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May/June 2012
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In Print

Point to Point

Calls for Participation

Goings On

Deadline Reminders


C L I P S   A N D   P O I N T E R S

March/February 2012


In Print

  • Value and benefits of text mining, by Dr. Diane McDonald, Intelligent Digital Options and Ursula Kelly, Viewforth Consulting, published by JISC, March 14, 2012.

    "A new JISC report shows that text mining - a complex and innovative method of searching and analysing data - has huge potential benefits for the UK economy and knowledge base, but its use is being held back by copyright law and other barriers."

  • Search Engine Use 2012, by Kristen Purcell, Joanna Brenner, Lee Rainie, Pew Internet & American Life, March 2012.

    "Search engines remain popular — and users are more satisfied than ever with the quality of search results — but many are anxious about the collection of personal information by search engines and other websites and say they do not like the idea of personalized search results or targeted advertising....The results in this report are based on data from telephone interviews conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates International from January 20 to February 19, 2012, among a sample of 2,253 adults, age 18 and older."

  • Altmetrics in the wild: Using social media to explore scholarly impact, paper by Jason Priem and Bradley M. Hemminger, School of Information and Library Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; and Heather A. Piwowar, National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent).

    From the Abstract to the paper: "In growing numbers, scholars are integrating social media tools like blogs, Twitter, and Mendeley into their professional communications. The online, public nature of these tools exposes and reifies scholarly processes once hidden and ephemeral. Metrics based on this activities could inform broader, faster measures of impact, complementing traditional citation metrics. This study explores the properties of these social media-based metrics or 'altmetrics', sampling 24,331 articles published by the Public Library of Science."

  • Digital Textbook Playbook, The Digital Textbook Collaborative, February 1, 2012.

    "The Digital Textbook Playbook is a guide to help K-12 educators and administrators advance the conversation toward building a rich digital learning experience. This Playbook offers information about determining broadband infrastructure for schools and classrooms, leveraging home and community broadband to extend the digital learning environment, and understanding necessary device considerations. It also provides lessons learned from school districts that engaged in successful transitions to digital learning."

  • IPR policy and scientific research; Knowledge Exchange report for scientific policy makers, Knowledge Exchange, March 2012.

    "The primary focus for this report is upon research and research outputs in the natural and physical sciences but throughout the word 'science' should be understood broadly to encompass 'the kind of organized knowledge or intellectual activity of which the various branches of learning are examples' (Oxford English Dictionary). Thus — for example — the conclusions drawn out in this report could apply equally to research and research outputs in the social sciences."

  • U.S. Public Libraries: A Snapshot of Priorities & Perspectives, © OCLC Online Computer Library Center, 2012.

    "OCLC conducted primary research in 2011 by inviting library staff via personal e-mail to participate in a survey. This report details finding from the 1,298 U.S. public library staff who participated."

  • Orphan Works: Mapping the Possible Solution Spaces, David R Hansen, Berkeley Digital Library Copyright Project White Paper No. 2.

    From the Abstract: "This paper surveys a range of proposed orphan works solutions. The goal is to acquaint the reader with the wide variety of solution types, and to identify the positive and negative aspects of each. The paper discusses four general categories of proposed solutions to the orphan works problem: Remedy-limitation approaches, such as the one advocated in the 2006 U.S. Copyright office proposal, that are predicated on a user's good-faith, reasonable search for rights holders; administrative systems, such as the one adopted in Canada, that allow users to petition a centralized copyright board to license specific reuses of orphan works; access and reuse solutions that are tailored to rely upon the existing doctrine of fair use; and extended collective licensing schemes, which permit collective management organizations ('CMOs') to license the use of works that are not necessarily owned by CMO members, but that are representative of the CMO members' works."

  • Barriers to Adoption of Online Learning Systems in U.S. Higher Education, by Lawrence S. Bacow, William G. Bowen, Kevin M. Guthrie, Kelly A. Lack & Matthew P. Long, published by Ithaka S+R, May 1, 2012.

    "This Ithaka S+R report is a landscape review of important developments in online learning today. It is the first in a series that will provide leaders in higher education with lessons learned from existing online learning efforts to help accelerate productive use of these systems in the future. The goal of this research was to understand what benefits colleges and universities expect from online learning technologies, what barriers they face in implementing them, and how these technologies might be best shaped to serve different types of institutions."

