Information searches that solve problems: How people use the internet, libraries, and government agencies when they need help, by Leigh Estabrook, Evans Witt, and Lee Rainie, published by the Pew Internet & American Life Project, December 30, 2007.
From the Executive Summary: "This report emerges from a national survey that looks at how people use a variety of information sources to help them address some common problems that could be related in some way to government agencies and programs. The problems about which we queried included: dealing with a serious illness or health concern; making a decision about school enrollment, financing school, or upgrading work skills; dealing with a tax matter; changing a job or starting a business; and getting information about major programs such as Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid."
For more information, please see <http://www.pewinternet.org/report_display.asp?r=231>.
Environmental Data Management at NOAA: Archiving, Stewardship, and Access , Committee on Archiving and Accessing Environmental and Geospatial Data at NOAA, National Research Council, 2007 ISBN: 978-0-309-11209-3.
From the Executive Summary: "This report offers nine general principles for effective environmental data management, listed below, along with a number of guidelines and examples that describe and illustrate how these principles could and should be applied at NOAA."
This book can be read online free of charge or users may purchase electronic or print copies. For more information, please see <http://www.nap.edu/catalog/12017.html>.
RLG Programs Descriptive Metadata Practices Survey Results, by Karen Smith-Yoshimura, OCLC Programs and Research, © 2007 OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc.
From the Introduction to the Report: "As the first project in our program to change metadata creation processes, RLG Programs surveyed 18 Partner institutiona1 in July and August 2007 to obtain a baseline understanding of their current descriptive metadata practices....Analyzing the survey results helped us identify where there are opportunities to simplify and integrate metadata practices as we seek to reduce costs and design network level services that are sufficiently modular to support local needs."
For more information, please see <http://www.oclc.org/programs/publications/reports/2007-03.pdf>.
The ARL Youth Movement: Reshaping the ARL Workforce, by Stanley J. Wilder, Associate Dean, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester. ARL: A Bimonthly Report, No. 254 (October 2007).
From an ARL press release about this report: "In a recent study of demographic data on the university library members of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), Stanley J. Wilder, Associate Dean, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester, posits that US ARL libraries are likely to experience a professional 'youth movement' in the next few years, much as their Canadian peers have experienced recently."
For more information, please see <http://www.arl.org/bm~doc/arl-br-254-youth.pdf>.
Snapshot and case studies of current usage of Creative Commons (and other open content) licences by cultural heritage organisations in the UK, Final Report. Eduserv Foundation, October 2007.
From the Executive Summary: "This study investigates the awareness and use of open content licences in the UK cultural heritage community by way of a survey. Open content licensing generally grants a wide range of permission in copyright for use and re-use of works such as images, sounds, video, and text, whilst retaining a relatively small set of rights: often described as a 'some rights reserved' approach to copyright. For those wishing to share content using this model, Creative Archive (CA) and Creative Commons (CC) represent the two main sets of open content licences available for use in the United Kingdom. The year of this survey, 2007, marks five years from the launch of the Creative Commons licences, two years since the launch of the UK-specific CC licences and two years as well since the launch of the UK-only Creative Archive licence. "
For more information, please see <http://www.eduserv.org.uk/foundation/studies/cc2007>.
The E-only Tipping Point for Journals: What's Ahead in the Print-to-Electronic Transition Zone, by Richard K. Johnson and Judy Luther. Association of Research Libraries (ARL), 2007.
From the Executive Summary: "This report examines the issues associated with moves toward electronic-only publication of journals. It is based in large part on interviews with two-dozen academic librarians and journal publishers. Interviews were conducted with collection officers and others at a dozen ARL member libraries; the rest of the interviews were with publishing staff of societies and university presses, publishing platform hosts, and publishing production consultants. "
For more information, please see <http://www.arl.org/bm~doc/Electronic_Transition.pdf>.
Environmental Scan 2007, by the ACRL Research Committee January 2008.
From the Executive Summary: "Academic librarianship is a profession in transition as the scope and pace of change in both the information environment and the higher education environment continue to increase. Over the past decade, the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) has undertaken an ongoing environmental scan to identify the trends that will define the future of academic librarianship, to support research aimed at improving the practice of librarianship in academic and research environments, and to develop resources and programming that support the continuing professional education needs of its membership."
