- LISWire: Brill and Semantico announce Brill's Primary Sources platform
- LISWire: Top Ranked International University Chooses EBSCO Discovery Service
- LISWire: OCLC and Yelp increase visibility of libraries on the Web
I saw this posted in several lists but not on any
blogs. Call for proposals - Code4lib 2006 We are
now accepting proposals for prepared talks for Code4lib 2006.  Code4lib 2006
is a loosely structured conference for library technologiststo commune,
gather/create/share ideas and software, be inspired, and forge
collaborations. It is also an outgrowth of the Access HackFest, wrapped
into a conference-ish format. It is *the* event for technologists building
digital libraries and digital information systems, tools, and
At least six time slots will be available for prepared
talks. We will choose from among the proposals based on diversity of
topics, usefulness, wow factor, and potential impact. Proposals of 75
words or less are being accepted for review now. Please send your name,
email address, and proposal to code4libcon.  We cannot accept every
prepared talk proposal, but multiple lightning talk sessions will
provide everyone who wishes to present with ample opportunity to show
off. The proposal deadline is January 2, 2006, and proposers will be
notified by January 9, 2006. Prepared Talk
Information Prepared talks are 20 minutes, and must center on
"tools" (some cool newsoftware, software library or integration platform),
"specs" (how to get the most out of some protocols, or proposals for
new ones), or "challenges" (One or more big problems we should
collectively address). We will evaluateproposals on criteria of usefulness,
newness, geekiness, and diversity of topics.  http://www.code4lib.org/2006  https://lists.gatech.edu/sympa/info/code4libcon Again,
proposals should be sent to .
An Anonymous Patron writes "Re IL2005: I could not attend, but the coverage has been terrific and has filled many of the blanks. Coverage of note includes:
Librarian In Black continues posting some fascinating thoughts and predictions emerging from conference seminars at Internet Librarian 2005. Also posting interesting discussion on IL2005 are Liz Lawley (future of librarianship); Free Range Librarian (Ethics talk); The Shifted Librarian (observations from IL2005); and G from Library Bitch hams it up with his own style of commentary on the commentary."
Aliceinfo writes "Check out the brand-new AASL Conference blog at http://www.noodletools.com/aasl for summaries of sessions and up-close-and-personal observations from conference attendees at the American Association of School Librarians' 12th National Conference in Pittsburgh PA, 10/6-9/2005"
Librarian conference focuses on enticing reluctant readers to read
Anonymous Patron writes "The Washington Observer Reporter has some coverage of the American Association of School Librarians conference held at David Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh. Wednesday through Sunday. "To not acknowledge graphic novels, particularly Japanese comics, is self-defeating," Jones said, adding that the series of Simpson comics also should be on school library shelves. Shorter works, such as Tupac Shakur's poetry collection, "The Rose that Grew from Concrete," have proven popular among readers with short attention spans."
5 libraries serve as examples: National librarian convention looks to them for inspiration
Anonymous Patron writes "The Pittsburgh Post Gazette is also covering the conference. Yesterday, about 90 librarians from across the country were to have toured the libraries at Keystone Oaks Middle School, Jefferson Elementary in Mt. Lebanon, Bower Hill Elementary in Peters, Upper St. Clair High School and West Mifflin Area High School."
Anonymous Patron wrote us about Higher Education for Multi-Taskers.
On Wednesday at 2 PM (Eastern Time), The Chronicle will host a live online discussion on teaching and learning with the "Millennial" generation.
Richard T. Sweeney, librarian at NJIT, will field questions, which you can submit now.
A transcript will be available following the discussion.
Recent library conferences have covered this topic -- often with the same sort of bemused condescension that 19th century anthropologists exhibited toward alien cultures.
Hip, Hip, Hurray! It's The 2005 National Book Festival this weekend. The 2005 National Book Festival, organized and sponsored by the Library of Congress and hosted by first lady Laura Bush, will be held on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2005, on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., between 7th and 14th streets from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (rain or shine). The festival is free and open to the public. For reasons spelled out Here, the poet Sharon Olds has declined to attend.
The countdown is on for this year's Internet Librarian International. Only 5
weeks remaining to arrange your visit!
If you are facing technology challenges and looking for practical solutions,
plan now to attend Internet Librarian International on 10-11 October in
This year's conference programme showcases innovative information environments
and ideas that will help you update your skills and energise your thinking
about how to find, organise, and manage information resources. Create a
personalised conference agenda by choosing among sessions, tracks, and topics
* Blogs, Wikis and Collaboration Tools
* E-Learning and Training
* Information Organisation and Discovery
* Global Best Practices
* Digital Libraries & Resources
* Exploring Web Research Skills and Resources
* Innovative Information Environments
* Technology for Libraries
* Information Literacy
* National Digital Projects and Initiatives
* Practical Technology Tips and Tools
* Managing Corporate Libraries
Here's one from the UK Guardian about the First International Wikimania conference in Frankfurt earlier this month.
Leon Weber, 14, was annointed as the youngest of Wikipedia's administrators this year after spending several months correcting entries on the German site. Wearing an oversized cap on top of his undersized body, he travelled alone to Frankfurt from his home town of Ottendorf-Okrilla, which was the subject of his first Wikipedia entry last year.
Here's the main page for the conference.
Kathleen writes "The Joint Conference of Librarians of Color (JCLC) is the first-ever national conference to be held and sponsored by the five caucus associations of color at the same time in the same place. The theme isâ€œGathering at the Waters: Embracing Our Spirits, Telling Our Stories.â€? The JCLC is scheduled for October 11â€“15, 2006 in Dallas, TX at the Adam's Mark Dallas Hotel.
The five caucus associations are affiliate members of the American Library Association (ALA) and their liaison to ALA is through its Office for Literacy and Outreach Services (OLOS). The five caucus associations have each held their own national conferences in the past. The 2006 joint national conference is co-sponsored by the American Indian Library Association (AILA); the Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association (APALA); the Black Caucus of the American Library Association (BCALA); the Chinese American Librarians Association (CALA), and REFORMA, the National Association to Provide Library and Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish Speaking. "
tqft writes ""Keynote speaker at the recent annual Ausweb conference, Terence Huwe, says the role of libraries has taken on a new importance as digital information takes the high ground in research, business and government."The Ages Has More (soul sucking registration may be required)Is there a better report on the conference? It looks interesting."