International Conference on Digital Libraries: Proceedings of the Fifth ACM Conference on ACM 2000 Digital Libraries, June 2 - 7, 2000, San Antonio Texas, USA. Published by the Association for Computing Machinery, 2000.
Because of its commitment to the computing community, the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) has created a web site called "The Digital Library" where ACM's publications are provided in full text. Although the papers are available open access, please note that the ACM has the copyright for the site and its contents. The forty-five papers from the DL'2000 proceedings are available in both HTML and PDF formats at: <http://www.acm.org/pubs/contents/proceedings/dl/336597/>.
Image Collection Guidelines: The Acquisition and Use of Images in Non-Profit Educational Visual Resources Collections, published by the Visual Resources Association (VRA), 2000.
The Visual Resources Association is a non-profit, membership organization "established to further research and education in the field of visual resources and to promote a spirit of cooperation among the members of the profession." The Image Collection Guidelines were developed by the VRA Intellectual Property Rights Committee as an attempt to balance educational institutions' need to use digital images in teaching against the responsibilities that these institutions bear to abide by usage restrictions. The Guidelines aim to help by providing "professionally accepted principles for the acquisition, use, and display of these images...." Image Collection Guidelines is available at: <http://www.oberlin.edu/~art/vra/guidelines.html>.
At the conclusion of the second multidisciplinary European DLM Forum on short- and long-term access to electronic information held in Brussels, Belgium, in October 1999, a message to the ICT industry was adopted. (DLM is an acronym for the French "Donn�es lisibles par machine", in English: "Machine-readable data". ICT is an acronym for the Information and Communication Technologies Industry.) "In the DLM message specialists from archives / documentation services, administration and research asked industry for close cooperation in the development and implementation of hard- and software solutions for short- and long-term preservation and access to electronic records. The DLM message to the ICT industry is at: <http://www.ispo.cec.be/dlm/dlm99/industry_en.html>, and the ICT industry's response to the DLM message is located at: <http://www.ispo.cec.be/dlm/dlm99/industry_p1.htm>.
Electronic Government Services for the 21st Century, a report by the Government of the United Kingdom, September 2000.
The UK Government is committed to improving electronic delivery of services to its citizens, and this report sets out a comprehensive strategy for realizing the full potential of electronic service delivery. In the forward to this report, Prime Minister Tony Blair states, "This report sets out a radical and compelling direction for government electronic services. Services will be joined up, delivered through a range of channels, and backed up by advice and support. Service delivery will be opened to the private and voluntary sectors, so that there will be a mixed economy of electronic delivery. Competition between providers will stimulate innovation and drive up service quality." The report is located at: <http://www.cabinet-office.gov.uk/innovation/2000/delivery/intro.htm>.
Journal of the American Society for Information Science (JASIS), Volume 51, Number 13.
To see the Table of Contents, please click here.
The ASIS home page <http://www.asis.org/Publications/JASIS/tocs.html> contains the Table of Contents and brief abstracts from January 1993 (Volume 44) to date.
The John Wiley Interscience site http://www.interscience.wiley.com includes issues from 1986 (Volume 37) to date. Guests have access only to tables of contents and abstracts. Registered users of the Interscience site and ASIS members who have selected electronic access have access to the full text of these issues and to preprints.
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Point to Point
The U.S. Government has established a portal to American federal government information. FirstGovTM is an official United States Government web site and is the result of a project by the President's Management Council. FirstGov is managed by the FirstGov Team. From the web site FAQ, the following questions and answers about the site were extracted:
Where is the Digital Library, an archived audio of the September 28, 2000, broadcast from CREN (Corporation for Research and Educational Networking) featuring guest expert, Clifford Lynch.
CREN is a non-profit, member organization of over 220 universities, colleges, and research organizations who share the mission of supporting higher education and research organizations with strategic IT knowledge services and communication tools. Among the special services that CREN provides is a series of bimonthly webcasts featuring interviews with experts in IT. In September, CREN interviewed Clifford Lynch, Executive Director of the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI). This interview is now archived at: <http://www.cren.net/know/techtalk/events/digi-lib.html>. An indexed list of other TechTalks is also available at: <http://www.cren.net/know/techtalk/archives.html>.
