LC21: A Digital Strategy for the Library of Congress, Committee on an Information Technology Strategy for the Library of Congress, Computer Science and Telecommunications Board, Commission on Physical Sciences, Mathematics and Applications, National Research Council. ISBN 0-309-07144-5. Copyright 2000, the National Academy Press, Washington D.C., 2000. Price $37.00 (Web Discount Price $29.60.)
The Library of Congress commissioned this study which assesses the Library's digital library programs and provides recommendations for collecting and preserving digital resources. In addition to the Executive Summary, an "Afterword" section, bibliography and appendices, the report includes eight chapters entitled:
The report is available in full text online at the following location: <http://www.nap.edu/books/0309071445/html/>. Print copies may be ordered from the National Academy Press. Please see <http://www.nap.edu/catalog/9940.html> for ordering information.
Guides to Quality in Visual Resource Imaging, issued by the Digital Library Federation (DLF) and Research Libraries Group (RLG), and published by the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR), 2000.
In 1998, DLF and RLG began a project to review the state of the art in digital imaging of visual resources. An editorial board of experts in the field was assembled to outline a set of needed guides. Based on the advice of these experts, DLF commissioned board-recommended authors to write the following five web-based guides:
Each guide is a module that can be used by itself. However, RLG's Nancy Elkington says, "...as a set, the guides provide comprehensive advice on how to find what an imaging team needs to accomplish stated goals with the available technology. The Guides also help to clarify the consequences of trade-offs that all managers must make to stay within organizations' means."
The Guides to Quality in Visual Resource Imaging may be found at <http://www.rlg.org/visguides/>.
The Digital Library Toolkit, by Dr. Peter Noerr, Second Edition, March 2000, published by Sun Microsystems.
In 1998, Sun Microsystems sponsored the publication of a digital library toolkit to address issues that face organizations that are trying to develop, manage, and distribute digital content. This second edition of The Digital Library Toolkit is an update and expansion of the original 1998 edition. The second edition is available in PDF format on the web, and Toolkit may also be requested in print format via an online form located at the Sun Microsystems web site.
The Toolkit is organized in three sections:
Complete information about the The Digital Library Toolkit, including the PDF version, may be found at <http://www.sun.com/products-n-solutions/edu/libraries/digitaltoolkit.html>.
Handbook for Digital Projects: A Management Tool for Preservation and Access, ISBN: 0-9634685-4-5, Northeast Document Conservation Center, $38.00.
Northeast Document Conservation Center
Andover, Massachusetts, USA
NEDCC Announces Handbook for Digital Projects: A Management Tool for Preservation and Access
While the impact of digital technology on the preservation community is undeniable, the appropriate use of digital technology for preservation remains an open question.
Learn how the experts are answering this pressing question when you read the Northeast Document Conservation Center's latest publication: Handbook for Digital Projects: A Management Tool for Preservation and Access. For the past five years, the Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC) has explored the complex issues surrounding digital preservation through its successful School for Scanning conferences. This book will make up-to- date information on these issues available to a broad audience.
An easy-to-use primer, Handbook for Digital Projects is focused on meeting the information needs of libraries, museums, archives, and other collections holding institutions. It is intended to serve as a resource and response to the questions, conflicts, and unique preservation challenges produced by ever-evolving technologies. A compilation of experts' experiences and advice, the Handbook covers in detail such topics as:
Many past and present School for Scanning faculty members have contributed to the publication, including: Howard Besser, University of California at Los Angeles; Paul Conway, Yale University Library; Stephen Chapman, Harvard University Library; Diane Vogt-O'Connor, National Park Service; Melissa Smith Levine, National Digital Library Project, Library of Congress; Stephen Puglia, National Archives and Records Administration; Franziska Frey, Image Permanence Institute; and, Janet Gertz, Columbia University Libraries. Other authors include: Eileen Gifford Fenton, University of Michigan; Steven Smith, AMIGOS; and Charles Rhyne, Reed College.
