The Power of the Internet for Learning: Moving from Promise to Practice, Report of the Web-based Education Commission to the President and Congress of the United States, December 2000.
The Web-based Education Committee, chaired by Sen. Bob Kerrey of Nebraska, is composed of 16 members appointed by President Clinton, Secretary of Education Richard Riley, and bipartisan leadership of Congress. The members of the Committee have been meeting with experts in education, business, policy, and technology since November 1999 with the goal to "establish a 'policy roadmap' that will help education and policy officials at the local, state, and national levels better address the critical 'digital age' challenges brought about by the Internet and other emerging technologies." This 129-page report reflects the work of the Commission and presents the consensus of its findings.
Through the report, the Commission is issuing a call to action to:
The full report is available online in PDF and text-only formats. It is also available in Word format for download. At a later date, it will be possible to order print copies from EdPubs at <http://www.ed.gov/pubs/edpubs.html>. The online versions are located at <http://interact.hpcnet.org/webcommission/index.htm>.
Preservation Science Survey: An Overview of Recent Developments in Research on the Conservation of Selected Analog Library and Archival Materials, by Henk J. Porck and René Teygeler, December 2000, published by the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR), ISBN 1-887334-80-7. Price in print format $20.00.
CLIR commissioned the Koninklijke Bibliotheek, the National Library of the Netherlands to conduct a survey of research in the preservation of paper, film, photographic materials, and magnetic tape. The resulting report covers work being done in North America, Europe and Australia. The final chapter of the report summarizes trends and gaps in research that focuses on preservation of these formats. The report also provides appendices with contact information for the research centers described in the report and an index of what research is being done at each of the centers.
The abstract of this CLIR report and a link to the PDF version are at <http://www.clir.org/pubs/abstract/pub95abst.html>. The report will be available soon in HTML format and for purchase in print format.
Library Services for Visually Impaired People: A Best Practice Manual, produced by Re:source: The Council for Museums, Archives and Libraries, November 2000.
The Best Practice Manual, funded by a grant of £200,000 from the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, aims to help library staff improve their services to the 1.7 million people with visual impairments. Compiled by some of the UK's leading experts, it contains a wide range of useful facts and guidance.
The manual is published in print, Braille, tape and PC disk format and is available on the web. The manual is also available in print format from the National Library for the Blind. In addition, the Introduction to the manual may be heard as a Real Audio file or an MP3 file.
The online versions of the manual are at <http://www.nlbuk.org/bpm/>.
Cataloging Electronic Resources: OCLC-MARC Coding Guidelines, by Jay Weitz, Consulting Database Specialist, Collections and Technical Services Division, OCLC (Online Computer Library Center), revised version, September 22, 2000.
This revised set of guidelines is intended to assist catalogers in creating records for electronic resources in WorldCat, the OCLC Online Union Catalog. These guidelines pertain to OCLC-MARC tagging (that is, content designation). Cataloging rules and manuals (such as AACR2) govern the content of records. This revision combines "Cataloging Electronic Resources: OCLC-MARC Coding Guidelines," by Rich Greene, first published in February 1998; and "OCLC Guidelines on the Choice of Type and BLvl for Electronic Resources," by Jay Weitz, first published in March 1998.
The guidelines are located at <http://www.oclc.org/oclc/cataloging/type.htm>.
Papers from the Preservation 2000 Conference. Papers from the 7 - 9 December 2000 conference held in York, England.
The Preservation 2000 conference was sponsored by Cedars (CURL Exemplars in Digital Archives), the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC), the Research Libraries Group, and OCLC. Papers from the conference deal with current issues in digital preservation. In conjunction with the conference, a one-day workshop, "Information Infrastructures for Digital Preservation", preceded the conference "to focus on the necessary information infrastructures for preserving digital materials over the long term." Papers from both of these events are now available online at a web site maintained by Robin Dale, Research Libraries Group.
The web site where the conference papers may be found is at <http://www.rlg.org/events/pres-2000/prespapers.html>.