Version 33, Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography, by Charles W. Bailey, Jr., October 6, 2000.
Charles W. Bailey, Jr., Assistant Dean for Systems, University Libraries, University of Houston, has announced the availability of Version 33 of his periodical bibliography. The selective bibliography presents over 1220 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 Word 97 formats.
The Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) looks after the academic network, JANET, and is making over 100 JTAP reports freely available on its web site. The reports have been produced by leading British academics and cover a wide range of management and technology topics in resource-based education, on-line learning, network security, videoconferencing, managed environments for learning, and virtual reality. There are also a number of background/summary documents. The web site is located at: <http://www.jisc.ac.uk/jtap/>.
LiveRef(sm): A Registry of Real-Time Digital Reference Services is a categorized listing of libraries that offer real-time Library reference or information services using chat software, live interactive communications utilities, call center management software, Web contact center software, bulletin board services, or related Internet technologies. Use of the listed services may be restricted or limited to affiliated students, faculty, staff, or members.
LiveRef(sm) <http://www.public.iastate.edu/~CYBERSTACKS/LiveRef.htm> is compiled and maintained by Gerry McKiernan, Science and Technology Librarian and Bibliographer, Science and Technology Services Department, Iowa State University Library, Ames, Iowa, USA.
EBONI (Electronic Books ON-screen Interface) is an 18-month project funded under the JISC DNER Learning and Teaching Programme. EBONI is developing a set of recommendations for publishing educational works on the Web that reflect the needs of academics and a diverse population of students throughout the UK. The EBONI project has created a "Bookmarks" page with links to resources about electronic books. The EBONI "Bookmarks" web page is located at: <http://eboni.cdlr.strath.ac.uk/bookmarks.html>.
Kerry Smith has created this web site to assist librarians who are doing research, and she welcomes comments and suggestions for additional resources. Links are organized under the headings:
TASI Web Site, JISC's Technical Advisory Service for Images.
The Technical Advisory Service for Images (TASI) has launched a new web site that makes it easier to access its information, which is provided free of charge to the academic community and to organizations contemplating or implementing digitization projects. Resources include reports, online training materials, links to related organizations, FAQs, glossaries, etc. The TASI web site is located at: <http://www.tasi.ac.uk/resources/resources.html>.
Calls for Participation
Information Technology Research: Program Solicitation NSF 00-126, Call for proposals. Various deadlines. See description below.
Program Title: INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH
Synopsis of Program:
Advances in Information Technology (IT) have dramatically transformed the way in which our entire society lives, works, learns, communicates, and does business. In particular, the conduct of science and engineering has been profoundly altered, so that it is possible today to work on problems in these areas at unprecedented levels of speed, precision, and detail. In education, IT has the potential to make available in the remotest corners of earth the highest levels of learning, information, and analysis. To enhance the positive effects of these transformations, our research programs must be expanded considerably, and the supply of high-quality trained personnel must be substantially increased. The National Science Foundation wishes to fund innovative, high payoff research, which explores new scientific, engineering, and educational areas in IT. This is the second year for the Information Technology Research (ITR) Program. This year�s solicitation is considerably broadened to include not only fundamental research in IT, but also new applications of IT in all scientific, engineering, and educational areas, as well as innovative infrastructure to support IT research and education.
Please see the NSF 00-126 Program Solicitation at <http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2000/nsf00126/nsf00126.htm> for complete information.
2001 Informing Science Conference: Where Parallels Intersect, 19 - 22 June 2001, Krakow, Poland. Call for papers. Submissions are due 1 December 2000.
"Informing Science" is a term that refers to the sharing or "cross-pollination of information from the fields of information systems, library science, journalism (in all its forms), public relations, history and education as these fields deal with issues involved in informing their respective clients. Papers are sought that focus on any of several suggested tracks. These tracks are listed at <http://www.tech.purdue.edu/Resources/Inform2001/track2001.htm>, and prospective authors are encouraged to propose additional tracks as appropriate.
For more information, please see the Informing Science web site at <http://www.tech.purdue.edu/Resources/Inform2001/>.
Twelfth International Conference on College Teaching and Learning, 17 - 21 April 2001, Jacksonville, Florida, USA. Call for proposals. The deadline for submission is 1 December 2000.
