SEPTEMBER 2005 issue

 Editorial note:

This section contains items culled from various Internet news services, discussion lists and other announcements.  Unless specifically noted, I have not visited the sites, used any of the software, reviewed the literature, or written the news items.  I present this digest to you in good faith but cannot vouch for the accuracy of its content.

 Kerry Smith

2005 Directory of LIS Programs and Faculty in the United States and Canada:  Prepublication offer

Open Lib/Info Sci Education Forum [JESSE@LISTSERV.UTK.EDU]; on behalf of; Susanne Dupes [sdupes@IIAWEB.COM]

Fri 22/04/2005 9:16 PM              JESSE@LISTSERV.UTK.EDU

Please excuse duplicate postings.


ALISE is announcing the publication of 2005 Directory of LIS Programs and Faculty in the United States and Canada.    This publication includes a complete listing of the faculty of 57 library and information science schools along with the teaching and research areas of each faculty member.  In the past this information was published as part of the annual membership directory but has not been available since 1999-2000. A completely new subject classification for reseach areas has been developed for the new addition and should be the definitive source for identifying research and teaching specialities across the LIS community. 


This information is provided through cooperation with the ALISE Institutional members. One copy of this new publication will be sent to the Dean or Director as a benefit of institutional membership. 


 To help us determine the number of copies to publish we are offering a pre-publication savings of $10.00 off of the purchase price.  During this period, ALISE members may purchase the book for $19.95.  Non-members may purchase for $40.00.  After May 6, 2005 the cost to ALISE members will be $29.95. The non-member price will be $50.00.  


 If you would like to receive a copy of this publication at the reduced price, please fax or e-mail the order form [] to ALISE headquarters no later than midnight, EDT, on May 6, 2005 to qualify for the pre-publication savings.




Susanne Dupes

ALISE Assistant Director

P.O. Box 4219

Oak Ridge, TN  37831-4219

Voice:  865.425.0155

Fax:  865.481.0390



2006 Doctoral Research Awards


Emerald []       Thu 4/08/2005 5:48 PM         Emerald Literati Newsline - 2006 Doctoral Research Awards


We are delighted to unveil the 2006 Emerald/EFMD Outstanding Doctoral Research Awards. Prizes of 1500 Euros (or other currency equivalent) will be available in twelve of the Emerald subject areas.  If you (or anyone you

know) will have successfully completed a doctoral award between 1 June 2004 and 1 March 2006 (the closing date for applications) then check out the full entry requirements at The winners will also see their work feature in the Emerald Research Register, the sponsoring Emerald journal and via the EFMD website.


For more established researchers, we are delighted to unveil six new journal launches for 2006. Go to  to find out more about the Baltic Journal of Management, International Journal of Emerging Markets, Journal of Modelling in Management, Journal of Technology Management in China, Qualitative Research in Organizations and Management, and Society and Business Review.


The conference season is well underway and, hopefully, many of you will have seen Emerald representatives at events already. As you'd expect of a management publisher, Emerald is heavily involved in the Academy of Management meeting in Honolulu. A number of journals are sponsoring 'best paper' awards; there will also be a professional development workshop ('Becoming a journal editor') and a buffet and informal workshop organized By Management Decision. Full details of where to find us are at


A regular feature in the Newsline will be advice on increasing the readership and citation of your own work. The first tells how a carefully constructed title will make your article stand out on the search results page to ensure it gets chosen by other researchers.


Look out for future announcements on a new online service aimed at contributors to the Emerald engineering titles. This will provide easy access to quality engineering theory and best practice via research papers, case studies, guru interviews, book reviews and much more. The site will be divided into four distinct engineering disciplines, known as communities:

'Advanced Automation', 'Materials Science and Engineering', 'Mathematical Engineering', and, 'Electronics Manufacture and Packaging', each one representing an area where Emerald has a strong presence. The service will be available to all interested individuals who register.



Best regards,


Chris Perry

Web Services Editor,

Emerald Group Publishing Limited.



the world's leading collection of resources for journal authors and editors.





AACR3/RDA information


Open Lib/Info Sci Education Forum []; on behalf of; Hsieh-Yee, Ingrid P [Hsiehyee@CUA.EDU]

Mon 16/05/2005 11:23 PM       


Dear all,


In case you are interested in the next edition of AACR, here are a few news items about this effort. They are provided by Barbara Tillet, a member of the Joint Steering Committee for Revision of AACR (JSC).


1. Outcomes of the JSC meetings are posted under "News & Announcements"  on the JSC Web site at You will find plans for the next AACR here.


2. JSC has decided to take a new direction in the new edition of AACR. Ms. Tillet presented a short version of RDA ("Resource Description and Access") at the FRBR Workshop in early May. "Resource Description and Access" is the working title of the new edition of AACR. You can download her presentation via


3. An updated PowerPoint file about RDA will be posted at the JSC Web site very soon.


Hope this helps.






Ingrid Hsieh-Yee, Ph.D.


School of Library and Information Science Catholic University of America Washington, D.C.  20064

Phone: (202) 319-6270

Fax: (202) 319-5574





Advances in Library Administration and Organization: “Culture, Context and History in the Post-Soviet World of Information Institutions, Resources and Practices.” : Elsevier series


Open Lib/Info Sci Education Forum [JESSE@LISTSERV.UTK.EDU]; on behalf of; J Nyce [jnyce@ROCKETMAIL.COM]                        Thu 8/09/2005 9:48 PM              JESSE@LISTSERV.UTK.EDU                        Call for Papers: LIS in the Post Soviet World


 JM Nyce




We invite contributions for a new volume in the Elsevier series Advances in Library Administration and

Organization: “Culture, Context and History in the Post-Soviet World of Information Institutions, Resources and Practices.”


This volume is inspired by the cross-national and comparative research of Richard Quandt, Christine Borgman, Andrew Lass, Nadia Caidi, all of which raise fundamental questions about the role culture, context and history have played in the post-Soviet reproduction and transformation of information institutions, resources and practices across the former Soviet bloc.


We are particularly interested in original contributions that address one or more of the following issues:


The definitions, understandings and roles played by local concepts of “culture” and


”cooperation” in the construction of cross-national information agendas in the post-Soviet space;


The character of the relationship between local concepts of “public” and “private” and the roles this specific relationship has played in the reproduction, transformation and/or invention of institutions dedicated to the management and provision of information;


Transformations in the social uses of libraries, ICTs, and public/private collections in the post-Soviet space;


Transformations in the understanding, goals and significance of “reading” over the past ten to fifteen years.


We welcome contributions from any discipline. We are particularly interested in receiving original contributions from scholars outside of the US.


Although we will consider shorter or longer papers, submissions should be 10,000 to 12,500 word, formatted in APA style and submitted via email. The deadline for submissions is June 1, 2006.