Digital Libraries of the 21st Century, an archive of a virtual conference hosted by Texas A&M University.
On 3 November 2000, a virtual conference on digital libraries was held using chat technology. The panel for the conference included: Dilawar Grewal, Texas A&M University Digital Library; John Ober, California Digital Library; and Charles Thomas, University of Minnesota, and the conference moderator was Charles L. Gilreath, Texas A&M University. The topics discussed under the theme of "Digital Libraries of the 21st Century" were wide-ranging. The text of the chat session is now available at <http://library.tamu.edu/21stcentury/chatarchives11300.html>.
Going Digital: issues in digitisation for public libraries, by Neil Beagrie, Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC), on behalf of EARL (the Consortium for UK Public Library Networking), The Library Association (the Association for Librarian and Information Managers), and UKOLN (the UK Office for Library and Information Networking).
The Introduction to this paper describes its goal as follows: "This paper aims to set out some of the key issues involved in ‘going digital’ and developing digitisation projects. It also points as appropriate, to more detailed sources of advice and guidance for operational managers. It has drawn heavily on experience from relevant digitisation programmes in Higher Education and the cultural heritage sector." The paper covers:
The full text of the paper is available at <http://www.earl.org.uk/policy/issuepapers/digitisation.htm>.
ERCIM NEWS, No. 44, January 2001, published by ERCIM EEIG.
A publication of ERCIM (European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics), ERCIM NEWS is an open access electronic journal (a print version is also published) issued quarterly. The current issue, No. 44, has the special theme "Computer Graphics and Visualization".
The online ERCIM NEWS is located at <http://www.ercim.org/publication/Ercim_News/enw44/>.
Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology (JASIST), Volume 52, Number 2.
To see the Table of Contents, please click here.
The ASIST home page <http://www.asis.org/Publications/JASIS/tocs.html> contains the Table of Contents and brief abstracts from January 1993 (Volume 44) to date.
The John Wiley Interscience site http://www.interscience.wiley.com includes issues from 1986 (Volume 37) to date. Guests have access only to tables of contents and abstracts. Registered users of the Interscience site and ASIST members who have selected the electronic version of JASIST have access to the full text of these issues and to preprints.
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Issue Papers from the Networked Services Policy Task Group.
This web site is a source for issue papers on topics of importance to library management. They are presented by Earl - the Consortium for Public Library Networking, in collaboration with UKOLN, the Library Association, and the Networked Services Policy Task Group, who established and maintain this online archive of materials and briefing papers on issues affecting the successful development and delivery of networked services in public libraries.
The Issue Papers web site is located at <http://www.earl.org.uk/policy/issuepapers/index.html>.
Web Based Resources: Free Access, Full Text Electronic Journals and Selected Websites, by Lewis A. Armstrong, Head of User Services, William Allen White Library, Emporia State University.
The stated purpose of this web site is to support campus, community, and distance education. Links are organized by subject and type, i.e., Electronic Journals, Websites, etc. The Library Information electronic journal section lists links to dozens of journals, and there are brief annotations to most of them.
The main page containing the subject categories is located at <http://www.emporia.edu/libsv/ejw/>.
Changes in LIS Education: A Bibliography, by Bernie Sloan, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
This bibliography gathers relevant literature related to changes in LIS education over the past fifteen years or so, for North American schools accredited by the American Library Association. It contains entries that treat the topic from the perspectives of both practitioner and educator. The bibliography is a work in progress. Currently, it contains approximately 125 entries, with about one-quarter of the resources available online. Dr. Sloan welcomes suggestions for new listings. He may be contacted at <email@example.com>.
The bibliography is located at <http://www.lis.uiuc.edu/~b-sloan/edbib.html>.
Information Online 2001 - Digital Dancing: New Steps, New Partners, 16 - 18 January 2001, Sydney, Australia. For more information, please see <http://www.csu.edu.au/special/online2001>.
