The New England Technical Services Librarians, a section of the New England Library Association, is hold their annual spring conference called The Many Hats of Technical Services on Friday, April 12, 2013 at the College of the Holy Cross, Hogan Campus Center, Worcester, MA. Keynote speakers will be Susan Gibbons, University Librarian, Yale University and [...]
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Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society is offering a 12-week online copyright course to 500 selected students. Applications are available now through January 3. We’re excited to announce that Berkman Faculty Director Terry Fisher will be teaching a version of his Copyright course on the edX platform in the spring, beginning Jan. 28: https://www.edx.org/courses/HarvardX/HLS1x/2013_Spring/about. [...]
Tonight, 11/8, from 5:30 – 7 pm, the New England Chapter of the American Society for Information Science and Technology (NEASIST) discusses an upcoming case where someone made academic journal articles available to the public, US v. Swartz. Location: Champions Sports Bar, Marriott Hotel Kendall Square plaza (next to the Red Line) 50 Broadway, Cambridge, [...]
The Special Libraries Association New England Chapter holds a one-day conference on Saturday, October 13, with topics like taxonomy, project management, sound preservation, competitive intelligence, and tools. Communication, Commitment & Collaboration Saturday October 13th, 2012, 8:45am-4pm Southbridge Hotel & Conference Center, Southbridge MA SLA Members – $50 | Student/Retiree/Between Jobs – $30 | Non-Members – [...]
Just a brief note: Tonight’s (Monday, 9/10) Wikipedia gathering features a local public librarian and a local archivist and a discussion about Wikipedia Loves Libraries, the initiative for more collaboration between libraries, archives, and Wikimedia. Monday, September 10, 2012 7:00 PM Clover Food Lab 7 Holyoke St. Cambridge, MA 02138 The Boston Wikipedia Meetup Group [...]
Esteemed librarian Donna Scheeder from the Library of Congress is hosting a roundtable conversation about the future with a panel of information professionals from a variety of roles and companies.
I fully admit I am primarily attending this session to support fellow SLA Cuba Delegate Melanie Freimuth, but I anticipate learning much from the two other contributed papers in this session.
SLA, 7/17: Success Stories of Solos, or How to Make your Library into a Place that’s Good for More than NappingTuesday, July 17th, 2012
This session is one the Solo Division organizes each year to allow solos to tell their positive stories. Tanya Whippie of the US Department of Housing and Urban Development began by encouraging us to celebrate even small victories and successes.
LexisNexis’ Bobby Schrott introduced the session by explaining the fascinating conversations he and NPR’s Kee Malesky have had led him to think he wanted to bring the conversation to a broader audience of content lovers. He provided some background on NPR, it’s use of content, and the role the librarians play regarding information consumption, preservation, [...]
I session hopped this morning. I began in the Wikileaks presentation, but moved to Using Scenario Analysis to Predict the Future of the Semantic Web.