Volume 6 Number 7/8
Clips & Pointers
Getting the Most Out of Web-Based Surveys, by David Ward. 2000. 60p. ISBN 0-8389-8108-9, $20 (LITA Members $18.00).
This is the sixth in a series of guides from LITA, and it addresses Web-based surveys. Librarians use surveys to gather input from user groups, evaluate services, rate programs, etc. This guide provides practical information about how to use the Web to reach intended audiences, centralize data collection, and analyze and report results.
Please see a description and order form at <http://www.lita.org/litapubs/index.html>.
Journal of the American Society for Information Science (JASIS), Volume 51, Number 10.
To see the Tables of Contents, please click here.
The ASIS home page <http://www.asis.org/Publications/JASIS/tocs.html> contains the Table of Contents and brief abstracts from January 1993 (Volume 44) to date.
The John Wiley Interscience site http://www.interscience.wiley.com includes issues from 1986 (Volume 37) to date. Guests have access only to tables of contents and abstracts. Registered users of the Interscience site and ASIS members who have selected electronic access have access to the full text of these issues and to preprints.
American Society for Information Science
8720 Georgia Avenue, Suite 501
Silver Spring, Maryland 20910, USA.
FAX (301) 495-0810
Cultivate Interactive, a Web magazine funded under the European Commission's DIGICULT programme.
Cultivate Interactive is a new pan-European Web magazine which is funded under the European Commission's DIGICULT program <http://www.cultivate-int.org/>.
Cultivate Interactive is aimed at the European cultural heritage community including IT staff, information professionals, researchers, managers, policy makers, libraries, museums, archives, galleries, and non-profit making organisations.
The launch issue is online now and has lots to offer. The highlights include:
- "Digital Heritage and Cultural Content in the New Information Society Technologies Programme"
- "The ASH project: A Virtual Control Room"
- DELOS: A Network of Excellence for Digital Libraries - Promoting and Sustaining Digital Library Research and Applications in Europe"
- "Supporting Europe's Entrepreneurs and Innovators with Intellectual Property issues"
- "British contemporary art at your fingertips: the Axis Database"
- DIGICULT Column
- "Metadata: Standardisation of Dublin Core in Europe"
Leif Andresen and Ian Campell-Grant
The CULTIVATE Web site supports one of the most important CULTIVATE objectives: information dissemination. The Web site will provide a searchable main site with the additional functionality of cross searching the national node Web sites and the CULTIVATE magazine, Cultivate Interactive.
The CULTIVATE Web site is available at <http://www.cultivate-eu.org/>.
Risk Management of Digital Information: A File Format Investigation, by Gregory W. Lawrence, William R. Kehoe, Oya Y. Rieger, William H. Walters, and Anne R. Kenney, ISBN: 1-887334-78-5, published by the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR), June 2000. The price of a printed report is $20.00.
This report is a guide to assessing risks associated with migration of digital materials of various formats. A workbook is included with the report to be used by library staff to avoid potential problems while attempting to migrate digital materials. "Each section of the workbook opens with a brief issue summary, this is followed by questions that will guide users in completing an assessment. The appendices also include two case studies for migration: one for image files and the other for numeric files."
Risk Management of Digital Information: A File Format Investigation may be purchased from CLIR in print format, and it is also available in PDF format at the CLIR web site <http://www.clir.org/pubs/abstract/pub93abst.html>
Gutenberg Digital, the complete Gutenberg Bible, from the Goettingen State and University Library, June 2000.
Dr. Norbert Lossau, State- and University Library Goettingen, has announced that the full version of the digitized Gutenberg Bible is now available online. Included along with the Bible are the manuscript of the Goettingen Model Book, and the Helmasperger's Notarial Instrument. Gutenberg Digital is bilingual (German and English), is in HTML format, and may be seen using standard web browsers versions 4.0 and above.
D-Lib Magazine published an item by Dr. Lossau about this digitization project in its June 2000 issue. That article may be seen at <http://www.dlib.org/dlib/june00/06inbrief.html#LOSSAU>.
Gutenberg Digital may be found at <http://www.gutenbergdigital.de/>.
Learned Publishing, ISSN 0953-1513, a quarterly journal on academic publishing issues, Volume 10 - is now available online free of charge.
Learned Publishing is published by the Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP), and it focuses on "all major topics of concern to publishers and others in the learned and professional information chain...". Now, an online version of the journal has been mounted, sponsored by Catchword, and this online version is available, full text and free of charge, to subscribers and non-subscribers as well.
