Friday, May 31, 2013

June: LibraryBox: Portable Private Digital Distribution

Presenter:  Jason Griffey

DateTuesday, June 4, 2013

Start Time:          12 Noon Pacific
1PM Mountain
2PM Central
3PM Eastern

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·         Looking for an inexpensive way to distribute digital materials to non-library locations and enhance your traditional library services?
·         Have someone on your staff or a volunteer who likes to tinker with gadgets?
LibraryBox is an open source project designed to allow for the distribution of digital materials (books, music, movies, datasets) in the absence of reliable Internet connectivity. The hardware that LibraryBox uses is very inexpensive ($35) and the code is freely available, making it an attractive option for outreach and service to underserved areas for libraries.

LibraryBox is a key that can unlock many possibilities for your services. This webinar will discuss how you can build your own LibraryBox, use-cases (systems to accomplish a particular goal), the development of the project from its beginnings, and where it’s headed in the future.

At the end of this one-hour webinar, participants will:

·         Understand the scope of the LibraryBox Project and why it is beneficial to libraries and their customers.
·         Understand “use cases” and how they apply for LibraryBox for different types of libraries.
·         Know how to build a basic LibraryBox of their own.

This webinar will be of interest to any library or librarian who is interested in digital distribution of materials to non-library locations.

Webinars are free of charge, you can pre-register by clicking on the Join Webinar button now or go directly to the webinar by clicking on Join Webinar within 30 of the start of the event. If you pre-registered you will receive an email with login link and a reminder email the day before the event. If you did not preregister and you can register in the 30 minutes prior to the event and directly enter.

If you are unable to attend the live event, you can access the archived version the day following the webinar.  Check our archive listing at:

June: Stewarding Research Data with Fedora and Islandora

Webinar on June 11
Free for ASIS&T Members, $20 for Non-members

Space is limited.
Reserve your Webinar seat now at:

The interest in stewarding research data is undergoing an exponential increase, encouraged by funder mandates as well as the recognition by researchers that data sharing leads to greater discovery and innovation. The Islandora community is actively working on solutions for managing the diversity of data in virtually any domain. In one example at the University of PEI, Islandora tools are being built to sync data from systems like DropBox and Google Drive to Fedora, providing immediate preservation services for any arbitrary collection of data. This Physical Data Model is intended to provide a quick and seamless integration with Islandora where the researchers can subsequently add enrichment and optionally choose to share the data with others. In another example the Smithsonian is applying a set of Intellectual Data Models to steward research output from a variety of projects. In this case data is ingested into Islandora against a domain-specific data model that applies specific metadata forms, data transformations and data viewers to make the data more accessible immediately on ingest. The webinar will highlight these and other approaches to research data management and preservation.

PASIG Webinar - Stewarding Research Data with Fedora and Islandora
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM EDT

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.

System Requirements
PC-based attendees
Required: Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server

Mac®-based attendees
Required: Mac OS® X 10.6 or newer

Mobile attendees
Required: iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phone or Android tablet

Thursday, May 30, 2013

June: Business Research 101

Simmons Graduate School of Library and Information Science:

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This online course is four weeks long, begins June 1st, with about 3-4 hours of work per week.
We will cover company, industry, international business and marketing research.
Weekly activities include lectures with links to mainly free business resources and selected databases, exercise sets , short research questions, and evaluations of sources, to be posted in the discussion area and shared with colleagues. Students will also do a short research project of their choice.

It's a great way to delve into business research! No experience necessary, but appropriate for both novice and intermediate searchers. Examples are relevant to both academic and public libraries.
Please contact me if you have any questions.

For registration information and link click here:

June-July: All Work is Team Work

An Infopeople online course, June 25, 2013 to July 22, 2013

Does it seem like people talk about working together but nobody really knows how? Do you spend too much time talking about what happened and not enough time deciding on the actions to take? Do you feel that team members spend more time protecting their turf then working together? In this course experienced instructor Cheryl Gould will explore the characteristics of highly effective teams such as…

·         Team formation
·         Roles
·         Group dynamics
·         Team agreements
·         How to make decisions while having all members of the team feel heard

You’ll leave this course with the ability to be a great team player, which will also improve the performance of any team you are on in the future.

Fee: $75 for those in the California library community and Infopeople Partners, $150 for all others. 
For a complete course description and to register go to
NOTE: This course is approved as covering the Communication and Teamwork competencies for the LSSC program in conjunction with the Infopeople course Communication is More Than Words (scheduled to be offered again in November, 2013).