The Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting: Protocol Version 2.0 14 June 2002, Open Archives Initiative
A press release was issued on 14 June announcing the release of Version 2.0 of the Protocol for Metadata Harvesting. The following is an excerpt from the press release:
"Ithaca, NY & Los Alamos, NM — The Open Archives Initiative is pleased to release version 2.0 of the Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH). The release of OAI-PMH v.2.0 comes after 16 months of worldwide experimentation with version 1.x of the protocol, an 8 month revision process by the OAI-tech group, and 4 months of alpha/beta testing. Thanks to this rigid testing and revision, we feel confident to release the OAI-PMH version 2.0 as a stable specification."
A full copy of the press release with information about the features of OAI-PMH version 2 is available at <http://www.openarchives.org/news/oaiv2press020614.html> and the specification is available at <http://www.openarchives.org/OAI/2.0/openarchivesprotocol.htm>.
Digital Imagery for Works of Art Final Report from a workshop held 19 - 20 November 2001, Harvard University.
The following announcement was received from Stephen M. Griffin, National Science Foundation, and Donald Waters, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation:
"On November 19-20, 2001, the National Science Foundation, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the Harvard University Art Museums jointly sponsored an invitational workshop on Digital Imagery for Works of Art. This workshop was organized by Kevin Kiernan (University of Kentucky), Charles Rhyne (Reed College), and Ron Spronk (Harvard University), and was designed to bring together computer and imaging scientists who have been active in digital imagery research with a particular group of end users, namely research scholars in the visual arts, including art and architecture historians, art curators, conservators, and scholars and practitioners in closely related disciplines."
"The specific purpose of the meeting was to explore how the research and development agenda of computing, information and imaging scientists might more usefully serve the research needs of research scholars in the visual arts. At the same time, participants looked for opportunities where applications in the art history domain might inform and push information technology research in new and useful directions."
"The final report of the workshop is now available at <http://www.dli2.nsf.gov/mellon/report.html>. This Web page contains a copy of the report in HTML and a link to a printable version in Adobe Acrobat format. This Web page also contains a link to a comment form. The organizers and sponsors would very much welcome comments and other feedback from readers of the report. Of particular interest would be links to ongoing efforts in the various areas emphasized in the report, as well as pointers to resources (collections, tools, etc.) that may be useful for future collaborative work."
Preservation Metadata and the OAIS Information Model: A Metadata Framework to Support the Preservation of Digital Objects: A Report by the OCLC/RLG Working Group on Preservation Metadata, June 2002, OCLC Online Computer Library, Inc.
The following is an excerpt from an OCLC press release, dated June 11, 2002, which announces the release of a new report:
"DUBLIN, Ohio, June 11, 2002--The Working Group on Preservation Metadata, an initiative jointly sponsored by OCLC and RLG, has released 'A Metadata Framework to Support the Preservation of Digital Objects,' a new report available on the OCLC Web site <http://www.oclc.org/research/pmwg/pm_framework.pdf>".
"The report is a comprehensive guide to preservation metadata that is applicable to a broad range of digital preservation activities. Preservation metadata is the information infrastructure necessary to support processes associated with the long-term retention of digital resources, and is an essential component of most digital preservation systems."
"The report represents the consensus of leading experts and practitioners comprising the working group, and is intended for use by organizations and institutions managing, or planning to manage, the long-term retention of digital resources."
"The working group based its work on preservation metadata element sets developed by several leading institutions and organizations in the digital preservation community, as well as the Open Archival Information System (OAIS) reference model. OAIS is a conceptual framework that articulates the primary functional components of a digital archive and establishes concepts and terminology for describing and comparing architectures and data models."
For more information, please see the full press release about the new report at <http://www.rlg.org/pr/pr2002-metadata.html>.
Status of Technology and Digitization In the Nation's Museums and Libraries 2002 Report IMLS Public Report, Friday, May 10, 2002.
The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) has announced the release of a report resulting from the first survey of technology use and digitization activities in libraries and museums. The following is an excerpt from the announcement:
"A federal report quantifies, for the first time, the prevalence of computers, software, and information sharing technologies in the day-to-day work of museums and libraries. The federal Institute of Museum and Library Services surveyed more than 700 libraries and museums about their technology use and digitization activities."
"Institute of Museum and Library Services Director Dr. Robert Martin said, 'This baseline study provides our first snapshot of the state of technology use and digitization by the nation's libraries and museums. It depicts pockets of digitization activity and planning that are making collections much more widely accessible. It is clear that emerging technologies are connecting more people to the services and information museums and libraries provide.'"
"The report surveyed activity in museums, public libraries, academic libraries and State Library Administrative Agencies (SLAAs.)"
The report is available in print copy, free of charge, from IMLS or may be viewed online. To order a print copy, send an email request to the Institute at <firstname.lastname@example.org>. To view the copy online, see <http://www.imls.gov/Reports/TechReports/intro02.htm>.
Five Cedars Project Guidelines Documents, Cedars Project, 2002.
