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September/October 2011
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In Print

Point to Point

Calls for Participation

Goings On

Deadline Reminders


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September/October 2011


In Print

  • 'Rome Wasn't Digitized in a Day': Building a Cyberinfrastructure for Digital Classicists, by Alison Babeu, © Council on Library and Information Resources, Pub 150, ISBN 978-1-932326-38-3, August 2011.

    Abstract: "The author provides a summative and recent overview of the use of digital technologies in classical studies, focusing on classical Greece, Rome, and the ancient Middle and Near East, and generally on the period up to about 600 AD. The report explores what projects exist and how they are used, examines the infrastructure that currently exists to support digital classics as a discipline, and investigates larger humanities cyberinfrastructure projects and existing tools or services that might be repurposed for the digital classics."

  • Seeking Synchronicity: Revelations and Recommendations for Virtual Reference, by Lynn Silipigni Connaway, PhD. and Marie L. Radford, PhD., © 2011 OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc.

    "[This report] distills more than five years of virtual reference (VR) research into a readable summary that features memorable quotes that vividly illustrate very specific and actionable suggestions. Taken from a multi-phase research project that included focus group interviews, surveys, transcript analysis, and phone interviews, with VR librarians, users, and non-users, these findings are meant to help practitioners develop and sustain VR services and systems."

  • ARL Profiles: Research Libraries 2010, by William Gray Potter, University of Georgia; Colleen Cook, McGill University; Martha Kyrillidou, Association of Research Libraries; et al., Association of Research Libraries, April 2011.

    "The current ARL report summarizes a multi-year effort that captures evidence in the form of narrative profiles as it delivers the message of the value and contributions of research libraries during transformative times....This report summarizes the themes and contributions that emerged from the narrative descriptions submitted by ARL libraries. The Statistics and Assessment Committee discussed these themes and considered how to use them to shape the committee's future work and accelerate ARL's Statistics and Assessment work as indicated in the 2010-2012 ARL Strategic Plan."

  • 71% of online adults now use video-sharing sites, by Kathleen Moore, Pew Internet & American Life Project, July 26, 2011.

    "Fully 71% of online Americans use video-sharing sites such as YouTube and Vimeo, up from 66% a year earlier. The use of video-sharing sites on any given day also jumped five percentage points, from 23% of online Americans in May 2010 to 28% in May 2011. "

  • The Journal Usage Factor project: results, recommendations and next steps, by Peter Shepherd, COUNTER, July 2011.

    "The widespread availability of reliable usage data for online journals has opened the door to usage-based measures of journal impact, value and status. Since 2002 COUNTER (1) has provided a standard for vendor-generated usage statistics for individual libraries and library consortia, while the MESUR project (2) has demonstrated the potential value of a wide range of usage-based metrics for assessing the impact of journals at a global level. A common, underlying theme in both projects is that usage-based alternatives to citation-based metrics are both desirable and increasingly practical. "

  • Content Clustering and Sustaining Digital Resources: The JISC eContent Programme 2009-11, Joint Information Systems Committee, 2011.

    "This eBook presents case studies from 11 digital projects managing digital resources for Higher Education. One strand of case studies look at the skills required to build and sustain digital collections, with a focus on how universities embed digitisation as a strategic activity within their core work. The second strand draws on case studies examining how digital silos can be broken down, as users demand increasingly sophisticated resources that cluster or aggregate related content from different areas of the Internet. The projects were funded under the JISC eContent Programme for 2009-11:"

  • Trends in Academic Libraries, 1998 to 2008, prepared by Denise M. Davis for the American Library Association, 2011.

    "In Trends in Academic Libraries, 1998 to 2008, researcher Denise M. Davis analyzes data from the Academic Library Survey administered by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), identifying changes in the number of academic libraries, circulation and reserve collections, interlibrary loan transactions and documents received from commercial services, public serve hours, volumes held and added, library staffing, library expenditures, electronic services and information literacy activities."

  • Single Search: The Quest for the Holy Grail, by Leah Prescott, Getty Research Institute and Ricky Erway, OCLC Research, published by OCLC Research, 2011.

    "This report summarizes the discussions from an OCLC Research Library Partnership working group of nine single search implementers and highlights the emerging practices in providing single search access to library, archive and museum collections. The goal of the report is to foster successful single search implementations by sharing the experience of the working group with those who want to create single search but don't know where to start."

