Understanding PREMIS, by Priscilla Caplan, February 1, 2009, Copyright © 2009 The Library of Congress, except within the U.S.A. (Credit must be given when excerpting from this publication.)
"This guide is a relatively brief overview of the PREMIS preservation metadata standard. It will not give you enough information to implement PREMIS, but it will give you some idea of what PREMIS is all about. For many readers, this will be enough. For those who do need to master the PREMIS Data Dictionary for Preservation Metadata, this guide may serve as a gentle introduction that makes the larger document feel more familiar."
Understanding PREMIS is at <http://www.loc.gov/standards/premis/understanding-premis.pdf>.
Future Directions in Metadata Remediation for Metadata Aggregators, Greta de Groat, Digital Library Federation, February 2009, [ISBN-13: 978-1-933645-07-5].
"With support from The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, the Digital Library Federation embarked on a project to inventory existing tools and services for metadata mapping, remediation, and enhancement. Once identified, tools were evaluated for general applicability across digital library and other cultural heritage environments. The results of the research show that a handful of tools are usable as-is, but many tools need more work to be generally applicable in a variety of environments and significant development would be required to create a robust and well-defined set of metadata remediation services."
For more information, please see <http://www.diglib.org/aquifer/dlf110.pdf>.
Archival Management Software: A Report for the Council on Library and Information Resources, by Lisa Spiro, published by the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR), January 2009.
From the Introduction: "This report explores archival management systems such as Archon, Archivists' Toolkit (AT), Cuadra STAR, and Minisis M2A. It also considers tools for creating and publishing encoded archival description (EAD) finding aids. Archival management systems are a kind of software that typically provide integrated support for the archival workflow, including appraisal, accessioning, description, arrangement, publication of finding aids, collection management, and preservation."
For more information, please see <http://www.clir.org/pubs/reports/spiro2009.html>.
Copyright and Related Issues Relevant to Digital Preservation and Dissemination of Unpublished Pre-1972 Sound Recordings by Libraries and Archives, by June M. Besek, published by the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR), March 2009. Pub. 144.
From the Abstract: "This report addresses the question of what libraries and archives are legally empowered to do to preserve and make accessible for research their holdings of unpublished pre-1972 sound recordings. The report's author, June M. Besek, is executive director of the Kernochan Center for Law, Media and the Arts at Columbia Law School."
For more information, please see <http://www.clir.org/pubs/abstract/pub144abst.html>.
The University's Role in the Dissemination of Research and Scholarship A Call to Action, RLI 262, Research Library Issues: A Bimonthly Report from ARL, CNI, and SPARC, February 2009.
From the Background section of the report: "On August 4, 2008, four leading associations serving research universities, the Association of Research Libraries, the Association of American Universities, the Coalition for Networked Information, and the National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges, convened a roundtable discussion engaging provosts, chief research officers, chief information officers, senior faculty, and library and university press directors to identify actions that should be taken to expand the dissemination of the full range of products of the university community.s research and scholarship. Informed by that discussion, this paper is intended to provide guidance to each organization and its members."
For more information, please see <http://www.arl.org/disseminating_research_2009>.
Many Hands Make Light Work: Public Collaborative OCR Text Correction in Australian Historic Newspapers, by Rose Holley, March 2009. National Library of Australia ISBN 978-0-642-27694-0.
From the Conclusion: "The Australian Newspapers beta service has clearly demonstrated that users want to engage and be involved with full text newspaper data in new and exciting ways. The use of web 2.0 technologies can enable this. Without publicity, 'how-to' tutorials or even a familiar and refined interface or concept, the service still rapidly harnessed an active group of users who are enthusiastically enhancing and improving the data by use of the text correction, tagging and comments functions."
For more information, please see <http://www.nla.gov.au/ndp/project_details/documents/ANDP_ManyHands.pdf>.
The 2009 Horizon Report, L. Johnson, A. Levine, and R. Smith, published by The New Media Consortium, 2009.
From the Executive Summary: "The annual Horizon Report describes the continuing work of the NMC's Horizon Project, a long-running qualitative research project that seeks to identify and describe emerging technologies likely to have a large impact on teaching, learning, research, or creative expression within learning-focused organizations. The 2009 Horizon Report is the sixth annual report in the series. The report is produced again in 2009 as a collaboration between the New Media Consortium and the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI), an EDUCAUSE program."
For more information, please see <[http://www.nmc.org/pdf/PR-2009-Horizon-Report.pdf>.
Economic Implications of Alternative Scholarly Publishing Models: Exploring the costs and benefits, John Houghton, Bruce Rasmussen and Peter Sheehan, Victoria University and Charles Oppenheim, Anne Morris, Claire Creaser, Helen Greenwood, Mark Summers and Adrian Gourlay, Loughborough University, A report to the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) 27 January 2009 (288 pages).
