Research Library Publishing Services: New Options for University Publishing, Karla L. Hahn, Director, Office of Scholarly Communication, Association of Research Libraries, March 2008.
From the Executive Summary: "To foster a deeper understanding of an emerging research library role as publishing service provider, in late 2007 the Association of Research Libraries surveyed its membership to gather data on the publishing services they were providing. Following the survey, publishing program managers at ten institutions participated in semi-structured interviews to delve more deeply into several aspects of service development: the sources and motivations for service launch, the range of publishing services, and relationships with partners. "
The report resulting from the survey and interviews may be found at <http://www.arl.org/bm~doc/research-library-publishing-services.pdf>.
The Seamless Cyberinfrastructure: The Challenges of Studying Users of Mass Digitization and Institutional Repositories, by Dawn Schmitz, Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR), April 2008.
From the Introduction to the report: "This report reviews the literature relating to mass digitization and IRs as a first step toward learning who is using these resources. The study then considers which methodologies may be helpful to researchers who want to learn more about their use. An effort was made to review all literature published since 2003 that relates to the identification of user groups for these resources."
The report is available in PDF format at <http://www.clir.org/pubs/archives/schmitz.pdf>.
The State of America's Libraries, American Library Association, April 2008.
"This report presents some of the highlights of 2007 and a summary of where we stand in 2008 as stewards of a venerable and vital American institution the library."
For more information, please see <http://www.ala.org/ala/pio/presscentera/piopresskits/2008statereport/2008statehome.cfm>.
Alternative File Formats for Storing Master Images of Digitisation Projects, by Robert Gillesse, Judith Rog, and Astrid Verheusen, National Library of the Netherlands, Research & Development Department. Final Report. March 2008.
From the Introduction to the report: "The study took place in the context of reviewing the Koninlijke Bibliotheek's (KB) storage strategy for digitisation projects. The magnitude of digitisation projects is increasing to such a degree the estimate is 40 million images and 650 TB in uncompressed data storage by 2011, counting master versions only that a revision of this strategy is deemed necessary. The central questions are whether all master files of digitisation projects actually have to be stored in the long-term storage system, what the costs are of long-term storage and what the alternatives are besides expensive, uncompressed, high-resolution storage in TIFF file format. This study focuses on the last question. Its objective is to describe alternative file formats besides uncompressed TIFF for storing image master files."
For more information, please see <http://www.kb.nl/hrd/dd/dd_links_en_publicaties/publicaties/Alternative%20File%20Formats%20for%20Storing%20Masters%202%201.pdf>.
Managing Copyright for NIH Public Access: Strategies to Ensure Compliance, by Kevin L. Smith, Scholarly Communications Officer, Duke University, Preprint article from ARL: A Bimonthly Report, no. 258 (June 2008).
From the article: "Retention of sufficient rights in an article to allow PMC [Pub Med Central] deposit is probably the most unfamiliar and challenging of these necessary parts of compliance [with National Institutes of Health (NIH) Public Access Requirements]. This analysis will focus, therefore, on [the] first element of compliance [copyright], and will outline three broad options that institutions and authors can pursue to ensure that copyright is managed in a way that will permit PMC deposit."
For more information, please see <http://www.arl.org/bm~doc/arl-br-258-copyright.pdf>.
Audio Tape Digitisation Workflow: Digitisation workflow for analogue open reel tapes, by Juha Henriksson and Nadja Wallaszkovits, TAPE Project (Training for Audiovisual Preservation in Europe), European Commission on Preservation and Access, 2008.
"This workflow is mainly aimed to address newcomers in the world of audio tape digitisation. Hence we try to keep it short and simple, knowing that the full spectrum of technical knowledge and skills can only be achieved by further studies and practical training. Therefore for each point of the workflow you will find a list of useful literature and links. We recommend that you consult these sites for additional information specifically related to the topic under discussion."
For more information, please see <http://www.jazzpoparkisto.net/audio/>.
Tracking the reel world: A survey of audiovisual collections in Europe, Edwin Klijn and Yola de Lusenet, European Commission on Preservation and Access, 2008.
"In 2005 TAPE carried out the survey on long-term access to audiovisual collections. Almost 400 responses were received from: museums, libraries, archives, academic institutes, documentation centres, local radio stations, societies, company archives and private collectors all over Europe. 'Tracking the reel world' presents the results of this survey. Based on data collected from hundreds of organizations from all over Europe, most of them archives, libraries, museums (and research) institutes that hold audiovisual recordings as minority collections, this is the first extensive report on preservation and access of sound and moving image materials outside the broadcasting sector and large audiovisual archives. The report shows that a rich diversity of audiovisual materials are held in all types of institutions, but that obstacles in managing them are experienced by many. The study provides estimates on the size of collections, on the presence of specific carriers and their condition. It also presents data on deteriorating materials, obsolete equipment, cataloguing backlogs, and lack of expertise - all problems that are reported frequently."
For more information, please see <http://www.tape-online.net/survey.html>.
Repository Planning Checklist and Guidance, Statsbiblioteket, HATII (Humanities Advanced Technology and Information Institute), March 25, 2008.
