Communications of the ACM (CACM) Special Section on Designing and Delivering Network-Based Information Systems in Digital Libraries, CACM Section guest editors Edward A. Fox and Cary C. Boshamer, published by the Association for Computing Machinery, ISSN: 0001-0782,
Press Release contributed by Anne Wilson, Association for Computing Machinery Public Relations.
" New York, May 1, 2001 -- With the aim of sharing knowledge in digital forms around the world, people at the academic and industry grass roots and senior management levels are working furiously to set policy, privacy and interoperability standards for digital libraries. The May Communications of the ACM (CACM) special section on Digital Libraries is devoted to the latest technical and social developments. Thanks to today's technology and computing systems driving the evolution of digital libraries, people will someday have access to high-quality audio, video, and text from digital libraries at museums, libraries, and other institutions worldwide. In the words of CACM editor Diane Crawford, 'neither walls or roofs limit the amount of space or information available inside.'
"CACM Section Guest Co-Guest Editors
"Edward A. Fox, Virginia Tech professor of computer science and Gary Marchionini, Cary C. Boshamer Distinguished Professor in the school of information and library science at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, are co-guest editors of the special section.
"'Digital libraries will be able to deliver stimulating virtual reality environments and show primary medical data to people around the world,' stated Mr. Fox. 'What is happening today has the potential of enormous impact on scholarship. My hope is for every thesis to be electronically shared around the world. We are beginning to have people from other nations who have been unempowered now become empowered by digital libraries.'
"Special Section Elements -- 'Application Domains,' 'Principles, Tools, and Issues in Building Digital Libraries,' 'Digital Libraries for Learning and Global Cooperation'
"Digital libraries devoted to humanities and the development of a cultural informatics community are included in the 'Application' section. That section also includes a digital strategy for the Library of Congress, and content support for open source communities.
"'Principles, Tools and Issues in Building' reviews delivering medical research literature in digital libraries over the past decade. Mobility, e-books and online reading are included in the Building articles, along with advanced display and digitization technologies, security management and digital libraries serving as digital archives."
"The 'Digital Learning' segment describes the ARIADNE system providing instructional materials in a variety of subjects across several European communities and languages. Lee Zia of the National Science Foundation explains the large U.S. digital library effort to transform undergraduate education in science, mathematics, engineering and technology.
"There is also an article on the practicality of digital libraries in developing countries, examples of creating a cultural digital library from Maori language newspapers in New Zealand, and the placement of Indian dissertations in the worldwide Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations."
Articles are available in full text at the ACM Digital Library <http://www.acm.org/dl/>. Please note that the articles are copyrighted.
Issues in Science & Technology Librarianship, Number 20, Spring 2001, published by the Science & Technology Section of the Association of College and Research Libraries, ISSN 1092-1206.
The theme for this issue is "Collection Development in the Internet Age".
These articles and other features, as well as back issues of Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, may be found at <http://www.library.ucsb.edu/istl/>.
Papers from the 10th National ACRL Conference: Crossing the Divide, Denver, March 15 - 18, 2001, Association of College and Research Libraries, 2001.
Full text versions of contributed and invited papers from the ACRLX Conference held in March are now available in PDF format from the Association of College & Research Libraries web site. The site lists the articles alphabetically both by title and by author. Ordering information is provided at the site for those who wish to buy the conference proceedings in paper format.
Please see <http://www.ala.org/acrl/denver.html> for more information.
Managing Web Resources for Persistent Access, National Library of Australia, March 2001.
The National Library of Australia has produced this set of guidelines to assist those responsible for the management of online materials to ensure that links made to those resources continue to work.
The guidelines provide advice on determining categories of resources that require persistent access and systems for managing persistence such as redirects, resolver databases or persistent identifier services. The guidelines also provide information on how to organise a web site to reduce the need for moving material around, and to keep older material accessible.
The online version of Managing Web Resources for Persistent Access is located at <http://www.nla.gov.au/guidelines/2000/persistence.html>. A printed version of the guidelines is also available. To obtain ordering information for the print version, please contact the Electronic Unit, National Library of Australia at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Digital Preservation in Practice, University of London Computing Center, 15 April 2001, Workshop Summary, by Ellis Weinberger, The Cedars Project, 31 May 2001.
This summary explains the motivations for conducting the Digital Preservation in Practice workshop, lists the workshop speakers, and summarizes thirteen recommendations for preservation of digital materials.
The workshop summary is at <http://www.leeds.ac.uk/cedars/OTD/ulcc-notes.html>.
Point to Point
Guide to Law Online, prepared by the U.S. Law Library of Congress for the Global Legal Information Network.
The Guide to Law Online is "an annotated hypertext guide to sources of information worldwide on government and law that are available online without charge. The Guide includes links only to the most useful and reliable sites for legal information available for each of the world's nations, although none of these sites have yet qualified for full GLIN recognition for the completeness, accuracy and officially certified authenticity of the legal texts they provide. As such sites come online, they will be linked directly to the GLIN database and will additionally receive special recognition in the Guide.
"The links found in the Guide are organized under four major headings:
"When using the Guide, please note and read the Library of Congress Standard Disclaimer for External Links, which reads in part: "These links are being provided as a convenience and for informational purposes only; they do not constitute an endorsement or an approval by the Library of Congress of any of the products, services or opinions of the corporation or organization or individual."
The Guide to Law Online is located at <http://www.loc.gov/law/guide/index.html>.
NISO Invitational Workshop on Networked Reference Services, a collection of links to information from the National Information Standards Organization (NISO) Workshop on Networked Reference Services held April 25 - 26, 2001, Washington, DC, USA.
The goal of the April NISO workshop on networked reference services was to obtain recommendations for the most appropriate next steps for possible standards development in the area of digital library reference services. Objectives for the workshop included determining what aspects of digital reference can benefit from standardization, identifying the stakeholders who would benefit from the standard, understanding what existing work has been done that could be a starting point, and examining the time frame for development of the standard or set of standards.
More information about the workshop, including background documents and presentations can be found at the NISO web site at <http://www.niso.org/netref.html>.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about RDF, Tim Berners-Lee, Dan Brickley, Eric Miller and Ralph R. Swick.
This FAQ about Resource Description Framework (RDF) is located at the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) web site, and it provides answers to four frequently asked questions RDF. It also supplies a number of links to external, related resources.
