Contexts and Contributions: Building the Distributed Library, Martha L. Brogan, Digital Library Federation, Washington, D.C. 2006.
"The Digital Library Federation (DLF) is pleased to
announce "Contexts and Contributions: Building the Distributed Library,"
by Martha L. Brogan (http://purl.org/dlf/pubs/dlf106/). The report is a
major contribution to DLF's suite of work that focuses on harvestable
metadata and services that help us access and use our distributed
digital content more effectively.
"Contexts and Contributions grew from work Ms. Brogan undertook for DLF in 2003, published as "A Survey of Digital Library Aggregation Services" (http://purl.org/dlf/pubs/dlf101/). That environmental scan influenced our understanding of early attempts to craft aggregated digital library services that serve students and scholars well, and it had a positive impact on the development of the services that followed."
For more information, please see <http://www.diglib.org/pubs/dlf106/index.htm>.
Implementing Persistent Identifiers: overview of concepts, guidelines and recommendations (ECPA-report; 18), co-published by CERL and ECPA, 2006, ISBN 90-6984-508-3 Euros 40,00 (Also available in PDF at the CERL and ECPA web sites).
"This report was written to explain the principle of persistent identifiers and help institutions decide which scheme would best fit their needs. It discusses Handles, Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs), Archival Resource Keys (ARKs), Persistent Uniform Resource Locators (PURLs), Uniform Resource Names (URNs), National Bibliography Numbers (NBNs), and the OpenURL, providing examples and extensive references for each."
For more information, please see <http://www.knaw.nl/ecpa/publications.html>.
Networked Reference Services: Question/Answer Transaction Protocol, NISO Technical Report TR04-2006, National Information Standards Organization, 2006.
"Abstract: The Networked Reference Services Question/Answer Transaction Protocol covers processing transactions for interchange of messages between digital reference domains. It defines a set of messages and associated rules of syntax and semantics for this interchange that will support processing and routing of questions and responses and packaging of other information to be exchanged. Metadata element sets needed to identify and describe key components of both question and answer data and institutional and personal data are defined, although some sets are maintained outside the standard."
For more information, please see <http://www.niso.org/standards/resources/TR04-NetRefQAProtocol.pdf>.
The Report of the East of England Digital Preservation Project, published jointly by the East of England Regional Archive Council (EERAC) and MLA East of England. 2006.
"The report describes a pilot project designed to investigate the issues which would need to be resolved if a regional digital repository were set up, and the costs which would arise from this. The report presents the results of two years' work and is probably the first realistic attempt to point the way forward. Taking as its starting point the anticipated needs of local authorities, the report looks in detail at the processes and costs involved in preserving and managing digital records of the types routinely dealt with by local authority records managers and archivists, including privately deposited material."
For more information, please see <http://www.data-archive.ac.uk/news/publications.asp>.
DINI certificate for document and publication services (draft), Electronic Publishing Working Group, Deutsche Initiative für Netzwerkinformation (DINI), German Initiative for Network Information, Version 2, September 2006.
"Installing and institutionalising document and publication repositories at universities creates the opportunity to archive scholarly publications that were produced at the respective universities and to offer them to a worldwide audience. This new service offered by libraries and computing centres as infrastructure facilities helps disseminate the idea of electronic publishing as a new tool for academic work. DINI, the Deutsche Initiative für Netzwerkinformation (German Initiative for Network Information), supports this to reach a higher level of scientific and scholarly communication both nationally and internationally....The 'DINI-Certificate Document and Publication Services' includes current international developments, describes how Document and Publication Services support the open-access publication of scholarly documents, and shows how as Institutional Repositories they can position themselves in their respective institutions, especially with regard to supporting scholars and scientists to make pre and post prints of their documents available that have already been published by publishing houses free of time or space constraints."
For more information, please see <http://www.dini.de/documents/DINI_certificate_eng_2006-10-12_draft.pdf>.
Peer Comparison of Course/Learning Management Systems, Course Materials Life Cycle, and Related Costs , Final Report, July 19, 2006, by Bruce Landon Tom Henderson, and Russell Poulin, ECET EduTools for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
"MIT contracted with WCET's EduTools to survey ten selected peer institutions regarding their use and support of C/LMS products and the Course Materials Life Cycle used by each institution. The data gathered in this survey is intended to benchmark these services at peer institutions and to collect information that will inform future decision-making. This report is a compilation and interpretation of the interview survey results. "
For more information, please see <http://web.mit.edu/emcc/www/MIT-WCET-C-LMS-Final-Report-07-19-06.pdf>.
