Metadiversity II: Assessing the Information requirements of the Biodiversity Community, Summary of Findings, Geological Survey, Biological Informatics Office and the National Biological Information Infrastructure in conjunction with NFAIS
"This free publication (available in PDF format only) presents the findings generated by participants of the Metadiversity II meeting, held June 25-26, 2002 in Charleston, South Carolina, USA. The meeting was sponsored by the U.S. Geological Survey, Biological Informatics Office and the National Biological Information Infrastructure in conjunction with NFAIS. The theme of the two-day working conference was Assessing the Information Requirements of the Biodiversity Community."
For further information, please see <http://www.nfais.org/MetaDiversity2.asp>.
The State of Digital Preservation: An International Perspective, Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR)
August 12, 2002. "WASHINGTON, D.C.Leading experts from the United States, the Netherlands, and Australia describe current practices and challenges in digital preservation in a new publication from the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR). The publication, entitled The State of Digital Preservation: An International Perspective, is a collection of papers presented at a symposium of the same name held April 24-25, 2002. The symposium, which CLIR organized with funding from Documentation Abstracts, Inc. (DAI), was the first in a series of DAI Institutes for Information Science."
For further information, please see <http://www.clir.org/pubs/press/2002_pub107_pr.html>.
Best Practices Guides to Creating Digital Resources, David Brown Book Company
Creating Digital Performance Resources: A Guide to Good Practice, edited by Barry Smith.
"'Performing arts' covers a vast range of interests and skills, involving as it does designers, directors, actors and performers, musicians, critics, technicians, analysts, administrators, theorists. A central tenet of this Guide is to encourage professionals in the performing arts to consider some of the advantages that digital resources may now offer. It is noticeably different from its predecessors in the series. Not so much a manual of 'how to do it', it is primarily intended to encourage you to use the available technology in the first place. All the contributors have directed successful projects involving various aspects of digital resources related to the performing arts. In some instances it was for documentation purposes, in some for teaching purposes, in some for research purposes, in some for all three. The guide includes a comprehensive glossary of terminology."
Creating Digital Audio Resources: A Guide to Good Practice, by Nick Fells, Pauline Donachy and Catherine Owen.
"A basic 'how to' for those using audio materials in the creation of digital resources. The guide addresses issues of copyright, the choice of appropriate equipment, presenting and delivering audio material, data management and methodological procedure."
Creating Digital Resources for the Visual Arts: Standards and Good Practice, by Catherine Grout, Phil Purdy and Janine Rymer.
"This guide provides advice on legal issues such as Copyright and Rights Management when creating and using digital picture resources, technical advice on software and producing good quality images, standards for data documentation, project management, storage and preservation, and innovative creative techniques, including web design and virtual reality."
For further information, please see <http://www.oxbowbooks.com/home.cfm?>.
"The purpose of this study (on behalf of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation) is to investigate some of the underlying assumptions being made in the move from previously analog photographic services into the realm of digital capture and delivery, in particular to look at how marketable, cost efficient and income-stable the new digital services and resources are in comparison with previous methods (which in many places still exist alongside the newer digital developments)."
"The study, through interviews and comparative modelling of costs and fees charged, illuminated the differences in practice for the sale of analog versus digital formats. The report includes information upon:
For further information, please see <http://heds.herts.ac.uk/mellon/charging_models.html>.
Point to Point
"This bibliography presents selected English-language articles, books, and other printed and electronic sources that are useful in understanding scholarly electronic publishing efforts on the Internet. Most sources have been published between 1990 and the present; however, a limited number of key sources published prior to 1990 are also included. Where possible, links are provided to sources that are freely available on the Internet."
"An article about the development and utilization of the bibliography has been published in The Journal of Electronic Publishing."
For further information, please see <http://info.lib.uh.edu/sepb/sepb.html>.
"Despite the best efforts of librarians and archivists to address problems of preservation at the local level, information on viable and practical preservation program development is not easy to find, and much that is available seems directed more towards affluent institutions. In many countries, it is difficult to find the model preservation programs on which librarians and archivists can build, and the necessary equipment and supplies are often hard to trace."
"CLIR and Cornell University will launch the first in a series of Web-based tutorials on preservation. John Dean and Anne Kenney of Cornell designed the initial tutorial for us in Southeast Asia, with the particular needs and challenges of that region in mind."
