New from the National Academy Press, Publisher for the National Academies.
Several new publications are available from the National Academy Press and can be read online free of charge at the publisher's web site, nap.edu. Books and reports can also be ordered in hard copy from the web site at discounted prices. Of possible interest to D-Lib readers are the following:
Building a National Strategy for Preservation: Issues in Digital Media Archiving, commissioned for and sponsored by the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program, Library of Congress, April 2002, Copublished by the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR), ISBN 1-887334-91-2, $20.00 in paper format.
This report is available in full text in both HTML and PDF formats at the CLIR web site. The following abstract is provided at the CLIR site:
"In December 2000, the U.S. Congress appropriated funds to the Library of Congress (LC) to spearhead an effort to develop a national strategy for the preservation of digital information. Understanding that the task cannot be accomplished by any one organization, Congress wrote into the appropriations language a requirement that LC work with other federal, scholarly, and nonprofit organizations to discuss the problem and produce a plan."
"The staff of the Library of Congress immediately scheduled a series of conversations with representatives from the technology, business, entertainment, academic, legal, archival, and library communities. LC asked the Council on Library and Information Resources to commission background papers for these sessions and to summarize the meetings. The resulting papers, along with an integrative essay by Amy Friedlander, are presented in this document."
The HTML version of the report is at <http://www.clir.org/pubs/reports/pub106/contents.html>.
The Resource Discovery Network: evaluation report, Patricia Coleman and Lin Amber, University of Bristol Information Services, April 2002.
This report provides quantitative and qualitative data gathered through interviews, focus groups, and questionnaires. In addition to reporting the accomplishments of the Resource Discovery Network, suggestions for future provision of services are listed.
The 74-page report is available online in PDF format at <http://www.rdn.ac.uk/publications/evaluation/evalreport02.pdf>.
Trusted Digital Repositories: Attributes and Responsibilities, an RLG-OCLC Report, May 2002, RLG, Inc.
The following description of this report is from a May 7, 2002, press release from RLG:
"This report is primarily intended for cultural institutions such as libraries, archives, museums, and scholarly publishers and is specifically aimed at those with traditional or legal responsibilities for the preservation of cultural heritage. It is written to aid senior administrators as well as those implementing digital archiving services."
"Following a short historical introduction, the report presents a brief definition of 'trusted digital repositories,' provides some examples of the circumstances in which institutions are undertaking their creation, and speaks to the nature and achievement of trust. It addresses the seven attributes such repositories must have and discusses requisite responsibilities at both the higher organizational/curatorial level and the operational level. Finally, the report looks at how repositories can be certified and summarizes seven key recommendations."
"An appendix to the RLG-OCLC report provides technical overviews of the 'Reference Model for an Open Archival Information System' (OAIS) - a common framework for describing and comparing architectures and operations of digital archives. (Compliance with this model is a defining attribute of a trusted digital repository. In January 2002 RLG established an OAIS resources page and discussion list at its Web site to assist implementers.) An operational responsibilities checklist, a glossary, and selected additional resources round out the report."
The PDF version of the report is at <http://www.rlg.org/longterm/repositories.pdf>.
"No Going Back?" The final report of the Effective Records Management Project, James Currall, Claire E. Johnson, Pete Johnston, Michael S. Moss, and Lesley M. Richmond, ISBN 8-5261-759-3.
This final report is from a project funded under the JISC Technology Applications Programme (JTAP). The project was a two-year initiative based within the University of Glasgow Archives and Business Records.
From the Executive Summary: "This report covers both project methodology and exploration of underlying intellectual issues of improved information management in the digital order."
The report is available in PDF format at <http://www.gla.ac.uk/InfoStrat/ERM/Docs/ERM-Final.pdf>.
Electronic Textbook Design Guidelines, Ruth Wilson and Monica Landoni, Computer and Information Science Department, University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom, 28 March 2002.
The following is from the Introduction to the Guidelines:
"The need for best practice guidelines for the design of electronic textbooks arose from the growing availability of learning and teaching material for Higher Education in electronic format, to which students are increasingly turning as a first port of call when seeking material to support their studies. With initiatives such as the National Grid for Learning and The People's Network improving the flow of online material, it is timely to pay attention to the internal design of the resources themselves so that, once accessed, the required data can be retrieved as quickly and easily as possible."
"Several other sets of guidelines exist for designing electronic resources (e.g. Jakob Nielsen's Designing Web Usability and Peter Muller's Writing Hypertext Books). EBONI's Electronic Textbook Design Guidelines, however, provide advice on preparing material for a specific audience of academics and students in Higher Education, and incorporate this audience's special requirements...The on-screen design guidelines are primarily intended to be applied to books published on the Web, but the principles will be relevant to ebooks of all descriptions and, in certain cases (e.g. Guideline 16: Provide bookmarking, highlighting and annotating functions), it is possible that only commercial ebook software companies will have the resources to comply at their disposal. They simply reflect the results of our user evaluations, and it is recognised that they will be implemented at different levels by different content developers."
Electronic Textbook Design Guidelines is available online at <http://ebooks.strath.ac.uk/eboni/guidelines/index.html>.
OAIster Online Survey Report, Kat Hagedorn, University of Michigan.
Kat Hagedorn, OAIster Librarian at the University of Michigan has announced the availability of a summary report based on a recent online OAIster survey. The survey was designed "to reveal how people use digital resources and what resources they're interested in." The report, based on 591 responses to the survey, is expected to help in the development of the OAIster service.
The OAIster survey report is at <http://oaister.umdl.umich.edu/surveyreport.html>.
Report on the Cedars Final Workshop, Michael Day and Maggie Jones, April 2002.
