Conferences

Christina's LIS Rant

Category archives for Conferences

I hope to be blogging this meeting over the course of the next few days. Last STS meeting I attended computer note-taking was completely frowned upon but hopefully this one will be more modern.  I’ll be talking tomorrow in session 070. Scientific Communication, (4:00 to 6:00 pm, but I’m guessing my 20 minutes will be…

SLA2009: Random Vendor Updates

One of the main reasons I go to SLA is to catch up on what all of the journals, databases, and research tool providers are up to. Sometimes they save the big announcements for ALA and sometimes they make them at SLA. Other years I’ve spent a ton of time at the exhibits, but this…

SLA2009: CS Roundtable

Bummer. Apparently Windows Live Writer doesn’t automatically save drafts.  So here are my foggy recollections of this session. The session was a bit different this year. In previous years we’ve mostly discussed providing services (collection development and reference to computer science researchers. This year, we had three speakers on a theme: “Data Curation and Special…

(came in late because the speaker I initially chose to see failed to show up) A speaker from Serials Solution’s Summon reviewed various pieces of research done recently both by LIS researchers and by big libraries. Summed up pretty well by Tenopir (he copied her graph), increasing costs, decreasing importance as a gateway for research…

SLA 2009 Preview

SLA is the Special Libraries Association – it’s really my home professional organization.  I often go to basically 3 conferences in my profession: SLA, ASIS&T, and Computers In Libraries.  You come back from SLA and you want to buy something. You come back from ASIS&T and you want to study something or just think about…

SSP09: Wrap up of day two

Seems like I was at the wrong session at the wrong time – I missed Bilder’s comments and others that have traveled widely on twitter. Search for #ssp09. The opening keynote today was by the current head of ARL, the Association of Research Libraries, Dr Charles B. Lowry.  ARL includes123 major research libraries from the…

SSP09: Wrap up of day one

I wasn’t complete sure what to expect with this conference. There were some old acquaintances from the society publishers who spend a lot of time with the Physics-Astronomy-Mathematics Division at the Special Libraries Association (Hi Tony! Hi Terry!). I also spoke with a representative of IMLS, some other librarians, and Victor from Mendeley. Some sessions…

Re-architecting Science: A Vision for STM in the 21st Century by Adam Bly Opening Keynote, May 28, 2009 – this is live blogged, basically notes on what he said… analysis to follow. Where the world is today, where science is, at a high level.. Need to solve problems using a systems approach.  Study of epidemics…

It’s right up the street, there are discounts for librarians, several sessions talk about collaborations between libraries and publishers (we’ll see), and lots of interesting stuff. This page has the program. I probably won’t live blog, but I’ll certainly post some summaries and wrap up information. No doubt I’ll be tweeting, too (@cpikas, #ssp09)