Copyright Issues Relevant to Digital Preservation and Dissemination of Pre-1972 Commercial Sound Recordings by Libraries and Archives, (Commissioned for and sponsored by the National Recording Preservation Board, Library of Congress) by June M. Besek, December, 2005, Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR), Pub 135.
From the Abstract: "This report addresses the question of what libraries and archives are legally empowered to do to preserve and make accessible for research their holdings of pre-1972 commercial recordings, the large aural legacy that is not protected by federal copyright. As the first in-depth analysis by a nationally known expert in copyright law, this report will also be a timely and authoritative aid to the many librarians and archivists who face decisions daily about how to establish priorities for sound preservation."
For more information, please see <http://www.clir.org/pubs/abstract/pub135abst.html>.
How Women and Men Use the Internet, by Deborah Fallows, Senior Research Fellow, PEW Internet & American Life Project, December 28, 2005.
"A wide-ranging look at the way American women and men use the internet shows that men continue to pursue many internet activities more intensively than women, and that men are still first out of the blocks in trying the latest technologies."
For more information, please see <http://www.pewinternet.org/PPF/r/171/report_display.asp>.
Proceedings of the DLM-FORUM 2005 - Electronic Records Supporting e-Government and Digital Archives, held 5 - 7 October 2005 in Budapest, Hungary.
"The participants of the DLM-Forum included users from all sectors, information and records management, and IT specialists. The DLM Forum Conference 2005 consisted of plenary sessions and parallel general and specialist sessions. The Proceedings are now available online."
For more information, please see <http://europa.eu.int/comm/secretariat_general/edoc_management/dlm_forum/proceed2005_en.htm>.
"The final report and recommendations of the Warwick Workshop on "Digital Curation and Preservation: Defining the research agenda for the next decade" can now be downloaded as a pdf file from <http://www.dcc.ac.uk/training/warwick_2005/Warwick_Workshop_report.pdf>."
RLG DigiNews, Volume 9, Number 6, December 2005.
"RLG DigiNews is a bimonthly electronic newsletter that focuses on digitization and digital preservation. If you have a research collection that you are digitizing, you'll find this report indispensable for its articles on evolving practices and technology, new projects and publications, and events."
For more information, please see <http://www.rlg.org/en/page.php?Page_ID=20865>.
DigiCULT.Info, Issue 10, October 2005.
"This tenth issue was produced by the DigiCULT partner University of Glasgow, HATII, to fulfil publication commitments and report on the latest developments and projects within the cultural heritage field in 2005. A sample of the articles may illustrate the broad scope of themes and contributions:
... plus many more."
For more information, please see <http://www.digicult.info/pages/newsletter.php>.
E-JASL: The Electronic Journal of Academic and Special Librarianship, v.6 no.3 (Winter 2005). Published and Distributed by the International Consortium for the Advancement of Academic Publication (ICAAP).
"E-JASL is an independent, professional, refereed electronic journal dedicated first and foremost to advancing knowledge and research in the areas of academic and special librarianship. We are committed to covering all aspects of academic and special librarianship without regard to region or country."
For more information, please see <http://southernlibrarianship.icaap.org/index.html>.
NISO Newsline, January 2006, National Information Standards Organization.
"NISO Newsline is an executive summary of noteworthy articles pertaining to Information Standards and is distributed to the NISO community each month."
For more information, please see <http://www.niso.org/news/newsline/NISONewsline-Jan2006.htm>.
Point to Point
The Third European Conference on Research Infrastructures, Presentation slides and abstracts.
"This third European Conference on Research Infrastructures, follows the first one, held in Strasbourg in 2000 and the second held in Trieste in 2003. It has:
"Abstracts of the talk and copies of the presentations, and conclusions from the sessions may be viewed by selecting the relevant session from the homepage. The presentations are in html and pdf formats. "
For more information, please see <http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/ecriuk/>.
Permanent Access to the Records of Science, Presentation slides and other materials from the conference held in The Hague on 1 November 2004.
"The EU conference Permanent Access to the Records of Science... enabled representatives and experts from EU member states, third countries and the European Commission to discuss the issue of permanent access and the creation of electronic archiving systems for scientific publications and the participants agreed to a series of conclusions and recommendations. In order to maintain momentum from the conference and achieve maximum progress with these recommendations, the KB was asked to set up a European Task Force for Permanent Access, which started its work early in 2005."