The FAQ about RDF is located at <http://www.w3.org/RDF/FAQ>.
Version 37, Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography, by Charles W. Bailey, Jr., June 2001.
Charles W. Bailey, Jr., Assistant Dean for Systems, University Libraries, University of Houston, has announced the availability of Version 37 of his periodical bibliography. The selective bibliography presents over 1,350 articles, books, electronic documents, and other sources and is focused on scholarly electronic publishing efforts on the Internet and other networks. In the bibliography, Bailey provides links to sources listed, where available. The bibliography is located at: < http://info.lib.uh.edu/sepb/sepb.html >. It is available in HTML, PDF, and Word 97 formats.
The Unicode Consortium's mission is "defining the behavior and relationships between Unicode characters, and providing technical information to implementers. The Consortium cooperates with ISO [International Standards Organization] in refining the specification and expanding the character set."
The Unicode Consortium web site provides links to general information about Unicode, as well as information about the Consortium, the Unicode Standard, and work in progress.
The Unicode web site is at <http://www.unicode.org/>.
International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications 2001, 22 - 26 October 2001, Tokyo, Japan. Call for Papers and Participation. The submission deadline is 20 June 2001. For more information, see below.
HCI International 2001: 9th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, 5 - 10 August 2001, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. The registration deadline is 20 June 2001. Please see below for more information.
The First ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries, 24 - 28 June 2001, Roanoke, Virginia, USA. For more information, please see <https://campus.acm.org/register/jcdl01/>.
Networked Knowledge Organization Systems/Services (NKOS), 28 June 2001, Roanoke, Virginia, USA. For more information, please see <http://nkos.slis.kent.edu/>.
National Initiative for a Networked Cultural Heritage (NINCH) Copyright Town Meeting, 28 June 2001, Denver, Colorado, USA. For more information, please see <http://www.ninch.org/copyright/townmeetings01/2001.html>.
The Eighteenth International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML-2001), 28 June - 1 July 2001, Williamstown, Massachusetts, USA. For more information, please see <http://www.ecn.purdue.edu/ICML2001/>.
3rd International Workshop on Web Information and Data Management: WIDM'01, 9 November 2001, Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Call for Papers. The submission deadline for abstracts is 29 June 2001. For more information, please see <http://pipe.cais.ntu.edu.sg:8000/widm01/>.
DELOS Workshop on Interoperability in Digital Libraries, 8 - 9 September 2001, Darmstadt, Germany. Call for papers. The deadline for abstract submission is 29 June 2001. For more information, please see <http://www.ecdl2001.org/guest/delos>.
International Conference on Social Issues of Telematics 2001, 26 - 28 September 2001, La Spezia, Italy. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 30 June 2001. For more information, please see <http://www.castagna.it/ICSIT2001/>.
HYPERTEXT 2001: The 12th ACM Conference on Hypertext and Hypermedia, 14 - 18 August, 2001, Århus, Denmark. The registration deadline is 1 July 2001. For more information see below.
12th ASIS&T SIG/CR - Classification Research Workshop: an interdisciplinary meeting, 4 November 2001, Washington D.C., USA. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 1 July 2001. For more information see below.
19th General Conference and 20th General Assembly of the International Council of Museums, 1 - 6 July 2001, Barcelona, Spain. For more information, please see <http://www.icom2001barcelona.org/icom2/noframes2.html>.
Computer Assisted Assessment (CAA) 5th International Conference, 2 - 3 July 2001, Loughborough University, Leicestershire, United Kingdom. For more information, please see <http://www.lboro.ac.uk/service/fli/flicaa/conf2001/index.html>.
ELPUB 2001: International Conference on Electronic Publishing, 5 - 7 July 2001, Canterbury, United Kingdom. For more information, please see <http://library.ukc.ac.uk/iccc/2001/>.
SIGGRAPH 2001: Explore Interaction and Digital Images, 12 - 17 August 2001, Los Angeles, California, USA. The registration deadline is 6 July 2001. Please see below for more information.
First International Workshop on New Developments in Digital Libraries, 6 - 7 July 2001, Setúbal, Portugal. For more information, please see <http://www.iceis.org/workshops/nddl/nddl-cfp.htm>.
Third International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems , 7 - 10 July 2001, Setúbal, Portugal. For more information, please see <http://www.iceis.org/>.
Digital Asset Management Conference: Revenue Models and Strategies for Digital Assets, 9 - 10 July 2001, London, United Kingdom. For more information, please see <http://www.henrystewart.co.uk/conferences/july2001/E01104/index.html>.
Digital Cultural Heritage III: Finding Aids and Analysis Tools in Memory Institutions, 11 - 14 July, Maastricht, Holland. For more information, please see <http://www.amsu.edu/courses/media/media1.htm>.
International Cultural Heritage Informatics Meeting - ICHIM 2001: Cultural Heritage and Technologies in the Third Millennium: 3 - 7 September 2001, Milan, Italy. The registration deadline is 15 July 2001. Please see below for more information.
4th International Digitisation Summer School for Cultural Heritage Professionals, presented by the Humanities Advanced Technology and Information Institute (HATII), 15 - 20 July 2001, Glasgow, United Kingdom. For more information, please see <http://www.hatii.arts.gla.ac.uk/DigiSS01/index.htm>.
Special Issue of Information Technology and Disabilities on the theme of "Information Technology, Accessibility, and Distance Education", edited by Tom McNulty, New York University. Call for articles. The submission date is 15 July 2001. For more information, please contact Tom McNulty at <email@example.com>.
4th International Conference of Asian Digital Libraries (ICADL), 10 - 12 December 2001, Bangalore, India. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 15 July 2001. For more information, please see <http://www.icadl2001.org/>.
8th International Conference on Scientometrics and Informetrics, 16 - 20 July 2001, Sydney, Australia. For more information, please see <http://sistm.web.unsw.EDU.AU/conference/issi2001/>.
5th World Multi-Conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics, 22 - 25 July 2001, Orlando, Florida, USA. For more information, please see <http://www.iiis.org/sci/>.
Educational Technology 2001, 24 - 26 July 2001, Arlington, Virginia, USA. For more information, please see <http://www.salt.org/Ed_Conf/Conference/Conf_Intro.htm>.
