CILIP’s Umbrella Conference 2013
Bringing the information world together
Discover. Connect. Achieve.
Manchester | 2-3 July 2013
Call for Papers now open
The Call for Papers is now open for the country’s leading library and information conference: Umbrella 2013. The Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) Umbrella Conference regularly attracts up to 600 delegates from across the library and information world to meet, learn, debate and be inspired.
Proposals for presentation are invited from within and outside of the profession on the four main themes for this year’s conference:
• Future Skills and Future Roles: What will society need from our profession?
• Information to best support society: Information and digital literacy in education, work, health and leisure
• Beyond Information Matters: Pushing the frontiers of Knowledge and Information Management
• Partnerships for progress: Community engagement reaching our communities at organisational, local, regional, national and international levels
The closing date for entries is Friday 30 November 2012. For more information visit the website http://www.cilip.org.uk/umbrella2013/pages/call-for-papers.aspx
MMIT Group has one free pass to give away to a group member. Simply email MmIT journal editor email@example.com by 31 January stating why you’d like to attend. http://edgeconference.co.uk AND journal readers & Group member can also use our special discount code to book a place
Multimedia Information & Technology vol 36 no 3 is now available featuring a new landscape layout and we would welcome feedback on the new design. Our cover photograph shows the new ‘totem pole’ at John Rylands Library at the University of Manchester, which references the library’s collections of rare books, manuscripts and archives.
MMIT Group members and subscribers can view the journal online at http://cilipjournals.org.uk/mmit
We have been able to keep to the new 36-page length and this issue carries a special focus on public libraries covering use of wireless; the London Libraries Consortium; and local studies and social media at Solihull. Other features include archiving at the Aston Martin Heritage Trust; QR codes in higher education; Royal Horticultural Society’s online image library; improving access to cultural content through a knowledge transfer partnership between Bridgeman Art Library and the London College of Communication.
Kate Lomax’s ‘Best of the Blog’ covers the future of the library profession, Google Wave, and web video developments.
Reviews feature Kevin Curran on Library Mashups; Christine Urquhart on Envisioning future academic library services; Andy Tattersall finds out why Information is Beautiful; Michael Upshall explores Content Licensing; and Ken Cheetham reports on his product review of Xtreme web Designer 5.
The news section covers the MMIT Group survey; interactive whiteboards to bring Shakespeare’s plays to life using Manga; collaboration on bibliometrics; new Bamboo notebooks; free multi-language keyboard; a new version of Animate Pro; the Welsh Academy Encyclopaedia joining Credo; and voice control software for graphic design applications.
Kevin Curran’s technology roundup is wide ranging, covering items from use of photos to promote library events to mobile devices in a library context.
The November issue will include a special focus on academic libraries, contact the editor to offer news or feature ideas.
Comments or contributions are welcomed. Please contact the Managing Editor, Catherine Dhanjal with article or news suggestions, or images of multimedia in use. If you have any problems logging-in, or would like to join the Group or subscribe, please contact Catherine. firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: +44 (0)1883 650434
An article in the current issue of Library and Information Gazette (3 June 2010 www.cilip.org.uk/gazette ) quotes a variety of suppliers and experts in the field of mobile technologies and libraries, including a quote from the Multimedia Information & Technology Group, following the Group’s conference in September 2009.
More information on the conference and PPTs from the conference here: http://www.slideshare.net/catherinedhanjal/mmit-group-mobile-learning-conference-2009-programme; http://www.slideshare.net/catherinedhanjal/mobile-learning-jon-trinder; http://www.slideshare.net/catherinedhanjal/even-august-melissa-highton; http://www.slideshare.net/martinbazley/mobile-learning-in-museums-presented-at-mmit-birmingham-21-sep-09
The Jodi Awards are for museums, galleries, libraries, archives and heritage venues which use technology to widen access to information, collections, learning and creativity for disabled people. They are organised by The Jodi Mattes Trust : www.jodiawards.org.uk.
“We welcome nominations from all kinds of projects, small and big, local and international, low-tech and hi-tech and for small and large audiences. What counts is the value of the nominated project.” Examples of Jodi Awards winners can be found on www.jodiawards.org.uk/awards
Additional information: Yvonne Hellin Hobbs, Communications Coordinator, Jodi Awards 2010, Email email@example.com