Speakers from Chile for #IamMex16

Dear all,

I don’t know about you, but I’m finding the weeks to be moving really quickly lately! Can’t believe the conference is only two weeks away!! We’re going to have to ramp up production on these speaker blogs and start delivering you a daily digest.

So without further ado, let me introudce our next speaker Sara Yusta Manterola. Sara co-authored her paper with Ximena Silva Guerrero, unfortunately Ximena cannot attend the conference.

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Sara Yusta Manterola is a librarian at the University of Magallanes in Chile. Throughout her career she has worked mainly in university libraries in Chile. She has worked in all areas of information management.

Sara began her career at the University of La Serena, where she supported the formation of the database of the Study Center dedicated to Gabriela Mistral (1990-1994). At the University of Magallanes, she worked between 1994 and 2005 in charge of the automation of libraries, and subsequent implementation of open shelving and developing projects of improvement of building, collection and services.
Between 2005 and 2009, she served in a private university in Temuco. Later, between 2009 and 2014, she was Head of the Library System of the Catholic University of Temuco.

In April 2014 she returned to the University of Magallanes, where she started working with the team lead by Ximena Silva, who was developing Aike Digital Library and Gaia Antarctic Digital Repository (GAIA ANTARTICA) One of her career goals is to have the opportunity to make a difference in university libraries, helping students and teachers to improve their knowledge, through information and communication technologies.
A training highlight for Sara has been engageing in a two-week internship in the libraries of the University of Toronto, along with 30 Chilean librarians. Following that, Sara attended a seminar at Harvard University, sponsored by LASPAU and Harvard College Library (2002).

Sara moved cities due to the transfer of her husband. Come talk to Sara at Iamslic, she is a family lady and has 3 children and two grandchildren, and as a family they are sports fans. Her biggest hobby is knitting; crocheting or two needles. She also dances in a folk dance group. So lots to talk to Sara about at Iamslic, as well as her interesting library career.

 

Bibliotecaria, ha ejercido principalmente en bibliotecas universitarias en Chile.Se ha desempeñado en todas las áreas de una unidad de información.

Inició su carrera profesional en la Universidad de La Serena, donde apoyó en la formación de la base de datos del Centro de Estudios dedicado a Gabriela Mistral (1990-1994).
En la Universidad de Magallanes, trabajó entre 1994 y 2005 a cargo del proceso de automatización de las bibliotecas, y posteriormente en la implementación de la estantería abierta y la elaboración de proyectos de mejoramiento del edificio, la colección y los servicios.
Entre el 2005 y el 2009, se desempeño en una universidad privada en Temuco, para posteriormente, entre el 2009 y el 2014, hacerse cargo de la Dirección del Sistema de Bibliotecas de la Universidad Católica de Temuco.
A partir de abril de 2014, regresa a la Universidad de Magallanes, donde se integra al equipo que lidera Ximena Silva, quien desarrolla la Biblioteca Digital Aike y el Repositorio Digital Gaia Antártica.
Una de sus metas profesionales es tener la oportunidad de establecer una diferencia en las bibliotecas universitarias, ayudando a alumnos y docentes a mejorar sus conocimientos, a través de las tecnologías de información y comunicación.
Dentro de su formación destaca especialmente la pasantía de dos semanas en las bibliotecas de la Universidad de Toronto, junto a 30 bibliotecarios chilenos. Posterior a eso asistieron a un Seminario en Harvard University, auspiciado por Laspau y Harvard College Library (2002).

Los cambios de ciudad se deben a traslados de su marido.Tiene 3 hijos y dos nietos, y como familia son fanáticos de los deportes. Su gran pasatiempo es el tejido, crochet o dos agujas, y también integra un grupo de baile folklórico.

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Co-authoring with Sara is Ximena Silva Guerrero. She is a librarian graduated from Universidad de Chile. After her graduation she started working in public libraries of the Libraries, Archives and Museums Direction. Since 1998 she has worked at the Universidad de Magallanes in Punta Arenas, where she has served as Head of the Documentation Center of the Institute of Patagonia; Project Director MECESUP “Reinventing the Library as a Learning Space”. Nowadays she is head reference librarian and coordinator for the information literacy program and digital plataforms “Aike Digital Library of Patagonia” and “Gaia Digital Repository Antarctica”. As part of her training she has completed diplomas in: Management Directive; University Management; and University Teaching. She is a member of IAMSLIC and Information Management Group in Marine Sciences (GT- GIM) of the National Oceanographic Committee (CONA).

Ximena is married and has 2 sons. In November she will become a grandmother for the first time, and for this reason she will not be able to attend the IAMSLIC conference, to share and personally present the work of her unit “Gaia Antarctic Digital Repository: management and dissemination of Antarctic knowledge”. She invites her colleagues present at IAMSLIC to share any questions by email regarding the work.
Bibliotecaria titulada de la Universidad de Chile. Los primeros años profesionales los desarrolló en bibliotecas públicas pertenecientes a la Dirección de Bibliotecas, Archivos y Museos (DIBAM). Desde el año 1998 trabaja en la Universidad de Magallanes en la ciudad de Punta Arenas. En que se ha desempeñado como Jefe del Centro de Documentación del Instituto de la Patagonia; Directora del Proyecto MECESUP “Reinventando la Biblioteca como un Espacio de Aprendizaje”.  Las responsabilidades actuales son de bibliotecaria de referencia; coordinadora del programa de alfabetización para la información; coordinadora de las plataformas digitales “Aike Biblioteca Digital de la Patagonia” y “Repositorio Digital Gaia Antártica”. Como parte de su formación ha cursado los Diplomas en: Gestión Directiva; Gestión Universitaria; Docencia Universitaria.Desde el año 2004 es miembro de IAMSLIC y del Grupo de Gestión de Información en Ciencias del Mar (GT-GIM) del Comité Oceanográfico Nacional (CONA).

Está casada, tiene 2 hijos. En noviembre será abuela por primera vez, hecho relevante y significativo que la tiene muy feliz, pero que a la vez le impide estar presente en el Congreso IAMSLIC , como era su gran deseo y así tener la oportunidad de compartir y presentar personalmente el trabajo de la ponencia. Esto no impide que los colegas y miembros presentes en IAMSLIC si desean hacer consultas lo puedan hacer por correo electrónico.

Title: Gaia Antarctic Digital Repository: management and dissemination of Antarctic knowledge
Abstract: The experience of creating a specialized subject repository “Gaia Antarctic Digital Repository” is described. Born in the context of the Convenio de Desempeño MINEDUC-MAG 1203 “Gaia Antártica: Conocimiento y Cultura Antártica” and the collaborative partnership of the Universidad de Magallanes (Umag) with higher education and research institutions that contribute to the knowledge of the Antarctic Continent. Its purpose is to develop a single digital platform to collect, preserve and disseminate scientific, academic and disclosure information about the Antarctic and Antarctic polar areas. It emphasizes partnerships with national universities: @umagallanes and institutions of research and dissemination of Antarctic knowledge. Also, describes the process of selection of documents specifying the terms for scanning; the technical aspects of the selection and implementation of the management platform of digital objects; selection of open access software and the use of standard bibliographic description; and implementation of hardware and networking technologies. Finally, it describes uses policy and copyrights, settlement and dissemination.

Social Media: University Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/umag.promocion and University Twitter: @umagallanes

Posted on behalf of the communications team by Stephanie Ronan

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