The JCDL is a major international forum focusing on digital libraries and associated technical, practical and social issues. This year’s conference will be held in Indianapolis, IN from July 22-26.
Access program details, registration information, more: JCDL2013 full site
The Doctoral Consortium is a workshop for Ph.D. students from all over the world who are in the early phases of their dissertation work. Ideally, students should have written or be close to completing a thesis proposal, and be far enough away from finishing the thesis that they can make good use of feedback received during the consortium.
The goal of the Doctoral Consortium is to help students with their thesis and research plans by providing feedback and general advice in a constructive and international atmosphere. A panel of prominent professors and experienced practitioners in the field of digital library research in organizations from different countries and continents will conduct the workshop. They will review all the submissions and comment on the content of the thesis abstract as well as on the presentation.
he practice of annotating documents and resources is a time-honored tradition across all scholarly domains and in the day-to-day lives of academicians and non-academicians alike. The W3C Open Annotation (OA) Community Group was formed in late 2011, joining the efforts of the Open Annotation Collaboration and the Annotation Ontology initiative. The Community Group has recently released a developer-ready, RDF-based annotation data model specification to foster the development of interoperable annotation tools and service and to facilitate the sharing of annotations across repository and Web application boundaries.
This tutorial introduces digital library, humanities and science computing, and semantic web developers, project managers, and experimenters to:
Building Social Scale Information Infrastructure: Challenges of Coherence, Interoperability and Priority (PDF)
In recent years, the challenge has shifted from building individual digital libraries, repositories and related information management systems to the design of large scale federations of such systems and related supporting services (such as preservation facilities). We are being called upon, collectively, as the research and higher education and cultural memory sectors, to make provisions for the stewardship, transmission and organization of the cultural and scholarly record, and to build, and to facilitate the work of others who want to build, knowledge creation and analysis environments that rely upon and contribute to this societal record. Further, this is happening in a dynamic environment that incorporates essential private sector systems and services (such as search engines) as well as facilities provided and governed by not-for-profit sectors.
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Why Europeana? A recurring question in the history of Europeana from the reasons it was conceived to how we forge our place in the future alongside other initiatives and against the economics of Europe. Can such a large scale digital library collaboration be justified and what are its returns?
Academic papers have successfully supported scholarly communication since the Royal Society’s introduction of this revolutionary open science model some 350 years ago. However, research practice is changing dramatically, particularly with the advent of digital techniques and data sources. This raises an important question: are papers still fit for purpose as we move forwards? If we can better understand that purpose it will help inform the route for “Digital Libraries at the crossroads”.
If you are not part of a JCDL 20213 afternoon workshop or are just interested in learning more about the local area we have a tour of the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art planned. Please fill out our Eventbrite ticket (We need to know how many people to expect for the tour.) if you are interested in this tour by July 23, 2013 at 5pm.
Directions from JW Marriott to Eiteljorg Museum (approx 385 feet) - http://goo.gl/maps/S1Cax
Interested in checking out the local craft brew scene in Indianapolis. Join our group for a tour of the SunKing Brewery and Tasting Room. This event is free for the tastings but will require cab fare to and from the SunKing Brewery Tasting Room. If interested please let fill out our Eventbrite ticket (We need to know how many cabs to round up - otherwise you can just meet us at the tasting room.) by July 24 at 5pm eastern. You must be 21 years of age to attend the tasting and have a picture id for admission to the SunKing Brewery Tasting Room. We will meet in the lobby of the JW Marriott to begin sharing cabs over to the tasting room starting at 4:00pm.
Directions from JW Marriott to SunKing Brewery Tasting Room (approx 1.4 Miles) - http://goo.gl/maps/duM9m