Archive for July, 2014

IAMSLIC conference early registration deadline

Have you already done your registration to the 40th IAMSLIC Conference in Noumea, N.C.? because tomorrow is the deadline for early registration fees, after July 31 there will be an increase.
Please review the information on the registration page before registering. Note that guests must be registered separately.
If you have questions about registration, please contact the IAMSLIC Registration Team at  <IAMSLICreg@gmail.com>

After you have registered, don’t forget to choose your accommodation at Lodging, then PLEASE contact the host, at <maryca@spc.int>  to make the hotel reservation for you. Please indicate if you would like to share a room or if you prefer to have a room to yourself.
We are in touch! and the program will be available next week !

On behalf of the planning committees,

Guillermina Cosulich, Conference Convener
Mary-Clare Ame, Local Host

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Colombian Student Faces Prison Charges for Sharing an Academic Article Online

This is both sad and scary.  I find it hard to believe the student is being sued by the author as opposed to the publisher as is indicated in the news story.  Also a 4 to 8 year prison sentence seems way out of line.

Maybe something like this will force changes in copyright law to make it more reasonable.

Joe Wible, Hopkins Marine Station

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2014/07/colombian-student-faces-prison-charges-sharing-academic-article-online

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40th Anniversary Poster Corner

Forty Years of Sailing: Connecting Islands in a Digital World

Regarding our 40th celebration, special activities will be held. We invite you to join us personally or send a poster !

* There will be a Special Poster Corner for the History of IAMSLIC, open during the whole Conference,   for all those who would like to remember and share images and thoughts of people, moments, conferences, Guin Auctions and achievements, and to celebrate how IAMSLIC connects all of us members. This Corner will be especially dedicated to the retired ones and those that sailed from the very beginning of this Association.

Posters- paper version:

Option 1- bring the poster yourself to the Conference.

Option 2- if you are not attending the Conference, send it by snail mail – regular post office- but note it will take some time, so send it very much in advance addressed to: IAMSLIC Conference c/o Mary-Clare Ame, Librarian, Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), 95 Promenade Roger Laroque,  BP D5, 98848 Noumea Cedex,  New Caledonia

Option 3- send it to a member who is going to attend the Conference and lives close to you (see list of attendees in the website).

 Posters- pdf version:

Will be included in the website once the Conference is over. Send it to: Guillermina Cosulich gcosulich@inidep.edu.ar

* Within the Conference there will be a Special Session on: Importance of library associations: IAMSLIC. We already have an oral presentation by Samuela Nakalevu from SPC-Fiji, a panel with experienced and active IAMSLIC members, and two posters.

Share with everyone your experiences !  Thank you!

On behalf of the planning committees, Guillermina Cosulich, Conference Convener;
Mary-Clare Ame, Local Host; Sally Taylor, IAMSLIC President

 

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2013-14 Summary of Resource Sharing Statistics

In July of each year, I collate and summarize the resource sharing statistics from the IAMSLIC Distributed Library project. 2013/14 represents the 12th complete year of the resource sharing program. A total of 3573 requests were submitted during 2013/14, an overall decrease of 17% from the previous year. This is the second year in which the overall volume of transactions has declined significantly, from a peak of 5310 in 2010/11. A total of 46,596 requests have been submitted via the system since its inception in 2002.

The resource sharing program continues to be broadly international in scope, with 67 different IAMSLIC lending libraries in 25 countries receiving borrowing requests from 103 IAMSLIC libraries in 43 countries, similar to previous years’ numbers. 27 (40%) of those 67 lending libraries are in the United States and they received 64.5% of the total requests, which is close to the historical average. Three libraries in Germany received 16.6% of the total requests, while Australia, Mexico, Canada, India, Argentina, South Africa and the Philippines collectively received 14.9% of the borrowing requests.

The Alfred Wegener Institut in Bremerhaven (Germany) regained its status as the top lending library this year, followed by Hatfield Marine Science Center of Oregon State University (U.S.), the Pell Marine Science Library at the University of Rhode Island (U.S.), Hopkins Marine Station of Stanford University (U.S.), and the University of Hawaii (U.S.).

Overall activity across the Regional Groups remains fairly balanced and there has been a notable increase in the number of European libraries who are requesting materials via the system. EURASLIC and SAIL still conduct much of their regional interlibrary loan activity via their discussion lists, so the number of transactions via the Distributed Library does not reflect the full volume of resource sharing in those regions. The Latin American region continues to make active use of the resource sharing program while contributing a substantial amount of lending in return, including an significant percentage of requests filled within the region. Borrowing activity in Africa and the Pacific region also continued at modest levels, concentrated primarily in a small number of institutions.

The complete set of data is available on the Distributed Library website via the Resource Sharing Statistics link at http://www.iamslic.org/iamslic/ill/. It includes a spreadsheet for each year that offers charts and additional analysis of lending and borrowing patterns. I encourage you to look at the 2013/14 numbers and will be glad to answer any questions you may have about the data.

Steve Watkins
California State University, Monterey Bay, Library
swatkins@csumb.edu

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IAMSLIC conference registration is now open

Dear IAMSLIC members and friends:

We are pleased to announce that registration for the 40th IAMSLIC Conference in Noumea,  is now open!

Take advantage of early registration fees until July 31, after this date there will be an increase.

Please review the information on the registration page before registering. Note that guests must be registered separately.

If you have questions about registration, please contact the IAMSLIC Registration Team at IAMSLICreg@gmail.com

After you have registered, don’t forget to choose your accommodation at Lodging, then PLEASE contact the host, at maryca@spc.int to make the hotel reservation for you.  Please indicate if you would like to share a room or if you prefer to have a room to yourself.

We are in touch!, we are in the process of finalizing the program !

On behalf of the planning committees,

Guillermina Cosulich, Conference Convener
Mary-Clare Ame, Local Host

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