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Digital Identifiers Workshop at ALA (fwd) Marcia Tuttle 03 May 1999 18:39 UTC

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Date: Mon, 3 May 1999 12:35:46 -0500
From: Lloyd Davidson <Ldavids@NWU.EDU>
Subject: Digital Identifiers Workshop at ALA

The 1999 LITA Preconference:

"Making Sense of Digital Identifiers for Internet and Other Applications"
will take place on Friday, June 25 from 9a.m. - 4p.m. at the Hilton Hotel
in New Orleans.  Early registration deadline is May 21, 1999.  This
workshop will highlight the growing need for such identifiers as presented
by a formidable group of experts.

Keynote speakers:
   Clifford Lynch, CNI and William Arms, CNRI

Electronic identifiers are of increasing importance in the management of
digital objects, both on and off the Internet, and affect services such as
library operations, copyright privileges, item tracking, discovery and
linking, commercial transactions, and archiving.  This workshop will
include theoretical, practical and descriptive information on many of the
high profile identifiers that are now in use or under development, such as
the Digital Object Identifier System (DOI) and CNRI's Handle System on
which it is based, the International Standard Work Number (ISWN), and the
Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) concept.  Applications, representative
problems and complications surrounding their development and
implementation, and examples of their use and management, will all be

This workshop is aimed at all levels of library staff that will be affected,
from public services and bibliographers, to technical services.

Scheduled speakers include:
William Arms, Vice President, Corporation for National
    Research Initiatives (CNRI)
Helen Barsky Atkins, Director of Database Development,
    Institute for Scientific Information (ISI)
Leslie L. Daigle, URI expert and consultant
Brian Green, Executive Director, Book Industry
     Communication (BIC) and EDItEUR
Clifford Lynch, Executive Director, Coalition for
     Networked Information (CNI)
Dr. Norman Paskin, Director of International Digital
     Object Identifier (DOI) Foundation
Stuart Weibel, Senior Research Scientist for OCLC's
     Office of Research

For more details and registration information visit or contact:
Lloyd Davidson ( (out of town, May 4-10).

Program made possible with support from ISI.
Lloyd A. Davidson
Life Sciences Librarian and Head, Access Services
Seeley G. Mudd Library for Science and Engineering
2233 N. Campus Drive
Northwestern University
Evanston, IL  60208  (847)491-2906 (Voice)    (815)371-1079 (fax)