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The Copyright & New Media Law Newsletter For Librarians & Information Specialists

Now in its second year of publication, The Copyright & New Media Law Newsletter For Librarians & Information Specialists covers issues such as privacy for web sites, copyright collectives and print and electronic copying, the European copyright scene and reviews of copyright web sites for libraries, museums and archives. A print newsletter, with email alerts between issues, subscribers are also entitled to a free subscription to the electronic newsletter Copyright & New Media Legal News. For further information, visit the web site at:
http://copyrightlaws.com or
email at libraries@copyrightlaws.com

CBIR research and development in the UK

As part of an initiative on content-based image retrieval (CBIR), JISC has commissioned research from the Institute for Image Data Research at the University of Northumbria. The Institute will review the current state of the art for CBIR research and development in the UK, and is consulting with researchers and users on a world-wide basis. They are particularly interested in researchers’ views on what questions the research should ask and what the technical and human barriers are. They also want practitioners’ ideas on the capabilities of existing CBIR systems and how useful the techniques might be for managing image data.
Anyone interested is invited to contact:
Dr. John Eakins: john.eakins@unn.ac.uk or
Margaret Graham at margaret.graham@unn.ac.uk

Unveiling of EDINA’s remodelled web site

As well as recently unveiling its remodelled web site, EDINA (the JISC funded national Datacentre based at Edinburgh University Data Library), has also combined with Ovid Technologies to host INSPEC, again as a JISC Authorised INSPEC Service Provider (JAISP). INSPEC, produced by the Institute of Electrical Engineers, is the premier database for access to the world’s leading scientific and technical literature in a very broad range of disciplines.
The new arrangement strengthens EDINA’s position as a host for specialised databases for many academic fields.
For further information contact Ovid Technologies contact Alex Lankester at alexl@ovid.com or for EDINA contact Margaret Tubby at m.tubby@ed.ac.uk

Nordic metadata final project report now available in HTML format

The Nordic metadata project has been completed, and the final project report is now available in HTML format at
A printed version will be published in September.

Conference: Information Ecologies: the impact of new information ‘species’

Information Ecologies: the impact of new information ‘species’ 2-4 December 1998 Viking Moat House Hotel, York. This 3 day, 2 night residential conference, organised by the Electronic Libraries (eLib) Programme and UKOLN, will look at the impacts of the new ‘information ecologies’ on libraries and universities today, at the nature and economics of some of these, and at how we should plan in order to cope with our new environment in the future. Such issues will be addressed with particular reference to the experiences of eLib projects, and set in the wider context of the international community. To be held in York, this international conference features a range of distinguished speakers. Further information is available at: