Please distribute this notice widely to anyone you think would be 
interested in attending (apologies for cross-postings/duplicates).

Dear Colleagues,
The Third Annual IEEE/ACM Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL 
'03) is being held at Rice University in Houston, Texas from 27 - 31 
May 2003.  JCDL is a major international forum focusing 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 types of digital content; new 
means of selecting, collecting, organizing, and distributing digital 
content; digital preservation and archiving; and theoretical models of 
information media, including document genres and electronic publishing.

The conference offers a range of tutorials, workshops, paper 
presentations, posters, and demos. Please visit the JCDL '03 website at to view the full program for the conference 
and to register for the conference, tutorials, and/or workshops.  We 
hope to see you there!!

Tutorials and workshops can also be attended independent of the full 
conference. For a complete listing please consult the JCDL 03 website.

Tutorials include:
-- Overview of Digital Libraries 
-- How to Build a Digital Library Using Open-Source Software 
-- Usability Evaluation of Digital Libraries
-- How to Build a Geospatial Digital Library 
-- Thesauri and Ontologies in Digital Libraries I & II 
-- XML 
-- Open Content Licenses and Copyright 

Workshops include:
-- Cross-Cultural Usability for Digital Libraries 
-- International Workshop on Information Visualization Interfaces for 
Retrieval and Analysis (IVIRA)
-- Building a Meaningful Web: From Traditional Knowledge Organization 
Systems to New Semantic Tools The 6th Networked Knowledge Organization 
Systems (NKOS) Workshop 
-- OAI Metadata Harvesting Workshop 

JCDL 03 is generously sponsored by:
Association for Computing Machinery
-- Special Interest Group on Information Retrieval (ACM SIGIR)
-- Special Interest Group on Hypertext, Hypermedia, and the Web (ACM 

Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers Computer Society 
(IEEE Computer Society)
--Technical Committee on Digital Libraries (TCDL)

In cooperation with:
-- The American Society for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T)
-- Coalition for Networked Information (CNI)
-- Delos Network of Excellence in Digital Libraries 
-- Rice University

Geneva Henry, Conference Chair, [log in to unmask]
Cathy Marshall, Program Chair, [log in to unmask]