The following is from the Executive Summary to the report:
"The Cedars (CURL Exemplars in Digital Archives) Project came to an end in March 2002, after four years. The final Cedars Workshop, held in Manchester on 25-26 February 2002, provided an opportunity for the 70 invited delegates to learn what the project has delivered during its existence; what other key digital preservation developments have occurred during the life of the project; and to contribute to a discussion and debate about what has been learnt and what should happen next. The day and a half was divided into five sessions, each one focussing on a particular aspect of the work of Cedars. These were:
"Each session began with a presentation on the work of Cedars, followed by a presentation on the bigger picture. The active participation of publishers in the workshop programme was welcomed and presentations were made on the perspective of publishers in the sessions on 'Metadata' and 'Copyright, Licensing and Archiving,' in recognition of the overlapping interests between libraries and publishers in these areas."
For more information, please see the workshop report at <http://www.leeds.ac.uk/cedars/pubconf/umist/finalWorkshopRep.html>.
"Building Digital Communities: Web-Wise 2002", First Monday, Volume 7, Number 5 May 6, 2002.
This issue of First Monday publishes papers from the Third Annual Conference on Libraries and Museums in the Digital World. The conference was sponsored by the U.S. Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and Johns Hopkins University and was held March 20 - 22, 2002, in Baltimore, Maryland.
The table of contents for the May 2002 issue of First Monday may be found at <http://firstmonday.org/issues/issue7_5/>.
Three New Open Access Online Periodicals Available
Three new online periodicals have been announced that may be of interest to D-Lib readers. They include:
Point to Point
The British Columbia Digital Library, sponsored and hosted by the British Columbia Community Networks Association.
The British Columbia Digital Library maintains lists of links organized under several subject headings. The Library's goals include: serving as "a guide to digital library collections in British Columbia and around the world"; producing "digital content of works published in British Columbia"; and providing "a digital content shelving (storage) facility for existing digital works on British Columbia".
One category of links of potential interest to D-Lib readers is that of "Digital Library Directories, Guides, Portals, and Search Engines" <http://bcdlib.tc.ca/guides.html>.
The British Columbia Digital Library is located at <http://bcdlib.tc.ca/index.html>.
New Horizons in Scholarly Communications, a web site maintained by the Librarians Association of the University of California.
"'New Horizons in Scholarly Communication' highlights trends affecting the process of creating, disseminating, retrieving, and using information for instruction and research at the university level...by identifying sources covering all aspects of scholarly communication which are of concern to faculty, instructors, researchers, students, and staff."
Links to information about publications, projects, conferences, etc. are organized under the following headings:
Entries added to the site within the past 30 days are listed under "What's New".
The "New Horizons in Scholarly Communication" web site is at <http://libweb.ucsc.edu/scomm/>.
Version 42, Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography, by Charles W. Bailey, Jr., April 2002.
Charles W. Bailey, Jr., Assistant Dean for Systems, University Libraries, University of Houston, has announced the availability of Version 42 of his periodical bibliography. The selective bibliography presents over 1,550 articles, books, electronic documents, and other sources and is focused on scholarly electronic publishing efforts on the Internet and other networks. In the bibliography, Bailey provides links to sources listed, where available. The bibliography is located at <http://info.lib.uh.edu/sepb/sepb.html>. It is available in HTML, PDF, and Microsoft Word formats.
CyberStacks(sm) Gerry McKiernan, Iowa State University.
This web site provides a "centralized, integrated and unified collection of significant World Wide Web (WWW) and other Internet resources using the Library of Congress classification scheme....The majority of resources incorporated within its collection are monographic or serial works, files, databases or search services."
The CyberStacks(sm) web site is at <http://www.public.iastate.edu/~CYBERSTACKS/>.
Calls for Participation
Cross Language Information Retrieval: A Research Roadmap, Workshop at SIGIR-2002: 22nd Internationl Conference On Research And Development in Information Retrieval, 15 August 2002, Tampere Finland. Call for Papers. The submission deadline for electronic submission of papers is 24 May 2002.
Cross-Language Information Retrieval (CLIR) has been a research subfield for more than a decade now. The field has sparked three major evaluation efforts: the Cross-Language Evaluation Forum (CLEF) covering many European languages, the NTCIR Asian Language Evaluation (covering Chinese, Japanese and Korean), and the TREC Cross Language Track which currently focuses on the Arabic language. This workshop proposes to review and assess the progress that has been made and to prepare a roadmap for the next five years of research and development. Presentations will summarize the major techniques and accomplishments of the field (e.g. utilization of corpus, dictionary, and machine translation techniques for crossing language barriers, strategies for sense disambiguation and query expansion) and position papers will argue the directions the research should go in the next half decade. The expectation is to develop a step-by-step, year-by-year roadmap of research to be undertaken, with each year addressing progressively more difficult goals and expected accomplishments. Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:
Two kinds of papers are sought: Short position papers (maximum 4 pages) which focus on particular areas and argue a vision of future research in the area. We will accept as many of these as can be fit into the workshop schedule. Longer research scope papers, invited based upon short papers (up to 10 pages) which provide depth and background as well as a research vision; these papers will be reviewed and a limited number selected for presentation at the workshop.
Fredric C. Gey
University of California, Berkeley
National Institute of Informatics
13th ASIS&T SIG/CR Workshop, Reconceptualizing Classification Research, ASIS&T 2002 Annual Meeting, 17 November 2002, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Call for Papers. The submission deadline for full papers is 15 July 2002.
"This year�s workshop is a departure from those of previous years. We feel that instead of presenting and discussing current work, perhaps it is a good time to step back and take a more reflective view. Thus, the aim of this year�s workshop will be to identify and articulate research questions and research agendas that could form the core of classification research in the next decade. The underlying assumption is that this is an exciting time for classification research, but that the classification-research community needs to revisit the current state of knowledge in order to identify potentially productive directions for future research and future collaborations with other areas of information science. In short, we need to ask ourselves, where are we now, and what needs to be done? The outcomes of this workshop could be the formation of a committee or several subcommittees focused on specific areas, recommendations for future directions, or a joint paper on the status and future of classification research. Anyone with an interest in helping to shape the future of classification research is encouraged to participate in the workshop."
