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March/April 2015
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In Print

Point to Point

Calls for Participation

Goings On

Deadline Reminders


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March/April 2015


In Print

  • NISO Strategic Directions, January 2015. Published by the National Information Standards Organization (NISO).

    "Recently, the NISO Topic Committees reviewed their current and recent portfolios and discussed potential future activities in an effort to validate or update the [NISO] Framework, and as an opportunity for individual Topic Committee members to understand the work of the other Topic Committees and to potentially offer ideas and other contributions that will enrich the overall future directions for NISO work. This exercise was also intended to identify any cohesive themes that run through the work of each Topic Committee to appropriately and adequately address them in the course of development of each Topic Committee's respective portfolio of standards and recommended practices, and to support any need for Topic Committees to effectively collaborate. This document is the summary of this work by the three Topic Committees."

  • Digital Scholarship Centers: Trends & Good Practice, by Joan K. Lippincott and Diane Goldenberg-Har, Coalition for Networked Information.

    "[This is a report on] the Coalition for Networked Information's Digital Scholarship Centers Workshop held on April 2, 2014 in St. Lous Missouri."

  • Access License and Indicators: A Recommended Practice of the National Information Standards Organization, NISO RP-22-2015. Approved: January 5, 2015.

    From the Purpose and Scope section: "This recommended practice defines metadata indicators to be used to indicate free-to-read content and a link to license terms for the use/re-use of that content. Humans and machines will be able to assess the status of the content based on these indicators and in many cases the combination of the free_to_read and license_reference metadata will indicate Open Access content. The indicators include a date component so that content with access and re-use rights that change over time can be adequately understood by both humans and machines using the metadata."

  • Public Libraries in the United States Survey: Fiscal Year 2012 (IMLS-2015-PLS-01), D. W. Swan, J. Grimes, T. Owens, et al., Institute of Museum and Library Services. Washington, DC., 2014.

    "Public Libraries in the United States Survey: Fiscal Year 2012 [is] an analysis of the most comprehensive annual data collection of U.S. public library statistics. Ninety-seven percent of public libraries in the 50 states and the District of Columbia contribute data for the survey, which is now in its 26th year. The survey report provides analysis of 13 key indicators of library investments and library use, and profiles for each state, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. Policymakers and practitioners use the report findings to make informed decisions about library support and management."

  • Digital Public Library of America Strategic Plan: 2015 through 2017, Digital Public Library of America, January 2015.

    "Beginning this year, and with the release of the DPLA strategic plan for the next three years, the Digital Public Library of America will hit its stride. We encourage you to read the plan to see what's in store, but also to know that it will require your help and support; so much in the plan is community-driven, and will be done with that same emphasis on widespread and productive collaboration."

  • IEEE TCDL Bulletin, Volume 10 Issue 2, January 2015.

    "This is the 20th issue of the TCDL Bulletin and it features papers from the Digital Libraries 2014 Doctoral Consortium, which brought together Ph.D. students from around the world to meet with an equally international group of research advisors."

  • Improving the Discoverability of Scholarly Content: Academic Library Priorities and Perspectives: A SAGE White Paper, by Lettie Y. Conrad and Elisabeth Leonard, Sage Publications, January 2015.

    "This new SAGE white paper...discusses new ways for members of the scholarly communications supply chain to come together to solve discoverability issues....The paper discusses how content providers can promote discoverability by 'getting their metadata out there everywhere.' For example, publishers can participate in open web and library resource discovery and access tools such as search engine indexing, high-quality, timely MARC records, and metadata standards compliance."

  • COAR Roadmap Future Directions for Repository Interoperability, Working Group 2: Repository Interoperability, COAR (Confederation of Open Access Repositories) February 2015.

    "This document is the culmination of over a year's work to identify priority issues for repository interoperability. The preparation of the roadmap was spearheaded by Friedrich Summann from Bielefeld University in Germany, with support from a COAR Editorial Group and input from an international Expert Advisory Panel."

