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July/August 2016
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In Print

Point to Point

Calls for Participation

Goings On

Deadline Reminders


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July/August 2016


In Print

  • Long-Form Reading Shows Signs of Life in Our Mobile News World, by Amy Mitchell, Galen Stocking and Katerina Eva Matsa, Pew Research Center, May, 2016.

    From the Introduction to the report: "In a news environment so dramatically different from past forms, a question is worth exploring: Will people engage with lengthy news content on their phones? A unique, new study of online reader behavior by Pew Research Center, conducted in association with the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, addresses this question from the angle of time spent with long- versus short-form news. It suggests the answer is yes: When it comes to the relative time consumers spend with this content, long-form journalism does have a place in today's mobile-centric society."

  • Strength in Numbers: The Research Libraries UK (RLUK) Collective Collection, by Constance Malpas and Brian Lavoie, OCLC Research, 2016.

    From the Abstract: "In partnership with Research Libraries UK (RLUK), OCLC Research has produced a detailed characterization of the collective collection of the RLUK membership, with special emphasis on print books. This report examines the size, scope, and overlap patterns of the RLUK collective collection, supplemented with additional perspective from comparison to the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) collective collection and the global library system as a whole. This study is of particular interest to the RLUK membership, but is also relevant to any group of higher education institutions engaged in, or planning, cooperative efforts around their collections."

  • Addressing the Challenges with Organizational Identifiers and ISNI, Karen Smith-Yoshimura, Janifer Gatenby, Grace Agnew, Christopher Brown, Kate Byrne, Matt Carruthers, Peter Fletcher, Stephen Hearn, Xiaoli Li, Marina Muilwijk, Chew Chiat Naun, John Riemer, Roderick Sadler, Jing Wang, Glen Wiley, and Kayla Willey. OCLC Research, 2016.

    "This report focusses on organizational identifiers from the perspective of academic institutions. Their ranks and reputation often determine their success in obtaining funding and attracting or retaining faculty. Identifiers provide the "glue" for institutions and funder systems to support comparing and ranking the outputs of the research process; assessing the impact of grants between institutions and their funders; and tracking and collating publications between researchers and their publishers. The report outlines a number of scenarios where the International Standard Name Identifier (ISNI) can be used to disambiguate organizations, including real-world examples."

  • Preserving Transactional Data, by Sara Day Thomson, DPC Technology Watch Report 16-02, May 2016, Copyright Digital Preservation Coalition 2016 and Sara Day Thomson 2016.

    From the Abstract: "This report tackles the requirements for preserving transactional data and the accompanying challenges facing companies and institutions that aim to re-use these data for analysis or research. Commissioned by the UK Data Service as part of their Big Data Network Support initiative, this report presents the issues and strategies which emphasize preservation practices that facilitate re-use and reproducibility."

  • Standards for Distance Learning Library Services. Approved by the ACRL Board of Directors, July 2008. Revised June 2016.

    "The intended audience for the Standards includes administrators at all levels of post-secondary education, librarians planning to manage and provide distance learning library services, other librarians and library personnel serving distance learning students or working with distance learning program staff, distance learning faculty, funding sources, accrediting organizations, licensure agencies, and the faculty and students at schools of library and information science."

  • Terra Cognita: Graduate Students in the Archives, A Retrospective on the CLIR Mellon Fellowships for Dissertation Research in Original Sources, CLIR pub 170, ISBN 978-1-932326-55-0, (available on the Web only. No print copies.) Copyright 2016 by Council on Library and Information Resources, May 2016.

    "Terra Cognita surveys the current landscape of archival research and the experiences of emerging scholars seeking to navigate it. Drawing on data from CLIR's Mellon Fellowships for Dissertation Research in Original Sources, the report takes an in-depth look at how the conditions and practices of original source research have changed in recent decades and what communities invested in cultural heritage research can do to better support new scholarship in this evolving context."

  • Fifty shades of open, by Jeffrey Pomerantz, Robin Peek, published in First Monday, Volume 21, Number 5, May 2, 2016.

    Abstract: "Open source. Open access. Open society. Open knowledge. Open government. Even open food. The word 'open' has been applied to a wide variety of words to create new terms, some of which make sense, and some not so much. This essay disambiguates the many meanings of the word 'open' as it is used in a wide range of contexts."

  • Is anything more important than convenience?, by Lynn Silipigni Connaway, Next blog, May 24, 2016, OCLC.

