Int'l Conf. on Refereed Electronic Journals (Stevan Harnad) ANN ERCELAWN 01 Sep 1993 14:44 UTC
Date: 31 Aug 1993 21:12:17 -0400 (EDT) From: Stevan Harnad <harnad@PRINCETON.EDU> Subject: INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON REFEREED ELECTRONIC JOURNALS X-To: Assoc El Sch Jnls <AESJ-L@ALBNYVM1.BITNET>, "Arachnet, EJ list" <arachnet@uottawa.BITNET>, Pacls-l list <pacs-l@uhupvm1.BITNET>, Lib Serials list <serialst@uvmvm.BITNET>, Pub-EJournals <vpiej-l@vtvm1.BITNET> Date: Tue, 31 Aug 1993 12:58:03 -0500 (CDT) From: Helga Dyck <umih@CC.UManitoba.CA> INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON REFEREED ELECTRONIC JOURNALS: Towards a Consortium for Networked Publications PRELIMINARY PROGRAMME October 1-2, 1993 (Friday & Saturday) The Delta Winnipeg Hotel 288 Portage Avenue Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 0B8 Sponsored by: Medical Research Council Natural Sciences & Engineering Research Council Social Science & Humanities Research Council of Canada The University of Manitoba The University of Manitoba INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON REFEREED ELECTRONIC JOURNALS: Towards a Consortium for Networked Publications The Internet is a major new medium for dissemination of research, and it is vital that the scholarly community become acquainted with the enormous potential of the Internet for scholarship. Commercial companies are already devoting attention to developing computer network publication projects. It is imperative that the scholarly community not leave this major medium to be developed solely by commercial interests. The aims of the conference are: *to make academic merit the sole consideration in the publication of journal-type research; *to advance the idea that the academic community should have a hand in determining what gets published and how it is disseminated; *to provide an outlet of research publication that is not subject to the severe economic constraints of traditional paper-journal publishing; *to make collective use of the scholarly advantages of network publication(savings in production costs, speed-up in publication and dissemination process); *to provide an effective and low-cost means for universities to play a greater role as disseminators of research information, and not only as producers and consumers. This historic two-day event is organized as a series of plenary working sessions that will include presentations from major resource people from a variety of fields. It will include an exhibit and demonstration of the latest in computer technology for long distance data transfer as it applies to electronic journals, with an emphasis on text, image and sound signal processing and compression. Registration is limited to 200 participants. PRELIMINARY PROGRAMME Thursday, September 30, 1993 18:00 Pre-Registration, 11th floor foyer, Delta Winnipeg Hotel Friday, October 1, 1993 9:00 Welcome ARNOLD NAIMARK, President, University of Manitoba 9:15 Session 1: The Nature, Advantages and Disadvantages of Electronic Journal Publication Opening and Chair: LARRY HURTADO, Religion, Univ Manitoba Portrait of the Electronic Journals World ANN OKERSON, Association of Research Libraries The Economics of Journal Publication Speaker T.B.A. 10:40 Break 11:00 Session 2: Practical Implementations: Editing and Production Editing and Producing Surfaces: Flexible Designs for Shifting Objectives JEAN-CLAUDE GUEDON, Comparative Literature, University of Montreal Investigations in Electronic Delivery of Chemical Information LORRIN R. GARSON, American Chemical Society Editing an Electronic Journal: One Foot in the Past, One Hand in the Future EDWARD J. HUTH, American Association for the Advancement of Science 12:30 Lunch 13:30 Session 3: Practical Implementations: The Distribution of Electronic Journals Current Trends in the Distribution of Networked-Based Electronic Journals MICHAEL STRANGELOVE, Religious Studies, University of Ottawa So we have this great electronic journal, now what? JOHN BLACK, Chief Librarian, University of Guelph A Model for Producing, Delivering and Consuming Refereed Electronic Journals TIMOTHY D. STEPHEN and TERESA M. HARRISON, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 14:50 Break 15:10 Session 4: Issues of Quality Implementing Peer Review on the Net: Scientific Quality Control in Scholarly Electronic Journals STEVAN HARNAD, Laboratoire Cognition et Mouvement CNRS, Univ. Aix-Marseille The Future Place of Electronic Media Publication in the Evaluation of Faculty, Research and Scholarship JAMES GARDNER, Vice-President (Academic) & Provost, University of Manitoba 16:30 Question Period 18:00 Dinner Saturday, October 2, 1993 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Exhibit: A demonstration of the latest in computer technology for long distance data transfer as it applies to electronic journals, with particular emphasis on text, image and sound signal processing and compression. 