From the Summary: "Debate on the economics of scholarly publishing and alternative publishing models has focused almost entirely on costs. And yet, from an economic perspective, the aim is to have the most cost-effective system, not (necessarily) the cheapest, and however much one studies costs one cannot know which is the most cost-effective system until one examines both costs and benefits. Hence, the aim of this project was to examine the costs and benefits of three alternative models for scholarly publishing (i.e. subscription publishing, open access publishing and self- archiving). In so doing, it seeks to inform policy discussion and help stakeholders understand the institutional, budgetary and wider economic implications. "
For more information, please see <http://www.jisc.ac.uk/publications/publications/economicpublishingmodelsfinalreport.aspx>.
The Research Library's Role in Digital Repository Services, Final Report of the ARL Digital Repository Issues Task Force, January 2009.
From the Executive Summary to the report: "The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) Digital Repository Issues Task Force was charged "to evaluate trends, contextualize repository activities among ARL libraries, and recommend leadership roles and activities for ARL." It embarked on its work at a time when many formative repositories exist, making it easier to begin to identify dynamics that will shape repository development. Institutional repositories are a common form of repository, but this report focuses more broadly on the full range of repositories. At the same time, it concentrates on repository services rather than repository technologies or content."
For more information, please see <http://www.arl.org/news/pr/repositories-3feb09.shtml>.
Publisher and Institutional Repository Usage Statistics: Developing a global standard to enable the recording, reporting and consolidation of online usage statistics for individual journal articles hosted by institutional repositories, publishers and other entities , a PALS 3 project report by Tim Brody (University of Southampton), Richard Gedye (Oxford University Press), Ross MacIntyre (University of Manchester), Paul Needham (Cranfield University), Ed Pentz (CrossRef), Sally Rumsey (University of Oxford), and Peter Shepherd (COUNTER Project Manager).
"The aim of PIRUS (Publisher and Institutional Repository Usage Statistics) was to develop COUNTER-compliant standards and usage reports at the individual article level that can be implemented by any entity (publisher, aggregator, repository, etc.,) that hosts online journal articles and will enable the usage of research outputs to be recorded, reported and consolidated at a global level in a standard way. "
For more information, please see <http://www.jisc.ac.uk/publications/publications/pirusfinalreport.aspx>.
Study on the Effective Use of Social Software by UK FE & HE to Support Student Learning & Engagement, by Dr Shailey Minocha (Principal Investigator), The Open University, for JISC, February 1, 2009.
"This study examined the use of social software in the UK further and higher education sectors to collect evidence of the effective use of social software in enhancing student learning and engagement. In this study, data from 26 initiatives, where social software tools have been employed, has been collected, analysed and synthesised. The cases chosen give a spread of tools, subject areas, contexts (parttime, full-time or distance learning), levels of study, and institutions (higher and further education). A case study methodology was followed and both educators and students were interviewed to find out what they had done, how well it had worked, and what they had learned from the experiences."
For more information, please see <http://www.jisc.ac.uk/publications/publications/effectivesocialsoftwarefinalreport.aspx>.
Digital Project Staff Survey of JPEG 2000 Implementation in Libraries, by David Lowe and Michael Bennett, University of Connecticut, 2009.
From the Abstract: "JPEG 2000 is the product of thorough efforts toward an open standard by experts in the imaging field. With its key components for still images published officially by the ISO/IEC by 2002, it has been solidly stable for several years now, yet its adoption has been considered tenuous enough to cause imaging software developers to question the need for continued support. Digital archiving and preservation professionals must rely on solid standards, so in the fall of 2008 we undertook a survey among implementers (and potential implementers) to capture a snapshot of JPEG 2000's status, with an eye toward gauging its perception in our community."
Comments: "Survey results may be downloaded as a standalone .xls spreadsheet file. Or it may be viewed in html through zip file extraction. Final summary report of survey results, "A Status Report on JPEG 2000 Implementation for Still Images: The UConn Survey," will be presented by authors at the IS&T Archiving 2009 Conference, Arlington, VA May 7, 2009."
For more information, please see <http://digitalcommons.uconn.edu/libr_pubs/16/>.
Issues in Science & Technology Librarianship, Number 56, Winter 2009.
"ISTL publishes substantive material of interest to science and technology librarians. It serves as a vehicle for sci-tech librarians to share details of successful programs, materials for the delivery of information services, background information and opinions on topics of current interest, to publish research and bibliographies on issues in science and technology libraries, and to communicate in more depth than the STS-L mailing list."
For more information, please see <http://www.istl.org/09-winter/index.html>.
Journal of Electronic Publishing, Volume 12, Issue 1.
