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Call for Paper Strategic Programme on Preservation and Conservation (PAC) | World Library and Information Congress

Call for Paper  Strategic Programme on Preservation and Conservation (PAC) | World Library and Information Congress | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

Theme: 
Developing a stronger network for preservation and conservation in Africa to enable effective responses to natural disasters and man-made conflicts

We invite you to submit a proposal for the session of Preservation and Conservation Strategic Programme at the 81st IFLA General Conference and Assembly to be held in Cape Town, South Africa in August 2015.

The theme of the session will look closely at the library networks within Africa, their response to natural disasters and man-made conflicts as well as the strength of the community.

The Preservation of Conservation Strategic Programme therefore encourages submissions around the topics of:

Responses of the (international, regional and national) library community to natural disasters in AfricaResponses of the (international, regional and national) library community to man-made conflicts in AfricaLessons learned from disaster responses (including challenges and successes)The importance of regional cooperation to effective disaster responseThe importance of adequate training for effective disaster response
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IASA 2014 Annual Conference | IASA 2014 Annual Conference - 5-9 Oct

IASA 2014 Annual Conference | IASA 2014 Annual Conference - 5-9 Oct | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

Cape Town, South Africa, 5-9 October 2014    #iasa2014

Connecting Cultures: Content, Context, and Collaboration

- See more at: http://2014.iasa-web.org/#sthash.o9mYsNfd.dpuf

- Full programme: http://2014.iasa-web.org/programme


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IFLA to build libraries’ capacity to positively influence digital information policy through new International Advocacy grant | World Library and Information Congress #wlic2014

IFLA to build libraries’ capacity to positively influence digital information policy through new International Advocacy grant | World Library and Information Congress #wlic2014 | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

"New grant will help build capacity within the profession to advocate for positive policy change to support public access to digital information in partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Global Libraries Initiative.

 

LYON, – 19 August 2014

 

World Library and Information Congress in Lyon – The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) today announced a new grant for international advocacy activities in support of access to digital information. The investment will develop libraries’ ability to react to emerging issues in the digital environment, increase awareness within the public library community of the link between this emerging environment and their work, and create capacity to undertake advocacy activities in support of policy change.

Public access to ICTs, copyright and licensing or eBooks and eLending are just some of the issues being tackled by policymakers at national, regional and international levels, often without satisfactory results for libraries and their users. As a result, libraries can often find themselves having to work in policy environments that are not sensitive to their issues and services to the public in the digital information environment are degraded."

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WLIC 2014 Conference on now! Many important announcements and happenings in the library world.

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Proceedings of the 22nd BOBCATSSS conference held in Barcelona between 29th-31st January, are now available

"The theme for the 22nd symposium was “Library (r)evolution: Promoting sustainable information practices” and we are want to thank all presenters and participants  who attended the conference. We hope that you have all gained some new perspectives, ideas, thoughts or that you participated in interesting discussions regarding sustainability in libraries and in information practices, studies etc.

Students from the Department of Library and Information Science, University of Barcelona, Spain and the Swedish School of Library and Information Science, University of Borås, Sweden organized the conference."

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Library and archive related submissions!

Full text pdf documents available.

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The Learning Revolution Conference - 21-25 April 2014

The Learning Revolution Conference - 21-25 April 2014 | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

We are pleased to announce the Learning Revolution Conference, online and free, April 21 - 25, 2014. Our goal is to bring together people who are thinking about learning from our important learning places: the school, library, museum, work, adult, online, non-traditional, and home learning worlds.

We want to explore and bridge the conversations about learning that are common to these worlds, including: learning theory, learning practice, learning science, learning space design, and technology for learning. The Internet is shifting the boundaries of these worlds and we believe that they will increasingly overlap and integrate. We also believe that conversations across these boundaries are critical to framing and preparing for the learning revolution starting to take place.

 

Sign up here: http://learningrevolution.com/main/authorization/signUp

 

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Looks like a great conference for Information Professionals as well.

