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March/April 2016
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In Print

Point to Point

Calls for Participation

Goings On

Deadline Reminders


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March/April 2016


In Print

  • Research Software Sustainability Report on a Knowledge Exchange Workshop, by Simon Hettrick, The Software Sustainability Institute, February 2016. Published under the CC BY 4.0 licence creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/.

    From the Executive Summary to the report: "The adoption of software has led to significant advances in research. But if we do not change our research practices, the continued rise in software use will be accompanied by a rise in retractions. Ultimately, anyone who is concerned about the reliability and reproducibility of research should be concerned about software sustainability. This argument alone may rely too much on the stick and not enough on the carrot. To that end, we must also show that software sustainability promises to identify and make available the software that is most likely to advance research."

  • If You Build It, Will They Fund? Making Research Data Management Sustainable, by Ricky Erway and Amanda Rinehart, OCLC Research, 2016.

    From the Abstract: "This work is part of our research collections and support efforts to inform current thinking about research collections and the emerging services that libraries are offering to support contemporary modes of scholarship. We are encouraging the development of new ways for libraries to build and provide these types of collections and deliver distinctive services."

  • Smartphone Ownership and Internet Usage Continues to Climb in Emerging Economies, by Jacob Poushter, Pew Research Center, February, 2016.

    From the Overview to the report: "As the world becomes increasingly interconnected, both economically and socially, technology adoption remains one of the defining factors in human progress. To that end, there has been a noticeable rise over the past two years in the percentage of people in the emerging and developing nations surveyed by Pew Research Center who say that they use the internet and own a smartphone. And while people in advanced economies still use the internet more and own more high-tech gadgets, the rest of the emerging world is catching up."

  • Staying Smart: How Today's Graduates Continue to Learn Once They Complete College, Project Information Literacy Research Report, by Alison J. Head, Ph.D., University of Washington Information School, January 5, 2016.

    From the Abstract: "This report presents findings about the information-seeking beavior of relatively recent college greaduates used for liflong learning in personal life, the workplace, and the loca communities where they lived....Ten recommendations are presented for improving educational strategies, resources, and services that foster lifelong learning."

  • OAPEN-UK final report: A five-year study into open access monograph publishing in the humanities and social sciences, by Ellen Collins, Research Consultant, Research Information Network and Caren Milloy, Deputy Director, Jisc Collections. January 2016

    "The OAPEN-UK final report summarises the main findings from the OAPEN-UK research project, a five-year study into open access monograph publishing in the humanities and social sciences. OAPEN-UK was designed to work collaboratively and in an agile manner, supporting and responding to developments in the wider monograph publishing environment. Detailed research findings have been published throughout the project and are available in the research findings section of the website. This report provides an overview of those findings, summarising the key messages and recommendations from the project and its many sub-reports."

  • Issue Brief: Archivists and the Term of Copyright, SAA Position, Society of American Archivists. Approved by the SAA Council, January 2016.

    "[The Society of American Archivists] supports all efforts to reduce the term of copyright. Further extensions of copyright term do not achieve the desired results."

  • NMC Horizon Report: 2016 Higher Education Edition, by L. Johnson, S. Becker Adams, M. Cummins, V. Estrada, A. Freeman, and C. Hall, The New Media Consortium, 2016.

    "This 13th edition describes annual findings from the NMC Horizon Project, an ongoing research project designed to identify and describe emerging technologies likely to have an impact on learning, teaching, and creative inquiry in higher education."

  • The Costs of Publishing Monographs Toward a Transparent Methodology, by Nancy Maron, Christine Mulhern, Daniel Rossman, and Kimberly Schmelzinger, Ithaka S+R, February 5, 2016. Copyright 2016 ITHAKA. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.

