Long-Term Retention and Reuse of E-Learning Objects and Materials, by Ed Barker, et al. Report Commissioned by the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) Version 1.4, November 11th, 2004.
From the Executive Summary to the report - "This study has been commissioned by JISC to examine the challenges which will affect the retention and re-use of learning objects and materials, and to make recommendations to JISC on how best to develop its e-learning and digital preservation activities to address these challenges. The focus is on the creation and re-use of e-learning objects, the interoperability issues within current learning systems, and the requirements for storage of materials in digital repositories. The findings and recommendations of this study are intended to offer JISC and institutions assistance in their considerations of learning objects and materials as a new collecting area."
The report can be downloaded in Word format from the JISC project web site <http://www.jisc.ac.uk/index.cfm?name=project_elo>.
Getting Up to Speed: The Future of Supercomputing, Susan L. Graham, Marc Snir, and Cynthia A. Patterson, Editors, Committee on the Future of Supercomputing, National Research Council (Prepublication version).
"This is a forthcoming title; it has not yet been published and there are no prepublication copies or uncorrected proofs available in print for review in the interim." However, an online version can be read now free of charge.
For more information, please see <http://www.nap.edu/catalog/11148.html>.
Thematic Issue 7: The Future Digital Heritage Space, December 2004.
"This report summarises the results of an expedition into the possible future of digital heritage in the next 10-15 years. It is based on contributions of researchers, heritage experts and professionals to a DigiCULT online forum as well as the project's ongoing research. The report is intended as a navigation tool for boards and directors of heritage organisations and research centres, IT project managers, and curators of digital collections, virtual exhibitions and environments. It cautions that the next waves of innovative ICT systems and applications may significantly shape and re-shape the digital landscape in which heritage organisations reside. For many organisations this could result in becoming 'blind spots' in an emerging ambient intelligence environment. As the places and roles of digital heritage in this environment need to be discussed and prepared, the report also gives recommendations which may be useful for ensuring the creation of a thriving and inclusive future digital heritage space. "
Thematic Issue 7 is available in HTML format at <http://www.digicult.info/downloads/html/1089281151/1089281151.html>. For a link to a PDF version, see <http://www.digicult.info/pages/Themiss.php>.
Artists, Musicians, and the Internet, by Mary Madden, Pew Internet and American Life Project, December 5, 2004.
"[Artists and musicians] have embraced the internet as a tool that helps them create, promote, and sell their work. However, they are divided about the impact and importance of free file-sharing and other copyright issues."
For more information and a link to the report in PDF format, please see <http://www.pewinternet.org/PPF/r/142/report_display.asp>.
Entering the Mainstream: The Quality and Extent of Online Education in the United States, 2003 and 2004, I. Elaine Allen, Ph.D. and Jeff Seaman, Ph.D., SLOAN-C: The Sloan Consortium, November 2004.
"[This report] represents the second annual study of the state of online education in U.S. Higher Education. This year's study, like last year's, is aimed at answering some of the fundamental questions about the nature and extent of online education. Supported by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and based on responses from over 1,100 colleges and universities, this year's study addresses the following key questions: Will online enrollments continue their rapid growth? Are students as satisfied with online courses as they are with face-to-face instruction? What role do schools see online learning playing in their long term strategy? What about the quality of online offerings, do schools continue to believe that it measures up?"
For more information, please see <http://www.sloan-c.org/resources/survey.asp>.
Science and Technology in the National Interest: Ensuring the Best Presidential and Federal Advisory Committee Science and Technology Appointments, Committee on Ensuring the Best Presidential and Federal Advisory Committee Science and Technology Appointments, National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, Institute of Medicine, 2004.
From a November 17, 2004 press release: "To tackle increasingly complex issues, U.S. policy-makers should ensure that both the presidential appointment process for senior science and technology posts and the process of appointing experts to federal S&T advisory committees operate more quickly and transparently, says a new report from the National Academies....The report is the third in a series of reports that the National Academies have issued since 1992 on the presidential appointment process. Each has been issued during a presidential election year to offer the successful candidate recommendations for change."
A prepublication version of the report can be read now free of charge at <http://www.nap.edu/catalog/11152.html>.
The National Archives Standard for Record Repositories, 1st edition, The National Archives (United Kingdom) 2004.
"[This] new National Archives Standard is the recognised benchmark for caring for records and providing access to them. This new Standard also includes guidance on the preservation of digital and electronic records....The Standard's recommendations are addressed to archivists and governing bodies of record offices, libraries, museums and other institutions holding records which are available to the public for research. To ensure that it is of value to all practitioners in the sector the Standard is supported by the Framework of Standards. The Framework comprises a range of standards and best practice guidelines in all aspects of record keeping. It was developed following a valuable consultation exercise with the archival and records management community."