Learned Publishing is a quarterly, with issues published in the months of January, April, July, and October. The volumes for which articles currently are available online are Volume 10, Number 1: January 1997 through Volume 13, Number 3: July 2000.
In an announcement issued by Anne Davenport for ALPSP in June, she said, "The online version is available ahead of the print edition. It enables you to browse, search, download and print at your desktop. References are linked to and from the major abstracting and indexing databases, and CrossRef links will be added as they become available. A free table of contents alerting service is also available."
For further information, please see the ALPSP web site <http://www.alpsp.org.uk/journal.htm>.
"The Social Aspects Neglected in E-Commerce," Copyright Samuel Chong and Kecheng Liu and the Association for Computing Machinery, in Ubiquity, An ACM IT Magazine and Forum, June 27, 2000.
This article by Chong and Liu discusses the importance of understanding not just the technologies involved in e-commerce, but the human factors as well.
This is one of many articles that are available in the Association for Computing Machinery's new online magazine and forum, Ubiquity. In a February 29 Press release about Ubiquity, the ACM described the new magazine and forum as follows:
"The website combines the features of a well-edited magazine of opinion and a town hall forum, and will feature essays by IT leaders as well as eventually interactive feedback from site visitors in the form of moderated, threaded lists. Readers will be encouraged to propose and submit pieces. Ubiquity is a free service of the ACM, open to all."
Please note that although the magazine is being made available via open access, it and the articles it contains are copyright protected.
National Library of Australia Digitisation Policy 2000 – 2004, National Library of Australia.
National Library of Australia <email@example.com>
The National Library of Australia Digitisation Policy 2000 - 2004 is a policy statement that has been written to guide the Library's progress in digitisation. The Policy sets out the principles behind the Library's digitisation activities, and identifies the primary purpose of these activities as enhancing access to the Library's collections, while assisting the preservation of rare and fragile items. In addition, the Policy provides details on the criteria the Library will use in selecting items for digitisation, and about access to digitised collections.
The National Library of Australia Digitisation Policy 2000 - 2004 is now available on the National Library's web site at <http://www.nla.gov.au/policy/digitisation.html>.
Draft Standard Z39.85-200X: The Dublin Core Metadata Element Set, is available for comment July 1 - August 15, 2000, to the National Information Standards Organization (NISO).
John Kunze, Chair of the DC-NISO committee has announced that this draft standard regarding the Dublin Core Metadata Element Set (DCMES) is now available for comment (by non-voting members) and ballot (by voting members only). The draft may be found in PDF format at the NISO web site located at <http://www.niso.org/Z3985.html>.
Point to Point
Version 31, Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography, by Charles W. Bailey, Jr., June 16, 2000.
Charles W. Bailey, Jr., Assistant Dean for Systems, University Libraries, University of Houston, has announced the availability of Version 31 of his periodical bibliography. The selective bibliography presents over 1,160 articles, books, electronic documents, and other sources and is focussed on scholarly electronic publishing efforts on the Internet and other networks. In the bibliography, Bailey provides links to sources listed, where available. The bibliography is located at < http://info.lib.uh.edu/sepb/sepb.html >. It is available in HTML, PDF, and Word 97 formats.
Australian Libraries Gateway: Australian Digitisation Projects, National Library of Australia.
National Library of Australia
The National Library of Australia has recently developed an Australian digitisation project section within the Australian Libraries Gateway. The broad aim of this new section is to record, and make available on the Web, information about digitisation projects within the Australian cultural community.
Those organizations planning or undertaking digitisation projects are being asked to send information on their projects using a form which can be downloaded from the digitisation project page: <http://www.nla.gov.au/libraries/digitisation>.
Tool Kit for the Expert Web Searcher, created and maintained by Pat Ensor, Director of Library Services, University of Houston-Downtown.
On June 19, 2000, Pat Ensor, Chairman of the Library and Information Technology Association (LITA) National Forum Program Committee (1999 and 2000) announced that she had created a resource she named the Tool Kit for the Expert Web Searcher. Ms. Ensor plans to update the Tool Kit frequently, and she encourages feedback from those who use it.
The Tool Kit is organized under the following headings:
- Subject Guides
- Search Engines
- Metasearch Engines and Search Engine Collections
- Global Searching
- Multimedia Searching
- The Invisible Web
- Search Engine News
The Tool Kit for the Expert Web Searcher is located at <http://www.lita.org/committe/toptech/toolkit.htm>.
This web site was recommended by Gerry McKiernana from Iowa State University who described the site as "...a comprehensive clearing house for all types of information about electronic books, including reviews and technological and economic aspects."
The web site is located at <http://www.eBookAD.com>.
CACM (Communications of the ACM) Special Digital Library Issue - April 2001 , Theme: Digital Libraries -- Integrating Information Technologies and Extending Traditional Values. Call for Contributions. Deadline for abstracts 1 August 2000. See below for details.
DAC 2000: 3rd International Digital Arts & Culture Conference, 2 - 4 August 2000, Bergen, Norway. Please see the conference web site at <http://cmc.uib.no/dac/> for full information.
Electronic Resources for a New Majority, A Pre-Conference of the Reforma National Conference II, 3 August 2000, Tucson, Arizona, USA. More information may be found at <http://clnet.ucr.edu/library/reforma/rnc2/pre-conference>.
OCLC Insitute Courses and Events for Summer and Fall 2000. Please see the Institute web site for information and dates <http://www.oclc.org/institute/courses/courses.htm>.
66th IFLA General Conference - Information for Cooperation: Creating the Global Library of the Future, 13 - 18 August 2000, Jerusalem, Israel. Please see the IFLA site for complete information: <http://www.ifla.org/IV/ifla66/66intro.htm>.
Extreme Markup Languages 2000, 15 - 18 August 2000, Montreal, Canada. For further information, including an online registration form, please see the Extreme Conference web site at <http://www.gca.org/attend/2000_conferences/Extreme_2000/>.
ISIC 2000 - Information Seeking in Context: The Third International Conference on Information Needs, Seeking and Use in Different Contexts, 16 - 18 August 2000, Goteborg, Sweden. For more information, please see the conference web site at <http://www.hb.se/bhs/bibvet/isic/>.
KDD-2000: Sixth ACM DIGKDD International Conference on Knowledge Discovery & Data Mining, 20 - 23 August 2000, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. For complete information, please see the KDD-2000 web site at <http://www.acm.org/sigs/sigkdd/kdd2000/>.
International Paper Contest on Digital Library or Information Science & Technology in Developing Countries, American Society for Information Science (ASIS), International Information Issues Special Interest Group. The deadline for submission is 31 August 2000. For more information see <http://www.asis.org/SIG/SIGIII/Announce/paper2000.html>.
MC Journal: The Journal of Academic Media Librarianship, Call for contributors for the Fall 2000 issue. The deadline for submission is 1 September 2000. For more information, please go to <http://wings.buffalo.edu/publications/mcjrnl/>.
Call for References on Digital Library Publications. Deadline 1 September 2000. See below for more information.
Digital Documents and Electronic Publishing (DDEP00), 13 - 15 September 2000, Munich, Germany. Please see the DDEP00 web site <http://www11.in.tum.de/DDEP00/> for more information.
Internet Research 1.0: The State of the Interdiscipline 14 - 17 September 2000, Lawrence, Kansas, USA. Please see the conference web site <http://www.cddc.vt.edu/aoir/> for details.
BOBCATSSS Open 2001: 9th Bobcatsss Symposium, 29 - 31 January 2001, Vilnius, Lithuania. Call for papers. The deadline for submission is 15 September 2000. Please see the BOBCATSSS web site for full details: <http://www.bobcatsss.com/2001/call_for_papers.htm>.
Calls for Participation
CACM (Communications of the ACM) Special Digital Library Issue - April 2001 . Theme: Digital Libraries -- Integrating Information Technologies and Extending Traditional Values. Call for Contributions. The deadline for abstracts is 1 August 2000.
In their second decade, digital libraries (DLs) are maturing and widely used. They bring together advances in information retrieval, multimedia, hypertext, HCI, and visualization - into high-end information systems with seamless interfaces. They combine physical and digital objects, multiple genre, data/information/knowledge, documents/processes/workflows, sensor information/provenance/dynamic simulations, business/academic, and other diverse content. They extend the technology of the book into documents “born digital”. Building upon thousands of years of experience in sharing and collaborating with the aid of written documents, they let us preserve and share our cultural heritage. They aid learning and facilitate global understanding. They promote access and aim to ensure equity, obliterating the “digital divide”. This special interest will highlight research, development, and practice that illustrate “best practices” regarding integration of technologies and/or building upon desirable values - leading to the not-too-distant era where enormous stores and ubiquitous access to a world memory support human endeavors.
