Emerging Visions for Access in the Twenty-first Century Library, pub119, proceedings of a symposium presented by the Council on Library and Information Resources and the California Digital Library
"Emerging Visions for Access in the Twenty-first Century Library is the second in a series of international symposiums that are supported by a grant from Documentation Abstracts, Inc. (DAI). The institutes will address key issues in information science relating to digital libraries, economics of information, or resources for scholarship. This volume of conference proceedings is from the [21 - 22] April 2003 symposium."
For further information, please see <http://www.clir.org/pubs/abstract/pub119abst.html>.
Use and Users of Electronic Library Resources: An Overview and Analysis of Recent Research Studies, by Carol Tenopir (with the assistance of Brenda Hitchcock and Ashley Pillow), pub120, Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR), August 2003
"This CLIR report summarizes and analyzes more than 200 recent research publications that focus on the use of electronic library resources (digital libraries and digital resources) and were published between 1995 and 2003. Eight major ongoing studies (each with multiple publications) are identified as Tier 1 studies and are analyzed in detail, while about 100 smaller-scale studies are classified as Tier 2 studies and are examined together. The goal of this report is to provide information that librarians can use to make important decisions about collections, services, and product design."
For further information, please see <http://www.clir.org/pubs/abstract/pub120abst.html>.
Coordinating Digitisation in Europe: Progress Report of the National Representatives Group: coordination mechanisms for digitisation policies and programmes 2002, European Commission: The Information Society Directorate-General, 2003
"Task: To give visibility to the 'Digitisation Initiative', based on the Lund Principles and to NRG, in order to make easier for National Representatives to get support, resources and infrastructures to implement the Lund Action Plan."
"Target users of the Report may be at different levels, but mainly we aim to reach policy-makers, decision-makers and managers responsible or involved in the field of new technologies applied to cultural and scientific content, from the digitisation process up to the fruition on Internet."
"The Report is not too technical but very communicative and direct, introducing the approach and impact, presenting the extent of progress, main results and usability of those, explaining the reasons why they should decide to invest in this initiative supporting implementation of the model to improve national practice on that field."
For further information, please see <http://www.minervaeurope.org/publications/globalreport.htm>.
Scholarly Publishing Practice: the ALPSP report on academic journal publishers' policies and practices in online publishing, by John Cox and Laura Cox, Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP), June 2003
"ALPSP has carried out a major new study of the policies and practices of 275 international academic journal publishers, both not-for-profit and commercial (with a remarkable 66% response rate, including all of the major publishers). The findings provide hard evidence to counter some of the criticism from both, within the academic community and in some government circles."
The Internet and Education: Findings of the Pew Internet & American Life Project, Pew Internet Project
"The Pew Internet & American Life Project has tracked the growth of Internet usage in the United States, from just under half of American adults in 2000 to about 59% of adults at the end of 2002. These statistics have continually shown that Internet penetration in the United States has been and continues to be uneven...This report explores the reasons behind the uneven distribution of Internet penetration by geographical region."
For further information, please see <http://www.pewinternet.org/reports/toc.asp?Report=39>.
Beyond Productivity: Information Technology, Innovation, and Creativity, edited by William J. Mitchell, Alan S. Inouye, and Marjory S. Blumenthal, Committee on Information Technology and Creativity, Computer Science and Telecommunications Board, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences, National Research Council of the National Academy of Sciences, 2003
"Computer science has drawn from and contributed to many disciplines and practices since it emerged as a field in the middle of the 20th century. Those interactions, in turn, have contributed to the evolution of information technology: New forms of computing and communications, and new applications, continue to develop from the creative interaction of computer science and other fields. Focused initially on interactions between computer science and other forms of science and engineering, the Computer Science and Telecommunications Board (CSTB) began in the mid-1990s to examine opportunities at the intersection of computing and the humanities and the arts. In 1997, it organized a workshop that illuminated the potential, as well as the practical challenges, of mining those opportunities and that led, eventually, to the project described in this report."
"This report should be read with two conditions in mind: First, it is, by design, a record of the project, filled with descriptions, observations, conclusions, and recommendations intended to motivate and sustain interest and activity in the rich intersection of information technology (IT) and the arts and design. Second, in this book form it cannot possibly convey the exciting possibilities at that intersection. Instead, it presents examples and pointers to sites on the World Wide Web and in the physical world where that intersection can be observed and experienced. We urge the reader to treat this report as a primer and guidebook and to seek out instances of IT and creative practicesITCPdirectly."
For further information, please see <http://bob.nap.edu/html/beyond_productivity/>.
