No Brief Candle: Reconceiving Research Libraries for the 21st Century, Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR), Pub 142, August 2008.
Abstract: "In February 2008, CLIR convened 25 leading librarians, publishers, faculty members, and information technology specialists to consider this question. Participants discussed the challenges and opportunities that libraries are likely to face in the next five to ten years, and how changes in scholarly communication will affect the future library. Essays by eight of the participants Paul Courant, Andrew Dillon, Rick Luce, Stephen Nichols, Daphnée Rentfrow, Abby Smith, Kate Wittenberg, and Lee Zia were circulated to participants in advance and provided background for the conversation. This report contains these background essays as well as a summary of the meeting. "
For more information, please see <http://www.clir.org/pubs/abstract/pub142abst.html>.
Ithaka's 2006 Studies of Key Stakeholders in the Digital Transformation in Higher Education, Ross Housewright, Roger Schonfeld, ITHAKA, August 18, 2008 .
From the Introduction to the paper: "For libraries in particular, a deep understanding of the information needs of a scholarly community and how existing services mesh with these needs is essential in order to effectively serve and remain relevant on the modern campus. To succeed in the internet age, libraries must be aware of which traditional roles are no longer needed and which potential roles would be valued, and strategically shift their service offerings to maximize their value to local users. We hope that this document, describing the findings of two large-scale surveys conducted in 2006, will help librarians and others interested in scholarship in the digital world think about these changing needs and prompt consideration of how to best serve faculty in a rapidly changing world. "
For more information, please see <http://www.ithaka.org/research/faculty-and-librarian-surveys/>.
Fostering Learning in the Networked World: The Cyberlearning Opportunity and Challenge, Christine Borgman et al., Report of the NSF Task Force on Cyberlearning, June 24, 2008.
"The Task Force on Cyberlearning was charged jointly by the Advisory Committees to the Education and Human Resources Directorate and the Office of Cyberinfrastructure to provide guidance to NSF on the opportunities, research questions, partners, strategies, and existing resources for cyberlearning. This report identifies directions for leveraging networked computing and communications technology. It also calls for research to establish successful ways of using these technologies to enhance educational opportunities and strengthen proven methods of learning."
For more information, please see <http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2008/nsf08204/nsf08204.pdf>.
Strategy Framework for Promoting ICT Literacy in the Asia-Pacific Region, Elena E. Pernia, Ph.D., UNESCO 2008.
"This paper targets individuals and organizations engaged in providing ICT literacy education. It offers an analysis of ICT usage in Asia-Pacific countries and defines measures for promoting ICT literacy development in the region."
For more information, please see <http://portal.unesco.org/ci/en/ev.php-URL_ID=27446&URL_DO=DO_TOPIC&URL_SECTION=201.html>.
Science Dissemination using Open Access: A compendium of selected literature on Open Access, Edited by E. Canessa and M. Zennaro (ICTP-SDU, Italy).
"This book aims to guide the scientific community on the requirements of Open Access, and the plethora of low-cost solutions available. A compendium of selected literature on Open Access is presented to increase the awareness of the potential of open publishing in general. "
For more information, please see <http://sdu.ictp.it/openaccess/book.html>.
From Awareness to Funding: A study of library support in America, Cathy De Rosa et al., OCLC Online Computer Library Center (funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation), 2008.
"OCLC was awarded a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to explore attitudes and perceptions about library funding and to evaluate the potential of a large-scale marketing and advocacy campaign to increase public library funding in the U.S. The findings of this research are now available in the OCLC report, From Awareness to Funding: A study of library support in America. Though this study was based on data from the United States, there are findings in the report that could be applicable to any library seeking to understand the connections between public perceptions and library support."
For more information, please see <http://www.oclc.org/reports/funding/>.
2008 Survey of Technology Enhanced Learning for higher education in the UK, Tom Browne, Roger Hewitt, Martin Jenkins and Richard Walker, 8 September 2008, UCISA (Universities and Colleges Information Systems Association), United Kingdom.
From the Executive Summary: "This Report records the results from a national Survey, undertaken by UCISA, with financial support from the JISC, into matters pertaining to Technology enhanced Learning (TeL). It builds upon similar surveys which were conducted in 2001, 2003 and 2005 and for which at each stage a longitudinal analysis was undertaken."
