Hot Topics: Intellectual Property, Print, and Ethics

By Hawkins, Donald T. | Information Today, April 2009 | Go to article overview

Hot Topics: Intellectual Property, Print, and Ethics


Hawkins, Donald T., Information Today


Last month, I noted that the May conference scene would be even more active than April was. And that's certainly true. Not only are there more conferences, but 80 new ones have also been added to the ITI Conference Calendar (www.infotoday.com/calendar.shtml). Despite the current economic situation, conferences are continuing as usual, and that's a good sign. Many societies are hosting their annual meetings this month as well as a number of specialty conferences.

Intellectual Property

Intellectual property (IP), a topic often included in large general conferences, is the focus of the following three meetings this month:

* The Patent Information Users Group, Inc. (PIUG; www.piug.org/2009/an09meet.php) meets May 2-7 in San Antonio and will look at ways to search for patents using different or unusual techniques (the program calls it "beyond your borders").

* The American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA; www.aipla.org/Content/ContentGroups/ Meetings_and_Events1/Spring_Meetings/20093/SP20 09Flyer.pdf) will meet May 13-15 in San Diego for its spring meeting.

* The International Trademark Association (INTA; www.inta.org/index.php?option=com_intaevents& task=eventdetails&id=1245&catid=11&parentid= 1244&Itemid=67&getcontent=2) will host its Annual Meeting May 16-20 in Seattle. The focus will be on "social and environmental issues that have changed how marketers and agencies reach consumers." Trademarks, branding, and international IP issues are major issues on the program.

The Power of Print

The English proverb, "The pen is mightier than the sword," is the likely foundation of the Power of Print Conference (www.wan-press.org/powerofprint2009/home.php) May 27-28 in Barcelona, Spain. Power of Print will address issues relating to printed newspapers, which the conference website reports are the largest advertising medium on the planet. Conference sessions cover a range of topics, from product development for print and digital news media to successful trends in print and "printcasting" (creating personalized versions of newspapers with high advertising rates).

Organizational Ethics

I am intrigued by a conference titled The Ethics of Information Organization (www.uwm.edu/Dept/SOIS/cipr/ ioethics.html) that will be held May 22-23 in Milwaukee. The organizers of this conference claim that ethical challenges exist in areas such as standards, subject access, metadata, folksonomies, and international aspects. At press time, the program was not available, but be sure to check the conference website for more information.

Library Issues

The Libraries in the Digital Age (LIDA; www.ffos.hr/ lida) conference, which has been held annually since 2000 in Dubrovnik and Mljet, Croatia, has developed into a significant event on the library conference calendar. According to the website for this year's conference, LIDA "addresses the changing and challenging environment for libraries and information systems and services in the digital world."

The 2009 LIDA conference is scheduled for May 25-30, and it will be the last one held in Dubrovnik. Future LIDA conferences will be held biannually in Zadar, Croatia. The guest of honor at LIDA 2009 will be Michael Buckland, professor emeritus at the University of California-Berkeley's School of Information and former president of the American Society for Information Science and Technology.

The International Conference on Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries (QQML 2009; www.isast.org) will be held May 26-29 in Chania, Greece. It will examine how business analysis methods can be applied to the library world, especially for data analysis, data mining, and digital content. The 26 sessions of this conference examine many aspects of QQML that are highly relevant to libraries at the present, especially as budgets continue to come under close scrutiny. …

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