Building an Electronic Records Archive at the National Archives and Records Administration: Recommendations for Initial Development, edited by Robert F. Sproull and Jon Eisenberg, Committee on Digital Archiving and the National Archives and Records Administration, Computer Science and Telecommunications Board, National Research Council of the National Academy of Sciences, 2003
"Like its constituent agencies and other organizations, the federal government generates and increasingly saves a large and growing fraction of its records in electronic form. Recognizing the greater and greater importance of these electronic records for its mission of preserving 'essential evidence,' the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) launched a major new initiative, an initial Electronic Records Archives (ERA)...and asked the National Academies' Computer Science and Telecommunications Board (CSTB) to provide independent technical advice on the design of an ERA...This first of two reports is intended to provide quick, preliminary feedback to NARA on lessons it should take from SDSC (San Diego Supercomputer Center) work and to identify key ERA design issues that should be addressed as the ERA procurement process proceeds...The second report, anticipated in late 2003, will provide longer-term strategic recommendations to NARA on how to meet its electronic records archiving challenges."
For further information, please see <http://bob.nap.edu/catalog/10707.html?onpi_listserv072503>.
Information Technology: Care and Handling for the Preservation of CDs and DVDs - A Guide for Librarians and Archivists, by Fred R. Byers, a joint project between the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
"This document describes methods for the care and handling of optical discs for use by librarians and archivists in government, academia, and industry. The description comprises an overview of accumulated industry knowledge and results of specific studies by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)."
"The document provides guidance on how to maximize the lifetime and usefulness of optical discs, specifically CD and DVD media, by minimizing chances of information loss caused by environmental influences or physical handling. Discrete topic areas include prevention of premature degradation; prevention of information loss; CD and DVD structure; disc life expectancy; and conditions that affect optical discs. Other issues relevant to management or maintenance of optical systems are beyond the scope of this document. Excluded, for example, are such issues as care and maintenance of the disc drive device and associated hardware and software; digital rights and related legal questions; and methods of making, sending, and receiving digital copies, including analog-digital conversion procedures."
"It must be acknowledged, moreover, that this document is intended neither to represent nor imply a standard. It is merely a consensus of several reliable sources on the prudent care of CDs and DVDs."
For further information, please see <http://www.itl.nist.gov/div895/carefordisc/>.
Work Package 4: Stakeholder Requirements of External Content in Institutional Portals, by Liz Pearce and Ruth Martin, 24 July 2003
This Deliverable "aimed to provide consultation with stakeholders regarding the inclusion of external resources in institutional portals. The report highlights the view of a range of stakeholders, including publishers, content brokers, students and support staff...The report is available at <www.fair-portal.hull.ac.uk/downloads/contentreq.pdf>. Further information about the work package and its associated documentation can be found at <www.fair-portal.hull.ac.uk/WP4.html>."
Work Package 10: A Beginners Guide to uPortal, by Lee Chamberlain, Margaret Nah Juahkah, and Robert Sherratt, 4 July 2003
Focused on how to install and operate uPortal, the report is available at <www.fair-portal.hull.ac.uk/downloads/uPortalGuide1.pdf>."
Work Package 13: Survey Tool Kit
This survey tool kit has been developed due to the success of, and interest in, the Your Portal Priorities survey - developed as part of WP3. "Working in association with the JISC funded Iconex project the survey tool kit allows institutions to develop their own interactive, or text based, online survey. The tool kit will be used within work package 13 and is available for institutions to use when undertaking their own user requirements and/or evaluation activities. For further information about Work Package 13, see <www.fair-portal.hull.ac.uk/WP13.html>."
For further information, please see <http://www.fair-portal.hull.ac.uk/deliverables.html>.
"Check out the New Library", a Forum discussion with Clifford Lynch, Director of CNI (the Coalition for Networked Information), Ubiquity, an ACM IT Magazine and Forum
"CNI is an organization dedicated to supporting the transformative promise of networked information technology for the advancement of scholarly communication and the enrichment of intellectual productivity." "Clifford Lynch has been the Director of the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) since July 1997. Prior to joining CNI, Lynch spent 18 years at the University of California Office of the President, the last 10 as Director of Library Automation."
In this Ubiquity Forum discussion, Lynch discusses "information creation, management and organization in the digital environment."
For further information, please see <http://www.acm.org/ubiquity/interviews/c_lynch_1.html>.
"WebJunction is an online community of libraries and other agencies sharing knowledge and experience to provide the broadest public access to information technology. In this WebJunction article, community member Greg Schwartz explains what blogs are and why librarians should care about them."
An excerpt from the article follows: "Blogs are a simple and efficient way for librarians to stay informed and for libraries to disseminate information in a timely manner. The format's central benefits are ease of use and clear presentation of updated content. Many blogging tools are designed to make publishing easy, regardless of the user's technological skill level...Part of the magic of weblogs is the way they can be used to accomplish so many different things and cover so many diverse areas of life. The potential for using blogs in libraries is only just beginning to be fully explored. As more libraries experiment with providing regularly updated content, they discover new types of content to provide. The future is as limitless as the imagination and innovation of the librarians who use them."
For further information, please see <http://www.webjunction.org/do/DisplayContent?id=1432>.
