Descriptive Metadata Guidelines for RLG Cultural Materials, RLG, January 2005.
From the Introduction to the Guidelines: "To ensure that the digital collections submitted to RLG Cultural Materials can be discovered and understood, RLG has compiled these Descriptive Metadata Guidelines for contributors. While these guidelines reflect the needs of one particular service, they also represent a case study in information sharing across community and national boundaries. "
For more information, please see <http://www.rlg.org/en/page.php?Page_ID=214>. The report can be downloaded in PDF format from the RLG web site.
NARA Guidance on Managing Web Records, U.S. National Archives and Records Administration, January 2005.
"Web site operations are an integral part of an agencys program. Managing web records properly is essential to effective web site operations, especially the mitigation of the risks an agency faces by using the web to carry out agency business. This guidance will assist agency officials in this regard, including agency program staff, webmasters, IT staff, and other agency officials who have a role in web site management and administration.
"This guidance is comprised of four sections:
For more information, please see <http://www.archives.gov/records_management/policy_and_guidance/managing_web_records_index.html>.
The Knowledge Base Editor's Digest, sponsored by Montague Information Technology.
"The Knowledge Base Editor's Digest is a free new monthly alert about information productivity and integration in:
For more information, please see <http://www.montagueinfotech.com/digest.htm>.
ERCIM News : Special Issue on Biomedical Informatics, No. 60, January 2005.
"ERCIM News is the magazine of ERCIM. It reports on joint actions of the ERCIM partners, and aims to reflect the contribution made by ERCIM to the European Community in Information Technology. Through short articles and news items, it provides a forum for the exchange of information between the institutes and also with the wider scientific community. ERCIM News is published quarterly. The printed edition of this number has a circulation of 11,000 copies."
For more information, please see <http://www.ercim.org/publication/Ercim_News/enw60/>.
Digital Resources for Cultural Heritage: A Strategic Assessment Workshop on Current Status and Future Needs, Report and Recommendations prepared by Angela Spinazzé, Nancy Allen, and Liz Bishoff for the Institute of Museum and Library Services, 2004.
"[This is a] report and recommendations stemming from an IMLS sponsored workshop of 63 specialists from 26 states representing libraries, museums, archives, higher education institutions, public broadcasting, research consortia, public and private funding organizations, and service providers, to assess progress on and plan for the development and use of digital cultural resources."
For more information, please see <http://www.imls.gov/pubs/pdf/LibraryBrochure.pdf>.
DigiCULT Thematic Issue 7: The Future Digital Heritage Space, Guntram Geser and John Pereira (eds.), December 2004.
"This report summarises the results of an expedition into the possible future of digital heritage in the next 10-15 years. It is based on contributions of researchers, heritage experts and professionals to a DigiCULT online forum as well as the project's ongoing research. The report is intended as a navigation tool for boards and directors of heritage organisations and research centres, IT project managers, and curators of digital collections, virtual exhibitions and environments."
For more information or to download the thematic issue in PDF format, please see <http://www.digicult.info/pages/Themiss.php>.
Understanding the Audience: Research Study Conducted for the Common Information Environment (CIE) group, Final Report (17 January 2005).
From the introduction to the Report: "This report presents the findings from research with members of the UK general public, conducted by MORI Social Research Institute on behalf of the Common Information Environment (CIE) group. The work was jointly funded by several CIE members, namely:
"The key objective of the research was to explore awareness of, attitudes towards and the need for authoritative/high-quality online resources of the kind provided by key organisations working under the Common Information Environment (CIE) umbrella."
The PDF version of the report is available at <http://www.common-info.org.uk/docs/mori-report.pdf>.
Point to Point
Managing Digital Assets: A Primer for Library and Information Technology Administrators, Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR), February 2004.
"In February, CLIR offered a three-day workshop for library and information technology administrators who need in-depth information about the planning, purchase, implementation, and management of digital assets. The workshop, "Managing Digital Assets," focused on the latest trends in digital-content management and on how small and midsize academic libraries can incorporate new approaches into their operations...." A reading list on topics covered at the workshop has been assembled and is available from the CLIR web site.
For more information, please see <http://www.clir.org/activities/registration/feb05_managing.html>.
EDUCAUSE Evolving Technologies Reports, The Evolving Technologies Committee, EDUCAUSE.
From the EDUCAUSE web page for the reports: "The Evolving Technologies Committee is charged with the identification of developing technologies and the evaluation of their impact on higher education for the EDUCAUSE community. Annually such technologies are identified, researched, and white papers are produced by members of the committee. The information gathered is presented at the EDUCAUSE annual conference committee meeting."
For more information, please see the EDUCAUSE web site <http://www.educause.edu/home/720>.
The Tools We Use, Compiled by Paul Lamere, Sun Labs.