    From the blog posting: "An overwhelming amount of data identifies convenience as absolutely central to information-seeking behaviors. The importance of convenience is especially prevalent among younger generations in the studies, but is true across all demographic categories – age, gender and academic role. Convenience is a factor for making choices in all situations, both academic information-seeking and everyday life information-seeking, though it plays different roles in different situations."

  • New Consortial Model for E-Books Acquisitions, by Luke Swindler, published in College & Research Libraries, Volume 77, Number 3, May 2016.

    "This article focuses on creating an acceptable and sustain- able model that allows libraries to shift to e-books and the implications for traditional cooperative collection development. The research reports on the principles undergirding the pilot, how it developed, challenges encountered and lessons learned, librarian and user reactions to this format shift, and resulting philosophical and practical evolutions in consortial approaches to monographic acquisitions and understandings of what constitutes cooperative collections success in a digital environment."

  • 2016 top trends in academic libraries: A review of the trends and issues affecting academic libraries in higher education, by the ACRL Research Planning and Review Committee, in College & Research Libraries News, Vol. 77, No. 6, June 2016.

    "Every other year, the ACRL Research Plan- ning and Review Committee produces a document on top trends in higher education as they relate to academic librarianship. The 2016 Top Trends report discusses research data services, digital scholarship, collection assessment trends, content provider mergers, evidence of learning, new directions with the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy, altmetrics, emerging staff positions, and open educational resources."

  • Digital Preservation Handbook, 2nd Edition, Digital Preservation Coalition Copyright 2015.

    "Digital information is increasingly important to our culture, knowledge base and economy. The Handbook, first compiled by Neil Beagrie and Maggie Jones in 2001, is maintained and updated by the DPC. This full revision (the 2nd Edition) has expanded and updated content to cover over 30 major sections (see Contents). The 2nd edition was compiled with input from 45 practitioners and experts in digital preservation under the direction of Neil Beagrie as managing editor and William Kilbride as chair of the Management and Advisory Boards."

  • Issues in Science & Technology Librarianship, Number 84, Spring 2016.

    "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."

  • Informer, Spring 2016, Newsletter of the BCS Information Retrieval Specialist Group.

    "Informer is the quarterly newsletter of the BCS Information Retrieval Specialist Group (IRSG). Its aim is to provide insights and inspiration to researchers and professionals working in all aspects of search and information retrieval. Articles provide accessible and timely coverage of important topics, ranging from focused, practical advice, to concise overviews of broader topics, and to deeper, research-oriented articles and opinion pieces."


Point to Point

  • Digital Visitors and Residents App. OCLC Research.

    "Use this new app from OCLC Research to map your online learning preferences to see if you are a Digital 'Visitor' or 'Resident.'"

  • Research Data Curation Bibliography. Version 6, by Charles W. Bailey, Jr., June 6, 2016.

    "This selective bibliography includes over 560 English-language articles, books, and technical reports that are useful in understanding the curation of digital research data in academic and other research institutions. Over 200 new works have been added to the bibliography since version five."


Calls for Participation

  • AIPR2016 - The Third International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Pattern Recognition, 19 - 21 September 2016, Lodz, Poland. Call for Papers. The submission deadline is 19 August 2016.

    "You are invited to participate in The Third International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Pattern Recognition (AIPR2016) that will be held at Lodz University of Technology, Lodz, Poland on September 19-21, 2016. The event 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."

  • 8th meeting of Forum for Information Retrieval Evaluation 2016, 8 - 10 December 2016, Kolkata, India. Call for Papers. The submission deadline is 20 August 2016.

    "Started in 2008 with the aim of building a South Asian counterpart for TREC, CLEF and NTCIR, FIRE has since evolved continuously to meet the new challenges in multilingual information access. It has expanded to include new domains like plagiarism detection, legal information access, mixed script information retrieval and spoken document retrieval to name a few."

  • 2nd International Conference on Open Source Software Computing, 1 - 3 December 2016, Beirut, Lebanon. Call for Papers. The submission deadline is 1 September 2016.

    "The objectives of this conference are: to promote opportunities for cooperation towards enabling OSS key technologies, building cross-cutting sciences, and driving disruptive innovations; to disseminate research on technology and applications of open source software computing; and to expand the framework of effective participation of universities in developing OSS industry through incubators and business accelerators."

  • Computers in Libraries, 28 - 30 March 2017, Arlington, Virginia, USA. Call for Papers. The submission deadline is 12 September 2016.

