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LITA (Library and Information Technology Association)

Discussion Welcome to the Drupal4Lib Group

by Leo Klein on Tue, Apr 7, 2009 at 03:21 pm

Suggestions as to how we can use this group and how it will mesh with the Drupal4Lib ListServ and the Drupal Library Group are appreciated.

Drupal4Lib Interest Group (LITA)

Discussion Welcome to the Drupal4Lib Group

by Leo Klein on Tue, Apr 7, 2009 at 03:21 pm

Suggestions as to how we can use this group and how it will mesh with the Drupal4Lib ListServ and the Drupal Library Group are appreciated.

SRRT (Social Responsibilities Round Table)

Online Doc Fostering Media Diversity in Libraries: Strategies and Actions

by Catherine Michael on Tue, Apr 7, 2009 at 12:18 pm

DOCUMENT

Prepared by the American Library Association, Intellectual Freedom Committee, Subcommittee on the Impact of Media Concentration on Libraries, June 2007

 

METRO Member Librarians

Event Digital Dilemmas Symposium

by Jason Kucsma on Tue, Apr 7, 2009 at 11:25 am

Digital Dilemmas is a day-long symposium addressing some of the key strategic issues facing libraries as they work through what we might understatedly refer to as a "digital transition period." Digital Dilemmas brings together nationally recognized experts who will: outline the primary challenges facing libraries in a digital world; provide an understanding of the digi

Digital Dilemmas is a day-long symposium addressing some of the key strategic issues facing libraries as they work through what we might understatedly refer to as a "digital transition period." Digital Dilemmas brings together nationally recognized experts who will: outline the primary challenges facing libraries in a digital world; provide an understanding of the digital information economy and its effect on scholarship; and suggest future opportunities for libraries. The symposium will provide librarians and library administrators with the opportunity to learn from leaders in the field and network with colleagues from the region working to address these challenges and seize potential opportunities.

When: April 16, 2009 
9:30 a.m. to 4:30p.m. (Check-in and light breakfast begin at 8:30 a.m.) 

Where: William and Anita Newman Conference Center at Baruch College. (directions

Registration Information: Early registration is strongly recommended. Register online here

Cost: $125 (lunch will be provided)

Hotel Recommendations:
Online services like SideStep or Travelocity may be useful. Additionally, METRO uses the following hotels for visiting instructors and guests, and we recommend starting your search for lodging with one of these options:
Inn On 23rd
414 Hotel
Hotel Beacon
Washington Square Hotel

Agenda:

8:30-9:30am
Check-in and light breakfast

9:30-9:50am
Welcome Remarks and Context-Setting
Tom Clareson
Senior Consultant for New Initiatives
Lyrasis

9:50-10:50
Scholarship in the Digital Environment and the Implications for Library Strategies
Clifford Lynch
Director
Coalition for Networked Information

This introductory keynote will survey changes in the practices of scholarship across the disciplines, ranging from developments in digital humanities to the growing national and international investments in e-science and cyberinfrastructure. After exploring some of the implications of these changes for scholarly communication, Lynch will conclude with a discussion of the potential implications for library strategic planning.

10:50-11:00am
Break

11:00am-12:00pm
Creation, Management, and Preservation of Digital Content:
New Challenges, Opportunities, and Solutions

Evan Owens
Chief Technology Officer
Portico

The move from print-based to electronic modes of scholarly communication has led libraries and publishers to redefine their traditional roles and take on new responsibilities in the creation, management, and preservation of digital content. These tasks present not insignificant technical, operational, and financial burdens. This talk will look at some fundamental issues in digital content creation, management, and preservation.  Out of these new challenges has come a need for clear organizational priorities and careful - often difficult - budget choices as well as new opportunities for collaboration and cooperation to secure maximum benefit from severely limited resources

12:00-1:00pm
The Strategic Implications of Faculty Attitudes on the Shift to an Electronic Environment
Roger Schonfeld
Research Manager
Ithaka

As scientists and certain social scientists find themselves accessing information resources without the intermediation of the library, how does this affect their perceptions of the library and future prospects for the library’s campus role? Ithaka’s 2006 surveys of US faculty members and librarians indicate that faculty members’ views of the library, and the value they place in library services, has changed significantly in recent years. This talk will examine the strategic implications to libraries and universities more broadly that emerge from faculty attitudes and perspectives on libraries and their value, including specific library functions, and how these perceptions are changing.

