Acquiring Copyright Permission to Digitize and Provide Open Access to Books, by Denise Troll Covey October, 2005. Published by the Council on Library and Information Resources and Digital Library Federation (CLIR Pub 134).
From the abstract to the report: "What are the stumbling blocks to digitization? Is copyright law a major barrier? Is it easier to negotiate with some types of publishers than with others? To what extent does the age of the material influence permission decisions? This report, by Denise Troll Covey, principal librarian for special projects at Carnegie Mellon University, responds to many of these questions."
For more information, please see <http://www.clir.org/pubs/abstract/pub134abst.html>.
Open Access Citation Information, Rachel Hardy, Charles Oppenheim, Tim Brody, and Steve Hitchcock, 2005.
"A primary objective of this research is to identify a framework for universal citation services for open access (OA) materials, an ideal structure for the collection and distribution of citation information and the main requirements of such services."
"The work led to a recommended proposal that focuses on:
"The aim of the proposal is to increase the exposure of open access materials and their references to indexing services, and to motivate new services by reducing setup costs. A combination of distributed and automated tools, with some additional effort by authors, can be used to provide more accurate, more comprehensive (and potentially free) citation indices than currently exist."
For more information, please see <http://eprints.ecs.soton.ac.uk/11536/>.
Urgent Action Needed to Preserve Scholarly Electronic Journals, Edited by Donald J. Waters Program Officer The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation October 15, 2005.
Excerpt from the paper: "Digital preservation represents one of the grand challenges facing higher education. In field after field, research and teaching are generating data, reports, publications, teaching materials, and other forms of scholarly communication in digital formats. Research and teaching are also increasingly dependent on data mining tools and other computer-based techniques that require the long-term persistence of these various forms of digital information to advance knowledge. Yet as the creation and use of digital information accelerate, responsibility for preservation is diffuse, and the responsible parties scholars, university and college administrators, research and academic libraries, and publishers have been slow to identify and invest in the necessary infrastructure to ensure that the published scholarly record represented in electronic formats remains intact over the long-term."
For more information, please see <http://www.diglib.org/pubs/waters051015.htm>.
ANSI/NISO Z39.19-2005, Guidelines for the Construction, Format, and Management of Monolingual Controlled Vocabularies.
"Abstract: Presents guidelines and conventions for the contents, display, construction, testing, maintenance, and management of monolingual controlled vocabularies. It focuses on controlled vocabularies that are used for the representation of content objects in knowledge organization systems including lists, synonym rings, taxonomies, and thesauri."
The standard can be downloaded in PDF and print versions will be available for purchase soon. For the PDF version, please see <http://www.niso.org/standards/resources/Z39-19-2005.pdf>.
Results of the 2005 Campus Computing Survey, Kenneth C. Green, Campus Computing, 2005.
"Begun in 1990, The Campus Computing Project is the largest continuing study of the role of information technology in American higher education. The project's national studies draw on qualitative and quantitative data to help inform faculty, campus administrators, and others interested in the use of information technology in American colleges and universities. The US Campus Computing Project also provides the foundation for affiliated research projects in other nations, including Brazil Canada, China, and Hong Kong." The summary can be read online and the full report can be ordered from Campus Computing web site.
For more information, please see <http://campuscomputing.net/>.
The Future of Libraries Beginning the Great Transformation, Thomas Frey, Executive Director of the DaVinci Institute.
This report from the DaVinci Institute, a non-profit "think tank", and it lists ten trends the Institute envisions for the future of libraries.
From the report: "We have put together ten key trends that are affecting the development of the next generation library. Rest assured that these are not the only trends, but ones that have been selected to give clear insight into the rapidly changing technologies and equally fast changing mindset of library patrons."
For more information, please see <http://www.davinciinstitute.com/page.php?ID=120>.
Point to Point
The Google Print Controversy: A Bibliography, by Charles W. Bailey, Jr., Assistant Dean for Digital Library Planning and Development, University of Houston Libraries.
"This bibliography presents selected electronic works about Google Print that are freely available on the Internet. It has a special focus on the legal issues associated with this project. Page numbers for print/electronic publications are not included unless they are mentioned in the electronic version. "
For more information, please see <http://www.escholarlypub.com/digitalkoans/2005/10/25/the-google-print-controversy-a-bibliography/>.
