Library as Place: Rethinking Roles, Rethinking Space, Council on Library and Information Resources, February 2004, Pub. 129, ISBN 1-932326-13-8, 81 pp. $20. (The full report may be read online.)
"What is the role of a library when users can obtain information from any location? And what does this role change mean for the creation and design of library space? Six authorsan architect, four librarians, and a professor of art history and classicsexplore these questions in Library as Place: Rethinking Roles, Rethinking Space. In their essays, the authors challenge us to think about new potential for the place we call the library and underscore the growing importance of the library as a place for teaching, learning, and research in the digital age."
For more information, please see <http://www.clir.org/pubs/reports/reports.html>.
Signposts in Cyberspace: The Domain Name System and Internet Navigation, Committee on Internet Navigation and the Domain Name System: Technical Alternatives and Policy Implications, National Research Council, 2005 (prepublication edition for online reading).
From the Summary: "This document reports the conclusions of an assessment of the current state and the future prospects of the DNS and its interactions with Internet navigation, including its uses as a means of navigation itself and as an infrastructure for navigation by other means. The assessment is the result of the deliberations of a committee that encompasses a wide range of disciplines, experience, and viewpoints. The report is addressed to the technologists, policy makers, and others whose decisions will affect the future of the DNS and Internet navigation aids and services."
For more information, please see <http://www.nap.edu/catalog/11258.html>.
First, do no harm - A Register of Standards, Codes of Practice, Guidelines Recommendations and Similar Works relating to Preservation and Conservation in Libraries and Archives. Compiled by John McIlwaine on behalf of the IFLA Preservation and Conservation Section, March 2005.
From the Forward to the report: "In 2002, the Standing Committee of the Preservation and Conservation Section of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) proposed to the IFLA Governing Board a project to compile a register of standards and other works that provide specific guidance and structured advice for libraries and archives in the practice of preservation management and conservation. At first, the committee hoped to find a consultant available to take on this task. However, when the then chair of the committee, John McIlwaine, stepped down from the post, he offered to take on this project, with the assistance of the Standing Committee and the officers of the IFLA Core Activity on Preservation and Conservation (IFLA PAC). The initial compilation was published on IFLANET in March 2005."
For more information, please see the full report at <http://www.ifla.org/VII/s19/pubs/first-do-no-harm.pdf>.
Papers from the Museums and the Web 2005 Conference, produced by Archives & Museum Informatics, April 2005.
"Papers to be presented at Museums and the Web 2005 are now available on-line. Follow the links from the speakers list or click on any highlighted title in an Abstract to view the full paper text. (All papers will be available on-line before the meeting.) A printed volume of Selected Papersincluding a CD of all submissionsis also available; see <http://www.archimuse.com/publishing/new.html> for details."
For more information, please see <http://www.archimuse.com/mw2005/speakers/index.html>.
Distance Education Demonstration Program - Third Report to Congress, April 2005, U.S. Department of Education.
(Reported by Dan Carnevale in the Chronicle of Higher Education (online edition) April 13, 2005: "In a new report, the U.S. Department of Education recommends that Congress ease rules that limit institutions' ability to offer distance-education programs. The report argues that online courses help more students gain access to a college education."
The report can be downloaded in Word or PDF formats at the Department of Education web site at <http://www.ed.gov/programs/disted/performance.html>.
Final Report of the Automatic Metadata Generation Applications (AMeGA) Project, by Jane Greenberg, Abe Crystal, and Kristina Spurgin, Report for the Library of Congress, February 2005.
"Dr. Greenberg served as Principal Investigator (PI) for the AMeGA project, a research grant which lasted a full year. AMeGA stands for Automatic Metadata Generation Applications project and the project had for goal to identify and recommend functionalities for applications supporting automatic metadata generation in the library/bibliographic control community....The final report was reviewed and endorsed by the Metadata Generation Task Force (MGTF)."
The report is available in PDF format at <http://www.loc.gov/catdir/bibcontrol/lc_amega_final_report.pdf>.
Digital Document Quarterly: Perspectives on Trustworthy Information, Volume 4, Number 1, HMG Consulting, 2005.
Henry M. Gladney, the author and publisher describes this issue of DDQ as follows: "DDQ 4(1) identifies and provides links to the search and information retrieval tools and articles that I believe will provide readers a quickly effective entry into the burgeoning Web resources for finding information that interests them. It continues with brief articles on information standards of interest for digital preservation."
