Mind the gap: assessing digital preservation needs in the UK, by Martin Waller and Robert Sharpe, Digital Preservation Coalition, 2006.
"A 'state of the nation' report today reveals that less than 20% of UK organisations surveyed have a strategy in place to deal with the risk of loss or degradation to their digital resources - despite a very high level of awareness of the risks and potential economic penalties. With the release of the report, Mind the gap: assessing digital preservation needs in the UK, the Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) aims to help government, public institutions and private companies turn high awareness into concerted action."
For more information, please see the report in PDF format at <http://www.dpconline.org/docs/reports/uknamindthegap.pdf>.
IDPF eBook User Survey 2006, International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF), February 2006.
"The International Digital Publishing Forum funds scientific surveys on various topics in the electronic publishing industry. The surveys, as all activity of the IDPF, is funded by membership dues. As a result, survey results are often reserved for members of the IDPF only. Occasionally, however, [the] surveys are released to the media and public....The IDPF has released its eBook User Survey 2006 for public distribution."
The survey can be found on the IDPF website at <http://www.idpf.org/doc_library/surveys.htm>.
Museums and the Web 2006: Selected Papers, 22 - 25 March 2006, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA.
"Papers to be presented at Museums and the Web 2006 are now available on-line. Follow the links from the speakers list or click on any highlighted title in an Abstract to view the full paper text. (All papers will be available on-line before the meeting.) A printed volume of Selected Papers - including a CD of all submissions - is also available; see http://www.archimuse.com/publishing/index.html for details."
For more information, please see <http://www.archimuse.com/mw2006/speakers/index.html>.
RLG DigiNews, Volume 10, Number 1, February 2006.
"RLG DigiNews is a bimonthly electronic newsletter that focuses on digitization and digital preservation. If you have a research collection that you are digitizing, you'll find this report indispensable for its articles on evolving practices and technology, new projects and publications, and events."
For more information, please see <http://www.rlg.org/en/page.php?Page_ID=20894>.
DPC/PADI What's new in digital preservation, Issue no. 12 (October 2005 - February 2006).
"What's New is a summary of selected recent activity in the field of digital preservation, compiled by Deb Woodyard-Robinson for the Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) and Marian Hanley of the National Library of Australia. Items are compiled from the Preserving Access to Digital Information (PADI) Gateway and the digital-preservation and padiforum-l mailing lists, although additional or related items of interest may also be included."
For more information, please see <http://www.dpconline.org/graphics/whatsnew/issue12.html>.
Decision Tree for Selection of Digital Materials for Long-term Retention, Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC).
Announced by Najla Semple, Executive Secretary, Digital Preservation Coalition: "A Decision Tree for Selection of Digital Materials for Long-term Retention has been added to the DPC website. This is a valuable tool which will assist in defining a selection policy for the digital materials in your organisation. The structure of the tree is based on a series of questions which will help you evaluate your digital content according to key organisational issues such as Rights and Responsibilities, Technical infrastructure, Costs and Metadata."
For more information, please see <http://www.dpconline.org/graphics/handbook/dec-tree.html>.
Point to Point
LISTA (Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts), EBSCO Publishing.
"EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) has announced the availability of LISTA (Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts). This comprehensive library science database is available to any library, college/university, K-12 school, hospital, corporation, or other interested party at no cost...The LISTA database is located at <http://www.libraryresearch.com/>."
For more information, please see <http://www.managinginformation.com/news/content_show_full.php?id=4608>.
ISMIR cummulative list of papers and posters, 2000 - 2005.
Michael Fingerhut has announced that the ISMIR 2005 papers have now been added to the ISMIR Proceedings web site.
For more information, please see <http://www.ismir.net/all-papers.html>.
Version 61 of the Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography, by Charles W. Bailey, Jr., February 21, 2006.
"This selective bibliography presents over 2,610 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://epress.lib.uh.edu/sepb/sepb.html>.
Calls for Participation
Library Assessment Conference: Building Effective, Sustainable, Practical Assessment, 25 - 27 September 2006, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 15 April 2006.
"The conference will focus on using data to improve library service, and will include sessions on customer surveys, focus groups, learning outcomes, organizational climate surveys, performance metrics, evaluating electronic services and resources, and related marketing and management issues. "
For more information, please see <http://www.arl.org/arl/pr/libassessconfcall06.html>.