Primarily funded by JISC through its eLib and Digital Preservation Focus programs, the Cedars Project (Curl exemplars in digital archives) began in 1998 and ended in March 2002 with the objective "to explore digital preservation issues [ranging] through acquiring digital objects, their long-term retention, sufficient description, and eventual access." Though the project has come to an end, the Cedars web site will continue to provide access to documents and other material related to the project. Of particular interest are five guidance documents produced in the project's last year. Below is a list of the five Guides:
Links to all five Guides and to other Cedars project documents are at <http://www.leeds.ac.uk/cedars/pubconf/pubconf.html>.
Small Wonders, Endless Frontiers: A Review of the National Nanotechnology Initiative, (prepublication version) Committee for the Review of the National Nanotechnology Initiative, National Research Council, 2002.
The National Academy of Sciences has announced the availability of this prepublication report, which can be read online at the National Academy Press web site. The following description is quoted from the press release about the report:
"Manipulating individual atoms and molecules to alter a material's makeup at the most basic level seems more like science fiction than science, but scientists are doing just that, changing everything from the composition of lipsticks and sunblocks to the most advanced medicine and information technology. This science and technology, known as nanotechnology, is carried out on a scale of approximately 1/100,000 the width of a human hair.
For nanotechnology to fulfill its promise of revolutionizing industry, however, the government-funded National Nanotechnology Initiative needs to increase its support of long-term research and promote more interdisciplinary effort, says a new report from the National Academies' National Research Council. The White House Economic Council and other federal agencies requested a review of the initiative, which has received almost $1 billion in funding since 2001.
The full report may be read online now, free of charge, at <http://www.nap.edu/catalog/10395.html>. Print copies will become available for purchase at a later date.
The following is from the introduction to the handbook:
"Digital media are becoming mass media. New audiences and new platforms are opening up new opportunities for government communications and services, allowing more personal and two-way communication than ever before. More members of the general public are visiting government websites. In order to benefit from this, government needs to ensure that its own digital media offer a best in class experience to the user. For example, material aimed at professionals may not meet the needs of a general public audience. Users expect content and services that are engaging, relevant to them and effective."
"In the future, owning a personal computer will no longer be the only way to interact electronically with the government. Users will have the choice of interactive digital television, kiosks, game consoles and third generation wireless mobile devices. Access to government services may be available, for example, through public libraries, local UK online centres and post offices."
"The Guidelines for UK Government websites comprises the Framework for senior managers, published in December 2001 and this illustrated handbook that focuses on improving websites and is intended for web management teams."
Journal of Digital Information, Special issue on Interactivity in Digital Libraries, Volume 2, Number 4, 2002
The Journal of Digital Information announces A SPECIAL ISSUE on Interactivity in Digital Libraries (Volume 2, issue 4, June 2002) The special issue is edited by Anita Coleman and Maliaca Oxnam, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USA.
From the special issue editorial: "Advances in Internet technologies have made it seemingly possible and easy to create digital collections, repositories and libraries. However, facilitating interaction beyond searching and browsing is in the early stages. Interactive digital libraries are still evolving."
The problems facing digital library design can be reframed as three challenges, in the areas of:
"The information-learning-interaction spaces challenge provides a framework and directs digital library research and development to the human rather than just the technical problems. It is also grounded in the realization that libraries, whether they are digital or traditional, are socially constructed, and that the values of a society are embodied in the use of a library. We invite the community to discuss and explore. The papers in this issue show how current projects and initiatives are handling some of the challenges."
The Journal of Digital Information home page is at <http://jodi.ecs.soton.ac.uk/>.
Presentations from the 3rd Annual ASIST Information Architecture Summit, held 15 - 17 March 2002 in Baltimore, Maryland, published by the American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T).
This third in the ASIS&T-sponsored series of conferences aimed at information architecture professionals had as its theme, "Refining Our Craft". The conference balanced "practical applications and case studies of information architecture with the big picture thinking of some of the field's leading figures." Presentation slides from the conference are now available online.
The presentations are at <http://www.asis.org/Conferences/Summit2002/iapapers.html>.
Papers from Museums and the Web 2002, 18 - 20 April 2002, Boston, Massachusetts, published by Archives & Museum Informatics April 2002.
"The MW2002 [Museums and the Web 2002] program addressed Web-related issues for museums, archives, libraries and other cultural institutions. Participants were selected by the Program Committee, based on the quality of their proposal and their previous work."
The conference papers are at <http://www.archimuse.com/mw2002/speakers/index.html>.
Papers from the NetLab Conference - NetLab and Friends: Tribute and outlook after 10 years of digital library development, 10 - 12 April 2002, published by the Lund University Libraries, Lund University, Lund Sweden.
NetLab, the research and development department at Lund University Libraries, celebrated its 10 years anniversary with this conference and has made presentations from the conference available at the programme web page as they have become available. This conference was comprised of a number of sessions in areas that have been central digital library development themes for NetLab and for the community as a whole over recent years:
The presentations are at <http://www.lub.lu.se/netlab/conf/>.
Core Subject Taxonomy for Mathematical Sciences Education: Math NSDL Taxonomy Committee Report - April 2, 2002, Mathematical Sciences Conference Group on Digital Educational Resources.