This issue of Digital Document Quarterly is online at <http://home.pacbell.net/hgladney/ddq_4_1.htm>.
Calls for Participation
5th International Web Archiving Workshop and Digital Preservation (IWAW'05), 22 - 23 September 2005, Vienna, Austria. Call for papers. The submission date is 1 June 2005.
"The workshop will provide a cross domain overview on active research and practice in all domains concerned with the acquisition, maintenance and preservation of digital objects for long-term access, with a particular focus on web archiving and studies on effective usage of this type of archives....[This workshop] is to be held in conjunction with the 9th European Conference on Research and Advanced Technologies for Digital Libraries."
For more information, please see <http://www.iwaw.net/>.
Brick & Click Libraries Symposium, 14 October 2005, Maryville, Missouri, USA. Call for papers. The submission date is 1 June 2005.
"Brick & Click Libraries Symposium is a one-day conference that focuses on providing library resources and services for students who are either on-campus learners or off-campus learners. It is sponsored by Northwest Missouri State University in order to offer academic librarians a forum for sharing practical information. The conference provides a small, collegial atmosphere in which to discuss diverse topics, current issues, and solutions."
For more information, please see <http://www.nwmissouri.edu/library/pr/symposium/>.
ICADL 2005: The 8th International Conference on Asian Digital Libraries, 12 - 15 December 2005, Bangkok, Thailand. Call for papers. The submission date for abstracts is 8 June 2005.
"ICADL2005 is the 8th in a well-established series of annual conferences on Asian Digital Libraries, and focuses on the creation, adoption, implementation and utilization of digital libraries. It provides an international forum for sharing experiences among researchers, educators, practitioners, and policy makers from a variety of disciplines such as computer science, library and information science, archival and museum studies, and knowledge management as well as many areas in the social sciences and humanities. Submissions of papers, panels, tutorials, and workshops are invited in all areas of digital libraries and related technologies, the management of knowledge in digital libraries, and the associated usability and social issues."
For more information, please see <http://www.icadl2005.ait.ac.th/>.
SITIS 2005: IEEE International Conference on Signal-Image Technology & Internet-based Systems, 27 November - 2 December 2005, Yaoundé, Cameroon. Call for papers. The abstract submission date is 8 June 2005.
"SITIS 05 is a joint event consisting of major conference tracks. It aims to provide a forum for high quality presentations and discussions among researchers, academic leaders, and practitioners from all over the world and for sharing experiences in the rapidly expanding and related fields of Internet based computing, information technologies and signal and image processing."
For more information, please see <http://www.u-bourgogne.fr/sitis>.
WISE 2005: 6th International Conference on Web Information Systems Engineering, 20 - 22 November 2005, New York City, New York, USA. Call for papers. The submission date for abstracts is 10 June 2005 and for full papers, the submission date is 17 June 2005..
"WISE 2005 aims at presenting novel topics and approaches to Web engineering in the dynamic, diverse, distributed and ever increasing volume of WWW data and applications. In particular, we invite researchers, professionals, and industrial practitioners to share their knowledge of web technologies, methodologies and applications. "
For more information, please see <http://www.cs.txstate.edu/wise05>.
The 5th IEEE International Conference on Data Mining, 27 - 30 November 2005, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. Call for papers. The submission date is 15 June 2005.
"This [conference] provides a premier forum for the dissemination of innovative, practical development experiences as well as original research results in data mining, spanning applications, algorithms, software and systems. The conference draws researchers and application developers from a wide range of data mining related areas such as statistics, machine learning, pattern recognition, databases and data warehousing, data visualization, knowledge-based systems and high performance computing. By promoting high quality and novel research findings, and innovative solutions to challenging data mining problems, the conference seeks to continuously advance the state of the art in data mining. As an important part of the conference, the workshops program will focus on new research challenges and initiatives, and the tutorials program will cover emerging data mining technologies and the latest developments in data mining. "
For more information, please see <http://www.cacs.louisiana.edu/~icdm05/>.
4th European Networked Knowledge Organization Systems (NKOS) Workshop, 22 September 2005, Vienna, Austria. Call for papers. The submission date for paper proposals is 20 June 2005.
