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UPCOMING EVENTS & WORKSHOPS
Advanced Cataloguing for Evergreen Indiana
Geek Indiana Libraries Workshop
Institutional Libraries Spring Workshop
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Current economic challenges call for exciting initiatives, new technology, collaboration and creativity to get users what they want. LYRASIS is offering an opportunity to interact with some of the most engaging minds in the resource sharing community at the Ideas and Insights Series event on Thursday, June 15, 2011, from 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM (EDT) at the Indiana State Library.
Among the day's speakers include: Russell Palmer, Professional Development Librarian at LYRASIS; Dolores Yilibuw, Acquisitions Librarian at Eastern Kentucky University; Tony Melvyn, OCLC's product manager for WorldCat Resource Sharing; and Peter Collins, Assistant Project Manager for Borrow Direct at the University of Pennsylvania libraries. These experts will address topics such as:
Register today and receive the early-bird discount. With this discount, the event costs $89 for Indiana library professionals. A light breakfast and boxed lunch are included in the price. This unique opportunity is worth four (4) Library Education Units (LEUs).
The Indiana University School of Medicine's library, Purdue University libraries and the Indianapolis Museum of Art were all recently named recipients Sparks! Ignition Grants for Libraries and Museums by the Institute of Museum & Library Services (IMLS). They were among 14 organizations nationwide awarded grant funds totaling $336,281. The grant program required applicants to address problems, challenges, or needs of broad relevance to museums, libraries, or archives.
The IU School of Medicine's library will receive $24,998 to test a new way of using existing technical standards to help overcome common problems that many libraries and archives face when digitizing historic collections. The IMA received $23,781 to utilize its experience in visitor research, arts education, and technology to conduct a series of controlled experiments that use eye-tracking technology. The project will consist of three experiments that aim to demonstrate the usefulness and potential barriers to wide adoption of eye-tracking technology by the museum community, as well as determine if such methods provide useful tools for improving visitor experience. The libraries of Purdue University and Penn State University received $24,594 to create a new online information resource for research data producers, users, publishers, librarians, and funding agencies. This resource, Databib, will be an annotated online bibliography of research data repositories, created and maintained by an online community of librarians.
Modern technology has enhanced the ability both of the information providers to publish online content and the end user to access digital information from a multitude of mediums and locations. These factors led to the demand for instant access to reliable information quickly and effortlessly via the internet. Indiana's Digital Resources: Making them work for you is a one-day workshop that highlights Indiana's freely-available digital resources, such as Indiana Memory, the Indiana Digital Archives, INSPIRE, and the State Data Center, and trains attendees on how to use them effectively.
Keynote speakers include Andrew Mink, Director of Outreach and K-12 Education for the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia, and David Bodenhamer, director of The Polis Center. This workshop is designed for educators, genealogists, historians and the general public and will be held in a computer lab to cultivate hands-on experience with individual resources.
The event is scheduled for Tuesday June 21, 2011 from 8:30 AM to 3:45 PM EDT at the Indiana Government Center Conference Center in Indianapolis. The deadline to register for the event is June 10, 2011. Registration is $30 (lunch included) and there are a limited number of scholarships available for K-12 educators on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information about the workshop or to register, please contact Connie Rendfeld at firstname.lastname@example.org or 317-232-3694.
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