Two workshops will be held on Monday, May 29: Reinvent! Developing the Skills Needed to Reinvent a Library and Social Media Archiving. Workshop lecturers are Carl Grant and Yvonne Ng. Workshop-only registration form available!
Registration open for INFORUM
Conference registration is open now and the agenda for INFORUM 2017 is now available! Workshop-only form is also available. Early-bird registration deadline May 2. We invite you to join us in Prague in May!
Carl Grant in an interview for EDUCASE
Listen to this interview with Carl Grant, our guest speaker, who will lead a workshop and a keynote speech at Inforum 2017. His main topic is the use of virtual reality in science and research but you will definitely learn a lot more:
- how to use data management tools in the academic environment?
- should we use open source software?
- what is his view of the future of university libraries?
Carl's enthusiasm for the librarian profession and a vision of its good prospects immediately grabs your attention!
Kai Karin Geschuhn
Max Planck Digital Library, Germany
Kai Geschuhn holds a master’s degree in Library and Information Science from the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. At the Max Planck Digital Library, she works at the interface between license management and open access. She is part of the negotiating teams for Max Planck’s offsetting agreements and she promotes OA2020, the INTACT project and the ESAC initiative aiming at the transition of the current subscription system to open access business models. Kai is coauthor of the MPDL whitepaper “Disrupting the subscription journals’ business model for the necessary large-scale transformation to open access published in 2015.
University of Oklahoma Libraries, United States
Carl Grant is the Associate Dean of Knowledge Services and Chief Technology Officer at the University of Oklahoma Libraries. He has demonstrated his commitment to libraries, librarianship, and industry standards through his participation in the Coalition for Networked Information, American Library Association and Association of College and Research Libraries, Library and Information Technology Association and on the board of the National Information Standards Organization (NISO). In recognition of his contribution to the library industry, Library Journal named Mr. Grant an “Industry Notable”.
University of Surrey, United Kingdom
Fiona Greig is responsible for acquiring, developing and managing access to the physical and electronic information resources required to support academic programmes and research. She leads on elements of the University Research Strategy including open access requirements, research data management and preservation and the strategic deployment of bibliometric information. She is also the Deputy Director of Library & Learning Support. Before coming to Surrey she worked at Plymouth University as a Content Strategy Manager and in two central Government Departments libraries. She is a Chartered member of CILI and the British Computer Society.
WITNESS, United States
Yvonne Ng is the Senior Archivist at WITNESS, an international non-profit organization, where she manages its human rights video collection, and trains and supports activists using video to archive their media. Yvonne frequently speaks and writes on personal and community-based approaches to video archiving and archival ethics, including teaching a new course on Personal Digital Archiving at New York University in 2016. She is also active with the Community Archiving Workshop, XFR Collective, and the Association of Moving Image Archivists. Yvonne holds an MA in Moving Image Archiving and Preservation from NYU.