"An NKOS Workshop will take place on September 22nd, as part of ECDL 2005 in Vienna. Proposals are invited for presentations (20 minutes) on work or projects related to the themes of the workshop or to NKOS more generally. Presentations from the Workshop may be selected for consideration in a forthcoming (early 2006) NKOS special issue of the journal New Review of Hypermedia and Multimedia."
For more information, please see <http://www2.db.dk/nkos2005/>.
School for Scanning: Building Good Digital Collections, 1 - 3 June 2005, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
"This conference, taught by some of our nation's leading experts in digital library development, provides current, essential information for managers of paper-based, photographic, audio, and video collections who are seeking to create, manage, and preserve digital assets. Participants will leave the conference better equipped to make informed choices regarding management of their digital projects/programs. Although significant technical content will be presented, this is not a technician-training program."
For more information, please see <http://www.nedcc.org>.
Society for Scholarly Publishing Annual Meeting, 1 - 3 June 2005, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
"Our world is not just changing, it's also expanding. With this expansion comes opportunity, innovation, and exploration. The traditional roles of the players are shifting: Authors are posting their work on the Web pre- and postpublication; publishers are becoming database and content providers; funding models are shifting to supply side in some disciplines; new technologies are being introduced that will change the current print metaphor that defines what is a unit of information. In short, the "one size fits all" model of the past no longer applies....The speakers in the 27th Annual Meeting premeeting seminars, plenaries, and concurrent sessions will tell you about how they're evolving and what they think is coming in the next few years."
For more information, please see <http://www.sspnet.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=3536>.
Canadian Association for Information Science/L'association canadienne des sciences de l'information (CAIS/ACSI) 2005, 2 - 4 June 2005, London, Ontario, Canada.
"For more than a quarter of a century, Canadian information scientists and professionals have met to discuss the access, retrieval, production, value, use, and management of information. From those early days of examining computational ways of manipulating information through to investigations of information as communication, CAIS has provided a forum for presentation, discussion and debate."
For more information, please see <http://www.cais-acsi.ca/conferences.htm>.
CoLIS 5 Context: Nature, Impact and Role (Fifth International Conference on Conceptions of Library and Information Science), 4 - 9 June 2005, Glasgow, United Kingdom.
"CoLIS 5 is the fifth international conference devoted to exploring and understanding information-centred disciplines. It will examine how the issue of context influences the design and use of information access technologies."
For more information, please see <http://www.cis.strath.ac.uk/external/colis5/>.
Putting Knowledge to Work; SLA 2005 Annual Conference, 4 - 9 June 2005, Toronto, Canada.
"The conference will create an environment for networking, communication, learning and other developmental opportunities for information professionals. Available sessions will highlight strategies used in organizations that reflect the Association's vision and mission. "
For more information, please see <http://www.sla.org/content/events/conference/ac2005/index.cfm>.
ACM Conference on Electronic Commerce (EC'05), 5 - 8 June 2005, Vancouver, Canada.
" Since 1999 the ACM Special Interest Group on Electronic Commerce (SIGECOM) has sponsored the leading scientific conference on advances in theory, systems, and applications for electronic commerce. The sixth ACM Conference on Electronic Commerce (EC'05) will feature paper presentations, workshops, and tutorials covering all areas of electronic commerce. The natural focus of the conference is on computer science issues, but the conference is interdisciplinary in nature, addressing a wide range of topics relating to Electronic Commerce."
For more information, please see <http://www.acm.org/sigs/sigecom/ec05/>.
DELOS Summer School 2005 on Digital Preservation in Digital Libraries, 5 - 11 June 2005, Sophia Antipolis, France.
"The DELOS Network of Excellence is a four-year project funded by the European Commission under the Sixth Framework Programme to synergize and foster technology for the next-generation of Digital Libraries (http://www.delos.info). It builds on the work of an earlier project under FP5 which ran from 2000-2003 (www.delos-noe.org). At its Scientific Board Meeting of July 2004 in Corvara it was agreed that DELOS should run a summer school on 'Digital Preservation in Digital Libraries'. The DELOS Network of Excellence is pleased to announce that the summer school programme has been developed and is now available for registration. This delivery of this event is co-sponsored by the Digital Curation Centre (DCC) and ERPANET."
For more information, please see <http://www.dpc.delos.info/registration/>.
