To Stand the Test of Time: Long-Term Stewardship of Digital Data Sets in Science and Engineering, A Report to the National Science Foundation from the ARL Workshop on New Collaborative Relationships: The Role of Academic Libraries in the Digital Data Universe, September 2006, Arlington, VA .
From the Executive Summary to the report: "This is a report of a two-day workshop that examined the role of research and academic libraries with other partners in the stewardship of scientific and engineering digital data. Workshop participants explored issues concerning the need for new partnerships and collaborations among domain scientists, librarians, and data scientists to better manage digital data collections; necessary infrastructure development to support digital data; and the need for sustainable economic models to support long-term stewardship of scientific and engineering digital data for the nation's cyberinfrastructure."
For more information, please see <http://www.arl.org/info/frn/other/ottoc.html>.
Making the Grade: Online Education in the United States, 2006, I. Elaine Allen, Ph.D. and Jeff Seaman, Ph.D. Copyright © 2006 by Sloan-C.
From the Sloan C web site: "represents the fourth annual report on the state of online learning in U.S. higher education. This year's study, like those for the previous three years, is aimed at answering some of the fundamental questions about the nature and extent of online education. Supported by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and conducted by the Babson Survey Research Group in partnership with the College Board, the report, based on responses from over 2,200 colleges and universities, examines a number of key questions..."
For more information or to read the report online, please see <http://www.sloan-c.org/publications/survey/index.asp>.
Draft Special Publication 800-103 An Ontology of Identity Credentials, Part I: Background and Formulation, authored by William MacGregor of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and William Dutcher and Jamil Khan of Booz Allen Hamilton, for the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), October 6, 2006.
"The SP 800-103 is available for a six week public comment period. This document provides the broadest possible range of identity credentials and supporting documents insofar as they pertain to identity credential issuance. Priority is given to examples of primary and secondary identity credentials issued within the United States. Part 2 of this document will provide an Extensible Markup Language (XML) schemas, as a framework for retention and exchange of identity credential information. Please send your comments to email@example.com with "Comments on SP800-103" in the subject line. The comment period closes at 5:00 EST on Wednesday, November 15th, 2006."
For more information, please see <http://csrc.nist.gov/publications/drafts.html#sp800-103>.
Proceedings of the 6th International Web Archiving Workshop (IWAW06), Workshop chairs, Julien Masanès, European Archive, and Andreas Rauber, Vienna University of Technology, Austria.
"The 6th International Web Archiving Workshop (IWAW'06) was held in conjunction with the 10th European Conference on Research and Advanced Technologies for Digital Libraries, September 21-22 2006, Alicante, Spain. The complete edited proceedings are now available in PDF format."
For more information, please see <http://www.iwaw.net/06/>.
Summit on Educational Games: Harnessing the power of video games for learning, Federation of American Scientists, October 17, 2006.
"To explore how the United States can harness the powerful features of digital games for learning, the Federation of American Scientists, the Entertainment Software Association, and the National Science Foundation convened a National Summit on Educational Games, on October 25, 2005 in Washington, DC. The Summit brought together nearly 100 experts to discuss ways to accelerate the development, commercialization, and deployment of new generation games for learning....There was strong consensus among the Summit participants that there are many features of digital games, including game design approaches and digital game technologies, which can be applied to address the increasing demand for high quality education."
For more information, please see <http://www.fas.org/gamesummit/>.
Licence to publish, created by SURF and JISC, and announced October 25, 2007.
From the "Background" section of the Licence: "This agreement concerns the publishing of scholarly and/or scientific works, and is intended to reflect a balance between the rights of the Author and the Publisher, according to the following principles:
For more information, please see <http://www.surf.nl/copyrighttoolbox/authors/licence/>.
Survey on the impact of VAT on libraries and the scientific publication markets, Final Report. Carried out by Soziologisches Forschungsinstitut Göttingen (SOFI) e.V. an der Georg-August-Universität on behalf of the Frankfurt Group, April - May 2006.
From the "Background" section of the report: "The Frankfurt Group has therefore commissioned this survey in order to show the impact of current VAT regulations on the resources available for libraries to support research and education on the one hand, and on the competitive position of EU publishing, education and research on the other hand. As the problem of VAT in general is well known, the main goal of this survey has been to prepare as precise data as possible, to quantify the impact of VAT on the libraries' budgets. "
For more information, please see <http://www.sub.uni-goettingen.de/frankfurtgroup/vat/EndberichtVAT210906.pdf>.