The Handbook for Digital Projects: A Management Tool for Preservation and Access was funded in part by the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS). NEDCC also receives ongoing support from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Massachusetts Cultural Council. The book will be available from NEDCC later this summer. The cost of the text is $38.00. Ordering information is available at <http://www.nedcc.org>. Questions can be directed to Juanita Singh at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
NEDCC is a nonprofit, regional conservation center that specializes in the preservation of paper-based materials for archives, museums, historical organizations, libraries, and other collection-holding institutions. For more information about NEDCC, visit the NEDCC Website <http://www.nedcc.org>.
Guide to Good Practice Creating Digital Performance Resources, edited by Barry Smith, with contributions by Mark Batty, Alan Beck, Christie Carson, Steve Dixon, David Hughes, Sophia Lycouris, Barry Russell and Barry Smith, and published by the Performing Arts Data Service (PADS).
This guide is one of a series from the Arts and Humanities Data Service (AHDS), Guides to Good Practice. In his "Introduction" to the Guide, Barry Smith states, "This Guide is noticeably different from its predecessors in the series: for a start it is largely anecdotal. Less than a manual of 'how to do it' it is primarily intended as encouraging you to use 'it' in the first place, whatever 'it' may be."
The information presented in the Guide is organized in four sections:
The Guide is located at <http://www.pads.ahds.ac.uk/padsGGPPerformance>. Please note that the Guide to Good Practice Digital Performance Resources is being made available for personal research and educational use only. Please see the copyright and usage restriction statements accompanying the Guide.
Journal of the American Society for Information Science (JASIS), Volume 51, Number 11.
To see the Table of Contents, please click here.
The ASIS home page <http://www.asis.org/Publications/JASIS/tocs.html> 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 and ASIS members who have selected electronic access have access to the full text of these issues and to preprints.
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Successes and Failures of Digital Libraries: Clinic on Library Applications of Data Processing Proceedings, edited by Michael Twidale and Susan Harum, The Publications Office, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, ISBN 0-87845-107-2, $30.00 plus shipping.
The Proceedings from the 1998 clinic "Successes and Failures of Digital Libraries" presents discussions of issues related "to digital libraries and their transition from theory and research development to actual useful and beneficial systems. Unlike other publications on this topic, the Proceedings includes discussions not only of the successes but also acknowledges the trials and failures that led up to the implementation of useful and user-friendly digital libraries." The table of contents for the Proceedings may be found at <http://www.lis.uiuc.edu/puboff/catalog/dpc/dpc1998_toc.html>. Ordering information, as well as information about related publications, may be found at <http://www.lis.uiuc.edu/puboff/>.
Adaptive Technology for the Internet: Making Electronic Resources Accessible to All, by Barbara T. Mates, ISBN 0-8389-0752-0, Copyright 2000 the American Library Association, available full text in HTML or in print for $36.00 Paperback (ALA Members $32.40).
ALA Editions, the publishing imprint of the American Library Association, is making available, free of charge, the full text of this book by Barbara Mates. The subject of the book is making electronic resources accessible to all users. The ALA Editions site is located at <http://www.ala.org/editions/openstacks>. The table of contents for Adaptive Technology for the Internet: Making Electronic Resources Accessible to All may be seen at <http://www.ala.org/editions/openstacks/insidethecovers/mates/mates_toc.html>.
Proceedings of VALA 2000: Books and Bytes: Technologies for the Hybrid Library , published online by the Victorian Association for Library Automation (VALA), 2000.
In February 2000, the Victorian Association for Library Automation (VALA) held its annual conference with the theme "Books and Bytes: Technologies for the Hybrid Library." The conference was held at the Melbourne Convention Centre in Melbourne, Australia. Now the papers from the conference are available in full text and open access in PDF format. Session topics included: Hybrid Libraries; Technology; Electronic Publishing; Document Delivery; Technology Management; Multimedia; Interoperability; Archiving; Metadata; Accessibility; and Future Directions. Keynote speakers were Chris Rushbridge, Peter Noerr, Gail McMillan, Geoffrey Nunberg, and Cathy Marshall. Stuart Weibel was a panel speaker.
The VALA 2000 conference papers may be found at <http://www.vala.org.au/vala2000/2000pprs/prog2000.htm>.
Guide to Digital Resources for the Humanities, CTI Centre for Textual Studies, available in print format from Oxford University Computing Services for 23 English pounds.
