In October 2001, Collection Description Focus, based at UKOLN, and CIMI, a consortium of cultural heritage institutions and organizations, conducted a survey of activity in the area of collection-level description. A summary report based on the responses received is now available.
The report is at http://www.ukoln.ac.uk/cd-focus/questionnaire/report.html>.
ERCIM NEWS No 49, Special issue on the theme of Information Security, April 2002, published by the European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics (ERCIM).
The introduction to the theme of "Information Security" is by Michael Waidner, IBM Zurich Research Lab, Switzerland, and is followed by more than two-dozen articles by researchers throughout the world. A sample of titles includes:
The table of contents for the April issue of ERCIM NEWS is at http://www.ercim.org/publication/Ercim_News/enw49/>.
Point to Point
LITA Top Tech Trends: January 2002
Annually at the ALA Midwinter Conference, a group of experts puts together a list of what they feel will be the top tech trends for the coming year. This year's list of experts included:
Joan Frye Williams
For each of the listed trends, there are links to several resources on that trend topic.
LITA's Top Tech Trends for 2002 are at http://www.lita.org/committe/toptech/mw2002.htm>.
Digital Reference Services Bibliography, Bernie Sloan, March 2002.
Bernie Sloan, Senior Library Information Systems Consultant, University of Illinois Office for Planning and Budgeting, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign has updated his bibliography on digital reference services. The following is an excerpt from his announcement about the update:
"This updates my original digital reference services bibliography, posted in November 2000, and now includes the citations from my supplement to that bibliography, posted in July 2001. This bibliography also includes more than 100 added entries that are not represented in the original or the supplement (new entries are marked in red)."
"The more than 400 items listed in this bibliography relate to the topic of online or virtual or digital reference services, i.e., the provision of reference services, involving collaboration between library user and librarian, in a computer-based medium."
"About 45% of the items listed in this bibliography are available via the Web. Links have been provided to direct you to those resources."
The update bibliography on digital reference services is at http://www.lis.uiuc.edu/~b-sloan/digiref.html>.
Calls for Participation
EurAsia-ICT 2002 Workshop, 29 - 31 October 2002, Tehran, Iran. Call for Workshop Proposals. The deadline for submissions is 1 May 2002.
"Following the efforts of the European Union countries to deepen the scientific relationship with Middle-East countries the Austrian Computer Society and the Technology Cooperation Office of the Iran Presidency takes the initiative to launch a Eurasian Conference in the area of Information and Communication Technology. EURASIA-ICT will be held at the Iran’s International Conference Center in Tehran from Tuesday, 29th to Thursday 31st October 2002."
"The aim of this conference is to bring together scientists from the supercontinent of Eurasia for an improvement of mutual relations as well as an enhancement of scientific cooperation in the field of Information and Communication Technology. Beside the scientific field several cultural activities will be planned for the enjoyment of conference attendees."
"The workshops are intended to provide opportunity to meet and discuss selected topics on Information and Communication Technology. Members from all sections of the Information and Communication Technology community are invited to submit workshop proposals for review. Workshops will be typically full day in length, although two-days proposals will be considered. Attendees at workshops must register for the EurAsia-ICT-conference."
For further information, please see <http://www.eurasia-ict.org/Workshops.htm>.
Digital libraries have great potential to help people organize, access and share information in powerful ways. However, the cost for the user is a huge learning curve, and most existing libraries do not provide sufficient or appropriate feedback and guidance to users to enable them to acquire expertise appropriately rapidly and easily. This workshop will bring together researchers from a variety of disciplines to share insights, methods and findings about usability and user acceptance of digital libraries. Possible topics include:
For further information, please see <http://www.cs.mdx.ac.uk/ridl/jcdl02.html>.
ACRL 11th National Conference, Association of College & Research Libraries, 10 – 13 April 2003, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA. Call for Participation. The deadline for submissions of contributed papers, panel sessions, workshops, and preconference subcommittee co-chairs is 31 May 2002.
"Over 200 conference programs will emphasize the need for academic and research librarians to anticipate and prepare for transformations in the profession and will encourage innovative ways to create and implement change. Programs will address a host of issues facing librarians in the 21st century, such as collaborations and competition; teaching and learning; assessment and accountability; technical and access services; the library as people and place; and innovations in academic librarianship....quot;
For further information, please see <http://www.ala.org/acrl/charlotte/>.
Preservation and Conservation Issues Related to Digital Printing and Digital Photography, Second International Conference, 3 - 4 April 2003, London, United Kingdom. Call for Papers. The deadline for submissions is 31 May 2002.
Following the successful October 2000 conference entitled Preservation and Conservation Issues Related to Digital Printing, this second two-day conference for conservators of print and textiles will examine progress in research on inks, substrates and processes used for producing digital prints and photographs for archival storage. "As well as digitally printed materials from the world of fine arts, the growth of digital photography is now introducing new photographic media into the archival system. The aims of this conference are to inform those responsible for the preservation of digitally printed material about developments in digital photography and printing technologies, the progress in research on inks and substrates and their significance for conservation and preservation issues. As with the last conference our aim is also to develop links between industry and the preservation world."
"Once again, the conference will be jointly organised by the London College of Printing and Camberwell College of Arts (The London Institute, England), together with the Printing, Papermaking and Packaging Group of the Institute of Physics, and in association with the Institute of Paper Conservation...The event is aimed at an international audience of conservators, preservation personnel, conservation scientists, photographers, the digital printing industry and ink and paper R&D departments."
"This is a call for technical and research papers and expressions of interest. Poster presentations are also invited. There will be an associated Trade exhibition. Research areas explored in this conference will include:
"Please submit a synopsis of about 100 words by 31st May 2002 to:
Professor Robert Thompson
School of Printing and Publishing
London College of Printing
Elephant and Castle
London SE1 6SB
Tel: +44 (0) 207 514 6701
Fax: +44 (0) 207 514 6756
Special Issue on Information Customization Systems, IEEE Intelligent Systems. Call for Submissions. The deadline for submissions is 11 July 2002.
