Building and Sustaining Digital Collections: Models for Libraries and Museums, Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR), Pub 100, August 2001, ISBN 1-887334-85-8, 29 pp.
The following is the abstract for the report:
"In February 2001, the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) and the National Initiative for a Networked Cultural Heritage (NINCH) convened a meeting to discuss how museums and libraries are building digital collections and what business models are available to sustain them. A group of museum and library senior executives met with business and legal experts, technologists, and funders to discuss the challenges that cultural institutions face when putting collections online and to identify models for sustainability that support the core missions without contravening the internal cultures of nonprofit entities."
"Using examples of six enterprises -- JSTOR, HighWire Press, The International Center for Photography and George Eastman House, Questia Media, Inc., Art Museum Network, and Fathom -- the report illustrates the differing approaches being used to extend the reach of collections and services online."
The full text of the report is available in PDF format at the CLIR web site, and it is available from CLIR in print format at a cost of $15.00.
For further information, please see <http://www.clir.org/pubs/abstract/pub100abst.html>.
Trust in Cyberspace, Fred B. Schneider, Editor; Committee on Information Systems Trustworthiness, National Research Council, 1999, ISBN 0-309-06558-5, 352 pp.
The following description is from the National Academy Press web site:
"Whether or not you use a computer, you probably use a telephone, electric power, and a bank. Although you may not be aware of their presence, networked computer systems are increasingly becoming an integral part of your daily life. Yet, if such systems perform poorly or don't work at all, then they can put life, liberty, and property at tremendous risk. Is the trust that we -- as individuals and as a society -- are placing in networked computer systems justified? And if it isn't, what can we do to make such systems more trustworthy?"
"This book provides an assement of the current state of the art procedures for building trustworthy networked information systems. It proposes directions for research in computer and network security, software technology and system architecture. In addition, the book assesses current technical and market trends in order to better inform public policy as to where progress is likely and where incentives could help..."
The full text of the report may be read online at the National Academy Press web site, or it may be ordered in print format at a cost of $44.95.
For further information, please see <http://www.nap.edu/catalog/6161.html>.
Selection and Presentation of Commercially Available Electronic Resources: Issues and Practices, Timothy D. Jewell, Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR), Pub 99, July 2001, ISBN 1-887334-84-X, 61 pp.
The following is the abstract for the report:
"Author Timothy D. Jewell, head of collection management services at the University of Washington, provides an in-depth look at how several research libraries select, license, present, and support the use of commercial online materials. Uncovering a variety of practices, he identifies those that are proving to be most effective integrating commercial online materials into library collections. He includes a decision tool that emphasizes and supports strategic planning, and encourages careful consideration of how libraries' functions and professional staff are organized. He also supplies a reference tool, citing working papers and operational guidelines that libraries rely on but rarely "publish." Finally, the author frames an important and practical development agenda by encouraging libraries to collaborate in designing information systems capable of organizing the detailed and often dynamic information they need to maintian about their commercial holdings."
The full text of the report is available at the CLIR web site and is available from CLIR in print format at a cost of $20.00.
For further information, please see <http://www.clir.org/pubs/abstract/pub99abst.html>.
Attributes of a Trusted Digital Repository: Meeting the Needs of Research Resources, an RLG-OCLC Report, Draft for Public Comment, Research Libraries Group, Mountain View, California, August 2001.
A Reseach Libraries Group (RLG) and Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) report has been issued on the topic of long-term retention of digital research materials. The following is an excerpt from an August 31, 2001 OCLC press release about the report:
"This 52-page paper is intended to prompt consideration and discussion worldwide. Stakeholders in the effort to preserve digital materials are urged to read it and comment to Robin.Dale@notes.rlg.org by early October 2001. 'I hope this will provide a framework and precipitate a debate for people to make declarations about archiving services that can be understood in a broad system context,' said RLG president James Michalko. 'Ultimately, I'd like to see the debate result in some small number of trusted, reliable service providers, whether they are research institutions themselves or third parties.'"
"...Dialogue is needed on the standards, criteria, and mechanisms for certifying digital information repositories to help achieve an international consensus. The report is relevant to local, regional, national and international efforts -- successful scholarship in the future will depend heavily on coordinated, interoperable digital archiving."
"While intended primarily for research institutions and specifically for libraries and archives, this report contains guidance and recommendations applicable to any organization interested in long-term maintenance of and continuing access to digital materials. It highlights some key strategic issues as it focuses on practical assistance to administrators and implementers of digital archiving services."
For further information, please see the report in PDF format at <http://www.oclc.org/digitalpreservation>.
Feasibility Study for a National Union Catalogue for the UK, by Peter Stubley, Rob Bull and Tony Kidd, Final Report, 25 April 2001, University of Sheffield.
The following is from the executive summary:
"The aim of the Feasibility Study for a National Union Catalogue was to undertake a review of the key issues that impinge on the creation of such a resource for monographs and serials, with the primary focus being UK HE and national library catalogues, and make recommendations for a way forward."
Guidelines and requirements
"The approach taken involved a wide consultation exercise to determin, as closely as possible, how a National Union Catalogue might be used and what functions it could perform and, from a review of other systems, world-wide, which technologies were appropriate in a modern setting. As the work progressed, so a number of guidelines were developed which helped in defining the scope and perception of the resource. These suggested that the National Union Catalogue should:
"...Associated with the guidelines, a conceptual model of the National Union Catalogue was developed which identified five generic ways in which the resource might be used by either academics and researchers or by librarians: resource discovery; known item search; bibliographic record supply; re-directed search (e.g. from another electronic resource); and updating."