The "conference strands include Learning Theory, Learning Practice, Learning Science, Learning Spaces, and Technology & Learning."

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Small Museums Libraries and Archives Advocating to Preserve Our Heritage - webinar

Small Museums Libraries and Archives Advocating to Preserve Our Heritage - webinar | The Information Professional | Scoop.it
Wednesday, Dec. 4
2–3:30 p.m. (ET)

Small museums, historical societies, libraries and archives share a common mission: preserving our cultural heritage. To accomplish this, archivists, librarians and museum professionals must be effective not only in the technical aspects of preservation but also in the areas of communication and advocacy. 

In this webinar, presenters will discuss the issues that our organizations are advocating for, including preserving historical records, copyright issues, privacy concerns and funding for efforts such as the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) Connecting to Collections initiative, the National Historical Publications and Record Commission, the National Endowment for the Humanities and the National Archives and Records Administration.  

We’ll cover examples of awareness-building and collaboration in action on local, state, regional and national levels, including the American Alliance of Museums and Society for American Archivists (SAA) advocacy agendas, the Hoosier Heritage Alliance and EveryLibrary. Presenters will share tools and resources that you can use to work with other institutions, communicate with your audience and build support in your community for your collections and services. 

This webinar is presented by the joint SAA-ALA-AAM Committee on Libraries, Archives and Museums (CALM), charged with fostering closer cooperation among the member organizations and our professional allies, including common standards and best practices. CALM annually schedules sessions on a common topic at the national conferences of the member organizations.

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NPSIG Library 2.013 training session on library advocacy - recording available

NPSIG Library 2.013 training session on library advocacy - recording available | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

"On Oct 19, NPSIG presented a training session on how to become a library advocate at the all-virtual Library 2.013 conference. Molly Schwartz, NPSIG co-convenor, shared some excellent strategies for promoting the profession, such as:

Have three LIS-related issues that you are passionate about that you can use to illustrate the relevance of libraries- bonus points if you can include metrics to prove your pointsBe clear, succinct, and specific in communicating the value of librariesTake every opportunity to promote and advocate for libraries- don’t just brush off opportunities to talk about libraries because you’re at a dinner party!

We are happy to share the recording of the session – both available in video and audio formats.  Enjoy!

http://de.slideshare.net/npsig/library-2013-presentation

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The importance of library advocacy, for yourself and the profession!

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LIANZA Conference 2013 in Hamilton, NZ | 20-23 October

LIANZA Conference 2013 in Hamilton, NZ | 20-23 October | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

"...in Hamilton from the 20th to 23rd October for the LIANZA 2013 Conference: Wai-Ora, Wai-Māori, Waikato.

Our theme references the most significant landmark of our region, the Waikato River. Rivers are powerful forces, relentless and enduring, giving and sustaining life: Tributaries, big and small, come together to create a diverse and connected system that is greater than the sum of its parts.

 

Libraries are also powerful forces, and like rivers, they must be respected, understood and well-managed in order to continue to nourish and support their communities. So please join us in October to consider the role and future of our libraries and the kaitiakitanga (guardianship and management) needed to ensure that libraries, and the benefits they bring, are strong and enduring.

The conference will start with a pōwhiri by mana whenua at Tūrangawaewae Marae, where we are Wai-Ora; pure water with the power to give life to new thinking.  We arrive newly sprung and pure, waewae tapu (newcomers) and manuhiri (visitors);  empty vessels ready to receive knowledge and be inspired. 

From here we will make our way upriver to the wonderful new Claudelands Events Centre, a state of the art, spacious venue just over the bridge from Hamilton’s CBD. Here we are Wai-Māori – fresh water, beginning our voyage, part of a community, ready for new ideas and the rush and excitement of conference.

With a great range of keynote speakers, invited talks, contributed papers and your participation, LIANZA Conference 2013 will chart new courses of knowledge for the library and information profession."

