CC Global Summit 2023 Announcement

Creative Commons is excited to announce plans to return to an in-person format for the next CC Global Summit, due to take place in September/October 2023.

Since 2006, the CC Global Summit has brought together thousands of CC community members, activists, creators, advocates, librarians, educators, lawyers, and technologists from around the world to discuss, collaborate, and take action to make our global culture more open and collaborative. After two years of running successful virtual summits, CC is currently exploring ways to ensure safety, accessibility and global inclusivity remain a top priority for an in-person Summit in 2023. Read the recap from CC Global Summit 2021 here.

In the meantime, we are spreading the spirit of CC Global Summit throughout 2022 with community-driven conversations on our ‘Open Minds… from Creative Commons‘ podcast and varied webinar offerings, including journalism and open culture webinar series. Nominate a guest for CC’s Open Minds Podcast today >>

We will provide more information about CC Global Summit 2023 in the next few months.

ASIS&T 24-Hour Global Conference: Call for Proposals

The 24-Hours Global Conference 2022 aims to promote networking among individuals, organizations, and institutions. This is a fully virtual conference available for both ASIS&T members and non-members. The conference, like its name, will run over a 24-hour period and will cover all time zones. The format of participation is varied to support numerous ways of learning, engagement, and sharing. Accepted formats include, but are not limited to:

  • Paper presentations
  • Panel discussions
  • Provocation sessions
  • Poster presentations
  • Professional work shadowing
  • Illustrations
  • Lightning talks
  • Webinars

Call for Proposals

Participants are encouraged to think outside the box and be creative in showcasing what is happening in their region in the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic and information sciences. Collaborations are encouraged among colleagues, and across disciplines.

Topics relevant to the theme include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Networking in virtual environments
  • Sharing for learning
  • Learning though networking
  • Role of social networking in enhancing professional skills
  • Digital humanities
  • Artificial Intelligence and new technologies
  • Collaborative information seeking, human collaboration and cooperation
  • Networking around the globe: opportunities and challenges
  • Becoming agents of change in the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Building for the future
  • Creating Connections, Building Bridges…Together
  • Facing the Future – Together
  • Inclusive and Equitable Practices during COVID-19
  • Role of innovative leadership in networking and sharing

Please submit a short abstract (maximum 500 words) indicating the format of presentation. Include the names of all presenters, including their affiliation, country and email address.

Submit abstract 

More details here. 

 

Celebration of Sound: Public Domain Day *Virtual* Celebration

About this event

On January 20, 2022, the Internet Archive, Creative Commons and many other leaders from the Open world will honor the treasure trove of works published in 1926 that will enter the public domain next year. The public domain will grow richer with canonical works from authors like Hemingway, Faulkner and Dorothy Parker, silent film classics like Nanook of the North, and beloved children’s stories about Winnie-the Pooh and the Hundred Acre woods, becoming freely available to all.

For registrations and other information visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/celebration-of-sound-public-domain-day-virtual-celebration-tickets-223634836817

2022 ASIS&T Annual Meeting 28 October – November 2, 2022

The Annual Meeting of the Association for Information Science and Technology will be held from 28 October – November 2, 2022 in Pittsburgh, PA. In its 85th year, the ASIS&T Annual Meeting is the premier education and networking event for the information science and technology community.  The Annual Meeting of the Association for Information Science and Technology is the premier international conference dedicated to the study of information, people, and technology in contemporary society.

To know more about this meeting visit https://www.asist.org/meetings-events/am/.

 

iPres 2022: Call for Contributions now open!

The Call for Contributions for iPres 2022 is now open. iPres is the premier and longest-running conference series on digital preservation. The 18th International Conference on Digital Preservation will be held in Glasgow, Scotland from 12th – 16th September 2022!

iPres 2022 will be a hybrid conference and proposals are welcome whether or not contributors expect to be present on site. Original contributions that will develop the theory and practice of digital preservation are invited. These may include scientific models and outcomes of research, creative solutions to shared challenges in daily practice, outcomes of innovative collaborations, state of the art in education, training and work-force development, and insight-oriented institutional and personal progress towards digital preservation goals. 