LibraryThing, by Timothy Spalding.
This site allows you to catalog your personal books online. You can catalog up to 200 books at no charge, or for a small fee can catalog unlimited numbers of books. The following list of features is from the LibraryThing home page.
For more information, please see <http://www.librarything.com/index.php>.
Calls for Participation
International Conference on Information Communication Technologies in Education (ICICTE) 2006, 6 - 8 July 2006, Rhodes, Greece. Call for papers. The submission date is 15 January 2006.
"The ICICTE Conference will seek to address the new perspectives of education and training systems imposed by their ever-changing role in an evolving multi cultural social environment."
For more information, please see <http://www.icicte.com/isite/papers/call4papers.asp>.
AVI 2006 - Advanced Visual Interfaces , 23 - 26 May 2006, Venice, Italy. Call for papers. The submission deadline for short papers is 15 January 2006.
"Started in 1992 in Rome, and held every two years in different Italian towns, the Conference traditionally brings together experts in different areas of computer science who have a common interest in the conception, design and implementation of visual and, more generally, perceptual interfaces, with a growing interest for mobile devices such as smartphones, palmtops and PDAs, in the framework of traditional and emerging environments, such as ubiquitous and pervasive computer applications."
For more information, please see the conference Call for Papers <http://www.dsi.unive.it/avi2006/index.htm>.
10th European Conference of Medical and Health Libraries, 11 - 16 September 2006, Cluj-Napoca, Romania. Call for papers. The submission deadline for abstracts is 15 January 2006.
" The theme of the 10th EAHIL Conference is "Europe as an Open Book", generously covering the important issues regarding open access as well as the unity in diversity of Europe regarding the various aspects of health sciences information. Please share with us your ideas, projects, research work and experience."
For more information, please see the conference Call for Papers <http://www.eahilconfcluj.ro/call_for_papers.html>.
Libraries in the Digital Age (LIDA) 2006, 29 May - 4 June 2006, Dubrovnik and Mljet, Croatia. Call for participation. The submission date for workshop and paper proposals is 16 January 2006.
"The general aim of the annual conference and course Libraries in the Digital Age (LIDA), started in 2000, is to address the changing and challenging environment for libraries and information systems and services in the digital world, with an emphasis on examining contemporary problems, advances and solutions. Each year a different and 'hot' theme is addressed, divided in two parts; the first part covers research and development and the second part addresses advances in applications and practice. LIDA seeks to bring together researchers, practitioners, and developers in a forum for personal exchanges, discussions, and learning, made easier by being held in memorable locations."
For more information, please see <http://www.ffos.hr/lida/>.
New Review of Hypermedia and Multimedia on Knowledge Organization Systems and Services. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 16 January 2006.
"The New Review of Hypermedia and Multimedia is designed to provide a focus for research and a source of information on the practical and theoretical developments in hypermedia, hypertext, interactive multimedia and related technologies. These highly innovative systems allow the integration of images, sound, text and data to form powerful tools for information retrieval; by linking multimedia with mass storage, they can provide users with a more diverse and richly textured information environment."
For more information, please see <http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/13614568.asp>.
JCDL 2006: Opening Information Horizons, 11 - 15 June, Chapel HIll, North Carolina, USA. Call for papers. The submission date is 20 January 2006.
"The Joint Conference on Digital Libraries is a major international forum focusing on digital libraries and associated technical, practical, and social issues. JCDL encompasses the many meanings of the term "digital libraries," including (but not limited to) new forms of information institutions; operational information systems with all manner of digital content; new means of selecting, collecting, organizing, and distributing digital content; digital preservation and archiving; and theoretical models of information media, including document genres and electronic publishing."
For more information, please see <http://www.jcdl2006.org/>.
EDUCAUSE 2006, 9 - 12 October 2006, Dallas, Texas. Call for papers. The submission date is 21 January 2006.
"Focused on the theme "Spurring Innovation and Marshalling Resources," the diverse program offers a variety of ways to gather information, engage with peers in the higher education IT community, and hear from leading figures in the field including preconference seminars; track sessions; poster sessions; small group meetings; and corporate exhibits, presentations, and workshops."
For more information, please see <http://www.educause.edu/conference/annual/2006>.
