Growing by Degrees: Online Education in the United States, 2005 - Southern Edition, by I. Elaine Allen, Ph.D., and Jeff Seaman, Ph.D. for the Sloan Consortium, 2006.
"Growing by Degrees: Online Education in the United States, 2005 - Southern Edition is based on data collected for the third annual national report on the state of online education in U.S. Higher Education. This year's study was aimed at answering some of the fundamental questions about the nature and extent of online education. Supported by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and based on responses from over 400 southern colleges and universities, this special report examines the nature and extent of online learning among the 16 southern states that make up the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB)."
For more information, please see <http://www.sloan-c.org/publications/survey/pdf/growing_by_degrees_southern.pdf>.
The State of America's Libraries, American Library Association, April 2006.
From the Executive Summary: "This report on the State of America's Libraries is not meant to be exhaustive but simply to show the many ways in which America's libraries and librarians are not only adapting in the Age of Google but continuing to play a vital role as information providers, information advisers and community centers."
For more information, please see <http://www.ala.org/ala/pressreleases2006/march2006/stateoflibraries.htm>.
Open Access: Key strategic, technical and economic aspects, edited by Neil Jacobs, CHANDOS Publishing (Oxford) Ltd., 2006. ISBN 1843342049.
"This book brings together many of the world's leading open access experts to provide an analysis of the key strategic, technical and economic aspects on the topic of open access. Open access to research papers is perhaps a defining debate for publishers, librarians, university managers and many researchers within the international academic community."
For more information, please see <http://www.chandospublishing.com/catalogue/record_detail.php?recordID=103>.
What's New in Digital Preservation, Issue no. 13 (March - June 2006).
"A joint service of the Digital Preservation Coalition and PADI. This publication is a quarterly summary of selected recent activity in the field of digital preservation compiled from the Preserving Access to Digital Information (PADI) Gateway, the digital-preservation and padiforum-l mailing lists and other sources."
For more information, please see <http://www.dpconline.org/graphics/whatsnew/index.html>, or <http://www.nla.gov.au/padi/qdigest/issue132006.html>.
RLG DigiNews, Volume 10, Number 3, June 2006.
"RLG DigiNews (ISSN 1093-5371) is a Web-based newsletter conceived by the RLG preservation community and developed to serve a broad readership around the world. It is produced by staff in the Department of Research, Cornell University Library, in consultation with RLG and is published six times a year at <http://www.rlg.org>. "
For more information, please see <http://www.rlg.org/en/page.php?Page_ID=20952>.
Digital Document Quarterly, Volume 5, Number 2, H.M.G. Consulting.
As announced by Henry M. Gladney, July 16, 2006: "In its Digital Preservation section it contains short summaries and links to recent assessment reports of more than usual interest. This continues with questions about the U.S. NDIIPP at mid-point and then brief introductions to archiving software that I believe attention-worthy. DDQ 5(2) continues with a section on two philosophical topics: (a) why epistemology is, in my opinion, pertinent to the design of preservation solutions, and (b) the changing relationship between philosophy and the exact sciences. In addition to the usual News and Practical Matters for personal computing sections, there are book recommendations: John Barry's The Great Influenza and Lewis Carroll's Sylvie and Bruno."
For more information, please see <http://home.pacbell.net/hgladney/ddq_5_2.htm>.
ERCIM News 66, July 2006. Special theme: European Digital Library
"ERCIM News is published quarterly by ERCIM, the European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics. ERCIM News reports on joint actions of the ERCIM partners, and aims to reflect the contribution made by ERCIM to the European Community in Information Technology."
For more information, please see <http://www.ercim.org/publication/Ercim_News/enw66/>.
nestor (Network of Expertise in Long-Term Storage of Digital Resources) newsletter, Issue no. 9, June 2006.
Announced by Heike Neuroth, Goettingen State and University Library (SUB): "Selection of topics:
For more information, please see <http://nestor.sub.uni-goettingen.de/newsletter/index.php?lang=en>.
JISC Inform 14, Summer 2006.
"JISC inform is produced by the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) to raise awareness of the use of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) to support further and higher education in the UK. Contributing authors include members of the JISC family of services and initiatives, JISC's partners and staff working in the further education (FE) and higher education (HE) sectors."
For more information, please see <http://www.jisc.ac.uk/index.cfm?name=pub_inform14>.
Point to Point
The digital library landscape and trends in the world of Web 2.0, Webcast of a presentation by Lorcan Dempsey at the Edinburgh University Library. Monday, 3 July 2006.
