White Paper on Electronic Journal Usage Statistics, (PUB94), by Judy Luther, October 2000, published by the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR), ISBN 1-887334-79-3, 31 pp. paper format price $15.00
From the CLIR press release October 24:
" The report examines why it has been difficult to obtain statistics on electronic journal usage, and reveals librarians' and publishers' concerns with respect to the generation of usage statistics. The paper suggests a context for further discussion between the providers and consumers of electronic journals."
The report is available online in HTML and PDF formats at <http://www.clir.org/pubs/abstract/pub94abst.html>. Paper copies will be available for purchase from CLIR; please see <http://www.clir.org/pubs/pubs.html#ordering>.
Preservation Management of Digital Materials Workbook: : a pre-publication draft, October 2000, by Neil Beagrie and Maggie Jones, Copyright Resource 2000.
Because the rapidly increasing volume of digital information is occurring during a time when the long-term access to these materials is not assured, a need has been created for guidance on digital preservation issues. This workbook is being produced as one response to that need.
Section headings in the workbook indicate the topics covered and include:
The pre-publication draft of this workbook is available now for comment. Comments must be received by the authors by 8 December 2000 for possible incorporation in the final version of this workbook, which is scheduled for publication in the summer of 2001. The draft is available in PDF format at <http://www.jisc.ac.uk/dner/preservation/workbook/workbook.pdf>.
NISO Standards, Copyright National Information Standards Organization (NISO), 2000.
Excerpt from the NISO Press Release of November 6, 2000:
"All NISO standards and technical reports are now available for free in downloadable pdf files from the NISO website <http://www.niso.org>."
"From the NISO homepage (http://www.niso.org) click on the NISO Press icon, and then click on Standards, Books and Software. You can search for a particular title or review a list of all the approved and published NISO standards and technical reports."
" This new NISO service is made possible by NISO's seventy-five Voting Members and the libraries supporting the NISO Information Standards Forum. Libraries of all types and sizes are invited to join the Information Standards Forum. Forum members provide the infrastructure for NISO's standards development work, are kept informed of NISO's activities, and are invited to special NISO events."
"For additional information contact NISO Headquarters at (301) 654-2512. Email: [email protected]."
The complete NISO press release may be seen at: <http://www.niso.org/PR-free.html>.
White Paper: The Deep Web: Surfacing Hidden Value, by Michael K. Bergman, Copyright 2000 BrightPlanet.com LLC, July 2000.
This comprehensive study by Michael K. Bergman reports on what is termed the "deep web" or "invisible web," that is, databases which are accessible via web interfaces. An excerpt from the summary for the White Paper reads:
"BrightPlanet has uncovered the "deep" Web -- a vast reservoir of Internet content that is 500 times larger than the known "surface" World Wide Web. What makes the discovery of the deep Web so significant is the quality of content found within. There are literally hundreds of billions of highly valuable documents hidden in searchable databases that cannot be retrieved by conventional search engines."
"This discovery is the result of groundbreaking search technology developed by BrightPlanet called a LexiBot -- the first and only search technology capable of identifying, retrieving, qualifying, classifying and organizing "deep" and "surface" content from the World Wide Web. "
The Deep Web White Paper is available full text online at <http://www.completeplanet.com/Tutorials/DeepWeb/index.asp>. A downloadable PDF version is also available at that web site, as is a zipped, Word 7.0 version.
Moving Theory into Practice Digital Imaging Tutorial, prepared by Anne R. Kenney and Oya Y. Rieger, Copyright Cornell University Library/Department of Preservation and Conservation, 2000 - 2001.
From the Preface:
"This tutorial offers base-level information on the use of digital imaging to convert and make accessible cultural heritage materials. It also introduces some concepts advocated by Cornell University Library, in particular the value of benchmarking requirements before undertaking a digital initiative. You will find here up-to-date technical information, formulas, and reality checks, designed to test your level of understanding."
" Funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the tutorial will be updated regularly. "The tutorial web site is located at <http://www.library.cornell.edu/preservation/tutorial/> and is presented in both the English and Spanish languages.
Electronic Journals Tutorial, web site maintained by Danielle Hinton, University of Leicester. Copyright 2000 University of Leicester.
This tutorial is designed to help users learn about scholarly electronic journals. It presents information and practical exercises so that by the end of the tutorial, users should be able to:
The tutorial web site is at: <http://www.le.ac.uk/li/distance/training/ejournals/index.html>.
The 2000 National Survey of Information Technology in US Higher Education: Struggling with IT Staffing, Kenneth Green, The Campus Computing Project 2000, $37.00.
