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March/April 2011
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In Print

Calls for Participation

Goings On

Deadline Reminders


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March/April 2011


In Print

  • Cloud-sourcing Research Collections: Managing Print in the Mass-digitized Library Environment, by Constance Malpas, OCLC Research, January 2011, © OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc.

    "This report presents findings from a year-long study designed and executed by OCLC Research, the HathiTrust, New York University's Elmer Bobst Library, and the Research Collections Access & Preservation (ReCAP) consortium, with support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation." For more information see the announcement of the publication.

  • Supporting long term access to Digital Material, MLA (Museums, Libraries & Archives, and The National Archives.

    "At a time when digital formats are increasingly important, it is vital to ensure they are sustainable and accessible over the long term. This is equally the case for materials that originate in digital format, and for those that originate in different forms which are then digitally reformatted. To support this, MLA has commissioned these principles."

  • Collaborate to compete: Seizing the opportunity of online learning for UK higher education, Report to HEFCE by the Online Learning Task Force, January 2011.

    From the Introduction: "The Online Learning Task Force was established in mid-2009 by HEFCE, and was asked to address how UK higher education (HE) might maintain and extend its position as a world leader in online learning. It was also invited to consider international opportunities, ways to encourage flexibility in UK provision, online pedagogy, how to support institutions to take full advantage of rapidly developing technology and rich sources of content, and to ensure quality provision to meet rapidly changing student demands."

  • Digital Preservation Outreach and Education (DPOE) Training Needs Assessment Survey: Executive Summary, Library of Congress, 2011.

    Survey details: "The DPOE Training Needs Assessment Survey was conducted in two phases during the summer and fall of 2010. The survey was distributed through a variety of channels. Announcements were posted on professional and academic email listservs. Email invitations were sent to archivists, librarians, information officers, corporate executives, and similar professionals. The survey announcement was posted on professional blogs and announced on Twitter, Facebook, and digitalpreservation.gov. Cards announcing the survey were distributed to attendees of the American Library Association 2010 Annual Conference."

  • Geek the Library: A Community Awareness Campaign, OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc.

    As announced by OCLC: "This...report documents the results of the Geek the Library pilot campaign conducted in partnership with nearly 100 public libraries in Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa and Wisconsin. The results are optimistic. The report suggests that Geek the Library can change perceptions about libraries, librarians and public library funding, and that implementation of the campaign can positively impact public library funding trends."

  • The Triangle Research Libraries Network's Intellectual Property Rights Strategy for Digitization of Modern Manuscript Collections and Archival Record Groups, by Laura Clark Brown, Judy Ruttenberg, and Kevin L. Smith, J.D., Triangle Research Libraries Network (TRLN), January 2011.

    "With large-scale digitization of modern manuscripts and archival materials come complex intellectual property challenges because any of the hundreds of thousands of individual documents – rather than the collection as a whole – could potentially remain under copyright protection. In curated online exhibits, libraries have avoided these complexities and ambiguities by digitizing materials old enough to be out of copyright protection or by selecting a small number of documents for which it was reasonable to obtain permissions. As a result, materials dating from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries dominate the digital landscape for southern history; and, because fewer modern documents are widely available online, researchers have had an incomplete view of the recent American past. The CCC project aims to provide an unprecedented level of access to a large aggregation of modern documents, and will employ the Intellectual Property Rights Strategy outlined [in this document]."

  • Beyond OER: Shifting Focus to Open Educational Practices, OPAL Report 2011.

    From the Executive Summary: "This study presents the findings of a quantitative study on the use of Open Educational Resources (OER) and Open Educational Practices (OEP) in Higher Education and Adult Learning Institutions. The study is based on the results of an online survey targeted at four educational roles: educational policy makers; institutional policy makers/managers; educational professionals; and learners. The report encompasses five chapters and four annexes. Chapter I presents the survey and Chapter II discloses the main research questions and models. Chapter III characterises the universe of respondents. Chapter IV advances with a detailed survey analysis including an overview of key statistical data. Finally, Chapter V provides an exploratory in-depth analysis of some key issues: representations, attitudes and uses of OEP."

  • 2011 Horizon Report, L. Johnson, R. Smith, H. Willis, A. Levine, and K. Haywood, (2011). The 2011 Horizon Report. Austin, Texas: The New Media Consortium.

