Art Library Students and New ARLIS Professionals (ArLiSNAP) seeks candidates for its next Co-Moderator.
To learn more about this exciting opportunity, read this post, and comment to apply. The deadline is Friday, April 18th.
April 15th IFLA/ALA free webinar- New Librarians Global Connections: technology, innovation, and user needsPosted: April 11, 2014
We are excited to announce the second installment of this year’s webinar series “New Librarians Global Connection: best practices, models and recommendations.”
For the third consecutive year, IFLA Continuing Professional Development and Workplace Learning and IFLA New Professionals Special Interest Group are partnering with the American Library Association to present a series of free quarterly webinars on issues of interest to new librarians, library associations and library schools, library-decision makers, and all library workers. This is a great opportunity for membership participation via new worldwide online programming.
Our April webinar will focus on technology, innovation, and user needs. We’ve recruited an amazing panel of two experienced library industry leaders and a new professional to shed light on these issues in different parts of the world. Serving as keynote speaker will be Hugh Rundle, public librarian from Australia’s City of Boroondara Library Service. We hope you can join us!
Find details for our next webinar below, and don’t forget to save the date!
New Librarians, Global Connections: technology, innovation, and user needsApril 15, 20142:00 p.m. CDT3:00 p.m. EDT9:00 p.m. CETWorld Clock http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/ ***Link to webinar: http://ala.adobeconnect.com/r2003pt8eiz/*** Webinar length is approximately one hour. Use #newlibgc to talk about the webinar on social media.
- Keynote by Hugh Rundle, public librarian at the City of Boroondara Library Service (Australia) Topics: Antifragility and technolust
- Celia Emmelhainz, Head of Libraries for Haileybury Astana International School (Kazakhstan) Topic: User-centered design
The topics for the webinars were compiled from global surveys, topics presented by speakers during the CPDWL and NPSIG programs at the WLIC 2013 in Singapore, NPSIG working group, and new librarians’ forums, listservs and online spaces.
The quarterly webinars are presented in January, April, July and October. Stay tuned for more news!
All webinars are recorded and archived online, so participants can either engage with the speakers and their international colleagues live or watch the presentations at a later date- anytime and anywhere. For more information about the 2012 and 2013 webinar series and to view/listen to previous webinars, visit http://npsig.wordpress.com/webinars/.
ALCTS E-Forum: Library Linked Data
March 11-12, 2014
Hosted by Theo Gerontakos, Brad Gulliford, and Jeremy Myntti
Please join us for an e-forum discussion. It’s free and open to everyone!
Registration information is at the end of the message.
Each day, discussion begins and ends at:
Pacific: 7am – 3pm
Mountain: 8am – 4pm
Central: 9am – 5pm
Eastern: 10am – 6pm
Join this ALCTS E-Forum for a lively discussion on what linked data means for libraries. Linked Data refers to practices for publishing and linking data—cataloging data; research or government data; subject heading lists and authority files; and the riches of the World Wide Web. Using linked data methods (cataloging standards such as RDF, as well as Web protocols such as HTTP), the scope of the linked, and always further linkable, data space is incomprehensibly large—the potential is thrilling! The hope for libraries is that we can move our data into this massive data space and thereby increase the global interoperability of library data. Many benefits are anticipated!
Topics will include basic linked data definitions and information, current linked data activities in libraries, how workflows may change or have changed due to linked data, challenges with transitioning to a linked data environment, what will linked data mean for catalogers in the future, and more.
To prepare for the e-forum, the following list of resources are recommended for an introduction to the topic of linked data:
Carl S. Hess, “Linked Data In Libraries Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Web,” April 26, 2012 (presentation): http://www.slideshare.net/carlstephenhess/linked-data-in-libraries.
Virginia Schilling, “Transforming Library Metadata into Linked Data,” Research Topics in Cataloging & Classification: http://www.ala.org/alcts/resources/org/cat/research/linked-data.
