Journal authors' rights perception and reality, by Sally Morris, Morris Associates, Copyright © Publishing Research Consortium 2009.
From the Introduction to the Report: "An objective analysis of what authors say they want, what they think their agreements allow, and what publishers' agreements actually allow, has hitherto been absent. The present paper attempts to provide this, by looking in detail at two major surveys"
For more information, please see <http://www.publishingresearch.net/documents/JournalAuthorsRights.pdf>.
Assessing the Impacts of Changes in the Information Technology R&D Ecosystem: Retaining Leadership in an Increasingly Global Environment , National Research Council ISBN: 978-0-309-11882-8, 204 pages, 6 x 9, paperback (2009) $40.73.
From the Preface: "The sustained development of information technology (IT) over the past several decades has contributed significantly to nearly every aspect of the U.S. economy and society. This development has been fueled by the participation and cooperation of members of an ecosystem comprising academic, industry, and government IT research and development (R&D) performers and supporters. Concern has been growing, however, that the historically highly successful U.S. IT innovation ecosystem is at risk. In this period of intense global competition reflecting, notably, the growing economic strength of India and China the consequences for the United States of a less than vital IT R&D ecosystem could be quite severe. To address these concerns, the National Science Foundation asked the National Research Council (NRC) to assess the impacts of changes in the IT R&D infrastructure."
This book can be searched and read online at no charge. Printed copies are available for purchase. For more information, please see <http://books.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=12174>.
The Mobile Difference, by John Horrigan, Pew Internet & American Life Project, March 25, 2009.
"Mobile connectivity is now a powerful differentiator among technology users. Those who plug into the information and communications world while on-the-go are notably more active in many facets of digital life than those who use wires to jack into the internet and the 14% of Americans who are off the grid entirely...The typology of information and communication technology users developed by the Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project is based on two surveys concluded in December 2007."
For more information, please see <http://www.pewinternet.org/Reports/2009/5-The-Mobile-Difference--Typology.aspx>.
Best Practices for Publishing Journal Articles, NFAIS Working Group, The National Federation of Advanced Information Services (NFAIS), February 2009.
"In late 2007, the number of publishers releasing articles one-by-one had increased substantially, and many other publishers were considering doing so. Because there were no standards, abstracting and indexing services were encountering a variety of issues that made it difficult for them to index and process the articles. When NFAIS held a members-only meeting on the subject, nearly fifty people attended. The consensus was that a Working Group should be formed to recommend Best Practices that might evolve into industry practice."
For more information, please see <http://www.nfais.org/Best_Practices_Final_Public.pdf>.
Harnessing the Power of Digital Data for Science and Society, Report of the Interagency Working Group on Digital Data to the Committee on Science of the National Science and Technology Council, January 2009.
"This report provides a strategy to ensure that digital scientific data can be reliably preserved for maximum use in catalyzing progress in science and society."
For more information, please see the NSF press release about it at <http://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=114448&org=NSF&from=news>. The report is at <http://www.nitrd.gov/About/Harnessing_Power_Web.pdf>.
PARSE.Insight. INSIGHT into issues of Permanent Access to the Records of Science in Europe, 27 March 2009 Report of the PARSE.Insignt project.
"The purpose of this document is to provide an overview and initial details of a number of specific components, both technical and non-technical, which would be needed to supplement existing and already planned infrastructures for science data."
For more information, please see <http://www.parse-insight.eu/publications.php>.
Working Together or Apart: Promoting the Next Generation of Digital Scholarship , Report of a Workshop Cosponsored by the Council on Library and Information Resources and The National Endowment for the Humanities, Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) pub 145, March, 2009. 78 pp. $25. ISBN 978-1-932326-33-8.
From the Executive Summary to the report: "On September 15, 2008, CLIR, in cooperation with the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), held a symposium to explore research topics arising at the intersection of humanities, social sciences, and computer science. The meeting addressed two fundamental questions: (1) how do the new media advance and transform the interpretation and analysis of text, image, and other sources of interest to the humanities and social sciences and enable new expression and pedagogy?, and (2) how do those processes of inquiry pose questions and challenges for research in computer science as well as in the humanities and social sciences? Working Together or Apart considers these two questions."
The report can be downloaded in PDF or purchased in print format. For more information, please see <http://www.clir.org/pubs/abstract/pub145abst.html>.