    From the Executive Summary: "The internationally recognized series of Horizon Reports is part of the New Media Consortium's Horizon Project, a comprehensive research venture established in 2002 that identifies and describes emerging technologies likely to have a large impact over the coming five years on a variety of sectors around the globe. This volume, the 2011 Horizon Report, examines emerging technologies for their potential impact on and use in teaching, learning, and creative inquiry. It is the eighth in the annual series of reports focused on emerging technology in the higher education environment."

  • The Impact of the Supreme Court's Decision in Costco v. Omega on Libraries, by Jonathan Band, Library Copyright Alliance, 31 January 2011.

    From the Memorandum: "On December 13, 2010, the U.S. Supreme Court decided Costco v. Omega in a manner that eliminated none of the uncertainty caused by the lower court's ruling in that case. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit had ruled that the copyright law's 'first sale doctrine' did not apply to copies manufactured abroad. This ruling cast doubt on a library's ability to circulate books and other materials manufactured outside of the United States....This memorandum suggests that a combination of defenses, including section 602(a)(3)(C) of the Copyright Act, the Ninth Circuit's Drug Emporium exception, implied license, and fair use, allow libraries throughout the country to continue their existing purchasing and circulation practices with a fair degree of confidence that they will not infringe copyright by doing so."

  • Peer Review in Academic Promotion and Publishing: Its Meaning, Locus, and Future, by Diane Harley, Center for Studies in Higher Education, UC Berkeley; and Sophia Krzys Acord, University of California, Berkeley, Center for Studies in Higher Education, UC Berkeley, March 2011.

    From the Abstract: "Since 2005, and with generous funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Center for Studies in Higher Education (CSHE) has been conducting research to explore how academic values – including those related to peer review, publishing, sharing, and collaboration – influence scholarly communication practices and engagement with new technological affordances, open access publishing, and the public good."

    "This report includes (1) an overview of the state of peer review in the Academy at large, (2) a set of recommendations for moving forward, (3) a proposed research agenda to examine in depth the effects of academic status-seeking on the entire academic enterprise, (4) proceedings from the workshop on the four topics noted above, and (5) four substantial and broadly conceived background papers on the workshop topics, with associated literature reviews."

  • What Researchers Want, by Martin Feijen, © Stichting SURF, February 2011.

    "In October 2010, the Dutch universities explored possible projects in the area of research data. One of the outcomes of this discussion was the decision to first investigate what researchers need with respect to storing and accessing research data. The present literature study is the result of that investigation. Fifteen sources were studied, consisting of reports from 2008-2010 covering the Netherlands, the UK, the USA, Australia and Europe."

  • Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography 2010, by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

    "The Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography 2010 presents over 3,800 selected English-language articles, books, and other textual sources that are useful in understanding scholarly electronic publishing efforts on the Internet. It covers digital copyright, digital libraries, digital preservation, digital rights management, digital repositories, economic issues, electronic books and texts, electronic serials, license agreements, metadata, publisher issues, open access, and other related topics. Most sources have been published from 1990 through 2010. Many references have links to freely available copies of included works."

    "The Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography 2010 is available as a paperback (466 pages, $18.95, ISBN-10: 1456453289 and ISBN-13: 9781456453282) and an open access PDF file. All versions of the bibliography are available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 United States License."

  • Digital Curation and Preservation Bibliography 2010, by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

    "In a rapidly changing technological environment, the difficult task of ensuring long-term access to digital information is increasingly important. The Digital Curation and Preservation Bibliography 2010 presents over 500 English-language articles, books, and technical reports that are useful in understanding digital curation and preservation. This selective bibliography covers digital curation and preservation copyright issues, digital formats (e.g., data, media, and e-journals), metadata, models and policies, national and international efforts, projects and institutional implementations, research studies, services, strategies, and digital repository concerns. Most sources have been published from 2000 through 2010; however, a limited number of key sources published prior to 2000 are also included. The bibliography includes links to freely available versions of included works, such as e-prints and open access articles."

    "The Digital Curation and Preservation Bibliography 2010 is available as a paperback (80 pages, $9.95, ISBN-10: 1460913329 and ISBN-13: 9781460913321) and an open access PDF file. All versions of the bibliography are available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 United States License."