ACRL 11th National Conference Materials, Association of College & Research Libraries
Papers and other materials from the ACRL 11th National Conference are now available online. Offerings include papers, which are indexed by both Author and by Title, e-Learning Webcasts, and Audiocassettes and CDs. You may also order Conference Proceedings.
For further information, please see <http://www.ala.org/Content/NavigationMenu/ACRL/Events_and_Conferences/ACRLs_11th_National_Conference.htm>.
Web-Wise 2003 Conference Papers, Sustaining Digital Resources, Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), First Monday
IMLS hosted the 4th Annual Web-Wise Conference on 26 - 28 February 2003 in Washington, D.C., USA. "IMLS has been funding digitization projects since 1998. Sessions...highlight outstanding digital projects as well as discussions by experts on issues in digital preservation and business models for sustainability."
Selected papers from this 4th Annual Web-Wise conference were published in First Monday, a peer-reviewed journal on the Internet, as Volume 8, Number 5 - May 5th 2003.
For further information, please see <http://firstmonday.org/issues/issue8_5/>.
Point to Point
Survey of Scientific and Technological Information Needs in Less-Developed and Developing Countries, Section of Science and Technology Libraries, International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA)
"This Web site brings together journal articles, publications, reports, conference proceedings, research, and Web sites on the needs of scientific and technological libraries in less-developed and developing countries. The literature survey includes both the activities of scientific and technological libraries as well as the needs of scientists and technologists and the implication on libraries. Due to its multi-disciplinary nature and the number of publications, this survey cannot include all relevant literature; its aim is to include representative literature covering all pertinent aspects and disciplines. Geographic coverage includes Africa, Asia, and South America. Languages concentrate on the five official IFLA languages: English, French, German, Russian, and Spanish. The literature search focuses on the fields of library and information science, and the subject disciplines of computer science, physics, chemistry, mathematics, astronomy, and geology. Year of publication goes back retrospectively as far as 1990. When available, links have been provided to fulltext documents. In most cases only bibliographic citations will be given, but in some, abstracts are included with the permission of the database producer, such as Library and Information Science Abstracts (LISA) and ERIC."
Survey findings are conveniently and usefully organized by: Author, Title, Subject, and by geographic location.
For further information, please see <http://www.ifla.org/VII/s7/projects/author.htm>.
Music Information Retrieval Research Bibliography (MIRBIB), maintained by Dr. J. Stephen Downie, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Development funding has been provided by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
"This Music Information Retrieval Annotated Bibliography Website is a Web-based, two-level collection of annotated bibliographies:
For further information, please see <http://music-ir.org/research_home.html>.
LISnews.Com: Wireless, Librarian & Information Science News
LISnews.com announces the creation of LISnews.Com: Wireless, a new blog, created and maintained by Bill Drew, Morrisville State College Library "for and about libraries with WLANs...Initially LISnews.Com: Wireless blog will be used for news and announcements on WLANs and libraries. This will include additions to the Wireless librarian website. The LibWireless list will continue as a vehicle to provide discussion and support. There will be overlap between the two. Where it goes from there depends on how it is used and what kind of comments and stories are sent in...[It will include] stories from the computer press on general articles about WLANs and WiFi as well as articles targeted at libraries."
Also available via RSS feed. Please see <http://wireless.lisnews.com/> for further information.
Whitepapers for 3-Day Course in Document Imaging and Document Management, by Steve Gilheany, Archive Builders.
Archive Builders assists organizations with their plans for document management, document imaging systems and digital libraries. One of the most valuable services provided is advice and discussion of document management plans drawn up by organizations considering a system installation. Archive Builders also offers onsite systems analysis, requirements planning and assistance in writing system specifications. Archive Builders' materials are used in the UCLA Extension and other classes. Courtesy of Archive Builders, white papers are available free for download.
For those who are able to attend in person, the Fall 2003 courses are:
For further information, please see <http://www.archivebuilders.com/whitepapers/index.html>.
Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography, Version 50: 8/29/03, by Charles W. Bailey
Developed and maintained by Charles W. Bailey, Jr., Assistant Dean for Systems, University Libraries, University of Houston, this selective periodical bibliography presents selected English-language articles, books, and other printed and electronic sources that are useful in understanding scholarly electronic publishing efforts on the Internet. Most sources have been published between 1990 and the present; however, a limited number of key sources published prior to 1990 are also included. Where possible, links are provided to sources that are freely available on the Internet.
Located at <http://info.lib.uh.edu/sepb/sepb.html>, the bibliography is available in HTML, PDF, and Microsoft Word formats.
Calls for Participation
Mellon Fellowships for Dissertation Research, Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR). Complete applications (including transcripts and references) must be postmarked to CLIR by 14 November 2003, or if mailed from outside the US, by 1 November 2003 .
"The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) is pleased to offer fellowships funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for dissertation research in the humanities in original sources. The purposes of this fellowship program are to:
For further information, please see <http://www.clir.org/fellowships/mellon/mellon.html>.
Nominations sought for 2004 ASCLA awards, Century Scholarship, Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA), American Library Association (ALA). Call for Nominations. The deadline for submissions is 15 December 2003.