Proposals on successful practices and research to improve higher education learning are sought for this conference, especially those that deal with the theme of the conference: Humanizing the Learning Technologies. Proposals must be identified as applicable to one of the following four tracks:
CHI 2001 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, 31 March - 5 April 2001, Seattle, Washington, USA. Call for papers. The deadline for submission of short papers is 8 December 2000.
The deadline for full papers for the CHI 2001 Conference has already passed. However, proposals for short papers and interactive posters will be accepted until December 8, 2000. The Short Talks and Interactive Posters category provides an opportunity to present exciting new findings, ongoing work that has demonstrated special promise, preliminary results, work that is timely and still in a state to be influenced by questions and discussions, or tightly argued essays or opinion pieces. The goal for this category is to provide a short, concise report of work that is important and likely to have high impact on the CHI community. For more information, please see <http://www.acm.org/sigs/sigchi/chi2001/call/categories/short-talks.html>.
9th Special, Health, and Law Libraries Conference: Rivers of Knowledge, 26 - 29 August 2001, Melbourne, Australia. Call for papers. The deadline for submission is 12 December 2000.
The Special, Health, and Law libraries conferences provide forums for the exchange of ideas, continuing professional development, and networking with colleagues and vendors. The 2001 conference theme, Rivers of Knowledge, will focus on the multifaceted information sources with which libraries deal and the advances in technology that enable information storage, retrieval and delivery. Papers should focus on these concepts. A list of suggested topics is located at: <http://www.alia.org.au/conferences/shllc/2001/call.for.papers.html>.
First ACM & IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries, 24 - 28 June 2000, Roanoke, Virginia, USA. Call for papers. The deadline for submission for full papers is 9 January 2000.
The following is from the JCDL call for papers:
"The intended community for this conference includes those interested in such aspects of digital libraries 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."
The JCDL call for papers is located at: <http://www.jcdl.org/>
Hawaii Conference on Business, 14 - 17 June 2001, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 15 January 2001.
Academicians and professionals from all areas of business are invited to attend this conference and to submit papers, reports, abstracts, and studies. The Conference will provide many opportunities for academicians and professionals from business and related fields to interact with members inside and outside their own particular disciplines. The Hawaii Conference on Business will provide opportunities for presenting research, as well as providing formal and informal opportunities to socialize with peers.
The Hawaii Conference on Business encourages the following types of papers and proposals for any of the listed or related areas of Business:
For a list of suggested topics and submission criteria, please see the conference web site at <http://www.hcb.hawaii.edu/>.
ILIAC Workshop 2001 - Digital Resources and Digital Libraries: Opportunities for Cooperation, 12 - 13 March 2001, Washington, DC, USA. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 15 January 2001.
The International Library, Information, and Analytical Center (ILIAC) is a non-profit US-based and US registered corporation of international status set up with the goal to contribute to the development of educational, scientific, cultural and business cooperation between Russia and CIS countries, and the USA and other developed countries.
The purpose of the ILIAC Workshop is the exchange of information and ideas on crucial problems of digital resources and digital libraries development, worldwide; their impact upon economy, science, culture, education and business; opportunities for international cooperation in the digital environment; legal, ethical and security problems of digital information; and other related topics.
For more information about suggested topics and submission guidelines, please contact ILIAC at: <[email protected]>.
CAIS 2001 - Beyond the Web: Technologies, Knowledge and People, 29th Annual Conference of the Canadian Association for Information Science, 27 - 29 May 2001, Quebec, Canada.Call for papers. The submission deadline is 15 January 2001.
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 this 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:
How new theories and applications of information technology are shaping and reshaping our information preferences and expectations, within traditional libraries, archives, and other burgeoning information systems and services.
How discourse communities, fields of knowledge and information ecologies are defining and redefining themselves in changing technological, social and political contexts.
How individuals, and their many diverse communities, interact with their information environments, both technological and intellectual, at a cognitive, cultural or intellectual level.
The complete Call for Papers may be seen at: <http://www.fims.uwo.ca/cais/caiscfpe.htm>.
ACM SIGCOMM 2001, 27 - 31 August 2001, San Diego, California, USA. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 26 January 2001.