For further information, please see <http://www.uknuc.shef.ac.uk/>.
Philip Pothen, DNER/RDN Communications Manager, announced the publication of three new JISC documents. The following description is from Dr. Pothen's announcement:
"The Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) has published three new documents. These are the draft 3-year Collection Strategy, the Collections Development Policy and the Final Report from the JCEI (JISC Committee for Electronic Information) Charging Working Group"
"The JISC will continue to procure and make available on a subscription basis a collection of high quality electronic resources of relevance to learning, teaching, and research in higher and further education. In addition the JISC will expand its activities to create high quality electronic resources through digitisation and development of discovery tools for important collections residing in institutions. The full document can be read at: <http://www.jisc.ac.uk/dner/collections/strategy.htm>."
Collections Development Policy
"This document is the Collections Development Policy for the Distributed National Electronic Resource (DNER) and covers four key stages in the lifecycle of DNER collections: identification of potential resources, their selection as collections, evaluation of the impact of collections, and resource de-selection or renewal. This policy is a working document that will change over the next three years as collecting practices for the DNER develop and as more volatile selection criteria (e.g. agreed standards) change. The full document is available at: <http://www.jisc.ac.uk/dner/collections/coldev_policy.htm>."
"This is the final report from the Charging Working Group established by JISC's Committee for Electronic Information (JCEI), to review the current arrangements for dataset charging and to make recommendations on a revised charging model, to better suit the needs of small institutions and FE Colleges. The full document is available at: <http://www.jisc.ac.uk/pub01/charging.html>."
Point to Point
Pathfinders Subject Index, the Internet Public Library.
In case you are unfamiliar with this Internet resource, the Internet Public Library (IPL) is:
IPL Pathfinders "are home-grown guides written by IPL staff which are intended to help you get started doing research on a particular topic, both online and at your local library."
Presently, Pathfinders are available for the following subject areas:
For further information, please see <http://www.ipl.org/ref/QUE/PF/>.
Policy Library, as noted in the Scout Report archives.
"A nonprofit and nonpartisan enterprise, the Policy Library seeks to "place public policy knowledge in the public domain." It does this by linking to an array of policy papers and resources available for free from think tanks, governments, and universities. The focus is on UK think tanks, but visitors will find content from a range of international organizations. The database currently contains over 700 policy and research papers, with additions made daily. Papers may be keyword searched by subject, author, country, institution, or title or browsed by topic under four categories: social policy, economic policy, international issues, and political thought. Each topical resource page also includes a varying number of related links. This is a solid resource that should find ready use by researchers, students, and the interested public." (Copyright Internet Scout Project, 1994-2000. <http://scout.cs.wisc.edu/>.)
For further information, please see <http://scout.cs.wisc.edu/archives/SRA--FullRecord.php?RecordID=15684&Debug=>.
"PNG (pronounced 'ping') is the Portable Network Graphics format, a format for storing bitmapped (raster) images on computers. Unofficially its acronym stands for 'PNG's Not GIF.' PNG was designed to be the successor to the once-popular GIF format...".
Links on the site are organized by categories including:
For further information, please see <http://www.libpng.org/pub/png/>.
Current Awareness Application of New Technologies in Libraries, K.U. Leuven Central Library.
"The Ktholieke Universiteit Leuven Central Library distributes a weekly list of journal article references pertaining to the application of new technologies in libraries. This service is maintained by Erik Arfeuille and is based on journals recently received by the Vakbibliotheek of the K.U. Leuven Central Library. Cited documents can be obtained through normal Interlibrary Loan...Overview[s] of references are posted every week to the newsgroup belnet.wg-lib and are also distributed to the Digital Libraries Research discussion list (DIGLIB)."
For further information, please see <http://lib.ua.ac.be/WGLIB/ATTEND/>.
Calls for Participation
International Conference on Information Technology: Coding and Computing, 1 -3 April 2002, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Call for Papers. The submission deadline is 1 October 2001.
"The rapid growth in information science and technology in general and the complexity and volume of multimedia data in particular have introduced new challenges for the research community. Of particular interest is the need for a concise representation, efficient manipulation, and fast transmission of multimedia data. Applications such as space science, telemedicine, military, and robotics deal with large volumes of data which need to be stored and processed in real time. [Sponsored by IEEE Computer Society], this conference is intended to serve as a forum to bring together researchers and practitioners for exchanging ideas, knowledge, and experience from different areas of specialization in information technology. The focus will be on application areas including information storage (source coding), processing (computing), and communication (channel coding)."
Papers should be original and contain contributions of a theoretical or experimental nature, or be unique experience reports. Interested authors should send an 8-page extended summary including 5 keywords to one of the Program Chairs, Pradip K Srimani, Department of Computer Science, Clemson University , Clemson, SC 29634, USA, Voice: + 864 656-7552, Fax: + 864 656-0145, Email: <srimani@CS.Clemson.EDU>; or Heather Yu, Panasonic Information Technology, Two Research Way, Princeton, NJ 08540, Voice: (609) 734-7325, Fax: (609) 987-8827, Email: <email@example.com>. Electronic submission (viewable by ghostview) is strongly encouraged.
For further information, please see <http://www.cs.clemson.edu/~srimani/itcc2002/cfp.html>.