In February 2000, the Computers in Teaching Initiative (CTI) Centre for Textual Studies published its latest version of the Guide to Digital Resources for the Humanities. It lists over 360 electronic resources that support teaching and research in the classics, language and linguistics, literature, media and film, philosophy, religion and theology. Also included are essays on how electronic resources can support academics in their work.
It is expected that a complete online version will become available in the autumn of 2000; the online version is expanding as chapters are added to the web site. However, the complete print version is available and may be ordered now. More information -- including the Guide's table of contents and ordering instructions -- may be found at <http://info.ox.ac.uk/ctitext/resguide2000/contents.shtml>.
Electronic Collections - local, regional, national: A workshop run by JISC Assist and the JISC's Content Working Group, Final Report, 27 January 2000, Joint Information Systems Committee.
This workshop provided an opportunity for senior managers in the higher education sector to discuss strategic issues involved with the Distributed National Electronic Resource (DNER).
The workshop report is may be found at <http://www.jisc.ac.uk/pub00/e-colls/final_rep.html>.
Introduction to Metadata: Version 2.0, edited by Murtha Baca, Getty Standards Program, Getty Research Institute, 2000.
A revised version of the 1998 book "Introduction to Metadata: Pathways to Digital Information" is now available on the World Wide Web at <http://www.getty.edu/gri/standard/intrometadata/> from the Getty Standards Program. This online version contains articles on metadata by Anne Gilliland-Swetland,Tony Gill, and Mary Woodley. Other features of the book are a glossary and an acronyms list with selected URLs to listed organizations and resources. All sections of the Introduction to Metadata are available as PDF files for easy printing.
JISC CEI Content Working Group Statement of Licensing Principles, JISC Committee on Electronic Information, Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) August 2000.
This document (which guides JISC and its negotiation agents in setting up licensing agreements for the UK further education and higher education communities) might be of interest to publishers and suppliers, collections managers, and individuals and organizations involved in the commercial licensing of electronic information.
Although this Statement of Licensing Principles was written for a specific audience, viewing the headings within the Statement indicates that the document might be useful to those outside the community for which the Statement was authored. These headings include:
The JISC CEI Content Working Group Statement of Licensing Principles may be found at <http://www.jisc.ac.uk/pub00/licensing.html>.
Logging in with William Arms, an interview of William Arms by Florence Olsen published in The Chronicle of Higher Education, Friday, August 18, 2000.
The Chronicle of Higher Education, online edition, recently has published an interview with D-Lib Magazine's Editor in Chief, William Y. Arms. The title of the interview is "'Open Access' is the Wave of the Future, Scholar Says" and in it, Dr. Arms gives his views on electronic publishing and open access to information, topics of which have been covered in several D-Lib articles and editorials. The interview is available in full text to Chronicle subscribers and non-subscribers alike at <http://chronicle.com/free/2000/08/2000081801t.htm>.
Point to Point
Version 32, Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography, by Charles W. Bailey, Jr., August 1, 2000.
Charles W. Bailey, Jr., Assistant Dean for Systems, University Libraries, University of Houston, has announced the availability of Version 32 of his periodical bibliography. The selective bibliography presents over 1,190 articles, books, electronic documents, and other sources and is focussed on scholarly electronic publishing efforts on the Internet and other networks. In the bibliography, Bailey provides links to sources listed, where available. The bibliography is located at < http://info.lib.uh.edu/sepb/sepb.html >. It is available in HTML, PDF, and Word 97 formats.
Documents in Information Science, a database of articles managed by JoséManuel Barrueco Cruz, Thomas Krichel, and Natividad Noverges.
DoIS (Documents in Information Science) is a database of articles and conference proceedings published in electronic format and made available via open access. Currently, there are approximately 1000 articles indexed with links to downloadable copies. The database is based on the RePEc open library model. It is the result of volunteer efforts, and the creators welcome comments and contributions. As of September 9, 2000, publications that are indexed in DoIS include:
The DoIS database web site is located at <http://dois.mimas.ac.uk>.
MagPortal, a magazine article search engine and directory web site produced by Hot Neuron LLC.
MagPortal.com is a free web site that provides a full-text search engine and categorization for online magazine articles. Magazines indexed are from many different publishers across a broad range of subjects, with new articles normally added to the index within one business day of their publisher putting them on the web. Over 200 categories can be browsed to find the most recent magazine articles and news feeds in a particular area of interest. Every article listing has a brief summary and a link directly to the article on the publisher's site, and all articles listed on the MagPortal site are available free online.