"The event was organised by the Digital Library Division of Edinburgh University Library and formed part of the 10th Anniversary Celebrations for EDINA - a UK National Data Centre based in the University of Edinburgh. The live presentation was webcast, and an archive presentation is available."
For more information, please see <http://www.lib.ed.ac.uk/news/>.
C21st Curation: Access and Service Delivery - Lecture Series, April and May 2006 podcasts and presentations from the series. School of Library, Archive, and Information Studies (SLAIS), University College London.
"UCL School of Librar , Archive and Infromation studies is pleased to announce details of a second series of C21st Curation public lectures for 2006. The lectures by eight leading speakers will be open to students, professionals and the general public. The speaker will all be talking about how new requirements for digital access and service delivery impact on their own organisations and disciplines, and the challenges and opportunities presented. When availabe, we will be including presentations as well as audio online."
For more information, please see <http://www.slais.ucl.ac.uk/c21/>.
As announced by Joan Lippincott, Coalition for Networked Information (CNI): "CNI and the UK's Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) held a conference in York, England on July 6-7, 2006. Many of the speaker presentations from the conference are now available for viewing...Topics included access and preservation, how users are changing, open access, e-theses, massive digitization projects, and resource discovery. Additional presentations will be added to the website as they become available."
For more information, please see <http://www.ukoln.ac.uk/events/jisc-cni-2006/programme.html>.
Calls for Participation
International Conference on Semantic Web and Digital Libraries (ICSD 2007), 21 - 23 February 2007, Bangalore, Indias. Call for papers. The submission date for abstracts is 15 August 2006, for full papers the submission date is 15 September 2006.
"The Documentation Research and Training Centre (DRTC), Indian Statistical Institute (ISI), Bangalore, has a long research interest in knowledge organization techniques, including its seminal contribution in the form of Prof. S.R. Ranganathan's faceted approach to classification. In recent times the DRTC has applied the classical theory to practical modeling in the area of Information Retrieval. The team at DRTC has experimented with application of Artificial Intelligence (AI) techniques in IR and has demonstrated systems in automatic classification and indexing. With this experience, and as part of the Indian Statistical Institute Platinum jubilee celebrations, DRTC/ISI announces the International Conference on Semantic Web and Digital Libraries. The objective is to bring together the best expertise in the areas of the Semantic Web and Digital Libraries from leading initiatives worldwide."
For more information, please see <http://drtc.isibang.ac.in/icsd/>.
SIGCSE 2007 - 38th ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education, 7 - 10 March 2007, Covington, Kentucky, USA. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 8 September 2007.
"The 38th ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education is seeking high quality unpublished original work. The symposium will follow SIGCSE tradition, providing a diverse selection of technical sessions and opportunities for learning and interaction. This symposium addresses problems common among educators working to develop, implement and/or evaluate computing programs, curricula, and courses. In addition, the symposium provides a forum for sharing new ideas for syllabi, laboratories, and other elements of teaching and pedagogy, at all levels of instruction."
For more information, please see <http://www.cs.potsdam.edu/sigcse07/>.
The 2006 International Conference on Signal-Image Technology & Internet-based Systems (SITIS 06), 17 - 21 December 2006, Hammamet, Tunisia. Call for papers and tutorial proposals. The submission deadline is 9 September 2006.
"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 data and semi-structured data found in the web. SITIS 2006 aims to provide a forum for high quality presentations on research activities centered on three main tracks: Information Management & Retrieval Technologies; Web-Based Information Technologies & Distributed Systems; and Signal & Image Technologies"
For more information, please see <http://www.u-bourgogne.fr/SITIS/06/>.
BOBCATSSS Symposium, 29 - 31 January 2007, Prague, Czech Republic. Call for papers. The submission deadline for abstracts is 15 September 2006.
"BOBCATSSS is a symposium of associated European universities in the field of Library and Information Science, founded by universities from Budapest, Oslo, Barcelona, Copenhagen, Amsterdam, Tampere, Stuttgart, Szombately, Sheffield. Every year it is organized, managed and filled with content by students from an Eastern and a Western European university. BOBCATSSS 2007 is planned and organized by the Institute of Information Studies and Librarianship, Charles University, Prague; Media University, Stuttgart and University of Applied Sciences, Constance. The symposium takes place under the auspice of EUCLID (European Association for Library and Information Education and Research), and follows the tradition connecting academics, professionals and students."
For more information, please see <http://www.bobcatsss.org/html/index-htm.htm>.
MUSIC-AI 2007: International Workshop on Artificial Intelligence and Music, 6 January 2007, Hyderabad, India. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 25 September 2006.
