LIBRES: Library and Information Science Research
Electronic Journal ISSN 1058-6768
1996 Volume 6 Issue 1/2; June


MEETING 1)  14-19 JULY 1996



The Cornell Univesity Library Department of Preservation and Conservation

will offer a week-long workshop on the use of digital imaging technology in

libraries and archives, to be held from July 14-19, 1996 in Ithaca, New

York.  Enrollment in this intensive workshop is limited to sixteen

individuals to ensure adequate lab time for participants.  Below is a

description and application form due May 15, 1996.  The registration fee is


This workshop builds on the highly successful 1995-96 series on Digital

Imaging for Preservation and Access, co-sponsored by the Commission on

Preservation and Access, the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, and the

Hewlett-Packard Company.

The workshop is intended for librarians, archivists, records managers,

curators, preservation administrators, and other information professionals

who are responsible for collecting, preserving, and making accessible

documentary materials.  It is designed as an intensive one-week training

program to provide participants with the means to develop a baseline

knowledge about the use of digital image technology, from conversion to

presentation.  The training will focus on the reformatting of paper- or

film-based library and archival materials and the use of digital images in a

networked environment.

Each workshop will combine the practical with the theoretical.  Participants

will be introduced to the vocabulary and concepts of digital image

technology, the components of imaging systems and their attendant costs, and

factors affecting image quality and throughput.  Through lectures, an

extensive training notebook, group exercises, and six hours of directed lab

assignments, participants will develop the means to select collections for

digitization, and benchmark requirements for conversion and access.


Anne R. Kenney and Stephen Chapman, who co-taught the 1995-96 series, will

serve as the principal faculty.  They will be joined by James Reilly, who

will present a session on digital conversion of photographic materials, and

Carl Lagoze, who will present a session on indexing and database management.

Anne R. Kenney is the Associate Director of the Department of Preservation

and Conservation at Cornell.  Beginning in 1990, Kenney has managed

and co-managed many of Cornell's digital imaging projects.  Kenney is the

past president of the Society of American Archivists, and serves on the

Committee on Image Technology of the International Council on Archives.

Stephen Chapman is a Research Specialist in the Interactive Multimedia Group

at Cornell, and serves as project liaison in the NEH "Digital to COM

Project" in the Department of Preservation and Conservation.  He co-authored

with Anne R. Kenney the tutorial, "Digital Resolution Requirements for

Replacing Text-Based Material: Methods for Benchmarking Image Quality,"

published by the

Commission on Preservation and Access in April 1995.

James Reilly, Director, Image Permanence Institute, has been designing,

executing, and directing research into photographic preservation since 1978.

He most recently participated in the RLG Technical Images Test Project,

which investigated how various choices in capture, display, compression, and

output affect image quality for photographic materials.

Carl Lagoze is a senior software engineer in the Department of Computer

Science at Cornell.  He is co-developer of Dienst, a server protocol

developed for the ARPA-sponsored Networked Computer Science Technical Report

Library (NCSTRL)

Project that provides Internet access to distributed multi-format document

collections.  Lagoze's research activities include index and database

development, and user interface design for browsing, searching, and

accessing collections.


Enrollment for each workshop is limited to 16 participants.  Send a letter

with the following information:


Institution and current position:

Postal and e-mail addresses:

Telephone and fax numbers:

Experience with imaging projects:


Digital Imaging Workshop

Department of Preservation and Conservation

Cornell University Library

214 John M. Olin Library

Ithaca, NY  14853-5301

Applications may be sent by e-mail to (Dept. of

reservation and Conservation).


May 15, 1996.  Application due at Cornell.

June 15, 1996.  Full registration fee or purchase order due at Cornell.

An early expression of interest will be the best guarantee of acceptance.

Notifications of acceptance will be made by May 22, 1996.


(607) 255-9440



MEETING 2) 15-19 JULY 1996





              "Knowledge Organization and Change"

             July 15-19, 1996--Washington, DC, USA

            Co-sponsored by the Library of Congress

Conference activities will take place in the James Madison Memorial

Building, Library of Congress, 101 Independence Avenue, SE, except

where otherwise indicated.  The registration/information desk will

be staffed 8:30am-3:30pm, Monday-Wednesday; on Monday it will be

located outside the Digital Library Visitors' Center (ground floor,

Madison Building), and on Tuesday and Wednesday, outside the Mumford

Room (6th floor, Madison Building).  Exhibits will be open 8:30am-

3:30pm, Tuesday-Thursday.

Monday, July 15

Tools of Knowledge Organization:  Discussions and demonstrations

        of online classification systems (Library of Congress and

        Dewey Decimal) and other digital initiatives and products.

        Indicate session preference on registration form. (9:00am-


Dewey 120th Anniversary Address, Fran Miksa, and Reception (5:00-


Conference sessions will be held Tuesday-Thursday, 8:45am-5:00pm,

in the Mumford Room.  Morning and afternoon breaks occur between

sessions 1 and 2 and sessions 4 and 5.  A lunch break separates

sessions 2 and 3.

Tuesday, July 16

Session A1a: Opening

  .  Welcome and Introductory Remarks, Sarah Thomas, Ingetraut


  .  Keynote Address, Roland Hjerppe

Session A1b: Library of Congress Classification

  .  Bringing the Library of Congress Classification into the

        Computer Age: Converting LCC to Machine-readable Form,

        Rebecca S. Guenther

  .  Library of Congress Classification: Classification for a

        Library or Classification of Knowledge?, Jolande Goldberg

Session A2: Management of Change in Knowledge Organization Schemes

  .  Change as a Problem of Classification System Development,

        Eduard R. Sukiasyan

  .  Emerging New Roles for Future Libraries: Knowledge

        Integration, Erol Inelmen

  .  New Wine in Old Bottles: Problems of Maintaining

        Classification Schemes, Ia C. McIlwaine

Session A3: Knowledge Organization in Cross-Cultural and Cross-

        Linguistic Settings

  .  Towards A Unified Medical Language in a Diverse Cultural

        Environment, Marcia Lei Zeng

  .  Concept-based vs. Word-based Measures of Medical Information

        Transfer via English-Chinese and Chinese-English

        Translations of Medical Titles, Shaoyi He

  .  Terminology Organization and Change, Faina Citkina

Session A4: The Role of Relationships in Knowledge Organization

  .  Standardization of Inter-Concept Links and Their Usage, Pat


  .  Development of a Relational Thesaurus, Rebecca Green

  .  Analysis of Explicit Non-Hierarchical Associative

        Relationships Among Medical Subject Headings (MeSH):

        Anatomical Terminology, Carol Bean

Session A5: Knowledge Organization in the Online Environment, I

  .  Online Classification: Implications for Classifying and

        Document [-like Object] Retrieval, Diane Vizine-Goetz

  .  Classification to the Rescue: Handling the Problems of Too

        Many and Too Few Retrievals, Karen M. Drabenstott

  .  Visual Dewey: DDC in a Hypertextual Browser for the Library

        User, Pauline A. Cochrane and Eric Johnson

Software demonstrations (5:00-6:00pm)

Lecture, Douglas Bennett, and Banquet, held at the Supreme Court

        of the United States (7:00-9:00pm)

Wednesday, July 17

Session B1: Knowledge Organization in the Online Environment, II

  .  Hypertext and Indexing Languages: Common Perspectives and

        Challenges, Javier Garcia Marco

  .  A Library-Organized Virtual Science and Technology Reference

        Collection, Gerry McKiernan

  .  Ontology-based Information Capturing from the Internet,

        Michiaki Iwazume, Hideaki Takeda, and Toyoaki Nishida

Session B2a: Impact of Technology on Bibliographic Elements

  .  The Impact of Cultural and Technological Changes on Titles

        Content and Their Use in the Process of Information

        Retrieval, Snunith Shoham and Moshe Yitzhaki

  .  Description in the Electronic Environment, Rebecca Green

Session B2b: Knowledge Organization in the Economic Environment

  .  The World Bank's Information Management Architecture: A Blue

        Print for Building the World Bank's Institutional

        Information Services, Harold C. Steyer, Jr., Ana Flavia

        Fonseca, Diane D. Hopkins, Marc Nodell, Irene L. Travis, and

        William S. Wahl

  .  Business Productivity and Organization of Knowledge: A Look

        at the Emerging Requirements, Philip C. Murray

Session B3: User Focus in Knowledge Organization

  .  Empowering Users for Improved Database Access and Analysis

        through the Application of Knowledge Structure Views,

        Progressive Refinement Techniques and a Design Approach

        Driven by Usability, A. Steven Pollitt, Patrick Braekevelt,

        Geoffrey P. Ellis, Janet E. Finlay, Martin P. Smith, Mark

        Treglown, and Steven J. Wade

  .  User Education Librarians: Teaching for Every Level,

        Michelle M. Foss

  .  Selection of Search terms as a Meeting Place of Different

        Discourses, Mirja Iivonen

Session B4: Thesauri and Metathesauri, I

  .  Preparing Terminological Definitions for Indexing and

        Retrieval Thesauri: A Methodology, Mich

le Hudon

  .  Building a Multilingual Thesaurus Based on UDC, Victoria


  .  Deriving a Thesaurus from a Restructured UDC, Nancy


Session B5: Knowledge Organization and Images

  .  Is a Picture Worth a Thousand Words?  Classification and

        Graphic Symbol Systems, Elin Jacob and Debora Shaw

  .  The University of Michigan Art Image Browser Project, C.

        Olivia Frost

  .  The Applicability of Selected Classification Systems to

        Image Attributes, Corinne Jorgensen

ISKO Business Meeting (5:15-6:00pm)

Thursday, July 18

Session C1: Interplay of Epistemology and Knowledge Organization

  .  Dewey Thinks Therefore He Is: The Epistemic Stance of Melvil

        Dewey as Manifested in the Dewey Decimal Classification Past

        and Present, Hope A. Olson

  .  Ontology and Knowledge Organization, Roberto Poli

  .  L'Apparition du Computer: Epistemology and the Impact of

        Networked Computers on Society, Thomas D. Walker

  .  Critical Notes on the Use of Knowledge in Knowledge

        Management, J.F. Schreinemakers and J.P.J.M. Essers

Session C2: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Knowledge Organization

  .  An Exploratory Study into Requirements for an

        Interdisciplinary Metathesaurus, Lynne C. Howarth

  .  Evolution of a Concept System.  Some Reflections and Study

        Cases, Giliola Negrini and Giovanni Adamo

  .  An Inductive Approach towards Integration of General

        Information Systems for Agriculture.  The Case of CERETHES,

        with Particular Examples, Massimo Ragucci

  .  Controlled Vocabulary and Classification Scheme for

        HIV/AIDS: An Evolving Nosological Record of a Diseased Body

        of Knowledge, Jeffrey T. Huber and Mary L. Gillaspy

Session C3: Natural Language Processing

  .  PROMETHEUS: An Automatic Indexing System, A.R.D. Prasad

  .  Intelligent Support for Construction and Exploration of

        Advanced Technological Information Space from Technical

        Papers in Metallurgy, Toshiyuki Matsuo and Toyoaki Nishida

  .  Evaluation of Terminological Database Building Tools Using

        Linguistic Knowledge, Widad Mustafa-Elhadi and Christophe


Session C4: Thesauri and Metathesauri, II

  .  A Generalized Model for Thesaurus-aided Searching, Ron


  .  Library Catalogs in the Internet: Switching for Future

        Subject Access, Ingetraut Dahlberg

  .  SemWeb: Proposal for an Open, Multifunctional, Multilingual,

        Integrated Knowledge Base of Concepts and Terminology :

        Exploration and Development of the Concept, Dagobert Soergel

Session C5: Dewey Decimal Classification

  .  The Dewey Decimal Classification at 120: Edition 21 and

        Beyond, Joan S. Mitchell

  .  Revising Life Sciences in Dewey Edition 21, Gregory R. New

  .  Dewey for Windows, Julianne Beall

Concluding Remarks, Robert Fugmann (5:00-5:30pm)

Reception, German Embassy (6:30-8:30pm)

Friday, July 1

Post-Conference Excursions:  National Library of Medicine or

        National Agricultural Library (morning); indicate preference

        on registration form.