  • Horizon Report 2015 Higher Education Edition, by L. Johnson, S. Adams Becker, Y. Estrada, and A. Freeman. © The New Media Consortium, 2015. Shared via Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

    From the Executive Summary: "What is on the five-year horizon for higher education institutions? Which trends and technologies will drive educational change? What are the challenges that we consider as solvable or difficult to overcome, and how can we strategize effective solutions? These questions and similar inquiries regarding technology adoption and educational change steered the collaborative research and discussions of a body of 56 experts to produce the NMC Horizon Report: 2015 Higher Education Edition, in partnership with the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI)."

  • The Future of Library Resource Discovery: A white paper commissioned by the NISO Discovery to Delivery (D2D) Topic Committee, by Marshall Breeding, February 2015, ©2015 NISO.

    From the Introduction: "This paper provides an overview of the current resource discovery environment and discusses some of the possibilities regarding how these technologies, methodologies, and products might be able to adapt to changes in the evolving information landscape in scholarly communications and to take advantage of new technologies, metadata models, or linking environments to better accomplish the needs of libraries to provide access to resources."

  • What Does the HathiTrust Decision Mean for Libraries? by Jonathan Band RLI285 Research Library Issues: A Report from ARL, CNI, and SPARC, 2015.

    "The library community welcomed the decision of the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in Authors Guild v. HathiTrust, 755 F. 3d 87 (2d Cir. 2014). The decision has implications for libraries that go far beyond the specific facts of the case. This paper offers some preliminary thoughts on what these implications may be."

  • What Is the Internet of Things?, by Mike Loukides and Jon Bruner, © 2015 O'Reilly Media, Inc., January 2015.

    (This report is free, but you must register before downloading it.) From the Abstract: "This report provides a high-level overview of the foundational changes that have enabled the [Internet of Things] IoT and examines how it's revolutionizing not just consumer goods and gadgets, but manufacturing, design, engineering, medicine, government, business models, and the way we live our lives."

  • Open Access Article Processing Charges: DOAJ Survey May 2014, Heather Morrison , Jihane Salhab, Alexis Calvé-Genest and Tony Horava, Publications 3(1) 5 February 2015: 1-6, ISSN 2304-6775, doi:10.3390/publications3010001.

    From the Abstract: "This article reports the results of a survey of the 2567 journals, or 26% of journals listed in DOAJ, that do have Article Processing Charges (APCs) based on a sample of 1432 of these journals. Results indicate a volatile sector that would make future APCs difficult to predict for budgeting purposes."

  • Research Library Issues (RLI) 285 Special Issue on Copyright, Research Library Issues: A Report from ARL, CNI, and SPARC, © Association of Research Libraries, 2015.

    "ARL has published Research Library Issues (RLI) no. 285, a special issue focusing on recent developments in US copyright law as well as international copyright agreements. Many of these developments have significant implications for research libraries and higher education."

  • Report of the Association of Research Libraries Strategic Thinking and Design Initiative, Published by the Association of Research Libraries, 2014.

    "ARL has released the final report on the Strategic Thinking and Design work (PDF) that the Association undertook from the fall of 2013 through the spring of 2014. Fueled by the deep desire of the ARL membership to rise up to the challenges facing higher education in the 21st century, the Association engaged in this unprecedented project to reimagine the future of the research library and reshape its organization to help bring that future into being. The report includes a detailed description of the innovative process as well as the Framework and the System of Action that emerged from the process."

  • The Center of Excellence Model for Information Services, CLIR pub 163, by Joy Kirchner, José Diaz, Geneva Henry, Susan Fliss, John Culshaw, Heather Gendron, and Jon E. Cawthorne, published by the Council on Library and Information Services, February 2015. ISBN 978-1-932326-49-9.

    From the Abstract: "In 2013, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation awarded a group of librarians from ARL's Research Library Leadership Fellows program a planning grant to examine the center of excellence (CoE) model for information services....This report describes the team's approach to examining the feasibility of CoEs in the library setting."

  • Infokit: Digital file formats, JISC Digital Media, 2015.

    "This infokit should provide useful advice to those working in areas similar (although certainly not limited) to the following: digital media creators and sharers, managers of media collections or asset libraries, technologists involved in archival and digitisation work, managers of digitisation projects, curators of technical content, web publishers of digital media, learning technologists."

  • Investing in Curation: A Shared Path to Sustainability - The 4C Roadmap, 4C Project (Collaboration to Clarify the Costs of Curation), February 2015.

