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Digitisation Perspectives

INVITATION TO A BOOK LAUNCH FOR

‘DIGITISATION PERSPECTIVES’

Digitisation Perspectives
Edited by Ruth Rikowski

Sense Publishers, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 2011

ISBN 978-94-6091-297-9 (pbk); 978-94-6091-6 (hdbk);

978-94-6091-299-3 (e-book)

£35.00 (pbk); £75.00 (hdbk)

https://www.sensepublishers.com/product_info.php?products_id=1158&osCsid=f255a6ffa2e20417688cf96c4ae8976e

Part of Book Series: ‘Educational Futures: Rethinking Theory and Practice’

Series Editor: Michael A. Peters

Digitisation Perspectives will be launched on Wednesday 16th February 2011,  17.30 – 20.00
At: Wilkins Terrace Restaurant
University College London
Gower Street
London, WC1E 6BT, England

Digitisation Perspectives includes contributions from 22 experts worldwide.

Foreword by Simon Tanner, Director Digital Consultancy, King’s College London, who says that the book: “…seeks to address and answer some of the big questions of digitisation…It succeeds on many levels…”

Topics covered include: electronic theses, search engine technology, digitisation of ancient manuscripts, citation indexing, reference services, digitisation in Africa, the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition, new media and scholarly publishing. The final chapter explores virtual libraries, posing some interesting questions for possible futures.

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

FOREWORD:  SIMON TANNER, DIRECTOR, KING’S DIGITAL CONSULTANCY SERVICES, KING’S COLLEGE, LONDON

INTRODUCTION:  RUTH RIKOWSKI

PART 1: BACKGROUND AND OVERVIEW TO DIGITISATION AND DIGITAL LIBRARIES

Chapter 1:  The Rise of Digitization: An Overview – Melissa M. Terras         

Chapter 2:  Digital Libraries and Digitisation: an overview and critique – Ruth Rikowski            

Chapter 3:  Digital Knowledge Resources – M. Paul Pandian              

Chapter 4: Digitisation: research, sophisticated search engines, evaluation: all that and more – Ruth Rikowski

PART 2: DIGITISATION AND HIGHER EDUCATION

Chapter 5:  Improving student mental models in a new university information setting – Alan Rosling and Kathryn Chapman

Chapter 6:  Electronic Theses and Dissertations: promoting ‘hidden’ research – Susan Copeland

Chapter 7:  Learning Systems in Post-Statutory Education – Paul Catherall

Chapter 8:  Going Digital: the transformation of scholarly communication and academic libraries – Isaac Hunter Dunlap

PART 3: DIGITISATION AND INEQUALITIES

Chapter 9:  Hegemony and the Web: the Struggle for Hegemony in a Digital Age – Tony Ward

Chapter 10: Digital libraries: an opportunity for African education – Dieu Hack-Polay    

Chapter 11:        Critical Perspectives on Digitising Africa – by Leburn Rose

PART 4: DIGITAL LIBRARIES, REFERENCE SERVICES AND CITATION INDEXING

Chapter 12: Digital Library and Digital Reference Service: integration and mutual complementarity – Jia Liu            

Chapter 13: The New Generation of Citation Indexing in the Age of Digital Libraries – Mengxiong Liu and Peggy Cabrera        

PART 5: DIGITISATION OF RARE, VALUED AND SCHOLARLY WORKS   

Chapter 14: Building the Virtual Scriptorium – Tatiana Nikolova-Houston and Ron Houston               

Chapter 15: SPARC: creating innovative models and environments for scholarly research and communication – Heather Joseph    

Chapter 16: Impacts of New Media on Scholarly Publishing – Yehuda E. Kalay                     

PART 6: FUTURISTIC DEVELOPMENTS OF DIGITISATION

Chapter 17: Meeting and Serving Users in Their New Work (and Play) Spaces – Tom Peters       

Chapter 18: Virtual Libraries and Education in Virtual Worlds: twenty-first century library services – Lori Bell, Mary-Carol Lindbloom, Tom Peters and Kitty Pope                               

CONCLUSION: RUTH RIKOWSKI

Cover designed by Victor Rikowski

Refreshments provided.
Confirmed speakers at the launch include:

An Introduction by Andy Dawson, Senior Teaching Fellow and MSc Information Science Programme Director, Department of Information Studies, UCL.