For more information, please see <http://www.acrl.org/ala/acrl/acrlpubs/whitepapers/Environmental_Scan_2.pdf>.
e-Infrastructures for Identity Management and Data Sharing: Perspectives across the Public Sector, Project Report by Mary Rundle, JISC, November 9, 2007.
From the Executive Summary: "The OII strategy forum e-Infrastructures for Identity Management and Data Sharing: Perspectives across the Public Sector' was organized to allow the UK public sector to explore how to take advantage of innovations in digital identity management and data sharing. New technologies could help public-sector organizations to identify citizens in ways that enhanced their personal privacy and built confidence in government services; to share relevant data for personalized and interconnected services and fraud reduction; and to enable authentication for different types of transactions."
For more information, please see <http://www.jisc.ac.uk/publications/publications/publicsectorfinalreport.aspx>.
State Library Agencies: Fiscal Year 2006, by Barbara Holton, Patricia O'she,Cindy Sheckells, Suzanne Dorinski, and Michael Freeman, published by the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) November 2007.
From the Introduction to the Report: "This report marks the first release of library statistics data from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. It contains data on state library agencies in the 50 states and the District of Columbia for state fiscal year (FY) 2006. The data were collected through the State Library Agencies (StLA) Survey, the product of a cooperative effort between the Chief Officers of State Library Agencies (COSLA), the U.S. National Commission on Libraries and Information Science (NCLIS), the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), and the U.S. Census Bureau. This cooperative effort makes possible the 100 percent response rate achieved for this survey. The frame or source of the list of respondents for this survey is based on the list that COSLA maintains of state library agencies. The FY 2006 survey is the 13th in the StLA series. The data upon which this report is based are final. "
For more information, please see <http://harvester.census.gov/imls/pubs/stla/pub_detail.asp?id=114>.
e-Infrastructure Security: Levels of Assurance project (ES-LoA) Final Report, by Mike Jones, Ross MacIntyre, Terry Morrow, Aleksandra Nenadic, Stephen Pickles, and Nina Zhang. Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC), 9 November 2007.
"The introduction of a distributed authentication and authorisation environment (e.g. using Shibboleth), creates a new requirement for mechanisms that support feedback on the confidence level of the authentication process. Some resources may be considered more valuable or sensitive than others and thus require greater levels of assurance (LoA) that the person or process attempting to gain access is really who or what they purport to be. Standard mechanisms need to be defined and agreed to enable this information to be exchanged securely and with confidence in a wide variety of environments. The e-Infrastructure Security: Levels of Assurance project (ES-LoA) has investigated current definitions of LoA emerging in the UK at a government level, as well as internationally. It has also surveyed potential users of LoA technology, both identity providers (such as universities, colleges) who have to register people to permit access to services, and service providers (including commercial and JISC-funded services)." This is the final project report.
For more information, please see <http://www.jisc.ac.uk/publications/publications/einfrastructurefinalreport>.
e-Learning Framework Reference Model for Assessment, by Dr. Yvonne Howard, JISC, November 17, 2007.
From the Summary: "FREMA was funded as an eighteen month project to produce a Service Oriented Reference Model for the Assessment Domain, in particular the objective was to produce some sort of conceptualisation of services working within the domain that could help guide other projects producing services for the emerging JISC e-Learning Framework (since renamed the e-Framework)....The FREMA Project ran for nearly two years, involved a large number of people, and has produced a complex set of outputs. This document reports on the history and evolution of the project, and how the outputs fit into this story....It then presents each of the outputs in detail in individual sections."
For more information, please see <http://www.jisc.ac.uk/publications/publications/fremareport.aspx>.
Managing IPR in Digital Learning Materials: A Development Pack for Institutional Repositories, by John Casey, Jackie Proven & David Dripps, JISC TrustDR project, 2007.
"The largest UK Higher Education funding council HEFCE issued guidance to the senior management of higher education institutions about IPR (Intellectual Property Rights) in e-learning....The objective of this institutional development pack is to empower people to undertake this task and help them put in place the necessary supporting measures in their institutions. To do this we have been working across a very broad front that takes in educational factors, culture and organisational issues, technology, the law, the commercial environment and policy development."
For more information, please see <http://trustdr.ulster.ac.uk/outputs.php>.
DOI® News, December 2007 issue.
"DOI® News is a public news release. Information contained within this newsletter may be reproduced and disseminated to all interested parties....In this issue:
For more information, please see <http://www.doi.org/news/DOINewsDec07.html>.
