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Institutional Repository Conference (Free!)

The Digital Commons @ Kennesaw State and the Horace W. Sturgis Library arepleased to announce “Giving Undergraduate Research a Worldwide Voice:Institutional Repositories as Publishers,” a free one-day conference oninstitutional repositories and their place in undergraduate education. Date: Tuesday, March 15, 2011Location: KSU Continuing Education The keynote speaker will be Nancy Hensel, Executive Officer for the Councilon Undergraduate Research. This free event includes continental breakfast,lunch, and ...

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Historic Newspapers online

Very cool resource of athens newspapers & historic info: ———–The Digital Library of Georgia is pleased to announce the availability of a new online resource: The Athens Historic Newspapers Archivehttp://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/athnewspapers The Athens Historic Newspapers Archive provides online access to five newspaper titles published in Athens from 1827 to 1922. Consisting of over 57,000 newspaper pages, the archive provides historical images that are both full-text searchable ...

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The Smartest Machine on Earth (Ai, machine learning & more)

Last night I watched Nova’s Smartest Machine on Earth program.Really fascinating stuff as it explored how machine learning happens (it is essentially a weighted relevance ranking dependent upon data and rules, but then it makes decision based upon specific bits of information including pattern seeking). It also touched on what makes us human, our peopleness and how our experiences shape our knowledge (and how do ...

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Logi Insight for Libraries with Voyager ILS (Webinar)

Logi Insight for Libraries with Voyager ILSFeaturing Kevin Kidd, Manager of Libraries, Boston College Date & Time: Tuesday, February 15, 2011 at 1pm EST Duration: 45 minutes Presenters: Kevin Kidd, Manager of Libraries, Boston College Matt Hoffman, Director of Library Solutions, LogiXML Who Should Attend: Deans, Systems Librarians, Electronic Resources Librarians, etc. Join us for a webinar on our new reporting solution for academic libraries ...

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Technical Services Efficiencies, Now and into the Future! Tomorrow!

Ideas and Insights Series:Technical Services Efficiencies, Now and into the Future! (Atlanta, GA)http://www.lyrasis.org/Classes-and-Events/Venues/L/LYRASIS-Atlanta.aspx Date:Thursday, February 3, 2011Location:LYRASIS-Atlanta1438 West Peachtree St., ste. 200Atlanta, GA 30309Registration fee is now $50!REGISTER for this Event Agenda The pace of change facing library technical services staff is ever accelerating, as our organizations explore new technologies and new media. We ourselves in technical services face new tools, standards and utilities with ...

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Succession planning in libraries (a survey)

A colleague and I are gathering data on succession planning in the library. We invite you to respond to our survey at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/XGHZGG3, and share with us your voice regarding succession planning at your library. We will share the results with you once our project is completed.Thank you,Angiah Davis ——————–Angiah Davis, MSLISReference Librarian, Information & Research ServicesRobert W. Woodruff Library – Atlanta University Center111 James ...

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My art & photographs (and a facebook page!)

A little bit of self PR My paintings & photographs as well as art newshttp://www.facebook.com/robinfayarts/Visiting my page and “liking” it will mean you will receive new art & photos through your facebook news stream. No need to friend me or share your personal info with me 😉 (unless you just want to!) This is all done through FBML and CSS which I will share soon. ...

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Lyrasis member news

For those who might be interested: (snip)Changes that will directly benefit members include:New Member Advisory/Interest Groups to enable members to contribute to the development of LYRASIS programs and services;The creation of the Ideas & Insights Series to allow members to share their knowledge and experience with other professionals in the field;Broadened Professional Development and Consulting services to support member Web Scale readiness; and A series ...

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