If you prefer to correspond or submit manuscripts by mail, please address all correspondence to:


William Graves III

Associate Professor of Humanities

English and Cultural Studies Department

Bryant University

1150 Douglas Pike

Smithfield, Rhode Island 02917



For inquiries regarding the journal “Advances in Library Administration and Organization,” please contact James M Nyce at or at the following address:


James M. Nyce

Associate Professor

School of Library and Information Management Emporia State 1200 Commercial Street Emporia, Kansas 66801 USA


AMeGA (Automatic Metadata Generation Applications) project:  final report


John D Byrum []              Tue 29/03/2005 1:08 AM          ; AUTOCAT@listserv.BUFFALO.EDU

[IFLA-L] Automatic Metadata Generation Applications Project Report


The Library of Congress is pleased to announce publications of the final report for the AMeGA (Automatic Metadata Generation Applications) project.


      Greenberg, J., Spurgin, K., and Crystal, A.  (2005).

      Final Report for the AMeGA (Automatic Metadata Generation

      Applications) Project.  Submitted to the Library of Congress

      February, 17, 2005. Available at:


The final report can also be found on the Library of Congress Web site for the Bicentennial Conference on Bibliographic Control for the New Millennium at, which seeks to provide leadership to libraries and other information centers in confronting the challenges of networked resources and the Web.


Dr. Greenberg served as Principal Investigator (PI) for the AMeGA project, a research grant which lasted a full year. AMeGA stands for _A_utomatic _Me_tadata _G_eneration _A_pplications project and the project had for goal to identify and recommend functionalities for applications supporting automatic metadata generation in the library/bibliographic control community. The project was conducted in connection Section 4.2 of the Library of Congress Bibliographic Control Action Plan.  The Action Plan's charge for section 4.2 is to "Develop specifications for a tool that will enable libraries to extract [and harvest] metadata from Web-based resources in order to create catalog records and that will detect and report changes in resource content and bibliographic data in order to maintain those records. Communicate the specifications to the vendor community and encourage their adoption."


The AMeGA research project pursed three main goals:


1) Evaluate the current automatic metadata generation applications (in the following categories: document presentation software, tools created specifically for metadata generation, and online library cataloging modules for creating metadata);


2) Survey metadata professionals to get a consensus on which aspects of metadata generation are most amenable to automation and semi-automation; and


3) Compile a final report of recommended functionalities for automatic metadata generation applications. The final report was reviewed and endorsed by the Metadata Generation Task Force (MGTF).


The report acknowledges the contributions of the MGTF members for their participation and their expert advice.  In addition, since the final report was based partially on survey data gathered from a variety of participants that were recruited via a number of listservs, Dr. Greenberg also expressed her gratitude for input of the survey participants, both for the quality and depth of their responses.


To find out more about the AMeGA project, please go to AMeGA Project Web site:


John D. Byrum, Jr.

Chief, Regional & Cooperative Cataloging Library of Congress Washington, D. C. 20540-4380 USA

Tel: +(202) 707-6511

Fax: +(202) 707-2824




Bias, Misinformation, and Disinformation in Informing Systems

Open Lib/Info Sci Education Forum [JESSE@LISTSERV.UTK.EDU]; on behalf of; Eli Cohen [EliCohen@INFORMINGSCIENCE.ORG]     Mon 8/08/2005 12:06 PM        JESSE@LISTSERV.UTK.EDU        Call for Chapters: Bias, Misinformation, and Disinformation in Informing Systems


IS World reader,


I am looking for chapters for a book on Bias, Misinformation, and Disinformation in Informing Systems.  The book will be published by the Informing Science Press <> , so the finished work will be available online free to everyone, without regard to membership.  It will also be available in print for little more than the cost of publishing at <> , as well as on Amazon for quite a bit more money.


We are interested in chapters that deal with the problem from a variety of viewpoints: technical, philosophical, systems, psychology and social sciences, journalism, library and information science, other referent discipline, or an example of using information technology in biased, misinforming, or disinforming manner.  


So please share this Call for Chapters with your colleagues from other disciplines.


What are Bias, Misinformation, Disinformation and Propaganda?  Kenneth G. Wilson in the Columbia Guide to Standard American English (1993) defines disinformation, misinformation, and propaganda as follows:


 Disinformation is a relatively new word, meaning “deliberately false or distorted information given out in order to mislead or deceive.” Misinformation, a much older word, means “inaccurate or erroneous information, provided usually without conscious effort at misleading, deceiving, or persuading one way or another.” Propaganda is “information, ideas, and the like spread in order to advance or injure a cause.” Presumably propaganda could contain a mixture of truth, misinformation, and disinformation; the main point is that whatever information there is will be so arranged, edited, and displayed that it will assist the cause the propagandist supports or injure the cause the propagandist hopes to damage. The suppression of information can of course play a part in all three.


 This book applies these terms (bias, misinformation, and disinformation) to informing system:


a.       Bias. All systems created by people, including information systems, are biased since data must be filtered out or summarized and the decision on how to do this is affected by human bias.  (A corollary of this is that all news reports are biased, even though many reporters are ignorant of their own bias.)  Bias is a nature byproduct in the creation of an information system.  We define bias, then, as failure to fully inform.


b.       Misinforming is used to mean provide incorrect information without intention, that is reporting untrue information as true.


c.       Disinforming we define as reporting untrue information as true, with knowledge that it is not true.  Its purpose is to deceive.


 Expanding these thoughts. I will write the introductory chapter for the book; it will expand of these ideas and definitions.  Let me know if you are interested and I will send you an article I wrote in 2000.


 Here is how I foresee the book developing: 


Chapter Review Site and Schedule. Over the next two months, say by the end of September, please visit <>  to upload your first draft.  Before uploading your paper to the website, please remove any identifying information from the document, such as your name or affiliation.  I will read your paper and have it blind reviewed by others to ensure that it holds together and would be a good addition to the book.


I will get back with you in late November with my thoughts on how well your paper fits.  If your paper fits well with the others papers of the book, I will have you read all the other papers so that you can refer to them in your paper, as appropriate. The idea here is to add a sense of unity and cohesiveness to the books, to make it more than just a bunch of separate papers. Of course, I will also provide you with my editorial feedback.


If I will be using your paper in the book, I will invite you to attend the Informing Science conference ( <> ) to present your paper at the reduced delegate rate. Next year the conference will be held in Manchester, England.


Selected papers, whether or not included in the book, will be considered for the journal Informing Science ( <> ).


Final drafts will be due in January so that, if all goes smoothly, the book will available in the first half of  2006. Online, it will be available for free.  Printed versions will be sold through <>  for about $60, or so, and also through for $100. Authors and ISI members (see <> ) will be able to buy the book at a special reduced rate.  Since we are not trying to make a profit on the book, we can’t give you a free copy, but will give you a free ISI membership that enables you to buy this and other ISPress books at essentially the cost of publishing.


