June 18-21, 2006, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
The fifth Library and Information Services in Astronomy meeting will be hosted by the Wolbach Library at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Libraries. This First Announcement is meant to provide general information about the meeting. Additional details will be given in the Second Announcement, to be distributed in January 2006. Please forward this information to colleagues who may be interested.
The meeting will be held at Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, which is minutes away from the historic city of Boston.
The proceedings will be published electronically. Further instructions will follow in the Second Announcement.
Registration: US $300
Early Bird (before March 15, 2006): US $250
Single day: US $100
Student/Retired: US $50/day
Registration opens in January. Registration will be available for the
entire conference or for individual days.
- The role of libraries and librarians in the era of the Virtual ObservatoryMetadata and interoperabilityBibliometric studies using the Astrophysics Data System (ADS)Dataset and facility identifiers - easier retrieval of papers based on observational dataPricing aspects:E-only vs. print -- does cancellation of print actually achieve savings?Consortia models -- experiences from astronomy librariesDifficulties in leaving "Big Deals" with major publishersAccess considerations:Are we buying or renting? Access to e-journals after cancellationsCopyright issues
Reasons to keep print; is there a future for print?When is full text not full text?Open access and institutional repositoriesOpen Archive Initiative (and how it differs from open access)Future of traditional journals
Pre-publication vs. post-publication peer-reviewTechnological aspects of electronic preservationDigitization projects in astronomyMigration -- preserving the integrity of the scientific recordPaper copies as backups for e-journalsHow to use e-tools to set up an archiveWho needs commercial databases? Case studies on ISI Web of Science, Scopus, Scitation, et al."Invisible literature" -- what IS NOT indexedARIbib -- where is it and where is it going?Retrieval of non-English language literatureWho's afraid of the big bad Google? Google Scholar, Google Print and moreWhich search engines for which purpose?E-metrics - how to measure library e-resources and servicesBibliomining -- data mining for libraries
Online library catalog -- does it have a future?Blogs and wikis and podcasts, oh my!Widening fields of activities, e.g., public outreach, education
Marketing in the astronomy settingWebpages -- the library's business card
Disaster managementLibraries as publishers / providers
Second Announcement: January 2006
Early bird registration and fee due: March 15, 2006
Late registration and fee due: May 15, 2006