Conference chair:  Sarah Thomas, Director of Cataloging,

Collections Services, Library of Congress, LM 642 (COLL/O),

Washington, DC 20540, USA; phone: +1 202 707-5333; fax: +1 202

707-6269; email:  Program chair:  Rebecca Green,

College of Library and Information Services, Hornbake Bldg. (So.

Wing), Rm. 4105, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742,

USA; phone: +1 301 405-2050; fax: +1 301 314-9145; email:  Local arrangements chair:  Jolande

Goldberg, Cataloging Policy and Support Office, Library of

Congress, LM 556 (COLL/CPSO), Washington, DC 20540, USA; phone:

+1 202 707-4386; fax: +1 202 707-6629; email:

Program committee (*regional chairs):  *Hanne Albrechtsen, James

D. Anderson, Kenneth Bakewell, Clare Beghtol, *Pauline A.

Cochrane, *Ingetraut Dahlberg, Brigitte Endres-Niggemeyer, Raya

Fidel, Robert Fugmann, Alan Gilchrist, M. A. Gopinath, Roland

Hjerppe, Hemalata Iyer, Krishan Kumar, Tamiko Matsumura, A.

Neelameghan, Giliola Negrini, Bluma C. Peritz, Dagobert Soergel,

and Nancy J. Williamson.

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US $250 (members) or $US 300 (non-members) per participant.  Mail

OR fax your registration form by MAY 2, 1996.  After May 2, 1996,

the registration fee is:  US $300 (members) or US $350 (non-

members).  The fee covers printed conference proceedings and

attendance at all sessions, excursions, breaks, receptions, and



Make all checks payable in US Dollars to:  LIBRARY OF CONGRESS


Agency invoices and credit cards are not accepted.


After May 2, 1996, only 50% of the registration fee is

refundable.  No refunds after July 2, 1996.

Please complete one registration form per participant and mail

with payment to:

                      ISKO REGISTRATION


                LM 642 - LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

                 WASHINGTON, D.C. 20540-4300

                  CONTACT: THEODORE MORGAN

                    Phone: + 202 707 6230

                   Telefax: + 202 707 6269



Conference hotels (in most convenient locations to the conference

site) where participants may register at a special rate, are:

1. Capitol Hill Suites

   200 C Street, SE

   Washington, DC 20003


   Phone:  + 202 543 6000; + 800 424 9165

   Telefax:  + 202 547 2608

   Single/double occupancy:  $114.00/$129.00 per room.

   Reservations must be made by close of business, June 3, 1996.

2.  Holiday Inn

   550 C Street, SW

   Washington, DC 20024


   Phone:  + 202 479 4000; + 800 469 4329

   Telefax:  + 202 479 4353

   Single/double/triple/quadruple occupancy:  $110.00 per room.

   Reservations must be made by close of business, June 16, 1996.

Special rates are offered from Saturday, July 13, 1996 to

Saturday, July 20, 1996.  All rates are subject to a 13% sales

tax and $1.50 per night occupancy tax.  In order to get the

special rate, you must identify yourself as a participant of the

ISKO Conference, sponsored by the Library of Congress.

Participants will be responsible for payment of room, tax, and

incidental charges.

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        (Last                  First               Initial)




City:                               State:

Zip:                                Country:



AMOUNT SUBMITTED:  ISKO Member US$250 ___  Non-Member US$300 ___



(indicate 1st and 2nd choices)

___ 9:00 AM - 10:45 AM

___ 10:45 AM - 12:30 PM

___ 12:30 PM - 2:15 PM

___ 2:15 PM - 4:00 PM


___ National Library of Medicine

___ National Agricultural Library

LIBRARY TOUR, July 15, 1996

___ 10:45 AM

___ 2:15 PM


___ Reception, July 15, 1996

___ Banquet, July 16, 1996

___ Embassy reception, July 18, 1996


___ Check here if you have a disability which may require auxiliary

    aids and services.

Services requested:


MEETING 3)  JULY 15-19 1996 AND JULY 29 - AUGUST 2 1996




            Co-sponsored by The U.S. Department of Education

          and The Library, University of California, Berkeley



A five-day (one-week) Institute to retool librarians with the skills they

need to using existing tools and proven techniques to put library content on

the Internet.



July 15 - 19, 1996 and repeated July 29 - August 2, 1996



The Library, University of California, Berkeley



The Institute is a supported by a grant from the U.S. Department of

Education, Higher Education Act Title II-B grant program. There is no cost

to participants beyond the costs they incur traveling to and staying in

the area during the Institute.



The number of participants will be limited to 18 individuals for each

of the two times the Institute is offered to guarantee dedicated access to

a computer for each participant and sufficient access to lab facilities.

There will be five full days of lecture, demonstration, hands-on exercises

and lab assignments.



Staff from U.S. libraries of all types who are experienced in

Internet use and are prepared to take the next step -- using the Internet

to build information resources for their respective institutions. These

individuals must also be prepared to pass on what they learn to their

colleagues using training techniques and resources taught to them in this




The Internet provides unparalleled access to people, computers, and

information. By using this network, librarians can provide their clientele

with access to a wealth of information that others have made available.

Perhaps more importantly, librarians can use this network to tailor access

to this world of information -- thereby adding value to information

provided by others as well as making local information available. However,

there are very few opportunities to receive training in using practical

techniques to publish information on the Internet. Therefore besides

offering training in developing digital libraries, this Institute also

seeks to give participants training in imparting what they learn to their

colleagues, and thereby creating additional opportunities for library

staff to learn the techniques and technologies that are changing our




Applications are ONLY being accepted using the Web form available at the

Institute Web site:

Applications will be accepted through May 17, 1996.

The Institute on Digital Library Development is co-sponsored by the U.S.

Department of Education and the UC Berkeley Library. The Dept. of

Education awarded a Higher Education Act Title II-B grant of $49,918,

which comprises approximately 87% of the cost of the Institute. The UC

Berkeley Library is supporting the remainder.

Roy Tennant

Institute Manager

The Library

University of California, Berkeley


MEETING 4) 4-16 AUGUST 1996



FROM 4 TO 16 AUGUST 1996

Dear Sir/Madam,

In cooperation with Tilburg University and Elsevier Science, Ticer will

organize a spectacular international summer school on the digital library.

During this two-week course, a prominent selection of international experts

in the field of library, strategy and information technology will show you

how to set up a digital library of the future. But perhaps it is best to

let the program speak for itself.

The Summer School's program is available electronically via the Ticer home

page: Of course, it is also possible to

receive a paper version of the program. You can contact me by telephone

+31-13-466 83 10, telefax +31-13-466 83 83, e-mail or order

the program via our home page.

The new Information Age already had a major impact on the library

environment and will continue to do so. Tilburg University, as you may

already know, has a renowned reputation worldwide as an innovator in the

field of Library automation. Our digital library is one of the most modern

in the world. So, if you want to become our future "competitor", I can

give you one piece of advice. Do not miss out on this Summer School!

I am looking forward to meeting you this summer in Tilburg!

Yours faithfully,

Ms Jola van Luyt

Coordinator Summer School/Manager Ticer B.V.


MEETING 5)  14-16 AUGUST 1996


                            CALL FOR PAPERS

                                ISIC 96

Information Seeking in Context :

an International Conference on

Information Needs, Seeking and Use in Different Contexts.

Tampere, Finland,  August 14 -16, 1996

The aim of the conference is to discuss information needs, seeking

and use in the light of contextual factors. The Conference will also

discuss about the digitalization of information and its effects on

the democratization of information. Papers dealing with the future

trends in information seeking and use, as well as those dealing with

theoretical and methodological aspects of the conference theme

are called for.


Contributors are requested to submit a copy of an extended

abstract of about 600 words to the conference secretary.

The authors' name, organization and the complete mailing

address with phone and fax numbers and e-mail address should be

typed on a separate sheet. The papers will be selected on the basis

of the extended abstracts. Important dates: Deadline for submission

of abstracts: 15.10.1995. Notification of acceptance: 31.12.1995.

Manuscript due: 31.5.1996.


BRENDA DERVIN (Ohio State University, USA) and

TOM  WILSON (University of Sheffield, U.K.)


Prof. Pertti Vakkari (University of Tampere, Finland),

Prof. Brenda Dervin (Ohio State University, USA),

Assoc.Prof. Peter Ingwersen (Royal School of Librarianship, Denmark)

Assoc.Prof. Reijo Savolainen (University of Tampere, Finland)

Prof. Tom Wilson (University of Sheffield, U.K.)

Prof. Gernot Wersig (Freie Universit=8At Berlin, Germany).


ISIC 96 /Department of Information Studies,

University of Tampere, P.O.Box 607,

FIN-33101 Tampere, Finland

Phone: 358-31-215 7039, FAX 358-31-215 6560 e-mail


or the chair of the programme committee: Professor Pertti Vakkari


MEETING 6) 21-22 AUGUST 1996


                       FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT 

                      AND CALL FOR PAPERS 



                    PRE-IFLA 1996 PROGRAMME 




                  A VIRTUAL GATEWAY TO CHINA" 


     Wednesday, August 21st & Thursday, August  

22nd, 1996 

               Hong Kong, City Hall, High Block 


The aim of this pre-IFLA Programme is to share with  

librarians and information professionals from around  

the world the level of library and information  

provision in the Territory, at all levels and in all  

sectors.  The emphasis will be on local networks,  

collections, and databases relating to Hong Kong,  

China, and East Asia.  The President and members of  

the Hong Kong Library Association invite you to  

participate in this enjoyable two-day Programme, in  

which the  importance of meeting fellow professionals  

on an informal basis will be stressed. 


There will be two morning sessions, followed by visits  

to local libraries of different types in the afternoons.   

Presentations will be predominantly by locals about  

local library and information activities and initiatives.   

However, the Programme Coordinator would welcome  

abstracts of proposed presentations specifically about  

new directions and original approaches in the  

management of Asian collections and Asian databases  

from librarians and information professionals from  

the Chinese Mainland, and from other parts of the  



The registration fee will include all refreshments and  

lunches, a special evening banquet, and transport to  

and from the venue on the library visits of your  



               HKLA Members:HK$300 

               Non-Members :HK$600 

               Speakers and guests:Free 


(Space is limited, so early registration is advisable). 


 Regretfully, no accommodation can be arranged by  

the Association.  However, the Hong Kong Tourist  

Association (HKTA) can provide lists of convenient  

hotels.  Arrangements can also be made through the  

HKTA for sight-seeing trips on other days: 








TEL: (852) 2807 6177 

FAX: (852) 177 1128 (Infofax Information Service) 



                    PROVISIONAL PROGRAMME: 


DAY 1:    9.15      Opening Ceremony 


          9.30      Discussion Sessions 


          12.30     Lunch 


          2.00      Participants will be invited to visit  

libraries in 

                    Hong Kong. 


                    Library visit 1: 1 academic+ 1 public  


                    Library visit 2: 1 public+ 1 school library 


                    Library visit 3: 1 medical+ 1 special  


                    Library visit 4: 1 academic+ 1 school  




          5.30      Return to venue 


          7.30      Chinese Banquet 



DAY 2:    9.30      Discussion Sessions 


          12.30     Lunch 


          2.00      Participants will be invited to visit  

more libraries in 

                    Hong Kong.  The second day's itineraries  

are a repeat 

                    of the first, but a different set of 

                    visits may be selected. 


                    Library visit 5: 1 academic+ 1 public  


                    Library visit 6: 1 public+ 1 school library 


                    Library visit 7: 1 medical+ 1 special  


                    Library visit 8: 1 academic+ 1 school  






MEETING 7) 25-31 AUGUST 1996



                    PRE-IFLA 1996 PROGRAMME 


                       REGISTRATION FORM 


                (* Please indicate your choices) 


I wish to attend the Hong Kong Library Association  

Pre-IFLA 1996 Programme as a LOCAL/OVERSEAS(*)  








Phone:                     Fax:                     E-mail: 


I enclose a registration fee of HK$300 / HK$600 (*),  

made payable to the "Hong Kong Library Association". 

          (Overseas participants - money order in Hong  

Kong currency, please). 