    "The conference offers a multifaceted program designed to meet the needs of librarians, community and information managers, systems professionals, eresource managers, researchers, webmasters and web managers, content evaluators, digital strategists, and information specialists. The focus of the conference is on leading edge technology that allows us to engage with, and bring strategic value to, our user communities. It provides the latest information and practices for you to make informed choices for your community – whether it is an academic, corporate, non-profit, public, or school library community."

  • 12th International Conference on Computer Graphics Theory and Applications – GRAPP, 27 February - 1 March 2017, Porto, Portugal. Call for Papers. The submission deadline is 22 September 2016.

    "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."

  • 1st International Conference on Human Computer Interaction Theory and Applications – HUCAPP 2017, 27 February - 1 March 2017, Porto, Portugal. Call for Papers. The submission deadline is 22 September 2016.

    "The International Conference on Human Computer Interaction Theory and Applications aims at becoming a major point of contact between researchers, engineers and practitioners in Human Computer Interaction. The conference will be structured along seventeen main tracks, covering different aspects related to Human Computer Interaction, from User Interfaces to Organic User Interfaces, Haptic Interfaces, Interactive Systems, Interaction Devices, Design and Evaluation, Principles, Theories and Models, User Modeling and User Focus, Paradigms, Usability and Universal Accessibility, Human-Web Interaction, Agents and Human Interaction, Social Aspects of Human-Computer Interaction, Computer Games and Gaming, Human-Computer Interaction in Education and Training, Applications in Medicine and Other Domain Applications."

  • 8th International Conference on Information Visualization Theory and Applications – IVAPP, 27 February - 1 March 2017, Porto, Portugal. Call for Papers. The submission deadline is 22 September 2016.

    "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."

  • 12th International Conference on Computer Vision Theory and Applications – VISAPP 2017, 27 February - 1 March 2017, Porto, Portugal. Call for Papers. The submission deadline is 22 September 2016.

    "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."


Goings On

  • 2016 Pacific Neighborhood Consortium (PNC) Annual Conference and Joint Meetings, 16 - 18 August 2016, Los Angeles, California, USA.

    "The main theme this year is 'Does Data Construct Reality?' Keynote Speakers include:

    • Michael K. Buckland, Emeritus Professor, School of Information, University of California, Berkeley, Co-Director, Electronic Cultural Atlas Initiative
    • Murtha Baca, Head, Digital Art History Program, Getty Research Institute
    • Johanna Drucker, Bernard and Martin Breslauer Professor of Bibliography, Department of Information Studies, UCLA
    • Clifford A. Lynch, Executive Director, Coalition for Networked Information
    • Hung-Yi Ping, Professor, Graduate Institute of Networking and Multimedia, Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering, National Taiwan University Joint Faculty Research Fellow, Institute of Information Science, Academia Sinica"
  • Fifth International Conference on Future Generation Communication Technologies, 17 - 19 August 2016, Luton, United Kingdom.

    "This conference is designed for teachers, administrators, practitioners, researchers and scientists in the development arenas. It aims to provide discussions and simulations in the communication technology at the broad level and broadcasting technology and related technologies at the micro level."

  • VIVO 2016 Conference, 17 - 19 August 2016, Denver, Colorado, USA.

    "Now in its seventh year, the VIVO conference brings together an eclectic group of scholars, developers, information specialists, administrators, and funders to present findings, share experiences in the use and development of VIVO software and promotion of a linked scholarly ecosystem across the world."

  • Digitization: Preserving the Past for the Future, 18 - 19 August 2016, Panama City, Florida, USA.

    "This is a full-day, introductory workshop on the use of open/free software to create, validate, index, search, display and maintain a digital archive of various materials including photographs, oral histories, newspapers and books."

  • International conference on Computers, Data Management and Technology Applications, 18 - 20 August 2016, Istanbul, Turkey.

    "ICCDMTA'2016 aims at bringing together the professors, researchers, educators, program developers to provide an international forum for the dissemination of original research results, new ideas and practical development experiences which concentrate on both theory and practices in our quickly evolving world. The theme of the conference is around, 'Computer studies, research, Data management, Security issues, progressive networking, social media movements, etc.'."

  • Australian Library and Information Science National Conference, 29 August - 2 September 2016, Adelaide Convention Centre, Australia.