The SIGCOMM 2001 conference seeks papers describing significant research contributions to the field of computer and data communication networks. Authors are invited to submit full papers concerned with both theory and practice. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to:
For more information, please see the SIGCOMM web site at: <http://www.acm.org/sigs/sigcomm/sigcomm2001/>.
The 24th Annual International Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval, 7 - 12 September 2001, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 29 January 2001.
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.
SIGIR 20001 seeks original contributions 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.
For complete information, please see the Call for Papers at the SIGIR 2001 web site: <http://www.sigir2001.org/>.
Academic Libraries of the 21st Century: 3rd Chat Session, presented by the Texas A&M University Libraries, November 3, 2000. Online. Limited to the first 100 who register.
Deborah Harrington, Business Librarian
Texas A&M University
The Texas A&M University Libraries welcomes your participation in our virtual learning community available @ The Academic Libraries of the 21st Century <http://library.tamu.edu/21stcentury>. The purpose of this project is to provide a channel that stimulates creative thoughts and ideas for envisioning and planning for academic libraries of the future.
During November, the Academic Libraries of the 21st Century will host its third live chat session, featuring experts from major digital library initiatives around the U.S.:
Topic: 'Digital Libraries of the 21st Century'
Moderator: Hal Hall, Head, EDMS, Texas A&M University
Date: November 3, 2000
Time: 3:00-4:30 Eastern
Register via the project website: <http://library.tamu.edu/21stcentury/chat2.html>. Click on the link "Register". Registration is free, but the chat session is limited to 100 seats. Registration confirmation and passwords will be distributed by e-mail on Monday, October 23rd.
Participant's comments may be selected and archived at: <http://library.tamu.edu/21stcentury/chatbest.html>.
In general terms, the roles of digital libraries in the 21st century fall into three categories: aggregator, creator, and gatekeeper. Each role is critical for libraries to succeed, and all hinge on libraries developing viable market or niche services for themselves in a world filled with commercial competition.
Digital libraries (and most large libraries are digital to a degree) already function as aggregators. Indeed, the history of libraries is a history of aggregation of resources and manipulation of the physical and bibliographic content. In our 21st century world, the focus of library functions is managing access to intellectual content, rather than storage and maintenance of physical objects.The role of creator may be more limited for many libraries, as issues of ownership of intellectual property change rapidly. At the same time, the breadth of options will increase as libraries look to new roles, such as digitizing and organizing unique and valuable paper-based collections, including photographs and other uniquely held materials, or digitizing, in three dimensions, other museum-type collections, including zoological type collections or archaeological artifacts.
The "gatekeeper" or qualitative role is both the most controversial and the most potentially beneficial. With, literally, millions of choices, seekers of information need guidance to reliable, high quality resources. Historically, this role was filled by "selection": acquiring material of quality, and not purchasing inferior material. In modern academia, "selection" has been outsourced to vendors of books. It is not easily applied to the current "electronic publishing" world, to say nothing of the chaotic and gigantic Web. This qualitative role remains, however, a critical function in the 21st Century library, and offers the greatest opportunity for survival as a profession.
We look forward to your participation in our session,
The Academic Libraries of the 21st Century Website Project Team
John Paul Fullerton
Texas A&M University Libraries, Digital Libraries Group
Knowledge Access Management: Tools & Concepts for Next-Generation Catalogers (An OCLC Institute Seminar, 11 - 13 December 2000, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Registration deadline is 20 November 2000.
This seminar, designed and presented by the OCLC Institute, provides a comprehensive and practical understanding of cataloging Internet resources through examining key USMARC fields and AACR2 rules. An introduction to metadata focuses on the Dublin Core and other alternative description methods, including TEI, EAD and GILS. A guided lab offers an opportunity to interact with leading-edge concepts and systems such as automated classification and metadata record collection. Facilitated small-group discussions give participants the chance to assess the impact of their learning and begin the process of transforming knowledge into action.
Registration is being handled by the Vancouver Public Library. To register: send email to Pauline Manton at: <[email protected]>.
EPublishing Conference 2000, 28 - 29 November 2000, London, United Kingdom.
The audience for this conference includes: publishers, editors, electronic developers, online strategists, business developers, marketing directors, technical programmers, Web developers, and others participating in the e-book industry.
