CAD: A Guide to Good Practice, by Harrison Eiteljorg II, Kate Fernie, Jeremy Huggett and Damian Robinson, with an additional contribution by Bernard Thomason.
"This Guide to Good Practice is designed specifically to provide guidance for individuals and organisations involved in the creation, maintenance, use, and long-term preservation of CAD-based digital resources in the humanities...As well as providing a source of useful generic information, the guide emphasises the processes of long-term preservation, archiving, and effective data re-use. As a result, the importance of adhering to recognised standards and the documentation of essential pieces of information about a given resource are dominant recurring themes."
In addition to a glossary of terms used in the Guide and in CAD (Computer-Aided Design) generally, this guide is intended to provide:
Geophysical Data in Archaeology: A Guide to Good Practice, by Armin Schmidt with contributions from Tony Austin, Andrew David, Kate Fernie, William Kilbride, Paul Linford, Julian Richards and Damian Robinson.
"This Guide to Good Practice is concerned with the variety of data that may be produced during geophysical survey projects and how to ensure that they can be preserved in digital formats for future re-use...The single most important consideration for long-term digital archiving is the accurate documentation of data, their collection and subsequent management procedures. This is necessary to ensure that people re-using the data understand both how they were created and why. It is not only the raw geophysical data measured with instruments in the field that are of concern; processed data and interpretative drawings are equally important, as is the written survey report."
"For this reason the Guide to Good Practice is aimed at:
Free Range Librarian, a monthly meditation from the Librarians' Index to the Internet (lii.org).
"lii.org is a searchable, annotated subject directory of more than 10,000 Internet resources selected and evaluated by librarians for their usefulness to users of public libraries. lii.org is used by both librarians and the general public as a guide to Internet resources." The Free Range Librarian is a monthly think piece from lii.org featuring one article or review on issues important to librarianship.
E-Serials Cataloging: Access to Continuing and Integrating Resources via the Catalog and the Web, The Serials Librarian, Volume 41, Numbers 3/4, edited by Jim Cole and Wayne Jones. Full-text (327 pages) PDF version.
The Serials Librarian, an "international journal for the management of serials and other continuing resources published by The Haworth Press, Inc. since 1976...covers all aspects of the management of continuing resources in any format--print, electronic, etc.--ranging from their publication, to their abstracting and indexing by commercial services, and their collection and processing by libraries....Articles in the journal regularly cover such library-related areas as resource selection, acquisition, and collection management; cancellation and weeding programs; bibliographic control and cataloging; staffing; binding, storage, and claiming; networking and cooperative programs; copyright, document delivery, and interlibrary loan; subscription agencies; reference work and circulation; serials control systems; and the secondary storage of continuing resources."
This edition of The Serials Librarian organizes articles on the theme "E-Serials Cataloging: Access to Continuing and Integrating Resources via the Catalog and the Web" under the five main categories: General; Standards; Education and Training; Policies and Procedures; National Projects and Local Applications; and Books, Serials, and the Future.
For further information, visit The Serials Librarian home page at <http://www.ameshomeschool.org/serialslibrarian/index.html>.
Digital Gazetteers: Integration into distributed digital library services, presentation slides from the JCDL 2002 workshop sponsored by NKOS (Networked Knowledge Organization Systems).
"This NKOS workshop for JCDL (the 5th in the series: nkos.slis.kent.edu) will focus on work-in-progress on gazetteer services and gazetteer-related projects in connection with distributed digital library services. It builds on the Digital Gazetteer Information Exchange (DGIE) workshop funded by the National Science Foundation in October 1999 (http://alexandria.sdc.ucsb.edu/gazetteer//dgie/DGIE_website/DGIE_homepage.htm)."
For further information, please see <http://nkos.slis.kent.edu/DL02workshop.htm>.
Privacy Guidelines for Electronic Resources Vendors, July 2002, International Coalition of Library Consortia (ICOLC).
"The rapid evolution of the world-wide web as a major information delivery mechanism has made the web a rich source of information for companies about the interests, behavior, and habits of web users...Sometimes this type of information is gathered during the use of a web-based product without the knowledge or permission of the individual who is using the product...A cardinal principle of librarianship is that the privacy of the library users with respect to their information seeking is to be protected, and the members of the ICOLC are committed to this principle. Accordingly, the ICOLC issues these guidelines with respect to the privacy interests of our member libraries' users in the interest of informing the companies with which we do business about what is acceptable in the products and services that we license...The ICOLC recognizes the rapid evolution in web-based services and welcomes dialogue with web publishers on the development of policies and practices that protect the privacy of the users of web-based products."
