Volume 5 Number 10
Clips & Pointers
- Content-based Image Retrieval: A report to the JISC Technology Applications Programme, by John P. Eakins and Margaret E. Graham, Institute for Image Data Research, University of Northumbria at Newcastle, January 1999, and The Description and Indexing of Images: Report of a survey of ARLIS members, 1998/99 by Margaret E. Graham, Institute for Image Data Research, May 1999.
A proliferation of digital images that are available online has created the need for better means of image retrieval, and this has led to a new research and development field, that of content-based image retrieval (CBIR). The first report, Content-based Image Retrieval by Eakins and Graham, resulted from a study commissioned by the Joint Systems Committee (JISC) of the Higher Education Funding Councils in the United Kingdom. The report "reviews the current state of the art in research, development and implementation of CBIR techniques within the UK" and was the first phase of a much larger project. It was decided that a limited survey would increase understanding of current practices in the description and indexing of images. The second report, The Description and Indexing of Images by Graham, draws upon that survey of both researchers and practitioners, and it was completed over the period between November 1998 to January 1999.
The Eakins/Graham report is available at <http://www.unn.ac.uk/iidr/research/cbir/report.html > in HTML format. The Graham report of May 1999 is available at <http://www.unn.ac.uk/iidr/ARLIS/ >. Printed versions of the second report are also available from Margaret Graham, Research and Development Manager, Institute for Image Data Research, University of Northumbria at Newcastle, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8ST, United Kingdom. For further information, please contact Margaret Graham at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- PKI and Security for Higher Education (PKI stands for Public Key Infrastructure), 24 September 1999, a draft EDUCAUSE White Paper.
In August 1999, a summit meeting was held in Colorado by EDUCAUSE and the National Science Foundation to discuss public key infrastructure issues. This White Paper is a result of that meeting. Its authors suggest that while reading the Paper, readers should refer to presentations made at the meeting (which are available at <http://www.educause.edu/netatedu/contents/events/aug99/proceedings.html>.)Of particular interest to readers of this magazine may be Section 2.3 of the paper dealing with Library/Intellectual property management.
In the introduction to the White Paper, it is stated that the paper is aimed at those with a basic understanding of PKI. Others who may need basic information about PKI are referred to the National Automated Clearinghouse Association's Certificate Authority Rating and Trust guidelines available online at <http://internetcouncil.nacha.org/ >.
PKI and Security for Higher Education may be found in PDF format at <http://www.educause.edu/netatedu/contents/groups/pkiwhtpaper_990923.pdf >.
- Innovative Use of Information Technology by Colleges, Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR), August 1999. (Available in print format for $20.00, 91 pages. Also available in PDF format.)
Members of CLIR staff and the CLIR advisory group, the College Libraries Committee, completed this report as a result of a study of the libraries of nine colleges and mid-sized universities and their use of new information technologies to improve library services. The project began in the spring of 1998, and by September 1998, the subjects of the study had been selected and site visits had begun.
In March 1999, after the site visits had been completed, a two-day conference was held which was attended by 27 invited participants representing college presidents, library directors, faculty, professional association representatives, government employees, and technology experts. In addition, attendees included representatives from each of the nine case study sites who made presentations about the success of programs studied.
William Haden, president of West Virginia Wesleyan was the opening speaker for the conference. His talk was followed by presentations by Susan Jurow, Executive Director, College and University Personnel Association, whose presentation was entitled "Change: The Importance of the Process"; and by Barbara Hill, Senior Fellow, Center for Leadership Development and International Initiatives of the American Council on Education, who presentation was entitled "Strategies for Successful Change". Next, Brian Hawkins, president of EDUCAUSE, spoke about the transformation of higher education, and he set the stage for wide ranging discussions by conference participants.
Part I of "Innovative Use of Information Technology by Colleges" includes the presentations and the text of Dr. Hawkins talk. Part II of the report deals with the nine case studies. The report is available from CLIR in either print ($20.00) or PDF format. To order the report in print format, see <http://www.clir.org/pubs/abstract/pub85abst.html >. To view the PDF version, go to <http://www.clir.org/pubs/reports/pub85/pub85.pdf >."
- The Response to "Building Earth's Largest Library by Steve Coffman, in Searcher, Volume 7, Number 7, July/August 1999.
In the March 1999 issue of Searcher, an article by Steve Coffman discussed his vision of using the Amazon.com model to design a global library. His article was entitled "Building Earth's Largest Library: Driving into the Future," and it generated a great deal of response (Editor's note: an item by Steve Coffman related to his Searcher article also appeared in the Clips and Pointers column of D-Lib Magazine's May 1999 issue <http://www.dlib.org/dlib/may99/05clips.html#COFFMAN >..)
A follow-up article, based on the response that Mr. Coffman received was published in the July/August issue of Searcher. It may be seen in full text at <http://www.infotoday.com/searcher/jul/searcher.htm >.
- "Y2K for Librarians: Exactly What You Need to Do", by William Doering, published in Computers in Libraries, Volume 19, Number 7, July/August 1999.
William Doering is the integrated systems librarian at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. In this Computer in Libraries article, he outlines a plan that will help librarians "to get organized and make priority decisions" to prepare for Y2K. Included with his article is an inventory list of software and hardware with information regarding the status of Y2K compliance for each.
- Cultural Heritage Informatics 1999: Proceedings from ichim99, edited by David Bearman and Jennifer Trant, published by Archives and Museum Informatics, 250 pp.
The ichim99 conference was held September 23 - 26, with two parallel session tracks featuring formal papers, panels, and many opportunities for participant interaction. Abstracts of papers from the ichim99 conference can be linked to from <http://www.archimuse.com/ichim99/speakers/index.html >.
ICHIM Proceedings provide understanding of the evolution of computer-based interactive multimedia in cultural settings. Now available in print format, the ichim99 proceedings may be ordered for $50.00 from the Archives and Museum Informatics web site using an online form at <http://www.archimuse.com/publishing/new.html >.
- Journal of the American Society for Information Science (JASIS), Volume 50, Number 13.
