While I’ll miss this one, lots of folks from Florida will be attending. Bobby Parker (from UF) is on the conference planning committee and this should be a great conference for everyone working on ETDs. Conference Announcement The USETDA 2011 Conference Planning Committee is pleased to announce registration is now open at the ultra-low rate of $95.    USETDA 2011 will be held at the Holiday Inn – Walt Disney World® Resort in Orlando, Florida on May 18-20, 2011 – discount lodging is now available for only $95 per night.  Additionally, you may join USETDA while registering for the conference at a 50% discount ($25 forRead More →

Announcement Below: The HASTAC 2011 International Conference has been rescheduled. It will now be held December 2-3, 2011. Our HASTAC network at the University of Michigan, led by our Steering Committee member Daniel Herwitz, and with regional assistance from SC member Julie Klein (Wayne State), has been meeting to plan for next year’s HASTAC International Conference. It’s still a year away but they have confirmed a date so you can mark your calendars: December 2-3, 2011. This conference promises to be bold, wide-ranging, and urgent. You won’t want to miss it! The event will be held in the North Quadrangle at University of Michigan, aRead More →

Normally, I try not to editorialize much on news releases, but ELO folks are doing great research in a great scholarly community. Not only is the research cutting edge, theoretically exciting, and critically needed, the ELO community is vibrant and friendly.  Sadly, I always seem to have conflicts with ELO Conferences. I wish I could make this one, and I heartily encourage others to attend so that I can read about the conference (living vicariously this year, and hopefully being able to attend the next one). News release: Brown University, Literary Arts Program hosts the 4th International Conference and Festival of the Electronic Literature OrganizationRead More →

Along with thousands of other folks working in or around libraries and information services, I’ll be in Denver this weekend of the ALA Midwinter conference. ALA will have lots of great presentations and great folks who have lots to information to share! Jan. 25, update: I came down with the flu the flu on Jan. 23 (the day before my flight), but soon I’ll be better and reading all the blogs and posts from others who did go (and learning vicariously of all that I missed).Read More →

CALL FOR PAPERS: World Library and Information Congress: 75th IFLA General Conference and Council “Libraries create futures: Building on cultural heritage” 23-27 August 2009, Milan, Italy Deadline Extended to 15 January 2009 CALL FOR PAPERS The IFLA annual congress provides an opportunity to present library research and outcomes in Information Technology and Innovation in a multi-disciplinary international forum. The IFLA Information Technology Section invites technologists, librarians and other interested parties working in the field of digital library infrastructure to submit proposals for papers in a 2-hour session in Milan, Italy. SESSION THEME New repositories: architectures interoperability and data exchange THE TOPIC This theme will coverRead More →

Collection Development/Resource Sharing (CDRS) Conference, March 26-27, 2009 Florida State University Alumni Center; Tallahassee, Florida Information about the CDRS conference is available online and below. Call for Proposals Florida State University and the Panhandle Library Access Network (PLAN) are co-sponsoring a two day event that is based on the Janus Challenges. The Steering Committee for the Collection Development/Resources Sharing Conference is accepting presentation proposals that address some aspect of the Janus Challenges.  Presentations may demonstrate projects that have been successfully implemented at a local level and have the potential to scale to multi-institutional and/or multi-type groups, or propose innovative new approaches to collection development practicesRead More →

On Monday morning, Val Davis (from the University of Florida Marston Science Library) and I presented on “Bioactive: A Library Game” (currently online here) that several UF librarians made as an alternative to the standard 40 minute library intro tutorial to increase student engagement with the actual work of learning about using library resources. Bioactive was originally designed in Inform and it’s now moved to a web quest design, which is an even greater simplificiation from the earlier text-based Inform format. The simplicity of the design is for sustainability and ease of maintenance, but it’s more importantly used to ensure that the interface doesn’t getRead More →

I’m at ALA (still today and through some of tomorrow before a red eye flight home) and this morning I attended and presented within the OCLC Sponsored “Microfilm to Digitization Roadshow.” This included presentations from Kelly Barrall and Joan DaShiel on the ins and outs of their microfilm and microfilm digitization processing and Katherine Walter from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln on her work with the Nebraska Public Documents project. Katherine is the Co-Director for the Center for Digital Research in the Humanities and Chair of the Digital Initiatives & Special Collections Department, and my presentation on digitizing from microfilm for the Digital Library of theRead More →

“Staying Alive: Books through Print on Demand Technology,” an ALA/ALCTS/PARS Program  (Saturday, June 29, 2008, ACC Room 304a-b) Presenters include: Brian from Bridgeport National Bindery Lynne Terhune, Wiley & Sons, Print on Demand Beth, New York Public Library, head of access, espresso book machine University Conservator from the University of Iowa, and that will be posted on the ALA wiki. Brian from Bridgeport National Bindery Brian began by speaking with the importance of the printing press in the history of inventions, and the lose-ability of books. With digitization, how print on demand works. Conceptually, take a collection of print files, order them, have them printed.Read More →