  • Ariadne, Issue 66, January 2011, published by UKOLN.

    "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."

  • What's New, Issue 34, March 2011, Digital Preservation Coalition.

    "In this issue:

    • What's on, and What's new
    • Editorial: Austerity, Impact and Planning (Martin Donnelly, DCC)
    • Who's who: Sixty second interview with Susan Corrigall, National Archives of Scotland
    • One world: Peter McKinney, Digital Preservation Policy Analyst, National Library of New Zealand Access
    • Your view: Commentary, questions and debate from readers"
  • Library of Congress Digital Preservation Newsletter (January 2011), produced by the Library of Congress.

    "In this issue:

    • Top 10 List of Digital Preservation Developments in 2010
    • Recap of the National Digital Stewardship Alliance Organizing Workshop
    • Recent interviews about NDIIPP initiatives and projects
    • Profile of Digital Preservation Pioneer Michele Kimpton
    • The Library of Congress is collecting Congressional social media
    • NDIIPP recently convened a variety of experts to consider issues associated with geospatial data appraisal and selection
    • The Library participated in Save Our African American Treasures Program in Detroit, Michigan"
  • Library of Congress Digital Preservation Newsletter (February 2011), produced by the Library of Congress.

    "In this issue:

    • Two new personal archiving videos are now available
    • A profile of the National Library of New Zealand's National Digital Heritage Archive
    • An overview of the new design and updates for the Federal Agencies Digitization Guidelines Initiative website
    • Findings from a survey on digital preservation training
    • An overview of a recent meeting on micro-services for digital collections
    • Announcements: IIPC call for participation for a public event "Out of the Box: Building and Using Web Archive Collections"; the Personal Digital Archiving 2011 Conference is February 24 & 25; NEH Preservation Grants for Smaller Institutions are available.
    • And mark your calendars - April 24-30, 2011 is Preservation Week!"
  • Library of Congress Digital Preservation Newsletter (March 2011), produced by the Library of Congress.

    "In this issue:

    • 'Preserving Our Digital Heritage: The National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program 2010 Report' has just been released
    • An overview of the Personal Digital Archiving Conference
    • NDIIPP is now on Twitter! Follow us: @ndiipp
    • A new Library of Congress video looks at America's Young Web Archivists
    • A profile of Digital Preservation Pioneer Edward Papenfuse
    • A webcast on a briefing about FDsys and Federal Digital Publications is now available
    • ARTstor released a Metadata Extraction Tool (EMET) and a final report for the Preserving Digital Still Images project
    • The Geospatial Multistate Archive and Preservation Partnership adds two new state partners
    • Upcoming Events"
  • ERCIM News, Special theme: Intelligent and Cognitive Systems, Issue No. 84, January 2011.

    "ERCIM News is the magazine of ERCIM (European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics). 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."

  • Primary Source, Vol. 13, No. 1; January 2011.

    "Primary Source offers brief articles to alert readers to new information about grants, monthly highlights of best practices, and important agency news with hotlinks to more detailed information on the Institute of Museum and Libraries Services (IMLS) web site."


Calls for Participation

  • Digital Classicist Seminars, various dates in Summer, London, United Kingdom. Call for papers. The submission deadline for abstracts is 15 April 2011.

    "The Digital Classicist will once more be running a series of seminars in Summer 2011, on the subject of research into the ancient world that has an innovative digital component. Themes could include, but are by no means limited to, visualization, information and data linking, digital textual and linguistic studies, and geographic information and network analysis; so long as the content is likely to be of interest both to classicists/ancient historians/archaeologists and information scientists/digital humanists, and would be considered serious research in at least one of those fields."

  • Workshop on Adaptation in Social and Semantic Web - (SasWeb2011), held in conjunction with UMPAP 2011, 11 - 15 July 2011, Girona, Spain. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 15 April 2011.

    "The workshop aims at discussing the state-of-the-art, open problems, challenges and innovative research approaches in adaptation and personalization for the Social Semantic Web. It provides a forum for proposing innovative and open models, applications and new data sharing scenarios, as well as novel technologies and methodologies for creating and managing these applications."

  • XIII All-Russian Scientific Conference RCDL'2011L Digital libraries: Advanced Methods and Technologies, Digital Collections, 19 - 22 October 2011, Voronez, Russia. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 15 April 2011.