EDUCAUSE Southeast Regional Conference, 6 - 8 June 2005, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
"This year's theme is "On Stage with IT: You Need More than a Good Script." Whether your focus is administrative services, information resources, teaching and learning, technology infrastructure, or management within higher education, you will find opportunities to learn, share, and connect with others in your field and from your part of the country....At the center of the conference are practical "how to" sessions that offer valuable, region-specific information and ideas to help you manage and lead IT at your institution."
For more information, please see <http://www.educause.edu/serc05>.
The 25th International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems (ICDCS), 6 - 9 June 2005, Columbus, Ohio, USA.
"ICDCS was launched by the IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Distributed Processing (TCDP) in October 1979. It was held every 18 months until 1983 and has been held annually since 1984. It is the oldest conference in the field of distributed computing systems in the world."
For more information, please see <http://www.cse.ohio-state.edu/icdcs05/>.
Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL 2005), 7 - 11 June 2005, Denver, Colorado, USA.
"The Joint Conference on Digital Libraries is a major international forum focusing on digital libraries and associated technical, practical, and social issues....The theme of JCDL2005 highlights the powerful role of digital libraries as cyberinfrastructure. This cyberinfrastructure has the potential to engender the creation of powerful new tools, research methodologies, and processes that will enable scientists and learners to investigate the natural world, the social world, and the human-built environment in new and previously unimaginable ways. As global interests in computation, information management, networking, and intelligent sensing converge, the conduct of research and education will be transformed. "
For more information, please see <http://www.jcdl2005.org/>.
9th ELPUB Conference, 8 - 10 June 2005, Leuven-Heverlee, Belgium.
"This 9th ELPUB conference will keep the tradition of the eight previous international conferences on electronic publishing, held in the United Kingdom (in 1997 and 2001), Hungary (1998), Sweden (1999), Russia (2000), the Czech Republic (2002), Portugal (2003) and Brazil (2004), which is to bring together researchers, lecturers, librarians, developers, businessmen, entrepreneurs, managers, users and all those interested on issues regarding electronic publishing in widely differing contexts. These include the human, cultural, economic, social, technological, legal, commercial and other relevant aspects that such an exciting theme encompasses."
For more information, please see <http://www.elpub.net/page.php?edi_id=1>.
Freedom and Information, 15 - 17 June 2005, Loughborough, United Kingdom.
"This is an International Conference on the two concepts that are linked in the term 'Freedom of Information', providing an opportunity to explore the dimensions of the relationship between the two, and explore their significance for theory and practice in the field of information and communications. "
For more information, please see <http://www.ifla.org/faife/faife/FAIFE-2005freedominformation-1CFP.pdf>.
4th International Conference on eLiteracy, 15 - 17 June, 2005, Glasgow, Scotland.
"eLit2005 is the 4th international conference examining the challenge of eLiteracy. eLit2005 will draw together teachers, educational researchers, policymakers, trainers, librarians, IT support staff, learning technologists, and many others to share experiences and to talk and think through issues such as the embedding of eLiteracy skills in the curriculum to the convergence of library and IT services and the challenges of creating online education."
For more information, please see <http://www.elit-conf.org/elit2005/index.html>.
Canadian Library Association Conference 2005: Rediscover the Library Movement, 15 - 18 June 2005, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
This is the Canadian Library Association's 60th Annual Conference and Trade Show. For more information, please see <http://www.cla.ca/conference/2005/index.htm>.
ACH/ALLC Conference 2005, 15 - 19 June 2005, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.
"The joint conference of the Association for Computers and the Humanities (ACH) and the Association for Literary and Linguistic Computing (ALLC) is the oldest established meeting of scholars working at the intersection of advanced information technologies and the humanities, annually attracting a distinguished international community at the forefront of their fields."
For more information, please see <http://web.uvic.ca/hrd/achallc2005/index.htm>.
5th Annual Symposium on Intellectual Property - Pirates, Thieves and Innocents: Perceptions of Copyright Infringement in the Digital Age, 16 - 17 June 2005, Adelphi, Maryland, USA.
"The 2005 CIP Symposium will seek to explore and understand just a few of the various ways in which individuals and organizations think and talk about copyright infringement in our digital age and what actions they take based upon those perceptions. "
For more information, please see <http://www.umuc.edu/cip/symposium/>.
