Announcements

A Digital Public Library of America: Perspectives and Directions

Come One, Come All!
Not the Last Word, But the Best Word to Date:
A Digital Public Library of America:
Perspectives and Directions
Fourth Annual International Conference Sponsors:Columbia University Libraries & Harriman Institute,
ILIAC
(International Library Information and Analytic Center; Offices in Moscow & Washington D.C.) andThe U*N*A*B*A*S*H*E*DTM Librarian (also conference organizer)
at
Columbia University
School of International and Public Affairs
Kellogg Center, 15th Floor
420 West 118th Street
New York City
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
9:00am – 4:00pm

Registration:
Early Bird Special (by September 15th: $90
METRO, LACUNY, NYLA Connecticut Library Association, NJLA, AAP, member: $100
Unaffiliated: $115
U*N*A*B*A*S*H*E*DTM Librarian Subscriber: $100
The top three people in the country to speak on the issues of:
· a national digital public library;
· the legal ramifications of the Google BookSearch Settlement—most especially copyright and the digital objectives of libraries; and
· the perspective of U.S. publishers

They are respective -- Read More

CIL 2012 - Call for Speakers is Open

CIL 2012 - Call for Speakers is Open
March 21 - March 23, 2012
Hilton Washington, Washington DC

Bring Your Imagination!
Now is your chance to speak at CIL 2012.

Information Today, Inc. is pleased to announce the 27th annual Computers in Libraries – the most comprehensive North American conference and exhibition concentrating on all aspects of library technology. Our theme this year is Creating Innovative Libraries.

If you would like to participate in Computers in Libraries 2012 as a speaker or workshop leader, please submit a proposal as soon as possible (September 9, 2011 at the very latest).

Creating Innovative Libraries is what librarians, systems and information professionals, and teams of other partners and experts do with computers, the internet and cutting edge technology. At Computers in Libraries 2012, the focus is on practices and techniques, technology, and the imagination and creativity that makes innovative libraries. The conference offers a multifaceted program designed to meet the needs of librarians, information managers, systems professionals, webmasters and web managers, content evaluators, intranet strategists, portal creators, and information specialists. So bring your imagination and creative ideas to Computers in Libraries 2012
and help change the landscape of innovating libraries.

Submit Your Proposal!

We look forward to hearing from you!

Jane Dysart
Program Chair
Dysart & Jones Associates

Internet Librarian 2011 Advance Program

If you're like me, and you know you want to be, you're all excited about Internet Librarian 2011! Well, good news, the Advance Program is now out.
Revolutionizing the Net with Content, Connections & Conversations
Internet librarians have been revolutionizing the Net for many years and are creating new and exciting opportunities for connections and conversations, adding value and providingaccess to many types of content, implementing user-friendly interfaces, and much more. Hear about leading-edge tools and techniques for revolutionizing your community, campus or organization at Information Today, Inc.'s 15th annual Internet Librarian. This conference provides the ideal opportunity to gather insights and ideas to ignite our imaginations and to spark innovation.
Some of those Sunday Workshops look AWESOME!

New Journal: The Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication

A joint publishing partnership between the libraries at Pacific University (OR) and California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo (CA) has announced a new open access, peer-reviewed journal dedicated to library-led scholarly communication initiatives, online publishing and digital projects.

The Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication will provide a focused forum for library practitioners to share ideas, strategies, research and pragmatic explorations of library-led initiatives related to such areas as institutional repository and digital collection management, library publishing/hosting services and authors’ rights advocacy efforts. As technology, scholarly communication, the economics of publishing, and the roles of libraries all continue to evolve, the work shared in JLSC will inform practices that strengthen librarianship. -- Read More

Computers in Libraries 2012 Call For Speakers Cil2012

http://infotoday.com/cil2012/
Creating Innovative Libraries is what librarians, systems and information professionals, and teams of other partners and experts do with computers, the internet and cutting edge technology. At Computers in Libraries 2012, the focus is on practices and techniques, technology, and the “secret sauce” or “extra” that creates innovative libraries.

The conference program is filled with ideas, leading edge practices, tips and techniques for creating innovative libraries, engaging communities, as well as designing and delivering strategic services that are of primary importance to our communities. The emphasis is on thinking outside of the box, learning from other industries, finding strategic partners, and creating value for our user communities with new tools, techniques and skills that build innovative and priority services. -- Read More

County of Los Angeles and City of Los Angeles partner to offer Freegal music downloads

Beginning Friday, July 1, 2011, the County of Los Angeles Public Library and the Los Angeles Public Library will offer cardholders the ability to download songs from Sony Music’s catalog -- for free.

Through a service called “Freegal” -- a combination of “free” and “legal” -- registered cardholders will be able to download up to three songs each week at no cost. The songs come in MP3 format and can be accessed through both library websites.

Librarians said they were glad to bring the service to their patrons.

“The Los Angeles Public Library is pleased to partner with the Los Angeles County Public Library to enhance our digital services and offer an easy-to-use music download service that delivers great music to a variety of devices,” said City Librarian Martin Gomez.

“The County Library has been waiting a long time for a service like this that delivers great music, compatibility with lots of devices and simplicity of use,” said County Librarian Margaret Donnellan Todd.
Several other public libraries already use Freegal, including the Orange County Library, Princeton Public Library and Nashville Public Library.

Freegal is the brainchild of Library Ideas, a Virginia-based company that offers music, games and language learning tools to public libraries nationwide.

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2011/07/free-music-downloads-at-la-city-county-librari...

Internet Archive Launches Physical Archive - Brewster Kahle makes case for preserving books

The Internet Archive’s latest project is launching a Physical Archive to store and preserve books and historic materials.

You can read all about it on Brewster Kahle's blog
http://blog.archive.org/2011/06/06/why-preserve-books-the-new-physical-archive-of-the-intern...

Wanted: Your Ideas on How to Build a Digital Public Library of America

From the Chronicle of Higher Ed
May 20, 2011, 12:01 am
By Jennifer Howard

Think you know what the proposed Digital Public Library of America should look like? Now’s your chance to weigh in. The project’s steering committee has just announced a “Beta Sprint,” inviting the public to contribute “ideas, models, prototypes, technical tools, user interfaces, etc.” Anyone who wants to take part must submit a statement of interest by June 15, and final submissions are due September 1. Read more here

Check out LISEvents.com The Librarian Conference and Event Site

Just in case you missed my big announement last week, LISNews has a new sister site, LISEvents.com The Library Community Conferences and Events Site

I've put together a site similar to LISNews, but it's focused entirely on conferences and events. LISEvents tries to list every conference, large and small, that might be of interest to those of us working in libraries. Check it out and let me know (btcarver@lisnews.com) if you can suggest any events or any improvements on the site!

Check out LISEvents.com The Library Community Conferences and Events Site

LISEvents is up and running at lisevents.com!

We've put together a site similar to LISNews, but we're focusing entirely on conferences and events. We try to list every conference, large and small, that might be of interest to those of us working in libraries. Check it out and let me know (btcarver@lisnews.com) if you can suggest any events or any improvements on the site!

For those of you keeping score at home, that makes 4 LIS Sites now:
LISEvents.com: The Library Community Conferences and Events Site
LISNews.org: Librarian and Information Science News
LISHost.org: Librarian Web Hosting
LISWire.com: The Librarian's News Wire

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