Are you proud of the work you have been doing? Do you think you know stuff you should share? Do you have a great idea ? Are you able to teach your colleagues something? Make yourself heard by doing a presentation at ELAG 2013, 28-31 May in Ghent, Belgium !
The theme of this year's conference is 'The INSIDE-OUT Library'. This theme was chosen at last year's conference, because we concluded:
Libraries have been focusing on bringing the world to their users. Now information is globally available
Libraries have been producing metadata for the same publications in parallel. Now they are faced with deduplicating redundancy
Libraries have been selecting things for their users. Now the users select things themselves
Libraries have been supporting users by indexing things locally. Now everything is being indexed in global, shared indexes
Instead of being an OUTSIDE-IN library, libraries should try and stay relevant by shifting their paradigm 180 degrees. Instead of only helping users to find what is available globally, they should also focus on making local collections and production available to the world. Instead of doing the same thing everywhere, libraries should focus on making unique information accessible. Instead of focusing on information trapped in publications, libraries should try and give the world new views on knowledge.
For inspiration about topics for your presentation, see the sub-themes page: http://www.elag.org/subthemes.htm
If you are interested in doing a presentation, follow the instructions at: http://www.elag.org/callp.htm
You may also be interested in leading a pre conference event. If so, look at http://www.elag.org/callbc.htm
Another way to participate in Elag is to moderate a workshop. For this you can fine more at: http://www.elag.org/callw.htm
Hope to see you all next year in Ghent,
Peter van Boheemen