Monthly Archive for May, 2012

Call for papers: The 3rd International Conference on Library Cooperation and Resource Sharing, Beijing, China, late October 2012

LAST CALL FOR PAPERS The 3rd International Conference on Library Cooperation and Resource Sharing Late October 2012 Capital Normal University, Beijing, China The 3rd International Conference on Library Cooperation and Resource Sharing will be held in late October 2012 in Capital Normal University, Beijing, China to commemorate the 10th anniversary […]

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BOBCATSSS 2012 proceedings now available!

The proceedings of BOBCATSSS 2012, the 20th International Conference on Information Science in Amsterdam are now available… Proceedings of the conference can be ordered now: Wolf-Fritz Riekert and Ingeborg Simon (eds.): “Information in e-Motion”. Proceedings BOBCATSSS 2012 – 20th International Conference on Information Science. Amsterdam, 23-25 January 2012. Bock+Herchen Verlag, […]

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Upcoming Int’l Conference on Integrated Information

2nd International Conference on Integrated Information August 30-September 3, 2012 Budapest, Hungary See IC-ININFO Website. IC-ININFO topics encompass, but are not restricted to, the following areas: •Information Management •Knowledge Management •Records / Document Management •Conceptual and Organizational Perspectives of Knowledge Communication •Records / Document Management •Data Management •Health Information •Digital […]

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ALA upcoming conference

Upcoming conference: The American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office will present a diverse offering of programs at the 2012 ALA Annual Conference in Anaheim, open to all attendees who are interested in learning how to make their library a community center for lifelong learning and civic engagement through arts […]

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Message from the ACD Section Chair

Greetings everyone, I am pleased that we are launching this new blog which is replacing our newsletter as the way we will communicate as a committee. Please send your book reviews and articles to Regine Schmolling, our Secretary, and as our Information Coordinator, Jérôme Fronty will be the contact to […]

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Join us at the Kuopio Satellite Conference!

The Acquisition & Development Section is happy to invite you to its

Satellite Meeting in Kuopio, Finland

9th to 10th August 2012

Theme: Global policies, Imperatives and Solutions for the Efficient Library Collection Management and Access to Less Used Documents

Satellite Meeting in Kuopio, Finland

9th to 10th August 2012

Theme: Global policies, Imperatives and Solutions for the Efficient Library Collection Management and Access to Less Used Documents

To access the Kuopio Satellite Conference click here: Kuopio Satellite

Conference Theme and Focus

Digital material is becoming dominant in many libraries. Especially in universities engaged in research and teaching in Science, Technology and Medicine (STM) subjects need to concentrate on digital content provision. At the same time economic constrains force libraries to make savings where ever they can. Savings can be made in profiled collection policies and profiled acquisitions. The costs of library premises are also a target of institutional economic consideration. Premises to accommodate print collections are being reduced and if possible local storage facilities should be rejected. One viable solution to maintain availability to print collections is outsourcing.


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ACD Helsinki Open Session Programme Now Available!

ACD Open Session Programme at the WLIC Congress in Helsinki on Tuesday August 14, 2012 (13:45 – 15:45) will be devoted to:  

“Treating Print in an Increasing Digital Collection: Issues, Dilemmas & Directions”

Traditional print resources are becoming a challenging format and commodity in many libraries. With the emphasis of many library collections to establish a greater digital presence and library staff rethinking space issues, reader preferences indicating a leaning towards more online resources and access than depending on print, the perception of print potentially becoming endangered appears significant. Print, however will not disappear and as we consider the 2012 IFLA Presidential theme, “Libraries: A Force for Change,” we suggest that print in the short and long term, will contribute to that part of the theme as “inclusionary, transformational and innovative” in how it integrates with a growing digital collection.
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