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January/February 2011
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In Print

Point to Point

Calls for Participation

Goings On

Deadline Reminders


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January/February 2011


In Print

  • Truth Be Told: How College Students Evaluate and Use Information in the Digital Age, by Alison J. Head, Ph.D. and Michael B. Eisenberg, Ph.D., Project Information Literacy Progress Report, The Information School, University of Washington, November 1, 2010. (Sponsored by the MacArthur Foundation.)

    From the Abstract: "[This is] a report about college students and their information-seeking strategies and research difficulties, including findings from 8,353 survey respondents from college students on 25 campuses distributed across the U.S. in spring of 2010, as part of Project Information Literacy....Overall, the findings suggest students use an information-seeking and research strategy driven by efficiency and predictability for managing and controlling all of the information available to them on college campuses, though conducting comprehensive research and learning something new is important to most, along with passing the course and the grade received. Recommendations are included for how campus-wide stakeholders – faculty, librarians, and higher education administrators – can work together to help inform pedagogies for a new century."

  • Keeping Research Data Safe (KRDS) User Guide, prepared by Charles Beagrie Limited, Version 1.0 - December 2010.

    "The KRDS User Guide has been developed to support easier assimilation of the combined work of the KRDS1 and KRDS2 projects by those wishing to implement the tools or key findings. KRDS is a cost framework that can be used to develop and apply local cost models for research data management and long-term preservation. In addition, it includes a Benefits Taxonomy and discussion of benefits which provides a valuable starting point and framework for assessing the impact and benefits of research data management and preservation activities."

  • Learning Science: Computer Games, Simulations, and Education, Margaret A. Honey and Margaret Hilton, Editors; Committee on Science Learning: Computer Games, Simulations, and Education; National Research Council, Copyright National Academy of Sciences 2011, ISBN-13: 978-0-309-18523-3 $32.40. (May be read online free of charge.)

    "This book reviews the available research on learning science through interaction with digital simulations and games. It considers the potential of digital games and simulations to contribute to learning science in schools, in informal out-of-school settings, and everyday life. The book also identifies the areas in which more research and research-based development is needed to fully capitalize on this potential."

  • Fair Use Challenges in Academic and Research Libraries, by Prudence Adler and Brandon Butler, Association of Reearch Libraries (ARL), and Patricia Aufderheide and Peter Jaszi, American University. Association of Reearch Libraries, December 20, 2010.

    From the Executive Summary: "This report summarizes research into the current application of fair use to meet the missions of U.S. academic and research libraries. Sixty-five librarians were interviewed confidentially by telephone for around one hour each. They were asked about their employment of fair use in five key areas of practice: support for teaching and learning, support for scholarship, preservation, exhibition and public outreach, and serving disabled communities. Interviewees reported a strong commitment to obeying copyright law; rarely concerned about their own liability, librarians primarily felt responsible for ensuring their institutions were in compliance with the law. Practice varied considerably, from a rigid permissions culture to ample employment of fair use."

  • Defining "Born Digital", an Essay by Ricky Erway, OCLC Research, OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc., November 2010.

    "The purpose of this document is to define 'born digital' and the various types of born-digital materials. It is intended to improve community discourse by encouraging caretakers of born-digital resources to specify what they mean when they use the term."

  • Digital Forensics and Born-Digital Content in Cultural Heritage Collections, by Matthew G. Kirschenbaum, Richard Ovenden, and Gabriela Redwine, with research assistance from Rachel Donahue, Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR), Publication number 149, December 2010. 93 pp. $25 in print format. (May be downloaded free of charge in PDF format.) ISBN 978-1-932326-37-6.

    From the Abstract: "This report introduces the field of digital forensics in the cultural heritage sector and explores some points of convergence between the interests of those charged with collecting and maintaining born-digital cultural heritage materials and those charged with collecting and maintaining legal evidence."

