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July/August 2015
Table of Contents

 

Summary

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

July/August 2015

 

In Print

  • Making Archival and Special Collections More Accessible, an OCLC Research Report, 2015. Dublin, Ohio: OCLC Research.

    "Making Archival and Special Collections More Accessible represents the efforts of OCLC Research over the last seven years to support change in the end-to-end process that results in archival and special collections materials being delivered to interested users....Much of the work represented in this compilation was done with the specific advice, guidance or participation of the staff at OCLC Research Library Partnership institutions. ...This publication will be beneficial to anyone interested in enhancing the library's value proposition by mobilizing unique materials in the networked environment."

  • ARSC Guide to Audio Preservation, Sam Brylawski, Maya Lerman, Robin Pike, Kathlin Smith, editors, CLIR pub 164, May 2015. (Available in print or PDF download.)

    "The ARSC Guide to Audio Preservation is a practical introduction to caring for and preserving audio collections. It is aimed at individuals and institutions that have recorded sound collections but lack the expertise in one or more areas to preserve them."

  • Getting Found: SEO Cookbook, by Patrick O'Brien and Kenning Arlitsch, CLIR pub 165, May 2015. (This is a web-only report – it is not available in print.)

    "At a time when Internet search engines have become the default discovery layer for most users, libraries need to report that their websites and digital repositories are discoverable through those search engines as well. The Getting Found (GF) Cookbook provides a step-by-step video guide to help libraries measure and monitor the search engine optimization (SEO) performance of their digital repositories. The Cookbook includes everything necessary to implement a preconfigured Google Analytics dashboard that continuously monitors SEO performance metrics relevant to digital repositories."

  • Altmetrics and analytics for digital special collections and institutional repositories, a white paper by Stacy Konkiel, Michelle Dalmau, David Scherer. Published 2015 via Figshare.

    "This white paper describes uses for usage statistics, altmetrics, and other quantitative and qualitative impact metrics in the context of services for digital special collections (DSCs) and institutional repositories (IRs) stewarded by academic libraries."

  • Internet Trends 2015 - Code Conference, by Mary Meeker Menlo Park, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB), May 2015.

    From the KPCB blog, May 25, 2015: "KPCB's Mary Meeker presents the 2015 Internet Trends report, 20 years after the inaugural "The Internet Report" was first published in 1995. Since then, the number of Internet users has risen from 35 million in 1995 to more than 2.8 billion today. The 2015 report looks at key Internet trends globally – while still healthy Internet user and smartphone subscription growth continue to slow, Internet engagement continues to rise led by consumers spending more time on their mobile devices, where they can be connected 24/7."

  • PREMIS Data Dictionary for Preservation Metadata, Version 3.0, Library of Congress, June 2015.

    "The PREMIS Data Dictionary and its supporting documentation is a comprehensive, practical resource for implementing preservation metadata in digital archiving systems. The Data Dictionary is built on a data model that defines five entities: Intellectual Entities, Objects, Events, Rights, and Agents. Each semantic unit defined in the Data Dictionary is a property of one of the entities in the data model."

  • Protocol for Exchanging Serial Content (PESC): A Recommended Practice of the National Information Standards Organization, NISO RP-23-2015, Approved May 14, 2015, NISO.

    From the Introduction: "The recommendations in this document offer guidance to members of the scholarly communication community on preferred practices for the packaging and exchange of serial content that will enable the automation of processes to receive and manage serial content at scale. By following these practices, organizations can make it clear what content has been transmitted, how it is organized, and what processing is required when a new package is received."

  • A Review of Public Library E-Lending Models, produced by Dan Mount, Head of Policy & Public Affairs, Civic Agenda EU for Taalunie, Bibnet and Bibliotheek.nl, December 2014.

    From the Introduction: "The market for e-books and digital content is continually evolving and adapting, while simultaneously becoming increasingly global in terms of its interdependence and reach. Whilst many determinants of this evolving and decentralised information environment are beyond the control of any one actor, institution or organisation - there is significant scope for libraries to act as the architects of their own future by learning from the diverse spectrum of international e-lending experiences and practices to evaluate which models (and their components) deliver the best outcomes for library users."