Special Session on Multimedia Web Retrieval, 3rd International Conference on Information Technology, 1 - 3 April 2002, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Call for Papers. The submission deadline is 1 October 2001.
"Multimedia Web Retrieval" is one of the special sessions selected for the 3rd International Conference on Information Technology see above. Topics for this special session include, but are not limited to:
Send papers for this special session on Multimedia Web Retrieval to:
Dr. Amanda Spink
School of Information Sciences and Technology
The Pennsylvania State University
001 Thomas Building
University Park, PA 16801 USA
Tel: (814) 865-4454
Fax: (814) 865-5604
For further information, please see <http://www.ist.psu.edu/faculty_pages/spink/CallforPapers.html>.
IVETA 2002 Annual Conference: Bridging the Divide - Strategies for Change, 7 - 9 April 2002, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Request for submissions. The submission deadline is 1 November 2001.
"In a period of accelerating change, countries, developed and developing, face the challenge of responding to change in the way they work and the demands placed on their work-force. The preparation of a well trained work-force that is highly motivated and able to handle change is a key to any nation's competitiveness."
"The Higher Colleges of Technology and the International Vocational Education and Training Association will be holding an international conference under the heading of "Bridging the Divide : Strategies for Change" in Dubai from 7 to 9 April, 2002. Under this heading the conference will focus on aspects of the role of technological education in national development...Papers should address at least one of the conference's four main sub-themes."
"Proposals for papers are invited from people interested in presenting at the conference. The proposals should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org or 'the TEND Organisers, Community Relations and Manpower Development, Higher Colleges of Technology, PO Box 25026, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates'. (Facsimile (971-2) 681 0830)."
For further information, please see <http://crm.hct.ac.ae/tend2002/call/it2002.htm>.
Information Technology Research (ITR), National Science Foundation. Request for submissions. Preliminary proposals are due 9 November 2001.
"Information Technology is a broad subject, with applications and effects throughout the sciences, engineering, education, the economy, the humanities, and society in general. IT deals with how we develop and use information, how we make sense of it, how we compute, and how we communicate and make decisions. In many cases, the scale and scope of opportunities and challenges require research approaches that cover many parts of the IT field and other areas."
"ITR support is available for up to five years to support long-term, multidisciplinary research and education projects. Project outcomes will augment the knowledge base and increase the workforce needed to enhance the value of Information Technology (IT) for everyone."
"This solicitation requests proposals that address:
"In FY2002, NSF's ITR investments will be focused in three multidisciplinary areas:
"NSF understands that proposals may span more than one of these areas and encourages submission of such proposals."
The 11th International World Wide Web Conference, 7 - 11 May 2002, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. Call for Participation. The submission deadline is 13 November 2001.
"The International World Wide Web Conference Committee (IW3C2) provides a public forum for the WWW Consortium (W3C) through the annual W3C track...International researchers, technologists and leaders from industry, academia, and government will gather at WWW2002 to define, refine, present, demonstrate and discuss the latest ideas and developments in web technologies."
"Organized by the International World Wide Web Conference Committee (IW3C2), the University of Hawaii and the Pacific Telecommunications Council (PTC), the conference will consist of a three-day technical program, preceded by a day of tutorials and workshops and followed by a "Developers Day." The technical program will include refereed paper presentations, alternate track presentations, plenary sessions, panels and poster sessions describing current work. The tutorials and workshops will provide in-depth looks at specific areas of current interest. Developers Day will be devoted to in-depth technical sessions designed specifically for web developers."
For further information, please see <http://www.www2002.org/>.
Joint Conference on Digital Libraries, 14 - 18 July 2002, Portland, Oregon, USA. Call for Papers. The submission deadline is 14 January 2002.
"The Joint Conference on Digital Libraries is a major international forum focusing on digital libraries and associated technical, practical, and social issues. JCDL encompasses the many meanings of the term "digital libraries", including (but not limited to):
"Digital libraries are distinguished from information retrieval systems because they include more types of media, provide additional functionality and services, and include other stages of the information life cycle, from creation through use. Digital libraries can be viewed as a new form of information institution or as an extension of the services libraries currently provide."
"The intended community for this conference includes those interested in aspects of digital libraries such as:
"Participation is sought from all parts of the world and from the full range of disciplines and professions involved in digital library research and practice, including computer science, information science, librarianship, archival science and practice, museum studies and practice, technology, medicine, social sciences, and humanities. All domains -- academe, government, industry, and others -- are encouraged to participate as presenters or attendees."
For further information, please see <http://www.ohsu.edu/jcdl/prelimcall.html>.
CoLIS4, The Fourth International Conference on Conceptions of Library and Information Science: Emerging Frameworks and Methods, 21 - 25 July, Seattle, Washington, USA. Call for Papers. The submission deadline is 15 January 2002.
"Library and Information Science is closely associated with a variety of other disciplines and its practice employs technologies that are changing rapidly. It is of utmost importance, therefore, to develop a solid basis of conceptual frameworks and methods in this area...Recent technological developments have accentuated contemporary conceptions of the Library and Information field as an intersection of information, technology, people and society. These emerging conceptions draw attention to the ongoing need for discourse about the character and definition of key concepts in Library and Information Science."
CoLIS4 is the fourth in this series of international conferences aiming to provide a broad forum for critically exploring and analyzing library and information science as a discipline and as a field of research from historical, theoretical, and empirical perspectives. CoLIS4 centers on LIS themes as they are reflected in emerging frameworks and methods. In previous CoLIS conferences, a variety of basic and applied problems have been addressed involving library and information science as well as related disciplines.