Using Digital Images in Teaching and Learning: Perspectives from Liberal Arts Institutions, by David Green, commissioned by Wesleyan University in collaboration with the National Institute for Technology and Liberal Education (NITLE).
"The study focuses on the pedagogical implications of the widespread use of the digital format. However, while changes in the teaching-learning dynamic and the teacher-student relationship were at the core of the study, related issues concerning supply, support and infrastructure rapidly became part of its fabric. These topics include the quality of image resources, image functionality, management, deployment and the skills required for optimum use (digital and image "literacies"). "
For more information, please see <http://www.academiccommons.org/imagereport>.
Online Health Search 2006, Susannah Fox, Associate Director, Pew Internet & American Life Project, October 29, 2006.
Description from the Pew Internet & American Life Project web site: "Eighty percent of American internet users, or some 113 million adults, have searched for information on at least one of seventeen health topics. Most internet users start at a general search engine when researching health and medical advice online. Just 15% of health seekers say they "always" check the source and date of the health information they find online, while another 10% say they do so "most of the time." Fully three-quarters of health seekers say they check the source and date "only sometimes," "hardly ever," or "never," which translates to about 85 million Americans gathering health advice online without consistently examining the quality indicators of the information they find. Most health seekers are pleased about what they find online, but some are frustrated or confused."
For more information, please see <http://www.pewinternet.org/PPF/r/190/report_display.asp>.
Virtual Schools and 21st Century Skills, by the North American Council for Online Learning (NACOL) and the Partnership for 21st Century Skills, November 2006.
From the Introduction to the report: "This document attempts to articulate a vision for 21st century learning in virtual schools, and identify ways in which online learning can improve outcomes for all students."
For more information about this and other NACOL reports, please see <http://www.nacol.org/>.
Ariadne, Issue 49, October 2006.
"Ariadne is a Web magazine for information professionals in archives, libraries and museums in all sectors. Since its inception in January 1996 it has attempted to keep the busy practitioner abreast of current digital library initiatives as well as technological developments further afield....It is published by UKOLN every three months across the year beginning in January. Ariadne generally seeks to inform readers with a variety of articles in each issue, some technical, some of a more strategic nature, in the anticipation that most readers will find something of relevance to their work or interests in every issue."
For more information, please see <http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/>.
Journal of Digital Information (JoDI), Vol 7, No 1 (2006).
"Publishing papers on the management, presentation and uses of information in digital environments, JoDI is a peer-reviewed Web journal supported by Texas A&M University Libraries."
For more information, please see <http://journals.tdl.org/jodi/issue/view/29>.
ERCIM News, Issue 67. Special Theme: Embedded Intelligence, October 2006.
"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/>.
LIBRES, Volume 16 Issue 2.
"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/>.
Journal of Information, Information Technology, and Organizations, Volume 1, 2006.
"The purpose of the Journal of Information, Information Technology, and Organizations (JIITO) is to encourage authors to develop and publish quality papers that address in a balanced manner all three entities signified in its title: information, information technology (IT), and the organizational context.....IITO is published in print by subscription and online free of charge."
For more information, please see <http://www.jiito.org/>.
Webology, Vol. 3, No. 3.
"Webology is a scholarly journal in English devoted to the various fields of Library and Information Science and serves as a forum for discussion and experimentation. It serves as a forum for new research in information dissemination and communication processes in general, and in the context of the World Wide Web in particular. Concerns include the production, gathering, recording, processing, storing, representing, sharing, transmitting, retrieving, distribution, and dissemination of information, as well as its social and cultural impacts. There is a strong emphasis on the Web and new information technologies. Special topic issues are also often seen."
For more information, please see <http://www.webology.ir/2006/v3n3/toc.html>.
Innovate, October/November 2006, Volume 3, Issue 1.
"Among the range of technological developments that hold significance for educators, one of the most far-reaching in its future implications is the rapid growth of open source software. In this special issue of Innovate, our contributors explore, assess, and illustrate the potential of open source software and related trends to transform educational practice."
To register free of charge to access Innovate content, please see <http://www.innovateonline.info/>.
, College & Research Libraries News (C&RL News), November 2006, Volume 67, No. 10.
