Proceedings of the First ACM/IEEE-CS Joint Conference on Digital Libraries, Roanoke, Virginia, USA, June 24 - 28, 2001, ISBN: 1-58113-345-6. Print copies $20.00 for Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) members, $40.00 non-members.
The conference proceedings for the First ACM/IEEE-CS Joint Conference on Digital Libraries is now available. A report about the conference is featured in this issue of D-Lib Magazine. Full text of papers may be viewed online in PDF format at the JCDL web site. Paper copies of the proceedings may be ordered from the ACM e-store at <http://store.acm.org/acmstore/>.
For further information about the online version, please see <http://www.acm.org/jcdl/past-event-conf.shtml>.
Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries: 5th European Conference, ECDL 2001, Darmstadt, Germany, September 4 - 9, 2001, Proceedings, edited by P. Constantopoulos and I.T. Solvberg, Springer-Verlag 2001, ISBN: 3-540-42537-3, 442 pp. Softcover price DM 104,00.
The conference proceedings for ECDL 2001 is now available. A report about the conference is featured in this issue of D-Lib Magazine. Abstracts of papers may be viewed online, and paper copies of the proceedings may be ordered from Springer-Verlag. Information about ordering the proceedings may be found at <http://www.springer.de/>.
For further information, please see <http://link.springer.de/link/service/series/0558/tocs/t2163.htm>.
Knowing What Students Know: The Science and Design of Educational Assessment, Committee on the Foundations of Assessment, James W. Pellegrino, Naomi Chudowsky, and Robert Glaser, editors, Board on Testing and Assessment, Center for Education, National Research Council, National Academy Press, 2001, 382 pages, $39.95
"Knowing What Students Know essentially explains how expanding knowledge in the scientific fields of human learning and educational measurement can form the foundations of an improved approach to assessment. These advances suggest ways that the targets of assessment -- what students know and how well they know it -- as well as the methods used to make inferences about student learning can be made more valid and instructionally useful. Principles for designing and using these new kinds of assessments are presented, and examples are used to illustrate the principles. Implications for policy, practice, and research are also explored.""With the promise of a productive research-based approach to assessment of student learning, Knowing What Students Know will be important to education administrators, assessment designers, teachers and teacher educators, and education advocates."
This book may be read online at no charge. Printed copies are also available and may be ordered from the National Academy Press online web site (nap.edu).
For further information, please see <http://www.nap.edu/catalog/10019.html>.
The European Commission has announced that a new issue of the CORDIS Focus Results Supplement journal dedicated to multimedia content and tools has been published.
"This supplement provides a selection of the most innovative and novel results and offers that have been developed by the projects under the Multimedia Content and Tools area of the EC research programme and a valuable insight of the broad range of activities accomplished or emerging from this area. It demonstrates a plethora of innovative ideas being turned into the multimedia products and services propelling tomorrow's digital economy and society. They provide an excellent basis for the knowledge-centred research in the future."
For further information, please see <ftp://ftp.cordis.lu/pub/focus/docs/res28.pdf>.
The Internet and Education: Findings of the Pew Internet & American Life Project, The Pew Internet & Life Project, September 1, 2001.
The Pew Internet & American Life Project creates and funds "original, academic-quality research that explores the impact of the Internet on children, families, communities, the work place, schools, health care and civic/political life. The Project aims to be an authoritative source for timely information on the Internet's growth and societal impact, through research that is scrupulously impartial."
The report The Internet and Education was based on a survey of 754 youths 12 - 17 years of age. In essence, the report found that "The Internet has become an increasingly important feature of the learning environment for teenagers. [Research]...shows that teens use the Internet as an essential study aid outside the classroom and that the Internet increasingly has a place inside the classroom."
For further, detailed information, please see the full report at <http://www.pewinternet.org/reports/toc.asp?Report=39>.
Ready for Reference: Academic Libraries Offer Live Web-Based Reference - Evaluating System Use, Bernie Sloan, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, July 11, 2001, final report.
The Ready for Reference service is a collaborative 24x7 online reference service piloted by eight academic libraries in the Alliance Library System in Illinois. This final report on the pilot project provides statistical tables on various aspects of electronic reference based on usage data including: sessions by hour of day, sessions by day of week, sessions by week, staff sessions by institution or organization, length of time spent in hold queue, and length of online reference session. It also provides a list of reference questions received during the period 4/2 - 4/15/01.