Suggested paper topics include but are not limited to:
For further information, please see <http://colis.ischool.washington.edu/>.
INFO'2002: Information, Knowledge and Society. Challenges of a New Era, 22 - 26 April 2002, Havana, Cuba. Call for OpenTopic Papers. The submission deadline is 15 January 2002.
"The Institute of Scientific and Technological Information, IDICT, of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment of the Republic of Cuba has the pleasure of inviting you to participate in the International Congress of Information, INFO`2002."
Held every 2 years since 1988, the main characteristics of the information (INFO) congresses have been the "great participation of specialists from Latin America and Spain, which have made possible the interchange of experiences, putting emphasis on information institutions, libraries, library and information science associations, and schools. Executives and other specialists from international organizations and institutions have participated in these congresses and also held regional and professional meetings, as part of the general program of the Congress."
Along with the INFO congresses, the international fair-exhibition, EXPOINFO, have always been held. EXPOINFO provides Cuban and foreign organizations space to exhibit their information products and services, software, databases and other applications."
For further information, please see <http://www.congreso-info.cu/venglish.htm>.
OCLC Systems & Services, an Online Computer Library Center journal. Request for submissions. The deadline is 31 January 2002.
The OCLC Systems & Services journal plans to devote a special issue to cover XML applications for libraries. OCLC Systems & Services is a refereed and quarterly publication with an internation readership. Its publisher is MCB University Press.
For further information, please contact Sheau-Hwang Chang, Editor, OCLC S&S, Librarian, Bridgewater State College, Bridgewater, Massachusettes 20325, <email@example.com>.
"The INSPIRAL Project (INveStigating Portals for Information Resources And Learning) is reaching the final stages of its research gathering process. The INSPIRAL Report is due to be submitted to JISC on 24 October 2001, with recommendations for future funding strategy regarding linking VLEs and digital libraries. A useful part of INSPIRAL's research methodology has proven to be the events that have been held in various locations throughout the UK. INSPIRAL has already held two Forums, in Glasgow and London, both of which attracted great interest from the HE/FE community. In order to provide institutions and learners with the best possible recommendations and advice on VLE/MLE and digital library integration INSPIRAL would now like to announce the dates for the remaining events. These events will also be announced in more detail prior to the date they are due to be held."
To register for these events, contact Sharron Brown via email <firstname.lastname@example.org> or by phone on 0141 548 4753. For additional information regarding the project, please see the INSPIRAL web site at <http://inspiral.cdlr.strath.ac.uk/index.html>.
The User Experience 2001 conference features four intense days of new material, thought-provoking lectures, and hands-on tutorials. The à la carte format allows you to attend the events most important to you. Highlights include:
For further information, please see <http://cikm2001.cc.gatech.edu/>.
Library Research Seminar II - Partners and Connections: Research Applied to Practice, 2 -3 November 2001, College Park, Maryland, USA. The early registration deadline is 12 October 2001.
"The Library Research Seminar Planning Committee, working in cooperation with the Library Research Round Table and the Library History Round Table of the American Library Association, invites and encourages scholars, practicing professionals, and doctoral students to attend this second international dialogue on LIS research."
"Library Research Seminar II offers unique opportunities for learning about the latest research, discussing the research process, and investigating new and emerging methodologies of investigation in LIS practice. Presentations will cover the following areas, among others: new technologies and data collection techniques; basic and applied quantitative and qualitative research; interdisciplinary connections; technology-based research; research and policy analysis; research and strategic directions for libraries; collaborations between practitioners and the academy; and the future of library research. Preference will be given to papers/panels dealing with methodological issues, interdisciplinary topics, and collaborative research. The conference format, which includes keynote speakers, juried papers, panel presentations, advisory clinics on research methodologies and funding, and round table discussions, is designed to foster maximum interaction among scholars, students and professionals. The seminar will provide a stimulating environment for participants to become involved in an international dialogue about the research needs of a changing profession."
For further information, please see <http://www.dpo.uab.edu/~folive/LRSII/conference.htm>.
Consortium for Computing in Small Colleges, 15th Annual Southeast Regional Conference, 2 - 3 November 2001, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. Early registration ends 6 October 2001.
The purpose of this conference is to promote exchange of information among personnel from small colleges who are concerned with computer use in the academic environment. The audience is for faculty as well as administrators of academic computer facilities.
Special features of the conference for faculty are: refereed session faculty papers; keynote speakers from Dell; banquet speakers discussing web casting; an NSF workshop; tutorial sessions; and vendor displays.
Special features of the conference for students are: a student paper contest and a programming contest.
For further information, please see <http://l106qw.lipscomb.edu/ccscse/>.
25th Anniversary American Medical Informatics Association Annual Symposium, A Medical Informatics Odyssey: Visions of the Future and Lessons from the Past, 3 - 7 November 2001, Washington, DC, USA.
Medical Informatics encompasses all aspects of understanding and promoting the effective organization, analysis, management, and use of information and technology in health care. The AMIA Annual Symposium is described as the world's most comprehensive meeting on health care informatics.
The 2001 symposium offers 42 pre-conference tutorials, 90 sessions of paper presentations, panels, and theater-style demonstrations, 200 posters and, new in 2001, case study poster presentations. Additionally, AMIA provides a Technology Exposition, which highlights cutting-edge advances in health systems and services. The Exposition will also provide a section for career development and resumé posting.