"IEEE Intelligent Systems seeks general-interest papers on all aspects of artificial intelligence, focusing on the development of the latest research into practical, fielded applications." A bimonthly publication of the IEEE Computer Society, IEEE Intelligent Systems, "reaches an international audience of professionals who specify, design, document, test, use, maintain, purchase, engineer, sell, teach, research, and manage the production of intelligent systems. The readers are particularly interested in learning about new tools, techniques, concepts, and current research and development activities that can be used in real-world applications... IEEE Intelligent Systems emphasizes current practice and experience and promising new ideas that are likely to be used in the near future. We welcome articles on topics across the spectrum of related work."
"With the rapid increase in the number of online resources, the promise of information customization systems (if not their actual utility) is becoming highly attractive. We envision that IC system users will be able to log on to their favorite information devices (wired or wireless) and receive a customized presentation of current information culled from diverse resources. These systems will continuously update this presentation as new information becomes available. They will gracefully adapt to users over time, demonstrating increased accuracy and robustness in relation to users' changing interests. IC systems are different from conventional search engines or database systems. The basic problem IC systems address is identification of relevant information from dynamic resources (resources that are updated frequently) with little or no user intervention. IC systems combine techniques from information retrieval, machine learning, and user-computer interaction, and they perform many of their key functions autonomously (sometimes referred to as agent-driven operations). In a typical IC system, a key operation is learning and modeling the user's interest and task context. On the basis of the user and task models, IC systems take various proactive actions involving resource identification, query formulation and refinement, retrieval, and information organization for their users. Implemented IC systems provide a broad range of services, including information filtering, recommendation, and personalization. Certain key applications, such as recommenders in e-commerce sites, have demonstrated strong utility and have grown in popularity. For certain other applications, such as personalized "My services" in portals (for example, My Yahoo, My Lycos, My Schwab, and so on), the outcome is less clear. The challenges to designing effective IC systems are many. They arise primarily from balancing the demands of modeling the user and task with the demands users place on the system."
This special issue will bring together research on the following three broad categories and other closely related topics. The goal is to attract contributions from academic and industrial IC researchers that present recent findings and point to novel and promising solutions.
"Representation - Interest model capture and representation; User interest shift detection and model adjustment; Task and situation modeling; Interest modeling during rapid domain changes; Interest modeling over multiple domains; Interest modeling for user groups or user communities"
"Interaction - System autonomy versus user control; Transparency and comprehensibility of user and task models; The relationship between interaction and model accuracy; Multimodal interaction and interaction with handheld IC systems"
"Usability - New metaphors and visualizations for user-IC agent communication; The impact of privacy protection functions on IC; Evaluation methodologies for IC systems"
"For additional details, please refer to the Intelligent Systems author guidelines at <http://computer.org/intelligent/author.htm>.
2002 ACM Workshop on Digital Rights Management, in conjunction with the 9th ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS-9), 18 November 2002, Washington, DC, USA. Call for Papers. The deadline for submissions is 15 July 2002.
"Increasingly the Internet is used for the distribution of digital goods, including digital versions of books, articles, music, and images. The ease with which digital goods can be copied and redistributed make the Internet well suited for unauthorized copying, modification and redistribution. The rapid adoption of new technologies such as high-bandwidth connections and peer-to-peer networks is accelerating this process...Digital Rights Management (DRM) systems are supposed to serve mass markets, in which the participants have conflicting goals and cannot be fully trusted. This adversarial situation introduces interesting new twists on classical problems studied in cryptology and security research, such as key management and access control. Furthermore, novel business models and applications often require novel security mechanisms. Recent research has also proposed new primitives for DRM, such as hash functions that make it possible to identify content in an adversarial setting."
This workshop "addresses technical problems faced by rights holders (who seek to protect their intellectual property rights) and by end consumers (who seek to protect their privacy and to preserve access they now enjoy in traditional media under existing copyright law)."
"The workshop seeks submissions from academia and industry presenting novel research on all theoretical and practical aspects of DRM, as well as experimental studies of fielded systems. We strongly encourage submissions from other communities, such as law and business, that present these communities' perspectives on technological issues. Accepted papers will be published in a volume in the Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series."
"In additional, we encourage submissions in the area of Digital Policy Management (DPM). DPM is an emerging technical discipline that deals with the design, analysis, implementation, deployment, and use of efficient and secure technology for automated processing of general information goods (not just entertainment content!) according to programmable rules and policies. Scenarios in which DPM is needed include companies' handling of consumer information according to enterprise-wide privacy policies, distributed policy and trust management for Web services, and policy support for supply-chain management in B2B ecommerce."
"The 2002 Workshop is the second in what we hope will be a yearly forum for papers on all technical, business, and legal aspects of DRM and DPM." For more information about the program of the 2001 workshop, see <http://www.star-lab.com/sander/spdrm>.
"Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following, as they relate to DRM:
"Submissions must not substantially overlap with papers that have been published or that are simultaneously submitted to a journal or a conference with proceedings. Submissions should be at most 15 pages excluding the bibliography and well-marked appendices, using at least 11-point font and reasonable margins. Committee members are not required to read the appendices, and thus submissions should be intelligible without them. Each submission should start with the title, abstract, and names and contact information of authors. The introduction should give background and summarize the contributions of the paper at a level appropriate for a non-specialist reader. Accepted papers will be published in a proceedings in the Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series after the workshop. During the workshop, preproceedings will be made available. Preproceedings contributions will be due approximately one month before the workshop, and final versions approximately one month after; authors will have a chance to revise based on discussions at the workshop before submitting their final versions."
Electronic submissions emailed Joan Feigenbaum at <firstname.lastname@example.org> are preferred. Paper submissions may be sent to:
Program Chair, 2002 ACM DRM Workshop
Computer Science Dept.
51 Prospect Street
New Haven, CT 06511 USA
Phone: +1 203 432 6432
Fax: +1 203 432 0593
Complete information should be available by the end of May 2002 at <http://www.cs.yale.edu/homes/jf/drm02-submit.html>.