Threshold Magazine, Winter 2008, Cable in the Classroom (CIC).
"Threshold is a forward-looking quarterly journal for district, state, and national education leaders. Launched in 2003, it features nationally-recognized experts offering provocative ideas, opinions, and research at the intersection of education and technology....The Winter 2008 issue of Threshold: Exploring the Future of Education features articles focused on taking advantage of the informal-learning opportunities at your local museums and libraries, produced in partnership with the Institute of Museum and Library Services."
For more information, please see <http://www.ciconline.org/threshold>.
Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, Number 52, Fall 2007.
"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..."
For more information, please see <http://www.istl.org/>.
TextGrid Newsletter, Issue 4, October 2007.
"TextGrid aims to create a community grid for the collaborative editing, annotation, analysis and publication of specialist texts. It thus forms a cornerstone in the emerging e-Humanities....TextGrid is part of D-Grid, a national initiative to establish a grid infrastructure for Germany. This infrastructure creates the basis for enhancing research processes, providing academics with current knowledge technologies and computing resources for e-Science."
For more information, please see <http://www.textgrid.de/index.php?id=news_04&L=5>.
Ariadne, Issue 53 October 2007.
"Ariadne is a Web magazine for information professionals in archives, libraries and museums in all sectors. Since its inception in January 1996 it has attempted to keep the busy practitioner abreast of current digital library initiatives as well as technological developments further afield."
For more information, please see <http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/>.
Cites & Insights: Crawford at Large, by Walt Crawford Volume 8, Issue 1, January 2008.
"Cites & Insights: Crawford at Large is a Web-based journal of libraries, policy, technology, and media."
For more information, please see <http://citesandinsights.info/civ8i1.pdf>.
Digital Document Quarterly (DDQ), Volume 6, Number 4, 4Q2007, published by HMG Consulting.
Excerpt from the publisher's announcement of the release of this issue of DDQ: "DDQ 6(4) recommends four books, and provides brief reviews:
For more information, please see <http://home.pacbell.net/hgladney/ddq_6_4.htm>.
Primary Source, Vol. 9, No. 9; December 2007, published by the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS).
"Brief articles alert readers to new information about grants, monthly highlights of best practices, and important IMLS news with hotlinks to more detailed information on the Web site. Past and current issues of the newsletter and subscription information are available on the IMLS Web site."
For more information, please see <http://www.imls.gov/e-primarysource.htm>.
Point to Point
Proceedings from the EDUCAUSE 2007 Conference, held in October 2007. EDUCAUSE.
"Lists of EDUCAUSE 2007 speakers and session materials (presentation slides, recordings, and interviews) are available."
For more information, please see <http://connect.educause.edu/term_view/EDUCAUSE2007?time=1200337562>.
DA (Digital Archives) blog, University of London Computer Centre (ULCC).
"This blog is a place for ULCC's Digital Archives staff to record information about the activities and projects they are involved with. ULCC's Digital Archives department has been working for over a decade on digital archives, library and preservation projects and initiatives, including systems for the University of London, the National Archives, the British Library and the JISC."
For more information, please see <http://dablog.ulcc.ac.uk/>.
This list is compiled by Marian Dworaczek, University of Saskatchewan Library, and at the time this issue of D-Lib went to press, the list had been updated on January 11, 2008."
For more information, please see <http://homepage.usask.ca/~mad204/CONF.HTM>.
Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography, Charles W. Bailey, Jr. Version 70, December 18, 2007.
"The Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography (SEPB) presents selected English-language articles, books, and other printed and electronic sources that are useful in understanding scholarly electronic publishing efforts on the Internet. Most sources have been published between 1990 and the present; however, a limited number of key sources published prior to 1990 are also included. Where possible, links are provided to sources that are freely available on the Internet."
For more information, please see <http://www.digital-scholarship.org/sepb/sepb.html>.
Calls for Participation
IMLS Invites Proposals for a Cooperative Agreement to Help Museums and Libraries Plan, Evaluate, and Share Outstanding Programs. The submission deadline is 3 March 2008.
"The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) invites proposals for a cooperative agreement to increase the capacity of museum and library grantees to design and deliver programs that preserve cultural heritage, enhance learning opportunities, encourage innovation, and support the professional development of library and museum workers. The cooperative agreement will improve the museum and library fields' sharing of best practices and the Institute's ability to access and analyze IMLS project results and communicate their impact to the field, Congress, the Administration, and the general public. The application deadline is March 3, 2008, and the cooperative agreement will be awarded April, 2008. The grant award of up to $1 million will be active for 24 months beginning April, 2008."
