During April 2012

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ASERL Spring 2012

The Spring meeting of the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries was held in Charleston, SC April 11-12. Charleston is a favorite location for ASERL because it is easily accessible, beautiful, and has terrific food! Wednesday morning, I attended my first Executive Board meeting, as about-to-be-elected incoming President-Elect. I look forward to working with this forward-thinking... more

Rebecca at MARAC

I traveled to Cape May, New Jersey for theMARAC (Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference). Why am I at aMid-Atlantic Conference when Wake Forest is clearly not Mid-Atlantic you ask? Besides being a great regional association that is bigger than SNCA and smaller than SAA, I specifically wanted to come to the Omeka workshop that they were... more

Carol at ER&L

Impressions from the Electronic Resources & Libraries conference … E-books and DDA When CSU-Fullerton had a budget cut, they prioritized their DDA program and instead cut their approval plan. They skipped the intermediate step of an e-preferred approval profile. In our own presentation, Derrik and I asserted that annual spending on DDA clusters around $4-$7... more

Derrik at ER&L 2012

I had a very good conference experience with the 2012 Electronic Resources & Libraries (ER&L) conference. It’s almost overwhelming just to look at all the notes I took! ER&L really packs a lot into a 2.5-day conference, averaging 8 sessions a day. And if that’s not enough going on, you can follow even more sessions... more

Lauren P. at Reynolda House

I love getting the chance to speak with non-library audiences about what libraries do, and was fortunate to have the opportunity to do just that a little over a week ago. I was invited to speak on a panel for a National Advisory Council meeting of the Reynolda House Museum of American Art about how... more

Chris at the 2012 North Carolina Serials Conference

The 2012 North Carolina Serials Conference took place on March 16, 2012 at the Friday Center in Chapel Hill. The theme for this year’s conference was “Déjà Vu: All Over Again: Familiar Problems, New Solutions”, and in the serials corner of Library Land this is often the case. As more libraries have made the transition... more

Roz at DLS – a Theme Emerges

I am in Memphis this week attending the 15th Annual Distance Library Services Conference sponsored by Central Michigan University Libraries. This biennial conference (held on the alternate years from ACRL), has been around since the 1980s – which tells you how long libraries have been talking about supporting distance users. The focus of this group... more

There’s no crying in archives! Or is there?

On March 29th and 30th, I attended the annual conference of the Society of North Carolina Archivists or SNCA (along with Rebecca and Craig). We were fortunate that it was held at UNC-Greensboro this year, making it an easy drive. Being on the planning committee, I knew that there were more people registered for this... more

CNI Part Two

Here is summary information on the othercontributedsessions I attended at CNI last week. The organization will post fuller descriptions and some video shortly. “Competing Priorities: Sustainability, Growth, and Innovation in Digital Collections,” Jenny Riley, Head, Carolina Digital Library and Archives, UNC-CH. The room was full to overflowing so it was apparent that many felt the... more

Craig at SNCA

This was my first time attending the Society of North Carolina Archivists Conference as a attendee, although a few years ago, Audra and I, along with Rachel Hoff presented in Pinehurst about Protecting Forsyth’s Past. The conference was amazingly well organized and run. The signage was great and parking was available nearby. I have already... more