Scientific Data and Information: A Report of the CSPR Assessment Panel, Committee on Scientific Planning and Review, International Council for Science (ICSU), December 2004.
From the Preface to the Report: "Data and information are essential building blocks of science. The technologies for scientific data and information production, management, and dissemination are rapidly changing as are the scientific needs. In parallel to this there are evolving policy and management issues that need to be addressed in an international context. Hence, ICSU has identified scientific data and information as a priority area in developing its strategic plan for the coming years. In this regard, an international panel of independent experts was appointed in 2003 by the Committee on Scientific Planning and Review (CSPR) to perform a Priority Area Assessment (PAA) on Scientific Data and Information. This panel was charged with both assessing the strategic issues in this arena and reviewing ICSU's current activities. The assessment focuses primarily on the needs of science and does not address the issues surrounding the provision and communication of scientific data and information for use by policy-makers, industry and society more broadly.These issues have been addressed separately by ICSU in documents prepared for the UN World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS, Geneva, 2003, Tunis, 2005) 1 and in aseparate strategic review, 'Science and Society: Rights and Responsibilities'."
For more information, please see <http://www.icsu.org/Gestion/img/ICSU_DOC_DOWNLOAD/551_DD_FILE_PAA_Data_and_Information.pdf>.
The Future of the Internet, Susannah Fox, Janna Quitney Anderson, and Lee Rainie, Pew Internet & American Life Project, January 2005.
"A wide-ranging survey of technology leaders, scholars, industry officials, and analysts finds that most internet experts expect attacks on the network infrastructure in the coming decade as the internet becomes more embedded in everyday and commercial life. They believe the dawning of the blog era will bring radical change to the news and publishing industry and they think the internet will have the least impact on religious institutions."
For more information, please see <http://www.pewinternet.org/PPF/r/145/report_display.asp>.
ERPANET Sustainability and Exploitation Plan, Prepared by Maplehurst Consultants SARL in collaboration with the ERPANET Management Team, 2004.
As announced by Peter McKinney, HATII: "The preparation of this report was led by the team at Maplehurst, a consultancy specialising in the telecommunications and cultural heritage sector, and it will make a significant contribution to helping shape our planning and work.'"
""ERPANET provides Europe's and perhaps the world's most comprehensive access to digital preservation resources and information', the report states, but now the project needs to find a 'viable model that will allow the key elements of the ERPANET network and services to expand and continue'. "
For more information, please see <http://www.erpanet.org>, then click on the link to Documentation.
Geoscience Education and Cyberinfrastructure, Report of a workshop sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF), April 19 - 20. Boulder, CO. By M. R. Marlino, T. R. Sumner, and M. J. Wright, 2004. Digital Library for Earth System Education (DLESE) Program Center; University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR).
"The report...summarizes the discussions and outcomes of a workshop sponsored by the National Science Foundation, which brought together 50 scientists, educators, and information technology specialists to strategize ways to achieve synergy between the geoscience research and education communities and the emerging cyberinfrastructure initiative."
For more information, please see <http://www.dlese.org/documents/reports/GeoEd-CI.html>.
VRD 2004 Online Proceedings, Papers from the 8th Annual VRD (Virtual Reference Desk) Conference held 8 - 9 November 2004, Cincinnati, Ohio.
"The VRD 2004 Online Proceedings offers presentations, handouts, models, papers, and other materials presented at the VRD 2004 Digital Reference Conference in Cincinnatie, OH, on November 8 - 9, 2004. Other papers not appearing in this online proceedings will be published in a print publication entitled Creating a Reference Future to be published by Neal-Schuman Publishers, Inc. in 2005."
For more information, please see <http://www.vrd2004.org/proceedings/index.cfm>.
DPC/PADI "What's New in Digital Preservation", Issue 9 (July - December 2004), Digital Preservation Coalition and PADI (National Library of Australia).
"What's New is a summary of selected recent activity in the field of digital preservation, compiled by Michael Day of UKOLN, University of Bath, and Gerard Clifton of the National Library of Australia. Items are compiled from the Preserving Access to Digital Information (PADI) Gateway and the digital-preservation and padiforum-l mailing lists, although additional or related items of interest may also be included."
Digital Document Quarterly, Vol. 3, No. 4, HMG Consulting, ISSN: 1547-8610.
As announced by Henry Gladney: This issue "...reminds readers of the massive trend to democratize the usage, management, and creation of information - a trend that creates a challenge for repository institutions and their professional staff members."
This issue is available online, please see <http://home.pacbell.net/hgladney/ddq_3_4.htm>.
RLG DigiNews, Volume 8, No. 6, December 15, 2004.