For more information, please see <http://www.imls.gov/news/2007/121007.shtm>.
7th International Conference on Mathematical Knowledge Management MKM 2008, 28 - 30 July 2008, Birmingham, United Kingdom. Call for papers. The submission deadline for titles and abstracts is 7 March 2008.
"Mathematical Knowledge Management is an innovative field at the intersection of mathematics, computer science, library science, and scientific publishing. Its development is driven by on the one hand new technological possibilities which computer science, the Internet, and intelligent knowledge processing offer, and on the other hand the increasing demand by engineers and scientists for new techniques for producing, transmitting, consuming, and managing sophisticated mathematical knowledge."
For more information, please see <http://events.cs.bham.ac.uk/cicm08/mkm08/>.
European Conference on Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries - ECDL 2008, 14 - 19 September 2008, Aarhus Denmark. Call for participation. The submission deadline for papers, tutorials, posters & demos, and the doctoral consortium is 14 March 2008.
"ECDL has become the major European conference on digital libraries and associated technical, practical, and social issues, bringing together researchers, developers, content providers, and users in the field."
For more information, please see <http://www.ecdl2008.org/>.
ISMIR 2008, 14 - 18 September 2008, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Call for papers. The submission deadline for papers, tutorials and panels is 26 March 2008.
"Since its inception in 2000, ISMIR has rapidly become the premier venue for the multidisciplinary field of accessing, analyzing, and managing large collections and archives of music information. The expansion of the music information retrieval (MIR) community reflects the enormous challenges and opportunities presented by the recent and tremendous growth in available music and music-related data. ISMIR provides a forum for the exchange of ideas between representatives of academia, industry, entertainment, and education, including researchers, developers, educators, librarians, students, and professional users, who contribute to this broadly interdisciplinary domain."
For more information, please see <http://ismir2008.ismir.net/>.
Information Online 2009, 20 - 22 January 2009, Sydney, Australia. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 28 March 2008.
"The Convenors of Information Online 2009, Linden Fairbairn and Kay Harris, welcome you to the 14th Information Online Conference & Exhibition. Information Online 2009 is already shaping up to be the biggest event we have ever held. For 2009 the Executive Committee is looking forward to presenting delegates with an innovative programme, so are calling for papers that will educate and inspire the delegates.Papers for 2009 can be nominated for peer-review."
For more information, please see <http://www.information-online.com.au/>.
"The 19th International ACM Conference on Hypertext and Hypermedia will invite professionals from academia, industry and the media to examine the incredibly diverse range of research areas linking people, places, and information. These research areas will be highlighted through a series of tracks, each focused on leading edge topics and featuring practitioners who are eager to share their knowledge."
For more information, please see <http://www.sigweb.org/ht08/>.
International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications (DC 2008), 22 - 26 September 2008, Berlin, Germany. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 30 March 2008.
"The annual Dublin Core conferences bring together leading metadata researchers and professionals from around the world....DC-2008 will focus on metadata challenges, solutions, and innovation in initiatives and activities underlying semantic and social applications. Metadata is part of the fabric of social computing, which includes the use of wikis, blogs, and tagging for collaboration and participation. Metadata also underlies the development of semantic applications, and the Semantic Web the representation and integration of multimedia knowledge structures on the basis of semantic models."
For more information, please see <http://dc2008.de/>.
Tenth Anniversary of All-Russian Scientific Conference RCDL'2008 'Digital Libraries: Advanced Methods and Technologies, Digital Collections', 12 - 16 October 2008, Dubna, Russia. Call for papers. The submission deadline for abstracts is 15 April 2008.
"Digital Libraries (DL) is a field of research and development aiming to promote the theory and practice of processing, dissemination, storage, search and analysis of various digital data. Digital Libraries acting as knowledge depositories can be considered as complex information systems, development and use of which require solution of numerous scientific, technological, methodological, economic, legal and other issues...RCDL'2008 is the tenth conference on this subject. The principal objective of the series of conferences is to promote the constituting of a community of Russian experts involved in researches related to digital libraries. The Conference offers such a community an opportunity to discuss ideas and outcomes and to make contacts for closer cooperation."