  • Library of Congress Digital Preservation Newsletter (August 2011), published by the Library of Congress.

    "In this issue:

    • Making It Work: A recap of the July 2011 NDSA/NDIIPP Partners Meeting
    • A compilation of blog posts on "The Signal" about Library of Congress web archiving projects, processes and data management
    • A summary of the Uniform Law Commission's approval of the Uniform Electronic Legal Material Act at the ULC annual meeting last month
    • Exploring Cultural Heritage Collections With Recollection, a free, open source platform that lets archivists, librarians, scholars and curators create easy to navigate web interfaces for digital collections
    • Information about how to find out about digital preservation training"
  • Primary Source, Vol. 13, No. 7; August 2011, IMLS (Institute of Museum and Library Services).

    "Brief articles alert readers to new information about grants, monthly highlights of best practices, and important agency news with hotlinks to more detailed information on the Web site. Past and current issues of the newsletter and subscription information are available on the IMLS Web site."

  • Journal of Electronic Publishing (JEP), Volume 14, No. 1, August 2011, published by MPublishing, University of Michigan Library.

    "The Journal of Electronic Publishing (JEP) is a forum for research and discussion about contemporary publishing practices, and the impact of those practices upon users. Contributors and readers are publishers, scholars, librarians, journalists, students, technologists, attorneys, and others with an interest in the methods and means of contemporary publishing."

  • Human IT, Issues 11:2 and 11:3 (published concurrently), August 2011. Published with support from University College of Borås and Nordic board for periodicals in the humanities and social sciences.

    "The four articles (three of which are peer reviewed) cover computer-mediated information sharing in rural communities; mobile phone design and text-messaging; the blog as a writing tool from a historical-comparative perspective; and the integration of communication technology in everyday leisure activities."

  • Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, Number 66, Summer 2011.

    "Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship publishes substantive content of interest to science and technology librarians. It serves as a vehicle for sci-tech librarians to share successful initiatives and innovative ideas, and to publish peer-reviewed or board-accepted papers, including case studies, practical applications, theoretical essays, web/bibliographies, and research papers relevant to the functions and operations of science and technology libraries in all settings. Through its columns ISTL also publishes reviews, opinions, and best practices. ISTL is committed to Open Access and allows authors to retain copyright for maximum distribution of accepted articles."

  • Ariadne, Issue 67, July 2011.

    "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."

  • IMPACT newsletter, Edition 10, 2011.

    "This is the newsletter created by the IMPACT project, a European research project focused on the development and use of innovative Optical Character Recognition software and linguistic technologies."


Point to Point

  • Automating Quality Assurance Project Mashups, The AQuA project.

    "The AQuA Project applied a variety of existing software tools in order to automate quality assurance and assessment. Two AQuA events brought together digital preservation practitioners, collection curators and technical experts to present problematic digital collections, articulate requirements for their validation, and apply tools to automate the detection and identification of preservation and quality issues....Results from the JISC funded Automating Quality Assurance Project Mashups can be found on the project wiki."

  • Google Books Bibliography, Version 7, August 15, 2011, created by Charles W. Bailey, Jr., Digital Scholarship.

    "Digital Scholarship has released version 7 of the Google Books Bibliography, which presents over 325 selected English-language articles and other works that are useful in understanding Google Books. It primarily focuses on the evolution of Google Books and the legal, library, and social issues associated with it, especially the Google Book Settlement. To better show the development Google Books, it is now organized by year of publication."

  • Institutional Repository and ETD Bibliography 2011, by Charles W. Bailey, Jr., Digital Scholarship, 2011.

    "This 96-page book presents over 600 English-language articles, books, technical reports, and other works that are useful in understanding institutional repositories and ETDs. It covers institutional repository (IR) country and regional surveys, multiple-institution repositories, specific IRs, IR digital preservation issues, IR library issues, IR metadata strategies, institutional open access mandates and policies, IR R&D projects, IR research studies, IR open source software, and electronic theses and dissertations....Many references have links to freely available copies of included works."


Calls for Participation

  • 4th Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries International Conference, 22-25 May 2012, Limerick, Ireland. Call for papers. The submission deadline for abstracts is 30 October 2011.