5th International Conference on Information Visualisation (IV2001), 25 - 27 July 2001, London, England. For more information, please see <http://www.graphicslink.demon.co.uk/IV2001/>.
EVA 2001 Scotland: Electronic Imaging & the Visual Arts, 25 - 28 July 2001, Glasgow, United Kingdom. For more information, please see <http://www.vasari.co.uk/eva/scotland/scot2001.htm>.
KDD-2001: The Seventh ACM SIGKDD International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining, 26 - 29 August 2001, San Francisco, California, USA. The registration deadline is 27 July 2001. Please see below for more information.
Digital Futures 2001 Annual Conference, The Royal Photographic Society Imaging Science Group, 10 - 12 September 2001, Harrow, United Kingdom. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 31 July 2001. Please see below for more information.
Calls for Participation
Research E-ditions, Center for Digital Discourse and Culture (CDDC), College of Arts and Sciences, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, USA. Call for papers. The submission date is open.
"The Center for Digital Discourse and Culture (CDDC) in the College of Arts and Sciences at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University is accepting new manuscripts for digital modes of publication in its Research E-ditions series. The CDDC (http://www.cddc.vt.edu) has been in operation for over two years, and it publishes hypertext journals, hosts digital research archives, and cooperates with many international cyberculture organizations. You can find examples of our Research E-ditions at <http://www.cddc.vt.edu/editions.html>.
"As an entirely digital point-of-publication, the CDDC will review proposals and then produce professional academic research works -- either single-authored or edited collections -- in a digital format. Proposals could take the form of an "e-book" that simply makes available a scholarly monograph in online format, or a collection of academic papers organized around a central theme, or a fully hypertextual experiment with new forms of digital discourse. Proposals could also be made for hosting or mirroring material that you have on your site or for community building or teaching resources like bibliographies or discussion systems for your specific community.
"Arrangements can be made for "print on demand" (POD) paper versions of these works, but the main focus of the CDDC is to explore the new communicative potentials of hypertext, hypermedia, and web-centered publication. The review processes will be as extensive and rigorous as those experienced in print academic communication, but it too will be conducted in a fully on-line format.
"All topics are potentially of interest in the Research E-ditions series, however, we are particularly interested in manuscripts, digital archives, and hypertexts from the humanities and social sciences relating to the areas of cyberculture, social theory, literary studies, digital art, and cultural studies. In addition, the CDDC is committed to Proposals from applied and natural sciences that relate directly to the fields of bioinformatics, energy and environmental studies, and information technology and communications.
"To propose a publication project, or to get more information, contact the Center for Digital Discourse and Culture at http://www.cddc.vt.edu." Or contact:
International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications 2001, 22 - 26 October 2001, Tokyo, Japan. Call for Papers and Participation. The submission deadline is 20 June 2001.
Providing machine-understandable data on the Web has become a priority not just for publishers and scientific communities, but also for a wide range of commercial ventures and services. Resource discovery across a diversity of services on the emerging Semantic Web is facilitated by the use of shared metadata vocabularies such as the Dublin Core Metadata Element Set.
The Dublin Core workshop series has provided a forum for international, cross-disciplinary metadata development since 1995. DC-2001, ninth in this series, will include an international conference for the broader metadata community with three principal missions:
DC-2001 is the first event in the DC Workshop series to be hosted in Asia and is also the first event to include conference and tutorial tracks in addition to the workshop. The Conference track of DC-2001 (Wednesday-Friday, 24 - 26 October) invites submissions of papers in the following areas:
The Workshop track (Monday-Wednesday, 22 - 24 October), will feature technical meetings of ongoing working groups of the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative. The agenda for the workshop track is under development in DCMI Working Groups. All active members of working groups, and others who would like to become active, are invited to participate.
For complete information, please see <http://www.nii.ac.jp/dc2001/>.
12th ASIS&T SIG/CR - Classification Research Workshop: an Interdisciplinary Meeting, 4 November 2001, Washington D.C., USA. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 1 July 2001. Submissions should be sent to Efthimis N. Efthimiadis <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
The American Society for Information Science & Technology Special Interest Group on Classification Research (ASIS&T SIG/CR) invites submissions for the 12th ASIS Classification Research Workshop, to be held at the 64th Annual Meeting of ASIS&T, Washington D.C., November 3 - 8, 2001. The workshop will be held on Sunday, November 4, 2001, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
SCOPE: The ASIS&T SIG Classification Research Workshop is designed to promote the exchange of ideas among active researchers with interests in all aspects of classification theory and application including creation, development, management, representation, display, comparison, and compatibility. Sought are theoretical and applied papers from all disciplines and application domains concerned with knowledge organization, classification, and ontologies, such as mathematics, education and e-commerce. The workshop emphasizes both presentation and discussion of ideas, and participants are strongly encouraged to collaborate through presentations and reactions to presentations.
TOPICS: Topics suitable for papers include, but are not limited to:
SUBMISSIONS: The Classification Research Workshop welcomes submissions from various disciplines. The papers will be published in Advances in Classification Research Vol. 12: Proceedings of the 12th ASIS&T SIG/CR Classification Research Workshop. Only electronic submissions, in English, preferably in PDF or WORD format, conforming to the JASIS&T Author Guidelines will be accepted. Submissions should be sent as an email attachment to:
Efthimis N. Efthimiadis, SIG/CR Chair
The Information School, University of Washington
Suite 370 Mary Gates Hall, Box 352840
Seattle, WA 98195-2840, USA
(P) 206-616-6077; (F) 206-616-3152
LIVE!@yourlibrary: Building Cultural Communities, American Library Association, ALA Public Programs Office, USA. Request for Proposals. The first submission deadline is 15 July 2001.
LIVE!@yourlibrary, a national project begun in 1992 as Writers Live at the Library, provides grant opportunities for libraries to present theme-based cultural programming for adults and family audiences to explore important issues and ideas, featuring live appearances by literary, visual and performing artists. The project brings arts and culture home to the neighborhoods that inspire the creators of our national literature, dance, music, and theater. Through these programs, artistic expression becomes not just something done by other people, not something static on the page or the stage, but an interaction between audience and artist.
How to participate:
Develop a plan for your library to present cultural programs, based on the information on this site and in the RFP.
Work with authors, visual artists, musicians and others to present "live" programs at your library that address issues in your community.
