13 March 2013
04 March 2013
Early registration is now open for the IAALD IVth World Congress. Join in the conversation about "Emerging Priorities for Scientific and Technical Information" in a three day conference in beautiful upstate New York in the USA. The conference will run from July 21-24, 2013 and is hosted by Cornell University. Register now and save money. Early registration ends April 15th.
12 October 2012
01 October 2012
Call for Proposals: 14th World Congress of the International Association of Agricultural Information Specialists (IAALD)
Papers and Posters: Those wishing to present a paper or a poster should submit an abstract in English (maximum 300 words) online at https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=iaald13 (new users of the EasyChair software program will need to sign up for a free account).
Proposals should be tagged with at least two and up to five keywords from the provided tags. At least three additional author keywords are also required.
Interactive Workshops: The programming committee is also interested in hearing proposals for 2 hour hands-on workshops to be given at the conference. If you have expertise on a topic you think would benefit conference attendees and would like to lead a workshop, please submit a description in English (maximum 300 words) online at https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=iaald13 (new users of the EasyChair software program will need to sign up for a free account).
Authors will be informed of decisions on their proposals by January 15, 2013. All authors will be expected to give their papers, posters, and workshops in person at the IAALD World Congress. Scholarship information will be forthcoming.
Questions? Please email Jim Morris-Knower at email@example.com
25 September 2012
Each reviewer will be expected to participate in the blind-submission process by reading submissions and provide a recommendation for acceptance. The review process will begin on December 1, 2012 and conclude on January 5, 2013.
If you are interested, please e-mail Jim Morris-Knower at firstname.lastname@example.org.
17 September 2012
Library customers’ desire for fast online access to content and NAL’s goal of serving more customers nation-wide, coupled with declining use of print items, is charting a path toward digital items and away from print. Continued belt-tightening is also requiring the library to critically consider how best to spend its budget.
The complete story can be found at the NAL website.
20 July 2012
D-Lib is open access.
16 July 2012
The issue contains articles on researchers' publishing habits, information projects in Latin America and the Solomon Islands and use of extension information in Nigeria. The journal is published by IAALD and the contents and abstracts are freely accessible; articles are restricted to IAALD members and require a log in ID.
Information on IAALD membership can be found on the IAALD website.
11 July 2012
Plans are progressing for the conference and registration information will be available by the end of the summer. To follow the development of the conference go the the website . Questions can be directed to the conference committee. Watch this interview with Jaron Porciello, conference chair.
09 July 2012
According to the interview, "the unique components of the Digital Green system include:
- a participatory process for local video production,
- a human-mediated instruction model for video dissemination and training,
- a hardware and software technology platform for exchanging data in areas with limited Internet and electrical grid connectivity, and
- an iterative model to progressively better address the needs and interests of the community with analytical tools and interactive phone-based feedback channels."