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January/February 2013
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In Print

Point to Point

Calls for Participation

Goings On

Deadline Reminders


C L I P S   A N D   P O I N T E R S

January/February 2013


In Print

  • Policy guidelines for the development and promotion of open access, by Alma Swan, UNESCO, Paris, 2012.

    "UNESCO issued this publication to demystify the concept of Open Access (OA) and to provide concrete steps on putting relevant policies in place....This publication will serve the needs of OA policy development at the government, institutional and funding agency level. The overall objective of the Policy Guidelines is to promote Open Access in Member States by facilitating understanding of all relevant issues related to Open Access."

  • Younger Americans' Reading and Library Habits, by Kathryn Zickuhr, Lee Rainie, Kristen Purcell, Mary Madden and Joanna Brenner, Pew Internet & American Life Project, October 2012.

    "The Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project has taken a special look at readers between the ages of 16 and 29 because interest in them is especially high in the library world and the publishing world. This report examines how they encounter and consume books in different formats. It flows out of a larger effort to assess the reading habits of all Americans ages 16 and older as e-books change the reading landscape and the borrowing services of libraries."

  • Benefits from Research Data Management in Universities for Industry and Not-for-Profit Research Partners, N. Beagrie and C. Pink, 2012, Charles Beagrie Ltd and University of Bath.

    "As part of the Research360 project at the University of Bath, the data management implications, challenges and benefits associated with Faculty-Industry and Faculty-Not-for-Profit research collaborations are being examined. As part of this work, a summary list of stakeholder benefits that can arise from research data management in these collaborations has been developed. This list is now being shared with other universities and their research partners in the hope that the generic list can be used as a brain-storming tool and assist in articulating benefits for selected stakeholders from research data management. Users can sharpen these short generic expressions of benefits into more focused value propositions for specific stakeholder audiences as required. Those interested in applying KRDS benefits analysis for stakeholders in research data preservation and curation as well as research data management will also find it of interest."

  • Academic Libraries and Research Data Services: Current Practices and Plans for the Future, by Carol Tenopir, Ben Birch, and Suzie Allard, Association of College and Research Libraries, 2012.

    "This study surveyed a cross section of academic library members of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) in the United States and Canada to provide a baseline assessment of the current state of and future plans for research data services in academic libraries in these countries."

  • Research Library Services for Graduate Students, Lucinda Covert-Vail and Scott Collard, New York University, Assoiation of Research Libraries, 2012.

    "The report proposes that the growing number, and heterogeneity, of graduate students and programs presents opportunities for research libraries to provide segmented services targeted for students at different stages of their academic and demographic life-cycle. Through their interviews, Covert-Vail and Collard found an enthusiasm for a broad range of new services, from advanced data manipulation and visualization to softer skills-based instruction in time management and writer's block. They also report that new configurations of library space, housing aggregated services into research or scholarly commons, for example, can both create and leverage collaborations within the larger institution."

  • Science @ Risk: Toward a National Strategy for Preserving Online Science, by NDIIPP Staff with Abby Smith Rumsey, Library of Congress.

    "[This is a] report of the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program focused on identifying valuable and at-risk science content on the open web. Topics include, science blogging, open notebook science, citizen science and ideas for approaches to ensuring long-term access to this content."

  • CLIR Annual Report, 2011-2012, Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR), 2012.

    "Reflecting on the past year, we can see clearly that CLIR is continuing to build vigorously upon its mission: forging strategies to enhance research, teaching, and learning environments. In doing so, CLIR has formed collaborative partnerships with libraries, cultural institutions, and associations of higher learning to train an emerging profession in service to advanced research (postdoctoral fellows in data curation), to create a registry that ties together scores of institutions and hundreds of valuable rare and special collections that otherwise would remain out of sight and inaccessible (hidden collections), and to mentor a growing cohort of future leaders (through the Frye Leadership Institute, now the Leading Change Institute)."

  • DOI News, January 2013, International DOI Foundation.

    "In this issue:

    1. DOI System reaches one billion resolutions per year in 2012
    2. Additional DOI agency appointed in China
    3. DOI System strengthens social infrastructure
    4. Additions to DOI technical infrastructure
    5. Linked Content Coalition"
  • Ariadne, issue 70.

    "Ariadne is a Web magazine for information professionals in Higher Education based in the UK and worldwide. Ariadne is provided by the Innovation Support Centre at UKOLN to inform policy-makers and practitioners in the Higher Education and Research sectors of developments in the online environment."

  • Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, Number 71, Fall 2012.

    "Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship (ISTL) 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. Through its columns ISTL also publishes reviews, opinions, and best practices. ISTL is committed to Open Acess and allows authors to retain copyright for maximum distribution of accepted articles."

  • Information Standards Quarterly, Fall 2012, Volume 24, no. 4. Published by the National Information Standards Organization (NISO).

    "NISO has published a new issue of Information Standards Quarterly with a theme of The Future of Library Systems. Guest Content Editor Marshall Breeding has assembled a group of contributing authors that provide an overview of the new Library Services Platforms and share implementation experiences with specific vendors' products."

  • Primary Source, Vol. 14, No. 12 December 2012. Published by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

    "Brief articles alert readers to new information about grants, monthly highlights of best practices, and important agency news with hotlinks to more detailed information on the Web site. Past and current issues of the newsletter and subscription information are available..."

  • Library of Congress Digital Preservation Newsletter (December 2012), published by the Library of Congress.

    "In this issue:"

    • Digital Preservation Pioneer: Martha Anderson, Director Program Management NDIIPP
    • Levels of Digital Preservation Candidate One Release
    • Find out about the latest PDF/A specification: PDF/A-3
    • Did you know that museums had computer networks in the 1960's?
    • Read about a recent exhibit at Hampshire College, "Pulp to Pixels: Artists Books in the Digital Age."
    • New video release about the Digital Preservation Outreach and Education Curriculum Training
    • New report: Science @Risk: Toward a National Strategy for Preserving Online Science
    • Recent interviews with Pratt Associate Professor Debbie Rabina and Paul Wheatly of the Spruce Project
    • Upcoming event: Personal Digital Archiving 2013, Feb 21-22, University of Maryland"

Point to Point

  • Innovation in Libraries 2012 Videos.

    "All the videos – 16 sessions and lightning talk presenters, including Phil Simon, the keynote speaker – from the Innovation in Libraries post LITA event are available in a single playlist on YouTube."


Calls for Participation

  • SIGIR 2013, 28 July - 1 August 2013, Dublin, Ireland. Call for papers. The submission deadline for short papers, demonstration, and tutorial proposals is 18 February 2013.

    "SIGIR is the major international forum for the presentation of new research results and for the demonstration of new systems and techniques in the broad field of information retrieval (IR)."

  • Open Repositories Conference (OR 2013), 8 - 12 July 2013, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 28 February 2013.

    "The aim of the Open Repositories Conference is to bring those responsible for the development, implementation and management of digital repositories together with stakeholders, such as researchers, librarians, publishers and others, to address theoretical, practical, and strategic issues across the entire lifecycle of information, from the creation and management of digital content, to enabling use, re-use, and interconnection of information, and ensuring long-term preservation and archiving."

  • Eighth International Conference on Conceptions of Library and Information Science, 19 - 21 August 2013, Copenhagen, Denmark. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 1 March 2013.

    "Of special interest are papers discussing theoretical aspects of Library and Information Science, for example, by putting such relatively well established information science areas into interplay with broader issues." See the Call for Papers for a full list of invited topics.

  • 4th International Symposium on Information Management in a Changing World (IMCW2013), 4 - 6 September 2013, Limerick, Republic of Ireland. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 4 March 2013.

    "IMCW2013 aims to bring together information professionals, computer and information scientists, business people and engineers to discuss the implications of cloud computing on information management and to contemplate on how to design and develop innovative and collaborative information services beyond the cloud."

  • International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries (TPDL), 22 - 26 September 2013, Valletta, Malta. Call for panel, workshop and tutorial proposals. The submission deadline is 4 March 2013.

    "TPDL traditionally hosts workshops relevant to digital libraries and adjacent research areas and provides a forum of focused, interactive and engaging discussions for groups of researchers, societies and project teams. Workshops address challenging topics from the whole digital library spectrum that require special attention and aim at presenting innovative ideas and solutions, discussing the outcomes of on-going research projects and producing interesting results, such as workshop proceedings, publications, reports and white papers."

  • Brick and Click Libraries Symposium, 1 November 2013, Maryville, Missouri, USA. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 4 March 2013.

    "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. "

  • International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries (TPDL), 22 - 26 September 2013, Valletta, Malta. Call for papers, posters and demonstrations. The submission deadline is 23 March 2013.

