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March/April 2010
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In Print

Point to Point

Calls for Participation

Goings On

Deadline Reminders


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March/April 2010


In Print

  • Sustainable Economics for a Digital Planet:Ensuring Long-Term Access to Digital Information, Final Report of the Blue Ribbon Task Force on Sustainable Digital Preservation and Access, February 2010.

    "Addressing one of the most urgent societal challenges of the Information Age — ensuring that valued digital information will be accessible not just today, but in the future — requires solutions that are at least as much economic and social as technical, according to [this] new report by a Blue Ribbon Task Force."

    For more information, please see the March 4, OCLC press release.

  • The Future of the Internet IV, by Janna Anderson and Lee Rainie, Pew Internet & American Life Project, February 2010.

    "A survey of nearly 900 Internet stakeholders reveals fascinating new perspectives on the way the Internet is affecting human intelligence and the ways that information is being shared and rendered."

    For more information, please see the Pew Internet & American Life Project web site.

  • Assessing the Future Landscape of Scholarly Communication: An Exploration of Faculty Values and Needs in Seven Disciplines, Diane Harley, Sophia Krzys Acord, Sarah Earl-Novell, Shannon Lawrence, C. Judson King, January 2010 .

    "This report brings together the responses of 160 interviewees across 45, mostly elite, research institutions to closely examine scholarly needs and values in seven selected academic fields: archaeology, astrophysics, biology, economics, history, music, and political science....The report is divided into eight chapters and can be read in its entirety online (733 pages) or can be downloaded in a PDF file, as can any individual chapter."

    For more information, please see the report web site.

  • HighWire Press 2009 Librarian eBook Survey, Survey Results Analysis by Michael Newman, Foreword by Anh Bui, High Wire Press, 2010.

    From the Executive Summary: "In the fall of 2009, HighWire Press invited librarians to participate in a survey on attitudes and practices related to digital books (ebooks). One hundred thirty-eight librarians from 13 countries responded to the survey conducted via surveymonkey.com. Sixty-two percent of participants work in graduate/professional or undergraduate academic institutions, and participants represent a variety of roles in libraries, including reference, instruction, technical services, acquisitions, serials, digital resource management, and administration."

    For more information, please see the press release about the survey.

  • Keeping Research Data Safe 2: The identification of long-lived digital datasets for the purposes of cost analysis (Survey results), Joint Information Systems Committee, 2010.

    "One of the core aims of the KRDS2 project was to identify potential sources of cost information for preservation of digital research data and to conduct a survey of them. Between September and November 2009 [the project] made an open invitation via email lists and the project blog and project webpage for others to contact and contribute to the data survey if they had research datasets and associated cost information that they believe may be of interest to the study....A summary analysis plus individual completed responses to the data survey that provide more detail, are available on the project website..."

    For more information, please see the project website.

  • Survey of the Scholarly Journals Using Open Journal Systems, (e-print) by Brian D. Edgar and John Willinsky, Scholarly and Research Communication (In Press).

    "A survey of 998 scholarly journals that use Open Journal Systems (OJS), an open source journal software platform, captures the characteristics of an emerging class of scholar-publisher open access journals (with some representation from more traditional scholarly society and print-based titles). The journals in the sample follow traditional norms for peer-reviewing, acceptance rates, and disciplinary focus, but are distinguished by the number that offer open access to their content, the growth rates in new titles, the participation rates from developing countries, and the extremely low operating budgets."

    For more information, please see the Public Knwolwedge project web site.

  • The Rise of Games and High Performance Computing for Modeling and Simulation, Committee on Modeling, Simulation, and Games; Standing Committee on Technology Insight—Gauge, Evaluate, and Review; National Research Council, National Academies Press, 2010.

    From the Publsher's desciption of the report: "The technical and cultural boundaries between modeling, simulation, and games are increasingly blurring, providing broader access to capabilities in modeling and simulation and further credibility to game-based applications. The purpose of this study is to provide a technical assessment of Modeling, Simulation, and Games (MS&G) research and development worldwide and to identify future applications of this technology and its potential impacts on government and society."

    For more information, please see the publisher's web site.