27th International Association for Social Science Information Services and Technology (IASSIST) Conference: IASSIST/IFDO 2001, 14 - 19 May 2001 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Call for proposals. The deadline for submission is 22 January 2001. For more information, please see http://www.niwi.knaw.nl/us/ia2001/home.htm>
Open Meeting of the Open Archives Initiative, 23 January 2001, Washington, D.C., USA. See <http://www.openarchives.org/DC2001/OpenMeeting.html> for more information.
Arts and Humanities Online, one-day seminars: 25 January 2001, University of Bristol, United Kingdom; and 22 February 2001, Edinburgh University, United Kingdom. For more information, please see <http://www.humbul.ac.uk/events/>.
Online Northwest 2001 - Eighteenth Annual Conference: Promoting Innovation and Technology in Libraries, 26 January 2001, Portland, Oregon, USA. For more information, please see <http://www.ous.edu/onlinenw>.
National Learning Infrastructure Initiative (NLII) Annual Meeting, 28 - 30 January 2001, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. For more information, please see <http://www.educause.edu/nlii/meetings/orleans2001>.
SIGIR 2001 - The 24th Annual International Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval, 7 - 12 September 2001, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. Call for papers. The deadline for paper submissions is 29 January 2001. For more information, please see <http://www2.sis.pitt.edu/~sigir01/index.html>.
Tele Learning 2001, 6 - 9 October 2001, Costa Mesa, California, USA. Call for proposals. The submission deadline is 31 January 2001. For more information, please see <http://www.itcnetwork.org/costarfp.htm>.
ASIST 2001 Annual Meeting - Information in a Networked World: Harnessing the Flow, 3 - 8 November 2001, Washington, DC, USA. Call for papers. The deadline for submissions is 1 February 2001. For more information, please see <http://www.asis.org/Conferences/am01.html>.
10th Pacific Science Inter-Congress, 1 - 6 June 2001, Tumon, Guam. Call for papers. The deadline for submission of abstracts is 1 February 2001. For more information, please see <http://www.10psicguam.org>.
Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) National Leadership Grants for Libraries. Call for participation. The deadline for grant application is 1 February 2001. For more information, please see <http://www.imls.gov/grants/library/lib_nlgl.asp>.
American Association for History and Computing Annual Meeting, 1 - 3 February 2001, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. For more information, please see <http://www.theaahc.org>.
Call for Proposals - New Subject Hubs for the Resource Discovery Network: A. Arts and Creative Industries and B. Sport, Tourism and Leisure. Call for proposals. The submission deadline is 2 February 2001. For more information, please see <http://www.rdn.ac.uk/publications/calls/>.
International Cultural Heritage Informatics Meeting: Cultural Heritage and Technologies in the Third Millennium, 3 - 7 September, 2001, Milan, Italy. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 2 February 2001. For more information, please see <http://www.archimuse.com/ichim2001/>.
ASIS Summit 2001: Practicing Information Architecture, 2 - 4 February 2001, San Francisco, California, USA. For more information, please see <http://www.asis.org/Conferences/Summit2001/>.
CyberSystems and Computer Science 2001 Conference, 21 - 24 March 2001, San Antonio, Texas, USA. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 7 February 2001. For more information, please see <http://www.e-academe.org/conferences/cscs/index.html>.
JCDL 2001: Joint Conference on Digital Libraries, 24 - 28 June 2001, Roanoke, Virginia, USA. Call for papers. The submission deadline for short papers is 5 February 2001. (The deadline for full-length papers has passed.) For more information, please see <http://www.jcdl.org/>.
Computing Arts: Digital Resources for Research in the Humanities 2001, 26 - 28 September 2001, Sydney, Australia. Call for papers. The deadline for submission is 16 February 2001. For more information, please see <http://setis.library.usyd.edu.au/drrh2001/>.
Hypertext 2001 - The 12th ACM Conference on Hypertext and Hypermedia: Transforming Information, Entertainment, and Culture, 14 - 18 August 2001, Arhus, Denmark. Call for participation. The submission deadline is 16 February 2001. For more information, please see <http://www.ht01.org>.