From the Preamble: "At the February 2002 MathNSDL Meeting the Mathematical Sciences Conference Group on Digital Educational Resources charged a Mathematics Taxonomy Committee to review the Core Subject Taxonomy for Mathematical Sciences, make changes and review any suggested changes from those in the mathematics community under specific guidelines. The committee consists of the following members: Kurt Cogswell, Terese Herrera, Russell Herman, Brandon Muramatsu, and Robby Robson of which the last two were consultants in getting the discussions started and the first three are the core subgroup of working members of the committee responsible for the current revision."
"...The intent is that groups interested in classifying digital content with metadata can map their metadata to this core allowing for future integration into the National Digital Library. The major groups include representatives from College Board (AP Mathematics and Statistics), Eisenhower National Clearinghouse, iLumina, MAA, Math Forum, MathDL, JOMA, MERLOT, and NCTM."
The Math NSDL Taxonomy Committee Report is at <http://people.uncw.edu/hermanr/MathTax/>.
UNIMARC Manual - Authorities Format 2001 (Concise version), International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA).
The following description of the manual is quoted from an announcement by Marie-France Plassard: "This is an abridged version of the UNIMARC Manual-Authorities Format, 2nd revised and enlarged edition and reflects the state of the format as at 25 January 2001. In response to requests we have added examples to the text while retaining the minimal description of fields, indicators and subfields."
The concise format is intended solely as an introduction. It is not a substitute for the full, printed, version." The abridged version of the UNIMARC manual is at <http://www.ifla.org/VI/3/p2001/guideindex.htm>.
Point to Point
MARC 21 XML Schema, Library of Congress Network Development and MARC Standards Office.
On June 5, 2002, the Library of Congress announced the completion of a schema for MARC 21 records in an ZML structure. An excerpt of the announcement follows:
"The Library of Congress Network Development and MARC Standards Office announces completion of a schema for MARC 21 records in an XML structure for use in communicating MARC 21 records. It is available from <http://www.loc.gov/marcxml>. This schema was developed in collaboration with OCLC and RLG and reviewed by the National Library of Canada and the National Library of Medicine (NLM), after a survey of schemas in use in various projects. Many schemas have taken the "slim" approach but all vary slightly. This schema will be maintained by the Library of Congress as will software that enables lossless conversion to and from MARC 21 records in the ISO 2709 structure. As illustrated in the introductory information on the web site, the Library of Congress will develop and provide, downloadable from the MARCXML web site, tools for various transformations and for record validations. A single schema serves all the five MARC 21 formats."
By collaboratively developing a communications schema, the Library of Congress encourages the standardization of MARC 21 exchange records in the XML environment, recognizing that MARC 21 records inside systems will continue to use different record configurations, tailored to the characteristics of the system. Provision of the tools for transformations to and from other metadata approaches, such as Dublin Core and the Metadata Object Description Schema (MODS), will help to standardize derivative metadata records also. (MODS is a new schema for a bibliographic element set that is a subset of MARC expressed in XML with language-based rather than numeric tags.) The tools take the mappings between MARC and other metadata sets, that have been maintained on the MARC web site, to an operational level."
The MARC 21 XML Schema web site is located at <http://www.loc.gov/marcxml>.
Center for Intellectual Property and Copyright University of Maryland.
The following announcement was received from Olga Francois, University of Maryland University College:
"The CIP is pleased to announce the development of an online, interactive tutorial on copyright basics called the ©Primer. The Primer is a free interactive online tool to assist educating faculty, staff and students about copyright principles and compliance. It's just a simple click away! <http://www.umuc.edu/odell/cip/cprimer>."
Also, if you have not visited the CIP in a while, come back for a refresher. You will find expanded and new resources such as a growing collection of intellectual property policies, and information about digital rights management, the public domain, and much much more. Please view our upcoming online workshops and review our future research initiatives like the Virtual Academic Integrity Laboratory (VAIL) and the Digital-Copyright Listserv."
The Center for Intellectual Property and Copyright web site is at <http://www.umuc.edu/distance/odell/cip/>.
UNESCO Libraries Portal: An international information gateway for libraries and library users, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
The UNESCO Libraries Portal has recently announced that it now has over 10,000 links. The Portal presentation is being modified and all links are being verified. The site welcomes comments and suggestions about the modifications.
The UNESCO Libraries Portal web site is at <http://www.unesco.org/webworld/portal_bib/>.
Calls for Participation
RIDE-MLIM'2003, 13th International Workshop on Research Issues on Data Engineering: Multi-lingual Information Management, 10 - 11 March 2003, Hyderabad, India. Call for Papers. The submission deadline is 1 August 2002.
"RIDE-MLIM'2003 is the thirteenth workshop in a series of annual workshops on Research Issues in Data Engineering (RIDE), which have been held in conjunction with the IEEE CS International Conferences on Data Engineering. In 2003, RIDE focuses on Multi-lingual Information Management. Multi-lingual information consists of data, text, or documents containing words from more than one language. The need for multi-lingual information management is driven by the proliferation of the Internet, the globalization of corporations, the development of virtual organizations, and the increasing use of multi-lingual digital media. The objective of RIDE-MLIM'2003 is to bring together researchers, industrial practitioners, developers, and users to exchange results and ideas on issues related to Multi-lingual Information Management."
