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NFAIS Forum on Usage Statistics: Registration Discount Ends October 3

Early Bird registration for the NFAIS one-day meeting, Usage Statistics: New Developments and Practical Applications, ends next week on Fri day, October 3rd.

This meeting, scheduled for October 21, 2008 at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, 365 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY from 9:00am to 4:30pm, will take look at some of the new developments in usage statistics that have recently emerged, as well as the current practical applications of usage statistics. It… Continue

Added by Jill on September 24, 2008 at 3:52pm — No Comments

NFAIS Forum on the Future of Bibliographic Control, March 28

NFAIS Forum on The Future of Bibliographic Control. Registration Discount Available Through March 8th.

NFAIS is organizing a one-day meeting - The Future of Bibliographic Control - to be held on March 28, 2008 at PALINET Headquarters, in Philadelphia, PA, from 9:00am to 4:30pm.

Why Attend?

On January 9, 2007 the Library of Congress issued a report on the future of bibliographic control in the 21st century, a future that is envisioned as… Continue

Added by Jill on February 19, 2008 at 2:50pm — No Comments

NFAIS 50th Anniversary Conference



Added by Jill on January 4, 2008 at 3:25pm — No Comments

NFAIS-CENDI Event, The Search Imperative

I had posted this event a little earlier in the year, but I wanted to alert current Library 2.0 members that there were still some seats available. For those located in the Washington DC area, the program may offer an opportunity for professional development.

The Search Imperative, jointly sponsored by the NFAIS and CENDI organizations, will be held in Harding Hall at the U.S. Government Printing Office on Wednesday, November 14, 2007. The program, running between 9 am…

Added by Jill on November 7, 2007 at 5:11pm — No Comments

CENDI - NFAIS Forum on The Search Imperative

Save The Date – Wednesday, November 14, 2007

The Search Imperative! Its Changing Nature, Continuing Impact

This is a workshop jointly sponsored by CENDI and NFAIS[1] to be held at the U.S. Government Printing Office, 732 N. Capitol Street, NW ,Washington, DC 20401 (Room: Harding Hall).

In today’s competitive search environment, the union of content and technology is your competitive advantage when the search functionalities… Continue

Added by Jill on August 17, 2007 at 3:53pm — No Comments

Social Software in Libraries [ Book Review ]

Title: Social Software in Libraries: Building Collaboration, Communication, and Community Online.

Author: Meredith G. Farkas (her excellent blog)

Copyright: 2007

Publication Data: Available from…


Added by Jill on July 12, 2007 at 12:37pm — No Comments

Speaker Slides Now Available

If you had an interest in the NFAIS "User Generated Content and Social Media" event held on Friday, June 29, you'll be happy to learn that all of the speaker presentations are currently accessible. Click on the link beside the speaker name to download the presentation. Organizations represented included the Nature Publishing Group, Engineering Information, Temple University, LibraryThing, Information Today and more.… Continue

Added by Jill on July 4, 2007 at 11:09am — No Comments

New Version of Google News

Google Blogoscoped is announcing the low key introduction of a new version of Google News that draws readers in via photographs rather than headlines and full text. GB notes that the captions below each image are truncated so that users don't get the full meaning and sees this as a weakness in the tool. To my mind this is actually intended to drive traffic to the full text on the actual content providers site. It circumvents… Continue

Added by Jill on June 26, 2007 at 11:00am — No Comments

Meredith Farkas on Top Technology Trends

You'll want to see Meredith Farkas' contribution to the LITA discussion of Top Technology Trends. Very nicely done; she avoids the issue of "talking heads" and focuses on her message. Outstanding; I largely agree with her suggested trends.

The exception was open source software. Lacking documentation, I really don't see a large percentage of small under-funded libraries going this route.… Continue

Added by Jill on June 25, 2007 at 3:30pm — No Comments

The Practicalities of Web 2.0

NFAIS is sponsoring a one-day forum on Friday, June 29th, on the topic of User Generated Content and Social Media.

The day features speakers from LibraryThing, NewsTex, LexisNexis, Nature Publishing Group, Alacra, Information Today and more! These are professionals who are actively incorporating these technologies into their daily workflow (blogs, wikis, social networking, etc.) Their presentations will offer specific… Continue

Added by Jill on June 15, 2007 at 1:20pm — No Comments

NFAIS Forum on User Generated Content and Social Media

NFAIS Forum on User-Generated Content and Social Media.

Registration Discount Available Through June 8th.…


Added by Jill on May 16, 2007 at 2:15pm — No Comments

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