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May/June 2013
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In Print

Point to Point

Calls for Participation

Goings On

Deadline Reminders


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May/June 2013


In Print

  • Evaluating the impact of parody on the exploitation of copyright works: Report 1, by Kris Erickson. This is an independent report commissioned by the Intellectual Property Office (IPO). Parody and Pastiche. Study I. January 2013. Crown copyright 2013.

    "This document reports the key findings of the empirical study carried out by Dr. Kris Erickson and research assistants at Bournemouth University. The primary purpose of this research is to assess the potential for economic damage to rightsholders, should an exception for parody be introduced."

  • Private copying, Roberto Camerani, Nicola Grassano, Diego Chavarro, and Puay Tang. This is an independent report commissioned by the Intellectual Property Office (IPO). Crown copyright 2013.

    "The study was commissioned by the IPO to collect data on how four copyright industries have adopted private copying measures and whether the cost of the product reflects a right to copy privately."

  • Recommended Practices for the Presentation and Identification of E-Journals (PIE-J), National Information Standards Organization (NISO), March 2013.

    "This Recommended Practice was developed to provide guidance on the presentation of e-journals-particularly in the areas of title presentation, accurate use of ISSN, and citation practices-to publishers and platform providers, as well as to solve some long-standing concerns of serials, collections, and electronic resources librarians. In addition to the recommendations, the document includes extensive examples of good practices using screenshots from various publishers' online journals platforms; a discussion of helpful resources for obtaining title history and ISSN information; an overview of the International Standard Serial Number (ISSN) and key points for using it correctly; an explanation of the Digital Object Identifier (DOIR), the registration agency CrossRef, and tips on using DOIs for journal title management; and a review of related standards and recommended practices."

  • Sustainability of Open Access Services Report Phase 3: The Collective Provision of Open Access Resources, by Raym Crow, SPARC, March 2013.

    "This report discusses the economic and institutional issues faced by those sustaining free infrastructure services. It also identifies strategies to coordinate the collective provision of infrastructure services. These considerations are valuable input for the phases 4 and 5 of the project 'Sustainability of Open Access Services'. This body of work will lead to practical recommendations for funders and project planners to consider when initiating an infrastructure service."

  • Copyright in the Digital Era: Building Evidence for Policy, by Stephen A. Merrill and William J. Raduchel, Editors; Committee on the Impact of Copyright Policy on Innovation in the Digital Era; Board on Science, Technology, and Economic Policy; Policy and Global Affairs; National Research Council. National Academies Press, 2013. ISBN-10: 0-309-27895-3, ISBN-13: 978-0-309-27895-9 $35.00. (This book can be read online or downloaded in PDF format.)

    From the description: "Copyright in the Digital Era: Building Evidence for Policy examines a range of questions regarding copyright policy by using a variety of methods, such as case studies, international and sectoral comparisons, and experiments and surveys. This report is especially critical in light of digital age developments that may, for example, change the incentive calculus for various actors in the copyright system, impact the costs of voluntary copyright transactions, pose new enforcement challenges, and change the optimal balance between copyright protection and exceptions."

  • Article-Level Metrics – A SPARC Primer, by Greg Tananbaum, SPARC, April 2013.

    "Article-level Metrics (ALMs) are rapidly emerging as important tools to quantify how individual articles are being discussed, shared, and used....This primer is designed to give campus leaders and other interested parties an overview of what ALMs are, why they matter, how they complement established utilities and how they can be used in the tenure and promotion process."

  • Perspectives on Personal Digital Archiving, National Digital information Infrastructure and Preservation Program (NDIIPP), Library of Congress, 2013.

    "The content in Perspectives on Personal Digital Archiving is grouped under three general headings:

    • Personal Digital Archiving Guidance: including tips for preserving digital photographs, personal archiving in the cloud, how to get your digital affairs in order, and others.
    • Personal Reflections on Personal Digital Archiving: tales of personal experience (either saving or losing digital material).
    • Personal Digital Archiving Outreach: reports of presentations, events and campaigns held both at the Library of Congress and elsewhere."
  • US Faculty Survey 2012, by Roger C. Schonfeld, Ross Housewright, and Kate Wulfson, Ithaka S+R, April 8, 2013.