"The tutorial has four main parts: Preservation Management and Planning, Preservation, Building Capacity and Supporting the Effort. The narrative is illustrated by line drawings rather than photographs to avoid download delays. Much of the narrative presents new information on particular relevance to librarians and preservationists in tropical climates (e.g., passive climate control to avoid the need for air-conditioning and integrated pest management to avoid the need for chemical pesticides.) The tutorial also includes a glossary and information on how to contact local vendors."
"The Henry Luce Foundation provided funding for the tutorial, which will be available at <http://www.librarypreservation.org/>."
"Thanks to our friends at the Nova Scotia Drama League and Dean Drafft, Cornell, NSDL has acquired the nsdl.org domain name. [Currently], clicking on <www.nsdl.org> takes you to About NSDL which is, in effect, an electronic brochure. Please refer people to the site for basic information, contacts, downloads of logos and power point templates, news, documents and the NSDL flash tour. Users know best, so send any suggestions you have regarding About NSDL to <firstname.lastname@example.org>."
Sponsored and maintained by the UK Patent Office, this site was born in June 2000 as a result of a recommendation from the Intellectual Property Group (IPG) of the Government's Creative Industries Task Force. It is designed to direct visitors to useful intellectual property resource in response to their questions and provide appropriate resources to users through the IP jungle of Copyright, Designs, Patents and Trade Marks. To this end, the site organizes information into categories such as:
Intellectual Property Explained
FAQs, Resources, Links on:
Latest IP News such as:
For further information, please see <http://www.intellectual-property.gov.uk/>.
Calls for Participation
2003 IRMA International Conference, Information Resources Management Association, 18 - 21 May 2003, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Call for Participation. The deadline for submission is 4 October 2002.
Conference Theme: Information Technology and Organizations: Trends, Issues, Challenges and Solutions.
Over 45 tracks. Recommended Topics:
For more information, please see <http://www.irma-international.org/conferences/2003/index.asp>.
ACRL 11th National Conference, Learning to Make a Difference, 10 - 13 April 2003, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA. Call for Poster Sessions and Roundtable Proposals. The deadline for submission is 4 November 2002.
"Emphasis on active participation in programs from which participants 'will take something home' is the challenge put forth to the co-chairs of the various subcommittees. They have responded with the exciting and provocative conference theme of Learning to Make a Difference and six conference tracks that reflect the dynamics and diversity of academic and research librarianship in the 21st Century...Effective 'learning' is an active verbnot a passive noun. Therefore, we invite you to submit proposals for programs encouraging active engagement and to come prepared to participate."
"Six theme tracks will explore the need for academic and research librarians to anticipate and prepare for transformations in the profession and should encourage innovative ways to create and implement change." Note: Proposals that cover more than one theme track are encouraged.
For more information, please see <http://www.ala.org/acrl/charlotte/program/deadlines.html>.
CALIBER-2003: Mapping Technology on Libraries and People (MTLP), 10th National Convention for Automation of Libraries in Education and Research Institutes, INFLIBNET. Please note that the conference dates and location have changed to 13 - 15 February 2003, Ahmedabad, India. Call for Papers. The deadline for submission has been extended to 15 December 2002.
"INFLIBNET is involved in modernizing university libraries in India and connecting them as well as information centres in the country through a nation-wide high speed data network using the state-of-the-art technologies for the optimum utilisation of information. INFLIBNET is set out to be a major player in promoting scholarly communication among academicians and researchers in India." The main theme of the conference is Mapping Technology on Libraries and People (MTLP) with the following sub themes:
For additional information, please see the D-Lib July 2002 Call for Participation or <http://www.inflibnet.ac.in/calibers/caliber03.html>.
2003 Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL), 27 - 31 May 2003, Houston, Texas, USA. Call for Papers. The deadline for submission is 13 January 2003.
Jointly sponsored by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Special Interest Group on Information Retrieval (ACM SIGIR) and the Special Interest Group on Hypertext, Hypermedia, and the Web (ACM SIGWEB) and the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers Computer Society (IEEE Computer Society) Technical Committee on Digital Libraries (TCDL), JCDL is "a major international forum focusing on digital libraries and associated technical, practical, and social issues. JCDL encompasses the many meanings of the term "digital libraries", including (but not limited to) new forms of information institutions; operational information systems with all types of digital content; new means of selecting, collecting, organizing, and distributing digital content; digital preservation and archiving; and theoretical models of information media, including document genres and electronic publishing."
