Conferences and Meetings 4/28/12

 Fundamentals of Collection Development & Management

This is the second session of a ALCTS four-week online course that runs form May 7–June 1.  This session is sponsored by Ingram/Coutts)  “addresses the basic components of collection development and management (CDM) in libraries. The course was developed by Peggy Johnson, University of Minnesota.  Issues covered include:

  • Collections policies and budgets as part of library planning
  • Collection development (selecting for and building collections)
  • Collection management (evaluating and making decisions about existing collections, including decisions about withdrawal, transfer, preservation)
  • Collection analysis—why and how to do it
  • Outreach, liaison, and marketing
  • Trends and some suggestions about the future for collection development and management

Credits: This course is one-third of the Collection Management elective course approved by the Library Support Staff Certification Program (LSSCP). Collection Management Elective FAQ

For additional details including pricing, registration links, and contact information see: http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents/upcoming/webcourse/fcdm/ol_templ

Click here to see the  Course Syllabus

“Semantic Web in Bibliotheken” (Semantic Web in Libraries) Conference, 26.11. – 28.11.2012, Cologne

The Semantic Web in Bibliotheken 2012 conference “will focus on the adaption of Semantic Web approaches in applications for libraries and science. In the last years lots of effort has been put into generating LOD datasets from legacy systems and into promoting the LOD approach towards a global and open information space. Upcoming challenges will be the strategic and technical alignment of catalogues and legacy systems in libraries, and authoring environments for scholarly communication with a data and service infrastructure based on Semantic Web principles.

This year’s SWIB conference (Semantic Web in Bibliotheken) will be held in Cologne from 26-28 November 2012. As in the years before, SWIB12 will be organized by the North Rhine-Westphalian Library Service Center (hbz) and the ZBW – German National Library of Economics / Leibniz Information Centre for Economics. The conference language is English…

Do you have an interesting service, research topic or project that you would like to present at the conference? We are looking forward to receiving your suggestions and proposals for contributions (with an abstract of 1000-1500 characters) by 20 May 2012. Please submit your abstract using our website at http://swib.org/swib12.

Contact:

  • Adrian Pohl, hbz, Tel. +49-(0)221-40075235  E-Mail: swib(at)hbz-nrw.de
  • Joachim Neubert, ZBW, Tel. +49-(0)40-42834462 E-Mail: j.neubert(at) zbw.eu

  UNBOUND: Speculations on the Future of the Book

This is a free event scheduled taking place from Thursday, May 3, 2012 at 6:00 PM to Friday, May 4, 2012 at 8:00 PM at MIT in Cambridge, MA.  “This symposium explores the future potential of the book by engaging practitioners and performers of this versatile technology to ask some key questions: is the book an artifact on its deathbed or a mutable medium transitioning into future forms? What shape will books of the future take? Grounded in this technology’s history, we will reflect critically on possible futures, promises, and challenges of the book, showcasing practices by writers and artists, putting them in conversation with scholars and thinkers from across the disciplines who are framing discourse and questions about book-related technotexts.”

According to DT>Digital Textbooks  keynote speakers include:

  • Christian Bök (University of Calgary)
  • N. Katherine Hayles (from Duke University)
  • Bonnie Mak (University of Illinois)
  • Rita Raley (University of Santa Barbara)
  • James Reid-Cunningham (Boston Athenaeum)
  • and Bob Stein (Institute for the Future of the Book)

(Semantic web image from http://www.consortiuminfo.org/)

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