"Each year, the Association for Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) awards program recognizes outstanding achievement by librarians and libraries for significant current or past achievements such as publications, program development, and leadership in the profession. Awards may include a citation and/or a cash award. ASCLA awards may be made to individuals or groups. Depending on the terms of the award, recipients need not necessarily be ASCLA members."
The Awards Programs includes the:
"For more information, please see the full press release at <http://www.ala.org/Template.cfm?Section=Press_Releases&template=/contentmanagement/contentdisplay.cfm&ContentID=41328>, visit the ASCLA Web site at <http://www.ala.org/Content/NavigationMenu/ASCLA/ASCLA.htm> and/or contact Eileen Hardy at the ASCLA Office, 800/545-2433, ext. 4398 or 312/280-4398, e-mail: <[email protected]>. The chair of the ASCLA Awards Committee is Barratt Wilkins, <[email protected]>."
RUSA Awards Program, Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), American Library Association (ALA). Call for Nominations. The deadline for submissions is 15 December 2003.
"RUSA recognizes outstanding achievement by members of the library profession. These awards honor librarians, publishers, libraries, and authors for significant current or past achievements such as publications, program development, and leadership in the profession."
"RUSA currently administers fourteen major awards. Awards may include a citation and may also include a cash award. RUSA awards may be made to individuals or groups. Depending on the terms of the award, recipients need not necessarily be members of RUSA. All RUSA awards must conform to the guidelines contained in the Awards Manual of the American Library Association. Information on qualifications for the particular awards is provided on the individual award pages. Contact information for committee chairs is also included. Awards are presented at the following ALA Annual Conference."
For further information, please see <http://www.ala.org/RUSAMAINTemplate.cfm?Section=RUSA>.
Journal of Digital Libraries, Special issue on Digital Museums. Call for papers. The deadline for submissions is 31 December 2003.
"Museums play an important role in collecting, organizing, conserving, and exhibiting the cultural and artistic heritage of the world. With the development of digital museums, the muesum collections may now be digitized and disseminated in digital form using new media and networked channels."
"Recognizing the importance of the research in digital museum issues, the Journal of Digital Libraries is organizing a special issue on Digital Museums. The primary focus of this special issue will be on high-quality original unpublished research, case studies, as well as implementation experiences in the areas pertaining to the issues in digital museums."
For further information, please contact Jen-Shin Hong <email@example.com>, Martin Doerr, <firstname.lastname@example.org>, or Jieh Hsiang, <email@example.com> .
ICINCO 2004 - International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics, 25 - 28 August 2004, Setúbal, Portugal. Call for papers. The submission date is 15 February 2004.
"The purpose of the 1st International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics (ICINCO) is to bring together researchers, engineers and practitioners interested in the application of informatics to Control, Automation and Robotics. Three simultaneous tracks will be held, covering Intelligent Control Systems, Optimization, Robotics, Automation, Signal Processing, Systems Modeling and Control."
"Informatics applications are pervasive in many areas of Control, Automation and Robotics; This conference intends to emphasize this connection; therefore, authors should highlight the benefits of Information Technology (IT) in these areas. Ideas on how to solve problems using IT, both in R&D and industrial applications, are welcome. Papers describing advanced prototypes, systems, tools and techniques and general survey papers indicating future directions are also encouraged...Accepted papers, presented at the conference by one of the authors, will be published in the Proceedings of ICINCO, with an ISBN. Acceptance will be based on quality, relevance and originality. Both full research reports and work-in-progress reports are welcome. There will be both oral and poster sessions."
For further information, please see <http://www.icinco.org/~jdl/>.
2003 UMUC Intellectual Property in Academia Workshop Series, asynchronous online workshop series. Workshop 1, 22 October - 5 November 2003; Workshop 2, 10 November - 21 November 2003; and Workshop 3, 10 February - 28 February 2004.
"The Center for Intellectual Property at the University of Maryland University College will once again host its annual asynchronous online workshop series that has proven to be of interest to faculty, university counsel, librarians, instructional design and information professionals. Each workshop will last approximately two weeks, providing the participants with an in-depth understanding of core intellectual property issues facing higher education."
The three sessions are:
Implementing the T.E.A.C.H. Act
October 22 - November 5, 2003
Moderated by Kenneth Crews
Virtual Intellectual Property Scholar, CIP-UMUC,
Associate Dean & Director, Copyright Management Center,
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)
Balancing Acts: Fair Use and Digital Content
November 10 - November 21, 2003
Moderated by Georgia Harper
Manager, Intellectual Property Section of The University of Texas System Office of General Counsel
Preventing Plagiarism Toolbox
February 10-February 28, 2004
Moderated by Kimberly Kelley
Associate Provost and Executive Director, Center for Intellectual Property and Copyright in the Digital Environment
University of Maryland University College
For further information, please see <http://www.umuc.edu/distance/odell/cip/ipa>.