A Status Report on JPEG 2000 Implementation for Still Images: The UConn Survey, by David Lowe and Michael J. Bennett, University of Connecticut - Storrs.
"JPEG 2000 is the product of thorough efforts toward an open standard by experts in the imaging field. With its key components for still images published officially by the ISO/IEC by 2002, it has been solidly stable for several years now, yet its adoption has been considered tenuous enough to cause imaging software developers to question the need for continued support. Digital archiving and preservation professionals must rely on solid standards, so in the fall of 2008 the authors undertook a survey among implementers (and potential implementers) to capture a snapshot of JPEG 2000's status, with an eye toward gauging its perception within this community."
For more information, please see <http://digitalcommons.uconn.edu/libr_pubs/19/>.
Mobile Learning: Transforming the Delivery of Education and Training, Edited by Mohamed Ally. Published by AU Press, Athabasca University Press in its Issues in Distance Education series.
"This second book in AU Press's Issues in Distance Education Series offers both theoretical and very practical insights into the diverse uses of mobile devices for formal and informal learning." The book was produced under a Creative Commons license and can be downloaded in PDF by chapter or can be purchased in print format.
For more information, please see <http://www.aupress.ca/index.php/books/120155>.
Dispelling myths about e-books with empirical evidence (Summary Report), Caren Milloy, Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) E-books Project Manager, March 2009.
"During the last two years, the JISC national e-books observatory has collaborated with universities in the UK, gathering real time evidence on how course text e-books are actually used by students and teachers. The project commenced in 2007 with the licensing of 36 course text e-books for students on business management, media studies, engineering and medicine courses. These e-books were selected by the higher education community and made available free of charge to all users in UK higher education. 127 universities, 76% of all higher education, participated in the project and worked with JISC Collections and CIBER at University College London on the deep log analysis study." (The final report is due out in Summer 2009.)
For more information, please see <http://www.jiscebooksproject.org/>.
Advancing the State of the Art in Distributed Digital Libraries: Accomplishments of and Lessons Learned from the Digital Library Federation Aquifer Metadata Working Group, Jenn Riley and Sarah Shreeves on behalf of the Aquifer Metadata Working Group, April 29, 2009.
"The DLF Aquifer Metadata Working Group has released a brief report summarizing the Working Group's activities through the life of the DLF Aquifer initiative, reflecting on the impact and effectiveness of these activities, and suggesting some directions future similar initiatives might explore."
For more information, please see <http://tinyurl.com/dlfaquifermwg>.
E-journals: their use, value and impact, Research Information Network (RIN), April 2009.
"This report examines how researchers interact with journal websites and whether enhanced access to journal articles has led to greater productivity, research quality and other outcomes. It finds that researchers are savvy when it comes to using e-journals, finding the information they need quickly and efficiently, and that higher spending on e-journals is linked to better research outcomes."
For more information, please see <http://www.rin.ac.uk/use-ejournals>.
LIBRES, Volume 19, Issue 1, March 2009.
"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. "
For more information, please see <http://libres.curtin.edu.au/>.
ERCIM News, Special theme: Future Internet Technology, April 2009.
"ERCIM News is the magazine of ERCIM. It reports on joint actions of the ERCIM partners, and aims to reflect the contribution made by ERCIM to the European Community in Information Technology. Through short articles and news items, it provides a forum for the exchange of information between the institutes and also with the wider scientific community. ERCIM News is published quarterly."
For more information, please see <http://ercim-news.ercim.org/>.
Journal of Information Architecture, Volume 1, Issue 1, Spring 2009.
"The Journal of Information Architecture is an international peer-reviewed scholarly journal. Its aim is to facilitate the systematic development of the scientific body of knowledge in the field of information architecture....This first issue is freely available to the public. Each subsequent current issue will be accessible first to Information Architecture Institute members, while the archives will be available to everyone."
For more information, please see <http://journalofia.org/>.
LIBER Quarterly: The Journal of European Research Libraries, Vol. 19 No. 1.
"LIBER represents and promotes the interests of research libraries in Europe. The overall aim is to assist research libraries in Europe to support a functional network across national boundaries in order to ensure the preservation of the European cultural heritage, to improve access to collections in European research libraries, and to provide more efficient information services in Europe."