"Since October 2004, Paul Lamere has been surveying the MIR community (via the firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list) as to what tools MIR researchers were using. He has compiled this list based upon the inputs of MIR researchers from around the world. He would like to keep this list active and up to date, so urges researchers to let him know of any tools that should be added to this list."
For more information, please see <http://www.music-ir.org/evaluation/tools.html>.
Calls for Participation
EGOV05 International Conference on E-Government, 22 - 26 August 2005, Copenhagen, Denmark. Call for workshop proposals. The submission date is 1 April 2005.
"The EGOV conference series intends to assess the state of the art in e-government/governance and to provide guidance for research, development and application in this fast-moving field. The annual conferences bring together leading research experts and professionals from all over the globe. EGOV 2005 in Denmark builds on the achievements of the three preceeding conferences (EGOV04 in Zaragoza, EGOV03 in Prague, and EGOV02 in Aix-en-Provence)."
For more information, please see <http://www.iwv.jku.at/events/egov2005/call.php>.
National Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education Digital Library (NSDL), Program Solicitation NSF 05-545. Call for proposals. The full Proposal deadline is 11 April 2005 (due by 5 p.m. proposer's local time).
"Building on work supported under the multi-agency Digital Libraries Initiative, this program aims to establish a national digital library that will constitute an online network of learning environments and resources for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education at all levels. In FY2005, the program will accept proposals in three tracks: (1) Pathways projects are expected to provide stewardship for the content and services needed by major communities of learners. (2) Services projects are expected to develop services that support users, resource collection providers, and the Core Integration effort and that enhance the impact, efficiency, and value of the library. (3) Targeted Research projects are expected to explore specific topics that have immediate applicability to collections, services, and other aspects of the development of the digital library."
For more information, please see <http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2005/nsf05545/nsf05545.htm>.
The 6th International Conference on Web-Age Information Management, 11 - 13 October 2005, Hangzhou, China. Call for papers. The submission date is 11 April 2005.
"WAIM 2005 is an international forum for researchers, practitioners, developers and users to share and exchange cutting-edge ideas, results, experience, techniques and tools in connection with all aspects of Web data management. The conference invites original research and industrial papers on the theory, design and implementation of Web-based information systems, as well as proposals for demonstrations, tutorials and panels."
For more information, please see <http://grid.zju.edu.cn/waim2005/index.html>.
Seventh National Russian Research Conference (RCDL), 4 - 6 October 2005, Yaroslavl, Russia. Call for papers. The submission deadline for extended abstracts is 15 April 2005.
"The purpose of this conference series (previous six conferences were held in St.Petersburg (1999), Protvino (2000), Petrozavodsk (2001), Dubna (2002), St. Petersburg (2003), Pushchino (2004)) is to stimulate evolvement of the Russian digital libraries community and encourage research in this field....Participation is sought from all parts of the world stimulating international collaboration in the digital library field."
For more information, please see <http://www.rcdl2005.uniyar.ac.ru/en/news.shtml>.
7th International Conference on Data Warehousing and Knowledge Discovery, 22 - 26 August 2005, Copenhagen, Denmark. Call for papers. The submission date is 15 April 2005.
"The objective of the 7th International Conference on Data Warehousing and Knowledge Discovery (DaWaK 2005) is to bring together researchers, developers and practitioners to discuss research issues and experience in developing and deploying data warehousing and knowledge discovery systems, applications, and solutions. This year the conference will also focus on autonomic aspect of data warehousing and knowledge discovery. Moreover, the conference will be supplemented with invited talks, panel discussion and industrial papers."
For more information, please see <http://www.ifs.tuwien.ac.at/dawak2005/>.
ISMIR 2005 - 6th International Conference on Music Information Retrieval, 11 - 15 September 2005. Call for participation. The submission deadline for papers, panels, tutorials, posters and demos is 18 April 2005.
"The annual ISMIR Conference is the first established international forum for those involved in work on accessing digital musical materials. It reflects the tremendous growth of music-related data available either locally or remotely and the consequent need to search this content and retrieve music and musical information efficiently and effectively."
For more information, please see <http://ismir2005.ismir.net/>.
12th European Conference on Information Technology Evaluation (ECITE), 29 - 30 September 2005, Turku, Finland. Call for papers. The abstract submission deadline is 18 April 2005.
" Now in its 12th year, ECITE may be regarded as one of the longer established academic conferences on the European academic scene. Even after this period of time the conference still attracts new ideas concerning the subject of information technology benefits, costs, success and evaluation. Of course it is a subject of considerable import and the way in which the use of information and communication technology continues to grow suggests that the evaluation of benefits, costs and success and even failure, will be on the academic and practitioner's agenda for years to come."
