13th Conference on Professional Information Resources


WORKSHOP A: Changing Requirements For Teaching And Learning For Professional Education (in English)

Session coordinator: Ralph Catts, University of Stirling, United Kingdom

Where: 27. 5., 10.00 - 13.30, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Narodni 3, room no. 108

The development of professionals equipped with the skills to participate in the information society and the knowledge economy is a challenge for all in higher education. This workshop aims to bring together faculty staff and academic librarians to discuss their experiences with motivating students to use information and to develop information literacy skills as an integral part of the everyday academic experience.
The workshop will be facilitated by Dr Ralph Catts, who has substantive research and practical experience in the development and assessment of information skills in higher education. The workshop structure will enable participants to gain hands on experience with the incorporation of professional information skills into higher education curricula. A panel discussion will illuminate the perspectives of librarians and teacher on information use, and will uncover the current situation in embedding information literacy programmes into higher education curricula, using examples from the Czech Republic. Current concepts about generic skills and international trends in implementing information literacy standards will then be introduced by Ralph Catts.

Participants will be provided with the recommendations from a Czech enquiry into information skills in higher education and will be presented with a model action plan designed to help them to start up a project to enhance information skills within higher education programmes. In particular, suggestions for librarian and teaching staff cooperation will be identified.
The workshop concludes with a team assignment that will focus on discovering examples where the information literacy is or can be embedded in teaching and assesment tasks. This will be introduced by the facilitator with an example from Australia, which participants can explore to identify how information literacy can be embedded within a module focused on the professional content of a higher education course. This will be followed by the application of the procedure to teaching curricula selected by participants from their own teaching programmes. The results of analysis by a small team will be discussed and the workshop facilitator’s insights and comments will provide participants with a framework for further action.


The workshop is organized in cooperation with the Library of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic and IVIG.

WORKSHOP B: Sharing Bibliographic Data: Chance or a Risk for Libraries in the Web 2.0? (in English)

Session coordinator: Patrick Danowski, Berlin State Library, Germany

Where: 27. 5., 13.00 - 16.00, CERGE, Politických vězňů 7, 2nd floor, room no. 7

The draft report of the Working Group for Bibliography Control of the Library of Congress was criticized by the Open Knowledge Foundation (ONF), because there is no point about condition of re-use of bibliographic data. The ONF publishes a petition that all bibliographic data should be free. This is supported by users, Web 2.0 services like Library Thing and the Open Library Project. What does it mean for our practice?
Tim O'Reilly said "Data is the next Intel Inside" and Tom Coates from Yahoo says "the site is not your product", what does that mean for libraries and their websites and the presentation of data? How important are webservices for libraries? How can we change our services? What can we offer by way of the Web 2.0? And where are new chances?
Libraries have lots of data, so how can we become the next "Intel Inside"? Which data can be used by web 2.0 services? And which data is attractive for libraries? We will discuss what role libraries can play in the web 2.0 and how we can start this way.

The workshop will be led by Mr. Patrick Danowski.

Reading and Links:

Open Bibliographic Data: The State of Play

The Future of Bibliographic Control and Licensing Policies for Bibliographic Data

Tim O'reilly: What is Web 2.0

Richard MacManus: Tom Coates: Web of Data




The workshop is organized in cooperation with CERGE-EI.

WORKSHOP C: Marketing of Electronic Resources (in Czech only)

Session coordinator: Zuzana Helinsky, zh Consulting, Sweden

Where: 27. 5., 10.00 - 13.00, Charles university in Prague - Jinonice campus, U Krize 8, Praha 5, room no. 2015

This workshop will be held in Czech language only, no translation facilities will be available.


The workshop is organized in cooperation with Institute of Information Studies and Librarianship.