    From the Introduction: "How can organisations working in a variety of different domains more cost-effectively look after and account for the digital assets in their care? This concise Roadmap sets out to address that question by outlining the steps that should be taken over the next five years in order to maximise the efficiency of digital curation and to ensure sustainability."

  • The Journal of Electronic Publishing, Volume 18, Issue 2 (Spring 2015).

    In this issue:

    • Editor's Note by Maria Bonn
    • The Educational Value of Truly Interactive Scientific Publishing by Michael J. Ackerman
    • Hybrid Review: Taking SoTL Beyond Traditional Peer Review for Journal Publication by B. Jean Mandernach, Rick Holbeck, and Ted Cross
    • Physics and the Future of Books by Peter Meyers
    • Back to the Future by Bob Stein
  • Information Standards Quarterly (ISQ): Topic: Licensing of Digital content, Winter 2014. Volume 26, Number 4. Published by the National Information Standards Organization (NISO)

    "This issue of ISQ discusses the current state of e-content licensing, standards and tools to aid in the licensing process, and two projects aimed at improving rights management and providing an alternative to standard licenses."

  • NISO Working Group Connection, February 2015, National Information Standards Organization (NISO).

    "Working Group Connection is a quarterly supplement to NISO Newsline."

  • OSTI.gov Newsletter, Issue 10, January/February 2015.

    "OSTI is the Department of Energy office that collects, preserves, and disseminates DOE-sponsored R&D results....[In this issue] the Department of Energy (DOE) Public Access Gateway for Energy and Science (DOE PAGES) offers guidance on its home page for DOE-funded authors who, effective October 1, 2014, are required to make accessible the accepted manuscripts of publications they author or co-author, along with associated metadata, to the DOE Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)."

  • Primary Source, Vol. 17, No. 2 February 2015, Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).

    "Primary Source presents brief articles alert readers to new information about grants, monthly highlights of best practices, and important IMLS news with hotlinks to more detailed information on the Web site. Past and current issues of the newsletter and subscription information are available on the IMLS Web site."

  • Informer, Winter 2015 Issue.

    "Informer is the quarterly newsletter of the BCS Information Retrieval Specialist Group (IRSG). Its aim is to provide insights and inspiration to researchers and professionals working in all aspects of search and information retrieval. Our articles provide accessible and timely coverage of important topics, ranging from focused, practical advice, to concise overviews of broader topics, and to deeper, research-oriented articles and opinion pieces."

  • DuraSpace Digest, Vol. 7, Issue 1, January 2015, and Vol. 7, Issue 2, February 2015.

    "The DuraSpace Digest highlights recent events, releases, and opportunities of interest to the DuraSpace community."


Point to Point


Calls for Participation

  • USETDA 2015 (U.S. Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Conference), 29 September - 1 October 2015, Austin, Texas, USA. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 15 April 2015.

    "The conference theme 'Significant Impact' focuses on new and emerging ETD practices, needs, and influences while also exploring the present state and impact of ETDs and related initiatives."

  • Balisage Pre-conference Symposium - Cultural Heritage Markup: Using Markup to preserve, understand, and disseminate cultural heritage materials, 10 August 2015, Bethesda, Maryland, USA. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 17 April 2015.

    "Markup and markup technologies are used in a wide variety of cultural heritage projects by linguists, students of literature, librarians, historians, curators, and others. Markup is used behind the scenes in archives, libraries, and museums to create and store metadata and the textual content of a wide variety of materials both textual and artifactual. We want to know how you or your project are using markup to preserve, analyze, disseminate, or curate materials of long-term value to society."

  • Seventeenth International Conference on Grey Literature: A New Wave of Textual and Non-Textual Grey Literature, 1 - 2 December 2015, Amsterdam, Netherlands. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 24 April 2015.

    "While bridging textual and non-textual content is technically possible, it also requires an information policy in place that supports these new digital assets. Likewise, information professionals and practitioners must be able to (re)appropriate human resources and streamline their workflow in innovative ways. These should allow for content and feedback generated in social networks and in particular the information communities served. The Seventeenth International Conference on Grey Literature welcomes authors and researchers to share their experience and vision on how to channel this new wave of grey literature."

