Ensuring the Integrity, Accessibility, and Stewardship of Research Data in the Digital Age, Committee on Ensuring the Utility and Integrity of Research Data in a Digital Age; National Academy of Sciences, 2009.
"Ensuring the Integrity, Accessibility, and Stewardship of Research Data in the Digital Age examines the consequences of the changes affecting research data with respect to three issues integrity, accessibility, and stewardship and finds a need for a new approach to the design and the management of research projects. The report recommends that all researchers receive appropriate training in the management of research data, and calls on researchers to make all research data, methods, and other information underlying results publicly accessible in a timely manner."
For more information, please see <http://books.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=12615>.
Online Learning as a Strategic Asset: Volume I: A Resource for Campus Leaders, © Association of Public and Land-grant Universities, August 2009.
"Online learning is a complex undertaking that holds great potential as a teaching and learning mode that public colleges and universities may strategically employ to achieve broad institutional priorities and contribute to the attainment of national goals. The APLU-Sloan National Commission on Online Learning Benchmarking Study was designed to illuminate how public institutions develop and implement the key organizational strategies, processes, and procedures that contribute to successful and robust online learning initiatives....The Online Commission has developed a set of observations about successful strategic online learning initiatives. These observations are based on 231 Institutional Interviews with administrators, faculty, and students at 45 public institutions across the country and close to 11,000 responses from a national Faculty Survey."
For more information, please see <http://www.aplu.org/NetCommunity/Page.aspx?pid=1348>.
Online Learning as a Strategic Asset: Volume II: The Paradox of Faculty Voices: Views and Experiences with Online Learning, by Jeff Seaman, © Association of Public and Land-grant Universities, August 2009.
From the Background to the report: "The key observations and findings from the Benchmarking Study are contained in two volumes: Online Learning as a Strategic Asset: Volume I: A Resource for Campus Leaders and this volume, The Paradox of Faculty Voices: Views and Experiences with Online Learning. This second volume is a detailed analysis of the Faculty Survey portion of the Benchmarking Study. It examines the contours of the faculty who design and deliver online content, as well as their attitudes toward many of the fundamental aspects of online learning, including time and effort, institutional support and incentives, and perceptions of the quality of learning outcomes."
For more information, please see <http://www.aplu.org/NetCommunity/Page.aspx?pid=1348>.
The Internet and Civic Engagement, by Aaron Smith, Kay Lehman Schlozman, Sidney Verba, Henry Brad, Pew Internet & American Life Project, September 1, 2009.
From the Overview: "Political and civic involvement have long been dominated by those with high levels of income and education, leading some advocates to hope that internet-based engagement might alter this pattern. However, a new report by the Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project shows that the internet is not changing the fundamental socio-economic character of civic engagement in America. When it comes to online activities such as contributing money, contacting a government official or signing an online petition, the wealthy and well-educated continue to lead the way. Still, there are hints that the new forms of civic engagement anchored in blogs and social networking sites could alter long-standing patterns."
For more information, please see <http://www.pewinternet.org/Reports/2009/15--The-Internet-and-Civic-Engagement.aspx>.
Evaluation of Evidence-Based Practices in Online Learning: A Meta-Analysis and Review of Online Learning Studies, prepared by Barbara Means, Yukie Toyama, Robert Murphy, Marianne Bakia, and Karla Jones, Center for Technology in Learning for the U.S. Department of Education Office of Planning, Evaluation, and Policy Development Policy and Program Studies Service, 2009.
"The findings presented here are derived from (a) a systematic search for empirical studies of the effectiveness of online learning and (b) a meta-analysis of those studies from which effect sizes that contrasted online and face-to-face instruction could be extracted or estimated. A narrative summary of studies comparing different forms of online learning is also provided....This meta-analysis and review of empirical online learning research are part of a broader study of practices in online learning being conducted by SRI International for the Policy and Program Studies Service of the U.S. Department of Education. The goal of the study as a whole is to provide policy-makers, administrators and educators with research-based guidance about how to implement online learning for K-12 education and teacher preparation."
For more information, please see <http://www.ed.gov/rschstat/eval/tech/evidence-based-practices/finalreport.pdf>.
The Future of Scholarly Journals Publishing Among Social Science and Humanities Associations, by Mary Waltham, Publishing Consultant for the National Humanities Alliance, 2009.
From the Executive Summary: "This initial "Future of Scholarly Journals Publishing Among Social Science and Humanities Associations" study involved collaboration by 8 leading US-based associations, and set out to build and test some tools and methods to help address the lack of business information on scholarly journal publishing at a pivotal time when financial models are changing."
For more information, please see <http://www.nhalliance.org/bm~doc/hssreport.pdf>.
Sustaining Digital Resources: An On-the-Ground View of Projects Today: Ithaka Case Studies in Sustainability, prepared by Nancy L. Maron, K. Kirby Smith and Matthew Loy. Produced and funded by JISC, with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the National Science Foundation, July 2009.
