A Survey of Digital Cultural Heritage Initiatives and Their Sustainability Concerns, Pub 11, Council on Library and Information Resources
"In 2002, CLIR commissioned a survey of North American-based digital cultural heritage initiatives (DCHIs). The purpose of the survey was to identify the scope, financing, organizational structure, and sustainability of DCHIs. To gain a funder's perspective on these initiatives, the survey also included a few public and private funding organizations that support projects with a digital cultural heritage component. The survey was a preliminary step in a larger effort aimed at developing recommendations for a coordinated strategy to sustain and strengthen digital cultural heritage initiatives and their by-products...Survey results and recommendations are in this report."
For further information, please see <http://www.clir.org/pubs/abstract/pub118abst.html>.
Revolutionizing Science and Engineering Through Cyber-infrastructure, Report of the National Science Foundation Blue-Ribbon Advisory Panel on Cyberinfrastructure
The following excerpt is from the Executive Summary to the report:
"This is the final report of a Blue Ribbon Advisory Panel on Cyberinfrastructure, a panel of experts formed and charged by the National Science Foundation (NSF) Assistant Director for the Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) Directorate to evaluate current major investments in cyberinfrastructure and its use, to recommend new areas of emphasis relevant to cyberinfrastructure, and to propose an implementation plan for pursuing them. We carried out this charge through individual interactions with researchers, surveys, testimony, review of prior relevant reports, requests for comments, participation in workshops, and extensive deliberation."
"The Panel's overarching finding is that a new age has dawned in scientific and engineering research, pushed by continuing progress in computing, information, and communication technology, and pulled by the expanding complexity, scope, and scale of today's challenges. The capacity of this technology has crossed thresholds that now make possible a comprehensive 'cyberinfrastructure' on which to build new types of scientific and engineering knowledge environments and organizations and to pursue research in new ways and with increased efficacy."
"Such environments and organizations, enabled by cyberinfrastructure, are increasingly required to address national and global priorities, such as understanding global climate change, protecting our natural environment, applying genomics-proteomics to human health, maintaining national security, mastering the world of nanotechnology, and predicting and protecting against natural and human disasters, as well as to address some of our most fundamental intellectual questions such as the formation of the universe and the fundamental character of matter."
"The Panel's overarching recommendation is that the National Science Foundation should establish and lead a large-scale, interagency, and internationally coordinated Advanced Cyberinfrastructure Program (ACP) to create, deploy, and apply cyberinfrastructure in ways that radically empower all scientific and engineering research and allied education. We estimate that sustained new NSF funding of $1 billion per year is needed to achieve critical mass and to leverage the coordinated co-investment from other federal agencies, universities, industry, and international sources necessary to empower a revolution."
For further information, please see <http://www.communitytechnology.org/nsf_ci_report>.
Institutional Portals: A Review of Outputs, PORTAL (Presenting natiOnal Resources To Audiences Locally), The University of Hull
"A literature review of institutional portal developments...[this] 34-page review may be particularly useful for those seeking external evidence to support institutional portal development. Those actively engaged in such developments might appreciate the range of examples and references the review provides."
For further information, please see <http://www.fair-portal.hull.ac.uk/deliverables.html>.
The Digital Library Tool Kit, 3rd Edition, Sun Microsystems
"The Digital Library Tool Kit was sponsored by Sun Microsystems Computer Company in the hopes of addressing some of the leading questions that academic institutions, public libraries, government agencies, and museums face in trying to develop digital content and distribute it on the Worldwide Web. Librarians and Campus CIOs are dealing with a plethora of new technologies and issues in the realm of Digital Libraries. The evolution and coalescing of Java applications, digital object standards, Internet access, electronic commerce, digital media management models, search engines, and library automation systems, is causing educators, CIOs, and librarians to rethink many of their traditional goals and modes of operation. As one of the leading technology providers to the Education and Library Communities, Sun discerned the need for a comprehensive, state-of-the-art document that could give some guidance in the nascent field of Digital Libraries."
For further information, please see <http://www.sun.com/products-n-solutions/edu/whitepapers/digitaltoolkit.html>.
The Digital Campus Primer, Sun Microsystems
"University and College Provosts, Academic Deans, Head Librarians, Vice Presidents of Administration, Vice Presidents of Alumni Affairs, and the like are the intended audience for this Sun Microsystems White Paper on the "Digital Campus." For these readers and leaders, this White Paper will provide a better understanding of the obstacles to and what it takes for the key functions in a university to seamlessly provide electronic services to the key stakeholders that comprise their institutions. (These include students, faculty, library, administrative and alumni groups.) The readers will learn about what areas require focus in order for a digital campus initiative to succeed, what the current "state of the market" is for such initiatives, and what some of the better practices are amongst those institutions that already have digital campus efforts under way."
Please see The Digital Campus Primer in either HTML or PDF formats at:
From Digital Volatility to Digital Permanence: Preserving email, Testbed Digitale Bewaring
"Testbed Digitale Bewaring was established by the Dutch government in October 2000 to carry out research into the long-term preservation of four digital record types: email messages, text documents, spreadsheets and databases ... We are pleased to announce the release of our final recommendations on preserving the first of these record types emails over the long term." This publication is translated from its original Dutch version.
"This publication provides a suitable approach for the long-term preservation of email messages and covers various subjects related to their preservation, from cultural and legal issues, to technical and practical aspects. It contains sections specifically targeted towards managers, record keepers, ICT-ers, and end users, all of whom play a critical role in ensuring that our digital records can be preserved."
For further information, please see <http://www.digitaleduurzaamheid.nl/index.cfm?paginakeuze=185&categorie=2>.
Archives in the Digital Age: A Study for Resource, Re:Source, The Council for Museums, Archives and Libraries
"The aim of the study is to provide information for Resource and the regional agencies on the current picture and an analysis of the specific needs of the archive domain. It was carried out through a combination of surveys, interviews and desk based research."
For further information, please see <http://www.resource.gov.uk/information/publications/00pubs.asp>.
Consumer Survey on Electronic Books, Open eBook Forum
"This survey represents an attempt to conduct a broad sweep of determining consumer preferences towards electronic and paper books. Unique to this survey is an attempt to measure attitudes towards eBooks by people who read 'paper' books. A total of 263 surveys were completed by people who attended the New York City is Book Country event in October, 2002. The survey consisted of 35 questions divided into five sections about the participants: 1) their demographic information; 2) their computer usage; 3) their reading and purchasing habits; 4) their knowledge and experience with eBooks; and 5) their acceptance of eBooks."
"Contrary to a commonly held industry belief, results indicate no correlation between computer skills or daily Internet use and downloading an eBook. General readers are as likely to adopt eBook technology as people who have expert computer skills and people who visit the Internet daily...Factors in consumer willingness to read eBooks in the future were also measured...There was a correlation between those that have read an article about eBooks and those that are more likely to buy and read an eBook indicating that awareness is a key factor in the growth of the eBook business."