For additional information, please see <http://www.ischool.washington.edu/mai/sigcr/cfp.htm>.
ASIS&T 2002 International Paper Contest on International Digital Libraries and Information Science & Technology Advances in Developing Countries, for the 2002 Annual Meeting, 18 - 21 November 2002, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Call for Contest Papers. The submission deadline for full papers is 31 July 2002.
"The theme of the paper is Knowledge, Connections and Communities: the developing world perspective. The paper topic could be at the country or regional level. Papers could discuss issues, policies and case studies on specific aspects of this theme, such as, but not limited to:
Six winners will be selected by a panel of judges. "The prize for each winner is a two-year individual membership in ASIST. In the case of multiple authors, the principal author will be awarded the ASIST membership."
Information for Authors:
For complete information, please see <http://www.asis.org/paper_contest.html>.
Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian, San Diego State University, San Diego, California, USA. Call for Manuscripts. The submission deadline for the coming issue is 1 August 2002.
"This landmark, peer-reviewed journal publishes articles on all aspects of behavioral and social sciences information, with emphasis on librarians, libraries, and the users of social science information in libraries and information centers. No other journal covers the field, and no other journal attempts to reach both the professional information specialist and the scholar."
"The professional disciplines that are specifically targeted for inclusion in this influential journal include the core fields of anthropology, sociology, economics, psychology, education, political science, and those parts of history relying on social scientific methods and approaches�language and area studies and the study of special populations, such as Latin American studies, ethnic studies, and women�s studies." It also "includes the more applied fields in the social sciences, among them business, public administration, social work, criminal justice, and psychosocial approaches to health care. If it deals with human social life and behavior and is focused on information, it is relevant."
For additional information, please see <http://www-rohan.sdsu.edu/~mstover/bssl.htm>.
Central Asia-2002 International Conference, Internet and Libraries - Information Resources in Science, Culture Education and Business, 14 - 18 October 2002, Bukhara, Uzbekistan. Call for Papers. The submission deadline for full papers is 1 September 2002.
"The Conference Objective is to raise the activity of libraries, library associations and other organizations for effective cooperation in developing of use of Internet and electronic information resources in science, education, culture and business. The Overall Aims of conference are:
The languages of the conference are Uzbek, English and Russian.
"The following topics for presentations and discussions are envisaged:
For additional information, please see <http://ula.uzsci.net/index-en.htm> (and wait for the conference window to automatically pop up).
PORTALS 2002: An Institutional Imperative, 1 July 2002, Nottingham, United Kingdom.
Portals 2002 is a "one day conference for senior managers in Post 16/Higher Education, jointly hosted by the University of Nottingham and JISC."
"Increasingly institutions are coming to realise the need to provide an integrated gateway through to disparate services and content. Web sites have become difficult to maintain, with out of date material, and struggle to serve the needs of the many classes of user: student, staff, alumni, visitor, applicant etc...Many institutions having adopted a 'best of breed' strategy will have purchased systems from a variety of vendors. Thus the finance system, student records, timetabling, library, virtual learning environment and content management system will have issues of compatibility not only at the backend in sharing data, but also in the interface they present to the user."
"Portals promise the capability to allow for personalised views onto an institution, based on what is known about the user, and incorporating their own preferences. They present a seamless interface, which allows for diversity in the underlying systems and services, but prevents confusion. They can dramatically improve information flows, and act as a personal information manager, where the news items, announcements or appointments that are important for the user are shown in a single space, without being drowned in material that is for a more general audience."
"This conference presents an opportunity for institutions to share their experience and expectations in adopting portals."
For additional information, please see <http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/portals2002/>.
2002 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP 2002), 6 - 7 July 2002, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
"EMNLP 2002 is hosted by SIGDAT (ACL's special interest group for linguistic data and corpus-based approaches to NLP) and the Association for Computational Linguistics and immediately precedes ACL's 40th Anniversary Meeting (ACL)."
Following up last year's focus on analyzing the current Successes and Challenges in the corpus-based methods, this year SIGDAT has encouraged submissions on the theme The Next Big Thing in Data-driven NLP. SIGDAT has called for "papers from academia, government, and industry on all areas of traditional interest to the SIGDAT community and aligned fields, including but not limited to:
SIGDAT has solicited "papers that describe attempts to substantially and radically deviate from current practice of simple adaptations of existing and usually well-studied methods. All directions of a venture to a territory previously unknown (or once abandoned for one reason or another) to NLP are welcome, such as but not limited to:
For additional information, please see <http://ufal.ms.mff.cuni.cz/~hajic/emnlp02/>.
AUSWEB02, 6 - 10 July 2002, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia.
"Since its inception in 1995, AusWeb has been [a] primary forum for both industry and academics within Australia to discuss the rapidly evolving technologies and usage of the Web. It provides an informal and supportive environment, with the programme being designed to facilitate open discussion and debate."
The four conference tracks cover:
Full papers are designed to allow the presentation of completed research projects, reports on industry investigations and case histories.
For additional information, please see <http://ausweb.scu.edu.au/>.
2nd DELOS International Summer School on Digital Library Technologies (ISDL 2002), 8 - 12 July 2002, Pisa, Italy.
"This year the school will focus on Digital Library applications, i.e., the exploitation of Digital Library technologies in several application domains. The lecturers of the School will be leading researchers in the Digital Library field, both from the US and from Europe. Each lecture will be devoted to a presentation of a Digital Library application in a specific application domain. An introductory lecture on Digital Libraries will also be given."