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Conference - follow @LIANZA13 #lianza13

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Internet Librarian International 2013 #ILI2013

Internet Librarian International 2013 #ILI2013 | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

15 & 16 October 2013
Workshops 14 October
Olympia Conference Centre, London, UK

Internet Librarian International's programme of practical workshops, conference sessions, keynotes, case studies, panels and networking activities shares the latest trends in technology and innovation, and brings you face-to-face with some of the most distinguished practitioners and providers in today's global information space.

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The conference is on now! Follow with #ILI2013

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Internet Librarian 2013 Conference in California

Internet Librarian 2013 Conference in California | The Information Professional | Scoop.it
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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2013 Virtual Conference - Special Libraries Association

2013 Virtual Conference - Special Libraries Association | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

"Scheduled for September 25-26, the virtual conference features fresh takes on some of the most successful sessions at SLA 2013 in San Diego.

Topics include best practices in competitive intelligence, strategies for enabling decision-making in your organization, ninja skills for librarians, and more.

The SLA 2013 Virtual Conference  is designed to offer every information professional actionable examples to invigorate leadership roles and offer hard skills to put to work right away. Whether you were at the 2013 Annual Conference in June and couldn’t make it to every session you would’ve liked to, or couldn’t attend in person this year, the virtual conference is the convenient solution for you.

Affordable registration options include the full 2-day conference, 1-day packages and individual sessions."

- See more at: http://www.sla.org/attend/2013-virtual-conference/#sthash.LXQFYNXj.dpuf

 

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Digital Preservation - Archives 2013, New Orleans August 11th to 17th: Digital Preservation in the Cloud comes of age

Digital Preservation - Archives 2013, New Orleans August 11th to 17th: Digital Preservation in the Cloud comes of age | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

Archives 2013 is only a week away, and I am sure that you, like us, are looking forward to a vibrant and informative conference. This year’s program includes a strong focus on digital preservation in the cloud and it’s great to see that many early developers will be talking about their practical experiences – digital preservation is coming of age.

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One of the solutions for digital preservation in the Cloud.

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Learn “what’s next” for libraries and digital content as part of ALA Virtual Conference

Learn “what’s next” for libraries and digital content as part of ALA Virtual Conference | The Information Professional | Scoop.it
Publishers Weekly columnist Peter Brantley and ALA Digital Content & Libraries Working Group (DCWG) Co-chair Robert Wolven will discuss “New Directions for Libraries and Digital Content” Wednesday, July 24, at 10:45 a.m. 

(CDT) as part of the ALA Virtual Conference. The session builds on and continues the standing-room-only program at the ALA Annual Conference, “ALA, Ebooks and Digital Content: What’s Next.”

The need to make popular ebooks as easily available as print books has made “the Big Six” (now the “Big Five” with the Penguin-Random House merger) a part of the library vernacular. While work continues to make all of the largest publishers’ content available to libraries under equitable terms, there is more activity afoot in the digital content world. Brantley and Wolven will discuss emerging disruptions and opportunities for libraries to bring more and better digital resources of all kinds to library users.

In his recent article “The Unpackaged Ebook: Newspapers, Magazines and Subcompact Publishing,” Brantley challenges librarians to prepare for a future in which ebooks “will be represented as websites; mini-mags that present serial narratives; and as geo-aware encounters that appear in our augment reality glasses as we wander around our cities.” While the “thingness” of a book continues to transition, there also is an opportunity for libraries to create new relationships."

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Libraries' future with regards digital content!

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ARCHIVES*RECORDS: Ensuring Access - Conference Recordings on MP3 | Society of American Archivists

ARCHIVES*RECORDS: Ensuring Access - Conference Recordings on MP3 | Society of American Archivists | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

Weren’t able to attend ARCHIVES*RECORDS: Ensuring Access?  Or want to listen to your favorite sessions again?  Now you can have access to all recorded sessions until August 2015.  Listen to whatever sessions you choose whenever you’d like via your MP3 player, smartphone, or tablet.  Or download them to a CD if you’d prefer.  You’ll receive access notification via email, with link and passcode.  (Note: Based on speaker preference, not all presentations were recorded.  Check the session listing in the online program for an indication of those that were not recorded.)