For more information, please see <http://www.ucisa.ac.uk/publications/~/media/290DD5217DA5422C8775F246791F5523.ashx>.
Effective Practice with e-Portfolios: Supporting 21st century learning, Copyright © Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) on behalf of JISC, 2008.
"This publication explores good practice in the use of e-portfolios as a support for learning. It is being launched in conjunction with an e-portfolios infoKit4 which covers the main drivers, purposes, processes, perspectives and issues around e-portfolio use created by JISC infoNet."
For more information, please see <http://www.jisc.ac.uk/news/stories/2008/09/eportfoliolaunch.aspx>.
Use of Cloud Computing Applications and Services, Memo by John Horrigan Associate Director, Research, Pew Internet and American Life Project, September 12, 2008.
From the memo: "Some 69% of online Americans use webmail services, store data online, or use software programs such as word processing applications whose functionality is located on the web. Online users who take advantage of cloud applications say they like the convenience of having access to data and applications from any Web-connected device. However, their message to providers of such services is: Let's keep the data between us."
For more information, please see <http://www.pewinternet.org/PPF/r/262/report_display.asp>.
Search Engine Use, Data Memo by Deborah Fallows, Senior Research Fellow, Pew Internet and American Life Project, August 6, 2008.
From opening paragraphs to the memo: "The percentage of internet users who use search engines on a typical day has been steadily rising from about one-third of all users in 2002, to a new high of just under one- half (49%)....With this increase, the number of those using a search engine on a typical day is pulling ever closer to the 60% of internet users who use email, arguably the internet's all-time killer app, on a typical day."
For more information, please see <http://www.pewinternet.org/PPF/r/258/report_display.asp>.
TextGrid Newsletter, 05 [July 2008].
"A newsletter of the German Grid Initiative D-Grid has been published since the beginning of 2008. It provides information on D-Grid projects and current developments in the grid world."
For more information, please see <http://www.textgrid.de/index.php?id=news_05&L=5>.
Bulletin of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, Vol. 34, No. 6, August/September 2008, American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T).
"The Bulletin of the American Society for Information Science and Technology is a bi-monthly news magazine packed with developments and issues affecting the field, pragmatic management reports, opinion, and news of people and events in the information science community."
For more information, please see <http://www.asis.org/bulletin.html>.
International Journal of Digital Curation (IJDC), Vol 3, No 1 (2008).
"The IJDC is entirely devoted to papers, articles and news items on curation of digital objects and related issues. The journal is published in electronic form, two times a year."
For more information, please see <http://www.ijdc.net/ijdc/issue/current>.
Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, No. 54, Summer 2008.
"ISTL publishes substantive material of interest to science and technology librarians. It serves as a vehicle for sci-tech librarians to share details of successful programs, materials for the delivery of information services, background information and opinions on topics of current interest, to publish research and bibliographies on issues in science and technology libraries"
For more information, please see <http://www.istl.org/08-summer/index.html>.
ARIADNE, Issue 56, July 2008, published by UKOLN.
"Ariadne is a Web magazine for information professionals in archives, libraries and museums in all sectors. Since its inception in January 1996 it has attempted to keep the busy practitioner abreast of current digital library initiatives as well as technological developments further afield. "
For more information, please see <http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/>.
Library of Congress Digital Preservation Newsletter, September 2008.
"The September 2008 edition of the Library of Congress Digital Preservation Newsletter is now available. In this issue:
For more information, please see <http://www.digitalpreservation.gov/news/newsletter/200809.pdf>.
Point to Point
"The 'Student As Scholar' blog is devoted to documenting relevant literature that supports the view that: 'Undergraduate education should adopt the 'Student as Scholar' Model throughout the curriculum, where scholar is conceived in terms of an attitude, an intellectual posture, and a frame of mind derived from the best traditions of an engaged liberal arts education."
For more information, please see <http://student-as-scholar.blogspot.com/>.
Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Music Information Retrieval, ISMIR 2008, held September 14 - 18 at Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA.
"The Ninth International Conference on Music Information Retrieval, ISMIR 2008, full proceedings are available online...At the conference web site, you can see the program with downloadable PDFs of every paper...This year, the proceedings are published through the Lulu.com print-on-demand service. You can buy your own paper copy of the entire proceedings by visiting: <http://www.lulu.com/content/3804316>."
