Archive for Regional group activities

EURASLIC XVIII – conference website

The website for 18th Biennial Conference of the European Association of Aquatic Sciences Libraries and Information Centers is launched. The conference entitled River of no return: sail or sink will be held from May 6-9th, 2019, Zagreb, Croatia. The title of the Conference signifies changing role of libraries in information age and their ability to sail with the flow in order to maintain their presence in today’s digital environment, therefore the themes are covering various range of important topics.

Follow the updates on Conference page:

http://euraslic2019.irb.hr/

or event Facebook page

https://www.facebook.com/events/2247778922109902/

 

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27th Annual SAIL Meeting in Madison, Wisconsin

The 27th annual meeting of the SAIL Regional Group of IAMSLIC was held May 16-19 at the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. Anne Moser of the Aquatic Sciences Center (UW-Madison) and Alisun DeKock of the Shedd Aquarium (Chicago) co-hosted the conference for 26 IAMSLIC-SAIL members, speakers, and guests. Madison welcomed us with traditional Midwestern weather – we needed shorts and t-shirts the first day, umbrellas the next, pants and jackets by the end. Spring weather aside, the conference kicked off with a Wisconsin-style BBQ dinner on Tuesday evening with a presentation and tour of the Aquatic Sciences Center.

SAIL conference 2017 attendees overlooking Lake Mendota

Wednesday and Thursday included two full days of excellent and informative conference sessions from members and guest speakers, the SAIL business meeting, and State of the Union–SAIL Libraries. Thursday was capped off  with a tour of the Madison capitol building by our most erudite local guide, Anne Moser, and a dinner “on the square” with a view of the capitol dome over local beer, freshly caught whitefish from Lake Michigan and, of course, cheese curds.

The inside of “the people’s house” better known as the Wisconsin capitol building.

On Friday, a smaller group remained in the city for a tour of the Aldo Leopold Center, just north of Madison. Leopold is considered by many to be the father of wildlife ecology and the US wilderness system. We were thrilled to visit “the Shack” where he did so much of his ecological observation and wrote many of the essays that comprise A Sand County Almanac.

Lupins were in full bloom in Wisconsin!

SAIL visits “the Shack” at the Aldo Leopold Center

Many thanks to our sponsors Wisconsin TechSearch, UW Press, WT Cox, Springer Nature, DEMCO and ProQuest for their support of this year’s conference.

If you’d like to learn more about this year’s SAIL conference and its sessions, check out the program at http://www.iamslic.org/sail/sail-2017-great-lakes-great-libraries

-Alisun DeKock

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Water, Water, Everywhere: Defining and Assessing Data Sharing in Academia

Amanda Whitmire has a paper out in PLOS ONE on data sharing at OSU.  It is open access and the link to the full-text is below.

Congratulations Amanda!

The paper provides some good background for the discussion Amanda is facilitating “Data and Technology in the Marine and Aquatic Library” at the Cyamus meeting being held in a couple weeks at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo (Cyamus 2016 Conference).

–Joe Wible, librarian emeritus

http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0147942

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A regional course on “Development and management of e-repositories” for the SE Pacific coastal institutions

The INIDEP Library and Documentation Service has participated last May in an important training course organized by Comisión Permanente del Pacífico Sur (CPPS) and OceanTeacher/IODE (UNESCO/COI Project).

The course “Development and management of e-repositories” took place between May 26 -30, 2014, at Universidad del Pacífico, Guayaquil (Ecuador). Organizers invited the librarian Leticia Lizondo (INIDEP) as part of the teaching team, together with Imma Subirats (FAO, Rome) and Pauline Simpson (Central Caribbean Marine Institute, Cayman Islands).

This activity is part of the skills development program of SPINCAM Project (Southeast Pacific Data and Information Network in support to Integrated Coastal Area Management), designed to establish an integrated coastal area management (ICAM) indicator framework at national and regional level in the countries of the SE Pacific region (Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Panama and Peru) focusing on the state of the coastal and marine environment and socio-economic conditions, to provide stakeholders with information and atlases on the sustainability of existing and future coastal management practices and development. One of the priority training areas for SPINCAM members is the development and management of e-repositories for each participant country in the Project as well as to manage properly the scientific output (papers, images, datasets, etc.) of their organizations/countries.