"MUSIC-AI 2007 intends to continue a series of events related to artificial intelligence and music that have been held either in conjunction with artificial intelligence conferences or international music-related conferences. The presence of such events and the increasing number of contributions they receive indicates that the application of artificial intelligence techniques to the development of music processing systems is an active, exciting and significant area of research which has become an established field of research that is recognized by both the AI and music communities."
For more information, please see <http://www.iua.upf.es/mtg/MusAI/>.
International Journal of Knowledge and Learning (IJKL), Special Issue on: "Learning and Interacting in the Web: Social Networks and Social Software in the Web 2.0". Call for papers. The submission date for abstracts is 30 September 2006.
"The key motivation for this special issue is to go beyond the words and wishful thinking to examine the critical role of networks for the promotion of knowledge and learning. We invite open minds academics and practitioners alike to contribute their research on how social networks and social software create new opportunities, exploiting leading edge approaches in the design and modelling of systems towards the vision of Web 2.0"
For more information, please see <http://www.inderscience.com/browse/callpaper.php?callID=437>.
The IASTED International Conference on Internet and Multimedia Systems and Applications - EuroIMSA 2007, 14 - 16 March 2007, Chamonix, France. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 15 October 2006.
"he IASTED International Conference on Internet and Multimedia Systems and Applications (EuroIMSA 2007) will be an opportunity for international research scientists, engineers, and practitioners to present their latest research, ideas, developments, and applications in these fields. EuroIMSA 2007 will include keynote addresses, contributed papers, and tutorials on a wide range of topics."
For more information, please see <http://www.iasted.org/conferences/home-558.html>.
16th International World Wide Web Conference (WWW2007), 8 - 12 May 2007, Banff, Alberta, Canada. Call for workshop proposals. The submission date for workshop proposals is 20 October 2006.
"The World Wide Web Conference is the global event that brings together the key innovators, decision-makers, technologists, businesses, and standards bodies shaping the Web. Organized by the IW3C2 since 1994, the WWW conference is the annual gathering place of the international community to discuss and debate the future evolution of the Web."
For more information, please see <http://www2007.org/>.
WEBIST 2007 - 3rd International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies, 3 - 6 March 2007, Barcelona, Spain. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 30 October 2006 .
"The purpose of the 3rd International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies (WEBIST) is to bring together researchers, engineers and practitioners interested in the technological advances and business applications of web-based information systems. The conference has four main track, covering different aspects of Web Information Systems, including Internet Technology, Web Interfaces and Applications, Society, e-Communities, e-Business and, last but not least, e-Learning."
For more information, please see <http://www.webist.org/cfp.htm>.
HCI 2007 International: 12th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, 22 - 27 July 2007, Beijing, P.R. China. Call for papers and tutorial proposals. The submission deadline for both abstracts of papers and tutorial proposals is 30 October 2006.
"[This is an]...international forum for the dissemination and exchange of up-to-date scientific information on theoretical, generic and applied areas of HCI through the following modes of communication: Plenary / Keynote Presentation(s), Parallel Sessions, Poster Sessions and Tutorials. The Conference will start with three days of Tutorials. Parallel Sessions and Poster Sessions will be held during the last three days of the Conference."
For more information, please see <http://www.promoteresearch.org/2007/setp/index.html>.
New Review of Hypermedia and Multimedia, Special Issue on Web Archiving. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 30 October 2006.
"This special issue invites contributions of researchers and practitioners on issues related to the building, running, and usage of Web Archives. All submissions will be subject to peer review. Relevant topics include, but are not limited to:
"Submissions should be sent by email to the guest editors, preferably in pdf format, specifying 'NRHM Special Issue' as subject. Open topic papers meeting NRHM's scope in general are also welcome. Questions and enquiries concerning this call should be directed to the guest editors: Jane Hunter, University of Queensland, Australia (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Andreas Rauber, Vienna University of Technology, Austria (email@example.com)."
For more information about the New Review of Hypermedia nd Multimedia, please see <http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/13614568.asp>.
International Summer School in Systematic Musicology (ISSSM 2006), 1 - 10 September 2006, Ghent, Belgium. (Limited enrollment.)
For more information, please see <http://www.ipem.ugent.be/2006ISSSM/>.
Digital Resources in the Humanities and Arts, 3 - 6 September 2006, Devon, United Kingdom.
"The Conference continues to address the key emerging themes and strategic issues that engagement with ICT (Information Communications Technology) brings to scholarly research and artistic practice."
For more information, please see <http://www.dartington.ac.uk/drha06/index.asp>.
7th European Conference on Knowledge Management, 4 - 5 September 2006, Budapest, Hungary.
"The European Conference on Knowledge Management (ECKM) has invited researchers to present current research findings and business experiences from the wide community that is now involved in knowledge management and intellectual capital and organisational learning."