Crosswalking: Processing MARC in XML Environments with MARC4J, by Bas Peters, published by Lulu.com, 2007, ISBN: 978-1-84753-028-8 (This item is not available free of charge).
"This book provides useful information for both developers learning about MARC4J for the first time and developers returning for reference and more advanced material. The chapters provide many reusable examples, while appendixes provide a reference to the API and the command-line utilities."
Crosswalking is available for purchase as a paperback book ($29.05) or downloadable PDF ($21.43) through lulu.com. For more information, please see <http://www.lulu.com/content/508067>.
DPC/PADI What's new in digital preservation, Issue 14, November 2006.
"What's New is a summary of selected recent activity in the field of digital preservation, compiled by Deb Woodyard-Robinson for the Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) and Marian Hanley 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.
"Issue 14 features news from the Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC), Digital Curation Centre (DCC), JISC (UK), European Commission, DigitalPreservationEurope (DPE), the European Archive, nestor, the Koninklijke Bibliotheek (National Library of the Netherlands), the National Library of New Zealand, and the CASPAR project."
For more information, please see <http://www.dpconline.org/graphics/whatsnew/issue14.html>.
Digital Document Quarterly, Volume 5, Issue 2.
"Its content list is:
For more information, please see <http://home.pacbell.net/hgladney/ddq_5_4.htm>.
Point to Point
Sloan-C Blended Learning: Research Perspectives website, from The Sloan Consortium.
"The new Sloan-C web site [is] focused on topics in Blended Learning. Sloan-C will be using this web site to collect and share resources for educators and administrators involved with blended and hybrid learning."
For more information, please see <http://www.blendedteaching.org/>.
Cumulative list of ISMIR papers, ISMIR: The International Conferences on Music Information Retrieval and Related Activities, Proceedings 2000 - 2006.
"This cummulative list includes the 2006 papers, posters and demo texts."
For more information, please see <http://www.ismir.net/all-papers.html>.
Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography, by Charles W. Bailey, Jr., Version 66, 12/08/2006.
"This selective bibliography presents over 2,830 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://sepb.digital-scholarship.org/>.
Library Related Conferences, created by Marian Dworaczek,University of Saskatchewan Library, October 18, 2006.
"This is an extensive list of library-related conferences that will be updated periodically, from the creator of the Electronic Sources of Information: A Bibliography, the Subject Index to Literature on Electronic Sources of Information, and other online resources."
For more information, please see <http://library2.usask.ca/~dworacze/>. (Please note: this is a new location for this resource.)
Calls for Participation
IMLS National Leadership Grants, Call for grant proposals. The submission deadline is 1 March 2007.
" National Leadership Grants enable libraries and museums to help people gain the knowledge, skills, attitudes, behaviors, and resources that enhance their engagement in community, work, family, and society. Projects should enable libraries and museums to address current problems in creative ways, develop and test innovative solutions, and expand the boundaries within which cultural heritage institutions operate. The results of these projects will help equip tomorrow's libraries and museums to better meet the needs of a Nation of Learners. Successful proposals will show evidence that they will have national impact and generate results new tools, research, models, services, practices, or alliances that can be widely adapted or replicated to extend the benefit of federal support. Proposals will reflect an understanding of current issues and needs, showing the potential for far-reaching impact throughout the museum and/or library community. Projects will provide creative solutions to issues of national importance and provide leadership for other organizations."
For more information, please see <http://www.imls.gov/applicants/grants/nationalLeadership.shtm>.
CoLIS 6 - Sixth International Conference on Conceptions of Library and Information Science, 13 - 16 August 2007, Borås, Sweden. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 1 March 2007.
"CoLIS is a series of international conferences for which the general aim is to provide a broad forum for the exploration and exchange of ideas in the field of library and information science (LIS). To be examined at CoLIS 6 are theoretical and empirical research trends in LIS, together with sociocultural and technical issues relating to our understanding of the various roles, natures, uses and associated relationships of information, information systems, information processes, and information networks. As in previous conferences in the series, this one, too, promotes an interdisciplinary approach to research. "
For more information, please see <http://www.hb.se/colis/>.
Libraries Without Walls 7: Exploring 'anytime, anywhere' delivery of library services, 14 - 18 September 2007, Lesvos, Greece. Call for papers. The submission date is 2 March 2007.