Topics of Interest
Multi-lingual Database Management:
Query Languages. Query Execution Strategies. Indexing. Storage Management. Report Generation. Data Compression.
Multi-lingual Data Mining:
Text Classification. Association Rules.
Multi-lingual Web Information Systems:
Information Extraction. Information Exchange. Information Retrieval. Information Filtering. Information Summarization. Information Presentation. Information Dissemination. Portal Management.
Multi-lingual Language Processing:
Document Management. Natural Language Processing. External Storage Algorithms for Language processing. Benchmarks and Standards. Query Understanding and Natural Language Interfaces. Query Answering. Architectures for Scalable Performance.
All accepted papers will appear in the Proceedings published by the IEEE Computer Society.
For additional information, please see <http://www.iiit.net/conferences/ride2003.html>.
ACM Workshop on XML Security, 22 November 2002, Fairfax, Virginia, USA. Call for papers. The submission date is 10 August 2002.
"The ACM Workshop on XML Security will address security problems faced by users who try to develop XML-based applications, Web services, and security middleware for XML. It ranges from specific security features, such as digital signatures and element-wise encryption and access control of XML documents, to XML-based infrastructure, such as Web services and XML databases. Since many security features for XML have already been standardized, experimental evaluations of these standards is one of the important topics covered by this workshop."
"The XML Security workshop seeks submissions from academia and industry covering novel research on theoretical and practical aspects of the security required for XML-based systems. We also encourage submissions from standardization communities such as W3C and OASIS, particularly from the technical viewpoint."
For more information, please see the full Call for Papers at <http://xml.coverpages.org/ACM-XML-Security-2002CFP.html>.
National Convention on Library and Information Networking (NACLIN 2002): Bridging the Divide, Delnet, 21 - 24 October 2002, Kochi, Kerala, India. Call for Papers. The submission deadline is 15 September 2002.
"The revolution in information technology (IT) has transformed the world in a short time. India also has made a good deal of contribution in this field and has risen to considerable eminence in the world. Yet, in India the impact of information technology has not reached every sphere of activity or every individual. The same is the case with many developing countries."
"The existing IT infrastructure in the developing countries is out of date in most of the cases. With rapid changes taking place in the IT sector, institutions and individuals in the under developed and developing countries cannot afford to buy new hardware and software or upgrade their communication links regularly. Also, access to digital resources is not always free or cheaply available. Therefore those who can afford to buy new infrastructure and can access [the] best digital resources become more advanced and those who can't, are at a disadvantage. It is therefore necessary to see how we can bridge this divide that is shaping between the digitally rich and the digitally poor nations, institutions and individuals. In this context, a national convention on "Bridging the Digital Divide" has thus been considered appropriate for NACLIN 2002."
"The objective of NACLIN 2002 is to focus on Digital Divide. Participants will have the opportunity to exchange their experiences and share their ideas by interacting with peers. The convention is an ideal professional platform to discuss the various aspects of digitalization of libraries, identification of gaps and views on finding solutions to bridge the gap."
The first two days of this four-day conference are exclusively designed for tutorials conducted by experts on:
The subsequent two days will focus on the Digital Divide theme, which is divided into the following sub-themes:
"Participants are welcome to contribute original papers for presentation at the National Convention on the above sub-themes or related themes. The papers should be based on research, survey, case studies or action plans rather than theoretical explanations."
For additional information, please see <http://www.cusat.ac.in/naclin2002.htm>.
International Summer School on the Digital Library 2002: Digital Libraries and the Changing World of Education, 4 - 9 August 2002, Tilburg, The Netherlands.
"The "Digital Libraries and Education" course aims to explore the ways in which libraries can accommodate the changes in further and higher education. These changes are brought about by more intensive use of information and communication technology (ICT) and the adoption of more active learning styles. The course will focus on strategic opportunities and experiences in leading institutions."
For further information, please see <http://cwis.kub.nl/~ticer/summer02/>.
International Association of Music Libraries, Archives and Documentation Centres (IAML) Annual Conference, 4 - 9 August 200, Berkeley, California, USA.
IAML currently has "individual and institutional members in some 45 countries throughout the world. Founded in 1951 to promote international cooperation and to support the interests of the profession, IAML is a respected member of the international library and music communities. It has national branches in 22 countries, five professional branches, four subject commissions and various working groups, and is responsible for several large-scale documentation projects. IAML draws most of its membership from Europe and North America. It is also well represented in Australia, New Zealand and Japan, less well so in other parts of Asia, in Latin America and Africa. Extending its coverage to these parts of the world is an important goal for the Association. The membership comprises major music collections, music and audio-visual librarians, music archivists and documentation specialists, musicologists, music publishers and dealers. Membership is open to any person or institution interested in the work of the Association. English, French and German are the official languages."
