International workshop on e-science issues and policies - 01 Sep 2005 An international workshop titled “Creating the Information Commons for e-Science:
Toward Institutional Policies and Guidelines for Action” will be conducted on September 1-2, 2005 at the Unesco Headquarters, Paris. The workshop will review the possibilities and challenges in creating e-science in the Internet Age. It will also examine the federal and academic procedures in the US, the EU and a few developing nations to manage public scientific content and the merits and demerits of open access to scientific information.
The workshop is organised by Unesco, the Committee on Data for Science and Technology (CODATA), the International Council for Scientific and Technical Information (ICSTI), the International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications (INASP), the International Council for Science (ICSU) and the Academy of Sciences for the Developing World (TWAS).
Aslib event on full-text bibliographic databases - 08 Sep 2005 The Aslib Engineering Group will conduct an event on September 8, 2005 in London to analyse the current and potential improvements in full-text linking bibliographic databases. Company representatives will demonstrate engineering products such as Elsevier’s Engineering Village 2 and the Web of Science and Thomson’s Scopus. Issues such as the future status of bibliographic databases, the advantages of large-scale multidisciplinary resources over small-scale resources and the possible role of indexing and funding for library managers to provide access to various e-sources will be examined. These are discussed against the current significance that search engines have as the first resort for obtaining information.
ASIDIC Fall meet to focus on dynamism of content - 11 Sep 2005 The ASIDIC Fall meeting is taking place on September 11-13, 2005 in California. The meet, titled ‘The Changing Value of Content’, will focus on the dynamic nature of content and its effect on publishers and data aggregators. The programme will be chaired by Barry Bealer of Really Strategies, Inc. and Gerri Potash of Nerac, Inc. Topics for discussion include Authoring Content, Publishing Content, Disseminating and Aggregating Content and Improving Content With Technology: The Experts.
Lattice3D presents latest XVL products at SASIG meet - 12 Sep 2005 XVL compression technology provider Lattice3D, US, will present its latest products at the SASIG meeting in Stuttgart on September 12-16, 2005. SASIG (Strategic Automotive product data Standards Industry Group) is an association of international automotive standards organisations across North America, Europe and Asia. The products include a new XVL Studio Pro application and a new XVL version. The product is co-presented by MAN Nutzfahrzeuge AG, a client of Lattice3D.
Elsevier sponsors annual conference of British Academy of Management - 13 Sep 2005 Publisher Elsevier will sponsor the 2005 British Academy of Management Annual Conference at Said Business School, University of Oxford, on September 13-15, 2005. The theme of the meet is ‘Challenges of Organizations in Global Markets’.
JAMA and BMJ to arrange meet on peer review and biomedical publication - 16 Sep 2005 The Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA) and BMJ are together hosting the 5th International Congress on Peer Review and Biomedical Publication on September 16-18, 2005 in Chicago. The organisers are inviting abstracts for the meet. New research and finding will be given importance. The abstract may relate to any aspect of editorial peer review, scientific publication and the dissemination of scientific information.
ICIS course on petrochemicals - 19 Sep 2005 ICIS, an information service provider for the chemical industry, conducts ‘Petrochemicals – A Beginners’ Course’ on September 19, 2005 at The Grand Hyatt in Dubai. The course will explain the basic link between petrochemicals, oil and gas and the products that are used in everyday life to beginners as well as service providers in the petrochemicals industry.
NISO organises workshop on Metasearch and OpenURL - 19 Sep 2005 The US’ National Information Standards Organization (NISO) has organised a workshop on OpenURL and Metasearch on September 19-21, 2005 at the AED Conference Center in Washington, DC. The event will discuss key topics such as OpenURL standards and innovative services, NISO’s Metasearch initiative, its present and potential market and its creative applications. It will also seek to address certain issues faced by STM publishers and information providers, librarians and IT vendors.
KIMNET meeting on knowledge management - 20 Sep 2005 The Aslib Knowledge and Information Management Network will organise an Open Meeting on September 20, 2005 at the Patent Office in London. The speaker and facilitator of the event, Linda Wishart, will present ‘Practical experience of implementing KM during changing times’. The presentation will focus on DH KM (Knowledge Management) strategy and the main motivators, KM implementation plan and development, engagement and training and success criteria and measurement.
ALPSP hosts seminar on publishers’ challenge of globalisation - 22 Sep 2005 The Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP) will host a seminar on September 22, 2005, titled ‘Going Global: how small publishers can operate internationally’. ALPSP organises seminars on broad topics that span a day or half a day. Details, such as the venue of the seminar, will be released later
SfEP to hold 16th annual conference - 26 Sep 2005 The 16th annual conference of the Society of Editors and Proofreaders (SfEP) will take place on September 26-27, 2005 at Carlisle, UK. Titled ‘One Step Beyond’, the conference will include workshops, seminars and surgeries that focus on the optimum use of computers.
Forum on scholarly communications in Australia - 27 Sep 2005 The 2005 National Scholarly Communications Forum will be held at the State Library of NSW, Sydney on September 27. The theme of the event is ‘Open Access, Open Archives and Open Source’, with participation from Australian and international professionals and policy-makes. John Unsworth, professor at the University of Illinois and Chairman of the American Council of Learned Societies Commission on Cyber Infrastructure for the Humanities and Social Sciences, will give the keynote presentation. Details are available at the web site of the Australian Academy of Humanities.