"The intended community for this conference includes those interested in aspects of digital libraries such as infrastructure; institutions; metadata; content; services; digital preservation; system design; implementation; interface design; human-computer interaction; performance evaluation; usability evaluation; collection development; intellectual property; privacy; electronic publishing; document genres; multimedia; social, institutional, and policy issues; user communities; and associated theoretical topics."
"Participation is sought from all parts of the world and from the full range of disciplines and professions involved in digital library research and practice, including computer science, information science, librarianship, archival science and practice, museum studies and practice, technology, medicine, social sciences, and humanities. All domains -- academe, government, industry, and others -- are encouraged to participate as presenters or attendees."
For more information, please see <http://www.jcdl.org/>.
ETD 2003, Sixth International Symposium On Electronic Theses and Dissertations, Next Steps - Electronic Thesis and Dissertations Worldwide, 21 - 24 May 2003, Berlin, Germany. Call for Papers. The deadline for submission is 15 January 2003.
"The Scope of ETD2003 will not only be to demonstrate new developments in the field of electronic theses and dissertations but also to encourage even more universities around the world to become a part of NDLTD and to promote free access to scholarly electronic documents in the sense of the Budapest Open Access Initiative."
"The Berlin symposium will focus on establishing new cooperation and explore common approaches and challenges to the topic of scholarly electronic publishing especially of electronic theses and dissertations. It will also aim to raise awareness of the educational and service aspects and to describe current activities to progress thinking in this area."
"We invite you to submit proposals that address any of the following or related issues:
For more information, please see <http://www.hu-berlin.de/etd2003/>.
ECEL 2002, The European Conference on e-Learning, 4 - 5 November 2002, Uxbridge, United Kingdom.
"The European Conference on e-Learning (ECEL) is an opportunity for academics, practitioners and consultants from Europe and elsewhere who are involved in the study, management, development and implementation of web enabled and ICT initiatives in the learning and teaching sectors as well as the professions to come together and exchange ideas and examples of best practice."
For additional information, please see <http://www.mcil.co.uk/2i-ecel2002-home.htm>.
Internet Librarian 2002: Navigating in Turbulent Waters, 4 - 6 November 2002, Palm Springs, California, USA.
"The 6th annual Internet Librarian conference is a mixture of leading-edge ideas, tools, expert speakers, and exciting new events'all focused on information professionals and Internet-related technologies. As the premier tools for information managers and librarians, Net technologies are the focus of this conference...Internet Librarian 2002 features 4 keynote sessions, 100+ dynamic speakers in 4 simultaneous tracks, plus more than 20 in-depth learning events and workshops, a fun and informative evening session, Cybertours, and much more."
Please take time to read through the program to learn more about:
For additional information, please see <http://www.infotoday.com/il2002/>.
IST 2002: Partnerships for the Future, 4 - 6 November 2002, Copenhagen, Denmark.
"The main purpose of IST 2002 is to help build the European Research Area for the Information Society within the EU's Sixth Framework Programme for Research and Development (FP6), which is to be launched at the end of 2002. IST 2002 will broaden its scope to everyone with a strategic interest in Information Society research, whether at European, national or regional level - or even entirely within the private sector."
"The general theme is 'Partnerships' - your partnerships. The aim is to help Europe's researchers and industrialists build networks for collaborative IST research, at a time when the IST priority within the EU's 6th Framework Programme for research and technological development is getting underway."
For additional information, please see <http://europa.eu.int/information_society/programmes/research/ist_event_2002/index_en.htm>.
CIKM 2002: 11th ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, 4 - 9 November 2002, McLean, Virginia, USA.
"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. The purpose of the conference is to identify challenging problems facing the development of future knowledge and information systems, and to shape future directions of research by soliciting and reviewing high quality, applied and theoretical research findings."
We also expect to host these four companion meetings:
DocEng'02: ACM Symposium on Document Engineering
8 - 9 November 2002
For additional information, please see <http://www.cikm.org/2002/>.
Public Library Web Managers Workshop, 5 - 6 November 2002, Bath, United Kingdom.
