Cyberinfrastructure Vision for 21st Century Discovery, NSF 07-28, National Science Foundation, March 2007.
From the Executive Summary: "NSF's Cyberinfrastructure Vision for 21st Century Discovery is presented in a set of interrelated chapters that describe the various challenges and opportunities in the complementary areas that make up cyberinfrastructure: computing systems, data, information resources, networking, digitally enabled-sensors, instruments, virtual organiza- tions, and observatories, along with an interoperable suite of software services and tools. This technology is complemented by the interdisciplinary teams of professionals that are responsible for its development, deployment and its use in transformative approaches to scientific and engineering discovery and learning. The vision also includes attention to the educational and workforce initiatives necessary for both the creation and effective use of cyberinfrastructure."
For more information, please see <http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2007/nsf0728/index.jsp>.
Data Memo: Wikipedia Users, a Pew Internet & American Life report by Lee Rainie and Bill Tancer, April 2007.
"This report is based on the findings of a daily tracking survey on Americans' use of the Internet. The results in this report are based on data from telephone interviews conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates between February 15 to March 7 2007, among a sample of 2,200 adults, 18 and older. For results based on the total sample, one can say with 95% confidence that the error attributable to sampling and other random effects is plus or minus 2.3 percentage points. For results based Internet users (n=1,492), the margin of sampling error is plus or minus 2.8 percentage points. In addition to sampling error, question wording and practical difficulties in conducting telephone surveys may introduce some error or bias into the findings of opinion polls. "
For more information, please see <http://www.pewinternet.org/pdfs/PIP_Wikipedia07.pdf>.
JISC Strategy 2007-2009, Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC), 2007.
"This Strategy defines the priorities and strategic direction for JISC's activities over the next few years. It will undoubtedly be a time of significant change, but the new strategy, emerging from a process of extensive consultation, feedback from institutions and partner organisations and from the vital input of JISC's committees, provides us with both a vision and with a means for achieving that vision that will enable us to continue to meet the challenges of the future and serve the needs of the education and research community."
For more information, please see <http://www.jisc.ac.uk/strategy0709>.
A Typology of Information and Communication Technology Users, by John B. Horrigan, Associate Director for Research, Pew Internet & American Life Project, May 7, 2007.
From the Summary to the report: "Our typology identifies a rich variety of Web 2.0 users and non-users. At one end of the spectrum, the survey identifies the heaviest consumers, most active users, and happiest denizens of the information society. It also locates those who find great satisfaction in the use of ICT even though they have fewer network resources. In the middle range, the typology highlights some users who have invested a lot in services and hardware, but feel uncomfortable with the extra connectivity. And at the other end of the spectrum, it identifies those who get along many of them just fine with a relative scarcity of information goods and services. "
For more information, please see <http://www.pewinternet.org/reports.asp>.
Self-Archiving and Journal Subscriptions: Co-existence or Competition?, (Summary Paper). Publishing Research Consortium, 2007.
"To help the scholarly community better understand and evaluate how open archiving might impact journal subscriptions, the Publishing Research Consortium has released the summary paper 'Self-Archiving and Journal Subscriptions: Co-existence or Competition?'.This paper is a condensed version of the earlier analysis released in November 2006. It looks at librarian purchasing preferences, and concludes that mandating self-archiving within six months or less of publication will undermine the subscription-based peer review journal. "
For more information, please see <http://www.publishingresearch.org.uk/>.
Model Plan for an Archival Authority Implementing Digital Recordkeeping and Archiving, (ADRI-2007-01-v0.2-Draft). Australasian Digital Recordkeeping Initiative.
"This plan has been developed in response to an ADRI project charter to produce: 'A list of the components, tasks and resources required for an archival authority to develop the capability for digital recordkeeping and archiving (including end to end processes for appraisal, transfer, documentation, preservation and access).' The plan addresses the building of capability to implement both digital recordkeeping standards and guidance across a government sector and to develop and implement a digital archives repository with associated business rules and tools. This exposure draft is issued for public comment until 30 July 2007."