For more information, please see <http://liber.library.uu.nl/>.
eLearning Papers, No. 12, February 2009).
"eLearning Papers adds a new dimension to the exchange of information on e-learning in Europe and stimulates research. As such, the articles provide views regarding the current situation and e-learning trends in different communities: schools, universities, companies, civil society and institutions. eLearning Papers provides all those interested with an opportunity to have their texts published throughout Europe. Through these articles, the journal promotes the use of ICT for lifelong learning in Europe."
For more information, please see <http://www.elearningpapers.eu/index.php?page=home&vol=12>.
Information Research, Volume 14, No 1 March, 2009, ISBN: 1368-1613.
"Information Research is a freely available, international, scholarly journal, dedicated to making accessible the results of research across a wide range of information-related disciplines. It is privately published by Professor T.D. Wilson, Professor Emeritus of the University of Sheffield, with in-kind support from Lund University Libraries, Lund, Sweden and from the Swedish School of Library and Information Science."
For more information, please see <http://informationr.net/ir/14-1/infres141.html>.
Digital Document Quarterly (DDQ), Volume 8, Number 1, 1Q2009, HMG Consulting.
"Topics in this issue of DDQ include: Open Access, Digital Preservation and Epistemology. Also included are News and Reading Recommendations."
For more information, please see <http://home.pacbell.net/hgladney/ddq_8_1.htm>.
ScieCom Info, Vol 5, No 1 (2009).
"ScieCom info - Nordic-Baltic Forum for Scientific Communication is a two-year project funded by the Nordbib research funding programme. Mission:
For more information, please see <http://nile.lub.lu.se/ojs/index.php/sciecominfo>.
Point to Point
Digital Preservation Roadshows 2009-10, series of events.
"A series of Roadshows organised by the Society of Archives and sponsored by Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC), The National Archives (TNA), Planets and Cymal are being held across the UK to raise awareness of digital preservation tools and techniques. The events aim to raise awareness of the issues, to demonstrate that there are solutions that don't involve spending large amounts of money, and to show how to take the first, small, incremental steps in this field."
For more information, please see <http://www.dpconline.org/graphics/events/09-10roadshows.html>.
"The Strategic Content Alliance has published a suite of products covering different elements of its work, from audience research to intellectual property rights. The publications encompass guides, briefing papers, navigation guides and toolkits. All are available to download for free as PDFs."
For more information, please see <http://sca.jiscinvolve.org/publications>.
Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography, Version 75, May 12, 2009, Charles W. Bailey, Jr.
"Version 75 of the Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography is now available from Digital Scholarship. This selective bibliography presents over 3,400 articles, books, and other printed and electronic sources that are useful in understanding scholarly electronic publishing efforts on the Internet. Where possible, links are provided to works that are freely available on the Internet, including e-prints in disciplinary archives and institutional repositories."
For more information, please see <http://www.digital-scholarship.org/sepb/sepb.html>.
Calls for Participation
DCC Digital Curation Manual: Call for authors and topics. The submission deadline is 1 June 2009.
"The Digital Curation Centre (DCC) is working to identify and share expertise and best practices regarding the creation, curation, and reuse of digital information over time. A key objective for achieving this goal is the creation and maintenance of the DCC Digital Curation Manual. The Digital Curation Manual is intended to be a community-driven resource from the selection of instalment topics through to authorship and peer review. Individual instalments are authored by leading experts in the field and cover a range of issues relating to digital curation. The Digital Curation Manual is designed to assist data creators, curators and re-users to better understand the challenges they face and the roles they play in creating, managing and preserving their digital information over time. Each instalment places the topic in the context of digital curation by providing an introduction to the subject, suggestions for best practice, and by providing real-life examples of the topic in action."
A list of current instalments and proposed new topics and abstracts is available at <http://www.dcc.ac.uk/resource/curation-manual/chapters/>.
IEEE 2009 International Conference on Cloud Computing (CLOUD-II 2009), 21 - 25 September 2009, Bangalore, India. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 1 June 2009.
"Based on the technology foundations and industry driving forces, the 2009 International Conference on Cloud Computing (CLOUD 2009) is created to provide a prime international forum for both researchers and industry practitioners to exchange the latest fundamental advances in the state of the art and practice of Cloud Computing, identify emerging research topics, and define the future of Cloud Computing. "
For more information, please see <http://www.thecloudcomputing.org/2009/2/>.
