Resource Discovery Technologies for the Heritage Sector, DigiCULT Thematic Issue 6, DigiCULT Consortium, July 2004, ISBN 3-902448-03-2.
"This sixth Thematic Issue concentrates on how resource discovery technologies can ensure that the high value, authoritative information of heritage institutions is effectively found, retrieved, and presented to Internet users. With a key focus on the user, the Issue looks into user-driven approaches in interactive resource discovery. Expert opinion suggests that offering easy to use services and tools able to integrate the research and learning needs and behaviours of their users may form one of the heritage institutions' answers to the dominance of general-purpose global search engines."
The thematic issue may be downloaded in PDF format at <http://www.digicult.info/downloads/digicult_thematic_issue_6_lores.pdf>.
Understanding Metadata, published by NISO (National Information Standards Organization), 2004, ISBN: 1-880124-62-9.
"NISO's newest publication is Understanding Metadata: a general introduction to metadata, that includes an overview of leading metadata contenders and examples of practical applications." You may download Understanding Metadata as a free PDF or it may be purchased in print format as well.
For more information, please see <http://www.niso.org>.
The Current State of Portal Applications in ARL Libraries , Results of a Survey Conducted by the ARL Portal Applications Working Group, compiled by Mary E. Jackson, Director of Collections and Access Programs, Association of Research Libraries (ARL), Washington, DC, May 2004.
From the Introduction to the report: "The report highlights the range of definitions and visions driving library portal development, identifies required and desired features and functionality, describes timelines for some of the libraries, notes the beginnings of interaction with institutional repositories and institutional portals, and identifies the range of methods used to solicit reactions from the local user community. "
The ARL report is available online in PDF format; please see <http://www.arl.org/access/portal/PAWGfinalrpt.pdf>.
Open Access and the Public Domain in Digital Data and Information for Science: Proceedings of an International Symposium, Julie M. Esanu and Paul F. Uhlir, Editors, U.S. National Committee for CODATA, National Research Council, ISBN: 0-309-09145-4.
From the Introduction and Welcome to the Symposium: "This symposium is jointly organized by the International Council for Science (ICSU), the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the U.S. National Academies, the Committee on Data for Science and Technology (CODATA), and the International Council for Scientific and Technical Information (ICSTI)...The overall aim of this symposium is to identify and define the key messages that the international scientific and technical community want to convey to the other stakeholders in the information society during the WSIS [United Nations World Summit on the Information Society] process."
The proceedings can be read free of charge online at <http://www.nap.edu/catalog/11030.html>.
Digital Document Quarterly, Volume 3, Number 2, ISSN: 1547-8610, HMG Consulting.
"This Digital Document Quarterly...argues that the technical component of digital preservation research and development should focus on the design and management of digital objects 'hardened' for durability. It leads to today's most difficult conceptual question: 'How can today's information producers represent their output so that its eventual consumers might be able to understand the meanings that these producers intend to convey?'"
For more information, please see <http://home.pacbell.net/hgladney/ddq_3_2.htm>.
The European Library user survey of Gabriel, edited by Olaf Janssen, Koninklijke Bibliotheek.
"This survey was set up to get a better profile of the users of Gabriel and their future needs. The users of Gabriel are considered potential future users of The European Library. In total 560 people responded to the questionnaire....This report gives insight into the background of the respondents, their use of the internet, their use of the Gabriel website and their opinions about this site. The respondents were also asked if they would use a shared catalogue of all the national libraries in Europe if that was to be created."
For more information, please contact Mr. Olaf Janssen at <email@example.com>. The survey is available at <http://www.bl.uk/gabriel/index.html>.
SEPIADES. Cataloguing photographic collections, by Edwin Klijn and Yola de Lusenet, published by the European Commission on Preservation and Access (ECPA).