"The Journal of Electronic Publishing (JEP) is a forum for research and discussion about contemporary publishing practices, and the impact of those practices upon users...The articles present innovative ideas, best practices, and leading-edge thinking about all aspects of publishing, authorship, and readership. The editor and publisher are committed to presenting wide-ranging and diverse viewpoints on contemporary publishing practices, and to encouraging dialogue and understanding between key decision-makers in publishing and those who are affected by the decisions being made."
For more information, please see <http://www.journalofelectronicpublishing.org/>.
ARIADNE, Issue 58, January 2009.
"Ariadne is a Web magazine for information professionals in archives, libraries and museums in all sectors. Since its inception in January 1996 it has attempted to keep the busy practitioner abreast of current digital library initiatives as well as technological developments further afield. It... additionally reports on newer JISC-funded programmes and services as well as developments in the field of Museums, Libraries and Archives within the UK and abroad."
For more information, please see <http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/>.
LiWI News (Living Web Archives Newsletter), No. 1, January 2009.
"This newsletter contains an introduction of the LiWA Project research goals and achievements in the following area: "
For more information, please see <http://liwa-project.eu/index.php/newsletters/>.
"In this issue:
For more information, please see <http://www.digitalpreservation.gov/news/newsletter/200903.pdf>.
"In this edition:
For more information, please see <http://www.digitalpreservation.gov/news/newsletter/200902.pdf>.
"In this issue:
For more information, please see <http://www.digitalpreservation.gov/news/newsletter/200901.pdf>.
DPC What's new in digital preservation, Issue no. 19 (September 2008 - December 2008).
"This is a summary of selected recent activity in the field of digital preservation compiled from a number of resources including the digital-preservation and padiforum-l mailing lists. Additional or related items of interest may also be included."
For more information, please see <http://www.dpconline.org/graphics/whatsnew/issue19.html>.
Planets Newsletter: Planetarium, No. 6.
"Planetarium #6 contains an interesting spotlight on the Planets Testbed, a controlled environment where preservation tools can be tested and evaluated. This issue also features articles about Planets beyond 2010 and the Planets all staff meeting. In addition you will find a list of Planets publications and presentations at events, including e.g. iPRES, ECDL2008, RCDL'08, and both the award winning Plato and the SIARD tools presentation are briefly described."
For more information, please see <http://www.planets-project.eu/>.
nestor newsletter, No. 16, January 2009.
"Selection of topics:
For more information, please see <http://nestor.sub.uni-goettingen.de/newsletter/index.php?lang=en>.
Point to Point
Library and Information Science Editors website, by the LIS Editors Group.
"Reflecting the efforts of an informal group of editors serving the discipline, this site provides a public and easily discoverable resource for editors working in the LIS field. The content you find here has been collected and provided by editors to support each other and assist anyone taking on the role of LIS editor for the first time. Many resources here will be useful to editorial board members, reviewers, and authors as well. The group welcomes engagement from any editors of LIS publications. For more information on becoming involved, see About the group."
For more information, please see <http://www.lis-editors.org/>.
infoNet e-Portfolios, Northumbria University on behalf of the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC), 2008 - 2009.
"Built around the infoKit branding, these online resources promote good practice and highlight innovation in the use of ICT within the sector. To accompany these materials a number of publications are also available to order or download from this site."
For more information, please see <http://www.jiscinfonet.ac.uk/e-portfolios>.
"The Society for the Advancement of Library and Information Science (SALIS), in collaboration with UNESCO and B.S. Abdur Rahman Crescent Engineering College, organized the International Conference on Knowledge Networking in ICT Era. It took place from 22 to 24 January 2009 in Chennai, India....Over 100 papers were presented during the eight technical sessions of the Conference. They covered the following subjects: digital library systems, e-learning, electronic security systems, information and communication technologies (ICT) for information services, intellectual property rights, knowledge management, modern management techniques, social networks and web technologies. Over 250 delegates participated in the Conference, including researchers and knowledge workers from academic and research organizations, civil society, service industries and public libraries."
The presentations may be downloaded at <http://portal.unesco.org/ci/en/files/28265/12341778449
The Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography: 2008 Annual Edition, Charles W. Bailey, Jr.
"The Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography: 2008 Annual Edition is now available from Digital Scholarship. Annual editions of the bibliography are PDF files designed for printing. This edition is over 285 pages long. It presents over 3,350 articles, books, and other printed and electronic sources that are useful in understanding scholarly electronic publishing efforts on the Internet. Where possible, links are provided to works that are freely available on the Internet, including e-prints in disciplinary archives and institutional repositories."
For more information, please see <http://www.digital-scholarship.org/sepb/annual/annual.htm>.
