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Conferences around the World

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Conferences around the World

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OCTOBER

4-6: Hamburg (Hamburg Messe). The FRA Expo 2010 is the annual meeting of the BF1RA, now a part of the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA). The expo will feature conferences and lectures, including the 3rd International ?-Reading & Tablet Conference and the 17th World Editors Forum. Also featured are the presentations of the WAN-IFRA XMA Cross Media Awards and the International Newspaper Color Quality Club Award.

Site: Hamburg Messe, Messeplatz 1, 20357 Hamburg, Germany; contact wwwifra expo.com/website/website.nsf/html/CONT_EXPO2010_VEV?OpenDocument& EX2010VEV&E&.

5: Frankfurt (Westin Grand Frankfurt Hotel). Presented by the International Association of Scientific, Technical & Medical Publishers, the STM Annual Frankfurt Conference 2010 is designed for members of the scientific publishing community. The event, which is open to members and nonmembers, features presentations on the creation of scholarly content and social science research, along with a keynote from Stephen Dunn, head of technology strategy for Guardian News and Media.

Site: The Westin Grand Frankfurt Hotel, Konrad Adenauer Strasse 7, Frankfurt, 60313, Germany; contact www.stm-assoc.org/event.php?event_id=56.

14-17: Macon, Ga. (Macon Marriott City Center). The 2010 Online Audiovisual Catalogers Conference (OLAC) focuses on challenges facing catalogers of nonprint materials. The conference will include workshops on new video formats, streaming video, sound recording, and ebooks, along with a poster session.

Site: Macon Marriott City Center, 240 Coliseum Drive, Macon, GA 31217; contact www.olacinc.org/drupal/conference/2010/index.html.

21: Laurel, Md. (Johns Hopkins University). Presented by the Maryland chapter of the Special Libraries Association, Xtreme Reference includes a full day of presentations, networking events, and exhibits for modern reference and research services. Major sessions will focus on navigating government data, staffing solutions, and visualization tools.

Site: Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, 11100 Johns Hopkins Road, Laurel, MD 20723; contact http://units.sla.org/chapter/cmd/xreference.htm.

NOVEMBER

1-2: Bethesda, Md. (Natcher Conference Center). JATS-Con is the first of a series of planned conferences for users of the Journal Article Tag Suite, a common format for exchanging journal content between publishers and archives. This free conference will provide a peer-reviewed context for content relating to the Tag Suite. …

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