  • Restoring Contemplation How Disconnecting Bolsters the Knowledge Economy, by Jessie L. Mannisto, © 2012 American Library Association. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License.

    From the Summary: "While constant access to information enabled by digital devices has done much to improve our lives, it also exacts costs with respect to our attention and productivity that are especially harmful in a knowledge-based economy. Increased public awareness of the impact of our information consumption habits — and ways to develop a healthier 'information diet' — will help mitigate the negative impacts of constant connectivity."

  • Digitizing Hidden Collections in Public Libraries, by Gwen Glazer, OITP Perspectives Series (Office for Information Technology Policy) © 2011 American Library Association. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License.

    From the Abstract: "Libraries no longer need to prove that they should be digitizing their materials; they just need to find ways to do it. This paper offers an overview of digitization challenges facing small and medium-sized libraries, presents options for large-scale digitization projects, and suggests ways to share newly created digital collections."

  • Library Publishing Services: Strategies for Success: Final Research Report, Version 2.0, March 2012, by Raym Crow, October Ivins, Allyson Mower, Daureen Nesdill, Mark Newton, Julie Speer, and Charles Watkinson, SPARC.

    From the Introduction: "Over the past five years, libraries have begun to expand their role in the scholarly publishing value chain by offering a greater range of pre-publication and editorial support services. Given the rapid evolution of these services, there is a clear community need for practical guidance concerning the challenges and opportunities facing library-based publishing programs."

  • The rise of e-reading, by Lee Rainie, Kathryn Zickuhr, Kristen Purcell, Mary Madden and Joanna Brenner, Pew Internet and American Life, April 4, 2012.

    "21% of Americans have read an e-book. The increasing availability of e-content is prompting some to read more than in the past and to prefer buying books to borrowing them."

  • Report on the Digital Author Identifiers summit, held 13 - 14 March 2012, London, UK.

    From the Summary: "On 13 and 14 March Knowledge Exchange organised a summit on digital author identifiers. It was well attended by a broad group of international experts, with 31 participants from 10 countries. The first day was directed at identifying the issues and the second day at using the findings and opinions to feed into the development of international initiatives being developed (notably ISNI and ORCID). There are already national identifier systems in place in several countries and there was a strong interest at the summit in connecting these internationally."

  • Orphan Works: Causes of the Problem, David R Hansen, Berkeley Digital Library Copyright Project White Paper No. 3.

    From the Abstract to the paper: "The orphan works problem can be traced in part to several recent changes in the way copyright law grants rights to owners and in the way that users consume copyrighted works. Broadly defined as the situation where the owner of a copyrighted work cannot be located by someone who wishes to make use of the work in a manner that requires authorization, the problem of orphan works may have existed in theory since the first copyright laws came into effect....This paper seeks to familiarize the reader with these developments and the ways that they have brought the orphan works issue to the forefront."

  • Report on the Knowledge Exchange Workshop on Virtual Research Environments, workshop held in Birmingham, 17 - 18 November 2011. Knowledge Exchange, Danish Agency for Libraries and Media, 2012.

    "Knowledge Exchange organised a workshop that brought together 34 experts in Birmingham to explore the potential of Virtual Research Environments (VREs). Drawing from experiences of the last seven years in a variety of projects, the discussions provided valuable insights into how VREs can integrate more fully in the research infrastructure, both organisationally and socially. Such questions were addressed as what changes do they bring about and what changes do they presume."

  • Policy Guidelines for the Development and Promotion of Open Access, by Alma Swan, Communication and Information Sector, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, 2012.

    From the Introduction: "The overall objective of the Policy Guidelines is to promote Open Access in Member States by facilitating understanding of all relevant issues related to Open Access."

  • Think Like a Startup, white paper by Brian Mathews, VTechWorks, Virginia Tech, April 3, 2012.

    Abstract: "This document is intended to inspire transformative thinking using insight into startup culture and innovation methodologies. It's a collection of talking points intended to stir the entrepreneurial spirit in library leaders at every level."

  • Preserving Moving Pictures and Sound, Richard Wright, DPC Technology Watch Report 12-01 March 2012.

