • Kultivating Kultur: Increasing Arts Research Deposit
    • The CLIF Project: The Repository as Part of a Content Lifecycle
    • Peculiarities of Digitising Materials from the Collections of the National Academy of Sciences, Armenia
    • Adapting VuFind as a Front-end to a Commercial Discovery System
    • Welsh Libraries and Social Media: A Survey"
  • Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, Number 69, Spring 2012.

    "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."

  • What's New, Issue 47, July 2012, published by the Digital Preservation Coalition and the Digital Curation Center.

    "In this issue:

    • Forthcoming events from July 2012 onwards
    • What's New - New reports and initiatives since the last issue
    • What's What - Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Research Data, William Kilbride, DPC
    • Who's Who - Sixty second interview with Patrick McCann, Digital Curation Centre
    • One World - nestor - The German Network of Expertise for Digital Preservation, Sabine Schrimpf, German National Library
    • Your View? - Comments and views from readers"

Point to Point

  • Digital Curation Bibliography: Preservation and Stewardship of Scholarly Works, by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

    "The Digital Curation Bibliography: Preservation and Stewardship of Scholarly Works is available as a paperback (98 pages, $9.95, ISBN 1477497692 and ISBN-13: 9781477497692) and an open access PDF file. All versions of the bibliography are available under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License."


Calls for Participation

  • Open Research Challenges in Digital Preservation, (workshop at iPRES 2012), 2 October 2012. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 17 August 2012.

    "The goal of this interactive workshop is to elicit and discuss DP research challenges to be tackled in the next decade. It brings together researchers in order to step beyond the limitations of solutions that are applicable now, and develop concepts, models and solutions for upcoming challenges. This will cover diverse areas such as Information Systems, Databases, Information Retrieval, Library and Archival Science, Content Management, Modeling, Simulation, Human-Computer Interaction, Scholarly Communication, Systems Engineering, Cloud computing, Security and others."

  • Digital Preservation Awards 2012, launched by the Digital Preservation Coalition. Call for applications. The application deadline is 17 August 2012.

    "'Threats to the digital estate are distinctive and new so the tools and processes necessary to ensure long term access – and impact – are also new', explained William Kilbride of the DPC. 'The DPC was established in 2002 to help agencies meet this new and growing challenge, and in 2004 we sponsored a small prize to mark outstanding contributions to the field. It was so popular that we've offered the prize every other year since, and each time the quality and number of nominations has grown.'This year, the award takes a new form. In the past a single award was offered as one of the Conservation Awards. But because 2012 is the tenth anniversary of the founding of the DPC, we're offering 4 separate prizes, including a special 'DPC Decennial Prize' for the most outstanding contribution to digital preservation in the last decade.'"

  • 8th International Digital Curation Conference 2013 (IDCC13) , 14 - 16 January 2013, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 20 August 2012.

    "IDCC brings together those who create and manage data and information, those who use it and those who research and teach about curation processes. Our view of data is a broad one – video games and virtual worlds are of just as much interest as data from laboratory instruments or field observation. Whether the information originates in the arts, humanities, social or experimental sciences the issues faced are cross-disciplinary. Digital curators maintain, preserve, and add value to digital information throughout its life, reducing threats to its long-term value, mitigating the risk of digital obsolescence, and enhancing the potential for reuse for all purposes."

  • Joint International Semantic Technology Conference (JIST 2012), 2 - 4 December 2012, Nara, Japan. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 24 August 2012.

    "The Joint International Semantic Technology Conference (JIST) is a regional federation of Semantic Technology related conferences. The mission of JIST is to bring together researchers in Semantic Technology research community and other areas of semantic related technologies to present their innovative research results or novel applications of semantic technologies."

  • iConference 2013, 12 - 15 February 2013, Fort Worth, Texas, USA. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 4 September 2012.

    "The iConference is an annual gathering of scholars and researchers concerned with critical information issues in contemporary society. iConference participants advance the boundaries of information studies, explore core concepts and ideas, and create new technological and conceptual configurations—all situated in interdisciplinary discourses."

  • Internatinal Conference on Academic Librareis (ICAL) 2013, 12 - 15 February 2012, New Delhi, India. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 5 September 2012.

    "Inspired by the latest advances in virtualized computing resources on the global network, the 2nd International Conference on Academic Libraries, (ICAL-2013) seeks to explore how cloud computing could be applied for library applications, in particular for moving libraries to the Web. In addition, it seeks to understand how Web based computing resources could be harnessed to achieve the vision of globalizing libraries."