This report "aims to provide background information on the SEPIADES (SEPIA Data Element Set) advisory report and software tool that were developed in the framework of the SEPIA programme. SEPIA stands for 'Safeguarding European Photographic Images for Access' (SEPIA) (http://www.knaw.nl/ecpa/sepia)....SEPIADES is a multi-level data element set to catalogue photographic collections. Apart from 21 core elements, it contains many suggestions for use of specific, detailed elements. The report explains about the motives behind SEPIADES, providing an introduction to both the model and the software tool. It is aimed at all those involved in cataloguing photographic collections, both cataloguers and decision makers."
The report is available in PDF format at <http://www.knaw.nl/ecpa/publ/pdf/>. It may also be purchased in print format from ECPA.
Digital Rights Management Study, Interim Report, 10 June 2004, by Charles Duncan, Ed Barker, and Peter Douglas, Intrallect, Ltd. and prepared on behalf of the Joint Information Systems Committee.
From the Introduction to the report: "This interim report describes the findings of a study carried out between February and May 2004 by Intrallect Ltd on behalf of JISC. The study will continue until August, 2004 and feedback on this interim report will be important for the next phase of the project. Some aspects of this report are "early findings" and will be refined as the study continues. They are included here to promote discussion....The objective of this study is to make recommendations on the best approach for JISC and the UK education and research communities to adopt in relation to DRM."
For more information, please see <http://www.dewey.intrallect.com/drm-study/Interim_Report.pdf>.
Thwarted Innovation: What Happened to e-learning and Why, Robert Zemsy and William F. Massy, A Final Report for the Weatherstation Project of the Learning Alliance at the University of Pennsylvania in cooperation with the Thomson Corporation.
"Thwarted Innovation is a major new study from the University of Pennsylvania in collaboration with the Thomson Corporation, which answers the question: 'Why did the boom in e-learning go bust?' Researchers Robert Zemsky and William F. Massy used elearning Weatherstations at campuses across the country to decipher precisely what happened and why. In the end, they trumped three of elearning's most troubling assumptions....If we build it they will come...The kids will take to e-learning like ducks to water...E-learning will force a change in the way we teach..."
For more information, please see <http://www.irhe.upenn.edu/Docs/Jun2004/ThwartedInnovation.pdf>.
Reusable Design Guidelines: Version 2.9, May 7, 2004, Reusable Learning.
"Most content in educational collections and repositories is written by people who are not experts in instructional design, technology or standards. Yet a few simple things can be done to greatly enhance the reusability of the digital learning resources they produce. The purpose of this section is to present some of these in the form of guidelines. These guidelines are generic and are intended to be modified for individual collections to accommodate their character and the tools and practices commonly used in the communities they represent."
The guidelines are available in PDF format and will be updated throughout 2004 and 2005. For more information, please see <http://www.reusablelearning.org>.
Point to Point
This workshop, held at the Joint Conference for Digital Libraries 2004, in Tucson, Arizona, presented and discussed reusable design guidelines for digital library developers as well as how collections can incorporate the guidelines into their collection development policies.
For more information, please see <http://www.reusablelearning.org/index.asp?id=93>.
Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography, Version 54, 13 July 2004, by Charles W. Bailey, Jr., Assistant Dean for Digital Library Planning and Development, University of Houston.
"Version 54 of the Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography is now available. This selective bibliography presents over 2,150 articles, books, and other printed and electronic sources that are useful in understanding scholarly electronic publishing efforts on the Internet."
For more information, please see <http://info.lib.uh.edu/sepb/sepb.html>.
Calls for Participation
IPSI-2005 HAWAII, 6 - 9 January 2005, Big Island Hawaii, Hawaii, USA. Call for papers. The abstract submission date is 1 September 2004.
"The scope of the conference is relatively wide, with Advanced Internet Engineering and Interdisciplinary/Multidisciplinary Research as the common denominator. The stress is on interaction of participants who address the issues in innovative ways, so all the following aspects are welcome: Informatics, Internet, Computer Science and Engineering, Interdisciplinary Research, MBA, Internet aspects of Medicine, Education, Management, Law, etc."