For further information, please see <http://www.library.yale.edu/consortia/2002privacyguidelines.html>.
iSociety: Reality IT - Technology and Everyday Life, a report of The Work Foundation.
"Looking at a range of different digital devices and functions, the report challenges the conventional assumption that technology changes lives in and of itself. Instead the authors argue that to understand the impact of ICT, we need to look at the way users and consumers 'tame' technology to fit into the patterns of their own lives. The report also contains latest figures for ownership and use of all major interactive technologies among the UK population."
"The relationship between information technology and how it affects our behaviour in the way we live and work is the single most critical social and economic issue of our time. Designed to assess the genuine effects of new technologies, iSociety is an independent, definitive analysis of the impact of ICT on our lives, today and in the future. Run within the Research Department of The Work Foundation, and supported by Microsoft and PricewaterhouseCoopers, it aims to establish the 'deep-impact' changes caused by the widespread diffusion of ICTs on work and society...The Work Foundation aims to improve working life. "With a fusion of cutting-edge research, practical consultancy and constructive advocacy we aim to make our workplaces more effective, more successful and more fulfilling."
For further information, please see <http://www.theworkfoundation.com/research/isociety/RealityIT_main.jsp>.
eGovernment: Realizing the Vision ePress Kit, 2002 eGovernment Study by Accenture.
"The full report of findings from Accenture's April 2002 eGovernment study of 23 countries, including details on progress since last year's study and numerous examples of best practices in several government service sectors"
Accenture is a management and technology services organization.
For further information, please see <http://www.accenture.com/xd/xd.asp?it=enWeb&xd=newsroom/epresskit/egov/epres_realizing.xml>.
Diffuse Libraries: Emergent Roles for the Research Library in the Digital Age, by Wendy Pradt Lougee. Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) pub108.
"Research libraries are taking on a range of new roles in the digital age as they become more deeply engaged in the creation and dissemination of knowledge. While some of these roles are extensions of traditional library activity, others are largely new. Wendy Lougee, university librarian at the University of Minnesota, explores some of these emerging functions in this report."
"Lougee includes several examples of how some libraries and library organizations are forging new services in areas of collection development, information access, and user services; she also touches briefly on the continued importance of library as place. In addition, she suggests where new roles might emerge. In the section on information access, for example, she notes the potential for libraries to contribute to the development of the Semantic Web, which aims to develop languages for expressing information in a form that machines can process, and which therefore can be searched more accurately and efficiently. She writes, "Designing the Semantic Web will require a mix of skills, and librarians have the potential to contribute significantly to this effort." She also notes that there is a potential role for the library in certifying the authenticity and provenance of content on the Semantic Web."
For further information, please see <http://www.clir.org/pubs/abstract/pub108abst.html>.
The Digital Library: A Biography, Daniel Greenstein and Suzanne E. Thorin. Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) pub109.
"Digital libraries, once project based and largely autonomous efforts, are maturing. As individual programs have grown, each has developed its own personality, reflecting the circumstances of its creation and environment, and its leadership. This report from CLIR and the Digital Library Federation (DLF) draws on the results of a survey and case studies of DLF members to reveal how these influences have molded a range of organizational forms that we call the digital library...Section one of the report examines three stages of digital library growth: the young digital library, the maturing digital library, and the adult digital library. Section two of the report presents case studies of digital library development at six institutions."
For further information, please see <http://www.clir.org/pubs/abstract/pub109abst.html>.
The Long-term Preservation of Authentic Electronic Records: Findings of the InterPARES Project, International Research on Permanent Authentic Records in Electronic Systems.
"From January 1999 to December 2001, the InterPARES Project...sought to address a broad range of questions surrounding the authentic preservation of inactive electronic records...The stated goal of the InterPARES Project was to develop the theoretical and methodological knowledge essential to the permanent preservation of electronically generated records and, on the basis of this knowledge, to formulate model strategies, policies, and standards capable of ensuring their preservation. To meet this goal, the research was organized into four domains of inquiry."
Domain 1 - Authenticity: identified conceptual requirements for preserving authentic electronic records, and identified the elements of electronic records that are necessary to maintain their authenticity over time.