    From the Executive Summary to the Report: "In April 2014, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation awarded a planning grant to Ithaka S+R to convene a panel of experts to develop a study methodology for determining in as granular a way as possible the true costs of publishing scholarly monographs. The workshop brought together some of the best thinkers on this topic and resulted in a research methodology for this project, also funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and conducted by Ithaka S+R from January through November 2015. This research project takes on a fundamental question at the heart of any potential new model to support OA monographs: What does it cost to create and disseminate them?"

  • Preserving Social Media, by Sara Day Thomson, DPC Technology Watch Report 16-01, February 2016. Copyright Digital Preservation Coalition 2016 and Sara Day Thomson 2016.

    "This report, commissioned by the UK Data Service, provides guidance for researchers wanting to access social media for research purposes, the institutions who support them, and all organisations with a need to preserve social media data. It describes the landscape of archiving social media, including the attendant legal and ethical obstacles to long-term access."

  • Journal of Electronic Publishing (JEP), Special Edition EPUB: 20 Years of Electronic Publishing, Volume 18, Number 4 (Fall 2015).

    From the Introduction to this issue: "This special edition EPUB is a selection of twenty articles from the Journal of Electronic Publishing's twenty years of existence. While the selected articles are some of our most widely read, cited, and discussed articles since 1995, they also represent both the growth of JEP and the growth of the Web as a place for digital publishing over the last twenty years."

  • Informer, Winter 2016, published by 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. Our 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."

  • Annals of Library and Information Studies, Vol 62, No 4 (2015).

    "Annals of library and information studies is a leading quarterly journal in Library and Information Studies publishing original papers, survey reports, reviews, short communications, and letters pertaining to library science, information science and computer applications in these fields."

  • Code4Lib Journal, Issue 31, 2016-01-28.

    "The Code4Lib Journal exists to foster community and share information among those interested in the intersection of libraries, technology, and the future."

  • ERCIM News, No. 104, January 2016. Special Theme: "Tackling Big Data in the Life Sciences".

    "ERCIM News is the magazine of ERCIM. It reports on joint actions of the ERCIM partners, and aims to reflect the contribution made by ERCIM to the European Community in Information Technology. Through short articles and news items, it provides a forum for the exchange of information between the institutes and also with the wider scientific community."

Point to Point

  • Digital Preservation Coalition Technology Watch Reports. Published by the Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) in association with Charles Beagrie Ltd as editors and Neil Beagrie as Principal Investigator and managing editor of the series.

    "The series is intended as an advanced introduction to specific issues for those charged with establishing or running services for long term access. They identify and track developments in IT, standards and tools which are critical to digital preservation activities. All are released as peer-reviewed open-access publications after a preview period of exclusive access to DPC members."


Calls for Participation

  • The Joint Workshop on Bibliometric-enhanced Information Retrieval and Natural Language Processing for Digital Libraries (BIRNDL 2016), 23 June 2016, Newark, New Jersey, USA. Call for Papers. The submission deadline is 15 April 2016.

    "The BIRNDL 2016 workshop is a joint scientific event gathering scholars from the BIR (Bibliometric-enhanced Information Retrieval) and the NLPIR4DL (Text and citation analysis for scholarly digital libraries) communities. The scope of BIRNDL is on scholarly publications and data - the explosion in the production of scientific literature and the growth of scientific enterprise; its consistent exponential growth approaches an empirical law. The workshop will investigate how natural language processing, information retrieval, scientometric and recommendation techniques can advance the state-of-the-art in scholarly document understanding, analysis and retrieval at scale."

  • XSEDE16, 17 - 21 July 2016, Miami, Florida, USA. Call for Papers. The submission deadline for abstracts is 15 April 2016.

    "XSEDE16, the 5th annual conference, will showcase the discoveries, innovations, challenges and achievements of those who use and support XSEDE resources and services, as well as other digital resources and services throughout the world. This year's theme is Diversity, Big Data, & Science at Scale: Enabling the Next-Generation of Science and Technology."

