NISO Z39.7-2004: Information Services and Use: Metrics & statistics for libraries and information providers Data Dictionary, National Information Standards Organization (NISO) 2008.
"The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) has posted a new web version of the American National Standard Z39.7-2004, Information Services and Use: Metrics & statistics for libraries and information providers - Data Dictionary, and invites comments from the information community. The purpose of the current Z39.7 Data Dictionary remains the same as was for previous version: to assist the information community in the identification, definition, collection, and interpretation of statistical data used to describe the current status and condition of libraries in the United States. However, it also differs significantly from its predecessors in its approach. This revision absorbs the de facto definitions established through the national program for collecting data about libraries (i.e., the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) survey program), and absorbs relevant US association definitions, methods and practices of data collection. The Data Dictionary can be found on the NISO website at <http://www.niso.org/dictionary/>."
"In January 2008, Portico and Ithaka, with encouragement from the Portico Advisory Committee,3 developed a survey of library directors at four-year colleges and universities in the United States to examine the community's current perspectives on the digital preservation of e-journals.4 The survey was designed with two goals in mind: first, to analyze attitudes and preservation priorities that can be used to guide Portico in fulfilling its role as a not-for-profit archive of digital scholarly resources; and second, to provide concrete data that could assist library directors, funders, and administrators as they allocate limited resources for library priorities."
For more information and to download the report, please see <http://www.portico.org/comment/>.
European Quarterly Preservation Digest, Digital Preservation Europe (DPE), July 2008.
"Digital Preservation Europe (DPE) has released the European Quarterly Preservation Digest providing an Overview of the current activities of European funded projects in the area of digital preservation."
For more information, please see <http://www.digitalpreservationeurope.eu/publications/newsletters/Quarterly-Bulletin-Final.pdf>.
ScieCom Info, Nordic-Baltic Forum for Scientific Communication.
"ScieCom info Nordic-Baltic Forum for Scientific Communication is a two-year project funded by the Nordbib research funding programme. Its mission is:
For more information, please see <http://www.sciecom.org/sciecominfo>.
Freedom of information: a comparative legal survey; second edition revised and updated, by Toby Mendel, published by UNESCO, 2008.
"he importance of the right to information or the right to know is an increasingly constant refrain in the mouths of development practitioners, civil society, academics, the media and governments. What is this right, is it really a right and how have governments sought to give effect to it? These are some of the questions this book seeks to address, providing an accessible account of the law and practice regarding freedom of information, and an analysis of what is working and why."
For more information, please see <http://portal.unesco.org/ci/en/ev.php-URL_ID=26159&URL_DO=DO_TOPIC&URL_SECTION=201.html>.
A Comparative Study of e-Journal Archiving Solutions: A JISC Funded Investigation Final Report - May 2008, by Terry Morrow, Neil Beagrie, Maggie Jones, and Julia Chruszcz, published by JISC Collections.
From the Forward to the Report: "This report is the result of a call by the JISC, issued in January 2008, for a Comparative Study of e-Journal Archiving Solutions. Recognising the emergence of other approaches to e-journal archiving during the 2 years of the UK LOCKSS pilot programme, the Invitation to Tender asked for a report that 'will be published for wide use by institutions to inform policies and investment in e-journal archiving solutions.'"
For more information, please see <http://www.jisc-collections.ac.uk/media/documents/jisc_collections/reports/e_journals_archiving_%20solutions_report_final_080518.pdf>.
Evaluation of the JISC UK LOCKSS Pilot, by Pete Dalton and Dr Angela Conyers, Birmingham City University, May 2008.
"This report provides an evaluation of the UK LOCKSS pilot as it reaches its conclusion. The evaluation was commissioned by JISC and undertaken by Evidence Base Research and Evaluation Services at Birmingham City University. The evaluation was conducted between March and May 2008. The evaluation sought to see views of multiple stakeholders in the initiative as well as analyse documentary sources."
For more information, please see <http://www.jisc.ac.uk/media/documents/programmes/preservation/uklockssevaluation.pdf>.
JISC & SCONUL Library Management Systems Study: An Evaluation and horizon scan of the current library management systems and related systems landscape for UK higher education, by Veronica Adamson, Paul Bacsich, Ken Chad, David Kay, Jane Plenderleith, April 2008.