The Next Generation of Access: OpenURL and Metasearch, two one-day workshops, National Information Standards Organization (NISO), 29 - 30 October 2003, Washington, DC, USA.
"On October 29 and 30 NISO will hold two one-day conferences to inform you about the two leading standards initiatives that promise to re-shape information access for all actors in the information delivery equation publisher, aggregator, librarian, student, scholar and author. You can attend one or both events. Both meetings will be held at the conference center at the American Geophysical Union in Washington, DC."
"Directed to librarians, publishers and vendors, this workshop will help you understand how the Open URL standard and other linking initiatives support a rich linking environment that enhances the value and usability of information products. The workshop will explain link resolvers and knowledge databases, and the respective roles of content providers, librarians and vendors in implementing the current standard. An update from NISO members on new standards and guidelines will help you plan for future enhancements and suggest how you can encourage and participate in new developments."
"Whether you are an expert or a novice, this workshop will give you a deeper understanding of the metasearch services now on the market and provide an overview of pending developments. You'll hear from ILMS vendors, online service providers and metasearch producers as well as from librarians. The implementation process and impact on the library and its users will be discussed. NISO members who are involved in new metasearch standards initiatives will describe how their efforts to produce guidelines, identify best practices and develop new standards will help address current concerns."
For further information, please see <http://www.niso.org/news/events_workshops/MS-2003_workshop.html>.
ACM SIGMM 2003 Conference, Special Interest Group on MultiMedia, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), 2 - 8 November 2003, Berkeley, California, USA.
"SIGMM provides a forum for researchers, engineers, and practitioners in all aspects of multimedia computing, communication, storage, and applications."
"Multimedia goes beyond just text and images to include continuous media (e.g., audio, video, and animation). It is an interdisciplinary field with research collaboration with SIGOPS, SIGCOMM, SIGGRAPH, SIGCHI, and signal processing researchers."
"SIGMM is chartered as a conference-only SIG. Most of the effort and energy is related to the Annual International Conference on Multimedia, along with other conferences that are supported and/or sponsored by SIGMM. The other activities will center around the web site and the mailing list to provide collections of resources for practitioners and researchers."
For further information, please see <http://www.acm.org/sigmm/mm2003/>.
Internet Librarian 2003, 3 - 5 November 2003, Monterey, California, USA.
"The Internet is our backbone and it continues to provide us with opportunities to streamline our operations, improve and enhance our customer relationships, develop new applications, and more. Keeping up with the new tools and techniques is always a challenge. Internet Librarian 2003 focuses on Cool Tools for Internet Content Pros as well as exciting applications and opportunities for Internet librarians and content pros in all kinds of libraries."
This is a "conference for information professionals who are using, developing, and embracing Internet, Intranet, Extranet and Web-based strategies in their roles as information architects and navigators, Webmasters and Web managers, content evaluators and developers, taxonomists, searchers, trainers, guides, and more. This comprehensive conference and exhibition offers a wide-ranging program designed to meet the needs of librarians, information managers, systems professionals, researchers and information specialists."
"Internet Librarian 2003, including Internet@Schools 2003, caters to all interests and all levels of knowledge with four simultaneous tracks plus many workshop and networking opportunities. This year's tracks and themes encompass:
"Speakers are knowledgeable, authoritative and focus on practical applications, new tools and techniques, case studies as well as technical and managerial issues."
For additional information, please see <http://www.infotoday.com/il2003/>.
ACM CIKM 2003, 12th International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, 3 - 8 November 2003, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
"The ACM Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM) provides an international forum for presentation and discussion of research on information and knowledge management, as well as recent advances on data and knowledge bases. The purpose of the conference is to identify challenging problems facing the development of future knowledge and information systems, and to shape future directions of research by soliciting and reviewing high quality, applied and theoretical research findings."
For details and additional information, please see <http://bit.csc.lsu.edu/~cikm2003/>.
DOA/OBASE/CoopIS 2003, International Federated Conferences, "On the Move to Meaningful Internet Systems and Ubiquitous Computing", 3 - 7 November 2003, Sicily, Italy.
"All three conferences are about the distributed and ubiquity aspects of modern computing systems, and the resulting application-pull created by the Internet and the so-called 'Semantic Web'. For DOA'03, the primary emphasis is on the distributed object infrastructure; for ODBASE'03, it is on the knowledge bases and methods required for enabling semantical use; and for CoopIS'03, it is on the interaction of such technology and methods within an organization or network of organizations. As they must, these subject areas overlap and, in fact, the organizers [have] specifically welcomed submissions in any of the areas that also emphasize the envisaged impact on or from relevant issues in the others. To stimulate this cross-pollination, a common program of representative keynote speakers, a joint tutorial program, and a common Industry Track that runs parallel with the entire event are being assembled."
For additional information, please see <http://www.cs.rmit.edu.au/fedconf/>.
WRSM 2003, Workshop on Reliable and Secure Middleware, 3 - 7 November 2003, Sicily, Italy. Part of DOA 2003.