For further information, please see either the full Press Release at <http://www.openebook.org/pressroom/pressreleases/consumersurvey.htm> or download the Full Survey from <http://www.openebook.org/doc_library/surveys.htm>.
Ubiquity, an ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) IT Magazine and Forum
"Ubiquity is a Web-based publication of the Association for Computing Machinery, dedicated to fostering critical analysis and in-depth commentary on issues relating to the nature, constitution, structure, science, engineering, technology, practices and paradigms of the IT profession. John Gehl and Suzanne Douglas are the editors of Ubiquity, and Peter J. Denning is chair of its editorial advisory group."
"The publication seeks to provide a forum for community discussions among a wide variety of professionals in the IT arena by focusing on shared interests in: applying computing to enhance various professional disciplines; using the computer as a primary tool for advancing professional learning; and promoting the IT profession."
For further information, please see <http://www.acm.org/ubiquity/about.html>.
Digital Document Quarterly, Volume 2, Number 2: Digital Preservation Divide and Conquer, H. M. Gladney, HMG Consulting
This issue of DDQ "starts by suggesting a divide and conquer partitioning of digital preservation challenges that can be addressed almost independently of each other. It also outlines how to resolve published uncertainties [and] how to handle dynamic digital documents, such as those that represent artistic performances and business databases. (The resolution of the confusions is partly based on the observation that dynamic digital information presents no conceptual challenges beyond those inherent in analog recording, which has not been a problem. In fact, digital records are in principle simpler than analog information, because the former are static most of the time!)"
For further information, please see <http://home.pacbell.net/hgladney/ddq_2_2.htm>.
DPC/PADI What's new in digital preservation, Issue No. 5 (February 2003 - May 2003), Digital Preservation Coalition and the Preserving Access to Digital Information Gateway
"This publication is a quarterly summary of selected recent activity in the field of digital preservation compiled from the Preserving Access to Digital Information (PADI) Gateway, the digital-preservation and padiforum-l mailing lists and other sources."
For further information, please see <http://www.dpconline.org/graphics/whatsnew/>.
Practical Experiences in Digital Preservation Conference Proceedings, April 2003, National Archives Digital Preservation, ICA Committee on IT, International Council on Archives, Digital Preservation, Public Record Office, The National Archives (United Kingdom)
"Information is increasingly being produced digitally in a wide variety of formats, ranging from email and web pages to digital video and virtual reality models. Cultural heritage organisations must tackle the difficult question of how best to store and preserve these digital materials. When many digital formats have a shelf life of less than a decade, how can we ensure that the information we produce today will be as accessible for future generations as that bequeathed to us by our ancient ancestors?"
"This conference was jointly organised by the National Archives and the International Council on Archives, and was held at the National Archives in Kew on 2 - 4 April, 2003. It demonstrated practical approaches to digital preservation and featured paper and demonstrations by many leading national and international speakers."
For further information, please see <http://www.pro.gov.uk/about/preservation/digital/conference/proceedings.htm>.
LIBER Microfilming and Digitisation for Preservation Workshop Papers and Photos, April 2003, Koninklijke Bibliotheek (the National Library of The Netherlands)
"This workshop aims to clarify the position of microfilming and digitisation by presenting an overview of the possibilities and requirements for combining the two approaches in preservation projects. It will look at the technical and organizational issues involved in developing methods that exploit the strengths of both approaches in an economical manner. Topics like producing microfilm to standards that allow subsequent digitisation and the production of microfilms from digital masters will be discussed."
For further information, please see <http://www.kb.nl/coop/liber>.
Point to Point
LISFeeds.com - Librarian & Information Science News Feeds, created by Blake T. Carver and Steven M. Cohen
"LISFeeds.com is a web based RSS headline aggregator. We scrape headlines from sites and services that specialize in library oriented news, and present them in a convenient one stop shop for library oriented headlines."
For further information, please see <http://www.lisfeeds.com>.
Usability Research Laboratory (URL), D. H. Hill Library, North Carolina State University (NCSU) Libraries
"The Usability Research Laboratory (URL) exists to help interested faculty, students, and staff learn the benefits of a user-centered approach to design and to support usability testing. The lab is equipped to collect video, audio, and computer data in real time for observation and analysis. We are also available to consult with you about other usability methods."
Two valuable resources are:
For further information, please see <http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/dli/usability/index.html>.
Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography, Version 49: 6/6/2003, by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.
"This bibliography 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 further information, please see <http://info.lib.uh.edu/sepb/sepb.html>.
Scholar-Based Innovations in Publishing, an ALCTS Scholarly Communications Discussion Group Presentation, ALA/ALCTS 2003 Annual Conference
Charged with "engaging the ALA/ALCTS membership on current issues on all matters of scholarly communications," the Discussion Group met during the ALA/ALCTS 2003 Annual Conference from 9:30-11:00 am on Monday, June 23, 2003. The discussion was lead by Dr. Susan Martin (SKM Associates, Inc.), Julia C. Bixrud (ARL and SPARC), and Gerry McKiernan (Iowa State University). The PowerPoint slide presentation, Scholar-Based Innovations in Publishing, given by Gerry McKiernan is available at <www.public.iastate.edu/~gerrymck/ScholarBased.ppt>
For further information about and contact information for the Discussion Group, please see <http://www.ala.org/Content/NavigationMenu/ALCTS/Division_groups/Discussion_Groups8/Scholarly_Communications/Scholarly_Communications.htm>.
Calls for Participation
NASIG 2004 Annual Conference, Growth, Creativity, and Collaboration: Great visions on a Great Lake, North American Serials Interest Group, 17 - 20 June 2004, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA. Call for Ideas.
"The theme for the 19th annual NASIG Conference, 'Growth, Creativity, and Collaboration: Great Visions on a Great Lake' is inspired in part by the new Strategic Plan. In past years, the Program Planning Committee has issued a call for papers based on a theme, but this year we've taken our theme to heart. We are looking for growth, creativity, and collaboration: novel ways of presenting information and ideas, innovative avenues for working together and in short, a NEW model for the programming. We want to deliver the high-quality content you've come to expect in fresh and more stimulating formats. You'll be hearing more from us in the next few months about new program formats and creative learning environments, but we hope you'll share your dynamic ideas also. We WANT to hear from you!! Please send your ideas for papers and presentations as well as formats, no matter how far-fetched, to Bea Caraway, NASIG Secretary: <email@example.com>."
For further information, please see <http://www.nasig.org/public/cfp2004.htm>.
E-Learn 2003, 7 - 11 November 2003, Phoenix, Arizona, USA. Call for Participation. The deadline for submissions is 29 August 2003.