For more information, please see <http://www.academic-conferences.org/eckm/eckm2006/eckm06-home.htm>.
8th International Conference on Data Warehousing and Knowledge Discovery, 4 - 8 September 2006, Krakow, Poland.
For more information about DEXA and its associated conferences and activities, including the current program of activities, please see <http://www.dexa.org>.
ALT-C 2006: the next generation, 5 - 7 September 2006, Endinburgh, United Kingdom.
"The conference is for practitioners and researchers from all sectors involved in learning technology, as well as those new to the field."
For more information, please see <http://www.alt.ac.uk/altc2006/index.html>.
I-KNOW: 6th International Conference on Knowledge Management, 6 - 8 September 2006, Graz, Austria.
"Now in its sixth year, I-KNOW has a tradition of bringing together Europe's leading researchers and practitioners involved in knowledge management. Attracting more than 500 attendees, I-KNOW ... provides a perfect opportunity to stay abreast of the latest developments in the field. Both the human/organizational perspective and the technology perspective are covered. The novelty and the quality of the accepted contributions are ensured by a high-callibre program committee featuring international experts on a broad range of knowlege management topics."
For more information, please see <http://i-know.know-center.tugraz.at/i_know_06>.
ASIDIC 2006 Fall Meeting, 10 - 12 September 2006, Newport Beach, California, USA.
"The theme of this meeting is 'Getting the Most From Your Most Valuable Resource: Content'. A new world of content delivery has emerged without warning. As the wave of digitally available content continues to increase at an exponential rate, the lines continue to blur between authors and publishers, aggregators and distributors, and technology and content. The Internet business model that was once about traffic and eyeballs is now about content. Sooner than we think, Internet content providers will deliver the same premium content that was once reserved to the traditional online information providers....At the ASIDIC Fall meeting we will hear from the new generation of content providers changing the face of information right now, as well as from some of the traditional players who recognize the need to catch up to the Internet world."
For more information, please see <http://www.asidic.org/meetings/fall06.htm>.
10th European Conference of Medical and Health Libraries, 11 - 16 September 2006, Cluj, Romania.
"The conference will include a scientific programme of parallel sessions, plenary sessions, exhibits, a social programme, and posters and demonstrations. For the first time an EAHIL conference will also feature two Empowerment sessions in addition to parallel sessions. This idea was formed by Eva Alopaeus (Sweden) and Patricia Flor (Norway) as an opportunity for participants to discuss, in depth, certain topics in an interactive environment."
For more information, please see <http://www.eahilconfcluj.ro/>.
32nd International Conference on Very Large Databases, 12 - 15 September 2006, Seoul, South Korea.
"VLDB is the premier international conference on database technology, organized every year by the VLDB Endowment....The VLDB 2006 has assembled an excellent program that consists of 2 keynote speakers, 83 research papers, 11 industrial papers, 29 demonstrations, 2 panels, 5 tutorials, 12 co-located workshops, and the 10-year best paper talk."
For more information, please see <http://aitrc.kaist.ac.kr/~vldb06>.
Bringing Text Alive: The Future of Scholarship, Pedagogy, and Electronic Publication, 14 - 17 September 2006, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.
"The conference will bring together scholars, students, librarians, publishers, and others to investigate how electronic resources like EEBO [Early English Books Online], Evans [Evans Early American Imprints], ECCO [Eighteenth Century Collections Online], and the TCP [Text Creation Partnership]:
For more information, please see <http://www.lib.umich.edu/tcp/conference/>.
10th ECDL (European Conference on Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries, 17 - 22 September 2006, Alicante, Spain.
"The conference will include presentations and discussions about technical issues and other applications. Topics include (but are not limited to):
For more information, please see <http://www.ecdl2006.org/>.
Web Search University, 18 - 19 September 2006, Washington, DC, USA.
"WebSearch University enables Internet researchers to hone their skills and refresh their search competencies. The world of Web search changes so quickly and so drastically that keeping up is vitally important to information professionals determined to provide the best and most relevant information to their clients, organizations, and colleagues....WebSearch University's two-day intensive environment concentrates on how information professionals can most effectively and efficiently apply Internet resources to their individual work situations."
For more information, please see <http://www.websearchu.com/>.
2006 IEEE International Conference on Web Services, 18 - 22 September 2006, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
"ICWS has been a prime international forum for both researchers and industry practitioners to exchange the latest fundamental advances in the state of the art and practice of Web Services, identify emerging research topics, and define the future of Web Services."
For more information, please see <http://conferences.computer.org/icws/2006/>.