For more information, please see <http://ismir2008.ismir.net/program>.
Repository Fringe 2008, streamed video presentations of the event held 31 July - 1 August 2008, Edinburgh, UK.
"This programme contains links to a number of Powerpoint presentations from the event now located in the Edinburgh Research Archive, and also to streaming video of eight of the presentations, including the opening Keynote by Dorothea Salo, and the closing plenary given by David de Roure."
For more information, please see <http://www.repositoryfringe.org/>.
Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography, Charles W. Bailey, Jr. Version 73, September 8, 2008.
"The Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography (SEPB) 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."
For more information, please see <http://www.digital-scholarship.org/sepb/sepb.html>.
Calls for Participation
European Conference on Information Retrieval (ECIR 2009), 6 - 9 April 2009, Toulouse, France. Call for papers, posters, and workshop and tutorial proposals. The submission deadlines are as follows: Papers 5 October 2008; Posters 19 October 2008; and Workshop and tutorial proposals 19 October 2008 .
"The annual European Conference on Information Retrieval is the main European forum for the presentation of new research results in the field of Information Retrieval. The conference encourages the submission of high quality research papers reporting original, previously unpublished results. "
For more information, please see <http://ecir09.irit.fr/access.php>.
Electronic Resources & Libraries 2009, 9 - 12 February 2009, Los Angeles, California, USA. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 15 October 2008.
"ER&L provides a forum for information professionals to explore ideas, trends, and technologies related to electronic resources and digital services."
For more information, please see <http://electroniclibrarian.org/ocs/index.php/erl/>.
Connecting to Collections, Institute of Museum and Library Services. Call for proposals. The submission deadline is 16 October 2008.
"The Statewide Planning Grants, an important component of the Connecting to Collections initiative, aim to foster partnerships among organizations in a state, commonwealth, or territory to implement recommendations of the Heritage Health Index. According to the recommendations, organizations that hold collections in the public trust must:
"Over the next two years, IMLS intends to award a grant to each eligible state, commonwealth, or territory to advance their collective conservation goals guided by the Heritage Health Index recommendations."
For more information, please see <http://www.imls.gov/collections/grants/planning.htm>.
IADIS International Conference e-Society 2009, 25 - 28 February 2009, Barcelona, Spain. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 20 October 2008.
"The IADIS e-Society 2009 conference aims to address the main issues of concern within the Information Society. This conference covers both the technical as well as the non-technical aspects of the Information Society. Broad areas of interest are eSociety and Digital Divide, eBusiness/eCommerce, eLearning, New Media and E-Society, Digital Services in ESociety, eGovernment/eGovernance, eHealth, Information Systems, and Information Management."
For more information, please see <http://www.esociety-conf.org/>.
5th International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies (WEBIST), 23 - 26 March, Lisboa, Portugal. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 29 October 2008.
"The purpose of the 5th International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies (WEBIST) is to bring together researchers, engineers and practitioners interested in the technological advances and business applications of web-based information systems. The conference has four main track, covering different aspects of Web Information Systems, including Internet Technology, Web Interfaces and Applications, Society, e-Communities, e-Business and, last but not least, e-Learning."
For more information, please see <http://www.webist.org/>.
6th International Conference on Information Technology: New Generations ITNG 2009, 27 - 29 April 2009, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Call for papers: Social Computing Track. The submission deadline is 7 November 2008.
"Social computing (also known as Web 2.0 and social media) has drawn much interest in academia, the information technology industry and among Internet users. This track at ITNG 2009 is therefore timely, and will serve as a platform for those researching this area. Submissions may include research, system, evaluation, policy and position papers."
For more information, please see <http://www3.ntu.edu.sg/home/ashlgoh/itng2009/index.html>.
International Conference on Computer Supported Education(CSEDU), 23 - 26 March 2009, Lisboa, Portugal. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 18 November 2008.
"CSEDU...aims at becoming a yearly meeting place for presenting and discussing new educational environments, best practices and case studies on innovative technology-based learning strategies, institutional policies on computer supported education including open and distance education, using computers. In particular, the Web is currently a preferred medium for distance learning and the learning practice in this context is usually referred to as e-learning. CSEDU-2009 is expected to give an overview of the state of the art as well as upcoming trends, and to promote discussion about the pedagogical potential of new learning and educational technologies in the academic and corporate world. "
For more information, please see <http://www.csedu.org/>.