From the project web site: "Tens of millions of dollars, pounds, and euros are invested each year by government agencies and private foundations to develop and support digital resources in the not-for-profit sector. As budgets tighten, will these digital resources be able to survive and thrive?"
"This question is at the heart of the Ithaka Case Studies in Sustainability project, a multi-year, international exploration of the strategies being used to support digital initiatives over the long term. Twelve detailed case studies present the steps project leaders have taken to achieve this, with special attention paid to their strategies for cost management and revenue generation. These studies include financial data, and explore the decision-making process that project leaders undertake when experimenting with different strategies to find the best fit for their organization."
For more information, please see <http://www.ithaka.org/ithaka-s-r/strategy/ithaka-case-studies-in-sustainability>.
Effective Practice in a Digital Age: A guide to technology-enhanced learning and teaching, © Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE), on behalf of Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC), 2009.
"Effective Practice in a Digital Age is designed for those in further and higher education whose focus is on designing and supporting learning: academic staff, lecturers, tutors and learning support staff, facilitators, learning technologists and staff developers. What unites this diverse group is their interest in enhancing the quality of learning and teaching, and a curiosity about how technology can assist them."
For more information, please see <http://www.jisc.ac.uk/publications/documents/effectivepracticedigitalage.aspx>.
The Audience for Online Video-Sharing Sites Shoots Up, by Mary Madden, Pew Internet & American Life Project, July 29, 2009.
From the Overview: "According to an April 2009 survey by the Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project, the share of online adults who watch videos on video-sharing sites has nearly doubled since 2006. Fully 62% of adult internet users have watched video on these sites, up from just 33% who reported this in December 2006."
For more information, please see <http://www.pewinternet.org/Reports/2009/13--The-Audience-for-Online-VideoSharing-Sites-Shoots-Up.aspx>.
Protection for Pre-1972 Sound Recordings under State Law and Its Impact on Use by Nonprofit Institutions: A 10-State Analysis, Commissioned for and sponsored by the National Recording Preservation Board, Library of Congress, Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR), September 2009, CLIR pub 146.
From the Abstract: "This is the third of three studies of copyright and sound recordings commissioned by the National Recording Preservation Board (NRPB) in support of the congressionally mandated study of the state of audio preservation in the United States. All three studies have focused on how laws pertaining to sound recordings made before 1972 affect preservation of and access to audio recordings. As readers of the previous two studies know, sound recordings made before February 15, 1972, do not benefit from federal copyright protection. In the absence of a national law, in the late 1960s and early 1970s, individual states passed anti-piracy and other laws to protect producers of sound recordings from unauthorized duplication and sale of recordings."
For more information, please see <http://www.clir.org/pubs/abstract/pub146abst.html>.
Proceedings of the DigCCurr2009 Conference. The proceedings may be downloaded free or purchased in print for $15.06.
"DigCCurr2009 was held on April 1-3, 2009 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina as part of the Preserving Access to Our Digital Future: Building an International Digital Curation Curriculum (DigCCurr) project. DigCCurr is a three-year (2006-2009), Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)-funded project to develop a graduate-level curricular framework, course modules, and experiential components to prepare students for digital curation in various environments."
For more information, please see <http://stores.lulu.com/DigCCurr2009>.
Wireless Internet Use, by John Horrigan, Pew Internet & American Life Project, July 22, 2009.
From the Overview: "An April 2009 survey by the Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project shows that 56% of adult Americans have accessed the internet by wireless means, such as using a laptop, mobile device, game console, or MP3 player. The most prevalent way people get online using a wireless network is with a laptop computer; 39% of adults have done this. The report also finds rising levels of Americans using the internet on a mobile handset. One-third of Americans (32%) have used a cell phone or Smartphone to access the internet for emailing, instant-messaging, or information-seeking. This level of mobile internet is up by one-third since December 2007, when 24% of Americans had ever used the internet on a mobile device."
For more information, please see <http://www.pewinternet.org/Reports/2009/12-Wireless-Internet-Use.aspx>.
A future for our digital memory: permanent access to information in the Netherlands, English-language summary, edited by Inge Angevaare, NCDD - Netherlands Coalition for Digital Preservation, September 1, 2009.
"In order to underpin its strategy, the NCDD decided to build a detailed picture of the current situation in the public sector in the Netherlands. Can institutions or domains be identified which have successfully risen to the challenge of digital preservation and permanent access? What categories of data are in danger of being lost? How can the risks be managed? The so-called National Digital Preservation Survey was funded by the Ministry of Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, and was held in the first six months of 2009."
For more information, please see <http://www.ncdd.nl/en/activiteiten-natverkenning.php>.
Technology Watch Report: Preserving Geospatial Data, by Guy McGarva of the University of Edinburgh, with contributions from Steve Morris (NCSU) and Greg Janée (UCSB) for the Digital Preservation Coalition.
