Future Events

11 MAY 2010
E-books and E-content 2010. This year’s econtent meeting will consider the emerging and fundamental role of data as content. Once confined to analysts and researchers, raw data in the form of databases, databanks, images and spreadsheets has become easier to store, easier to make accessible and even to publish. This in turn has led to expectations from users as to its availability and prompted the need for a range of tools and techniques to deal with the burgeoning demand. Key issues are: how can such content be managed to ensure its longevity through digital curation and systematic preservation; the need for new standards to enable links with traditional formats and the narrower world of regular scholarly publishing; metadata and taxonomy – how we describe datasets and make them accessible and searchable; and perhaps of most concern, issues of validity and accuracy.

24 & 25 JUNE 2010 right
Fourth Bloomsbury Conference on E-Publishing and E-Publications This fourth conference in a highly successful series, this year co-sponsored by the UCL Department of Information Studies and the US Institute of Museum and Library Services, is centred on datasets and databases, on how scholars create and use them, on how librarians through repositories aim to organise, maintain and preserve the content, and how publishers are beginning to want to link their publications to these resources and also bring their own skills to bear on the processes involved. The central concept is digital curation, a concept that provides a comprehensive view of the creation and management of digital data.

left 18 MARCH 2010
The Changing Media Summit returns to London bringing you another packed one-day fix of all things digital media and providing you with access to speakers, content and networking you simply can't get anywhere else.

24 - 28 May 2010
The annual international conference Libraries in the Digital Age (LIDA) addresses the changing and challenging environment for libraries and information systems and services in the digital world. Since its inception in 2000, LIDA has emphasized the examination of contemporary problems, intriguing advances, innovative approaches and solutions. Each year a different and ‘hot’ theme is addressed, divided in two parts; the first part covering research and development and the second part addressing advances in applications and practice. LIDA brings together researchers, educators, practitioners, and developers from all over the world in a forum for personal exchanges, discussions, and learning, made easier by being held in memorable locations. This year it will be set in Croatia.

right 8-11 NOVEMBER 2010
The 5th International Conference for Internet Technology and Secured Transactions (ICITST-2010) is Technical Co-sponsored by IEEE UK/RI Communications Chapter. The ICITST is an international refereed conference dedicated to the advancement of the theory and practical implementation of secured Internet transactions and to fostering discussions on information technology evolution. The ICITST aims to provide a highly professional and comparative academic research forum that promotes collaborative excellence between academia and industry.

14 & 15 OCTOBER 2010
Streaming Media Europe 2010 The only conference in Europe to cover technology solutions and business models for online video. In-depth sessions, case-studies, how-to’s and panel discussions designed for content owners, video creators, online marketers, corporate communications professionals, broadcast professionals, agencies, and educators.