From the Executive Summary: "The purpose of this document is to present a tool, the Planning Tool for Trusted Electronic Repositories (PLATTER) which provides a basis for a digital repository to plan the development of its goals, objectives and performance targets over the course of its lifetime in a manner which will contribute to the repository establishing trusted status amongst its stakeholders. PLATTER is not in itself an audit or certification tool but is rather designed to complement existing audit and certification tools by providing a framework which will allow new repositories to incorporate the goal of achieving trust into their planning from an early stage. A repository planned using PLATTER will find itself in a strong position when it subsequently comes to apply one of the existing auditing tools to confirm the adequacy of its procedures for maintaining the long term usability of and access to its material."
For more information, please see <http://www.digitalpreservationeurope.eu/publications/reports/
Copyright Investigation Summary Report, Report prepared by Merrilee Proffitt, Arnold Arcolio, and Constance Malpas, RLG Programs, for OCLC Programs and Research, March 2008.
From the Background to the report: "To support the RLG Programs work agenda, RLG Partners collaborate to identify new service areas and structures. This collaboration helps libraries, archives, and museums achieve a common understanding of the processes for which they should be responsible. In this project, staff from eight partner institutions participated in copyright investigation interviews between August and September 2007 to share the ways in which their institutions currently obtain copyright permission to provide users with access to high-risk or special collection materials. This report summarizes the results of these partner interviews."
For more information, please see <http://www.oclc.org/programs/publications/2008-01.pdf>.
Keeping research data safe, by Neil Beagrie; Julia Chruszcz; and Brian Lavoie, JISC, 12 May 2008.
"The study has investigated the medium to long term costs to Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) of the preservation of research data and developed guidance to HEFCE and institutions on these issues....The report...has chapters covering the Introduction, Methodology, Benefits of Research Data Preservation, Describing the Cost Framework and its Use, Key Cost Variables and Units, the Activity Model and Resources Template, Overviews of the Case Studies, Issues Universities Need to Consider, Different Service Models and Structures, Conclusions and Recommendations. There are also four detailed case studies covering the Universities of Cambridge, King's College London, Southampton, and the Archaeology Data Service (University of York)."
For more information, please see <http://www.jisc.ac.uk/publications/publications/keepingresearchdatasafe.aspx>.
Research report: Emerging technologies for learning: Volume 3 (2008), Becta, March 31, 2008.
"Emerging technologies for learning' aims to help readers consider how emerging technologies may impact on education in the medium term." A PDF version can be downloaded from the Becta site.
For more information, please see <http://publications.becta.org.uk/display.cfm?resID=35877&page=1835>.
Open Doors and Open Minds: What faculty authors can do to ensure open access to their work through their institution, a SPARC / Science Commons White Paper, by Thinh Nguyen, Science Commons, April 2008.
From the Overview section: "...this White Paper is addressed to the faculty and administrators of academic institutions who support equitable access to scholarly research and knowledge, and who believe that the institution can play an important role as steward of the scholarly literature produced by its faculty. This paper discusses both the motivation and the process for establishing a binding institutional policy that automatically grants a copyright license from each faculty member to permit deposit of his or her peer-reviewed scholarly articles in institutional repositories, from which the works become available for others to read and cite. "
For more information, please see <http://www.arl.org/sparc/bm~doc/opendoors_v1.pdf>.
Open access to knowledge and information: scholarly literature and digital library initiatives; the South Asian scenario, by Anup Kumar Das. Edited by Bimal Kanti Sen and Jocelyne Josiah. UNESCO, 2008, Catalog Number: 158585.
From the Forward: "This publication has its genesis in the recommendations and proceedings of UNESCO-supported the international conferences and workshops including the 4 International Conference of Asian Digital Libraries (ICADL2001, Bangalore); the International Conferences on Digital Libraries (ICDL2004 & ICDL2006, New Delhi); and the International Workshop on Greenstone Digital Library software (2006, Kozhikode), where many information professionals of this sub-region demonstrated their Digital Library and Open Access Initiatives. It discusses successful activities in the South Asia sub-region bringing closer to the worldwide audience, the subject of access to scholarly literature and documentary heritage. This may thus be considered an authoritative source-book on Open Access Development in this sub-region." The publication can be downloaded in PDF format free of charge.
For more information, please see <http://portal.unesco.org/ci/en/ev.php-URL_ID=26393&URL_DO=DO_TOPIC&URL_SECTION=201.html>.
Technology Watch Report: Preserving the Data Explosion: Using PDF, Betsy A. Fanning, DPC Technology Watch Series Report 08-02, April 2008. © Digital Preservation Coalition & AIIM 2008.
"This report reviews the use of PDF, Portable Document Format, more specifically, PDF/Archive as an archival file format to preserve an organization's knowledge. It should be noted that the use of PDF or PDF/Archive alone will not ensure the long-term preservation of electronic documents. When PDF/Archive is combined with a comprehensive records management program and formally established records policies and procedures, an organization can be sure that their electronic documents will be preserved."
For more information, please see <http://www.dpconline.org/docs/reports/dpctw08-02.pdf>.
Exploring Tangible Benefits of e-Learning: Does investment yield interest?, Project funded by the Joint Information Systems Committee. Published April 2008. © Northumbria University 2008, ISBN: 978-1-86135-349-8.