Form partnerships with community arts groups and other local, state, and national organizations to strengthen your library’s role as a cultural center in your community.
Apply for financial support from ALA (up to half of your overall project budget); grants typically range from $1,000-$3,000 and require a minimum 1:1 cash match.
Information and assistance in contacting authors, program ideas, and other resources are available from project staff and on this site.
Theme and Program Ideas:
Losing Geography, Discovering Self - Migration, immigration, and displacement can all lead to the discovery of self in art and literature. What communities are in transition in terms of culture? How do individuals and groups cope in new environments? How does a changing landscape require the search for a new identity? How does the artist create when confronted with new borders and boundaries?
Body & Soul - Examine the relationships between physical, mental, and spiritual well-being, especially as explored by authors and artists whose work illuminates illness, loss, and the struggle or triumph of the spirit. How have artists been affected by or responded to AIDS, cancer, depression, and other illnesses? What are the limits of human life, as explored in science and fiction? Can words, images, and characters help heal the individual and the community?
In the Current - Authors and artists are commentators on everything from the Internet to the human genome to reducing violence. Comparing and contrasting responses, especially on controversial topics, can be a way to explore issues that might be hard to take on more directly. Mixing fiction and nonfiction, hiphop and classical music, photography and abstract art offer multiple approaches to attract and engage varied audiences.
Making Change - Characters and images in fiction, poetry, and art offer political and personal responses to an incredible range of social issues, from racism to running for office, homelessness to hate crimes. What do we learn about real life from characters reshaping their fictional worlds? How does literature mirror contemporary reality in cities, small towns, and workplaces? How do research and news events play into fiction and poetry?
It’s All Relative: Families in Art and Literature - Just as artists draw on their own family experiences, audiences bring their own history and memory to reading and viewing stories about family. What incidents or events shape one’s family? How do we use language and images to embrace memory? How do other families, real or imagined, help us understand our own?
Additional Sample Themes
For complete information, please see LIVE!@yourlibrary at <www.ala.org/publicprograms/live.html>.
Digital Futures 2001 Annual Conference, The Royal Photographic Society Imaging Science Group, 10 - 12 September 2001, Harrow, United Kingdom. Call for papers. The abstract submission deadline is 31 July 2001.
DF2001 follows last year's conference, which united image science with the needs of imaging, archiving and conservation using digital technologies. This broad theme continues with DF2001, which is dedicated to applications and fundamentals of digital imaging.
Papers are invited on a subject from the following list, or on related topics:
Abstracts should be no more than 250 words and should contain the abstract title, authors names(s), speaker's name, affiliated organisation(s), mailing address(es), phone, fax and email details. The submission deadline is 31 July 2001. Submissions will be accepted:
For further information, please visit the official DF2001 Internet site at <http://leonardo.itrg.wmin.ac.uk/DF2001/>.
The New Review of Hypermedia and Multimedia 2001, on the theme of Digital Libraries. Call for articles. The submission deadline is 1 August 2001.
The main theme for NRHM 2001 is digital libraries, encompassing digital archives, museums and collections generally. In addition, with this issue an open topic sub-theme is introduced for high quality papers meeting NRHM's scope in general (see website). We aim to include a small number of high quality original papers that report on a substantial body of research or undertake a significant review of a topic.
Digital Libraries (DL) is a rapidly growing field. The last few years have seen an outpouring of DL conferences (ACM, ECDL, IEEE), collaborative international projects and numerous specialist meetings. Meeting the challenges posed by DL requires new technologies for facilitating access to multimedia collections and new techniques for interface design, representation of metadata, searching, browsing and visualisation of results. It encompasses many areas important to NRHM, and papers are welcome on DL themes, particularly those relating to hypermedia, multimedia, metadata, information retrieval, semantic web and knowledge organisation systems. The following list of suggested topics illustrates the scope of the issue (it is not intended to be exhaustive).
Subject gateways and discovery services: Internet subject gateways; Resource discovery applications; Cross-domain searching and browsing; Semantic interoperability issues; Distributed digital library applications; Digital library implications for educational applications.
Metadata for digital libraries and WWW: Metadata schema and standards; Automatic harvesting of metadata; Representation schemes for digital library metadata including XML; and RDF schemas Semantic Web representations, tools and applications.
Knowledge organisation systems for digital libraries and internet based services: Classifications, ontologies, taxonomies, thesauri and controlled vocabulary systems; Experiences with retrieval systems employing knowledge organisation systems; Visualisations of knowledge organisation systems; Thesaurus mapping and semantic interoperability; Digital gazetteers and spatial metadata.
Advanced searching and browsing techniques for digital libraries: Query expansion and refinement Automatic linking, summarisation, filtering; Cross-language searching; Natural language processing; Structured result display and visualisation.
User-interface design for digital library applications: Navigation and browsing in digital library applications; User studies and evaluations of digital library applications; Adaptivity in digital library applications; Cognitive issues in digital library applications.
Multimedia digital library issues: Image and video indexing and metadata; Content-based retrieval techniques; Searching and browsing for video and multimedia collections.
Authors are invited to submit original unpublished papers electronically to the Editors at the e-mail addresses below. There is no explicit restriction on length, but authors who wish to submit a long article should contact the Editor prior to submission. Initial submissions for reviewing can follow any common machine-readable format. For final submissions, see Instructions to Authors at http://www.comp.glam.ac.uk/~NRHM/Instructions.htm> or <http://www.taylorgraham.com/journals/nrhypnotes.html>.
For more informattion, please contact the editor, Douglas Tudhope, at <email@example.com>.
ACM SAC 2002: Special Track on Database and Digital Library Technologies 10 - 14 March 2002, Madrid, Spain. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 1 September 2001.
Over the past sixteen years, the Association of Computing Machinery Symposium on Applied Computing (ACM SAC) has become a primary forum for applied computer scientists, computer engineers, software engineers, and application developers from around the world to interact and present their work. SAC 2002 is sponsored by the ACM Special Interests Group on Applied Computing (SIGAPP) and is presented in cooperation with other ACM Special Interest Groups.
Special Track on Database and Digital Library Technologies: A special track on Database and Digital Library Technologies will be held in SAC 2002. It will be a forum for engineers, researchers, and practitioners to share technical ideas and experiences relating to implementation and application of database and digital library technologies. Topics of interest follow below.
