Fifth International World Wide Web Conference
May 6-10, Paris, France
Workshops: Call For Participation
The Networked Computer Science Technical Reports Library:
policy and technology issues of federated digital libraries
The experience of NCSTRL in building a distributed collection of
technical reports raises issues of technology, metadata, and
intellectual property that will be of interest to any organization
wishing to make multi-format collections available over the Web.
The latest information concerning the workshop: position papers, attendees, detailled program, will be made available by the workshop chairman at the following URL:
Thomas Baker (Chair)
GMD - German National Research Center for Information Technology
ERCIM - European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics
The Networked Computer Science Technical Reports Library (NCSTRL) is an
international collaborative effort with three goals: to make available
a distributed collection of computer science technical reports from
universities and research laboratories; to provide a framework for
demonstrating and testing digital library technology; and to explore
the intellectual property issues of federated digital libraries. Its
current system is an outgrowth of the ARPA-supported Computer Science
Technical Reports project and of the NSF-supported WATERS effort.
ERCIM has recently joined NCSTRL and is developing extensions to the
system. The NCSTRL system links distributed, heterogeneous servers
using an open protocol. Currently, over 35 North American and European
organizations have content servers. With endorsement from the
Computing Research Association (CRA) in the U.S. and the participation
of ERCIM in Europe, the NCSTRL collection is expected to grow. While
NCSTRL focuses on the computer science domain, the technology and
policy issues are of broader relevance. This workshop is especially
relevant for organizations wishing to make multi-format collections
available over the Web.
Speakers and demonstrators:
- "The NCSTRL project: past, present future"
- Carl Lagoze, Cornell
- Jim Davis, Xerox PARC
- "Intellectual Property, Copyright"
- M. Galloul, Faculte de Droit de Lyon
- "NCSTRL in Europe" (The SAMOS Project)
- Jacques Ducloy, INRIA (ERCIM)
- Jakka Sairamesh, FORTH (ERCIM)
We want to attract representatives of small organizations interested in
publishing their grey literature on the Web. In their position papers
(one to three pages in ASCII, submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org),
applicants should describe their organization and summarize their
organization's experience with and plans for digital publishing.
Preference will be given to organizations that have already
tried some form of publishing on the Web and wish to tackle more
advanced technological and legal issues.
email@example.com, Tom Baker, Workshop Organizer
Last updated: April 14, 1996