For further information, please see the report at <http://www.lis.uiuc.edu/~b-sloan/r4r.final.htm>.
"Digital Reproduction Quality: Benchmark Recommendations", Daniel Greenstein and Gerald George, RLG DigiNews, August 15, 2001, Volume 5, Number 4, ISSN 1093-5371.
Daniel Greenstein is Director, Digital Library Federation (DLF), and Gerald George is Special Project Associate, DLF. Together they authored this article about ways that interoperability among digital collections might be advanced.
Following is an excerpt from the introductory part of the article:
"Until recently, discussions of interoperability tended to focus on the use of cataloguing (metadata) standards, such as MARC, Dublin Core, and EAD, and on search-and-retrieval protocols, such as Z39.50 and the Open Archives Initiative (OAI)."
"But to make collections interoperable, it would also be desirable to have consistent formatting in accordance with some minimum set of standards or benchmarks for digitizing items with fidelity. This aspect of the discussion grew in a meeting, sponsored by the Digital Library Federation (DLF) in April 2001, to consider development of a service that would register digitized books and journals maintained in disparate collections...."
This article presents some benchmark recommendations regarding digital reproduction quality that would lead to increased interoperability.
The article is available online in full text at <http://www.rlg.org/preserv/diginews/diginews5-4.html>.
Point to Point
Consisting of free Internet encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks, databases, etc., the ICRC collection is designed for English-speaking undergraduates, especially those in the U.S. Many of the catalogs and bibliographies link to full text titles.
"Records are stored in a Postgres SQL database on a Red Hat Linux server. Data may be entered and displayed from any browser linking to PHP Web pages. Truncation is automatic."
"The Internet Collegiate Reference Collection is now fully keyword searchable in addition to being displayed by Library of Congress class. More than 650 records have been assigned titles, subject headings, descriptions, provider names, reference categories, and an LC class."
For further information, please see <http://library.bloomu.edu/reference/>.
Board on Science, Technology and Economic Policy, IT @ The National Academies
"From Internet content protection to human gene patenting, IP rights in many forms have emerged from legal obscurity to public debate. The National Academies website serves as a guide to the Academies' extensive work on Intellectual Property and a forum to discuss ongoing work."
One unit within The National Academies umbrella is the Board on Science, Technology and Economic Policy (STEP). "The STEP Board's objective is to integrate understanding of scientific, technological, and economic elements in the formulation of national policies affecting the economic well-being of the United States. Policymakers responsible for trade, economic, science, and technology policy in the Executive Branch and Congress are the principal audience for the Board's work."
The STEP Board's focus is on "the dynamics of macroeconomic and microeconomic variables, their relationship to the industrial structure of the economy, effect on high-technology manufacturing and service sectors, and influence on U.S. scientific and technological advancement through examination of such issues as the composition of industrialized nations' investment portfolios (plant and equipment, infrastructure, human resources, etc.) and their bearing on productivity growth; the quality and quantity of U.S. investments in "intangible" capital -- education, training, and research and development; the impact of new technologies on firm performance, job creation and destruction, and wage and skill levels; and increased international competition in technology and market development and its challenges for the multilateral trading system and scientific and technical cooperation."
For further information, please see <http://www4.nationalacademies.org/pd/step.nsf>.
Preprint Resources on the Web, Iowa State University.
"The term 'preprint' most often refers to a manuscript that has gone through a peer-review process and now awaits publication in a traditional journal. A preprint accessible over the Web may also be referred to as an “e-print.” Preprints also cover papers that authors have submitted for journal publication, but for which no publication decision has been reached, or even papers electronically posted for peer consideration and comment before submission for publication. In fact, preprints can also be documents that have not been submitted to any journal. The following is a list of Web resources that offer preprint searches:
For further information and live links, please see <http://www.lib.iastate.edu/services/ref/preprint.html>.
UNESCO Libraries Portal, An international information gateway for librarians and library users
"The UNESCO Library Portal is intended to enhance access to information related to library resources available on the World Wide Web as well as to issues affecting librarianship. The site provides links to websites of libraries and information centres around the world and will serve as an interactive point for browsing and searching a range of categories including websites of national libraries, government information services, library associations and on-line resources. It will also provide news about conferences and training opportunities. Special emphasis will be given to activities in the Organization's fields of competence such as education, sciences, culture and information."
"Special sections will feature news and articles of interest to librarians and will regularly highlight the activities of a selected library as well as providing a literary quote."
"[Web] Surfers can also add or modify links to help maintain an accurate online resource. All libraries and librarians are invited to participate by providing information on activities, useful links, news and content which they wish to share with others and generally make more widely available."
The Libraries Portal top-level page links directly to the following resources:
For further information, please see <http://www.unesco.org/webworld/portal_bib/>.
Professional Associations, School of Library and Information Science, San José State University.
"Mission of the School: In support of the San José State University mission, the School of Library and Information Science educates professionals to address the information needs of their community, the nature of information and its uses and its supporting technologies through teaching, research, service, and leadership."
"Service Goal: SLIS supports an environment whereby faculty and students contribute to the improvement of the information professions, the University, and the local community. Faculty, staff, and students participate in or contribute to the activities of the School, the University, professional organizations, and community outreach projects and programs."
Among other activities, the School fosters service through:
The following resources can be accessed from the "Professional Associations" page:
To access the above links, and for further information, please see <http://slisweb.sjsu.edu/resources/assn.htm>.
"OLAC, the Open Language Archives Community, is an international partnership of institutions and individuals who are creating a worldwide virtual library of language resources by: (i) developing consensus on best current practice for the digital archiving of language resources, and (ii) developing a network of interoperating repositories and services for housing and accessing such resources."
Based on the Open Archives Initiative, OLAC announces a cross-archive searching service, which currently harvests 9,000+ metadata records from 10 participating archives:
Other language archives are invited to participate.
For further information, please see <http://www.language-archives.org/>.
"The Regional Alliance for Preservation (RAP) began in February 1997 as a pilot project of the Commission on Preservation and Access (Washington, DC) to foster cooperation among the Preservation Field Service programs funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities. When pilot-project funding ended in February 1998, participants decided to continue RAP as a cooperative program, and in October of that year, the alliance expanded to include members of the Association of Regional Conservation Centers (ARCC). Initial funding enabled RAP to begin publishing an occasional newsletter. The Institute for Museum and Library Services has funded the development of this Web site."
"RAP now totals 15 organizations located throughout the United States. RAP serves as an allied force to assist a wide variety of cultural institutions with collections care activities."
"The mission of the Regional Alliance for Preservation (RAP) is to provide comprehensive preservation information to cultural institutions and the public throughout the United States."
"To accomplish this mission we:
"As a collaborative umbrella organization, RAP does not maintain its own headquarters or staff. Inquiries regarding activities should be directed to the individual participants listed in this Web site."
For further information, please see <http://www.rap-arcc.org/>.
Calls for Participation
International Conference on Multimedia & Expo, 26 - 29 August 2002, Lausanne, Switzerland. Call for Papers. The submission deadlines are:
"International Conference on Multimedia & Expo (ICME) is a major annual international conference organized with the objective of bringing together researchers, developers and practitioners from academia and industry working in all areas in multimedia. ICME serves as a forum for the dissemination of state-of-the-art research, development, and implementations of multimedia systems, technologies and applications. Co-sponsored by four IEEE societies (the Circuits and Systems Society, the Communications Society, the Computer Society and the Signal Processing Society) the third edition of ICME will be held in Lausanne, Switzerland."
"Topics covered include but are not limited to the following:
For further information, please see <http://www.icme2002.org/>.
Esther J. Piercy Award, Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS). Call for Nominations. The submission deadline is 1 December 2001.
Sponsored by ALCTS, the Piercy Award consists of a citation and a $1,500 grant donated by YBP, Inc. The award recognizes contributions to those areas of librarianship included in collections and technical services, that is, collection development, acquisitions, cataloging, preservation, and serials, by a librarian with not more than ten years of professional experience who has shown outstanding promise for continuing contributions and leadership. The winner is not required to be an ALCTS member. The criteria include such activities as:
The award will be presented to the winner at the ALCTS President's Program during the June 2002 ALA Annual Conference in Atlanta, Georgia.