  • Case Studies in Digital Preservation: Assessing long term access from short term digitization projects, by Patricia Sieman, University of London Computer Centre, November 2010.

    "The DPC and ULCC with the assistance of Portico and funding from JISC announces the release of a new Case Note in digital preservation: Assessing Long-term Access from Short-term Digitization Projects. This new case note...provides a simple set of questions that they used to evaluate the long term prospects of 16 digitization projects funded by JISC, The survey questions will be useful to any funder wanting to test the durability of digital content that they are creating, and any digitization project manager keen to ensure that their work is robust."

  • 65% of internet users have paid for online content, by Jim Jansen, Pew Internet & American Life Project, December 30, 2010.

    From the Overview: "Nearly two-thirds of internet users – 65% – have paid to download or access some kind of online content from the internet, ranging from music to games to news articles to adult material. Music, software, and apps are the most popular content that internet users have paid to access or download, although the range of paid online content is quite varied and widespread....The survey data reported here are from telephone interviews with a nationally representative sample of 1,003 adults living in the continental United States – of whom 755 are internet users."

  • The Guide for Research Libraries: The NSF Data Sharing Policy, by Patricia Hswe and Ann Holt, Association of Research Libraries, January 2011.

    From the Overview: "In Spring 2010, the National Science Foundation (NSF) announced that it would alter its data sharing policy to require data management plans (DMPs) in future grant proposals to the agency. The Association for Research Libraries has developed this guide primarily for librarians, to help them make sense of the new NSF requirement. It provides the context for, and an explanation of, the policy change and its ramifications for the grant-writing process."

  • Generations 2010, by Kathryn Zickuhr, Pew Internet & American Life Project, December 16, 2010.

    From the Overview: "There are still notable differences by generation in online activities, but the dominance of the Millennial generation that we documented in our first Generations report in 2009 has slipped in many activities....the biggest online trend is that, while the very youngest and oldest cohorts may differ, certain key internet uses are becoming more uniformly popular across all age groups. These online activities include seeking health information, purchasing products, making travel reservations, and downloading podcasts....Even in areas that are still dominated by Millennials, older generations are making notable gains. While the youngest generations are still significantly more likely to use social network sites, the fastest growth has come from internet users 74 and older: social network site usage for this oldest cohort has quadrupled since 2008, from 4% to 16%."

  • Library of Congress Digital Preservation Newsletter (December 2010), Library of Congress.

    "In this issue:

    • The Memento Project wins the Digital Preservation Award 2010.
    • New section of digitalpreservation.gov provides a view of NDIIPP partner collections.
    • News from recent meetings: Preserving Citizen Journalism and Community News in Washington, DC and the Fifth National Congress of Public Libraries in Gijon, Spain.
    • The Federal Agencies Digitization Guidelines Initiative Audio-Visual Working Group is developing an AV preservation specification.
    • The JISC-sponsored Digital Preservation listserv reached its 10th anniversary last month.
    • Read a blog post about recent DuraCloud partner testing."
  • Journal of Electronic Publishing (JEP), Volume 13, No. 3.

    "The Journal of Electronic Publishing (JEP) is a forum for research and discussion about contemporary publishing practices, and the impact of those practices upon users. Contributors and readers are publishers, scholars, librarians, journalists, students, technologists, attorneys, and others with an interest in the methods and means of contemporary publishing."

  • Ariadne, Issue 65.

    "Ariadne is a Web magazine for information professionals in archives, libraries and museums in all sectors....It is published by UKOLN every three months across the year beginning in January. Ariadne generally seeks to inform readers with a variety of articles in each issue, some technical, some of a more strategic nature, in the anticipation that most readers will find something of relevance to their work or interests in every issue."

  • Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, Number 63, Fall 2010.