Domain 2 - Appraisal: addressed the appraisal of authentic electronic records and whether or not the evaluation of electronic records for permanent preservation should be based on theoretical criteria different from those applied to traditional records.
Domain 3 - Preservation: focused on records preservation and the identification of the procedures and resources necessary for the long-term preservation of authentic electronic records, all the while considering the conceptual requirements for authenticity articulated by the Authenticity Task Force as well as the conclusions of the Appraisal Task Force.
Domain 4 - Strategy: concentrated on the articulation of a framework for developing policies, strategies, and standards for the long-term preservation of authentic electronic records, while recognizing that effective organizational policies, strategies, and standards arise from cultural, juridical, and organizational environments with their own needs.
The findings of the InterPARES Project are now available online at <http://www.interpares.org/book/index.htm>.
"The policy notes the range of digital resources for which the Library takes preservation responsibility and outlines the challenges in keeping these resources accessible, including the pressure of technological change, the volume and diversity of digital resources and the cost and administrative implications of taking action over very long periods of time in response to recurrent threats. It also provides a blueprint for addressing these challenges with regard to its own collections, from which present and future activities in the Digital Preservation section are derived."The NLA Policies, Strategies & Guidelines pages of PADI (Preserving Access to Digital Information) at <http://www.nla.gov.au/padi/format/policy.html> may also be of use.
For further information, please see <http://www.nla.gov.au/policy/digpres.html>.
EDNER: Formative Evaluation of the DNER, funded by the Joint Information Systems Committee
"EDNER - the formative evaluation of the UK higher education sector's Distributed National Electronic Resource (DNER) - is a three year project being undertaken by the Centre for Research in Library & Information Management (CERLIM) at the Manchester Metropolitan University and the Centre for Studies in Advanced Learning Technology (CSALT) at Lancaster University."
"With the restructuring of the JISC, EDNER is now focussed on the development of the JISC Information Environment as well as the formative evaluation of the 5/99 Development Programme and its constituent projects. Although EDNER does not evaluate individual projects, it seeks to work closely with all those involved in the Programme and to share lessons emerging from this important development as widely as possible."
"EDNER Key Issues papers are intended to distil formative evaluation questions on topics which are central to the development of the UK's higher and further education Information Environment. They are presented as short check-lists of key questions and are addressed to developers and practitioners. Feedback to the EDNER team is welcomed. These reports are available as Rich Text Format Files (.rtf)."
For further information, please see <http://www.cerlim.ac.uk/edner/ip/issue-papers.html>.
Latest Channels Framework Document, Meeting the needs of citizens - Andrew Pinder, Office of the e-Envoy (OeE).
"This document addresses issues around the delivery of content to users via devices or channels other than the 'traditional' PC-based web browser. Other channels include mobile phones, PDA's, digital television, and the like."
For further information, please see <http://www.e-envoy.gov.uk/oee/oee.nsf/sections/mediacentre-pressreleases-2002/$file/30sep02.htm>.
Point to Point
"The EuroStudies section of the Social Science Information Gateway (SOSIG) is now live, following a collaborative project between Information Services at the University of Birmingham and the SOSIG at the University of Bristol. The Gateway will provide high quality, peer reviewed learning and teaching resources on European Studies and ensures that researchers are kept up-to-date with current issues and developments as they happen. Materials in a range of European languages are included to benefit research students in the UK and across Europe."
For further information, please see <http://www.sosig.ac.uk/eurostudies/>.
"Over the past several years I have compiled a number of Web resources dealing with the topic of online or virtual or digital reference services, i.e., the provision of reference services, involving collaboration between library user and librarian, in a computer-based medium. These services can utilize various media, including e-mail, Web forms, chat, video, Web customer call center software, Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), etc...This page pulls together those resources that I think are the most useful."
Currently, the references includes links divided into two main categories:
For further information, please see <http://www.lis.uiuc.edu/~b-sloan/bernie.htm>.
"This text outlines the process I used to learn a bit about XML, Extensible Markup Language. It is presented here in an effort to share my experiences as well as provide me with the means to articulate what I learned."
"In a nutshell, XML is an operating system-independent, standards-based method for marking up text and data for the purposes of sharing information between computers and ultimately people. XML and its associated technologies provide a means for libraries to collect, organize, archive, and disseminate information in a manner more in tune with the current digitally networked environment...The canonical site for information about XML is: http://www.w3.org/XML/."
