Jane Duffy (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Darcy Duke (email@example.com)
Ann Eagan (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Ruth Fenske (email@example.com)
Pat Flanagan (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Brian Gray (email@example.com)
Steve Hardin (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Deborah Helman (email@example.com)
Gail Hodge (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Jon Jablonski (email@example.com)
Penny O’Connor (firstname.lastname@example.org)
George Ryerson (email@example.com)
Linda Yamamoto (firstname.lastname@example.org)
and introductions opened the meeting. KT Vaughan announced STI-sponsored
events for the remainder of the conference.
interest is the upcoming Digital
Archives for Science & Engineering
Resources Summit (DASER) being held at MIT.
Julie Arnold noted that the positions of Chair-elect and Secretary/Treasurer
are currently vacant. After explaining the duties of Secretary/Treasurer,
Jon Jablonski was elected to that position by acclamation. It was decided
to leave vacant Chair-elect for the time being.
The remainder of the meeting was devoted to suggesting panel sessions
for the 2004 conference. Each session requires a volunteer to shepherd
it through the planning process. That volunteer need not necessarily
moderate the panel, but is responsible for arranging the speakers.
Panels are usually co-sponsored by other SIGs, and speakers are usually
invited in a cooperative manner. Final panel proposals are due January
17th, while camera-copy for the proceedings are usually due in June.
The proposals below were taken to the all-SIG planning meeting:
Reference services and knowledgebases: when is help helpful
The use and implications of knowledgebases within the context of digital reference
projects in the sciences.
Shepherds: Julie Arnold. Pat Flanagan
Potential cosponsors: CR USE KM
Trans-national bio-informatics initiatives
Technical and research issues for genomics and proteomics databases
that cross national boundaries. The National (U.S.) Center
for Biotechnology Information,
European Bioinformatics Institute, and the National Institute of Genetics
(Japan) regularly sync multi-terabyte databases which biologists
around the world use
Shepherds: KT Vaughan Gail Hodge
Potential cosponsors: MED III
level metadata in digital libraries
While much research has focused on descriptive, technical, and preservation
metadata schemes for describing digital and physical objects, many institutions
are now faced with multiple collections that may have slightly different metadata
implementations. This session discusses the concept of a collection and how
to describe and manage groups of collections.
Shepherd: Gail Hodge
Potential cosponsors: KM DL, CR
Access Initiatives in the sciences
As the number of open access journals, disciplinary pre-print servers, and
institutional repositories increases, researchers are increasingly asked to
store and describe documents multiple times. A look at current projects and
models, with an emphasis on evaluating institutional versus discipline based
Shepherd: Deborah Helman
Potential cosponsors: DL
of Scholarly Communication
In a world of ever greater specialization in the sciences, Information Professionals
are less likely to hold detailed subject knowledge for all of their constituents.
This panel presents an argument that rigorous study of social processes in
the life cycle of information in the sciences can lead to better services and
Shepherd: Jon Jablonski
Potential cosponsors: HSIF?
The physical infrastructure of research
How high speed networking infrastructures are changing the way science gets
Shepherd: Pat Flanagan, Brian Gray, Gail Hodge
tools: why some stick and some don't
Shepherd: Deborah Helman
Potential cosponsors: LT; standards committee
from all-SIG planning meeting:
Ann Eagan and Jon Jablonski attended the all-SIG planning meeting held
the day after the STI planning meeting. As expected, many proposed
panel sessions had considerable overlap with other SIGs. Initially
strong voices of support came for:
services and knowledgebases: when is help helpful.
chair of SIG KM, expressed interest.
- Trans-national bio-informatics initiatives
Nancy Blase (UW) for SIG MED, expressed interest.
13 November 2003