Harnessing the Power of Grey: Eighth International Conference on Grey Literature, 4 - 5 December 2006, New Orleans, Louisiana USA. Call for papers. The abstract submission deadline is 1 May 2006.
"The Eighth International Conference on Grey Literature offers a global platform situated and constructed for the R&D community. One that is focussed on the state of the art in grey literature with applications and innovative uses in and for science and technology. The past three conferences in the GL-Series have brought to the forefront grey literature in networked environments, works-in-progress, and open access to resources. GL8 must now harness all of this in an effort to demonstrate the power of grey to other information professionals as well as policy and decision makers, funding bodies and new investors."
For more information, please see <http://www.textrelease.com/pages/3>.
International Conference on Digital Libraries (ICDL 2006), 5 - 8 December 2006, New Delhi, India. Call for papers. The submission date is 1 May 2006.
"ICDL is a major international forum focusing on digital libraries and related issues. It aims to consolidate and expand concerted efforts to bridge the digital divide. ICDL2006 proposes to focus on Information Management for Global Access through the creation, adoption, implementation and utilization of DLs. It also intends to offer a common platform to put forth innovative ideas, discuss classical knowledge management and DL concepts in an open forum, and promote closer cooperation between experts and end-users. About 40 renowned and experienced speakers from India and abroad will be sharing their experiences. For detail information about the conference please visit the website."
For more information, please see <http://static.teriin.org/events/icdl/callforpapers.htm>.
International Conference on Multidisciplinary Information Sciences and Technologies, InSciT2006, 25 - 28 October 2006, Mérida, Spain. Call for papers. The submission date for abstracts is 1 May 2006.
"The conference will address a range of critically important themes relating to information sciences and technologies today. Main speakers will include some of the world's leading thinkers in this multidisciplinary field, as well as numerous papers, and workshop presentations by researchers and practitioners."
For more information, please see <http://www.instac.es/inscit2006/>.
Bringing Text Alive: The Future of Scholarship, Pedagogy, and Electronic Publication, 14 - 17 September 2006, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA. Call for papers. The submission date is 15 May 2006.
"The Text Creation Partnership (TCP) project was founded at the University of Michigan in 1999 to reinvent scholarship by creating fully searchable texts of thousands of titles printed across three hundred years and two continents of English and American history."
For more information about suggested topics, please see <http://www.lib.umich.edu/tcp/conference>.
NASIG Annual Conference 2006 - Mile High Views: Surveying the Serials Vista, 4 - 7 May 2006, Denver, Colorado, USA.
"Each year in late May or early June NASIG holds an annual conference in a different part of North America. A variety of topics of interest to serialists are covered in the programs through plenary, concurrent and workshop sessions."
For more information, please see <http://nasig.org/public/conferences.html>.
Geoinformatics 2006, 10 - 12 May 2006, Reston, Virginia, USA.
"The conference provides a national forum for researchers and educators from geoscience and information technology/computer science to present new data, data analysis or modeling techniques, visualization schemes, or technologies as they relate to developing the cyberinfrastructure for the Geosciences."
For more information, please see <http://www.geongrid.org/geoinformatics2006/>.
8th international Conference on Current Research Information Systems - Enabling Interaction and Quality: Beyond the Hanseatic League, 11 - 13 May 2006, Bergen, Norway.
"CRIS 2006 is aimed at promoting scientific discussion and information exchange on research information systems. CRIS 2006 continues the tradition of encouraging the sharing of experiences among developers, producers and users of research information systems. CRIS 2006 is further intended to foster discussion on novel approaches and ideas on international dialogue, pan-European cooperation, and the transfer and use of information related to CRIS."
For more information, please see <http://ct.eurocris.org/CRIS2006/>.
Digital Preservation Management: Short-Term Solutions to Long-Term Problems, 14 - 19 May 2006, Ithaca, New York, USA.
"Cornell University Library is pleased to announce continuation of its digital preservation training program with funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The program consists of an online tutorial and a series of one-week workshops held in Ithaca, NY. The primary goal of this program is to enable effective decision making for administrators who will be responsible for the longevity of digital objects in an age of technological uncertainty."
For more information, please see <http://www.library.cornell.edu/iris/dpworkshop/>.
IADIS Virtual Multi Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems, 15 - 19 May 2006. This is a virtual conference available via the Internet.
"The IADIS Virtual Multi Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems (MCCSIS 2006) aims to address two main subjects: Computer Science and Information Systems. The multi conference has different conferences according to several themes. This multi conference has a unique concept: it is a scientific conference hosted virtually."