"This report is the seventh in a series....Commenting on this latest addition, William Kilbride Executive Director of the DPC said, 'Geo-spatial technologies are set to become one of transformative technologies of the next decade. The growing prevalence of location-aware services already points to this. But time and space go together. This report sets a premium on long term access to spatial data, and it provides practical recommendations as to how to secure that long-term.'"
For more information, please see <http://www.dpconline.org/docs/reports/dpctw09-01.pdf>.
Video Use and Higher Education: Options for the Future, June 2009. This report is based on the findings of a study designed and funded by Copyright Clearance Center and conducted by Intelligent Television with the cooperation of New York University.
From the Introduction: "The Copyright Clearance Center (CCC), Intelligent Television, and New York University Libraries embarked on [this] study to investigate video use across university departments and disciplines. The Video and Higher Education Project interviewed 45 faculty in more than 18 disciplines and departments across 20 institutions."
For more information, please see <http://library.nyu.edu/about/Video_Use_in_Higher_Education.pdf>.
From the Abstract: "Cloud computing is the delivery of scalable IT resources over the Internet, as opposed to hosting and operating those resources locally, such as on a college or university network. Those resources can include applications and services, as well as the infrastructure on which they operate. By deploying IT infrastructure and services over the network, an organization can purchase these resources on an as-needed basis and avoid the capital costs of software and hardware."
For more information, please see <http://www.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/EST0902.pdf>.
Library of Congress Digital Preservation Newsletter, September 2009 issue.
"The September 2009 Issue 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/200909.pdf>.
Library of Congress Digital Preservation Newsletter, August 2009 issue.
"In this issue:
For more information, please see <http://www.digitalpreservation.gov/news/newsletter/200908.pdf>.
PARSE.Insight Newsletter, Number 1 (July 2009).
"This Newsletter summarizes the first year's goals and achievements of PARSE.Insight (http://www.parse-insight.eu/), a two-year project co-funded by the European Union under the Seventh Framework Programme. It is concerned with the preservation of digital information in science, from primary data through analysis to the final publications resulting from the research."
For more information, please see <http://www.parse-insight.eu/>.
nestor Newsletter, Issue 17, June 2009.
"This issue is the last nestor Newsletter to be issued during the nestor project phase. The next Newsletter will be published by the permanent nestor cooperation association."
For more information, please see <http://nestor.sub.uni-goettingen.de/newsletter/index.php?lang=en>.
Planetarium: The News Bulletin of the Planets Programme, Issue 7, July 2009.
"This issue features a spotlight on Characterisation, which explores digital object migration. This issue also includes articles about the recent Market Survey, how Planets tools can be integrated into archives and libraries, and other topics."
For more information, please see <http://www.planets-project.eu/docs/newsletters/Planetarium7_July09.pdf>.
Point to Point
Web2practice user guides, Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC).
"The web2practice guides explain how emergent web technologies like RSS, microblogging and social media can enhance your working practice. Each guide consists of a short animated video explaining the key concepts, supported by a more in-depth printable overview of the topic, covering the potential uses, risks and how to get started. The guides and the resources used to create them can be downloaded, modified and shared under a creative commons licence."
For more information, please see <http://web2practice.jiscinvolve.org>.
Webjunction Social Networking & Web Tools, Online Computer Library Center, Inc.
"The next generation of the Web (known as Web 2.0 or the "participatory web") brought innovations that turned the Web from a read-only environment into an online community where people meet, exchange information, collaborate, and communicate. Examples of the web-based tools that make this possible are wikis, photo- and video-sharing sites, blogs, tagging, and social networking sites. Specific examples of sites that use these tools are Wikipedia, Flickr, YouTube, Twitter, Del.icio.us, and Facebook." This site provides links to information about Social Networking sites and tools.
For more information, please see <http://www.webjunction.org/technology/web-tools>.
Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography (SEPB), Charles W. Bailey, Jr. Version 76: 9/8/2009.
"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 works that are freely available on the Internet, including e-prints in disciplinary archives and institutional repositories."
For more information, please see <http://www.digital-scholarship.org/sepb/sepb.html>.
Google Book Search Bibliography, Version 5, Charles W. Bailey, Jr.
"This bibliography presents selected English-language articles and other works that are useful in understanding Google Book Search. It primarily focuses on the evolution of Google Book Search and the legal, library, and social issues associated with it. Where possible, links are provided to works that are freely available on the Internet, including e-prints in disciplinary archives and institutional repositories."
For more information, please see <http://www.digital-scholarship.org/gbsb/gbsb.htm>.
Calls for Participation
International Joint Conferences on Computer, Information, and Systems Sciences, and Engineering (CISSE 09), 4 - 12 December 2009. This is an online conference. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 12 October 2009.
"CISSE 2009 provides a virtual forum for presentation and discussion of the state-of-the-art research on computers, information and systems sciences and engineering. CISSE 2009 is the fifth conference of the CISSE series of e-conferences."
For more information, please see <http://cisse2009online.org/>.
International Conference on Digital Libraries (ICDL 2010), 23 - 26 February 2010, New Delhi, India. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 15 October 2009.