From the Introduction: "JISC infoNet, the Association for Learning Technology (ALT) and the Higher Education Academy were presented with the challenge of trying to make some kind of sense of the diversity of current e-learning practice across the sector and to seek out evidence that technology-enhanced learning is delivering tangible benefits for learners, teachers and institutions."
"This publication summarises the outcomes of that work which was funded by the JISC Learning and Teaching Committee through its e-Learning Programme. The result is, we believe, a celebration of the diversity in the sector and shows the effectiveness of a range of approaches. Most importantly it shows that it is possible to address the thorny question of defining tangible benefits. The publication is supported by a set of 37 detailed case studies that can be accessed at: http://www.jiscinfonet.ac.uk/case-studies/tangible>."
For more information, please see <http://www.jiscinfonet.ac.uk/publications/camel-tangible-benefits.pdf>.
Assessing the Future Landscape of Scholarly Communication: An In-depth Study of Faculty Needs and Ways of Meeting Them (Draft Interim Report), Diane Harley, Sarah Earl-Novell, Sophia Krzys Acord, Shannon Lawrence, and C. Judson King. CSHE.8.2008 (May 2008).
From the Abstract: "The Center for Studies in Higher Education, with generous funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, is conducting research to understand the needs and desires of faculty for in-progress scholarly communication (i.e., forms of communication employed as research is being executed) as well as archival publication. In the interest of developing a deeper understanding of how and why scholars do what they do to advance their fields as well as their careers, our approach focuses on fine-grained analyses of faculty values and behaviors throughout the scholarly communication lifecycle, including sharing, collaborating, publishing, and engaging with the public. Well into our second year, we have posted a draft interim report describing some of our early results and impressions based on the responses of more than 150 interviewees in the fields of astrophysics, archaeology, biology, economics, history, music, and political science."
For more information, please see <http://cshe.berkeley.edu/publications/publications.php?id=300>.
"The Library of Congress Digital Preservation Newsletter from the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program provides monthly program updates and news from the Library and its partners. It is sent to more than 1,400 subscribers."
For more information, please see <http://www.digitalpreservation.gov/news/newsletter/200805.pdf>.
Ariadne, Issue 55, April 2008.
"Ariadne is a Web magazine for information professionals in archives, libraries and museums in all sectors. Since its inception in January 1996 it has attempted to keep the busy practitioner abreast of current digital library initiatives as well as technological developments further afield."
For more information, please see <http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/>.
LIBRES, Volume 18, Issue 1, March 2008. ISSN 1058-6768.
"LIBRES is an international refereed electronic journal devoted to new research in Library and Information Science. Libres is distributed through a listserver, and an ftp site. Listserver subscribers are notified of new issues through the distribution of a table of contents to LIBRES, LIBREF-L, and any other e-conferences requesting the service. LIBRES is published twice a year by the Department of Media and Information Curtin University of Technology Perth, Western Australia."
For more information, please see <http://libres.curtin.edu.au/libres18n1/index.htm>.
NISO Newsline, National Information Standards Organization (NISO), May 2008.
"NISO Newsline is an executive summary of noteworthy articles pertaining to information standards and is distributed to the NISO community each month."
For more information, please see <http://www.niso.org/publications/newsline/2008/newslinemay2008.htm>.
Digital Document Quarterly, Volume 7, Number 1, 1Q2008, HMG Consulting.
From the publisher's announcement: "...the top level topics of this DDQ number include Digital Preservation, Epistemology, News, Practical Matters, and Price Watch. A less usual column is Open Access, identifying the giant book digitization initiatives announced recently."
For more information, please see <http://home.pacbell.net/hgladney/ddq_7_1.htm>.
DPC/PADI What's new in digital preservation, Issue no. 17 (September 2007 - February 2008).
"What's New is a summary of selected recent activity in the field of digital preservation, compiled by Najla Semple for the Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC). Issue 17 features news from a range of organisations and initiatives, including the Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC), Digital Curation Centre (DCC), JISC (UK), The National Archives (UK), The National Library of Scotland (NLS), The British Library (BL), PLANETS (Preservation and Long-term Access through Networked Services), nestor (Network of Expertise in Long-Term Storage of Digital Resources), DPE (Digital Preservation Europe), Koninklijke Bibliotheek (National Library of the Netherlands), the recently formed Netherlands Coalition for Digital Preservation (NCDD), the US National Science Foundation (NSF),the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program (NDIPP) and the University of London Computer Centre (ULCC)."
For more information, please see <http://www.dpconline.org/graphics/whatsnew/issue17.html>.
Point to Point
Libraries of the Future, Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC).
"Through 'Libraries of the Future', JISC is hoping to explore ... questions, to open up with partner organisations and librarians themselves a debate about the future of the academic and research library. The theme will encompass a variety of activities and communication vehicles events, printed resources, interactive Web 2.0 services, podcast interviews, and so on but encouraging debate and discussion will be at the heart of all of them."
For more information, please see <http://www.jisc.ac.uk/librariesofthefuture>.
Implementing the new NIH policy, by Peter Suber, SPARC Open Access Newsletter, issue #120 April 2, 2008.