    Abstract: "This report is for anyone with responsibility for collections of sound or moving image content and an interest in preservation of that content. New content is born digital, analogue audio and video need digitization to survive and film requires digitization for access. Consequently, digital preservation will be relevant over time to all these areas. The report concentrates on digitization, encoding, file formats and wrappers, use of compression, obsolescence and what to do about the particular digital preservation problems of sound and moving images."

  • Library of Congress Digital Preservation Newsletter (May), Library of Congress, May 2012.

    "In this issue:

    • Exploring Collections using Viewshare
    • The challenges of extracting information from floppy disks
    • U.S. government elections and web archiving at the Spring CNI Meeting
    • Preservation of and access to federally funded scientific data
    • Help launch a digital preservation Q & A site
    • Recent interviews with Bram van de Werf, Lori Phillips, Anne Van Camp, and Ellysa Stern Cahoy
    • New reports: States of Sustainability: A Review of State Projects Funded by NDIIPP; and Preserving State Government Digital Information, Minnesota Historical Society Final Report"
  • Library of Congress Digital Preservation Newsletter (April), 2012.

    "In this Issue:

    • Nominations being accepted for the National Digital Stewardship Alliance Innovation Awards
    • How Many Libraries of Congress Does it Take? A look at an unusual unit of measurement
    • What's the Value of A Broken Link?
    • Becoming Digital, Or, What Comes Before The Preservation?
    • What do you think are the best images for promoting digital preservation?
    • Digital Preservation Outreach and Education updates
    • An update from the NDSA Infrastructure Working Group
    • News from recent conferences: WebWise 2012, Personal Digital Archiving 2012, SXSW 2012"
  • SPARC Open Access Newsletter, Issue 163, March 2, 2012.

    "In this issue:

    • A tale of two bills: the Research Works Act and Federal Research Public Access Act
    • Five years ago in SOAN
    • Ten years ago in SOAN
    • Coming this quarter
    • Credits"
  • What's New, Issue 44, April 2012, Digital Preservation Coalition.

    "In this issue:

    • Forthcoming events from April 2012 onwards
    • What's New - New reports and initiatives since the last issue
    • What's What - Re-skilling for research - observations on an RLUK report, Graham Pryor, DCC
    • Who's Who - Sixty second interview with Ed Fay, LSE
    • One World - Digital Preservation Management Workshops at Ten Years, Nancy McGovern, MIT Libraries
    • Your View? - Comments and views from readers"
  • LIBRES, ISSN 1058-6768, March 2012.

    "LIBRES is an international refereed electronic journal devoted to new research in Library and Information Science. LIBRES is published by the Department of Information Studies, Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia."

  • Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, Winter 2012.

    "Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship publishes substantive content of interest to science and technology librarians. It serves as a vehicle for sci-tech librarians to share successful initiatives and innovative ideas, and to publish peer-reviewed or board-accepted papers, including case studies, practical applications, theoretical essays, web/bibliographies, and research papers relevant to the functions and operations of science and technology libraries in all settings."

  • LIBER Quarterly, Volume 21 (2012), No. 3/4.

    From the Editorial to this issue: "If you are one of many librarians still trying to find your bearings in a rapidly changing information environment while at the same time facing reduced budgets, this issue of LIBER Quarterly is for you. Two LIBER Executive Board members, President Paul Ayris and Norbert Lossau of Göttingen, present broad visions on the situation in which research libraries now find themselves and how they may evolve in the future."

  • ERCIM News No. 89: Special Issue on Big Data, published by ERCIM, the European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics.

    From the Introduction to the special issue: "Big data' refers to data sets whose size is beyond the capabilities of the current database technology. The current data deluge is revolutionizing the way research is carried out and resulting in the emergence of a new fourth paradigm of science based on data-intensive computing. This new data-dominated science will lead to a new data-centric way of conceptualizing, organizing and carrying out research activities which could lead to an introduction of new approaches to solve problems that were previously considered extremely hard or, in some cases, impossible to solve and also lead to serendipitous discoveries."

  • DigCurV Newsletter, March 2012 - Issue 2.