  • A Guide to Distributed Digital Preservation, K. Skinner and M. Schultz, Eds. (Atlanta, GA: Educopia Institute, 2010).

    "Authored by members of the MetaArchive Cooperative, A Guide to Distributed Digital Preservation is the first of a series of volumes describing successful collaborative strategies and articulating specific new models that may help cultural memory organizations work together for their mutual benefit....This guide is written with a broad audience in mind that includes librarians, archivists, scholars, curators, technologists, lawyers, and administrators. Readers may use this guide to gain both a philosophical and practical understanding of the emerging field of distributed digital preservation, including how to establish or join a network."

    For more information, please see the MetaArchive Cooperative web site.

  • Ariadne, Issue 62, January 2010.

    "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."

    For more information, please see the Ariadne web site.

  • What's New, Issue 23, March 2010.

    "This latest edition marks a new initiative between the Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) and the Digital Curation Centre (DCC) which pools efforts and produces a more frequent and more interactive news bulletin for those interested in all matters of digital curation and preservation. It is a successor of the DCC's monthly Curation News Round-up and the DPC's quarterly bulletin What's new in Digital Preservation?."

    For more information, please see the DPC web site.

  • ERCIM News 80, Special theme: Digital Preservation, January 2010.

    "ERCIM News is the magazine of ERCIM. It reports on joint actions of the ERCIM partners, and aims to reflect the contribution made by ERCIM to the European Community in Information Technology. Through short articles and news items, it provides a forum for the exchange of information between the institutes and also with the wider scientific community. ERCIM News is published quarterly."

    For more information, please see the journal web site.

  • Library of Congress Digital Preservation Newsletter March 2010, Library of Congress.

    "In this issue:

    • The Library of Congress Digital Preservation Newsletter marks its second anniversary. Please take a 5-minute survey and tell us what you think about the Newsletter.
    • Profile of Digital Preservation Pioneer Robert Horton
    • New reports: The Blue Ribbon Task Force on Sustainable Digital Preservation and Access has issued a final report, 'Sustainable Economics for a Digital Planet'; and The Preserving Digital Public Television Project has released the report, 'Strategies for Sustainable Preservation of Born Digital Public Television'.
    • Members of the MetaArchive Cooperative published, 'A Guide to Distributed Digital Preservation.'
    • Read about a recent meeting of a project working to explore enhanced access to legislative digital records
    • The National Endowment for the Humanities offers Preservation Assistance Grants for Smaller Institutions
    • Leslie Johnston joins the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program"

    For more information, please see the March newsletter.

  • Library of Congress Digital Preservation Newsletter (February 2010).

    "In this issue:

    • The Library of Congress explores ways to release open source software
    • A new feature series on digitalpreservation.gov, 'On the Leading Edge,' kicks off with a story about DigitalPreservationEurope
    • View the third release in the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation video series - 'Digital Natives Explore Digital Preservation'
    • The International Internet Preservation Consortium released a web archives registry
    • The Library of Congress presents a new Digital Preservation Podcast Series
    • News of recent meetings featuring Library of Congress staff: the Federation of Earth Science Information Partners Winter 2010 meeting and a Federal Web 2.0 Webinar"

    For more information, please see the February newsletter.


Point to Point

  • Library Related Conferences, compiled by Marian Dworaczek, University of Saskatchewan Library. Last updated: March 10, 2010.

    "This listing of library-related conferences was updated: March 10, 2010."

    For more information, please see the listing.

  • Digital Library Jobs Listing and Library IT Jobs Listing, compiled by Charles Bailey.

    As announced by Charles Bailey: "In January 2009, I began to list digital library and library IT jobs on the DigitalKoans blog. My motivation for doing so was simple: times were hard, unemployment was soaring, and my readers needed help....The scope is deliberately wide, ranging from entry level (or mixed responsibility jobs that may not be 100% IT) to highly specialized jobs requiring fairly esoteric skills. Wherever possible, my posts are based on the actual job ad at the employer's website....DigitalKoans is not primarily a job site, and it may not continue to list jobs indefinitely."

    For more information, please see the sites listed above.