To see the Tables of Contents, please click here.
The ASIS home page <http://www.asis.org> contains the Table of Contents and brief abstracts from January 1993 (Volume 44) to date.
The John Wiley Interscience site http://www.interscience.wiley.com includes issues from 1986 (Volume 37) to date. Guests have access only to tables of contents and abstracts. Registered users of the Interscience site have access to the full text of these issues and to preprints. We are still working on restoring access for ASIS members as "registered users."
American Society for Information Science
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- Ariadne, Issue 21, September 1999.
The Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) in the UK makes this web based magazine available "in order to create awareness in the UK higher education LIS community of Internet developments which affect the profession, of the Electronic Libraries (eLib) Programme, and of the JISC's Information Systems and Services Committee's ('ISSC') products and services." Ariadne is published quarterly.
The September issue has four main articles:
- An Overview of Subject Gateway activities in Australia
by Debbie Campbell, Metadata Coordinator, National Library of Australia
- Z39.50 for All
by Paul Miller, Interoperability Focus, UKOLN
- 'Digitizing Wilfred'
by Philip Hunter, Information Office, UKOLN
- The scholarly journal in transition and the PubMed Central proposal
by Michael Day, Research Officer, UKOLN
Ariadne also offers several regular columns and links to important resources including back issues of the magazine from January 1996 to the present. See Ariadne at <http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/ >.
- First Monday, Volume 4, Number 10, October 4, 1999 is now available.
First Monday is a peer-reviewed, monthly journal on the Internet. Published since 1996, it is available open access (free of charge) to anyone with an Internet connection.
Articles for the October issue include:
- Hacking Memes
by Stephen Downes
- Third Voice: Vox Populi Vox Dei?
by Michael Margolis and David Resnick
- Open Source Software Development as a Special Type of Academic Research (Critique of Vulgar Raymondism)
by Nikolai Bezroukov
- Letter from Nevada: Desert Rituals
by Steve Cisler
First Monday is located at <http://firstmonday.org/ >.
Point to Point
- Version 27, Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography, by Charles W. Bailey, Jr., 1 October 1999.
Charles W. Bailey, Jr., Assistant Dean for Systems, University Libraries, University of Houston, has announced the availability of Version 27 of his periodical bibliography, which is selective and is focussed on scholarly electronic publishing efforts on the Internet and other networks. In the bibliography, he provides links to sources listed, where available. The bibliography is located at < http://info.lib.uh.edu/sepb/sepb.html > where it is available in HTML, PDF, and Word 97 formats.
- ARL Digital Initiatives Database.
The ARL Digital Initiatives Database is a Web-based registry for library digital initiatives. It is a collaboration between the University of Illinois at Chicago and Association of Research Libraries (ARL).
Libraries are encouraged to register information about all digital library projects both large and small in scope, and at any stage of progress from planning to completion.. The database was developed to provide a way for the library community to share information about their projects as well as lessons learned.
As of this date (October 1999), there are 113 project descriptions in the database. The records are accessible by either project name or host institution name. Records may be browsed or searched. An online submission form is provided for libraries to add project descriptions to the database, and also provided is a form by which previously submitted entries may be edited. Lastly, there are a dozen links to external resources about digital library projects and initiatives.
The ARL Digital Initiatives Database may be found at <http://www.arl.org/did/ >.
- DLM Forum'99, European Citizens and Electronic Information: The Memory of the Information Society, 18 - 19 October 1999, Brussels, Belgium. Please see the conference web site for more information at <http://www.dlmforum.eu.org/ >.
- Communities Centered around Knowledge: The Eleventh ACM Conference on Hypertext and Hypermedia, 30 May - 3 June 2000, San Antonio, Texas, USA. Call for participation. Deadline for proposals is 19 October 1999. Please see <http://www.ht00.org/ > for details.
- Digitisation of European Cultural Heritage: Products-Principles-Techniques, 21 -23 October 1999, Utrecht, The Netherlands. Please see the conference web site at <http://candl.let.uu.nl/events/dech/dech-main.htm > for further information.
- Citizens at the Crossroads: Whose Information Society? 21 - 24 October 1999, London, Ontario, Canada. Please see the conference web site at <http://www.fims.uwo.ca/citizens/ > for registration instructions as well as for full information about the conference.
- Connections '99: The Fifth Great Lakes Information Science Conference, 22 - 23 October 1999, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada. The Connections web site is located at <http://www.fis.utoronto.ca/people/dsa/connect.htm >.
- WebNet 99: World Conference on the WWW and the Internet, 24 - 30 October 1999, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. Please see the conference web site for details at <http://www.aace.org/conf/webnet/ >.
- CISI 2000: Digital Libraries and Cultural Diversity, 24 - 26 January 2000, Lyon, France. Call for papers. Deadline for papers extended to 25 October 1999. See below for more details.
- EDUCAUSE ’99: Celebrating New Beginnings, 26 - 29 October 1999, Long Beach, California, USA. Please see the EDUCAUSE '99 Conference web site for full details of the program and for instructions regarding how to register at <http://www.educause.edu/conference/e99/ >.
- Access for All: Integrating Cultural Heritage, Media and Technology, 27 - 30 October 1999, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Please see the conference web site at <http://www.mcn.edu/MCN99/ > for full information.
- Digital Library Research: A Call for Proposals, issued by the Library and Information Commission, United Kingdom. Deadline for proposals is 29 October 1999. See below for more details.
- Second Asian Digital Library Conference, 8 - 9 November 1999, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan. Registration deadline is 30 October 1999. An online registration form is at <http://www.lis.ntu.edu.tw/adl99/registrationform.htm >. There is no registration fee for this conference. For information about the program and other details please see the conference web site at <http://www.lis.ntu.edu.tw/adl99/ >.
- 10th ASIS SIG/CR Workshop, 31 October 1999, Washington, D.C., USA. Please see below for program information.
- ASIS 1999: Knowledge Creation, Organization and Use, 31 October - 4 November 1999, Washington, D.C., USA. Please see the conference web site for details and instructions on how to register: <http://www.asis.org/Conferences/AM99/ >.