    "In this issue of the newsletter you will hear about what's going on at Goettingen State and University Library, learn about CURATE: The Digital Curator Game and how it is available for use by network members, as well as hear from our colleague in the Digital Curation Centre."


Point to Point

  • Alt-Ed, a blog from Gerry McKiernan, Iowa State University.

    "Alt-Ed is devoted to documenting significant initiatives relating to Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), digital badges, and similar alternative educational projects."

  • DT > Digital Textbooks, a blog from Gerry McKiernan, Iowa State University.

    "DT Is devoted to documenting significant initiatives that relate to any and all aspects of digital textbooks, most notably their use In higher education."

  • SPARC Open Access (OA) Meeting Presentation Slides. Meeting held in Kansas City, March 12 & 13, 2012.

    "SPARC just wrapped up a very successful first-ever Open Access (OA) Meeting in Kansas City, MO. This meeting built on the foundation established by the popular SPARC Digital Repositories meeting, and its expanded focus included information on institutional OA policies, author rights, and OA publishing. The 250 (very active!) participants represented librarians, researchers, publishers, and technologists from around the globe. The meeting program was designed to inspire the community and foster opportunities for collaborative action on all issues relating to open access."

  • International Library Related Conferences, List Maintained by James Thull, Associate Professor, Reference Librarian, Montana State University Library and Marian Dworaczek, M.A., MLS, Librarian Emeritus University of Saskatchewan Library.

    "This is a continuation of a list originally created by Marian Dworaczek at the University of Saskatchewan Library."

  • Research Data Curation Bibliography, by Charles W. Bailey, Jr., Digital Scholarship, April 2012.

    "Digital Scholarship has released the Research Data Curation Bibliography. It includes over 100 selected English-language articles and technical reports that are useful in understanding the curation of digital research data in academic and other research institutions."

  • Video lecture series: Sustaining Digital Resources for Universities, Ithaka S+R and the JISC-led Strategic Content Alliance.

    "Designed to aid understanding and offer guidance, [this] video lecture series has been developed with Nancy Maron (sustainability expert at Ithaka S+R) to consider how universities can deal with these issues in a challenging economic environment."

  • Video lecture series: Sustaining Digital Resources for Museums, Ithaka S+R and the JISC-led Strategic Content Alliance.

    "Designed to aid understanding and offer guidance, [this] video lecture series has been developed with Nancy Maron (sustainability expert at Ithaka S+R) to consider how museums can deal with these issues in a challenging economic environment."

  • Video lecture series: Sustaining Digital Resources for Libraries, Ithaka S+R and the JISC-led Strategic Content Alliance.

    "Designed to aid understanding and offer guidance, the following video lecture series has been developed with Nancy Maron (sustainability expert at Ithaka S+R) to consider how libraries can deal with these issues in a challenging economic environment."


Calls for Participation

  • Grant Program: Learning Labs in Libraries and Museums, Institute for Museums and Library Services. Call for proposals. The submission deadline is 15 June 2012.

    "These grants will support the planning and designing of up to 30 Learning Labs in libraries and museums throughout the country. The Labs are intended to engage middle- and high-school youth in mentor-led, interest-based, youth-centered, collaborative learning using digital and traditional media. Grantees will be required to participate, in-person and online, in a community of practice that will provide technical assistance, networking, and cross-project learning. Projects are expected to provide prototypes for the field and be based on current research about digital media and youth learning. There will be two project deadlines for this grant program, with the second deadline planned for spring 2012."

  • 14th International Conference on Asia-Pacific Digital Libraries, 12 - 15 November 2012, Taipei, Taiwan. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 15 June 2012.

    "The theme of the ICADL conference in 2012 is 'The Outreach of Digital Libraries: a Globalized Resource Network'. As resource sharing becomes common, the focus of digital libraries has been shifted from the needs of the academics to major issues that involve both the general public and professionals of diverse disciplines. With the creation and the significant increase in the use of digital content, the digital libraries become essential not only in preserving the cultural heritage but in educating the society as well."

  • iPRES 2012, the ninth annual conference on digital preservation, 1 - 5 October 2012, Toronto, Canada. Call for papers. The submission deadline for short papers, poster and demo proposals is 15 June 2012.