Session themes include:
For further information, please see <http://www.amia.org/meetings/annual/current/main.html>.
ASIS&T 2001 Annual Meeting, Information in a Networked World: Harnessing the Flow, 2 - 8 November 2001, Washington, DC, USA.
Hosted by the American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIST) this year's conference takes "an in-depth look at the many issues raised by today's exploding information networks and the obstacles and opportunities created by the resulting array of new products, services, technologies, and applications....these sessions will open up new lines of thought and inspiration to examine, reflect upon, and assess the ways these phenomena are transforming real life, real users, and real needs."
This year, ASIST proudly introduces two programming innovations:
"This year's extensive conference program encompasses 65 sessions, including 38 Special Interest Group (SIG) programs, nine invited panels, 49 contributed papers (in 16 sessions), 34 posters, seven receptions, and two thought-provoking keynote presentations, which will serve as appropriate "bookends" to the conference.
For further information, please see <http://www.asis.org/Conferences/AM01/index.html>.
FM1 New Definitions: Value, Community, Space, 4 - 6 November 2001, Heerlen/Maastricht, The Netherlands.
"The impact on society of the technologies of "digitisation" is universal and ubiquitous, affecting everything. But how does this digitisation change our basic concepts about society? FM 1 New Definitions will bring together some of the world's leading thinkers and doers in various fields-from anthropology to law, economics to information technology -- to ask: What, if anything, is new about the way we redefine our understanding of these concepts?"
Organised by First Monday (the peer-reviewed journal of the Internet, and the International Institute of Infonomics, a new venture of the University of Maastricht and Hogeschool Zuyd sponsored by the European Commission) this conference is "uniquely designed to contrast opinions from different disciplines in sessions linked by common themes: Value, Community, Space. A special Crosstalk session each day brings together participants from the different themes in debate, to elicit a broader understanding of the issues that face us."
For further information, please see <http://www.infonomics.nl/newdefinitions/>.
Electronic Book 2001, 5 - 7 November 2001, Washington, DC, USA.
"The advancements in the ebook industry, the expansion in ebook markets, and the rapid convergence of e-content are setting the stage for the 4th Annual Electronic Book Conference, the largest and most comprehensive meeting addressing all facets of the e-book world." If you're wondering how to incorporate e-book technology into your life, your work, or your organization, you'll find much to think about at this NIST- and NISO-sponsored conference, which "brings together the key players in the e-book world: the technology experts (hardware, software, DRM), the content providers (publishers and aggregators, authors and agents), and the users (educators, librarians, readers) to examine how this new technology can change the way we think about books. Conference exhibits will feature the top companies supporting e-book technologies."
"The first E-Book Conference in 1998 showcased the potential for e-books and e-content and revealed the directions this new business sector was taking. E-Book 1999 featured the release of version one of the Open E-Book Publication Structure Standard, which provided an important base for the launch and acceptance of ebooks on a wide-scale. E-Book 2000 was an important meeting point for e-publishers, e-content providers, the DRM community, and e-book readers and users."
"E-Book 2001 builds on this track record by focusing on three core areas:
For further information, please see <http://www.itl.nist.gov/div895/ebook2001/>.
ACM CIKM 2001, Tenth International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, 5 - 10 November 2001, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
ACM SIGIR, the Association of Computing Machinery Special Interest Group on Information Retrieval, addresses issues ranging from theory to user demands in the application of computers to the acquisition, organization, storage, retrieval, and distribution of information. ACM SIGMIS (SIG on Management Information Systems) focuses on information systems and technologies and their management. Areas of interest include data management, office automation, security, information retrieval, academics, and government and industry.
Hosted by these two ACM SIGs, "CIKM has successfully brought together leading researchers and developers from several information and knowledge management areas, databases and information retrieval in particular. We will continue this tradition to foster further collaboration between information and knowledge management areas, defined broadly." Particular attention is focused on topics that bridge traditionally separated areas such as databases and information retrieval, or those that apply techniques from one area to another.
For further information, please see <http://cikm2001.cc.gatech.edu/>.
5th Annual Linux Showcase and Conference, 5 - 10 November 2001, Oakland, California, USA.
"Each year, the best and the brightest in the Linux world come together at one technical conference, the Annual Linux Showcase & Conference. Now in its fifth year, ALS continues its remarkable development as the premier technical Linux conference, attracting expert talks on everything from kernel internals to Internet services, panels discussing the state of the Kernel, invited talks presenting Linux in the real world, and more. If you are a professional working with Linux or an enthusiast looking for the new technology, ALS needs to be the top event on your calendar."
"The 5th Annual Linux Showcase & Conference breaks with tradition by moving out of Atlanta. The growth of Linux and of this conference is only highlighted in the San Francisco Bay Area, where the pulse of technology beats loud and clear. The combination of technical tracks, invited talks, expert panels, Birds-of-a-Feather sessions, tutorials, workshops, and the infamous hallway track provide plenty of opportunity to learn from Linux experts, professionals with real world experience, and industry leaders. This conference also sponsors a large three-day vendor exhibition showcasing over 90 top Linux companies and their products and services."
Registration materials will be available towards the end of August. For further information, please see <http://www.linuxshowcase.org/>.
Internet Librarian 2001, 6 - 8 November 2001, Pasadena, California, USA. Early registration ends 19 October 2001.