For more information, please see <http://internetconferences.net/industrie/hawaii2005.html>.
The Sixth Australasian User Interface Conference, 31 January - 3 February 2005, Newcastle, Australia. Call for papers. The submission date is 3 September 2004.
"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."
For more information, please see the Call for Papers at <http://www.cosc.canterbury.ac.nz/auic/>.
2005 IEEE International Conference on e-Technology, e-Commerce, and e-Service, 29 March - 1 April 2005, Hong Kong, China. Call for papers. The abstract submission date is 28 September 2004.
"The 2005 IEEE International Conference on e-Technology, e-Commerce and e-Service (EEE-05) 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 focus of this year is two-fold: 1) emerging enabling technologies to facilitate next generation e-transformation, and 2) their application and deployment experience in different e-themes, including e-Business, e-Learning, e-Government, e-Finance, etc. The conference solicits research papers as well as proposals for tutorials and workshops on related e-topics."
For more information, please see <http://www.comp.hkbu.edu.hk/~eee05/home/>.
Museums and the Web 2005, 13 - 16 April 2005, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Call for papers. The submission date is 30 September 2004.
"Since the appearance of the first museum Web sites, hundreds of museums have established a presence on the World Wide Web. Museums have much to learn from each other, and from developers using the Web for other applications. To facilitate this exchange of information, Archives & Museum Informatics organises an annual international conference devoted exclusively to Museums and the Web."
For more information, please see <http://www.archimuse.com/conferences/mw.html#mw2005>.
The 25th International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems (ICDCS), 6 - 9 June 2005, Columbus, Ohio, USA. Call for papers. The submission date is 1 October 2004.
"ICDCS was launched by the IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Distributed Processing (TCDP) in October 1979. It was held every 18 months until 1983 and has been held annually since 1984. It is the oldest conference in the field of distributed computing systems in the world."
For more information, please see <http://www.cse.ohio-state.edu/icdcs05/>.
2005 SIAM International Conference on Data Mining, 21 - 23 April 2005, Newport Beach, California, USA. Call for papers. The submission date is 4 October 2004.
"Advances in information technology and data collection methods have led to the availability of large data sets in commercial enterprises and in a wide variety of scientific and engineering disciplines. We have an unprecedented opportunity to analyze this data and extract intelligent and useful information from it. The field of data mining draws upon extensive work in areas such as statistics, machine learning, pattern recognition, databases, and high performance computing to discover interesting and previously unknown information in data."
For more information, please see <http://www.siam.org/meetins/sdm05/>.
IPSI 2005 AMALFI, 17 - 20 February 2005, Amalfi, Italy. Call for papers. The abstract submission date is 17 October 2004.
"This is a broadband conference for experts in computer science/engineering, management/business, medicine, education, Internet art, and interdisciplinary research. Topics of interest include: Education, Computer science and engineering, B2B, B2C, E-Business Management, Workflow Technologies, Datamining, E-Banking, Virtual Marketplace, E-Marketing, E-Government, Networking, Ad-Hoc Networks, Communications Engineering, Mobile Technologies, Mobile e-Business, Internet Automation, Technology Transfer, Denial of Services, e-MBA, e-Medicine. Interdisciplinary research, and anything else that is relevant in electrical engineering, computer/communications engineering, informatics, business administration, science, law, pedagogy, and medicine."
For more information, please see <http://amalfi2005.internetconferences.net/>.
12th Nordic Conference on Information and Documentation, 1 - 3 September 2004, Aalborg, Denmark.
"The theme of the conference is Knowledge and Change. Our global knowledge economy has been associated with high complexity and rapid and discontinuous change. Knowledge can be seen as the primary driver of change as well as a necessity in a turbulent environment. This provides good reasons for information professionals to focus on the various links between Knowledge and Change. The mission of this main conference theme is to accentuate a number of essential and timely academic and professional issues in our field: How should knowledge be organised to foster innovative change? How do organisations utilise internal knowledge resources so as to facilitate creativity and competitiveness? How can information professionals contribute to organisational learning? The purpose of the conference is to highlight such and similar vital questions."
