Web-Wise 2005: Teaching and Learning with Digital Resources, First Monday, Volume 10, Number 6 - 6 June 2005.
"Selected papers from the Sixth Annual Conference on Libraries and Museums in the Digital World, sponsored by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services and the University of Illinois at Chicago, 17 - 18 February 2005."
For more information, please see <http://www.firstmonday.org/issues/issue10_6/index.html>.
Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, Spring 2005. Theme: Open Access Journals.
"Please note that with this issue of ISTL we inaugurate a new column entitled "Viewpoints." Its purpose is to provide a forum for informed opinion and editorials by and for our readers. There is no shortage of opinions among librarians, and we hope that those expressed in this column will be provocative and interesting, and will spark ideas and reactions."
For more information, please see <http://www.istl.org/>.
New Directions in Social Policy, Four reports from the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council (MLA), published in 2004 and 2005. (Downloadable in Word format.)
"MLA has published the findings of important research which has assessed the evidence base for museums, libraries an archives' contribution to key social policy targets including regeneration, health and cultural diversity. The research was launched at a policy seminar, at which Chris Batt announced MLA's commitment to developing Generic Social Outcome measures, mirroring the development of Generic Learning Outcomes' part of the Inspiring Learning for All framework. The Generic Learning Outcomes have proved invaluable in identifying the sector's impact on learners, the new outcomes which will be developed over the coming year aim to demonstrate the sector's contribution to key themes such as healthy communities, social capital and cultural identity."
For more information, please see <http://www.mla.gov.uk/information/publications/00pubs.asp>.
Report on the DPC Meeting on the large-scale archival storage of digital objects, Digital Preservation Coalition, 2005.
Announced by Maggie Jones, Digital Preservation Coalition: "The DPC Meeting on Mass Storage Systems was held in York on 22nd April. The meeting was open to DPC members only and was intended to be an informal discussion of mass storage systems, structured around the latest DPC Technology Watch report, Large Scale Archival Storage and authored by four members of the DOM team at the British Library. Richard Masters, Sean Martin, Jim Linden, and Roderic Parker led discussion of the decision-making and planning which led to development of their storage system. The PP slides (in PDF 433KB) for the meeting are available."
For more information, please see <http://www.dpconline.org/graphics/events/050422meeting.html>.
Data Dictionary for Preservation Metadata: Final Report of the PREMIS Working Group, Copyright 2005 OCLC and RLG, May 2005.
"A comprehensive guide to core metadata for supporting the long-term preservation of digital materials Data Dictionary for Preservation Metadata: Final Report of the PREMIS Working Group is the product of the foremost international consensus-building effort directed at preservation metadata, and it is likely to become the foundation for future work in this area. Ongoing maintenance of the data dictionary and associated XML schemas, along with a forum for implementors, will be provided by the PREMIS maintenance activity. Data Dictionary for Preservation Metadata includes in a single document the PREMIS working group's final report, the data dictionary, and a series of examples illustrating use of the data dictionary. The report, data dictionary, and examples can also be downloaded as three separate documents."
For more information, please see <http://www.oclc.org/research/projects/pmwg/>.
CREE Survey Results and Comment and CREE Focus Groups Criteria and Report, CREE (Contextual Resource Evaluation Environment) Project, May 2005.
"The JISC-funded CREE (Contextual Resource Evaluation Environment) Project has released the results of three areas of its work investigating the use of Internet search tools within portal and non-portal environments. All are available on the project website."
For more information, please see <http://www.hull.ac.uk/esig/cree/deliverables/index.html>.
Report of the NISO "Blue Ribbon" Strategic Planning Panel, Presented to the NISO Board of Directors, May 3, 2005.
Announced in NISO Newsline, June 2005 issue: "A Blue Ribbon Panel of eleven experts from industry, academia, and the library community has issued its strategic planning recommendations to NISO. With a charter to evaluate NISO's progress, challenges, and opportunities, the Panel played a central role in a yearlong strategic planning exercise, which NISO's Board of Directors launched in May 2004. Actions recommended by the Panel fall into three primary areas: constituencies and relationships, the changing standards lifecycle, and organizational strategies and business practices."