    "Since 2009 Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries (QQML) has provided an excellent framework for the presentation of new trends and developments in every aspect of Library and Information Science, Technology, Applications and Research."

  • 21st International WWW Conference, 16-20 April 2012, Lyon, France. Call for papers. The submission deadline for abstracts is 1 November 2011.

    "The World Wide Web Conference is a yearly international conference on the topic of the future direction of the World Wide Web. It began in 1994 at CERN and is organized by the International World Wide Web Conferences Steering Committee (IW3C2). The Conference aims to provide the world a premier forum for discussion and debate about the evolution of the Web, the standardization of its associated technologies, and the impact of those technologies on society and culture....www2012 seeks original papers describing research in all areas of the Web."

  • Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication, (ISSN 2162-3309). Call for papers for the inaugural issue. The submission deadline is 15 November 2011.

    "The Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication is a quarterly, peer-reviewed, open-access publication for original articles, reviews and case studies that analyze or describe the strategies, partnerships and impact of library-led digital projects, online publishing and scholarly communication initiatives. It provides a focused forum for library practitioners to share ideas, strategies, research and pragmatic explorations of library-led initiatives related to such areas as institutional repository and digital collection management, library publishing/hosting services and authors' rights advocacy efforts. As technology, scholarly communication, the economics of publishing, and the roles of libraries all continue to evolve, the work shared in JLSC informs practices that strengthen librarianship."

  • 4th International Conference on Computer Supported Education (CSEDU 2012), 16-18 April 2012, Porto, Portugal. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 22 November 2011.

    "CSEDU 2012, 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."


Goings On

  • OnTheMove (OTM) Academy 2011, 17-21 October 2011, Hersonissos, Crete, Greece.

    "Current and future software needs remain focused towards the development and deployment of large and complex intelligent and networked information systems, required for the internet- and intranet-based systems in organizations, and covering a very wide range of application domains as well as technology and research issues. For 2011 several interrelated themes were chosen, to be covered explicitly by the respective component conferences:

    • Cloud Computing Infrastructures
    • The Internet of Things, or Cyberphysical Systems
    • Business Process Modelling in the Networked Enterprise
    • Semantic Web 2.0 and Social Computing for the Enterprise"
  • Digital Preservation Summit 2011, 19-20 October 2011, Hamburg, Germany.

    "Digital long-term preservation has become an important topic for almost every library, archive and museum. Preservation and long-lasting usability of valuable digital cultural and scientific holdings are central challenges the digital society is facing. The Digital Preservation Summit 2011 addresses major issues of some of the first necessary tasks in the process of a successful and sustainable digital preservation practise."

  • BooksOnline 2011, 24 October 2011, Glasgow, United Kingdom.

    "The BooksOnline workshop fosters research initiatives that are focused on innovation opportunities and challenges created by large collections of digital books. This year, the workshop will explore the role of social media and crowdsourcing in the context of online books, defining new user experiences on the web."

  • Final IMPACT Conference, 24-25 October 2011, London, United Kingdom.

    "At this conference, the final tools and services of IMPACT will be presented, along with related research in the field of OCR and language technology."

  • 12th International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference, 24-28 October 2011, Miami, Florida, USA.

    "ISMIR 2011 celebrates the ubiquity of music, as well as the diversity of research – both basic and applied – that seeks to enhance the ways in which we interact with the music around us. ISMIR is a unique place for discussing ideas, results, and issues with the representatives of academia, industry, entertainment, and education, including researchers and developers, educators and librarians, and students and professional users."

  • 20th ACM Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, 24-28 October 2011, Glasgow, United Kingdom.

    "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."

  • Knowledge Discovery and Information Retrieval, 26-29 October 2011, Paris, France.

    "The primary focus of KDIR is to provide a major forum for the scientific and technical advancement of knowledge discovery and information retrieval."

  • Knowledge Engineering and Ontology Development, 26-29 October 2011, Paris, France.

    "KEOD aims at becoming a major meeting point for researchers and practitioners interested in the study and development of methodologies and technologies for Knowledge Engineering and Ontology Development."

  • Knowledge Management and Information Sharing, 26-29 October 2011, Paris, France.

    "KMIS aims at becoming a major meeting point for researchers and practitioners interested in the study and application of all perspectives of Knowledge Management and Information Sharing."