Digital Library Technologies
For additional information, please check the official <http://www.cs.odu.edu/sac02>.
2002 International Symposium on Technology and Society (ISTAS'02): Social Implications of Information and Communication Technology, 6 - 8 June 2002, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 13 Dec 2001.
As the scope and impact of information and communication technology (ICT) has grown, society has begun to struggle with such issues as privacy and security, equitable access, freedom and responsibility in online speech, human-machine interaction, and the impacts of ICT on work, leisure and education. In the rush to develop a faster microprocessor or a "killer" application, it often seems that the engineers and computer scientists responsible for the development of ICT have little or no awareness of these matters. Over the past two decades a growing number of engineers, computer scientists, social scientists and ethicists have begun to focus attention on ethical and socially responsible use of ICT, a difficult task that is compounded by the rapid pace of technological development. The goal of ISTAS’02 is to bring together ICT professionals, computer science and engineering educators, teachers and scholars in the humanities and social sciences, policymakers, students, and ICT users for the purpose of establishing critical dialogue on the social and ethical dimensions of ICT.
Encouraged are contributions for topics related to the conference theme:
We also welcome papers in additional general areas of interest to the members of SSIT: environmental, health, safety, and peace-related implications of technology; social, economic, and ethical issues involving energy, information, and telecommunications technologies; history of technology; systems analysis in public policy decisions; and research methods for technology-policy analysis.
Submit a one page abstract for a paper, or a proposal for a paper session or panel discussion to the Conference Chair (email preferred):
Joseph R. Herkert
Division of Multidisciplinary Studies
Box 7107, North Carolina State University
Raleigh, North Carolina 27695-7107
(V) 919-515-7993; (F) 919-515-1828;
For complete information, please see the ISTAS’02 web site at <http://www4.ncsu.edu/~jherkert/istas02.html>.
Seminars on Academic Computing (SAC), 3 - 8 August 2001, Snowmass Village, Colorado, USA. The registration deadline is 4 July 2001.
"The Seminars on Academic Computing have, for more than 30 years, created an intellectually stimulating framework around which those whose responsibilities include computing, communications, information resources and information technology services in higher education can freely exchange information, goals, problems, solutions, and ideas.
"Directors and managers of computing, information and communication services, as well as executives, provosts, librarians, and faculty will find the core program, the Directors Seminar, to be a unique opportunity to focus on the major challenges facing them at colleges and universities.
"The SAC program also features the University Executive Seminar and a New Directors Workshop. The University Executive Seminar is a small, intensive, and highly interactive workshop designed for senior IT leaders, academic executives, presidents, and chancellors. The New Directors Workshop is for professionals who are new to IT leadership, regardless of title or organizational affiliation. It also features small class sizes and a workshop format."
For more information, please see <http://www.educause.edu/sac/sac2001/>.
HCI International 2001: 9th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, 5 - 10 August 2001, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. The registration deadline is 20 June 2001.
Over a six-day period, and through a variety of communication modes, HCI International 2001 will provide an international forum for the dissemination and exchange of scientific information on theoretical, generic, and applied areas of human-computer interaction. The conference will kick off with three days of preconference tutorials at introductory, intermediate, and advanced levels, covering the entire spectrum of human-computer interaction, networking, web design and use, cognitive ergonomics, and universal access. Three categories of papers will address: the theoretical (dealing with models, concepts, and structures); the generic (present research results of broad applicability); and the applied (showing how the demands of particular application areas shape the way generic research is translated into practical innovation). Five program tracks will cover: Engineering Psychology and Cognitive Ergonomics; Ergonomics and Health Aspects of Work with Computers; Human - Computer Interaction; Human Interface and the Management of Information; and Universal Access in Human - Computer Interaction.
Held in cooperation with the Chinese Academy of Science, the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, the Japan Ergonomics Society, the International Ergonomics Society, the Japan Management Association, the Institute of Industrial Engineers, and the Swedish Interdisciplinary Interest Group for Human Computer Interaction, affiliated conferences are: the Symposium on Human Interface (Japan) 2001; the 4th International Conference on Engineering Psychology and Cognitive Ergonomics; and the 1st International Conference on Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction.
For more information, please see <http://hcii2001.engr.wisc.edu/>.
Museums, Libraries, and Archives: Summer Institute for Knowledge Sharing, 6 - 10 August 2001, Los Angeles, California, USA.
"In our rapidly developing technological environment, people are coming to rely more and more on databases and networks to access information. To meet this demand, cultural heritage institutions are having to rethink traditional approaches to managing and disseminating information about their collections.
"The professional development needs of those working in this new environment are unique. Not only are advances facilitating new methods for creating, preserving and sharing information, they are dramatically increasing the inter-relatedness among activities previously perceived as separate. In addition to knowing more, information specialists, registrars, librarians, archivists, curators, researchers, and educators must possess greater openness to change, a willingness to explore non-traditional approaches, and be able to seek new kinds of partnerships with others."
Building on the success of the first two UCLA/Getty Summer Institutes in 1999 and 2000, "this five-day course will provide a forum for intensive exploration of theoretical and practical applications in the field of information management and knowledge-sharing by museums, libraries, archives, and other cultural heritage institutions. Sessions will take place on both the UCLA campus and at the Getty Center."
"The Summer Institute for Knowledge Sharing brings together professionals across institutions and fields who are affected by computing and networking developments. It is designed for those working in museums, libraries, and archives who develop or use information systems for collections management, research, information services, education, public programming, and exhibitions. It is geared to both information and collections specialists, including registrars, librarians, archivists, curators, collections researchers, and educators."
For more information, please see <http://skipper.gseis.ucla.edu/orgs/gettysi/html/summer.html>.
SIGGRAPH 2001: Explore Interaction and Digital Images, 12 - 17 August 2001, Los Angeles, California, USA. The registration deadline is 6 July 2001.
This conference aims to explore the theory, application, evolution, future, and fun of interaction and digital images.