One of the MagPortal categories which might be of special interest to librarians covers search engines, research tools and libraries: <http://MagPortal.com/c/edu/research/>. The home page for MagPortal is located at <http://MagPortal.com/>.
Collection Management and Scholarly Electronic Publishing Resource, Chris Armstrong, Centre for Information Quality Management (CIQM). Web site Copyright: Information Automation Ltd.
In 1997 - 1998 an e-Lib Supporting Study research project resulted in the April 1998 publication of a report entitled "The Publishing of Electronic Scholarly Monographs and Textbooks" by Ray Lonsdale and C.J. Armstrong. Section 10 of the report presented an extensive bibliography of resources on the subject of electronic publication of monographs (as opposed to electronic scholarly journals). The Collection Management and Scholarly Electronic Publishing Resource bibliography web site continues to build on the earlier report's bibliography and has been organized into two areas: Collection Management; and Scholarly Electronic Publishing. The Scholarly Electronic Publishing area is further subdivided into the following sections:
The bibliography is continuously updated, and new resources are highlighted. Links are provided whenever possible to the cited resources.
The Collection Management and Scholarly Electronic Publishing Resource home page is located at: <http://www.i-a-l.co.uk/CM_Bibl.htm>.
Subject Index to Literature on Electronic Sources of Information, August 1, 2000 edition, by Marian Dworaczek, Head, Acquisitions Department, and Head, Technical Services Division, University of Saskatchewan Libraries.
The Introduction to this resource describes it as follows:
"The Subject Index to Literature on Electronic Sources of Information" and the accompanying "Electronic Sources of Information: A Bibliography" deal with all aspects of electronic publishing and include print and non-print materials, periodical articles, monographs and individual chapters in collected works. Over 1,283 items were identified and indexed in great detail for this project. Thousands of URLs (Uniform Resource Locators) were added to various entries. Both the Index and the Bibliography are continuously updated."
"The Subject Index to Literature on Electronic Sources of Information" is located at <http://library.usask.ca/~dworacze/SUB_INT.HTM">.
"Building an e-Learning Program", a two-day seminar presented by the Center for Academic Transformation e-Learning Executive Seminar Series, 18 - 19 September 2000, Charleston, South Carolina, USA; and October 30 - 31, 2000, Tucson, Arizona, USA. For details, please see the seminar web site at <http://www.eduprise.com>.
OCLC Institute Seminars Registration deadlines: for "Knowledge Access Management", 9 - 11 October 2000, Dublin, Ohio, USA, the registration deadline is 18 September 2000; for "Using Metadata for Knowledge Management", 11 - 13 October 2000, Dublin, Ohio, USA, the registration deadline is 20 September 2000; for "Technology Planning in a Time of Rapid Change", 12 - 13 October 2000, Brookfield, Wisconsin, USA, the registration deadline is 21 September 2000. Please see the OCLC Institute web site for more information about these and other upcoming seminars: <http://www.oclc.org/institute/courses/courses.htm>.
Third International Conference on Virtual Communities, 19 - 20 September 2000, London, United Kingdom. Please see <http://www.infonortics.com/vc/index.html> for more information.
PURCEL Project Workshops, three one-day workshops scheduled between 20 September and 10 October 2000. For details about the workshops, please visit the PURCEL web site: <http://www.library.sunderland.ac.uk/jisc/>.
Telecommunications Policy Research Conference 2000: The 28th Research Conference on Communication, Information and Internet Policy, 23 - 25 September 2000, Alexandria, Virginia, USA. More information can be found at <http://www.tprc.org/>.
Open Meeting of the Bath Profile, 24 - 25 September 2000, St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada. The Z39.50 Profile known as the Bath Profile is a mechanism for searching across different existing Profiles and systems. This meeting of the Bath Profile group will take place following the Access Y2K conference. Please see <http://scamper.library.mun.ca/accessy2k/bath.html> for information regarding the meeting and for registration details.
E-Book 2000, 25 - 27 September 2000, Washington, D.C., USA. Please see the NIST web site for more information: <http://www.itl.nist.gov/div895/ebook2000/info.html>.