    "Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship publishes substantive content of interest to science and technology librarians. It serves as a vehicle for sci-tech librarians to share successful initiatives and innovative ideas, and to publish peer-reviewed or board-accepted papers, including case studies, practical applications, theoretical essays, web/bibliographies, and research papers relevant to the functions and operations of science and technology libraries in all settings"

  • Primary Source, Vol. 12, No. 10, November/December 2010, Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).

    Primary Source is a periodical publication of IMLS. "The Institute of Museum and Library Services is an independent federal grant-making agency dedicated to creating strong libraries and museums that connect people to information and ideas."

  • Information Research, Vol. 15, No. 4, December 2010.

    "Information Research, is an open access, international, peer-reviewed, scholarly journal, dedicated to making accessible the results of research across a wide range of information-related disciplines. It is privately published and edited by Professor T.D. Wilson. It is hosted, and given technical support, by Lund University Libraries, Sweden."

  • Semantic Web, Special Issue on Semantic Web and Reasoning for Cultural Heritage and Digital Libraries, Volume 1, Number 1-2, 2010.

    "The journal Semantic Web – Interoperability, Usability, Applicability (ISSN: 1570-0844) brings together researchers from various fields which share the vision and need for more effective and meaningful ways to share information across agents and services on the future internet and elsewhere. As such, Semantic Web technologies shall support the seamless integration of data, on-the-fly composition and interoperation of Web services, as well as more intuitive search engines."


Point to Point

  • Presentations from the SPARC Digital Repositories Meeting 2010, held 8 - 9 November 2010, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.

    "This site provides a selection of videos, presentations, and summaries from the Scholarly Publishing & Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC) repositories meeting, including:

    • Opening Keynote with Michael Nielsen
    • Repository-based publishing services: strategies for success (or failure)
    • Open Data
    • Innovation fair
    • Global repository networks
    • Tuesday Luncheon Keynote with George O. Strawn
    • Making the case for financial sustainability"
  • Presentations from the JPEG 2000 for the Practitioner event, held 16 November 2010 in London, United Kingdom.

    "Presentations from the very successful JPEG 2000 for the Practitioner event in London on 16th November are now available. Presentations include details of the JPEG 2000 profiles adopted and developed by leaders in the field and are therefore likely to be very useful for anyone trying to implement or understand best practice in the field. The event was jointly organized by the Wellcome Library and JPEG 2000 Implementation Group with support from the DPC."

  • CLIR Announces Hidden Collections Awards, Council on Library and Information Resources, December 21, 2010.

    This press release from the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) lists the recipients (with links to each) of the 2010 Hidden Collections Awards. "Created in 2008 with funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Cataloging Hidden Special Collections and Archives awards program supports the identification and cataloging of special collections and archives of high scholarly value that are difficult or impossible to locate. Award recipients create Web-accessible records according to standards that enable the federation of their local cataloging entries into larger groups of related records, enabling the broadest possible exposure to the scholarly community."

  • The Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography, by Charles W. Bailey, Jr., Version 79, December 2010.

    "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 works that are freely available on the Internet, including e-prints in disciplinary archives and institutional repositories."

  • Master of Archives and Records Administration (MARA) Presentations, by MARA faculty and guest lecturers.

    "The San Jose School of Library and Information Science continues to host a series of presentations by archivists and records management experts, which are freely available online. Though designed to meet the needs of graduate students in the School's fully online Master of Archives and Records Management (MARA) program, these presentations may be of interest to all archivists and records management professionals."


Calls for Participation

  • 5th International Workshop on Modular Ontologies (WoMO), 8 - 12 August 2011, Ljubljana, Slovenia. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 15 February 2011.

    "Modularity, as studied for many years in software engineering, allows mechanisms for easy and flexible reuse, generalization, structuring, maintenance, design patterns, and comprehension. Applied to ontology engineering, modularity is central not only to reduce the complexity of understanding ontologies, but also to facilitate ontology maintenance and ontology reasoning."