Second ARL/OCLC Strategic Issues Forum: Toward Rethinking Academic Library Performance in the Digital Age, 16 - 18 February 2001, Tempe, Arizona, USA. For more information, please see <http://www.oclc.org/institute>.
VLDB 2001: 27th International Conference on Very Large Data Bases, 11 - 14 September 2001, Rome, Italy. Call for papers. The submission deadline for abstracts is 19 February 2001. For more information, please see <http://www.dia.uniroma3.it/vldb2001/>
NFAIS 2001 Annual Conference: Networking @ Internet Speed, 25 - 28 February 2001, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. For more information, please see <http://www.nfais.org>.
KDD-2001: The 7th ACM SIGKDD International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining, 26 - 29 August 2001, San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA. Call for papers. The submission deadline for abstracts is 26 February 2001. For more information, please see <http://www.acm.org/sigkdd/kdd2001/>.
ACM Multimedia 2001: Multimedia at the Dawn of the Millennium, 30 September - 5 October 2001, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Call for papers. The submission deadline for technical papers, panels and tutorials is 28 February 2001. For more information, please see <http://www1.acm.org/sigs/sigmm/MM2001/>.
5th International Conference on Electronic Publishing - EPUB2001: 2001 in the Digital Publishing Odyssey, 5 - 7 July 2001, Canterbury, United Kingdom. Call for papers. The submission deadline for abstracts is 28 February 2001. For more information, please see <http://www.tu-chemnitz.de/mbv/PrintMedienTech/elpub2001/>.
Calls for Participation
The Second International Conference of the Association of Internet Researchers, 10 - 14 October 2001, Minneapolis - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA. Call for papers. The deadline for submission is 2 March 2001.
The Internet's ever-increasing points of connection to almost every element of 21st century life have prompted strong interest in understanding the social aspects of cyberspace. Research that is collaborative, international, and interdisciplinary is needed to meet the challenges this situation presents. This conference will bring together prominent scholars, researchers, practitioners, and students from many disciplines for a program of keynote addresses, paper presentations, formal discussions, and informal exchanges.
Paper submissions from any discipline, as well as work from those producing new media or working in multimedia studies are being sought. Panel presentations that establish connections across disciplines, institutions and/or continents are especially encouraged. Also sought are presentations making creative use of Internet technologies and techniques, including (but not limited to) digital art and e-poster sessions.
The following are suggested themes for proposals:
This list is not meant to be exclusive, rather to trigger ideas and encourage submissions from a wide range of disciplines. For more information, please see the conference web site at <http://www.cddc.vt.edu/aoir/>.
Libraries Without Walls 4 - The Delivery of Library Services to Distant Users: Distributed Resources - Distributed Learning, 14 - 18 September 2001, Lesvos, Greece. The deadline for submissions is 2 March 2001.
The fourth Libraries Without Walls (LWW4) conference will bring together international perspectives on the delivery of library services to users distant from the physical library. When the first LWW Conference was held in 1995, the focus was primarily on distance learning and geographical dispersion. Since then, however, rapid advances in the development of ICT (Information and Communications Technologies) based infrastructures and services have led to a situation where many library users now routinely access services remotely -- even when 'remotely' means 'within sight of the library building'. As a previous conference attendee observed, "we are all distance learners now".
LWW4 is concerned with innovative ways of delivering library services in this new environment. Papers may present the results of research or of innovative practice, for traditionally LWW is a meeting place for researchers and practitioners. Papers are invited that address the following themes, but papers on any aspect of 'Libraries Without Walls' will be considered.
All papers will be considered by a panel of independent referees and will be published by Library Association publishing, London, in the LWW Conference Series.
Presentations may take the form of full papers or workshop presentations of 40 minutes. To be considered please submit an abstract (between 400 and 800 words) together with a 50-word biographical statement and a 50-word synopsis of the paper. Please send submissions, preferably by email (as text rather than an attachment), to the address below by 2 March 2001.