          (Local participants - cheque, please) 




(*)  YES I am interested in taking part in the following  



          DAY 1 (Choose 1 *):Library visit 1 

                         Library visit 2 

                         Library visit 3 

                         Library visit 4 


          DAY 2 (Choose 1 *):Library visit 5 

                         Library visit 6 

                         Library visit 7 

                         Library visit 8 


     (We will try to meet your requests wherever  

possible.  Given the traffic in Hong Kong, not more  

than two meaningful visits can be made in a single  

afternoon.  The buses will return to the venue by 5.30  

- 6.00pm). 



(*)  YES I wish to give a presentation, and enclose a  

300-word abstract. 


          Deadline for abstract:        January 31st, 1996 

          Decision of Committee relayed to  

proposers:February 28th, 1996 

          Deadline for final paper + WordPerfect  

disk:June 30th, 1996 


(*)  YES I require the following equipment for my  




All correspondence should be addressed to: 


Grace Cheng, 

The HKLA Pre-IFLA 1996 Programme Coordinator, 

c/o Hospital Authority Head Office Library 

2206, World Trade Centre, 

280 Gloucester Road, 

Hong Kong. 


Fax: (852) 2882 4378   E-mail: 



MEETING 8) 25-31 AUGUST 1996





 25-31 AUGUST 1996 





The China Organizing Committee of the 62nd Beijing  IFLA  

Conference  1996 takes pleasure in cordially inviting you  

to  participate in the  62nd IFLA Conference which is to  

take place in the  Beijing  International Convention Center  

from August 25-31,  1996. In order  to make the  

conference a complete success, the  preparations for it  are  

evolving in an integrated way. Beijing is eagerly  awaiting  

the  '96 IFLA Conference. We will do everything possible   

to offer you a  pleasant conference environment, many  

social and  cultural  activities, library visits and  

sightseeing as well as  many  opportunities to enjoy the  

beauty of the country. 


The librarians of China are looking forward to  meeting  

you in  Beijing. 


2. IFLA 


 he International Federation of Library Associations  and   

Institutions (IFLA), established in 1927, is an   

independent  international non-governmental association  

and has  consultative  status "A" with UNESCO. The aim of  

IFLA is to  promote international  understanding,  

cooperation, discussion and research  services and to   

provide a body through which librarianship can be   

represented in  matters of international interest. IFLA now  

has 1,340  members  (including library associations,  

institutions and  individuals) from  137 Countries. There  

are 32 sections, 14 round tables  and 5 core  programs  

categorized in 8 professional divisions. 


IFLA holds its annual general conference in different   

member  countries. IFLA headquarters is in The Hague,  

The  Netherlands. The  address: 

                     IFLA Headquarters 

                     P.O.B. 95312 

                     2509 CH, The Hague 

                     The Netherlands 

                     Tel. (31)(70)3140884 

                     Fax. (31)(70)3834827 

                     e-mail: IFLA.HQ@IFLA.NL 



3. CHINA and IFLA 


China is one of the 15 founders by its participating in  the   

International Congress of Libraries held in Edinburg  (U.K.)  

in  1927. Due to reasons well-known China was not in  the  

IFLA family  for a long time. In 1981 the China Society for  

Library  Science  returned to IFLA as an association  

member after  signing the  agreement between the  

representatives of the China  Society for  Library Science  

and IFLA. In '93 Barcelona IFLA  Conference Ms. Sun   

Beixin, Deputy Director of the National Library of  China,  

the  Council member of China Society for Library Science   

was elected a  member of IFLA Executive Board. With the  

approval  of the Chinese  government the China Society for  

Library Science  submitted the  invitation to IFLA  

Executive Board to hold the 62nd  IFLA general   

conference in Beijing in 1996, which was approved  by the  

Executive  Board in 1991. The confirmation of the  

conference by  the IFLA  Executive Board will further  

improve the  international cultural  exchange, cooperation,  

and development between  Chinese libraries  and the  

world library community. 


4. China Society for Library Science 


The China Society for Library Science (CSLS), founded  on  

July 9,  1979, is a learned organization representing the   

Chinese  librarianship in all related matters of interest  

both at  home and  abroad. It now has 10,150 members  

(including  institutions and  individuals). The supreme  

organ of the society is the  national  congress of members.  

The council acts as a steering  body to guide  the society.  

The aim of the society is to promote the  development  of  

library and information services. 








As we move towards the end of the century libraries  are  

being  presented with fresh demands and challenges. At  

the  same time  society is re-examining the value of  

information as a  component of  the engine of economic  

development. The social  functions performed  by libraries  

are evolving towards new and expanded  roles: greater   

recognition is being given to the educational role of   

libraries in  assisting the development of the intellectual  

capital  of every  country; information is valued as an  

economic  resource and new  technologies have made it  

instantly and globally  available.  Librarians can use their  

information management  skills to play a  leading role in  

this new information environment.  China has  therefore  

chosen the Challenge of Change: Libraries  and Economic   

Development as the theme for the 62nd IFLA  Conference  

in Beijing  1996 to reflect different facets of information as  

one  of the key  elements in contemporary economic and  

social life.  Despite the fact that the level of Library   

development may differ  from region to region and from  

country to country,  there are still  many common  

concerns which professionals and  institutions in the   

library and information communities share.  Nowadays,  

libraries in  different countries must face and accept the   

challenges offered by  new information technologies. At  

the same time these  changes and  favourable  

circumstances have also opened new  possibilities and   

opportunities for library services. The 62nd IFLA   

Conference will  provide a valuable opportunity to  

exchange ideas and  share  experiences with professionals  

from different parts  of the world. 



1. Libraries as gateways to information 

2. Continuing education of librarians in a changing  


3. Resource sharing: local, national and international  


4. Identifying user needs 

5. Taking information to the users 

6. Networking and document delivery 

7. The library as a key to exploiting economic  


8. Funding of library and information services:  

dilemmas and solutions 

9. The role and image of libraries in developing  



6. Satellite Meetings 



Proposals from different Sections and Round Tables  are  

now being at  IFLA Headquarters and the details will be  

given in  IFLA Express No.  1 to be mailed in January  



7. Provisional Summary Programme 



                      Morning              Afternoon          


August 23 (Fri.)   Professional Board 


August 24 (Sat.)   Executive Board                   IFLA  


                    Program Management                dinner  

(by in- 

                    Committee                         vitation) 


August 25 (Sun.)   Coordinating Com.   Open Forum         


                    Standing Com.       Opening of         



August 26 (Mon.)   Contributed Paper   Opening  

Ceremony  Reception 

                    Session             General Session   by the 

                    Poster Session                        Organizing 

                    divisional open                       Committee 



August 27 (Tue.)   Sections and Round  Sections and      


                    Tables meetings     Round Tables      


                                        Meetings         ment by 


                                                         of Culture 


August 28 (Wed.)   Section and Round   Sections and     


                    Tables meetings     Round Tables    by  

the local 

                                        Meetings          government 


August 29 (Thir.)  Standing Committees Library          


                    Coordinate          visits          at the 

                    Committees                          libraries 



August 30 (Fri.)   Professional        Closing 

                    Board               Session 

                    Coordinate Committee 

                    Standing Committee 


August 31 (Sat.)   excursions 







     Luo Gan, State Councilor; Secretary-General, State  




     Liu Zhongde, Minister of Culture 



     Liu Deyou, Vice-Minister of Culture; President, China  

Society for Library Science 



     Wei Yu, Vice-Chairman, State Education CommissionHui  

Yongzheng, Vice-Chairman, State Science and Technology  


     Liu Shu, Executive Secretary-General, China Association  

for Science and Technology 

     He Luli, Vice Mayor, People's Government of Beijing  


     Ren Jiyu, Director, National Library of China 



     Du Ke, Director, Library Bureau of Ministry of  

Culture; Vice-President, China Society for Library  




     Tan Bin, Deputy-Director, National Library of China 




     Tang Shaoming, Executive Vice-President, China Society  

for Library Science 



     Li Zhuqi, Director, Secretariat (No.4), General Office of  

State Science and Technology Commission; Director, 

Institute of Science and Technology Information of China 

     Shi Jian, Director, Documentation and Information  

Center of the Chinese Academy of Sciences; Vice-President,  

China Society for Library Science  

     Wang Fu, Assistant Director, Bureau of Technology and  

Equipment, State Education Commission; Deputy-Director,  

National Library and Information Committee for  

University and College 

     Chen Qilin, Deputy-Director, General Office of  

Ministry of Culture 

     Sun Weixue, Deputy-Director, Bureau of External  

Relations, Ministry of Culture 

     Hou Enyu, Deputy-Director, Department of  

Planning and Finance, Ministry of Culture 

     Sun Beixin, Deputy Director, National Library of  

China; Member, IFLA Executive Board 



     Jiang Bingxin 


Persons in charge 

1. Volunteers                        JIANG  


2. International Liaison & Promotion JIANG Weiming 

3. Conference Arrangement            KE Yasha 

4. Domestic Liaison & Promotion      LIU Xiaoqin 

5. Paper Handling                    LIU Xiangsheng 

6. Office of the Secretariat         Li Yidi 

7. Registration                      QIU Dongjiang 

8. Finance                           WANG Fusheng 

9. Exhibition and Advertisement      WANG Hanping 

10. Social Activities 

11. Security                         SUN Jihai 


The Secretariat 

China Organizing Committee of 

'96 IFLA General Conference 

c/o National Library of China 

39 Baishiqiao Road 

Beijing 100081 

Tel. (86)(10)8416347; 8419260 

Fax. (86)(10)8419271 



9. Conference Information 


1. Availability of Papers 

During the conference more than 100 papers and  reports  

will be  presented. Copies of these will be available at the   

conference  between 9:00-16:30 upon presentation of the   

registration voucher.  Papers received by IFLA  

Headquarters before the  deadline will be  available in the  

original languages in pre-printed  booklets.  Written  

translations will be provided upon request in  exchange  

for vouchers. 


2. Simultaneous interpretation 

During the conference a simultaneous interpretation   

service will be  provided for opening and closing  

ceremonies and at  two meeting  rooms in 5 IFLA working  

languages as well as  Chinese language to  facilitate the  

Chinese participants. 


3. Conference Venue 

The conference will take place in the Beijing  International   

Convention Center. The center consists of a 2,500- seat  

Grand Hall,  and other medium and small meeting rooms   

equipped with related  facilities and services. 


4. Exhibition 

During the conference an exhibition will be arranged  in  

the  Convention Center. The total exhibition area of 4,500   

square meters  will allow enough space for about 200  

stands for  exhibitors to  display their products and  

services. All related  manufacturers,  companies and book  

dealers are warmly invited to  join us. 


5. IFLA Express 

 In the conference year two issues of IFLA Express  will be  

published  and distributed, one is scheduled for January  

and the  second for  May/June, providing additional and  

updated  information and  arrangement about the  

conference. When the  conference is in  progress IFLA  

Express will be issued daily and  distributed free of   

charge to the participants. The information carried in  the   

Expresses issued on site will also include changes to  the  

program  and other related activities undertaken by IFLA   

bodies, updates to 


MEETING 9) 25-31 AUGUST  1996 


                          WORKSHOP ANNOUNCEMENT



    International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions.

                62nd IFLA Council and General Conference

                  (Beijing, China - August 25-31, 1996)

                    A Workshop jointly organized by:

     Universal Dataflow and Telecommunications (UDT) Core Programme.

                  Section on Information Technology.


Thursday, August 29, 1996

9:00 - 10:15

    Steve Cisler, Apple Computer (to be confirmed)

    "The Internet, WWW and Libraries."

10:30 - 11:45

    Terry Kuny, Global Village Research, IFLANET Administration

    "Strategies for Effective Email Communications."

1:00 - 2:15

    Gary Cleveland, National Library of Canada

    "Web Design Principles for Libraries."

2:30 - 3:45

    Terry Kuny, Global Village Research, IFLANET Administration

    "Providing Information Through IFLANET: Guidelines and Procedures."


During the 62nd IFLA General Conference, 25-31 August 1996,

all workshops are scheduled for Thursday, 29 August.

Participants will be limited, with most workshops limited

to a maximum of 50 per workshop on a first come, first served basis.

Registration for the workshop is compulsory, and participants will be

allowed to register for one workshop only.