"This event offers the chance to step back, look at the bigger picture, and see how public library websites fit into the government's plans to make all services electronically available by 2005. To quote the DTLR consultation paper: e-gov@local, e-Government is about 'putting citizens and customers at the heart of everything we do'."
"Speakers will include Maewyn Cumming, Office of the E-envoy, Danny Budzak, Head of Information Management and E-Government, London Borough of Lewisham and Nick Poole, ICT Adviser, Resource."
"The event will have a strong practical theme, and will offer plenty of opportunities to discuss and debate issues with speakers and other delegates. The speakers are keen to share their experiences of developing web sites and e-services to meet the needs of the e-citizen."
"This will be of relevance to those working towards the Information Consultant and Information Manager Advanced roles which form part of the New Opportunities Fund ICT Training for Public Library Staff Programme as part of delivering the People's Network. It will offer an opportunity to hear from the policy makers and implementers on issues such as analysing users needs, information design and presentation, understanding regulatory and legislative requirements and content creation."
"Who should attend? Staff with an interest in, or responsibility for, the management and development of public library web sites and web-based services."
For additional information, please see <http://www.ukoln.ac.uk/events/public-workshop-02/>.
EVA 2002 Berlin, Electronic Imaging and the Visual Arts, 6 - 8 November 2002, London, United Kingdom.
"The key aim of the EVA series of conferences is to bring together especially scientists and interested people from museums, galleries, libraries and public administration. Users, suppliers and scientific research communities will exchange experiences, ideas and plans. Thanks to the support of the European Commission within the scope of the IST Progamme a new initiative began in January 2001: the EVAN Project (Electronic Imaging and the Visual Arts Networking). This refers to 'people and networking' between EC Projects as well as general efforts to disseminate leading-edge practice and apply new technology results in the cultural field using the EVA conferences around the world." (Conference languages are German and English).
For additional information, please see <http://www.gfai.de/pinboard/eva/e_index.htm>.
ELPUB2002: Technology Interactions, 6th International Conference on Electronic Publishing, ICCC/IFIP (International Council for Computer Communication/International Federation for Information Processing), 6 - 8 November 2002, Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic.
"Electronic publishing is a dynamic technology field that affects various areas of research and application, such as e-commerce, digital libraries, and distance learning."
"This scientific conference will explore the various interrelations between the areas of electronic publishing. 49 authors from 16 countries will present their work. The presentations will deal with development and application concepts of new digital technologies as well as with broader socio-cultural aspects and organizational issues and scenarios of electronic publishing. The program will be completed by cutting edge product presentations and a couple of social events in the unique atmosphere of one of Europe's oldest and most beautiful hotels, the Grandhotel Pupp...The objective of the conferences is to bring together researchers, developers, managers, and users who work on electronic publishing issues in the public, scientific, and commercial field."
"ELPUB 2002 is a chance to experience intensive learning. You will explore new content strategies, hear about successful solutions, and discover the latest content techniques and tools. Meeting face-to-face with experts and researchers from all over the world and different professional backgrounds will be a highly effective way to extend your knowledge, broaden your horizons, and grow professionally."
For additional information, please see <http://www.tu-chemnitz.de/elpub02/>.
DOLAP'02: ACM 5th International Workshop on Data Warehousing and OLAP, in conjunction with CIKM 2002, 8 November 2002, McLean, Virginia, USA.
"Data warehousing allows the consolidation and storage of data in information systems that provide executives and managers with timely access to critical information for strategic and tactical decision making. Research activities and technologies of data warehousing and OLAP are rapidly growing. However, many issues need to be fully explored and well understood to reach a reasonable maturity and efficiency of such technologies."
"Like the previous successful DOLAP workshops held in conjunction with CIKM...DOLAP 2002 aims to reduce the gap between the research community and industry practitioners. It provides an international forum where both researchers and practitioners can share their findings in theoretical foundations, current methodologies, practical experiences, and new research directions in the areas of data warehousing and OLAP."
For additional information, please see <http://www.cis.drexel.edu/faculty/song/dolap.html>.
WIDM'02, ACM 4th International Workshop on Web Information and Data Management, in conjunction with CIKM 2002, 8 November 2002, McLean, Virginia, USA.
