Friday, January 30, 2009

Computer Science Roundtable Speakers

I will be moderating the Computer Science Roundtable at SLA this year.

Previous calls for CSRT topics resulted in this draft agenda:
- Data curation presentations (no more than two)
- Discussion regarding CS being incorporated into SciTech
- Open forum
Note: I will ask for IEEE and ACM reps to be available to answer questions

I have contacted a number of individuals that are versed on the current trends and challenges regarding data curation and about how library and non-library organizations can support stewardship programs, etc. I have not yet been successful in securing speakers.

I am looking for people that are equipped to discuss data curation trends AND are attending SLA. Any suggestions or volunteers?

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Special Librarians Reaching Out

I am preparing to give a talk at the joint AAAS/AAPT meeting in Chicago next month on the topic Social Networking for New and Cross-over Physics Teachers. At Cornell our Vice Provost for Outreach has made it a priority to reach out to the wider education community. I have several projects designed for use by science teachers at all levels.

My first step in preparing a talk was a literature review. I came across the TappedIn system. The more I learn, the better I like it. I wondered if anyone out there has had experience with it.