Grants to State Library Agencies, Institute of Museum and Library Services. Call for Program Proposals. The deadline for submissions is 31 July 2002.
"The Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) of 1996, a section of the Museum and Library Services Act, promotes access to learning and information resources of all types of libraries for individuals of all ages. Through the legislation, IMLS provides funds to State Library Agencies using a population-based formula. State Libraries may use the appropriation to support statewide initiatives and services; they may also distribute the funds through competitive subgrant competitions or cooperative agreements to public, academic, research, school, and special libraries in their state."
"LSTA outlines two broad priorities for this funding. The first is for activities using technology for information sharing between libraries and between libraries and other community services. The second is for programs that make library resources more accessible to urban, rural, or low-income residents, and others who have difficulty using library services."
"Each state has a five-year plan outlining its state programs. These programs support the LSTA goals, which are to:
For further information, please see <http://www.imls.gov/grants/library/lib_gsla.asp>.
Creating a European Forum for Open Archives Activities, 13 - 14th May 2002, Pisa Italy.
"The "open archives" approach is gaining popularity in the scientific, cultural and learning communities. The technology adopted makes it possible to disseminate and exploit content that is currently not accessible to the wider public at a relatively low cost. If the full potential of this approach is fulfilled, it will have a significant impact on the building of new and more powerful service provision."
"The Open Archives Forum (OA-Forum) is a EC 5th Framework Accompanying Measure for supporting the dissemination of information about European activities that adopt an open-archives based approach. OA-Forum aims at building a forum where European and national initiatives that use this approach can share their experiences and co-ordinate the development of software tools and infrastructures. Special attention is dedicated to those initiatives which are implementing or using the Open Archives Initiative Metadata Harvesting Protocol (http://www.openarchives.org)."
"The First OA-Forum Workshop seeks to bring together researchers, technical implementers and project managers who are experimenting, or are willing to experiment, with the open archives approach. The goal of the Workshop is to set up the basis of a European forum for sharing experiences and solutions and encouraging networking among projects."
"The workshop will consist of both presentations given by invited speakers and small groups breakout sessions where the participants can discuss key issues, possibly raised during the workshop itself." Possible topics include:
"Communities - What communities can benefit from the open archive approach? Do incentives, technical and organizational challenges, etc. differ in different communities? Which communities are already implementing the Open Archive Initiative Metadata Harvesting Protocol or other solutions? What kinds of services are emerging?"
"Definition of the key vocabulary - Can we agree on basic terminology? What are the main concepts that are used in the open archive everyday activity? Do these concepts differ for different communities? Are the definitions of these concepts clear? Can we jointly build a glossary."
"Organizational Issues - What lessons about organizational issues, both barriers to adoption and positive factors, can we learn from early adopters? Which are the business models adopted? Are there issues related to subject-based archives as opposed to institutional-based archives? Can organizations reach consensus on metadata formats?"
"Technical issues - Which kind of software tools are needed to support the open archives approach? What tools are already being used? Who is developing them? In Europe? Elsewhere? Are they available to other implementers? Is there an appropriate "Open Source" environment for these tools?"
"Building services in an open archive environment - What lessons have been learned by early-adopters of the open archives approach in the context of service provision? Can we extend openness to services? How can this be supported? Which kind of organizational and technical infrastructures are needed to facilitate this development?"
"Who Should Attend? People from organisations or projects that implement, or are considering to implement, open archives. Technical, research and project managers who are interested in the open archives approach."
For further information, please see <http://www.oaforum.org/workshops_pisa.php>.
23rd IATUL Annual Conference, Partnerships, Consortia, and 21st Century Library Service, International Association of Technological University Libraries, 2 - 6 June 2002, Kansas City, Missouri, USA.
"The 21st century ushers in a level of cooperation and outreach that is unparalleled in its energy, enthusiasm, and urgency. The information world continues its rapid evolution with an emphasis on strategic alliances. These alliances in the changing worlds of higher education and related institutions, take the form of organizational partnerships, influential consortia, and other affiliations designed to provide creative and flexible service to user groups."
"The IATUL Board, The Linda Hall Library, and the University of Missouri-Kansas City are delighted to welcome colleagues to Kansas City, Missouri and to offer delegates at the 2002 Annual Conference the opportunity to explore library initiatives, information service models, and responses to cooperative activities in this expanding information world. Mr. C. Lee Jones, President of the Linda Hall Library, and Dr. Ted P. Sheldon, Dean of University Libraries at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, invite you to submit a paper or poster and to join the conversation emanating from the conference themes and presentations."
"The conference themes are:
For further information, please see <http://www.lindahall.org/iatul2002/>.
4th DELOS Workshop, Evaluation of digital libraries: Testbeds, measurements, and metrics, 6 - 7 June 2002, Budapest, Hungary.
"The DELOS Working Group 2.1 of the ERCIM DELOS Network of Excellence on Digital Libraries
"Digital libraries can be viewed from a number of perspectives. They can be new forms of information institutions, multimedia information retrieval systems, or information systems that support the creation, use, and searching of digital content. Digital libraries are not an end in themselves; rather, they are enabling technologies for digital asset management, electronic commerce, electronic publishing, teaching and learning, and other activities. Accordingly, digital libraries need to be evaluated in the context of specific applications. The methods and metrics for evaluating digital libraries will vary by whether they are viewed as institutions, as information systems, as new technologies, or as new services."
"The DL research communities need large test beds in order to be able to evaluate and demonstrate new concepts. Research results are most valuable when they are compared with other approaches and validated against many sets of data. Considering users, collections and systems as the major components of a digital library, evaluations may involve only a subset of these components. Besides the evaluation context, the underlying criteria have to be specified. Also, for comparing different evaluations, specification of the test material employed is essential. Since there are no standard description schemes yet and only little work has been done in this area so far, papers on ongoing research are especially invited."
Papers invited for the workshop were to focus on generalizable metrics or that focus on methods and measures specific to individual digital library contexts. These included, but were not limited to, education, publishing, cultural heritage, science and technology, medicine, sound, and images.