 

http://saa.archivists.org/store/archives-records-ensuring-access-conference-recordings-on-mp3/3945/

 

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Sharing the knowledge: taking notes on open data from records managers and archivists - Archives Records 2014 Conf

Sharing the knowledge: taking notes on open data from records managers and archivists - Archives Records 2014 Conf | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

by Alisha Green

"More than 2,300 records managers and archivists from around the world gathered in Washington, DC, last week to talk about public records and managing the massive amount of new information being created by technology. Discussions at the conference made it clear that the open data community can benefit from connecting with and learning from people in the records management and archival communities. We share many of the same challenges and goals with determining how governments can best share information and preserve access to it.

Last week's conference, Archives*Records 2014: Ensuring Access, was a joint meeting of the Council of State Archivists, Society of American Archivists, and National Association of Government Archives & Records Administrators. Topics discussed ranged from copyright law to appraising records for determining what to keep permanently, but some of the conversations most relevant to those interested in open data centered around electronic records and metadata."

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Taking this from the notes as well: "There is much to be learned from starting a dialogue between the open data, records management and archival communities. Both open data and the records management communities face similar challenges. We are increasingly sharing our knowledge and resources online, and now it's time to align ourselves as groups with key roles to play in the goal of ensuring access to and preservation of records."

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Tuning out the white noise: marketing your library services - by Ned Potter #Slideshare

Keynote from the BLA Conference, July 2014. #BLAle14 This talk is all about communuication - specifically about how to make your communication stand out amid a… (RT @deanhendrix: This slideshare on #libraries communications is brilliant.
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Key to focus marketing! Good advice!

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Q&A: how archives make history

Q&A: how archives make history | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

© Copyright HeritageDaily - Heritage & Archaeology News 

The early modern period (1500-1800) saw a surge in the keeping of records. A conference later this week (9-10 April 2014) at the British Academy will look at the origins of the archives that shape our understanding of history.

We asked ten of the conference participants to answer some key questions about archives with particular reference to the period 1500 to 1800.

1. What constitutes an archive in the early modern period?

2. How is our understanding of history shaped by archives?

3. How are archives created?

4. Why were some records kept and others lost – and what can we learn from the gaps, silences and absences? 

5. What can we learn about (and from) the organisation of archives?

6. What archives are you using in your current research?

7. What particular challenges do archives present to you as a researcher?

8. What is the relationship between private and public record-keeping?

9. How can we best facilitate access to archives?

10. What has been your most memorable or frustrating ‘archive moment’?

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IASA 2014 Annual Conference in Cape Town 5-9 Oct #iasa2014 #archives

IASA 2014 Annual Conference in Cape Town 5-9 Oct #iasa2014 #archives | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

Connecting Cultures: Content, Context, and Collaboration

Cape Town, South Africa, 5-9 October 2014    #iasa2014


Conference themes: Content and technologiesConnecting dataContextualisation and CurationCurators and creatorsCustomer-driven services issuesCrowd-sourcing, cataloguing and content managementCollaborative learning


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Archiving Tomorrow 2013

Archiving Tomorrow 2013 | The Information Professional | Scoop.it
About Archiving Tomorrow 201320-22 November 2013
Manchester & Media City UK

 

The conference is to bring together Archivists, Academics and Film Makers, Editors, Producers, Directors and so forth to discuss, debate and learn about the indepth revolution that is the transitional period between Film and Digital. 

Through interviews and presentations, workshops and panels with producers, technologists, commercial archives, regional archives, major television channels, hollywood movie makers, research and development teams, academics and projects, we look to examine all aspects of filmmaking, from capture to edit, visual effects to color correction, distribution to archive. At this moment in time when digital and photochemical filmmaking coexist, our aim is to explore and discover more on exactly what has been gained, what is lost, and what the future might bring. 
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