  • IFLA 77th Conference: Audiovisual and Multimedia Section & Preservation and Conservation Section (Theme: The Medium is the Message! The convergence of media in rapidly changing societies from the perspectives of users and preservation needs), 13 - 18 August 2011, San Juan, Puerto Rico. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 15 February 2011.

    "Technological change and innovation have always played a key role in the field of library and information service. The even broader use of digital material and technology in everyday life as well as at work has significant impact on our profession as librarians or archivists. Non-printed material such as DVDs, Blu-ray discs, CDs, digital audio, image and video files, computer games, and eBooks, are all examples of these changes. EBooks, all of which usually are distributed on the Internet, may become multi-medial, including images, moving as well as still, and sounds, rather than just being an electronic version of a printed book. The convergence of media is not limited to the World Wide Web. There is no doubt that most libraries and archives will become 'digital' in the future (partly due to the fact that more and more documents will be born digital). Digital libraries are basically types of information retrieval systems, accessed locally or remotely via networks. Some libraries, such as national libraries, also have a specific responsibility for long term preservation. The rapid increase of digital material itself is a major challenge, but convergence issues also lead to changes in institutional policy and sometimes even in national legislation."

  • AdMIRe 2011: 3rd International Workshop on Advances in Music Information Research, 11 - 15 July 2011, Barcelona, Spain. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 20 February 2011.

    "[This workshop] will serve as a forum for theoretical and practical discussions of cutting edge research in the fields of Web mining for music information extraction, retrieval, and recommendation as well as in mobile applications and services. Research on multimodal extraction, retrieval, and presentation with a focus on the music and audio domain is especially welcome, as well as submissions addressing concrete implementations of systems and services by both academic institutions and industrial companies."

  • International Conference on Digital Information and Communication Technology and its Applications (DICTAP2011), 21 - 23 June 2011, Dijon, France. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 20 February 2011.

    "Information processing is the base for most new technology applications. This includes the processing of information on the web, mobile phones, networking information, and many other applications. This conference aims to show the cutting edge technology in the fields of information processing and its real applications in the field of Digital Information Technology."

  • The Seventh Spring Researchers Colloquium on Databases and Information Systems, SYRCoDIS'2011, 2 - 3 June 2011, Moscow, Russia. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 21 February 2011.

    "SYRCoDIS is an annual colloquium directed to researchers specializing in the area of databases and information systems. The goal of the colloquium is to help young researchers to be acquainted with the work of their colleagues, to exchange experiences and to practice delivering reports at international conferences."

  • The International Conference on Digital Information Processing and Communications, 7 - 9 July 2011, Ostrava, Czech Republic. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 25 February 2011.

    "This conference aims to enable researchers build connections between different digital applications. Currently, a number of institutions worldwide are working to evolve better models to provide collaborative technology services for scholarship by creating shared cyberspace through expert collaboration, but this is a challenge for institutions for a number of reasons. There is a need to provide concerted efforts to build federated digital technologies that will enable the formation of networks of digital technologies."

  • The International Conference on Digital Enterprise and Information Systems (DEIS2011), 20 - 22 July 2011, London, United Kingdom. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 28 February 2011.

    "This conference aims to enable researchers to build connections between different digital applications. The event will be held over three days, with presentations delivered by researchers from the international community, including presentations from keynote speakers and state-of-the-art lectures."

  • The First International Conference on e-Technologies and Networks for Development (ICeND2011), 3 - 5 August 2011, Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 5 March 2011.

    "This conference aims to enable researchers build connections between different digital applications. The event will be held over two days, with presentations delivered by researchers from the international community, including presentations from keynote speakers and state-of-the-art lectures."

  • 11th Annual Brick and Click Libraries, 4 November 2011, Maryville, Missouri, USA. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 7 March 2011.

    "'Brick and Click' is a one-day symposium of practical relevance to directors, librarians and paraprofessionals supporting traditional and online resources/services for academic library users. The annual symposium has been hosted by Northwest Missouri State University since its inception in 2001."

