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Washington, DC—Dr. Anne-Imelda Radice, Director of the Institute of Museum and Library Services ( IMLS ), announced today that 776 museums, libraries, and archives, representing every state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Guam have been selected to receive the IMLS Connecting to Collections Bookshelf.
People Transforming Information - Information Transforming People October 24-29, 2008, Hyatt Regency, Columbus, Ohio
The Sunday, October 26 plenary will be an interactive session featuring
- Geneveive Bell, director, User Experience Group Intel Digital Home Group
- Howard Rheingold, author, editor and lecturer at UC Berkeley and Stanford University
- Andrew Keen, host of AfterTV and Silicon Valley entrepreneur.
Now available: new OCLC membership report -- From Awareness to Funding: A study of library support in America
OCLC was awarded a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to explore attitudes and perceptions about library funding and to evaluate the potential of a large-scale marketing and advocacy campaign to increase public library funding in the U.S. The findings of this research are now available in the latest OCLC report, From Awareness to Funding: A study of library support in America.
Among the findings from the report:
Are you a librarian into user experience design? Got a website, content delivery service, or really cool idea you want to try out on a diverse professional audience? Want to share ideas and enthusiasm with librarians, information architects, usability engineers, user experience designers, and other information professionals?
You can do just that at InfoCamp Seattle 2008, an unconference for the user-centered information industry! It'll be in beautiful Seattle, in a renovated historic schoolhouse now called the Youngstown Cultural Arts Center. Save the date now: September 27-28, 2008.
A peer-reviewed, international quarterly, the Journal is published by Haworth Press, now part of the Taylor & Francis Group, with offices in
Philadelphia, London, and other countries. A complimentary sample copy may be
obtained by sending an e-mail to .
Papers are welcomed in the areas of:
* library website design
* usability testing of library or library-related sites
* cataloging or classification of web-based information
* international issues in web librarianship
* scholars' use of the web
* information architecture
4th International Digital Curation Conference - Radical Sharing:
Closing Date for Submissions: 25 July 2008
In partnership with the National e-Science Centre and supported by the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) we are holding our 4th International Digital Curation Conference on 1-3 December 2008 at the Hilton Edinburgh Grosvenor hotel in Edinburgh, Scotland.
The Portable Document Format (PDF), undeniably one of the most commonly used formats for electronic documents, is now accessible as an ISO International Standard - ISO 32000-1. This move follows a decision by Adobe Systems Incorporated, original developer and copyright owner of the format, to relinquish control to ISO, who is now in charge of publishing the specifications for the current version (1.7) and for updating and developing future versions.
Featured Document Display: Ping Pong Diplomacy
August 1-28, East Rotunda Gallery
The display highlights a State Department "Intelligence Brief" noting
remarks made by Chinese Premier Chou En-lai to the U.S. table tennis team
during their visit to China. The Premier emphasized the "new page" in the
relationship between the United States and China with the adoption of a
"people's diplomacy." The display also includes a picture of the U.S. table
tennis team at the Great Wall of China in April 1971.
History Declassified: Nixon in China
The following is a text-only press release from the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). An HTML version of this release can be read on the agency's Web site at http://www.imls.gov/news/2008/061708.shtm
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 17, 2008
IMLS Press Contacts
Institute of Museum and Library Services Awards More Than $20 Million to Support Librarians
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Open Archives Initiative Announces Public Beta Release of Object Reuse and Exchange Specifications
Ithaca, NY and Los Alamos, NM, June 2, 2008 – Over the past eighteen months the Open Archives Initiative (OAI), in a project called Object Reuse and Exchange (OAI-ORE), has gathered international experts from the publishing, web, library, and eScience community to develop standards for the identification and description of aggregations of online information resources. These aggregations, sometimes called compound digital objects, may combine distributed resources with multiple media types including text, images, data, and video. The goal of these standards is to expose the rich content in these aggregations to applications that support authoring, deposit, exchange, visualization, reuse, and preservation. Although a motivating use case for the work is the changing nature of scholarship and scholarly communication, and the need for cyberinfrastructure to support that scholarship, the intent of the effort is to develop standards that generalize across all web-based information including the increasing popular social networks of “web 2.0”.