International Conference on Preservation of Digital Objects (iPRES 2009), 5 - 6 October 2009, San Francisco, California, USA. Call for papers. The submission deadline for abstracts is 5 June 2009.
"iPRES 2009 will be the sixth in the series of annual international conferences that bring together researchers and practitioners from around the world to explore the latest trends, innovations, and practices in preserving our scientific and cultural digital heritage."
For more information, please see <http://www.cdlib.org/iPres/ipres2009.html>.
WEMIS 2009: Workshop on Exploring Musical Information Spaces, 1 - 2 October 2009, Corfu, Greece. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 14 June 2009.
"The goal of the workshop is to gather researchers in all the disciplines related to music digital libraries, where original results on how musical information spaces can be explored are shared and discussed. "
For more information, please see <http://www.dlsi.ua.es/wemis09/>.
The International ACM Conference on Management of Emergent Digital EcoSystems (MEDES'09), 27 - 30 October 2009, Lyon, France. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 15 June 2009.
"The International ACM Conference on Management of Emergent Digital EcoSystems (MEDES) aims to develop and bring together a diverse community from academia, research laboratories and industry interested in exploring the manifold challenges and issues related to resource management of Digital Ecosystems and how current approaches and technologies can be evolved and adapted to this end. The conference seeks related original research papers, industrial papers and proposals for demonstrations, and tutorials and workshops."
For more information, please see <http://sigappfr.acm.org/MEDES/09/>.
Cultural Heritage online: Empowering users: an active role for user communities, 15 - 16 December 2009, Florence, Italy. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 15 June 2009.
"This conference aims to explore, analyze, and evaluate the state of the art and future trends in user communities and cultural contents on the web from an international perspective, and bring together academic researchers, policy makers and practitioners, providing a forum for the discussion and dissemination of the selected themes."
For more information, please see <http://www.rinascimento-digitale.it/index.php?SEZ=545">.
2nd International Conference The Future of Information Sciences (INFuture), 4 - 6 November 2009, Zagreb, Croatia. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 15 June 2009.
"Future of Information Sciences (INFuture) is a series of international conferences aimed at researchers and professionals from the broad field of information studies and related professions. The objective of the conference is to provide a platform for discussing both theoretical and practical issues in information organization and information integration."
For more information, please see <http://infoz.ffzg.hr/INFuture/>.
PersDB 2009 3rd International Workshop on Personalized Access, Profile Management, and Context Awareness in Databases, 28 August 2009, Lyon, France. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 26 June 2009.
"Proliferation of database-driven web sites has brought upon a plethora of information access and dissemination applications. Monitoring and trading stock portfolios, news notification, weather tracking, and even simple search are just a few examples. In addition, recently, new applications have emerged that go beyond information access and dissemination and enhance creativity, information sharing and exploration, and collaboration among users, providing richer interaction possibilities. Now, users cannot only access content but they can also generate, share and modify content, compose their applications, enhance their interface, etc. Web-based communities, wikis, social networks, mashups, folksonomies are some of the emerging new applications. In all these applications, different notions of user information, such as preferences, community memberships and social interactions, and context information, such as a user's social network, location, time, and other features of a user's environment, are of paramount importance in order to improve and personalize user experience. In this context, new challenges emerge for user-centric, context-aware database systems for storing and managing different aspects of user and context information, for data management and computing taking into account personal, social and contextual information about users and for customizability of their behavior."
For more information, please see <http://persdb09.stanford.edu/>.
IADIS International WWW/Internet 2009 Conference, 19 - 22 November 2009, Rome Italy. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 26 June 2009.
"The IADIS WWW/Internet 2009 conference aims to address the main issues of concern within the WWW/Internet. The WWW and Internet has had a huge development in recent years. Aspects of concern are no longer just technical but involve other aspects as well. This conference aims to cover both technological as well as non-technological issues related to these developments."
For more information, please see <http://www.internet-conf.org/>.
Second Workshop on "Very Large Digital Libraries", 1 - 2 October 2009, Corfu, Greece. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 29 June 2009.
"The goal of this workshop is to provide researchers, practitioners and application developers with a forum fostering a constructive exchange among all key actors in the field of Very Large Digital Libraries."
For more information, please see <http://www.delos.info/vldl2009/>.