Learning on Screen Conference, 19 - 20 September 2006, Birmingham, United Kingdom.
"Learning on Screen promotes and celebrates excellence in the production, study and use of moving pictures and related media in teaching, learning, training and research. The event provides an excellent meeting place for teachers, librarians, broadcasters, digital media producers, distributors, service providers, and technology vendors."
For more information, please see <http://www.bufvc.ac.uk/conferences/learningonscreen/index.html>.
Click '06: ALIA (Australian Library and Information Association) 2006 Biennial Conference, 19 - 22 September 2006, Perth, Australia.
"The Conference theme Click06: 'Create, Lead, Innovate, Connect, Knowledge' deliberately challenges the norm; playing with words and sounds, and asks you to think about the library profession's role and responsibilities in coming years."
For more information, please see <http://conferences.alia.org.au/alia2006/>.
Nebraska Digital Workshop, 22 - 23 September 2006, Lincoln, Nebraska, USA.
"The goal of the Workshop is to enable the best early-career scholars in the field of digital humanities, including but not limited to, English, History, and Modern Languages, to present their work in a forum where it can be critically evaluated, improved, and showcased."
For more information, please see <http://etc.unl.edu/proposals.html>.
The 2006 AUKML Conference The 21st Century Information Professional, 22 - 24 September 2006, Edinburgh, United Kingdom.
"The Association of UK Media Librarians, AUKML, was formed in 1986 to create links between librarians and information workers in all areas of the media industry [and] aims to improve the professional standing of information workers through exchanging knowledge and experience and by organising meetings, events and conferences to keep members up-to-date with emerging techniques in information management."
For more information, please see <http://www.aukml.org.uk/conf2006.htm>.
Library Assessment Conference: Building Effective, Sustainable, Practical Assessment, 25 - 27 September 2006, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA.
"The conference will focus on using data to improve library service, and will include sessions on customer surveys, focus groups, learning outcomes, organizational climate surveys, performance metrics, evaluating electronic services and resources, and related marketing and management issues."
For more information, please see <http://www.arl.org/stats/laconf.html>.
Moving towards open access: A JISC conference for research funders, authors, publishers and librarians, 27 - 28 September 2006, Oxford, United Kingdom.
"The UK Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) wishes to invite leading representatives of funding agency, university, author, publishing and library communities to a Conference to be held at Keble College Oxford 27-28 September 2006. The Director-General of CERN, Dr Robert Aymar will give the opening keynote address. Other speakers from different stakeholder groups will present their policies and positions relating to the dissemination of research and open access....Progress towards open access to research outputs has been significant in respect of both repository development and the availability of open access journals. Opportunities exist for authors to make their work available in outlets which will yield higher citations and provide increased value from publicly and charity-funded research....While much is being achieved, the momentum of change can be maintained through a greater understanding of the priorities of different stakeholders. As open access developments have grown, the concerns of funders, authors, publishers and librarians have changed. While areas of dispute still exist, there is a willingness by members of all stakeholder communities to explore open access opportunities in a spirit of collaboration."
For more information, please see <http://www.jisc.ac.uk/index.cfm?name=event_oaconf_0906>.
Open Education 2006 Conference, 27 - 29 September 2006, Logan, Utah, USA.
"Open Education 2006: Community, Culture, and Content is a multidisciplinary event designed to promote the discussion of the variety of research, development, and other activities necessary to move the field of open education forward."
For more information, please see <http://cosl.usu.edu/conferences/opened2006>.
2nd Secure Knowledge Management Workshop (SKM 2006), 28 - 29 September 2006, Brooklyn , New York, USA.
"Knowledge Management is the methodology for systematically gathering, organizing, and disseminating knowledge. It essentially consists of processes and tools to effectively capture and share knowledge as well as use the knowledge of individuals within an organization. Knowledge Management Systems (KMS) promote sharing information among employees and require security mechanisms to prevent unauthorized access and misuse. Security is a major issue revolving around KMS. The Secure Knowledge Management Workshop aims to raise awareness of academics and practitioners in this critical area of research by presenting papers containing ideas, directions, and questions that need to be tackled by the research community, as well as traditional scientific papers presenting results."
For more information, please see <http://www.cs.stonybrook.edu/skm2006/>.
International and Interdisciplinary Conference of the Association of Internet Researchers (AOIR), 28 - 30 September 2006, Brisbane , Australia.
"The annual conference of the Association of Internet Researchers is one of the premier opportunities for scholars and researchers of all things Internet, as well as related new media technologies and practices. It is a forum to meet, present research, network and share ideas in a cooperative, multidisciplinary environment."
For more information, please see <http://conferences.aoir.org/index.php?cf=5>.