Information and registration requests can be directed to:

    International Programme for UDT

    c/o National Library of Canada

    395 Wellington Street

    Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

    K1A 0N4

    Facsimile: (819) 994-6835


Conference information is available on IFLANET at:


For further details of the conference programme please contact:

   The Secretariat

   China Organizing Committee of '96 IFLA General Conference

   c/o National Library of China

   39 Baishiqiao Road

   Beijing 100081

   Tel. (86)(10)8416347; 8419260

   Fax. (86)(10)8419271



MEETING 10) 25-31 AUGUST 1996 



    International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions.

                  Section on Information Technology.

               62nd IFLA Council and General Conference

                (Beijing, China - August 25-31, 1996)

Invited Speakers:

"La BNF, une couvelle Bibliotheque, un nouveau Syseme d Information."

         Serge Salomon

         Directeur-adjoint de l Information et des Nouvelles

         Technologies e la Bibliotheque nationale du France.

"A Pilot Electronic Library Project."

          Mr. Kenji Uetsuki

         Assistant Chief of the Planning Division

         The National Diet Library, Japan

"Myths and Challenges for Digital Library Development."

         Mr. Terry Kuny

         Global Village Research

         IFLANET Administration

IFLA conference information is available on IFLANET at:


For further details of the conference programme please contact:

   The Secretariat

   China Organizing Committee of '96 IFLA General Conference

   c/o National Library of China

   39 Baishiqiao Road

   Beijing 100081

   Tel. (86)(10)8416347; 8419260

   Fax. (86)(10)8419271





                      LAST CALL FOR PAPERS

          International Symposium on Academic Libraries

                       in the 21st Century

                       September 1-4, 1996

              Shanghai, People's Republic of China

                          Organized by

              Shanghai Jiao Tong University Library

                         Shanghai, PROC

                  Brandeis University Library

                 Waltham, Massachusetts, U.S.A.

                  Florida Gulf Coast University

                   Fort Myers, Florida, U.S.A.


             Chinese-American Librarians Association

      - An Affiliate of the American Library Association -

     The Shanghai Jiao Tong University Library is one of the

largest academic Libraries in China.  This Symposium celebrates

the 100th anniversary of the founding of the University, and the

10th anniversary of the opening of the Pao Sui-Loong Library.  To

facilitate international participation, the dates of the

Symposium are chosen to immediately follow the 62nd IFLA

Conference in Beijing, China.

     For more than a decade, the staff of the Brandeis University

Library have assisted the Jiao Tong Library in various aspects of

library management and automation.  We are happy to serve as co-

sponsor of this Symposium to celebrate our sister library's

anniversary.  We invite you to share your expertise and knowledge

with an international audience.


     Academic libraries in the 21st century will have to deal

with a growing array of electronic resources which may be

accessible through local, regional, national and/or international

telecommunications networks.  At the same time, it is anticipated

that for the foreseeable future there is still the need to

maintain traditional library collections.  Given the increasing

complexity of the information environment we live in, academic

librarians must anticipate changing needs of the clients they

serve, and design quality services appropriate for the 21st

century.  Broadly, the Symposium will concentrate on the

following four themes:

1.  Services to Academic Community

Papers addressing this theme may include discussions of the

following and other topics --

* Information literacy and library instruction

* Navigating through the electronic maze

* Collection Development, resource sharing and interlibrary


* Document Delivery and other commercial services

2.  Information technologies

Papers addressing this theme may include discussions of the

following and other topics --

* Application of new technologies in academic libraries

* Networked resources, multimedia and other electronic resources

* International networking

* Electronic publishing and partnership among scholars,

  publishers and libraries

3.  Professional development

Papers addressing this theme may include discussions of the

following and other topics --

* Education for academic librarianship, continuing education and

  professional development

* Academic library organizational structure, management and


* Leadership Roles

4.  Library space and facilities

Papers addressing this theme may include discussions of the

following and other topics --

* Designing academic libraries for the 21st century

* The virtual library

* Distance learning

Contributed papers are encouraged to focus on one theme.  The

papers should not have been previously published, since they will

be published in the Symposium PROCEEDINGS.


A CD product demonstration related to the Symposium themes will

be organized separately during the Symposium.  To participate,

please fill out the same application form for contributed papers,

with an abstract of 100-300 words.


Sept. 1, 1995          Receipt of completed application form and

                       abstracts for contributed papers and

                       CD-ROM demonstrations

Sept. 15, 1995         Notification to presenters of selected

                       papers and CD-ROM demonstrators

March 1, 1996          Receipt of camera-ready and electronic

                       copy of contributed papers


English will be the official language of the presentations and



                                         Before 3/1/96    After 3/1/96

Participants                              US$300.00        US$350.00

Participants presenting papers            US$200.00        US$250.00

Accompanying persons                      US$200.00        US$250.00

The registration fee covers reception, official banquets, other

social activities, and a copy of the PROCEEDINGS.


International Symposium on Academic libraries in the 21st Century

                         Shanghai, PROC

Submission deadline: September 1, 1995.








Work phone___________________Fax_______________E-mail__________

(Use a separate application form for additional presenters)

Title of





(Please attach a 300-word abstract describing the focus of your


CD-ROM Demonstration    _____ Yes           _____ No

Program track: (select one)

___________Service to academic community

___________Information technologies

___________Professional development

___________Library space and architecture

Equipment needed for your presentation (please specify):



Video playback







Send the completed form and abstract by September 1, 1995 to:

Bessie K. Hahn

University Librarian

Brandeis University Library

Waltham, MA 02254-9110 USA


Fax: (617) 736-4719


MEETING 12) 8-10 SEPTEMBER 1996 


               Information Infrastructure Project

                       Harvard University

         Commercial Internet Exchange Association (CIX)

                        Internet Society


           Workshop Announcement and Call for Papers

This is a first announcement and call for papers and proposals

for a workshop to be held at the John F. Kennedy School of

Government, Cambridge, MA, USA, on September 8-10, 1996.

The workshop will address issues in the international

coordination and management of Internet operations.  We are

seeking papers which address the economic, organizational,

legal and technical issues in migrating to internationally

sanctioned, industry-supported processes and institutions.

What should a fully internationalized Internet look like, and

how do we get there from here?

Topics to be explored in the workshop and resulting publication


      - policy and management issues concerning:

         network addresses

         domain names

         routing policy


         interconnect points

         intercontinental connectivity

         quality of service standards

      - legal and institutional structures for supporting core

       Internet functions;

      - institutions and policies needed to ensure the future

       scalability and extensibility of the Internet;

      - technical and implementation issues presented by

       heterogeneous national information policies;

      - the need for data in support of Internet planning,

       including issues of how data should be collected and


      - coordination needed for the deployment of new


      - international crisis management for the Internet.

Although the Internet is already substantially privatized,

certain essential functions -- notably the domain name

registry, network number assignment, and the routing arbiter --

are still funded by the U.S. Government.  Unlike the local

telephone exchange, these integrative services are managed by

third parties, contributing to an open competitive environment

which has helped enable rapid growth of the Internet.  Rapid

growth, commercialization, and internationalization are putting

stress on current institutions and procedures -- which are

neither self-sustaining nor officially recognized at the

international level.  The National Science Foundation plans to

phase out support for core administrative services and for

international connections, just as it has withdrawn support for

production-level backbone services.  Conflicts over tradenames

and number assignments suggest that international legitimacy is

needed for domain name and network number management.

Beyond support for essential functions, there are many

practical and policy issues where some greater degree of

coordination or institutional leadership may be desirable.  For

example, how can the implementation of new technology and

protocols be expedited? What common definitions and guidelines

should exist to describe network performance?  Should the

functions performed by current Internet institutions (such as

the Internic, RIPE, APNIC, and the IANA) be brought into a more

robust international infrastructure, and if so, how?  To what extent

are multilateral peering arrangements and settlements needed to

encourage continued growth and competition in the Internet

access industry?

The conference will engage scholars, practitioners and policy

makers in examining and discussing these issue.  It will bring

together stake-holders, academics and individual leaders within

and beyond the Internet community to help define the future

institutional infrastructure of the Internet.

Workshop papers will be revised and edited following the

workshop for publication by MIT Press as part of the Harvard

Information Infrastructure Project series.  Potential

participants are encouraged to submit papers that can be

developed and revised for publication (copyright assignment is

not required).  Please send an abstract by June 15, 1996, for

review by the program committee.

Please direct papers, proposals, and requests for future

mailings to:

James Keller

Information Infrastructure Project

Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

79 JFK Street

Cambridge, MA  02138

617-496-4042; Fax: 617-495-5776

The Harvard Information Infrastructure Project is a project

in the Science, Technology and Public Policy Program at the

John F. Kennedy  School of Government, with associated

activities at the Kennedy School's Center for Business and

Government and the Institute for Information Technology Law

and Policy at Harvard Law School.  This event and publication

are funded in part by a grant from the National Science

Foundation, Division of Networking and Communications Research

and Infrastructure.


MEETING 13) 16-17 SEPTEMBER 1996 



                    Australian Communication Conference

            Teaching Communication Skills in a Technological Era

                       Conference Chair: Anita Jawary

                         Co-chairs: Stewart Marshall, Anne McMillan

                Hosted by the Department of Computer Science

               Monash University, Clayton, Victoria, Australia

                            September 16-17, 1996

Conference information also available on

Call For Papers

This conference will explore issues related to teaching human communication

skills at a tertiary, (post-secondary), level, with special focus on

teaching students with scientific or technological interests. It will offer

teachers of written, oral and visual communication the opportunity to

discuss issues related to effective teaching, to share pedagogical

strategies and to discuss research related to best practice in teaching

communication skills.

Submissions concerning innovations and issues related to both direct and

technologically-assisted human communication are invited. A range of

submissions from the theoretical to the applied is welcome, and discussion

of specific classroom strategies, as well as more philosophical approaches,

is encouraged. Panels or team presentations on a theme as well as individual

papers and workshop proposals are welcome.

The Programme

Examples of some relevant topics:

   *  How can teachers who are not trained in students' technical fields

     negotiate the differences between academic cultures?

   *  What are the roles of visual and oral communication in relation to

     technical writing?

   *  How can collaborations with faculty in technical fields enhance

     communication skills courses?

   *  What are the most effective models for integrating communication

     skills into technical and scientific courses?

   *  How can we enhance students' language skills in a technically oriented


   *  What are the implications of teaching communication skills in a

     multi-cultural classroom?

   *  How can computers and other media enhance our teaching?

All papers will be refereed.

A printed proceedings will be provided for attendees.

Programme Committee

Chair: Anita Jawary, Monash University

Co-chairs: Stewart Marshall, Monash University,Anne McMillan, Monash University


Paul Anderson, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, U.S.A.

Jim Andrews, Indiana University , Bloomington, U.S.A.

Christiana Birchak, University of Houston-Downtown, Texas, U.S.A.

Arlie V.Daniel, East Central University, Oklahoma, U.S.A.

Jean DeWitt, University of Houston-Downtown, Texas, U.S.A.

Marsh Durham, University of Western Sydney, Nepean, Australia

Neil Hanley, Monash University, Australia

Cindy Kistenberg, University of Houston-Downtown, Texas, U.S.A..

Marilyn Reineck, Concordia College, St. Paul, Minnesota, U.S.A.

Bob Waite, University of St. Thomas, St Paul,  Minnesota, U.S.A

Alan Weingarden, Concordia College, St. Paul, Minnesota, U.S.A.

Steven Youra, Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y., U.S.A.

Closing Dates For Submissions

Full papers must be received for refereeing by July 26.

Feedback will be given on abstracts submitted by April 30, 1996.

How To Submit

Electronic submissions are preferred. If submitting electronically, please

send as a postscript file.