  • 78th ASIS&T Annual Meeting, 6 - 10 November 2015, St. Louis, Missouri, USA. Call for papers. panels, workshops & tutorials The submission deadline is 30 April 2015.

    "This year's conference theme provides an opportunity for information science researchers – including academics and practitioner researchers – to discuss the impact of their research on industry, on government, on local/national/global community groups, on individuals, on information systems, on libraries/museums/galleries, and on other practice contexts. The theme highlights the introduction of a new conference focus on Applied Research, which recognizes that basic research in information science is also inspired by, and/or connected to, information practice contexts."

  • Fourth International Conference on Future Generation Communication Technologies (FGCT 2015), 29 - 31 July 2015, Luton (near London), United Kingdom. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 1 May 2015.

    "This conference is designed for teachers, administrators, practitioners, researchers and scientists in the development arenas. It aims to provide discussions and simulations in the communication technology at the broad level and broadcasting technology and related technologies at the micro level. Through a set of research papers, using innovative and interactive approach, participants can expect to share a set of research that will prepare them to apply new technologies to their work in teaching, research and educational development amid this rapidly evolving landscape."

  • 7th International ACM Conference on Management of computational and collective Intelligence in Digital EcoSystems (MEDES 2015), 25 - 29 October 2015, Caraguatatuba/São Paulo, Brazil. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 15 May 2015.

    "The International ACM Conference on Management of computational and collective IntElligence in Digital EcoSystems (MEDES) aims to develop and bring together a diverse community from academia, research laboratories and industry interested in exploring the manifold challenges and issues related to resource management of Digital Ecosystems and how current approaches and technologies can be evolved and adapted to this end."

  • European Data Forum (EDF2015), 16 - 17 November 2015, Luxembourg. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 15 May 2015.

    "The European Data Forum (EDF) is an annual meeting place for industry, research, policy makers, and community initiatives to discuss the challenges and opportunities of the Global and European data economy. Spurred by recent developments such as Big Data and Data-driven Business, data has become the fourth production factor (next to personnel, capital, and natural resources), which offers completely new opportunities and at the same time it confronts us with novel challenges. The forum balances technical, business-oriented and socio-economic, perspectives and approaches in order to develop a vibrant, interdisciplinary stakeholder community. Special focus will be devoted to innovation and business opportunities opened by data technologies and their exploitation, in the perspective of a digital single market in Europe."

  • 11th International Conference on Semantic Systems, 15 - 17 September 2015, Vienna, Austria. Call for papers. The submission deadline for abstracts is 22 May 2015.

    "The annual SEMANTiCS conference is the meeting place for professionals who make semantic computing work, who understand its benefits and encounter its limitations. Every year, SEMANTiCS attracts information managers, IT-architects, software engineers and researchers from organisations ranging from NPOs, through public administrations to the largest companies in the world. Attendees learn from industry experts and top researchers about emerging trends and topics in the fields of semantic software, enterprise data, linked data & open data strategies, methodologies in knowledge modelling and text & data analytics. The SEMANTiCS community is highly diverse; attendees have responsibilities in interlinking areas like knowledge management, technical documentation, e-commerce, big data analytics, enterprise search, document management, business intelligence and enterprise vocabulary management."


Goings On

  • The Third International Conference on Digital Enterprise and Information Systems (DEIS2015), 16 - 18 April 2015, Shenzhen, China.

    "You are invited to participate in The Third International Conference on Digital Enterprise and Information Systems (DEIS2015) that will be held in Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences (SIAT-CAS), Shenzhen, China...The event will be held over three days, with presentations delivered by researchers from the international community, including presentations from keynote speakers and state-of-the-art lectures."

  • Hydra Camp London, 20 - 23 April 2015, London, United Kingdom.

    "Hydra Camp London is a training event enabling technical staff to learn about the Hydra technology stack so they can establish their own implementation."

  • RDAP15 Research Data Access and Preservation Summit 2015, 22 - 24 April 2015, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.

    "RDAP15 offers attendees the unique chance to interact with and learn from practitioners and researchers working in a variety of fields on research data management, access, and preservation issues. The summit provides a forum for reaching across disciplines and institutions to work on common solutions to issues surrounding research data management. Participants will have multiple opportunities to expand professional networks and acquire practical knowledge and skills that can be applied to their own work and projects."