IAML's principal aims are to:
For further information, please see <http://www.staff.uiuc.edu/~troutman/berkeley.html>.
IASL 2002: School Libraries for a Knowledge Society, 6th International Forum on Research in School Librarianship, International Association of School Librarianship, 5 - 9 August 2002, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia.
"The theme of the conference is School Libraries for a Knowledge Society, reflecting the preamble to the UNESCO/IFLA School Library manifesto:"
"The School library provides information and ideas that are fundamental to functioning successfully in today's information and knowledge-based societies."
"As we move from agricultural, industrial and information societies towards a knowledge society, it is timely to consider the implications for school libraries in a society characterized by knowledge and information being major resources, information and communication technologies being widely used, changes in technology being rapid, and globalization allowing for collaboration and competition."
For further information, please see <http://www.iaslmalaysia2002.org/iasl_introduction.html>.
SIGIR 2002 Conference: ACM 25th International Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval, 11 - 15 August 2002, Tampere, Finland.
SIGIR is an "international forum for the presentation of new research results and the demonstration of new systems and techniques in the broad field of information retrieval (IR)". SIGIR 2002 has selected research contributions, posters, and tutorials, workshops, and system demonstrations related to any aspect of IR, with the major areas of interest being:
For further information, please see <http://www.sigir2002.org/>.
18th Annual Conference on Distance Teaching & Learning, 14 - 16 August 2002, Madison, Wisconsin, USA.
Three days packed full of 150+sessions:
New Directions Forums:
Online Course Showcases:
New to the program this year. During these 45-minute showcases, attendees will have the opportunity to tour computer stations where presenters will demonstrate and discuss their actual online courses.
For further information, please see <http://www.uwex.edu/disted/conference/>.
Cross Language Information Retrieval: A Research Roadmap, workshop at SIGIR-2002, 15 August 2002, Tampere Finland.
"Cross-Language Information Retrieval (CLIR) has been a research subfield for more than a decade now. The field has sparked three major evaluation efforts: the Cross-Language Evaluation Forum (CLEF) covering many European languages, the NTCIR Asian Language Evaluation (covering Chinese, Japanese and Korean), and the TREC Cross Language Track which currently focuses on the Arabic language. This workshop proposes to review and assess the progress that has been made and to prepare a roadmap for the next five years of research and development. Presentations will summarize the major techniques and accomplishments of the field (e.g. utilization of corpus, dictionary, and machine translation techniques for crossing language barriers, strategies for sense disambiguation and query expansion) and position papers will argue the directions the research should go in the next half decade. The expectation is to develop a step-by-step, year-by-year roadmap of research to be undertaken, with each year addressing progressively more difficult goals and expected accomplishments. Selected topics will include, but not be limited to:"
For further information, please see <http://www.sigir2002.org>.
Jointly hosted by the Scottish Confederation of University and Research Libraries (SCURL) and the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC), "this conference will address the latest developments in, and implications for, metadata in a distributed environment. Papers will cover topics such as collection description, preservation metadata, application profiles, audience levels, and subject retrieval. Focus will be given to the local as a key to understanding the global."
For further information, please see <http://www.oclc.org/events/ifla/preconference/>.
E-magine: gateways to the changing landscape of art information, ARLIS, the UK & Ireland Art Libraries Society, 15 - 18 August 2002, Glasgow, Scotland.
"ARLIS/UK & Ireland will hold its annual conference immediately prior to the 68th IFLA General Conference in one of Europe's most exciting cities - Glasgow."
"As always, the event promises to create an interesting, topical and wide-ranging programme of talks and interactive sessions. Additionally it allows its membership to network, share experiences and welcome new colleagues to the profession."
The "theme Gateways to the changing landscape of art information will confront the challenges we all face and inform our ‘E’-maginations."
For further information, please see <http://www.gsa.ac.uk/arlis2002/>.
Workshop on Distributed Computing Architectures for Digital Libraries, 18 - 21 August 2002, Vancouver, Canada.
Digital libraries (DLs) are increasingly common on the Web, providing ordered, vetted digital collections to targeted user groups. To date, much of DL research has focused on the acquisition and representation of digital objects, optimizing and personalizing user services, and interoperability efforts. Few DLs employ mirrors, much less some of the more sophisticated, non-client-server architectures found in WWW deployment, e.g. peer-to-peer systems and distributed storage architectures. Although these new architectures have been successfully applied to a large number of Internet services, they have had little impact on DL research. Are they technically suitable for DL use, or do social and economic issues prevent their adoption?
This workshop will explore these issues as well as highlight some of the more novel DL architectures. A range of theoretical, technical, and speculative papers have been sought to discuss and propose alternate DL architectures and approaches. Papers were requested for the following and related topics:
For further information, please see <http://www.cs.odu.edu/~jbollen/icpp2002/>.
Electronic Text Centre 2002 Summer Institute: Creating Electronic Texts and Images - a practical "hands-on" exploration of the research, preservation and pedagogical uses of electronic texts and images in the humanities, 18 - 23 August 2002, Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada.