If submitting on paper, please include five paper copies of your


Send electronic submissions to

and paper submissions to

Anita Jawary

Dept. of Computer Science

Monash University

Clayton, 3168



Enquiries to:

Anita Jawary


Phone: +61 3 9905 5210

Fax: +61 3 9905 5146


Anita Jawary

Department of Computer Science

Monash University

Wellington Road,

Clayton  3168,



ph:(03) 9905-5210

Fax:(03) 9905-5146



MEETING 14) 25-27 SEPTEMBER 1996 




The European Federation of Serials Groups has announced  

that the Third  European Serials Conference and Exhibition  

will be held at Trinity  College, Dublin, Ireland, September  

25-27, 1996.  The program will be  aimed at librarians,  

publishers, subscription agents and information  managers  

and will be held in English with simultaneous translation  

into  French and Spanish and will address many of the  

problems and  opportunities facing the European serials  

community today. There will  also be an exhibition of  

many of the latest products and services  currently  

available and a reception in the Long Room of Trinity's  

library,  home to the Book of Kells.  For further  

information contact:  Jill Tolson,  UK Serials Group 


Administrator, 114 Woodstock Road, Witney OX8 6DY UK.   

Tel:  +44   


703466; Fax:  +44 1993 778879; E-mail: 




MEETING 15) 5-7 OCTOBER 1996


The Twenty-Fourth Annual

Telecommunications Policy Research Conference

October 5 - 7, 1996

Solomons, Maryland, USA


Call for Papers


The Telecommunications Policy Research Conference (TPRC) is an annual forum

for dialogue among scholars engaged in publishable research on

policy-relevant telecommunications issues and public and private sector

decisionmakers engaged in making telecommunications policy. The purpose of

the conference is to acquaint policymakers with the best of recent research

in telecommunications, and to familiarize researchers with the knowledge

needs of policymakers. The TPRC program is assembled from submitted

abstracts and papers, invited papers, and in some cases, proposals for

complete sessions. TPRC ordinarily pays expenses of those individuals

chosen as presenters.

TPRC is now soliciting research papers or other proposals for presentation

at its 1996 conference. Papers should be based on current theoretical

and/or empirical research relevant to the making of telecommunications

policy, and may be from any disciplinary perspective. TPRC welcomes

national, international, or comparative studies that are U.S. and non-U.S.

in origin. Subject areas of particular interest include, but are not

limited to:

                    Cable/telco/internet competition

                              Internet pricing

            Political economy of telecommunications policymaking

       Compatibility, network interoperability, and standards issues

                Policy barriers to infrastructure investment

                        Universal service and access

                  Speech on-line: legal and social issues

                    Cost structure of the local exchange

                            Electronic commerce

  Network architecture: content, service quality, and policy implications

              Regulation of network interconnection and access

                     Governance of the virtual society

                            Spectrum management

                       Alternative regulatory regimes

        Common voice and video delivery: experience outside the U.S.

                    Media ownership and diversity issues

Selected papers must be no more than 30 pages and will be due to TPRC by

September 9, 1996.

Submissions should consist of an abstract of the proposed paper, and if

available, the paper should also be submitted. Submissions must be received

no later than March 29, 1996. Abstracts may be submitted either

electronically or by regular mail. Complete papers must be submitted by

regular mail. Please address submissions to: Conference Coordinator, TPRC,

Inc., P. O. Box 19203, Washington, DC 20036.

If you have any questions, please call Dawn Higgins at (202) 452-9033 or

e-mail her at


For further information visit the TPRC homepage:




MEETING 16) 16-17OCTOBER 1996



for an

International Information Management Conference


October 16, 17, 1996,


A major, two-day international information management conference is to

be held on 16-17 October, 1996, at the Strand Palace Hotel, London WC1,

a premier conference venue on The Strand in the centre of London.

The conference, provisionally entitled "Information - the Fourth Resource"

is being organised by the Elan publishing and conferences group, publishers

of the journal "Information Age", and the management consultants Deloitte

& Touche (formerly Touche Ross) Consulting Group.   It will be chaired by

Touche partner, Dr David Best.  Delegates and speakers are being solicited

particularly from Europe and North America.  It is planned to hold the

event annually.

The conference title is an allusion to a traditional view of commerce as

requiring three principal resources: Money, people and property.

A gala dinner will be held on the evening of October 16 at which the

first Records and Information Management Industry Awards for Excellence

(the RIMI Awards) will be presented.  Details of the RIMI Awards and the

conference may be found on the Records and Information Management Industry

On-line Service (RIMOS) website:

Elan Business Publishing Ltd., the Elan parent company, will publish a

report on information management in December comprised partly of papers

presented at the "Fourth Resource" conference and partly unpublished work.

All  papers will be submitted to the editorial board of "Information Age".


The call for papers comes from  Deloitte & Touche consultant Ms Julia

Parsons, one of the conference organisers, and Elan's marketing manager

Mr Bart Hall. Submissions for papers for the conference and/or the December

report should take the form of a 200-300 word synopsis, accompanied by an

outline title and the speaker's name and contact details.  Papers may be

on theoretical or practical streams under any of the topics listed below,

or any other subject of value to the conference.


information;  recognising information as an asset; means of holding and

exploiting data, e.g. data warehousing, data mining, neural networking.

2)      THE INFORMATION AUDIT:  Surveying what information is held, who

uses it, what it is used for, how it is held.  Measuring the cost and

value of information - should it be entered on the balance sheet?

3)      MEASURING THE USE OF INFORMATION:  Who uses information and

what do they use it for?  Information trails  -  where does information go.


BUSINESS NEEDS:  Automation or transformation?  Changing tools and

structures and developing new skills.


I.T. SYSTEMS:  Defining and applying key performance indicators; speeding

development through user involvement and commitment to IT schemes.

6)      COST AND VALUE OF INFORMATION:  The real costs of gathering

information in relation to the "value" obtained through its use; impact of

use and timing on the value of information; individuals' and businesses'

perceptions of the value of information.


and current technologies in fulfilling the following operational needs:

a) Integrated document management in workflow solutions;

b) Approaches to converting paper to other media.

8)      INFORMATION POLICY IN PRACTICE:  Corporate police and strategy


a)  Managing information in WP and office systems;

b)  Retention guidelines for data and information;

c)  Experience of implementing records and policies.

For further information, please contact

Ms JULIA PARSONS, consultant, Deloitte & Touche Consulting Group, Friary

Court, 65 Crutched Friars, London EC3N 2NP, England. Tel:+44 (0) 171 936

3000; fax: +44 (0) 171 583 1198, or

Mr BART HALL, Marketing Manager, Elan Conferences, 26 Brock Street, Bath

BA1 2LN, England. Tel: +44 (0) 1225 330312 ; fax: +44 (0) 1225 330305;

e-mail: , or

Mike Steemson,  Chairman, RIMI Awards working party, 3l Cathcart Street,

London NW5 3BJ, England. Tel: +44 (0) 171 922 7745; fax: +44 (0) 171 922

7973; e-mail:  until  Tuesday, April 2, and at

+44 (0)171 482 3311 after that date.


Mike Steemson


MEETING 17) 16-19 OCTOBER 1996


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   *                     W e b  N e t - 9 6                      *

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   *            WORLD CONFERENCE OF THE WEB SOCIETY              *

   *                                                             *

   *                                                             *

   *          Oct. 16-19, 1996 * San Francisco, CA USA           *

   *                                                             *

   *                FINAL CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS                 *

   *                                                             *

   *              Submission Deadline: July 8, 1996              *

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   *                       Sponsored by                          *

   *                   Web Society and AACE--                    *

   *  Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education  *





WebNet-96 -- the first World Conference of the Web Society is an

international conference, organized by the Association for the

Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). This annual conference

serves as a multi-disciplinary forum for the dissemination of information

on the research, development, and applications on all topics related to

the use, applications and societal and legal aspects of the Web in

its broadest sense, i.e. encompassing all modern tools to peruse the


This conference is a must for all who plan to use the Internet for

informational, communicational or transactional applications

or, who are currently running or planning to run servers on the Internet.

We invite you to attend the WebNet-96 conference and submit proposals for

Business/Corporate sessions, Short Papers, and Posters/Demonstrations.

All proposals are reviewed for inclusion in the conference program.

This final call is offered for participants who were unable to meet the

first deadline for submissions or were not prepared to present a finished

paper or project.

                        PROGRAM ACTIVITIES


   * Keynote Speakers    * Invited Speakers  * Short Papers

   * Papers              * Panels            * Posters/Demonstrations

   * Exhibits            * Workshops         * Tutorials

   * SIG Discussions     * Exhibition        * Business/Corporate Sessions

Major Topics


  Novel Applications of the Web

  Collaboration Using the Web

  The Web as Teaching Tool

  Electronic Publishing and the Web

  The Web as Marketing Tool

  Offering Services on the Web

  New Server Technologies for the Web

  New Navigational Tools for the Web

  Integration of Web Applications and Services

  Country Specific Developments

  The Web and Distance Education

  Net-based Multimedia/Hypermedia Systems

  Computer-Human Interface (CHI) Issues

  New Graphic Interfaces for the Web

  The Web and 3D

  Virtual Reality on the Web

  Intelligent Agents on the Web

  Directory Services on the Web

  Network Software for Large Data Bases

  Security and Privacy on the Web

  Charging Mechanisms for the Web

  Legal and Societal Aspects of the Web

  Courseware Development for the Web

  Building Knowledge Bases on the Web

  Care and Feeding of Web Servers

  Educational Multimedia on the Web

  Browsers, Searchers and Other Tools

  Feedback Mechanisms on the Web

Information for Presenters


Details of presentation formats are given on the following pages.

The general principles applying to all are:

o  All communication will be with the principal presenter who is

   responsible for communicating with co-presenters of that session.

o  The conference will attempt to secure all equipment needed for

   presenters. However, where special equipment is needed, presenters may

   need to provide their own.

o  All presenters must pay the registration fee. Early registration fee

   will be approximately $350 (US) with a $30 (US) reduction for Web

   Society members.


                      Submission Information


Presentation Types


Business/Corporate Sessions (30 minutes)


These sessions offer opportunities to present issues, developments,

and applications on training, marketing, publishing, product direction,

and other business/corporate aspects of the Internet.  A basic set of

equipment will be provided.  Please indicate needs.

Short Papers (15 minutes)


Short Papers present reports of research, development, and applications and

societal issues related to all aspects of the Internet.  A basic set of

equipment will be provided.  Please indicate needs.

Posters/Demonstrations (2 hours)


Poster/Demonstration sessions enable researchers and non-commercial

developers to demonstrate and discuss their latest results and development

in progress in order to gain feedback and to establish contact with similar

projects.  These sessions do not involve a formal presentation.

Poster/Demonstration presenters will be required to arrange for their own

systems software and hardware.  Rental information can be provided.

A table, chairs, poster board, and electricity will be furnished by the


Submission Procedure


To be considered for a WebNet 96 presentation, submit a 1-3 page abstract

or description of your presentation via e-mail, fax, or regular mail

(see below).  Electronic proposals in the form of URL addresses or

ASCII files (uncoded) are preferred.  Submissions with figures should

be sent as either URL addresses or printed pages.

                SUBMISSIONS DUE: ** July 8, 1996 **

Your proposal will be reviewed and, if accepted, you will be scheduled for

either Business/Corporate session, Short Paper presentation, or

Poster/Demonstration (please indicate preference) which will

be included in the WebNet 96 Final Program.  This later deadline does not

allow for papers to appear in the conference proceedings; presenters may

wish to provide copies for their audience.

All submissions should include:

 >  1-3 page description of planned presentation.

 >  Cover page must include:

    - title of presentation

    - presentation type: business/corporate, short paper, or poster/demo

    - name, affiliation, address, phone nos., and e-mail for each author

    - name of designated contact presenter

    - topic area selected from the topics above

    - if business/corporate or short paper, AV equipment requested

Conference Background


WebNet is the annual conference of the WebSociety that was founded in 1995

out of a concern that an organization addressing the application aspects of

the Web and representing a lobby for Web users independent of specific

platforms and without the domination of commercial organizations was needed.

The WebSociety complements existing other bodies such as the Internet

Society and W3C. The former is, by definition, more concerned with

providing global Internet services than anything else and the latter is

specifically oriented towards one particular system WWW. The Web Society

and hence WebNet takes a more general view, dealing with a variety of

modern Internet tools and their integration including services such as

Gopher, WWW, Hyper-G, WAIS, directory services, FTP, email and cooperative

applications and novel approaches from Hot Java to VRML, from Web compatible

teaching modules to 3D interfaces.