For more information, enquiries should be sent to: <firstname.lastname@example.org>. (Information about a web site for this conference was not available at the time this issue of D-Lib Magazine was released.)
AMIA 2001 - A Medical Informatics Odyssey: Visions of the Future and Lessons from the Past, 3 - 7 November 2001, Washington, DC, USA. Call for participation. Papers are being accepted now and the deadline for submission is 8 March 2001.
2001 will mark AMIA's 25th consecutive annual symposium, originating with the Symposium on Computer Applications in Medical Care (SCAMC). A Call for Participation has been issued and is available for download in PDF format from the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) web site. The focus of presentations will be on the "future role of medical informatics innovations in the discovery, creation, and application of biomedical knowledge; the delivery of health care in a wide variety of settings; and the health of the pubic.
Please see <http://www.amia.org/meetings/annual/f1.html> for more information.
Call for Papers: Special Topic Issue of JASIS on Information Architecture. The deadline for submission is 15 March 2001.
The next Special Topics Issue of the Journal of the American Society for Information Science (JASIS) is scheduled to come out in mid 2001 on the topic of Information Architecture. The guest editors for this special issue will Andrew Dillon of Indiana University and David Blair of the University of Michigan.
Information architecture (IA) has recently emerged as an important meta-discipline concerned with the design, implementation, and maintenance of digital information spaces for human access, navigation and use. Though the interest is new, the term has been used for several years to describe the mix of competencies required to produce information resources that enhance human abilities to explore and locate information. In this special issue, authors are invited to examine this topic in an original and challenging manner. The editors do not seek rigid definitions or demand adherence to a fixed view of what "information architecture" means. Instead, they invite both short and full-length contributions that can help shape our understanding of IA, explore the role IA may play in information systems design, challenge thinking about information design, and even question the need for such a meta-discipline.
Specific topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:
Inquiries and manuscript submissions (four copies of full articles), as well as offers to review papers, should be addressed to:
Prof. Andrew Dillon
10th and Jordan
Bloomington IN 47405
Prof. David Blair
Computer and Information Systems
Graduate School of Business
The University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1234
The deadline for accepting manuscripts for consideration for publication in this special issue is 15 March 2001. All manuscripts will be reviewed by a select panel of referees, and those accepted will be published in this special issue of JASIS. Original artwork and a signed copy of the copyright release form will be required for all accepted papers.
A copy of the call for papers will be available on the World Wide Web, as is further information about JASIS, at <http://www.asis.org/>.
Public Library Association (PLA) Spring Symposium, 1 - 3 March 2001, Chicago, Illinois, USA. This conference was listed in the December 2000 "Clips and Pointers" column of D-Lib Magazine <http://www.dlib.org/dlib/december00/12clips.html#PLA>. Please see the Public Library Association conference web site at <http://www.pla.org/spring01.html> for complete information.
Computers, Freedom and Privacy 2001, 6 - 9 March 2001, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.
The sponsors of Computers, Freedom and Privacy (CFP) 2001 are: The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the Harvard Information Infrastructure Project (HIIP), and Privacy International (PI). CFP is a leading policy conference for exploring the impact of the Internet, computers and communications technologies on society. Past conferences have anticipated policy trends and issues, and shaped the public debate on the future of privacy and freedom in the online world. The conference is attended by members of the technical, government, business, education, non-profit, legal, law enforcement, security, media and hacker/cracker communities who gather together to address the cutting edge questions in computing, freedom and privacy.
For more information, please see the CFP web site, <http://www.cfp2001.org/home.html>.
ACM1: Beyond Cyberspace, A Journey of Many Directions, 10 - 14 March 2001, San Jose, California, USA. This conference was listed in the December 2000 "Clips and Pointers" column of D-Lib Magazine <http://www.dlib.org/dlib/december00/12clips.html#ACM1>. Please see the ACM1 conference web site at <http://www.acm.org/acm1/index.html> for complete information.