    "The International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries constitutes a leading European scientific forum on digital libraries that brings together researchers, developers, content providers and users in the field of digital libraries....TPDL 2013 under the general theme "sharing meaningful information", invites submissions describing original, unpublished research and not (and will not be) simultaneously under consideration for publication elsewhere."

  • 13th International Conference on Knowledge Management and Knowledge Computing, 4 - 6 September 2013, Graz, Austria. Call for papers. The submission deadline for abstracts is 25 March 2013.

    "The purpose of the conference is to provide a crystallization point for different disciplines of knowledge management (such as Business Science and the Social Sciences) and knowledge computing (such as knowledge discovery, social networks and context-aware computing)."

  • 9th Reasoning Web Summer School (RW 2013), 30 July - 2 August 2013, Mannheim, Germany. Call for applications. The application deadline is 25 March 2013.

    "The Reasoning Web Summer School 2013 is primarily intended for postgraduate (PhD or MSc) students, postdocs, and other young researchers investigating aspects related to Reasoning on the Semantic Web and related issues. The Summer School will also be open to senior researchers wishing to learn about Semantic Web issues related to their own fields of research."

  • International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications, DC-2013 2 - 6 September 2013, Lisbon, Portugal. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 29 March 2013.

    "DC-2013 will explore questions regarding the persistence, maintenance, and preservation of metadata and descriptive vocabularies. The need for stable representations and descriptions spans all sectors including cultural heritage and scientific data, eGovernment, finance and commerce. Thus, the maintenance and management of metadata is essential to address the long term availability of information of legal, cultural and economic value. On the web, data – and especially descriptive vocabularies – can change or vanish from one moment to the next. Nonetheless, the web increasingly forms the ecosystem for our vocabularies and our data. DC-2013 will bring together in Lisbon the community of metadata scholars and practitioners to engage in the exchange of knowledge and best practices in developing a sustainable metadata ecosystem."

  • Sixteenth International Conference on Text, Speech and Dialogue (TSD 2013), 1 - 6 September 2013, Plzen (Pilsen), Czech Republic. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 31 March 2013.

    "[The] TSD series have evolved as a prime forum for interaction between researchers in both spoken and written language processing from all over the world. Proceedings of TSD form a book published by Springer-Verlag in their Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (LNAI) series."


Goings On

  • 5th International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence - ICAART 2013, 15 - 18 February 2013, Barcelona, Spain.

    "The purpose of the 5th International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence (ICAART) is to bring together researchers, engineers and practitioners interested in the theory and applications in these areas. Two simultaneous but strongly related tracks will be held, covering both applications and current research work within the area of Agents, Multi-Agent Systems and Software Platforms, Distributed Problem Solving and Distributed AI in general, including web applications, on one hand, and within the area of non-distributed AI, including the more traditional areas such as Knowledge Representation, Planning, Learning, Scheduling, Perception and also not so traditional areas such as Reactive AI Systems, Evolutionary Computing and other aspects of Computational Intelligence and many other areas related to intelligent systems, on the other hand."

  • Second International Conference on Cyber Security, Cyber Warfare and Digital Forensic (CyberSec2013), 4 - 6 March 2013, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

    "You are invited to participate in The Second International Conference on Cyber Security, Cyber Peacefare and Digital Forensic (CyberSec2013) that will be held...as part of The world congress on Computing and Information Technology (WCIT). 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."

  • Second International Conference on e-Technologies and Networks for Development (ICeND 2013), 4 - 6 March 2013, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

    Papers were invited on a large number of topics, including: Data Mining; e-Commerce; e-Government; e-Learning; e-Services; Grid Computing; Image Processing, Indexing and Query Processing for Moving Objects; Information Ethics; Information and Data Management; Internet and Web Applications; etc. For a full list of topics, see the conference website.

  • Digital Preservation Training Programme, 6 - 8 March 2013, London, United Kingdom.

    "[This] is a modular training programme, built around themed sessions that have been developed to assist you in designing and implementing an approach to preservation that will work for your institution. Through a wide range of modules, the DPTP examines the need for policies, planning, strategies, standards and procedures in digital preservation, and teaches some of the most up-to-date methods, tools and concepts in the area. It covers these topics via a mixture of lectures, discussions, practical tasks and exercises, and a class project. (The course does not, however, offer hands-on training with any of these tools, and is not an 'enabling' course)."

  • SPRUCE Hackathon Leeds: Unified Characterisation 11 - 12 March 2013, Leeds, United Kingdom.

