Friday, October 31, 2008

Lunchtime SIG meetings

There are quite a few Special Interest Group meetings happening during lunchtime. Grab your lunch between 12 and 12.30pm before you go along.

NB. This list doesn't have as much detail as I would like. If you're running a meeting please add more information in the comments. Cheers!

Monday lunchtime 12.30 -1.30 pm

EPIC User Group meeting - New Zealand Room 2
To any EPIC consortium libraries not on the EPIC-l list, you're warmly invited to the annual User Group meeting on Monday 3 November, 12.30-1.30pm, at LIANZA Conference.
This will be an opportunity for a discussion around future directions for EPIC, and a chance to meet with Heather Jenks, Chair, EPIC Governance Group, together with the EPIC management team, and vendors (if they are able to join us).

ITSIG meeting - Marlborough 1 and 2
Presentations and open discussion.
Implementing LibGuides software from Springshare (LibGuides community) with contribution from Amanda Cole, AUT
Redevelopment of
Auckland Public Library website with contribution from Sam Minchin, Auckland Public
Text digitisation (possible topics: OCR, PDF, TEI, platforms, interfaces) with contribution from John Laurie, University of Auckland
Current trends in libraries (possible topics: resource discovery, next-generation ILS, aggregation/federation, open source) with contribution from Brian Flaherty, University of Auckland
The session will conclude with the ITSIG AGM. Session is open to all: ITSIG membership is not necessary; and you do not need to be registered for the conference to attend the SIG session (however, if not registered, you may not attend other conference sessions, social events or the exhibition area).

Pasifika Information Management Network (PIMN) - Canterbury room
There will be a meeting for the Pasifika Information Management Network (PIMN) to make decisions and look at future movements.

Preservation SIG - Marlborough 3
The Preservation SIG's AGM. A warm welcome to all members and supporters! After the short AGM we are delighted to present David Ashman, Book Conservator at Auckland City Libraries. He will speak on his role at the Library.

Tuesday lunchtime 12.30-1.30pm

CATSIG meeting - Marlborough 3
Our guest speaker will be Chris Todd from the National Library. Chris will talk about RDA, the new cataloguing rules due for release in 2009, and issues surrounding its implementation in NZ libraries. She will also report from her trip to Australia on ACOC activities on RDA implementation in Australia. The AGM will follow Chris' talk. The agenda will be distributed to all CatSIG members closer to the time. As at previous conferences the CatSIG AGM is a chance to socialise over lunch with fellow cataloguers and meet the committee.Everyone is welcome. CatSIG membership is not necessary; and you do not need to be registered for the conference (however, if not registered, you may not attend other conference sessions, social events or the exhibition area).

SLIS meeting - Marlborough 1 and 2
SLA and SLIS brought Stephen Abram to Wellington in September this year. Here's another opportunity to see selected highlights from the DVD ofStephen discussing strategies and experiences we need in today'sinformation world and how we can use Web 2.0 tools.Stephen is the President 2008 of SLA (the US based association ofSpecial Librarians); Past-President of the Canadian Library Association;Vice President Innovation for SirsiDynix; and Adjunct Professor at theUniversity of Toronto, Faculty of Information Studies. He is a thoughtprovoking author of columns appearing in numerous journals, ALAEditions' Out Front with Stephen Abram, and a blog, Stephen'sLighthouse.

TelSIG meeting – Canterbury Room

Wednesday lunchtime 12.30 -1.30 pm

Aotearoa Peoples Network presentation and panel discussion - Marlborough 3
Brief presentation and panel discussion to relate the findings of the Aotearoa People's Network (APN) independent evaluation and to discuss both the achievement and the issues resulting from the rollout of the APN to date. There have been significant achievements, major learning and also a number of issues which have sometimes resulted in opportunities. In particular, the panel will discuss issues which the APN has brought into sharp relief and the responses of libraries to them. Both the issues and the responses have impacted on the role of libraries within communities and the services they offer to those communities.

Local Government Corporate librarians meeting Canterbury Room
For the Corporate Librarian who is working in Local Government (or the equivalent in other countries). We are meeting informally to discuss issues and share ideas that are relevant to our particular specialist libraries. We tend to be sole charge, or have a staff of no more than two. We are primarily responsible for the information needs of the staff of Regional, District, Unitary or City Councils. However we are available for the public. Our duties include a range of activities from research to circulation of periodicals. We also deal with marketing and promotional issues. (See the recent edition of Library Life which has an article about Environment Waikato's contribution to Library Week). And, all the other things Specialist Librarians do.

SLANZA SIG meeting Marlborough 1 and 2

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