  • 13th International Conference on Digital Preservation, 3 - 5 October 2016, Bern, Switzerland. Call for Papers. The submission deadline is 15 April 2016

    "iPRES is the premier international conference on the preservation and long term management of digital materials. Over the years, iPRES has served as a valuable forum for researchers and practitioners to exchange their insights, experiences, and best practices."

  • Eighteenth International Conference on Grey Literature 'Leveraging Diversity in Grey Literature', 28 - 29 November 2016, Manhattan, New York, USA. Call for Papers. The submission deadline is 15 April 2016.

    "Scientific information, much of which is published as grey literature, can play a pivotal role in the search for solutions to global problems. Diversity invigorates problem solving and science benefits from a community that approaches problems in a variety of creative ways. Despite their diversity, the hundreds of authors and researchers across the globe involved in grey literature can be seen as part of the same community contributing to the scientific enterprise in valuable ways."

  • European Conference on Machine Learning and Principles and Practice of Knowledge Discovery in Databases (ECMLPKDD), 19 - 23 September 2016, Riva del Garda, Italy. Call for Participation. The submission deadline for the Industrial Track is 15 April 2016, and for the Demo Track and the Nectar Track is 13 May 2016.

    "The conference provides an international forum for the discussion of the latest high-quality research results in all areas related to machine learning and knowledge discovery in databases and other innovative application domains.Apart from the main conference track the ECMLPKDD conference offers a variety of other tracks tailored to specific interests, such as:

    • Journal Track
    • Demos
    • Nectar Track
    • Industrial Track
    • PhD Forum"
  • 2016 Annual Meeting of the Association for Information Science and Technology, 14 - 18 October 2016, Copenhagen, Denmark. Call for Papers. The submission deadline is 17 April 2016.

    "The Annual Meeting (AM) of the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) is a premier, peer-reviewed international conference that gathers scholars and practitioners from around the globe to share research, innovations, and insights regarding how information and technology mediate the creation and use of knowledge within and across cultures and enhance lives."

  • Workshop on Accessing Cultural Heritage at Scale (ACHS) , 22 - 23 June 2016, Newark, New Jersey, USA. Call for Papers. The submission deadline is 18 April 2016.

    "Our focus is on challenges and opportunities, current and emerging developments in the area of information access via exploration and discovery in large-scale digital libraries and collections, particularly in the cultural heritage domain. We will consider the underlying technologies which enable this access, as well as interaction functionalities, and user evaluations. Our goal is to identify the needs of providers and their users, assess the current state-of-the-art, and to identify challenges and prioritize areas of future research potential."

  • 15th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2016), 17 - 21 October 2016, Kobe, Japan. Call for Papers. The submission deadline for abstracts is 20 April 2016.

    "ISWC is the premier venue for presenting innovative systems and research results related to the Semantic Web and Linked Data, attracting yearly a large number of high quality submissions and participants from both, industry and academia. ISWC brings together researchers from different areas, such as artificial intelligence, databases, natural language processing, information systems, human computer interaction, information retrieval, web science, etc., who investigate, develop and use novel methods and technologies for accessing, interpreting and using information on the Web in a more effective way."

  • Balisage: The Markup Conference 2016, 2 - 5 August 2016, North Bethesda, Maryland, USA. Call for Papers. The submission deadline is 22 April 2016.

    "Balisage is an annual conference devoted to the theory and practice of descriptive markup and related technologies for structuring and managing information."

  • Western Balkan Information Literacy Conference A Call to Action: Information Literacy in the Digital World, 8 - 11 June 2016, Bihac, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Call for Papers. The submission deadline for abstracts is 24 April 2016.

    "As proposed by Paul Zurkowski who is credited with coining the term Information Literacy in 1974, there is a great need to bridge the gap between Academic Information Literacy and the general public's need to be able to navigate what is commonly considered our information overload. Information literacy prepares people for lifelong learning because it enables them to find the information they need for any task or decision at hand. The challenge to achieve information literacy (IL) in this information rich society is vital for lifelong learning and allows us to capitalise on the diverse and often overwhelming range of information choices which we have been confronted with by the power of the Internet."

