I unfortunately will be unable to attend your meetings in Hawaii but will
look forward to a detailed report or summary thereafter. Sounds exciting!
Meanwhile I toil in the field of LIS, but find myself increasingly
attracted to the DC. Last Nov. I did a one-day workshop on the DC to
FEDLINK librarians and was impressed with their response and enthusiasm for
Ann M. Sandberg-Fox, Ph.D.
Cataloging Consultant & Trainer
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Fairfax, VT 05454
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> [Original Message]
> From: Liddy Nevile <[log in to unmask]>
> To: <[log in to unmask]>
> Date: 3/11/2002 12:51:20 AM
> Subject: WWW11 Conference and Workshop in Hawaii in May
> this is to urge you to consider joining us in Hawaii in early May for
> the WWW11 Conference but especially the Accessibility Workshop and
> the metadata and accessibility sessions of the main WWW2002
> WWW11 has a heavy emphasis on metadata and semantic web use of
> metadata this year. Sso many (unfortunately (or fortunately)) very
> good papers were submitted in this area that even though only a
> small proportion of those submitted could be accepted, there will be
> a lot of them.
> Metadata about accessibility is clearly going to be useful beyond
> just for discovery so those interested in it may well want to know
> how such metadata can be made to be active and useful.
> In addition to the sessions in the main conference then, there will
> be a workshop in which we propose to spend half a day working on
> possibilities for accessibility metadata. We are still finalising the
> program but intend to cover especially the new Evaluation And Report
> Language (EARL) being developed by W3C working groups, and how it
> will be useful in the accessibility area. We hope to demonstrate live
> evaluation and production of EARL metadata that can be used for
> discovery and matching of resources with needs.
> The morning of the workshop is intended to provide an opportunity for
> us to summarise the guidelines, standards, authoring software, user
> agents and evaluation applications being developed by the range of
> players working on accessibility across the world.
> We do hope you can join us for this important work. Early B