The 5th International Conference on Signal Image Technology and Internet Based Systems (SITIS'09), 29 November - 4 December 2009, Marrakech, Morocco. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 30 June 2009.
"The SITIS conference is dedicated to research on the technologies used to represent, share and process information in various forms, ranging multimedia data to traditional structured data and semi-structured data found in the web. SITIS spans two inter-related research domains that increasingly play a key role in connecting systems across network centric environments to allow distributed computing and information sharing."
For more information, please see <http://www.u-bourgogne.fr/SITIS/09/>.
5th International Digital Curation Conference "Moving to Multi-Scale Science: Managing Complexity and Diversity", 2 - 4 December 2009, London, United Kingdom. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 24 July 2009.
"The first day of the conference will address the concept of a data-driven infrastructure for science looking at the wide range of scale, discipline, skills, sectors, and funding. This part of the programme will include invited speakers in plenary sessions together with an interactive afternoon, including a "Community Space" for posters, demonstrations and informal meetings and an opportunity to attend clinics on aspects of curation. The second day of the conference will be dedicated to practitioner approaches, solutions and models, with peer-reviewed papers in themed parallel sessions."
For more information, please see <http://www.dcc.ac.uk/events/dcc-2009/>.
International Conference on Academic Libraries (ICAL-2009), 5 - 8 October 2009, New Delhi, India. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 30 July 2009.
"The International Conference on Academic Libraries (ICAL-2009) is being organized to come up with a vision for next generation academic libraries in order to meet the challenge of knowledge society, in giving the country a competitive edge in knowledge economy. The conference will provide an international platform to all stakeholders to address all issues of importance to academic libraries, discuss and debate roles that academic libraries can play in the higher education system in developed and developing countries with particular reference to India by 2020."
For more information, please see <http://crl.du.ac.in/ical09/>.
Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL) 2009, 15 - 19 June 2009, Austin, Texas, USA.
"Since 2001, the Joint Conference on Digital Libraries has served as the major international forum focused 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 manner of digital content; new means of selecting, collecting, organizing, and distributing digital content; and theoretical models of information media, including document genres and electronic publishing."
For more information, please see <http://www.jcdl2009.org>.
TrebleCLEF Summer School on Multilingual Information Access, 15 - 19 June 2009, Pisa, Italy.
"The aim of the Summer School is to give participants a grounding in the core topics that constitute the multidisciplinary area of Multilingual Information Access (MLIA). Both theoretical and practical issues will be addressed. The School is intended for advanced undergraduate and post-graduate students, post-doctorial researchers plus academic and industrial researchers and system developers with backgrounds in Computer Science, Information Science, Language Technologies and related areas."
For more information, please see <http://www.trebleclef.eu/summerschool.php>.
International Conference Informatics 2009, 17 - 19 June 2009, Algarve, Portugal.
"The IADIS Informatics 2009 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/>.
CERN Workshop on Innovations in Scholarly Communication (OAI6), 17 - 19 June 2009, Geneva, Switzerland.
"The workshop is aimed at those involved in the development of openaccess (OA) repositories and who can influence the direction of developments either within their institution, their country or at an international level that includes technical developers of OA bibliographic databases and connected services, research information policy developers at university or library level, funding bodies concerned with access to the results of their research, OA publishers,and influential researchers keen to lead OA developments in their own field."
For more information, please see <http://www.unige.ch/workshop/oai6/>.
2009 Symposium on Interactive Visual Information Collections and Activity (IVICA), 19 June 2009, Austin, Texas, USA.
"The 2009 Symposium on Interactive Visual Information Collections and Activity (IVICA) [has invited] submissions reporting research and practice regarding software for working with information visually. This includes the entire cluster of activities related to composing, nurturing, collecting, maintaining, and making associations within information; the environments and related tools in which these activities take place; and the theory behind these activities and environments."
For more information, please see <http://www.csdl.tamu.edu/old/IVICA/>.
2009 ISPIM Conference - The Future of Innovation, 21 - 23 June 2009, Vienna, Austria.
"This conference will bring together academics, business leaders, consultants and other professionals involved in innovation management. The conference format will include facilitated themed sessions for academic and practitioner presentations together with interactive workshops and discussion panels. Additionally, the conference will provide excellent networking opportunities together with a taste of local Viennese culture."