For further information, please see <http://dewey.library.nd.edu/xml/fun.html>.
Calls for Participation
Educause in Australasia, 6 - 9 May 2003, Adelaide, Australia. Call for Papers and Workshops. The deadline for submission is 1 November 2002.
"The EDUCAUSE IN AUSTRALASIA program committee is now seeking full papers, poster papers and workshops. Full papers will typically be supported by a 25-minute oral presentation at the conference (20 minutes of presentation + 5 minutes discussion and questions), although 40 minute presentation periods will be available upon request. Poster papers will be presented at a two-hour cocktail function."
"Sessions at EDUCAUSE IN AUSTRALASIA will be organised around three broad areas of Challenge:
"In line with these, paper topics may include the following:
For additional information, please see <http://www.adelaide.edu.au/educause2003/index.html>.
Hypertext '03, 14th International Conference on Hypertext and Hypermedia, 26 - 30 August 2003, Nottingham, United Kingdom. Preliminary Call for Papers and Other Contributions. The deadline for submissions will be in February 2003.
"The Fourteenth International ACM Conference on Hypertext and Hypermedia will explore the many dimensions of linking information for human communication, whether in literary texts, semantic knowledge bases, multimedia presentations, web sites, documents, films or multimedia databases. These are just a selection of the stored forms of information being investigated by researchers from diverse disciplines around the world. From the World Wide Web to online documentation aboard aircraft carriers and from distance-learning degree programs to interactive entertainment, hypertext and hypermedia have been transforming our world. The ACM Hypertext Conferences...have brought scholars, researchers, authors, critics and poets together with practitioners from a diverse array of disciplines-including computing, literature, law, art, medicine, business, journalism, philosophy, psychology and engineering to consider the form, role, and impact of hypertext and hypermedia."
"Hypertext 2003 will continue to provide an environment where attendees can exchange and discuss ideas on hypermedia, as well as its design and use in a variety of domains, while also considering the transformative power of hypermedia and its ability to potentially alter the way we read, write, argue, work, exchange information, or entertain ourselves. Hypertext 2003 welcomes discussions from designers and users of hypermedia applications and works in academia, business, entertainment, and industry. Here attendees can discuss all aspects of hypermedia, ranging from navigational aids, time, and infrastructures to digital libraries, interactive literature, virtual and augmented reality environments, gaming, human-computer interaction, software engineering, computer-supported collaborative work, and, of course, the World Wide Web."
Original contributions on the following topics are encouraged as submissions to the conference:
For more information, please see <http://www.ht03.org/>.
"Drawing over 26,000 librarians, educators, writers, publishers and special guests, the conference includes more than 2,000 meetings, discussion groups and programs on topics affecting libraries." The ALA 2003 Annual Conference will be held in conjunction with the Canadian Library Association.
"Poster sessions were introduced to the American Library Association at its 1982 Annual Conference in Philadelphia. They are an effective forum for the exchange of information and a means to communicate ideas, research, and programs."
"Poster sessions may present any of the following:
"Poster Session 2003 dates are June 21, 22, and 23. Poster session participants place materials such as pictures, data, graphs, diagrams and narrative text on 4' x 8' boards. During their assigned time periods, participants informally discuss their presentations with conference attendees."
For more information, please see <http://www.cla.ca/conference/cla_ala2003/poster_sessions.htm>.
EBL 2003 (Evidence Based Librarianship), Improving Practice Through Research: Current Perspectives, Future Prospects, 4-6 June 2003, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Call for Papers and Posters. The deadline for submission is 13 December 2002.
Papers: "Papers may describe practitioner-based research, the implementation of research in practice, evaluation as a way of informing future activities or programmes or the application of evidence based practice models and tools to librarianship and should relate to the overall theme of the conference...Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:
Posters: "Poster sessions comprise visual presentations of information about research or other projects. They offer a less formal alternative to contributed papers and plenary sessions, and an opportunity to interact directly with those responsible for the presentations...Posters are invited along the same themes as those of the contributed papers, although submissions along other themes are also welcome."
"Poster presenters will be allotted an 8' by 4' poster board, a table, and electricity. You must bring your own laptop computer if your poster presentation is to be electronic---with a standalone version of the presentation. Those displaying electronic posters may wish to use the poster board to draw notice to the topic being presented. You will be required to staff your print or electronic poster during a portion of the conference (June 5); posters will be open to viewing by conference delegates on both days of the conference (June 5 and 6)."
