Making the strategic case for institutional repositories: A conference report, The SURF Foundation, August 31, 2005.
"On 10 - 11 May, the international conference Making the strategic case for institutional repositories took place at the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences in Amsterdam. Seventy-four leading experts from 14 countries were in attendance, spending two eventful days discussing all aspects of Institutional Repositories." The resulting conference report is now available at <http://www.surf.nl/download/report%20cni-jisc-surf-conference.pdf>.
DPC Technology Watch Report: Preservation Metadata, by Brian Lavoie and Richard Gartner, DPC Technology Watch Series Report 05-01, September 2005. (Copyright OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc. Oxford University Library Services and Digital Library Coalition.)
As announced by Maggie Jones, DPC Executive Secretary: "The report...provides a comprehensive but highly readable update on developments in preservation metadata and METS. "
For more information, please see the DPC web site at <http://www.dpconline.org/graphics/reports/index.html>. The report is listed under the heading "Technology Watch" where it is available in PDF format.
ERCIM News, Special Theme: Security and Trust Management No. 63, October 2005.
"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."
For more information, please see <http://www.ercim.org/publication/Ercim_News/enw63/>.
RLG Metasearch Survey Report, RLG, 2005.
"The survey report includes:
For more information, please see <http://www.rlg.org/en/page.php?Page_ID=20749>.
The facts about Open Access: A study of the financial and non-financial effects of alternative business models for scholarly journals, Kaufman-Wills Group, LLC, Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers, 2005, ISBN 978-0-907341-30-7.
"Discussion of Open Access tends to be strong on rhetoric but short on facts. The objective of this independent study was to determine the impact of open access on scholarly journals' financial and non-financial factors and to establish a substantial body of data about different forms of Open Access publishing, and a baseline of comparison with traditional subscription publishing."
This report is available in full text in PDF format. For more information, please see <http://www.alpsp.org/publications/pub11.htm>.
Deconstructing the Computer: Report of a Symposium, Dale W. Jorgenson and Charles W. Wessner, Editors, Committee on Deconstructing the Computer, Committee on Measuring and Sustaining the New Economy, National Research Council.
From the Preface to the Report: "This report of a workshop is the second in a series designed to improve our understanding of the technological and economic trends underlying the growth and productivity increases that have created what many refer to as the New Economy. The 'New Economy' refers to a fundamental transformation in the U.S. Economy as businesses and individuals capitalize on new technologies, new opportunities, and new investments in computing, information, and communications technologies."
For more information, please see <http://www.nap.edu/catalog/11457.html>.
Point to Point
OpenURL and Metasearch: New Standards, Current Innovations, and Future Directions, Presentation slides from the September 2005 workshop, National Information Standards Organization.
For more information, please see the workshop website at <http://www.niso.org/news/events_workshops/OpenURL-05-Agen-FINAL.html>.
Subject Index to Literature on Electronic Sources of Information, © Marion Dworaczek, University of Saskatchewan Library.
"The page-specific "Subject Index to Literature on Electronic Sources of Information" and the accompanying "Electronic Sources of Information: A Bibliography" (listing all indexed items) deal with all aspects of electronic publishing and include print and non-print materials, periodical articles, monographs and individual chapters in collected works. This edition includes 2,157 indexed titles. Both the Index and the Bibliography are continuously updated."
For more information, please see <http://library.usask.ca/~dworacze/SUBJIN_A.HTM>.
Archive Builders Course in Document Imaging and Document Management, Steve Guilheany, Archive Builders.
"These materials are used in the document management class taught by Archive Builders. They are available free for download. Please include a reference to http://www.archivebuilders.com/ if you make reference to these materials or distribute them. The papers are updated from time to time. Please access the current version, available here, when making copies. All of the documents available at the site are designed to be printed as a single document (book) on two sided pages. The documents can also be printed individually or as single pages. Because all the course materials are also available in a single PDF file, you can do a full text search on all the materials."
For more information, please see <http://www.archivebuilders.com/whitepapers/index.html>.
Calls for Participation
InSITE (Informing Science + IT Education) 2006 Conference, 25 - 28 June 2006, Salford, UK. Call for papers. The submission date is 30 November 2005.
"The purpose of Informing Science is to encourage and enable the sharing of knowledge and collaboration among the wide variety of fields that use information technology to inform clients. Here are some of these areas: Communications, Communicating Meaning, Community and Society, Computer Science, Data Communications, Distance Education, eCommerce, Education, Government, Health Care, Medicine, History, Information Science & Library, Journalism, Justice and Law, Mathematics, Philosophical Issues, Psychology, Public Policy, Sociology, Technology, Working Together."
For more information, please see <http://2006.informingscience.org/>.
WWW 2006 - Fifteenth International World Wide Web Conference, 23 - 26 May 2006, Edinburgh, Scotland. Call for papers. The submission date for the alternate papers track is 1 December 2005..
"New for WWW2006: We solicit submissions of "position papers" articulating high-level architectural visions, describing challenging future directions, or critiquing current design wisdom. Accepted position papers will be presented at the conference and appear in the proceedings. Both "regular papers" and "position papers" are subject to the same rigorous reviewing process, but the emphasis may differ regular papers should present significant reproducible results while position papers may present preliminary work rich in implications for future research."
For more information, please see <http://www2006.org/>.
IMLS Calls for Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Grant Applications The submission deadline is 15 December 2005.
"The Institute of Museum and Library Service (IMLS) invites America's libraries, archives, library agencies, associations and consortia, to apply for the Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian (formerly called Librarians for the 21st Century) grant program. IMLS will award over $21 million under this program to help recruit and educate librarians and strengthen graduate schools of library and information science in FY 2006. "
For more information, please see <http://www.imls.gov/whatsnew/current/101405a.htm>.