Quoted from the article: "The new OA mandate at the NIH [kicked in] for most grantees [on] April 7. The threshold condition is not whether a researcher is funded on or after April 7, but whether a researcher has an article based on NIH-funded research accepted for publication on or after April 7. The mandate already applies to NIH employees and researchers in its intramural program. he policy makes compliance the responsibility of investigators and their institutions. Since it was announced on January 11, universities across the country have been gearing up help their faculty comply. At the same time, individual scholars like Mike Carroll and Kevin Smith, and library associations like ARL and SPARC, have been gearing up to help universities help faculty....I will leave the implementation advice to the many experts who are compiling it. In this short piece, I'm simply collecting links to their work."
For more information and the list of links, please see <http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/fos/newsletter/04-02-08.htm#nih>.
The LOC.GOV Wise Guide, U.S. Library of Congress.
"This Wise Guide portal was designed to introduce you to the many fascinating, educational and useful resources available from the nation's library and one of the most popular Web sites of the federal government. The 'Wise Guide' will be refreshed monthly, much like a magazine, offering links to the best of the Library's online materials. Each of these "articles" is based on items contained in a collection, database, reading room or other area of the Library's online offerings."
For more information, please see <http://www.loc.gov/wiseguide/>.
WebWise 2008, post-conference materials.
"The 2008 WebWise Conference on Libraries and Museums in the Digital World took place March 6-7 at the Miami Beach Convention Center in Miami Beach, Florida, with a day of pre-conference workshops on March 5. The theme for this year's conference is "WebWise 2.0: The Power of Community." Post-Conference WebWise materials [including Full-streaming video and slide presentations from the conference are available for viewing] are now available at the conference web site. In addition, full-text papers of many of the presentations will appear in an upcoming issue of the online journal First Monday (http://www.firstmonday.org), which has been publishing WebWise papers in a special issue each year since the first conference in 2000."
For more information, please see <http://www.tvworldwide.com/events/webwise/080306/>.
MuseTech Central: MCN Project Registry, Museum Computer Network.
"The Museum Computer Network (MCN) and the Museum Software Foundation (MSF) invite you to visit and use the MCN Project Registry at MuseTech Central, a recently launched space for sharing information about technology-related projects in the cultural heritage sector. From implementations of digital asset management systems to innovative uses of educational interactives, the MCN Project Registry represents the latest technology and information projects in museums, libraries, and archives."
For more information, please see <http://www.musetechcentral.org/>.
Calls for Participation
Second International Conference on Web Reasoning and Rule Systems (RR), 31 October 2008 - 2 November 2008, 31 October - 2 November 2008, Karlsruhe, Germany. Call for papers. The submission deadline for abstracts is 14 June 2008.
"The International Conference on Web Reasoning and Rule Systems (RR) aims to be the major forum for discussion and dissemination of new results concerning Web Reasoning and Rule Systems....The reasoning landscape features theoretical areas such as knowledge representation (KR) and algorithms; design aspects of rule markup; design of ontology languages; engineering of engines, translators, and other tools; efficiency considerations and benchmarking; standardization efforts, such as the Rules Interchange Format activity at W3C; and applications. Of particular interest is also the use of rules to facilitate ontology modeling, and the relationships and possible interactions between rules and ontology languages like RDF and OWL, as well as ontology reasoning related to RDF and OWL, or querying with SPARQL."
For more information, please see <http://www.rr-conference.org/RR2008>.
International Conference on Soft Computing as Transdisciplinary Science and Technology, 27 - 31 October 2008, Paris, France. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 15 June 2008.
"This advanced conference brings together international soft computing/computational intelligence/artificial intelligence researchers, developers, practitioners, and users. The aim of CSTST (previously called WSTST) is to serve as a forum to present current and future work as well as to exchange research ideas in this field. CSTST invites authors to submit their original and unpublished work that demonstrate current research in all areas of soft computing, as well as proposals for demonstrations, tutorials, workshops and industrial presentations."
For more information, please see <http://sigappfr.acm.org/cstst08/>.
The 7th European Networked Knowledge Organization Systems (NKOS) Workshop, 19 September 2008, Aarhus, Denmark. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 20 June 2008.
"The 7th NKOS workshop at ECDL explores the potential of Networked Knowledge Organization Systems (NKOS), such as classification systems, taxonomies, thesauri, ontologies, and lexical databases. These tools attempt to model the underlying semantic structure of a domain for purposes of information retrieval, knowledge discovery, language engineering, and the semantic web. The workshop provides an opportunity to report and discuss projects, research, and development related to Networked Knowledge Organization Systems/Services in next-generation digital libraries."
For more information, please see <http://www.comp.glam.ac.uk/pages/research/hypermedia/nkos/nkos2008/>.
National Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education Digital Library (NSDL), Program Solicitation NSF 08-554. Call for proposals. The full proposal must be received by 27 June 2008. (Optional Letters of Intent are due 27 May 2008.)