The 5th annual Internet Librarian conference provides a mixture of leading edge ideas and tools as well as exciting new events -- all focused on information professionals and Internet-related technologies." This conference is for information professionals who are using, developing, and embracing 'Net & web-based strategies in their roles as information searchers, guides, webmasters and web managers, content evaluators and organizers, product developers, and others. As the premier tools for information managers and librarians, ‘Net technologies are the focus of this conference. The conference provides an active forum for speakers to explore the exciting range of issues and challenges facing information professionals today as well as an opportunity to network with other leading-edge Internet librarians.
Internet Librarian 2001 features four keynote sessions, 100+ dynamic speakers in five simultaneous tracks, plus 20 in-depth learning events and workshops, a special evening session, cybertours, and much more built around the key themes: Content Management; Navigating the Net; WebWizards' Symposium; and, Digital Reality
Additional special offerings of the IL2001 conference are: the CyberCafé and free cybertours; an evening session with Barbara Quint, Editor of Searcher magazine; an exhibition featuring over 70 booths; and two days of preconference workshops.
For further information, please see <http://www.infotoday.com/il2001/>.
Institute of Museum and Library Services Conference on the 21st Century Learner, 7 - 9 November 2001, Washington, DC, USA.
This fall the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the agency that administers federal grant programs for museums and libraries, will host a conference to address the need for bold new models of integrated action among formal and informal educational institutions in meeting the demands and interests of 21st Century learners, and the particular potential for museums and libraries to inspire such action in their communities.
"Building on an IMLS-sponsored roundtable that considered likely learning needs in this new century, and subsequent meetings around the country, the two-day conference will examine actual experiments in creating community partnerships for lifelong learning, as well as innovative ideas and resources. All who have an interest in, or experience with, such models of cooperation are welcome -- from libraries, museums, colleges and other educational institutions, to representatives of the broadcast, technology, and research fields, and the funding and public policy sectors."
For further information, please see <http://www.imls.gov/conference/index.htm>.
Shaping Interlibrary Loan/Document Delivery in the 21st Century, 8 - 9 November 2001, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.
"Shaping ILL/Document Delivery in the 21st Century is sponsored by the University of Michigan Library and the Association of Research Libraries. It is designed to provide a state-of-the-art review of current services, explore the benefits and complexities of emerging service options such as direct consortial borrowing, understand the role of technology, and highlight effective service improvements. Aimed at between 150 - 250 research and academic librarians, the target audience includes managers of ILL departments, heads of Public Services, and directors of academic and research libraries."
This national conference will be quite different from, and will be a complement to, other conferences and workshops, such as ARL's "From Data to Action" workshop and OCLC's Continuity and Innovation in Resource Sharing Institute.
For further information, please see <http://www.lib.umich.edu/shapingill/>.
"Computer-based systems for creating, distributing and analysing documents are one of the centerpieces of the new 'Information Society.' Documents are no longer static, physical entities. New document technology allows us to create globally interconnected systems that store information drawn from many media and deliver that information as active documents that adapt to the needs of their users. Furthermore, document technologies like XML are having a profound impact on data modeling in general because of the way they bridge and integrate a variety of paradigms (database, object-oriented, and structured document)."
"Document engineering is an emerging discipline within computer science that investigates systems for documents in any form and in all media. Like software engineering, document engineering is concerned with principles, tools and processes that improve our ability to create, manage and maintain documents."
"The Symposium on Document Engineering (DocEng '01) is a new academic conference devoted to the dissemination of research on document engineering. DocEng '01 seeks high-quality, original papers and panels that address the theory, design, development and evaluation of computer systems that support the creation, analysis, or distribution of documents in any medium."
For further information, please see <http://www.documentengineering.org/body_index.html>.
Network Security Conference, 11 - 14 November 2001, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
"Information Systems Audit and Control Association® (ISACA ™ ) Network Security Conference is in its third year and better than ever. Building upon the success of previous years' events, ISACA has increased the length of each session and added pre-conference workshops to offer more in-depth coverage of the topics, issues and problems. The conference cuts through the hype and fluff of other security conferences and gets right to the important stuff: hard-hitting technical problems, their solutions and approaches to assess and mitigate risk. Whether it is learning about Internet attacks or how to respond to an incident, ISACA's Network Security Conference will address the issues with the time it takes to understand the topics."
"Network Security Conference is designed for experienced IS Security professionals to keep pace with the increasingly complex network environments; for experienced IS Audit professionals to gain detailed knowledge and competencies; and for IS Control professionals to participate in the debate and discussions on how to guard the organization's most valuable assets. Each conference session is presented initially at an intermediate level. The presenters will tailor the level of instruction to meet the needs of the attendees."
For further information, please see <http://www.isaca.org/nsc2001am.htm>.
Virtual Reference Desk 3rd Annual Digital Reference Conference: Setting Standards and Making it Real, 12 - 13 November 2001, Orlando, Florida, USA. (On-site conference registration is available, but seating is limited. Previous conferences have been sold out, so early registration is recommended.)
"Digital reference is now a reality in many libraries and organizations around the world. The Internet is fast becoming a common tool for reference service, allowing information professionals to interact with users in environments unbound by time, place, and other communication barriers. How can we ensure that such service is carried out most effectively and efficiently? What standards exist for service quality and technology? You are invited to participate in these and other important discussions as we continue to define the evolving field of digital reference." Conference topics include: Technology for Digital Reference; Digital Reference Service Management, General Issues in Digital Reference; Digital Reference Resources; Standards for Digital Reference. The preconference workshop is entitled "Developing Quality Standards for Digital Reference Service".