Please let me know if you are interested in this project by emailing me at <> .  (I will be away from electricity from August 13-21, but will reply on my return.)


All the best,



Eli Cohen, Informing Science Institute


Membership in Informing Science Institute costs 25USD.  Please visit <>  to join online.





Book Donations for Development


Gwynneth Evans []           Fri 13/05/2005 9:13 PM

[IFLA-L] Announcement of a New Publication on Book Donations


Book Donations for Development, written by Mauro Rosi of the Division of Arts and Cultural Enterprise of the Cultural Sector of UNESCO, has just been edited, designed and printed in Canada by CODE. It is available as a pdf. file at


This handbook builds on the work of UNESCO, CODE and the International Book Bank which together sponsored an international symposium entitled, Donated Book Programs: A Dialogue of Partners, in Baltimore, USA, in 1992. The Center for the Book at the Library of Congress published the proceedings in 1993. 


The present handbook provides both policy and practical information for donors and recipients of book donation projects. It is intended as an educational and training tool. It sets book donations within the context of the book chain and the importance of supporting the book industry in every UN member state, with special attention to those in the Developing World. 


Hardcopies of Book Donations for Development are available from CODE for distribution through non-governmental agencies and library associations/institutions involved in book donation projects. Copies will be brought to the IFLA meetings in Oslo, by Yvonne Appiah, Executive Director of CODE, and Gwynneth Evans.


La donation du livre pour le développement appeared in 2004 and has been distributed through Culture et développement in Grenoble, France.


For further information, please e-mail Gwynneth Evans, Chair, Reading Section, at or  


This statement may be forwarded to section websites, newsletters and library associations or institutions involved or associated with book donations projects.  It will not be possible for CODE to send individual copies to each requester. It would therefore be very helpful for those interested in hardcopies to identify an organization or association which could distribute the document within a region or country.




Center for Digital Discourse and Culture(CDDC): call for proposal; on behalf of; Jeremy Hunsinger []        Thu 5/05/2005 1:19 AM 


[Asis-l] Call For Proposals-CDDC



Please distribute as appropriate.



The Center for Digital Discourse and Culture(CDDC) is announcing an expanded call for proposal for our Research E-ditions, Hosting Services, and our new Digital Originals publishing series.


CDDC in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University is accepting new manuscripts for digital modes of publication in its Research E-ditions series. The CDDC ( ) has been in operation for nearly two years, and it publishes hypertext journals, hosts digital research archives, and cooperates with many international cyberculture organizations.


As an entirely digital point-of-publication, the CDDC will review and then produce professional academic research works--either single-authored or edited collections--in a digital format. Proposals could take the form of an "e-book" that simply makes available a scholarly monograph in online format, or a collection of academic papers organized around a central theme, or a fully hypertextual experiment with new forms of digital discourse. Arrangements can be made for "print on demand" (POD) paper versions of these works, but the main focus of the CDDC is to explore the new communicative potentials of hypertext, hypermedia, and web-centered publication. The review processes will be as extensive and rigorous as those experienced in print academic communication, but it too will be conducted in a fully on-line format.



Research E-ditions

All topics are potentially of interest in the Research E-ditions series, however, we are particularly interested in manuscripts, digital archives, and hypertexts from the humanities and social sciences relating to the areas of cyberculture, social theory, literary studies, digital art, and cultural studies. In addition, the CDDC is committed to proposals from applied and natural sciences that relate directly to the fields of bioinformatics, energy and environmental studies, and information technology and communications.



All topics and projects of academic interest that require hosting are solicited for the Hosting@CDDC project.  We host and mirror several major projects and have space for many more.   We host projects serving a broad set of communities.  We provide basic facilities of web hosting and listserv hosting.  Any requirements beyond basic hosting should be outlined in the proposal.  Hosting is frequently used in conjuction with various forms of community software, e-journal software, or related software to support artistic, academic, and related content.


Digital Originals

Digital Originals is open access publishing for book-like digital projects.  We are soliciting submissions from people who have materials that originate in the digital arena, and want them to be released either under a Creative Commons license or under an Open Content License. The original documents will be peer-reviewed, edited, and published with an ISBN assigned and made freely downloadable on the CDDC Website. 




Initial proposals should take the form of a 1 page description of the project, including a description of the services requested, a description of the project's audience, and provide current examples of the work (URLS) that is to be hosted or published.   All proposals will be peer reviewed with at least two reviewers and further information may be requested.  The review process is as rigorous as any academic publisher.


Proposals should be sent to


Jeremy Hunsinger

Center for Digital Discourse and Culture

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Digital Libraries: Policy, Planning and Practice Report


Amy Cole []            Sat 6/08/2005 12:12 AM        The Digital Libraries Report


I enclose details of our Digital Libraries: Policy, Planning and Practice Report.


Digital Libraries: Policy, Planning and Practice brings together a wealth of international experience in the planning and implementation of digital and hybrid library projects, providing a stimulating and informative handbook and reference for library staff and information managers.


It consists of chapters contributed by leading specialists from Europe, North America, South Africa and the Middle East, who offer their insight into the decision-making processes that have shaped a variety of different digitization programmes.


Beginning with introductory overviews of the digital library context, the US Digital Library Program and the UK e-lib and hybrid library programmes, Digital Libraries then divides into two main sections on policy and planning, and implementation and practice.


The first explores concerns such as financial and resource planning, digitized compared to born-digital content and related service issues, open access to scholarly research archives, policies for and against preservation and their justification, and evaluating electronic information services.


The second section is based on case studies on major European and North American digital library projects, including the Glasgow Digital Library, UCEEL (University of Central England Electronic Library), the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (discussed in the context of five international projects), the Indiana University music Variations and Variations2 Project, and the beginnings of the Library of Congress digital program and its integration into core library services.


The concluding chapter discusses the way forward for digital libraries in the context of experiences at Tilburg University library, and possible enabling or limiting factors in the future.


The result of drawing together these varied and illuminating experiences is a book that offers useful information and comparisons for all digital library project staff, institutional administrators, educators and developers of learning technology.


It also provides useful pointers for researchers and project staff involved in archive and museum projects, as well as introducing students to the key ingredients of successful digital libraries.


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Digital Preservation Award 2005: shortlist announcement


From: Kate Bradford []

Sent: Tuesday, 12 July 2005 8:41 PM


Subject: [padiforum-l] Digital Preservation Award 2005: shortlist announcement - press release


* Apologies for cross posting **


For immediate release  




- London, 12 July 2005 -


The Digital Preservation Award of £5,000 is sponsored by the Digital Preservation Coalition. This prestigious Award recognises the many new initiatives being undertaken in the challenging field of digital preservation.