"This program aims to establish a national network of learning environments and resources for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education at all levels. The program has four tracks: Pathways projects are expected to provide stewardship for the content and services needed by major communities of learners. Services projects are expected to develop services that support users and resource collection providers that enhance the impact, efficiency, and value of the NSDL network. Targeted Research projects are expected to explore specific topics that have immediate applicability to collections, services, and other aspects of the development of the NSDL network. The NSDL Resource Center will provide collaboration assistance across all projects; undertake strategic partnership development on behalf of projects particularly with respect to non-academic entities; coordinate and, in some cases, perform thematic research and evaluation studies related to the program; synthesize findings across the portfolio; and disseminate findings of the accomplishments of the NSDL program. In FY2008, within the first three tracks the program will accept proposals for large grants in 1) the Pathways track, 2) a new sub-track: Pathways - Stage II, and 3) specific sub-tracks of Services - including a single Technical network services project to provide technical infrastructure support across the NSDL network. In all tracks, except for the NSDL Resource Center, the program will also accept proposals for small grants that extend or enhance results from existing services, collections, or targeted research activity so as to enlarge the user audience for the NSDL network or improve capabilities for the user."
For more information, please see <http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2008/nsf08554/nsf08554.htm>.
ICADL 2008 - International Conference on Asia-Pacific Digital Libraries, 2 - 5 December 2008, Bali, Indonesia. Call for papers. The submission deadline has been extended to 29 June 2008.
"The annual International Conference on Asia-Pacific Digital Libraries (ICADL) series is a significant forum for digital libraries research, providing an opportunity for researchers, educators, and practitioners to share their experiences....ICADL welcomes submissions from a variety of perspectives previous conferences in this series have included presentations from computer science, library and information science, knowledge management, and areas in the social sciences and humanities."
For more information, please see <http://icadl2008.org/>.
The 1st ISPIM Symposium - Managing Innovation in a Connected World, 15 - 17 December 2008, Singapore. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 30 June 2008.
"Globalisation of technology and the strong interconnectivity of the different nations through reliable telecommunications has given rise to a significant movement towards outsourcing and off-shoring. Further, the escalation of the cost of carrying out all R&D and innovation in-house and the availability of intellectual capital with access to global networks have encouraged firms to embrace open innovation principles even if, in some cases, somewhat reluctantly. Open innovation can be interpreted at several levels including, across people, across divisions of a company located in different places, across different organisations and across countries. Managing innovation in such a connected world is something new to several organisations. It is therefore important for academics, businesses and consulting firms to understand the challenges faced in managing innovations in such a connected world and to be able to find the solutions to harness the value that can be generated by the intellectual capital available in the far corners of our globe. ISPIM has always focused on themes that address cutting edge issues and managing innovations in a connected world is a pressing theme."
For more information, please see <http://www.ispim.org/symposium/>.
2nd Workshop on Foundations of Digital Libraries, 18 September 2008, Aarhus, Denmark. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 1 July 2008.
"This third edition of the Workshop on 'Foundations of Digital Libraries' intends to serve as a vehicle for consolidating and expanding the DELOS Reference Model as well for exploring other fundamental aspects of Digital Libraries through contributions brought by the participants in the workshop. Its ultimate goal is to stimulate a process that can lead to a comprehensive and universally accepted model, influencing future activities and development of Digital Library systems. "
For more information, please see <http://www.delos.info/DLFoundations2008>.
IX Congress of the Spanish Chapter of ISKO: New Perspectives for the organisation and dissemination of knowledge, 11 - 13 March 2009, Valencia, Spain. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 1 July 2008.
"The Spanish Chapter of ISKO (International Society of Knowledge Organization) has announced the first call for papers for the "9th Conference of the ISKO Spanish Chapter". Under the general heading "New perspectives for the organisation and dissemination of knowledge", the following topics will be addressed:
For more information, please see <http://www.iskoix.org/>.
Third IEEE International Conference on Digital Information Management (ICDIM 2008), 13 - 16 November 2008, London, United Kingdom. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 1 July 2008.
"The International Conference on Digital Information Management is a multidisciplinary conference on digital information management, science and technology. The principal aim of this conference is to bring people in academia, research laboratories and industry and offer a collaborative platform to address the emerging issues and solutions in digital information science and technology. The ICDIM intends to bridge the gap between different areas of digital information management, science and technology. This forum will address a large number of themes and issues. The conference will have original research and industrial papers on the theory, design and implementation of digital information systems, as well as demonstrations, tutorials, workshops and industrial presentation."
For more information, please see <http://www.icdim.org/idate.php>.
First Workshop on Very Large Digital Libraries, 19 September 2008, Aarhus, Denmark. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 1 July 2008.
"New approaches and technologies have been devised to appropriately tackle the various matters arising in deploying large-scale Digital Library systems. The goal of this workshop is to provide researchers, practitioners and application developers with a forum fostering a constructive exchange among all of such key actors."
For more information, please see <http://www.delos.info/vldl2008>.
4th International Digital Curation Conference "Radical Sharing: Transforming Science?", 1 - 3 December 2008, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 25 July 2008.
"The Digital Curation Conference invites the submission of full papers, posters and demos and will welcome contribution and participation from individuals, organisations and institutions across all disciplines and domains that are engaged in the creation, use and management of digital data, especially those involved in the challenge of curating data in e-Science and e-Research. "
For more information, please see <http://www.dcc.ac.uk/events/dcc-2008/>.