For more information, please see <http://rcdl2008.jinr.ru/index_eng.htm>.
FOIS 2008, the 5th International Conference on Formal Ontology in Information Systems, 31 October 2008 - 3 November 2008, Saarbrücken, Germany. Call for papers. The submission deadline for abstracts is 22 April 2008.
"Since its inception ten years ago, the International Conference on Formal Ontology in Information Systems has explored the multiple perspectives on the notion of ontology that have arisen from such diverse research communities as philosophy, logic, computer science, cognitive science, linguistics, and various scientific domains....FOIS is intended to be a forum in which to explore the interplay between the theoretical insights of formal ontology and their application to information systems and emerging semantic technologies."
For more information, please see <http://fois08.dfki.de/joomla/>.
2008 NFAIS Annual Conference and 50th Anniversary Gala 24 - 26 February 2008, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
"NFAIS (National Federation of Abstracting and Information Services) will mark the 50th Anniversary of its founding in 2008, and the celebration begins on February 24th with the opening of the Annual Conference The New Information Order: Its Culture, Content and Economy. The preliminary program, registration forms and general information are now available at <http://www.nfais.org/events/event_details.cfm?id=44>"
For more information, please see <http://www.nfais.org/index.htm>.
Building a Community that Values Academic Integrity, 25 February - 7 March 2008, online workshop.
"Goals for this course:
For more information, please see <http://www.umuc.edu/cip/ipa/workshops.shtml#AI>.
Interdisciplinary Ontology Conference (InterOntology08 Tokyo), 26 - 27 February 2008, Tokyo, Japan.
"This conference will serve to launch JCOR (the Japanese Centre for Ontological Research), which has recently been funded by the Japanese Government's Ministry of Education and Science (MEXT) under the framework of the Open Research Centre on Logic and Formal Ontology."
For more information, please see <http://abelard.flet.keio.ac.jp/ontology/index.php?InterOntology08>.
IEEE DEST 2008: IEEE Conference on Digital Ecosystems and Technologies, 26 - 29 February 2008, Phitsanulok Thailand.
"This conference series helps worldwide researchers further their understanding and broad application of the digital ecosystem ideas, principles and architecture in industry, business, government, social science and other domain disciplines to enhance the productivity, growth, prosperity and social, cultural and economic balance and sustainability."
For more information, please see <http://www.ieee-dest.curtin.edu.au/2008/index.php>.
Ohio Digital Commons for Education (ODCE) 2008 Conference: The Convergence of Learning, Libraries and Technology, 2 - 4 March 2008, Columbus, Ohio, USA.
"The conference will feature submitted and invited presentations, technology demonstrations, pre-conference workshops and plenary presentations on the themes of:
For more information, please see <http://www.oln.org/conferences/ODCE2008/>.
Colour management, a KDCS training course, 6 March 2008, London, United Kingdom.
"This course will be suitable for anyone wishing to learn more about colour management and how to apply it within a digital image environment or digitisation project. It will emphasize the management element of 'colour management' and so will be of interest to project staff, managers and technical staff alike. The National Gallery will give a demonstration and talk about their method of colour management."
For more information, please see <http://www.digitalconsultancy.net/content/training.htm>.
2008 WebWise Conference on Libraries and Museums in the Digital World, 6 - 7 March 2008, Miami Beach, Florida, USA.
"Participating speakers and demonstrated projects are unified by the concept of Web 2.0 as it relates to the development of technological and digital resources among and between libraries and museums. Based on a participative platform between users and user-interfacing applications, the concept of Web 2.0 leverages collective intelligence by encouraging a collaborative approach to the creation of content, its design patterns, and its evaluation. With museums and libraries long considered centers of community engagement, the 2008 WebWise Conference explores how such institutions can utilize the new Web 2.0 "architecture of participation," in terms of preservation and access to museum and library collections."
For more information, please see <http://webwise2008.fcla.edu/>.
NERCOMP 2008 Annual Conference: Education and Technology in Service of the Networked Society, 10 - 12 March 2008, Providence, Rhode Island, USA.
"This year's conference, 'Education and Technology in Service of the Networked Society,' will explore the challenges of meeting constituent demands for delivering institutional information technologies in the context of hyper and socially connected environments. Be inspired by the potential, innovation, success, and failures and case studies of your colleagues. Take home an idea or two to add your own set of best practices, with your institution's own flavor, of course."