    "In this fifth cycle of the Ithaka S+R Faculty Survey, US, we once again survey a random sample of US higher education faculty members to learn about their attitudes and practices related to research, teaching, and communicating. This survey has some new and distinctive features: the questionnaire was developed with input from an advisory committee, and the methodology was revised to take advantage of online distribution and responses. Given levels of response, findings can be analyzed by discipline, institution type, and other demographic characteristics."

  • Creating Value and Impact in the Digital Age Through Translational Humanities, by Abby Smith Rumsey, Director, Scholarly Communication Institute, CLIR Ruminations, April 2013.

    "[The Ruminations] series features short research papers and essays that bring a new perspective to issues relevant to planning for and managing organizational and institutional change in the evolving digital environment for scholarship and teaching....Abby Smith Rumsey is a historian and consulting analyst with special interest in the creation, preservation, and use of the cultural record in a variety of media; the impact of digital information technologies on cultural heritage institutions; and the evolving role of information as a public good."

  • Civic Engagement in the Digital Age, by Aaron Smith, Pew Internet & American Life Project, April 2013.

    "Social networking sites have grown more important in recent years as a venue for political involvement, learning, and debate. Overall, 39% of all American adults took part in some sort of political activity on a social networking site during the 2012 campaign....The growth in several specific behaviors between 2008 and 2012 illustrates the increasing importance of SNS as places where citizens can connect with political causes and issues."

  • Information Standards Quarterly, Topic: 2012 Year in Review and State of the Standards, Spring 2013 Volume 25, no. 1.

    "Information Standards Quarterly (ISQ) is NISO's print and electronic magazine for communicating standards-based technology and best practices in library, publishing, and information technology, particularly where these three areas overlap. ISQ reports on the progress of active developments and also on implementations, case studies, and best practices that show potentially replicable efforts."

  • SCAPE Project Newsletter, Issue 4, March 2013.

    "The SCAPE project has just published the fourth edition of the newsletter. This issue features an overview of the highlights from year 2, a report from the recent SCAPE developers workshop, background information on how SCAPE is using the Hadoop software framework, news on SCAPE at the IS&T Archiving conference and there is an interview with a SCAPEr, Catherine Jones of STFC. SCAPE (SCAlable Preservation Environments) is an EU-funded project that addresses the scalability of large-scale digital preservation workflows."

  • APARSEN Newsletter, March 2013.

    "The APARSEN project has issued its second newsletter, which summarises achievements and activities in digital preservation (DP) research and investigation of the European DP landscape in the second project year. It informs about upcoming events in DP and presents initiatives who wish to cooperate with APARSEN....The APARSEN project involves a very broad set of organisations from academia, research laboratories, major national libraries, national membership organisations and industry. We seek to develop a common vision for the research agenda for digital preservation and to create a Virtual Centre of Excellence in digital preservation."

  • Library of Congress Digital Preservation Newsletter (March), Library of Congress, March 2013.

    "In this issue:

    • Highlights from Personal Digital Archiving 2013
    • National Digital Stewardship Residency now accepting applications through April 5, 2013
    • The National Digital Stewardship Alliance Content Working Group cases studies on Born-Digital Community and Hyperlocal News, Newspaper e-prints, and Citizen Journalism are now available
    • Comment on the NDSA Digital Preservation Glossary
    • Recent interviews with: Matt Knutzen, York Public Library; Robert Glenn Howard, University of Wisconsin - Madison; Wolfgang Ernst, Humboldt University; and Henry Lowood, Stanford University
    • Recaps from cod4lib and CurateGear"
  • Library of Congress Digital Preservation Newsletter (April), Library of Congress, April 2013.

    "In this issue:

    • Nominate an individual, student, organization or project for the annual National Digital Stewardship Alliance Innovation Awards
    • A Digital Preservation Fairy Tale: Snow Byte and the Seven Formats
    • Interviews with: Mark Leggott, University Librarian at the University of Prince Edward Island; and Leonardo Flores, Professor of English at El Recinto Universitario de Mayag�ez de la Universidad de Puerto Rico
    • Highlights from SXSW 2013
    • *Viewshare highlights from Jeremy Myntti, Head of Cataloging and Metadata Services at the University of Utah's J. Willard Marriott Library, and Violeta Ilik, Metadata Cataloging Librarian at Texas A&M University Libraries
    • Free publication, "Perspectives on Personal Digital Archiving"
    • Personal digital archiving bytes: Death, Taxes, Digital Audits and PUPPIES!; The Personal Pain of Data Loss; When Smart People Make Silly Decisions about their Files; and What Resolution Should I Use? Part 3
    • Upcoming events"
  • What's New, Issue 53, March 2013.