Shortlisted for the Digital Preservation Award are:


1. Choosing the optimal digital preservation strategy

Applicant: Vienna University of Technology


The Vienna University of Technology recognises the difficulty in choosing a long-term preservation strategy, whether the material be digitised or born digital. It has developed a workflow evaluation tool to assist in the selection of an optimal preservation solution (eg. migration, emulation, or computer museum), thus enabling the user to make an informed, well documented and accountable decision for the implementation of a specific strategy for a given collection. Their approach has a wide application and has been successfully applied to video, audio and document records.



2. Digital Preservation Testbed

Applicant: National Archives of the Netherlands


The Digital Preservation Testbed project, developed by the Nationaal Archief of the Netherlands, is a practical research project to investigate options to secure long-term accessibility to archival records. The Archief carried out experiments based on series of solution-oriented research questions, in order to decide which preservation strategy or combination of strategies would be most suitable. The Testbed focused on three different methods for the long-term preservation of digital information, namely migration, XML and emulation. These methods are assessed not only in terms of their effectiveness, but also in terms of their limitations, cost and possibilities for use.  From June 2005, the Testbed will operate as the Digital Preservation System of the Nationaal Archief.



3. PREMIS (Preservation Metadata: Implementation Strategies)

Applicant: PREMIS Working Group


Sponsored by the OCLC and RLG, PREMIS is an international working group set up to define a core set of preservation metadata elements, applicable to a broad range of digital preservation activities and  to identify and evaluate alternative strategies for encoding, storing, managing, and exchanging preservation metadata - in particular, the core metadata elements - within and across digital preservation systems. Its activities culminated in the release of a Data Dictionary for Preservation Metadata: Final Report of the PREMIS Working Group (May 2005). The Data Dictionary is a comprehensive guide to core metadata for supporting the long-term preservation of digital materials. PREMIS has made a vital contribution to the development of effective digital preservation solutions by creating and moving forward an international standard for preservation metadata.



4. Reverse Standards Conversion

Applicant: British Broadcasting Corporation


The recovery of significant early British colour television programmes by the BBC, which were degraded when they were converted to an American TV standard in the late 1960s and early 1970s. An innovative project that overcomes problems dealing with an obsolete video format, resulting in the digital conversion of some 80 programmes to broadcast quality, ensuring their preservation for future generations.



5. UK Web Archiving Consortium

Applicant: The Consortium


Six leading UK institutions, The British Library, the National Libraries of Scotland and Wales, JISC, the National Archives and the Wellcome Library, have formed the UK Web Archiving Consortium (UKWAC) to deliver a searchable archive of selected UK websites. This pioneering project addresses the lifecycle of websites from selection, through rights clearance and capture, to access by the public and long-term preservation. The collaborative venture went live at on May 9th 2005.





All the shortlisted projects will give a presentation to the Digital Preservation Awards judges in September. The members of the 2005 judging panel are:


Richard Boulderstone (Chair of the Judging Panel), Director, e-Strategy, British Library Sheila Anderson, Director, Arts and Humanities Data Service Kevin Ashley, Head of the Digital Archives Department, University of London Computer Centre David Dawson, Head of the Digital Futures Team, Museums, Libraries and Archives Council Hans Jansen, Head of Research & Development Division, National Library of the Netherlands Maggie Jones, Executive Secretary, Digital Preservation Coalition (sponsor of the Digital Preservation Award) Chris Rusbridge, Director, Digital Curation Centre David Seaman, Executive Director, Digital Library Federation


See the Conservation Awards website for further information on the judging panel:



Also announced this week are the:


Student Conservator of the Year

Anna Plowden Award for Research & Innovation


The winners of the Conservation Awards will be announced at the British Museum on 22 November 2005.


- Ends -



Notes to Editors:

For further information, please contact:

Maggie Jones, Executive Secretary, Digital Preservation Coalition


Tel: 01904 435 362


The Digital Preservation Coalition sponsors the Digital Preservation Award under the banner of the Conservation Awards, which are supported by Sir Paul McCartney and managed in partnership by key organisations in conservation,  restoration and preservation management: the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council (MLA), the UK Institute for Conservation (UKIC), English Heritage, the Institute of Paper Conservation (IPC) and the National Preservation Office. UKIC and IPC are in the process of merging with other organisations during 2005 into a new larger professional body for conservation of the cultural heritage, the Institute of Conservation. The Anna Plowden Trust sponsors the Award for Research and Innovation in Conservation.


The Digital Preservation Coalition was established in 2001 to foster joint action to address the urgent challenges of securing the preservation of digital resources in the UK and to work with others internationally to secure our global digital memory and knowledge base. For further information see the website at


For further information on the Awards visit:





Digital Preservation, Curation and Collections: Several Major Reports; on behalf of; Richard Hill []          Tue 21/06/2005 7:03 PM;;;        [Asis-l] FW: [CNI-ANNOUNCE] Several Major Reports on DigitalPreservation, Curation and Collections


-----Original Message-----

From: CNI-ANNOUNCE -- News from the Coalition [] On Behalf Of Clifford Lynch

Sent: Monday, June 20, 2005 2:16 PM

To: CNI-ANNOUNCE -- News from the Coalition

Subject: [CNI-ANNOUNCE] Several Major Reports on Digital Preservation, Curation and Collections


In the past few days several important reports have been issued; I've collected pointers to them in a single message here.


The U. S. National Science Board has approved the release of the final version (subject to copy-editing) of Chris Greer's report on Long-Lived data collections. Chris gave a talk on this report at the spring CNI meeting, and I circulated a pointer to the earlier version of this report that was issued for comment in March 2005; the version that has just been posted incorporates many of the comments that were recieved on the draft report.


You can find this document at


I would urge anyone at a U.S. research institution or organization concerned with research to take the time to at least look at the executive summary of this very important report.


In addition, the Canadian National Research Council has issued its final report on the 18-month Canadian consultation on access to scientific research data. This is in important, interesting and timely document that serves as a fine complement and counterpoint to the U.S. report just discussed; it is much broader in terms of policy questions but also somewhat more tentative. Again, I would urge anyone interested in scientific or scholarly data curation to at least skim this important report. It can be found at:


In the UK, the JISC has announced a new series of awards (totalling some four million pounds) under its repositories program. For information on this, see:


and follow the pointers to the descriptions of the individual projects, many of which are of extraordinary interest.


Also in the UK, there has been a very interesting report out of the museum sector reflecting on the problems of collections too extensive to be exhibited:




Note that this page also contains pointers to several interesting ancillary documents, as well as some press material; the report proper is at:


Clifford Lynch

Director, CNI



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DLIST Advisory Board and DL-Harvest Established


Open Lib/Info Sci Education Forum [JESSE@LISTSERV.UTK.EDU]; on behalf of; Sue Myburgh [Sue.Myburgh@UNISA.EDU.AU]     

Thu 26/05/2005 4:57 AM                    JESSE@LISTSERV.UTK.EDU                     


Dear all

I would like to congratulate all of these colleagues on their appointment, and those who selected them.  It constitutes a wonderfully diverse group of scholars, who, I'm sure, will make a great contribution to the development of this facility.  I am particularly pleased to see the international representation from Europe, India and Singapore, as well as such long-standing leaders in the professions such as Michael Gorman.  This is a very exciting development.  Well done!