7th International Semantic Web Conference, 26 - 30 October 2008, Karlsruhe, Germany. Call for posters and demonstrations. The submission deadline for those is 25 July 2008.
"ISWC 2008 will hold combined poster and demonstration sessions. The Poster/Demo Session is an opportunity for presenting late-breaking results, ongoing research projects, and speculative or innovative work in progress. Posters and demos are intended to provide authors and participants with the ability to connect with each other and to engage in discussions about the work. Technical posters, reports on Semantic Web software systems, descriptions of completed work, and work in progress are all welcome. Demonstrations are intended to showcase innovative Semantic Web related implementations and technologies."
For more information, please see <http://iswc2008.semanticweb.org/calls/call-for-posters-and-demonstrations/>.
The Third International Conference on Legal, Security and Privacy Issues in IT (LSPI)., 3 - 5 September 2008, Prague, Czech Republic. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 1 August 2008.
"The International Association of IT Lawyers (IAITL)and the University of Economics Prague invite you to participate in the Conference on legal, security, and privacy issues in information technology law. The Conference is an opportunity for academics, practitioners and consultants to come together, exchange ideas, and discuss emerging issues in IT law and the emerging technological environment. We invite contributions focusing on Legal, Security and Privacy Issues of IT."
For more information, please see <http://www.lspi.net/>.
UNAK'08: Information: Diversity and Awareness, 9 - 11 October, Izmir, Turkey. Call for papers. The submission deadline for title and summary is 1 August 2008.
"Rapidly increasing information and constantly developing information technologies in various science fields have created the need for information services that are quicker, more efficient and economical in this field. With the aim of meeting this need, ... UNAK has organized annual meetings and has tried to contribute to information sharing by gathering together librarians, information professionals, computer specialists and researchers to address these issues."
For more information, please see <http://www.unak.org.tr/unak08eng/>.
IDF Open Meeting: Resource Access for a Digital World, 17 June 2008, Brussels, Belgium.
"Each summer the International DOI Foundation holds a meeting for its member organisations and external participants; in recent years these have developed into thematic meetings. This year's main theme will be resource access for the digital world: the use of identifier systems, especially the DOI® System and Handle System®, in libraries and related areas, to provide persistence, support description and social infrastructure through management across open networks. The meeting is open to all interested parties; there is no cost to attend, but pre-registration is required."
For more information, please see <http://www.doi.org/doi_presentations/members_meeting_2008/index.html>.
Handle System Workshop, 17 June 2008, Brussels, Belgium.
"CNRI will sponsor a Handle System Workshop in Brussells, Belgium next month. This is a follow-on to the successful workshop held at AAAS in Washington, DC last year, which was also co-located with the annual IDF meeting.. The workshop, open to the public, will address changes in the Handle System® over the last year and will highlight new projects and innovative uses of the technology. There is no cost to attend, but pre-registration is required."
For more information, please see <http://www.handle.net/workshop_08/>.
First International Workshop on Social Computing (SOCO 2008), 17 June 2008, Taipei, Taiwan.
"The First International Workshop on Social Computing (SOCO 2008) intends to bring together social computing researchers from a wide spectrum of academic disciplines to (a) report and review the current state of the art of social computing research and its applications, (b) identify key technical challenges facing social computing studies; and (c) provide a forum to bring together researchers and practitioners to identify future research opportunities. Below are some sample research topics. SOCO 2008 is part of the pre-conference workshop series of the Sixth IEEE International Conference on Intelligence and Security Informatics (IEEE ISI-2008)."
For more information, please see <http://www.socomputing.org/>.
Sixth International Conference on Content-Based Multimedia Indexing (CBMI'08), 18 - 20 June 2008, London, United Kingdom.
"CBMI'08 aims at bringing together the various communities involved in the different aspects of Content-Based Multimedia Indexing. The scientific program of CBMI'08 will include the presentation of invited plenary talks, special sessions as well as regular sessions with contributed research papers."
For more information, please see <http://cbmi08.qmul.net/>.
HT '08 : 19th ACM Conference on Hypertext and Hypermedia, 19 - 21 June 2008, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
"The Hypertext Conference provides the forum for research that considers links, their semantics, their presentation, the applications they have been put to, the knowledge that can be derived from their analysis and their effect on society. If information is connected, then the connection is called a link: the Hypertext Conference is concerned with all research concerning links."
For more information, please see <http://www.ht2008.org/>.
The Society for Imaging Science and Technology Conference: Archiving 2008, 24 - 27 June 2008, Bern, Switzerland.
"The Archiving Conference brings together an international gathering of experts from industry, academia, governmental institutions, non-profit organizations, archives, libraries, museums, and research labs who share a commitment to addressing the challenges of archiving modern and historic materials in an increasingly digital world."
For more information, please see <http://www.imaging.org/conferences/archiving2008/>.
Elpub 2008 - Open Scholarship: Authority, Community and Sustainability in the Age of Web 2.0, 25 - 27 June 2008, Toronto, Canada.
