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January/February 2015
Table of Contents



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 2015


In Print

  • 2015 National Agenda for Digital Stewardship. Authored by the NDSA Coordinating Committee and NDSA Working Group co-chairs Library of Congress. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License. Persistent URL: http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.gdc/lcpub.2013655119.1.

    "The NDSA National Agenda for Digital Stewardship integrates the perspective of dozens of experts and hundreds of institutions, convened through the Library of Congress, to provide funders and executive decision-makers insight into emerging technological trends, gaps in digital stewardship capacity, and key areas for funding, research and development to ensure that today's valuable digital content remains accessible and comprehensible in the future, supporting a thriving economy, a robust democracy, and a rich cultural heritage."

  • DPC Strategic Plan 2015 - 2018, Digital Preservation Coalition, 2014.

    "The Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) launched its new Strategic Plan for 2015-2018 at the 4C/DPC 'Investing in Opportunity' Conference at the Wellcome Trust yesterday. The Strategic Plan, to be implemented over the next three years, provides a new set of realistic and achievable objectives which really relate to the current landscape of digital preservation and aim to support members in their own work, within this context."

  • OCLC Annual Report 2014, November 2014.

    "This online report features highlights from the OCLC cooperative, including service milestones, research accomplishments and community initiatives."

  • Innovating Pedagogy 2014: Open University Innovation Report 3., by M. Sharples, A. Adams, R. Ferguson, M. Gaved, P. McAndrew, B. Rienties, M. Weller, & D. Whitelock, © The Open University (2014).

    From the Executive Summary: "[This report] proposes ten innovations that are already in currency but have not yet had a profound influence on education. To produce it, a group of academics at the Institute of Educational Technology in The Open University proposed a long list of new educational terms, theories, and practices. We then pared these down to ten that have the potential to provoke major shifts in educational practice, particularly in post-school education. Lastly, we drew on published and unpublished writings to compile the ten sketches of new pedagogies that might transform education."

  • Field Guide to Fixed Layout for Ebooks, Version 1.2, October 2014 © Book Industry Study Group, Inc. (BISG).

    "[This is] a practical guide to the ins and outs of creating fixed layout ebooks from industry experts, featuring information on when to use fixed layout (and when not to), accessibility issues, interactivity, retailer standards, authoring tools, and much more."

  • DOI unveiled, Smart Book report by Paola Mazzucchi on the DOI® Outreach Conference in Milan, Italy, November 21, 2014.

    "The programme of this 2014 conference, following a successful precedent set last year with similar meetings held in Taipei and Beijing, was designed to provide a 360 picture of the DOI system, presenting the most recent developments in DOI services, while unveiling the aspects and applications less familiar to the general public."

  • The Open Archival Information System (OAIS) Reference Model: Introductory Guide (2nd Edition), by Brian Lavoie, OCLC Research, DPC Technology Watch Report 14-02 October 2014. © Digital Preservation Coalition 2014 and Brian Lavoie 2014.

    From the Abstract: "This Technology Watch Report traces the history, salient features, and impact of the OAIS reference model. It is suitable both as a gentle introduction to OAIS for those new to the reference model, or as a resource for practitioners wishing to re-acquaint themselves with the basics of the model and subsequent developments. The report concludes with a brief discussion of OAIS's key benefits and limitations, drawn from the model's legacy of more than a decade of use in the digital preservation community."

  • TIMBUS newsletter, Final Issue, Volume 3, Issue 3, 10 December 2014.

    "[This final issue of the newsletter] caps off 4 years of research and development. Contributions from the TIMBUS tool developers and reflections on workshops and events give a picture of where the project has been and how it can shape the futures of digital preservation and business continuity management. Introducing the new web Portal, which will launch next week, the Newsletter gives readers information about where and how to access TIMBUS outputs after the project ends this year."

  • Issues in Science & Technology Librarianship, Number 78, Fall 2014.

    "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."

  • ERCIM News, No. 100. Special Theme: "Scientific Data Sharing and Reuse".

    "ERCIM - the European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics - aims to foster collaborative work within the European research community and to increase co-operation with European industry. Leading European research institutes are members of ERCIM. ERCIM is the European host of W3C."

  • Information Standards Quarterly (ISQ), Fall 2014, Volume 26, No. 3.