"The theme of the conference is 'Digital Libraries: Shaping the Information Paradigm,' and the focus is on the strengths and potential of digital libraries and their role in education, cultural, social and economic development."
For more information, please see <http://www.teriin.org/events/icdl/>.
emtacl10 - emerging technologies in academic libraries, 26 - 28 April 2010, Trondheim, Norway. Call for papers. The submission deadline for abstracts is 15 October 2009.
"Emerging technologies and evolving user behaviour change the rules of the game for academic libraries. Emerging technologies include new ways of using existing technologies and totally new, disruptive technologies....This is a new international conference for academic librarians, information professionals, academic staff, students, library system developers and suppliers, among others. The conference aims to provide answers to the following questions: What can academic libraries do to address change? How can we adapt? Which technologies can/should/must we use/create?"
For more information, please see <http://www.emtacl.com/>.
International Conference on Computer Supported Education (CSEDU), 7 - 10 April 2010, Valencia, Spain. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 21 October 2009.
"CSEDU 2010 (The International Conference on Computer Supported Education) 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-2010 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/>.
International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies (WEBIST), 7 - 10 April 2010, Valencia, Spain. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 21 October 2009.
"The purpose of the 6th 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 Web Intelligence."
For more information, please see <http://www.webist.org/>.
FOIS 2010 6th International Conference on Formal Ontology in Information Systems, 11 - 14 May 2010, Toronto, Canada. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 23 October 2009.
"Ontology began life in ancient times as a fundamental part of philosophical enquiry concerned with the analysis and categorisation of what exists. In recent years, the subject has taken a practical turn with the advent of complex computerised information systems which are reliant on robust and coherent representations of their subject matter. The systematisation and elaboration of such representations and their associated reasoning techniques constitute the modern discipline of formal ontology, which is now being applied to such diverse domains as artificial intelligence, computational linguistics, bioinformatics, GIS, knowledge engineering, information retrieval, and the Semantic Web. Researchers in all these areas are becoming increasingly aware of the need for serious engagement with ontology, understood as a general theory of the types of entities and relations making up their respective domains of enquiry, to provide a solid foundation for their work. FOIS is intended to provide a meeting point for researchers from these and other disciplines with an interest in formal ontology, where both theoretical issues and concrete applications can be explored in a spirit of genuine interdisciplinarity."
For more information, please see <http://fois2010.mie.utoronto.ca/>.
Electronic Resources & Libraries 2010, 1 - 3 February 2010, Austin, Texas, USA. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 30 October 2009.
"ER&L provides a forum for information professionals to explore ideas, trends, and technologies related to electronic resources and digital services. The idea of this event is to bring together stakeholders inside and outside of the library to look at the impact the digital environment has on library collections, access to resources, and our organizations."
For more information, please see <http://www.electroniclibrarian.org/erlwiki/ER%26L>.
IADIS International Conference e-Society 2010, 18 -21 May 2010, Porto, Portugal. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 30 October 2009.
"The IADIS e-Society 2010 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/>.
IADIS International Conference Mobile Learning 2010, 19 - 21 March 2010, Porto, Portugal. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 30 October 2009.
"Since its inauguration in 2005, the IADIS Mobile Learning conference series has provided a forum to present, discuss and promote international mobile learning research."
For more information, please see <http://www.mlearning-conf.org/>.
IMLS (Institute for Museum and Library Services) Call for 2010 Museums for America Grant Applications. The submission deadline is 2 November 2009.
"Museums for America grants strengthen a museum's ability to serve the public more effectively by supporting high-priority activities that advance the institution's mission and strategic goals. Museums for America grants are designed to be flexible: funds can be used for a wide variety of projects, including ongoing museum work, research and other behind-the-scenes activities, planning, new programs, purchase of equipment or services, and activities that will support the efforts of museums to upgrade and integrate new technologies. IMLS also welcomes proposals that promote the skills necessary to develop 21st century communities, citizens, and workers."
For more information, please see <http://www.imls.gov/applicants/grants/forAmerica.shtm>.
Twelfth International Conference on the Principles of Knowledge Representation and Reasoning, 9 - 13 May 2010, Toronto, Canada. Call for papers. Submit title and abstract by 20 November 2009 and full papers by 30 November 2009.
"Knowledge Representation and Reasoning (KR&R) is a vibrant and exciting field of human endeavour. KR&R techniques are key drivers of innovation in computer science, and they have led to significant advances in practical applications in a wide range of areas from Artificial Intelligence to Software Engineering. Explicit representations of knowledge manipulated by reasoning engines are an integral and crucial component of intelligent systems. Semantic web technologies, the design of software agents and bio-Informatics technologies, in particular, provide significant challenges for KR&R."
For more information, please see <http://kr.org/KR2010/>.
2nd International Conference on Imaging Theory and Applications (IMAGAPP), 17 - 21 May 2010, Angers, France. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 22 November 2009.
