Monday, May 23, 2005


Dark shadows are shimmering,
reflecting the end of another day,
a hundred sunbeams splinter in an azure horizon
closing my day with infinite rays of the future

I always love evenings. I love how the day closes itself.
But I love all of today's moments. Morning, noon, afternoon, evening. All nows and thens of the day. Today. The day where I closed some dimensions of my life. The day where the new span of life began. The day where some dreams came true and some dreams remain. The day where my name appeared in the thoughts of some. The day where some prayers were spoken. The day where I feel so loved. I love today and today loves me.

Thank you for today.
Life, thank you.
My friends, thank you.
Love, thank you.
The One, thank you.

feeling so light; just submitted the D on her b day.

My big D day

Yes, today is my big day. The big D day. Big in so many ways. Full of excitement.

Thursday, May 12, 2005

Still on the 'no-go-blog' realm

My dearest friends,

I'm not yet out from my 'no-go-blog' realm. Still need perhaps 8 days to really work my big stuff out--to really really finish 'it'. Wish me luck. After that, many postings will be waiting for you.

About the previous posting (ASIST international paper contest), I encourage you to give it a try. (Well, not because I'm one of the judges, but because it's worth it to try). For Indonesian pals, please try if you can, so at least we will have another Indonesian winners in the contest!

Ok. That's all for now. See ya later, soon.

Tuesday, May 10, 2005


on International Digital Libraries and Information Science & Technology Advances in Developing Countries

More information is available from the Paper Contest page at

The American Society for Information Science & Technology (ASIST), International Information Issues Special Interest Group (SIG-III), is pleased to announce its sixth competition for papers to be submitted for the 2005 Annual Meeting, which will take place in Charlotte, North Carolina, October 28-November 2, 2005.

The theme of the paper is:
"Bringing Research and Practice Together - the Developing World Perspective."
The paper topic may address either the country or regional level issues. Papers could discuss issues, policies and case studies on specific aspects of this theme, such as, but not limited to, the following:
  • Social, ethical, political, legal, and economic and cultural issues: issues related to the role of information in society, such as information policy, access, security, privacy, and intellectual property, as well as the social uses and abuses of information technologies such as the Internet and World Wide Web in bridging or separating diverse communities.
  • Information organization, management, access, and retrieval.
  • Information seeking and use: the role of information in professional and daily lives, use of various types of information technology, and social contexts of information seeking.
  • Information technology, social equity and development: IT and governance, IT & and the new economy, including the future of work and implications of technological hardware and software developments; the role of ICTs in conflict management, etc.

There will be six winners. Winners will be selected by a panel of judges including Liwen Vaughan (chair), Yunfei Du, Yin Zhang, Duncan Omole, Merlyna Lim, Julian Warner, and Nathalie Leroy.

The prize for each winner is a two-year individual membership in ASIST. In the case of multiple authors, the principal author will be awarded the ASIST membership. In addition, depending on SIG III fundraising this year, the first place winner will be rewarded a minimum of $1,000 toward travel, conference registration, and accommodations while attending the ASIST Annual Conference in Charlotte, North Carolina, October 28-November 2, 2005.

Publishing opportunities
Submitted papers will be considered for posting on the SIG III web site as pre-publications. In addition, they will also be considered for inclusion in a special issue of the International Information and Library Review, subject to the
usual peer refereeing process.

Information for authors
Only papers by a principal author who is a citizen of, and resides in a developing country are eligible. Winners in the 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003 or 2004 contests are not eligible. The papers should be original, unpublished, and in English. We encourage submissions from librarians, information and network specialists, and educators involved in the creation, representation, maintenance, exchange, discovery, delivery, and use of digital information.

ASIST Copyright Policy
ASIST will have the non-exclusive right to publish any of the papers submitted on its website or in print, with ownership and all other rights remaining with the author.

Deadline for submission of full papers
Authors are invited to submit manuscripts, not to exceed 5000 words, by June 30, 2005, to Duncan Omole at

Please check the SIG III website ( for more information about the SIG III International Paper Contest, including Frequently Asked Questions, past CFPs, previous winners and winning papers, and success stories from previous winners.