"WIDM'02 is the fourth in a series of workshops on Web Information and Data Management to be held in conjunction with the 11th International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM). The objective of the workshop is to bring together researchers, industrial practitioners, and developers to study how the web information can be extracted, stored, analyzed and processed to provide useful knowledge to the end users for various advanced database and Web applications."
"Topics covered will include
Web Mining: Web Usage Mining, Web Classification, Web Clustering, Resource Discovery, Web Personalization, Web Data Extraction
Web Databases: Web Data Models and Meta-data, Web Query Languages, Web Data Storage Systems, Web Indexing, Web Warehousing, Web Data Integration
Web Commerce: Intelligent Agents on the Web, Web Site Modeling and Design, Advanced XML Tools, Mobile Commerce
Advanced Web Applications: Digital Libraries for Web Information, Web Portals, Intelligent Web Search Engines, Web Visualization Tools, Web Information Filters Performance of Web Applications: Web Caching, Web Monitoring"
For additional information, please see <http://www.se.cuhk.edu.hk/%7Eeplim/widm2002/>.
GIS'02: ACM 10th International Symposium on Advances in Geographic Information Systems, in conjunction with CIKM 2002, 8 - 9 November 2002, McLean, Virginia, USA.
The aim of the symposium is "to bring together researchers, developers, users, and practitioners carrying out research and development in novel systems based on geo-spatial data and knowledge, and fostering interdisciplinary discussions and research in all aspects of geographic information systems, in all their diversity. The symposium will provide a forum for original research contributions and practical system design, implementation, and applications of GIS."
For additional information, please see <http://www.cs.fiu.edu/ACM_GIS2002/>.
"Document engineering is an emerging discipline within computer science that investigates systems for documents in any form and in all media. As with the relationship between software engineering and software, document engineering is concerned with principles, tools and processes that improve our ability to create, manage, and maintain documents...The ACM Symposium on Document Engineering is an annual meeting of researchers active in document engineering."
For additional information, please see <http://www.documentengineering.org/>.
AMIA 2002 Symposium - Biomedical Informatics: One Discipline, 9 - 13 November 2002, San Antonio, Texas, USA.
"Areas of interest within biomedical informatics are so diverse that one questions whether a single disciplineor its annual conferencecan embrace the entirety of the field. Self-described informaticians are, and will continue to be, involved in endeavors as varied as medical records implementation, genomics, clinical decision support, image compression, and legal aspects of medical privacy. Nonetheless, a shared mandate argues powerfully for an inclusive discipline. All these subdisciplines have as their goal the furthering of health care through the creation and use of biomedical knowledge."
"With an inclusive discipline and a comprehensive conference, there are key opportunities for those involved in specialized areas of informatics and health information technology to identify high-yield synergies, share tools and techniques, and confront challenges together. In this spirit, AMIA 2002 has been organized into the four major tracks described below. Attendees will be able to sample for themselves the full richness and breadth of the discipline of biomedical informatics and also avail themselves of in-depth, state-of-the-art insights afforded by the track-themed sessions."
For additional information, please see <http://www.amia.org/meetings/annual/current/call/intro.html>.
VRD 2002, 4th Annual Virtual Reference Desk Conference 2002, Charting the Course of Reference: Toward a Preferred Future, 11 - 12 November 2002, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
"Be at VRD 2002:
For additional information, please see <http://vrd.org/conferences/VRD2002/>.
Introduction to Copyright, ALPSP Training, The Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers, 12 November 2002, London, United Kingdom.
"This course provides an introduction to copyright and how it is used. Delegates will be helped to understand the legal background, and to make sense of their own organisation's contracts and licences. They will learn how copyright is managed in practice in a publishing company, and how to avoid legal pitfalls such as libel and plagiarism. The primary focus of the course will be on journals publishing, although book publishing will be covered if appropriate."
"Topics to be covered include:
"Who should attend? People with 1-3 years' publishing experience in editorial, production or permissions functions; also more senior people wanting a summary overview of the current position."
For additional information, please see <http://www.alpsp.org/meetdb/searchresdet.cfm?ID=211>.
IADIS: WWW/Internet 2002, International Association for Development of the Information Society (IADIS) International Conference, 13 - 15 November 2002, Lisbon, Portugal.
"The IADIS WWW/Internet 2002 Conference aims to address the main issues of concern within WWW/Internet. WWW and Internet had a huge development in recent years. Aspects of concern are no longer just technical anymore but other aspects have aroused. This conference aims to cover both technological as well as non-technological issues related to these developments."