Calls for Participation

  • 2010 International Workshop on Web-scale Knowledge Representation, Retrieval, and Reasoning (Web-KR3 2010), 31 August 2010, Toronto, Canada. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 16 April 2010.

    "This workshop thus aims to bringing together researchers from Web research, Artificial Intelligence (AI), high performance computing, cognitive science, knowledge management, and machine learning to discuss all issues of Web-KR3 in a synergistic setting. The workshop is a full day workshop and will be co-located with the 2010 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conferences on Web Intelligence and Intelligent Agent Technology."

    For more information, please see the workshop web site.

  • XML for the Long Haul: Issues in the Long-term Preservation of XML, 2 August 2010, Montrèal, Canada. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 16 April 2010.

    "This one-day symposium will bring together researchers, government analysts, archivists, preservationists, librarians, and XML practitioners to discuss the problems and challenges of deep time document encoding. What is being done now and what more we can do?"

    For more information, please see the symposium web site.

  • Call for Proposals for the ALA Research Series, issued by the American Library Association (ALA), March 3, 2010. Call for manuscripts, book and article proposals. The submission deadline is 30 April 2010.

    "The ALA Office for Research & Statistics invites manuscripts, book and article proposals for the peer reviewed ALA Research Series. The ALA Research Series expands the knowledge base of library research by publishing quantitative and/or qualitative research and analysis that addresses topics important to libraries, librarians and education in the profession — accessible, useful, practical, sustainable research."

    For more information, please see the press release announcing the call.

  • Journal of Education for Library and Information Science: Special Section: Digital Library and Digital Curation Curricula (Winter 2011), Guest Editor: Jeffrey Pomerantz. Call for papers. The submission deadline for abstracts is 30 April 2010.

    "Enormous quantities of data are constantly being produced and stored electronically: the volume of born-digital data far outstrips print, mass digitization efforts are being launched by institutions of all kinds, and personal devices that can capture images and video are commonplace. In this new environment, it is becoming increasingly clear that libraries, archives, and museums — indeed, cultural heritage institutions of all types — face shared challenges. In response, these disciplines — library and information science, archival studies, and museum studies — increasingly share overlapping educational goals. Only in the past five years or so, however, have significant efforts been launched in these programs to develop curricula to identify and meet these educational goals. We encourage researchers and educators in any of these or related disciplines to discuss the development, implementation, or evaluation of entire curricula, individual courses, or professional development programs to meet these educational goals, in the Winter 2011 issue of JELIS (Volume 52, no. 1)."

    "Inquiries and abstract submissions can be forwarded electronically to Jeffrey Pomerantz
    School of Information and Library Science
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    E-mail: jeliseditors@gmail.com."

  • 5th International Conference for Internet Technology and Secured Transactions (ICITST-2010), 8 - 11 November 2010, London, United Kingdom. Call for participation. The submission deadline for workshop and tutorial proposals is 30 April 2010, and for full papers is 31 May 2010.

    "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."

    For more information, please see the conference web site.

  • CLEF 2010: Conference on Multilingual and Multimodal Information Access Evaluation, 20 - 23 September 2010, Padua, Italy. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 2 May 2010.

    "CLEF 2010 will consist of two parts, of two days each. One part will be devoted to presentations of papers on all aspects of the evaluation of information access systems. The other two-day part of CLEF 2010 will be devoted to a series of 'labs'. Two different forms of labs will be offered: labs can either be run 'campaign-style' during the twelve month period preceding the conference, or adopt a more 'workshop'-style format that can explore issues of information access evaluation and related fields. The labs will culminate in sessions of a half-day, one full day or two days at the CLEF 2010 conference."

    For more information, please see the conference web site.

  • iPRES 2010: 7th International Conference on Preservation of Digital Objects, 19 - 24 September 2010, Vienna, Austria. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 5 May 2010.

    "iPRES 2010 will be the seventh in the series of annual international conferences that bring together researchers and practitioners from around the world to explore the latest trends, innovations, and practices in preserving our digital heritage."

    For more information, please see the conference web site.

