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2015 Events

If you have an event that would be relevant and of interest to CILIP in Scotland members please e mail details to admin@cilips.org.uk.

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North East Branch - Meet the CILIPS President

Date: 20th April

Venue: Aberdeen Central Library

Join the North East branch on the 20th April 2015 to hear CILIPS President Jeanette Castle talk about her experiences in the library and information world. There will be refreshments and the opportunity to ask Jeanette questions.

Jeanette is Head of Library and Heritage Services for West Lothian Council. She has senior management experience in both South Ayrshire and West Lothian Councils. Jeanette is a passionate believer in the power of public libraries to make a difference in people’s lives, and in free, open and accessible access to reading, learning and information to all people.

The free event will take place in Aberdeen's Central Library and all are very much welcome. The library will be open to the public so please ask at the main desk and you will be shown to the Committee Room where the event will take place. The venue is wheelchair accessible.

The event is on the 20th April at the Aberdeen Central Library. Please see the Eventbrite page to book tickets: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/meet-the-cilips-president-jeanette-castle-tickets-16479425405

If you have any questions about the event, or anything at all, just get in touch!

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Mentor training session

Monday 27 April 0945-1630
G20, Longman Campus, Inverness College UHI, 3 Longman Road, Inverness, IV1 1SA
For any further information or to book, please contact Alison Turriff or Val Walker the Mentor Support Officers for Scotland. Contact details alisonturriff6@googlemail.com and vmwalker@blueyonder.co.uk
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Mentor exchange of information session
Tuesday 28 April 1100-1230
Room1130, National Library of Scotland, George IV Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1EW
For any further information or to book, please contact Alison Turriff or Val Walker the Mentor Support Officers for Scotland. Contact details alisonturriff6@googlemail.com and vmwalker@blueyonder.co.uk
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#GLTU15
Date: 28th April 2pm
Venue: Gartnavel Hospital
Full info: https://gltweeps.wordpress.com/2015/03/24/gltu15-gartnavel/
Details from Anabel Marsh: #GLTU15 has now been fixed for the afternoon of Tuesday, 28th April at 2pm. We’ll be visiting the libraries at Gartnavel: the General and Royal Hospitals, the Beatson and the Public Health Resource Unit. I had a preview before Christmas, so pop over to the post I wrote then for more pictures – it was a fabulous afternoon and I learned a lot about the variety of work in health librarianship. Many thanks to Shona McQuistan for all her work organising this.
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An introduction to RDA for cataloguers –a CIG Scotland Seminar

Date: Thursday 7th May, 10am-4pm

Venue: National Library of Scotland Board Room, George IV Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1EW

Cost: £60 for CIG/CIGS members, £72 for non-members.  VAT is included in the cost.

A sandwich lunch will be provided. 

Directions are available at: http://www.nls.uk/info/locationmap/index.cfm#gb

Registration

To book a place, please send the following details to Paul Cunnea, CIGS Secretary, at p.cunnea@nls.uk

Your name

 

Institution

 

Invoice address (or pay on the day)

 

Are you a CIG/CIGS member?

 

Special dietary requirements

 

Details: The Cataloguing and Indexing Group in Scotland is delighted to host an all-day seminar on RDA (Resource Access & Description).  The seminar will provide a practical introduction to the RDA standard for cataloguers, covering its history, exploration of the RDA Toolkit, RDA’s relationship to AACR2 and MARC 21, and with an emphasis on worked examples and practical information.

The seminar will be led by Jenny Wright, Training & Development Manager at Bibliographic Data Services Limited (BDS).  Jenny has extensive experience of training cataloguers in RDA.

The seminar will benefit cataloguers and metadata professionals seeking a practical introduction to RDA, and those responsible for implementing the standard.

Please note that invoices will be issued after the event, and late cancellations will be charged at full cost.  For enquiries regarding purchase orders or invoicing please contact CIGS Treasurer Ann Cameron at ann.cameron@nls.uk

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Cataloguing and Indexing Group in Scotland Annual General Meeting & RIMMF Seminar

Date: Wednesday 20th May

Time: The AGM will start at 1pm, with the seminar following at 1.30pm

Venue: National Library of Scotland Map Library, Causewayside, Edinburgh, EH9 1PH

Tea & Coffee will be available. 

Directions are available at: http://www.nls.uk/info/locationmap/index.cfm#cb

Details: The Chair of CIG Scotland warmly invites members and non-members to the 2015 Annual General Meeting, which will take place at the National Library of Scotland Map Library, Edinburgh, on Wednesday 20th May – details below.

If you are interested in joining the committee, or wish to raise items for the agenda, please contact CIGS Secretary, Paul Cunnea, atp.cunnea@nls.uk 

Post AGM Seminar: RIMMF 3 & RDA data balls (Deborah Fritz & Gordon Dunsire)

Want to know more about RDA, RIMMF and r-balls?  Book your place now!

We are delighted to welcome back Deborah Fritz of TMQ, who will give a presentation on RIMMF3.  RIMMF (RDA in Many Metadata Formats) is a free editor for pure RDA data that can be used as an RDA visualisation and training tool.  Deborah will provide a practical demonstration of version 3 , and explain how the tool can help support RDA-MARC mapping, linked data export, and provide an insight into cataloguing of the future. 

Deborah will be followed by Gordon Dunsire (Chair of the Joint Steering Committee on RDA) who will delve into the mysteries of RDA data, r-balls, and Jane-athons.