For more details on the Web Society, see

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MEETING 18) 21-26 OCTOBER 1996







ASIS 1996 Annual Meeting 

October 21-26 1996 

Baltimore, Maryland 


     Research in chaotic systems has uncovered order  

in the midst of disorder -- information hidden in  

noise --  and spawned complexity as a field of study.   

Complexity theory explores interconnectedness,  

coevolution, structure and order that produce  

spontaneous self-organizing and adaptive systems  

that balance precariously on the edge of chaos. From  

Mandelbrot sets and fractals to economics, there is a  

tantalizing similarity to evolutionary patterns and  

emergent phenomena. 


     As an emergent and interdisciplinary field,  

information science should profit by exploring  

complexity. From the bits transmitted via an  

information channel to the less well understood  

transfer of knowledge and wisdom, there are  

patterns.  Are they global? 

      The ASIS 1996 Annual Meeting will consider the  

complexity of the working world of information  

professionals as well as theoretical perspectives  

involving the nature and use of information.  Topics to  

be addressed will include: 


* Generation and dissemination of information 

     How do individuals and organizations produce and 

     recognize informative materials using multiple 

     technologies and myriad, networked resources?   

     What can be learned from parallels with the incunabula 

     period of printing, when proliferation of documents led  

to higher literacy? 


* Information organization and access 

     It has been said that traditional publishing 

     guarantees some quality precisely because of its  


     lag.  With information being provided  


     can we assure quality without tacitly endorsing 


        How can multiple organizations be created, 

     maintained, and made useful?  If interfaces evolve  


     cope with complexity, what will be the roles of 



* Social implications of complex information systems 

     When anyone with a file server on the Internet  


     look like a multinational conglomerate, will Davids 

     slay Goliaths?  What will promote innovation, and  


     will it be recognized?  Who will own what, and  

how can 

     information producers protect themselves?  Will 

     traditionally underserved groups find access to 

     complex information resources? 


Contributed Papers: 

     Contributed papers report results of completed  

research or research in progress.  Papers should be  

scholarly in nature and will be refereed.  Those  

accepted will be published in full in the conference  

Proceedings. Authors of accepted papers will be  

expected to attend the conference and will be given  

15-20 minutes to present their work. 


     To submit a contributed paper, send an intent  

consisting of the title and a 250 word abstract with  

complete addresses of author(s) to the Contributed  

Papers Coordinator, Linda C. Smith, at the address  

below by December 15, 1995.  Preliminary approval  

will be made by January 15, 1996.  Three copies of  

the complete paper will be due on February 15, 1996.   

Notification of acceptance will be made no later than  

April 1, 1996, and camera-ready copy for the  

Proceedings will be due June 1, 1996. 


Panel Sessions: 

     Panel sessions and other technical programs are  

developed by ASIS Special Interest Groups (SIGs)  

either individually or in collaboration with other SIGs  

or with organizations and individuals outside ASIS.   

Initial proposals for panel sessions should include:  

session title, sponsoring SIG(s), name and address of  

session organizer (contact person), brief description  

(500 words), and names and affiliations of presenters  

and moderators.  Proposals should be sent to the SIG  

Sessions Coordinator, Merri Beth Lavagnino, at the  

address below by December 15, 1995. Notification of  

acceptance will be sent by February 1, 1996.  Final  

program copy, including speakers, titles, and  

abstracts,  will be due March 15, 1996, and camera- 

ready copy of abstracts for the Proceedings will be  

due June 1, 1996.  Panel session papers that are  

submitted to the Contributed Papers Coordinator by  

February 15 and follow the schedule described for  

contributed papers may be published in full in the  



Submission Information: 


Contributed Papers 

Proposals/abstracts (mail, fax, e-mail) 

     due December 15, 1995 


Complete papers (1500 - 3500 words) for review 

     due February 15, 1996 


Camera-ready copy of accepted papers 

     due June 1, 1996 


Linda C. Smith 

Graduate School of Library and Information Science 

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 

501 E. Daniel Street 

Champaign, IL 61820-6211 

Tel: (217) 333-7742 

Fax: (217) 244-3302 



Panel Sessions 

Proposals/abstracts due December 15, 1995 


Final program descriptions due March 15, 1996 


Camera-ready copy due June 1, 1996 


Merri Beth Lavagnino 

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 

154 Grainger Engineering Building, MC 274 

1301 W. Springfield Ave. 

Urbana, IL 61801 

Tel: (217) 244-7839 

Fax: (217) 244-7764 




Technical Program Co-Chairs 

Charles H. Davis 

Debora Shaw 

School of Library and Information Science 

Indiana University 

Bloomington, IN 47405 

Tel: (812) 855-5113 

Fax: (812) 855-6166 






MEETING 19) 21-25 OCTOBER 1996


                     21-25 October 1996, Graz Austria 


                      Globalization of Information:  

                    The Networking Information Society 





                            No. 1, October 1995 



     This electronic newsletter is designed to keep you       

informed on regular basis on the developments on the  

48th      FID Conference and Congress which is to be  

held in Graz,      Austria, from 21 - 25 October 1996.  

It will is produced      as a regular insert to the FID  

News Bulletin and will      contain information about  

the different tracks and      subtracks, speakers, and  

other relevant conference and      congress  

information. The electronic version is produced      in  

paralel with the printed version. 



Table of Contents                                                # of  




1. Congress secretariat. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 

2. About the FID Conference and Congress . . . . . . . . . . .  

. . .     22 

3. Preliminary Programme structure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  

. . . 12 

4. Contributions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 

5. The Programme - Main Congress . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  

. . .230 

5.1 Plenary Session. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  

5.2 Track 1 Innovative and Leading Edge Technologies  

. . . . . . . . . . .  

5.3 Track 2 Regional Perspective on Information  

Issues . . . . . . . . . .  

5.4 Track 3 Role of Information professionals. . . . . . . .  

. . . . . . .  

5.5 Track 4 Business and Industrial Information in a  


Networked Society. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  

5.6 Track 5 Impact of the Networked Information  

Society. . . . . . . . . .  

6. Pre Congress Seminars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 

7. Graz FID Conference City. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  


8. Website . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 




1.   CONGRESS SECRETARIAT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  




Congress Secretariat 

FID 1996 

Conference Secretariat 


Elisabethstrasse 11 

A-8010 Graz 


Tel.: +43 316 867 334; +43 316 876 335 

Fax.: +43 316 876 320 



FID Secretariat 

P.O. Box 90402 

2509 LK The Hague 


Tel.: +31 70 3140671 

Fax.: +31 70 3140667 







Main theme: 

Globalization of Information: The Networking  

Information Society 


The Congresses of the International Federation for  

Information and Documentation (FID) are held every  

two years. They constitute the most important  

international forum for the exchange of ideas and  

experiences on recent advances in the field. The 48th  

FID Conference and Congress will celebrate the closure  

of the 100th Anniversary celebrations of FID and will  

be the major forum for information professionals  

from around the globe. 


The Organizers 

The organizers for the 1996 event are the Austrian  

Documentation Society (OEGDI) and JOANNEUM  

RESEARCH on behalf of FID, the International  

Federation for Information and Documentation. 


Up to date information 

The latest information on the 48th FID Conference and  

Congress is available on the "FID 1996" Website: 









Monday 21 October 1996:  Pre-congress seminars 

                         Council Meeting 

Tuesday 22 October 1996: Pre-Congress seminars 

                         General Assembly 

                         Council Meeting 


Wednesday 23 October - Friday 25 October 1996 







If you are interested in contributing a paper in any of  

the tracks mentioned, please send a message to the  

FID Conference Secretariat with your suggested title  

and an informative abstract. You will be contacted as  

soon as possible with instructions for submissions. 


FID 1996 

Conference Secretariat 


Elisabethstrasse 11 

A-8010 Graz 


Tel.:     +43 316 867 334 

          +43 316 876 335 

Fax.:     +43 316 876 320 






OCTOBER 1996. . . . . . . . . .  


The 1996 FID Congress will focus on the globalization  

of information and the new society that is evolving as  

a result. Advanced  technologies, the role of the  

information professional, regional and cultural  

accommodations and the impact on a global business  

environment will be explored.  


The programme has been divided into five tracks  

running through the three days of the congress, 23-25  

October 1996. A six track has been reserved for  

Committee and Special Interest Group meetings  

during which members will review the status of  

continuing projects and plan for events and activities  

during the coming year(s).  




5.1  Plenary session 


The Plenary session will feature a Keynote Speaker  

who will address the main theme of the Congress. 






Advanced technologies that were once beyond the  

reach of the average organization or individual are  

now commonplace and have had far reaching effects  

in what we do, what we can do, and how we work. In  

exploring technologies we can expect to be introduced  

in the future, we will begin to prepare ourselves to be  

able to take maximum advantage of them. Most  

importantly, we will focus on the need for and the  

development of standards as a tool for enabling the  

globalization of information technology and access to  

information to continue. 


23 October 1996 

Session I.1:   What's new, what's hot and what' s not 

Session I.2:   Getting prepared for what is coming  

down the road: 

               Technologies on the horizon 

Session I.3:   Unintended uses - Unexpected users 


24 October 1996 

Session I.4:   Information economics: the producer's  


Session I.5:   Knowledge-based generation and  

processing of 


Session I.6:   Intelligent agents 

Session I.7:   Knowledge engineering with respect to  


               and multilingual and multicultural issues 

25 October 1996 

Session I.8:   Creating your own Website 

Session I.9:   Distance learning 

Session I.10:  Converging technologies: information, 

               entertainment, communication 






The use of information networks has increased our  

ability to communicate with one another across huge  

distances, sharing our thoughts, feelings and  

knowledge of various subjects. Track 2 will highlight  

ho global information networks improve our  

understanding of diverse cultures and issues that  

know no boundaries, such as environmental concerns.  

Sessions on Day 3 will help us share ideas with regard  

to information management topics of concern to us all: 

*    How to measure the value of information and  

communicate this 

     value to others; 

*    How to use new technology to market information  

products and 


*    How information modeling can enhance business  



23 October 1996 

Session II.1:  Democratization through information:  


               equality, fraternity through information  


Session II.2:  Providing access to cultural heritage  


Session II.3:  Environmental concerns across national  




24 October 1996 

Session II.4:  Shrinking the world through the  

application of 

               modern information technology 

Session II.5:  Committee and SIG special programming 

Session II.6:  Committee and SIG special programming 

Session II.7:  Committee and SIG special programming 


25 October 1996 

Session II.8:  Measuring the value of information 

Session II.9:  Marketing information products and  

services: new 

               avenues, new tools and new ideas 

Session  II.10:     Business process modeling and  








The changing nature of information technology has  

provided a unique opportunity for information  

professionals to redefine their role in society, forming  

new partnerships with information producers,  

intermediaries and users. The sessions within this  

track will explore each of these new roles in the  

networked society: 

 *   User education and training, including distance  


     interactive and computer-based training; 

 *   Peer (continuing) education and networking with  


     professionals around the world, and the role of  


     societies to encourage and promote these activities,  


     advanced information and communication  


 *   Influencing information producers or becoming  


     producers ourselves; 

 *   Assuring quality in an information abundant  


 *   Adding value to the process, services or  

information products 

     of our organizations 


23 October 1996 

Session III.1: The current situation: a summary of  

results from 

               the FID Survey of the Modern Information 


Session III.2: New roles - new responsibilities: are we  


Session III.3: Educating others - educating ourselves:  

what is 



24 October 1996 

Session III.4: How global networks have changed  

what we do, how I 

               do it and how well: case studies 

Session III.5: When knowing how to search is not  

enough: Now I've 

               got to build the databases? 

Session III.6: Adding value to the process, services or 

               information products of our organizations 

Session III.7: Assuring quality in an information  

abundant world 


25 October 1996 

Session III.8: Influencing decision-making at the  

highest levels 

Session III.9: Partnering with vendors to improve  

generation of 

               and access to information products and  


               case studies 

Session III.10:     Formal and informal initiatives of 

                    international information organizations 








An increasingly competitive global business  

environment has affected information access and  

distribution in ways only dreamed of a few years ago.  