    "What's New is a joint publication of the DPC and DCC. In this issue:

    • What's On - Forthcoming events from April 2013 onwards
    • Who's Hiring - Job vacancies from DPC members and associated institutions
    • What's New - New reports and initiatives since the last issue
    • What's What - Capital, revenue and the great Post-it note crisis of 2006, William Kilbride, DPC
    • Who's Who - 60 Second Interview with Natalie Harrower, Digital Repository of Ireland
    • Featured Project - The DEDICATE project - Digital Preservation for Architecture, Ruggero Lancia, HATII
    • Your View? - Comments and views from readers"
  • LIBRES, Volume 23, Issue 1, March 2013.

    "LIBRES is an international refereed electronic journal devoted to new research in Library and Information Science."

  • Sciecom Info, Vol 9, No 1 (2013).

    "ScieCom info - Nordic-Baltic Forum for Scientific Communication is a two-year project funded by the Nordbib research funding programme."

  • NISO Working Group Connection, National Information Standards Organization (NISO) April 2013.

    "This publication provides the latest news from the NISO working groups and committees and is a quarterly supplement to NISO Newsline."

  • ERCIM News, No. 93, Special Theme: Mobile Computing, January 2013.

    From the Introduction to the Special Theme: "Mobile technology has advanced in leaps and bounds over recent years, such that experts predict that, within the next few years, mobile computing will be strictly bound to cloud computing. Mobile cloud computing is set to impact and transform the mobile communication landscape and the whole computing infrastructure. Computing offloading, for example, is one of the main features of mobile computing to improve the battery life of mobile devices and to improve the performance of applications. However, there are many associated issues to solve, including efficient and dynamic offloading in a variable environment."

  • Code4Lib Journal, Issue 20, April 2013.

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


Point to Point

  • C&RLarchive, Complete College & Research Libraries Archives.

    "As part of C&RL's commitment to scholarly publishing and open access, the full archive is now freely available online. The online C&RLarchive now contains the complete contents of the journal from its beginnings in 1939 through the current issue. C&RLarchival contents from 1939 through 1996 were digitized through the generous volunteer efforts of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library. The library's Digital Content Creation department performed scanning and metadata creation for the approximately 340 back file issues of the journal in 2011 and 2012. The digitized files were added to the journal's online presence with the financial assistance of the ACRL Friends Fund."

  • Digital Curation Bibliography: Preservation and Stewardship of Scholarly Works, 2012 Supplement, Charles W. Bailey, Jr., Digital Scholarship, March 18, 2013

    "Digital Scholarship has released the Digital Curation Bibliography: Preservation and Stewardship of Scholarly Works, 2012 Supplement, which presents over 130 English-language articles, books, and technical reports published in 2012 that are useful in understanding digital curation and preservation. This selective bibliography covers digital curation and preservation copyright issues, digital formats (e.g., media, e-journals, research data), metadata, models and policies, national and international efforts, projects and institutional implementations, research studies, services, strategies, and digital repository concerns."


Calls for Participation

  • International Distance Education Conference IDEC 2013, 25 - 27 June 2013, Rome, Italy. Call for papers. The submission deadline for abstracts is 18 June 2013.

    "IDEC 2013 aims to provide a multinational platform where the latest trends in distance education can be presented and discussed in a friendly environment with the aim to learn from each other. Prospective presenters are encouraged to submit proposals for papers, posters/demonstrations and video presentations that offer new research or theoretical contributions. Presentations should be in Turkish, English or the Korean language and should address both theoretical issues and new research findings."

  • MTSR 2013: 7th Metadata and Semantics Research Conference, 19 - 22 November 2013, Thessaloniki, Greece. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 20 June 2013.

    "MTSR'13 aims to bring together scholars and practitioners that share a common interest in the interdisciplinary field of metadata, linked data and ontologies. Participants will share novel knowledge and best practice in the implementation of these semantic technologies across diverse types of Information Environments and applications. These include Cultural Informatics; Open Access Repositories & Digital Libraries; E-learning applications; Search Engine Optimisation & Information Retrieval; Research Information Systems and Infrastructures; e-Science and e-Social Science applications; Agriculture, Food and Environment; Bio-Health & Medical Information Systems."