"The first group of papers to be presented at Museums and the Web 2009 in Indianapolis (April 15 - 18, 2009) are now available on-line. To find them easily, browse the list of Speakers - at http://www.archimuse.com/mw2009/speakers for the "paper" icon. All MW2009 papers will be available on-line before the conference."
For more information, please see <http://www.archimuse.com/mw2009/speakers/>.
Electronic Theses and Dissertations Bibliography, Version 3, Charles W. Bailey, Jr.
"This bibliography presents selected English-language articles, conference papers, and other printed and electronic sources that are useful in understanding electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs). Where possible, links are provided to sources that are freely available on the Internet, including e-prints in disciplinary archives and institutional repositories. Note that e-prints and published articles may not be identical."
For more information, please see <http://www.digital-scholarship.org/etdb/etdb.htm>.
Library Related Conferences, Marian Dworaczek. Last updated: March 13, 2009.
"This listing of library-related conferences has been compiled by Marian Dworaczek, University of Saskatchewan Library."
For more information, please see <http://library2.usask.ca/~dworacze/CONF.HTM>.
Calls for Participation
2nd International Conference on the Theory of Information Retrieval, 10 - 11 September 2009, Cambridge, United Kingdom. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 17 April 2009.
"The International Conference on the Theory of Information Retrieval (ICTIR) aims to provide a forum for discussion and interaction among those with theoretical and applicative research interests in mathematical/formal aspects of Information Retrieval (IR), including, e.g., foundational issues, description or integration of models, retrieval applications, mathematical/formal techniques, existing and/or new theories and theoretical aspects."
For more information, please see <http://kmi.open.ac.uk/events/ictir09/call-for-papers.php>.
IC3K- International Joint Conference on Knowledge Discovery, Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management, 6 - 8 October 2009, Madeira, Portugal. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 21 April 2009.
"The purpose of IC3K is to bring together researchers, engineers and practitioners on the areas of Knowledge Discovery, Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management."
For more information, please see <http://www.ic3k.org/>.
International Joint Conference on Computational Intelligence, 5 - 7 October 2009, Madeira, Portugal. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 28 April 2009.
"The purpose of the International Joint Conference on Computational Intelligence is to bring together researchers, engineers and practitioners, on the areas of fuzzy computation, evolutionary computation and neural computation. IJCCI is composed of three co-located conferences, each specialized in at least one of the aforementioned main knowledge areas.
For more information, please see <http://www.ijcci.org/>.
4th International Conference for Internet Technology and Secured Transactions 2009 (ICITST-2009), 9 - 12 November, London, United Kingdom. Call for papers. The submission deadline for extended abstracts is 30 April.
"The 4th International Conference for Internet Technology and Secured Transactions (ICITST-2009) is Technical Co-sponsored by IEEE UK/RI Section. The ICITST is an international refereed conference dedicated to the advancement of the theory and practical implementation of secured Internet transactions and to fostering discussions on information technology evolution. The ICITST aims to provide a highly professional and comparative academic research forum that promotes collaborative excellence between academia and industry. The objectives of The ICITST are to bridge the knowledge gap between academia and industry, promote research esteem in secured Internet transactions and the importance of information technology evolution to secured transactions. The ICITST-2009 invites research papers that encompass conceptual analysis, design implementation and performance evaluation."
For more information, please see <http://www.icitst.org/Home>.
2nd International Workshop on Social and Personal Computing for Web-Supported Learning Communities (SPeL 2009), As part of the 2009 IEEE / WIC / ACM International Joint Conferences Web Intelligence (WI'09) and Intelligent Agent Technology (IAT'09), 15 - 18 September 2009, Milan, Italy. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 30 April 2009.
"The workshop welcomes submissions covering all aspects of Web Intelligence related to social and personal computing in web-based learning communities..."
For more information, please see <http://software.ucv.ro/~popescu_elvira/spel2009/>.
Workshop on text and citation analysis for scholarly digital libraries (NLPIR4DL), 7 August 2009, Singapore. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 1 May 2009.
"The goal of this workshop is to investigate how developments in natural language processing and information retrieval techniques can advance the state-of-the-art in scholarly document understanding, analysis and retrieval. Full document text analysis can help design automatic summarization and sentiment detection methods, automated recommendation and reviewing systems, and may provide data for visualizing scientific trends and bibliometrics. Citation analysis takes this a step further, adding scientific social network analysis as another strand of evidence to enhance solutions to the above challenges. Web based digital libraries add download counts and Web 2.0 information such as tagging."
For more information, please see <http://wing.comp.nus.edu.sg/nlpir4dl/>.
Second International Workshop on Logics for Agents and Mobility (LAM'09), 9 - 10 August 2008, Los Angeles, California, USA. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 1 May 2009.