"This workshop should bring together researchers from different fields, such as libraries, publishers, computer science, content providers, user communities, and others, in order to exchange their ideas about DL evaluation."
For further information, please see <http://www.sztaki.hu/conferences/deval/>.
Critical Issues in Arts and Technology for Arts Managers, An Extended Discussion of Art, Artists and Technology, 6 - 7 June 2002 and 13 - 15 June 2002, New York, New York, USA.
"This newest course offering of the Program in Arts Administration, Critical Issues in Arts and Technology for Arts Managers will examine critical issues in the continuing use of technology in the arts for arts managers. It will combine relevant intellectual exploration of educational and artistic issues with a focus on practical concerns such as content, protection, function and delivery of technological methods and innovations in the arts with particular emphasis on their effect and demands on arts managers. The purpose of the course is to expand creative thinking for actual and aspiring practitioners in the arts. It will examine some of the conceptual thinking in the area, practical tools, form vs. function, communication and educational challenges, dilemmas and potential. Technology will include the Internet, audio delivery, interactive technology, email, and television."
"Who should attend?
For further information, please see <http://www.tc.columbia.edu/artandtechnology/>.
2002 International Symposium on Technology and Society (ISTAS'02): Social Implications of Information and Communication Technology, 6 - 8 June 2002, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA.
"As the scope and impact of information and communication technology (ICT) has grown, society has begun to struggle with such issues as privacy and security, equitable access, freedom and responsibility in online speech, human-machine interaction, and the impacts of ICT on work, leisure and education. In the rush to develop a faster microprocessor or a “killer” application, it often seems that the engineers and computer scientists responsible for the development of ICT have little or no awareness of these matters. Over the past two decades a growing number of engineers, computer scientists, social scientists and ethicists have begun to focus attention on ethical and socially responsible use of ICT, a difficult task that is compounded by the rapid pace of technological development. The goal of ISTAS’02 is to bring together ICT professionals, computer science and engineering educators, teachers and scholars in the humanities and social sciences, policymakers, students, and ICT users for the purpose of establishing critical dialogue on the social and ethical dimensions of ICT."
For further information, please see <http://www4.ncsu.edu/~jherkert/istas02.html>.
IX International Conference (Crimea 2002): Electronic Resources and the Social Role of Libraries in the Future, 8 - 16 June 2002, Sudak, Autonomous Republic of Crimea, Ukraine.
The Organizing Committee has sought "original research and application-oriented papers, not previously presented elsewhere, which make new contribution to" the following topics for presentations and discussions at sections, round tables, workshops and other events:
"A series of satellite events is also envisaged including annual conferences of library associations and professional groups. The list of sections, round tables, workshops and additional events will be continuously updated and will be finalized by the Program Committee in April 2002."
For further information, please see <http://www.iliac.org/crimea2002/>.
Grindstone Island Summer Programs, Archives and Museum Informatics, 8 June - 26 August 2002, Ontario, Canada.
"On a private 11 acre island in Big Rideau Lake, Ontario, Canada, leaders in cultural informatics offer small-group seminars. A variety of sessions will be offered in the summer of 2002, exploring the latest issues in culture and technology."
|Making Playful Interfaces for Serious Content|
|Connecting with the K-12 Teaching and Learning Community|
|Musée, Médias, Médiation (en français)|
|Web Site Information Architecture: Planning and Designing ...|
|Heritage in 3-D|
|Multimedia Authoring: First Steps ... (bilingual / bilangue)|
|Evaluating Quality and Usability|
"We're also launching a salon series of facilitated discussions, exploring current themes:
|Curators / Multimedia in Exhibits|
"Grindstone Island has been reconfigured as a 21st century retreat and training centre. The island has a wireless network with a high speed connection to the Internet and a networked 12 workstation lab. Conference facilities include teaching and seminar facilities for a dozen participants."
For further information, please see <http://www.archimuse.com/grindstone/>.
1st International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC2002), 9 - 12 June 2002, Sardinia, Italy.
ISWC will be an international forum at which research on all aspects of the Semantic Web will be presented. ISWC 2002 follows on the success of the first Semantic Web Working Symposium (SWWS) held in Stanford in July 2001. ISWC 2002, which will take place on the beautiful Mediterranean island of Sardinia, Italy, begins by a tutorial day and immediately precedes the OntoWeb3 workshop.
ISWC 2002 has invited "submissions related to all aspects of the Semantic Web. Both technical and survey/overview papers are solicited, as well as descriptions of working Semantic Web systems, position statements and reports on work in progress." For a listing of accepted papers, see <http://freeee.free.fr/iswc/accepted.html>.
For further information, please see <http://iswc.semanticweb.org/>.
Introduction to Copyright, ALPSP Training, The Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers, 11 June 2002 and 12 November 2002, London, United Kingdom.
"This course provides an introduction to copyright and how it is used. Delegates will be helped to understand the legal background, and to make sense of their own organisation's contracts and licences. They will learn how copyright is managed in practice in a publishing company, and how to avoid legal pitfalls such as libel and plagiarism. The primary focus of the course will be on journals publishing, although book publishing will be covered if appropriate."
"Topics to be covered include:
"Who should attend? People with 1-3 years' publishing experience in editorial, production or permissions functions; also more senior people wanting a summary overview of the current position."
For further information, please see <http://www.alpsp.org/tJCO110602.htm>.
IASSIST 2002, Accelerating Access: Enhancing Collaboration and Dissemination, 11 - 15 June 2002, Storrs, Connecticut, USA.
"IASSIST conferences bring together data professionals, data producers and data analysts from around the world who are engaged in the creation, acquisition, processing, maintenance, distribution, preservation, and use of numeric social science data for research and instruction."
"Accelerating Access is a theme that characterizes the ever increasing demand for quantitative and qualitative data through the Internet. Our key goal as data providers is to ensure user communities can gain access to and effectively use quantitative and qualitative resources. The conference this year will focus on the capabilities both of Internet technology and of the wider data community in providing support to and partnering with the research and education infrastructure. The influence of evolving web environments for data producers, data archives/data libraries, and end-users will be a key area of exploration. The conference will include papers on collaboration between data professionals and researchers in metadata dissemination and in integration projects, particularly those that have evolved from emerging standards for describing data and documentation. We will also examine the legal and political barriers to web-based data access, and the role of virtual data access in new and emerging economies."