  • Digital Library Federation Forum, 31 October-2 November 2011, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.

    "The Forum is a working meeting where Digital Library Federation (DLF) members come together to do better work through sharing and collaboration. Participation is open to all those interested in contributing to and playing an active part in the successful future of digital libraries, museums and archives services and collections."

  • Library 2.011, 2-3 November 2011. This is an online conference and is free of charge.

    "The Library 2.011 conference is a unique chance to participate in a global conversation on the current and future state of libraries. Subject strands include the changing roles of libraries and librarians, the increasing impact of digital media and the e-book revolution, open educational resources, digital literacy, shifts from information consumption to production (Web 2.0), multimedia and gaming spaces, libraries as community centers, the growth of individualized and self-paced learning, the library as the center of new learning models, understanding users in the digital age, assessing service delivery, and defining leadership and information professional careers in a networked and changing world."

  • 11th Annual Brick and Click Libraries, 4 November 2011, Maryville, Missouri, USA.

    "The Brick and Click Libraries Symposium is a one-day event featuring concurrent and lightning round sessions that explore cutting-edge technologies, practical solutions, and timely topics. The Symposium supports the academic information needs of both on-ground (brick) and online (click) students, library professionals and paraprofessionals."

  • 3rd International Conference: The Future of Information Sciences (INFuture), 9-12 November 2011, Zagreb, Croatia.

    "INFuture 2011: Information Sciences and e-Society is the third in a series of INFuture conferences focusing on creation, usage and sharing of digital solutions for advancement of e-society. The objective of the conference is to provide a platform for discussing both theoretical and practical issues."

  • Digital Preservation Training Programme (DPTP), 14-16 November 2011, 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."

  • 2nd International Conference on African Digital Libraries and Archives (ICADLA-2), 14-18 November 2011, Johannesburg, South Africa.

    "The theme of ICADLA-2 is Developing Knowledge for Economic Advancement in Africa. Participation is invited from all African countries, private and public international development organisations, and other countries aiding Africa . ICADLA-2 will provide a platform for the realisation of the outcomes of ICADLA-1 and it will provide a forum for African Institutions to:

    • Access and examine options for capacity development in all strategic areas of digitisation;
    • Strengthen existing and build new networks and linkages necessary for knowledge sharing in the area;
    • Understand the strategic and management issues of developing digital resources from digitisation to delivery;
    • Develop national digitisation programmes and strategies aimed at establishing the required digitisation infrastructure for access to, and long term preservation of, African scholarly and cultural digital content and the creation of digital libraries."
  • SDH 2011 Supporting the Digital Humanities: Answering the Unaskable, 17-18 November 2011, Copenhagen, Denmark.

    "The first SDH conference in 2010 gave a broad and multi-facetted presentation of the domains of interest to CLARIN and DARIAH. This time we have chosen a somewhat more focussed approach, concentrating on two major themes, but not excluding other themes of interest for the humanities. The two themes are:

    • Sound and movement - music, spoken word, dance and theatre
    • Texts and things - texts, and the relationship between texts and material artefacts, such as manuscripts, stone or other carriers of texts"
  • 4th International Conference on eHealth, 21-23 November 2011, Malaga, Spain.

    "The specific aim of the upcoming 4th eHealth conference is research into social networks for epidemic intelligence, a new rapidly emerging field bringing together data mining, web intelligence, social networks and Web 2.0 technologies to assist public health and field epidemiology."

  • International Conference on Management of Emergent Digital EcoSystems (MEDES 2011), 21-24 November 2011, San Francisco, California, USA.

    "The International 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."

  • Semantic Web in Bibliotheken (Libraries) SWIB2011), 28-30 November 2011, Hamburg, Germany.

    "A rising number of actors in librarianship and its related fields are experimenting with Semantic Web technologies and Linked Open Data (LOD). The LOD cloud as a whole grew by 300% in 2010, whereas the amount of data relevant for libraries grew by nearly 1000%. For many, the question now arises how to integrate their holdings into the LOD cloud and how to embed externally provided LOD data into their own applications, adding value through cross-domain linking. The first conference day will focus on the corresponding infrastructure requirements. At the same time, the principles and workflows of traditional scholarly communication and publication are under scrutiny with a view to a consistently web-based data and service infrastructure comprising the entire research and publication process. Concepts like 'nano-publications', 'Semantic Publishing', 'Open Data', 'Enhanced Publications' or 'Research Objects' mark the re-orientation of academic work, away from monolithic, comparatively unflexible and barely interlinked reference points towards a distributed, comparatively granular data infrastructure which is continuously accessible to researchers and into which their contributions recognizably return. These developments will be discussed on the second day of the conference."