  • The ECAI-10 Workshop on Automated Reasoning about Context and Ontology Evolution (ARCOE-10), 16 - 17 August 2010, Lisbon Portugal. Call for papers The submission deadline for abstracts is 7 May 2010.

    "ARCOE-10 aims at bringing together researchers and practitioners from core areas of Artificial Intelligence (Knowledge Representation and Reasoning, Contexts, and Ontologies) to discuss these kinds of problems and relevant results. Historically, there have been at least three different, yet interdependent motivations behind this type of research: defining the relationship between an ontology and its context, providing support to ontology engineers, enhancing problem solving and communication for software agents."

    For more information, please see the workshop web site.

  • IJCCI - 2nd International Joint Conference on Computational Intelligence, 24 - 26 October 2010, Valencia, Spain. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 18 May 2010.

    "The purpose of IJCCI 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 the conference web site.

  • ICNC- International Conference on Neural Computation, 24 - 26 October 2010, Valencia, Spain. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 18 May 2010.

    "Neural computation and artificial neural networks have seen an explosion of interest over the last few years, and are being successfully applied across an extraordinary range of problem domains, in areas as diverse as finance, medicine, engineering, geology and physics, in problems of prediction, classification or control. Several architectures, learning strategies and algorithms have been introduced in this highly dynamic field in the last couple of decades. This conference intends to be a major forum for scientists, engineers and practitioners interested in the study, analysis, design, modeling and implementation of neural computing systems, both theoretically and in a broad range of application fields."

    For more information, please see the conference web site.

  • ICEC - International Conference on Evolutionary Computation, 24 - 26 October 2010, Valencia, Spain. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 18 May 2010.

    "Considered a subfield of computational intelligence focused on combinatorial optimization problems, evolutionary computation is associated with systems that use computational models of evolutionary processes as the key elements in design and implementation, i.e. computational techniques which are based to some degree on the evolution of biological life in the natural world. A number of evolutionary computational models have been proposed, including evolutionary algorithms, genetic algorithms, the evolution strategy, evolutionary programming, and artificial life. This conference intends to be a major forum for scientists, engineers and practitioners interested in the study, analysis, design, modeling and implementation of evolvable systems, both theoretically and in a broad range of application fields."

    For more information, please see the conference web site.

  • KEOD - International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Ontology Development, 25 - 28 October 2010, Valencia, Spain. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 20 May 2010.

    "Knowledge Engineering (KE) refers to all technical, scientific and social aspects involved in building, maintaining and using knowledge-based systems. KE is a multidisciplinary field, bringing in concepts and methods from several computer science domains such as artificial intelligence, databases, expert systems, decision support systems and geographic information systems. From the software development point of view, KE uses principles that are strongly related to software engineering. KE is also related to mathematical logic, as well as strongly involved in cognitive science and socio-cognitive engineering where the knowledge is produced by socio-cognitive aggregates (mainly humans) and is structured according to our understanding of how human reasoning and logic works. Currently, KE is strongly related to the construction of shared knowledge bases or conceptual frameworks, often designated as ontologies."

    For more information, please see the conference web site.

  • KMIS - International Conference on Knowledge Management and Information Sharing, 25 - 28 October 2010, Valencia, Spain. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 20 May 2010.

    "Knowledge Management (KM) is a discipline concerned with the analysis and technical support of practices used in an organization to identify, create, represent, distribute and enable the adoption and leveraging of good practices embedded in collaborative settings and, in particular, in organizational processes. Effective knowledge management is an increasingly important source of competitive advantage, and a key to the success of contemporary organizations, bolstering the collective expertise of its employees and partners."

    For more information, please see the conference web site.

  • KDIR - International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Information Retrieval, 25 - 28 October 2010, Valencia, Spain. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 20 May 2010.

    "Knowledge Discovery is an interdisciplinary area focusing upon methodologies for identifying valid, novel, potentially useful and meaningful patterns from data, often based on underlying large data sets. A major aspect of Knowledge Discovery is data mining, i.e. applying data analysis and discovery algorithms that produce a particular enumeration of patterns (or models) over the data. Knowledge Discovery also includes the evaluation of patterns and identification of which add to knowledge. This has proven to be a promising approach for enhancing the intelligence of software systems and services."

