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Michel J. Menou Michel.Menou at wanadoo.fr
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From: 	Tefko Saracevic <tefko at scils.rutgers.edu>
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Annual Course and Conference:



    *Dubrovnik and Mljet, Croatia

    29 May – 4 June 2006*

Inter-University Centre (http://www.iuc.hr/ )
Don Ivana Bulica 4, 20000 Dubrovnik, Croatia, and
Hotel Odisej, island Mljet, Pomena, Croatia (http://www.hotelodisej.hr 
*Course web site: http://www.ffos.hr/lida/
Course email: lida at ffos.hr <mailto:lida at ffos.hr>

The general aim of the annual conference and course Libraries in the 
Digital Age (LIDA), started in 2000, is to address the changing and 
challenging environment for libraries and information systems and 
services in the digital world, with an emphasis on examining 
contemporary problems, advances and solutions. Each year a different and 
‘hot’ theme is addressed, divided in two parts; the first part covers 
research and development and the second part addresses advances in 
applications and practice. LIDA seeks to bring together researchers, 
practitioners, and developers in a forum for personal exchanges, 
discussions, and learning, made easier by being held in memorable locations.

    *Themes LIDA 2006*

      *Part I. Cultural, social and institutional effects and place of
      digital libraries.*

Digital libraries are a world wide success, even though they are barely 
a decade old. Technology provides unprecedented access to a growing 
number of digital resources and library services. Digital libraries have 
spread in many fields, areas and institutions. Growth in their use is 
extraordinary. Numerous innovative practices have been developed and 
more are underway that account for this success and increased use 
globally. In fact, digital libraries are becoming a phenomenon with wide 
spread effects above and beyond libraries proper.

The goal of the first part of LIDA 2006 is to explore the place and role 
of digital libraries in the wider realm of culture and society, as well 
as in the specific realm of organizations or institutions where they are 
housed. Of interest is to examine the effects that digital libraries 
have on social and cultural environment and on institutional practices. 
Included are role and effects of digital libraries in specific areas, 
such as education, science, humanities, scholarship, publishing or given 
disciplines and professions, and as related to specific cultural and 
social institutions, such as museums, academies, historical societies, 
or government, as well as specific institutions, such as universities, 
academic departments, research institutes, hospitals and the like. 
Contributions cover research and scholarly papers and posters.
Invited are contributions (types described below) covering the following 

    * social and global aspects of digital libraries; effect of digital
      libraries on scholarship, education, arts, and culture in general
      or on specific institutions in particular
    * cultural, social, and institutional roles of digital libraries
    * contributions to these roles of innovative features, services,
      practices, modes of access, and structures in digital libraries
    * changes in cultural, social and institutional practices due to
      digital libraries – e.g. changes in education, professional
      practice, research, universities …
    * projects that cross digital libraries, museums, archives, and/or
      other institutions
    * studies of impact, value or significance of digital libraries
    * barriers and obstacles to success of digital libraries in society
      and institutions.

      *Part II. Building a digital library for children and young adults*

A variety of libraries (and not only libraries but other institutions 
and organizations of all shapes and sizes) are concerned with building 
or improving a digital library in their own domain, and for their users. 
As a consequence, digital libraries are reaching out to specific 
audiences and providing digital resources and services geared toward 
that audience. Traditionally, libraries all over the globe have 
successfully developed and provided collections and services for 
children and young adults. Now they are moving in a big way to develop 
and provide digital library resources and services for that audience. 
Besides being challenging, this is a highly motivated area, with great 
potential and prospects, some of them already realized.

The goal of the second part of LIDA 2006 is to share experiences from 
practice and research in development and operation of digital library 
resources and services specifically devoted to children and young 
adults. This involves existing state-of-the-art resources and services, 
as well s those that are on the drawing board or are contemplated for 
the future. On the practical side included are statements of principles 
and examples of best practices. On the research side, invited are 
examples of use of study results in areas such as literacy in 
information age in development of digital libraries for children and 
young adults. Contributions cover papers, posters, workshops and 

Contributions are invited that approach building, maintaining, and 
improving digital libraries for children and young adults from a number 
of perspectives. These include:

    * types of contents and services provided by digital libraries for
      children and young adults in public and other libraries and all
      schools – from preschools to high schools
    * steps in design, development, and implementation of a digital
      library for that audience
    * enabling the use of digital libraries for children and teens
    * student learning in libraries in the digital age; implications for
      information literacy
    * cultural heritage digital libraries in variety of institutions
      (museums, archives, variety of cultural institutors, government
      …), oriented toward that audience
    * digital libraries and special education
    * experiences in establishing digital libraries in schools and
      public libraries in small or isolated library environments;
      cooperative approaches; promoting and safeguarding the library;
      effects in their community
    * library web sites for children and young adults – reaching out
      beyond the library
    * “if you build will they come?” - needs, knowledge, skills of
      participant population; experiences with involving potential users
      – children, young adults, parents, teachers - in building and
      operating a digital library
    * necessary competencies and continuing education for librarians and
      information professionals in libraries or library services for
      children and young adults
    * evaluation of digital libraries for that audience