"[The] aim [of this workshop] is to bring together active researchers and Ph.D. students in the area of logics and mobile systems, especially in the field of agents and multi-agent systems. Many notions used in the theory of agents are derived from philosophy and linguistics (belief, desire, intention, speech act, etc.), and interdisciplinary discourse has proved fruitful for the advance of this domain. On the other hand, the deployment of large-scale pervasive infrastructures (mobile ad-hoc networks, mobile devices, RFIDs, etc.) is becoming a reality. This raises a number of scientific and technological challenges for the software modelling and programming models for such large-scale, open and highly-dynamic distributed systems."
For more information, please see <http://www.dur.ac.uk/lam.09/LAM09/LAM09.html>.
8th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2009) 25 - 29 October 2009, Fairfax, Virginia, USA. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 1 May 2009.
"ISWC is the major international forum where the latest research results and technical innovations on all aspects of the Semantic Web are presented. As the Semantic Web is rapidly entering the mainstream, ISWC 2009 will pay particular attention to showcasing scalable and usable solutions, which bring semantic technologies to web users in authentic application settings."
For more information, please see <http://iswc2009.semanticweb.org/>.
eHealth 2009 Second International ICST Conference on Electronic Healthcare for the 21st century, 23 - 25 September 2009, Istanbul, Turkey. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 1 May 2009.
"Building on a very successful eHealth 2008 conference, the aim of eHealth 2009 is to bring together experts from academia, industry and global healthcare institutions to stimulate cutting-edge research discussions, share experience with real-world healthcare service providers and policy makers as well as provide numerous business opportunities."
For more information, please see <http://www.electronic-health.org/>.
3rd ACM Conference on Recommender Systems, 22 - 25 October 2009, New York City, New York, USA. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 8 May 2009.
"Recommender systems are software applications that aim to support users in their decision-making while interacting with large information spaces. They recommend items of interest to users based on preferences they have expressed, either explicitly or implicitly. The ever-expanding volume and increasing complexity of information on the Web has therefore made such systems essential tools for users in a variety of information seeking or e-commerce activities. Recommender systems help overcome the information overload problem by exposing users to the most interesting items, and by offering novelty, surprise, and relevance. Recommender technology is hence the central piece of the information seeking puzzle."
For more information, please see <http://recsys.acm.org/index.html>.
Doctoral Research on Information Technologies Related with Digital Libraries, at RCDL'2009, 17 - 21 September 2009, Petrozavodsk, Russia. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 15 May 2009.
"The workshop "Doctoral Research on Information Technologies Related with Digital Libraries" will be held within the 11th Russian scientific conference "Digital Libraries: Advanced Methods and Technologies, Digital Collections" - RCDL-2009. The Workshop has been oriented to young scientists making doctoral research on technologies of digital libraries and another topics of information technology related with digital libraries."
For more information, please see <http://rcdl2009.krc.karelia.ru/section.php?id=26&plang=e>.
Fourth International Conference on Digital Information Management (ICDIM 2009), 1 - 4 November 2009, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA. Call for papers. The submission deadline for papers is 31 May 2009.
"The International Conference on Digital Information Management is a multidisciplinary conference on digital information management, science and technology. The principal aim of this conference is to bring people in academia, research laboratories and industry and offer a collaborative platform to address the emerging issues and solutions in digital information science and technology. The ICDIM intends to bridge the gap between different areas of digital information management, science and technology. This forum will address a large number of themes and issues. The conference will have original research and industrial papers on the theory, design and implementation of digital information systems, as well as demonstrations, tutorials, workshops and industrial presentation."
For more information, please see <http://www.icdim.org/>.
First International Conference on Cloud Computing, 19 - 21 October 2009, Munich, Germany. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 5 June 2009.
"Cloud Computing is defined as a pool of virtualized computer resources. Based on this virtualization the Cloud Computing paradigm allows workloads to be deployed and scaled-out quickly through the rapid provisioning of virtual machines or physical machines. A Cloud Computing platform supports redundant, self-recovering, highly scalable programming models that allow workloads to recover from many inevitable hardware/software failures and monitoring resource use in real time for providing physical and virtual servers on which the applications can run. A Cloud Computing platform is more than a collection of computer resources because it provides a mechanism to manage those resources. In a Cloud Computing platform software is migrating from the desktop into the "clouds" of the Internet, promising users anytime, anywhere access to their programs and data."
For more information, please see <http://www.cloudcomp.eu/>.
4th International Conference for Internet Technology and Secured Transactions 2009 (ICITST-2009), 9 - 12 November, London, United Kingdom. Call for papers. The submission deadline for abstracts for Special Tracks is 12 June 2009.