For more information, please see <http://www.adri.gov.au/>, then click on "Products".
The SERU Approach to E-Resource Subscriptions: Framework for Development and Use of SERU (Draft for Comment), Shared E-Resource Understanding (SERU) Working Group, NISO.
"This document, "The SERU Approach to E-Resource Subscriptions: Framework for Development and Use of SERU," presents a shared set of understandings to which publishers and libraries can point when negotiating the sale of electronic content. The framework offers publishers and libraries a solution to the often-burdensome process of bilateral negotiation of a formal license agreement by allowing the sale of e-resources without licenses if both parties feel their perception of risk has been adequately addressed by current law and developing norms of behavior. The SERU Working Group welcomes comments on its draft document."
For more information, please see <http://www.niso.org/committees/SERU/>.
Functional Requirements for Authority Data: A Conceptual Model (Draft), Comments due by July 15, 2007.
"The IFLA Working Group on Functional Requirements and Numbering of Authority Records is pleased to announce that a 2nd draft of "Functional Requirements for Authority Data" (previously titled "Functional Requirements for Authority Records") is now available for worldwide review. This draft, updated in response to comments received during the previous review, is on the IFLA web site at <http://www.ifla.org/VII/d4/wg-franar.htm>. Comments should be sent by July 15, 2007 to: Glenn Patton, Email: <firstname.lastname@example.org>."
For more information, please see <http://www.ifla.org/VII/d4/wg-franar.htm>.
PLANETS Newsletter , Issue 1, March 2007.
"The Planets [project] will publish newsletters on a regular basis throughout the four year life of the project. Initially, they will be published twice a year, and this will increase to four times a year in 2008 as Planets begins to deliver prototypes, tools and services. Each issue will detail recent project activities, describe the practical tools and services developed by the project, and highlight a partner involved in the Planets Project. Issue 1 covers: the cost of digital obsolesence, establishing the project, and designing the preservation tools and services."
For more information, please see <http://www.planets-project.eu/>.
Digital Document Quarterly, Volume 6, Number 1, 1Q2007, H.M.G. Consulting.
"It has articles on: Digital Preservation; Digital Libraries and Search; Epistemology; and Reading Recommendations."
For more information, please see <http://home.pacbell.net/hgladney/ddq_6_1.htm>.
Museums and the Web 2007: Selected Papers, Selected papers from the conference held April 11 - 14, 2007, Archives and Museums Informatics.
"The Museums and the Web 2007 program addresses Web-related issues for museums, archives, libraries, and other cultural institutions."
For more information, please see <http://www.archimuse.com/mw2007/speakers/index.html>.
The Challenge: Long-Term Preservation - Strategies and Practices of European Partnerships: Conference Papers, Goettingen State and University Library, Germany (SUB).
"nestor - Network of Expertise in Long-Term Storage of Digital Resources is pleased to inform you, that the presentations of the conference 'The Challenge: Long-Term Preservation - Strategies and Practices of European Partnerships' are now online. The conference was held during the German Presidency of the European Union from 20th to 21st April in Frankfurt. You can find the presentations on the conference website."
For more information, please see <http://www.langzeitarchivierung.de/eu2007/modules.php?
"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."
For more information, please see <http://ercim-news.ercim.org/>.
Digital Humanities Quarterly, Volume 1, Issue 1, Spring 2007.
"Digital Humanities Quarterly (DHQ) is an open-access, peer-reviewed, digital journal covering all aspects of digital media in the humanities. Published by the Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO), DHQ is also a community experiment in journal publication, with a commitment to:
For more information, please see <http://www.digitalhumanities.org/dhq/>.
RLG DigiNews , Volume 11, Number 1 ISSN 1093-5371, April 15, 2007.