For more information, please see <http://www.ualberta.ca/~pryan/EBL2003.html>.
MW2003, Museums and the Web, 19 - 22 March 2003, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA. Call for Demonstrations. The deadline for submission is 15 December 2002.
"Since the appearance of the first museum Web sites, hundreds of museums have established a presence on the World Wide Web. Museums have much to learn from each other, and from developers using the Web for other applications. To facilitate this exchange of information, Archives & Museum Informatics organises an international conference devoted exclusively to Museums and the Web."
"Join us at the seventh annual Museums and the Web conference - [an] international venue to review the state of the Web in arts, culture, and heritage. The MW2003 program will [address] Web-related issues for museums, archives, libraries and other cultural institutions. If you are working with the Web in these areas plan to join us."
"Museums and the Web 2003 will feature a Demonstration Hall for Museum Professionals to show work done in a non-profit environment. In this session, museum staff will be able to show their colleagues their latest Web sites and explain the workings behind them."
For more information, please see <http://www.archimuse.com/conferences/mw.html>.
"The IFLA 2001 National Organizing Committee will support the participation of 15 librarians from the Americas (South America, Central America, North America, and the Caribbean) to the IFLA 2003 Conference in Berlin. The fellowship will cover air travel, shared accommodation, a per diem food allowance, and conference registration fees."
For more information, please see <https://cs.ala.org/ifla/>.
ACM SIGIR 2003, 28 July to 1 August 2003, Toronto, Canada. Call for Papers. The deadlines for submissions are:
"SIGIR is [an] international forum for the presentation of new research results and the demonstration of new systems and techniques in the broad field of information retrieval...The SIGIR 2003 Conference and Program Chairs invite all those working in areas related to IR to submit original research contributions, posters, and proposals for tutorials, workshops, and demonstrations of systems...Research papers are not to exceed 5000 words, and must contain original, previously unpublished work, not under review by other conferences or journals. Posters and demonstrations offer researchers an opportunity to present late-breaking results, significant work in progress, or original research that is best communicated in an interactive or graphical format."
"Topic Areas of Interest include but are not limited to the following:
For more information, please see <http://www.sigir2003.org/>.
ECDL 2003, 7th European Digital Libraries Conference, 17 - 22 August 2003, Trondheim, Norway. Call for Papers. The deadline for submission is 10 March 2003.
"Digital Library related research, development and services have attracted increased interest and effort during the last ten years. An increasing number of scientific disciplines have contributed and many scientific communities have joined the field. Core disciplines and application communities increasingly engage in discussions and co-operation. ECDL brings these groups together during the conference, and stimulates open debate and exchange of experiences, ideas, approaches and results."
"ECDL has become [a] major European forum focusing on digital libraries and associated technical, practical, and social issues. We welcome contributions and participation from scholars, researchers, developers and practitioners from a wide range of disciplines as well as educators, policy makers and users."
"The conference will include presentations and discussions about core technical issues as well as applications in fields such as Education; Libraries; Museums; Archives; Government; Health Care and Medicine; Digital Earth/Geospatial; Law; Art and Music; Humanities; Culture; Social Sciences; News and Current Affairs; Information Industry; Environmental Monitoring; Natural Sciences; E-commerce."
"Contribution topics include but are not limited to:
For more information, please see <http://www.ecdl2003.org/>.
ACM MultiMedia 2002, 1 - 6 December 2002, Juan Les Pins, France.
"The Technical Program will consist of selected papers representing the latest advances in three main tracks:
The conference will also include events such as: Short Papers/Posters, Technical Demonstrations, Doctoral Symposium, the Video Program (videos illustrating paper submission or complete tools, systems, and applications), and Workshops.
For further information, please see <http://mm02.eurecom.fr/>.
Online Information 2002, 3 - 5 December 2002, London, United Kingdom.
"The Online Information 2002 conference is [an] international meeting place for information professionals, librarians, knowledge managers and publishers."
"Today's manager of information faces three core challenges, to:
"The Online Information conference will address the issues shaping these challenges, helping delegates to:
For further information, please see <http://www.online-information.co.uk/online/>.
2nd Workshop on Open Access to Hidden Resources, The Open Archives Forum, 5 - 7 December 2002, Lisbon, Portugal.