For additional information, please see <http://www.iadis.org/icwi2002/>.
KM Europe 2002 Exhibition & Conference, 13 - 15 November 2002, London, United Kingdom.
"KM Europe is a dedicated Knowledge Management (KM) conference and free exhibition. Now in its third year and already enjoyed by more than 6,000 visitors, KM Europe is widely acknowledged as [an excellent] meeting place for KM pioneers and implementers...In association with Knowledge Management Magazine, we have selected...leading KM visionaries, practitioners and strategists to address the challenges facing KM and illustrate how to make KM work for your organisation."
For additional information, please see <http://www.kmeurope.com/>.
SOFIA2002: Libraries, Civil Society, and Social Development, 14 - 16 November 2002, Sofia, Bulgaria.
"Sofia 2002 is part of an international conference series...designed to explore the impact of globalization and change on the development of libraries, information infrastructures and society...Organized by the School of Library and Information Management, Emporia State University, Kansas, USA, and the Department of Library and Information Sciences, University of Sofia, Bulgaria 'St Kliment Ohridski', Sofia 2002 will bring together a wide range of experts in library and information science; infrastructure, technology, international development and policy from the U.S.A., Canada, Western Europe as well as Central and Eastern Europe."
For additional information, please see <http://slim.emporia.edu/globenet/sofia2002/sofia2002.html>.
Second Conference on the History and Heritage of Scientific and Technical Information Systems, 16 - 17 November 2002, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
"The Chemical Heritage Foundation (CHF) and the American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) are pleased to announce the Second Conference on the History and Heritage of Scientific and Technical Information Systems" held immediately preceding the ASIS&T annual meeting.
"Emphasis for this conference will be on scientific and technical information systems in the period from the Second World War up through the early 1990s. Forty historians of science and technology, information scientists and scientists in other fields will be delivering papers on a wide range of topics: informatics in chemistry, biology and medicine; information developments in multi-national, industrial and military settings; biographical studies of pioneering individuals; and the transformation of information systems and formats in the twentieth century."
"Information science pioneers from the United States and abroad will be special guests at the conference and are among those making presentations."
For additional information, please see <http://www.chemheritage.org/HistoricalServices/2002HHSTIS2.htm>.
Library and Information Association of New Zealand Aotearoa (LIANZA) 2002 Annual Conference, Winds of Change: libraries in the 21st century, 17 - 20 November 2002, Wellington, New Zealand.
"The impact of technological changes on libraries will continue to challenge the profession. LIANZA Conference 2002 presents an opportunity to discuss the issues, hear about initiatives in New Zealand and overseas and showcase innovative ways we are responding to the challenges we face."
The three programme strands have been designed around the conference theme Winds of Change: libraries in the 21st century:
Electrical storms: Electronic information management issues and the impact on libraries.
Sheltering from the storm: providing library services in a digital world.
Under the umbrella: professional development for library and information professionals.
For additional information, please see <http://www.confer.co.nz/lianza2002/>.
ASSIST 2002: Information Connections and Community, 18 - 21 November 2002, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
"The first years of the new millennium and recent world events have cast into bold relief the role played by information in a complex global society. We are seeing a new awareness of the importance of the free flow of necessary and time-sensitive information and the technologies that support it. Information organization, access and transfer are more than ever recognized as essential elements in all aspects of business and daily interaction. That information plays a profound role in building and sustaining community on a local and global scale has been vividly demonstrated by the reactions of individuals and institutions when faced with a major disaster. The ability of our institutions to react to cataclysmic events has been shown to be dependent on an information infrastructure that is stable, secure and adaptable, highlighting the roles of disaster preparedness and preservation. The information technologies which we have begun to take for granted have, when challenged, been dynamically adapted to new situations."
"The 2002 ASIST conference will provide an opportunity to explore these and other information phenomena and their contribution to the transformation of our society."
For additional information, please see <http://www.asis.org/Conferences/AM02/index.html>.
CCS 2002: 9th ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security, 18 - 22 November 2002, Washington, DC, USA.