    "The latest issue of Information Standards Quarterly with a theme of Identity Management is now available on the NISO website in open access. Identity management is critical to ensuring that licensed or owned electronic content is available to those who have rights to it. Libraries, publishers, and content providers are challenged with finding and implementing appropriate standards to implement identity management across platforms and among varied institutions. Guest editor, Andy Dale, CTO Respect Network, has compiled articles that discuss Privacy By Design, OCLC's vision for identity management, JSON standards, and identity management for the Internet of Things."

  • Primary Source, Vol. 16, No. 12 December 2014, published by the Institue of Museums 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 IMLS Web site."


Point to Point

  • Curation Costs Exchange, 4C Project Deliverable, November 2014.

    "The 4C project submitted D3.3, its 'Curation Costs Exchange Framework' deliverable to the European Commission this week. 'To date there have been very few opportunities and, due to trust issues, little willingness for digital curation practitioners to exchange information relating to the cost of curation. The Curation Costs Exchange (CCEx) platform allows users to upload their curation costs and compare them with those of others in a secure, controlled fashion,' explains Alex Thirifays of the Danish National Archives who collated the report. The report, along with the CCEx and the Cost Comparison Tool make up the deliverable (D3.3 - Curation Costs Exchange Framework) and address some of these issues of trust and unwillingness, and explains how organisations can use the CCEx to understand and compare digital curation costs to support smarter investments."

  • Open Preservation Foundation Web Site, updated November 2014.

    "The Open Preservation Foundation (OPF) is an international membership organisation sustaining technology and knowledge for the long-term management of digital cultural heritage, providing its members with reliable solutions to the challenges of digital preservation."

  • SHARE Community Meeting Summary Now Online.

    "More than 60 SHARE working group members, Notification Service prototype participants, technical partners, and other interested parties gathered in Crystal City, Virginia, in mid-October for a two-day meeting. The event offered an opportunity for SHARE stakeholders to confer face to face for the first time; to take a deeper look at the Notification Service prototype; to discuss challenges and opportunities as SHARE moves to its next phase of development; and to help refine the story SHARE has to tell as its rollout expands. A summary of the meeting and its takeaways (PDF) and slide presentations are now available online."

  • Presentations and slides from DOI® Outreach Meetings.

    "Slides and presentations for the DOI® outreach meeting November 21, 2014, Milan, Italy are available online. Also available at this site are presentations and slides from meetings held December 4, 2013 in Taipei, and December 6, 2013 in Beijing."


Calls for Participation

  • Towards open science: LIBER 2015, 24 - 26 June 2015, London, United Kingdom. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 15 February 2015.

    "It is clear that libraries have a key role in enabling open science and apparent that libraries will have to show leadership, adapt how they measure impact and deliver services, and partner with other stakeholders in order to fulfil this role. This conference invites papers that address these issues, explore the movement towards open science practice and policies, and provide examples of how libraries are acting as enablers and identifying and addressing key challenges related to implementing open science principles."

  • 19th International Conference on Electronic Publishing, 1 - 2 September 2015, Malta. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 15 February 2015.

    "[Elpub brings] together academics, publishers, lecturers, librarians, developers, entrepreneurs, users and all other stakeholders interested in issues regarding electronic publishing in widely differing contexts. Elpub 2015 will in particular focus on the interplay of two dimensions of electronic publishing – the ever growing volume of digital collections, and the improved understanding of the widest user group: that of citizens. This exciting theme will encompass human, cultural, economic, social, technological, legal, commercial and other relevant aspects."

  • The 10th International Joint Conference on Software Technologies - ICSOFT 2015, 20 - 22 July 2015, Colmar, Alsace, France. Call for papers. The submission deadlines are: for regular papers 17 February 2015; Special Session proposals February 27, 2015; and Tutorials, Demos, and Panels March 23, 2015.

    "The purpose of ICSOFT - since 2013 designated as the International Joint conference on Software Technologies - is to bring together researchers, engineers and practitioners working in areas that are either related to new software paradigm trends or to mainstream software engineering and applications. ICSOFT is composed of two co-located conferences, each specialized in the aforementioned areas. Together, ICSOFT-PT and ICSOFT-EA aim at becoming a major meeting point for software engineers worldwide."

  • IFLA World Library and Information Congress: 81st IFLA General Conference and Assembly, Joint session by the Preservation and Conservation Section and Information Technology Section. Theme: 10 years of development to collect, preserve and access Web-Sites: Ready to go for everyone!? 15 - 21 August 2015, Cape Town, South Africa. Call for proposals. The submission deadline is 27 February 2015.