"[This] is the last of RLG DigiNews in its current form. As RLG continues to shape its combination with OCLC and create the new Programs and Research division, we are rethinking the publication program that will support our new agenda while providing readers and authors with the kind of vehicle that supports the re-invention of cultural institutions in the research, teaching, and learning process. RLG DigiNews will be an important part of this program. Expect to see it back with a renewed editorial direction. There's much to do and coordinate but we've committed both the talent and the resources to make this happen. Watch for your next RLG DigiNews no later than January, 2008. "
For more information, please see <http://www.rlg.org/en/page.php?Page_ID=21033>.
DPC/PADI What's new in digital preservation, Issue no. 15 (December 2006 - March 2007).
"This is a summary of selected recent activity in the field of digital preservation compiled from the Preserving Access to Digital Information (PADI) Gateway and the digital-preservation and padiforum-l mailing lists. Additional or related items of interest may also be included."
For more information, please see <http://www.nla.gov.au/padi/qdigest/dpc-padi-digest-issue15-2007.html>.
SPARC Open Access Newsletter, issue 109,May 2, 2007 by Peter Suber.
"This issue reviews a couple of dozen trends in scholarly communication that favor open access. The round-up section briefly notes 64 developments from April."
For more information, please see <http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/fos/newsletter/05-02-07.htm>.
Blending In: The Extent and Promise of Blended Education in the United States, by I. Elaine Allen, Jeff Seaman, and Richard Garrett, published by the Sloan Consortium, (© Sloan-C), March 2007.
From the Executive Summary: "Blending In: The Extent and Promise of Blended Education in the United States builds on the series of annual reports on the state of online education in U.S. Higher Education. This study, like the previous reports, is aimed at answering some of the fundamental questions about the nature and extent of education in the United States. Unlike the previous reports that focused exclusively on online learning, the current report examines blended (also called hybrid) instruction. The findings are based on three years of responses from a national sample of over 1,000 colleges and universities. Additional results are presented from an Eduventures-conducted national survey of 2,033 U.S. adults interested in postsecondary education in the next three years. "
For more information, please see <http://www.sloan-c.org/info/04/dl.asp>.
Blended Learning Guide, By Laura Staley, et al., published by Webjunction, March 2007.
"Blended Learning - a mix of online training methods and in-person training - can serve as a valuable approach for libraries wanting to incorporate an online component into their staff training. Blended learning offers libraries and their staffs a way to begin exploring online learning while still retaining part of the traditional classroom experience with which learners and trainers are already familiar. The Blended Learning Guide features tools, tips and best practices aimed at trainers and instructors who are looking to effectively incorporate live in-person instruction with a variety of virtual training tools such as web conferencing, wikis and self-paced tutorials. The guide also includes case studies from a variety of libraries that have created engaging and successful staff training programs using blended learning modes."
For more information, please see <http://webjunction.org/do/DisplayContent?id=13893>.
Point to Point
©ollectanea, Collected Perspectives on Copyright. Center for Intellectual Property and Copyright in the Digital Environment, University of Maryland.
"©ollectanea is a blog launched early this year that covers 'the cultural, political, and legal context of copyright issues'. It is hosted by the Center for Intellectual Property and Copyright in the Digital Environment, University of Maryland."
For more information, please see <http://chaucer.umuc.edu/blogcip/collectanea/>.
ONIX for Serials, EDItEUR and the US National Information Standards Organization (NISO).
"ONIX for Serials is a family of XML formats for communicating information about serial products and subscription information, using the design principles and many of the elements defined in ONIX for Books. The development of ONIX for Serials has been undertaken in partnership between EDItEUR and NISO, the US National Information Standards Organization. Initially through a Joint Working Party and under the guidance of the ONIX Serials Steering Group, the original work has been taken forward to the point where three sets of application messages have been or are being defined and piloted, each supported by an outline specification, XML schema, and full HTML documentation."
For more information, please see <http://www.editeur.org/onixserials.html>.
The Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography (SEPB), Version 67: 4/11/2007, Charles W. Bailey, Jr.
"The Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography (SEPB) presents selected English-language articles, books, and other printed and electronic sources that are useful in understanding scholarly electronic publishing efforts on the Internet. Most sources have been published between 1990 and the present; however, a limited number of key sources published prior to 1990 are also included. Where possible, links are provided to sources that are freely available on the Internet."
