Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Internet Librarian 2013


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We are delighted to announce our Conference Chairs for 2013:
Thomas Brevik
Marydee Ojala
Donna Saxby
Thomas Brevik
Bookboat Librarian
Lindaas Public Library (Norway)
Marydee Ojala
Online Searcher magazine (USA)
Donna Saxby
Librarian/Digital Literacy Coordinator,
Kingham Hill School (UK)
Thomas Brevik, Marydee Ojala and Donna Saxby all look forward welcoming you to the most international, inspiring and varied conference of the year. Internet Librarian International is the conference for library innovation and creativity, where ideas and experiences from a multitude of sectors and from all over the world are shared.
"Technology is all-pervasive in our work environments, whether we're in a university, school, government, corporate or public library. It's even more evident for those in non-traditional settings. Being tech-savvy is no longer optional. What Internet Librarian International is not is theoretical. Presentations are engaging because they are grounded in the real world. The excitement of sharing knowledge with your peers and the enjoyment of being on the cutting edge permeates the conference. We look forward to seeing you there!"
Read more here.

Under the theme, Smart Solutions to Real Challenges, Internet Librarian International's programme of practical workshops, conference sessions, keynotes, case studies, panels and networking activities shares the latest trends in technology and innovation, and brings you face-to-face with some of the most distinguished practitioners and providers in today's global information space. Don't be left behind - sign up here to receive information about the full programme as soon as it is announced.
Internet Librarian International takes place on 15 & 16 October 2013 at Olympia Conference Centre with pre-conference workshops at Hilton London Olympia on 14 October.

What our delegates said about Internet Librarian International 2012:
“I absolutely loved it.”
“The conference was great and I got a lot of new thoughts and ideas.”
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Journal of Visualized Experiments
Gale Cengage Learning
Royal Society of Chemistry
Gold Sponsors
Bailey Solutions Ltd
BBC Monitoring
BMJ Group
lorensbergs Ltd
Association Sponsor
Learning Partner
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Media Partners
CILIP Update
Computers in Libraries
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Free Pint Ltd
Information Today
Information Today Europe
Online Searcher
Panlibus Magazine

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Lyrasis Digital Classes - June 2013

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Join us for these upcoming LYRASIS Digital classes and keep your institution on the road to digital readiness.
June Digital & Preservation Classes 
Featured Class
Caring for Scrapbooks: Preservation and Digitization Today
Learn how to ensure that these unique items can be preserved and accessible to your community for years to come.
June 18, 11 am - 1 pm ET
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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

OCLC WorldShare Webinar for Library Directors: Managing your library to save time for everyone:


As an academic library director, you play a vital leadership role at your institution. The decision you make when choosing a new library management system, impacts many things such as library staff workloads, your library budget and user satisfaction.
Join us next week for an online session specifically for library directors who are interested in helping students and faculty find the information they need quickly, making workflows more efficient for their staff and enabling their library to share infrastructure costs and resources cooperatively.
Managing your library to save time for everyone:
A WorldShare presentation and demonstration for library directors
Tuesday, May 21
2:00 pm, Eastern (11:00 am, Pacific)
During this one-hour online session, you'll learn how WorldShare® Management Services can help you manage your entire library in today's changing information environment, as well as save time for library staff and users.

Register now »

Following the online session, you will receive access to library director resources:
·         Podcasts and on-demand webinars featuring peer experiences of moving to WorldShare
·         Access to brochures, videos and additional resources
·         Reports on librarianship for academic and community college libraries
·         Details on how to request personal consultations and demonstrations
·         Information for you to share with your staff to help them with the change.