For more information, please see <http://www2.db.dk/NIOD/>.
ISIC 2004: Information Seeking in Context, 1 - 3 September 2004, Dublin, Ireland.
"The Information Seeking in Context conference is held biannually to explore various aspects of information seeking behaviour."
For more information, please see <http://www.eirviaservlets.com/isic2004/index.jsp>.
Digital Resources for the Humanities - DHR 2004, 5 - 8 September 2004, Newcastle, United Kingdom.
"The 2004 Conference aims to address some of the key emerging themes and strategic issues that engagement with ICT is bringing to humanities computing and scholarly research. Themes for 2004 include:
For more information, please see <http://drh2004.ncl.ac.uk/>.
The International Conference of Digital Library - Advance the Efficiency of Knowledge Utilization, 6 - 8 September 2004, Beijing, China.
"The value of the network comes from its contents. With the digital library as a core, the new network content management mode is meaningful for carrying forward the human civilization, disseminating the knowledge and developing the economy. We hope the international conference of Digital LibraryAdvance the Efficiency of Knowledge Utilization is helpful to strengthen the international cooperation in the field of digital library and enable the China digital library to start from a high level and promote the development of China digital library."
For more information, please see <http://www.nlc.gov.cn/ccdl/en/index.htm>.
DELOS Third International Summer School on Digital Library Technologies (ISDL 2004), 6 - 8 September 2004, Pisa, Italy.
"The main purpose of the DELOS Summer School is to foster research in and understanding of the fundamental technologies underlying the Digital Libraries field. It is directed towards graduate students and young researchers and professionals involved in R&D in DL-related areas. Ideally, the participants should represent both the computer science community and the user communities interested in Digital Libraries. Representatives of industrial communities (electronic publishing, broadcasting, software industry, etc.) could also benefit from a participation in the School."
"The main theme of this edition of the School is "User-Centred Design of Digital Libraries" and will include lectures on the following topics: functional and non-functional user requirements from the perspective of library users, museum users, archive users; user interface design and evaluation; digital library information visualisation; personalisation of user-system interaction and information retrieval."
For more information, please see <http://www.delos.info/>.
European Conference on Digital Libraries (ECDL 2004), 12 - 17 September 2004, Bath, United Kingdom.
"ECDL 2004 is the 8th in the series of European Digital Library Conferences. ECDL has become the major European forum focusing on digital libraries and associated technical, organisational and social issues....Digital library research brings together a number of disciplines and practitioner communities, creating a stimulating environment for debate and an opportunity for establishing collaboration. ECDL provides a forum for the exchange of ideas between scientific disciplines and fosters joint initiatives with application communities. Involvement of researchers and practitioners from computing and information science disciplines is well established at ECDL. Increasingly these disciplines are engaging in discussion and co-operation with other groups concerned with knowledge management. ECDL 2004 encourages involvement from a wide range of disciplines and looks forward to continuing contributions from usability experts, educationalists, developers of eLearning systems, and from those working within the eScience and GRID communities. The continued success of ECDL rests on the exchange of ideas and experience between these groups."
For more information, please see <http://www.ecdl2004.org>.
4th International Conference on Web Delivering of Music, 13 - 15 September 2004, Barcelona, Spain.
"WEDELMUSIC-2004 aims to explore...major topics in cross media and music-related fields, to address novel approaches for distributing content to larger audiences, providing wider access and encouraging broader participation. The impact of these developments on cultural heritage is also considered, together with their availability to people with limited access to content....The conference focuses on both the challenges posed by the Internet in its role as a major player for business changes and music distribution and content modelling in multi-channel and cross media environments. The conference is open to all the enabling technologies behind these problems. To this end, the conference aims at promoting discussion and interaction among researchers, practitioners, developers, final users, technology transfer experts, and project managers."