"The course will centre around the creation of a set of electronic texts and digital images. Topics to be covered include:
"The course is designed primarily for librarians and archivists who are planning to develop electronic text and imaging projects; for scholars who are creating electronic texts as part of their teaching and research; and for publishers who are looking to move publications to the Web. "
"Course participants will learn how to create TEI encoded XML files from a selection of manuscripts from UNB's Archives and Special Collections; and, then, how to turn these XML files automatically into multiple formats, including HTML, PDF, and EBook. Participants will also have the opportunity to tag an EAD finding aid and explore issues in creating digital images. The work of the class will be made available on the Internet through the Electronic Text Centre at the University of New Brunswick Libraries' Web Page."
For further information, please see <http://www.lib.unb.ca/Texts/SGML_course/Aug2002/index.html>.
"Free access to information and the products of the imagination has always been recognised as the foundation for an inclusive society, a society that is based on shared values and open to change. Librarians have always played a major role in collecting and transmitting new ideas and better knowledge. Fundamental changes in the way information is used are now making an impact on every aspect of economic, educational and social activity. "
"In the knowledge economy that is emerging as a result of the rapid introduction of enhanced information and communications technologies, learning and a command of knowledge have become the key factors in individual, organisational and national success. Highly skilled people are needed to ensure that libraries can support effective learning and deliver efficient information services."
"Libraries continue to be valued by people of all ages, races and walks of life throughout the world, but our societies are continually changing as a result of new developments. The conference seminars, lectures, workshops and discussion groups will invite you to examine how libraries can continue to provide a variety of services, adapting them to meet the changing needs of our societies and encouraging democratic access to knowledge in the future."
Sub-theme: Building on the past - investing in the future
"Libraries have played a key role in preserving and making available the literary heritage and inspiration of nations. The professionalism of librarians has underpinned the international transmission of knowledge. Today, libraries and information services develop and provide increasingly sophisticated tools to help make information available globally. Information literacy is central not only to learning, but also to decision-making, evidence-based practice, and innovation transfer. Librarians begin to develop these skills by helping young people to recognize when information is needed and to have the ability to find, evaluate, and use it effectively. Then they help to support them in these activities throughout their lives. For the individual, community, organisation and policy-maker alike, the ability to handle complex information is a means of empowerment."
For further information, please see <http://www.ifla.org/IV/ifla68/index.htm>.
28th International Conference on Very Large Data Bases (VLDB 2002), 20 - 23 August 2002, Hong Kong, China.
VLDB 2002 will continue the 27-year tradition of VLDB conferences as an international forum for database researchers, vendors, practitioners, application developers, and users. The VLDB 2002 Program Committee (PC) invites submissions reporting original results on all technical aspects of data management as well as proposals for panels, tutorials, demonstrations, and exhibits that will present the most critical issues and views on practical leading-edge database technology, applications, and techniques. They also invite proposals for events and workshops to take place at the Conference site before or after VLDB 2002.
"For the past two years, the VLDB Conference has been working to broaden the range of topics beyond core database system technology and to address novel approaches rather than dwelling on incremental improvements of existing results. This year, we take a further step in this direction by creating a separate program committee covering Infrastructure for Information Systems, as distinct from Core Database Technology. Moreover, we will significantly increase the total number of accepted papers, to make room for more papers on Infrastructure for Information Systems. Thus, in a break from tradition, this year's VLDB Program Committee (PC) will be divided by subject area, rather than by geographical region. Despite this change, we remain committed to maintaining geographical balance in all aspects of the conference."
"VLDB 2002 [invited] submissions on a broad range of technical topics relating to the storage and management of data and to the usage of data management technology. VLDB 2002 encourages authors to consider novel topics and approaches, not just incremental improvements of existing results. Submissions may cover new research results, a vision that presents new viewpoints and challenges, or a description of the implementation or deployment of novel database technology in an industrial or application setting."
"The conference also [encouraged] submissions covering innovative commercial database implementations, novel applications of database technology, and experience in applying recent research advances to practical situations. Such papers [will] describe innovative implementations, new approaches to fundamental challenges (such as very large scale or semantic complexity), or other major technical improvements to the state-of-the-practice. Authors [were asked] to categorize their submission as 'research', 'vision', or 'industrial/application/experience', depending on its primary contribution."
For further information, please see <http://www.cs.ust.hk/vldb2002/>.
"Offering an annual program in Australia, the CAUDIT-EDUCAUSE Institute is designed as a professional development program for those who manage some aspect of information technology and resources in higher education, whether within their department or for the entire institution. "
"Participants come from a wide variety of backgrounds, from those who may be new to information resources management, through those who are ready to move up to the next level of management, to others who are interested in exploring the ways in which information resources can be better managed to support the overall institutional mission. "
"Members of the CAUDIT-EDUCAUSE Institute faculty are senior working professionals with years of experience managing information resources in higher education, drawn from both Australia and the United States."
For further information, please see <http://www.caudit.edu.au/caudit/institute/institute2002/>.
IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (ICME 2002), 26 - 29 August 2002, Lausanne, Switzerland.
