Calendar of Upcoming Events

Calendar of Upcoming Events

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May 14–19, 2005
Medical Library Association Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX

May 14–17, 2005
Acquisitions Institute at Timberline Lodge 6th Annual Conference, Mt. Hood, OR

May 19–22, 2005
“Roaring into our 20s,” North American Serials Interest Group 20th annual conference, Minneapolis, MN

June 5–8, 2005
Special Libraries Association Annual Conference, Toronto, ON

June 23–29, 2005
ALA Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL

July 16–20, 2005
American Association of Law Libraries 98th Annual Meeting and Conference, San Antonio, TX

August 14–18, 2005
IFLA World Library and Information Conference: 71st General Conference and Council, Oslo, Norway

September 30–October 2, 2005
LITA National Forum, San Jose, CA

Digital Libraries à la Carte: Choices for the Future

The Tilburg Innovation Centre for Electronic Resources—Ticer School (known for its former International Summer School on the Digital Library)—announces a brand new, modular course for librarians and publishers, “Digital Libraries à la Carte: Choices for the Future.” The course will be held at Tilburg University, the Netherlands, August 21–26, 2005. From its “menu” of five one-day modules, you can select one or more choices:
  • trends and strategic issues
  • technological developments, relevant to libraries
  • consortia and licensing
  • Open Access and institutional repositories
  • the role of libraries in teaching and learning
Top speakers will present their views. Among those to participate are:
  • Marissa Mayer, Director, Consumer Web Products at Google;
  • Derk Haank, CEO of Springer and former CEO of Elsevier;
  • Peter Suber, Open Access Project Director, Public Knowledge, Washington, D.C., and Research Professor of Philosophy, Earlham College;
  • Jenny Levine, whose blog ( is read by thousands of librarians;
  • Carol Tenopir, Professor of Information Sciences, University of Tennessee School of Information Sciences;
  • Deb deBruijn, Executive Director, Canadian Research Knowledge Network;
  • Gerry McKiernan, Associate Professor and Science and Technology Librarian/Bibliographer, Iowa State University Library;
  • Steven Gilbert, president of The TLT Group and an expert on learning landscapes; and
  • Pat Maughan, transformer of the undergraduate curriculum at the prestigious UC Berkeley to include information literacy training
To guarantee a highly interactive programme, the number of participants is limited to 45 per module. Lectures contain an interactive component, and two modules will conclude with a practical workshop. The course is recommended by the Joint Information Systems Committee, the Digital Academic Repositories (DARE) project, and SURF Diensten.

The course Web site lists the full programme, the complete list of twenty lecturers with short bios, abstracts of most presentations, and practical information about course fees and registration.

If you register before 1 June 2005, you will get a €150 discount.
Further information, contact:
Ms Jola Prinsen, Course Manager, Ticer B.V., P.O. Box 4191, 5004 JD Tilburg, The Netherlands; tel. +31 13 466 8310; fax +31 13 466 8383.