    "Digital Preservation and Curation continues to evolve from a niche activity to an established practice and research field that involves many disciplines and communities. iPRES2012 will re-emphasise that preserving our scientific and cultural digital heritage requires integration of activities and research across institutional and disciplinary boundaries to adequately address the challenges in digital preservation."

  • 9th International Conference on Concept Lattices and Their Applications CLA 2012, 11 - 14 October 2012, Fuengirola (Málaga), Spain. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 22 June 2012.

    "CLA is an international conference dedicated to formal concept analysis (FCA) and areas closely related to FCA such as data mining, information retrieval, knowledge management, data and knowledge engineering, logic, algebra and lattice theory. CLA provides a forum for researchers, practitioners, and students. The program of CLA consists of invited plenary talks, regular talks, and poster sessions. We solicit papers in all areas relevant to the theory and applications of FCA."

  • Second International ACM Workshop on Music Information Retrieval with User-Centered and Multimodal Strategies (MIRUM), in conjunction with ACM Multimedia, 2 November 2012, Nara, Japan. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 29 June 2012.

    "The MIRUM workshop, held on November 2, 2012 in conjunction with ACM Multimedia 2012 in Nara, Japan, provides a platform at a premier multimedia venue for discussing open challenges and presenting state-of-the art work on music information retrieval adopting user-centered and multimodal strategies. The workshop explicitly aims to initiate a cross-disciplinary idea exchange between experts in the fields of music and multimedia information retrieval (and other related fields)."

  • CrowdMM 2012: International ACM Workshop on Crowdsourcing for Multimedia, held in conjunction with ACM Multimedia 2012, 29 October - 2 November 2012, Nara, Japan. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 29 June 2012.

    "This workshop encourages theoretical, experimental, and/or methodological developments advancing state-of-the-art knowledge of crowdsourcing techniques for multimedia research."

  • Information Retrieval 2012 Workshop (IR 2012), 12 - 14 September 2012, Dortmund, Germany. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 1 July 2012.

    "The workshop...provides a forum for scientific discussion and the exchange of ideas. The workshop takes place in the context of the LWA 'Learning, Knowledge and Adaptivity' workshop week at the Technical University Dortmund....The workshop addresses researchers and practitioners from industry and universities. Doctorate and Master students especially are encouraged to participate and discuss their ideas with world renowned experts. An Industry Session will stimulate the exchange between information retrieval professionals and academics. The workshop is expected to include German as well as English presentations."

  • 11th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2012), 11 - 15 November 2012, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 6 July 2012.

    "ISWC is the major international forum where the latest research results and technical innovations on all aspects of the Semantic Web are presented. The ISWC research track solicits the submission of original research papers dealing with analytical, theoretical, empirical, and practical aspects of all areas of Semantic Web research."

  • Eighth Asia Information Retrieval Societies Conference (AIRS 2012), 17 - 19 December 2012, Tianjin, China. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 15 July 2012.

    "The Asia Information Retrieval Societies Conference (AIRS) aims to bring together researchers and developers to exchange new ideas and latest achievements in the field of information retrieval (IR).The scope of the conference covers applications, systems, technologies and theory aspects of information retrieval in text, audio, image, video, and multimedia data."

  • Sixth International Conference on Metadata and Semantics Research (MTSR'12), 28 - 30 November 2012, Cádiz, Spain. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 20 July 2012.

    "The sixth International Conference on Metadata and Semantics Research (MTSR'12) aims to bring together researchers and practitioners that share a common interest in metadata, its representation, its semantics and its diverse applications to Information Systems."

  • Special track on Metadata & Semantics for Cultural Collections & Applications, Part of the 6th International Conference on Metadata and Semantic Research (MTSR 2012), 28 - 30 November 2012, Cadiz, Spain. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 20 July 2012.

    "The aim of this Special Track is to document the state-of-the-art in technologies and issues around cultural collections and back-end infrastructures. The objective is to generate a forum in which researchers and scientists that are working on relevant issues and applications to come together, meet and exchange ideas about the main open issues, so that more effective progress can be made in this area."

  • Sixth Symposium on Human-Computer Interaction and Information Retrieval, 4 - 5 October 2012, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 29 July 2012.

