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Internet Librarian 2013 Conference in California

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Information Today, Inc. returns to Monterey once again in 2013 to present the 17th annual Internet Librarian the ONLY conference for information professionals who are using, developing, and embracing Internet, Intranet, and Web-based strategies.

 

The theme: Community Engagement: Strategies, Services & Tools


October 28-30

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Interesting upcoming conference in California!

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Internet Librarian Conference happening now

Internet Librarian Conference happening now | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

"Information Today, Inc. returns to Monterey once again in 2011 to present the 15th annual Internet Librarian – the ONLY conference for information professionals who are using, developing, and embracing Internet, Intranet, and Web-based strategies in their roles as information architects and navigators,Webmasters and Web managers, content evaluators and developers, taxonomists, searchers, community builders, information providers, trainers, guides, and more. The Call for Speakers for Internet Librarian 2010 is now open. If you would like to participate as a speaker or workshop leader, please CLICK HERE to learn more, and to submit a proposal (deadline: March 27, 2010).

-->Whether you are managing information for a business, law firm, university, school or public library, keeping up with new tools and techniques is always a challenge. Internet Librarian 2011 definitely meets that challenge.

Internet@Schools, a two-day-long track especially for library media and technology specialists who are using the Internet and technology in K-12 schools, wil once again this year be a part of Internet Librarian 2011."

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Web-connected libraries for Africa: the dream of digital knowledge for all

Web-connected libraries for Africa: the dream of digital knowledge for all | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

James Bridle:

New venture Librii is seeking to set up self-sustaining libraries with internet access in poor and isolated communities.

 

A decade ago, Brewster Kahle, philanthropist and founder of the Internet Archive, created the first digital bookmobile: a complete printing press in the back of a car. With a power source, satellite internet connection, printer and binder, the vehicle and its descendants subsequently printed thousands of public-domain books where they were needed most, such as in rural areas without internet connection, including schools and refugee camps across Africa.

In 2003, it was estimated that less than 1% of Africa's population had access to the internet. Since then, that figure has grown to just 15%. Private companies have been laying high-speed cables along the coasts, but it's slow to make progress inland: even where access is available, it is often low speed and unconnected to the facilities on the ground needed to make the most of it, particularly for education. (The vast majority of people in Africa who do access the internet do so via mobile phone.)

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Worthwhile initiative for setting up web-connected libraries in Africa!

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