  • 4th International Conference of Asian Special Libraries (ICoASL 2015), 22 - 24 April 2015, Seoul, Korea.

    "The objective of the ICoASL 2015 is to provide a platform for exchange of knowledge and skills relevant to information professionals in Asia with a global perspective. This Conference expects global participation by information scientists and professionals involved in library research, practice, and other related disciplines in the field of library and information studies."

  • The IA [Information Architecture] Summit, 22 - 26 April 2015, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.

    "In 2015 we're 'reclaiming information architecture' as the focus of the IA Summit. This isn't just a theme, it's the start of a long-term goal to bring renewed purpose to our series of events, year after year. For over 15 years, the IA Summit has influenced how people think about information architecture, content strategy, and experience design."

  • Hydra Europe Symposium, 23 - 24 April 2015, London, United Kingdom.

    "Hydra Europe Symposium is a free event for digital collection managers, collection owners and their software developers that will provide insights into how Hydra can serve your needs."

  • EuroSys 2015, 21 - 24 April 2015, Bordeaux, France.

    "The EuroSys conference series brings together professionals from academia and industry. It has a strong focus on systems research and development: operating systems, data base systems, real-time systems and middleware for networked, distributed, parallel, or embedded computing systems. EuroSys has become a premier forum for discussing various issues of systems software research and development, including implications related to hardware and applications."

  • Personal Digital Archiving 2015, 24 - 27 April 2015, New York City, New York, USA.

    "Our personal and professional records are now primarily digital, and our lives are geared toward constant sharing of these works, from street protests to baby photos. The complexity of these growing collections in every sphere of our lives cannot be overstated. The Personal Digital Archiving 2015 Conference welcomes a broad community, working to ensure longterm access to these personal collections and archives."

  • Computers in Libraries 2015, 27 - 29 April 2015, Washington, DC, USA.

    "Computers in Libraries 2015 continues a long tradition of looking at emerging technologies, hearing from bleeding edge practitioners, and sharing case studies of innovative libraries, and insights from information industry leaders and watchers."

  • 1st International Conference on Geographical Information Systems Theory, Applications and Management - GISTAM 2015, 28 - 30 April 2015, Barcelona, Spain.

    "The International Conference on Geographical Information Systems Theory, Applications and Management aims at creating a meeting point of researchers and practitioners that address new challenges in geo-spatial data sensing, observation, representation, processing, visualization, sharing and managing, in all aspects concerning both information communication and technologies (ICT) as well as management information systems and knowledge-based systems."

  • 17th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - ICEIS 2015, 29 - 30 April 2015, Barcelona, Spain.

    "The purpose of the 17th 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. Six simultaneous tracks will be held, covering different aspects of Enterprise Information Systems Applications, including Enterprise Database Technology, Systems Integration, Artificial Intelligence, Decision Support Systems, Information Systems Analysis and Specification, Internet Computing, Electronic Commerce, Human Factors and Enterprise Architecture."

  • Fifth International Conference on Digital Information and Communication Technology and its Applications (DICTAP2015), 29 April - 1 May 2015, Beirut, Lebanon.

    "Papers were invited for this conference on the following and other topics:

    • Algorithms, Architecture, and Infrastructures
    • Modeling, Algorithm, and Optimization
    • Information Content Security
    • Information Theory, System, and Technology
    • Cloud Computing and Computer Networks
    • Scientific Computing and Multimedia Processing
    • E-Learning, E-Commerce, E-Business and E-Government
    • Artificial Intelligence and Decision Support Systems
    • Data Life Cycle in Products and Processes
    • Information Retrieval
    • Information Visualization
    • Web Services, Web based Application
    • Web Metrics and its Applications
    • Data Grids, Data and Information Quality
    • Data Warehouses and Data Mining
    • Data, Text, and Web Content Mining
    • Multimedia and Interactive Multimedia
    • Case Studies on Data Management, Monitoring and Analysis
    • Video Search and Video Mining
    • Computer Graphics
    • Enterprise Computing
    • Web Mining including Web Intelligence and Web 3.0
    • Knowledge Management"
  • American Society for Indexing - 2015 Conference, 30 April - 1 May 2015, Seattle, Washington, USA.