For more information, please see <http://www.kb.nl/coop/euconference/>.
Bibliocasting Mailing List Archive, an L-Soft list server at Syracuse University.
Announced January 5, 2006, by Gerry McKiernan, Iowa State University: "For those who *are not* subscribed to Bibliocasting as well as to those are *are* subscribed and wish to re-live the experience), I am pleased to announce the availability of the Official Formal Archives of the Bibliocasting listserv at <http://iis.syr.edu/archive/bibliocasting/>."
Calls for Participation
5th International Workshop on Web Semantics (WebS 2006), (held in conjunction with DEXA 2006) 4 - 8 September 2006, Krakow, Poland. Call for papers. The submission date is 24 February and full papers are due 3 March 2006.
"The objective of the workshop Web Semantics (WebS) is to bring together researchers, developers and practitioners to discuss research issues and experience in developing and deploying Semantic Web concepts, applications, and solutions being an international forum for the presentation of both theoretical and applicative results. Papers describing Semantic Web application experiences are particularly encouraged."
For more information, please see <http://www.dexa.org/drupal/?q=webs>.
Seventeenth International ACM Conference on Hypertext and Hypermedia: Tools for Supporting Social Structures (HT 2006), 23-25 August 2006, Odense, Denmark. Call for participation. The submission date is Workshop Proposals is 6 March.2006, and full Papers (8-12 pages) & hypertexts are due 10 March 2006.
"Hypertext and hypermedia are technologies for supporting structured knowledge work. The Seventeenth International ACM Conference on Hypertext and Hypermedia: Tools for Supporting Social Structures (HT 2006) will focus specifically on tools that help us represent, model and interact with social structures, including cultural, literary, linguistic, and other types of social structures. Recently, in fields ranging from anthropology to linguistics, there has been an increasing focus on representing complex social phenomena using networks or other structure-intensive models. HT 2006 will bring together social scientists with hypertext and hypermedia researchers who specialize in building tools to build, manipulate, and manage structure-intensive models."
For more information, please see <http://www.ht06.org/>.
8th National Russian Research Conference - Digital Libraries Advanced Methods and Technologies Digital Collections, 17 - 19 October 2006, Vladimir, Russia. Call for workshop proposals. The submission date is 31 March 2006.
"The purpose of this conference series (previous seven conferences were held in St.Petersburg (1999), Protvino (2000), Petrozavodsk (2001), Dubna (2002), St. Petersburg (2003), Pushchino (2004), Yaroslavl (2005)) is to stimulate evolvement of the Russian digital libraries community and encourage research in this field. RCDL brings Russian scientific and application communities contributing to DL field together and provides an open forum for exchange of experience, ideas and results as well as stimulates communication and co-operation between experts in the field. We welcome contributions and participation from all interested in relevant aspects of digital libraries including researchers, developers, practitioners, students, postgraduates, policy makers and users. "
For more information, please see <http://rcdl2006.vlsu.vladimir.ru/>.
SIGCSE 2006 Symposium, 1 - 5 March 2006, Houston, Texas, USA.
"The ACM Special Interest Group on Computer Science Education provides a forum for problems common among educators working to develop, implement and/or evaluate computing programs, curricula, and courses, as well as syllabi, laboratories, and other elements of teaching and pedagogy."
For more information, please see <http://www.cs.rit.edu/~sigcse06/>.
Ohio Digital Commons for Education (ODCE) 2006 Conference The Convergence of Libraries, Learning and Technology Open Doors to the Future, 6 - 7 March 2006, Columbus, Ohio, USA.
"The Conference will feature submitted and invited presentations, technology demonstrations, pre-conference workshops and plenary presentations on the topics of instruction, libraries and electronic media, e-learning and technology-enabled education and research in Ohio."
For more information, please see <http://www.oln.org/conferences/ODCE2006/>.
Rare Book School, Electronic Texts and Images, taught by David Seaman, 6 - 10 March 2006, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA.