Conference topics will include but not be limited to:
For further information, please see <http://ropercenter.uconn.edu/iassist2002>.
ACM SIGWEB 2002 Hypertext Conference, 11 - 15 June 2002, College Park, Maryland, USA.
"From online documentation aboard aircraft carriers to distance learning degree programs to interactive entertainment, hypertext and hypermedia have transformed our world. The foremost international conference on hypertext and hypermedia, the International Hypertext conference brings together scholars, researchers, and practitioners from a diverse array of disciplines--including computing, literature, law, art, medicine, business, journalism, philosophy, psychology, and engineering--to consider the form, role, and impact of hypertext and hypermedia. Hypertext 2002 will continue to provide a forum where attendees can exchange and discuss ideas on hypermedia, its design and use in a variety of domains, while also considering the ability of these technologies to alter the way we read, write, argue, learn, exchange information, or entertain ourselves."
Hypertext 2002 will include "discussions from designers and users of hypermedia applications and works in academia, business, entertainment, and industry. Here attendees can discuss all aspects of hypermedia, ranging from navigational aids, time, and infrastructures to digital libraries, interactive literature, virtual and augmented reality environments, gaming, human-computer interaction, software engineering, computer-supported collaborative work, and, of course, the World Wide Web. Formats for presentation include papers, panels and technical briefings, short papers and posters, demonstrations, exhibits, courses, workshops, and a doctoral consortium."
For complete and detailed information, please see <http://www.cs.umd.edu/ht02/>.
2nd Annual SCURL/SLAMIT e-books seminar, Scottish group of the Library Association Multimedia, Information & Technology Group, 14 June 2002, Edinburgh, United Kingdom.
"Following on from the success of last year's e-books: what's in them for us seminar SLAMIT and SCURL (Scottish Confederation of University and Research Libraries) have come together again to organise a further ebooks seminar. Full program to follow as soon as it is available, in the meantime please contact Gill Hamilton, <email@example.com>, for more information."
For further information, please see <http://www.slamit.org.uk/>.
Working with Open Source Software, a hands-on preconference to the American Library Association 2002 Conference, 14 June 2002, Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Note: "Before you register for this preconference through the ALA online or print registration form, confirm with LITA that your program choice in each session is available. If you do not contact the LITA office to receive confirmation before registering, you will not be guaranteed admittance to the sessions you chose to attend."
"This workshop provides hands-on experience in using and implementing Open Source tools and software as they relate to libraries. Held at Emory University, participants will attend an opening overview session and then will attend 3 out of 9 break-out sessions (maximum 2 people per computer) focused on a particular Open Source tool or software, the day will end with an hour long Q&A. Each break-out session will feature a different Open Source software and be taught by an expert for that particular technology. Break-out sessions will be held in computer labs allowing for hands-on learning with two people per computer station."
"Pre-requisite: Familiarity and experience with the Linux operating system."
"Presenters & Topics Include among others:
For further information, please see <http://www.lita.org/ac2002/opensource.html>.
"Legislative and public policy issues have a great impact on the environment in which academic libraries operate. To assist academic librarians in their efforts to affect legislation and public policies, the Government Relations Committee of ACRL wishes to invite you to the Atlanta Fulton Public Library Headquarters on June 14, 2002 from 12:00 to 4:30 p.m. for a workshop on legislative advocacy. This preconference, which will be held prior to ALA Annual Conference in Atlanta, GA, is designed to offer practical views on effectively managing library legislative issues. Outstanding, long-term library advocates will share their experiences and sage advice on the art of persuasion."
"You will learn:
--about current legislative issues affecting your library;
--the skills needed to become a strong academic library advocate; and
--how to craft and deliver an effective message that can benefit your library and profession."
Speakers for this workshop include:
"The registration fee, which includes lunch and refreshments, is $50. Register online at <https://cs.ala.org/annual/2002>. Please note that the code for this preconference is ACRL-AC4. Questions? Contact Shannon Cary at 800-545-2433, ext. 2510: e-mail <firstname.lastname@example.org>."
For further information, please see <http://www.ala.org/events/annual2002/specialevents.html>.
ALA 2002 Annual Meeting and Exhibition, American Library Association, 15 - 18 June 2002, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
The ALA Annual Conference is one of the worlds largest and most comprehensive library conferences and exhibitions. "Drawing over 26,000 librarians, educators, writers, publishers and special guests, the conference includes more than 2,000 meetings, discussion groups and programs on topics affecting libraries."
"The exhibition will take place at The Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. Peruse [the ALA conference] site for registration information, special events and preconference information as well as hotel rates and general information. The preliminary program will be in the March issue of American Libraries and will include more in-depth information on the various programs and events that comprise the ALA Annual Conference."
"Beginning with Annual 2001, ALA introduced the method of grouping programs into tracks in order for attendees to zero in on topics of interest."
For further information, please see <http://www.ala.org/events/annual2002/welcome.html>.
The Fifth International Conference on Virtual Communities, 17 - 18 June 2002, Westminster, London, United Kingdom.
This conference is an opportunity for attendees and speakers to share best practices. With a focus on virtual communities, presentations or panels on the following topics were sought. The two-day conference program accommodates a maximum of 20 presentations, therefore the conference committee has been highly selective.
For additional information, please see the conference web site at <http://www.infonortics.com/vc/vc2002/vc02-announce.html>.
IT Leadership in the 21st Century, 17 - 19 June 2002, Charleston, South Carolina, USA.
"Join EDUCAUSE and your colleagues from the Southeast for the second annual EDUCAUSE Southeast Regional Conference for IT professionals in higher education."
"Using technology to transform teaching; learning; scholarship; research; business processes; and institutional relationships with students, alumni, and other constituents requires leadership from all levels of the profession. The conference theme of IT Leadership in the 21st Century brings focus to the continuing challenge of leading and enabling the transformation."
