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November 25, 2010 / ae

Access 2011 goes west!

Congratulations to Vancouver for winning the bid to host Access 2011! The conference will be held from October 5-8 19-22 at the Hyatt Regency Vancouver. Your Access 2011 host committee is made up of members from a number of institutions:

Watch this space for more info on Access 2011 as it becomes available. And see you in Vancouver in October 2011!

November 22, 2010 / amy

Feliciter issue on emerging technologies

Hi everyone – since Amanda and I were the guest editors for the recent Feliciter issue (vol. 56 no. 5), and since the CLA allows all authors to repost their articles (Creative Commons licenses FTW!), here’s a collection of the featured articles for the issue.

Theme: Emerging technologies in libraries

Emerging technology as an enabler (guest editorial) – Amy Buckland & Amanda Etches-Johnson

A user experience primer – Cecily Walker

Building communities with large group methods and social media – Ryan Deschamps

Using a local chat server in your library – John Fink

Libraries evolve to stay connected: Building the YourLibrary iPad app – Rob Zylstra & Stephanie Thero

Livres numériques: le papier est la meilleure platforme – Patrick M. Lozeau

Thanks to everyone involved – especially the awesome folk at the CLA head office!

October 19, 2010 / ae

Access 2011 needs a home!

The Emerging Technologies Interest Group is now accepting applications to host Access 2011!

Check out the hosting guidelines and previous host websites. Applications are due by November 15, 2010.

If you have any questions about hosting, or about the submission process, feel free to get in touch!

September 2, 2010 / ae

Access 2010: go!

Folks! If you haven’t yet registered for Access 2010, you still have time. Access is Canada’s premier library tech conference and this year’s program looks stellar (click the tabs at the top to see the program for each day).

Run, don’t walk, to get registered!

January 25, 2010 / amy

Call for papers – Access 2010

The call for papers is out for Access 2010 in Winnipeg, October 13-16, 2010. [Check out their drupalicious site!]

  • a new application of existing technology
  • user design / usability testing
  • anything mobile
  • open source
  • something really new
  • geo-tagging, geo-blogging, anything geo
  • semantic web
  • digital collections
  • teaching and learning
  • ebooks and libraries

If you made it to Access 2009 in PEI, we fully expect to see you in Winnipeg this October. And if you missed Access 2009,  do yourself a favour and come this year!

November 4, 2009 / ae

Access 2010

We’ve got official word on Access 2010!

When: October 13-16, 2010
Where: Hotel Fort Garry, Winnipeg Manitoba
Who: Hosted by the University of Manitoba

See you in Winnipeg in 2010!

October 6, 2009 / amy

Congrats to UPEI for Access2009

Mark Leggott and his team did a killer job, and organized one heckuva great conference.
Check out the presentations from Access 2009 and enjoy!

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