- Digital Libraries 2000 (DL'00): The Fifth ACM Conference on Digital Libraries. Call for participation. The deadline for abstracts is November 1, 1999. Please see <http://www.dl00.org/call_for_participation.html > for complete submission instructions.
- Association of Moving Image Archivists 1999 Conference, 1 - 6 November 1999, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Please note: some of the events have limited enrollment and early registration is suggested. Please see <http://www.amianet.org/conf99/conftoc.html > for more information.
- ACM GIS'99: 7th ACM Symposium on Advances in Geographic Information Systems, 5 - 6 November 1999, Kansas City, Missouri, USA. For more information about this conference see below.
- 1999 LITA National Forum: Top Technology Trends, 5 - 7 November 1999, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA. See below for details about the forum.
- American Association of School Librarians Ninth National Conference and Exhibition: Unleash the Power, 10 - 14 November 1999, Birmingham, Alabama, USA. Please see the conference web site for details at <http://www.ala.org/aasl/birmingham/ >.
- Names, Numbers and Networks: Metadata, Intellectual Property and E-Commerce - the Way Ahead, 15 November 1999, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., USA. Attendance is limited to 120 participants, so it is advisable to register early. See below for more details.
- Powerful Learning, Powerful Partnerships: Educating the University Community in a Dynamic Information Environment, 11 - 12 November 1999, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, USA. Please see the symposium web site for details at <http://www.lib.uiowa.edu/symposium99/ >.
- China International Exhibition of Library & Modern Office Equipment and Technology: Library China '99, 11 - 14 November 1999, Beijing, China. Please see the web site for details at <http://www.expo-china.com/library99/qy-e.htm >.
- Going Digital Seminar: issues for managers or why digitise? 16 November 1999, Exeter Central Library, Exeter, United Kingdom. The maximum number of places available is 45 so please book early to avoid disappointment.. See <http://ahds.ac.uk/users/laswbprog.html > for details.
Calls for Participation
- CISI 2000: Digital Libraries and Cultural Diversity, 24 - 26 January 2000, Lyon, France. Call for papers. Deadline for papers is extended to 25 October 1999.
The CISI Conference will focus on the need to consider the diversity of cultures and the challenges, especially language, that diversity presents in digital library design. It will be followed by the DOC-FORUM and the Biennale de Savoir (Palais des Congres, in Lyon on 27 - 30 January 2000) which will provide a convenient opportunity for scholars and professionals working in the digital library field to attend all of the events and provide the opportunity to discuss these important cultural issues.
Papers submitted should address the following topic areas:
- Access to documents
- Multicultural and multilingual aspects of interfaces.
- From catalogs to texts: access to works and their numerous editions and translations.
- Document standards and formats.
- Digital libraries networking
- Tools and methods for catalog sharing.
- Strategies of library consortia: can the American model be applied in the countries of the Mediterranean basin?
- Use of digital documents
- The role and future of digital libraries.
- Priorities for the digitizing of collections: what kind of material should be digitized; to what purpose; and what kinds of reading strategies do they lead to?
- Who uses digital documents?
- Economic and legal aspects
- Digitizing costs.
- Payment of rights. Can a common system be envisaged?
- The respective roles of libraries and publishers.
- New services offered.
- Use of digital libraries by economic actors.
Papers should be sent via email in their final form to CISI@enssib.fr or Abdallah@enssib.fr. The conference organizers feel that papers cannot be selected on the basis of an abstract, so it is requested that no abstracts be sent. Papers should be sent as txt, rtf, or Word files. The languages of the conference will be French and English. The conference web site is in French, and is located at <http://www.enssib.fr/Enssib/f_actueng.htm >.
- Digital Library Research: A Call for Proposals, issued by the Library and Information Commission, United Kingdom. Deadline for proposals is 29 October 1999.
The following is an excerpt from the LIC Research web site regarding the call for proposals:
The Library and Information Commission was established in 1995 as a national focus of expertise in the field of library and information services. It advises government departments on co-ordination of their policies in this area, represents UK interests internationally, and aims to maximise benefits from available library and information resources by encouraging co-operation and co-ordination. The Commission is responsible for the development of a national research strategy for library and information services and for overseeing its implementation. To support this, the Commission provides funds for research activities.
This document is a call for proposals for research into digital libraries. This is the second, targeted, call announced in the Commission’s Research Plan 1999-2002, available on the World Wide Web at: http://www.lic.gov.uk/publications/policyreports/researchplan.html.
Especially encouraged are proposals that have a user focus, that will produce results of wide interest, or that take work already carried out and look at its wider application. (However, the Commission recently funded projects on Information Retrieval and does not wish to receive proposals specific to this area. In addition, the issue of professional skills required in the digital environment is being dealt with under another program.) The Commission would welcome proposals that consider legal and ethical issues including intellectual property rights; economics; or social, cultural, political and organizational impacts.
Proposals must be submitted by 12 noon on Friday, 29 October 1999. Any received after the deadline will not be considered.
For the full text of the call, including specific proposal submission instructions, please see the LIC web site at <http://www.lic.gov.uk/research/digital/digicall.html >.
- Museums and the Web 2000, 16 - 19 April 2000, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. Call for participation. Deadline for proposals is 15 November 1999.
Papers, workshop presenters, and hosts of online activities are sought for the Museums and the Web 2000 conference. Proposals are due no later than 15 November 1999 and must address web-related issues for museums, archives, libraries and other cultural heritage institutions.
Proposals will be peer-reviewed and speakers will be selected based on the quality of their proposals, their previous work and the recommendations of the Program Committee.
Topics of interest include:
- Applications of the Web by Museums
- Web Publication of Content Developed with/by/from Museums
- Use of Museum Web in Schools and Education
- Internal Management of a Web Presence
- Multi-Institutional Ventures
- Sales, Advertising and Editorial Control
- Contracting Out
- Database Publishing
- Multi-media and webcasting
- New standards and protocols
- Interface design and beyond
In addition, there will be an MW2000 Best of the Web contest which will open November 15, 1999. Nominations will be accepted between November 15, 1999 and February 15, 2000. An online form to be used for nominations is located at the MW2000 conference web site.