Sixth IASTED International Conference on Visualization, Imaging, and Image Processing - VIIP 2006, 28 - 30 September 2006, Palma de Mallorca, Spain.
"The IASTED international Conference on Visualization, Imaging, and Image Processing (VIIP 2006) will establish an international medium for the exchange of new ideas and practical experience between researchers and practitioners working in the fields of imaging, image processing, and visualization."
For more information, please see <http://www.iasted.org/conferences/2006/spain/viip.htm>.
Managing Electronic Collections, National Information Standards Organization workshop, 28 - 30 September 2006, Denver, Colorado, USA.
"[This workshop features] best practices, case studies, and sessions to answer your how-to questions about managing today's increasingly complex collections including guidance on communicating with your vendors to ensure you get the systems and services you want."
"Topics include usage statistics, repository architecture, copyright and licenses, journal versions, and web services."
For more information, please see <http://www.niso.org/news/events_workshops/Collections-06-wkshp.html>.
Digital Preservation Management: Short-Term Solutions to Long-Term Problems, 1 - 6 October 2006, Ithaca, New York, USA.
"The Digital Preservation Management workshop series is intended for those who are contemplating or implementing digital preservation programs in libraries, archives, and other cultural institutions. The goals of this initiative are to foster critical thinking in a technological realm and to provide the means for exercising practical and responsible stewardship of digital assets."
For more information, please see <http://www.library.cornell.edu/iris/dpworkshop/>.
International Association of Computer Information Systems (IACIS) 2006 Conference, 4 - 7 October 2006, Reno, Nevada, USA.
"The IACIS Fall Conference provides an opportunity for members and others to participate in a high quality meeting providing the opportunity for professors and others to engage in networking; present and hear the latest technical and pedagogical research; recognize outstanding scholars and educators through the IACIS Awards program; and enjoy a number of social activities with all conference participants."
For more information, please see <http://www.iacis.org/web/conf.htm>.
International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Application: Metadata for Knowledge and Learning, 3 - 6 October 2006, Manzanillo, Colima, Mexico.
"DC-2006 will cover a full range of topics related to standards and technologies for metadata. This year, the conference theme is "Metadata for Knowledge and Learning". This theme promises to be of particular interest to several distinct communities of practice:
For more information, please see <http://dc2006.ucol.mx/>.
IADIS International Conference: WWW/Internet 2006, 5 - 8 October 2006, Murcia, Spain.
"The IADIS WWW/Internet 2006 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.iadis.org/icwi2006/>.
iPres International Conference on the Preservation of Digital Objects, 8 - 10 October 2006, Ithaca, New York, USA.
"The theme of this year's iPRES is Words to Deeds: Collaboration in the Realm of Digital Preservation. Following on the successful iPRES 2005 held September 14-16 in Goettingen, Germany, iPRES 2006 Plenary Sessions will kickoff with a keynote presentation by Ian Wilson, Librarian and Archivist of Canada. Plenary Sessions will explore topics in Preserving Multimedia Objects, e-Journal Preservation, Certification, and National Efforts in Digital Preservation. Concurrent sessions on Tools of the Trade, eScience and Digital Preservation, Repositories, and New Initiatives will also be held."
For more information, please see <http://ipres.library.cornell.edu/>.
LIANZA Conference: Next Generation Libraries, 8 - 11 October, 2006, Wellington, New Zealand.
"The LIANZA Conference is the professional development opportunity of the year for library and information professionals in New Zealand Aotearoa and attracts more than 700 local and international delegates - making it one of the largest conferences held in the country."
For more information, please see <http://www.lianza.org.nz/events/conference2006/index.html>.
International Conference on Music Information Retreival (ISMIR 2006), 8 - 12 October 2006, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.
"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://ismir2006.ismir.net/>.
EDUCAUSE 2006: Spurring Innovation and Marshalling Resources, 9 - 12 October 2006, Dallas, Texas, USA.
"Focused on the theme 'Spurring Innovation and Marshalling Resources,' the diverse program offers a variety of ways to gather information, engage with peers in the higher education IT community, and hear from leading figures in the field including preconference seminars; track sessions; poster sessions; small group meetings; and corporate exhibits, presentations, and workshops."
For more information, please see <http://www.educause.edu/e06>.
TMRA (Topic Maps Research and Applications) 2006: Leveraging the Semantics, 11 - 12 October 2006, Leipzig, Germany.
"TMRA the international conference series on Topic Maps Research and Applications is a scientific and industrial forum whose main object is connecting the key players in the Topic Maps community. Here you will find researchers, users in government and industry, as well as the vendors, the luminaries, and the standards creators gathered for an exchange of ideas in a stimulating setting. TMRA is where new challenges in Topic Maps are identified and open issues tackled."