For more information, please see <http://www.ispim.org/conference/>.
Digital Preservation - the Planets way, 22 - 24 June 2009, Copenhagen, Denmark (Note: registration is limited. Register early.).
"Planets (Preservation and Long-term Access through NETworked Services) will host the first in a series of three-day training events in Europe at The Royal Library, Copenhagen on 22-24 June 2009. Digital Preservation The Planets Way will examine the need to preserve digital content, the action that needs to be taken and the Planets approach to addressing these issues."
For more information, please see <http://www.planets-project.eu/events/copenhagen-2009/>.
Information: Interactions and Impact (i3), 22 - 25 June 2009, Aberdeen, United Kingdom.
"i3 is concerned with the quality and effectiveness of the interaction between people and information and how this interaction can bring about change in individuals, organisations, communities and society. The conference will look beyond the issues of use and accessibility of technology to questions about the way interaction with the information and knowledge content of today's systems and services can make a difference to people's lives."
For more information, please see <http://www.i3conference2009.org.uk/>.
User Modeling, Adaptation, and Personalization (UMAP), 22 - 26 June, Trento, Italy.
"The biennial conference series User Modeling (UM, 1986-2007) and Adaptive Hypermedia and Adaptive Web-Based Systems (AH, 2000-2008) have been merged into the annual conference series User Modeling, Adaptation, and Personalization (UMAP). UMAP is the most important conference for those interested in any aspect of (interaction with) systems that acquire information about a user (or group of users) so as to be able to adapt their behavior to that user or group. "
For more information, please see <http://umap09.fbk.eu/>.
The Second International m-Libraries Conference, 23 - 24 June 2009, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
"This conference aims to explore and share work carried out in libraries around the world to deliver services and resources to users 'on the move,' via a growing plethora of mobile and hand-held devices. The conference will bring together researchers, technical developers, managers and library practitioners to exchange experience and expertise and generate ideas for future developments."
For more information, please see <http://library.open.ac.uk/mLibraries/>.
The 3rd International Conference on Information Security and Assurance, 25 - 27 June 2009, Seoul, Korea.
"ISA-09 will be the most comprehensive conference focused on the various aspects of advances in Information Security and Assurance. The concepts of Security and Assurance are emerging rapidly as an exciting new paradigm to provide reliable and safe life services. The Conference provides a chance for academic and industry professionals to discuss recent progress in the area of Information Security and Assurance including modeling, simulation and novel applications associated with the utilization and acceptance of computing devices and systems."
For more information, please see <http://www.sersc.org/ISA2009/index.php>.
The 11th IEEE International Conference on High Performance Computing and Communications (HPCC-09), 25 - 27 June 2009, Seoul, Korea.
"The HPCC-2009 conference is the 11th edition of the highly successful International Conference on High Performance and Communications(HPCC). It provides a forum for engineers and scientists in academia, industry, and government to address the resulting profound challenges and to present and discuss their new ideas, research results, applications and experience on all aspects of high performance computing and communications."
For more information, please see <http://www.sersc.org/HPCC2009/>.
DigCCurr Professional Institute: Curation Practices for the Digital Object Lifecycle, First session: 21 - 26 June 2009, Second session: 6 - 7 January 2010, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA.
"This professional institute consists of one five-day session in June 2009 and a two-day follow-up session in January 2010. Each day of the June session will include lectures, discussion and a hands-on 'lab' component. A course pack and a private, online discussion space will be provided to supplement learning and application of the material. An opening reception, break-time snacks and drinks, and a dinner will also be included. "
For more information, please see <http://ils.unc.edu/digccurr/institute.html>.
Hypertext 2009: The Twentieth ACM Conference on Hypertext and Hypermedia , 29 June - 1 July 2009, Torino, Italy.
"The ACM Hypertext Conference is the main venue for high quality peer-reviewed research on 'linking.' The Web, the Semantic Web, the Web 2.0, and Social Networks are all manifestations of the success of the link."
For more information, please see <http://www.ht2009.org/>.
5th International Evidence Based Library & Information Practice Conference, 29 June - 3 July 2009, Stockholm, Sweden.