22 participants from SPINCAM member countries attended the course (Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Panamá y Perú) and they could analize topics like: History, debate and advocacy of Open Access.- Planning and implementing digital repositories.- Technical and management policies.- Standards for interoperability.-Mandates and legislation in different countries.- Knowledgement organization systems and semantic web.- Copyright .- Open data

INIDEP participation in this course is highlighted by its commitment in the Digital Repositories National System (SNRD), from Science, Technology and Productive Innovation Ministry (MINCyT) in Argentina, and the recent approval of the law of Open Access in our country. Our organization is currently developing its institutional repository “Mar Abierto” (Open Sea) which is expected to be officially displayed to the national and international community before the end of this year.

This event was IODE first steps in its Ocean Teacher Global Academy project, whose target is to offer training courses in different regions with local trainers.

Link to Spanish version in INIDEP blog.

Leticia Lizondo, INIDEP, Mar del Plata, Argentina

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ARAME KEITA NDIAYE – NEW AFRIAMSLIC REPRESENTATIVE

Africa Regional Group of IAMSLIC held its elections few months ago and the following are the results for voting. The voting was done online we cordially acknowledge the online voting assistance we received from Steve Watkins.
11 members voted and here are the results:

For AFRIAMSLIC Chairperson
Arame Keita Ndiaye (5)
James Macharia (4)
Zanele Hadebe (2)

For AFRIAMSLIC Secretary
Zanele Habebe (6)
Violet Ohimain (2)
James Macharia (2)

I congratulate Madame Arame Keita Ndiaye for being elected AFRIAMSLIC representative and Ms Hadebe for being elected Secretary of the group.
Handing over of the office to the new representatives will be commemorated during the AFRIAMSLIC meeting to be held on the 5th October 2013 in Mombasa, Kenya.

With Kindest regards
Edna Nyika
Outgoing Representative

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NOMINATION OF AFRIAMSLIC CHAIRPERSON AND SECRETARY

To all Members of Africa Regional Group of  IAMSLIC.

Last year during 37th IAMSLIC Conference and 5th AFRIAMSLIC conference it was agreed that we hold elections during the ODINAFRICA workshop, where at least 25 members of the group will be arround. The information was communicated to all members in November 2011 via our mailing list. Now the ODIN MIM are meeting in Nairobi and we are holding a back to back meeting with AFRIAMSLIC. Kindly send in your nominations for people you would like to be chairpeson or secretary to the group. Elections will be held on Friday noon East Africa Time.

Please feel  free to send in your comments.

Submitted by

 

Edna A. Nyika

Outgoing Chairperson

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SAIL Conference 2012

SAIL is holding its annual conference on April 10-13 at the Massachusetts Maritime Academy in Buzzards Bay, MA.
Carla Robinson, SAIL Representative

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EURASLIC 17-20 May 2011

The 14th Conference is being held this week in Lyon, France. On behalf of IAMSLIC I hope the conference is a great success. It is a time to not only learn from the presentations but from your colleagues.

Marcia Croy-Vanwely
Iamslic President

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SAIL 2011

The SAIL regional meeting is being held next week at Texas A&M University in Galveston hosted by Natalie Wiest.  SAIL 2011: Into the I of the Storm; Information Resources Undergo a Sea Change, will take place April 5-April 8, 2011. https://conferences.tdl.org/SAIL/index/index
The program is well organised and should be most valuable to attendees.
Marcia Croy-Vanwely
Iamslic, President

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Call for Conference sites proposals

The Conference Site Selection committee is now accepting proposals for the Annual IAMSLIC conference in 2013 (a location in SAIL); 2014 (a location in PRIG); and possible host sites in the EURASLIC region for the 2015 conference.
Your proposals should be addressed to Daria Carle, chair of the committee, at:  afdoc@uaa.alaska.edu
Marcia Croy-Vanwely
Iamslic, President

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