    For more information, please see the conference web site.


Goings On

  • Digital Preservation - The Planets Way, 19 - 21 April 2010, Rome, Italy.

    "Planets is a joint European project co-funded by the European Commission as part of Framework Programme 6 and delivered by a Consortium of 16 National Libraries, Archives, research and technology institutions. Planets has already released a number of preservation tools that can be used freely and/or downloaded, and by mid 2010 will make available a Preservation Framework and suite of digital preservation tools and services."

    For more information, please see the conference web site.

  • Digital Futures: from digitization to delivery, 19 - 23 April 2010, London, United Kingdom.

    "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 the conference web site.

  • Web Science Conference 2010, 26 - 27 April 2010, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA.

    "This conference embraces physical and social science drawing on computer and engineering sciences, sociology, economics, political science, law, management geography and psychology. Web Science 2010 brings these disciplines together in creative and critical dialogue and crosses traditional disciplinary boundaries."

    For more information, please see the conference web site.

  • emtacl10 – emerging technologies in academic libraries, 26 - 28 April 2010, Trondheim, Norway.

    "New technologies provide challenges and opportunities for information professionals in academic libraries. Addressing these issues must be a priority if we are to ensure the relevance of our libraries in a changing world. [This] conference has focussed tracks on topics related to supporting research, social networks and mashups, mobile technologies, the semantic web, new literacies, best practices in the emerging academic library and users and user-centric services."

    For more information, please see the conference web site.

  • ECA 2010: 8th European Conference on Digital Archiving, 28 - 30 April 2010, Geneva, Switzerland.

    "Designed to define the current and future challenges of the profession, the conference is being organised by the European Regional Branch (EURBICA) and the Section on Professional Associations (SPA) of the International Council on Archives (ICA) as well as by the Swiss Federal Archives. The International Scientific Committee, responsible for the programme of the conference, decided to choose digital archiving as the general theme for this 8th edition. They wished to innovate by focusing on the function of archives – the archiving – and no longer on the institution."

    For more information, please see the conference web site.

  • international Summer School at Stuttgart Media University, 3 - 12 May 2010, Stuttgart, Germany.

    "Spice up your studies or professional development, by joining the international Summer School at Stuttgart Media University, with lecturers from Germany, Malaysia, the Netherlands, and the USA.

    • Workshop 1: 'Music in Digital Libraries and Archives'
    • Workshop 2: 'Media Literacy for the Information Professional'
    • Workshop 3: 'Introduction to Multimedia Systems'
    • Workshop 4: 'Intercultural Encounters'
    • Workshop 5: 'Management und Technik Digitaler Bibliotheken'
    • Workshop 6: 'Strategic Management for Electronic Publishing'"

    For more information, please see the Summer School web site.

  • 23rd International Workshop on Description Logics (DL 2010), 4 - 7 May 2010, Waterloo, Canada.

    "The DL workshop is the major annual event of the description logic research community. It is the forum at which those interested in description logics, both from academia and industry, meet to discuss ideas, share information and compare experiences."

    For more information, please see the workshop web site.

  • 4th International Workshop on Modular Ontologies, 11 May 2010, Toronto, Canada.

    "Modularity, as studied for many years in software engineering, allows mechanisms for easy and flexible reuse, generalization, structuring, maintenance, design patterns, and comprehension. Applied to ontology engineering, modularity is central not only to reduce the complexity of understanding ontologies, but also to facilitate ontology maintenance and ontology reasoning."

    For more information, please see the workshop web site.

  • FOIS 2010 6th International Conference on Formal Ontology in Information Systems, 11 - 14 May 2010, Toronto, Canada.