For more information, please see <http://www.digital-scholarship.org/sepb/sepb.html>.
Subject Index to Literature on Electronic Sources of Information, May 1, 2007 edition, by Marian Dworaczek, University of Saskatchewan Library.
"The page-specific "Subject Index to Literature on Electronic Sources of Information" and the accompanying "Electronic Sources of Information: A Bibliography" (listing all indexed items) deal with all aspects of electronic publishing and include print and non-print materials, periodical articles, monographs and individual chapters in collected works. This edition includes 2,470 indexed titles. Both the Index and the Bibliography are continuously updated."
For more information, please see <http://library2.usask.ca/~dworacze/SUBJIN_A.HTM>.
Calls for Participation
Second International Conference on Digital Information Management ICDIM 2007, 28 - 31 October 2007, Lyon, France. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 15 June 2007.
"The aim of the conference is to bring together researchers from academia and industry as well as practitioners for discussing multidisciplinary views on digital information management, science and technology. Different committees serve to address the aim of the conference in a way as to highly stimulate interaction amongst the participants and define the appropriate programme."
For more information, please see <http://icdim.insa-lyon.fr/>.
Workshop on Web Personalization and Recommender Systems, held in conjunction with the 2007 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence (WI'07) and Agent Technology (IAT'07), 2 - 5 November 2007, Silicon Valley, California, USA. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 20 June 2007.
"The goal of this workshop is to bring together academic and industrial researchers to exchange ideas about past, present and future trends in Web personalization and recommender systems and discuss the most innovative approaches to personalization and recommendation making. The themes will be in algorithms, applications and interfaces."
For more information, please see <http://www.wprs07.fit.qut.edu.au/>.
10th International Conference on Asian Digital Libraries (ICADL 2007), 10 - 13 December 2007, Hanoi, Vietnam. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 25 June 2007.
"The International Conference on Asian Digital Libraries (ICADL) is one of the leading international conferences in digital libraries research. ICADL 2007 will provide a forum for sharing ideas, research results and experiences in digital libraries, related technologies and associated practical and social issues. Participants from diverse backgrounds are encouraged. Previous conferences have included practitioners, researchers, educators and policy makers from a variety of disciplines such as computer science/information technology, library and information sciences, archival and museum studies, knowledge management, and many areas in the social sciences and humanities."
For more information, please see <http://icadl2007.vista.gov.vn/>.
9th ACM International Workshop on Web Information and Data Management (WIDM 2007) , 9 November 2007, Lisbon, Portugal. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 26 June 2007.
"ACM WIDM 2007 is the ninth in a series of workshops on Web Information and Data Management to be held in conjunction with the 16th International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM 2007). The objective of the workshop is to bring together researchers, industrial practitioners, and developers to study how Web information can be extracted, stored, analyzed, and processed to provide useful knowledge to the end users for various advanced database and Web applications. "
For more information, please see <http://workshops.inf.ed.ac.uk/WIDM2007/>.
International Journal of Digital Libraries (IJDL), Special Issue on Very Large Digital Libraries (VLDL). Call for papers. The submission deadline is July 1, 2007.
"The International Journal on Digital Libraries is organizing a special issue on Very Large Digital Libraries (VLDL). The special issue will focus on high-quality original unpublished research, case studies as well as implementation experiences and survey articles in the area of computational aspects of Digital Libraries that emphasize on techniques that have been or can be applied to the creation, maintenance and usage of large-scale digital libraries."
For more information, please see the Call for Papers at <http://pike.psu.edu/ijdl07/cfp.txt>.
Ontology for the Intelligence Community (OIC 2007): Towards Effective Exploitation and Integration of Intelligence Resources, 28 - 29 November 2007, Columbia, Maryland, USA. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 15 July 2007.
"This conference will bring together experts on ontology-based technology with particular experience in the problems facing the intelligence community. It will feature invited talks from prominent ontologists and intelligence community leaders, as well as submitted papers focusing especially on the creation of public-domain ontology resources to support the work of intelligence analysts."