      **Types of contributions**

Invited are the following types of contributions:
1. *Papers: *research studies and reports on advances that will be 
presented at the conference and included on the conference Web site. 
Papers of up to 4000 words in length should be submitted, following the 
American Psychological Association (APA 
<http://www.apastyle.org/index.html>) style, followed, among others, by 
the _Journal of the American Society for Information Science and 
Technology_ (JASIST <http://www.asis.org/Publications/JASIS/jasis.html>) 
and _Information Processing & Management_ (IP&M 
The papers will be refereed and published in /LIDA 2006 Proceedings/.
2. *Posters: *short graphic presentations on research, studies, 
advances, examples, practices, or preliminary work that will be 
presented in a special poster session. An award will be given for Best 
Posters. Proposals for posters should be submitted as a short, one or 
two- page paper.
3. *Demonstrations:* live examples of working projects, services, 
interfaces, commercial products, or developments-in-progress that will 
be presented during the conference in specialized facilities or 
presented in special demonstration sessions. These should involve some 
aspect of users and use. Proposals for demonstration should provide 
short description and a URL address, if available.
4. *Workshops:* two to four-hour sessions that will be tutorial and 
educational in nature. Workshops will be presented before and after the 
main part of the conference and will require separate fees, to be shared 
with workshop organizers. Proposals for workshops should include a short 
description, with indication of level and potential audience.

*Submissions *should be in electronic form (as attachments to email). to 
*Prof. Tatjana Aparac *at taparac at ffos.hr <mailto:taparac at pedos.hr>. 
Inquires can also be addressed to the co-chair of the conference Prof. 
Tefko Saracevic and Program Chairs for Part II. Prof. Carol Kuhlthau. 
and Prof. Ross Todd. Full addresses are provided below 
<file:///#addresses>. All submissions will be refereed.

*· For papers and workshops *10 January 2006*. Acceptance by 10 February 
· For demonstrations and posters: *10 February 2006*. Acceptance by 1 
March 2006.
· Final submission for all *15 March 2006*.


      **Invitation to institutions**

*We are inviting libraries, information agencies, professional 
organizations, publishers, and service providers to consider 
participation at LIDA by providing a demonstration, workshop, or exhibit 
about their products, services or advances, or by presenting a paper or 
poster about their activities. Sponsorship of an event is also invited. 
Institutions can benefit as well: We will provide course materials to 
participants so that they can communicate, instruct, and transfer topics 
of interest to their institution. Thus, we are organizing LIDA to reach 
a wider audience.


      **Organization and submission addresses**

**Course co-directors and Program Chairs for Part I*:
Department of Information Sciences
Faculty of Education
University of Osijek
Lorenza Jaegera 9, 31000 Osijek, Croatia
Tel.: +385 1 6120111/231 Fax: +385 1 6156879
Email: taparac at ffos.hr <mailto:taparac at pedos.hr> 
School of Communication, Information and Library Studies
Rutgers University
4 Huntington Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08903 USA
Tel.: +1(732)932-7500/ extension 8222 Fax: (732)932-6916
Email: tefko at scils.rutgers.edu 

Program co-chairs for Part II:
School of Communication, Information and Library Studies
Rutgers University
4 Huntington Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08901 USA
Tel: +1(732)932-7500/ ext. 8217; Fax: +1(732)932-6916
Email: kuhlthau at scils.rutgers.edu <file:///kuhlthau@scils.rutgers.edu%20>
<http://www.scils.rutgers.edu/%7Ekuhlthau/>ROSS TODD, PhD
School of Communication, Information and Library Studies
Rutgers University
4 Huntington Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08901 USA
Tel: +1(732)932-7500/ ext. 8223; Fax: +1(732)932-6916
Email: rtodd at scils.rutgers.edu <mailto:rtodd at scils.rutgers.edu>



*The first part of LIDA 2006 will be held in Dubrovnik and for the 
second part the conference will move to island Mljet, less than a 
two-hour ride from Dubrovnik on a fast catamaran. Pre-conference 
workshops are planned for 29 May 2006 and post-conference workshops for 
3 June 2006.
*Dubrovnik, Croatia is among the unique cities in the world, recognized 
as one of the World Cultural Heritage sites by UNESCO. It is a walled 
city, preserved as it existed in medieval times. A beautiful natural 
location on the Adriatic Sea, a lavish architecture of squares, palaces, 
and churches, small, intriguing hill-hugging streets, pedestrian-only 
traffic within the walls, outings to the enchanting near-by islands - 
all these and more combine to make Dubrovnik one of the most popular 
destinations in Europe. For Croatia see http://www.croatia.hr/ and for 
Dubrovnik http://web.tzdubrovnik.hr/ ; travel information at 
http://www.dubrovnik-online.com <http://www.dubrovnik-online.com/>/

Mljet is one of the most enchanting islands in the Adriatic, a sea that 
abounds with beautiful islands to start with. Hotel Odisej is in a small 
harbor. Near the hotel is the entrance to Mljet National Park with lush 
vegetation surrounding three inland lakes, a small island with a 
monastery in the middle lake, paths for walking, and spots for swimming 
in the blue and green sea. For Mljet National Park see 
http://www.np-mljet.hr/ and for hotel Odisej (with further information 
about the surroundings) see http://www.hotelodisej.hr 


Tefko Saracevic, Ph.D.
Professor II and Associate Dean
School of Communication, Information and Library Studies
Rutgers University
4 Huntington Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901 U.S.A.
Tel.: (732)932-7500/Extension 8222 Fax: (732)932-2644
Email: tefko at scils.rutgers.edu URL: 

Dr. Michel J. Menou
Consultant in ICT policies and Knowledge & Information Management
Adviser of Somos at Telecentros board http://www.tele-centros.org
Member of the founding steering committee of 
Telecenters of the Americas Partnership http://www.tele-centers.net/
B.P. 15
49350 Les Rosiers sur Loire, France
Email: Michel.Menou at wanadoo.fr
Phone: +33 (0)2 41511043

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