"In autumn 2007, JISC and SCONUL jointly commissioned the Library Management Systems Study to undertake an evaluation and horizon scan of the library management and related systems landscape for UK Higher Education. The LMS study was conducted by a consortium of Sero Consulting Ltd, Glenaffric Ltd and Ken Chad Consulting Ltd."
For more information, please see <http://www.jisc.ac.uk/publications/publications/librarymanagementbp.aspx>.
To Share or not to Share: Publication and Quality Assurance of Research Data Outputs, Report commissioned by the Research Information Network (RIN), June 2008.
From the Executive Summary to the Report: "This report presents the findings from a study of whether or not researchers do in fact make their research data available to others, and the issues they encounter when doing so. The study is set in a context where the amount of digital data being created and gathered by researchers is increasing rapidly; and there is a growing recognition by researchers, their employers and their funders of the potential value in making new data available for sharing, and in curating them for re-use in the long term."
For more information, please see <http://www.jisc.ac.uk/news/stories/2008/06/researchdata.aspx>.
Open Access: Opportunities and Challenges - a Handbook, Directorate-General for Research Science, Economy and Society, European Commission 2008
"The handbook on Open Access published by the German Commission and the European Commission aims to provide information about the opportunities and challenges offered by Open Access, and to present a wide array of issues and positions under debate. The English version of the handbook is a translation of the handbook in German, published by the German Commission for UNESCO in 2007."
For more information, please see <http://www.unesco.de/openaccess.html>.
The Version Identification Framework - Recommendations and solutions for Repository Managers, Content Creators and the Repository Software Community, Version Identification Framework (VIF) Project, May 2008.
"The problem of version identification in institutional repositories is multifaceted and growing. The Version Identification Framework (VIF) provides practical advice and recommendations to Authors and Content Creators, Repository Managers and those involved with Repository Software on how to identify versions better."
For more information, please see <http://www.jisc.ac.uk/news/stories/2008/05/digitalrepositories.aspx>.
The AMBeR Project - Part II: The Recorded Incidence of Student Plagiarism and Penalties Applied, P. Tennant and F. Duggan, JISC, May 2008.
"While the first stage of the AMBeR project revealed which penalties [for plagiarism] were most commonly available, it raised questions about the actual application of these penalties. This second stage thus set out to investigate the number of penalties applied for student plagiarism whilst also taking the opportunity to measure the recorded number of cases."
For more information, please see <http://www.jisc.ac.uk/news/stories/2008/06/amber.aspx>.
Library of Congress Digital Preservation Newsletter, June 2008 issue.
For more information, please see <http://www.digitalpreservation.gov/news/newsletter/200806.pdf>.
Planets Newsletter, Issue 4, Planets, Preservation and Long-term Access through Networked Services project, May 2008 .
"The newsletter describes the PLANETS project's progress, recent and future dissemination activities, Planets publications and presentations"
For more information, please see <http://www.planets-project.eu/>.
nestor Newsletter, Issue 14, 2008.
"The aim of this newsletter is to keep you up-to-date with all the latest news concerning the nestor project. The project home page contains information on all recent developments."
For more information, please see <http://nestor.sub.uni-goettingen.de/newsletter/index.php?lang=en>.
Point to Point
Ensuring long-term preservation and usability of digital information, National Diet Library of Japan (NDL).
"This page describes the needs to ensure long-term preservation and accessibility of digital information, including Internet resources and packaged digital publications such as CDs, DVDs and software. "
For more information, please see <http://www.ndl.go.jp/en/aboutus/preservation.html>.
The Electronic Theses and Dissertations Bibliography, Version 2, Charles W. Bailey, Jr.
"This bibliography presents selected English-language articles, conference papers, and other printed and electronic sources that are useful in understanding electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs). Where possible, links are provided to sources that are freely available on the Internet, including e-prints in disciplinary archives and institutional repositories. Note that e-prints and published articles may not be identical."
For more information, please see <http://www.digital-scholarship.org/etdb/etdb.htm>.