The Museums and the Web 2000 web site is located at <http://www.archimuse.com/mw2000/
- ECIS 2000 A Cyberspace Odyssey: Trends in Information and Communication Systems for the 21st Century, 3 - 5 July 2000, Vienna, Austria. Call for papers. The deadline for submissions is 15 November 1999.
The purposes of this conference are: 1) to review the most visible Information System / Information Technology (IS/IT) trends of the nineties, e.g., the rapid development of the Internet and the Word Wide Web and to assess their economic relevance; and 2) to make predictions for the future of those emerging IS/IT issues that are most likely to influence research for the next ten years.
Types of participation solicited include original research papers, practice-oriented papers, case studies, and panels. Submissions to ECIS 2000 must neither be published in a journal nor presented at another conference. Furthermore, they must not be currently under consideration for publication or presentation elsewhere.
The ECIS 2000 program has been organized into fifteen major tracks. Six are general tracks and nine are industry-oriented tracks. A doctoral consortium is also planned. All persons considering submitting their work to any of the tracks can contact the appropriate track chair prior to actual submission, particularly if any clarification or guidance is sought.
General tracks include:
- IS Challenges: Research Methodology, Teaching Methods and Practical Relevance
- IS Development: Methodologies and Tools
- Technology: Databases, Internet and Multimedia
- The Economics of IS
- Globalization and Culture
- IS Policy, Strategy, Innovation and the Management of Knowledge
Industry-oriented tracks include:
- The Media
- The Insurance Industry
- The Software Industry
- Public Administration
- Health Care
- Higher Education
Please see the ECIS 2000 web site for complete information at <http://ecis2000.wu-wien.ac.at/start.htm >.
- International Network Conference 2000, 3 - 6 July 2000, Plymouth, United Kingdom. Call for papers. Deadline for full papers is 30 November 1999.
This international conference seeks to bring together leading figures from academia and industry to present and discuss the latest advances in networking technologies from both research and commercial perspectives. The conference is co-sponsored by the The Institute of Electrical Engineers, the British Computer Society, Orange Personal Communications Services Limited, and the international journal Internet Research.
The Technical Programme will include presentations given by leading invited speakers, as well as presentations of selected, refereed papers. Suggested topics for papers include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Internet and WWW technologies and applications
- Network Design and Management
- Distributed technologies
- Security and Privacy
- Social, cultural and ethical issues
- Regulation and standardisation issues
- Multimedia integration
- Mobile technologies and applications
Papers are encouraged that address both technological and/or application level issues, as well as that illustrate the impact of networking in an information society context (e.g., commerce, communication, education, etc.).
The deadline for submission of full papers is 30 November 1999. Accepted papers will be published in the Conference Proceedings. In addition, selected papers will be considered for publication in the sponsoring journal, Internet Research. A reply form is located at the Conference web site which proposal authors should send as soon as possible -- but at the latest, upon submission of their papers. All papers should be sent to the Conference Secretariat. Electronic submissions can be made by emailing documents to email@example.com. The reply form mentioned above should also be completed by persons interested in attending the conference in order to receive further conference information.
Please see the International Network Conference 2000 web site for full information. The web site is located at <http://www.inc2000.see.plym.ac.uk/ >.
- Global 2000: The Information Age Challenges & Opportunities, 16 - 19 October 2000, Brighton, England. (Call for papers.) Working titles of proposals due 10 December 1999. (This Call for Papers was contributed by Douglas W. Newcomb, Special Libraries Association.)
You are invited to submit a paper addressing the Global 2000 theme of The Information Age: Challenges and Opportunities, specifically as they relate to corporate libraries, documentalists in specialized settings, subject-specific academic libraries, and other worldwide special libraries.
Some suggested broad topic areas include Information Commerce, Copyright, Networking, and Technology. A limited number of contributed papers will be accepted for presentation at Global 2000. Papers submissions are particularly encouraged from those living and working outside North America. The SLA International Relations Committee will judge the paper submissions.
Dates to Remember:
- 10 December 1999: Submit working title of proposed contributed paper to either Marydee Ojala (email: firstname.lastname@example.org) or Bruce Hubbard (email: email@example.com). If you wish, you may fax to +1-435-658-1169.
- 10 January 2000: Deadline for receipt of an abstract of the proposed contributed paper.
- 1 August 2000: Deadline for submission of the complete text of the accepted contributed paper.
Accepted papers will be presented in Brighton, UK, during the Contributed Papers Session. For complete submission details, please go to: <http://www.slaglobal2000.org > or <http://www.slaglobal2000.org/call%20for%20papers.html >.
- IEEE Advances in Digital Libraries 2000 (ADL'2000), 22 - 24 May 2000, Washington, D.C., USA. Call for papers. Deadline for submission 20 December 1999.
The field of digital library research and technology encompasses information creation, acquisition, access, processing, distribution, and evaluation. Major applications of digital library research and technology include education, science, commerce, medicine, and the arts.
The goal of this conference is to share and disseminate information about important current issues concerning digital library research and technology through the presentation of research papers, invited talks, workshops, and panels. Innovative technologies and prototypes will also be demonstrated.
Papers are solicited describing technical advances in all areas of digital library technology, including, but not limited to the areas of:
- Agent Technology
- Authoring and Scripting
- Collaborative Research
- Datamining Digital Library Testbed Systems
- Document Models
- Economic Issues and Billing Mechanisms
- Human-Computer Interaction
- Intellectual Property, Protection, Security and Privacy
- Knowledge Representation incl. Domain and User Models
- Knowledge Integration
- Searching, Browsing, Filtering and Personalization
- Semantic and Systems Interoperability
- Resource Discovery and Management
- Standards and Protocols
- Telecommunications and Networking
- Multimedia Libraries
- Sensor Data Stores and Libraries
- User Workspaces.