"The DELOS Network of Excellence is an initiative funded by the fifth Framework Program of the European Commission, within the Key Action on Multimedia Contents and Tools of the Information Society Technologies."
"The main purpose of the school is to foster research and understanding in the fundamental technologies underlying the Digital Libraries field. It is directed towards members of the research community in the wide sense, that is, graduate students and young researchers and professionals involved in R&D in DL-related areas. Ideally, the participants should represent both the computer science community, the industrial communities (electronic publishing, broadcasting, software industry, etc.) and the user communities interested in Digital Libraries technologies (libraries, archives, museums). No qualifications or prerequisites are necessary. However, we recommend that participants have a basic knowledge of information and database management, together with Internet and Web applications."
"The one-week intensive course will consist of nine half-day lectures and one half-day dedicated to BOF (Birds of a Feather) sessions, i.e. discussions in smaller groups on specific topics of common interest, with the participation of the lecturers."
For additional information, please see <http://delos-noe.iei.pi.cnr.it/activities/trainingforum/SummerSchool/school2002.html>.
Digital Library -- IT Opportunities and Challenges in the New Millennium, An International Conference, 9 - 11 July 2002, Beijing, China.
"The rapid advancement of IT and network technology made it possible for people to produce, access, and disseminate information and knowledge through the computer networks. Traditional publishers, information intermediaries, and users of books, magazines, and other publications have started to re-invent and re-position themselves in the broader and the more ubiquitous Digital Library (DL) arena. [Sponsored by the Chinese Ministry of Culture,] this event is being organized and coordinated by the National Library of China and the Office of the China Digital Library Project (CDLP). As an international conference, we wish to promote and exchange research in advanced technologies, concepts, and practices for the development of DL around the world. In order to encourage international collaboration and cooperation, we invite DL researchers and practitioners to submit research and practice articles."
The conference theme is "promotion of international exchanges and cooperation for the sustainable research and development of digital libraries" and topics include:
For additional information, please see <http://www.nlc.gov.cn/dloc/>.
Digital Cultural Heritage IV: Networked Virtual Museums and Memory Institutions, Media Studies and Information Science, 10 -13 July 2002, Maastricht, The Netherlands.
"All over the world, the titles and contents of the great libraries, museums and art galleries are becoming available on-line. While interoperable, technological standards are emerging, problems of interoperable applications, tools, interfaces and usability remain."
"The Maastricht McLuhan Institute was set up to study and develop methods for knowledge organisation and knowledge management in a digital, distributed, multimedia world. The aim of the MMI is to create comprehensive strategies for searching, structuring, using and presenting digital resources more coherently and efficiently; to integrate past knowledge and to produce ordered knowledge that leads to new understanding and insights."
"This year's seminar focuses on recent developments concerning virtual and imaginary museums. In the early 1990's virtual museums typically entailed images of a few paintings in the context of a Quick Time reconstruction of museum rooms. In the meantime the size of scanned images typically ranges from 30MB to 3 Gigabytes. Reconstructions include not only cultural objects and museums but archaeological sites, sections of cities which in rare cases are linked with satellite photographs of entire territories. The advent of augmented reality allows a superposition of such models on real landscapes. New interactive techniques are leading to new links between the museum world, video games, interactive public games and even films. Networked websites and new broadband networks for education and tourism are being discussed."
For additional information, please see <http://www.amsu.edu/courses/media/media12002.htm>.
CATaC'02 - The Net(s) of Power: Language, Culture and Technology, International Conference on Cultural Attitudes towards Technology and Communication, 12 - 15 July 2002, Montréal, Canada.
"The powers of the Nets can be construed in many ways - political, economic, and social. Power can also be construed in terms of Foucault's 'positive power' and Bourdieu's notion of 'cultural capital' - decentered forms of power that encourage 'voluntary' submission, such as English as a lingua franca on the Net. Similarly, Hofstede's category of 'power distance' points to the role of status in encouraging technology diffusion, as low-status persons seek to emulate high-status persons. Through these diverse forms of power, the language(s) and media of the Net may reshape the cultural assumptions of its globally-distributed users - thus raising the dangers of 'computer-mediated colonisation' ('Disneyfication' - a la Cees Hamelink)."
"This biennial conference series aims to provide an international forum for the presentation and discussion of cutting-edge research on how diverse cultural attitudes shape the implementation and use of information and communication technologies. The conference series brings together scholars from around the globe who provide diverse perspectives, both in terms of the specific culture(s) they highlight in their presentations and discussions, and in terms of the discipline(s) through which they approach the conference theme.quot;
"Original full papers (especially those which connect theoretical frameworks with specific examples of cultural values, practices, etc.) and short papers (e.g. describing current research projects and preliminary results)" were invited. Papers were asked to "articulate the connections between specific cultural values as well as current and/or possible future communicative practices involving information and communication technologies." Papers were sought to "help readers, researchers, and practitioners of computer-mediated communication - especially in the service of 'electronic democracy' - better understand the role of diverse cultural attitudes as hindering and/or furthering the implementation of global computer communications systems."
Topics of particular interested included but were not limited to:
For additional information, please see <http://www.it.murdoch.edu.au/~sudweeks/catac02/>.
SCI 2002: The 6th World Multiconference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics, 14 - 18 July 2002, Orlando, Florida, USA.
"SCI 2002 is an international forum for scientists and engineers, researchers and, consultants, theoreticians and practitioners in the fields of Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics. It is a forum for focusing into specific disciplinary research, as well as for multi-, inter- and trans-disciplinary studies and projects. One of its aims is to relate disciplines fostering analogical thinking and, hence, producing input to the logical thinking."
"The purpose of SCI 2002 is to promote discussion and interaction between researchers and practitioners focused on disciplines as well as different areas. We are particularly interested in fostering the exchange of concepts, prototypes, research ideas, and other results which could contribute to the academic arena and also benefit business and the industrial community."
