Perceptions of Libraries and Information Resources, OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc., December 2005.
"The new report, based on surveys of information users across six countries administered by Harris Interactive on behalf of OCLC, is a follow-up to The 2003 OCLC Environmental Scan: Pattern Recognition, the award-winning report that describes issues and trends that are impacting and will impact OCLC and libraries."
For more information, please see <http://www5.oclc.org/downloads/design/abstracts/12122005/index.htm>.
IEEE TCDL Bulletin, Volume 2, Number 1, IEEE Technical Committee on Digital Libraries, December 2005.
"This issue of the IEEE Technical Committee on Digital Libraries (TCDL) Bulletin features articles with images of the posters and demonstrations from the Joint Conference on Digital LIbraries (JCDL) 2005, held in Denver in June. Each article includes text about projects and images of the posters and demos. A link beneath each thumbnail on the text page leads to a larger version of the poster or demo image."
For more information, please see <http://www.ieee-tcdl.org/Bulletin/current/>.
Digital Preservation Report, by Jane Stevenson for JORUM, August 2005.
"The report aims to provide a summary of current activities, standards and recommendations relating to digital preservation, both nationally and internationally, and also aims to provide a starting point for further work on the possibilities for implementing a long term preservation strategy for learning objects within the JORUM learning object repository."
For more information, please see <http://www.jorum.ac.uk/docs/pdf/Digital%20Preservation%20Report%2001Aug05%20final.pdf>.
Report on the Crawl and Harvest of the Whole Australian Web Domain Undertaken during June and July 2005, Paul Koerbin, Digital Archiving Branch, National Library of Australia, 10 October 2005.
From the Executive Summary to the report: "In June and July 2005 the National Library of Australia conducted a project to undertake the first large scale harvest of the Australian web domain. The objective was to collect, for preservation purposes, as much, in terms of breadth and depth, of the .au domain as possible within a defined and limited crawl duration and to gain more understanding of the issues associated with this approach to digital archiving. The Internet Archive, being the only agency experienced in such large scale web harvesting for preservation purposes, was contracted to undertake the crawl on behalf of the Library....This report is based on an initial analysis of the content by using the Internet Archive's WayBack Machine interface, pending receipt of the indexed content from the Internet Archive which will allow more detailed analysis."
The report is online in PDF format at <http://pandora.nla.gov.au/documents/domain_harvest_report_public.pdf>.
Cyberinfrastructure for Education and Learning for the Future (CLEF): A Vision for the Future, © 2005 Computing Research Association.
From the Forward to the Report: "This report is the result of a series of workshops organized by the Computing Research Association and the International Society of the Learning Sciences with support from the National Science Foundation (Grant No. REC-0449247). The purpose of the workshop series was to explore where we are in the application of pervasive computing power to education, and where we need to be. In particular, the intent was to develop a map of where NSF can strategically place its resources in creating the learning environments of the future. " (The report was written by Shaaron Ainsworth, Margaret Honey, W. Lewis Johnson, Kenneth Koedinger, Brandon Muramatsu, Roy Pea, Mimi Recker, and Stephen Weimar as representatives of the four workshops.)
The report is online in PDF format at <http://www.cra.org/reports/cyberinfrastructure.pdf>.
Dynamic Action Plan for the EU co-ordination of digitisation of cultural and scientific content, Minerva, November 15, 2005.
From the Introduction: "The Europe 2002 Action Plan recommended the creation of a co-ordination mechanism for digitisation programmes across Member States. In 2001, representatives and experts from Member States met under the Swedish Presidency, supported by the European Commission, and agreed the Lund Principles that established priorities to add value to digitisation activities in ways that would be sustainable over time. The accompanying Lund Action Plan recommended actions to support progress for the period until 2005. The Lund Action Plan is being implemented by a group of National Representatives (NRG) and successive Presidencies, and benefits from several projects and research networks, including the highly successful Minerva and Digicult projects."
For more information, please see <http://www.minervaeurope.org/publications/dap.htm>.
Expanding Access to Research Data: Reconciling Risks and Opportunities (2005), Panel on Data Access for Research Purposes, Committee on National Statistics, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, National Research Council, ISBN 0-309-10012-7.
From the Executive Summary: "The charge to the Panel on Data Access for Research Purposes was 'to assess competing approaches to promoting exploitation of the research potential of microdata particularly linked longitudinal microdata while preserving respondent confidentiality'." The resulting report offers recommendations.
To read the report online in PDF at no charge, please see <http://www.nap.edu/catalog/11434.html>.
Point to Point
The NSDL Evaluation Wiki - Links to online documents on Libraries and Digital Libraries: Use, Usability and Evaluation, National Science Digital Library (NSDL) 2005.
"This is a collection of online resources on digital library use and evaluation that is informing the development and implementation of the NSDL Evaluation Plan. The focus is on peer-reviewed and published online research, and on stand-alone reports and white papers by digital library researchers."
For more information, please see <http://eval.comm.nsdl.org/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?OnlineDocs>.
Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography, Volume 60, by Charles W. Bailey, Jr., University of Houston, December 9, 2005.
"Version 60 of the Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography is now available. This selective bibliography presents over 2,560 articles, books, and other printed and electronic sources that are useful in understanding scholarly electronic publishing efforts on the Internet. "
For more information, please see <http://info.lib.uh.edu/sepb/sepb.html>.
Calls for Participation
NASIG Awards. Applications are due by 1 February 2006.
"An outstanding awards and grants program encourages students and new serials-based professionals to attend the annual conference and serve on committees. See <http://www.nasig.org/public/awards.html> for specific details about Conference Student Grants, the Marcia Tuttle International Grant, the Champion Award, the Horizon Award, and the Fritz Schwartz Serials Education Scholarship."
For more information, please see <http://www.nasig.org/awards>.
Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL 2006), Details. Call for short papers. The submission deadline for short papers, posters and demonstrations is 3 February 2006 (Full papers, panels, workshops and tutorial proposals are due 20 January 2006).
"The Joint Conference on Digital Libraries is a major international forum focusing on digital libraries and associated technical, practical, and social issues. JCDL encompasses the many meanings of the term "digital libraries," including (but not limited to) new forms of information institutions; operational information systems with all manner of digital content; new means of selecting, collecting, organizing, and distributing digital content; digital preservation and archiving; and theoretical models of information media, including document genres and electronic publishing."
For more information, please see the Call for Papers at <http://www.jcdl2006.org/>.
IR 7.0 Internet Convergences, 27 - 30 September 2006, Brisbane, Australia. Call for papers. The submission deadline for abstracts is 7 February 2006.
"Our conference theme invites papers and presentations based on empirical research, theoretical analysis and everything in between that explore the multiple ways the Internet acts in both converging and fragmenting ways physical, cultural, technological, political, social on local, regional, and global scales."
For more information, please see the Call for Papers at <http://conferences.aoir.org/callforpapers.php?cf=5>.
2006 National Award for Library Service. Institute of Museum and Library Services. Call for nominations. The deadline for receipt of all materials is 15 February 2006.
"The Institute of Museum and Library Services announces the 2006 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. Winning organizations will receive $10,000 and will be honored at a special ceremony in Washington, D.C."
"Text Library nominators may direct questions about the National Awards for Museum and Library Service by e-mail to Michele Farrell (email@example.com) in the IMLS Office of Library Services or by phoning (202) 653-4656."
For more information, please see <http://www.imls.gov/grants/library/lib_nals.htm>.
2006 National Award for Museum Service, Institute of Museum and Library Services. Call for nominations. The deadline for receipt of all materials is 15 February 2006.
"The Institute of Museum and Library Services announces the 2006 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. Winning organizations will receive $10,000 and will be honored at a special ceremony in Washington, D.C. "
"Museum nominators may direct questions about the National Awards for Museum and Library Service by e-mail to Robert Trio (firstname.lastname@example.org) in the IMLS Office of Museum Services or by phoning (202) 653-4689."
For more information, please see <http://www.imls.gov/grants/museum/mus_nams.asp>.
The Yale Law School Information Society Project (ISP) and The International Journal of Communications Law & Policy (IJCLP) Writing Competition. Submissions for the writing competition must be received by noon EST, 15 February 2006..
"The Yale Law School Information Society Project (ISP) and The International Journal of Communications Law & Policy (IJCLP) are pleased to announce their third interdisciplinary writing competition and a call for papers in conjunction with the Access to Knowledge (A2K) Conference taking place on April 21-23, 2006 at Yale Law School. We invite students, scholars, policy makers, activists and practitioners to submit papers for the writing competition and/or for publication by the IJCLP."
For more information, please see <http://www.ijclp.org/>.
34th Museum Computer Network Conference (MCN 2006), Access to Assets: Return on Investment, 8 - 11 November 2006, Pasadena, California, USA. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 16 February 2006..
" At MCN 2006 in Pasadena, we will explore ways we've found to demonstrate useful, successful methods for accessing technology; we'll share our challenges and triumphs as we network together to creatively and effectively improve our bottom lines. We'll discuss the many ways we've found to maximize the compelling value of our technology collateral, keeping in mind that the bottom line is not always financial, sometimes it's intellectual, and sometimes, it's just for the greater good."
For more information, please see <http://www.mcn.edu/mcn2006/proposals/>.
ASIS&T 2006, 3 - 9 November 2006, Austin, Texas, USA. Call for proposals. Proposals due for contributed papers, technical sessions and panels, and pre-conference sessions by 13 February 2006 (for contributed posters/short papers, the deadline is 25 February 2006.
"ASIS&T 2006 challenges us to explore this moment in the history of information science as people seamlessly move between their physical and digital worlds to create information realities for themselves and others. Submissions by researchers and practitioners are solicited on a wide range of topics including but not limited to the following:
For more information, please see the Call for Papers at <http://www.asis.org/Conferences/AM06/am06call.html>.