2005 International Conference on Digital Archive Technologies (ICDAT2005), 16 - 17 June 2005, Taipei, Taiwan.
"ICDAT 2005 is the third in a series of International Conferences on Digital Archive Technologies sponsored by the R. O. C. Taiwan's National Digital Archives Program. The purpose of this conference is to provide unique opportunities for participants to share their research results and best practice experiences in the utilization of advanced technologies for and the approaches to the development of digital archives/libraries/museums."
For more information, please see <http://www.iis.sinica.edu.tw/ICDAT05/>.
Informing Science + Information Technology Education (InSITE), 16 - 19 June 2005, Flagstaff, Arizona, USA.
"The purpose of Informing Science is to encourage the sharing of knowledge and collaboration among the wide variety of fields that use information technology to inform clients. Here are some of these areas: Communications, Communicating Meaning, Community and Society, Computer Science, Data Communications, Distance Education, eCommerce, Education, Government, Health Care, Medicine, History, Information Science & Library, Journalism, Justice and Law, Mathematics, Philosophical Issues, Psychology, Public Policy, Sociology, Technology, Working Together."
For more information, please see <http://2005.informingscience.org/>.
First International Conference on e-Social Science, 22 - 24 June 2005, Manchester, United Kingdom.
"Realising the full potential for e-Social Science will be a major challenge and calls for a major collaborative effort from social scientists and Grid technologists. As a contribution to meeting this challenge, NCeSS is very pleased to announce the first international conference on e-social science."
For more information, please see <http://www.ncess.ac.uk/conference_05.htm>.
American Library Association 2005 Annual Conference, 23 - 29 June 2005, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
"The American Library Association is the oldest and largest library association in the world, with more than 64,000 members. Its mission is to promote the highest quality library and information services and public access to information."
For more information, please see <http://www.ala.org/ala/eventsandconferencesb/annual/2005a/home.htm>.
Intelligence Tools: Data Mining, Visualization (IDV 2005), 27 - 28 June 2005, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
"The focus of this new annual conference is Intelligence Tools and best practice in the derivation of intelligence from data. The meeting highlights the implementation of sophisticated techniques and procedures for gathering, analyzing and presenting intelligence; intelligence that is a vital factor in decision-making in enterprises or in government bodies."
For more information, please see <http://www.infonortics.com/idv/index.html>.
Open Culture: accessing and sharing Knowledge, Scholarly Production and Education in the Digital Age, 27 - 29 June 2005, Milan, Italy.
"Within the freely accessible Internet-based digital infrastructure, new communities are forming and growing whose aim is to seek innovation in the process of knowledge building, exchanging, re-assembling and delivering. While those involved in those creative activities are prompted by various motivations, a common belief is often shared that knowledge cannot be considered an exclusive property of those who discovered it. Benefits will follow, in terms of feedback from peers and on the financial side as well, by spreading out results, under the least restrictions as possible, while invoking international law to protect authorship rights....The conference offers a forum for scholarly discussion about the role and future of open culture for knowledge creation and sharing."
For more information, please see <http://www.aepic.it/conf/index.php?cf=3>.
E Society 2005: IADIS (International Association for Development of the Information Society) International Conference, 27 - 30 June 2005, Qawra, Malta.
"The IADIS e-Society 2005 conference aims to address the main issues of concern within the Information Society. This conference covers both the technical as well as the non-technical aspects of the Information Society. Broad areas of interest are eGovernment / eGovernance, eBusiness / eCommerce, eLearning, eHealth, Information Systems, and Information Management."
For more information, please see <http://www.iadis.org/es2005/>.
Institute for Computer Policy and Law: Tenth Annual Seminar, 28 June - 1 July 2005, Ithaca, New York, USA.
"The EDUCAUSE / Cornell Institute for Computer Policy and Law provides leadership to colleges and universities in developing technology policies. By supporting professional development within higher education, the Institute facilitates the creation and administration of effective information technology policies. It also monitors and analyzes changes in technology and law to assess their impact on academic information technology policy."
For more information, please see <http://www.sce.cornell.edu/exec/cpl.php/>.
(Unless otherwise noted, text above enclosed in quotation marks is quoted from the web sites for those items or events or from press releases received by D-Lib Magazine from the hosting or event-affiliated organizations.)
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