The following description of the annual report series is from the Campus Computing web site:
"Begun in 1990, the Campus Computing Project focuses on the use of information technology in higher education. The project's national studies draw on qualitative and quantitative data to help inform faculty, campus administrators, and others interested in the use of information technology in American colleges and universities."
"The annual Campus Computing Survey is the largest continuing study of the role of information technology in US higher education. Each year more than 600 two-and four-year public and private colleges and universities participate in this survey, which focuses on campus planning and policy affecting the role of information technology in teaching, learning, and scholarship."
A summary of the Year 2000 report is available online at <http://www.campuscomputing.net/summaries/2000/index.html>.
Paper copies of the report will be available on December 10th for $37 (postpaid) from Kenneth Green, c/o Campus Computing, PO Box 261242; Encino, CA 91426-1242. (An online ordering form is at: <http://www.campuscomputing.net/order.html>.)
Texts Available from the First International Symposium on Music Information Retrieval, held 23 - 25 October 2000, in Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA.
The full text of several papers and extended abstracts from featured speakers, as well as 16 textual descriptions of posters from the Music IR 2000 conference are now available at the conference web site. These papers, abstracts and poster descriptions provide references and links to a great deal of additional information about music information retrieval.
A mailing list was set up at the end of the conference to allow those interested in music information retrieval to share ideas, opinions, techniques, and expectations. To subscribe, send the following one-line message to [email protected]
SUB music-ir YourFirstName YourLastName
(e.g.: SUB music-ir Jane Q. Doe)
The MUSIC IR 2000 web site is located at <http://ciir.cs.umass.edu/music2000/>.
Finding Information on the Internet: A Tutorial, created and maintained by Joe Barker, University of California, Berkeley, revised Fall 2000.
The Teaching Library at University of California, Berkeley, offers Internet Workshops year round. The workshops aim "to assist Berkeley students, faculty and staff in learning how to take advantage of rapidly changing information resources and research tools. This tutorial grew out of the experience of the Teaching Library at UC Berkeley in offering beginning, intermediate, and advanced courses on using the Internet's resources to find information."
The objectives of the tutorial are:
The tutorial web site is located at: <http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/TeachingLib/Guides/Internet/FindInfo.html>.
The Lawyer's Guide to Internet Research, by Kathy Biehl and Tara Calishain, Scarecrow Press, Inc. $35.00 Paper 0-8108-3885-0, November 2000.
One of the authors, Kathy Biehl, describes the book, "Although geared to legal practice, this down-to-earth, practical book explains how to locate information of interest to small business owners and private individuals as well. It shows how to locate information about courts and pending cases, track legislation in progress, investigate and find people and businesses online, obtain government filing forms, and more. It identifies the governments and agencies that accept online communication (and filings) and lists research sites, legal news sources and general reference aids. It also demystifies search engines and other Internet tools and recommends hundreds of Web sites for both legal and general research problems."
In conjunction with the publication, Ms. Biehl has launched a companion Web site, <http://www.fortunaworks.com/>, where updates to the book will be posted. The site also offers a bulletin board dedicated to Internet research questions.
Point to Point
Digital Reference Services: A Bibliography, November 2000, by Bernie Sloan, Senior Library Information Systems Consultant, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Over 200 sources of information dealing with online, electrical, and digital reference sources are listed in this bibliography, almost half of which are available on the web and for which links are provided. (Some of the sources are available via Gale's "InfoMark" and should be available to those who are affiliated with an institution that subscribes to the Expanded Academic database.)
The bibliography is a work in progress and, at this time, is limited to articles, papers, or reports dealing with electronic reference service. Citations for additional sources are welcomed and should be sent to Bernie Sloan at <[email protected]>.
The bibliography web site is located at: <http://www.lis.uiuc.edu/~b-sloan/digiref.html>.
Papers on Document Imaging - Document Management, by Steve Gilheany, Archive Builders.
The materials found at the Archive Builders site are used in the UCLA Extension and other classes. They are available free for download courtesy of Archive Builders at <http://www.ArchiveBuilders.com>. For those who are able to attend one of the offered courses at the UCLA Extension, a class on Document Imaging and Document Management is scheduled for 15 January - 27 January 2001.
See <http://www.ArchiveBuilders.com> for copies of course descriptions as well as information regarding the venues for the January 2001 and other classes.
Critical Thinking on the Web: A Directory of Quality Online Resources, Tim van Gelder, University of Melbourne, Australia.
This site aims to gather in one place links to all the most useful critical thinking resources on the web. Links are added to the site on a regular basis. Among others, one of the categories that might be of interest to readers of D-Lib Magazine is "Guides" under which three resources are listed on the topic of critical evaluation of web pages.
The Critical Thinking web site is located at: <http://www.philosophy.unimelb.edu.au/reason/critical/>.