  • Orphan Works and Mass Digitization: A Report of the Register of Copyrights, Washington, D.C.: United States Copyright Office, June 2015.

    "This Report addresses two circumstances in which the accomplishment of that goal may be hindered under the current law due to practical obstacles preventing good faith actors from securing permission to make productive uses of copyrighted works. First, with respect to orphan works, referred to as 'perhaps the single greates impediment to creating new works', a user's ability to seek permission or to negotiate licensing terms is compromised by the fact that, despite his or her diligent efforts, the user cannot identify or locate the copyright owner. Second, in the case of mass digitization – which involves making reproductions of many works, as well as possible efforts to make the works publicly accessible – obtaining permission is essentially impossible, not necessarily because of a lack of identifying information or the inability to contact the copyright owner, but because of the sheer number of individual permissions required."

  • Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing, Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA), and the World Association of Medical Editors (WAME), June 2015.

    "The Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA), and the World Association of Medical Editors (WAME) are scholarly organizations that have seen an increase in the number, and broad range in the quality, of membership applications. Our organizations have collaborated in an effort to identify principles of transparency and best practice for scholarly publications and to clarify that these principles form part of the criteria on which membership applications will be evaluated....This is the second version of a work in progress (published June 2015); the first version was made available by OASPA in December 2013. We encourage its wide dissemination and continue to welcome feedback on the general principles and the specific criteria."

  • Issues in Science & Technology Librarianship, Number 80, Spring 2015.

    "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. Through its columns ISTL also publishes reviews, opinions, and best practices."

  • ERCIM News, No. 102, Special Theme: 'Trustworthy Systems of Systems'.

    "ERCIM News is published quarterly by ERCIM, the European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics. ERCIM – the European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics – aims to foster collaborative work within the European research community and to increase co-operation with European industry. Leading European research institutes are members of ERCIM. ERCIM is the European host of W3C."

  • Primary Source, Volume 17, Number 5, May 2015, and Primary Source, Volume 17, Number 6, June 2015, Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).

    "Brief articles alert readers to new information about grants, monthly highlights of best practices, and important agency news with hotlinks to more detailed information on the Web site. Past and current issues of the newsletter and subscription information are available on the IMLS Web site."

  • PERICLES FP7 newsletter, June 2015.

    "PERICLES is a four-year European funded project (2013-2017) that aims to address the challenge of ensuring that digital content remains accessible in an environment that is subject to continual change."

Point to Point

  • UpNext, the official blog of the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

    "Recent blog postings include:

    • Digital News and Digital Libraries: Partnerships for Enduring Access
    • Healthy Aging - Can Libraries and Museums Play a Role?
    • Spreading the Word: Library Learning Labs Go Abroad
    • Revving up an Engine for Innovation
    • Makerspaces: Beyond Tools and Products
 

Calls for Participation

  • Nomination for ASIS&T Chapter and Special Interest Group Awards. Call for nominations. The submission dealine is 15 August 2015.

    "The coveted and prestigious ASIS&T awards represent the greatest recognition and respect professionals may afford their colleagues. All ASIS&T members and non-members are invited and encouraged to submit nominations for the awards. Selections of awards recipients are made after thoughtful and thorough consideration by appropriate committees or official bodies of the Association. These awards are presented at the Annual Awards Luncheon held at the ASIS&T Annual Meeting."

  • South-East Europe Design Automation, Computer Engineering, Computer Networks, and Social Media Conference (SEEDA-CECNSM 2015), 25 - 27 September 2015, Kastoria, Greece. Call for papers. The submission dealine is 25 August 2015.