"E-Learn 2003 -- World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, & Higher Education is an international conference organized by the Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE) and co-sponsored by the International Journal on E-Learning...This annual conference serves as a multi-disciplinary forum for the exchange of information on research, development, and applications of all topics related to e-Learning in the Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education sectors."
For further information, please see <http://www.aace.org/conf/eLearn/call.htm>.
CUMREC 2004: Spicing Up Technology, 9 - 12 May 2004, Austin, Texas, USA. Call for Proposals. The Call for Proposals will open in early September.
"CUMREC is a higher education administrative technology conference. The purpose of CUMREC is to provide a forum for higher education professionals to share their expertise and experiences with computer systems in our ever-changing world of technology. The CUMREC Annual Conference, founded in 1956, is the longest running continuing conference devoted to promoting the understanding and use of information technology in higher education."
For further information, please see <http://www.cumrec.org/cumrec2004>.
Fifth Australasian User Interface Conference (AUIC), 18 - 22 January 2004, Dunedin, New Zealand. Call for Papers. The deadline for submissions is 5 September 2003.
"The Australasian User Interface Conference (AUIC) is a technology-focused forum for user interface researchers and practitioners from Australia and New Zealand, and throughout the world. The conference, which is one of several conferences that constitute the Australasian Computer Science Week, provides an opportunity for workers in the areas of HCI, CSCW and pervasive computing to meet with colleagues and with others in the broader computer science community...All papers in the proceedings of ACSW conferences (including AUIC) are archived in the ACM Digital Library...In 2004, AUIC incorporates the Workshop on Wearable, Invisible, Context-Aware, Ambient, Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing that was successful during ACSW 2003."
For further information, please see <http://www.cosc.canterbury.ac.nz/auic>.
ICDL 2004, International Conference on Digital Libraries, Knowledge Creation, Preservation, Access, and Management, 24 - 27 February 2004, New Delhi, India. Call for Papers. The deadline for submissions is 15 September 2003.
"ICDL intends to bring together a galaxy of experts, researchers, academics, and others from all over the world to exchange ideas focusing on digital libraries, knowledge management, digital archiving of manuscripts and cultural heritages, and related technologies and issues. ICDL [will] offer a common discussion forum to put forth innovative ideas, discuss the classical concepts, contemporary issues and promote a closer cooperation and development in these fields...ICDL is expected to facilitate interaction between experts and not-so-experts, bridge the knowledge gap between developing and developed countries, and educate novices in these areas. However, the focus will be on deliberations of renowned national and foreign experts, and subsequent discussions on digitization policy that would facilitate to develop a roadmap for digitization of archives, manuscripts and other library programmes of different category of libraries in India."
"This event will witness participation by information scientists from all over the world, professionals from a wide range of disciplines, and professionals involved in digital library research and practice. Some of the broad categories of participants are: Policy makers; Library and information science professionals; Information technology professionals; Archivists; Content and knowledge managers; IT service providers; Information providers and vendors; Museologists; Electronic publishing and virtual electronic communities; and Stakeholders in the digitization and knowledge business."
"ICDL 2004 invites contributed papers and case studies on various facets of the conference themes including: Digital libraries; Planning, development, architecture, and management; Archiving cultural heritage and history through digitization; Content organization and knowledge management: discovery, organization, retrieval, and models; System scalability and interoperability; Mediation and user interaction; Metadata issues; and Digital library policy and strategic planning."
For further information, please see <http://www.teriin.org/events/icdl/>.
ISKO 2004, 8th International Conference of International Society of the Knowledge Organization, Knowledge Organization and the Global Information Society, 13 - 16 July 2004, London, United Kingdom. Call for Papers. The deadline for submissions is 30 September 2003.
The International Society of the Knowledge Organization provides "information about knowledge organization (KO), concept theory, classification, indexing, and knowledge representation". The official ISKO site is "devoted to the theory and practice of knowledge organization."
The 8th Annual Conference will be hosted by the School of Library, Archive and Information Studies at University College London. Papers addressing Knowledge Organization and the Global Information Society are invited.
For further information, please see <http://www.ucl.ac.uk/isko2004>.
IUI/CADUI 2004, Intelligent User Interfaces and Computer-Aided Design of User Interfaces, 13 - 16 January 2004, Island of Madeira, Portugal. Call for Papers. The deadline for submissions is 1 October 2003.
"Both conferences seek high-quality, original submissions and encourage participation by both the academic community and industrial researchers and developers."
IUI2004 Scope - IUI 2004 will focus on the principles of intelligent interfaces and their applications, rather than on the tools for building them. This conference emphasizes the intersection of human-computer interaction and artificial intelligence, including methodologies, applications, and evaluation.
CADUI 2004 Scope - CADUI 2004 will focus on tools, design environments, and related infrastructure that assist designers and developers in the user interface development life cycle. This conference emphasizes advanced software capabilities and techniques, whether they involve artificial intelligence or not.
For further information, please see <http://www.iuiconf.org>.
WSCG 2004, 12th International Conference in Central Europe on Computer Graphics, Visualization and Computer Vision'2004, 2 - 6 February 2004, Plzen, Czech Republic. Call for Papers. The deadline for submissions is 9 October 2003.
"Fundamental algorithms, computer graphics and visualization, HW based algorithms, computer vision, image processing, pattern recognition, geometrical modelling, CAGD, computational geometry, graphical human computer interface, scientific computing and visualization, virtual and augmented realities, parallel and distributed processing, educational aspects"
For further information, please see <http://wscg.zcu.cz>.
IS&T Archiving Conference, in conjunction with the 2004 TAGA (Technical Association of the Graphic Arts) Annual Conference, 18 - 21 April 2004, San Antonio, Texas, USA. Call for Papers. The deadline for submissions is 15 October 2003.
"This conference brings together technical experts to discuss the complex and widely varying topics on archiving. Techniques for preserving, cataloging, indexing and retrieving images and documents in both digital and human readable formats are subjects that will be covered in detail. Our goal is to benchmark systems that might be in place to preserve our digital and hardcopy information for the future, as well as to identify those areas where systems and technology are not yet up to the task, and further research is of high priority. Accordingly the interfacing of digital and hardcopy preservation strategies, issues of format obsolescence, and storage media technology are of particular interest."
For further information, please see <http://www.imaging.org/conferences/archiving2004>.
EEE 2004, International Conference on e-Technology, e-Commerce and e-Service (EEE-04), IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers), 29 - 31 March 2004, Taipei, Taiwan. Call for Papers. The deadline for submissions is 1 November 2003.
"The 2004 IEEE International Conference on e-Technology, e-Commerce and e-Service (EEE-04) aims to bring together researchers and developers from diverse areas of computing, developers and practitioners to explore and address the challenging research issues on e-technology in order to develop a common research agenda and vision for e-commerce and e-business. The main focus of the conference is on the enabling technologies to facilitate next generation, intelligent e-Business, e-Commerce and e-Government. The conference solicits research papers as well as proposals for tutorials on all aspects of e-Commerce, e-Business, and e-Service."