Dates / Deadlines
August 1, 2000: Outline and abstract due
September 1, 2000: Full submission for review
October 15, 2000: Notification & review comments returned
December 15, 2000: Final, "camera-ready", submission
Types of Submissions (including but not strictly limited to):
Length: long articles, short articles, 1/2 page pieces, sidebars
Style: case studies, user studies, descriptions of operational systems, analytical commentaries
Format: multimedia objects, including images, audio, and video, can accompany the final submissions
Call for References on Digital Library Publications, Deadline 1 September 2000.
Edward Fox and Shalini Urs will co-author an overview article on digital libraries for the Annual Review of Information Science and Technology (ARIST). ARIST periodically covers key topics of the IT field with long review articles that have comprehensive bibliographies. Its articles are widely used by those interested in computing and information science.
URLs or full citations (preferably with a copy of the publication) are requested so that your work in the field of digital libraries can be covered. Submission provided by September 1 will be added to the online overview site for digital libraries at <http://ei.cs.vt.edu/~dlib/>. Send the requested information to:
<firstname.lastname@example.org> or by fax to:
Professor Edward A. Fox
Department of Computer Science
660 McBryde Hall, M/C 0106
11th International Workshop on Research Issues on Data Engineering: Document Management for Data Intensive Business and Scientific Applications (RIDE-DM'2001). 1 - 3 April 2001, Heidelberg, Germany. Call for papers. The deadline for submission of abstracts is 22 September 2000.
The following description of the RIDE-DM conference if from the conference web site:
"RIDE-DM'2001 is the eleventh workshop in a series of annual workshops on Research Issues in Data Engineering (RIDE), which have been held in conjunction with the IEEE International Conferences on Data Engineering. In 2001, RIDE focuses on Document Management for data intensive business and scientific applications."
"Document Management is a core technology for advanced business and scientific applications. The Web provides a real world infrastructure for document exchange, and it has become the driving force in the development of electronic commerce applications and online information services. Not surprisingly, many of the W3C standardization efforts on XML are targeted at such applications. Documents are not only used for representing multimedia information content but also for many other purposes, like the representation of metainformation and the specification of component interfaces, protocols and processes. As a consequence many new requirements on document management emerge from these new applications. Traditional data models for data management are replaced by document models with consequences for all aspects of information management systems. Distributed document processing leads to new requirements on performance, reliability, and scalability. New functional requirements, as those related to security, authenticity or mobility, come into play."
"The objective of RIDE-DM'2001 is to bring together researchers, developers, and users working on the issues related to document management for electronic commerce and other advanced multimedia, business, and scientific applications.
The organizers of RIDE-DM'2001 are seeking papers that describe novel ideas and applications for document management and those describing experiences gained from ongoing projects in real-world applications."
For complete information including a list of suggested topics and submission instructions, please see the RIDE-DM'2001 conference site at <http://www.congress-online.com/RIDE2001/>.
PURCEL Project Workshops, three one-day workshops scheduled between 20 September and 10 October 2000.
The Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) has funded a six-month project called PURCEL which investigates models employed by libraries and information services in the Higher Education Institution (HEI) sector for budgeting the purchase of electronic resources. The PURCEL project is sponsoring three one-day workshops as part of the research process for this JISC project. The Project Leader for PURCEL is Dr. Stuart Halliday, University of Sunderland.The dates and locations of the workshops are:
20 September 2000
The Informatics Centre, St Peters Site
The University of Sunderland.
3 October 2000
Glasgow Caledonian University Library and University Centre
10 October 2000
The Science Library, DM Watson Building
University College London.
All managers responsible for budgeting and electronic resources are invited to participate in one of these regionally-based workshops. Attendance is limited and registration will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Please contact Claire Shipley via email <Claire.Shipley@sunderland.ac.uk> if you are interested in attending any of these workshops.
"Building an e-Learning Program", a two-day seminar presented by the Center for Academic Transformation e-Learning Executive Seminar Series, 18 - 19 September 2000, Charleston, South Carolina, USA; and 30 - 31 October 2000, Tucson, Arizona, USA.
The following seminar description is an excerpt from the seminar "Overview" at the Eduprise web site:
"The Internet offers a host of new opportunities for developing, marketing, and delivering instructional programs. The Internet has also dramatically reduced the friction and costs of using the services of other organizations, commercial and non-profit, as a means to focus internal investments and energies on core strengths and the rapid achievement of enterprise goals. This seminar is an opportunity for decision makers to discuss various alternatives for working with commercial and non-profit partners to develop and implement a strategy for e-Learning.
