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>>> ASLIB Open Training courses now also in Manchester, UK

After the Christmas and New Year break, ASLIB Open Training courses are due to kick off again on 25th February 2014 and the programme now includes two new courses. 'Learning to Manage' and 'Effective Communication Skills for Library and Information Managers' will be held in May and June of this year in London. Visit www.aslib.com/training/index.htm for more information.

In an effort to help you make the most of your budget, ASLIB Open Training courses will also now take place in Manchester and London. In 2014, the following courses will be available in Manchester, UK:

Copyright Essentials
Copyright Masterclass
Copyright: Latest Legislative Developments
Digital Copyright
Introduction to Social Media

If London or Manchester are too far for you to travel, we offer on-site courses for your organization or one-to-one for individuals. Visit www.aslib.com/training/index.htm for more information.


>>> AKISS 2013 - Programme and speakers

ASLIB has been a leading provider of information skills training for 70 years and the AKISS programme is built upon providing many different opportunities for delegates to directly enhance their professional skills.

To register for the conference, visit our website while places are still available: http://www.aslib.com/conferences/akiss/register.htm

AKISS will give delegates the opportunity to return to the workplace with improved skills and understanding in the following areas: 
  • Use of digital technologies in a library, information, knowledge or records management, or archiving;
  • Use of social media in libraries and information knowledge or records management, or archiving;
  • Practical examples of use of Big Data;
  • Securing senior management buy-in for libraries and information knowledge or records management, or archiving;
  • Copyright exploitation or compliance with regulatory framework;
  • Managing change.

To exhibit at, or sponsor the event, go to: http://www.akiss.co.uk or contact: hevans@emeraldinsight.com

>>> AKISS Earlybird deadline extended until 31st October

Booking your delegate pass to AKISS can be done online at the AKISS website http://bit.ly/15pnRcX. Alternatively if you have have queries about booking your delegate pass you contact the team at support@aslib.com

The AKISS programme has been developed to include a combination of case studies and active learning through discussions and workshops to deliver new knowledge and skills directly applicable to practitioners and researchers. 

Themes of the programme include managing change, Big Data, winning support: ensuring that key decision makers are on your side, digital information and copyright. To see the full programme visit: http://bit.ly/1b2dm3I

What's included in the fee?
Access to all conference sessions
Lunch and refreshments on both days
Networking gala dinner at London's iconic landmark, Senate House on 5 December
To exhibit at, or sponsor the event, go to: www.akiss.co.uk or contact: hevans@emeraldinsight.com

>>> Opportunity to publish your research in Advances in Librarianship: Vol 39

In keeping with Emerald's philosophy, Advances in Librarianship publishes research that can be applied. The editors are looking for chapters written as:

* general reviews
* conceptual and technical papers
* viewpoints 
* theoretical or applied research.
Chapter proposals can be in bullet or prose forms and should not exceed two pages.
If you have questions, comments or requests for author guidelines please contact the Editors:  Anne Woodsworth alwoods10@gmail.com or W. David Penniman dave_penniman@yahoo.com
Full contact information should be provided, along with the proposal.

Schedule and due dates
Chapter proposals due to the Editors: January 1, 2014
First drafts of manuscripts due to the Editors: May 1, 2014
Final/revised drafts due: August 1, 2014

Find out more about the book series, including reviews and what the book series covers: http://www.emeraldinsight.com/products/books/series.htm?id=0065-2830 
The latest vol 36 - Mergers and Alliances: The Wider View is available online: http://www.emeraldinsight.com/books.htm?issn=0065-2830&volume=36

>>> AKISS Earlybird deadline expires in one week!

The full programme is now available! http://bit.ly/1b2dm3I

Themes of the programme include digital information, Big Data, copyright and managing change.

High-calibre presenters from a range of different industries, will speak at AKISS. They include:
  • Roly Keating, Chief Executive of the British Library
  • Neelie Kroes, Vice President of the European Commission
  • Euan Semple, Speaker, Writer and Consultant
  • Mark Field MP, Intelligence & Security Committee
For more information about the speakers visit http://bit.ly/17ZBnHo

Book now and save with the early bird offer!
Register before the 1st October and receive a discount on the cost of your delegate pass. Other discounts are available for Emerald customers and SLA members. Book now: http://bit.ly/15pnRcX