Conferences & Meetings 1/15/13

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Conferences, meetings and webinars sponsored by LITA; Amigos; and the  Research Data Alliance.

 Mobile Computing Virtual Meeting (LITA)

WHEN: Tuesday, January 22, 2013 – 10-11am PST/1-2pm EST

LOCATION: Virtually – go to

DESCRIPTION:  The LITA – Mobile Computing IG is pleased to host the following presentations at its upcoming virtual meeting:

  1. Using Gamification to Teach Users About Library Services and Collections.  Presenter: Kyle Felker, Digital Initiatives Librarian, Grand Valley State University…
  2. Responsive Web Design and Collaboration.  Presenters: Bob Robertson-Boyd, Product Analyst, and Hany Elemary, Senior Software Engineer (End User Services, OCLC)
  3. Avoiding Mobile Redundancy with Responsive Web Design.  Presenter: Jorge Brown, Access Services Librarian (University of Southern Mississippi)
  4. Responsive web design: serving devices of any size from one content source.  Presenter: Jesse J. Saunders, Head, Library Systems & Web Services (A. Frank Smith, Jr. Library Center, Southwestern University)
  5. “I would have done more” – Stepping back from usability testing to actual use of mobile library sites.  Presenters: Laurie Bridges, Instruction & Emerging Technologies Librarian and Hannah Gascho Rempel,  Graduate Student Services Coordinator & BioSciences Librarian (Oregon State University)

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HTML5 and CSS3: Ready for Prime Time?

Date: Friday, February 8, 2013

We have been hearing about HTML5 for a number of years; CSS3 for just a bit less. It seems that new modules appear often and changes to modules even more frequently. How will we know when they are ready to use? Will the changes ever end so these recommendations become stable?

Yes – and soon! The feature set for HTML5 is now complete; with more testing, this W3C recommendation should become an official Web standard in 2014. As for CSS3, some modules are already Web standards and ready to be used; others in candidate status are very stable and should become Web standards soon.

But are they ready to be used now? Many say yes and have websites to support their claims. Join us as a few of your colleagues demonstrate that yes, both HTML5 and CSS3 can be used today to help you provide a device-independent, responsive website.

We are fortunate to have Christopher Schmitt, web designer, speaker, and author, provide our keynote address. Christopher has been active on the Web since 1993, focusing on web design and standards. Well-known for titles such as the HTML Cookbook, the CSS Cookbook, and Adapting to Web Standards, he also is a member of the Web Standards Project and has founded Heat Vision, a small new media publishing and design firm. He will give us an overview of where we’ve been, where we are . . . and where we’re going!

If you have questions, please direct them to Christine Peterson, [email protected], 800-843-8482 x2891. See you there!

Please Join Us for the Research Data Alliance Launch and First Plenary

Open Access Research Data without Barriers

March 18-20, 2013, Gothenburg, Sweden

As “big data” emerges as an international priority, the Research Data Alliance (RDA) is a newly formed organization whose goal is to accelerate data-driven innovation world-wide through research data sharing and exchange.

At its first Plenary, the RDA will be launched by sponsors from the European Commission, the U. S. Government and the Australian Government and leaders in the data community. The Plenary will be a working meeting to accelerate discussion, Working and Interest Group interaction, and data community development.

Research Data Community Gathering and Working Meeting

Join us for 3 days of outstanding speakers, working sessions, active contributions, and the launch of the Research Data Alliance.  We invite you to participate in the RDA and join international colleagues working to increase the data sharing and exchange needed to drive global innovation and success.  We look forward to seeing you in Gothenburg!

Registration is free  of charge, please register here.

The workshop is supported by Chalmers e-Science Centre and the IT-universitet, Chalmers University of Technology and Gothenburg University.

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