Digital Libraries: Advanced Methods and Technologies, Electronic Collections: The Second All-Russia Conference, 26 - 28 September 2000, Protvino, Russia. Please see the conference web site for more information: <http://www.protvino.ru/dl2000/>.
KnowRight 2000: Information Property, Intellectual Property, and New Technology, 26 - 29 September 2000, Vienna, Austria. Please see the conference web site at <http://www.ocg.at/KR-IE2000.html> for details.
First DELOS Network of Excellence Workshop on Information Seeking, Searching and Querying in Digital Libraries, 11 - 12 December 2000, Zurich, Switzerland. Call for papers. The deadline for submission is 29 September 2000. Please see the Call for Papers at the DELOS web site for complete information: <http://www.lib.uoa.gr/delos/planned.html>.
12th International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management, 2 - 6 October 2000, Juan-les Pins, French Riviera, France. Please see the EKAW web site for details: <http://www.inria.fr/acacia/ekaw2000>.
8th International Dublin Core Metadata Initiative Workshop (DC-8), 4 - 6 October 2000, Ottawa, Canada. Information regarding the program and registration may be found at <http://www.ifla.org/udt/dc8/>.
EDUCAUSE 2000 Conference: Converging/Emerging in the 21st Century - Coming Together in Nashville to Think IT Through, 10 - 13 October 2000, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. For more information, see <http://www.educause.edu/conference/annual.html>.
The VRD 2nd Annual Digital Reference Conference: The Facets of Digital Reference, 16 - 17 October 2000, Seattle, Washington, USA. Please see the VRD 2000 conference web site for details: <http://www.vrd.org/conferences/VRD2000>.
New Zealand Law Librarians Group, Inc. Conference: Just Enrichment, 18 - 20 October 2000, Christchurch, New Zealand. For details, see <http://www.knowledge-basket.co.nz/nzllg/confer.html>.
International Symposium on Music Information Retrieval: MUSIC IR 2000, 23 - 25 October 2000, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA. Please visit the MUSIC IR web site for more information: <http://ciir.cs.umass.edu/music2000/main.html>.
ALIA 2000: Capitalising on Knowledge - The Information Professional in the 21st Century, 23 - 27 October 2000, Canberra, Australia. Please see <http://www.alia.org.au/conferences/alia2000/> for complete conference information.
Calls for Participation
EUNIS 2001: 7th International Congress of European University Information Systems, 26 - 30 March 2001, Berlin, Germany. Call for papers. The deadline for abstracts is 31 October 2000.
The themes of EUNIS 2001 are "The Changing Universities - The Role of Technology. The Congress seeks to "bring together university leaders in higher education information technology, heads of libraries and media centers from hundreds of European universities and other organizations to explore new directions in research, teaching and administration."
Papers are sought on the following topics:
More detailed information about the above topics may be found at the EUNIS web site: <http://www.eunis.org/>.
ICHIM 2001 3 - 7 September 2001, Milan, Italy. Call for papers. The deadline for submission is 30 November 2000.
Paper proposals are invited for the Sixth International Cultural Heritage Informatics Meeting (ICHIM). Proposals are subject to peer review, and selected speakers will be notified by December 31, 2000.
Topics of interest include:
For more information about submission of proposals, please see <http://www.archimuse.com/ichim2001/ichim2001.call.html>.
3rd ENCOMPASS2000 Workshop: e-Content Management Usability Mining and Mass Personalisation, 15 December 2000, Portsmouth University, United Kingdom. Call for papers. The deadline for submission is 4 December 2000.
A call for papers for the 3rd ENCOMPASS Workshop has been issued by Atta Badii, University of Northampton, United Kingdom. Below is an excerpt from the call for papers. Please contact Atta Badii for more information.
"Participation is invited as an author and/or delegate from research or user organisations. Case Studies and Critical Appraisal sessions to be presented by e-Content Architects will run in parallel with Research Presentations. Work-in-progress papers or long papers can be submitted as candidates for presentation."
"All accepted papers will appear in the ENCOMPASS2000 Proceedings. Additionally selected papers may be recommended for further development and inclusion in the future issues of the new ENCOMPASS Journal: an International Journal of e-Content Management, Usability Mining & Mass- Personalisation edited by the ENCOMPASS Thematic Research Network Group."