  • National Digital Forum, 29-30 November 2011, Wellington, New Zealand.

    "The National Digital Forum (NDF) is a coalition of libraries, archives, museums, galleries, government departments and other organisations and individuals working to get New Zealand's culture and heritage online and accessible to all."

  • Conference on Education, Informatics and Cybernetics: icEIC 2011, 29 November-2 December 2011, Orlando, Florida, USA.

    "The main purpose of icEIC 2011 Organizing Committee is to bring together researchers, innovators, professionals and practitioners from the three areas in order to 1) provide an intellectual platform to share their knowledge and experiences in a multi- and inter-disciplinary intellectual climate, 2) support the bridging process between education/training and ICT communities, and 3) foster interdisciplinary communications among the related domains."

  • International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Applications ICTA 2011, 29 November-2 December 2011, Orlando, Florida, USA.

    "The purpose of the ICTA 2011 Organizing Committee is to bring together researchers, developers, practitioners, consultants and users of Information and Communication Technologies, for intra- and interdisciplinary communication, to serve as a forum to present current and future work, solutions and problems in these fields, as well as in the relationships among these."

  • International Conference on Design and Modeling in Science, Education, and Technology: DeMset 2011, 29 November-2 December 2011, Orlando, Florida, USA.

    "The purpose of organizing the International conference on Design and Modeling in Science, Education, and Technology: DeMSET 2011 is to promote intra- and inter-disciplinary communication by means of common concepts, methods, and tools used in different sub-disciplines and disciplines. Formal presentations might be made in disciplinary and interdisciplinary terms, while informal inter-disciplinary communication could produce insights and analogical thinking."

  • 5th International Conference on Knowledge Generation, Communication and Management: Fall KGCM 2011, 29 November-2 December 2011, Orlando, Florida, USA.

    "Information and communications Technologies are increasingly supporting the effectiveness and the efficiency on Knowledge generation, communication and management, as well as the relationships among them. Consequently, a main purpose of KGCM 2011 is to bring together researchers, professionals, academics, consultants and practitioners related to any of these three areas, to relationships among them as well as those who are related to the conception, design or implementations of systems, tools and technologies oriented to support knowledge generation, communications and/or management."

  • 9th International Conference on Computing, Communications and Control Technologies: Fall CCCT 2011, 29 November-2 December 2011, Orlando, Florida, USA.

    "CCCT 2011 is an International Conference that will bring together researchers, developers, practitioners, consultants and users of Computer, Communications and Control Technologies, with the aim to serve as a forum to present current and future work, solutions and problems in these fields, as well as in the relationships among them."

  • Repositories in Science & Technology: Preserving Access to the Record of Science, 30 November 2011, Washington, DC, USA.

    "The over-arching nature of this one-day workshop will appeal to a broad array of communities, including librarians, scientists/researchers, technologists, information professionals, both managerial and content providers, publishers, and futurists – anyone who is concerned with ensuring access to the record of science, both today and in the future!"

  • Online Educa Berlin, 30 November-2 December 2011, Berlin, Germany.

    "'New Learning Cultures' will be the theme of this year's ONLINE EDUCA BERLIN, as it sets the agenda for an in-depth discussion of the most important questions facing those in education and business today. How should we teach? How can we learn? Do we need a new culture of learning? Are the old methods dead? In a world of rapid technological change, is training enough or do we need to encourage the adaptability that only education can bring? And how can the delivery of education keep up with the pace of change? "

Deadline Reminders

  • ICININFO-2011, 29 September-3 October 2011, Island of Kos, Greece.
  • iConference, 7-10 February 2012, Toronto, Canada. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 30 September 2011.
  • Museums and the Web 2012, 11-14 April 2012, San Diego, California, USA . Call for papers. The submission deadline is 30 September 2011.
  • Bobcatsss, 23-25 January 2012, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 1 October 2011.

(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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