  • International Conference of Asia-Pacific Digital Libraries (ICADL), 9 - 11 December 2013, Bangalore, India. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 21 June 2013.

    "ICADL 2013 follows the tradition of previous ICADL conferences and brings a truly interdisciplinary group of researchers and practitioners of digital libraries with a focus on the theme of 'Social Media and Community Networks'."

  • 3rd International Workshop on Semantic Digital Archives (SDA), 26 September 2013, Valetta, Malta. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 23 June 2013.

    "The workshop aims at promoting and discussing sophisticated knowledge representation and knowledge management solutions specifically designed for improving Archival Information Systems. For this purpose, it is intended to bring together the digital libraries community, the digital archiving community and the semantic technologies community. "

  • British Library (BL) Labs Competition. Call for project proposals. The submission deadline is 26 June 2013.

    "The British Library (BL) Labs competition launched [May 2] offers a cash price and BL residency for the winner(s). The Labs competition is designed to attract scholars, explorers and trailblazers to the Library who see the potential for new and innovative research lurking within these immense digital collections. Through soliciting innovative and transformative projects utilising this content you will be giving the BL a steer as to the types of platforms, arrangements, services and tools needed to surface it. The BL will even throw the Library's resources behind you to make your idea a reality."

  • 1st International Workshop on (Document) Changes: modeling, detection, storage and visualization, 10 September 2013, Florence, Italy. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 30 June 2013.

    "Many people have approached the problem of investigating the evolution of documents and data from different perspectives, e.g. by comparing and versioning. The goal of this workshop is to share ideas, common issues and principles, and to foster research collaboration on these topics. The workshop will further allow researchers to showcase recent developments on diff and versioning tools."

  • 7th International Workshop on Modular Ontologies: WoMO 2013, 15 September 2013, Corunna, Spain. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 5 July 2013.

    "Modularity, studied for years in software engineering, allows mechanisms for easy and flexible reuse, generalization, structuring, maintenance, design patterns, and comprehension. In formal and applied ontology, modularity is central to reducing the complexity of designing and understanding ontologies, and to facilitating ontology verification, reasoning, development, maintenance and integration."

  • Eighth International Workshop on Ontology Matching, 21 - 22 October 2013, Sydney, Australia. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 12 July 2013.

    "The workshop encourages participation from academia, industry and user institutions with the emphasis on theoretical and practical aspects of ontology matching. On the one side, we expect representatives from industry and user organizations to present business cases and their requirements for ontology matching. On the other side, we expect academic participants to present their approaches vis-a-vis those requirements. The workshop provides an informal setting for researchers and practitioners from different related initiatives to meet and benefit from each other's work and requirements."

  • International Conference on Digital libraries (ICDL 2013), 27 - 29 November 2013, New Delhi, India. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 20 July 2013.

    "ICDL 2013 is expected to be a major forum focusing on digital libraries and related technologies and issues. This conference would facilitate exchange of ideas and experiences to bridge knowledge gaps in these areas and sustain the knowledge thus gained. It is expected to become a platform to bring together a galaxy of experts, researchers, academics, students, and others."

  • 2013 DLF Forum, 3 - 6 November 2013, Austin, Texas, USA. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 28 June 2013.

    "The Digital Library Federation is a robust and diverse community of practitioners who advance research, teaching, and learning through the application of digital library research, technology, and services. The Forum is a working meeting where DLF members come together to discover better methods of working through sharing and collaboration. It serves as a resource and catalyst for collaboration among digital library developers, project managers, and all who are invested in digital library issues."

  • 4th International Conference on Pervasive and Embedded Computing and Communications Systems - PECCS 2014, 7 - 9 January 2014, Lisbon, Portugal. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 30 July 2013.

    "Pervasive and embedded computing and communication is a paradigm that aims at providing trustworthy computing solutions and communication services all the time and everywhere. This entails the need for an interdisciplinary field of R&D that combines signal processing with computer hardware and software technologies, and utilizes and integrates pervasive, wireless, embedded, wearable and/or mobile systems. Applications range from ambient intelligence to ubiquitous multimedia, multidimensional signal processing, sensors, robotics, integrated communication systems and nanotechnologies. PECCS will bring together researchers, engineers and practitioners interested in the theory and applications in these areas."