For more information, please see <http://www.upf.edu/wedelmusic2004>.
Digital Futures Academy: from digitization to delivery, 13 - 17 September 2004, London, United Kingdom.
"Lasting five days, the Academy is aimed at providing intensive training and seminar content for managers and other practitioners from the library, museum, heritage and cultural sectors....Led by experts of international renown, the Digital Futures Academy will focus on the creation, delivery and preservation of digital resources from cultural and memory institutions."
For more information, please see <http://www.kcl.ac.uk/kdcs/digifutures.htm>.
ERPANET Seminar: Business Models related to Digital Preservation, 20 - 22 September 2004, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
"The seminar will explore the organisation, funding and structuring of digital preservation in and among organisations. Currently, most organisations are still very much at the beginning of dealing with digital preservation. However, in order to be able to establish a solid infrastructure it will be necessary to have more insight into possible business models. These models should address for instance organisational, financial, cultural and collaborative aspects to ensure their sustainability. International experts will present business models to provide seminar participants with cutting-edge knowledge."
For more information, please see <http://www.erpanet.org/>.
IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence 2004, 20 - 24 September, Beijing, China.
" Web Intelligence (WI) has been recognized as a new direction for scientific research and development to explore the fundamental roles as well as practical impacts of Artificial Intelligence (AI) (e.g., knowledge representation, planning, knowledge discovery and data mining, intelligent agents, and social network intelligence) and advanced Information Technology (IT) (e.g., wireless networks, ubiquitous devices, social networks, wisdom Web, and data/knowledge grids) on the next generation of Web-empowered products, systems, services, and activities. It is one of the most important as well as promising IT research fields in the era of Web and agent intelligence."
For more information, please see <http://www.comp.hkbu.edu.hk/WI04>.
eCulture Horizons: From Digitisation to Creating Cultural Experience(s), 27 - 28 September 2004, Salzburg, Austria.
"The Salzburg Research eCulture Symposium 2004 aims to cover all aspects from digitising cultural heritage objects to adding value and creating cultural experiences in and beyond cultural heritage institutions. In this process, digitisation is an essential first step to unlock the treasure chest of our cultural memory. The second step is to provide enhanced access to and new experiences with cultural objects and knowledge. It is this second step that brings together the cultural institutions, their collections and knowledge with different user groups. Increasingly, users expect from cultural heritage institutions ubiquitous access and new modes of interaction and community."
For more information, please see <http://eculture.salzburgresearch.at/index_e.html>.
Sixth International Conference on Information Integration and Web-Based Applications and Services, 27 - 29 September 2004, Jakarta, Indonesia.
"IIWAS2004 aims to provide a forum for the discussion and exchange of ideas and information by researchers, students, and professionals on the issues and challenges brought on by Internet technology for the intelligent integration of information and web-based application and services."
For more information, please see <http://www.iiwas.org/conferences/iiwas2004>.
Sixth National Russian Research Conference on Digital Libraries (RCDL), 29 September - 1 October 2004, Pushchino, Russia.
"The purpose of this conference series is to stimulate evolvement of the Russian digital libraries community and encourage researching this field....RCDL brings Russian scientific and application communities contributing to DL field together and provides an open forum for exchange of experience, ideas and results as well as stimulates communication and co-operation between experts in the field."
For more information, please see <http://www.impb.ru/~rcdl2004/en/news.shtml>.
The 32nd Research Conference on Communication, Information and Internet Policy, 1 - 3 October 2004, Arlington, Virginia, USA.
"The TPRC hosts this annual forum for dialogue among scholars and decision-makers from the public and private sectors who are engaged in communication and information policy. The purpose of the conference is to acquaint policymakers with the best of recent research and to familiarize researchers with the knowledge needs of policymakers and industry."