"SCI/ISAS Conferences started in Baden-Baden, Germany, in 1995. From then on, they have grown from 55 papers to 1,859 papers in Orlando SCI 2001/ISAS 2001. Nowadays, the conference has become an international forum where researchers and practitioners examine Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics key issues. Participants from academies, governments, and industries share ideas and experiences among different disciplines."
For further information, please see <http://www.iiis.org/sci2002/>.
JCDL 2002, ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries, 14 - 18 July 2002, Portland, Oregon, USA.
"The Joint Conference on Digital Libraries is a major international forum focusing on digital libraries and associated technical, practical, and social issues. JCDL encompasses the many meanings of the term 'digital libraries', including (but not limited to):
"Digital libraries are distinguished from information retrieval systems because they include more types of media, provide additional functionality and services, and include other stages of the information life cycle, from creation through use. Digital libraries can be viewed as a new form of information institution or as an extension of the services libraries currently provide."
"The intended community for this conference includes those interested in aspects of digital libraries such as:
Participation was sought from "all parts of the world and from the full range of disciplines and professions involved in digital library research and practice, including computer science, information science, librarianship, archival science and practice, museum studies and practice, technology, medicine, social sciences, and humanities. All domains -- academe, government, industry, and others -- [have been] encourage[d] to participate as presenters or attendees."
For further information, please see <http://www.ohsu.edu/jcdl/>.
"Digital libraries have great potential to help people organize, access and share information in powerful ways. However, the cost for the user is a huge learning curve, and most existing libraries do not provide sufficient or appropriate feedback and guidance to users to enable them to acquire expertise appropriately rapidly and easily. This workshop intends to bring together researchers from a variety of disciplines to share insights, methods and findings about usability and user acceptance of digital libraries. Possible topics include:
For further information, please see <http://www.cs.mdx.ac.uk/ridl/jcdl02.html>.
Second International Workshop on Visual Interfaces to Digital Libraries, a workshop at JCDL 2002, 18 July 2002, Portland, Oregon, USA.
The primary aim of the workshop is to "raise the awareness of several interconnected fields of research related to the design and use of visual interfaces to digital libraries, especially in information visualization, human-computer interaction, and cognitive psychology. This workshop also aims to stimulate participants to reflect on the state of the art in their own fields by identifying challenging issues concerning visual interfaces and thereby fostering a multidisciplinary research agenda for future research and development."
The objectives of the workshop are:
"The workshop is suitable for researchers, practitioners, software developers/vendors, and graduate students in the areas of information visualization, digital libraries, human-computer interaction, library and information science, and computer science."
For further information, please see <http://vw.indiana.edu/visual02/jcdl.html>.
Document Search Interface Design and Intelligent Access in Large-scale Collections, a workshop at JCDL 2002, 18 July 2002, Portland, Oregon.
The workshop goal is to "attract cutting-edge research that concentrates on advanced search query interface design and intelligent searching techniques to improve access to large and heterogeneous document collections. It is also our aim to attract research that concentrates on the methodology of interface design and the software implementation process. The workshop will provide a forum for interaction among academicians, industrial researchers, and practitioners interested in developing improved interfaces to digital libraries or large-scale document collections."
The workshop objectives are:
The expected audience of this workshop is "researchers and practitioners with expertise and interest in user interfaces, intelligent access, human-computer interaction, and interface design methodologies."
For further information, please see <http://lair.indiana.edu/jcdlwsui.html>.
Developing Digital Libraries Education and Training Programs, a workshop at JCDL 2002, 18 July 2002, Portland, Oregon, USA.
"Gaining education and training in the field of Digital Libraries is a difficult prospect. Relevant courses and experiences are usually scattered among different programs and institutions. Often, course content does not include the necessary mix of the theoretical and practical treatment. The workshop is aimed at developers, researchers, educators, and administrators interested in educational programs for training next generation of digital library professionals - both information technologists and librarians...The anticipated audience is educators and professionals interested in programs for educating next generation digital librarians."
The workshop objectives are:
For further information, please see <http://lair.indiana.edu/jcdlwsdledu.html>.
The Challenge of Image and Video Retrieval (CIVR 2002), 18 - 19 July 2002, London, United Kingdom.
"Image and video storage and retrieval continues to be one of the most exciting and fastest-growing research areas in the field of multimedia technology. However, opportunities within the UK for the exchange of ideas between different groups of researchers, and between researchers and potential users of image retrieval systems, are still limited. The Challenge of Image Retrieval series of conferences was originally set up to bridge the gap between the different communities with an interest in image retrieval."
"This conference, the fourth in the series, aims to provide a European-wide forum for the discussion of challenges in the fields of image and video retrieval. A unique feature of this conference is the high level of participation from practitioners."
In addition to security and rights management pertaining to visual data, papers were sought on:
For additional information, please see <http://www.civr2002.org/>.
CoLIS4, The Fourth International Conference on Conceptions of Library and Information Science: Emerging Frameworks and Methods, 21 - 25 July 2002, Seattle, Washington, USA.
"Library and Information Science is closely associated with a variety of other disciplines and its practice employs technologies that are changing rapidly. It is of utmost importance, therefore, to develop a solid basis of conceptual frameworks and methods in this area...Recent technological developments have accentuated contemporary conceptions of the Library and Information field as an intersection of information, technology, people and society. These emerging conceptions draw attention to the ongoing need for discourse about the character and definition of key concepts in Library and Information Science."
CoLIS4 is the "fourth in this series of international conferences aiming to provide a broad forum for critically exploring and analyzing library and information science as a discipline and as a field of research from historical, theoretical, and empirical perspectives." CoLIS4 centers on LIS themes as they are reflected in emerging frameworks and methods. Previous CoLIS conferences addressed a variety of basic and applied problems involving library and information science as well as related disciplines.