Preferred are reports on experiences and open problems with available running systems or technology for digital libraries. ADL 2000 will continue to provide a forum for discussing applications of Digital Library concepts and techniques in the areas of:
- Digital Earth,
- Digital Sky,
- Digital Law,
- Digital Art,
- Digital Music,
- Integrating Digital Technology into Traditional Libraries,
- Socio-Economic Impacts,
- Geospatial Information,
- Medical Applications,
- Social and Natural Sciences.
For more information, please see the Call for Papers at <http://lsdis.cs.uga.edu/ADL2000/ADL2000CFP.htm >.
- American Association for History and Computing Conference 2000, "History Tools for the 21st Century: The Future of the Past", 13 - 15 April 2000, Baylor University, Waco, Texas, USA. Call for participation. Deadline for proposals is 1 January 2000.
Proposals are sought from university and college instructors, K-12 teachers, librarians, publishers, editors, archivists, students, and all other history professionals. Panel and paper proposals on any topics relating to history in the electronic age are encouraged. Papers submitted will also be considered for publication in the Journal of Association for History and Computing and in a volume of essays selected from conference sessions.
Below is a sample of suggested topics clipped from the AAHC Conference 2000 web site; please see the full list of suggested topics at <http://aahc.sfasu.edu/Spring_2000/AAHC_themes.htm >.
- Electronic Publishing and Digital Libraries
- Historical Journals, Editing, & Book Reviews in the Electronic Age
- Digital Libraries & Museums
- Research, Writing, & Presentation Problems
- History & Lifelong Learning
- New Modes for New Categories of Learners
- Archival Methods Using Computers
- Electronic Web-Based History
- How Far is Distance Learning
- IT-Rich Classrooms
- Network-Based Learning Environments
- Using the World Wide Web as a Teaching Tool
- Using the Internet for Scholarly Communication
- Database, Bibliographic, and Statistical Software
- International Issues and Developments
Abstracts may be submitted online via a form located at <http://aahc.sfasu.edu:591/submissions/submission_new.htm >. General inquiries about the conference may be directed to Dennis A. Trinkle, Executive Director, AAHC, Dtrinkle@DePauw.edu or Ken Dvorak, Executive Secretary/Treasurer, American Culture Studies Program, firstname.lastname@example.org. The conference web site is located at <http://aahc.sfasu.edu/Spring_2000/index.htm >.
- DIMACS Workshop on the Management of Digital Intellectual Property, 17 - 18 April 2000, Rutgers, New Jersey, USA. Call for papers. Deadline for submission is 17 January 2000.
The Center for Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science (DIMACS) has issued a call for participation for a two-day workshop of technical talks and position statements on the design, development, and deployment of Intellectual Property management technology.
Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:
- Intellectual property protection
- Anti-piracy techniques
- Legal issues in the protection of digital rights
- New business models for managing digital rights
- Passive content protection, e.g., watermarking, tracing traitors
- Active content protection, e.g., software tamper resistance
- Hardware solutions to content protection
Companies that offer products and services related to the issues this workshop seeks to address are encouraged to participate and to submit papers.
There will be a limited number of stipends available to those participants who are unable to obtain other funding to attend the workshop. Requests for stipends should be sent to Joan Feigenbaum at email@example.com.
Please see the DIMACS web site for further information about this call for participation. The site is located at <http://dimacs.rutgers.edu/Workshops/Management2/participation.html >.
- Open Forum on Metadata Registries, 17 - 21 January 2000, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA. Call for participation. Registration is limited to 125 persons on a first come, first served basis. Participants may contribute documents, presentations and URLs for inclusion on the Open Forum website between September 1999 and January 21, 2000.
This is the fourth in a series of international conferences on this topic. Participants from private enterprise, government, academe and standards organizations will explore the capabilities, uses, content, development and operation of metadata registries, particularly those based on ISO/IEC 11179. Emphasis is on managing the content (semantics) of data that is shared within and between organizations or disseminated via the World Wide Web.
This Open Forum will highlight ongoing metadata registry efforts with "tracks" that describe metadata management activities in the fields of health care, environmental protection/cleanup, statistics & demographics (e.g., census and labor/economic statistics), transportation, aeronautics & space, geographic information, electronic commerce and emerging technologies (e.g., XML, common business objects and object query interfaces).
In addition to a focus on managing metadata about data elements and structures containing data elements (e.g., data models, data bases, EDI messages, queries, reports, regulations, standards, etc.), special attention will be given to managing basic semantics -- concepts and concept structures: controlled vocabularies, dictionaries, thesauri, ontologies and data element components such as value domains. Presentations will range from use of metadata registries for data standardization/data documentation to advanced uses including a demonstration of Intelligent Information Services -- an ontology-based agent system for accessing environmental data in systems dispersed between US and European organizations.
The Open Forum is organized by:
International Organization for Standardization / International Electrotechnical Commission (ISO/IEC)
- Joint Technical Committee 1 (JTC 1)
- Subcommittee 32 - Data Management and Interchange (SC 32)
- Working Group 2 - Metadata (WG 2)
For complete information about the Open Forum on Metadata Registries, please see: <http://www.nist.gov/openforum2000 >.
- Information Society Technologies (IST) Programme Calls of 1 October 1999, (Second call.) Deadlines vary according to which part of the Call for Proposals the submitted proposal addresses, with the first deadline being 17 January 2000.
This Call for Proposals (CfP) is for indirect RTD actions under the specific program for research, technological development and demonstration of a user-friendly information society", the IST Programme. The CfP and several associated documents may be downloaded in PDF and DOC formats from the web site at <http://www.cordis.lu/ist/calls/199902.htm >. Please see that site for more information.
- Intranet International 2000, 5 - 7 June 2000, The Hague, The Netherlands. Call for paper and workshop presenters, and exhibitors. Please contact conference organizers for deadlines.
This two day conference is one of a series designed to allow today’s forward-looking organizations "to reap the benefits of the dynamic advances in technologies associated with the internet."