"The International Conference on Electronic Publishing is entering its twelfth year and ELPUB 2008 marks the first time the conference will be held in North America. The Knowledge Media Design Institute at the University of Toronto is pleased to serve as the host for this important event. We look forward to welcoming you to the cosmopolitan city of Toronto and to your participation in a lively debate about the future of scholarly communication in the ever-changing world of networking technologies. "
For more information, please see <http://www.elpub.net/>.
6th International Workshop on Adaptive Multimedia Retrieval, 26 - 27 June 2008, Berlin, Germany.
"The goal of this workshop is therefore to intensify the exchange of ideas between different research communities, to provide an overview of current activities in this area and to point out connections between the diverse involved research communities: multimedia, retrieval and artificial intelligence. "
For more information, please see <http://amr2008.dke-research.de/>.
2008 American Library Association Annual Conference, 26 June - 2 July 2008, Anaheim, California, USA.
This is the annual conference of the American Libary Association. "The American Library Association is the oldest and largest library association in the world, with more than 65,000 members. Its mission is to promote the highest quality library and information services and public access to information. "
For more information, please see <http://www.ala.org/ala/eventsandconferencesb/annual/2008a/home.htm>.
2nd International Conference on Knowledge Generation, Communication and Management: KGCM 2008, 29 June - 2 July 2008,Orlando, Florida, USA.
A few of the major themes for this conference include:
For more information, please see <http://www.sciiis.org/KGCM2008>.
MULTICONF-08, 7 - 11 July 2008, Orlando, Florida, USA.
"The primary goal of the MULTICONF is to promote research and developmental activities in computer science, information technology, control engineering, and related fields. Another goal is to promote the dissemination of research to a multidisciplinary audience and to facilitate communication among researchers, developers, practitioners in different fields."
For more information, please see <http://www.promoteresearch.org/>.
WORLDCOMP'08 The 2008 World Congress in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, and Applied Computing, 14 - 17 July 2008, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
"WORLDCOMP'08 is the largest annual gathering of researchers in computer science, computer engineering and applied computing. [Youngsong Mun] 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. This model facilitates communication among researchers in different fields of computer science and computer engineering."
For more information, please see <http://www.world-academy-of-science.org/worldcomp08/ws>.
EuroScience Open Forum (ESOF) 2008: , 18 - 22 July 2008, Barcelona, Spain.
"The mission of the Euroscience Open Forum (ESOF) is to provide both the European and the international science and business communities with an open platform for debate and communication. It presents and profiles Europe's leading research trends in the sciences, humanities and social sciences. It is an opportunity to discuss and influence the future of research and innovation in Europe by involving all main stakeholders: scientists, business executives and policy-makers."
For more information, please see <http://www.esof2008.org/>.
31st Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference, 20 - 24 July 2008, Singapore.
"SIGIR is the major international forum for the presentation of new research results and for the demonstration of new systems and techniques in the broad field of information retrieval (IR)."
For more information, please see <http://www.sigir2008.org/>.
International Council on Archives (ICA) 2008 Congress, 21 - 27 July 2008, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
The theme of this year's congress is Archives, Governance and Development: Mapping Future Society. "The themes have been broadly defined so that the programme will be as inclusive as possible....The phrase 'Mapping Future Society' is intended to stimulate proposals which are not based on a narrowly professional discourse but which place the work of the archivist in its wider social context....Participation is open, and the host institution is the National Archives of Malaysia."
For more information, please see <http://www.kualalumpur2008.ica.org/>.
IADIS International Conference Informatics 2008, 22 - 27 July 2008, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
"The IADIS Informatics 2008 shall host fundamental topics on Informatics. In addition, its scope is not just limited to fundamental theory, but it should also cover the impact of Informatics on society and human life, and it shall furthermore complement theory foundations with technical considerations and practice."
For more information, please see <http://www.informatics-conf.org/>.
5th International Conference on Adaptive Hypermedia and Adaptive Web-Based Systems, 28 July - 1 August 2008, Hannover, Germany.
"The Adaptive Hypermedia conferences are the major forums for the scientific exchange and presentation of research on adaptive hypermedia and adaptive Web-based systems....The 2008 conference is momentous, as it represents the marriage of the Adaptive Hypermedia and User Modeling communities, both of which are major sponsors."
For more information, please see <http://www.ah2008.org/>.
International Workshop on Social and Personal Computing for Web-Supported Learning Communities (SPeL 2008), 28 July - 1 August 2008, Turku, Finland.
"This workshop deals with current research on social and personalization aspects in Web-supported learning communities and aims at providing a forum for discussing new trends in this area. "
For more information, please see <http://software.ucv.ro/~popescu_elvira/spel2008/>.
The 2008 International Symposium on Applications and the Internet (SAINT), 28 July - 1 August 2008, Turku, Finland.
"SAINT focuses on emerging research challenges raised by the pervasive Intenet, and its future applications and services, as well as their enabling technologies. The symposium provides a forum for researchers and practitioners from the academic, industrial, public and governmental sectors to share their latest innovations on Internet technologies and applications."
For more information, please see <http://www.icta.ufl.edu/saint08/>.
Visual Information Engineering 2008, 29 July - 1 August 2008, Xi'an, China.