Submission and enquiries by e-mail to ENCOMPASS Series Editor and Co-ordinator: Atta Badii via email to <Atta.Badii@Northampton.ac.uk>.
International Digital Libraries Collaborative Research Second Years' Competition. Call for proposals. Letters of intent are due 15 December 2000 and full proposals are due 15 January 2001.
Below is the Introduction from the National Science Foundation (NSF) Program Announcement. Please see the program announcement page for the full announcement.
This activity is supported by the Division of Information and Intelligent Systems of the Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering, and the Division of International Programs of the Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences. It builds on and extends prior Foundation efforts in digital libraries research.
International digital libraries research is intended to contribute to the fundamental knowledge required to create information systems that can operate in multiple languages, formats, media, and social and organizational contexts. To achieve this, collaborative creation of new research understandings, tools and ideas exploiting the different opportunities offered by materials and technologies in use in different countries is strongly encouraged. Research supported under this program is expected to:
* identify a collection of information which is not accessible or usable because of technical barriers, distance, size, system fragmentation or other limits;
* using this as a testbed, create the understanding and new technology to make it possible for such information to be found, delivered to and/or exploited by a distributed set of users; and
* evaluate the effect of this new technology and its international benefits.
The program's goal is to enable users to easily access digital collections, regardless of location, language or formats, and enable broad use in research, education, commerce and other purposes. Such a global information environment requires research on:
* interoperable technologies for advanced retrieval of many kinds of information, including ways of adapting to different formats or organizations of databases;
* technology for intellectual property protection in a global marketplace the development of linked, compatible databases with inherently regional information, such as databases of geographic, botanic, agricultural, demographic or economic data; and
* methods and standards for ensuring long-term interoperability among distributed and separately administered databases; worldwide data mining and self-organizing databases; collective work on preserving and organizing domain-specific content.
While there are now uncoordinated efforts in many countries, cooperative research can help avoid duplication of effort, prevent the development of fragmented digital systems, and encourage productive interchange of scientific knowledge and scholarly data around the world.
This NSF effort will fund the US portion of collaborative digital library long-term, sustainable relationships between US and non-US researchers and research organizations. Cooperating groups in supported projects are expected to be balanced in terms of level of effort and expertise, and demonstrate the benefits obtainable from complementary and synergistic international research. The research strengths of researchers in different countries should be combined to facilitate work on complex multi-faceted problems relating to the access and use of international distributed and multilingual resources.
The full NSF Program Announcement is located at <http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/1999/nsf996/nsf996.htm>.
SIGIR 2001: The 24th Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval, 7 - 12 September 2001, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. Call for papers. The deadline for proposals is 29 January 2001.
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. All contributions must be submitted electronically.
Contributions are welcome on topics related to any aspect of IR, but the major areas of interest are listed below:
Please see the SIGIR 2001 Web site for complete information regarding the Call for Papers: <http://www.sigir2001.org/>.
Library Research Seminar, 2 - 3 November 2001, University of Maryland, Maryland, USA. Call for papers. The deadline for submission of proposals for advisory clinics, juried papers, panel presentations, and round table discussions is 1 February 2001.
The Library Research Seminar II Planning Committee invites and encourages scholars, practicing professionals, and doctoral students to attend this second international dialogue on LIS research.
The goals of the seminar are:
For more information about this Call for Papers, please see: <http://www.dpo.uab.edu/~folive/LRSII/conference.htm>.
WebNet 2000: World Conference on the WWW and Internet, 30 October - 4 November 2000, San Antonio, Texas, USA.
WebNet 2000 is organized by the Association for the Advancement in Computing in Education and co-sponsored by WebNet Journal. It is an annual, multidisciplinary conference for the exchange of information on research, development and applications of all topics related to the Web. The main topics that will be covered in this year's conference include:
A number of pre-conference tutorials and workshops, as well as a pre-conference mini-course, are available for those who may be interested. Please see the WebNet 2000 conference web site for complete information: <http://www.aace.org/conf/webnet/default.htm>.