For further information, please see <http://bikmrdc.lm.fju.edu.tw/eee04>.
ECIR'04, 26th European Conference on Information Retrieval, 5 - 7 April 2004, Sunderland, United Kingdom. Call for Participation. The deadline for submissions is 1 November 2003.
"The British Computer Society's Information Retrieval Specialist Group's Annual Conference on Information Retrieval is the main European forum for the presentation of new research results in the field of Information Retrieval. The conference encourages the submission of high-quality research papers reporting original, previously unpublished results."
For further information, please see <http://ecir04.sunderland.ac.uk>.
AVI 2004, Advanced Visual Interfaces, 25 - 28 May 2004, Gallipoli (Lecce), Italy. Call for Papers. The deadline for submissions is 14 November 2003.
"The Conference traditionally brings together experts in different areas of computer science who have a common interest in the conception, design and implementation of visual interfaces. Because of the new class of computers, such as digital assistants, palmtops and mobile phones, AVI opens to perceptual interfaces, not limited to the use of visual techniques, which appear the appropriate solution to the design of dedicated interfaces, optimised for a given hardware and/or specific applications. Both formal methods and concrete applications well fit in the conference, whose program also includes invited talks, given by leaders in the field."
For further information, please see <http://www.di.uniba.it/~avi2004>.
SIS 2004, 22nd Annual Convention and Conference of Society for Information Science, Digital Information Exchange: Pathways to Build Global Information Society, 21 - 23 January 2004, Chennai, India. Call for Papers. The deadline for submissions is 30 November 2003.
"Papers are invited from the potential authors pertaining to the main theme as well as on the sub themes as listed below.
Main Theme: Digital Information Exchange: Pathways to Build Global Information Society
Sub-Themes: Information Access Management; Next Generation Search Engines; Rendering Technologies; Current Issues and Future Directions in Digital Libraries; Formats and Standards; Web based Services for Selected User Groups; E-Publishing; Digital Resources; Open Source Material and Open Access Initiatives; E-Commerce Application; Webometrics; and Best Practices on the above Issues or any other related Issues"
For further information, please see <http://www.cenlib.iitm.ac.in/sis2004>.
JCDL 2004, Joint Conference on Digital Libraries, Global Reach and Diverse Impact, 7 - 11 June 2004, Tucson, Arizona, USA. Call for Papers. The deadline for submissions is 15 January 2004.
"The Joint Conference on Digital Libraries is a major international forum focusing on digital libraries and associated technical, practical, and social issues. JCDL encompasses the many meanings of the term 'digital libraries,' including (but not limited to) new forms of information institutions; operational information systems with all manner of digital content; new means of selecting, collecting, organizing, and distributing digital content; digital preservation and archiving; and theoretical models of information media, including document genres and electronic publishing."
"The intended community for this conference includes those interested in aspects of digital libraries such as infrastructure; institutions; metadata; content; services; digital preservation; system design; implementation; interface design; human-computer interaction; performance evaluation; usability evaluation; collection development; intellectual property; privacy; electronic publishing; document genres; multimedia; social, institutional, and policy issues; user communities; and associated theoretical topics."
"Participation is sought from all parts of the world and from the full range of disciplines and professions involved in digital library research and practice, including computer science, electrical engineering, information science, information systems, librarianship, archival science and practice, museum studies and practices, technology, education, medicine, intelligence analysis, social sciences, and humanities. All domains academia, government, industry, and others are encouraged to participate as presenters or attendees."
"In addition to the listed digital library research topics, JCDL 2004 encourages submission of papers that illustrate digital library's global reach and diverse impact. Examples include (but are not limited to): major national or cross-regional digital library projects; case studies exemplifying successful international collaboration and impact; innovative cultural preservation and dissemination projects aimed at preserving unique and indigenous knowledge; the development and use of digital library technologies for national (and international) security; digital library research for intelligence and security informatics; digital library techniques, content, and services based on cyberinfrastructure; digital library research for enhancing e-learning and education; and other novel and high-impact digital library projects."
For further information, please see <http://www.jcdl.org>.
DEXA 2003 Events - DEXA 2003, DaWaK 2003, EC-Web 2003, EGOV 2003, HoloMAS 2003, 1 - 5 September 2003, Prague, Czech Republic.
DEXA 2003, 14th International Conference on Database and Expert Systems Applications, 1 - 5 September 2003.
"The aim of DEXA 2003 is to present both research contributions in the area of data base and expert systems and a large spectrum of already implemented or just being developed applications. DEXA will offer the opportunity to extensively discuss requirements, problems, and solutions in the field. The workshop and conference should inspire a fruitful dialogue between developers in practice, users of database and expert systems, and scientists working in the field."
For additional information, please see <http://www.dexa.org/dexa2003/index.php?include=cfp/dexa.html>.
DaWaK 2003, 5th International Conference on Data Warehousing and Knowledge Discovery, 3 - 5 September 2003.
"The objective of the Fifth International Conference on Data Warehousing and Knowledge Discovery (DaWaK 2003) is to bring together researchers, developers and practitioners to discuss research issues and experience in developing and deploying data warehousing and knowledge discovery systems, applications, and solutions. This year the conference will also focus on two emerging areas, namely, Streaming Data and Biological Data Computation." Within these tracks, topics of interest included but are not limited to: Data Warehousing; Knowledge Discovery; and Computing From Streaming and Biological Data.
For additional information, please see <http://www.dexa.org/dexa2003/index.php?include=cfp/dawak.html>.
EC-Web 2003, 4th International Conference on Electronic Commerce and Web Technologies, 1 - 5 September 2003.
"The main objective of this conference is to bring together researchers from different disciplines, developers, and users all interested in electronic commerce and Web technologies and to assess current methodologies and new research directions. Although a natural focus will be on computer science issues, we expressly welcome technical research contributions from economics, business, law, and other relevant disciplines." The major topics of interest include but are not limited to: electronic commerce and web technologies.
For additional information, please see <http://www.dexa.org/dexa2003/index.php?include=cfp/ec-web.html>.
EGOV 2003, 2nd International Conference on Electronic Government, 1 - 5 September 2003.
"The EGOV Conferences intend to assess the state of the art in E-Government and to provide guidance for research and development in this fast-moving field. The annual conferences bring together leading research experts and professionals from all over the globe. EGOV03 in Prague will build on the success of the 1st EGOV Conference (Aix-en-Provence, 2002), which provided an illustrative overview of E-Government activities, with nearly 80 contributions and more than 20 European projects funded by the IST Programme of the European Commission...Contributions to the Second EGOV Conference are expected to mirror current developments in e-Government and to provide fresh ideas from a multitude of disciplines."