Friday, May 10, 2013

Call for Proposals: Special Issue of Collection Management titled “We’re Moving, Please Pardon Our Dust: A New Collection Management Paradigm”


Collection Management seeks well-researched, refereed articles on the topic of shifts in the organization and the changing role of collection management and development within libraries.  The co-editors are looking for both forward-thinking discussions and practical applications of how the management and work of collection managers and collection management departments have changed.
The special issue will include 10-12 original papers and be published in v. 39, no. 2-3 (April 2014).
Topics may include, but are not limited to:
•         Structural changes within collection management departments, and outcomes
•         Collection development and management activities across departments
•         Paradigms of cooperative collection development in consortia
•         Organizational changes and coordination with digitization projects
•         Strategic planning that results in organizational changes
•         Patron driven acquisitions and other emerging strategic foci as well as the changing role and work of collection managers
•         Preparation in terms of skills sets, experience, and education for collection managers in new paradigms
•         Theoretical discussion of the current state collection development and management in libraries
•         Comprehensive literature review on paradigms of collection development and management
•         The changing roles of collection managers or subject specialists
Manuscripts should be (20-40) typed pages, double-spaced (including references and abstract).  The references and format should follow the Chicago style (as outlined in the latest edition of The Chicago Manual of Style). The journal is published quarterly in both print and electronic formats. 

Additional information about submission requirements is at:

June 24, 2013: Submit an abstract (maximum of one page) with the title and your proposed article idea.  Please include your name, institution, and email address.
July 19, 2013: The editors will notify authors whether their proposals have been accepted.
October 15, 2013: Submit pre-print article to Collection Management for peer-review. http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/collectionmanagement
December 1, 2013:  Final versions of post-print articles are due.
Submit proposals to karen-fischer@uiowa.edu, with subject line of: Collection Management Special Issue Proposal.

Special issue co-editors:
Karen S. Fischer
Collections Analysis Librarian
University of Iowa Libraries
Iowa City, IA 52245
(319) 335-8781  |  karen-fischer@uiowa.edu

Susanne K. Clement
Special Projects & Assessment Librarian
Interim Head of Cataloging
Utah State University
3000 Old Main Hill
Utah State University
Logan, UT 84322-3000
(435) 797-0499  |   susanne.clement@usu.edu

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Ex Libris News: May 2013


Talking about us

Michael Kelley, Editor-in-Chief
"The stable and predictable days of the 20th century, when research libraries could rely on their prized local collections to define their distinct and distinguished place on campus, are long gone...Thirty-two research librarians gathered March 5-6 in Scottsdale, AZ, at a symposium hosted by 
Ex Libris to discuss this challenge, which is as prickly, vast, and shifting as the nearby Sonoran Desert." 
May 2013
We're excited to announce a new partnership with Library Journal. Starting this month, we will feature LJ articles highlighting interesting things members of the library community are doing. Take a look below to see our new section.
What is Alma, anyway?
We're excited to announce that we'll be launching a new Alma monthly newsletter! The newsletter will feature news, developments and ways to learn more about the system! To receive the newsletter, simply register for any Alma webinar or Alma classes!

Tuesday, May 14, 2013 @ 1pm EDT 
Thursday, May 30, 2013 @ 3pm EDT
Already viewed the Alma 101 webinar? Learn more about specific functionality within Alma by viewing videos that cover anything from the metadata editor to roles and authorizations in Alma, and everything in between.
Purdue University Libraries Launches Data Curation Profiles Directory
Curated Content from: 
Purdue University Libraries, an Alma Development Partner, "recently launched the Data Curation Profiles Directory, an online resource that will track research data management projects at academic libraries...
"Data Curation Profiles tell the story about a research data set from the researcher's perspective," D. Scott Brandt, Associate Dean for Research and Professor of Library Science"
Technical Seminar & ELUNA

We want to send a big 'thank you' to the ELUNA steering committee, all ELUNA members, and all of our wonderful customers for making this year's Technical Seminar and ELUNA meetings so successful!  
The Alma Nuts
The Alma Nuts

We had a wonderful time, and even had the privilege to watch this little gem, courtesy of The Alma Nuts! Enjoy!  

Rosetta Advisory Group Meeting 
The fourth annual meeting of the Rosetta Advisory Group will be held in New York City at the SUNY Global Center on 3-4 June, 2013. We would like to invite any Rosetta customers or prospects to join us this June!
The meeting will include presentations from preservation experts such as Dr. Micah Altman (MIT Libraries) and Dr. Jerome McDonough (University of Illinois Libraries) and from Rosetta customers. It will also be an opportunity to discuss the Ex Libris preservation strategy and the product roadmap. 
Thanks for catching up with us! We hope you can make it to our events this month, and please don't hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns,
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