Friday, 22 March 2013

Cloudbusting - MmIT National Conference - Less than Two Weeks to go!

The CILIP MultiMedia and Information Technology Group's national conference on the Cloud for library and information professionals is less than two weeks away and there's still time to book. With over a dozen expert speakers covering a wide range of topics on the Cloud at an affordable price, there's not much not to like.
The programme has been finalised and we're really excited as this conference is looking even better than last year's
Have a look below to see what we're going to be talking about in the Cloud.

More details and booking here:


9:30 - registration and morning coffee Richard Roberts Foyer

10:00 – Introduction and welcome – Chris Sexton, University of Sheffield, Leo Appleton, MmIT Richard Roberts Auditorium

10:15 -11:00 – Keynote presentation by Karen Blakeman, RBA Information Services “Searching in the cloud” Richard Roberts Auditorium

11:00 -11.50 – Parallel workshops sessions 1
·         Gurdish Sandu & Adjoa Boateng (University of East London) “The UEL Library: Entering the Cloud” Room A84
·         Lise Robinson (OCLC) “Something good is going to happen” : an overview of developing a cloud based solution” Room A85
·         Emily Goodhand (University of Reading) Cloud(y) Law: unpacking the issues for library & information professionals Room A87

11.50 - 12.10 – Break Richard Roberts Foyer

12.10-13:00 - Parallel workshops sessions 2
·         Andy Tattersall & Claire Beecroft (University of Sheffield) “CloudMe – Being an Effective LIS Professional without Touching Terra Firma” Room A84
·         Andrew Cox (University of Sheffield) “Research data management – what is the library’s role?” Room A85
·         Paul Walk (UKOLN) “Bring your own Cloud” Room A87

13.00 – 13:45 – Lunch Richard Roberts Foyer

13:45 – 14:30 – Rapid fire sessions Richard Roberts Auditorium 

14.30 – 15:20 - Parallel workshops sessions 3
·         Dave Parkes (University of Staffordshire) “Implementing the Koha Library Management System” Room A84
·         Anthony Beal (JISC) "Collaborating to create ebooks in the cloud: media rich resources for teaching, learning and assessment" Room A85
·         Bethan Ruddock (MIMAS) “Opening up – bibliographic data-sharing and interoperability” Room A87

15:20 – 16:00 – Panel Q&A – Dave Parkes, Anthony Beal, Bethan Ruddock, Karen Blakeman, Paul Walk, Emily Goodhand Richard Roberts Auditorium

16:00 Close

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