"A practical exploration of the research, preservation, editing, and pedagogical uses of electronic texts and images in the humanities. The course will center around the creation of a set of archival-quality etexts and digital images, for which we shall also create an Encoded Archival Description guide. Topics include: SGML tagging and conversion; using the Text Encoding Initiative Guidelines; the form and implications of XML; publishing on the World Wide Web; and the management and use of online texts."
For more information, please see <http://www.rarebookschool.org/>.
Rare Book School, Implementing Encoded Archival Description, Daniel Pitti, 6 - 10 March 2006, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA.
"Encoded Archival Description (EAD) provides standardized machine-readable descriptive access to primary resource materials. This course is aimed at archivists, librarians, and museum personnel who would like an introduction to EAD that includes an extensive supervised hands-on component. Students will learn XML encoding techniques in part using examples selected from among their own institutions' finding aids. Other topics covered include: the context out of which EAD emerged; introduction to the use of XML authoring tools; the conversion of existing finding aids; publishing finding aids; funding sources for EAD projects; and integration of EAD into existing archival processing."
For more information, please see <http://www.rarebookschool.org/>.
Scholarship and Libraries in Transition: A Dialogue about the Impacts of Mass Digitization Projects, 10 - 11 March 2006, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.
" What are the transformative issues and implications that emerge from mass digitization initiatives? How will initiatives such as the Google partnership with academic libraries impact libraries, universities, government, information policy, publishing, and education? What are the professional, social, and economic issues? How will we identify and respond to the challenges and opportunities to shape future directions? To help explore these questions, the University of Michigan University Library and the National Commission on Libraries and Information Science welcome your participation."
For more information, please see <http://www.lib.umich.edu/mdp/symposium/>.
EDUCAUSE Midwest Regional Conference 2006, 13 - 15 March 2006, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
"EDUCAUSE regional conferences help you balance a tight travel budget with the value of meeting and exchanging information with peers. The Midwest 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 Midwest, 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/EDUCAUSEMidwestRegionalConference/1351>.
Ninth International Open Forum on Metadata Registries (Open Forum 2006), 20 - 22 March 2006, Kobe, Japan.
"Participants will explore the capabilities, uses, content, development, and operation of registries and related technologies. Semantics management for concepts and terminology is becoming especially important, so the emphasis for Open Forum 2006 is on the confluence of terminology and metadata registry standards."
For more information, please see <http://www.tiu.ac.jp/org/openforum2006/>.
SITE 2006 (Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education), 20 - 24 March 2006, Orlando, Florida, USA.
"SITE 2006 is the 17th annual conference of the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education. This society represents individual teacher educators and affiliated organizations of teacher educators in all disciplines, who are interested in the creation and dissemination of knowledge about the use of information technology in teacher education and faculty/staff development. SITE is a society of the Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)."
For more information, please see <http://www.aace.org/conf/site/>.
Museums and the Web 2006, 22 - 25 March 2006, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA.
"Museums and the Web addresses the social, cultural, design, technological, economic, and organizational issues of culture and heritage on-line. Taking an international perspective, senior speakers with extensive experience in Web development review and analyze the issues and impacts of networked cultural and natural heritage."
For more information, please see <http://www.archimuse.com/mw2006/>.
Computers in Libraries 2006, 22 - 24 March 2006, Washington, DC, USA.
" Computers in Libraries is the leading conference for librarians and information professionals who need to know about the latest technologies, equipment, software, and services available."
For more information, please see <http://www.infotoday.com/cil2006/default.shtml>.
EDBT 2006: International Conference on Extending Database Technology, 26 - 30 March 2006, Munich, Germany.
"The EDBT series of conferences is an established and prestigious forum for the exchange of the latest research results in data management. Held every two years in an attractive European location, the conference provides unique opportunities for database researchers, practitioners, developers, and users to explore new ideas, techniques, and tools, and to exchange experiences."
For more information, please see <http://www.edbt2006.de/index.htm>.
SURA/ViDe 2006, 27 - 30 March 2006, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
"The SURA/ViDe Conference brings together every year approximately 150 educators, technologists, librarians, archivists and policymakers to discuss a broad range of issues relating to the development and deployment of video-over-IP in higher education. See preliminary program page for early details of the 2006 conference."
For more information, please see <http://www.vide.net/conferences/spr2006/>.
(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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