Please submit a formal statement of nomination, the candidate's vita, other relevant documentation, supporting letters, and up to three examples of the candidate's publications to the Chair of the Award Jury. Persons nominated but not selected for the award in previous years may be renominated provided the candidate still meets the ten-year limit on length of professional experience.
The complete package must be postmarked or sent via email no later than December 1, 2001, to John Haar, Chair, Piercy Award Jury, Vanderbilt University Library, 419 21st Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37240-0007. Phone: 615-322-3618. Fax: 615-343-8279. Email: <email@example.com>
For further information, please see <http://www.ala.org/alcts/awards/piercy.html>.
Eighth Annual Reference Research Forum, Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), American Library Association, June 2002, Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Call for Proposals. The deadline for submissions is 1 December 2001.
"The Research and Statistics Committee of the Management and Operation Of User Services Section of RUSA is sponsoring its Eighth Annual Reference Research Forum at the 2002 American Library Association Annual Conference in Atlanta."
"This is an opportunity to present and discuss your research project covering the broad area of reference services such as user behavior, electronic services, reference effectiveness, and organizational structure and personnel. Both completed research and research in progress will be considered. All researchers, including reference practitioners from all types of libraries, library school faculty and students, and other interested individuals are encouraged to submit a proposal."
"The Committee will utilize a "blind" review process to select a maximum of three (3) projects for 25 minute presentations, followed by open discussion. The selected researchers are expected to present their papers in person at the forum. Criteria for selection are:
"Please submit a one-page proposal by December 1, 2001. The submission must consist of no more than two pages. On the first page, please list your name(s), title(s), institutional affiliation, and address (including your mail address, fax number and email address)."
"The second page should NOT show your name or any personal information. Instead, it must include:
Please send submissions to:
Eric Novotny, Arts and Humanities Library, University Libraries, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802-1803. Fax: 814-863-7502. E-mail: <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
The Isadore Gilbert Mudge R. R. Bowker Award Committee of the Reference and User Services Association is seeking nominations for this year's award. Established in 1958, the award consists of $1,500 and a citation to an individual "who has made a distinguished contribution to reference librarianship." This contribution may include an imaginative and constructive program in a particular library, authorship of a significant book or articles about the reference field, creative and inspirational teaching, active participation in professional associations devoted to reference services, or in other noteworthy activities which stimulate reference librarians to more distinguished performance. Last year's winner was Carol Leita, creator of the Librarian's Index to the Internet.
The deadline for receipt of nominations is 15 December 2001. The award will be presented at the annual ALA conference next summer in Atlanta.
Please send nominations and supporting documentation to:
Danise G. Hoover
Associate Librarian for Public Services and Chair, Mudge Award Committee
Hunter College Library
695 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10021
Questions concerning this award may be sent to Danise at <email@example.com>.
25th ACM SIGIR 2002 Conference: Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval, 11 - 15 August 2002, Tampere, Finland. Call for Submissions. The submission deadline is 28 January 2002.
"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 (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. SIGIR 2002 welcomes contributions related to any aspect of IR, but the major Areas of Interest are listed below:
For further information, please see <http://www.sigir2002.org/>.
National Leadership Grants for Libraries, Institute of Museum and Library Services. Call for Grant Applications. The submission deadline is 1 February 2002.
"The program supports three funding categories for libraries, three for museums and one for joint library-museum partnerships. The information below refers to library categories and to joint museum/library partnerships. Information on museum categories is available in the National Leadership Grants for Museums section of the IMLS website."
"Successful proposals will have national impact and provide models that can be widely adapted or replicated by others to extend the benefit of federal support. Such proposals will reflect an understanding of current issues and needs related to library services and will have a far-reaching impact throughout the library community. Projects will provide creative solutions on issues of national importance and provide leadership for other organizations."
"Categories of Funding:
For further information, please see <http://www.imls.gov/grants/library/lib_nlgl.asp>.
28th International Conference on Very Large Data Bases (VLDB 2002), 20 - 23 August 2002, Hong Kong, China. Call for Papers. The submission deadline is 12 February 2002.