    "RCDL'2011 is the thirteenth conference in the series of All-Russian scientific conferences 'Digital Libraries: Advanced Methods and Technologies, Digital Collections'. Hundreds of scientists from the leading scientific centers of Russia, Austria, Germany, Greece, Italy, New Zealand, the USA,Ukraine and other countries have taken part in the RCDL conferences over the period of 12 years."

  • Fifth International Conference on Web Reasoning and Rule Systems, 29 - 30 August 2011, Galway, Ireland. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 20 April 2011.

    "The International Conference on Web Reasoning and Rule Systems (RR) is a major forum for discussion and dissemination of new results concerning Web Reasoning and Rule Systems."

  • Towards a Digital Mathematics Library (DML 2011), 20 - 21 July 2011, Bertinoro, Italy. Call for papers. The submission deadline for abstracts is 30 April 2011.

    "Mathematicians dream of a digital archive containing all peer-reviewed mathematical literature ever published, properly linked and validated/verified. It is estimated that the entire corpus of mathematical knowledge published over the centuries does not exceed 100,000,000 pages, an amount easily manageable by current information technologies. The workshop's objectives are to formulate the strategy and goals of a global mathematical digital library and to summarize the current successes and failures of ongoing technologies and related projects (EuDML, NUMDAM, Euclid, DML-CZ,...)."

  • INFuture2011: 'Information Sciences and e-Society', 9 - 11 November 2011, Zagreb, Croatia. Call for papers. The deadline for expressions of interest (200 - 300 words) is 1 May 2011.

    "The Department of Information Sciences, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb, Croatia is organizing the 3rd international conference on basic research and applications of leading advances in the field of information sciences related to the e-Society."

  • 24th International Workshop on Description Logics (DL 2011), 13 - 16 July 2011, Barcelona, Spain. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 1 May 2011.

    "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."

  • The 12th International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference, 24 - 28 October 2011, Miami, Florida, USA. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 6 May 2011.

    "Since its inception in 2000, ISMIR has been the world's leading forum for research on the modelling, creation, searching, processing and use of musical data. As the term Music Information Retrieval (MIR) indicates, this research is motivated by the desire to provide music lovers, music professionals and music industry with robust, effective and usable methods and tools to help them locate, retrieve and experience the music they wish to have access to. MIR is a truly interdisciplinary area, involving researchers from the disciplines of musicology, cognitive science, library and information science, computer science and many others."

  • 74th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Information Science and Technology - ASIST 2011, 7 - 12 October 2011, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 31 May 2011.

    "The ASIST Annual Meeting is the main venue for disseminating research centered on advances in the information sciences and related applications of information technology. This year's theme is Bridging the Gulf: Communication and Information in Society, Technology, and Work."


Goings On

  • First ACM International Conference on Multimedia Retrieval (ICMR), 17 - 20 April 2011, Trento, Italy.

    "The First ACM International Conference on Multimedia Retrieval (ICMR), puts together the long-lasting experience of former ACM CIVR and ACM MIR. It is the ideal forum to present and encounter the most recent developments and applications in the area of multimedia content retrieval. Originally set up to illuminate the state-of-the-art in image and video retrieval, ICMR aims at becoming the world reference event in this exciting field of research, where researchers and practitioners can exchange knowledge and ideas."

  • 33rd European Conference on Information Retrieval, 18 - 20 April 2011, Dublin, Ireland.

    "The annual BCS-IRSG European Conference on Information Retrieval is the main European forum for the presentation of new research results in the field of Information Retrieval. The conference encourages the submission of high quality research papers reporting original, previously unpublished results."

  • 7th International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies (WEBIST), 6 - 9 May 2011, Noordwijkerhout, The Netherlands.

    "The purpose of the 7th International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies (WEBIST) is to bring together researchers, engineers and practitioners interested in the technological advances and business applications of web-based information systems. The conference has five main tracks, covering different aspects of Web Information Systems, including Internet Technology, Web Interfaces and Applications, Society, e-Business and e-Government, Web Intelligence and Web Security."

  • International Conference on Computer Supported Education (CSEDU) 2011, 6 - 9 May 2011, Noordwijkerhout, The Netherlands.