Search Tools Chart, by Carol Leita, for the InFoPeople Project, supported by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act. Copyright 2000 InFoPeople Project.
The information with links to resources on this descriptive chart is organized under three major headings:
The resources are annotated with information about the databases listed, whether or not Boolean searching is available (and how to key in searches), other search options available, and miscellaneous search information. The chart may be printed or copied for non-commercial use without further permission from the author, but must include the copyright notice and usage restriction information at the bottom of the web page.
The Search Tools Chart is located at <http://www.infopeople.org/src/chart.html>
Information Longevity, a list of resources compiled by Dr. Howard Besser, Associate Professor, UCLA's School of Education and Information Studies.
This specialized list of online resources is organized under four major headings:
Dr. Besser's list of longevity resources is located at: <http://sunsite.berkeley.edu/Longevity/>.
The description of this directory from the IFLA site reads, "This site aims to offer a listing of major digitized heritage collections and on-going digitization programmes worldwide. It is hoped that this will provide a single focal point of information on digitized collections. This site will act as the 'Memory of the World' virtual library offering direct access to those collections, where permission to link has been granted. Potential participants are invited to nominate their collections for inclusion in the directory "The Directory of Digitized Collections may be found at <http://thoth.bl.uk/>
Bicentennial Conference on Bibliographic Control for the New Millennium, 15 - 17 November 2000, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., USA. The conference web site is located at <http://lcweb.loc.gov/catdir/bibcontrol>.
2nd Schemas Workshop: Publishing and Sharing Your Metadata Application Profile, 23 - 24 November 2000, Bonn, Germany. The workshop web site is located at <http://www.schemas-forum.org>.
2001 USENIX Annual Technical Conference, 25 - 30 June 2001, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Call for papers. The deadline for submission is 27 November 2000. The Call for Participation is located at: <http://www.usenix.org/events/usenix01/>.
EPublishing Conference 2000, 28 - 29 November 2000, London, United Kingdom. The conference web site is located at <http://www.bfi.co.uk/bfviewconference.htm?stage=1&conferencename=ePublishing
Participatory Design Conference 2000: Designing Digital Environments -- Bringing in More Voices, 28 November - 1 December 2000, New York, New York, USA. The conference web site is located at <http://www.cpsr.org/conferences/pdc2000/>.
EUNIS 2001: The 7th International Conference of European University Information Systems Conference, 28 - 30 March 2001, Berlin, Germany. Call for papers. The deadline for abstract submission has been extended to 30 November 2000. The Call for Participation is located at: <http://www.hu-berlin.de/EUNIS2001>.
ICHIM 2001: The Sixth International Cultural Heritage Informatics Meeting, 3 - 7 September 2001, Milan, Italy. Call for papers. The deadline for proposal submission is 30 November 2000. The Call for Participation is located at: <http://www.archimuse.com/ichim2001/ichim2001.call.html>.
LAMA National Institute - Vision, Mission and Reality: Creating Libraries for the 21st Century, 30 November - 2 December 2000, Palm Springs, California, USA. The Institute web site is located at <http://ala8.ala.org/lama/vision>.
Informing Science: Where Parallels Intersect, 19 - 22 June 2001, Krakow, Poland. Call for papers. The deadline for submission is 1 December 2000. The Call for Participation is located at: <http://is2001.com>.
2nd European International Coalition of Library Consortia Conference, 1 - 3 December 2000, Berlin, Germany. The conference web site is located at <http://www.physik.fu-berlin.de/library/ICOLC-01.html>.
Records Management Association of Australia National Convention 2000: Bridging the Gap, 3 - 6 December 2000, Sydney, Australia. The convention web site is located at <http://www.rmaa.com.au/events/natcon2000/index.html>.
MALVINE and LEAF. Gateways to Europe�s Cultural Heritage, 4 - 5 December 2000, Berlin, Germany. The conference web site is located at <http://www.sbb.spk-berlin.de/malvine>.
Online Information 2000, 5 - 7 December 2000, London, United Kingdom. The conference web site is located at <http://www.online-information.co.uk/ol00/index.asp>.
XML 2000, (presented by the Graphic Communications Association), 5 - 8 December 2000, Washington, D.C., USA. The conference web site is located at <http://www.gca.org/attend/2000_conferences/XML_2000/default.htm>.
Two CEDARS Project Events Scheduled, 6 December 2000, and 7 - 8 December 2000, both events at York, England, United Kingdom. The CEDARS web site is located at <http://www.ukoln.ac.uk/events/cedars-2000/>.
Open Learning 2000 Conference, 6 - 8 December 2000, Brisbane, Australia. The conference web site is located at <http://www.qoln.net/newqoln/pages/conferences/OpenLearning2000/>.
