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[ba-ohs-talk] eLibrary@ubc4: Thursday November 14, 2002

Just to let you guys know that planning and work are moving ahead here
at UBC.  I'm also writing my current batch of research grants.    (01)

N.B. The second keynote speaker!    (02)

http://www.library.ubc.ca/home/elibrary/welcome.html    (03)

Lee Iverson                    
leei@ece.ubc.ca                Dept of ECE, 2356 Main Mall
http://www.ai.sri.com/~leei/   Vancouver BC Canada V6T 1Z4
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Title: eLibrary@ubc4: Thursday November 14, 2002
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Research, Collaboration and the
Digital Library: Visions for 2010

  Thursday November 14, 2002
Public Symposium

Dodson Room, Main Library
Friday November 15, 2002
Planning Workshop


Call For Participation and Demos

Deadline: October 11, 2002
Submission: lib-dig-sym@interchange.ubc.ca

The eLibrary symposium is an annual event hosted by the University of British Columbia Library to promote awareness and discussion of the kinds of opportunities presented by the evolution of a university-based research library, as collections and services become more digital and network-oriented.

This evolution opens up enormous opportunities for libraries to reinvent themselves at the center of the research and teaching of the university. In order to achieve this, however, libraries will need to develop and deploy a wide variety of new services that lower the barriers to access and exploitation of collections, serve the needs of specialized communities and not just individuals, and integrate new models of publication, annotation, communication and knowledge sharing into the everyday activities of their clients.

This year's eLibrary symposium will be a special edition of the series, focusing on the development of a research program that will help university research libraries evolve, in collaboration with academic colleagues, to take full advantage of the potential of digital storage, communication and publication. It will consist of two days of activities: day one is the public symposium consisting of speakers and panels reflecting on these issues and presenting possible visions; day two will be a workshop open to those wishing to actively participate in this research program and will be used as an active planning session.

On day one, two prominent keynote speakers, Clifford Lynch and Douglas E. Engelbart, will outline their visions of such a library. In addition, we invite proposals from members of the University community for 15-20 minute presentations outlining a vision of a university library in 10-20 years time and some description of research directions that must be pursued to achieve that vision. These presentations will be organized in panels of three or four participants, so the proposal should make clear how discussion will be engaged.

Possible topic areas include:

  • Collaborative document management and annotation
  • Shared spaces and computer-mediated dialog management
  • Knowledge management for individuals and communities
  • Semantics of collaborative knowledge spaces
  • New publication models
  • Social epistemology
  • Support of quantitative and qualitative research
  • Domain-specific ontologies and services
  • Novel user interfaces for search, access and exchange
  • etc.

Proposals for panel presentations should be no more than 300 words and should be submitted by email to lib-dig-sym@interchange.ubc.ca by noon, October 11, 2002. Successful participants will be notified by October 15.

A demo space will also be made available for those wishing to showcase existing research work or technology related to any aspect of this activity. Space for demos will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis. To reserve space send email to the above address describing the nature of the demo, space and resources required (e.g. table, laptop) by October 11, 2002.

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