For more information, please see <http://www.educause.edu/nc08>.
39th ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education, 12 -16 March 2008, Portland, Oregon, USA.
"The 39th ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education provides a diverse selection of technical sessions and opportunities for networking, learning and interaction. This symposium addresses problems common among educators working to develop, implement and/or evaluate computing programs, curricula, and courses. In addition, the symposium provides a forum for sharing new ideas for syllabi, laboratories, and other elements of teaching and pedagogy, at all levels of instruction."
For more information, please see <http://www.cs.duke.edu/sigcse08/>.
NISO Digital Preservation Forum, 14 March 2008, Washington, DC, USA.
Description from NISO Newsline: "With the increasing number of digital objects both those born digital and those that have been converted to digital formats to enhance access, delivery, and creative use of library collections the need to focus on how these digital objects themselves will be preserved is paramount. Good business practices require attention to interoperability with various systems and platforms, a focus on accessibility, and use of and attention to formats that will be allow for extensibility and flexibility. By creating well-formed content at the outset and paying attention to digital preservation issues as part of the collection management plan, we can better ensure the longevity of these collections. NISO's Digital Preservation forum will provide insight and allow for further discussion of these issues."
Contact Karen Wetzel for more information: <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
23rd Annual ACM Symposium on Applied Computing, 16 - 20 March 2008, Ceará, Brazil.
This conference is sponsored by the ACM Special Interest Group on Applied Computing and is hosted by the University of Fortaleza (UNIFOR) and the Federal University of Ceará (UFC).
For more information, please see <http://www.acm.org/conferences/sac/sac2008/>.
IASTED International Conference on Internet and Multimedia Systems and Applications (EuroIMSA 2008), 17 - 19 March 2008, Innsbruck, Austria.
"IASTED's International Conference on Internet and Multimedia Systems and Applications will be an opportunity for international research scientists, engineers, and practitioners to present their latest research, ideas, developments, and applications in these fields. EuroIMSA 2008 will include keynote addresses, contributed papers, and tutorials on a wide range of topics."
For more information, please see <http://www.iasted.org/conferences/home-612.html>.
Seventh IASTED International Conference on Web-based Education (WBE 2008), 17 - 19 March 2008, Innsbruck, Austria.
"WBE 2008 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 to discuss innovative ideas, results, and outcomes of research in this new and exciting field."
For more information, please see <http://www.iasted.org/conferences/cfp-610.html>.
ACM Symposium on Information, Computer and Communications Security (ASIACCS'08), 18 - 20 March 2008, Tokyo, Japan.
"To build on the success of ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS) and ACM Transactions on Information and System Security (TISSEC), the ACM Special Interest Group on Security, Audit, and Control (SIGSAC) formally established the annual ACM Symposium on InformAtion, Computer and Communications Security (ASIACCS) in 2005."
For more information, please see <http://www.rcis.aist.go.jp/asiaccs08/>.
Electronic Resources & Libraries 2008 (ER&L 2008), 18 - 21 March 2008, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
"[This conference covers topics on] managing and assessing e-resources in libraries, organizational change, external relationships, meeting user's needs, and the current state and future of digital resources in libraries."
For more information, please see <http://www.electroniclibrarian.org/ocs/index.php/erl/2008>.
ICIKM 08 (International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management), 24 - 29 March 2008, Kathmandu, Nepal.
"ICIKM 2008 is to bridge the knowledge gaps between the developing and the developed countries in the field of information and knowledge management, and the conference will aim to strengthen the academic collaboration and strategic alliances in the development of information and knowledge management across the world in digital form. The conference will provide an international forum for sharing of information, experiences and ideas among researchers, educators, practitioners and policy makers from a variety of disciplines such as Library and Information Science, Computer Science, Archival and Museum studies and Knowledge Management. A galaxy of international and national experts in the field is expected to enrich the forum."
For more information, please see <http://www.icikm-2008.com.np/>.
12the Annual Public Library Association Conference, 25 - 29 March 2008, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
"The biennial National Conference is the premier event for the public libraries, drawing librarians, library support staff, trustees, Friends, and library vendors from across the country and around the world. The PLA National Conference has a reputation for excellence and offers attendees more than a hundred high-quality educational programs, world-class speakers, a bustling exhibits hall, and countless networking opportunities and social events, making the conference one of the most popular and successful events for the public library world."