The Technical Program includes: Courses in the form of full- and half-day tutorials on creating computer graphics and interaction, improving application of graphics, and using graphics to achieve practical results; Papers representing three categories (research, system, and alternative) on the latest advances in computer graphics, animation and games, Internet-based imaging and graphics, robotics, audio, haptics, medicine, biology, visualization, and related topics; Panels of activists, theorists, artists, engineers, and executives exploring the burning issues defining computer graphics and interactive techniques today and tomorrow; Sketches and Applications, which are short, informal presentations on advanced research, artistic adventures, next year's technologies, production breakthroughs, and non-idle speculation and where presenters preview the latest in concept, design, and implementation in architecture, scientific visualization, fine and performing arts, and entertainment; the Educators Program through which attendees experience a forum where the edge between learning and doing disappears while joining researchers, practitioners and educators to exchange ideas on innovative and creative uses of computer graphics for learning while rethinking what "education" is.
Innovative conference activities encompass such creative learning opportunities as:
Art Gallery: N-Space - a world-renowned exhibition of digitally based and inspired artwork. Viewers travel to places where ideas and expression are rich and artistic freedom is unconstrained by dimension. The art embodies thoughts that go beyond labels into an unlimited digital frontier, beyond the medium to a place where it acts as a conduit for the message;
Birds of a Feather - Attendee-organized sessions on shared interests, goals, technologies, environments, or backgrounds;
Career Center - the annual world-class employment event for the international computer graphics industry;
Computer Animation Festival 2001: A Digital Odyssey - The world's most prestigious film and video multiplex extravaganza, showcasing dazzling and innovative imagery in invited and submitted works selected by a distinguished jury of computer graphics experts and specialists;
Creative Applications Lab - Informal follow-up sessions and a series of invited hands-on talks. Share critiques and suggestions with other attendees. Enhance your skills and insights. Post-session CAL activities are available for many conference events. Artists and animators also use the CAL to explain and discuss their work;
Emerging Technologies - Features the latest developing technologies that enable and promote play: design and interactivity, robotics and display systems, prototypes and collaborative endeavors in innovative applications of new technologies and adventurous speculation;
Exhibitor Forums - Exhibitors present two-hour tutorials, panel discussions, and hands-on instruction in a theater-style setting.
For more information, please see <http://helios.siggraph.org/s2001/conference/>.
IMSA 2001: Internet and Multimedia Systems and Applications, 13 - 16 August 2001, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.
Hosted by the International Association of Science and Technology for Development (IASTED), the Fifth IASTED International Conference on Internet and Multimedia Systems and Applications (IMSA 2001) "is a major contact venue for research scientists, engineers and practitioners throughout the world to present their latest research, ideas, developments and applications in this field. The conference will include keynote addresses, contributed papers and tutorials on a variety of topics. For more information, please see the Call for Papers section. IMSA 2001 will be held in conjunction with the International Conference on Signal and Image Processing
For more information, please see <http://www.iasted.com/conferences/2001/hawaii/imsa.htm>.
"Zigzag is a novel hypertext paradigm that embodies ideas about information representation, processing and access. Fundamentally, Zigzag is about cross-viewable multidimensional lists. It provides an unusual paradigm for information structures, with interesting new designs and models for input, viewing, interaction, data structures and programming. Naturally, this has a number of applications for hypertext and hypermedia; it also offers its own new and engrossing set of problems. This workshop is aimed at disseminating information about the ideas behind Zigzag, demonstrating the implementations of those ideas and discussing their relevance to future hypermedia information systems. The workshop will consist of presentation and group discussions together with hands-on demonstrations and tutorials for those unfamiliar with Zigzag."
For more information, please see <http://www.ht01.org/workshops.html#w4>.
HYPERTEXT 2001: The 12th ACM Conference on Hypertext and Hypermedia, 14 - 18 August, 2001, Århus, Denmark. The registration deadline is 1 July 2001.
Produced by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the International Hypertext conferences bring together scholars, researchers, and practitioners from a diverse array of disciplines including computing, literature, law, art, medicine, business, journalism, philosophy, psychology, and engineering to consider the form, role, and impact of hypertext and hypermedia. Attendees exchange ideas on hypermedia, as well as its design and use in a variety of domains, while also considering the transformative power of hypermedia and its ability to potentially alter the way we read, write, argue, work, exchange information, or entertain ourselves. Designers and users discuss hypermedia applications and works in academia, business, entertainment, and industry. Attendees explore all aspects of hypermedia, ranging from navigational aids, time, and infrastructures to digital libraries, interactive literature, virtual and augmented reality environments, gaming, human-computer interaction, software engineering, computer-supported collaborative work and the World Wide Web. This conference will focus particularly on papers dealing with experiences and evaluation of hypertexts. Along with dynamic keynote presentations, papers, workshops, tutorials, panel discussions, short papers and poster sessions, demonstration and exhibits, and courses the wide variety of information-sharing formats includes:
Technical Briefings covering relatively broad topics related to hypertext, frequently with multiple presenters providing varying perspectives. Examples include: reports from working groups, industry-academia collaborations, and overviews of organizations
The Bernies Awards, which challenge the hypertext community to "Get Linking!" because technical discipline writings still make remarkably little use of links. The Bernies are open to any "Engineer or Scientist" who submits a short hypertext making good use of links. The entries, which are judged solely on how well they use hypertext links, must be viewable with a standard Web browser, can be from any genre and on any topic, and can be simple text, simple media (speech, music, video) or a complex multimedia presentation
Hypertext Readings during which authors of hypertext fiction read excerpts of their works, sometimes choosing which paths to follow through the work and sometimes allowing the audience to choose.
The Reading Room of hypertext literature featuring cybertexts of all kinds that are not often presented at the hypertext conference including such forms as Generator Poetry, poésie animée, narrabase, and other forms of cybertext.
A Doctoral Consortium consisting of a workshop held during the conference and a virtual workshop held via the Internet in the weeks preceding the conference. The consortium is an opportunity for a group of Ph.D. students to explore the common ground amongst their research interests together with established researchers. Objectives of the consortium are to provide a setting for mutual feedback on participants' current research and future directions and to develop a supportive community of scholars and a spirit of collaborative research.
Mentoring to help newcomers (researchers who have never published a full paper in earlier Hypertext proceedings) overcome the hurdle of entering the hypermedia field.
For more information, please see <http://www.ht01.org/>.
Managing Digital Video Content Workshop, 15 - 16 August 2001, Atlanta, Georgia, USA. The registration deadline is 29 June 2001.