The conference will bring together leading ePublishers to draw on case studies, winning strategies and lessons learned, featuring:
For more information, go to: < http://www.bfi.co.uk/bfviewcateg.htm?category=E-Commerce>, then click on the link from "ePublishing Conference 2000".
Participatory Design Conference 2000: Designing Digital Environments -- Bringing in More Voices, 28 November - 1 December 2000, New York, New York, USA.
Participatory Design (PD) is a set of diverse ways of thinking, planning, and acting through which people make their work, technologies, and social institutions more responsive to human needs. The Participatory Design conferences, held every two years since 1990, have brought together a multidisciplinary and international group of researchers, designers, practitioners, users, and managers.
The audience for this conference would include: researchers, designers, practitioners, workers, and managers. Participants will share and learn about advances in practices, methods, and theory throughout the cycle of design. PDC 2000 is an international forum where diverse communities can meet, exchange ideas and experiences, and collaboratively invent the future of participatory work.Please see the conference web site for more information at: <http://www.cpsr.org/conferences/pdc2000/>.
LAMA National Institute - Vision, Mission and Reality: Creating Libraries for the 21st Century, 30 November - 2 December 2000, Palm Springs, California, USA.
The Library Administration and Management Association (LAMA) Institute will reflect "the challenges that libraries and librarians face at the start of the twenty-first century. Rapid changes brought about by evolving technology, economic and demographic shifts, new societal norms, and institutional restructuring compel librarians to articulate new organizational missions and professional roles within this changing environment."
Program tracks will include:
For complete information, please see the LAMA web site at: <http://ala8.ala.org/lama/vision/>
2nd European International Coalition of Library Consortia Conference, 1 - 3 December 2000, Berlin, Germany.
The International Coalition of Library Consortia (ICOLC) will be holding its 2nd European Conference to discuss progress in purchasing of electronic information and publications. Delegates are welcome from all countries, whether they already belong to consortia or have consortia contracts, or are in early stages of discussions to join one. The conference program will be composed of short contributions from consortia -- mainly from European countries -- and "grilling" sessions with publishers and vendors. The main goal of the conference is to facilitate the sharing of experiences in arranging for electronic information access and to enable possible cooperation over consortia borders.
A preliminary program 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.
Records management has been moving steadily over the years into an environment where records managers have to deal with issues for which few were trained. The change process itself is daunting. This conference aims to look at some of the gaps that must be faced and tries to provide bridges over those gaps. Each day of the convention focuses on a different gap
The conference program is now online. Please see the conference web site at: <http://www.rmaa.com.au/events/natcon2000/index.html> for complete information.
XML 2000, (presented by the Graphic Communications Association), 5 - 8 December 2000, Washington, D.C., USA.
XML 2000 will focus on the maturing applications of XML on the Internet, how the new Web technologies are affecting lives, and a vision for the future. Topics will explore ways to use XML, how XML is enabling business and publishing, the new challenges XML brings to personal privacy and security, the dramatic new wireless devices that are making the Web accessible to us all, and new leading-edge technologies that are following on the heels of XML. New to the conference this year is an extensive track that focuses on "Knowledge" and the emerging knowledge technologies.
In addition to conference tracks, tutorials designed for newcomers, management, and Web developers will be offered. On December 4, just before the conference, special interest focus sessions will take place. These include: syndicating content on the Web; using the IDEAlliance ICE standard (Information and Content Exchange); XML Topic Maps (XTM) for Web navigation; Metadata for Publishers (PRISM); Enterprise Content Management; Web Graphics; and XML Inside the [Washington] Beltway.
For complete information, please see the XML 2000 web site at: <http://www.gca.org/attend/2000_conferences/XML_2000/default.htm>.
MALVINE and LEAF. Gateways to Europe�s Cultural Heritage, 4 - 5 December 2000, Berlin, Germany.
The Berlin State Library will host this final Manuscripts and Letters via Integrated Networks in Europe (MALVINE) conference "MALVINE and LEAF. Gateways to Europe�s Cultural Heritage." This event will be a platform to present and discuss the results of the EU-funded project MALVINE. An agenda and an online registration form may be found at: <http://www.sbb.spk-berlin.de/malvine/>.
Online Information 2000, 5 - 7 December 2000, London, United Kingdom.