    "The conference aims to enable researchers build connections between different digital applications. A few of the many suggested topics for papers include:

    • VLSI and digital design methodologies
    • Artificial Intelligence
    • Wireless and Mobile Computing
    • Intelligent agents and distributed processing
    • Network Security
    • Networks and the internet Computer Engineering
    • Computer-aided Design
    • Digital System and Logic Design
    • Digital Signal and Image Processing
    • Internet and Web Applications Social Media
    • Human-computer interaction
    • Social networking sites
    • Social networks and online education
    • Graphics and visualization
    • Natural language processing networks
    • Social Media Networking"
  • Notice of Funding Opportunity: National Conservation Assessment Program, Institute of Museum and Library Services. Call for proposals. The grant submission dealine is 1 September 2015.

    "The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) is releasing this special Notice of Funding Opportunity to support a cooperative agreement to develop, test, and implement an affordable and accessible conservation assessment program for small and midsize museums to help them care for their collections. Grant Amount: $50,000-500,000 annually for first year; up to $800,000 for subsequent years."

  • International Conference on Semantic Web Business and Innovation (SWBI2015), 7 - 9 October 2015, Sierre, Switzerland. Call for papers. The submission dealine is 1 September 2015.

    "SWBI2015 will be held over three days, with presentations delivered by researchers from the international community, including presentations from keynote speakers and state-of-the-art lectures. This conference aims to enable researchers build connections between different digital applications. Papers are invited on several topics listed under the two headings: 'Semantic Web and Linked Data' and 'Semantic Web data'."

  • 11th IEEE International Conference on Signal Image Technology & Internet-based Systems (SITIS 15), Track on Web Computing and Applications (WeCA). Call for papers. The submission dealine is 7 September 2015.

    "The WeCA (Web Computing and Application) track will focus on emerging and novel concepts, architectures and methodologies for information management. The Internet and the related technologies have created an interconnected world in which information can be exchanged easily, tasks can be processed collaboratively, communities of users with similarly interests can be formed to achieve efficiency and improve performance."

  • 2nd International Conference on Information Systems Security and Privacy - ICISSP 2016, 19 - 21 February 2016, Rome, Italy. Call for participation. The submission dealine for regular papers is 8 September 2015, for workshop proposals the deadline is 9 September 2015, and for Special Session Proposals the deadline is 21 September 2015.

    "The International Conference on Information Systems Security and Privacy aims at creating a meeting point for researchers and practitioners that address security and privacy challenges that concern information systems, especially in organizations, including not only technological issues but also social issues. The conference welcomes papers of either practical or theoretical nature, presenting research or applications addressing all aspects of security and privacy, that concerns to organizations and individuals, thus creating new research opportunities."

  • 4th International Conference on Model-Driven Engineering and Software Development - MODELSWARD 2016, 19 - 21 February 2016, Rome, Italy. Call for participation. The submission dealine for regular papers is 8 September 2015, for workshop proposals the deadline is 9 September 2015, and for Special Session Proposals the deadline is 21 September 2015.

    "The purpose of the International Conference on Model-Driven Engineering and Software Development, MODELSWARD 2016, is to provide a platform for researchers, engineers, academicians as well as industrial professionals from all over the world to present their research results and development activities in using models and model driven engineering techniques for Software Development."

  • 7th International Conference on Bioinformatics Models, Methods and Algorithms - BIOINFORMATICS 2016, 21 - 23 February 2016, Rome, Italy. Call for participation. The submission dealine for regular papers is 10 September 2015, for workshop proposals the deadline is 11 September 2015, and for Special Session Proposals the deadline is 23 September 2015.

    "The purpose of the International Conference on Bioinformatics Models, Methods and Algorithms is to bring together researchers and practitioners interested in the application of computational systems and information technologies to the field of molecular biology, including for example the use of statistics and algorithms to understanding biological processes and systems, with a focus on new developments in genome bioinformatics and computational biology. Areas of interest for this community include sequence analysis, biostatistics, image analysis, scientific data management and data mining, machine learning, pattern recognition, computational evolutionary biology, computational genomics and other related fields."

