Archive for May, 2013

Call for Volunteers for the Joint IODE/IAMSLIC GE-MIM

Dear IAMSLIC members,

 At the 39th IAMSLIC Conference in Alaska, a proposal was made by Peter Pissierssens, Head of the IODE Project Office and Linda Pikula, GE-MIM Chair, to establish the Joint IODE/IAMSLIC Group of Experts on Marine Information Management (IODE/IAMSLIC GE-MIM).  Following the recommendation by the established Task Force, this proposal has been approved by the Executive Board and by the membership. Participants of the 12th session of GE-MIM (January 2013, Miami, FL, USA) have discussed and addressed major points of concern raised by the Task Force and drafted the Recommendation for Establishment of the Joint IODE/IAMSLIC GE-MIM (Recommendation_IODE-XXII.1). This Recommendation has been adopted by the IOC Committee on IODE at its 22nd Session (March 2013, Ensenada, Mexico) and will be submitted to the Session of the IOC Assembly (June 2013) for approval. The Recommendation contains the Terms of Reference for the joint GE-MIM (please find attached an extract from the IODE Session Report ).

 The Executive Board is now looking for four (4) IAMSLIC members having expertise in marine information management  who are willing and able to serve for the Joint IODE/IAMSLIC GE-MIM:

 ·         2 short-term members with 2-year term of service (2013-2015);

·         2 members with 4-year term of service (2013-2017).

 This is your chance to apply your professional knowledge and expertise contributing towards identifying and addressing marine information issues at international level.

 You can propose yourself or another IAMSLIC member. We would be grateful to hear from you  by Monday, June 3rd. Please contact me at

Maria Kalentsits

IAMSLIC President 2012-2013

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Call for grants – deadline approaching

Dear colleagues,

This is a quick reminder that the Call for Grants has been announced with a deadline of 27 May 2013.

IAMSLIC members who are thinking of a small project that would improve library’s services or have submitted a proposal for a paper or poster for our next conference in Dania Beach, FL, USA  are now encouraged to apply for funding help.

 For proposal details and format please see our website at:

 Proposals should be sent to IAMSLIC President at:

 Best regards,

 Maria Kalentsits

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IAMSLIC conference – second call for proposals

If you considered submitting a proposal for the 2013 IAMSLIC Conference and didn’t get around to doing so, you still have a chance!

The program committee is now accepting a second round of proposals until May 31, 2013.

The following themes are of particular interest.

  • Graphical information – data visualization, geo-referencing, information graphics, mash-ups, presenting statistics or survey results
  • Changes in collection management – demand driven acquisitions, ebooks, shared print repositories
  • Changes in publishing – mergers, Open Access, Open Data
  • Embedded librarianship – e.g. member of research team, library skills integrated into curricula
  • Mobile environments/technologies

Please review the conference home page and the Call for Proposals and then send your proposal to

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