All the best



Sue Myburgh

Senior Lecturer

School of Communications, Information and New Media University of South Australia


-----Original Message-----

From: Open Lib/Info Sci Education Forum [mailto:JESSE@LISTSERV.UTK.EDU] On Behalf Of Anita S. Coleman

Sent: Thursday, 26 May 2005 3:41 AM


Subject: DLIST Advisory Board and DL-Harvest Established


*****Apologies for cross posting*****


Name: Anita Coleman

Phone: (520) 621-3565



We are pleased to announce the establishment of an Advisory Board for DLIST, Digital Library for Information Science and Technology, and delighted to invite the community to explore DL-Harvest.


The members of the first DLIST Advisory Board are:


Subiah Arunachalam, Distinguished Fellow, M S Swaminathan Research Foundation, Chennai, India


Julia Blixrud, Assistant Executive Director, Association for Research Libraries, Washington, DC


Rachel Bower, Co-Director, The Internet Scout Project, Madison, Wisconsin


Michael Gorman, Dean of Library Services, California State University, Fresno, California


Birger Hjorland, Research Professor, Royal School of Library and Information Science Copenhagen, Denmark


Christopher Khoo, Programme Director and Associate Professor, School of Communication & Information, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore


Scott Nicholson, Assistant Professor, School of Information Studies, Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York


Biographical sketches of the DLIST Advisory Board members are available at The Advisory Board is helping DLIST build a dynamic public domain for the library and information professions and disciplines.


DL-Harvest is a federated archive, an open aggregator service of DLIST.


brings together full-text, scholarly materials in the Information Sciences from many different OAI-PMH compliant repositories. DL-Harvest is using PKP Harvester with software improvements for flow control, sets, and advanced searching, that have been developed by DLIST Graduate Research Assistant, Joseph Roback. Besides DLIST, the current list of 11 archives harvested includes selective harvesting from ArXiV. DL-Harvest is available at


DLIST,, is a service of the School of Information Resources and Library Science and Learning Technologies Center, University of Arizona.  Seed monies for DLIST are from the University of Arizona College of Social and Behavioral Sciences and the Proposition 301 funded initiative of the Internet Technology Commerce and Design Institute, now the Arizona Center for Information Science and Technology. DLIST is running on EPrints2 archive-creating software, which generates eprints archives that are compliant with the Open Archives Protocol for Metadata Harvesting OAI v2.0.




The Document Theory Online discussion:  Join; on behalf of; Jean-Michel Salaün []        Tue 24/05/2005 4:26 AM;        [Asis-l] Join The Document Theory Online discussion NOW


Dear colleagues and friends


If you think it is interesting to discuss the characteristics of what you mostly are searching for on the Internet, a useful DOCUMENT, then join the online work on Document Theory, now in a bilingual form , go to

follow the guide how to contribute to the discussion.



It is a initiative taken by the International document research community primarily based on the French RTP-doc community,,

but also more and more document scholars around the world, related to the Document Academy, an international  network based on collaboration between Documentation Studies, University of Troms, Norway and SIMS, University of California.


French Document Scholars have for 2-3 years now worked on document theory through a collaborative writing process, better known as Monsieur Roger T.

Pedauque. The first paper, existing in a French version as well as in a English version, mention three main perspectives, form, sign and medium.

The first text focus on form,

while the second (only in French) focus on sign, on meaning,

The third one focus on document as medium or document and the medium dimension. The starting text has just been launched in a French and a English version and they are supposed to be discussed and revised during the coming months. At the Summerschool in Tromso in late June/Early July , There are still more seats available at the summerschool, a preliminary status text will be presented and discussed.  A more final version of the works by M. Roger will be presented at the DOCAM conference at Berkeley in October 7-9 2005.


If you think the document is an important dimension on the Internet, then join the discussion and be a part of the  emergent document theory building process




Niels W. Lund

professor, Chair of The document Academy, member of Roger T. Pedauque group



Niels Windfeld Lund, professor,

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e-Learning / e-Formation - New IFLA Publication


Sjoerd Koopman []         Tue 21/06/2005 8:25 PM

[IFLA-L] e-Learning / e-Formation - New IFLA Publication


NEW IFLA Publication


e-Learning for Management and Marketing in Libraries / e-Formation pour le marketing et le management des bibliothèques


Ed. by Daisy McAdam

(IFLA Publications; nr 115). Munich: Saur, 2005.


This publication reflects the content and richness of the IFLA satellite meeting held in Geneva, Switzerland, in 2003. It was devoted to e-learning for the marketing and management of libraries and was organized by the IFLA Management & Marketing Section, with the help of the University of Geneva, the Ecole nationale supérieure des sciences de l'information des bibliothèques (ENSSIB, France) and the Agence Intergouvernementale de la Francophonie-INTIF.


Contributions from experts examine the fundamental e-learning issues raised in Africa, Europe, India and North America, as well as illustrating the power and diversity of this new teaching medium. In the final, informal discussions, chaired by Réjean Savard and Jean-Michel Salaün, we are given many tentative insights into what the future holds for both teachers and students alike.



Cette publication reflète le contenu et la richesse du colloque satellite IFLA à Genève (Suisse), en 2003, consacré à la e-formation pour le marketing et le management des bibliothèques et organisé par la Section IFLA Management & Marketing, avec le soutien de l'Université de Genève, de l'Ecole nationale supérieure des sciences de l'information des bibliothèques (ENSSIB, France) et de l'Agence intergouvernementale de la Francophonie-INTIF.


Des contributions d'experts explorent les enjeux de la e-formation en Afrique, Europe, Inde et Amérique du Nord, en mettant en valeur la puissance et la diversité de ce nouveau moyen d'enseignement par les meilleures pratiques. Des échanges de points de vue, lors des discussions finales modérées par Réjean Savard et Jean-Michel Salaün, permettent de découvrir ce que l'avenir peut réserver dans ce domaine tant aux enseignants qu'aux étudiants.


e-Learning for Management and Marketing in Libraries / e-Formation pour le marketing et le management des bibliothèques. Ed. by/par Daisy McAdam.

München: Saur, 2005, 165 p.

(IFLA Publications; 115)

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E-LIS news


Andrea Marchitelli []          Mon 1/08/2005 1:27 AM


We would like to inform you that the new layout of E-LIS, the international open archive for Library and Information Science, has recently become public <>.


In addition to more personalised graphics, the new layout has brought a new and improved organisation of the information.

From the right column of the homepage it is possible to directly activate searches (by title, abstract, keyword or by full text); or to easily link to search pages (for simple or advanced searches) or browse pages (by author or editor, journal or book, subject, country and year of publication and by latest additions).