"Established in 1966, College & Research Libraries News (C&RL News) provides articles on the latest trends and practices affecting academic and research libraries and serves as the official newsmagazine and publication of record of ACRL. Monthly columns include Internet Resources, Internet Reviews, Preservation News, Washington Hotline, Grants and Acquisitions, People in the News, and New Publications. Other regular features are Scholarly Communication, Job of a Lifetime, and The Way I See It. C&RL News is published 11 times per year."
"Full magazine content is now available without member log-in."
For more information, please see <http://www.ala.org/ala/acrl/acrlpubs/crlnews/backissues2006/november06/november06.htm>.
RLG DigiNews, Volume 10, Number 5, October 2006.
"RLG DigiNews (ISSN 1093-5371) is a Web-based newsletter conceived by the RLG preservation community and developed to serve a broad readership around the world. It is produced by staff in the Department of Research and Assessment Services, Cornell University Library, in consultation with RLG Programs, OCLC Office of Programs and Research, and is published six times a year."
For more information, please see <http://www.rlg.org/en/page.php?Page_ID=20987>.
Point to Point
"The Access 2006 conference speaker presentations and podcasts are now available. The conference is an eclectic group of technically savvy people who get together every year to share fresh challenges, projects and solutions related to advances in information and library communities."
For more information, please see <http://www.access2006.uottawa.ca/?page_id=10>.
Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography (SEPB), 10th Anniversary Version, Number 64, Charles W. Bailey, Jr.
"Version 64 of the Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography is now available. This selective bibliography presents over 2,780 articles, books, and other printed and electronic sources that are useful in understanding scholarly electronic publishing efforts on the Internet."
For more information, please see <http://epress.lib.uh.edu/sepb/sepb.html>.
Library Related Conferences, created by Marian Dworaczek,University of Saskatchewan Library, October 18, 2006.
"This is an extensive list of library-related conferences that will be updated periodically, from the creator of the Electronic Sources of Information: A Bibliography, the Subject Index to Literature on Electronic Sources of Information, and other online resources."
Calls for Participation
2007 IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy, 20 - 23 May 2007, Oakland, California, USA. Call for panel proposals. The submission deadline is 3 January 2007. (The submission date for paper proposals has passed.)
"This conference may include panel sessions addressing topics of interest to the computer security community. Proposals for panels should include possible panelists and an indication of which of those panelists have confirmed participation. Please submit panel proposals by email to <firstname.lastname@example.org>."
For more information about the conference, please see <http://www.ieee-security.org/TC/SP2007/oakland07-home.html>.
ELPUB 2007, the 11th International Conference on Electronic Publishing, 13 - 15 June 2007, Vienna, Austria. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 10 January 2007.
"Elpub 2007 is devoted to examining the the full spectrum of "openness" in digital publishing, from open source applications for content creation to open distribution of content, and open standards to facilitate sharing and open access. We encourage submissions reporting on research on economics of openness, public policy implications, and institutional support and Collaboration, in addition to technical papers. The goal is to reach a deeper understanding of the changing nature of scholarly communications enabled by open peer-to-peer production and networked knowledge. "
For more information, please see <http://www.elpub.net/>.
ICINCO 2007 4th International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics, 9 - 12 May 2007, Angers, France. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 10 January 2007.
" The purpose of the 4th 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/>.
Public Knowledge Project Conference 2007, 11 - 13 July 2007, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Call for papers. The submission date is 15 January 2007.
"The conference will provide opportunities for those involved in the organization, promotion, and study of scholarly communication to share and discuss innovative work in scholarly publishing, with a focus on the contribution that open source publishing technologies (such as, but not restricted to, PKP's OJS, OCS, and OA Harvester) can make to improving access to research and scholarship on a global and public scale."
For more information, please see <http://ocs.sfu.ca/pkp2007/>.
ACM IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries 2007, 17 - 23 June 2007, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 22 January 2007.
"The Joint Conference on Digital Libraries is a major international forum focusing on digital libraries and associated technical, practical, and social issues. JCDL encompasses the many meanings of the term "digital libraries", including (but not limited to) new forms of information institutions; operational information systems with all types of digital content; new means of selecting, collecting, organizing, retrieving and distributing digital content; digital preservation and archiving; and theoretical models of information media, including document genres and electronic publishing."
For more information, please see <http://www.jcdl2007.org>.
SIGGRAPH 2007: The 34th International Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques, 5 - 9 August 2007, San Diego, California, USA. Call for participation. The submission deadline for papers (including abstracts) is 23 January 2007.