    "The Symposium will include the HCIR Challenge, this year focusing on the problem of people and expertise finding. Mendeley has provided this year's corpus: a database of over a million researcher profiles with associated metadata including published papers, academic status, disciplines, awards, and more taken from Mendeley's network of 1.6M+ researchers and 180M+ academic documents. Participants will build systems to enable efficient discovery of experts or expertise for applications such as collaborative research, team building, and competitive analysis....In addition to the Challenge there will be a small number of research presentations, informal discussions, posters and directed group discussions."


Goings On

  • Digital Preservation for Video, 15 June 2012, Buffalo, New York, USA.

    "Workshop topics include: basic digital file creation, preservation and access file formats and codecs, software, storage and trusted digital repositories, workflows for digitization, and technical and preservation metadata. In addition, participants will examine case studies of small and large-scale digitization projects in order to understand real-world applications of principles introduced in the workshop."

  • II Spanish Conference on Information Retrieval (CERI 2012), 18 - 19 June 2012, Valencia, Spain.

    "The conference aims to be a meeting forum for researchers, practitioners, and teaching professionals with an interest for the Information Retrieval field, where an overview of the activity in the scope of (though not necessarily restricted to) Spain can be obtained, seeking to provide a get-together for discussion and progress of future initiatives towards the promotion of IR especially in Spain."

  • Canada International Conference on Education (CICE-2012), 18 - 21 June 2012, Guelph, Ontario, Canada.

    "The aim of CICE is to provide an opportunity for academicians and professionals from various educational fields with cross-disciplinary interests to bridge the knowledge gap, promote research esteem and the evolution of pedagogy. The CICE-2012 invited research papers that encompass conceptual analysis, design implementation and performance evaluation."

  • Summer Educational Institute for Visual Resources and Image Management (SEI), 19 - 22 June 2012, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.

    "The Summer Educational Institute for Visual Resources and Image Management (SEI) is a joint project of the Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) and the Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF). As SEI marks its ninth year, its goal remains constant: to provide visual resources professionals with a substantive educational and professional development opportunity focused on digital imaging, the information and experience needed to stay current in a rapidly changing field, and the opportunity to create a network of supportive colleagues."

  • 9th International Symposium on Computer Music Modeling and Retrieval (CMMR), 19 - 22 June 2012, Queen Mary, University of London, United Kingdom.

    "CMMR is an interdisciplinary conference involving fields such as computer science, engineering, information retrieval, human computer interaction, digital libraries, hypermedia, artificial intelligence, acoustics, audio and music signal processing, musicology, music perception and cognition, neuroscience, as well as music composition and performance."

  • World Open Educational Resources Congress, 20 - 22 June 2012, Paris, France.

    "The Congress aims to encourage more governments to adopt policies that include OER (Open Educational Resources) and will bring together Ministers of Education/Human Resource Development, senior policy makers, expert practitioners, researchers and relevant stakeholders."

  • 7th International Conference on e-Learning ICEL-2012, 21 - 22 June 2012, Hong Kong.

    "This conference brings together varied groups of people with different perspectives, experiences and knowledge [in e-learning] in one location. It aims to help practitioners find ways of putting research into practice and researchers to gain an understanding of real-world problems, needs and aspirations."

  • American Library Association Annual Conference, 21 -26 June 2012, Annaheim, California, USA.

    "The ALA Annual Conference is the world's largest event for the library community. Bringing together more than 25,000 librarians, educators, authors, publishers, literacy experts, illustrators and the leading suppliers to the market, the Annual Conference gives you a once-a-year opportunity to advance your career and improve your library."

  • 23rd International Conference ACM Hypertext and Social Media (HT'2012), 25 - 28 June 2012, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.

    "The ACM Hypertext and Social Media conference is a premium venue for high quality peer-reviewed research on hypertext theory, systems and applications. It is concerned with all aspects of modern hypertext research including social media, semantic web, dynamic and computed hypertext and hypermedia as well as narrative systems and applications."

  • International Conference on Information Society (i-Society 2012), 25 - 28 June 1202, London, United Kingdom.

    "The mission of i-Society 2012 conference is to provide opportunities for collaboration of professionals and researchers to share existing and generate new knowledge in the field of information society. The conference encapsulates the concept of interdisciplinary science that studies the societal and technological dimensions of knowledge evolution in digital society."

