Joint Conference on Digital Libraries
June 16-20, 2008 -
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
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
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.