For more information, please see <http://www.placonference.org/>.
Internet of Things 2008: International Conference for Industry and Academia , 26 - 28 March 2008, Zurich, Switzerland.
"The term 'Internet of Things' has come to describe a number of technologies and research disciplines that enable the Internet to reach out into the real world of physical objects. Technologies like RFID, short-range wireless communications, real-time localization and sensor networks are now becoming increasingly common, bringing the Internet of Things into commercial use. They foreshadow an exciting future that closely interlinks the physical world and cyberspace a development that is not only relevant to researchers, but to corporations and individuals alike."
For more information, please see <http://www.internet-of-things-2008.org/>.
Open Repositories 2008, 1 - 4 April 2008, Southampton, United Kingdom.
"Repositories play a pivotal role in the evolving scholarly information environment of open access research outputs and scholarly collections. With its theme of "Practice and Innovation", Open Repositories 2008 will create an opportunity for practitioners and researchers to share experiences and to explore the challenges of the new scholarly communication."
For more information, please see <http://or08.ecs.soton.ac.uk/>.
Personal Information Management: PIM 2008, CHI 2008 Workshop, 5 - 6 April 2008, Florence, Italy.
"Personal information management (PIM) is the practice and study of the activities people perform to acquire, organize, maintain, and retrieve information for everyday use. PIM is a growing area of interest as we all strive for better use of our limited personal resources of time, money, and energy, as well as greater workplace efficiency and productivity. Good research on the topic is being done in several disciplines, including human-computer interaction, database management, information retrieval, and artificial intelligence. This two-day workshop will continue momentum towards building a community of researchers doing PIM-related research."
For more information, please see <http://www.pim2008.org/>.
CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2008), 5 - 10 April 2008, Florence, Italy.
"CHI 2008 focuses on the balance between art and science, design and research, practical motivation and the process that leads the way to innovative excellence. It is about balance in our rapidly evolving field, the balance between individuals and groups, collocated and remote, stationary and mobile, in both our local and global communities."
For more information, please see <http://www.chi2008.org/>.
What to preserve? JISC Significant Properties of Digital Objects, 7 April 2008, London, United Kingdom.
"JISC, the British Library and the Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) are organising a joint workshop on 7th April at the British Library Conference Centre. The intention is to bring together the relevant projects and report on progress to date. It is also hoped that the workshop will lead to collective recommendations for future areas of research and development. The workshop should in addition further our understanding of and provide insight into a number of specific types of digital objects, including documents, images, software, scientific data, government records and e-learning objects."
For more information, please see <http://www.dpconline.org/graphics/events/080407workshop.html>.
Computers in Libraries, 7 - 9 April 2008, Arlington, Virginia, USA.
"The 23rd annual Computers in Libraries [is] the most comprehensive North American conference and exhibition on all aspects of library & information delivery technology. Although the tools and technology available to libraries & information services have changed over the years, the excellent quality and range of both topics and speakers at Computers in Libraries 2008 remain the same."
For more information, please see <http://www.infotoday.com/cil2008/>.
Digital Futures: from digitization to delivery, 7 - 11 April 2008, London, United Kingdom.
"Led by experts of international renown, Digital Futures focuses on the creation, delivery and preservation of digital resources from cultural and memory institutions. Lasting five days, Digital Futures is aimed at managers and other practitioners from the library, museum, heritage and cultural sectors looking to understand the strategic and management issues of developing digital resources from digitisation to delivery."
For more information, please see <http://www.digitalconsultancy.net/digifutures/>.
Museums and the Web 2008, 9 - 12 April 2008, Montréal, Québec, Canada.
"Museums and the Web addresses the social, cultural, design, technological, economic, and organizational issues of culture, science 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, natural and scientific heritage. Together, we are transforming communities and organizations."
For more information, please see <http://www.archimuse.com/mw2008/>.
IADIS e-Society 2008 conference, 9 - 12 April 2008, Algarve, Portugal.
"The IADIS e-Society 2008 conference aims to address the main issues of concern within the Information Society. This conference covers both the technical as well as the non-technical aspects of the Information Society. Broad areas of interest are e-Society and Digital Divide, eBusiness / eCommerce, eLearning, New Media and e-Society, Digital Services in e-Society, eGovernment /eGovernance, eHealth, Information Systems, and Information Management. These broad areas are divided into more detailed areas."