  • Physical Samples and Digital Libraries, 22 June 2016, Newark, New Jersey, USA. Call for Papers. The submission deadline is 1 May 2016.

    "The First International Physical Samples and Digital Libraries (PSDL 2016) workshop will be held on June 22nd and 23rd in Newark, NJ in conjunction with the JCDL 2016 - ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries....The goal of this workshop is to bring together the community of researchers, curators, and practitioners who are interested in studying the issues involved in the management of samples, sample collections, and sample-based data in the field, in the lab, in repositories, in data systems and scientific publications. The intention is both to assemble the existing community as well as invite those with emerging interests in this area. A secondary goal is to focus the attention of the digital libraries community on the tremendous opportunities for research in this space and for collaborating with researchers in the Earth Sciences."

  • 8th International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Information Retrieval - KDIR 2016, 9 - 11 November 2016, Porto, Portugal. Call for Papers. The submission deadline is 12 May 2016.

    "Knowledge Discovery is an interdisciplinary area focusing upon methodologies for identifying valid, novel, potentially useful and meaningful patterns from data, often based on underlying large data sets. A major aspect of Knowledge Discovery is data mining, i.e. applying data analysis and discovery algorithms that produce a particular enumeration of patterns (or models) over the data. Knowledge Discovery also includes the evaluation of patterns and identification of which add to knowledge. Information retrieval (IR) is concerned with gathering relevant information from unstructured and semantically fuzzy data in texts and other media, searching for information within documents and for metadata about documents, as well as searching relational databases and the Web. Automation of information retrieval enables the reduction of what has been called 'information overload'. Information retrieval can be combined with knowledge discovery to create software tools that empower users of decision support systems to better understand and use the knowledge underlying large data sets."

  • 8th International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Ontology Development - KEOD 2016, 9 - 11 November 2016, Porto, Portugal. Call for Papers. The submission deadline is 12 May 2016.

    "Knowledge Engineering (KE) refers to all technical, scientific and social as-pects involved in building, maintaining and using knowledge-based systems. KE is a multidisciplinary field, bringing in concepts and methods from several computer science domains such as artificial intelligence, databases, expert systems, decision support systems and geographic information systems. Ontology Development (OD) aims at building reusable semantic structures that can be informal vocabularies, catalogs, glossaries as well as more complex finite formal structures representing the entities within a domain and the relationships between those entities. Ontologies, have been gaining interest and acceptance in computational audiences: formal ontologies are a form of software, thus software development methodologies can be adapted to serve ontology development. A wide range of applications is emerging, especially given the current web emphasis, including library science, ontology-enhanced search, e-commerce and business process design."

  • 8th International Conference on Knowledge Management and Information Sharing - KMIS 2016, 9 - 11 November 2016, Porto, Portugal. Call for Papers. The submission deadline is 12 May 2016.

    "Knowledge Management (KM) is a discipline concerned with the analysis and technical support of practices used in an organization to identify, create, represent, distribute and enable the adoption and leveraging of good practices embedded in collaborative settings and, in particular, in organizational processes. Effective knowledge management is an increasingly important source of competitive advantage, and a key to the success of contemporary organizations, bolstering the collective expertise of its employees and partners. Information Sharing (IS) is a term used for a long time in the information technology (IT) lexicon, related to data exchange, communication protocols and technological infrastructures. Although standardization is indeed an essential element for sharing information, IS effectiveness requires going beyond the syntactic nature of IT and delve into the human functions involved in the semantic, pragmatic and social levels of organizational semiotics. The two areas are intertwined as information sharing is the foundation for knowledge management."

  • DC-2016 Metadata Summit, 13 - 16 October 2016, Copenhagen, Denmark. Call for Papers. The submission deadline is 13 May 2016.