11th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems (ICEIS), 6 - 10 May 2009, Milan, Italy. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 28 November 2008.
"The purpose of the 11th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems (ICEIS) is to bring together researchers, engineers and practitioners interested in the advances and business applications of information systems. Five simultaneous tracks will be held, covering different aspects of Enterprise Information Systems Applications, including Enterprise Database Technology, Systems Integration, Artificial Intelligence, Decision Support Systems, Information Systems Analysis and Specification, Internet Computing, Electronic Commerce and Human Factors."
For more information, please see <http://www.iceis.org/>.
Internet Librarian International 2008, 16 - 17 October 2008, London, United Kingdom.
" Technological change and development over the past decade has been breathtaking, but the challenge remains the same: to understand the impact on and benefits to your library or information centre. Internet Librarian International always meets that challenge head on."
For more information, please see <http://www.internet-librarian.com/index.shtml>.
CaSTA 2008 New Directions in Text Analysis, 16 - 18 October 2008, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.
"The series of CaSTA conferences grew out of TAPoR (Text Analysis Portal for Research, a major CFI initiative) for the purpose of networking and communicating innovative research among scholars working in the field of digital text analysis."
For more information, please see <https://ocs.usask.ca/ocs/index.php/casta/casta08/index/>.
VSMM 2008: Digital Heritage: Our Hi-tech-STORY for the Future, 20 - 26 October 2008, Limassol, Cyprus.
"The event will provide an opportunity to exchange opinions, experiences and proposals on the best practice and tools to document, preserve and manage the Cultural Heritage, whether architectural, archaeological and/or natural. The main goal of the event is to illustrate the programs underway, whether organised by public bodies (e.g. UNESCO, European Union, National States, etc.) or by private foundations (e.g. Getty Foundation, World Heritage Foundation, etc.) in order to promote a common approach to the tasks of recording, documenting, protecting and managing the World Cultural Heritage."
For more information, please see <http://www.vsmm2008.org/>.
5th International Conference on Knowledge Management (ICKM2008), 23 - 24 October 2008, Columbus, Ohio, USA.
The theme of this year's conference is "Knowledge Management Competencies & Professionalism" and it will feature several invited talks as well as paper presentations and panels.
For more information, please see <http://www.ickm2008.org/>.
'On the Record' A Forum on Electronic Media and the Preservation of News, 23 - 24 October 2008, New York, New York, USA.
"'On the Record' will bring individuals from journalism and the news media, academia, business, policy research, together with those who map library strategies for collecting and preservation to explore these challenges. Participants will explore the myriad new ways in which news content is created, distributed and consumed, and engage in focused discussions to formulate innovative strategies for preservation and access to these materials."
For more information, please see <http://www.crl.edu/grn/news-conference/>.
ASIS&T 2008 Annual Meeting: People Transforming Information - Information Transforming People, 24 - 29 October 2008, Columbus, Ohio, USA.
"A great deal of attention has been paid to the rapid growth of the internet, proliferation of information especially born-digital content, and the development of technologies in response to these trends. Viewing this changing landscape through a lens of the human and social condition would lead to better understanding how human needs drive, are served by and change information and technology. We anticipate an exploration of the human condition from the individual to society as a whole. ASIS&T 2008 will focus on how people transform information as well as how information transforms people."
For more information, please see <http://www.asis.org/Conferences/AM08/>.
WebMedia 2008, 26 - 29 October 2008, Vila Velha, Espírito Santo, Brazil.
"Supported by the Brazilian Computer Society (SBC), WebMedia has been, since 1995, the most important Brazilian forum for presentations, tutorials and discussions on recent advances in research and technology related to Multimedia, Hypermedia and the Web."
For more information, please see <http://www.inf.ufes.br/webmedia2008/webmedia2008_home.html>.
CIKM 2008 - ACM 17th Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, 26 - 30 October 2008, Napa, California, USA.
