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E-PUBLISHING – The New Digital Frontier

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  • shaji john
    Dear Friends, Please note Free / Open Source Software such as Dspace and GNU E-Prints is will be covered. Also Open Access Publishing and Open Access
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      Dear Friends,

      Please note Free / Open Source Software such as Dspace and GNU E-Prints
      is will be covered. Also Open Access Publishing and Open Access
      Archiving. Sounds very exciting :)




      E-PUBLISHING ��� The New Digital Frontier
      (Sep. 06-08, 2004)


      The current mainstream publication process, scholarly as well as trade,
      has been significantly influenced by the endless possibilities offered
      by personal computers, Internet, World Wide Web and its suite of
      technologies. Electronic-first as opposed to the traditional paper-first
      systems has been emerging aggressively, and of course technology offers
      the way forward. E-publication offers a way to bring a new equilibrium
      to the scholarly publication ecosystem. SGML, RDF, XHTML, XML, XSLT,
      Metadata standards, ��� all go together to revolutionise the movement.
      Recent developments such as the OpenURL Framework, CrossRef, DOI ���
      mostly remarkable efforts from publishers and the scholarly world, offer
      a variety of opportunities for e-publishing. Presently there is a fast
      growing interest displayed across the world on open publishing
      initiatives and open access initiatives towards free and unrestricted
      online availability of the scholarly literature, taking advantage of the
      latest technology, especially the Internet. The ���open access��� philosophy
      promotes and ensures the free availability of scholarly content on the
      public Internet, and it is all set to reverse and entrust the
      ���publishing control��� back to the creators of the thought content. The
      Internet has also revolutionized businesses across the globe by
      streamlining their supply chains, thereby achieving instant (value
      added) information access and substantial cost reduction. Yet the
      situation is complex as a result of the proliferation of formats, media,
      and channels of distribution, changes in copyright laws and intellectual
      property practices, and changes in the economics of publishing. The main
      objective of today���s business is to develop a working strategy for
      developing "agile" systems that are quick and flexible, to respond to
      the changing needs of the end user. However, the contention that
      ���printed books and journals will soon be replaced by electronic
      documents that are malleable, mutable and mobile��� is a matter of debate
      involving the interaction of psychological, sociological, economic,
      political, and cultural factors that influence the consumption of
      information at large.


      The program would be of interest to publishers and the publishing
      Industry; information vendors and suppliers; content buyers and content
      sellers; researchers, managers, developers, and users; and information
      science/technology professionals.


      This programme is designed to:

      * Provide a vivid and candid perspective of the already perfected,
      and fast upcoming revolution in the Academic / Scholarly
      Communication System;

      * Impart the knowledge and skills (conceptual as well as technical
      components) required for strategy formulation for leveraging
      information technology for the publishing community, information
      intermediaries, and the information science/technology
      professionals, so as to equip them to face the challenges
      proactively and to position themselves at the cutting edge of
      technology, profession and business;

      * Portray the potential of Web Technologies and the Internet
      Information Infrastructure for scholarly communication;


      * New and upcoming publishing models;

      * Information objects in the digital landscape;

      * The diminishing supply chains of information;

      * New services for the Web, The Semantic Web, Multimedia and
      Multimodal Web;

      * Perfected as well as the upcoming Architectures, Standards,
      Protocols, Resources and Formats;

      * Old Actors - New Roles: Scholars, Publishers, Information
      Professionals, Journalists and Teachers;

      * Electronic Publishing in the trade, scholarly communication,
      E-commerce, digital libraries and distance learning;

      * New scholarly publishing paradigm - Open Access Publishing and
      Open Access Archiving ��� Budapest Open Access Initiative (BOAI)
      and other major initiatives;

      * Institutional Repositories, Author Archives and the Open
      Archives Initiative - ���GNU Eprints��� and ���DSpace���;

      * Metadata - its usage and interoperability;

      * Multilingual Systems and translators;

      * Accessibility; Copyright and other rights issues;

      * Security, and reliability/quality assurance on the information

      * Business strategy for E-Publishing;

      * Change management imperatives


      * Prof. K. Krishna Kumar
      Director, IIMK

      * Prof. V. Rajaraman
      IT adviser, IIMK & IBM Professor of Information Technology
      IISc, Bangalore

      * Prof. Subbiah Arunachalam
      Distinguished Fellow, M.S. Swaminathan
      Research Foundation, Chennai

      * Dr. T. B. Rajashekar
      Associate Chairman, National Center
      for Science Information, IISc Bangalore

      * Dr. A.R.D. Prasad
      Associate Professor, Documentation
      Research & Training Center, ISI, Bangalore

      * Dr. Saji Gopinath
      Associate Professor, IIMK

      * Dr. M. Harishankar
      Professor, IIMK

      * Dr. Radhakrishna Pillai
      Associate Professor, IIMK

      * Dr. M.K. Nabeel
      Lecturer, Academy of Medical Sciences
      Kannur, Kerala

      * Sh. Ashok Pathak
      Manager ��� Computer Center, IIMK

      * Mr. M G Sreekumar
      Librarian & Head, Center for
      Development of Digital Libraries (CDDL), IIMK


      Rs. 12000
      Rs. 9000
      Rs. 6000
      Rs. 4000

      For NRIs or Foreigners the participation fee is US $275. The fee is to
      be paid by Demand Draft in favour of "Indian Institute of Management
      Kozhikode", payable at "Calicut". The fee includes course material,
      breakfast, working lunch (and dinner for residential participants).

      Payments to IIMK are exempted from deduction of Tax.


      Mr. M G Sreekumar and Dr. R Radhakrishna Pillai


      This programme will be organized in Calicut during Sep. 06-08, 2004.
      Twin sharing accommodation shall be provided to the residential
      participants from Sep. 5th, 2004 evening to 8th evening. Single room
      accommodation shall be provided at Rs. 750/- extra per day.


      The MDP Office
      Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode
      Kunnamangalam (Post),
      CALICUT - 673 571, Kerala, India
      Phone: +91-495-2809208, 2809116, 2803001
      Fax: +91-495-2803010 or 11
      Email: mdp@...
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      314/1, 7th Cross, Domlur Bangalore - 560 071 Karnataka, INDIA
      Ph/Fax: +91 80 51150580. Mobile: +91 80 36701931

      Currently on sabbatical with APDIP/UNDP
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      Wisma UN, Block C Komplex Pejabat Damansara.
      Jalan Dungun, Damansara Heights. 50490 Kuala Lumpur.
      P. O. Box 12544, 50782, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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