From: Mark Jordan <mjordan@sf...> - 2003-07-30 22:11:35
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Registration is now open for Access 2003: Extending Our Abilities, at http://access2003.lib.sfu.ca/registration.php
The Access 2003 conference is happening Oct. 1 to 4 in Vancouver, British Columbia. Access is one of the premier technical
conferences for libraries.
The theme for this year's Access is "Extending Our Abilities", focusing on using technology to extend the capabilities of
libraries in new and creative ways . The conference will feature leading-edge presentations, including a keynote by Tim Bray,
co-editor of the XML 1.0 spec and W3C invited expert, and a round up of technology trends by Clifford Lynch, Director of the
Coalition for Networked Information.
Attendees will also have the opportunity to exchange ideas at the Birds-of-a-Feather sessions, get creative at the
pre-conference Hackfest, and network during the evening social events, including a harbour cruise and a visit to Vancouver's
legendary Railway Club.
The program will cover a wide range of topics, including:
E-resource Management: the Quest for Systems and Standards
TSpace: DSpace Implementation at the University of Toronto
ASIN (Atlantic Scholarly Information Network) Portal Project
Learning Object Management for Libraries
DPI: The Digital Preservation Imperative
Koha: Open Source ILS
OpenILL Open Source Interlibrary Loans Management System
A Metadata Infrastructure for the 21st Century
Usability of Broadcast Searching
Shibboleth Authentication Protocol
OpenURL Linkserver Comparison
Network Security Update
Digital Library Research Agendas
Electronic Theses and Dissertations
The Hackfest Report
For more information, please see the Access 2003 conference web site, at: http://access2003.lib.sfu.ca
Hope to see you there!
Acting Coordinator of Library Systems
W.A.C. Bennett Library, Simon Fraser University
Burnaby, British Columbia, V5A 1S6, Canada
Phone (604) 291 5753 / Fax (604) 291 3023
mjordan@... / http://www.sfu.ca/~mjordan/
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