"Since 1992, the ACM Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM) has successfully brought together leading researchers and developers from the database, information retrieval, and knowledge management communities. The purpose of the conference is to identify challenging problems facing the development of future knowledge and information systems, and to shape future research directions through the publication of high quality, applied and theoretical research findings."
For more information, please see <http://www.cikm2008.org/>.
7th International Semantic Web Conference, 26 - 30 October 2008, Karlsruhe, Germany.
"ISWC is a major international forum where visionary and state-of-the-art research of all aspects of the Semantic Web are presented."
For more information, please see <http://iswc2008.semanticweb.org/>.
International Conference on Soft Computing as Transdisciplinary Science and Technology, 27 - 31 October 2008, Paris, France.
" This advanced conference brings together international soft computing/computational intelligence/artificial intelligence researchers, developers, practitioners, and users. The aim of CSTST (previously called WSTST) is to serve as a forum to present current and future work as well as to exchange research ideas in this field."
For more information, please see <http://sigappfr.acm.org/cstst08/index.php>.
DPE, Planets and CASPAR Third Annual Conference: Costs, Benefits and Motivations for Digital Preservation, 28 - 30 October 2008, Nice, France.
"This Conference aims to attract digital content owners and managers, bringing them together with the leading experts in digital preservation, to make them aware of the challenges and to present the solutions developed and identified by DPE, Planets and CASPAR, the main preservation projects co-funded by the European Commission. Unique to this conference will be the heavy emphasis on practical demonstrations of preservation solutions that can be adopted and implemented today."
For more information, please see <http://www.wepreserve.eu/events/nice-2008/>.
ACM International Conference on Multimedia, 27 October - 1 November 2008, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
"ACM Multimedia 2008 invites your participation in the premier annual multimedia conference, covering all aspects of multimedia computing: from underlying technologies to applications, theory to practice, and servers to networks to devices."
For more information, please see <http://www.mcrlab.uottawa.ca/acmmm2008/>.
EDUCAUSE 2008 Annual Conference, 28 - 31 October 2008, Orlando, Florida, USA.
"The conference program, "Interaction, Ideas, Inspiration," will include preconference seminars; track and poster sessions; small group meetings; and corporate exhibits, presentations, and workshops."
For more information, please see <http://www.educause.edu/e08>.
International Conference on Web Reasoning and Rule Systems (RR), 31 October 2008 - 2 November 2008, 31 October - 2 November 2008, Karlsruhe, Germany.
"The International Conference on Web Reasoning and Rule Systems (RR) aims to be the major forum for discussion and dissemination of new results concerning Web Reasoning and Rule Systems."
For more information, please see <http://www.rr-conference.org/RR2008>.
FOIS 2008, the 5th International Conference on Formal Ontology in Information Systems, 31 October 2008 - 3 November 2008, Saarbrücken, Germany.
"Since its inception ten years ago, the International Conference on Formal Ontology in Information Systems has explored the multiple perspectives on the notion of ontology that have arisen from such diverse research communities as philosophy, logic, computer science, cognitive science, linguistics, and various scientific domains...FOIS is intended to be a forum in which to explore the interplay between the theoretical insights of formal ontology and their application to information systems and emerging semantic technologies."
For more information, please see <http://fois08.dfki.de/joomla/>.
The 14th Annual Sloan-C International Conference on Online Learning, 5 - 7 November 2008, Orlando, Florida, USA.
"Distance learning is one of the most talked-about topics today in higher education and corporate training. Asynchronous learning is the fastest-growing approach to distance learning. This conference, which will provide the latest information on asynchronous learning programs, processes, packages, and protocols, is geared to both experienced professionals and interested newcomers to online learning who hail from a variety of work sectors, including higher education, continuing education, business, government, health care, professional associations, and nonprofit organizations."
For more information, please see <http://www.sloan-c.org/conference/index.asp>.
CHArt (Computers and the History of Art) 24th Annual Conference, 6 - 7 November 2008, London, United Kingdom.
"This year's CHArt conference takes seeing as its theme [Seeing... Vision and Perception in a Digital Culture] and the associated questions of vision, perception, visibility and invisibility, blindness and insight all in the context of our contemporary digital culture in which our eyes are assaulted by ever greater amounts of visual stimulus, while we are also increasingly being surveyed, on a continual basis."
