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Subject: DORSDL Workshop at ECDL 2006 - Call for Abstracts
From: Gert Schmeltz Pedersen <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:BIBLIST - Topics in Nordic research library user services <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Mon, 27 Mar 2006 14:47:53 +0200

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Call for Abstracts

1st European Workshop on the use of Digital Object Repository Systems in
Digital Libraries (DORSDL)

September 21, 2006, Alicante, Spain

Organised in conjunction with the 10th European Conference On Research
And Advanced Technology For Digital Libraries 
(ECDL 2006

The goal of the workshop is to bring together European developers and
users of digital object repository systems in the context of digital
libraries. A number of issues that are in the scope of the workshop are
the following:

    * Models for digital object management, handling and manipulation.
    * Representation and manipulation of heterogeneous and complex
digital content.
    * Collection management capabilities
    * Workflows, cataloguing, batch ingestions, etc: critital "every
day" DL development issues that the system facilitates
    * Means of access, integration and interoperability of digital
objects (Web Services, OAI, etc).
    * Examples of digital object repository systems at work in digital
    * Needs and experiences of users of digital object repository
    * Evaluations and comparisons of digital object repository systems
with respect to extensibility, flexibility, scalability, preservation,

Some technical aspects of the workshop topic area are:

    * digital object models, behaviours, profiles, and prototypes
    * tools for managing and delivering digital content
    * multiple views of each digital object
    * relationships among digital objects
    * web services for access and management
    * support for Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata
    * versioning and audit trail

A list of Digital object repository systems and / or digital library
systems of interest is provided below:

    * FEDORA, Flexible Extensible Digital Object Repository Architecture
    * DSpace, Open Source Digital Repository System
    * Greenstone, A Platform for Distributed Digital Library
    * EPrints, Eprints Open Access Repository
    * aDORe, A Modular and Standards-Based Digital Object Repository
    * OpenDLib, A Digital Library Management System Based on a Powerful
Document Model
    * DAFFODIL, Distributed Agents for User-Friendly Access of Digital
    * MILOS, A Multimedia Content Management System for Digital Library

Note that none of the above lists should be considered restrictive in
any manner. The workshop aims to cover a variety of practical digital
library development issues and how their resolution can (or cannot) be
carried out in the context of the digital object repository at hand.

Submission of Extended Abstracts:

Authors are invited to submit extended abstracts, which should be
written in English and prepared according to the Springer LNCS format
guidelines (2 pages maximum). Authors are invited to send their
manuscripts as attachments (PDF/PS format) by email to [log in to unmask]
by April 30. Please, note that the submission implies the willingness of
at least one of the manuscript authors to register and present the
paper. Accepted contributions will be published on the workshop's web

Important Dates:

April 30: Abstract submission deadline

May 24: Notification date

July 15: Early registration deadline

September 21: Workshop

Program Committee:

    * Paul Bevan (National Library of Wales)
    * Donatella Castelli (CNR-ISTI, Italy)
    * Jose H. Canos Cerda (Dept. de Sistemes Informatics i Computacio,
Universitat Politecnica de Valencia)
    * Yannis Ioannidis (Dept. of Informatics & Telecommunications,
University of Athens)
    * Carl Lagoze (Cornell University)
    * Alicia Lopez (Spanish National Distance Education University)
    * Ana Macario (Alfred Wegener Institut for Polar and Marine
    * Gert Schmeltz Pedersen (Technical University of Denmark)
    * Matthias Razum (eSciDoc)
    * Kostas Saidis (Dept. of Informatics & Telecommunications,
University of Athens)
    * Luis Zorita (Spanish National Distance Education University)
    * ... more Program Committee members to be added

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