"The 2nd International Conference on Imaging Theory and Applications (IMAGAPP) aims at becoming a major point of contact between researchers, engineers and practitioners in Computer Graphics. The conference will be structured along four main tracks, covering different aspects related to Imaging, from Imaging Theory to Imaging Applications and Imaging Technologies."
For more information, please see <http://imagapp.visigrapp.org/>.
5th International Conference on Computer Vision Theory and Applications (VISAPP), 17 - 21 May 2010, Angers, France. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 22 November 2009.
"The 5th International Conference on Computer Vision Theory and Applications (VISAPP) ... [will cover]... different aspects related to computer vision, from Image Formation to Image Understanding including Motion Analysis and Stereo Vision."
For more information, please see <http://visapp.visigrapp.org/>.
5th International Conference on Computer Graphics Theory and Applications (GRAPP), 17 - 21 May 2010, Angers, France. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 22 November 2009.
"The 5th International Conference on Computer Graphics Theory and Applications (GRAPP) ... will be structured along four main tracks, covering different aspects related to Computer Graphics, from Modelling to Rendering, including Animation and Interactive Environments."
For more information, please see <http://grapp.visigrapp.org/>.
Joint Technical Symposium 2010: Digital Challenges and Digital Opportunities in Audiovisual Archiving, 2 - 5 May 2010, Oslo, Norway. Call for papers. The preliminary submission deadline is 1 December 2009.
"JTS is the international meeting for organisations and individuals involved in the preservation and restoration of original image and sound materials....We welcome presentation proposals on any aspect of media archiving."
For more information, please see <http://www.jts2010.org/>.
Internet Librarian International 2009, 15 - 16 October 2009, London, United Kingdom.
"In recent years, technological change and development within information environments 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 continues to meet that challenge head on."
For more information, please see <http://www.internet-librarian.com/index.php>.
Fall Forum: An Age of Discovery: Distinctive Collections in the Digital Age, 15 - 16 October 2009, Washington, DC, USA.
"The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) are co-hosting this Forum....The Forum builds on the work of the ARL Special Collections Working Group. The goal is to focus attention on opportunities available in the digital environment for leveraging the strengths of special collections, making them more widely accessible. The co-hosts seek to bring together librarians, archivists, and others with responsibilities for stewarding special and distinctive resources, and to identify strategies for advancing this goal."
For more information, please see <http://www.arl.org/events/fallforum/forum09/index.shtml>.
First International Conference on Cloud Computing, 19 - 21 October 2009, Munich, Germany.
"Cloud Computing is defined as a pool of virtualized computer resources. Based on this virtualization the Cloud Computing paradigm allows workloads to be deployed and scaled-out quickly through the rapid provisioning of virtual machines or physical machines. A Cloud Computing platform supports redundant, self-recovering, highly scalable programming models that allow workloads to recover from many inevitable hardware/software failures and monitoring resource use in real time for providing physical and virtual servers on which the applications can run....The goal of this Cloud Computing Symposium series is to provide a forum for researchers and practitioners to discuss all aspects of Cloud Computing. All topics of design, theory and realization are of interest."
For more information, please see <http://www.cloudcomp.eu/>.
LIBER - Digitization of Library Material in Europe, 19 - 21 October 2009, Copenhagen, The Netherlands.
"[This is] a joint workshop following up the LIBER-EBLIDA Workshop on the Digitisation of Library Material in Europe, held in The Royal Library, Copenhagen in 2007. The second edition will take place at the Royal Library of The Netherlands."
For more information, please see <http://www.libereurope.eu/node/391>.
Digital Preservation Training Programme, 19 - 21 October 2009, London, United Kingdom.
"The DPTP is a modular training programme, built around themed sessions that have been developed to assist you in designing and implementing an approach to preservation that will work for your institution. The course content is aimed at multiple levels of attendee: people from technical and archival professions come together, to learn the same standards and methods for digital preservation. The overall aim of the course is critical thinking, assessing ways of acting and planning at an organisational level."
For more information, please see <http://www.dptp.org/2009/07/course-oct09/>.
The Fifth Asia Information Retrieval Symposium (AIRS 2009), 21 - 23 October 2009, Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan.
"The Asia Information Retrieval Symposium (AIRS) aims to bring together researchers and developers to exchange new ideas and latest achievements in the field of information retrieval (IR). The scope of the symposium covers applications, systems, technologies and theory aspects of information retrieval in text, audio, image, video and multimedia data."
For more information, please see <http://www-kb.ist.hokudai.ac.jp/AIRS2009/>.
International Conference on Active Media Technology (AMT 2009), 22 - 24 October 2009, Beijing, China.
"In the great digital era, we are witnessing many rapid scientific and technological developments in human-centred, seamless computing environments, interfaces, devices, and systems with applications ranging from business and communication to entertainment and learning. These developments are collectively best characterized as Active Media Technology (AMT), a new area of intelligent information technology and computer science that emphasizes the proactive, seamless roles of interfaces and systems as well as new media in all aspects of digital life. An AMT based system offers services to enable the rapid design, implementation and support of customized solutions."