"As library practitioners and academics, we constantly face the challenge to establish the effectiveness of the services we design, the services we advocate, the services we provide. Whether this challenge occurs within a climate of expansion, of reaffirmation or of survival we have a professional responsibility to demonstrate to our users, our managers, our colleagues and our other stakeholders that we remain in touch with the evidence base for library and information practice. "
For more information, please see <http://blogs.kib.ki.se/eblip5/>.
6th World Conference of Science Journalists, 30 June - 2 July, 2009, London, United Kingdom.
"The 6th World Conference of Science Journalists in 2009 (WCSJ2009) will bring established and aspiring reporters, writers and science communicators from around the world to debate, network, develop their professional skills and report on the latest advances in science and technology."
For more information, please see <http://www.wcsj2009.org/>.
LIBER 38th Annual General Conference: Innovation through Collaboration, 30 June - 3 July 2009, Toulouse, France.
"The general theme of the conference is 'Innovation through Collaboration', and the conference itself will be innovative, offering a wide range of session's format: Plenary sessions, Break Out sessions, Current Issues, Master Classes, and Poster Sessions."
For more information, please see <http://liber2009.biu-toulouse.fr/>.
6th International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics (ICINCO 2009), 2 - 5 July 2009, Milan, Italy.
"The purpose of the 6th International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics (ICINCO) is to bring together researchers, engineers and practitioners interested in the application of informatics to Control, Automation and Robotics. Three simultaneous tracks will be held, covering Intelligent Control Systems, Optimization, Robotics, Automation, Signal Processing, Systems Modeling and Control."
For more information, please see <http://www.icinco.org/>.
7th IEEE International Conference on Web Services (ICWS), 6 - 10 July 2009, Los Angeles, California, USA.
"The IEEE International Conference on Web Services (ICWS) has been a prime international forum for both researchers and industry practitioners to exchange the latest fundamental advances in the state of the art and practice of Web services, identify emerging research topics, and define the future of Web services."
For more information, please see <http://conferences.computer.org/icws/2009/>.
The 1st International Symposium on Cyber-Physical Intelligence, 7 - 10 July 2009, Brisbane, Australia.
"IEEE APSCC 2008 is an important forum for researchers and industry practitioners to exchange information regarding advancements in the state of art and practice of IT-driven business services and application services, as well as to identify emerging research topics and define the future directions of Services Computing."
For more information, please see <http://apscc2008.csie.chu.edu.tw/>.
American Library Association Annual Conference 2009, 9 - 15 July 2009, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
"This is the major library association annual meeting of the year for members of the American Library Association. It is held in convention centers because of the thousands who attend each year."
For more information, please see <http://www.ala.org/ala/conferencesevents/upcoming/annual/index.cfm>.
8th International Conference on Mathematical Knowledge Management MKM 2009, 10 - 12 July 2009, Grand Bend, Ontario, Canada.
"Mathematical Knowledge Management is an innovative field at the intersection of mathematics, computer science, library science, and scientific publishing. Its development is driven by on the one hand new technological possibilities which computer science, the Internet, and intelligent knowledge processing offer, and on the other hand the increasing demand by engineers and scientists for new techniques for producing, transmitting, consuming, and managing sophisticated mathematical knowledge. The conference is concerned with all aspects of mathematical knowledge management."
For more information, please see <http://www.orcca.on.ca/conferences/cicm09/mkm09/>.
6th International Conference on Cybernetics and Information Technologies, Systems and Applications: CITSA 2009, 10 - 13 July 2009, Orlando, Florida, USA.
"CITSA 2009 is an International Multi-Conference being organized with the purpose of providing researchers, practitioners, developers, consultants, and end-users of computerized, communications and/or control systems and technologies, as well as their industrial and social applications in the private and the public sectors, an opportunity to join in a common place sharing experience and knowledge. It is intended to be a forum to expose and share current and future research work and innovations in these areas, as well as in the relationships among them."
For more information, please see <http://www.2009iiisconferences.org/CITSA>.
The 2nd International Symposium on Academic Globalization: AG 2009, 10 - 13 July 2009, Orlando, Florida, USA.
"The purpose of AG 2009 is to bring together scholars, educators and practitioners with the objective of exploring, reflecting and sharing ideas with regards to the impact that the Globalization Phenomena is having or might have on universities (research, teaching and continuing education), and vice versa: the impact that academia is generating, or could generate on the phenomenon of globalization. "
For more information, please see <http://www.iiis2009.org/wmsci/website/default.asp?vc=22>.