For more information, please see <http://www.tprc.org/TPRC04/call04.htm>.
11th OLAC (OnLine Audiovisual Catalogers) Biennial Conference, 1 - 3 October 2004, Montreal, Canada.
For more information, please see <http://mavweb.mnsu.edu/bothmr/OLAC/home.html>.
ARMA International Conference and Expo, Association for Information Management Professionals, 3 - 6 October 2004, Long Beach, California, USA.
"ARMA International is a not-for-profit association serving more than 10,000 information management professionals in the United States, Canada, and over 30 other nations. ARMA International members include records and information managers, archivists, corporate librarians, imaging specialists, legal professionals, knowledge managers, consultants, and educators....At ARMA International, we recognize that information is a vital asset of every organization. Our vision is to provide leadership in education, research and networking for the benefit of information professionals."
For more information, please see <http://www.arma.org/>.
IADIS International Conference: WWW/Internet 2004, 6 - 9 October 2004, Madrid, Spain.
"The IADIS WWW/Internet 2004 Conference aims to address the main issues of concern within WWW/Internet. WWW and Internet had a huge development in recent years. Aspects of concern are no longer just technical anymore but other aspects have aroused. This conference aims to cover both technological as well as non-technological issues related to these developments."
For more information, please see <http://www.iadis.org/icwi2004/>.
LITA National Forum, 8 - 10 October 2004, St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
"The Library and Information Technology Association is a coalition of members (roster or LITA leaders) and staff (contact LITA) joining together to carry forward LITA's mission and strategic initiatives through internal governance and wide spread representation....First held in 1998, the LITA National Forum has become a highly regarded annual event for those whose work involves new and leading edge technologies in the library and information technology field."
For more information, please see <http://www.lita.org/forum04>.
Internet Librarian International 2004, 10 - 12 October 2004, London, United Kingdom.
This "...6th annual Internet Librarian International [is a]...conference for information professionals and librarians who are using, developing, and implementing internet, intranet, and web-based strategies in their daily work as information navigators, webmasters, web managers, content evaluators, internet strategists, portal creators, product developers, searchers, library managers, and educators."
For more information, please see <http://www.internet-librarian.com/index.shtml>.
Rural TeleCon '04, 10 - 13 October 2004, Spokane, Washington, USA.
"The RuralTeleCon '04 theme is "Putting Broadband to Work" - providing attendees with the opportunity to see how investment in infrastructure is paying off in real time for rural communities around the country."
For more information, please see <http://ruraltelecon.org/conference/>.
ISMIR 2004: 5th International Conference on Music Information Retrieval, 10 - 14 October 2004, Barcelona, Spain.
"The annual ISMIR Conference is the first established 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 more information, please see <http://ismir2004.ismir.net>.
DC-2004 International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications, 11 - 14 October 2004, Shanghai, China.
" DC-2004the fourth in a series of conferences previously held in Tokyo, Florence, and Seattlewill examine a broad range of metadata applications, especially with a view towards improving interoperability across boundaries of language, culture, and communities of practice. Tutorials will provide an introduction to metadata for non-experts."
For more information, please see <http://dc2004.library.sh.cn/english/>.
3rd WSEAS International Conference on Information Security, 12 - 14 October 2004, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
"The conference is composed of a Symposium on INFORMATION SECURITY, a Symposium on HARDWARE/SOFTWARE CODESIGN and a Symposium on COMPUTER NETWORKS "
For more information on topics covered by each of the three symposia, please see <http://www.worldses.org/conferences/2004/brazil/iscoco/main.htm>.
The 2nd Shanghai International Library Forum (SILF), 12 - 15 October 2004, Shanghai, China.
" The Shanghai International Library Forum (SILF) is a biennial international event aimed at promoting professional and academic exchange among librarians and information professionals all over the world....[This year] the theme of this forum is "City Development and Library Services". SILF 2004 will bring together librarians, researchers and scholars to discuss the latest achievements, innovations and the future related to the theme. "
For more information, please see <http://www.libnet.sh.cn/silf2004/>.