For more information, please see <http://wici-lab.org/amtbi09/amtbi.php?conf=amt>.
3rd ACM Conference on Recommender Systems, 22 - 25 October 2009, New York City, New York, USA.
"The 3rd ACM Conference on Recommender Systems builds on the success of Recommenders 06 Summer School in Bilbao, Spain; the 1st Conference in Minneapolis, USA; and the 2nd Conference in Lausanne, Switzerland. In these events many members of the practitioner and research communities valued the rich exchange of ideas made possible by the shared plenary sessions. The 3rd conference will promote the same close interaction among practitioners and researchers, reaching a wider range of participants including those from Europe and Asia."
For more information, please see <http://recsys.acm.org/index.html>.
The International Symposium on Wikis and Open Collaboration (WikiSym 2009), 25 - 27 October 2009, Orlando, Florida, USA.
"WikiSym is a symposium (conference) series dedicated to wiki and open collaboration research and practice. A wiki is a website-based collaboration tool and content management system where everyone with access to the website can read, edit, and organize the contents, usually through a simple browser interface. The technology is so flexible, however, that wikis are being used for almost any conceivable purpose."
For more information, please see <http://www.wikisym.org/>.
8th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2009), 25 - 29 October 2009, Fairfax, Virginia, USA.
"ISWC [International Semantic Web Conference] is the major international forum where the latest research results and technical innovations on all aspects of the Semantic Web are presented."
For more information, please see <http://iswc2009.semanticweb.org/>.
Internet Librarian 2009: Net Initiatives for Tough Times: Digital Publishing, Preservation & Practices, 26 - 28 October 2009, Monterey, California, USA.
"[This] conference is for information professionals who are using, developing, and embracing Internet, Intranet, and Web-based strategies in their roles as information architects and navigators, Webmasters and Web managers, content evaluators and developers, taxonomists, searchers, community builders, information providers, trainers, guides, and more."
For more information, please see <http://www.infotoday.com/il2009/>.
10th International Conference on Music Information Retrieval, 26 - 30 October 2009, Kobe, Japan.
"ISMIR...aims to open a new horizon of the exchange and discussion of ideas, issues, results, and perspectives for people of widespread areas, such as representatives of academia, industry, entertainment, and education, including researchers, developers, educators, librarians, students, and professional users. Alongside presentations of original theoretical research and practical work, ISMIR provides introductory and in-depth tutorials, and a venue for the showcase of current MIR-related products and systems."
For more information, please see <http://ismir2009.ismir.net/>.
E-LEARN 2009 - World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare & Higher Education, 26 - 30 October 2009, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
"E-Learn...is an international conference organized by the Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE) and co-sponsored by the International Journal on E-Learning. This annual conference serves as a multi-disciplinary forum for the exchange of information on research, development, and applications of all topics related to e-Learning in the Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education sectors."
For more information, please see <http://www.aace.org/conf/elearn/>.
Fifth International Symposium on Digital Libraries (V SIBD), 27 - 28 October 2009, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA.
"Under the theme 'Creating and Accessing Knowledge in the Digital era', the V SIBD gathers the experiences of previous versions organized by ISTEC and host member universities in Brazil and Spain. The Symposium intends to be a forum where the latest developments and trends on information management and digital libraries are presented."
For more information, please see <http://www.istec.org/events/ga/activities/conferences-and-seminars/v-sibd/>.
The International ACM Conference on Management of Emergent Digital EcoSystems (MEDES'09), 27 - 30 October 2009, Lyon, France.
"The International ACM Conference on Management of Emergent Digital EcoSystems (MEDES) aims to develop and bring together a diverse community from academia, research laboratories and industry interested in exploring the manifold challenges and issues related to resource management of Digital Ecosystems and how current approaches and technologies can be evolved and adapted to this end."
For more information, please see <http://sigappfr.acm.org/MEDES/09/>.
International UDC Seminar 2009: Classification at a Crossroads, 29 - 30 October 2009, The Hague, The Netherlands.
"The 'Classification at a Crossroads' conference will address the potential of classification, UDC in particular, in supporting information organization, management and resource discovery in the networked environment and will explore solutions for better subject access control and vocabulary sharing services."
For more information, please see <http://www.udcc.org/seminar2009/index.htm>.
The Universal Repository Library and guarantees for the sustainability of the digital copy, 29 - 30 October 2009, Kuopio, Finland.
"The Kuopio conferences commenced identifying the problems which library repositories had in storing and preserving these print resources. Through the first two Kuopio conferences they recognised that the problem was not with the local library, nor with the local or national repository but with the need for a global coordination of what is being preserved for research posterity. This identification of the Universal Repository Library (URL) is a recognition of the paradox facing decision-makers. The URL sharply recognises that print is with us forever, that most of it is commercially non-viable to be converted permanently to digital form and that the desired delivery vehicle is digital. It is also announces that there are rich and vital collections across all languages which should be included in this target."