Organizations can now migrate their knowledge management resources to their own, internal internets -- their intranets. Thus, organizations can enhance the organizational knowledge, communications and intelligence that directly impact efficiency and profitability. This conference will emphasize vital human factors and will look at information structuring issues.
Conference organizers are currently looking for:
- Persons interested in making presentations at the conference
- Persons wishing to present products or services
- Persons interested in offering pre-conference or post-conference workshops
For further information, please see the Intranet International 2000 web site at <http://www.infonortics.com/intranet/index.html >.
- 10th ASIS SIG/CR Workshop, Washington, D.C., USA.
Ms. Hanne Albrechtsen, Risoe National Laboratory, Denmark has announced the program for the 10th ASIS SIG/CR workshop. The workshop will be held in conjunction with the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Information Science, Washington, D.C. USA.
Scheduled speakers are:
- Elisabeth Davenport
Napier University Business School, Edinburgh
Implicit orders: documentary genres and organizational practice
- Judy Weedman
San Jose State University, Fullerton
Local practice and the growth of knowledge: decisions in subject access to digitized images
- Miguel E. Ruiz & Padmini Srinivasan
University of Iowa, Iowa City
Combining machine learning and hierarchical indexing structures for text categorization
- Terrence A. Brooks
University of Washington, Seattle
Relevance auras: macro patterns and micro scatter
- Hope Olson
University of Alberta, Edmonton
Cultural discourses of classification: indigenous alternatives to the tradition of Aristotle, Durkheim and Foucault
- Jack Andersen & Frank Sejer Christensen
Royal School of Library and Information Science, Copenhagen
Wittgenstein and indexing theory
- Victoria Francu
Central University Library, Bucharest
A universal classification system going through changes
- Elin Jacob & Uta Priess
Indiana University, Bloomington
Application of faceted classification structures in electronic knowledge resources.
You can register for the workshop at: <http://www.asis.org/Conferences/AM99/Registration/registration.html >.
If you are interested in participating or knowing more about the workshop, please feel free to contact the workshop chair Ms Hanne Albrechtsen at firstname.lastname@example.org, Centre for Human-Machine Interaction, Systems Analysis Department, Risoe National Laboratory. (Phone: +45 4677 5153. Fax: +45 4677 5199.)
- ACM GIS'99: 7th ACM Symposium on Advances in Geographic Information Systems, 5 - 6 November 1999, Kansas City, Missouri, USA.
Featuring paper presentations and interactive panel sessions, this symposium is aimed at researchers, users and practitioners carrying out research in novel systems based on geo-spatial data and knowledge. It takes place within the framework of the Eighth International Conference on Information and Knowledge (CIKM) so that participants may benefit from attending both.
A sampling of titles of papers that will be presented at GIS'99 includes the following:
- A Visual Language for Querying Spatio-Temporal Databases
- SPOT: Distance based join indices for spatial data
- PQL*: An extended Pictorial Query Language for querying Geographical Databases using Positional and OLAP operators
- Integrating Geographic Information Systems, Spatial Digital Libraries and Information Spaces for conducting Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief Operations in Urban Environments
- Multiple Representations in GIS: Materialization Through Map Generalization, Geometric and Spatial Analysis Operations
- Specifying Analysis Patterns for Geographic Databases on the Basis of a Conceptual Framework
The full GIS'99 program may be found at <http://www.dcc.unicamp.br/~cmbm/acmgis99/program.html >, and the registration is to be completed using the CIKM registration form located at <http://www.csee.umbc.edu/cikm/1999/reg-form.regular-attendee >.
Eighth International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM), 2 - 6 November 1999, Kansas City, Missouri, USA.
The Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM) provides an international forum for presentation and discussion of research on information and knowledge management, as well as recent advances on data and knowledge bases. An important part of the conference is the Workshops program which focuses on timely research challenges and initiatives.
Workshops scheduled for this conference include:
And there is a two-day symposium the ACM GIS'99: 7th ACM Symposium on Advances in Geographic Information Systems which takes place within the framework of the CIKM'99 Conference (See previous item in this column.)
- Data Warehousing and OLAP (DOLAP)
- New Paradigms in Information Visualization and Manipulation (NPIV'99)
- Web Information and Data Management
A very small sample of papers to be presented follows:
- Simple QSF-Trees: An Efficient and Scalable Spatial Access Method
Extracting Significant Time Varying Features from Text Semantic Caching via Query Matching for Web Sources Task-Oriented World Wide Web Retrieval by Document Type Classification Metadata and Data Structures for the Historical Newspaper Digital Libray Browsing Large Digital Library Collections Using Classification Hierarchies ZBroker: A Query Routing Broker for Z39.50 Databases
The full CIKM'99 conference program may be found at <http://www.csee.umbc.edu/cikm/1999/program.html >, and a registration form may be found at <http://www.csee.umbc.edu/cikm/1999/reg-form.regular-attendee >.
1999 LITA National Forum: Top Technology Trends, 5 - 7 November 1999, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA.
The LITA Forum features two full days of educational programming on 21st century technologies for decision makers and practitioners plus a great half day preconference on metadata. The forum builds on the top technology trends identified by LITA experts earlier this year at the LITA Midwinter Conference. (These seven top trends are listed and linked to additional information resources on the trend topics at <http://www.lita.org/committe/toptech/trendsmw99.htm >.)
A sample of the papers to be presented at the forum includes:
- Librarians At Large: Applying Traditional Skills in Non-traditional Places
Creating an Interactive Interface for the Delivery of Database Content: One Solution for Providing Access to Electronic Journals Customizable Portals for Library Users Digital Preservation: Moving Theory into Practice Locked Down: Securing Multi-purpose Public Access Computers in an Urban Library Setting Open Source Software and Libraries: Is a Revolution Brewing?
Please see the detailed program information at <http://www.lita.org/forum99/speakersprograms.htm >.
Online registration is available using the form at <http://www.lita.org/forum99/onlinereg.htm >. The home page for the LITA National Forum is located at <http://www.lita.org/forum99/index.htm >.