VLDB 2002 will continue the 27-year tradition of VLDB conferences as an international forum for database researchers, vendors, practitioners, application developers, and users. The VLDB 2002 Program Committee (PC) invites submissions reporting original results on all technical aspects of data management as well as proposals for panels, tutorials, demonstrations, and exhibits that will present the most critical issues and views on practical leading-edge database technology, applications, and techniques. They also invite proposals for events and workshops to take place at the Conference site before or after VLDB 2002.
"For the past two years, the VLDB Conference has been working to broaden the range of topics beyond core database system technology and to address novel approaches rather than dwelling on incremental improvements of existing results. This year, we take a further step in this direction by creating a separate program committee covering Infrastructure for Information Systems, as distinct from Core Database Technology. Moreover, we will significantly increase the total number of accepted papers, to make room for more papers on Infrastructure for Information Systems. Thus, in a break from tradition, this year's VLDB Program Committee (PC) will be divided by subject area, rather than by geographical region. Despite this change, we remain committed to maintaining geographical balance in all aspects of the conference."
"VLDB 2002 invites submissions on a broad range of technical topics relating to the storage and management of data and to the usage of data management technology. VLDB 2002 encourages authors to consider novel topics and approaches, not just incremental improvements of existing results. Submissions may cover new research results, a vision that presents new viewpoints and challenges, or a description of the implementation or deployment of novel database technology in an industrial or application setting."
"The conference also encourages submissions covering innovative commercial database implementations, novel applications of database technology, and experience in applying recent research advances to practical situations. Such papers should describe innovative implementations, new approaches to fundamental challenges (such as very large scale or semantic complexity), or other major technical improvements to the state-of-the-practice. Industrial/application/experience submissions may be either full papers whose technical density is comparable to research submissions or extended abstracts."
"Authors should categorize their submission as "research," "vision," or "industrial/application/experience," depending on its primary contribution."
For further information, please see <http://www.cs.ust.hk/vldb2002/>.
National Award for Library Service, Fall 2002, Washington, DC, USA. Call for Nominations. The submission deadline is 15 February 2002.
"The National Award for Library Service honors outstanding libraries that make significant and exceptional contributions to their communities. Selected libraries demonstrate extraordinary and innovative approaches to public service, reaching beyond the expected levels of community outreach and core programs generally associated with library services. The main qualification for selection is community service, as demonstrated by the library's ongoing commitment, at every level, to its community."
Eighth ACM SIGKDD International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining, 23 - 26 July 2002, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Call for Papers. The submission deadline is 22 February 2002.
"The eighth ACM SIGKDD conference will provide a forum for academic researchers and industry practitioners to share their research and experience. The conference will be co-located with AAAI. It will feature keynote presentations, plenary paper presentations, poster presentations, tutorials, workshops, panels, as well as the KDD Cup competition."
"Papers on all aspects of knowledge discovery are solicited. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to:
For further information, please see <http://www.acm.org/sigs/sigkdd/kdd2002/>.
LISA 2001, 15th Systems Administration Conference, 2 - 7 December 2001, San Diego, California, USA.
"Not only is the year 2001 the first year of a new millennium, but thanks to Clarke and Kubrick's legendary Space Odyssey, it has become a symbol of humanity on the threshold of new development. It seems fitting that LISA 2001 should celebrate the occasion by looking forward to the future of system administration, as well as reflecting back on the lessons of the past."
LISA "remains a conference by system administrators, for system administrators; but it has grown at the periphery and continues to grow, touching on all aspects of computing systems and networks. This year, even as we reflect on past accomplishments, we break new ground by applying technologies from diverse and unorthodox areas of science to the problems of network and system management, security and all its related topics."
"The conference itself has its familiar, comfortable mixture of invited talks, tutorials, and refereed papers on established and new technologies. This year, every major operating system is represented, and we have gone to some lengths to bring together the broader international community of USENIX, IEEE, and ACM researchers, practitioners, and vendors in what is surely a unique program. As always, the vendor exhibition will put you in touch with the latest products and freebies from the commercial world, and LISA's strong connections with the Open Source and Free Software communities bring the latest on GNU/Linux and BSD projects. USENIX's unique Guru Is In sessions offer the opportunity to bring your specific questions to experts, and the famous "hallway track," the eclectic Birds-of-a-Feather sessions, and a plethora of social events round out a full and memorable conference."
For further information, please see <http://www.usenix.org/events/lisa2001/>.