For more information, please see <http://www.ifla.org/en/events/the-universal-repository-library-and-guarantees
Fourth International Conference on Digital Information Management (ICDIM 2009), 1 - 4 November 2009, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.
"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/>.
The 18th ACM Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, 2 - 6 November 2009, Hong Kong, China.
"Since 1992, 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.comp.polyu.edu.hk/conference/cikm2009/about/>.
2nd International Conference The Future of Information Sciences (INFuture), 4 - 6 November 2009, Zagreb, Croatia.
"INFuture 2009: Digital Resources and Knowledge Sharing is the second in a series of INFuture conferences focusing on creation, sharing and reuse of digital resources. The objective of the conference is to provide a platform for discussing both theoretical and practical issues."
For more information, please see <http://infoz.ffzg.hr/INFuture/>.
RuleML 2009: 3rd International Symposium on Rules, Applications and Interoperability, 5 - 7 November 2009, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
"RuleML-2009 is devoted to practical distributed rule technologies and rule-based applications which need language standards for rules (inter)operating in, e.g., the Semantic Web, Multi-Agent Systems, Event-Driven Architectures, and Service-Oriented Applications."
For more information, please see <http://www.defeasible.org/ruleml2009/>.
9th Annual Brick and Click Libraries, 6 November 2009, 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://brickandclick.org/>.
Thriving on Diversity - Information Opportunities in a Pluralistic World ASIS&T 2009 Annual Meeting, 6 - 11 November 2009, Vancouver, Canada.
"We live in a culture where countries, organizations and individuals have never been so closely linked politically, economically and socially, linkages that are founded on rapid and efficient information transfer and access. Yet we also co-exist in a world that displays its rich cultural diversity and relies upon information sharing to reinforce its plurality. ASIS&T 2009 offers participants the opportunity to explore how information research and practice can promote global communication while maintaining diversity."
For more information, please see <http://www.asis.org/Conferences/AM09/am09cfp.html>.
4th International Conference for Internet Technology and Secured Transactions 2009 (ICITST-2009), 9 - 12 November, London, United Kingdom.
"The objectives of the ICITST are to bridge the knowledge gap between academia and industry, promote research esteem in secured Internet transactions and the importance of information technology evolution to secured transactions. The ICITST-2009 invites research papers that encompass conceptual analysis, design implementation and performance evaluation."
For more information, please see <http://www.icitst.org/Home>.
2009 Conference and Members' Meeting of the Text Encoding Initiative Consortium, 9 - 15 November 2009, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.
"The conference program, organized around the theme 'text encoding in the era of mass digitization,' will feature keynote lectures, parallel sessions, the annual TEI business meeting, a poster session/tools demonstration and slam, and special interest group (SIG) meetings."
For more information, please see <http://www.lib.umich.edu/spo/teimeeting09/>.
Center for Intellectual Property Online Workshop: Licensing Digital Course Materials, 9 - 20 November 2009, (Register by November 2, 2009.)
"This online workshop will be presented in four modules, in which you will learn the basics of licensing law, ways to manage the many licenses you handle, and desirable and undesirable license terms."
For more information, please see <http://www.umuc.edu/distance/odell/cip/ipa/workshops.shtml#licensing>.
Access Services Conference 2009, 11 - 13 November 2009, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
"The Access Services Conference is an opportunity for individuals working in all areas of Access Services in Libraries to gather information and communicate with other professionals about Circulation, Reserves, Interlibrary Loan, Student Worker Management, Security, and other topics of interest."
For more information, please see <https://conferences.library.gatech.edu/access/index.php/access/access09>.
37th Annual Museum Computer Network (MCN) Conference, 11 - 14 November 2009, Portland, Oregon, USA.
"The Museum Computer Network (MCN) supports the greater museum community by providing continuing opportunities to explore, implement, and disseminate new technologies and best practices in the field."
For more information, please see <http://www.mcn.edu/conferences/index.asp>.
International Conference on Information Theory and Engineering (ICITE 2009), 13 - 15 November 2009, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia.
"The idea of the conference is for the scientists, scholars, engineers and students from the Universities all around the world and others from industry to present ongoing research activities, and hence to foster research relations between the Universities and industry."
For more information, please see <http://www.iacsit.org/icite/index.htm>.
Chicago Colloquium on Digital Humanities and Computer Science (DHCS), 14 - 16 November 2009, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
"The goal of the 2009 DHCS Colloquium, as in previous years, is to bring together scholars and researchers in both the Humanities and Computer Science to collaborate on deepening the current state of Digital Humanities as a field of intellectual inquiry and to identify and explore new directions and perspectives for future research."
For more information, please see <http://dhcs.iit.edu/>.
Annual Symposium of the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA), 14 - 18 November 2009, San Francisco, California, USA.
"The AMIA Annual Symposium is the world's most comprehensive annual meeting on biomedical and health informatics. The Annual Symposium provides a wide range of formats for education and discussion. Papers and posters present peer-reviewed state-of-the-art scientific and technical work. Demonstrations and Partnerships in Innovation allow for comprehensive presentation of advanced systems, including new developments and innovative uses of commercial systems. Panels, keynote presentations, tutorials, and workshops bring together thought leaders for in-depth and active audience exchange about critical issues of the day."