For more information, please see <http://www.niso.org/members/secure/BRPrpt05.pdf>.
Point to Point
"SOSIG Subject News is a blog that highlights the latest Internet resources for the Social Science academic community. Topical in focus, SOSIG Subject News links to the research sites behind the latest news stories, including Government publications, research reports and existing key resources. Users can view entries by subject whether it is Education, Politics or Business and Management, giving 17 blogs in one and all are available via RSS."
For more information, please see <http://www.sosig.ac.uk/subject-news/>.
"All of the printed class materials are available free on the Internet for those who cannot attend the class: [http://www.archivebuilders.com/whitepapers/index.html] Also available as a customized, on-site course. All of the materials can be downloaded with a single click and then printed with a single click. The materials are in a full text searchable PDF file. All acronyms are spelled out. You can also download the materials as native Microsoft Office files so that you can incorporate these materials in your presentations, publications, or papers. The course is generally offered every quarter."
For more information, please contact Steve Gilheany at <mailto:SteveGilheany@ArchiveBuilders.com>.
Subject Index to Literature on Electronic Sources of Information, May 15, 2005 edition, Marian Dworaczek, University of Saskatchewan Library.
"The page-specific "Subject Index to Literature on Electronic Sources of Information" and the accompanying "Electronic Sources of Information: A Bibliography" (listing all indexed items) deal with all aspects of electronic publishing and include print and non-print materials, periodical articles, monographs and individual chapters in collected works. This edition includes over 2,000 indexed titles. Both the Index and the Bibliography are continuously updated."
For more information, please see <http://library.usask.ca/~dworacze/SUBJIN_A.HTM>.
Version 58, Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography, compiled by Charles W. Bailey, Jr., Assistant Dean for Digital Library Planning and Development, University of Houston.
"Version 58 of the Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography is now available. This selective bibliography presents over 2,420 articles, books, and other printed and electronic sources that are useful in understanding scholarly electronic publishing efforts on the Internet."
For more information, please see <http://info.lib.uh.edu/sepb/sepb.html>.
Calls for Participation
Request for Proposals for a National Study on User Satisfaction with Access to Government Information and Services at Public Libraries and Public Access Computing Centers, The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). The deadline for proposals to be received at the IMLS is July 20, 2005..
"The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) is seeking proposals for a national research study on how individuals with limited access to Internet resources (those who do not have broadband access from home, work, or school; who choose to access government services and information from locations other than home, work, or school; or who do so through traditional means of access) access federal, state and local government services and whether such users are satisfied with the access provided by public libraries and public access computing centers."
"The study will also examine ways public libraries and public access computing centers provide assistance (e.g., through reference services, tutorials, classes, training) to users seeking federal, state, and local government information and services."
"The IMLS solicitation for a cooperative agreement to study user satisfaction with access to government information and services at public libraries and public access computing centers can be found on the Institute's Web site at <http://www.imls.gov/whatsnew/current/access_study.htm>."
New Book Series: Topics in the Digital Humanities, The University of Illinois Press. Call for proposals for monographs and co-authored works that directly serve the community of those engaging with humanities computing tools and methodologies..
"Series Rationale and Description: The incorporation of computational methods into the humanities does more than speed task work. Computers change the nature of tasks that can be imagined and performed. New questions can be asked, and must be asked, new research methods and tools have appeared, new methods for teaching and publication have proliferated, expectations about skills have evolved, and library purchases have shifted dramatically."
"Humanities computing is undergoing a redefinition of basic principles by a continuous influx of new, vibrant, and diverse communities of practitioners within and well beyond the halls of academe. These practitioners recognize the value computers add to their work, that the computer itself remains an instrument subject to continual innovation, and that competition within many disciplines requires scholars to become and remain current with what computers can do."
"Topics in the Digital Humanities invites manuscripts that will advance and deepen knowledge and activity in this new and innovative field."
Preparation and submission guidelines are available at <http://www.press.uillinois.edu/about/acquisition.html>. For more information contact Susan Schreibman, Ph.D., <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Wikimania - the first international Wikimedia conference, 5 - 7 August 2005, Frankfurt am Main, Germany.