1:00-2:00pm
Lunch

2:00-3:00pm
Copyright and Fair Use Policies for a Remix Culture:
Learning from the Best Practices Model

Patricia Aufderheide
Director
Center for Social Media, American University

Fair use is a rapidly-expanding feature of copyright law, but still murkily understood. Essential to prevent copyright from devolving into private censorship, it has also been denigrated as "just a defense" and "too vague to be reliable." In some practice communities, though, fair use has become routinely used, because of the adoption of best practices codes. Features of these codes--particularly those developed by documentary filmmakers and by media literacy educators--have direct application to library work. Their example also provides a powerful model as librarians grapple with ever more common problems such as archiving of electronic dissertations, posting of digital records, open courseware and distance education.

3:00-4:00pm
Scholars and the Everywhere Library
Dan Cohen
Director
Center for History and New Media, George Mason University

How can libraries best help researchers when the very conception of the "library" for most scholars has changed from a physical location to a wide variety of online resources? And does this transition to the digital realm open up new avenues of research and new services that libraries can provide to meet those research needs? This talk will discuss new possibilities for search, discovery, recommendations, and analysis that a modern library might be able to provide to the next generation of scholars.

4:00-4:30pm
Closing Remarks
Tom Clareson

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ALA Councilors-at-Large

Discussion Greetings and Salutations

by Aaron Dobbs on Tue, Apr 7, 2009 at 08:25 am

Greetings and Salutations, fellow Councilors at Large.

For your viewing pleasure, I'm linking the ALA Council: Who, What, Why, and How video from Midwinter:

 

 

Ah, good. I did it right :)

Strategic Thinking for Academic Libraries

Discussion What's going on on your campus?

by Kathryn Deiss on Mon, Apr 6, 2009 at 03:55 pm

Given the current economy, what is your library and/or campus doing to craft creative and forward looking strategies?

ALCTS

Event ALCTS Webinar--- Institutional Repositories: The Promise of Yesterday and the Promises of Tomorrow

by Christine McConnell (non-member) on Mon, Apr 6, 2009 at 01:58 pm

Institutional Repositories: The Promise of Yesterday and the Promises of Tomorrow

Presented by Greg Tananbaum
Wednesday, April 8 at 2pm Eastern (11am Pacific; noon Mountain; 1pm Central)

Register Now

Institutional Repositories: The Promise of Yesterday and the Promises of Tomorrow

Presented by Greg Tananbaum
Wednesday, April 8 at 2pm Eastern (11am Pacific; noon Mountain; 1pm Central)

Register Now

Based on his keynote addresses at the ALCTS Midwinter Symposium, this introductory webinar (the first of a three-part series).

  •  Includes a brief history of institutional repositories.
  •  Discusses key benefits of and possible obstacles to a successful IR implementation.
  •  Considers the future of the IR in the rapidly changing scholarly communication landscape.
  •  Provides the framework for the series of webinars to follow.
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ALCTS

Discussion ALCTS e-Forum: How is your library meeting the challenges of difficult economic times?

by Christine McConnell (non-member) on Mon, Apr 6, 2009 at 12:12 pm

Greetings,
The latest ALCTS e-Forum began this morning and will continue through Wednesday. The topic: How is your library meeting the challenges of difficult economic times?

Join in by subscribing at alcts-eforum@ala.org

**Register for the List**
Register to participate in discussions AND access the archives of past discussions.

Greetings,
The latest ALCTS e-Forum began this morning and will continue through Wednesday. The topic: How is your library meeting the challenges of difficult economic times?

Join in by subscribing at alcts-eforum@ala.org

**Register for the List**
Register to participate in discussions AND access the archives of past discussions.

Go to the ALA Mailing List Service site: http://lists.ala.org/sympa.

  •  click on ALCTS (spelled out) under the ALA Division heading
  •  choose alcts-eforum@ala.org
  •  an e-mail address and password are required to register for the list. Obtain a password by entering your e-mail address on the ALA Mailing List Service site.

Participation is free and open to anyone with email and an interest in the topic.

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ACRL (Association of College and Research Libraries)

Event Deadline: Board Action items due for the Annual Conference Board meeting due

by Katharine Coombes (staff) on Mon, Apr 6, 2009 at 09:51 am

Deadline: Board Action items due for the Annual Conference Board meeting due

Submit documents for the ACRL Board to consider during Annual Conference Meeting. Electronic documents should be submitted to Katie Coombes, kcoombes@ala.org. Please use the ACRL Board cover form to clearly identify the action you wish the Board to take.

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