"The workshop will focus on practical applications of current and emerging standards -- Dublin Core, ODRL, XrML, and MPEG7 -- for describing and managing video assets for any digital video collection, as well as for sharing collection information in the global environment using the Open Archives Initiative (OAI) protocol." Anyone interested in managing digital resources (campus video departments, IT departments, librarians and archivists) will benefit from attending this conference.
For more information, please see <http://www.vide.net/conferences/>.
Subject Retrieval in a Networked Environment, an IFLA Annual Conference preconference satellite session to be held at OCLC, 14 - 16 August 2001, Dublin, Ohio, USA.
Hosted by two IFLA Sections, Classification and Indexing and Information Technology, in collaboration with OCLC (the Online Computer Library Center, Inc.), this satellite meeting is a preconference session to the IFLA 67th Counsel and General Conference, 16 - 25 August 2001 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. "This two and one-half day session will explore different approaches to subject retrieval in a networked environment through presentations by an international group of researchers."
For more information, please see <http://www.oclc.org/events/ifla/.
IFLA Satellite Meetings, 14 - 17 August 2001, Canada and the USA.
The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) is hosting a series of preconference satellite seminars as follows in conjunction with its 67th Council and General Conference (see below), 16 - 25 August 2001, in Boston, Massachusetts:
Education and research for marketing and quality management in libraries, 14 - 16 August 2001, Québec City, Québec, Canada.
Library Consortia: Current Developments and Future Opportunities - an International Perspective, 16 - 17 August, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Subject Retrieval in a Networked Environment" (see above), 14 - 16 August 2001, Dublin, Ohio, USA.
Technology, Globalization, and Multicultural Services in Libraries, 14 -16 August 2001, Buffalo, New York, USA.
Digital Libraries for the Blind and the Culture of Learning in the Information Age, 13 - 15 August 2001, Washington, D.C., USA.
How do I find a picture of …?: the Changing Nature of Image Research, 16 - 17 August 2001, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
4th Northumbria International Conference on Performance Measurement in Libraries and Information Services, 12 - 16 August 2001, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
4th World Conference on Continuing Professional Education for the Library and Information Professions, 15 - 17 August 2001, Chester, Vermont, USA.
Future Places: Reinventing Libraries in the Digital Age, 15 - 17 August 2001, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Service, Management, and Leadership: Essential Tools for 21st Century Library and Information Administrators Harvard Campus [by invitation only], 16 - 17 August 2001, Cambridge, MA, USA.
17th Annual International Conference of Parliamentary Librarians [by invitation only], 14 - 15 August 2001, Ottawa, Canada.
For more information, please see <http://www.ifla.org/IV/ifla67/satel.htm>.
67th IFLA Council and General Conference - Libraries and Librarians: Making a Difference in the Knowledge Age, 16 - 25 August 2001, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
It has been over 15 years since IFLA was last held in the United States, and the IFLA and its U.S. National Organizing Committee are honored to be hosting this conference in the U.S. at the dawn of this new century. "The mission of the library has always been to facilitate the free flow of information in society." As the world rapidly moves from the Information Age into the Knowledge Age, librarians and libraries are challenged to continue to be leaders in fulfilling this eternal mission.
"The City of Boston is the perfect setting for IFLA 2001 as it juxtaposes the historical with the cutting edge, the old and the new, history and high technology...There are over 150 public, school, academic, and special libraries in the Boston metropolitan area, many of them world-renowned! Just across the river Cambridge offers an exciting multicultural setting where visitors from around the world mingle in the shadow of two of the world's premier universities: Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)."
"IFLA 2001's stimulating programs and activities will offer attendees a wonderful opportunity to meet with colleagues from around the world, to discuss issues and exchange ideas, to evaluate new innovations and products, and to improve their knowledge and the library services they provide."
For more information, please see <http://www.ifla.org/IV/ifla67/index.htm>.
11th ALIA National Library Technicians Conference: An information odyssey ... a long and eventful journey, 21 - 24 August 2001, Hobart, Tasmania.
"The rapid expansion in information technology, and the impact this has on the library and information industry, challenges us to keep abreast of developments." The theme "An information odyssey ... a long and eventful journey" was developed to highlight exploration of the vast opportunities ahead in the 21st century. "The conference program is designed to provide a forum for the exchange of information and ideas over a broad range of issues topical to library and information workers today." With daily themes such as "The Encounter - getting together" (pre-conference), "The Mission" (the library profession), "The Crew" (self improvement), "The Voyage" (the technology) combined with the exotic Tasmanian destination, this ALIA (Australian Library and Information Association) conference promises to be an interesting one.
For more information, please see <http://www.alia.org.au/sections/libt/conferences/2001/index.html>.
Rivers of Knowledge: 9th Special, Health and Law Libraries Conference, 26 - 29 August 2001, Melbourne, Australia.
Sponsored by the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA), "this conference will provide a forum for library and information professionals to network, discuss, share and promote the future of the information industry." Attendees can anticipate updates of the latest news and information about the issues affecting the industry, a showcase of the most current vendor wares, and opportunities to network with colleagues and to make new friends.
For more information, please see <http://www.alia.org.au/conferences/shllc/2001/index.html>.
KDD-2001: The Seventh ACM SIGKDD International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining, 26 - 29 August 2001, San Francisco, California, USA. The registration deadline is 27 July 2001.
SIGKDD, the Association for Computing Machinery Special Interest Group on Knowledge Discovery in Data (KDD), primarily focuses on providing "the premier forum for advancement and adoption of the 'science' of knowledge discovery and data mining". This conference reveals and explores the research taking place in this specialty. Attendees will expand their understanding of KDD terminology, methodology, hardware and software, networked computer organization, evaluation, and interdisciplinary education and collaborations among KDD researchers, practitioners, and users.
A wide variety of topics are covered through a variety of presentation formats. Main track topics include Methods and Algorithms, The KDD Process, Integrated Systems, and Applications and Experiences. The Industrial Track provides a unique forum for practitioners to present significant innovations in new data mining products and/or their evaluation, such as technical details of novel industrial products or services, experience in deployment of a technology or commercial product in industrial applications, and comparative study of industrial products and benchmarking. Participants will discuss novel research ideas on focused technical topics in the workshops. In the Tutorials conference attendees will learn about specific data mining topics and emerging sub-fields of this highly interdisciplinary field. Tutorials will appeal to more than one sub-community of data mining, i.e., databases, machine learning and statistics and will provide the background necessary for participants to understand the related technical advances. Tutorial discussions will include novel data mining techniques, successful applications in data mining, and/or theme-oriented comprehensive surveys. Panel presentations are selected to address new, exciting, and controversial issues.
