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The Government Shutdown and Libraries

The Government Shutdown and Libraries | The Information Professional | Scoop.it
Source: http://j.mp/19leWtz Because the US Congress failed to pass an appropriations bill on September 30, government offices and services that are deemed nonessential have shut down. Ars Technica has a chart of which federal websites are available and which aren’t, while Quartz.com explains the seeming arbitrariness of the website shutdowns. Here’s a snapshot of how the library community is affected until the budget situation is resolved
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International Council on Archives Congress - Twitter Stream via Storify

National Archives of Australia:

"We're capturing all of the tweets from the #ICA_2012 hashtag.
Please note the volume is beyond what we've expected so some may be missing - but most are here!"

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Archivists file in for digital congress "A climate of change" - PS News #ICA2012

"More than 1,000 archivists from 90 countries have come to Brisbane this week to try and solve the challenges of the digital age.

   Hosted by the National Archives of Australia, the International Council on Archives (ICA) Congress is being held until Thursday (24 August) at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre.
   The ICA is dedicated to the effective management of records and the preservation, care and use of the world’s archival heritage through its representation of records and archive professionals around the world."

 

Full program can be accessed here: http://ica2012.com/files/data/program/Program-matrix-1508.pdf

 

1,000 meet to explore challenges   

It is the first time the four-yearly congress has been held in Australia and this year’s theme A Climate of Change will be explored by a number of keynote speakers including the Head Archivist for the United States of America, David Ferreiro, who will present the topic, ‘Archives in a world of social media’.

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WLIC 2013 conference papers available in the IFLA Library | World Library and Information Congress #wlic2013

WLIC 2013 conference papers available in the IFLA Library | World Library and Information Congress #wlic2013 | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

IFLA President Ingrid Parent today launched the IFLA Library (library.ifla.org), a repository for IFLA World Library and Information Congress (WLIC) papers and, in future, other IFLA publications.

Over 160 papers are already available, and more will be added before IFLA WLIC 2013 in Singapore.

Following the 2013 Congress, presentation slides will also be made available where permission is granted by the speaker.

For complete information see the news release.

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#ICA2012 Daily Wrap - Day 1 - Storify of the International Council on Archives Congress 2012 in Brisbane, by National Archives of Australia

Highlights from the International Council on Archives Congress 2012 in Brisbane, brought to you by the National Archives of Australia.
Tuesday 22 August, 2012.
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