ACM Multimedia 2000, 30 October - 4 November 2000, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The eighth ACM Multimedia Conference will present and explore technological and artistic advancements in multimedia. Technical issues, theory and practice, artistic and consumer innovations will bring together researchers, artists, developers, educators, performers, and practitioners of multimedia.
Monday and Tuesday, are devoted to a number of tutorials, and the general conference session begins on Wednesday, November 1, with a keynote address "The Computer Revolution Hasn't happened Yet" by Alan C. Kay, a Disney Fellow and Vice President of Research and Development, The Walt Disney Company. A program overview with links to full descriptions of the tutorials, keynote abstracts, and lists of speakers and titles of their talks, may be found at the Multimedia 2000 web site. Please see <http://www.acm.org/sigs/sigmm/MM2000/> for complete information.
ALN 2000: Building Sustainable Online Learning Environments, 3 - 5 November 2000, Adelphi, Maryland, USA.
Asynchronous learning networks (ALNs) are helping to create anytime-anywhere online learning environments. ALN 2000 is the sixth ALN conference, and it seeks to bring together "an international group of innovative educators, trainers, and technologists who are developing the art and practice of online learning."
The conference is sponsored by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation in conjunction with University of Maryland University College, the University System of Maryland, the ALN Center at Vanderbilt University, and the Goethe-Institut Washington.
Plenary addresses, breakout sessions, workshops, exhibits, and roundtable discussions, will contribute to an understanding of how ALNs can create communities of learners without barriers of time or distance.
Please see the ALN 2000 web site for complete information about the conference: <http://www.aln.org/alnconf2000/>.
2000 LITA National Forum: High Tech / High Touch, 3 - 5 November 2000, Portland, Oregon, USA.
The program for the 2000 LITA Forum includes three general sessions plus 30 concurrent sessions to provide a wealth of practical guidance for information specialists in all types of settings. Additionally, there will be a choice of two preconference workshops, a full day on "Proxy Web Servers and Authentication," or a half day on "Technologies for Library Instruction: Innovations and Best Practices." and a number of opportunities to network with other attendees.
Registration is limited to 350, and early registration is recommended as last year's Forum was sold out. Please see <http://www.lita.org/forumY2K/index.htm> for more information about the Forum.
Four Walls and Beyond: Libraries in the New Millennium, 3 November 2000, Ashland, Ohio, USA.This conference is the 26th Annual Conference of the Academic Library Association of Ohio (ALAO). It is a one-day conference, and a random selection of presentation titles includes:
The ALAO Conference web site is located at <http://alaoweb.org/00conf/>.
Information Society Technologies Event, 6 - 8 November 2000, Nice, France.
IST 2000 in Nice is the main event of the European Commission's Information Society Directorate-General, a unique window into tomorrow's European Information Society. IST 2000 is an opportunity to observe groundbreaking results in EU funded research and discover main orientations in EU Information Society policy. IST 2000 is above all an occasion to meet numerous IS players, from researchers and company leaders to EU political and financial decision makers.
For more information, please see the conference web site at <http://istevent.cec.eu.int/>.
Eighth International Symposium of ACMGIS, 10 - 11 November 2000, Washington, D.C., USA.
The Eighth International Symposium of ACM GIS aims to bring together researchers, users, and practitioners carrying out research in novel systems based on geo-spatial data and knowledge. ACM GIS 2000 will happen within the framework of the 9th International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM). Papers covering areas with cross-fertilizations among domains and synergies between several applications will be presented.
For more information, please see the conference web site: <http://acmgis.cs.pusan.ac.kr/html/acmgis2000/>.
ASIS 2000 Annual Conference: Celebrating Our Heritage, Designing Our Future, 13 - 16 November 2000, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The American Society of Information Science (ASIS)ASIS 2000 Annual conference theme reflects a unique time in history. The conference will provide an opportunity to look forward and to explore how best to use the first principles of information science to guide work in 21st century and to realize the full potential of the Internet revolution.
The conference schedule includes more than 50 workshops, 2 keynote speakers, 37 contributed papers sessions and 8 continuing education pre-conference workshops. Topics to be covered include:
Please see complete conference information at the ASIS 2000 web site: <http://www.asis.org/Conferences/AM00/>.
Bicentennial Conference on Bibliographic Control for the New Millennium, 15 - 17 November 2000, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., USA.