"From their beginnings in 1995, the Libraries without Walls conferences have mapped a major change in the practice of librarianship. While library services are still concerned to provide users with physical access to their buildings, electronic access, often from remote locations, is becoming ever more dominant. Library services are being integrated into virtual learning, research and personal environments. Papers presented at previous LWW conferences have mapped this change and provided examples of how libraries are delivering their services whenever and wherever their users need them."
For more information, please see <http://www.cerlim.ac.uk/conf/lww7/>.
12th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, 22- 27 July 2007, Beijing, Peoples Republic of China. Call for posters. The submission deadline for abstracts for poster proposals is 12 March 2007.
"The HCI International 2007 jointly with the affiliated Conferences, which are held under one management and one Registration, invite you to Beijing, P.R. China to participate and contribute to the international forum for the dissemination and exchange of up-to-date scientific information on theoretical, generic and applied areas of HCI."
For more information, please see <http://www.hcii2007.org/>.
IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC), 25 - 28 September 2007, Swissôtel The Stamford, Singapore. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 15 March 2007.
"Sponsored by the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society, and co-sponsored by the Evolutionary Programming Society and the IET,...[the] annual IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation is one of the leading events in the area of evolutionary computation. It covers all topics in evolutionary computation."
For more information, please see <http://www.cec2007.org>.
IMLS 21st Century Museum Professionals, Call for grant proposals. The submission deadline is 15 March 2007.
"Museums play a critical role in the education of the public by preserving America's rich cultural heritage and helping to transmit it from one generation to the next. Museum professionals need high levels of knowledge and expertise as they help create public value for both local and national communities. This program supports projects that address the preparation of museum professionals for the future by updating and expanding their knowledge and skills.
The 21st Century Museum Professionals program supports a range of activities, including professional training in all areas of museum operations and leadership development. This program provides the museum community with support for a variety of training and personnel development activities for museum staff members across all types of museums, as well as the collection and dissemination of information to museum professionals and the public. Project design could include direct dissemination of information through workshops, seminars, and courses, or indirect communication through publications and Web sites. Projects should benefit multiple institutions or diverse constituencies. "
For more information, please see <http://www.imls.gov/applicants/grants/21centuryMuseums.shtm>.
The Sixth International and Interdisciplinary Conference on Modeling and Using Context, 20 - 24 August 2007, Roskilde University, Denmark. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 15 March 2007.
"The Sixth International and Interdisciplinary Conference on Modeling and Using Context (CONTEXT'07) will provide a forum for presenting and discussing high-quality research and applications on context. The conference will include paper and poster presentations, system demonstrations, workshops, and a doctoral consortium. The conference invites researchers and practitioners to share insights and cutting-edge results from a wide range of disciplines."
For more information, please see <http://context-07.ruc.dk/>.
ACM Symposium on Document Engineering 2007, 28 - 31 August 2007. Call for papers. The registration deadline is 16 March 2007. The submission deadline is 23 March 2007.
"The ACM Symposium on Document Engineering is an annual international academic conference devoted to the dissemination of research on models, tools and processes that improve our ability to create, manage and maintain documents."
For more information, please see <http://www.cs.umanitoba.ca/~doceng07/>.
Advancing Knowledge: The IMLS/NEH Digital Partnership . Call for proposals. The submission deadline is 27 March 2007.
"The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and the National Endowment for Humanities (NEH) invite proposals for innovative, collaborative humanities projects using the latest digital technologies for the benefit of the American public, humanities scholarship, and the nation's cultural institutions. These grants will support collaborations among libraries, museums, archives, universities, and other cultural organizations that may serve as models for the field. We encourage projects that explore new ways to share, examine, and interpret humanities collections in a digital environment and to develop new uses and audiences for existing digital resources."
For more information, please see <http://www.neh.gov/grants/guidelines/Digital_Partnership.html>.
ACM Transactions on the Web, Special issue on Adversarial Issues in Web Search. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 30 March 2007.
"We are soliciting papers for a special issue of the ACM Transactions on the Web (ACM TWEB) devoted to adversarial issues in web search."
"Over the past decade, web search engines have become the predominant tool for web users to locate information, and they have grown to be cornerstones of the web economy, by driving traffic to commercial web sites and by creating web advertising platforms. The economic potential of search engines has given rise to adversaries that are trying to profit from search engines either by influencing search results or by redirecting advertisement revenue streams."