First DELOS Network of Excellence Workshop on "Information Seeking, Searching and Querying in Digital Libraries", 11 - 12 December 2000, Zurich, Switzerland. The workshop web site is located at <http://www.lib.uoa.gr/delos/planned.html>.
Knowledge Access Management: Tools & Concepts for Next-Generation Catalogers (An OCLC Institute Seminar, 11 - 13 December 2000, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The OCLC Institute web site is located at <http://www.oclc.org/institute/courses/courses.htm>.
9th Special, Health & Law Libraries Conference: Rivers of Knowledge, 26 - 29 August 2001, Melbourne, Australia. Call for papers. The deadline for abstract submission is 15 December 2000. The Call for Participation is located at: <http://www.alia.org.au/conferences/shllc/2001/call.for.papers.html>.
Calls for Participation
IFLA International Conference, Section on Education and Training, 16 - 25 August 2001, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Call for papers. The deadline for submission is 31 December 2000.As part of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) will be meeting in Boston, the Section on Education and Training is planning an Open Forum entitled: "Parameters of Knowledge Management within Library/Information Science Education" and a workshop on the topic: "Extending the Reach of Library/Information Science Education". Proposals for papers for the Open Forum and the Workshop are now being sought.
Please see the IFLA Section of Education and Training web site for more information at: <http://www.ifla.org/VII/rt7/conf/call01.htm>.
EDUCAUSE 2001: An EDU Odyssey, 28 - 31 October 2001, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. Call for preconference seminar proposals. The deadline for submission is 31 December 2001.
EDUCAUSE is especially interested in receiving proposals for seminars on or related to the following topics:
Please see the EDUCAUSE web site for more information: <http://www.educause.edu/conference/e2001/csp.html
Annual Conference of the Mid-America American Studies Association, 20 - 21 April 2001, Madison, Wisconsin, USA. Call for papers. The deadline for submission is 3 January 2001.
The Mid-America American Studies Association (MAASA) continues to welcome and encourage proposals for papers and panels that cover any aspect of American Studies, but for the 2001 conference the conference committee is especially interested in papers and panels that analyze how publicly-funded institutions like museums (e.g., art, natural history, technology, and children's), historical societies, the military, prisons, libraries (e.g., public, school, academic, and special (including music, art, rare books. etc.), and schools (primary, secondary, and higher education) function as contested sites for the production, storage, and dissemination of cultural capital, but are often appropriated differently than founders, funders and institutional managers intend(ed) by the millions of patrons (male and female) of all ethnicities, ages, races, creeds, classes, and sexual orientations who use(d) them. Also sought are papers on collections these institutions acquired have had on the evolution of American and other area studies.Please send inquiries about this Call for Papers to:
Sixth International Web Caching and Content Delivery Workshop, 20 - 22 June 2001, Boston Massachusetts, USA. Call for participation. The deadline for submission of proposals is 8 January 2001.
The International Workshop on Web Caching and Content Delivery (WCW) is a technical meeting. Aimed for researchers and practitioners interested in all aspects of content caching, distribution and delivery on the Internet, the 2001 meeting will build on the successes of the five previous WCW meetings. Conference organizers anticipate a strong technical program, exhibitions by leading vendors, and participation from leading researchers and practitioners in the field. The Call for Participation may be found at the conference web site and the following are being sought: Technical papers; Research and development synopses; Proposals for panel sessions and BOF (Birds of a Feather) sessions.
Please see the conference web site at: <http://cs-pub.bu.edu/pub/wcw01/> for complete information.
The First ACM+IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries, 24 - 28 June 2001, Roanoke, Virginia, USA. Call for papers. The deadline for submission is 9 January 2001.
Jointly sponsored by
Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Special Interest Group on Information Retrieval (ACM SIGIR)
Special Interest Group on Hypertext, Hypermedia, and the Web (ACM SIGWEB)
Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Computer Society (IEEE Computer Society)
Technical Committee on Digital Libraries (TCDL)
The Joint Conference on Digital Libraries is a major international forum focusing on digital libraries and associated technical, practical, and social issues. JCDL 2001 enhances the tradition of conference excellence already established by the ACM and IEEE-CS by combining the events that these professional societies have sponsored on an annual basis, the ACM Digital Libraries Conferences and the IEEE-CS Advances in Digital Libraries Conferences. Following JDCL will be an NSF PI meeting for the US Digital Libraries Initiative.
JCDL encompasses the many meanings of the term "digital libraries", including (but not limited to) new forms of information institutions; operational information systems with all manner of digital content; new means of selecting, collecting, organizing, and distributing digital content; and theoretical models of information media, including document genres and electronic publishing.