"The ICITST is an international refereed conference dedicated to the advancement of the theory and practical implementation of secured Internet transactions and to fostering discussions on information technology evolution. The ICITST aims to provide a highly professional and comparative academic research forum that promotes collaborative excellence between academia and industry. The objectives of the ICITST are to bridge the knowledge gap between academia and industry, promote research esteem in secured Internet transactions and the importance of information technology evolution to secured transactions. The ICITST-2009 invites and welcomes research papers that encompass conceptual analysis, design implementation and performance evaluation."
For more information, please see <http://www.icitst.org/Home>.
Museums and the Web, 15 - 19 April 2009, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.
"Museums and the Web addresses the social, cultural, design, technological, economic, and organizational issues of culture, science and heritage on-line. Taking an international perspective, senior speakers with extensive experience in Web development review and analyze the issues and impacts of networked cultural, natural and scientific heritage."
For more information, please see <http://www.archimuse.com/mw2009/>.
Digital Dilemmas Symposium: Challenges + Opportunities + Solutions, 16 April 2009, New York, New York, USA.
"Digital Dilemmas is a day-long symposium addressing some of the key strategic issues facing libraries as they work through what we might understatedly refer to as a 'digital transition period.'"
For more information, please see <http://www.metro.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=331>.
Curating Research 2009: e-Merging New Roles and Responsibilities in the European Landscape, 17 April 2009, The Hague, The Netherlands.
"This workshop aims to develop a basic understanding of the issues presented by long-term digital curation and preservation of resources which are (to be) deposited in institutional and subject-based repositories both within research institutions and research communities. It will highlight the state of the art in digital curation and will cover best practices, including possibilities for outsourcing."
For more information, please see <http://www.kb.nl/hrd/congressen/curatingresearch2009/index-en.html>.
3rd Workshop on Information Credibility on the Web (WICOW 2009), 20 April 2009, Madrid, Spain.
"The aim of this workshop is to provide a forum for discussion on issues related to information credibility criteria and the process of its evaluation."
For more information, please see <http://www.dl.kuis.kyoto-u.ac.jp/wicow3/>.
Semantic Search 2009 Workshop, 21 April 2009, Madrid, Spain.
"Recent advances in the field of semantic technologies have resulted in tools and standards that allow for the articulation of domain knowledge in a formal manner at a high level of expressivity. At the same time, semantic repositories and reasoning engines have only now advanced to a state where querying and processing of this knowledge can scale to realistic IR scenarios." This workshop will focus on these and related issues.
For more information, please see <http://km.aifb.uni-karlsruhe.de/ws/semsearch09>.
European Library Automation Group - 32nd ELAG Library Systems Seminar, 22 - 24 April 2009, Bratislava, Slovakia.
"Web 2.0, social networking applications, blogs, wikis, RSS feeds, facetted searching, semantic linking and digital documents are just some of the new developments that are rapidly changing the systems environment in libraries and what users expect from the systems that they use. To respond to these challenges, systems librarians and developers need to "re-tool": they need to discover and master new ways of developing and applying informatics to solve information problems."
For more information, please see <http://library.wur.nl/elag2008/elag2009.html>.
6th International Conference on Information Technology: New Generations ITNG 2009, 27 - 29 April 2009, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
"Social computing (also known as Web 2.0 and social media) has drawn much interest in academia, the information technology industry and among Internet users. This track at ITNG 2009 is therefore timely, and will serve as a platform for those researching this area."
For more information, please see <http://www3.ntu.edu.sg/home/ashlgoh/itng2009/index.html>.
2nd Workshop on Advances in Accessing the Deep Web (ADW 2009), 27 - 29 April 2009, Poznan, Poland.
"The BIS conference is by now a well-respected event joining international researchers to discuss the wide range of the development, implementation, application and improvement of business applications and systems. It is addressed to the scientific community, people involved in the development of business computer applications, consultants helping to properly implement computer technology and applications in the industry."
For more information, please see <http://bis.kie.ae.poznan.pl/12th_bis/>.
Digital Futures: from digitization to delivery, 27 April - 1 May 2009, London, United Kingdom.
"Led by experts of international renown, Digital Futures focuses on the creation, delivery and preservation of digital resources from cultural and memory institutions. Lasting five days, Digital Futures is aimed at managers and other practitioners from the library, museum, heritage and cultural sectors looking to understand the strategic and management issues of developing digital resources from digitisation to delivery."
For more information, please see <http://www.digitalconsultancy.net/digifutures/>.
Workshop on Digital Preservation Management: Short-Term Solutions for Long-Term Problems, 3 - 8 May 2009, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.
"ICPSR, the world's largest archive of social science data and part of the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan, is pleased to continue the digital preservation training program developed at Cornell University. The workshop series is intended for managers who are or will be responsible for digital preservation programs in libraries, archives, and other cultural institutions."