"The purpose of this one-day workshop is to provide a forum for researchers and practitioners from both industry and academia to discuss the latest practices in building reliable and secure distributed object infrastructures, to explore ways of making today's middleware technologies more robust, and to investigate the enhancement of existing reliable, secure middleware with other '-ilities'."
"The Workshop [has solicited] contributions on topics related to, but not limited to, the following:
For additional information, please see <http://www-2.cs.cmu.edu/~priya/DOA2003/WRSM.html>.
Off the Wall and Online: Providing Web Access to Cultural Collections, NorthEast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC), 4 - 5 November 2003, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
"This conference explores digitization for collections management and education in museums and other cultural institutions of all sizes. The faculty includes museum and library professionals, technical experts, educators, and administrators who will discuss a broad range of highly relevant topics, including:
"This conference is designed for museums and other cultural institutions that are digitizing or planning to digitize collections for collections management, education, or both. Museum administrators, educators, collections management staff, and digital project managers are the primary audience. Staff from other cultural institutions, such as libraries, archives, and historical societies will also find much worthwhile content in the sessions offered."
For further information, please see <http://www.nedcc.org/owolnv/owol1.htm>.
EDUCAUSE 2003 Annual Conference, Balancing Opportunities, Expectations, and Resources, 4 - 7 November 2003, Anaheim, California, USA.
"The broad size and scope of the EDUCAUSE annual conference ensure a wealth of opportunities to garner fresh ideas and useful information and to build a stronger network of colleagues in the field. As the premier information technology gathering for higher education, this event draws attendees from all professional levels, from institutions of all sizes and types, and from across the United States and around the world."
For further information, please see <http://www.educause.edu/conference/annual/2003/>.
IADIS International Conference WWW - Internet 2003, 5 - 8 November 2003, Algarve, Portugal.
The IADIS WWW/Internet 2003 conference aims to address the main issues of concern within the Internet, particularly the World Wide Web (WWW). The WWW and the Internet in general have developed rapidly in recent years. Issues of concern are no longer just technical but other, non-technical issues of concern have arisen as well. This conference aims to cover both technological as well as non-technological issues related to these developments.
For additional information, please see <http://www.iadis.org/icwi2003>.
Museum Computer Network 31st Annual Meeting, Balancing Museum Technology and Transformation, 5 - 8 November 2003, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
"The 2003 MCN Conference, "Balancing Museum Technology and Transformation" has teamed with three other organizations to offer an unprecedented set of educational opportunities. In conjunction with MCN, The Northeast Document Conservation Center ("NEDCC") will present their superlative, two-day-long "Off the Wall and Online" workshop, beginning the day before the MCN Conference kicks off. The Research Libraries Group ("RLG") is presenting a hands-on XML development workshop where students will learn to work with the encoding scheme that is becoming the industry standard for the transmission of archival, museum and library data. The Visual Resources Association ("VRA") the leading professional organization for image librarians and archivists is sponsoring a session at the MCN meeting addressing a variety of pressing issues surrounding digital asset management and intellectual property rights. Above this, the program content has attracted many exhibitors, all of whom will be showcasing the latest and best they have to offer to you and to your institution."
For additional information, please see <http://www.mcn.edu/Mcn2003/confmain/index.html>.
23rd Annual Charleston Conference Issues in Book and Serial Acquisition, The Games People Play, 5 - 8 November 2003, Charleston, South Carolina, USA.
"The Charleston Conference is an informal annual gathering of librarians, publishers, and vendors of library materials to discuss issues of importance to them all...The Conference does not have exhibits and is not attached to any professional organization. It is designed to be a collegial gathering of individuals from different areas who discuss the same issues in a non-threatening, friendly, and highly informal environment."
"Presidents of companies discuss and debate with library directors, acquisitions librarians, reference librarians, serials librarians, collection development librarians, and many, many others."
"Can librarians and vendors create a mutually satisfying environment where libraries can afford to buy the materials they need and vendors can still maintain a healthy profit? Can publishers keep prices down while costs escalate? How is the market being impacted by the Internet and electronic publishing? What are the rights and responsibilities of each of the parties involved?"
"From the librarian of a small library to the CEO of a major corporation, they all stand and make their voices heard. The tone is casual, the talk irreverent, and the answers are far from simple."
For further information, please see <http://www.katina.info/conference/>.
ECEL 2003, 2nd European Conference on eLearning, Management Centre International Limited (MCIL), 6 - 7 November 2003, Glasgow, United Kingdom.
"The 2nd European Conference on e-Learning (ECEL) is an opportunity for academics, practitioners and consultants from Europe and elsewhere who are involved in the study, management, development and implementation of web enabled and ICT initiatives in the learning and teaching sectors as well as the professions to come together and exchange ideas and examples of best practice."
For further information, including a list of suggested topics for papers, please see <http://www.mcil.co.uk/ecel/2p-ecel2003-home.htm>.