Content and formatting guidelines as well as information on the ACM TWEB review process can be found online at <http://www.acm.org/tweb/author.html>.
Eleventh International IEEE EDOC Conference (EDOC 2007) 'The Enterprise Computing Conference', 15 - 19 October 2007, Annapolis, Maryland, USA. Call for papers. Abstracts are due 30 March 2007.
"The EDOC Conference emphasizes the integration and management of enterprise computing research and development results, fostering an enterprise and social organizational engineering approach that can address and relate business, application, middleware and technical levels. The themes of openness and distributed computing, based on services, components and objects, provide a useful and unifying conceptual thread for this purpose."
For more information, please see <http://www.edocconference.org/>.
Digital Preservation Award. Call for applications. The submission date is 31 March 2007.
"This is the eleventh anniversary of the Conservation Awards, sponsored by Sir Paul McCartney, and is the third year to include the prestigious Digital Preservation Award, which recognises the many new initiatives being carried out by museums, libraries, galleries and archives in the challenging field of digital preservation."
"To be eligible for the Digital Preservation Award, a project must demonstrate leadership and advancement in digital preservation which will benefit the UK. It must focus on preserving digital materials (whether "born digital" or digitised copies), rather than on the use of digitisation as a preservation reformatting tool. Only projects that have been completed by 31 March 2007 will be considered for the Award. Applicants from overseas are welcomed, providing that the project can demonstrate benefit to the UK. "
For more information, please contact Carol Jackson, Administration Manager, Digital Preservation Coalition, by e-mail at <firstname.lastname@example.org>. An online application form is at <http://www.conservationawards.org.uk/index.php?option=com_philaform&Itemid=15&form_id=6>.
Ingenta Research Award. Call for applications. The submission deadline is 31 March 2007.
"The Ingenta Research Award is given annually by the Library Research Round Table of the American Library Association to support research projects about acquisition, use, and preservation of digital information."
For more information, please see <http://www.ala.org/ala/ors/orsawards/ingentaresearchaward/ingentaresaward.htm>.
9th International Conference on Data Warehousing and Knowledge Discovery (DaWaK 2007), 3 - 7 September 2007, Regensburg, Germany. Call for papers. The abstract submission deadline is 2 April 2007, full papers are due 13 April 2007.
"During the past years, the International Conference on Data Warehousing and Knowledge Discovery (DaWaK) has become one of the most important international scientific events to bring together researchers, developers and practitioners to discuss latest research issues and experiences in developing and deploying data warehousing and knowledge discovery systems, applications, and solutions. This year's conference (DaWaK 2007), builds on this tradition of facilitating the cross-disciplinary exchange of ideas, experience and potential research directions. DaWaK 2007 seeks to introduce innovative principles, methods, algorithms and solutions to challenging problems faced in the development of data warehousing, knowledge discovery and data mining applications."
For more information, please see <http://www.dexa.org/drupal/?q=dawak>.
National Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education Digital Library (NSDL) Program Solicitation, NSF 07-538. Call for proposals. The full proposal submission deadline is 11 April 2007. (Optionsal Letters of Intent are due 14 March 2007).
"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. The program has 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. In FY2007 the program will only accept proposals in the Pathways track and specific components of the Services track. The program will also accept proposals for small grants that extend or enhance results from existing services, collections, or targeted research activity so as to enlarge the user audience for NSDL or improve capabilities for the user."
For more information, please see <http://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf07538>.
10th IASTED International Conference on Computers and Advanced Technology in Education - CATE 2007, 8 - 10 October 2007, Beijing, China. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 15 April 2007.
"CATE 2007 will act as a major forum for the presentation of innovative developments and the exchange of information between researchers and practitioners on the use of technology in education."
For more information, please see <http://www.iasted.org/conferences/cfp-570.html>.
RCDL'2007 Digital Libraries: Advanced Methods and Technologies Digital Collections, 15 - 18 October 2007, Pereslavl, Russia. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 18 April 2007.
"The purpose of the RCDL conference series is to stimulate evolution of the Russian digital libraries community and encourage research in this field. RCDL provides an open forum for exchange of experience, ideas and results as well as stimulates communication and cooperation between experts in the field....Participation is sought from all parts of the world to stimulate international collaboration in the digital library field."