Computers in Libraries, 14 - 16 March 2001, Washington, DC, USA. This conference was listed in the December 2000 "Clips and Pointers" column of D-Lib Magazine <http://www.dlib.org/dlib/december00/12clips.html#CIL>. Please see the Computers in Libraries 2001 conference web site at <http://www.infotoday.com/cil2001/> for complete information.
Museums and the Web 2001, 14 - 17 March 2001, Seattle, Washington, USA. This conference was listed in the December 2000 "Clips and Pointers" column of D-Lib Magazine <http://www.dlib.org/dlib/december00/12clips.html#ARCHIMUSE>. Please see the Museums and the Web 2001 conference web site at <http://www.archimuse.com/mw2001> for complete information.
ACRL 10th National Conference (ACRL X): Crossing the Digital Divide, 15 - 18 March 2001, Denver, Colorado, USA. This conference was listed in the December 2000 "Clips and Pointers" column of D-Lib Magazine <http://www.dlib.org/dlib/december00/12clips.html#ACRL>. Please see the ACRL X conference web site at <http://www.ala.org/acrl/denver.html> for complete information.
The North East Regional Computing Program (NERCOMP)- E-learning: Enhancing Education In and Out of the Classroom, 18 - 20 March 2001, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA.
At the NERCOMP web site the conference is described as follows: "NERCOMP...features presentations, discussions, and workshops centered on the challenges facing information technology practitioners on campus. How are new technologies changing the way our institutions' missions are delivered and how, in turn, are the new technologies and new customer expectations changing IT organizations' strategies for organizing the campus infrastructure and our information services and resources?"
"This conference brings together a focused group of IT professionals for exhibits and sessions concerning topics including architectures, systems, and applications, and how these issues impact student learning, instruction, and the delivery of campus services."
Please see the conference web site at <http://www.educause.edu/nercomp/2001/index.asp> for complete information.
Ebooks 2001 Conference, 20 March 2001, London, United Kingdom.
This conference will explore the opportunities and challenges created by electronic books. Expert speakers from different parts of the publishing industry and education will provide opportunities for discussion, evaluation and debate. The intended audience for this conference is information service managers, librarians, publishers and booksellers.
Speakers will examine some of the different hardware and software technologies and standards in use, and offer evaluations of varying business models for the different market players. How are electronic books going to change the publishing industry? The conference will also look at how e-books might affect library acquisitions, and consider what service benefits and problems they might create.
For complete information, please see the conference web site at <http://litc.sbu.ac.uk/ebooks2001/>.
4th British-Nordic Conference: Library and Information Studies, 21 - 24 March 2001, Dublin, Ireland.
The Department of Library and Information Studies at University College Dublin is the host of this conference on behalf of the British Association for Information & Library Education and Research (BAILER). The Call for Papers sought submissions on the topics of: Education and Research for Heritage Information Management; Networks-Partnerships-Consortia-Mergers; Learning and Empowerment; Taxonomies and Typologies; and The Economics of Information, as well as other topics that fit the theme of the future of Library and Information Studies Education.
Please see the conference web site for more information at <http://www.db.dk/nyt/ugeavisen/00/34/konf.htm>.
ETD 2001: The Fourth International Symposium on Electronic Theses and Dissertations, 22 - 24 March 2001, Pasadena, California, USA. (Earlybird registration ends 5 February 2001.)
The conference program had not been finalized by 15 January 2001, but the Call for Papers suggested topics for submissions might include:
A list of confirmed plenary speakers is now available at the conference web site at <http://library.caltech.edu/etd/>.
Third USENIX Symposium on Internet Technologies and Systems, 26 - 28 March 2001, San Francisco, California, USA.
"The Internet continues to evolve in interesting and unexpected ways. Electronic commerce, mobility, streaming media, and other developments are driving the creation of new applications, protocols, security models, and systems. Recent application-level changes, such as XML, may dramatically improve the functionality of the Web, and an increasing number of consumer devices are being built to be Internet-ready. What's next?" asks Tom Anderson, Program Chair of this conference. The conference will attempt to answer that question.