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 infrastructure; institutions; metadata; content; services; digital preservation; system design; implementation; interface design; human-computer interaction; evaluation of performance; evaluation of usability; collection development; intellectual property; privacy; electronic publishing; document genres; multimedia; social, institutional, and policy issues; user communities; and associated theoretical topics.
Participation is 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---are encouraged to participate as presenters or attendees.
January 9 - Full papers, panel and tutorial proposals due
February 7 - Short papers, posters, proposals for workshops and demonstrations due
March 31 - Final submissions due
Full and short papers will be included in the conference proceedings and will be presented at the conference. Full papers are longer and more developed (up to 10 pages, approximately 5000 words) than short papers (up to 2 pages). All papers must be original contributions (i.e., not previously published nor currently under consideration for publication elsewhere). Copyright assignment to the ACM will be required for accepted papers. The conference language is English.
Papers will be peer-reviewed rigorously, as selection is highly competitive. Research and theory papers should be grounded in the scholarly or practical literature appropriate to the topic. Implementation papers should be grounded in prior research, theory, or implementation, clearly indicating the new contributions of the work. All papers are expected to contribute to the advancement of their own area of study and to be accessible to members of the conference audience. Papers should include an abstract and keywords. Format follows the guidelines from previous conferences; details can be found on the conference Web site <http://www.jcdl.org/> and from ACM page: <http://www.acm.org/pubs/submitting_accepted_articles/auth_rd.htm>. The conference awards the Vannevar Bush Award to the best full paper.
Panels and Posters
Panels and Posters are means to present work-in-progress, late-breaking results, or other efforts that would benefit from discussion with the community. Panel proposals consist of a title, 1-page extended abstract explaining the goals of the session and listing titles of individual presentations, and contact information for the organizer, moderator, and presenters.
Poster proposals consist of a title, 1-page extended abstract, and contact information for the authors. Accepted posters will be displayed at the conference and may include additional materials, space permitting. Abstracts of panels and posters will appear in the proceedings.
Details about the requirements and format for other conference submissions (demonstrations, tutorials, workshops) will be posted on the conference web site <http://www.jcdl.org>.
As a conference location, Roanoke and southwest Virginia are a wonderful alternative to large city destinations. The relaxed culture and gorgeous natural surroundings of the Roanoke Valley provide a refreshing balance to the intense schedule of a major conference. Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center (http://www.hotelroanoke.com/), managed by Doubletree Hotels in partnership with Virginia Tech, is a charming combination of old southern style and new world technology. The hotel is only minutes away from the Roanoke Regional Airport (http://www.roanokeairport.com/). Connections are available to major East Coast and Midwest US hubs.
Additional information may be found at the JCDL web site.
3rd International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems (ICEIS), 7 - 10 July 2001, Setúbal, Portugal. Call for participation. Proposals for tutorials, workshops and exhibitions are due 31 December 2000. The deadline for proposals for papers is 10 January 2001.
The purpose of this ICEIS conference is to bring together researchers, engineers and practitioners interested in the advances and business applications of information systems. Four simultaneous tracks will be held, covering different aspects of Enterprise Computing Applications, including Enterprise Database Technology, Artificial Intelligence and Decision Support Systems, Information Systems Analysis and Specification, and Internet and Electronic Commerce.
For complete information, please see the CfP at the conference web site: <http://www.iceis.org/call_for_papers.htm>.
The First International Workshop on New Developments in Digital Libraries (as part of the ICEIS Conference described above), 6 - 7 July 2001, Setúbal, Portugal. Call for papers. The deadline for submission of papers for this workshop is 10 January 2001.
The Digital Library field is an evolving one. New developments appear every day in the area and within related areas. This workshop intends to focus in application areas following the ICEIS interest to join university level research to company implementations.
This workshop will serve as a forum to gather researchers, practitioners, students and anyone that works or studies the field. The workshop will expose new developments, and hopefully provide exchange of ideas and discussion on specific areas.
The workshop won't be finished when it ends - a web site will be created to continue gathering people, conveying information and discussing ideas on Digital Libraries topics.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
Full Paper Submission: 10th January 2001
Author Notification: 15th March 2001
Final Camera-Ready Submission and Registration: 5th April 2001
ETD 2001, the Fourth International Symposium on Electronic Theses and Dissertations 22 - 24 March 2001, at Caltech, Pasadena, California, USA. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 15 January 2001.
ETD 2001 is a forum for academic administration officials, information-technology professionals, graduate students, and librarians interested in providing easy access to theses and dissertations by making them available online.
The conference will cover a broad range of topics: from the technology necessary to make it happen to organizational and policy issues that arise when a university institutes ETDs. A list of confirmed speakers and session topics is available at <http://library.caltech.edu/etd/Confirmed.htm>.
