Reminder–IDS Project Annual Conference Next Month

Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)

June 15, 2016

(via Mark Sullivan–IDS Project Executive Director, SUNY Geneseo)

The IDS Project’s 12th Annual Summer Conference is Thursday, July 28, and Friday, July 29, at the Desmond Hotel and Conference Center, in Albany, NY. This year’s  conference theme is “The Sharing Economy”, and approximately 250 attendees are expected. The IDS Conference is packed with information and training regarding exciting new technologies and strategies for information access, resource sharing, and acquisitions/collection development. All library  staff are encouraged to attend regardless of affiliation with IDS Project.

On Wednesday, July 27, we will be hosting two Pre-Conference Sessions concurrently with the All-Region User Group Meeting. The first session is on ILLiad webpages and will include modifying and enhancing your ILLiad webpages to work best for your library. Having IT experience will help, though it isn’t required. The second session is on creating your own IDS Logic Rule, and it will be a hands-on workshop that will help you understand the basic ideas and configuration of Logic Rules and will allow you to create your own rule to run at your library.

Disclaimer: In order for Logic Rules to run, you must have IDS Logic installed at your library and be a subscriber. Additionally, the rule you create must be installed by IDS Logic Support Staff.

Conference Agenda

The preliminary conference agenda has been posted here.

Keynote Speaker: Dorothea Salo

Dorothea Salo is a Faculty Associate in the School of Library and Information Studies at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, where she teaches about organization of information, scholarly communication and open access, digital libraries and archives, database design, and linked data. In 2009, Library Journal named her a "Mover & Shaker" for her open-access advocacy; in 2014 and 2015, the WISE Consortium honored her for excellence in online education. Dorothea has written and presented internationally on scholarly publishing, copyright, institutional repositories, linked data, and  research-data management. She holds an M.A. in Library and Information Studies, and another in Spanish, both from UW-Madison.

How to Register

Go here. If you already have an IDS Project login account, please login to your account before accessing the registration page. Once you are logged in and at the registration page, please make your registration selection and click on the “Register Now!” button. Your information will automatically be entered for registration. If you do not have an IDS Project member login, please create one using the registration tool. In creating this account, you will be automatically enrolled in the Conference. Once you are registered for the conference, you will be directed to a “thank you” page that provides instructions for conference registration payment and making hotel reservations.

All registered conference attendees will receive a confirmation email containing instructions for registration payment and hotel registration. Please register for the conference and your lodging as soon as possible. This will help us a great deal in planning all of the conference logistics.

For frequently-asked questions, please go here.

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