JCDL Conference 2008


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Joint Conference on Digital Libraries
June 16-20, 2008 - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Since 2001, the Joint Conference on Digital Libraries has served as the major international forum focused on digital libraries and associated technical, practical, and social issues. JCDL encompasses the many meanings of the term "digital libraries", including (but not limited to) new forms of information institutions; operational information systems with all manner of digital content; new means of selecting, collecting, organizing, and distributing digital content; and theoretical models of information media, including document genres and electronic publishing. Digital libraries may be viewed as a new form of information institution or as an extension of the services libraries currently provide.

Representatives from academe, government, industry, and others are invited to participate in this annual conference.  The conference draws from a broad array of disciplines including computer science, information science, librarianship, archival science and practice, museum studies and practice, technology, medicine, social sciences, and humanities.

JCDL 2008 was held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. JCDL 2008 was hosted by the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Information Sciences and was organized by an international committee of scholars and leaders in the Digital Libraries field.  Over three hundred attendees participated in five days of events including a day of cutting edge tutorials; 3 days of papers, panels, and keynotes; and a day of research workshops.

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