    "The Metadata Summit in Copenhagen launches DCMI's 3rd decade and provides a forum for looking forward to new challenges and backward at challenges met and challenges unresolved. 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 Conference and Annual Meeting provide the opportunity for DCMI "citizens" as well as newcomers, students, apprentices, and early career professionals to gather face-to-face to share knowledge and experience."

  • 10th International Conference on Metadata and Semantics Research MTSR 2016, 22 - 25 November 2016, Rome, Italy. Call for Papers. The submission deadline is 15 May 2016.

    "MTSR'16 brings together scholars and practitioners with common interest in the interdisciplinary fields of metadata, data and semantics. The conference provides an opportunity for participants to share knowledge and novel approaches in the implementation of semantic technologies across diverse types of information environments and applications. These include Cultural Informatics, Open Access Repositories and Digital Libraries, E-learning applications, Search Engine Optimization and Information Retrieval, Research Information Systems and Infrastructures, e-Science and e-Social Science applications, Agriculture, Food and Environment, Bio-Health & Medical Information Systems."

  • 10th International Conference on Web Reasoning and Rule Systems 9 - 11 September 2016, Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom. Call for Papers. The submission deadline is 16 May 2016.

    "The International Conference on Web Reasoning and Rule Systems (RR) is a major forum for discussion and dissemination of new results concerning rule-based systems, and their applications in reasoning about web data."

  • The 8th International ACM Conference on Management of Digital EcoSystems (MEDES'16), 1 - 4 November 2016, Biarritz-Anglet-Bayonne, France. Call for Papers. The submission deadline is 20 May 2016.

    "The International Conference on ManagEment of Digital EcoSystems (MEDES) aims to develop and bring together a diverse community from academia, research laboratories and industry interested in exploring the manifold challenges and issues related to resource management of Digital Ecosystems and how current approaches and technologies can be evolved and adapted to this end."

  • Third International Conference on Digital Information Processing, Data Mining, and Wireless Communications (DIPDMWC2016), 6 - 8 July 2016, Moscow, Russia. Call for Papers. Submission is open now till 6 June 2016.

    "A sample of research topics for papers follows. See the website for an extensive list.

    • E-Learning
    • Information Security and Cryptography
    • Data Compression and Watermarking
    • Data Modeling for Cloud-Based Networks
    • Data Mining Techniques
    • Ethics of Data Mining
    • Data Mining and Cloud Computing
    • Network Management
    • Wireless Local Area Networks
    • Digital Right Management and Multimedia Protection"

Goings On

  • Force 2016 Conference, 17 - 19 April 2016, Portland, Oregon.

    "The FORCE2016 Research Communication and e�Scholarship Conference brings together a diverse group of people interested in changing the way in which scholarly and scientific information is communicated and shared. The goal is to maximize efficiency and accessibility. The conference is non�traditional, with all stakeholders coming to the table for open discussion on an even playing field in support of innovation and coordination across perspectives."

  • International Conference on Economics and Business Information, 19 - 20 April 2016, Berlin, Germany.

    "This conference wants to address issues relating to economics and business information. The topics range from content management in a digital age to staff development issues and even strategic development of new services."

  • IS&T Archiving Conference 2016, 19 - 22 April 2016, Washington, DC, USA.

    "The IS&T Archiving Conference brings together an international community of imaging experts and technicians as well as curators, managers, and researchers from libraries, archives, museums, records management repositories, information technology institutions, and commercial enterprises to explore and discuss the field of digitization of cultural heritage and archiving."

  • Third International Conference on Education Technologies and Computers (ICETC2016), 21 - 23 April 2016, Beirut, Lebanon.

    "A sample of conference-invited papers were:

    • Course Design and E-Learning Curriculae
    • Critical Success Factors in Distance Learning�
    • Digital Libraries for E-Learning
    • Distance Education
    • Distance and E-Learning in a Global Context
    • E-Learning Hardware and Software
    • E-Learning Platforms, Portals�
    • E-Learning Success Cases"
  • 8th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - CSEDU 2016, 21 - 23 April 2016, Rome, Italy.