    "Ontology began life in ancient times as a fundamental part of philosophical enquiry concerned with the analysis and categorisation of what exists. In recent years, the subject has taken a practical turn with the advent of complex computerised information systems which are reliant on robust and coherent representations of their subject matter. The systematisation and elaboration of such representations and their associated reasoning techniques constitute the modern discipline of formal ontology, which is now being applied to such diverse domains as artificial intelligence, computational linguistics, bioinformatics, GIS, knowledge engineering, information retrieval, and the Semantic Web. Researchers in all these areas are becoming increasingly aware of the need for serious engagement with ontology, understood as a general theory of the types of entities and relations making up their respective domains of enquiry, to provide a solid foundation for their work. FOIS is intended to provide a meeting point for researchers from these and other disciplines with an interest in formal ontology, where both theoretical issues and concrete applications can be explored in a spirit of genuine interdisciplinarity."

    For more information, please see the conference web site.

  • DigCCurr Professional Institute: Curation Practices for the Digital Object Lifecycle, 16 - 21 May 2010 and follow-up on 6 - 7 January 2011, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA.

    "This professional institute consists of one five-day session in May 2010 and a two-day follow-up session in January 2011. Each day of the May session will include lectures, discussion and an interactive component. A course pack and a private, online discussion space will be provided to supplement learning and application of the material."

    For more information, please see the institute web site.

  • IADIS International Conference e-Society 2010, 18 - 21 May 2010, Porto, Portugal.

    "The IADIS e-Society 2010 conference aims to address the main issues of concern within the Information Society. This conference covers both the technical as well as the non-technical aspects of the Information Society. Broad areas of interest are eSociety and Digital Divide, eBusiness/eCommerce, eLearning, New Media and E-Society, Digital Services in ESociety, eGovernment/eGovernance, eHealth, Information Systems, and Information Management. These broad areas are divided into more detailed areas."

    For more information, please see the conference web site.

  • LREC 2010 Workshop on Web Logs and Question Answering (WLQA2010), 22 May 2010, Valletta, Malta.

    "Recently there has been much interest in Web query logs and in particular methods for analysing these in order to extract information which can be used to improve Information Retrieval (IR) systems. Logs are typically extremely large and contain naturally occurring and noisy data. Automatic techniques (using for example statistical approaches or machine learning algorithms) are therefore necessary since manual approaches are not generally feasible. The purpose of the workshop, therefore, is to investigate how some of the methods developed for analysing web logs within an implicit IR context can be applied to Question Answering."

    For more information, please see the workshop web site.

  • The Tectonics of Digital Curation A Symposium on the Shifting Preservation and Access Landscape, 25 - 26 May 2010, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

    "This century's new decade is exposing the features of a society increasingly dependent on cultural and scientific content that is created, networked, used, and preserved in digital form. The Tectonics of Digital Curation: A Symposium on the Shifting Preservation and Access Landscape explores the sustainability of curated cultural collections created for and maintained on the web. At this two-day symposium, a diverse faculty of national experts will explore the forces at play in our increasingly networked society and the challenges they present for sustaining our digital collections."

    For more information, please see the symposium web site.

  • INFORUM 2010: 16th Conference on Professional Information Resources, 25 - 27 May 2010, Prague, Czech Republic.

    "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 the conference web site.

  • International Conference on Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries: QQML 2010, 25 - 28 May 2010, Chania, Crete, Greece.

    "Qualitative and Quantitative Methods (QQM) are proved [to be] 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 means 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 the conference web site.

  • Metadata 2010 Sharing Data, Sharing Ideas, 26 - 27 May 2010, Canberra, Australia.

    "This conference on metadata management brings together practitioners and managers to discuss issues related to metadata management, with particular emphasis on public sector data and metadata."

    For more information, please see the conference web site.

  • 7th Extended Semantic Web Conference (ESWC 2010), 30 May - 3 June 2010, Heraklion, Greece.

    "The mission of the Extended Semantic Web Conference (ESWC 2010) is to bring together researchers and practioners dealing with different aspects of semantics on the Web. ESWC2010 builds on the success of the former European Semantic Web Conference series, but seeks to extend its focus by engaging with other communities within and outside ICT, in which semantics can play an important role."

    For more information, please see the conference web site.

Deadline Reminders

  • IFLA Information Technology Section, Theme: Libraries and the Semantic Web, 76th IFLA General Conference, 10 - 15 August 2010, Gothenburg, Sweden. Call for papers. The submission deadline for abstracts is 4 April 2010.

(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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