Workshop 1: Developing a Digital Libraries Education Program
[ Note: This workshop will be held on Monday, June 18, 2007 ]
Organizers:Javed Mostafa, Indiana University; Jerome McDonough, William Mischo, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Edward A. Fox, Virginia Tech; Jeffrey Pomerantz, Barbara M Wildemuth, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Those who manage digital libraries know that hiring the right people can be the most critical factor in a successful digital library program, yet the pool of qualified applicants for every position is extremely small. Whenever we gather at events such as the Joint Conference on Digital Libraries the discussion often turns to issues related to recruitment and retention. Even those fortunate enough to work in academic libraries with allied schools of library and information science (LIS), or computer science (CS) programs, are keenly aware of the difficulties in finding recent graduates with broad knowledge of and familiarity with digital library systems and services. Schools of library and information science have begun working with librarians and technologists in academic digital library programs to develop effective curricula for digital librarianship. While many LIS schools offer courses designed to prepare professionals for work in a digital library program, few, if any, do so in a systematic and comprehensive manner.
With financial support from the Institute of Museum and Library Services’ Librarian for the 21st Century Program, through a grant to Indiana University and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, this workshop (the third in a series) is designed to bring together digital library professionals interested in increasing their number, and educators implementing (or planning to implement) programs in digital library education.
The workshop will bring together a number of speakers on topics of interest to digital library educators and working professionals (see program details). The workshop will provide the opportunity for the participants to assess the components of digital library education and the skills, knowledge, and training of digital librarians.top
Workshop 2: 1st Workshop on Digital Library Foundations
Organizers:Donatella Castelli, Istituto di Scienza e Tecnologie dell’Informazione; Ed Fox, Virginia Tech
Research on "digital libraries" addresses many different areas. The lack of any agreement on the foundations for this broad research field has led to a plethora of models, systems, and results that are difficult to combine and reuse to produce enhanced outcomes. This workshop will bring together researchers involved in laying the foundations for the digital library research field in order to discuss and explore their solutions in the context of a reference model for digital libraries.
This workshop will help in laying the foundations for digital libraries as a whole It will engage the international digital library community in producing a reference framework wherein new results can be integrated, compared, and discussed – leveraging prior work on the definition of a Reference Model for Digital Libraries launched by the EU DELOS Network of Excellence on Digital Libraries. That effort began in Europe, but has expanded with the invitation of international collaborators. This workshop will be the first open meeting to broaden the effort even further. Our aim is to draw upon the understanding acquired by a number of research groups active in the digital library field. This workshop intends to extend the participation in this activity to all researchers interested in the modeling of digital library aspects, in order to contribute to the consolidation of key concepts in this field.top
Workshop 3: Mobility, Devices and Digital Libraries THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED
Organizers:George Buchanan, Matt Jones, University of Wales, Swansea
Despite the widespread availability of PDAs, iPods, e-Book readers, mobile phones and other mobile devices, there has been relatively little public research on the use of mobile technology in digital libraries. Where DL interaction has been studied on mobile devices there have been interesting insights into the usability and design of both the mobile devices themselves and DL interfaces. This workshop will provide a forum to study and discuss the implications of both human mobility and mobile devices for digital library research.
The workshop will bring together an emerging community of interest and provide a springboard to encourage innovative mobile DL research. The workshop is intended for digital library developers, providers of DL services, computer and information science researchers with an interest in the usefulness, effectiveness, usability of or development of mobile services or devices in a library context. Through this workshop we hope to establish a network of those working with or interested in mobile digital libraries.top
Organizers:Julien Masanès, European Web Archive; Andreas Rauber Vienna Technical University, Austria
The Workshop is the 7th in the IWAW series (see iwaw.net). It will provide a cross domain overview on active research and practice in all domains concerned with the acquisition, maintenance and preservation of digital objects for long-term access, with a particular focus on web archiving and studies on effective usage of this type of archives. It is also intended to provide a forum for interaction among librarians, archivists, academic and industrial researchers interested in establishing effective methods and developing improved solutions for data acquisition, ingest, and accessibility maintenance.
The Workshop will consist of both invited as well as peer-reviewed contributions. A Call for Papers and list of topics is available on the Workshop’s homepage at iwaw.net Reviews will be performed by a PC of about 10-15 PC members.top
Organizers:Erik Duval, Jehad Najjar and Martin Wolpers, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven.
Effective and efficient access to relevant digital resources is one of the key challenges in digital libraries. Contextualized attention metadata (CAM) capture the attention that a user spends on such resources in a specific context. CAM enables us to better support the user in dealing with the information flood. Using CAM, filters can be devised that present new information only in the relevant context, for example by prioritizing incoming email based on the attention previously given to the topics of the email. Furthermore, CAM data can extend and amend user profiles thus enhances personalization in existing systems. CAM streams are collected from all applications that a user may interact with, including digital libraries, office suites, web browsers, multimedia players, computer-mediated communication and authoring tools, etc. CAM enables the identification and mining of patterns of user behavior. Such patterns can then be used to extend existing user modeling approaches, so as to enhance personalized access to digital libraries. However, in order to achieve this goal, algorithms and techniques need to be developed to merge and manage the large amounts of contextualized attention metadata. As different tools used by different people provide CAM data, the large amounts of data must be managed and merged to enable its correlation and the subsequent application of appropriate smart algorithms, for example, for (semi)automatic filer definition, etc.
This workshop is the second in the CAMA workshop series. The first highly successful workshop (CAMA 2006, organized at the ACM CIKM 2006 conference, Arlington, USA on 11th November 2006, http://ariadne.cs.kuleuven.be/cama2006/) mainly dealt with the collection of CAM. The present workshop aims to bring together researchers from different communities to discuss research work and issues on processing CAM data and enriching digital library applications, for instance by enriching content metadata with observations about user behavior with that content, to be used in improved management of content and personalization of access to content.top