For more information, please see <http://ncor.us/oic2007>.
International Journal of Internet Research Ethics, (IJIRE). Papers are now being accepted for the premier issue of the IJIRE, which is scheduled for October 2007. The IJIRE is published at the Center for Information Policy Research, School of Information Studies, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
"The IJIRE is the first peer-reviewed online journal, dedicated specifically to cross-disciplinary, cross-cultural research on Internet Research Ethics. All disciplinary perspectives, from those in the arts and humanities, to the social, behavioral, and biomedical sciences, are reflected in the journal."
For more information, please see <http://www.uwm.edu/Dept/SOIS/cipr/ijire.html>.
ACM IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries 2007, 17 - 23 June 2007, Vancouver, British, Columbia, Canada.
"The Joint Conference on Digital Libraries is a major international forum focusing on digital libraries and associated technical, practical, and social issues. JCDL encompasses the many meanings of the term "digital libraries", including (but not limited to) new forms of information institutions; operational information systems with all types of digital content; new means of selecting, collecting, organizing, retrieving and distributing digital content; digital preservation and archiving; and theoretical models of information media, including document genres and electronic publishing."
For more information, please see <http://www.jcdl2007.org>.
IDF Open Meeting: The DOI System, the Internet, and Libraries, 21 June 2007, Washington, DC, USA.
"In conjunction with the annual International DOI Foundation Members Meeting, the IDF will hold an Open Meeting: The DOI System, the Internet, and Libraries. The session is open to all interested parties, and will be held from 10.15 to noon. The session precedes a Handle System Workshop being offered at the same venue in the afternoon."
For more information and to register, please see http://www.doi.org/doi_presentations/members_meeting_2007/meeting_reg_form.html >.
Handle System Workshop, 21 June 2007, Washington, DC, USA.
"The half-day afternoon workshop will feature presentations on current Handle System applications by speakers from a variety of organizations, and will be an opportunity to meet and talk with other Handle System developers and users. An agenda is available. The workshop follows the International DOI Foundation open meeting: The DOI System, the Internet, and Libraries, being offered at the same venue in the morning."
For more information, please see <http://www.handle.net/workshop_07/index.html>.
2007 ICSTI Public Conference: Assessing the quality and impact of research: practices and initiatives in scholarly information, 21 - 22 June 2007, Nancy, France.
"The aim of this conference will be not only to review current practices in assessing and qualifying research but also to go further and investigate the impact of initiatives such as 'open peer review' and collaborative filtering. More generally, it will investigate what changes the processes and objectives of science evaluation are likely to undergo as a consequence of the new communication vectors."
For more information, please see <http://international.inist.fr/article169.html>.
American Library Association Annual Conference, 21 - 27 June 2007, Washington, DC, USA.
"The American Library Association is the oldest and largest library association in the world, with more than 64,000 members. Its mission is to promote the highest quality library and information services and public access to information. ALA offers professional services and publications to members and nonmembers."
For more information, please see <http://www.ala.org>.
The 2007 World Congress in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, and Applied Computing WORLDCOMP'07 (composed of 24 Joint Conferences), 25 - 28 June 2007, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
"WORLDCOMP'07 is the largest annual gathering of researchers in computer science, computer engineering and applied computing. It assembles a spectrum of affiliated research conferences, workshops, and symposiums into a coordinated research meeting held in a common place at a common time."
For more information, please see <http://www.worldacademyofscience.org/worldcomp07/ws>.
ED-MEDIA 2007, 25 - 29 June 2007, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
"The scope of the conference includes, but is not limited to, major topics as they relate to the educational and developmental aspects of multimedia/hypermedia and telecommunications."
For more information, please see <http://www.aace.org/conf/edmedia/>.
11th International Conference on User Modeling, 25 - 29 June 2007, Corfu, Greece.
"The User Modeling conference series is the major forum for presentation and discussion of latest developments in academic research on user modeling and adaptive systems as well as industrial experience in deploying adaptive and personalized systems in "real-world" applications."