"Wikimania will be a golden opportunity to meet and talk with people at the forefront of the Wikimedia communities and wiki software development. Researchers and speakers will present studies and experiments on Wikipedia and other projects operated by the Wikimedia Foundation (http://wikimediafoundation.org/), on wiki culture and technology, and on the world of free knowledge. The program will include a range of presentations, workshops, and tutorials, aimed at newcomers and oldtimers alike, to give for the first time a concise overview of the current state of research on wikis and free knowledge projects."
For more information, please see <http://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/Main_Page>.
World Library and Information Congress: 71st IFLA General Conference and Council: Libraries - A voyage of discovery, 14 - 18 August 2005, Oslo, Norway.
From the Welcome by Valgerd Svarstad Haugland, the Minister of Culture: "As centres of knowledge and information, the libraries play a significant part in a nation's collective memory and represent an important basis for further development of our societies and for democracy. Consequently, it is of great importance that they are efficient and accessible to all usergroups. One of IFLA's objectives is "to encourage, sponsor and promote research and development in all aspects of library activity", and the organisation connects "library people" from many countries, from all corners of the world in particular through this yearly conference."
For more information, please see <http://ifla.org/IV/ifla71/index.htm>.
The Eighth IASTED International Conference on Computer Graphics and Imaging - CGIM 2005, 15 - 17 August 2005, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.
" This conference is an international forum for researchers and practitioners interested in the advances in, and applications of, computer graphics and imaging. It is an opportunity to present and observe the latest research, results, and ideas in these areas. All papers submitted to this conference will be peer evaluated by at least two reviewers. Acceptance will be based primarily on originality and contribution."
For more information, please see <http://www.iasted.org/conferences/2005/hawaii/cgim.htm>.
The Ninth IASTED International Conference on Internet and Multimedia Systems and Applications - IMSA 2005, 15 - 17 August 2005, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.
" The International Conference on Internet and Multimedia Systems and Applications 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. IMSA 2005 aims to strengthen relations among universities, research laboratories and industry."
For more information, please see <http://www.iasted.org/conferences/2005/hawaii/imsa.htm>.
Society of American Archivists Annual Meeting, 15 - 21 August 2005, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
"The annual meeting of the Society of American Archivists is held in late summer in different cities throughout the country and includes a wide array of informative education sessions, preconference workshops, tours of local repositories, special events, exhibits and networking opportunities."
For more information, please see <http://www.archivists.org/conference/index.asp>.
28th Annual International ACM SIGIR, 15 - 19 August 2005, Salvador, Brazil.
"SIGIR is the major international forum for the presentation of new research results and the demonstration of new systems and techniques in the broad field of information retrieval."
For more information, please see <http://www.dcc.ufmg.br/eventos/sigir2005/>.
1st WSEAS International Symposium on Digital Libraries, 17 - 19 August 2005, Corfu Island, Greece.
"Topics to be addressed by this conference will include: Intelligent Agents; Knowledge and Reasoning; Information filtering; Knowledge location and dissemination; Targeted information and knowledge delivery systems; Personalized information delivery and filtering; Data Mining; Web Data Mining; Digital information; Security and privacy; Digital signatures and watermarks; Authentication systems; Notarization Systems; Software engineering for DL (Digital Libraries); Communicating, perceiving and acting; Statistical Methods; Information Systems for DL; DL Management and Administration; DL Policy, E-Commerce and Web Banking; DL and Web-Based Education; DL for people with special needs; and many others. "
For more information, please see <http://www.worldses.org/conferences/2005/corfu/smo/dl/index.html>.
1st WSEAS International Symposium on GRID Computing, 17 - 19 August 2005, Corfu Island, Greece.
Topics of this conference will include: "Mathematical Foundation of Grid Computing; Theoretical model of the Grid; Computational Aspects on Grid Computing; Management and Security Aspects on Grid Computing; Human Resources and Grid Computing; Architectures for Grid Computing; Autonomic Grid; Cluster Computing; Grid Information Services; Grid Networking Topics; Utility Grids; Wireless Grid; Grid Programming Software tools for Grid Computing, Grid middleware and toolkits; Grid security; and many others."