For additional information, please see <http://falcon.ifs.uni-linz.ac.at/news/cfp_egovernment2003.html>.
"Holonic and multi-agent systems provide a novel paradigm for managing, modelling and supporting complex systems. This concept has proved to be successful in number of industrial domains such as manufacturing, resource allocation and production planning, air traffic...The conference aims to bring together researchers active in the area of holonic and multi-agent systems together with key engineers and industrial decision makers to share their views and experience in design, development and applying holonic and multi-agent systems for industrial problems."
For additional information, please see <http://gerstner.felk.cvut.cz/HoloMAS/2003/index.htm>.
For more information, please see <http://www.dexa.org/dexa2003/index.php?include=main.php>.
INTERACT 2003, 9th IFIP TC13 International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, Bringing the Bits Together, IFIP (International Federation for Information Processing), 1 - 5 September 2004, Zürich, Switzerland.
"INTERACT 2003 follows in a long and highly successful tradition of international IFIP Human Computer Interaction (HCI) conferences. The conference will act as a platform for HCI research and practice which seeks to embrace the new demands of the 21st century, while continuing to include state-of-the-art approaches to traditional HCI issues, as in past INTERACT conferences...People working in all aspects of HCI [have been] encouraged to submit their work and participate in this conference. The program will be of international interest and includes high quality papers, posters, industrial presentations and system demonstrations, as well as workshops, tutorials and much more."
For further information, please see <http://www.interact2003.org/home_overview.html>.
4th Open Archives Forum Workshop, In Practice, Good Practice: the Future of Open Archives, 4 - 5 September 2003, Bath, United Kingdom.
This "event will focus on good practice in the implementation of open archives, with an eye to future development of the technology. A particular theme of the workshop will be the use of the Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting [OAI-PMH] in the area of Cultural Heritage, where multimedia is an important issue. The workshop will also be looking at the use of the OAI protocol as a way of publishing information about university theses, and how that might contribute to developing useful content for institutional (as opposed to subject-based) eprint archives."
For further information, please see <http://www.oaforum.org/workshops/bath_invitation.php>.
2003 Conference on Users in the Electronic Information Environments, Toward a User-Centered Approach to Digital Libraries, 8 - 9 September 2003, Espoo, Finland.
"The conference is aimed at promoting scientific discussion and information exchange on issues such as: how are users acting in the new digital information environments; do the digital information environments contribute to the quality and productivity of research; how do the users perceive the new information environments and evaluate their usefulness and usability; how to evaluate the performance and resources of digital libraries from the viewpoint of service providers; how do we ensure the usability of the high quality digital resources; and what are the visions for future in this area."
For further information, please see <http://www.lib.helsinki.fi/finelib/digilib/index.html>.
WebSearch University, 8 - 9 September 2003, Washington, D.C., USA.
"WebSearch University is a unique, valuable, and intensive learning opportunity where intermediate and advanced searchers can improve their skills and learn new search tactics, strategies, and tools. The Web changes so rapidly that even expert searchers constantly work to keep on top of new developments and refresh their strategies, review the search options, and renew their thinking. Knowing how to dig deeply to get the right information is not a skill that is easily achieved. Smart searchers go back to school at WebSearch University to update their skills and ensure their mastery of the intricacies of Web searching."
For further information, please see <http://www.websearchu.com/>.
ALT-C 2003, 10th International Conference of the Association for Learning Technology, 8 - 10 September 2003, Sheffield, United Kingdom.
"ALT-C 2003 is aimed at practitioners and researchers at all stages in their careers. It will cater for those interested in the application of learning technology in further and higher education and other comparable settings. Along with the normal presentations, the conference will promote reflection, evaluation and interactivity through its innovative Communities of Practice sessions. The conference will also offer the opportunity for practitioners to meet leading suppliers to find out what's new in the market, and for suppliers to keep in touch with their customers."
"The integration of learning technology into tertiary education has led to the development of specialist interest networks to promote good practice in research and implementation. ALT-C 2003 will focus on the communities of practice growing round these networks, with the following sub-themes: Diversity of learning through technologies; Learning designs; The learners' experience; Inclusive approaches through technologies; Learning, teaching and assessment strategies; and Developing learning environments"
For additional information, please see <http://www.shef.ac.uk/alt/>.
DAFx-03, 6th International Conference on Digital Audio Effects, 8 - 11 September 2003, London, United Kingdom.
"DAFx appeals to researchers and practitioners in digital audio and digital music processing with poster and spoken presentation sessions over 3 days. Topics include: Compositional Uses and Issues; Performance and Gesture Control; Filtering and Modulation; Delays and Spatialisation; Time-frequency and Spectral Processing; Audio Coding and Sound Modeling; Perceptual Issues and Psychoacoustics; Software and Hardware Implementations; Music Information Retrieval systems; Automatic Transcription and High-level features; Audio analysis and Low-level Features; Auditory Displays and Installations; Source Separation; Audio Restoration; Internet Audio and Internet Acoustics; and Audio for Multimedia"
For additional information, please see <http://www.elec.qmul.ac.uk/dafx03>.
ICHIM 2003, 7th International Cultural Heritage Informatics Meeting, 8 - 12 September 2003, Paris, France.
ICHIM 03 "will address the fundamental issues in the creation and dissemination of virtual scientific and cultural heritage, education and research, and digital art. Curators, computer scientists, administrators, publishers, educators, entrepreneurs and artists from around the world will come to share their experiences, learn new methods and forge new partnerships."
For further information, please see <http://www.ichim.org/jahia/jsp/index.jsp>.
VLDB 2003, 29th International Conference on Very Large Data Bases, 9 - 12 September 2003, Berlin, Germany.
"The VLDB conference reflects the increasing challenges of an ever more complex technical world. The scope for submissions of original results has extended from all technical aspects of data management to the infrastructures of which databases have become an essential part, and to applications which heavily depend on database technology. We [have] invite submission of technical papers, papers with visionary contributions, proposals for panels, tutorials, and demonstrations, all of which present the most critical issues and views on practical leading-edge database technology, applications, and techniques."
For more information, please see <http://www.vldb.informatik.hu-berlin.de>.
12th ALIA National Library Technicians Conference, Bridging services embracing reality, Australian Library and Information Association, 9 - 12 September 2003, Queensland, Australia.
"With the theme of 'Bridging services embracing reality', our main objective is to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas relating to the Library and Information Industry, while bringing current issues and 'Customer Service' to the forefront...[Other] objectives of the conference are: to provide a forum for the exchange information relating to the many aspects of customer service; to create a leaning environment where library and information workers can further their professional development; to present sessions relevant to library technicians from all sectors; and to provide valuable networking opportunities"
For further information, please see <http://conferences.alia.org.au/libtec2003/theme.html>.
Indexing the World of Information, Australian Society of Indexers (AusSI), 12 - 13 September 2003, Sydney, Australia.