Goings On

  • EVIA 2013: The Fifth International Workshop on Evaluating Information Access, (a Satellite Workshop of NTCIR-10) 18 June 2013, Tokyo, Japan.

    "Information Access technologies provide the interface between human information needs and digital information resources. The reliable evaluation of these technologies has been recognized for decades as central to the advancement of the field. As information retrieval becomes more pervasive, the forms of retrieval more diverse, and retrieval tools richer, the importance of effective, efficient, and innovative evaluation grows as well."

  • OAI8, the 8th Workshop on Innovations in Scholarly Communication, 19 - 21 June 2013, Geneva, Switzerland.

    "OAI Workshops are prominent European OA events in the year in which they are held....The OAI Workshops provide a space for all those interested in developments in Scholarly Communication to come together to learn from each other, to exchange ideas, and to hear papers from leading experts in the field."

  • International Conference on Information Society (i-Society 2013), 24 - 26 June 2013, Toronto, Canada.

    "The mission of i-Society 2013 conference is to provide opportunities for collaboration of professionals and researchers to share existing and generate new knowledge in the field of information society. The conference encapsulates the concept of interdisciplinary science that studies the societal and technological dimensions of knowledge evolution in digital society. The i-Society bridges the gap between academia and industry with regards to research collaboration and awareness of current development in secure information management in the digital society."

  • International Distance Education Conference IDEC 2013, 25 - 27 June 2013, Rome, Italy.

    "IDEC aims to provide a multinational platform where the latest trends in distance education can be presented and discussed in a friendly environment with the goal of learning from each other."

  • 4th Information: Interactions and Impact (i3), 25 - 28 June 2013, Aberdeen, United Kingdom.

    "Information: Interactions and Impact (i3) is concerned with the quality and effectiveness of the interaction between people and information and how this interaction can bring about change. The conference will look beyond the issues of use and accessibility of technology to questions about the way people interact with the information and knowledge content of today's systems and services, and how this might ultimately affect the impact of that information on individuals, organisations and communities."

  • 5th African Conference for Digital Scholarship and Curation, 26 - 28 June 2013, Durban, South Africa.

    "Data collation, analysis and distribution are functions integral to digital scholarship and increasingly shape our data management and curation activities. Data infrastructures for advanced education, research and innovation are defined across a broad spectrum, ranging from virtual worlds and online gaming to laboratory instrumentation and large scale earth observations. This conference aims to surface the opportunities and challenges that emergent data infrastructures bring to current and future scholarship."

  • 2013 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference, 27 June - 2 July 2013, Chicago, Illinois, USA.

    "ALA Annual Conference programs, updates, conversations, and other events cover key issues such as digital content and e-books, technology in libraries, innovation, books and hundreds of authors, leadership, library advocacy, community engagement, and library marketing."

  • 2013 Informing Science + IT Education Conferences, 1 - 6 July 2013, Porto, Portugal.

    "The purpose of Informing Science is to encourage and enable the sharing of knowledge and collaboration among the wide variety of fields that use information technology to inform clients."

  • CILIP Umbrella 2013 Conference and Exhibition, 2 - 3 July 2013, Manchester, United Kingdom.

    "Umbrella brings together delegates from across the library and information world to meet, learn, debate and be inspired. With a new format, focused themes, and more keynote speakers than ever before Umbrella 2013 will be the highlight of the library and information year. The conference will showcase the creativity and innovation in library and information services and facilities, and will illustrate the connections and partnerships that make our professional contribution so vibrant and appropriate to everyone."

  • SPRUCE Mashup London Workshop, 2 - 4 July 2013, London, United Kingdom.

    "SPRUCE mashups are attended by Developers with technical skills and Practitioners who typically have some responsibility for managing, preserving or working with digital collections. Practitioners are asked to bring along a sample of one (or more) of their digital collections. We begin by working with the collections and identifying Issues that we want to examine further. We team up each Practitioner with a Developer and get working together on a Solution. We'll also work with you to build a compelling business case for your digital preservation work, making it easier for you to secure the funding you need to make your work (and digital collections!) sustainable."

  • Digital Heritage 2013: Interfaces with the Past, 6 July 2013, York, United Kingdom.