"This conference will feature the timely and in-depth content characteristic of EDUCAUSE regional conferences. The Program Committee has developed three tracks covering the full range of issues relevant to IT Leadership in the 21st Century: Technology, Leadership and Management, and Teaching and Learning. A fourth track, Corporate Presentations, will showcase how corporations are partnering with IT professionals."
For further information, please see <http://www.educause.edu/conference/serc/2002/>.
Canadian Library Association 2002 Annual Conference and Trade Show, Inventing Our Future, 19 - 22 June 2002, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
Held in partnership with the Atlantic Provinces Library Association (APLA) this year's theme Inventing Our Future "explores ways in which we can influence the library and information environment in which we work."
The conference program will be organized into streams that reflect the major issues facing us now: policy, technology, human resources, services and Atlantic Canada. The focus will be on bringing people from different types of libraries together to discuss the concerns that we share. The programs in each of the streams, along with the keynote speaker, plenary events, preconference sessions, trade show and social activities will create an atmosphere conducive to learning, networking and participation. The Halifax Conference Committee is hard at work planning the Job Link Centre and social events and tours that will enhance the program.
For further information, please see <http://www.cla.ca/conference/cla2002/>.
NASIG 2002, Transforming Serials: The Revolution Continues, North American Serials Interest Group, 20 - 23 June 2002, Williamsburg, Virginia, USA.
"Established in 1985, the North American Serials Interest Group, Inc. (NASIG) is an independent organization that promotes communication and sharing of ideas among all members of the serials information chain - anyone working with or concerned about serial publications."
For further information, please see <http://www.nasig.org/wm/>.
20th Brazilian Congress of Librarianship, Documentation and Information Science, 23 - 28 June 2002, Ceara, Brazil.
"The 20th Brazilian Congress of Librarianship, Documentation and Information Science is the most representative event in the information field. We will offer a great opportunity to the attendees to debate with several other professionals of different theory chains, with professional experiences in public, private, non-governmental, national and international institutions, current issues that challenge and instigate librarians, scientists and information managers."
"Our greater objective is to provide and facilitate a cultural, technical and scientific exchange to give us alternative ways and efficient answers to the information society."
"General Objective: Provide professional update and facilitate cultural, technical and scientific exchanges."
Proposals for conference papers have been selected to address the following sub-themes:
For further information, please see <http://www.cbbd.com.br/ingles-index.html>.
7th Biennial Participatory Design Conference, Participation and Design: Inquiring into the politics, contexts and practices of collaborative design work, 23 - 25 June 2002, Malmö, Sweden.
"Since 1990, the Participatory Design Conferences have brought together researchers and practitioners from a variety of disciplines and work traditions, probing the social scope and practices of design of technology. A core concern has been to understand how collaborative design processes can be based on participation of the people affected by the technology designed."
"The involvement of users and the focus on human-centered design, addressing the design of technology 'through the interface', were pioneered by contributions to the Participatory Design Conferences. Debates within the participatory design community have contributed to the development of a new IT design field emphasizing simultaneously the need for thorough studies of the context of use, the relevance of an open and participatory design process, and concern for the political aspects of the technology in use."
"Today the collaborative nature of the design process and the need to involve a large variety of stakeholders has gained wider acceptance. At the same time a fundamental uncertainty concerning the scope and directions for the design of technology has created a growing interest in innovative approaches to participation and design."
For further information, please see <http://pdc2002.interactiveinstitute.se/>.
Choices and Strategies for Preservation of the Collective Memory, International Conference, 25 - 29 June 2002, Dobbiaco/Toblach, Bolzano Province, Italy.
"Archival and library institutions are making great efforts to increase awareness of the importance of preservation of documents. A broad survey showed, however, that many public and private institutes do not yet have staff trained in preservation. Preservation covers many activities, from storage to digitization. Buildings should be well equipped, and the advantages of the new media should be explored. The conference will deal with the many aspects of preservation."
"It will have plenary sessions on:
"The conference will also offer parallel sessions on:
"A poster session and an exhibition will be held on-site. Interested parties are invited to contact the conference secretary before 30 April about possible participation."
"The intended audience of the conference is archivists, librarians, and conservators with preservation tasks, preservation managers of archives and libraries, directors, administrators and government officials responsible for cultural heritage issues."
"Organized by the National Archives Service of Italy, Directorate General on Archives, the Center for Restoration and Preservation Technology, Rome, the State Archives of Bolzano, the Province of Bolzano, the Historical Archive of the Province Bolzano, the conference languages will be Italian, German, and English, with simultaneous translation."
"The full programme, information on registration, hotel reservations, and all logistics can be found at the conference website (in Italian, German and English) at <http://archives.dobbiaco2002.it/>."
4th International JISC/CNI Conference, coordinated by UKOLN, 26 - 27 June 2002, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom.
"Following the success of previous conferences held in London and Stratford The Joint Information Systems Committee and the Coalition for Networked Information are proud to announce the 4th International Conference, that will be held at the Edinburgh Marriott on 26th and 27th June."
"The conference will bring together experts from both the United States and the United Kingdom with keynote addresses from speakers from OCLC, SCRAN and CNI. Parallel sessions will explore and contrast major developments that are happening on both sides of the Atlantic. It should be of interest to all senior management in information systems in the education community and those responsible for delivering digital services and resources for learning, teaching and research."
"The conference will follow immediately after a JISC/NSF workshop, being held at the same venue."
"Keynote speakers include:
There will be two pre-conference sessions, which are included in the conference fee:
For further information, please see <http://www.ukoln.ac.uk/events/jisc-cni-2002/>.
Expanded conversations: Collaborating for Student Learning, LOEX West 2002, 26 - 29 June 2002, Eugene, Oregon, USA.
"The concept of the teaching library has never been more in evidence. Library instruction and the role of the library in the higher education curriculum is evolving as academic libraries and their parent institutions embrace the ideals of information literacy and begin to expand the conversation outward - with faculty, with students, with administrators, and with the broader community. As these expanded conversations flourish, a common language and goals develop, leading to collaborations and partnerships to improve student learning. LOEX-of-the-West 2002 will focus on five distinct yet complementary components of these expanded conversations: information literacy, assessment, program planning and design, cultural and organizational change, and e-learning."