    "CSEDU 2011, the International Conference on Computer Supported Education, aims at becoming a yearly meeting place for presenting and discussing new educational environments, best practices and case studies on innovative technology-based learning strategies, institutional policies on computer supported education including open and distance education, using computers. In particular, the Web is currently a preferred medium for distance learning and the learning practice in this context is usually referred to as e-learning. CSEDU 2011 is expected to give an overview of the state of the art as well as upcoming trends, and to promote discussion about the pedagogical potential of new learning and educational technologies in the academic and corporate world."

  • 1st International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science, CLOSER 2011, 7 - 9 May 2011, Noordwijkerhout, The Netherlands.

    "[This conference] focuses on the emerging area of Cloud Computing, inspired by some latest advances that concern the infrastructure, operations, and available services through the global network. Further, the conference considers as essential the link to Services Science, acknowledging the service-orientation in most current IT-driven collaborations. The conference is nevertheless not about the union of these two (already broad) fields, but about Cloud Computing where we are also interested in how Services Science can provide theory, methods and techniques to design, analyze, manage, market etc. Cloud Computing."

  • DigCCurr Professional Institute: Curation Practices for the Digital Object Lifecycle, 15 - 20 May 2011 (with a followup session 12 January 2012), Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA.

    "This professional institute consists of one five-day session in May 2011 and a two-day follow-up session in January 2012. 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."

  • IS&T Archiving Conference, 16 - 19 May 2011, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.

    "Since the first meeting, Archiving has continued to offer a unique opportunity for imaging scientists and those working in the cultural heritage community (curators, archivists, librarians, etc.), as well as in government, industry, and academia, to come together to discuss the most pressing issues related to the digital preservation and stewardship of hardcopy, audio, and video."

  • USETDA 2011: The Magic of ETDs...Where Creative Minds Meet, 18 - 20 May 2011, Orlando, Florida, USA.

    "USETDA 2011 is designed for ETD (Electronic Thesis Dissertation) professionals from graduate schools, libraries and others who work with ETDs or ETD programs. Our focus will be on relevant and current ETD issues with an emphasis on sharing practice-based resources from around the U.S."

  • Aligning National Approaches to Digital Preservation, 23 - 25 May 2011, Tallinn, Estonia.

    "The Aligning National Approaches to Digital Preservation conference developed out of a series of conversations between the Educopia Institute, the U.S. Library of Congress, the University of North Texas, Auburn University, the MetaArchive Cooperative, and the National Library of Estonia about the need for a forum where preservation programs from different national contexts can share information with each other for the purpose of building strategic international collaborations to support the preservation of our collective digital memory."

  • 3rd Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries International Conference (QQML2011), 24 - 27 May 2011, Athens, 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. This is the start point of the innovation involvement and the ongoing procedure of the excellent performance."

  • European Library Automation Group (ELAG) Annual Conference, 25 - 27 May 2011, Prague, Czech Republic.

    "The theme of the 35th annual conference ('It's the Context, stupid!') is taken from the title of a 1994 article by Paul Saffo in Wired magazine. In the article, Saffo wrote 'It is not content but context that will matter most a decade or so from now. The scarce resource will not be stuff, but point of view.' More than fifteen years later, context has never been so important in providing information to library customers."

  • The 8th Extended Semantic Web Conference (ESWC), 29 May - 2 June 2011, Heraklion, Greece.

    "The mission of the Extended Semantic Web Conference is to bring together researchers and practitioners dealing with different aspects of semantic technologies. Following a successful re-launch in 2010 as a multi-track conference, ESWC 2011 builds on the success of the former European Semantic Web Conference series, and seeks to extend its focus by collaborating with other communities and research areas, in which Web semantics play an important role, within and outside ICT, and in a truly international, not just 'European' context."

  • IASSIST 2011: Data Science Professionals: a Global Community of Sharing, 30 May - 3 June 2011, Vancouver, Canada.

    "The theme of this year's conference is Data Science Professionals: a Global Community of Sharing. Social science benefits from professional practices that enable sharing of data, information, and knowledge with a global community. This theme is intended to stimulate discussions about ways in which sharing data, information, and knowledge can contribute to research and to professional practices that enable scientific progress."

Deadline Reminders

(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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