EDUCAUSE Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference - Visions, Expectations, and Reality: The Implications of Pervasive Computing, 3 - 4 December 2001, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
"As information technology increasingly is used to support all aspects of higher education, user and institutional expectations have risen. IT organizations are thus squeezed between these expectations and the realities of the limits to growth. To help IT executives in higher education in the mid-Atlantic region address these increased expectations, EDUCAUSE is presenting a new regional conference for the mid-Atlantic region. The conference theme is 'Visions, Expectations, and Reality: The Implications of Pervasive Computing.'"
"The Program Committee has developed five tracks that cover the full range of IT issues relevant to this theme. One of these tracks will build on the past four years of the successful national conference on Ubiquitous Computing. A sixth track, Corporate Presentations, will showcase how corporations can help IT professionals."
For further information, please see <http://www.educause.edu/conference/marc/2001/>.
School for Scanning, Creating, Managing, and Preserving Digital Assets, 3 - 5 December 2001, Delray Beach, Florida, USA. (Early registration is encouraged as attendance is limited.)
Presented by the Northeast Document Conservation Center and funded in part by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities, the conference is cosponsored by SEFLIN (Southeast Florida Library Information Network, Inc.) and SOLINET (Southeastern Library Network).
"This conference provides current, essential information for managers of paper-based collections (including photographs) who are seeking to create, manage, and preserve digital assets. Participants will leave the conference better equipped to make informed choices regarding management of their digital projects. Although significant technical content will be presented, this is not a technician-training program. Conference content will include:
"Who Should Attend? Administrators within cultural institutions, as well as librarians, archivists, curators, and other cultural or natural resource managers dealing with paper-based collections, including photographs, will find the School for Scanning conference highly relevant and worthwhile....An audience of 200 or more is expected."
For more information, please see <http://www.nedcc.org/sfsfl1.htm>.
Online Information 2001, 4 - 6 December 2001, London, United Kingdom.
"Over three session-packed days at the Online Information conference, leading online industry commentators, consultants and professionals, top academics and key vendors will explore all the major issues that have shaped the industry, determine key trends and predict developments for the future."
Along with expert opinion, practical advice, industry insights, reflections and predictions, facts and figures, the conference offers attendees a concentration of international information industry expertise and the opportunity to network with over a thousand like-minded professionals. As a delegate at Online Information 2001 you will:
Who should attend? Anyone involved in the delivery or use of electronic information especially:
For further information, please see <http://www.online-information.co.uk/online/>.
The Electronic Library: strategic, policy and management issues, 9 - 14 December 2001, Loughborough, United Kingdom. (The seminar is limited to 40 participants, and early registration is recommended.)
The objective of this international seminar is to highlight the many issues that must be addressed before developing a strategy for electronic library services, whether in academia, the public sector, the voluntary sector or the private sector. The issues that are discussed will be relevant to all types of library, ranging from the small to the very large.
"The digital library; the virtual library; the electronic library; the hybrid library. Whatever term(s) are used, it is clear that libraries are facing a challenge caused by the advent of, and increasing acceptance of, digital information available through networks. After centuries of stability, the library of today is facing major changes. Information is rapidly spreading beyond books and journals to digital archives, databases, networked collections of images and sounds, the Internet and Intranets, to name but a few. Electronic newsletters, newsgroups, journals, discussion lists and Web pages are all potentially useful sources for those seeking information. If the library is to maintain its traditional role as the provider of access to information, and as an evaluator of the best information sources, then a clear understanding of the issues involved in developing a strategy for delivering electronic information to users must be developed."
"In addition to the proliferation of electronic information, libraries are facing many other pressures, including: falling budgets coupled with increasing prices; increasing cost of shelf-space; demands for increased accessibility over longer hours; and the increased sophistication and demands of users. Managing the transition to the electronic library will be no easy task."
This seminar aims to achieve a coherent overview and succeeds the British Council seminar that took place in February 2000. The program has been designed to explore a wide range of issues raised by the prospect of the electronic library. Speakers will include librarians, publishers, subscription agents and booksellers. Legal, technical, psychological, financial, personnel and managerial issues will also be considered. Participants will have access to a number of internationally renowned experts in the field from the UK and USA. Ample time is allowed for in-depth discussions with these experts, and amongst participants themselves.