"The Workshop will evaluate whether, and how, the Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH)(http://www.openarchives.org), which was initially proposed to solve the problems of interoperability among e-print repositories of information, is relevant to the traditional archives and libraries. Requirements, standards, best practices, and solutions of the traditional archival and library communities to interoperability problems will be analysed and compared with the features provided by the OAI-PMH. The challenges to be addressed in constructing harvesting and search services for library and archival material will also be highlighted, with the intention of establishing a co-operation in preparing the conditions for a wider availability of the resources that are now hidden in European libraries and archives...The workshop will consists of both presentations given by invited speakers and small groups' breakout sessions where the participants can discuss key issues...The discussions and results of the Workshop will be summarised in a Workshop report that will be published on the OA-Forum website (http://www.oaforum.org/)."
"A tutorial on the implementation of OAI-PMH will be held the day before the workshop for those people that are not familiar with this protocol. One of the workshop speakers will be a representative of the OAI who will provide an update of OAI activities."
"Who should attend?
For additional information, please see <http://www.oaforum.org/workshops/lisb_invitation.php>.
WEDELMUSIC 2002, International Conference on Web Delivery of Music, 9 - 11 December 2002, Darmstadt, Germany.
"WEDELMUSIC-2002 aims to deal with these major topics in music-related fields, in order to address new ways to distribute music to larger audiences. The impact of these developments on cultural heritage will be considered, together with their availability to people with limited access to classical archives or libraries. In particular, proposals and solutions benefiting visually-impaired people [have been] encouraged, to let everybody access this large and hidden cultural heritage. Tools for impaired people will contribute to broadening music playing and enjoyment."
"The conference focuses on both the challenges posed by Internet in its role as a major player for business changes and music distribution, as well as opportunities as a new infrastructure for enabling technology. In addition, this conference seeks to promote discussion and interaction between researchers, practitioners, developers and users of tools, technology transfer experts, and project managers. Of particular interest is the exchange of concepts, prototypes, research ideas, and other results which could both contribute to the academic arena and also benefit business and the industrial community. WEDELMUSIC-2002 will bring together a variety of participants to address not only different technical issues, but also the impact of Internet on the preservation of cultural heritage."
For further information, please see <http://www.wedelmusic.org/wedelmusic2002/>.
ICDM '02, the 2002 IEEE International Conference on Data Mining. The conference date has been changed to 9 - 12 December 2002, Maebashi City, Japan.
"The 2002 IEEE International Conference on Data Mining (IEEE ICDM '02) provides a leading international 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."
Topics related to the design, analysis and implementation of data mining theory, systems and applications have been selected.
For additional information, please see <http://wi-lab.com/icdm02/>.
ICADL 2002, Digital Libraries: People, Knowledge & Technology, 11 - 14 December 2002, Singapore.
"When Vannevar Bush envisioned his hypertext "memex" in 1945, he dreamed of a personal microfiche-based system that would help him tackle the problem of information overload at that time. In recent years, the information on the Web, the overwhelming example of a shared world-wide collection of information, has been converted into many digital libraries by individuals or groups that select, organise, and catalogue large numbers of documents. We are in the process of creating a global infrastructure that will interconnect many computer networks and various forms of information technologies around the world, digital libraries being one of them."
Held in conjunction with WISE 2002 (the 3rd international Conference on Web Information Systems Engineering), "ICADL'02 is the fifth in a series of annual Asian Digital Libraries conferences, and focuses on the use, adoption and adaptation of digital libraries, which include work surrounding digital libraries and related technologies, the management of knowledge in digital libraries, and the associated usability and social issues."
"Previous conferences have included practitioners, researchers, educators and policy makers from a variety of disciplines such as computer science, library and information sciences, archival and museum studies, knowledge management, and many areas in the social sciences and humanities."
A sample of requested presentation topics included: social, institutional, and policy issues; document genres and electronic publishing; collection development and management; intellectual property; web cataloging; metadata and content; digital preservation; digital archives and museums; knowledge management; digital library infrastructure and architecture; human-computer interaction; information retrieval; semantic web; hypertext and multimedia; security and privacy;
For additional information, please see <http://www.cais.ntu.edu.sg:8000/icadl2002/>.
3rd International Conference on Web Information Systems Engineering (WISE 2002), 12 - 14 December 2002, Singapore.