    "ALIA provides the platform as a meeting point for all Library and Information professionals, from all sectors and all areas of Australia and the international community. The National Conference provides unparalleled opportunities to become stronger as professionals and as an industry with engaging programs and a forum to collaborate, network and build partnerships amongst our colleagues, peers, industry leaders and corporate partners."

  • NISO Virtual Conference: Data Curation - Cultivating Past Research Data for Future Consumption, 31 August 2016, 11:00 - 5:00 p.m. (Eastern Time).

    "This virtual conference will explore the many aspects of data curation, including trusted-repository certification, metadata creation and management specific to data, systems deployment issues, facilitation of data sharing services, and data control issues. Speakers will provide first-hand experience of the unique challenges presented by curating data. The session will close with a panel discussion of future trends in data management and how libraries can prepare now to address them."

  • Archives and Records Association, UK and Ireland Annual Conference, 31 August - 2 September 2016, London, United Kingdom.

    "Global relationships, interactions, communications and connectivity are shifting the way in which we live and work. The record, its information content and memory are an increasing global commodity and as professional custodians we are responsible for authenticity and integrity; which in turn ensures that global research, knowledge exchange, collective memory, political and legal rights, are able to be explored, scrutinized and upheld."

  • Third International Conference on Digital Security and Forensics (DigitalSec2016), 6 - 8 September 2016, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

    "You are invited to participate in The Third International Conference on Digital Security and Forensics (DigitalSec2016) that will be held...as part of the The Fifth World Congress on Computing, Engineering and Technology (WCET). The event 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."

  • Fifth World Congress on Computing, Engineering and Technology (WCET), 6 - 8 September 2016, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

    "The Fifth World Congress on Computing, Engineering and Technology (WCET) brings together leaders from governments, NGOs, international organizations, research institutions and private sectors to discuss the cutting edge topics in the area of computing, security, digital information, green computing, and other related topics."

  • Fourth International Conference on Green Computing, Technology and Innovation (ICGCTI2016), 6 - 8 September 2016, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

    "A sample of the conference papers on a large number of research topics include:

    • Benefits of, and barriers to, adopting greener IT practices
    • Energy-aware high performance computing and applications
    • Energy-aware software
    • Energy-efficient network services and operations
    • Green computing models, methodologies and paradigms
    • Online dynamic optimization for energy efficient systems
    • Energy-aware large scale distributed systems, such as Grids, Clouds and service computing
    • Energy-efficient mass data storage and processing
    • Smart grid and microgrids
    • Sustainable computing"
  • 10th European Conference on Information Systems Management, 8 - 9 September 2016, Evora, Portugal.

    "The European Conference on Information Systems Management (ECISM) (formally known as the European Conference on Information Systems Management and Evaluation (ECIME)) provides a forum for researchers and practitioners to come together to develop their understanding of both theory and practice in all aspects of ICT/IS management. The broad scope of the conference reflects the increased use of technology to manage information in and between organisations as well as across cities, countries and continents."

  • 10th International Conference on Web Reasoning and Rule Systems, 9 - 11 September 2016, Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom.

    "The research areas of Semantic Web, Knowledge Graph and Linked Data have received a lot of attention in academia and the industry recently with the aim of enriching the existing web with data and processing methods to provide systems with intelligent capabilities. The Summer School is primarily intended for advanced undergraduate, Masters and Ph.D. students, postdoctoral researchers and young researchers and will be open to senior researchers from other areas wishing to learn about the reasoning aspects of the industry."

  • SciDataCon, 11 - 13 September 2016, Denver, Colorado, USA.

    "SciDataCon 2016 seeks to advance the frontiers of data in all areas of research. This means addressing a range of fundamental and urgent issues around the 'Data Revolution' and the recent data-driven transformation of research and the responses to these issues in the conduct of research."

  • RDA 8th Plenary Meeting, 11 - 17 September 2016, Denver, Colorado, USA.

    "From September 11-17, 2016, data professionals and researchers from all disciplines and from across the globe will convene in Denver, Colorado for International Data Week (IDW). The theme of this landmark event is 'From Big Data to Open Data: Mobilizing the Data Revolution'. "

  • SEMANTiCS 2016 - The Linked Data Conference, 12 - 15 September 2016, Leipzig, Germany.

    "The annual SEMANTiCS conference is the meeting place for professionals who make semantic computing work, and understand its benefits and know its limitations. Every year, SEMANTiCS attracts information managers, IT-architects, software engineers, and researchers, from organisations ranging from NPOs, universities, public administrations to the largest companies in the world."