Ruth Rikowski is a Freelance Editor, commissioning books for Chandos Publishing, Oxford. She is an Associate of the Higher Education Academy and a Chartered Librarian. Ruth Rikowski is the author of Globalisation, Information and Libraries (Oxford: Chandos Publishing, 2005) and the editor of Knowledge Management: social, cultural and theoretical perspectives (Oxford: Chandos Publishing, 2007). She has also written numerous articles and given many talks; focusing in particular on the topics of globalisation, knowledge management and information technology. Ruth Rikowski is on the Editorial Board of Policy Futures in Education and Information for Social Change. The Rikowski website, ‘The Flow of Ideas’ can be found at www.flowideas.co.uk and her blog, ‘Ruth Rikowski Updates’ is at http://ruthrikowskiupdates.blogspot.com/

Paul Catherall is a librarian currently working at University of Liverpool, UK. Paul has worked in E-Learning and technical support roles over a number of years and his current role involves providing library services to students studying online. Paul also worked for several years as a college lecturer in Information Communications Technology.  Paul is also undertaking a PhD within the area of E-Learning and is a graduate of Glyndŵr University, formerly the North East Wales Institute of Higher Education (B.A.) and John Moores University (M.A. Dist). Paul is also an associate of the Higher Education Academy and chartered member of Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP). Paul has also been active in various CILIP affiliated groups, including the Career Development Group and is a member of the Editorial Board for the collective forum and journal Information for Social Change. Paul has authored various published journal articles and texts including a stand-alone book Delivering E-Learning for Information Services in Higher Education (Chandos 2005).

Julianne Nyhan – on behalf of Melissa Terras, who is a Senior Lecturer in Electronic Communication in the Department of Information Studies, University College London, and the Deputy Director of the UCL Centre for Digital Humanities. With a background in Classical Art History and English Literature, and Computing Science, her doctorate (University of Oxford) examined how to use advanced information engineering technologies to interpret and read the Vindolanda texts.  She is a general editor of DHQ (Digital Humanities Quarterly) and Secretary of the Association of Literary and Linguistic Computing. Her research focuses on the use of computational techniques to enable research in the arts and humanities that would otherwise be impossible.

Places limited for the book launch: R.S.V.P: Rikowskigr@aol.com

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Education

TEACHING AND LEARNING CONFERENCE 2010

CALL FOR PAPERS

International Conference *Teaching and Learning 2010*
Advances in Teaching and Learning Research: http://www.iask-web.org

29 November – 01 December, 2010 | Seville – Spain

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DEADLINES

May 30th, 2010. Papers submission

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CONFERENCE GOALS

The scope of the TL2010 conference is wide and covers all areas around Education from teaching to learning perspectives.

Papers, up a maximum of 7000 words, are invited on any of the topics below or related fields and should be submitted, via e-mail, to tl2010-submission@iask-web.org. Final camera-ready papers must conform to the author guidelines and must not exceed ten pages in length.

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PUBLICATIONS OF PAPERS

All submissions, except invited talks, are subject to a blind refereeing process. Selection will be done according to the score order obtained in the evaluation process.

All accepted papers will be published in the TL2010 Proceedings (book and CD) with ISBN.

Authors of the best papers will be invited to publish extended versions of their work in the following journal:
–   International Journal of Innovation and Learning (ISSN 1471-8197)

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ORGANIZATION

IASK – International Association for Scientific Knowledge
http://www.iask-web.org

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TOPICS

Topics include, but are not limited to, the following areas:

–   Active Learning
–   Adult Education
–   Asynchronous Learning
–   Blended Instruction
–   Classroom Assessment
–   Content Development
–   Content Management Systems
–   Digital Libraries
–   Distance Learning
–   E-Instruction
–   E-Learning in Face-to-Face Environment
–   E-Learning Strategies
–   Innovative Teaching Strategies
–   Instructional Design
–   Knowledge Management
–   Learning Disabilities
–   Learning Management Systems
–   Learning Objects
–   Online Assessment
–   Online Collaboration in Forum
–   Online Forum Discussion
–   Performance Assessment
–   Quality Assurance
–   Smart-Board Teaching
–   Staff Training
–   Student Diversity
–   Student Motivation
–   Table of Specifications
–   Teaching Technologies
–   Virtual Universities and Classroom

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IMPORTANT DATES

May 30th – Submission deadline
Until July 31st – Notification to authors
Until September 30th – Final camera-ready submission and early registration
After September 30th – Late registration (without paper publication)
November 29th to December 1st – Conference

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CONTACTS

For further inquiries please contact: tl2010-secretariat@iask-web.org

Conference Website: http://www.iask-web.org

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The Internet

The Internet

IASSIST 2010

 

Social Data and Social Networking: Connecting Social Science Communities across the Globe
1-4 June 2010
Ithaca, NY, USA

IASSIST 2010, the 36th Annual Conference of the International Association for Social Science Information Service and Technology (IASSIST) will be hosted by the Cornell Institute for Social and Economic Research (CISER) and Cornell University Library (CUL) and will be held at Cornell University, in Ithaca, New York, USA, on 1-4 June 2010.