"The ubiquitous Web has become somewhat indispensable for many and for various reasons. Herein lies the challenges for researchers, developers and content-providers to improve the Web to satisfy these needs...The aim of this conference is to provide an international forum for researchers, professionals, and industrial practitioners to share their knowledge in the rapidly growing area of Web technologies."
Submissions addressing both fundamental issues of Web data management and issues related to the development and management of Web-based applications were invited including:
For additional information, please see <http://www.cais.ntu.edu.sg:8000/wise2002/>
2002 International Symposium on Distributed Computing and Applications to Business, Engineering and Science (DCABES 2002), 16 - 20 December 2002, Wuxi, Jiangsu, P.R. China.
"Distributed Computing and Applications plays an important role in many areas, such as electronic commerce, engineering design, science computing, manufacturing etc. It is a key high-technology for competitiveness in industrialized countries as well as for speeding up development in emerging countries. Many research results and new ideas emerge in the world every year."
The "2002 International Symposium on Distributed Computing and Applications to Business, Engineering and Science (DCABES) is an interdisciplinary get-together that combines many fields of distributed computing...We welcome your submission and attendance. We will publish the conference proceedings formally. Now DCABES International Symposium has attracted the attention of the famous international index institution, furthermore the papers of last DCABES conference have been included in ISTP. This time, we will hold the symposium as a higher level of international academic meeting."
Topics include, but have not been limited to:
For further information, please see <http://www.dcabes2002.net/intros.htm>.
ICEIS 2003 - 5th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems, 23 - 26 April 2003, Angers, France. Call for papers. Submission deadline 15 October 2002. For more information, please see <http://www.iceis.org/>.
Fourth All-Russian Scientific Conference RCDL 2002, Digital Libraries: Advanced Methods and Technologies, Digital Collections, 15 - 17 October 2002, Dubna. For more information, please see <http://rcdl2002.jinr.ru/news.htm>.
School for Scanning: Creating, Managing, and Preserving Digital Assets, Northeast Document Conservation Center, 16 - 18 October 2002, The Hague, The Netherlands. For more information, please see <http://www.nedcc.org/hague/hague1.htm>.
Gaining independence with e-prints archives and OAI, 17 - 19 October 2002, Geneva, Switzerland. For more information, please see <http://library.cern.ch/Announcement.htm>.
SEPIA: Safeguarding European Photographic Images for Access, 17 - 23 October 2002, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. For more information, please see <http://www.knaw.nl/ecpa/sepia/index.html>.
Brick and Click Libraries: Changes and Challenges, A Regional Academic Library Symposium, 18 October 2002, Maryville, Missouri, USA. For more information, please see <http://www.nwmissouri.edu/library/pr/symposium/2002.htm>.
Joint Open University - Universitat Oberta de Catalunya Seminar on Personalisation and Digital Libraries, 18 October 2002, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom. For more information, please see <http://library.open.ac.uk/aboutus/myolib/seminar.htm>.
Institutional Repositories: A Workshop on Creating an Infrastructure for Faculty-Library Partnerships, ARL-SPARCj-CNI, 18 October 2002, Washington, D.C., USA. For more information, please see <http://www.arl.org/ir2002.html>.
Personalisation and Digital Libraries Seminar, The Open University, 18 October 2002, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom. For more information, please see <http://library.open.ac.uk/aboutus/myolib/seminar.htm>.
14th International Chemical Information Conference & Exhibition, 20 - 23 October 2002, Nîmes, France. For more information, please see <http://www.infonortics.com/chemical/index.html>.
National Convention on Library and Information Networking (NACLIN 2002): Bridging the Divide, Delnet, 21 - 24 October 2002, Kochi, Kerala, India. For more information, please see <http://www.cusat.ac.in/naclin2002.htm>.
First Nordic Conference on Scholarly Communication, 22 - 24 October 2002, Lund (22 - 23 October) and Copenhagen (24 October), Denmark. For more information, please see <http://www.lub.lu.se/ncsc2002/>.
2002 Federated Symposium Event: DOA'02, ODBASE 2002, CoopIS 2002, On the Move to Meaningful Internet Systems and Ubiquitous Computing, 28 October - 1 November 2002, Irvine, California, USA. For more information, please see <http://www.cs.rmit.edu.au/fedconf/>.
The First Eurasian Conference on Advances in Information and Communication Technology, 29 - 31 October 2002, Tehran, Iran. For more information, please see <http://www.eurasia-ict.org/>.
