OA Conference: Digital Archives for Science & Engineering Resources (DASER-2) Summit, 29 April -1 May 2005, Univ. Maryland

From: Stevan Harnad <harnad_at_ecs.soton.ac.uk>
Date: Mon, 14 Mar 2005 19:59:27 +0000

Dear Colleagues,

Since Open Access is a common thread on this list, I thought some of you
might be interested in the following conference:

2nd Digital Archives for Science & Engineering Resources Summit
      DASER-2: 29 April 1 May 2005
University of Maryland, Adelphi, Maryland, USA

The American Society for Information Science & Technology (ASIST) is
pleased to present the Second Digital Archives for Science & Engineering
Resources Summit (DASER-2: pronounced like "laser" except with a "d"), to
be held Friday evening, 29 April 2005, through Sunday afternoon, 1 May, at
the Inn & Conference Center of the University College of the University of
Maryland, Adelphi, Maryland.

Building on the success of the first DASER Summit, which took place in
November 2003 at MIT, DASER-2 will examine new issues and challenges
related to digital archives and Science-Technology-Medicine (STM)
publishing. This conference will explore issues surrounding digital
libraries, institutional repositories and open access publishing, such as:

   - Impact of OA on the future of STM libraries;
   - Institutional repository models: what works and what doesn't;
   - Publisher-library collaboration strategies, now and in the near future;
   - Institutional repository object issues--theses, datasets, learning
     objects, etc.;
   - User needs and patterns related to digital libraries.

If you attend, you will hear about projects from academia, non-profit
organizations, the commercial sector, and government initiatives, both in
the United States and abroad. In addition to our key note speaker, Jan
Velterop of BioMed Central, other confirmed speakers include:

           Jerry Cowhig, Institute of Physics Publishing
           Stevan Harnad, University of Quebec/Montreal
           Karla Hahn, University of Maryland
           Leslie Johnston, University of Virginia
           Robert Kelly, American Physical Society
           Michael Leach, President-Elect, ASIST
           David Osterbur, Harvard University
           Vivian Siegel, Public Library of Science
           David Stern, Yale University
           Peiling Wang, University of Tennessee

This conference will offer participants a number of unique features.
Break-out sessions will be offered after each panel, where participants
will have the choice of visiting one or another speaker in a more informal
atmosphereto ask further questions, discuss collaborations, share
anecdotes, and to develop strategies with their fellow participants.
There are no parallel sessions so you will be able to hear each speaker.
In addition, we will have a number of participants who will be blogging
during the conference. This information should supplement your own notes
and provide further perspectives on the conference. Dinner Friday
evening, when our key-note presentation will occur, and a Saturday
luncheon are included in the registration.

This Summit will be of special interest to the following groups:

    - science & engineering librarians
    - STM publishers
    - systems librarians
    - database & digital library professionals
    - managers of STM collections

      Further details can be found on the summit web site:

http://www.daser.org or at http://www.asist.org

      Early bird registration fees are effective through 1 April 2005, so
register soon.


The conference will be held at the Inn & Conference Center, University of
Maryland, University College, 3501 University Boulevard East, Adelphi,
Maryland, adjacent to the main campus of UMd in College Park. The area is
accessible from three airports: Baltimore-Washington International (BWI),
Reagan National Airport (DCA), and Dulles International (IAD). Public
transportation is also available. For more information on the conference
center, please go to:


Accommodation is available at the Inn & Conference Center at a special
price, but there are only a limited number of rooms. These can be booked
directly with the hotelfurther information can be found at the DASER-2
Summit web site (http://www.daser.org).

Questions? Comments? Feel free to contact me directly. My apologies for
the cross-posting.

Michael Leach
President-Elect, ASIST

Director, Harvard University, Physics Research Library & Kummel Library
17 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138 USA
mrleach_at_fas.harvard.edu or leach_at_physics.harvard.edu
1-617-495-2878 (voice); 1-617-495-0416 (fax)
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