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Call for submissions for CALL 2014 extended

The Canadian Association of Law Libraries has extended the call for program submissions for the 2014 conference to November 1, 2013.

For more information and the program submission form, go to http://www.callacbd.ca/en/content/2014-conference-call-program-submissions.

The conference will be held in Winnipeg, Manitoba, May 25–28, 2014.

If you have any questions, please contact Karen Sawatzky at ksawatzky@tappercuddy.com.

Call for submissions for CALL 2014

The Canadian Association of Law Libraries has put out a call for program submissions for their 2014 conference. The conference will be held in Winnipeg, Manitoba, May 25–28, 2014. Program submissions are due by October 18, 2013.

For more information and the program submission form, go to http://www.callacbd.ca/en/content/2014-conference-call-program-submissions

If you have any questions, please contact Karen Sawatzky at ksawatzky@tappercuddy.com.

60 Sites in 60 Minutes

The slides from the SLA conference presentation "60 Sites in 60 Minutes" can be found here: http://www.slideshare.net/iBraryGuy/60-sites-in-60-minutes-sla-2013. The presenters were Gayle Lynn-Nelson (LexisNexis Librarian Relations Group), Sam Wiggins (Norton Rose Fulbright LLP), and John DiGilio (Reed Smith LLP).The presentation talks about 60 websites that you might not have heard of, including some legal ones.

SLA presentation materials now available

SLA has made the presentation materials available for a number of the sessions at its upcoming conference. Materials that might be of interest to VALL members include:

eBook on copyright

The University of Ottawa Press has made the eBook "How the Supreme Court of Canada Shook the Foundations of Canadian Copyright Law" available to download for free. The eBook, edited by Michael Geist, "represents the first comprehensive scholarly analysis" of the five copyright rulings made by the Supreme Court of Canada in 2012.

CALL presentations now available

The presentation materials for a number of conference sessions from the recent Canadian Association of Law Libraries Conference in Montreal are now available. These conference materials include:

Seven DFO libraries closing

Seven Fisheries libraries, including the one in Vancouver, will be closing. The 11 Fisheries libraries will be consolidated into four locations, including the Institute of Ocean Sciences in Sidney BC. The rationale for the closings is "The growing willingness of Canadians to look online, coupled with an increasing presence of information online, including electronic scientific journals, enable the Department to consolidate its library resources."

Approximately 30,000 DFO-published reports and publications are currently available online, and can be found at the Department’s library portal "WAVES". DFO-published items that are not already available online will be digitized if requested by users.

Metadata: Organizing and Discovering Information

Coursera is offering an eight-week course on "Metadata: Organizing and Discovering Information". The next course starts in September 2013 and is taught by Jeffrey Pomerantz of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

The course outline is as follows:

Unit 1: Organizing Information
Unit 2: Dublin Core
Unit 3: How to Build a Metadata Schema
Unit 4: Alphabet Soup: Metadata Schemas That You (Will) Know and Love
Unit 5: Metadata for the Web
Unit 6: Metadata for Networks
Unit 7: How to Create Metadata
Unit 8: How to Evaluate Metadata

(h/t to Sarah Glassmeyer)

Ten Useful Websites for Techie Librarians

Rebecca Kati has produced a list of Ten Useful Websites for Techie Librarians that may be of interest.

Job posting: Director of Support Services, Saskatchewan Legislative Library

Saskatchewan Legislative Library
Director of Support Services
Level MCP06, Full Time, Commencing May 2013

The Saskatchewan Legislative Library invites applications for the position of Director of Support Services. Reporting to the Legislative Librarian, the successful candidate will be responsible for the leadership and strategic management of the operations of the Support Services Section of the Legislative Library.

The Support Services section has six full-time staff and is responsible for the acquisition, cataloguing, and management of a wide range of library materials; development and preservation of the Library’s repository of electronic publications of the Government of Saskatchewan; and management of the local implementation of a consortial integrated library system (Ex Libris’ Voyager) which is hosted by the University of Regina and shared by five libraries in the Regina area.

The Director of Support Services is a member of the Library’s senior management team, acts as an advisor with respect to Support Services operations, and participates in establishing priorities and strategic directions for the Library as a whole.

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