    "CSEDU 2016, the International Conference on Computer Supported Education, aims at becoming a yearly meeting place for presenting and discussing new educational environments, best practices and case studies on innovative technology-based learning strategies, institutional policies on computer supported education including open and distance education, using computers. In particular, the Web is currently a preferred medium for distance learning and the learning practice in this context is usually referred to as e-learning."

  • COMPLEXIS - the 1st International Conference on Complex Information Systems, 22 - 24 April 2016, Rome, Italy.

    "COMPLEXIS - the International Conference on Complex Information Systems, aims at becoming a yearly meeting place for presenting and discussing innovative views on all aspects of Complex Information Systems, in different areas such as Informatics, Telecommunications, Computational Intelligence, Biology, Biomedical Engineering and Social Sciences. Information is pervasive in many areas of human activity - perhaps all - and complexity is a characteristic of current Exabyte-sized, highly connected and hyper dimensional, information systems."

  • 12th International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies - WEBIST, 23 - 25 April 2016, Rome, Italy.

    "The purpose of the 12th International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies (WEBIST) is to bring together researchers, engineers and practitioners interested in the technological advances and business applications of web-based information systems. The conference has five main tracks, covering different aspects of Web Information Systems, including Internet Technology, Web Interfaces and Applications, Society, e-Communities, e-Business, Web Intelligence and Mobile Information Systems."

  • 6th International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science - CLOSER 2016, 23 - 25 April 2016, Rome, Italy.

    "The 6th International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science, CLOSER 2016, focuses on the emerging area of Cloud Computing, inspired by some latest advances that concern the infrastructure, operations, and available services through the global network. Further, the conference considers as essential the link to Services Science, acknowledging the service-orientation in most current IT-driven collaborations."

  • Ireland International Conference on Education (IICE-2016), 25 - 28 April 2016, Dublin, Ireland.

    "The purpose of the 18th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems (ICEIS) is to bring together researchers, engineers and practitioners interested in the advances and business applications of information systems. Six simultaneous tracks will be held, covering different aspects of Enterprise Information Systems Applications, including Enterprise Database Technology, Systems Integration, Artificial Intelligence, Decision Support Systems, Information Systems Analysis and Specification, Internet Computing, Electronic Commerce, Human Factors and Enterprise Architecture."

  • 18th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - ICEIS 2016, 25 - 28 April 2016, Rome, Italy.

    "The International Conference on Geographical Information Systems Theory, Applications and Management aims at creating a meeting point of researchers and practitioners that address new challenges in geo-spatial data sensing, observation, representation, processing, visualization, sharing and managing, in all aspects concerning both information communication and technologies (ICT) as well as management information systems and knowledge-based systems."

  • 2nd International Conference on Geographical Information Systems Theory, Applications and Management - GISTAM 2016, 26 - 27 April 2016, Rome, Italy.

    "The International Conference on Geographical Information Systems Theory, Applications and Management aims at creating a meeting point of researchers and practitioners that address new challenges in geo-spatial data sensing, observation, representation, processing, visualization, sharing and managing, in all aspects concerning both information communication and technologies (ICT) as well as management information systems and knowledge-based systems."

  • AIIM Annual Conference, 26 - 28 April 2016, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.

    "We are at a unique moment in time. During the next 3-5 years, the accumulated impact of geometric improvements in technology will force organizations to transform or risk irrelevancy. In these chaotic and disruptive times, information is your most important asset. Learn the skills needed to manage it at The AIIM Conference 2016."

  • 11th International Conference on Evaluation of Novel Approaches to Software Engineering - ENASE 2016, 27 - 28 April 2016, Rome, Italy.

    "The mission of ENASE (Evaluation of Novel Approaches to Software Engineering) is to be a prime international forum to discuss and publish research findings and IT industry experiences with relation to the evaluation of novel approaches to software engineering. The conference acknowledges necessary changes in systems and software thinking due to contemporary shifts of computing paradigm to e-services, cloud computing, mobile connectivity, business processes, and societal participation."