Track 4 will address these aspects of information  

management within small and medium sized  

enterprises as well as multinationals. The impact of  

information content and technology on companies,  

industries and markets will be addressed in detail: 

*    Access to global information has transformed  


     industries, notably banking, finance and insurance; 

*    The availability of basic scientific and technical  


     is changing the nature of applied science through  


     ventures and global partnerships; 

*    Information has been responsible for increased  

foreign direct 

     investment affecting and improving economic  

development of 

     many countries. 


23 October 1996 

Session IV.1:  Managing information in  



Session IV.2:  Managing information within the SME:  



Session IV.3:  Globalization of financial services affects 

               information management in banks and  




24 October 1996 

Session IV.4:  Technologies enable strategic alliances 

Session IV.5:  Sharing scientific and technical  

information in a 

               global business environment 

Session IV.6:  Change management processes and  


Session IV.7:  New business sources, systems and  

services vs. the 

               tried and true: What's new, what's useful  


               what's not 


25 October 1996 

Session IV.8:  Quality concerns in a global business  


               special considerations 

Session IV.9:  New business opportunities with global  



Session IV.10: The State-of-the-Art Modern  


               Professional in business and industry: a  








What are the ramifications of a globally networked  

information society? How do many of these  

technological achievements go  beyond intended use,  

affecting our daily lives? Track 5 will explore the  

legal and ethical aspects of our information culture  

and how these issues play out in the developed, lesser  

developed and developing world economies. 

*    How do copyright and intellectual property issues  

differ from 

     culture to culture and how do we deal with this in  

a globally 

     networked information society? 

*    How can we balance access to information with a  

right to 


*    What is meant by "universal access" and how  

can/do governments 

     both encourage and inhibit it? 

*    How are advanced technologies forcing us  


     information providers, intermediaries and users)  

to rethink 

     these issues? 


23 October 1996 

Session V.1:   The Internet: Everyday access to what?  

By whom? For 


Session V.2:   Networks change the way we work and  


Session V.3:   Cultural (and other) boundaries to the  



24 October 1996 

Session V.4:   Universal vs. equitable access:  

preventing a two- 

               tiered information society 

Session V.5:   Control vs. censorship 

Session V.6    Copyright etc.: Intellectual property  

rights and 

               values cross cultural borders 

Session V.7:   Right of Privacy vs. Freedom of  



25 October 1996 

Session V.8:   Has the Internet changed the rules?  


               impact on ethical behaviour 

Session V.9:   Teleworking 

Session V.10:  The impact of the Internet on the Role  

of the 

               information professional: What should we be  







Several Pre-Congress seminars will be organized on  

21 and 22 October 1996 as well as the FID General  

Assembly meeting. In following issues of this  

newsletter you will be informed about the  

programme for these events. 






The FID Conference and Congress will be held at the  

Grazer Convention Centre, located in the centre of  

Graz, the capital of Styria and Austria's second largest  

city. Graz is located in the southeast of Austria, the  

hinge between the Alps and the Mediterranean,  

between the East and West of Europe, surrounded by  

deep-green forests, alpine pastures and vineyards. 


Graz is a city of art and culture, fairs and shopping,  

conferences and meetings, theatre, music, museums  

and festivals. It has three universities and several  

major scientific institutions and numerous high-tech  






To stay informed about the 48th FID Conference and  

Congress visit 

the FID'96 Website: 





                         This issue is prepared by 

                          FID General Secretariat 


     Comments, suggestions and contributions are  


     Please feel free to distribute this newsletter to  


     Back issues are available from 




FID SIG on Banking, Finance and Insurance Information (FID/BFI)


The preliminary programme will provide answers to the following

questions: What is the future role of information professionals

in financial companies? How do we add value to global business

processes and compete with Internet and multimedia services

available to our users? How to change the services to meet the

future challenges? How to gather information via Internet and how

to evaluate its quality?

A simultaneous workshop in the afternoon will focus on setting up

an Information Services unit.

The seminar is also aimed at stimulating and expanding the global

network of information professionals working in financial

companies, especially in Central and Eastern European countries.

More information is to follow shortly.

For information contact the FID general Secretariat at


MEETING 20) 25-26 OCTOBER 1996



                              SCIENCE CONFERENCE

                                 to be held at ...

                       The Faculty of Information Studies

                               University of Toronto

                               October 25-26, 1996

The Faculty of Information Studies, University of Toronto, is pleased

to act as host for the Second Great Lakes Information Science

Conference.  This second conference follows on the success of

Connections '95, which was initiated and hosted by the doctoral

students of the Graduate School of Library and Information Science,

University of Western Ontario.

The Great Lakes Conference is run by and for doctoral students.  The

primary purpose of the conference is to serve as a forum for doctoral

students to share research, proposals, and work in progress with

faculty and other students in library and information science.

Students are invited to submit abstracts of their papers for peer

review by August 1st, and all students are invited to join us for the


For further details, contact:

Louise Spiteri


Fax:        (416) 971-1399

Faculty of Information Studies

University of Toronto

140, St. George Street.

Toronto, ON.

M5S 3G6



Louise F. Spiteri

Faculty of Information Studies

University of Toronto



MEETING 21) 1-2 NOVEMBER 1996 





Partners and Paradigms: Library Research in the  

Information Age 


The first national Library Research Seminar will meet  

at Florida State  University, Tallahassee, Florida,  

Graduate School of Library and Information Studies.  

The conference is  scheduled for November 1-2, 1996.  

Co-sponsors and financial donors, to date, include Beta  

Phi  Mu, Council on Library Resources, Library  

Research Round Table (ALA), and OCLC. 


The major goals of the research seminar are: 


--to facilitate the development of research-based  

knowledge for the library and 




--to encourage interdisciplinary discourse by  

involving researchers from fields 

 outside of library 

and information studies; 


--to promote networking by bringing together  

practicing professionals and 

 researchers interested 

in exploring key issues within the field; and 


--to showcase the work of doctoral students in all  

fields conducting research in 

 subjects related to 

library and information studies; 


--to explore new methodological approaches to  



The linking of researchers and practitioners and the  

elevation of the status and  value of research in the  

library community are principle objectives of the  

seminar series. A  national library research seminar  

should benefit the library community by drawing on  

researchers  and practicing librarians from  

throughout the profession, and will expose them to  

research  leaders from within and outside of the  

library profession. This synergy should encourage a  

more  collaborative and interdisciplinary approach to  

problem definition, maximize use of modern  research  

techniques, and facilitate development of a sound  

body of both theoretical and applied  research. 


The conference format will include keynote addresses,  

individual papers, and  panel presentations. Panels  

will be comprised of four individuals, two library   

educators and two practitioners from any type of  

library, public or private setting. Papers and  panels  

are solicited in the following areas: new  

methodologies and data collection techniques; basic  

and  applied quantitative and qualitative research;  

interdisciplinary connections;  technology-based  

research; research and policy analysis; research and  

strategic directions for libraries;  practitioners and the  

academy; defining linkages and collaborative  

research; education for research;  doctoral student  

research; and the future of library research.  

Preference will be given to  papers/panels dealing  

with methodological issues, interdisciplinary topics,  

and collaborative  research. 


Deadlines: abstracts are due by February 15, 1996,  

and full papers by June 15, 

 1996 to Arthur P. 

Young (address below). Abstracts and papers will be  

screened by a panel of  distinguished researchers and  

practitioners. Selective publication of the papers in  

journal  and proceedings format is under exploration.  

Program brochure and registration materials will be   

available early in 1996. 


The Library Research Seminar Planning Committee  

consists of the following  individuals: 


Martin Dillon, Director, Resources Management  

Division, OCLC; 


Peter Hernon, Graduate School of Library &  

Information Science, Simmons College; 


Carol Kuhlthau, School of Communication, Information,  

& Library Studies, 

 Rutgers, The State 

University of New Jersey; 


Ronald R. Powell, Library and Information Science  

Program, Wayne State 



Donald E. Riggs, Dean, University Libraries, University  

of Michigan; 


Jane Robbins, Dean, School of Library and Information  

Studies, Florida State 



Gloriana St. Clair, Associate Dean and Head,  

Information Access Services, 

 University Libraries, 

The Pennsylvania State University; 



Mary Jo Lynch (ex officio), Director, Office for  

Research and Statistics, 

 American Library 

Association; and 


Arthur P. Young (chair), Director of University  

Libraries, Northern Illinois 



Please address any comments or questions about the  

conference to: 


Arthur P. Young, Director of University Libraries,  

Northern Illinois University, 

DeKalb, IL 

60115-2868; voice--(815)753-9801; fax--(815)753-9803;  




MEETING 22) 11-15 NOVEMBER 1996 




  11 - 15 November 1996

  Pretoria, Republic of South Africa

  Please submit a proposal for a paper or poster by sending an abstract

  of 400 words to:

  The Organizing Committee NIT'96         FAX +27 12 3185485

  Library Services Technikon Pretoria     Tel +27 12 3185240

  Private Bag X 680                       Email



  Republic of South Africa

  or to

  The Chief Conference Organizer NIT 96

  Prof CC Chen

  Graduate School of Library and Information Science

  Simmons College

  300 The Fenway                           FAX +617 521 3192

  Boston MA 02115-5898                     Tel +617 521 2804

  USA                                      Email


       Deadline for receipt of abstracts: 31 May

       Notice of acceptance: 23 June

       Deadline for receipt of papers: 11 October


  We continue to witness fast advances in all areas of new technology

  and  information management. As a result libraries and information

  centers can make available to their users a previously unknown level

  of service, featuring  powerful information access, retrieval

  and delivery capabilities. Developments in telecommunication networks,

  electronic publishing, interactive multimedia technologies, and

  integrated information systems, together with the explosive use of the

  Internet and World Wide Web (WWW), enable librarians and information

  specialists to offer unprecedented capabilities for more effective 

  and efficient information management and services, as well as 

  incredible opportunities for global information access and sharing of 


    Such developments well known in the U.S.A. and other developed

  countries, are not always true for librarians and information

  specialists elsewhere. It has been very difficult for them to keep up

  with the dynamic changes which are affecting their profession.

    Against this background eight Conferences on New Information

  Technology (NIT) have been organized since 1987 in Bangkok, Singapore,

  Guadalajara,  Budapest, Hong Kong, Puerto Rico, Alexandria (Virginia

  USA) and Latvia. They have brought some of the newest information

  developments, systems, products, equipment, and services currently

  available to the librarians and information professionals in different

  regions of the world. The ninth meeting, NIT '96, will be held in

  Pretoria, Republic of  South Africa. The first international

  conference for library and information workers since the completion of

  the democratisation process in South Africa.  

    Aside from sessions with invited and contributed papers; this

  conference will provide  maximal opportunities for both formal and

  informal discussions and interactions among participants in order to

  force concensus on key problems and issues facing them during this

  exciting but confusing time.


  New Information Technology Related Topics

  % Library networks

  % Education of information technology workers

  % The Use of Internet and World Wide Web

  % Electronic publishing and publishing on the Web

  % Integrated library and information systems

  % Library and information systems and services

  % Database creation, structure and searching

  % Micro-based applications in libraries and information centers

  % Information delivery systems - hypermedia/multimedia, videotex,

    cable, satellite, WWW 

  % Marketing and promotion of information services 

  % Optical technology applications, products & services -

    Video-disc, CD-ROM, CD-  ROM XA,      CDTV, CD-WO,DVI, Photo-CD, WORM,

    erasable, CD-recordable 

  % Networks - national, local area, ISDNs, and global

  % End-users and intermediary aspects

  % Distance education

  % Information technology management

  Information and State

  % Role and function in the democratization process

  % Planning global information infrastructure (GII)

  % Issues leading to development of the national information policy and

  the establishment of national information infra-structure (NII)

  Information - Preservation & Availability

  % Use of new information technologies in preservation

  % Availability of information sources and national values, such as

    library holdings, museum collections, press, archives, etc...

  Information and Individual/Personal/Use

  % Issues related to readiness to receive/use information via use of

    new  information technologies. % The role and functions of libraries

    in the electronic culture.


  NIT '96 will be held in conference room of the Community Library 

  Pretoria.  Pretoria is about 45 km from Johannesburg International 

  Airport.  There is a shuttle-bus from the airport to Pretoria at 

  about US$10. Taxi from the airport to Pretoria is about US$30.