    "This conference is an event of the Centre for Digital Heritage, which is an interdiscipinary [sic] research centre that brings together York's world-leading expertise in Digital Heritage, including data management, analysis and visualisation. The CDH is open to all York researchers in these exciting fields, and to their collaborators elsewhere."

  • ISKO UK Biennial Conference: Knowledge Organization - Pushing the Boundaries, 8 - 9 July 2013, London, United Kingdom.

    "While Knowledge Organization (KO) practices permeate society, the name 'Knowledge Organization' is known only to a few. Invisible boundaries separate KO researchers from the practitioners who could benefit from their findings, and also come between distinct fields of application such as records management, web design, librarianship, information retrieval, etc. This conference aims to explore such boundaries, challenge them and advance our thinking into new territory. It will be the third biennial conference of the UK Chapter of ISKO. Practitioners as well as theoreticians are invited to attend and participate, along with consultants, researchers, teachers and students."

  • Open Repositories Conference (OR 2013), 8 - 12 July 2013, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada.

    "This year's conference theme is Use, Reuse, Reproduce. One of the most important roles of repositories is to enable greater use and reuse of their contents – whether those contents are library collections, scholarly articles, research data, or software – and metadata. The notion of use and reuse can be extended to repository infrastructure as well. Many repositories are based on open source software that can be freely reused and adapted to serve local needs; other efforts are also emerging both in conjunction with and outside traditional repository platforms to encourage discipline or community specific reuse and sharing of software, services, and infrastructure. In addition there is a growing interest and need to document and share the code and workflows used to produce research results – particularly in computationally intensive fields – in order to promote reproducible research."

  • Digital.Humanities@Oxford Summer School 2013, 8 - 12 July 2013, Oxford, United Kingdom.

    "The Digital.Humanities@Oxford Summer School (DHOxSS) is an annual training event...for researchers, project managers, research assistants, and students of Digital Humanities. DHOxSS delegates are introduced to a range of topics including the creation, management, analysis, modelling, visualization, or publication of digital data for the humanities. Each delegate follows one of our 5-day workshops and supplements this with guest lectures by experts in their fields."

  • 11th International Conference on Education and Information Systems, Technologies and Applications: EISTA 2013, 9 - 12 July 2013, Orlando, Florida, USA.

    "Relationships between Education/Training and Information/Communication Technologies (ICT) are increasing acceleratingly, sometimes in unexpected ways, with original ideas and innovative tools, methodologies and synergies. Accordingly the main purpose of EISTA 2013 is to bring together researchers and practitioners from both areas, in order to support the bridging process between education/training and ICT communities."

  • 17th World Multi-Conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics: WMSCI 2013, 9 - 12 July 2013, Orlando, Florida, USA.

    "Design and modeling are concepts and activities common to several disciplines in Science, Education, and Technology. Consequently, Design and modeling provide effective concepts, theories, methodologies, and tools for intra- and inter-disciplinary communications. The World Multi-Conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics: WMSCI might provide synergic relationships with a conference on Design and Modeling, and vice versa. Attendees of these conferences might gain insights and have effective analogical thinking in both the formal and informal communication they usually have in meetings, symposia, and conferences. On the other hand research activities are also common to several disciplines in Science, Education, and Technology, as has reciprocal relationships with Design and Modeling. Descriptive models are used in Science, and prescriptive modeling activities are used in designing scientific activities, educational methodologies, and engineering or technological products. Consequently, Design, Modeling, and Research are transdiciplinary [sic] concepts that might serve well in disciplinary and inter-disciplinary communication."

  • Cybernetics and Information Technologies, Systems and Applications: CITSA 2013, 9 - 12 July 2013, Orlando, Florida, USA.

    "CITSA 2013 is an International Multi-Conference being organized with the purpose of providing researchers, practitioners, developers, consultants, and end-users of computerized, communications and/or control systems and technologies, as well as their industrial and social applications in the private and the public sectors, an opportunity to join in a common place sharing experience and knowledge. It is intended to be a forum to expose and share current and future research work and innovations in these areas, as well as in the relationships among them."

  • Engineering and Technological Innovation: IMETI 2013, 9 - 12 July 2013, Orlando, Florida, USA.

    "The Conference's Major Themes include:

    • Engineering Concepts, Relations and Methodologies.
    • Technological Development and Innovation.
    • Disciplinary Research and Development."
  • Digital Directions: Fundamentals of Creating and Managing Digital Collections, 21 - 23 July 2013, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.

