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Dates Location URL
SIPA (Specialized Information Publishers Association) Dec. 8–10 Las Vegas www.sipaonline.com/Events/marketing_conf/index.htm
25th Annual Mid-Year Marketing Conference:
Gain. Market. Share.
SLA Leadership Summit 2009 Jan. 14–17 Savannah, Ga. www.sla.org
2009 ALISE (Association for Library and Information Jan. 20–23 Denver www.alise.org/mc/page.do?sitePageId=62136&orgId=ali
Science Education) Annual Conference: Transforming
LIS Education for the 21st Century: i-CREATE
2009 ALA Midwinter Meeting Jan. 23–28 Denver www.ala.org/ala/conferencesevents/upcoming/midwinter/home.cfm
AIPLA (American Intellectual Property Jan. 28–31 Miami www.aipla.org/Content/ContentGroups/Meetings_and_Events1/
Law Association) 2009 Mid-Winter Institute Mid-Winter_Meetings/2009/MW2009Flyer.pdf
The Semantic Web, Information the Digital Age Revisited. Atkins, who is ference to publish their contributions in The Fourth International Conference
well-known to the library and informa- the proceedings. on Academic Publishing in Europe (APE
Security, and Privacy tion community, is a recipient of the Paul 2009; www.ape2009.eu) will meet Jan. 20–
Rounding out our coverage of 2008’s Evan Peters Award from the Coalition of Future Directions 21 in Berlin and will consider the impact
conferences are two meetings (see chart Networked Information, Association of of publishing in a variety of areas. As in
on page 26): one on the semantic web and Research Libraries, and EDUCAUSE. in Publishing past years, the preceding day will offer a
another on information security. At press The 11th IBIMA (International Busi- According to the website of the First training course for academic publishers.
time, program details were not available. ness Information Management Associa- Workshop on Scientific Knowledge Cre-
tion; www.ibima.org/Cairo2009index.html) ation, Dissemination, and Evaluation
conference will be held Jan. 4–6 in Cairo, (http://project.liquidpub.org/events/liq
Egypt. The subject is Innovation and uidpub-workshop), which will be held The 17th Annual BOBCATSSS Sym-
and Related Themes Knowledge Management in Twin Track Jan. 28–31 in Trento, Italy, “The world of posium (www.bobcatsss2009.org) will take
One of the first conferences each year Economies; among the topics to be cov- scientific publications has been largely place Jan. 28–30 in Porto, Portugal. The
is the Hawaii International Conference on ered are information quality management, oblivious to the advent of the Web and acronym is a composite of the first letters
System Sciences (HICSS-42; www.hicss data warehouses, data mining, and knowl- ICT. Scientific knowledge dissemination of the cities in which the conference’s
.hawaii.edu/hicss_42/apahome42.htm), edge extraction and search. Similar topics is still based on the traditional notion of founding universities are located. Ap-
which will be held for the 42nd time Jan. relating to healthcare will be addressed at a paper publication and on a quality as- propriately for a student-organized con-
5–8 in Waikoloa, Hawaii. Some subjects the International Conference on Health sessment by peer review. … This approach ference, the theme is Challenges for the
on the program may be of interest to our Informatics (HEALTHINF 2009; www does not encourage or support reuse and New Information Professional.
readers: for example, Digital Media: Con- .healthinf.org/index.htm) Jan. 14–17 in evolution of publications.”
tent and Communication, Information Porto, Portugal. This informal workshop’s goal is “study-
Technology in Health Care, the Internet The fifth International Conference on ing how the scientific community can im-
and the Digital Economy, and Knowledge Technology, Knowledge and Society (http:// prove knowledge dissemination while re- Society meetings scheduled for this
Management Systems. Tom Dean, a re- t09.cgpublisher.com), which will be held ducing dissemination and reviewing over- period are shown in the chart above.
search scientist at Google, will present Jan. 30–Feb. 1 in Huntsville, Ala., will fo- head, encouraging releases of early results, Best wishes for a prosperous New Year.
the keynote address on Disruptive Per- cus on “themes in the various fields that and ensuring a rating process that is as I look forward to bringing you more infor-
spectives on Biological and Machine Vi- address the complex and subtle relation- fair and effective as possible.” Besides li- mation industry conference news in 2009.
sion. Dan Atkins, W.K. Kellog Professor ships between technology, knowledge and censing and business models for scien-
of Community Informatics and professor society.” Topics include technology for tific publications, the topic of liquid pub- Donald T. Hawkins is information
of information and EECS at the Univer- information use, communities, learning, lishing, a more collective and collabora- technology and database consultant at In-
sity of Michigan–Ann Arbor, will give the and more. Virtual registration will al- tive approach to scientific publishing, is formation Today, Inc. His email address
Distinguished Lecture on Universities in low those who cannot attend the con- on the program. is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sullivan says there won’t
Highlights From IL 2008 be one likely killer. Instead,
there will be “killerettes,” or
many small contenders that
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to come to IL because it forc