"RLG DigiNews is a bimonthly electronic newsletter that focuses on digitization and digital preservation. If you have a research collection that you are digitizing, you'll find this report indispensable for its articles on evolving practices and technology, new projects and publications, and events."
For more information, please see <http://www.rlg.org/en/page.php?Page_ID=12081>.
Point to Point
Academic and Scholar Search Engines and Sources: An Internet MiniGuide Annotated Link Compilation, Marcus P. Zillman, Executive Director, Virtual Private Library.
"The Internet MiniGuide Annotated Link Compilation is dedicated to the latest and most competent academic and scholar search engines and sources." This resource was released on December 13, 2004, and will be continuously updated.
For more information, please see <http://zillman.blogspot.com/2004/12/academic-and-scholar-search-engines.html>.
Subject Index to Literature on Electronic Sources of Information, compiled by Marian Dworaczek, University of Saskatchewan Library.
"The page-specific 'Subject Index to Literature on Electronic Sources of Information' and the accompanying 'Electronic Sources of Information: A Bibliography' (listing all indexed items) deal with all aspects of electronic publishing and include print and non-print materials, periodical articles, monographs and individual chapters in collected works. This edition includes 1,943 indexed titles. Both the Index and the Bibliography are continuously updated."
For more information, please see <http://library.usask.ca/~dworacze/SUBJIN_A.HTM>.
ELPUB Digital Library, created by Bob Martens, Vienna University of Technology.
(This resource was first announced to the community by Gerry Mckiernan, Iowa State University, who pointed out that this database provides access to all the ELPUB conferences to date.) From the ELPUB Digital Library: "The use [of this digital library] is free of charge. Access to advanced features (article upload, creation of collections, discussion forums, ratings, reviews, etc.) is subject to user registration and login."
For more information, please see <http://elpub.scix.net/cgi-bin/works/Home>.
Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography, Charles W. Bailey, Jr. University of Houston.
"This selective bibliography presents over 2,275 articles, books, and other printed and electronic sources that are useful in understanding scholarly electronic publishing efforts on the Internet."
For more information, please see <http://info.lib.uh.edu/sepb/sepb.html>.
Calls for Participation
3rd International Workshop for Technology, Economy, Social and Legal Aspects of Virtual Goods, including the new Virtual Goods Tutorial, 2 - 4 June 2005, Ilmenau, Germany. Call for papers. The submission date is 1 March 2005.
"Virtual Goods 2004 is organized by the GI Working Group E-Commerce and in parallel with IFIP Working Group 6.11 Communication Systems in Electronic Commerce....The goal of this conference is to bring together experts from scientific and practical fields, researchers from different disciplines, developers, and users interested in electronic commerce of virtual goods. We would like to assess carefully existing DRM technologies and business models. In particular we are looking for alternative models and their technological and societal impacts. We expressly welcome research contributions from different fields, including computer sciences, economics, business, law, and human sciences."
For more information, please see <http://virtualgoods.tu-ilmenau.de/2005/>.
IPSI-2005 BELGRADE, 2 - 5 June 2005, Belgrade, Serbia. Call for papers. The abstract submission deadline is 1 March 2005.
"The main goal of this conference is to bring together the elite VIP scientists from all over the world, and to provide a forum for exchange of ideas in a number of related fields that interact. We try to bring people from different fields, and to create a setting in which they can interact synergistically, and hopefully create new scientific results (new algorithms, new methods, new ways of thinking)."
For more information, please see <http://belgrade.internetconferences.net/>.
National Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education Digital Library (NSDL), Program Solicitation NSF 05-545. Call for proposals. The submission date for Letters of Intent is 9 March 1005. (Letters of intent are optional.)
"Building on work supported under the multi-agency Digital Libraries Initiative, this program aims to establish a national digital library that will constitute an online network of learning environments and resources for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education at all levels. In FY2005, the program will accept proposals in three tracks: (1) Pathways projects are expected to provide stewardship for the content and services needed by major communities of learners. (2) Services projects are expected to develop services that support users, resource collection providers, and the Core Integration effort and that enhance the impact, efficiency, and value of the library. (3) Targeted Research projects are expected to explore specific topics that have immediate applicability to collections, services, and other aspects of the development of the digital library."
For more information, please see <http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2005/nsf05545/nsf05545.htm>.
The AAAI-05 Workshop on Contexts and Ontologies: Theory, Practice and Applications (C&O-2005), 9 - 10 July 2005, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. Call for papers. The submission date is 11 March 1005.