    "The primary source for information and education about indexing is the American Society for Indexing (ASI). At our annual conferences we present sessions on the best and most up-to-date advances in indexing as an information organization and retrieval resource."

  • 37th International Conference on Software Engineering, 16 - 24 May 2015, Florence, Italy.

    "ICSE® is the premier software engineering conference, providing a forum for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, experiences and concerns in the field of software engineering. "

  • 5th DIGITAL HEALTH: 5th International Conference on Digital Health, 18 - 20 May 2015, Florence, Italy.

    "The aim of this interdisciplinary conference is to merge ehealth and PHDA communities and re-launch the full 3 day conference at WWW 2015 and expand on its original mission – bringing together health and public health agencies (WHO, ECDC, CDC, PHE) and computer science and IT and MedTech industry to cross-fertilize ideas and drive this growing interdisciplinary discipline"

  • 24th International World Wide Web Conference, 18 - 22 May 2015, Florence, Italy.

    "The annual World Wide Web Conference is the premier international forum to present and discuss progress in research, development, standards, and applications of the topics related to the Web."

  • 14th International Symposium of Information Science, 19 - 21 May 2015, Zadar, Croatia.

    "The International Symposium of Information Science (ISI) is a bi-annual gathering of scholars, researchers and students from Europe and beyond who share a common interest in critical information issues in contemporary society. The theme of this conference is Re:inventing Information Science in the Networked Society."

  • NISO/NASIG Joint Webinar: Specialized RDA Cataloging, 20 May 2015, 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. (Eastern Time).

    "Presenters during this joint NISO/NASIG Webinar will explore the topic of specialized RDA cataloging, the different formats requiring an extra level of data for cataloging, and share experiences with converting specialized collections into RDA."

  • Fifth International Conference on Innovative Computing Technology (INTECH 2015) , 20 - 22 May 2015, Galicia, Spain.

    "The INTECH intends to address various innovative computing techniques involving various applications. This forum will address a large number of themes and issues. The conference will feature original research and industrial papers on the theory, design and implementation of computing technologies, as well as demonstrations, tutorials, workshops and industrial presentations."

  • 5th International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science - CLOSER 2015, 20 - 22 May 2015, Lisbon, Portugal.

    "The 5th International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science, CLOSER 2015, 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."

  • 11th International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies - WEBIST 2015, 20 - 22 May 2015, Lisbon, Portugal.

    "The purpose of the 11th 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-Communities, e-Business, Web Intelligence and Mobile Information Systems."

  • 7th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - CSEDU 2015, 23 - 25 May 2015, Lisbon, Portugal.

    "CSEDU 2015, 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."

  • 7th Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries International Conference (QQML2015), 26 - 29 May 2015, Paris, France.

    "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."

  • Islandora Camp EU2, 27 - 29 May 2015, Madrid, Spain.

    "On the first day of camp we address Islandora software and the community from a broad perspective....he second day of Islandora Camp is all about hands-on experience. If you are a librarian, archivist, or other front-end Islandora user (or interested in becoming one), the Admin track will go over how to use Islandora via its front-end menus and GUIs. We will cover basic site set up, collections, single and batch ingests, security configuration, and setting up Solr for discoverability....The last day of the event is turned over to more specific presentation and sessions from the community. Right now we are looking at some sessions on linked data, FRBRoo (link is external) ontologies in Islandora, themeing, and multi-lingual Islandoras"

  • European Semantic Web Conference (ESWC) 2015, 31 May - 4 June 2015, Portoroz, Slovenia.

    "ESWC is a major venue for discussing the latest scientific results and technology innovations related to the Semantic Web....Besides a main focus on advances in Semantic Web research and technologies, ESWC 2015 is seeking to broaden its attention to span other relevant research areas. In 2015, ESWC will complement its Semantic Web topics with new tracks that focus on linking machine and human computation at Web scale."

Deadline Reminders

  • ACRL 2015, 25 - 28 March 2015, Portland, Oregon, USA.
  • Taxonomy Boot Camp 2015, 2 - 3 November 2015, Washington, DC, USA. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 27 March 2015.
  • ETD 2015 Symposium, 3 - 6 November 2015, New Delhi, India. Call for papers. The submission deadline for abstracts is 31 March 2015.

(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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