    "Join a faculty of national experts, experienced digital collections curators, and colleagues from institutions large and small as we come together for 2� days of exploration and study to identify new answers and opportunities for some of the challenges, considerations, and choices surrounding today's digital collections care."

  • 10th Northumbria International Conference on Performance Measurement in Libraries and Information Services, 22 - 25 July 2013, York, United Kindgom.

    "The Conference seeks to bring together practitioners, researchers, educators and students interested in all aspects of performance and measurement in library and information services in any context. The conference is truly international and welcomes participants from all countries and continents. The review of practical experience of measurement and evaluation to improve libraries alongside reports on theory development and application of research methodologies has always been a feature of this conference."

  • JCDL 2013: Joint Conference on Digital Libraries, 22 - 26 July 2013, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.

    "The ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries is a major international forum focusing on digital libraries and associated technical, practical, organizational, and social issues. JCDL encompasses the many meanings of the term "digital libraries", including (but not limited to) new forms of information institutions and organizations; operational information systems with all manner of digital content; new means of selecting, collecting, organizing, distributing, and accessing digital content; theoretical models of information media, including document genres and electronic publishing; and theory and practice of use of managed content in science and education."

  • Digital Preservation 2013, 23 - 25 July 2013, Washington, DC, USA.

    "Digital Preservation 2013 is the annual meeting of the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program and the National Digital Stewardship Alliance. DP 2013 brings together the brightest minds exploring solutions to the challenges of stewarding digital content over the long-term."

  • US Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Conference (USETD 2013), 24 - 26 July 2013, Claremont, California, USA.

    "USETDA 2013 is for ETD professionals from graduate schools, libraries, academic computing and others who work with ETDs. Our goal is to offer relevant, practice-oriented content to support ETD productivity improvement, ETD professionals, advance ETD operations, and encourage the formation of state-wide ETD associations in the United States."

  • SIGIR 2013, 28 July - 1 August 2013, Dublin, Ireland.

    "SIGIR is the major international forum for the presentation of new research results and for the demonstration of new systems and techniques in information retrieval. At a time of exceptional growth in the importance of search technologies, the world's leading information retrieval experts from academia and industry will converge on Dublin from 28th July to 1st August for SIGIR 2013."

  • International Joint conference on Software Technologies, 29 - 31 July 2013, Reykjav�k, Iceland.

    "The purpose of ICSOFT - since 2013 designated as the International Joint conference on Software Technologies - is to bring together researchers, engineers and practitioners working in areas that are either related to new software paradigm trends or to mainstream software engineering and applications. ICSOFT is composed of two co-located conferences, each specialized in the aforementioned areas. Together, ICSOFT-PT and ICSOFT-EA aim at becoming a major meeting point for software engineers worldwide."

  • 10th International Conference on e-Business (ICE-B 2013), 29 - 31 July 2013, Reykjav�k, Iceland.

    "The International Conference on e-Business, ICE-B 2013, aims at bringing together researchers and practitioners who are interested in e-Business technology and its current applications."

  • 10th International Joint Conference on e-Business and Telecommunications (ICETE 2013), 29 - 31 July 2013, Reykjav�k, Iceland.

    "ICETE 2013 is a joint conference aimed at bringing together researchers, engineers and practitioners interested on information and communication technologies, including data communication networking, e-business, optical communication systems, security and cryptography, signal processing and multimedia applications, and wireless networks and information systems."

  • 10th International Conference on Signal Processing and Multimedia Applications (SIGMAP 2013), 29 - 31 July 2013, Reykjav�k, Iceland.

    "The purpose of SIGMAP 2013, the International Conference on Signal Processing and Multimedia Applications, is to bring together researchers, engineers and practitioners interested on information systems and applications in the context of Signal Processing, including theory and practice in the field of telecommunications, image, video, audio, biometrics, etc., and Multimedia Applications related to representation, storage, authentication and communication of multimedia information."

Deadline Reminders

  • Online Educa Berlin 2013, 4 - 6 December 2013, Berlin, Germany. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 3 June 2013.

(Unless otherwise noted, text above enclosed in quotation marks is quoted from the web sites for those items or events or from press releases received by D-Lib Magazine from the hosting or event-affiliated organizations.)

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