The conference is aimed at librarians and other information professionals; digital reference and AskA service representatives; government agency representatives; and commercial sector representatives
For further information, please see <http://vrd.org/conferences/VRD2001/>.
eContent 2001: The Content Expo, 12 - 13 November 2001, Santa Clara, California, USA.
"The digital content industry is ever-changing and, above all, persistent. It's an industry that has had its share of turbulence...Tough times often produce the greatest creativity in strategy, innovation, technology, and partnerships. Despite a shaky market, savvy content creators, distributors, and managers are getting their feet wet with new technologies and partnerships that will help drive new product, market, and revenue growth."
"eContent 2001 is all about the people, companies, products, and issues in the high-growth electronic content industry. Planned for content professionals and executives by the editorial team at EContent magazine, eContent 2001 features top-notch experts and analysts -- and the very latest thinking on content strategies, solutions, and technology surrounding all aspects of the electronic content industry." The program includes:
With over 30 conference sessions and a line-up of pre-conference seminars, "you can learn about the fundamentals of content creation and development; distribution tactics; pricing, revenue growth, marketing and other business strategies; content management in internally and externally facing environments; and the latest technological developments."
For further information, please see <http://www.econtent2001.com/>.
Information Strategies 2001, 14 - 16 November 2001, Fort Myers, Florida.
"Library Web sites have grown in size and complexity over the last several years without a corresponding growth in the sophistication of the underlying technology. Web managers are struggling to control their sites using only the primitive tool of HTML. Under this constraint, it is hard for the library to deliver information with multiple access points and via user-defined displays. CGI (common gateway interface) scripting, the tool traditionally used to deliver dynamic content, finds limited use on most library sites due to the programming skills necessary to support it. Fortunately, there are new tools available that allow Web managers with minimal technical skills to create database-driven Web sites and, at the same time, streamline the Web management process within their organization."
Presented by the State University Libraries of Florida and hosted by Florida Gulf Coast University, this year's conference centers on exploring the role of information technology in transforming universities, educational prractices, and how students learn.
The preconference seminar, Database Driven Web Sites, will outline the range of solutions available for delivering database-driven content over the web. Example library applications will be developed using different software solutions, ranging from easy 'out of the box' solutions to the more powerful Active Server Pages and Cold Fusion. Open source solutions will also be discussed. Attendees will: understand how a dynamic web site works; be able to identify applications and select appropriate solutions; understand basic concepts of relational database design as they relate to displaying data on the web; gain practical skills in how to implement several software solutions."
For further information about IS2001, please see <http://library.fgcu.edu/Conferences/infostrategies/2001conference.html>.
AASL 10th National Conference and Exhibition: Coming Together As a Community of Learners, 14 - 18 November 2001, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. Advance registration ends 17 September 2001.
Hosted by the American Association of School Librarians, the educational programs for the conference have been developed along four thematic strands: Focusing on the Learner; Using Technology to Create Learning Communities; Building Partnerships for Learning within the Community; and, Assuring Accountability for Learning. The conference features 100 concurrent sessions, 11 preconference workshops, 3 special author events, 14 library media centers to tour, and more.
For further information, please see <http://www.ala.org/aasl/indy/>.
NINCH Copyright Town Meetings 2001: Creating Policy, 29 November 2001, Eugene, Oregon, USA.
"NINCH, The National Initiative for a Networked Cultural Heritage, is a diverse nonprofit coalition of arts, humanities and social science organizations created to assure leadership from the cultural community in the evolution of the digital environment." The NINCH Copyright & Fair Use Town Meetings are considered a national forum on intellectual property issues. They have been "held across the country since 1997, bringing the basic facts about copyright law and recent copyright issues to wide and mixed audiences from across the educational and cultural communities...The meetings have prove[n] important not only in educating the community, but also in providing a forum for sharing intellectual property concerns and problems with assembled experts. They also provide a platform for the expression of opinion and for the iterative creation of an agenda of issues for the community to pursue."
For further information, please see <http://www.ninch.org/copyright/townmeetings01/2001.html> or call 541.346.3053.
3rd e-ICOLC, International Coalition of Library Consortia in Europe, 29 November - 1 December 2001, Espoo, Finland.
The International Coalition of Library Consortia in Europe first met informally as the Consortium of Consortia (COC) in 1997. The Coalition continues to be an informal, self-organized group comprising nearly 150 library consortia from around the world. The Coalition serves primarily higher education institutions by facilitating discussion among consortia on issues of common interest. ICOLC conducts meetings dedicated to keeping participating consortia informed about new electronic information resources, pricing practices of electronic providers and vendors, and other issues of importance to directors and governing boards of consortia. During these sessions, the Coalition meets with members of the information provider community, providing a forum for them to discuss their offerings and to engage in dialog with consortial leaders about issues of mutual concern. All consortia anywhere in the world who are in general agreement with the ICOLC Statement of Current Perspective (see below) are welcome to attend.
Organized by the ICOLC, the 3rd e-ICOLC European Congress is primarily a discussion forum for library personnel operating in Europe. It is particularly designed for library personnel involved in licensing for consortia and/or involved in digital library development. The purpose of this congress is to develop the European network of consortia and experts, to share information and knowledge and to:
In addition, publishers will present their future plans and development activities.