  • 9th International Conference on Health Informatics- HEALTHINF 2016, 21 - 23 February 2016, Rome, Italy. Call for participation. The submission dealine for regular papers is 10 September 2015, for workshop proposals the deadline is 11 September 2015, and for Special Session Proposals the deadline is 23 September 2015.

    "The purpose of the International Conference on Health Informatics is to bring together researchers and practitioners interested in the application of information and communication technologies (ICT) to healthcare and medicine in general and to the specialized support to persons with special needs in particular."

  • 11th International Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications - VISIGRAPP 2016, 27 - 29 February 2016, Rome, Italy. Call for participation. The submission dealine for regular papers is 17 September 2015, for workshop proposals the deadline is 7 September 2015, and for Special Session Proposals the deadline is 17 September 2015.

    "The purpose of VISIGRAPP is to bring together researchers and practitioners interested in both theoretical advances and applications of computer vision, computer graphics and information visualization. VISIGRAPP is composed of three co-located conferences, each specialized in at least one of the aforementioned main knowledge areas."

  • 11th International Conference on Computer Vision Theory and Applications - VISAPP 2016, 27 - 29 February 2016, Rome, Italy. Call for participation. The submission dealine for regular papers is 17 September 2015, for workshop proposals the deadline is 7 September 2015, and for Special Session Proposals the deadline is 17 September 2015.

    "The International Conference on Computer Vision Theory and Applications aims at becoming a major point of contact between researchers, engineers and practitioners on the area of computer vision application systems. Five simultaneous tracks will be held, covering all different aspects related to computer vision: Image Formation and Preprocessing; Image and Video Analysis and Understanding; Motion, Tracking and Stereo Vision; and Applications and Services."

  • 7th International Conference on Information Visualization Theory and Applications - IVAPP 2016, 27 - 29 February 2016, Rome, Italy. Call for participation. The submission dealine for regular papers is 17 September 2015, for workshop proposals the deadline is 7 September 2015, and for Special Session Proposals the deadline is 17 September 2015.

    "The International Conference on Information Visualization Theory and Applications aims at becoming a major point of contact between researchers, engineers and practitioners in Information Visualization. The conference will be structured along several topics related to Information Visualization."

  • 11th International Conference on Computer Graphics Theory and Applications - GRAPP 2016, 27 - 29 February 2016, Rome, Italy. Call for participation. The submission dealine for regular papers is 17 September 2015, for workshop proposals the deadline is 7 September 2015, and for Special Session Proposals the deadline is 17 September 2015.

    "The International Conference on Computer Graphics Theory and Applications aims at becoming a major point of contact between researchers, engineers and practitioners in Computer Graphics. The conference will be structured along five main tracks, covering different aspects related to Computer Graphics, from Modelling to Rendering, including Animation, Interactive Environments and Social Agents In Computer Graphics."

  • ASIS&T Lecture Series Award. Call for proposals. The submission dealine is 30 September 2015 for the 2016 lecture.

    "The ASIS&T Annual Lecture is intended to promote the progress of information science and technology through one annual lecture delivered by a noted information scientist (or a person with related interests and accomplishments). The award will be in the amount of $4,000."

 

Goings On

  • IFLA World Library and Information Congress: 81st IFLA General Conference and Assembly, 15 - 21 August 2015, Cape Town, South Africa.

    "IFLA is the international organisation for library and information associations, institutions and librarians in the user communities they serve throughout the world. It is the trusted global voice of the library and information community, and drives equitable access to information and knowledge for all."

  • 79th Annual Meeting of the Society of American Archivists, 16 - 22 August 2015, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.

    "The annual meeting of the Society of American Archivists, held in late summer in different cities throughout the country, includes a wide array of informative education sessions, pre-conference workshops, networking opportunities, special events, exhibits, and tours of local repositories."

  • IEEE Big Data Science and Engineering (BigDataSE) 2015 conference, 20 - 22 August 2015, Helsinki, Finland.

