MMIT 2013 Conference: Cloudbusting – demystifying the Cloud

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January 11, 2013 by Olivia Greenstreet

The MMIT conference has come round again and this time we are ‘Cloudbusting – demystifying the Cloud’.

Take a first peak at the programme for the day with further details to follow…

MmIT Conference, University of Sheffield, 5th April 2013

9:30 – Registration and morning coffee

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

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

11:00 -11.50 – Parallel workshops sessions 1

* Andy Tattersall & Claire Beecroft (University of Sheffield) “Cloudme – Being an Effective LIS Professional without Touching Terra Firma”

* Gurdish Sandhu and Adjoa Boateng (University of East London) “The UEL Library: entering the cloud”

* Lise Robinson (OCLC) “Something good is going to happen” : an overview of developing a cloud based solution

* Emily Goodhand (University of Reading) “Cloud(y) Law: unpacking the issues for library & information professionals”

11.50 – 12.10 – Break

12.10-13:00 – Parallel workshops sessions 2

* Axiell Workshop

* Andrew Cox (university of Sheffield) “Research data management – what is the library’s role?”

* Paul Walk (UKOLN) “Bring your own Cloud”

13.00 – 13:45 – Lunch

13:45 – 14:30 – Rapid fire sessions

14.30 – 15:20 – Parallel workshops sessions 3

* Dave Parkes (University of Staffordshire “Implementing the Koha Library Management System”

* Anthony Beal (JISC) “Collaborating to create ebooks in the cloud: media rich resources for teaching, learning and assessment”

* Bethan Ruddock (MIMAS) “Opening up – bibliographic data-sharing and interoperability”

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

16:00 Close

To book a place at the ‘Cloudbusting’ conference please use the online booking form:


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