  • LIBER 41st Annual Conference, 27 - 30 June 2012, Tartu, Estonia.

    "The Conference theme is 'Mobilising the knowledge economy for Europe'. Papers were invited on such subjects as:

    • Shared services/national and international collaboration, cloud services, cloud computing
    • End-user needs, end-user feedback, end-user surveys
    • Primary research data
    • New skills for library staff
    • New (mobile) devices
    • Economic crisis: how libraries have managed, success stories; ideas for cost reductions
    • New models for academic publishing; alternative publication methods to journals and books
    • Linked data, open bibliographic data
    • Open Access
    • Intellectual property rights
    • Digital preservation: ensuring the future accessibility and usability of knowledge"
  • 7th International Conference on Open Repositories, 9 - 13 July 2012, Edinburgh, Scotland.

    "Repositories are established in many ways as systems, as services, and as infrastructure for many types of content in an increasingly varied range of institutions. They now demonstrate how action on a local scale can have global consequences - for the institutions hosting repositories, for those who deposit content in them, and for society as a whole. Some actions, however, are only effective when coordinated at national, domain or global scale. Understanding the change repositories can bring about, the changes they themselves need to undergo, and the areas in which local action is sufficient are key themes of this year's conference."

  • The Second International Conference on Digital Information Processing and Communications ICDIPC 2012, 10 - 12 July 2012, Klaipeda, Lithuania.

    "The event will be held over three days, with presentations delivered by researchers from the international community, including presentations from keynote speakers and state-of-the-art lectures. Papers were invited on many topics, for example:

    • Information and Data Management
    • E-Technology
    • E-Government
    • E-Learning
    • Data Mining
    • Biometrics Technologies
    • Information Ethics
    • Image Processing
    • User Interfaces,Visualization and Modeling
    • XML-Based Languages
    • Network Security
    • Social Networks
    • Web Services Architecture, Modeling and Design
    • Semantic Web, Ontologies
    • Web Services Security
    • Peer-to-Peer Social Networks
    • Sensor Networks and Social Sensing
    • Multimedia Computing
    • Software Engineering
    • Cryptography and Data Protection"
  • Second International Conference on Digital Enterprise and Information Systems (DEIS2012), 16 - 20 July 2012, Ostrava, Czech Republic.

    "Papers were invited on a long list of topics, including those below. See the conference web site for the full list.

    • Digital Management products
    • Digital Economy
    • Digital Innovation Management
    • IT Management
    • Business Technology Intelligence
    • E-Business
    • Consumer Electronics
    • Digital Libraries
    • Digital Data Mining
    • Digital Enterprises
    • E-Commerce Technology
    • E-Commerce in developing countries
    • Global E-Commerce
    • Infrastructure for E-Commerce "
  • The 16th World Multi-Conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics: WMSCI 2012, 17 - 20 July 2012, Orlando, Florida, USA.

    "The purpose of WMSCI 2012 is to promote discussions and interactions between researchers and practitioners focused on disciplinary, interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary issues, ideas, concepts, theories, methodologies and applications. We are particularly interested in fostering the exchange of concepts, prototypes, research ideas, and other results which could contribute to the academic arena and also benefit business, and the industrial community."

  • FOIS 2012: 7th International Conference on Formal Ontology in Information Systems, 24 - 27 July 2012, Graz, Austria.

    "Formal Ontology is now applied to such diverse domains as artificial intelligence, computational linguistics, bioinformatics, GIS, knowledge engineering, information retrieval, and the Semantic Web. FOIS is intended to gather researchers with an interest in formal ontology, where both theoretical issues and concrete applications can be explored in an interdisciplinary spirit."

  • International Conference on Security and Cryptography (SECRYPT), 24 - 27 July 2012, Rome, Italy.

    "The purpose of SECRYPT 2012, the International Conference on Security and Cryptography, is to bring together researchers, mathematicians, engineers and practitioners interested on security aspects related to information and communication."

Deadline Reminders

  • Third Annual VIVO Conference, 22 - 24 August 2012, Miami, Florida, USA. Call for papers. The submission deadline for abstracts is 30 May 2012.

(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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