"The Australian Society of Indexers (AusSI) aims to represent the interests of indexers and to provide training and other resources to all Australians and New Zealanders involved in indexing, whether they are freelancers or employees, full-time, part-time or casual...Anyone interested in how the world of information is turning [should come, especially] indexers, editors, information architects, publishers, web publishers, librarians, metadata experts, archivists, web designers, content managers and usability experts."
For further information, please see <http://www.aussi.org/conferences/2003/default.htm>.
CCI Symposium 2003 - Preservation of Electronic Records: New Knowledge and Decision-making, Canadian Conservation Institute, 15 - 18 September 2003, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
"The program for the symposium will be based on the chronological decisions that need to be made as electronic records come into the heritage institution. Papers emphasizing new knowledge, case studies, or critical reviews will be presented on value criteria, authenticity criteria, factors to be considered in developing a preservation strategy, preservation strategies for information content, and media knowledge (deterioration, storage, longevity, disaster recovery, etc.). Simultaneous interpretation in English and French will be offered."
For further information, please see <http://www.cci-icc.gc.ca/symposium2003/index_e.shtml>.
1st International Workshop on Adaptive Multimedia Retrieval, 15 - 18 September 2003, Hamburg, Germany.
"During the last years several approaches have been developed that tackle specific problems of the retrieval process, e.g. feature extraction methods for multimedia data, problem specific similarity measures and interactive user interfaces. These methods enable the design of efficient retrieval tools if the user is able to provide an appropriate query. However, in most cases the user needs several steps in order to find the searched objects...To improve today's retrieval tools and thus the overall satisfaction of a user, it is necessary to develop methods that are able to support the user in the search process, e.g. by providing additional information about the search results as well as the data collection itself and also by adapting the retrieval tool to the user's needs and interests."
"The goals of the workshop are to intensify the exchange of ideas between different research communities to enable the design of improved user adaptive retrieval tools...The workshop focuses especially on researchers that are working on feature extraction techniques for multimedia, computer linguistic approaches, (dynamic) data analysis methods, and visualization methods as well as user interface design."
For further information, please see <http://adiret.cs.uni-magdeburg.de/~nuernb/amr2003/>.
ECKM 2003, 4th European Conference on Knowledge Management, 18 - 19 September 2003, Oxford, United Kingdom.
"ECKM 2003 provides an opportunity for academics and practitioners from Europe and elsewhere who are involved in the use, study, management, development and implementation of knowledge management initiatives to come together discuss the latest research and exchange ideas."
For further information, please see <http://www.mcil.co.uk/2o-eckm2003-home.htm>.
Changing Images: The role of photographic collections in a digital age, an International SEPIA Conference, 18 - 20 September 2003, Helsinki, Finland.
"The conference's aim will be to bring together a wide audience of professionals from archives, museums, libraries and the commercial sector who are responsible for management of photographic collections, and experts in photography and digital imaging. The focus will be on management of photographic collections, the possibilities for increasing access to the photographic heritage, and problems of preservation (of photographs as well as digital collections). The orientation of the conference will be towards application of new technology, with an emphasis on projects that have explored solutions for issues like scanning requirements, descriptions, searching and metadata, user requirements, inter-operability, digital asset management, financial and organizational aspects, exploitation of collections, copyright etc. The results of the SEPIA project will also be presented at the conference."
"The conference will pay attention to the role of heritage institutions, which is at the moment undergoing a change in that public access, also through digitization, and the use of collections are becoming more and more important factors and affect management and budgeting. Institutions have to find a way to reconcile traditional functions with these new roles. It will be explored how use changes as a result of digitization and which effects this has on use and preservation of originals. To what extent digitization contributes to commercial use of photographs for multimedia applications and to use for educational purposes and by (amateur) researchers will be other topics for discussion."
For further information, please see <http://www.knaw.nl/ecpa/sepia/conference.html>.
CLEF 2003, Cross Language Evaluation Forum, 19 - 20 September 2003, Rome, Italy.
"The objective of CLEF 2003 will be to test different aspects of mono- and cross-language information retrieval system performance. There will be six main tracks and two pilot experiments" as follows: 1. Multilingual Information Retrieval; 2. Bilingual Information Retrieval; 3. Monolingual (non-English) Information Retrieval; 4. Mono- and Cross-Language Information Retrieval for Scientific Collections; 5. Interactive Cross-Language Information Retrieval (iCLEF); and 6. Multiple Language Question Answering (QA at CLEF)
Pilot Experiments: 1. Cross-Language Retrieval in Image Collections (Image CLEF); and 2. Cross-Language Spoken Document Retrieval (CL-SDR)"
For more information, please see <http://clef.iei.pi.cnr.it:2002>.
Libraries Without Walls 5, The Distributed Delivery of Library and Information Services, CERLIM (Centre for Research in Library and Information Management), 19 - 23 September 2003, Lesvos, Greece.
"Rapid advances in the development of ICT (Information and Communications Technologies) based infrastructures and services have led to a situation where many library users now routinely access services remotely even when 'remotely' means 'within sight of the library building'...LWW5 is concerned with innovative ways of delivering library and information services in this new environment. Papers will present the results of research or innovative practice, as traditionally LWW is a meeting place for researchers and practitioners." This year's themes include: the integration of library services and Virtual Learning Environments; the relationship between user needs, information skills and information literacies; usability and accessibility of digital library services; designing the information environment: national and institutional perspectives; and the creation of digital resources by user communities."
For further information, please see <http://www.cerlim.ac.uk/conf/lww5/>.
ASIDIC Fall 2003 Meeting, 21 - 23 September 2003, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
"Now more than ever, understanding the uses which are made of digital content and the means of access to it are almost as important as the content itself. Current changes and trends are not always clear and easy to understand, but they are having a major impact on the ways in which Librarians and Information Specialists select, deliver, and use information. At this meeting we will hear from a selection of experts who are both driving and seeking to make sense of some of these changes, as well as technology vendors and content suppliers who are becoming successful in working with customers to adapt their products and business models to the changing realities of their respective marketplaces. The emphasis of the program is collaboration-collaboration between customers and suppliers, among information companies, and between publishers and technology vendors."
For further information, please see <http://www.asidic.org/meetings/fall03.htm>.
I3E2003, 3rd IFIP Conference on E-Commerce, E-business, and E-government, 21 - 24 September 2003, Sän Paulo, Brazil.
This "third IFIP conference on e-Commerce, e-Business, and e-Government [is] sponsored by the three IFIP committees TC6, TC8, and TC11. It provides a forum for users, engineers, and scientists in academia, industry, and government to present their latest findings in e-commerce, e-business, or e-government applications and the underlying technology to support those applications."
For further information, please see <http://www.cenpra.gov.br/noticiaseeventos/I3E_conference/index.htm>.