Names, Numbers and Networks: Metadata, Intellectual Property and E-Commerce - the Way Ahead, 15 November 1999, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., USA. Limited enrollment.
This is a one-day conference sponsored by the US Copyright Office and the US Patent and Trademark Office with financial support from Muze, Inc. It is a follow up to a July conference held in London, and it aims to communicate the work of indecs, an international initiative of rights owners creating metadata standards for e-commerce. (Indecs is supported by the European Commission info2000 program.)
Presentations will "focus on an intended launch of a permanent international consortium to oversee the development of content identifiers and associated metadata." The conference should be of interest to commercial organizations, libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural bodies which have to identify and manage intellectual property.
Organizers of the conference suggest that the following might wish to attend:
- Rights holders
- Rights managers
- Electronic publishers
- Internet broadcasters
- Digital library managers
- E-commerce specialists
- Internet business managers
- Technology developers
- Electronics manufacturers
- Standards consortia members
- National standards organisations
- Policy makers
- Information users.
Information about future Requests for Proposals to be issued by the consortium will be presented at the conference, and speakers are scheduled from different content and technology sectors. The schedule of speakers, an online registration form, and other detailed information about the conference are available at the conference web site, <http://www.indecs.org/news/washington.htm >.
IST 99, Information Society Technologies Conference 1999: Exploring the Information Society, 22 - 24 November 1999, Helsinki, Finland.
The IST 99 conference is aimed at business people, researchers, and politicians worldwide. The conference focuses on "the future of the information society in terms of technologies and applications, the legal and regulatory framework, visionary scenarios of how people will live in the future, emerging job opportunities, how business will be competitive, and how governments will serve citizens." The conference will also present information about future research and development in the European Union (EU) Information Society Technologies program.
In conjunction with the conference a large exhibition is planned, based on four main elements:
- Research & Development technology
- Special villages and pavilions
- International contributions
- Information stands
(Please see the conference web site for descriptions of the four elements.)
In addition to the Exhibition, there will be an Investment Forum to offer an opportunity for promising European Information Society Technology ventures to meet leading investors, advisors and industrialists.
The presentations on technologies, applications, policies and the exhibition build upon work supported by the European Commission, in particular by the Information Society Directorate General. The language used for parallel sessions of the conference will be English, with simultaneous interpretation in German, Spanish, Finnish, French and Italian for the plenary sessions.
Please see the conference web site at <http://www.ist99.fi/ > for full conference details and information regarding online registration.
Access 2000: Intellectual property vs the right to knowledge?, 8th International BOBCATSSS Symposium on Library and Information Science, 24 - 26 January 2000, Krakow, Poland.
Society has an increasing need to access information, and that need will only increase in the future. Librarians and information specialists face challenges as both the range and quantity of information continues to expand. The purpose of this conference is to raise awareness and encourage debate of the tension between intellectual property rights and the public's right to know. The conference will seek to answer the following questions:
- What is intellectual property?
- What is the right to knowledge?
- What is the role of the librarian and information specialist?
For more information about the ACCESS 2000 conference, please see <http://www.bobcatsss.com/frames.htm >.
The Electronic Library: strategy, policy and management issues, 13 - 18 February 2000, Loughborough, United Kingdom. This is a residential seminar and enrollment is limited to 50 delegates. Early registration is recommended.
The objective of this seminar is to highlight the many issues that must be addressed before developing a strategy for electronic library services, whether in academia or the public, private, or voluntary sectors. The issues that will be discussed involve all types of libraries, ranging from the small to the very large. The seminar should be of interest to all senior policy makers and managers working in libraries as well as others involved in providing information services and development.
Seminar directors are Professors Cliff McKnight, Charles Oppenheim and Ron Summers of the Department of Information and Library Studies at Loughborough University. Speakers will include publishers, subscription agents, booksellers and readers. Legal, technical, psychological, financial, personnel and managerial issues will be covered during the week-long event. Full details about the seminar may be found at the web site <http://www.britishcouncil.org/seminars/libraries/isef9032.htm >.
Pointers in this Column
"Y2K for Librarians: Exactly What You Need to Do", by William Doering, published in Computers in Libraries, Volume 19, Number 7, July/August 1999. http://www.infotoday.com/cilmag/jul/doering.htm 10th ASIS SIG/CR Workshop, 31 October 1999, Washington, D.C., USA. http://www.asis.org/Conferences/AM99/ 1999 LITA National Forum: Top Technology Trends, 5 - 7 November 1999, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA. http://www.lita.org/forum99/index.htm Access 2000: Intellectual property vs the right to knowledge? 