ICMC 2007 - Immersed Music - International Computer Music Conference, 27 - 31 August 2007, Copenhagen, Denmark. Call for papers, music, video, posters, demonstrations and other formats. The deadline for all submissions is 30 April 2007.
"The ICMC 2007 is a joint initiative between the International Computer Music Association and Aalborg University Esbjerg. The official ICMC 2007 call for participation will encourage submissions that address the conference theme, Immersed Music. This theme might be addressed by compositions and papers that involve immersed performance interfaces, immersed perception, aesthetic and music. Immersed Music also opens up to participations that address the mind, in particular cognitive aspect of music and musical sound perception. "
For more information, please see <http://www.icmc2007.net/>.
WebWise 2007, 28 February - 2 March 2007, Washington, DC, USA.
"[This year's conference theme] is 'Stewardship in the Digital Age: Managing Museum and Library Collections for Preservation and Use.' The conference will feature presentations and panel discussions by library, museum, and other information experts who will address issues and emerging practices in the preservation of digital content from digitized text to "born-digital" art. It will also provide a forum for discussing the general state of preservation and "digital preservation readiness" in the nation's museums and libraries and the potential for technology to improve the management of physical collections and the documentation of cultural heritage. Demonstrations will feature online tools for disaster planning, projects that are addressing challenges such as preserving audio and visual media, and projects to document and preserve tangible and intangible cultural heritage. "
For more information, please see <http://www.getty.edu/webwise2007/conference>.
Web Archiving Training Session, 1 - 2 March, 2007, Paris, France.
" The European Web Archive is organizing a two-day training session on Web Archiving in Paris....The training will cover all aspects of Web Archiving for librarians, archivists as well as technicians in charge of web archiving. Special attention will be given to providing the necessary background on Internet technologies in general and Web publishing in particular to understand the media and requirements for its preservation. "
For more information, please see <http://europarchive.org/2007-training.php>.
WEBIST 2007 - 3rd International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies, 3 - 6 March 2007, Barcelona, Spain.
"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/>.
Ohio Digital Commons for Education (ODCE) 2007 Conference: The Convergence of Learning, Libraries and Technology , 4 - 6 March 2007, Columbus, Ohio, USA.
"The Conference will feature submitted and invited presentations, technology demonstrations, pre-conference workshops and plenary presentations on the topics of: effectiveness and efficiencies; science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine; serving new audiences; wireless, mobile and personal; reinventing the learning environment and vendor presentations. Pre-conference workshops will be held on Sunday, March 4. The full conference will begin on March 5, 2007. "
For more information, please see <http://www.oln.org/conferences/ODCE2007/ODCE2007.php>.
De Lange Conference: Emerging Libraries, 5 - 7 March 2007, Houston, Texas, USA.
"Libraries are not storage places any more; they are less and less a place. The critical issues now include: How can that information be efficiently accessed and used? How do we extract knowledge from such an abundance of often poorly organized information? How might these enormous digital resources affect our concept of identity, our privacy, and the way we conduct business in the new century? Insight from many disciplines and perspectives is requisite to begin to understand this phenomenon to identify ways to help chart a future course....The De Lange 2007 Conference will examine the transformational influences these astonishing emerging libraries may entail. A planning committee, led by Rice University's Fondren Library and Computer and Information Technology Institute (CITI), now seeks a rich mix of subject specialists with unique perspectives who will enliven and enrich this exploration."
For more information, please see <http://www.delange.rice.edu/conferenceVI.cfm>.
International Technology, Education and Development Conference (INTED 2007), 7 - 9 March 2007, Valencia, Spain.
"The general objective of the INTED 2007 conference is the promotion of international collaboration in the field of technology, engineering and science education. INTED 2007 provides an International Forum for researchers, engineers, professors, educational scientists and technologists in the areas of Education, Science and Technology. It will be an excellent opportunity to present, demonstrate and discuss research, development, applications, and the latest innovations and results in the field of Higher Education and Industry. "
For more information, please see <http://www.iated.org/inted2007/>.
SIGCSE 2007 - 38th ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education, 7 - 10 March 2007, Covington, Kentucky, USA.
"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>.
2nd International Conference on Computer Graphics Theory and Applications, 8 - 11 March 2007, Barcelona, Spain.