For more information, please see <http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/dpm/workshops/fiveday.html>.
Archiving 2009, 4 - 7 May 2009, Arlington, Virginia, USA.
"The sixth IS&T Archiving Conference offers an outstanding program. An international group of experts from industry, academia, government, archives, libraries, and museums will share the latest information about digital stewardship and preservation imaging."
For more information, please see <http://www.imaging.org/conferences/archiving2009/>.
The 3rd International Symposium on Service, Security and its Data management technologies in Ubi-comp, 4 - 7 May 2009, Geneva, Switzerland.
"SSDU-09 is intended to foster the dissemination of state-of-the-art research in the area of security and intelligence integrating into Ubi-com and data management technology. Also, it offers an opportunity for academic and industry professionals to discuss the latest issues and progress in the area of security, service and data management technologies in Ubi-com."
For more information, please see <http://www.sersc.org/SSDU2009/>.
11th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems (ICEIS), 6 - 10 May 2009, Milan, Italy.
"The purpose of the 11th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems (ICEIS) is to bring together researchers, engineers and practitioners interested in the advances and business applications of information systems."
For more information, please see <http://www.iceis.org/>.
Eighth International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi Agent Systems, including the Eighth International Workshop on Agents and Peer-to-Peer Computing (AP2PC09), 10 - 15 May 2009, Budapest, Hungary.
"P2P networking is the term being used to describe a new crop of decentralized approaches to self-organize large overlay networks where participants can share and exploit enormous autonomous resources. At their heart P2P systems embody the earliest principles of the internet, decentralised systems of similarly enabled 'peers'. What makes P2P networking different is that the times have changed; the numbers of peers involved has multiplied, their rate of turn-over has increased, and they now operate as an overlay within the network application layer."
For more information, please see <http://p2p.ingce.unibo.it/>.
E-books and E-content 2009, 12 May 2009, London, United Kingdom.
"The theme of E-books and E-content this year is innovation the new tools and techniques which have emerged in e-publishing which will impact on everybody involved in content creation and delivery. As usual the event will be of interest to publishers, librarians, content developers and managers, and all involved in the information value chain."
For more information, please see <http://www.econtent2009.com/>.
African Digital Scholarship & Curation 2009, 12 - 14 May 2009, Pretoria, South Africa.
"[This conference is about] identification of opportunities, strategies and practical examples for new forms of research and scholarship and for the management of the digital content of these activities by academics, researchers, scientists, information professionals and IT experts."
For more information, please see <http://www.library.up.ac.za/digitalscholarship.htm>.
Open Repositories (OR) 2009, 18 - 21 May 2009, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
"Repositories increasingly play a pivotal role in the emerging information landscape. Through the format of blending open user group meetings for DSpace, Fedora, and Eprints, followed by general conference sessions that cover cross-cutting and overarching issues, Open Repositories attempts to create an opportunity to explore the challenges faced by user communities and others in today."
For more information, please see <http://openrepositories.org/>.
Eduserv Symposium 2009: Fostering an Identity and Access Management Commons for e-Research, 21 May 2009, London, United Kingdom.
"This symposium will investigate the intersection between identity management, access management and scholarly research collaboration across institutional and geographic boundaries in a world in which the Web has become ubiquitous and in which we see both institution-centric and user-centric identity solutions competing for our attention."
For more information, please see <http://www.eduserv.org.uk/events/esym09>.
Symposium on Teaching with Digital Collections in the Liberal Arts Curriculum, 21 - 23 May 2009, Portland, Oregon.
"This event is recommended for instructional technologists, IT staff, librarians and library support staff, visual resources professionals, and anyone interested in support for teaching with digital collections, particularly images."
For more information, please see <bwbwhttp://web.reed.edu/digital_asset_mgmt/symposium.htmlbw>.
International Conference on Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries (QQML2009), 26 - 29 May 2009, Chania, Crete, Greece.
"Qualitative and Quantitative Methods (QQM) are proved more and more popular tools for Librarians, because of their usefulness to the everyday professional life. QQM aim to the assessment and improvement of the services, to the measurement of the functional effectiveness and efficiency. QQM are the mean to make decisions on fund allocation and financial alternatives. Librarians use also QQM in order to determine why and when their users appreciate their services."
For more information, please see <http://www.isast.org/>.
IASSIST/IFDO 2009, 26 - 29 May 2009, Tampere, Finland.
"The conference will be a joint effort between IASSIST, the International Association of Social Science Information Service & Technology, and IFDO, the International Federation of Data Organisations for the Social Science."
For more information, please see <http://www.fsd.uta.fi/iassist2009/>.