This conference is limited to 125 participants, including speakers and panelists; however, the conference web site will be updated continuously between now and the date of the conference to keep members of interested communities informed. As the papers for the six sessions are mounted, the Library of Congress is interested in receiving comments, which will used as part of deliberations at the conference as the attendees strategize on next steps in bibliographic control.
A discussion list has been created to foster discussion regarding the conference papers and the issues they address. It will provide interested parties with a means for sharing constructive feedback on the topics. This discussion list is intended to encourage interested colleagues throughout the world -- particularly those who could not be invited to attend in person due to logistical constraints and other considerations -- to participate by commenting on conference issues. Presenters and Commentators have been asked to monitor this discussion and to take into account important points raised when developing the final versions of their papers. To subscribe, send a message to email@example.com with the message "subscribe bibcontrol [your name]".
Persons who are interested in the topics of this conference are encouraged to visit the Conference web site <http://lcweb.loc.gov/catdir/bibcontrol/> periodically to keep abreast of ongoing discussions..
Digital Strategies 2000, 16 November 2000, College Park, Maryland, USA. Advance registration is required. For registration information please contact the conference planning committee at: <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
This conference is sponsored by the Archival Research Coordinating Committee of the National Archives and Records Administration and the University of Maryland, College Park. It is organized into six sessions over two days:
The second day will also feature the following Discussion Forums: Institutional issues; Administration Technical issues; and Professional issues.
CUU 2000: ACM Conference on Universal Usability, 16 - 17 November 2000, Arlington, Virginia, USA.
This conference will address the challenges presented by the incredible growth of the Internet and problems of system complexity, software and file incompatibilities, and inadequate attention to user diversity. The advance program is now available at <http://www.acm.org/sigs/sigchi/cuu/program.html>. The main conference web site is located at <http://www.acm.org/sigs/sigchi/cuu/>.
2nd Schemas Workshop: Publishing and Sharing Your Metadata Application Profile, 23 - 24 November 2000, Bonn, Germany. Registration is limited and the deadline for registration is 1 November 2000.
UK Office for Library and Information Networking
Bath, United Kingdom
Implementation projects generally find that no one metadata standard will completely meet their descriptive needs. General standards such as Dublin Core must often be used alongside domain- or sector-specific standards such as MPEG-7 for multimedia and IEEE/LOM for educational resources; and new elements may be needed for local needs not covered by any of the existing standards. Recent practice distinguishes between the definition of semantics in "namespaces" (i.e. official standards) and the reuse and interpretation of those semantics in "application profiles". Application profiles are schemas that combine elements from multiple standards, perhaps with application-specific constraints, such as the use of specific controlled vocabularies.
This workshop will present the state of the art in constructing and publishing an application profile. It will look at how a profile may be declared in XML or RDF, especially in light of new metadata harvesters that support the indexing and browsing of standards and application profiles located on multiple Web servers.
Participants in the workshop will gain an understanding of the conceptual issues involved in ongoing debates about application profiles and come away with concrete guidelines for creating and publishing profiles for their own projects. The workshop will present the SCHEMAS Project registry which enables implementers to share information about their schema.The workshop will conclude with a look at how schema harvesters may be used to harmonize metadata usage within a particular field or within a cluster of projects. Harmonisation of metadata usage is an essential foundation for the construction of federated digital libraries and portals.
Apart from the specific issues addressed in the workshop, this event is an opportunity for metadata schema developers from a wide range of domains to meet and discuss common problems and interoperable solutions.
SCHEMAS is an accompanying measure under the European Commission's IST programme, aiming to guide and educate metadata schema implementers about the status and proper use of new and emerging metadata standards, and to promote good-practice guidelines for adapting multiple standards or metadata modules for local use in customised schemas. For further information, see the SCHEMAS Web site at <http://www.schemas-forum.org/>.
The 2nd Schemas workshop will be held at the Gustav-Stresemann Institute in Bonn, Germany. All details of the workshop and the booking form can be found at the above URL.
(On September 19, 2000, a correction was made for the entry about MagPortal to read: "Over 200 categories can be browsed to find the most recent magazine articles and news feeds in a particular area of interest." The number of categories is 200 rather than 2000.)
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