"The Second International Conference on Computer Graphics Theory and Applications (GRAPP) aims at becoming a major point of contact between researchers, engineers and practitioners in Computer Graphics. We have chosen Interactive Environments for Computer Graphics as the main topic. Indeed, games and virtual environments currently dominate both research and practice in our field. The conference will be structured along four main tracks, covering different aspects related to Computer Graphics, from Modeling to Rendering, including Animation and Interactive Environments. "
For more information, please see <http://www.grapp.org/>.
ASIDIC Spring 2006 Meeting: Getting it Right: Building Content Services that Succeed in Transforming Markets, 11 - 13 March 2007, Orlando, Florida, USA.
"Publishers are facing a world that blends content and technology services together with contributions from individuals and institutions into powerful new contexts that are changing how their markets use and pay for their products and services. These changes are forcing content companies to change their ideas of how to make money in publishing faster than ever before." This conference will address the issues surrounding this situation.
For more information, please see <http://www.asidic.org/meetings/spring07.htm>.
The IASTED International Conference on Internet and Multimedia Systems and Applications - EuroIMSA 2007, 14 - 16 March 2007, Chamonix, France.
"The 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>.
The Sixth IASTED International Conference on Web-based Education: WBE 2007, 14 - 16 March 2007, Chamonix, France.
"WBE 2007 aims to provide scholars, faculty, researchers, and administrators in all web-based educational areas with an excellent opportunity to convene with colleagues from approximately 50 countries and discuss innovative ideas, results, and outcomes of research in this new and exciting field."
For more information, please see <http://www.iasted.org/conferences/home-557.html>.
Buying & Selling eContent, 18 - 20 March 2007, Scottsdale, Arizona, USA.
"Buying & Selling eContent has an established reputation as the industry meeting where you can build valuable relationships and explore potential partners and deals. This is where major enterprise buyers, content industry executives, and content solutions providers come together to talk, get to know each other better, and conduct business under the stars."
For more information, please see <http://www.buy-sell-econtent.com/>.
IA (Information Architecture) Summit, 22 - 26 March 2007, Los Vegas, Nevada, USA.
"The Information Architecture Summit is a premier gathering place for information architects and for discussion about information architecture. Everyone who touches on IA is welcome to share and learn. Last year's IA Summit attracted over 500 attendees, including beginners, experienced IAs, and people in a range of related fields."
For more information, please see <http://www.iasummit.org/2007/>.
SITE--Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education International Conference, 26 - 30 March 2007, Phoenix, Arizona, USA.
"This conference is the 18th annual conference of the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education. SITE represents individual teacher educators and affiliated organizations...in all disciplines, who are interested in the creation and dissemination of knowledge about the use of information technology in teacher education and faculty/staff development."
For more information, please see <http://www.aace.org/conf/site/default.htm>.
ACRL (Association of College & Research Libraries) 13th National Conference, 29 March - 1 April 2007, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
"The ACRL 13th National Conference offers an exciting and energizing exchange of ideas on research, practices, and visions in the field of academic and research librarianship."
For more information, please see <http://www.acrl.org/ala/acrl/acrlevents/baltimore/baltimore.htm>.
International Conference on Information Technology- New Generations (ITNG), 2 - 4 April 2007, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
"The International Conference on Information Technology New Generations (ITNG) is an annual event focusing on state of the art technologies pertaining to digital information and communication. The applications of advanced information technology to such domains as astronomy, biology, education, geosciences, and health care are among topics of relevance to ITNG. Visionary ideas, theoretical and experimental results, as well as prototypes, designs, and tools that help the information readily flow to the user are of special interest. The conference features keynote speakers, the best student award, the Ph.D. student forum and workshops/exhibits from industry, government and academia."
For more information, please see <http://www.itng.info/>.
The Third IASTED International Conference on Advances in Computer Science and Technology - ACST 2007, 2 - 4 April 2007, Phuket, Thailand.
" Research in computer science and technology is rapidly becoming interdisciplinary. The purpose of ACST 2007 is to bring together international researchers and practitioners working at the cutting edge of several sub-areas of computer science and engineering, as well as related areas such as scientific computing, computational biology and medicine, and bioinformatics, in order to promote the growth of interdisciplinary computer science and technology research. In addition to fostering research collaboration, this conference aims to enhance technology transfer to industry."
For more information, please see <http://www.iasted.org/conferences/home-559.html>.
12th International Conference on Database Systems for Advanced Applications, 9 - 12 April 2007, Bangkok, Thailand.