For more information, please see <http://www.iadis.org/multi2006/index.asp>.
Online Educa Madrid, 17 - 19 May 2006, Madrid, Spain.
"Online Educa Madrid offers the...opportunity to get together with other experts to keep up with the latest trends and to establish contacts for future business developments in the field of virtual education. Year after year managers, academic authorities and civil servants meet at Online Educa Madrid, an international conference with a parallel exhibition and demonstration area for e-learning manufacturers, suppliers, and service providers."
For more information, please see <http://www.online-educa-madrid.com/english/index.php>.
40th Annual ARSC (Association for Recorded Sound Collections) Conference, 17 - 20 May, 2006, Seattle, Washington, USA.
"Founded in 1966, the Association for Recorded Sound Collections (ARSC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to research, study, publication, and information exchange surrounding all aspects of recordings and recorded sound."
For more information, please see <http://arsc-audio.org/conference2006.html>.
IATUL (International Association of Technological University Libraries) 2006 Conference, 22 - 25 May 2006, Porto, Portugal.
"IATUL provides a forum for the exchange of ideas relevant to librarianship in technological universities throughout the world. It also provides library directors and senior managers an opportunity to develop a collaborative approach to solving common problems."
For more information, please see <http://www.fe.up.pt/iatul2006>.
WWW 2006 - Fifteenth International World Wide Web Conference, 23 - 26 May 2006, Edinburgh, Scotland.
"No other event draws the breadth of business leaders, industrial technologists, academics and key standards bodies that shape the future of the World Wide Web....Four packed days of speakers, workshops, exhibitions, tutorials, panels and social events will provide you with valuable insights and new contacts you won't find anywhere else."
For more information, please see <http://www2006.org/>.
International Association for Social Science Information Service and Technology Conference: Data in a World of Networked Knowledge (IASSIST 2006), 23 - 26 May 2006, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.
"The 2006 conference theme, Data in a World of Networked Knowledge, highlights the role of empirical data in a society that wishes not only to know itself, but also to build an enduring, interconnected storehouse of knowledge for learning and research."
For more information, please see <http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/iassist/>.
Archiving 2006, 23 - 26 May 2006, Ottawa, Canada.
"Archiving 2006 continues the tradition of assembling diverse groups from industry, academia, government institutions, not-for-profit organizations, libraries, museums, and research labs who share a commitment to addressing the challenges of archiving modern and historic materials."
For more information, please see <http://www.imaging.org/conferences/archiving2006/>.
AVI 2006 - Advanced Visual Interfaces, 23 - 26 May 2006, Venice, Italy.
"Started in 1992 in Rome, and held every two years in different Italian towns, the Conference traditionally brings together experts in different areas of computer science who have a common interest in the conception, design and implementation of visual and, more generally, perceptual interfaces, with a growing interest for mobile devices such as smartphones, palmtops and PDAs, in the framework of traditional and emerging environments, such as ubiquitous and pervasive computer applications."
For more information, please see <http://www.dsi.unive.it/avi2006/index.htm>.
ICEIS 2006 - 8th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems, 23 - 27 May 2006, Pathos, Cyprus.
For more information, please see <http://www.iceis.org/>.
eLA eLearning Africa 2006 - 1st International Conference on ICT for Development, Education and Training, 24 - 26 May 2006, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
"eLearning Africa intends to become an eLearning capacity-building event for the entire African continent and a forum for all stakeholders engaged in the planning and implementation of technology-supported learning and training."
For more information, please see <http://www.elearning-africa.com/>.
Libraries in the Digital Age (LIDA) 2006, 29 May - 4 June 2006, Dubrovnik and Mljet, Croatia.
"The general aim of the annual conference and course Libraries in the Digital Age (LIDA), started in 2000, is to address the changing and challenging environment for libraries and information systems and services in the digital world, with an emphasis on examining contemporary problems, advances and solutions."
For more information, please see <http://www.ffos.hr/lida/>.
Legal Aspects of e-Repositories and e-Collections Conference, 31 May - 1 June 2006, Coventry, United Kingdom.
"This year's JISC Legal Conference will deal with the legal issues relevant to digital collection building, whether in the shape of institutions repositories, depositories, library e-collections or even course specific online material collections. If this area is of interest to you, be sure to book early as seating is limited."
For more information, please see <http://www.jisclegal.ac.uk/events/eRep_06/Programme.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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