  • Workshop on Discovering Meaning On the Go in Large Heterogeneous Data 2011 (LHD-11), 16 July 2011, Barcelona, Spain. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 14 March 2011.

    "This workshop is designed to bring together people from different fields working in the area of dynamic matching, interpretation, and integration of heterogeneous data, so that ideas, techniques and problems can be shared and discussed in a broad context. A key part of this aim is attracting those from industry as well as those from academia."


Goings On

  • Handheld Librarian Online Conference IV, 23 - 24 February 2011. This is an online conference.

    "This event will be two days of intense online professional development for librarians who love technology! Handheld Librarian IV will build on the success of prior conferences in which an array of presenters share their experiences and insights on topics addressing these themes. Recordings will be posted online after the conference so the sessions may be accessed at a later time."

  • Personal Digital Archiving 2011, 24 - 25 February 2011, San Francisco, California, USA.

    "Relevant themes include but are not limited to family photographs and home movies; personal health and financial data; interface design for archives; scrap booking; social network data; institutional practices; genealogy; email, blogs and other correspondence; and funding models."

  • NFAIS Annual Conference, 27 February - 1 March 2011, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.

    "The Web, search engines and social media have created a new world of information abundance. Scholars and researchers are bombarded daily by e-mails, RSS feeds, and postings from blogs, social networks, and other sources. Web searching can deliver thousands of relevant results. Yet, despite the abundance, discovery of the most relevant, credible, quality information can be difficult and time-consuming. Why? Information no longer resides solely within peer-reviewed journals. It is accessible from multiple resources scattered around the globe that do not conform to a uniform standard of quality – from publishers and other content providers, online communities of interest, and bloggers."

  • Electronic Resources & Libraries (ER&L) Conference, 28 February - 2 March 2011, Austin, Texas, USA.

    "Electronic Resources & Libraries (ER&L) provides a forum for information professionals to explore ideas, trends, and technologies related to electronic resources and digital services."

  • 2011 International Conference on Integrated Intelligent Computing (INTECH 2011), 2 - 4 March 2011, University of Sao Carlos, Brazil.

    "This conference will bring forth discussions in integrating models, framework, designs, content, networks and the knowledge through more robust and high quality research. All papers will undergo blind reviewing and accepted papers will be published in the refereed Conference Proceedings."

  • 1st International Conference on Pervasive and Embedded Computing and Communication Systems (PECCS), 5 - 7 March 2011, Algarve, Portugal.

    "Pervasive and embedded computing and communication is a paradigm that aims at providing trustworthy computing solutions and communication services all the time and everywhere. This entails the need for an interdisciplinary field of R&D that combines signal processing with computer hardware and software technologies, and utilizes and integrates pervasive, wireless, embedded, wearable and/or mobile systems. Applications range from ambient intelligence to ubiquitous multimedia, multidimensional signal processing, sensors, robotics, integrated communication systems and nanotechnologies. PECCS will bring together researchers, engineers and practitioners interested in the theory and applications in these areas."

  • International Conference on Computer Graphics Theory and Applications (GRAPP), 5 - 7 March 2011, Algarve, Portugal.

    "This conference aims at becoming a major point of contact between researchers, engineers and practitioners in Computer Graphics. The conference will be structured along five main tracks, covering different aspects related to Computer Graphics, from Modelling to Rendering, including Animation, Interactive Environments and Social Agents In Computer Graphics."

  • International Conference on Imaging Theory and Applications (IMAGAPP), 5 - 7 March 2011, Algarve, Portugal.

    "The International Conference on Imaging Theory and Applications aims at becoming a major point of contact between researchers, engineers and practitioners in Computer Imaging. The conference will be structured along three main tracks, covering different aspects related to Imaging, from Image Capture, Display and Printing, Imaging and Video Processing, and Imaging Applications and Services."