"The SIGGRAPH Papers program is the premier international forum for disseminating new scholarly work in computer graphics. We invite submission of high-quality papers that will set the standard in the field and stimulate future trends. In addition to the core topics of modeling, animation, rendering, and imaging, we also encourage submissions from areas related to computer graphics: human-computer interaction, computer-aided design, computer vision, robotics, visualization, and applications such as web graphics and computer games. This list is not exhaustive. As always, excellence of the ideas is the predominant acceptance criterion. "
For more information, please see <http://www.siggraph.org/s2007/>.
The 30th Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference, 23 - 27 July 2007, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Call for papers. The submission date is 28 January 2007.
" SIGIR is the major international forum for the presentation of new research results and for the demonstration of new systems and techniques in the broad field of information retrieval (IR). The Conference and Program Chairs invite all those working in areas related to IR to submit original research contributions, posters, and proposals for tutorials, workshops, and demonstrations of systems."
For more information, please see <http://www.sigir2007.org/>.
Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS), 3 - 6 January 2007, Waikoloa Hawaii, USA.
"Since 1968 the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS) has become a respected a forum for the substantive interchange of ideas in all areas of information systems and technology. HICSS is sponsored by the Shidler College of Business, University of Hawaii at Manoa. The objective of the conference is to provide a unique environment in which researchers and practitioners in the information, computer and system sciences can frankly exchange and discuss their research ideas, techniques and applications."
For more information, please see <http://www.hicss.hawaii.edu/hicss_40/apahome40.htm>.
MUSIC-AI 2007: International Workshop on Artificial Intelligence and Music, 6 January 2007, Hyderabad, India.
"MUSIC-AI 2007 intends to continue a series of events related to artificial intelligence and music that have been held either in conjunction with artificial intelligence conferences or international music-related conferences. The presence of such events and the increasing number of contributions they receive indicates that the application of artificial intelligence techniques to the development of music processing systems is an active, exciting and significant area of research which has become an established field of research that is recognized by both the AI and music communities."
For more information, please see <http://www.iua.upf.es/mtg/MusAI/>.
American Library Association Midwinter Meeting, 19 - 24 January 2007, Seattle Washington, USA.
"The ALA Midwinter Meeting is convened for the primary purpose of expediting the business of the Association through sessions of its governing and administrative delegates serving on board, committees and Council."
For more information, please see <http://www.ala.org/>.
Second International Conference on Open Repositories, 23 - 26 January 2007, San Antonio, Texas, USA.
"Open Repositories 2007 will continue the very successful format of Open User Group meetings for DSpace, Fedora, and Eprints, followed by general conference sessions that cover cross-cutting and overarching issues. This year, the user groups will partition their programs into Plenary, Technical Issues, and Management Issues, and the partitions will be staggered so that IT directors can attend all plenary sessions and technical staff can attend all technical sessions. The User Group meetings are open to all attendees."
For more information, please see <http://openrepositories.org/>.
Connecting Culture and Commerce: Getting the Right Balance, 26 January 2007, London, United Kingdom.
"The Connecting Culture and Commerce Conference will provide a forum for high profile expert speakers and representatives from the cultural, media, education, commerce and Government sectors to debate how to balance cultural and commercial interests. The challenges of opening wider public access whilst protecting rights will be set against emerging business and licensing models, technological change, the legislative framework and the demands of the 21st Century. It will be an opportunity to openly challenge misconceptions about roles and to start discussing new working practices and partnerships."
For more information, please see <http://www.kdcs.kcl.ac.uk/mcg2007/>.
BOBCATSSS, 29 - 31 January 2007, Prague, Czech Republic.
"'Marketing of Information Services' is the topic of the symposium. Because the number of information providers is increasing dynamically, and it seems that everybody is able to get information without any help from experts. Therefore information specialists should establish their services on the market. Facing budget cuts in the private and public sector new and more marketing strategies and tools are necessary to focus the customers' attention on the added value of information services, and the advantages of professional support."
For more information, please see <http://www.bobcatsss.org/html/index-htm.htm>.
Information Online 2007, 30 January - February 2007, Sydney, Australia.
"The Organising Committee has speakers coming from around the globe on a range of topics from information security to knowledge management, from managing in the virtual world to managing with disruptive technologies. The Organising Committee has developed this program to challenge and inspire delegates from all aspects of the information sector. The trade exhibition will showcase a diverse range of exhibitors ranging from ePublishing services to erecords management and from business information to scientific and legal information."
For more information, please see <http://www.information-online.com.au/>.
(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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