A limited number of sessions are available for contributed papers and poster presentations. Please, go to <http://library.caltech.edu/etd/CallforPapers.htm> for details on the call for papers. The deadline for submitting contributed papers and/or posters is January 15th, 2001. Please send proposed title and abstract to <[email protected]>.
For full details on conference schedule, program, and location, please go to the conference web site at <http://library.caltech.edu/etd/>.
Online registration will open in early December.
The Joint International Conference of the Association for Computers in the Humanities and the Association for Literary and Linguistic Computing, 13 - 17 June 2001, New York, New York, USA. Call for papers. The deadline for posters and demonstrations, only, is 15 January 2001. The deadline for paper proposals has passed.
Proposals for poster presentations and software and project demonstrations (either stand-alone or in conjunction with poster presentations) are being sought for the June 2001 ACH/ALLC Conference.
For additional information, please see: <http://www.nyu.edu/its/humanities/ach_allc2001/main.html>.
CAIS 2001 - 29th Annual Conference of the Canadian Association for Information Science - Beyond the Web: Technologies, Knowledge and People, 27 - 29 May 2001, Quebec, Canada. Call for papers. The deadline for submission is 15 January 2001.
Proposals for papers are sought, in either French or English, from all areas of Information Science: from the academic, government and private sectors, and from faculty and doctoral students. Information Science exists at the juncture of different disciplines, methodologies, concerns and approaches. In this field, theory meets practice; people interact with technology; conventional libraries are integrated into information architectures; computing power confronts articulated policy; data becomes knowledge. All of our work, however specialized, takes place in a broader context of diverse and challenging scholarship: library science, mathematics, computer science, management science, sociology, education, psychology, philosophy, economics, political science and cultural studies. Preference, therefore, will be given to proposals which stretch beyond conventional disciplinary boundaries, and which either place specific research within a broader context, or which exploit theories from different disciplines to understand information environments and concerns. The conference will have three distinct but related themes: Technologies, Knowledge, and People.
For information about topics and submission requirements, please see: <http://www.fims.uwo.ca/cais/caiscfpe.htm>.
SIGIR 2001 - The 24th Annual International Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval, 7 - 12 September 2001, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. Call for papers. The deadline for paper submissions is 29 January 2001.
The following information has been clipped from the SIGIR 2001 web site:
"SIGIR 20001 seeks original contributions (i.e., never before published) in the broad field of information storage and retrieval, covering the handling of all types of information, people's behavior in information systems, and theories, models and implementations of information retrieval systems."
"The Annual ACM SIGIR Conference is the major international forum for the presentation of new research results, and for the demonstration of new systems and techniques, in information retrieval. The SIGIR conference attracts a broad range of professionals including theoreticians, publishers, researchers, educators, and designers and developers of systems, interfaces, information bases, and related applications. Submissions to SIGIR can be research papers, proposals for demonstrations, tutorials, or workshops. All submissions must be in English and each submission type has different submission criteria."
For complete information, please see the SIGIR 2001 web site: <http://www2.sis.pitt.edu/~sigir01/index.html>.
ECDL 2001: 5th European Conference on Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries, 4 - 8 September2001, Darmstadt, Germany. Call for papers. The deadline for submission for ALL proposals is 1 April 2001.
on behalf of ECDL
TUTORIALS: September 4 2001
CONFERENCE: September 5-7 2001
WORKSHOPS: September 8 2001
April 1, 2001: Deadline for ALL the proposals
May 21, 2001: Notification of acceptance
June 20, 2001: Camera ready papers from the authors
ECDL is the 5th in the annual European Digital Libraries conferences. This gives a good opportunity to review the impact Digital Libraries have on science, technology, and society in general. In this perspective the conference will emphasise applications of Digital Library systems and their integration in the user communities. Future perspectives, such as the convergence of libraries, museums, and archives into Collective Memories, will be discussed.
The scientific program includes:
THE FOCUS OF ECDL 2001:
LIBRARIES; MUSEUMS; ARCHIVES - convergence in the digital world?
This focus will explore the on-going convergence of libraries, archives, and museums into integrated digital information spaces on science, art, and history. Contributions may discuss:
COLLABORATION IN INFORMATION SPACES.
Future forms of collaboration in information spaces can be discussed under various scenarios:
COLLECTIVE MEMORY - A global institution?
Global availability of digital Collective Memories makes the physical location of Libraries, Museums, and Archives less important. However, the local and regional idiosyncrasies of users will adapt only slowly to a global view - especially when Collective Memories go beyond the domains of science and large organisations. As a European conference, ECDL 2001 must pay close attention to these aspects of globalisation with regard to multilinguality, preservation of the diverse cultural heritage, traditions, views, and approaches.