For further information, please see <http://libweb.uoregon.edu/loexwest/>.
ASIS&T Content Management Symposium, 27 - 30 June 2002, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
"If you manage a for-profit or not-for-profit business unit or are part of the team responsible for developing strategies and implementing systems that capture, manage and deliver critical content, you will not want to miss the first ASIS&T Content Management Symposium."
"Learn from experts – consultants, analysts and in-the-trenches practitioners – how Content Management improves critical, information-centric business processes."
"Discover how Content Management has added value to bottom lines and how organizations have achieved improved responsiveness, efficiency, agility and innovation."
"Learn what expertise and disciplines are required to pull off content management projects and how workplace cultures have adapted to accept the new workflows that content management often necessitates."
"Learn how to use content management principles to enable your information infrastructure to quicken opportunities for:
- Deploying information portals & personalization
- Integrating and adding value to your ERP, HR and other enterprise platforms
- Publishing and delivering to multiple channels from one content repository
- Managing out-of-control, under-performing, content-rich web sites"
"Take away a vision of not only what is possible, but concrete and proven strategies to begin integrating governance, information and technology architectures to sustain business value."
"Pre-conference seminars: Jump-start your learning experience by participating in 1 or 2 half-day seminars that will help you come up to speed on the new vocabularies, processes and architectures underlying effective content management."
For further information, please see <http://www.asis.org/cm/>.
DLESE Annual Meeting 2002, Digital Library for Earth System Education, 30 June - 2 July 2002, Ithaca, New York, USA.
"DLESE is conceived of as a community center — an intellectual commons for the global Earth system community — the primary point of contact for students, educators, and citizens seeking access to reliable information about the Earth and the best methods to promote learning about the Earth. The building of DLESE is a coordinated community effort. This incorporates the notion of users-as-contributors: DLESE collections, services, and tools will be developed by the Earth system, education, library, digital library, and information technology communities at large, a distributed network of individuals and partners."
"DLESE now has a limited collection, a search engine, community discussion groups, and resource cataloging capability. The library is ready to use. This year's annual meeting will focus on: a) the use of DLESE by educators, and b) collaborations between educators, developers and collections creators."
"This 3rd Annual DLESE Meeting, sponsored by the National Science Foundation, will focus on the theme Using DLESE...The first goal of the meeting is for groups representing each strand to explore issues regarding the use of DLESE collections and services by producing a preliminary version of a lesson, curriculum, or educational unit by the end of the meeting. A second goal is to initiate partnerships to develop tools, services, and collections to support the use of DLESE in specific disciplines. These activities will result in usable DLESE resources and provide valuable feedback to DLESE developers."
"Who should attend? DLESE is anticipating strong participation from teachers, curriculum developers, materials developers, service providers, and library creators. This meeting will provide a unique opportunity for these stakeholders to collaborate and participate in DLESE's continuing development."
For further information, please see <http://www.dlese.org/>.
ISMIR 2002 - 3rd International Conference on Music Information Retrieval, 13 - 17 October 2002, Paris, France. Call for participation. The submission deadline for proposals is 18 April 2002. Detailed information about the conference, its organization, and the call for participation can be found at <http://ismir2002.ircam.fr/>.
Workshop on Distributed Computing Architectures for Digital Libraries, 18-21 August 2002, Vancouver, Canada. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 20 April 2002. For more information, please see <http://www.cs.odu.edu/~jbollen/icpp2002>.
The First Eurasian Conference on Advances in Information and Communication Technology, 29 - 31 October 2002, Tehran, Iran. Call for Submissions. The submission deadline for abstracts is receipt by 22 April 2002, with papers due before 1 May 2002. For additional information, please see <http://www.eurasia-ict.org/>.
INFO'2002 - Information, Knowledge and Society: Challenges of a New Era, 22 - 26 April 2002, Havana, Cuba. For further information, please see <http://www.congreso-info.cu/venglish.htm>.
CLIR International Workshop on Digital Preservation, 24 - 25 April 2002, Washington, DC, USA. For further information, please see <http://www.clir.org/whatsnew.html#digital>.
Planning in a Time of Rapid Technological Change, OCLC Institute, 25 - 26 April 2002, Wheeling, West Virginia, USA. For further information, please see <http://www.oclc.org/institute/events/PlanningInATimeOfRapidTechnologicalChange_04-25-2002.htm>.
Critical Cyberculture Studies: Mapping an Evolving Discipline, 26 - 27 April 2002, College Park, Maryland, USA. For further information, please see <http://www.otal.umd.edu/amst/cwg/>.
Milestones Conference, The European Library (TEL) - The Gate to Europe's Knowledge, 29 - 30 April 2002, Frankfurt am Main, Germany. For further information, please see <http://www.europeanlibrary.org/>.
Symposium 2003 - Preservation of Electronic Records: New Knowledge and Decision-making, 15 - 18 September 2002, Ottawa, Canada. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 30 April 2002. Please send your submission to: Symposium 2003 Program Coordinator, Canadian Conservation Institute, 1030 Innes Road, Ottawa ON K1A 0M5, Canada. Telephone: (613) 998-3721. Fax: (613) 998-4721. E-mail: <email@example.com>.
International Association of Libraries and Museums of the Performing Arts (SIBMAS), 2 - 7 September 2002, Rome, Italy. Call for Papers. The deadline is 30 April 2002. For more information, please see <http://www.theatrelibrary.org/sibmas/Call24th.htm>.
ICONIP'02, SEAL'02, FSKD'02, 9th International Conference on Neural Information Processing, 4th Asia-Pacific Conference on Simulated Evolution And Learning, 2002 International Conference on Fuzzy Systems and Knowledge Discovery, 18 - 22 November 2002, Convention City, Singapore. Call for Papers. The submission deadline is 30 April 2002. For additional information, please see <http://www.ntu.edu.sg/home/nef/>.