"Papers offering novel research contributions in any aspect of computer security [were] solicited for submission to the Ninth ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security. The primary conference focus is on high-quality original unpublished research, case studies, and implementation experiences. Papers [will] have practical relevance to the construction, evaluation, application, [and] operation of secure systems. Theoretical papers [will] make convincing argument for the practical significance of the results. Theory [will] be justified by compelling examples illustrating its application. The primary criterion for [paper] appropriateness for CCS [has been] demonstrated practical relevance. CCS has, therefore, rejected perfectly good papers that are appropriate for theory-oriented conferences."
Workshops held in conjunction with CCS 2002:
For additional information, please see <http://www.acm.org/sigs/sigsac/ccs/>.
ICONIP'02, SEAL'02, FSKD'02, 9th International Conference on Neural Information Processing, 4th Asia-Pacific Conference on Simulated Evolution And Learning, 2002 International Conference on Fuzzy Systems and Knowledge Discovery, 18 - 22 November 2002, Convention City, Singapore.
"ICONIP'02, SEAL'02, and FSKD'02 will be jointly held in 2002. The conferences will not only feature the most up-to-date research results in neural information processing, evolutionary computation, fuzzy systems and knowledge discovery, but also promote cross-fertilization over these exciting and yet closely-related areas...Submissions of papers describing original work in, but not limited to, the following topics are enthusiastically encouraged."
"ICONIP'02, 9th International Conference on Neural Information Processing:
"SEAL'02, 4th Asia-Pacific Conference on Simulated Evolution And Learning:
"FSKD'02, 2002 International Conference on Fuzzy Systems and Knowledge Discovery:
"Special Sessions and Tutorials: The conference will feature special sessions and tutorials on specialized topics of interests. One organizer of each successfully organized special session (with at least 6 papers) will enjoy a 50% discount on the conference registration fee."
For additional information, please see <http://www.ntu.edu.sg/home/nef/>.
Archiving - whose problem is it?, ALPSP 9th Publishing and the Internet Seminar, 29 November 2002, London, United Kingdom.
"Archiving and related issues of digital preservation are becoming ever more significant within the scientific and scholarly communication chain. There are challenges for us all - publishers, authors, librarians, national libraries, intermediaries and aggregators - in maintaining access to digital resources over time. This seminar will explore the issues for the community, through the viewpoints of the different elements of the scholarly/information chain."
"The ephemeral nature of web publication, allied to its dissemination possibilities, has added complexity to the archival function where little existed in print. Publications can get lost when technology changes, when the publisher changes or indeed when commercial imperatives dictate - and then whose job is it to preserve some reliable source data? - and in what format should that data be preserved? - are we, or our successors, to be interested in the actual content or in its 'form'? - and how will this all be paid for?...By its very nature the subject 'archiving' has become broad with multiple meanings and aspects. The seminar will focus on issues specific to long term archival preservation. While technical issues are rarely far from the surface, the seminar will concentrate on implementation, policy, licensing and business models."
"Who should attend? Society and commercial publishers, and all those in related industries/activities, with an interest in the strategic and financial issues of content preservation."
For additional information, please see <http://www.alpsp.org/s291102.htm>.
I-KOMAT2002: International Workshop on Intelligent Knowledge Management Techniques, 16 - 18 September 2002, Crema, Italy. For more information, please see <http://www-mugc.cc.monash.edu.au/~maum/i-komat02.htm>.
2nd ECDL Workshop on Web-Archiving, post-conference workshop at ECDL 2002, 19 September 2002, Rome Italy. For more information, please see <http://listes.cru.fr/wws/d_read/web-archive/pgr_ECDL2002.html>.
MAX 2002 International Conference: Musical Application Using XML, 19 - 20 September 2002, Milan, Italy. For more information, please see <http://www.lim.dsi.unimi.it/max2002/>.
ECKM 2002: 3rd European Conference on Knowledge Management, 24 - 25 September 2002, Dublin, Ireland. For more information, please see <http://www.mcil.co.uk/2h-eckm2002-home.htm>.
10th Biennial OLAC Conference: Electronic and Media Cataloging for the 21st Century, 27 - 29 September 2002, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA. For more information, please see <http://www.bothmann.org/OLAC/>.
2nd Southern African Library Acquisitions Conference, 30 September 2002, Port Elizabeth, South Africa. For more information, please see <http://home.imaginet.co.za/liasa/SALAC%20conf.html>.