For more information, please see <http://www.iit.demokritos.gr/um2007>.
27th IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems (ICDCS-2007), 25 - 29 June 2007, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
"ICDCS is an IEEE Computer Society sponsored premier conference with a wide coverage of topics in Distributed Computing. It has a long history of significant achievements and worldwide visibility. The conference provides a forum for engineers and scientists in academia, industry and government to present their latest research findings in any aspects of distributed and parallel computing."
For more information, please see <http://www.eecg.utoronto.ca/icdcs07/>.
3rd Annual Communities and Technologies Conference, 28 - 30 June 2007, East Lansing, Michigan, USA.
"The Communities and Technologies biennial international conference serves as a forum for stimulating and disseminating research on the complex connections between communities both physical and virtual and information and communication technologies."
For more information, please see <https://ebusiness.tc.msu.edu/cct2007/>.
Joint Technical Symposium 2007: AudioVisual Heritage and the Digital Universe, 28 - 30 June 2007, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
"Organized for the first time in 1983, JTS is the international meeting for organisations and individuals involved in the preservation and restoration of original image and sound materials."
For more information, please see <http://www.jts2007.org/index.htm>.
IADIS International Conference e-Society 2007, 3 - 6 July 2007, Lisbon, Portugal.
"The IADIS e-Society 2007 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 eGovernment, eGovernance, eBusiness, eCommerce, eLearning, eHealth, Information Systems, and Information Management."
For more information, please see <http://www.esociety-conf.org/>.
IADIS Multi Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems 2007 , 3 - 8 July 2007, Lisbon, Portugal.
"The IADIS Multi Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems (MCCSIS 2007) aims to address two main subjects: Computer Science and Information Systems. The multi conference has different conferences according to several themes."
For more information, please see <http://www.mccsis.org/>.
AMR 2007 - 5th International Workshop on Adaptive Multimedia Retrieval, 5 - 6 July 2007, Paris, France.
"The workshop focuses especially on researchers that are working on feature extraction techniques for multimedia, computer linguistic approaches, (dynamic) data analysis methods, interactive machine learning and visualisation methods as well as user interface design."
For more information, please see <http://amr2007.lip6.fr/>.
SEDE-2007: ISCA 16th International Conference on Software Engineering and Data Engineering, 9 - 11 July 2007, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
"The 16th SEDE Conference [addresses] all areas of Software Engineering (SE) and Data Engineering (DE). This year the conference puts special emphasis on the impact of parallel computing on software engineering and data engineering."
For more information, please see <http://www.isca-hq.org/ISCAconf.html>.
10th annual International Open Forum for Metadata Registries, 9 - 11 July 2007, New York, New York, USA.
"This Open Forum is the tenth annual forum in a series of international conferences about topics related to metadata, registries, interoperability, and semantics. It will focus on a series of core standards as well as on the selection, integration, and use of multiple standards in actual systems."
For more information, please see <http://metadataopenforum.org/>.
International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Pattern Recognition (AIPR-07), 9 - 12 July 2007, Orlando, Florida, USA.
"AIPR is an important event in the areas of Artificial Intelligence (AI) as well as Pattern Recognition (PR) and focuses on all areas of AI, PR and related topics."
For more information, please see <http://www.promoteresearch.org/2007/aipr/>.
International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems and Web Technologies (EISWT-07), 9 - 12 July 2007, Orlando, Florida, USA.
"EISWT is an important event in the areas of Enterprise Information Systems as well as Web Technologies."
For more information, please see <http://www.promoteresearch.org/2007/eiswt/index.html>.
International Conference on High Performance Computing, Networking and Communication Systems (HPCNCS-07), 9 - 12 July 2007, Orlando, Florida, USA.
"HPCNCS is an important event in the areas of computer networks, high performance computing, communication systems, signal processing and related areas."
For more information, please see <http://www.promoteresearch.org/2007/hpcncs/index.html>.