The left column lists the options dedicated to registered users, such as registration and deposit. In addition to these there are several information pages on the E-LIS archive, on its management policy and submission guidelines.

Also on the left column (Information --> Brochures) a link is available to a page with information and brochures in different languages, including Italian <>.


We would like to take this opportunity to inform you that in October 2005 the first international conference of E-LIS will be held in the Geneva offices of CERN. Additional information is available on the conference website <>.

Finally, we would like to inform those that are interested that during the next IFLA conference (in Oslo 14-18 August 2005) the new E-LIS poster, completed thanks to the sponsorship of AIDA, will be presented.



The Italian staff of E-LIS


Antonella De Robbio, E-LIS manager

Maria Cristina Bassi, Andrea Marchitelli, italian editors Zeno Tajoli, technician





Emerald Literati Club Newsline and award-winning papers


Emerald []       Tue 14/06/2005 7:57 PM       


This time of year is always enjoyable (despite the growing realization that another English summer will comprise largely of bad weather) as we finalize and announce the Emerald Literati Club Awards for Excellence.


The main awards - the Outstanding Papers - really do represent some of the best work our editors and editorial advisory board members, all of them experts in the fields, have seen in the last 12 months. All the winning papers are available for the next couple of months to download for free at


For the full Awards index, explanation and archive including results for Outstanding Special Issue, Leading Editors, Outstanding Service, Partnerships and ASLIB-Emerald awards and the Emerald Management Reviews Citations of Excellence, go to


We're proud of the journals we publish and the papers within them and appreciate the work that authors and editors do. We hope you will join with us in celebrating their achievements. And all of you publishing in an Emerald journal in 2005 will be eligible for one of the 2006 Awards for Excellence - good luck!


Congratulations also go to the 11 winners of the Emerald/EFMD Outstanding Doctoral Research Awards. This is an exciting initiative, new for 2005, which allows the sponsoring Emerald journals to encourage and connect with researchers at the start of their careers, rewarding entries based on the significance, quality and implications of the research. See the winners at


In a related story, Emerald has secured support for the 2006 research funding awards from ALCS, the Authors' Licensing and Collecting Society.

ALCS represents the interests of UK writers in the collective management of secondary rights in the United Kingdom and in over 35 countries overseas.

You can read the announcement at


"Authors' rights" is the latest installment of Michael Seadle's 'Copyright in the networked world' column from Library Hi Tech that has been made available on the Emerald copyright website. Find out which rights matter, how to retain those rights and which publishers make it easy.

This is a PDF file:


Emerald is pleased to announce the acquisition of a number of titles previously published by Henry Stewart as well as the prestigious International Journal of Logistics Management. Full details are at


We are always looking for experienced authors who would like to get involved in the next stages of editorial contribution, either for these new journals or with our more established titles. Find out how at



Best regards,


Chris Perry

Web Services Editor,

Emerald Group Publishing Limited.



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Emotional Design: The Emergent Affective Paradigm in Information Behavior Research and Theory:  Call for manuscripts


Open Lib/Info Sci Education Forum []; on behalf of; Diane Nahl [nahl@HAWAII.EDU] Thu 15/09/2005 3:12 AM        Reminder: Call for book chapters--new SIG USE book


Call for manuscripts for a peer-reviewed book: Emotional Design: The Emergent Affective Paradigm in Information Behavior Research and Theory. (Medford, New Jersey: Information Today, Inc.).


Editors: Diane Nahl (University of Hawaii at Manoa, Information and Computer Sciences Department, Library and Information Science Program) and Dania Bilal (University of Tennessee, Knoxville, College of Communication & Information, School of Information Sciences).


Important Dates:

Abstracts (500 words) due: September 30, 2005 Full papers due: February 28, 2006 Authors receive reviews: April 30, 2006 Final papers due: May 31, 2006 Anticipated publication: Late 2007


Submissions: Abstracts and manuscripts may be sent by attachment to the editors in RTF or MS Word format. Diane Nahl or Dania Bilal


The purpose of this book is to establish a focus on affective and emotional dimensions in information behavior (IB) research, based upon recent theoretical developments and research findings in information science and the cognate fields of cognitive science, psychology, ethnomethodology, communication, and computer science. The affective paradigm established in this book traces its origins to early work in education and cognitive science. In 1950, Erik Erikson published his still influential theory of socio-emotional development from birth to old age. In 1956, Benjamin Bloom, David Krathwohl and Bertram Masia published the Taxonomy of Educational Objectives: Handbook II: Affective Domain that is still used to develop instruction according to the principle of internalization. In the late 1960?s, Herbert Simon (1967) identified emotion as a major challenge to cognitive science due to emotion?s determining effect on cognition (Motivational and emotional controls of cognition.

Psychological Review 74(1): 29-39).


This book introduces the new research areas of affective issues in situated information seeking and use, and the affective paradigm applied to IB in a variety of populations, cultures and contexts. The book is primarily concerned with IB research findings on the user perspective, the user experience and how emotional aspects can be mitigated or enhanced through design that is informed by use and by users who directly participate in information design. The chapters in the book will present IB research relating to a variety of theories, Web technologies, everyday settings, populations, communities, ages, ethnicities and cultures that are engaged in information seeking and use.



A significant 35-year trend in social sciences research has been the development of ethnographic, observational, and self-reporting methodologies capable of examining the higher mental and emotional processes involved in naturalistic or situated behavior. This user-based methodological trend is driven by the need to reduce artificiality by obtaining concurrent process data that is collected while behavior occurs. Cognitive and affective data that is inherent in actual situations is needed to create environments, systems, and services that are truly responsive to the needs of the individuals inhabiting and using these environments. Such data permit analyses of situated cognitive and affective processes, yielding much needed knowledge of the dynamic role of motivation, emotions, feelings, values and preferences in influencing choice-making and decision-making.


Over the past 25 years, information scientists have applied these methodologies to examine situated information processing and use in order to gain a fuller understanding of human IB.

These methodologies have revealed the vital role of emotions and affect in information processing and use (early studies include: Wilson, 1981; Dervin, 1983; Nahl, 1985; Mellon, 1986; Kuhlthau, 1988; Ingwerson, 1992; Bilal, 2000; among others). The benefits of a holistic approach to studying IB in context will include the development of new design principles that enable the creation of humane interfaces, services and information settings.


Related sub-disciplines have contributed useful research and theory, including Brenda Dervin?s sense-making (emerged in the 1970s), the positive bias effect in cognitive processing (emerged in 1983), emotional intelligence (Goleman, 1995), affective science (emerged in 1995), affective computing (Picard, 1997), affective neuroscience (emerged in 1998), affective education (Steinberg, 1998), self-science (emerged in 1999) and positive psychology (emerged in 2000). Research in these cognate areas is germane to the study of the emotional aspects of IB, and much of it will be integrated for the first time into a coherent body of findings that inform IB research and theory.