    "Big data is an emerging paradigm applied to datasets whose size is beyond the ability of commonly used software tools to capture, manage, and process the data within a tolerable elapsed time. Such datasets are often from various sources (Variety) yet unstructured such as social media, sensors, scientific applications, surveillance, video and image archives, Internet texts and documents, Internet search indexing, medical records, business transactions and web logs; and are of large size (Volume) with fast data in/out (Velocity). More importantly, big data has to be of high value (Value) and establish trust in it for business decision making (Veracity). Various technologies are being discussed to support the handling of big data such as massively parallel processing databases, scalable storage systems, cloud computing platforms, and MapReduce."

  • 2015 IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Network Analysis and Mining, 25 - 28 August 2015, Paris, France.

    "The international conference on Advances in Social Network Analysis and Mining (ASONAM 2015) will primarily provide an interdisciplinary venue that will bring together practitioners and researchers from a variety of SNAM fields to promote collaborations and exchange of ideas and practices. ASONAM 2015 is intended to address important aspects with a specific focus on the emerging trends and industry needs associated with social networking analysis and mining. The conference solicits experimental and theoretical works on social network analysis and mining along with their application to real life situations."

  • Archives and Records Association UK & Ireland Conference 2015, 26 - 28 August 2015, Dublin, Ireland.

    "The Archives and Records Association is the lead professional body for archivists, archive conservators and records managers in the United Kingdom and Ireland. The theme of the 2015 conference is 'Challenges, Obligations, or Imperatives? The moral and legal role of the Record Keeper today.'"

  • 19th International Conference on Electronic Publishing, 1 - 2 September 2015, Malta.

    "The International Conference on Electronic Publishing (Elpub) approaches its 20th anniversary. Elpub 2015 is the 19th edition of the conference and it will continue the tradition, bringing together academics, publishers, lecturers, librarians, developers, entrepreneurs, users and all other stakeholders interested in issues regarding electronic publishing in widely differing contexts. These include the human, cultural, economic, social, technological, legal, commercial and other relevant aspects that such an exciting theme encompasses."

  • Hypertext 2015, the 26th ACM Conference on Hypertext and Social Media, 1 - 4 September 2015, Middle East Technical University, Northern Cyprus Campus, Turkey.

    "The ACM Conference on Hypertext and Social Media (HT) is a premium venue for high quality peer-reviewed research on theory, systems and applications for hypertext and social media. It is concerned with all aspects of modern hypertext research, including social media, adaptation and personalisation, user modeling, linked data and semantic web, dynamic and computed hypertext, and its application in digital humanities."

  • DCMI 20th Anniversary International Conference & Annual Meeting, 1 - 5 September 2015, São Paulo, Brazil.

    "Every year the DCMI community gathers for both its Annual Meeting and its International Conference on Dublin Core & Metadata Applications. The work agenda of the DCMI community is broad and inclusive of all aspects of innovation in metadata design, implementation and best practices. While the work of the Initiative progresses throughout the year, the Annual Meeting & Conference provides the opportunity for DCMI 'citizens' as well as newcomers, students, apprentices, and early career professionals to gather face-to-face to share experiences."

  • Summer School on Data Sciences for Big Data - Resource Aware Data Mining, 2 - 5 September 2015, Porto, Portugal.

    "For the summer school, world leading researchers in machine learning and data mining will give lectures on recent techniques dealing with huge amounts of data, spatio-temporal streaming data, distributed and graph data, sensors and embedded systems. The summer school is designed for Master and PhD students, and professionals who wanted to learn cutting edge techniques for data mining with constrained computational resources."

  • Implementing Linked Data in Low-Resource Conditions, DCMI/ASIST Joint Webinar, 9 September 2015. 10:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. U.S. Eastern Daylight Time.

    "Opening up and linking data is becoming a priority for many data producers because of institutional requirements, or to consume data in newer applications, or simply to keep pace with current development. Since 2014, this priority has gaining momentum with the Global Open Data in Agriculture and Nutrition initiative (GODAN). However, typical small and medium-size institutions have to deal with constrained resources, which often hamper their possibilities for making their data publicly available. This webinar will be of interest to any institution seeking ways to publish and curate data in the Linked Data World."

