July 15, 2008 (Vol. 14, No. 18)- Happenings
Jim Carmin, Special Collections Librarian at Multnomah County‘s Central Library, will be hosting the Downtown Librarians meeting on Wednesday, July 16. We’ll meet from noon till one in the John Wilson Special Collections room on the second floor of Central Library, which is located at 801 S.W. 10th Avenue.
Jim will show us materials from the wonderful core collection as well as some interesting new items. Please note that this will not be a lunch meeting because food is not allowed in the rare books room. Some of us will walk to the Farmers Market afterwards for a quick bite. Please RSVP to Susan Mecklem (email@example.com) if you plan to attend.
In August, Stuart Zimmerman and Susan Mecklem will host the brown bag lunch here at Davis Wright Tremaine. September’s meeting will be on Tuesday, September 17 at the library at Norse Hall. October’s meeting will be hosted by Pam Osborne at Mercy Corps.
The Portland Downtown Librarians meet for an informal brown bag lunch on the third Wednesday of most months. Everyone interested in librarianship is welcome to join us. If you would like to be added to the email notification list, please let me know.
Are you a librarian into user experience design? Got a website, content delivery service, or really cool idea you want to try out on a diverse professional audience? Want to share ideas and enthusiasm with librarians, information architects, usability engineers, user experience designers, and other information professionals?
You can do just that at InfoCamp Seattle 2008, an unconference for the user-centered information industry! It’ll be in beautiful Seattle, in a renovated historic schoolhouse now called the Youngstown Cultural Arts Center. Save the date now: September 27-28, 2008.
We hope you’ll consider participating in InfoCamp this September 27-28! Learn more at http://www.infocamp.info or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registration for the Natural Resources Information Council (NRIC) meeting in Eugene, Oregon from August 9th-12th is under way. The conference will be held on the University of Oregon campus.
The NRIC facilitates the exchange of information among natural resource managers, information specialists, and librarians specializing in natural resources. Members come from both public (government, academic) and private (NGO, consulting) organizations. More information about the organization and conference can be found at http://www.nric.info/. The registration form and a complete list of presentations is online (exact schedule TBD). It’s quite a bargain at $35!
Here are just a few of the presentation topics currently scheduled:
- Evaluating and accessing ecological databases
- Serving GIS data
- Managing biodiversity data in Oregon
- H2.0 Water meets the web
- Online tools to facilitate the analysis of the taking of animal species
- The archives of Gerald Williams, historian for the U.S. Forest Service
- The irradiation of earth: Data on the energy coming to earth from the sun
OCLC, Orbis Cascade Alliance and OCLC Digital Collection Services are proud co-sponsors of the fourth annual OCLC Western Digital Forum, which is being presented on August 14-15, 2008 in Tacoma, Washington at the Hotel Murano. This year’s forum will focus on Making Digitization Count: Assessment and Evaluation Practices.
The forum will feature national experts from the archival, museum and library communities who will discuss current projects to create and automate evaluation and assessment tasks for digital collections. Three of these distinguished presenters include:
- Kate Haley Goldman (Keynote speaker), Senior Research Associate at the Institute for Learning Innovation, Annapolis MD
- Elizabeth Yakel, Assistant Professor, University of Michigan School of Information
- Dr. Helen R. Tibbo, Professor, School of Information and Library Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
The program will also explore how evaluation and assessment methods inform decision making for digital collections. Presentations will highlight national projects of significance relating to evaluation and assessment of digital collection users, 21st Century learners and model practices for digital program assessment.
The forum is designed to offer a smaller and more intimate meeting setting where participants can share knowledge and create networks with other organizations that are working to develop assessment and evaluation practices. It is an ideal educational opportunity for librarians, archivists and museum staff who are charged with creating digital access to collections.
So please make your plans now to join your colleagues at this prestigious national event. For more information about the 2008 OCLC Western Digital Forum and to register, please visit our Web page. We are looking forward to your active participation in this dynamic event.
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