International Conference on Software Engineering Theory and Practice (SETP-07), 9 - 12 July 2007, Orlando, Florida, USA.
"SETP is an important event in the areas of Software development, maintenance, and other areas of software engineering and related topics."
For more information, please see <http://www.promoteresearch.org/2007/setp/index.html>.
2007 IEEE International Conference on Services Computing (SCC 2007), 9 - 13 July 2007, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.
"The 2007 IEEE International Conference on Services Computing (SCC 2007) continues to bridge the gap between Services Computing and Business models with an emerging suite of ground-breaking technology that includes service-oriented architecture, business process integration and management, grid/utility/autonomic computing, and Web 2.0. The theme of SCC 2007 is 'Services: Science, Technology, and Business'. "
For more information, please see <http://conferences.computer.org/scc/2007/>.
EVA London 2007 (Electronic Information, the Visual Arts and Beyond), 11 - 13 July 2007, London, United Kingdom.
"EVA conferences have been held since 1994 in over 25 cities and countries. They are a cross-sectoral, multi-disciplinary, local & global set of events for people interested in new technologies in the cultural sector."
For more information, please see <http://www.eva-conferences.com/eva_london/2007>.
SMC07 4th Sound and Music Computing Conference, 11 - 13 July, 2007, Lefkada, Greece.
"The Sound and Music Computing Conference aims at promoting European and international exchanges around topics related to sound and music computing."
For more information, please see <http://smc07.uoa.gr/>.
Public Knowledge Project Conference 2007, 11 - 13 July 2007, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
"The conference will provide opportunities for those involved in the organization, promotion, and study of scholarly communication to share and discuss innovative work in scholarly publishing, with a focus on the contribution that open source publishing technologies (such as, but not restricted to, PKP's OJS, OCS, and OA Harvester) can make to improving access to research and scholarship on a global and public scale."
For more information, please see <http://ocs.sfu.ca/pkp2007/>.
5th International Conference on Politics and Information Systems, Technologies and Applications (PISTA 2007), 12 - 15 July 2007, Orlando, Florida, USA.
"The main objective of PISTA '07 is to provide a forum for the presentation of both solutions and problems of the applications of ICT in Politics and Society. "
For more information, please see <http://www.cyber-inf.org/pista2007>.
INDEST-AICTE National Workshop on E-Resources Management for Excellence, 16 - 18 July 2007, Chennai, India.
"The major objectives of the workshop are listed below:
For more information, please see <http://www.cenlib.iitm.ac.in/docs/library/index.php>, then click on "News & Events" to download a brochure.
"The 9th IEEE Conference on E-Commerce Technology (CEC' 07) and the 4th IEEE Conference on Enterprise Computing, E-Commerce and E-Services (EEE ' 07) are the flagship annual conferences of the IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on E-Commerce. In 2007, we will hold both conferences together as a joint event, providing a platform for researchers and practitioners interested in the theory and practice of E-Commerce and Enterprise Computing."
For more information, please see <http://ieejc.ise.eng.osaka-u.ac.jp/CEC2007/>.
The 30th Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference, 23 - 27 July 2007, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
"SIGIR is the major international forum for the presentation of new research results and the demonstration of new systems and techniques in the field of information retrieval."
For more information, please see <http://www.sigir2007.org/>.
SIGGRAPH 2007: The 34th International Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques, 5 - 9 August 2007, San Diego, California, USA.
"Digital innovators, creative researchers, award-winning producers, provocative artists, energetic executives, and adventurous engineers. The worldwide SIGGRAPH community gathers in San Diego to explore the products, systems, techniques, ideas, and inspiration that are creating the next three generations of computer graphics and interactive techniques."
For more information, please see <http://www.siggraph.org/s2007>.
23rd Annual Conference on Distance Teaching & Learning , 8 - 10 August 2007, Madison, Wisconsin, USA.
"The Annual Conference on Distance Teaching & Learning is recognized internationally for the quality and integrity of its program. Each year the conference provides an exchange of current resources, research, and best practices, from around the world, relevant to the design and delivery of distance education/training."