Electronic Publishing: Libraries as Buyers, Facilitators, or Producers, TICER International Summer School on the Digital Library 2002, 29 September - 4 October 2002, Florence, Italy. For more information, please see <http://cwis.kub.nl/~ticer/summer02/>.
2nd Southern African Library Acquisitions (SALAC) Conference, 30 September 2002, Port Elizabeth, South Africa. For more information, please see <http://home.imaginet.co.za/liasa/salac%20conf.html>.
EDUCAUSE 2002 Annual Conference: Juggling Opportunities in Collaborative Environments, 1 - 4 October 2002, Atlanta, Georgia, USA. For more information, please see <http://www.educause.edu/conference/e2002/>.
ISMIR 2002 - 3rd International Conference on Music Information Retrieval, 13 - 17 October 2002, Paris, France. The full preliminary program including the list of selected papers and posters/short papers, as well as the tutorials and panels is now available at <http://ismir2002.ircam.fr/program.html>. For more information, please see <http://ismir2002.ircam.fr/>.
Central Asia-2002 International Conference, Internet and Libraries - Information Resources in Science, Culture Education and Business, 14 - 18 October 2002, Bukhara, Uzbekistan. For more information, please see <http://ula.uzsci.net/index-en.htm>.
ICEIS 2003 - 5th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems, 23 - 26 April 2003, Angers, France. Call for papers. Submission deadline 15 October 2002. For more information, please see <http://www.iceis.org/>.
Fourth All-Russian Scientific Conference RCDL 2002, Digital Libraries: Advanced Methods and Technologies, Digital Collections, 15 - 17 October 2002, Dubna. For more information, please see <http://rcdl2002.jinr.ru/news.htm>.
School for Scanning: Creating, Managing, and Preserving Digital Assets, Northeast Document Conservation Center, 16 - 18 October 2002, The Hague, The Netherlands. The registration deadline has been extended to September 27. For more information, please see <http://www.nedcc.org/hague/hague1.htm>.
Gaining independence with e-prints archives and OAI, 17 - 19 October 2002, Geneva, Switzerland. For more information, please see <http://library.cern.ch/Announcement.htm>.
SEPIA: Safeguarding European Photographic Images for Access, 17 - 23 October 2002, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. For more information, please see <http://www.knaw.nl/ecpa/sepia/index.html>.
Brick and Click Libraries: Changes and Challenges, A Regional Academic Library Symposium, 18 October 2002, Maryville, Missouri, USA. For more information, please see <http://www.nwmissouri.edu/library/pr/symposium/2002.htm>.
Joint Open University - Universitat Oberta de Catalunya Seminar on Personalisation and Digital Libraries, 18 October 2002, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom. For more information, please see <http://library.open.ac.uk/aboutus/myolib/seminar.htm>.
Institutional Repositories: A Workshop on Creating an Infrastructure for Faculty-Library Partnerships, ARL-SPARCj-CNI, 18 October 2002, Washington, D.C., USA. For more information, please see <http://www.arl.org/ir2002.html>.
Personalisation and Digital Libraries Seminar, The Open University, 18 October 2002, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom. For more information, please see <http://library.open.ac.uk/aboutus/myolib/seminar.htm>.
14th International Chemical Information Conference & Exhibition, 20 - 23 October 2002, Nîmes, France. For more information, please see <http://www.infonortics.com/chemical/index.html>.
National Convention on Library and Information Networking (NACLIN 2002): Bridging the Divide, Delnet, 21 - 24 October 2002, Kochi, Kerala, India. For more information, please see <http://www.cusat.ac.in/naclin2002.htm>.
First Nordic Conference on Scholarly Communication, 22 - 24 October 2002, Lund (22 - 23 October) and Copenhagen (24 October), Denmark. For more information, please see <http://www.lub.lu.se/ncsc2002/>.
2002 Federated Symposium Event: DOA'02, ODBASE 2002, CoopIS 2002, On the Move to Meaningful Internet Systems and Ubiquitous Computing, 28 October - 1 November 2002, Irvine, California, USA. For more information, please see <http://www.cs.rmit.edu.au/fedconf/>.
The First Eurasian Conference on Advances in Information and Communication Technology, 29 - 31 October 2002, Tehran, Iran. For more information, please see <http://www.eurasia-ict.org/>.
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