"The goal of the workshop is to bring together people from the context and ontology communities and to discuss the approaches they use for information integration. Therefore, the workshop will push the cross-fertilization and exchange of ideas (e.g., which of the methods from the ontology community can be successfully adopted in the context community, and vice versa), and, hence, make their meeting mutually beneficial."
For more information, please see <http://www.c-and-o.net/>.
Hypertext 2005 Sixteenth ACM Conference on Hypertext and Hypermedia, 6 - 10 September 2005, Salzburg, Austria Call for papers. The submission date is 17 March 2005.
"Following in the footsteps of early hypertext pioneers, [the conference] will focus on concepts, methodologies and tools for supporting knowledge workers. We invite scholars, researchers and practitioners from all disciplines to participate in this event and exchange ideas, theories and experiences regarding the use of hypermedia to augment the capabilities of knowledge workers."
For more information, please see <http://www.ht05.org/images/stories/calls/cfpht05_20040813.pdf>.
Seventh National Russian Research Conference , 4 - 6 October 2005, Yaroslavl, Russia. Call for participation. Workshop proposals are due 31 March 2005.
"The purpose of this conference series (previous six conferences were held in St.Petersburg (1999), Protvino (2000), Petrozavodsk (2001), Dubna (2002), St. Petersburg (2003), Pushchino (2004)) is to stimulate evolvement of the Russian digital libraries community and encourage research in this field.....Participation is sought from all parts of the world stimulating international collaboration in the digital library field."
For more information, please see <http://www.rcdl2005.uniyar.ac.ru/en/news.shtml>.
Electronic Imaging & the Visual Arts, 14 - 18 March 2005, Florence, Italy.
"The main topics for this conference include:
For more information, please see <http://lci.det.unifi.it/Events/Eva2005/eva2005.htm>.
Computers in Libraries, 16 - 18 March 2004, Washington, DC, USA.
" Computers in Libraries is the leading conference for librarians and information professionals who need to know about the latest technologies, equipment, software, and services available....Computers in Libraries 2005 caters to all interests and all levels of knowledge and provides many exciting networking opportunities."
For more information, please see <http://www.infotoday.com/cil2005/default.shtml>.
Censorship and Access to Information: History and the Present, 16 - 18 March 2004, St. Petersburg, Russia.
"The conference will deal with the historical and contemporary control and access of information, the social responsibility of participants in the 'informational' process, and the role of libraries and mass media journalists in an 'informational society.'"
For more information, please see <http://www.ifla.org/faife/faife/call150604.htm>.
1st International Conference on Information Management and Business (IMB 2005), 25 - 26 March 2005, Taipei, Taiwan.
"IMB is an international conference that is scheduled to be held annually in different countries under the collaboration of Shih-Chien University, Taiwan (2005), University of Western Sydney, Australia (2006), Fachhochschule Wurzburg-Schweinfurt, Germany (2007), South Carelia Polytechnic, Finland (2008), and their local academic or industrial societies. The goal of IMB is to provide a stimulating forum to bring together researchers and professionals from both academic and industry to share ideas, exchange knowledge, consider new advanced applications and discuss future directions on information management and business related issues."
For more information, please see <http://www.im.usc.edu.tw/imb2005>.
ViDe 2005: 7th Annual SURA/ViDe Digital Video Conference, 28 - 31 March 2005, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
"The SURA/ViDe Conference brings together every year approximately 200 educators, technologists, librarians, archivists and policymakers to discuss a broad range of issues relating to the development and deployment of video-over-IP in higher education. While the conference program is still being finalized, topics covered will include collection development and digital rights management, 3D data collaboration, the deployment of campuswide services, medical and educational applications, MPEG4, SIP, accessibility for people with disabilities, and the delivery of uncompressed video and HDTV over IP."
For more information, please see <http://www.vide.net/conferences/spr2005/>.
2005 IEEE International Conference on e-Technology, e-Commerce, and e-Service, 29 March - 1 April 2005, Hong Kong, China.
"The 2005 IEEE International Conference on e-Technology, e-Commerce, and e-Service (EEE-05) aims to bring together researchers and developers from diverse areas of computing, developers and paractitioners to explore and address the challenging research issues on e-technology in order to develop a common research agenda and vision for e-commerce and e-business."
For more information, please see <http://www.comp.hkbu.edu.hk/~eee05/home/>.
The Seventh Asia Pacific Web Conference, 29 March - 1 April 2005, Shanghai, China.
"APWeb'05 is the seventh in a series of international conferences on WWW Technologies. APWeb'05 aims at bringing together researchers and practitioners from both academic and industry to exchange knowledge on WWW-related technologies and new advanced applications."
For more information, please see <http://apweb05.csm.vu.edu.au/index.asp>.
(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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