    "For this session we are looking for good examples of services and solutions demonstrating the use and benefits of the current tool family which enable libraries - especially smaller institutions - to initiate new services with a limited amount of effort."

  • International UDC Seminar: Classification & Authority Control: Expanding Resource Discovery, 29 - 30 October 2015, Lisbon, Portugal. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 28 February 2015.

    "The objective of this conference is to explore such a potential, expanding the value and use of classification as authority controlled vocabulary, from the local perspective to the global environment. We invite experts in authority control, classification schemes and linked data to provide overviews, illustrations and analysis of classification data management and exploitation. Contributions are welcome on high quality, innovative research and practice."

  • Fifth International Conference on Innovative Computing Technology (INTECH 2015) , 20 - 22 May 2015, Gallcia, Spain. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 1 March 2015.

    "INTECH intends to address various innovative computing techniques involving various applications. This forum will address a large number of themes and issues. The conference will feature original research and industrial papers on the theory, design and implementation of computing technologies, as well as demonstrations, tutorials, workshops and industrial presentations. This conference will include presentations of contributed papers by invited keynote speakers."

  • The 12th International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics - ICINCO 2015, 21 - 23 July 2015, Colmar, Alsace, France. Call for papers. The submission deadline for regular papers is 3 March 2015.

    "The purpose of the 12th International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics (ICINCO) is to bring together researchers, engineers and practitioners interested in the application of informatics to Control, Automation and Robotics. Four simultaneous tracks will be held, covering Intelligent Control Systems, Optimization, Robotics, Automation, Signal Processing, Sensors, Systems Modelling and Control, and Industrial Engineering, Production and Management. Informatics applications are pervasive in many areas of Control, Automation and Robotics; This conference intends to emphasize this connection."

  • 5th International Conference on Simulation and Modeling Methodologies, Technologies and Applications - SIMULTECH 2015, 21 - 23 July 2015, Colmar, Alsace, France. Call for papers. The submission deadline for regular papers is 3 March 2015.

    "The purpose of the 5th International Conference on Simulation and Modeling Methodologies, Technologies and Applications (SIMULTECH) is to bring together researchers, engineers, applied mathematicians and practitioners interested in the advances and applications in the field of system simulation. Four simultaneous tracks will be held, covering on one side domain independent methodologies and technologies and on the other side practical work developed in specific application areas. The specific topics listed under each of these tracks highlight the interest of this conference in aspects related to computing, including Conceptual Modeling, Agent Based Modeling and Simulation, Interoperability, Ontologies, Knowledge Based Decision Support, Petri Nets, Business Process Modeling and Simulation, amongst others."

  • The Third International Conference on Digital Enterprise and Information Systems (DEIS2015), 16 - 18 April 2015, Shenzhen, China. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 16 March 2015.

    "The conference aims to enable researchers 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."

  • 3rd European Conference on Information Literacy (ECIL): Information Literacy in the Green Society, 19 - 22 October 2015, Tallin, Estonia. Call for papers. The submission deadline for abstracts is 16 March 2015.

    "ECIL is an annual conference initiated by the Department of Information Management of Hacettepe University and the Department of Information and Communication Sciences of Zagreb University. It is organized and hosted by a different European partner each year....Information Literacy, Media Literacy, Smart Lifestyle and Environmental Sustainability being the main theme, ECIL aims to bring together researchers, information professionals, media specialists, educators, enviromentalists, sustainability experts, policy makers, employers and all other related parties from around the world to exchange knowledge and experience and discuss recent developments and current challenges in both theory and practice."

  • International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries (TPDL), 18 - 20 September 2015, Poznań, Poland. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 20 March.

    "The International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries (TPDL) constitutes a leading scientific forum on digital libraries that brings together researchers, developers, content providers and users in the field of digital libraries."

  • ISMIR 2015 - 16th International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference, 26 - 30 October 2015, Malaga, Spain. Call for tutorials. The submission deadline is 27 March 2015.

    "The annual Conference of the International Society for Music Information Retrieval (ISMIR) is the world's leading research forum on processing, analyzing, searching, organizing and accessing music-related data. Music becomes music after being processed by the human mind and each person perceives the music in a different and complex way. Therefore, this conference embraces the complexity and diversity of music by showcasing ideas and applications that aim to enhance the way in which we interact with music."

  • DCMI 20th Anniversary International Conference & Annual Meeting, 1 - 5 September 2015, São Paulo, Brazil. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 28 March 2015.