Educause 2004, 19 - 22 October 2004, Denver, Colorado, USA.
"Focused on the theme 'IT From a Higher Vantage Point,' the program includes preconference seminars; track sessions; poster sessions; small group meetings; and corporate exhibits, presentations, and workshops."
For more information, please see <http://www.educause.edu/conference/annual/>.
8th Annual Ethics of Electronic Information in the 21st Century (EEI21) Symposium, 13 - 16 October 2004, Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
"In its eighth year in 2004, EEI21 - MEMPHIS continues to be a scholarly symposium which treats a wide variety of issues relating to electronic information and information technology. EEI21 - MEMPHIS offers a generous amount of time for discussion and reflection among participants. "
For more information, please see <http://www.memphis.edu/ethics21/>.
Brick and Click Libraries Symposium, 22 October 2004, Maryville, Missouri, USA.
"Brick & Click Libraries Symposium is a one-day conference that focuses on the duality of providing library resources and services for students who are physically on campus and those who are virtually on campus. It is sponsored by librarians at Northwest Missouri State University to offer academic librarians a means to share practical information. The conference provides a small, collegial atmosphere in which to discuss diverse, practical topics."
For more information, please see <http://www.nwmissouri.edu/library/pr/symposium/>.
Pacific Northwest Preservation Management Institute, 25 - 29 October 2004, Seattle, Washington, USA.
"The Pacific Northwest Preservation Management Institute consists of 3 week-long sessions held at the University of Washington in Seattle. All sessions will be held in the 5th Floor Conference Room in Suzzallo Library on the UW campus. The facilities are handicapped accessible."
Week I: October 25 - 29, 2004 - Introduction to Preservation, Materials, Environment, Facilities, and Needs Assessment
Week II: January 31 - February 4, 2005 - Collections and Treatment Options
Week III: May 16 - 20, 2005 - The Digital World, Disaster Planning, and Implementation
"Twenty participants will be selected based on their applications. Acceptance to this program is not guaranteed. Applicants should be full-time professional librarians, archivists, curators, or collections or records managers, who have (at least) part-time responsibility for preservation of historical or special collections or of primary research materials, including: books, paper, photographs, ephemera, maps, or other paper-based or documentary formats. Preference will be given to applicants whose institutions demonstrate a commitment to support the participation of the applicant financially and professionally in developing an institutional preservation program. Information regarding the application packet can be found at http://www.nedcc.org/. The application packet must be received by Wednesday, July 28, 2004. Thanks to the generous support of the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), the registration fee for the entire three weeks of training is only $100."
For more information, please see <http://www.nedcc.org/>.
eChallenges e-2004 Conference, 27 - 29 October 2004, Vienna, Austria.
"This is the fourteenth in a series of Annual Conferences supported by the European Commission, which regularly attracts over 500 delegates from commercial, government and research organisations around the world. Focusing on eBusiness, eGovernment, eWork, eEurope 2005 and ICT take-up by SMEs [Small or Medium-sized Enterprises] and International Collaboration on IST [Information Society Technologies], the goal of e-2004 is to stimulate rapid take-up of Research & Technology Development (RTD) results by European industry, and SMEs in particular."
For more information, please see <http://www.echallenges.org/2004/>.
12th International Conference on Cooperative Information Systems (CoopIS 2004), 25 - 29 October 2004, Larnaca, Cyprus.
"The CoopIS 2004 has the theme 'Towards process-aware cooperative information systems.' The WWW and related technologies have created an interconnected world where it is easy to exchange information. However, to create systems that enable true cooperation the focus on information exchange is too limited. To reach common goals parties need to agree on a process. Process-awareness plays an important role at any level ranging from users and applications to intra- and interorganizational entities."
For more information, please see <http://www.cs.rmit.edu.au/fedconf/coopis2004cfp.html>.
(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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