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Apologies for cross posting...

There are a few places left at the forthcoming conference Journals in
Transition: From paper to electronic access. A booking form follows the brief
description and programme. Bookings can be sent by email, fax or post. Address
details are at the end of the message.

Caroline Lloyd
DECOMATE Project Officer

________________________________________________________________________________

JOURNALS IN TRANSITION : FROM PAPER TO ELECTRONIC ACCESS

The EU project DECOMATE : a case study

27th-28th February 1997 Scarman House, University of Warwick

The libraries of Tilburg University, London School of Economics and
Universitat Autnoma de Barcelona have been investigating the
practicalities of delivering full text journal material to the end
user, through a project partially funded by the EC Directorate
Generale XIII under the framework of the Libraries Programme.

Generic software has been developed to enable users to search a
bibliographic database and retrieve the full text of journal articles
and an intensive study is being carried out in order to examine user
acceptance, ergonomic issues and the amount and type of usage. The
provision of full text copyright material in electronic form has
involved the consideration of legal, organisational and technical
issues by all three partners.

The conference will discuss the experiences and findings of this
project, the problems that have been encountered and the solutions
that have been found. Areas that will be included are, conceptual
design, technical design, software implementation, monitoring,
standards, user studies, and copyright issues.

Location: Scarman House is the newest and largest of the purpose built
residential Management Training Centres at the University of Warwick.
It overlooks the gentle wooded Warwickshire countryside. Situated on
the Coventry/Warwickshire borders in the centre of England, the travel
connections are excellent for delegates from both the UK and abroad.

Who should attend? The conference will be of particular interest to
practising librarians engaged in, or considering providing, electronic
access to full text material, researchers in the field of Library and
Information Science, those working in applied Computing Science with
experience in library automation and to members of the publishing
community.

Conference fee and booking: The fee for the conference is
stlg170+VAT@17.5% (stlg199.75 in total). Cheques should be made
payable to London School of Economic and Political Science and must be
in sterling. This fee includes all accommodation, refreshments and
meals from registration on the morning of Thursday 27th February to
the close of the conference on the afternoon of Friday 28th February.
A different person can take over the booking at no extra charge,
providing advance notice is given to the conference organiser.

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Programme

Thursday 27th February

9.15 - 10.15 Registration and coffee

SESSION 1 AN INTRODUCTION TO ELECTRONIC DOCUMENT DELIVERY

10.15 - 10.30 Open and welcome
                        Robbert Fisher DG XIII, European Commission,
                        Luxembourg

10.30 - 11.15 Keynote speaker
                        Lynne Brindley, British Library of Political and
                        Economic Science

11.15 - 11.45 Coffee

11.45-12.30 Document delivery in an electronic environment: Current
                        services, present trends and future projections
                        Bill Tuck, independent consultant

12.30 - 14.00 LUNCH (including poster sessions from related projects)

SESSION 2 DECOMATE: FROM CONCEPTUAL TO TECHNICAL DESIGN

14.00 - 14.15 An introduction to DECOMATE
                        Joost Dijkstra, Tilburg University

14.15 - 15.10 The design of DECOMATE
                        Teun Nijssen, Tilburg University

15.10 - 15.30 The monitoring package
                        Ferran Jorba, Universitat Autnoma de Barcelona

15.30 - 16.00 Demonstration of the DECOMATE system

16.00 - 16.30 Tea

SESSION 3 FROM IMPLEMENTATION TO PRACTICAL USE

16.30 - 17.30 Implementation at LSE and UAB
                        John Paschoud, British Library of Political
                        and Economic Science & Ferran Jorba, Universitat
                        Autnoma de Barcelona

18.00 - 18.30 Poster sessions from related projects

19.30 Reception

20.00 Dinner

Friday 28th February

SESSION 4 USER STUDIES: FROM METHODOLOGY TO RESULTS

9.15 - 10.00 The study of the use of electronic services in
                        universities Harry East, Database Resources Research
                        Group

10.00 - 10.40 The DECOMATE user study: methodology and results to date
                        Caroline Lloyd, British Library of Political and
                        Economic Science

10.40 - 11.00 An end-user's views
                        Paul Johnson, Reader in Economic History, LSE

11.00 -11.30 Coffee

SESSION 5 THE WIDER IMPLICATIONS

11.30 - 12.15 Electronic delivery and collection development decisions
                        Clare Jenkins, British Library of Political and Economic
                        Science & Nuria Gallart, Universitat Autnoma de
                        Barcelona

12.15 - 13.00 Does size matter ? Some scaling issues in electronic
                        journal publishing. Chris Gibson, Academic Press

13.00 - 14.30 LUNCH

14.30 - 15.15 Copyright considerations
                        Emanuella Giavarra, Project director ECUP

CLOSING SESSION

15.15 - 16.00 ...and what about the future?
                        Hans Geleijnse, Tilburg University

16.00 Close of conference

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Booking form:

Please reserve a place at the conference for

Name/s

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Position/s ..............................................................

Organisation..........................................................

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Correspondence Address

......................................................................

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......................................................................

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Telephone Number......................................................

Please indicate any special dietary requirements......................

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A cheque is enclosed for............ stlg199.75 per delegate
                                     (stlg170+VAT@17.5%)

Please send an invoice for ......... stlg199.75 per delegate
                                     (stlg170+VAT@17.5%)

to....................................................................

......................................................................

Please note cancelled bookings may incur a cancellation fee.

Booing forms should be returned to:

Caroline Lloyd, British Library of Political and Economic Science, 10
Portugal Street. London WC2A 2HD. Tel:(+44) 171 955 6130. Fax:(+44)
171 955 7454. Email C.Lloyd@lse.ac.uk

Please return by post with accompanying cheque if you wish to pay in
this way. Bookings requesting an invoice may be returned by email, fax
or post.



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