For further information, please see <http://colis.ischool.washington.edu/>.
Eighth ACM SIGKDD International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining, 23 - 26 July 2002, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
"The eighth ACM SIGKDD conference will provide a forum for academic researchers and industry practitioners to share their research and experience. The conference will be co-located with AAAI. It will feature keynote presentations, plenary paper presentations, poster presentations, tutorials, workshops, panels, as well as the KDD Cup competition."
Papers on all aspects of knowledge discovery were solicited including those on the following topics:
For further information, please see <http://www.acm.org/sigs/sigkdd/kdd2002/>.
New Directions in Humanities Computing, Joint International Conference of the Association for Literary and Linguistic Computing, and the Association for Computers and the Humanities, 24 - 28 July 2002, Tübingen, Germany.
"The joint conference of the Association for Literary and Linguistic Computing (ALLC) and the Association for Computers and the Humanities (ACH) is the oldest established meeting of scholars working at the intersection of advanced information technologies and the humanities, annually attracting a distinguished international community at the forefront of their fields. The theme for the 2002 conference is New Directions in Humanities Computing, and it will feature plenary addresses by two leading scholars: Hans-Walter Gabler of the University of Munich, and Roy Wisbey, Professor emeritus, King's College London."
"Recent years have seen enormous advances in information technologies, and a corresponding growth in the use of IT resources for research and teaching in the humanities. How exactly are these developments changing the ways in which humanities scholars work? What new and distinct methodologies is IT now bringing to the humanities? How do we expect methodologies, and the role of the humanities scholar, to change in the near future as a result of the impact of IT? How are IT-related developments in one discipline affecting or likely to affect those in others? The time is ripe to survey and assess developments to date in humanities computing, and its likely future directions."
ALLC/ACH 2002 invited submissions "on any aspect of humanities computing or new media, broadly defined to encompass the common ground between information technology and problems in humanities research and teaching." They welcomed "submissions in any area of the humanities, especially interdisciplinary work." They especially encouraged "submissions on the current state of the art in humanities computing, and on recent new developments and expected future developments in the field."
For additional information, please see <http://www.uni-tuebingen.de/allcach2002>.
International Summer School on the Digital Library: The Management of Change, 28 July - 1 August 2002, Tilburg, The Netherlands.
"This course aims to identify new opportunities for libraries, to support librarians in developing a vision, and to provide librarians with tools to initiate a change in their own organisation." The intended audience is "library managers/directors, deputy librarians/directors, other senior managers and those aspiring to these positions, from academic and research libraries involved with strategic change."
"Participants should leave the course with:
"The course will be highly participative. Learning will take place through a combination of formal lectures from practitioners and management experts, discussion and sharing of experience, and a large case-study which will run throughout the course. Participants will be expected to bring their own experience to bear on their learning, and draw up their own action plan for their return to the workplace."
For additional information, please see <http://cwis.kub.nl/~ticer/summer02/>.
Museums, Libraries, and Archives: Summer Institute for Knowledge Sharing, 29 July - 1 August 2002, Los Angeles, California, United States.
"The Summer Institute for Knowledge Sharing is an intensive four days of instruction and dialogue for professionals involved in creating, sharing and preserving electronic information in museums, libraries, archives, and other cultural heritage institutions. Invited are information specialists, registrars, librarians, archivists, curators, researchers, and educators with responsibility for managing and disseminating collections information on line. Participants attend sessions in which they work closely with leading professionals, UCLA professors, and around 40 fellow attendees from around the United States and abroad."
"This year, we are proud to offer the following program of informative workshops and sessions:
"In addition to coursework, participants will have the opportunity to take part in a number of events designed to complement their workshops, including an introductory continental breakfast, collegial luncheons, an opening night reception, time to visit to the J. Paul Getty Museum and a closing reception at the Getty Center."
For additional information, please see <http://skipper.gseis.ucla.edu/orgs/gettysi/html/summer.html>.
Association of Management/International Association of Management 20th Annual International Conference, Reinventing Work: Interlocking Relationships between Management, Education, Cybertechnology and Leadership, 31 July - 3 August 2002, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada.
"It is now widely recognized that organizations, from corporations to educational institutions, from entrepreneurial enterprises to grassroot collectivities, are in the throes of constant, rapid, and unpredictable change. Everywhere we hear that a new kind of economy is emerging from rapid technological innovation, globalization of businesses and the Internet. It is the quintessential Internet stuff that drives work in the 21st century: nimble start-ups with killer technologies, cash-rich former monopolists and high wire venture capitalists circle a set of opportunities set by the Net's unstoppable growth. It is a 24/7 environment in which every service, from lawyers to Wall Street to golf pros operate 24 hours. Work can be done anytime; what matters is what is delivered rather than when it is done. In short, our world is becoming increasingly more chaotic and unpredictable, with a landscape that is changing daily."
"These forces are rapidly changing and redefining the nature of work and call for a new career contract between individuals and organizations. In keeping with the conference theme and the long-range goals of Project 2005, conference participants [have been] invited to address, but [were] not limited to, topics such as:
"As these issues are of a multi-inter- and trans-disciplinary nature, we welcome[d] contributions from those whose work not only falls in management, education, technology, and leadership but also in politics, economics, environment, cross-cultural comparison. For example, what form of politics best matched our reinvented nature of work? If the new economy is characterized by networks, speed, and affluence, what kind of new politics will have to be invented to match 21st century definitions of work?"
For additional information about Project 2005 and the 2002 conference, please see <http://www.aom-iaom.org/dir2-ann.html>.
ACM CIKM 2002, Eleventh International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, 4 - 9 November 2002, McLean, Virginia, USA. Call for Papers. The deadline for submissions is 20 May 2002. Further information and detailed instructions for electronic submission are available at <http://www.cikm.org/2002/>.
