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Conferences, meetings and webinars offered by CARL (California); Visvesvaraya Technological University; ebrary and Western New York Library Resources Council

CARL 2012 Virtual Conference

California Academic and Research Libraries (CARL) – is hosting a virtual conference that is available to non-members.  Please join us for this inaugural program!  All sessions will be available in an archive accessible to all registrants.  CARL Virtual Conference brings you interesting and useful sessions – perfect for those who can’t make it to the CARL Conference 2012 in San Diego as well as those who did and are ready for more – right from your own computer. CARL is offering 3 virtual-only web sessions and 9 streaming events, with chat window, from the conference on Thursday, April 5, Friday, April 6 and Saturday, April 7. Virtual participants will be able to interact with other attendees and presenters through our conference web portal. The virtual conference includes the keynote speaker and both invited papers. The only technology required is an internet connection and the ability to run Java and Flash applications on your computer. All sessions will be recorded and available for viewing after the conference. The conference will be 8:00am-5:00pm on Thursday, 8:30am-5:30pm on Friday, and 8:30am-3:45pm on Saturday. Interact with speakers and other attendees during each of the 12 sessions on a variety of exciting topics. Enter the Virtual Conference Portal!

For program and registration information ($75 for members; $100 for non-members), please visit the CARL  2012 Conference website at  For more information about CARL please see our website:

Trends in Developing and Managing E-Resources in Libraries conference (India)

Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU) is organizing two day National Conference on “Trends in Developing and Managing E-Resources in Libraries”, scheduled to be held “during 3rd week of May 20012. The following themes have been identified:

  • Types of e-resources and its utilities;
  • Mandatory requirement v/s subscription of e-resources,;
  • Policies, selection and budgeting of e-resources;
  • Latest trends in collection development of e-resources;
  • Competitive skills and techniques of professionals in organizing e-resources;
  • Tools and techniques in organizing e-resources;
  • Organization of e-resources using Open Source Software (OSS);
  • Need for management of e-resources;
  • Challenges, methods and impacts of e-resources;
  • Strategic planning and management of e-resources;
  • Provision to access virtual e-resources;
  • Effective usage  of e-resources;
  • Optimum usage of e-resources;
  • Access patterns of e-resources using remote web portals; and
  • Selecting patterns of e-resources for academic/research pursuits

The interested participants are hereby requested to gear up to submit full text papers to;; or

The detailed program and dates will be announced shortly, For the details please visit our  conference website:

ebrary Webinars on a New Strategic Approach to E-book Acquisitions

The ATG NewsChannel first reported that ebrary announced new strategic approach to e-book acquisition  on March 22nd.  Now they are offering webinars where they discuss this new strategic approach to acquiring e-books based on three steps: transition, diversify and streamline™.  ebrary claims that libraries transitioning “a greater percentage of their budgets from print to electronic, diversify acquisition models, and streamline ordering processes will see a much greater and faster return on their e-book investment.” The last two presentation are scheduled for:

 Tuesday, March 27 at 11am PST

Friday, March 30 at 10am PST

Revved Up for Reference 2: The Road Ahead

As a follow-up to our successful conference in 2009,  Western New York Library Resources Council presents “Revved Up For Reference 2.”  As with last time, Thursday will be a half-day conference geared toward participants in Ask Us 24/7, New York State’s virtual reference service. Friday will be a full-day conference covering multiple aspects of virtual reference, of interest to all librarians. Again held in beautiful Ithaca, NY, the conference is within easy walking distance of the Ithaca Commons, a location for great shopping and dining.

Registration: You can register for Thursday only, Friday only, or both days. Our registration forms may take a while to load, and we appreciate your patience.
Thursday only registration– 4/12/2012, 12pm-4pm ($25)
Friday only registration– 4/13/2012, 8am-4pm ($75)
Thursday & Friday registration, 4/12/2012, 12pm-4pm and 4/13/2012, 8am-4pm ($90)

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