  • NISO Two-Part Webinar: The Practicality of Managing "E": Part 1: Licensing, 9 September 2015. 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. (Eastern Daylight Time).

    "Registrants will receive detailed instructions about accessing the webinar via e-mail the Friday prior to the event. (Anyone registering between Monday and the close of registration will receive the message shortly after the registration is received, within normal business hours.)"

  • MTSR 2015 | 9th Metadata and Semantics Research Conference, 9 - 11 September 2015, Manchester, United Kingdom.

    "[This conference] aims to bring together scholars and practitioners that share a common interest in the interdisciplinary field of metadata, semantics, 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. These include Cultural Informatics; Open Access Repositories & Digital Libraries; E-learning applications; Search Engine Optimization & Information Retrieval; Research Information Systems and Infrastructures; e-Science and e-Social Science applications; Agriculture, Food and Environment; Bio-Health & Medical Information Systems."

  • Fourth International Conference on E-Learning and E-Technologies in Education (ICEEE2015), 10 - 12 September 2015, Surya University, Indonesia.

    "Papers were invited on multiple topics, including:

    • Course Design and E-Learning Curriculae
    • Critical Success Factors in Distance Learning´┐Ż
    • Digital Libraries for E-Learning
    • Distance Education
    • Distance and E-Learning in a Global Context
    • E-Learning Hardware and Software
    • Virtual Labs and Virtual Classrooms
    • Web-based Learning, Wikis and Blogs"
  • Eighteenth International Conference on TEXT, SPEECH and DIALOGUE (TSD 2015), 14 - 17 September 2015, Plzen (Pilsen), Czech Republic.

    "The 18th International Conference of Text, Speech and Dialogue (TSD 2015) will explore the topics in the field of natural language processing, in particular:

    • corpora, texts and transcription,
    • speech analysis, recognition and synthesis,
    • their intertwining within NL dialogue systems."
  • 11th International Conference on Semantic Systems, 15 - 17 September 2015, Vienna, Austria.

    "SEMANTiCS 2015 continues a long tradition of bringing together colleagues from around the world to present best practices, panels, papers and posters to discuss semantic systems in birds-of-a-feather sessions and informal settings."

  • International Conference on Data Mining, Multimedia, Image Processing and their Applications (ICDMMIPA2015), 18 - 20 September 2015, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India.

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

    • 3D imaging
    • Computer animation
    • Computer art and entertainment (including games)
    • E-Learning applications and computer graphics
    • Emerging technologies
    • Fractal geometry and applications
    • Graph theory in image processing and vision
    • Graphics algorithms and applications
    • Human-computer interfaces
    • Image compression, coding, and encryption"
  • DPTP: The Practice of Digital Preservation, 21 - 23 September 2015, London, United Kingdom.

    "The Digital Preservation Training Programme (DPTP) is designed for all those working in institutional information management who are grappling with fundamental issues of digital preservation. It provides the skills, knowledge and confidence necessary for institutions to combine organisational and technological perspectives, and devise an appropriate response to the challenges that digital preservation needs present. DPTP is operated and organised by the University of London Computer Centre (ULCC), with contributions from leading experts in the field."

  • Research Data Alliance (RDA) 6th Plenary, 23 - 25 September 2015, Paris, France.

    "The theme of the Meeting will be Enterprise Engagement with a focus on Research Data for Climate Change. As a part of this focus Cap Digital & RDA have created a special Challenge designed to connect Climate Change related Data Sets with startups, SMEs and larger organizations with practical application for these data."

  • USETDA 2015 Conference, 29 September - 1 October 2015, Austin, Texas, USA.

    "USETDA 2015 is for ETD (Electronic Thesis and Dissertation) professionals from graduate schools, libraries, academic computing and others who work with ETDs. Our goal is to offer relevant, practice-oriented content to support ETD productivity improvement, ETD professionals, advance ETD operations, and encourage the formation of state-wide ETD associations in the United States."

Deadline Reminders

(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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