For more information, please see <http://www.acm.org/sigkdd/kdd2001/>.
ECDL 2001 Conference on Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries Workshops and Tutorials, 4 - 8 September 2001, Darmstadt, Germany.
Below is a list of the workshops and tutorials for the upcoming European Conference on Digital Libraries (ECDL) in Darmstadt. Please see individual workshop web sites to determine if calls for papers are still open.
1) Electronic Books: Old Wine in New Bottles?
Date: 8 September 2001
URL : <http://ebooks.strath.ac.uk/>
2) Experimental OAI-based Digital Library Systems
Date: 8 September 2001
URL : <http://www.cs.odu.edu/OaiEcdlWorkshop>
3) What's Next for Digital Deposit Libraries? Preserving Online Content for Future Generations
Date: 8 September 2001
4) Generalized Documents: A Key Challenge in Digital Library Research and development
Date: 8 September 2001
5) DELOS Workshop on Interoperability in Digital Libraries
Date: 8 - 9 September 2001
6) CLEF 2001 - DELOS Workshop on Cross-Language System Evaluation
Date: 3 - 4 September 2001
Duration: Two days
Tutorials (See <http://www.ecdl2001.org> for details.)
1) Digital Library Interoperability via Metadata Harvesting: Applying the Open Archives Initiative Protocol
Date: Tuesday, 4 September
Duration: Half-day (afternoon)
Presenters: Carl Lagoze (Cornell) and Edward Fox (Virginia Tech)
2) Practical Digital Libraries Overview
Date: Tuesday, 4 September
Duration: Half-day (morning)
Presenter: Edward Fox (Virginia Tech)
3) Machine Learning in Automated Document Classification
Date: Tuesday, 4 September
Presenter: Fabrizio Sebastiani (CNR-IEI, Pisa)
4) How to Build a Digital Library Using Open-Source Software
Date: Tuesday, 4 September
Duration: Half-day (afternoon)
Presenter: Ian Witten (University of Waikato)
International Cultural Heritage Informatics Meeting - ICHIM 2001: Cultural Heritage and Technologies in the Third Millennium , 3 - 7 September 2001, Milan, Italy. The registration deadline is 15 July 2001.
The International Cultural Heritage Informatics Meeting will examine the relationships between Technology and Cultural Heritage. The aim of this year's conference is to emphasise the interplay between innovative technologies and their applications to Cultural Heritage.
The conference will feature keynote speeches by outstanding experts, 105 papers (full papers and short papers) presented by the most relevant professionals and researchers from 24 different countries (all the 5 continents included), outstanding panels debating the themes of the conference, intriguing demonstrations, and more than 15 state-of-art tutorials.
More information, including the preliminary program and a link to an online registration form may be found at <http://www.ichim01.polimi.it/index_n.htm>.
Creating Access to Information: EBLIDA Workshop on the Acquisition and Usage of Electronic Resources, 28 September 2001, The Hague, The Netherlands.
EBLIDA (European Bureau of Library, Information and Documentation Associations) is sponsoring a one-day workshop intended for librarians and other staff engaged in reviewing and negotiating licences for electronic resources with information providers on behalf of the library, the institution as a whole or a consortium.
The one-day workshop will cover the terms of licences and provide strategies on how to negotiate effectively with publishers.
Early registration is encouraged, as places are limited for this workshop. For more information, please see <http://www.eblida.org/conferences/licensing/licensing.htm>.
Virtual SLA: Technology Forum 2001, 24 - 28 October 2001, Monterey, California, USA. This event is limited to 250 participants.
The Special Libraries Association (SLA) technology forums address new information and communication technologies and aim to provide library professionals with an understanding of these technologies as well as the skills to use them.
The SLA Technology Forum 2001 keynote speakers include:
For more information, please see <http://www.sla.org/content/learn/withcolleagues/tech2001.cfm>.
The Electronic Library: strategic, policy and management issues, 9 - 14 December 2001, Loughborough, United Kingdom.
"The objective of this major international seminar is to highlight the many issues that must be addressed before developing a strategy for electronic library services, whether in academia, the public sector, the voluntary sector or the private sector. The issues that are discussed will be relevant to all types of library, ranging from the small to the very large.
The digital library; the virtual library; the electronic library; the hybrid library. Whatever term(s) are used, it is clear that libraries are facing a challenge caused by the advent of, and increasing acceptance of, digital information available through networks. After centuries of stability, the library of today is facing major changes. Information is rapidly spreading beyond books and journals to digital archives, databases, networked collections of images and sounds, the Internet and Intranets, to name but a few. Electronic newsletters, newsgroups, journals, discussion lists and Web pages are all potentially useful sources for those seeking information. If the library is to maintain its traditional role as the provider of access to information, and as an evaluator of the best information sources, then a clear understanding of the issues involved in developing a strategy for delivering electronic information to users must be developed.
In addition to the proliferation of electronic information, libraries are facing many other pressures, including: falling budgets coupled with increasing prices; increasing cost of shelf-space; demands for increased accessibility over longer hours; and the increased sophistication and demands of users. Managing the transition to the electronic library will be no easy task.
Although there has been much discussion in the professional literature and at conferences regarding the electronic library, there has rarely been any coherent attempt to encompass all the issues that are raised for senior management in a single coherent event. This seminar aims to achieve such a coherent overview and is a follow up to the successful British Council seminar that took place in February 2000.
The programme has been designed to explore a wide range of issues raised by the prospect of the electronic library. Speakers include various stakeholders in the information chain, for example librarians, publishers, subscription agents and booksellers. Legal, technical, psychological, financial, personnel and managerial issues will also be considered.
Participants will have access to a number of internationally renowned experts in the field from the UK and USA. Ample time is allowed for in-depth discussions with these experts, and amongst participants themselves.
The seminar will take place the week after the International Online Information Meeting in London, which takes place in Olympia, London, 4-6 December 2001, allowing participants an opportunity also to attend THE major electronic information conference in the world whilst in the UK."
Enroll now, as the seminar is limited to 40 participants.
For more information, please see <http://www.britishcouncil.org/networkevents/2000/0134p.htm>.
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