Debbie Millward's blog
I found this article interesting, posted by Pinhawk today: Reduce Legal Research Costs with Google Scholar. Nothing to drop WestLaw or QuickLaw over, but this piece can serve as a useful reminder to keep this tool in the research arsenal.
VALL colleagues - I received this notice and thought I would share it here, in case any of you knew Vivian Schmidt.
It's with deep sadness that I share, a valued colleague, librarian, friend and SLAIS graduate, Vivian Schmidt, passed away June 21st. Vivian worked for many local libraries, public & special and was recognized for her expertise in the area of legal librarianship, Please join us in remembering Vivian Sat. July 5th, details, provided by the CUPE 391, follow:
Vivian Schmidt's memorial service will be at the Hamilton Harron Funeral Home 5390 Fraser St., Vancouver on Saturday July 5th, at 2:00pm.
If you click on the Hamilton Harron link above you will go to the website where you will also note on the right hand side of the homepage, an Obituaries & Services Box with a link to Vivian Lee Austin Schmidt. The link leads to a guest book where you can submit an entry.
A reception will follow the memorial. See attached image which will be distributed to all work units.
Please RSVP your attendance to email@example.com
President, CUPE 391
Vancouver, Gibsons & Sechelt Public Library Workers
UBC iSchool CE Course: Copyright in the 21st Century: Understanding Domestic and International TrendsSubmitted by Debbie Millward on May 6, 2014 - 9:13am.
Join copyright expert Paul Whitney at the iSchool@UBC for Copyright in the 21st Century: Understanding Domestic and International Trends .This is a full day course discussing international and national copyright issues and how they affect your workplace, including broad principles and issues which are shaping copyright in the emerging digital age. This course considers broad areas such as fair dealing, the public domain, mass digitization for the print disabled, as well as specific issues, including the library provision of eBooks and the cross border exchange of content by libraries and archives.
Paul Whitney is the former City Librarian at Vancouver Public Library and has taught graduate courses on copyright, library collections and publishing. He is a consultant, speaker and volunteer on library and public policy issues, and an authority on copyright and intellectual property concerns
Offered Saturday, June 21, 2014 9 am – 5 pm, UBC Point Grey campus. To enrol or for further information visit http://continuinged.slais.ubc.ca
Hello VALL colleagues,
The SLA Annual Conference is coming up, June 8-10, 2014 in Vancouver.
If you're likely attending the conference this year, and might be available to join us at the host chapter 2014 table for a bit, please complete this very short survey. Not familiar with every restaurant, sightseeing option, or tour? No worries, we will have maps and quick answer sheets for you.
Host table coordinator, SLA 2014
Patricia Cia & Christina de Castell
Vancouver 2014 Host Committee co-chairs