For more information, please see <http://www.worldses.org/conferences/2005/corfu/smo/grid/index.html>.
The Eleventh ACM SIGKDD International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining, 21 - 24 August 2005, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
"The eleventh ACM SIGKDD conference will provide a forum for researchers from academia, industry, and government, developers, practitioners, and the data mining user community to share their research and experience. The SIGKDD conference will feature keynote presentations, oral paper presentations, poster presentations, workshops, tutorials, and panels, as well as the KDD Cup competition."
For more information, please see <http://www.acm.org/sigs/sigkdd/kdd2005/>.
Digital Libraries à la Carte: Choices for the Future 21 - 26 August 2005, Tilburg University, The Netherlands.
"This brand new course prepares librarians and publishers for the future. The course consists of five modules, one day each. You can attend one, two, three, four or all five modules. The modules focus on:
For more information, please see <http://www.ticer.nl/05carte/>.
Sixth Northumbria International Conference on Performance Measurement in Libraries and Information Services 22 - 25 August 2005, Durham, United Kingdom.
"In 2004 the Information Society Research Community (I-SRC) was set up within the School of Informatics, Engineering and Technology, building upon the experience of the well-established Information Management Research Institute (IMRI) and taking it forward into the wider school by combining Information Communication Studies researchers with researchers and expertise from Business Information Systems, Computing and Engineering."
For more information, please see <http://online.northumbria.ac.uk/faculties/art/information_studies/imri/pm6/index.html>.
16th International Conference on Database and Expert Systems Applications DEXA'2005, 22 - 26 August 2005, Copenhagen, Denmark.
DEXA is comprised of the following conferences:
and several workshops.
For more information, please see <http://www.dexa.org>.
EGOV05 : International Conference on E-Government 2005, 22 - 26 August 2005, Copenhagen, Denmark.
"The EGOV conference series intends to assess the state of the art in e-government/governance and to provide guidance for research, development and application in this fast-moving field. The annual conferences bring together leading research experts and professionals from all over the globe. EGOV 2005 in Denmark builds on the achievements of the three preceeding conferences (EGOV04 in Zaragoza, EGOV03 in Prague, and EGOV02 in Aix-en-Provence)."
For more information, please see <http://www.iwv.jku.at/events/egov2005/index.htm>.
International Conference on Next Generation Web Services Practices (NWeSP'05), 22 - 26 August 2005, Seoul, Korea.
"International Conference on Next Generation Web Services Practices (NWeSP'05) is a forum which brings together researchers and practitioners specializing on different aspects of Web based information systems. The inaugural conference will bring together the world's most respected authorities on semantic web, Web based services, Web applications, Web enhanced business information systems, e-education specialists, Information security, and other Web related technologies. The aim of NWeSP'05 is to serve as a forum to present current and future work as well as to exchange research ideas in this field."
For more information, please see <http://www.nwesp.org/>.
5th WSEAS International Conference on - Distance Learning and Web Engineering (DIWEB '05), 23 - 25 August 2005, Corfu Island, Greece.
"Topics for this conference will include: Web-based Education; Virtual school; Intelligent teachers; Intelligent communications; Intelligent mobile networks; Intelligent algorithms; Web examinations; E-democracy; E-commerce; E-health services; Distributed multimedia; Reliability aspects; Privacy issues; Distributed computing and distributed data bases; and many others."
For more information, please see <http://www.worldses.org/conferences/2005/corfu/diweb/index.html>.
The Eighth IASTED International Conference on Computers and Advanced Technology in Education, 29 - 31 August 2005, Oranjestad, Aruba.
"This conference aims to create an international forum for the presentation of innovative developments and the exchange of information between researchers and practitioners on the use of technology in education."
For more information, please see <http://www.iasted.com/conferences/2005/aruba/cate.htm>.
(Unless otherwise noted, text above enclosed in quotation marks is quoted from the web sites for those items or events or from press releases received by D-Lib Magazine from the hosting or event-affiliated organizations.)
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