8th International BOBCATSSS Symposium on Library and Information Science, 24 - 26 January 2000, Krakow, Poland. http://www.bobcatsss.com/ Access for All: Integrating Cultural Heritage, Media and Technology, 27 - 30 October 1999, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. http://www.mcn.edu/MCN99/ ACM GIS'99: 7th ACM Symposium on Advances in Geographic Information Systems, 5 - 6 November 1999, Kansas City, Missouri, USA. http://www.dcc.unicamp.br/~cmbm/acmgis99/ American Association for History and Computing Conference 2000, "History Tools for the 21st Century: The Future of the Past", 13 - 15 April 2000, Baylor University, Waco, Texas, USA. Call for participation. Deadline for proposals is 1 January 2000. http://aahc.sfasu.edu/ American Association of School Librarians Ninth National Conference and Exhibition: Unleash the Power, 10 - 14 November 1999, Birmingham, Alabama, USA. http://www.ala.org/aasl/birmingham/ Ariadne, Issue 21, September 1999. http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue21/ ARL Digital Initiatives Database http://www.arl.org/did/ Association of Moving Image Archivists 1999 Conference, 1 - 6 November 1999, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. http://www.amianet.org/conf99/conftoc.html China International Exhibition of Library & Modern Office Equipment and Technology: Library China '99, 11 - 14 November 1999, Beijing, China. http://www.expo-china.com/library99/qy-e.htm CISI 2000: Digital Libraries and Cultural Diversity, 24 - 26 January 2000, Lyon, France. Call for papers. Deadline for papers extended to 25 October 1999. http://www.enssib.fr/Enssib/f_actueng.htm Citizens at the Crossroads: Whose Information Society? 21 - 24 October 1999, London, Ontario, Canada. http://www.fims.uwo.ca/citizens/ Communities Centered around Knowledge: The Eleventh ACM Conference on Hypertext and Hypermedia, 30 May - 3 June 2000, San Antonio, Texas, USA. Call for participation. Deadline for proposals is 19 October 1999. http://www.ht00.org/ Connections '99: The Fifth Great Lakes Information Science Conference, 22 - 23 October 1999, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada. http://www.fis.utoronto.ca/people/dsa/connect.htm Content-based Image Retrieval: A report to the JISC Technology Applications Programme http://www.unn.ac.uk/iidr/CBIR/cbir.html Cultural Heritage Informatics 1999: Proceedings from ichim99, edited by David Bearman and Jennifer Trant, published by Archives and Museum Informatics, 250 pp. http://www.archimuse.com/publishing/new.html Digital Libraries 2000 (DL'00): The Fifth ACM Conference on Digital Libraries. Call for participation. The deadline for abstracts is November 1, 1999. http://www.dl00.org/call_for_participation.html Digital Library Research: A Call for Proposals, issued by the Library and Information Commission, United Kingdom. Deadline for proposals is 29 October 1999. http://www.lic.gov.uk/research/digital/digicall.html Digitisation of European Cultural Heritage: Products-Principles-Techniques, 21 -23 October 1999, Utrecht, The Netherlands. http://candl.let.uu.nl/events/dech/dech-main.htm DIMACS Workshop on the Management of Digital Intellectual Property, 17 - 18 April 2000, Rutgers, New Jersey, USA. Call for papers. Deadline for submission is 17 January 2000. http://dimacs.rutgers.edu/Workshops/Management2/participation.html DLM Forum'99, European Citizens and Electronic Information: The Memory of the Information Society, 18 - 19 October 1999, Brussels, Belgium. http://www.dlmforum.eu.org/ ECIS 2000 A Cyberspace Odyssey: Trends in Information and Communication Systems for the 21st Century, 3 - 5 July 2000, Vienna, Austria. Call for papers. The deadline for submissions is 15 November 1999. http://ecis2000.wu-wien.ac.at/ EDUCAUSE 99: Celebrating New Beginnings, 26 - 29 October 1999, Long Beach, California, USA. http://www.educause.edu/conference/e99/ Eighth International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM), 2 - 6 November 1999, Kansas City, Missouri, USA. http://www.csee.umbc.edu/cikm/1999/ First Monday, Volume 4, Number 10, October 4, 1999. http://firstmonday.org/issues/issue4_10/index.html Global 2000: The Information Age Challenges & Opportunities, 16 - 19 October 2000, Brighton, England. (Call for papers.) Working titles of proposals due 10 December 1999. http://www.slaglobal2000.org/call%20for%20papers.html Going Digital Seminar: issues for managers or why digitise? 16 November 1999, Exeter Central Library, Exeter, United Kingdom. http://ahds.ac.uk/users/laswbprog.html IEEE Advances in Digital Libraries 2000 (ADL'2000), 22 - 24 May 2000, Washington, D.C., USA. Call for papers. Deadline for submission 20 December 1999. http://lsdis.cs.uga.edu/ADL2000/ADL2000CFP.htm Information Society Technologies (IST) Programme Calls of 1 October 1999, (Second call.) Deadlines vary according to which part of the Call for Proposals the submitted proposal addresses, with the first deadline being 17 January 2000. http://www.cordis.lu/ist/calls/199902.htm Innovative Use of Information Technology by Colleges. http://www.clir.org/pubs/reports/pub85/pub85.pdf International Network Conference 2000, 3 - 6 July 2000, Plymouth, United Kingdom. Call for papers. Deadline for full papers is 30 November 1999. http://www.inc2000.see.plym.ac.uk/ Intranet International 2000, 5 - 7 June 2000, The Hague, The Netherlands. Call for paper and workshop presenters, and exhibitors. http://www.infonortics.com/intranet/index.html IST 99, Information Society Technologies Conference 1999: Exploring the Information Society, 22 - 24 November 1999, Helsinki, Finland. http://www.ist99.fi/ Journal of the American Society for Information Science (JASIS), Volume 50, Number 13. http://www.asis.org/ Museums and the Web 2000, 16 - 19 April 2000, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. Call for participation. Deadline for proposals is 15 November 1999. http://www.archimuse.com/mw2000/ Names, Numbers and Networks: Metadata, Intellectual Property and E-Commerce - the Way Ahead, 15 November 1999, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., USA. http://www.indecs.org/news/washington.htm Open Forum on Metadata Registries, 17 - 21 January 2000, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA. Call for participation. http://www.nist.gov/openforum2000 PKI and Security for Higher Education http://www.educause.edu/netatedu/contents/groups/pkiwhtpaper_990923.pdf Powerful Learning, Powerful Partnerships: Educating the University Community in a Dynamic Information Environment, 11 - 12 November 1999, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, USA. http://www.lib.uiowa.edu/symposium99/ Second Asian Digital Library Conference, 8 - 9 November 1999, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan. Registration deadline is 30 October 1999. http://www.lis.ntu.edu.tw/adl99/ The Electronic Library: strategy, policy and management issues, 13 - 18 February 2000, Loughborough, United Kingdom. This is a residential seminar and enrollment is limited to 50 delegates. Early registration is recommended. http://www.britishcouncil.org/seminars/libraries/isef9032.htm The Response to "Building Earth's Largest Library" by Steve Coffman, in Searcher, Volume 7, Number 7, July/August 1999. http://www.infotoday.com/searcher/jul/searcher.htm Version 27, Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography, by Charles W. Bailey, Jr., 1 October 1999. http://info.lib.uh.edu/sepb/sepb.html WebNet 99: World Conference on the WWW and the Internet, 24 - 30 October 1999, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. http://www.aace.org/conf/webnet/
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