Conferences

Upcoming Asia-Pacific Library Conference

Thanapun Kulachan writes: \"Please annouce the following information:

International Conference (Asia -- Pacific)\"Challenges and Opportunities for Library and Information Professionals in Knowledge Management and the Digital Age\"

20-22 March 2003At Lotus Hotel Pang Suan KaewChiang Mai, Thailand

See more detail at the conference website.\"

Call for Papers - Evidence Based Librarianship Conference

A. Mystery Contributor tells us \"The International Programme Committee of the 2nd International Evidence Based Librarianship Conference 2003 invites you to submit contributed papers or posters for the conference in Edmonton, Alberta, June 4 - June 6, 2003.\"

Further conference information and the abstract submission form can be found here.

Come See Us @ Computers in Libraries 2002

Steven and I will be presenting at Computers in Libraries 2002, on Thursday, March 14.

Weblogs: Their Impact on Delivering Information will be our topic, and if we are lucky, I\'ll convince Ryan & Gary to stop by as well.

\"The advent of Weblogs has created another way for information to be delivered to our users. Subject-specific, hand-picked news items as well as relevant Web sites can be updated quickly into a Weblog, bringing all current information to one place for all to see. Presenters discuss how Weblogs have changed the way information is delivered, how Weblogs operate and how they enhance creativity and productivity, then talk about current Weblogs in library and information science, as well as the technologies involved.\"

If you\'re going to be in DC, be sure to track us down.

IKOMAT 2002 Call For Papers

maumita bhattacharya writes \"
This is an invitation to I-KOMAT’2002: International Workshop on
Intelligent Knowledge Management Techniques (I-KOMAT’2002) to
be held in conjunction with: KES\'2002 (Sixth International Conference on
Knowledge-Based Intelligent Information & Engineering Systems,
16, 17 & 18 September 2002, Podere d\'Ombriano, Crema, Italy)

For detailed information, please :

visit our web site

\" -- Read More

NISO/BISG Program on Archiving Electronic Publications

Marilyn Geller writes: \"Please join us for this meeting which will take place on Sunday, January 20
from 4:30-6:00 @ ALA Midwinter in the Hotel Monteleone, Iberville Room.

Dale Flecker, Associate Director for Planning and Systems, Harvard
University Library will present an overview of work done on Harvard
University\'s planning grant sponsored by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to
study archiving electronic journals.\" -- Read More

Online Information 2001

Anjlee writes \"Online Information 2001
4-6 December 2001
The Grand Hall, Olypmia, London, UK

Yet again Online promises to be the biggest and best event in the Information Industry calendar, with more than 200 international speakers, 340 exhibitors and 15,600 visitors expected.

Well worth a look if you are in London, next week. Tickets to the exhibition are FREE if you pre-register online.
\"

E-Book Security Spotlighted at BookTech West

The Dmitri Sklyarov debacle has made e-book copyright issues a focus of this year\'s BookTech West Expo:

\"For those who are convinced that e-books can never be properly encrypted and that publishers are about to deliver their intellectual property to a horde of maleficent pirates, the Adobe case proves that anything can be hacked,\" said Richard Nash, director of acquisitions for eBookagent.net. . . Copyright will be among the major topics of discussion at this book and technology publishing conference, which runs through Wednesday and is expected to draw more than 1,400 book-publishing professionals. (More from Wired.)

\"20,000 librarians with credit cards . . . \"

Publishers Weekly\'s assessment of ALA 2001:

An upbeat spirit on the show floor was directly related to reports that, with few geographic exceptions, library budgets continue to grow. And although libraries are spending more money on electronic equipment and digital information, they are also buying more books. George Coe, CEO of Baker & Taylor Library Services, said his company\'s library business continues to expand: \"Our business is up considerably over last year. This is a great show for us.\"

San Francisco Marriott Protest Tuesday, June 19, 4:30pm - 7:30pm

WHAT: ALA Awards Reception/Inaugural Banquet


WHERE: San Francisco Marriott, 4th Street, (between Market and Mission Streets)


WHEN: Tuesday, June 19, 4:30pm - 7:30pm


Andrea Grimes
writes: \"Please join President-Elect Mitch Freedman and library luminaries
for a very special action, at the San Francisco Marriott. This
protest, organized by librarians with the support of Local 2,
is in support of the hotel workers. We stand by Local 2 hotel
workers until they win a contract that guarantees fair working
conditions, family friendly benefits, and a real voice on the
job! -- Read More

Report from ALA in San Francisco

Steve Fesenmaier passed alomg this report from
Andrea Grimes:
\"Dear Friends,


This is a report from the frontlines of the ALA
Conference/Marriott
Boycott.


DAY ONE (6/15)


6:00 Local 2\'s Siege V: protest/picket line begins, at SF
Marriott
Hotel.
Local 2 has scheduled two all-day actions at the
Marriott, for
Friday and Saturday, June 15-16, from
6:00am-10:00pm. ALL
LIBRARY WORKERS AND CONFERENCE
ATTENDEES INVITED TO JOIN WITH
LOCAL 2 IN PROTESTING THE MARRIOTT AND ALA.


Below is the text of the message that went out earlier
this week, along with the full chain of events from the
ALA and you can take a look at a Protest Button 1 or Two from
the
conference. -- Read More

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