    "The need for structured metadata to support ubiquitous access across the Web to the treasure troves of resources spanning cultures, in science, and in the digital humanities is now common knowledge among information systems designers and implementers. Structured metadata expressed through languages of description make it possible for us to 'speak' about the contents of our treasure troves. But, like all human languages, our languages of description both enable and isolate. The push to break out of the isolation of the metadata silos in which professionals inevitably design, implement and manage metadata in order to discover the intersections of our treasure troves drives much of today's discourse and emerging practice in metadata. The emergence of massively integrated Web presences such as Europeana and the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) along with the reshaping of public access globally through mechanisms such as Linked Data and schema.org drive our conversations, our excitement, and our fears."


Goings On

  • Scientific Data Management NISO Virtual Conference, 18 February 2015, 11:00 - 5:00 p.m. (Eastern Time). Registration closes on Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at 4:00 pm Eastern.

    "In spite of the fact that it is produced daily and is the underlying support for scholarly journal articles, research data has been one of the least managed content resources. This neglect is fast coming to an end, as many funding organizations now require that researchers plan for the organization, care, and sharing of the data produced as part of a funded project. Libraries have a significant opportunity to take on a new role in their institution's data management. The same expertise used in managing traditional print and electronic library resources can be applied to data management planning and curation. But while there are many similarities in managing data, there are also important differences that need to be addressed. This NISO virtual conference will explore many current and up-and-coming aspects of research data management"

  • Electronic Resources & Libraries ER&L 2015, 22 - 25 February 2015, Austin, Texas, USA.

    "The Electronic Resources & Libraries Conference has something to offer every librarian, no matter your area of emphasis or time in the profession. From point of content delivery to the back-end management of electronic and digital resources, ER&L offers a variety of presentations, pre-conferences, and engaging keynote sessions at a very affordable price."

  • 10th International Conference on Computer Vision Theory and Applications - VISAPP 2015, 11 - 14 March 2015, Berlin, Germany.

    "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. Five simultaneous tracks will be held, covering all different aspects related to computer vision: Image Formation and Preprocessing; Image and Video Analysis and Understanding; Motion, Tracking and Stereo Vision; and Applications and Services."

  • 10th International Conference on Computer Graphics Theory and Applications - GRAPP 2015, 11 - 14 March 2015, Berlin, Germany.

    "The International Conference on Computer Graphics Theory and Applications 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."

  • 33rd Visual Resources Association Annual Conference VRA-33, 11 - 14 March 2015, Denver, Colorado, USA.

    "Conference organizers Steven Kowalik and Cindy Abel Morris, working with the Local Arrangements Committee, co-chaired by Heather Seneff and Hannah Unsderfer, have coordinated an exciting array of sessions, workshops, meetings, and events. The top-notch conference program features representation from a broad range of perspectives."

  • Reinventing University Publishing International Symposium, 17 - 19 March 2015, Canberra, Australia.

    "This event, organised by the Council of Australian University Librarians Library Publishing Advisory Committee (CLPAC) will encourage discussion on issues related to academic publishing."

  • ACRL 2015, 25 - 28 March 2015, Portland, Oregon, USA.

    "The ACRL conference offers more than 300 carefully curated conference programs to help you stay at the forefront of the [library] profession, and a variety of formal and informal opportunities to network with more than 3,000 of your peers and colleagues."

  • 2nd Annual Library Publishing Forum, 29 - 30 March 2015, Portland, Oregon, USA.

    "This event will bring together representatives from libraries engaged in (or considering) publishing initiatives to define and address major questions and challenges; to identify and document collaborative opportunities; to strengthen and promote this community of practice; and to advance this vibrant subfield of academic publishing."

  • 8th International Workshop on Personalized Access to Cultural Heritage (PATCH 2015), 29 March - 1 April 2015, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

    "The primary goal of this workshop is to bring together researchers & practitioners who are working on various aspects of cultural heritage and are interested in exploring the potential of state of the art technology (onsite as well as online) to enhance the CH visit experience."

  • HathiTrust Research Center UnCamp 2015, 30 - 31 March 2015, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.

    "The HathiTrust Research Center is hosting its third annual HTRC UnCamp in March 2015 at the University of Michigan. The UnCamp is part hands-on coding and demonstration, part inspirational use-cases, part community building, and a part informational, all structured in the dynamic setting of an un-conference programming format. It has visionary speakers mixed with boot-camp activities and hands-on sessions with HTRC infrastructure and tools."

Deadline Reminders

(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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