The LISA V Scientific Organizing Committee cordially invites you to submit contributed talks and poster presentations.
Papers are solicited in particular, but not exclusively, on the following topics:
1. THE VIRTUAL OBSERVATORY AND WHAT'S IN IT FOR LIBRARIES
The role of libraries and librarians in the era of the Virtual Observatory
Metadata and interoperability
Bibliometric studies using the Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Dataset and facility identifiers - easier retrieval of papers based on observational data
2. THE E-JOURNAL SWAMP
E-only vs. print -- does cancellation of print actually achieve savings?
Consortia models -- experiences from astronomy libraries
Difficulties in leaving "Big Deals" with major publishers
Are we buying or renting? Access to e-journals after cancellations
Reasons to keep print; is there a future for print?
When is full text not full text?
3. THE CHANGING PUBLISHING SECTOR
Open access and institutional repositories
Open Archive Initiative (and how it differs from open access)
Future of traditional journals
Pre-publication vs. post-publication peer-review
4. PRESERVATION AND ARCHIVING / HISTORICAL SESSION
Technological aspects of electronic preservation
Digitization projects in astronomy
Migration -- preserving the integrity of the scientific record
Paper copies as backups for e-journals
How to use e-tools to set up an archive
5. BEYOND ADS AND GOOGLE -- CIRCUMSTANCES UNDER WHICH WE USE DATABASES OTHER THAN THE OBVIOUS
Who needs commercial databases? Case studies on ISI Web of Science, Scopus, Scitation et al.
"Invisible literature" -- what IS NOT indexed
ARIbib -- where is it and where is it going?
Retrieval of non-English language literature
Who's afraid of the big bad Google? Google Scholar, Google Print and more
Which search engines for which purpose?
6. CUTTING EDGE TECHNOLOGIES
E-metrics - how to measure library e-resources and services
Bibliomining -- data mining for libraries
Online library catalog -- does it have a future?
Blogs and wikis and podcasts, oh my!
7. THE CREATIVE LIBRARIAN
Widening fields of activities, e.g., public outreach, education
Marketing in the astronomy setting
Webpages -- the library's business card
Libraries as publishers / providers
The conference Keynote Speaker will be Dr. John Huchra, Vice Provost for Research Policy, Harvard University, and Robert O. & Holly Thomis Doyle Professor of Cosmology, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge, MA, USA.
If you are interested in giving an oral and/or poster presentation, please submit title, author(s) name(s) and affiliation(s), full mailing address(es), fax number(s) and e-mail address(es), as well as a half page abstract in English to the LISA V email account
The presenting author should be clearly marked. Abstracts in plain text (ascii) format are preferred.
Submission deadline will be September 30, 2005.
Please note that the SOC cannot guarantee that all submitted papers will be accepted and that it reserves the right to request that a proposed oral presentation be presented as a poster paper or vice versa. Notifications regarding accepted papers will be made no later than January 31, 2006.