The theme of this year’s conference is Social Data and Social
Networking: Connecting Social Science Communities across the Globe. 

Social science has begun to feel the impact of the dramatic shift in communication patterns globally, where social networking and other digital media trends are changing how social scientists study the world around them.  This theme is intended to stimulate discussion about the impact of social networking on the creation, collection, sharing, storage, preservation, dissemination, confidentiality, licensing of, and access to data.  Of particular interest is how social connectivity has facilitated multi-site and cross-national social science research.

A webform for submission of proposals will be available on the conference web site: http://ciser.cornell.edu/IASSIST/ from 12 October 2009.

Deadline for submission: 30 November 2009.

Notification of acceptance: 1 February 2010.

For more information about the conference, including travel and accommodation, see the attached PDF Call for Papers or visit the conference web site at: http://ciser.cornell.edu/IASSIST/ .

IASSIST is an international organization of professionals working in and with information technology and data services to support research and teaching in the social sciences. Typical workplaces include data archives/libraries, statistical agencies, research centers, libraries, academic departments, government departments, and non-profit organizations, see http://www.iassistdata.org for further information.

 

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Socrates

Socrates

EXCELLENCE AND QUALITY: TIMELESS CHALLENGES IN EDUCATION

 

CALL FOR PAPERS

International Conference *Teaching and Learning 2009*

Excellence and Quality: Timeless Challenges in Education

http://www.iask-web.org

December 07-09, 2009 | Porto – Portugal

DEADLINES

September 1st, 2009. Papers submission

CONFERENCE GOALS

The scope of the TL2009 conference is wide and covers all areas around Education from teaching to learning perspectives.

Papers, up a maximum of 7000 words, are invited on any of the topics below or related fields and should be submitted via e-mail to tl-submission@iask-web.org Final camera-ready papers must conform to the author guidelines and must not exceed ten pages in length.

PUBLICATIONS OF PAPERS

All submissions, except invited talks, are subject to a blind refereeing process. Selection will be done according to the score order obtained in the evaluation process.

All accepted papers will be published in the TL2009 Proceedings (book and CD) with ISBN.

Authors of the best papers will be invited to publish extended versions of their work in the following journals:

–    International Journal of Intercultural Information Management (ISSN 1750-0028)

–    International Journal of Information and Operations Management Education (ISSN 1744-2303)

–    International Journal of Innovation and Learning (ISSN 1471-8197)

–    International Journal of Learning and Change (ISSN 1740-2875)

ORGANIZATION

IASK – International Association for Scientific Knowledge

TOPICS

Topics include, but are not limited to, the following areas:

–    Active Learning

–    Adult Education

–    Asynchronous Learning

–    Blended Instruction

–    Classroom Assessment

–    Content Development

–    Content Management Systems

–    Digital Libraries

–    Distance Learning

–    E-Instruction

–    E-Learning in Face-to-Face Environment

–    E-Learning Strategies

–    Innovative Teaching Strategies

–    Instructional Design

–    Knowledge Management

–    Learning Disabilities

–    Learning Management Systems

–    Learning Objects

–    Online Assessment

–    Online Collaboration in Forum

–    Online Forum Discussion

–    Performance Assessment

–    Quality Assurance

–    Smart-Board Teaching

–    Staff Training

–    Student Diversity

–    Student Motivation

–    Table of Specifications

–    Teaching Technologies

–    Virtual Universities and Classroom

IMPORTANT DATES

September 1st – Submission deadline

Until October 18th – Notification to authors

Until November 8th – Final camera-ready submission and early registration

After November 8th – Late registration (without paper publication)

December 07th to 09th – Conference

CONTACTS

For further inquiries please contact: tl-secretariat@iask-web.org

Conference Website: http://www.iask-web.org

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The Flow of Ideas: http://www.flowideas.co.uk