The seminar will be of importance to all senior policy makers and managers working in libraries or information units and involved in service provision and development strategies.
For more information, please see <http://www.britishcouncil.org/networkevents/2000/0134p.htm>.
The 4th International Conference of Asian Digital Libraries (ICADL 2001), Digital Libraries: Dynamic Landscapes for Knowledge Creation, Dissemination and Management, 10 - 12 December 2001, Bangalore, India.
"The conference is organised by the University of Mysore and the Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) in collaboration with National Information System for Science and Technology (NISSAT) DSIR, the Government of India, and UNESCO. "The scope of ICADL encompasses the full range of digital library research and practice including but not limited to information systems of all levels of digital content and granularity, means and techniques of selecting, collecting, organizing and distributing digital content; all manner of document genres and electronic publishing; searching and finding information; diverse techniques of system design, development, and implementation, interface design, hyper text/hyper media, metadata, resource discovery and federated search."
For further information, please see <http://www.icadl2001.org/>.
EuroWeb 2001: The Web in Public Administration, 18 - 20 December 2001, Venice, Italy.
"EuroWeb is a regional conference endorsed by the IW3C2...Leaders in the field will present the latest developments in Web technology, as applied to Public Administration and discuss the issues and challenges facing the web community as it moves into the 21st century. The conference will consist of refereed paper sessions, poster sessions, and panel sessions. It will also feature presentations by keynote and invited speakers." Topics of interest as applied to Public Administration to be addressed during the conference include:
For further information, please see <http://euroweb.w3c.it/>.
International Chemical Information Conference and Exhibition, 21 - 24 October 2001, Nîmes, France. For more information, please see <http://www.infonortics.com/chemical/ch01/01chempro.html>.
First International Conference on Knowledge Capture, 21 - 23 October 2001, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. For more information, please see <http://sern.ucalgary.ca/ksi/K-CAP/K-CAP2001/>.
International Conference on Information Technology (ITCC 2002): Coding and Computing, 8 - 10 April 2002, Las Vegas, Nevada. Call for Papers. The submission deadline is 22 October 2001. For more information, please see <http://www.cs.clemson.edu/~srimani/itcc2002/cfp.html>.
Exploring Diversity in Academic Libraries: Whose Needs Are We Meeting?, Eastern New York Chapter of the Association of College and Research Libraries, 22 October 2001, Albany, New York, USA. For more information, please see <http://www.enyacrl.org/>.
International Conference on Dublin Core Metadata Applications 2001, 22 - 26 October 2001, Tokyo, Japan. For more information, please see <http://www.nii.ac.jp/dc2001/>.
The Second IEEE Pacific-Rim Conference on Multimedia, 24 - 26 October 2001, Beijing, China. For more information, please see <http://research.microsoft.com/~PCM2001/>.
Virtual SLA: Technology Forum 2001, 24 - 28 October 2001, Monterey, California, USA. For more information, please see <http://www.sla.org/content/learn/withcolleagues/tech2001.cfm>.
ALPSP Seminar: Document Security and Digital Rights Management, 26 October 2001, London, United Kingdom. For more information, please see <http://www.alpsp.org/s261001.htm>.
ACM SIGMOD/PODS 2002 Conference, 3 - 6 June 2002, Madison, Wisconsin, USA. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 26 October 2001. For more information, please see <http://www-db.cs.wisc.edu/sigmodpods2002/>.
ERCIM (European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics) Fellowship Programme 2002/2003. Call for applications. The submission deadline is 31 October 2001. For more information, please see <http://www.ercim.org/activity/fellows/fellowship.html>.
AMIA 2001 - A Medical Informatics Odyssey: Visions of the Future and Lessons from the Past, 3 - 7 November 2001, Washington, DC, USA. For more information, please see <http://www.amia.org/meetings/annual/f1.html>.
Long Term Archiving of Digital Documents in Physics, 5 - 6 November 2001, Lyons, France. For more information, please see <http://publish.aps.org/IUPAP/>.
Tenth International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, 5 - 10 November 2001, Atlanta, Georgia, USA. For more information, please see <http://cikm2001.cc.gatech.edu/>.