"ICME 2002 is a major annual international conference organized with the objective of bringing together researchers, developers and practitioners from academia and industry working in all areas in multimedia. ICME serves as a forum for the dissemination of state-of-the-art research, development, and implementations of multimedia systems, technologies and applications. Co-sponsored by four IEEE societies (the Circuits and Systems Society, the Communications Society, the Computer Society and the Signal Processing Society) the third edition of ICME will be held in Lausanne, Switzerland."
Topics covered will include but are not limited to:
For further information, please see the ICME 2002 conference web site at <http://www.icme2002.org/>.
The Fifth International Conference on Virtual Communities, 17 - 18 June 2002, London, United Kingdom. For more information, please see the conference web site at <http://www.infonortics.com/vc/vc2002/vc02-announce.html>.
Canadian Library Association 2002 Annual Conference and Trade Show, Inventing Our Future, 19 - 22 June 2002, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. For more information, please see <http://www.cla.ca/conference/cla2002/>.
ICADL 2002 - Digital Libraries: People, Knowledge & Technology, 11 - 14 December 2002, Singapore. Call for Papers. Abstracts are due on 20 June 2002. For more information, please see <http://www.cais.ntu.edu.sg:8000/icadl2002/>.
UKOLUG Biennial Conference, Finders Keepers, Loosers Weepers: Exploiting the Online Environment for Maximum Advantage, 20 - 21 June 2002, Birmingham, United Kingdom. Canceled. For more information, please see <http://www.ukolug.org.uk>.
NASIG 2002 - Transforming Serials: The Revolution Continues, North American Serials Interest Group, 20 - 23 June 2002, Williamsburg, Virginia, USA. For more information, please see <http://www.nasig.org/wm/>.
Safeguarding European Photographic Images for Access, the European Commission on Preservation and Access, 17 - 23 October 2002, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The registration deadline is 22 June 2002. For more information, please see <http://www.knaw.nl/ecpa/sepia/index.html>.
7th Biennial Participatory Design Conference, Participation and Design: Inquiring into the politics, contexts and practices of collaborative design work, 23 - 25 June 2002, Malmö, Sweden. For more information, please see <http://pdc2002.interactiveinstitute.se/>.
Digitisation, Conservation, and Preservation Workshop, 23 - 25 June 2002, Toledo, Spain. For more information, please see <http://www.erpanet.org/php/toledo/>.
20th Brazilian Congress of Librarianship, Documentation and Information Science, 23 - 28 June 2002, Ceará, Brazil. For more information, please see <http://www.cbbd.com.br/ingles-index.html>.
The New Review of Hypermedia and Multimedia (NRHM). Call for Papers. The deadline is 24 June 2002. For more information, please see <http://www.comp.glam.ac.uk/~NRHM/>.
Hand helds in the Museum Landscape: A CIMI Symposium, 24 - 25 June 2002, Hillsboro, Oregon, USA. For more information, please see <http://www.cimi.org/ci/hs_symposium_0602_home.html>.
Web Development with XML: Design and Application, ARL Workshop, 24 - 28 June 2002, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA. For more information, please see <http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/training/xml/june2002/>.
Choices and Strategies for Preservation of the Collective Memory, 25 - 29 June 2002, Dobbiaco/Toblach, Bolzano Province, Italy. For more information, please see <http://archives.dobbiaco2002.it/>.
HEDS Conference 2002: Developing the Digital Collection, 26 June 2002, London, United Kingdom. For more information, please see <http://heds.herts.ac.uk/conf2002/conf2002.html>.
Expanded Conversations: Collaborating for Student Learning, LOEX West 2002, 26 - 29 June 2002, Eugene, Oregon, USA. For further information, please see <http://libweb.uoregon.edu/loexwest/>.
Grindstone Island Summer Programs, Archives and Museum Informatics, 8 June - 26 August 2002, Ontario, Canada.
2002 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP 2002), 6 - 7 July 2002, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. For more information, please see <http://ufal.ms.mff.cuni.cz/~hajic/emnlp02/>.
2nd DELOS International Summer School on Digital Library Technologies (ISDL 2002), 8 - 12 July 2002, Pisa, Italy. For more information, please see <http://delos-noe.iei.pi.cnr.it/activities/trainingforum/SummerSchool/school2002.html>.
Digital Library -- IT Opportunities and Challenges in the New Millennium, 9 - 11 July 2002, Beijing, China. For more information, please see <http://www.nlc.gov.cn/dloc/>.
Digital Cultural Heritage IV: Networked Virtual Museums and Memory Institutions, Media Studies and Information Science, 10 -13 July 2002, Maastricht, The Netherlands. For more information, please see <http://www.amsu.edu/courses/media/media12002.htm>.
Special Issue on Information Customization Systems, IEEE Intelligent Systems. Call for Submissions. The deadline for submissions is 11 July 2002. "For additional details, please refer to the Intelligent Systems author guidelines at <http://computer.org/intelligent/author.htm>.