E-Learn 2003, Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), 7 - 11 November 2003, Phoenix, Arizona, USA.
"E-Learn 2003 - World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, & Higher Education is an international conference organized by the Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE) and co-sponsored by the International Journal on E-Learning...This annual conference serves as a multi-disciplinary forum for the exchange of information on research, development, and applications of all topics related to e-Learning in the Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education sectors."
For further information, please see <http://www.aace.org/conf/eLearn/call.htm>.
First International Workshop on Web-based Collaboratories (Wbc-2003), from centres without walls to virtual communities of practice, 8 November 2003, Algarve, Portugal. In connection with IADIS 2003.
"The workshop intends to explore research, design and evaluation of web-based collaboratories. Recent developments of collaboratories broaden the original vision of a distributed science laboratory towards the emerging notion of collaboratories in use. Collaboratories in use intend to foster interactive knowledge production and integration amongst participants with initially diverse disciplinary or cultural backgrounds who have a domain or a task in common. Examples include collaboratories in rural tele-medicine, cross-national film research and design collaboratories. The evolving practices of creation and integration of knowledge in such collaboratories open up to new design and evaluation methods and development of new theory. So far, each collaboratory has been built as an independent effort. For future development of methods for design and evaluation of collaboratories, there is a need to exchange experience and lessons learnt from designers, researchers and users on developments of collaboratories in use."
"Intended for academics and practitioners with experience and interest in design, use and evaluation of web-based collaboratories."
For further information, please
VRD 2003, The Virtual Reference Desk 5th Annual Conference, "Reference Roundup", 17 - 18 November 2003, San Antonio, Texas, USA.
"This conference explores the nature of Internet-based question-and-answer service within a broad range of contexts, including libraries and information centers, government, business, education, and other industry sectors or organizations, as well as the specific issues involved in providing any type of digital reference service. Authors are encouraged to examine issues, identify practices, and propose organizational and technological systems, standards, and practices that advance the state of reference librarianship as practiced in a digital environment."
ECKM 2003, 4th European Conference on Knowledge Management, 18 - 19 September 2003, Oxford, United Kingdom. For further information, please see <http://www.mcil.co.uk/2o-eckm2003-home.htm>.
Changing Images: The role of photographic collections in a digital age, an International SEPIA Conference, 18 - 20 September 2003, Helsinki, Finland. For further information, please see <http://www.knaw.nl/ecpa/sepia/conference.html>.
Libraries Without Walls 5, The Distributed Delivery of Library and Information Services, CERLIM (Centre for Research in Library and Information Management), 19 - 23 September 2003, Lesvos, Greece. For further information, please see <http://www.cerlim.ac.uk/conf/lww5/>.
IFIP I3E 2003, 3rd IFIP Conference on E-Commerce, E-business, and E-government, 21 - 24 September 2003, Säo Paulo, Brazil. For further information, please see <http://www.cenpra.gov.br/noticiaseeventos/I3E_conference/index.htm>.
IALL 2003, 22nd Annual Course on International Law Librarianship, New Rights - New Laws: Legal Information in a Changing World, International Association of Law Libraries, 21 - 25 September 2003, Cape Town, South Africa. For further information, please see <http://www.iall.org/iall2003/>.
International Symposium on Information and Communication Technologies, 24 - 26 September 2003, Dublin, Ireland. For further information, please see <http://www.ac.aup.fr/~roda/DigitalInteraction/>.
DC2003, 2003 Dublin Core Conference, Supporting Communities of Discourse and PracticeMetadata Research and Applications, 28 September - 2 October 2003, Seattle, Washington, USA. For additional information, please see <http://dc2003.ischool.washington.edu/index.html>.
Thesauri and Taxonomies: an international conference and workshop, MultiTes, 29 - 30 September 2003, London, United Kingdom. For further information, please see <http://www.multites.com/conference03.htm>.
ISKO 2004, 8th International Conference of International Society of the Knowledge Organization, Knowledge Organization and the Global Information Society, 13 - 16 July 2004, London, United Kingdom. Call for Papers. The deadline for submissions is 30 September 2003. For further information, please see <http://www.ucl.ac.uk/isko2004>.
Museums and the Web 2004, 31 March - 3 April 2004, Washington, DC, USA. Call for Papers. The deadline for submissions is 30 September 2003. For further information, please see <http://www.archimuse.com/mw2004/>.
NASIG 2004 Annual Conference, Growth, Creativity, and Collaboration: Great visions on a Great Lake, North American Serials Interest Group, 17 - 20 June 2004, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA. Second Call for Proposals. The deadline is 1 October 2003. For further information, please see <http://www.nasig.org/public/cfp2004.htm>.
IUI/CADUI 2004, Intelligent User Interfaces and Computer-Aided Design of User Interfaces, 13 - 16 January 2004, Island of Madeira, Portugal. Call for Papers. The deadline for submissions is 1 October 2003. For further information, please see <http://www.iuiconf.org>.