"The International Internet Preservation Consortium (IIPC) has established a new mailing list for web curators and other practitioners interested in sharing information and experiences about web harvesting issues and associated quality review and archival issues. The mailing list will focus on curator tools for harvesting web material, using web archives, working with archived material, and accessing harvested material."
For more information, please see the mailing list web page at <http://netpreserve.org/about/curator.php>.
The Google Book Search Bibliography, Version 2, by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.
"This bibliography presents selected English-language articles and other works that are useful in understanding Google Book Search. It primarily focuses on the evolution of Google Book Search and the legal, library, and social issues associated with it. Where possible, links are provided to works that are freely available on the Internet, including e-prints in disciplinary archives and institutional repositories. Note that e-prints and published articles may not be identical."
For more information, please see <http://www.digital-scholarship.org/gbsb/gbsb.htm>.
Scholarly Kitchen, published by the Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP).
"[This] moderated blog keeps all those interested in scholarly publishing at the forefront of new developments in publishing by pointing to relevant research reports and projects and helps to interpret the significance of this information in a balanced and, occasionally, provocative way. The Scholarly Kitchen also reports and translates findings from related business endeavors in other areas of publishing as well as from online businesses and other related emerging trends."
For more information, please see <http://scholarlykitchen.sspnet.org/>.
Digital Video Licensing Discussion Forum, published by Gary Handman, University of California, Berkeley.
"A discussion concerning licensing models for streamed video is planned for Monday, September 22, 2008, the day before the official start of the 2008 National Media Market in Lexington, KY....In order for the September discussion to be effective, your input, views and opinions on the topic are absolutely essential. To this end, Gary Handman, UC Berkeley, has] set up a blog at: <http://mrcstream.wordpress.com/>."
[BLT] Blog for Library Technology, published by the University of Michigan Library's Library Information Technology division.
"[BLT] Blog for Library Technology" is a new Library Information Technology blog from the University of Michigan Library, which talks about technological innovations being developing in the U-M library."
For more information, please see <http://mblog.lib.umich.edu/blt/>.
Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography, Charles W. Bailey, Jr. Version 72: June 9, 2008.
"The Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography (SEPB) presents selected English-language articles, books, and other printed and electronic sources that are useful in understanding scholarly electronic publishing efforts on the Internet. Most sources have been published between 1990 and the present; however, a limited number of key sources published prior to 1990 are also included. Where possible, links are provided to sources that are freely available on the Internet."
For more information, please see <http://www.digital-scholarship.org/sepb/sepb.html>.
Calls for Participation
Webology: Special Issue on Folksonomies, the Web and Search Engines . Call for papers. The submission deadline is 15 August 2008.
"Folksonomy is a user-generated system that allows users to tag their favorite web resources with their chosen natural-language words or phrases. These tags can be used to classify web resources and to express users' preferences. Folksonomy may be generated and shared collaboratively by the creators and consumers of web content. Contributions to this Special Issue (Volume 5, Number 3) should address Folksonomies, Taxonomies, Knowledge Organization, the Web and Search Engines."
For more information, please see <http://www.webology.ir/cfp.html>.
24th Annual ACM Symposium on Applied Computing, 8 - 12 March 2009, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 16 August 2008.
"For the past twenty-three years, the ACM Symposium on Applied Computing has been a primary gathering forum for applied computer scientists, computer engineers, software engineers, and application developers from around the world. SAC 2009 is sponsored by the ACM Special Interest Group on Applied Computing (SIGAPP), and is hosted by University of Hawaii at Manoa and Chaminade University of Honolulu."
For more information, please see <http://www.acm.org/conferences/sac/sac2009/>.
3rd Annual Chicago Digital Humanities/Computer Science Colloquium, 1 - 3 November 2008, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 31 August 2008.
"The goal of the annual Chicago Colloquium on Digital Humanities and Computer Science (DHCS) is to bring together researchers and scholars in the Humanities and Computer Sciences to examine the current state of Digital Humanities as a field of intellectual inquiry and to identify and explore new directions and perspectives for future research."
For more information, please see <http://lucian.uchicago.edu/blogs/dhcs2008/>.
The 1st ISPIM Symposium - Managing Innovation in a Connected World, 15 - 17 December 2008, Singapore. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 10 September 2008.