CATaC'02 - The Net(s) of Power: Language, Culture and Technology, International Conference on Cultural Attitudes towards Technology and Communication, 12 - 15 July 2002, Montréal, Canada. For more information, please see <http://www.it.murdoch.edu.au/~sudweeks/catac02/>.
JCDL 2002, ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries, 14 - 18 July 2002, Portland, Oregon, USA. For more information, please see <http://www.ohsu.edu/jcdl/>.
2002 ACM Workshop on Digital Rights Management, in conjunction with the 9th ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS-9), 18 November 2002, Washington, DC, USA. Call for Papers. The deadline for submissions is 15 July 2002. Electronic submissions emailed Joan Feigenbaum at <email@example.com> are preferred. Paper submissions may be sent to: Joan Feigenbaum, Program Chair, 2002 ACM DRM Workshop, Computer Science Dept., Yale University, 51 Prospect Street, New Haven, CT 06511 USA. Phone: +1 203 432 6432, Fax: +1 203 432 0593. <http://www.cs.yale.edu/homes/jf/>. Complete information should be available by the end of May 2002 at <http://www.cs.yale.edu/homes/jf/drm02-submit.html>.
13th ASIS&T SIG/CR Workshop, Reconceptualizing Classification Research, ASIS&T 2002 Annual Meeting, 17 November 2002, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Call for Papers. The submission deadline for full papers is 15 July 2002. For more information, please see <http://www.ischool.washington.edu/mai/sigcr/cfp.htm>.
Second International Workshop on Visual Interfaces to Digital Libraries, a workshop at JCDL 2002, 18 July 2002, Portland, Oregon, USA. For more information, please see <http://www.ohsu.edu/jcdl/main.cgi?opt=sked-ws>.
Document Search Interface Design and Intelligent Access in Large-scale Collections, a workshop at JCDL 2002, 18 July 2002, Portland, Oregon. For more information, please see <http://www.ohsu.edu/jcdl/main.cgi?opt=sked-ws>.
Developing Digital Libraries Education and Training Programs, a workshop at JCDL 2002, 18 July 2002, Portland, Oregon, USA. For more information, please see <http://www.ohsu.edu/jcdl/main.cgi?opt=sked-ws>.
The Challenge of Image and Video Retrieval (CIVR 2002), 18 - 19 July 2002, London, United Kingdom. For more information, please see <http://www.civr2002.org/>.
Brick and Click Libraries: Changes and Challenges, A Regional Academic Library Symposium, 18 October 2002, Maryville, Missouri. Call for Proposals. The submission deadline is 19 July 2002. For more information, please see <http://www.nwmissouri.edu/library/pr/symposium/2002.htm>.
CoLIS4, The Fourth International Conference on Conceptions of Library and Information Science: Emerging Frameworks and Methods, 21 - 25 July 2002, Seattle, Washington, USA. For more information, please see <http://colis.ischool.washington.edu/>.
Eighth ACM SIGKDD International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining, 23 - 26 July 2002, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. For more information, please see <http://www.acm.org/sigs/sigkdd/kdd2002/>.
New Directions in Humanities Computing, Joint International Conference of the Association for Literary and Linguistic Computing and the Association for Computers and the Humanities, 24 - 28 July 2002, Tübingen, Germany. For more information, please see <http://www.uni-tuebingen.de/allcach2002>.
International Summer School on the Digital Library 2002: Managing the Change Process towards Your Library of the Future, 28 July - 1 August 2002, Tilburg, The Netherlands. For more information, please see <http://cwis.kub.nl/~ticer/summer02/>.
Museums, Libraries, and Archives: Summer Institute for Knowledge Sharing, 29 July - 1 August 2002, Los Angeles, California, USA. For more information, please see <http://skipper.gseis.ucla.edu/orgs/gettysi/html/summer.html>.
ASIS&T 2002 International Paper Contest on International Digital Libraries and Information Science & Technology Advances in Developing Countries, for the 2002 Annual Meeting, 18 - 21 November 2002, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Call for Contest Papers. The submission deadline for full papers is 31 July 2002. For more information, please see <http://www.asis.org/paper_contest.html>.
Grants to State Library Agencies, Institute of Museum and Library Services. Call for Program Proposals. The deadline for submissions is 31 July 2002. For more information, please see <http://www.imls.gov/grants/library/lib_gsla.asp>.
New Five-Year State Plans for Library Grants, Institute of Museum and Library Services. Call for Program Proposals. The deadline is 31 July 2002. For more information, please see <http://www.imls.gov/grants/dedln/index.htm>.
AOM/IAOM 20th Annual International Conference - In a New Time, In a New Way: Management Solutions for the New Economy, Association of Management/International Association of Management 20th Annual International Conference, 31 July - 3 August 2002, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. For more information about Project 2005 and the 2002 conference, please see <http://www.aom-iaom.org/dir2-ann.html>.
Project 2005 - Reinventing Work: Interlocking Relationships between Management, Education, Cybertechnology and Leadership, 31 July - 3 August 2002, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. For more information about Project 2005 and the 2002 conference, please see <http://www.aom-iaom.org/Project-2005.html>.
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