  • NISO Training Thursday: Making Assessment Work - Using ORCIDs to Improve Your Institutional Assessments, 28 April 2016, 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. (U.S. Eastern Time).

    "Addressing a data management plan for the first time can be an intimidating exercise. Join NISO for a hands-on workshop that will guide you through the elements of creating a data management plan, including gathering necessary information, identifying needed resources, and navigating potential pitfalls. Participants explore the important components of a data management plan and critique excerpts of sample plans provided by the instructors."

  • International Conference on Big Data, 3 - 5 May 2016, Alicante, Spain.

    "This conference brings together scientific experts on Computer Science, Statistics and Economics as well as other professionals offering solutions to secure current data management from the perspective of Big Data, Data Mining and predictive classical Statistics. From these disciplines all stages of the Data Management process are addressed: data collection, integration, storage, pre-processing, analysis and visualization."

  • 2016 Research Data Access and Preservation Summit, 4 - 6 May 2016, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

    "The Summit is relevant to the interests and needs of data managers and curators, librarians who work with research data, and researchers and data scientists. A wide range of disciplines from the life sciences, physical sciences, social sciences, and humanities will be represented. The Summit will bring together practitioners and researchers from academic institutions, data centers, funding agencies, and industry."

  • IA SUMMIT 2016:A Broader Panarama, 4 - 8 May 2016, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

    "Information Architects are part of an ever-growing landscape of roles responsible for structuring information spaces. As technology evolves, so must the practice of Information Architecture.At the 2016 IA Summit, we'll gather a diverse collection of voices from within the discipline and beyond to address the continued evolution of our practices."

  • 2nd International Conference on Information Management (ICIM2016), 7 - 8 May 2016, London, United Kingdom.

    "The main purpose of ICIM2016 is to provide an international platform for presenting and publishing the latest scientific research outcomes related to the topics of information Management and information system applications. This conference offers good opportunities for the delegates to exchange new ideas, and to establish research and/or business links, as well as to build global partnership for potential collaboration."

  • 4th International Workshop on Collaborative Online Organizations, 9 - 13 May 2016, Singapore.

    "This workshop will reflect the impacts of social network proliferation and start of agent systems that exploit and explore opportunities heralded by the social media and ever faster pace of interconnectivity. Agents must multitask. Beyond performing their design tasks, they must be aware of the social climate of their environment. They must account for interactions with other agents and humans so as to perform social acts in order to complement their physical and speech acts."

  • NISO Webinar: Supporting Research On Your Campus, 11 May 2016, 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. (US Eastern Time).

    "Libraries serve as important conduits of research. Not only is research about previous activities important, libraries also support ongoing research activities, through the provision of information resources, repository activities, and skill in information management to research teams. In providing these services, academic libraries support the overall research mission of many institutions. They also make the library more visible and valued among its community. This webinar will highlight some successful libraries that have integrated their services into the research activities in their institutions. Speakers will describe ways that they support researchers beyond traditional library services, and how they have become more engaged in the research activities, though tools, data, resources, or skills."

  • Personal Digital Archiving 2016, 12 - 14 May 2016, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.

    "Participants in this program will enjoy lectures and tours related to librarianship in a country that deals with a history of monarchy, empire, Communism, and the meeting of east and west. Participants experience firsthand how the democratization of the Czech Republic, formerly a communist state, has affected the accessibility of information, in both print and electronic forms."

  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill SILS summer seminar to Prague, 15 - 28 May 2016, Prague, Czech Republic.

    "This two-week summer seminar offers an opportunity to gain an in-depth view of libraries and librarianship in Great Britain. Lectures and site visits will be arranged by the faculty of University College London's (UCL's) Department of Information Studies, the largest and one of the most highly ranked LIS Schools in the United Kingdom. The seminar includes tours of libraries and cultural heritage institutions in England, and is open to all students and professionals, not just students at UNC's School of Information and Library Science (SILS)."