The Standard for Record Repositories is available at <http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/archives/framework/pdf/standard2004.pdf>, and a link to the Framework of Standards is available at <http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/archives/framework/standards.htm>..
DigiCULT.Info, Issue 9, A Newsletter on Digital Culture November 2004, ISSN 1609-3941.
"Some of the themes examined in this issue include: digital contextualisation for knowledge acquisition - reproducing Greek masks for performance - Austrian digital heritage - e-readiness check for small heritage institutions - news from DigiCULT's Regional Correspondents - examining technologies and cultural heritage - Te Ara digital encyclopedia - thoughts on born-digital art - DiVA academic archive - new guides on digitisation - DSpace in a university trial - event reports. "
For more information, please see <http://www.digicult.info/pages/newsletter.php?PHPSESSID=85e1610848360e70acfc1aa974eb415a>.
NISO Newsline, National Information Standards Organization.
"The National Information Standards Organization has announced NISO Newsline, a monthly e-newsletter highlighting NISO news and timely reports on significant developments, events, and trends in the information standards world." The current (December 2004) issue is available at <http://www.niso.org/news/newsline/NISONewsline-Dec2004.html>
For more information, please see <http://www.niso.org/news/newsline/>.
Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, Number 41, Fall, 2004, edited by Andrea L. Duda, University of California, Santa Barbara. Theme: Nontraditional Reference Services.
"ISTL publishes substantive material of interest to science and technology librarians. It serves as a vehicle for sci-tech librarians to share details of successful programs, materials for the delivery of information services, background information and opinions on topics of current interest, to publish research and bibliographies on issues in science and technology libraries, and to communicate in more depth than the STS-L mailing list."
For more information, please see <http://www.istl.org/>.
Calls for Participation
Sparking Synergies: Bringing Research and Practice Together @ ASIST '05, 28 October - 2 November 2005, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA. Call for papers. The submission dates are: for full papers, technical sessions and panels, and pre-conference sessions 21 January 2005; for short papers and posters, 25 February 2004.
"ASIST 2005 will focus on the diversity of perspectives and insights from all those participating in the information science and technology community, as they generate innovative ideas, define theoretical concepts or work out the nuts and bolts of implementing well-tested ideas in new ways and in new settings. A wide variety of plenary and invited speakers, moderated panels, poster sessions and refereed papers will explore this theme. Submissions by researchers and practitioners on any topic in information science and technology are solicited."
For more information, please see <http://www.asis.org/>.
IMLS National Leadership Grants for Libraries. The grant application deadline is 1 February 2005.
Successful proposals will have national impact and provide models that can be widely adapted or replicated by others to extend the benefit of federal support. Such proposals will reflect an understanding of current issues and needs related to library services and will have a far-reaching impact throughout the library community. Projects will provide creative solutions on issues of national importance and provide leadership for other organizations....Categories for Funding:
For more information, please see <http://www.imls.gov/grants/library/lib_nlgl.asp.
First International Conference on e-Social Science, 22 - 24 June 2005, Manchester, United Kingdom. Call for papers. The abstract submission deadline is 1 February 2005.
"The vision of the 'Grid' first emerged as a solution to the highly specialised computing infrastructure requirements of particle physics. The past five years, however, have seen the Grid's potential recognised by the wider scientific research community and the emergence of new forms of research practice now encapsulated in the notion of 'e-Science'. Now, members of the social science research community in the UK and elsewhere are beginning to explore how they can use the Grid and to explore the prospects for 'e-social science'. Contributions from members of the social science and Grid research communities with experience of, or interests in, exploring, developing and applying e-social science research methods, practices, tools and technologies [are invited]."
The Call for Papers for this event can be found at <http://www.ncess.ac.uk/events/conference/>.
International Computer Music Association Conference (ICMC 2005), 5 - 9 September 2005, Barcelona, Spain. Call for participation. Music, video and installation submissions must be received no later than 5 February 2005.
"ICMC is the pre-eminent annual gathering of computer music practitioners from around the world. Its unique interleaving of professional paper presentations and concerts of new computer music compositions creates a vital synthesis of science, technology, and the art of music."
For more information, please see <http://www.icmc2005.org/>.
CoLIS 5 Context: Nature, Impact and Role (Fifth International Conference on Conceptions of Library and Information Science), 4 - 9 June 2005, Glasgow, United Kingdom. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 7 February 2005.
"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/>.
Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL) 2005, 7 - 11 June 2005, Denver, Colorado, USA. Short papers, posters, demonstrations, and proposals for workshops are due 10 February 2005.