  • International Conference on Computer Vision Theory and Applications (VISAPP), 5 - 7 March 2011, Algarve, Portugal.

    "The International Conference on Computer Vision Theory and Applications aims at becoming a major point of contact between researchers, engineers and practitioners on the area of computer vision application systems. Three simultaneous tracks will be held, covering all different aspects related to computer vision, from Image Analysis to Image Understanding, including Motion Analysis and Stereo Vision."

  • WebWise 2011 Conference, 9 - 11 March 2011, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.

    "A signature initiative of the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the WebWise Conference annually brings together representatives of museums, libraries, archives, systems science, education, and other fields to explore the many opportunities made possible by digital technologies."

  • IADIS International Conference e-Society 2011, 10 - 13 March 2011, Avila, Spain.

    "The IADIS e-Society 2011 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 eSociety and Digital Divide, eBusiness/eCommerce, eLearning, New Media and e-Society, Digital Services in e-Society, eGovernment/eGovernance, eHealth, Information Systems, and Information Management."

  • 25th Annual ACM Symposium on Applied Computing Technical Track on Web Technologies, 21 - 25 March 2011, TaiChung, Taiwan.

    "The Web Technologies track of the ACM Symposium on Applid Computing aims at bringing together researchers and practitioners from industry and academia working on practical and foundational aspects of Web technologies as well as other technologies that in the Web have found new and unexpected application fields."

  • The 2nd International Conference on Society and Information Technologies: ICSIT 2011, 27 - 30 March 2011, Orlando, Florida, USA.

    "The goal of the Organizing Committee of the International Conference on Society and Information Technologies (ICSIT 2010) is to support and accelerate the cybernetic loops between Society and ICT and to help in the creation of relationships among different societal sectors, by means of bringing together researchers, professionals, practitioners and decision-makers from the academic, private and public sectors to share their findings, experience and knowledge with regards to the applications and impact of ICT."

  • The 2nd International Conference on Education, Training and Informatics: ICETI 2011, 27 - 30 March 2011, Orlando, Florida, USA.

    "Education (cognitive development) and training (performance in a specific skill) are different but highly related notions....Informatics is supporting both of them with an increasing frequency and effectiveness in more and more activities and domains. The objective of the ICETI 2010 Organizing Committee is to bring together researchers, professionals and practitioners from the three areas so they can share their knowledge and experiences in an multi- and inter-disciplinary intellectual climate."

  • The International Symposium on Information Systems and Software Engineering: ISSE 2011, 27 - 30 March 2011, Orlando, Florida, USA.

    "The ISSE 2011 Organizing Committee hopes to provide a forum in which a step can be made in supplementing specialized studies (in software engineering and in specific areas of Information Systems) 'with serious attempts to take a crude look at the whole' by means of potential interdisciplinary communication in a multi-disciplinary forum."

  • 5th International Conference on Knowledge Generation, Communication and Management: KGCM 2011, 27 - 30 March 2011, Orlando, Florida, USA.

    "Information and Communications Technologies are increasingly supporting the effectiveness and efficiency of Knowledge generation, communication and management, as well as the relationships among them. Consequently, a main purpose of KGCM 2011 is to bring together researchers, professionals, academics, consultants and practitioners related to any of these three areas..."

  • Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) Annual Conference, 30 March - 2 April 2011, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.

    "The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), a division of the American Library Association, is a professional association of academic librarians and other interested individuals. It is dedicated to enhancing the ability of academic library and information professionals to serve the information needs of the higher education community and to improve learning, teaching, and research."

Deadline Reminders

  • ACM Hypertext 2011 Conference, 6 - 9 June 2011, Eindhoven The Netherlands. Call for papers. The submission deadline for short and long papers is 29 January 2011.
  • Semantic Web Journal, Special Issue on Semantic Web and Reasoning for Cultural Heritage and Digital Libraries. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 31 January 2011.

(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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