9:00 Session 5: Legal Issues Copyright Protection or Copyright Sharing: Two Alternative Legal Models for Management of and Access to Electronic Journals JENNIFER BANKIER, Dalhousie Law School Electronic Journals: Abolishing the Legal Impediments DENIS S. MARSHALL, Faculty of Law, Queen's University Electronic Journals: Defining the Relationships ROBERT FRANSON, Faculty of Law, University of British Columbia 10:20 Break 10:40 Session 6: Changing Technology for Information Access I Adobe Acrobat - The Electronic Journal Catalyst? Speaker T.B.A. Video Processing for Multimedia Speaker T.B.A. Interactive Images for Electronic Journals Speaker T.B.A. 12:00 Lunch 13:00 Session 7: Changing Technology for Information Access II = The HyTime Document Language Speaker T.B.A. Speech Processing for Electronic Journals Speaker T.B.A. New Techniques for Text, Image and Sound Compression WITOLD KINSNER, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Manitoba 14:30 Question Period 15:10 Break 15:30 Session 8: Whither Hence? Summary of Proceedings LARRY W. HURTADO, Religion, University of Manitoba 17:00 Conference closes -------------------------------------------------------------- Registration Information Fees: If paid by September 1, 1993: $150.00 (Cdn) If paid after September 1, 1993: $200.00 (Cdn) Dinner for Guests of participants: $30.00 (Cdn) An "ice-breaker" session will be held after our Pre-Registration on September 30. A banquet is also being planned for the evening of Friday, October 1. Costs for both events are included in the registration fee. Participants are responsible for all other meals. Requests for information or the completed Conference Registration Form together with payment should be sent to: Co-ordinator Institute for Humanities University of Manitoba Room 108 Isbister Building Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada R3T 2N2 FAX: (204) 275-5781 Phone: (204) 474-9599 E-Mail: email@example.com Accommodation The Conference will be held in the Manitoba Room at the Delta Winnipeg Hotel conveniently located downtown. The facilities at the Delta include a fitness centre, a heated indoor pool, a sauna area, etc. Restaurants in all price ranges are within easy walking distance. We have arranged an attractive hotel rate of $65/night, which is the same for either single or double occupancy.Taxi service from the airport to the hotel is approximately $11.00. The City of Winnipeg Winnipeg is a city with a population of more than 600,000. In early October the weather is cool but pleasant, with the temperatures usually averaging 10=F8C. (50=F8F.) during the day. Winnipeg is the home of the world famous Royal Winnipeg Ballet and has its own Symphony Orchestra. It also has an IMAX Theatre, an Art Gallery, a Planetarium, and a Theatre Centre. Other attractions include the Winnipeg Mint, Assiniboia Downs, the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, a European-style casino,and many parks. By Air Canadian Airlines International has been selected as "the official airline" for our Conference. For those attending from points in Canada, Canadian is offering 15% off the full economy fare. Should you qualify for advanced purchase fares, Canadian is offering a 5% discount off published year-round excursion fares (within Canada only). Contact Canadian Airlines' Conventionair Office (1-800-665-5554) or your travel agent, and be sure to mention number 4369. Acknowledgements We gratefully acknowledge the assistance of the following organizations in making this Conference possible: * Humanities Federation of Canada * Association of Research Libraries * Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers * Canadian Association of Learned Journals * Social Science Federation of Canada * Legal Research Institute The University of Manitoba CONFERENCE REGISTRATION FORM Last Name First Name = Title (Prof./Dr./Mr./Mrs./Ms.) Preferred Name for Name Badge= Organization = Address = City Province/State Country Postal Code Business Telephone No. Residence Telephone No. E-mail/FAX No. = Meals: Special Dietary Requirements (specify) = (e.g., diabetic, vegetarian, etc.) = Banquet Preference = Choice of: Salmon [ ] Beef [ ] Other Requirements: (e.g., physical handicap, etc.) Please specify. Fees: (including GST) Before September 1, 1993 $150.00 (Cdn) After September 1, 1993: $200.00 (Cdn) Dinner for Guest: $ 30.00 (Cdn) Please make your cheque or money order payable to The University of Manitoba. Registrations must be accompanied by full payment of registration fees. All fees are payable in Canadian funds. For practical reasons, enrolment is limited to 200 participants. Cancellation: Requests for a full refund must be received by September 15, 1993. No refunds will be made after this date. Travel Arrangements: Canadian Airlines International has been selected as "the official carrier" for our Conference. For those attending from points in Canada, Canadian is offering 15% off the full economy fare. Should you qualify for advanced purchase fares, Canadian is offering a 5% discount off published year-round excursion fares (within Canada only). Contact Canadian Airlines Conventionair Office (1-800-665-5554) or your travel agent, and be sure to mention Convention Number 4369. Further inquiries may be directed to: Co-ordinator, Institute for the Humanities, University of Manitoba, Room 108 Isbister Bldg., Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3T 2N2, Canada. [Telephone: (204) 474-9599; FAX: (204) 275- 5781; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.] G.S.T. Registration Number: R119260669.