29th Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference, Details. Call for Participation. Poster, Demonstrations, Tutorial, Workshop, and Doctoral Consortium submissions are due 27 February 2006. (Full Research Papers are due 20 January 2006.
"SIGIR is the major international forum for the presentation of new research results and the demonstration of new systems and techniques in the broad field of information retrieval."
For more information, please see <http://www.sigir2006.org/>.
8th International Bielefeld Conference, 7 - 9 February 2006, Bielefeld, Germany.
"The Bielefeld Conference has proved to be one of the most attractive forums for library managers and senior staff from Europe and beyond. In 2006, at the 8th Bielefeld Conference, high profile speakers from nine countries include the university librarians of Cornell and Stanford as well as representatives from Google (Scholar) and Microsoft. We are especially delighted to welcome Lynne Brindley, the Chief Executive of the British Library, as our keynote speaker. Reports will be given on current and future trends, concepts and practical experiences by considering the role of information services in the digital world."
For more information, please see <http://conference.ub.uni-bielefeld.de/2006/>.
VALA 2006: Connecting with Users, 8 - 10 February 2006, Melbourne, Australia.
"The VALA2006 13th Biennial Conference and Exhibition Conference is the Australian forum where the use of technology in libraries is discussed and will feature invited overseas keynote speakers, plenary and concurrent sessions and an exhibition featuring the latest products from leading suppliers. The theme for this conference is Connecting with Users. "
For more information, please see <http://www.vala.org.au/conf2006.htm>.
e-Learning 2006, 11 - 14 February 2006, Savannah, Georgia, USA.
"e-Learning 2006 will feature pre-conference workshops, keynote speakers, and vendors exhibiting the latest e-learning technologies and services, and nearly 60 one-hour concurrent sessions."
For more information, please see <http://www.itcnetwork.org/elearning2006.htm>.
Internet and Multimedia Systems and Applications (EuroIMSA 2006), 13 - 15 February, Innsbruck, Austria.
" IASTED's International Conference on Internet and Multimedia Systems and Applications will act as an opportunity for international research scientists, engineers, and practitioners to present their latest research, ideas, developments, and applications in these fields. EuroIMSA 2006 will include keynote addresses, contributed papers, and tutorials on a wide range of topics. "
For more information, please see <http://www.iasted.com/conferences/2006/Innsbruck/euroimsa.htm>.
WebWise 2006, 15 - 17 February 2006, Los Angeles, California, USA.
"The conference theme is Inspiring Discovery: Unlocking Collections, and will explore current and emerging practices for information discovery as well as promising innovations that could revolutionize the ways in which information seekers find digital content."
For more information, please see <http://www.getty.edu/webwise2006/conference/>.
code4lib 2006, 15 - 17 February 2006, Corvallis, Oregon, USA.
"Code4lib 2006 is a loosely structured conference for library technologists to commune, gather/create/share ideas and software, be inspired, and forge collaborations. It is also an outgrowth of the Access HackFest, wrapped into a conference-ish format. It is the event for technologists building digital libraries and digital information systems, tools, and software." See also the CfP below in Deadline Reminders.
For more information, please see <http://www.code4lib.org/2006>.
Copyright and Academic Culture, 20 February - 3 March 2006, 2006 Intellectual Property in Academia Online Workshop.
"Goals for the course:
For more information, please see <http://www.umuc.edu/cip/ipa/workshops.html#copyright>.
EDUCAUSE Southwest Regional Conference: Building the IT Community of the Future, 22 - 24 February 2006, Austin, Texas, USA.
"EDUCAUSE regional conferences help you balance a tight travel budget with the value of meeting and exchanging information with peers. The Southwest Regional Conference, like the other EDUCAUSE regional conferences, offers nearby higher education IT professionals a smaller, more intimate version of the EDUCAUSE annual conference in a location that is easy and affordable to reach. If you're from the Southwest, take this opportunity to learn, share, and connect with others in your field and from your part of the country."
For more information, please see <http://www.educause.edu/swrc>.
NFAIS 2006 Annual Conference, 26 - 28 February 2006, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
"NFAIS serves groups that aggregate, organize, and facilitate access to information. To improve member capabilities and contribute to their ongoing success, NFAIS provides a forum to address common interests through education and advocacy."
For more information, please see <http://www.nfais.org/>.
Digital Preservation in State Government: Best Practices Exchange 2006, 27 - 28 March 2006 (Registration deadline 23 February 2006), Wilmington, North Carolina, USA.
"[This is a] two-day forum in which librarians, archivists, records managers, and other information professionals will share their own experiences in managing and preserving digital state government information for public access."
For more information, please see <http://statelibrary.dcr.state.nc.us/digidocs/bestpractices/>.
ECURE 2006, 27 February - 1 March 2006, Tempe, Arizona, USA
"The ECURE 2006 program will focus on the topic of biomedical information, the infrastructure required to collect, sustain and make available associated research data and administrative records, and the policy and regulatory environments that drive this activity at the institutional or national level."
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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