In those three areas scientific papers are called for especially in, but not restricted to:
CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS
Authors of regular papers are invited to submit original contributions, not exceeding 5000 words. The authors must follow the instructions found at <http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html> The ECDL 2001 home page <http://www.ecdl2001.org> will contain further details on electronic submissions.
We solicit proposals for workshops related to the conference topics. The workshops will be organised during September 8th 2001.
We solicit proposals for panels sessions related to the conference topics. We strongly encourage panels that have a mixture of 2 academic and 2 practitioners/ users (plus the chair).
We solicit proposals for tutorials related to the conference topics. The tutorials will be organised during September 4th 2001. Proposals should identify the intended audience and provide a scope of what will be covered.
The proceedings will be published by Springer in the series of Lecture Notes in Computer Science <http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/index.html>. The proceedings will be published as printed books as well as a full-text electronic version.
Carol Peters, IEI-CNR, Pisa: <[email protected]>
Technische Universit�t Darmstadt, Die Deutsche Bibliothek, The European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics (ERCIM), DELOS Network of Excellence, European Commission's Human Potential Programme, German National Research Center for Information Technology (GMD)
Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS-34), 3 - 6 January 2001, Outrigger Wailea Resort Maui, Hawaii, USA.
HICSS-34 will offer nine tracks this year:
Complex Systems, under the chair of Robert Thomas (Cornell University), is the newest track.The week's events consist of advanced seminars, tutorials, workshops, open forums, task forces, plenary lectures, a distinguished guest lecture, and the daily presentation of accepted manuscripts that emphasize research and development activities in several areas of the system sciences. There is a high degree of interaction and discussion among the conference participants because the meeting is conducted in a workshop-like setting. All registrants are expected to attend the entire conference and actively engage in these discussions.
Registration is open and early registration is encouraged. Please see the HICSS Conference web site for more information: <http://www.hicss.hawaii.edu/>.
8th International Conference on Database Theory: ICDT 2001, 4 - 6 January 2001, London, United Kingdom.The International Conferences on Database Theory are held biennially, and focus on the theoretical aspects of databases as well as provide a forum for communicating research advances on the principles of database systems. ICDT aims to present papers of high quality on original ideas and new results on all aspects of database theory and related areas.
ICDT 2001 will be preceded this year by a new International Workshop on Web Dynamics on 3 January 2001. (Please see http://www.dcs.bbk.ac.uk/webDyn/ for more information about the workshop.)
Please see the ICDT 2001 web site <http://www.dcs.bbk.ac.uk/icdt2001/> for more information about the Conference.
Equal Access to Software and Information (EASI) Workshop: Barrier-Free Web Design, 8 - 29 January 2001, a distance-learning course offered online.
"EASI has been providing several online workshops that focus on adaptive computing technology, creating accessible web pages, learning disabilities, and access to the disciplines of science, engineering and math." The course, "Barrier-Free Web Design," is a four-week workshop designed to demonstrate how to create web pages that are visually appealing and that are fully accessible to users with print disabilities. For information about this workshop and other workshops that EASI offers, please see <http://www.rit.edu/~easi/workshop.htm>.
A course syllabus for "Barrier-Free Web Design" can be found at: <http://www.rit.edu/~easi/workshops/easiweb.htm>.
SAINT-2001: The 2001 Symposium on Applications and the Internet, 8 - 12 January 2001, San Diego, California, USA.
This conference provides a forum for engineers and scientists in academia, industry, and government to present their latest findings in the area of Internet applications and the underlying technologies to support those applications. Papers will be presented on the following topics:
Ten workshops are planned (including one entitled, "Digital Libraries on the Web"), and one full-day tutorial plus three half-day tutorials are being offered.
Advance program and registration information are available now. Please see the Symposium web site at: <http://www.cis.ohio-state.edu/%7emliu/saint/> for details.
Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) 2001 Conference: Reconsidering Library and Information Science Education, 9 - 12 January 2001, Washington, D.C., USA.
The ALISE 2001 conference has been designed to bring together educators and practitioners in an examination and reevaluation of library and information science education. Topics to be considered during the conference include:
General information about the conference and a program agenda is available in PDF format at <http://www.alise.org/nondiscuss/geninfo.pdf>.
Additional information may be found at the main ALISE 2001 web site at: <http://www.alise.org/nondiscuss/conference_main.html>.
Measuring Public Library Network Services: Practical Techniques Workshop, 14 January 2001, Rosslyn, Virginia, USA.