Please see the Eduprise web site for the complete seminar description and for registration information. The web site is located at <http://www.eduprise.com>.
School for Scanning: Seattle: Issues of Preservation and Access for Paper-Based Collections, 18 - 20 September 2000, Seattle, Washington, USA.
The Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC) will present this conference which is funded in part by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities. It is cosponsored by the University of Washington Libraries and the National Park Service.
The conference will provide "a rationale for the use of digital technology by managers of paper-based collections in cultural institutions. Specifically, it equips participants to discern the applicability of digital technology in their given circumstances and prepares them to make critical decisions regarding management of digital projects. Although technical issues will be addressed, this is not a technician training program."
Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. The deadline for an earlybird registration fee of $295. is 4 August 2000. Late registration costs $365. and the deadline for late registration is 25 August 2000. Please see the NEDCC web site for the full description of conference content and other information: <http://www.nedcc.org/sfsinfo.htm>.
Telecommunications Policy Research Conference 2000: The 28th Research Conference on Communication, Information and Internet Policy, 23 - 25 September 2000, Alexandria, Virginia, USA.
The Telecommunications Policy Research Conference (TPRC) is an annual forum for scholars engaged in publishable research on policy-relevant telecommunications and information issues, and for public- and private-sector decision makers engaged in telecommunications and information policy. The purpose of the conference is to acquaint policy makers with the best of recent research and to familiarize researchers with the knowledge needs of policy makers. The conference is hosted by TPRC, a nonprofit organization.
Sessions are planned on the following topics:
- Universal Service (Social and Economic perspectives)
- International Governance (e.g. WPO, ITU, IEE, ICAN)
- Pricing Structure
- User Studies
- Infrastructure (e.g. Broadband Development)
- Mass Media and the Internet (e.g. Streaming Media)
- Intellectual Property (e.g. Deep Linking and Copyright)
- Wireless Policy Challenges (e.g. 3G, Bluetooth, Spread Spectrum, WAP and Spectrum)
- Sustainable Open Source Models (e.g. GNU, Linux)
- Network Reliability (e.g. Y2K, 2036, NRIC)
- Real Options and Investments
- Access, Pinch Points and Antitrust
- Accessibility for the Disadvantaged
- Community Networking
- Internet and Human Rights (e.g. Culture, Gender and Censorship)
- IP Telephony (e.g. settlement and QOS)
- Internet Service Quality & Policy
- Value Sensitive Design of Cyberspace
- Regulation of Online Activity (e.g. Taxation, Gambling, Protection of the Vulnerable, Grey Markets)
- Civil Society Political Participation and the Internet
- E-Commerce (e.g. Trust, Security, Liability and Dispute Resolution)
- Bandwidth and Spectrum Markets
- Regulatory Design for Economic Growth and Development
- Globalization of the Knowledge Economy
- Statistical Studies
- Critical Infrastructure and Cyberwar and Law Enforcement
- Internet Appliances
- Evolution of Industry Structure
Detailed descriptions of each of the above may be found on the program page at the TPRC conference web site <http://www.tprc.org/sessions-2000.htm>.
KnowRight 2000: Information Property, Intellectual Property, and New Technology, 26 - 29 September, Vienna, Austria.
The following quoted conference outline is from the KnowRight web site:
"This conference will combine the previous events on Intellectual Property Rights - KnowRight and the European conference on general ethical problems related to information technology - Info-Ethics Europe. It will be supported by UNESCO Austria and UNESCO Paris, the Austrian Computer Society and the Gesellschaft für Informationstechnik (Society for Information technology) at the Austrian Electrotechnical Association. It will provide strong emphasis on the social environment in which the intellectual and information property system, electronic commerce and the electronic civil society evolve."
"The concept of an "Information Society" is neither well defined nor are its foundations and implications well understood. Governments and authorities in many countries and regions (e.g. the European Union) are still discussing plans to establish and regulate at least special aspects of an "Information Society", including electronic commerce and other related regulations. As future technologies can hardly be mastered with traditional law based on national or regional methods and concepts, new forms of achieving international legal status must be developed. In addition they should also contain the power to avoid abuse of such new technologies. New regulations must also duly take into account that human heritage - presently maintained and made available in libraries - remains accessible to the public and individuals. Therefore equitable and fair use of networks shall be guaranteed."