IALL 2003, 22nd Annual Course on International Law Librarianship, New Rights - New Laws: Legal Information in a Changing World, International Association of Law Libraries, 21 - 25 September 2003, Cape Town, South Africa.
"The annual course in international law librarianship is the Association's main meeting and educational event of the year. The three main themes this year are: Law and Social Change; Rights and Law; and South African law and legal literature...The people most likely to benefit form this conference are librarians and information specialists attached to law schools. Two professional development bursaries are awarded each year to assist with travel costs."
For further information, please see <http://www.iall.org/iall2003/>.
Online Learning Conference & Expo, 22 - 24 September 2003, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Online Learning Conference gathers "decision-makers charged with developing and implementing e-learning." It also brings together resources, expertise and opportunities for you to accelerate your online learning curve. "From the Expo hall and our Hands-on Learning Labs to in-depth breakout sessions and case studies, you'll find [things] you need to create, deliver and manage online learning in your organization at Online Learning Conference and Expo. Plus, when you register for Online Learning Conference and Expo, you'll also receive FREE admission to several co-located events and session tracks, Training Fall Conference and Expo, the Click2learn User Conference and much more."
"Audience of several thousand includes managers, technology developers, designers of learning materials, instructors and learners. Conference themes include e-learning, performance-support systems, knowledge management, online presentations and collaboration and simulations."
For further information, please see <http://www.vnulearning.com/about-oll.htm>.
International Symposium on Information and Communication Technologies, 24 - 26 September 2003, Dublin, Ireland.
"The objective of this workshop is to analyse the strengths and weaknesses of available and foreseeable digital tools as a support for specific types of human interaction. A large number of communication devices have become available for the support of human interaction (from the standard telephone system to the sms service, from email to 3D chat rooms, from Web pages to virtual community platforms, etc.). Many research studies describe these individual systems and how they can effectively support human interaction. Researchers in Computer Mediated Communication, whether computer scientists, linguists, sociologists or philosophers have analysed how certain aspects of human interaction may be supported or changed by the use of some specific tools. We would like to promote a vertical approach analysing how specific interaction types (task oriented, narrative, visual, etc.) may be best supported by individual tools or by certain features of these tools. The new generation of communication tools focuses more and more on communication levels other than the transmission of the message. We are interested in innovative theories and practices centred on methodologies which enable digital tools to support interaction at a semantic and environmental level."
For further information, please see <http://www.ac.aup.fr/~roda/DigitalInteraction/>.
DC2003, 2003 Dublin Core Conference, Supporting Communities of Discourse and PracticeMetadata Research and Applications, 28 September - 2 October 2003, Seattle, Washington, USA.
"Today, researchers, implementers and practitioners engage in joint projects to facilitate metadata initiatives furthering our knowledge in this area. The DC-2003 Conference theme Supporting Communities of Discourse and PracticeMetadata Research and Applications provides an infrastructure for researchers to share inquiries, research methodologies, and results from their latest studies and for system implementers to share application developments, evaluations, and to display their tools through the DC-Lab. Following the open spirit of the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative (DCMI), DC-2003 is open to researchers, system implementers, metadata practitioners, administrators, and others wanting to engage in a dialog to advance the discourse and practice of metadata research and applications."
For additional information, please see <http://dc2003.ischool.washington.edu/index.html>.
Thesauri and Taxonomies: an international conference and workshop, Multisystems, 29 - 30 September 2003, London, United Kingdom.
"You will have a chance to meet other professionals working in this field and to hear from the top US/UK experts in the development of thesauri and taxonomies."
For further information, please see <http://www.multites.com/conference03.htm>.
LIANZA 2003, Oceans of Opportunity, 7 - 10 October 2003, Napier, New Zealand.
"We have really enjoyed putting together a programme that's stimulating, provocative and also down-to-earth and practical, to cater to all aspects of librarianship. Six plenary speakers and close to 60 break-out sessions are on offer...The trade show has sold out with some 50 exhibitors bringing the latest and the best that they have to offer to your attention."
For further information, please see <http://www.confer.co.nz/lianza2003/index.html>.
KMWorld & Intranets 2003, 14 - 16 October 2003, Santa Clara, California, USA.
"The combined KMWorld & Intranets 2003 conferences are co-located to maximize the synergies related to developing and evaluating enterprise-wide KM strategies and implementing collaborative intranet and portal strategies and technologies. Each conference offers two unique, tightly-focused tracks, plus a third track common to both events that covers the enabling tools and technologies for KM initiatives and projects and intranets, extranets, and portals."
"KMWorld offers a wide-ranging program designed to meet the needs of executives and strategic business and technology decision makers [as well as anyone] concerned with improving business processes and productivity, streamlining operations, and accelerating development and innovation in their evolving enterprises. This year's theme, Business Critical Knowledge Management, emphasizes that KM is not a stand-alone initiative, but totally integrated into an organization's business and work processes...The conference encompasses programs on strategies, practices, processes, tools and solutions for enterprise knowledge networks. This year there is a particular emphasis on knowledge-based collaborative organizations, as well as the infrastructure necessary to support such organizations."
"Intranets 2003 addresses the management, implementation and business implications of the next generation of collaborative intranet and portal development and technology. Conference sessions will cover strategies and case studies for preparing, implementing, and sustaining intranets and portals, practical methodologies for design, content management solutions and software, and ROI and the business of content collaboration. The conference program is designed to take intranet professionals and managers to the next level, helping individuals and companies create new intranet strategies and methodologies, develop best practices and collaborative content strategies, integrate intranet and portal technologies in business processes, and apply tried-and-true tips and techniques from top working industry experts."
For further information, please see <http://www.kmworld.com/kmw03/>.
RESONANCES 2003, International Convention on Technologies for Music (IRCAM), 15 - 24 October 2003, Paris, France.
"In 2003, Resonances intends to build upon the brainstorming on new instruments for synthesis and control that was already started in 2002, and to expand it to all innovative musical systems. This will allow an update of our personal appropriation of the musical phenomenon. These issues will be explored in an international conference on musical analysis and listening based on two perspectives (electro-acoustic music and the Set Theory). The public will also discover the extraordinary variety of "new instruments" designed for artistic expression in live performances. This year we will focus on issues such as: the positioning of instruments in space, and particularly spatialization of sound, score following technologies, motion capture systems for installations and choreography, real-time video, as well as new perspectives related to real-time voice processing of actors and singers, in "resonance" with the creations presented in June during the Agora festival."
For further information, please see <http://resonances.ircam.fr/rubrique.php3?id_rubrique=2>.
ASIS&T 2003 Annual Conference, Humanizing Information Technology: From Ideas to Bits and Back, 19 - 22 October 2003, Long Beach, California, USA.
Papers, posters and presentations were solicited and selected for a wide variety of information and technology related areas, including:
For further information, please see <http://www.asis.org/Conferences/AM03/>.