For more information, please see <http://symposium2009.amia.org/>.
Thirteenth International Conference and Exhibition LIBCOM-2009, 16 - 20 November 2009, Moscow Region, Russia.
"The scope of this Conference covers the state-of-the-art and prospects of new information, computer and Internet technologies in library and information practice; library consortia; digital libraries and digital information resources; legal aspects of libraries and information providers activities; new educational technologies; interaction of book publishers, booksellers and libraries."
For more information, please see <http://www.gpntb.ru/libcom9/eng/>.
The Semantic Web: Fact or Myth? (A One-Day Conference Co-sponsored by CENDI, FLICC and NFAIS), 17 November 2009, Washington, DC, USA.
"The term 'semantic web' appears everywhere in journal articles, in conference titles, and even in new product promotional material. But what exactly is semantic web? How does it differ from Web 2.0? Does it really exist? And what are its implications for the future of science and scholarly communication? Mark your calendar now to attend the one-day conference, The Semantic Web: Fact or Myth, in order to learn the answers to these questions and more."
For more information, please see <http://cendievents.infointl.com/cfn1109/>.
2009 NSDL Annual Meeting: From Digital Libraries to Cyberlearning, 17 - 19 November 2009, Washington, DC, USA.
"The 2009 NSDL Annual Meeting will be held on November 17-19 at the Marriott at Metro Center in Washington DC....There is a meeting blog at <http://expertvoices.nsdl.org/community/> where updates and information will be posted, along with emails to the usual community lists."
For more information, please see <http://nsdl.org/?homepage_ad=1&resource_id=831>.
IADIS International WWW/Internet 2009 Conference, 19 - 22 November 2009, Rome Italy.
"The IADIS WWW/Internet 2009 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 arisen. This conference aims to cover both technological as well as non-technological issues related to these developments."
For more information, please see <http://www.internet-conf.org/>.
IADIS International Conference: Cognition and Exploratory Learning in Digital Age (CELDA 2009), 20 - 22 November 2009, Rome, Italy.
"The IADIS CELDA 2009 conference aims to address the main issues concerned with evolving learning processes and supporting pedagogies and applications in the digital age. There have been advances in both cognitive psychology and computing that have affected the educational arena. The convergence of these two disciplines is increasing at a fast pace and affecting academia and professional practice in many ways. Paradigms such as just-in-time learning, constructivism, student-centered learning and collaborative approaches have emerged and are being supported by technological advancements such as simulations, virtual reality and multi-agents systems. These developments have created both opportunities and areas of serious concerns. This conference aims to cover both technological as well as pedagogical issues related to these developments."
For more information, please see <http://www.celda-conf.org/>.
National Digital Forum 2009 Conference - Being online now: culture, creativity and community, 23 - 24 November 2009, Wellington, New Zealand.
"The National Digital Forum (NDF) is a coalition of museums, archives, art galleries, libraries and government departments with more than 130 member organisations committed to collectively building New Zealand's culture and heritage online. This year's conference theme Being online now: culture, creativity and community will explore opportunities for the creative and cultural sectors to cross traditional boundaries and collaborate on solutions to address issues facing communities being online now."
For more information, please see <http://ndf.natlib.govt.nz/about/2009-conference.htm>.
International Workshop on Greenstone Digital Library Software, 23 - 24 November 2009, Kunnamangalam, Calicut, India.
"The objective of the Workshop is to conduct a 6-day high-end training programme on Digital Libraries on the Open Source Software 'Greenstone' at IIM Kozhikode. Greenstone is a top of the line and internationally renowned Open Source Software system for developing digital libraries, promoted by the New Zealand Digital Library project research group at the University of Waikato. Greenstone is now promoted worldwide, especially among developing countries, by the UNESCO."
For more information, please see <http://www.iimk.ac.in/fdp/fdp09/FDP10.php>.
Alliance for Permanent Access Annual Conference, 24 November 2009, The Hague, The Netherlands.
"This year's conference will focus on developments in scientific communities (social sciences, earth observation and high energy physics). In addition cross-communities topics among others R&D and technical tools, funding and sustainable business models, certification/accreditation mechanism will be addressed."
For more information, please see <http://www.alliancepermanentaccess.eu/>.
The 5th International Conference on Signal Image Technology and Internet Based Systems (SITIS'09), 29 November - 4 December 2009, Marrakech, Morocco.
"The SITIS conference is dedicated to research on the technologies used to represent, share and process information in various forms, ranging from signal, image, and multimedia data to traditional structured data and semi-structured data found in the web. SITIS spans two inter-related research domains that increasingly play a key role in connecting systems across network centric environments to allow distributed computing and information sharing."
For more information, please see <http://www.u-bourgogne.fr/SITIS/09/>.
(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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