INFORUM 2009: 15th Conference on Professional Information Resources, 27 - 29 May 2009, Prague, Czech Republic.
"The 15th annual conference of INFORUM...deals with professional electronic information resources for research, development, education and business purposes....The conference is attended especially by information professionals from special and public libraries, private corporations and state agencies, IT managers, physicians, lawyers, university teachers and students."
For more information, please see <http://www.inforum.cz/en/>.
Digital Directions: Fundamentals of Creating and Managing Digital Collections, 27 - 29 May 2009, San Diego, California, USA.
"Digital Directions: Fundamentals of Creating and Managing Digital Collections is a three-day conference presenting the essentials of digitization. A national faculty of digital experts will introduce participants to the range of activities and issues associated with digitizing collection material."
For more information, please see <http://www.nedcc.org/about/news.savethedate.php>.
Inspiration, Innovation, Celebration: an Entreprenurial Conference for Librarians, 3 - 4 June 2009, Greensboro, North Carolina, USA.
"The conference attendees will share and celebrate entrepreneurial accomplishments in libraries, inspire each other to innovate, and create a community of interested librarians who will perpetuate the discussion beyond the conference."
For more information, please see <http://blog.zsr.wfu.edu/iic/>.
The 3rd International Conference on Multimedia and Ubiquitous Engineering (MUE 2009), 4 - 7 June 2009, Qingdao, China.
"The 3rd International Conference on Multimedia and Ubiquitous Engineering (MUE 2009) will be the most comprehensive conference focused on the various aspects of advances in Multimedia and Ubiquitous Engineering. Multimedia and Ubiquitous is emerging rapidly as an exciting new paradigm to provide computing life services any time, any where."
For more information, please see <http://grid.hust.edu.cn/mue09/>.
NASIG 24th Annual Conference: Riding the Rapids Through a Mountain of Change, 4 - 7 June 2009, Asheville, North Carolina, USA.
"This is the annual conference for the North American Serials Interest Group (NASIG)."
For more information, please see <http://www.nasig.org/conference_registration.cfm>.
2009 Digital Humanities Summer Institute, 9 - 12 June 2009, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.
"The Digital Humanities Summer Institute provides an environment ideal to discuss, to learn about, and to advance skills in new computing technologies influencing the work of those in the Arts, Humanities and Library communities."
For more information, please see <http://www.dhsi.org/>.
ELPUB 2009, 10 - 12 June 2009, Milan, Italy.
"The ELPUB 2009 conference will focus on key issues in e-communications, exploring dissemination channels, business models, technologies, methods and concepts."
For more information, please see <http://www.elpub.net/>.
ETD 2009, The 12th International Symposium on Electronic Theses and Dissertations, 10 - 13 June 2009, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
"The ETD 2009 Symposium on Electronic Theses and Dissertations is organized by the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD). The NDLTD initiative is an open federation of hundreds of universities and supporting organizations worldwide including research institutions and private companies."
For more information, please see <http://www.library.pitt.edu/etd2009/>.
Special Libraries Conference 2009, 14 - 17 June 2009, Washington, DC, USA.
"SLA will hold its Annual Conference in Washington, DC USA at the Washington Walter E. Washington Convention Center 14-17 June 2009. The conference will create an environment for networking, communication, learning and other developmental opportunities for information professionals."
For more information, please see <http://www.sla.org/content/Events/conference/ac2009/index.cfm>.
Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL) 2009, 15 - 19 June 2009, Austin, Texas, USA.
"Since 2001, the Joint Conference on Digital Libraries has served as the major international forum focused on digital libraries and associated technical, practical, and social issues. JCDL encompasses the many meanings of the term "digital libraries," including (but not limited to) new forms of information institutions; operational information systems with all manner of digital content; new means of selecting, collecting, organizing, and distributing digital content; and theoretical models of information media, including document genres and electronic publishing."
For more information, please see <http://www.jcdl2009.org>.
TrebleCLEF Summer School on Multilingual Information Access, 15 - 19 June 2009, Pisa, Italy.
"The aim of the Summer School is to give participants a grounding in the core topics that constitute the multidisciplinary area of Multilingual Information Access (MLIA). Both theoretical and practical issues will be addressed."
For more information, please see <http://www.trebleclef.eu/summerschool.php>.
Information: Interactions and Impact (i3), 22 - 25 June 2009, Aberdeen, United Kingdom.
"IMPACT i3 is concerned with the quality and effectiveness of the interaction between people and information and how this interaction can bring about change in individuals, organisations, communities and society. The conference will look beyond the issues of use and accessibility of technology to questions about the way interaction with the information and knowledge content of today's systems and services can make a difference to people's lives."
For more information, please see <http://www.i3conference2009.org.uk/>.
(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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