6th European Conference on Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries, 16 - 18 September 2002, Rome, Italy. Call for Papers. The submission deadline for proposals is 1 May 2002. For additional information, please see <http://www.ecdl2002.org/>.
IMLS Program Deadlines - FY2002, Institute of Museum and Library Services. Call for Program Proposals. Remaining deadlines are:
DLM-FORUM 2002, 7 - 8 May 2002, Barcelona, Spain. For more information, please see <http://europa.eu.int/historical_archives/dlm_forum/doc/forum2002announcement_en.pdf>.
9th California Academic Research Libraries Conference, 9 - 12 May 2002, Monterey, California, USA. For further information, please see <http://library.csumb.edu/CARL2002/>.
Second International Workshop on Visual Interfaces to Digital Libraries , at the ACM+IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries, 18 July 2002, Portland, Oregon, USA. Call for submissions. The deadline for submissions is 12 May 2002. For further information, please see <http://vw.indiana.edu/visual02/jcdl.html>.
CUMREC 2002 - Bringing HEAT Up North: Exploring New Landscapes for Administrative Technology, 12 - 15 May 2002, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. For more information, please see <http://www.cumrec.org/cumrec2002/>.
InfoToday 2002 featuring three simultaneous conferences: National Online, KnowledgeNets, and E-Libraries. 14 - 16 May 2002, New York, New York, USA. For further information, including topics covered in each of the three conferences, please see <http://www.infotoday.com/it2002/>.
WWW/Internet 2002, International Association for Development of the Information Society (IADIS) International Conference, 13 - 15 November 2002, Lisbon, Portugal. Call for Papers. The deadline for submissions is 15 May 2002. For additional information, please see <http://www.iadis.org/icwi2002/>.
IRMA 2002: Issues and Trends of Information Technology Management in Contemporary Organizations, Information Resources Management Association 2002 International Conference, 19 - 22 May 2002, Seattle, Washington, USA. Please see the IRMA conference web site at <http://www.irma-international.org/> for a complete list of tracks as well as other important conference information.
Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA 2002), Powering Our Future, 19 - 22 May 2002, Sydney, Australia. For further information, please see <http://www.alia.org.au/conferences/alia2002/>.
ACM CIKM 2002, Eleventh International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, 4 - 9 November 2002, McLean, Virginia, USA. Call for Papers. The deadline for submissions is 20 May 2002. Further information and detailed instructions for electronic submission are available at <http://www.cikm.org/2002/>.
Scottish Library Association 88th Annual Conference, 20 - 23 May 2002, Peebles, Scotland, United Kingdom. Further information and detailed instructions for electronic submission are available at <http://www.slainte.org.uk/Eventsca/02052000.htm>.
AMIA 2002 Spring Congress Program, American Medical Informatics Association, 20 - 22 May 2002, Scottsdale, Arizona, USA. For further information, please see <http://www.amia.org/meetings/spring/current/main.html>.
Libraries in the Digital Age (LIDA), Tracks: Integrating Information Seeking and IR, and Information Services - Practice and Research, 21 - 26 May 2002, Dubrovnik, Croatia. For further information, please see <http://www.ffzg.hr/infoz/lida/>.
The 140th ARL Membership Meeting, Building Capacities: New Strategies for Fund Raising & Recruitment, Association of Research Libraries, 22 - 24 May 2002, Santa Monica, California, USA. For further information, please see <http://www.arl.org/arl/meetings/140/>.
Multimedia Archive Preservation: a practical workshop, 22 - 24 May 2002, London, United Kingdom. For further information, please see <http://presto.joanneum.ac.at/may.asp>.
Symposium on Document Engineering (DocEng'02), 8 - 9 November 2002, McLean, Virginia, USA. Call for Papers. Abstracts are due on 24 May 2002. For additional information, please see <http://www.documentengineering.org/>.
International Digital Libraries Collaborative Research and Applications Testbeds, NSF-02-085 Program Solicitation. Call for Proposals. The deadline for submissions is 27 May 2002. The complete NSF program solicitation may be found at <http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2002/nsf02085/nsf02085.html>.
Third International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation, 27 May - 2 June 2002, Canary Islands, Spain. For further information, please see <http://www.lrec-conf.org/lrec2002/index.html>.
ICTs and Development: New Opportunities, Perspectives & Challenges, Social Implications of Computers in Developing Countries, International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) WG9.4, 29 - 31 May 2002, Bangalore, India. For further information, please see <http://is.lse.ac.uk/ifipwg94/>.
Society for Scholarly Publishing 24th Annual Meeting, Collaboration, Controversy, and Common Sense, 29 - 31 May, 2002, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. For further information, please see <http://www.sspnet.org/public/articles/index.cfm?Cat=5>.
CAIS/ACSI 2002 - Advancing Knowledge: Expanding Horizons for Information Science, 30 May - 1 June 2002, Toronto, Canada. For further information, please see <http://www.fis.utoronto.ca/cais-acsi2002/>.
Off the Wall and Online: Providing Web Access to Cultural Collections, presented by the Northeast Document Conservation Center, 30 - 31 May 2002, Lexington, Massachusetts, USA. For further information, please see <http://www.nedcc.org/owol/owol1.htm>.
Evaluating Human Language Technology: General Applications to Information Access and Management, A Special Issue of Knowledge Organization on Evaluation of Human Language Technology. Guest Editor: Widad Mustafa El Hadi, University of Lille 3, France. Call for Papers. The deadline for submission is 31 May 2002. Questions regarding submission of material for the special issue should be directed to: Widad Mustafa el Hadi, <firstname.lastname@example.org>, UFR IDIST, Université Charles De Gaulle Lille 3, BP 149, 59653 Villeneuve D'Ascq, France.
Workshop on Document Search Interface Design and Intelligent Access in Large-scale Collections, at the ACM+IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries, 18 July 2002, Portland, Oregon. Call for Short Papers. The deadline for submissions is 31 May 2002. For further information, please see <http://lair.indiana.edu/jcdlwsui.html>.
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