"The conference will discuss which requirements - such as safety and security of related methods and media - must be fulfilled and how these requirements may be enforced (e.g. through regulations and preventive measures). Moreover, free flow of information must guarantee that conflicts between individual rights (e.g. of intellectual property) and collective demands for universal access as well as concerns for the heritage of mankind are treated and resolved in human ways. The conference will also discuss the topics of protecting citizens' and users security and privacy. All of this, considering the development of information in the public domain and the balancing of commercial interests with moral and civic obligations."
For complete information and registration details, please see the KnowRight 2000 Conference web site at <http://knori.ocg.at/index.html>.
EDUCAUSE 2000 Conference: Converging/Emerging in the 21st Century - Coming Together in Nashville to Think IT Through, 10 - 13 October 2000, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
This conference is intended to be a forum where Information Technology (IT) can be critically assessed, ideas shared and opportunities for networking with colleagues can take place.
The program details are now available at the EDUCAUSE 2000 conference site. The program will be organized under the following six tracks:
- Infrastructure and Basic Services
- Teaching and Learning
- Managing Information Technologies and Resources
- Information Systems
- New Technologies: New Capabilities, New Opportunities
- Signature Sessions: Patterns of Converging and Emerging
In addition to the program tracks, more than 35 preconference seminars (some half-day and some full-day) are scheduled for Tuesday, October 10. The seminars provide an in-depth look at current issues of importance to everyone involved in information technology: network administrators, librarians, faculty, support personnel, directors and managers. Please note that the seminars fill fast, so early registration is recommended.
Please see the EDUCAUSE conference web site for complete information: <http://www.educause.edu/conference/annual.html>.
The VRD 2nd Annual Digital Reference Conference: The Facets of Digital Reference, 16 - 17 October 2000, Seattle, Washington, USA.
This conference will highlight digital reference service in all contexts: libraries and information centers, education, Intranets, the commercial sector, government, and more. The conference will explore the nature of Internet-based, human-mediated information service in all areas, as well as examine issues in providing digital reference and expert information service.
Please see the conference web site for complete information: <http://www.vrd.org/conferences/VRD2000>.
Global 2000, 16 - 19 October 2000, Brighton, England, UK.
The Special Libraries Association's Global 2000 is an international conference and will be attended by special librarians, other information professionals from around the world, and representatives of companies serving the information industry.
The stated mission of the conference is "to support and encourage interaction and networking among all participants to acquire knowledge about information services and to gain insights into other people and places," and the stated objectives are:
- To cooperatively seek solutions to common problems.
- To expand networking opportunities.
- To provide a learning environment that is open and supportive.
- To establish a global dialogue among participants that will build and strengthen the profession's international presence.
Please see the Global 2000 web site for complete information <http://www.slaglobal2000.org/>.
New Zealand Law Librarians Group, Inc. Conference: Just Enrichment, 18 - 20 October 2000, Christchurch, New Zealand.
New Zealand Law Librarian's Group (NZLLG) is sponsoring this conference which will pursue the issues important to information providers. Law librarians are an integral part of society, and their role is constantly changing and developing. This conference will provide an opportunity to take stock and be enriched.
The programme will feature inspirational speakers from New Zealand and overseas; provide interactive sessions that discuss and debate the issues important to law librarians; and encourage networking with peers to share ideas and knowledge.
Please visit the NZLLG web site for full details about the conference: <http://www.knowledge-basket.co.nz/nzllg/confer.html>
International Symposium on Music Information Retrieval: MUSIC IR 2000, 23 - 25 October 2000, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA.
Interest in music information retrieval (music IR) is exploding. Music IR has the potential for a wide variety of applications in the educational and academic domains as well as for entertainment. Yet, until now, there has been no established forum specifically for people studying music retrieval. This symposium will build upon research being conducted around the world. It will provide an opportunity for information interchange to enable scholars to move more quickly towards viable solutions to many problems. The conference will include both invited and submitted papers, and a panel with live performance of musical examples on the piano. The keynote speaker will be Marvin Minsky, founder of the MIT Artificial Intelligence Laboratory and long-term member of the Computer Music Journal editorial Board.
Complete information is located at the MUSIC IR 2000 web site <http://ciir.cs.umass.edu/music2000/main.html>.
ALIA 2000: Capitalising on Knowledge - the Information Professional in the 21st Century, 24 - 26 October 2000, Canberra, Australia.
The Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) has planned an interesting and varied conference program for ALIA 2000, with a focus on the use of tools and techniques of the future, building on the professional values developed in the past.
The conference program will feature Australian and overseas speakers, seminars and satellite events, a range of library tours, a Fringe conference and social events.Please see <http://www.alia.org.au/conferences/alia2000/> for more information.