Partial Table of Contents:



Part 1: Establishing the Affective Paradigm in Information Behavior Research The Affective Revolution in Information Behavior Research and Theory. Diane Nahl The Affective Paradigm and User Information Seeking. Dania Bilal The Positive Bias Effect in Information Behavior. Diane Nahl


Part 2: Affective Information Behavior in Context Affective Dimensions in Information Encountering. Sanda Erdelez (School of Information Science and Learning Technologies, University of Missouri-Columbia) Information and Everyday Life. Karen Fisher (University of Washington, The Information



Part 3: Children?s IB is Inherently Emotional Emotional MetaData: Children's Responses to Books in the International Children's Digital Library. Allison Druin, Sheri Massey & Ann Weeks (University of Maryland, College of Information Studies, Institute for Advanced Computer Studies)


Topics may include but are not limited to:

Affectively enabled system design

Augmented cognition studies

Affective dimensions of information seeking and use in various age groups (e.g., children, youth, seniors and the elderly, baby-boomers, Gen-X and Y, Millennials, etc.) Affective aspects of information seeking and use in specific populations or specific settings Emotion studies Folksonomy studies Humane system design Online community studies User experience studies Value-sensitive design


Methods and analyses may include but are not limited to: focus groups, interviews, online discussion groups, participatory design, ethnographic analysis, content analysis, think-aloud protocol analysis, discourse analysis, speech act analysis, conversation analysis, interaction analysis, sense-making analysis and other forms of qualitative data analysis.


Copyright & Permissions: Proceeds from this book will go to ASIS&T SIG USE (Information Seeking and Use) to support five SIG USE awards. Contributors will sign a standard agreement assigning copyright to ASIS&T. Contributors are responsible for securing copyright permission by the manuscript submission deadline for the use of tables and figures that are not originally created for the submission.


Content & Style: Contributors will use a standard ASIS&T style sheet and APA style for the references. Manuscripts are limited to 4-5,000 words inclusive of tables, figures and references. Manuscripts must be original, not previously published and have a major focus on the affective dimensions in information behavior.


Important Dates:

Abstracts (500 words) due: September 30, 2005 Full papers due: February 28, 2006 Authors receive reviews: April 30, 2006 Final papers due: May 31, 2006 Anticipated publication: Late 2007


Submissions: Abstracts and manuscripts may be sent by attachment to the editors in RTF or MS Word format. Diane Nahl or Dania Bilal


Editors' Bios:

Diane Nahl is Associate Professor at the University of Hawaii, Information & Computer Sciences Department, Library and Information Science Program. She holds a BA in Psychology, an MLS and a PhD in Communication and Information Sciences from the University of Hawaii. Her 20-year research program has focused on affective issues in information seeking, encompassing information behavior, information problem solving, human-system interaction, information technology literacy, and affective and cognitive information processing.


Dania Bilal is an Associate Professor at the University of Tennessee, School of Information Sciences, College of Communication and Information. She holds a BS in Communications and Documentation from the College of Communication and Information Management at the Lebanese University (Beirut, Lebanon) and both an MSLS and a PhD in Library and Information Studies from Florida State University. Her research focuses on children and young adults'

information seeking behavior, system design, human-computer interaction, cognitive and affective information seeking of children and adult users, and user-centered interface design, especially for young users.


Dr. Diane Nahl, University of Hawai'i at Manoa Information and Computer Sciences Department Library and Information Science Program 1680 East-West Road, Honolulu, HI 96822

voice: 808-956-3494    FAX: 808-956-5835





Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science (ELIS) Editors Named


Open Lib/Info Sci Education Forum [JESSE@LISTSERV.UTK.EDU]; on behalf of; Pat Payne [payne@GSEIS.UCLA.EDU]

Thu 21/04/2005 2:41 AM        JESSE@LISTSERV.UTK.EDU       


(Forwarded on behalf of Virginia Walter, Chair, Department of Information Studies, UCLA)


          I am very pleased to announce that Professors Marcia J. Bates and Mary Niles Maack in the Department of Information Studies at UCLA have accepted appointment as Editors of the Third Edition of the Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science (ELIS), published by Marcel Dekker. They will be taking over from current editor Dr. Miriam Drake in June of this year.


        With the help of an expanded Editorial Board to be appointed this summer, Drs. Bates and Maack plan to engage in a thorough review of the overall plan for the encyclopedia.  They intend to re-conceptualize the Encyclopedia for the greatly expanded domains of the information professions and institutions in the Internet Age. There will be extensive coverage of dynamic and recently emerging topics such as informatics and social studies of information. In addition, many new articles will be added on a broad range of topics relevant to information science and systems, libraries, archives, and museum studies. Through updates to the electronic version, subscribers will be able to follow areas of the field that are rapidly changing.


        Drs. Bates and Maack bring extensive research, publishing, and practitioner experience in library and information science to their new duties. One or both have been active in a number of relevant professional associations, including the American Library Association (ALA), the American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIST), the Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE), the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM),  the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing (SHARP), The American Records Management Association (ARMA), and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).



        Dr. Bates' many research and practice-oriented publications are among the most highly cited in the field of library and information science (  Recent publications include "The Cascade of Interactions in the Digital Library Interface" (Information Processing and Management), and "Multimedia Research Support for Visiting Scholars in Museums, Libraries, and Universities" (Information Technology and Libraries).   She has consulted extensively in a wide variety of information-related contexts, including the Library of Congress, the Getty Information Institute, the information and database industry, and with Web startup companies.  She has spoken  or consulted in Guatemala, Portugal, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, and the Federated States of Micronesia.  Her teaching and research focus has been  on user-centered design of information systems, information seeking behavior, online searching, and the organization of information.


        Dr. Bates,  a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Pomona College, and an M.L.S. and Ph.D. graduate of the University of California at Berkeley, has received the ASIST Research Award and has twice received the "Best Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology Paper of the Year Award," for papers, respectively, on information searching and the nature of information science. She is a recipient of the Frederick J. Kilgour Award for Research in Library and Information Technology, sponsored by the ALA's Library and Information Technology Association and the Online Computer Library Center, Inc. (OCLC).  Dr. Bates served on the California Library Association's Taskforce on the Future of Library Education, and has received the ALISE "Contributions to LIS Education Award."  She is also an elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.


     Dr. Maack ( ) graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Illinois in Urbana with a BA degree in history.  On completing  her M.L.S. at Columbia University in New York she worked  at New York Public Library, first as a children's librarian at two branches in the Bronx  and then as a reference librarian at the

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.   She then returned to Columbia School of Library Service where she completed her doctorate. Her first book, Libraries in  Senegal (Chicago, American Library Association, 1981) was based on her thesis research in West Africa. Since then she has lectured and consulted in fourteen countries in Africa, working under the auspices of the United States Agency for International Development and the United States Information Agency.  She has also been invited to speak in Canada, Germany, Russia and has spent considerable time in France where she held a Fulbright lectureship at the French National Graduate Library School (Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Bibliothèques) in 1982-83. Since then she has continued her research in cross cultural studies and is now working on a history of American books in France from World War I through the end  of the Cold War.