For more information, please see <http://www.uwex.edu/disted/conference/>.
Thirteenth ACM SIGKDD International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining, 12 - 15 August 2007, San Jose, California, USA.
"During the past years, the ACM SIGKDD conference has established itself as the premier international conference on knowledge discovery and data mining with an attendance of 600-900 people. To continue with this tradition, the twelfth ACM SIGKDD conference will provide a forum for researchers from academia, industry, and government, developers, practitioners, and the data mining user community to share their research and experience."
For more information, please see <http://www.acm.org/sigs/sigkdd/kdd/2007/>.
Twenty-Sixth Annual ACM SIGACT-SIGOPS Symposium on Principles of Distributed Computing (PODC 2007), 12 - 15 August 2007, Portland, Oregon, USA.
"PODC is a conference that focuses on research in the theory, design, specification and implementation of distributed systems."
For more information, please see <http://www.podc.org/podc2007/>.
The Sixth International Conference on Conceptions of Library and Information Science: (COLIS 2007), 13 - 16 August 2007, Borås, Sweden.
"CoLIS is a series of international conferences for which the general aim is to provide a broad forum for the exploration and exchange of ideas in the field of library and information science (LIS)."
For more information, please see <http://www.hb.se/colis/>.
World Library and Information Congress: 73rd IFLA General Conference and Council "Libraries for the future: Progress, Development and Partnerships" 19 - 23 August 2007, Durban, South Africa.
"IFLA (The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions) is the leading international body representing the interests of library and information services and their users. It is the global voice of the library and information profession. It now has 1,700 members in 150 countries around the world. The IFLA World Library and Information Congress is the continuation of the former IFLA General Conference and Council. "
For more information, please see <http://www.ifla.org/IV/ifla73/index.htm>.
The Sixth International and Interdisciplinary Conference on Modeling and Using Context, 20 - 24 August 2007, Roskilde, Denmark.
"The CONTEXT conference has a strong emphasis on interdisciplinary research and provides a high-quality forum for discussions about context among researchers active in artificial intelligence, knowledge representation, cognitive science, linguistics, the organizational sciences, philosophy, and psychology."
For more information, please see <http://context-07.ruc.dk/>.
2nd International Conference on Global Software Engineering (ICGSE), 27 - 30 August 2007, Munich, Germany.
"ICGSE aims at bringing together researchers and industry practitioners to explore both the state-of-the-art and the state-of-the-practice in software engineering for global software development."
For more information, please see <http://www.icgse.org/>.
DC-2007: International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications, 27 - 31 August 2007, National Library Board, Singapore.
"The conference theme this year is "Application Profiles: Theory and Practice". DC-2007 seeks to explore the conceptual and practical issues in the development and deployment of application profiles to meet the needs of specific communities of practice."
For more information, please see <http://conferences.nlb.gov.sg/dc2007/>.
Digital Libraries à la Carte 2007, 27 - 31 August 2007, Tilburg, The Netherlands.
"This modular course prepares librarians for the future. Some modules are also relevant to publishers, researchers, lecturers and IT specialists.
The modules are one day each. You can attend one or more modules. Modules 4a and 4b are held in parallel.
For more information, please see <http://www.tilburguniversity.nl/services/lis/ticer/07carte/index.html>.
6th European Summer School in Information Retrieval (ESSIR 2007), 27 - 31 August 2007, Glasgow, United Kingdom.
"This five-day school (Monday to Friday) will give participants a grounding in the core subjects of Information Retrieval, such as Architecture, IR models and Evaluation as well as various important applications such as Web IR, Interactive IR, XML Retrieval, Question Answering and Multimedia Retrieval. Moreover, ESSIR 2007 has a strong focus on large-scale IR and covers some recent and trendy topics and applications in IR, such as Distributed and Peer-to-Peer IR, Web Usage and Mining, Intranet/Enterprise search, Blogs Retrieval and Information Retrieval in Context."
For more information, please see <http://www.dcs.gla.ac.uk/essir2007/>.
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