  Chief Conference Organizer & Program Chair:   Ching-chih Chen

  Professor & Associate Dean Graduate School of Library & Inform.

  Science Simmons College Boston, Massachusetts, USA

  Local Organizer:   Mr. Marinus Swanepoel, Director Library

  Services,Technikon Pretoria, Republic of South Africa



  HOTELS                 TELEPHONE      FAX NUMBER      AMOUNT

 Manhatten Hotel B&B     27 12 3227635   27 12 3227635   R244,00 B+B

 Kosmos Guest House      27 12 3410849                   R95,00 B+B+D

 Bryntirion Guest House  27 12 3437092   27 12 3437076   R260,00 B+B

 Kokmo Manor Guest House 27 12 3428092               R170,00 - R220,00 B+B+D

 Ronde Geluk             27 12 3419221   27 12 3419222   R155,00 B+B

 Holiday Inn Garden Court27 12 322 7500  27 12 3229429   R249,00 R24,00B

 Park Lodge              27 12 3208230   27 12 3208230   R140,00 B+B

 Boulevard Hotel         27 12 3264806   27 12 3261366   R276,00 B   R30,00 B

 Pretoria Hotel          27 12 3413473   27 12 442258    R254,00 B + B

 (Best Western Hotel)

 Hotel Pretoria Hof      27 12 3227570   27 12 3229461   R285,00 B + B

 Limited private lodging (including transport to and from the 

 conference venue) is available at US$20 per night

 US$ 1,00 = R3,90


 (Included in Registration fee)

 Monday 11 November:  Official opening and reception

 Tuesday 12 November: Visit to Gold Reef City (going down a gold mine 

 may be on offer during the visit)

 Wednesday 13 November: Opera: Der Fliegende Hollander

 Thursday 14 November: Traditional South African braai (barbecue) 


   Sun City (Lost Palace and Valley of the Waves)

   Kruger National Park

 More details available on request.


 MARINUS SWANEPOEL                           Tel.+27 12 318 5240

 DIRECTOR LIBRARY SERVICE                    FAX +27 12 318 5485 








"Information Forecasts and Grey Literature"



                            November 18, 1996

                          Washington, D.C. USA


                 1. Background and Goals of the Workshop

                 2. Program, Speakers, and Organisations

                 3. General Information about GreyWorks'96




In September 1993, the first U.S. Workshop on Grey Literature was held in

Crystal City, Virginia. In other countries seminars and symposia have also

been organised on this topic. Since 1993, two International Conferences

have dealt with the complexities of this expanding field of information.

The goal of GreyWorks'96, the Second U.S. Workshop on Grey Literature

is threefold:

(1.) To synthesize the (meta)information generated in this field and

     present it in a state-of-the-art review,

(2.) To reverse the premise that "information transfer is a prerequisite to

     knowledge transfer", and use the knowledge that has already been

     generated in this field in order to explore new parameters for grey

     literature, and

(3.) to encounter firsthand, examples of resources, methods, and policies

     that successfully exploit grey literature.




09:00  Arrival and Registration

09:30  Welcome: R.D. Steele, OSS, Inc.


        "Grey Literature in an Internet Worked World"

         B.C. Carroll; J. McDonnell, IIA, Inc.


        "Main Issues, Continued Challenges, and New Directions in this

         Field of Information"

         D.J. Farace, GreyNet


        Medium and Mode of Scientific and Technical Communication

        B. Bartenbach, Engineering Information

        Networked Information and Grey Literature as seen by Publishers

        D.H. Smith, CIS, Inc.

        Emerging Forms of Grey Literature and their Corporate Authors


        Valuable Resources for Public and Private Enterprise

        M.M.K. Hlava, Access Innovations, Inc.

        In the Spirit of Private Enterprise Grey Literature becomes a

        Real Commodity

12:30-13:30  Lunch

        D. Johnson, NTIS

        An Awakening of the Public Sector to the Information Resources

        within its Domain


        Who uses this Information and for What Purposes?

        T.E. Pinelli, NASA Langley Research

        The Results of Research can provide us with reliable User Profiles

        B. Dessy, National Library of Education

        Education and Training for Academicians and Practitioners


        Panel Discussion, Open Forum, and Closing

17:00 Close of the Workshop





GreyWorks'96 - Washington, D.C. USA

November 18, 1996 from 9:00-17:00 hours


Dr. Dominic J. Farace, Director

GreyNet, Grey Literature Network Service

Koninginneweg 201, 1075 CR Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Tel: 31-20-671.1818  -  Fax: 31-20-671.1818


Mr. Robert D. Steele, President

OSS, Open Source Solutions, Inc.

11005 Langton Arms Court,

Oakton, VA 22124-1807, USA

Tel: 1-703-242.1700  -  Fax: 1-703-242.1711





MEETING 24) 19-20 DECEMBER 1996 



                      DLM FORUM (ELECTRONIC RECORDS)

                             Co-operation Europe-wide

 19th-20th December 1996

Brussels, Belgium

A multidisciplinary Forum on Electronic Records will be held 19-20 December

1996, at the Borschette Centre in Brussels Belgium.  The Forum is hosted by

the European Union Member States and the European Commission (Secretariat

General, DG XII Science, Research and Development).

Participating specialists and executives are coming from the Member States

and abroad.  Actors involved in the information Flow and Electronic Records

Management of their departments/services/organisations will bring expertise

and debate on Possibilities for wider co-operation  in the framework of the

European Union concerning management storage, conservation and retrieval of

Electronic Records.  The parties mainly concerned are:

 Public administrations


 Industry suppliers


The objective of  the Forum is to Prepare a set of guidelines for best

practice on Electronic

Records and to investigate possibilities for wider co-operation between the

various parties

involved with Electronic Records, between Member States and at Community=


The Forum will consist of plenary sessions and parallel working party

meetings. The main

topics include:


*       Information Flow/Work Flow

*       Lifecycle of Electronic Records

*       Relationship between creators, users and custodians of information

*       Terms and concepts

*       Co-operation Europe-wide

        Working party meetings include three main streams:

STREAM 1: Conception, Creation  and Management of Electronic Records

*       Conception of an Electronic Records Strategy

*       Responsibility and transfer of responsibility

*       Public Administration and Archival Experiences on Electronic Records

*=D7    Appraisal of Electronic Records

=D7*    Co-operation Europe-wide

STREAM 2: Short and Long Term Preservation

Experience of preservation of Electronic Records=20

Definition of needs for long term preservation=20

Cost of preservation and who pays ?

Standards for preservation

Co-operation Europe-wide

STREAM 3: Information Access and Use

*       Experience of usage of Electronic Records (local and remote)

*       Dissemination and Accessibility

*       Awareness (availability of information)

*       Security and openness: Authentication, confidentiality

*       Standards for the dissemination of information

*       Co-operation Europe-wide

Call for papers

The DLM Forum encourages submissions of original papers, and it welcomes

participation of experts in the field of Public Administration, Archives,

Industry and Research.

Programme Committee

The Programme Committee of the DLM FORUM consists of representatives of the

European Union Member States and the European Commission.  The Programme

Committee will evaluate the replies to the above mentioned call for papers.

Submission of  Papers

Submissions consist of an extended abstract (600-1200 words, 1-2 pages) in

one of the working languages of the DLM  Forum (see below).  Complete papers

(3000-6000 words, 5-1 0 pages) accompanied by an abstract in the working

languages are also accepted- Submissions should include name(s) of authors

and full address.  Each submission will be examined on the basis of its

clarity, quality and adherence to the general theme of the DLM Forum-

Selected papers will be presented in twenty minutes sessions.

The working languages of the forum will be: English, French and German.

Simultaneous interpretation will be provided in these three languages.

Date limit for the submission of papers : 25 June 1996

(In camera ready paper format or preferably in electronic format)

Please submit your papers to:

Mrs Christina Beckers

European Commission SG 1-AH (Office : SDME 5/72)

200, rue de la Loi B-1049 Brussels BELGIUM

Tel: +32-2-296 08 27;  +32-2-296 26 47   Fax: +32-2-296 10 95             =


Email:    =20



MEETING 25) 27-30 JANUARY 1997 


      Fifth international BOBCATSSS symposium in Budapest

       under the auspices of Council of Europe and EUCLID

                      January 27-30, 1997

               Call for papers and participation

                                    Amsterdam, May   17th, 1996

Dear Mr/Ms,

BOBCATSSS(1) is now organizing the fifth international BOBCATSSS symposium

under the auspices of Council of Europe and EUCLID(2). This will take place

in Budapest at January 27-30, 1997. The location is the National Szechenyi

Library of Budapest. The symposium is intended for information

professionals, librarians, booksellers, publishers, graduate students in

information studies and those who are interested in the subject.

This first letter is a call for papers and participation.

The theme of the 5th symposium is:

                        NEW BOOK ECONOMY

The programme will include the following topics and workshops:

Topic 1. Changing needs and demands:

* changes in information behaviour (customers);

* changes in the market (general, educational, professional and scientific);

* developments in marketing (from spin-off to real structured marketing).

Topic 2. Changing supply of information:

* from print to electronic publishing;

* changes in the intermediating process;

* future preservation and access of information products;

* control of quality of information.

Topic 3. Changing structure of the information sector:

* from traditional patterns to the disappearing of boundaries (opportunities

and threats);

* new roles for publishers, bookshops, libraries;

* the importance of grey literature

* the future roles of subscription agents.

Topic 4. Changes in employment and job opportunities:

* developments within existing organisations of the information branche;

* the rise of new organisations;

* changes in existing positions, the creation of new positions within

publishing firms, bookshops and library organisations;

* in-service training and re-education of employees;

* consequenses for the curricula of library and information education.

Topic 5. The socio-economic impact of new information products and services:

* cultural changes in modern society;

* economic values; price of information: end products/services and

semi-manufactured products;

* issues of legislation (national/international).

These topics will be discussed in plenary sessions and workshops.


BOBCATSSS invites professionals and students to participate in the symposium

and/or workshops. Participants are invited to present papers about every


Contributed papers will be allotted 20-25 minutes, including discussion.

Paper submissions must include the following data:

*     title of presentation;

*     author(s) name including title/degree and position/job;

*     institutional affiliation(s);

*     mailing address;

*     an abstract (150-250 words).

The organisation committee is responsable for the selection of the papers.

The papers of the plenary sessions and workshops will be published in July



The registration fee is 150 Dutch guilders (students Dfl 75,-). This fee

includes the participation in the symposium, the reception, buffet and

publication of the proceedings. A visit to an opera and some excursions on

the fourth day of the symposium, January 30, will be arranged because of the

fifth anniversary of the BOBCATSSS-symposium.

The symposium will be sponsored by BOBCATSSS and other profit and non profit



Please complete the included registration form if you wish to present a

paper about one of the topics mentioned above or if you want to participate.

It is also possible to contact or send a fax to the coordinator of the


     Hogeschool van Amsterdam, Faculty of Economics & Information,

     att. dr. Ruud Bruyns,

     Post Box 10895,

     1001 EW Amsterdam

     The Netherlands.

     tel. +31-(0)20-5552361;

     fax  +31-(0)20-5552315



 (1) BOBCATSSS is a corporation of a number of European educational

institutes in the field of Library and/or Information sciences.

The members are: Amsterdam, Barcelona, Budapest, Copenhagen, Kharkiv,

Moscow, Oslo, Sheffield, Sofia, Stuttgart, Szombathely, Tallinn and Tampere.

(2) EUCLID stands for European Association for Library and Information

Education and Research.


MEETING 26) 21-23 APRIL 1997 


First announcement and call for papers:


Organized jointly by the IFLA Office for International Lending and The

Central Technological Library at the University of Ljubljana.

Date:  21 - 23 April 1997

Venue:  Building TR3, Central Technological Library, Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Conference Coordinators: Graham Cornish (IFLA), Monika Klasnja (Slovenia).

Cost:  250 US Dollars.

For more information, please contact

The IFLA Office for International Lending,

c/o The British Library,

Boston Spa, Wetherby

West Yorkshire LS23 7BQ

United Kingdom.

Tel: +44 1937 546255

Fax: +44 1937 546478


Further details will be posted on this list as they become available.


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