Fourth All-Russian Scientific Conference RDCL 2002, Digital Libraries: Advanced Methods and Technologies, Digital Collections, 15 - 17 October, Moscow, Russia. Call for Papers. The deadline is 20 May 2002. For further information, please see <http://rcdl2002.jinr.ru/>.
Scottish Library Association 88th Annual Conference, 20 - 23 May 2002, Peebles, Scotland, United Kingdom. Further information and detailed instructions for electronic submission are available at <http://www.slainte.org.uk/Eventsca/02052000.htm>.
AMIA 2002 Spring Congress Program, American Medical Informatics Association, 20 - 22 May 2002, Scottsdale, Arizona, USA. For further information, please see <http://www.amia.org/meetings/spring/current/main.html>.
Libraries in the Digital Age (LIDA), Tracks: Integrating Information Seeking and IR, and Information Services - Practice and Research, 21 - 26 May 2002, Dubrovnik, Croatia. For further information, please see <http://www.ffzg.hr/infoz/lida/>.
The 140th ARL Membership Meeting, Building Capacities: New Strategies for Fund Raising & Recruitment, Association of Research Libraries, 22 - 24 May 2002, Santa Monica, California, USA. For further information, please see <http://www.arl.org/arl/meetings/140/>.
Multimedia Archive Preservation: a practical workshop, 22 - 24 May 2002, London, United Kingdom. For further information, please see <http://presto.joanneum.ac.at/may.asp>.
Symposium on Document Engineering (DocEng'02), 8 - 9 November 2002, McLean, Virginia, USA. Call for Papers. Abstracts are due on 24 May 2002. For additional information, please see <http://www.documentengineering.org/>.
International Digital Libraries Collaborative Research and Applications Testbeds, NSF-02-085 Program Solicitation. Call for Proposals. The deadline for submissions is 27 May 2002. The complete NSF program solicitation may be found at <http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2002/nsf02085/nsf02085.html>.
Third International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation, 27 May - 2 June 2002, Canary Islands, Spain. For further information, please see <http://www.lrec-conf.org/lrec2002/index.html>.
ICTs and Development: New Opportunities, Perspectives & Challenges, Social Implications of Computers in Developing Countries, International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) WG9.4, 29 - 31 May 2002, Bangalore, India. For further information, please see <http://is.lse.ac.uk/ifipwg94/>.
Society for Scholarly Publishing 24th Annual Meeting, Collaboration, Controversy, and Common Sense, 29 - 31 May, 2002, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. For further information, please see <http://www.sspnet.org/public/articles/index.cfm?Cat=5>.
CAIS/ACSI 2002 - Advancing Knowledge: Expanding Horizons for Information Science, 30 May - 1 June 2002, Toronto, Canada. For further information, please see <http://www.fis.utoronto.ca/cais-acsi2002/>.
Off the Wall and Online: Providing Web Access to Cultural Collections, presented by the Northeast Document Conservation Center, 30 - 31 May 2002, Lexington, Massachusetts, USA. For further information, please see <http://www.nedcc.org/owol/owol1.htm>.
ACRL 11th National Conference, Association of College & Research Libraries, 10 - 13 April 2003, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA. Call for Participation. The deadline for submissions of contributed papers, panel sessions, workshops, and preconference subcommittee co-chairs is 31 May 2002. For further information, please see <http://www.ala.org/acrl/charlotte/>.
Preservation and Conservation Issues Related to Digital Printing and Digital Photography, Second International Conference, 3 - 4 April 2003, London, United Kingdom. Call for Papers. The deadline for submission of a 100 word synopsis is 31 May 2002. "Please submit a synopsis to: Professor Robert Thompson, School of Printing and Publishing, London College of Printing, Elephant and Castle, London SE1 6SB. Tel: +44 (0) 207 514 6701, Fax: +44 (0) 207 514 6756. E-mail: <[email protected]>.
Evaluating Human Language Technology: General Applications to Information Access and Management, A Special Issue of Knowledge Organization on Evaluation of Human Language Technology. Guest Editor: Widad Mustafa El Hadi, University of Lille 3, France. Call for Papers. The deadline for submission is 31 May 2002. Questions regarding submission of material for the special issue should be directed to: Widad Mustafa el Hadi, <[email protected]>, UFR IDIST, Université Charles De Gaulle Lille 3, BP 149, 59653 Villeneuve D'Ascq, France.
Document Search Interface Design and Intelligent Access in Large-scale Collections, a workshop at JCDL 2002, 18 July 2002, Portland, Oregon. Call for Short Papers. The deadline for submissions is 31 May 2002. For further information, please see <http://lair.indiana.edu/jcdlwsui.html>.
Developing Digital Libraries Education and Training Programs, a workshop at JCDL 2002, 18 July 2002, Portland, Oregon, USA. Call for Papers. The submission deadline for full papers is 31 May 2002. For further information, please see <http://lair.indiana.edu/jcdlwsdledu.html>.
Peer-reviewed Monograph About Educational Digital Libraries for the K-12 Community, ERIC Clearinghouse on Information & Technology. Call for Papers. The deadline for submissions is 1 June 2002. For further information, please see <http://www.teacherlib.org/cfp.pdf>.
2002 International Symposium on Distributed Computing and Applications to Business, Engineering and Science (DCABES 2002), 16 - 20 December 2002, Wuxi, Jiangsu, P.R. China. Call for Papers. The deadline for submissions of extended abstracts/draft papers is 1 June 2002. For further information, please see <http://www.dcabes2002.net/intros.htm>.
23rd IATUL Annual Conference, Partnerships, Consortia, and 21st Century Library Service, International Association of Technological University Libraries, 2 - 6 June 2002, Kansas City, Missouri, USA. For further information, please see <http://www.lindahall.org/iatul2002/>.