       Professor Maack is also doing research for a comparative study of the first generation of  women librarians in France, Britain and the United States.  Her work on gender issues includes a monograph entitled Aspirations and Mentoring in an Academic Environment which she co-authored with Joanne Passet.  She has also authored numerous articles that have appeared in a number of major refereed journals in the field. Her publications also include contributions to several reference books, including the American Library Association World Encyclopedia  and the Dictionary of American Library Biography. Dr. Maack has received two ALA awards, the Justin Winsor Essay Prize, and the Jesse Shera Research Award. At UCLA she has taught in the areas of information access and reference services,  information in society, women in the professions, and library history; she is also closely involved with the California Center for the Book.




Greynet Award 2005


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Indian Books - On Library Science  EP 1598T*/


kkagencies []        Wed 27/04/2005 4:23 PM        Two Indian Books - On Library Science / EP 1598T*/


Dear Research/Information Specialist:

                                                                                                                                                          T*/Editor's Pick (EP): 1598


Here are two newly-added publications on Library Science which could be of interest to you.


1. Information Management : Trends and Issues / Editors: Dr. B. Ramesh Babu, Dr. A. A. Vaishnav and Dr. S. Gopalakrishnan, Associate Editor: Dr.

D. B. Ramesh


2. Information Management with IT Application / Dr. K. C. Sahoo



                                         --(Further details on these titles are given below)


We have a **special discounted price shown in our offer against 'Your Price' applicable on all orders reaching us till 20 May 2005**. Also, we _make all shipments by registered AIRMAIL with no additional charges_.





1. Information Management : Trends and Issues / Editors: Dr. B. Ramesh Babu, Dr. A. A. Vaishnav and Dr. S. Gopalakrishnan, Associate Editor: Dr.

D. B. Ramesh.  1st ed. New Delhi, Researchco Book Centre.  2003.  xxv, 500 p. ills. 25 cm.

Festschrift in honour of Prof. S. Seetharama.

List Price: $ 50.00     Your Price: $ 45.00

ISBN: 8190178504        KK-31856










Festschrift Committee


About Editors




Our Contributors


                                             Section 1

                                  Information Management: General



                                             Section 2

                                         Library Management


                                             Section 3

                                        Information Society


                                             Section 4

                                  Knowledge / Content Management


                                             Section 5

                                            Data Mining


                                             Section 6

                               Information Storage and Retrieval Tools


                                             Section 7

                                    Database Management Systems


                                             Section 8

                                 Information Analysis, Consolidation

                                            and Repackaging


                                             Section 9

                                       Information Marketing


                                             Section 10

                                        Implications of IT on

                                        Information Management


                                              Section 11

                             Electronic / Digital / Virtual Libraries


                                              Section 12

                                  Prof. S. Seetharama : A Profile,

                                      Studies and Impressions


Dr. B. Ramesh Babu is Professor in the Department of Library and Information Science, University of Madras. He possesses triple Masters'

degrees in Commerce, Political Science and Library and Information Science and Doctorate in Library and Information Science. He has been awarded Dr.

S. R. Ranganathan Memorial Gold Medal by the University of Mysore and Commonwealth Fellowship for Post-Doctoral research for the year 1999/2000 and worked in the Dept. of Information Science, Loughborough University, U.K.


Dr. Ashwini A. Vaishnav, earned Doctorate in Library and Information Science from Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabad in 1995. She has been heading the Department of Library and Information Science at Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabad since

1994 and became Professor in 1999.


Dr. S. Gopalakrishnan is Asst. University Librarian, Anna University, MIT, Chennai.





2. Information Management with IT Application / Dr. K. C. Sahoo.  1st ed.

Ludhiana, Medallion Press.  2004.  xii, 260 p. ills. 23 cm.

List Price: $ 39.70     Your Price: $ 35.70

ISBN: 8188252115        KK-31351




There is information explosion now. With the traditional tools of

librarianship, an effective bibliographical control and accessing of

information is not possible. The gap between the information available and

that which is being communicated to the user is, therefore, increasing.

Information scenario is changing fast, so also is the technology. Computer

and telecommunication technologies have joined hands in locating,

organizing, storing, retrieving and disseminating of information to meet

needs of the users. Networking, which has made sharing and exchange of

information among libraries and information centres possible is also the

gift given by these technologies. The present work of Dr. K. C. Sahoo deals

with new innovations and emerging technologies which are influencing and

dominating the LIS scenario and facilitating accessing information. Some of

the topics dealt with are: Digital libraries, IT application, Library and

Information networks, Electronic Books and Journals, Information

Management, Management Information System, Inflibnet, Internet, Multimedia

Information and Systems, Library Software packages, What and Why of CDs,

Information seeking behaviour, Unrestricted flow of information, Marketing

of Information, Intellectual Property Rights, etc. Peers in the field of

Library and Information Science have come together to discuss the above

topics in depth and offer feasible solutions to the problems concerning

information management and communication.










1. Understanding Information / R. G. Prasher


2. Digital Libraries : Development and Challenges / R. K. Sharma


3. IT Application in Libraries / Devinder Kaur


4. Management of Information / Jagtar Singh


5. Digital Information System and Services / M. P. Satija


6. Information Seeking Behaviour in a Digital Library / R. K. Mahapatra


7. Management Information System / B. Parida


8. Unrestricted Flow of Information / Hemant Sharma


9. E-Publishing : Beginning of an Era of E-Journals / Neelam Thapa


10. E-Journals : Acquisition and Management / S. S. Kushwah


11. Electronic Books : Management and Use / M. Natrajan


12. Information Networks in India : An Overview / P. Padhi


13. Internet Revolution : Its Impact on Libraries / Asha Narang


14. INFLIBNET Centre : Aims and Achievements / H. S. Chopra


15. Libraries and Multimedia Information and Systems / Prem Singh


16. Compact Disks-What, Why and How? / Alka Bansal


17. LIbrary Software Packages / D. Devarajan


18. Marketing in Library and Information Context / Roshan Raina


19. IT and Marketing of Library and Information Services / Amritpal Kaur


20. Intellectual Property Rights / B. Chakrabarti


Select Bibliography




1. Amritpal Kaur, Reader & Head, Dept. of Library & Information Science,

GND University, Amritsar.


2. Alka Bansal, Scientist C, Defence Scientific Information & Documentation

Centre, Delhi.


3. B. Chakrabarty, Professor of Library & Information Science, University

of Calcutta, Kolkata.


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