For more information, please see <http://www.academic-conferences.org/ecite2005/ecite05-home.htm>.
The Eighth International Forum on Virtual Communities, 14 - 15 November 2005, London, United Kingdom. Call for papers. The submission date is 30 April 2005.
"This conference is an opportunity for attendees and speakers to share best practices. With a focus on various species of virtual communities, we plan presentations or panels on:
For more information, please see <http://www.infonortics.com/vc/vc05/vc05.announce.html>.
CHI 2005 (Computer Human Interaction), 2 - 7 April 2005, Portland, Oregon, USA.
"One of the major challenges to the HCI community is developing complex interactive information systems. Hence, CHI 2005 will focus on the relationships between Safety, Technology, and Community."
For more information, please see <http://www.chi2005.org/>.
LILAC 2005: Librarians' Information Literacy Annual Conference. , 4 - 6 April 2005, London, United Kingdom.
"Conference themes include:
For more information, please see <http://lttg.lse.ac.uk/LILAC/default.asp>.
ICDE 2005: 21st International Conference on Data Engineering, 5 - 8 April 2005, Tokyo, Japan.
"Data Engineering deals with the use of engineering techniques and methodologies in the design, development and assessment of information systems for different computing platforms and application environments. The ICDE 2005 International Conference on Data Engineering provides a premier forum for:
For more information, please see <http://icde2005.is.tsukuba.ac.jp>.
ACRL 12th National Conference, Currents and Convergence: Navigating the Rivers of Change, 7 - 10 April, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
"The ACRL (Association of College and Research Libraries) 12th National Conference offers more than 200 stimulating programs and seven theme tracks that reflect the dynamics and diversity of our profession."
For more information, please see <http://www.ala.org/ala/acrl/acrlevents/12thnatconf/12thnational.htm>.
Search Engines Meeting 2005, 11 - 12 April 2005, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
"The Search Engines Meetings bring together commercial search engine developers, academics and corporate professionals to learn from each other."
For more information, please see <http://www.infonortics.com/searchengines/>.
Eighth International Open Forum on Metadata Registries (Open Forum 2005), 11 - 14 April 2005, Berlin, Germany.
"This is the eighth in a series of international conferences about topics related to metadata registries. Participants will explore the capabilities, uses, content, development, and operation of registries and related technologies. Semantics managementfor concepts and terminologyis becoming especially important, so the emphasis for Open Forum 2005 is on the confluence of terminology and metadata registry standards."
For more information, please see <http://www.berlinopenforum.de/>.
Museums and the Web 2005, 13 - 16 April 2005, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
"Since the appearance of the first museum Web sites, hundreds of museums have established a presence on the World Wide Web. Museums have much to learn from each other, and from developers using the Web for other applications. To facilitate this exchange of information, Archives & Museum Informatics organises an annual international conference devoted exclusively to Museums and the Web."
For more information, please see <http://www.archimuse.com/conferences/mw.html#mw2005>.
Joint Workshop on Electronic Publishing, 14 - 15 April 2005, Lund, Sweden.
"Lund University Libraries arrange a two-day event on aspects of electronic publishing. This workshop is organized by Delos, SVEP and ScieCom."
For more information, please see <http://www.lub.lu.se/epubl_2005_Lund/>.
EUSIDIC Spring Meeting 2005: Communicating Business Scientific, Technical and Medical (STM) knowledge, 17 - 19 April 2005, Royal Library, Brussels, Belgium.
"This is a time of serious debates about the buying power of libraries and information centres, all with mostly shrinking budgets, while their university boards and management, as well as governments, are questioning the role of the publishers and their access, archiving and pricing policies. Libraries and information services are shaping new services and products to their changing user community, which consists more and more of 'Internet and Google' literate users in a global setting at remote spots."
For more information, please see <http://www.eusidic.org/index.php?content=brussels_program>.
2005 SIAM International Conference on Data Mining, 21 - 23 April 2005, Newport Beach, California, USA.
"This conference will provide a forum for the presentation of recent results in data mining, including applications, algorithms, software, and systems. There will be peer reviewed, contributed papers as well as invited talks and tutorials. Best paper awards will be given in different categories."
For more information, please see <http://www.siam.org/meetings/sdm05/>.
IS&T (Imaging, Science and Technology) Archiving Conference, 26 - 29 April 2005, Washington, DC, USA.
"The 2005 [IS&T] conference looks to build on the success of the first and on the enthusiasm it created. The first conference brought together a diverse group of attendees from academia, industry, museums, libraries, government institutions, and not-for-profit organizations. We expect the second to do the same and further the goal of building a unique international community that brings together multiple organizations and specialties in the domain of archiving and preservation."
For more information, please see <http://www.imaging.org/conferences/archiving2005/>.
(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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