Presented by Charles R. McClure, Joe Ryan, and John Bertot, this workshop is based on the principal speakers' recently published manual, Statistics and performance measures for public library network services, and is designed specifically for public library managers, trustees, governing board members and other library leaders who want to:
The key to meeting these needs is to develop and use measures of your public library's network services. This workshop is designed to provide practical advice on how to develop and use new measures of network services successfully.
Please see the Workshop web site at: <http://www.ii.fsu.edu/workshop.html> for more information.
Information Online 2001 - Digital Dancing: New Steps, New Partners, 16 - 18 January 2001, Sydney, Australia.
Australia's Information Online 2001 will include the presentation of papers on a wide range of topics, panels, exhibits, and pre-conference and post-conference activities.
Keynote speakers include:
For complete information, including the full program, please see: <http://www.csu.edu.au/special/online2001/>.
Online Northwest 2001 - Eighteenth Annual Conference: Promoting Innovation and Technology in Libraries, 26 January 2001, Portland, Oregon, USA.Online Northwest focuses on the use of technology within libraries. It was created by the Oregon University System Library Council to help librarians around Oregon learn how to use early online searching tools. As information technology and librarians have increased in sophistication over the years, so has the conference. Online Northwest has evolved to become a forum to discuss technical, social, and policy issues associated with information technology, and now attracts information professionals from Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, and northern California. The bulk of attendees typically work in academic, public, or school libraries. However, a significant number of corporate librarians and a few systems people usually attend meetings.
The keynote speaker for the 2001 Conference is Roy Tennant who will speak on "Real Libraries with Virtual Collections: Keeping Up with User Needs."
For more information about this one-day conference, please see: <http://www.ous.edu/onlinenw/>.
National Learning Infrastructure Initiative (NLII) Annual Meeting, 28 - 30 January 2001, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
The NLII Annual meeting will provide and interactive and participatory experience for attendees. Four types of special sessions are planned for the 2001 meeting:
Detailed information about the NLII Annual Meeting may be found at the web site: <http://www.educause.edu/nlii/meetings/orleans2001/>.
Open 2001: BOBCATSSS Symposium, 29 - 31 January 2001, Vilnius, Lithuania.
"BOBCATSSS is an annual Symposium on library and information science, the unique event organized by students and presented by information scientists, library and information professionals as well as students from both Eastern and Western Europe.
This year special attention will be paid to eastern region; students from Russia, Belorussia, Ukraine and etc. are especially encouraged to participate. In the last decades, we have seen great political changes, especially in eastern Europe. The Symposium will discuss these changes and developments and the impact they will have on the tasks and role of the library and information sector.
Please see the BOBCATSSS web site for more information: <http://www.kf.vu.lt/bobcatsss>.
The Humanities Advanced Technology and Information Institute (HATII) Fourth International Digitisation Summer School, 8 - 13 July 2001, Glasgow, United Kingdom. Due to limited registration, early enrollment is recommended.
The availability of high-quality digital content is central to improved public access, teaching, and research about heritage information. Archivists, librarians, and museum professionals are among the many groups that are increasingly involved in creating digital resources to improve access and understanding to their collections. Skills in understanding the principles and best practice in the digitisation of primary textual and image resources have broad value. Participants in the course will examine the advantages of developing digital collections of heritage materials, as well as investigate issues involved in creating, curating, and managing access to such collections. The lectures will be supplemented by seminars and practical exercises. In these, participants will apply the practical skills they acquire to the digitisation of an analogue collection that they have selected (print, image e.g. photographic or slide, music manuscripts, or map). The focus will be on working with primary source material not otherwise available in digital form.
The one-week intensive course will consist of 10 lectures; 5 seminars; 5 lab-based practicals (offering both guided tuition, as well as an opportunity for individual practice); and visits to the Glasgow University Library.
Places are limited on the course, so please register early to confirm a place.
Complete information about the HATII Summer School may be found at: <http://www.hatii.arts.gla.ac.uk/DigiSS01/>.
Digital Cultural Heritage III, 11 - 14 July 2001, Maastricht, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
The Maastricht McLuhan Institute (MMI) 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.
The Digital Cultural Heritage III seminar is concerned with integrating developments in finding aids (virtual reference rooms) with innovations in text and other analysis tools that will allow the most varied and rich access to cultural and historical information and knowledge. The seminar will explore how multimedia is transforming learning, knowledge organisation and knowledge management and will focus on archives.
Attention will be given to all three kinds of memory institutions: museum, library, and archive. The seminar will provide an opportunity to gain exposure to the most recent developments in cultural heritage science and to interact with other professionals who share similar concerns. All seminars, presentations and debates will be in English.
The conference will be limited to a maximum of fifty persons and early registration is encouraged.
Information about the seminar will be available at the following web site: <http://www.amsu.edu/> after January 2001.
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