ACM Multimedia 2000, 30 October - 3 November 2000, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The site of this eighth ACM Multimedia Conference is Los Angeles, a city which has been the capital of the entertainment and movie industries for several decades and which has witnessed a spectacular growth of multimedia industry with many successful companies providing both multimedia content and systems expertise. This conference complements the Los Angeles setting by presenting and exploring technological and artistic advancements in multimedia. Technical issues, theory and practice, artistic and consumer innovations will bring together researchers, artists, developers, educators, performers, and practitioners of multimedia.
The conference technical program will consist of plenary sessions and talks with topics of general interest in three main tracks:
- multimedia processing and coding, including multimedia content analysis, content-based multimedia retrieval, multimedia security, audio/image/video processing, compression, etc.
- multimedia system support and networking, including network protocols, Internet, operating systems, middleware, servers, QoS, databases, thin clients, etc.
- multimedia tools, end-systems and applications, including hypermedia systems, user interfaces, authoring, multi-modal interaction and integration, multimedia education, design and applications of virtual environments, etc.
Please visit the conference web site <http://www.acm.org/sigs/sigmm/MM2000/> for complete conference information.
WebNet 2000: World Conference on the WWW and the Internet, 30 October - 4 November 2000, San Antonio, Texas, USA.
WebNet 2000 is an international conference organized by the Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education and co-sponsored by WebNet Journal. This annual conference serves as a multi-disciplinary forum for the exchange of information on research, development, and applications of all topics related to the Web. This encompasses the use, applications and societal and legal aspects of the Internet in its broadest sense.
WebNet 2000 is aimed at all who plan to use the Internet to access information, communicate or conduct transactions, or who are developing applications for the Internet, including the WWW, Intranets, and Extranets.
Please see the conference web site for more information <http://www.aace.org/conf/webnet/webnet2000call.htm>.
3rd Annual LITA National Forum - High Tech / High Touch: The Human Aspects of Technology, 2 - 5 November 2000, Portland, Oregon, USA. Registration opens August 2000 and is limited to 350 persons.
The LITA National Forum provides guidance and continuing education for both decision-makers and practitioners in libraries and information organizations. There is programming to meet the needs of both the technically advanced and the relatively inexperienced attendee.
This conference will feature more than 30 programs and two in-depth workshops on the latest information technologies and their impact on users, libraries and the profession.
Descriptions of the preconferences, plenary sessions, concurrent sessions and information about registration is available now at <http://www.lita.org/forumY2K/index.htm>.
Two CEDARS Project Events Scheduled, 6 December 2000, and 7 - 8 December 2000, both events at York, England, UK.
Kelly L. Russell
CEDARS Project Manager
Edward Boyle Library
University of Leeds
Notice is being provided of two events for December 2000 for the CEDARS Project, co-ordinated by UKOLN and supported by RLG (Research Libraries Group), OCLC (Online Computer Library Center) and JISC (Joint Information Services Committee).
- Information Infrastructures for Digital Preservation: A One Day Workshop, 6 December 2000.
- Preservation 2000: An International Conference on the Preservation and Long Term Accessibility of Digital Materials, 7 - 8 Decemeber 2000. Both events are to be held at the Viking Moat House Hotel, North Street, York, Y01 1JF, UK.
Information and the booking form for these events is now available at <http://www.ukoln.ac.uk/events/cedars-2000/>.
