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JISC/CNI Conference 2002

Following the success of previous conferences held in London and Stratford The Joint Information Systems Committee and the Coalition for Networked Information are proud to announce the 4th International Conference, that will be held at the Edinburgh Marriott on 26th and 27th June. The conference will bring together experts from both the United States and the United Kingdom with keynote addresses from speakers from OCLC, SCRAN and CNI. Parallel sessions will explore and contrast major developments that are happening on both sides of the Atlantic. It should be of interest to all senior management in information systems in the education community and those responsible for delivering digital services and resources for learning, teaching and research.

Keynote speakers include:

Lorcan Dempsey, Vice President, Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) Office of Research; Bruce Royan, Chief Executive of SCRAN since 1996; and Clifford A. Lynch, Director of the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) since July 1997 will provide summary comments at the close of the conference.

Pre-Conference Sessions

There will be two pre-conference sessions from 9:30 - 11:00 am on the 26th, held by SPARC: Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition and ETDs: Electronic Theses and Dissertations, these sessions are included in the conference fee.

Further information and a Registration details can be found at: http://www.ukoln.ac.uk/events/


Everything library and information professionals should know about copyright but were afraid to ask!

This introductory workshop has been designed to provide a thorough grounding in the basics of copyright, the current law and its application, as well as to provide practical guidance on dealing with day to day issues.


By the end of the workshop participants should feel confident that they are not breaking the law. Clear common-sense advice will be given on coping with the law when dealing with all library, information and learning resources from print to digital. The workshop leader encourages interactive participation and discussion of the various issues. The final session will involve a short test to see what has sunk in!


All those who work in the library and information profession who are affected by copyright and related problems and who have little or no knowledge of the subject. This workshop is suitable for all beginners including paraprofessionals and newly qualified staff as well as reprographics and ICT staff. It is also useful for those who want a basic refresher.


To make a provisional booking simply telephone us on 020 7255 0560, textphone 020 7255 0505, visit our web pages at http://www.cilip.org.uk/training or email training@cilip.org.uk

An Introduction to Streaming Media & Live Web-casting - 19 April 2002

Presenter: Derek Richards (HyperJAM)

What is ‘Streamed Media?’ Why is it important?

This is a new course from the BUFVC which will give participants an understanding of the basic technologies and problems associated with streaming time-based media, and to then investigate how to use these technologies to web-cast live.

The course will cover:

Throughout the day discussion and feedback will be encouraged. The practical and economic considerations of different technologies will be compared and participants will be encouraged to consider the needs of the Web-cast when creating original footage.

Derek Richards is founder of HyperJAM, (http://www.hyperjam.co.uk) which provides digital media services for live events to the arts, entertainment, and corporate sectors: their clients include the ICA, FilmFour and the Notting Hill Carnival. He was also involved in establishing Britain’s first digital arts training centre, Artec, in 1991.

Intended audience: audio visual and computer service providers, audio-visual librarians and producers.

Cost per person, including lunch and refreshments: full price: GBP 120.00 (inc. VAT), BUFVC memberĀ¹s rate: GBP 100.00 (inc. VAT).

You can download booking forms from the BUFVC website at http://www.bufvc.ac.uk/courses/index.html, or for more information email: courses@bufvc.ac.uk

Workshop on Personalisation Technique - 28 May 2002, Spain

Electronic Publishing (EP) on the Web is a fast growing field which includes various heterogeneous systems for information access: traditional journals, magazines and newspapers accessible via Web, fully electronic journals, scholarly journals, e-prints repositories, news, vertical and horizontal portals, and so on.

This workshop aims at both reviewing the current state of the art in the exploitation of personalization techniques within Web sites devoted to electronic publishing, and highlighting major trends for the future and open research problems. The Workshop is addressed to researchers and to electronic publishers.

More information can be found at: http://www.dimi.uniud.it/~mizzaro/AH2002/

Concord: The Library Co-operation Website - various items recently put up on the website

A new Final Report: Touchstone: co-operation and partnership programme for UK Shakespeare collections (in PDF format) can be found at http://www.bl.uk/concord/pdf_files/touchstonefinal.pdf

A Supplementary Report: INFOSAVE Saving our National Written Heritage from the Threat of Acid Deterioration (in PDF format) can be found at http://www.bl.uk/concord/pdf_files/deacidsupp.pdf

A Press Release concerning the above can be found at http://www.bl.uk/concord/pressrelease11.html

Five new Progress Reports are available:

CECILIA: mapping the UK music resource http://www.bl.uk/concord/2000project08int1.html

Libraries and Learners in London (in PDF format) http://www.bl.uk/concord/pdf_files/liblearnlonprogress.pdf

Black and Asian Londoners 1536 - 1840 http://www.bl.uk/concord/2000project09int1.html

Widening Access to Resources in Merseyside (WARM) (in PDF format) http://www.bl.uk/concord/pdf_files/warmprogress.pdf

Working with public libraries to enhance access to quality-assured health information for the lay public (in PDF format) http://www.bl.uk/concord/pdf_files/qualmedprogress.pdf