Conferences and Meetings 10/13/12

Continuing Education opportunities from Digital Shift – LJ/SLJ; Amigos; the Society for Scholarly Publishing; and the Conference on Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries

The Digital Shift: Libraries, Ebooks and Beyond: A Library Journal/School Library Journal Online Event

Wednesday, October 17, 2012
10:00 am-5:00 pm EDT

“Library Journal and School Library Journal invite you to join us for our 3rd annual Ebook Summit, exploring how libraries are navigating the transition from print to digital and integrating “e” into collections, catalogs and classrooms.

The Digital Shift: Libraries, Ebooks and Beyond brings together many of the foremost practitioners in ebooks and libraries to examine the current state of the digital library.

With a full day of programming, including tracks designed specifically for public, academic and school libraries, professionals from administrative to administrators will find a wealth of new information, innovative ideas and best practices to put to use in their own libraries.”

Keynote speakers are:

Andrew Blum is the author of Tubes: A Journey to the Center of the Internet, the first book-length look at the physical heart of the Internet. Published by Ecco/Harpercollins in the US and by Viking/Penguin in the UK, it will soon be translated into German, Spanish, Russian, Chinese and Japanese.  Blum’s articles and essays have appeared in Wired, The New York Times, The New Yorker, Bloomberg Business Week, Metropolis, Popular Science, Gizmodo, The Atlantic Online, Architectural Record and Slate.

Canadian-born Cory Doctorow is the author of The New York Times bestselling young adult novel Little Brother and the co-editor of the popular blog BoingBoing.  His third YA novel, Pirate Cinema, will be published in October.  His adult novels and short stories have won him three Locus Awards and the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. He has been named one of the web’s twenty-five “influencers” by Forbes Magazine and a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.

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Learn How to Develop for Mobile Devices in New Online Class (Technology Training from Amigos Library Services)

Is your library looking to reach out to library patrons on their mobile devices? Want to learn how to develop a mobile web app? Join Jason Clark, Montana State University Libraries, and Chad Mairn, St. Petersburg College, FL, in this hands-on webinar to learn about mobile web development and get you started.

Using the jQuery Mobile Framework

By the end of 2012, it is expected that more than 80% of the world’s population will have access to a smartphone. Your library users will assume that your library can be accessible from anywhere, any time, on any device. Now is the time to be ready!

October 26 & 29, 10:30am – 12:30pm central

(Read more at http://www.amigos.org/node/1399)

Digital Revenue Innovation in Scholarly Publishing: Expanding industry-related revenue opportunities in the digital arena.

Registration is now open for Digital Revenue Innovation in Scholarly Publishing: Expanding industry-related revenue opportunities in the digital arena, a webinar scheduled for 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Eastern Time on Tuesday, October 16, 2012.

Scholarly publishers have a unique opportunity with the growing expansion of digital media. This opportunity comes with unique challenges as well. In this webinar, you will hear from a panel of experts who have successfully overcome these challenges and maximized new revenue streams.

Questions and challenges include:

–How has our industry evolved, and what impacts have near neighbor industries had on scholarly publishing commercial/ industry-related/ promotional digital revenue opportunities?
–How can you compete for and win your share of the digital promotional revenue?
— How to overcome the technological and philosophical barriers to entering this new arena that exist within your own organization?
— What are the successful strategies, and best practice tactics, to capitalize on the opportunities?

What does the future really look like; a preview of what’s to come in 2013.

This SSP webinar is recommended for: Directors of Publications, Heads of Sales & Marketing.

 First Call for Proposals for QQML (Qualitative and Quantitative Methods) in Libraries 2013

The 5th International Conference on Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries is scheduled for 4 – 7 June 2013, “La Sapienza” University, Rome Italy.  In QQML2013 we will emphasise on new methodological developments and practical applications for every kind of libraries and enjoy the beauties of Rome.

Contact Persons:

Anthi Katsirikou QQML Conference co-chair | Librarian, PhD, MSc
Ageliki Oikonomou Secretariat / Librarian, MSc



 

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