Religious Book Culture in Hungary and Europe from the end of the 15th century to the late 18th century, 1 - 3 October 2003, Sarospatak, Hungary (with a track on digitization and e-libraries). For more information, please see <http://www.gradatio.hu/nagykonyvtar/conference>.
2003 LITA National Forum: Putting Technology Into Practice, 2 - 5 October 2003, Norfolk, Virginia, USA. For additional information, please see <http://www.lita.org/forum03/propcall.html>.
Journal of Digital Information, Special issue on New Applications of Knowledge Organization Systems. Call for papers. The deadline for submission is 7 October 2003. For additional information, please see <http://jodi.ecs.soton.ac.uk/calls/newnkos.html>.
WSCG 2004, 12th International Conference in Central Europe on Computer Graphics, Visualization and Computer Vision'2004, 2 - 6 February 2004, Plzen, Czech Republic. Call for Papers. The deadline for submissions is 9 October 2003. For further information, please see <http://wscg.zcu.cz>.
ICEIS 2004, 6th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems, 14 - 17 April 2004, Porto, Portugal. Call for Papers. The deadline for submissions is 15 October 2003. For further information, please see <http://www.iceis.org/>.
IS&T Archiving Conference, in conjunction with the 2004 TAGA (Technical Association of the Graphic Arts) Annual Conference, 20 - 23 April 2004, San Antonio, Texas, USA. Call for Papers. The deadline for submissions is 15 October 2003. For further information, please see <http://www.imaging.org/conferences/archiving2004>.
DIAL 2004, International Workshop on Document Image Analysis for Libraries, 23 - 24 January 2004, Palo Alto, California, USA. Call for Papers. The deadline for submissions is 15 October 2003. For further information, please see <http://www.cedar.buffalo.edu/DIAL2004/>.
RESONANCES 2003, International Convention on Technologies for Music (IRCAM), 15 - 24 October 2003, Paris, France. For further information, please see <http://resonances.ircam.fr/rubrique.php3?id_rubrique=2>.
Encoding Digital Video for Network Delivery, BUFVC (British Universities Film & Video Council), 16 and/or 17 October 2003, (Introduction and/or Advanced), London, United Kingdom. For further information, please see <http://www.bufvc.ac.uk/courses/course_details.html>.
4th Annual Conference of the Association of Internet Researchers, Internet Research (IR) 4.0: Broadening the Band, 16 - 19 October 2003, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. For additional information, please see <http://aoir.org/2003/>.
ASIS&T 2003 Annual Conference, Humanizing Information Technology: From Ideas to Bits and Back, American Society for Information Science and Technology, 19 - 22 October 2003, Long Beach, California, USA. For further information, please see <http://www.asis.org/Conferences/AM03/>.
New Review of Hypermedia and Multimedia, Special issue on Hypermedia beyond the Desktop. Call for papers. The deadline for submission is 20 October 2003. For further information, please see <http://www.comp.glam.ac.uk/pages/research/hypermedia/nrhm/call.htm>.
Open Access to the Data and Results of the Sciences and Humanities, 20 - 22 October 2003, Berlin, Germany. For further information, please see <http://www.zim.mpg.de/openaccess-berlin/index.html>.
ISWC2003, 2nd International Semantic Web Conference, in conjunction with K-CAP 2003, 20 - 26 October 2003, Sanibel Island, Florida, USA. For further information, please see <http://iswc2003.semanticweb.org/>.
K-CAP 2003, 2nd International Conference on Knowledge Capture, held in conjunction with ISWC2003, 23 - 26 October 2003, Sanibel Island, Florida, USA. For further information, please see <http://sern.ucalgary.ca/ksi/K-CAP/K-CAP2003/>.
EEI21 - 2003, Ethics of Electronic Information in the 21st Century (EEI21) Symposium, 23 - 26 October 2003, Memphis, Tennessee, USA. For additional information, please see <http://www.memphis.edu/ethics21/03eei/>.
ISMIR 2003, 4th International Conference on Music Information Retrieval, 26 - 30 October 2003, Baltimore, Maryland, USA. For further information, please see <http://ismir2003.ismir.net/>.
8th International Conference on Interlending and Document Supply, 28 - 31 October 2003, Canberra, Australia. For further information, please see <http://www.nla.gov.au/ilds/>.
RCDL 2003 - 5th National Russian Research Conference, 29 - 31 October 2003, Saint Petersburg, Russia. For further information, please see <http://www.rcdl2003.spbu.ru/en/news.html>.
DLKC'04, International Symposium on Digital Libraries and Knowledge Communities in Networked Information Society, 2 - 5 March 2004, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan. Call for Papers. The deadline for submissions is 31 October 2003. For further information, please see <http://www.kc.tsukuba.ac.jp/dlkc/>.
Gulbenkian Prize for UK Museums and Galleries. Open to all registered museums and galleries in the UK. Call for Entries. The deadline for submission is 31 October 2003. For further information, please see <http://www.gulbenkian.org.uk/prize/>.
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