3rd International Conference on Knowledge Generation, Communication and Management: KGCM 2009, 10 - 13 July 2009, Orlando, Florida, USA.
"Information and communications Technologies are increasingly supporting the effectiveness and the efficiency on Knowledge generations, communication and management, as well as the relationships among them. Consequently, a main purpose of KGCM 2009 is to bring together researchers, professionals, academics, consultants and practitioners related to any of these three areas, to relationships among them as well as those who are related to the conception, design or implementations of systems, tools and technologies oriented to support knowledge generation, communications and/or management."
For more information, please see <http://www.iiis2009.org/wmsci/website/AboutConfer.asp?vc=18>.
The 2nd International Multi-Conference on Engineering and Technological Innovation: IMETI 2009, 10 - 13 July 2009, Orlando, Florida, USA.
"Publications and conferences related to Engineering are usually oriented to one of its three dimensions. While this is an adequate thing to do when disciplinary focus is sought, it does not represent Engineering as a whole and it misses the very important synergic relationships among the three kinds of engineering activities mentioned above. This is why a group of scholars, professionals and consultants, in the field of engineering, considered the possibility of initiating a publishing process and organizing a conference where presentations will not be reduced to one of the Engineering's dimensions, but to foster the participation of academics, practitioners and managers in the three dimensions of Engineering, in the same conference, or in the same publication, so they can synergistically interact with each other. A consequence of this purpose is the organization of IMETI 2009."
For more information, please see <http://www.iiis2009.org/imeti/website/AboutConfer.asp?vc=20>.
WORLDCOMP'09: The 2009 World Congress in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, and Applied Computing, 13 - 16 July 2009, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
"WORLDCOMP'09 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. 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/>.
2009 multi-conference (MULTICONF-09) in computer science, information technology, computer engineering, computational science, control and automation technology, 13 - 16 July 2009, 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/>.
32nd Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference, 19 - 23 July 2009, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
"SIGIR is the major international forum for the presentation of new research results and the demonstration of new systems and techniques in the broad field of information retrieval."
For more information, please see <http://sigir2009.org/>.
Sixteenth International Symposium on Temporal Representation and Reasoning, 23 - 25 July 2009, Brixen, Italy.
"TIME 2009 aims to bring together researchers from distinct research areas involving the management of temporal data as well as the reasoning about temporal aspects of information."
For more information, please see <http://www.inf.unibz.it/krdb/events/time-2009/>.
Institutional Web Management Workshop 2009, 28 - 30 July 2009, Colchester, United Kingdom.
"The IWMW event provides an opportunity for those involved in the provision of institutional Web services to hear about institutional case studies, national initiatives and emerging technologies and to actively participate in a number of parallel sessions."
For more information, please see <http://iwmw.ukoln.ac.uk/iwmw2009/>.
The First International Conference on 'Networked Digital Technologies', 28 - 31 July 2009, Ostrava, The Czech Republic.
"Currently, a number of institutions across the countries are working to evolve better models to provide collaborative technology services for scholarship by creating shared cyberspace thro expert collaboration, but this is a challenge for the institutions for a number of reasons. In the last few years, the landscape of digital technology applications projects for the various disciplines in humanities, social sciences, and sciences appears induced by many initiatives. For the creation of research clusters, the research community has thousands of databases, websites, local computing clusters, and web-based tools around individual themes, interests and projects. In most cases, these tools and resources are and were created to meet the specific needs of a particular community. In many cases, the funding and support for these critical initiatives is fragile and temporary, and directed in piecemeal fashion. There is a need to provide concerted efforts in building federated digital technologies that will enable the formation of network of digital technologies."
For more information, please see <http://arg.vsb.cz/ndt2009/>.
Digital Libraries à la Carte 2009, 28 July - 5 August 2009, Tilburg University, the Netherlands.
"This is a modular course to prepare librarians for the future. Some modules are relevant to publishers, researchers, or IT specialists.
Modules are one day each. You can attend one or more modules. "
For more information, please see <http://www.tilburguniversity.nl/services/lis/ticer/09carte/>.
(Unless otherwise noted, text above enclosed in quotation marks is quoted from the web sites for those items or events or from press releases received by D-Lib Magazine from the hosting or event-affiliated organizations.)
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