For more information, please see <http://www.informatik.uni-leipzig.de/~tmra/>.
CaSTA (Canadian Symposium on Text Analysis) 2006, Breadth of Text - A Joint Humanities Computing, Computer Science Conference, 11 - 14 October 2006, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada.
"This is the fifth conference in a series of annual conferences known as CaSTA or the Canadian Symposium on Text Analysis, sponsored by TAPoR (Text Analysis Portal for Research). This year's conference, Breadth of Text, will have its own distinct persona yet build on the past four CaSTA conferences. Breadth of Text will be a joint Computer Science/Humanities Computing Conference signaling the interdisciplinary nature of text analysis research and the face of CaSTA in 2006."
For more information, please see <http://www.lib.unb.ca/casta2006>.
Access 2006, 11 - 14 October 2006, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
"The conference is an eclectic group of technically savvy people who get together every year to share fresh challenges, projects and solutions related to advances in information and library communities. It is a single stream conference with limited attendance, which provides ample opportunity to meet and exchange ideas."
For more information, please see <http://www.access2006.uottawa.ca/>.
Governing the Knowledge Society, 12 - 13 October 2006, Hamburg, Germany.
"Knowledge has long been on the agenda of social sciences. Currently processes of rapid technological change and the growing importance of knowledge based markets have propelled discussions on possible contents and consequences of what is often termed the 'knowledge society'. Even if there is no agreement on whether we should presently speak of a transition to a postindustrial information or knowledge society, there is no doubt that at least in countries of the global north production and trade in immaterial goods services, information, and knowledge will continue to gain importance. Therefore modes of regulating access to knowledge resources, modes of public and private control and appropriation of the production and distribution of knowledge are becoming more and more central. The conference will address theoretical and practical implications and consequences of these new modes and models of regulating knowledge."
For more information, please see <http://www.cgg.uni-hamburg.de/konferenzen/knowledgesociety.html>.
E-Learn 2006, 13 - 17 October 2006, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.
"E-Learn provides a unique forum for Government, Healthcare, Education, and Business professionals to discuss the latest research, development, applications, issues, and strategies, to explore new technologies, and to identify solutions for today's challenges related to online learning."
For more information, please see <http://www.aace.org/conf/elearn>.
MEDNET: World Congress on Internet in Medicine, 13 - 20 October 2006, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
"MEDNET is a scientific conference organized of under the auspices of the Society for the Internet in Medicine (SIM). In 2006, MEDNET will be part of a larger eHealth conference, involving meetings of other groups such as the International Society for Research on Internet Interventions, and the WATI group (Web-Assisted Tobacco Interventions)."
For more information, please see <http://www.mednetcongress.org/>.
Internet Librarian International 2006, 16 - 17 October 2006, London, United Kingdom.
"Internet Librarian International provides a stimulating forum for inquiring delegates and experienced speakers to explore the exciting range of issues and challenges that information professionals face today....This year's theme is about discovering new resources and demystifying web technologies. This duality is important for librarians and information professionals in many sectors, including academic, industrial, government and research."
For more information, please see <http://www.internet-librarian.com/index.shtml>.
8th Russian Conference on Digital Libraries (RCDL'2006), 17 - 19 October 2006, Vladimir, Russia.
"The purpose of this conference series (previous seven conferences were held in St.Petersburg (1999), Protvino (2000), Petrozavodsk (2001), Dubna (2002), St. Petersburg (2003), Pushchino (2004), Yaroslavl (2005)) is to stimulate evolvement of the Russian digital libraries community and encourage research in this field. RCDL brings Russian scientific and application communities contributing to DL field together and provides an open forum for exchange of experience, ideas and results as well as stimulates communication and co-operation between experts in the field."
For more information, please see <http://rcdl2006.vlsu.vladimir.ru/>.
First International Symposium on Information Interaction in Context (IIiX), 18 - 20 October, 2006, Copenhagen, Denmark.
"IIiX seeks to explore how to make information systems truly interactive, by investigating seeking and authoring agents in their task environments. Contextual data can be used effectively to constrain seeking and retrieval of information and to understand ensuing information behaviours, thereby reducing the complexity of the interaction processes."
For more information, please see <http://www.db.dk/IIiX/>.
Open Scholarship 2006: New Challenges for Open Access Repositories, 18 - 20 October 2006, Glasgow, United Kingdom.