Museums and the Web, 22 - 25 March 2006, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA. Call for demos. The submission date for demo proposals is 31 December 2005..
"Museums and the Web addresses the social, cultural, design, technological, economic, and organizational issues of culture and heritage on-line. Taking an international perspective, senior speakers with extensive experience in Web development review and analyze the issues and impacts of networked cultural and natural heritage and look ahead to the transformation of communities and organizations"
For more information, please see <http://www.archimuse.com/mw2006/>.
Digital Libraries, Institutional Repositories, Open Access (DASER-2 Summit), 2 - 4 December 2005, College Park, Maryland, USA.
"DASER-2 will examine new issues and challenges related to digital archives and Science-Technology-Medicine (STM) publishing. This conference will explore issues surrounding digital libraries, institutional repositories and open access publishing. such as:
For more information, please see <http://www.daser.org/>.
Open Access to Grey Resources, 5 - 6 December 2005, Nancy, France.
"The Seventh International Conference on Grey Literature focuses on this theme and approaches it via the lines of communication and logistics. Often, the elements of communication are so embedded and pervasive that they are taken for granted; however, GL7 must look at information systems and networks, partnering and OAI, as well as, curriculum development and current research in this field."
For more information, please see <http://www.textrelease.com/pages/2/>.
ECAR Symposium 2005: IT's Still on the Edge - Technology, Society, Innovation, and Business Practice, 7 - 9 December 2005, Carefree, Arizona, USA.
"The 2005 ECAR Symposium has been designed once again to bring together those who are crafting important changes in the world with those who study the effects of such change on our institutions and work. Sessions will encourage interaction at the nexus of theory, analysis, and practice. The 2005 program reflects ECAR's commitment to dwell on both the big issues facing society and higher education and the diversity of ECAR's research agenda. Topics for the 2005 ECAR Symposium include IT investment and business process performance; IT governance, standards, and assessment; the Internet and American society; and strategies and practices for creating effective and durable human networks."
For more information, please see <http://www.educause.edu/ecar05>.
International Conference on Information Systems, 11 - 14 December 2005, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
"The idea of new frontiers in information technology (IT) research brings forth many images, all of which involve exploration, transformational change, high risks, and high returns. Just when we think we know the implications of previous frontiers, new frontiers have emerged that have continued to transform how we work, live, and conduct business throughout the world. The next new ideas that can lead us to new frontiers in information technology can originate from anywhere in the world. This year's program team reflects the international nature of these new frontiers with co-track and co-program chairs representing North American and International scholars from around the globe."
For more information, please see <http://icis2005.unlv.edu/>.
Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode Program on E-Publishing, 12 - 14 December 2005, Kunnamangalam, Calicut, India.
"The program would be of interest to publishers and the publishing Industry; information vendors and suppliers; content buyers and content sellers; researchers, managers, developers, and users; and information science/technology professionals."
For more information, please see <http://intranet.iimk.ac.in/epublishing.htm>.
Second International Conference on Technology, Knowledge, and Society, 12 - 15 December 2005, Hyderabad, India.
"This second Technology Conference...will address a range of critically important themes in the various fields that address the complex and subtle relationships between technology, knowledge and society. Main speakers include some of the leading thinkers in these areas, as well as numerous paper, colloquium and workshop presentations."
For more information, please see <http://t06.cgpublisher.com/>.
8th International Conference on Asian Digital Libraries: ICADL 2005, 12 - 15 December 2005, Bangkok, Thailand.
"ICADL2005 is the 8th in a well-established series of annual conferences on Asian Digital Libraries, and focuses on the creation, adoption, implementation and utilization of digital libraries. It provides an international forum for sharing experiences among researchers, educators, practitioners, and policy makers from a variety of disciplines such as computer science, library and information science, archival and museum studies, and knowledge management as well as many areas in the social sciences and humanities."
For more information, please see <http://www.icadl2005.ait.ac.th/>.
Cognition and Exploratory Learning in Digital Age (CELDA 2005), 14 - 16 December 2005, Porto, Portugal.
"The IADIS CELDA 2005 conference aims to address the main issues concerning with the evolving learning processes and supporting pedagogies and applications in digital age. There have been huge advancements in both cognitive psychology and computing that have affected the educational arena. The convergence of these two disciplines has never been faster before and this marriage has affected the very basis of the academia. Paradigms such as just-in-time learning, constructivist approaches, student-centered learning and collaborative approaches have emerged, and are being supported by technological advancements such as simulations, virtual reality and multi-agents systems to name a few. This merger has created both opportunities and areas of serious concerns. This conference aims to cover both technological as well as pedagogical issues related to these developments."
For more information, please see <http://www.iadis.org/celda2005/>.
IADIS International Conference on e-Commerce 2005, 15 - 17 December 2005, Porto, Portugal.
"The IADIS e-Commerce 2005 conference is a major international event for researchers, academics, industry specialists, practitioners and students interested in the advances in, and applications of, e-Commerce. The participants will have an opportunity to present and observe the latest research results, and ideas in these areas. This conference aims to cover both technological as well as non-technological issues related to this new business paradigm."
For more information, please see <http://www.iadis.org/ec2005/>.
12th International Conference on Management of Data COMAD 2005b, 20 - 22 December 2005, Hyderabad, India.
"COMAD 2005b will focus on new developments in the principles and practices related to data management. The conference will bring together researchers, practitioners, developers and users to present and discuss emerging trends, concepts, techniques, technologies and experiences in data management."
For more information, please see <http://www.iiit.ac.in/comad2005b/>.
(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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