4th DELOS Workshop, Evaluation of digital libraries: Testbeds, measurements, and metrics, 6 - 7 June 2002, Budapest, Hungary. For further information, please see <http://www.sztaki.hu/conferences/deval/>.
Critical Issues in Arts and Technology for Arts Managers, An Extended Discussion of Art, Artists and Technology, 6 - 7 June 2002 and 13 - 15 June 2002, New York, New York, USA. For further information, please see <http://www.tc.columbia.edu/artandtechnology/>.
2002 International Symposium on Technology and Society (ISTAS'02): Social Implications of Information and Communication Technology, 6 - 8 June 2002, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA. For further information, please see <http://www4.ncsu.edu/~jherkert/istas02.html>.
IX International Conference (Crimea 2002): Electronic Resources and the Social Role of Libraries in the Future, 8 - 16 June 2002, Sudak, Autonomous Republic of Crimea, Ukraine. For further information, please see <http://www.iliac.org/crimea2002/>.
Grindstone Island Summer Programs, Archives and Museum Informatics, Ontario, Canada.
1st International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC2002), 9 - 12 June 2002, Sardinia, Italy. For further information, please see <http://iswc.semanticweb.org/>.
Web Content Mapping: A Challenge to ICT, a workshop at the 1st Eurasian Conference on Advances in ICT, 29 - 31 October 2002, Tehran, Iran. Call for Papers. The deadline for submissions is 10 June 2002. For further information, please see <http://www.eurasia-ict.org/WorkshopsPichappan.htm>.
Introduction to Copyright, ALPSP Training, The Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers, 11 June 2002 and 12 November 2002, London, United Kingdom. For further information, please see <http://www.alpsp.org/tJCO110602.htm>.
IASSIST 2002, Accelerating Access: Enhancing Collaboration and Dissemination, 11 - 15 June 2002, Storrs, Connecticut, USA. " For further information, please see <http://ropercenter.uconn.edu/iassist2002>.
2nd Annual SCURL/SLAMIT e-books seminar, Scottish group of the Library Association Multimedia, Information & Technology Group, 14 June 2002, Edinburgh, United Kingdom. For further information, please see <http://www.slamit.org.uk/>.
Working with Open Source Software, a hands-on preconference to the American Library Association 2002 Conference, 14 June 2002, Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Note: "Before you register for this preconference through the ALA online or print registration form, confirm with LITA that your program choice in each session is available. If you do not contact the LITA office to receive confirmation before registering, you will not be guaranteed admittance to the sessions you chose to attend." For further information, please see <http://www.lita.org/ac2002/opensource.html>.
ACRL Legislative Advocacy Workshop, a preconference to the American Library Association 2002 Conference, 14 June 2002, Atlanta, Georgia, USA. For further information, please see <http://www.ala.org/events/annual2002/specialevents.html>.
ALA 2002 Annual Meeting and Exhibition, American Library Association, 15 - 18 June 2002, Atlanta, Georgia, USA. For further information, please see <http://www.ala.org/events/annual2002/welcome.html>.
The Fifth International Conference on Virtual Communities, 17 - 18 June 2002, Westminster, London, United Kingdom. For additional information, please see the conference web site at <http://www.infonortics.com/vc/vc2002/vc02-announce.html>.
Canadian Library Association 2002 Annual Conference and Trade Show, Inventing Our Future, 19 - 22 June 2002, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. For further information, please see <http://www.cla.ca/conference/cla2002/>.
ICADL 2002, Digital Libraries: People, Knowledge & Technology, 11 - 14 December 2002, Singapore. Call for Papers. Abstracts are due on 20 June 2002. For additional information, please see <http://www.cais.ntu.edu.sg:8000/icadl2002/>.
UKOLUG Biennial Conference, Finders Keepers, Loosers Weepers: Exploiting the Online Environment for Maximum Advantage, 20 - 21 June 2002, Birmingham, United Kingdom. For further information, please see <http://www.ukolug.org.uk>.
NASIG 2002, Transforming Serials: The Revolution Continues, North American Serials Interest Group, 20 - 23 June 2002, Williamsburg, Virginia, USA. For further information, please see <http://www.nasig.org/wm/>.
20th Brazilian Congress of Librarianship, Documentation and Information Science, 23 - 28 June 2002, Ceará, Brazil. For further information, please see <http://www.cbbd.com.br/ingles-index.html>.
7th Biennial Participatory Design Conference, Participation and Design: Inquiring into the politics, contexts and practices of collaborative design work, 23 - 25 June 2002, Malmö, Sweden. For further information, please see <http://pdc2002.interactiveinstitute.se/>.
Hand helds in the Museum Landscape: A CIMI Symposium, 24 - 25 June 2002, Hillsboro, Oregon, USA. For further information, please see <http://www.cimi.org/ci/hs_symposium_0602_home.html>.
Web Development with XML: Design and Application, ARL Workshop, 24 - 25 June 2002, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA. For further information, please see <http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/training/xml/june2002/>.
Choices and Strategies for Preservation of the Collective Memory, an International Conference, 25 - 29 June 2002, Dobbiaco/Toblach, Bolzano Province, Italy. For further information, please see <http://archives.dobbiaco2002.it/>.
HEDS Conference 2002: Developing the Digital Collection, 26 June 2002, London, United Kingdom. For further information, please see <http://heds.herts.ac.uk/conf2002/conf2002.html>.
4th International JISC/CNI Conference, coordinated by UKOLN, 26 - 27 June 2002, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom. For further information, please see <http://www.ukoln.ac.uk/events/jisc-cni-2002/>.
Expanded conversations: Collaborating for Student Learning, LOEX West 2002, 26 - 29 June 2002, Eugene, Oregon, USA. For further information, please see <http://libweb.uoregon.edu/loexwest/>.
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