ACRL 11th National Conference: Learning to Make a Difference, Association of College & Research Libraries, 10 - 13 April 2003, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA. Call for Poster Sessions and Roundtable Proposals. The deadline for submission is 4 November 2002. For more information, please see <http://www.ala.org/acrl/charlotte/program/deadlines.html>.
Internet Librarian 2002: Navigating in Turbulent Waters, 4 - 6 November 2002, Palm Springs, California, USA. For additional information, please see <http://www.infotoday.com/il2002/>.
IST 2002: Partnerships for the Future, 4 - 6 November 2002, Copenhagen, Denmark. For additional information, please see <http://europa.eu.int/information_society/programmes/research/ist_event_2002/index_en.htm>.
CIKM 2002: 11th ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, 4 - 9 November 2002, McLean, Virginia, USA. Companion meetings:
For additional information, please see <http://www.cikm.org/2002/>.
Public Library Web Managers Workshop: Creating e-Citizens: Developing Public Library Websites for 2005, 5 - 6 November 2002, Bath, United Kingdom. For additional information, please see <http://www.ukoln.ac.uk/events/public-workshop-02/>.
ELPUB2002: Technology Interactions, 6th International Conference on Electronic Publishing, ICCC/IFIP (International Council for Computer Communication/International Federation for Information Processing), 6 - 8 November 2002, Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic. For additional information, please see <http://www.tu-chemnitz.de/elpub02/>.
AMIA 2002 Symposium - Biomedical Informatics: One Discipline, 9 - 13 November 2002, San Antonio, Texas, USA. For additional information, please see <http://www.amia.org/meetings/annual/current/call/intro.html>.
Educause 2003 Midwest Regional Conference, 24 - 26 March 2003, Chicago, Illinois. Call for Proposals. The deadline for submission is 11 November 2002. For additional information, please see <http://www.educause.edu/>.
VRD 2002, 4th Annual Virtual Reference Desk Conference 2002, Charting the Course of Reference: Toward a Preferred Future, 11 - 12 November 2002, Chicago, Illinois, USA. For additional information, please see <http://vrd.org/conferences/VRD2002/>.
Introduction to Copyright, ALPSP Training, The Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers, 12 November 2002, London, United Kingdom. For additional information, please see <http://www.alpsp.org/meetdb/searchresdet.cfm?ID=211>.
IADIS: WWW/Internet 2002, International Association for Development of the Information Society (IADIS) International Conference, 13 - 15 November 2002, Lisbon, Portugal. For additional information, please see <http://www.iadis.org/icwi2002/>.
SOFIA2002: Libraries, Civil Society, and Social Development, 14 - 16 November 2002, Sofia, Bulgaria. For additional information, please see <http://slim.emporia.edu/globenet/sofia2002/sofia2002.html>.
ACH/ALLC 2003, Web X: A Decade of the World Wide Web, 29 May - 2 June 2003, Athens, Georgia, USA. Call for Participation. The deadline for submission is 15 November 2002. For more information, please see <http://www.english.uga.edu/webx/>.
Second Conference on the History and Heritage of Scientific and Technical Information Systems, ASIS&T and the Chemical Heritage Foundation, 16 - 17 November 2002, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. For additional information, please see <http://www.chemheritage.org/HistoricalServices/2002HHSTIS2.htm>.
KM Summit, Knowledge Management in the 21st Century: Moving Forward, Sustaining the Momentum, 16 November 2002, at the ASIST 2002 Conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. For additional information, please see <http://www.asis.org/Conferences/AM02/km_summit.html>.
Library and Information Association of New Zealand Aotearoa (LIANZA) 2002 Annual Conference, Winds of Change: libraries in the 21st century, 17 - 20 November 2002, Wellington, New Zealand. For additional information, please see <http://www.confer.co.nz/lianza2002/>.
CCS 2002: 9th ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security, 18 - 22 November 2002, Washington, DC, USA. Workshops held in conjunction with CCS 2002:
For additional information, please see <http://www.acm.org/sigs/sigsac/ccs/>.
ICONIP'02, SEAL'02, FSKD'02, 9th International Conference on Neural Information Processing, 4th Asia-Pacific Conference on Simulated Evolution And Learning, 2002 International Conference on Fuzzy Systems and Knowledge Discovery, 18 - 22 November 2002, Convention City, Singapore.
For additional information, please see <http://www.ntu.edu.sg/home/nef/>.
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