"The 5th IET Visual Information Engineering 2008 Conference (VIE'08) addresses the fundamental elements of image, video and graphics research and development. This years event focuses on the key technical areas including the growing convergence of computer graphics and computer vision/image processing, which is an increasingly important area in commercial multimedia applications development. "
For more information, please see <http://vie08.qmul.net/>.
Library Assessment Conference Building Effective, Sustainable, Practical Assessment, 4 - 6 August 2008, Seattle, Washington, USA.
"The conference goal is to support and nurture the library assessment community through a mix of invited speakers, contributed papers and posters, workshops, and engaging discussion. The conference is geared toward library and information professionals and researchers with responsibility for or an interest in the broad field of library assessment with an emphasis on (but not limited) to North American academic libraries."
For more information, please see <http://www.libraryassessment.org/>.
First International Conference on the Application of Digital Information and Web Technologies (ICADIWT 2008), 4 - 6 August 2008, Ostrava, Czech Republic.
"The First IEEE International Conference on the Applications of Digital Information and Web Technologies (ICADIWT 2008) (Co-sponsored by IEEE) is a forum for scientists, engineers, and practitioners to present their latest research results, ideas, developments and applications in all areas of Computer and Information Sciences, Artificial Intelligence, Mobile Computing, Networking, Web Content Mining, Health Informatics, Bioinformatics and IT Applications across disciplines."
For more information, please see <http://www.dirf.org/diwt2008/>.
24th Annual Conference on Distance Teaching & Learning, 5 - 8 August 2008, 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 that are relevant to the design and delivery of distance education/training."
For more information, please see <http://www.uwex.edu/disted/conference/>.
10th International Conference of the International Society for Knowledge Organization, 5 - 8 August 2008, Montr&#eacute;al, Canada.
This is the tenth international conference of the International Society for Knowledge Organization (ISKO). "Founded in 1989, ISKO is the leading international society for organization of knowledge. ISKO has a broad and interdisciplinary scope. ISKO's mission is to advance conceptual work in knowledge organization in all kinds of forms, and for all kinds of purposes, such as databases, libraries, dictionaries and the Internet. As an interdisciplinary society, ISKO brings together professionals from many different fields. ISKO counts more than 500 members all over the world, from fields such as information science, philosophy, linguistics, computer science, as well as special domains such as medical informatics. "
For more information, please see <http://www.ebsi.umontreal.ca/isko2008/>.
World Library and Information Congress: 74th IFLA General Conference and Council , 10 - 14 August 2008, Québec, Canada.
"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."
For more information, please see <http://www.ifla.org/IV/ifla74/index.htm>.
International Symposium on Versioning XML Documents and Vocabularies, 11 August 2008, Montréal, Canada.
"[This is] a one-day discussion of issues relating to revision, variation, and managing change in XML documents and vocabularies."
For more information, please see <http://www.balisage.net/Versioning/index.html>.
Balisage: The Markup Conference, 12 - 15 August 2008, Montréal, Canada.
"Balisage is a peer reviewed conference designed to meet the needs of markup theoreticians and practitioners who are pushing the boundaries of the field. It's all about the markup: how to create it; what it means; hierarchies and overlap; modeling; taxonomies; transformation; query, searching, and retrieval; presentation and accessibility; making systems that make markup dance (or dance faster to a different tune in a smaller space) in short, changing the world and the web through the power of marked-up information."
For more information, please see <http://www.balisage.net/>.
5th International Workshop on Constraints and Language Processing (CSLP2008), 4 - 15 August 2008, Hamburg, Germany.
"The CSLP 2008 workshop addresses the question of constraints and language processing from an interdisciplinary perspective. Constraints are widely used in linguistics, computer science, and psychology. How they are used, however, varies widely according to the research domain: natural language processing, knowledge representation, cognitive modelling, problem solving mechanisms, etc. The purpose is to pursue a paradigm, unifying the different approaches into a common framework capable of explaining how constraints play a role in representing, processing and acquiring linguistic information, and this from a formal, technical, and cognitive perspective. "
For more information, please see <http://control.ruc.dk/CSLP2008/>.
KDD '08: The 14th ACM SIGKDD International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining, 24 - 27 August 2008, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
"The annual ACM SIGKDD conference is the premier international forum for data mining researchers and practitioners from academia, industry, and government to share their ideas, research results and experiences. KDD-08 will feature keynote presentations, oral paper presentations, poster sessions, workshops, tutorials, panels, exhibits, demonstrations, and the KDD Cup competition."
For more information, please see <http://www.kdd.org/kdd2008/>.
17th International Conference on Information Systems Development (ISD2008) 25 - 27 August 2008, Paphos, Cyprus.
"Information Systems Development (ISD) progresses rapidly, continually creating new challenges for the professionals involved. New concepts and approaches emerge constantly in this field. Progress in ISD comes from research as well as from practice. Over the past 16 years, the ISD conference has acted as an international forum for the exchange of ideas and experiences between researchers, academy and industry, and as a means to stimulate exploration of new solutions."
For more information, please see <http://isd2008.cs.ucy.ac.cy/>.
(Correction made 5/19/08 to one of the event hyperlinks.)
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