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Conferences, meetings and webinars 5/4/13

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Professional Growth and Development opportunities offered by  MSU LEETS; the Great Lakes ESummit and ALCTS

Mississippi State University Libraries eResource & Emerging Technologies Summit (MSU LEETS) is an annual joint conference hosted by MSU Libraries (http://library.msstate.edu/) exploring the application of new technologies in libraries and the acquisition and management of eResources. Previous keynote speakers include Matt Goldner, Jason Griffey, Nicole Hennig, Sarah Houghton, Ross Housewright, Aaron Schmidt, and Michael Stephens.

MSU LEETS 2013 will take place on Thursday and Friday, August 1-2, 2013 at Mississippi State University in Starkville, MS.

Call for Proposals:

The 2013 MSU LEETS programming committee is now accepting proposals for Steal This Idea sessions and poster presentations!

Steal This Idea sessions are one hour in length (including Q&A) and are opportunities for speakers to share their successful (or not!) implementations and investigations of electronic resources and/or emerging technologies in academic libraries.

September 23-24, 2013 – Oregon, Ohio
Great Lakes E-Summit is pleased to announce the 2013 Conference. A boutique conference, the two-day “Summit” is the Great Lakes region’s only conference dedicated to the topic of electronic resources. This year’s conference will be held on September 23-24 at Maumee Bay State Park Lodge and Conference Center located approximately 10 miles east of Toledo in Oregon, Ohio. For more information about the conference venue

About Us

The Great Lakes E-Summit was created for the purpose of providing a learning and sharing environment that welcomes and embraces all players in the electronic resources supply chain by holding an annual regional conference focused on electronic resources.

(The “Summit” was founded by Deberah England, Electronic Resources Librarian at Wright State University in the spring of 2010. With the idea of holding an annual regional conference in the Great Lakes area, Deberah enlisted the help of EBSCO’s “Roving Librarian,” Eve Davis. Deberah and Eve talked strategy and then called upon colleagues to represent their state on the Summit’s Steering Committee, which provides direction and planning for the organization. All answered the call and planning began for the first Great Lakes E-Summit conference to be held in October 2011 on the campus of Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio.)

Thursday, June 27, 2013, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Chicago, IL.

Linked Data and Semantic Web applications hold potential for expressing bibliographic data in ways more flexible, powerful and openly sharable than MARC. While RDF provides the underlying data model, RDFS, OWL and SKOS provide the basis for creating vocabularies and “ontologies,” machine-actionable models that bring structure to RDF. This workshop provides a beginner’s level introduction for non-IT librarians to these behind-the-scenes models. It focuses primarily on ontologies as models of the entities in a knowledge domain and the relationships among those entities. It includes examples from cultural heritage metadata communities as well as some hands-on exercises. The workshop will be useful for those who want to have an understanding of RDF and ontology modeling concepts and terminology so as to better understand and participate in current discussions on Linked Data and Semantic Web for cultural heritage metadata.

This preconference is presented by Steven J. Miller, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, School of Information Studies

Registration for the 2013 ALA Annual Conference is NOT required to attend this preconference.

To register online, go to http://ala13.ala.org/register-now

  • Members: Click on the “I am a Member…” button and login with your ALA username and password before registering.
  • Non-members: Click on the “I am not yet a member…” button and create a profile (name and email address) before registering.

To register by mail, click here to download the registration form.

Preconference Event Code: ALC2

Registration Fees: $219 ALCTS member, $269 ALA member, $319 non-member, $99 retired members and students



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