For more information, please see <http://www.esociety-conf.org/>.
IADIS International Conference Mobile Learning 2008, 11 - 13 April 2008, Algarve, Portugal.
"The IADIS Mobile Learning 2008 International Conference seeks to provide a forum for the discussion and presentation of mobile learning research. In particular, we aim to further our understanding of mobile learning from the standpoint of learner mobility. We seek to explore how the multiple perspectives of mobility and the interactions among these influence and enhance current definitions, design, and evaluation of mobile learning."
For more information, please see <http://www.mlearning-conf.org/>.
Buying and Selling e-Content, 13 - 15 April 2008, Scottsdale, Arizona, USA.
"If you buy, sell, distribute, or provide electronic content or content technology solutions, plan now to attend Buying & Selling eContent's ninth annual conference. Buying & Selling eContent has an established reputation as the industry meeting where you can build valuable relationships and explore potential partners and deals. This is where major enterprise buyers, content industry executives, and content solutions providers come together to talk, get to know each other better, and conduct business..."
For more information, please see <http://www.buy-sell-econtent.com/>.
DIR (Dutch-Belgian Information Retrieval) 2008 Workshop, 14 - 15 April 2008, Maastricht, The Netherlands.
"The primary aim of the DIR (Dutch-Belgian Information Retrieval) workshops is to provide an international meeting place where researchers from the domain of information retrieval and related disciplines, can exchange information and present new research developments."
For more information, please see <http://www.ltci.ugent.be/DIR2008/>.
International Cross-Disciplinary Conference on Web Accessibility, 21 - 22 April 2008, Beijing, China.
"Conventional conferences on accessibility tend to be single disciplinary in nature. However, we are concerned that this focus on a single participant group prevents the cross-pollination of ideas, needs, and technologies from other related but separate fields. This conference is decidedly cross-disciplinary but focused on Scientific Enquiry, Research, Development, and Engineering, and brings together computer scientists, psychologists, accessibility expert and technologists from academia and industry to discuss these issues."
For more information, please see <http://www.w4a.info/>.
Fourth Nordic Conference on Scholarly Communication NCSC 2008, 21 - 23 April 2008, Lund, Sweden.
"In order to discuss, present and analyse the problems and challenges that arise within scholarly communication Lund University Libraries invite scholars, publishers, vendors, editors, librarians and other interested parties to the Fourth Nordic Conference on Scholarly Communication....The conference takes place every second year and aims to be an important contribution to the discussion and to the development within the Nordic countries."
For more information, please see <http://www.lub.lu.se/en/ncsc.html>.
29th annual IATUL Conference (digital discovery: strategies & solutions), 21 - 24 April 2008, Auckland, New Zealand.
"The Conference theme is Digital Discovery: Strategies and Solutions The sub-themes to be considered for contributions are:
For more information, please see <http://www.aut.ac.nz/iatul2008/>.
17th International World Wide Web Conference, 21 - 25 April 2008, Beijing, China.
"The World Wide Web Conference is a global event bringing together key researchers, innovators, decision-makers, technologists, businesses, and standards bodies working to shape the Web. Since its inception in 1994, the WWW conference has become the annual venue for international discussions and debate on the future evolution of the Web."
For more information, please see <http://www2008.org/>.
Fundraising, a KDCS training course, 29 April 2008, London, United Kingdom.
"Heritage and memory organizations are increasingly engaging in many different kinds of digital projects large and small. These projects often need to be funded from outside sources, at least in the early stages, as it is difficult to create new funding streams for new initiatives. This workshop will address some of the key issues in planning and costing digital projects, identifying funders, writing grant proposals, and will discuss some of the major sources of funding available to not-for-profit organisations."
For more information, please see <http://www.digitalconsultancy.net/content/training.htm>.
Sustaining digital projects: Funding the future, a KDCS training course, 30 April 2008, London, United Kingdom.
"The long-term sustainability of digital resources is a problem in a world where projects are conceived of as short-term activities and where funders have limited resources to commit beyond initial development phases. Regular updating and upgrading is inevitable, and hardware and software must be replaced regularly if a resource is to grow and thrive. This course will identify the key issues in developing a sustainability plan including what to sustain (resource, people and/or activity), various revenue models and finding your market niche for future funding."
For more information, please see <http://www.digitalconsultancy.net/content/training.htm>.
(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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