  • The International Conference on Computing, Networking and Digital Technologies (ICCNDT 2012), 11 - 13 November 2012, Sanad, Bahrain. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 15 September 2012.

    "The conference welcomes papers on the following (but not limited to) research topics:

    • Cloud Computing
    • Grid Computing
    • Information and Data Management
    • Security and Access Control
    • Network Systems and Devices
    • Information Content Security
    • Trust Models for Social Networks
    • Data and Network Mining
    • Internet Modeling
    • Digital Image Processing
    • XML-Based Languagess
    • Web Services Security
    • Software Design, Software Testing
    • Multimedia Data Base
    • Information Retrieval
    • Digital Rights Management
    • Computer Graphics
    • Data mining
    • Web based applications
    • User Interfaces,Visualization and Modeling
    • Quality of Service, Scalability and Performance"
  • 28th Symposium On Applied Computing, 18 - 22 March 2013, Coimbra, Portugal. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 21 September 2012.

    "ACM Symposium on Applied Computing has been a primary gathering forum for applied computer scientists, computer engineers, software engineers, and application developers from around the world....Authors are invited to submit original papers in all areas of experimental computing and application development for the technical program via the various tracks hosted by SAC 2013."

  • 21st BOBCATSSS Conference, 23 - 25 January 2013, Ankara, Turkey. Call for papers. The submission deadline for abstracts is 24 September 2012.

    "From Collections to Connections: Turning Libraries 'Inside-out' being the main theme, BOBCATSSS 2013 aims to bring together students, professors and specialists in the field of library and information science. Today, the world of libraries and librarians is, more than ever, set for change. The focus is shifting towards creating connections between people and developing online resources, rather than static collections focused on the physical book. Part of information specialist's role is to facilitate and help the users navigate through this jungle, and in due course find our own place in this ever changing world: How will the role of the librarians develop in the future? What will happen with the classic libraries and librarians in the future? Will the physical library disappear and only exist in the digital world? In the light of these challenges, BOBCATSSS 2013 will be a meeting place between the professionals of tomorrow, and researchers and teachers of today."


Goings On

  • Ticer 15th International Summer School on Digital Libraries, 21 - 24 August 2012, Tilburg, The Netherlands.

    "As is tradition with the Summer School, different modules will trace developments of 4 central themes:

    • Module 1: Tuesday, August 21: Library Strategy in the 21st Century: From Vision to Execution
    • Module 2: Wednesday, August 22: Libraries Leveraging the Cloud: Technological Developments
    • Module 3: Thursday, August 23 Redefining Research Support
    • Module 4: Friday, August 24: Connecting Students, Faculty and Resources"
  • IIiX 2012: Fourth Information Interaction in Context Symposium, 21 - 24 August 2012, Nijmegen, The Netherlands.

    "The Information Interaction in Context conference (IIiX) explores the relationships between and within the contexts that affect information retrieval (IR) and information seeking, how these contexts impact information behavior, and how knowledge of information contexts and behaviors improves the design of interactive information systems."

  • Seventh International Conference on Digital Information Management (ICDIM 2012), 22 - 24 August 2012, University of Macau, Macau.

    "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."

  • Third Annual VIVO Conference, 22 - 24 August 2012, Miami, Florida, USA.

    "The VIVO conference is an excellent opportunity to meet with VIVO team members from participating institutions, and offers an open and collaborative environment to share ideas and discuss topics related to adoption and implementation of VIVO, VIVO-based tools and the opportunities created by advancing data sharing and team science."

  • Acquisition, Representation and Reasoning with Contextualized Knowledge, 4th International Workshop (ARCOE-12), 27 - 28 August 2012, Montpellier, France.

    "In recent years, research in contextual knowledge representation and reasoning became more relevant in the areas of Semantic Web, Linked Open Data, and Ambient Intelligence, where knowledge is not considered a monolithic and static asset, but it is distributed in a network of interconnected heterogeneous and evolving knowledge resources. The ARCOE workshop aims to provide a dedicated forum for researchers interested in these topics to discuss recent developments, important open issues, and future directions."

  • I-SEMANTICS 2012: 8th International Conference on Semantic Systems, 5 - 7 September 2012, Graz, Austria.

    "With more than 400 participants every year I-SEMANTICS is one of the largest conferences in Europe in the field of semantic systems and the Semantic Web. It is held concurrently with the I-KNOW Conference on Knowledge Management and Knowledge Technologies. The combination represents a unique approach bridging the gap between highly affiliated communities and complementary research fields."

  • ISIC2012: The Information Behaviour Conference, 5 - 7 September 2012, Tokyo, Japan.