"[This] symposium will bring together academics, business leaders, consultants and other professionals involved in innovation management. The aim of this symposium is to stimulate discussion and connect people from different backgrounds and cultures. The format will include facilitated themed sessions for academic and practitioner presentations together with interactive workshops and discussion panels. As with all ISPIM events, this symposium will provide excellent networking opportunities together with a taste of local culture."
For more information, please see <http://www.ispim.org/symposium/CFP.html>.
CHI 2009: Digital Life, New World, 5 - 9 April 2009, Boston Massachusetts, USA. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 19 September 2008.
"Computing is reaching into all parts of modern life. CHI 2009 will be the showcase for the technologies, designs and ideas that will form the new world of digital life. There are many exciting new ways in which computing can improve life in many parts of the world. CHI 2009 will be the place to see that happen."
For more information, please see <http://www.chi2009.org/Authors/>.
DigCCurr 2009: Digital Curation Practice, Promise and Prospects, 1 - 3 April 2009, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 30 September 2008.
"DigCCurr is a three-year (2006-2009), Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)-funded collaboration between SILS and the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). The primary goals of the DigCCurr project are to develop a graduate-level curricular framework, course modules, and experiential components to prepare students for digital curation in various environments. DigCCurr initiatives in support of this goal are informed by representatives from the project's collaborating institutions as well as an Advisory Board of experts from Australia, Canada, Italy, the Netherlands, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States."
For more information, please see <http://www.ils.unc.edu/digccurr2009>.
KDD '08: The 14th ACM SIGKDD International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining, 24 - 27 August 2008, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
"The annual ACM SIGKDD conference is the premier international forum for data mining researchers and practitioners from academia, industry, and government to share their ideas, research results and experiences. KDD-08 will feature keynote presentations, oral paper presentations, poster sessions, workshops, tutorials, panels, exhibits, demonstrations, and the KDD Cup competition."
For more information, please see <http://www.kdd.org/kdd2008/>.
17th International Conference on Information Systems Development (ISD2008) 25 - 27 August 2008, Paphos, Cyprus.
"The theme of ISD 2008 is 'Towards a Service-Provision Society'. The conference features a number of tracks covering a wide spectrum of contemporary topics in the field of Information Systems Development"
For more information, please see <http://isd2008.cs.ucy.ac.cy/>.
Digital Libraries à la Carte 2008, 25 - 29 August 2008, Tilburg University, Tilburg, The Netherlands.
"This modular course prepares librarians for the future. Some modules are also relevant to publishers, researchers, lecturers and IT specialists. The modules are one day each. You can attend one or more modules. Modules 3a and 3b are held in parallel, as are modules 5a and 5b."
For more information, please see <http://www.tilburguniversity.nl/ticer/08carte>.
2nd Russian Summer School in Information Retrieval (RuSSIR), 1 - 5 September 2008, Taganrog, Russia.
"The 2nd Russian Summer School in Information Retrieval (RuSSIR) is initiated in order to make students familiar with a wide range of modern problems and methods in Information Retrieval; to stimulate scientific research in the field of Information Retrieval and to create an environment for informal contacts among scientists, students, and industry professionals."
For more information, please see <http://romip.ru/russir2008/eng/index.html>.
HCI2008 Culture, Creativity, Interaction, 1 - 5 September 2008, Liverpool, England, United Kingdom.
"The tag line for 2008 is 'Culture, Creativity, Interaction' reflecting the fact that in 2008 Liverpool is the European Capital of Culture. Throughout the year there will be cultural events ranging from community arts to headline events such as the Turner Prize. In the week before the conference there will be the Annual Beatles Week and immediately afterwards Liverpool will host the British Academy Festival of Science. The Biennial Festival of Contemporary Art also takes place, starting September. Our cultural theme reflects not just events in Liverpool but also recent developments in HCI where the arts and humanities offer us both new insights and new challenges. Though 'culture' is not the only theme for the conference we hope to reflect the cultural events happening in the rest of the city and on Merseyside. Our hope is that culture will be a unifying theme for the various strands that form the HCI family of disciplines."
For more information, please see <http://www.hci2008.org/>.