Both the AGM and seminar are free to attend, but registration is required.   To book a place please contact CIGS Secretary, Paul Cunnea, atp.cunnea@nls.uk 

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World War One Projects and Investigations (Information Literacy part 3)

Date: 21st May 2-4pm

Venue: Queensferry High School, Edinburgh, EH30 9JN

 Three fantastic presentations from Scottish High Schools on researching and gathering digital resources to commemorate the WWI centenary. Our Speakers will share their top research tips, useful organisations and contacts as well as inspiring you with details of their WWI projects.

Speakers: 

-   Naomi RichardsonLibrarian, Queensferry High School, Edinburgh.

Scotland’s War Project (Edinburgh University) focusing on an overview of Queensferry High School’s contribution to the Scotland’s War Project in researching local Commonwealth War Graves with special emphasis on those from the Battle of Jutland. http://www.scotlandswar.ed.ac.uk/Scotland/About

-   Ian McCracken, Volunteer Archivist, Govan High School Glasgow

“I will be looking at World War One research processes & outcomes. The presentation will include information on sources that can be used, IL challenges, and how the Govan High Memorial research has benefited the school”

-  Lauren ThowLibrarian, Portobello High School, Edinburgh

The School That Went to War (BBC Radio Scotland) researching and uncovering the stories of soldiers from Portobello High School who signed up to fight in WWI. Culminating in a 5-episode BBC Radio drama narrated by Edith Bowman. http://www.allmediascotland.com/broadcasting/72993/made-here-the-school-that-went-to-war-bbc-radio-scotland-2/

Free 8GB data stick pre-loaded with a resource pack

The cost is £40 for CILIPS members, £50 for non-members

Booking:  https://cilips.formstack.com/forms/east_branch__information_literacy_part_three 

Registration essential on or before 01.05.15 for catering purposes

Direct any enquiries to East Branch Events Co-ordinator, Alison Leslie

Alison Leslie, National Library of Scotland, George IV Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1EW. 

Tel: 0131 623 3822         Fax 0131 623 3830        Email a.leslie@nls.uk

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RDA for Implementers : Sharing Experience – a CIG Scotland Seminar, 27th May, Edinburgh

The Cataloguing and Indexing Group in Scotland is delighted to bring together speakers from four organisations to share their experiences of implementing RDA within their respective institutions.    The organisations are at different stages of implementation, have taken different approaches, and promise to provide expert insights into the challenges and joys of implementing RDA.

The talks will be followed by an open forum, where delegates will be encourage to share their own experiences, ask questions, and raise issues around the transition to the new standard.

Speakers:

Alasdair MacDonald, Metadata Co-ordinator, University of Edinburgh

Neil Nicholson, Metadata Manager, National Library of Scotland

Iain Veitch, Deputy Cataloguing Manager, University of St Andrews

Jenny Wright, Training & Development Manager, Bibliographic Data Services Limited (BDS)

We are also delighted to welcome Gordon Dunsire, Chair of the Joint Steering Committee on RDA, who will provide a brief overview of the future direction of the standard.

Seminar details:

Date: Thursday 27th May, 10.30am-3.30pm

Venue: National Library of Scotland Board Room, George IV Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1EW

Cost: £36 for CIG/CIGS members, £42 for non-members.  VAT is included in the cost.

Directions are available at: http://www.nls.uk/info/locationmap/index.cfm#gb

A sandwich lunch will be provided. 

Registration

To book a place, please supply the following details to Paul Cunnea, CIGS Secretary, at p.cunnea@nls.uk

Your name

 

Institution

 

Invoice address (or pay on the day)

 

Are you a CIG/CIGS member?

 

Special dietary requirements

 

Please note that invoices will be issued after the event, and late cancellations will be charged at full cost.  For enquiries regarding purchase orders or invoicing please contact CIGS Treasurer Ann Cameron at ann.cameron@nls.uk

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CILIPS Annual Conference 2015 Advocating Libraries: Innovate and Thrive
1st-2nd June
Dundee (Apex Hotel)

Full Details

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 Conference

Date: June 23-26, 2015

Venue: Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen, Scotland, UK.
Keynote speakers in 2015 include Prof. Dorothy Williams, Emeritus Professor of Information Science at Robert Gordon University, Prof. David Bawden (Department of Library and Information Science, City University London) and Prof. Olof Sundin (Department for Arts and Cultural Sciences, Lund University, Sweden).

i3 focuses on the quality and effectiveness of the interaction between people and information and how this interaction can bring about change. The conference will look beyond the issues of use and accessibility of technology to questions about the way people interact with the information and knowledge content of today's systems and services, and how this might ultimately affect the impact of that information on individuals, organisations and communities.

Conference themes include:
• the quality and effectiveness of user/information interactions (e.g. information literacies);
• patterns of information behaviour in different contexts (e.g. creativity, ethics, surveillance, ownership, information recycling/reuse);
• the social, cultural and economic impacts of engagement with information, including the assessment of value and impact;
• the value of information and knowledge as enablers of resilience and change in organisations and communities.

Further information will be available soon on the conference website at http://www.rgu.ac.uk/i3conference2015.  If you would like to register your interest and receive further alerts, please email the conference team at i3information@rgu.ac.uk.

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CILIPS Autumn Gathering - 19th November

Details coming later in the year.