  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill SILS summer seminar to London, 15 - 28 May 2016, London, United Kingdom.

    "This two-week summer seminar offers an opportunity to gain an in-depth view of libraries and librarianship in Great Britain. Lectures and site visits will be arranged by the faculty of University College London's (UCL's) Department of Information Studies, the largest and one of the most highly ranked LIS Schools in the United Kingdom. The seminar includes tours of libraries and cultural heritage institutions in England, and is�open to all students and professionals, not just students at UNC's School of Information and Library Science�(SILS)."

  • Sixth International m-libraries conference: Smart Libraries: Re-inventing libraries for a changing world, 16 - 19 May 2016, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom.

    "The use of mobile devices has become so ubiquitous that the m-libraries conference has gradually adapted its focus to address new challenges. This time we consider 'Smart Libraries' as the overall theme of the conference. What services, technologies and staff skills will be required for libraries to evolve and meet the needs of Smart societies and Smart users?"

  • PASTEUR4OA/Final Conference: Green Light for Open Access: Aligning Europe's OA Policies, 17 - 18 May 2016, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

    "The conference will provide the perfect venue to discuss the overall OA landscape and the achievements of the project, along with experts, funders, research institutions and policy makers from across Europe. Through a programme of keynote speeches, expert talks and panel discussions, participants will gain an overview of current and upcoming developments in the OA sphere."

  • Library Publishing Forum 2016, 17 - 19 May 2016, Denton, Texas, USA.

    "The Library Publishing Forum brings together representatives from libraries engaged in (or considering) publishing initiatives to define and address major questions and challenges; to identify and document collaborative opportunities; to strengthen and promote this community of practice; and to advance this vibrant subfield of academic publishing."

  • Thinking Together: Create, Share, Preserve and Access, 18 - 20 May 2016, Beirut, Lebanon.

    "Living in a time of relentless change and confronted with new information and knowledge in different -- and sometimes challenging forms -- librarians must come together to think of innovative ways to face immense challenges. This is compounded with the rise of digital and social media tools, creating a complex, multifaceted information environment which is in a state of constant metamorphosis. In keeping with the overall theme, papers in the Conference will focus on how librarians respond to these challenges to act as agents of transformation and development with their knowledge, skills and attitude."

  • 22nd INFORUM Conference on Professional Information Resources INFORUM 2016, 24 - 25 May 2016, Prague, Czech Republic.

    "The conference deals with professional electronic information resources for research, development, education and business purposes. The conference is internationally-attended – since 2003 the original territorial focus on the Czech Republic and Slovakia has been expanded to the other Central and Eastern European countries and it has become the main event in this field in the region. The conference is attended especially by information professionals from academic, special and public libraries, private corporations and state agencies, IT managers, university teachers and students."

  • 2016 Universal Technology Management Conference (UTMC), 26 - 28 May 2016, Bemidji, Minnesota, USA.

    "The conference welcomed papers on the following (but not limited to) research topics (see web site for full list):

    • Information and Data Management
    • Information Content Security
    • Ubiquitous Computing, Services and Applications
    • Web Services Security
    • Information Ethics
    • Quality of Service, Scalability and Performance
    • Computer Security
    • Data Mining
    • Cloud Computing
    • Access Control"
  • European Semantic Web Conference - ESWC 2016, 29 May - 2 June 2016, Anissaras, Crete, Greece.

    "The goal of the Semantic Web is to create a Web of knowledge and services in which the semantics of content is made explicit and content is linked to both other content and services novel applications allowing to combine content from heterogeneous sites in unforeseen ways and support enhanced matching between users needs and content."

Deadline Reminders

  • Taxonomy Boot Camp 2016, 14 - 15 November 2016, Washington, DC. Call for Papers. The submission deadline is 28 March 2016.

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