"As an annual international conference in Pacific Asia region, DASFAA 2007 is an international forum for academic exchanges and technical discussions among researchers, developers and users of databases from academia, business and industry. The conference will promote research and development activities in database field among participants and their institutions from Pacific Asia and the world as well."
For more information, please see <http://www.dasfaa07.ait.ac.th/>.
2007 EDUCAUSE & Internet2 Security Professionals Conference, 10 - 12 April 2007, Denver, Colorado, USA.
"Sponsored by the EDUCAUSE & Internet2 Computer and Network Security Task Force, this annual meeting brings together information security professionals, IT staff, and others from across the higher education community. The 2007 conference will include keynote speakers, pre and postconference seminars, corporate displays, and sessions that address technical solutions, security policies and procedures, and management issues, including security training and awareness. View resources from past conferences at <http://www.educause.edu/conference/security/>."
For more information, please see <http://www.educause.edu/sec07>.
Museums and the Web 2007, 11 - 14 April 2007, San Francisco, California, USA.
"Museums and the Web addresses the social, cultural, design, technological, economic, and organizational issues of culture, science and heritage on-line. Taking an international perspective, senior speakers with extensive experience in Web development review and analyze the issues and impacts of networked cultural and natural heritage. Together, we are transforming communities and organizations."
For more information, please see <http://www.archimuse.com/mw2007/>.
Coalition for Networked Information Spring Meeting, 16 - 17 April 2007, Phoenix, Arizona USA.
"The Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) is an organization dedicated to supporting the transformative promise of networked information technology for the advancement of scholarly communication and the enrichment of intellectual productivity. Some 200 institutions representing higher education, publishing, network and telecommunications, information technology, and libraries and library organizations make up CNI's Members."
For more information, please see <http://www.cni.org>.
Computers in Libraries, 16 - 18 April 2007, Arlington, Virginia, 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 2007 caters to all interests and all levels of knowledge and provides many exciting networking opportunities."
For more information, please see <http://www.infotoday.com/>.
3rd International Conference on Global E-Security, 18 - 20 April 2007, London, United Kingdom.
"The Annual International Conference on Global E-Security was set up to establish dialogue between crime-fighting agencies, the security industry, researchers and experts to create a platform from which e-security can be examined from several global perspectives."
For more information, please see <http://www.uel.ac.uk/icges/>.
CERN 5th Workshop on Innovations in Scholarly Communication, 18 - 20 April 2007, Geneva, Switzerland.
"The OAI series of workshops is one of the biggest international meetings of technical repository-developers, library Open Access policy formulators, and the funders and researchers that they serve. The programme contains a mix of practical tutorials given by experts in the field, presentations from cutting-edge projects and research, posters from the community, breakout discussion groups, and an intense social programme which has helped to build a strong network amongst previous participants."
For more information, please see <http://oai5.web.cern.ch/oai5/>.
DigCCurr2007: An International Symposium on Digital Curation, 18 - 20 April 2007, Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
"The School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will host DigCCurr2007, an international symposium on Digital Curation, April 18-20, 2007. This event is part of the Preserving Access to Our Digital Future: Building an International Digital Curation Curriculum project funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is a partner in this effort."
For more information, please see <http://ils.unc.edu/digccurr>.
Laval Virtual 2007: 9th International Conference on Virtual Reality, 18 - 22 April 2007, Laval France.
"Laval Virtual has become the European crossroads for technologies linked to simulation and virtual reality."
For more information, please see <http://www.laval-virtual.org/>.
International Conference on Research Challenges in Information Science (RCIS), 23 - 26 April 2007, Quarzazate, Morocco.
"The First International Conference on Research Challenges in Information Science (RCIS) aims at providing an international forum for scientists, researchers, engineers and developers from a wide range of information science areas to exchange ideas and approaches in this evolving field. While presenting research findings and state-of-art solutions, you are especially invited to share experiences on new research challenges."
For more information, please see <http://www.farcampus.com/rcis/>.
EDUCAUSE Australasia 2007, 29 April - 2 May 2007, Melbourne, Australia.
"This will be the premier event for professionals working in higher education, managing information technologies to advance scholarship, learning, teaching and research. With the theme of "Advancing Knowledge Pushing Boundaries", the programme will not only feature interesting, relevant and up-to-date content but will provide you with excellent opportunities to interact with colleagues from other institutions and other industries."
For more information, please see <http://www.caudit.edu.au/educauseaustralasia07/>.
(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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