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SIG of the Year Award 2021- SIG III has been selected as the ASIS&T SIG of the Year award!

SIG III has been chosen as 2021 recipient of the ASIS&T SIG of the Year award! This award will be given during the annual SIG Cabinet Meeting on Sunday, October 31st at 7:30 AM Mountain Time.

The purpose of this award is to recognize outstanding professional accomplishments and activities of an ASIS&T Special Interest Group. The SIG-of-the-Year Award was established in 1975. It is administered by the SIG Cabinet.

The award consists of certificates to be presented to each member of the governing body of the SIG by the SIG Cabinet Director at the banquet of the ASIS&T annual meeting.

More information about this award can be found here.

South Asia Chapter, ASIS&T has been awarded special funding to pursue a project on ‘Dealing with COVID-19′

South Asia Chapter of ASIS&T has been awarded special funding to pursue a unique project on ‘Dealing with COVID-19 and Saving People’s Lives in South Asia (SA) Areas & Beyond – A Health Informatics Promotion Project’. This Chapter proposes to set up a YouTube channel to host multilingual videos for disseminating awareness on a variety of topics on Covid-19 in the South Asia region. This project runs in collaboration with the Asia Pacific and European Chapter to bring their experience dealing with similar viruses in the past. This Chapter expects that the content for these videos will help fight misinformation and disinformation regarding Covid-19 information by citing accurate and reliable sources of information.

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IFLA: World Library and Information Congress- Day 3 Highlights!

WLIC 2021 closing session: the end of a beginning

IFLA President, Christine Mackenzie

After three dynamic days of sharing, learning, and creativity, IFLA President Christine Mackenzie closed our Federation’s first ever virtual World Library and Information Congress.

Setting out just a few of the highlights of IFLA’s first ever virtual WLIC, she urged participants to turn the connections they have made into lasting collaborations, delivering on the potential of a global library field. The closing session should in fact, therefore, be a starting point for new partnerships!

IFLA’s President-elect, Barbara Lison, underlined this focus on the future, drawing on the trends identified as priorities by participants in the President-elect’s session – see below for more!

IFLA Secretary General Gerald Leitner went on to encourage the audience to ensure that they made full use of all they had learned and heard during the Congress in the weeks and months to come, turning ideas into actions. To deliver on the goal of a strong and united global library field powering literate, informed, and participatory societies, everyone had a role to play, using the IFLA Strategy 2019-24 as a framework and reference point.

Finally, Christine Mackenzie formally closed the Congress, thanking all those involved – volunteers, participants, partners and headquarters staff – for their essential contributions to making a success of WLIC.

See you at our WLIC 2022 in Dublin!

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IFLA: World Library and Information Congress- Day 2 Highlights!

Libraries in the broadband ecosystem: gearing up for IFLA WLIC 2021

The past 20 months have required libraries around the world to not only find ways to deliver their services remotely when possible – but also to reflect on their broader roles in the digital ecosystem.

Libraries themselves are constantly looking to do more not only with digital tools, but also to ensure that their communities enjoy the possibilities that they bring.

The best way to do this is when libraries are fully integrated into official government strategies around broadband. IFLA has played a leading role in carrying out research into the ways in which this happens around the world.

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IFLA: World Library and Information Congress- Day 1 Highlights!

It’s started! WLIC 2021 opened by IFLA President Christine Mackenzie

IFLA President Christine Mackenzie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IFLA’s 86th World Library and Information Congress – and first ever virtual Congress – began today, with IFLA President Christine Mackenzie and Secretary General Gerald Leitner inviting the global field to three days of varied and exciting sessions.

In her opening speech, Christine Mackenzie reminded participants of how essential libraries are for the communities they serve. In turn, opportunities to come together, as at WLIC, energised the field, helping to build understanding and connections, and spread great ideas and practice.

Gerald Leitner underlined Christine’s point, encouraging participants to make the post of the Congress as a chance to set the agenda for the future of the field.

With the conference taking place online, the IFLA President welcomed first timers, while also recognising the work of those who had given decades of service to the field and their communities.

With over 150 sessions planned, WLIC offers rich opportunities for learning from each other and co-creating the future of our field. Stay tuned!

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