"The Joint Conference on Digital Libraries is a major international forum focusing on digital libraries and associated technical, practical, and social issues. We welcome researchers and practitioners with broad and diverse interests including: technical advances, usage and impact studies, policy analyses, social and institutional implications, theoretical contributions, interaction and design advances, and innovative applications in the sciences, humanities, and education. Participation is sought from all parts of the world and from the full range of disciplines and professions involved in digital library research and practice, including computer science, information science, librarianship, archival science and practice, museum studies and practice, technology, medicine, social sciences, and humanities. All domains - academe, government, industry, and others - are encouraged to participate as presenters or attendees."
For more information, please see <http://www.jcdl2005.org/>.
Libraries in the Digital Age (LIDA) 2005, 30 May - 3 June 2005, Dubrovnik, Croatia. Call for demonstrations and posters. The submission date is 10 February 2005.
"The aim of the annual conference and course Libraries in the Digital Age (LIDA), which started in 2000, is to address the changing and challenging environment for libraries and information systems and services in the digital world, with an emphasis on current problems, advances and solutions. Each year a different 'hot' theme is addressed, divided in two parts: the first part covers research and development and the second addresses advances in applications and practice. LIDA seeks to bring together researchers, practitioners, and developers in a forum for personal exchanges, discussions, and learning, enhanced by being held in memorable locations."
For more information, please see <http://knjiga.pedos.hr/lida/contributions.php>.
Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) Awards for Museum and Library Service Materials must be postmarked no later than 15 February 2005.
" The Institute of Museum and Library Services announces the 2005 competition for the National Awards for Museum and Library Service, which honor outstanding American museums and libraries that have made extraordinary contributions to their communities."
For information about the Library Service Award, see <http://www.imls.gov/grants/library/lib_nals.htm> and for information about the Museum Service Award, please see <http://www.imls.gov/grants/museum/mus_nams.asp>.
KDD-2005: The Eleventh ACM SIGKDD International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining, 21 - 24 August 2005, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Call for papers. The submission deadline for abstracts is 18 February.
"During the past years, the ACM SIGKDD conference has established itself as the premier international conference on knowledge discovery and data mining with an attendance of 600-900 people. To continue with this tradition, the eleventh ACM SIGKDD conference will provide a forum for researchers from academia, industry, and government, developers, practitioners, and the data mining user community to share their research and experience. "
For more information, please see <http://www.acm.org/sigs/sigkdd/kdd2005/>.
ICINCO 2005 - International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics, 14 - 17 September, 2005, Barcelona, Spain. Call for papers. The submission date is 25 February 2005.
"The purpose of the 2nd 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."
For more information, please see <http://www.icinco.org/CFP.htm>.
CALIBER, 2 - 4 February 2005, Cochin, India.
"CALIBER (Convention on Automation of Libraries in Education and Research Institutions) is an international convention, organized every year by INFLIBNET Centre in different parts of the country in collaboration with different universities. This is the premier convention in India which provides a unique forum to the library and information professionals, teachers, IT professionals, consultants and users involved in automation and networking of libraries as well as information providers to come together and interact on the subjects of mutual interest. The twelfth CALIBER in the series, for the year 2005, has been themed as "Multilingual Computing and Information Management in Networked Digital Environment" and will be hosted by Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kochi during February 2-4, 2005. The official language of the convention will be English."
For more information, please see <http://web.inflibnet.ac.in/caliber2005/index.jsp>.
First International CORDRA Workshop, 4 - 5 February, Melbourne, Australia.
"CORDRA (Content Object Repository Discovery and Registration/Resolution Architecture) is an open model for building systems than can share and reuse learning content. The project's specific goal is to describe how to establish federations of learning content repositories that will enable reuse of content. CORDRA has its roots in the ADL's SCORM initiative and has the support of ADL, but the model is not restricted to SCORM content. The project is currently a collaborative activity among a number of interested organizations. The focus of the workshop is to foster information sharing and discussions among members of the international community who are working on projects related to the creation of an appropriate learning content repository infrastructure for managing and sharing learning content. It is the hope of the organizers that the workshop will encourage experts to share their project's goals, problems and directions, and will also facilitate collaboration so that the community may reach the ultimate goal of seamless access to large quantities of learning content."
For more information, please see <http://cordra.lsal.cmu.edu/cordra/calendar/events/workshop20050204/>.
Managing Digital Assets: A Primer for Library and Information Technology Administrators, 4 - 6 February 2005, Charleston, South Carolina, USA.