Please see the USENIX Symposium web site at <http://www.usenix.org/events/usits01/> for more information.
EUNIS 2001: The 7th International Congress of European University Information Systems, 26 - 30 March 2001, Berlin, Germany.
This three-day conference brings together university leaders, higher education information technology leaders, directors of libraries from hundreds of European universities and other organisations to explore new directions in research, teaching and administration. Presentation topics include:
Please see the EUNIS 2001 web site at <http://www.hu-berlin.de/EUNIS2001/> for more information.
Sixth International Summer School on the Digital Library Three one-week sessions: 30 July - 3 August 2001, Tilburg, The Netherlands; 5 - 10 August 2001, Tilburg, The Netherlands; and 7 - 12 October 2001, Florence, Italy.
Tilburg, The Netherlands
Sixth International Summer School on the Digital Library
In the summer and fall of 2001, the International Summer School on the Digital Library will be held for the sixth year in a row. This year, the Summer School will consist of three one-week courses: two courses will be held at Tilburg University, the Netherlands, and one at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy. Every year, the Summer School is updated to respond to the most recent developments. This year, a new course was developed on a very topical subject: the role of libraries in education.
Almost 250 librarians from 27 different countries have attended the very successful Summer School so far. Last year, as much as 98 per cent indicated they would recommend the Summer School to colleagues in the field.
Course 1: The Management of Change
(Tilburg, 30 July - 3 August 2001)
The course aims to identify new opportunities for libraries, to support librarians in developing a vision, and to provide librarians with tools to initiate a change in their own organisation. Course directors are Lynne J. Brindley, Chief Executive of the British Library, and Jan Wilkinson, University Librarian and Keeper of the Brotherton Collection at Leeds University Library. The programme is designed for library managers/directors, deputy librarians/directors, and other senior managers involved in strategic change in academic and research libraries.
The following subjects will be dealt with: the changing outside world, library vision, new ways of supporting research and learning, strategic planning, models and frameworks for change management, managing the process of change, organisational change, managing resistance, communication, human resource aspects of change, human resource management, and improvement programmes.
Course 2: Digital Libraries and the Changing World of Education
(Tilburg, 5 - 10 August 2001)
A completely new course on the role of (digital) libraries in education. Course director is Hans Roes, Deputy Librarian at Tilburg University library. The course is designed for librarians, reference librarians, library managers, instruction librarians, designers of learning environments, and teaching staff.
The course addresses the possible roles of and opportunities for libraries in education and focuses on practical experiences and case studies of libraries. Attention will be paid to the digital library as a natural complement of digital learning environments, information literacy as a critical skill for lifelong learning, the relation between physical and virtual learning environments, and opportunities for library staff in co-designing digital learning environments.
Course 3: Electronic Publishing: Libraries as Buyers, Facilitators, or Producers
(Florence, 7 - 12 October 2001)
Hans Geleijnse, Director of Information Service and Systems at the European University Institute in Florence (previously librarian at Tilburg University), is the director of this course which aims to support university and research libraries in the current transitional phase and to identify new roles and opportunities for them. The course is designed for library managers/directors, IT or systems librarians, licensing officers, and digital library project managers from academic and research libraries. The course is highly relevant for publishers.
The following themes will be dealt with: changes in the information chain, new roles for publishers, the library as an information gateway and publisher, the economics of journal publishing, copyright, licensing and library consortia, the art of negotiation, electronic pre-prints and document servers, preservation and digital archiving, and reference linking.
Many international experts will present lectures, case studies, and demonstrations, including:
Group discussions and workshops will enable participants to apply the new information to their own situation. A detailed programme will become available via Ticer’s website:
The Summer School will be organised by Ticer B.V. (Tilburg Innovation Centre for Electronic Resources) in co-operation with Tilburg University and the European University Institute.
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