Developing the Archives Hub: Further Call for Collection-Level Content. Call for Proposals. The submission deadline is 7 November 2001. For more information, please see <http://www.jisc.ac.uk/pub01/c04_01.html>.
Shaping Interlibrary Loan/Document Delivery in the 21st Century, 8 - 9 November 2001, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA. For more information, please see <http://www.lib.umich.edu/shapingill/>.
Art Libraries Society of North America, Southeast Chapter Regional Conference, 8 - 11 November 2001, Fort Lauderdale/Boca Raton, Florida, USA. For more information, please see <http://www.seflin.org/arlis-se/conf01.htm>.
11th International World Wide Web Conference, 7 - 11 May 2002, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. Call for participation. The submission deadline is 13 November 2001. For more information, please see <http://www2002.org/cfp.html>.
LITA Regional Institute: Database Driven Web Sites, preconference to the Information Strategies 2001 conference, 14 November 2001, Fort Myers, Florida, USA. For more information, please see <http://library.fgcu.edu/Conferences/infostrategies/Pre.html>.
Information Strategies 2001, 14 - 16 November 2001, Fort Myers, Florida, USA. For more information, please see <http://library.fgcu.edu/Conferences/infostrategies/2001conference.html>.
New Developments in Digital Libraries, the Second International Workshop, 2 - 3 April 2002, Ciudad Real, Spain. Call for Papers. The submission deadline is 15 November 2001. For more information, please see <http://www.iceis.org/workshops/nddl/nddl-cfp.htm>.
4th International Conference On Enterprise Information Systems, 3 - 6 April 2002, Ciudad Real, Spain. Call for Papers. The submission deadline is 15 November 2001. For more information, please see <http://www.iceis.org/Cfp2002.htm>.
Bicentennial Conference on Bibliographic Control for the New Millennium: Confronting the Challenges of Networked Resources and the Web, the Library of Congress Cataloging Directorate, 15 - 17 November 2001, Washington, DC, USA. For more information, please see <http://lcweb.loc.gov/catdir/bibcontrol/conference.html>.
NINCH Copyright Town Meetings 2001: Creating Policy, 19 November 2001, Eugene, Oregon, USA. For more information, please see <http://www.ninch.org/copyright/townmeetings01/2001.html> or call 541.346.3053.
You've digitised but now what?, 23 November 2001, Bristol, United Kingdom. For more information, please see <http://www.tasi.ac.uk/training/bookingform.html#bf13>.
WEDELMUSIC 2001, International Conference on Web Delivery of Music 2001, 23 - 24 November 2001, Firenze, Italy. For more information, please see <http://www.wedelmusic.org/wedelmusic2001/>.
SEARCC 2001: Enhancing Business Value by Applying Technology, the South East Asia Regional Computer Confederation, 26 - 29 November 2001, Auckland, New Zealand. For more information, please see <http://www.nzcs.org.nz/searcc2001/>.
7th International Conference on Technology Supported Learning & Training, 28 - 30 November 2001, Berlin, Germany. For more information, please see <http://www.online-educa.com/>.
3rd e-ICOLC, International Coalition of Library Consortia in Europe, 29 November - 1 December 2001, Espoo, Finland. For further information about the ICOLC and conferences in North America, please visit http://www.library.yale.edu/consortia/>. For more information about the 3rd e-ICOLC congress, please see <http://www.lib.helsinki.fi/finelib/eicolc.html>.
ICDM'01: 2001 IEEE International Conference on Data Mining, 29 November - 2 December 2001, San Jose, California, USA. For further information, please see <http://kais.mines.edu/~xwu/icdm/main-01.shtml>.
Museums and the Web 2002, Archives & Museum Informatics, April 17 - 20 2002, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 30 November 2001. For more information, please see <http://www.archimuse.com/mw2002/>.
CUMREC 2002 - Bringing HEAT Up North: Exploring New Landscapes for Administrative Technology, 12 - 15 May 2002, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Call for Proposals. The submission deadline is 30 November 2001. For more information, please see <http://www.cumrec.org/cumrec2002/program.asp>.
DLM-FORUM 2002, 7 - 8 May 2002, Barcelona, Spain. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 30 November 2001. For more information, please see <http://europa.eu.int/historical_archives/dlm_forum/doc/forum2002call.pdf>.
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