For further information about the ICOLC and conferences in North America, please visit http://www.library.yale.edu/consortia/>. For more information about the 3rd e-ICOLC congress, please see <http://www.lib.helsinki.fi/finelib/eicolc.html>.
ICDM'01: 2001 IEEE International Conference on Data Mining, 29 November - 2 December 2001, San Jose, California, USA. Early registration ends 6 November 2001.
"The IEEE [Institute of Electrical Electronics Engineers, Inc.] International Conference on Data Mining (ICDM) provides a forum for the sharing of original research results and practical development experiences among researchers and application developers from different data mining related areas such as machine learning, automated scientific discovery, statistics, pattern recognition, knowledge acquisition, soft computing, databases and data warehousing, data visualization, and knowledge-based systems. The conference seeks solutions to challenging problems facing the development of data mining systems, and shapes future directions of research by promoting high quality, novel and daring research findings. As an important part of the conference, the workshops program will focus on new research challenges and initiatives."
"In addition to business oriented data mining, ICDM has an equal emphasis on engineering, scientific, and medical data for which domain knowledge plays a significant role in knowledge discovery and refinement."
For further information, please see <http://kais.mines.edu/~xwu/icdm/main-01.shtml>.
Computing Arts 2001: Digital Resources for Research in the Humanities, 26 - 28 September 2001, Sydney, Australia. For more information, please see <http://www.arts.usyd.edu.au/Arts/departs/rihss/drrh.html>.
Access 2001, 27 - 29 September 2001, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. For more information, please see <http://cybrary.uwinnipeg.ca/conferences/access2001/>.
Creating Access to Information: EBLIDA Workshop on the Acquisition and Usage of Electronic Resources, 28 September 2001, The Hague, The Netherlands. For more information, please see <http://www.eblida.org/conferences/licensing/licensing.htm>.
First Impressions Last: A Conference for circulation managers and staff in public and academic libraries, 5 - 6 October 2001, Madison, Wisconsin, USA. For more information, please see http://www.slis.wisc.edu/academic/ces/firstimp.html.
International Summer School on the Digital Library: Session 3 - Electronic Publishing: Libraries as Buyers, Facilitators, or Producers, 7 - 12 October 2001, Florence, Italy. For more information, please see <http://cwis.kub.nl/~ticer/summer01/index.htm>.
Internet Research 2.0: INTERconnections - The Second International Conference of the Association of Internet Researchers, 10 - 14 October 2001, Minneapolis-St.Paul, Minnesota, USA. For more information, please see <http://www.aoir.org/2001>.
19th Annual Conference of the Association of Management/International Association of Management - In a New Time, In a New Way: Management Solutions for the New Economy, 10 - 14 October 2001, Quebec, Canada. For more information, please see <http://www.aom-iaom.org/dir2-ann.html>.
ECURE 2001: Preservation and Access for Electronic College and University Records, 12 - 13 October 2001, Mesa, Arizona, USA. For more information, please see <http://www.asu.edu/it/events/ecure/>.
CVC2001: Online Learning & Higher Education, 14 - 16 October 2001, Huntington Beach, California, USA. Early registration ends 1 October 2001. For more information, please see <http://pdc.cvc.edu/conferences/>.
3rd European Conference on Organizational Knowledge, Learning, and Capabilities (OKLC 2002), 5 - 6 April 2002, Athens, Greece. Call for Papers. The submission deadline is 15 October 2001. For more information, please see <http://www.alba.edu.gr/OKLC2002/>.
2nd Annual International Symposium on Music Information Retrieval 2001 - ISMIR 2001, 15 - 17 October 2001, Bloomington, Indiana, USA. For more information, please see <http://ismir2001.indiana.edu/>.
e-2001: e-Business and e-Work Conference and Exhibitions, 17 - 19 October 2001, Venice, Italy. For more information, please see <http://www.ebew.net/>.
EEI21 - Memphis: The Ethics of Electronic Information in the 21st Century, 18 - 21 October 2001, Memphis, Tennessee, USA. For more information, please see <http://www.memphis.edu/ethics21/>.
First International Conference on Knowledge Capture: K-CAP 2001, 21 - 23 October 2001, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. For more information, please see <http://sern.ucalgary.ca/ksi/K-CAP/K-CAP2001/>.
International Chemical Information Conference & Exhibition, 21 - 24 October 2001, Nimes, France. For more information, please see <http://www.infonortics.com/chemical/ch01/01chempro.html>.
International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications 2001, 22 - 26 October 2001, Tokyo, Japan. For more information, please see <http://www.nii.ac.jp/dc2001/>.
The Second IEEE Pacific-Rim Conference on Multimedia, 24 - 26 October 2001, Beijing, China. For more information, please see <http://research.Microsoft.com/~PCM2001/>.
MCN/CIMI 2001 - Museum Computer Network Conference - Real Life: Virtual Experiences, New Connections for Museum Visitors, 24 - 27 October 2001, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. For more information, please see <http://www.mcn.edu/mcn2001/index.htm>.
Virtual SLA: Technology Forum 2001, 24 - 28 October 2001, Monterey, California, USA. This event is limited to 250 participants. For more information, please see <http://www.sla.org/content/learn/withcolleagues/tech2001.cfm>.
1st Annual E-learning Conference - Distance Learning: The Future of Education Conference, 29 - 30 October 2001, College Park, Maryland, USA. For more information, please see <http://www.hewi.net/Oct2901.htm>.
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