10th ECDL (European Conference on Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries, 17 - 22 September 2006, Alicante, Spain. Call for workshop proposals. The submission date is 27 January 2006.
"The conference will include presentations and discussions about technical issues and other applications. Topics include (but are not limited to):
For more information, please see <http://www.ecdl2006.org/>.
American Library Association Annual Conference 2006 Poster Sessions, 24 - 26 June 2006, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. Call for posters. The submission date is 31 January 2006.
"Poster sessions were introduced to the American Library Association at its 1982 Annual Conference in Philadelphia. They are an effective forum for the exchange of information and a means to communicate ideas, research, and programs."
For more information, please see <http://www.lib.iastate.edu/ala/>.
EDUCAUSE Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference 2006, 10 - 12 January 2006, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
The theme is ""Staying Agile, Maintaining Balance: Solutions from a Sea of Technology." Whether your focus is administrative services, information resources, teaching and learning, technology infrastructure, or management within higher education, you'll find opportunities to learn, share, and connect with others in your field and from your part of the country."
For more information, please see <http://www.educause.edu/marc06>.
ALISE 2006 Annual Conference - From Research to Practice: The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in LIS Education, 16 - 19 January 2006, San Antonio, Texas, USA.
The ALISE (Association for Library and Information Science Education) conference will feature a keynote by Dr. Randall Bass, Georgetown University, whose talk will be "The Difference that Inquiry Makes: Fostering a Scholarship of Teaching & a Culture of Learning". The conference will also include exhibits, a silent auction, "birds of a feather" teaching discussions, concurrent paper sessions, student poster session, special interest group sessions and a closing plenary.
For more information, please see <http://www.alise.org/conferences/>.
The IASTED International Conference on Advances in Computer Science and Technology - ACST 2006, 23 - 25 January 2006, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
"Research in Computer Science and Technology is rapidly becoming interdisciplinary. The purpose of ACST 2006 is to bring together international researchers and practitioners working at the cutting edge of several sub-areas of Computer Science and Engineering, as well as related areas such as scientific computing, computational biology and medicine, and bioinformatics, in order to promote the growth of interdisciplinary computer science and technology research. In addition to fostering research collaboration, this conference aims to enhance technology transfer to industry."
For more information, please see <http://www.iasted.org/conferences/2006/mexico/c505.htm>.
The Fifth IASTED International Conference on Web-based Education- WBE 2006, 23 - 25 January 2006, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
"WBE 2006 is aimed to provide scholars, faculty, researchers, and administrators in all web-based educational areas with an excellent opportunity to convene with colleagues from approximately 50 countries and discuss innovative ideas, results and outcomes of research in this new and exciting field."
For more information, please see <http://www.iasted.org/conferences/2006/mexico/wbe.htm>.
IUI '06: Tenth International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces 2006, 29 January - 1 February 2006, Sydney, Australia.
"IUI 2006 is the annual meeting of the intelligent interfaces community and serves as the principal international forum for reporting outstanding research and development on intelligent user interfaces."
For more information, please see <http://www.iuiconf.org/>.
The 14th International Conference in Central Europe on Computer Graphics, Visualization and Computer Vision'2006, 30 January - 3 February 2006, Plzen, Czech Republic.
"The conference is oriented to: Levels of Details (Algorithms etc.); Parallel & Distributed Graphics; Computer Aided Geometric Design; Graphics Architecture & Visualization HW; Image Based Rendering; Virtual Reality & VR Interaction; Computer Vision & Image Processing; WWW Technologies, Hypermedia; and many other similar topics."
For more information, please see <http://wscg.zcu.cz/WSCG2006/wscg2006.htm>.
Open Repositories 2006, 31 January - 3 February 2006, Sydney, Australia.
"Guest speakers will include Sandy Payette of Cornell Computing and Information Science, Mackenzie Smith of MIT Libraries Digital Library Research Group, Robert Tansley of HP Labs, John Townshend of HarvestRoad and other international experts in digital repository architecture and broader e-research frameworks. Open Repositories 2006 is an interlinked set of events collaboratively convened by APSR with the ARROW project, MAMS, Macquarie University, and the University of Technology Sydney."
For more information, please see <http://www.apsr.edu.au/Open_Repositories_2006/index.htm>.
(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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