ISWC2003, 2nd International Semantic Web Conference, in conjunction with K-CAP 2003, 20 - 23 October 2003, Sanibel Island, Florida, USA.
"The vision of the Semantic Web is to make web data machine processable, and rests on the premise that to do so we need to accommodate, somehow, the semantics of these data. Many technologies and methodologies are being developed within Artificial Intelligence, Databases, Software Engineering and Information Systems that can contribute towards the realization of this vision. Among those are languages for semantic annotation of Web documents, ontologies, technologies and methodologies for building multi-agent systems, semantic interoperation of programs that have been developed totally independently, technologies and methodologies for describing, searching and composing Web Services, and more."
For further information, please see <http://iswc2003.semanticweb.org/>.
Pocket PC Summit, 20 - 23 October 2003, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
"The Pocket PC Summit is evolving into a yearly gathering of the Pocket PC industry and community, and users of all types developers, enterprises, and consumers."
For further information, please see <http://www.pocketpcsummit.com/press/index.php>.
K-CAP 2003, 2nd International Conference on Knowledge Capture, held in conjunction with ISWC2003, 23 - 25 October 2003, Sanibel Island, Florida, USA.
"K-CAP 2003 will provide a forum in which to bring together disparate research communities whose members are interested in efficiently capturing knowledge from a variety of sources and in creating representations that can be useful for reasoning. We solicit high-quality research papers for publication and presentation at our conference. Our aim is to promote multidisciplinary research that could lead to a new generation of tools and methodologies for knowledge capture."
For further information, please see <http://sern.ucalgary.ca/ksi/K-CAP/K-CAP2003/>.
ISMIR 2003, 4th International Conference on Music Information Retrieval, 26 - 30 October 2003, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
"The annual ISMIR Conference is [an] international forum for those involved in work on accessing digital musical materials. It reflects the tremendous growth of music-related data available either locally or remotely through networks and the consequent need to search this content and retrieve music and musical information efficiently and effectively."
For further information, please see <http://ismir2003.ismir.net/>.
8th International Conference on Interlending and Document Supply, 28 - 31 October 2003, Canberra, Australia.
"Interlending and document supply is one of the cornerstones of any library's operations. The continuing development of technology and the increasing use of electronic publications make this an exciting time for the international community to come together to discuss the delivery of quality services to users."
For further information, please see <http://www.nla.gov.au/ilds/>.
ICADL 2003, 6th International Conference of Asian Digital Libraries, 8 - 11 December 2003, Kuala Lumpur, India. Call for papers. The deadline for submissions has been extended to 14 July 2003. For further information, please see <http://www.ftsm.ukm.my/ICADL2003/>.
SCI 2003, 7th World Multi-Conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics, 27 - 30 July 2003, Orlando, Florida, USA. For further information, please see <http://www.iiisci.org/sci2003>.
Syllabus 2003, Exploring Technology Solutions for Higher Education Professionals, 27 - 31 July 2003, San Jose, California, USA. For further information, please see <http://www.syllabus.com/summer2003>.
SIGGRAPH 2003, The Future of Digital Images and Interaction, 30th International Conference on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques, 27 - 31 July 2003, San Diego, California, USA. For further information, please see <http://www.siggraph.org/s2003>.
Northumbria International Conference on Performance Measurement in Libraries, Library Measures to fill the void: assessing outcomes, 28 - 31 July 2003, Durham, United Kingdom. For further information, please see <http://online.northumbria.ac.uk/faculties/art/information_studies/Imri/PM5/PM5.htm>.
PISTA '03 & CCCT'03, Politics and Information Systems: Technology and Applications & Computer Communication and Control Technologies, 31 July - 2 August 2003, Orlando, Florida, USA. For further information, please see <http://www.confinf.org/pista03/website2003/default.asp>.
Workshop on the Evaluation of Music Information Retrieval (MIR) Systems, a workshop at SIGIR 2003, 1 August 2003, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. For further information, please see <http://music-ir.org/evaluation/sigir03_workshop.htm>.
Defining Evaluation Methodologies for Terabyte-Scale Collections, a workshop at SIGIR 2003, 1 August 2003, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. For further information, please see <http://www.sigir2003.org/TBEval.txt>.
IFLA 2003, World Library and Information Congress: 69th IFLA General Conference and Council, Access Point Library: Media - Information - Culture, International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions, 1 - 9 August 2003, Berlin, Germany. For further information, please see <http://www.sigir2003.org/TBEval.txt>.
ACRL/Harvard Leadership Institute, 3 - 8 August 2003, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. For further information, please see <http://www.gse.harvard.edu/~ppe/programs/acrl/program.html>.
Digital Preservation Management: Implementing Short-Term Strategies for Long-Term Problems, 4 - 8 August 2003 and 20 - 24 October 2003, Ithaca, New York, USA. For further information, please see <http://www.library.cornell.edu/iris/dpworkshop>.
IJCAI-03, 18th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, 9 - 15 August 2003, Acapulco, Mexico. To see the Preliminary Schedule and to access further information in detail, please see <http://www.ijcai-03.org/1024/index.html>.
RENCON, a Workshop on Methods for Automatic Music Performance and Their Applications in a Public Rendering Contest, at IJCAI 2003, 11 August 2003, Acapulco, Mexico. For additional information, please see <http://shouchan.ei.tuat.ac.jp/~rencon/IJCAI-03>.
DL2003, 19th Annual Conference on Distance Teaching and Learning, 13 - 15 August 2003, Madison, Wisconsin, USA. For additional information, please see <http://www.uwex.edu/disted/conference>.
ALISE 2004, 6 - 9 January 2003, San Diego, California, USA. Call for papers. The deadline for submissions is 15 August 2003. For further information, please see <http://www.alise.org/conferences/index.shtml>.
IEEE TCDL Bulletin. Call for papers. The deadline for submissions is 15 August 2003. For more information about the committee, please see <http://www.ieee-tcdl.org>. For information about the Bulletin, please contact Editor, IEEE TCDL Bulletin.
ECDL 2003, 7th European Digital Libraries Conference, 17 - 22 August 2003, Trondheim, Norway. For more information, please see <http://www.ecdl2003.org>.
Creating Electronic Texts and Images, 2003 Summer Institute, Electronic Text Centre, 24 - 29 August 2003, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada. For further information, please see <http://www.lib.unb.ca/Texts/SGML_course/Aug2003/index.html>.
Hypertext '03, 14th International Conference on Hypertext and Hypermedia, 26 - 30 August 2003, Nottingham, United Kingdom. For more information, please see <http://www.ht03.org>.
DRH 2003 Conference, Digital Resources for the Humanities, 31 August - 3 September 2003, Cheltenham, United Kingdom. For additional information, please see <http://www.glos.ac.uk/humanities/content.asp?sid=6>.
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