For more information, please see <http://www.chart.ac.uk/chart2008/index.html>.
TEI: Supporting Cultural Heritage Research, 6 - 8 November 2008, London, United Kingdom.
"This year, the three-days event will include a full academic conference program with invited speakers, peer-reviewed papers, posters, tool demonstrations, and meetings of the TEI Special Interest Groups. The meeting is open to all and free of charge for the TEI consortium subscribers, institutional members, and invited guests."
For more information, please see <http://www.cch.kcl.ac.uk/tei2008/>.
8th Annual Brick and Click Libraries - An Academic Library Symposium, 7 November 2008, Maryville, Missouri, USA.
"In order to successfully support the academic information needs of both on-ground (brick) and online (click) students, library professionals and paraprofessionals must continually expand their knowledge base and awareness of new resources and applications. "
For more information, please see <http://www.nwmissouri.edu/library/brickandclick/index.html>.
ARTECH 2008: 4th International Conference on Digital Arts, 7 - 8 November 2008, Porto, Portugal.
"Artech 2008 is the fourth international workshop held in Portugal and Galicia on the topic of Digital Arts. It aims to promote contacts between Iberian and International contributors concerned with the conception, production and dissemination of Digital and Electronic Art. Artech 2008 brings the scientific, technological and artistic community together, promoting the interest in the digital culture and its intersection with art and technology as an important research field, a common space for discussion, an exchange of experiences, a forum for emerging digital artists and a way of understanding and appreciating new forms of cultural expression."
For more information, please see <http://artes.ucp.pt/artech2008/>.
Berlin 6 Open Access Conference, 11 - 13 November 2008, Dusseldorf, Germany.
"The fifth follow-up conference to this event...will assess the global state of Open Access in 2008: its successes as a model for making scientific information more broadly available and the challenges it creates for established models of disseminating research results."
For more information, please see <http://www.berlin6.org/>.
Sofia 2008: Globalization and the Management of Information Resources, 12 - 14 November 2008, Sofia, Bulgaria.
"This conference series has proven to be extremely popular, having attracted attendees from more than thirty countries. This series is designed to explore the impact of globalization and change on the development of libraries, information infrastructure, and society."
For more information, please see <http://slim.emporia.edu/globenet/Sofia2008/>.
Museum Computer Network (MCN) 2008 Annual Conference, 12 - 15 November 2008, Washington, DC, USA.
"The MCN Conference topics are:
For more information, please see <http://www.mcn.edu/conferences/>.
Third IEEE International Conference on Digital Information Management (ICDIM 2008), 13 - 16 November 2008, London, United Kingdom.
"The International Conference on Digital Information Management is a multidisciplinary conference on digital information management, science and technology. The principal aim of this conference is to bring people in academia, research laboratories and industry and offer a collaborative platform to address the emerging issues and solutions in digital information science and technology."
For more information, please see <http://www.icdim.org/default.php>.
2008 SPARC Institutional Repositories Meeting, 17 - 18 November 2008, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
"Coming on the heels of two groundbreaking U.S. developments a recent vote by Harvard's Faculty of Arts and Sciences enabling the university to offer access to their articles in an institutional repository and implementation of a new National Institutes of Health public access policy as well as unprecedented advancement in the international sphere over the past year, the meeting will enable stakeholders to explore next steps for the burgeoning open archiving movement."
For more information, please see <http://www.arl.org/sparc/meetings/ir08.html>.
International Conference of Asian Special Libraries (ICoASL 2008), 26 - 28 November 2008, New Delhi, India.
"The principal objective of this international event is to provide a platform for brainstorming sessions relevant to Information Professionals in Asia with a global perspective. This conference will offer an opportunity to put forth innovative ideas, debate some of the classical ideas, and promote closer cooperation and development among information professionals. Specifically, it will solicit to high quality of research and provide an international platform for researchers, developers and practitioners to present applied and theoretical research findings. It will also engage in discussions oriented towards identifying the challenging problems faced to information professionals, and help them to shape the future direction of research. "
For more information, please see <http://units.sla.org/chapter/cas/ICoASL2008.html>.
(Unless otherwise noted, text above enclosed in quotation marks is quoted from the web sites for those items or events or from press releases received by D-Lib Magazine from the hosting or event-affiliated organizations.)
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