  • International Computer Music Conference ICMC2016, 12 - 16 September 2016, Utrecht, the Netherlands.

    "Since 1974, the International Computer Music Conference has been the major international forum for the presentation of the full range of outcomes of technical and musical research, both musical and theoretical, related to the use of computers in music."

  • 2nd ACM International Conference on the Theory of Information Retrieval, 12 - 16 September 2016, Newark, Delaware. USA.

    "The ACM SIGIR International Conference on the Theory of Information Retrieval (ICTIR) provides a forum for the presentation and discussion of research related to the foundational aspects of Information Retrieval (IR), including, for example, new or improved models of relevance, ranking, representation, information needs, user information access and evaluation."

  • Web Search University 13 - 14 September 2016, Arlington, Virginia, USA.

    "WebSearch University provides a unique opportunity to connect with some of the best-known power searchers on the planet. In a collaborative learning environment, you will learn how to surface information from the deep web, how advanced search works, when to use one resource over another, and how to turn information overload into actionable information."

  • 11th European Conference on Technology-Enhanced Learning, 13 - 16 September 2016, Lyon, France.

    "The conference will explore how research in collaborative and personalized learning can be combined with new developments in analytics, interaction design, mobile and ubiquitous technologies, and visualization techniques, to enhance learning for everyone."

  • Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP) Conference, 14 - 16 September 2016, London, United Kingdom.

    "The Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP) is an international membership trade body that supports and represents not-for-profit organizations and institutions that publish scholarly and professional content. With over 330 members in 40 countries, membership also includes those that work with these publishers."

  • 10th ACM Conference on Recommender Systems, 15 - 19 September 2016, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

    "The ACM Recommender Systems conference (RecSys) 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 behaviors and user similarities to generate a list of information items that is personally tailored to an end-user's preferences."

  • Eleventh International Conference on Digital Information Management (ICDIM 2016), 19 - 21 September 2016, Porto, Portugal.

    "The International Conference on Digital Information Management is a multidisciplinary conference on digital information management, science and technology. 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."

  • First International Conference on Real Time Intelligent Systems (RTIS 2016), 19 - 21 September 2016, Beijing, China.

    "Real-Time Computing covers a broad spectrum of the intensively developing area of low-latency priority-driven system responsiveness under certain time constrains to essential and decisive human-computer interactions with constantly incoming data stream. Research on real-time intelligent systems is of a multi-disciplinary nature, exploiting concepts from the areas as diverse as signal processing technologies, computational intelligence, location systems, data processing, digital document processing and embedded system design. To accomplish its real-time performance, systematic analysis is carried out when the systems are working."

  • ISIC: The Information Behavior Conference, 20 - 23 September 2016, Zadar, Croatia.

    "The field of human information behaviour and practice is multi-disciplinary in scope: researchers from information science, information management, management science, 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. The unifying characteristic, which we see as essential in developing a programme is the relationship between the needs or requirements of the information user, the means for the satisfaction of those needs and the uses to which those means are put in practice by organizations or disciplines."

  • IEEE Technically Sponsored SAI Intelligent Systems Conference 2016 (IntelliSys 2016), 21 - 22 September 2016, London, United Kingdom.

    "IntelliSys 2016 conference will focus on areas of intelligent systems and artificial intelligence and how it applies to the real world. It is an opportunity for researchers in this field to meet and discuss solutions, scientific results, and methods in solving intriguing problems in this field."

  • USETDA 2016 Conference, 26 - 28 September 2016, Columbus, Ohio, USA.

    "USETDA 2016 is for ETD 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."

  • Digital Directions 2016, 26 - 28 September 2016, Denver, Colorado, USA.

    "Guided by a faculty of national experts, join colleagues from institutions large and small for 2 1/2 days of instruction on best practices and practical strategies for the creation, curation, and use of digital collections."

  • Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy, 30 September - 1 October 2016, Savannah, Georgia, USA.

    "The mission of the Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy is to provide the opportunity to share research and best methods related to teaching, learning, and assessing essential lifelong learning skills."

Deadline Reminders

  • DC-2016 Presentation Track, 13 - 16 October 2016, Copenhagen, Denmark. Call for Presentation Proposal (no paper required). The submission deadline for abstracts is 15 July 2016.
  • XSEDE16, 17 - 21 July 2016, Miami, Florida, 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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