Philip Evan Schreur, “The Academy Unbound: Linked Data as Revolution,” Library Resources & Technical Services, volume 55, number 4, October 2012, pages 227-237:http://alcts.metapress.com/content/u63u261g73n7150n/.
Karen Coyle, “Linked Data Tools: Connecting on the Web,” Library Technology Reports, volume 48, number 4, May/June 2012: http://alatechsource.metapress.com/content/m52426p206uu/?p=6b8f0d12b99b436cb71d95b10d587a33&pi=13 (requires subscription).
Theo Gerontakos has been a Metadata Librarian since 2002, and is currently Metadata Librarian at the University of Washington in Seattle. He is also currently Co-Chair of the American Library Association’s interest group on Linked Library Data (ALCTS/LITA).
Brad Gulliford is a librarian in the acquisitions and collection development department of the library of the University of Texas at Arlington, in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. His subject areas are most of the sciences and engineering, and he blogs at Scholarly communication, Open Access, Open Science (http://blog.uta.edu/~bradley/).
Jeremy Myntti is the Head of Cataloging and Metadata Services at the University of Utah’s J. Willard Marriott Library. He is responsible for optimizing metadata creation for the library’s physical and digital collections as well as identifying innovative solutions for cataloging and metadata projects. Current research interests and projects that he is working on include authority control for digital collection metadata and transforming MARC and non-MARC metadata into linked data.
What is an e-forum?
An ALCTS e-forum provides an opportunity for librarians to discuss matters of interest, led by a moderator, through the e-forum discussion list. The e-forum discussion list works like an email listserv: register your email address with the list, and then you will receive messages and communicate with other participants through an email discussion. Most e-forums last two days. Registration is necessary to participate, but it’s free. See a list of upcoming e-forums at:http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents/upcoming/e-forum.
Instructions for registration are available at: http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents/upcoming/e-forum/sympa. Once you have registered for one e-forum, you do not need to register again, unless you choose to leave the email list. Participation is free and open to anyone. If you have any problems, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Expressing Preservation Requirements on Audiovisual Collections”. This is the third webinar in a series created by PrestoCentre and Presto4U on diverse topics related to AV digitisation and digital preservation.
This webinar is an introduction to expressing digital preservation requirements in the context of audiovisual collections, with a special emphasis on the approach followed by the Presto4U project. The webinar will start with the basics on what the requirements are, how they are created and for which purposes they serve. The webinar will then discuss how standards can play a key role in the expression of requirements for digital preservation and will exemplify the concept by showing how to use three standards: the OAIS reference model, the Ontology for Media Resources and the ISO/IEC 25010 System and Software Quality Requirments and Evaluation SQuaRE – System and Software Quality.
Date: Monday 10th March 2014
Time: 3.00pm – 4.00pm GMT/UTC (10:00am – 11:00am EST, 4:00pm – 5.00pm CET,7:00am – 8:00am PST)
Presenter: Carlo Meghini, researcher at CNR-ISTI in the area of Conceptual Modelling, Digital Libraries and Digital Preservation.
Make your free booking now at http://bit.ly/1k8QMNZ
Limited places available, registrations are on first-come, first-served basis.
You can join ARLIS/NA Upstate New York here: http://arlisupstateny.org/join/
Chapter meetings are held in the spring and fall. Meeting sites have included museums and academic institutions in Ithaca, Rochester, Saratoga Springs, Buffalo, Corning, Syracuse, Alfred, Utica, and Troy.
- Invitations to all ARLIS/NA Upstate NY Chapter meetings
- Eligibility to hold chapter Executive Board office
- Eligibility to apply for our Conference Travel Award to support attending the ARLIS/NA conference
Yvette Cortes, President, ARLIS/NA Upstate New York
Are you an art library student or professional living in the ARLIS Southeast geographic region? Consider applying for the 2014 ARLIS/SE Professional Development Travel Award! Full details on the award and a link to the application are available on the ARLIS/SE website.