    "The field of human information behaviour is multi-disciplinary in scope: researchers from information science, information management, psychology, social psychology, sociology, information systems, computer science, and other disciplines all contribute to this field of investigation. ISIC: the Information Behaviour Conference intends to reflect this interdisciplinary character through attracting papers from researchers in all of these areas."

  • ACM International Conference on Recommender Systems (RecSys) 2012, 9 - 13 September 2012, Dublin, Ireland.

    "The ACM Recommender System conference is the premier international forum for the presentation of new research results, systems and techniques in the broad field of recommender systems. Recommendation is a particular form of information filtering, that exploits past behaviours and user similarities to generate a list of information items that is personally tailored to an end-user's preferences."

  • The HathiTrust Research Center UnCamp, 10 - 11 September 2012, Bloomington, Indiana, USA.

    "HTRC Uncamp. HTRC is hosting its first annual HTRC UnCamp in September 2012 at Indiana University in Bloomington. The UnCamp is different: it is part hands-on coding and demonstration, part inspirational use-cases, part community building, and a part informational, all structured in the dynamic setting of an un-conference programming format. It has visionary speakers mixed with boot-camp activities and hands-on sessions with HTRC infrastructure and tools."

  • IEEE International Conference on Cyber, Physical, and Social Computing, 11 - 14 September 2012, Besançon, France.

    "[This event] will be an exciting international forum for researchers to exchange the information regarding advancements in the state of the art and practice of cyber, physical and social computing, as well as to identify the emerging research topics and define the future."

  • Information Retrieval 2012 Workshop (IR 2012), 12 - 14 September 2012, Dortmund, Germany.

    "The workshop...provides a forum for scientific discussion and the exchange of ideas. The workshop takes place in the context of the LWA "Learning, Knowledge and Adaptivity" workshop week (LWA, Sep 12-14, 2012) at the Technical University Dortmund in Germany. This workshop continues a successful series of conferences and workshops of the Special Interest Group on Information Retrieval."

  • CLEF 2012 Conference and Labs of the Evaluation Forum, 17 - 20 September 2012, Rome, Italy.

    "CLEF 2012 is the third CLEF conference continuing the popular CLEF campaigns which have run since 2000 contributing to the systematic evaluation of information access systems, primarily through experimentation on shared tasks."

  • Second International Conference on Innovative Computing Technology (INTECH 2012), 18 - 20 September 2012, Rabat, Morocco.

    "INTECH intends to address various innovative computing techniques involving various applications. 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 computing technologies, as well as demonstrations, tutorials, workshops and industrial presentations."

  • SPRUCE Mashup London: managing and preserving digital data, 18 - 20 September 2012, London, United Kingdom.

    "Over 3 days at the SPRUCE Mashup London, a diverse community will come together to discuss, test, code (don't worry non-techies we won't force you to code), plan, and share challenges related to the new types of content entrusted to libraries, archives, and museums to preserve and manage."

  • Chip-to-Cloud Security Forum, 19 - 20 September 2012, Nice, France.

    "The Chip-to-Cloud Security Forum is the continuation of Smart Event, merging the former Smart Mobility, e-Smart and World e-ID conferences into a wide-ranging single event."

  • Institute for Computer Policy and Law: Internet Culture and the Academy, 19 - 20 September 2012, Ithaca, New York, USA.

    "The Cornell University Institute for Computer Policy and Law (ICPL) –the "go-to" conference for information technology policy and law in higher education – will broaden its reach in 2012 in order to address rapidly evolving legal, policy, and social concerns related to Internet culture and the Academy."

  • Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries 2012, 23 - 27 September 2012, Paphos, Cyprus.

    "The International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries is the successor of the European Conference on Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries (ECDL). TPDL/ECDL has been the leading European scientific forum on digital libraries for 15 years. The conference continues to bring together researchers, developers, content providers and users in the field of digital libraries."

  • Fourth International M-Libraries Conference, 24 - 26 September 2012, The Open University in Milton Keynes, United Kingdom.

    "The main theme for the conference this year is From margin to mainstream: mobile technologies transforming lives and libraries."

  • Createasphere's Digital Asset Management Conference, 27 - 28 September 2012, New York, New York, USA.

    "Createasphere's Digital Asset Management Conference in New York explores the management of digital assets, media assets, marketing resources, content & information lifecycle, and storage, security & preservation across advertising, broadcasting, entertainment, publishing, and retail."

Deadline Reminders

  • BooksOnline'12, 29 October 2012, Maui, Hawaii, USA. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 20 July 2012.
  • SIGIR 2012, 12 - 16 August 2012, Portland, Oregon, USA.

(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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