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Conferences around the World

Magazine article Information Today

Conferences around the World

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October

1-3: Berlin (Kempinski Hotel Bristol). Connecting With the Future will be the theme of the European Business Information Conference (EBIC 2008). Speakers and facilitators will be on hand to work with leaders in the knowledge and information management field to explore trends that will shape their futures.

Site: Kempinski Hotel Bristol, Kurfürstendamm 27, 10719 Berlin, Germany; contact www.tfpl.com/thought_leadership/ebic.cfm.

7-11: Dubna, Russia (Joint Institute for Nuclear Research Laboratory of Information Technologies). The purpose of RCDL 2008 Digital Libraries: Advanced Methods and Technologies Digital Collections is to help create a community of Russian experts involved in digital library research. The conference will give this community an opportunity to meet, discuss ideas for the future, and exchange contacts for collaboration. It will also promote international study and cooperation on digital libraries.

Site: Joint Institute for Nuclear Research Laboratory of Information Technologies, Joliot-Curie 6, 141980 Dubna, Moscow region, Russia; contact http://rcdl2008.jinr.ru/eng.

14-16: Beijing (Capital Normal University). The International Conference on the Development of Subject Librarianship and Personal Librarianship will focus on bringing worldwide experts together to review ideas regarding the research of subject and personal librarianship. Topics to be covered include subject librarian and subject resources construction, subject librarian services and information literacy education, and more.

Site: Capital Normal University Library Lecture Hall, 105 W. 3rd Ring Road N, Haidian District 68901114;contact www.netlib.edu.cn/huiyi/english/index.html.

19-21: Manchester, N.H. (Radisson Hotel Manchester). The New England Library Association Annual Conference will feature presentations by experts such as independent library trainer and consultant Beth Galla way, Newton Free Library supervisor of children's services Susan Raskin Abrams, and others. Topics include the value of video games in libraries, the proper way to shelve picture books, establishing digital repositories for electronic government documents, and more.

Site: Radisson Hotel Manchester, 700 Elm St. #1, Manchester, NH 03101; contact www.nelib.org.

22-24: Edmonton, Aberta (Crowne Plaza Chateau Lacombe Hotel). The Netspeed 2008 conference is designed to help library staff and trustees keep pace with evolving online technologies. Attendees are invited to explore these technologies in sessions covering topics such as Google's effect on public libraries, how libraries can embrace Web 2.0 technologies, and more.

Site: Crowne Plaza Chateau Lacombe Hotel, 10111 Bellamy Hill, Edmonton, AB, Canada T5J 1N7; contact www.thealbertalibrary.ab.ca/netspeed/index.html.

24-29: Columbus, Ohio (Hyatt Regency Columbus). The theme of People Transforming Information - Information Transforming People at the ASIS&T Annual Meeting 2008 is designed to improve attendees' understanding of the internet's rapid growth by putting it into the context of the human and social condition. As such, the meeting will focus on how people affect information and how information affects people.

Site: Hyatt Regency Columbus, 350 N. High St., Columbus, OH, 43215; contact www.asis.org/conferences.html.

31-Nov. 3: Saarbrücken, Germany (German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence). The 5th International Conference on Formal Ontology in Information Systems will serve as a forum in which experts in the field will be able to explore the interplay between the theoretical insights of formal ontology and their application to information systems and semantic technologies. …

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