"CLIR will offer a three-day workshop for library and information technology administrators who need in-depth information about the planning, purchase, implementation, and management of digital assets. The workshop, "Managing Digital Assets," will focus on the latest trends in digital-content management and on how small and midsize academic libraries can incorporate new approaches into their operations. It will provide library and information managers the tools they need to evaluate the alternatives now available and to begin to chart digital-asset management strategies for their institutions."
For more information, please see <http://www.clir.org/activities/details/managing.html>.
2005 Web-Wise Conference on Libraries and Museums in the Digital World, 16 - 18 February 2005, Washington, DC, USA.
"The theme this year is "Teaching and Learning with Digital Resources." Sessions will include presentations by educators, library and museum professionals and information scientists on using digital library and museum resources both in the classroom and in independent learning environments. David Rumsey, President of Cartography Associates and Director of Luna Imaging, will give the opening keynote on February 17 on Open Content: How Online Digital Libraries and Resources Will Provide Access to Cultural Information in the 21st Century. In addition, exemplary digital projects supporting educators, students, and lifelong learners will be featured in plenary sessions and break-out demonstrations. Two half-day pre-conferences requiring separate registrationone on Business Planning for Digital Assets Management in Cultural Heritage Resources and one on Planning and Implementing User Studieswill be offered on February 16."
For more information, please see <http://www.uic.edu/depts/lib/webwise/>.
GlobusWORLD 2005, 7 - 11 February 2005, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
" GlobusWORLD 2005...bridges the gap between cutting-edge research and enterprise Grid applications. Viewed by many as the most important Grid event of the year, GlobusWORLD features intensive training, informative presentations and interactive panels delivered by the industry's leading experts."
For more information, please see <http://www.globusworld.org/>.
IPSI 2005 AMALFI, 17 - 20 February 2005, Amalfi, Italy.
"The main goal of this conference is to bring together the elite VIP scientists from all over the world, and to provide a forum for exchange of ideas in a number of related fields that interact. We try to bring people from different fields, and to create a setting in which they can interact synergistically, and hopefully create new scientific results (new algorithms, new methods, new ways of thinking). Our experience shows that at specialized conferences people concentrate around specific foci, and follow the mainstream. If a conference has a broader scope, researchers can benefit from unbiased responses, and from exposure to approaches that give good results in distant fields, but are applicable (with appropriate modifications) also in their own field of interest. For example, FFT gave the best results in speech processing, but was developed in seismic research (lots of other similar examples)."
For more information, please see <http://amalfi2005.internetconferences.net/>.
The 4th IASTED International Conference on Web-Based Education (WBE 2005), 21 - 23 February 2005, Grindelwald, Switzerland.
"As keyboards replace chalkboards, the Web's impact on traditional educational theories and practices are increasingly apparent. It has transformed and expanded the conventional boundaries of education. WBE 2005 is aimed to provide scholars, faculty, researchers, and administrators in all web-based educational areas with an excellent opportunity to convene with colleagues from approximately 50 countries and discuss innovative ideas, results and outcomes of research in this new and exciting field."
For more information, please see <http://www.iasted.org/conferences/2005/switzerland/wbe.htm>.
International Conference on Information Management in a Knowledge Society (ICIM 2005), 21 - 25 February 2005, Mumbai, India.
"The objective of the conference is to juxtapose knowledge construction and development through various information management processes and then associated technologies....The conference will provide a platform for bringing to the fore local and global initiatives in this area encompassing research as well as practical applications. This interaction is expected to create understanding of the needs of the various players in the creation of knowledge."
For more information, please see <http://www.icim2005.org/>.
NFAIS Annual Conference 2005 Whose Mind Is It Anyway? Identifying and Meeting Diverse User Needs in the Ongoing Battle for Mindshare, 27 February - 1 March 2005, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
"NFAIS, the premier membership association for organizations that aggregate, organize and facilitate access to information, announced today the theme for its 2005 Annual Conference: Whose Mind is it Anyway? Identifying and Meeting Diverse User Needs in the Ongoing Battle for Mindshare....Building upon the theme of the highly successful 2004 NFAIS conference, it will focus on the differences and commonalities in the search and retrieval behavior of information professionals/librarians and desktop searchers, and the resultant implications for information providers and librarians who must provide products and services that will meet the needs and expectations of these diverse constituencies."
For more information, please see <http://www.nfais.org/press/2005_ANCO_theme_announce.htm>.
ECURE 2005: Preservation and Access for Digital College and University Resources Conference, 28 February - 2 March 2005, Tempe, Arizona, USA.
"This award-winning, interdisciplinary conference is a great way to quickly get up to speed on a wide range of electronic records management and information policy topics. Special break-out sessions enable participants to discuss their own records management challenges with experts and colleagues from around the country."
For more information, please see <http://www.asu.edu/ecure/>.
(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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