Pointers in this Column
"Building an e-Learning Program", a two-day seminar presented by the Center for Academic Transformation e-Learning Executive Seminar Series, 18 - 19 September 2000, Charleston, South Carolina, USA; and 30 - 31 October 2000, Tucson, Arizona, USA
"The Social Aspects Neglected in E-Commerce," by Samuel Chong and Kecheng Liu, in Ubiquity, An ACM IT Magazine and Forum, June 27, 2000
11th International Workshop on Research Issues on Data Engineering: Document Management for Data Intensive Business and Scientific Applications (RIDE-DM'2001). 1 - 3 April 2001, Heidelberg, Germany
3rd Annual LITA National Forum - High Tech / High Touch: The Human Aspects of Technology, 2 - 5 November 2000, Portland, Oregon, USA
66th IFLA General Conference - Information for Cooperation: Creating the Global Library of the Future, 13 - 18 August 2000, Jerusalem, Israel
ACM Collaborative Virtual Environments, 10 - 12 September 2000, San Francisco, California, USA
ACM Multimedia 2000, 30 October - 3 November 2000, Los Angeles, California, USA
ALIA 2000: Capitalising on Knowledge - the Information Professional in the 21st Century, 24 - 26 October 2000, Canberra, Australia
American Society for Information Science (ASIS)
Australian Libraries Gateway: Australian Digitisation Projects, National Library of Australia
BOBCATSSS Open 2001: 9th Bobcatsss Symposium, 29 - 31 January 2001, Vilnius, Lithuania. Call for papers. The deadline for submission is 15 September 2000
CACM (Communications of the ACM) Special Digital Library Issue - April 2001, Theme: Digital Libraries -- Integrating Information Technologies and Extending Traditional Values. Call for Contributions. Deadline for abstracts 1 August 2000
Point of Contact: Ed Fox
Call for References on Digital Library Publications Deadline 1 September 2000
Point of Contact: Ed Fox
DAC 2000: 3rd International Digital Arts & Culture Conference, 2 - 4 August 2000, Bergen, Norway
Digital Documents and Electronic Publishing (DDEP00), 13 - 15 September 2000, Munich, Germany
Digital Resources for the Humanities: DRH2000, 10 - 13 September 2000, University of Sheffield, England, UK
Draft Standard Z39.85-200X: The Dublin Core Metadata Element Set
EDUCAUSE 2000 Conference: Converging/Emerging in the 21st Century - Coming Together in Nashville to Think IT Through, 10 - 13 October 2000, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
Electronic Publishing 2000, 17 - 19 August 2000, Kaliningrad, Svetlogorsk, Russia
Electronic Resources for a New Majority, A Pre-Conference of the Reforma National Conference II, 3 August 2000, Tucson, Arizona, USA
Extreme Markup Languages 2000, 15 - 18 August 2000, Montreal, Canada
Getting the Most Out of Web-Based Surveys, by David Ward. LITA. 2000
Global 2000, 16 - 19 October 2000, Brighton, England, UK
International Paper Contest on Digital Library or Information Science & Technology in Developing Countries, American Society for Information Science (ASIS), International Information Issues Special Interest Group
International Symposium on Music Information Retrieval: MUSIC IR 2000, 23 - 25 October 2000, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
Internet Research 1.0: The State of the Interdiscipline, 14 - 17 September 2000, Lawrence, Kansas, USA
ISIC 2000 - Information Seeking in Context: The Third International Conference on Information Needs, Seeking and Use in Different Contexts, 16 - 18 August 2000, Goteborg, Sweden
Journal of the American Society for Information Science (JASIS), Volume 51, Number 10
KDD-2000: Sixth ACM DIGKDD International Conference on Knowledge Discovery & Data Mining, 20 - 23 August 2000, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
KnowRight 2000: Information Property, Intellectual Property, and New Technology, 26 - 29 September, Vienna, Austria
Live Chat on "Personalizing Library Web Pages”
MC Journal: The Journal of Academic Media Librarianship, Call for contributors for the Fall 2000 issue. The deadline for submission is 1 September 2000
National Library of Australia Digitisation Policy 2000 - 2004, National Library of Australia
New Zealand Law Librarians Group, Inc. Conference: Just Enrichment, 18 - 20 October 2000, Christchurch, New Zealand
OCLC Insitute Courses and Events for Summer and Fall 2000
PURCEL Project Workshops, three one-day workshops scheduled between 20 September and 10 October 2000
Risk Management of Digital Information: A File Format Investigation, by Gregory W. Lawrence, William R. Kehoe, Oya Y. Rieger, William H. Walters, and Anne R. Kenney
School for Scanning: Seattle: Issues of Preservation and Access for Paper-Based Collections, 18 - 20 September 2000, Seattle, Washington, USA.
Telecommunications Policy Research Conference 2000: The 28th Research Conference on Communication, Information and Internet Policy, 23 - 25 September 2000, Alexandria, Virginia, USA
The VRD 2nd Annual Digital Reference Conference: The Facets of Digital Reference, 16 - 17 October 2000, Seattle, Washington, USA
Tool Kit for the Expert Web Searcher, created and maintained by Pat Ensor
Two CEDARS Project Events Scheduled, 6 December 2000, and 7 - 8 December 2000, both events at York, England, UK
Version 31, Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography, by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.,
WebNet 2000: World Conference on the WWW and the Internet, 30 October - 4 November 2000, San Antonio, Texas, USA
(On July 21, 2000, a correction was made to the URL for the magazine Cultivate Interactive.)
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