Online Information 2000 brings electronic information content, delivery and usage into focus for thousands of information users and providers. The exhibition will showcase the most extensive range of global information products and services, and the exhibition offers an unrivalled opportunity to visit over 300 exhibiting companies: major content providers and publishers, service and technology suppliers, as well as those companies offering e-business and knowledge management solutions.
The Online Information Conference will bring together over a thousand international information professionals, business executives, vendors, publishers, academics and end-users. The conference provides an essential opportunity to learn from experts across all information industry areas; to exchange ideas, practical experiences and knowledge with like-minded professionals; and determine the key factors shaping the information industry landscape, now and in the future.
For complete information, visit the Online 2000 web site at: <http://www.online-information.co.uk/ol00/index.asp>.
Information Infrastructures for Digital Preservation: A One-Day Workshop, 6 December 2000, York, United Kingdom. And Preservation 2000: An International Conference on the Preservation and Long Term Accessibility of Digital Materials, 7 - 8 December 2000, York, United Kingdom.
Preservation 2000 will bring together experts and enthusiasts from a variety of disciplines and organizations to discuss and debate recent advances in this critical area. This state-of-the-art conference will make the most of both the interdisciplinary and international dimensions that are key to facing the challenges imposed by long-term access to digital objects. The aim of the conference is to facilitate meaningful dialogue between the wide array of organizations and individuals currently working with digital archives and preservation. The main goal for the conference is to share, disseminate and discuss current key issues concerning the preservation of digital materials.The one-day workshop on December 6th will be held in conjunction with the Preservation 2000 conference, and the workshop will focus on the necessary information infrastructure for preserving digital materials over the long term. This workshop will include presentations and papers on current work in digital preservation metadata and standards for description, as well as provide an opportunity for those interested in the area to participate in discussions and debate concerning developments in this key area.
More information may be found for both the workshop and the conference at: <http://www.ukoln.ac.uk/events/cedars-2000/>
Open Learning 2000 Conference, 6 - 8 December 2000, Brisbane, Australia.
This conference will bring together world leaders in open and distance education to discuss issues facing educators in an era when digital technologies are creating major organizational changes in learning institutions. The theme of the conference is Generating Opportunities, and the conference will explore the role of open learning and interactive technologies in generating new opportunities for all -- learners, teachers, institutions and communities.
A list of the conference speakers and abstracts of their talks may be found at the conference web site along with complete information regarding the conference venue and registration. The Open Learning Conference web site is located at: <http://www.qoln.net/newqoln/pages/conferences/OpenLearning2000/>.
ICADL 2000: The 3rd International Conference of Asian Digital Libraries, 6 - 8 December 2000, Seoul, Korea.
The theme of ICADL 2000 is Challenge to Knowledge Exploration for the New Millennium, and the goal of this conference is to share and disseminate information and knowledge about current issues regarding digital library research and technology. ICADL is a major international conference on digital libraries, with a comprehensive program for the presentation of new results from the diverse fields that study and develop digital libraries. For more information, please see the conference web site at: <http://adl2000.kaist.ac.kr/index.html>.
First DELOS Network of Excellence Workshop on "Information Seeking, Searching and Querying in Digital Libraries", 11 - 12 December 2000, Zurich, Switzerland.
Jointly sponsored by the European Commission under the DELOS Network, this workshop will bring together researchers and practitioners interested in Digital Libraries to present and discuss recent results as well as future research directions. In addition to invited speakers from Switzerland, the USA, Germany, the UK, and the Czech Republic, the workshop will consist of presentations of accepted submissions and demo sessions. Ample time will be allowed for discussion of the issues raised.
For more information about this DELOS workshop, please see: <http://www.lib.uoa.gr/delos/planned.html>.
7th International Conference on High Performance Computing: Special Session on Large-Scale Data Mining, 17 - 20 December 2000, Bangalore, India.
The objective of this special session is to bring together technologists and researchers at the forefront of this exciting field to present and discuss their state-of-the-art work. HiPC'00 features keynotes and invited papers by world-leading researchers, 46 contributed papers from 11 countries selected from a submission pool of 127 manuscripts, industry keynotes by industry leaders, and two banquet speakers, in addition to several other activities.
For complete information about the HiPC'00 Conference, please see: <http://www.cs.rpi.edu/~zaki/LSDM/>.
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