The Third International Conference on Legal, Security and Privacy Issues in IT (LSPI) together with the Second International Law and Trade Conference (ILTC)., 3 - 5 September 2008, Prague, Czech Republic.
"The LSPI Conference is an opportunity for academics, practitioners and consultants to come together, exchange ideas, and discuss emerging issues in IT law and the emerging technological environment."
"The ILTC Conference, organized by the International Association of IT Lawyers in cooperation with the University Economics Prague, provides an opportunity for academics, practitioners and consultants from different backgrounds to dialogue on important issues relating to international law, trade, commerce, and information technology.
For more information, please see <http://www.lspi.net/>.
2nd European Conference on Scientific Publishing in Biomedicine & Medicine - Researchers and Open Access, 4 - 6 September 2008, Oslo, Norway.
"The principal aim of the European Conference on Scientific Publishing in Biomedicine and Medicine series is to broaden researchers' understanding and knowledge of the rapid changes in the scientific communication and publishing environment and its direct impact on the research community."
For more information, please see <http://www.ub.uio.no/umh/ecspbiomed/>.
20th World Computer Congress (WCC 2008), 7 - 10 September 2008, Milan, Italy.
"[The 20th World Computer Conference] will be the most important congress dedicated to the Sciences, Information Technologies and Communications ever held in Italy. It will provide a unique opportunity to share with and listen to world-renowned experts in the academic and research fields. During the four days of congress 2000 delegates, coming from 70 different countries, will debate the main questions and perspectives in ICT domain that is at the heart of the economy of knowledge in the 21st century and in the evolution of our society."
For more information, please see <http://www.wcc2008.org/site/>.
Eleventh International Conference on Text, Speech and Dialogue (TSD 2008), 8 - 10 September 2008, Brno, Czech Republic.
"The TSD series evolved as a prime forum for interaction between researchers in both spoken and written language processing from the former East Block countries and their Western colleagues."
For more information, please see <http://www.tsdconference.org/>.
The International Symposium on Wikis, 8 - 10 September 2008, Porto, Portugal.
"WikiSym is a symposium (conference) series dedicated to wiki research and practice. A wiki is a website-based collaboration tool and content management system where everyone with access to the website can read, edit, and organize the contents, usually through a simple browser interface. The technology is so flexible, however, that wikis are being used for almost any conceivable purpose."
For more information, please see <http://www.wikisym.org/index.php>.
ALT-C 2008: Rethinking the digital divide, 9 - 11 September 2008, Leeds, United Kingdom.
"The digital divide tends to be seen as a problem of access whose 'solution' will bring a myriad of benefits. The reality may be quite different: technology, once supplied, may fall into disuse; connectivity may be in short supply, or too costly; lack of uptake may be a conscious and rational decision. The digital divide is multidimensional, rather than being mainly or only about access....The conference seeks to explore how under-served groups can make more effective use of learning technology."
For more information, please see <http://www.alt.ac.uk/altc2008/>.
ALPSP (Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers) International Conference 2008, 10 - 12 September 2008, Old Windsor, United Kingdom.
"[This Conference will] have sessions of relevance to all of those involved in scholarly and professional publishing including keynote addresses from Timo Hannay (Nature Publishing Group) and Paul Evans (Elsevier). In addition it will have plenary sessions on running an environmentally friendly publishing house and looking at the future of the World Wide Web. There are sessions for book publishers and for journal publishers and we will cover topics of interest to publishers of humanities and social sciences as well as those working in scientific, technical and medical publishing."
For more information, please see <http://www.alpsp.org/ngen_public/article.asp?aid=2008>.
Digital Resources for the Humanities and Arts 2008, 14 - 17 September 2008, Cambridge, United Kingdom.
"Digital Resources for the Humanities and Arts (DRHA) is held annually at academic venues throughout the UK. It welcomes an international and interdisciplinary audience united by a common interest in the challenges, opportunities and potential for change created by the digitisation of our common cultural heritage; the rise of online forums, communities and virtual worlds; and the emergence of 'born digital' content and practice."
For more information, please see <http://www.rsd.cam.ac.uk/drha08/default.aspx>.
ISMIR 2008, 14 - 18 September 2008, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
"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 and the consequent need to search this content and retrieve music and musical information efficiently and effectively."