"Open Scholarship 2006: New Challenges for Open Access Repositories is a companion European Conference to the OAI meetings at CERN in Geneva, and to the Nordic Scholarly Communication Conferences in Lund, Sweden, and is aimed at Librarians, University Administrators, funders, academics and technical specialists....This pan-European conference will focus on the range of new challenges and opportunities faced by open access repositories. In addition to tutorial sessions on advocacy and policy issues as well as functionality and software issues, OS 2006 will address key themes presented by many leading European practitioners in the field of Open Access."
For more information, please see <http://www.lib.gla.ac.uk/openscholarship/>.
Europe-China Conference on Intellectual Property in Digital Media, 18 - 20 October 2006, Shanghai, China.
"The Europe-China Conference on Intellectual Property in Digital Media is an international conference designed to foster an effective debate on new ways to enhance the value of Intellectual Property in Media in an age of industry convergence. It explores this issue from the viewpoint of the multiple disciplines involved, e.g. culture, sociology, law, economy and technology, and for two important players: Europe, an advanced economic space and China, a country that is being confronted with the issue of Intellectual Property in Digital Media in the course of its development."
For more information, please see <http://www.broadcastpapers.com/EventItem.cfm?objid=171>.
2006 Symposium on Interactive Visual Information Collections and Activity (IVICA), 20 - 22 October 2006, College Station, Texas, USA.
"The 2006 Symposium on Interactive Visual Information Collections and Activity [focuses on]...research and practice regarding software supporting the entire cluster of activities related to composing, nurturing, collecting, maintaining, and making associations within information; the environments and related tools in which these activities take place; and the theory behind these activities and environments."
For more information, please see <http://www.csdl.tamu.edu/IVICA>.
20th International CODATA Conference, 22 - 25 October 2006, Beijing, Peoples Republic of China.
"CODATA 2006 features keynote talks, plenary lectures and contributed paper sessions that provide new and important insights about the information revolution and its impact on science and how humans live on a daily basis. This important conference brings together the imminent experts to discuss and share the most exciting new developments in scientific data work, especially on a multi-disciplinary and holistic basis."
For more information, please see <http://www.codataweb.org/06conf/>.
Internet Librarian 2006, 23 - 25 October 2006, Monterey, California, USA.
"Information Today, Inc. returns to Monterey in 2006 to present the 10th annual Internet Librarian the...conference 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/il2006/>.
International Conference on Multidisciplinary Information Sciences and Technologies, InSciT2006, 25 - 28 October 2006, Mérida, Spain.
"[This] conference will address a range of critically important themes relating to information sciences and technologies today. Main speakers will include some of the world's leading thinkers in this multidisciplinary field, as well as numerous papers, and workshop presentations by researchers and practitioners."
For more information, please see <http://www.instac.es/inscit2006/>.
LITA (Library and Information Technology Association) 2006 National Forum, 26 - 29 October 2006, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
"First held in 1998, the LITA National Forum has become a highly regarded annual event for those whose work involves new and leading edge technologies in the library and information technology field."
For more information, please see <http://www.ala.org/ala/lita/litaevents/
The e-volution of Information Technology in Cultural Heritage, Where Hi-Tech Touches the Past: Risks and Challenges for the 21st Century, 30 October - 4 November 2006, Nicosia, Cyprus.
"[This is a] joint event for the exchange and sharing of know-how in the areas of Cultural Heritage (CH) and Information Technology (IT) focusing on e-documentation and 3D Computer Graphics."
For more information, please see <http://www.vast2006.org/>.
KMWorld & Intranets, 31 October - 2 November 2006, San Jose, California, USA.
"The KMWorld & Intranets Conference and Exhibition offers a wide-ranging program especially focused to meet the needs of executives and strategic business and technology decision makers.... This year's theme, Applying Strategies & Tools for Innovation, emphasizes that Knowledge Management is neither theory nor dream, but at work today, totally integrated into daily business and work processes, and having a major impact on organizational innovation."
For more information, please see <http://www.kmworld.com/kmw06>.
Content Management 2006, 31 October - 2 November 2006, San Jose, California, USA.
"Content Management 2006 is a practical 3-day conference for content management professionals and IT managers who are responsible for organizing and managing information repositories and content assets within organizations."
For more information, please see <http://www.contentmanagement2006.com>.
Streaming Media West 2006, 31 October - 2 November 2006, San Jose, California, USA.
"Streaming Media West features 33 sessions and two tracks covering a wide range of business, technology, and content topics about practical applications and business issues related to streaming and digital media in the B2B and B2C sectors. Hear about the latest industry concerns, technology developments, and business challenges, and learn how digital media services and solutions can drive your business success and profitability."
For more information, please see <http://www.streamingmedia.com/west>.
(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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