    "This hackathon will focus on unifying the SPRUCE community's approach to characterisation by joining up existing toolsets and improving their capabilities. Previous SPRUCE Mashup events have frequently featured practitioners requirements for simple to use characterisation solutions that deliver results that can be analysed or visualised in a variety of ways. This event will exploit developments from previous events as well as a variety of other tools in order to deliver a combined characterisation solution, encompassing both the characterisation of digital collections and the utilisation of the resulting characterisation data."

  • Electronic Resources and Libraries Conference 2013, 17 - 20 March 2013, Austin, Texas, USA.

    "You belong at ER&L if you are a professional – vendor, service provider, publisher, library professional – working in e-resources management and digital services."

  • Goportis Conference 2013 on Non-Textual Information Strategy and Innovation Beyond Text, 18 - 19 March 2013, Hannover, Germany.

    "In the research and education nowadays, the supply, use and significance of non-textual information such as 3D models, AV media and research data is continually increasing. Due to change in user needs and behavior and heterogeneity of these non-textual materials, there is a need for discussion about the central challenges that the digital society is facing on these topics. Only a tiny proportion of these non-textual materials for example can be searched and used at this present time. You are invited to attend this conference, which will feature speakers who are in step with actual practices and will show in which direction the development of non-textual information is heading."

  • 28th Symposium On Applied Computing, 18 - 22 March 2013, Coimbra, Portugal.

    Technical Tracks for this conference include: Advances in Spatial and Image-based Information Systems; Cloud Computing; Data Mining; Information Access and Retrieval; Multimedia and Visualization; Recommender Systems: Theory and Applications; Computer Security; Semantic Web and its Applications; and many others. Please see the website for more information.

  • 4th International Multi-Conference on Complexity, Informatics and Cybernetics: IMCIC 2013, 19 - 22 March 2013, Orlando, Florida, USA.

    "Conceptual and instrumental relationships among Complexity, Informatics and Cybernetics are continuously growing, cross-fertilizing each other and generating important theoretical and technological synergies. Similar concepts and theories support both Complexity Science and Cybernetics. Informatics and cybernetics have been increasingly related via computing, communications and control technologies; and even some authors conceive them as the same but with different names, emphasis or orientation. Complexity and Informatics have been supporting each other in theory and practice."

  • 4th International Conference on Society and Information Technologies: ICSIT 2013, 19 - 22 March 2013, Orlando, Florida, USA.

    "The comprehensive and profound impact of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) on Society is a very known fact. In turn, private, public and academic organizations are generating new requirements and demands that must be addressed by ICT. Demand-Pull and Technological-Push are interacting with each other through cybernetic loops. Society and ICT are co-regulating each other via negative Feedback Loops and synergistically co-evolving via positive feedback loops. On the other hands, ICT is increasingly supporting synergistic relationships among three important societal domain: the private, the public and the academic sector."

  • 4th International Conference on Education, Training and Informatics: ICETI 2013, 19 - 22 March 2013, Orlando, Florida, USA.

    "Education (cognitive development) and training (performance in a specific skill) are different but highly related notions. They have common means to achieve their objectives as it is the case of, for example, teaching, learning and e-learning. Informatics is supporting both of them with an increasing frequency and effectiveness in more and more activities and domains. The objective of ICETI 2013 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."

  • Advanced XML: Further Adventures with XSLT, 25 - 27 March 2013, Washington, DC, USA.

    "The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) Statistics & Assessment Program and the Digital Library Federation, a program of the Council on Library and Information Resources, are pleased to offer the following workshop. Taught by experienced XML/XSLT instructors and developers Matthew Gibson, Director of Digital Programs at the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities at the University of Virginia, and Christine Ruotolo, Digital Services Manager at the University of Virginia Library, this three-day workshop will explore XSLT with a specific focus on the role of XSLT in digital library projects and an emphasis on practical tasks such as metadata crosswalking. The workshop will be a mix of lecture and hands-on demonstration and experimentation."

  • International Conference on Human Machine Interaction 2013, 25 - 27 March 2013, Chennai, India.

    "Human Machine Interaction (HMI), is a main annual research conference aimed at presenting current research being carried out. The idea of the conference is for the scientists, scholars, engineers and students from the Universities all around the world and the industry to present ongoing research activities, and hence to foster research relations between the Universities and the industry."

Deadline Reminders

  • SIGIR 2013, 28 July - 1 August 2013, Dublin, Ireland. Call for papers. The submission deadline for abstracts is 21 January 2013.

(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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