For more information, please see <http://ismir2008.ismir.net/>.
European Conference on Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries - ECDL 2008, 14 - 19 September 2008, Aarhus Denmark.
"ECDL2008 will provide an opportunity to present and discuss new research and development in areas supporting an ambition of the Ubiquitous Digital Library, a vision where information can be easily accessed in the user environment and where new objects can be produced by analyzing, processing and combining existing information."
For more information, please see <http://www.ecdl2008.org/>.
The annual conference of the International Documentation Committee of the International Council of Museums: The Digital Curation of Cultural Heritage, 15 - 18 September 2008, Athens, Greece.
"The focus of CIDOC 2008 on the digital curation of cultural heritage will allow curators, collection managers, documentalists, archivists and museum information specialists to explore a broad range of theoretical, methodological, professional practice and technological issues related to the appraisal, digitisation, management, representation, access and use of digital cultural assets, such as those increasigly becoming part of museum information systems and digital archives."
For more information, please see <http://www.cidoc2008.gr/>.
11th Information Security Conference, 15 - 18 September 2008, Taipei, Taiwan.
"ISC is an annual international conference covering research in theory and applications of Information Security. ISC aims to attract high quality papers in all technical aspects of information security."
For more information, please see <http://isc08.twisc.org/>.
11th International Conference on Principles of Knowledge Representation and Reasoning (KR 2008), 16 - 19 September 2008, Sydney, Australia.
"The KR conference series is a leading forum for timely in-depth presentation of progress in the theory and principles underlying the representation and computational management of knowledge."
For more information, please see <http://www.kr.org/KR2008/>.
Workshop on Information Access to Cultural Heritage (IACH) 2008, 18 September 2008, Aarhus, Denmark.
"The Information Access to Cultural Heritage (IACH) workshop held in conjunction with ECDL 2008 will bring together academics carrying out research in the area of information access and practitioners working in the cultural heritage field. The goal of the workshop is promoting exchange of ideas concerning creation, curation, storage, retrieval and use of cultural heritage information. In particular, the workshop will focus on the question of how the keepers of cultural heritage resources can improve information access by applying information technology and principles currently being developed in the area of information access."
For more information, please see <http://www.lsi.uned.es/IACH2008/index.php/workshop/index>.
2nd Workshop on Foundations of Digital Libraries, 18 September 2008, Aarhus, Denmark.
"This third edition of the Workshop on 'Foundations of Digital Libraries' intends to serve as a vehicle for consolidating and expanding the DELOS Reference Model as well for exploring other fundamental aspects of Digital Libraries through the contributions of the participants in the workshop. Its ultimate goal is to stimulate a process that can lead to a comprehensive and universally accepted model, influencing future activities and development of Digital Library systems."
For more information, please see <http://www.delos.info/DLFoundations2008>.
The 7th European Networked Knowledge Organization Systems (NKOS) Workshop, 19 September 2008, Aarhus, Denmark.
"The 7th NKOS workshop at ECDL explores the potential of Networked Knowledge Organization Systems (NKOS), such as classification systems, taxonomies, thesauri, ontologies, and lexical databases. These tools attempt to model the underlying semantic structure of a domain for purposes of information retrieval, knowledge discovery, language engineering, and the semantic web. The workshop provides an opportunity to report and discuss projects, research, and development related to Networked Knowledge Organization Systems/Services in next-generation digital libraries."
For more information, please see <http://www.comp.glam.ac.uk/pages/research/hypermedia/nkos/nkos2008/>.
First Workshop on Very Large Digital Libraries, 19 September 2008, Aarhus, Denmark.
"New approaches and technologies have been devised to appropriately tackle the various matters arising in deploying large-scale Digital Library systems. The goal of this workshop is to provide researchers, practitioners and application developers with a forum fostering a constructive exchange among all of such key actors."
For more information, please see <http://www.delos.info/vldl2008>.
The 27th International Conference on Computer Safety, Reliability and Security, 22 - 25 September 2008, Newcastle, United Kingdom.
