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From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
Date: Thu, 16 Dec 2004 09:01:50 +0000

               Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 18, No. 432.
       Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                     Submit to: humanist_at_princeton.edu

   [1] From: Bonnie Wilson <bwilson_at_cnri.reston.va.us> (49)
         Subject: D-Lib Magazine 12/04

   [2] From: JoDI Announcements <jodi_at_ecs.soton.ac.uk> (67)
         Subject: JoDI (V5i4): Social Aspects of Digital Information in

         Date: Thu, 16 Dec 2004 08:32:38 +0000
         From: Bonnie Wilson <bwilson_at_cnri.reston.va.us>
         Subject: D-Lib Magazine 12/04


The December 2004 issue of D-Lib Magazine (http://www.dlib.org/) is now

This issue contains four articles, two conference reports, the 'In Brief'
column, excerpts from recent press releases, and news of upcoming
conferences and other items of interest in 'Clips and Pointers'. The
Featured Collection for December 2004 is the Library of Congress
collection: By the People, For the People: Posters from the WPA, 1936-1943.

The articles include:

The Role of RSS in Science Publishing: Syndication and Annotation on the Web
Tony Hammond, Timo Hannay and Ben Lund, Nature Publishing Group

Resource Harvesting within the OAI-PMH Framework
Herbert Van de Sompel, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Research Library;
Michael L. Nelson, Old Dominion University; and Carl Lagoze and Simeon
Warner, Cornell University

A Repository of Metadata Crosswalks
Carol Jean Godby, Jeffrey A. Young, and Eric Childress, OCLC Online
Computer Library Center, Inc.

Metadata Development in China : Research and Practice
Jia Liu, Peking University, China

The Conference Reports are:

How Fares the Wired Museum? Report on the 32nd Annual Conference of the
Museum Computer Network (November 10-13, 2004)
David Green, Knowledge Culture

ISMIR 2004: International Conference on Music Information Retrieval,
October 10-14, 2004, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain
Michael Droettboom, Johns Hopkins University

D-Lib has mirror sites at the following locations:

UKOLN, University of Bath, Bath, England

The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia

State Library of Lower Saxony and the University Library of Goettingen,

Universidad de Belgrano, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan

BN - National Library of Portugal, Portugal

(If the mirror site closest to you is not displaying the December 2004
issue of D-Lib Magazine at this time, please check back later. There is a
delay between the time the magazine is released in the United States and
the time when the mirroring process has been completed.)

Bonnie Wilson
D-Lib Magazine

         Date: Thu, 16 Dec 2004 08:35:00 +0000
         From: JoDI Announcements <jodi_at_ecs.soton.ac.uk>
         Subject: JoDI (V5i4): Social Aspects of Digital Information in

Journal of Digital Information announces
A SPECIAL ISSUE on Social Aspects of Digital Information in Perspective
(Volume 5, issue 4, December 2004)
Special issue Editors: Roberta Lamb and Susan Johnson, University of
Hawaii, Manoa

   From the special issue editorial:
"This special issue showcases a series of studies that are guided by the
methods and perspectives of Social Informatics. This line of inquiry
extends a research stream of the late Rob Kling, a pioneer in social
informatics studies who strived for over 30 years to make social issues
central to discussions about computing and information systems.

"Within the past decade, social informatics research has grown to encompass
a widening and interdisciplinary interest in studies that carefully examine
the ways in which information and communications technologies (ICTs) are
bound up in everyday social and organizational structures. It draws
researchers who focus on the inter-relationships among people, their
institutional and cultural contexts, and their uses of ICTs. This focus on
'ICT use in context' diverts some attention from the task at hand to pay
more careful attention to the power relations that shape the task and the
setting, as well as the roles of the social actors who use ICTs to perform
their situated tasks.

"For this inaugural theme issue, we were particularly interested in
presenting empirical examinations of ICTs that carefully depict and
theorize about the cumulative influences of local histories on ICT use,
with emphasis on the everyday aspects of living with digital information in
the home, in the workplace, in research labs, in public places, and other
social settings. We know that for many readers the contents of this issue
will be very different from the types of articles they usually find in
JoDI, but we hope this will be a welcome change. We feel it is very
important to present theoretically guided examinations of everyday
encounters with digital information to balance the more prevalent
business-centric concerns and technology-focused projections about
Information Society futures.

"Although the studies in this issue cover a wide range of topics, they
share basic concepts that guide social informatics studies:

- Digital exchanges shape and are shaped by community interaction.
- History and context matter.
- Shifts in identity accompany the use of new digital information technologies.
- Going online precipitates unexpected social, economic and political

The issue includes the following papers:

H. Ekbia, R. Kling (October 2004)
How IT Mediates Organizations: Enron and The California Energy Crisis

P. McLean, S. Johnson (October 2004)
How Oke-Ogun Crosses the Digital Divide - Study of a Nigerian Rural
Development Project

M. Raisinghani, A. Benoit, J. Ding, M. Gomez, K. Gupta, V. Gusila, D.
Power, O. Schmedding (August 2004)
Ambient Intelligence: Changing forms of human-computer interaction and
their influence on people and organizational environments

K. Stam, J. Stanton, I. Guzman (October 2004)
Employee Resistance to Information Technology Change in a Social Service
Agency: A Membership Category Approach

Editor's note. One further paper (Klashner) will be added to this issue and
will appear in due course in the issue listing

It will also be included in the announcement for the next issue of JoDI.

The Journal of Digital Information is a peer-reviewed electronic journal
published only via the Web. JoDI is currently free to users thanks to
support from the British Computer Society and Oxford University Press
Received on Thu Dec 16 2004 - 05:27:32 EST

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