Tribal Archives, Libraries and Museums

Kathleen writes "National Conference II Tribal Archives, Libraries and Museums:
Preserving Our Language, Memory and Lifeways
will be held May 24-27, 2005.
The conference will create a network of support for tribal cultural institutions and programs; articulate contemporary issues related to the development of tribal libraries, archives and museums and encourage collaboration among tribal and non-tribal cultural institutions. The goals of the conference will be achieved through plenary sessions with keynote speakers, information and resource tables, concurrent panels, affinity breakfasts, group meals and special events.
The Arizona State Library and Arizona State Museum are collaborating under the IMLS National Leadership Grant category of library-museum collaborations."


Randomly Generated Paper Accepted to Conference

emknecht writes: "Having trouble finishing that research study? These MIT grad students just might be able to help." A bogus paper created by their Automatic Computer Science Paper Generator was submitted to and accepted by the World Multiconference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics. It's interesting that even the natural sciences have become so compartmentalized that a hoax reminiscent of the Social Text affair can be pulled off. At least librarians are never incoherent.


Conference Bloggers

Bill Drew is looking for help in organizing bloggers for the SUNY Librarians Association conference. He writes, "I am organizing a group of State University of New York librarians to report on our SUNY Librarians Association annual conference. Can those of you that have acted as official and unofficial bloggers at conference make any recommendations? I read the blogging going on from Computers in Libraries and found it quite interesting. Any suggestions on best practices or how to coordinate such an effort?"


Event Blogging @SLA in Toronto in June

Jane Dysart has some Hot News!
SLA is looking at blogging their annual conference in Toronto, June 5-8.

If you are planning to attend the conference and blog the event, please let her know!


Computers in Libraries 2005 weblogs

Durst writes "Covering the conference live, Information Today's staff have posted a blog here. Other comments about the conference have been found at CBS' Marketwatch Internet Daily.

Rochelle adds: There are links to other official blogs at the top of the Info Today blog. And, Blake gave his LISNews presentation this afternoon. Maybe he'll post it after he gets back."


Authors, writers and publishers network at sold-out third annual two-day festival

Anonymous Patron writes "From The Naples Sun Times on the Writers' Conference held Feb. 26 and 27 at the Bellasera Resort in Florida. One hundred people enjoyed lunch with Sen. George McGovern who spoke about his book The Essential America: Our Founders and the Liberal Tradition. Several hundred attended the cocktail reception. Fifty people dined with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Richard Rhodes, and on Sunday fans enjoyed lunch with Tim Dorsey author of Torpedo Juice."


Asia's largest book exhibition opens new chapter in its history

Anonymous Patron writes "Taipei Times Reports on The Taipei International Book Exhibition which just opened the 13th chapter in its history earlier this week with a bevy of international and local publishing houses once again temporarily transforming The Taipei World Trade (TWTC) into Asia's biggest bookstore."


ILI 2005 Call For Speakers

Internet Librarian International is back in London again this year, on 10 - 11 October, at the Copthorne Tara Hotel. Make a note in your diary now and plan to attend to listen, learn, and network with your colleagues from around the world.
Internet Librarian International is a unique conference for information professionals who want to update their skills and learn about new strategies, products, and technology for finding, organising, and managing information resources.

This year’s conference programme will focus on electronic content and tools and strategies for connecting people and information resources in a digital world.


Midwinter in Boston

Got into Boston late last night, delayed by half a day, due to bailing out my waterlogged basement. But, I'm here and ready to confab at ALA's Midwinter Meeting. For those of you dying for a play-by-play, there is an official conference blog, sponsored by PLA. Looks like others have been busy and earnest in their attendance and citizen-reportage. Lots of good stuff!


Top Technology Trends

K.G. Schneider writes "So help me, I'm an "expert" who will be presenting at LITA's Top Technology Trends this coming weekend at ALA Midwinter (Sunday, 8:30-11, Sheraton Constitution BR). The trends are those that affect or are important to libraries (that's broad, huh?).

I have my own ideas for trends, but what do YOU think?

Here are a few of my ideas, to get you started:

Blogs everywhere, for everything
RSS going (almost) mainstream
Flash drives ubiquitous
Storage getting cheaperncheaper
Cell phones with cameras
Ergo, moblogging
Broadband picks up many more users
Wi-fi commonplace
The rise of the citizen journalist

I know I'm supposed to say something hifalutin like "institutional repositories," and don't let me stop you from saying so, but in terms of BIG trends, these are what I really see.

I have put a similar post on my own blog, but feel free to comment here, and I'll watch both places."



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