"Since it was established in 1979, SAFECOMP regularly contributes to the progress of the state-of-the-art in dependable applications of computer systems. SAFECOMP is an annual single-track event covering the state-of-the-art, experience and new trends in the areas of safety, reliability and security regarding critical computer applications. The conference offers a platform for knowledge and technology transfer between academia, industry, research centres and licensing bodies. It encourages multi-disciplinary work enhancing our understanding across diverse disciplines.ext"
For more information, please see <http://www.safecomp2008.org/>.
International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications (DC 2008), 22 - 26 September 2008, Berlin, Germany.
"DC-2008 will focus on metadata challenges, solutions, and innovation in initiatives and activities underlying semantic and social applications. Metadata is part of the fabric of social computing, which includes the use of wikis, blogs, and tagging for collaboration and participation. Metadata also underlies the development of semantic applications, and the Semantic Web the representation and integration of multimedia knowledge structures on the basis of semantic models. These two trends flow together in applications such as Wikipedia, where authors collectively create structured information that can be extracted and used to enhance access to and use of information sources."
For more information, please see <http://dc2008.de/>.
The IEEE International Conference on Web Services (ICWS), 23 - 26 September 2008, Beijing, China.
"The IEEE International Conference on Web Services (ICWS) has been a prime international forum for both researchers and industry practitioners to exchange the latest fundamental advances in the state of the art and practice of Web services, identify emerging research topics, and define the future of Web services."
For more information, please see <http://conferences.computer.org/icws/2008/>.
Open Access and Research Conference 2008, 24 -25 September 2008, Brisbane, Australia.
"[This conference] will draw on experts from Australia and around the world speak on a range of topics such as evolving publishing models, repository management, e-Research, policy development, and legal and technical issues."
For more information, please see <http://www.oar2008.qut.edu.au/>.
iPRES 2008: The Fifth International Conference on Preservation of Digital Objects, 29 - 30 September 2008, London, United Kingdom.
"iPRES 2008 is the fifth in the series of annual international conferences which bring together researchers and practitioners from around the world to explore the latest trends, innovations, thinking, and practice in digital preservation....The theme of iPRES 2008 is 'Joined Up and Working: tools and methods for digital preservation'."
For more information, please see <http://www.bl.uk/ipres2008/>.
3rd International Conference on the Pragmatic Web, 29 - 30 September 2008, Uppsala, Sweden.
"The Pragmatic Web Conference is a unique forum to envision and debate how the emerging social, semantic, multimedia Web mediates the ways in which we construct shared meaning. While there is much research and development into topics relevant to this challenge such as collaboration, usability, knowledge representation, media, and social informatics, the Pragmatic Web conference provides common ground for dialogue at the nexus of these topics."
For more information, please see <http://www.pragmaticweb.info/>.
The 11th IASTED International Conference on Computers and Advanced Technology in Education (CATE 2008), 29 September - 1 October 2008, Crete, Greece.
"CATE 2008 will act as a major forum for the presentation of innovative ideas, approaches, developments, and outcomes of research projects in the area of technology-based education as well as the exchange of information between researchers, faculty, administrators and practitioners. Main groups of conference topics include but are not limited to applications of advanced technology and software-hardware systems for modern teaching and learning, best practices and case studies on innovative technology-based teaching strategies and instructional design approaches, institutional strategies and policies on technology-based education and training, technology-based open and distance education, national and international projects and collaboration, and technology as an enabler of globalization of education."
For more information, please see <http://www.iasted.org/conferences/cfp-614.html>.
The 9th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Grid Computing (Grid 2008), 29 September - 1 October 2008, Tsukuba, Japan.
"The Grid conference series is an annual international meeting that brings together a community of researchers, developers, practitioners, and users involved with Grid technology. The objective of the meeting is to serve as both the premier conference presenting the best Grid research and a forum where new concepts can be introduced and explored."
For more information, please see <http://www.grid2008.org/>.
EKAW 2008 - 16th International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management Knowledge Patterns, 29 September - 1 October 2008, Acitrezza, Catania, Italy.
"The 16th International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management is concerned with all aspects of eliciting, acquiring, modelling and managing knowledge, and their role in the construction of knowledge-intensive systems and services for the semantic web, knowledge management, e-business, natural language processing, intelligent integration information, etc."
For more information, please see <http://ekaw2008.inrialpes.fr/>.
(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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